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Old 08-29-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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Christians live to die. Simple as that.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: New England
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To be at peace with all men - because only a peaceful mind and heart can be full of love and compassion.
This is very true Jer, i know there is a lot spoken about how wonderful the love of God is, but what the knowledge of love of God brings when we are abiding in it is peace like we have never known, that peace makes even our so called enemies be at peace with us.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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To live life on earth so that people see (spiritually) the unseen God.

Which means

1 - A person must come to Christ by faith in the gospel
2 - And that person must grow in Christ to look more like Him as time progresses.
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One other goal...

To prepare for eternal life in the presence of God.
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Christians live to die. Simple as that.
It would seem that way for those who are insecure with who they are, because they see themselves as sinners deserving of death.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:34 AM
 
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The goal in life of a Christian should be to emulate Christ (i.e. Jesus). Live a life focused on love. Try to help others. Listen to others in a mode of understanding and care, even if of different opinion or mindset. Be honest, be truthful. Point out and expose evil and injustice. Make your actions match your words. Try to leave the world a better place.

None of this is difficult to do. But most would rather follow and model the foolishness of man instead. And that includes the millions of shameful and bogus "Christians" in name only. Frauds who shame the name of Jesus.

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Old 08-29-2018, 09:34 AM
 
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To be at peace with all men - because only a peaceful mind and heart can be full of love and compassion.
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This is very true Jer, i know there is a lot spoken about how wonderful the love of God is, but what the knowledge of love of God brings when we are abiding in it is peace like we have never known, that peace makes even our so called enemies be at peace with us.
Peace be with you today and always in your steadfastness of his love, which is constant and unwavering.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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To be imitators of God himself. We cannot and never well be God ourselves, but our should be to live in faith and love toward God, and love toward our fellow man.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:00 PM
 
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Peace be with you today and always in your steadfastness of his love, which is constant and unwavering.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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So many confusing thoughts out there....is it cleaning up sins? doing a Mother Theresa? faithfully attending "church" every time the doors are open or is it something else entirely?


Jesus summed it up nicely at Matthew 7:21--Only those who live their lives to do Jesus Fathers will, get to enter his kingdom, By disowning themselves to follow Jesus( Matt 16:24)-- Few can.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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To live life on earth so that people see (spiritually) the unseen God.

Which means

1 - A person must come to Christ by faith in the gospel
2 - And that person must grow in Christ to look more like Him as time progresses.
What, no caring for the or, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked. hosing the homeless, and healing the sick?
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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What, no caring for the or, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked. hosing the homeless, and healing the sick?
Interesting typo, there, z.
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