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You see we are saved through God's grace but no sin is forgiven without the shedding of blood. It is the very blood of Jesus that saves us through faith, that he died the death and rose again, to give to those through their faith on him eternal life.
Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 ¶ And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 ¶ It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Salvation is not a work of man, nor can he receive the indwelling of God, the fullness of the One who is the Father , the Word and the Holy Ghost
Eph 1:13-4 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
1John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: . . .
1John 4:10-16 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
No other god can save not even Allah or his apostle, prophet Mohammad, despite making himself equal to Allah in Sura 40:8. For salvation does not come by physical birth, nor by our blood line, nor by the will of man but of God
1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: ChesterJohn
All of those words, in the many different versions of the bible, are written by men. You yourself have shown that, in your bible, all men lie.
Serious question. Do all men lie, or does the bible lie?
supreme power or authority.
But God's Preserve inspired word in English, as found in the AKJV, can be trusted to be historically accurate
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: redchad
I have read the Epic of Gilgamesh, and many other tails written or passed down until written about the first couple, the flood, and the longest afternoon of the Hawaiiana and Samoan legends, longest night of the Inca, Aztec, Iroquois and Lakota legends , longest midday of the Saxon Teutonic tribal legends, and Israel's account of that longest midday found in Joshua, and of the longest early evening Chinese, Mongolian, Punjabi tribe of Indian, Sudanese tribe of Indonesia legends.
All of these legends were from people groups of the sons of Noah, the Jephites, the Shemites and the Hamites that were past down over the last 3-4 thousand years.
There was King by the name of Hammurabi, a Hamite, who was also known as Amraphel king of Shinar. History does not have anything about the last days of Hammurabi, he just abruptly disappears. What happened was he and four other kings went and made war against Bera King of Sodom and three other kings,the king of Sodom and the other three lost the war, but hid in the slime pits. In that defeat Lot was taken captive. When Abram hear about it, he took 300 skilled men of war and pursued after them and killed the five kings before they could return home, and took back all that they had taken and returned to the land of Canaan.
I expect there to be lots of stories handed down through all the tribes. It is all about putting them in order but just because they are from a different land does not mean they are accurate and completely true. But God's Preserve inspired word in English, as found in the AKJV, can be trusted to be historically accurate as many archeology excavations have and are proving true.
I believe the Bible to be the more accurate accounts but when the other legends share the same details then they prove the Bible to be accurate.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: redchad
You do know the epic of Gilgamesh hence the flood story was written 1200 before Judaism? Doooh! So how can the bible be more reliable? it's a not even a very good copy of the original.
And Zoroastrianism is 1500 years before JC yet here we have again the bible using/copying earlier stories.
Your faith is built on stolen stories