Also from Time magazine, and more fun (and more practical to read
Belinda Luscombe wrote: And how do you make a soul mate? Practice, practice, practice. Pillemer observed that long-married couples he interviewed always acted as if divorce was not an option. â€śPeople really had the mind-set they wanted to stay married,â€ť he says. They regarded their partnership as less like buying a new car and more like learning to drive. â€śMarriage is like a discipline,â€ť he says. â€śA discipline is not reaching one happy endpoint.â€ť
"Lack of common sense,' 'logic' or a 'lack of evidence'" let's iron this one out.
"Lack of common sense"
If Evolution is true, (Cosmic, Chemical, Stellar, Organic, Macro evolution) there is no such thing as common sense, what is it? Who determines it? Hitler? Stalin? Marx? It was common sense to Hitler that Jews weren't humans, so it's not murder if you kill one, it's like killing a pig according to his common sense.
"Logic" If you believe you came from a rock about 4.6 billion years ago, I admire your faith, but that's just stupid, you'd that's illogical.
"Lack of evidence" I think the best evidence of a Creator, is creation, but people choose to worship the creation, hug trees and be vegans, by the way, have you noticed that all vegan food looks like meat? I'll have vegan hamburger. How does that make sense?
The evidence is overwhelming, but they hate God, so they get rid of Him, "good without God" is possible once you redefine good, humanly speaking, you can say, adultery, fornication, pornography is good, therefore being "good without God" but good would then be objective.
What's good for you may not be good for me and vis versa, I could define good as killing blacks, saying racism is good, and the KKK is a great club, who are you to tell me otherwise? It's
I don't which is more sad, that people think they are a transgender, or that scientist actually did a study to see if transgenderism is even real. Common sense tells you there's no such thing as a transgender.
It is interesting to note that the Bible teaches that there are no such things as atheists or agnostics, they don't exist, they know intuitively that God exists.
The reason they run from it is because of the, Thou shalt not and Thus saith the Lord, they don't like that, they want to be like God, they are like their father the Devil, the Devil wants to be like the Most High and so do the unsaved, God eventually gives them over, it's a sad thing if God decides to just give up on you, then they become vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart is darkened.
I just watched Kent Hovind (great debater, he's a creationist) vs Michael Shermer (head of skeptic magazine) I recommend that for anyone to watch. You can download it from his website 2Peter3.com for 3$ or watch it on YouTube just put Kent Hovind Debate Michael Shermer
James from what I see the Word of God has either the power to convict a sinner unto damnation by the law and it also has the power to smooth or cleanse. The stones where used to be a shadow of the spiritual, but the Jews quickly looked to the creation instead of the creator. The word is the Power of God unto salvation or condemnation. To lift up or bring down. To shape all as he pleases. To show mercy and grace or to judge. There is verses where strongholds are built up and brought down by the word with stones.The law was written in tablets of stone whereas Grace through Faith was written in the stony hearts of man.
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
1 Peter 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
Did I get any of it right? Harder to put into words. Thanks James.
Hey Lurker yeah I am winding down with J4 I no longer have the patience in hope of helping him out any more. Like your comment brother I agree 100%
penned writes: Mwa, so glad that the Lord has healed you. It is sobering to see the second generation and then third brought into it, Satan gets his foothold, but praise be to God that we have redemption and new life in Him. I was curious if you were in the states or in another country when all of this happened? Thanks
am about to blow my cover for u . Thats ok because I live in a beautiful small island in between the Philippine sea and the North Pacific ocean called "Guam". It is a territory of the U. S. we r day ahead of u guys. N it's where America's day begins. I thank God for peaceful, slow pace tropical Island life. Guam is like a scaled down Florida living. My geography is a bit off. am no where near the Indian ocean. Sorry about that.
First covenant: Duet 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
New covenant: Deut 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart...
What does a circumcised heart do?
... love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
Loves God that it may live. By what means?
Gal 3:11 The just shall live by faith.
One doesn't need a doctorate in divinity to connect the dots. Faith loves and believes God...... one and the same.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
What are His commandments?
1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
This is the result of a heart circumcised by God by means of grace:
1 Tim 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus..
Faith and love fulfills both commandments and is the righteousness of Jesus Christ written on our hearts.
Kev, I'd encourage you to wind up your discussion with J4J. His assurance is in his freewill decision and as long as God leaves him in that darkened state there is nothing you can do to change it. His heart hasn't been circumcised yet.
Spot on from ladybug None are righteous, no not one. Every New Testament book goes into detail about this very subject. Unless one is regenerated, by the Will of who? God, then one is Hell bound. Lest it be a works, of man! What does Paul say about that? Should any man boast? Regenerated, sanctified then glorified, through Jesus the Christ, the Holy Spirit and God the FATHER in Heaven. This needs be the centre of our blessed hope, because it is truly our blessed hope. God bless.