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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

There are some verses that speak to this issue. John 14:23, "Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and WE will come to him, ...
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What is the biblical basis for answering questions about Christianity under the ethical rules of conduct on a non-Christian platform on the Internet?

1 Corinthians 9:19-22 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to ...
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What do Christians mean by the expression "to be on fire for God/Jesus/Christ", and is there a Biblical basis for this concept?

From the apostle Paul's second letter to his protégé and son in the faith: I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my ...
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What do Christians mean by the expression "to be on fire for God/Jesus/Christ", and is there a Biblical basis for this concept?

I am reading a book which is a compilation of Aiden W. Tozer's sermons on worship: Whatever Happened to Worship? (1985). In 1962 he preached a series of sermons on "Worship, The Chief End of ...
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Biblical basis of oaths invoking God

In that truly helpful list of scriptures provided by the OP, the one that sums up the entire matter for me is Matthew 5:34-37 where Jesus says not to swear by heaven, nor by earth, nor by Jerusalem, ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

In the beginning, God created Adam from inorganic material (the 'dust of the ground') and breathed into him. It doesn't get more personal than that. Then God gave Adam the best possible instruction (...
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How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism?

How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism (MTD) from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism? Moral Therapeutic Deism is not an official religion and probably no Protestant (or ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Why do Christians debate? Are atheist born like that, shaped like that by the environment or did they choose to become like that? The same question can of course be asked about Christians. Some ...
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What is the biblical basis for consulting psychiatrists to rule out natural explanations before declaring someone demon-possessed?

If I may reword the question in the answer, I think what you want to ask is why it is Biblically consistent to first require a psychiatrist to perform a medical and mental evaluation before involving ...
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What is the biblical basis for answering questions about Christianity under the ethical rules of conduct on a non-Christian platform on the Internet?

Very simply, when speaking among potential believers in the world ("world" = the arena where the Kingdom of God is not obvious, which includes portions of the Internet), we believers follow ...
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Do all instances of the phrase “call on the name” prove that Jesus is God?

Given the long list of scripture quotations given, indicating what "calling upon the name of" meant to the writers of those Bible verses, there is not much that can be added by way of an ...
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What is the biblical basis for consulting psychiatrists to rule out natural explanations before declaring someone demon-possessed?

What is the biblical basis for consulting psychiatrists to rule out natural explanations before declaring someone demon-possessed? Not everything needs to be biblically based. This is not such case. ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Book of Beginnings Genesis is a good place to "begin" a study of personal relationship. And it is here that we find the Creator God fellowshipping with His creatures He has made. From the ...
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Biblical basis of oaths invoking God

Below Are all references I could find that explicitly mention oath(s). NIV version unless indicated otherwise. There is probably some crossover that could be found between oath, pledge, vow, swear, ...
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Do all instances of the phrase “call on the name” prove that Jesus is God?

No: Refuted by Elijah's "competition" with the priests of Baal If you remember, Elijah and the priests of Baal had a competition to see whose god could actually make stuff happen. From 1 ...
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