Others obviously disagree !
Your sign off puzzles me.
If you continue to trust only in Jesus, then you will not make shipwreck, but if you trust yourself not to make shipwreck, then you are not trusting in Jesus but yourself, and you probably will make shipwreck in that case.
From all that say, it would seem that your "salvation" is more dependent on you than on what Christ has done on the behalf of sinners and that is a most treacherous path to walk down. It is surely a broad road.
You are a breath of fresh air. (Thank You LORD!) The Light of Christ shines from you post.
I was about to give up on Sermon Audio because of the relentless spirit of contention and malice demonstrated here by so many.
I think I'll stick around awhile, hoping there are others like you....
May the LORD give His angels charge over you and yours this day, and always.
Yours, surrendering to, and trusting in Jesus - Jesse.
We went home and decided to use credit responsibly. We did not realize the danger in casual credit. We always pay off any balance on our credit card. A house we saved for about 15 years is now our goal to pay off as soon as possible. Tithing and fear of the Lord is essential to get a right financial balance. SEE Deuteronomy 14:23 & Malachi 3:8-12. God bless you all.
The mark of slavery in Grecian days and quite possibly Roman days, but for sure Grecian days was use of paint on body, haircut short, and no way out. With more poor in the world than ever, the 7yr. Tribulation is just around the corner. The mark of the Beast will affect purchases made during this period, a possible mark of slavery? I say yes.
That is why the economy in America is being attacked. The debt runned or ruined up, someone will be held accountable, the ones left w/ this debt. This is a way to welcome in the Antichrist. It is inevitable w/ the debt. 26 billion + towards Iraq (old news) and free giving by the government through credit of the taxpayers or should I say, future taxpayers?
This verse must not be taken out of context, so that ,say,a person paying off a mortgage over 25 years , has to suddenly find thousands of pounds to do so! (i went through that heartache!)
But it is a warning not to let things get out of hand, and so i especially will remember in prayer today those 4% of whom are saying that it is getting out of control, dear people do come back on here and let us know when it is now under control so we can rejoice with you and give God the glory.
May the Lord have mercy upon us all.
Even worse, the world's banks have colluded to defend their fiat currencies (IMF, World Bank, Federal Reserve), and their power over your life through lending depends in part on your borrowing.
Borrowing, brothers and sisters, is a great way to slavery. (I'm trying to get rid of even my mortgage for this very reason) Aren't we called to liberty in Christ?