Sexist men vs. feminist women: whose side is God on?
Scriptures to note:
The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3:28
Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. 1 cor. 11:11-12
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Pro. 16:25
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. Isa. 5:20-21
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jer. 17:9
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Cor. 13:11
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense. Pro. 19:11
There one sure fire way to know if God is real or not
Scriptures to note:
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Rom. 1:20
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jer. 29:13
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deu. 4:29
Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind." John 9:39
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.'" Zec. 13:9
Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. Dan. 12:10
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psa. 147:3
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Psa. 107:20
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. Psa. 56:13
But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You have anointed me with the finest oil.
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. Psa. 18:32
Some pastors preach that you should not even think about your past sins, is this accurate or even possible?
Scriptures to note:
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitudes of your mind; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in the true righteousness and holiness.
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:15-16
I was formerly a blasphemer, a prosecutor, and a violent man; yet because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief, I was shown mercy. 1 Timothy 1:13
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little. Luke 7:47
Therefore, there is not condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. Isaiah 43:18
Stephanie K. was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and various coaching certifications. (read more)
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