Christian Life

  • Jcbu undercover on Genesis 41:43
    God bless everyone had a dream myself last night.Do not know if it means anything or not.There was a very young mother bear she attacked me! After a struggle for my life. I defeated her.Then thier where about 10 to 12 baby bear cubs wailing for their young mother so I thought bears do not have that many cubs there must be more mothers here.What am I to do with these babys?When awakening I remembered this place out of town that takes care of animals The bear man of Emo Ontario is this a sign that we should speak togeather?
  • Becoming a Christian - in Reply
    The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" ( John 3:16).

    Jesus said, I came that they may have life and have it abundantly ( John 10:10)

    We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls "sin." The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" ( Romans 3:23).

    The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God ( Romans 6:23).

    What's the good news?

    Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever.

    God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" ( Romans 5:8)

    But it didn't end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!

    Christ died for our sins. He was buried. He was raised on the 3rd day, according to the Scriptures" ( 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

    Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me" ( John 14:6)

    We can't earn salvation; we are saved by God's grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is admit you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins-that's called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

    Dear God,

    I know I'm a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

    Did you pray this prayer? Your name is written in the Book of Life. Revelation 3:5

    Pray to receive the Holy Spirit as your Teacher.

    Write down this date.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 14:30
    Hello,

    1. Yes I believe in some ways our faith may be considered more complicated because they being with Jesus " physically " John 3:12, John 14:11, yet scripture says : 2 Chronicles 20:20, we have so many accumulated testimonies, prophecy fulfilled, the written WORD of GOD from many generations past in many ways we have all that to help build upon our faith. Then we have personal experiences & witness of miraculous events in our present days & years. I believe it's powerful to see the biblical text, New & Old Tstm & imagine the future with the stacked testimonies & understanding time accumulates more information. When the days of tribulation come the stacked accounts with all scripture will be that much bigger. GOD is amazing. I realized the other day the wealth of faith building information at our reach. I told a young man, "Yes, these days are difficult but we have so much to draw from". & GOD in HIS infinite wisdom gives each generation what they need. Romans 10:17, John 20:29,

    2. Luke 23:43, I guess it applies to today to yes prove "nothing is impossible with GOD" Luke 1:37, & possibly to encourage us that it's not too late to repent, in dying moment.

    Next. (?) Interesting observation. Matthew 4:12, Matthew 23:37, GOD gives people many chances to do good. Mark 6:20, Mark 6:19-31, read though, Mark 6:32-46, did Jesus even take time to mourn? It seems HE went to take a moment, yet compassion moved HIM to minister.

    At 1st read I had thought you asked about Peter & Paul comparison of Peter released & Paul was not, also same "(charges) Acts 12:5-17, Acts 21:30-40, - Acts 22, - Acts 23, - Acts 24, - Acts 25, - Acts 26, - Acts 27,-, Acts 28,

    My emotion would want to say "all chains are evil" however Mark 5:3-20, Jude 1:6, 2 Peter 2:4,

    GOD uses all for good , Psalms 105:17-25, Romans 8:28-30, while Paul was in prison he wrote letters that became an important part of our HOLY Bible today.

    3. James 1:5-8,

    Hope this helps
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    I want to learn
  • Glenn
    I just wanted to thank all for the time and effort put forth on this site. For I surly can say I by far , am a student, an old man !!!! I enjoy everyone's comments , an the shall I dare say " competitive Banter " !!!! I've never been one to be aggressive or angry,.. for the word of God is always growing an can never be totally learned by anyone of us , we are to ask , an to seek , from him , not a flesh body know it all ,.. most important , then we are to pause, meditate, an try to understand,.. an hey , sometimes, I don't know, an I just keep trying,.. I am simply a Christian, an I really do not know how others teach in there churches,.. nor would I judge,.. I believe totally in that book of James , if anyone lacks for knowledge, let them ask ,.. an please, remember, on that great white throne judgement day , it starts with the teachers , preachers , an the ones who claim to be,.. so please be very careful, God dose not like those , who teach his children falsely, not only will you be accountable for your sins , but for all of those you taught,.. an that my fens , is a very big mess

    Peace
  • Tina - in Reply
    That's so very true
  • Tina - in Reply
    Its fine I'm replying
  • Gigi - in Reply
    Donna

    Hmmm interesting...

    I hope you will get some good replies.

    To me it sounds like h wishes to be spared hell by grace but does not know or love Jesus much or else He would say "I am saved by Jesus."

    So, my suggestion is for you to speak about the

    Way Jesus has bestowed blessings to you and answers prayers and how the Spirit strengthens you to resist sin and make you more and more like Jesus.you can speak about how much you look forward to heaven because you will see and talk and live in perfect holy relationship with Him.

    Perhaps doing this will hel him to understand tha salvation isn't just about escaping God's judgment in hell, but it s primarily about Jesus, the one we worship and know.

    Some people worship the idea of Grace or salvation in place of worshipping God in Christ.
  • Paul Akinwamide on Ezekiel 24
    Thank you for Sharing the deeper revelation of God's word.
  • Gigi again - in Reply
    Oops Peterson

    God is wholly Other than us. Theologically this is termed God's Transcendence. The bible speaks of this as God as being High and Lifted up.

    Another theological term is that God is unfathomable- that we cannot know all there is to know about Him or have full understanding of his mind, knowledge, or workings.

    God speaking to Job speaks to this.

    Another theological term used is that God's ways and wisdom are unsearchle- beyond our ability to comprehend or reason.

    Yet, God's plan from before Creation was for us to know He exists through creation

    Romans 1 says this and to know him personally as He reveals Himself-as He did with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac , Jacob, Moses, and the prophets or in the history of the Israelites.

    On top of that, God wants us to be restored to Him, rescue us from sin by knowing Jesus

    And live in us by the Holy Spirit. And-on top of that He wants us to know Hebus powerful and will resurrect us bodily and He will bring us to dwell with Him in a place of perfection forever.

    Amazing!

    God did not want there to be a gulf between us due to His Transcendence. He wanted to bridge that gulf in His Son and to do that was done by the Son incarnating in human flesh to be human like us while still being God.

    Amazing.

    Even in eternity we will not figure all of God out. But we will know Him in perfect relationship desire the vast difference between God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Yet the Son incarnated in Flesh

    Will be our Savior forever and we will be children of God forever.

    I am always humbled by the way God condescended to interact with us and love us.

    So thankful!
  • Sheila on Psalms 128
    It's more than 66 books in Bible, need to get "Holy Scriptures" book with "Jasper & Tobit" and more.
  • Gigi - in Reply on Isaiah 40
    Hello Peterson,

    Yes

    Many people that the gap between God and man is very slight. But Scripture presents God as wholly other than msnk
  • Chris - in Reply on John 20
    I believe so, Stuart. When we die, our flesh breaks down entirely, returning to the earth. We lose everything: our bodily weaknesses, piercings, even tatoos. But in the resurrection, we will be given new glorified bodies, fit for Heaven, when even the desire for tatoos or the pleasures of this Earth, won't be in our hearts. This is a part of the blessed expectation of all who are found in Christ Jesus, those who are redeemed from sin & Satan's hold, by faith in Jesus' Sacrifice for them.
  • Peterson on Isaiah 40
    The meaning of the is no searching of his understanding
  • Mark on Matthew 14:30
    My questionis three (3)fold:

    It's was known as far back as the time of Moses that men indulged in witchcraft and magic on accounts of Moses records with Ramses magicians and the serpents..

    Matthew 14: 27-33 records the events with Jesus and Peter walking on the water and having doubts Jesus had to save Peter..They thought he was a spirit!

    Fast forward to Jesus miracles after that..Feeding the poor with five(5) loaves and a few fish, healing the sick, some by just touching his garments, raising the dead, turning water to wine and most likely many more not recorded..

    Yet at his crucifixion they lost faith denying him publicly? They was with Jesus physically..We have to accept Jesus by faith!

    1.Does that make our commitment to follow and accept Jesus in this modern era less or more complicated?

    2. Scriptures states that Jesus granted the thief being crucified with him Eternal life before he, Jesus died and was resurrected? Anything is possible with God

    But why is that an example for us today?

    2. God opened the jail for Peter but allowed John the Baptist to remain in prison.. Basically for the same crimes! Being a voice against evil men..

    3. What's the rational or logic between the two events?
  • Stuart Haynes on John 20
    So I guess that upon our death. If we had Tatoos, they will be removed ?
  • Donna - in Reply
    My ex husband (He left me for greener pastures) worked at a winery so this is a question that we also explored. He said that the wine was different back then and you would have to drink a lot of it and I mean a lot to get drunk. I did not say you could not get drunk off of it I said it was more like juice it wasn't strong and potent like today. And I also said I could be totally wrong but I believe it's noteworthy. I once questioned these things too. I remember my ex-husband telling me some thing about something having to do with yeast but I can't really remember now. So I am thinking that maybe it wasn't as fermented as the stuff that we have now. I prefer not to drink or use marijuana. I actually want to be sober minded I like it better. But that's because I'm free now. :-).
  • Donna
    My brother literally believes that he is saved by grace keyword being Grace. That's fine but he has bad fruit. And I do believe that we can look at fruit and B fruit checkers and that's how we're going to know people. Because the Bible says we will know them by their fruits. Things that I will not, cannot, mention here. And certainly cannot do with Jesus. The things he is doing are destroying his life. And his family relationships. He is not having life more abundantly. It's like having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. Because his mouth speaks of this wonderful grace but his life is full of Dead Man's Bones it stinks and it's broken and it leaves destruction in its path wherever it goes.What can I say to him? His sin has ruined his life. That is not gods grace. How can he get free? He won't listen to me because he's so hung up on his grace salvation. He says you don't have to do anything to be saved not even giving up your sin. But I say if you're saved by grace in which I truly believe in he won't want to sin any more. God will be able to deal with you about your sin and convict you. Not condemn you that's the devil who does that. Does anybody have any thing helpful to say? Maybe some scripture? About why he is saved by grace but his life is so full of willful sin that has him bound and is leaving wreckage everywhere? He has been this way ever since he first believed 20 years or so ago ago. How can he get free?
  • Joe Rak
    What changes of going to heven ? How Do we know for sure if we are saved ?
  • Free
    Dear God, Father in Heaven, You who have created Heaven and Earth. And all things and life forms, and the Spiritual. Lord and Master of the Lords. Nothing can change Your Will for what you have decided is right.

    No one can compare with You Lord, You are omniscient Divine God. Who knows All things. Nothing is hidden from You Master. Now i pray for all who are struggling and carrying heavy burdens, come to them You Jesus Christ and give salvation in this moment!

    Now i also thank all Your children, who never stop pointing to the Way of Light. Let no one pass by the Light of Jesus Christ, who You Are. You Jesus Christ Is the Light of the world. Their love is also eternal.

    Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for strengthening us all to the knowledge of truth and eternal hope of God in You, Jesus Christ. Never let my song for You stop. You are with me all the days of my life and afterwards i will live with You where You are King. Love You forever. If i have forgotten anything in the exaltation of You Lord, look to me that i am a man and a child. For all human wisdom is foolishness to our God. And i bow to that. Amen.
  • Jacqueline Bell on 1 Peter 5
    Ok love being able to go and see the discussion
  • Jesse - in Reply
    Donna,

    You are correct about the wine being more like grape juice if we were to compare it with the wine we have today. If they sold the same wine today, I honestly don't think anyone would buy it because the alcohol content would be too low for today's wine drinker.

    The question that comes up from time to time is if this is fermented wine that John is talking about in Chapter 2. First of all, the word for wine always indicates the fruit from the vine. The custom in those days, because of the bad water, was to drink wine that has been diluted with water. Sometimes it's as much as nine parts water, one part wine, just to bring down the alcohol level.

    So their wine would be nothing like the wine we have today. Their alcohol level in their drinks was much lower than ours. So people say, "Why did Jesus create wine so that people could get drunk?"

    Well, it doesn't say that He did. But they did say that it was the best wine that they had, the proof of the miracle. This wine was being consumed at the wedding feast according to John Chapter 2. Sometimes this feast could last a week long, celebrating day and night for an entire week. It says in John 2:10 that "men have well drunk." It doesn't say they were drunk, but have well drunk, meaning they have probably been drinking non-stop for a few days now.

    But like you say, the wine they had was way different to what we have today. If someone today were to drink the wine they had back then, I think it would be fair to say that they would compare it to grape juice. Can you imagine drinking today's wine non-stop for a few days. That would probably kill a person from alcohol poisoning!
  • Donna - in Reply
    Also, weed and wine were way different back in the Bible times. Wine was more like grape juice and I've never been much of a weed fan but when I was young I believe it was super bunk compared to the strong strong versions of today. I could be wrong and you could correct me that would be fine.
  • Adam - in Reply
    The Bible refutes that theory.
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    who writes in the answers to our questons denomination
  • Gigi - in Reply
    God told Noah that the plant were for food and healing. So I think using cannibus for medical ailments is good just like using alcohol to calm an upset stomach as Paul told Timothy to do. I don't believe God want us to be drunk

    Or high , however, as we are urged by Paul to be sober-minded. I also do not think that our lungs were mad to inhale substances other than fresh air and tobacco and other inhaled substances damage the lungs.

    Therefore, I think cannibus should not be smoked, but taken by mouth.

    There are some medical problems that it helps, but other substances may help better than cannibus. One should research and consult their doctor when treating medical

    Problems.
  • Gary
    Just wondering is cannabis of evil or good
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 3
    Hi Dawn. No, you won't find any evidence of such advanced medical procedures in the Bible. People in those days who suffered organ failure would have just grown increasingly weak in body until death overtook them. They probably didn't even know what was causing their sickness & prolonged suffering. However, there were very elementary practises of alleviating medical problems, by using natural methods or whatever special foods or plants that were proven useful. We understand that Luke, a doctor ( Colossians 4:14) tended to give a little more emphasis on the medical side of situations, in his Gospel & Acts. But if one asked whether it was morally or biblically correct for a Christian to have an organ transplant, then one would have to be convinced in his/her own heart about the matter. Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with it, understanding that God has given man that ability to progress in the medical field for the general health & enjoyment of life of so many. How far man goes on with that knowledge (i.e. intruding into or altering God's Design), would be very wrong & he will have to give account of his actions one day.
  • Kent Bass - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 3
    Hi Dawn, Don't forget the entire premise of US being grafted into the BODY of the messiah. Also we receive his blood for the remission of our sins. God Bless.
  • Victor Bravo on Job 5
    Hi

    does anybody know of a book that is a chapter by chapter, interpretation of the Book of Job

    and [ I think??] was written by a guy named "O'Neal" ?? (not "Shaq")

    Thank you

    Victor J. Bravo


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