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i am doing a sermon on Jesus healing a leper. It struck me that being in proximity to a person with Hansens disease ( in an age where there was no cure) carried the risk of catching it. Apparently 95% of people are immune from the disease but Jesus sent out disciples to cure leprosy also. Were they chosen for being immune or supernaturally protected?
So comes the question:
Could Jesus have caught a disease he was able to heal a person of? Was it his divine nature that innoculated him in...
We are told in the bible to judge not, lest we be judged, for that with which we judge we should also be judged.
We are also told, however, that it is not our duty to judge outside the church but within it.
So, just what is judging?
Today it seems that everytime someone says something bad about someone there is a cry of "why are you judging?"
It seems to me that people do not understand what judging is in the first place.
If I say "you are not supposed to commit homosexual acts", is...
T) Total depravity/Sinful Nature
I did not chose God, I have nothing to offer him, I wasn't even seeking him, nor could I, I was a slave to sin (John 8:34 Romans 6:20) Dead in my transgressions (Ephesians 2:1 Collossians 2:13) Prior to my salvation, I was living only for myself!
The bible explains this is effects from the garden, and the results of sin entering the world, and how we all became sinners, born sinners. (Genesis 6:5 Jeremiah 17:9 Romans 3:10)
U) Unconditional Election,...
Ordinarily would work and use the money earned from income to pay for things, but what happens when there's no work coming in, or there's not enough in the budget do you fundraise, or just make do, or ask God to provide?
Is it christian to fundraise and ask people to donate. Just wondering. Is it like begging in a way?
I don't particularly like being asked for money esp by charities that send regular letters and appeals all the time. Not cos I'm tight but because I don't really have the...
Hi I'm David,
Earlier this week my girlfriend of 2+ years asked to talk to me and called it quits. I don't know how to feel right now cause our relationship was/is great. Our compatibility up there on top of the chart, we have fun, love each other and individually our relationship with God is on the right track. We rarely fight or argue but during the two year span, we've had or rather she would ask to talk once every few months about our relationship. I'm the type of person who does a lot...
Does anyone else have their faith in God based highly off of fear of Hell?
I have love of Jesus for dying for me and creating me. And was first drawn to the gospel by something else than fear of Hell. It was hope he'd remove a demon from me and something else long and complicated.
But fear of Hell has kept me from sinning and straying from the faith more than all else. I dislike some doctrines in the Bible, but I obey to submit to God just because he's God and out of fear of Hell. Not out...
I'm fully aware of that psychological saying of if god talks back you are psychotic. But that is basically saying people like moses were just psychotic when they heard the lords voice. I also do admit that a lot of the people you see on the news who say god told me to shoot up a building or commit some other sin aren't hearing gods voice but are indeed psychotic. However what if you can ask god questions, he responds in your mind and the answers align with the bible hence you aren't...
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