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    Could someone please explain the concept of 'free will' to me?

    Free will is the ability to choose what we want. This rests on the heart which is the foundation of human desires, self-interest, and inclinations and which provides the reason or motivation for making choices. Man's problem is his heart. That is why when God grants repentance and forgiveness...
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    Could someone please explain the concept of 'free will' to me?

    When your deeds are done with this Agape love in your heart, you are being led by the Spirit and fulfilling God's commandments.
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    Could someone please explain the concept of 'free will' to me?

    Galatians 5: 13-14 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even ( that is) in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. When a person receives the gift of...
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    Could someone please explain the concept of 'free will' to me?

    Galatians 5: 18 But if ye be led by the Spirit ye are not under the law. IF you are led by the Spirit, you will not want to sin and if you do sin, you will hate your sin, repent, and pray to God for strength and resolve to overcome the temptations. You have the free will to read and...
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    What should I pray for?

    Should I pray for general things such as : pray that all sick people get well? That there be peace everywhere in the world? That starvation cease to exist? That there be no more misery in the world? I envision this to be what heaven will be like. Should I pray for personal gratifications such...
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    The Great Commission

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    The Great Commission

    As soon as you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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    The Great Commission

    1 Cor 1:9 God is faithful, BY WHOM YOU WERE CALLED unto the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1: 3-7 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath belessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. According as He HATH CHOSEN US in Him...
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    The Great Commission

    No man can come to Jesus, unless the Father first performs the action of drawing. That pretty much says it all. John 1: 12-13 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become children of God, even ( that is) to them that believe on His name; Who were born, NOT OF BLOOD, NOR...
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    The Great Commission

    The repentance granted by the Father is not just a head repentance. It is so deep and sincere, that the person turns to God for forgiveness of their sins, who in turn will provide the means for that person to receive the Gospel of Jesus and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. That is why we...
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    The Great Commission

    If they receive water baptism because they repented of their sins, trust in Jesus, and receive the Holy Spirit, then they are saved. If they receive water baptism without really repenting, then the water baptism wont save them.
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    The Great Commission

    Read Acts 19: 2-7 where disciples of John got baptized with water and had not received the Holy Spirit. When John the baptist baptized it was a baptism of repentance. When Paul explained Jesus to them, they believed in Jesus , and the verse says they were baptized in the name of the Lord...
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    The Great Commission

    Check out Ephesians 1: 13
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    The Great Commission

    Once saved always saved because when you have repented and put your trust in Jesus, you get sealed by the Holy Spirit.
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    The truth about Muhammad "Feedback appreciated"

    Thanks again. I'm learning.
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    The Great Commission

    What does OP stand for?
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    The Great Commission

    There is nothing wrong with water baptism as long as you are showing repentance. But you don't have to declare it publicly. Repentance is a state of being. You can either declare it or not. You can declare it publicly through a ritual or to God in prayer.
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    The Great Commission

    To be honest , it was just 1 person. He straight out told me that he was waiting for approval and the worldly advantages of pastoring. I just assumed there are other people like him that just see pastoring as a good employment opportunity. This person cusses a lot and once told me, seriously...
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    The Great Commission

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    The Great Commission

    What does DTS and SBC stand for? Thanks.