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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There Is But ONE GOD The FATHER And But ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST



1 Corinthians 8:1-13 NIV






Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols








1Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 


3 But whoever loves GOD is Known By GOD.






4So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no GOD but ONE.” 5For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 


6 Yet for us There Is but ONE GOD, The FATHER, From WHOM all things came and For WHOM we live; and there is but ONE LORD, JESUS CHRIST, Through WHOM all things came and Through WHOM we live.






7But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. 8But food does not bring us near to GOD; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.


9Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.10For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? 11So this weak brother or sister, for whom CHRIST Died, is destroyed by your knowledge. 12When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against CHRIST. 






13Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.





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    Is believing that Jesus is the Son of God something man does or something God does for man?

    John 6:28-29 Then they said to Him, "What shall we we do, that we may work the works of God?" 29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent." (NKJV)

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    1 John 3:23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ....(NKJV)

    God commanded all to believe in Jesus Christ. God's commandments are voluntary. God does not force anyone to believe and be saved.

    John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (NKJV)

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    Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (NKJV)

    God does not force salvation on any person.



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