AVBB, you make disparaging comments to people with absolute arrogance. You are the one claiming nonsense. Christ's death on the cross would have been of no value to sinners had He not been the Son of God. The Bible is rife with scripture that proves that salvation is through Him and Him alone. We all know He had to die on the cross and that He shed His blood for us. But it is because He is the Son of God that His blood is efficacious.
Stop trying to appear more spiritually intelligent than others. I know you'll deny it, but that is exactly what you are doing when you disparage people. Put a stop to it.
Well, gotta say after a quick skim it looks good to me! I read their youth information. The name at the end - Jerub Metham. If that is who works with the youth, I know him a little. I know his brother better. Jerub came here to college (as did his brother).
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.
"That is 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 whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:10, 13
"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God...For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world...who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God...He that believeth on the Son of God hat the witness in himself...and this is the record, that God hath given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son...these things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of Godl that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Salvation is through Christ. One has to recognize that Christ is the Son of God in order to be saved. The CROSS is not in itself enough. It is WHO DIED ON THAT CROSS that makes all the difference. Many people died on crosses in that time period. But only ONE was the Son of God. Only ONE brought salvation through His name.
I agree that it is wrong to make the POTUS the object of jokes. But I don't believe that pointing out where they are wrong is speaking evil of dignitaries. Sadly, many Christians do and so the evil that so many elected servants do gets a pass with the excuse that God said not to speak evil of them.
We all need to understand that the form of government in Paul's and Peter's day was not the same as we have here in America. In actual fact, in a republic the people are the king...and so it would be accurate to say that BO and other elected servants should not speak evil of us (you know, like in labeling people who subscribe to Tea Party thought, or who have guns, or who believe the Bible, as terrorists...).
From my heart I wish to thank each person who offered prayers of petition for my husband's recovery. Until we sent out notice that he was in the hospital, the situation looked very grave. The doctors said there had been no improvement and downgraded his status from "acute" to "serious." With pancreatitis, that is not a good sign as that meant other organs were being negatively affected and anything could go wrong at any moment. The doctors said they had done all they could, but that he wasn't improving. In other words, they painted a grim picture. However, as soon as I sent out notice of his condition, people around the world began praying. Within 12 hours there was obvious improvement! This was totally in answer to prayer.
There would be other problems that would crop up from time to time in the hospital, and each time we prayed those problems would be resolved. The biggest was the fact that during his first eight days, he was oxygen dependent and could not breathe normally without the oxygen. On the eighth day he asked our church leaders for special prayer for that and within a few minutes he was able to breathe fine and able to totally discontinue the use of oxygen. The change was immediate and dramatic and was very definitely in answer to prayer.
One more thing I'd like to do is thank those of you who said you were praying for me. I never dreamed anyone would pray for me in the midst of all of this and it was very humbling to learn that all over the world just that was happening. (We heard from people in 37 countries.) Thank all of you so much. Through everything that happened, I found it true (again) that God's grace is sufficient. I experienced the peace that passes understanding and not one moment did I have to endure anxiety or tension. Of course I felt bad for David when he was in pain and struggling to breathe. But a divine comfort of peace was there cushioning my soul through everything.
Thank you for your prayers. We can report that they were 100% effective! Praise our Dear Lord!
Okay, folks, read this carefully: this is not a tithing thread. Repeat: this is not a tithing thread. Just because it was mentioned in a post does not mean that we need to derail the thread into such. Put a stop to it - without smart alecky comments about whether or not "tithe" was collected in my church Sunday.
There is a tithe thread already going. Post in that rather than here.
At the 43.03 mark he says "if you will pray a prayer like that and mean it......."
First of all he said "prayer" and he gave the stipulation that you must "mean it". He's not telling anyone to say certain words because he says a prayer "Like that" . He is just showing you how to come to God and he's showing you the issues to be dealt with in coming to God and I noticed he mentioned these three things... "I'm a sinner" "I'm lost" "Jesus you died to save me" Those three issues are the three that the Holy Spirit deals with the heart: sin, righteousness, and judgement.
Sin.......I'm a low down wicked sinner
Righteousness......God is Love and Holy and righteous and he displayed all of that in Jesus and on Calvary.
Judgement.....I'm on my way to Hell for all eternity and I deserve it.