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originally posted by: darkuniverse
You are saved by grace through faith least any man boast. When you accept Christ as your savior, he don’t change the old man, sinful nature you. You are saved by his grace not by your works, trying to live right. You cannot save yourself by trying to live right and prove to God. Works don’t save you, grace does. It is a free gift. Repent means, change your mind, rethink differently. How can you ask God to forgive you for your sins, which ones? God already forgave you if you accept Christ as your savior. John 3:16
You can NEVER get rid of your sin, you were born a sinner, that’s why you die.
I think i found god and meet jesus and briefly saw the devil. On my own!
And they are not the same in my experience as they are in yours. Well it's not even yours, your just telling someone else's story...
do you think god is able to speak to us? And how would that happen? Did it happen to you?
Jesus Christ identified the first liar, and he showed that it was not a human. He said: “When he [Satan] speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie.” (John 8:44) So the first liar was Satan the Devil. When did he start telling lies? According to the Bible, it was shortly after the beginning of the history of the human race.
The event is recorded in the Bible book of Genesis, and the lie was a matter of life or death for mankind. God indicated to the first man, Adam, that his continued life depended on obedience. He gave Adam a simple law to keep and said that if he failed to keep that law he would “positively die.” But Satan maliciously lied and said: “You positively will not die.” That was the first of the billions of lies that have been heard on this planet Earth.—Genesis 2:17; 3:4.
... Certainly, the results of that lie are still with us. It spelled disaster for the human race.
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
a reply to: NoClue
The devil inside?
Have you ever seen someone who says the devil is inside them?
I don't think so.
Definition: In the Bible, “soul” is translated from the Hebrew neʹphesh and the Greek psy·kheʹ. Bible usage shows the soul to be a person or an animal or the life that a person or an animal enjoys. To many persons, however, “soul” means the immaterial or spirit part of a human being that survives the death of the physical body. Others understand it to be the principle of life. But these latter views are not Bible teachings.
What does the Bible say that helps us to understand what the soul is?
Gen. 2:7: “Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul.” (Notice that this does not say that man was given a soul but that he became a soul, a living person.) (The part of the Hebrew word here rendered “soul” is neʹphesh. KJ, AS, and Dy agree with that rendering. RS, JB, NAB read “being.” NE says “creature.” Kx reads “person.”)
1 Cor. 15:45: “It is even so written: ‘The first man Adam became a living soul.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” (So the Christian Greek Scriptures agree with the Hebrew Scriptures as to what the soul is.) (The Greek word here translated “soul” is the accusative case of psy·kheʹ. KJ, AS, Dy, JB, NAB, and Kx also read “soul.” RS, NE, and TEV say “being.”)
1 Pet. 3:20: “In Noah’s days . . . a few people, that is, eight souls, were carried safely through the water.” (The Greek word here translated “souls” is psy·khaiʹ, the plural form of psy·kheʹ. KJ, AS, Dy, and Kx also read “souls.” JB and TEV say “people”; RS, NE, and NAB use “persons.”)
Gen. 9:5: “Besides that, your blood of your souls [or, “lives”; Hebrew, from neʹphesh] shall I ask back.” (Here the soul is said to have blood.)
Josh. 11:11: “They went striking every soul [Hebrew, neʹphesh] that was in it with the edge of the sword.” (The soul is here shown to be something that can be touched by the sword, so these souls could not have been spirits.)
Where does the Bible say that animals are souls?
Gen. 1:20, 21, 24, 25: ...
Lev. 24:17, 18: ...
Rev. 16:3: ...
Do other scholars who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses acknowledge that this is what the Bible says the soul is?
[whereislogic: in short, yes; I'm skipping a lot here racing through this stuff, just listing the sources quoted so you can see the type of source and perhaps even realize that despite these acknowledgements, they still teach the flock to the contrary, a bit like evolutionists, long story] ... —New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967), Vol. XIII, pp. 449, 450. ... —The New Encyclopædia Britannica (1976), Macropædia, Vol. 15, p. 152. ... —The Jewish Encyclopedia (1910), Vol. VI, p. 564.
Can the human soul die?
[whereislogic: yes, see] Ezek. 18:4: ...
Matt. 10:28: ...
Acts 3:23: ...
Is it possible for human souls (people) to live forever?
Is the soul the same as the spirit?
[no]Eccl. 12:7: ...
Eccl. 3:19: ...
Heb. 4:12: ...
Does conscious life continue for a person after the spirit leaves the body?
Ps. 146:4: “His spirit [Hebrew, from ruʹach] goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.” (NAB, Ro, Yg, and Dy [145:4] here render ruʹach as “spirit.” Some translations say “breath.”) (Also Psalm 104:29)
What is the origin of Christendom’s belief in an immaterial, immortal soul?
[primarily Greek Pagan philosophy and philosophers working on behalve of Satan, who also promoted evolutionary philosophies before the word "evolution" was popularized for that use, pantheism and Mother Nature-worship, i.e. 'nature did it'; but it originates from Babylon, hence making the biblical term "Babylon the Great" so appropiate for false religion; admitted to by the following sources, and again in some cases, while continuing to teach their flock to the contrary or keep them ignorant of these admittals, for the most part, or teaching them there is no issue with this behaviour]...—New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967), Vol. XIII, pp. 452, 454. ...—Dictionnaire Encyclopédique de la Bible (Valence, France; 1935), edited by Alexandre Westphal, Vol. 2, p. 557. ...—Presbyterian Life, May 1, 1970, p. 35. ...—Plato’s “Phaedo,” Secs. 64, 105, as published in Great Books of the Western World (1952), edited by R. M. Hutchins, Vol. 7, pp. 223, 245, 246. ...—The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria (Boston, 1898), M. Jastrow, Jr., p. 556.
The Bible also describes sins of omission—that is, failing to do what is right.—James 4:17.