The greatest miracle of the Incarnation is not that God visited us‚ÄĒas Creator, he has every right to enter his creation. All through the Hebrew Bible, we find God intervening in the affairs of our planet.
The greatest miracle of the Incarnation is that this Creator chose to come to us as a baby. The One who holds the universe in the palm of his hand (Isa. 40:12) reduced his omnipotence into a miniscule fetus and was born as a helpless baby. Hands that held the universe were sheltered in a mother's arms. Christmas shows us what God thinks of babies.
As I write, our nation is grieving the horrific deaths of 10 children in a freak storm in Oklahoma. Seven were pulled from the wreckage of an elementary school. Watching the news coverage of the tornado, many of us are asking faith's hardest questions: Why did God allow such a tragedy? Why didn't he prevent it, or at least shelter these innocent,...
Margaret Elward wrote: All people, including children, whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life, will enter in Heaven. God is ultimately in control. Two of my children have died, and this gives me much comfort.
Sister, it is good to read others like yourself who have come to believe the selfsame thing as myself.
It will no doubt be very sad for you, and yet God is good. Blessed be the name of the Lord, whatever transpires. This can only be said genuinely, in the Spirit. For our flesh will always be rebellious. God bless your heart and increase his love in you.
Christopher, in the lady's defense, we ARE conceived in sin and born in sin (Psl 51:5). When your six month old looks at you and screams when you take a toy, we recognize it as normal behavior and have to teach them, in loving kindness, the correct way to behave.
If we are to bring our children up in "the fear and admonition of The Lord" (Deut 6:7) shouldn't we bear in mind a truthful understanding of their nature? Otherwise we are treating the symptoms and not the illness. Recognizing who your children are (read through Proverbs and Psalms to find out what our nature by birth is) is the most loving thing a parent can do! Then you can prayerfully and lovingly instruct them. When they display foolish childish behavior, you can know where to correct; it's the only way to reap that harvest of righteousness (Heb 12:11). I don't believe this lady was in any way being demonstrative towards her children; rather she recognizes their need for God; she can always point them to Him, no psychobabble necessary!
That's just my take on where she was coming from I think...!
Jim Lincoln wrote: Why John Y., you must have read my pastor's, What is the Destiny of Babies Who Die? Remember the satanic Popes want to infants into Limbo, Benny #16 attempts to put limbo into limbo, and still didn't quite do it. John Y., you can tell us if Catholics can purchase children out of Limbo? Can they pray for the dead? Can they put a brown scapular on the infant's body and make sure he gets out of Limbo?
Since Limbo does not exist then the answer to your questions is no.
Remember the satanic Popes want to infants into Limbo, Benny #16 attempts to put limbo into limbo, and still didn't quite do it. John Y., you can tell us if Catholics can purchase children out of Limbo? Can they pray for the dead? Can they put a brown scapular on the infant's body and make sure he gets out of Limbo?
I'm convinced solely because of the 4 or so verses that some of us discussed in another thread recently. True or not, spiritually, I would never look at my children and consider how wicked and depraved they are whenever I lay my eyes on them as one lady said. I still think about that when I'm reminded and remember thinking that it sounded as if she hated her kids.