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#325 Dec 16, 2012
blairsville devil wrote:
John,There could be other honest people in Union County,a few of them could even be women.The fact is that I met some of both,men and women.I did learn was that if you were paying a person to work for you ,they would tell you only what they thought you wanted to hear.Many years go I concluded that nothing could be destroyed,but did become other forms of matter.Later I learned that much smarted people thought the same.I posted last week something pertaining to energy and brain waves.It was written more in he vein of satire,but a part of it was objective.I was alluding to re-incarnation.
You are one strange character.
blairsville devil

Zephyrhills, FL

#326 Dec 16, 2012
L.Wood I believe this may come as a surprise ,but I am not sure that removing prayer from schools has been beneficial to society.But I do suppoert seperation of religion and state.The reason being that the ten commandments were the only guideance that many children were receiving.When prayer was forbidden from schools it wasn't replaced,no teaching of respect for others and their possessions and love for others.Young children need both while their minds and consciences are developing.I don't think they should be told there is a devil behind every tree and they are going to hell at anytime.Instilling fear isn't a good motivating technique.
John

Jefferson, GA

#327 Dec 16, 2012
I really can't add anything to the conversation. I'm spent. I think I'll read the Internet.

“No news is good news!”

Since: Jun 09

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#328 Dec 16, 2012
blairsville devil wrote:
L.Wood I believe this may come as a surprise ,but I am not sure that removing prayer from schools has been beneficial to society.But I do suppoert seperation of religion and state.The reason being that the ten commandments were the only guideance that many children were receiving.When prayer was forbidden from schools it wasn't replaced,no teaching of respect for others and their possessions and love for others.Young children need both while their minds and consciences are developing.I don't think they should be told there is a devil behind every tree and they are going to hell at anytime.Instilling fear isn't a good motivating technique.
BD, thank you for this post. I agree with you. I think it is the responsibility of the parents first to love, spend time with, teach ethics and morals, and make respect a huge part of life, before they send them to school. I support separation of church and state. I know we both have seen where the state or nation embraces someone who wants prayer forbidden from schools and anything else they can dissect out. The woman who started her drive to get prayer out of schools was an atheist and I blame media as well for bringing her to light on talk radio and tv.

I am old enough to remember the great teachers and schools I attended where prayer and chapel services were a huge part of life from elementary all the way through two colleges. Now that is just my personal experience and it was good I feel. At the last college I was allowed and encouraged to use God and the Bible in all my papers. I felt the freedom to write from my heart many times.

I remember how my parents and others attended school functions and helped in school events. I give God the glory for bringing two wonderful people together and having me as a daughter. I watched how they conducted their lives and it prepared me for my own life and business as well. My dad worked hard and later when he did business on his own he was honest. My mom was a great helpmate and she prepared me for a home of my own. They cut no deals nor took shortcuts; I always knew the "look" too it was more beneficial than a whipping.

No fear should not be instilled in children about anything to extreme. There are right methods to teaching about Heaven and Hell. Many children today come to know Jesus Christ at an earlier age than I did. If one knows Jesus then Hell is not scary because one is secure in knowing it will not be part of their afterlife.
ronjon

Dawsonville, GA

#329 Dec 17, 2012
John wrote:
I really can't add anything to the conversation. I'm spent. I think I'll read the Internet.
i wish that laural wood would follow your example and be spent for ahwhile doenst she ever run down she goes on and on about how w onderful and religious se is like she has to justify it all to convince herself wonder if sh talkes like she writes on topics like one of them chatty kathy dolls blah blah blah blah blah blah
George

Dawsonville, GA

#330 Dec 17, 2012
I have found most preachers wives and their daughters, have very little morals and love to screw around.
Oh my

Young Harris, GA

#331 Dec 17, 2012
Laurel Wood wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
...I am old enough to remember the great teachers and schools I attended where prayer and chapel services were a huge part of life from elementary all the way through two colleges. Now that is just my personal experience and it was good I feel. At the last college I was allowed and encouraged to use God and the Bible in all my papers. I felt the freedom to write from my heart many times.
Chapel Services in Elementary School, must not have been a public school.

I too remember public school when daily prayer was piped into every room over the PA System, for some reason these were all Christian prayers without regard for the Jewish students. There was no teaching of morals, you were simply expected to behave, not be disruptive, pay attention to the lesson, and not hit your fellow students. That was the extent of the "moral" techings in the long lost good ol' days.

Tell us what colleges discourage reference to God in writngs if those references are pertinent.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#332 Dec 17, 2012
Did God find it acceptable to have 20 children massacred at school ?

Did the NonChristian kids go to hell ?

Did the Jewish teachers that sacrificed their lives protecting the kids go to hell ?

If the murder asked for forgiveness did he go to Heaven ?

When you see the murderer in Heaven, will you shake his hand ?

Just wondering.
Hill Will

Jefferson, GA

#333 Dec 17, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
Did God find it acceptable to have 20 children massacred at school ?

NO!

Did the NonChristian kids go to hell ?

NO!

Did the Jewish teachers that sacrificed their lives protecting the kids go to hell ?

NO!

If the murder asked for forgiveness did he go to Heaven ?

YOU MEAN BEFORE HE MURDERED HIMSELF???

When you see the murderer in Heaven, will you shake his hand ?

YOU WON'T SEE HIM IN THE KINGDOM.

Just wondering.
WONDER NO MORE! All the tanslations are pretty clear that those who do not live by the Spirit will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians Chapter 5 is a good read.

New International Version (©1984)
and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

New Living Translation (©2007)
envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

English Standard Version (©2001)
envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance--as I told you before--that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

International Standard Version (©2012)
envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

American King James Version
Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they which practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament
hard drinking, riotous feasting, and the like. And as to these I forewarn you, as I have already forewarned you, that those who are guilty of such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God.

World English Bible
envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Young's Literal Translation
envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the reign of God shall not inherit.

Since: May 15

Madison, AL

#334 May 11, 2015
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Great post.
I have to believe God, who obviously by definition has important things with which to concern himself, would be the slightest bit interested in what name we call Him or Her, how we "worship" Him or Her, or which parts of the Bible, Koran, or whatever we take as literal or allegorical.
Hard to believe that God doesn't find such fixation on triviality amusing, or annoying.
By the way, if the Fightin Irish were to play the Dawgs, on which sideline would God sit ? So far, this year, the Catholics seem to have the one true religion, and the rest of us got some splaining to do.
Wrong. God was on Alabama's side because they made the Fightin Irish look like a high school team. And Notre Dame has some splaining to do because of all the kids their priests rape every year. Catholics shouldn't even be considered Christians. Looks like Catholics need to start buying indulgences again with the almighty dollar. Try thinking up your own heart felt prayer instead of using a prayer written by someone hundreds of years ago. Use your brain. Don't let the poop determine your every thought, especially when it comes to praying.

Since: May 15

Madison, AL

#335 May 11, 2015
John wrote:
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Let's take one thought at a time.
"I used the word spirituality because you had hinted of starting your own following and although probably not "new age" it is a steering away from existing churches." Hunnn?
I'm not trying to establish my own following. I am a Christ Follower.
I attend a church where the pastor is "ordained" by the Baptist Chruch. I didn't start it and it has been in existence for several years, now.
The congergration consist of Gracefilled Catholics, Baptist, and other "Churches." I'm not new age.
I'm not starting a "new Church". Church (ekklesia) was established over 2000 years ago. There is one-God, one-Church, and one-Gospel. What we try to do is to be the Church by being outwardly focused in the community, instead of inwardly focused.
As far as a denomination, I'm Baptist because I believe in the priesthood of the believer and I don't believe infant baptism. I fellowship with all believers and non-believers. Ekklesia is where two or more are gathered and Chist is in our mist.
The Baptist Faith and Message (XI. Evangelism and Missions)
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man's spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
Source: http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp
How can you consider a church named after John the Baptist a "Christian" church? The church is the body of Christ, not John the Baptist. According to the New Testament, John anticipated a messianic figure greater than himself, and Jesus was the one whose coming John foretold.You might as well believe in infant baptism, you go to a church that honors the name of someone other than Christ. The last time I read about John the Baptist in the New Testament, which was not long ago, the daughter of Herodias asked for John's head. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.(Mark 6:21-29, KJV) Jesus was laid in a tomb, but he was not decapitated. He rose three days later. That is when the church originated. You must have a new age hip bible, mine is one of the more than 5 billion printed. I also do not recall reading in the bible that the first time Baptists were mentioned was in Antioch. My bible mentions that Antioch is where the word Christian was first used. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.(Acts 11:26)

Since: May 15

Madison, AL

#336 May 11, 2015
Follower of Christ 777 wrote:
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Wrong. God was on Alabama's side because they made the Fightin Irish look like a high school team. And Notre Dame has some splaining to do because of all the kids their priests rape every year. Catholics shouldn't even be considered Christians. Looks like Catholics need to start buying indulgences again with the almighty dollar. Try thinking up your own heart felt prayer instead of using a prayer written by someone hundreds of years ago. Use your brain. Don't let the poop determine your every thought, especially when it comes to praying.
By the way, where does the bible mention the pope?

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