Friday, 6 December 2013

Stacking the Shelves #55

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  1. CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD?

    On the Day of Pentecost Peter quoted the prophet Joel (Acts 2:21'And it shall be that everyone who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.')

    To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge the authority and power of the Lord, and follow in obedience by meeting the terms of pardon.

    The apostle Peter did not tell those on the Day of Pentecost to say the "sinner's prayer." Saying the "sinner's prayer" is not calling on the name of the Lord.

    Peter preached the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Peter declared the Jesus was Lord and Christ. (Acts 2: 22-26) They obviously believed Peter's preaching because they asked the question(Acts 2:37 ....."Brethren what shall we do?")
    Peter did not tell them to say the "sinner's prayer." What was Peter's response to their question? (Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.)


    THE NARRATIVE OF CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
    1. FAITH: Believe in the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
    2. CONFESSION: Acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and the Son of God.
    3. REPENTANCE: Make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God.
    4. WATER BAPTISM: Be immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.


    HOW DID THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD? (Acts 8:25-40


    1. Philip preached Jesus to him. (Acts 8:35)
    2. He confessed Jesus as The Christ the Son of God. (Acts 8:37)
    3. He was baptized in water. Immersed by Philip. (Acts 8:38-39)
    The Ethiopian eunuch did not say the sinner's pray nor was he asked to do so by Philip.


    Romans 10:13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."


    Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.


    To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge His power and authority and confess Him as Lord and Christ . (Acts 2:26,Acts 8:37, Romans 10:9-10) To call on the Name of the Lord is to repent and be baptized. (Acts 2:38)


    WE ARE TOLD TO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD TO BE SAVED.


    We are never told we are saved by "faith only." We are never told that saying the "sinner's prayer" is calling on the name of the Lord.


    IF SAYING THE "SINNER'S PRAYER" IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR SALVATION? THEN WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION.


    THE REQUIREMENTS!
    1. Faith: John 3:16
    2. Belief and baptism: Mark 16:16
    3. Confession and belief: Romans 10:9-10
    4. Born of water and Spirit: John 3:5
    5. Grace and faith: Ephesians 2:8
    6. Buried through baptism: Roman 6:4-5
    7. Water baptism: 1 Peter 3:20-21
    8. Baptism: Acts 22:16
    9. Baptized into Christ: Galatians 3:27
    10. Believe: Acts 16:30-31
    11. Repentance and baptism: Acts 2:38
    12. God's mercy, water baptism, and the Holy Spirit: Titus 3:5
    13. Water baptism: Colossians 2:12-13
    14. Repentance: Acts 3:19


    IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THESE REQUIREMENTS---THEN YOU HAVE CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD!


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  2. Awesome haul. My library never has anything that I want or there are long waiting list. Great haul. Come check out my stack tomorrow.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  3. Awesome Haul. Love the cover of The Nannies, it looks like a fun read.

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  4. Fallen is a good book, although not amazing. I enjoyed it when I read it though so I hope you love it, Kyra! I haven't heard of any of the others so I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

    Happy reading!

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  5. these look great and some titles I haven't seen before. ~Sheri

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  6. I haven't read Fallen in ages, but I remember being mesmerized by that cover! Hope you enjoy it!

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  7. I've heard great things about Awkward! I hope you enjoy it :-)

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  8. Fallen is such a good book! I love Lauren Kate's writing! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  9. I really enjoyed Fallen, haven't read it in a while but I remember it having some good twists! Happy Reading! My STS: http://www.zachsyareviews.com/2013/12/stacking-shelves-3.html

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  10. I loved Awkward by Marni Bates. It's one of my favourite books. SUPER funny! The Fallen series gets better with the last two books. I don't blame people for not liking it or sticking with it.
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves: Book Nerd Mail #55

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  11. good luck with fallen! that is a bit of a love-it or hate-it book!

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  12. I really liked Fallen, and I know a lot of other people liked it as well. Let's hope that you do too. :)

    Enjoy the books!
    My STS

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  13. Nice selection of books! The only one that I have read is Fallen, but I thought it was an enjoyable read. I hope you love 'em all & thanks so much for stopping by my post! :)

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  14. I have wanted to read Lauren Kate's Fallen series, but haven't got around to it yet.
    My Stacking the Shelves

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  15. I have been wanting to read the Fallen series as well. Hope you enjoy your reads.

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  16. Great library haul! I still have not read Fallen; it's been on my TBR for forever. I hope you enjoy it, and your other books, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I really enjoyed Fallen, I still need to read the last in that series so I can see how it all ended :) Enjoy your books & thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I always wanted to read Fallen. Hope it's great.

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  19. Me, Just Different is awesome! I'm not usually interested in Christian fiction, but it was really funny and awesome. I have a Lauren Kate book this week too!
    My Sts!

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  20. The only one out of these that I've read is Fallen. It was ok, but the rest of the series sucked for me. Then again so many people love it!
    Enjoy everything this week! I love going to the library :)

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  21. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

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  22. Hope you enjoy your books :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  23. Those look awesome, Hope you enjoy all of these :)

    Check out my STS this week!

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Fallen was good although I didn't like the sequels as much. Enjoy your new reads!

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  25. Fallen has been on my TBR list since ages ago but never got to read it because I was disappointed by the negative reviews. I hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens.

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  26. I read Fallen and I thought that was pretty good, but it was a torment trying to read Torment (I'm sorry that was so lame. I can't help it. Haha!). Thanks for stopping by at my STS!

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry

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