Hereās my thoughts on this subject, to those that disagree it will be my 2 cents, I cannot agree that any baby that has not had the mind to know right from wrong is in Hell. We do not know where the children are that died in the flood because no one has come from eternity and said so. This is conjecture from scripture that is interpreted by your beliefs. I see scripture and see Jesusās love for children in Mark10:13-15; Luke18:15-17 He forbade the disciples from trying to keep the children from being blessed by Him and even rebuked them for doing so.āAnd he took them in His arms , laid hands on them and blessed them.ā Mark10:16-Proverbs tells us to train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. 22:6 If election has already happened Then why have disciplinary?? There are things and thoughts that may be a little challenging to me but I trust God in His infinite wisdom to guide me. These are the scriptures that came to mind as I read all the comments.
I really believe that people who try to do away with the 10 Commandments (not suggestions) do so to keep from having to deal with Godās Judgement for breaking one. Kinda like sticking your head in the sand. The first four deals with our relationship with God and the last six our relationship with each other. We will love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and body when we obey His Commandments and love our neighbor as ourselves when we keep the last six.. John 14:15 If you love Me, keep my commandments. John 13:34,35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.vs 35 āBy this all will know that you are my disciples,if you have love for one another.( Jesusās words to His disciples at the last supper)
Christopher, I appreciate you and John Uk ās comments about this incident with the rescue dog. Yes, we had gotten attached to her and it was hard to give her up. However when I thought of that verse, it made things easier and your thoughts have helped me also. God really helps us to do the right thing . Wayfarer, your story about the dog you rescued was so touching and special, thanks for sharing. I have decided to put my name on a list for a little dog that needs rescuing. I had a chihuahua that died a few years ago and miss her so much and so I want another one. She reminded me of your dog and she was very protective but loved those she knew .
Thatās exactly what I was talking about, JohnUk, there are times I would want to comment but know deep down there will be a backlash from others that can get pretty heated and itās not worth it. You are absolutely right we all have to battle our flesh and so many pastors and leaders in the church have to be especially diligent and so many have left their first love??!! Itās helpful to have someone to help you understand and be a warning as well.
Amen, Penned. My friend and a son and his family are very concerned about the way the SBC has given us a new president that is.way out there in a liberal stand and we will see how it changes things and that will cause us to leave for sure.
Hi Penned, thanks for sharing that it is something to be concerned about. All these preachers going astray is unbelievable!! At least we are on the same page and in agreement on most things. John Uk, thatās so encouraging about our words whether written or spoken are from the Spirit of God and worth way more than 2cents. I have to battle the enemy over that one.I only speak what is from my heart and then worry that it will be taken the wrong way. If I can be uplifted by others on here then God must want me to speak His Word as well. You know I thought exactly as you do about Tozer giving a āprophetic ā message to the Church today as he spoke about it in the 50s because he died of a heart attack around 1965. I kept thinking it sounds so much like our churches today only it has to be much worse in todayās world!!
John UK, the scripture you gave from Matthew and the Sermon on the Mound proved to be a great encouragement to me recently when I was faced with a decision I had to make. I had been given a rescue dog who had not been claimed by the owners even though all effort had been done so to find. I took her and after a week I took her to the Vet for checkup and shots etc. Bought a collar, food bed as well. A few days later the owners were found. She was told to pay for the bill I had paid on her dog by the rescue people. She refused and I immediately thought of scripture about if someone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. Matt.5:40. She even threatened to bring the Sheriff with her to get the dog. I gave everything to her even the collar and bed. I was not even given a Thank You but I felt so blessed by God and no animosity toward her even though I was out 200.00 dollars.
My thoughts on this article is that Jesus showed us who God is and that is enough for me.He is my Father and my name is written on the palm of his hand. Isaiah 49:16 See,I have inscribed you on the palms of My Hands.. He is my provider for all my needs.When I look at Jesus I see God and all that God is.
Hi Lurker, yes doing well. Thanks for asking and hope all is well with you also. Interesting posts lately just canāt resist saying something when it touches me and miss reading every ones comments as well.
Hi John Uk, I have to say I do not have a lot to comment on but sometimes I read comments and feel strongly I need to add my ā2 cents ā and thatās all it is, just my thoughts.l will go to Bible Gateway because I need all the help I can get and your thoughts are the closest to mine. Miss sharing with others as well that I donāt always agree with. Now that SBC has a new president that is progressive in his beliefs I am very concerned . Thanks for always being there for your help and encouragement.
I have a big problem with the newer songs that are sung in our church with the band and loudness of the music. It doesnāt have a worshipful feeling to me. I agree with A.W. Tozer about how our churches are today not much Spirit but more entertainment. To bring in the younger generation is the purpose Iām told. So no one complains much anymore.So when I read the books by A.W. Tozer and his āMornings With Tozer ādevotionals, I feel understood!! Tozer never owned a car from what I have read about him but used public transportation instead. Canāt accuse him of being wealthy or worldly or pastor of a mega church. He wrote several books but most or maybe all the proceeds went back into his ministry or missions. So I can understand where he is coming from. I have listened to his sermons here on SA.
This has to be the most devastating thing to happen to anyone. Two brother-in-laws died within a few months of each other. One a Christian died in his sleep the other shot himself. A lot of back pain and disability caused him to give up.Prayers needs to be prayed for the family thatās left to live with that anguish. So sad.
Diane, I have been on here a few years and have stopped trying to understand his posts and will be very worried if I do start understanding what he is talking about. By the way I am on Facebook as well to keep up with family members Lol. Never hear much otherwise, even a grandson in the Marines no matter what part of the world he is in can contact me. I have pictures of myself and family on there. Keep in touch with friends where I raised my children and went to church before I moved away after husband retired. Play a few games on there, all clean fun. Anybody want to be my friend on there?? Will give a face to the comments I make. š¤
I read a book written by Dale Evans on the child her and Roy Rogers had, born with Down Syndrome. The book, Angel Unaware was talking about the blessings that this little girl had brought into their lives . They were both Christian so they could see Godās hand at work in all their lives.
Ladybug, I refuse to argue about this because you will still believe in your thoughts whether true or not and nothing but confusion and anger will come from it and thatās playing into the trap of the enemy to cause confusion and discord.
My Bible says Jonah was swallowed by a big fish not a whale. What your point was I never saw because you didnāt exactly tell what Graham ās point was in saying that in the first place??!! You have your own agenda on here just like the Pharisees in Jesus ās day and Paul and the martyred, it is not what you want to hear or believe . Dr. Tim, you are right and your post is actually true. By the way on this video Billy Graham said, He did not understand everything in the Bible but he believed every word was true.I have sat under pastors that said things totally against what the Bible said and actually explained away the miracles including The flood and Jesus being born of a virgin. I had a Bible Study that me and a group of women attended to keep us focused on the truths of God. Thing is many just could not see it. We need to study His Word so we can be aware in the days we are now living in.