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Is Anyone Here Born In The Righteousness Of God? [Spirituality & Religion]

I sure wasn't.

Ephesians 2:1-10

1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
LadyGrace · Best Comment
OH NO!!!! I SURE WASN'T! By the grace of God, only, am I going to heaven!! Oh I cannot thank Him enough. Grace is the best gift in the whole universe!!
GodSpeed63 · 61-69, M
[@417971,LadyGrace] [quote]No I'm better then God[/quote]

Amen, sister, amen.

rckt148 · 61-69, M
Christ has removed the sin brought on us all by Adam ,,
But as we live in the flesh before knowing of Christ ,,we sin
But once we come to a place of accountability ,we know right from wrong
Christ requires us to be born again ,,John 3:3
Nicodemus knew Him ,sought Him out to learn from Him
acknowledged He has to be from God because of the miracles He preformed
Yet Christ explained ,,I can tell you things going on here on earth that you won't understand ,,unless you are born again ,how could you imagine to understand if I told you about things going on in heaven ?

Born Again is the Holy Spirit indwelling in His ,He lives in us
The Holy Spirit also helps us understand spiritual things
Many study the word of God like the Pharisees and Sadducee ,but they couldn't understand it ,,and Christ told the people "Unless you're righteousness surpasses the righteousness of these ,you will not see heaven "

Spiritual things have to be spiritually discerned ,,it is impossible for a carnal mind to know the ways of God ,

1 Corinthians 2:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters].

As Paul hopped the Babes in Christ he instructed would move on to the higher calling of God ,,they chose to be happy with milk ,and he rebuked them for it
Can a babe actually "take unto you the whole armor of God "
Use the word as a sword if they don't even understand it ?

Hebrews 5:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of God’s word [from the beginning], and you have come to be continually in need of milk, not solid food.

13 For [b]everyone who lives on milk is [doctrinally inexperienced[/b] and] [b]unskilled in the word of righteousness[/b],
[quote] since he is a spiritual infant.[/quote] [b]14 But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.[/b]

I am corrected (or they attempt to correct me )
We live under Grace ,,they don't even understand the meaning of Grace

We are shown mercy ,until we come to know what is required of us

Then after we know the true meaning of sin ,and what God is asking us to do
Then if we continue to sin ,,we are not born again ,
and the sacrifice is no longer for you ,,

Hebrews 10:26-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Christ or Judgment
26 For if we go on willfully and deliberately sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice [to atone] for our sins [that is, no further offering to anticipate], 27 but a kind of awful and terrifying expectation of [divine] judgment and the fury of a fire and burning wrath which will consume the adversaries [those who put themselves in opposition to God]. 28 Anyone who has ignored and set aside the Law of Moses is put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much greater punishment do you think he will deserve who has rejected and trampled under foot the Son of God, and has considered unclean and common the blood of the covenant that [a]sanctified him, and has insulted the Spirit of grace [who imparts the unmerited favor and blessing of God]? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the deliverance of justice rest with Me], I will repay [the wrongdoer].” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful and terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God [incurring His judgment and wrath].

The law of Moses was ratified at the cross ,the book of law handwritten by Moses ,placed outside the ark of the covenant is no longer against us
(It was placed there as a testament against the nation of Israel,God came to them and they knew Him not ,so the Gospel then went to the Gentile as well )

We are the righteousness of God if we are buried in Christ (Born Again )
But as He walked ,doing all the Father asked of Him ,,we are to do the same
And that means keeping the faith in Christ unto salvation ,
and keeping the commandments of God
That shows we know what is required ,,not works to earn salvation

1 John 2:3-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 And this is how we know [daily, by experience] that we have come to know Him [to understand Him and be more deeply acquainted with Him]: if we habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings).[b] 4 Whoever says, “I have come to know Him,” but does not habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings), is a liar, and the truth [of the divine word] is not in him.[/b] 5 But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him:
GodSpeed63 · 61-69, M
[@9499,rckt148] Amen, brother, amen.
Silverwings · 61-69, F
It’s our trust in Jesus that imparts his righteousness into our born-again spirits that makes us in right standing with God. Those who don’t understand this righteousness, which comes from God as a gift, become frustrated trying to establish their own righteousness through good works (Rom. 10:3)
Silverwings · 61-69, F
[@830641,Gonegirlgonegirl] If we have met the Master , we no longer want to sin, there is a difference between loving sin and wanting to not sin, God judges the intents of our heart. Heb 4:12.
SW User
[@1312,Silverwings] I agree whole heartedly... Huge difference!! BUT make no mistake, Christians can and do fall into sin... and it is always ‘their’ choice to do so since ‘Whom the son sets free is free indeed”. And when we do, we MUST repent. “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12 Parable of the sower: 20 “But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful”..Matthew 13: 20-22 (To have the fruit of the spirit one must have the master). I do NOT believe sinning Christians are going to go to heaven without repenting. I do believe they can (are capable of) sin and do ...and they must repent as the spirit convicts their hearts!) None of us are perfect yet and make mistakes and err in the way ... but there is forgiveness.. 1john “But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ the righteous one” 1John 2:1 2Peter chapter 2 tells us this:
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are “again entangled” therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 1 Timothy 4:1
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” 1 Timothy 4:1 I do not believe in the once saved always saved doctrine... but I’m not here to argue over it. Sin will not enter in heaven. I personally believe far too many Christians here on this site believe they can live any way they want and just because they believe in Jesus they will saved. In my opinion, that’s the biggest lie the devil ever told the church...Jesus said,

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
Matthew 10:22, KJV


"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Matthew 24:13, KJV


"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Mark 13:13, KJV. There is some enduring that must be done... I KNOW that Salvation is the FREE gift of God and PLUS NOTHING to receive this precious blood’s atonement, but once forgiven, we must fight a good fight a good fight of faith as Paul spoke of himself doing. There are so many scriptures that show Christians have fallen into sin...✌🏻Yes, “there is a difference in loving sin and not wanting to sin”...Yes, God does judge the intents of the heart ... And thank God for that! The Bible also warns us of apostasy after being enlightened and tasting the good word of God....God bless!
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[@1312,Silverwings] James said in chapter 2. 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. And I assure you I know one can’t work their way to grace... one can’t buy it and only Jesus and his blood paid the price... but once receiving that grace we must obey HIM!
No one asked you to be the spiritual guide on SW.

Go help a homeless vet .
Work on a habitat for humanity project.
You are playing the role of a Pharisee here, it’s not a good look.
rckt148 · 61-69, M
[@8041,HistoriansFallacy] I am not posting to see my words on a screen
I got the notification you commented to my response 4 hours ago ,
that was my reply ,That I was done ,have no problem with you .
So apparently its you that just likes seeing his words ,,

(Typing and GOOD conversations does keep my mind off of my physical pain though so I don't mind typing ,but its not just to see my words on a screen ,
I prefer mature conversations with friends so that comment wasn't true either )

You could have stayed out of GodSpeed63's post and I would not even know who you are .
When you commented back to me ,then I was speaking to you .
The majority of my comments were to a lady I happen to respect but we do seem to knock heads about religion ,she was the one I made reference to about my responses being a waste of time ,we will never agree .

But thank you for the Holiday wish's ,same to you and your's
Happy New Year .
Read the string, note the November dates[@9499,rckt148]
rckt148 · 61-69, M
[@8041,HistoriansFallacy] I looked back and it was a comment I made in November that was recently liked ,and then you commented today it refers to permission to carrying on with you're mission ,which you said was to expose Hypocrisy ,
so I did look at the date ,it said you made the comment 6 hours ago to Silverwings and also to me .
Its all good ,as I said ,I am done
Daisy50 · 51-55, F
I came to Jesus as a teen
[@485257,Daisy50] Amen, sister!!
Silverwings · 61-69, F
Yea, Praise God, I am very greatful to be able to testify to this in the affirmative!!
GodSpeed63 · 61-69, M
[@1312,Silverwings] [quote]Yea, Praise God, I am very greatful to be able to testify to this in the affirmative!![/quote]

Amen, sister, amen.
purplepen · 46-50, F
Only when reborn.
SW User
[@658702,purplepen] Born again 👍🏻
saintsong · 36-40, F
I am born again as a living sacrifice offered up upon Jehovah’s alter. Sealed in the Holy Spirit to live in love and by faith! I responded to the call and offered myself as a living sacrifice I felt the Holy Spirit pour out upon me thus sealing me! Back on December 8th 2001!
GodSpeed63 · 61-69, M
[@355536,saintsong] [quote]I am born again as a living sacrifice offered up upon Jehovah’s alter. Sealed in the Holy Spirit to live in love and by faith! I responded to the call and offered myself as a living sacrifice I felt the Holy Spirit pour out upon me thus sealing me! Back on December 8th 2001![/quote]

Amen, sister, amen!!
Reverend · M
Not at all, more like in the sewer of sin and un-cleanness. Thanks be to God for Jesus, his bloodshed, death, burial, and resurrection. If not for his love, mercy and grace life would be meaningless and there would be no point in living.
Vgore0304 · 26-30, F
No I'm better then God
rckt148 · 61-69, M
[@917702,JBird] That is satans lie you bought hook line and sinker
God never forced you to do anything
and if you chose not to believe in Him but do no harm
You will only be as if you never were ,,you didn't want God or His kingdom
then He will grant you're wish ,,you don't have to be there
but if you believe the prince of this world and help him accuse and blame God because he fell ,,then you get punished for you're sin and you're sin alone
Christ came to remove the sin put on us all by Adam ,Christ paid the full price of the Law of Moses ,a covenant God made only with Israel
Since the Crucifixion of Christ (actually they were allowed 3 1/2 more years to repent ) the gospel then went to the Gentile as well
and now we all have access to the throne through Christ
Christ ministered to all from the foundation to the cross
and all who accepted Him ,He took back with Him
So all from the cross on have a clean slate
You are not held accountable for the sins of our fathers who rebelled against God ,we are only accountable for our own
So refuse him all you want ,that is you're Right ,He forces NO ONE
But if you lie against Him ,cause others to stumble
then it will be better for those in Sodom and Gomorrah then for you
You will meet God ,confess He is Lord ,,before He grants you're wish and makes you as if you were never born
Thats not a tyrant ,thats a loving God
He will not force Himself on you
Stop bashing Him or block me ,,I am not trying to force Him on you either
But He is My Father ,I will defend my family at any cost
On earth or in heaven
JBird · F
[@9499,rckt148] I believe if God doesn't exists, so doesnt Satan. Only evil and good are the ones created by humans themselves. No God or Satan is responsible for it. Yes, in the Bible, several times it's mentioned that God destroy people who don't surrender to him. That doesn't sound like a loving God to me and it's more like forcing people to worship him. I know that Christians are scared into the religion but telling them they won't make it to heaven after death if they are not Christians. Many people who don't worship God live as normally as those who does. Having religion doesn't make any advantages as I see. I left Christianity and I find that I am more peaceful than the times I get scared if I had done something that angers God like forgetting to pray.
rckt148 · 61-69, M
[@917702,JBird] if you were to study precept upon precept
know who he was speaking and why ,you would see God has never destroyed anyone He didn't warn
Israel 390 yrs to repent before He allowed them to be slaves
They had the prophets ,they refused to listen ,and even as slaves
the ones that obeyed God were exalted to positions as kings
A king that made a golden statue of himself and God made eat grass like an animal for 7 yrs added to the book of Daniel ,that by the way predicted things that didn't even happen until 1949 ,and a book I have that shows the prediction was a reprint of a book written in 1800's ,reprinted in 1921
and the Catholic church had no authority in England or Canada
but the event took place just as predicted right to the very year .
So you can't say they wrote the book to support an event
one that was actually given by Daniel 500 yrs before the birth of Christ that also told of the birth ,baptism of Christ ,his death ,the sacrifice ending and the gospel going to the Gentiles ,,pretty accurate for a man made book
But you also said God allowed incest ,and it was Christians that did it when there was no such thing at the time ,and God has cursed or punished anyone that was proven to be having incest in biblical stories ,they are shared as a warning ,,don't do this ,or this is what might happen to you ,,
If you are not going to take the time to actually know what you're talking about ,,maybe you should not be so quick to judge us who do
I have never been unkind to you ,,I just tell you when you're facts are wrong
I have good reason to believe as I have shared
but God has not told me to make you believe ,,He has just told me to share what I have seen ,and what I know of Him ,,and thats what I do
I am sorry if that offends you ,,that is never my intent
but you are the one who keeps knocking my healer and my Savior
and you're facts are passed on lies at best ,,you should get to know someone before you hate them so bad
You know of the Bible , its clear you have only read enough to determine if God is real ,He is bad ,,you should try reading it all
I only have a 9th grade education and it didn't take me very long
and then I twisted it for years too ,,until God said I had misrepresented Him long enough ,,and He took everything from me
So I wasn't to busy to study ,,and see it was satan that blinded me
and he is very real ,,,why would you hate the things of God so bad ?
thats just a war good and evil that makes you think you are exposing God as a tyrant or not real ..you will loose this one
men have been trying to suppress the Gospel for thousands of years
but the more of us they kill ,,the louder the message gets
Have a good one ,,I mean you no disrespect or harm
Just when someone is bashing my Father ,,you always seem to be in the crowd
saintsong · 36-40, F
I have the righteousness of God through my faith in Christ in me I live in love and by faith guided by the spirit! No condemnation in me yay!
SW User
Since the blood has been applied... blood bought and paid for.... I’m “redeemed by the blood of the lamb and the word of my testimony”...
Tres13 · 51-55, M
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ~ The Righteous Brothers[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOnYY9Mw2Fg]
Lostpoet · 31-35, M
🙋🏼‍♂️ I like God
I am good w/o god
GodSpeed63 · 61-69, M
[@763897,Harriet03] [quote]You continually quote from un sources!![/quote]

They're verified alright, you just don't want to believe that they're verified.
Harriet03 · 41-45, F
[@733370,GodSpeed63] Proof?
GodSpeed63 · 61-69, M
[@763897,Harriet03] [quote]Proof?[/quote]

You've already given it.
purplepen · 46-50, F
[@467787,DonaldTrumpet] Ummm...congratulations on getting acquitted, anyway. We won't raise heresy charges at this point.

 
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