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Topic: Your Favorite Song
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 5:31:25 AM
I will of The Beatles. :)

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“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: inspiration
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 8:57:42 AM
Hello! What makes you inspired at work?

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: jesus'
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:21:55 AM
"What does the Bible teach about the Trinity?"

Answer: The most difficult thing about the Christian concept of the Trinity is that there is no way to perfectly and completely understand it. The Trinity is a concept that is impossible for any human being to fully understand, let alone explain. God is infinitely greater than we are; therefore, we should not expect to be able to fully understand Him. The Bible teaches that the Father is God, that Jesus is God, and that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible also teaches that there is only one God. Though we can understand some facts about the relationship of the different Persons of the Trinity to one another, ultimately, it is incomprehensible to the human mind. However, this does not mean the Trinity is not true or that it is not based on the teachings of the Bible.

The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons. Understand that this is not in any way suggesting three Gods. Keep in mind when studying this subject that the word “Trinity” is not found in Scripture. This is a term that is used to attempt to describe the triune God—three coexistent, co-eternal Persons who make up God. Of real importance is that the concept represented by the word “Trinity” does exist in Scripture. The following is what God’s Word says about the Trinity:

1) There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5).

2) The Trinity consists of three Persons (Genesis 1:1, 26; 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). In Genesis 1:1, the Hebrew plural noun "Elohim" is used. In Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7 and Isaiah 6:8, the plural pronoun for “us” is used. The word "Elohim" and the pronoun “us” are plural forms, definitely referring in the Hebrew language to more than two. While this is not an explicit argument for the Trinity, it does denote the aspect of plurality in God. The Hebrew word for "God," "Elohim," definitely allows for the Trinity.

In Isaiah 48:16 and 61:1, the Son is speaking while making reference to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Compare Isaiah 61:1 to Luke 4:14-19 to see that it is the Son speaking. Matthew 3:16-17 describes the event of Jesus' baptism. Seen in this passage is God the Holy Spirit descending on God the Son while God the Father proclaims His pleasure in the Son. Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 are examples of three distinct Persons in the Trinity.

3) The members of the Trinity are distinguished one from another in various passages. In the Old Testament, “LORD” is distinguished from “Lord” (Genesis 19:24; Hosea 1:4). The LORD has a Son (Psalm 2:7, 12; Proverbs 30:2-4). The Spirit is distinguished from the “LORD” (Numbers 27:18) and from “God” (Psalm 51:10-12). God the Son is distinguished from God the Father (Psalm 45:6-7; Hebrews 1:8-9). In the New Testament, Jesus speaks to the Father about sending a Helper, the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17). This shows that Jesus did not consider Himself to be the Father or the Holy Spirit. Consider also all the other times in the Gospels where Jesus speaks to the Father. Was He speaking to Himself? No. He spoke to another Person in the Trinity—the Father.

4) Each member of the Trinity is God. The Father is God (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Peter 1:2). The Son is God (John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:20). The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16).

5) There is subordination within the Trinity. Scripture shows that the Holy Spirit is subordinate to the Father and the Son, and the Son is subordinate to the Father. This is an internal relationship and does not deny the deity of any Person of the Trinity. This is simply an area which our finite minds cannot understand concerning the infinite God. Concerning the Son see Luke 22:42, John 5:36, John 20:21, and 1 John 4:14. Concerning the Holy Spirit see John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7, and especially John 16:13-14.

6) The individual members of the Trinity have different tasks. The Father is the ultimate source or cause of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11); divine revelation (Revelation 1:1); salvation (John 3:16-17); and Jesus' human works (John 5:17; 14:10). The Father initiates all of these things.

The Son is the agent through whom the Father does the following works: the creation and maintenance of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17); divine revelation (John 1:1, 16:12-15; Matthew 11:27; Revelation 1:1); and salvation (2 Corinthians 5:19; Matthew 1:21; John 4:42). The Father does all these things through the Son, who functions as His agent.

The Holy Spirit is the means by whom the Father does the following works: creation and maintenance of the universe (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Psalm 104:30); divine revelation (John 16:12-15; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Peter 1:21); salvation (John 3:6; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:2); and Jesus' works (Isaiah 61:1; Acts 10:38). Thus, the Father does all these things by the power of the Holy Spirit.

There have been many attempts to develop illustrations of the Trinity. However, none of the popular illustrations are completely accurate. The egg (or apple) fails in that the shell, white, and yolk are parts of the egg, not the egg in themselves, just as the skin, flesh, and seeds of the apple are parts of it, not the apple itself. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not parts of God; each of them is God. The water illustration is somewhat better, but it still fails to adequately describe the Trinity. Liquid, vapor, and ice are forms of water. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not forms of God, each of them is God. So, while these illustrations may give us a picture of the Trinity, the picture is not entirely accurate. An infinite God cannot be fully described by a finite illustration.

The doctrine of the Trinity has been a divisive issue throughout the entire history of the Christian church. While the core aspects of the Trinity are clearly presented in God’s Word, some of the side issues are not as explicitly clear. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God—but there is only one God. That is the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. Beyond that, the issues are, to a certain extent, debatable and non-essential. Rather than attempting to fully define the Trinity with our finite human minds, we would be better served by focusing on the fact of God's greatness and His infinitely higher nature. “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34).

Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Trinity-Bible.html#ixzz3amsBrysA

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: Belief in God
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:18:39 AM
"Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?"

Answer: This is one of the most difficult questions in all of theology. God is eternal, infinite, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. Why should human beings (not eternal, infinite, omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent) expect to be able to fully understand God’s ways? The book of Job deals with this issue. God had allowed Satan to do everything he wanted to Job except kill him. What was Job’s reaction? “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15). “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21). Job did not understand why God had allowed the things He did, but he knew God was good and therefore continued to trust in Him. Ultimately, that should be our reaction as well.

Why do bad things happen to good people? The biblical answer is there are no “good” people. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that all of us are tainted by and infected with sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8). Romans 3:10-18 could not be clearer about the non-existence of “good” people: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Every human being on this planet deserves to be thrown into hell at this very moment. Every second we spend alive is only by the grace and mercy of God. Even the most terrible misery we could experience on this planet is merciful compared to what we deserve, eternal hell in the lake of fire.

A better question would be “Why does God allow good things to happen to bad people?” Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Despite the evil, wicked, sinful nature of the people of this world, God still loves us. He loved us enough to die to take the penalty for our sins (Romans 6:23). If we receive Jesus Christ as Savior (John 3:16; Romans 10:9), we will be forgiven and promised an eternal home in heaven (Romans 8:1). What we deserve is hell. What we are given is eternal life in heaven if we come to Christ in faith.

Yes, sometimes bad things happen to people who seem undeserving of them. But God allows things to happen for His reasons, whether or not we understand them. Above all, however, we must remember that God is good, just, loving, and merciful. Often things happen to us that we simply cannot understand. However, instead of doubting God's goodness, our reaction should be to trust Him. ”Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

http://www.gotquestions.org/bad-things-good-people.html

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: #TheIceBucketChallenge
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:06:54 PM
Yes, we should conserve water. We can be aware of what ALS is without wasting water.

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: #TheIceBucketChallenge
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:25:37 AM
What do you think of The Ice Bucket Challenge? It's circulating in social media network and a lot were fascinated and many are still participating. As far as I know, when you are nominated, you also have to donate. But I think most people are just doing it for fun and not donating???Anxious

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: Did god plan with Noah Fail?
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:20:52 AM
Not talking

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: do you smoke ?
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:49:18 AM
Luker4 wrote:
Hi All

Do you smoke?
No, I don't.
did you quit smoking ?
maybe you can't quit smoking ?

you've never smoked ?
I have never tried it and won't try it.

what is your experience and thoughts ?
Smoking is bad for our health. It is like you buy something that'll kill and damage you slowly. Plus, it is EXPENSIVE. lol! :D





“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: DOES GOD EXISTS
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:20:12 AM
D. Kirk wrote:
biba wrote:
Waking up healthy and hopeful each day is already a MIRACLE.


Thanks Biba!- I'm an advanced member but has re-registered.

What I'm to say is to show that some folks saw GOD, and it is not a joke.

But this is from the Bible - ''Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Isreal, and saw the God of Isreal, and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a saphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness''. - This is how God looked like, I think it described Him a bit.

Again this is also from the same Bible - ''And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called him out of the mountain, saying, thus shalt thou sat to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Isreal'' - Someone heard His voice, hence a mortal being heard the voice of an immortal God!

'' EXODUS 24: 16 - 18, this portion talks of the sight of the glory of God which is like a devouring fire.

If anyone could disbelieve these then nothing to add!





Hi D. Kirk,

Thanks~
John 20:29 New International Version (NIV)
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Topic: Should Christians Question Their Beliefs?
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:11:39 AM
Teluu wrote:
biba wrote:
I'm a Christian so deal with it! Peace!


Be in your ignorant shell!


Hello Teluu

It seems like you are proud and loud Atheist. Well, just so you know I am a Christian by heart, mind and spirit. And if you didn't have a good childhood or if you were not loved, it isn't our fault. Open your mind and heart. Christianity isn't all about religion. It is about your personal relationship with God. Stop blaming Christianity with your ignorance to what is happening in the world. Everything happens for a reason.

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29

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