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Hello People,
I am sorry to be a pain and start posting here again but I was reading the message about the accpetance of being saved, It also got me started thinking about some things of my own. Which leads me to ask the following questions;

1. Can God really accpet and love someone no matter what they have done in there lifes?? If so why?? Surely there must be some line between what God can find acceptable and what he finds unacceptable?

2.If God loves everyone then why do you have to be saved in order to be accpeted by him, surely if he made each and everyone one of us then I think he has some idea's about how we are going to turn out in life?? Therefore why do you need to believe in order to be saved? If God made everyone to there own person and he knows already how our lives are going to go , then why do we need salvation?

I am a little confused! I am sorry if I sounds bad by asking all these questions.

Thanks
Francesca
 
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Hi Francesca, no need to apologise for asking questions.

2 Peter 3 v 9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."

This verse states clearly that God is willing for all to come to repentance, therefore it doesn't matter what anyone has done - if you come to Christ and repent of your sins, whatever they may be - He will forgive you.

God has given us a freewill and we can use that freewill to either believe and accept or not believe and reject Christ. The choice is yours.
 
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Hello Francesca,
I am not a bible scholar and I am sure that others will provide better responses. I believe God made us with a free will to make our decisions.Being saved is a recognition of His love and guidance that we may follow His will and put our faith in action in everything we do and say.When we go wrong I believe God forgives us when we truly repent and resolve to do better. Being saved is a testimony to God that we accept Him as our Saviour , our light and our hope. God Bless you.

Nicholas.
 
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Hey Francesca it's great to meet you! I hope you feel totally welcome here and you get your questions answered. This is going to be really long, but please stick with me. The Bible says that if you search with all your heart that you will find, so I have no doubt that if you really want to know about God, you'll find him! Sometimes it seems he's hiding from us, but the truth is, he's always right there in the open waiting for us. Sometimes all you have to do is let down your guard and your pride and ask him who he is. I have no doubt he'll answer. But as for your questions... yes, God can accept anyone no matter what they've done. He has no lines, no sin is bigger than God. When Jesus died on the cross he died for everyone, not just the good people and future Christians... it says in the Bible even the most sinful, wicked, and bad he died for. He didn't die for just some people, who have some mistakes that aren't very good, he died for all. In John 3:16 it says:

For God so loved the WORLD that he gave his one and only son; that whosoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.

I know that sounds like a whole lot of gibberish, and you've probably heard it a lot but it states in that verse that he gave his son for the whole world! Not one really good person, not one Christian, the whole world! And that includes you. The reason that God can accept anyone to become his is because of Jesus. Jesus' blood had the immense power to wipe away the whole world's sin and mistakes. His blood was that powerful. Jesus was able to do this because of who he was, the son of God. The reason he could do this is because he was perfect and blameless. He had never ever done anything wrong in his life. Why? Because he is the son of God. He took our place, he died for you because he loved you that much. His love was that powerful. No one else but him could have died for us because he was perfect. Could some human die for the entire world, and say on that cross that they had never done anything wrong? No, so Jesus came down and died instead. He could forgive anyone because he is the son of God, because his blood is the holiest. It's not tainted with sin. Perfection, Jesus himself, died for the imperfect. He died for me. We've all done so much we wish we could take back. I've done so many things in my own life... but by Jesus's power, not by what anyone has told me, or by anything wonderful that I've done, just by what Jesus did, I have found forgiveness and anyone who wants it is free to have it, because it's a gift. If you were there when Jesus was crucified and you saw the blood dripping down his face, and his back torn down to the bone, and nails driven through his wrist, and you saw the men who did it to him laughing in his hurt, and then you saw Jesus say: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. I don't think you would believe that his blood wasn't powerful enough to save you. But unfortunately, we're not able to go back and instead we have to learn about his forgiveness, and experience it for ourselves.

For your other question, you have to realize how much and how deeply and strongly Jesus feels for you, how much he loves you. He will never give up on you until the day you die. He'll keep going after you with his message of love, he knows whether or not you'll refuse or accept him, but he'll give you oppurtunity after oppurtunity to choose him. He won't let you die without knowing he did everything he could to have you with him. And that you had every chance to choose to believe and follow him. He loves you so much, and his blood his powerful enough for whatever you've done. Nowadays I think people have complicated salvation. All it takes is believing that God exists, believe he died for you, believe that you're a sinner, and ask for him. Believe he loves you, and then ask for his love. His love is a free gift. It's packaged and ready for anyone, they just need to realize he's holding it out to them, even after everything they've done. Just like your mom or somebody would hold out a gift, you can't have it until you decided you want it. That gift will go unnoticed for somebody else unless you reach out your arms and take it, accept it. It's the same with Jesus. He's holding it out for you, but you need to know that it's there and open your arms to recieve it.

The one thing you need to know is that Jesus loves you and he will always love you! And he'll never, ever give up on you. I guarantee he'll keep coming to you with his message because he deeply cares for you and adores you. Jesus has already paid the price. Suppose you were in line waiting for an Icecream Sundae, and the bill comes up. You realize you have nothing in your purse but a penny. The price is $10.00. You're very lacking and you know you can never reach that price. So maybe that frost-bitten carton of Icecream in your fridge might do after all. You really wanted that sundae, you longed for it with all your heart, but there's no way you could ever recieve it. A gentleman behind you sees your predicament, sees the tears welling up in your eyes, and though he knows you might not accept his gift, he offers you $100 for the sundae and whatever else you might need. He does it out of the compassion of his pure heart, and he does it because he knows the bill is much too high. The gentleman is Jesus. He knows just like you and me that the price is much too high, like you said there must be something he can't accept, he knows full well the price is much too high, so he did the only thing that could save us. Himself. He paid the price. He's already done it. There's nothing more to do. No debts to pay off, nothing because he gave it as a gift out of pure love. Now it's our choice.


I hope that answers some things, and I hope I wasn't speaking a foreign language to you. Jesus does love you, and he paid the price for you. All you have to do is ask to recieve his love. Just ask. I love you in Christ sister, and if there's any more questions you have, don't be afraid to ask! I'll try to shorten things up next time. :) And if you're not convinced, that's okay, keep asking! Jesus will always be there. I'll post some scripture for the stuff I've been talking about so you can see I'm not making all this up.

Love ya,
me.
 
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Thank you

Dear Everyone espically child of Faith,

Thank you to everyone that really helped me in understanding my questions. Espically to Child of Faith. I really feel that the response you provided has helped me to see the whole christian concept and faith itself in a whole new light. I must say when I was reading everyone responses I felt this amazing sigh of relief come away from me. I don't know it was a real strange feeling like someone had lifted a burden away from me. It is something that I have never really experienced before, but it felt good!!

Thank you all, and I am sure I'll be back with more of my questions,

Francesca :love:
 
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Matthew 12:22-32

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come."

Mark 3:22-30

“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”— because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
 
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Hey Francesca! I'm so glad I could help you. Thank you for taking the time and reading all that! I'm sorry I haven't been on for such a long time. Never be afraid to ask, and if you have any more questions, you can always come to me and I'll try my best to answer them. I'm so glad you're here, and I can't wait to get to know you!

Jesus loves you,

Sissy.
 
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Francesca said:
Hello People,
I am sorry to be a pain and start posting here again but I was reading the message about the accpetance of being saved, It also got me started thinking about some things of my own. Which leads me to ask the following questions;

1. Can God really accpet and love someone no matter what they have done in there lifes?? If so why?? Surely there must be some line between what God can find acceptable and what he finds unacceptable?

2.If God loves everyone then why do you have to be saved in order to be accpeted by him, surely if he made each and everyone one of us then I think he has some idea's about how we are going to turn out in life?? Therefore why do you need to believe in order to be saved? If God made everyone to there own person and he knows already how our lives are going to go , then why do we need salvation?

I am a little confused! I am sorry if I sounds bad by asking all these questions.

Thanks
Francesca
Francesca,

God loves us all with a truly ferocious love. But, He is Perfect Purity by His nature. Therefore He cannot accept sin. So, when our first parents allowed themselves to be duped by Satan and disobeyed God, sin entered man's being and we're all born with a sin nature as a result and spritually separated from God.

When we repent of our sin and turn our lives over to the Lord Jesus, the record of our transgressions is erased and, as Paul wrote in Romans, "we are set free from the law of sin and death" (Rom 8:2)

SLE
 
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Dear young on , I have only seen your beautiful country not city on TV. NOW AS TO YOUR QUESTION. I only speak for myself, that not to know the love of God is to be in doubt all your life. Study the Scripture, just a little bit at a time all will come to you. Talk back with me if you wish. Phil.
 
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Francesca said:
Hello People,
I am sorry to be a pain and start posting here again but I was reading the message about the accpetance of being saved, It also got me started thinking about some things of my own. Which leads me to ask the following questions;

1. Can God really accpet and love someone no matter what they have done in there lifes?? If so why?? Surely there must be some line between what God can find acceptable and what he finds unacceptable?

2.If God loves everyone then why do you have to be saved in order to be accpeted by him, surely if he made each and everyone one of us then I think he has some idea's about how we are going to turn out in life?? Therefore why do you need to believe in order to be saved? If God made everyone to there own person and he knows already how our lives are going to go , then why do we need salvation?

I am a little confused! I am sorry if I sounds bad by asking all these questions.

Thanks
Francesca
Francesca:

God loves sinners, but He hates sin. Being imperfect, we humans cannot do anything to bring about our redemption. Our sin is too grievous.Therefore, in the most perfect act of love that will ever occur, Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, took on human form, became both God and man, and gave His life as payment to the Father for our sin.

"...at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will someone die for a righteous man, though for a good man, someone might dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5: 6-8).


SLE
 
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Hello!

Don't apologize for seeking the truth it is commendable.

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1.) God unconditionally loves the devil but what the Devil does is not acceptable.

2.) We are actually saved from the results of our bad choices, so it is our faults and not God's. Should we blame God for blessing us with free will? I think not.


I don't read all the above replies, so I apologize if someone all ready said this.
Francesca said:
Hello People,
I am sorry to be a pain and start posting here again but I was reading the message about the accpetance of being saved, It also got me started thinking about some things of my own. Which leads me to ask the following questions;
1. Can God really accpet and love someone no matter what they have done in there lifes?? If so why?? Surely there must be some line between what God can find acceptable and what he finds unacceptable?
2.If God loves everyone then why do you have to be saved in order to be accpeted by him, surely if he made each and everyone one of us then I think he has some idea's about how we are going to turn out in life?? Therefore why do you need to believe in order to be saved? If God made everyone to there own person and he knows already how our lives are going to go , then why do we need salvation?
I am a little confused! I am sorry if I sounds bad by asking all these questions.
Thanks
Francesca
 

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