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Why not put a more stringent limit on how far these rebel angels can go?
I am having things disappear and reappear in my apartment in a seeming effort to frustrate me.
I would greatly appreciate some divine intervention! I had assumed it was thievery by neighbors but this morning I realized that it is not since the object MAGICALLY was placed on a counter I had searched for previously. Photographs and cds are also being removed. Why is this allowed? If I believed in Ghosts I would blame a...
I have to admit that I am truly impressed by the following writing.
The minor prophet Zechariah predicted a coming time when the most feeble resident of Jerusalem would be comparable to King David for courage, strength, wisdom and understanding...... as well of course for an attitude of praise and genuine repentance, so I am not shocked that Messiah Yeshua - Jesus would call out a political leader to fulfill the role of a modern Cyrus.
This seems controversial to most people but if we...
There are two types of people, those who understand that salvation is permanent and unshakable, and those who don't.
People who understand that salvation is a gift of God, granted by grace, through faith, understand that salvation can't be lost.
People who, in whole or part, think that their obedience or adherence to moral or ceremonial laws is what ensures their salvation, understand that it can be lost.
What separates the two groups is faith and works. Which one are you, and why?
I read an essay some time ago, I can't remember who wrote it, but he identified as a Christian.
He wrote that he didn't take the miracles of Jesus literally; according to him they did not actually take place, but are metaphors for something deeper; stories pointing to a spiritual truth.
He also said that the Virgin birth may or may not be true, but that it didn't matter if it wasn't; Jesus would still be divine either way.
Further more; the demons spoken about in the Bible are not actual...
Why aren't all men saved? That is the question.
Is it because God never intended to save all (without exception) men?
Is it because men all have an equal chance, but some refuse to be saved?
Is it because Satan's activities prevent some from being saved?
These are the three options I see. Which do you think correct, and why?
*Discussion of Universalism i.e., all men are saved, is forbidden in the sub-forum, and will be reported.
Can you have proof God exists? Jesus said "Blessed are those who believe and have not seen" (John 20:29)
But here are 4 of DOZENS of true events I've experienced that serve as a reminder to me that God is REAL, He knows me personally, He loves me personally, He really shows me the truth of things I could never have known, and He's not just "in my head", "a figment of my imagination", or a man-made religious myth.
True Even #1
When I was 10 years old, I was in a church sermon and heard...
"The angel answered and said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.'" -- (Luke 1:35).
"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." -- (Matthew 1:20)
If Jesus was conceived by the person called the Holy Spirit, then why is the Holy Spirit not His Father?
A person is a distinct individual having separate thoughts and actions that are uniquely his own.
The thoughts and actions of the Holy Spirit are not separate or uniquely His own, but are the thoughts and actions of the Father and Son.
“We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” -- (1 John 4:13).
“For through Him [the Son] we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.” -- (Ephesians 2:18)
The thoughts and actions of the Holy Spirit in us are the...
We've heard it a million times, and we've likely said it as many, "God loves you unconditionally", so, do we believe it or not?
The "U" in TULIP stands for Unconditional Election. It simply means that God sets His saving love on His elect, based on nothing they have done, or will do. His election is unconditional. That's easy, right?
Do you believe that God's love and His sovereignty in election are both unconditional?