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  1. Thanks - but most or all here are very sad for you if you cannot say the same. You are either saved or lost, going to Heaven or to Hell, in Christ or damned for all eternity. Of course, a lost person can repent of their sins and trust the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation thereby changing their condition. Hopefully you have done so or will do so soon - asking endless questions won’t get you to Heaven - trusting in Jesus Christ alone to save you from your sins will.
  2. Yes, it is profitable to hear, read, listen to the Word of God being preached. I am just saying repetitive listening over and over will be of little profit without digging in and studying it. Listening to the Word of God over and over is not studying it and won’t magically open it up to you.
  3. Listening to the Bible a magic number of times is not going to give you the instant ticket to victory in the Christian life. You need to understand it and apply it daily - which involves using study tools, not just listening to an audio Bible.
  4. Yes, I am one of the chosen in Christ because I have trusted in His finished work upon the cross of Calvary. Have you? Maybe you haven’t and that is the reason you cannot understand any of the Bible.
  5. That doesn’t even make sense! God did not deliberately make His Word confusing - He wants His people to understand and obey Him.
  6. Oh, so you are simply a heretic who doesn’t believe the New Testament and is not part of a sound Christian church. That explains it. So what are you? Seventh Day Adventist or some other cult?
  7. And it is obvious from the context that the whole description is symbolic - all the symbols can be traced throughout the rest of the Bible.
  8. Then you truly ignored the book of Acts and the end of the Gospels. There are various references to both gathering together on the first day of the week and remembering Christ’s (death, burial, and) resurrection. 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death t
  9. Not shopping in a store that sold cigarettes or alcohol is a personal conviction if you will, perhaps based on some Bible principles. Not drawing pictures of Jesus is a Bible COMMAND. There is a big difference between the two.
  10. Pentecost was always on a Sunday. It was the 50th day after a particular sabbath (after the sabbath of Passover week) - 1 day (which makes it Sunday - the first day of the week) plus seven weeks (49 days).
  11. Well, don’t draw any pictures of Jesus then. It’s hard to be Biblically accurate when the Bible never physically describes Jesus. People get used to compromises - the more they do so, they less it bothers them. But the Bible has not changed, even when others have. People are too afraid to rock the boat by going against popular opinion. Jesus is God - and the Bible says we do not know what God looks like so don’t even make images of a man - Jesus in His human form is a man.
  12. Yes, if you are walking in sin - then you are not walking in love with the Lord. You are backslidden and have left your first love. But Jesus was talking about more than just the 10 commandments - anytime you know what God wants you to do and don’t do it, you are sinning against the Lord. James 4:17. P.S. If you are living a sinful lifestyle, then you are not maturing as a believer!!
  13. I understand - but this aspect of the issue affects a lot of professing Christians too. It is basically the other side of the same coin. Helps to clarify both sides together, otherwise someone may take what you posted above and figure that was not the case.
  14. Long reply, which I will read through - but I just wanted to clarify: No, there are no prohibitions in Scripture of making images of created things, unless they are worshipped - YET, there are definitely clear commands and principles of making any images of the true God (which would include Jesus as a human, the Holy Spirit pictured as a dove) or false gods, whether they are worshipped or not.
  15. A chariot is a horse drawn vehicle, not a ship.
  16. So? It is describing the cherubim and how they move about. It doesn’t need to be anything weird, wacky, or go beyond the Bible. It is referring to spiritual beings. I doubt they are using some physical ship to travel about, even if it is hard to fully understand what they are portraying.
  17. What prophet? One in the Bible? If so, you are referring to Elijah in 2 Kings 2:11. It was no ship of any kind - it was a chariot of fire pulled by horses of fire.
  18. The Bible (including that passage in Deuteronomy) forbids the making of any images of God (or gods) - which would include statues/pics, etc. of Jesus as a man (which unfortunately too many believers overlook). If God was against the making of any image of any created being at all, then He would not have commanded them to make images of certain creatures in the construction of the tabernacle/temple. “Of course he is not paying attention to the context of these passages, where the problem is not the pictures, but the worship of them.” Actually, the Bible forbids any images of G
  19. Who do you think keeps sending us all that money in those Nigerian emails?
  20. Paul, great attempt at saying nothing with a lot of words! AdamL, I agree, your first example is horrible and is a twisting/misrepresentation of Scripture. Nothing wrong with using a verse/passage as a springboard for a topical message - as long as the verse used as the focal point is not taken out of context. If it does not have anything to do with the Biblical teaching that someone is trying to present, then it should not be done. AND for a topical sermon to be true to God’s word, it must take into account all the Bible passages dealing with that precept (even if they are not presented
  21. Paradise before the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ was also in the heart of the earth. It was the OT form of Heaven - same as Abraham’s Bosom. Luke 16 speaks about this place. There certainly is no such thing as soul sleep, as those in the heart of the earth - whether righteous or wicked - whether in Abraham’s Bosom/Paradise or Hell - are definitely conscious. As of the ascension of Christ, all believers are now in Heaven, dwelling in the presence of God, according to Philippians 1:20-23 and 2 Corinthians 5:6-8. Hebrews 9:24 defines Heaven (the third heaven, ie. 2 Corinthians 12:1-4) as
  22. It is just another one of their ways to “earn favour” with God, to merit salvation.
  23. Wow, another pure nutter! Go spew your poison and filth somewhere else. This website is for true Bible believers to fellowship on and those who are truly seeking salvation to come here and find answers to their sincere questions - not for wackos to invent their own brand of new age science fiction. Though I will admit, this is the most original demonic type of heresies I have ever heard online.
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