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This question is not for me personally. But my girlfriend has asked me this question times in the past several month but I dont know how to fully answer this question. She asked me if Christ was still alive would there be churches around still? So obviously Christ is still alive because he rose again on the third day, she is just very young in her faith right now. The only answer I could come up with is he would be doing what he is gonna do when he comes back soon which is establishing his kingdom here, but I dont know if that would include having churches. But I think it possibly could because God wants the sabbath kept every Saturday. Now she got me thinking.
In the NT, there is a wide variety of warning-types against eternal security.
After all, variety is the spice of life!
Please forgive me for only posting one example for each warning-type.
Warnings about losing eternal life
Luke 9:23-25 ● “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will
lose it (eternal life), but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world,
and is himself destroyed or lost (eternally)?”
Warnings about gaining eternal death
Romans 6:16-23 ● “… you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether (slaves)
of sin leading to (eternal) death, or (slaves) of...
Let's debate about this subject, how about it?
Element: Do you believe baptism should be performed only with water?
Formula: Do you believe baptism should be performed only in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit?
Mode: Do you believe baptism should be performed only by immersion?
Recipient: Do you believe baptism should be performed only to believers?
And finally, do you believe baptism should be performed only by an ordained minister?
Climate change 'hitting harder and sooner' than forecast, warn scientists ahead of UN meeting.
The data, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), says climate change is accelerating, with sea-levels rising, carbon dioxide levels increasing and ice sheets melting faster than ever before.
It highlighted that global temperatures have risen by 1.1 degrees Celsius since 1850, and have gone up 0.2 C between 2011 and 2015.
Sea levels have been rising by an average of 5 millimeters a year in the past five years, compared to 3.2 mm a year on average since 1993, with much of the rise attributed to melting glaciers and ice sheets.
The report flagged that Arctic summer sea ice has declined at a rate of 12 per cent per decade...
I was wondering what LDS followers believe about this. Is Jesus middle eastern and therefore dark skinned or white in LDS belief?
I know that the pictures of Jesus in LDS church houses are white. So I wondered about this belief.
Thoughts and debate regarding the OP only please. I would like to keep this a scriptural debate:
Dr. Sam Storms is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, who abandoned the Dispensational doctrine taught by the school before he graduated.
Below he reveals the parallel structure of texts within the Book of Revelation.
How Should We Interpret the Book of Revelation?
Dr. Sam Storms: Sermon Series on the Book of Revelation is found below.
Revelation: Triumph of The Lamb
Christ gives us a basic overview in Matthew 25:14-23 but exactly what does a person have to do to be praised by Christ on the last day? If a Christian only does one of the things expected of him like giving to the poor will he still hear those words? Or does he have to do multiple things for God? Besides that, just what exactly does God want from his servants?
So, ever since I was little I can remember hearing the phrase "Jesus died for your sin." I know the story of Jesus, and have heard it my entire life, but when I really started to think about the idea of him dying for my sin, I couldn't wrap my head around it. I find the idea to be very complex and the logic surrounding it to be warped in many descriptions, but maybe I'm just missing something.
I guess I want to hear the way you would explain this phenomenon to someone who struggles with it. Yes, Jesus died so my sins could be forgiven, but how did that transaction work?
I feel like if I am missing out on this portion of the biblical story, I can't claim to have a very good relationship with God, or a very thorough one at least.