"Adam Lewis Greene is on a mission to provide a ‚Äúfresh alternative to reading ‚Ä¶ biblical literature...: If he really wanted a fresh approach, he might consider picking up one of those ubiquitously dense Bibles (KJV), receive what it offers and then make another attempt at reading it with the Holy Spirit...would make for all of the difference possible and would be in the freshest approach as well.
Pursuit of Truth, So...Peer, who is a supporter of the British Humorist, I mean, Humanist Association and who professes to be a "free thinker" would like to restrict others from the choice of being a Christian? Anyone see the irony here? Does this guy or any other so-called "free thinker" truly have any credibility?
Nicely put,Christopher as was it with Mike. God isn't a killjoy and He cares so much for us. Christopher, you may be the only Christian that your wife will know. No matter what the outcome, if you abide in Christ, you can be sure that the benefits of staying will always outweigh the consequences of leaving. Of course, we don't obey God for the reward but because we love Him. We'll never know what may have happened if we lose heart and run. Keep persevering!
Francis, the talking "pope" (hoggardism) stated: "Clerics must also apply ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs. ..." If only he would try out the blueprint in the real Bible. Then they wouldn't need "relevant, new" methods. It's really so simplistic: Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
Nice observation,Christopher.One need only to delineate those who are "intelligent/knowledgeable" from those who are truly wise. Knowledge without proper application (wisdom) is foolishness...as the Bible states. When you see those who profess to be wise rejecting Christ, then you just have another affirmation that what the Bible says is true.
If as the Pope says: "If ‚Äď for example ‚Äď tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here ... Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them ... And one says, 'But I want to be baptized!' What would happen?" the Roman Catholic Church leader theorized during a speech focused on the question "Who are we to close the doors to the Holy Spirit?"
I might say that if aliens would come to the catholic church to be baptized, then we would have something more dire to be concerned about than extraterrestrial life forms. lol
Proper perspective is key in these misunderstandings. First, Dolores, very gracious words to Mr. Hranek. And to Jay Jay's credit, he did apologize for speaking hastily out of "agitation". None of us are exempt. Let's try to give Jay Jay the benefit of the doubt and answer his concerns without assuming the motive behind it. Sometimes when someone is merely addressing a topic, others can readily take it out of context. There but for the grace of God...we all have a tendency to draw conclusions without having all of the facts.
Christopher, I can certainly empathize with you. I think that you would be very surprised to know what really goes on even amongst the strongest Christian couples regardless of what's on the surface.You do recognize that you shouldn't have married someone who was not a Christian. Of course, God is very clear that we should not be unequally yoked. However, as you stated, the deal is done. God's view of marriage is not the same as the world's. What is most important to God is not our happiness but His conforming us to His Son. If we are obedient and focus on Him, He is very gracious to fill in the gap...really! I realize that living in this culture makes it all the more difficult on married couples...which is why we, all the more, need to put aside anything which would cause us to stumble. Please remember that we walk by faith and not by sight (easier said than done, I will attest). Of course, it will appear that your wife will never change...and she may not but God is trustworthy and if you persevere, you will, ultimately, be better for it and save yourself any regrets that you might incur by "bailing out". If your wife is a RC, she is unlikely saved...but weren't we all prior to Salvation? There is hope! God bless you and yours!
I guess some have one's back to defend and some have others' backs to feel for the soft spot. In either case, one needs no defense if they align with their Defender. And is "pi.sed" an appropriate word for a Christian to use?
Conn contends that he has no ‚Äúparticular objection to like-minded adherents of one or another religion banding together, calling their association a college, and charging students for the privilege of having their religious beliefs affirmed.‚ÄĚ So...he has a double standard? As SECULAR institutions are "like-minded adherents banding together, calling their association a college, and charging students to have their beliefs affirmed."
I wish you well Christopher and others. You may want to consider that words are cheap and the grass may appear to be greener on the other side. God has placed you where you are for a reason. Sometimes it's the trials that change us and, ultimately, fulfill God's will for us. We learn lessons in them that God knows we would not learn any other way. Hopefully, we are receptive to that. Stay close to the Lord and your actions will speak volumes more than could your words alone to your wife.