Dave wrote: John you're right, Correct doctrine isn't preached enough now days Lie detector, I'm sorry , I was aggressive in nature towards you, may the Holy Spirit help you to discern scripture for all its truth as Gods word, amen
Good morning Dave, and thanks for your posts on this subject. The Lie Detector has yet to experience Romans 7:9 in her life, and when she does, she needs then to understand John 3:16, and then hopefully she will obey the call of God in Romans 10, because "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved". Works will never do the job, but simple childlike faith in what Jesus has done in dying for our sins, paying our debt, and giving eternal life as a free gift of God's grace, that will do it.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".
Philippians 3:9 KJV (9) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
John you're right, Correct doctrine isn't preached enough now days Lie detector, I'm sorry , I was aggressive in nature towards you, may the Holy Spirit help you to discern scripture for all its truth as Gods word, amen
Lie Detector wrote: Romans 7. But you were alive once (born innocent) v 9,
You have taken on board some dreadful false doctrine, taught you by false teachers, and you did not detect their lies. Observe:
Romans 7:9 KJV (9) For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
This is Paul the apostle explaining doctrinally his experience as a grown man.
After Paul was born again, he understood that "all have sinned" and that sinners are "dead in trespasses and sins".
Thusly, in his pre-Christian days as a Pharisee, he thought he was "alive without the law once". He believed himself a keeper of the law "perfect", and therefore "right with God" through obedience. He sought to be justified by his works. And he continued this thinking until God showed him better. How?
"...but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died."
Paul already knew the commandments. So how is it that "the commandment came"? It came in the Spirit's power into his mind, until he saw the full import of it, that he was in fact a sinner, a lawbreaker. He realised that in reality he was already "dead", though he previously thought himself alive.
its going to come down to churches not performing any kind of weddings whatsoever . It's a shame when a church comes under fire for believing marriage is between a man and woman. And that's how it should be. What's right is right. But unfortunately my brothers and sisters the persecution is going to increase. Many churches will shut down than perform gay weddings. No matter what God will never affirm or validate " gay marriage". It will always be counterfeit