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Yes, it's in the heart. But, faith without works is dead. And the work we do is by obeying God's commands. From the Book of Hebrews, how did the patriarchs show they had faith? By their works. If we have faith, we will naturally have the works. We have faith that God's commands are real, so we show our faith by following those commands.

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21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Only those that does the will of God shall enter the kingdom of heaven. If we don't do His will, but follow our own, then we are those that practice lawlessness. What is God's will from the beginning? Obedience.
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your thoughts on In Touch ministries by Pastor Charles Stanley. I just discovered his devotional in addition to his YouTube sermons.
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I agree, without grace, there is no salvation. There is also no faith without works. I would think part of "obedience" is obeying the 10 Commandments. Every time someone asked Jesus what they must do to be saved, did Jesus ever only say that they're saved by grace? No, Jesus always tells them some things they must do. And this includes keeping the commandments.

Keeping the Sabbath is actually not a legalistic observance. God rested on the 7th day way before (about 2000 years) the Mosaic regulations and statutes were in place. God blessed the 7th day and made it holy when the world was created. All He wants from us is to remember it and keep it holy.

Did Jesus keep the Sabbath? Yes. Did the Apostles keep the Sabbath? Yes. Why not us?

Did the Bible ever say we just have to keep the Sabbath in our hearts? No. Did the Bible every say we can stop keeping the Sabbath? No. Did the Bible tell us to start going to church on Sundays? No. So, where are all of these ideas coming from? Sometimes, we just take the freedom and liberty of interpreting the Bible a little too far to suit our own needs and desires.

Not all of those tho called out "Lord, Lord" were saved...
all good points to be considered. along with the actual date of Christmas...which actually originated from a pagan holiday called Christ's Mass - where all evil was 'allowed' for a few days. I'd say it's about the heart. The Bible says that that's what He looks at anyway. Simply going to church for me doesn't always do something drastic. I have to desire to receive from Him and worship Him.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/22/2015 at 11:01am
I agree, without grace, there is no salvation. There is also no faith without works. I would think part of "obedience" is obeying the 10 Commandments. Every time someone asked Jesus what they must do to be saved, did Jesus ever only say that they're saved by grace? No, Jesus always tells them some things they must do. And this includes keeping the commandments.

Keeping the Sabbath is actually not a legalistic observance. God rested on the 7th day way before (about 2000 years) the Mosaic regulations and statutes were in place. God blessed the 7th day and made it holy when the world was created. All He wants from us is to remember it and keep it holy.

Did Jesus keep the Sabbath? Yes. Did the Apostles keep the Sabbath? Yes. Why not us?

Did the Bible ever say we just have to keep the Sabbath in our hearts? No. Did the Bible every say we can stop keeping the Sabbath? No. Did the Bible tell us to start going to church on Sundays? No. So, where are all of these ideas coming from? Sometimes, we just take the freedom and liberty of interpreting the Bible a little too far to suit our own needs and desires.

Not all of those tho called out "Lord, Lord" were saved...
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...it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation.
I'm not asking IF, but HOW keeping the sabbath is directly related to salvation. How is the sabbath to be kept? How is it being violated?

The Sabbath Day is Saturday (technically sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). But most Christians keep Sunday as their day of worship. On what day are these people keeping the Sabbath? And how is that different from which day Jesus and the disciples kept the Sabbath?
I'd say it's a heart thing. man looks on the outward appearance/performance/rituals but God looks at the heart. I think the important thing to think about is to focus more on the relationship of knowing Jesus vs an O.T. almost legalistic view. While it is a command to keep the sabbath, obedience is better than sacrifice. Loving one another as Christ loves us is better than church attendance. It is by no means essential nor possible to receive salvation from anything other than Grace, and not by keeping the sabbath.
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Originally posted by lightning80

...it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation.
I'm not asking IF, but HOW keeping the sabbath is directly related to salvation. How is the sabbath to be kept? How is it being violated?

The Sabbath Day is Saturday (technically sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). But most Christians keep Sunday as their day of worship. On what day are these people keeping the Sabbath? And how is that different from which day Jesus and the disciples kept the Sabbath?
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wow. what a quote from Abraham Lincoln. so wise due to remaining in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. I'm reading a book now called ''The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life" by Charles Stanley. Read it, you just might question the validity of your salvation. I know I have.
What has Stanley written that has caused you to "question the validity" of your salvation?
I grew up in church. obeying my parents and for the most part being good. I didn't really understand Jesus as my savior, just a friend. I guess a good friend He was, because the Holy Spirit produced His fruit in my life. However, I went through a period of rebellion. running away from home and questioning God's love for me. years later after coasting through many a church service and even narrating for our Choir twice, I began to grow tired of trying to be good. "For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do good but cannot carry it out." Romans 7:18. I would hear the voice of the Holy Spirit but would easily choose my own will. The book I mentioned has challenged the way I thought of what Jesus has done for me, and now I realize I cannot produce righteousness in and of myself, or any of the other fruit. NOTHING! I thought for a long time I needed Christ in me so I could try harder. close, but so far and frustrating.
Now, thanks to Charles Stanley opening up about his own experience of trying hard. well regimented dose of physical exercise, vitamins, healthy eating, reading the word, being a pastor... I'm learning to depend on Him more. (sorry for the book.) (this is the rough draft, lol.)
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Originally posted by lightning80

...it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation.
I'm not asking IF, but HOW keeping the sabbath is directly related to salvation. How is the sabbath to be kept? How is it being violated?
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sgreen,

go back and look at the passage from Mk 2 that you mentioned. what was Jesus addressing? not about whether the Sabbath needs to kept or not, but HOW the Sabbath should be kept. when the young rich man asked Jesus how he can have eternal life, what was the 1st thing Jesus said? "you know the commandments...". it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation. and, the bible has keeping the Sabbath as part of the commandments, does it not? Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath (also in Mk 2), and did he keep the Sabbath? what about the apostles? why do we think some Roman emperor knew better than Jesus and the Apostles and stopped worshiping on the Sabbath a few centuries later? somebody just took the Lord of Sabbath out of the picture...
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^ I don't know what he wrote. But most Christians should question the validity of their salvation because most Christians are not keeping the 10 Commandments. The 4th Commandment would disqualify more than 90% of all Christians.
How does the keeping of the 10 Commandments bear on a person's salvation? Is it not Jesus Christ alone who saves us? Is he not Lord also of the sabbath? Did he not say that the sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath (Mk 2:27)? Jesus criticized the Pharisees for not understanding God's view of the sabbath (Mt 12, Mk 2 & Lk 6). According to Jesus, what is the significance of the sabbath to your salvation?
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^ I don't know what he wrote. But most Christians should question the validity of their salvation because most Christians are not keeping the 10 Commandments. The 4th Commandment would disqualify more than 90% of all Christians.
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Originally posted by snowboardslider

wow. what a quote from Abraham Lincoln. so wise due to remaining in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. I'm reading a book now called ''The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life" by Charles Stanley. Read it, you just might question the validity of your salvation. I know I have.
What has Stanley written that has caused you to "question the validity" of your salvation?
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went down with the Army to take the ASVAB. by God's grace and with much prayer and dependance on Him, I did very well. ready for the next step.
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God is good. James 4:10. Jeremiah 29:11-13. He lead me to locate the paperwork I needed to get a waiver to join the Marine Corps. Object acquired!!
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wow. what a quote from Abraham Lincoln. so wise due to remaining in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. I'm reading a book now called ''The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life" by Charles Stanley. Read it, you just might question the validity of your salvation. I know I have.
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"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.  We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity.  We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown.  But we have forgotten God.  We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!" Abraham Lincoln 1863
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I posted about Secret Church last year as well. It's a really neat experience. It's a 6+ hour learning experience from David Platt. Usually there are times of worship interleaved the teaching and usually some sort of cause to support/pray for.

This year there was a security threat so they had to move locations. It's always a powerful time.
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I've seen the Secret Church mentioned on here before, but haven't really looked into it. Were you able to participate? If so, how was it?
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Is anyone going to be apart of the Secret Church Simulcast tonight?
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Happy & Blessed Easter, y'all!
PS: This is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were missing. ~Mitch Hedberg
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He is risen!! God bless everyone.
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Found another verse about light.

John 1:4-5
   In Him was life, and the life was the light of Men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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To expand on that, here's something to think about.

Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and Light)

why salt
- sweat consists of salt: we must work and get dirty and share the Gospel
- salt seasons food: the purpose is to add to food and make it better, like we can do in our society.
- salt preserves: we need to hold back from corruption
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- light shines in the darkness
- light actually draws attention to something else: draw others to the face of Jesus
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Romans 10:14-15

"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'"

Remember to be bold in sharing the gospel and be encouraged that regardless the outcome God is still good!
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Just found this forum, gotta say it was encouraging to see and i hope everyone gets encouragement out of this as well.
Welcome and God bless!
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Just found this forum, gotta say it was encouraging to see and i hope everyone gets encouragement out of this as well.
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Has anyone noticed how God himself changes throughout the Bible? The grace he shows becomes more and more evident as time went on. And His power is shown in more and more ways.
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^ I don't think so, you need bitterness, rage and anger to succeed in the USMC.  Did you get your braces removed yet?  I have pliers and am ready to assist.

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ha, you're probably right about that. I can't wait to crush someone with a pugil stick. Rah! yes, the braces are FINALLY off! I do look forward to seeing Jarhead, but I'm thinking about saving F.M.J. for after boot. don't want to get any wrong ideas in my head. for the record, I awoke at 0400 this morning after hitting the rack at 2000. did like 3-400 squats yesterday and will be doing pushups with a goal of 500. I intersperse them with a game of tetris for every set of 5. (squats was a set of 10)
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^ I don't think so, you need bitterness, rage and anger to succeed in the USMC.  Did you get your braces removed yet?  I have pliers and am ready to assist.

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update on my progress in the Celebrate Recovery program. With every experience, I learn more and more about the denial I've lived in for most of my life and the wounds are starting to heal through Jesus Christ, whom I am a firm believer in. The Holy Spirit is showing me how to 'put aside all bitterness, rage, and anger.' a good step to climb before joining the USMC, eh?
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well said, er, quoted Sgreen.
so I've been on a roller coaster for a while now. attending a group called celebrate recovery for Co-Dependency. great meetings. the more I learn about my hurts, habits, and hang-ups, the more I realize my need for and acceptance of what Jesus did for me.
my life started spinning out of control. loosing sanity, peace, and joy as I continued to pursue what I thought I needed, right now - the United States Marine Corps.
I still feel God will allow me to join eventually, but after the completion of the Celebrate Recovery program. struggling now to just accept the love God has for me, and walk in His peace, thanking Him for every second of every day. #SerenityPrayer
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Stephen Hawking: "Religion is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." To which John Lennox replied, "Atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the light." Smile
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My wife and I were having a similar discussion yesterday. She is struggling with our church because her friends at the church don't show much resemblance of Christ. They go to the services, help out at satellite churches, go on mission trips; but they don't treat her or other members with such kindness, compassion, selflessness, etc.

It's sad to see how someone who already believes is unhappy with being around leaders of the church so how are those that are trying or wanting to believe supposed to react.

The even sadder part is that this is probably common in more churches than one would think.
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Sorry humblerooster. The second quote should go to your credit. My apologies.


I was reading how people break up into two groups. The greedy and the generous. That's who people are in the core and their actions show it.
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Sorry humblerooster. The second quote should go to your credit. My apologies.
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Just look at our politics and our legal system, for two examples.

Originally posted by ??


Seems like people don't care for one another as much. Everything is becoming so competitive that people are more worried about themselves instead of caring and serving others.


And this is nothing new. The Bible gives many examples of how selfishness is abundant in society. And not just to those in power but the "average Joe" as well. Many say that selfishness is the root of sin (and by 'root' I don't mean the origin of sin).
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If you look at the Greek language there are multiple forms of the word "love".
  • Agape
  • Eros
  • Philia
  • Storge

It would be nice if the English language had something similar. Although I feel like our culture would still find ways to diminish the power of words.
Just look at our politics and our legal system, for two examples.
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Originally posted by Software_Lax20

If you look at the Greek language there are multiple forms of the word "love".
  • Agape
  • Eros
  • Philia
  • Storge

It would be nice if the English language had something similar. Although I feel like our culture would still find ways to diminish the power of words.

            


Seems like people don't care for one another as much. Everything is becoming so competitive that people are more worried about themselves instead of caring and serving others.
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If you look at the Greek language there are multiple forms of the word "love".
  • Agape
  • Eros
  • Philia
  • Storge

It would be nice if the English language had something similar. Although I feel like our culture would still find ways to diminish the power of words.

            
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Very true. The difference here is that we talk of and mean Christian love which is completely different to the platonic love that most people describe. Christ wants us to be like Him. It is something that I will never stop striving for.
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<font id="yui_3_16_0_1_1423935782023_4301" size="3">A new commandment I
give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye
also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my
disciples, if ye have love one to another.  John 13:34-35Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!



This is so important but it seems like people over use the word love and it's starting to lose it's meaning. I've been working on this in my life.
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A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.  John 13:34-35

Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!
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Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
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Originally posted by sgreen


1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The doctrine of the Trinity is an important cornerstone of Christian belief. In 1 Corinthians 12:4-6,
Paul refers to the deep relationship among the three persons of the
Trinity: the Spirit, the Lord (Christ) and God (the Father). He
illustrates how unity in the church — in terms of spiritual gifts, kinds
of service and kinds of working — should reflect the unity of the
Trinity. But how does the relationship among the persons of the Trinity
provide evidence of Jesus’ divine nature?

<p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1422715839476_11829">Although the term Trinity is never used in the Bible, the early church fathers discerned the concept from verses like Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14. In fact, the relationship of the Trinity can be
traced throughout Scripture. For instance, consider how all were present
at Creation: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth …
the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2). And Colossions 1:16 says of the Son, “For in him all things were created.”

<p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1422715839476_12786">Yet, as Scriptures like Deuteronomy 6:4 reveal, there is only one God. Although each person of the Trinity is distinct, all share the same essence, or nature.

<p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1422715839476_12792">Philosopher
Norman Geisler says that another way to think about the Trinity is as
one “What” and three “Whos.” Says Geisler: “The three Whos (persons)
each share the same What (essence). So God is a unity of essence with a
plurality of persons. Each person is different, yet they share a common
nature.”

<p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1422715839476_12793">As difficult as it
is to grasp, the concept of the Trinity verifies the divine status of
Jesus. Far from being one of many prophets or religious leaders, Jesus
is the very essence of God.

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God bless.






It was hard for me to grasp the understanding of the Trinity. I will have to learn about this tmr at mass.
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1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The doctrine of the Trinity is an important cornerstone of Christian belief. In 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, Paul refers to the deep relationship among the three persons of the Trinity: the Spirit, the Lord (Christ) and God (the Father). He illustrates how unity in the church — in terms of spiritual gifts, kinds of service and kinds of working — should reflect the unity of the Trinity. But how does the relationship among the persons of the Trinity provide evidence of Jesus’ divine nature?

Although the term Trinity is never used in the Bible, the early church fathers discerned the concept from verses like Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14. In fact, the relationship of the Trinity can be traced throughout Scripture. For instance, consider how all were present at Creation: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth … the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2). And Colossions 1:16 says of the Son, “For in him all things were created.”

Yet, as Scriptures like Deuteronomy 6:4 reveal, there is only one God. Although each person of the Trinity is distinct, all share the same essence, or nature.

Philosopher Norman Geisler says that another way to think about the Trinity is as one “What” and three “Whos.” Says Geisler: “The three Whos (persons) each share the same What (essence). So God is a unity of essence with a plurality of persons. Each person is different, yet they share a common nature.”

As difficult as it is to grasp, the concept of the Trinity verifies the divine status of Jesus. Far from being one of many prophets or religious leaders, Jesus is the very essence of God.

From Investigating The Bible

God bless.

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Romans 6:12
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
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Have you all read any books that have helped you in your faith or helped in sharing your faith? Maybe one that gave you answers or showed you something that you had never thought about?


Book of James! He talks about being joyful during times of trouble because even when you lose everything, you will still have Jesus. Jesus is everything. This helps me everyday.
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Have you all read any books that have helped you in your faith or helped in sharing your faith? Maybe one that gave you answers or showed you something that you had never thought about?
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Galatians 5;16
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
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     In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
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