Back to Samson and the Palestinians. We read that Samson killed 1000 Palestinians with the jawbone of an ass. Don't know what is the lesson we are supposed to learn from this statement except that the Palestinians were Samson's pacoos who he molested to his heart's content.

cain posted:

Like Anil,s Uncle...Sampson was a knock man.

Kaz I am impressed u actually read the Bible;. In the past as a little lad the Bible was used to lift me up....when I went for a hair cut the barber would have me sit on one to get more height.

Did Howard ever cut your hair? He used to come to our house to cut our hair. The way he used to sharpen that knife on that leather strip was scaaaarrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyy.

The dude I went to, wore a prostetic leg and his shop was somewhere around South road and Camp St. By the.south east corner. Anyway enuf of this I wanna hear more of dem boys ratcheting whores an so on.

So far my favourite story is the one about the fig tree..then the one with ratcheting the whores, then the one about using the jawbone of a Cobra..oops..I meant..an ass.

seignet posted:
antabanta posted:

I think this man Keith is nuff mouth - he gone and hide from me again and hoping that Seignet will answer on his behalf.

But I will answer you, tonight. After I talked to God. I will converse with Him. His wisdom is infinite. And the Angels are out, full force in the Third Hour with dreams and prophecies. At 3.00 am I will answer you. I hope the Angels mek yuh dream about yuh queries.   

However, whatever I say will never be acceptable by you. I know so.

But, I will interject my two bit. So nah fuh waste meh time, I asking that the Divine consult wid yuh in the dreams. Dat way, meh answers could clear the air, 

Wahappen bai? Like god didn't show up. It is bigoted of you to demand that be more accepting of other ideas than you are.

Keith posted:
antabanta posted:
Keith posted:
 

Your characterization of me is fallacious. You failed to realize that you lack substance therefore I don't intend to waste time on you or anyone else with your nonsensical questions.

Please accept my apologies for whatever transpired in our previous exchange that has traumatized you with such fear. I shall refrain from asking you to justify your posts or seeking clarification, no matter how inane. You, like everyone else, are entitled to your belief, as long as it does no physical, spiritual, or emotional harm to others. Please bear in mind that once you cross those boundaries, you defeat your own religious sanctimony.

cain posted:
antabanta posted

So the god Zeus is real? How does he compare to the Christian God?

Yes he is, so is Thor his son, I got some Marvel books on him.

You mean you have some reliable historical documentation

Wahapenin bannaz. People saying how you dead and all kinda ting.

antabanta posted:
seignet posted:
antabanta posted:

I think this man Keith is nuff mouth - he gone and hide from me again and hoping that Seignet will answer on his behalf.

But I will answer you, tonight. After I talked to God. I will converse with Him. His wisdom is infinite. And the Angels are out, full force in the Third Hour with dreams and prophecies. At 3.00 am I will answer you. I hope the Angels mek yuh dream about yuh queries.   

However, whatever I say will never be acceptable by you. I know so.

But, I will interject my two bit. So nah fuh waste meh time, I asking that the Divine consult wid yuh in the dreams. Dat way, meh answers could clear the air, 

Wahappen bai? Like god didn't show up. It is bigoted of you to demand that be more accepting of other ideas than you are.

This is not a forum where contributors relinquish their opinions, accepting another point of view. Suh, I doan hope for miracles on here. And I doan care either. If a person choose to write something on here, and I am moved to give my opinion, then I do. 

The Spirit did not move me. God always shows up, but not always quick to provide the words of knowledge and wisdom. 

ksazma posted:

Back to Samson and the Palestinians. We read that Samson killed 1000 Palestinians with the jawbone of an ass. Don't know what is the lesson we are supposed to learn from this statement except that the Palestinians were Samson's pacoos who he molested to his heart's content.

I think, the other Bibles said he killed Philistines. With so many versions of the Book, you actually have one that claims Samson killed Palestians. 

seignet posted:
antabanta posted:
seignet posted:
antabanta posted:

I think this man Keith is nuff mouth - he gone and hide from me again and hoping that Seignet will answer on his behalf.

But I will answer you, tonight. After I talked to God. I will converse with Him. His wisdom is infinite. And the Angels are out, full force in the Third Hour with dreams and prophecies. At 3.00 am I will answer you. I hope the Angels mek yuh dream about yuh queries.   

However, whatever I say will never be acceptable by you. I know so.

But, I will interject my two bit. So nah fuh waste meh time, I asking that the Divine consult wid yuh in the dreams. Dat way, meh answers could clear the air, 

Wahappen bai? Like god didn't show up. It is bigoted of you to demand that be more accepting of other ideas than you are.

This is not a forum where contributors relinquish their opinions, accepting another point of view. Suh, I doan hope for miracles on here. And I doan care either. If a person choose to write something on here, and I am moved to give my opinion, then I do. 

The Spirit did not move me. God always shows up, but not always quick to provide the words of knowledge and wisdom. 

So you were wrong to impose upon me the intervention of your divinity? If you got nothing, you got nothing. No shame in it. And if you can't man up and accept responsibility instead of blaming something else, that cool too.

ksazma posted:
seignet posted:
 

Abraham had many concubines and he had children with all of them. Whether he had children with them before and after Ishmael and Isaac were born is questionable. Nonetheless, he fathered many children.

However, in that ancient culture only legitimate sons are recorded.

 

When people talk stupidness, they should be careful to cover all their tracks.

Below is the story of Judah, Tamar and their two illegitimate sons. One of those ILLIGITIMATE sons, Phares is recorded by Matthew as Jesus' forefather.

At what point was Hager ever referred to as a prostitute? Yet this God of the Bible inspired its writers to record Judah's two sons which he got after screwing his daughter in law on the roadside who he thought was a prostitute. What is with these Biblical characters? Rueben was screwing his step mother on the rooftop.

But that God who sees and knows everything and doesn't make mistakes couldn't find another forefather for his son Jesus.

Tamar and Judah

 
Judah and Tamar,

After Shelah had grown up, Judah became a widower. After Judah mourned the death of his wife, he planned on going to Timnah to shear his sheep. Upon hearing this news, Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and immediately went to Enaim which was en route to Judah's destination. Upon arriving at Enaim, Judah saw the woman but did not recognize her as Tamar because of the veil she wore over her face. Thinking she was a prostitute, he requested her services. Tamar's plan was to become pregnant by this ruse in order to bear a child in Judah's line, because Judah had not given her to his son Shelah. So she played the part of a prostitute and struck a deal with Judah for a goat with a security deposit of his staff, seal, and cord. When Judah was able to have a goat sent to Enaim, in order to collect his staff and seal, the woman was nowhere to be found and no one knew of any prostitute in Enaim. (Genesis 38:12–23)

Three months later, Tamar was accused of prostitution on account of her pregnancy. Upon hearing this news, Judah ordered that she be burned to death. Tamar sent the staff, seal, and cord to Judah with a message declaring that the owner of these items was the man who had made her pregnant. Upon recognizing his security deposit, Judah released Tamar from her sentence. Tamar's place in the family and Judah's posterity secured, she gives birth to twins, Perez and Zerah. Their birth is reminiscent of the birth of Rebekah's twin sons. The midwife marks Zerah's hand with a scarlet cord when it emerges from the womb first, but Perez is born first.[4] Perez is identified in the Book of Ruth as the ancestor of King David. (Ruth 4:18–22) The Genesis narrative also makes a note that Judah did not have further sexual relations with Tamar. (Genesis 38:24–30)

 

Matthew 1King James Version (KJV)

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

According to the scriptures, the world was lost in beliefs of images and idols. Abraham was the genisis of a people that would recieve the Statutes of God. Wholesome and pure blooded were to be those people.

Suh outside children don't count in establishing a new path.

AS usual in God's plans, his creation has minds of their own and free will. The probability is always there for good and bad. Suh, some of Jacobs children had bad habits. The two wives he had only gave him 4 sons, his other eight sons were from concubines. And God set down commands how those special people were to behave. Jacob's curse of taking women from the local tribes passed on to his children. The old saying, the curses of the parents pass down to the chidren. Even today, that may be true. Trump daddy din like black people and today Trump is branded as a bigot just because his daddy was a bigot. 

Trump is a bigot...not because of his dad..it is because Donald Duck Trump is a bigot.

Talking bout outside children. Jesus was born not from Joseph's loins (Mary's main squeeze) so he shouldn't count. That woman was something else though eh banna..she get preggy and tell the chap she still had a cherry...dem days people were real stupidy.

 

Oi Anta...I doan know about me being dead.I only got one eye that's troubling me..everything else works.

Two things Saggabai.

Firstly, Palestinians are the Phillistines.

Secondly, with regard to "outside children don't count in establishing a new path", God in his infinite wisdom chose Judah's outside child who was the result of Judah screwing his daughter in law on the roadside to establish Jesus genealogy.

Dealing With Distractions

Nehemiah 1:1-11

When Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king, his heart was deeply stirred over the plight of the Israelites back home and the condition of their city. With the king’s permission, he set out to rebuild Jerusalem. He encountered numerous obstacles but refused to let them distract him from the task.

From his example, we learn the importance of:

Being in the center of God’s will. When Nehemiah cried out in prayer about his people and homeland (Neh. 1:4-11), the Lord showed him exactly what to do. Then God caused the king to be favorably disposed toward the request and to provide everything needed. Knowing we are right where God wants us will give us confidence to move through trials without being sidetracked.

Remembering what the goal is. Nehemiah knew that the Lord’s priority for him was to rebuild the city. God has also planned things for us to do, and His work is always of great value. We are not to underestimate our part, no matter how small it seems to us.

Accomplishing each task. Following every crisis, Nehemiah returned to the task at hand. By keeping the Lord’s goal in mind, we’ll be able to stay in our God-appointed place, carry out each step, and remain on course.

Accurately identifying our distractions. Those who seek to interrupt our work, divert our attention, or attack us personally are not from God. With the Father’s help, Nehemiah recognized whom to heed and whom to ignore.

Think about people and situations that are likely to distract you. Being aware of their potential to get you off track can help you stay focused.

-In Touch Ministries -

Overcoming Distractions

Nehemiah 6:15-16

As we saw yesterday, distractions have potential to get us off track. Gossip. Criticism. Financial pressure. Poor health. Conflict. Desires. Praise from others. Any of these can cause us to turn away from God’s perfect plan. But Scripture gives us a role model to emulate (Neh. 4:1-23, Neh. 5:1-19, Neh. 6:1-16). Nehemiah shows us the value of:

Single-mindedness. Nehemiah feared the Lord and conscientiously applied himself to His work. He didn’t have a divided mind. By setting our attention solely on God’s plan, our minds will stay fixed, regardless of the difficulties.

Obedience. The Lord wants to show us His favor; His blessing is always upon us when we are obedient to Him. This knowledge should bring us confidence in hard times, just as it did for Nehemiah.

Accountability. The king wanted progress reports on what Nehemiah was accomplishing. One day we will stand before Jesus, our King, and give an account for how we used our resources and gifts (1 Corinthians 3:12-15).

Consistency in our prayer life. When the Israelites were ridiculed, they were helpless to stop their opponents’ taunts. So Nehemiah prayed, and the people received strength to continue. As the plotting worsened, Nehemiah and his fellow workers cried out to God, who not only provided His people with discernment but also frustrated the enemies’ plans.

Nehemiah completed the ambitious project in just 52 days. When we follow his example, God can accomplish great things in and through us. Which of the above points from Nehemiah’s life can help you overcome whatever is distracting you?

-In Touch Ministries -

antabanta posted:
seignet posted:
antabanta posted:
seignet posted:
antabanta posted:

I think this man Keith is nuff mouth - he gone and hide from me again and hoping that Seignet will answer on his behalf.

But I will answer you, tonight. After I talked to God. I will converse with Him. His wisdom is infinite. And the Angels are out, full force in the Third Hour with dreams and prophecies. At 3.00 am I will answer you. I hope the Angels mek yuh dream about yuh queries.   

However, whatever I say will never be acceptable by you. I know so.

But, I will interject my two bit. So nah fuh waste meh time, I asking that the Divine consult wid yuh in the dreams. Dat way, meh answers could clear the air, 

Wahappen bai? Like god didn't show up. It is bigoted of you to demand that be more accepting of other ideas than you are.

This is not a forum where contributors relinquish their opinions, accepting another point of view. Suh, I doan hope for miracles on here. And I doan care either. If a person choose to write something on here, and I am moved to give my opinion, then I do. 

The Spirit did not move me. God always shows up, but not always quick to provide the words of knowledge and wisdom. 

So you were wrong to impose upon me the intervention of your divinity? If you got nothing, you got nothing. No shame in it. And if you can't man up and accept responsibility instead of blaming something else, that cool too.

I think yuh lil bit confused. I never imposed anything on you. I said, maybe God should visit u in dreams and visions seeing yuh dispell His existence and challenge his divinity and wisdom. He choose not to give me any thoughts at that moment. That does not mean He will not answer, so manning up is giving up. I kinda know how God deals with situations.

However, this morning God answered my request. If yuh interested in wah He revealed, then read it yuhself. Job chapter 28. That is a book in the old testament.

All request are met by God, just not on my urgency. God is everything, the Alpha and the Omega. If a person challenges God. And I should read it. One of two things I will do. Perhaps, offer my opinions OR thank God He has given me the ability to know Him. I feel privileged that I am spared the wanderings.

cain posted:

Trump is a bigot...not because of his dad..it is because Donald Duck Trump is a bigot.

Talking bout outside children. Jesus was born not from Joseph's loins (Mary's main squeeze) so he shouldn't count. That woman was something else though eh banna..she get preggy and tell the chap she still had a cherry...dem days people were real stupidy.

 

Oi Anta...I doan know about me being dead.I only got one eye that's troubling me..everything else works.

Where ignorance is bliss, it is a folly to be wise. Stop being stupid or behaving stupid. Or u can't help yuhself.

ksazma posted:

Two things Saggabai.

Firstly, Palestinians are the Phillistines.

Secondly, with regard to "outside children don't count in establishing a new path", God in his infinite wisdom chose Judah's outside child who was the result of Judah screwing his daughter in law on the roadside to establish Jesus genealogy.

Atleast Jesus have a genealogy and not a conjured up one. GOD is for every person, for whores, the liars, the thieves, all of humanity with all its demonic possesses. 

Yuh said there are different versions of the Bible, perhaps the one yuh have was copied by the Muslims suh they changed Philistine into Palestinians.

As for Judah, it is true he slept with his daugther in law. Maybe yuh deliberately leaving out the reason it happened. It is like yuh muslim customs. Judah, elsdest son was married to Tamar. And he died. The next son had no choice, he had to marry her. And he also died. The Third refused to marry her, fearing he too would prematurely die. He challenged the custom and won. Tamar, pissed about the decision, waited for Judah as he journeyed to a place she knew he would travel to. She preteneded to be a prostitute. She clothed herself as the muslim women of today whereby covering her head and veil her face. Prostitutes of those day are not like prostitutes of today, bearing all, girating the pelvis and giving oral pleasure. Dem women back then were modest, Tamar probably only had a 10 second banging. That is all it would take to shame Judah. She knew what she was doing. Disguising herself, all she had to do was pull up whatever she wearing and Judah eager to go. Was in. I doan think she would be laying beside him and cuddle. She was up and away, as fast as he came. Making sure her pregnancy was not swept from her lap. She wanted children and Judah gave her just that. Not pleasure but his blood line. Powerful ejaculation, she had twin sons.

Now, yuh being a good mussalman who wants to ***k Trump's wfe and all the White wimen at Fox news. Be a decent guy and cut Judah some slack, he is one like yuh. Middle-Eastern. We people ppl from Hindu connection doan do wicked things. We leave that for ppl who have no respect for law and order. Trump haters. If u were living in a Calipahte, u won't be so bold to distort facts of good intentions.  

I am in contentious mood. Perhaps some skonts will reeling off tonight.  

seignet posted:
ksazma posted:

Two things Saggabai.

Firstly, Palestinians are the Phillistines.

Secondly, with regard to "outside children don't count in establishing a new path", God in his infinite wisdom chose Judah's outside child who was the result of Judah screwing his daughter in law on the roadside to establish Jesus genealogy.

Atleast Jesus have a genealogy and not a conjured up one. GOD is for every person, for whores, the liars, the thieves, all of humanity with all its demonic possesses. 

Yuh said there are different versions of the Bible, perhaps the one yuh have was copied by the Muslims suh they changed Philistine into Palestinians.

As for Judah, it is true he slept with his daugther in law. Maybe yuh deliberately leaving out the reason it happened. It is like yuh muslim customs. Judah, elsdest son was married to Tamar. And he died. The next son had no choice, he had to marry her. And he also died. The Third refused to marry her, fearing he too would prematurely die. He challenged the custom and won. Tamar, pissed about the decision, waited for Judah as he journeyed to a place she knew he would travel to. She preteneded to be a prostitute. She clothed herself as the muslim women of today whereby covering her head and veil her face. Prostitutes of those day are not like prostitutes of today, bearing all, girating the pelvis and giving oral pleasure. Dem women back then were modest, Tamar probably only had a 10 second banging. That is all it would take to shame Judah. She knew what she was doing. Disguising herself, all she had to do was pull up whatever she wearing and Judah eager to go. Was in. I doan think she would be laying beside him and cuddle. She was up and away, as fast as he came. Making sure her pregnancy was not swept from her lap. She wanted children and Judah gave her just that. Not pleasure but his blood line. Powerful ejaculation, she had twin sons.

Now, yuh being a good mussalman who wants to ***k Trump's wfe and all the White wimen at Fox news. Be a decent guy and cut Judah some slack, he is one like yuh. Middle-Eastern. We people ppl from Hindu connection doan do wicked things. We leave that for ppl who have no respect for law and order. Trump haters. If u were living in a Calipahte, u won't be so bold to distort facts of good intentions.  

I am in contentious mood. Perhaps some skonts will reeling off tonight.  

See how mad you are? I mentioned that of all the people in the world, God chose an illegitimate child as Jesus' forefather. This in spite of your argument that outside children don't get recorded. Then you madly claimed that I deliberately left out the reason it happened. So what do you do? You give me the detail of the story that I already used to make my comment. But somehow, in your mind, this is all Tamar's fault. Somehow there is nothing wrong with old Judah meeting a woman at the roadside and thinking that she is a prostitute just decide to screw her. Judah, the father of the Jewish race and the forefather of Jesus is perfectly within his right to screw any prostitute he encounters on the roadside.

I watched both shows on CNN last Sunday. There was Finding Jesus at 9PM and Believer at 10PM. Then at 11PM, they showed an 2015 episode of Finding Jesus which I watched also.

The 9PM episode focused on Pilate and his interactions with Jesus. The 10PM show focused on some Hindu residents near the Ganges. I am going to comment on the 2015 episode which aired at 11PM that night.

About 300 years after Jesus, Helen, the mother of Constantine made a trip to Jerusalem in an effort to find the cross on which Jesus was crucified. She eventually found a cross which she broke into pieces and it is believed that relics of that cross is in hundreds of churches within crosses as shown in the following photo.

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Actual relic used by the scientists mentioned below. Turned out this was NOT from 2000 years ago even though many thought so for over a 1000 years.

Two scientists went on a study to determine the veracity of that claim but it is quite difficult determine in terms of age of wood as well as if there is any fraudulent claims since the cross could not be so large that Jesus wouldn't be able to physically carry it. They eventually was able to do a carbon age test on one in a museum which was given by a Roman leader about a 1000 years ago who claimed that the relic was from Helen when she returned to Rome after finding the cross some 1700 years ago. Unfortunately, the carbon age test showed that wood of that relic was from about the same time as it was given (about 1000 years ago). Why is this relevant to me. It shows that the claims made by the Romans who controlled the spread of Christianity were suspect.

Another matter covered on that episode was that at the time Constantine became leader, Christianity was still an underground cult. Imagine 300+ years after Jesus, Christianity was still an underground cult. It was Constantine who when he became leader made Christianity a mainstream religion and people were now free to publicly proclaim their religion. But as convicted a follower of that underground cult Constantine was, he did not get baptized until he was very old and near his death. Even his mother Helen was angry with him at one point because he had his son killed because his son had an affair with his step mother, Constantine's second wife. Lots of sexing up in these stories.

As I have mentioned earlier, Jesus had nothing to do with Christianity. Jesus was a Jew and lived as one following the letter of the law as any other Jew did. We learn from the Gospels that Jesus was ABOUT 30 years old when he began his ministry. Somehow the Holy Spirit was not sure exactly when he began as it just stated "about". However, that ministry lasted about 3 years when Jesus was crucified. But during those 3 years, Jesus never reached out to any non-Jew. He clearly stated that he is there only for the Jews and he regularly scoff on non-Jews like calling them names like pigs, dogs, swine, pricks, etc. Of all the religious personalities of the world, Jesus accomplished the least. Actually, he never encountered anything even to the point of more than 300 years after his death, those seeking to make a religion of him were operating as an underground cult.

This is not to say that Christians are not good people. They certainly are and they do a lot of good things all over the world. The people who they help should be very grateful for all that they do. Jesus isn't impressed though because he was not that type of person. He cared only for a select few and he pretty much told of how e will respond to those who worship him as God (or son of God). He said that on that day, many will say, master look at all the good things I did in your name and he will tell them to get away from him because he doesn't know them. That is because for the little time he was a public figure, he always advised his compadres to worship one God. Not three separate entities being confused as one. Jesus is not God. Never was. Never will be. So said Jesus in countless instances in the New Testament.

seignet posted:

Yuh said there are different versions of the Bible, perhaps the one yuh have was copied by the Muslims suh they changed Philistine into Palestinians.

 

Funny you would accuse anyone of changing names. You must be aware that Paul's real name is not Paul but is actually Saul. You must also know that Peter's name is not Peter but is actually Simon. Jesus labeled Simon the Hebrew word for rock which is then translated into Greek as Cephas and the further translated into Peter. You must also know that Jesus' name is not Jesus but is actually Esau. You should also know that Christ is not even Jesus' name but is a broken word for Cristof which is a Greek translation of ointment or oil as used by the Jews of that time.

Now we buddy Saggabai telling we that ol' Judah emptied a powerful ejaculation into the womb of his daughter in law. I guess he thinks so as there were two offspring from that powerful ejaculation. Perhaps it was as powerful as the one given to the two whores since they like the men with penises as large as horses penises and who has powerful ejaculations as powerful as that of horses. Ol' Judah was more man than his son Onan. Onan didn't want to impregnate his sister in law after he screwed her so he pulled it out before he ejaculated. Because of him, we have the word, onanism or coitus interruptus.

seignet posted:

Now, yuh being a good mussalman who wants to ***k Trump's wfe and all the White wimen at Fox news. Be a decent guy and cut Judah some slack, he is one like yuh. Middle-Eastern. We people ppl from Hindu connection doan do wicked things.

I am in contentious mood. Perhaps some skonts will reeling off tonight.  

Oh man! You have the audacity to tell me I must stop behaving stupid and you came up right after with an erotic story about whores gyrating and who doing who with heavy squirts..even throwing an evil person's name into the mix (Trump) and if that's not enough an added touch of vulgarity. Banna behave your wicked self lest YOUR GOD drop a lash on yo backside yeh.

Please notice this is coming from an atheist who at least has some respect for a religious thread.

cain posted:
seignet posted:

Now, yuh being a good mussalman who wants to ***k Trump's wfe and all the White wimen at Fox news. Be a decent guy and cut Judah some slack, he is one like yuh. Middle-Eastern. We people ppl from Hindu connection doan do wicked things.

I am in contentious mood. Perhaps some skonts will reeling off tonight.  

Oh man! You have the audacity to tell me I must stop behaving stupid and you came up right after with an erotic story about whores gyrating and who doing who with heavy squirts..even throwing an evil person's name into the mix (Trump) and if that's not enough an added touch of vulgarity. Banna behave your wicked self lest YOUR GOD drop a lash on yo backside yeh.

Please notice this is coming from an atheist who at least has some respect for a religious thread.

Damn Cain. I guess I am in a lot of trouble with you now because my comments are XXX rated. Maybe I need to tone down my rhetoric.

Posted by ksazma

Damn Cain. I guess I am in a lot of trouble with you now because my comments are XXX rated. Maybe I need to tone down my rhetoric.

 

Nahhh Siggy is the dude who is in contact with God the dude even tells Siggy what page to read on a book so he should behave before Gentle Jesus throttles him with a jawbone....I doubt you doan even have Jesu's email address.

Living by Faith

Genesis 15:6

Abraham is one of the people in the Old Testament who have had a great impact on my spiritual walk. In his life, I see the necessity of living by faith.

Separation is oftentimes a part of our development as Christians. Before we can take on something new, the Lord may ask us to let go of something we already have. In Genesis 12:1-3, God told Abraham he was going on a journey that would require leaving his country, his people, and his father’s household. Obedience meant saying goodbye to relationships and things dear to him. The only family members who traveled with him were his wife and nephew; the life he knew in his homeland was left behind. But this godly man did not hesitate. His strong faith enabled him to say yes to what the Lord commanded.

Moving ahead in the midst of uncertainty can be another aspect of following the Lord. Abraham was told to travel without knowing his destination. Try to imagine explaining to friends that you’re moving away but have no idea where you are going. This lack of detail did not stop Abraham. Unwavering trust in his heavenly Father enabled him to answer the divine call wholeheartedly—even though specific details were lacking. Abraham was spiritually ready to answer affirmatively when God called.

Following God requires living by faith. That means: trusting the Holy Spirit to guide us when we don’t see how all the pieces fit together (John 16:13); believing that God always works for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28); and desiring to please our Father. Will you be ready when He calls?

-In Touch Ministries -

cain posted:
Posted by ksazma

Damn Cain. I guess I am in a lot of trouble with you now because my comments are XXX rated. Maybe I need to tone down my rhetoric.

 

Nahhh Siggy is the dude who is in contact with God the dude even tells Siggy what page to read on a book so he should behave before Gentle Jesus throttles him with a jawbone....I doubt you doan even have Jesu's email address.

I am afraid I don't have any direct contact with any of the people of ol'e. 

Question for those who talk to God. We read that God created Adam and from him created Eve. Through the process of sex,  Adam and Eve got Cain and Abel. Cain then killed Abel. If all births after the creation of Adam and Eve with the exception of Jesus were through the process of sex, how did the world population continued beyond Adam, Eve and Cain?

seignet posted:
antabanta posted:
seignet posted:
antabanta posted:
seignet posted:
antabanta posted:

I think this man Keith is nuff mouth - he gone and hide from me again and hoping that Seignet will answer on his behalf.

But I will answer you, tonight. After I talked to God. I will converse with Him. His wisdom is infinite. And the Angels are out, full force in the Third Hour with dreams and prophecies. At 3.00 am I will answer you. I hope the Angels mek yuh dream about yuh queries.   

However, whatever I say will never be acceptable by you. I know so.

But, I will interject my two bit. So nah fuh waste meh time, I asking that the Divine consult wid yuh in the dreams. Dat way, meh answers could clear the air, 

Wahappen bai? Like god didn't show up. It is bigoted of you to demand that be more accepting of other ideas than you are.

This is not a forum where contributors relinquish their opinions, accepting another point of view. Suh, I doan hope for miracles on here. And I doan care either. If a person choose to write something on here, and I am moved to give my opinion, then I do. 

The Spirit did not move me. God always shows up, but not always quick to provide the words of knowledge and wisdom. 

So you were wrong to impose upon me the intervention of your divinity? If you got nothing, you got nothing. No shame in it. And if you can't man up and accept responsibility instead of blaming something else, that cool too.

I think yuh lil bit confused. I never imposed anything on you. I said, maybe God should visit u in dreams and visions seeing yuh dispell His existence and challenge his divinity and wisdom. He choose not to give me any thoughts at that moment. That does not mean He will not answer, so manning up is giving up. I kinda know how God deals with situations.

However, this morning God answered my request. If yuh interested in wah He revealed, then read it yuhself. Job chapter 28. That is a book in the old testament.

All request are met by God, just not on my urgency. God is everything, the Alpha and the Omega. If a person challenges God. And I should read it. One of two things I will do. Perhaps, offer my opinions OR thank God He has given me the ability to know Him. I feel privileged that I am spared the wanderings.

Sorry. I must be seeing things. I could swear this sentence "I hope the Angels mek yuh dream about yuh queries." is up there in your reply somewhere. That's an imposition to my understanding.

I have no interest in what your god revealed to you. You interceded on behalf of someone else and now trying to weasel your way out. So far you still have nothing to say.

It must be your superiority that enables to "know" how god deals. Such a claim is proof that the Christian belief is based on a superiority complex - who knows god and connects with god is allowed to self-aggrandize and "feel priveleged." Who doesn't know god is arbitrarily condemned as inferior and relegated to burn in hell. What in heaven's name makes you think that god, any god, would chose you to connect with? Good luck with your ignorance.

ksazma posted:

Question for those who talk to God. We read that God created Adam and from him created Eve. Through the process of sex,  Adam and Eve got Cain and Abel. Cain then killed Abel. If all births after the creation of Adam and Eve with the exception of Jesus were through the process of sex, how did the world population continued beyond Adam, Eve and Cain?

Read the Bible you will find your answer. Why don't you tell us what your Quran said about how the earth was populated?

By the way, I notice you and your pupil is very tight lip about this pass Sunday series on CNN, "Finding Jesus", How was the show? Did they find him?

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Question for those who talk to God. We read that God created Adam and from him created Eve. Through the process of sex,  Adam and Eve got Cain and Abel. Cain then killed Abel. If all births after the creation of Adam and Eve with the exception of Jesus were through the process of sex, how did the world population continued beyond Adam, Eve and Cain?

Read the Bible you will find your answer. Why don't you tell us what your Quran said about how the earth was populated?

By the way, I notice you and your pupil is very tight lip about this pass Sunday series on CNN, "Finding Jesus", How was the show? Did they find him?

Islam, Christianity and Judaism are known as the Abrahamic Religions. They share a common belief in the origins of man. That is, Adam and Eve were the first two human creations and we are all descended from them.

For my atheists brothers, I am trying to understand the rational on banking on a faith position that there is no God, I understand it's a faith position that cannot be defended, here is why; to say there is no God in an absolute sense preciable infinite knowledge. It's like me saying there is no sun with black dots anywhere in all of this universe. The only way I can say that is if I've comprehensive knowledge of this whole universe. So how can one say there is no God in an absolute sense unless he or she have infinite knowledge and if you do have infinite knowledge you are denying that there is no one in this world with infinite knowledge. Only a thought not a sermon. 

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Question for those who talk to God. We read that God created Adam and from him created Eve. Through the process of sex,  Adam and Eve got Cain and Abel. Cain then killed Abel. If all births after the creation of Adam and Eve with the exception of Jesus were through the process of sex, how did the world population continued beyond Adam, Eve and Cain?

Read the Bible you will find your answer. Why don't you tell us what your Quran said about how the earth was populated?

By the way, I notice you and your pupil is very tight lip about this pass Sunday series on CNN, "Finding Jesus", How was the show? Did they find him?

Sounds like you are not interested in giving your view. That is fine since no one is obligated to answer any questions they don't care to. In that case, I will wait on Siggy's commentary before I give my opinion.

But about the CNN episode last Sunday, I am surprised that you think I was tight lipped about it when I give a very long commentary on page.

Keith posted:

For my atheists brothers, I am trying to understand the rational on banking on a faith position that there is no God, I understand it's a faith position that cannot be defended, here is why; to say there is no God in an absolute sense preciable infinite knowledge. It's like me saying there is no sun with black dots anywhere in all of this universe. The only way I can say that is if I've comprehensive knowledge of this whole universe. So how can one say there is no God in an absolute sense unless he or she have infinite knowledge and if you do have infinite knowledge you are denying that there is no one in this world with infinite knowledge. Only a thought not a sermon. 

Terribly weak argument. The sun is a physical object that people can see. Can you see God and point him out to the next person you come into contact with? For your information, it is more reasonable for someone to argue that God does not exist than for someone to argue that God does. That is because that person can easily demonstrate the absence of God in a room while you cannot demonstrate the presence of God in that room. All you have is belief. Don't embarrass yourself by asking for proof of God because you cannot ever prove it.

ksazma posted:
Keith posted:

For my atheists brothers, I am trying to understand the rational on banking on a faith position that there is no God, I understand it's a faith position that cannot be defended, here is why; to say there is no God in an absolute sense preciable infinite knowledge. It's like me saying there is no sun with black dots anywhere in all of this universe. The only way I can say that is if I've comprehensive knowledge of this whole universe. So how can one say there is no God in an absolute sense unless he or she have infinite knowledge and if you do have infinite knowledge you are denying that there is no one in this world with infinite knowledge. Only a thought not a sermon. 

Terribly weak argument. The sun is a physical object that people can see. Can you see God and point him out to the next person you come into contact with? For your information, it is more reasonable for someone to argue that God does not exist than for someone to argue that God does. That is because that person can easily demonstrate the absence of God in a room while you cannot demonstrate the presence of God in that room. All you have is belief. Don't embarrass yourself by asking for proof of God because you cannot ever prove it.

No surprise here, you see it as weak due to your inability to comprehend reasoning. 

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:
Keith posted:

For my atheists brothers, I am trying to understand the rational on banking on a faith position that there is no God, I understand it's a faith position that cannot be defended, here is why; to say there is no God in an absolute sense preciable infinite knowledge. It's like me saying there is no sun with black dots anywhere in all of this universe. The only way I can say that is if I've comprehensive knowledge of this whole universe. So how can one say there is no God in an absolute sense unless he or she have infinite knowledge and if you do have infinite knowledge you are denying that there is no one in this world with infinite knowledge. Only a thought not a sermon. 

Terribly weak argument. The sun is a physical object that people can see. Can you see God and point him out to the next person you come into contact with? For your information, it is more reasonable for someone to argue that God does not exist than for someone to argue that God does. That is because that person can easily demonstrate the absence of God in a room while you cannot demonstrate the presence of God in that room. All you have is belief. Don't embarrass yourself by asking for proof of God because you cannot ever prove it.

No surprise here, you see it as weak due to your inability to comprehend reasoning. 

I do know how you can put this to rest though. You can post a photo of God holding today's New York Times. This way we will know that it is a current photo of God. This website does allow photo upload.

Over one hour now and counting ......... No photo of God.

So what was that cry again? 

"Keith posted:

For my atheists brothers, I am trying to understand the rational on banking on a faith position that there is no God, I understand it's a faith position that cannot be defended,

Maybe God doesn't like the New York Times. Maybe he thinks it is fake news. I am not picky. He can chose any publication from today. I would even settle for Brietbart News even though I don't care for the. Just want Bro. Keith to post a photo of God holding any current dated newspaper to show that he does exist. Hey even James Bond does it and he is just a mere human being.

GQ S. Michael wrote the following entitled, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’”

Both Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1 read, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” We as Christian take these verses to mean that atheists are stupid, i.e., lacking intelligence. However, that is not the only meaning of the Hebrew word translated “fool.” In this text, the Hebrew word is nabal, which often refers to an impious person who has no perception of ethical or religious truth. The meaning of the text is not “unintelligent people do not believe in God.” Rather, the meaning of the text is “sinful people do not believe in God.” In other words, it is a wicked thing to deny God, and a denial of God is often accompanied by a wicked lifestyle. The verse goes on to list some other characteristics of the irreligious: “They are corrupt; their deeds are vile;  or there is no one who does good.” Psalm 14 is a study on the universal depravity of mankind.

It's not intelligence, or a lack thereof, that leads a person to reject belief in God. It is a lack of righteousness that leads a person to reject belief in God. Many people do not object to the idea of a Creator, as long as that Creator minds His own business and leaves them alone. What people reject is the idea of a Creator who demands morality from His creation. Rather than struggle against a guilty conscience, some people reject the idea of God altogether. Psalm 14:1 calls this type of person a “fool.”

Psalm 14:1 says that denying God’s existence is commonly based on a desire to lead a wicked life. Several prominent atheists have admitted the truth of this. Some, such as author Aldous Huxley, have openly admitted that a desire to avoid moral restraints was a motivation for their disbelief:

“I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning - the Christian meaning, they insisted - of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means

Belief in a divine Being is accompanied by a sense of accountability to that Being. So, to escape the condemnation of conscience, which itself was created by God, some simply deny the existence of God. They tell themselves, “There is no overseer of the world. There is no Judgment Day. I can live as I please.” The moral pull of the conscience is thus more easily ignored.

Trying to convince oneself there is no God is unwise. The point of “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’” is that it is an impious, sinful heart that will deny God. The atheist’s denial flies in the face of much evidence to the contrary, including his own conscience and the universe he lives in.

A lack of evidence of God’s existence is not the true reason atheists reject a belief in God. Their rejection is due to a desire to live free of the moral constraints God requires and to escape the guilt that accompanies the violation of those constraints. “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them so that people are without excuse. Their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their heart. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:18–25).

Forward by Faith

Genesis 12:1-9

Faith can be lulled to sleep when we are focused on our own comfort rather than God’s plan. Abraham did not fall into this trap. He traded the familiar for the unknown and received many blessings.

Living by faith is the right answer when God calls you to move forward. His call can come to us at any age and in any situation. Abraham was 75 when he began his journey. David was a shepherd boy when he was anointed to be king (1 Samuel 16:11-13). Paul encountered the Lord on his way to arrest Jewish believers in Damascus; after his conversion, he became the Lord’s representative to the Gentiles (Acts 9:1-6; Acts 22:21). Our call may not be so dramatic, but it will always involve moving forward by faith.

Following God will also include times of testing. Abraham, like all of us, had some successes and some failures. The initial call to leave his country was met with strong belief and immediate action. As a result, the Lord promised a great blessing for him and his descendants. But encountering a famine brought a different response from Abraham—a sojourn to Egypt, deception about his relationship with Sarah, and chastisement from Pharaoh. Our response to God’s commands really matters. Through our actions, we can bring blessing or heartache.

Obeying the Lord can be uncomfortable. Those close to us may question our motives or disagree with our decisions. And we may not want to do what God asks. But faith will keep us moving forward in obedience. It helps us stay the course and experience the blessings found in a relationship with Christ.

The Effectiveness of Prayer

James 5:16-18

When you face a problem, is prayer your first response, or do you spring into action mode? God works powerfully through prayer, yet too often we look at it as a last resort: After we are at the end of our rope, then we start praying.

Using the example of Elijah, James reminds us what the effective prayer of a righteous person can accomplish. In today’s passage, the subject is healing, but that’s not the only prayer God will answer. Every aspect of life can be impacted by the power of prayer.

Temptation. Jesus told His disciples, “Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation” (Mark 14:38).

Praise. After being beaten and thrown into prison, Paul and Silas prayed and praised God, even in the midst of their pain (Acts 16:25).

Spiritual Warfare. Paul teaches us to access God’s power by “pray[ing] without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).

Anxiety. We aren’t at the mercy of fear if we pray about everything (Phil. 4:6).

Transformation. When we pray according to God’s desires, He transforms our mind, attitudes, character, and actions (Col. 1:9-12).

Witness. Through prayer, we ask that the Lord open doors for us to spread His Word (2 Thess. 3:1).

Protection. God is faithful to answer requests that He strengthen and protect us from the evil one (2 Thess. 3:2-3).

The next time you face a challenging situation, remember that prayer is more powerful than all your self-efforts. Pray, and watch God work.

-In Touch Ministries-

skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:

Still no sight of God.

No comment from Siggy about how the world got populated through the process of sex when only Adam, his wife Eve and their child Cain were the only people in existence.

So we are all products of incest?

I don't think so Skelly but I am interested in what Siggy thinks. Asking this question got under Bro. Keith's skin so I doubt he will offer an opinion.

ksazma posted:
skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:

Still no sight of God.

No comment from Siggy about how the world got populated through the process of sex when only Adam, his wife Eve and their child Cain were the only people in existence.

So we are all products of incest?

I don't think so Skelly but I am interested in what Siggy thinks. Asking this question got under Bro. Keith's skin so I doubt he will offer an opinion.

All along I did not believe about this Adam and Eve story. I think it's a far fetched story. Like the Bible, this too is a STORY.

skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:
skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:

Still no sight of God.

No comment from Siggy about how the world got populated through the process of sex when only Adam, his wife Eve and their child Cain were the only people in existence.

So we are all products of incest?

I don't think so Skelly but I am interested in what Siggy thinks. Asking this question got under Bro. Keith's skin so I doubt he will offer an opinion.

All along I did not believe about this Adam and Eve story. I think it's a far fetched story. Like the Bible, this too is a STORY.

There is a theory that Genesis was stolen from the Babylonians.

antabanta posted:
 

There is a theory that Genesis was stolen from the Babylonians.

Plausible. Especially in light of the following passages. Below are the verbatim copy of 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37 claimed to be written centuries apart by two different writers. 100% plagiarism.

 

2 Kings 19 King James Version (KJV)

1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

It may be the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.

24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

32 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. King James Version (KJV)

 

Isaiah 37 King James Version (KJV)

1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

It may be the Lord thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, saying,

16 O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.

18 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only.

21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

22 This is the word which the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.

25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

33 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.

34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. King James Version (KJV)

 
 
 

The Purification of Our Faith

Hebrews 11:32-40

Although most of us would love to have the heroic faith of the men and women mentioned in Hebrews 11, few of us are willing to go through the process God uses to develop this kind of trust. We love reading about the great victories and accomplishments of those who relied upon the Lord, but we cringe at the descriptions in verses 36-38. Though none of us want to go through horrible situations, God uses adversity to purify our faith.

Picture the Lord as a master sculptor standing before a block of marble—that slab is you! Envisioning the hidden work of art within the rock, He lovingly and carefully chips away at everything that does not fit the masterpiece He’s creating.

One of the first areas the Lord deals with is your character. His goal is to shape you into the image of His Son, and there are some traits and attitudes that must be chipped away in order for Him to accomplish the task. His chisel lays bare roots of sin and selfishness.

When anything or anyone becomes more important to us than the Lord, we have an idol in our life. To protect us, God sometimes uses adversity to strip away everything we have relied upon so that we will cling only to Him.

The chisel hurts—it sometimes feels as if God is taking away everything we hold dear. Unless you understand His goal and believe He’s working for your good, you’ll think He’s cruel. But if you trust Him and yield to His shaping tool of adversity, your faith will be purified and strengthened through affliction.

ksazma posted:
skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:

Still no sight of God.

No comment from Siggy about how the world got populated through the process of sex when only Adam, his wife Eve and their child Cain were the only people in existence.

So we are all products of incest?

I don't think so Skelly but I am interested in what Siggy thinks. Asking this question got under Bro. Keith's skin so I doubt he will offer an opinion.

Nothing get under may skin, just not surprise by your ineptitude to comprehend.

cain posted:

I saw one that read, Elvis is alive. The two of dem guys musbe hanging together by Siggy's place.

One has to be really misguided to insist that someone who is dead is still alive. Interestingly these same people wouldn't even give that same regard to their own departed family members.

ksazma posted:
 

Plausible. Especially in light of the following passages. Below are the verbatim copy of 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37 claimed to be written centuries apart by two different writers. 100% plagiarism.

 

2 Kings 19 King James Version (KJV)

1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

It may be the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.

24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

32 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. King James Version (KJV)

 

Isaiah 37 King James Version (KJV)

1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

It may be the Lord thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, saying,

16 O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.

18 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only.

21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

22 This is the word which the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.

25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

33 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.

34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. King James Version (KJV)

 
 
 

I notice that Bro. Keith did not comment on this coincidence between 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37. This is disappointing given how much Isaiah is preached to promote Jesus.

I am also disappointed that Siggy didn't have any explanation for how we got from Adam, Eve and their son Cain to over 7 million people when we are told that outside of Jesus, everyone else was born through sexual intercourse. I though he would have had one more of those powerful ejaculation story to tell.

ksazma posted:

I am also disappointed that Siggy didn't have any explanation for how we got from Adam, Eve and their son Cain to over 7 million people when we are told that outside of Jesus, everyone else was born through sexual intercourse. I though he would have had one more of those powerful ejaculation story to tell.

As a muslim, I am surprised you don't know the answer to that question.

In the community that I live in, I get the opportunity to meet with people willing share ideas and opinions. People from the Middle-East are more keen in doing it. They seem to think they have the correct thoughts of humanity on the planet. And of the muslim faith. So far, I've heard their opinions of people who are not from the ME. I've listened to people from Sudan, Syria, Iran and other regions of the world for 34 years. They were all refugees. And the muslims have some serious ideas of the infidels.

About a year ago, an old muslim Guyanese was working for me. He was working for years with me. Always eager to tell me about Allah. For every pronouncement he made, I gave similarities in Bible. It wasn't done to deny his beliefs but to show that words and sentences pertaining to God is universal. Faith is a different matter.

At one of his Friday prayers, the Immam deliberated on Adam, Eve and Cain. Just like you, the Immam ridiculing the Bible and its contents.

My countryman was very eager to tell me what he was told by the Immam. "Adam did have children with Eve. And when Cain was banished, he travelled to Ethiopia. Lonely, he returned and kidnapped Eve and took her to Ethopia. And he had children with her.  Adam searched everywhere for Eve, finding her in a distant land, he took her back to the entrance of the Garden of Eden."

My countryman enquiired, "what yuh tink about dis brudah."

I replied, "Seems very familiar."

Pausing for a while, I said to him, "I have a feeling the Immam read the Book of Enoch. Only, in the Book of Enoch, that story was recorded as a parable of Bulls, Hefier and cows. From the accounts, one could conclude that four Beings were formed from the dust. There was a white bull(Adam), a red bull(Abel) and a black bull(Cain). There was fight and the Black Bull gored the Red Bull. The Black Bull threatened the White Bull and eventually took the Heifer to a distant place where the White Bull later found the Heifer."

The generations of Adam drowned in the the Great Deluge. Noah and his family saved, re-populated on the Plain of Shinar. At the Tower Babel incident, the people(Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid) were scattered in the different parts of world where powerful ejaculation took place to give the world millions of inhabtants.

 

 

ksazma posted:
cain posted:

I saw one that read, Elvis is alive. The two of dem guys musbe hanging together by Siggy's place.

One has to be really misguided to insist that someone who is dead is still alive. Interestingly these same people wouldn't even give that same regard to their own departed family members.

I was in Brampton the other day. Was thinking of inviting you(Cain) for lunch. On Derry Road, there is this Italian Restorante that serves a good meal. The breads are fantastic. We coulda be hanging together there instead of Siggy Place.

For you, Ksazma, Christ is dead. It seems to give u great pleasure to point it out.

Fortunately for those who knows of the power of His redeeming blood, He is very much alive. 

Ur platitude is as bogus as Darwin and his monkey crap.

There is not a single language in the world that will claim that 'dead' and 'alive' are synonymous terms. That kind of strange thinking demands blind faith because reason is inadequate.

Me, my wife and the kids regularly watch Jeopardy. One of yesterday's questions was "what does 'WWJD' means?". Interestingly Jesus didn't do much during his 33 years of life. As I have mentioned before, he is the least accomplished of all the people mentioned in religious texts. Try listing the things he actually did and you would be surprised at how few they are.

seignet posted:
ksazma posted:

I am also disappointed that Siggy didn't have any explanation for how we got from Adam, Eve and their son Cain to over 7 million people when we are told that outside of Jesus, everyone else was born through sexual intercourse. I though he would have had one more of those powerful ejaculation story to tell.

As a muslim, I am surprised you don't know the answer to that question.

In the community that I live in, I get the opportunity to meet with people willing share ideas and opinions. People from the Middle-East are more keen in doing it. They seem to think they have the correct thoughts of humanity on the planet. And of the muslim faith. So far, I've heard their opinions of people who are not from the ME. I've listened to people from Sudan, Syria, Iran and other regions of the world for 34 years. They were all refugees. And the muslims have some serious ideas of the infidels.

About a year ago, an old muslim Guyanese was working for me. He was working for years with me. Always eager to tell me about Allah. For every pronouncement he made, I gave similarities in Bible. It wasn't done to deny his beliefs but to show that words and sentences pertaining to God is universal. Faith is a different matter.

At one of his Friday prayers, the Immam deliberated on Adam, Eve and Cain. Just like you, the Immam ridiculing the Bible and its contents.

My countryman was very eager to tell me what he was told by the Immam. "Adam did have children with Eve. And when Cain was banished, he travelled to Ethiopia. Lonely, he returned and kidnapped Eve and took her to Ethopia. And he had children with her.  Adam searched everywhere for Eve, finding her in a distant land, he took her back to the entrance of the Garden of Eden."

My countryman enquiired, "what yuh tink about dis brudah."

I replied, "Seems very familiar."

Pausing for a while, I said to him, "I have a feeling the Immam read the Book of Enoch. Only, in the Book of Enoch, that story was recorded as a parable of Bulls, Hefier and cows. From the accounts, one could conclude that four Beings were formed from the dust. There was a white bull(Adam), a red bull(Abel) and a black bull(Cain). There was fight and the Black Bull gored the Red Bull. The Black Bull threatened the White Bull and eventually took the Heifer to a distant place where the White Bull later found the Heifer."

The generations of Adam drowned in the the Great Deluge. Noah and his family saved, re-populated on the Plain of Shinar. At the Tower Babel incident, the people(Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid) were scattered in the different parts of world where powerful ejaculation took place to give the world millions of inhabtants.

 

 

Somehow I have the feeling you are making up this whole story and there was no Guyanese Muslim working for you a year ago or for a few years. And definitely not any Muslim priest making such comment at a Friday prayer as these topics don't get covered at Friday prayers but more in Comparative Religion discussions. Plus God creating ONLY Adam and then Eve is NOT a Muslim viewpoint. Had to be a Biblical source that talks about another man screwing his mother. This time Cain screwing his blood mother. Shame on you Siggy.

But you brought up a new discussion regarding Noah and his family. You tried to pass it off as the wickedness of Cain screwing his mother being washed away when only Noah and his family was on the ark. Another kakamania. But now it begs the question of how all of us came about when only Noah's family was alive. What level of inter-family screwing was going on amongst Noah's children? Then we get to Jacob's children's screwing their step mother or daughter in law. Lots of screwing stories to go around.

I almost forgot. Darwin's theory is way more reasonable than the nonsense of Adam being created and from him Eve was created and between Adam, Eve, their son Cain and Noah's kids powerful evacuations were used to result in over 7 billion people today.

I will take Darwin's argument instead of the above.

Dealing With Guilt

Ephesians 1:3-14

Yesterday we saw that guilt can be false or legitimate. But in either case, its effect on us is the same.

Feeling ashamed can lead us to doubt God’s presence, provision, or promises. We might struggle to believe He loves us, and if the emotions are strong enough, we may even question our salvation. Guilt can cause us to forget we are free from condemnation (Rom. 8:1) and can make us fearful that God is judging us harshly.

Another response to self-reproach is to try and pay the Lord back for our real or imagined mistakes. To earn His approval, we get compulsively busy and stay that way. Then, there’s remorse over “shoulds,” “oughts,” and “musts”—guilt over unfinished tasks can rob us of pleasure in our relationships, as we question our use of time. Such self-condemnation can lead to discouragement and depression.

Because of guilt’s corrosive power, we need to take care of it quickly. When we have broken God’s commands, the solution is to repent and accept the Lord’s forgiveness. False guilt, on the other hand, is erased by embracing biblical truth:

I am special. God chose me and is transforming me into Christ’s image.

I am loved. God loves me unconditionally, unalterably, and continuously.

I am forgiven. Jesus paid the full price for my every sin. God has permanently forgiven me and adopted me into His family.

God has provided a way out from the burden of guilt you carry. Won’t you accept His offer?

-Intouch Ministries-

The People God Uses

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Think of a time when you were asked to handle a particular task at church but felt you didn’t have enough education, experience, or ability to do it. We all tend to feel like this on occasion and may even offer God excuses why we couldn’t possibly be the one to take on the project. But the Lord doesn’t always use strong, influential, or accomplished people to do His work.

In fact, God often chooses to have His work done through those whom the world regards as foolish, weak, unimpressive, or ordinary. He has two main purposes for doing this. First of all, by accomplishing great things through unexceptional people, He proves that the world’s wisdom is foolishness. And second, God’s people don’t have any reason to boast: They have no power to save themselves and no ability to serve Him apart from His strength and wisdom.

God isn’t interested in impressive human talent and natural ability. He’s looking for humble people who are totally dependent upon Him and willing to make themselves available for whatever He calls them to do. Moses didn’t feel the Lord could use him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt because he wasn’t eloquent, but he became one of the greatest leaders in Jewish history. David was young and had no experience as a warrior, but the Spirit of God empowered him to kill a giant with one small stone.

If you’re a believer, it doesn’t matter how young or old you are or how qualified you feel. If you’ll simply depend on Christ, make yourself available, and obey Him, He’ll use you for His glory.

-Intouch Ministries-

Keith posted:

The People God Uses

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Think of a time when you were asked to handle a particular task at church but felt you didn’t have enough education, experience, or ability to do it. We all tend to feel like this on occasion and may even offer God excuses why we couldn’t possibly be the one to take on the project. But the Lord doesn’t always use strong, influential, or accomplished people to do His work.

In fact, God often chooses to have His work done through those whom the world regards as foolish, weak, unimpressive, or ordinary. He has two main purposes for doing this. First of all, by accomplishing great things through unexceptional people, He proves that the world’s wisdom is foolishness. And second, God’s people don’t have any reason to boast: They have no power to save themselves and no ability to serve Him apart from His strength and wisdom.

God isn’t interested in impressive human talent and natural ability. He’s looking for humble people who are totally dependent upon Him and willing to make themselves available for whatever He calls them to do. Moses didn’t feel the Lord could use him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt because he wasn’t eloquent, but he became one of the greatest leaders in Jewish history. David was young and had no experience as a warrior, but the Spirit of God empowered him to kill a giant with one small stone.

If you’re a believer, it doesn’t matter how young or old you are or how qualified you feel. If you’ll simply depend on Christ, make yourself available, and obey Him, He’ll use you for His glory.

-Intouch Ministries-

Thought slavery was abolished. Do we still have slave masters?

Prior to Jesus, God demanded that people EARN their salvation. Even Jesus perform the same rituals as those before him to EARN his salvation. After Jesus left, Paul started preaching that people are not saved by works but rather by grace. Jesus must be thinking, "wish someone had told me that so I don't waste all that time with all those rituals". Now they say that Jesus' blood has washed away the sins of the world. Yet they insist the world is still full of sin. Everything about Jesus is like a world of confusion.

Keith posted:

The People God Uses

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Think of a time when you were asked to handle a particular task at church but felt you didn’t have enough education, experience, or ability to do it. We all tend to feel like this on occasion and may even offer God excuses why we couldn’t possibly be the one to take on the project. But the Lord doesn’t always use strong, influential, or accomplished people to do His work.

In fact, God often chooses to have His work done through those whom the world regards as foolish, weak, unimpressive, or ordinary. He has two main purposes for doing this. First of all, by accomplishing great things through unexceptional people, He proves that the world’s wisdom is foolishness. And second, God’s people don’t have any reason to boast: They have no power to save themselves and no ability to serve Him apart from His strength and wisdom.

God isn’t interested in impressive human talent and natural ability. He’s looking for humble people who are totally dependent upon Him and willing to make themselves available for whatever He calls them to do. Moses didn’t feel the Lord could use him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt because he wasn’t eloquent, but he became one of the greatest leaders in Jewish history. David was young and had no experience as a warrior, but the Spirit of God empowered him to kill a giant with one small stone.

If you’re a believer, it doesn’t matter how young or old you are or how qualified you feel. If you’ll simply depend on Christ, make yourself available, and obey Him, He’ll use you for His glory.

-Intouch Ministries-

Isn't God the creator of the world, its people and their talent and natural abilities? Why then is he so adversarial to it? Maybe he lost confidence in himself when he saw that his creature Satan has taken over the world he created. You snooze you lose. Maybe he shouldn't have taken that nap on the seventh day.

Can You Trust Your Conscience?

1 Timothy 1:18-19

To enable us to distinguish between what is morally right and wrong, God has given us a conscience. It is His gift to help us avoid shipwreck in our lives. Your conscience serves as a kind of spiritual radar; the condition you keep it in will determine how much you can trust it.

The sacred conscience is one that has been kept spotless through confession of sin (1 John 1:9) and reflects a desire to know and follow God’s will. Once we are cleansed, we can live without guilt, walking openly and transparently before the Lord. When we do sin, we know immediately that we need to get right with God.

The struggling conscience is clogged with rules and regulations, and its spirit of legalism makes us critical of our performance. Having created our own radar system of “should, ought, and must,” we’ve used it to determine right or wrong. In doing so, we fail to understand God’s righteousness, which can never be replaced with self-righteousness.

The soiled conscience is stained from harboring sin. If we consistently choose our way over God’s, we lose sight of what’s suitable and true. Excuses like “I can’t help it” add to our lack of peace and the unreliability of our inner compass.

The seared conscience is insensitive to sin. When we continually resist and ignore its warnings, such a conscience will, over time, become numb to moral alarm.

Ask God to show you how well your internal conscience is operating, and then allow Him to restore it.

-InTouch Ministries-

Keith posted:

Can You Trust Your Conscience?

1 Timothy 1:18-19

To enable us to distinguish between what is morally right and wrong, God has given us a conscience. It is His gift to help us avoid shipwreck in our lives. Your conscience serves as a kind of spiritual radar; the condition you keep it in will determine how much you can trust it.

The sacred conscience is one that has been kept spotless through confession of sin (1 John 1:9) and reflects a desire to know and follow God’s will. Once we are cleansed, we can live without guilt, walking openly and transparently before the Lord. When we do sin, we know immediately that we need to get right with God.

The struggling conscience is clogged with rules and regulations, and its spirit of legalism makes us critical of our performance. Having created our own radar system of “should, ought, and must,” we’ve used it to determine right or wrong. In doing so, we fail to understand God’s righteousness, which can never be replaced with self-righteousness.

The soiled conscience is stained from harboring sin. If we consistently choose our way over God’s, we lose sight of what’s suitable and true. Excuses like “I can’t help it” add to our lack of peace and the unreliability of our inner compass.

The seared conscience is insensitive to sin. When we continually resist and ignore its warnings, such a conscience will, over time, become numb to moral alarm.

Ask God to show you how well your internal conscience is operating, and then allow Him to restore it.

-InTouch Ministries-

What happens if I ask god the question and his response was positive?  What happens then?

skeldon_man posted:
Keith posted:

Can You Trust Your Conscience?

1 Timothy 1:18-19

 

Ask God to show you how well your internal conscience is operating, and then allow Him to restore it.

-InTouch Ministries-

What happens if I ask god the question and his response was positive?  What happens then?

My guess is that Keith believes that would ONLY be possible if you are a Christian. And ONLY a non-Catholic Christian. So God has no place for nearly 75% of the people he created. Well. He does. Hell. Because as he proudly stated, He is a jealous God who has no problems pouring fire and brimstones on those nearly 75% of the people He created.

Blessed to Bless Others

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

God’s blessings to us are not meant to end with us. His desire is that they filter down to others. This principle applies in all areas of our life, including our finances. Did you know that our heavenly Father has plans for our money? God’s children generally want to discover what His will is for their life, but so often they fail to consult Him about His desires for their paycheck.

The Lord graciously supplies us with income so we can provide for our needs and even some of our desires. But He also wants us to use our money to achieve His purposes. And one of His goals is that we share our resources with others. If we decide in our heart to participate in His plans, He commits to provide all we need to live and to share.

Just look at His extravagant promise in 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed” (emphasis added). This encouraging scripture is a good reminder that sharing blessings with others will never lead to deprivation. In fact, the Lord promises to increase the harvest of our righteousness and enrich us in everything in response to our generosity. We can never outgive God.

A hoarded blessing is never enjoyed as richly as a shared one. Using your gift to meet someone else’s need glorifies the Lord by demonstrating His grace at work in your life. Don’t allow His generous provisions to end with you. Pass them on to others and discover the joy of a never-ending cycle of blessings.

-InTouch Ministries-

ksazma posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Keith posted:

Can You Trust Your Conscience?

1 Timothy 1:18-19

 

Ask God to show you how well your internal conscience is operating, and then allow Him to restore it.

-InTouch Ministries-

What happens if I ask god the question and his response was positive?  What happens then?

My guess is that Keith believes that would ONLY be possible if you are a Christian. And ONLY a non-Catholic Christian. So God has no place for nearly 75% of the people he created. Well. He does. Hell. Because as he proudly stated, He is a jealous God who has no problems pouring fire and brimstones on those nearly 75% of the people He created.

Looks like Keith doesn't want to answer ant question where he cannot cut and paste from the bible.

I have been watching the two Sunday night shows on CNN. Finding Jesus and Believer. On last night's Finding Jesus they focused on a building that they believe was Jesus' childhood home but they concluded that while there are some elements that it may be, they don't know for sure. All these preachers who regularly talk to God and God talks back to them and still God wouldn't clarify it for them. Like everything about Jesus, nobody knows for sure. Imagine after 2000 years preachers still have to convince people that Jesus actually existed. That he wasn't an imaginary person.

ksazma posted:

I have been watching the two Sunday night shows on CNN. Finding Jesus and Believer. On last night's Finding Jesus they focused on a building that they believe was Jesus' childhood home but they concluded that while there are some elements that it may be, they don't know for sure. All these preachers who regularly talk to God and God talks back to them and still God wouldn't clarify it for them. Like everything about Jesus, nobody knows for sure. Imagine after 2000 years preachers still have to convince people that Jesus actually existed. That he wasn't an imaginary person.

Most of the time carbon dating have proven them wrong. Not sure why these dudes continue to push this crap. Reminds me of the redneck show "Finding Bigfoot", they always see something behind the bushes but cannot get a picture of big foot. I think these shows are money making fakes. I also watched these shows on CNN.

Christian preachers are not in favor of carbon dating because of their revelations. For 1000 years people of that church thought that the piece of wood embedded in the cross in their church was part of Jesus' actual cross brought to Rome by Constantine's mother, Helen only to be proven to be a new piece of wood that was less than 1000 years.

By the way, that guy Reza Aslan is one courageous guy. In the episode last Sunday he was in Haiti doing a piece on Voodoo and toward the end the guy who the spirit was in had a machete on Reza's head pressing it but not cutting Reza. Wonder what he will be doing next week.

Inadequacy as a Barrier

Ephesians 3:14-21

Do you ever feel unequal to the task God has set in front of you? At times, all of us struggle with such feelings because certain responsibilities appear to be bigger than one human being is able to accomplish. Problems can develop when we wear inadequacy like a cloak in order to protect ourselves from doing the Lord’s work. We sometimes try to convince ourselves that a task is too great or that God expects too much.

When this is the case, we might be tempted to turn away from some tremendous God-given opportunities. For example, sometimes the Lord provides a situation that is just right for sharing the good news of Christ with a coworker, family member, or acquaintance. But how often do we back off and end up squandering such opportune moments because we’re afraid we won’t know what to say?

Inadequacy grows out of fear—specifically, fear of failure and of not meeting people’s expectations. No matter how unqualified we feel, apprehension is not an acceptable excuse for avoiding responsibility. The truth is, even if a Christian feels incapable of accomplishing some of the awesome tasks God calls him to do, the Holy Spirit is more than adequate! As believers, we do not have to possess perfect qualifications or skills; we need only to be willing.

What have you refused to do for the Lord because you feel inadequate? 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that God has given us a spirit of power, not one of timidity. All the believer has to do is step out in faith; the Holy Spirit’s strength and courage will be there to meet us.

-InTouch Ministries-

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, many evangelicals went to Haiti to spread the word of Christ. Because of their network they are able to open shelters, schools and food distribution centers to help the destitutes of Haiti. Unfortunately, the biggest complaint of the Haitians about these evangelicals is that they don't extend these services and benefits to Haitians who want to keep their Voodoo religion. In a sense they are forced to become Christians if they want help. The evangelicals argue that it is their fault that they choose their Voodoo beliefs which keeps them in poverty than Christ who can make them prosperous.

ksazma posted:

Christian preachers are not in favor of carbon dating because of their revelations. For 1000 years people of that church thought that the piece of wood embedded in the cross in their church was part of Jesus' actual cross brought to Rome by Constantine's mother, Helen only to be proven to be a new piece of wood that was less than 1000 years.

By the way, that guy Reza Aslan is one courageous guy. In the episode last Sunday he was in Haiti doing a piece on Voodoo and toward the end the guy who the spirit was in had a machete on Reza's head pressing it but not cutting Reza. Wonder what he will be doing next week.

ksazma posted:

Christian preachers are not in favor of carbon dating because of their revelations. For 1000 years people of that church thought that the piece of wood embedded in the cross in their church was part of Jesus' actual cross brought to Rome by Constantine's mother, Helen only to be proven to be a new piece of wood that was less than 1000 years.

By the way, that guy Reza Aslan is one courageous guy. In the episode last Sunday he was in Haiti doing a piece on Voodoo and toward the end the guy who the spirit was in had a machete on Reza's head pressing it but not cutting Reza. Wonder what he will be doing next week.

Reza is one brave dude. Saw him also in India. The Indian "cannibal" started pissing in his hand and drinking it. I also watched the Haiti episode. I had to switch away when they brought the black ram goat to be sacrificed. I could not watch them doing any killing. I am not sure I trust those voodoo people. Tasting the raw goat blood was strange.

Inadequacy as a Blessing

2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Inadequacy can be a roadblock to doing the Lord’s will—it can deter us from stepping out in faith to accomplish what God calls us to do. It’s no sin to feel insufficient, but we can transgress by not attempting to overcome that attitude. In contrast, a right response to shortcomings can turn inadequacy to blessing.

Even the apostle Paul felt inadequate, but he didn’t allow his feelings to hold him prisoner and prevent his sharing the gospel. (See 1 Tim. 1:15-16.) Instead, he allowed recognition of his limitations to drive him closer to God. For believers, the correct reaction is more prayer and biblical meditation so that our reliance upon the Lord strengthens. As we shed the burden of relying on our own strength, we become motivated to work in the power of the Holy Spirit.

God’s Spirit enables us to achieve whatever it is we are called to do. The disciples followed Jesus for years, but His final instructions left no doubt concerning their limitations: Go and tell the world about Me after you have received the Spirit’s power (Acts 1:4-8). Jesus’ disciples were inadequate, too.

But our inadequacy enables God to demonstrate the great things He can do with so little. Remember that Moses and David were mere shepherds, and Gideon was least among Israel’s men (Judg. 6:15), yet the Lord accomplished amazing feats through them.

Our inadequacy can turn out to be a blessing by driving us into a stronger relationship with God. We can say with Paul, “I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Cor. 12:9).

ksazma posted:

I have been watching the two Sunday night shows on CNN. Finding Jesus and Believer. On last night's Finding Jesus they focused on a building that they believe was Jesus' childhood home but they concluded that while there are some elements that it may be, they don't know for sure. All these preachers who regularly talk to God and God talks back to them and still God wouldn't clarify it for them. Like everything about Jesus, nobody knows for sure. Imagine after 2000 years preachers still have to convince people that Jesus actually existed. That he wasn't an imaginary person.

The world has very very few BELIEVERS. 

Obviously, u r not one of dem.

To be a believer is not a convincing job.

It is a pre-ordained thing.

Something like being a Brahmin.

Chosen.

But, then there are people who instantly recieves a BLESSING.

For them, there is absolutely no doubts, for Christ is real.

During a BELIEVER's lifetime, a DIVINE VISITATION will take place.

The visit is not to eatablish proof. Rather is it for Comfort, because the world has alot of stupid people of races and relgions.

 

I doan really know what you meant there Brother Siggy but I do believe there was a Gentle Jesus and he may have done some healings during his lifetime. I wont go much further than to say during some of my therapies I have seen healings take place. I would never call myself a healer even though some practioners do which I find presumptious. I believe the body has ways of healing itself and with the right help it sometimes works which could seem to some as being a miracle.

Turning Inadequacy Into Victory

Philippians 2:13

In every life, a sense of insufficiency will surface from time to time, but through the Holy Spirit, we have the power to combat it. Like the many insufficient but willing saints who have gone before us, we can turn inadequacy into victory.

1. Acknowledge your weakness. Suppose a neighbor walks across the yard and tells you about his sister’s life-threatening illness. He is upset and scared, wondering what comes after death. You clearly sense God speaking in your heart, urging you to explain His saving grace to the man, but inadequacy nearly drowns out the prompting. Feeling unsure is a normal human reaction, and following God’s directive requires that we acknowledge our fear—for example, by praying, “Lord, I don’t feel capable of witnessing to my neighbor.”

2. Pray for strength. Say to God, “Father, I know this is what You want me to do, so I am trusting You to be true to Your Word. You said You would make me adequate in Christ Jesus.” The Lord assumes responsibility for enabling you to know what to say, how to say it, and the spirit in which to deliver His message.

3. Step out in faith. Do something that propels you into the God-given opportunity, allowing Him to prove His power and your ability when you rely upon Him.

Let the Lord turn your inadequacy into victory—He delights in proving Himself in His children’s lives. The key is to look beyond our limitations to Jesus Christ’s total sufficiency. Only then can we live joyfully and confidently, even when we are painfully aware of our personal shortcomings.

ksazma posted:

Poor Bro. Keith didn't seem to know which is which. Or maybe he did and was intent on pulling wool over peoples' eyes. Someone should have told the brother that Guyanese aren't stupidee.

There are some who are inadequate no matter how simple you break it down they cannot grasp the ability to comprehend which result in an display of ignorance day after day. You fits that category well and you wear it like a badge of honor.

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Poor Bro. Keith didn't seem to know which is which. Or maybe he did and was intent on pulling wool over peoples' eyes. Someone should have told the brother that Guyanese aren't stupidee.

There are some who are inadequate no matter how simple you break it down they cannot grasp the ability to comprehend which result in an display of ignorance day after day. You fits that category well and you wear it like a badge of honor.

Dude for a Christian you are really mean spirited. Now people would expect that from me since I am not a Christian but what is your excuse?

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Poor Bro. Keith didn't seem to know which is which. Or maybe he did and was intent on pulling wool over peoples' eyes. Someone should have told the brother that Guyanese aren't stupidee.

There are some who are inadequate no matter how simple you break it down they cannot grasp the ability to comprehend which result in an display of ignorance day after day. You fits that category well and you wear it like a badge of honor.

Dude for a Christian you are really mean spirited. Now people would expect that from me since I am not a Christian but what is your excuse?

just stating the obvious buddy

ksazma posted:

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

You speak of things as though you have an understanding of the Bible and even when one of knowledge clarify that what you failed to understand you resist which is not surprising at all because it's your motto to reject others opinion because you are right in your own eye.

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Poor Bro. Keith didn't seem to know which is which. Or maybe he did and was intent on pulling wool over peoples' eyes. Someone should have told the brother that Guyanese aren't stupidee.

There are some who are inadequate no matter how simple you break it down they cannot grasp the ability to comprehend which result in an display of ignorance day after day. You fits that category well and you wear it like a badge of honor.

Dude for a Christian you are really mean spirited. Now people would expect that from me since I am not a Christian but what is your excuse?

just stating the obvious buddy

What? That you are a Christian and mean spirited!

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

You speak of things as though you have an understanding of the Bible and even when one of knowledge clarify that what you failed to understand you resist which is not surprising at all because it's your motto to reject others opinion because you are right in your own eye.

I don't have an obligation to accept the silly explanations you give for the written words. I can competently understand what I read and because I don't foolishly follow others I have zero chance of accepting your explanations. Notice I don't even ask you anything directly? I may comment on what you post but have already determined that you are inadequate to represent what you post here.

Serving Christ

Matthew 25:34-40

Stop for a moment and consider the purpose of your life. Are you living to pursue your own interests or success? Is your energy spent only on family? Perhaps your ambition is to change the world for the better.

All these aims—even the last one, which sounds so selfless—are futile and without lasting value unless the underlying goal is to serve Christ. As Jesus’ followers, we should model our life after His. And Matthew 20:28 tells us that even the Lord “did not come to be served, but to serve.”

Yet sometimes we can feel overwhelmed when we consider the amazing ways that other believers serve the Lord. With God on his side, King David led great armies into war. Also, there are evangelists today who speak to tens of thousands and see many saved. How could anything we do compare with accomplishments like these? And while comparisons may discourage us, some Christians use other excuses for not trying—such as a lack of experience or having the wrong personality for the task.

But God’s call for each person is unique. He will provide the situations, words, and ability so you can achieve what He wants done. Remember, our Father is the one who makes the difference. We are merely tools, and we’re blessed to be used by Him.

Are you demonstrating your love for the heavenly Father by serving others? As Christians, we should all live in such a way that every evening we can say to Him, “Lord, in the best way I know how, I have attempted to serve Your purpose today.”

ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Poor Bro. Keith didn't seem to know which is which. Or maybe he did and was intent on pulling wool over peoples' eyes. Someone should have told the brother that Guyanese aren't stupidee.

There are some who are inadequate no matter how simple you break it down they cannot grasp the ability to comprehend which result in an display of ignorance day after day. You fits that category well and you wear it like a badge of honor.

Dude for a Christian you are really mean spirited. Now people would expect that from me since I am not a Christian but what is your excuse?

just stating the obvious buddy

What? That you are a Christian and mean spirited!

The obvious of how inadequate you are to comprehend. That's the what.

ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

You speak of things as though you have an understanding of the Bible and even when one of knowledge clarify that what you failed to understand you resist which is not surprising at all because it's your motto to reject others opinion because you are right in your own eye.

I don't have an obligation to accept the silly explanations you give for the written words. I can competently understand what I read and because I don't foolishly follow others I have zero chance of accepting your explanations. Notice I don't even ask you anything directly? I may comment on what you post but have already determined that you are inadequate to represent what you post here.

You are in your rights to not accept my explanation. I am in my rights to  correct the false and misleading comments due to your lack of understand of the Bible. Stick to the matter you know best which is the Quran but then I doubt you understand that convoluted book.

Keith posted:

You are in your rights to not accept my explanation. I am in my rights to  correct the false and misleading comments due to your lack of understand of the Bible. Stick to the matter you know best which is the Quran but then I doubt you understand that convoluted book.

Nothing is false or misleading about my comments because I post exact passages from the Bible. You should be more concerned about yourself since you try to employ apologetic methods to skirt around the written words. The reason I don't buy your explanations is because they are weak and silly.

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

You speak of things as though you have an understanding of the Bible and even when one of knowledge clarify that what you failed to understand you resist which is not surprising at all because it's your motto to reject others opinion because you are right in your own eye.

I don't have an obligation to accept the silly explanations you give for the written words. I can competently understand what I read and because I don't foolishly follow others I have zero chance of accepting your explanations. Notice I don't even ask you anything directly? I may comment on what you post but have already determined that you are inadequate to represent what you post here.

You are in your rights to not accept my explanation. I am in my rights to  correct the false and misleading comments due to your lack of understand of the Bible. Stick to the matter you know best which is the Quran but then I doubt you understand that convoluted book.

What makes you think the Quran is a convoluted book? And who are you to label the Quran a convoluted book? Many have been killed in the Muslim world for insulting the Quran. Are you telling us that you read the Quran? Be serious Brother Keith!!!!!

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

You speak of things as though you have an understanding of the Bible and even when one of knowledge clarify that what you failed to understand you resist which is not surprising at all because it's your motto to reject others opinion because you are right in your own eye.

I don't have an obligation to accept the silly explanations you give for the written words. I can competently understand what I read and because I don't foolishly follow others I have zero chance of accepting your explanations. Notice I don't even ask you anything directly? I may comment on what you post but have already determined that you are inadequate to represent what you post here.

You are in your rights to not accept my explanation. I am in my rights to  correct the false and misleading comments due to your lack of understand of the Bible. Stick to the matter you know best which is the Quran but then I doubt you understand that convoluted book.

Why you making these fellas sinning their souls.

Be content knowing ur beliefs are true and real.

The views of these chaps are representative of the world we live in. We know what the scriptures foretold of this generation. Just like days of Noah.

Guyana is in a mess. A sample of the citizens are on this BB. Read the many comments they make. Does it not speak for itself?

Building for Eternal Rewards

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Today’s passage contains a sobering message about heavenly rewards and how they are acquired. Paul is comparing kingdom work to the efforts of a master builder. He says Christ is the only foundation on which to build, but each of us is responsible for the materials we use on that foundation. We can build with wood, hay, and stubble or with gold and costly stones. Each man’s work will be tested with fire in the judgment in order to determine the quality of the materials used. Paul then tells us that if our works survive the trial by fire, we will receive a reward (1 Cor. 3:14).

For our works to survive, we must learn to build with nonflammable materials. God deplores shoddy effort. We will be judged not just by our “church work” but also by the way we handled other responsibilities, such as our vocation. This means that we are to go about our daily jobs with the same diligence that we would show when serving the heavenly Father in spiritual matters.

In order to accomplish this, we must avoid practices like criticizing the boss, manipulating circumstances to our own advantage, checking in late, leaving work early, and using company materials for personal projects. This is a test of genuine Christianity.

Ask yourself if you’re being real with the Lord. Remember, He knows the truth of every situation—and He abhors laziness and poor workmanship. Our Father expects us to do our very best, and He has given us His Spirit to sanctify our efforts and provide the quality of work that He desires.

seignet posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:
Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

Miracles mean nothing. Even Jesus said that some would perform miracles which would fool even the very elect. Anyone remember those evangelicals and their miracles? Billy Graham used to heal lots of people but he couldn't heal himself. He had to pass the baton to his extremist son Franklin because he was too weak to keep up his schedule. Believers of Jesus are supposed to have faith and trust in Jesus but even Jesus had moments when he lost faith and trust in God. Pie in sky preaching.

You speak of things as though you have an understanding of the Bible and even when one of knowledge clarify that what you failed to understand you resist which is not surprising at all because it's your motto to reject others opinion because you are right in your own eye.

I don't have an obligation to accept the silly explanations you give for the written words. I can competently understand what I read and because I don't foolishly follow others I have zero chance of accepting your explanations. Notice I don't even ask you anything directly? I may comment on what you post but have already determined that you are inadequate to represent what you post here.

You are in your rights to not accept my explanation. I am in my rights to  correct the false and misleading comments due to your lack of understand of the Bible. Stick to the matter you know best which is the Quran but then I doubt you understand that convoluted book.

Why you making these fellas sinning their souls.

Be content knowing ur beliefs are true and real.

The views of these chaps are representative of the world we live in. We know what the scriptures foretold of this generation. Just like days of Noah.

Guyana is in a mess. A sample of the citizens are on this BB. Read the many comments they make. Does it not speak for itself?

Thanks for the mnemonic brother.

Our Rewards in Heaven

Matthew 6:16-20

Have you ever thought about what type of rewards you are going to receive when you get to heaven? The Bible explains the criteria God will use to determine these rewards and what kind of conduct will deserve them. When we stand before the judgment seat of Christ, we will be judged on the basis of the light we have received—that is, the truth God has made available to us—and what we have done with the opportunities we were given.

Furthermore, we find that some specific actions and attitudes will result in certain rewards. For instance, we are told in the book of Matthew that there is a great reward stored up in heaven for those who are insulted and persecuted for Jesus’ sake (Matt. 5:11-12). Elsewhere, the Lord tells us that acts of kindness done for His followers will be noted and rewarded (Matt. 25:40). Even a cup of water given to a thirsty disciple will not be overlooked on judgment day (Matt. 10:42).

Included among the rewarded are those whom God calls to leave family and personal possessions for the sake of the gospel. Another action that draws the Father’s special attention is love directed toward our enemies. For this behavior, there will be a great reward, and we will be called “sons of the Most High” (Luke 6:35).

Sometimes others seem to prosper and reap a great harvest without even noticing how we prepared the soil. Yet God assures us that neither the one who plants nor the one who waters will be overlooked (1 Cor. 3:8). The Lord sees each detail, and everything done for His sake will be rewarded.

As a father I always knew what rewards I had planned for my kids but this omnipotent dude seems clueless in what his plans are. I hope it ain't money because those gowns dont seem to have pockets nor that Milk and Honey...not everyone can tolerate milk and man cannot live on honey alone. 

That is only a thought.

Interesting that the father pays special attention to love that people direct to their enemies. Yet we see that the son didn't grasp this concept since he was extremely bitter to those he deemed to be his enemies such as the Pharisees and money changers.

Guyanese old people does sey, "fly tink he smart but it duz get lack up in cow azz."

There, at any time, 100 odd visitors on this site.  Dem reading these jokers who think they are so smart like fly. Wan swat and dem splatter to smitherins.

I can understand the muslim way of thinking, it is their life long objective to disprove God has a Son. Not knowing the God who says He has a Son and assuming to be an authority on this God must be an assinine attempt. They willing to kill those believe in such a thought. The Putagee must be a recent convert. 

seignet posted:

Guyanese old people does sey, "fly tink he smart but it duz get lack up in cow azz."

There, at any time, 100 odd visitors on this site.  Dem reading these jokers who think they are so smart like fly. Wan swat and dem splatter to smitherins.

I can understand the muslim way of thinking, it is their life long objective to disprove God has a Son. Not knowing the God who says He has a Son and assuming to be an authority on this God must be an assinine attempt. They willing to kill those believe in such a thought. The Putagee must be a recent convert. 

You are a madman. God is not Jesus' father. The parents of Jesus according to Luke are Mary and the Holy Ghost. No Christian will say that the Holy Ghost is God, the father. Wonder if the Holy Ghost had any orgasms when it impregnated Mary? Suppose the Holy Ghost was female, does that make Mary and the Holy Ghost lesbians?

 

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:26-35

When reasonable people posit that Jesus could have been created in the womb similar to how God create other beings, some Bible followers argue that it is not the same because Jesus is begotten, not made. When seeking clarification on this argument, it is explained that God SIRED Mary to conceive Jesus. Sire is a sexual act. However, we learn in Luke that it was the Holy Ghost who sired Mary. Therefore Jesus was not correct when he called God the father, his father.

UNLESS HE WAS USING THE WORD 'FATHER' IN A RESPECTFUL WAY SIMILAR TO HOW OTHERS USED IT IN THE DAYS OF OLE.

No one before Jesus or after him was ever said to be the sexual child of God as Jesus was made to be. It took some great imagination from Paul to conjure up such fantasy.

By the way, in Luke 1:31 above, Gabriel is said to tell Mary that she will call her child JESUS. Even Jesus didn't know the word Jesus. There are no 'J' in the Hebrew or Aramaic languages which Jesus spoke. Mary also never called her child Jesus because she named him Esau instead and he continued to use Esau as his name throughout his life.

ksazma posted:
seignet posted:

Guyanese old people does sey, "fly tink he smart but it duz get lack up in cow azz."

There, at any time, 100 odd visitors on this site.  Dem reading these jokers who think they are so smart like fly. Wan swat and dem splatter to smitherins.

I can understand the muslim way of thinking, it is their life long objective to disprove God has a Son. Not knowing the God who says He has a Son and assuming to be an authority on this God must be an assinine attempt. They willing to kill those believe in such a thought. The Putagee must be a recent convert. 

You are a madman. God is not Jesus' father. The parents of Jesus according to Luke are Mary and the Holy Ghost. No Christian will say that the Holy Ghost is God, the father. Wonder if the Holy Ghost had any orgasms when it impregnated Mary? Suppose the Holy Ghost was female, does that make Mary and the Holy Ghost lesbians?

 

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:26-35

God is Jesus Father. Who are you to tell Christians different. 

The Desires of Your Heart

Psalm 37:4-7

God wants to be the greatest passion of every believer’s life. If we claim to love the Lord, our connection with Him should have priority over possessions, vocation, and even other relationships. Yet we often miss the true message of Psalm 37:4 by assuming the verse means we can get what we want. It’s not uncommon for someone to tell me about a prayer request and then add, “God promised to give me the desires of my heart.” In fact, believers at times are so fixed on an outcome that they take matters into their own hands to “help God out.”

But in context, that scripture reveals the Lord’s principle for purifying our desires and issues a call for devotion to Him. To delight in the Lord means to take pleasure in discovering more about Him and following His will. This leads to the Holy Spirit aligning our heart’s desires with His, which always puts us in position to experience His blessings.

When we commit our way to God, we allow our thoughts, goals, and lifestyle to be shaped by His will and the things He loves. In other words, we acknowledge His right to determine whether our longing fits His plan. If we rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him, then we will rely on Him to work out circumstances, even when the desire He’s given us seems impossible. When He is our first love, our hearts become focused on making His glory known in our life.

When we are aligned with His will, our Father wants to give us our heart’s desires—in His time. As we learn to enjoy Him for who He is, our self-focused wants are replaced by His perfect will and purpose for us.

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ksazma posted:
seignet posted:

Guyanese old people does sey, "fly tink he smart but it duz get lack up in cow azz."

There, at any time, 100 odd visitors on this site.  Dem reading these jokers who think they are so smart like fly. Wan swat and dem splatter to smitherins.

I can understand the muslim way of thinking, it is their life long objective to disprove God has a Son. Not knowing the God who says He has a Son and assuming to be an authority on this God must be an assinine attempt. They willing to kill those believe in such a thought. The Putagee must be a recent convert. 

You are a madman. God is not Jesus' father. The parents of Jesus according to Luke are Mary and the Holy Ghost. No Christian will say that the Holy Ghost is God, the father. Wonder if the Holy Ghost had any orgasms when it impregnated Mary? Suppose the Holy Ghost was female, does that make Mary and the Holy Ghost lesbians?

 

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:26-35

God is Jesus Father. Who are you to tell Christians different. 

Read the highlighted part above dude. It stated that it was actually the Holy Ghost who cum in Mary.

By the way, know how folks like to say that the Gospels are inspired by God? Check out Luke's very first sentence in "his" gospel. He stated that other folks have been talking about Jesus and since he is more educated, it SEEMS more reasonable for him to offer HIS opinion of Jesus. He did not say that God inspired him to write about Jesus. Likewise, in academia, we learn that Matthew did not write Matthew. The account of what is in Matthew was copied from the account in Mark who was just a child when Jesus was around. Wholesale plagiarism taking place.

ksazma posted:
seignet posted:
ksazma posted:
seignet posted:

Guyanese old people does sey, "fly tink he smart but it duz get lack up in cow azz."

There, at any time, 100 odd visitors on this site.  Dem reading these jokers who think they are so smart like fly. Wan swat and dem splatter to smitherins.

I can understand the muslim way of thinking, it is their life long objective to disprove God has a Son. Not knowing the God who says He has a Son and assuming to be an authority on this God must be an assinine attempt. They willing to kill those believe in such a thought. The Putagee must be a recent convert. 

You are a madman. God is not Jesus' father. The parents of Jesus according to Luke are Mary and the Holy Ghost. No Christian will say that the Holy Ghost is God, the father. Wonder if the Holy Ghost had any orgasms when it impregnated Mary? Suppose the Holy Ghost was female, does that make Mary and the Holy Ghost lesbians?

 

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:26-35

God is Jesus Father. Who are you to tell Christians different. 

Read the highlighted part above dude. It stated that it was actually the Holy Ghost who cum in Mary.

U r a ghost just all by urself. Maybe, that is how you know wah dem adah ghosts were/are doing.

U sure u read the Quran? U definitely nat wan dem peace loving muslims or the tolerant ones who rub shoulders with christains.  

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By the way, know how folks like to say that the Gospels are inspired by God? Check out Luke's very first sentence in "his" gospel. He stated that other folks have been talking about Jesus and since he is more educated, it SEEMS more reasonable for him to offer HIS opinion of Jesus. He did not say that God inspired him to write about Jesus. Likewise, in academia, we learn that Matthew did not write Matthew. The account of what is in Matthew was copied from the account in Mark who was just a child when Jesus was around. Wholesale plagiarism taking place.

I can understand why u stuck on the gospel, it confuses you. Christianity is a practical belief, very different from ur theoretical beliefs.

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35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:35

God is Jesus Father. Who are you to tell Christians different. 

Read the highlighted part above dude. It stated that it was actually the Holy Ghost who cum in Mary.

U r a ghost just all by urself. Maybe, that is how you know wah dem adah ghosts were/are doing.

U sure u read the Quran? U definitely nat wan dem peace loving muslims or the tolerant ones who rub shoulders with christains.  

Don't need to be a ghost to know what the passage said the Holy Ghost did dude. The passage stated that the Holy Ghost shall come upon Mary. That explains why people call that position the missionary position.

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ksazma posted:

By the way, know how folks like to say that the Gospels are inspired by God? Check out Luke's very first sentence in "his" gospel. He stated that other folks have been talking about Jesus and since he is more educated, it SEEMS more reasonable for him to offer HIS opinion of Jesus. He did not say that God inspired him to write about Jesus. Likewise, in academia, we learn that Matthew did not write Matthew. The account of what is in Matthew was copied from the account in Mark who was just a child when Jesus was around. Wholesale plagiarism taking place.

I can understand why u stuck on the gospel, it confuses you. Christianity is a practical belief, very different from ur theoretical beliefs.

The gospels don't confuse me dude. That is because I don't have the burden of needing to pretend that they don't mean what they say. That is the burden that you folks carry every day.

Funny that you would claim that Christianity is a practical belief when the main element of that believe is extremely impractical. How can one God be three gods at the same time but they are not really three gods but actually one God? Only Paul could have conjure up such nonsense and now countless people are forced to pretend that it makes sense.

Knowing the Heart of God

Deuteronomy 4:29

People long to be understood. We appear to have many acquaintances, but we all have a deep need to feel truly known by those we love most. This is because we were created in God’s image—He is a relational being who desires for His children to know and understand Him.

Just as you don’t want to be known for only the superficial details of who you appear to be, it’s not enough to simply know about the Lord. He wants us to learn how He thinks and feels, what’s important to Him, and what His purposes are. Of course, it’s impossible for man to completely know the mind of the Creator of the universe. Isaiah 55:9 tells us, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” The depth and breadth of His mind are far too great for us to grasp fully.

However, we can better understand God’s heart and character by seeking Him and learning daily from His Word. If we truly desire to walk in His ways, we must first genuinely know Him. We come to know our friends better by sharing more experiences together. Similarly, we will also understand God better the longer we walk with Him and meditate on what He has revealed about Himself in the Bible.

God wants you to seek Him with all your heart, and He promises that when you do, you will find Him (Jer. 29:13). So, the next time you’re feeling a need to be better understood, turn to the One who understands you perfectly. Even more importantly, ask the Lord to help you know Him better.

Our Awesome God

Revelation 4:9-11

In our culture, God’s name is often mentioned with little reverence. In fact, many people actually use it as a curse. Even among those who love Him, it is far too common to use His name casually, without taking time to ponder who He is. When you say a blessing at mealtimes, for instance, do you realize that you are talking to the almighty God who created and rules over all things?

Our view of the Lord impacts three areas of life. First, it affects our prayers. As we come to know Him better and better, our desires will start to look like His goals for us, and our petitions will align more closely with His purposes. What’s more, as we recognize His greatness and power, we’ll become more confident that He can accomplish mighty things—and we will venture to “pray big” (Eph. 3:20; James 4:2).

Second, our understanding of His righteousness and goodness influences our behavior: If God has these attributes, surely it’s in our best interest to obey gladly. And as we, too, desire righteousness, we’ll be quick to repent of sin.

Third, our faith is impacted. Grasping that Jesus is holy, good, and powerful grows our trust in Him. Knowing our awesome God and remembering His great works will further build our confidence in Him.

Do you personally know our loving and holy heavenly Father? He invites you into an intimate relationship with Him. But as with any good friendship, time and intentionality are necessary to understand Him and learn His ways. Make these characteristics your priority, and watch how your prayers, behavior, and faith are impacted.

-Intouch Ministries-

seignet posted:

Guyanese old people does sey, "fly tink he smart but it duz get lack up in cow azz."

There, at any time, 100 odd visitors on this site.  Dem reading these jokers who think they are so smart like fly. Wan swat and dem splatter to smitherins.

I can understand the muslim way of thinking, it is their life long objective to disprove God has a Son. Not knowing the God who says He has a Son and assuming to be an authority on this God must be an assinine attempt. They willing to kill those believe in such a thought. The Putagee must be a recent convert. 

That Putagee is a rational thinker.

How to Handle Pride

1 Samuel 24

Pride causes us to think that we can manage life’s situations ourselves and make our own plans. The first two kings of Israel—Saul and David—illustrate different approaches to handling pride.

Saul’s high opinion of himself resulted in decisions that were contrary to the Lord’s commands. For example, having defeated the Philistines, the king reasoned that he should take some spoils of war, even though God had said otherwise. When confronted by Samuel, he replied that his plan was “to sacrifice [the animals] to the Lord” (1 Samuel 15:15). God saw through his words to a heart of pride. If self-centeredness controls our thinking, we’ll seek ways around divine commands in order to serve ourselves. When caught, we may try to justify our disobedience, as Saul did.

David—Israel’s second king, chosen while Saul was still on the throne—didn’t try to initiate his own reign. Instead, he waited for God’s timing. That meant enduring Saul’s jealous rages and murder attempts, but still he wouldn’t retaliate. In fact, even when he had the opportunity, David refused to seize the throne; he didn’t allow pride to dominate his thinking. Later on, he coveted another man’s wife and committed adultery, but when he was challenged, his humble heart prompted repentance (2 Samuel 12:13).

To prevent prideful behavior, we must refuse to act independently of the Lord. Like David, we should handle self-centeredness by turning to God in confession. David’s sins were forgiven. Saul, on the other hand, never admitted he’d made any mistakes, and that led to his downfall.

Seek God Early

Psalm 63:1-8

You’ve probably heard people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A similar concept applies to our heart and mind. The fuel we give them each morning greatly affects the remainder of the day. Think of time in God’s Word, prayer, and meditation as spiritual nourishment for your relationship with the Father.

David began his day with the Lord. In Psalm 63, he described seeking God early (the literal translation of earnestly). He woke up ravenous for his Creator, and after filling his yearning soul with the fullness of the Lord, he broke out in thanksgiving and praise to Him. Even while lying on his bed at night, David was still thinking about his heavenly Father.

Just imagine having a day like that—filled with joy and gratitude to God. This is possible when we set apart the beginning of our day to spend with the Lord, listening to Him speak through His Word and talking to Him in prayer. Our blessing will be even richer when we stay mindful of God throughout the day and into the night, contemplating who He is and how He works. Seeking the Lord not only fills our empty soul; it also increases our hunger for more of Him.

Do you find it a struggle to set apart time with the Lord each morning? Realize that lifelong habits begin with baby steps, not overwhelming resolutions. Start today—set aside 15 minutes this morning. Then try doing so for a few days, and see if the Lord begins to satisfy your soul and increase your hunger for Him.

What If There Is No Resurrection?

1 Corinthians 15:12-19

On a very cold November afternoon, I sat under a green tent with my mother’s coffin in front of me. How many times had I stood in cemeteries, offering comfort and the Word of God to those who had lost a loved one? But this was my first experience being on the other side of the casket. As I sat there, a shocking thought popped into my head: Suppose there is no resurrection! This idea was quickly driven away by my faith and confidence in Christ. But it had lasted just long enough for me to feel the despair and hopelessness of such a belief.

To help us appreciate Christ’s victory over the grave, let’s consider what the outcome of life and death would be without the resurrection. First of all, Jesus would still be dead. That means our faith in Him would be worthless and our message to the world would be a lie. What’s more, Jesus Himself would be proved a liar since He claimed that He would rise from the dead.

There would be no forgiveness of our sins, no possibility of reconciliation with God, and no hope of heaven. All deceased believers throughout history would have perished. Without the resurrection, there would be nothing positive for anyone to look forward to. Everybody’s destiny after death would be hell.

Thank God, none of these scenarios are true. Our Savior lives, our sins are forgiven, death has been defeated, and believers in Christ have assurance of eternity in heaven with Him. After considering how hopeless we would be without a resurrection, let’s rejoice all the more in the greatness of our salvation.

Our Glorious Hope

1 Corinthians 15:20-58

When we hear the word resurrection, most of us instantly think about Jesus rising from the dead, but His victory over the grave shows what’s going to happen to us as well. One day every believer who has died will experience a bodily resurrection like His, and those who are alive when Christ returns will be changed from mortal to immortal in the twinkling of an eye.

One of the first questions that spring to mind is, What am I going to look like? I can’t answer that specifically, but all I know is, you’re going to look as good as the Creator can make you. And that’s pretty good! These humble earthly bodies will be transformed into glorious bodies like His—minus the divinity, of course. The apostle Paul provides some hints about their characteristics: They are imperishable, glorious, powerful, and spiritual. As such, they will be fit for life in heaven. We’ll never again experience sin, sickness, pain, suffering, weakness, exhaustion, or death.

At times people ask me if we’ll be recognizable—that is, will we know our loved ones, and will they know us? Consider this: How could such powerful, glorious bodies be limited in this area if they are so much more advanced in every other way? I’m fully convinced that all our senses and mental abilities will be enhanced, not diminished.

A glorious future lies ahead of us, but the joy of a new body and a reunion with loved ones will be surpassed by the thrill of seeing Jesus face to face. He is the One who made all this possible. Out of gratitude, let’s faithfully love and serve Him while we remain on this earth.

ksazma posted:

For someone who was such an abject failure when he walked the earth, why would anyone care for him to return?

I do care for Him to return. I am certain Keith also looks forward to His return.

You can personally wish all you want that He doan show up, but he will showup. He more powerful than the expected Madhi and the Muslim Christ.

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For someone who was such an abject failure when he walked the earth, why would anyone care for him to return?

So he could walk some more. That banna could be a professional picketter.

Y u looking 4 attention. Do u know that a Muslim Christ is expected show up. Suh to give credibility to this person, first the real Christ has to be shamed. Din know that a Guyanese would be champion of the cause. Guyana indeed is a special place. From what I am reading here, the country has alot anti-Christ sympathizers.

How to Handle Pride

1 Samuel 24

Pride causes us to think that we can manage life’s situations ourselves and make our own plans. The first two kings of Israel—Saul and David—illustrate different approaches to handling pride.

Saul’s high opinion of himself resulted in decisions that were contrary to the Lord’s commands. For example, having defeated the Philistines, the king reasoned that he should take some spoils of war, even though God had said otherwise. When confronted by Samuel, he replied that his plan was “to sacrifice [the animals] to the Lord” (1 Samuel 15:15). God saw through his words to a heart of pride. If self-centeredness controls our thinking, we’ll seek ways around divine commands in order to serve ourselves. When caught, we may try to justify our disobedience, as Saul did.

David—Israel’s second king, chosen while Saul was still on the throne—didn’t try to initiate his own reign. Instead, he waited for God’s timing. That meant enduring Saul’s jealous rages and murder attempts, but still he wouldn’t retaliate. In fact, even when he had the opportunity, David refused to seize the throne; he didn’t allow pride to dominate his thinking. Later on, he coveted another man’s wife and committed adultery, but when he was challenged, his humble heart prompted repentance (2 Samuel 12:13).

To prevent prideful behavior, we must refuse to act independently of the Lord. Like David, we should handle self-centeredness by turning to God in confession. David’s sins were forgiven. Saul, on the other hand, never admitted he’d made any mistakes, and that led to his downfall.

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ksazma posted:

For someone who was such an abject failure when he walked the earth, why would anyone care for him to return?

Christ must have done a terrible thing to you. 

 

Finally you are coming around to my argument that Jesus did terrible things. I can't think of another religious personality that called people dogs, pigs, swine, etc.

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ksazma posted:

For someone who was such an abject failure when he walked the earth, why would anyone care for him to return?

I do care for Him to return. I am certain Keith also looks forward to His return.

You can personally wish all you want that He doan show up, but he will showup. He more powerful than the expected Madhi and the Muslim Christ.

He ain't showing up again dude. He squandered his opportunity when he was here way back when. He has nothing concrete to show for the 33 years that he was given then. So you and Keith can continue waiting. People been waiting now for 2000 years and they too thought he would come while they were still alive.

ksazma posted:
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ksazma posted:

For someone who was such an abject failure when he walked the earth, why would anyone care for him to return?

Christ must have done a terrible thing to you. 

 

Finally you are coming around to my argument that Jesus did terrible things. I can't think of another religious personality that called people dogs, pigs, swine, etc.

 

Yesterday on Fox & Friends, this pastor came on carrying a dried palm leaf signifying Palm Sunday. He went on to explain the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and suggested he may ride a donkey in Brooklyn to commemorate Palm Sunday. He lied about the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey though because what Jesus actually did was rode in on a donkey and an ass. Now picture that image for a moment. That would be like in the movies where someone is straddling two animals. The fantasy of Biblical writers.

Through Troubled Waters

Psalm 25

In a blizzard, the familiar disappears because swirling snow obscures our vision. Difficulties bring about the same effect in our minds. They create strong emotions that cloud our ability to think. Thankfully, God has given us some promises to help us find our way through trials.

1. The Lord has committed Himself to instructing us. When we wait on Him, He will give us insight into our situation—since He sees all things, He knows what steps we are to take. We may be surprised at the instruction, though, since His ways are not like our human ones (Isa. 55:8-9). For example, when people hurt us badly, God’s Spirit will remind us that vengeance is the Lord’s; our part is to live at peace with them (Rom. 12:17-19).

2. God has promised to teach us how to apply the truth He has given us. As we meditate on the Word of God, His Spirit will reveal the relevance of Scripture to our problem. For example, let’s imagine we are faced with someone making a financial request that strikes us as unreasonable. How are we to respond? God may tell us to meet the need or even to give extra in order to bless that person (Matt. 5:40-41).

3. The Lord provides guidance as He keeps watch over us. When company is present, a parent may use a series of looks to quietly guide a child’s behavior, encourage, instruct, or warn. In a similar way, the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual promptings to guide our actions and decisions.

What troubled waters are you trying to navigate? Find your way by using these promises as guiding lights through dark circumstances.

Learning in Troubled Waters

Psalm 34:1-19

God promises that when we face challenging times, He will keep His divine eye upon us. He wants to be our teacher and guide through the difficulty, but we must position ourselves to respond to His signals. That is, we need to:

Have a longing to follow God’s way and His way only. Scripture compares such yearning to a deer panting for water (Psalm 42:1). The same should be true of us each time we wait for God’s direction instead of acting on our own.

Be willing to be taught by God. He will transform trials into times of learning when we look to Him for guidance. Such was the case with Hannah as she pleaded for a child (1 Samuel 1:1-20, 1 Samuel 2:1-10). It was also true for Mary and Martha when their brother Lazarus died (John 11:17-27). We need willing spirits if we are to learn what God wants to teach us in the “classroom” of His choice. Most of us would opt for a comfortable, pleasurable setting in which to gain understanding. But God knows the best way to instill wisdom and may choose pain and trouble as the place of instruction.

Yield to His will. Before we know God’s solution, He asks us to commit ourselves to His way. The Lord calls us to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) and to acknowledge that we are helpless without Him (John 15:5). To declare commitment to His way is always best.

Troubles are an unwelcome fact of life, but they can have value. Often what we wanted to avoid turns out to be the very thing we needed. God asks that we have a tender heart, a teachable spirit, and a yielded will. Does this describe you?

Recognize Your Vulnerability

1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Some Christians see a fellow believer fall into sin but fail to acknowledge that they, too, could stumble. That’s dangerous. Satan has them right where he wants them: deceived by a false sense of confidence. Three enemies are constantly at work trying to bring us down—namely, the devil, his world system, and our own treacherous flesh.

Even though believers have a righteous standing before God, we must each, like Paul, acknowledge an internal problem: “sin which dwells in me” (Rom. 7:20). Satan takes full advantage of this weakness, luring us with fleshly and worldly temptations. He stokes our pride so we become unaware of our own vulnerability.

Christians need to be continually on guard. Since ignorance—of the nature of sin, the strategies of the enemy, and our own areas of weakness—sets us up for failure, we cannot afford to be careless in our thinking. Anytime we find ourselves excusing, redefining, or rationalizing sin, we’ve lost our sensitivity to God. His Word must always fill our minds and direct our steps.

If you’ve drifted from the Lord, turn back to Him by acknowledging your sin and accepting responsibility for it. Repentance means changing your mind and going in a different direction—toward God instead of away from Him.

The next step is harder: Respond with gratitude for God’s chastisement. Every time we fall into sin, our Father lovingly works to bring us back into fellowship with Him. His discipline may be painful, but it’s always good because it brings us to our senses and reconnects us with God.

The phrase "blind faith" means different things to different people, and, sadly, many people use it as a negative, disparaging term to describe anyone who believes in God. A dictionary definition of blind faith is "belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination." But is this the kind of faith God desires us to have? More to the point, is the kind of faith God gives us a blind faith lets look at: Ephesians 2:8-9.

"8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast."

Is our faith really to be blind, without true understanding?

To answer the question above, looking at one of the greatest examples of faith found in the Old Testament. God told Abraham that Abraham would be a father of many nations and that his wife Sarah would bear him a child even though they were very old. Indeed, Sarah was 90, and Abraham was around 100 when Isaac was finally born to them. Then God told Abraham to do the unthinkable, to kill Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19). Upon receiving the order, Abraham did not question God. He blindly followed God’s orders and traveled quite a distance to a mountain with the intention of killing his son. In the end, God stopped him and said, "Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son", Genesis 22:12.

This account makes it seem that God was rewarding and complimenting Abraham for blind faith, and since Abraham is one of the models given to us to follow, it would seem that blind faith is the ideal. That, however, is not the whole story.

Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the hall of fame of faith. In it we find many of the greatest people of the Bible and their accomplishments through faith. Abraham is listed more than once, but verses 18-19 tell us Abraham "reasoned" that God had promised a great nation through Isaac and that even if Isaac were killed, God could bring Isaac back from the dead, and because of that reasoning not blind faith Abraham followed through with the command. Abraham did not act blindly. Instead, he used his powers of reason, based on what he knew about God, to think it through. He knew God’s nature as a faithful God, and he remembered God’s promise regarding Isaac. Then he acted accordingly.

Throughout Scripture we find that reason, wisdom, and logic are lifted up as good traits. For example, Proverbs 3:13 says we are blessed when we find knowledge and understanding. Hebrews 5:12-14 reproves teachers for not learning and growing in understanding.

We are expected to act in faith on God’s promises just as Abraham did, but we do that from a position of trust based on all the knowledge we have of God. Abraham followed God’s order based on his faith that God would keep His promise to raise up a nation through Isaac. Abraham had learned that God would keep His promises through a lifetime of walking with God, so this was a reasoned and informed faith.

There will be times in our walk with God that we will act purely on faith because we do not have the whole picture, as in the case of Abraham. However this faith is not blind; it is based on knowledge of God’s nature and character, His promises in the Scriptures, and our personal experience walking with God every day.

Now we are back to the already debunked notion that Isaac was at anytime during Abraham's life, his ONLY son. God still making the same stupid mistake in Genesis 22 as he made earlier in Genesis. So somehow Abraham shows wonderful examples of blind faith here but not before Ishmael was born. Blind faith is one thing. Stupid beliefs are another. Willingly drinking the kool aid is inexcusable.

What Really Happened at Calvary

Hebrews 10:10-14

If asked what took place on Good Friday, many people could list the events of Calvary. Some might explain that Christ was nailed to the cross, Roman soldiers gambled for His garments, and darkness covered the land. Others would mention the crown of thorns, an earthquake, and Jesus’ mother watching with what must have been heartbreak and horror.

But no matter how many visible details one could mention, far more was going on than the eye could see: At the cross, sin was judged.

In giving His very first command in the garden of Eden, God warned that disobedience carried the death penalty (Gen. 2:17). So from the start, His judgment of sin was prophesied, and later it was also pictured in the elaborate sacrificial system He established. Under this system, each transgression required an animal’s blood to be sprinkled on the altar. The severity of the penalty—payment of a life—was a graphic way for our holy God to communicate how offensive and grievous sin actually is. It was also a foreshadowing of the Lamb of God, who would come to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29).

Jesus Christ was, on the cross, what that lamb was on the altar—but with a significant difference: Under the old covenant, every time sin was committed, another animal had to die. Jesus, however, willingly offered Himself once for all to atone for the sin of the entire world (Heb. 7:27).

Refusing to personally accept Christ’s substitutionary atonement leaves a person with the responsibility of paying his or her own sin debt. Won’t you thank the Savior for your amazing free gift—or receive it from Him now?

So at first God demanded an animal sacrifice for the atonement of every sin. Later he suddenly changed his mind that that was not necessary because Jesus' death was enough to atone for every sin. Seems like God is quite schizophrenic. And to demonstrate how well his judgement is, he picked a man who don't even know who is father is as Mary wouldn't divulge who she had sex with. That kind of kid was called a bastard back then and is still called a bastard now. The wise Jews of that time properly recognized that and labeled Jesus a bastard suggesting that his father was a Roman soldier.

If one peruse throughout history surrounding people of religious influence, one would quickly recognize that all of those people of religious influence had amassed a solid following while they were still alive. This is not the case with Jesus. He had to wait until some 300 years after his death to gain any traction which came on the backing of the Roman empire. Those who lived when Jesus was alive and who had the frontest row seat to study him did not see anything special in him. Even those who used to goof off with him forsook him and fled when the Roman soldiers arrested him. Peter claimed he didn't know Jesus when he needed to save his own skin. Followers of other religious personalities lived amongst, fought and even died for and with their leaders.

The passage above stated that "Jesus, however, willingly offered Himself once for all to atone for the sin of the entire world". This is pure lies and fantasies by the church as the Bible does not portray Jesus as willingly offering himself up for anything. Instead, it shows a man trying desperately trying to avoid being caught by the Romans. He tried to hide in the garden of Gethsemane telling his compadres to stand guard outside the garden but they couldn't care any less as they too fell asleep and failing to alert Jesus of the approach of the soldiers. Then when he was on the cross, he doesn't seem to know that being there was part of God's grand plan as he is crying out for pain and eventually showed how weak his faith was when he yelled out that God has forsaken him. He could have learned a thing or two from Job on what unyielding faith is.

I have no problem accepting that you have a right to post your fantasies. I do have an equal right to show where they are inconsistent with the written words. Your hope is that I subscribe to drinking the kool aid which I cannot in good conscience do. Now while I can acknowledge that you have the right to post your unsubstantiated fantasies, are you willing to acknowledge that I reference actual passages from the written book in my argument?

The Secret of Being an Overcomer

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Paul learned the secret of being an overcomer: Maintain God’s perspective on the ups and downs of life, and access His power. The apostle was firmly convinced that having the person of the Holy Spirit living in him meant that God’s power was available to him.

We, too, can learn to be at peace while the storms of life rage around us. The first step is to believe that the power of God is within us through the presence of His Spirit. We then must accept that God’s priority for us is transformation into Christ’s image, and not necessarily comfortable circumstances. Diligently seeking to maintain Jesus’ perspective on trials (John 16:33) is also important. Until we settle such matters of faith, true contentment will evade us.

Having embraced these truths, we can learn to use the divine power of the risen Christ. The key lies in submitting our will to His. Then, instead of reacting to life based on our own weaknesses and desires, we will switch to responding on the basis of God’s will and the fact that we belong to Christ. We will be able to consciously surrender ourselves to the Lord and His pattern for living. Yielding control to the Holy Spirit allows God’s will to be done and enables us to accept it. When we can say, “Lord, whatever You choose to send will be all right with me,” then we will experience the inner peace promised to us. (See John 14:27.)

Divine perspective, surrender, and firm faith—these are the ingredients for the victorious life. Now you know the secret, too.

Seeking Guidance: The Pattern

Matthew 7:7-8

As we’ve seen, there is a pattern to seeking God’s guidance. The first step—cleansing—is actually important throughout the entire process. In fact, all but one of the remaining steps have no particular order and can fit together in many ways.

The exception is surrender. The Lord cannot share His plans for our life until we are committed to following Him no matter what. He certainly knows whether we are seeking direction in order to obey or merely to consider what He suggests. Therefore, surrender must precede even our prayers for guidance. First John 5:14-15 says that the Lord hears and grants our petitions when we ask according to His will. It’s possible to make requests that are not of God, but believers who yield themselves will find their way to the right request and the best possible answer.

Most of the time, God guides believers to an answer through His Word, which is why I encourage people to meditate upon it (Psalm 1:2-3). Our reading can take us to the very passage that deals with our situation or reveals a principle that applies. Sometimes God speaks a crystal-clear message to a person’s heart that nobody else would glean from those particular verses. The key is to believe that the Lord is going to guide you, and to live out that faith (Mark 11:24).

The process of seeking guidance is often slow, so we must wait. Running ahead or manipulating circumstances can be a costly mistake. Our omniscient, sovereign God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him (Isa. 64:4). Those who seek direction will receive—that’s a promise (Matt. 7:7-8).

Our Predestined Appointment

Revelation 20:11-15

The moment we were born, a countdown began on our life. Every tick of the clock brings us one step closer to our inescapable appointment with the Lord. Each of us will stand before Him as we approach our eternal destination.

Tragically, there will be shocking disappointment for some. Jesus Himself warned, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name ... ?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt. 7:22-23).

The only way to eternal life is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Truly, our sin has separated us from the Father. But God’s Son provided the solution to this universal problem: Christ lived a perfect life and then died a sinner’s death on the cross at Calvary to pay the penalty each of us owed (Rom. 6:23). After three days, He rose from the grave, defeating death and evil. By accepting His sacrifice on our behalf, we no longer have to live apart from God.

To receive this amazing gift, we must simply believe in Jesus and what He did. As a result, we become new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17), are adopted as God’s children (Eph. 1:5), and enter into a never-ending personal relationship with our Father.

Do you have confidence about where you will spend eternity? You may assume you have time to figure out this important issue, but let me give you some wise advice: Don’t wait another minute to settle the matter, because later may never come. Repent of your sin today, and follow Jesus.

What Is Your True Purpose?

1 Samuel 16:6-13

What do you live for each day? A pay raise? Retirement? Then perhaps you’ve discovered the reality that basing aspirations on getting ahead in this world typically ends in disappointment. People with a misguided sense of direction often wonder why they feel unfulfilled.

Maybe you’ve already achieved a goal of saving for the future or moving up the corporate ladder. You give to charity and volunteer at church, but somehow still feel a sense of insignificance or aimlessness. If so, there is a truth you need to hear: God gives each of us life for a very specific reason—namely, to serve Him. Nobody finds inner peace without reconciling this fact. Our society teaches us that pleasure, prosperity, position, and popularity will make us happy. But living in the service of self always leaves an emptiness no earthly reward can fill.

Besides, worldly philosophy won’t stand the test of time. Few of us are going to live even 100 years. So whatever we’ll become in this life, we are in the process of becoming that right now. Consider David: He was anointed king long before actually assuming the role (1 Sam. 16:12). He spent many years serving the purpose of God in insignificant places while developing into a great man. As his story shows, discovering God’s purpose for your life is the surest path to success.

Our Father’s purpose for us comes from His heart of love—which is perfect. None of us can know the things He has in store for us, but we can trust His plan. Surrender to Him and say, “Not my will, Lord, but Yours be done.”

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What Is Your True Purpose?

1 Samuel 16:6-13

What do you live for each day? A pay raise? Retirement? Then perhaps you’ve discovered the reality that basing aspirations on getting ahead in this world typically ends in disappointment. People with a misguided sense of direction often wonder why they feel unfulfilled.

Maybe you’ve already achieved a goal of saving for the future or moving up the corporate ladder. You give to charity and volunteer at church, but somehow still feel a sense of insignificance or aimlessness. If so, there is a truth you need to hear: God gives each of us life for a very specific reason—namely, to serve Him. Nobody finds inner peace without reconciling this fact. Our society teaches us that pleasure, prosperity, position, and popularity will make us happy. But living in the service of self always leaves an emptiness no earthly reward can fill.

Besides, worldly philosophy won’t stand the test of time. Few of us are going to live even 100 years. So whatever we’ll become in this life, we are in the process of becoming that right now. Consider David: He was anointed king long before actually assuming the role (1 Sam. 16:12). He spent many years serving the purpose of God in insignificant places while developing into a great man. As his story shows, discovering God’s purpose for your life is the surest path to success.

Our Father’s purpose for us comes from His heart of love—which is perfect. None of us can know the things He has in store for us, but we can trust His plan. Surrender to Him and say, “Not my will, Lord, but Yours be done.”

This is the con. The people who belligerently denigrate your worldly worth are the same people who are actually preying on you to pry it out of your hands. Brother Keith promotes this organization. Now check out their business activities even though they produce no material worth. There are poor people and small companies busting their asses every day and can't EARN the kind of money that an organization like In Touch Ministries screws out of those poor hard working people. There is a reason they list their tax ID number. It is for you to get a 15% tax deduction on the 100% real cash that you give to these blood suckers. And while they greedily take your hard earned money, they still belittle everything you do to earn that money. Take a look at the second image that I posted. See how the link for DONATE is highlighted while the others are not. That means that that activity is most important to the organization. Now look at how crooked that pastor look. Now ask yourself again. What is your true purpose and then ask yourself. What is organizations like In Touch Ministries true purpose. Brother Keith has to be looking for more DONERS.

Here is their website

Even when you pass the mouse over the other categories, they still don't become highlighted like how the link DONATE is even when not being selected.

 

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The Enemy of Security

1 John 5:1-9

Sin can shake our faith in eternal security. God promised that anyone who believes Jesus Christ died on the cross for his or her sin will live forever in heaven (John 6:40). But because unconfessed sin creates a barrier between the Lord and the believer, it short-circuits faith and assurance.

When a believer confesses wrongdoing, the Father forgives and cleanses His child (1 John 1:9). But by failing to admit to sin, a Christian will experience estrangement from God. He or she may feel unworthy of the Father’s love and can even struggle with a sense of rejection. Ask people in this situation if they are certain about their eternal future, and you’ll probably hear, “I used to be.” Sometimes they will go so far as to tell me that they are no longer saved—but that is impossible. While we can lose our assurance, we can never lose our salvation or our place in heaven.

Too often, people mistake the Lord’s chastening hand for confirmation of their lost condition. “God wouldn’t put me through this if I were saved,” they’ll say. Actually, the opposite is true. The heavenly Father disciplines those He loves, so correction is proof that we are His children (Heb. 12:6-7). Chastisement is His way of guiding the wayward believer back into fellowship with Him.

Jesus is our advocate before God. Like ancient Israel’s high priests who offered blood sacrifices, He atoned for our sins by His own death on the cross. We can’t sin our way out of His grace. The minute we confess our wrongdoing, estrangement dissipates and assurance comes flooding back into our hearts.

cain posted:

Ssshhh! I'm thinking of opening a "Touching" branch in my neighbourhood.

Jimmy Swaggart and Jimmy Baker among others have already had those touching branches in operation so you should have no trouble doing so.

Some majees and pandits have their touching branches too.

cain posted:

Ssshhh! I'm thinking of opening a "Touching" branch in my neighbourhood.

Cainsta, admittedly it is an excellent way to raise 80 million bucks when you don't have to fulfill any promises. The dude can promise that God will do certain things and if they don't happen he can get away with saying that God ain't ready yet. Some folks have gone to their graves even before God got ready and my guess is they probably realized there that the preacher was only screwing them. Oh, that's it. One of the benefits is you get to use other peoples' money to pay for your b itches.

God’s Purpose for Intimacy

Psalm 103

For most of my life, I believed that the heavenly Father and I shared a relationship for my benefit. However, His primary purpose for creating intimacy with believers is to reveal Himself.

In a truly loving relationship, each person wants to continually know more about the other. As believers, we are sometimes guilty of taking a more self-interested approach and forget that God is the rightful center of attention. When that is the case, we may head to church or into quiet time looking for something to inspire us, motivate us, or help us.

Part of the problem is that we would like to practice our faith in the safest way possible. Bible study, prayer, and church are relatively easy, compared to stepping out in faith or enduring persecution. But to know God intimately is not a purely intellectual pursuit. A truth about the Lord is not really ours until He works it into our daily experience.

Our Father wants His children to understand how He operates. The only way to gain such knowledge is by allowing God to unveil Himself in our life. This means we must be willing to go through difficulty and pain as well as happiness and peace. A man can read that the Holy Spirit is the believer’s Comforter, but he does not know this truth until he has need of solace.

The Christian life is not about feeling good and deriving the greatest personal benefit from our connection to God. Rather, the Lord builds an intimate relationship with each of His followers. In this way, He can reveal more about Himself—truth by truth—as a believer needs that knowledge. What a privilege!

I feel sorry for Adam. He used to walk with God in the shade in the garden and he still didn't know God enough to have an intimate relationship with him. Had God been living in these times he would be able to have that relationship even if it is all make believe like how it is today. I now feel like Adam got screwed when all this time I felt that it was Adam who was screwing Eve.

Ssorry Cainsta. I wasn't insinuating that you screw your mother although in seemed that I did. You are a decent normal dude. The other Cain had some serious issues. What is worse, killing your brother or screwing your mother? Trouble is lots of folks in the Bible did one or both.

A Call to Godly Living

Romans 12:1

The apostle Paul lived in an age when sensuality, the pursuit of pleasure, and rebellion against the Lord were prevalent. In response, he wrote letters urging Christians not to follow in the ways of the world. Like those early believers, we are to pursue godliness by...

Presenting our bodies to God. Our total being—mind, will, physical body, personality, and emotions—are to be turned over to our heavenly Father (James 4:7). Submitting ourselves to the Lord requires both a definite decision to give Him control and a daily commitment to remain under His authority. By surrendering to Him, we position ourselves for godly living.

Becoming living sacrifices. The Christian life is built around the concept of sacrifice. Jesus left the perfection of heaven to dwell among a sinful people so He might reconcile us to God. He offered up His life for our sake—to make payment for our sins (1 John 3:16) and to bring us into His family. And as believers, we are to follow His example. Paul called it a living sacrifice, because it is ongoing and repeated daily.

Life is full of options. Many decisions involve a choice between following God’s way or our own. Maturing Christians will increasingly sacrifice their own desires and embrace His will.

A life of godliness is characterized by a heart and mind bent toward the things of God. Although we will live imperfectly, our aim should be to obey His will and please Him. Let’s commit to becoming more like Jesus, the one who willingly gave Himself as a sacrifice for us.

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