“Jesus is coming soon”

Since: Nov 09

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#470011 Dec 9, 2012
Drew H wrote:
<quoted text>
When the Word is rightly divided, then all of the scripture that you have posted will make sense in its proper context.
You said, "Yes, he paid the penalty for sin. But, even this is temporary." This is true, and the age of grace will end and God will once again deal with the Jews. The body (church) will no longer be here on earth, and sacrifices will once again be the order of the day.
Only portions of the 4 gospels and most of the book of Acts are written to the church along with Paul's epistles (Romans through Philemon), and they are written for this present age, the age of grace which began at Pentecost and will end in the near future. the Daniel's seventieth week will begin. Hebrews through most of Revelation is written for the upcoming age.
There are different dispensations revealed throughout the Bible, and in this age/dispensation/stewardship, grace is how God dispenses salvation. God initiates it, God sustains it, and God finishes it. Furthermore, if it was up to us, according to the Bible, we have no power to initiate it because He must draw us to Himself. We can't go on our own. We can't sustain it because no one is sinless even after God has saved them. And we can't finish it because the wages of sin is death, so we all deserve and have earned is death (the wages of sin is death). The Bible even stated that God is the author and finisher of our faith.
Salvation guarantees eternal life. It is not temporary. It is eternal.
Many forget that the things recorded in the Bible that Jesus said are things He said while He was living on this earth. He had not yet been crucified and resurrected. So while Jesus was still living, the law still applied. There was no grace, but God has always been merciful, and He gives mercy to whomever He chooses, whenever He so chooses.
Good evening Drew. What you said is dead on that salvation does indeed guarantee eternal life, but we have to maintain that level of salvation through prayer and obedience to God's Word, we have to be as the Word warns, watchful and prayerful, and as the Lord said as well 'men are to always pray and not faint.

I am also impressed that you correctly pointed out that it is the Lord that pick choses and draws US unto HIM and not the other way around as so many incorrectly uses the term that they "accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour" when it actually doesn't work that way at all as you've pointed out that no one can come unto Christ accept the Father in heaven draws him/her. In your running down of the epistles written to the saints of the early church locations you left out tbe epistles by John, Jude, Peter and James.

As BLL uses the scriptures that he used to point out the error of the OSAS theology, you speak basically of another matter of the Lord's calling unto us and you are BOTH actually right in the points you are trying to establish.

Blessings.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#470012 Dec 9, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
Why not read about Abraham direcetly ?
In my post, I mentioned how that the authors of some of our "New Testament" texts quoted from Genesis 15. Additionally, the accounts by these authors are, indeed, accurate and profitable.
G_O_D wrote:
The above account wouldn't serve to prove the point I was making. Genesis 22, on the other hand, would.
G_O_D wrote:
Seems all people do is take the NT authors'(esp. Paul and John) opinions whithout reading the entire Scriptures to see what the Bible really says.
Why such a general accusation?

If what was written by the "New Testament" authors are incorrect, or even lies, then I could understand your complaint. But, if not, then we've no reason to disregard their commentary. Considering what's written by the author of Hebrews, we can see how that, in regards to the account of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice Isaac at the command of Father, that the author shed light on the matter. Hebrews 11:17-19 says, "By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." Now, as we read this account, originally in Genesis 22, there's nothing in this chapter that says what the author of Hebrews stated. But, we know that this must be the case considering what was written in Genesis 17. Verses 19 through 21 says, "Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year." And this brings us back to Genesis 15:6, which says, "And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness."
G_O_D wrote:
If one claims to be "guided by the Holy Spirit" then one has as much authority as Paul or anyone else.
I've never made such a claim, at least, not in the same sense as many do. As far as I believe, my guidance is from, primarily, the teachings of our anointed Savior. Our anointed Savior said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63)." If anything, I pray to Father, in the name of His only-begotten Son, to open my mind and heart to wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Then, I study like there's no tomorrow. I've never awaited some miraculous event to occur in order to learn of our Godhead. Perhaps, that's because early on, I was fortunate enough to learn about "speaker-audience" relevance.

Until next time...

Shalowm.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#470013 Dec 9, 2012
Brother Lee Love wrote:
<quoted text>In my post, I mentioned how that the authors of some of our "New Testament" texts quoted from Genesis 15.

Additionally, the accounts by these authors are, indeed, accurate and profitable.

The above account wouldn't serve to prove the point I was making. Genesis 22, on the other hand, would.

Why such a general accusation?.....
1. They took it out of context, didn't know the Jewish meaning of them and used a poor Greek translation instead of the Hebrew.

2. They are innacurate, flawed and of limited use.

3. Genesis 22 was include in in my comment.

4. Because it is true. Most don;t even read the Bible for inspired illumination. They simply accept Paul's opinion as truth, even when it contradicts Jesus or the Hebrew Scriptures.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#470014 Dec 9, 2012
Brother Lee Love wrote:
<quoted text>...If what was written by the "New Testament" authors are incorrect, or even lies, then I could understand your complaint..

I've never made such a claim, at least, not in the same sense as many do.....
1. Since I wasn't trained to acept the English Bible as perfect, I can read it without prejudice. It is full of errors, contradictions and lies. Jesus didn't write the Bible.

2. My apologies if you took that as directed at you. My point is that allegedly Paul's opinion is always right because he is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Thus, anyone inspired by the Holy Spirit hs just as perfect an opinion.

IMHO Paul was no different than anyone else and his opinions are no more valid than Muhammad's. Both were men with an agenda and claimed to be speaking for God.
Here For Now

Lenoir City, TN

#470015 Dec 9, 2012
Im dropping in to post this and say Goodnight to you all.
HFN
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Experiencing God Day By Day:
Wishing to Be Healed
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" (John 5:6)
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Jesus asked a man a question that appears to have had an obvious answer! He came upon a man who had been lame for thirty-eight years and who was sitting beside a pool of healing. Jesus asked him if he wanted to be healed. Why would Jesus ask such an obvious question? Perhaps the answer was not so clear. Bartimaeus was blind, yet when he cried out for Jesus to have mercy on him, Jesus asked what he wanted Him to do (Mark 10:51). It would have seemed apparent that the foremost concern of a blind person would be to receive sight. There were times, however, when Jesus considered it important for people to verbalize their need and specifically ask Him to heal them.
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Just because we are spiritually sick, or just because we are near a place of healing, does not necessarily mean we want to be made well. We may attend church regularly, but choose to remain sinful. Our generation has taken many of the activities that the Bible identifies as sin and has labeled them as addictions or character flaws or the result of an abusive upbringing. We act as if having an addiction is sufficient excuse for disobeying Gods commands. As Christians, we are no longer helpless victims of our sin. There is no sinful habit or past hurt that is beyond the healing touch of our Lord.
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Have you gone year after year without receiving spiritual healing? God is capable of freeing you, but you may have become comfortable in your sin. You may not want to be healed. If you really want to receive spiritual health, God can give it today. He wants you to ask Him.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#470016 Dec 9, 2012
Drew H wrote:
When the Word is rightly divided, then all of the scripture that you have posted will make sense in its proper context.
I'm aware. The issue, right now, is that I don't believe I'm taking any of the scriptures I quoted out of context. And yet, I patiently wait for someone...anyone...to provide substantial evidence that proves I am. Until then, I have no reason to change my stance.
Drew H wrote:
You said, "Yes, he paid the penalty for sin. But, even this is temporary." This is true, and the age of grace will end and God will once again deal with the Jews.
"Hath God cast away his people," asked Paul? "God forbid," he answered. Continuing, Paul writes, "Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace." Then, at Romans 3:1-2, it says, "What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God." And finally, Paul wrote of his "kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen (Rom 9:3-5)."

Let's not forget, "salvation is of the Jews (John 4:22)."

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 2:10
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.
Drew H wrote:
The body (church) will no longer be here on earth,
Does this coincide with the "first resurrection?" "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished (Rev 20:5)." As I understand it, only 144,000 are to be resurrected, to reign with our anointed Savior for a thousand years.
Drew H wrote:
and sacrifices will once again be the order of the day.
Share this with me, please and if you will, with scripture?
Drew H wrote:
Only portions of the 4 gospels and most of the book of Acts are written to the church along with Paul's epistles (Romans through Philemon), and they are written for this present age, the age of grace which began at Pentecost and will end in the near future. the Daniel's seventieth week will begin. Hebrews through most of Revelation is written for the upcoming age.

There are different dispensations revealed throughout the Bible, and in this age/dispensation/stewardship, grace is how God dispenses salvation. God initiates it, God sustains it, and God finishes it. Furthermore, if it was up to us, according to the Bible, we have no power to initiate it because He must draw us to Himself. We can't go on our own. We can't sustain it because no one is sinless even after God has saved them. And we can't finish it because the wages of sin is death, so we all deserve and have earned is death (the wages of sin is death). The Bible even stated that God is the author and finisher of our faith.

Salvation guarantees eternal life. It is not temporary. It is eternal.

Many forget that the things recorded in the Bible that Jesus said are things He said while He was living on this earth. He had not yet been crucified and resurrected. So while Jesus was still living, the law still applied. There was no grace, but God has always been merciful, and He gives mercy to whomever He chooses, whenever He so chooses.
I'm running out of room. I'll get to the above in another post.

Until then...

Shalowm.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#470017 Dec 9, 2012
PART TWO
Drew H wrote:
Only portions of the 4 gospels and most of the book of Acts are written to the church along with Paul's epistles (Romans through Philemon), and they are written for this present age, the age of grace which began at Pentecost and will end in the near future. the Daniel's seventieth week will begin.
So, we're still in the 69th week? Is this chronologically accurate? And as far as I'm concerned the whole bible is written to every person. Sure, by speaker-audience relevance, it's easy to conclude that certain teachings are directed primarily to the elect, but nonetheless, these teachings remain profitable to all.
Drew H wrote:
Hebrews through most of Revelation is written for the upcoming age.
I'm afraid I can't agree with you in this. Concerning Hebrews 6, it's clear that the author was directing this letter to those living, in that generation. What's also obvious, if you don't mind my saying so, is that the author also made reference to people in their most recent past.
Drew H wrote:
There are different dispensations revealed throughout the Bible, and in this age/dispensation/stewardship, grace is how God dispenses salvation.
Salvation through grace has always been offered. It's the means of salvation that have changed. In Leviticus 18, it's written, "Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD."
Drew H wrote:
God initiates it, God sustains it, and God finishes it. Furthermore, if it was up to us, according to the Bible, we have no power to initiate it because He must draw us to Himself. We can't go on our own. We can't sustain it because no one is sinless even after God has saved them. And we can't finish it because the wages of sin is death, so we all deserve and have earned is death (the wages of sin is death). The Bible even stated that God is the author and finisher of our faith.
When it's written that our anointed Savior is the author and finisher of our faith, this is to assure us that none need look any further to learn faith than in our anointed Savior: the perfect example of faith. This is why, just before this, it says, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus..(Heb 12:1-2)."

And as far as your statement regarding our being drawn to "God," forgive me for saying this, but I can't help but see this as a most prideful, exclusive belief. After Peter preached to Cornelius, all men are drawn and called to repentance. Acts 17:30 declares, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent."
Drew H wrote:
Salvation guarantees eternal life. It is not temporary. It is eternal.
Salvation, yes. To those that accept it and hold fast to it.
Drew H wrote:
Many forget that the things recorded in the Bible that Jesus said are things He said while He was living on this earth. He had not yet been crucified and resurrected. So while Jesus was still living, the law still applied. There was no grace, but God has always been merciful, and He gives mercy to whomever He chooses, whenever He so chooses.
We no longer have to be circumcised to enter into a covenant with "God," as we may enter in through our anointed Savior, as he fulfilled circumcision. In this, the literal practice came to naught, but the result remains. The same is true with sacrifice. The grace and mercy once received through the blood of animals came to naught, but the result remains through the blood of our anointed Savior. Not one law became irrelevant, though, other than what was fulfilled.

And you're misunderstanding Romans 9. I'll explain another time.

Shalowm.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#470018 Dec 9, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
1. They took it out of context, didn't know the Jewish meaning of them and used a poor Greek translation instead of the Hebrew.
In my opinion, they didn't take it out of context, at all. They were, simply, showing how that Abraham's faith produced righteous thoughts, actions, reactions, and speech.

Genesis 26:2-5
And the LORD appeared unto [Isaac], and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

And what's your issue with the Septuagint?
G_O_D wrote:
2. They are innacurate, flawed and of limited use.
As to inaccurate, we need not look any further than what's written in the "Old Testament" accounts to determine if what you say is true, or not. Fortunately, these accounts are combined into one book, with our "New Testament" accounts.

As to their being of limited use, you're entitled to your opinion. I guess much depends on what you study primarily.
G_O_D wrote:
3. Genesis 22 was include in in my comment.
I noticed...after the fact. My mistake.
G_O_D wrote:
4. Because it is true. Most don;t even read the Bible for inspired illumination. They simply accept Paul's opinion as truth, even when it contradicts Jesus or the Hebrew Scriptures.
Show me where Paul contradicts, and I'll show you where we misunderstand Paul's writings.
G_O_D wrote:
5. Since I wasn't trained to acept the English Bible as perfect, I can read it without prejudice. It is full of errors, contradictions and lies. Jesus didn't write the Bible.
Neither was I trained. My studies have been strictly a solo mission, since the beginning of my studies and with only a few years exception. Therefore, I agree, that our English translations have errors. But, I don't depend solely on our English translations, either. I know better than that.
G_O_D wrote:
6. My apologies if you took that as directed at you. My point is that allegedly Paul's opinion is always right because he is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Thus, anyone inspired by the Holy Spirit has just as perfect an opinion.
Apology accepted. Thank you.

And that's only if you believe that every believer is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit as the authors of the bible were. I, personally, do not believe such a thing. I believe such a belief derives from the believer's unwavering trust and confidence in the English translators and their translations. I know that many don't recognize the discrepancy in putting such faith in these men.
G_O_D wrote:
IMHO Paul was no different than anyone else and his opinions are no more valid than Muhammad's. Both were men with an agenda and claimed to be speaking for God.
I know that you know that I have to disagree with you.

Again, many people, especially believers, grossly misunderstand Paul's writings, which atheists and skeptics take advantage of constantly. And even with this being the case, I find it rare for anyone to even consider reconsidering and examining what they've been taught regarding Paul's writings. Instead, pride and/or fear overcomes reason and logic. Pride for those that can't fathom the mere possibility that they might be mistaken, or deceived, and fear for those that can't fathom change. Even now, I've asked two questions, repeatedly, that still haven't been answered.

"Fear what?" Based on Philippians 2:12.

And "In James' statement, what differentiates devils and you?" Based on James 2:19.

Until next time...

Shalowm.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470019 Dec 10, 2012
~*~*~*~*~*

Morning....

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

~ Author Unknown

Thought For The Day

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“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470020 Dec 10, 2012
Dear God,

Your Word gives us so much enlightenment and precious promises that we may trust and cling to. In John 12:26 "Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me." I come to you now and lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ who are so faithful to follow you in countries where they are persecuted for doing so. You have promised to honor them for believing in you and standing in faith. I pray that you will meet their every need. I pray for peace beyond understanding; for good health; for basic life needs of food, clothing, and shelter; for fellowship with other Christians; for protection from harm and evil; for opportunities to share the Gospel and witness your love in action; for the opportunity to read your Word; for happiness; for strength for the weak; for healing for the wounded; for a special touch upon their lives as their very lives are often in danger because they are Christians. God I love these precious people and my heart aches over the things they have suffered and face daily. Please carry them in the shelter of your power, your love, your protection. May the blood of Jesus cover them, cover us all, and keep us for that wonderful day of redemption to which we look forward. May your church live and prosper in every land. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.

Prime Time With God

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470021 Dec 10, 2012
Encouraging Words....

The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

Proverbs 18:10

K-Love

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#470022 Dec 10, 2012
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> There's nothing really to let go, this is a Christian based thread discussing an important subject, once saved always saved is not a Biblical teaching, as for my "payoff" it is called Eternal Life, and it will be mine so long as I maintain salvation through the obedience of God's Word.
I am referring to you "letting go" in the sense-
that, God can not be put in the box you and those likeminded
like you want to put Him into.

I wish for you that you would - let go and let God..-

You have no God given right to judge another man's soul-
or his destiny in the here ever after..

If you boast about any eternal >payoff< to your approach on
Salvation- then, my friend, you are --working-- too hard.

God doesn't need pompus- and neither does the world..
Lighten up.

ps. you can pass that along to your pastor also..

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470023 Dec 10, 2012
TIM958 wrote:
<quoted text>
I know u!!!!:^)
Who is SP Tim?

:-)

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470024 Dec 10, 2012
~*~*~*~*~*

Breath of Heaven....Amy Grant (I love this song)

http://youtu.be/3VyK8ftdF08

~*~*~*~*~*

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470025 Dec 10, 2012
Le_le wrote:
<quoted text>
I am referring to you "letting go" in the sense-
that, God can not be put in the box you and those likeminded
like you want to put Him into.
I wish for you that you would - let go and let God..-
You have no God given right to judge another man's soul-
or his destiny in the here ever after..
If you boast about any eternal >payoff< to your approach on
Salvation- then, my friend, you are --working-- too hard.
God doesn't need pompus- and neither does the world..
Lighten up.
ps. you can pass that along to your pastor also..
Hey Le_le....

Been a long time since we talked....Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas...

God Bless

(PS Seventies Chic had moved back into a brand new beautiful South Western style home...Gorgeous)

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#470026 Dec 10, 2012
~*~*~*~*~*

Have a great day everyone ....:-)

~*~*~*~*~*

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#470027 Dec 10, 2012
hick-up wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Le_le,
His preacher told him.
Is it cold at your house?
Supposed to be in the 80's here all week.
Are you ready for Ol Saint Nick?
Knock-knock ...
hu
It's a shame that people who think they are so on fire
for the Lord - are actually the ones putting out
any "flame" that might be started through Love and Grace..

I just have never bought into Militant Christianity..

St. Nick?? Why hu, you know he's not reeaalll..
Right??
You're gonna get all messed up!!
Yikes!

lol..

And- no not ready at all..

Have any Christmas recipes to share??
Is kay around?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#470028 Dec 10, 2012
Epiphany2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Le_le....
Been a long time since we talked....Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas...
God Bless
(PS Seventies Chic had moved back into a brand new beautiful South Western style home...Gorgeous)
Hey there!

I bet she did!
Please pass on my Love to Seventies!!
:)

I miss you guys!

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#470029 Dec 10, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
<quoted text>
Just wavin' at ya LeLe!
As always...it is good to see your upfront and from the heart words! LOL
Waving back at you Annie!

:)wanted to find this post of yours before signing off..

Like I said to Epi-- I miss all of you.

Wishing you a Merry and Bright day!
lol!
Seriously!

7576 do you play cribbage Annie??

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#470030 Dec 10, 2012
Le_le wrote:
`
To LAWEST100, you said:

I am referring to you "letting go" in the sense-
that, God can not be put in the box you and those likeminded
like you want to put Him into.

I wish for you that you would - let go and let God..-

You have no God given right to judge another man's soul-
or his destiny in the here ever after..

If you boast about any eternal >payoff< to your approach on
Salvation- then, my friend, you are --working-- too hard.

God doesn't need pompus- and neither does the world..
Lighten up.

ps. you can pass that along to your pastor also..
__________

To hick-up, you said:

It's a shame that people who think they are so on fire
for the Lord - are actually the ones putting out
any "flame" that might be started through Love and Grace..

I just have never bought into Militant Christianity..
__________

Dearest Le_le...

Forgive me for my intrusion, but is it possible you're being a little hard on LAWEST100, having not, yourself, taken into consideration the gravity of the situation?

So you understand and as I agree, there's a grave danger in believing in this "once saved, always saved" doctrine." And I, like LAWEST100, project my concerns in my opposition. And why? Because, it's quite common for those that believe in such a doctrine to become lackadaisical, lukewarm, and unprofitable. And I'm sure that, like me, this is LAWEST100's main concern and not as to whether or not he's correct in his beliefs and assertions. With that being said, is LAWEST100, or even myself, thinking, acting, or reacting, any differently than Paul? Consider the following account, please and if you would be so kind.
__________

Acts 17:22-23, 30-31, 32-34

Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
So Paul departed from among them.
Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
__________

What, Le_le, would have been your reaction and response to Paul had you been present to hear his speech?

How do you think these men of Athens felt after hearing that they were "too superstitious" and that they "ignorantly worship" an "UNKNOWN GOD"?

How do you think these men of Athens felt after Paul told them that the one, true "God," that he was revealing to them, winked at their "ignorance"?

Do you think Paul was quenching their "fire," or trying to ignite one?

Would you have mocked him, desired to hear him again of the matter, or clave unto him and believed?

Would you have told Paul to "lighten up"?

The fact of the matter is, LAWEST100 and those like-minded are doing nothing that hasn't been done first by the apostles and disciples of the early Church.

Thank you for your time and consideration, Le_le. And have a blessed day.

Until next time...

May the shalowm of our 'Elohiym remain with you and yours.

1Corinthians 2:15
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things.

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