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#391824 Hillsong’S Brian Houston Won’T Give Position On Same-Sex ‘Marriage': ‘We’...

Posted by John81 on 21 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

For this segment of christianity this is nothing new. We've seen the same sort of thing with regards to women pastors, pre-marital sex, adultery, living together unwed, and even in matters of abortion and homosexuality.

 

Really, considering how many churches today not only accept open homosexuals but even ordain open homosexuals, the fact this guy doesn't want to address the subject isn't really even news. Hillsong, Osteen and these sorts have long avoided the "tough" portions of Scripture.




#391668 Prayer For My Daughter

Posted by John81 on 18 October 2014 - 06:40 AM

Praise God for His wonderful workings! I rejoice with you for this great news.

 

My prayers continue for your daughter. May she have ears to hear and a heart to obey the calling of the Lord.




#391576 Way Of Life - Friday Church News Notes, Volume 15, Issue 42

Posted by John81 on 17 October 2014 - 07:01 AM

One of the points even well-meaning Christians often miss with regards to the unity issue is that Scripture speaks specifically of unity among born again followers of Christ. Scripture never says that followers of Christ should be in unity with the lost, or in unity with secular Christians, or in unity with Christians who are not following Christ, or in unity with unrepentant backsliding Christians.

 

Most of the calls for unity do not involve ways actual followers of Christ can be in unity. Instead, most calls for unity involve trying to get followers of Christ to yoke with the lost, with false religionists, with secular christians, and others Scripture not only doesn't tell us to be in unity with but actually tells us to separate from.

 

As with all things, we need to look first to Christ when it comes to the matter of unity. The very first question we should ask in considering matters of unity is "are they born again followers of Christ". If the answer is "no", then that should end the matter as there can be no true unity between the saved and unsaved, between light and darkness. If the answer would happen to be "yes", then there would be need to consider a few more key questions before deciding what the next step should be.

 

The main point being, for the vast majority of cases where unity is being called for, it's clearly unbiblical from the start because it involves the lost, in various forms, and therefore the idea should be readily rejected by born again followers of Christ.




#391446 Prayer For Healing

Posted by John81 on 15 October 2014 - 06:19 PM

Praying...




#391445 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by John81 on 15 October 2014 - 06:18 PM

This turned out to be a pretty good and peaceful day. I had a great time in prayer after dinner. Then I enjoyed some good reading time and even managed a small nap in there.




#391228 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by John81 on 14 October 2014 - 06:52 AM

That's a pretty big thing, calling for our Heavenly Father to help those in need.




#391214 Walking In The Spirit

Posted by John81 on 14 October 2014 - 06:46 AM

It takes decided intention, diligent effort, life long perseverance and a reliance upon the Lord to walk in the Spirit.

 

Many professing Christians choose to coast in their walk with the Lord, but the truth is, there is no coasting in this life. Either we are walking in the Spirit or we are walking in the flesh, there is no middle ground to coast upon.

 

Those who want to be "saved just enough to get to heaven but not enough to be different from others" are deceiving themselves.

 

Walking in the flesh is easy. Make no effort to walk in the Spirit and we automatically walk in the flesh. Sad to say but many Christians are content with spending most of their time walking in the flesh. The get spiritual minded for Sunday morning church but step right back into their flesh walk by the time football starts after church.

 

God calls us to a very high calling which takes diligence and perseverance which most are unwilling to put forth. We are called to be holy, for He is holy. We are called to be perfect even as He is perfect. While we can't attain perfect holiness in this life, that's the mark we are to aim for. We must walk in the Spirit before we can head for that mark.




#391171 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 06:58 PM

1 John 5:13!

1 John 5:13 King James Version

 

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.




#391169 Can we count to 50 before a Mod posts?

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 06:56 PM

Caught the Mods sleeping!!! Woo-hoo!!! :woohoo:

 

John 3:16 King James Version

 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.




#391129 I Am Out Of Here! Goodbye!

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 06:40 PM

John 3:16 King James Version

 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.




#391124 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 06:39 PM

John 3:16




#391093 Understanding Hebrews - 3

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 06:11 PM

Covenanter,

 

I wish to apologize for my part in derailing your previous thread.

Many of us got caught up in that detour and I apologize for my part in that.




#391091 Prayer

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

Recently someone said to me that their faith was on the line, because they believed God was going to do something, and they were certain of it because they wanted it so badly and isn't that proof that God should do it...

 

My answer to this person was that God is not a slot machine.  When we pray, we have to remember that He works things out for our good and His glory...not for our desires. Now, that has to be tempered with the fact that often God will lay desires/burdens upon us for which He wants us to pray and we will see the answers we want.  But we have to realize that "no" and "wait" are also answers.

Regarding open and closed doors I'm not meaning, as some do, that God will make an easy path for us to do His will while with a wide open, easy to walk through door.

 

By open/closed door, I'm meaning that God calls one to be a missionary (for instance) and the person determines they will go to Albania. Then, at every turn obstacle after obstacle that can't be moved beyond blocks the path to Albania. Then suddenly a clear opportunity arises for them to be a missionary in Nigeria.

 

Simplistic example, but just an example. Now, the fact a door was opened to be a missionary in Nigeria doesn't mean there won't be obstacles, but if God has opened that door of service, the Lord will provide the means and ways to navigate beyond the obstacles; even if that means climbing through some windows along the way.




#391089 Whats for Supper...

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 05:59 PM

Boo Berry cereal :flip: 




#391013 Understanding Hebrews - 3

Posted by John81 on 13 October 2014 - 07:50 AM

As I pointed out in one of the other Understanding Hebrews threads:

 

The Bible says we are under a New Covenant.

 

Hebrews 8:6-13 

 

But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.






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