âTherefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.â ââColossiansâŹ â2:16-17âŹ
âOn the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.â ââActsâŹ â20:7âŹ
The Apostles started gathering the church together on the first day of the week for communion and preaching.
âOn the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.â ââ1 CorinthiansâŹ â16:2âŹ
They collected tithes on the first day of the week.
More than likely because Jesus rose on the first day of the week and the Jews were practicing the Sabbath on the last day of the week.
Back to the article, I wonder what Charles Stanley thinks of all of this?
âBut now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, "You shall not covet."
So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.â ââRomansâŹ â7:6-7, 12âŹ â
If the law points out sin, doesnât that apply to believers?
âWhat shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.â ââRomansâŹ â6:1-2, 12âŹ â
Being saved isnât a free pass to sin. In order to not let sin reign , we must know what sin is through the law! It still applies!
I didnât vote for any of them. I just voted for local officials and issues. I couldnât vote for Trump! James said show me your faith by your works. I donât see any faith in the works of President Trump. I think he is just being politically expedient by keeping the evangelical vote for the next go around. Things may change if he gets their vote again. I think what keeps him somewhat conservative is his desire to win in 2020. Could he prove me wrong? Yes and I hope he does!
Sure, President Trump canât seem to run his cabinet, needed help from Dennis Rodman with North Korea, one of his biggest allies is Kanye West, and the First Lady may become the first to ever step down from office by divorcing him. However, I think he makes good political decisions like trying to build a wall and having people enter the country the right way. I also think he is correct that the US has some bad trade agreements that need to be tweaked. Romney comes across as bitter and knows all to well about those things that he charges the President with. Have you ever read about the history of racism, sexism, and dishonesty within the Mormon âLatter Day Saintsâ?! I know you have, thatâs why you said we shouldnât have to get moral leadership from Romney, but to just shoot off at the mouth is not leadership. He is acting exactly like Trump with his tweets.
My son was autistic from the womb before he ever had a vaccine. I tend to believe these studies that there is no correlation. However, some parents believe there must be a cause and want to find a cure. So I think their heart is in the right spot but they are barking up the wrong tree.
I couldnât vote for President Trump for some of those same reasons Jim. At the same time, I support him as my President and I have to say, he has done a pretty decent job overall. Iâm still waiting for the other shoe to drop and it to all go bad somehow. People can change, however he has always been kind of immoral and I doubt his Christian faith. He made money through owning casinos, cheated on his wives, filed for bankruptcy rather than pay off debts, his children have mostly converted to Judaism which he doesnât seem to concerned about, and I could go on. I really donât get Jerry Falwell Jrâs point.
John UK wrote: So "perish" in John 3:16 is talking about the second death. The second death is when Death and Hades are thrown into the lake of fire. Is that it? So, what happens to the unbeliever?
âThen Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.â ââRevelationâŹ â20:14-15âŹ
John UK wrote: "dying like a sinner" John, how do you understand the word "perish" in the following verse: John 3:16 KJV (16)Â For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
By perish it is talking about the second death.
âThen Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.â ââRevelationâŹ â20:14âŹ
John UK wrote: 1) John, you really need to be careful with words and how you put them together. Here is what you said: "It is appointed unto us all to die, and Jesus died." You see how you've tied in the death common to all men because of sin, with the death of Jesus? If you didn't mean that, why add "and Jesus died"? 2) As for saying that it is those who believe who have the Son, I can assure you that devils believe far more about Jesus Christ than you do, and they tremble. 3) John, it is time for you to begin trembling, over your sins and over your unbelief and over your rebellion against God. Until you feel able to cast yourself on God's mercy, shown through the substitute of Jesus Christ, when he died for sin, you will only ever have a man-centred faith, one which can never save.
1) Jesus came in the likeness of sinful man, yet He was without sin. He suffered for our sins by dying like a sinner.
âFor I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,â ââ1 CorinthiansâŹ â15:3âŹ
2) âWhoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.â ââMarkâŹ â16:16âŹ
3) So you are saying there is something I can do to be saved?
John UK wrote: John, you say, "It is appointed unto us all to die, and Jesus died, except He was without sin." That is a dreadful statement! And heretical! It is appointed unto MEN to die, and that, for their sins. Read these two verses an hundred times. Hebrews 9:27-28 KJV (27)Â And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (28)Â So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Stating a fact is now heretical? Jesus did die. The Just for the unjust. However, because Jesus alone was sinless and faultless before God the Father, He was worthy to be raised from the dead. Now if you are without the Son, you are not a child of God. Who has the Son? Those who first believed!
It is appointed unto us all to die, and Jesus died, except He was without sin. Therefore, He alone was worthy to be raised from the dead. Itâs that simple! He couldnât have paid back to God what we did because sin demands punishment. Therefore, our sins had to be forgiven and forgotten, as it is for those who are baptized into Jesus Christ. It is then that we are clothed in His righteousness, which is not a righteousness of our own. If Jesus somehow paid God the Father off for our sins, we would still be guilty of sinning. We just wouldnât receive any consequences for our sins.
The promises are real. So when God says He will give Abraham the Promise Land, Gentiles will also live there. When Jesus is the propitiation for the sins of the Jews, He is also the propitiation for the sins of the whole world.
Different analogy. Gentiles werenât even a part of the picture yet either.
It really doesnât matter what I wish because God has grafted Gentiles into the olive tree regardless of how I would feel about it. Now if you ask me, I thank God for it!
âAs regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.â ââRomansâŹ â11:28-29âŹ
Please understand, this is not talking about the church but Israel who is beloved for the sake of their forefathers. Why?! Because the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. Capeesh?