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by jestes
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The Unforgivable Sin
Replies: 18
Views: 2907

Re: The Unforgivable Sin

My personal view is that Jesus wasn't saying that God 'can't or 'won't' forgive blaspheming the HS, but that the people who truly commit this sin are so deep in unbelief that they will never change their ways. Basically, I think Christ is saying that He would forgive if those people would ever ask, ...
by jestes
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: sin that leads to death
Replies: 40
Views: 8510

Re: sin that leads to death

I step away from the forum for a little while and come back to immediately find an OSAS debate. This should be interesting. My $.02, I wholeheartedly do not believe that a truly saved person can be lost. Reason being, we aren't left up to our own devices. The HS helps us, and God whips our butt if n...
by jestes
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I'm having doubts about my salvation again
Replies: 31
Views: 4635

Re: I'm having doubts about my salvation again

Repentance is a tricky word. If I remember correctly, the most correct way to translate it would be to say that it is a change of heart. That basically means that to repent of your sin would mean to change your mind about the fact that your sin is wrong. Essentially, acknowledge that you have made o...
by jestes
Sat May 26, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Summer!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Summer!!!

You should use the good weather to take flying lessons to get your pilots license! :)
by jestes
Sun May 20, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: I'm having doubts about my salvation again
Replies: 31
Views: 4635

Re: I'm having doubts about my salvation again

It sounds to me like you are either a new believer, or someone who has renewed his commitment to Christ. Either way, it's awesome! I can tell you have a lot of questions. In fact, you sound exactly like I did at one time. There was a time when I felt like I was beginning to come to grips with the id...
by jestes
Mon May 07, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Questions about how faith works
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Questions about how faith works

I ask this I guess mainly and I may sound like I have ocd, but I just can't nail down the full meaning of faith. And I'm afraid that if I don't I may find out after I die and end up in hell that I really didn't have faith but I thought while on earth I did. ' Someone asked Christ a very similar thi...
by jestes
Wed May 02, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Is it sinful to celebrate traditional western holidays?
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: Is it sinful to celebrate traditional western holidays?

It seems to me, both in life experiences and in my reading, that God is all about heart attitude and not some legalistic mindset. Case in point, the Pharisees tried to place blame on Jesus for "working" on the sabbath. He went off on them, and rightfully so. They were getting legalistic and loosing ...
by jestes
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: An oldy but a goodie..............
Replies: 19
Views: 3432

Re: An oldy but a goodie..............

Dallas wrote:I saw this a few years ago, and yesterday on facebook. But on facebook, it said Einstein said this. Is that true?
"The problem with the internet is that all too often quotes are incorrectly attributed to certain authors" - Abraham Lincoln
by jestes
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The Difference Between Having Morals and Holy Spirit
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: The Difference Between Having Morals and Holy Spirit

You're talking about the unforgivable sin. That verse has caused a few hearts to skip a beat, including mine when I first read it. Here's my view: Jesus said that it was the one sin that 'would' not be forgiven, not 'could not' be forgiven. He also talked about it right after the Pharisees said that...
by jestes
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: GCB television show
Replies: 2
Views: 696

GCB television show

So has anyone watched the GCB show on ABC? I've read about it, and seen a few previews, so I don't need to watch it to know how I'd feel about it... My main question is which companies advertise on that show? Since ABC hasn't responded to calls to drop it, I figure we as Christians need to go one st...
by jestes
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: How to feel more 'alive'
Replies: 13
Views: 2955

Re: How to feel more 'alive'

CS Lewis once wrote: If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
by jestes
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: I need help. (female problems.)
Replies: 68
Views: 13330

Re: I need help. (female problems.)

Dallas, Let's be honest, having a crush that isn't reciprocated sucks... I think I wrote about it earlier, but I've been there. Most people have, whether they admit it or not. I used to wonder why God would let me feel that kind of pain. I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Then something clicked: ...
by jestes
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Why do men have more dominance than women?
Replies: 129
Views: 30375

Re: Why do men have more dominance than women?

You've got two issues in one regarding your post. 1. Is it worse for a girl to be promiscuous or for a man? 2. Are men inherently more dominant than women? To answer the first one: It's wrong for people of either gender to go around "hooking up" and sleeping with whoever walks by. We don't need to d...
by jestes
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about answered prayers and "praying hard"
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: Question about answered prayers and "praying hard"

While many times prayers get answered in the way we ask, many other times the answer is no. When they're answered with a yes, we think we can ask for something else and it too will be a yes. Sometimes we get a string of prayers answered with a yes. Other times we may get a string of no. It's easy fo...
by jestes
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: I need help. (female problems.)
Replies: 68
Views: 13330

Re: I need help. (female problems.)

Any news, lover boy? y:-" Uhm.... I'm getting mad at this whole situation. So much going on with family life, then this just makes it worse :(. Nonetheless, I think she knows I like her, so she keeps avoiding me. Oh well... Ugh.... :( Dallas, I think you would probably feel a whole lot better if yo...