Just as in everyday life, just as everyday on this board, if you really believe in the inward parts that you are/were the perpetrator against God and not the other way around, you would be honest always that you are not the victim. That is true for all.
If they claimed that our Lord had a demon what will they say about you?
If all would just reflect before submitting a comment... I am guilty of this in times past. I claim no side of the issue except for Messiah.
We are all products of our upbringing and environment, so I can understand that you feel a certain way about this subject. I have no idea what it's like to grow up in Greece. Here in the USA we have a choice. And praise the Lord that we do. An education for a child is essentially the forming of the child's mind. To think certain ways. To value what the teacher teaches. It stays with you for life.
Now... if I dont believe in evolution(as an example). I have a choice to do the teaching for my child, instead of a state paid teacher. This is just one example of course.
As a man who went through the state schools, I can attest to the power of the experience over the mind. Peer pressure is also very powerful in that setting. But, here we have a choice. And I tell you the truth that my children are smarter now than I ever was in state school. Hope this helps you understand. God bless
From what it sounds like, the Lord is separating you from the world. Count it all joy my brother. Always remember this about the Lord who preceded you- Isiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. So it's no surprise that his saints would experience the same as him. For we are being conformed into his image unto sanctification daily as we walked with him. I'll tell you what, I'd rather have this than all the "friends" in the world. One things for sure when you experience the new birth... not many others have. And it's heartbreaking when you don't find hardly anyone else with the same joy. But it taught me not to find comfort in the flesh of others.
Jim, I'd say that your taking these verses out of context, but I think you know better. These are the words of a heartbroken Samuel giving them the words of our Lord, who's kingship was being rejected by his people in favor of a man.
Hello Chris Thanks for the laughs. As you may recall, I responded to observers claim that you were going to bring out the "flat earthers". All kidding aside, here is what I "believe"- -to believe, is to have faith in something. -I believe in the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ his son. Who presented himself blameless, a perfect sacrifice unto the Father according to his will. To gather together his children to himself for all time and eternity. Praise his name! -I believe his word, as laid out in his holy bible. -that the earth was created before the sun and moon. - that the stars in heaven were created for signs and seasons for those dwelling on the earth.
Here is what I don't "believe"-
- what the world teaches me according to "Higher Learning". - that the earth is an almost insignificant speck that was formed randomly according to and dependant upon the sun coming first. Which is contrary to his word. And many other things which I don't have the time or space to share at this time.
If we believe in sola scriptura, could we believe something contrary to his word according to what the world teaches? I've never been up there. So who do I "believe"?
I believe in the word of God.
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