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    thanking god

    Thanking God for this wonderfull sermon from the servants of true God. I really enjoyed reading it. Bijush .m.b.

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    Lamb of God

    Hi Stephen

    Thank you for the word shared. May the Lord bless you and continue to bless you as you serve Him faithfully in these lukewarm days.

    Gentlej

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    Great read my friend.God Bless you

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    WOW!!!

    It has been a while since you posted this article. I am a new member to this site. This article is awsome. God has sent his woed through you!!. I pray that God continues to work through you. May God bless you!!!

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    Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    One of the major themes is redemption: the only means by which a holy God can justly forgive and be reconciled to His creature, man. The Bible denounces all of the world's religions as inspired by "the god of this world [Satan]" (1 Cor 10:20; 2 Cor 4:4). They all teach that their god or gods can be appeased by works and religious rituals. The Bible alone is clear in its declaration that salvation "is the gift of God [a gift cannot be earned or merited]....Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy he saved us" (Eph 2:8; Ti 3:5).
    Hi stephen,

    You had linked this thread from my thread,"The Problem With The Book of Acts" to read and so by His grace, I shall apply from the quoted section of your thread towards the contentions of my thread.

    Do not those that preach another spirit to receive apart from the singular baptism of the Holy Spirit that happens at conversion/salvation are suggesting that God will be appease by this "religious ritual"? Is not the merit of speaking in tongues being exalted as a proof of receiving this "other" baptism of the Holy Spirit?

    The problem is not with the Book of Acts, but how those misuse Acts to justify the extra being added to the simplicity of the Gospel as if more is needed or more is required of them as if they haven't received the fulness thereof of Christ Jesus yet?

    Out of this errant teaching, it is heard that if one doesn't speak in tongues, then they do not have the Holy Spirit, and thus they are not saved. How is that not casting a guantlet of doubt about anyone coming to Jesus? How does this not steal away their rest in Jesus for believing in Him and for coming to Him?

    And yet they misuse the Book of Acts to support that doubt.

    As in the certain disciples not having the Holy Spirit yet, but they were of John the Baptist's, not of Jesus' disciples. They even said so of what baptism they were under... John's. They had to be told that Jesus is the Christ and then they were baptized in His name and then they had received the Holy Ghost. Just because it is written, "certain disciples", wayward believers misused Acts to say that not every believer will get the Holy Spirit right away, leaving out the biggest rebuttal part by not saying... "as He promised". Ephesians 1:12-15 openly declares the faith in Jesus Christ and the promise that comes with Him to the churches.

    Then you have some taking Simon the scorceror as proof that one does not receive the Holy Spirit right away. Luke gave the background of Simon and the people in the area for a reason. Even after believing, Simon's heart was not right with Him yet to receive the promise for he had thought he could buy this power of imparting the Holy Ghost, and thus this leads to the bewitchings of the people that had been under Simon the scorceror.. as it was, the Lord was casting out unclean spirits when He had led Philip into the area in the first place. It was the mentality and the perception of the new believers that Jesus did not baptized these new believers right away as promised because they were not able to receive Him yet due to their past expereinces with the supernatural. After unclean spirits have been cast out of them, were they really ready for the Holy Spirit to be coming in when Simon the scorceror was among them as a "new convert"? Would they have accused Simon of bewitching them again? Would they have sinned against God by declaring the baptism of the Holy Ghost as being of the bewitchings of Simon? This is why Luke bothered to give the background to the area and of Simon the scorceror in how the people saw him. This is to bear witness that this event is not of the norm because the area is not of the norm because of the earlier bewitchings of Simon. Shall God save only to have them commit the unpardonable sin? No. They had to see that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was not of result of the bewitchings of Simon the scorceror.

    So by His grace, my thread dealt with what I had quoted from you.

    They all teach that their god or gods can be appeased by works and religious rituals. The Bible alone is clear in its declaration that salvation "is the gift of God [a gift cannot be earned or merited]....
    Then neither can the baptism of the Holy Spirit be earned nor meritted as if one must seek after Him with long prayers and what nots.

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    This is a wonderfully informative post, Stephen! I know it's been a while since it was posted, but I'm glad it's still here! :angel:

    I, too, had been wondering why Jews no longer had sacrifices. A few years back I had asked an online Jewish friend if they still did that, and he told me "No.". But it never occured to me to ask him why! Not sure why I didn't, but he was explaining some other things to me, so it must have just got lost in the shuffle somehow.

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    Originally Posted by Enow View Post
    The problem is not with the Book of Acts, but how those misuse Acts to justify the extra being added to the simplicity of the Gospel as if more is needed or more is required of them as if they haven't received the fullness thereof of Christ Jesus yet?

    Out of this errant teaching, it is heard that if one doesn't speak in tongues, then they do not have the Holy Spirit, and thus they are not saved. How is that not casting a gauntlet of doubt about anyone coming to Jesus? How does this not steal away their rest in Jesus for believing in Him and for coming to Him?

    And yet they misuse the Book of Acts to support that doubt.

    Then neither can the baptism of the Holy Spirit be earned nor merited as if one must seek after Him with long prayers and what nots.
    AMEN! Thank you for that!
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    Very good Stephen!:angel:
    God rules and His Word is a light to a world of darkness.
    Darkness can never mix with light.
    One of the points I use for witnessing to Jewish folks is the cessation of temple sacrifice. If God had not provded another Lamb they would have no recourse as sacrifice in the Temple was required annually.
    Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

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    The Lamb of God - Thank You Jesus!

    But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

    We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
    and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

    He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
    he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.

    Isaiah 53:5-7
    Jesus Loves Me - This I Know

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