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Old 02-01-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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I try to love everyone.......UNTIL.......they attack me or wish me harm........by words and/or deeds. Then I find it difficult....... out of self preservation.
Hi Pittston2Sarosota,

It's difficult to show love to those who attack or wish harm....that's for sure. I still have trouble with that too. It is a matter of self-preservation is some instances, but I have found that even the most hateful of opponents can be softened with the right kind of mutual agreement. Music, as you know, can do the trick. That's why I love music.....it reaches the unreachable.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Love speaks to me. Love ALL but - take a stand against those who spread hatred.

PEACE OUT!
Sheena
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Not a game, it's a valid question.
Again, I think you know what I mean when I say 'believe'.

Do you honestly not know the difference of Satan knowing (believeing) God exists, and a person having faith and personal relationship with God? I have been talking about the importance of having this personal relationship with God all along. Read my comments. My whole point here is to say that the relationship with God is the most important thing in life.

Yes, Satan and the demons KNOW for a fact that God exists and that He will sentence them to eternal torment, but that knowledge will not save them.

When the answer is beyond obvious, and you ask it anyway, then you are indeed playing a game. This is especially true, when the same question has been asked and answered countless times on this forum.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Again, I think you know what I mean when I say 'believe'.

Do you honestly not know the difference of Satan knowing (believeing) God exists, and a person having faith and personal relationship with God? I have been talking about the importance of having this personal relationship with God all along. Read my comments. My whole point here is to say that the relationship with God is the most important thing in life.

Yes, Satan and the demons KNOW for a fact that God exists and that He will sentence them to eternal torment, but that knowledge will not save them.
It is you who does not know what you mean, Finn. A relationship is characterized by some emotion . . . NOT just intellectual acknowledgment. You seem to call "believing IN" (intellectually knowing and acknowledging Jesus) as a "relationship" . . . it is NOT . . . because Satan "believes IN" Jesus and fears Him. Isn't that what you believe we should do also . . . fear God? The "relationship of "believe ON" is based on LOVE. It is an inner and deep "love of God and each other" without any fear whatsoever.
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When the answer is beyond obvious, and you ask it anyway, then you are indeed playing a game. This is especially true, when the same question has been asked and answered countless times on this forum.
Try actually thinking more deeply about this, Finn . . . rather than continually spouting your knee-jerk rejection and disparagement of UR.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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~LOVE IS THE ULTIMATE "TRUTH" WHICH ALL, FOR ETERNITY...SEEK!

When all of mankind exercise this simple truth...earth indeed would be likened to Paradise without end.

Blessings...
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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It is you who does not know what you mean, Finn. A relationship is characterized by some emotion . . . NOT just intellectual acknowledgment. You seem to call "believing IN" (intellectually knowing and acknowledging Jesus) as a "relationship" . . . it is NOT . . . because Satan "believes IN" Jesus and fears Him. Isn't that what you believe we should do also . . . fear God? The "relationship of "believe ON" is based on LOVE. It is an inner and deep "love of God and each other" without any fear whatsoever.

Try actually thinking more deeply about this, Finn . . . rather than continually spouting your knee-jerk rejection and disparagement of UR.
It is obvious you are just looking to pick another fight....

I said that believing in God is the most imporatant thing in life, and you came in to say "but Satan also believes...", so I explained what I obviously meant by "believe", and now you accuse me of "spouting your knee-jerk rejection and disparagement of UR"

No, I did not say anything about UR.

Have a nice day
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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Hi Pittston2Sarosota,

It's difficult to show love to those who attack or wish harm....that's for sure. I still have trouble with that too. It is a matter of self-preservation is some instances, but I have found that even the most hateful of opponents can be softened with the right kind of mutual agreement. Music, as you know, can do the trick. That's why I love music.....it reaches the unreachable.
Music like a gentle breeze touches the soul of man...

~He who has an ear...hear what the Spirit says!

Peace!
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