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Everyone who wants to believe they can work their way into God's grace always ends up quoting Scripture from the book of James without any context. Religious cults operate this way as well, in order to make their followers believe that they need to conform to a solid program of 'biblical' works - which ALWAYS fosters an attitude of division and elitism - ...


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If you stop sinning and believe in Jesus, you will be saved. There is that only way. If you keep sinning, the death is the punishment. Jesus said everything that one needs to understand, he said to keep the law, and that anybody who would change the law will be taken apart from the Kingdom of God. He also said that if you are angry at your neighbour, it's as ...


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James 1;22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 2;19,20,21,22,23,26 a. 19 Thou believest that there is one God, thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble. b. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? c. 21 Was not ...


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The Transformation of Salvation It is important to note that, according to the Bible, the following things occur at the moment of salvation by faith alone: We, who were once dead, are **made alive in Christ - "When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our* ...


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It sounds like you think you are going to fail at choosing a church. Like anything, if you think you are going to fail, most likely you are going to fail. A church is a family. With many problems and differences like any other family. What was the Church like in the 1st century? I don't see it any different than today. 1) Jews and Gentiles had their ...


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In 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 Paul says 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” Church membership is how we know who is and isn't a believer. The church, as a whole, is charged with the task of declaring who is and isn't a ...


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here is a thread running thought this discussion concerning wine being corrupted or spoiled-contaminated and new wine being pure, unadulterated. In the Wedding of Cana Bible story (John 2:1-11) the wedding party runs out of wine. Mary advises Jesus of the situation 6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each ...



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