Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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#474950 Jan 5, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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It is sad Annie
And what sucks is the people who believe OSAS that actually try their best to live by the teachings of Yeshua get sullied by people like this. Because people like this make a mockery of the faith and what's worse is they do it in God's name as if in defense of God and will tell you while doing it how justified they are and that you are going to hell while they are saved because they..ahem..are a new creation in Christ. And then what can anyone else say other than "oh he isn't REALLY a believer" when we know damn well he believes. If anything because he believes is why he gets so angry but then does things beyond unacceptable and in God's name.
Nobody will ever convince me Yeshua taught we could do this as much as we want (the examples you gave) and do it in the Lord's anme and it would make no difference. And let's face it, this is nothing. This is just Topix. And startling as it may be to read that stuff people justify waaaay waaay worse under the idea all their future sins are forgiven.
Thumper once said if a guy went on a shooting spree and then got killed or killed himself I guess and he believed and killed unbelievers that as unfortunate as it is the unbelievers would be in hell and the shooter would be in Heaven! I can't speak for the unbelievers but I can tell you with all my heart I don't believe the shooter would be in Heaven. What the heck separates that think of belief system from the guys that flew the planes into the building? I mean maybe that the shooter didn't claim he was doing it for God but i bet some have over the years. Like killing prostitutes or something telling themselves they are getting rid of evil. Or who the heck knows. All I know is if Yeshua would turn people away for not feeding the hungry, I sure as heck think you can't go out on a shooting spree. JMO
(T) Peace
I clicked on 1 of Annie's link and just got out of there quicker than a rabbit with a fox chasing it. I know many Christians, and have no need to run from them, in fact, I would run to them. A Christian is indeed, Christ Like, and there is no need to run from Christ, but there is much need to run to HIM. I'll just leave it there, in Peace :)

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Since: Aug 12

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#474951 Jan 5, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
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Bonsoir Qu, what do you think of my above obdervation. I believe that we as Christians are charged to care for and love all people equally however we have not been doing that rather I feel the opposite and it is sad and tragic.
I truly do understand how you feel... it would be nice if we were one, of the same mind and teaching... and believed the same things about Christ, loving people and all... but it's probaly for the best to continue to let your own light shine as that would help immensely... unfortunately, there are always going to be people who butt heads in here. Including yours truly.
Sora

San Diego, CA

#474952 Jan 5, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Mmhh.. indeed you are right, Monsieur :)
Bonsoir Madame Serah, this is just a mere thought.

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#474953 Jan 5, 2013
Please in mind I am only sharing.Thank you.

The making of Papyrus;

Ancient Egyptians harvest the papyus plant and turned it into writting material using the following.

The stem of the harvested reed was divided into sections usurally between 12 and 18 inches long.
The green outer rind was stripped off,exposing the soft inner pith.While still fresh the pith was cut
lengthwise into strips.

The strips were moistened with water until the pith softened to produce a natural gummy substance.
Then the strips were laid out vertically on a hard surface with their edges touching or slightly over lapped a second layer of strips was arranged horizontally over the first and covered with a cloth to absorb excess water.The gummy surface of the strips acted as a binding agent between the layers.

In order to consolidate the two layers the papyrus strips were pounded with a wooden mallet for an hour or more until the fibers broke down and matted together.Then the sheet was placed under a heavy weight and left to dry in the sun.The bonding of the layers of fibers made the papyrus strong enough to use as writting surface.

The dry sheet was trimmed and its surface was smoothed with pumice and burnished with a shell,stone or piece of ivory.The side with horizontal fibers was more carefully polished than the other.This was the side usually selected for writting although many papyrus documents were written on both sides.

The results creamy white sheets attached end to end with flour paste to make long length that were then rolled up as scrollls.The papyrus was rolled so that the veritical fibers which had more give were on the outside.To aid in unrolling the scrolls dowels made of wood or stone were attached to the ends.

Just sharing thought you might find this interesting.

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Since: Aug 12

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#474954 Jan 5, 2013
Sora wrote:
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Bonsoir Monseuir Qu, I pray that our posts do not come across as harsh but even Jesus was assertive when need be. What we see at work here is nothing more than pure ego and hardened hearts may God in His infinite mercy and power strengthen us to withstand the coming verbal storms. Modern Christianity I believe has strayed from the message of Jesus it has become commmerialized and fraudulent to a degree and God holds all people accountable for what we do in His name. Do you see my point mon ami?
Bonsoir Sora, thank you for the prayer. I see your point but for my own cognizance, I believe sometimes I have to step back and let God handle it... other times I might say something. The only one that I can truly control is me as I can be pretty assertive as well come hell or highwater. Like, if there is any warning from the scriptures... then yes, I might say something about it... but most of the time I just overlook it. A lot of times I learn something also by just reading or looking into something someone has posted to me.

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#474955 Jan 5, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
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Indeed this is so, I believe rotten trees cannot bear good fruit. The fruit of the spirit is pure and good even Satan can appear as an angel of light we are told to beware of false teachers.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 37:7-9
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8
I and my soulmate understand the King James Version better because we grew up reading Shakespeare and Chaucer. As Catholics we are fully aware we have our own bibles and the translations are the problem I believe, for us the English is too modern lol. I also believe that we become too entrenched in denominational warfare we are all of the body of Christ.
Thank you.
But I do not belong to any denomination matter of fact I do not belong to anyone either.The only one who might claim me is God.

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#474956 Jan 5, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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I wonder which churches they are.
<3
They were churches in Ancient "what is now called" Turkey which is in Asia. I believe that each of these 7 churches mentioned in Revelation has their own personality and each church had a different warning or "praise report" from Jesus. I believe that these 7 churches represents all local church assemblies within the Church Age... and a local church (that is the assembly of people/the groupthink) will exhibit at least one or more of these personalities listed in the churches in Revelations... and Jesus gives a head's up of what He thinks of them through the message to those 7 churches. So we can spiritually gauge what are church is like just by looking at those seven churches and see which personality fits. Then we can look to see what Jesus said about that particular church and get an understanding of what He thinks of our own church and what He is going to do.

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#474957 Jan 5, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>I truly do understand how you feel... it would be nice if we were one, of the same mind and teaching... and believed the same things about Christ, loving people and all... but it's probaly for the best to continue to let your own light shine as that would help immensely... unfortunately, there are always going to be people who butt heads in here. Including yours truly.
Bonsoir Qu, I see your point in this, I remember the quote I posted about Mother Theresa. What do you think of the scriptures I listed? We do prefer the King James Version and we see nothing wrong with it. All Catholics do not think alike we have our differences just like other people do. Sora and I are ecumenists. Letting our light shine is the best way we are not meant to hide it under a lantern or in a bushel it is meant to radiate from every pore of our being. Love and compassion are the most powerful emotions that exist.

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Since: Aug 12

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#474958 Jan 5, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Evening Qu, what's skaken'?
Good Bro... I had a long good workout at the gym today as the wife took the kids to a place called Dave & Buster's. Wanted to go but I needed some me-time for a change...lol ---> "Me-time"...

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#474959 Jan 5, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
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Thank you.
But I do not belong to any denomination matter of fact I do not belong to anyone either.The only one who might claim me is God.
Bonsoir Whispers, you are welcome. Yes, although I believe he has claimed us and we belong to Him because He knows us and loves us.

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Since: Aug 12

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#474960 Jan 5, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir Qu, I see your point in this, I remember the quote I posted about Mother Theresa. What do you think of the scriptures I listed? We do prefer the King James Version and we see nothing wrong with it. All Catholics do not think alike we have our differences just like other people do. Sora and I are ecumenists. Letting our light shine is the best way we are not meant to hide it under a lantern or in a bushel it is meant to radiate from every pore of our being. Love and compassion are the most powerful emotions that exist.
I hear ya about that, the KJV usage and the rest... I like the KJV as it is easier to remember scriptures with... I like the NLT and the versions also as it is closer to my way of speaking in these more modern times for my own understanding and use. So for me, that will continue... much respect and love to you though for your own views concerning the KJV and encumenism.

I was Christined in the Roman Catholic Church. For my own conscious sake, I left the Roman Catholic Church to pursue pre-catholic views on Christ.
Sora

San Diego, CA

#474961 Jan 5, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>Bonsoir Sora, thank you for the prayer. I see your point but for my own cognizance, I believe sometimes I have to step back and let God handle it... other times I might say something. The only one that I can truly control is me as I can be pretty assertive as well come hell or highwater. Like, if there is any warning from the scriptures... then yes, I might say something about it... but most of the time I just overlook it. A lot of times I learn something also by just reading or looking into something someone has posted to me.
Bonsoir monseieur Qu I see. It is best to let God either handle it himself or allow Him to work through us. We are merely the product of our thoughts after all and we must focus on the good in life. On another note my camera broke, I can most assuredly tell you that it cannot be fixed. I have a passion for photography and music I believe I have been blessed in these.

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#474962 Jan 5, 2013
Sora wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir monseieur Qu I see. It is best to let God either handle it himself or allow Him to work through us. We are merely the product of our thoughts after all and we must focus on the good in life. On another note my camera broke, I can most assuredly tell you that it cannot be fixed. I have a passion for photography and music I believe I have been blessed in these.
I'm sorry to hear about your camera.... but Praise God, it is a good excuse to tell Seraphine that you need a new and a better one... oops! Did I say that out loud? smile.

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#474963 Jan 5, 2013
Welp, Sora and Sera... heading out as I have to get up early in the morn and the ol' eyelids are getting heavy. I hope you have a Blessed night...

Quin

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Since: Jul 07

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#474964 Jan 5, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Amen <3 ebook link?
:)
Cheers ~ I've pulled it off or out.... what ever one does with an E Book, but will work on it this year; I guess it is like a Blog of sorts :) <3

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#474965 Jan 5, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOUUUUUUUUUUUU
DR SHRINK ALSO LOVES YOU, like little babe toy
this place is peaceful,
only few ungodly crips interupt this place, and don't want to understand sincere jokes of maestro dr shrink,leader of all insane spiritual and sick atheistis sending them to the mental institution,
esspecialy churches fanatics believing in the church sermons full of demented lies
good night my darling be be
LOL.... Peace is as Peace does ~ that is what I have learned. I cannot be Peaceful on the inside, and in my thoughts, if I am reading or writing nasty words. I seek that which I seek - Humility :)

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#474966 Jan 5, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonsoir, the fighting I see here is nothing short of shameful and in the process of doing so we degrade ourselves and we soil the name and image of God because we are his representatives. I believe that our Faith needs reform.
Agreed :)

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Since: Jul 07

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#474967 Jan 5, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
Sunday January 6
This Year, Live by the Beatitudes (6)
Ex 20:1-3, Deut 6:1-9, Mk 12:28-34, Rev 2:1-7
'Blessed are the pure in heart...' Matthew 5:8
Make your heart 'a controlled environment', because what happens there determines how you respond to life.
edited for space**********8
When your heart has been purified you'll begin to see God in people, places and situations you never noticed Him at work in before. Knowing first hand the dangers of spiritual heart disease, the Psalmist wrote:'Create in me a clean heart, O God...'(Psalm 51:10) If you need a spiritual catharsis, spend time in the presence of God.
The Word for Today
**********
Those are some great questions that I've asked myself many times. My heart most certainly needed to be refined, I think it's still being refined. Thank you Lord for showing me your love and for being patient enough to refine my heart, in Jesus' name, Amen.
Peace <3
Great Posting, Lucy; I love Desiderata ~ and have read the wise words many time....

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

Read more: http://www.inspirational-short-stories.com/de...

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Since: Jul 11

There

#474968 Jan 5, 2013
The problem is that the Bible does not make any difference between Sheol (AKA Hades, Tartarus) and Gehenna.

Two completely different things, like the difference between 'limbo' and 'purgatory'.
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>
1 Corinthians 15
16For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
Now look at the last verse,
if only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
Now look at the verse right before it
18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
Now read the whole thing again
Then explain how it says Christ's soul was in hell
Acts 2:31
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
If you want to believe we go to heaven or hell in spirit and then Christ comes back to judge the living and the dead who are already in heaven and hell and takes back with them just the dead bodies that he resurrected unto life or death than so be it. That makes no sense
I am done with this, it is a waste of my time at this point

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#474969 Jan 5, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
Please in mind I am only sharing.Thank you.
The making of Papyrus;
Ancient Egyptians harvest the papyus plant and turned it into writting material using the following.
The stem of the harvested reed was divided into sections usurally between 12 and 18 inches long.
The green outer rind was stripped off,exposing the soft inner pith.While still fresh the pith was cut
lengthwise into strips.
The strips were moistened with water until the pith softened to produce a natural gummy substance.
Then the strips were laid out vertically on a hard surface with their edges touching or slightly over lapped a second layer of strips was arranged horizontally over the first and covered with a cloth to absorb excess water.The gummy surface of the strips acted as a binding agent between the layers.
In order to consolidate the two layers the papyrus strips were pounded with a wooden mallet for an hour or more until the fibers broke down and matted together.Then the sheet was placed under a heavy weight and left to dry in the sun.The bonding of the layers of fibers made the papyrus strong enough to use as writting surface.
The dry sheet was trimmed and its surface was smoothed with pumice and burnished with a shell,stone or piece of ivory.The side with horizontal fibers was more carefully polished than the other.This was the side usually selected for writting although many papyrus documents were written on both sides.
The results creamy white sheets attached end to end with flour paste to make long length that were then rolled up as scrollls.The papyrus was rolled so that the veritical fibers which had more give were on the outside.To aid in unrolling the scrolls dowels made of wood or stone were attached to the ends.
Just sharing thought you might find this interesting.
I could almost see them being made and feel them beneath my hands as I wrote with a quill and ink :) Thanks for sharing ...(((*_*)

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