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Revelation 21:1 says "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." Personally, I've always been intrigued by this verse. I know there is no clear/obvious answer in regards to what the purpose of the new earth is for, but I want to hear everyone's views and ideas on this subject. What thoughts do you have concerning this passage?
It is an oft discussed subject that mainline Protestant denominations are declining and losing members. Evangelical denominations are also declining in recent years. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the United States with 15 million members, is declining similarly as the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the US, the United Methodist Church with 7.2 million members.
The Southern Baptist Convention lost 1 million members.
The United Methodist Church, in the US, has also lost members. In 2011, the UMC lost 72,000 members.
2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding - The United...
You will not have any other god's before (or besides) me... (AMP)
Amplified bible includes the words "or besides" me... Not beside, "besides" meaning no other big or small ones even...
I think we all fail that test...
And, then, we're all liars, scripture says... wrathful (angry) at someone, murder, were all murderers in our heart... fornicators and adulterer's, especially all spiritually speaking, how were all kind of like God's adulterous wives connected to all the gods we all have... Coveting, that almost means desiring anything... How many of us have done or do do or have that... (Also connected to the gods or idols)...
I could go on, but I think that is enough to get the point, so, who never sins anymore at all again...?
I havent been on this forum for while ...my OCD has been bad thinking am unpure i need to be pure but i cant so much sin ...reliving things from my past ( abuse ) and my faith am struggling a lot at this moment i feel like i want to Overdose on pills my husband has forgotten to hide from me he has to lock everything up for that reason
i need to be pure i cant get to heaven if am not pure oding will not get me in heaven
the abusers took my pureness and i now keep sinning so ill end up in hell
i cant live my life over i cant stop them its too late all too late i'll be in hell no matter what happens dont want to remember the abuse but its keeps playing over and over in my head
too much pain ...
For almost fourteen years now my grandma and I have been attending this fellowship whch is an inner city ministry that deals with drug addicrs and the like.My Grandma (who I've posted about n the prayer forum;she's in the hospital)served as an usherette and in the children's ministy, and it brought her joy to do that.she used to tell me how good she felt serving at church.About six years ago she suffered a mild stroke.My dad tld the chruch what happended they said they would pray for her and that they would come to see her.Don't know for sure if they prayed (I didn't go to the service)but they never came either ,even though pastors wife called to get the address ,they never came...
The Bible presents scripture which mention salvation... and baptism with water isn't mentioned.
John 3:16 is perhaps the most famous....“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.....no mention of water.
Same with Acts 2:21....And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Romans 10:13. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
NOTICE.....no mention of water baptism. None. If water baptism is so essential for one's salvation...why is it omitted?
Deep in my heart I want God and Jesus to be able to speak to us through dreams.
My Mother has always talked about these 3 wonderful different dreams she had that
she thinks were from God or a spiritual realm. And one of them changed her life,
the others brought her peace and comfort.
Many times when I ask a question like this on a Christian Forum there will be 3 or 4 people who tell me that God no longer speaks through dreams and his word is the only thing that is now valid.
This discourages me because I would like to pray for dreams and visions from God and Jesus.
I know not every dream is from God, I know to pray for interpretation and for the message to be made clear.
Do you think God can and does still speak through dreams?
Revelation 20:1-3 talks about Satan being "bound" for a 1000 years...
and then he must be "loosened" for a period specifically NAMED a "Little Season".
Verses 4-6 talks about the SOULS of those "beheaded" for Jesus and for the Gospel
"living and reigning with Christ for a thousand years".... but the rest of the dead lived not
until AFTER the thousand years was finished.
So the question is simple:
WHEN was the "first resurrection" referenced in Rev 20:1-6?
(1) Was the "first resurrection" when the Saints are "born again"?
(2) Was the "first resurrection" when the Saints were "raised/resurrected" with Christ?
(3) Was the "first resurrection" when they "lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"?
(4) Was the "first...
Me: Mom, have you never felt led by the LORD to witness to the lost?
Mom: I went with you door-knocking before.
Me: I know, but that was just one time and a long time ago. Are you sure that is not enough?
Mom: OK, I am getting really mad at you and I'm not talking to you.
I am kind of disgusted and angry at my mom because she doesn't see how important it is to win the lost to Christ like I do. Christ has led me to be a witness every day that I am alive. I do it every day, while she just sits on her butt all day and watches TV on her computer. For hours and hours. She seems to care about that thing more than GOD. I hope she is not committing idolatry with her computer. Treating a computer like a god is idolatry. I don't think she...