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DrivenBY 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't beat yourself up Jesus died on the cross to forgive you of all of your sins. And He will always forgive you when you fail.

"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

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." Romans 8:1

When you mess up and fail, ask God to forgive you, accept His forgiveness, and move forward. God's grace is greater than all of your sins, no matter how big you think they are, God's grace will always be greater. Accept it.

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DrivenBY 3 points ago +4 / -1

Sneed's Feed and Seed.

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DrivenBY 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't beat yourself up when you smoke.

If you keep dwelling on your addiction and hang on to it, you're going to think that there's no way for you to break free of it. an attitude where you keep dwelling on what you've done can make you hang onto it and never move forward. Just let it go, confess it to God, don't dwell on it and move forward. Never give up and trust in God.

Dwell instead on the fact that Christ loved you so much He died on the cross for you while you were a sinner. If you could be saved by your own strength, Jesus wouldn't need to die for you. Christ bore all of your sins on the cross once and for all for your sins.

The Bible says that "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us"(1 John 1:9-10.) and that "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."(Romans 8:1). No need to dwell on your sins if Christ has forgiven you through his death on the cross.

Just let it go, confess it to God, accept and move forward, and when you mess up again repeat.

Also, Romans is a pretty cool book.

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's not about your own righteousness, it's about what Christ did for you.

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Jesus loves you so much He died on the cross to pay the penalty once and for all for ALL of your sins. He loves you despite all of your sins. He bore them for you once and for all on the cross.

Romans 5:6-21

6 For when we were still without strength, [d]in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Death in Adam, Life in Christ

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the [e]offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many [f]offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s [g]offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

18 Therefore, as through [h]one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:1-17

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Sonship Through the Spirit

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

1 John 1:5-10

5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

1 John 5:13

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

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DrivenBY 2 points ago +2 / -0

Typing this in case it doesn't reach your notifications,

I answered the question of the first guy

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DrivenBY 3 points ago +3 / -0

This verse happens right after a repentant jailer brings Paul, Silas, and others out of prison then asks: "“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”. Paul answers with: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”.

Then the following happens: "32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. 34 Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God."

Acts 16 is the chapter if you want to look at it yourself

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DrivenBY 4 points ago +4 / -0

I thought "Churchity" was referring to people who think that attending Church saves them, despite not believing and placing their faith Christ.

Repentance of sin, faith, and believing in Christ is what saves. (1 John 5, John 3, Romans 10, Ephesians 2)

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DrivenBY 4 points ago +4 / -0

Luke 12:22-34 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not ]arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?

29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Romans 8:1-17 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be [b]carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the [c]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [d]through His Spirit who dwells in you. Sonship Through the Spirit

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,[e] Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

And if you aren't saved, the Bible makes it very clear, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, that he alone saved you from eternal seperation from Him on the cross. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.

Acts 16:31 "And he brought them out and said, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' So they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.'"

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't fall into the trap of constantly insulting yourself king. It's just going to make you feel hopeless and lead you into thinking you're beyond forgiveness

God will always forgive you of your sins you're never too far from His grace.

He paid the penalty for all of your sins once and for all on the cross

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

Luke 5:32 "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Luke 15:7 "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine [a]just persons who need no repentance."

When you sin, God will forgive you, you're never too far from His grace. Just accept His grace, what He did for you on the cross, confess your sins, repent of your sins, and move forward. and when you mess up and sin again, know that God loves you and will forgive you of your sins. He will forgive you. Accept, His grace, confess your sins, repent of them, and move forward. Christ forgave you from all of your sins on the cross accept His grace.

Say NO to Porn. It's not healthy for you to engage in it. And if you keep reminding yourself that and put your focus on something other than pr0n. Like on Christ, or something wholesome, something that is good.

James 4:7 "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."

And if you aren't saved, the Bible makes it very clear, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, that he alone saved you from eternal seperation from Him on the cross. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved

Acts 16:31 "And he brought them out and said, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' So they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.'"

Romans 10:9 "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Whenever you fail, don't beat yourself up over it. That's one of the worst things you can do if you're caught in an addiction/sin/problem, because insulting yourself will just make you think that you're beyond hope of changing, and it will lead you into constantly sinning without thinking you cannot be redeemed. But that's not true according to God's word. The Bible says:

1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Luke 15:7 "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine [a]just persons who need no repentance."

Luke 5:32 "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

You can change no matter how far you've fallen according to the Bible.

Just do it. Accept God's grace and forgiveness, confess your sins, repent of them, and move forward. When you fall and sin again, don't beat yourself up and repeat. God will always forgive you no matter how many times you've sinned or how many times you've messed up. God will forgive you and you can run back into His arms at any time, no matter how many times you've sinned, He will always forgive you and welcome you back to Him. Even if you stray off the wrong path, God will always forgive you and put you back on the right one.

1 John 1

"1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. Fellowship with Him and One Another 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."

Read Romans 6-8

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Romans 6-8

Read it here, idk how to format

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+6-8&version=NKJV

God Bless you Christ will always forgive you of your sins if you confess them to Him and turn from them. Christ loved you so much He died on the cross to saved you from all of your sins. Jesus loves you, trust in Him.

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DrivenBY 2 points ago +2 / -0

Luke 15:1-7 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man [a]receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ 7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

1 John 1

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. Fellowship with Him and One Another 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Acts 16:31 “So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.’ “

Philippians 3:12-16 “12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.”

1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “

Christ will always forgive you if you confess your sins and repent. You don’t have to work for his grace. Just simply confess your sins, repent, trust in him, his forgiveness, and move on. Don’t condemn yourself for messing up even after you confess. God will always be able to pick you back up and forgive you. Christ will always forgive you no matter how many times you failed. Just repent, lay the bad stuff behind you, and move forward. Trust in Jesus, confess your sins, and move forward.

You’re not saved by your works, you’re saved by believing and trusting in Jesus Christ as your savior. God will forgive you. He died on the cross to save you once and for all from all of your sins.

Read Romans 6-8

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DrivenBY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Does she really want to defile herself for money or does she want to do what she feels lead to do?

Tell her the truth about what she's doing and the negative consequenses that will come with this lifestyle. Tell her that long term, that type of business will harm her more than it will help her and that she should press on with her agriculture if that's what she really wants to do. The sinful lifestyle will have it's consequenses, but pursuing what God wants her to do will be so much better for her, and she'll be able to help everyone else. Remind her that being involved in sex work won't bring her joy, it will hurt her, but doing the thing she wants to pursue will. Encourage her to trust in God and press on in Him. Tell her that even though society is the way it is, she can be a light for those in the dark and help others with her business. and just because others are involved in that stuff doesn't mean she should. Ask her what her family and God would think of her doing these things. Ask her what she really wants to do in life. Be kind to her and encourage her to press on with what she really wants to do.

Also, reminder that people involved in sex work have worse chances at getting jobs than regular people. Look these things up if you want to.

If she does get involved in that, tell her that God will forgive all of her sins and that she can come back to God at anytime. Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty for all of our sins that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

Colossians 2:13-14: "And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the [a]handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. "

Praying for both of you.

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DrivenBY 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think the fact that you don't like that you're drinking alcohol and not eating is a sign that you don't want to do these things and you know they're bad. Why not let that be your drive? Just live, stop doing those things, see what happens. Think about all of the people who were in really bad situations, but they got up, pressed on, moved forward, and managed to pull through and help others.

If you said you needed a drive, why not just helping others in general be your drive? It's a biblical and Christ like thing to help others. And even if they don't appreciate the help, you're still helping them and bringing them one step closer to God. You can use your experiences of going through bad times to help others get out of theirs and let them know that God is with them and forgives them of all their sin, regardless of what they're going through. And according to the Bible, our main purpose is to share Christ and His love with others, because He loves us so much, He gave His life for us. Also remember, God loves you always, even when you hate yourself, are dissapointed with yourself, and others may not like you, God loves you always. Jesus loves you so much He died for you.

If you said you need a reason to believe in Jesus, I would recommend watching inspiringphilosphy's videos. Specifically His series on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ErnJF_nwBk&list=PL1mr9ZTZb3TUYymBPce08oyuhnHLLkR_B&index=2&t=0s) In terms of learning about God, I would recommend you read your Bible and use the resources given to you to learn about God, and you're not going to be perfect when you start but if you keep moving forward, God will help you and will help you grow as a better person, and will make you into who he wants you to be. Some resources I would recommend would be: GotQuestions, Adrian Rodgers sermons Billy Graham, and WWUTT. But most importantly, read your Bible: because no pastor is perfect or is going to solve every problem for you and you need to grow in God's word. (See the following vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HynerviUiTc)

You need to know that you're not perfect and that everyday you're going to grow into who God made you to be. So if you struggle and make mistakes, confess it to God, don't dwell on it, and move forward. You'll get there, you just need to keep walking.

I honestly don't think you should end your life. If you end your life, you're telling everyone that you're giving up and that you don't want to press on in life. You're telling God sending His only Son to die on the cross for you wasn't enough to save you from your sins and that you have to do more than that. That if you confess your sins your sins aren't forgiven, even if the Bible says that if you do confess them, they are forgiven. Accept God's grace and forgiveness, trust in him and don't reject it. Just trust in Him, His word, and receive Him. Jesus loves you.

I also want to tell you that nobody here would want you to end your life and would be devastated if you did. We’re praying for you and are hoping you’ll get better no matter what happens in your life. So know that we don’t want you to kill yourself, we want you to live. trust in Jesus and move forward. People here love you so much they want to share God’s’ love and help you.

No matter how many mistakes you make, It won't stop God from loving you. If you fall back into depression, drinking, or whatever, know that God forgave you of all of your sin when He sent His Son To die on the cross to save you from all of your sins. All you need to to is believe in Him.

"that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

Remember that God loves you no matter what you do, He will always forgive you if you mess up. God will always forgive you of your sins, you just need to confess it, accept His forgiveness, and move forward

Lean on Jesus, Trust in Him.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." Romans 8:1