Is there a true Church in this world today?

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  1. Etu Malku

    Etu Malku Mercur├Žn

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    I prefer to call it "Freedom of Will", meaning that One is Free from the Will of another, and not living the desires and Wills of anyone else other than them Self.

    When you are under the Will of the Abrahamic god, you are not following your own Will, but rather you follow His.

    Right Hand Path of god: Thy Will Be Done
    Left Hand Path of Self: My Will Be Done
     
  2. Etu Malku

    Etu Malku Mercur├Žn

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    Are you addressing Me?

    Everything? No, of course not.
     
  3. JakeH

    JakeH New Member

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    Etu,
    I actually looked up your belief system and found it quite interesting. As I am quite familiar with the Gnostic tradition (and ultimately moved beyond it), I fully understand the allegorical nature of biblical stories. I will add this food for thought....did you know that the tales of Adam/Eve and Lucifer/fallen angels are just different allegories of the same story...the separation from our origin?
    Laus Deo,
    Jake
     
  4. calvaryoakville

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    Yes! It's within me. :D

    Calvary Fellowship Oakville
     
  5. fadded blue jeans

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    The members of this one church are all those who are the "sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:26).

    The church, consists only of believers, whom God accepts as holy for the sake of Jesus' righteousness, which has been credited to them (2 Corinthians 5:21)

    it is not an external, visible organization. Because "man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7), only the Lord knows "those who are his" (2 Timothy 2:19).



    your welcome to read the whole thing not just excerts :)

    VII. CHURCH AND MINISTRY | Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)
     
  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    exactly....the only one and true christian church today is the one "I" go to!!

    (says each member of the over 40,000 denominations)
     
  7. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    No, mine is! The Holy Church of the Blessed Hagia Sofia!
     
  8. Arif Ghamiq

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    The Arabic word Allah - ALLH (Alif Lam Lam Ha) corresponds to the Hebrew word Eloah - ALH (Aleph Lamed Het), both are Semitic words for "God". The plural form of Eloah - ALH is Elohim, used in the creation story of Genesis & other places in the Old Testament. There is no linguistic connection between the words Allah and Lucifer.
     
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    BTW Arabic speaking Christians refer to "God" as "Allah"
     
  10. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    Aww, I miss IowaGuy.


    And thanks Arif, I never considered that.
     
  11. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    And I was going to say I thought everyone was aware of that!?!?!?!
     
  12. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    There's always someone!
     

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