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I'm discussing this post. Maybe these saints were addicted to something and realized the best thing to do is replace that addiction with a good one, i.e. ministering to the saints. You need to fill that void when you give up an addiction.

 

I believe this scripture is not about an actual "addiction" as we see in the world, ASOD.  God's Word says what it says and means what it says.  I have been taught that there is one interpretation and that belongs to God.  However, there are many applications, and that applies to man.  I believe II Peter 1:20-21 applies here. 

"Knowing this first, that "no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

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I would like to find a church where they addicted dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints.

I would like to find a church where they were dedicated to koinonia, edification and agape.

Agreed, beameup.  That is something to strive for.  I know this starts with me. 

I came across this scripture to build up the body of Christ.  This body also exists on OB.  I would like us the strive for "the ministry of the saints" on OB, as well.

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The modern useage of the word "addicted" always carries the connotation of being dependent on a drug or obsessed with some type of sin. But I don't think that was the meaning at all here. Perhaps they pursued the ministry of the saints until it became a compulsion or obsession...albeit a good one.

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The modern useage of the word "addicted" always carries the connotation of being dependent on a drug or obsessed with some type of sin. But I don't think that was the meaning at all here. Perhaps they pursued the ministry of the saints until it became a compulsion or obsession...albeit a good one.

Yes, I agree heartstrings.  We shouldn't take the modern usage as you said, and equate it's meaning with God' usage of the word, "addicted".  In these last days, I believe we (the saints) should have that "compulsion or obsession" as the saints in the Bible did, especially if we want to see Revival in this world.  Hearts are hungry for the Word of God.  I see it everywhere.  Amen!  It is "a good compulsion."

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Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

 

 

Not even "Freewill Baptists", for instance, are really trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on Calvary by grace through faith because they have to keep themselves saved and the same is true of Pentecostals. Likewise, the Church of Christ are trusting in themselves as well because they're depending on being baptized. And somehow I can't see how someone with the witness of the Holy Ghost living inside can allow themselves to remain in the Catholic Church very long at all. How can we fellowship with these who teach the unfruitful works of darkness without reproving them as we are commanded? How can there be harmony with reproving and how can two walk together except they agree?

 

 

Please remember if you love them you will tell them to do what ever makes them happy & never correct them.  :smug:

 

Kind of like the parents of a young child who got run over while playing in the street. 

Someone asked them about this & they said. Our daughter always wanted to play in the street, & we loved her so much we did not want to do anything at all to take her happiness away from her so we let her play in the street anytime she wished.

 

That person asked, "You mean you would never tell her not to play in the street, that you let her play in the street anything she wanted to?"

 

The father replied, "Yes, we loved her so much we just could not ever tell her no, we could never do anything that might make her unhappy. However we got on to her for playing in the street once but she threw a fit & cried all night long so after that incident we just let here do whatever she wanted to do & never told her no to anything. We just could not stand making her unhappy. We are very thankful that at least she died happy playing in the street."

 

 

We have many professing Christians today that thinks this is how you & I should show our love for them. By encourage them to do whatever makes them happy, & never reprove them for disobeying God. Of course if we went by what they want we would not be obeying our Lord, so we should go ahead & obey our Lord, & if they get mad expressing hate when we try to help them they're really getting mad at our Lord.

 

Of course our Lord does tell us this.

 

Tit 3:9 ¶ But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Tit 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
 
There does come a time when we should just leave them alone of course at this point we can at pray for them to open their self up to the true Light letting it shine into them illuminating the darkness within them.

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I like your analogy, Jerry.  I got so exhausted, on Facebook, trying to help people come out of false doctrine.  I gave them the Word of God and explained to them where they were in error.  One thing that can be said about people is "they are stuck in their ways."  Even if those ways send them to hell.  It is so hard to break the chains that Satan has on them.  I pray the blinders come off their eyes.  When someone is locked into a certain unbiblical doctrine, they tend to block out any type of clear thought they should have on correct Bible doctrine.  I know that Satan is responsible for some of this, but it is also that people just don't want to hear truth.  I will continue to give the scriptures to the lost, as I am back on Facebook.  I have been witnessing to two close friends for awhile, and thought going back on might be the best thing to do.  At least, I believe it is what the Lord Jesus wants me to do.  What saves a person?  The Word of God.  :icon_smile:  

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I like your analogy, Jerry.  I got so exhausted, on Facebook, trying to help people come out of false doctrine.  I gave them the Word of God and explained to them where they were in error.  One thing that can be said about people is "they are stuck in their ways."  Even if those ways send them to hell.  It is so hard to break the chains that Satan has on them.  I pray the blinders come off their eyes.  When someone is locked into a certain unbiblical doctrine, they tend to block out any type of clear thought they should have on correct Bible doctrine.  I know that Satan is responsible for some of this, but it is also that people just don't want to hear truth.  I will continue to give the scriptures to the lost, as I am back on Facebook.  I have been witnessing to two close friends for awhile, and thought going back on might be the best thing to do.  At least, I believe it is what the Lord Jesus wants me to do.  What saves a person?  The Word of God.  :icon_smile:  

1 Cor 1:21 tells us ".......it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe"

Rom 10:14 tells us ".....and how shall hear without a preacher?"

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I like your analogy, Jerry.  I got so exhausted, on Facebook, trying to help people come out of false doctrine.  I gave them the Word of God and explained to them where they were in error.  One thing that can be said about people is "they are stuck in their ways."  Even if those ways send them to hell.  It is so hard to break the chains that Satan has on them.  I pray the blinders come off their eyes.  When someone is locked into a certain unbiblical doctrine, they tend to block out any type of clear thought they should have on correct Bible doctrine.  I know that Satan is responsible for some of this, but it is also that people just don't want to hear truth.  I will continue to give the scriptures to the lost, as I am back on Facebook.  I have been witnessing to two close friends for awhile, and thought going back on might be the best thing to do.  At least, I believe it is what the Lord Jesus wants me to do.  What saves a person?  The Word of God.  :icon_smile:  

 

I've come to the conclusion that most people like that are trying to convince their self, much more so that trying to convince you, of course misery loves company! Those who go through the broad wide gate will have plenty of company.

 

At times we need to abide by Tit 3:10, yet I suppose at other times we need to keep defending our Lord for the sake of others that might be reading the conservation that's taking place on a forum & or some other place.

 

We just need to try & discern when to stop, & went to keep going, at times that can be very difficult for us mere humans.

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1 Cor 1:21 tells us ".......it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe"

Rom 10:14 tells us ".....and how shall hear without a preacher?"

 

I said not one word against preaching the Word.

 

Do you ignore these verses?

 

Tit 3:9 ¶ But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Tit 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
 
Lots of people do.

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I've come to the conclusion that most people like that are trying to convince their self, much more so that trying to convince you, of course misery loves company! Those who go through the broad wide gate will have plenty of company.

 

At times we need to abide by Tit 3:10, yet I suppose at other times we need to keep defending our Lord for the sake of others that might be reading the conservation that's taking place on a forum & or some other place.

 

We just need to try & discern when to stop, & went to keep going, at times that can be very difficult for us mere humans.

 

Agreed, Jerry.  They do try to convince themselves more than they are trying to convince me or anyone else.  Saldy, hell is the destination for these people, if they do not heed the Word of God.

Yes, we certainly do.  Titus 3:10 is a great verse for that.  I also use that scripture when dealing with false prophets.  So true.  Others are reading the threads.  That is the reason I keep going on.  In fact, the childhood friend that I have been witnessing to, on Facebook, came to me in private messages b/c of this.

Amen!  The words "vain babblings" come to my mind.

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I said not one word against preaching the Word.

 

Do you ignore these verses?

 

Tit 3:9 ¶ But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Tit 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
 
Lots of people do.

 

"I said not one word against preaching the Word" . My post was in response to what Candlelight had to say;  "What saves a person?  The Word of God.  :icon_smile:".  The verses shown support what Candlelight had to say.  :bang:  :bang:  :bang: 

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"I said not one word against preaching the Word" . My post was in response to what Candlelight had to say;  "What saves a person?  The Word of God.  :icon_smile:".  The verses shown support what Candlelight had to say.  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:

 

 

Sorry, but even though the reply was not to me it seemed to be saying I refused to preach by bringing up these verses.

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Sorry, but even though the reply was not to me it seemed to be saying I refused to preach by bringing up these verses.

Sorry to interject, Bro K.  Since I started this thread, I thought I would do this.

Jerry, Bro K, in no way was saying that you refused to preach by bringing up these verses.  He was talking to me, as he stated.  I don't know where you got that idea from.  :puzzled3:

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Sorry to interject, Bro K.  Since I started this thread, I thought I would do this.

Jerry, Bro K, in no way was saying that you refused to preach by bringing up these verses.  He was talking to me, as he stated.  I don't know where you got that idea from.  :puzzled3:

 

See my post right above yours, >post number 37.

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I saw it Brother Jerry, but I still believe that BroK was referring to me with what he said not you.  He even posted that to you. 


BroK said:

 

"I said not one word against preaching the Word" . My post was in response to what Candlelight had to say; "What saves a person? The Word of God. :icon_smile:". The verses shown support what Candlelight had to say. :bang: :bang: :bang:

 

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ASOD, I didn't want to start another post on addiction.  I just wanted to talk about this scripture, "I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Steph'-a-nas, that it is the firstfruits of A-cha'-ia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) ~ I Corinthians 16:15.

"have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints."

That is all...

 

Dedicated them selves.

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