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"Men will allow God to be everywhere except on his Throne"
Very good, very true. Many allow Christ to be involved in their lives but not in control of their lives.
| 2010/7/11 9:45||Profile|
| Re: MUST READ: Hell and Everlasting Punishment (article series)|
Thanks Greg for re-posting this message 5 years later.
In a time where once anointed ministries revert to rock concerts and ke-tow to post modern youth culture we have to re-present this truth to a dying generation.
This is a very timely reminder, it should shock us to the core and get us a glimpse of the enormous gravity and solemnity of this ancient truth. May the urgency of this truth stir us to act out the great commission.
| 2010/7/11 19:03||Profile|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
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Amen dear brother.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2010/7/12 1:50||Profile|
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There is a passion from Christ, undeniable, that boarders on a violent urgency. That's all I can do with words to describe it. All who seek His will are certain to feel it. Hell is not the reason such a passion remains. We serve because He is worthy of service. On the other hand, it is the blindness of the masses (from which we came) which destines them to death! The urgency is Christ, the violence is their death.
May we thrash with vigor as we hold out the words of life.
| 2010/9/1 22:13||Profile|
South Yorkshire, UK
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William Booth once said, in reply to the question of what would be the main issue facing the 20th Century...
...I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost; Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; and Heaven without Hell.
The War Cry - 5 January 1901 p7, col.2
We must have Christ as Lord as well as Saviour, as several people here have already pointed out. We have no choice in matter.
| 2010/9/2 8:11||Profile|
| Re: The Christ rejecters doom|
There is nothing more reasonable,more just,
than God sending the sinner to hell,who
is not willing to have his pardon,on His terms,
and there is nothing more gloriously just, than
his saving the poor sinner who,in the spirit of self- loathing,is led to Him for salvation.
The justice of God must make an end of the
Season of God's long-suffering towards His
enemies. Every moment of that long-suffering, is
exersised through the atoning death of God's Son.
The rule and measure by which the Son of God was
judged, will be that by which He will himself judge,
and this will be the never-ending death of the enemies
of god, a death from within them, a death of enmity against
God, a death wherein conscience shall perfectly justify the
sentence against them.It will be an execution of death
without God and without hope.
they will be raised to be dealt with in justice.
In the judgement day, God's holiness and righteoness
will so appear, that there will not be a sinner there, whose conscience instructed by God's righteousness will
not fully justify the sentence pronounced, and also its execution.
By RC CHAPMAN ( Goodly words)writen about 1897
| 2011/2/10 21:31||Profile|
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Isaiah 26: 17. Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.
18. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
This might well express the condition of the present church and why the world is in the condition it is in.
| 2011/10/8 20:48||Profile|
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Thank you Greg ,
For putting this post on.
Isn't so needed!
I am thinking and looking at how one's thoughts / ways, and the
Church has changed since the original intent of God.
OR ,..it was changing in Paul' time . He was constantly going around trying
To straighten it out.
It has changed and changed until we have what we have today.
Please Lord,...cause Me to love You...cause me to be more Salt and Light
In this world.
But how do we return to the Salt that we once were ?
Thank You Lord for Your Great Mercy.
Even the word 'Church' has been distorted to mean ,a building.
| 2011/12/13 16:28||Profile|
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I hate this subject! And I think that I am allowed to.
It scares me.
| 2012/8/8 21:02||Profile|
| HELL: The Cost of Rebellion|
This subject of "Hell" reminds me of something.
Myself. This is probably why I don't like the subject.
WE have spent probably too much time discussing "Discipleship" and its "Cost" in our threads.
Yet, the subject of "Hell" should remind us of "The Cost of Rebellion". Why don't we discuss what the man loses when he chooses to live in sin, and therefore, rebel. We too frequently speak of the avoidance of sin, via God's grace, as a "sacrifice". As though the pleasure (if we choose to call it that) derived from sin, is a gain.
Hell reminds me of Pascal's Wager. There is a far greater cost to rebellion than discipleship, in both this life and in the Eternal life.
Look at the list of negative gains from a life of rebellion (sin) from Christ listed in the Intro. post:
Thirst, Woe, Yearning, Pain, Shame, Gloom, Filthiness, Crying, Wrath, etc.
Is sin really worth it? Did we see all of this mess at the sacred "Tree" when we ate of it? Because, it was certainly there.
| 2012/8/14 12:08||Profile|