"Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, 'Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.' "—Matthew 25:41
The last thing God wants is for anyone to go to hell. That is why Jesus spoke of it in detail. That is why He warned us about it. And that is why He did everything He could do so that we would not have to be separated from Him for all eternity. Jesus Christ experienced hell on earth so that we would not have to experience it for eternity.
Jesus was forsaken so that we might be forgiven. Jesus entered the darkness so that we might walk in the light. That was the mission of His life. And on the cross, He bore our sin. It doesn't have to be this way. We can turn around. We can change our eternal address. The gospel is a universal declaration that hell is not God's desire for anyone. Jesus did not say that hell was prepared for people; He said that it was prepared for the devil and his demons (see Matthew 25:41).
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When Jesus says no one, it actually means no one.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
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Oh, humans wrote it? So, rather than being terrible, it’s unreliable.
Is it “god’s word” and immoral, terrible and wrong, or human writings and manipulative, unreliable and of again, wrong?
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Tudo começa por uma decisão. Se você já tentou de tudo e não sabe o que fazer é porque está indo pela força das suas mãos e pelo agir dos seus pensamentos. A saída verdadeira só está através de Jesus. Eis que estou à porta e bato; se alguém ouvir a minha voz, e abrir a porta, entrarei em sua casa, e com ele cearei, e ele comigo. Apocalipse 3:20
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The world tells you to, "follow your heart"; yet, that's not what you should be following...
“The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable — who can understand it?”
Jeremiah 17:9 HCSB
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“For with God nothing will be impossible.”
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It Is Good To Thank The Lord!
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God will not forgive you.
We are so used to the fact that God is full of love, grace, and mercy; that we sometimes abuse it.
Yes, God will not forgive you if you are only confessing your sins and not repenting.
Confession is different from repentance. Confession is when you identify and tell your sins to God, while repentance is when you feel guilty after you confess and there is conviction from the Holy Spirit. So, you are not repenting but only confessing if you ask forgiveness from the Lord and you feel nothing.
Repentance must come from the heart and not from the lips.
However, there are also two kinds of guilt when repenting. Legalistic Guilt and Holy Guilt. Legalistic Guilt is when you feel guilty when you think that you decrease your chance of going to Heaven because you broke your streak of good works—a mindset of good works will save you. Holy Guilt is when you feel guilty because you know that you hurt God.
Both are classified as guilt but have different intents. So, there is a possibility that even when you are repenting, you are still not forgiven. That is why it is important to always check your heart because we might just be confessing or repenting but with wrong motives.
So, if you are asking for forgiveness, check if you are doing true repentance or just repentance.
John 9:31, "We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will."
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I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above.
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SOME PEOPLE SAY: “Prayer is just a mental crutch.”
What would you say?
The Bible encourages us to “pour out [our] hearts before [God].” (Psalm 62:8) So our prayers should be sincere and heartfelt. We can pray aloud or silently and in any respectful body position. We can pray at any time and in any location
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3500 years ago a bunch of people decided to build a tower to the sky and now I have to worry about keeping up my Duolingo streak
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“Let us account for all we see by the facts we know. If there are things for which we cannot account, let us wait for light. To account for anything by supernatural agencies is, in fact to say that we do not know. Theology is not what we know about God, but what we do not know about Nature.
In order to increase our respect for the Bible, it became necessary for the priests to exalt and extol that book, and at the same time to decry and belittle the reasoning powers of man. The whole power of the pulpit has been used for hundreds of years to destroy the confidence of man in himself-to induce him to distrust his own powers of thought, to believe that he was wholly unable to decide any question for himself, and that all human virtue consists in faith and obedience. The church has said, ‘Believe, and obey! If you reason, you will become an unbeliever, and unbelievers will be lost. If you disobey, you will do so through vain pride and curiosity, and will, like Adam and Eve, be thrust from Paradise forever!’
For my part, I care nothing for what the church says, except in so far as it accords with my reason ; and the Bible is nothing to me, only in so far as it agrees with what I think or know.”
-- Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses
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Quando você estiver preparado por Deus:
. O chamado de Deus vai aparecer
. Seu emprego vai chegar
. Um relacionamento vai surgir
. Você vai prosperar
Espere, porque o tempo de Deus é diferente.
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i’m p sure i’ve posted this before, but it’s still funny
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“The Lord bless you, and keep you [protect you, sustain you, and guard you]; The Lord make His face shine upon you [with favor], And be gracious to you [surrounding you with lovingkindness]; The Lord lift up His countenance (face) upon you [with divine approval], And give you peace [a tranquil heart and life].’” Amen. 🙏
—Numbers 6:24-26 (AMP)
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“We live by what we believe, not by what we can see.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
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