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by swordfish7
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How do you know prayer works?
Replies: 61
Views: 13086

Re: How do you know prayer works?

Ultimately, we pray because God commands us to pray! We know it works also because God tells us it works. Prayer is communication with God, and much more than just asking God for things (1Thes. 5:17, Eph. 6:8, Matt.7:7, Phil. 4:6, Col. 4:2, Jam. 5:13, 1Chron. 16:11, Rom. 8:26, Rev. 8:3-4, 1 Tim. 2:8...
by swordfish7
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: My faith has dwindled down to almost nothing.
Replies: 20
Views: 5792

Re: My faith has dwindled down to almost nothing.

First, we must realize that God gives us faith - it is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8,9). We cannot lose that faith if it is real (John 17:8-10). So no matter what are our feelings, we can rest for we are saved. Our God is merciful and gracious. Now it is common to feel like we are far from God, but this i...
by swordfish7
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Catholicism Questions
Replies: 352
Views: 28414

Re: Catholicism Questions

If you look at the doctrine (teaching) of the church, they will say you need both works and faith to be saved. This is why the protestants do not unite with the Catholics, this being the chief point.
by swordfish7
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Heard this discussion about a shacked together couple
Replies: 97
Views: 11334

Re: Heard this discussion about a shacked together couple

B.W., are you saying we should not shun a person who claims to be a believer yet is sexually immoral? I Cor. 5:9-13 says we should judge the brother that claims to be a brother yet lives flagrantly against God's standards. Here we need to show discernment for we all sin but this passage is referring...
by swordfish7
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Stumbling Men
Replies: 58
Views: 5456

Re: Stumbling Men

We cannot just attempt to use our logic to discern God's will, but we need to know God's inerrant word - the bible. This is how we keep ourselves out of sin once we are believers.
by swordfish7
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Stumbling Men
Replies: 58
Views: 5456

Re: Stumbling Men

One other point: having good intentions does not make something right! Uzza touched the ark to steady it but was struck dead. He did not follow the law and he was punished for it, even though his intentions could be described as good. See 1 Chron. 13:9-14.
by swordfish7
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Stumbling Men
Replies: 58
Views: 5456

Re: Stumbling Men

I Timothy 2:9,10 says, "in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works". So yes women should be modest in their dre...
by swordfish7
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: "Impossible" prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: "Impossible" prayers

But one other point, we should NOT be angry at God if he chooses to not answer our prayer. God is not a candy machine where we put in our buck worth of prayers and we get our goodies out. God is God and he will not play our foolish games where we try to manipulate him!
by swordfish7
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: "Impossible" prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: "Impossible" prayers

I like praying the "impossible" prayers. God likes it when his people step out with wise faith. Wise faith may pray for somebody to come to faith like Bill Nye. It may ask for a spiritual awakening to sweep America, China, or even a continent like Africa. Foolish prayers would be ones where they are...
by swordfish7
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Catholicism Questions
Replies: 352
Views: 28414

Re: Catholicism Questions

I have a problem with Catholicism where salvation is based on works plus faith. Salvation is based only on faith (see Eph. 2:8,9).
by swordfish7
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Heard this discussion about a shacked together couple
Replies: 97
Views: 11334

Re: Heard this discussion about a shacked together couple

Heb. 13:4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
We need to learn our bibles and the church should practice church discipline. This is love!
by swordfish7
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Anything worth going to hell for?
Replies: 33
Views: 3627

Re: Anything worth going to hell for?

No! Hell is eternal and so is heaven!