How Can Jesus Change Your Life?
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Since: May 10
#1 Dec 28, 2010
How Can Jesus Change Your Life?
JESUS CHRIST was a Great Teacher who lived in Palestine almost 2,000 years ago. Very little is known about his childhood. It is well attested, however, that when he was about 30 years of age, he started his ministry to "bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37; Luke 3:21-23) The four disciples who wrote accounts of his life focus on the three and a half years that followed.
During his ministry, Jesus Christ gave his disciples a command that could be an antidote to many of the world's ills. What was that? Jesus said: "I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another." (John 13:34) Yes, the solution to many of mankind's problems is love. When, on another occasion, Jesus was asked which commandment is the greatest, he answered: "'You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this,'You must love your neighbor as yourself.'"Matthew 22:37-40.
Jesus showed us by words and deeds how to love God and fellow humans. Let us consider a few examples and see what we can learn from him.
In one of the best-known sermons in history, Jesus Christ told his followers: "No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches." (Matthew 6:24) Is Jesus' teaching about putting God first in our lives still practical today, when so many people believe that money solves all problems? True, we need money to get by.(Ecclesiastes 7:12) Yet, if we let "Riches" be our master, "the love of money" will control us, dominating our whole life.(1 Timothy 6:9, 10) Many who have fallen into this trap have ended up losing their family, their health, and even their lives.
On the other hand, looking to God as our Master gives meaning to life. As the Creator, he is the Source of life, and thus, he alone is worthy of our worship.(Psalm 36:9; Revelation 4:11) Those who learn about his qualities and come to love him are moved to observe his commandments.(Ecclesiastes 12:13; 1 John 5:3) By doing so, we benefit ourselves.Isaiah 48:17.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus also taught his disciples how to show love for fellow humans. He said: "All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must likewise do to them." (Matthew 7:12) The word "men" that Jesus used here includes even one's enemies. In the same sermon, he said: "Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you." (Matthew 5:43, 44) Would not such love solve many of the problems that we face today? Hindu leader Mohandas Gandhi thought so. He is quoted as saying: "When [we] shall get together on the teachings laid down by Christ in this Sermon on the Mount, we shall have solved the problems ... of the whole world." Jesus' teachings about love, if applied, can solve many of mankind's ills.
Not only did Jesus teach profound truths about how to show love but he also practiced what he taught. For example, he put the interests of others ahead of his own. One day Jesus and his disciples were so busy helping people that they had no time even to eat a meal. Jesus saw the need for his disciples to rest up a bit, and he took them to a lonely place. But when they got there, they found a crowd waiting for them. How would you have responded upon seeing a crowd who expected you to work when you felt that you needed a little break? Well, Jesus "was moved with pity for them" and "started to teach them many things." (Mark 6:34) This concern for others always moved Jesus to assist them.....
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#2 Dec 28, 2010
Yeah WE KNOW JW hate Jesus and that's why they deny his divinity as your post clearly indicates! Sure you say he was a nice guy a great teacher and GODS son! While with the other side of your forked tongue you say he was just an angel and he really didn't resurrect himself in the flesh and Jehovah is really our judge because Jesus doesn't really have any authority! You belong to a blasphemous cult brainiac!
#4 Dec 28, 2010
Only you can change your life. Jesus can point the way but it is up to you to follow it.
Using Jesus as a magic talisman and claiming that all that is needed is faith in this talisman and 10% of your gross earnings has created many financially powerful churches filled with lazy deluded people who have taken the wide and easy path with the comfortable chairs that are an added perk to what is provided for your 10%!
#5 Dec 28, 2010
how much do you know about this talisman?are you massive producer and advertiser of your own talismans worthy only 0.2% of genuity?
Hapalong "Cassidy"-Fred show me biblical scriptual proofs of not genuity of talisman of 10% values of gross earning.
Bible will show you 100% proof that your masive worldwide advertising of your talismans valued IS only 0.2% not even worthy 0.01% VALUE OF TRUE SPIRITUAL SALVATION OF BIBLE
#6 Dec 28, 2010
God delegates everything.
If I had the power, I would do the same thing, and go golfing in the Andromeda Galaxy, and knock a few stars around.
"Wherever two or more are gathered together, I will be there ..."
Remember THAT Scripture?
The "Bride of Christ is not some olive skinned Jewish Gal with a nice smile and big ... er ... ambitions.
The Bride of Christ is the congregation of God, like a flock of "sheep" that hears his voice, and responds.
Sheep are not too smart, and neither are people ... and Jehovah's Witnesses are no exception ... that is why all congregants HAVE TO BE SHEPHERDED, hopefully in the right direction ... but, sheep being generally stupid, go in every direction.
The person that wants to "make it on his own" is like a United States Marine that decides it is up to him to decide policy and missions ... they used to hang them by the neck until dead, for that.
A Confederate Army enlisted man was terrified when called before General Robert E. Lee for a crime he had committed. Lee, sensing this attempted to console him "Don't worry son, from me you will get justice." The soldier exclaimed in fear "...that's what I am afraid of".
Let's get down to the nitty-gritty, where the rubber meets the road, where the hammer hits the nail, to the bird's eye low down on the matter ....
There is a "Bride of Christ", his congregation.
If not Jehovah's Witnesses ....
I expect very little from humans ... I happen to be one, so I understand about that, however ....
If not Jehovah's Witnesses ....
Please post the answer here .... the answer should be very simple, straightforward, and unambiguous.
Then, in addition to making it clear here for all to see and benefit from, if you will please Email me ... if it is better than what I have now ... I will convert, and you will have won the debate, and I will tell you that you have, and post it here.
Even more important ... you will have saved my life ... if it is better than what I have now.
...thanking you in advance for the rescue, which everybody in this thread will see ... if what you have is better than what I have now ...
Willy-Nilly ... God delegated the Terran Shepherding to some of the sheep ... and OFTEN the ones who volunteer for the responsibility are those with the understanding ... but not the ability.
THAT is why God delegates .... He is training a NATION ... not individual "sheep".
Since: May 10
#7 Dec 29, 2010
#8 Dec 29, 2010
Jesus gives us a new birth
Thats why he will be called eternal Father
He cleanses us with his BLOOD, thats why he told Peter unless you let me wash you, you won't have any part of me.
He pleads for us before the Father, he is our High Priest in the manner of Melchizadek. And he brings about the reconciliation with us to his Father and now our Father in heaven
He is our friend if we do what he commands us, he is called wonderful counselor
He enters within our heart and eats the evening meal with us if we open our hearts to him.
That makes him our King
He changes us into his character ....and gives us everlasting life, that is why he is called Mighty god.
Since: May 10
#9 Dec 29, 2010
You see such articles aren't perceived as mere articles by JWS haters. They are perceived as pernicious propaganda which promotes their intensely hated WTBTS. Once perceived that way, JWS haters feel justified and ignoring everything that the aticle talks about.
In other words, it's a resounding trumpet call for the monotonous droning of the same anti WTBTS message to be posted once more in an effort to nullify and and discredit the source of the article whilre it's real message is relegated to the expendable.
Never mind that they are hijacking threads instead of starting their own. In fact, such people rarely if ever do post a thread. If they did, then how would the have time to hijack and derail any thread they dutifully tag as JWS propaganda?
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