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Featured " I've got a feeling oooo ooo "

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Nathan Palmer, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Just_a_Christian

    Just_a_Christian Active Member

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    I didn't say feelings are a bad thing, as long as they're good feelings. However, feelings and emotions are no indication of salvation. God says straight up, unless we keep His commandments we will be lost. In the last day there will be many, many who profess to be Christians, who have done many wonderful works, but will be lost. We can use, well not just can, we are TOLD TO use His written word for doctrine, reproof, correction in righteousness. Any and everyone has feelings. We can only use His word for correction due to the commandments He put in it. Everyone has feelings and emotions. How can we use His word to reproof feelings? How can we use His word to correct feelings or emotions? Simply put we can not. That's what the word says, only God knows the thoughts and intents of the heart. We can't do that, right? Do you see my point?
     
  2. DM25

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    The feeling of the holy spirit cannot be imitated or mistaken for something else. It's distinct. But again, maybe those with greater discernment can feel it more. But it doesn't save you. Works don't save you either ("keeping" the commandments as in doing them to get saved as you said doesn't save you)... Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ is what saves you and God says this.
     
  3. Just_a_Christian

    Just_a_Christian Active Member

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    The Word does say that but is that all the Word has to say about being saved?
     
  4. Monk Brendan

    Monk Brendan Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Please give BCV where the Apostles prayed for boldness.

    The fruits of the Spirit have no connection with feelings.
     
  5. W2L

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    God however reveals our heart to us, and He writes His law on it.
     
  6. Monk Brendan

    Monk Brendan Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Pagan religions give tingly feelings, too.
     
  7. Just_a_Christian

    Just_a_Christian Active Member

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    So, you are saying salvation can be different for each individual?
     
  8. Monk Brendan

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    This satisfaction has to do with truth and faith, not with feelings.

    Sp,et
     
  9. W2L

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    I never implied that. Why do you ask?
     
  10. Just_a_Christian

    Just_a_Christian Active Member

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    Trying to invoke thought. Living under the New Covenant the terms for salvation is the same for everyone, right? I mean would God be a "just" God if He required this from me for salvation and something else from you? Or anyone else?

    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

    1 John 2:4-5
    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
    Matthew 7:22-24
    From just these two verses it's apparently not an option to be saved without keeping God's commandments and or Christ's sayings.
    Which commandments and or sayings??
    In Him
     
  11. Danielwright2311

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    So then your saying that a electric felling all over my body is a human felling? no

    Human feelings are

    sad
    happy
    mad
    upset
    embarrassed
    sick
    positive

    so on and so forth

    A bodily felling is touch, pain, well, and shock

    so on

    also a electric feeling as a vibration all in you, its a physical felling.
     
  12. W2L

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    I follow the words of the Lord and His apostles.
     
  13. Danielwright2311

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    I follow Jesus who said you will be filled with the holy ghost and transformed into a new being.

    He also said it will come to you and teach you all things.
     
  14. W2L

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    I follow the Spirit.
     
  15. Danielwright2311

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    If you follow the spirit you would follow Jesus as the spirit will direct you to Jesus, back and forth.
     
  16. DM25

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    Yes it's not of your works so no man shall boast. Faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone is the gospel of salvation.
     
  17. Verv

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    The feeling definitely and absolutely exists, and I would not disagree with the characterizations that people provided...

    But I would caution people against seeking sensual experiences while praying or worshiping.

    These feelings can be manipulated or artificially induced and, indeed, people of other religions will claim to have them and use them as their own evidence for the veracity of their beliefs, and it will become a thing that will actually get them stuck in their wrong ways.

    In a sense, not all of these feelings may actually be the Holy Spirit and they may not actually be of God.
     
  18. DamianWarS

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    Acts 3:29 "...Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness..."

    then

    v31 "...they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly."

    I don't see how the fruits of the spirit are not interconnected with emotion. How do you have joy without it connected to emotion?
     
  19. Francis Drake

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    Jesus was very aware of the feeling of the Holy Spirit active within himself, and very aware when it flowed from him.-

    Luke8 ......​
    And as He went, the crowds were pressing around Him. 43And a woman being with a flux of blood for twelve years, who, having spent all her living on physicians, was not able to be healed by anyone. 44Having come behind Him, she touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her flux of blood stopped.


    45And Jesus said, “Who is the one having touched Me?” But all were denying it. Peter said, “Master, the people surround You and press in.”

    46But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me, for I know power has gone out from Me.”

    47And the woman, having seen that she was not hidden, came trembling, and having fallen down before Him before all the people, she declared for what cause she touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.

    48And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you; go in peace.”
     
  20. aiki

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    You may have felt all these things but how can you prove that they are truly of God? The Bible says we will be convicted of our sin by the Holy Spirit, so I'd be willing to concede that you were actually convicted by him. But feeling truth? I don't even know what that means. As for feeling God's love, well, you can certainly feel the effects of God's love, but His love is not itself a feeling. Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. The electrical charge stuff is just a lot of nonsense, without any support whatever in Scripture, an effect of wishful thinking and evidence of a dangerous sensuality in your faith.
     
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