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Old 06-12-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Mike555,
my apologies to you if i offended you.
Peace and many blessings,
brian
Did you offend him by saying something that was in ERROR or WRONG? If NOT? why are you apologising? You CANNOT apologise for something that is TRUTH and you belive in it totaly!

Would JESUS apologise to the Pharasies if he upset their feelings?? NO! TRUTH is TRUTH!! apologising for something you believe in, will water down the truth. [imho]
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Did you offend him by saying something that was in ERROR or WRONG? If NOT? why are you apologising? You CANNOT apologise for something that is TRUTH and you belive in it totaly!

Would JESUS apologise to the Pharasies if he upset their feelings?? NO! TRUTH is TRUTH!! apologising for something you believe in, will water down the truth. [imho]
The truth may not be affected but being sensitive to people's feelings is the right and humble way to be. If you offend someone, regardless of what offended them, it is customary to apologize... not for the truth in what you said but for the effect it had on the person.

People who believe in hell are worried about offending the grieving parents of a dead unsaved child but have no problem saying to a living person that they are going to burn forever... isn't that a little silly? If you believe a person has been sentenced to hell, why worry about offending the parents?

OR- in all things show love. Unfortunately it is hard to show love while telling others they will burn eternally.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Keep up the good fight Mike, but it seems you are throwing pearls to the swines. One day God might open their hearts and they will see the truth. Until then, their minds are closed to the truth.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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Keep up the good fight Mike, but it seems you are throwing pearls to the swines. One day God might open their hearts and they will see the truth. Until then, their minds are closed to the truth.
Who is "THEY" that you are refering?
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Keep up the good fight Mike, but it seems you are throwing pearls to the swines. One day God might open their hearts and they will see the truth. Until then, their minds are closed to the truth.
So, so true.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Who is "THEY" that you are refering?
Those who are unable to see the truth even when it is presented to them in simple words backed by word of God.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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Now get it through your head. The judgment for those who die without Christ is that they are going to be punished for eternity in Gehenna-the lake of fire, the furnace of fire, the eternal fire. Take your pick. The place and the punishment and the eternal duration of it are real.

Final comment.
Get it through your heart. God is the consuming fire. The judgment is NOT a literal lake of fire, and God is NOT a torturer.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Keep up the good fight Mike, but it seems you are throwing pearls to the swines. One day God might open their hearts and they will see the truth. Until then, their minds are closed to the truth.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Get it through your heart. God is the consuming fire. The judgment is NOT a literal lake of fire, and God is NOT a torturer.

I had to smile......"get it through your heart.". Beautiful.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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Keep up the good fight Mike, but it seems you are throwing pearls to the swines. One day God might open their hearts and they will see the truth. Until then, their minds are closed to the truth.
Thanks Finn. Actually, I'm not so much trying to reach those who have shown themselves to be opposed to the truth. But rather, for the sake of the occasional someone who might benefit by something I've posted. These threads all find their way onto Google and out over the internet, so there's no telling who might stumble across, and get something useful out of one of my replies. Or threads.
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