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Permalink 07:48:32 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], By Trent
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Q and A

Q: Who deleted the comments, and banned the urls?
A: I did (Trent)

Q: Why did you do that?
A: I would be disobedient to a specific command from God if I did otherwise?

Q: How is that not religious BS?
A: read story below ...

Two women, same actions, different motivation ...

A woman hears that her fiancé (a soldier that has gone away for a while) is coming home from the war to stay. This woman puts away anything she has been doing to replace her fiancé's romantic presence. She quits watching soap-operas and starts watching wedding shows on TV. She quits going to ladies-night-out at the local bars, etc. Her single-life is dying now, as she becomes alive to marriage. This woman loves her fiancé and is acting accordingly.

Another woman hears that her fiancé (a soldier like the other above) is coming home to stay. This woman does not love her fiancé, yet she might alter her lifestyle to give the appearance that things are on-course. She hopes he doesn't find out about the bars, and now plans to make up nice excuses to get out of the house, and visit the bars without his knowing. Her friends are going to tape the soap-operas ... etc. You get the picture ... she is going through the motions, but her heart is not in it ... only hoping that he does not find out.

Which one of these was doing the hypocritical thing, though both behaviors were the same?

That same woman is the religious one, and her actions are BS.

Saints ... those that long for the return of Jesus ... you are His bride. You may do somethings that a religious person would do, but you are not doing them AS the religious person does them. You are doing it because you LOVE the Lord, and want to be dead to any former life, so that you can be fully alive to the wedding.

"Why" is always greater than "what."


Comment from: pam [Visitor]

Most of it isn't very reasonable anymore. I wish it were but it's not.

Permalink 10/20/07 @ 23:33
Comment from: Jay Bird [Visitor]
Pam, will you at least defend my honor here?
Permalink 10/21/07 @ 01:56
Comment from: Pam [Member]
Jay Bird,

What honor have any of us? All glory and honor to Jesus. That honor I extend toward you. Honor that is only mine or only yours as it is imputed to us through faith. I can control no other all I can say is take for yourself the same honor I cling to and give as you wish to receive; whether or not it is ever received as you desire. This is your cross to bear.

I love you and I weep for you, I pray for you, but I cannot take sides between brother against brother. I belong to Jesus and I am to remain on His side and love all my brothers and sisters equally. Listen to Jesus, He speaks to you in the special way you need to hear and will give you the answers that I can't give. Honor Him, put on His honor as you surrender your honor to Him. He will show you what to do.

I know it hurts but God will not allow me to take this hurt from you even if I could. If it were up to me and I could, I would. Jesus has allowed this in your life that you might learn what more you need to know of Him. I dare not stand between you and God.

Permalink 10/21/07 @ 05:58
Comment from: Pam [Member]
Jay Bird,

This morning I awoke and God impressed me with these words for you.

Jesus taught that man cannot be defiled by that which he takes into himself but that man is defiled by what comes out of him. No matter what people say to us or about us in private can truly dishonor us in the eyes of God. He looks into our hearts and if Jesus is there all dishonor is covered. Also, nothing can separate us from the love of God. The judgments of men can't threaten us when we are in Jesus and He is in us. For the source of your dishonor, look to your own words and with the Lord search out your intent in them and God will show you how to restore honor and also your brothers to you.

Also, Proverbs teaches us that a man with many companions is predisposed for a fall; but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That is only one friend, Jesus. Give all your loyalty to Him. He will give you only sound counsel.

Permalink 10/21/07 @ 12:56
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Hi Jeff,

"""I've been around here a while, although I rarely comment these days."""
First Time ... Long Time ... as they say on the radio ... but I know this isn't your first time.

""""It seems to me that by burying your heads in the sand and dismissing all counter-opinions as heretical or "spam", robs us all of a tremendous opportunity to discuss/converse.""""
Yes, unless you have better opportunities to spend your time on than to discuss/converse important things with those that don't understand them.

"""I don't always agree with him, but you've got to admit, Steve has made some interesting points. Why DO we feel the need to use King James English when prophesying? Does that validate? Or is it religious influence."""
Better question would be how religious influence could come to someone who hasn't been within the walls of a religious institution nor read a religious book before the Lord spoke to him, telling him to take up his pen and write these things ... that have a somewhat oldish-english wording (but not king-james-ish.)
Or ask yourself how important is the wording anyway ... for "take thee two unto thyself and two more, and thou shalt have four" has no less truth within it than "2+2=4"
Does it really suit us to ignore the truth and quibble over the package? Isn't this the very meaning of "vain disputes?"

"""I do not despise prophesyings. In fact, there have been occasions when I have operated in that gift."""
I am not surprised. It isn't as rare as one might think.

"""And my understanding of NT prophecy is not that it focuses on judgment, fire & brimstone. According to the Apostle Paul, NT prophecy speaks edification, exhortation & comfort. Christ took all the judgment at the cross."""
Oh, you mean Paul's letters that are addressed to "saints" and those whom have "have been called by Yeshua the Messiah" and "everyone everywhere who calls on the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, their Lord as well as ours:" ... if so, then yes, bro ... Paul does not allude to any of God's judgment upon them, but rather those whom are not addressed in his letters.

2Th 2:10 - He will enable him to deceive, in all kinds of wicked ways, those who are headed for destruction because they would not receive the love of the truth that could have saved them.
2Th 3:2 - and that we may be rescued from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has trust.
Ro 1:18 - The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
Ro 2:5 - But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
Ro 2:8 - But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
Col 3:6 - Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

and so on and so on ... just check out and see for yourself if I have only scratched the surface with these quotes.

""""But his penchant for prophetic judgment in this age of grace is worth discussing, isn't it?"""
It is worth understanding. But it is hardly out of reach for anybody that has a willingness to set aside their preconceived notions and read the Bible with open-minds. For God's grace is absolute to all those that believe upon Him, whom also have been changed from death to life ... and likewise is His wrath absolute against all those that have no willingness to call Jesus the Lord, and these are slaves to sin, having no hope (other than the Hope in Jesus whom they, themselves have rejected) to change their condition.

"""How would the Bereans feel if Paul deleted all their blog comments."""
Paul would not let a woman speak. Look it up.

"""Why can't we reason together?"""
It depends on what you mean by WE ...
"For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" - Paul.

Ripening for the harvest,
Permalink 10/21/07 @ 15:36
Comment from: the_burning_bush [Visitor] ·
I liked the parable of the two fiances. The bridegroom is looking for inwardness and not white washed tombs.
Permalink 10/22/07 @ 14:32
Comment from: Mykel [Visitor] ·
wow....all in the name of Christ.
all of you should be so proud...
Permalink 10/22/07 @ 14:54

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