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Old 08-16-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Satan quoted Scriptures to Jesus too, but he always distorted them. Nothing has changed.
And Jesus quoted Scripture as well, mostly to show how the bible-believers got it wrong. Does that make HIM evil?


Not once, anywhere, have I seen a post from you that exalts Jesus over everything else--including the Bible.

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And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:8-9


Yet you are unable to exalt His name, you can only speak of adulterers and punishment.

And what did Jesus say about personal exalatation?

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The greatest among you shall be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let in those who wish to enter.…
Matt. 23:122-13


Why is it that Jesus isn't your all in all, that you allow the Bible to usurp the position that God gave to Jesus. Why isn't the Bible subjected to the words and actions of Jesus? Could it be you have made yourself a little golden calf to usurp the place God gave to Jesus?


Here is an experiment that you can try in order to see if your Bible is nothing but your idol. Sunday morning put your Bible on your table and set your cup of coffee on the Bible. If you feel uncomfortable doing that----you know that the idol lies on your table.

It took me a number of years to do that. But then I awakened to realize the Bible is nothing but a telescope that gives us a closer look at God. It, in and of itself, has no saving power, is not a perfect how-to book for Christians, doesn't make one's heart be born again----it only POINTS to the answer.


John identifies Jesus as the Logos, the Word, of God from all of eternity–the truest and deepest reality of which the Father is eternally speaking. It's equally true that many in fundamentalist churches treat the Scriptures as if they were dropped from heaven and yet remain utterly oblivious to its central content.

Until Jesus becomes central to your life, you will remain oblivious to that central content of Scripture that Jesus summed up this way:

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Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ "All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”…
Matt 22:37-40

Note Jesus states ALL THE LAW AND PROPHETS depend on these two commandments. ALL! ALL!! ALL!!!


Find Jesus, and you will find Who is greater than your What. Then you will have Good News of Love and Forgiveness to share with your fellow sinners--like me!
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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You are still are(that is obvious by your rants against sin) and the good news that there is not an ounce of unforgiveness in the deepest recesses of what we call God, is an offence and bad news to you.
My rants, as you call them, against sin are justified in this perverted generation because whoever continues to commit sin will wake up one day in the flames of hell. The Holy Fire in California with its firenados is a glimpse. And all you enablers have their blood on your hands! It would have been better that you had never been born!
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:17 PM
 
Location: New England
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My rants, as you call them, against sin are justified in this perverted generation because whoever continues to commit sin will wake up one day in the flames of hell. The Holy Fire in California with its firenados is a glimpse. And all you enablers have their blood on your hands! It would have been better that you had never been born!
There is far more good in this world than you would ever know, sadly you are too sin conscious to see this.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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My rants, as you call them, against sin are justified in this perverted generation because whoever continues to commit sin will wake up one day in the flames of hell. The Holy Fire in California with its firenados is a glimpse. And all you enablers have their blood on your hands! It would have been better that you had never been born!
Find Jesus, and you will find Who is greater than your What. Then you will have Good News of Love and Forgiveness to share with your fellow sinners--like me!

Until then your posts are DEFINITELY rants.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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This is a good description of what can be seen coming from a fundamentalists mindset.
Just read the news.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: New England
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Just read the news.
Do you really take notice of the news?.

Have you heard the good news that Grace is still superabounding?.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Those who do not believe the Bible follow their own desires. The following scripture would be meaningless if things were not to get worse at the "End".


KJV 2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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This is a good description of what can be seen coming from a fundamentalists mindset.
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Just read the news.
Those who follow the Bible do the same, albeit, not all.

1) They are lovers of conceit and self-righteousness.
2) They are covetous, boasters and proud of it.
3) They are insulting or showing contempt for others.
4) They are without natural affection, truce breakers.
5) They are false accusers and despise those that are good.
6) They are arrogantly superior and disdainful - high minded.
7) They creep into houses, and lead astray gullible people.
8) They are forever, learning, but never able to comprehend.

What has gotten worse is man's inability to seek the truth.
Many are merely brainwashed, having no thought of their own.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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My rants, as you call them, against sin are justified in this perverted generation because whoever continues to commit sin will wake up one day in the flames of hell. The Holy Fire in California with its firenados is a glimpse. And all you enablers have their blood on your hands! It would have been better that you had never been born!
Have you ever had a peaceful life without the thought of condemning other people to Hell?
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:01 PM
 
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My rants, as you call them, against sin are justified in this perverted generation because whoever continues to commit sin will wake up one day in the flames of hell. The Holy Fire in California with its firenados is a glimpse. And all you enablers have their blood on your hands! It would have been better that you had never been born!
How can they be justified when God, Himself, is NOT counting our sins against us. Why are you doing so?

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 New International Version (NIV)

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Hebrews 8:12 King James Version (KJV)

12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:53 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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My rants, as you call them, against sin are justified in this perverted generation because whoever continues to commit sin will wake up one day in the flames of hell. The Holy Fire in California with its firenados is a glimpse. And all you enablers have their blood on your hands! It would have been better that you had never been born!
So as of today, you are claiming to be sinless??
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