Bible Discussion Thread

  • Vickie on Matthew 3:2
    I have a question please about salvation. I'm not understanding it. Do I need to repent and be perfect for god to forgive me or what does repent mean as I have tried and keep trying but I have not met perfection thanks
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    And you and I or anyone else will reach perfection except Jesus. Jesus was and is the only one that did not sin in anyway.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Repenting from your sins and accepting Jesus as your savour is the first step step. Living for Him from now on is your duty to Him. It don't mean we will not mess up now and then. When you do, confess that sin and try, try again.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Repentance is essentially about changing our way of thinking and agreeing with God in regard to our sin and our need of Jesus Christ. It is the LORD's work to perfect us as we persist in walking daily with him:

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 24-25)

    Salvation is a free gift from God through Jesus Christ whose perfect righteousness is credited to us when we trust him as our Savior. Salvation was purchased by Jesus' blood shed on the cross, and made certain by his resurrection from the dead.

    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. (Romans 5:18)

    But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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 10:8-13)

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (2 Timothy 1:9)
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Baptism doth now save us. I like to believe that in baptism our body is literally buried in death with Jesus Christ. Likewise, when we rise out of the water that we are raised a new creature ,raised in the life of Christ. putting on Christ. The sacrament also being the literal body and blood of Jesus. That we remember what he has done, and pray his body and blood will sanctify and cleanse us from all unrighteous. Doing this as often as we need to. Especially, in times of temptation and when men will fall away from the faith.
  • Ss - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Mark 5:34

    "And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."

    Luke 17:19

    "And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

    James 1:8

    "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."

    Hebrews 10:38

    King James Version

    38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.


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