Sorry, left out the homosexuality issue which has been preached on as well. Again not as condemning but as guardrails protects against disasters, the preaching of Godâs Word protects from coming Judgement on the world. As a child of around 9 I went to a revival with a neighbor. The evangelist drew pictures during his sermon which kept my attention. He not only preached on hell but drew pictures of a man in the flames đ„ of hell which I have never forgotten these many moons later. Sorry thatâs my Indian bloodline coming out . A few years later I was drawn to give my life to God, feeling His love for me and conviction for my sins and a mixture maybe of the preacher that drew pictures .
When a politician says itâs ok to kill babies and to commit that God clearly says is murder and admonition then they stepped over the line that God has drawn in the sand and we as Christians have to take a stand. Our pastor speaks against both and uses guardrail on the highway as an example of keeping cars from dangerous wrecks and sermons of warnings when committing sins to know what those consequences of destruction will be. Not judging,just warnings of the dangers of those sins.
They have to be exposed in order to be disciplined. A church I once attended had a youth pastor that was married. He went to all the ballgames and supported the kids in everything they did. He moved to another church and my sonâs wife wanted to follow him. He changed again and my son refused to go with him. Later he became a pastor. Sometime later, he was on the front page of the Gazette because of affairs with teenage girls and brought to conviction. One was 16 . This is why we are to be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.And I follow no man only Jesus. Because he was showing such special attention to her kids, my daughter-in-law followed him.It happens in schools with teachers and coaches. Not everyone that says,âLord,Lord will enter in...â
This reminds me of a friend of my daughter, who had a big brother. She was at our house one day in her usual clothes of jeans and her cap and tennis shoes that were two sizes bigger than her foot. I said, those shoes are two big and whose shoes are they? She said her brother. I remarked she should be wearing girl shoes and clothes because sheâs a girl. She said, no I am a boy. Well, later on she apparently realized she was a beautiful girl, got married and has children. We still laugh about that stage of her life when she got angry because I didnât see her as a boy!! We are slowly losing our freedoms as a Christian even here in America.
And He has been removed from school, wanting to remove Him from public government places including the Ten Commandments which our laws of the land are founded on. Keep voting them into power and we wonât have the America we now have. They are Globalist seeking to bring on a New World Order which has been foretold will bring on a world leader and we know the rest of the story.
When you tell someone what will happen if they go 90 miles an hour in a 45 mile hr speed zone or drinking poison, you are not judging them but you are giving them a warning. The Church is to be like guardrails on the side of roads to warn as well as protect and the ambulance thatâs sent to help someone that refuses to listen . There is only one road to heaven and that is the Calvery Road . The same road Jesus traveled and saved us from destruction It is Godâs love that sent Jesus to that Cross. and that same love sends His own to warn and be a light to those still in darkness and that is not judging, We are to be the watchman on the wall giving the warnings when needed.
The Catholics, I know are not Bible scholars and are discouraged from even owning one. The Church as priest teaches them. No need to read on their own.Some are in our church and really donât have an understanding of what is being studied. Admitting they never really studied the Bible being discouraged from doing so. To my way of thinking, she knows evangelicals are a big support of Trump and tries so feebly to be like them, in order to get support as well.
I have different views from JohnUk and feel that he is a brother in Christ. I have put God in a box with my certain beliefs. What am a I, a child of God bought and paid for with the blood of Jesus. I go to a church that is as close to my beliefs as I need it to be. My closest friend disagrees on certain things that I believe so we never discuss those issues. I donât want to lose her fellowship. I leave things in Godâs hands, only He can show truths to someone. If I try to I just muddy the water. Thanks for prayers for hubby. Last 3 visits with doctors he was given a good report. Feeling well enough to go Turkey Hunting ( making plans anyway JohnUk, donât leave in a huff. 2)You will be missed, I am saddened over my special bro from across the pond, deciding to throw in the towel! 3) for goodness sake stay away from that bad batch of blackberry juice,(??) Lurker keeps warning you about đ€ȘLooks like my sabbatical is over. đ
Thanks Carol, I have been strengthened and encouraged so much and so appreciate the prayers from others as well. I will be keeping on reading the things written by others but just wonât be taking part myself. Iâ m just feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Thanks again June you have come a long way since you left the Catholic Church. Dr. Tim and James appreciate your prayers more than you all will ever know. Carry on..and other friends that I love dearly.
Thanks June, for your concern for my error and all but it has nothing to do with anyone on here, itâs me and my frame of mind right now I have a lot going on with my husband being very sick with so many things. Yesterday was seeing a Kidney doctor, day before that a diabetic Dr and after hours there, we went to a funeral. Monday we are going to another Dr and 2 weeks later to his Cardiologist because he has 5 stents in the main artery (widow maker as my CRNA son called it) they just drop dead when that one blocks. 2 stents in another one. Family history is the men dropped dead before age 60. We have a $800 med Bill a month. My thoughts are if it stresses me I canât be a part and I am not helping anyone. I had to explain because someone might think I am angry.
Good morning, I see the discussion is still going on and nothing really accomplished. We each one still hold to our own beliefs and thoughts on this controversial subject. I settled it in my walk with God many. Years ago. Not much into this type thing and come away feeling worse than when I started in the discussion. I will be taking a sabbatical from here for how long, canât say. Have a blessed day, love to all.
Thank you, JohnUk !! You said exactly how it was revealed to me at age 23.How you see the interpretation of Paulâs explanation about the gifts is clearly how it was suppose to be seen. I see it as well.At least, it makes the most sense to me.
Sorry that I caused confusion on here with my thoughts. Usually I never mention my experience and I did regret it on here. Be patient in bearing with the defects and infirmities of others,Of what sort soever they be; for that yourself also has many failings which must be borne with by others. If you cannot make thyself such an one as thou wouldst, how canst thou expect to have another in all things to thy liking? Thomas A Kempis I just read this and saw myself and so I sincerely apologize.
So glad that there are people that can interpret the Bible so accurately and can say without blinking an eye that this is truth because I say it is, not this is my interpretation of what is said here. Have a gay relative that says itâs ok with God to be married to my partner because the ones that wrote in the Bible were mere men and thought that it was wrong not truth of God. How does anyone say that something so profound is no longer needed in todayâs age. I marvel at the ones that are holding it together without this Blessing in todayâs world. Just saying, take it or leave it