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I reposted PennEd's response because he said it all. So did JaumeJ. If you were truly reprobate, you would not care what God thought. God does not give us a spirit of fear and He does not speak to us in an accusatory manner. That is the dark side talking, so quit listening.
2 Tim. 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Gods love is perfect.. Not like our human love which is often dependant on others living up to the standards we set..
God is longsuffering towards us in His perfect love.. His love is a gift and not earned.. So yeah if you believe God and trust in the Atonement He secured for your salvation you will be saved..No matter how unworthy you may believe you are..
So, how bad do you have to be for God to have a reprobate mind about you? I did something very bad in my church. All for love. My live has NEVER been the same since. I once was so so close with God. I'd get up every morning, early, to spend time with Him, and pray. I taught Sunday school, was an intercessor in the church, on the prayer team, and the treasurer of the church. But then I gave into sin, and now I am on the other side of the spectrum, so far away from God. I try to read the bible, but all I can think is how can I ask God for ANYTHING after what I did. How can He love me or want me still???
I am really needing prayer and guidance, but I don't know where to turn.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words: Reprobate
(b) of persons, Romans 1:28 , of a "reprobate mind," a mind of which God cannot approve, and which must be rejected by Him, the effect of refusing "to have God in their knowledge;"
2 Tim 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Tin 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
(NOTE: vs 7 ever learning, yet, vs 8 resist the truth)
KJV Dictionary Definition: Reprobation
When a sinner is so hardened as to feel no remorse or misgiving of conscience, it is considered as a sign of reprobation.
toofargone, in post #20 you said: "QUOTE My heart is filled with sorrow, deep remorse, and constant aguish and deep regret over my sin; the regret of what I had done fills me DAILY.
toofargone, Reread the KJB Dictionary definition. Your post is clear, you have/feel remorse. When Christ said; It's Finished. He was speaking of His redemptive SIN ATONING sacrifice. At the Cross, Christ forgave YOU! Time to forgive yourself & move forward.
The way how I understand the reprobate mind is a mindset so detestable that the actions committed by said person says it all. Look at the reference in Titus 1:16, actions speak louder than words.
One of the most detestable and disgusting thing that I can think of, is this concept of "gender identity/gender fluid" that is being taught to children as soon they start school. Teachers that teach children right from a early age they can be whatever gender they want, confusing their minds.
Now what of priests who support this same-sex transgender agenda? Have a read up on Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This archbishop would rather go to hell. Priests like this are a great threat as they will want to drag as many down with them.
And this whole entire same-sex transgender agenda that is being forced upon people is just another example of how detestable the mindset of the individuals concerned has become. So detestable, that the people involved in the editing and publication of the Queen James Bible had to rewrite certain verses so as to justify their lifestyle.
My heart is filled with sorrow, deep remorse, and constant aguish and deep regret over my sin; the regret of what I had done fills me DAILY. I have just now began to listen to christian music without extreme pain! And still, often, I have to turn it off because its too painful to think God would have anything to do with me, after I betrayed Him! How could I have been so selfish and foolish! All just to feel loved. I cannot comprehend how God would want me back; how He would desire me, or even rain down His compassion and mercy on me, who CHOSE sin! I knew what I was doing! I loved God with almost everything in me; accept i was still so deeply lacking in feeling loved. And that blinded me, took my memory of how much God once loved me. Submurged in my sin, I forgot the most beautiful love that I had, God's love.
Perhaps, this could be just a glimps of how Adom and Eve felt after they sinned. I try to believe again, but hearing the words of that pastor over and over again, keeps bringing me back to the belief that I am a nothing, and I must be a waste to God.
How Can it be! Song by Laura Daigle
I dare not look to God. How could I? How could I fade the one that I was once so in love with???