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Old 01-26-2011, 03:40 PM
Status: " Attacks only in self defense is more than 1 person's right" (set 9 days ago)
 
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Default God through his Word the Bible ... speaks to me

What a merciful God to have written down everything that he wanted to reveal about himself, is in the Bible.

Want the truth about his plan for salvation...that:
  • Salvation is a free gift ..
    • Romans 4:5, 6:23
    • Ephesians 2:8-9
    • 1 John 1:8-10
  • Salvation is by faith not by works ..
    • Romans 3:26-28
    • Romans 4:13-19
    • Galatians 2:16
    • Galatians 3:8-26
  • Salvation will be for whoever believes Jesus died for your personal sins ..
    • John 3:16
    • John 3:36
    • John 6:40;
    • John 6:47
Want to know who is telling the truth...
  • Jesus is quoted saying "I tell you the truth" ... 25 times
Want to know about sin ....
  • All people have sinned
    • Romans 3:23, 5:12
  • Sin separates us from God
    • Isaiah 59:2
  • Sinful from conception
    • Psalm 51:5
  • Makes all our righteous acts like filthy rages
    • Isaiah 64:6
  • Sinful mind is hostile to God
    • Romans 8:7
  • The result of sin .. death [physical and spiritual]
    • Romans 6:23
Want to know about the consequences of unbelief
  • spiritual death ..
    • Romans 6:23
  • God's wrath remains ..
    • John 3:36
  • unsuccessful pleading ...
    • Matthew 25:44
Want to know the answers about life's problems
  • Adultery
    • Matthew 5:27-32
    • Exodus 20:14
    • 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    • 1 Corinthians 6:18-19
    • 1 Corinthians 7:2-5
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
    • Hebrews 13:4
  • Adversity
    • Genesis 37-50
    • Matthew 10:16-39
    • Romans 8:28
    • Philippians 4:7
    • Hebrews 13:5
  • Anger
    • Matthew 5:22-24
    • Ephesians 4:25-5:2
  • Anxiety
    • Matthew 6:19-34
  • Conceit
    • Luke 18:9-14
  • Covetousness
    • Exodus 20:17
    • Mark 7:21-23
  • Crime
    • Matthew 15:17-20
  • Death
    • John 11:25,26
  • Depravity
    • John 3:19-21
    • 2 Peter 2
  • Divorce
    • Matthew 5:31-32
    • Matthew 19:3-12
    • 1 Corinthians 7:10-16
    • Mark 10:2-12
  • Doubt
    • Matthew 14:28-31
  • Drunkenness
    • Luke 21:34-36
    • Galatians 5:19-26
    • Ephesians 5:15-18
  • Excuses
    • Luke 14:15-24
  • Extravagance
    • 1 Timothy 6:7-12
  • Fault finding
    • Matthew 7:1-5
  • Fear
    • Luke 12:5
  • Flesh
    • Romans 13:14
  • Greed
    • Luke 12:15-31
  • Hatred / Enemies
    • Matthew 5:43-48
  • Hypocrisy
    • Matthew 23:27,28
  • Judging
    • Matthew 7:1
  • Life Issues (Abortion, End of Life)
    • Genesis 9:5-6
    • Exodus 20:13
    • Deuteronomy 32:39
    • Psalm 31:15
    • Psalm 139:13-16
    • Jeremiah 1:5
    • Luke 6:31
    • Ephesians 4:32
    • Hebrews 9:27
    • 1 John 3:15
  • Lip service
    • Matthew 7:21
  • Lust
    • Mark 4:18,19
  • Self-exaltation
    • Luke 14:11
  • Self-righteousness
    • Luke 18:11,12
  • Sin
    • John 8:34-36
  • Submission
    • 1 Peter 2:13-17
  • Swearing
    • Colossians 3:8
  • Tribulation
    • John 16:33
  • Worldliness
    • 1 John 2:15-17

Last edited by twin.spin; 01-26-2011 at 04:08 PM..

 
Old 01-26-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Little Elm, TX
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Originally Posted by twin.spin View Post
What a merciful God to have written down everything that he wanted to reveal about himself, is in the Bible.

I too appreciate the written word, but I could not live without the Living. Those that are led by the Spirit of God - they are the sons of God. (Rom 8:14).

We must have a living, vibrant, alive relationship with the One who gives wisdom as how to divide the word of truth, imo.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The very notion that a collection of books can contain everything there is to know about God is just ridiculous. That's all I have to say.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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The amazing thing is LOVE covers it all.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Twin - Why did you leave out love? I know there are plenty of Bible references to love - aren't there?

Do you have a relationship with God apart from the Bible? Surely you feel some sort of connection to him apart from a book - right?

I'm not meaning to sound judgemental - merely curious. Just trying to get a better understanding of your faith. I guess what I'm reminded of is that speech by Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting - when he talks about the difference between reading something in a book and experiencing something in life. Not that I'm saying you can't get guidance and wisdom from a book - but it just seems to me that there is more to life than a book - and that maybe there is more to faith than the book, as well. You can gain insight and guidance from the Bible, I'm sure - but isn't your faith more of a living, breathing thing that is based upon your personal life experiences as well? Wouldn't God speak to you beyond the Bible, too?

Like I said, not judging - merely curious and trying to get a better idea of what your faith means to you.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 05:33 PM
Status: " Attacks only in self defense is more than 1 person's right" (set 9 days ago)
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewdrop93 View Post
Twin - Why did you leave out love? I know there are plenty of Bible references to love - aren't there?.
Dewdrop93,
I didn't leave out references to love. (John 3:16)
Do you think that Jesus saying "I tell you the truth" isn't loving?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewdrop93 View Post
Do you have a relationship with God apart from the Bible? .
1 Peter 1:23
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
Through the living and enduring word of God is how a believer's relationship exisits. "Through the living and enduring word of God" is a person been born again ... and that is the foolishness of God that unbelievers deem it to be.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewdrop93 View Post
Surely you feel some sort of connection to him apart from a book - right?.
This "book" is more than just a book.
It's:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dewdrop93 View Post
I'm sure - but isn't your faith more of a living, breathing thing that is based upon your personal life experiences as well? Wouldn't God speak to you beyond the Bible, too?.
Personal life experiences are subject to emotions ... Where as Jesus is the same forever, all the time. Anything beyond the Bible is not the living and enduring word of God 1 Peter 1:23

When the time comes for people to meet Jesus face to face ... he will either be their loving Savior or a terrifing judge. John 3:36

The most loving thing I can do is to repeat Jesus who announces "I tell you the truth"
 
Old 01-26-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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So all of your faith - your entire relationship with God - is basically just the Bible? I guess that's just not the answer that I thought I would get. I was just under the assumption that most religious people had a more personal relationship with God - that they talked to God or felt like God talked to them. I didn't know that for some - it was only about the Bible.
Please don't misunderstand - this is not about me at all. I'm simply trying to understand your faith.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Quote:
Originally Posted by twin.spin View Post
What a merciful God to have written down everything that he wanted to reveal about himself, is in the Bible.



Want the truth about his plan for salvation...that:
  • Salvation is a free gift ..
    • Romans 4:5, 6:23
    • Ephesians 2:8-9
    • 1 John 1:8-10
  • Salvation is by faith not by works ..
    • Romans 3:26-28
    • Romans 4:13-19
    • Galatians 2:16
    • Galatians 3:8-26
  • Salvation will be for whoever believes Jesus died for your personal sins ..
    • John 3:16
    • John 3:36
    • John 6:40;
    • John 6:47
Want to know who is telling the truth...
  • Jesus is quoted saying "I tell you the truth" ... 25 times
Want to know about sin ....
  • All people have sinned
    • Romans 3:23, 5:12
  • Sin separates us from God
    • Isaiah 59:2
  • Sinful from conception
    • Psalm 51:5
  • Makes all our righteous acts like filthy rages
    • Isaiah 64:6
  • Sinful mind is hostile to God
    • Romans 8:7
  • The result of sin .. death [physical and spiritual]
    • Romans 6:23
Want to know about the consequences of unbelief
  • spiritual death ..
    • Romans 6:23
  • God's wrath remains ..
    • John 3:36
  • unsuccessful pleading ...
    • Matthew 25:44
Want to know the answers about life's problems
  • Adultery
    • Matthew 5:27-32
    • Exodus 20:14
    • 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    • 1 Corinthians 6:18-19
    • 1 Corinthians 7:2-5
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
    • Hebrews 13:4
  • Adversity
    • Genesis 37-50
    • Matthew 10:16-39
    • Romans 8:28
    • Philippians 4:7
    • Hebrews 13:5
  • Anger
    • Matthew 5:22-24
    • Ephesians 4:25-5:2
  • Anxiety
    • Matthew 6:19-34
  • Conceit
    • Luke 18:9-14
  • Covetousness
    • Exodus 20:17
    • Mark 7:21-23
  • Crime
    • Matthew 15:17-20
  • Death
    • John 11:25,26
  • Depravity
    • John 3:19-21
    • 2 Peter 2
  • Divorce
    • Matthew 5:31-32
    • Matthew 19:3-12
    • 1 Corinthians 7:10-16
    • Mark 10:2-12
  • Doubt
    • Matthew 14:28-31
  • Drunkenness
    • Luke 21:34-36
    • Galatians 5:19-26
    • Ephesians 5:15-18
  • Excuses
    • Luke 14:15-24
  • Extravagance
    • 1 Timothy 6:7-12
  • Fault finding
    • Matthew 7:1-5
  • Fear
    • Luke 12:5
  • Flesh
    • Romans 13:14
  • Greed
    • Luke 12:15-31
  • Hatred / Enemies
    • Matthew 5:43-48
  • Hypocrisy
    • Matthew 23:27,28
  • Judging
    • Matthew 7:1
  • Life Issues (Abortion, End of Life)
    • Genesis 9:5-6
    • Exodus 20:13
    • Deuteronomy 32:39
    • Psalm 31:15
    • Psalm 139:13-16
    • Jeremiah 1:5
    • Luke 6:31
    • Ephesians 4:32
    • Hebrews 9:27
    • 1 John 3:15
  • Lip service
    • Matthew 7:21
  • Lust
    • Mark 4:18,19
  • Self-exaltation
    • Luke 14:11
  • Self-righteousness
    • Luke 18:11,12
  • Sin
    • John 8:34-36
  • Submission
    • 1 Peter 2:13-17
  • Swearing
    • Colossians 3:8
  • Tribulation
    • John 16:33
  • Worldliness
    • 1 John 2:15-17
Very nice. Your passion for the word of God is proof of presence of the Spirit.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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what about people who cannot read? or are not able to access a bible?
 
Old 01-26-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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Love is the answer.

1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.


Its awesome!

Furthermore:
1 Cor 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is the most important thing. Its how you know God.
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