The rollercoaster of life, the daily ups and downs that test faith and when you pass the test you grow.
People talk of being closer to God, I can't get any closer but my faith can strengthen,
Matt, 8, Mark 4, Luke 8
O ye of little faith
Why is it you have no faith
How is it you have no faith.

What is the core of your belief? How do you connect with God/Jesus/Holy Ghost, faith is the connection line.

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Romans 3:31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet
What does this listing of verses have to do with the discussion. Do you feel they are self explanatory because they are not.
I asked this question What is the core of your belief?, are they supposed to answer that.

This is not a very well written response.
You asked the core of peoples beliefs on your thread, those are my core beliefs.
Hezekiah Ben Israel

Romans 3:31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet


Romans 6:1-2 I have no idea what this means in terms of FAITH.

God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
for sin is the transgression of the law.

shall we sin, because we are not under the law
I had not known sin, but by the law:

Looking at each verse it seems you are concerned with DISOBEDIENCE (sin) and Jewish law. That is not Christ promulgated doctrine, it is not Christian.
Our Faith is based on a resurrected Jesus and nothing else.

You may have said the Apostles Creed but before that is the Paulian Creed to the church at Corinth it follows:
1Co 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1Co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

I have been going through some rough financial times and it is a true test of faith. If you did not recognize the scriptural referents they are from the story about Jesus and his boys crossing the Sea of Gallilee. The disciples had thier faith tested, a killer storm arose and they felt the boat was going to sink and they would die.
I have been sitting in my apartment, alone and now almost totally broke with bills that keep coming. I have resumes and possibilities of jobs but no jobs. Now, today that has changed. But my faith was/is weak.
O ye of little faith. Where is your faith? How is it you have no faith.
I have had many remind me of those words in conversations with them as each day I sought to keep hope alive.
I was looking, literally, at living on the street. The trail is mine, I know, because I have been here (in different ways) before.
So where was my faith. I kept my sight on my situation and I let my faith flag.

So what does disobedience and Jewish law have to do with faith? How does those verses out of context and with no further explanation explain your faith?

What is the core of your belief? How do you connect with God/Jesus/Holy Ghost, faith is the connection line.
So the core of your belief is Jewish Law and a something unspecified about disobedience to God?

Hmmm, God gives strength to the son who wrestles with God Hezekiah Ben Israel sounds better then when translated but when translated it is a bit confusing, why would God give strength to those who wrestle or defy God?
Not Jewish law. I am not a Jew. First. I believe that there are only 2 in the Godhead. God the Father, and the Word, which is the Son. The Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is the Arch angel Gabriel. My faith is that we are too kepp the commandments of God to seed eternal life. We will fall, but we must repent, and continue to do our best to keep the commandments. Jesus died and killed the animal sacrifice law, and the Levitical Priesthood. He did not do away with the the moral law, the Feasts of the Lord, the dietary law, or the cleanliness law. If you believe Jesus is the Messiah, I can show you where the Lord only killed the animal sacrifice law, and Levitical Priesthood.
"...The Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is the Arch angel Gabriel..."

Do you believe the Holy Ghost is worthy of worship, Hez?
For what it is worth.

There is a tendency in err to approach the Godhood as three individuals when that is not the case.
God dealt with Israel as God (no masculine pronoun) but because of Jewish culture God filled the flesh of a male to be Jesus (not a separate being still God) and in Acts Jesus ascended and left the Holy Spirit to empower us to witness (martyr in Greek) for God/Jesus/Holy Spirit.
To worship one is to worship the other the names are interchangeable in fact if not in practice.
I know this is not the traditional view but think about it.
Jesus is the one who dealt with Israel of Old, and he is going to deal with Israel of today. I am not referring to the Edomites in the land of Israel. I am referring to the Israelites in captivity. You must worship the Father in the name of the Son. Or you can worship the Son, and by that you have the Father. We have never physically dealt with the Father.
No, I would not worship the Holy Ghost.
We, that is Christians worship the Trinitarian God, We may call on different elements of God that is the Son or the Holy Spirit but we only and solely worship God in whole and not in part to do so is heretical.
There is no scripture in the Word of God that teaches about a god in three divine persons - the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit - in one divine being.

Tertullian, a lawyer and presbyter of the third century Church in Carthage, was the first to use the word "Trinity" when he put forth the theory that the Son and the Spirit participate in the being of God, but all are of one being of substance with the Father.

There was much controversy about the Trinity, and it all came to a head in 318 between men from a Church in Alexandria - Arius, the deacon, and Alexander, his bishop. Emperor Constantine stepped in to try to settle the dispute.

Although the Christian dogma was a mystery to Constantine, he knew that it would be important to have a united church in order to maintain a strong kingdom. Constantine failed in his attempt to settle the dispute between Arius and Alexander, so he called for an ecumenical council in an effort to settle the matter once and for all.

This council met in Nicea, just across the straits from what is now Istanbul, in the year 325, and consisted of 317 bishops. Athanasius accompanied his bishop to the council, and became recognized as a chief spokesman for the view that the Son was fully God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father.

Athanasius later confessed the the more he wrote about it, the less capable he was of expressing his thoughts regarding it.

Here are some excerpts from the Athanasian Creed: "...we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity... for there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Ghost is all one... they are not three gods, but one God... the whole three persons are co-eternal and co-equal... he therefore that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity..."

Where Is Trinity In The Bible?

There is no mention of Trinity in the Bible. Many have tried to use certain verses to prove the false concept of a three person God, but the scriptures they use actually point to ONE TRUE God, and that One God according to the teaching of Jesus is Spirit...Jesus explained to a samaritan woman that God is seeking for true Worshippers to worship the Father in spirit and in truth. Jesus never taught anybody about God the father being the first person of a three person godhead.. When you try to believe a false interpretation and prove it to be true with the Word of God you only get yourself confused and prove that you do not know the real God. People who serve gods that are not real walk in darkness and do not see the error of their ways as they try to serve a god that is not there.

I have actually showed people the words in Acts 2:38 and as they looked at the words they said, "I just don't see it."

False God teachers often try to use Matt 28:19 to prove this false concept of a trinity god in three persons. When a person that is not hung up on the idea that we must believe in a three person God looks at Matt 28:19 they can clearly see what Matthew and Peter saw and obeyed as commissioned by the Lord. to go into all the world "...baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" That is exactly what Peter taught in Acts 2:38 when he commanded baptism in the name of Jesus. Father is not the name of God. Son is not the name of God. Holy Ghost is not the name of God. JESUS is the name, and Matthew 28:19 calls for ONE NAME and not three titles to support an idea of an old confused bishop that couldn't even understand what he was trying to teach everybody to believe about God.
Very good observation about the Trinity, yet incomplete. Though Tertullian was the first to coin the phrase, the doctrine in itself was in existence and fully recognized by the majority of Christianity. This is shown by the first three Apostolic Fathers: Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, and Polycarp of Smyrna. These three Bishops were direct disciples of Apostles Peter and John, and ordained by their very hands. Interestingly enough, their epistles speak along the lines of Trinitarian doctrine, though never using the term.

To say that JESUS is the one true name of GOD the Father is false, and a down right heresy! It is a Oneness Doctrine (falsely called the "Apostle's Doctrine"), coming from the teaching of an excommunicated priest by the name of Sabellius. No Oneness Pentecostal ever mentions his name. I wonder why?

The name of the FATHER was and always has been YHWH. JESUS always was His Son, and always will be. JESUS Himself will submit the Kingdom of Heaven back into the hands of YHWH in the end, and JESUS will submit to YHWH (1st Corinthians 15). Peter clearly said that "there is no other name under Heaven by which we must be saved". Did you forget that the name of YHWH is above the Heavens (Psalms 113:4)?

JESUS prayed to YHWH at all times. He spoke to Him, and YHWH spoke back. Hebrews chapter one shows the distinct difference. Even JESUS showed it when He said "not my will by Thy will be done", thus showing two separate wills. Such a thing is only possible in one of two ways: schizophrenia, or two separate persons.

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