Whuts Uppp! Names Emmanuel, Im 21, and live in Jersey. Lived a selfish life for about 20 years all for myself thinking I was saved, until I had someone open my eyes to the REAL gospel. Now I realize Im nothing but dirt!:D Used to glorify myself, but realized all the glory goes to God! Ima baby Christian :p Ive only been walking with the Lord for 2 months but Im gettin closer to being like Christ daily, or atleast tryin :S! Not perfect unfortunately but I will be one day :D! But yeah I like havin fun, SoOoOoOo Whats Up!
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
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Jordan LoveHey Brother!I just wanted to check up on you and see what your doing!I really hope that everything is working out for you and that god is watching over you:)Lve you!God bless:)
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DonaldHey man! I used try and glorify myself with self desires too! There is no Joy or peace we can offer ourselves in the world! Isnt it just great how awesome God is?!!
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Derrickhey we have a new person on c28 from the philippians and she made a thread called "newbie"lolz just leting yuh know..lolz giving yuh the 411. but anyhoo I wanted to ask if read moreyou wanted to you could post on the forum "he saw the best in me" its sorta like introductions but encouraging thread. because some people i know are looking at c28. and by bro considered joining..nd just people come on this site all the time. without commenting or joining. And I think this thread might really be a good evangelisim tool. What yuh think? Nobody has had an easy life. Nd i know your testimony can be greatly used and to give God soo much glory. God bless =)
Jordan LoveHelllo brother(:Havent been on in a while, my life right now is so full of chaos and the devil is just throwing everything he can at me. I still stand strong because of god. Even though its getting harder and harder i know for a fact that god will take care of me and it will all be worth it in the end. I am closer to god than ever and trying to change and know that he will take care of me and my life(: I also hope that he shows me what he wants me to be when i graduate its almost near and im scared lol I know he will take care of me(: Thank you so much for the advice and testimony(: and i will keep the ino near when i need it(: Thank you so much for ur help God bless big bro(:
daniel@seekGodnow.orghey im sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, i didnt notice my profile thingy had new messages. i have a bit to tell you about the NIV but id also like to talk to you personally. do you have a way of talking with me like on this page? http://seekgodnow.org/contact
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Courtneyhaha youre cool. I totally agree with you. But I love making friends on here. Its just amazing and makes me feel so good. Its the highlight of my day. Sad that I have to go on the internet for it though cuz i dont like being on the internet so much but its def. worth it. lol. Well you speak your mind and whats in your heart and you stand for what you think is right and what you believe in and thats an awesome thing to have. I def. look up to you. I dont look up to many people trust me, but youre one of them. :)
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CourtneyHaha do you like debating?? If so what about politics?
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Rosemarieheyy thank you soo muchh for encouraging me alot thank you so much brother it means alot to me thank you so much but im just chillenn right now what chapters are you reading ?? and yeha i know that im gonna be alright god has something for me and you brother and thats cool that you work 40 hours a week hows chuch going ? i really wanna voluteer for my church that would be soo coool so whats up with you
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Rosemarieheyy oh reallyy thats soo cooool did you have fun ?? and today i went to jack in the box i filed out an application so i pray that they call mee and i went to denneys today too they are taking applications there too so i have to go back there on wednesday and talk to the manager i pray they hire me there too and i started reading today too in ephesians its reallyy good so whats up with you right now brother
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CourtneyHey!!! I just wanted to say thank you so much for making me feel so welcome and just to reply to my forum means everything to me. I didnt think anybody would really reply..=/ But they did. You guys are awesome and I praise the Lord to find this place and meet friends like you! God Bless and keep in touch! Welcome as well! You said you were new like me! We can be newbies together! haha.
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Rosemarieheyy thank you soo much brother for praying for me i really apperciate it alot and im praying for you too but im doing good just gonna get in the word today what are you gonna do today =)
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the_underdoghey, Emmanuel! awesome name btw. its a strong name after someone Whos AWESOME! lol! :D congrats on your new relationship with Christ! welcome to the brotherhood! (well, sisterhood too, but you get it) how ya doin? God bless!
Jordan LoveI understand that the lord doesnt want me to be with an ungodly man. I refuse to date anyone who is not a christian. I believe the lord is goingto train my during this time. He is going to help me grow into a warrior for him.Now that i dont have anything holding me back im ready to take that first step andmake a change(:
Jordan LoveThank you brother for your advice, Iknow the lord is gonna bless me as i go on.I believe that was a test of obediance. Whatever the lord wants me to do i am up for it.The lord is so sogood and i know that this is going to become a great experiance between me and the lord.
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daniel@seekGodnow.orgthank you very much for your encouragment! please pray for me to overcome lust. i am needing God to change me as a person, as i will plainly say that i am too evil to change myself.
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Rosemarieoh really thats cool where do you work at brother?? and im waiting for them to call me i pray that they call mee because they didint cal me in for an interview only a background check so i got the job baically so im praying and today im not gonna do nothingg much just chill
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Jordan LoveI will definitly try to stay strong! I love ya to bro and god has surely blessed you with wisdom and discernment
Jordan LoveEmmanuel,Thank you so much for your comment i really appreciate it and i pray that you will be a strong warrior for the lord that he will be able to shine through you guide and direct you wherever you may go.! may the lord bless you brother i hope we continue to keep uplifting eachother God bless(:
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Derrickwow I wanted to share a video with you and wanted to know what you think about it....lol its called when i became a man. Its a hot poem I think most christian men would be able to relate..lol the link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRISRapn4zI
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Derrickhiiii I love your bio and pic..lol. I am soo amazed reading your post and seeing how on fire you are for God even in just three months. On the 18th made it 1 year for me being with god. I am sooo hyype! Well praise God we are all miracles and vessels in his hand he is molding to resemble jesus spiritually =) keep repping God to the fullest! Much Love and peace God bless
why has c28 started to sell pro-catholic material and anti-catholic material? c28 needs to pick whether they are christian, catholic, or neither...cause at this rate, they're neither.
bee why would you break the 3rd commandment blatantly by saying "omg" in spanish. Everyone tell me, are Jehovah Witnesses Christians? How about Mormons? Im pretty sure they believe Jesus died for their sins. Its the same with Catholicism, they have their own image of Jesus, one not of the bible and any attribute, attributed to Jesus that is not in the bible makes an idol of their own image of Jesus. But see thats how scary Catholicism is, they are even fooling Christians in ways Jehovahs witnesses and mormons cant. And yes they do have their own version of the bible , I challenge you to look it up. I plead with you not to make claims that you havent researched.
i dont get the point of wanting non Christian reading material, when there is plenty out there, on different topics. IMO thats just the satisfying of the flesh. Its like watching a movie, or watching television. Not trying to tell you not to do it; just my opinion >.<
Hey everyone. Ive been having a discussion with one of my brothers in Christ about this topic. I just want to hear what you all believe and have to say. I will state my views w/ scripture backing me up in due time. I will not name the brother, but I believe he will make himself known :P.
As for me:
I believe you can not lose your salvation, once you are TRULY SAVED. I will post my view on this and scripture to back up that statement later on.
Well Calvinism should be saved for a whole other topic, I myself am aslo in a calvinism study aswell, and dont get me started lol.
What do you mean the situation should never arise? Us losing our salvation or a situation which may cause us to stumble?
Hiii c28! I made a declaration nd am gona keep at it! am soo hype. lately my conversations on aim have been not sooo good. nd same thing with my aim status....
but today i my aim status said this:
ok i have an anouncement! I dont care what i may have told you or what you have heard. I am sticking with God! And now im gona go harder for God then i ever did. So dont hit me up with no ishh talking bout sex, partys, drinking. STOP! Im trying to let God change my life! I want to live Godly. So trust if you try nd test me you will get deleted off of my contacts. thank you! S.O.T.D lauryn hill zion
it reminds me of last june when i first got saved...nd people were sooo shocked...because my aim status said something like"I just hooked back up with the person i have been running from for sooo long. Nd even after i betrayed him and made him sad many times he still recieved me with open arms...nd has given me a higher love! you can have this type of love to...IM me if you would like to find out how"
Glad to hear it Nazira ^_^. Only thing is the "omg" at the beginning of your thread, >.<.
And I believe we should all be ashamed of our level of faith, and the lack thereof, and the sin we commit against our Most High. One thing we shouldnt be ashamed of is the Gospel. Romans 1:16 ;)
I hope i dont lead nobody away by saying this...but I like my life and would love to indulge more in bisexualty, drinking, the party life, rapping about my self,money,sex...Its just more enjoyable to me...I had to give up a lot to follow christ...nd the christian life is boring...This type of life that you control is much better because you make your own rules...and can have your own philosphy without God. Nd basically do whatever feels right to you. God comes with so much rules..
Idk what happened to you Royal Servant, but you definitely sound much different than when I first got to know you. If you feel that way then you do not know God.
Saying you had to give up alot to follow Christ. Christ gave up his life so you can live yours. if you are truly a Christian and those things are more enjoyable to you, then again you do not know God. I would understand them being tempting, but never more desirable then God! What are you doing "following" the Lord if you want to live by your own rules? Heaven isnt going to be us living by our rules.
Matthew 7:21; Plain and simple. I will definitely pray for you. But you need to ask God yourself for help, and a burning desire for the Lord, because by the way your making it seem, you lack that.
Just wanting to start a thread...lolz.
But really...If you warn the world not to go to hell and instead choose heaven...most will choose heaven. Due to the fact of self-preservation as paul washer says. I think The Best and most effective way to evangelize is to build relationships with people..And show them and tell them that their life of sin will not satisfy them and never will and only jesus will satisfy them. And simply being the best walking buildboard for christ we can be. Letting God daily mold us and shape us into his son jesus chrsit
i dont really understand this whole "called" concept.
honestly, it sounds like a bunch of bologna (bill-o-knee, the stuff that goes on sandwiches..lol)
i never got a phone call from God saying, "hey daniel...hi, its God... ..calm down... Calm down.......... ok, Id like you to become a missionary, ok? thanks!"
or anything like that at all. i used my senses to figure out that im supposed to be a missionary, and anyone else can use their senses to figure out the same thing. never in the Bible does it say "wait until theres something you feel like doing, and go do that!"
but no, instead, Jesus said to all of His disciples with ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH, for us to go out into the world and spread the gospel, teaching people to obey everything He has commanded and all that neat stuff.
but a lot of you like to say you Will be doing that through your nurse or doctor or something else field. what makes you think that? do people call the doctor for a sermon or for their bodys wants/needs? do they need a nurse for their soul or for bodily care? this is just body stuff, but people arent bodies. people are lost sheep, needing God.
this is what Jesus said:
" You are my friends if you do what I command." - John 15:14
"If you love me, keep my commandments" - John 14:15
ok, so what are Jesus commandments? preach the gospel unto ALL nations. plain and simple. this quite obviously means were not supposed to set up base camp and have a nice house and then be a doctor or something, just going into the hospital every morning helping people with their everdying bodies, and then supposedly spreading Gods word without our mouths. comon, you Know that unless you Own the hospital or unless the hospital is christian, youre not going to be able to so easily preach or even pray right in your doctors office or right beside your patients bed.
how do you expect to convince anyone to give up their lives for Jesus if you arent even willing? becoming a doctor is something you do Because You Want To. you want the pay, you want the nice outfit, and neat experiences or whatever else it is that makes becoming a doctor seem better than becoming like paul. you Want to become a doctor - it isnt a special calling. there are gifts of the Holy Spirit, yes, but none of them are about medical school.
so try and tell me that you arent becoming a nurse or a doctor or an electrician or a soldier for yourself. try and tell me youre doing it for Jesus because He called you to do it. then show me that in the Bible.
He calls _Everyone_ to become a missionary - no that doesnt necessarily mean we all leave the Untied States by tomorrow, that is always assumed but i never say that, but it does mean to go out and spread the gospel unto all nations - and we can definitely start here.
He calls everyone to become a missionary. no one is called to dance or become an electrician or whatever.
read this please:
57. And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow you anywhere you go.
58. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.
doesnt this mean that Jesus is homeless? doesnt this mean, "if you want to follow me, you will be homeless" ?? and Wasnt it written for us to read?
59. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
60. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go you and preach the kingdom of God.
see how important it is to follow Jesus and not just go and do what you want? who, becoming a _doctor_ will become a missionary? how can you say you spread the gospel if youre job is to heal broken bones and such? that is your _job_.
61. And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
62. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
really think about all of this please, im trying to help you.
as a doctor/nurse/whatever, you will never - while on the job - spread the gospel More than heal broken bones and such or whatever ti is that you signed up for. it just wont happen. and even if it did happen, did Jesus say He wants most of your life or some or half or what?
no.. _all_ of it.
32. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
realize it wont be so easy to confess Jesus before men if youre a doctor working in a secular hospital.
33. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
youll be forced to value one over the other.
34. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
that is, Jesus words - including the ones we are reading now.
35. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36. And a mans foes shall be they of his own household.
37. He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
and id assume that he that loves his secular career more than Jesus is not worthy of Him.
38. And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
39. He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
did you see that? it says he that FINDS his life shall lose it. how do you find your life? it sounds like these secular "callings" are really everyones own "finding." like i said above, nobody ever gets a phone call, but all the scripture is ready in the Bible.
tell me please, is this what Jesus wants when He says for us to follow Him? this below:
17. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19. And he says unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20. And they immediately left their nets, and followed him.
21. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
i dont think He said "you can stay fishermen, but spread the gospel too" and i dont think He said "you can stay fishermen, but be christian fishermen!" and i am completely certain that He did not say, "you can follow me later, whenever youre ready"
no, none of those things. Jesus wants us to follow Him _now_, so spread the gospel. you can figure out how.
and Please please please please please do not try and tell me that if God wanted everyone to become missionaries, then oh no who would they missionary to if everyone is a missionary? well God is very smart. Hes smarter than me and you and everybody else, right? lets act like it then. God is completely aware that most of you will ignore this, that most of you will disregard it saying youre fine, and that most of you will prefer to keep your life than give it up Entirely.
so when He says to His disciples, "go unto ALL nations and spread the gospel" He knows only a few are listening. He knows whether youre listening or not.
you can say "well, doctors are needed!" and "well, nurses are needed!" and "people like to see me dance, its needed!" and whatever, but who is in charge? who do we serve? who is our Lord and Savior, Master and King? not mankind, not the world. this is what Jesus said was needed:
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
please stop pretending that living for God is a part time job, that giving your life to God is a part time job, and that dying to yourself doesnt include denying secular callings. its not at all about that.
if you believe i am wrong, show me with scripture please. i dont want to argue with the thoughts and opinions that are of man, but anyone seeking the truth will understand everything im saying.
thanks for reading!
The origin of this topic I thought was people saying that they were "called" to a certain profession that God never stated in the Word to be something he would call you to do.
I do not believe Daniel is saying we shouldnt work, because obviously if we dont work we shouldnt eat, but dont say God wanted me to be a Surgeon.
It takes so much time away from God trying to pursue a profession that involves college and such. We can all say that "when we get this job that takes us years of study on that job, then we will teach the gospel to people" but like Daniel said, people come to you for what your job is not for a Gospel message, not saying the oppurtunity wont arise, but you could have spent the years wasted in college/w/e to working for the Lord then, and I dont mean being a missionary around the world, I mean having a common job that supports your household and preaching the Word aswell.
living by the Word of God, not just parts and take out parts we dont want to do. We no longer own ourselves when we come to Christ, we are sold to him to follow him. Our desires become what God desires. We no longer want what we used to want.
this is what i believe: Any person making efforts to thwart the process of reproduction, whether it be by the use of science & chemistry, mathematics, force, or any kind of different method(s), whether it be because of human selfishness, imaginary inconvenience, illicit actions, or more than one of these reasons, is putting his or herself at the same level of the Designer by interfering with His original plans, is lacking the vital faith needed that God will bless, provide for, and take care of those who seek Him, is denying his or herself a living blessing from God, and is denying the God-given gift of life to the one(s) who should be born into the world so that they may know God, turn to Him, love, serve, and please Him.
Thats good that it opened ya eyes lol. The truth tends to do that to those who are seeking it.
Its like 1 Corinthians 1:18-For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
When you want to truly know the truth you will find it, when you look for a reason to justify your wrong, you will take anything that suits you.
many of us are completely unaware that the holidays of christmas, halloween, valentines day, and easter ALL have pagan origins and really arent related to Christianity.
Jesus was definitely not born in the middle of winter, or there wouldnt have been shepherds with their sheep out there, and its not in the Bible. who is born on the 25 of december though? the pagan god of the sun.
theres so much more about the paganism in modern christianity.... google it! or how much do you really care?
when you say "especially on Christmas and easter" that almost makes it seem that you have the ability to worship the Lord more on the other days, but arent. Not saying your not, just saying thats what it sounded like, you may have worded it wrong.