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Mark Driscoll: The greatest threat to unity, health, and progress within the church is actually the people inside of it. Relationships can be a fault line when Christians don’t love one another.
It is true i Agree with u
Is Christ-like love always telling believers and non-believing Christians what they want to hear or what they need to hear. Not too very long ago the Lord told me that a true friend will tell what another needs to hear.Not just what they want to hear.
It’s so true, we’re praying that God’s love is flowing among all believers, so that, Satan has no chances to attack the church. Satan’s attacked not on the whole church, but he launches his fiery darts of hatred, division on individual mind and tempts us to hate each other start right in our family, then brothers and sister in Christ. That’s something Satan loves the most…Thank you for your the message. Blessings.
Great message but there may be an issue. Did this come after or before he got flack about the “stay at home fathers” message where he failed to demonstrate in that message a Christlike love to brothers in Christ who were stay at home dads. Is this a great message or a personal defense or attack at the criticism justly challenging that message. If it weren’t for the courage of some to stand against false teaching there would not be a protestant church or for that matter pentecostal churches. Love can be interpreted in many false and incorrect ways. Was Jesus rebuke of the Religious leaders love? Yes. Could we call it divisive? Yes!
We must be careful of what we call love. Was God striking annanias and Saphira love? i won’t answer taht one.
None the less this is a good message just wish we could actually follow it while also understanding that correction, rebuke and reproof is not lack of love but an expression of it.
Maybe I’m wrong on this, but I do not believe that Satan has all this power to create division. Yes, Satan may enjoy seeing division amongst believers, but our personal sin create divisiveness. Sermons that say ‘just love one another’ need to back that up by clarifying what Christ-like love looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. I too, am still reeling from Driscoll’s prior teaching about stay- at- home men.
to ceebee you will be surprise what satan is doing and can do ,he always Complaining to the brothers to God
Say: My prayers and my sacrifices, and my living and my dying are for Allaah Alone, the Lord of all the worlds. No partner has He. Thus I have been commanded, and I am foremost among those who surrender [themselves unto Him]} [Quran 6: 163–4].
Satan and Adam
When God creates Adam, he commands all the angels to bow to him. Satan refuses to bow to Adam and is therefore rebuked by God. The apocryphal Jewish work Life of Adam and Eve also contains this narrative.
Quran“Behold! thy Lord said to the angels: “I am about to create man, from sounding clay from mud moulded into shape; “When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.” So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together: Not so Iblis: he refused to be among those who prostrated themselves. (God) said: “O Iblis! what is your reason for not being among those who prostrated themselves?” (Iblis) said: “I am not one to prostrate myself to man, whom Thou didst create from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape.”
[Quran 15:28]”“And Behold, we said to the angels: “Bow down to Adam” and They bowed down. Not so Iblis: He refused and was haughty: He was of those who reject Faith. We said: “O Adam! dwell Thou and Thy wife In the Garden; and eat of the bountiful things therein As (where and when) ye will; but approach not This tree, or ye run into harm and transgression.” [Quran 2:34] –translated by Yusuf Ali”
The Life of Adam and Eve“Then Michael came; he summoned all the troops of angels and told them, “Bow down before the likeness and the image of the divinity.” And then, when Michael summoned them and all had bowed down to you, he summoned me [Satan] also. And I told him, “Go away from me, for I shall not bow down to him who is younger than me; indeed, I am master prior to him and it is proper for him to bow down to me. [The Life of Adam and Eve 14.1-14.3”
The story of the expulsion of satan is unique to the Latin manuscript of the Life of Adam and Eve, written around and after the 9th centuryLife of Adam and Eve#Latin Life of Adam and Eve and it is possible that it was actually drawn from Qur’an. These verses are often used to suggest that Iblis i.e. Satan in Qur’an is an angel. However, Iblis is considered to be a jinn by Islamic scholars due to other evidence in the Qur’an and hadith.؟؟؟
Dear Mark Its very effective tool that really helpful. I’m youth leader for 15 year and now need to learn more to lead them in according to demand. So I need to be equipped more. Please do pray for this. My email id is email@example.com
My Comment And Greatest Concern In All Of This Matter Is That We Love One Another and The Same Love That We Have For The Brethren, We Might Have For People Like Aba Somaya Gahdan Who Left His Thoughts and Comments About His Beliefs On This Blog. With Great Love As A Child Of God By Salvation Through and By The Shed Blood Of Christ Jesus, I Reach Out To Aba Somaya Gahdan.
The Most Important Thing For You Aba Somaya Gahdan Is To Understand That Just Because We Believe Something With All Of Our Heart, Doesn’t Make It To Be True.
The Truth Is, Bow To Allah Your Whole Complete Life. Sacrifice To Allah All You Possibly Can, But You Must Know That Allah, His Son and The Holy Spirit Created Us All. That Mankind Disobed His Law and Commands, Causing Man To Become A Sinner. That His Sin Then Was Commuted On To Every Other Human Being That Has Or Ever Will Be Born. We All Have A Sinful Nature and To Get To Heaven, We Must Be Forgiven Of Our Sins. Because Of Adams Sin, God The Father of Heaven Sent His Only Begotten Son To Die and Shed His Blood For The Remission or Forgivens Of The Sins Of Man Kind. Romans 10:13 Says, For Whosoever Shall Call Upon The Name of The Lord Shall Be Saved. Read 1 John 5:12 He That Hath The Son Hath Life; and He That Hath Not The Son of God Hath Not Life. Read 1John 2:23 Whosoever Denieth The Son, The Same Hath Not The Father: (Allah ) (but) He That Acknowledgeth The Son Hath The Father Also. You Can’t Love Allah Without Loving His Only Begotten Son.
Place All Of Your Confidence In Allah But He That Hath The Son ( Christ Jesus) Hath The Father But He That Hath Not The Son, Hath Not Allah. Not You Nor Anyone Else Can Go To Heaven When They Die Unless They Have Been Born Again By The Washing Away Of Their Sins By and Through Trusting God’s Son For Their Forgiveness and Salvation.
You and I Read and Believe Instruction From Different Books. You The Quaran and I The Bible. God’s Holy Word. I Have No Clue If You Will Visit This Site Again, But My Only Motive and Desire Is That You Will Vist This Site Again. That You Will Take Enough Time To At Least Read What I Have Written. I Read What You Wrote. Then I Went To The Quaran and Read Your Text Verses. The Bottom Line Is, There Is A Way That Seemeth Right Unto Man But The End Thereof Is Spiritual Death. Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25.
My Only Aim and Prayer Is That You Might Place Your Trust In The Only Begotten Son Of God Almighty So That You Will Be Set Free From Religion and Your Human Works and That You Might Believe, Trust and Fall In Love With The True God Through His Son Jesus Christ and Be Saved.
God Promises You and Everyone Else, That Without Jesus, You Want Make Heaven! Jesus Said That He Is The Way, The Truth And The Life and NO Man Cometh Unto The Father ( Allah If You Will ) Accept By Me. John 14:6 I Am Thinking And Praying For You!!! This Is What True Believers That Have The True Love Of God In Their Hearts Do. They Pray MuchFor Those That Are Without Eternal Life Through God’s Son, Christ Jesus. – Richard Miller
We need to to hear this messege 24/7 So be it
Where man is,if there is no love,ofcourse evil will manifest in whatever form
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