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    God has kept the fingerprints of the guilt-worthy off the righteousness he designed for the guilt-worthy. The guilt-worthy have kept sin on the table of Godís justice their entire lifetimes and sat under ministers of righteousness who have led the way. Satanís ministers of righteousness use the word reform, but reformation would be a work of the believer for God. They would appeal to people to reform, yet some people think itís their responsibility to remove their sins. These people commit, they recommit, they recommit their re-commitment. Judgment based on a righteousness a person can produce for themselves can only lead to one verdict-GUILTY! God is going so see them as having no need of the saving work of his son. When we put our human hearts under the microscope of Godís truthful judgment, we are going to find out that we need much more than human righteousness to have a perfectly just standing before God. Put another way, do people think for one moment that God is going to give them a non-wrath-worthy pass; that Jesus need not have died for their sins; that their sins are of such a non-serous nature that they have no need of a Savior in the first place? 


    Paul wants us to know at one point in time something was true, but now something else is true. They will continually want us to do this and stop doing that in order to keep God happy with us, when the reality is: God couldnít be any happier with us than he is; Jesus having taken our sin debt upon himself and we having trusted what happened where our sins are concerned. Righteousness cannot be found in the individual through performance and righteousness cannot be found in the law and Paul proved that righteousness cannot found in religion. Grace on the other hand, bestows freely that which we could never earn and could never deserve. Therefore the assumption is, God is not reconciled when people sin. In their mind they are separating themselves from God by their sin and Paul is saying, God has already reconciled the human race where their sins are concerned. The vast majority of the people of this earth donít understand what reconciliation is all about, they think that new sin needs a new measure of reconciliation. Is that not the golden thread woven through every denomination out there, itís called religion. The truth is the human race couldnít obtain an ounce of forgiveness if they tried, because God has already forgiven all the human race.
    2 Timothy 2:15, approved where? At the Judgement Seat of the Savior. A workman worthy of Godís praise rightly dividing the word of truth.

  • #2
    Originally posted by newnature View Post
    ...God couldnít be any happier with us than he is...
    Jolly good! I'm delighted to hear it. Well, that's a load off my mind. <sigh of relief> It has been bothering me all morning.

    Now, this God friend of yours - are you quite sure that this particular god exists? And are you quite certain that "god" is "he", rather than "she"?

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    • #3
      when jesus took out sin debt was that just normal debt of was it like one of these pay day loans with 1000% interest?
      and did he have to have guarantor for this unsecured loan?

      just wondering likes

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tig View Post
        when jesus took out sin debt was that just normal debt of was it like one of these pay day loans with 1000% interest?
        and did he have to have guarantor for this unsecured loan?

        just wondering likes
        What did Paul mean in Romans 7:4? By whose body did you become dead to the law according to Paul? The body of Jesus! Was it your body or was it Jesusí body that freed human race from the lawís jurisdiction? It was Jesusí body!It wasnít through the performance of your body that you became dead to the lawís jurisdiction. It was through the performance of Jesusí body that you have been removed from that jurisdiction forevermore as Jesus came to fulfill the law and to become sin on the human raceís behalf that those who would believe might have his righteousness freely attributed to their account being married to Jesus. So, not only did the law die to us from a dispensational standpoint, we also died to the law by Jesus satisfying the lawís demands becoming sin for the human race, satisfying the lawís justice for that sin as he became a ransom for all to be testified in due time where Paul became that due time testifier. The law will never work to accomplish our sanctification. Thatís the thrust of this entire seventh chapter of Romans. The human race is dead to law-keeping for righteousness. Theyíre dead to a law-keeping for righteousness relationship and that relationship is gone forever. Jesus took it out of the way. Godís blessing and Godís favor are there for in no way based upon how well any person conforms to a standard today; thatís being married to two partners. A personís righteousness today comes not by way of performance but by way of our identity. And, by way of our identity is how we get our blessings.
        2 Timothy 2:15, approved where? At the Judgement Seat of the Savior. A workman worthy of Godís praise rightly dividing the word of truth.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Celyn View Post
          Jolly good! I'm delighted to hear it. Well, that's a load off my mind. <sigh of relief> It has been bothering me all morning.

          Now, this God friend of yours - are you quite sure that this particular god exists? And are you quite certain that "god" is "he", rather than "she"?
          The Bible is really the story of two men and the people who are related to these two men. The issue for life everlasting is not what church you attend or to which denomination you belong or how religious you are or even whether or not you are a good person in the worldly sense of the word good. The issue in eternity will not be how many sins youíve committed or how many sins you have promised God you will abstain from committing. It will not be whether youíve walked an aisle, recited a particular prayer, or asked Jesus into your heart. The issue in eternity will be to which man are you related? Do you have your identity in the first Adam, or do you have your identity in the second Adam, Jesus our Savior. You have to believe that the second Adam died, and not just died for your sins, but what was accomplished when he died for your sins; what was accomplished where those sins were concerned. You cannot be related or identified in both.
          2 Timothy 2:15, approved where? At the Judgement Seat of the Savior. A workman worthy of Godís praise rightly dividing the word of truth.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by newnature View Post
            What did Paul mean in Romans 7:4? By whose body did you become dead to the law according to Paul? The body of Jesus! Was it your body or was it Jesusí body that freed human race from the lawís jurisdiction? It was Jesusí body!It wasnít through the performance of your body that you became dead to the lawís jurisdiction. It was through the performance of Jesusí body that you have been removed from that jurisdiction forevermore as Jesus came to fulfill the law and to become sin on the human raceís behalf that those who would believe might have his righteousness freely attributed to their account being married to Jesus. So, not only did the law die to us from a dispensational standpoint, we also died to the law by Jesus satisfying the lawís demands becoming sin for the human race, satisfying the lawís justice for that sin as he became a ransom for all to be testified in due time where Paul became that due time testifier. The law will never work to accomplish our sanctification. Thatís the thrust of this entire seventh chapter of Romans. The human race is dead to law-keeping for righteousness. Theyíre dead to a law-keeping for righteousness relationship and that relationship is gone forever. Jesus took it out of the way. Godís blessing and Godís favor are there for in no way based upon how well any person conforms to a standard today; thatís being married to two partners. A personís righteousness today comes not by way of performance but by way of our identity. And, by way of our identity is how we get our blessings.
            so ........... didnt really answer my question there

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            • #7
              Originally posted by newnature View Post
              The Bible is really the story of two men and the people who are related to these two men. The issue for life everlasting is not what church you attend or to which denomination you belong or how religious you are or even whether or not you are a good person in the worldly sense of the word good. The issue in eternity will not be how many sins youíve committed or how many sins you have promised God you will abstain from committing. It will not be whether youíve walked an aisle, recited a particular prayer, or asked Jesus into your heart. The issue in eternity will be to which man are you related? Do you have your identity in the first Adam, or do you have your identity in the second Adam, Jesus our Savior. You have to believe that the second Adam died, and not just died for your sins, but what was accomplished when he died for your sins; what was accomplished where those sins were concerned. You cannot be related or identified in both.
              right so its not about how religious you are as long as you promise god you wont sin.
              and its not about how good youve been just as long as youve not been bad.

              maybe this phantom other adam could explain

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tig View Post
                so ........... didnt really answer my question there
                What a mistake that is. Look again all of you who are resting in the hypocrisy of your own well doing, while at the same time evaluation anotherís salvation according to their performance in regard to whatever they are doing or not doing. People placing confidence in their performance, not realizing that the law was designed to them them not to place confidence in their performance when it came to earning their righteousness before God through their performance. Otherwise, God would not have provided for a sacrificial system within the law program in the first place, he would not of needed it. Are you not glad to find out that your righteousness before God comes totally apart from your performance in the flesh in any way whatís so ever. Our deeds do not determine our destiny, our faith determines our destiny!
                2 Timothy 2:15, approved where? At the Judgement Seat of the Savior. A workman worthy of Godís praise rightly dividing the word of truth.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tig View Post
                  right so its not about how religious you are as long as you promise god you wont sin.
                  and its not about how good youve been just as long as youve not been bad.

                  maybe this phantom other adam could explain
                  As we understand what God accomplished for us through his son and build upon that foundation the truths of who he has made us to be by placing us into his son, we begin to view ourselves as God views us and there is great security to be found in doing so. Attitude always precedes action. Worry never robs tomorrow of itís sorrow, it only saps today of itís joy. We all have worries and care, the only impact worry will ever have is on our health. When a believerís behavior is consistently inconsistent with what that believer professes to believe, the answer lies in a failure to fully appreciate one or more aspects of the foundational truths. Itís difficult for the human mind apart from letting divine viewpoint replace human viewpoint to lay hold of the magnitude of what the grace of God is all about and what that grace has accomplished on behalf of every signal person who has trust in what Jesus accomplished. Grace is that which the human race can not earn, does not deserve and will never merit.
                  2 Timothy 2:15, approved where? At the Judgement Seat of the Savior. A workman worthy of Godís praise rightly dividing the word of truth.

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                  • #10


                    god.is.a.myth.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tig View Post


                      god.is.a.myth.
                      Mercy simply withholds that which we deserve. Grace on the other hand bestows freely that which we could never earn and could never deserve. Mercy shows leniency. Grace shows magnanimity. Mercy says, Iíll show you compassion. Grace says, Iíll make you complete. Mercy says, Iíll let you off the hook this time. Grace says, Iíll let you live in heaven. Mercy says, Iíll acquit you. Grace says, Iíll glorify you. We are identified at the point of our belief with Jesusí death just as if we were hanging there on the tree of crucifixion right along side Jesus. Did we pay for our sins? No. Jesus alone satisfied the sin issue. We are as fully identified with Jesusí burial as if we were placed right along side him in the tomb. We are also fully identified with Jesusí in his resurrection from among the dead that God sees those who have trusted the saviorhood of Jesus as already ascended with Jesus to the Father. Colossians 3:3, all the Father has in store for the son, he has in store for us.
                      2 Timothy 2:15, approved where? At the Judgement Seat of the Savior. A workman worthy of Godís praise rightly dividing the word of truth.

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                        • #13
                          I wonder that the ghost of Pastor Jack Glass might yet walk among us.

                          Then again, he was such a loud and shouty man that I think we would all have noticed him by now.

                          But this newnature woman seems to be cut of the same cloth.

                          Scary. (But funny)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by newnature View Post
                            ...
                            2. Timothy 2:15. eh?

                            But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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