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Andre is the author of the Interlinear Scripture Analyzer as well as the new official Concordant Version module for eSword. His email address is actually accessible on the Scripture4All site, but here it is.  mail@scripture4all.org
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I believe your perception is one hundred percent correct in your reading of it.

This question of what happens when you die gets debated ad nauseum on here- and since you are new, you will gradully see there are very different opinions on this, but I will say this....

Regardless what translation you use there is a reasonable interpretation of the verses that allows for your understanding of it, and I agree with it myself.

I am involved in a big job this week and havent had much time for the boards, so I hope we will not have to do the whole "sleep of the dead or whatever" debate in this thread :o)
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Judgement and Punishment / Re: The problem of evil
« Last post by Dandelion on Today at 03:35:30 PM »
An incredible post, eaglesway! I so agree. I found this scripture, which I think helps to confirm what you said.

How can we enter heaven, in our earthly way of thinking?  We need to enter heaven, in the Spirit, not in the flesh.

1 Corinthians 2 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

2 And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,
2 for I decided not to know any thing among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified;
3 and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you;
4 and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --
5 that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
7 but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,
8 which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of the glory they would not have crucified;
9 but, according as it hath been written, `What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'
10 but to us did God reveal [them] through His Spirit, for the Spirit all things doth search, even the depths of God,
11 for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that [is] in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of God.
12 And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that [is] of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
13 which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Holy Spirit, with spiritual things spiritual things comparing,
14 and the natural man doth not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him they are foolishness, and he is not able to know [them], because spiritually they are discerned;
15 and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no one discerned;
16 for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we have the mind of Christ.



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Christian Life / Re: GETTING CLOSER TO GOD
« Last post by rosered on Today at 01:55:58 PM »
 :HeartThrob:   


    Openly knowing,  past , present and to come ,  there is not a soul  on the face of the earth that does not need Gods love , mercy and grace

  I know not one ...........   :dsunny:
 
John 8
 Aramaic Bible in Plain English


And Yeshua spoke again with them and he said: "I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Light of the world.

 Whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall find the light of life."
 
  John 1 3All things came into being through Him,

 and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

 4In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.


 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
 
  Lord help us to understand   your desire !
 
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aying a little more concerning man's development, which may perhaps not receive a welcome, I believe, as far as the understanding of God is concerned, that man is only given by the Spirit of God only what he is able to receive at that time.

Man is young in terms of spiritual progress; he is only just growing out of baby stages. To man, 2,000 years seems like a long time, yet it is nothing in God's sight. Man has come a long way, yet he has not come that far from his lowest point of comprehension of the Divine which was essentially non-existent - and there is far more growth to come by comparison.

I understand that God teaches man in the same way that man would teach his own children - stage by stage. In the early days when man set up idols and sacrificed to them, man in general - apart from a few who were positioned by God for the purpose of revealing Himself to wayward man - saw even the One God as only just a little more of an idol. Indeed, man even turned back to his other idols, showing how little he understood of the Supreme Being - the One True God. It should be as clear as day to anyone free from the minds of others that this was an infantile stage.

Man must frame his concept of God according to his ability to comprehend Divinity. Man, when attempting to visualize his God, would take the best qualities in a man and add some super-human attributes - a truly anthropomorphic representation of how his God should be according to himself, God made in the image of man: i.e. a god of lesser gods - the god of the gods - there is no other god like the god to whom all other gods are subservient - you are the superior god of all the gods!

  Hi Lastpost ,
 
   After reading your   post ,   and I may be wrong , but   curiosity   has   me wondering,  Are you a professor  in teaching   in school or collage   by trade  ?   
 
 I know that is  a silly question   to ask .
  But your abilities     to speak  in writing form   amazes me .
 
 I am a simple  ,  child like ,  as simple and common as can be   ,    and curious by nature , But I do respect my elders  in the Spirit and always learn from them   .   Some words I had to look up   to know what they mean  :flowerred:
 
  You made  me think  though   , after reading this part of your post  and   could visualize  as you explained  from a higher  perspective  of progress   of the stages  of mankind  and their relationship with the Father  .
 
 It does makes sense that     little children  play with toys , and make them idols   , to busy themselves with . 
 
Needing something tangible    to focus on .

 I recall when very young  praying  so silly ,     not knowing anything at all about God   hardly   because my   family always believed in God , but lacked the skills and  understanding to know any better  .

But little children  at 6 do not know anything  , but  usually   have little bits and pieces   they pick up from others .
   
But it was,  " God your so big and so very far far away " , "If you can hear  me ". while laying down for bed at night .
   
 And of course I learned     though Acts   17   from the scriptures     He was never far away at all  ,  from any of us .

I do believe God seals up holy instruction  within us  , between  Himself  and  the spirit in you    that even our own flesh cannot touch it .
 
 I recall    when my sister told me about the salvation of all  , I had a hard time at first    understanding this  , because I saw scriptures that seems to   say the opposite   
 My, how the wrestling  back and forth went  , I asked   Him please help me understand  , I cannot  do this on my own .
 
  The only thing I knew for sure was    and repeated it over and over in , a babe like praise   , for some years ,
 
  Was,    I don't know how  Jesus Christ will save everyone, I just know that He will do a perfect work     

  Because HE IS GOD   ........... .  I got to see GOD   so much Bigger and  in perfect control in my minds eye  at last .
 
 I asked many , many questions  , what does this mean Lord ?
 Specific  questions on the Word  and He always gave an answer , not the instant I asked  , But always though the "light bulb "  moments, I like to call  them .
 
 
 It helped   to discover   in  1  John 2    being   the 3 stages   
 
  of    the little children and the young men and fathers   and how they    progressed  , they grew in   strength   by His truth and grace ... 
 
 12I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.

13I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning.


 I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.


 I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.


14I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning.


 I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
       
 
    I am a poor writer and  have always  struggled to be clear and  always ask for   Gods  help in that   area.
 
I wonder if the lesser self is the evil one ?
 
 Because God is fair and everyone is born  with it  in them  , and the need to be  born again of the Holy Spirit   to have a real and genuine relationship with God Our Father   

 I say this because Jesus said once , You being evil know how to give good gifts to your children  , How much more will the Heavenly Father give   the Holy Spirit to those whom ask Him ....
 
 I do know that LOVE WILL BE THE ANSWER to everything and has always been , not  so much the   knowledge   that we seek so much now , but Love being  so very powerful ,  that really no words are needed   to understand  it .    I believe the knowing  will come instantly , like you already knew ,but was not  always certain .
 
 

 
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ARMINIAN BELIEF VERSUS CALVINIST BELIEF VERSUS UNIVERSAL SALVATION BELIEF

ARMINIAN BELIEF - It's as if God says
"Unless you are lucky enough to find out about my Son during this lifetime, and even if you are that lucky, if you don't have the good sense to cooperate with my Son properly before you die, then I am going to raise you from the dead and I will either annihilate you, or sustain you alive in an inescapable state of eternal torment."

Christ's apparent mission: To save from annihilation or eternal torment only those who are lucky enough to hear about Jesus before they die, and also have enough good sense to properly cooperate with Him before they die.

CALVINIST BELIEF - It's as if God says
"Since there is nothing you can do about it because you are totally depraved and you are not one of the elect, it is obvious that I created most of you for the purpose of either annihilating you or letting you suffer eternal torment. However, I am going to unconditionally choose a few of you to go to heaven where you will be happy forever."

Christ's apparent mission: To let everyone be annihilated, or suffer eternal torment except the unconditionally elected few that He rescues by His irresistible grace.

UNIVERSAL RECONCILIATION BELIEF (mine) God says
"Sooner or later, because of what Christ accomplished by His death and resurrection, I am going to save all of you from everything from which you need to be saved, including your stubborn will."

Christ's scriptural mission: 'And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world' (1John 4:14).

I worship a Jesus Who will be completely successful in accomplishing the reason why His Father sent Him.

Christ was prophesied to take away the sin of the world (Jn. 1:29), so how then can a sinless world suffer everlasting punishment?! How absurd! Christ is the Saviour of the world (Jn. 4:42; 1Jn. 4:14), and He will save it!"
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Hi blueJ
https://youtu.be/Rg2a5-XtqHE

 A song for you.

 
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Christian Life / Re: GETTING CLOSER TO GOD
« Last post by lastpost on Today at 08:42:29 AM »
GOD is worthy of being given more quiet time by His children...

"Be still [desist], and know that I am GOD: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted throughout the earth" [Psalms 46:10]


...so that His reflection is gathered more and more upon the mirror of one's GOD-given image-receiving gift, and transformation into His likeness becomes a reality...
 
"So all of us, with faces unveiled, see as in a mirror the glory of the Lord; and we are being changed into his very image, from one degree of glory to the next, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" [2 Corinthians 3:18]


...as His children are meant to become holy...
 
"For I am your Lord GOD; be you holy, for I am holy. Do not befoul your souls with each creeping thing that moves upon earth" [Leviticus 11:44]


Transformation of the soul into His image requires patience and silence as the GOD in Christ within becomes more apparent...
 
"Only for GOD, be silent, O my soul, For from Him is my hope" [Psalm 62:5]


In the patient waiting, there has been an enormous wonder occurring behind the scenes, and much fruit is to be harvested as Divinity is manifested...
 
"And he said, `Thus is the reign of GOD: as if a man may cast the seed on the earth, and may sleep, and may rise night and day, and the seed spring up and grow, he hath not known how; for of itself doth the earth bear fruit, first a blade, afterwards an ear, afterwards full corn in the ear; and whenever the fruit may yield itself, immediately he doth send forth the sickle, because the harvest hath come'" [Mark 4:26-29]


One must shut out the propositions of devil of the senses of ages past...

"But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut the door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who is seeing in secret, shall reward you manifestly" [Matthew 6:6]


...so that the expression of GOD in Christ can manifest in the body even now, and being at oneness with GOD so His Spirit-Blood surges through the heart...

 "Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you'" [Luke 11:34-36]

The soul is no longer separated from the whole of GOD's spiritual universe as exhilarating vibrancy is poured into the conduit of the soul which Christ has now recovered in completeness, reconciled - healed.


Peace and again Peace ✞
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Shalom Tom,

Thanks for the update. I have it installed, replacing the old version. I have a question you might be able to help with. I primarily have been using the ISA for my Hebrew translation work over the years, and have found some errors that need to be corrected. Is there an email of someone who works on the project that I might be able to let know of any corrections in the Hebrew text?

Thanks

Ronen
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