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General Discussion Forum / New Testament
« Last post by Squeaky on Today at 02:53:37 AM »
                  ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT
Heb 7:12
12   For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.
John 10:7-9
7   Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8   "All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9   "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
Luke 16:16
16   "The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.
Heb 10:19-21
19   Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20   by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
21   and having a High Priest over the house of God,
Heb 7:28
28   For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
Matt 11:12-13
12   "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
13   "For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
Rom 4:15
15   because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.
Rom 13:10
10   Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
1 Cor 9:21
21   to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law;
John 10:8-9
8   "All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9   "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
Heb 8:13
13   In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
II Jn 1:9-11
9   Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
10   If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
11   for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
Rom 15:4
4   For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
Heb 8:13
13   In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Heb 8:7
7   For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
Heb 7:12
12   For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.
Mark 16:15-16
15   And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16   "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Matt 10:16-19
16   "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
17   "But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.
18   "You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
19   "But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
2 Cor 3:4-6
4   And we have such trust through Christ toward God.
5   Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
6   who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
(NKJ)
xxxThis is a revelation about the new testament that I received from the Holy Spirit.Now to walk after the Holy Spirit is to live by the verses He gives me at the time He gives them to me. And as you can see this is a revelation where Jesus enters also. Jesus said where two or three are put together I am in the midst of them. So a revelation where many verses are given we know that Jesus is giving them to us through the Holy Spirit. And we call this a revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 15:1-4

1   Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,
2   by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you-- unless you believed in vain.
3   For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4   and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
(NKJ)

Rom 1:16
16   For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
(NKJ)


Luke 9:62
62   But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
(NKJ)

Heb 8:7
7   For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
(NKJ)


Gal 1:6-12
6   I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
7   which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
8   But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
9   As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10   For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
11   But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
12   For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
(NKJ)

Col 2:11-14
11   In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
12   buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
13   And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
14   having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
(NKJ)

Heb 10:9
9   then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second.
(NKJ)

Rom 7:6
6   But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
(NKJ)

Gal 5:1-4

1   Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
2   Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
3   And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
4   You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
(NKJ)


Rom 5:16
16   And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.
(NKJ)

Rom 7:6
6   But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
(NKJ)






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Catholic Safe House / Re: Today we remember....
« Last post by winsome on Today at 02:47:09 AM »
 25 October
Today we remember….. The Forty Martyrs.
 
In the National Calendar of England and Wales we remember 40 martyrs of the 16th & 17th Protestant persecutions of Catholics. The proper title of the feast day is “Saints Cuthbert Mayne, John Houghton, Edmund Campion, Richard Gwynn and Thirty Six Companions”.  They were seven lay men and women, thirteen secular priests and twenty religious. There were two women – Margaret Clitheroe, who was pressed to death, and Margaret Ward who was hung, drawn and quartered. They are but representative of the nearly 400 who gave their lives rather than deny their faith during this period.
 
They were canonised by Pope Paul VI on 25th October 1970. As Cardinal Heenan (English Cardinal) said at the time of the canonisation: “These men and women gave their lives to defend the truths of the Catholic Faith and the authority of the Vicar of Christ”
 
Concluding Prayer
God our Father,
You raised up martyr-saints among our countrymen
from every walk of life.
They vindicated the authority of your Church
In teaching and worship.
Through their prayers
may our whole nation be gathered once again
to celebrate the sacraments
under one pastor.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord
 
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Catholic Forum / Re: Why would anyone become Catholic?
« Last post by winsome on Today at 02:17:13 AM »
Quote from: kensington
The making of graven images is part of Idolatry.  1+1=2.  Making statues + Bowing before them= Idolatry. 

The making of images can be part of idolatry.

But you can worship other things than images. For example you could worship a tree or a rock.

You can also make images and not worship them.

Bowing can be part of worship. But bowing is not in itself worship

Bowing is just showing respect. In many cultures bowing is a standard act of obeisance.

obeisance 
   noun deferential respect. a gesture expressing this, such as a bow.
(Concise Oxford English Dictionary)

bow2 
   verb
1   bend the head or upper body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame.
(Concise Oxford English Dictionary)


I’ve given examples from scripture in a previous post (post #90) but here is one again:
he [Nathan] bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground” (1Kg 1:23)

Was Nathan, God’s prophet, worshipping the king? Of course not! He was showing respect.

Moreover bowing before a statues is not directed to the statue itself but to the person represented by the statue. We show respect to that person.

Worship is not about gestures, though we may use gestures in worship. Worship is something that comes from the heart.

God judges the heart not you.
 
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Devotionals / Random Thoughts-45
« Last post by jeremiah7 on Today at 01:40:23 AM »
God is interested in details, that's for sure. Consider the minute details of many things that he has included in his Word, especially in the Old Testament books. Some of us skip through these to more interesting portions. Reading the book of Ezra this day, I noticed the author writing about the number of silver and gold articles that were brought back to Jerusalem by them who were released from captivity. I don't think anyone would have objected if the author had just mentioned that the gold and silver articles that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem were brought back. But God, the Holy Spirit inspired the writer to mention the numbers.

This was the inventory: gold dishes 30, silver dishes 1,000, silver pans 29, gold bowls 30, matching silver bowls 410, other articles 1,000. In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and of silver. Sheshbazzar brought all these along when the exiles came up from Babylon to Jerusalem.
(Ezra 1:9-11)

God is interested in the details of our lives too. Things that people may consider trivial are important to him. Not only the big matters, we can take our smallest issues to our Lord....He will hear...he will care.....that's for sure.
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Theology Forum / Re: No Law/ No Transgression
« Last post by Curtis on Today at 01:34:00 AM »
Quote
This is not true. The "love" of God is already "perfected" in those who are born again, and it does not take years for that to happen.
So Curtis - are you claiming that a person is a mature and totally sanctified believer the minute they are born again?  It certainly reads that way.

That leaves no room for growth.

That also side-steps the need for discipleship (one-on-one training in holiness) which is COMMANDED in scripture.

Dave, When a person comes to Jesus for salvation Christ becomes their new life. It is something that happens in a instant. Christ in them is perfect in every way, as he is God and never grows or learns anything, as he knows all things.
The growing process as a Christian is not in Christ becoming perfect in them, but in our understanding of who we are. As it tells us in this scripture.

Jas 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Jas 1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Our actions as a Christian are based solely on what we believe. If you believe correctly then your actions will be correct, if wrong then your actions will be incorrect. My actions as a born again believer are strictly based on what I believe, and of who I am, and not what I am becoming. Being a "doer" of the Word of God is in knowing that Jesus Christ is my life, and the only way I can realize that is by "looking in the mirror" of God's word and seeing who I am!!
I am not slowly becoming this person, I am this person. My groweth is not in becoming something, my growth is in my understanding of who I already am!
When you look into a mirror, who do you see? You see yourself. When we look in God's mirror of his Word we see the Glory of God, which is Jesus Christ, who just happens to be our new life. If we turn from his word which is the mirror then we forget what manner of man we are.
Notice: it is the man who forgets what manner he is that is not a doer of his word, only a hearer.
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Apologetics Forum / Re: I might be losing my faith.
« Last post by Curtis on Today at 12:55:36 AM »
Homesexuality is a sin just like those who are adicted to pornagraphy or fornacation, adultry, or any such sins that go against the Word of God. Those who practice such things are "slaves" to it, and it feels impossible to get free from it. We come to a place in our lives of not being able to free ourselves from these things, so we come to a conclusion in our minds that this is how I am, and I can not help it, I was born this way. This of course is the lie that Satan uses to keep those in bondage to their vices. Jesus said....

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

Jesus came to set free those who are in bondage to sin, so they can be free in their heart and mind and have the peace of God that passes all understanding. Jesus said...

Luke_4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Only Jesus Christ can destroy the chains that hold those captive to sin free from their bondage, but it takes that persons desire to be set free, or they will continue in their evil ways which they know is wrong, and their conscience bears witness to this fact.
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Churches of Christ Forum / Re: A Few did not bow their knee
« Last post by Mere Nick on Today at 12:45:22 AM »
I ordered it through the website I link to.  It is also at Amazon.  Buying it through the website also made it easy to buy Fudge's latest edition of The Fire that Consumes. 
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Full-Time Ministers Forum / Re: Hi!
« Last post by dany500 on Today at 12:42:20 AM »
thanks for posting this. You also remember all of us in you prayers.


____________
dany
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Theology Forum / Re: So why do you think some churches are...
« Last post by Charlie24 on Today at 12:25:54 AM »
Charlie24,
                  So when you say
I believe Hebrews 4:12.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

It's the intent of the heart that matters to God. If a person comes to God with a repentant heart, God will not turn him away for any reason.


You want me to respond with
"The scripture only says..."

and leave out

"You didn't follow this scripture"

Am I understanding what you're saying?
Your dissecting was concerning "it's all about the heart."

If you had posted the above scripture and said "it's all about the heart, " I would have said, what do you mean "it's all about the heart", how does that connect with the scripture you gave?

I would have said so and so. If you disagree, give me scripture as to why you don't believe, and explain according the scripture what you do believe. Don't dissect and say you have no point here, but rather present your evidence and prove your point.
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Theology Forum / Re: So why do you think some churches are...
« Last post by e.r.m. on Today at 12:11:49 AM »
Charlie24, 
                  So when you say
I believe Hebrews 4:12.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

It's the intent of the heart that matters to God. If a person comes to God with a repentant heart, God will not turn him away for any reason.


You want me to respond with
"The scripture only says..."

and leave out stuff like

"You didn't follow this scripture"

Am I understanding what you're saying?
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