A man and his wife… were taking a Sunday afternoon drive. Their children were grown and some had even started a family of their own. The Wife was reminiscing about their early dating years and the romance they shared in their Younger years. She was remembering and sharing how they often took drives by themselves! Yes even before those ‘responsibilities of life’ seemed to have crowded, out those first times. She said to her Love, “Remember when we used to sit so close together; that it seemed like a ‘Two Headed Driver?’ Her husband smiled and replied with a whispered…
“Last but First!”
Perhaps before reading… these writings; may I ‘Please’ ask “You’’ for a ‘Favor?’ Remember, an important part of ‘Learning’: –> “Is Un-Learning!” I was raised a Roman Catholic; attended Catholic School and Catholic classes. I left the Catholic teaching as a Teen, when I left home! Later, I was “Truly Born Again” in my early “30’S”! And there was so very much: I had to “Un-Learn!” I left the Catholic Church and found an Independent Grace Bible Church: which held to the Bible’s Complete Authority! Because I was Born Again by the Holy Spirit of GOD: the Bible became my ‘ONLY’ point of reference! [John 17:17]
*** (1Corinthians 2:9-to-14) But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined: the things that God has prepared for those: who love him."
(1Cor 2:10) But God has revealed those things to us by His Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) Is there anyone who can understand his own thoughts except by his own inner spirit? In the same way, “NO ONE” can know the thoughts of God ‘except’ God's Spirit.
(1Cor 2:12) Now, we have ‘Not’ received the spirit of the world; but the [Holy] Spirit: Who comes from God, so that we can understand the things that were freely given to us by God. [Deuteronomy 29:29]
(1Co 2:13) We don't speak about these things in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the [Holy] Spirit; as we explain ‘spiritual’ things to: ‘spiritual’ people.
(1Cor 2:14) A person who isn't spiritual “Doesn't Accept” the things of God's [Holy] Spirit, for they are ‘Nonsense’ [foolishness] to him. He “Can't Understand” them: because they are spiritually evaluated. [Encoded]
The Holy Spirit of God… is the ‘Real’ teacher of “God’s Holy TRUTH!” [John 16:13] ‘Unless’ one is truly ‘Born Again’; the Bible remains ‘Only’ an “Academic Exercise.” The Holy Spirit is the One: Who opens the Truth of the Holy Word of God: to both our “Minds & Hearts!” That is where our “Faith & Eternal Life”; [Romans 8:9] Resides: in our “Hearts!” [Acts 15:8-9]
*** (Romans 8:5-to-11) For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
(Rom 8:6) To set our minds on the flesh leads to death: but to set our minds on the [Holy] Spirit leads to life and peace.
(Rom 8:7) That is why the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile toward God. For it ‘refuses’ to submit: to the authority of God's law; because it is ‘powerless’ to do so.
(Rom 8:8) Indeed, those who are under the control of the flesh ‘Cannot’ please God.
(Rom 8:9) ‘‘You’’, however, are not of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit, since God's Spirit lives in “You’’. And if anyone does ‘Not’ have the Spirit of Christ: he does ‘Not’ belong to Him [Christ].
(Rom 8:10) But if Christ is in “You’’, your bodies are dead because of sin; but the [Holy] Spirit is life because of righteousness. [2Corinthains 4:7]
(Rom 8:11) And if the Spirit of the One [John 10:17-18] Who raised Jesus from the dead is living in ‘‘You’’; then the one who raised Christ from the dead will also make ‘‘Your mortal bodies ‘alive’ by His Spirit: Who lives in ‘‘You’’.
“Where do Christians go ‘Wrong?’ – 101” …Blog.
“Please” take ‘‘Your time… and read through this Discussion! And “Please” do ‘NOT’ come with any ‘Preconceived’ or ‘Religious’: ideas about “Divorce or Remarriage”…? Also throughout this discussion: I have posted ancillary Blogs to add to the “Bible’s ‘Authority & Discussion’ Base”. Please read through this discussion First: and then go back and read those Blogs, if you so desire. Oh yes, these ‘Two’ things: May I ask: “You” to: “DO FIRST”…?
*** (Proverbs 18:13) If one answers a matter before he hears it; is ‘Foolishness’ and ‘Shame’ to him [her].
Prepare ‘Your’: “Heart!” [Ezra 7:10 – VS – 2Chronciels 12:14] and Pray for the Holy Spirit: to teach “You’’: from the Holy Word of GOD! [1Corinthains 11:23-to-32]
Take ‘‘Your Bible”… and look up these: “Bible Verses for ‘‘Yourself!” I write in my Bible and make my own notes; as the Holy Spirit, shows me His Truth: from His Holy Word. Do NOT just believe what I have said: but “Prove the Scriptures” for yourself…? [Acts 17:11]
‘Remember’… we are looking at the: “Complete ‘Context’ of the Entire Bible!” Gods’ Truth is woven throughout His Holy Word! No one is to build a belief system based on a “Single Bible Verse!” Some have, especially with: “Matthew 27:5”: which did ‘Not’ last long! We are NOT: ‘Picking & Choosing & Using’ any particular Bible topics or verses: to “Validate or Invalidate” our particular: “Denominational or Church” -> ‘Thinking or Teaching!’ In the “Last Day”, He: “Christ Jesus” will simply use His Holy Word: to judge us “ALL”…!
*** (John 12:47-to-50) And if any one hears My Words and does Not believe; I [Jesus] do not judge him [Now]; for I do not come [This TIME] to judge the world; but to save [Redeem] the world.
(John 12:48) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does ‘Not’ receive My Words: has One who judges him; the Word that I [Jesus] have spoken: the same shall judge him in the Last Day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have not spoken of Myself; but the Father [God]: Who sent Me gave Me a command; what I should say, and what I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I know that His command is life everlasting. Therefore whatever I speak, even as the Father [God] said to Me; so I [Jesus] speak.
“Pick & Choose ‘Christian’s’? – 101”
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In Christ Jesus, Roger Christian / “Jeremiah 1:9 & Ezekiel 2:7”…!