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1 Corinthians 13 is one of those chapters that tends to be read at weddings and get taken out of context. Because of its association with weddings, many associate it with romantic love, and David Stratton is right to say clearly that this is not what Paul was thinking about. If you look at chapter 12, you'll see that Paul was addressing the issue of the ...


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Since Paul didn't expand on this, the best we can do is to review what noted theologians have said about this. To get some good answers, you really need to look no further than Bible commentaries. Bear in mind that the type of love here is agape love, which is also translated as charity, or selfless love. It's not speaking of romantic love as on "love ...


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By studying Christ's teachings on love, we can get a better understanding of the belief of love. He gives us an idea of how strong his love us for us in John 15, as well as guidance on how to love one another. He loves us as the Father loves him. If we obey, we remain in his love. He states we're his friends and that everything he's learned from his ...


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I checked through the posts here, but didn't see any mention of Christian Meditation as taught by John Main, a Benedictine monk. It has a worldwide following and in my city there are more than 40 groups which meet on a weekly basis: http://www.wccm.org/ It's a form of mantra meditation and is very similar to Transcendental Meditation; the main difference I ...


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What is the minimum amount of action required to get in to heaven? Follow the Ten Commandments. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. (2 Jo 1:6 NKJV) Some friends say that you need to be attending church regularly, praying, repenting, and ...


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* All references from the New English Translation (NET Bible) According to the Scriptures, to be saved, we must: He said, "The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel!" (Mark 1:15) In other words, we are justified by faith (Romans 3:21-4:25): We are justified, declared righteous, at the moment of our ...


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The basic issue is this: If you don't share the nature of God, going to heaven will be impossible. But just imagine that it was, and you went to heaven without sharing God's nature, then it would actually be torture: God revealed to you in all His power, Glory and Holiness would be an unbearable terror - seeing eternal realities with clarity would ...


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The real question is, where do your friends get their answers? Anyone can have their own ideas of how to get to heaven, but how do they know their ideas coincide with God? We must go to what God has said in his Word. Without throwing too many verses at you, I can tell you that your first group of friends give a "heaven attendance requirement" that is ...



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