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Old 03-10-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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Yeah, but he's just a man. Men have been telling me I was going to die for the last 7 years, the last 2 in particular, and I'm still here. But I take nothing the Lord gives me for granted, including my own life. He is sovereign and if He decides to take me, that's His business. Peace
Yes, doctors are frequently wrong. A few years back, one of my brothers was given only a short time to live, but he's still alive. It's wise not to take anything for granted. And it is God's sovereign decision regarding when we depart this life.

I'll say that if I were told, and knew that I had only a short time left to live, I would be blessed with dying grace in that knowledge, for I have no doubt that to be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord. Death for the believer is a promotion. Heaven is a much better place than this world with its cosmic system under Satan's rule is.

At any rate, I hope you're not in a lot of pain.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:09 PM
Status: "More than chromosomes." (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Anderson, IN
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And I wouldn't disagree with you on the couple story part, but I would say that it's not G-d's love, because it's a Spirit, and that Spirit does not engender spiritual bondage nor contribute to it in any way. And don't think I'm "picking" here; heterosexual "love" still comes up short of the mark, for the same reason.

Man's love (as in mankind) is imperfect in whatever form you find it in, and is conditional as in: "if they look a certain way, have certain traits, even have a particular kind of job (yeah it's that shallow sometimes), if they'll do this or that for me, ect., ect."
Of course mankind's love is imperfect. The point of finding someone to spend your life with is not to find someone who is perfect, but to find someone perfect for you.

We're not meant to be alone. Celibacy is something very few can live with. For the rest of us, it's natural and healthy to find someone to fall in love with, or even just to date. What I see so many Christians saying is that gay people have to remain celibate, and never know love in the context of a loving, committed relationship. It's not fair, it's not just. It's hypocritical to say that it's ok for straight people to fall in love, but it's not ok for gay people to fall in love.

Some of us place conditions on finding love, some don't.

My Mom had uterine cancer. She kicked it's ass. You can beat yours, too.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:16 PM
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So I have posted this to try to open a door of understanding for any who would try to walk through it, to be set free, and find the Father's love, and be healed of ANY brokeness. That's all, and may G-d's mercy abound upon you. Peace

My brokenness has come from being rejected not only by Christians, but also by my family, and a lot of people I thought were friends. The same Christ that is in you, is waiting to be encountered in me. Understanding goes both ways. If you want understanding from me, you have to be willing to be understanding of me.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:09 AM
 
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Of course mankind's love is imperfect. The point of finding someone to spend your life with is not to find someone who is perfect, but to find someone perfect for you.

We're not meant to be alone. Celibacy is something very few can live with. For the rest of us, it's natural and healthy to find someone to fall in love with, or even just to date. What I see so many Christians saying is that gay people have to remain celibate, and never know love in the context of a loving, committed relationship. It's not fair, it's not just. It's hypocritical to say that it's ok for straight people to fall in love, but it's not ok for gay people to fall in love.

Some of us place conditions on finding love, some don't.

My Mom had uterine cancer. She kicked it's ass. You can beat yours, too.

I'm truly sorry that's all you took from my post.

Thank you for your concern, but I don't have uterine cancer.

Great about your mom, though. Unfortunately mine wasn't so lucky. Blessings and peace to you...

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:23 AM
 
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My brokenness has come from being rejected not only by Christians, but also by my family, and a lot of people I thought were friends. The same Christ that is in you, is waiting to be encountered in me. Understanding goes both ways. If you want understanding from me, you have to be willing to be understanding of me.
The brokenness you have, is the same brokenness we all have, and it is spiritual in nature. You must be willing to go back and see the beginning, before you have any impact on the ending. My prayer for you is that you do. I know Christ is in you, I never meant to imply otherwise.

I'm sorry for your rejection; Christ never rejected anyone, and anyone Christ is RULING over, will not reject you either. Any school in the natural has mean-spirited children. The spiritual is no different.


The understanding I was referring to, is not carnally minded understanding, but rather the understanding that comes via the Spirit giving the revelation of the deeper things of the Word. The Word is like a lake you see anywhere. There are some that play along the edge of the water, and splash around. There are those who swim on top of the water, and there are those that dive down deep exploring every cove. Peace
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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The brokenness you have, is the same brokenness we all have, and it is spiritual in nature. You must be willing to go back and see the beginning, before you have any impact on the ending. My prayer for you is that you do. I know Christ is in you, I never meant to imply otherwise.

I'm sorry for your rejection; Christ never rejected anyone, and anyone Christ is RULING over, will not reject you either. Any school in the natural has mean-spirited children. The spiritual is no different.


The understanding I was referring to, is not carnally minded understanding, but rather the understanding that comes via the Spirit giving the revelation of the deeper things of the Word. The Word is like a lake you see anywhere. There are some that play along the edge of the water, and splash around. There are those who swim on top of the water, and there are those that dive down deep exploring every cove. Peace
Christianity has it wrong.
We are not broken.
We are not fallen.
We are not flawed.
We are simply fragile.
We are beautifully distractible.


Christianity has it WRONG--YOU are not BROKEN
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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So I guess G-d was wrong in sending His Son, because only the broken need to be make whole. Pottery 101: the pot does not get to disagree with the potter.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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So I guess G-d was wrong in sending His Son, because only the broken need to be make whole. Pottery 101: the pot does not get to disagree with the potter.
Not that God was wrong, we are wrong in assuming WHY He sent His Son..




“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


“Why did Jesus die on a cross?”


Jesus died on the cross because he offended those in power.


Jesus died on a cross because he challenged the status quo.


Jesus died on a cross because love would not sit silently by as those who had little were being stepped on, used, and abused by those who had so very much.


“Why did Jesus die on a cross?”




Jesus died on a cross to show us what love looks like in action.




God Did Not Kill Jesus on the Cross for Our Sins
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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Not that God was wrong, we are wrong in assuming WHY He sent His Son..




“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


“Why did Jesus die on a cross?”


Jesus died on the cross because he offended those in power.


Jesus died on a cross because he challenged the status quo.


Jesus died on a cross because love would not sit silently by as those who had little were being stepped on, used, and abused by those who had so very much.


“Why did Jesus die on a cross?”




Jesus died on a cross to show us what love looks like in action.





God Did Not Kill Jesus on the Cross for Our Sins
Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

1 Cor. 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,

Gal. 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Jesus came into the world to die for the sins of the world as the Scriptures plainly state. If you have never believed that Christ died for your sins you remain under condemnation and eternal separation from God is in your future.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:38 PM
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...snip... If you have never believed that Christ died for your sins you remain under condemnation and eternal separation from God is in your future.
Really?



Oh well. Dems da breaks.
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