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Old 09-15-2010, 08:54 PM
Status: "Those damn fundamentalists!" (set 10 hours ago)
 
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You are more Christian than those who believe they are filthy rags, June. Jesus would not love filthy rags . . . nor judge any of us that way. The damage the stagnant primitive religious beliefs have perpetrated on humanity for 2000+ years is unconscionable!
Technically, Scripture does not say we are/were filthy rags. Read carefully:

Isaiah 64:6


6 All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away.

The very best works we could muster would not come close to the righteousness needed to reunite with God.

What we were was unclean. Jesus' blood washed us white as snow! Now, before God, we are righteous! Jesus loved us in our unclean state, and gave Himself for us.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:34 AM
 
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What is man is what God is saying today-----Psalms 8:4.

You may have great English grammar and college degrees but
at best that's a filthy rag only-------Isaiah 64:6.


You may have super common sense wit and raise 15 grandchildren
and 5 natural children well but at best that's a filthy rag too---Isaiah 64:6.

You may be the best employee or big shot employer in the local area
and get all the trophies and plagues for character and achievement but at
best that's just a filthy rag too---Isaiah 64:6.

You may be a super spouse married for 30 years but at best that's even a filthy rag only----Isaiah 64:6.

You may be the best tycoon and celebrity in Hollywood and the White House too but even that is a filthy rag only to God----Isaiah 64:6.

You may be a master at Hebrew and Greek and have the best publishing
company in the book publishing industry but that's also a filthy rag to God today---Isaiah 64:6.

You may be an extremist with grace theology but that's just a filthy rag without Romans 6:1 today----Isaiah 64:6.

You may be an extremist against Pharisee type theology today but that's just a filthy rag if you despise John 3:5 and Hebrews 4----Isaiah 64:6.

You may be raised with super parents and grandparents but that's only a filthy rag if you despise John 8:32 today------Isaiah 64:6.

You may be one to fill up buildings and pass out thousands of tracts a week all the time but that's just a filthy rag if you despise God in
2 Cor. 6 and 1 Peter 3:3 today----Isaiah 64:6.

You may be a sought after person for wisdom like Solomon but if you despise 1 Cor. 1:25 that's a filthy rag too---Isaiah 64:6.

You may believe in yourself and have giant faith in God but if you despise
Romans 10:17 to get your faith that's even a filthy rag--Isaiah 64:6.

You may be an expert for so many people but if you despise 1 Cor. 8:2 to be an expert that's just a filthy rag----Isaiah 64:6.

No life really lived out great enough if we despise Matthew 4:4 and don't take it at face value in application.
You may have faith and works and everything else, but without 1 Cor. 13, you've got nothing.
God IS love. He loves sinners, and so must we.

Blessings,
brian
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