When a discussion is banned, it will simply move somewhere else.
Speaking of banning, my own biological mother has tried to ban me from spreading Christian Universalism, both online and in-person
I agree my friend. The human heart is truly always evil. Our "good works" are never truly good. That's why we must have faith in Christ who is good. A truly good gift! <3 Ephiesians 2:8
Amen, all men will truly come to repentance, as God desires. The Lord desires all creation to submit to Him by faith alone. He desires all people to repent, meaning to recognize their sins, in order for them to recognize the one true Savior, Christ!
It truly is awesome news :D
Christ's blessings to you too my friend! I appreciate your message, it cheered me up because of what happened today as I will describe in my next post
My own biological mother threw a Bible verse I had written into the garbage. I was crying when I was talking to her today. She does not believe in Christian Universalism. My own biological father does not believe in Christian Universalism either.
At my desk, she saw me peacefully writing a Bible verse by myself. She got upset. She called me “crazy”, “weird”, “not normal” because I spread these papers in public. She is against me talking to people online about this too, like on Discord. She says she does not want to be friends with a person who writes Bible verses like I do. She commands me to stop evangelizing; I will not stop.
She called it a waste of time, over and over again. She says other people have their own religious beliefs, so I should not interfere. She says this should be kept inside only church buildings.
But how will those outside these buildings hear this good news? That person she mentioned, on Discord, became converted to Christian Universalism because I talked with them. So, it’s not a waste. Those dozens of papers I wrote, well, my mother read one, so it was not a waste. And my younger sister became a Christian Universalist too.
So, I showed her this verse, which I show to you too my friends :)
```Psalm 105:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (ESV). ```
When people online insult me, it hurts. When my own mother insults me, it hurts even more.
Even still, I still love her. Please Father, forgive her.
I agree, those who do evil will surely suffer the consequences for their sin, as they have death on them. And the Lord indeed casts judgment. But as James 2:13 tells us "Mercy triumphs over judgment". Thus, only faith alone in Christ saves us. 1 Cor 6:20 tells us of the good works that follow faith alone salvation. They are not a requirement for salvation, rather they eventually come as a result following salvation by faith alone. And indeed, the Lord devours with fire, He is the consumming fire, Hebrews 12:29, but it is for the purpose of purification, like through the furnace of affliction, Isaih 48:10, a fire that does not permanently destroy and that does not permanently torture. God bless Crisen my friend :D
Why is this good news? If everyone is saved then why even bother 'getting saved'? I mean...yes serving God is enjoyable/good and we are rewarded for it but if everyone goes why would I end my life of pleasurable sin APART from God when I know that when I die I will be in paradise?
"Hey friend! hear the good news! God loves you! Accept Chris as Lord, believe, and be with Him in Paradise forever...or just ignore what I'm saying because you're going there anyway!" Not trying to mock you.
Hi my friend.
One must "get saved" in order to go to Heaven. Everyone will experience "getting saved" and thus go to Heaven.
Sin is not pleasurable though, that's why it's good to stop sinning, as all sin is death, lawlessness, wickedness, etc. It ultimately harms the person and other people. The reason to stop sinning is not to be saved, as we are saved by faith alone, but rather, simply because it is good. It comes as a result of salvation, those good works.
No worries, I don't see it as mocking. I like to keep it real. Truth is, God decides when a person realizes the truth. That's why God hardened the Pharaoh's heart Exodus 9:12, God made it so the Pharaoah would not listen.
God also makes other people not listen. So there may be certain times where, someone's not listening because God is making them not listen. Just like how it's by the grace of God we are saved, it's also by His grace when we are saved.
Still, I like evangelizing. Because the Lord can use that to save others. When talking to someone, I tell them the truth. If they are saved at that moment, then it is God's will. If not, then later, it is God's will. It's sorta similar to like... why does God prophesize to people who He knows won't listen at that time? Why did God send Israel prophets knowing they would not listen?
2 Chronicles 24:19 Yet he sent prophets among them to bring them back to the Lord. These testified against them, but they would not pay attention. (ESV)
Christian Universalism is a prophecy, a prediction of a future event. God bless Jn1.Chris! :D
1) the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose = God's will to save everyone 1 Timothy 2:3-6
2) a prediction of something to come = When everyone is a believer in Christ 1 Corinthians 15:22-28
Romans 5:19 for as through the disobedience of the one man, the many were constituted sinners: so also through the obedience of the one, shall the many be constituted righteous. (YLT).
The many πολλοί (polloi) Strong's 4183 who are sinners is the exact same Greek word as the many πολλοί (polloi) Strong's 4183: who are made righteous. Now, how many people will become believers in Christ? All who do not believe. How many will become reconciled with God? All who are not yet reconciled. In the past, we were all not believers in Christ and were not reconciled, just as we were made righteous, so too will the rest of all sinners, all humans, by faith in Christ.
Thanks for your kind words my friend, I feel comforted by your support :D. The reason I stay in this house is to protect my younger sister, who is also a Christian Universalist. I pray that those in this Discord server are helped through their own struggles too. <3
Ah yeah, I usually post in here. It’s like my dailies lol. The months go by quick, relatively. Time dilation. So, to an outsider, they may see me as being here for a while, but for me, it’s only been a short time. Still though, I’m grateful this safe space exists, my friends. God bless :)
```Romans 8:30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. ``` (NASB)
“If God predestined everyone to be saved by becoming believers in Christ, why are there still so many people who do not believe in Christ?”
The fact that there are people who are not believers in Christ means that His predestination for all creation remains true. When a farmer picks apple, not all are red right away. Those which were red first were called the “firstfruits” ἀπαρχὴ (aparchē) 1 Corinthians 15:23.
He predestined προώρισεν (proōrisen) Strong's 4309: To foreordain, predetermine, mark out beforehand.
Yes, God has predetermined the event of “Everyone As Believers in Christ” in advance. But He has also predetermined the events of “1% of the World Are Believers in Christ”, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%. It’s like a loading screen. It does not fill up right away, yet eventually it will.
``` 1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed..``` (NRSV)
His wounds heal us. μώλωπι (mōlōpi) Strong's 3468: A bruise, stripe, left on the body by scourging. Many people are bruised… they look at life and wonder if happiness is even possible, in a world filled with so much suffering. Yet, Christ suffered for our sins, in order to free us. There is permanent freedom awaiting us all, healing ἰάθητε (iathēte) Strong's 2390, by faith alone in Him, God.
Jesus Christ's preaching was universal, amigo de christo my friend. Who does God desire to save? All people!
1 Timothy 2:3-6: "This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Do you wish to go against God's desire to have all people saved my friend? Because Jesus Christ teaches that all people will believe in Him hence all people will become believers in Christ hence all people will be saved from sin.
All the elect, the people of His choice Heb 2:17
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Not the workers of iniquity Matt 7:23
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.[/quote]
Who are peole that God does not know? God, who loves all people, therefore desires to know all people, even those who He never knew. This is the fullfilment of knowledge. An absence of knowing in the present state does not mean that there will be an absence of knowing in the future state. Matt 7:23
And who will be reconciled from sin, Heb 2:17? All people with sin. All humans on Earth have sin, only God, Jesus Christ, is good, without sin. This is the fulfillment of reconciliation. An absence of being saved in the present state does not mean that there will be an absence of being saved in the future state.
All gay people will be saved my friend, the Lord blesses them with love. I affirm the LGBTQ+ community, as the Bible teaches, homosexuality, as is with heterosexuality, is not a sin. 1 Cor 13:8 Love never fails
A good book from a fellow Christian Universalist about support for gay people: https://gayprejudice.com/GayPrejudice.pdf
What programming language? I've got my website in HTML lol. But I also know how to code in C#, Java (Visual Studio and NetBeans IDEs respectively)
``` Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. ```
To abolish [them], καταλῦσαι (katalysai) Strong's 2647: From kata and luo; to loosen down, i.e. to demolish; The Lord desires to save all people. 1 Timothy 2:3-6. Will He abolish His own desire? No, just as He does not abolish the law. God’s plan is to save everybody from sin. Ephesians 1:10. Will He demolish His own plan? No, just as He does not demolish the prophets.
From this, we conclude that the Lord does not abolish nor demolish anyone permanently No. Therefore, all will believe in Him, Christ, for His desire and plan to be fulfilled, πληρῶσαι (plērōsai) Strong's 4137:, finish
True my friend WhiteWings lol
Found an old Discord experience from a few months ago. This one was funny. Because I changed my name to be my website, I was kicked off a Discord server, even though I did not say anything at all there
[Feb 4th 2020 start, from a paper I found I had written down when cleaning stuff in the basement]
I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecclesiastes.
[Feb 4th 2020 end]
Amen ShanaBrown, thanks for the amazing early Christian quotes! Feeling hot out here up in Canada too. They had fireworks for Canada Day, I showed a video of some of these drone light shows they have to a friend of mine at church.
Went out with my family later. This morning though, my mother and sister were trying to stop me from evangelizing Christian Universalism (Ironic since my sister is a Christian Universalist) by handing out my handwritten Bible verses to people in public. They have been my close friends for so many years, I still love them, but even if I am completely alone, I will still have Christ.
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I'm learning Python.
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Ayyy nice. One of my friends from a while back could code in Python, I've heard it can be convenient for making programs. With Java/CSS, my issue is, it can be trickier to convert them into applications like .exe. Like, when you run it on a different computer, you need the right Java packages installed, or the right version of the C++ Redistributable
Now my mother, a Christian, and my younger sister, a Christian Universalist, are both against me spreading the good news of Christian Universalism by handing out my handwritten Bible verses to people in public. They have been my close friends for so many years, I still love them, but even if I am completely alone, I will still have Christ.
Though my earthly father is not a Christian Universalist, he is still a Christian, like my mother, he supports my soulwinning, so I felt his support here much more than those two.
I wept so much when gently talking to my mother and sister today that I continued crying inside our house, outside, in the car ride to church, and throughout the physical church meeting while singing to worship music.
There, they showed this verse
```Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NKJV) ```
treasure θησαυρός (thēsauros)
Strong's 2344: A store-house for precious things;
Jesus is precious. My mother and sister are precious to me. Are we not all precious to Him as well? Therefore, He will store us in His Father’s House. He will never completely lose us. All will have faith in Christ to be permanently saved thus.
[July 3 2023 Around Lunch]
My mother is actively trying to stop me from spreading the Gospel of Christ, that He will save all.