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Discussion in 'Friendship Court' started by Keifer, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." ( John 14:6 )

    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." ( Romans 10:9-10 )

    Jesus said there is only one way you can get to heaven. If you have not accepted Him as your Savior, you must or you will be condemned for eternity:

    "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." ( John 3:18 )

    To accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, simply do as the Bible tells us in Romans 10:9-10 above...believe in Him with your heart, and confess Him with your mouth. You can say this prayer or one similar for your confession:

    Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins, and God raised You from the dead. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name, amen.

    If you just received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, welcome to the family of Christ, and to eternal life! Please read and study your Bible, and pray every day for guidance. If you don't have a Bible, here is one online: Blue Letter Bible.

    I am your brother in Christ Jesus,

    Keith

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  2. billhabing

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    Sometimes I wonder if we are all on the same page, dude I know that Jesis is lord. If He were not the Lord of my life would I follow Him? If I have not confessed Him with my mouth would I  be asking others to confess Christ for the last 20 years? and my final question is what would make you think I have not confessed Jesus as lord? Jesus never said to confess Himself as Lord, you see Jesus was a humble one, meek and lowly in heart, now Keith can you really tell me that you believe that the Lord Jesus would ask anyone to call Him Lord? Or tell them they must do that.

    What he did say is why do you call me lord, and do not do what I say. Anyone who has to tell you he is lord may not in fact be the Lord.

    I must differ with you on your statement, Anyone can 'follow' Jesus from now till the Judgement Day, Keith you don't think you could follow Jesus with out the Holy Spirit do you?

    Just your Friend Bill, Keith in 1982, after having one year clean and sober, I was asked to chair the AA meeting where all my friends who watched me struggle for years to get clean would be. They joked and called me born again Bill for the past year, still my friends they all sat and waited to hear me share on my first year of sobriety.

    I began by saying, "As you all know this is a program of honesty. so I must be honest and tell you that my 1 and only year of being clean to this day is because Jesus is lord of my life, He is the reason I am here today.

    All the people  except a few, at that meeting, including the man and woman who opened the door for me at the "church" the night I made my commitment to the Lord, Got out of their seats and walked out of the door to the meeting when I said the name Jesus.

    Remeber Keith it is the Lord who told us not to Judge, and let me encourage you to Follow Jesus all the way to Judgment day.

    Your friend Bill

     
     
  3. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." ( Matthew 10:32-33 KJV )

    "Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:" ( Luke 12:8 KJV )

    "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." ( Romans 10:10 KJV )

    Keith

    A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! ( Proverbs 15:23 KJV )
     
  4. billhabing

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    Keith a confession of our mouth is meaningless in these times, we need to confess christ with our lives. I don't think you qre understqnding me.

    Let us approach it this way. Keith, what is it about your life that attracts or repells people from God?

    Is there any reason why you have not given all you have to the poor? Because you have confessed Jesus as Lord, are you folling Him in ministry to the poor?

    Keith how much money do you have? Don't answer this question, ask yourself, in light of your public confession of Christ, How do I use my money?

    All these things will change with culture and our understnding. The principals remain the same.

    Confession with the mouth is what was important then. The principal is that we acknowledge Jesus in this world, we are not ashamed of Him. If we confess him with our mouth in front of a bunch of people who will cheer when we do it, at church, that is a far cry from confessing him at your job. If you confess Jesus with your mouth at you place of work, that says a lot about how you will treat people, they expect more from you now.

    These are not things you need to answer for me, thay are only to illustrate my point.
     
  5. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." ( Romans 10:10 KJV )

    Believe as you will, Bill. I'll pray for you...

    Keith
     
  6. feral

    feral Dostoyevsky was right

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  7. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Welcome to the boards, Feral...

    Keith
     
  8. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war. ( Deuteronomy 3:18 KJV )
     
  9. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: ( 1 Peter 2:9 KJV )
     
  10. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ( Isaiah 41:10 KJV )
     
  11. Auntie

    Auntie THANK YOU JESUS!!

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    Keith, this is one of my most favorite verses, one that has given me much comfort when going thru difficult times. I just found out this morning that a favorite aunt had passed on, so it is very timely--even Holy Spirit inspired--that you would post this scripture on this day, exactly when I needed to read it anew.:bow:


    Praise the Lord, He loves us so, and ever desires to bring us to Himself, with comfort and joy and peace for our hearts.:bow:
     
  12. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." ( John 14:6 )

    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." ( Romans 10:9-10 )

    Jesus said there is only one way you can receive eternal life with God. You must repent of your sins and receive Him as your Lord and Savior. If you don't, you will be condemned for eternity:

    "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." ( John 3:18 )

    To accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, simply do as the Bible tells us in Romans 10:9-10 above...believe in Him with your heart, and confess Him with your mouth. You can say this prayer or one similar for your confession:

    Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins, and God raised You from the dead. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name, amen.

    If you've just received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, welcome to the family of Christ, and to eternal life! Please read and study your Bible, and pray every day for guidance. If you don't have a Bible, here is one online: Blue Letter Bible.

    I am your brother in Christ Jesus,

    Keith

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  13. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Hi Auntie,

    Do not despair, but rejoice that if she had Jesus as her Lord and Savior, your aunt is now with Him...which is where we want to be. My dear Father-in-law passed away this past year, but Nita and I take great comfort in knowing where he is, and Who he is with, and that shortly we shall be reunited with him.

    Do not grieve, my dear sister in Christ, for He holds your aunt and us in His loving arms...and, as with that verse, He provides what we need, when we need it. Glory to Father!

    I send you love from your brother in Christ,

    Keith
     
  14. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. ( Isaiah 1:18 KJV )
     
  15. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. ( Psalms 25:12 KJV )
     
  16. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. ( Hebrews 13:8 KJV )
     
  17. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. ( Isaiah 53:5 KJV )
     
  18. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. ( Matthew 28:20 KJV )
     
  19. Auntie

    Auntie THANK YOU JESUS!!

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    Thank you Keith.:) We have the victory in Christ, even tho it is hard to be separated from our loved ones while we are yet on this earth. I last spoke with my aunt on Dec. 8th. She talked about my uncle Buddy(her husband), who passed on 1 1/2 years ago. She said she knew without any doubt that Buddy was in Heaven, and she had comfort in that fact. Now, only a few weeks after my talk with her, my aunt is with Jesus and her beloved husband Buddy.

    I am glad to know that you and Nita also have this comfort for your Father-in-law. We all must face the pain of separation from our loved ones, and yet, what a wonderful comfort we have that THEY are rejoicing and praising God at the feet of the Savior!:bow:
     
  20. Keifer

    Keifer Psalms 71:5

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    Glory to our Father in Heaven, Auntie!

    Keith

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ( Psalms 119:105 KJV )
     
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