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Repentance as a wordly pastime

13 October 2010 - 08:13 AM

Repentance found the world over.

Admit you can't do it, and Jesus Christ already paid the price on the cross.
He stands at the door knocking.

"The sorrow of the world produces death"

Roman Catholics
I’m not that “holy.” Can I still be a priest if I’m not very holy?
Holiness (to be like Jesus) is a lifetime endeavor for every person in every vocation.
Don ’t worry if you don’t see yourself as very holy right now. God will form you
slowly, day by day and week by week, so that you will be ready to be His instrument
when the time comes. But for now, use the sacrament of Penance at least once a month.
Repent of your sins, receive the sacraments, and pray every day. You will
be surprised at how Christ-like you can become!

Maimonides on Repentance
"What constitutes complete repentance? He who is confronted by the identical situation
wherein he previously sinned and it lies within his power to commit the sin again, but
he nevertheless does not succumb because he wishes to repent, and not because he is too
fearful or weak [to repeat the sin]. How so? If he had relations with a woman forbidden
to him and he is subsequently alone with her, still in the throes of his passion for
her, and his virility is unabated, and [they are] in the same place where they
previously sinned; if he abstains and does not sin, this is a true penitent"
(Mishneh Torah, "Laws of Teshuva," 2:1).

Repentance in Mormonism
Repentance is one of the first principles believed by the Mormon Church. Article of Faith 1:4 reads: ""We believe that the first principles and ordinances of
the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance…"1 Mormons do believe that faith leads to repentance and the need for repentance
has always been necessary. In Ecclesiastes we are told that 'no one is without sin and that if we think we are, we are deceiving ourselves.
'2 We each sin whether that be through ignorance, our weaknesses or willful disobedience.

It is believed that we each come to this earth to grow and progress and work towards returning to our Father in Heaven; it is a lifelong process for each of us. Because each of us sin, it makes us unworthy to dwell in the presence of God.

Mormons believe that Jesus Christ suffered the penalty for each of our sins so that we can each be forgiven if we truly repent. Since we are not perfect as
the Savior was, we need help in returning to live with our Father in Heaven. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ (atone = reconcile or to restore to harmony), we can be prepared or reconciled to return to our Heavenly Father and able to dwell in His presence forever because we have been made perfect through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Repentance is a vital part in our returning to live with God. This life, as short as it may be, is believed by the Mormons, to be the time to prepare to meet God. Repentance is a daily process – we sin daily, thus we need to repent daily.


Question 1: I fall into a sin and then repent, but my base self overcomes me and I fall into it again. Does this nullify my earlier repentance leaving the previous sins intact, unforgiven?

Answer: In the opinion of the majority of scholars it is not conditional for a repentance to be accepted that the penitent does not fall into the same sin again. It is conditional that the sin be given up immediately and that there should be true feelings of regret in the heart. This should be accompanied by the firm intention not to fall into it again. Now, with these conditions met, if he falls into it again, then this will be considered a new sin altogether requiring a new repentance and with no connection with those of the past.

Question 2: Is repentance over a particular sin acceptable while I am a victim of another?

Answer: Yes, repentance over a particular sin is acceptable even if the repentant insists on another sin which is of a different nature and not the same as the one he has repented. To take an example, if a man repents having accepted "interest money", but not drinking wine, his repentance over the interest money is acceptable, and vice versa, but if he repents simple interest but not compound interest then his repentance is invalid. So also if he repents drugs but insists on drinking wine, or vice versa, then that repentance is invalid too. It will also be incorrect and unacceptable if a man repents adultery with a woman but commits it with another. In all these cases they have only shifted from one variety of sin to another within the same kind.

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Pope is antichrist - praise report

12 October 2010 - 03:41 AM

Yankee Candle's posting of pictures of the RCC reminded me of something.

God loves us.

I remember creating something like that many years ago. I didn't have much back then, and I was under attack
almost instantly. And I prayed about for it, and God answered that prayer.

First, I advertised the site on google ads because I didn't know how to get the message out, because
no one would listen, or help, and because of censuring messages. I only had $50 to advertise, and
I received it all back.

Second, I put it up on an ISP I no longer have an account with for a long time, and it is still up. Its
been preserved.

Third, it was put in a newspaper for the pope arriving for "world youth day", in the middle of the pedophile
scandal, although I didn't know that happened until a long time later.

God is loving us and taking care of us even when we aren't aware of everything He is doing. I've seen that
type of thing many times in my life. I assume that is God showing me something.

Here is the original site. Note, this is one of the first things I wrote. I understand more now,
and it isn't perfect, but God is gracious. Amen:

http://home.fuse.net... and quotes.htm

Here is the newspaper link. I'm told its a liberal magazine. Perfectly fine for the intent of the site, makes
no difference:


Saving Faith

09 October 2010 - 12:41 AM

Saving Faith

These verses from Luke 14 are about having the type of faith that saves in Jesus Christ alone.

Do you have faith in God to believe that he will take of you when your family and friends despise you? Do you have faith to believe God will make your life completely new in him?

Do you have faith to believe Christ will help you during your daily trials and tribulations while you follow him?

Do you have faith to believe that God will finish what he started? That he laid the foundation, and will finish the work he started? It is impossible to complete that tower that God started in Luke. But God says that he will complete the work he started in the bible. Do you believe him?

Do you have faith that God will fight the battles for you and will give you the victory?

Do you have faith to forsake all you have including sin and that God will provide?

This type of faith is the saving type of faith – not just mental belief, but faith that God will take care of you; and when counting costs and consulting, you can look at your belief. Is it a trust in God that He will take care of all this? – then you can do it. If it is not a trust in God, then you cannot do it on your own.

These verses aren't asking the reader if they're good disciples. Jesus is talking about considering the cost before becoming a disciple. And God takes care of all these things, if you have faith. Some might argue you can do all of these things on your own. You can not. And the bible says that God will finish the work He started, so attempting to do so would be not believing him.

Luke 14:25-34
25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,

26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Grace without Faith is like salt without savour (Col 4:6). Without faith, no man can please God. It is not grace without repentance of sins that is missing in some gospel messages, it is grace without faith. It is God’s grace that preserves us, but it isn’t anything without faith.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Col 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


08 October 2010 - 05:36 PM


Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

On the day of resurrection, your sins will not be what send you to hell. There will be two sets of books, and people will be judged out of one set for what they have done, but those sins will not send them to hell. Jesus Christ said all sins will be forgiven men but one. And another book will be opened up, the Lamb’s book of life, and all the people that are not in it will be cast into the lake of fire. And the people in that book will have committed the one sin that will not be forgiven.

And that sin is not to believe the one that God sent. The unpardonable sin. Continued unbelief. The sin against the Holy Spirit. Not Being born again. There are not two unpardonable sins, just one. And all who confess Jesus Christ will be saved, and all who do not confess Jesus Christ will not.

The difference between the two groups is not the sins they committed. The difference is the last group believed Jesus and their sins were blotted out and not imputed to them, and they were washed in the blood of Jesus and made white as snow. It is the only difference.

- His winnowing fork is in his hand and he will gather the grain into the grainy, but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire.

John 3:16-17
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

A man is talking on a subject

08 October 2010 - 01:50 AM

A man is talking about a subject, and a man with an evil spirit disagrees and leaves,
and he finds seven more wicked men then himself, and they form a committee!

ok, that seemed funny to me earlier.
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