ETS Thought 011414 – 1 Peter 3:15 – Preparedness, Gentleness, Respect

1 Peter 3:15 provides the following instruction for believers in Christ. “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,”

Those words of the Apostle Peter are becoming more clear to me each day. As I have mentioned to bloggers, and others, believers in Jesus Christ need to be voices of truth and reason. The following information is being posted so that we can pray for the person who made a comment on my prior post, as listed below. My response follows the other blogger’s comment. Without sermonizing, let me ask you to read my post (122813). Then read the comments that were made, as stated below. Pray for the woman. If you respond to her, please do so with kindness in your words, which I know will be your course of action.

Pastor/Equipping The Saints
Ephesians 4:11-12

7 thoughts on “ETS Sermon 122813 – People In Need Of Being Born Again – December 28, 2013”

You’d hate my life and no appology for it. But you are taking your view of morality and infusing it to others. Not all share this exact definition. Nice view point and props for being brave enough to state your opinion on the matter. It always takes guts to draw that line in the sand. The god I know is pure love and loves us regaurdless our flaws and sins. Once you accept him you are saved period no exceptions and no loopholes. He will change what he doesn’t like if you accept him.
As for nudity it means nothing you were born nude, adam and eve were nude. Only because of sin did they come to believe nudity was bad. /shrug still props for your bravery. There are my thoughts on it
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Equipping The Saints says:
January 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm (Edit)
Please know that I do not hate you. To the contrary, I want the best for you in this life, and in an eternal life that can be made possible by your having an intimate relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. I have no ax to grind, other than the ax of truth. Please consider the following comments that I made to an attacker of me.

Pastor, Dr. Jack Graham recently spoke on the solution to lifestyle choices that are in conflict with God’s Holy Word. The solution is found in 1 Corinthians 6:11, “Such were some of you, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” Until Jesus saved us, we were all who “will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” (1 Cor 6:10). Our place was that which is written in Revelation 21:8, “…their part will be in the lake of fire that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” As a minister of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ, I can not give anyone permission to live a lifestyle that leads to that which is written in Revelation 21:15, “And if anyone’s name was not written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” I was lost. I needed Jesus to save me from my sins. I pray for all who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus to repent of their sins and to ask Him to be their Lord and Savior. I now have the assurance of that which is written in Revelation 21:1-7: I pray for all to have that same assurance. “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth ; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes ; and there will no longer be any death ; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain ; the first things have passed away.” 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7 “He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. ” Please let me finish with this thought, and scripture. If you, who are reading this blog, do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please know that He is seeking a relationship with you. Carefully read Luke 19:10. It tells us what is being done to draw you to a saving relationship with Jesus. “10″For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” We were all lost until Jesus saved us. If you are not saved, Jesus is seeking you. Please accept His invitation,

For you, I will add the following verses of scripture. They are known to people who know Jesus as their Lord and Savior as “The Romans Road.” That is, they are verses of scripture that are written in the Book of Romans that show the way to salvation, an eternal life. Please read them carefully and pray for God’s Holy Spirit to lead you to a saving faith in Jesus.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord .(Romans 6:23)
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8)
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

As a minister of the Gospel of Christ, I can not give permission to anyone to live a lifestyle that is in conflict with the teachings of Jesus. As I have discovered from the bloggers that communicate with me, whether they are Christians or not, they have always been very kind. For the ones who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, I pray that they will respond to His call. Still, I will always treat everyone with proper respect. For Christian bloggers, we have a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus around the world, with the number of potential contacts being vastly unknown. As believers In Jesus, we need to be voices of reason, yet still sharing our belief that Jesus is the way of Salvation.

Author: Eternity

Things are discussed in this website that relate to God's creation, from "eternity to eternity," and all that is addressed within those parameters. Consider Isaiah 43:13, "Even from eternity I am He, And there is no one who can rescue from My hand; I act, and who can reverse it?” The Moody Study Bible adds a comment: "God is the ruler of all, and there is nothing that can stand against Him. His will is irresistible. The Bible Knowledge Commentary adds this thought: "No one can reverse what God puts into action or thwart His plans." The articles that are found in this site may relate to anything that is found in the Bible, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22.21, as well as anything that may relate to the Bible.

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