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Contents include: "prayer"
On or After: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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1 Getting into heaven Answer John 14:6 EdB Wed 04/24/13, 9:03am 236769
  John 14:6 (NKJV)
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

This is probably the most often used verse to support the fact that Jesus is only way to salvation.
Here is another verse that we must be in Jesus for salvation.
John 10:9 (NASB)
9 "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Sin is universal Romans 3:23 (NASB)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 John 1:7-10 (NASB)
7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

Mans righteousness falls short of God's holiness.
Isaiah 64:6 (NASB)
6 For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

When asked the Apostles said this is what must be done for salvation.
Acts 2:37-42 (NASB)
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 "For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."
40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"
41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
2 Help, I'll lose my family. guidance plea Answer Not Specified WErRush Mon 04/29/13, 5:58pm 236857
  I need some guidance.
I am currently booted from my home, because of religious differences. My wife was raised Catholic, me Baptistish. I have recently been worked on by God, and this is continual. But, my wife is calling me religious sickofant, extremist, and many other names, going along with very horrible actions and words while the children are in the same room. She constantly is degrading my family, blaspheming God and interrupting prayers and Bible study, and completely ripping any authority that is ever mustered out of my hands. I asked her to leave several times, with no success, so I had to remove myself for the boys sake. She is very Feministic and has expressed no belief in the Bible.
So, my question is, what should I do. The worldly directions are telling me to have her removed, out of fear for the children (certain past infractions on her part would make this possible.) However, the children would be without their mother, probably forever.
If I don't do that, I risk losing them forever, and supporting her and the boys, because of the tyrannical laws towards husbands.
Any advice would be helpful, and also prayers for our family.
3 Help, I'll lose my family. guidance plea (?)Answered Bible general Archive 4 WErRush Mon 04/29/13, 5:58pm 236858
  I need some guidance.
I am currently booted from my home, because of religious differences. My wife was raised Catholic, me Baptistish. I have recently been worked on by God, and this is continual. But, my wife is calling me religious sickofant, extremist, and many other names, going along with very horrible actions and words while the children are in the same room. She constantly is degrading my family, blaspheming God and interrupting prayers and Bible study, and completely ripping any authority that is ever mustered out of my hands. I asked her to leave several times, with no success, so I had to remove myself for the boys sake. She is very Feministic and has expressed no belief in the Bible.
So, my question is, what should I do. The worldly directions are telling me to have her removed, out of fear for the children (certain past infractions on her part would make this possible.) However, the children would be without their mother, probably forever.
If I don't do that, I risk losing them forever, and supporting her and the boys, because of the tyrannical laws towards husbands.
Any advice would be helpful, and also prayers for our family.
4 Help, I'll lose my family. guidance plea Answer Bible general Archive 4 DocTrinsograce Mon 04/29/13, 6:16pm 236859
  Hi, WerRush...

The forum is not suited for personal counsel. It would be best for you see your pastor or church elders.

In Him, Doc
5 please explain was that only the jews Answer Ex 22:29 EdB Thu 05/2/13, 12:09pm 236879
  Yes it was only for Jews, it was part of the LAW.
Jesus fulfilled the Law and freed those of us that are in Christ Jesus from the consequence of the Law.

However today in many church young children are brought forth, not just the first born, but all and are dedicated or consecrated to the Lord. The idea here is to make the committment that child will be raised in a Godly manner and the unified prayer is that they will grow up and become righteous man servants or maid servants to the most high God our Lord and Savior Jesus.
6 Who can give communion as per the Bible? Note NT general DocTrinsograce Fri 05/3/13, 8:23am 236896
  Dear STA,

I think I understand. That is a somewhat different question.

Redemptive history is all about what the Lord God has done. He has made dead men living (Ephesians 2:1) and brought estranged men together (Ephesians 2:15), building them together as a temple, made without hands, of which they are living stones, with Christ as the corner stone (Ephesians 2:20). This isn't a matter of man's doing, but entirely a matter of God's doing.

Communion is, as the very word implies, something that we do in participation with one another. We are the church -- the called out ones. When we take communion, we are submitting to our Lord in obedience in His presence, the presence of the church, and even in the presence of the world. It is a picture of the gospel.

God takes His pictures very seriously see 1 Corinthians 11. That would be sufficient reason enough for us to be very careful. However, another good reason is that the purity of the church is something that we and our leadership have responsibility. Therefore, we use various means to maintain this purity in honor to our Lord; and in showing mercy to the uninformed or unrepentant. This is one of the most important purposes for church discipline.

Consequently, the churches who properly understand these things will make every effort to insure that their people are members in good standing of the church. Things like excommunication have at its root a restorative objective. In addition, the churches also make an effort to instruct the ignorant with essential doctrines. This is done formally through catechism, or less formerly through some kind of new-believers classes.

If you administer communion to yourself, you would be obviating these purposes, and contravening the picture of the gospel, and walking in disobedience to the purposes of our Lord in establishing the ordinances. I would be less than loving and compassionate for you in your plight if I failed to warn you away from this course of action.

Instead, I commend to you three possible choices. Consider them prayerfully.

1. Be baptized, catechized, etc. in the church in which you attend.
2. Find another church in which to follow through with baptism and instruction.
3. If you have already been baptized, attend a communion service at a church that practices open communion (i.e., one that will open the communion table to you under your current circumstances).
4. Simply do not take communion at all, in preference to a failure of omission, rather than an sinful act of commission.

In the mean time, we in the forum will be praying for you.

In Him, Doc
7 marry or not Note Eph 5:3 Edwin Sun 05/5/13, 8:55am 236908
 
Preparing for Marriage

The following verses will I am sure be of help.

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
Eph 5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in everything.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Eph 5:28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself
Eph 5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord [does] the church.
Eph 5:30 For we are members of His body, [fn] of His flesh and of His bones.
Eph 5:31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." [fn]
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife [see] that she respects [her] husband.

1Pe 3:1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,
1Pe 3:2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
1Pe 3:3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel--
1Pe 3:4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
1Pe 3:5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
1Pe 3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
1Pe 3:7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with [them] with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as [being] heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

Gen 2:18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone:

When the Lord made Adam He endowed him with certain of, but not all of the Divine qualities. When He made Eve He endowed her with the remainder of His qualities, a different set, His intention being that when they came together as, "one flesh", this new man/woman unit would posses, "all", of the Divine qualities

The expression, "one flesh", although including sexual union, means a great deal more than that.

The woman is complementary to the man, she is neither superior, nor inferior, she is his equal, it is God's intention that each should put the other before self, and endeavor to behave towards each other as,

1Cr 13:4 Love suffers long [and] is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
1Cr 13:5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
1Cr 13:6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
1Cr 13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Every blessing to you both.

Edwin.

8 Overflowing with Gratefulness to God? Note Col 2:7 DocTrinsograce Wed 05/8/13, 1:12pm 236963
  "What would happen if I crossed your path tomorrow morning? Would I encounter someone who was an alert and thankful observer of answered prayer, someone who in a pronounced way was grateful for God's many mercies?

"We want to continue throughout the day expressing gratefulness for the innumerable manifestations of God's grace. It's as if God is placing sticky-notes in our lives everywhere. How alert and perceptive of them are you?

"Are you a thankful observer of the countless indications of His provision, His presence, His kindness, and His grace? An ungrateful person is a proud person. If I'm ungrateful, I'm arrogant.

"And if I'm arrogant, I need to remember God doesn't sympathize with me in that arrogance; He is opposed to the proud. Let each of us recognize every day that whatever grace we receive from God is so much more than we're worthy of, and indescribably better than the hell we all deserve." --C. J. Mahaney, from Humility: True Greatness (2005)
9 Faith healing, by his stripes we are? Answer Is 53:5 EdB Fri 05/10/13, 8:11am 236983
  If you read 1 peter 2:24 in context you can see it is talking of a spiritual healing.
1 Peter is basically a quote of Is 53:5.

Many healing ministries have used Is 53:5 in an attempt to increase faith and it leaves some like you questioning what is taking place.

God is our healer Exodus 15:26 (NASB)
26 And He said, "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer."

There is healing in the atonement but it does not have to be manifested instantly or even in our bodies here on earth. But if we die believing in Christ are healing is guaranteed in heaven.

We should always seek God's healing and then trust in God that first God heard our prayer for healing, and that God is moving in our lives to make all things work to our good because we love God and are called to His purpose.

In all things seek God first not a manifestation of God such as healing but first seek God with all you heart mind and spirit and allow God to be God in your life.
10 According to Jesus, can we eat pork? Note 1 Tim 4:4 EdB Fri 05/17/13, 9:21am 237093
  1 Tim 4:4 For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.
1 Tim 4:5 For it is hallowed and consecrated by the Word of God and by prayer.

It says everything God has created is good. It further says prayer hallows and consecrates it.

It says nothing is to be discarded or rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.

I think this is pretty inclusive!
11 faith in answered prayers,knowing that i Note Not Specified Teresa Silman Fri 05/17/13, 5:19pm 237095
  Trusting in the Lord for answered prayers.I have a special pray,and I try so hard to claim it in his name,and know that he will take care of it.Theres still apart of me that worries about it.I love my Father,but still learning so much.
12 faith in answered prayers,knowing that i (?)Answered Bible general Archive 4 Teresa Silman Fri 05/17/13, 5:19pm 237096
  Trusting in the Lord for answered prayers.I have a special pray,and I try so hard to claim it in his name,and know that he will take care of it.Theres still apart of me that worries about it.I love my Father,but still learning so much.
13 faith in answered prayers,knowing that i Answer Bible general Archive 4 DocTrinsograce Fri 05/17/13, 5:47pm 237097
  Hi, Teresa...

Welcome to the forum!

Don't worry about "claiming" things. The Scripture never tells us to do that. That is a false teaching popular among televangelists and their like.

Instead, express your dependency on the Lord in your prayers. Our prayers about who He is.

Let me suggest a short book that will be helpful to you. It was written over 470 years ago. Since then it has been a blessing of instruction for believers all over the world:

"A Simple Way to Pray" by Martin Luther (1535)

http://garrettperks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/ASimpleWaytoPrayView.pdf

Luther explains how to pray using the Word itself.

In Him, Doc
14 According to Jesus, can we eat pork? Answer 1 Tim 4:4 DocTrinsograce Sat 05/18/13, 9:59am 237099
  Hi, onthebrink...

I taught my children to distinguish between the words, can, may, and ought. The words are so different that it will make a huge difference in the answers you are seeking.

A Jew could eat pork if he chose to do so.

A Jew might eat pork at some point in the future.

A Jew ought never to eat pork for it is proscribed by the law (Leviticus 11:7-8).

I will assume that you are using the colloquialism "Can we eat pork?" (sic) to mean, "Is the eating of pork prohibited in the New Testament?"

The Biblical basis of our liberty would be:

"And He [Christ] said to them, 'Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?'" (Mark 7:18-19a) Then Mark asserts "Thus He declared all foods clean." (Mark 7:19b) Paul additionally asserts, "I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself" (Romans 14:14a NASB). Nonetheless, we limit our liberty to eat and drink anything in deference to the conscience of our brothers (Romans 14:21).

I would go on to add one more point relative to the pastoral epistolary references:

Prayers of consecration do not transform unclean food into clean food. (Doing something in the natural in order to achieve a supernatural affect is what we call magic. We surely want nothing to do with that kind of junk.) Paul writes, "For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer." (1 Timothy 4:4-5 NASB); and, as Paul states in another epistle, "To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled." (Titus 1:15 NASB) The impurity is not inherent in the nature of the food itself, rather the issue is in the heart of the person eating -- food is impure when eaten without gratitude to and dependence on the Father; i.e., failing to honor and be grateful to God in His Providence like heathens do (Romans 1:21). On the contrary, the apostle says of the redeemed, "he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God." (Romans 14:6b NASB)

In Him, Doc
15 Making Light of Sin Note Jer 8:11 Jesusfriend Sat 05/18/13, 3:32pm 237100
  Doc, I don't know how you came to that conclusion reading my post. The bible, which all Christians should take as the only means of true salvation is the only place I get my information. You will very rarely hear me quoting anybody but scripture. I have spent my life studying the bible. I have read many famous Christian authors to my utter disappointment, but on the other hand reading Christian authors gives one the assurance that following man will not lead us to God. I am not saying that reading other Christian writings outside the bible are bad, BUT! we must have our priorities straight and match every word we read about God to His loving word, not the other way around. There are many places in scripture where we are admonished to be perfect, not in a man made sense of "I will sin until I die and still be 'saved'", but in a "he that sinneth is of the devil".
I have one question for you sir, When you ask for forgiveness from God during a whole night of praying on your knees before God, or even just a short prayer of forgiveness, how many sins do you have left? Are you not sinless at that moment, if you say you are not sinless at that moment you do not believe Jesus promises and therefore your faith is presumption which has been handed down by man and not God's word.
Spurgeon was a great author, but he along with the majority of professors of Christianity are in great error on the most important subject for any Christian, which is "what must I do to be 'saved'". It matters not who preaches the error, it is still error. Jesus did say that the majority of Christians will be lost, and this is the reason. There is nowhere in the bible that tells me I can not ever stop sinning, but it does say that if I do live without sinning and brag about it then I am sinning. I will never say that I am sinless, because a Christians life is all about others not self. When self is dead, which is what baptism is all about, there is no sin. There is no half death either. Most people who are baptised are burried alive, and come out of the water the same as they went in. The thought that we can never overcome all sin in our lives is from the devil not God nor His word. Please read all the overcome verses in Revelation. What must we overcome to receive these blessings? a couple sins? or all sin in our lives. Remember only few followed Jesus when He was alive, and He promised that only few will be "saved".
16 Not how they pray, but how they think Note Jer 17:7 DocTrinsograce Wed 05/22/13, 4:05pm 237128
  "He who comes to God in prayer, comes not in a spirit of self-assertion, but in a spirit of trustful dependence. No one ever addressed God in prayer thus: 'O God, Thou knowest that I am the architect of my own fortunes and the determiner of my own destiny. Thou mayest indeed do something to help me in the securing of my purposes after I have decided upon them. But my heart is my own, and Thou canst not intrude into it; my will is my own, and Thou canst not bend it. When I wish Thy aid, I will call on Thee for it. Meanwhile, Thou must await my pleasure.' Men may reason somewhat like this; but that is not the way they pray." --Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851-1921)
17 Prayer Request Note Not Specified DocTrinsograce Fri 05/24/13, 6:33am 237133
  Let us be in prayer for those affected by the tornados in Oklahoma recently:

http://networkedblogs.com/LvaGr

(Please leave as a "question" for a few days.)
18 Prayer Request (?)Answered Bible general Archive 4 DocTrinsograce Fri 05/24/13, 6:33am 237146
  Let us be in prayer for those affected by the tornados in Oklahoma recently:

http://networkedblogs.com/LvaGr

(Please leave as a "question" for a few days.)
19 Tried and Proved, or On Your Own Note Prov 13:14 DocTrinsograce Sat 05/25/13, 4:05pm 237138
  "Men must interpret to the best of their ability each particular part of Scripture separately, and then combine all that the Scriptures teach upon every subject into a consistent whole, and then adjust their teachings upon different subjects in mutual consistency as parts of a harmonious system. Every student of the Bible must do this, and all make it obvious that they do it by the terms they use in their prayers and religious discourse, whether they admit or deny the propriety of human creeds and confessions. If they refuse the assistance afforded by the statements of doctrine slowly elaborated and defined by the Church, they must make out their own creed by their own unaided wisdom. The real question is not, as often pretended, between the word of God and the creed of man, but between the tried and proved faith of the collective body of God's people, and the private judgment and the unassisted wisdom of the repudiator of creeds." --A. A. Hodge, from A Short History of Creeds and Confessions (1869)
20 Salvation is not by works Answer Matt 6:12 DocTrinsograce Sun 05/26/13, 11:46am 237140
  Hi, Bill...

You correctly know from a broader reading of Scripture that salvation is not acquired by what we do, but rather by what God has done. On the other hand, we know that the Sermon on the Mount is Christ instructing His church. The passage you mention is what is called a model prayer. We know that this particular verse cannot mean that our forgiveness of others is the basis on which God forgives us (Matthew 5:7). On the contrary, a person cannot believe that he is the recipient of divine forgiveness if he is withholding forgiveness of others. (Think about the other teachings of Christ, and see if you can find additional reasons for this.) What a blessing, therefore, is teaching the disciple of Christ to seek a daily forgiveness of our failings, along with the reminder that we are to extend no less to those who have wronged us. Remember, we are made in the image of God. Someone once said that God sees His own image reflected in us when we forgive and forebear as He has done with us. Consequently, Christ instructs us elsewhere to resolve our differences with men even before we come to the Lord to resolve our differences with Him (Mark 11:25).

Perhaps one way of thinking of it is that we are seeing a description of the disciple of Christ rather than a prescription of how to become a disciple of Christ. People are always getting the two mixed up, and it is that sort of confusion on which many cults are based. A true disciple of Christ recognizes the debt forgiven him by God, so he finds it easy to forgive the debts of people. Thus we make an effort to insure that the description fits, not because it makes us right with God, but because God has already done the work. We bear the fruit of righteousness, because God has changed our very DNA -- so to speak (Matthew 7:17-18).

In Him, Doc
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