July 2014 So to summarise Redemption has taken place for the whole world. Do you see the problem? So the Lord says to Thomas…. This is understood universally by most Believers…. 4. In this article we will be covering another part of the famed saying from a degenerate man who spouted his mouth off without checking the facts. There is much more going on at the cross of Calvary than this, but this answers the question of ‘Why God had to do that to His Son?’ The answer is God’s Holiness! The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals. When I do something of my old nature we are not to receive anyone or the enemy to label us. 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. The problem is that no one bothered to think about what he was saying, or rather what he was not saying. I always seem to forget that God’s Grace is not dependent on anything I can do or have done. November 2009 Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. And ya know what that means? When man rejects God and his revealed truth God, the judgement of God awaits him. IT IS GOD GRACE THAT SET AS FREE, FROM OUR SINS AMEN. John 17:17, Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Clearly John is telling us first and foremost not to sin, secondly if you mess up, Jesus is our Advocate with the Father, thirdly the apostle John says if we really know the Lord, we’ll keep His commandments and if you’re sinning then you are a liar! That’s all the Lord expects from you is to obey His spirit and do what you know to be right according to the Word of God. A man’s soul is where his ego lives, where his conscience is, a chimp doesn’t have that. (7) My little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous: Are we being led astray by pastors who say that you’re still a sinner? but now are made righteous through Christ! Mankind is the one at FAULT and guilty for the ‘bad things’ that happen, it’s in his heart (see Mark 7 above). (John 14:15). Selah. (Emphasis mine), Here the Lord is dealing directly with the devil and will bring judgement on him for the ‘iniquity of thy traffick’…it’s plain to see from the context of the chapter that this trafficking is in goods as seen in verse 16, 16.By the multitude of the merchandise they have filled the midst of the with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast the out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, o covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Salvation from hell is freely given to any one who stops trusting themselves and recieves Jesus Christ by faith…. And does the Holy Spirit have anything to do with our salvation. In Luke 22:33 we see not only Peter declaring that he would not sin but also that he is “ready to go with you to both prison and to death.” Peter in the moment of passion and emotion made a statement even in being faced with death, he would not deny Christ. In the article that I have written, which has now grown to 26 pages, I have done a very detailed and in-depth Scriptural study on the contents that are contained in the article. The salvation is not due to ourselves, but is God's gift. John 17:17-Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. They knew what was right because God told them that from Adam and Eve on they were to be ‘male and female’ (Gen 1:27, 2:23-24) …they chose to commit sodomy and be perverts and God wiped them out. Genesis 18:25, The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.