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Apologetics / Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Last post by Apostolic on July 04, 2018, 01:46:17 AM »
Why should the faithful Christian worry about the temporal things when in the big picture, our troubles and afflictions are light and but for a moment compared to an eternity with God.

Easy for you to say, you're not troubled or afflicted. You've never had a flood destroy your home or a child die from cancer or someone persecute you because you are gay. You sit here in your ivory tower and judge. Where is the love?
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Apologetics / Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Last post by Tony Warren on July 03, 2018, 04:39:50 PM »
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It's a harmony, a synergy, the interaction between God and man, life and death, to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of the individuals living and dying.
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 )amen( Trevor. I couldn't agree more. Evil, grief and affliction remain here as a God breathed learning experience for mankind. Nothing in this world is in vain, and that including life, death, disease, suffering, calamity or travail. The problem (as I see it) is that because of sin, most people (including professing  Christians) just don't get it. This because they're usually so busy envying or feeling sorry for themselves. They take their eyes off Christ and place them on themselves and the result is incessant whining, murmuring, complaining, grumbling and moaning about every little aspect of their lot in life. The "Poor Me" mentality that so permeates the industrialized world. You would think they were penniless, starving, have one set of clothes, live in Calcutta, Dhaka, Bangladesh or something when they are actually blessed beyond measure. All these life lessons go right over their collective heads. But when there is no learning from misfortune, there is no growth. When there is no growth, there is stagnation and quiescence. The evil, affliction, pain and suffering in this world is for our learning, spiritual acumen and growth.

2nd Corinthians 4:17-18
  • "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
  • While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

Why should the faithful Christian worry about the temporal things when in the big picture, our troubles and afflictions are light and but for a moment compared to an eternity with God. What does the child of God really have to whine and complain about, we are the Blessed of the Lord in whose hands if the world could fall apart tomorrow we'd find rest in the glory of God. So then, let our living be with joy, our witness with mourning, and our understanding with the knowledge, illumination and wisdom of Christ. In affliction, life and death we glory in the Lord's doings.

Proverbs 16:4
  • "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil."

"nosce te ipsum"
 
Peace,
Tony Warren
"I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. -Psalms 32:5"
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Apologetics / Re: Why Does God Allow Evil and why is there Suffering?
« Last post by Trevor on July 03, 2018, 07:35:37 AM »
 )Goodpoint( It's a harmony, a synergy, the interaction between God and man, life and death, to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of the individuals living and dying.
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Theology / Re: 1 Sam 3
« Last post by clark thompson on July 03, 2018, 04:57:13 AM »
1 Samuel 3:13
KJV 13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

Recovery Version
1 Samuel 3:13
13 For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever because of the iniquity which he knew; for his sons brought the curse upon themselves, and he did not restrain them.
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These are my thoughts.
We donít want to be judged by the Lord and the only way to escape judgment is to come to grace thru Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
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Theology / Re: What does the Bible say about the Tithe or Christian Tithing?
« Last post by Reformer on July 01, 2018, 08:59:33 AM »
What is the spiritual significance of tithing? We know it was practiced under the old covenant, but what did it foreshadow?

The spiritual significance of tithing is the gospel, and like all Old Testament laws it foreshadowed Christ, our full portion unto God. Our spiritual tithes and offerings are through Christ, where it is a full oblation.
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Theology / Re: What does the Bible say about the Tithe or Christian Tithing?
« Last post by George on July 01, 2018, 01:54:06 AM »
First, forget the spiritual meaning, that's Amillennial nonsense.

Second, Melanie. So you're saying we shouldn't give tithes and offerings, we should keep all our money for ourselves? Isn't that robbing God? Selfish and greedy at best.
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Theology / Re: What does the Bible say about the Tithe or Christian Tithing?
« Last post by Melanie on June 29, 2018, 01:05:40 PM »
Skeeter,
Everything we have belongs to the Lord, not a 10th. We are not under law, but Grace. Freely we received, we freely give. Not by law, by grace.

This Articles Search:

http://mountainretreatorg.net/searchit/searchit.cgi?should%20christians%20tithe

Found in This tithing thread:

http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=2117.0

Admin, maybe you could merge this thread.
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Theology / Re: What does the Bible say about the Tithe or Christian Tithing?
« Last post by Skeeter7 on June 28, 2018, 09:07:41 PM »
What is the spiritual significance of tithing? We know it was practiced under the old covenant, but what did it foreshadow?
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Apologetics / Re: What is Spiritual Insanity?
« Last post by Reformer on June 28, 2018, 05:32:14 AM »
Tony,
   I've only been here a short period of time as you know but I am impressed with the knowledge of scripture I see presented here. My question is what is this spiritual insanity that you and others have referenced from time to time. I've never heard it mentioned anywhere but here so if you could enlighten me, I would be most grateful. Thanks.

It's what we see all over the world today as Satan is loosed to wreck havoc upon society and assure the unfaithful church receives in themselves the name of the beast.

 Pr 23:9  Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
 10  Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
 11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
 12  Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.


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