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    07 Jul '07 12:40
    Today is 07/07/07 and my birthday is also today and I'm 77.
    As we know 7 is considered to be a lucky number. God also uses 7 numerous
    time in the Bible. To commemorate this date which only happens
    once each century is a poem about Heaven as follows:

    A Glimpse At Heaven

    Be dismayed not--a better world is approaching.
    After Armageddon--perfect peace and justice reigns.
    No more will there be pain and suffering.
    Poverty and violence will be unknown.
    Tremendous joy will be the norm.

    An enchanting and wonderful kingdom will be our abode.
    Love for one another will be the rule.
    Harmony among the races will prevail.
    Like Jesus our Messiah, glorified--immortal bodies we will possess.
    Free of sin we will be--no sin enters Heaven.

    What a spectacular sight--this Heavenly Kingdom!
    Buildings and streets made of pure gold.
    High walls and foundations composed of gems of all kinds.
    Pollution free rivers shine like crystal.
    Grass so richly green--bright colored flowers abound.

    Doubt not--biblical prophecy is never wrong.
    To enter God’s Heavenly Kingdom--one must qualify.
    With sincerity have faith only in Jesus the Messiah--
    the gift of Salvation you will receive.
    Don’t lose out--make sure you are Heaven bound.

    (c) Jim Colton


    John14:6; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 10:9, 10, 13; 1 Corinthians 15:42-50

    Note: Anyone can receive God’s gift of salvation and go to Heaven when one dies by
    sincerely trusting only in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and repent of one’s sins.
  2. Standard memberNemesio
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    07 Jul '07 13:11
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    Note: Anyone can receive God’s gift of salvation and go to Heaven when one dies by
    sincerely trusting only in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and repent of one’s sins.
    What if I've already blasphemed the Holy Spirit?

    Nemesio
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    07 Jul '07 13:19
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    Today is 07/07/07 and my birthday is also today and I'm 77.
    As we know 7 is considered to be a lucky number. God also uses 7 numerous
    time in the Bible. To commemorate this date which only happens
    once each century is a poem about Heaven as follows:

    A Glimpse At Heaven

    Be dismayed not--a better world is approaching.
    After Armageddon--perf ...[text shortened]...
    sincerely trusting only in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and repent of one’s sins.
    Happy birthday and God bless you John. That is a wonderful poem.
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    07 Jul '07 13:27
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    What if I've already blasphemed the Holy Spirit?

    Nemesio
    You probably won't believe me, but one cannot commit a sin, in this, the dispensation of the grace of God, that cannot be forgiven.

    "Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."
  5. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    07 Jul '07 13:46
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    Today is 07/07/07 and my birthday is also today and I'm 77.
    As we know 7 is considered to be a lucky number. God also uses 7 numerous
    time in the Bible. To commemorate this date which only happens
    once each century is a poem about Heaven as follows:

    A Glimpse At Heaven

    Be dismayed not--a better world is approaching.
    After Armageddon--perf ...[text shortened]...
    sincerely trusting only in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and repent of one’s sins.
    Damn, I should have seen the signs, Armageddon is upon us already!? I've been working off the Mayan calendar all this time... hang on, I've consulted some chicken entrails and I'm going to hold out for 07/07/7777 as being the end of the world. Phhewww, that's a relief. Still, we better get ready for it, confess your sins and make sure you pack a clean pair of shorts.
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    07 Jul '07 13:48
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Damn, I should have seen the signs, Armageddon is upon us already!? I've been working off the Mayan calendar all this time... hang on, I've consulted some chicken entrails and I'm going to hold out for 07/07/7777 as being the end of the world. Phhewww, that's a relief. Still, we better get ready for it, confess your sins and make sure you pack a clean pair of shorts.
    Don't forget your tooth brush!
  7. Donationrwingett
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    07 Jul '07 15:02
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    Today is 07/07/07 and my birthday is also today and I'm 77.
    As we know 7 is considered to be a lucky number. God also uses 7 numerous
    time in the Bible. To commemorate this date which only happens
    once each century is a poem about Heaven as follows:

    A Glimpse At Heaven

    Be dismayed not--a better world is approaching.
    After Armageddon--perf ...[text shortened]...
    sincerely trusting only in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and repent of one’s sins.
    Imagine there's no Heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace

    You may say that I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world

    You may say that I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will live as one

    --John Lennon

    Let us compare and contrast these two sets of lyrics. How are they the same, and how are they different?
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    07 Jul '07 17:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Imagine there's no Heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace

    You may say that I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll j ...[text shortened]... contrast these two sets of lyrics. How are they the same, and how are they different?
    The one was written by a dreamer. The other wasn't.
  9. Standard memberNemesio
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    07 Jul '07 18:26
    Originally posted by josephw
    You probably won't believe me, but one cannot commit a sin, in this, the dispensation of the grace of God, that cannot be forgiven.
    St Mark 3:28-29 (NRSV)
    Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but
    whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of
    an eternal sin.


    Nemesio
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    07 Jul '07 18:40
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    Note: Anyone can receive God’s gift of salvation and go to Heaven when one dies by sincerely trusting only in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and repent of one’s sins.
    Christ said you have to do a lot more than that to get salvation.
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    07 Jul '07 20:51
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    St Mark 3:28-29 (NRSV)
    Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but
    whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit [b]can never have forgiveness
    , but is guilty of
    an eternal sin.


    Nemesio[/b]
    Do you really want to get into this? Here's a clue as to why it is that one cannot commit that sin. It is because we live in the "dispensation of the grace of God". That's as much as I'm going to say about it at this time until I hear what you have to say about that.
    If we go too fast it will only get muddled.
  12. Standard memberNemesio
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    07 Jul '07 21:02
    Originally posted by josephw
    Do you really want to get into this? Here's a clue as to why it is that one cannot commit that sin. It is because we live in the "dispensation of the grace of God". That's as much as I'm going to say about it at this time until I hear what you have to say about that.
    If we go too fast it will only get muddled.
    Who is 'we?' Is the referent 'Christians' or is the referent 'all people?'

    Nemesio
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    07 Jul '07 21:091 edit
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    Who is 'we?' Is the referent 'Christians' or is the referent 'all people?'

    Nemesio
    The human race. Actually the whole of creation. But since God's grace is being extended to sinners, I guess that means mankind.


    I gotta go lay more tile. Be back latter.
  14. Standard memberNemesio
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    07 Jul '07 21:21
    Originally posted by josephw
    The human race. Actually the whole of creation. But since God's grace is being extended to sinners, I guess that means mankind.

    Why would Jesus warn the people listening to Him about a sin that cannot be committed?
  15. Donationrwingett
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    07 Jul '07 21:58
    Originally posted by josephw
    The one was written by a dreamer. The other wasn't.
    They're both striving for a world of peace and justice where there is no poverty or suffering. But one thinks you can sit back and pray for god to deliver it into your lap in some distant future, while the other recognizes that we have to build it ourselves in the here and now.
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