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Thanks, sgreen, for the summary. I only pointed out the Sabbath because the majority of Christians don't follow it. The next one is probably adultery...Confused
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If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.
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You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.
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Yes, full obedience is hard. But some things are NOT that hard. Like, keeping the Sabbath on the right day. We just have to pick Saturday instead of Sunday, that's all. How is that hard?

Your list of reasons for keeping the Saturday sabbath:

1. It's clear (in Mk 2) that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation, and keeping the sabbath is one of the 10 Commandments.

2. We shouldn't think some Roman emperor, who stopped worshiping on the Sabbath a few centuries later, thereby removing the Lord from the sabbath, knew better than Jesus and the Apostles.

3. You agree, without grace, there is no salvation. There is also no faith without works. You would think part of "obedience" is obeying the 10 Commandments.

4. It's not legalistic.

5. All God wants from us with regard to the sabbath is to remember it and keep it holy.

6. Jesus and the Apostles kept the sabbath, so why not us?

7. Jesus never only said that they're saved by grace. No, Jesus always tells them some things they must do. And this includes keeping the commandments.

8. The Bible doesn't say we just have to keep the sabbath in our hearts.

9. The Bible doesn't say we can stop keeping the sabbath.

10. The Bible doesn't tell us to start going to church on Sundays.

11. Sunday worship is just taking the freedom and liberty of interpreting the Bible a little too far to suit our own needs and desires.

12. Faith without works is dead. And the work we do is by obeying God's commands, just like the patriarchs.

13. We have faith that God's commands are real, so we show our faith by following those commands.

14. Only those that do the will of God (Saturday sabbath) shall enter the kingdom of heaven. If we don't do His will (keep the sabbath on Saturday), but follow our own (Sunday sabbath), then we are those that practice lawlessness. What is God's will from the beginning? Obedience (Saturday sabbath).

15.  If you truly repent, then you will not continue to sin. But, continuing to ignore the 10 commandments that were handwritten by God = not obeying = sin = spiritual death = hell.

16. The 10 Commandments NEED to be followed. God wrote them Himself, in stone...

17. Many Christians today focus on love and neglect the commandments.

18. Sunday worship instead of Saturday is almost like a dad specifically asked for hot dogs for Father's Day, and got something else.

19. You really don't understand how so many preachers/pastors reading the Bible would ignore the the 4th commandment to keep the Sabbath and just hold services on Sunday.

20. Keeping the sabbath on Saturday is EASY!


I've tried to list them chronologically. Let me know if I've missed anything.
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Yes, full obedience is hard. But some things are NOT that hard. Like, keeping the Sabbath on the right day. We just have to pick Saturday instead of Sunday, that's all. How is that hard?

Loving your enemies is hard. Turning the other cheek is hard. Walking the extra mile is hard. Feeling sexual immorality is hard. No coveting is hard. Not bearing false witness is hard. But, choosing one day over the other, is not. Let's obey as much as we can. Saying obedience is too hard and to be content on not reaching it and not trying to do the easier parts that we're able to do...I don't think God would be pleased with that. Because James 2:10 tells us that if we break 1 commandment, we broke them all. How can we be sure of our salvation (now we have come full circle back to the topic we started on being sure of our salvation), if we've broken all of the commandments? And we're not even trying to fix it? Not repenting. Not changing our ways?

I've focused on just the 4th commandment because that's the one most Christians (maybe more than 90%?) are breaking. The same reasoning applies to all of the commandments. But, how sad and pitiful would it be if 90+% of Christians won't be saved simply because of 1 commandments? And Jesus tells us, that he doesn't know us, to depart from Him, because we practiced lawlessness (Mt 7:23)?
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Right, the rich young ruler kept the commandments but still walked away sad, because he was not able to sacrifice his worldly status and possessions in order to follow Christ. So, you are correct that keeping the commandments ONLY will not save us. At the same time, ONLY having love will also not save us. We need to have both. But many Christians today focus on love and neglect the commandments. The 4th commandment is pretty simple and clear, yet most Christians choose to keep Sunday instead and talk about how important love is and much God loves us.

It's almost like a dad specifically asked for hot dogs for Father's Day, and that's all he wants. But the kids wake up extra early to cook him breakfast in bed with pancakes, sausages, bacon, and everything else. Is the dad happy, yes, and no. He didn't get what he wanted, even though what he got was nice. We know that God wants obedience more than sacrifice. So, why don't we just obey? I really don't understand how so many preachers/pastors reading the Bible would ignore the the 4th commandment to keep the Sabbath and just hold services on Sunday. Why don't they just follow the Bible and tell their congregation to follow the Bible?
well said lightning. I've walked with the Lord enough to know that the hope and plans He has for us are a well lit path. secure, prosperous in any and every direction. In short, He watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. discouragement, no hope, peace, or future. nothing works or looks like it will work. death or life. how hard IS obedience indeed. if one could just be obedient all the time, they would rest in that awesome zone, where everything he does prospers.
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Right, the rich young ruler kept the commandments but still walked away sad, because he was not able to sacrifice his worldly status and possessions in order to follow Christ. So, you are correct that keeping the commandments ONLY will not save us. At the same time, ONLY having love will also not save us. We need to have both. But many Christians today focus on love and neglect the commandments. The 4th commandment is pretty simple and clear, yet most Christians choose to keep Sunday instead and talk about how important love is and much God loves us.

It's almost like a dad specifically asked for hot dogs for Father's Day, and that's all he wants. But the kids wake up extra early to cook him breakfast in bed with pancakes, sausages, bacon, and everything else. Is the dad happy, yes, and no. He didn't get what he wanted, even though what he got was nice. We know that God wants obedience more than sacrifice. So, why don't we just obey? I really don't understand how so many preachers/pastors reading the Bible would ignore the the 4th commandment to keep the Sabbath and just hold services on Sunday. Why don't they just follow the Bible and tell their congregation to follow the Bible?
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Originally posted by sgreen

It seems that your logic is that instructions that were written in the OT, they don't NEED to be followed?

The 10 Commandments NEED to be followed. God wrote them Himself, in stone...

Mt 5:17-20: Jesus fulfilled the "law", but those who break the "commandments" and teach others to do so will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. There's a difference between "law" and "commandments". In the NT, we no longer need to follow the "law", but we still need to follow the "commandments".

Jesus Himself says we should keep them and not break them:
Jn 14:15, 21; Jn 15:10...if you love Me, keep My "commandments"

Then disciples wrote that we should keep them:
1 Jn 5:2-4; 2 Jn 1:6...keep "commandments", walk in them

So, which part of the Bible did it say we don't need to follow/keep the 10 commandments? Because that's what your logic indicates.
you are correct in the technical, however, the rich young ruler said, "ALL these have I kept..." He went away sad. He missed the boat. I'm not here saying you don't need to follow the 10 commandments. I'm not naive. On the contrary, God wants us to not be Pharisaical by not loving our neighbor as ourselves. 1 Corinthians 13 emphasizes the importance of LOVE above everything else.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/11/2015 at 2:53pm
Originally posted by sgreen

It seems that your logic is that instructions that were written in the OT, they don't NEED to be followed?

The 10 Commandments NEED to be followed. God wrote them Himself, in stone...

Mt 5:17-20: Jesus fulfilled the "law", but those who break the "commandments" and teach others to do so will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. There's a difference between "law" and "commandments". In the NT, we no longer need to follow the "law", but we still need to follow the "commandments".

Jesus Himself says we should keep them and not break them:
Jn 14:15, 21; Jn 15:10...if you love Me, keep My "commandments"

Then disciples wrote that we should keep them:
1 Jn 5:2-4; 2 Jn 1:6...keep "commandments", walk in them

So, which part of the Bible did it say we don't need to follow/keep the 10 commandments? Because that's what your logic indicates.
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It seems that your logic is that instructions that were written in the OT, they don't NEED to be followed?
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In the OT, doing work on the Sabbath is punishable by death. In the NT, the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). Is anybody stoning anyone for sin in the NT? No, in the NT, it's spiritual death. So, God is responsible for putting the Sabbath-breaker to spiritual death. And spiritual death = eternal fire = hell. If you don't obey God, you sin. If you sin, your wages is hell. Yes, God is merciful and loving; but not if you don't repent. And if you truly repent, then you will not continue to sin. But, continuing to ignore the 10 commandments that were handwritten by God = not obeying = sin = spiritual death = hell.

It seems that your logic is that instructions that were written in the OT, they don't need to be followed? So, it's ok to make and worship idols and other gods? It's ok to steal? It's ok to murder? Those instructions were in the OT, and who's responsible for punishing these?
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Where is the instruction for how the sabbath is to be kept? If it's in the OT, who then has the responsibility of putting sabbath-breakers to death?
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Yes, it's in the heart. But, faith without works is dead. And the work we do is by obeying God's commands. From the Book of Hebrews, how did the patriarchs show they had faith? By their works. If we have faith, we will naturally have the works. We have faith that God's commands are real, so we show our faith by following those commands.

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21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Only those that does the will of God shall enter the kingdom of heaven. If we don't do His will, but follow our own, then we are those that practice lawlessness. What is God's will from the beginning? Obedience.
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your thoughts on In Touch ministries by Pastor Charles Stanley. I just discovered his devotional in addition to his YouTube sermons.
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I agree, without grace, there is no salvation. There is also no faith without works. I would think part of "obedience" is obeying the 10 Commandments. Every time someone asked Jesus what they must do to be saved, did Jesus ever only say that they're saved by grace? No, Jesus always tells them some things they must do. And this includes keeping the commandments.

Keeping the Sabbath is actually not a legalistic observance. God rested on the 7th day way before (about 2000 years) the Mosaic regulations and statutes were in place. God blessed the 7th day and made it holy when the world was created. All He wants from us is to remember it and keep it holy.

Did Jesus keep the Sabbath? Yes. Did the Apostles keep the Sabbath? Yes. Why not us?

Did the Bible ever say we just have to keep the Sabbath in our hearts? No. Did the Bible every say we can stop keeping the Sabbath? No. Did the Bible tell us to start going to church on Sundays? No. So, where are all of these ideas coming from? Sometimes, we just take the freedom and liberty of interpreting the Bible a little too far to suit our own needs and desires.

Not all of those tho called out "Lord, Lord" were saved...
all good points to be considered. along with the actual date of Christmas...which actually originated from a pagan holiday called Christ's Mass - where all evil was 'allowed' for a few days. I'd say it's about the heart. The Bible says that that's what He looks at anyway. Simply going to church for me doesn't always do something drastic. I have to desire to receive from Him and worship Him.
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I agree, without grace, there is no salvation. There is also no faith without works. I would think part of "obedience" is obeying the 10 Commandments. Every time someone asked Jesus what they must do to be saved, did Jesus ever only say that they're saved by grace? No, Jesus always tells them some things they must do. And this includes keeping the commandments.

Keeping the Sabbath is actually not a legalistic observance. God rested on the 7th day way before (about 2000 years) the Mosaic regulations and statutes were in place. God blessed the 7th day and made it holy when the world was created. All He wants from us is to remember it and keep it holy.

Did Jesus keep the Sabbath? Yes. Did the Apostles keep the Sabbath? Yes. Why not us?

Did the Bible ever say we just have to keep the Sabbath in our hearts? No. Did the Bible every say we can stop keeping the Sabbath? No. Did the Bible tell us to start going to church on Sundays? No. So, where are all of these ideas coming from? Sometimes, we just take the freedom and liberty of interpreting the Bible a little too far to suit our own needs and desires.

Not all of those tho called out "Lord, Lord" were saved...
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...it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation.
I'm not asking IF, but HOW keeping the sabbath is directly related to salvation. How is the sabbath to be kept? How is it being violated?

The Sabbath Day is Saturday (technically sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). But most Christians keep Sunday as their day of worship. On what day are these people keeping the Sabbath? And how is that different from which day Jesus and the disciples kept the Sabbath?
I'd say it's a heart thing. man looks on the outward appearance/performance/rituals but God looks at the heart. I think the important thing to think about is to focus more on the relationship of knowing Jesus vs an O.T. almost legalistic view. While it is a command to keep the sabbath, obedience is better than sacrifice. Loving one another as Christ loves us is better than church attendance. It is by no means essential nor possible to receive salvation from anything other than Grace, and not by keeping the sabbath.
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Originally posted by lightning80

...it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation.
I'm not asking IF, but HOW keeping the sabbath is directly related to salvation. How is the sabbath to be kept? How is it being violated?

The Sabbath Day is Saturday (technically sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). But most Christians keep Sunday as their day of worship. On what day are these people keeping the Sabbath? And how is that different from which day Jesus and the disciples kept the Sabbath?
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wow. what a quote from Abraham Lincoln. so wise due to remaining in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. I'm reading a book now called ''The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life" by Charles Stanley. Read it, you just might question the validity of your salvation. I know I have.
What has Stanley written that has caused you to "question the validity" of your salvation?
I grew up in church. obeying my parents and for the most part being good. I didn't really understand Jesus as my savior, just a friend. I guess a good friend He was, because the Holy Spirit produced His fruit in my life. However, I went through a period of rebellion. running away from home and questioning God's love for me. years later after coasting through many a church service and even narrating for our Choir twice, I began to grow tired of trying to be good. "For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do good but cannot carry it out." Romans 7:18. I would hear the voice of the Holy Spirit but would easily choose my own will. The book I mentioned has challenged the way I thought of what Jesus has done for me, and now I realize I cannot produce righteousness in and of myself, or any of the other fruit. NOTHING! I thought for a long time I needed Christ in me so I could try harder. close, but so far and frustrating.
Now, thanks to Charles Stanley opening up about his own experience of trying hard. well regimented dose of physical exercise, vitamins, healthy eating, reading the word, being a pastor... I'm learning to depend on Him more. (sorry for the book.) (this is the rough draft, lol.)
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Originally posted by lightning80

...it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation.
I'm not asking IF, but HOW keeping the sabbath is directly related to salvation. How is the sabbath to be kept? How is it being violated?
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sgreen,

go back and look at the passage from Mk 2 that you mentioned. what was Jesus addressing? not about whether the Sabbath needs to kept or not, but HOW the Sabbath should be kept. when the young rich man asked Jesus how he can have eternal life, what was the 1st thing Jesus said? "you know the commandments...". it's clear that keeping the commandments is directly related to salvation. and, the bible has keeping the Sabbath as part of the commandments, does it not? Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath (also in Mk 2), and did he keep the Sabbath? what about the apostles? why do we think some Roman emperor knew better than Jesus and the Apostles and stopped worshiping on the Sabbath a few centuries later? somebody just took the Lord of Sabbath out of the picture...
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^ I don't know what he wrote. But most Christians should question the validity of their salvation because most Christians are not keeping the 10 Commandments. The 4th Commandment would disqualify more than 90% of all Christians.
How does the keeping of the 10 Commandments bear on a person's salvation? Is it not Jesus Christ alone who saves us? Is he not Lord also of the sabbath? Did he not say that the sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath (Mk 2:27)? Jesus criticized the Pharisees for not understanding God's view of the sabbath (Mt 12, Mk 2 & Lk 6). According to Jesus, what is the significance of the sabbath to your salvation?
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^ I don't know what he wrote. But most Christians should question the validity of their salvation because most Christians are not keeping the 10 Commandments. The 4th Commandment would disqualify more than 90% of all Christians.
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wow. what a quote from Abraham Lincoln. so wise due to remaining in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. I'm reading a book now called ''The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life" by Charles Stanley. Read it, you just might question the validity of your salvation. I know I have.
What has Stanley written that has caused you to "question the validity" of your salvation?
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God is good. James 4:10. Jeremiah 29:11-13. He lead me to locate the paperwork I needed to get a waiver to join the Marine Corps. Object acquired!!
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wow. what a quote from Abraham Lincoln. so wise due to remaining in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. I'm reading a book now called ''The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life" by Charles Stanley. Read it, you just might question the validity of your salvation. I know I have.
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"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.  We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity.  We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown.  But we have forgotten God.  We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!" Abraham Lincoln 1863
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I posted about Secret Church last year as well. It's a really neat experience. It's a 6+ hour learning experience from David Platt. Usually there are times of worship interleaved the teaching and usually some sort of cause to support/pray for.

This year there was a security threat so they had to move locations. It's always a powerful time.
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I've seen the Secret Church mentioned on here before, but haven't really looked into it. Were you able to participate? If so, how was it?
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Is anyone going to be apart of the Secret Church Simulcast tonight?
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Happy & Blessed Easter, y'all!
PS: This is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were missing. ~Mitch Hedberg
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He is risen!! God bless everyone.
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Found another verse about light.

John 1:4-5
   In Him was life, and the life was the light of Men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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To expand on that, here's something to think about.

Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and Light)

why salt
- sweat consists of salt: we must work and get dirty and share the Gospel
- salt seasons food: the purpose is to add to food and make it better, like we can do in our society.
- salt preserves: we need to hold back from corruption
why light
- light shines in the darkness
- light actually draws attention to something else: draw others to the face of Jesus
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Romans 10:14-15

"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'"

Remember to be bold in sharing the gospel and be encouraged that regardless the outcome God is still good!
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Originally posted by kegan27r

Just found this forum, gotta say it was encouraging to see and i hope everyone gets encouragement out of this as well.
Welcome and God bless!
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Just found this forum, gotta say it was encouraging to see and i hope everyone gets encouragement out of this as well.
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Has anyone noticed how God himself changes throughout the Bible? The grace he shows becomes more and more evident as time went on. And His power is shown in more and more ways.
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^ I don't think so, you need bitterness, rage and anger to succeed in the USMC.  Did you get your braces removed yet?  I have pliers and am ready to assist.

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ha, you're probably right about that. I can't wait to crush someone with a pugil stick. Rah! yes, the braces are FINALLY off! I do look forward to seeing Jarhead, but I'm thinking about saving F.M.J. for after boot. don't want to get any wrong ideas in my head. for the record, I awoke at 0400 this morning after hitting the rack at 2000. did like 3-400 squats yesterday and will be doing pushups with a goal of 500. I intersperse them with a game of tetris for every set of 5. (squats was a set of 10)
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^ I don't think so, you need bitterness, rage and anger to succeed in the USMC.  Did you get your braces removed yet?  I have pliers and am ready to assist.

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update on my progress in the Celebrate Recovery program. With every experience, I learn more and more about the denial I've lived in for most of my life and the wounds are starting to heal through Jesus Christ, whom I am a firm believer in. The Holy Spirit is showing me how to 'put aside all bitterness, rage, and anger.' a good step to climb before joining the USMC, eh?
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well said, er, quoted Sgreen.
so I've been on a roller coaster for a while now. attending a group called celebrate recovery for Co-Dependency. great meetings. the more I learn about my hurts, habits, and hang-ups, the more I realize my need for and acceptance of what Jesus did for me.
my life started spinning out of control. loosing sanity, peace, and joy as I continued to pursue what I thought I needed, right now - the United States Marine Corps.
I still feel God will allow me to join eventually, but after the completion of the Celebrate Recovery program. struggling now to just accept the love God has for me, and walk in His peace, thanking Him for every second of every day. #SerenityPrayer
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Stephen Hawking: "Religion is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." To which John Lennox replied, "Atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the light." Smile
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  Quote Software_Lax20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2015 at 9:25am
My wife and I were having a similar discussion yesterday. She is struggling with our church because her friends at the church don't show much resemblance of Christ. They go to the services, help out at satellite churches, go on mission trips; but they don't treat her or other members with such kindness, compassion, selflessness, etc.

It's sad to see how someone who already believes is unhappy with being around leaders of the church so how are those that are trying or wanting to believe supposed to react.

The even sadder part is that this is probably common in more churches than one would think.
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Originally posted by Software_Lax20

Sorry humblerooster. The second quote should go to your credit. My apologies.


I was reading how people break up into two groups. The greedy and the generous. That's who people are in the core and their actions show it.
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Sorry humblerooster. The second quote should go to your credit. My apologies.
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Just look at our politics and our legal system, for two examples.

Originally posted by ??


Seems like people don't care for one another as much. Everything is becoming so competitive that people are more worried about themselves instead of caring and serving others.


And this is nothing new. The Bible gives many examples of how selfishness is abundant in society. And not just to those in power but the "average Joe" as well. Many say that selfishness is the root of sin (and by 'root' I don't mean the origin of sin).
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