Ahad, 29 November 2015

MEMBUAT PILIHAN YANG TEPAT...

Salam,
Baru-baru ini seorang rakan menerima tiga jemputan perayaan untuk menghadiri krismas keluarga..sebelum itu ketika menghadiri perkahwinan seorang guru saya.. saya bertemu dengan seorang pengunjung yang memaklumkan pada hari itu sahaja terdapat enam majlis perkahwinan di daerah berkenaan..adakah dia perlu menghadiri kesemua majlis perkahwinan berkenaan?..anda perlu dan terpaksa membuat pilihan berdasarkan keutamaan atau prioritas. Saya sendiri sering mengalami situasi yang sama. Misalnya baru-baru ini terdapat  dua peristiwa sedih  yang berlaku serentak. Iaitu kematian makcik  saya dan kematian ayah kepada salah seorang staf saya. Pada masa yang sama anak kepada seorang teman rapat saya juga  menikah.   Dalam situasi begini,  saya tak mungkin dapat hadir di tiga tempat serentak. Akhirnya saya terpaksa membuat pilihan iaitu menghadiri kebaktian penghiburan  bagi keluarga makcik saya.   Ya ...kadang kala kita terpaksa membuat pilihan apabila diperhadapkan dalam situasi tertentu..dan pastinya pilihan yng kita ambil adalah yang terbaik dan tepat berdasarkan situasi dan kebijaksanaan kita.
Ketika memulakan tugas di sekolah baru kira-kira tiga bulan yang lalu, salah satu tekad saya ialah akan bersama rakan guru dan kakitangan yang menghadapi situasi yang sukar (kematian keluarga terdekat mereka) dengan cara melawat mereka.. begitu juga dengan ibubapa pelajar di sekitar sekolah. Apa lagi sekolah saya adalah sebuah sekolah kecil dan terletak di pedalaman. Namun adakalanya tekad ini gagal dipenuhi  terutamanya apabila sesuatu peristiwa itu berlaku serentak.
Baru-baru ini seorang rakan berkongsi pengalamannya berhadapan dengan sesetengah kontraktor yang pelbagai ragam. Ada yang  sanggup hingga.. meletakkan wang dalam keretanya  yang bukan sedikit nilainya demi mencapai hajat tertentu. Jika rakan ini bukan seorang yang "kuat jati dirinya dan kepercayaannya kepada Tuhan pastinya ia akan buta hati untuk menerimanya..syukurlah dia membuat pilihan yang tepat untuk Tuhannya".  Ya rakan saya telah membuat keputusan dan pilihan yang tepat..syabas

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Steve Finnell berkata...

THE JOHN 3:5 CONTROVERSY BY STEVE FINNELL

The controversy of verse John 3:5 is that born of water does not mean water baptism, but means natural childbirth.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.(NKJV)

If born of water means natural childbirth, then all babies who die in the womb, all babies who been aborted, and all babies who die in miscarriages would be prevented from entering the kingdom of God. In other words many innocent babies would be cast into hell through no fault of their own.

Babies born or unborn need no forgiveness because they are not guilty of sin.

If born of water means natural childbirth. In other words born of amniotic fluid. John 3:5 would have to be interpreted "unless one is born of amniotic fluid and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.


John 3:5 in relation to other Scriptures makes more sense to be interpreted "unless one is born of water baptism and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved..(NKJV)

There is no Scripture that states, "He who believes and is born of amniotic fluid will be saved?"

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (NKJV)

Jesus told Nicodemus he needed to be born again to see the kingdom of God. Being born of amniotic fluid is being born the first time, it is not being born again.

Being buried with Christ in water baptism symbolizes death.
In being buried with Christ in water baptism we are literally being spiritually born again. That is the new birth.

Romans 6:3-8 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.........8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,(NKJV)

All men must be born again to enter the kingdom of God.

Being born of amniotic is being born the first time, it not being born again.

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THE QUESTION OF INFANT BAPTISM BY STEVE FINNELL

Does infant baptism find support in the Scriptures? No, baptizing babies is a man-made doctrine.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and and been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Belief precedes baptism in water. Infants cannot believe nor can they disbelieve. Baptism is for those who have already believed.

John 6:24 'Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

Jesus said unless you believe you will die in your sins. Infants cannot believe. Will they die in their sins? Of course not, babies are not guilty of any sins. In any event, water baptism does not wash away sins of non-believers. If it did, why did Jesus not instruct us to baptized believers and non-believers alike? THERE IS NOT ONE CASE IN SCRIPTURE, WERE A NON-BELIEVER WAS IMMERSED IN WATER.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;.....

How would it be possible to teach infants all that Jesus commanded?

Acts 2:22-41.........41 So then, those who received his word were baptized....
On the Day of Pentecost the apostle Peter preached Jesus. The three thousand repented and were baptized in water. They were not baptized before they received the word of Peter. Infants cannot believe nor do they have anything of which to repent. There is no Biblical doctrine that teaches that adults or infants should be baptized before they believe.

Faith (John 3:16) precedes water baptism. Babies have no faith.
Repentance (Acts 2:38) precede water baptism. Infant have not sinned; therefore, they do not need to repent. Babies cannot turn from sin and turn toward God. They are not sinners.
Confession (Acts 8:35-37) precedes water baptism.

INFANTS ARE NOT GUILTY OF SIN

James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted when he is carried way and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Do infants lust for fornication, are they thieves, do they get drunk, do they lie, are they swindlers? Babies are not guilty of sin.

Ezekiel 18:20 The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment of the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.

Infants are not guilty of their fathers sins nor are they guilty of the, first man, Adam's sin.

Cain was not guilty of Adam's sin; he was guilty of his own sin because he murdered his brother Abel.(Genesis 4:1-8)

All men die physically because Adam sinned. Men die spiritually because of the unforgiven sins they, themselves, commit.

INFANT BAPTISM?

1. Infants are not candidates for baptism because they are not guilty of sin.(Ezekiel 18:20)
2. Infants cannot be baptized because they are not capable of believing the gospel.(Mark 16:16, John 3:16)
3. Infants are not subjects for baptism because they cannot confess Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:35-37)
4. Infants are not candidates for baptism because they cannot repent nor do they have anything of which to repent. (Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19)

INFANT BAPTISM IS THE PRODUCT OF MAN-MADE CREED BOOKS.


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