Iâ€™m beginning to wonder if this issue is going to be the true believerâ€™s 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 sheepâ€™s clothing who said a man can divorce his wife if she has Alzheimerâ€™s. What a plague on our nation the Robertsonâ€™s, Osteenâ€™s, Copelandâ€™s, Hinnâ€™s, Mooreâ€™s, 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 â€śtalkâ€ť to God all day long, but the true test of having a relationship with Him is obedience. If youâ€™re 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, â€śif you love Me, you will obey meâ€ť. He didnâ€™t 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, â€śBut as it is written, â€ Eye hath not seen, nor â€ ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love himâ€ť continues in the very next verse:
â€śBut God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.â€ť He was talking about receiving the Spirit of God.
You have to read that passage from Paul in context. 2 verses later Paul said, â€śHow that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.â€ť If Paul says itâ€™s unlawful to utter what he saw in heaven, how is it everybody nowadays is able to utter the â€śsupposedâ€ť things they see with all these so called near death experiences? Thatâ€™s how I gage whether they are real or not, by what the Bible gives precedence of what Paul said. Itâ€™s not hard.
No, the context Paul was speaking referred to days of fasting, NOT any other interpretation that most preachers teach about observing pagan holidays or the idolatrous birthday. Context, context, context
â€śYouâ€™ll live for Him because you love Him.â€ť Anyone can say they love Yeshua (Jesus) all day long until they are blue in the face. The people need to hear, â€śHOW do we know we truly love Him?â€ť Well, He Himself told us. Itâ€™s by keeping His commandments. We can say, â€śI love Him, I love Him, I love Him.â€ť But, if we are not keeping His commandments, we are lying and we DO NOT love Him. It is EXTREMELY imparitive that we GET THIS!!!!! The test of how we know we love Him is if we keep His commandments.
I still do not understand why those who profess Christ go to the beach, as you mentioned you, as a Pastor, did. Those who profess Christ are to dress modestly, not as the world dresses, which is immodest. Going to the beach, most women would wear bikinis and men would wear just swimming trunks. Where is the commanded modesty of the professing Christ followers?????????????????