originally posted by: sine.nomine
originally posted by: Belcastro
Of course, But you have to preach the gospel to all creation.
Sure. Are we talking the canonical gospels only, or are the non-canonical gospels fair game?
Preach This ::
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against
the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another
people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever."
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world. By
this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not
confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and is already in the world at this time.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all
things have been created through him and for him.
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the
livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it
judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a
different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.
For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one, we are an odor of death and
demise; to the other, a fragrance that brings life. And who is qualified for such a task? For we are not like so many others, who peddle the word of
God for profit.
Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the
truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”
“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
“As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure.
“Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to
the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them."
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy
“Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."
You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the Second Death.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they
will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he
prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. ..."
“Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come and be our king.’
“But the vine answered, ‘Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and humans, to hold sway over the trees?’
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If
you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much
fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my
Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is
this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if
you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for
everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and
bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
This is my command: Love each other..