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 on: October 30, 2014, 08:39:30 PM 
Started by morning listener - Last post by Gouda
I didn't post here for a while because I got errors constantly and couldn't post here.

 on: October 30, 2014, 01:26:59 PM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
The next future event is the judgement. We are now preparing for that event. In the judgement Christ will be absolutely just. He will bless the elect and He will send the wicked into hell or the second death. The second death is simply Gods eternal curse exercised in an absolute sense. It will be Gods final declaration of death. God will end all destruction.

Is Gods knowledge of judgement lesser at this time than in the final judgement?  If God was lesser in His knowledge at any time then He would not be absolutely just. God displays His justice in every event. Gods reasons for the existence and the working out of all things are always right. In the Psalms God viewing everything in black and white is His pure line between blessing and cursing.

Since we are in Christ we have already received Christ righteousness. We cannot be judged. We can never be cursed. Our control is not pragmatic. God has made it impossible for us to be successful by trying to work for our salvation. He did this by making us unable to save ourselves or to keep our salvation. So to say that we can deny ourselves by our choice is trying to control God.

When we are saved God must change our will. We cannot exercise our own power to be acceptable to God according to His standard of self denial. God must destroy our old will and give us a new will. Now listen this is very important and it is cutting hairs but it a totally different way than the religious expression of self denial. If we could offer God our will at salvation then God would need to grade all men on a curve. God would need to be lenient on some men. In order for God to accept our self denial He would need to see something good in us. If we could offer God something good then we would never have an absolute standard of goodness, justice, faithfulness, or blessing. Our good willing could never be explained. It would be according to what we think God accepts. And really this is the spirit of the world. It is thinking that if we could give God something good then we are good enough to excuse ourselves of the things we do that are not acceptable. This is exactly how the bible describes men who make themselves god.  We cannot change the way salvation is communicated and think it will not have a ripple effect in the history of the world. Be patient with me because I need to go slow to explain the rest of this Psalm. 

 on: October 30, 2014, 09:41:37 AM 
Started by The G Man - Last post by billbennett
Praying G man.

Times are tough here too. I retired 5 years ago and work part time at a community college. Thinking about going back to work full time, if I can find something. Everything seems to cost more, especially utilities.

Anyway, God bless and keep in touch.


 on: October 30, 2014, 07:13:59 AM 
Started by morning listener - Last post by Jeffrey
I was because people can't stand to have their traditional system challenged or to hear a even a hint of that.

 on: October 30, 2014, 05:38:22 AM 
Started by savedbygrace - Last post by savedbygrace
2 Cor 5:15

15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

One of the unfailing Purposes of God in the Death of Christ, it is that all for whom He died [The Elect] shall henceforth not live unto themselves, but to Live unto Him which died for them, and rose again ! So the result of Christ's Death in the Purpose of God is to reverse the plight of God's People of what happened in adam here Isa 53:6

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

The Elect of God, His sheep went astray in adam and turned to living unto ourselves, are own way, but Christ's death puts an end to that by bringing us back to God 1 Pet 3:18

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Or that He might return us back to the Bishop of our souls 1 Pet 2:24-25

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray[went our own way, live unto ourselves]; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

The word returned is the greek word epestraphēte :

(a) trans: I turn (back) to (towards), (b) intrans: I turn (back) (to [towards]); I come to myself.

To cause to return, to bring back. Its actually what we saw in the prodigal son when we read Lk 15:17-18

17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

he is being returned passive and he is now active in it, conversion. The word epestraphēte also is in the aorist indicative passive, which means he is being returned, which can also be the middle voice because he is being made to cooperate actively, for man is active in his repentance once it is given by God !

Christ's death effects a conversion, return back to God, even God in Christ !501

 on: October 30, 2014, 04:55:22 AM 
Started by morning listener - Last post by Radio Roswell

IMO it wasn't the glitch of technical nature of the site.

Keep in touch Mark. Either in pm's thru here or the other site.

 on: October 30, 2014, 04:47:07 AM 
Started by morning listener - Last post by Jeffrey
There doesn't seem to have been a whole lot of activity here in a good while. The numbers are down which lessens the richness of the conversations.
Now, as you are aware, there is another forum that Radio Roswell and MaxxAction have been active in. That one is really rich in its diversity of perspectives and openess to various points of view. (kidding obviously).

Anyway, I would check back in here from time to time. It could happen that new people stumble upon the site and things pick up.

 on: October 29, 2014, 01:12:02 PM 
Started by mybigGod - Last post by mybigGod
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.

A refuge is being in the care of someone who is watching over you. God promises to watch over us in the covenant. He promises to provide all of our needs so that we can overcome all opposition. He promises that He will no longer keep a record of our sin, He will be available to us in our trials, and He will prove Himself always faithful, loving, kind and long suffering.

If Christ is in absolute control of all things then we are loved. Because He gave us everything that He obtained. In the future we will rule with Christ. But Christ has already put His righteousness to our account. So in this relationship with Christ and God our Father...we are looked upon as already obtaining everything. Our problem is that we do not really feel, experience, and believe that we are what He has made us.

The other problem is that we are facing opposition to this absolute control. We belong to an eternal Family and we are love beyond what we could ever imagine. In the Psalms our occupation is our being in Christ. So the Psalms describe our lives as either really too good to imagine and we face opposition that is far worse than we could ever think. Since we are in Gods house the Psalms give us a perspective from Gods view of the world. We are kind of standing along side of God...fellow shipping while God is looking down and describing how evil and destructive the world really is. In this sense when it is talking about the oppressed and the troubles of the world it is so bad that we cannot help to make it better. The only way to be safe is to be delivered from the world. Having the experience of salvation is seeing God as our great deliverer and protector.  The point is there is only one remedy and it is to escape with God. God must surround us on all sides with His protection or we would be destroyed.

 on: October 29, 2014, 12:53:31 PM 
Started by Kings_kid - Last post by Jeffrey
I smoked a lot of grass before I came to faith in Christ. I drank a lot back then too. Did pot in various forms, hash, hash oil. My favorite at that time was Columbian Red.
I also took downers, uppers, smoked PCP, DMT, took acid, peyote, mescaline, snorted coke, (never did crack).
Anyway, I didn't have to work at stopping any of those things. My urges stopped completely when I came to Christ. I enjoyed just pretty plain things.

But I am of mixed feelings about grass and drinking now. On the one hand, its not the end of the world to me to think that there are believers who smoke and drink.
If they do so to be "altered" in some way, relaxed, or become looser, or less bored, then I do say to myself that it would seem better if they were simply happy and content and enjoying life without that. But it isn't, as I said, something for me to jump on someone about and condemn them as if I might not have my own crutches. I rely on my wife a lot for my feelings of well being. And my kids. And I do like to hike in the woods and all to relax. But thats easy for me to do. Who knows what might happen in my life to make me feel a need for something immediate.

When my father was dying of lung cancer and going through chemo and all, my brother asked around and found someone to sell him some grass. I think it helped my dad.
I am for that kind of thing if a person wants to try it.

 on: October 29, 2014, 10:13:38 AM 
Started by morning listener - Last post by morning listener
Well, it could also be that it was just sucking. But it does seem a bit simultaneous. Like after the site broke down no one returned.
Oh well. So long folks.

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