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originally posted by: Justso
So, I was "saved" at 10 and baptized by the Holy Spirit himself. So, I got that going for me; once saved always saved.
So, now as an educated adult, I am a member of the "I don't really know" group. Did I lose the spirit of God? Do I deserve hell?
So confusing-and no one knows any answers-if you say you do-you are just a liar. Add it to the burning bin in the backyard.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Apologies in advance for my crude analogy.
Jesus was both God and man in sense.
Jesus is The Word of God and as such is part of God himself. Jesus can to earth as a man. The crude analogy is that the man was Christ's avatar. It had the full human nature we all have and The Word felt all the things we experience, but being The Word of God, His divine nature was stronger than our own, even stronger than our own with the Holy Spirit which is also of God.
The Word of God spent time in His ministry and fulfilled His mission to prepare the way for our redemption and salvation and then He was taken back to His place as God's Word.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
Everyone experiences God differently so there is no common ground for discussion.
Newton [demonstrated and proved beyond any reasonable doubt] that, by a small alteration in the Greek text, the word "God" was substituted to make the phrase read "God was manifest in the flesh." instead of "which was manifested in the flesh."
If you were atheist or pagan at one point and a Christian sticks a sword in your face and declares you Christian now, does that mean that you have god in you now?
What about a Christian who decides that he wants to leave the faith?
Reading this thread it's obvious you are so far gone into religion & belief that nothing, Nathan, nada, that any of us say is gonna have any affect on you. Your writing this for your God & have no control of your actions or words.