U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Religion and Spirituality > Christianity
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-06-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: New England
37,301 posts, read 26,208,448 times
Reputation: 2719

Advertisements

He is not far from each one of us,
for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For of Him also we are offspring. Acts 17:28

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near .Eph 2:13

An alienated carnal mind is all it is in my opinion.


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD Isaiah 55:8
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-08-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
6,370 posts, read 6,648,572 times
Reputation: 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcamps View Post
He is not far from each one of us,
for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For of Him also we are offspring. Acts 17:28

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near .Eph 2:13

An alienated carnal mind is all it is in my opinion.


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD Isaiah 55:8
There is nothing in us that is ANY good. We don't seek God from within. We must obtain God. And we only do that by God giving us of Himself.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: SC Foothills
8,831 posts, read 11,143,226 times
Reputation: 58243
I suppose He's as close to us as we allow Him to be.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
73,512 posts, read 43,447,425 times
Reputation: 13613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilene Wright View Post
I suppose He's as close to us as we allow Him to be.
Do you have a say in the matter?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: New England
37,301 posts, read 26,208,448 times
Reputation: 2719
Quote:
Originally Posted by trettep View Post
There is nothing in us that is ANY good. We don't seek God from within. We must obtain God. And we only do that by God giving us of Himself.
I suppose the samaritan that came to the aid of the man robbed and beaten, did what he did out the evilness of his heart ?. Read the parable look who stood afar off and who came near(maybe it was God in the samaritan).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: New England
37,301 posts, read 26,208,448 times
Reputation: 2719
Quote:
Originally Posted by trettep View Post
There is nothing in us that is ANY good.
You know what trettep i used to be staunch believer in that too Then i began to see throughout the Old Testament scriptures there were men who were having to do with God, who were called righteous, they did things like lending to the poor without expecting a return,they gave homes to the homeless,they were a Father to the fatherless, men that wouldn't touch never mind take that which wasn't there's and so forth. I think an undeniable quality of a good man is, who he is, is not his focus.

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?. When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ Matthew 25:37-39
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: arizona ... most of the time
11,826 posts, read 11,803,132 times
Reputation: 1318
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcamps View Post
You know what trettep i used to be staunch believer in that too Then i began to see throughout the Old Testament scriptures there were men who were having to do with God, who were called righteous, they did things like lending to the poor without expecting a return,they gave homes to the homeless,they were a Father to the fatherless, men that wouldn't touch never mind take that which wasn't there's and so forth. I think an undeniable quality of a good man is, who he is, is not his focus.

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?. When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ Matthew 25:37-39
The point that you're totally missing is why the righteous was declared "righteous".
For they themselves point to their excuses for the non-interactive, non-humanitarian quailities toward Jesus.
They are asking ... why Jesus? It's not because of our works.

However, the unrighteous point to their excuses and Jesus ignores them.
Why is that?

Now do something extraordinary .... apply the last part of Matthew 25.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: New England
37,301 posts, read 26,208,448 times
Reputation: 2719
Quote:
Originally Posted by twin.spin View Post
The point that you're totally missing is why the righteous was declared "righteous".
For they themselves point to their excuses for the non-interactive, non-humanitarian quailities toward Jesus.
They are asking ... why Jesus? It's not because of our works.

However, the unrighteous point to their excuses and Jesus ignores them.
Why is that?

Now do something extraordinary .... apply the last part of Matthew 25.
I actually think you are missing the point from what you have just said.

Let me give you a quick example of this twin. I employed a young Brazilian a few years back, i have just recently renewed my aquiantance with him, this young man basically told me he was indebted to me for how i looked after him, from my point of view, i have the same confession as those i quoted from Matt 25 :37-39 "When did I". Plainly put i never considered i was doing anything out of the ordinary.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2011, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
8,435 posts, read 9,977,290 times
Reputation: 1727
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finn_Jarber View Post
Do you have a say in the matter?
Sure... Why not? The more you resemble Love the more you resemble God. Of course you could choose to mirror hate and then you wouldn't resemble God at all... But that would be miserable, now wouldn't it?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Arizona
28,960 posts, read 14,671,017 times
Reputation: 2277
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcamps View Post
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?. When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcamps View Post
I actually think you are missing the point from what you have just said.

Let me give you a quick example of this twin. I employed a young Brazilian a few years back, i have just recently renewed my acquaintance with him, this young man basically told me he was indebted to me for how i looked after him, from my point of view, i have the same confession as those i quoted from Matt 25 :37-39 "When did I". Plainly put i never considered i was doing anything out of the ordinary.


Unfortunately, many do things to be perceived as being righteous.
But the truly righteous do it without thinking they are: "When did I."

Last edited by Jerwade; 08-09-2011 at 01:13 AM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Religion and Spirituality > Christianity

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:56 PM.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top