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  1. Dear all, Please forgive me my wrong and i apologise. There's a lesson for me, i will be more careful. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  2. thanks for your inputs, people. i for one am not willing to interpret the words of the Lord as gray, they are either white or black, there is no in between. When the Lord expressly says don't judge, that's the end of the story, don't judge. If you think some people need rebuking, have you considered rebuking yourself for thinking others need rebuking? Remember when they brought Him the lady who was caught in the action, as they said, and what did Christ do? He said the one who has no sin may begin. What does that teach us????? i am a sinner, i say for myself, i cannot judge anyone, i won't even judge myself, recalling Paul, he said the same, he wouldn't even judge himself. Please, be kind to yourselves, do not judge, do not gossip, do not be jealous, be kind and forgiving. It pains me to death to read the sort of topics people post here, which has got nothing to do with Independent Fundamental Baptist Christian believers. i may not return here after this, it's too much, it's too far from Christ, i'd rather stay in my room, take my bible in hand and read more and study more than come here and have my mind blown away. i came here to learn to be and live a better Christian life. i can't find that here, so, i'll take my leave from you, humbly. May the Lord Jesus Christ guide us all to the right Christian path, to live as a true Christian. Totoo
  3. You yourself quoted this, i have nothing more to say on that. Bless your heart, Totoo As for rebuking, that is a different subject and not related to judging people.
  4. Are you quite sure about that? is that in the Bible??????
  5. PS: In addition to that, do you not recall the two commandments Jesus Christ gave us? The first one is of course 'Love the Lord your God with all your might, . . .' The second one is 'Love your neighbour like yourself.' I cannot understand why a true Christian would take arms against anyone, when Jesus says, love your enemy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Dear All, Greetings, thanks and bless you. We are Christians here, whatever we say, whatever we do, whatsoever comes out of us, others watching us will judge Christianity, not us! i consider myself a Christian and an international citizen, a citizen of the world. The whole world belong to Christ and i am a tiny part of that world, not Persian, nor nothing else, i strongly believe Christians should all be citizens of the world, first and foremost, although due to social circumstances we need to follow the rules and regulations of the place we live in. i also wish we would stop sharing non-Christian posts here, i wish the moderators and administrators who work very hard to keep this wonderful website up and running so well would filter and block posts that are anti-Christ in nature and do no good but hurt. i have been unable to reach this awesome website for long enough, now that i'm able to reach it, i get puzzled at the posts and messages. Are we here to improve our Christian life or make it go away? i come here with high hopes and i wish i did not! Bless your hearts, Totoo
  7. YES! This is wrong in so many ways that i won't bother to explain. i sincerely hope you would bring this topic down if you can, remove it or if you can't, ask the administrators to do so. It is plainly in contrast with everything the Bible teaches. Do not forget, 'Thou shalt not kill'. Take this and apply it and that would be enough for you to understand, if you did not or have not yet, it is un-Christian. i will pray for you and your soul. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  8. Dear all, Greetings and many thanks for your time and care. Please consider this a No! No! and stop judging people. We have no right to do so, and we are blind, honestly, truly, we are blind. What do i know about you except that you show me, and how can i believe and trust my own eyes? It's so easy to judge people and we often do, including myself, but then as soon as i realise i am judging someone i repent and start rebuking myself of having done so. There is no good in this but we may fall in snares and we be judged, which is not desirable at all. When you go to the church or wherever you go, you see many people, do you see them as God sees them? Can you be sure of what someone is from what they wear and look? Don't we know that God loves all, even the sinners! and aren't we all sinners??? Love one another, stop judging others, love them and pray for them. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  9. Thank you all, i came up with the following, please let me know what you think: We all have desires, either to possess something or to get away from something else. For instance, we all desire to enjoy the pleasures of the world. And we all desire to escape pain and sorrows. Christianity is to enjoy pleasures eternally. Non-Christianity is to enjoy the pains and sorrows eternally. Jesus Christ came from Heaven down to earth to save whoever trusted on him and believed in him as their Saviour. Jesus Christ gifted His life for us on the cross to pay for our wrong doings and to save us from eternal damnation. Jesus Christ is the only key to salvation and eternal pleasures. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless your hearts and save you, too. Totoo
  10. i asked the same question on a search engine and i found this page: https://activechristianity.org/11-reasons-why-being-a-christian-is-totally-worth-it#:~:text= 11 reasons why being a Christian is,you from yourself.. Every day%2C the... More 1. All your sins are instantly forgiven. Part of becoming a Christian is that you must confess your sins to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. See 1 John 1:9. If you have sinned against other people, you must put that right as well. The quicker you do it, the better. To be forgiven is a great joy and relief! You do not need to continue bearing a burden of guilt for your past sins, no matter how great or small. There is tremendous joy in knowing that you have put your affairs right before God and man. With forgiveness we are actually released from eternal perdition and are reconciled with God Himself! 2. You get help to stop consciously sinning altogether! Even better news is that our salvation doesn’t stop at forgiveness. In fact, as a Christian you get help so that you don’t have to sin consciously, ever again. Forgiveness is an enormous gift, but how much greater to get help from Jesus in the time of temptation, before you fall in sin. You really can be free from sin! See Hebrews 2:18 and Hebrews 4:15-16. 3. The Holy Spirit starts to teach you and free you from yourself. Every day, the Spirit wants to show you more of your own sinful human nature: stubbornness, arrogance, demands on others, envy, laziness, etc. See John 16:13. These things run deep in our nature. The Spirit teaches us to deny ourselves in these areas (and more) and take up our cross every day, just like Jesus said. As these things begin to die, gradually the virtues of Christ begin to grow and take their place. What a blessing to not be controlled by our lusts anymore! These virtues are part of the divine nature, eternal life, which has been promised to us! (2 Peter 1: 2-8) 4. You have peace and joy that nothing can take away. As you live this overcoming life, you will have peace in your heart—peace from Jesus Himself. Nobody and nothing can take it away from you! Scriptures like Romans 8:28 and Psalm 23:1 can help you—right when life is pressing you from all sides. You know that God is in control! He guides every detail of your life with precision and you can have perfect confidence in His care. 5. Jesus is your mighty Helper and Friend! Jesus knows what it’s like to have a human nature and be tempted by it—and He was the first to overcome, every single time. He can help you do the same thing. See Hebrews 2:18 and Hebrews 4:15-16. He is standing by your side, ready to help. You, too, can overcome in every temptation you meet! You can cast all your cares on Him. The more you open your heart to Him, with whatever you’re experiencing in the moment, the closer your relationship will become. He has promised to never leave you or forsake you. 6. Your earthly and material needs will be taken care of. The Scriptures promise every disciple that their earthly needs will be met. See Matthew 6:31-33. Does this mean you should quit your job to read your Bible all day? No. Neither is it a guarantee that you will live in luxury. But it does mean that you will always have enough. You should not—and do not need to—be anxious about your earthly needs ever again. 7. Your life will become stable. Believing in God and in the Scriptures will make you a stable, grounded person. See Ephesians 4:14. You won’t be knocked off balance by emotional circumstances, strong people or the latest social media buzz. You will learn to not be a pushover. You will learn to go through difficult situations, rather than avoiding them or finding an easy way out. People will respect you more, and you’ll respect yourself more. 8. You will always have something to do. As a Christian, boredom is a thing of the past. See Ephesians 2:10. Your mission, every day, is to find God’s will in your everyday life. The Bible is your handbook, and it’s full of instructions. But you have to read it and start applying it. A simple place to start is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, for example. When you do this, you will find that you always have something to work on. You will also discover that your mission is to bring joy and blessing to the people around you! This is a life worth getting out of bed for! 9. You will have meaningful relationships. You won’t be alone in this school! (1 John 1:7) Being a Christian in this dark world can feel lonely at times. But there is a fire blazing brightly where disciples gather to be strengthened in their mutual training. Seek this fire, and seek fellowship with disciples. You will find comfort and strength, and be challenged to live even more fervently for God. These will be the most meaningful relationships of your life. 10. You will be a light in this world. As evil takes greater hold on this world, things just keep getting darker and darker. But the power in us through the Holy Spirit is greater than any evil in this world. See 1 John 4:4, John 16:33 and 1 John 5:4. Yes! You can be a light to those around you, rather than being dragged down by the sins of our time. Don’t be dismayed by what you see, either within yourself or in the world. Jesus said, “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” 11. You will rule in the world to come. The Christian life is one of intense training. It requires giving up everything, not just at the beginning, but again and again as the Holy Spirit leads you against your own sinful nature. But in the world to come, we will rule and reign with Jesus for all eternity. See Revelation 3:21. The end of your earthly life will become a gateway into the glory that God was preparing you for all along. You will step through the door—and into the commencement of real life. This is your calling! If i were not a Christian and read that page, i would not convert! i want better replies, please. Seriously, these reasons would not have satisfied me myself, let alone the worldly people around me. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  11. That is not what the Lord Jesus Christ teaches us. We are to bring Christianity to the whole world. i often wondered why of all places in the world i should come to live and stay here, i guess now i know. My difficulty is, the people around me only believe in money and wealth, they don't feel the need for Christ. Hence i ask you kind people to help me out so i can reach out and help out as much as i possibly can. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  12. Well, dear friend, Take a deep breath, and read what i said again. Jesus asks that man, 'Wilt thou be made whole?' Why? Didn't he know the answer already? Of course he did. He asked him that question so that the poor old chap would look up to Him and get saved by His grace. All i'm trying to say is, the passages in the Bible are mostly symbolic, one has to decode them and find where in the context they may fit it. For instance, i find myself to be the poor old chap who needs to be saved by Jesus Christ, and had i looked at Him earlier, i would be been saved earlier, but thanks to the Lord that i feel saved now, a whole long time later than i was called, but i feel saved now after all. Another example may be the nation of Israel, mentioned many many times in the Holy Bible, i am Israel, i sin against the Lord, i commit all sorts of errors in my life, i am a sinner and i look upon Jesus Christ to be saved. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  13. Of course, but what if someone asked you this question before there was a Bible? What if they say, i don't believe this is the Book of God or anything else, what if they simply can't trust the book, as we don't believe every book we read. Why don't i believe the Quran??? a Billion believe it to be a holy book, too!
  14. Thanks a lot, dear friend. Bless your heart. Totoo
  15. Greetings, all, If someone asked you: Why should you become a Christian? What would you reply in answer so that you make sure they become a Christian? i look forward to your kind replies. By the way, keep in mind that the person asking you this might be an atheist, a wealthy person, someone who doesn't need to worry about worldly matter, or quite the opposite, a poor chap, someone alone and abandoned, in prison! Thank you so much for your kind time and care and precious time. It means a lot to me. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless your hearts, Totoo
  16. My dear friend, You may have missed the whole point of what i said in the beginning. i apologise if what i said is not clear enough. Allow me to spell it out for you. LOOK AT JESUS IN ALL TIMES. Do not allow other things, other stories, other testimonies, other whatnots get in between. It doesn't matter if someone can heal someone by some magic or whatnot. It doesn't matter if someone is saved by the internet or not. We need to keep our focus and attention, our eyes at Jesus Christ. That's all. In all you do, see Jesus. May the Lord bless your hearts, and mine Totoo
  17. That's also possible, thanks for sharing. Bless your good hearts, Totoo
  18. And Jesus Christ proved, by His kind healing of the man, that they needed Him, not the pool, see?
  19. Greetings, all, Thank you for your kind attention and care and precious time. Why do you think Jesus Christ asks us whether we would like to be made whole? It may be simply because we are not looking at Him and our attention is on other things, such as the movement of the water upon the pool! To make myself more clear, if you want, when the Lord asks the man with infirmity lying there beside the pool, which was supposed to heal the sick when it was troubled, He asked him not waiting for a reply, not seeking an answer, but He wanted the poor chap to look up at Him and be saved. We, likewise, need to keep our attention and sight at Jesus, if we want to be saved, simple. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  20. Greetings, all, Thank you for your kind attention and time and care. Just like Bartimaeus (Mark: 10: 46 - 52) who was a blind beggar and sought Jesus to have mercy on him, i was blind and begged Jesus to have mercy on me and make me whole through my faith. Unfortunately we might think we can see, while we are truly blind. The blind symbolism is time and again used in the Good Book, none of them, in my humble opinion, refer to the blindness of the sight necessarily, but to the blindness of the soul. Another instance is Paul himself when he got saved, he was blinded for three days before he was fully restored. i just want to say, watch out and be careful, dear friends, not to get blinded by the world with her dazzling features, stay alert, be aware, cling to Jesus Christ as Bartimaeus did. Bless your hearts, Have a beautiful day, Totoo
  21. PS: In other words, one might say, if you need to ask: Is it OK? I'd suggest, don't even ask, it's not OK!
  22. Greetings, all, Thank you for your kind care and time, There are times when i doubt whether watching, seeing, reading, listening, eating, drinking and doing something is alright for me as a Christian. Well, if i stop to think, i'll soon find out that whatever is for God and is holy, should be fine. If i feel bad about doing something, then i just shouldn't do it. If i feel guilty about something, i should repent and turn from it and abandon it. If there is something that shows unkindness to others, naturally it goes against Christianity, as we believe one must love others as one loves themself. To post a topic here to attract attention for the sake of attracting attention, is that a good idea? i try to only post topics that i feel i really need to tell or ask for advice. As a Christian, a true true Christian, in my humble most humble opinion, i believe, we need to spend more time with the Lord rather than talking about the news of the world and asking questions that lead us nowhere but away from the Lord. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  23. Greetings, all, Thanks for your time and attention. i have often had this conflict within me and at times given up hope for spending time praying thinking that since God knows all, past, present and future, what's the point in praying! So i gave it up! Till recently that i came to the understanding that praying doesn't necessarily mean asking God to do this or that for us, as if He were someone to take our orders, God forbid, or to give us this or that. Prayers are times spent with the Lord to create an intimate relationship between us and the Lord, if not more than that. i suppose it's an opportunity we give ourselves to talk with the Lord as a friend, as a confidant, and thus deepen our friendship with Him. i am still in the process of learning to pray and speak with the Lord, so, if you could share your ideas about prayers and praying, i would be most grateful. i know it's best to get into the habit of praying at a certain time, at a certain place, and regularly, and it's also best to start the day with the Lord and get to learn the mind of the Lord, His plans for us early in the morning and carry on our lives having filled our heart and soul with that wisdom. Thank you for your time and attention, again. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  24. Dear Jim, I'd like to thank you so much for your kindness, your precious time and care. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you all, Totoo
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