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I was doing some study on James 4:7.
It says: "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.".
The "devil" in Greek in that verse is: διαβόλῳ or diabolo.
In Thayer definition:
1) prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely
1a) a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer
2) metaphorically applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him
Part of Speech: adjective
Citing in TDNT: 2:72, 150
In Strong defintion:
From G1225; a traducer; specifically Satan (compare [H7854]): - false accuser, devil, slanderer.
Any of these definitions could also mean a person, is it not?
Also "resist" ἀντίστητε in Greek means to oppose, stand against, resist in...
this is something I've been struggling with a lot and have asked a lot of prayer for bc I really need help in this area.
Nearly 4 yrs ago now, God revealed something to me. Something that he promises will happen. I didn't believe him at first and highly doubted, but over the course of the last 4 years, I've seen him answer prayers and reveal things to me but now at a standstill.
I believe God is trying to teach me patience as the times when I get frustrated or start to doubt, he'll let me wallow in that negativety for a bit, but then he sends out a reminder to me by giving me peace and telling me to be patient, wait and relax.
He has done this to me often in the past couple months and I'm doing my best but I'm just really curious...
If my child became a wayward soul, as any loving parent I would do everything I could to woo him back to a healthy and restorative place. I would never give up on him. I would put no time limits on my love and patience towards him.
If our Father desires all men to be saved, why can't he continue to work on their souls postmortem? If he wanted to, couldn't he do it? Can't God do what he wants to do? I think he can do what he wants to do.
So, if God desires all men to be saved and if God can do what he wants to do, he wouldn't put a time limit (i.e. upon death) on his love and patience towards us.
So, if God's love and patience run out on a soul upon death, either God doesn't want all men to be saved or God can't do what he wants to...
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
So, there was light and darkness, but there were no sun and moon, no stars. He separated the light, from the darkness.
Then, all the way down in verse 14
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for...
"After days of drama and suspense, President Trump announced Thursday that his administration will exit the Paris climate agreement.
"So we're getting out," Trump said. "The Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States."
His decision fulfills a campaign promise and satisfies strong Republican opposition to the global climate deal but isolates the U.S. and is certain to bring condemnation from world leaders and critics in the scientific community.
Leaving the accord aligns the United States with Syria and Nicaragua."
Paris Agreement on climate change: US withdraws as Trump calls it 'unfair'
Yes! Thank you, Mr. President Trump.
Men are slaves of sin. They inherited this from Adam through no fault of their own. Is it, then, Adam's fault, that the human race are slaves of sin? No, Adam did not create himself in such a way that sin would be passed on. God did that. So God bears at least a very large degree of responsibility for the sin that was inherited & the human history of sins & evil acts. That's not to say that God is at fault for doing so, since that would imply that He sinned, which He never does. God intends to use this for good. He intends to make it right. But if most beings end up in torments forever, or even one individual, then God is not righteous, merciful or loving.
Margaret Court says tennis 'full of lesbians'
The former tennis champion-turned-Christian pastor was speaking to 20Twenty Vision in the wake of her Qantas boycott, where she refused to fly on the carrier due to its stance on gay marriage.
He's the creator. We are the created. So in that sense he does. So it is not our life to do with as we please, is it.
I know He gave us free will but He actually wants us to choose Him. He owns our life.
I mean, for so many years, I've lived the illusion that I owned my own life. But is ownership an illusion?