God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance

Romans 2:3-5 3 Do you suppose, O man-you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself-that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5…

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Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation.

Why do we need to change our mind, repent, to get right with God? The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the CORINTHIANS – Chapter 7 1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. –…

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Is Halloween Happy?

Halloween Happy Treasure Mudlark

It is a sad reflection on Christendom that people think that Bible believers are kill joys. I was asked this week “So I suppose you are against Halloween?”, the assumption being as a believer in Christ I will be against celebrating Halloween. Am I? Well please read on… I have been introduced to Mudlarking by…

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13 The Future

all Israel will be saved

Do you have any idea what your future holds? I guess not. None of us really have any idea what is ahead for us. We make future plans but they do not always fall into place. So what does the Bible say about the future? The Bible is not a horoscope. You will not get…

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8 Hell

hell

Generally people in many societies do not acknowledge the existence of hell. Do you believe in eternal punishment? People ask how can a loving God send people to torment? Wasn’t the idea of hell to scare people in the olden days and control their behaviour? Let’s briefly look at this subject and consider the biblical…

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Separated from Christ

remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 2:11-13 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise,…

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Adopted according to His will.

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5-6 He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Paul gives us another two verses packed with spiritual content. Predestination, adoption, the will of God and his…

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Index

This is an index of the posts that go verse by verse through some of Paul’s epistles. (Under development – more to follow!) Romans A servant of Christ. –    Romans 1:1 Which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures.    Romans 1:2-3 Declared to be the Son of God. –  Romans…

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Watch out!

watch out

Romans 16:17-18 17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of…

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Come, let us reason together

Romans 15:18-21 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience-by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God-so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I…

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