since the ‘free thinkers’ are stealing my thoughts
Anon…again I ask you to quote my words in which you believe I have done these things.
I realize it would be so much easier for you if I were what you claim I am… and in your mind, you may be trying hard to put a “God hates fags” sign in my hand, but your claims, through our correspondence and my post about homosexuality do no agree, stop playing the victim.
I do not hate, nor do I condemn anyone. Much on this blog, I don’t even feel that I write of my own volition.
If I had a church, everyone would be welcome, but you simply can’t twist this stuff around to magically say it’s not a sin.
You are choosing moral relativism over God’s morality.
Moral relativism is quite powerful and dangerous. All it requires is a group of people who say to themselves…”You see, we all do this, there’s nothing wrong with it.”
This will continue until one day, no one feels they have any need to repent for anything because no one believes they’re doing anything sinful, because moral relativism tells them they’re not.
Have a great week
So I used these three graphics from a tumblog whose purpose states is to explain how Jesus is not God from the Islamic perspective.
Okay, so let’s clear these up for yall, shall we?
So the first two, the “If Jesus is God, then who was He praying to?” (which I’ve seen atheists claim as well, so I’ll tag it)one and the “Christian Challenge” can both be answered (which I did on the original post and is why I presume there is a third graphic) with the same answer, the third graphic, we’ll tie in in a second.
The answer is this, Jesus is the Son of Man, God in the flesh. God the Father resides in heaven.
I think Muslims view Daniel as a prophet, though I may be mistaken, but Daniel first tells us of this Son of Man:
“I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 “And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.
This is about Jesus. Jesus often referred Himself as the Son of Man. Who was Jesus praying to? God the Father in heaven.
This is the awesome brilliance of God. The theology of understanding God can be as simple or as complex as the person searching and in need of God needs it to be.
It’s like mixing music,
You can simply use a mixing interface the size of your lap and you’ll be mixing music:
But it can go so much farther and deeper than that if you want to:
Which brings us to the last graphic, asking ‘Which makes more sense?”
Well, like I just explained, it can be as simple to understand as ‘Jesus is God’, which is sufficient and awesome, however, while the message is this simple, the rabbit hole goes deeper.
To really understand the Triune God, we have to look at ourselves.
Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;…
So we see that we are made in God’s image, in His likeness.
So what makes you, you?
You have a mind, a spirit, and a physical body. In the same way, God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father being as the mind, God the Son as being flesh (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit as spirit.
Another way to see it is, you have a brain. You just refer to it as your brain. However, you do have a left and a right brain, connected and communicating through the corpus callosum.
So in the last graphic, we see that it is sufficient yet simplistic understanding of God.
Can we say: Brain = Brain? We could.
But if we said: Left brain + Right brain = Brain; it would give us a greater in depth understanding.
So, although, as one would expect, the Creator of the universe and everything, and answers for such can be incredibly complex, He has made it so simple, even a toddler can grasp the concept: Jesus is God.
Hello again, ‘anon’
Firstly, don’t get carried away there, it’s just an anecdotal short story.
Secondly, it takes the long way of grasping Jesus’ words:
Matthew 25:40 -The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
So, I can’t really see where you’re going with this…assuming you are the same *wink* ‘anon’ from yesterday. Have I victimized, smeared, impugned or condemned you? If so, please quote my words explaining where I did so and I will apologize.
If I’ve just said, ‘hey, that’s sinful, you should consider life changes’…consider, who cares more about a junkie…those who enable and party with him, or those who try to get him to go to rehab and cleaned up?
Have a good day
I’ve seen a few with this woman on them and I have no idea who she is…should I?
Anyway, of course there are Christians who have done bad things, however, when you take organized campaigns, like the Nazis, or the KKK who somewhat wear Christianity for cover, it’s simply a marketing technique. These kinds of groups stand for hatred first and use Christianity, which is not about hate at all, to try and sanitize their real cause.
It’s just like any other marketing technique. Take this bag of dried strawberries for example. The manufacturers of this product put Spider-Man on the package. Spider-Man has nothing to do with the product, but the company knows that using Spider-Man may be more appealing, thus obtaining more sales.
Simply claiming to be a Christian in moniker alone doesn’t mean that person is of the elect. Jesus tells us:
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ - Matthew 7
I’ve noticed that almost every driveway in the area around where I live, and an even greater percentage in the actual neighborhoods, nearly all of them have a basketball hoop standing there.
No one is ever playing basketball at them, ever, and I drive through at various times.
So all of these people own basketball hoops, and no doubt have at least one basketball in the home I would assume, but just because they’ve got this, that doesn’t make them Lebron James.
The fact is that there is more evidence to say that America was founded as a Christian nation than there is evidence Hitler or the Nazis stood for Christianity, and people go out of their way to say America is not, nor ever was a Christian nation…and as I see America today, and areas of what is has in fact stood for, it does not reflect my faith.
Some people need for America to be considered a Christian nation because it helps them organize their identity, in this sense, religion has more to do with nationalism than the worship and love of God.
Firstly, I do understand. I grew up in the 90’s, and was part of the alt scene, cross dressing, from my My Story link, my testimony, I was involved in lots of sin…and I understand what it’s like to not set out to say ‘okay, awesome, I’m living in sin’…most people don’t set out to do sinful things, we just end up doing them, and since our intent isn’t bad, we excuse our actions.
I understand what it’s like to try to fit God’s Word to your life, rather than you yourself fitting to God’s Word. It’s not easy to change your whole life outlook, but that’s what being ‘born again’ is all about. It doesn’t mean we all have to be the same either.
The ‘cast the first stone’ line is often used in the way you are presenting it, I cover that here:
Quite frankly the use of John 8:7 (‘let he who is without sin…”) is abused, such as in this case.
I neither throw stones, nor do I condemn anyone. I do recognize sin, and urge people to repent from it.
The use of John 8:7 in this case, is the same situation if after Jesus stopped the people from stoning the adulteress woman, He told her to go and sin no more.
He was recognizing her sin, in this case adultery, and telling her to repent from it. It would be like her saying to Jesus, “How dare You judge me, let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
I don’t know about you, but when I’m standing at Judgement, my plea is going to be ‘guilty’, and allow Jesus to mediate for me.
Is there sin in your life you’re not repenting for and are pleading ‘not guilty’ to? Are you ready to enter that plea without the mediation of Jesus at Judgement?
Have a great day
I can only assume this is the person I was in correspondence with on the issue of ‘transgender’…I won’t mention the person’s name, but I will quote them here.
In regards to Leviticus ‘a man shall not lie with another man as with a woman’, this person writes:
“What Jesus really meant by this was “masculinity” and “femininity.” Not man and woman.”
I’m not even pushing Leviticus law on anybody, but this is just ludicrous…literally square peg into the round hole mentality.
“Femininity and masculinity are both in everyone’s minds. This is what creates gender. Not our genitalia. “
I tried to explain chromosomes to this person, and got this response:
“Chromosomes determine the genitalia we were born with. Thoughts and brain construction determine gender.”
This is just absurdity at it’s most atomic level. Using this logic, if my mind and thoughts tell me I’m a squirrel, or a frog, or a honeybee, and I start running around acting as such…would people not understand there might be a few loose screws in my brain and try to get me some help??
Instead society enables and encourages it!
…and you know, that’s all fine and dandy!
But when you try to distort the Word of God into endorsing this sort of thing, that’s another issue. Because at this level, you’re trying to lead others astray. You’re trying to confuse and pressure potentially already vulnerable people to a lie, which is the worst thing you can do
Matthew 18:6 - but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
I would say to my Christian brothers and sisters who identify as homosexual, one of the best things you can do is unhitch your wagon to the LGBT star. It is a weight that pridefully celebrates sin, and the ‘T’ of the group does indeed suffer from serious mental illness, which our moral relativist society enables.
As inoffensively as I could possibly say to this person, I hope you can open your eyes, friend.
I know society is trying to convince us that our decisions should be consequence free…
But if you work for Fed Ex, and you show up to work continually in a UPS uniform, you’d probably be fired.
If you jailbreak or hack your Xbox or iphone to put your own software on it, Microsoft and Apple (respectively) void your warranty rights.
…yeah, that’s all
This may perhaps come as a shock to some people, but words written down are not isolated, they do in fact unite to create a larger story, account or idea.
This meme, and those like it are on par with saying the following is a contradiction:
When you actually understand what you’re reading and what is going on before, during, and after the verses taken, you have a real understanding.
A documentary of George Washington would tell about what a failure he was before praising his success in later chapters. If we were following a snake, we would include that he shed his skin, yet we still describe him as wearing skin…you see, it makes it a little more clear when you understand context.
So the two verses in question:
Jeremiah - ‘…For you have kindled a fire in My anger, Which will burn forever.;
Micah - …He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.
God’s judgement is forever. In Mark 9, Jesus tells us that hell’s fire will burn forever and will not be quenched. John 3:16, Jesus says that ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.’
Those who are repentant, God’s anger will not burn , but the unrepentant, their judgement is for eternity;
The verse taken from Jeremiah is for the unrepentant, the verse taken from Micah is hope for the repentant.
Praying is not about asking for various wants, it is about giving thanks, asking for need (both physical and spiritual) and asking rather for the strength, confidence, and insight to accept God’s will, forgive others. (Luke 22:39-46), (Matthew 6:7-14)
Christians are fasting out there, they’re just not talking about it, because Jesus said not to (Matthew 6:16). It’s between you and God alone, be it however long…till sundown, a day, a few days…
See (Matthew 9:14-15)
3. Bible Study
Pretty self explanatory, but not just reading a verse or two, but also studying outside the bible about the author of the book you’re reading, understanding customs and geography, maybe trying to understand some of the original Hebrew and Greek words.
4. Baptizing others
Any believer of the elect can baptize a new believer with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19).
You may not have a ‘certificate’ to give, but baptism isn’t about proving anything to other people, it is about your acceptance of Jesus.
5. Blessing/taking Sacrament
(Luke 22:14-20) Read along the account. Set aside five minutes or so for it every few weeks or so. Make it special, use a bread you don’t normally get. I use Naan. Give thanks and remembrance.
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