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do we need God's help?

MadCornishBiker
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8/26/2013 10:32:36 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
the apostle James appeared to think that we needed God's help and God's wisdom, and really they can only be one reason for that. We need it to enable us to understand God's word. There is also only one way we can gain Godly wisdom, and that is by praying for the help provided through the power of holy spirit.

The apostle James put it as below:

James 1:5-8
ASV(i) 5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
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8/26/2013 4:11:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
God who made: At 8/26/2013 10:32:36 AM, MadCornishBiker wrote:
the apostle James appeared to think that we needed God's help and God's wisdom, and really they can only be one reason for that. We need it to enable us to understand God's word. There is also only one way we can gain Godly wisdom, and that is by praying for the help provided through the power of holy spirit.

The apostle James put it as below:

James 1:5-8
ASV(i) 5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.

Here's what a saint would say about man needing God for help;

Acts 17: 24-31

24: The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man,
25: nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything.
26: And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation,
27: that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us,
28: for ..In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your poets have said, ..For we are indeed his offspring.'
Acts 17: 24-31
29: Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, a representation by the art and imagination of man.
30: The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent,
31: because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead."