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    " WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN THE GOD OF THE HOLY BIBLE OR NOT IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACT THAT GOD'S ENEMY SATAN EXIST WE ALL MIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS IN OUR LIVES DUE TO OUR OWN FOOLISHNESS HOWEVER THERE'S A GREATER ADVERSARY TRYING TO DESTROY YOU BEHIND THE SCENES HE EXISTS IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM HIS NAME IS LUCIFER HE'S YOUR ENEMY HE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND HE DISGUISES HIMSELF AS A GOOD GUY IN ORDER TO DECIEVE YOU BUT HE HATES YOU TO THE CORE .YOU NEED TO BE BORN AGAIN THROUGH CHRIST BY BELIEVING THE GOSPEL THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU COULD DEFEAT THE DEVIL AND BY READING THE WORD OF GOD THE HOLY BIBLE KING JAMES BIBLE IS THE ONLY RELIABLE ENGLISH BIBLE AVAILABLE ALL OTHER ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS ARE CORRUPT "
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    " I REMEMBER BACK IN THE SUMMER OF 2008 WHEN I FIRST GOT SAVED I HAD VISITED A FRIEND AND I REMEMBER TALKING TO HER ABOUT JESUS AND SHE'D GET SO HOSTILE AS I STEPPED IN HER ROOM I FELT THIS INTENSE DARK ENERGY I GOT REALLY DIZZY IT FELT AS IF I EVERYTHING WERE SPINNING THIS HAPPENED ALL OF SUDDEN FROM OUT OF NO WHERE I HAD FELT FINE UNTIL I STEPPED INSIDE HER ROOM. I REMEMBER HER MOTHER BEING IN THE HOSPITAL AND I WANTED TO GIVE HER A GOSPEL TRACT AND MY FRIEND WOULD YELL AT ME THAT SHE DIDN'T WANT ME TO TALK TO HER MOM ABOUT JESUS . CLEARLY HER SPIRIT WAS RECEPTIVE TO SATAN'S FOR HE'S THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT WORKS IN THE HEARTS OF THE UNSAVED MEN AND WOMAN "
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    " ABOUT A YEAR AGO I HAD BEFRIENDED THIS GIRL I MET AT A MENTAL PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY AND YOU KNOW I NORMALLY DON'T JUST BEFRIEND ANYONE BUT WHAT APPEALED TO ME ABOUT HER WAS THE FACT THAT SHE SEEMED HUMBLE AND KIND AND THAT SHE WAS I MISS HER VERY MUCH HOWEVER OUR FRIENDSHIP TOOK A TURN WHEN I WOULD SPEAK TO HER ABOUT JESUS HOW WE NEEDED TO BE SAVED I TOLD HER WE WERE ALL BORN SPIRITUALLY DEAD ETC. NEVERTHELESS SHE WAS POLITE, RESPECTFUL AND WOULD LISTEN TO WHAT I WOULD SAY OUR FRIENDSHIP CONTINUED I HAD OPENED UP TO HER ABOUT MY STRUGGLES WITH SAME SEX ATTRACTION SHE OPENED UP TO ME THAT SHE IDENTIFIED AS BEING BISEXUAL AND I EXPLAINED TO HER THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD SHE DISAGREED BUT I EXPLAINED TO HER THAT GOD STILL LOVES US HOWEVER WE NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS A SIN AGAINST HIM IN ORDER TO BE SAVED AND HE'D MAKE THE CHANGES THAT ARE NECESSARY. I BELIEVE THAT I FAILED HER DUE TO MY POOR TESTIMONY WE HAD GONE OUT ONE NIGHT TO A CLUB I JUST WANTED TO SHOW HER THAT THAT LIFE BRINGS NOTHIN' BUT EMPTINESS BUT TO HER IT WAS A FUN NIGHT FOR ME I WAS MISERABLE INSIDE OUR AGE GAP WAS A BIT DISTANT SHE WAS IN HER EARLY 20S I IN MY LATE 20s .I UNDERSTAND HOW SOMEONE WITH NOT MUCH EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD WOULD VIEW THINGS LIKE CANDY LAND. I REMEMBER WE'D SPEND TIME BY THE BEACH AND WE WOULD EMBRACE THE SCENERY AND I TELL HER WOW LOOK AT GOD'S BEAUTIFUL CREATION BUT SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE DOESN'T SEE THAT SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE NEVER WOULD THINK ABOUT GOD AND SHE FOUND MY POINT OF VIEW OF THINGS INTRIGUING . SHE CONFESSED TO ME THAT SHE'S INTO YOGA ETC. SHE WOULD CARRY A BUDDHA KEY CHAIN I FIGURED FROM THE START SHE WAS INTO THAT NEVERTHELESS I BEFRIENDED HER BECAUSE I FELT A LOVE FOR HER I WANTED HER TO BE SAVED SHE'S BEEN THROUGH ALOT. I REMEMBER SHE'D TELL ME RESPECTFULLY MAYBE YOU SHOULD FIND FRIENDS THAT BELIEVE THE SAME WAY YOU DO AND SHE WAS RIGHT IT'S SAD BUT I NEVER HEARD FROM HER AGAIN WELL AFTER THAT DAY YES WE SPENT SOMETIME TOGETHER BUT I WOULD ALWAYS BRING GOD UP BECAUSE MY DESIRE IS TRULY TO LIVE FOR HIM AND I JUST CAN'T CUT THAT PART OUT OF MY LIFE EVEN IF I TRIED BUT I ASK FOR BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS TO PLEASE PRAY FOR HER I HAVEN'T SPOKE TO HER IN A YEAR BUT THIS PERSON REALLY NEEDS HELP JUST LIKE WE ALL DO "
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  • fonsito2020 9w

    First, note that God says the damnation of a lost sinner is illustrated by the stoning of rebels against the Mosaic law in the Old Testament. Those who "sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth" (verse 26) are ready for judgment for rejecting the truth. Notice that the sin mentioned is wilful sin and this involves a certain freedom of the will to sin or not to sin. (I speak not now of the taint in our carnal nature, but in the actual choice of right and wrong, the choice of receiving Christ or rejecting Him.) So a wilful sinner under the Mosaic law, at the mouth of two or three witnesses, was stoned. But then God warns us, "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"

    Verse 29, here quoted, teaches so clearly that men who turn down Christ do it deliberately and that the punishment is because of the wilfulness of their sin. Notice these sins:

    1. They have "trodden under foot the Son of God."

    2. Such a man has "counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing."

    This may mean either of two things. It may mean that every lost sinner is in some sense sanctified by the death of Christ, that is, potentially set apart for God. Since Jesus is potentially "the Saviour of all men," but "specially of them that believe," as we are expressly told (I Tim. 4:10), then the blood of Jesus, potentially, sets apart every sinner in the world for God. That is saying no more than I Corinthians 15:22: "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Every poor sinner is bought by the blood of Jesus. He is the propitiation "for the sins of the whole world" (I John 2:2).

    Or some will think that "the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified" refers to the blood of animal sacrifices which Jews gave. They think that every Jew was thus sanctified or set apart by a covenant of blood. But if so, that does not change the essential meaning. If every Jew was set apart by bloody sacrifices, then those bloody sacrifices typified the blood of Christ and the blood of Christ surely went as far as the blood of bulls and goats! This Scripture plainly teaches that the blood of Jesus Christ has set apart every sinner for salvation. Some do not accept the salvation that is offered. Jesus is "the Saviour of the world," although not all the world will take Him as Saviour. Jesus is "the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world" (I John 2:2), although some people do not accept the blessed gift that is given. So here the Scripture is teaching that the blood of Christ has purchased people for salvation who do not take salvation.

    But the third thing this Scripture says about such a sinner who rejects Christ is that he "hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace." The blessed Holy Spirit who calls the sinner and whom he resists is insulted and abused by the Christ-rejecting sinner!

    Oh, poor lost sinner, when you go to Hell you must remember that you have trodden under foot the Son of God. You must remember that when you go to Hell you counted the blood of Jesus shed for you an unholy thing. In Hell, poor lost sinner, you must remember that you were called and pleaded with and convicted and enlightened by the Holy Spirit, but you insulted that Spirit, you did "despite unto the Spirit of grace."

    We are talking here about the grace of God which is so freely offered to sinners by the Holy Spirit. And sinners resist and reject that grace of God and insult the Holy Spirit who pleads with them, so teaches the Word of God.

    So every lost sinner could be saved. The death of Christ met the requirements and paid for his sins. The precious blood is a holy thing which would pay the entire debt. The Holy Spirit of God calls in grace but sinners refuse. This Scripture does not teach "irresistible grace," but it teaches the grace of God offered to all men so that all could be saved and all ought to be saved.

    Second Peter, chapter 2, is given up to a discussion of false prophets. The whole 22 verses are on this subject and the chapter starts off with this statement: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them and bring upon themselves swift destruction."

    These false teachers bring in damnable heresies "denying the Lord that bought them."

    Here is the strange statement that even false teachers are bought by the blood of Jesus Christ.

    This chapter goes to great detail to show that these false prophets are lost people, certain of the judgment of God. Verse 3 says of them, "Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not." The rest of the chapter tells us how God who spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to Hell, will not spare these false teachers. Verse 5 tells us that as God destroyed the ungodly in the flood, so He will destroy these false teachers. These false teachers are described in verse 12 "as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed." Verse 17 speaks of these false teachers as "wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever." These false teachers are ungodly men who will go to Hell. They are men "even denying the Lord who bought them."

    Nothing could more clearly show that these men are included in the atoning death of Christ, they are included in the grace of God which would save everyone. But they resist the grace of God, they reject the call of the Spirit, they exercise the freedom of their wills to reject Christ and be lost.

    Men do resist the will of God and go to Hell, who could be saved. And that shows the folly of this man-made philosophy of hyper-Calvinism. It shows the falsity of this human doctrine of "limited atonement," this human doctrine of "irresistible grace," this doctrine that some are "foreordained to reprobation" as others are "foreordained to be saved."

    I do not need to call attention to the fact that those of us who are saved in most cases long resisted the call of God. In Genesis 6:3 we are told that the Holy Spirit strives with men and then sometimes ceases striving. In Acts 24:25 we are told how as Paul "reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled .. " No doubt this blessed Spirit of God convicted Felix and spoke to his heart. He waited for a convenient season and, we suppose, kept on waiting and went to Hell. But he cannot say that he might not have been saved. He can never say that the Spirit of God did not call him, did not convict him, did not show him his need.

    The very fact that Christians are warned against the sin of quenching the Spirit (I Thess. 5:19) and are solemnly warned, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God" (Eph. 4:30), shows that the grace of God is not irresistible. Man has certain moral freedom of choice. Lost men must choose whether or not they will be saved. And saved people must choose whether or not they will more perfectly follow the Lord than they do.

    God's grace offers salvation to all men. All could accept it; some do not.

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    To these Jewish leaders Stephen said, "Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost." So here were people some of whom had seen Jesus and heard Him preach, others who had heard Peter the apostle at Pentecost, others who had heard Stephen and other Spirit-filled men preaching with great power so that "the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith" (Acts 6:7). And what had these done? They were stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, that is, they were stubborn in their rebellion against God. They were deliberately "uncircumcised in heart and ears," remaining unconverted. And this resistance against the Holy Spirit went to such length that as they heard Stephen preach, "they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth," and then they took him out of the city and stoned him and killed him! Men did resist the Holy Spirit. These particular men had done so year after year under great moving of the Holy Ghost.

    And Stephen said, "As your fathers did, so do ye." So Stephen says that all the way from Abraham through the history of the Jewish nation down to the time of Christ and those same Jewish elders, unconverted Jews had resisted the Holy Spirit!

    Thus we must believe, taking the Word of God at face value, that God calls people who do not come. God convicts people who will not repent. God's Spirit moves people to be saved, but they will not be saved.

    One of these same Jewish leaders who heard Stephen speak was Saul of Tarsus. Oh, how he hated this new sect of Christians! And now with that hate flaming in his heart and the zeal of Judaism he set out to arrest Christians at Damascus. You see, Paul up to this time was resisting the Holy Ghost, so much so that later God said to him, "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks" (Acts 9:5). So people do kick against the pricks of God's Holy Spirit. People do resist the call of God. People do resist God's grace and do thwart God's offer of mercy. And that means that those who are not saved could have been saved. Those who reject Christ could have accepted Him. God offers mercy to those who will not have it. Those who go to Hell go, not because God wanted them to go, nor because they were predestined to go to Hell, but they go to Hell because they would not heed the moving of the Holy Spirit on their hearts, and they would not repent when God commanded them to repent. They would not follow the light that God gave them.

    Again in Hebrews 10:29 we find the clear statement that men resist God, that sometimes men who are convicted and moved to get saved will not be saved.

    Read Hebrews 10:28 and 29 together. "He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"

  • fonsito2020 9w

    Convicted Sinners Can Reject Christ
    By Dr. John R. Rice


    The Scriptures show that enlightened, convicted men do resist God, do thwart the grace of God. Men who could be saved, who are set apart by the blood of Christ, men who are bought, resist the Holy Spirit. God's grace is offered all, but is not irresistible, as Calvin taught.

    One of the five points of this man-made philosophy of extreme Calvinism is the doctrine of "irresistible grace." By this term Calvin meant, and hyper-Calvinists today mean, that God intended for only a limited number of people to be saved, that the atonement of Christ paid for the sins of only this limited few (the doctrine of "limited atonement," as extreme Calvinists call it); that those who are predestined to be saved cannot resist the grace of God, cannot reject the Saviour but are certain to be saved. For this reason extreme Calvinists are not generally burdened about soul winning since they say, the grace of God is "irresistible."

    So if we can show that the Bible teaches that men do resist the grace of God, do resist the moving and conviction of the Holy Spirit, we have proved that extreme Calvinism is simply not true, that it is unscriptural, a man-made philosophy contrary to the Bible. But the Bible and human experience alike prove that men do resist the Spirit of God, do thwart divine grace. Therefore some could be saved who are not saved, and the atonement is for all.

    In the seventh chapter of Acts we find Deacon Stephen, a Spirit-filled man of God, speaking before the Sanhedrin and Jewish elders. And Spirit-filled Stephen said, "Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers" (Acts 7:51,52).

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    I had a breakdown once when I shaved my beard I went into hiding Because of my double chin I felt so self conscious I would even wear a bandana to hide. this was before the coronavirus even hit I didn't even go to church because of it I know it's so wrong and vain but it stems from a deep rooted insecurity sad part is I thought I had a flat chin that's why I decided to shave it in the first place my chin was like peek a boo I laugh now but I was so depressed I felt like the ugliest thing in the world and forget it when I noticed my white hair on my beard it just added a cherry on top of my depression

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    " SO BEFORE YOU ENVY ME I DON'T OWE YOU OR ANYONE I GO THROUGH MY PAIN ALONE I DON'T SEEK YOUR PRAISES NOR ANYONE ELSES I HAVE JESUS TO HANG ON TO THAT'S WHO I CRY OUT TO THAT'S MY HEAVENLY FATHER ! I PUT MY FAITH IN JESUS HE GETS ME THROUGH EVERYTHING ! NOT YOU ! NOR MY MOTHER NOR GRANDMA NOR GRANDPA NOR MY 2 FRIENDS NOR EVERYONE ELSE ! JESUS DOES! I LIVE BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT ! HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE !

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    " ONLY GOD COULD JUDGE ME IF YOU LOOK BAD I LOOK BAD NO WE MAKE OURSELVES LOOK BAD WE EACH MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN FOOLERY AND NOT BLAME THE NEXT SURE WE COULD BE INFLUENCED FOR EVIL BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT'S NO EXCUSE WE EACH AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE CHOICE TO CHOOSE THE ROAD THAT WE DECIDE TO WALK I'M NOT WALKIN' YOURS FOR YOU I CAN'T ! " - FONS!TO !
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    THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BUS WORKER (a poem)...

    Some see a fight, a push and a shove,
    I see a desperate cry for love.

    Some see a brat, he acts so bad,
    I see a boy who’s never met his dad.

    Some see the messes and the trouble they give,
    I see the poverty in the place where they live.

    Some see a teenager who won’t dress right,
    I see a girl who has to protect herself at night.

    Some see a smart mouth, disrespectful and loud,
    I see a kid made fun of by a crowd.

    Some see a woman who comes just to use,
    I see a lady by a drunken husband abused.

    Some see a drug addict withered and worn,
    I see a soul the Lord wants reborn.

    Some see the dirt, the filth and the rot,
    I see a kid who without Jesus doesn’t have a shot.

    Some see a crook whom you don’t trust much,
    I see a man who needs the Lord’s touch.

    Some see a bunch of heathen who holler and yell,
    I see kids with parents in jail.

    Some see a teenager who gives a lot of flack,
    I see a boy whose whole family is on crack.

    Broken homes, broken lives, those without hope,
    They need compassion and God’s grace to cope.

    For every little girl who lies awake hungry at night,
    Lord, help me to keep in the fight.

    For every scared boy who sees his mommy get hit,
    Lord, help me to be faithful and never to quit.

    For every mommy who needs a new start,
    Lord, help me to show her how to ask You into her heart.

    For every man on whom sin has its hold,
    Lord, help me to make sure the “Old Story” is told.

    The Lord to me His mercy has shown,
    Lord, help me to reach out so others may make Heaven their home.

    May others judge gently when these folks they see—
    If not for God’s grace, that’s where all of us would be.

    SOURCE: Pastor Bobby Roberson, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Church website.