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The End of the World?!

- Ever since, this is one topic of interest to Bible believers

- Speculations on the matter at different times since the early centuries of Christianity have flourished extending almost 2000 years.

- Hence the question, “…Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2 Peter 3:4)

- More mystifying is what our Lord said, “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Mat 24:34)

 

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Faith or Unbelief

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Posted Jul 26, 2008 at 3:59:54 AM
Subject: Faith or Unbelief
When Moses disobeyed the Lord and struck the rock, God charged him with unbelief. Num 20:12. When the children of Israel disobeyed the Lord, they were not able to enter The Promised Land, because of unbelief. Heb 3:19. Unbelief comes out of an evil heart. Heb 3:12. [b]Disobedience = Unbelief[/b] [b]Obedience = Faith[/b] Rom 16:26 refers to "the obedience of faith." "By faith Abraham...obeyed." Heb 11:8. "Even so, faith if it hath not works is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father [b]JUSTIFIED BY WORKS [/b]when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? [b]Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and BY WORKS was faith made perfect?[/b] And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, [b]ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD[/b], and it was imputed to him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God...For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." James 2. God told Abraham to sacrifice his son, and Abraham was ready to be obedient to the voice of God. Obedience to the Word of God is true faith. "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." Rom 3:31. Elohiym said, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." Ex 20:8. [b]Jesus said, "AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE;[/b] In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Mk 16:17,18. God is calling His sheep back to His Word and away from the traditions of the denominational system, which He calls, "The Mother of harlots." She has traded much of the Word of God for her traditions. "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, [b]COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE[/b], that ye be not partakers of her sins ("the transgression of the law" 1 John 3:4) and that ye receive not of [b]HER PLAGUES[/b]. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." ([b]lawlessness[/b]) Rev 18:4,5. Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." John 10:27. How do we "Come out?" By doing as the Bereans: "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, searching the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11. Let us embrace His every Word, alone - Jesus is The Word of God. John 1:1. When we embrace His Word, we embrace Him. "And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God." Rev 19:13.
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cristinolese
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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 4:26:04 AM
Are not [b]PRIDE[/b] and [b]HUMILITY[/b] (in the eyes of God) to be considered first before the following? Disobedience Unbelief Faith Works And from the foregoing comes the following: TRUTH SATANIC deceptions Then the plan of God in the beginning would be revealed to its ending. Welcome to a hale and hearty discussion about God and the way of attaining His eternal kingdom.
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herald
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Posted: Jul 26, 2008 5:57:30 AM
"[b]A new heart[/b] also will I give you and [b]a new spirit[/b] will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. [b]And I will put My Spirit within you[/b], and [b]CAUSE YOU[/b] to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments and do them." Ezek 36:26,27. When His Spirit is within us, He empowers us to obey His Word - His law. In Psalm 119, the word, "Word," is used, interchangeably with "statutes," "law," "commandments," Precepts," "judgments," "testimonies." His Word = His law. The Holy Spirit will never lead us into sin, or, "the transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4. Jesus said, "Not every one that saith, Lord, Lord, shall enter (Rev 22:14) into the kingdom of heaven,[b] but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven[/b]. [b]MANY[/b] will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? [b]and in Thy name done many wonderful works[/b]? And then will I profess unto them, [b]I NEVER KNEW YOU[/b]: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." ([b]lawlessness[/b]) Mt 7:21-23. "And hereby we do know that we know Him, [b]IF we keep His commandments[/b]. He that saith, [b]I KNOW HIM[/b] and keepeth not His commandments, is a[b] LIAR[/b] and the Truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby we do know that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked." 1 John 2:3-6. The children of Israel, Jesus, His disciples and the New Testament Christians kept the Sabbath holy, and so must we. They were baptized in the Holy Spirit and performed great miracles, which glorified our Saviour. We are not to pick and choose what we will obey. If He is our Lord, we will obey His every Word. "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law...He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:4,8. "AS far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions ("of the law") from us...[b]TO SUCH AS KEEP HIS COVENANT AND TO THOSE THAT REMEMBER HIS COMMANDMENTS TO DO THEM[/b]." Ps 103. [b]Covenants have conditions[/b]. "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me." Ga 2:20. "What shall we say then? [b] Shall we continue in sin ("the transgression of the law") that grace may abound[/b]? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin love any longer therein?" Rom 6:1. Jesus said, "If ye love Me, keep My commandments." John 14:15. Jesus said, "He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him." John 14:21. "By [i]this[/i] we know that we love the children of God (Greatest Commandment #2), when we love God (#1) and keep His commandments. For this is love that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous." 1 John 5:2,3. "And this is love that we walk after His commandments." 2 John 6. The Apostle John wrote, "Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have [b]RIGHT[/b] to the tree of life,[b] AND MAY ENTER IN[/b] through the gates into the city." Rev 22:14. [b]HIS WORDS [/b]- not mine.
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