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Christian Failures


Christians can fail repeatedly

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As a, very much so, non Christian-but rather one who practices spirituality, I enjoyed reading your essay. As I've been taught God essence is the eternal and creative source within our souls and hearts. To know God is to know one's own soul since they are connected. To look for a savior is to look for one's own power to heal within self and move forward in light. As one reviewer said, 'heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.'

I appreciated not reading about damnation and burning in hell.

Well written!


 Comment Written 28-Jan-2020



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    And I appreciate your honesty...I would only ask you consider carefully what Jesus taught because frankly, it doesn't match up with what you are relying on.

    Is He the Savior of the world as He claims? It would seem to stand to reason if we can pull ourselves up by our own spiritual bootstraps there would be no need of a Savior.

    God bless you, Dennis
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An interesting essay. Basically, salvation is based on 'By grace you are saved, through faith.' But the bible also says, 'Faith without works is dead.' So the two go hand in hand. I believe in a literal interpretation of Scripture. Jesus described it as a vine bearing grapes. There is a strong sense of this will to do good coming on its own, through the love that is in our Lord Jesus Christ. All things really come from this love; without it, you can do no good works, and without it you cannot be saved. You are in fact saved into this love. Jesus speaks of those who fall away from salvation, like the plants that sprout from the seed and then are choked by the weeds or trampled by the feet of the passers by. You must continually grow in faith, like a vine growing, to reach heaven. But God is about the process, the results of that process, and He is patient as it takes place. Time and place are meaningless concepts to God. All time and every place happens simultaneously for him, something we can't really understand, but if you can imagine this, much of the concept of heaven can be glimpsed. Heaven is a state of mind, not really a place, in which the prime purpose of existence is to serve others. estory


 Comment Written 28-Jan-2020



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    I agree God wants us to grow in grace and the scriptures are the means of such growth. Works or fruits are the result of growth and Psalm 1 gives a wonderful picture of it. Planted by rivers of water, which running through the tree are turned into a harvest "in it's season". Expecting fruit from freshly planted trees overnight is a fool's game and very injurious to brand new Christians.

    God bless, thanks for reading and commenting, Dennis
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"Christian Failures"
Was well written and rich in Theme and Imagery.
It read well and Flowed well with no Grammar Issy.
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Adjective and Objective Contents were both Excellent and Exceptional while Descriptive Measures aligned Perfectly!
Thanks,
Doctor Ricky 1034


 Comment Written 27-Jan-2020



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    Thanks Doc! :)
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I know that as a Christian I fail daily but I am counting on his promises. John 5:24 is a powerful reminder of that.

Well done Dennis.

Blessings
Janet


 Comment Written 27-Jan-2020



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    Thanks dear sister Janet!

    We take heart in knowing our old sinful self is nailed to the cross in God's sight and cannot condemn us, try as it will. We are now new resurrected creatures, able to enjoy fellowship with Jesus Christ who is the resurrection and the life...indeed He IS our life!

    God bless, Dennis
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A very well-written poem and warning that we should not play around with the promise of salvation to believe when we are reborn children we are saved whatever we do or don't do. We can only stand strong in our faith when we realize we cannot do anything worthwhile without Jesus Christ in our lives.


 Comment Written 26-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 27-Jan-2020
    Thank you!
    Romans 7 shows us the inner struggle all believers have with our old nature which continues daily to seek control of our bodies. As Paul says twice in Romans 7 about his own sin, "It is no longer I (the real, born again person) but sin which lies in me."

    The solution to winning the battle is to stay full of the Spirit or the Word, which has the same favorable results.

    Paul says in Galatians 5:16: "I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."

    Notice, Paul does not say we will not have the various lusts of the flesh, but we shall not fulfill them. Trying to combat these inner urges to sin in human resolve always fails. The Spirit brings victory to us who already have new, eternal life in Christ.
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This is a wonderful reminder of the state of grace in which the Christian lives, yet, of we choose to wallow in sin, it can thwart the life in the spirit. Once I understood the forgiveness and grace of Christ, I have enjoyed the new life He had given to me. Great truth based word.
Sending you my best today as always,
Sally :)


 Comment Written 26-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 27-Jan-2020
    Thank you, Sister Sally!

    Romans 7 shows us the inner struggle all believers have with our old nature which continues daily to seek control of our bodies. As Paul says twice in Romans 7 about his own sin, "It is no longer I (the real, born again person) but sin which lies in me."

    The solution to winning the battle is to stay full of the Spirit or the Word, which has the same favorable results.

    Paul says in Galatians 5:16: "I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."

    Notice, Paul does not say we will not have the various lusts of the flesh, but we shall not fulfill them. Trying to combat these inner urges to sin in human resolve always fails. The Spirit brings victory to us who already have new, eternal life in Christ.

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Hi Deniz, how often and how many Christians fail? Probably everyone of us many times. How do we stop that? We turn to God, and listen to his word and try to block out the bad thoughts. But, still we do fail again. My failure is to be able to forgive. I enjoyed reading your writing, and hope to be able to read more soon. You've given me a lot to think on. Bless you. :)) Sandra xx


 Comment Written 26-Jan-2020



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    Thank you Sandra.
    Romans 7 shows us the inner struggle all believers have with our old nature which continues daily to seek control of our bodies. As Paul says twice in Romans 7 about his own sin, "It is no longer I (the real, born again person) but sin which lies in me."

    The solution to winning the battle is to stay full of the Spirit or the Word, which has the same favorable results.

    Paul says in Galatians 5:16: "I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."

    Notice, Paul does not say we will not have the various lusts of the flesh, but we shall not fulfill them. Trying to combat these inner urges to sin in human resolve always fails. The Spirit brings victory to us who already have new, eternal life in Christ.

    God bless you my sister in Christ, Dennis
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While I liked the novelty your work offered and the varying schools of thought you presented, I have always personally felt that this particular things are only for God to decide. Everyone has ups and downs in life as a norm but eventually we all have to leave this world and go back to God. For Him to judge and reward us as He sees fit! We ourselves can only guess to whatever He is up to and not even get close. That at least is my opinion of things.


 Comment Written 26-Jan-2020



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    Thank you for reviewing my work. I cannot agree with your suppositions however, since God has spoken to us clearly in the Bible.

    Whistling in the dark will never replace walking in the light of Christ.
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There is always this question floating in the air, how and why you should maintain the Christian status. Some are born Christian others become after hardship and because of we are human we are prone to mistakes. Thank you for sharing.


 Comment Written 25-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 27-Jan-2020
    Thank you for reviewing my work. I would suggest to however, there is no worthwhile question unanswered in God's Word. How could the created ever stump the Creator?
    And since Jesus said in John 3, "You must be born again" it stands to reason no one is born a Christian.
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Great and informative writing! It truly explains faith in Christianity, and how people can fall in and out of faith. God bless you for helping others understand the Christian faith and for continuing to help others draw near to God


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    Thank You, Jeffery, for your kind and encouraging words. God bless you, Dennis
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