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The Bible presents scripture which mention salvation... and baptism with water isn't mentioned.
John 3:16 is perhaps the most famous....“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.....no mention of water.
Same with Acts 2:21....And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
Romans 10:13. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
NOTICE.....no mention of water baptism. None. If water baptism is so essential for one's salvation...why is it omitted?
Deep in my heart I want God and Jesus to be able to speak to us through dreams.
My Mother has always talked about these 3 wonderful different dreams she had that
she thinks were from God or a spiritual realm. And one of them changed her life,
the others brought her peace and comfort.
Many times when I ask a question like this on a Christian Forum there will be 3 or 4 people who tell me that God no longer speaks through dreams and his word is the only thing that is now valid.
This discourages me because I would like to pray for dreams and visions from God and Jesus.
I know not every dream is from God, I know to pray for interpretation and for the message to be made clear.
Do you think God can and does still speak through dreams?
Revelation 20:1-3 talks about Satan being "bound" for a 1000 years...
and then he must be "loosened" for a period specifically NAMED a "Little Season".
Verses 4-6 talks about the SOULS of those "beheaded" for Jesus and for the Gospel
"living and reigning with Christ for a thousand years".... but the rest of the dead lived not
until AFTER the thousand years was finished.
So the question is simple:
WHEN was the "first resurrection" referenced in Rev 20:1-6?
(1) Was the "first resurrection" when the Saints are "born again"?
(2) Was the "first resurrection" when the Saints were "raised/resurrected" with Christ?
(3) Was the "first resurrection" when they "lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"?
(4) Was the "first...
Me: Mom, have you never felt led by the LORD to witness to the lost?
Mom: I went with you door-knocking before.
Me: I know, but that was just one time and a long time ago. Are you sure that is not enough?
Mom: OK, I am getting really mad at you and I'm not talking to you.
I am kind of disgusted and angry at my mom because she doesn't see how important it is to win the lost to Christ like I do. Christ has led me to be a witness every day that I am alive. I do it every day, while she just sits on her butt all day and watches TV on her computer. For hours and hours. She seems to care about that thing more than GOD. I hope she is not committing idolatry with her computer. Treating a computer like a god is idolatry. I don't think she...
Light-Travel Time: Evidence for an old earth:
One of the simplest arguments for an earth much older than a few thousand years comes from starlight. Light travels outward from its source at a large but finite rate - 186,000 miles per second, or about 6 trillion miles per year. In fact, astronomers define a distance unit, the light-year, as how far light travels in one year.
If the earth were only a few thousand years old, we would expect to see no objects more distant than a few thousand light-years away. But, as a matter of fact, we do see objects much further away than this. Most of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are further, up to nearly 100,000 light-years away. The nearest large galaxy beyond our Milky Way is the...
Jesus taught us:
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Romans 9:13 says, "As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”.
I have two questions regarding this text in the book of Romans. Please answer both questions, and provide a brief explanation of your answers if you wish.
1) Why did God hate Esau?
2) What was the consequence of God's hate for Esau?