does God hear prayers

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  1. Rjm6254

    Rjm6254 Elite Refuge Member

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    The bibles say he did and Ill believe that .

    New International Version (?1984)
    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    New Living Translation (?2007)
    "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

    English Standard Version (?2001)
    ?For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    New American Standard Bible (?1995)
    "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

    International Standard Version (?2008)
    "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him might not be lost but have eternal life.

    GOD'S WORD? Translation (?1995)
    God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.

    King James Bible
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    American King James Version
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    American Standard Version
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    Bible in Basic English
    For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.

    Douay-Rheims Bible
    For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

    Darby Bible Translation
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

    English Revised Version
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    Webster's Bible Translation
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Weymouth New Testament
    For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.

    World English Bible
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    Young's Literal Translation
    for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
     
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    Rjm6254 Elite Refuge Member

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    Matthew 28:16-20 is a passage referred to as ?The Great Commission.? In verse 19, Jesus states, ?Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,?

    Why did Jesus tell his eleven disciples to baptize people in the names of all three members of the Trinity? Why not one or two? It is obvious from this passage that the entire Trinity is God.
     
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    I may be way off on the trinity but in human terms I conceptualize it like this

    Picture a perfect piece of property with a house on it.

    God is the entire property including the house.

    Jesus is the house

    The Holy Spirit is every individual item that makes up the whole property including the nails that hold the house together, each individual blade of grass etc.

    One cant exist without the other (to be a complete property) and each part is one in the whole.

    Like I said I may be way off.
     
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    Skie what you believe about the Godhead is called Modalism it is an ancient heresy dismissed as such by the early church.
    Modalism is probably the most common theological error concerning the nature of God. It is a denial of the Trinity which states that God is a single person who, throughout biblical history, has revealed Himself in three modes, or forms. Thus, God is a single person who first manifested himself in the mode of the Father in Old Testament times. At the incarnation, the mode was the Son. After Jesus' ascension, the mode is the Holy Spirit. These modes are consecutive and never simultaneous. In other words, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit never all exist at the same time, only one after another. Modalism denies the distinctiveness of the three persons in the Trinity even though it retains the divinity of Christ.

    Present day groups that hold to forms of this error are the United Pentecostal and United Apostolic Churches. They deny the Trinity, teach that the name of God is Jesus, and require baptism for salvation. These modalist churches often accuse Trinitarians of teaching three gods. This is not what the Trinity is. The correct teaching of the Trinity is one God in three eternal coexistent persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
     
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    He didnt say names....you need to read it again. " in the name of the father, son and holy ghost.

    father isnt a name
    son isnt a name
    holy spirit isnt a name

    what is a name? read Acts 2:38
     
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