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Sin A Spiritual Suicide by TI1919(m): 9:25pm On Nov 12, 2016
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (NKJV)


It does not matter how much prophecy we know, whether we can recite from memory large portions of Scripture, or know perfectly every doctrine's technicalities (I Corinthians 13:1-3). In terms of judgment, what matters is whether we are striving to live what we know to be the way God lives because it is how those in His Kingdom will live. His way is the way of love, and love is something we do.

Humanly, the opposite of love is hate. This is because we judge things largely according to the senses. Love, therefore, is a strong feeling for a person or thing; hate is a strong feeling against. However, this definition is not biblical.

Biblical, the opposite of love is sin. Like love, sin is also something we do. According to I John 5:3, love is keeping God's commandments, and sin, then, is the breaking of His commandments. Though feeling is certainly involved in biblical love, the will of God and truth play a far larger part.

Seriously consider this: If we sin, then biblical, we do not love God, our fellow man, or for that matter, ourselves, because sinning means we have taken steps toward committing spiritual suicide! If we do this, it also means that we do not appreciate that God has given us life and has given His life so that we can claim His awesome promise of living eternally with Him.

Stripped of all possible nuances that might affect God's judgment, this is the stark reality of what faces us once God has opened our eyes and revealed His purpose to us. It brings to the fore that, if we love what He has revealed, then we must hate sin because it destroys everything God's wonderful revelation stands for.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 4:44am On Nov 13, 2016
But I'm a sinner.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by TI1919(m): 6:45am On Nov 13, 2016
Millerz:
But I'm a sinner.

That's why Christ died on the cross for our sin, that we become like him after accepting him as our Lord and personal savior, For them that are in Christ are new creation old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new,

Being a new creation in Christ simply mean our thinking and they way in which we live should be traced in Christ Jesus not the way of the world.

When we surrender our life to Christ we will see him work for our God. My life is a testimony of God work.

Christ Jesus is all we need and my desire is to be sincere in my love for him even if it means losing my life for this cause , that's one example of surrendering our life even onto death.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by IamtherealRita(f): 7:06am On Nov 13, 2016
Millerz:
But I'm a sinner.

Yes, no human is a saint we all must come to Christ Jesus as sinner that's why he came to save sinners and give them grace to overcome sin in our earthly vessel(Apostle Paul)

The joy of working the way of Christ is that he cleans us from all unrighteousness and give us clean sheets and also filled us with a wonderful gift of the holy spirit which help us to walk in a world full of darkness without sinning. That's the joy.

They Lord will strengthen you if you make up your mind to come to him.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 8:33am On Nov 13, 2016
The bible says in Isaiah 59:1-2
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear dull, that he cannot hear.

But your inequities have separated you from God; and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

One thing with walking with God is that :

He knows your condition and yet he requires you to admit your condition by confessing it yourself to him.

Confessing your sin is a form of humility that only those whom God has helped knows.

For example

When Adam sin in the garden of Eden in
Genesis 3:7-8 "Then, the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
And they heard the sound of the Lord walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden."

Look at Adam and his wife hiding themselves from the presence of God! Can you see how foolish sin makes one to be

Can man hid from God's presence
No.
Clearly our sins is what will separate us from God and confessing our sin to God and acknowledging how foolish we are renews our strength and he keep us from falling.

Hiding our sin is a foolish thing to do.
When you live a pure life with God your life will be a testimony

Demons will be uncomfortable when they see you.

This is why I feel sorry for people that walk up and down looking for this man of Godor the other...

The truth is that they don't know the truth and hence they become targets for this men that claim to be of God with all manner of things.

Any man that will not show me Jesus Christ is not worth it.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 8:38am On Nov 13, 2016
Millerz:
But I'm a sinner.

You now qualify to come to Christ, this was the purpose of his coming to the world

The bible says, And they shall call him Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 8:46am On Nov 13, 2016
Millerz:
But I'm a sinner.


we are human no one is above sin.. but then God can give you the power to... if you ask for it he will give you the grace to overcome it he is a mercyful God

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokimalachi(m): 9:11am On Nov 13, 2016
TI1919:

That's why Christ died on the cross for our sin, that we become like him after accepting him as our Lord and personal savior, For them that are in Christ are new creation old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new,
Being a new creation in Christ simply mean our thinking and they way in which we live should be traced in Christ Jesus not the way of the world.
When we surrender our life to Christ we will see him work for our God. My life is a testimony of God work.
Christ Jesus is all we need and my desire is to be sincere in my love for him even if it means losing my life for this cause , that's one example of surrendering our even onto death.

Christ in me the hope of glory...
Many today are proud of wealth and some even preach the gospel for business.

But thank God for the life of Christ which is our example...

Any man who claim he is of God I can only know that through his life if I can see Jesus.

Most of them are the other way round... Hence the real message become so scarce today most especially in Nigeria.

May God grant us grace to determine fake prophet for they are the problem we have mostly today against the gospel.
They are the worse, It is better to live with an atheist than such men who pose themselves as men of God but are wolf in sheep's clothing.

It is easy and better to live in the middle east with suicide bombers than the live with such men. When you die living for God you have full assurance you will meet Christ but this men will make you twice candidates of hell

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokimalachi(m): 9:46am On Nov 13, 2016
TI1919:
Christ loved the church and gave himself for her (Eph 5:25). To build the church, we have to love the church in the same way. It is not enough to give our money or our time. We have to give ourselves. Our-self life.

When God wanted to describe his love to man, He could compare it with only one earthly example - The love of a mother for her newly born baby(Isaiah 49:15). Looking at a mother, you will discover that her love for her baby is full of the spirit of sacrifice. From early morning to late night and right through the night, a woman sacrifice wholeheartedly for her baby. She gets nothing in return. She endures pain and inconvenience year after year for her child joyfully and expect nothing in return. That's how God loves us and that's the nature he wants to impart in us.

The truth is that it is impossible to find a fellowship in the world which it can be honestly said that they love one another like that. Most believers only knows how to love those who agree with them and to join their group. Their love is human and is far from the sacrificial love of a mothers.

A mother does not care whether others around her are sacrificing for her child or not, she joyfully sacrifices everything herself. Similarly one who has seen the church as his own baby will not bother if others around him are sacrificing to the church or not, He will sacrifice himself joyfully without complaining about anyone else.

Those who complain that others are not sacrificing for the church are not mothers but hired nurses. Such nurses have fixed working hours and will complain when the nurse for next 6-hours shift does not come on time. But a mother work 24-hour shift daily year after year and never get paid for it. Even when the child is 18 years old her work is not over!!

Only mothers can have milk for there babies every day. Nurses cannot produce milk for the babies they care for. Similarly those who are like mothers in the church will always have a word for their spiritual children in every meeting. Many Pastors today have no word for the church because they are nurses not mothers.

A mother does not expect any payment from her children. No child ever pays its mother for her service. The question comes to us is: How many Pastors or Brethren today are willing to work like that for the Lord and for his church without receiving any payment, but giving oneself year after year until Jesus comes

If God can find just one person with that spirit any where, He will use him to build the church much more than he can use 100 000 half hearted believers who try to serve him without the spirit of sacrifice.

This type of Church is not in Nigeria, majority of them want to become rich, the soul of the believer is not important to them what attract them rather is money
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokimalachi(m): 9:51am On Nov 13, 2016
IamtherealRita:


Yes, no human is a saint we all must come to Christ Jesus as sinner that's why he came to save sinners and give them grace to overcome sin in our earthly vessel(Apostle Paul)

The joy of working the way of Christ is that he cleans us from all unrighteousness and give us clean sheets and also filled us with a wonderful gift of the holy spirit which help us to walk in a world full of darkness without sinning. That's the joy.

They Lord will strengthen you if you make up your mind to come to him.

Berlynn:

we are human no one is above sin.. but then God can give you the power to... if you ask for it he will give you the grace to overcome it he is a mercyful God


tokisophie:
The bible says in Isaiah 59:1-2
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear dull, that he cannot hear.
But your inequities have separated you from God; and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
One thing with walking with God is that :
He knows your condition and yet he requires you to admit your condition by confessing it yourself to him.
Confessing your sin is a form of humility that only those whom God has helped knows.
For example
When Adam sin in the garden of Eden in
Genesis 3:7-8 "Then, the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
And they heard the sound of the Lord walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden."
Look at Adam and his wife hiding themselves from the presence of God! Can you see how foolish sin makes one to be
Can man hid from God's presence
No.
Clearly our sins is what will separate us from God and confessing our sin to God and acknowledging how foolish we are renews our strength and he keep us from falling.
Hiding our sin is a foolish thing to do.
When you live a pure life with God your life will be a testimony
Demons will be uncomfortable when they see you.
This is why I feel sorry for people that walk up and down looking for this man of God or the other...
The truth is that they don't know the truth and hence they become targets for this men that claim to be of God with all manner of things.
Any man that will not show me Jesus Christ is not worth it.

.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by TI1919(m): 10:03am On Nov 13, 2016
2 Timothy 2:11-13

11 This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
12 If we endure,
We shall also reign with Him.
If we deny Him,
He also will deny us.
13 If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
NKJV

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Seuncoded(f): 10:11am On Nov 13, 2016
Thanks
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Viking007(m): 10:11am On Nov 13, 2016
Berlynn:



we are human no one is above sin.. but then God can give you the power to... if you ask for it he will give you the grace to overcome it he is a mercyful God
So You've overcome/stopped sinning? undecided
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 10:13am On Nov 13, 2016
The best thing that can happen to a man is coming to an end of himself and makes a u turn back to Jesus Christ.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by oluamid(m): 10:15am On Nov 13, 2016
Here we go again.. .
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by profmsboi(m): 10:19am On Nov 13, 2016
Nice... keep it up
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 10:19am On Nov 13, 2016
Viking007:

So You've overcome/stopped sinning? undecided

The bible says in 1 Cor 4:3-5

3. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.

4 For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.

5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.
NKJV

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by eezeribe(m): 10:20am On Nov 13, 2016
OK
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 10:22am On Nov 13, 2016
oluamid:
Here we go again.. .


Don't derail this tread please

undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by raphieMontella: 10:23am On Nov 13, 2016
christ died for who? Just like saying muritala muhammed died for the americans...

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Viking007(m): 10:28am On Nov 13, 2016
tokisophie:


The bible says in 1 Cor 4:3-5

3. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.

4 For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.

5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.
NKJV
I just needed a Yes/No answer.
Thanks.
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 10:28am On Nov 13, 2016
What an ignoramus! When did these mor0ns go nuclear with their scriptures ? Who ever told you that the opposite of Love is Sin. Entire concept built on a lie. Opposite of LOVE iS HATE. Its not Sin.

Sin does not exist. Wait a minute, even if I was to say sin exist. Who is without sin ? You face the law when caught - doesnt mean everyone dont do wrong ? So why build an entire religion on a lie. A lie that professes solution to SIN, which doesnt exist. Religion is a lie based on punishment for sinners. Islam maim, behead to atone for sin. Christianity shames, chastizes and curses as a punishment for SIN. Buddhism neglects the physical body and live wretched lives on earth because of awareness of the cosmos and the temporal of sojourn on Gaia (Earth). Yet, we talk about sin ? There is no sin, everything is good that makes you feel good. That is plane and simple. God is us and we are God and there is nothing else except us, except God. That which we are. Are!

Done!

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 10:29am On Nov 13, 2016
raphieMontella:
christ died for who?
Just like saying muritala muhammed died for the americans...


I am encourage by your words; the reason is that

2 Tim 3:12-17
12 Yes, and those who decide to please Christ Jesus by living godly lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate him.

13 In fact, evil men and false teachers will become worse and worse, deceiving many, they themselves having been deceived by Satan.

14 But you must keep on believing the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know that you can trust those of us who have taught you.

15 You know how, when you were a small child, you were taught the holy Scriptures; and it is these that make you wise to accept God's salvation by trusting in Christ Jesus.

16 The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.

17 It is God's way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone.

TLB

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokisophie(f): 10:33am On Nov 13, 2016
Billyonaire:
What an ignoramus! When did these mor0ns go nuclear with their scriptures ? Who ever told you that the opposite of Love is Sin. Entire concept built on a lie. Opposite of LOVE iS HATE. Its not Sin.

Sin does not exist. Wait a minute, even if I was to say sin exist. Who is without sin ? You face the law when caught - doesnt mean everyone dont do wrong ? So why build an entire religion on a lie. A lie that professes solution to SIN, which doesnt exist. Religion is a lie based on punishment for sinners. Islam maim, behead to atone for sin. Christianity shames, chastizes and curses as a punishment for SIN. Buddhism neglects the physical body and live wretched lives on earth because of awareness of the cosmos and the temporal of sojourn on Gaia (Earth). Yet, we talk about sin ? There is no sin, everything is good that makes you feel good. That is plane and simple. God is us and we are God and there is nothing else except us, except God. That which we are. Are!

Done!

sad
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 10:48am On Nov 13, 2016
tokisophie:


...
I seem not to understand your views, taking into consideration your profile picture undecided
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokimalachi(m): 10:51am On Nov 13, 2016
Billyonaire:
What an ignoramus! When did these mor0ns go nuclear with their scriptures ? Who ever told you that the opposite of Love is Sin. Entire concept built on a lie. Opposite of LOVE iS HATE. Its not Sin.

Sin does not exist. Wait a minute, even if I was to say sin exist. Who is without sin ? You face the law when caught - doesnt mean everyone dont do wrong ? So why build an entire religion on a lie. A lie that professes solution to SIN, which doesnt exist. Religion is a lie based on punishment for sinners. Islam maim, behead to atone for sin. Christianity shames, chastizes and curses as a punishment for SIN. Buddhism neglects the physical body and live wretched lives on earth because of awareness of the cosmos and the temporal of sojourn on Gaia (Earth). Yet, we talk about sin ? There is no sin, everything is good that makes you feel good. That is plane and simple. God is us and we are God and there is nothing else except us, except God. That which we are. Are!

Done!


Jesus says in Luke 6:40
A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. (NIV)

It is very clear whose students you belong to; the scripture will tell us

Gen 3:1-7

1. The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?"

2 "Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden," the woman replied.

3 "It's only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, 'You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'"

4 "You won't die!" the serpent replied to the woman.

5. "God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil."

6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.(NLT)

You master the devil who deceive Eve from the beginning...

Jesus was very clear about people like you. You belong to the devil

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by tokimalachi(m): 10:55am On Nov 13, 2016
LoJ:

I seem not to understand your views, taking into consideration your profile picture undecided

The enemy has blind your eyes not to understand what you saw


cool

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Thebrightest(m): 10:55am On Nov 13, 2016
WHO CARES! OFF TO CONTINUE MY SIN
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by raphieMontella: 10:56am On Nov 13, 2016
tokisophie:



I am encourage by your words; the reason is that

2 Tim 3:12-17
12 Yes, and those who decide to please Christ Jesus by living godly lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate him.

13 In fact, evil men and false teachers will become worse and worse, deceiving many, they themselves having been deceived by Satan.

14 But you must keep on believing the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know that you can trust those of us who have taught you.

15 You know how, when you were a small child, you were taught the holy Scriptures; and it is these that make you wise to accept God's salvation by trusting in Christ Jesus.

16 The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.

17 It is God's way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone.

TLB
uhm?
How did he die for me?
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 10:57am On Nov 13, 2016
tokimalachi:



Jesus says in Luke 6:40
A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. (NIV)

It is very clear whose students you belong to; the scripture will tell us

Gen 3:1-7

3 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?"

2 "Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden," the woman replied. 3 "It's only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, 'You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'"

4 "You won't die!" the serpent replied to the woman. 5 "God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil."

6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.(NLT)

You master the devil who deceive Eve from the beginning...

There she goes! The perfected robot, the paradigmn of dogmatic robots. Follow the book, do not think, you are a religious zombie. OPEN YOUR EYES. DAY DON BREAK. Look! Every Religion has a piece of the truth and no religion has all of the truth. Add bits of truth from every religion and fact-check them with science cos science is the validator of all truth. Then and there will you find the puzzle. The puzzle of what Life really is. And that is what God is.

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Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 11:00am On Nov 13, 2016
tokimalachi:
The enemy has blind your eyes not to understand what you saw
Which enemy? I have no enemies.
Re: Sin A Spiritual Suicide by Nobody: 11:01am On Nov 13, 2016
Billyonaire:


There she goes! The perfected robot, the paradigmn of dogmatic robots. Follow the book, do not think, you are a religious zombie. OPEN YOUR EYES. DAY DON BREAK. Look! Every Religion has a piece of the truth and no religion has all of the truth. Add bits of truth from every religion and fact-check them with science cos science is the validator of all truth. Then and there will you find the puzzle. The puzzle of what Life really is. And that is what God is.
Spot on. And that God is you.

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