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Not everyone who calls the Lord Lord Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven as says Matthew 7:21(NKJV). That would be the same as calling your self a Christian,but not really be one. 2 Corinthians 13:5(NKJV) says to examine yourselves to see whether you are in faith,in other words if you are really a true Christian. So how do we examine ourselves to see if ...


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The short answer: universal atonement. It is a doctrine which, as far as I can tell, has been systematically edged out of the western church as the doctrines of Calvinism have become the de facto standard. Personally, my beliefs reflect a bit of each of Calvinism and Arminianism. Universal atonement is a fundamental part of the Arminian system and has a ...


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Where does the concept of “unconditional love toward others” come from? There are various levels in the expression of love. Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. At the other extreme we have love for enemies. Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, ...


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I would submit that the numerous times God forgave Israel, the love he expressed to David even after sinning, and ultimately the very fact that a plan of salvation was established from the very beginning, all point to and demonstrate unconditional love The need of repentance and "process", assuming you're speaking of Titus 3:4-7, is that plan of salvation ...


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John's Gospel Chapter 1 tells us that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (v1) and that this Word became flesh and dwelt among us (v14). So Christians beleve the Birth of Christ entailed the Incarnation (becoming flesh) of God Himself as a human person. This, if true, was one of the most important things ever to ...


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Christmas isn't a birthday party. It is a feast day for the incarnation of the logos as mentioned in: John 1:14 NIV The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. It could be celebrated on any day. The reasons the day in December ...


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Please see Vaikra (Leviticus) 15:31 and Bemidbar (Numbers) 19:13. It is being implied there. 31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile My tabernacle that is in the midst of them. 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead, even the body of any man that is dead, and ...


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I can think of no better Bible passage which teaches the concept of two types of forgiveness than one which includes the words of the Lord Jesus himself, who is the provider of forgiveness to all by virtue of his redemptive blood which was shed at Calvary. From the NASB Updated Bible: Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, ...


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The primary basis is Acts 28:11–31, part of which is quoted below: 11 After three months we set sail in a ship that had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the twin gods as a figurehead. 12 Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13 And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhegium. And after one day a south wind ...


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"human effort does not oppose God's grace" = TRUE, when the effort is a result of faith in God's grace. For instance, Paul the apostle repeatedly wrote about how hard he worked as a result of God's grace, that is, knowing that God would undertake for him. God graciously gives us gifts and empowers us to use them according to His will: Romans 12:6 ...


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As George Mueller, that great man of prayer and faith, observed long ago, the key to being in the "center" of God's will is to have no will of your own. By that he did not mean we should ask God to take away our decision-making ability! He meant simply when seeking God's will in, say, whom we should marry, that we put his will above ours. Putting slips of ...


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Very good question in which this is a prime example of the bible working together and I will address something crucial that I'm surprised no one has mentioned before! Let us begin with first two commandments: "You shall have no other gods before me" - Exodus 20:3-6 (in summary idolatry is condemned) now if you were to read verses saying sorcery/witchcraft ...



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