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The Promise of Being a Blessing   Topics/belief

Started Sep-2 by JS5777; 206 views.
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Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Sep-8

JS5777 said:

There are very few times that I respond to something that you post out of a need to correct you.

First of all, thank you for your testimony brother. I honor and respect anyone who has given up their life to preach the gospel and shepherd the saints. Of course we will be opposed, harassed, slandered, and persecuted, but nothing can overcome the resurrection life in us. Praise the Lord!

Honestly, my burden, as I understand it, is not to correct anyone, although I can see that it can easily be taken that way. I am here to contend for the faith that was one for all delivered to the saints. To do my best to speak the truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ. The forum affords me a venue to practice this.

According to my understanding, there is not only Mexican and American culture, but religious culture as well. For many years I was in a certain Pentecostal denomination. Looking back, I would characterize it as a mixture of the Bible, traditions, superstition and myths. This all mingled together to form a language, a thought pattern, a way of behaving, that is different from say a Fundamentalist Baptist group, or from an Evangelical group, all of which have their own culture.

Of course, if there is such a thing on the earth as the church, it would have its own "culture." It would have a language, a way of behaving, a thought process that would be absolutely out of the Bible and the expression of Christ. The Body of Christ should express Christ, not any denomination. The Bible calls this corporate person "the one new man."

Ephesians 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

JS5777

From: JS5777

Sep-8

Everyone that claims that the Lord Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, should be conforming to the "culture" of heaven and the character of the Lord.

This means that ALL other cultures should be cast off as filthy rags, specifically in EVERY detail where they are contrary to the "culture of heaven".

Sadly, many that are church "members" STILL have not become members of the heavenly kingdom, and thereby do not recognize that they are still trying to hold the reigns of their own lives instead of surrendering absolute control to the Lord.

By their actions, they deny Him as being their Lord, even at the same time as proclaiming Him to be their Lord.

 

Shalom,

JS5777

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Sep-8

JS5777 said:

Everyone that claims that the Lord Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, should be conforming to the "culture" of heaven and the character of the Lord.

Amen James. Well put. 

PAULFROMNYS

From: PAULFROMNYS

Sep-9

   James:   Everyone that claims that the Lord Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, should be conforming to the "culture" of heaven and the character of the Lord.

   Paul:   Amen.  We need to deal with one another according to the hope in us.  I want for you exactly as I do for myself through every test and trail.  When I know my own frame((apart from Christ being my Lord in truth)) I am broken hearted as Romans 7 portrays.  Yet I know this to be the reality of every brother and sister in whatever measure they are not fully immersed in Christ, so by the grace of GOD I live that they may be as saved as I myself long to be. I think that is admonished to all of us in 1Cor 11:30-31  For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

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