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stan

awesome!!!

Paula

Ian,
After people realise there is a GOD, is there anything
to help them to be able to discern the difference between the 50,000 odd, different gods, or those who put other people/things on the same par as God.
Or even to know when it is satan mascarading as an angel of light.

As satan himself is smart enought to also believe/know there is a God,
would another book be in order, to then show how to know when he (satan) is fooling so many, stepping in pretending to be God.

ian

Paula...I think India has something like 3 or 4 million deities.

But yes, I think deciphering the divinity code is crucial...

ian

Paula...I think India has something like 3 or 4 million deities.

But yes, I think deciphering the divinity code is crucial...

Paula

Thanks Ian,

Now I can sleep at night.
All those prayers I have said for you, weren't wasted (just kidding about the wasted part)

'CRUCIAL' being the operative word.

Oh yes, there is a God afterall Charlie Brown

fugley

Perhaps it would have been better had you just sat around twiddling your thumbs. Evolution gave Man an opposable thumb that gave him an advantage over many other animals.

Paula

Yeah...thats intelligent design for you.

Has Gods fingerprints (no pun intended) all over it.

Andrew Davies

Ian
You have been called all sorts of names by all sorts of people over the years. "Thumb twiddler" has not been one of them (it probably is a good definition of many of your critics though).
I applaud you for your commitment, your energy and your insight.

stan

This is what you ought to be worrying about Paula: Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven" (Matthew 7:21). The key is not only saying certain things, but also living a certain way as a result of our beliefs. James 2:26 says, "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also" (see also verses 17, 20).

KevinOB

May your diligent work bring many to know Jesus Christ as the Son of God and their personal Saviour. You are opening eyes to let the Light shine in.

fletch

The book sounds great! I'm going to get it.

Sounds like Paula's on her crusade against all organized religion again...

Paula

It goes even deeper than that Stan, do a study on false teachers in the NT.

I have many, many, studies, as I have spent hours over the last 6 years on this very subject.

Deception and apostacy in the Body of Christ.

One of the best sites is
http://www.shepherdserve.org
He has several books on-line (free) that many would be shaocked to read.

Another huge key, is the
through trial and tribulation you 'enter' the Kindgom of God which is within.

Shame you missed many of the
threads I posted all this on.

But glad to see you bring it up.

fred

Even if god did exist, which he doesnt, what makes you think its your one?

Paula

No fletch, not all organised relgion, just the ones I have mentioned.

Many people cry out against
physical abuse, and metnal abuse, but very fews against spiritual abuse, and yet the Bible warns about it more than most things. Maybe a few more need to be concerned.

Stan, that was an excellent post you copied from Greg Laurie, I would recommend any pastor associated with a Calvery Chapel church.

Andrew Davies

"Even if god did exist, which he doesnt"

To know that Fred you need to be omniscient.
I suggest you position is merely just another belief based on preference rather than fact.

stan

how about that Lonnie Frisbee guy then Paula? penis to ass sex is great

stan

by the way, the point i was making above (via Greg's words, repasted at my blog) was that even if you do get the right God (like 90% or whatever of US Christians) often they are half-assed Christians who probably aren't really Christians in the first place

Greg Laurie

That's right stan, and that was the point I was making in my latest e-mail:

A flurry of research recently has found that in spite of the secularism of popular culture, many people believe in God and identify themselves as being strongly religious. This is not only true of adults, but also of teenagers. However, analysts said that this so-called spirituality may be only skin deep. I think there are many people who believe they are Christians, but they really are not.

The apostle James, the brother of Jesus, identified for us what true religion really is, what it means to be a real Christian, what it means to be a truly spiritual person, and what real faith is. He said we have a tendency to deceive ourselves (see James 1:22) or to deceive our hearts (see verse 26). We can be deceived and think we are automatically Christians because we are in church or because we have gone through religious rituals. But James showed us the balance between faith and works and how they work together.

Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven" (Matthew 7:21). The key is not only saying certain things, but also living a certain way as a result of our beliefs. James 2:26 says, "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also" (see also verses 17, 20).

Let's understand what James was saying. He was not teaching that we are justified by works alone. Rather, he was saying that having genuine faith, true spirituality, will impact a Christian's lifestyle. If someone's so-called faith does not produce this change, then it is not real faith at all.

Paula

What Stan...upset you got found out?

Plagarism doesn't suit you.

stan

how am i upset? all you had to do was follow the link from my name to my blog, and i was just too lazy to attribute my original post to Greg Laurie because i didn't think anyone would really know him anyway. you still didn't respond to my question in light of your "all calvary church pastors are great" comment, Lonnie Frisbee was a homosexual 'til the end

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