Sunday, October 21, 2012

Savior is Here

    Today was awesome!  I really want to grow closer to God and when I went to youth group tonight He really touched my heart!  We had a special prayer time and I really wanted God to show me that he was there!  He really touched me when we started singing a song.  I don't remember what the song was called but it said something about have God all around us and being closer to him.  I started to cry and I was so happy!  It was truly amazing!  I am so thankful that my youth group is so good at bringing people closer and closer to God!  I hope all of my friends feel what I felt tonight!  Thank you youth!!!
    God loves you, me and everyone and he wants us to love him back!  Tonight I felt like I was extremely loved by God so I think these verses will relate a little:
1 Corinthians 13:
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


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  1. FAITH ALONE? BY STEVE FINNELL
    Does God teach that men are saved by faith alone? Does being saved by faith mean that men do not have to obey God's requirements for salvation? No, it does not. There is no Scripture that states that under the new covenant men will be saved by "faith alone". God requires obedience to His requirements for salvation.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION
    1. Faith: John 3:16, Galatians 3:26-27, John 8:24, Mark 16:16
    2. Repentance: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, Luke 24:47
    3. Confession: Romans 10:9, Acts 8:35-38
    4. Immersion in water: Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, Ephesians 5:25-27, 1 Peter 3:21, Colossians 2:12-13, Galatians 3:26-27, Romans 3:3-7

    Faith is in effect only after obedience.
    1. Naaman's leprosy was cured only after obedience. (2 Kings 5:1-13). Naaman's leprosy was not cured by "faith only".

    2. The passover happened only after obedience. (Exodus 12:1-13). The first born were not saved from death by "faith only".

    3. The people of Israel were not saved from death by serpents by "faith only". They needed to obey God's command. (Numbers 21:6-9).

    4. Noah and his family were not saved by "faith only". They were saved after Noah obeyed God and built the ark.(Genesis 6:7-22, 1 Peter 3:20)

    There is not one verse of Scripture where God say believers in Jesus will be saved by "faith only". There is not one verse that says water baptism is not essential in order to be saved.

    It takes a master of deceit to convince men that immersion in water [that being baptism] is not a requirement for salvation.

    God requires obedience to His terms for pardon.

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