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need to be right
« on: December 01, 2007, 07:52:23 AM »
What does eating from the wrong tree result in?

A friend of mine wrote: 

"The need to be right or wrong, does not feed our inner self (inner man). It nourishes our insecure "self" with more insecurity. Just as a wounded animal can become more dangerous so can a wounded soul.

Herein we also have, the evil intentions of the heart (IE desire, from something to prove).

Simultaneously we have self righteousness and everything that goes with it.

We want to grow, but then we see growth as the meaning of life.

This looks at growth through the dichotomy of good and evil, right/wrong.  When this happens then we look down on those who have not learned a "lesson" we have already learned and look up to those who have show growth ahead of us.

Unconditional love is perfection.

We do our best "growth" when we are living love. This is where we have less unrealistic expectations from our friends and family.

The tendency to accept people where they are at. Growth is great, but it is easier going when it is for the reasons of love. As long as there is something to prove, it is not unconditional love.

Unconditional love does not rule out our personal frontiers. But those frontiers will exist for different reasons. "

As long as there is something to prove, it is not unconditional love."


We're all in this together.  We are all reconciled, loved, and through his grace have experienced love.  With this experience, we can grow together. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007, 04:15:19 PM »
Great thoughts Laren

I guess the hardest lesson we have to learn is love in spite of (unconditional).

Jesus' whole ministry turned the Levitical view on it's head with the eye for an eye outlook.  In fact the more I study the OT and esp. the Levitical laws, the more I see flesh and not God.

And to think that much of the skewed thinking in the church today is derived in part from these laws.

Love covers a multitude of sins, yet when we point a finger (do it and look at your hand)  One accuses, 3 point back and the thumb, the most important anatomy function of the hand, points up.  Should give us a clue as to who should be the judge and who's judgement is all important.

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Re: need to be right
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007, 05:06:21 PM »
for me the greatest blessing has been learning to put on the servent attitude.

this ""for me"" anyway is one of the greatest things we can do, and it can be done at home at work in the grocery store, etc.....

i can study and learn and recieve the mysteries and all that but when the servent attitude is applied in life all  is well with me. :boydance: :cheerleader:

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007, 05:38:03 PM »
for me the greatest blessing has been learning to put on the servent attitude.

this ""for me"" anyway is one of the greatest things we can do, and it can be done at home at work in the grocery store, etc.....

i can study and learn and recieve the mysteries and all that but when the servent attitude is applied in life all  is well with me. :boydance: :cheerleader:

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I like that chuckt. 


for me, growing into a deeper awareness of God's love for ME, "all of me", has been a blessing; as now I feel I am seeing others more through the eyes of love, rather than condemnation.  I have for so long had the attitude of "God loves me, that is the good in me", and "hates the bad in me", and spent so long condemning myself, judging myself on "good/bad, right/wrong", rather than acceptance.  I have been conditioned for so long, and all of us have; that acceptance is based on how we perform, how we act, how good we are.  In my opinion we have believed the LIE, "we're not good enough".  And it is that, a lie. 

I have lived so long as seeing "bad me", and the "good that God wants", trying so hard to get from A to B, and praying for the Holy Spirit to get me there.  As if the goal wasnt' Jesus, but Jesus was the means to get to acceptance (ie: acceptable behavior).   

I really do believe "acceptance of self, and others" is key.  I believe when we quit trying to change behavior in ourselves, and in others; love flows. 

Focus on behavior, to me leads to "sin focus".  Trying to learn to love, has failed over and over for me.  Love "IS".  It flows from inside out. 


2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 06:00:57 PM »
 :cloud9: Good posts all......and the Spirit AND the bride say, Come....... :HeartThrob:
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 10:21:18 PM »
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What does eating from the wrong tree result in?


If we eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, or the law, we are walking in the flesh.  The law tells us what we must do to be right with God by our actions.  This will always fail.  Eat of the tree of life, or grace, by depending totally upon Jesus to make us 100% perfect in God's sight apart from what we do.  This is walking in the Spirit.

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 11:06:29 PM »
 :cloud9: Amen to that, Giz....... :thumbsup:
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 11:59:29 PM »
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In fact the more I study the OT and esp. the Levitical laws, the more I see flesh and not God.

you posted some links somewhere referincing sites where it spoke about the Levitical laws being of man.  I can't find them, there were 3.  Could you help?  Thanks, again

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 12:06:49 AM »
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What does eating from the wrong tree result in?


Eat of the tree of life, or grace, by depending totally upon Jesus to make us 100% perfect in God's sight apart from what we do.  This is walking in the Spirit.

The Gospel of Grace and Peace!!

the question I have, is isn't this still a focus on "making us a 100%perfect"  still looking at our imperfections?  Still seeems to me to be a focus on getting from point A (bad person) to point B (good person) but now by relying on the source (Holy Spirit).

For me, this still leads to sin, confess, pray for more help, sin, confesss, pray for more help.......etc. 

Is this the grace walk?? 


 


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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007, 12:28:58 AM »
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 have not love, I am nothing.

But they forget.

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, and have love. Then I am everything

There is nothing wrong with gift of prophesy, fathoming all mysteries and all knowledges, and even having faith to move mountains when you  have love. It is when you don't have love then we are nothing. It is very interesting how people misunderstand what they are reading in Scripture and so in their misunderstanding make it say it says something it does not.

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Herein we also have, the evil intentions of the heart (IE desire, from something to prove).


Where in Scripture does it say the evil intentions of the heart is comes rom something to prove? Did Jesus speak from evil intentions when he asked his accusers to provide proof?

John 8:46
Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?


Nowhere in Scripture has there ever been rebuke to anyone for asking another to prove him wrong.

Job 24:24-25
For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain. If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?"

Luke 7:35
Wisdom is proved right by all her children.

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

It looks to me, that the only ones who hate to prove something, are those who cannot prove anything. As well as we all know that any accusation must be made in by three credible witnesses. So anyone who makes an accusation without proof, is the one who operates out of evil intent.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007, 04:06:33 AM »
Sorry, Jesus demanded proof from the Pharisee's to prove him wrong. So as I said, who said there was a need to be right, when demanding proof. Who said it is evil intent to be proven right or wrong? That is just one of many reason but not all of them. People really need to study the Word and show themselves approved and stop relying on their opinions.


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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2007, 06:44:05 AM »
Willie,

I agree with your observations on not feeling that we need to win a debate or convince others to see it our way. This is often how threads become too personal. At the same time, it is not unusual for posters to become passionate about the truth that they see and in exposing what they see as dangerous doctrines that can hurt those who hear without discernment.

I think that a good rule of thumb is to not to try to draw others into one on one debates. Many come to TM to share what they have learned and to consider what others have learned to find the truth. But, I would say that most do not like to contend with another or to be drawn into a debate with another believer.

I guess that I am saying that if we love the truth, we must allow each other to vehemently challenge what we do not agree with, but we should not try to take on the other person. There is a way to be unwavering in our battle for the truth and against the lies of the enemy without making the one who believes differently feel that you are attacking them.

One valuable tool to keep this balance is to acknowledge that you could be wrong because you truly believe that you could be wrong. I don't mean to say it with lip service while your tone lets everyone know that you really do not think it is possible that you are wrong. I guess only God can work humility into a man and I have definately eaten enough humble pie that I never will doubt how fallible I am in understanding God or His Word.

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 01:10:53 PM »
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In fact the more I study the OT and esp. the Levitical laws, the more I see flesh and not God.

you posted some links somewhere referincing sites where it spoke about the Levitical laws being of man.  I can't find them, there were 3.  Could you help?  Thanks, again

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http://www.mychurch.org/blog/102939/Jesus-teachings-on-Hell-part-1-of-15
http://www.mychurch.org/blog/102939/Jesus-teachings-on-Hell-part-2-of-15
http://www.mychurch.org/blog/102939/Jesus-teachings-on-Hell-part-3-of-15

More on the hell teachings by Jesus and references back to the Levitical laws.  I will still do a study on the laws but probably in the new year, God willing.

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007, 10:04:32 PM »
I too have eaten a whole lot of humble pie in my time and have let go of more things than I can count only to grasp stuff I thought I wouldnt lol

It was getting to a point that I thought man better not fight that to hard or I will end up believing it haha

there are some things that I can honestly say if its truth I dont want to know, just wait till after I die Lord if its truth cause that would be more than I can handle.

One was the whole Jesus was a common man a sinner like all men till he got the baptism, adoptionism I believe its called. That one I really have a distaste for and prayed Lord if there is even a remote chance thats truth please dont tell me! lol

I feel the same way about absolute determinism, dont even tell me Lord, just leave me blind as a bat please till after death, maybe I could handle that then if its got truth in it. lol

so I try hard to not take harsh stances, you all know me, queen of the middle ground, fence sitter as Jack would say, but I find rest there in most things. But time things right and Im off on my soap box too.

I like what a friend said to me this morning that he figures what ever God is telling him is for him and keeps his eyes focused on that.

I think I just need some duct tape

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2007, 12:10:04 AM »
mmm... enlightening.

A classic example of:

Proverbs 11:27
He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Psalm 7:15
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, and has fallen into the hole which he made. His mischief will return upon his own head, and his violence will descend upon his own pate.

Anywho.
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 01:06:38 AM »
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the question I have, is isn't this still a focus on "making us a 100%perfect"  still looking at our imperfections?  Still seeems to me to be a focus on getting from point A (bad person) to point B (good person) but now by relying on the source (Holy Spirit).

For me, this still leads to sin, confess, pray for more help, sin, confesss, pray for more help.......etc. 

Is this the grace walk?? 


Good point.  Walking in the Spirit to me means that as far as God is concerned, I am ALREADY 100% perfect.  I never want to get into the churchianity sin/confess spiral of doom.  However, when I focus on Jesus, who took away the law, there is nothing to condemn me.  All I have is complete acceptance.  I keep coming back to Jesus not to be perfect, but to be loved.  I need to remind myself that God holds nothing against me, that the law was nailed to the tree.  So I am trying to see myself as God sees me...perfect AS IS.  Paul says we are COMPLETE in HIM.  Religion, which means to re-bind, will always leave doubt in our head that we are all perfect...that doubt sure fills pews and sells books though!

The flesh will always want to be justified by what we do, even believe.  Thank God we are free from all that stuff.  It sickens me that the church continues to put people under bondage...."do not taste, do not touch".

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 01:41:46 AM »
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the question I have, is isn't this still a focus on "making us a 100%perfect"  still looking at our imperfections?  Still seeems to me to be a focus on getting from point A (bad person) to point B (good person) but now by relying on the source (Holy Spirit).

For me, this still leads to sin, confess, pray for more help, sin, confesss, pray for more help.......etc. 

Is this the grace walk?? 


Good point.  Walking in the Spirit to me means that as far as God is concerned, I am ALREADY 100% perfect.  I never want to get into the churchianity sin/confess spiral of doom.  However, when I focus on Jesus, who took away the law, there is nothing to condemn me.  All I have is complete acceptance.  I keep coming back to Jesus not to be perfect, but to be loved.  I need to remind myself that God holds nothing against me, that the law was nailed to the tree.  So I am trying to see myself as God sees me...perfect AS IS.  Paul says we are COMPLETE in HIM.  Religion, which means to re-bind, will always leave doubt in our head that we are all perfect...that doubt sure fills pews and sells books though!

The flesh will always want to be justified by what we do, even believe.  Thank God we are free from all that stuff.  It sickens me that the church continues to put people under bondage...."do not taste, do not touch".

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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007, 01:47:03 AM »
Where does it say in Scripture you are 100% perfect already? According to what God sees, He sees you through His Son, who is perfect already. With that I can say amen. However are we perfect? No.

Doesn't Paul state also:
Philippians 3:12-14
I have not already obtained it nor have I already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 13:9-12
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Where does this doctrine that we have already attained perfection come from? Even Paul did not say he was perfect but he was laying a hold of it. If we are already perfect, then why are we in need of a teacher?

Romans 8:22
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

The Lord has shown me a great error in which we have been walking, still persuing the flesh and calling it the spirit. I have more to say on this, but it isn't the right time. We are not perfect, we still have not the redemption of our bodies, we still are not saved, but in this hope we are saved, knowing a time will come where we will be made perfect, and in the resurrection of the dead we are saved. We wait for it patiently.

In the meantime:

1 Timothy 4:13-14
Devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.Not neglecting your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
Sll Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Ephesians 5:11-14
It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speak the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

So we all agree, those who know we are not perfect but only concentrate on those imperfections are not worthy of service in the Kingdom of God. Yet, we are in disagreement because we are not perfect and those who know we are not perfect look forward, teaching, correcting, building each other up, so that we may reach perfection, unity in the faith, unity in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ are running the race set before them and obtaining the prize and if we stop running believing they have already attained it, we have disqualified ourselves from the race, or have completely stopped short of what is the truth and are prey to those who wish to toss us back and forth in every wind of doctrine because we are not prepared and end up thinking that what we are doing is following the spirit but we have been in the flesh all a long.

As the Lord has shown me, if anyone of us thinks they have already arrived to that perfection, that unity in faith, that unity in the knowledge of the Son of God and is already mature, already attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ, we then have been disqualified from the race, side-tracked to another Gospel which is not the Gospel at all.

The need to be right, is not the focus of being right. We need to strive forward into the unity of all things attaining the full measure of Christ is, and as such we are given the gifts of God and Scripture to defend to know what is right, and defend what is right when there is question asked of us. We aren't there yet, but only those who look back are the ones who live in fear. So if we can recognize we are not perfect, and that imperfection causes us fear, we are not looking towards Christ and need to start running His direction.

Luke 9:62
Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

It is not my purpose to offend, my intentions are pure. I am not perfect by no means, but in my weakness I am made strong, and so are you. Please do not get mixed up about resting in Him, that is not what I am talking about, resting in Him and running the race are the same thing; We are all part of the Body of Christ, each of us have our part.


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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2007, 02:08:40 AM »
We are all perfect, in that God counts no sin against us and we are completely accepted by God, because we are IN CHRIST.  We may not be perfect in other areas, which is not what I was saying.  Anyway, there is not one thing that I can do or not do to affect God's acceptance...nothing can separate me from the love of God.

As far as anything else goes, it's all open for debate.  The core of the gospel, the radical acceptance by God, is my only concern right now.  I'm really trying to renew my mind with the gospel....

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2007, 02:15:57 AM »
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We are all perfect, in that God counts no sin against us and we are completely accepted by God, because we are IN CHRIST.  We may not be perfect in other areas, which is not what I was saying.  Anyway, there is not one thing that I can do or not do to affect God's acceptance...nothing can separate me from the love of God.

Which if one believes in reconciliation and salvation of all things, it should not be the objection that first comes up when someone else believes in reconciliation and salvation of all things brings up the point. Why is it that when I say we are not perfect, the first thing that goes into their head is something concerning acceptance to God, or reconciliation, or salvation, etc., or that I am saying or focusing on our imperfections? Is it still such an insecurity in our lives?

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The core of the gospel, the radical acceptance by God, is my only concern right now.

It shouldn't be a concern at all. We are already accepted, and reconciled in Jesus Christ, there should be no concern especially concerning that, unless of course we are still not convinced of that reality, then I would reinterate, the concern is solved in Jesus Christ who does not fail, now we must run the race set before us.
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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2007, 02:31:24 AM »
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Is it still such an insecurity in our lives?

....unless of course we are still not convinced of that reality, then I would reinterate, the concern is solved in Jesus Christ who does not fail, now we must run the race set before us.

Reading it in the bible is one thing, but "knowing" his acceptance , living it and believing it for me has been one of the biggest struggles in my life.

IMO, the race set before us comes from a "deep" knowledge at the heart level that we are accepted.   I don't think it is easy as just saying, "it is true, so now run the race". 

   

 

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2007, 02:38:14 AM »
Which I understand from your initial post is what you were saying. My apologies if for any reason, I misunderstood.

Part of running the race, is being cheered on and encouraged by a cloud of witnesses.
Part of running the race, is learning to jump those hurdles that are set before us.
Part of running the race, is to grow healthy and stronger.
Part of running the race, is to know how the race is won.
Part of running the race, is to recieve the prize at the end.
Part of running the race, is to know that everyone who finishes recieves the same prize, there is no 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Where do you think those cloud of witnesses cheering us on come from? :)
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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2007, 02:40:21 AM »
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IMO, the race set before us comes from a "deep" knowledge at the heart level that we are accepted.


I agree.

I am accepted by my Father in heaven, so what do I do with the inheritance he is giving me? Spend it on sex, drugs and violence? Or do I invest it and give to the poor, widow and orphan? I am accepted by my Father, though what is the right way to respect the inheritence Father who accepts us just as we are gave us? Does being right in the circumstance matter? Does it really come out of a need to be right, or is it because it is the right and we are given that responsibility?
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2007, 02:49:55 AM »
So do these verses make one feel accepted.

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

"so if we dont' are we accepted"?

Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

"so if we fail have we not proved what is acceptable"

Col 1:10  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

"so can I not walk "worthy".  If i'm not worthy, wouldn't you feel not accepted?

1Th 2:12  That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

2Th 1:11  Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

"so I can not be counted worthy"??



Heb 6:6  If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

How can you fall away if you are accpeted??




Heb 10:31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

"doesnt' sound accepting to me"

1Co 10:5  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

"if i'm not pleased, then doesnt' that sound like he is accepting me"?



1Co 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

"where is the acceptance in this"?

Col 1:22  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in his sight:
 

Col 1:23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;


"sounds like i have to do something, continue in faith, to be accepted"

2Pe 1:5  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2Pe 1:6  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

2Pe 1:7  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2Pe 1:8  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Pe 1:9  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

2Pe 1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:


2Pe 1:11  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.




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Re: need to be right
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2007, 02:57:46 AM »
Genesis 4:6-7
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."

Answer: the concern is solved in Jesus Christ who does not fail.

1 John 2:1My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One (the one who does right).

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