John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2Thes 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
1Thes 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
The Sodom attack on churches today is finding them wanting in Bible doctrines. PCUSA, Anglican/Episcopalian, Methodist, CofScotland and many other mainstream churches have all fallen into the trap of pleasing the world whilst rejecting the Bible as the Word of God. Those who accept the world will accept Sodom and Gomorrah ideology and prove they are Unbiblical Unchristian.
Mourner wrote: So easily might we. See Allie's post of 10/6/15 7:36 AM - The Next Big Science vs. Church battle (unless I misunderstood, she's fit right in) Allie posted: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (Mormons) have absolutely no contradictions between science and religion. In fact, we very much embrace all of both. Think back (I'm a biology major) in science you cannot "prove" anything to be honest"
I picked that up also in Allie's post. Your comment, "so easily might we"' Mr. Mohler is a leader in Christendom, one should expect him to be speaking out against false religions as Mormonism and Popery not signing decarations and aligning with them!
"Mohler said homosexuality cannot be turned on or off like a switch."
Homosexuality is sin. Sin cannot be turned on or off like a switch.
No Christian denies this - 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1John 1: The solution is verse 9 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
As Paul states: 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. Romans 7: Solution: 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Sin remains in situ in the sinner. What we do is Confession: What Christ does is forgiveness and cleansing, (sanctification). We remain in a wretched estate in the flesh (body of death) - in the law of sin. The mind of the saved sinner serves the law of God through Christ.
So 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. 2Tim 2:
MS wrote: He has aligned himself with Mormons and RC therefore he is an enemy of the Gospel. 1Thessalonians 5:21-22.
So easily might we. See Allie's post of 10/6/15 7:36 AM - The Next Big Science vs. Church battle (unless I misunderstood, she's fit right in)
Allie posted: "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (Mormons) have absolutely no contradictions between science and religion. In fact, we very much embrace all of both. Think back (I'm a biology major) in science you cannot "prove" anything to be honest"
Great Sermon! Hallelujah for the precious unfathomable love of the Father to His children! Oh! the boundless love for undeserving, wretched sinners as we are......Salvation is of the Lord. We have been adopted before the foundation of the world to be sons and daughters of our Heavenly through the work of our elder Brother, the Lord Jesus.
Adopting Love of the Father How unfathomable is the love of our God to wretched, undeserving sinners as we are! May the Lord bring this precious truth to our hearts and minds often.......Hallelujah for the love of our Heavenly Father for his adopting love through His Son, the Lord Jesus. How little we are able to understand this glorious truth....Salvation is of the Lord 3
This is a Sermon that you will want to hear. How dull and insensitive we have become to the marketing of our day.
Your right. When we talk about worldliness, and thatâ€™s if we even talk about it at all, itâ€™s always that small list of the same sins. Lord help us to recognize and battle the internal war.
Comforting Sermon! Once we become a child of God through His Grace and Faith in Jesus Christ we have a new life to live. But our old sin nature still has to be fought because of temptations to do things of our old sin nature. But we must dedicate ourselves to obedience to God and not to Satan. This battle goes on but if we continue to let the Holy Spirit dictate our behavior we will draw closer to Jesus Christ in our daily walk.
G'day Dave, i hope you and everyone else here are having a good day, it's cold and raining and I want to add another coat of varnish to the kitchen table i'm refinishing but can't get to the hardware store
as for the rapture i am of the same belief as Morurner and B. McCausland, at the last trump and they that remain will be caught up...
pennnned wrote: the scripture clearly states that Paul was physically blinded for three days. He could not see a man and had to be led and he was blind for three days. that's triple confirmation. We also know he was spiritually blinded when he was following what he thought was the law and persecuting Christians, before his physical blindness. I'm not sure why this has become a contention?
I don't know why either, Penny. ___________
Perhaps someone would like to expand the following - Frank? US? Anybody?
For I [?????] was alive without the law once [?????] but when the commandment came [??????] sin revived [???????] and I died [???????]
I'll expand it myself later and compare notes.
Lurker, if Paul denounced carnality in the church, why did he say, "I am carnal (present tense, eh), sold under sin?
Trump I think it gives words to how I feel about Jeffers and especially David Jeremiah. I know so many people who go to Jeremiah's church and people from my church who praise him on Facebook. It sickens me to see a leader like that laying hands on a guy like trump in such a mixed multitude.
John UK wrote: Can you fill in the gaps? I'll do the first one: For I [Paul] was alive without the law once [?????] but when the commandment came [??????] sin revived [???????] and I died [???????]
Repeat the same thing expecting a different result? I don't think so.
What you believe regarding Paul's conversion, right or wrong, has no eternal consequence and I have no problem agreeing to disagree. What troubles me though, and it should trouble you, is how willing you are to ignore scripture which refutes your errors and rewrite the bible when it doesn't fit the doctrines of men you've filled your head with. Its not possible to have reasoned discussions when we don't have the same final authority. I ended all discussions with Presby for the very same reason.
Correction At about 15 minutes and 22 seconds into this sermon I stated that the word "ACCOMPLISHED" in V28 was in the imperative mood-when I meant to say it was in the indicative mood. The imperative is a command, while the indicative is a statement of fact.
Panin wasn't showing "mystic' powers: from book,below link: 1. Historically, Hebrew Letter DO represent #s (pre-invention acceptance of Arabic Numerals)
2. Greek Letters= #s
3.CILLI romans never got out of that habit either; er, silly. ---- Panin, says below
Genesis 1:1 "Bareshith Bara Elohim hashamayim waet ha eret." transliterated Hebrew.
a 7 words with 28 letters, b 4 7s c the 1st 3 words, have 14, with a Place Value of 140, or 20 7s d last 4, the 2 objects of the sentence,have also 14, or 2 7s e the 2 objects each = 7 letters f Another division of 7 into 3&4 produces 3 leading words: God, the heavens, the earth, have 14; g the remaining four have also 14 or 2 7s with 924 for the value, or 132 sevens h divided thus: Place Value has 147, or 3 7s of 7s i the Numeric Value has 777, itself 111 sevens j of which the units have 7 k the tens=7 l the hundreds have 7 m middle word, the shortest, has 7 letters with its right hand neighbour n 7 with its left hand neighbour the chance for these 2 sevens of features of seven being accidental, undesigned is 1 in 7 multiplied by itself 14 times, = 678,623,072,849 elaborate design of 7s thus runs thru 7 words:Gen1:1 Mathtic?
Forgiviness does not mean you escape the consequences of your actions. God forgave David but he lost the child and paid fourfold. The pastor must pay back the money and serve any prison time assigned. What church would be willing to give him the opportunity to pastor, they would rightly fear that they would be the next victim. Not given to filthy lucre is one of many things that would now disqualify him from the pastorate. Restoration means a renewed relationship with God not a return to the pulpit.
Dee Senter wrote: Blameless or sinless? Never restored to pastorate? That leaves Simon Peter out.
It seems all too often, the Protestants are looking at their pastors more as Catholic priests. There is no reason to accept a person who is unqualified for the position of Pastor - - a pastor who has committed adultery is unqualified to be one anymore. Again I will recommend John MacArthur's piece on the subject: Should Fallen Pastors Be Restored? You will see that he gives a resounding no I think the only congregation that don't give a resounding no, are those who are tied to mediocrity. There are plenty of good young pastors out there who should be give it a try. By the way, pastors aren't apostles either.
But speaking of examples, BM, Eli's sons were certainly an example - - an example of what a priest shouldn't be. Or as we would put it a pastor. They show even if one has to pick from the same clan - - I assume Samuel still came from a priestly family - - one should pick their religious leaders on merit and not on nepotism. So, yes that's what Christians do, use the Old Testament for many good examples of what to do or not to do.