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robcimarolli206
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September 9, 2019 5:22 pm  

I Rob Cimarolli confess, Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh. 


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Brian Harlow
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September 9, 2019 8:20 pm  

@robcimarolli206 Why do you constantly unsubscribe and re-subscribe to my youtube channel? You have done so about 10 times in the past week. What's the deal?


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robcimarolli206
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September 9, 2019 8:38 pm  

Hey Brian,  I got the same question from Jeff. I have some what of a bible buying addiction and or hobby. Long story.  But I subscribe and watch a lot of bible reviews. I then will obcess about a bible I want until I order it. Spending money I shouldn't be spending.  Then I'll end up selling it at a used book store only to order another in a day or so. It's a troublesome cycle. So when I'm trying to control myself from buying bibles I would unsubscribe to any channel that might trigger me ordering another bible.  Its pretty frustrating and I'm not sure what to do to stop it. I'm trying a suggestion that I limit myself to 2 or 3 and stop buying.  I'm spending more time bible shopping online than actually studying and reading.  By unsubscribing I was thinking out of sight out of mind. It didn't work.  But I'm trying.  I've cancelled orders minutes after ordering out of guilt. I enjoy your videos as I do all bible related channels.  I just need to use self control and be happy with the bibles I end up with.  


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September 9, 2019 11:10 pm  

@Robcimarolli206 

This is something that had the potential to become a problem for me as well. But thanks to the Lord and His word I don't yield to that covetousness (though I do still struggle with it at times.). Amazing how Satan and our flesh can cause us to sin with the very thing that tells us of our sin. I suggest that you ask the Lord to make you content with whatever Bible(s) you currently have, or sell those and buy a simple hardback "pew" Bible. Also to add , when it comes down to it (not always but if it is the case with you then apply it) the desire to have an expensive leather bound Bible can be a result of vanity and pride. It is appealing to the eyes, feels good in the hands, etc. 

"I'm spending more time bible shopping online than actually studying and reading." Brother, it is apparent that your covetousness is damaging your fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I will pray for you. 

1 Corinthians 6:10, “Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Ephesian 5:5, “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”

Luke 12:15, “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Most importantly brother: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9


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Brian Harlow
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September 10, 2019 6:45 pm  

@robcimarolli206 I can understand what you are saying. I have almost every setting of the KJV from LCBP, and it was an issue for me for a while as well. But why do you need to keep re-subscribing? You don't have to be subscribed to a channel to be able to view their videos. You might not understand but it gets kind of annoying getting an email almost everyday that the same person keeps subscribing.

If there is a specific Bible you want to know more about, I will try to make a video on it. I can tell you, 100% there is no better Bible out there than a LCBP 180 or CBP Text Only (depending on where you get it from). Perfect size, perfect weight, perfect sized font, just enough margin to write cross reference type notes, etc. We are truly blessed  in this country to have so many different beautiful settings of God's word.


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robcimarolli206
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September 10, 2019 6:58 pm  

My apologies,  I had no idea you'd get an email each time. I was just trying to control my bible purchasing.  Didn't realize anyone would know other than me.


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Brian Harlow
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September 10, 2019 8:18 pm  

No problem Rob. If you don't mind me asking, where are you from? How long have you been saved? Just wondering.


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robcimarolli206
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September 10, 2019 8:30 pm  

I'm in Shorewood Illinois. About an hour southwest of Chicago. I was raised catholic. Back in 2012 I was baptized by the church of christ.  But I wasn't an obedient Christian and I was using other translations other than the kjv. So I'm not sure if I was ever saved. Switching over now to the kjv is all very recent for me. I have a lot to learn,  and a lot I probably have wrong.  I'm hoping to find some kjv using people in my area 


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Brian Harlow
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September 10, 2019 8:35 pm  

I am confused. Are you saying you don't know if you are saved or not? Water baptism has nothing to do with salvation for us today. Also, using counterfeit Bible translations doesn't necessarily mean someone is lost. Do you know what it means to be saved or born again?


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robcimarolli206
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September 10, 2019 8:51 pm  

I was always taught how important baptism was. But if I had to describe what I think being saved is, I would say, repenting of my sin, believing in Jesus Christ,  that he's the son of God and he died for us, to save us from our sins which lead to death. If this is correct then I would consider myself saved.


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Brian Harlow
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September 10, 2019 9:14 pm  

Baptism is very important to all of the false "Christian" systems out there. Catholics, Pentecostals, Mormons, JW's, etc. Paul says in Ephesians 4:5 that there is "One Lord, one faith, one baptism". That baptism is a spiritual baptism. Jesus Christ spoke of this baptism in John chapter 3:5-6, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

When you were born into this world, you were born of water (a woman's water breaks). To be saved you must be born again, and it is a spiritual baptism. Water baptism was a Jewish custom that had to do with John the Baptist and getting the Jews ready for the kingdom. For us Gentiles, being water baptized should be merely an outward expression of your salvation, but it is not a part of your salvation. 

As far as salvation goes, I have always kind of thought that if you don't KNOW that you're saved, then you are more than likely a false convert. You must understand that you have sinned against God, and that God would be just to send you to hell for eternity to pay for your sins. It is only once you truly believe this that you can believe the gospel, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. And that he was buried and rose the third day according to the scriptures, If you truly believe this, then you should confess it to the Lord.

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."

Being saved (a.k.a. born again) is a one-time thing and you cannot lose your salvation. If you don't know for sure, then I sincerely pray you will get it sorted out. Brother Bryan Denlinger has a great salvation message that covers a lot of scripture regarding salvation.

Let me know if you are confused by any of this. 


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robcimarolli206
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September 10, 2019 9:23 pm  

That makes total sense.  And you explained it very well.  I've been fed so many different versions of salvation, I'll definitely need to sort it out.  I'll watch Bryan's videos on this and study the verses. And when I understand fully what I'm doing I'll go to the Lord with it. Thank you very much Brian.


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Alexander Brent Hartley
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September 10, 2019 10:11 pm  

May the Lord lead you.

Throughout my lifetime I had been baptized 3 times. The first was a Church of Christ, the second a United Pentecostal, and the third a Baptist. After these three I was still lost, lost, lost. 

 I can speak from personal experience that baptism doesn't and won't save one.

 When I came to the end of myself, went to the Lord broken hearted. It was a different story. If he hadn't saved me there was no hope left, and I knew it.

 I was a lying, cheating, deceitful, drunken, sodomite, on prescription pills.(and that's the beginning of the list) I was about as worthless as they come yet the Lord had mercy. There was, is, no other hope.

 I still am worthless, deserving of death, hell, and the grave however through the Lord Jesus Christ God made a way. I can be nothing but grateful.

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Bizzy
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September 10, 2019 10:55 pm  

Baptism doesn’t save. That would mean that we play a part in our salvation. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves, only the righteousness of Jesus Christ can save us.  The apostolic sign gifts went away. One reason we know this is because Paul traveled with a sick companion that he did not heal (Philippians 2:27).

”For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” — 2 Corinthians 7:10

”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. For with the heart man believe unto righteousness; and from the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10

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Brian Harlow
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September 11, 2019 6:30 am  

Amen Alexander. Good testimony brother.


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