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I Believe

Rutledge, TN

#61 Jan 26, 2013
God is GOD and he is a just God and he is full of Mercy and Grace. He is our Father and he has ALL wisdom and i love him and i trust him. This whole universe belongs to God.He made it, and everything in it, is his.
I Believe

Rutledge, TN

#62 Jan 26, 2013
God Saying "I Love You"

Each of us in this life wants more than anything to be loved. We work for love. We strive for love. We make fools out of ourselves for love. We long to feel that love warming our hearts and souls. We strain our ears each day for just a whisper of those three glorious words: "I love you."

What most of us don't realize, however, is just how much God loves us. God is showing us and telling us how much He loves us everyday. When you see the sun rising over the mountains, feel the cool breeze kissing your face, and hear the sweet songs of birds blessing your ears that is God saying, "I love you." When you see the adoring eyes of your dog looking up at you and feel the gentle brush of your cat against your hand that is God saying, "I love you." When you hear music that uplifts your soul with joy and read words that make your heart and mind soar into the heavens that is God saying, "I love you." When you hear the laughter of children playing and feel the warm hug of your own child against you that is God saying, "I love you." When you have the loving support of your family and the wonderful kindness of your friends no matter what you are going through that is God saying, "I love you." When you find your thoughts and feelings always leading you towards growth, learning, love, and joy that is God saying, "I love you." When your life's circumstances both good and bad help you to keep growing stronger, better, happier, and more loving each day that is God saying, "I love you."

God is always telling you and showing you just how much He loves you. Don't be afraid then to say, "I love you too God." Don't be afraid to live that love in your life either. Love God with everything you have and with everything you are. Love yourself, love your neighbor, and make this whole world your neighborhood. Always remember that God is love, that life is joy, and that we are one. And always listen for the million ways that God says, "I love you."
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#63 Jan 26, 2013
I Believe wrote:
Surely God could have spared the children! People tend to assume that children are innocent, even if their parents are doing bad things. The assumption is unfounded. For example, Palestinian Muslim children are officially taught in grammar school to hate their Jewish neighbors. They are so well indoctrinated that some of them give up their lives in suicide bombings as children. Corruption literally does breed corruption, which is why God did not want the Hebrews tainted by the other corrupt cultures of the Middle East.
Surely there must have been other innocent adults in those cities who were destroyed with the wicked! There actually is an example of a time when God was asked if He would destroy the innocent along with the wicked. Prior to destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham asked God if He would destroy the righteous along with the wicked. God replied that He would spare the entire city for 50 righteous people. Abraham kept reducing the possible number of righteous people, asking God if He would destroy the entire city along with those number of righteous people. God's reply in each case was that He would not destroy the righteous along with the wicked. The lowest number Abraham asked about was ten righteous people, although the answer would likely be the same with as few as one righteous individual. How do we know this? God sent two angels to warn the four righteous people in Sodom to flee before He destroyed the city. It is quite convenient that such details are usually left out of atheistic sites complaining about the "evil" perpetrated by God. In fact, God saved certain people from being killed in cities such as Jericho.
And YOU don't think that children are inherently innocent? Being brainwashed as a child before you are old enough to have reasoning power is a hell of a lot different than being evil.
I Believe

Rutledge, TN

#64 Jan 26, 2013
Probably the most difficult part of these commands from God is that He ordered the death of children and infants as well. Why would God order the death of innocent children? Because they would have grown up as adherents to the evil religions and practices of their parents. If those infants and children had lived into adulthood, they would have turned into something similar to their parents… or worse! Surely the issue of God commanding violence in the Old Testament is difficult, but we must remember God sees things from an eternal perspective, and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9).
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#65 Jan 27, 2013
I Believe wrote:
Probably the most difficult part of these commands from God is that He ordered the death of children and infants as well. Why would God order the death of innocent children? Because they would have grown up as adherents to the evil religions and practices of their parents. If those infants and children had lived into adulthood, they would have turned into something similar to their parents… or worse! Surely the issue of God commanding violence in the Old Testament is difficult, but we must remember God sees things from an eternal perspective, and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9).
I love how Christians resort to the "his ways are not our ways" when something "he" does makes no sense or they can find no rational answer. This, after constantly insisting that they know God, that the Bible is not contradictory and that He is not the author of confusion! lmao

This whole idea of killing children before they can become their parents was carried out by another self-proclaimed "ruler" - Hitler.
Anonymous

United States

#66 Jan 27, 2013
agnostic wrote:
<quoted text>I love how Christians resort to the "his ways are not our ways" when something "he" does makes no sense or they can find no rational answer. This, after constantly insisting that they know God, that the Bible is not contradictory and that He is not the author of confusion! lmao

This whole idea of killing children before they can become their parents was carried out by another self-proclaimed "ruler" - Hitler.
The concept of grace wasn't an accepted idea in the time and culture. Grace and forgiveness being a Christian concept, the prophets of the law were much harsher.
Jesus said,"Suffer (or permit) the little children to come to me."
Completely different concept.
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#67 Jan 27, 2013
bassman1957 wrote:
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The concept of grace wasn't an accepted idea in the time and culture. Grace and forgiveness being a Christian concept, the prophets of the law were much harsher.
Jesus said,"Suffer (or permit) the little children to come to me."
Completely different concept.
Not sure what your post has to do with mine.......
Well

Powell, TN

#68 Jan 27, 2013
Outspoken shlt wrote:
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Wow that's awesome! Don't know who marked me as clueless and nuts, but I do know my own life.
You are right. You know your life. There are other means of gaining strength and redirecting the way things turn out. My spiritual journey has taken me to new places and with good positive outcome. Too many Christians get so defensive and that to me is scary , yes I know we are all human with emotions , but it is not an excuse to attack another person who is seeking help. It causes a stain on your character.
Well

Powell, TN

#69 Jan 27, 2013
I Believe wrote:
Probably the most difficult part of these commands from God is that He ordered the death of children and infants as well. Why would God order the death of innocent children? Because they would have grown up as adherents to the evil religions and practices of their parents. If those infants and children had lived into adulthood, they would have turned into something similar to their parents… or worse! Surely the issue of God commanding violence in the Old Testament is difficult, but we must remember God sees things from an eternal perspective, and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Ok I call BullShyt , it says for us to work to be like him. So how is his ways supposed to not be ours? God says he gives us a free will and then murders children and adults because they accepted it. Ok that makes sense.
Anonymous

United States

#70 Jan 27, 2013
agnostic wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure what your post has to do with mine.......
My point is that many Christians defend the old testament as if we are supposed to practice the same practices, much of what Jesus taught us is a contrast to what was practiced under the law.
My example was Jesus loving the children, rather than the law killing them for the sins of their parents.
Sorry, my head goes faster than my fingers sometimes.
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#71 Jan 27, 2013
bassman1957 wrote:
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My point is that many Christians defend the old testament as if we are supposed to practice the same practices, much of what Jesus taught us is a contrast to what was practiced under the law.
My example was Jesus loving the children, rather than the law killing them for the sins of their parents.
Sorry, my head goes faster than my fingers sometimes.
Thanks for clarifying!

Most Christians cling to parts of the OT that support whatever they believe or want to do. They conveniently claim it doesn't apply in cases where it doesn't work for them. Can't have it both ways!
janice

Tazewell, TN

#72 Feb 27, 2013
your choice wrote:
Don't believe IN prayer, when your burning IN hell It will be to late. People kill me they think everyone that goes to church should be perfect, were none good, We ALL come short of the glory of god. Want to find the problem, get a mirror, look into It, and tell me what you see? Prayer does help so does going to church, if you go to worriship the lord!!!!!
yes prayer works,God dont always answer the prayer when you want him to he answers it when you need it. You got to have faith that God will answer that prayer ,not because you want it now, you have to have the faith he will answer it. the most prayer ive ask God is to save me and save my family. my dad was a preacher and he prayed every day ,and he prayed in 2006 that my grandaughter will be saved we all did and he passed away my mom prayed the same prayer and she passed away in april 2010 and we all still prayed for he to get saved .and in august 2010 she was saved and God hears us and if you need it he will have it come to pass on his time not yours tests the faith to see how faith you have to beleve in the prayer, and poeple that go to church ant perfect we sin to and if we was perfect we wouldnt have no reason to pray.when god splits the sky and all who are saved will be on that cloud, im going to go meet him in the air. and its youe chose if you go to Heaven or Hell. and who is saved will go to Heaven and the ones that are not well go to Hell. and god gave you the chose to be saved .I no prayer works but not always right then .you have to have faith that God will answer that prayer
Yes

New Tazewell, TN

#73 Feb 27, 2013
janice wrote:
<quoted text> yes prayer works,God dont always answer the prayer when you want him to he answers it when you need it. You got to have faith that God will answer that prayer ,not because you want it now, you have to have the faith he will answer it. the most prayer ive ask God is to save me and save my family. my dad was a preacher and he prayed every day ,and he prayed in 2006 that my grandaughter will be saved we all did and he passed away my mom prayed the same prayer and she passed away in april 2010 and we all still prayed for he to get saved .and in august 2010 she was saved and God hears us and if you need it he will have it come to pass on his time not yours tests the faith to see how faith you have to beleve in the prayer, and poeple that go to church ant perfect we sin to and if we was perfect we wouldnt have no reason to pray.when god splits the sky and all who are saved will be on that cloud, im going to go meet him in the air. and its youe chose if you go to Heaven or Hell. and who is saved will go to Heaven and the ones that are not well go to Hell. and god gave you the chose to be saved .I no prayer works but not always right then .you have to have faith that God will answer that prayer
You are so right! PRAYER DOES WORK! I've had so many MIRACLE'S in my life, I wouldn't know where to begin!! People can make that RIGHT choice or the WRONG one. HEAVEN or HELL! There's a Church that I went too, a while back and they don't believe in MIRACLE'S. I stopped going there really fast! GOD IS GREAT!
Prayer

Tazewell, TN

#74 Feb 27, 2013
Prayer is not for getting your way when you want it. It's about communicating with God on a personal level, understanding His love for us, and learning to see that even in the bad times, He will always turn it for good. It's about learning to trust Our Heavenly Father, to take care of us and to know what is best for our lives as we would our own parents. It's about keeping the Faith that because His Son died on the Cross and rose again on the 3rd day so that we would have the Grace to be free from sin and the law of Moses, and knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Even in the trying times, He is right there with us. That's the true power of prayer.
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#75 Feb 27, 2013
janice wrote:
<quoted text> yes prayer works,God dont always answer the prayer when you want him to he answers it when you need it. You got to have faith that God will answer that prayer ,not because you want it now, you have to have the faith he will answer it. the most prayer ive ask God is to save me and save my family. my dad was a preacher and he prayed every day ,and he prayed in 2006 that my grandaughter will be saved we all did and he passed away my mom prayed the same prayer and she passed away in april 2010 and we all still prayed for he to get saved .and in august 2010 she was saved and God hears us and if you need it he will have it come to pass on his time not yours tests the faith to see how faith you have to beleve in the prayer, and poeple that go to church ant perfect we sin to and if we was perfect we wouldnt have no reason to pray.when god splits the sky and all who are saved will be on that cloud, im going to go meet him in the air. and its youe chose if you go to Heaven or Hell. and who is saved will go to Heaven and the ones that are not well go to Hell. and god gave you the chose to be saved .I no prayer works but not always right then .you have to have faith that God will answer that prayer
Eventually SOMETHING will happen - one way or the other. Whatever the outcome is, you can chalk it up to "God's will", which supports that theory that prayer "works". Or you can be realistic and know that things happen through the choice and actions of individuals.
Anonymous

United States

#76 Mar 1, 2013
agnostic wrote:
<quoted text>Eventually SOMETHING will happen - one way or the other. Whatever the outcome is, you can chalk it up to "God's will", which supports that theory that prayer "works". Or you can be realistic and know that things happen through the choice and actions of individuals.
I assume your comment is made out of your experiences. That being the case, and you being agnostic, the assessment is probably correct. A non believer doesn't practice faith in God, and He doesn't require Himself to answer a prayer prayed without faith. He is gracious, and does at times answer prayers from non believers.
Any believer can tell you of instances where things have happened that can only be attributed to an answered prayer. Just because you don't believe my prayers have been answered, don't make it so. And before you say that I can't prove prayers get answered, you can't prove they don't.
Not hatin', just statin'.
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#77 Mar 1, 2013
bassman1957 wrote:
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I assume your comment is made out of your experiences. That being the case, and you being agnostic, the assessment is probably correct. A non believer doesn't practice faith in God, and He doesn't require Himself to answer a prayer prayed without faith. He is gracious, and does at times answer prayers from non believers.
Any believer can tell you of instances where things have happened that can only be attributed to an answered prayer. Just because you don't believe my prayers have been answered, don't make it so. And before you say that I can't prove prayers get answered, you can't prove they don't.
Not hatin', just statin'.
My assessment is actually based on my observation of the world around me and listening to the stories of people who insist that their prayers were answered.

I agree that neither of us can prove that prayers are answered or not. It simply is a matter of perspective - and how long one is willing to allow for the possibility that it's still "in the works",rather than having been answered with a "no".
Anonymous

Winchester, KY

#78 Mar 1, 2013
agnostic wrote:
<quoted text>My assessment is actually based on my observation of the world around me and listening to the stories of people who insist that their prayers were answered.

I agree that neither of us can prove that prayers are answered or not. It simply is a matter of perspective - and how long one is willing to allow for the possibility that it's still "in the works",rather than having been answered with a "no".
It's only a matter of perspective when rationalized rather than experienced. I realize you have no basis from which to personally assess whether or not prayers get answered. No surprise to me that you doubt.
I kindly suggest to you that you try listening to those of us who have had the experience with an open mind.
I hope you get that I'm not in any way taking a "holier than thou" attitude with you. And I admit that I am asking something of you I can't return. You see, I can't explore the possibility of God not existing. He is real to me.
agnostic

Tazewell, TN

#79 Mar 6, 2013
bassman1957 wrote:
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It's only a matter of perspective when rationalized rather than experienced. I realize you have no basis from which to personally assess whether or not prayers get answered. No surprise to me that you doubt.
I kindly suggest to you that you try listening to those of us who have had the experience with an open mind.
I hope you get that I'm not in any way taking a "holier than thou" attitude with you. And I admit that I am asking something of you I can't return. You see, I can't explore the possibility of God not existing. He is real to me.
People pray for things when they feel they have no personal control over a situation and therefore need to appeal to a higher power. While they are waiting and hoping, it gives them comfort to think they have someone else in their corner. I don't see this as a bad thing - it gives them hope.

My observance,however, is too many people relying on praying things done instead of being realistic about their responsibilities in affecting the outcome.
Anonymous

Winchester, KY

#80 Mar 6, 2013
agnostic wrote:
<quoted text>People pray for things when they feel they have no personal control over a situation and therefore need to appeal to a higher power. While they are waiting and hoping, it gives them comfort to think they have someone else in their corner. I don't see this as a bad thing - it gives them hope.

My observance,however, is too many people relying on praying things done instead of being realistic about their responsibilities in affecting the outcome.
I do agree with you there.
Jesus met the physical needs of people first, then the spiritual needs. If someone is hungry, a prayer is good but a burger is better. As my mama says, "You need to put legs on your prayers."

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