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Religion / Re: Total Depravity by xproducer: 12:25am On May 17
Kobojunkie:
1. Where does it say in the Bible are born in sin because they are spiritually dead and separated from God? undecided

2. You say only those saved from the womb by God are exempt from being born in sin, but even those who you claim where saved from the womb eventually died, so what was the point of God saving them from the womb to begin with? undecided

3. Psalm 58 vs 1- 6, seems to suggest instead that it is a set of wicked people that are born into sin - not that they were born of sin.
The writer suggests that there are those who are indeed not born this way, this against your suggestion that only those saved in the womb are not born of sin. undecided

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Friend,

1. "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins" - Ephesians 2:1 (also see Ephesians 2:5, Colossians 2:13). That is why the Lord GOD mercifully and graciously took the sins of many on Himself, and in return gives eternal life to those whom He saved/s (in the spirit, not in the flesh), though GOD also saves us from physical harm - I can testify to that!

Human beings - without GOD taking the step to draw them (John 6:44) - are separated / alienated from Him (since the fall of man in Eden).
"And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled" - Colossians 1:21

2. Saving a soul in the womb does not guarantee that the person will not die in the flesh. In fact Biblical history tells us that the prophets and Apostles of GOD experienced this (physical death, or as the Apostles describe it "putting off one's tent"/physical body).
"For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." - 2 Corinthians 5:1 (also see 2 Corinthians 5:4, 2 Peter 1:13).

However, they (all saved in the womb, or after they are born) have eternal life in their spirits - clearly seen when Moses and Elijah visited with Lord JESUS on the mount of Transfiguration - "Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus." - Mark 9:2-4

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" - John 3:14-16

3. The Holy Bible often refers to unsaved / un-regenerated man as "wicked" and those who have received GOD's mercy and salvation as "blessed" or "righteous" - because they/we receive righteousness from GOD, the Blessed Holy One! Thus, since the fall - human beings are born in an un-regenerated state and are "wicked" because no one is born righteous before GOD except those whom He saved in the womb- according to the Holy Bible, as quoted earlier.
Religion / Re: Why Igbos Must Stop Praying For ISRAEL by xproducer: 11:35pm On May 16
donnie:

After you have finished worshipping fake white Jesus and wasting our money on useless pilgrimages to fake Jerusalem, you come here and start quoting scriptures out of context because we have blown your cover.

You suspect that the people of the book might just be black so you now want to make it meaningless and of no import whatsoever. Wooo... SHAME! angry

See how oyinbo witchcraft has worked on you.

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Pray and ask the Lord JESUS, the CHRIST to enlighten you. You think as men think.
Religion / Re: Total Depravity by xproducer: 11:29pm On May 16
Dtruthspeaker:


I do not understand, are you saying that babies and toddlers are not "Sweet", pleasant and all those things I described?



Then you call God a Liar when He beheld everything He created, that it was very good!

Your problem is that you do not know the great gravity of Christ's Words when He WARNED the disciples to "Suffer not these LITTLE ONES to come up to me, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD!"

1) is Why?

2) is, Little Children grow up and become adults requiring to be born again to see the kingdom of God which they had as children but they lose as adults, why?

3) what happened to the Kingdom between childhood and adulthood? And many other connected questions.

I am certain that you did not observe these things I posed and the answers thereof.

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You are clearly without understanding.

"Sweet" and "pleasant" are a human assessment of others... I am talking about the way GOD sees us (which is what matters)! Not how we see or perceive each other, babies and kids included!
"But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7

For the record - oh you who would attribute something to someone who has not said - GOD is good, GOD is great, GOD is perfect, GOD is wonderful, GOD is most excellent... "Let GOD be true and every man a liar"... I could go on and on.
Religion / Re: Any One Here Interested In Discussing Yoruba Deities? by xproducer: 9:38pm On May 16
ePoster:
The Europeans stole part of the Egyptian religion, white-washed it and sold it back to you as Christianity. All the while, tagging the Egyptian religion as paganism. angry

Take this b.s from here, along with your self-loathing self! tongue
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It is for the love of others and in obedience to GOD that I share the word of GOD. Any belief other than in the Almighty is idolatry!

You have chosen to reject said holy word.

When the Lord JESUS, the CHRIST returns or when your life on this earth is finished - then you will see.

"Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." - Psalm 2:11-12

"Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” - Revelations 1:7-8
Religion / Re: Matthew 6:25-28 Vs Proverbs 24:32-33 by xproducer: 9:19pm On May 16
LeeSantos:
How do you interpret this verse and to your life.

What do you understand about these bible verses?

As a Christian which do you think applies to you?



Matthew 6:24-31
25“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33Seek the Kingdom of Gode above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.


Proverbs 24:33-34....
33A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,

a little folding of the hands to rest—

34then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;

scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

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This applies to all, particularly Christians. There is no discrepancy, but we must compare Holy Scripture with Holy Scripture.

The Lord is saying a number of things here, but within the context in which you bring it up, GOD wants us to:

In Matthew 6:24-31: Work from day-to-day to sustain ourselves and achieve the best you can with what you have - according to the will of GOD, but not to trust in your wealth, or make wealth the primary reason why you do something, or worry when you don't have it! AND

In Proverbs 24:33-34: Not be lazy or steal, but work!

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Take away messages:

1. Be content and grateful to GOD for anything you have, and even don't have.
"And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content." - 1 Timothy 6:8
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5

2. Don't set your heart on wealth or material things which are only temporary, but set your heart on GOD Who is eternal and mercifully gives eternal life!
"Do not trust in oppression, Nor vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them." - Psalm 62:10
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven - “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." -Matthew 6:33

3. We should work, and work hard/well - working as "unto GOD and not unto man"! - Colossians 3:23-24
"For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat." - 2 Thessalonians 3:10
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going." - Ecclesiastes 9:10

4. Pray to GOD and thank Him always - He knows all things and provides:
"The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works." - Psalm 145:8-9
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7
"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:15-16
Religion / Re: Muslims Insult Each Other For Imitating Christians In Sallah Celebration by xproducer: 7:10pm On May 16
Concerning the Lord JESUS, the CHRIST -

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” - Acts 4:12
Religion / Re: Any One Here Interested In Discussing Yoruba Deities? by xproducer: 6:54pm On May 16
The Lord GOD Almighty is the only one true GOD!

"Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand." - Deuteronomy 32:39

"I am the Lord, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me" - Isaiah 45:5 (and verse 14)

"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!" - James 2:19

"For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” - Romans 14:11

Concerning The Lord JESUS, the CHRIST -
"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." - Philippians 2:9-11
Religion / Re: What Type Of People Does Jesus Save? by xproducer: 6:38pm On May 16
oloyedewaris:
Someone that can't save himself from cross wants to save people

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The Lord JESUS, the CHRIST specifically came to die in the place of all whom He saved/s over the course of this world's history. If He did not lay down His life as payment for our sins, we would have to pay - and the price for sin is death of the body on this earth and especially the soul in the lake of fire!

Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die." - Ezekiel 18:4

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23

"Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” - John 10:17-18

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends." - John 15:13
Religion / Re: What Type Of People Does Jesus Save? by xproducer: 6:27pm On May 16
KingZaddy:
He saves people who want to be

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No one truly wants to be saved on GOD's terms (because we are incapable), rather they prefer their own works!

"You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned—In these ways we continue; And we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away. And there is no one who calls on Your name, Who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us, And have consumed us because of our iniquities." - Isaiah 64:5-7

"What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.” So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy." - Romans 9:14-16
Religion / Re: Total Depravity by xproducer: 5:44pm On May 16
Dtruthspeaker:


This is True and it is Proven by Babies and Toddlers, that's why we call them adorable and sweet.

And look at them deeply, you will see that they are Pure and Without Fault hence Sinless.

And since they only bring Joy, happiness, laughter, sweet feelings and pleasure, therefore, they brought "Goods" and therefore, they are indeed Born Good and Perfect, Exactly as God said!

The operative word is "man", Not babies and toddlers!

Watch parents, guardians, teachers, neighbours and the world carefully and deeply (spiritly), you will see how they give Sin Injections to these Pure Sweet souls.

Evil spirits and Sinners find Good Spirits Intolerable to Live With and therefore they Must Corrupt and Change the Pure and Innocent Spirit into an evil one as they are Under The Law "Light and Darkness can not walk together" and "Two can not walk together unless they Agree"

Thus, where the soul refuses to change, hell and death is brought down upon that soul for destruction.

90 - 95% of souls breakdown under that great wicked power of evil.

Depravity is from the word "deprived" which is "To be prevented Access to A Thing"! So the bolded is not correct, for being unable to remove oneself is not "Prevention of Access"!

Secondly, that's what God Comes For!

He is Always Privately and Silently trying to remove souls from their wicked embrace but, they do not listen and they love the warmth of evil!
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@Acraftsoft is correct based on the Bible! You proffer human opinion of sweetness that does not meaningfully exist in human beings - not to the saving of the soul from punishment for sin - except for the operation of GOD.

All human beings are born in sin because we are spiritually dead and separated from / unreconciled back to GOD since the fall of man in Eden (Genesis 2:17, Ephesians 2:1-5) - except those whom GOD saves from the womb - like Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:5), and John the Baptist. Apart from ones like these - we are born spiritually dead, then evidently physically die later on.

This is what the word of GOD says on the subject - "The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear, Which will not heed the voice of charmers, Charming ever so skillfully. Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!" - Psalm 58:3-6

"God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one." - Psalm 53:2-3

Thank GOD for all the provision that He has made from before the foundation of the world to secure salvation for many who will dwell with Him forever - this according to His will.

"The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works." - Psalm 145:8-9
Religion / Re: Why Igbos Must Stop Praying For ISRAEL by xproducer: 4:58pm On May 16
If you all want to know who a real Jew is then look at the only source for answers - the infallible word of GOD - the Holy Bible.

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

"For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God." - Romans 2:28-29

Essentially, a real Jew is a true believer - a real Christian (not just one who says he/she is, but one whom GOD has truly made His own by grace and mercy - born again in the spirit only by the mighty Holy Spirit!

These earthly things / practices / religions will pass away!
Religion / Re: Who Else Feels God Has Abandonded Them? by xproducer: 4:49pm On May 09
IntersexSherry:
All my dreams, everything i ever wanted in this life, things that made me happy, people i really loved.. I never got any to the extent i just gave up..
I don't care anymore and nothing or no one makes me happy again.
I don't think i will ever be happy in my life again.
I believe in God but i don't think God listens to my cry or even care about me . .. ..


In the beginning i was this bubbling person full of dreams, excitement and ambition. Right now i'm this depressed, fustrated, sad person thinking of ways to end my life..
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"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." - Matthew 6:33

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." - Hebrews 11:6
Religion / Re: Read What Dare Adeboye Tweeted Last Before He Diedthat Has Stirred Up Mixed Reac by xproducer: 4:18pm On May 09
"Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong." - Job 1: 20-22

"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment," - Hebrews 9:27
Religion / Re: The Lords Chosen: Sea Of Heads That Gave Their Lives To Christ At Day 1 Of Enugu by xproducer: 4:39pm On May 03
peteregwu:


Stop being a pessimistic. What you should have posted is to praise God for the number of souls that gave their lives to Jesus and not to try to sound like someone trying to claim he has arrived. Being born again is deep. It's not a finished work of a days job. It is a long journey for those that gave their lives to Jesus. Be happy when you hear of those that gave their lives to Jesus and not being selfish, after all you are not the one doing the work. There are some that died this morning in their sins without having the opportunity to do what those multitude did yesterday.

Romans 9:17-18 KJV
"For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. [18] Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth."

Don't be a bad belle believer. Always be happy.

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You have no idea what you are talking about, so " work out your own salvation with fear and trembling"!

Peace be unto you.
Religion / Re: Again,freeze Challenges All Nigerian Pastors To A Debate that christ is lucifer by xproducer: 11:10pm On May 02
Kobojunkie:
Isaiah 14 is a dirge/song God sings of the King of Babylon .... if you read it with your eyes open, you would see this. undecided

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You are not incorrect in the historical sense, and that has happened - but I am speaking of this passage in holy Scripture in the spiritual / heavenly / parabolic sense, and has not but will also happen! GOD's word never fails!

Definitions of a Parable:
"a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson."
"a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like."

The Purpose of Parables
"And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given." - Matthew 13:9-11
Religion / Re: The Lords Chosen: Sea Of Heads That Gave Their Lives To Christ At Day 1 Of Enugu by xproducer: 10:56pm On May 02
peteregwu:


Mr man, the people that God has saved from this crowd has been saved already. You should be appreciating for now, it is the holy spirit that would follow them up. Even though we as brothers and sisters would do what we can to follow some of them up as well. God is the one that would establish them.

This is the same way I gave my life to Jesus in 2009 and I was followed up by some brethren but the Holy ghost helped me to continue till now and he keeps establishing me in righteousness. So, Mr man lets stop looking for fault and appreciate God.

Acts 4:4 KJV
Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

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friend... the last thing I am interested in or doing here or anywhere is "looking for fault"! "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" - Romans 3:23

Yet, I must declare GOD's word and the gospel of His grace (and not of mans' works to secure salvation) as it is written in His infallible word.

If GOD has saved you, and works in you, praise GOD! Praise GOD regardless!

"Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity." - 2 Timothy 2:19
Religion / Re: Preacher Arrested For Telling Congregants That God Created Only 2 Gender by xproducer: 8:32pm On May 02
Truth!

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." - Genesis 1:27

"Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created." - Genesis 5:2

Yet we should all remember...

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven" - Luke 6:37
Religion / Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by xproducer: 8:25pm On May 02
"And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words." - Matthew 6:7

"Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few." - Ecclesiastes 5:2

Also, we should pray to GOD only!
Religion / Re: What Is The Day Of The Lord? by xproducer: 7:57pm On May 02
paxonel:
wait o! cheesy

Please check the emboldened you use.
They/ we

Let's identify who is who here

They refers to the kings of the earth mentioned in Revelation 21:24

We refers to the children of the kingdom, are you saying that both they are we were redeemed by the blood of Lamb?

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In stating "they /we" I am referring to ALL the true children / redeemed of GOD by His mercy, grace and faith.

All human beings who are saved throughout time are saved by One Savior only - The Lord JESUS, the CHRIST - dating back to Enoch (although “The Lord knows those who are His” - 2 Timothy 2:19). The Lord JESUS gives an illustration with Abraham!

"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad. Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” - John 8:56-58

It is possible for the Lord JESUS, the Almighty (Revelations 1:7-8 ) to save all humanity because He has the power to do so, and is the "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." - Revelation 13:8 (also see 1 Peter 1:20)

"one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." - Ephesians 4:5-6

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” - Acts 4:12
Religion / Re: Again,freeze Challenges All Nigerian Pastors To A Debate that christ is lucifer by xproducer: 7:48pm On May 02
Boss13:
Lucifer is not Satan. It is quite sad how this error came to be. Lucifer is an Angel of God.

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Read Isaiah 14:1-21 very, very well!
Religion / Re: Again,freeze Challenges All Nigerian Pastors To A Debate that christ is lucifer by xproducer: 6:58pm On May 02
"Besides, there is no where in the Bible stating that Satan fell from heaven"....

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One should be preoccupied with The Lord JESUS, the CHRIST and one's own salvation from the wrath of GOD that is to come on all the unsaved / "wicked" of the world and other spirits who rebelled! Not on debates that do not profit!

"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." - John 12:31

"So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him" - Revelation 12:9

"For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms," - Isaiah 14:13-16

"Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time." - Revelation 12:12

"And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day." - Jude 1:6

To state that "Christians erroneously arrogate..." is to disarm people! On the other hand GOD warns us in His holy word to "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." - 1 Peter 5:8

We should watch / be conscious of both blatant and subtle deceit which leads us to sin, which destroys - "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works." - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." - Ephesians 6:10-11

Know this! "God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God." - Psalm 62:11
Religion / Re: What Is The Day Of The Lord? by xproducer: 5:03pm On May 02
paxonel:
if that is so look at this scripture.

Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

What are the King of the earth doing there if the earth were pass away?
Thought the earth would have passed away with his kings, what then are they doing there?

Think, it's figurative language man

I've already explained what figure of speeches are, they are like parables in the bible used to cover an intended meaning

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The only human "kings" or "princes" or "priests" who will humbly bring their glory (the glory that GOD gives them) into the Kingdom of GOD / the new heavens and the new earth / new Jerusalem are those whom GOD saved on the earth before the end of the age! They / we are sometimes gracefully referred to as royalty because we are adopted sons / daughters / children of the Lord JESUS, the CHRIST - Who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords; adopted by HIS blood.

"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." - Revelation 1:6

"And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." -Revelation 5:10

"Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever." - Psalm 45:16-17
Religion / Re: The Lords Chosen: Sea Of Heads That Gave Their Lives To Christ At Day 1 Of Enugu by xproducer: 4:10pm On May 02
I believe it is a good thing for people to do things, like this, that are going toward GOD and not away from Him (after all - they could have been anywhere else doing other things).

However, (and I speak humbly), let us remember that no man can by himself/herself effectuate the salvation of another human being, because only GOD Himself chooses and makes a person spiritually clean before Him and thus truly born again / born of the Holy Spirit.

"For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." - Ezekiel 36:24-26 - Emphasis on "I", that means GOD does all these things.

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." - John 1:12-13

The faith of the Lord JESUS CHRIST we receive from GOD by His grace and mercy comes from hearing the word of GOD - "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." - Romans 10:17... "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12

There are many parts of Holy Scripture that let us know that we cannot rise up and "accept" the CHRIST in a soul saving way (because we are spiritually dead - "even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved" - Ephesians 2:5, also Ephesians 2:1, Ezekiel 37:1-11). It is indeed by GOD's grace, and not any work that we do - "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

GOD chooses according to His perfect will, and He sanctifies - The Holy Spirit coming to live in His chosen / elect forever - sealed!
"For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” - Romans 8:15 - received from GOD Himself.
"And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption." - Ephesians 4:30

So, we should certainly make confession of the Lord JESUS CHRIST, and do good works, and pray without ceasing - all the while hoping in GOD and His tender mercies, but remember that only GOD can save and He confirms with each of His own!

Again, GOD chooses us, we do not choose ourselves or others -

"What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy." - Romans 9:14-16

Peace.
Religion / Re: When God Said It Is Not Good!... by xproducer: 1:44am On Apr 30
KNOWMORE56:



I love this quotation. May God bless our marriages, in Jesus name.

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Praise GOD, and amen.
Religion / Re: When God Said It Is Not Good!... by xproducer: 9:24pm On Apr 25
It is far better to marry, and push to stay married for a lifetime, than to engage in fornication. Fornication, which is "sexual intercourse between people not married to each other" - like many other sins - comes with serious consequences! (1 Corinthians 6:9)

"Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge." - Hebrews 13:4

"For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that. But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion." - 1 Corinthians 7:7-9

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Religion / Re: I Am Tired by xproducer: 4:42pm On Apr 25
FatherCHRISTMAS:
I am tired of everything. There has to be another way.
It can't just continue to be like this. There has to be another way. Everything is just too frustrating embarassed

The more I try to get out of one the deeper I fall in more. The more I struggle to escape, the more I become choked and trapped. I am frustrated and it's obvious things aren't getting better any time soon

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Despite life's difficult and frustrating issues in this fallen world - hope and trust in GOD is never futile!

Thus says the Lord JESUS, the CHRIST - "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

"Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God" - Psalm 146:5

GOD Himself has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5

Why? We are brought near by His Blood
"Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands—that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." - Ephesians 2:11-13

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." - Hebrews 11:6 (also James 1:6)

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:16
Religion / Re: Is God Wicked For Doing This? by xproducer: 4:07pm On Apr 25
Fact!

"He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He." - Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works." - Psalm 145:17

Again, GOD is perfect!

"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." -Matthew 5:48
Religion / Re: It's A Pity, We Are All Going To Hell In Another Man's Religion by xproducer: 8:11pm On Apr 24
Dtruthspeaker:


Sweet! I did not remember this one! The Bible has so many Answers to give!

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Yes indeed brother, we praise GOD for mercifully giving His word to save, guide, and renew our spirits.
Religion / Re: It's A Pity, We Are All Going To Hell In Another Man's Religion by xproducer: 4:38pm On Apr 19
Gaggii:


Give a direct answer of why God allowed Jesus to be killed by human


Again, the Lord JESUS, the CHRIST says in part in John 10:17-18: "...No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”!
Religion / Re: 30% Of US Evangelicals Does Not Believe That Jesus Is God, Survey Says by xproducer: 4:28pm On Apr 19
Janosky:


1 John 5:7 is a fake.
Johannine Comma is a forgery of men.

Matthew 27:46, Can Man kill God? Who was God crying to for help?

Revelation 3:5,12, who did your God call "my Father", "my God"?
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I already explained all this. There are many mysteries of GOD... this one (1 John 5:7) in the infallible, holy word of GOD is what I proffer, yet you dispute it!

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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I cannot make you see... only GOD can, only GOD does... so pray to mercifully see!

"But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." - 1 Corinthians 2:14

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." - James 1:5
Religion / Re: Christ Did Not Die For You To Be Rich, He Died For The Salvation Of Your Soul by xproducer: 6:42pm On Apr 18
"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?" - Luke 9:25

Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:31-34
Religion / Re: Casual Sex And Moral Boundaries by Deji Yesufu by xproducer: 6:38pm On Apr 18
"For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life." - Galatians 6:8

"For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live." - Romans 8:13

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