romans 3:23 24

anonymous asked:

No offense I just had the urge to say this, but if we are going according to the Bible and removing the cultural factors and taking it as it is literally everyone including you, including you, is a sinner who might not inherit the kingdom (which may be due to how the world is now

Yes we are all sinners including me. (for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23) but if you have faith in Jesus Christ then you will inherent the kingdom of God. Romans 3:23-24 says that “righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” When we place our faith in Jesus, we believe in Him, and God grants His righteousness to us and therefore we will inherent the kingdom. 

So yes I am a wretched sinner that deserves hell but Jesus gave His life for me and rose again so that I can have a relationship with him and I will, with out a doubt be with Him in heaven one day..

Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives. [All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,
- Romans 3:23-24 | Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3: 23–24)
Praise God for His amazing grace “that saved a wretch like me.” He granted me the gift of Faith and Salvation. God has blessed my life in countless ways! By His endless grace, He bestows everything I need and through that same grace enabled me to see amazing miracles. He has not left my side both in joy and sorrow. God’s amazing grace has brought me thus far and I can confidently say, will lead me safely home. This grace is available to everyone who puts their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Christians and Homosexuality

    I would just like to address the topic of Homosexuality and Christianity. I noticed its getting a lot publicity lately and there are just certain things that bug me.

    So today we were having a discussion with my Dad and my Uncle. They started talking about the whole Duck Dynasty thing and Phil Robertson sharing his beliefs. This discussion later lead to the topic of Homosexuality its self. Now as christian, I obviously have my own beliefs about it. Lets cut to the chase, obviously the Bible says stuff against Homosexuality, but how many of those accusing actually read it? My Dad and uncle told me during our discussion that being gay is absolutely disgusting, and used terms such as “faggot.” Saying stuff like God hates gays.“ My uncle listed a few things he believes won’t get you into heaven, and listed being gay right along with being a murder. Obviously this angered me. So here are my beliefs on it.

Okay so the most debated verse in the bible is Leviticus 18:22 which says

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”

     So this coming from bible is said to be the words from God. Now as a Christian I obviously believe this, I mean it is not just Christianity but many religions around the world that believe these words. Now I do have a problem with the way Christians take this out of context…. Now in the same chapter of Leviticus it discusses other forms of “sexual sins” Such as incest, affairs, sex will on menstruation, bestiality, ect… And the same book Leviticus gives rules about tattoos and other various laws. 

     The problem is Christians take the law of Homosexuality and put it above everything else. I mean why do we condemn Homosexuality but not incest? or tattoos? I mean essentially Leviticus is saying all of these are sins and that the people shall be put to death… now I don’t see people getting killed for being gay or committing sexual sins here’s why.

      See all the things mentioned above in Leviticus are in the old testament and they are “the Law” of God. Now if you don’t know much about Christianity, we believe that Jesus, the son of God came down in human form and died for our sins. So basically in the new testament all the laws in the old testament are not held against you. So you no long are condemned for  those sins of the law, which homosexuality is mentioned. Jesus dying on the cross brought us Grace. If you don’t know what that is, Grace is God giving us favor even if we don’t deserve it, which according the Bible we don’t deserve it,

Romans 3:23-24 - all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Jess Christ.

     Bascially we are all sinners and don’t deserve Gods forgiveness or mercy, but he gives it to us anyways through love. However it does not say that you should abuse grace and continue doing them. So as to that answer I can saw that yes homosexuality is considered a sin, still and technically shouldn’t be practiced. I however do not believe homosexuality is any worse than any other sin. Read this verse,

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

  As we can see there people who are greedy are just as guilty as homosexuals… As a christian I do not believe that homosexuals are any more sinful than I am, and in no way do I deserve Gods grace more than they do. As Christians we are called to love everyone and not pass judgment.

Here’s some great verses that sum up Christianity and the laws we just talked about.

Galatians 5:14 “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Mathew 22:39 - "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Mathew 7:12 - “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets"

Romans 13:8-10 - Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Luke 6:37 -“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;“

James 4:12 -"There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?”

As you can see we as Christians are called to love everyone and not judge people by sins. Homosexuals are in no way more sinful than ourselves. I call all Christians to remember this verse,

John 8:7 - “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

     I in no way can say that homosexuality is no a sin but it is not our place to judge, we are just as sinful as anyone else and should show everyone love. So to all homosexuals out there I apologize for the way Christians treat you.

10 Signs He’s Pursuing You
In a Godly Way
1. He will call it a date.
Not “hanging out.” Not “just chilling.“
2. He will pursue you. He will call you first. He will text you first. You won’t have to chase him.
3. He will let you know he has taken an interest in you. You won’t have to analyze every conversation trying to figure out if it’s real
4. He won’t be scared to meet your parents, or other people in your life whom you respect because he has nothing to do hide.
5. He will read his Bible, Go to church and follow Christ and
Not just to impress you, but because this is what He believes.
6. He won’t avoid your Christian friends and try to steer you away from the things of God.
7. He respects the fact that you have chosen to wait…because he has chosen to wait too.
Even if mistakes have been made in the past and you are starting over, he is too.
8. He’s not scared of the word marriage and his purpose of dating you is intentional.
9. He is comfortable with you
being around his friends and people that know him.
10. He knows that he isn’t
some perfect Christian guy
and he isn’t trying to be,
but he is a sinner saved by grace.

Keep in mind about this list:
1. This list is for women who are followers in Christ and are seeking to be encouraged amidst the sometimes-confusing world of relationships. And that’s what this post is. An encouragement… (1 Thessalonians 5:11) not all the answers. You must seek God first.
2. We could talk about all of the different scenarios with guys all day, but it all boils down to this: this is just a post: God is the one who has the answers and the final say in your life. God will be the one to LEAD you in the decisions you make in your life. Seek him first. Pray about this. Get connected with a get connected with a local body of believers (a church) where you can have accountability with other Christian women to encourage you along the way. (Proverbs 8:11-12, Proverbs 16:1-4)
3. A godly man isn’t a perfect man. He’s a sinner saved by grace. So don’t look for perfection or impossibly high standards. We’ve all made mistakes. (Romans 3:23-24, Ephesians 2:8)
3. A godly man doesn’t have to be a pastor or a worship leader. A godly man pursues righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness (1 Timothy 6:11) and you don’t have to be a leader in the church to do those things.
4. If you don’t desire to be married, that’s fine but be reminded of this biblical truth for followers of Christ who decided to be single (1 Corinthians 7:8-9)
5. If you’re reading this list, shaking your head, thinking “guys like this” don’t exist. It’s simply not true. They may not be in your immediate circle or maybe, the guy who LIKED didn’t pursue you like this, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Like I said yesterday, God is building up amazing men and women of God all around the world. Believe it. Keep on trusting Him and waiting on Him. You’ll see! (Psalms 27:14)
6. It’s important that you don’t try to be in a relationship before you are ready…ESPECIALLY for the high school and middle school girls reading this! Don’t awaken love before it’s time (Song of Solomon 2:7)

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24
Grace is free, but it’s not cheap. God’s grace cost Jesus His life. God’s grace is totally and completely free, but someone paid for it — Jesus. You won’t get to Heaven based on what you do. You get to Heaven based on what has already been done for you by Jesus Christ.When you really understand grace, you will accept it, because it is the greatest gift you’re ever going to be offered.
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DAY 119/365
Part 1 of 2
(Part 2 will be posted at 9pm EST)

Make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
2 Peter 1:5-7 (NLT)

My dear sister,

I know I have shared this quote before but I just want to encourage you with this if you’re feeling this way today:

You’re growing. Every single day. When you make an effort to respond to God’s promises with your daily life, you are getting stronger in your faith. So there’s no need to keep tearing yourself down when God wants to build you up! I know it may seem like this is an impossible list and that you could never get through the day exemplifying this kind of lifestyle, but you can! Through Christ this IS possible. You’re not supposed to do this alone. God is with you and when you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, this IS possible!

So stop tearing yourself down when:

1. You didn’t finish your todo list
2. People who you started out with are moving way ahead of you
3. Someone at work or school criticizes you
4. You get the test results back and they aren’t what you expected
5. Your GPA isn’t looking the way you thought it would
6. You leave the house and you’re feeling not-so-beautiful
7. You make a mistake
8. There’s tension in your family or with people you’re close to
9. You’re taking longer to graduate/get to that next step
10. You’re single and you’re starting to feel insecure about it

Whatever it is, know that God wants to build you up. The mere fact that you’re breathing is a reason to rejoice! It’s a reason to live your head and thank God for the life He has given you. Pray and ask HIM to pull you through this day, these emotions, or this situation–He is with you and He doesn’t want to see you fail. Look to Him and let Him build you up!

Biblical context + further reading: 2 Peter 1:3-11, Philippians 4:13, Romans 3:23-24

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Day 4 of 7, Part 1 of 2, Week: 22
Weekly theme: Keeping Christ at the center of your goals
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And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. - John 14:13-14
My dear sister,
1. As we talked about earlier this month, through Jesus Christ, we have complete access to God. Whether we are completely stumped about what direction we should take in starting our own business, or we’re not sure how to manage our finances over the next month, we’ve got to remember that we don’t need a grand prayer to go to God. Go to God with the little things. Go to Him while you’re navigating through logistics and short term goals. He is the one with our futures planned and it is important that we remember this, because even when the numbers aren’t right in man’s eyes, there is a beautiful future planned in God’s eyes!

2. The reason why we must go to God for everything is because even when our dreams are falling a part in the eyes of man, the beautiful plan that God has for us to still stands. Yes, there are always lessons to be learned and areas to improve in, but we have to remember that God is not looking down on us as failures when we don’t graduate on time or when we don’t get the job we’ve applied for. Don’t take a closed door or a missed opportunity as an opportunity to shut down and turn away from God. He still wants to to go to Him. Romans 3:23-24 reminds us of this: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Remember this when it comes to the areas you have fallen short in. None of us are perfect but none of us are too far away from God that we can’t go to Him. Through Jesus Christ you have been redeemed. Your Father loves and He knows about every single rejection email, every time you’ve been told “no” and every night you’ve cried and wondered why. He knows…so go to Him with every dream–whether it’s broken, shattered, or perfectly in shape.

Further reading: John 14:5-13, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 3:23-24

Day 23/30: Your Redemption Story

For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. - Romans 3:23-24 (NIV)

1. Your redemption story is what God is doing in your life
Your redemption story is what God has brought you out of. It is the story of when you go back and read your old journal or you go and look at old Facebook photos and you look at these things realizing just how far God has brought you. At times when we think about our day to day lives, it might seem like not much has changed, but when we start looking back at where we were six months ago, a year ago, or five years ago, we can start to see more clearly just how far God has brought us. When you start to realize as you look back, know that this is your story! When you begin to identify those moments in your story where you’re just not the same person today that you were back then, be confident in knowing that that’s what it means to be transformed by a God who loves you so much. That’s what it means to be redeemed!

2. Your redemption story is what you should hold onto when it starts getting tough again
Take a moment and think about where you were six months ago. What were you doing at that time of life? What were you desiring? Has anything changed at all since then? If so, then make a note of it. Write it down in your journal and write a prayer thanking the Lord for the change that He has brought since then. Sometimes when life seems to be going at a slower pace than we like or certain things are taking forever to happen, it can seem like God is silent and there’s no hope. But there IS hope! Make a point to identify the areas of your life where you were reminded of just how good God is as often as you can. The more you do this, the more you will begin to truly appreciate the transformation that has taken place and how much God has rescued you from!

Biblical context + further reading: Romans 3:21-31

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