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I recently came across Ian Clayton. He teaches to use the sword of the spirit to separate your spirit from your soul. He says he seperated his and freed his Spirit to surround his body. He says it's great and we should do it.
I think if God wanted it that way he would have made it that way.
When I have used separating soul and spirit it has only been in a delivence setting to remove the evil spirits from the wounded soul. NEVER did it cross my mind to break apart out own soul and spirit.
I'd love your thoughts. Thank you!
Some believe that the human will is free to choose Jesus. Doesn't this belief betray one's trust in his will rather than the will of God in order to be saved?
Moreover, isn't the view that the human will is free leads one to trust in his/her works to be saved rather than trust only in the works of Jesus to be saved?
Are there any views in Christianity that address this issue apart from unconditional election, conditional election and the works-based salvation of Catholicism?
What does truth in the Bible say as to whether the human will is free or not?
I must ask the question... why does it matter how God created things, as long as He is the one who created them? Correct me if I am wrong, but the entire point of the Creation story in Genesis is that God is the responsible party, not us, not anyone but Him. So if He poofed things into existence, or used complex biological processes, should not matter.
"It appears ridiculous to the world, under their darkened and erroneous traditions, that God has once been a finite being" (Deseret News, 16 Nov. 1859, p. 290).
Search These Commandments, Melchizedek Priesthood Personal Study Guide, Copyright 1984, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, p. 153
1859 to 1984 sure is a long time.
On another thread someone commented that Christians should be able to figure out the “evils of contraception.” I’m not going to post the quote because I’m not trying to call anyone out. And I decided to start a new thread so as to not derail the other. That being said...
Excluding contraception that terminates life (Plan B, for example), please discuss how contraception that prevents fertilization (condoms, for example) are evil.
Not at all.
Jesus gave us one Church, one Faith, one Baptism. We should all adhere to it.
I don't belong to a denomination. Jesus didn't create any denominations. He created His Church. No need for me to renounce anything when I'm already in adherence, in my own imperfect way, to His Call.The above quotes are from another thread which led me to start this thread.
Simple question: Is the RCC considered a Denomination?
Is so, why. If not, why not.
I'll use Hitler since he is, for the most part, universally reviled.
And for this discussion, there will be an assumption that hell is where the unrepentant sinner ends up. This will NOT be as discussion on hell itself.
So for the sake of this discussion, are you happy that Hilter (or any reviled person in history) ended up in hell? If so, why? If not, why?
I have a big question that's been bothering me the last couple of days. Are people who don't have doctrine 100% (or even 30% correct) saved? I mean, if that were the case Catholics would not be saved because they believe in a works based salvation. Not to mention all of the other crazy stuff that they believe and do that I'm not going to get into in this topic. Calvinists and Mormons would not be saved either because of their wrong beliefs. Not to mention the Seventh Day Adventists. But, this cannot be the case as we are not saved by getting doctrine 100% correct we are saved by faith in Christ. Also Jesus says in John 6:37-6:40
"All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For...
I suggest the hypothesis of a Canada in which any Pastor, priest or professor suggesting Jesus would in the end condemn unrepentant fornicators, lovers, homosexuals and lesbians... was fined or imprisoned or fired leading to the closure of megachurches, churches, Bible colleges and missions. Further that the Bible without censure or omissions was banned. Christian activity in public would be limited and only in secret would true preaching take place. Christians especially pastors would lose their property in fines.
Christian businesses would close or compromise. Children would sometimes turn their parents into the authorities for true teaching, and be considered brave.
The result could be a great fall of preachers from pulpits to...