“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#482053 Jan 31, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
.....
If he wants his words understood, maybe he shouldn't use parables. They are a terrible way to communicate. Has one even been written since Aesop and Jesus?....
We simply call them hypotheticals, allegories, analogies, etc. They are, essentially, the basis for teaching throughout history.

Extremely common in children's stories.

Jesus made it fairly clear why he did it and explained it to his closest disciples:

"He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them....

...This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'"

Translation:
You guys and gals grasp this stuff but the masses are generally clueless and ignorant so I have to talk to them like little children.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#482054 Jan 31, 2013
Since you think you have all the answers, please tell me where in the Bible it says that God wants/needs a human sacrifice and the Law and Rituals to carry that out ?
Grace Walker wrote:
<quoted text>
You Keep talking about our ANOINTED SAVIOUR but you dont mention what He done or you simply do not know what He has accomplished for US.
Under the above considerations; as the riches, the glory, and the mystery of the Gospel; as the hope set before lost sinners to lay hold upon; as the only Saviour and Redeemer, by whose "righteousness" BELIEVERS are JUSTIFIED, through whose blood their sins are PARDONED, by whose sacrifice and satisfaction atonement is made, and in whose person alone is acceptance with God: Christ and him crucified, and salvation by him
Do you not know what Justified means??
Do you not know what PARDONED means??
Do you not understand what a REDEEMER IS??
Do you know what the definition for SANCTIFIED is??
Once you learn that it was THESE things that our ANOINTED SAVIOUR done for us? If you are calling Him our Anointed Saiour then find out WHY He is called that. Give Him the crdit that He deserves and drop your self righteous display of perfectness..you pale in comparison to Jesus. Have a great day BLL

Since: Oct 12

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#482055 Jan 31, 2013
I will always remind you of theses things even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.

I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body.

Because I know that I will soon put it aside as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember theses things.

We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,but we were eyewitnesses of His Majesty.

For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory saying,This is My Son whom I love with him I am well pleased.We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

And we have the word of the prophets made more certain and you will do well to pay attention to it as to a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Above all you must understand that no prophecy of scripture came about by the prophets own interpretaion.

For prophecy never had its orgin in the will of man but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

“Jesus is coming soon”

Since: Nov 09

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#482056 Jan 31, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
Today's Prayer
Dear God, I know that you have a plan for my life. Sometimes, I'm not sure I'm following the right path that will fulfill your perfect will. I pray that you will give me discernment to make the right choices, and to recognize when yYou place someone in my life to give direction and point out truths that will prepare me for the path I am to follow and the circumstances I am to face. Lord, please give me strength, grace, and unction from on high to not turn back neither to one side or the other, but to remained focused straight ahead on You. In Jesus' name, amen.
(I posted this earlier but it isn't showing up...So I re-posted it)
Amen.
mike

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#482057 Jan 31, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Good early morning Mike, long time no hear from, how've been?
Hello LAWest100

I'm still a thorn.

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#482058 Jan 31, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>LoL skitzo much? First you claim I attacked you and mistook kindness for weakness and how tough you are so when I explained why I responded now I am the one claiming persecution? You either are that stupid or think others are. Go look for some teeth to knock out. You can start with your own just by sitting down as youjr head is up your arse! LOL...and more sterotyping about church and Christians..what a surprise from such a niced fella. And my 2 morals? Werent you the one talking in a mock southing black mimic whatever u wanna call the other day? See ya stupid, I have given u all the time ur gonna get! I know u will be responding to me forever now! definitely the insecure type who will need 'vindication'
(((((Steve))))))) I don't know what has happened to you- but for months and months , you have been caustic and attacking too many people. You disagree with people and then use personal attacks and a nasty tone. This type of action hurts you more than it does 'us'. As it lets blackness enter your once enlightened soul.

I tell you these truths- as I love you as a brother in Christ.

I will also come clean about this: Your actions are the reason I quit posting here. Your posts OVER even JAWS posts- are offensive. You say you don't want to let others post false things about God- but you don't see that your attitude is WORSE than someone not having the same take on a verse as you do.

c'mon - Ask God to cleanse you anew- so that you may regain His peace- and become a useful messenger. <3
Love,deb~

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#482059 Jan 31, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>She stated the gospels and the teachings of Christ were for the Jews so kind of hard for her as a Gentile to now use them as the reason she believes OSAS. and if someone is going to tell others they are blind and are of the devil and dont trust Christ it seems reasonable to me they at least use scripture they say applies to them. not to you huh? that helps actually. thx
God’s Faithfulness
3 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? 2 Much in every way! First of all,
the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

3 What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness?
4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

“So that you may be proved right when you speak
and prevail when you judge.”
5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us?(I am using a human argument.) 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? 7 Someone might argue,“If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?” 8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!

No One Is Righteous
9 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
mike

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#482060 Jan 31, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>Romans 2:13 says it is not hearers of the law that will be declared just but doers of the law that will be justified. Romans also says our one remaining debt to one another is to love and those who do that have fulfilled the law. Romans also says if even the natural branches can be broken off for unbelief so can the Gentiles. Try reading all of Romans
In another post of yours,(stated something like, believers are to obey the command of a GOD)wouldn't that place you under the "law"?

Most who believe will say,(the bible says)isn't that bondage of the law, what does "love" have to do with it?

Do people need the bible or a GOD to function on "LOVE"?
mike

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#482061 Jan 31, 2013
When people commit acts of violence we don't say the "devil" made them do it, although some have claimed it as a defense.

Can you point to overwhelming acts of kindness that would beg credit for a GOD?
mike

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#482062 Jan 31, 2013
Truths wrote:
<quoted text>
(((((Steve))))))) I don't know what has happened to you- but for months and months , you have been caustic and attacking too many people. You disagree with people and then use personal attacks and a nasty tone. This type of action hurts you more than it does 'us'. As it lets blackness enter your once enlightened soul.
I tell you these truths- as I love you as a brother in Christ.
I will also come clean about this: Your actions are the reason I quit posting here. Your posts OVER even JAWS posts- are offensive. You say you don't want to let others post false things about God- but you don't see that your attitude is WORSE than someone not having the same take on a verse as you do.
c'mon - Ask God to cleanse you anew- so that you may regain His peace- and become a useful messenger. <3
Love,deb~
Hello Truths
Do you perfer saying nice things and pretending to be holy?
mike

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#482065 Jan 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Morning,Mike. Hadn't seen you in a while. So where you been?? Doing time for trying to have sex with a mule??
Hello Doc,

Spying on me again?
mike

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#482066 Jan 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>You just get your computer out of the pawnshop?? Hadn't seen you in a while.
If you loved me you would have givin me the money I needed.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#482068 Jan 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Morning,Mike. Hadn't seen you in a while. So where you been?? Doing time for trying to have sex with a mule??
Do you always get up in the mornings thinking about having sex with an animal?

You set such a fine example for this Christian thread as you call it...would make anyone want to sign up.

Yes...I know...you are automatically forgiven.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#482069 Jan 31, 2013
Grace Walker wrote:
Amen and Thank You Drew.
It is ironic and then he will post about his anointed saviour. I dont think he knows what his anointed saviour did but I know what mine did. If he would take his eyes OFF himself long enough to see this is EXACTLY the sin that God will not forgive. He only states FACTS abouts Jesus but does it sound like he really BELIEVES Jesus and what He has done for us with His Death, burial and especially, His ressurection? God Bless You Drew
Your perceptions of me are so ridiculous and false, it's not even funny.

What you fail to realize is that I'm aware of the fact that I'm only able to accomplish what I can because of what was done for me, on the cross. What you also fail to realize is what it was that was accomplished even before the cross that assists in my personal efforts, and then what was actually accomplished on the cross. All I'm about to share with you can be proven by scripture.

My anointed Savior, even before the cross, taught the spiritual understanding and proper application of the law. He did this because Israel failed to recognize these things. Instead, they relied solely on the literal interpretation of it. In this, they refrained from committing adultery, but they continued to lust in their hearts. They would refrain from stealing, but they still coveted in their hearts. My anointed Savior had to, first and before anything else, expose Israel to their error. In it's for this reason we read of him saying, "You have heard by them of old time...but, I say unto you..."

As it's written, Israel was given the law so that they can learn the difference between righteousness and unrighteousness. And while they were learning, they were given sacrifice. Sacrifice served to provide grace to them so that when they missed the mark, they could be forgiven and reconciled unto Father. And as long as they were making a valiant effort to learn righteousness and refrain from sin, sacrifice allowed them a righteous standing even when they missed the mark. And it was expected that as Israel became righteous, they would teach the nations what they had been taught. But, a problem grew.

Israel began to slowly disregard the law and to rely solely on sacrifice for this righteous standing. After time, the only law Israel seemed to care about was sacrifice. Because of this, the most High began to despise sacrifice, Himself, and vowed that sacrifice would be taken from Israel. The prophets warned Israel of this, but they ignored the warnings. The prophets explained that the most High desired obedience and not sacrifice. Israel ignored this, too. Even captivity and destruction only changed Israel's stance temporarily. All in all, though, the most High became more than fed up with Israel's disobedience. Something had to be done.

By the first century, Israel was entirely lost. They were as far from what the most High expected of them as they could be. And in comes His son. His son began to teach the remnant their error and to show them what was originally expected of them. He showed them how their forefathers failed. He was also preparing them for the fulfillment of prophecy; that sacrifice would soon be taken from them. And it was.

His son became the ultiimate sacrifice for Israel. His sacrifice fulfilled the prophecy and the law, so no longer could Israel rely solely on sacrifice for a righteous standing. Now, they were forced to learn the law, again and as he taught it, and to remain obedient to it. But, this became a stumblingblock to Israel. They couldn't imagine any other way to be forgiven and reconciled to Father other than what was prescribed in the law given to Moses. Many of Israel rejected this new method, but their rejection didn't make the expectation null and void. What was expected of Adam was still expected of Israel. And us.

If you need more to explain this, let me know.

Until next time...
laughing at u all

United States

#482070 Jan 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
Morning,Mike. Hadn't seen you in a while. So where you been?? Doing time for trying to have sex with a mule??
Christian love in action.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#482073 Jan 31, 2013
In light of our recent discussions, I would like to ask a simple question, if I man and if we don't mind.

Why would "God" do away with the following?

Exodus 20:13
Thou shalt not kill.

Matthew 5:21-22
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

If we don't mind, I'd appreciate a biblical and personal explaination as to why "God" would do away with the aforementioned.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#482074 Jan 31, 2013
*if I may

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#482075 Jan 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>Are you a pervert,Annie?
You make yourself sound foolish DR by even asking that question since you are the one that started out your morning with a post about sex with a mule. Your words reflect upon you DR...not me.

You claim to be Christian...you think others need what you have. Why not display behavior that would make someone want to know more about your beliefs? I don't really think that there are many that want to know more about a faith that leads you to waking up in the mornings thinking of bestiality.

I much prefer thinking about the early dawn leading to a beautiful sunrise...maybe even getting a glimpse of those last few remaining stars and the moon that is still illuminating the sky. But hey...I am just some little heathen that appreciates starting my day with a little beauty in it...not someone that wakes up wondering if someone is having sex with a mule.
laughing at u all

United States

#482076 Jan 31, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Mike. Where ya' been? Hiding using a new name?
You mean a twister hasn't sucked your sorry azz up yet?

Oh that's right , it can't , you got your fat greasy chicken lard ass wedged in the arms of a chair that's bolted to the cement floor; in a musky shack in the bayou.

Am I psychic or what;;;

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#482077 Jan 31, 2013
Senecus wrote:
Allow me to offer an assist...
I think both 'sides' could do well in a little expository study from Galatians 2:15-12:
"We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose."
Just a thought;)
Greetings, salutations, and shalowm, Senecus.

And if I might intercede...

When we examine Paul's letter to the Galatians, we'll notice that he was referring to specific laws, namely sacrifice and circumcision. Paul was opposing certain Judaizers that were attempting to compel the converts to sacrifice and become circumcised, two laws that were fulfilled in and by our anointed Savior. When Paul mentioned any righteousness by the law, this was a reference to sacrifice, as it was by sacrifice, if not by obedinece to the law itself, that allowed Israel a righteous standing with Father. Paul had to explain to the Galatians that even while Israel was allowed to sacrifice, that this still didn't make Israel righteous, actually. Sacrifice, of course, was an outward display that was intended to declare an inward expression. But, considering that sacrifice was given to give grace to sinners, then every sacrifice offered was a declaration of guilt.

Thank you for your time and consideration, my friend.

Until next time...

Shalowm.

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