Sunday, May 17, 2015

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THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA /REVELATION 2 - 3
copyright November 2007
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CHAPTER 2
GRACE
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[The grace of God is used interchangeably to include many different aspects of His attitude, character, and work for the salvation of our soul and to establish and build our relationship with Him.  What will follow is to clarify two of the aspects of His "grace".]

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For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9

It is true that we are saved by grace through faith and that there is nothing we can do, no good moral deed, nor anything that could merit salvation on our part.  There is nothing that we can do that would cause God to pardon our sin and grant us access to eternal life, for the exception of repenting of our sin to accept God's gift of salvation, this God has established to be a fact.  Good works do not save us, but holy living or more specifically, obedience to God's perfect will for our life, His every desire which He speaks to us being fulfilled, after repentance, guarantees the salvation of our soul through and by grace and faith when we pass from this life. Not only does the grace of God save us, His grace also teaches us to obey Him. [Titus 2:11-13]

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If after having received God's promise of eternal life by grace through faith, out of a sincere and true heart, we do not go onto perfection [the perfecting work that God requires to be manifested in and through our flesh, that righteous nature that He has engrafted in our spirit working in and through our flesh, to cause the righteous nature of God that is in our spirit to be seen by the way we live] we will be in jeopardy of being denied eternal life.  More simply stated, works do not save us, but obedience to God's perfect will keeps us within the promise of salvation [psalms 91:1,4].  Continuing in worldly and carnal behavior, after presumably accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior of our life, in God's sight is rebellion.  Continuing in worldly and carnal behavior is rebellion.
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Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  Hebrews 6:1-2

It is rebellion to God's will that caused Adam and Eve's fall from grace, and the righteous nature of God that they were created with to be replaced by a sinful nature. The righteous nature of God, in those of us who are truly born again, compels us to live a wholly obedient life to do the perfect will of God.  This is what "going onto perfection" means:  The perfection that is in our spirit being manifested in our flesh.

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This desire of God can be a lifelong process, but He does require it and has made it a predestinated law that is a part of the promise of the salvation of our soul.  God has made it a supernatural fact that our life is to be an example of Jesus to the "world."  If a person cannot tell the difference between a Sinner, and us there is a definite fault, and the fault is not God's it is ours.  God has provided everything necessary to overcome the sinful nature that is bound in our "flesh", through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Just as Jesus was able to resist all temptation, God has made it possible for us to resist all temptation also, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that  hath called us to glory and virtue:  2 Peter 1:3
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For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:11-13 
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For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Romans 8:29 
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Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.  For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,  And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  Hebrews 6:1-8
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My FaceBook Timeline http://www.facebook.com/samuel.siders; some of the responses I have posted in answer to those who God has had me to shared with on AolAnswers and FaceBook can be on my FaceBook Timeline spanning over seven years.
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My activity about sharing the Word of God with Muslims continues; this open door that the Lord has made available to me as an apologist is one where worldwide opportunities are made available (all English speaking people around the world from many different countries, races, and religious beliefs). It is WRITTEN in 1 Peter 3:15…” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" God wants us to know AND understand His Word (2 Timothy 2:15).
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DEFENSE FOR THE “ARCHKO VOLUME” http://www.scribd.com/doc/76537136/A-Definite-Appraisal-of-the-ArchkoVolume-Hubert-Luns...and http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/minister/MahanWilliamDennes.htm

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Half of my past week was used to research Bible Translations. There are TWO primary Greek New Testaments used to Translate Bibles from, the “Textus Receptus Greek New Testament” and the “Nestle & Aland Greek New Testament;” The mass majority of those professing to be Christian DO NOT know this. Nestle & Aland [NA] used CORRUPTED manuscripts to create their Greek New Testament [GNT] known as the Alexandrian Text [Minority Text]. Erasmus who created the Textus Receptus used the Byzantine Text [Majority text] manuscripts. The significant differences is that Nestle and Aland were Unitarians [did not believe in the deity of Jesus or being God]. Origen (Gnostic/Unitarian) and Arius (Unitarian) [Arian Controversy 325 AD] are given responsibility for CORRUPTING the Alexandrian Text manuscript.
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It is obvious to me that Nestle & Aland created their GNT to agree with their Unitarian belief about Jesus; therefore ANY TRANSLATION after1881 Westcott & Hort GNT and 1898 Nestle & Aland are UNITARIAN Translations and should NEVER be purchased, or thrown away if you have one.
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The manuscripts Nestle and Aland used were missing words, phrase, and history; therefore the LIE “NOT IN THE ORIGINAL manuscripts” was promoted to support their corrupt Greek New Testament translations use and purchase. There have been 34 revisions of the Nestle Aland in the past 117 years, at some point “begotten” was included in the NA GNT, but verses are still missing in the translations. Erasmus used ALL the manuscripts and translations of his day to created his Greek New Testament, obviously if a manuscript was missing a word etc. and one was not, he put what the manuscripts not missing words etc. in his GNT which are in the translations using the Textus Receptus. The Textus Receptus promotes Jesus’ deity and the Nestle Aland does not.
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At this time I promote the King James Version and the New King James Version as SAFE translations to build doctrine and theology because they are not missing words, phrases, and history ALL the manuscripts are used to support. We do not have an English version without translation problems; this is also why I always recommend using a Greek and Hebrew CONCORDANCE when creating doctrine and theology, I use Strong’s it was created for the King James Version. The NKJV has multiple word changes that do not settle well with those who prefer the old KJV. ALWAYS RESEARCH to find if the Bible you choose is translated from the Textus Receptus or not AND if words etc are missing in the translation; if words are missing do not buy it. In my research I found that there is a “Modern English King James Version” Bible [online at http://dailybibleonline.com/MkjVersion.aspx ] Here is information about it https://www.olivetree.com/store/product.php?productid=16625
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Samuel    5/17/2015