Spot on Lisa, the world's uneven spread of wealth and ridiculously flawed and false monetary system is a joke, unless of course you are someone living in squalor and poverty because of the majority of the wealthy couldn't care less.
Yeah but, Um it's a bit rock concertish, the whole service?and like so many they probably start out with good intentions (well maybe not these guys re:child molestation),but they become of the world and then she's all down hill from there ey.
My mother is now walking with the lord, and due to all encompassing,p.c. doctrine now days we have fellowship at our house each week, mate sometimes 3 of us and 7 at times, yet we see blessed that the lord, well honestly uses my contacts from my awful past to witness to drug addicts, young women doing unspeakable things, um yeah Thankyou lord. I homeschooled my last child now 16 yr old due to decline in society and its views on homosexuality,pampering to Islam in our system, you know like we shouldn't chastise our children, or speak out about homosexual marriage. taministries.com , from oz is worth checking out I think for home worship and group fellowship, I love the scripture, and honest in-depth thought of all you guys On sa. I've learnt so much from nearly every post weather I'm checking authenticity of posts to scripture or being brought to tears by some stories of you all.amen brother. Didn't mean to Babylon, ha ha. But you asked. :-)
Childlike faith, I had Roman Catholic dad,and mum was tangle up with sda my auntie and uncle were j.w. I learnt early they all sounded different to the bible message I we made to learn at sda Sundayschool. Their dinner table debates and arguments seem hilarious to me now but then I simply thought , no way you(my family) are nuts! So from 10 yrs on I shut my ears to any scripture no matter who it came from. Then after 20yrs I read the bible. Then felt moved to read it again and I have not stopped reading and studying The bible. Gods word,for 3 years now, And I reckon my train of thought ,one of childlike simplicity probably due more to ignorance than anything else has spared me the pain of someone else pushing a works based lie, rather than faith, of which fruits of the spirit may produce glorious works. Thankyou Lord Ps ,I do like spurgeon, macarthur, even some Baptist guys on here, Paul washer, Justin peters, I believe they are fallible and like us, yet have a gift in teaching and understanding. Oh how our Lord has lifted me from dark places and shines brilliant light upon his word
Dave wrote: Good evening mate, hope you are well, god bless you. Funny I was just reading Romans 8:7-11. Praise y'shua.
Ah of course, it is evening in oz. Yep, all is well here, thank you bro. Romans is a great book in the Bible, it explains a lot of things. And Paul's testimony in Philippians is most helpful to sort out salvation by faith or by works.
God bless you too, brother. And sometime, it would be really nice if you gave some idea of how you're fixed in what seems to be an increasingly godless country. Do you get regular fellowship locally? Or are you like many of us on here who fellowship together on SA? Great friendships can develop over time, as we get to know one another, even though the discussions can get quite heated at times.
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.