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GodsGrace101

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The above is false, which makes you what exactly...Proverbs 6!!
You don't answer questions Dcon....
THIS IS NOT FALSE.

I could make a list....
Let's look at the last round:

Check out post no. 81,727
and post no. 81,779

TWO posts and you STILL have not answered my questions.

I'm beginning to think you just can't.

Would you like to try now?

2 Questions.
Very easy ones.

Answer them, if you can.
 
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Hi EG

I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of someone who would believe in the reality of Christ - but not surrender and follow ( aside from the demons of course...) To 'know' but yet refuse - a scary idea....

Care to expand on that a bit...
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Yes it is scary, but at same time it happens. It happene in james day with people who thought just believe and its ok,

It happens with people who think we need to work to earn it

Both licentiousness and legalism is dangerous, yet they are real. They were as real in pauls day as they are today
 

gb9

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You don't answer questions Dcon....
THIS IS NOT FALSE.

I could make a list....
Let's look at the last round:

Check out post no. 81,727
and post no. 81,779

TWO posts and you STILL have not answered my questions.

I'm beginning to think you just can't.

Would you like to try now?

2 Questions.
Very easy ones.

Answer them, if you can.
took you 5 days to answer my question to you about the Sermon on the mount, so maybe you should check yourself on the answer demand...
 

GodsGrace101

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took you 5 days to answer my question to you about the Sermon on the mount, so maybe you should check yourself on the answer demand...
OK.
I'll be frank.
It was a dumb question and I tried to tell you in a nice way.
How about asking something serious that you're really interested in and interested in my reply,
instead of asking me if I ever sin...which is REALLY dumb.
I don't ask dumb questions of Dcon. He just never answers, unless it's to make remarks.
Sorry I had to say this, but I know you read along and you're not being very honest.
 

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So when do you come to the Conclusion, that because of the SHEAR NUMBER of Issues that you have the OPPOSITE OPINION of almost everyone on this thread, that YOU HAVE BEEN WRONG, and you probably follow:

But the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from food, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the truth.
(1 Timothy 4:1-3).
 

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So when do you come to the Conclusion, that because of the SHEAR NUMBER of Issues that you have the OPPOSITE OPINION of almost everyone on this thread, that YOU HAVE BEEN WRONG, and you probably follow:

But the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from food, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by them that believe and know the truth.
(1 Timothy 4:1-3).
...As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 Corinthians 6:1

... It is God’s will that you should BE SANCTIFIED: that you should avoid sexual IMMORALITY; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. THE LORD WILL PUNISH MEN FOR ALL SUCH SINS, as we have already told you and WARNED YOU. For GOD DID NOT CALL YOU TO BE IMPURE, BUT TO LIVE A HOLY LIFE. Therefore, HE WHO REJECTS THIS INSTRUCTION DOES NOT REJECT MAN BUT GOD, who gives you his Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

For what where you SANCTIFIED/SET APART for?
For DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD? No.

...Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things GOD'S WRATH COMES ON THOSE WHO ARE DISOBEDIENT. Therefore do not be partners with them. Ephesians 5:6-7

... Therefore, PREPARE YOUR MINDS FOR ACTION; be self-controlled; SET YOUR HOPE FULLY ON THE GRACE TO BE GIVEN YOU WHEN JESUS CHRIST IS REVEALED. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16

... But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

...I know your deeds, you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I HAVE NOT FOUND YOUR DEEDS COMPLETE IN THE SIGHT OF MY GOD.3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; OBEY IT, AND REPENT. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. Revelation 3:1-3

...See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, IF WE TURN AWAY FROM HIM WHO WARNS US FROM HEAVEN? Hebrews 12:25
 

dcontroversal

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You don't answer questions Dcon....
THIS IS NOT FALSE.

I could make a list....
Let's look at the last round:

Check out post no. 81,727
and post no. 81,779

TWO posts and you STILL have not answered my questions.

I'm beginning to think you just can't.

Would you like to try now?

2 Questions.
Very easy ones.

Answer them, if you can.
I answer questions all the time so your absolutism is false....end of story.....and we all already know how deceptive you really are.....and this is but one example.....as far as tap dancing with you....no need because you have consistently proven that you are not open to any truth but Catholic dogma....
 
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You see Fran lie about me and say I never answer questions......and she actually believes she helps Jesus keep herself saved by those type of actions......
I am still wondering why people respond to her,

Since fran, all she has done was try to cause division,
 

dcontroversal

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I am still waiting for the "salvation losers" to answer and define with definition the bolded words below and explain how one can lose salvation in light of these inspired words.

Can the "salvation losers" be honest and give the biblical definitions of the following words....??

The underlined is how the salvation losers read these words


Born from above by INCORRUPTIBLE seed<---seed can be corrupted and lose salvation

Saved to the UTTERMOST<-----Does not mean completely or eternally

KEPT by the POWER OF GOD<---Not kept and can be lost again

I will LOSE NOTHING, but RAISE it up the last day<---Jesus lied and can lose something he saved

He that believes on the Son is having EVERLASTING LIFE<---Everlasting means temporal based upon performance

HE that began a good work in you will FINISH IT and COMPLETE it<---Jesus cannot finish it or complete it because he is too weak

We are SEALED UNTO the day of REDEMPTION<---The seal of God is temporary and can be undone by man

I will NEVER leave thee nor FORSAKE thee<---Jesus will leave you and forsake you IF ___________

Where sin abounds, GRACE abounds the MORE <----Our sin is greater than God grace
 
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UnderGrace

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Sorry sis i can not agree

Dead faith is no faith at all

James made this clear. Merely beliving in Jesus but not trusting in him is well, but not enough, even demons believe and tremble
Lets start at the beginning.:)

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26

If we accept that dead here means "no faith" then a person who does not have works cannot be born again

Is that what you believe?

As well

Before something can be dead, would it not have to be alive first?

James himself defines this dead faith as a faith that “does not have works” and is “by itself.”

Now I am not big on bible.org but this chap explains it well

If the Critical Text of 2:20 is accepted, faith without works is considered “useless” (argos). But regardless of the reading in v 20, James has implied this uselessness of faith without works by calling into question its “benefit” (ophelos, vv 14, 16). James, however, does not insinuate that faith without works cannot give eternal life. His interest resides in pragmatic matters. He has prepared for the thought of a useless, “dead” faith in 1:26-27. In those verses he faulted a devotion to the Lord that did not control the tongue or care for the needy. He concludes that, “this one’s religion is useless (mataios).”
https://bible.org/article/how-energize-our-faith-reconsidering-meaning-james-214-26

Everything James is preaching is about energizing our faith. Thinking that these are false converts really just feeds into what GodGrace101 preaches and this is why she is wrong.

Okay your turn:)
 

GodsGrace101

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I am still waiting for the "salvation losers" to answer and define with definition the bolded words below and explain how one can lose salvation in light of these inspired words.

Can the "salvation losers" be honest and give the biblical definitions of the following words....??

The underlined is how the salvation losers read these words

Born from above by INCORRUPTIBLE seed<---seed can be corrupted and lose salvation

Saved to the UTTERMOST<-----Does not mean completely or eternally

KEPT by the POWER OF GOD<---Not kept and can be lost again

I will LOSE NOTHING, but RAISE it up the last day<---Jesus lied and can lose something he saved

He that believes on the Son is having EVERLASTING LIFE<---Everlasting means temporal based upon performance

HE that began a good work in you will FINISH IT and COMPLETE it<---Jesus cannot finish it or complete it because he is too weak

We are SEALED UNTO the day of REDEMPTION<---The seal of God is temporary and can be undone by man

I will NEVER leave thee nor FORSAKE thee<---Jesus will leave you and forsake you IF ___________

Where sin abounds, GRACE abounds the MORE <----Our sin is greater than God grace
Could YOU be honest and answer my two questions on post 81, 727?
 
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UnderGrace

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So if the gospel,,,,,,which means good news.....was present in the OT....
WHAT is the good news??????
And why did Jesus have to die?

Maybe you can answer with no snide remarks?
Is this your question, and isn't past your bedtime?
 
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UnderGrace

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Could YOU be honest and answer my two questions on post 81, 727?
Jesus had to die to be the propitiation for our sins and to conquer death. This had to be done in real time, just like how Adam and Eve sinned in real time.

There does that help?
 
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UnderGrace

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Sorry sis i can not agree

Dead faith is no faith at all

James made this clear. Merely beliving in Jesus but not trusting in him is well, but not enough, even demons believe and tremble
As well, the issue in James 2:14-26 is not about gaining or proving that one has eternal life, but rather, living as a profitable servant of Jesus Christ. James mentions profit several times (cf. 2:14, 16) and the opposite of profit–being dead or useless (2:17, 20, 26).
 
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UnderGrace

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Sorry sis i can not agree

Dead faith is no faith at all

James made this clear. Merely beliving in Jesus but not trusting in him is well, but not enough, even demons believe and tremble
Oh as well...

Even demons believe is a statement made by the objector.....

The objector is stating that he believes there is no connection between faith and works. James says that if we have faith, we should do something with it to live profitable and useful lives. The objector says,
"The two are not connected at all. Take the cardinal theological belief of Judaism as an example: the belief that God is One. The demons believe this, but it doesn’t affect their behavior. All they do is shudder, but beyond this, this still rebel against God.” So their faith does nothing for them."

But James very cleverly responds to Mr. Objector in James 2 20-26 by referring to Abraham the father of faith.

This is the true way to understand James. The false converts/mental assent theory causes a lot of problems in the church.... imho