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The Christian Life is Impossible

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by ClementofA, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. ClementofA

    ClementofA Well-Known Member Supporter

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    According to Benny Hinn:

    "Total Surrender"
     
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  2. JoeP222w

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    Do you honestly believe Benny Hinn to be a Christian? Really? He is one of the biggest false teachers that are out there.
     
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  3. woobadooba

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    False teacher, and lover of money.

    Go on Youtube and do a search: Benny Hinn Exposed
     
  4. Targaryen

    Targaryen Scripture,Tradition and Reason

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    Well I can see why it's controversial. But Hinn's not Christian so, it still doesn't fit.
     
  5. brinny

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    The title of your thread is correct.

    It is impossible for any of us, in our own strength, to "live the Christian life".

    It is not impossible for God.
     
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  6. Winken

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    We walk by Faith, not by sight.

    OK, folks. Get over to the Prayer Wall and pray for a born again Muslim!!! Now!!!
     
  7. High Fidelity

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    I wouldn't entertain the opinion of an electrician with regards to plumbing and neither will I entertain the opinion of a non-Christian with regards to the Christian faith.
     
  8. brinny

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    :oldthumbsup:

    Amen!!!
     
  9. Thedictator

    Thedictator Retired Coach, Now Missionary to the World

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    Benny Hinn for the most part is a false teacher, but even a false teacher can give some truth.
    His statement that to a be a Christian one must Totally surrender to Jesus Christ is right. He also said at the first of the podcast that the charismatic movement started when he was 19 years old, what a lie that is. Not sure of the exact date but it was long before he was born.
     
  10. Soyeong

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    It is completely false that it is impossible:

    Deuteronomy 30:11-14 For this mitzvah which I am giving you today is not too hard for you, it is not beyond your reach. 12 It isn’t in the sky, so that you need to ask, ‘Who will go up into the sky for us, bring it to us and make us hear it, so that we can obey it?’ 13 Likewise, it isn’t beyond the sea, so that you need to ask, ‘Who will cross the sea for us, bring it to us and make us hear it, so that we can obey it?’ 14 On the contrary, the word is very close to you — in your mouth, even in your heart; therefore, you can do it!

    Romans 10:6-9 Moreover, the righteousness grounded in trusting says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend to heaven?’” — that is, to bring the Messiah down — 7 or, “‘Who will descend into Sh’ol?’” — that is, to bring the Messiah up from the dead. 8 What, then, does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.” — that is, the word about trust which we proclaim, namely, 9 that if you acknowledge publicly with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and trust in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be delivered.
     
  11. ViaCrucis

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    What is commanded of us is not possible by our own power and strength because of the weakness of the flesh and the sin in our members; as such yes there is a disparity between what should be and what is.

    But the Christian does not look to their own righteousness, but to the righteousness of Christ which is ours by grace; and it is the life given to us as grace by God that makes us alive, in Christ, by the power of the Spirit.

    The Christian life is found in the crossroads that is simul iustus et peccator, being at once both saint and sinner.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  12. ClementofA

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    In the OP Benny Hinn speaks of two things: [1] the Christian life demands you taking up the cross & follow Christ. You must surrender all. He quotes the OT Scripture "all that i have and all that i am is yours" & applies that as the prayer of the whole heart to Christ. [2] the 2nd half of the sermon regards how impossible it is, in the flesh (in & of ourselves) to please God.
     
  13. ClementofA

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    In the message Benny Hinn says it is impossible for man, but possible with God.

    As Jesus said, with man this is impossible, but with God all is possible.

    Jesus also said, without Me you can do nothing.

     
  14. ClementofA

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    Ya think?

    Teachers of Calvinism are certainly false teachers.

     
  15. Soyeong

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    Everything in the Bible is there to teach us about God and how to have a relationship with Him, so it was never intended for us live the Christian life apart from God.
     
  16. JoeP222w

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    Comparing Benny Hinn to Calvinism shows an individual who does such thing has no love of truth.
     
  17. ClementofA

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    What comparison of Benny Hinn to Calvinism are you talking about? And where was any such comparison stated?
     
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  18. JoeP222w

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    "Teachers of Calvinism are certainly false teachers."

    And right below that statement, a video clip of Benny Hinn. Clearly there was an implication that "Teachers of Calvinism" are similar to Benny Hinn.
     
  19. ClementofA

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    So the alleged comparison was not stated, but an assumption from the imaginations of your mind. I understand now.

     
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