But it sure makes for interesting posts..78 hits. Ha ha..interesting what you said Dorcas about dabbling in the occult or someone said it and so did I..we even used the oujie board and I felt that is partly what put me in a backslid condition for years. It can be a sneaky thing for sure..have to think this all out. John Y don't worry about it I do have a sen
John UK, I really loved your comment on the Screwtape letters. You are so right about the truth it brings out. I too read it and was exactly what we are facing even today..a real devil doing all kinds of evil every where..we are in a spiritual warfare. I am going to try to find that book you are talking about. Mike, your posts is so true..never thought of it that way..Here's the scripture I promised.Rev.4-5 So I wept much,because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me,"Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose it's seven seals.
John Uk, the lion did take their place and he died and if I remember correctly..Lewis was not preaching a sermon..he was telling a story based on some bibical truths. If you can't see that then fine..I'm putting my two cents in and really sorry if that angers you.
You read revelations and you will find Him as the Lion of Judah also..were the witches, warlocks, etc. shown as good or evil and was the lion good or evil..if I had time I would the scripture for you but sorry I've got to get dressed and go to Church..I work in our Church's library ..I feel it's one place I can serve because I love books even C.S. Lewis's. Have a blessed day all...
Church that were more to my beliefs..it did take me many years Gs to believe that works will not make God love me more and you are right about that and God will not love you less because you choose to not go to Church. Any works I do is because I love Him. I'm sorry but when someone implies that I'm not saved I morph into A fire breathing dragon and that is not a pretty sight.. ha ha
Gs, my apologies if 'I' said something that sent you on a rant I guess I stepped on a nerve. I was just saying what 'I think'..I never once said you were wrong or judged your salvation about this issues because that is between you and God not you and me because I am not your judge God is. I feel judged at times because I don't agree with someone's concept of things..like going to the altar to give my life to Christ or disagree with someone's views on certain people..if they think he is in error then I'm in error and judged also if I think differently..I left the Methodist Church once because I saw error there..they did not believe in the infallible word of God.others that stayed are still in it fine but I had to go where I felt led to a more to my beliefs. My mission is to give light to a sin filled, dark world.
They were stories but based on a truth and that is what C.S. Lewis's stories are based on, granted kids don't get the concept of it all unless they are old enough yet some things will stay with them..later in life they will, who knows. I shed tears during parts of the movies about the children and the lion that gave his life and that was a few years ago.
Lisa, they cannot get away from what you lived before them. I always prayed for God to take them and be with them because I had done all I could do so I now put them in your hands because you love them even more than I do. Two for sure are back but two I'm not sure and I can't judge them because they both have made a profession of faith and were baptized but their fruits say otherwise.
Dorcas, if a person is a heretic and all the other things said about him even to being wrong in his beliefs about Jesus and you actually believe he is in heaven right now? Then what's the point of testing the spirits. If it's to keep our beliefs pure and he's been tested and found to be a heretic..then I'm totally confused now.
Btw Dorcas, I've read most of C.S. Lewis's books and also the movie of his life" Shadow Land" and I did not find any of them heretical at all..I found them very enlighting even the children's books were wonderful. So you all keep testing the spirits(which is actually judging another person by your own standards. And that's why it does not matter to me what your 'testing' reveals to you or what you say..i'm sorry but it just does not matter to me.
Dorcas, that's exactly what I thought I said, I can test the spirits myself with the spirit that God given me to test with..most people have their own beliefs that they cling or judge others by..some on here have said that because I used the word "ask"to invite Jesus into my life that I was wrong because that was works..I was also wrong and not saved( implied) because I went to the altar and gave my life to Christ because no record of that happening in the Bible ever so even though he does not attend church he stands in judgement of me and anyone else that went to an altar to get saved..granted some did that very and didn't really give their heart to God but that's them not me..In Revelation 7:9 After these things I looked and behold a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations and tribes, peoples, and tongues standing before the throne and before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.v.10 and crying with a loud voice, saying Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. You cannot put God in a neat little box of your choosing..He just will not stay there.
Or they may have hyprocisy in their family. Parents telling kids to do what I say not what I do. Kids pick up on this really early in life. Sometimes they have to test the water themselves..find faith in their own way. My experience with has been that if they have seen truth in you, then they will eventually find their way back to God, just as the Prodigal Son did.
I don't care what some peachers or people on this forum "think". God has given me his Spirit to guide me in all truths. There are all sorts of verses in the Bible that tell us not to judge or you will be judged accordingly..who are you to judge another man's servant ( who died and made you God) my paraphase of those scriptures.But do some people on this forum actually believe this? If they do they are a hearer of the word and not a doer..I've been judged over and over by different ones..Neil you have so much knowledge of the sciptures, tell me why Jesus used parables at times?
Christroher, kidding aside, you are a very sensitive person, so am I. I have a grandson the same way, the first deer he killed he threw up and he never really hunted anymore..instead he rode his papaws four wheeler and played around with kids at the camp.Actually, the son who is a CRNA( puts people to sleep) is the same way m aybe that's why he took to that type profession. God made us all a little different for His own reasons. I notice you are careful not to hurt people..you have rescued me more than once from some pretty harsh posts..that's a gift, Christroher..we need more like you in this world