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  1. Hi Luri. I know it might seem confusing, but the Bible makes the claim that Jesus is both God, and The Son of God : 1 John 5:7 [7]For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
  2. What an atrocity! Theese three men have brought more trouble upon themselves... Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
  3. Hi Sue. I wasn't suggesting salvation is a game in which one wins or loses when I mentioned "monergism." Rather, I was stating that I love God's redemptive work in us and through us, it being dependent on him (John 15:5).
  4. Verses that mention peace in the NT :) Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, llive peaceably with all. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God 1Peter 3:11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 1Thessalonians 5:12-13 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves James 3:18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Hebrews 12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 2 Timothy 2:22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
  5. I liked your video; the ant analogy was a well thought out one👍. The intro was fine, however, if it were shorter, It would probably better serve the illustration you were trying to make. God bless you too Lucian.
  6. Good stuff! Because of the verses that follow, I actually never even considered​ that Colossians 1:15 could be twisted to fit a JW standpoint.
  7. I agree, stewardship is important. In fact, 16 of the 38 parables found in the Gospel, revolve around responsibly using what we are gifted.
  8. That's how I view the context of the word "sleep" as well. I find the in body/out of body equation proposed interesting; I'd love for it to be certain. What really gives me peace is Revelation 21:4.
  9. Even so, we can learn more about God by such characteristics as his voice, as well as, why and where he says what he says.
  10. As I think Brian was hinting we read to become closer to him. The word became flesh and dwelt among us John 1:14.
  11. Welcome to the forum Balaco. I believe, as do many others, that the Holy Spirit helps us to understand the Word of God (scriptures) 1 Corinthians 2:14. By reading the Bible, we actively seek him and by repetition and commitment we can understand most of the content in the Bible with confidence. Yes, there is division over scripture within the church, but just because people are flawed this does not even hint that the Word of God is fallible. I just ran across a cool, little guide to studying the Bible that might help. It said we should, before reading, prepare ourselves to take in the Word, which itself is living Hebrews 4:12. When we read or study, there are a few things we can ask ourselves: 1. What is the literal meaning ( if there is one) 2. what is the historical significance 3. what is the context 4. what in the Bible relates or is compatible with what's read 5. Does what you are reading relate to Christ 6. What is it's application in modern times -I know the Bible appears to have contradictions, but when you genuinely seek the truth you can make sense of these "contradictions." -It is also wise to consult those whom are more mature in their faith then you that they might also guide you in scripture. -Be careful however, people love to twist scriptures and take them out of context e.g. prosperity gospel. This is why it is so important you read the Bible often for yourself.
  12. Interesting things I have come across on the web: Most Catholics believe that Christians should pray to saints for intercession based on verses such as Revelations 8:3-4, Revelations 5:8, Psalms 103:20-21, Psalms 148:1-2 as well as Luke 1:28. . http://www.catholic.com/tracts/praying-to-the-saints. None of these say we should pray to anyone other than God. The inserted article argues also that the "Hail Mary" is only a greeting and plea for her to pray on behalf of the church. Also many Catholics feel more comfortable talking to a female figure as opposed to Christ, he being male. http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/why-do-catholics-pray-to-mary. Now, I understand the "Hail Mary" is not a prayer to Mary herself, however, it worries me that it is said so often with just as much emphasis as the Lord's prayer or any other prayer to Jesus (Is that the case in your church TS?).
  13. That's what I'm wondering as well. Being quite familiar with the NT I do not recall any such scripture.
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