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    Why did the Most High God create sin?

    Hello Blik, God claims to be the Creator of "PHYSICAL" evils in this world (tornados, hurricanes, sickness, etc.), but He is NOT the Creator of "moral" evil/NOT the Author of sin. The passage in Isaiah that you mentioned is a short study in opposites, and moral evil/sin is not the opposite of...
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    Why did the Most High God create sin?

    Hello Rondonmon, yin and yang are concepts that are central to dualistic Chinese religion (like Confucianism and Taoism) and the philosophy of Chinese life in general, I believe. This has ~never~ been true of Judaism and Christianity however, because YHWH has neither an equal nor an opposite...
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    Hi, I am new here. :-)

    Hello @Jillintx, welcome to CChat. As for how to begin, I think you've already done that, so congratulations on a great beginning and I look forward to talking with you out on the other boards as well :) God bless you! ~Deut 1 Thessalonians 5 23 May the God of peace Himself...
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    A step in the direction

    Hello Sister (@Ivy_songstress), and welcome to CChat! I'm glad that you found us and decided to join in the discussions with us, and thank you for telling us a little bit about yourself too :) I look forward to talking with you out on the other boards as well (y) God bless you! ~Deut 1...
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    God's sovereignty over life and death

    Hello @oceanbreeze, here's a verse that came to mind for you to consider. Matthew 10 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. ~Deut p.s. - and here's a passage from the Psalms as well. Psalm 139 1...
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    Need Advice on Knowledge of Bible and Commands

    Hello @Twistii, I think your first sentence above sounds like an excellent plan, put God first in everything, then do the other stuff that's important to do in your life while keeping Him in first place, 24/7 IOW (He doesn't get to be in 1st place during special times, like a quiet time that...
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    Greetings and hello

    Hello @magpie84, welcome to CChat! I'm glad that you found us and decided to join in the discussions with us, and thank you for your wonderful into as well :) God bless you! ~Deut 1 Thessalonians 5 23 May the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and...
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    Profanity from claiming "Christians"

    We are to always speak the truth to others .. in love (but how we accomplish that can be different in different situations, of course). I remember a street evangelist (when I was in college) who walked right up, handed you a Gospel of John, and delivered this short and memorable 4 word...
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    Profanity from claiming "Christians"

    Hello YMPMI, sadly, there are a lot of folks who "claim" to be Christian but are not. In fact, the Lord tells us that what we say/how we speak can be an indicator of who we really are (or are not) .. e.g. Matthew 12:34-37. That said, the Bible makes it clear that profanity and harsh language is...
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    Scripture(s) that speak to christians.

    Psalm 119 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy word. 11 Thy word I have 'treasured' in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee. .
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    The Beatitudes. Who is the intended audience?

    Hello yet again @throughfaith, if the Gospels were written for the people who were alive when Jesus was, alone, then why did the Holy Spirit bother to see that that even one of them was written down .. much less all four :unsure: After all, by the time the Gospels were finally completed, many...
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    The Beatitudes. Who is the intended audience?

    Hello again @throughfaith, in Matthew 10, the Lord Jesus "summoned/called" (proskaleomai) His Apostles to Himself, gave them power, and then sent them forth to minister to the people (to preach, to heal the sick and the blind, to cast out demons, etc.). The Twelve Apostles (at this point in time...
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    The Beatitudes. Who is the intended audience?

    Choosing the Twelve Luke 6 12 It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles...
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    The Beatitudes. Who is the intended audience?

    Matthew 4 18 As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and...
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    The Beatitudes. Who is the intended audience?

    While it's true that the Lord Jesus was born and that He taught "under the Law", what He taught was FAR more than a simple repetition or extension (and correction) of previous OT teaching. Since no one had kept/can keep the Mosaic Law, it (in reality) served the same primary purpose in the lives...
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    The Beatitudes. Who is the intended audience?

    Matthew 4 18 As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”...
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    My ideal Bible?

    Hello @sgw, have you tried these folks: https://316publishing.com/ These have all kinds of interesting Bibles in all four NASB translations, the 77, the 95, the 2020, and the LSB (which is just NT and Psalms/Proverbs until the early Fall). lsbible.org If you want BIG, check out their...
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    HEllo

    Hello @Isaiah243, and welcome to CChat! God bless you! ~Deut 1 Thessalonians 5 23 May the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful...
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    The incomplete gospel.

    And finally, my first question :) While I certainly appreciate and agree with Watchman Nee, that our being "in Christ" is "everything that we need", how do we incorporate the sanctification passages into that thought, as well :unsure: (like Hebrews 12:4-11, with Nee's, "He will not give us a...