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    Is is wrong to "cherry pick"?

    People talk about cherry picking verses. What does that mean? Why does that phrase always have negative connotations? If you are looking for cherries, doesn't it make sense that you would cherry pick? What is wrong with finding and using specific verses that fit a need? Jesus did it Luke...
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    Defining the concept of "the promises of God"

    God has given to us many exceeding great and precious promises in His Word, the logos, the written word. 2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world...
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    Are you a son of God? Is God your heavenly father?

    1 John 3:2 Romans 8:14 John 5:18 I am. Yes He is
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    Does God forgive and forget our sins?

    It has been said that God forgives and forgets our sins. Is this the best way, the most Biblically accurate way to describe our justification? Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are...
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    God will forgive you for believing in the trinity. I John 2:7-9

    7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to...
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    There is not condemnation for them which are in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 8:1 Not even for trinitarians
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    God doe not desire to shame the trinitarians for their error

    God is willing to let you trinitarians save face when you finally realize the depth of the error of the doctrine of the trinity James 1:5 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. AMP If any of you lacks...
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    Who is he that overcomes the world?

    Who does scripture say that overcomes the world? a. those that believe that Jesus is "God the Son" b. those that believe that Jesus is "the Son of God"? I John 5:5 makes that very clear! Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? From...
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    Having received salvation, per Romans 10:9, what is next?

    Having received the gift of salvation, God expects us to do something with it, not just set in some closet or just sit on it. After we receive salvation, then and only then are we capable of doing the good works that "God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10 8...
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    Per Romans 10:9-10, what things are not required for us to receive salvation?

    Romans 10:9-10 is very clear and simple 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto...
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    Do I condemn trinttarians to some form of damnation? Not at all

    Some people, that is, some trinitarians, have suggested that those of us who believe in one God rather than three gods in one, condemn trinitarians to damnation or some such thing. Not so. Scripture does not say that. I John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God...
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    What is Jesus saying in John 8:58 and what is he not saying?

    John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. What was Jesus saying? Who or what is he saying that he is? Is he saying that he is something? Or is he simply saying that “Before Abraham was born, I am” That is, since I was foretold of in Genesis...
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    John 18:5 what was Jesus saying?

    5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. What was Jesus saying? a. he acknowledging that he is Jesus of Nazareth b. he was claiming to be the "I am" c. other _________
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    Called a name, whose name?

    Does anyone know why I listed these verses together? Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Matthew 1:23...
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    Dead = alive?

    Romans 10:9 ..... and the God raised him from the dead.
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    Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture?

    One of the aspects of reading and studying scripture that I have enjoyed and benefited from is comparing popular sayings to what scripture to find out if these popular ideas are actually rooted in scripture as some might say. Several examples are listed here. 1. "money is the root of all...
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    Acts 2:34

    Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Clearly, there are two Lords in this verse. I am tired of pointing this verse out. What is the specific identity of "The Lord"? What is the specific identity of...
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    Who did God give?

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God so loved the world that he gave. Who did He give? a. Himself, a triune God, all three parts, for God is three parts for the...
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    Jesus Christ chose to do the will of God instead of his own will.

    Jesus Christ, the son of God, obeyed his Father and God. He chose to do not his own will but the will of the Father, the one who sent him. Jesus Christ willfully chose to do God’s will instead of his own will, he submitted himself to do the Father’s will. He chose for himself what he would do...
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    Do we need Government welfare, food stamp... programs?

    The following message was sent to my two Senators and my Congressman "How much does it cost? If I gave a person in need five dollars directly, it would cost only the money given to help that person If I decided that I wanted to trust the bureaucracy to get that five dollars to that person...