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Bring It On-Line: Church Membership

Would someone who believes in Jesus and still continues to sin also get into Heaven? Should the church membership vote on any major purchases the church makes? I have been addicted to a nasal decongestant for 7 years. I have prayed for ... Read Transcript


WELL, PAT

MENTIONED EARLIER THAT ONE

OF THE THINGS HE LOVES TO DO

IS TEACH, AND THAT'S WHY WE

LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WHAT SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS DO

YOU HAVE YOU WOULD LIKE TO

HAVE ANSWERED.

WE'RE GOING TO "BRING IT ON"

FOR A FEW MINUTES HERE.

PAT, THIS IS ANABEL, WHO

SAYS, "I KEEP HEARING THAT

JUST BELIEVING IN JESUS AND

ACCEPTING HIM AS OUR SAVIOR

IS ENOUGH TO GET US TO

HEAVEN.

DOES OUR BEHAVIOR ON EARTH

NOT MATTER, AS LONG AS WE

BELIEVE IN JESUS.

I'M TROUBLED WITH THIS.

I LOVE JESUS, AND TRY TO

LIVE MY LIFE AS JESUS

WOULD.

BUT WILL SOMEONE WHO

BELIEVES IN JESUS AND IS

STILL SINNING WHERE THEY DIE

ALSO GO TO HEAVEN?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

THIS, AND MARK IT DOWN

CAREFULLY.

IF WE ARE DEAD TO SIN, HOW

CAN WE LIVE ANY LONGER

THEREIN IF ANYBODY IS IN

CHRIST, HE IS A NEW

CREATION.

OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

BEHOLD, ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

THAT'S WHAT THE WHOLE

CONCEPT OF BEING BORN AGAIN

IS.

IT ISN'T JUST GO FOR IT.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS?

YEAH, I BELIEVE IN JESUS.

NO.

NO.

NO.

YOUR LIFE IS TRANSFORMED.

YOU DIED OF SIN, AND YOU ARE

MADE ALIVE TO GOD.

AND YOU THEREFORE LIVE FOR

HIM FROM THEN ON.

IF YOU SIN, OF COURSE, AND

WE ALL SIN, HE IS FAITHFUL

AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR

SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM

ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

BUT YOU CANNOT SAY YOU

BELONG TO GOD AND THEN YOU

LIVE FOR THE DEVIL.

I THINK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

MISTAUGHT TERRIBLY.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO COME UP

WITH TERRIBLE SURPRISES.

IF YOU REALLY, REALLY LOVE

SOMEBODY, YOU LIVE FOR

THEM.

YOU LIVE FOR THEM.

AND THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS,

AN EXCHANGED LIFE, WHERE WE

HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN.

AND THE OLD MAN DIES, AND

THE NEW MAN, MADE IN THE

IMAGE OF GOD, COMES ALIVE.

THAT'S WHAT SAYS YOU.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "RECENTLY MY

CHURCH BAUD A BUILDING

BOUGHT A BUILDING THAT HAD

BEEN FOR SALE NEXT TO THE

CHURCH.

THE MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT

CONSULTED AND IT WAS

ANNOUNCED AFTER IT WAS

DONE.

SHOULDN'T THE CHURCH

MEMBERSHIP HAVE HAD A CHANCE

TO DISCUSS THIS PURCHASE?"

Pat: I DON'T KNOW THE

ARTICLES AND BYLAWS OF YOUR

CHURCH.

IT MAY BE THAT THE DECISIONS

LIKE THIS ARE IN THE HANDS

OF THE BISHOP OR IN THE

HANDS OF THE EXECUTIVE

COMMITTEE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

ARTICLES SAY.

YOU DON'T NECESSARILY ASK

THE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP TO

VOTE ON EVERYTHING UNLESS

THAT IS THE WAY IT IS.

IF IT IS A BAPTIST CHURCH,

EVERYBODY HAS GOT A VOTE.

IF IT IS A METHODIST CHURCH,

MAYBE THE BISHOP HAS GOT TO

DECIDE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOURS

SAYS.

YES, IN CERTAIN INSTANCES,

BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE

GOVERNORING ARTICLES OF YOUR

DENOMINATION.

Terry: THIS IS JACKSON

WHO SAYS, "I GO TO CHURCH

AND MY PASTOR PREACHES FROM

THE BIBLE, BUT WE'RE NEVER

TOLD TO OPEN OUR BIBLE TO

FOLLOW ALONG.

ONE TIME I FOLLOWED ALONG,

AND HE WAS TWISTING THE

WORDS IN THE SCRIPTURES.

SHOULD I JUST FOLLOW WHAT

THE PASTOR SAYS, OR SHOULD I

DO MY OWN RESEARCH ON THE

SCRIPTURES TO PROVE MY FAITH

AND GET THE TRUTH?"

Pat: GET THE TRUTH.

PAUL SAID, I'M NOT LIKE ONE

WHO TWISTS THE WORD

DECEITFULLY.

IT IS JUST TERRIBLE THAT

SOMEBODY WOULD, INDEED,

TWIST THE WORD FOR THEIR OWN

SATISFACTION.

BUT THE WORD IS CLEAR.

THERE WAS MANY YEARS,

THOUGH, IT WAS CONSIDERED A

SIN TO PUT THE BIBLE IN

PEOPLE'S HANZ.

HANDS.

IN THE MIDDLE AGES, THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH HAD

DOMINANCE, AND THEY DIDN'T

ALLOW TRANSLATION IN THE

VERNACULAR.

AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO

BEGAN TRANSLATING THE BIBLE

WERE BURNED AT THE STAKE.

Terry: THAT'S HOW THEY

CONTROLLED IT, BY NOT

LETTING --

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

BUT NOW WE BELIEVE IN THE

PRIESTHOOD OF ALL

BELIEVERS.

EVERYBODY IS A PRIEST BEFORE

GOD.

YOU NEED TO FIND OUT FOR

YOURSELF.

IF YOUR PASTOR IS REALLY

TWISTING THE WORD, CALL HIM

ON IT OR GO TO ANOTHER

CHURCH.

Terry: THIS IS ALECSA

WHO SAYS, "I'M CURRENTLY

LOOKING FOR WORK, AND WE

HAVE A SWEEPSTAKES/SLOTS

PLACE DOWN THE ROAD THAT IS

HIRING.

I FEEL TORN BETWEEN NEEDING

WORK AND WORKING FOR A PLACE

THAT DRAWS PEOPLE IN FOR THE

PURPOSE OF GAMBLING.

WOULD IT BE SINFULLY FOUR

FOR ME TO WORK IN A PLACE

LIKE THIS?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

WHATEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS

SIN.

AND YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T

BELIEVE IT IS THE RIGHT

THING.

ASK FOR GOD TO OPEN A JOB

FOR YOU.

I'M A GREAT BELIEVER IN

THESE TELEMARKETING THINGS.

YOU CAN GET WORK FROM HOME.

IT IS STRICTLY A GAMBLING

THING.

IT IS SWEEPSTAKES AND

SLOTS -- THAT'S GAMBLING.

NO.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "I'VE BEEN

ADDICTED TO A NASAL

DECONGESTIVE FOR SIX YEARS.

I PRAYED FOR RELIEF.

THIS ADDICTION IS AS STRONG

AT SMOKING.

PLEASE DON'T TELL ME JUST TO

QUIT BECAUSE I'VE TRIED

THAT.

THE REBOUND MEDICATION FOR

THIS IS VERY STRONG.

WHY WON'T GOD DELIVER ME?"

Pat: I WANT TO SAY IT

AGAIN, IT TAKES 21 DAYS TO

CHANGE A HABIT.

THAT MEANS THINK OF

SOMETHING ELSE YOU CAN DO.

THESE NASAL DECONGESTIVES,

SOME SOLD OVER THE COUNTER

ARE VERY ADDICTIVE.

THE OLD ONES WEREN'T, BUT

NOW THE ONES THEY HAVE OUT

ARE ADDICTIVE.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE

REBOUND.

YOU'VE GOT TO SAY, DAY I'M

NOT GOING TO SNORT.

CHEW GUM, DO SOMETHING.

WHEN YOU GET A CRAVING.

AND THE NEXT DAY AND THE

NEXT DAY.

21 DAYS AND YOU'LL KICK THAT

HABIT.

BEFORE LONG, YOU'LL HATE

IT.

THAT THING WILL EAT YOUR

NOSE AND THE LINING OF YOUR

SINUSES.

IT IS HORRIBLE.

SO STOP IT.

AND YOU SAY, DON'T TELL ME

TO STOP.

YES, I'M TELLING YOU TO

STOP, BUT DAILY.

TODAY I WILL NOT SNIFF THE

DECONGESTIVE.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE NEXT

DAY.

ONE DAY AT A TIME.

ONE DAY AT A TIME.

ONE DAY AT A TIME.

UNTIL 21 DAYS ARE OVER,

AND

YOU WILL HAVE KICKED THE

HABIT.

Terry: THANKS FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE.

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