Bible Discussion Thread

  • Carleton on Romans 6
    Ira F Stamphill "A Tender Heart"

    Give me a heart that's tender true; A heart that's kind a heart that's new; And let it be like Thine, O Lord, In every deed and every word. Take out the stony heart, take out the bitterness; Give me a gracious heart that's full of tenderness; A heart that understands, that will not fret nor pine, Give me a tender heart, a heart like Thine.

    Give me a heart from sin set free, Unworthy though my life may be; And may Thy Spirit its temple fill And teach me to obey Thy will. May I forget the wrong someone has done to me And show the tenderness of Christ on Calvary; Let tears of sorrow come and all my ways refine, Give me a tender heart, a heart like Thine.

    Give me a heart that no knows guile, A heart forgiving all the while; A heart that reaches to do a deed And stoops to help a friend in need. I want to feel the pain my neighbors often know And lend a helping hand if be friend or foe; I want to share the loss in every weal or woe And have a tender heart wherever I go.

  • Tim Legarie - in Reply on Romans 6:3
    Thankyou Ira The holy spirit has been pouring out psalms to me now everyday and i will put one on here soon.Yours is very good and uplifting God Bless you
  • Carleton - in Reply on Romans 6:3
    Thank you. I look forward to seeing the song(s) on your heart!

    God bless your meditations.

  • Mishael - in Reply on Romans 6
    So sweet! I'm going to copy that and keep it in my Bible. Thank you.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Romans 6
    Thank you Mishael. So many past song writers had such open vision for our hearts today, I need this song or one like it, in my life every day. We know of many that are sick right now that need prayers. I hope all is well with you and family.

  • A Christian - in Reply on Romans 6
    If I thought fraud was taking place at a Christian Organization/Charity, who should I contact? Please leave the information alos. Thanks
  • A Christian - in Reply on Romans 6
    I have so much to ask you and hopefully I'll get that chance in the near future. But for now, I'll start by asking this; When someone claims to be a Christian but they work 40+ hours a week at their job and only donates maybe 2-hours of their time to reading the Bible and/or learning about God (includes church vists). When looking at the numbers, these numbers are consistant with a large group of people today. What their average week would look like. Unless their job consists of "Christian Duties," how can their life be justified?
  • Justification of the Believer - in Reply on Romans 6
    You had only to receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Free to you, but it cost Him his Life. Turn off the tv and Read your Bible first, when you get home. -Mishael-

    "A forensic term, opposed to condemnation. As regards its nature," "it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins" "of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and" "treats them as righteous in the eye of the law. In addition to the pardon of sin, justification declares that all the claims of the law" are satisfied in respect of the justified. It is the act of a judge and not of a sovereign. The law is not relaxed or set "aside, but is declared to be fulfilled in the strictest sense;" and so the person justified is declared to be entitled to all the advantages and rewards arising from perfect obedience to the law (Romans 5:1-10). "It proceeds on the imputing or crediting to the believer by God "himself of the perfect righteousness, active and passive, of his" "Representative and Surety, Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-9)." Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without "righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a" "righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law," "namely, Christ's righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:6-8)." "The sole condition on which this righteousness is imputed or credited to the believer is faith in or on the Lord Jesus "Christ. Faith is called a "condition," not because it possesses" "any merit, but only because it is the instrument, the only" instrument by which the soul appropriates or apprehends Christ "and his righteousness (Romans 1:17; 3:25, 26; 4:20, 22; Phil." 3:8-11; Galatians 2:16). "The act of faith which thus secures our justification secures also at the same time our sanctification (q.v.); and thus the doctrine of justification by faith does not lead to "licentiousness (Romans 6:2-7). Good works, while not the ground," are the certain consequence of justification (6:14; 7:6)
  • Carleton - in Reply on Romans 6
    Hello, perhaps your comments are more for Mishael, yet they came to me as well.

    These verses in Luke Chapter 10 speak to my heart.

    Luke 10:38-42

    Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received them into her house.

    And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

    But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

    And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

    But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    I am too much like Martha, while it was and is, and will always be, that Jesus justified Mary in her faith and by her faith.

    I hope this helps answer both of your questions.

  • Carleton - in Reply on Romans 6
    This comment is to no one in particular but follows with the thought of being a Martha.

    Perhaps many Marthas in times past and present have gathered together in the name of Jesus their Lord, and have presented their Gospel in a worldly way, in an excusing way, in a self pleasing way, a beautiful serving kind of way, in a many souls are being saved kind of way, in a political way, in a saving of life or lives way, and have condemned others by this way;

    All the while Jesus justified Mary.

    It can happen to any of us to go off message.

    By Love.


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