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Old 04-25-2007, 09:13 AM
Status: "Enjoying the mountains" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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please give your view of sectarian prayer.
What is that?
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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Good vs. evil, God vs. Satan, it's one or the other. It doesn't mean you are possessed! It just means you are breaking the very first of the Ten Commandments.

"thou shalt have no other gods before me". Exodus 20:1-3
As I don't have any gods at all, I hardly see how I can be "breaking" this somewhat boastful "commandment" in any way. By the way, is this God's way of admitting that He's not actually the only deity on the block?
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: The best country in the world: the USA
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As I don't have any gods at all, I hardly see how I can be "breaking" this somewhat boastful "commandment" in any way. By the way, is this God's way of admitting that He's not actually the only deity on the block?
It is God and Satan. That is it. No other gods. The other "gods" out there are man-made and have no spiritual relevance as God and Satan do.

Yes, you have a god... it is called yourself. Athiests and agnostics worship human nature, which is by far is one of the most perverse beings on the planet (until they achieve redenption).

Remember: whatever controls you is your god. If you are driven and controlled by your own desires and wishes, you are a hedonistic person... therefore you might not even realize it, but you are your own god. And there is no salvation and hope in that.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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It is God and Satan. That is it. No other gods. The other "gods" out there are man-made and have no spiritual relevance as God and Satan do.

Yes, you have a god... it is called yourself. Athiests and agnostics worship human nature, which is by far is one of the most perverse beings on the planet (until they achieve redenption).

Remember: whatever controls you is your god. If you are driven and controlled by your own desires and wishes, you are a hedonistic person... therefore you might not even realize it, but you are your own god. And there is no salvation and hope in that.
Nice
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Seacoast NH
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JUST FOLLOW THE SWAGGERT EXAMPLE: It's O.K. to cheat on your wife if you just bawl on T.V. "Oh Lord, I have sinned!" Go right ahead + bop the bimbo!
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: South
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It is God and Satan. That is it. No other gods. The other "gods" out there are man-made and have no spiritual relevance as God and Satan do.

Yes, you have a god... it is called yourself. Athiests and agnostics worship human nature, which is by far is one of the most perverse beings on the planet (until they achieve redenption).

Remember: whatever controls you is your god. If you are driven and controlled by your own desires and wishes, you are a hedonistic person... therefore you might not even realize it, but you are your own god. And there is no salvation and hope in that.
Excellent post!! Thanks for taking care of that for me. I tried to give you pos pts. but I have to spread 'em around a bit first.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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JUST FOLLOW THE SWAGGERT EXAMPLE: It's O.K. to cheat on your wife if you just bawl on T.V. "Oh Lord, I have sinned!" Go right ahead + bop the bimbo!

I can honestly understand how people can be turned off to Christianity with the Swaggerts and the like putting on their pretentious show. It is a shame for sure.

One thing is certain that only God knows their hearts and maybe they really haven't accepted His Son as their Savior. Unfortunately, we can't deny that there are many phonies in all categories in this world.

I just wish some of the TV evangelists would go away as they sicken me, and I'm a Christian.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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Yankee i think that was the Clinton Example.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:58 PM
 
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It is God and Satan. That is it. No other gods. The other "gods" out there are man-made and have no spiritual relevance as God and Satan do.
Yes, you have a god... it is called yourself. Athiests and agnostics worship human nature, which is by far is one of the most perverse beings on the planet (until they achieve redenption).
Remember: whatever controls you is your god. If you are driven and controlled by your own desires and wishes, you are a hedonistic person... therefore you might not even realize it, but you are your own god. And there is no salvation and hope in that.
Pathetic. Against everything my sense and senses tell me, it turns out that I do worship a god, but in such a manner that I myself am quite unable to realize it, but you are? What a troll. I'm afraid I may need to report you to the Invisible Pink Unicorn, peace be upon her holy hooves, for some gentle reprogramming. You've clearly blown a fuse on this one...
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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How can you not question a God when his sole concern is whether you are worshiping him or not? In the end, that is all he apparently cares about according to those I speak with, that is your ticket to heaven.

This concept is inaccurate, but since you don't want to hear scripture, I won't debate it with you. I can answer your question simply....

I KNOW God. When you know someone intimately, all doubt is removed.
He answers my prayers, He works in my life and I've seen the evidence of His works all around me. I am writing a book about the amazing things my family and I have witnessed and experienced in the 50 years of my life. It is incredible. I doubt you would believe most of it, but it doesn't change the fact that it's all true. There is NO one and NO thing on earth that could ever convince me He's not Alive.
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