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What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by freelance(m): 5:02pm On Mar 17, 2006
Food for thought
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by allonym: 11:25pm On Mar 22, 2006
The whole world.

What does it matter if he loses his soul.

Hell itself is contradictory. The bible says that people in hell will be punished for all eternity. . . and later says that hell will be destroyed.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by vichel(m): 12:01am On Mar 23, 2006
Apparently when the soul is lost, he won't be around to enjoy his world. because the soul makes up our presence, so i have no answer to that one.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by allonym: 12:20am On Mar 23, 2006
why would losing his soul keep him from enjoying the world?
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by vichel(m): 12:24am On Mar 23, 2006
because aparently the body is dust without a soul, dont u think?
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by allonym: 6:18am On Mar 24, 2006
no. . . why would his body be dust without a soul.

Of course, i'm pretending for now that people have souls to begin with.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by vichel(m): 4:25pm On Mar 24, 2006
because when we die our soul leaves the body that we each posses, and with nothing to sustain the body, it decomposes and returns to the original dust that it was made of
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by allonym: 4:46pm On Mar 24, 2006
ok, how does that stop you from enjoying the world while you are alive?
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by vichel(m): 6:16pm On Mar 25, 2006
Good question, this is so because apparently the average life expectancy of humans, is in the mid 70s.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by chistiana(f): 12:03pm On Dec 06, 2006
This is really interesting, No profit my dear, its really sadled wen u see what the world as turn tooo, just take a look at this how many people on this forum listen to messages or gosple music, they all wants to listen to worldy music, how many nairalander contribute to religion thread we all wants to have fun by going to Sexuality, romance and so on,

this are all worldy things to be realistic, we all say the holyness is from the heart, God doesnt look at the kind of wear we put on, it all matters, cause our body is the Temple of the holy spirit. how will it profit us to buy cars, put on expensive and nacked waers we call cloths, go to hotel and ve fun, going to parties, smoking, drinking stealing just because of the things of the world just because of some years enjoymeny, then lost our life.

at time i keep wondering my self if am going to make heaven, few minutes i just confess my sin, then the next minutes u see me furnicating.

May God help us and give us the real Salvation to make heaven.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Ndipe(m): 11:10am On Mar 08, 2007
I listen to music, while driving. Is it a sin?
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Backslider(m): 11:13am On Mar 08, 2007
@ Beloved Sister Christiana


Dont Give up it possible with God but impossible with man. Consecrate yourself and determine you follow death or life


Matthew 3:10
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Struggle to bear fruit even if you are the only one dare to be a Joshua
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Backslider(m): 11:17am On Mar 08, 2007
inward and outward holiness is needed

God is not mocked whatever a man sow that shall he reap

Build yourself in your most Holy Faith

THE WORLD MUST DRESS AND BEHAVE LIKE US AND IF THEY FAIL TO THEIR SIN IS ON THEIR HEAD.

EVERY ONE FOUND WITH SIN WILL STAND TRIAL AT THE WHITE THRONE INDIVIDUALLY
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by zebra: 2:24pm On Mar 08, 2007
if a man makes wealth and loses his soul, his family will help him enjoy the money; atleast the family will be very comfortable, and they will pray for the man to make heaven. It's just like ABACHA's issue, he made and acquired enough wealth and lost his soul at the end of the day but his family are still swimming in millions and billions of Naira. But how many christians in Nigeria give a meaning to to "what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose his own soul ??" Even Pastors are working around the clock using all sort of avenues to acquire worldly wealth; or has Pastor Chris not gotten nearly the whole money in Nigeria?? Does he ever think of loosing his soul?? Please make the money, if you are not there to enjoy it your family members will.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by fleurmontj: 4:57pm On Apr 16, 2008
When i read this i thought that it could mean. We go around trying to get all the things that the world we live in (society) deems valuable, cars, women, money, power, dominance ect. There is no way (at least that i can think) that we can obtain these things and truly be a follower, or saved or however you want to call it. So although these things may make us feel good, is it worth the price of us losing our soul (morality, ethics, relationship with God ect). So what does it profit a man to Gain the world and lose his soul. There is no profit because as you were doing what you had to do to get everything that the world has distinguished as valuable you were losing and forgetting about everything that the Lord has deemed as valuable. Just my interperation and i am not tryign to come off holier than anyone, im an, arrogant drunkard foolish habitual sinner but anyone can try to change
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by jagunlabi(m): 11:59am On Apr 17, 2008
What shall it profit a man,to gain dogmatic organized religion and looses his soul.
A food for thought.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by fleurmontj: 3:21pm On Apr 17, 2008
he wouldn't profit anything
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by elizabetta(f): 11:27am On May 03, 2008
Is there anything to gain in this world?there is absolutely nothing,life is vanity.so think of where your soul is going and don't lose it.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Alphazee(f): 12:03pm On May 05, 2008
@elizabetta
Is there anything to gain in this world?there is absolutely nothing,life is vanity.so think of where your soul is going and don't lose it.
Yet you shout "Blood of Jesus" or "I REJECT IT WITH FIRE!" when say Armed Robbers threaten to take you away from this SINFUL world to HEAVEN!grin grin
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by elizabetta(f): 11:56am On May 06, 2008
Alphazee:

@elizabetta Yet you shout "Blood of Jesus" or "I REJECT IT WITH FIRE!" when say Armed Robbers threaten to take you away from this SINFUL world to HEAVEN!grin grin

Point of correction,i don't shout blood of Jesus because His blood has already been shared for me.But one thing i want to tell you is that it is natural for fear to come when you want to die except you are not human,but think,you have the best cars,houses,everything good thing you ever think of in this life and then when you die you leave everything behind.Eccl 6:12 says"for who knoweth what is good for man in this life,all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow?please read.And also Eccl11:8"But if a man live many years,and rejoice in them all;yet let him remember the days of darkness;for they shall be many,all that cometh is vanity.So please my friend the ending of anything is better than the beginning.gain your life and lose the whole world.thanks
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by hevenspoke: 2:07pm On May 20, 2009
this is an analogy i believe to the fact that how a person gains the wealth corrupts himself in the pursuit of riches. the price is too high, and the reward is never enough
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Tudor3(m): 2:40pm On May 20, 2009
Gain the whole world if you can,because there's nothing to lose.
The soul doesnt exist neither does the fabled spirit.its just you and you 5 damn senses in this world.once you die,there's no life hereafter,you are GONE!!
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Tudor3(m): 2:40pm On May 20, 2009
Gain the whole world if you can,because there's nothing to lose.
The soul doesnt exist neither does the fabled spirit.its just you and you 5 damn senses in this world.once you die,there's no life hereafter,you are GONE!!
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Tudor3(m): 2:41pm On May 20, 2009
Gain the whole world if you can,because there's nothing to lose.
The soul doesnt exist neither does the fabled spirit.its just you and you 5 damn senses in this world.once you die,there's no life hereafter,you are GONE!!
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Tudor3(m): 2:43pm On May 20, 2009
The world is up for grabs,no god can stop you
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Image123(m): 1:06pm On May 21, 2009
This guy is obviously dissatisfied with something. He seems at a loss of his soul+x
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by boveegirl9: 11:56pm On Dec 08, 2009
Basically what this means,

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

You cant gain happiness by possessions or money or sex. Every celebrity has proven this. Without God we have nothing.
When we get to caught up in the things of this world, and dont have God, life is meaningless. We lose sight of what is important, and we are no longer truly happy.
When we say to God, i give my life to you, your in control, everything i have youve given to me anyways, if you take it away its fine. We are "Losing our life" for Gods sake, and in return God blesses us, giving us a great life. Losing your life, just so your can find it.
And the guestion about Hell contradicting itself, its not a contradiction.
When God comes back, which is hopefully soon, hes gonna judge the earth. The people that beleive in him will be raptured (Taken up to heaven) Everyone else will stay on the earth and it will be chaos. But God will give everyone a second chance. So when he destroys the earth 5 years later, he'll take back to heaven the ones that believe in him, and the ones who dont, will go to hell.
He'll then create a new heaven, a new earth, and a new hell known as The River of Fire, that will be even worst.
You cant just take peices of the bible, you have to read the whole thing.
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by GraceJesus: 1:55pm On Mar 08, 2011
When Jesus Christ said those words He was not just talking about this life, but He was talking about eternity. You may be popular, rich materially, yet if you won't let Jesus save your soul you'll spend eternity in Hell fire. He is the King of Eternity. What most people don't understand is human being are eternal beings. Our bodies may die by not our souls. When you get rich or get happy on Christ's terms you gain your soul. Someone may ask, How can I have eternal life? If you repent of your sins, confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe God raised from the dead then you get saved. You'll then need to read the bible especially the new testament to help you understand how you should conduct yourself as a christian. Join a good bible believing church. Be ware of churches who teach that the closer you are to God richer you will get.[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][color=#000099][/color][/font]
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Jenwitemi(m): 2:56pm On Mar 08, 2011
Jesus cannot save your soul. That is your job. That is the job of each individual. How soul saving is done is up for debate,though, but definitely not through submission to the dogma of organized religions like christianity.
GraceJesus:

When Jesus Christ said those words He was not just talking about this life, but He was talking about eternity. You may be popular, rich materially, yet if you won't let Jesus save your soul you'll spend eternity in Hell fire. He is the King of Eternity. What most people don't understand is human being are eternal beings. Our bodies may die by not our souls. When you get rich or get happy on Christ's terms you gain your soul. Someone may ask, How can I have eternal life? If you repent of your sins, confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe God raised from the dead then you get saved. You'll then need to read the bible especially the new testament to help you understand how you should conduct yourself as a christian. Join a good bible believing church. Be ware of churches who teach that the closer you are to God richer you will get.[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][color=#000099][/color][/font]
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by GraceJesus: 5:56pm On Mar 08, 2011
@Jenwitemi: I pray that the Lord God Almighty may open your eyes to the gospel of Christ and that you may believe. No amount of philosophy can save a man's soul but Jesus and Jesus alone. you can choose Christ today and when you die you will enter into eternity. if this were not the truth you would have little to lose, if however it turns out to be the truth you'll have eternity to regret why you didn't believe within the few decades that man has to live on earth!
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by Jenwitemi(m): 8:09pm On Mar 08, 2011
Shut up there! Do you know the gospel of Jesus yourself? The only gospels your eyes have ever been opened to are the ones created by the roman catholic church for sheeples like you. So don't talk to me about opening eyes to some Jesus gospel. What do you know about gospels? I know more about Jesus' gospels than you have ever learnt from the church that has been deceiving you and people like you for centuries.

Salvation is only for the brave and the mature, and not for people who need crutches like you and your fellow christians. Jesus was just there to show the way, to point to the way to salvation, and not to lead you there. Jesus work is only 5%, the rest 95% task is yours and no other. Do you think salvation is a gravy train where you just have to belong to the right religious clique, read a book and sing praises to an image of a whiteman created for you by the white race and you are home and dry? Keep deceiving yourself.

You better start to pray for yourself so that your eyes might finally be opened to the deceit you and your fellow christian brethren have been put under.
GraceJesus:

@Jenwitemi: I pray that the Lord God Almighty may open your eyes to the gospel of Christ and that you may believe. No amount of philosophy can save a man's soul but Jesus and Jesus alone. you can choose Christ today and when you die you will enter into eternity. if this were not the truth you would have little to lose, if however it turns out to be the truth you'll have eternity to regret why you didn't believe within the few decades that man has to live on earth!
Re: What Shall It Profit A Man To Gain The Whole World And Lose His Soul by IDERAWOLE(m): 7:11pm On May 12, 2011
fleurmontj:

When i read this i thought that it could mean. We go around trying to get all the things that the world we live in (society) deems valuable, cars, women, money, power, dominance ect. There is no way (at least that i can think) that we can obtain these things and truly be a follower, or saved or however you want to call it. So although these things may make us feel good, is it worth the price of us losing our soul (morality, ethics, relationship with God ect). So what does it profit a man to Gain the world and lose his soul. There is no profit because as you were doing what you had to do to get everything that the world has distinguished as valuable you were losing and forgetting about everything that the Lord has deemed as valuable. Just my interperation and i am not tryign to come off holier than anyone, im an, arrogant drunkard foolish habitual sinner but anyone can try to change
fleurmontj:

When i read this i thought that it could mean. We go around trying to get all the things that the world we live in (society) deems valuable, cars, women, money, power, dominance ect. There is no way (at least that i can think) that we can obtain these things and truly be a follower, or saved or however you want to call it. So although these things may make us feel good, is it worth the price of us losing our soul (morality, ethics, relationship with God ect). So what does it profit a man to Gain the world and lose his soul. There is no profit because as you were doing what you had to do to get everything that the world has distinguished as valuable you were losing and forgetting about everything that the Lord has deemed as valuable. Just my interperation and i am not tryign to come off holier than anyone, im an, arrogant drunkard foolish habitual sinner but anyone can try to change

@boveegirl9
When interpreting scriptures, its not always literal as many assume.

You will wonder what the poster is really after, whatever; the meaning of that verse is just to let Man realize that you are more than what you are seeing.

You are not just that tangible body that you move around; you are far more than that.

Every man is made up of SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY.

At the fall of man, every thing called human being became corrupted; the Man you see; I mean every human being is so loaded and has the capacity to produce all you call the world today. The invention center is the soul, but without it being submitted to the will of its creator, despite the enormity of its power, sorrow is always the outcome as seen in the world today.

When the authority of man is returned back to God; its creator, then the beauty of that being called man can only be seen at his/her best.

When a man returns to his/her maker at the point of new birth, what we call being born again today; a cleansing takes place, the oil of God's glory comes upon the man; then you realize the true capacity of man.

It takes even born again christian to realize this, to function at this level.

The true value of man is seen when the oil of God; which we call ANOINTING flows out of man, but that can only happen when God has done the washing, "of the water by the word".

After all you dont use oil until you have washed even in the natural.

So without this submission to God which was the basis of that scripture; you may gain the whole world, but you have lost so much even here on earth; not to talk of what happens in eternity with God in heaven.

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