Christopher, sorry about your dad. My mother had thoughts of sucide, told me a voice spoke to her and told her to go hang her self. She was a devout Christian married to an abusive, womanizing man that his women friends would call her and threatened her. It was a combat zone in my home as I grew up. When you get to that point, your brain does not think normal. Itâ€™s not that you want to die but want to get out of your pain. Thanks for sharing all that with me because itâ€™s so close to my own testimony as well. My take on the last post have a blessed sabbath.
Thanks Christropher, you certainly have good vibes but when people call you names and you have a friendship that includes e-mails with each other.. I have done my share of witnessing and a few have become Christians or filled with Holy Spirit. My main thing is teaching and my son said, I have a way of saying something that makes it plain to him. I have lots of background experiences that God has used to help others with same things I once dealt with and by the Spirit of God overcame. I believe we go through bad times, and God will use to help someone else so nothing is wasted. And I enjoy this and never grow tired of helping others.I never condemn but will warn when needed.I am working with my granddaughter right now who I have told and warned that she is in a dark place right now with a boyfriend that is on probation. But like the father with the prodigal son, can only do so much and have to let her go and learn the hard way like I did. God will work with her, he did me. Thanks for the encouragement and btw I was so good at debating that I should have been a lawyer.
I read something in a devotional and this sort of thing we have been discussing brought it to mind. Spurgeon and another preacher had been good friends for years,even preached in each otherâ€™s pulpit. The friend went to the theater which Spurgeon disagreed with even though he smoked cigars which the other one pointed out being wrong. It sure dampened that friendship and they parted ways from then on.
Another scripture, that God early on gave me for my experience with an unsaved husband, which my kids think he is saved because he is so kind and loving and moral. I pray for him because I donâ€™t know for sure. Doesnâ€™t talk to me about things dealing with God. Anyway, early on in our marriage this verse helped me so much that Iâ€™ll share my thoughts to others who may be facing same situation that donâ€™t ever post. I rather give the scripture and I have an appointment so Iâ€™ll finish later. It has to do with a Christian woman winning her husband with a quiet, gentle spirit rather than words.
Brethren, if a man be over taken in a fault, he which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness, considering thy self, lest thou also be tempted.Galatians 6:1 Itâ€™s not just the Catholic that are attacked on here but anyone that are Arminian, are not of their beliefs. Franklin and Billy Graham men of God reaching more people for God in one week than others can reach in a lifetime. They and me and anyone disagreeing are accused of being ecumenical, which I am not. I see praying for someone to be saved is as effective as badgering and name calling. Which, Iâ€™ve experienced on here so much so that because of my background and low self esteem, have to get off. But God had a reason for me being on here as I explained in a Facebook thread.
Guy, those are well and good but for me Facebook is much more intimate. I came on here as a chance to have Christian fellowship never dreaming how it would all turn out, guess I forgot we all have clay feet and different views on things. I try not to respond when things get ugly at times. At least I am working on it and it has been a learning experience A training is how I now look at. To handle all kinds of exchanges with all kinds of people has helped me in my walk with Jesus.
Hey donâ€™t worry about it, I am beginning to enjoy all these debates ( nicer word than argument,) I actually loved debates in school and was even on debate teams. However, on here I see a little pride going on, aha gotcha. That makes me smarter than you and I actually need to get off here because Iâ€™m beginning to sound the same way. Love you in Christ .
Well, my point was why is she musing over something that anyone that reads the Bible and comments, like she and you have all the answers and I think ( just musing) that the ones that are most stanch on their beliefs are not even reading the Bible or attending any church. Why the guessing?? Why not just accept what the scripture says, the rich young ruler went away sorrowful. Well, my answer is because it would put a clink in your theory and many errors about God.
I am on Facebook and have a few games I play and hear the news from friends I went to church with for the years my husband worked there until his retirement. Like US, we too hear of and pray for each other as the need arises, that otherwise I would never know about. I see pictures of family members and even the teenagers that hung out at my house all grown up with families of their own and pictures of them. If I didnâ€™t have that time with them on Facebook and their love for me and prayers for each other through Facebook, life would be a little empty because God gives us that need for Christian fellowship however we get it.
Wow, ms, how could the rich young ruler be Saul when he meet Jesus on the Road to Damascus after Jesusâ€™s death. Jesus appeared to him in a vision and Saul was saved and the disciples were afraid of him at first and couldnâ€™t believe he was saved. This reminds me of how different ones take scripture out of context, put their spin on it and vola, I just proved truth.
Well, Christropher you just judged me because I wonâ€™t judge even when you clearly stated that no one has any excuse because the scripture clearly says this and that which actually boils down to my beliefs and not yours. And if I donâ€™t condemn you (by the way thatâ€™s not showing love) because my beliefs are truth and if you donâ€™t believe my way then you are doomed to hell. When certain people post on here it gets so crazy and confusing that I actually feel like I am in the twilight zone and thatâ€™s all folks! No hard feelings, on my part.ðŸ˜
sc, I donâ€™t believe shunning people who are Catholic and lumping them all in a go to hell in a hand basket!! I actually do know about the Catholic Church and the things they believe which I disagree with mostly is why I belong to a Baptist Church with a pastor who is an ex Catholic with a brother and family that still are. And you know what, you would be the first ( well maybe 2nd, or 3rds or more) to tell me how much is wrong with this Church and condemn me for being divorced without knowing anything about me or the situation I was in, the reason for the divorce and the pain and suffering I went through. I am the first one that will tell anyone how horrible divorce is because I been there, done that and know first hand why God hates divorce. Have a good day, sc no hard feelings .
Ms, thanks for your concern but me and the Holy Spirit will be just fine, thank you. He has helped me with discernment of spirits, gave me comfort when I had cancer in 2004, when my husband had 5 stents in the widow maker (main artery) and 2 in another. 2006. A son that got on drugs and went back to Alabama, donâ€™t hear from him much. God has been really good to me with my other 3 children being Christians, a girl thatâ€™s a teacher, a son who is a CRNA, another that drives an eighteen wheeler. I have been too blessed to be depressed. Dr. Tim, you have been a joy on here and make me laugh ðŸ˜‚ when things get too, well you know what I mean. You are a fine Christian man and a blessing on here.
By the way, all you Judges of all the unrighteousness of others that donâ€™t live up to your standards, be sure and get that plank out of your own eye before you try to get the speck out of someone elseâ€™s eye. Jesusâ€™s words, Matthew 7 and since there is someone on here thatâ€™s having problems with understanding Godâ€™s Love reread 5 and 6 as well. I did and always never fails to make me seek to do what He deems the better way. The upside down Kingdom I call it, totally different than the worldly Kingdom.
MS, I was not angry at you or actually anyone when trying to make a point on here by using past examples. I feel hatred coming from you and others on here but I donâ€™t care,actually. One more time and Iâ€™m off this thread. First of all Iâ€™m not judging you either for what you believe. You asked me what has Romans 14 got to do with it because itâ€™s about believers and meat, drink etc. That said and please correct me if I misunderstood, that BM is not a believer so why read something that pertains to believers. Why would I be angry because I donâ€™t actually see things the way she does either so we are on the same page with that one. If you have a different opinion of someone and thatâ€™s all it is an opinion, fine. Actually, I was relaying to Frankâ€™s Roman scripture and not you. I am truly sorry if you thought I was angry.ðŸ˜¢
So true, JohnUk. I feel the same. So much is going on in the world today that tells me things are changing. Christians are being persecuted in different ways everywhere. I really needed to hear that, brought peace and joy to my heart.