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You are either saved through faith or you are not. Every tree is known by its fruit and no good tree can produce bad fruit.
TextGod makes the wisdom of this world foolishness. One cannot know the word of God without the Holy Ghost.
While claiming Paul is responsible to what you call error of 40,000 denominations does not mean the pervertor is not yet another. You would apply the error to Paul.
I believe it is so called Biblical Scholars who want to control people for personal gain of filthy lucre.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: Matrixsurvivor
Knowing and having wisdom, understanding and True knowledge of God's words is one thing. Just knowing a book through casual reading is yet another.
I still don't know all the Bible, every day I see something that seems like I dis not every read it before. But I know by my continued reading of it on an almost daily basis that I did. It didn't stand out at that time or
Job 33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
Ho 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Mt 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Mr 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Satan is in control of the world not the Earth the Earth is the Lords and all that is in it. The world is the system of man and it is in Satan's control.
God will ransom man from the penalty of sin but only by his son, even Jesus knew this
originally posted by: Matrixsurvivor
Annnnd....to get things back on track with the original OP, "Satan" is the "god" of this world. I also don't mean that in the Pauline explanation. The RULER and ARCHITECT of this world is NOT the Father that Jesus exemplified.
Satan just means "accuser". It's a title or adjective...not a name. His name is not "Lucifer" either. That was a mistranslation. There is no such entity as "Lucifer".
The ruler and architect of this world is the same one that tempted Jesus in the wilderness...the one who offered the kingdoms of this world to Jesus. WHY? Because he MADE IT AND OWNED it.
Just look at this planet. It's built predatory and to cause pain, while simultaneously disguised with beauty. This planet, though beautiful in some ways, will kill you dead in others. It's not perfect, nor was it ever. Otherwise, you wouldn't see the design of it the way it is.
Don't think so? Ok. Who the heck though up a Great White Shark? What, before the "fall", did that shark eat plankton?
The predatory animals, fish, insects, etc. in this world....were DESIGNED to BE that way. Then you have "prey animals", which usually are the most loving and gentle. They also get eaten. Not only by predators in the wild, but by man....one of the worst predators of all. Plus, man cheats to catch his prey.
THAT'S why John 3:16 say's "for GOD (the REAL MOST HIGH GOD), so loved the world, that HE gave His only begotten Son, that whosever should believe (like...BELIEVE WHAT HE SAID AND TAUGHT) in HIM....would have eternal life.
The whole "blood sacrifice" theme...from animals to Jesus being a blood sacrifice is BS. That's why Christianity listen to Paul over JESUS. Jesus taught us to be LIKE HIM, to love the Father, and to treat others (including animals) with love and respect. It's not complicated.
PAUL...taught a false gospel, that supported the "god of this world's" wrath, judgment, condemnation, bloodthirstiness, and made Jesus into nothing more than a blood sacrifice, "get out of jail free" card.
SATAN is in our Bibles as the OT deity Yahweh. He's also in numerous other Abrahamic religions, disguised as a different name.
So yea, that's where Satan is. Running the show down here, until the real God pushes reset.
I will have to, obviously, disagree with you if you mean to state Islam is an Abrahamic guise for the God of the Bible.
you do not and have not separated the true God, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from the god of this world. This is because of the lack of study and the promotion of opinions of men even to the substitution of YWHW for the English JHVH/JEHOVAH/LORD.
To many still do not and know not how to study in English and rely of so called Biblical scholars going back using Greek and Hebrew dictionaries and so called originals (which there are none in anyone's hands today and have been gone since the first century). This is where the errors of the teachings in this thread and other threads lay.
Now in many post I have shown many of you the Bible verses that support Paul's expounding of the same teachings of Jesus. Jesus was for the kingdom at hand and Paul's is the expansion of the same teachings for the kingdom set aside for a time until the fullness of times comes.
But like the men of the past many will not receive the truth of the word of God and will follow the teaching of men.
ANY "god" that required genocide, animal sacrifice, making women subservient, condoned slavery (with stipulations), virgins as "spoils of war", and the myriad of other evil things....is NOT a god worth worshipping.