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In the New American Standard Version bible it says
Ephesians 2:1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
In what way were "you" dead and who is the "you"?
What is the difference between trespasses and sins?
Does the passage in Ephesians apply only to the people in the church in Ephesus to whom the letter is addressed?
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:
By what wisdom or power do YOU minister today? is it by human wisdom, accrued knowledge? or is it imparted to you by the Holy Ghost?
and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God for they are folly to him and he is not able to understand them for they are spiritually discerned.
My answer to the question would have to be no. But being here has made me "hit the books" a lot in looking up lots of things people have had to say.
So I suppose that an alternate question might be, has being here helped you in any way?
Jesus warned of the Antichrist and false prophet, and they will deceive the world. I am not the best when it comes to end times or claiming to be 100% correct, but I believe the (Messiah that the Jews await at Isreal) Will be the antichrist.
So since the third temple isn't built, we still have a lot of time ahead of us? We don't know the exact time of Jesus return but is it most likely going to be this century?
How long will it take for the third temple to be built?
For the Jesus actually returning what I'm getting from scripture is he will return on a literal cloud and the event will be known to mankind. There will be no question of "Is that Jesus in the air?". Jesus will reveal the Antichrist and the false prophet who deceived the...
Genuine theology on New Covenant and gospel compared to two sides of the same coin:
Life based on faith and fruit; belief based on grace and truth; worship based on spirit and truth.
Counterfeit: a coin with only one side-- Life based on faith only; belief based on grace only and worship based on spirit only!
All throughout the prophets, we have them warning God's children to hide and keep themselves shut up until the trouble passes.
Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
Isa 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Isa 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
Isa 24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master;...
I'm so angry at God. I know it's probably wrong and I don't want to be but I just feel like he's up there laughing at me. I beg and beg and beg for answers, for relief when I feel pain, for comfort when I'm lonely, for clarity when I'm confused. I beg and he's just silent. I feel like he's just messing with me. Is that true? Most likely no but I'm so angry with him.
What do you do when you're angry at God? He's always just silent with me. I can't get any answers and I feel stuck and hopeless. It feels like he's just a brick wall. I'm sending all my prayers to a wall that doesn't listen.
Just came across this article on purgatory & hope. The entire article is good, but I wanted to draw special attention to a cited quote from St. Thomas More:
“For since God in His righteousness will not leave sin unpunished and in His goodness will not perpetually punish the sin after the person’s repentance, it follows there must be temporal punishment. And now since the person often dies before undergoing such punishment . . . a very child, almost, can see the conclusion: that the punishment remaining due and undone at death is to be endured and sustained afterward.”
Full article: Hope, the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and St. Thomas More