John

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  I have published 7 blogs and 9 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jan 27 2018 09:01:43pm

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A debt paid
John
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     Sitting here i was thinking about the word "debt", what does it mean exactly?  looking it up i find that it has three meanings, the first two are pretty much the same and the third one is polar opposit of the first two. the first two definitions  are  something that is owed or due, Im sure everyone everywhere has been in debt for something at one time or another, house, car, credit cards, so on and so forth.  Being in debt is like being a slave,   Let's say you lost your job and you couldnt pay the debt you owed, the threats come, sleepless nights, worrry, stress now Imagine someone out of love paying off your debt, how would you feel toward that person?  This is where the third meaning comes in, it's a feeling of gratitude, so you see  you go from one......
Once saved always saved,that is the question
John
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 this has been a huge debate betwen christians for a long time i suppose and i am not here to debate but to suggest,  before a person says that one can lose there salvation they must understand what salvation is.  just because a person says they are a christian does not mean they are, because a person says they are a member of a church does not make them a christian, just because a person prayed a little prayer inviting jesus into there heart this does not make them a christian,   A christian is a new creation, they are not the same person they used to be,, things are new,, things are different.  A christian knows in there heart that Jesus Christ is the only hope they have, without His merit they have nothing to stand on before God, they realize there need of a savior and they know......
A spritual lesson from a jar of peanut butter
John
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    I was thinking about this the other day, as a child when we would get a new jar of peanut butter and of course i couldnt open it my dad would take it and strain and try and strain then hand it back to me saying " son i cant get it open, try again"  so i would try again and of course it would open and my dad would say "boy you are strong, way to go" of course the strength that opended that peanut butter jar wasnt mine in the least, but my dad enjoyed watching me victoriously open that jar even though it was he that supplied the initial strength to do it.         In our Christian walk, we are supplied with faith from God,  He clothes us with righteousness that is not our own,  He leads and guides us on the right path, He opens our eyes to spiritual truths,......
But at least i'm not as bad as hitler
John
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  How many times have we heard this? I may not be perfect but i am not as bad as so and so,  it's so easy to compare ourselves in light of others behavior, it even makes us feel good and will even give us a sense of peace where there really is no peace.  I was watching a video the other day on youtube, about criminals that had it "coming to em" they were killed while commiting the crime or they were beaten to death in prison or hanged etc.  What really caught my attention were some of the comments that were made,. comments like,  oh yeah they are burning in hell, karma caught up to em, yada yada yada and so on and so forth.  You could probably ask anyone you know if they thought they would be capable of doing the things Hitler did and im sure all would tell you no,......
Baby steps
John
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     After reading a blog this morning on here that touched my heart and inspired me to write this, all glory goes to God.  I titled it "baby steps", what are baby steps?  how does a baby walk?   well in a nutshell, very slow, alkward, failling alot, getting back up maybe taking a step or two then falling again.  What i am discribing here is actually the spititual walk of a true Christian, I want to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ, we have to learn how to walk before we can run,  baby step christianity is the only way to grow in grace,  one day at a time, try not to even thing about tomorrow but stay in the day and pray for his grace to get you through it, and dont think about the failures of yesturday because His mercies are renewed each morning,  keep you......
Believe god's word
John
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   As Christians we are to walk in holiness.  what does it mean to walk in holiness? well simply put it means to work out what God is working in,  Saving faith is not praying a little prayer asking Jesus into your heart and then going about your life like He never gave you a commandment to obey, too many are professing salvation yet live like the world, they have no desire to grow in grace or holines and yet they are decieved into thinking they are christians because they believe in Jesus, unfortunetly the Jesus they believe in is not the one of the bible, it is a Jesus that is conjured up in there carnal minds that overlooks sin, one that says do what you want, i love you.  That is not the Jesus of the scriptures, the Jesus of the scriptures calls us to die.  The true Gospel must......
If god is for us who can be against us
John
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     Romans 8, the entire chapter rightly called by some "The Golden Chain of Redemption".  Beginning with the words "therefore now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" and from there on  encouragement of who we are in Christ and the love of God toward us in Christ Jesus, when i read the entire text i see hope, in verse 31 we read "what shall we say to these things? if God be for us who can be against us?   We need to ponder on these gracious words for a moment and think of what they mean.  Those that may doubt the love of God which i think many of us do at some time or another, if you are a true child of God know this:  you have been cleared of all guilt by the supreme judge of the universe, there is none higher than Him, hence the......
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