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        John 9:31
what does this verse mean is it really saying that God does not listen to sinners prayer. if so how than do we recieve salvation 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 12:16:16 AM   fre3
      re:John 9:31   
When a person sins Jesus cannot answer them in the same way that He can answer a person who has asked Jesus into their heart. A person who has asked Jesus into their heart will be able to experience God's love in a much deeper way so they will know that God had answered their prayers and they will be able to hear God and feel His Holy Spirit whereas someone who is a stranger to God and doesn't know Him will not be in line with God. God is a gentleman and will only come into your life if you invite Him. Only if you have invited God into your life will He listen and have a relationship with you. God has also given us free will so it is our choice if we want to accept God or not if we don't then He won't answer our prayers because you are not asking God to answer them, but the enemy. I hope this makes sense and helps to answer your question. 
Friday, December 05, 2008 8:36:03 AM mickie31
      re:John 9:31   
hi does anyone know the reason Jesus went to hades after the crucifixtion can someone please elaborate. Also when you get saved are you saved fprever even if you are not living as you should or are you a backslider and have to repent and get saved again. also what were the keys Christ took does the word keys signify power i really need to know more. thank you soloman 
Thursday, November 27, 2008 3:23:46 AM fre3

changed on Thursday, November 27, 2008 3:25:27 AM

      re:John 9:31   
Hi EppsJason
I felt compelled to write here as your posting, in my opinion, is verging on the self glorification of holiness and the disposition of judgement on other's posting.

The glorification of ourselves that we are able to keep away from sin by our own works is very dangerous, in my experience.
I do agree with you that the Bible is the Word of God and I believe it is the highest authority for the study of theology that is embarked by any one that calls herself/himself a Christian.
Lets look at what the Bible say regarding sin, law, righteousness and most of all Christ:

Starting from Romans 3:20 to 24
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

With these verses, my soul jumps for joy as my Saviour is the one that justifies me by His Grace, I am made righteous just by believing that Christ done it all and His blood is still cleansing me. Not by my works but by faith in Christ perfect works.

Look at verses 25 to 26:
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

Wow! not by my obedience or the lack of it but by my Jesus' works on the cross.

Continue with verse 27:
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. (28)For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law

This is real POWER for me to really feel the grace and love of God and know that He made me righteous by His blood. No matter what I do or do not do, obey or do not obey, Jesus has made me righteous. This has given me power to lead a righteous and holy life and even should I fail (God forbid) in my moments of weaknesses, I am, and will still be righteous!! This is food for my soul and spirit!!

Your post said that the previous post of stating Romans 10:9 is incorrect just because the chapter started with brethren. I think that is a bit too presumptious, as this is solely your opinion of relating the starting of chapter salutation to the subsequent verses does not hold water. Wai Hun's posting was to edify fre3 and you find fault with Wai Hun's posting. What is the benefit and edification of these and to what glory does Christ sacrifices bring here?

Let God be God and be graceful to our fellow brethren and let us edify each other and continue to seek God and find the revelation of His Grace. 
Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:17:53 PM solomon

changed on Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:26:39 PM

      re:John 9:31   
thank you waihin and eppsjason for your answers they have really helped me to understand this more. God bless and please pray for my undestanding (Spitiual) 
Friday, November 07, 2008 3:19:11 AM fre3
      re:John 9:31   
Hi fre,

The bible contains many sayings and relates the events of the day. If you read this verse in its context, this is the blind man's opinion and his defence of Jesus.

It is just like the story of Job, Job said many things that might reflected his feelings and opinion and may not represent God's view or truth in the situation.

What does God say about our salvation?

[Romans 10:9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
[Romans 10:10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

God's ways are simpler than we think. Just confess and believe and we are saved. 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 12:54:41 AM waihun
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