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*Light*

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  1. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7:17)
  2. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (John 14:21)
  3. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)
  4. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)
  5. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. (Revelation 21:25-27)
  6. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)
  7. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
  8. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (Revelation 22:14,15)
  9. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
  10. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)
  11. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (Revelation 22:14,15)
  12. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:5)
  13. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:3,4)
  14. The whole God MADE Jesus Lord is answered in Philippians. Scripture is the best interpreter of scripture. In all honesty, I believe the answer to your topic question has been answered by your fellow brethren on this thread several times; and this is most likely the reason why they are no longer engaging in this discussion. Paul quotes from the Old Testament (Joel 2:32). The word "LORD" used in Joel 2:32 translates to Jehovah, the Eternal God in the Hebrew. There are NO other meanings for LORD than Jehovah God in the Hebrew (see concordance 3068. YHVH) Jesus is referred to as THAT Lord (from Joel 2:32) in Romans 10:9,13. Therefore, Jesus is Jehovah God (YHVH). Romans 10:9 explicitly states that confessing Jesus as Lord is essential to Salvation. What Lord? the same Lord found in Joel 2:32. Thus confessing Jesus as Jehovah God is essential to salvation. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6) There are many gods and many lords as you stated. But the bible says that unto US there is ONE GOD and ONE LORD. God Bless!
  15. The context IS indeed a clear indication that Lord refers to none other than Jehovah God (YHWH). In Romans 10:13, Paul even quotes from the Old Testament (Joel 2:32) where the title LORD is used in all caps. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: (Joel 2:32a) For this reason, the word "kyrios" would be equivalent to the Septuagint's Hebrew name of God. Now take a look at that passage in its context: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:9-13) It is very clear that the word Lord used in Romans 10:9 and 13 have the same meaning. Paul cites the Old Testament in Romans 10:13; therefore the word "Lord" has the same meaning as in Joel 2:32. Joel 2:32's usage of the word LORD is the Hebrew name of God. Thus, the word Lord in Romans 10:9 and 13 is a title of Deity. God Bless!
  16. The answer to your question is found several times within this thread. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10) The title of Lord is a title of Deity! How do we know this? But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:6) This verse states clearly that the ONE LORD is Jesus Christ, and yet we find that the ONE LORD is also God the Father. And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: (Mark 12:29) Jesus is citing the Shema found in Deuteronomy 6:4, and is referring to God His Father as the ONE LORD. 1 Corinthians 8:6 also clearly states that the ONE GOD is God the Father. However, we find that Jesus Christ is the ONE GOD in Titus 2:13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (Titus 2:13) There are no contradictions found in scripture. Both LORD and GOD are equal descriptions of Deity in the Jewish religious context. Confessing Jesus as Lord from the heart is confessing Him as God (Deity). He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! God Bless!
  17. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:24) The phrase "I am" occurs 24 times in the Gospel of John alone. Out of the 24 times, it is used with a predicate 17 times. Out of the 24 times it is used, it is used 7 times without a predicate; this is referred to as an "absolute" in New Testament grammar. These absolutes are found in Jn.8:24,28; 8:58; 13:19; 18:5,6,8. John 8:24 uses the predicate absolute "I am" (ego eimi) which is equivalent to the LXX's rendering of the "I AM" used in Exodus 3:14a... ("And God said unto Moses, I AM [ego eimi] THAT I AM [ho on] : and he said , Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM [ho on] hath sent me unto you.") In short, Jesus said that if you do not believe that He is I AM (Yahweh God), you will die in your sins. God Bless!
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  19. Camping is truly "off his rocker" because the Word of God clearly teaches us that no one knows the date of Jesus' return. If Camping could figure it out using mathematical equations then he would therefore "know" thus making Jesus wrong. Camping has failed in his predictions many times in the past and it's obvious that he will do so again. Jesus does not want us to pack our bags now, He wants us to keep busy until He comes. God Bless!
  20. I am thankful to have the time to respond to this thread so I will say all that I have to say. From the outset, I want to comment on what this member had stated regarding "Unprofitable servants". For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 25:29,30) That said, I want to thank everyone for their responses as it is much appreciated. I quoted MacArthur to draw some responses from others. MacArthur is often misunderstood and wrong conclusions are usually drawn from misinterpreting his commentaries. What I quoted was a truncated portion which is why I can see why it elicited the responses on this thread. Judging from the responses on this thread, there seems to be a misunderstanding of the word slave and how it is understood. The word /doulos/ does mean slave. That said, there is the questions of 1) what we mean by the word "slave" and what the Greeks meant, and 2) what difference that makes for our understanding of scripture. American slavery was unique in many ways in its racial aspects in particular, and while it has never been a desirable thing to be a slave, I think it is fair to say that the word and the idea in our contemporary American understanding of it means something far more egregious in its status and offensive in its nature than was true in antiquity. Paul says at 1st Corinthians "Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so" (NIV). Note that the KJV has "servant" here, and I doubt if many over the years in reading this verse were under any illusions that the verse is talking about compulsory servitude. As to my second point, the quotation used of John 15:15 is right on the mark. The fact that Jesus calls us His friends cannot be overlooked. Paul calls himself a "slave of Christ", and I think it is appropriate to point out that this does suggest his total commitment to the will of God and the service of Jesus Christ. But we know that there is an element of free will involved in this. Paul was not compelled to "work harder than all of [the other apostles]" (1Cor.15:10), not, at any rate, to the point of having no choice in the matter, but he did so anyway of his own volition. So while he counted himself a slave, his labor was a function of his free will response to the Lord in love. Jesus is our Lord and our God, and we owe Him absolutely everything. He created us, He became a man for us, He went to the cross for us, He faced the continual burning in Calvary's darkness and died for our sins, He led us to salvation, and He will resurrect us and reward us when the time comes. We certainly /ought/ to give Him all our obedience -- to an even greater degree than any slave would do under the most severe compulsion -- and we ought to do so with a song in our heart. We fall short in many ways, of course, but if we look at these things aright, in time we will come to put what Jesus' wants us to do before everything else (at least more often and more consistently as we grow). All that, however, has to come from inside of us, from the love for Jesus that grows (or should grow) every day. Slaves are beaten when they don't respond; we have been given a marvelous opportunity by being left here on earth after salvation; whether or not we make proper use of it is a matter of our choosing. If we misunderstand the biblical meaning of the word slave, then we draw false conclusions. Such as: "if I am a slave, then if I do not obey, am I lost?", or "if I am a slave, well, I guess I /have/ to do whatever it is I'm reluctant to do". The problem with the first false conclusion is that it wrongly suggests we are somehow in danger of losing our salvation, that the standard is different from what it really is, namely, faith in Christ (not slavish obedience to whatever we find difficult to do. In fact, of course, He loves us so much He died for us, and we are saved not by works but by grace through faith. That is also how we advance. In my reading of the New Testament, there are all manner of dire warnings to keep us from sin for our own good, but when it comes to spiritual advance, the positive is almost always emphasized. In MacArthur's example, "serve two masters", the whole point is to teach us /not/ to serve/be enslaved to money (rather than to describe the manner in which we ought to serve our Lord). We ought to want to serve Him in a absolutely obedient way which would be no different from if we were enslaved, but this "slavery" is obviously voluntary -- to judge from nothing else than that so few Christians come anywhere near that sort of standard. I hope this clarifies what was misunderstood in the initial post. God Bless!
  21. I have read a commentary by John MacArthur that brings new light to how the word "servant" is used in many translations of the bible. After reading it, we should ask ourselves this question: Are we servants of the Lord Jesus, or slaves? Here is the commentary: This is not salvation by works, but rather how a true child of God should live his/her life. If you are serving self or sin then you are a servant of sin, and the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. I hope this read will increase your walk with the Lord and to be the slave He has called you to be. God Bless!

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