Welcome to Christian Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.
Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.
We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!
I sometimes wonder whether God or Satan is currently in control of this world.
Let me give just one example: A famine in Africa. We’ve all seen the pictures on TV of people starving to death; even children. Now we could say that this is all man’s fault because if everyone worked together on the continent of Africa, it could be one of the wealthiest continents on the planet. Think about it – Africa has precious minerals like gold, diamonds, a desert area where sunshine could be turned into electricity, wetter areas to grow crops, wonderful beaches and game reserves for tourists, oil for fuel and so on. But instead of working together for the common good, we see corruption, fighting, barbarity in the name of a god called “Allah”, etc....
When I read in the Bible such words as, 'righteousness' and 'purity' I sort of understand. Even the biblical meaning of 'perfection' as maturity I can take hold of. But when I come to 'holy' and 'holiness' it always brings me up short and disturbs me. I still can't grasp it and find it a rather 'scary' word.
Does it matter? - If one believes the the Bible is the very word of God, it certainly does.
The apostle Peter in his first letter says,
“... but as He who hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of living,
because it is written: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”
He is quoting from Leviticus 11:44,45. The context there gives food for thought.
The writer of Hebrews says in chapter 12,
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness,...
What is the sin unto death?
What is the sin not unto death?
I am not asking these questions because I don't know. I am merely curious to see people's reasons or answers they have according to Scripture. Some say the sin unto death is willful sin and some say the sin unto death is exclusively the unpardonable sin. I do not agree with either of those conclusions.
What about those folks who have never had an "opportunity" to accept or reject Christ? Do they die "unsaved"?
Does God spiritually draw / call ALL spirits of Mankind???
For Man To spiritually (by spiritual "free will") ACCEPT or REJECT the calling/drawing?
Does He only call/draw ONCE ...or...many times?
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
What background does he have that qualifies him to broker a peace treaty in the middle east for example?
At the risk of sounding ironic.
White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything | HuffPost
Trump said he wanted to explore the possibilities for making what he has called “the ultimate deal,” a peace pact between Israel and the Palestinians. He is deploying his son-in-law — and now senior adviser on the Middle East — Jared Kushner to the task.
So, if you’re keeping track, Jared Kushner, who comes to Washington with no government experience, no policy experience, no diplomatic experience, and business experience limited to his family’s real estate development firm, a brief stint as a newspaper...
Does the Father or Jesus humble His child if they have been disobedient? I mean ever since Obama was in office I backslid bad. Today I had to move two states over. I was getting prescribed klonopin for the anxiety. Now I have no doctor that will even take in consideration that I suffer.
Which I'm ok with. I just keep asking the same question. Is the benzo withdrawal going to end? If I does will I be what God called me to be. I'm needing advice because when I lived in Oklahoma I was so lukewarm. God uses all things for good to those who love Him. So I'm trying in the midst of darkness rely on Gods sovereignty.
Revelations Ch3 Vs 7. To the church of Philadelphia. God gave me this while I was backslidden and I said surely God you don't...
The line "it's not doctrine" is espoused frequently by the lds when a discussion topic or point is being made from a source not found in the lds 4 standard works (Bible, Book of Morman, Doctrines & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price). Additionally, there are 2 "official declarations" that are considered doctrine (polygamy, black priesthood).
When asked what the lds teach on a particular subject, or during a discussion on a particular topic, many times we are directed to the official lds website (lds.org). The problem is, the lds.org website contains teaching material content and topics that are not found in the standard 4 works.
Case in point is the lds concept of a heavenly mother. From the official lds.org website (bold emphasis...
Matthew, Mark and Luke all record Jesus saying he will not drink wine until God's kingdom has been restored; Matthew 26:29, Mark 14:25, Luke 22:18. Scripture records Jesus eating with his disciples; Luke 24:42-43, Acts 1:4. Scripture does not record when the early church started partaking of the Lord's Supper, but according to Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus could not have been a part of it if they did it in the first 40 days after Jesus rose.
While scripture says Jesus performed many signs in the 40 days after he rose from the dead, I don't think Jesus was constantly in the presence of the disciples in the time. Scripture says Jesus appeared and disappeared. While he did eat on occasion, I don't think he had to eat and drink. If...
Now that I have your attention
The question is "Why do I expect certain levels of functioning as a family, when I know it is not possible?"
Our family of 4 is made of 4 unique pieces. Sort of like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, but each can stand on his or her own. Each one is a beautiful work of art, each holding great strengths and abilities in several areas. Each can serve as a guide, a leader, a role-model of sorts to everyone and anyone in need.
The 4 pieces do not connect to form a complete picture. Try as you will, swap the places of the pieces, rotate them, flip them over, try anything, the sides will not fit together, and the picture cannot be completed. Sure, you can get two pieces to fit at times, rarely even 3,...