1 John 3:8 it is said, "To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the Devil." **Jesus defeated him. He only has power to tempt, he cannot make anyone do anything.** What you do when tempted is up to you.** James 1:13-15 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
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and where do the bonehead ideas (tempations ) come from?
Same old eric.
Read again and look at the words. I said the devil can't make anyone do anything, that what you do with the temptation is up to you. what are you really trying to say?
Charlie, if it ain't in your predilection then it is wrong. Good for you. Life has more than what you offer. I suggest you embrace it.
Eric, you are the first and the most sincere " profess to be ""Christian"", " - satisfying widely ranged question posted to millions for answer, who might never come to this forum...(You know what I mean.) Thanks.
Eric: What they're trying to say (and it applies to ALL of us), 1 shouldn't remain "complacent" in their belief! If a Follower of Christ, it is our position to "Study" when WORD is given to "see if it is so" or 1 won't GROW (II Cor 3:18)!
True! Written perhaps between 48-49 A.D. James is probably the first Books of the New Testament BEFORE "Grace and Truth!" No more "works" least any man should boast" (Eph 2:9)NOW the Holy Spirit "works" changing us "fm glory to glory"(2 Cor 3:18)
Eric: "The Communion" was "revealed" to me by Holy Spirit based on Heb Chapter 7, 8, 9 & 10! "Sacrifice" is what the world is doing which is OC & against WORD under NC(Heb 7:27)! HE is the Bread;HE is the drink! We COMMUNE w/HIM via "STUDYING