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Do I Really Have To OBEY God Too?
AND BEING MADE PERFECT, HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM ***THAT OBEY HIM***;
"And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because YOU HAVE OBEYED ME
Jesus replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and PUT IT INTO PRACTICE."
But don't just listen to God's word. YOU MUST DO what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
1 John 5:2–3
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS
2 John 6
And this is love, that we walk ACCORDING TO HIS COMMANDMENTS; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the...
 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
 for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Phil 2:12-13 RSV
So how does one work out their own salvation?
Picking up where we left off, The prophet Joel prophesied The Trumpet is being blown because the day of the Lord was at hand. I also mentioned about the parable of the 10 virgins of which only those who had sufficient oil were prepared. What was the difference between the wise and foolish virgins. The wise had understanding and when the time came to awake were prepared.
The prophet Joel speaks of those in mourning in chapter 1:
Joe 1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
Joe 1:7 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”
These two terms are synonymous. The Bible is perfectly plain, “Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles” until the Jacob’s trouble is complete. An honest and biblically sound evaluation of Jerusalem’s immediate future can be quite unnerving. For someone that loves Jerusalem as deeply as I do, it is not easy to accept the truth.
Praying for the peace of the “chosen city” has been a commitment of my life...
If you believe scripture teaches communion would you convert to orthodoxy ? What is stopping you ?
For scientific arguments for creation and/or against evolution, Answers in Genesis, is recommended and the Institute for Creation Research. The purpose of this article is to explain why, according to the Bible, the creation vs. evolution debate even exists. Romans 1:25 declares, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”
A key factor in the debate is that the majority of scientists who believe in evolution are also atheists or agnostics. There are some who hold to some form of theistic evolution and others who take a deistic view of God (God exists but is not involved in the world, and everything proceeds along a natural course). There are...
A while back I posted on this forum and to give a short synopsis of my situation, when I was a youth I drifted away from God and and have and still do commit the most heinous sins one can imagine. I have been stuck without Gods spirit for 13 years and I do not know how to get back to him. There are two ways in which have been suggested to me by people claiming to represent God on how to come back to him and its really a chicken and egg scenario. The first is the Calvinist fire and brimstone "repent of your sins or God will kill you," one that frightens me greatly. Basically the idea is that I manually stop doing my sins and God gives me back his Holy Spirit so I can have a new heart. The other is the Baptist manner in which I cannot...
Y'shua/Jesus referred to himself as the Son of God and the Son of Man. If God is pure, holy and sinless and all men have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God and Y'shua/Jesus was made sin for us all, then how could Y'shua/Jesus be God and man?
I think I saw a post on this a while back, or even commented on it but I can't recall now. Anyway, we had to put down our dog recently who's been with us many years. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. My wife and I were both by her side as they administered the medication and she went peacefully and it was a rather quick process.
We were both tore up for most of the night and the following day but as each day passes it becomes a little easier to cope with.
My wife asked me if we'd see her again and I wasn't sure how to respond. She mentioned a "Rainbow Bridge" apparently where pets cross but I've never heard of that.
Is there anything in scripture that talks about animals, or pets in Heaven? I certainly hope so!...