Jim Lincoln wrote: MRI's cost big bucks, only affordable to many if there is Universal Healthcare.
Actually Jim; this could be dangerous to many more unborn children whereby the parents would opt for a different gender in some cases.
Here in the UK our quote "universal health care" has become an economic burden on the taxpayers. The incompetent politicians we have cannot manage the health service properly and the service is fast becoming chaos and too expensive.
So "affordability" is ok up to a point then unaffordable when made universal!!
1) John 3:16 shows the means of salvation is Jesus who was sent because God loves the world. There is no limit given to God's love in this verse.
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it; For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity. Psalms 98:7â€,â€¬9
As usual -- -- I'm going to have to make a correction. This Dave Hunt article goes back to the early 2000's, so there are probably later articles about these apostate churches perhaps even by Dave, though I would think this might have been written near the time of his death? Also I just became aware of the arsticle, so it was very new to me! A very excellent article, and very well worth reading.
Well to make this something other than the usual editorial correction, which I have to make too many. I decided to add some material in response to the idea of where the temple was. The Muslims wouldn't agree with the North Carolina professor. I would suggest for the curious you read this article, Did the Temples Exist?
Kev from San Diego, praise God, that our Lord & Savior belives in Monergiesm, that salvation is of the Lord alone. As many hate the fact that God is Sovereign, in what He chooses to do, as the Creature, doesn't tell the Creator, what He can & can't do. For only the Lord can break down the stubborn mindset, that doesn't want to face the facts, that the only true living God of the Bible alone, didn't get a great prize, with a ruffely Bow Tie Ribbon on it, when, we have maded, a decesional prayer, that I choose Him. But in reality that is a half truth, for He has to & must first choose us first amen.
Spurgeon: I would rather believe a limited atonement that is efficacious for all men for whom it was intended, than a universal atonement that is not efficacious for anybody, except the will of men be added to it!
John Y., your succinct answer is certainly correct as far as it goes.
John 3:16 â€śFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.â€ť---ESV
JFB Commentary for the above, " Â 17-21. not to condemn, &c.â€”A statement of vast importance. Though "condemnation" is to many the issue of Christ's mission (Joh 3:19), it is not the object of His mission, which is purely a saving one."
John 12:47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. ---ESV
John for Jesus wrote: 1) 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 3:16 2) We learn from Scripture that God loves the world. As you point out, homosexuality is a sin, but so is a list of other things.
1) 'God so loved the world' - The rest of the verse is a synopsis of the fallen world and the means of salvation for the elect of God. This illustrates the two groups (God identifies) those who perish and those who are to be saved. Thus God in this verse deals with His justice AND His love. Love then is limited to the elect. Whereas the reprobates are identified under justice. This is not an open invitation but a declaration of God's judgment.
2) You sound as though you are criticizing God for a lack of political correctness to the guilty reprobates destined for hell and damnation. We also learn from Scripture of God's judgment/justice of the reprobates.
First of all....misuse of the word "gay" lightens the concept of sodomy. Secondly,two or three gathered...is in reference to church discipline. We need to recognize that we are under Judgment and to acknowledge how we got to this point and address those issues first. I would think that things will wax worse for us otherwise. I listen to a preacher on the radio who is pretty solid in his teaching except he often uses illustrations of the dallas football team always placing them favorably.I'm guessing that most of his congregation are big fans. Anybody see the disconnect here? Sodomy is in our faces but we don't get it. How can we miss the obvious to the point of endorsing flagrant promiscuity?
That was hundreds of years after both men died! God was talking about Edom. Even if He was talking about Esua, Esua had died and gone to hell by that time. I don't know if God has any love for those people anymore.
1) I gave you a few already!
2) Do you love anyone who is not saved? Do you think God's love for them is any less?! Get for real! When God says to love your enemies, do you think He does any less?
3) That is their fault, not His.
God draws believers and Jesus will raise them up on the Last Day. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. I Corinthians 13:12
Anne wrote: Are the prayers of the righteous effective because they petition God to change His mind; or is it rather that the righteous person, through the loving command to pray, experiences the moving of the Holy Spirit in their hearts to conform their will to God's?
Good comment. When we ask in accordance to His will we shall receive it. You mentioned prayer and related it with the moving of the Holy Spirit:
John 14:13-17King James Version (KJV)
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Prayer is mentioned and the Holy Spirit is told that He will work in you. The wills become similar and your prayers turn to align with God's will and glorifying God.
The Pharisees were noted as apostates who taught the traditions of men.
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. The
The RCC have become the modern day Pharisees and they are simply continuing in the traditions of men apostasy. The main difference is there are over a billion of them and their societal influence is massive.
Those whose god is their church, will simply fall in line and it wonâ€™t be long until this homosexual agenda becomes RCC canon. But the genuine church of Christ will not be fooled by this cult.
Anyway, since most now consider the RCC to be members of Christâ€™s church, most of society will praise them for their apostasy, and genuine Christians will become more persecuted for standing for the truth.
The below is from the article.
â€śThe way forward needs to be about love, joy and celebration of our common humanity; of our creation in the image of God, of our belonging to Christ â€“ all of us, without exception, without exclusion.â€ť
Are the prayers of the righteous effective because they petition God to change His mind; or is it rather that the righteous person, through the loving command to pray, experiences the moving of the Holy Spirit in their hearts to conform their will to God's?
John for Jesus wrote: Kev... 1. I may not know Greek, but I know God. He loves the world! 2. What, you think there are people out there that you love and God doesn't?! That your love is somehow greater than God's? 3. How arrogant of you! Is God's love somehow lacking? Lol. Think again!
1. According to your mistranslation right? Just show me another verse where God loves every single person. I have given you many that shows he hates some. 2. You cannot compare man's hate with God's hate they are totally different He hates because He is Just. Tell me what part He loves of a wicked reprobate? 3. You are the one saying God's love is lacking lol you don't thing that all he loves will come to Him!
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Here is that same drawing talked about above, remember you said it was going into the sky, notice here it's past tense: Jeremiah 31:3
3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.