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Saint's Dried Blood Liquefies in 'Miracle'
Reuters ^ | September 19, 2002

Posted on 09/23/2002 12:48:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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To: Rambler
I'll take that as a "no." I have full assurance that anyone who repents and puts his faith in Jesus Christ will go to Heaven.

2 Timothy 1: 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.

1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

1 Tim 2:6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

1 Tim 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

1 Tim 4:2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,

1 Tim 4:3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.

1 Tim 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;

1 Tim 4:5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

Rom 4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.


Rom 4:4 Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.

Rom 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

Rom 4:6 just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:



Rom 4:9 Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, "FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."

Rom 4:10 How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;

Rom 4:11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,

Rom 4:12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.

Rom 4:13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Rom 4:14 For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;

Rom 4:15 for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.

Rom 4:16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

121 posted on 09/30/2002 4:03:21 AM PDT by God is good
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To: Irisshlass
God's blood saves you from sin and eternal Hell, makes you white as snow, and allows you into the Kingdom of God, but daily washing of the water of the Word of God is needed to keep your heart and mind pure so that you may enter the Holy Place and boldly approach the Throne of Grace in order to gain blessing from the Spirit to walk righteously in daily life in order to have something to throw at the feet of Jesus after our works are tried by fire when the works done in self-will and flesh are burned up and works done by the Spirit and in the Holy Spirit are refined as gold.
122 posted on 09/30/2002 4:09:32 AM PDT by God is good
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To: God is good
I'll take that as a "no."

Why? I have repented and put my faith in Jesus Christ.

123 posted on 09/30/2002 6:44:09 AM PDT by Rambler
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To: God is good
Jesus says, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16)

Jesus said " not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name? Did we not drive out demons in Your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in Your name?' Then I will declare to them solemnly, 'I never knew you. Depart from me you evildoers.' " (Matthew 7:21-23)

"What good is it my brothers, if someone says he has faith, but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,' but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have good works, is dead..." (James 2:14-26).

Jesus said to His disciples "For the Son of Man will come with angels in His father's glory, and he will repay everyone in accordance with his conduct." (Matthew 16:27)

Jesus answered the rich young man, "If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments. You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; honor your father and mother; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 19:16-19)

Nothing we do can cause us to merit Heaven, but things we do can cause us to merit Hell. Again, there is not a thing we can do to earn our way to Heaven. We have to accept the free gift from Christ and believe. But remember our actions can have the effect of us declining this free gift.

You must believe and you must obey. But our works are not responsible for us getting into Heaven; Christ is. Otherwise we'd be right back where we were before Christ died for us, and then His death on the Cross is meaningless.

But your belief must not be empty. It must be accompanied by obedience to God's will. If you are not obedient, then you have a dead faith.

Faith without works is dead.

124 posted on 09/30/2002 7:16:19 AM PDT by Rambler
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To: Rambler
I agree that easy believism doesn't get a man into heaven. Except a man be drawn by the Holy Spirit he is coming in vain. Yes faith without works is dead and you know a person by their fruits, but that does not mean that person must do works to keep their salvation. In fact, a person can never please God unless a person is being lead by the will and way of the Holy Spirit. You can't just tell yourself what's good for you and do that, you must listen to the Holy Spirit and have faith in His way. Faith comes by hearing and hearing is by the Word of God. There is no greater authority than the Will and Word of God. We know Him by His living Word, Jesus Christ. And we know Christ through His written Word, the Bible.
125 posted on 10/05/2002 9:48:17 PM PDT by God is good
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To: nickcarraway

BTTT on the Optional Memorial of St. Januarius, September 19, 2005!

126 posted on 09/19/2005 8:10:26 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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