Iām beginning to wonder if this issue is going to be the true believerās Martin Luther stand. They are growing in their wickedness and will become more and more vicious towards anyone who opposes their lifestyle.
This from the wolf in sheepās clothing who said a man can divorce his wife if she has Alzheimerās. What a plague on our nation the Robertsonās, Osteenās, Copelandās, Hinnās, Mooreās, etc, are. They are of their father, the devil.
A very confusing passage. I have struggled with this issue as a Christian woman. I wear a head covering because my church requires it, but I have never been convicted to do so. I lean towards it being a cultural practice in Corinth since it is only mentioned the one time. What about foot-washing as Jesus himself commanded his disciples to do or greeting with a holy kiss?
Great Sermon! Yes, you are correct, it is Christ plus nothing. BUT, if you have truly believed, there will be obedience that follows, not continuing in disobedience. Jesus said that it is those who do the will of the Father that are His true disciples. The will of the Father is His Word.
You can ātalkā to God all day long, but the true test of having a relationship with Him is obedience. If youāre talking to Him all day long & still doing things your way, not obeying His commands of how you are to live, that is not a relationship. Obedience is the key. You can think about Him & talk about Him, so what, that proves nothing. Obedience is the litmus test, Jesus even said so, āif you love Me, you will obey meā. He didnāt say if you love me you will talk about me or think about me.....
Where are you getting that there are reunions in Heaven? The Bible speaks of none, so it is just tradition and our own thinking that says that, not the Scriptures. Also, the context of the verse you quoted, āBut as it is written, ā Eye hath not seen, nor ā ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love himā continues in the very next verse:
āBut God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.ā He was talking about receiving the Spirit of God.
You have to read that passage from Paul in context. 2 verses later Paul said, āHow that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.ā If Paul says itās unlawful to utter what he saw in heaven, how is it everybody nowadays is able to utter the āsupposedā things they see with all these so called near death experiences? Thatās how I gage whether they are real or not, by what the Bible gives precedence of what Paul said. Itās not hard.