Is 1 John - 3 John a good one? What else can you recommend.
(2 Corinthians 11:12-15) . . .Now what I am doing I will still do, that I may cut off the pretext from those who are wanting a pretext for being found equal to us in the office of which they boast. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works.
1 Tim. 4:1: “The inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons.”
2 Thess. 2:3: “Let no one seduce you in any manner, because [the day of Jehovah] will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.”
Acts 20:30: “From among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.”
2 Pet. 2:1, 3: “There will also be false teachers among you. These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects and will disown even the owner that bought them . . . Also, with covetousness they will exploit you with counterfeit words.”
Luke 6:46: “Why, then, do you call me ‘Lord! Lord!’ but do not do the things I say?”
Jude 8, 11: “These men, too, indulging in dreams, are defiling the flesh and disregarding lordship and speaking abusively of glorious ones. Too bad for them, because they . . . have perished in the rebellious talk of Korah!” see also Num. 16:1-3, 11, 19-21 - Korah
Matt. 24:45-51: “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? . . . But if ever that evil slave should say in his heart, ‘My master is delaying,’ and should start to beat his fellow slaves and should eat and drink with the confirmed drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know, and will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his part with the hypocrites.” ***Not only do they abandon the true faith but they then “beat” their former associates, using public criticism and other methods to hinder their work; the efforts of such apostates are devoted to tearing down, not building up
2 Tim. 2:16-18: “Shun empty speeches that violate what is holy; for they will advance to more and more ungodliness, and their word will spread like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of that number. These very men have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already occurred; and they are subverting the faith of some.”
Would faithful Christians welcome apostates into their presence, either personally or by reading their literature?
2 John 9, 10: “Everyone that pushes ahead and does not remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God. . . . If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, never receive him into your homes or say a greeting to him.”
Rom. 16:17, 18: “I exhort you, brothers, to keep your eye on those who cause divisions and occasions for stumbling contrary to the teaching that you have learned, and avoid them. . . . By smooth talk and complimentary speech they seduce the hearts of guileless ones
How serious is apostasy?
2 Pet. 2:1: “These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects and will disown even the owner that bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.”
Job 13:16: “Before him [God] no apostate will come in.”
Heb. 6:4-6: “It is impossible as regards those who have once for all been enlightened, and who have tasted the heavenly free gift, and who have become partakers of holy spirit, and who have tasted the fine word of God and powers of the coming system of things, but who have fallen away [“if they then commit apostasy,” RS], to revive them again to repentance, because they impale the Son of God afresh for themselves and expose him to public shame.”
Weeds and Wheat
(Matthew 13:24-30) “The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man that sowed fine seed in his field. 25 While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat, and left. 26 When the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds appeared also. 27 So the slaves of the householder came up and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it come to have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ They said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29 He said, ‘No; that by no chance, while collecting the weeds, YOU uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the harvest season I will tell the reapers, First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up, then go to gathering the wheat into my storehouse.’”
Example: What does my dream mean?
I had a dream that I was at a family function (it was my in-laws), I was drinking alcohol and I walked to the front of the house and as I was walking past the house and turn/realized that on the side of the house there was a one year old baby who was playing by the shopping cart, it felt like he wanted me to see him, so then he ran to the back of the house and jumped in the pool and was drowning so then I jumped in and saved him. When we got out of the pool he was so relieved and as we were walking away from the pool I looked back and saw a woman who was sitting on top of the water, when she looked at me she got up and walked away, she looked depressed.
*I do have a 4 year old son, could it be him that's trying to tell me to pay more attention to him or what?
Please help :) Thanks so much! :)
Example: What does my dream mean?
i have had dreams about me and my boy, and he will yell at me or be a jerk, i don't really understand wht it meas..please help
Ok so, when I toke a long nap today, I had the weirdest dream. I dreamt that I was with my neighbours 8 year-old daughter and I remember I being with her in her bedroom. She had just bought new packages of candy in plastic containers that those "candy necklaces" come in, but I'm not sure if the candy was of that sort. (I remember she had lots of packages full of candy.) I told her it would be fine if we snuck out of her house with the candy without her mom knowing. So we did so and then somehow we ended up in this random room that had a big flat-screen TV and a couch. The room wasn't very big, it was rectangle shaped, and I think it had a closet next to a the door on the left. In that room, we decided to secretly eat the candy and hang out. I remember we only toke out a couple packages of candy and we left the rest hidden in a small pink birthday bag lying on the right side of a coffee table. Then this is where is gets weird; my Moms friends adult son came in and caught us eating the candy. He almost got made at us for it and he warned us that it was a bad idea, but he let us off the hook because he only saw the very few that were out of the bag. I kept my eye on the pink birthday bag with the rest of the candy packages in it because he was standing right next to it and I thought I could've gotten in trouble any second if he looked inside the bag because I remember him glancing at it at least 3 times and looking around the room. I was so worried of getting caught because I knew the blame would be put on me if we got caught with ALL the candy packages. After he left the room, then her mom came in and caught us eating the candy. I remember her giving me a dirty look and was mad at me for teaching her daughter to be rebellious. I felt so guilty that I felt like I had to escape the room, so I went back to my house. When I arrived at my house, my Mom, my Dad, his friend, my brother, and my sister were all there. (Which is weird because my Mom and Dad are divorced.) I remember my dad, his friend, my brother, and my sister where all downstairs in my brothers bedroom (which is located in my basement) doing something on their laptops while my mom was upstairs. I felt left out, so I asked if I could borrow a laptop to go on. They handed me a laptop, and I used it. I remember while using it I pressing a key on the keyboard for too long and it popped off. Then I was just adjusting the computer on my lap and when I held the screen to the laptop it bent and cracked. (yes, it bent and cracked.) I was confused because I didn't do it out of anger or anything. It just happened. So I got nervous, and I was afraid that my dad, Dave (my dads close friend) would see what I did and get mad at me and think I did it out of anger or carelessness so I ran upstairs where my mom was. This is when I woke up. Does anybody know what this dream could mean? Could it possibly relate to real life events, feelings, or issues? I tried to figure out what this dream meant all day, I'm not so sure.
So I know for a fact I was not thinking about her before sleep but when I fell asleep I saw this girl I use to like but not anymore I haven't even talked to her in a long time because she has a boyfriend and about 1 year or more ago my "being an asshole" got the better of me and I started flirting with her and she got pissed and blew up at me. I tried to apologize she doesn't reply. Anyway had this dream that we were all taking some kind of actors test, I don't know if she likes acting or anything I know I do. Later in the dream I was hanging out at her house and it turned into drama her boyfriend came in to my dream and he walked in her house (I never seen this house b4) and he yelled something I saw him go after her and her mom and dad hit him and he just dissapeared the girl got up and said he's an asshole and I was stunned I didn't know what to do.. I woke up and it just stuck in my head. What does it mean that she was there in my dream in the first place?
Im a junior in high school. I've played football for 9 years and have always been very good. This is my second year on varsity and I've been getting recognition from colleges for possible scholarships. But the truth is I've gotten tired of playing football and am considering quitting. I just don't have a passion for the sport anymore. Problem is my Dad makes me feel guilty and if I quit football the private school I go to will cut my financial aid in half forcing me to get a job to pay the rest of tuition. Any suggestions on what to do?
Kneel down ye sinners, to
Greed's been crowned the new King
Hollywood dream teens
Yesterday's trash queens
Save the blessings for the final ring--AMEN
I carry my crucifix
Under my deathlist
Forward my mail to me in hell
Liars and the martyrs
Lost faith in The Father
Long lost in the wishing well
So fast to kill
Thy kingdom come on the wild side
Who ain't in heaven
Be thy name on the wild side
Mother may I
Pray for us on the wild side
Wild side, Wild side
Is this song anti-religious? I don't really understand what some of the verses mean. The song is basicially a rip off of the lord's prayer.
is this what adult will expect worse?
Example: Am I a prophet?
I had a dream that I and my family were in midst’s of darkness, and then I saw an iron rod by a river leading to a white tree called the Tree of Life. I partook of the fruit on the tree, and my heart was filled with joy. I saw my family still confused in the midst’s of darkness, and beckoned them to hold to the rod and follow it to the tree. All of my family did except two of my sons. Who were rebellious and went to the great and spacious building by the tree. On this building a bunch of people were partying, and making fun of the people who were at the tree, but we remained indifferent. Then the building collapsed.
I woke up trembling.