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  1. Yes, the thief did repent...he started out casting aspersions at Christ along with the other thief: "...and they that were crucified with him reviled him." (Mark 15:32b). This shows the nature of their hearts - mocking Jesus, reviling him right along with the crowd. However, something happened to one of the thieves. As time went on, it seems he began to realize that he deserved his punishment, but Jesus didn't. God had begun to work on his heart and mind...yes, I said God had done that, because it is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance. At one point, we even see the fruit of r
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  2. Yes, a submission to the gospel not a submission or promise to do good works. That submission comes after salvation. Some Christians think of repentance as a deal with God in relation to salvation.
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  3. Grace was there by the giving of the first message of the Messiah, and granting Adam and Eve forgiveness!
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  4. The Lord Jesus stated, "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here." The Lord Jesus condemned the religious lost of His generation because they did not repent. When a person, like the Ninevites, or the thief on the cross, repents from the heart and trusts in God, as in the Old Testament saints, or a belief in Christ, as the New Testament saints, they are eternally saved. The Ninevites were eternally saved, spiritually, and then God, because He saw thei
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  5. May the Lord bless you and your on birthday.
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  6. You're trying too hard to put physics in here. How it worked out is a mystery to us, because it isn't our business, we had no part nor lot in it. But He did it according to His will and timing just as surely as He has saved us.
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  7. These are not grace that brought eternal life. There was not eternal life until the resurrection of Jesus Christ, else Christ need not have died.
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  8. Could you please pray for Candlestick? She is still very exhausted from her cancer/treatments. The nurse has told her it could take up to two years to boune back. However...the other day the doctors discovered a spot on her spine. She will be having tests done to see if it's cancer or not. Please be in prayer for her and for her husband, Joe.
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  9. Alan

    Revelation Bible Study.

    Ezekiel 45:8. “According to their Tribes” The prophet Ezekiel prophesied, “… and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.” Ezekiel 45:8c. Introduction The “land” as prophesied by Ezekiel is exactly what it is: the physical land of Israel. The “tribes” as prophesied by Ezekiel is exactly what it is: the tribes of the 12 sons of Israel. The Church Age saints have no ‘tribes,’ either symbolically, allegorically, or literal. The physical land nation of Israel, from the Babylonian Captivity and up to the present era, has not been all
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  10. Amen. Most sources tend to do well on teaching the psalms separately and individually in their historical context and general applications for that particular psalm but only allude to the possible reasons for them being in one collected work. As I study the psalms collectively, their arrangement makes more sense and less arbitrary. I do have it as one of my projects to develop a "whole psalms view" and use that view for developing a Christian handbook from the psalms. As I am able I'll share any solid development in the project here. If anyone knows of good material dealing with psal
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  11. John, I think you have some fine thoughts on the Book of Psalms being used as a source of Christian growth and understanding of the scriptures. It is my hope that you develop it further for all of us to enjoy and meditate on. Alan
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  12. Christian Growth Psalms 105:1-6, “A Rejoicing Heart” Introduction King David realized that all of the blessings of this life came from God. King David was a mature saint. As a child David trusted the eternal salvation of his soul to a merciful and loving God. As he grew his faith became stronger and he eventually became a mature saint. Although not written in King David’s era, David realized this tremendous truth, James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning
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  13. Alan

    Blessings with Tracts.

    About three weeks ago, while passing out tracts, I had placed a tract on a public phone. Yes! A few public phones in this technological changing world still exist in Taiwan! The next Sunday a man and wife, who were visiting in the area, came for church services. In the introduction they let us know that they were already Christians, were visiting the area, and found our church through a tract placed on the top of a public phone. The wife then took the tract out of her purse and showed it to the congregation. The couple loved the Lord and were thankful for the tract. They visited the churc
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  14. Personally I think that recent posts attributing almost anything having to do with salvation being seen as a "work" is getting old.
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