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  • S Spencer. - in Reply
    Brother Dan.

    Part 3.

    Romans 2:24-29.

    Verse 25. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Do you see the Dilemma if you take the verse the way you understood it? If we are Jews the way you described it and can't keep the law then our circumcision becomes uncircumcision if we deny the grace of God and put our trust in the flesh! We also would be broken off!

    You are attempting to graft into the broken branch rather the olive tree!

    Verse 29. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    This comes at the new birth of the believer and ministered by the Spirit, Not the letter. Its obeying the commandment written on our heart not the letter written on stone. And this comes after Salvation Not to obtain Salvation.

    Galatians 5:1-6.

    There is the groups mentioned in scripture and they're all distinct. Jews, Gentiles and the Church of God.

    1 Corinthians 10:32. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

    God bless.
  • S Spencer. - in Reply
    Brother Dan.

    Part 2.

    Romans 11:10-32.

    There is a lot here in this portion of scripture, for one you will see there is two groups here, Us/The Church and Israel.

    Take notice of what we are being grafted into! Is it Israel? No, Israel is a branch broken off because of unbelief.

    You see the concept in John and Mathews. I am the vine true/genuine vine in John 15:1-12. and Mathews 7:13-23. opposed to Israel in Jeremiah 2:21.

    Notice Romans 11:25

    For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

    Again, salvation wasn't to come by the law where the Gentiles were foreigners, the law was to show the world they needed a savior that's what God promised Abraham.

    Genesis 22:18.


    Galatians 3:18-29.

    This puts the verse you gave, " Galatians 3:29." in its proper perspective.

    More References:

    Romans 7:4-7.

    Romans 7:8-13.

    2 Corinthians 3:6-11.

    You mentioned Romans 2:29. Let's look at it.

    You should take it from Romans 2:11-29. to put it in its context.

    Romans 2:11-16.

    Notice Paul says, "FOR WHEN THE GENTILES, WHICH HAVE NOT THE LAW, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:" Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

    Even before the law was given, we had light in the world that bared witness of right and wrong! (The law put a death sentence on us. Romans 7:8-10.)


    Romans 2:17-24.

    Context: vs 17. "Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,"

    This portion of scripture seems to label you as a hypocrite and blasphemer when you put your trust in being able to keep the law.

    See verses 24-29 in Part 3.
  • S Spencer. - in Reply
    Hi Brother Dan.

    Part 1 of ?

    Your quote:

    "Whatever Jesus/God spoke to the Israelites are also spoken to us Gentiles, and we are just as accountable to adhere to these commands today. Why? Because those of us in Christ are now Israelites and we were once Gentiles but the grafting process through Jesus Christ has changed us so that we have become Jews inwardly. Paul tells us below we are now of Abrahams seed." End quote.

    your reference scriptures are in Galatians 3:29. and Romans 2:29.

    Let's deal with the grafting in first.

    You would have to go to Romans 10 to put it into perspective.

    Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

    For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

    For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

    For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. Romans 10:1-4.


    Christ is the goal! the Law was given to bring Man to Christ. He said, "I didn't come to patch up an old garment, I came to give you a new garment." (The robe of his righteousness)


    Look here in Romans 11:1-9.

    Notice verses 5-7.

    (Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

    And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise, grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise, work is no more work.

    What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded)

    verses 8-9.

    (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

    And David saith, let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:

    We will come back to stumblingblock.

    see Part 2.
  • Bro dan
    Brother Spencer,

    I'm replying to you here in a new thread as the other thread was getting quite long.

    We are in agreement that it is the Holy Spirit in us that makes it possible for us to live according to God's Commandments. This wonderful Spirit makes the impossible - possible! Amen.

    You continue to state that what was spoken to the Israelites are not applicable to us/Gentiles. The scriptures disagree. Whatever Jesus/God spoke to the Israelites are also spoken to us Gentiles, and we are just as accountable to adhere to these commands today. Why? Because those of us in Christ are now Israelites and we were once Gentiles but the grafting process through Jesus Christ has changed us so that we have become Jews inwardly. Paul tells us below we are now of Abrahams seed.

    Galatians 3:29

    "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

    Paul reaffirms that the Gentiles are now Jews inwardly.

    Romans 2:29

    "But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."

    Per the bible scripture the children of Israel (which Gentiles are after adoption) shall keep God's Commandments including observing the Sabbath throughout their generation for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever.

    Yes, we who are in Christ, are now Jews inwardly, and will want to keep all of God's Commandments, and again, we do so via God's Holy Spirit, not of our own accord. Amen.

    God Bless You!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Romans 2

    Part 3.

    (3) There is a fundamental fact of human history. Humanity was created in the image of God ( Genesis 1:26-27). This does not have reference to the physical features of humankind, for God is not physical ( Matthew 16:17; John 4:24; Luke 24:39); rather, as noted above, it alludes to intangible qualities that were created resident in the spirit of the person. This aspect of human personality is what Paul called conscience. The English word derives from the Greek term, syneidesis, a compound term signifying "to know together." It reflects a common knowledge that human beings share with one another of a sense of religious and moral culpability.

    As one scholar noted: "According to Romans 2:14-15 conscience is innate and universal. It is not the product of environment, training, habit, race impression, or education, though it is influenced by all these factors" (Rehwinkel 1999, 136). The ancient Gentiles, therefore, were not judged by the same rule as the Jews, but they were not void of law and culpability. Elsewhere the matterhas been described in this way:

    [T]he threefold workings of the law, in that the guidance of their heart predisposes them to know the right, the testimony of their conscience bears witness with their heart that the right is preferable, and lastly, after the deed is done, their thoughts or inward reasonings accuse or excuse them according as their act has been wrong or right. These well-known psychological phenomena, observable among the Gentiles, are proof conclusive that they are not without law, with its power and privilege of justification (McGarvey and Pendleton n.d., 313).

    See part 4.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Romans 2

    Part 2.

    The Inward Law

    The ancient Gentiles were not judged by the same rule as the Jews due to the fact that the Hebrews had a written revelation from God (the law of Moses, and eventually the completed body of the Old Testament Scriptures), while the other nations did not; the Gentiles, therefore, were evaluated by a more general standard than the Jews. Paul wrote:

    Romans 2:14-16.

    From this text, as well as supplementary data, the following facts can be deduced:

    (1) While the Gentiles did not have a written law (e.g., the law of Moses) certainly on occasions they had communications from Jehovah (cf. Genesis 3:9; 4:6; 6:13ff; 12:1ff, etc.), and divine traditions surely were echoed across the centuries.

    (2) There is something "written within the heart," i.e., in the human psyche, that "by nature" (physis) urges one to do what he perceives to be right and refrain from what he feels to be wrong. It has been defined as the "natural sense of what is right and wrong" (Thayer 1958, 661). This moral sense cannot minutely define right and wrong, but it can initiate some broad and strong inclinations.

    This certainly is evidenced by the fact that Adam and Eve felt guilt after having eaten the forbidden fruit, even before confronted by God ( Genesis 3:7-10). "Condemned by their own consciences, they were ashamed and afraid to meet their benefactor and friend-an inevitable consequence of sin" (Campbell 1958, 32).

    "There is no witness so terrible-no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us" (Sophocles). "Man's conscience is the oracle of God" (Lord Byron).

    See Part 3.
  • S Spencer on Mathew 3:10-11. - in Reply on Deuteronomy 25

    Mathew 3:10-11.

    I would like to add one or two more things that I believe is to be very important. Whether by water baptism or baptism by the Holyspirit, is it evident in your life that spiritual baptism has taken place.

    You will run into 2 major groups engage on this topic. One group is those who believe you are saved by confessing Jesus and keeping the commandments. Some of this group believe you can lose your salvation. This group is bond to a work base religion.

    The other group believes "for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    Even the faith you are being saved through is not your faith! it is a gift of God!

    You have nothing to offer God in terms of salvation! I hold this view.

    True baptism when you "GENUINELY" accept Christ as your savior there is production in your life that begins. You can't produce it or keep it from producing as you feed on the word.

    I will share a few by verses below and hopefully others can expand on them or add to.

    Notice Paul' he didn't have much to say about water baptism, but he had a lot to say about baptism by the Holyspirit.

    Romans 6:4.

    Romans 6:6-8.

    Romans 6:11.

    It does well to study all of Romans 6 to expand a little on "the production' of spiritual baptism.


    you can see a picture of this transition for the Jews drawn out for you by Paul in Romans 7:1-2. Read all.

    Now read Mathew 3:10-11.

    Israel was a natural branch that didn't bear fruit. Jeremiah 2:21. "Nor could it"

    Also read Mathew 21:42-44. and John 15:1-7.

    Now let's get back to our 2 groups.

    You have the 1st group I mentioned that put themselves in bondage as did Israel and despising the truth.

    believing in baptism outwardly but unbaptized inwardly.

    EXAMPLE: Romans 2:25-29.

    The 2nd group

    Philippians 3:3.

    Galatians 3:13.

    John 8:36.

    The outcome.

    1John 2:3.

    1 John 4:21.

    This Love cannot be produced by self.

    God bless.
  • Bro dan - in Reply
    There are multiple ways to prove God exists. Our own human conscience proves that God exists. It is our human nature to know what is right and what is wrong. Even if we don't know God, or don't believe God, it is God in our conscience within each of us to reason right from wrong. How would we know right from wrong if not?

    Here is Paul explaining this in scripture:

    Romans 2:14-15

    For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;

    God Bless.
  • Rick - in Reply on Zechariah 13
    Larry For the wages or payment for sin broken fellowship is death, but the walk bu the spirit is life and peace

    matter what, and there is no respect of persons Romans 2:6-11y
  • Dr. Lyle Lee - in Reply
    Hi Alex; After reading what you wrote I agree that there is a spiritual Israel, the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 2:29 all Christians are circumcised in their hearts and are Jews, meaning all people regardless of color or nationality, male or female, we are now the heirs of the promises of Abraham. Galatians 3:29 However, I do not agree that God has or ever will have a grandson, The Holy Ghost is God in the doctrine of the godhead Colossians 2:9 and all Christians are his children, not his grand children.
  • David
    I am Amazed! The amount of conversation on this web site that focuses on hell and condemnation and what will happen if you don't believe is remarkably opposite of what attracted me to God. I am reminded of Romans 2:3+4

    especially 4 where it is the GOODNESS OF GOD that leads you to repentance which is a change of heart towards the

    one that did the good. I'm aware the Jesus taught about the consequences of unbelief but that was NOT all He talked

    or preached about. He taught of how God is a loving , forgiving, tender merciful, all knowing, graceful, and full of

    peace and life giving. He didn't dwell on the stuff of the enemy, when I've had the privilege of sharing Gods Word

    most of these lost already are in hell [figuratively speaking in their minds the darkness of unbelief] then you love

    them into the truth. 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 remember we plant and water in Love and God gives the increase also

    judge not for thou shalt be judged. I know some one now that BELIEVES if she makes a false move GOD WILL PUNISH

    HER and that's a lie, and she's born again! How can you reach out to others when your in a state of mental terror

    thinking any little error you'll be judged for that's torment not freedom in Christ. That's what others taught her

    is the way it is, somebodies got to be wrong and it isn't my Loving Father and that's the GOOD NEWS of FREEDOM

    BY JESUS CHRIST! First announcement of angels to Shepherds regarding His birth PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL

    TOWARDS MEN THIS IS GODS WILL. Last 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men saved and to come to a knowledge

    of the truth. The word will is Thelema primary objective or desire! The enemies desire is the opposite he doesn't

    need help.
  • Earl Bowman

    In the Old Testament a gentile could become an Israelite by being circumcised in the flesh.

    TODAY a gentile becomes an Israelite by being circumcised in the heart.

    Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly: and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but God.
  • Free - in Reply
    Dear GiGi again. In Jesus Name i have experienced the opposite of what you say, for all eight years.

    If we follow The free will we have, and live in it, is from the dark ones. But its thru He have give us a free will and we NEED to pray " i dont want my free will " take it away dear Jesus! Those ppl who will follow Him need too crucify the flesh. And keep theyr tongue tied, and thoughts as well. We are on our way, and Learning from Him the Holy Spirit.

    Ill promised God I would read the scriptures for as long as I lived, and ill see many hidden meaning in Scripture today. But then That was a real pray after God Fathers hearth! :D And the day come when He open up the Scripture for me. The words was like fire and the letters moved around for a sec or two.

    And no flesh can be saved without Him

    John 15:5

    I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

    Soo those time i go and tell somthing like heavenly to other ppl, they fall short because they do not understand.

    And in that it comes arguing and all kinds of evil. Soo when ill sheer something here in web site. I do understand that some ppl can speculate and may not believe it is true. But i promise u its thru all of it.

    Romans 2:

    4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

    5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

    6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

    7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

    8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

    9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first,

    and further :p In Jesus Name
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} "caught Up" on 1 Thessalonians 4:17
    Part III God's Great GRACE Departure

    B) Distinctions Between GREAT GRACE Departure and Second Coming continued

    The Second 'prophesied' Coming

    Rightly Divided 2 Timothy 2:15 From Things That DIFFER

    God's PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure, According to The Heavenly 'Mystery!'

    1) Immediately After GRACE Has ENDED/ZERO signs!

    CHRIST, As Head Of His Body, The Church, Will Descend From Heaven! Ephesians 1:19-23 Colossians 1:18 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

    2) CHRIST Is Coming With A Shout, With the voice of an archangel, And With The Trump of God! 1 Thessalonians 4:16

    3) JESUS CHRIST, Who Is God, Will Bring With Him, those "asleep In JESUS," who Were With Him In Heaven! 2 Corinthians 5:6,8 Philippians 1:21,23 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

    4) CHRIST Descends With One archangel, Will resurrect those asleep (in 3) First, and Then, we "which are alive and remain (which Is A Mystery)," will be changed/all "incorruptible, And Caught Up together (rapture) to meet The LORD in the air (Not all the way to the earth), in the twinkling of an eye!" 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 1 Corinthians 15:52-53

    5) CHRIST "Gathers His Body To HIMSELF, to Take them To Heaven" (Opposite of earth)... 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 1 Corinthians 15:49 2 Corinthians 12:2 2 Corinthians 5:1,2 Ephesians 1:3,20 Ephesians 2:6 Philippians 3:20 2 Timothy 4:18

    6) ...For The Judgment Seat Of CHRIST, For HIS Heavenly Body, By The Head Himself!... Romans 2:6,16 Romans 14:10-12 1 Corinthians 3:6-11 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 6:20 2 Corinthians 5:10 Ephesians 6:8 Colossians 3:24-25

    to be continued in:

    Part IV God's PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure!
  • David
    Your Freedom Your Will Your Choice

    The one thing that attracted me years ago to the word was the Love of God shown by Jesus Christ, and in

    Romans 2:4 second half its the goodness of God that leadeth thee to repentance[ a change of mind leading to a change

    of heart]. According to 1 Timothy 2:2 Gods will is to have all men saved to be saved and to come to the knowledge of

    the truth. In John 3:16 which is familiar to most if not all of us, God so loved the world that he gave[it was his will to

    save his creation includes all men] his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have

    everlasting life. 17 he that believeth on him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already.

    The reason is stated next because they loved there own deeds or works which were wrong being blinded by Pride

    greed lust literally loved themselves at the expense many times of others lives that's evil. So don't tell me I'm

    doing anything wrong I've got everything I want so why should I change. They loved there deeds and are blinded by

    2 Corinthians 4:4 the god of this world still what you sew is what you reap and they are without excuse. 1 John 2:15+16

    can dim the Glow of Gods light in us if we allow it also be not quick to condemn

    or judge, we at one time were there. We plant and water in Love but Father gives the increase. Jesus Christ spent a lot more time teaching principles of our Fathers love and

    walking with God than the end result of unbelief because Gods desire is to have no one join or taken down by

    His Arch enemy. Weare indeed the preservers or the Salt until we are gathered together. Just some heart
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply on John 21

    Sorry, it took me a while to study your posts. Scripture is clear; the lake of fire is real and it was prepared for Satan and his angels, Matthew 25:41. Those whose name is not in the book of life will be cast into this lake of fire, the second death, this is the death the saints will be spared. According to scripture we all will be judged and our reward will be given, good or bad according to our works Revelation 22:12. Each of us will have different rewards, some lights will be brighter than others, Daniel 12:2-3 and whether in the lake of fire, the punishments may be also judged accordingly.

    My understanding is we do not get a second chance for salvation after this life in this flesh, Hebrews 9:27. We have this, there are evil and good people that live and have lived and those who did not have a chance to hear of the word of God, this may show how they will be judged at the white throne judgment, Romans 2:12-15 (this is my understanding of this), but those who have heard and rejected it, Katy bar the door.

    I must humbly disagree, I am not in the lake of fire, we will be judged with fire, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15. The Bible has symbolic wording but represents real things, people, kingdoms, etc. I am sorry I can't follow interpreting the scriptures by allegorizing all, I feel we turn all scripture into parables.

  • Diane Taylor - in Reply on Job 3
    Hello GiGi, What I meant was that there is only one gospel that can save mankind today, and that is the gospel of grace ( Acts 20:24 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4 That Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day. Appropriated by faith alone apart from the Mosaic law ( Romans 3:20,21) The gospel of grace and doctrines for the body of Christ, the Church, was a secret ( Romans 16:25, Ephesians 3: 1-11) hidden in the mind of God until revealed to the apostle Paul. In other words, between the time God called Abraham and the calling of the apostle Paul, there was no message of salvation to the Gentile world ( Ephesians 2:11,12). The gospel of grace is most clearly defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 " Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. Paul's Gospel: The apostle Paul Holy Spirit inspired of course, repeatedly referred to the gospel of grace as "my gospel"( Romans 2:16, 16:25 Galatians 2:2,7: 2 Timothy 2:8) Paul could say this because the gospel of grace was in fact revealed to Paul alone and he was chosen by the ascended and risen Lord Himself to be the apostle of the Gentiles( Acts 9:15, Romans 11:13) These new revelations came approximately10 years after Pentecost ( Galatians 1:1,11-12;17) All mankind during the age of grace will be judged according to Paul's gospel. " In the day that God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel" Romans 2:16 Paul warned mankind twice in Galatians, anyone that preached any other gospel then what was revealed to him by the ascended Lord Himself will be cursed " Please read Galatians 1: 8-9 KJV
  • Ronald L Whittemore - in Reply

    From the first Adam, all have sinned Romans 5:12. Even without the law we have sinned, there are people in this world that do much evil and there are people in this world that do much good and neither have never seen a bible or heard of Jesus. From the first Adam, not only death was passed, every person is born with the knowledge of good and evil, it is written in our conscience. With or without the knowledge of the law, one may choose to either do evil or do good.

    We see in Romans 2:12-15, read the entire chapter. Jesus first came almost 2000 years ago, the Messiah for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then by the grace of God, the gospel of Jesus was given to all the other nations. Millions of people lived and died before He first came, are they doomed to eternal death? Millions since have never heard of Him, are they doomed?

    What we should contemplate, will we that have heard the gospel of Jesus be held to a higher standard of judgment? We see when Jesus sent the disciples out to tell people the kingdom of heaven is at hand, what it would be like if they rejected it. Matthew 10:14-15.

    Many see the great white throne judgment is only for the lost, but in my understanding, scripture does not support that. We have Daniel 12:2 John 5:28-29 Matthew 25:31-46, and more, and the parables. After the one thousand years, Revelation 20:11-15. All the rest of the dead small and great, raised from the dead, they will be judged out of the books and one of these books is the book of life, and whoever was not found in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. Would the book of life be needed if all were lost? God is a just God and we can trust in His word.

    This is my understanding, may others have another view.

    God bless,

  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 17
    The two marks defining the people of God (Israel) were Circumcision & giving of the Law. No other people or nation received those directives from God ( Genesis 17:10,11; Leviticus 26:46). In regards to the Law, they were to learn God's requirements for a familial relationship to Him, to their society, & in their personal lives. For circumcision, they were to be marked out in a way distinct from any other (different from any body markings, cuttings or disfigurement of the heathen, even if there was an accidental loss of an organ or an appendage). And of course, the Apostle Paul spoke of this in Romans 2:25-29, connecting the two directives together - that one couldn't be without the other to the Jew - and since the Law couldn't be kept perfectly, true circumcision then must be of the heart & not of the flesh to count before God. I wonder whether what was given as a Mark of distinction & also for hygiene purposes, was also to alert the Jew that this seemingly unnatural act (of circumcision) was to point him to what the apostle now learned as a believer.

    And this practise of circumcision continued, not only within Judaism, but also Islam. Yet as much as Islamists (Arabs) might have their heritage back to Seth, yet "in Isaac shall thy seed be called" ( Genesis 21:12 & Romans 9:6-8). And this rejection of Ishmael by God will always keep those adherents at odds with the "seed of Isaac", & will most likely figure in those awful days of devastation that lie ahead.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Genesis 3
    Brother Adam, maybe our definition of FREE WILL differ. FREE would dictate that; that WILL, would have no CAUSE making it occur other than yourself.

    Man makes CHOICES thousands or time a day; but those CHOICES have a CAUSE:

    Philippians 2:13 For it is God that worketh in you TO WILL and TO DO ....

    They is never an effect without there first being a CAUSE.

    God is sovereign and the CAUSE of everything.

    Romans 2:4 Man repents be CAUSE of the goodness of God

    Philippians 1:29 You BELIEVE be CAUSE Christ CAUSES you to believe.

    Galatians 1:20 You have faith be CAUSE Christ GIVES you HIS faith.

    John 6:44 No one comes to Christ with a CAUSE, the Father draws that person to Christ.

    God CAUSES and DOES everything, man is the benefactor of CAUSES of GOD.

    Colossians 1:17 ...and by him all thing consist.... even you CHOICES.

    John 15:5 ...you can of yourself DO NOTHING...
  • D W L on Romans 11
    Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

    Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

    35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
  • Adam - in Reply on Romans 10
    Hello, if we have no free will, what is the purpose of evangelism? If we have no free will what is the purpose of the gospel? If we have no free will, what is the purpose of following Jesus? Did you have freewill to write your question or did something force you to? Did it force you onto this website and are you a prisoner? When you brush your teeth is a force making you do that?

    That's an interesting concept that we have no freewill, but it just seems to fall apart quickly with pure logic. Adam and Eve were given an choice and disobeyed God and received a punishment. Today we are given choices of whether to do good or evil and then are judged after this life according to what we have done. Romans 2:6. If there was no free will, why would anyone be judged?

    I believe a movement in our society is against Christianity and they like to claim that we're only clumps of cells and that morality is only relative and that we have no choice when we do wrong. It just seems like a lazy way to rationalize committing sin and defying God. The word says to fear God who can send you to hell. Matthew 10:28. Obviously, if there was zero free will or choice then we wouldn't be continually warned to obey, avoid sin, follow Jesus. No freewill would mean everything is a charade and is meaningless. Obviously that idea is a lie and we do have freewill. I choose to respond vs not respond to this question out of my own freewill and hope to help others and help spread truth to replace lies. God bless...

    This page might have more related verses.

  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply on Revelation 11
    "God's Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided," Lets God "Say It":

    Part III

    The Second 'prophesied' Coming

    Rightly Divided ( 2 Timothy 2:15) From Things That DIFFER:

    The PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure, According to TheHeavenly'Mystery!':

    (1) Immediately After GRACE Has ENDED/ZERO signs!:

    CHRIST, As Head Of His Body, The Church, Will Descend From Heaven! ( Ephesians 1:19-23; Colossians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

    (2) CHRIST Is Coming With A Shout, With the voice of an archangel, And With The Trump of God! ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16)

    3) God (JESUS CHRIST) Will BringWithHim {those who Were With Him In Heaven},partOf His Own, those who are "asleep In JESUS!" ( 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:13)

    (4) CHRIST Descends WithOnearchangel, Will resurrect those asleep{in 3)}First, and Then, we "which are alive and remain," {which Is A Mystery!}, will be changed/all "incorruptible, And Caught Up" together to meet The LORD in the air {NOT "all the way to the earth!"}, in the "twinkling of an eye!" ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:52-53)

    (5) CHRIST "Gathers His Body" To HIMSELF, to Take them To Heaven {OPPOSITE of earth}... ( 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 12:2, 5:1, 2; Ephesians 1:3, 20, 2:6; Philippians 3:20; 2 Timothy 4:18)

    6)...For The Judgment Seat Of CHRIST, For HIS Heavenly Body, By The Head Himself!... ( Romans 2:6, 16, 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 3:7-15, 4:5, 6:20; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:24-25)

    to be continued in:

    Part IV God's PRE-TOJT Great GRACE Departure!
    Righteous Judgment

    ** John 7:24 **

    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    2 Thessalonians 1:5

    Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

    Romans 2:5

    But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

    1 John 3:7

    Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

    Ezekiel 3:21

    Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

    Matthew 10:41

    He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

    Matthew 23:28

    Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

    John 5:22

    For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

    Once I got busted by Jesus for judging. We were street ministering; and all the Catholics would drive by the Catholic Church, tip their beers and holler out the priests names. honk the horn at us :/

    The Holy Spirit leaned on me and said quietly but no nonsense..DO NOT JUDGE !

    All you can do is fall down and say YESSIR!!!
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} on Galatians 2:7 - in Reply
    Part II (Previous) Gospel of the kingdom

    Rightly Divided From ( 2 Timothy 2:15) From "Things That DIFFER!":

    Gospel Of The GRACE Of God =

    Gospel of the Uncircumcision ( Galatians 2:7; Galatians 6:15; Romans 4:9-11)

    Preached first by Paul, then his companions ( Acts 13:38-39; Acts 20:24; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:24)

    The Mystery Program for The Gentiles ( Ephesians 3:1-3; Colossians 1:25-27; Romans 16:25)

    The preaching of The Cross as Good News ( 1 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4)

    Gospel to be believed = Christ's Work ( Romans 5:6 Romans 5:8 Romans 5:10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

    Salvation By GRACE Through faith plus nothing ( Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:5; Titus 3:5)

    Justification by faith without works emphasized ( Romans 3:28; Romans 4:5,16; Galatians 2:16)

    Repentance as a synonym for faith ( Acts 17:30; Acts 20:21; Acts 26:20; Romans 2:4)

    Involves reconciliation to God and man ( Romans 5:10-11; Romans 11:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:21)

    Covers Paul's letters Romans - Philemon (Also Acts 9-28)

    Not under the law ( Romans 5:20-21; Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:6)


    IMKane, hope this was helpful answering your Great questions.

    Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, And Edified!
  • Rick - in Reply
    The Sinners Prayer Whatever you do don't sit and confess all your sin A. because you can't remember them all and B. not needed. Repent and say forgive me then Romans 10:8 -11 Confess with thy mouth action thats necessary and believe in thine heart innermost part of your being or for the sake of explanation your gut. that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth and believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead thou shalt be saved [absolute tense] God doesn't mess around. verse 10 For with the heart[ again innermost part of your being] man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confessing is made unto salvation. or wholeness also look at Romans 2:4 2nd half its the Goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - in Reply
    Part 3 The LORD JESUS CHRIST Is God Almighty

    And, Finally, WHO Is God, The JUDGE Of All?

    13) God Almighty Is The JUDGE Of All!

    And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the

    same, that thou shalt escape The Judgment Of God? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself Wrath against The Day Of Wrath and Revelation Of The Righteous JUDGMENT Of God! ( Romans 2 : 3, 5)

    ...God The JUDGE of all!...God Will JUDGE! ( Hebrews 12 : 23, 13 : 4)

    ...Strong Is The LORD God Who JUDGES!... ( Revelation 18 : 8)

    JESUS CHRIST Is God, Because All The Verses In The Holy BIBLE,That Talk About GOD Being The JUDGE, Must Refer To JESUS CHRIST,SinceHEAloneJUDGES! The Father JUDGES no man! ( John 5 : 22)

    The Father Has Committed All JUDGMENT To His SON, The LORD JESUS CHRIST!! ( John 5 : 22) Why?

    "That All men should honour The SON, even asthey honour The Father. He that honoureth not The SON honoureth not The Father Who Hath Sent HIM!" ( John 5 : 23)

    Precious friend, Bonnie, please be enriched, enlightened, and edified In The Triune GodHead!!!
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Jaden Confess Romans 10:8-13 but specifically verses 9+10 if you tried to confess all your sins, a. we don't have memory banks that good and b. in Romans 2: 4 its the goodness of God that leadeth to repentance. Prayerfully that answersyour question. god BlesG
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Hi Donna I'm going to endeavor to answer this question which is a challenging one. First sin is broken fellowship with God that is the position all mankind is born in. Ephesians 2:1 we are born body and soul no spiritual connection period. Man still has free will thats where he has a choice John 3: 16-20 Gods word is the only true explanation for life the way God meant it to work. No matter if a man believes or not he will still be Judged by his deeds Romans 2:1-16. The only way to get out of the state of sin is believing Romans 10: 9+10. Man is driven by the deeds of the flesh the five senses which is sin until he receives Jesus Christ as lord and Saviour and receives holy spirit and renews His mind to the word his body is captive to the flesh which works against Gods Word 1 John 2:16. So man has free will and some love sin more than God knowingly. Prayer fully this helped God Bless
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Amen and Amen, Brother Alex:

    The TRUE Israel was ALWAYS the Israel that would be CREATED by the death and resurrection of Christ.

    Everything in the OLD; ONLY, pointed to the NEW.

    Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh (Old Israel):

    Romans 2:29 But HE IS A JEW (New Israel), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, IN THE SPIRIT, and not in the letter (flesh); whose praise is not of men but of God.

    When you are BORN AGAIN, you are no longer a gentile, but a TRUE JEW.

    The true house of Israel and temple of God are his SAINTS, his OFFSPRING, his INHERITANCE, his POSSESSIONS, bought and PAID FOR.

    Psalms 2:8 Ask of me (my Son), and I (the Father) shall GIVE THEE (my Son) the heathen for thine INHERITANCE, and the uttermost parts for the earth for a POSSESSION.

    Psalms 2:9 And thou (my Son) shall break them with a rod of iron; and thou (my Son) shall dash them in pieces as a potter's vessel.

    We are the pot and he is the potter.

    Christ WILL keep breaking you, UNTIL; you AGREE with him.

    Matthew 5:25 AGREE with you adversary (God the Father) quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him (while you are ALIVE); lest at any time the adversary (God the Father) deliver you to the judge (Christ), and the judge (Christ) deliver you to the officer (Death), and thou be cast into prison (the Grave).

    The wages of SIN (UNBELIEF) is DEATH. BELIEVING is LIFE.

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