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  1. Manfred

    Revelation

    Did Jesus choose to reveal the Father to all people, or only to those he chooses to reveal Him to. If He did not reveal the Father to all people, why not? Luke 10 21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden...
  2. Manfred

    Free will vs Living/walking in the Spirit

    Prior to salvation, when an individual lives and walks in the flesh, every decision made is to glorify self. Man in that state can do nothing to please God. Isaiah 64 6 We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. After salvation, we are...
  3. Manfred

    Sin that leads to death

    In another thread @CharismaticLady made the distinction between sin that leads to death as it being sin that breaks the 10 commandments and sin that does not break the 10 Commandments, but that trespasses against God. She alludes to the Lords prayer where we are taught to pray "Forgive us our...
  4. Manfred

    Law vs Grace

    Do SDA members believe they have to uphold the Law like the Sabbath in order to be saved? Is there a point where you are saved by grace, and then continue to keep yourself saved by law?
  5. Manfred

    The natural man vs the Spiritual man

    In 1 Cor Chapter 2, Paul states that when he first went to Corinth he went there in fear and trembling, having decided to go only with the power of the Spirit. So he did not use eloquence or fancy words of wisdom when he shared the gospel message with them. The point being that he did not want...
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