Well, the God that Christians worship is just. The New Testament has a whole bunch of verses that tell us that we are able to not sin, that we should not sin, that we should avoid temptation, and so on. There’s no spiritual reason that I know of to do it more than once, though. I wouldn’t leave a church over their teaching on this subject, and I wouldn’t create any division in the church over it. The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is God. If there’s any way I can be helpful to you, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I’m not sure I understand the question, but I’ll guess. I’m so very confused and worried. Let me know what you think about Awesome Christian Music, would you? One can be an apologist for anything…making a case for something isn’t a religious endeavor. He seems to fit Paul’s description of the false teachers in Galatia. Im not sure if i would say he is a false teacher because i dont see him questioning the resurrection of Jesus or the purpose for hom dying on the cross. We read a number of times in the Bible that Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Would you agree? Just as Adam and Eve had the option of sinning or not sinning, so Jesus had the option as well. The same notes are used in “good” music and “bad.” The rhythm can’t be good or bad, either. Baptism tells your community of faith that you’ve decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus. That’s good, right? And god bless you. The truth is that some people won’t be in Heaven. I would start with the books written by Mark and John and then Acts. Nobody ever has, and nobody ever will. It’s trusting God: Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. I recently dreamed of it 2 nights ago and I went further then I usually do and I woke up fearless I actually cried . We must have faith and follow the rules that of which God has put forth and listed. The word “reconcile” is the Greek word katallasso. Because they don’t think clearly. the Lord Jesus is all about love, he doesn’t bring sickness and disease on us, but he can allow things to happen. I heard that Mormons think that if you are not baptized a Mormon than you won’t be able to go to heaven. The Bible doesn’t provide enough information to answer. Sure, we can know that a lot of our loves ones will be there. Third, HOWEVER. I go to a christian school but no church. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. That’s not how it works at all. Those friends who had lots of troubles, who were spiritually immature, found that many – or most – of their troubles disappeared as they chose to take charge of their walk with Christ. I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog! Fourth, they had more peace and more joy as they grew. The trouble is that we have no idea when that will actually happen. She said, “I already asked him last year, and we talk about church sometimes. You can also subscribe without commenting. Do it in front of your Christian brothers and sisters as a sign of your faith and your decision to serve God with your life. You see, Audry: our problem is not that we’re bad, and need to be good. A baptism is public in nature, and you can’t have a ceremony that’s both private and public. This is modalism, as I outline below… and it’s unbiblical. If you can’t – or if you currently don’t have a local community of Jesus-followers that you spend time with – then it’s okay to wait until you CAN be baptized. Thanks for asking! Another thing, relevant to your message, is that nobody laid hands on them to receive the Spirit, and it didn’t happen when they were baptized. I get it. She can’t get it wet. Rather than criticizing them for criticizing you, I would suggest another way. You ask good questions, Chris. I know, that sounds weird. When you find such a place, ask them when you can be baptized…and then do it. I hate sin, and I dislike sin! Amen. Who was here in the flesh~Jesus; Who was justified in the Spirit~Jesus; Who was seen of angels~Jesus; Who was preached unto the Gentiles~Jesus; Who was received up into glory~Jesus. Rather than kind of floating around the edges of their churches, they decided to fully immerse themselves in their relationship with God. Verse 9: false teaching spreads throughout the church, changing the way believers see everything. Let Him bear that burden. For these reasons (and more) I don’t use the name Lucifer to refer to the devil. If you feel that your relationship with your grandparents is strong enough for a bit of push-back, here’s what I might do. If your response is that you don’t believe the Bible, I would have to question your opening statement (#1). But merely stating this leaves out a great deal of necessary discussion. If it were, the account of Cornelius and his household would be false. People tend to think, “Surely a message such as mine will convince people that God is real, and that they should heed my warning, and that I can help bring about revival.” Maybe…and maybe not. Sir Tony may the almighty God grant you more grace and the anointing to continue the good work. Nicodemus didn’t understand. So that’s what made me believe that they were separate because Jesus Himself implied that in that specific scripture. All they really need is Jesus, and for you and me to tell them about Him. We eat, but we get hungry again. They are raised with the idea that being a Plain Christian and just having Jesus in their Heart will get them to Heaven, i say there is so much more to be in Faith with Christ. For me, this is another red flag. Now, that’s a risky move. They are a kind of prayer. I do not believe that this is our enemy, trying to stop you. If you want to be baptized but are not allowed, relax. Next, I’m very happy to hear that you will do whatever it takes to be right with God. Some by Michael Jackson aren’t. And I have asked him to forgive me. So we must believe upon Jesus, but then we are commanded to repent-the old man dies out, be baptized-going under the blood having our sins washed away, then filled with the Holy Ghost-ressurecting in Newness of life.. You must put line upon line, and precept upon precept.. When we tell God that we DO believe He’s trustworthy, and we surrender our lives to Him, we’re saying that we’re going to do things His way instead of our way. Baptism says, “I believe as you do, and I want to join you.” If you’re a believer, you’ve already been baptized, by Jesus, with the Holy Spirit. =). All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. That’s salvation. Your question is whether a believer who isn’t baptized can go to Heaven. The one with the dream, or the vision, or the supposed prophecy, believes that the world must hear them…and hear them immediately. If you see a chair, you know that it’s something used for sitting. Or do his teachings tend to make readers re-evaluate everything they believe about God? I prayed for guidance, and heard nothing… and things didn’t seem to go well. So: if everyone is forgiven, doesn’t that mean everyone goes to Heaven? I want to get to a point where I believe this religion and I chose this religion for myself. Those who are “reconciled” to God (as we read in 2 Corinthians 5) can be with Him forever, and those who are not reconciled cannot. He helps us understand the way things work, helps us learn to be like Jesus, and leads us to love and serve others. Our problem is that we’re spiritually dead, and need to be made alive. 4) How will I be sure, I don’t go to Hell. To go to Heaven, we have to sit. We all need help and encouragement from time to time, too… so I recommend looking around for some people in your area who already trust God, and build good relationships with them. Please don’t make the rich man’s mistake and believe that the world needs to see a miracle before they’ll believe. I never was able to finish it once I realize that it was another judgement day dream so I would force myself to wake up. We do have some clues about our next life, though. But it has to be done by Jesus' example , where you are baptized by someone at least as good as John The Baptist , and where you make the same covenant Jesus made with God . The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. Will god still love me? In John 3, Jesus called it being ‘born again.’ The apostle Paul said that if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here. It’s safe, and wise, and mature. Romans 4:3. I could be wrong, of course…what do you think? Isnt it paradoxical, for example. And then once you believe, then Jesus’ 3 criteria comes into play. You can buy the ingredients for a feast, cook it to perfection, but if you don't sit down and eat it, the food does you no good. That’s knowledge, not trust. They’re just notes. The number of sins you commit changes nothing about His love. You’ve asked a very common question. If you want to be part of His Kingdom, you must acknowledge that He is King, and that to be part of His Kingdom you must submit to His authority. Required fields are marked *. How can it be for us to get into heaven by faith alone but yet can get away with anything? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have. Everyone will be judged, at the same time, and will then be either welcomed into Heaven or sent to Hell. So it’s not sin that sends people to Hell, since Jesus paid for all sin. I started to see more posts about people should be looking towards God during these end times. Let me know if there’s more I can do for you. Many of my friends believe that when we die our spirit leaves our body and is with Jesus. it cant be both. Do you think I should be listening to it?”. Now, I don’t know you or your situation, but I’ve been around for a while. The simple answer is that He does…sort of. They idolize material wealth, success, and abstinence from “sin” (regardless of whether or not it is actually sin). You may be surprised at the answer: Sin isn’t what sends people to Hell, so it’s not the disobedient who go there. Good question! They deny the trinity, the existence of hell, promote the so-called British Israel doctrine, claim that Christians should be Torah-observant (but only in the ways they think are best), teach that Jesus’ kingdom IS of this world (despite His direct statement to the contrary), believe there will be three resurrections of the dead, and so on. You did more for me with your signing of the check analogy than they did. Sometimes, the things we do like will change, too… if they’re not good for us. In the meantime, God wants to give us joy, and peace, and confidence, and courage. It’s your troubles. I do believe in God and I trust him, but now I know that it’s not enough. Another objection to cremation is that pagan cultures have cremated the dead for centuries, and (as the argument goes) we should avoid doing what the pagans do. How does being reborn into your next life change by being saved in this life? There’s no limitation on the number involved, but because it’s an important step for a believer, we should make an effort to do it well. They should teach the Bible all the time, rather than other things. Instead, I would suggest that the unrepentant will suffer the consequences of their actions in the afterlife (at least then, if not before). There’s a HUGE difference between mentally agreeing with the general explanation of the gospel and believing the gospel. Let God do the pressuring. Some people get frustrated and think the answer is no. You can get wet anytime you want, but that won’t be baptism. I hope that eases your mind. I see no contradiction between the existence of dinosaurs and God’s Word. All throughout Scripture, we see that they are not the same person. The important question is whether you’ve been born again, Deborah. Fortunately, every sinner can accept God’s gracious offer of forgiveness and new life. Hi, I grew up listening to music, and still do (I’m pretty old now). Please let me know. I would love to discuss this with your further, should you need a hand. It’s a matter of knowing we can never be good enough on our own. I’m a teenage girl from North Carolina. I’ll try to provide what little insight I have. What normally happens in these situations? I do indeed accept donations. He laughed and explained that the rhythm was actually a human heartbeat. Instead, you should wait. He didn’t raise questions and leave people hanging. Being a Christian means that we follow Jesus and learn what He taught, for sure…but when you’re a Christian, the Holy Spirit comes to live in you. Jesus died to set us free from slavery to sin, and to show us how much He loves us. Instead of pretending that your life belongs to you, and that you can do whatever you want with it, decide that your life belongs to God and is HIS to do with as He pleases. So, we seem to have a bit of a conundrum. It is my Parents that are so afraid of Adult Baptism because they too were Baptized as Babies, that they tell me No its not worth it you are fine with Christ. What we can say is that all three persons are one God, but they are not each other. Or do you think that God would take him to Heaven? He has already promised to do this for you, if you ask. Christ died once and we will only have one true baptism once we understand its power and its call to alive to God in Christ. I have a tendency to mess things up, but He doesn’t. Guest blogger: Courtney Jimenez I was baptized as an infant, effectively saving me from eternal damnation according to the Roman Catholic Church. I learned so much from two years there. Baptism cannot be a requirement for salvation. I appreciate hearing from you. Christian baptism is exactly the same thing: a convert telling the community of faith that they have been saved, and that they wish to join that community. You’ve given me some clues, but I’d like to ask a few questions. The question isn’t really what to do with your body after you’re dead, but what to do with your spirit while you’re alive. God IS love, and all that He does is done in love. I moved to my grandma’s at some point in 2012. There’s something else on my mind. Are you saying there’s no need for us to repent, and turn from our sinful ways? I appreciate hearing from you. You’ve asked a good question. Trust what? The lake of fire is the second death. I was baptized in my Church when i was a baby where i was sprinkled with water on my face in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, yet in the Bible it says you can only be baptized as a grown up in water. Your job is to cooperate with Him. Explain your faith, and your decision to be baptized, and tell them how important it is to you. Please consider my words carefully. I attended church in my early childhood years. I also admit, I’m wary to fully trust the bible as it was written by the hands of man, which is subject to the will of man leaving me afraid that I hadn’t followed god’s doctrine correctly. This is certainly not true, because – as you point out – the Bible clearly shows that the Son is not the Father, and the Son is not the Spirit, and the Spirit is not the Father. I was angry with God for 5 years before I learned that I didn’t really need to hear from Him personally. It’s something that new believers should do, which is why “repent” and “be baptized” are so closely connected in Scripture. Will God still consider you a christian if your parents do not allow you to be baptized? He spends a lot of time in the book explaining why the Gospels (for example) are very credible eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus. Im very confused. Your sins have already been forgiven. We have all chosen, at least at first, to do things our own way. >> Is there ever a level of Sin where repentance and acceptance of Jesus as one’s savior can’t cover it? I once had a friend named Ted, who believed that God had given him a vision. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. The practice of infant baptism has some biblical support. Oneness Pentecostals substitute their own teaching for the clear witness of Scripture. Why are so many concerned about it? On the topic of baptism, you again pick and choose a few verses, but fail to include other verses that apply. Just do what God wants you to do, and leave the details to Him. 848 “Although in ways known to himself God can lead those who, through no fault of their own, are ignorant of the Gospel, to that faith without which it is impossible to please him, the Church still has the obligation and also the sacred right to evangelize all men” (footnotes omitted). What are you going to do there when you get there?? Well… to get to Heaven, everybody has to do the same thing. To demonstrate how much He loves us, God came to earth as a man (that’s Jesus). does it really matter if we believe that God is living in three bodies or in one? 1) Do you think, me moving to my Grandma’s, who was always with god, and taught me to pray and talk to God. If that’s what happened, it seems very uncommon. Without that ‘breath,’ Adam would not have been alive. 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