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Old 01-15-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Why do people do the things they do? Gary Larson could have gone on using his old Far Side cartoons to make calendars forever. People like me would have kept buying them.

Big Hollywood Blog Archive An Emptiness Only the Holy Spirit Can Fill
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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Why do people do the things they do? Gary Larson could have gone on using his old Far Side cartoons to make calendars forever. People like me would have kept buying them.

Big Hollywood Blog Archive An Emptiness Only the Holy Spirit Can Fill
"I think God loves to hear little kids laugh at fart jokes. He didn’t just make sunsets and bluebirds, He made hot babes. And dirty old men like me. That’s the modest message I’ve set out to tell the world: you don’t have to be Ned Flanders to be a Christian."

That was an interesting article but dare I say, way off. "There is a God shaped hole in your heart"" One of the many mistakes in Christianity. That is not a good reason to come to the Lord.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: In God's country
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Dont you think that people come to the Lord, when HE wants you to? In HIS time?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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Dont you think that people come to the Lord, when HE wants you to? In HIS time?
Yes but He will want you to come to Him rightly or else chances are you won't stay with Him.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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That is not a good reason to come to the Lord.
Lord give this man the insight into his own character and soul to see that even his reasons for coming to the Lord are questionable (especially the fear motive) . . . so he will stop playing God and deciding who has the right reason for coming to God. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Lord give this man the insight into his own character and soul to see that even his reasons for coming to the Lord are questionable (especially the fear motive) . . . so he will stop playing God and deciding who has the right reason for coming to God. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

I don't know, there is a little thing called repentance and faith, but that's me.


(Acts 3:19) 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord

(Acts 26:20)
20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.

(Acts 17:30)
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

(Acts 20:21) 21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Dont you think that people come to the Lord, when HE wants you to? In HIS time?

I am afraid I do not subscribe to that theory. God wants us to come to Him when we want to. He always wants us to. He wants us to all want to come to Him.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: fla
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I am afraid I do not subscribe to that theory. God wants us to come to Him when we want to. He always wants us to. He wants us to all want to come to Him.
well said--HE welcomes us all whenever we choose to come to HIM----
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