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Of all the people you have ever known, who is the person that really resembled following Christ the most to you? What did you love most about them? What was their life like [career, family, friends, hobbies, etc]? What other details about them or their life can you share?
I have known several very Godly people but the main one I know is my Christian mentor from my original home church in my home town. We grew really close and I learned all about him- he is a lawyer but was in the air force when he was young, volunteers at our church, has a very close relationship with his wife and treats her and his whole family very well and they are all very close, lives in a nice big suburban home with a 1 acre yard and 3 cars... you wont find a...
So far I'm thinking I might be eligible to hear and see God
Seen many testimonies where people say they have face to face encounter with God which made me think it is possible
However following verses below contradict my own opinion
Your neutral opinion please
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.
He was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living words to pass on to us.
My question is do offensive spiritual gifts still exist today? As in the case of Elijah who called down fire, Elisha who called on bears and Samson with super strength.
God given authority to smite evil. We live in a world full of violence, pain and suffering. Many of us have been sheltered from it but it's nevertheless prevalent.
I'm aware that God says "vengeance is mine" but that didn't seem to be an issue in the past. The amount of evil activity on the planet is overwhelming, with a consistent undertone of fear and helplessness against it.
As though our best ability as Christians is to cope with it all. Should we feel defenceless against man? Should physical weapons constantly prevail against us?
I'm not suggesting that these...
Do note that I would appreciate it if this discussion were to focus only on the verses provided and not trail off into something else. I'm looking for the Reformed's exegetical rebuttals and so you must forgive me if I preserve mild skepticism toward responses that are considerably on-the-spot eisegesis. Attempts are still welcomed. Remember to be charitable.
I'll be using (ESV) a version so Standard that Standard is its middle name.
1 Timothy 2:3-6
3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is...
So ive been thinking about marriage with someone for a while now but I cant decide for sure because I still doubt if its meant to be.
someone just said to me "if you are having doubts then its not meant to be"
is that too simplistic?
why are there hundreds of articles online regarding "is this the person I should marry" if being sure is the only criterion? (the advice was from an unbeliever)
My church is very small and we have lost our pastor. The average age is between 65 and 70. We need to bring young people into the church. I am building a website Solid Rock Baptist Church and hope to use it to bring younger people into the church. Any ideas on how to bring people into the church would be appreciated.
This debate is just an attempt to understand what other cultures THINK/ FEEL on this matter.
So, I am currently taking a history class and I wanted to hear the thoughts and the opinions of other races. So as we know, there is a lot of racial tension in the U.S. Minority groups feel victimized, black children are being killed on the street left and right, Native Americans are on the reservation with no water etc. Thus groups like Black lives Matters form.
On the other hand, when these groups form or when these minority groups vocalize their concerns many Caucasians become easily agitated, or offended. Many pretend it doesn't exist, or blame the victims of hate crimes . For example, when Dylan roof shot up that church...
Why will there be animal sacrifices and Feast days and the Sabbath re-instituted in the Millennium period?
Zech. 14 tells us we will celebrate the feasts days along with the sacrifices, these will both be reinstituted in the millennium (Ez.44:1-46- 46:24)
Zech 14:16-18 “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain. If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the...
I feel that I'm probably going to Hell.
Yet I don't feel afraid anymore. It used to bring me to tears but not for the past day.
I'm still going to try to follow Jesus and do as God commands, to the amount that I can, but even then I don't think I'll go to heaven.
I can't help but feel my best isn't good enough.