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I was thinking for a while before now what is Satans best strength? What he has over us and the world that it is so difficult some time to be our best for God?
Have you noticed how much we can talk about? I go to the market and a lot of people are there and they talk about everything. Celebrities, movies, technology, politics, vehicles, food, party, friends, gossip, drama, clothes, if it is a thing someone is talking about it! I went to a church and the pastor talked about football and his new vehicle. At work we talk more about everything that is not work! On social media we talk about a recent trends and and their dogs and how they stubbed a toe while cooking breakfast.
We talk much about such little.
Where is God in our mind??
This is a serious question although the answer sounds like a "duh! Of course not!" But let me explain If it wasnt for sin I never would have met my wife back in 2014 (curiously 3-4 months after I had accepted Christ). I never would have made so many friendships including Christian ones. I literally have over 20 active online friends that I talk to regularly and I continue to meet new friends each day. Thanks to God I will NEVER be alone EVER again!
God used sin to help me forgive my dad who used me as his punching and verbal abusing punching bag for over 95% of my life. That sin also eventually lead me to Christ.
So why can't Gods ultimate plan for my life Include sinning against him? If hes included sin into all of my hopes, dreams,...
Genesis chapter 4.
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if...
.....is the title of this quoted article that I'd like to discuss in this thread. An excerpt and the link follows:
From article by Vladimir Moss (it's long, but I can't see anything that can be left out):
In the fullness of time, in accordance with the plan that He had indicated to Adam and Eve immediately after the Fall, and in accordance with the sayings of the Old Testament prophets, God, the Creator of the universe, became a man in the womb of the Holy Virgin Mary. Having lived a life of perfect virtue, He offered a perfect Sacrifice for the sins of all mankind on the Cross, died, and descended into hades, destroying the power of the devil and leading all the dead who believed in Him into Paradise. Then, on the third day, He rose...
When I started college, I was a disgruntled 18 year-old who was unhappy that I wasn't in the US Army where I belonged. My mother was a college professor who had free tuition benefits for her kids. My dad, a former US Marine, said the only thing being a paratrooper would get me was 3 hots, a cot, and a broken ankle. My parents convinced me to go to college and then I could become an officer. So, there I was as a psychology major because the green berets were also a unit that employed psychological warfare.
My first philosophy class dealt with Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Wow! I loved philosophy. I loved history of the ancient world. Growing up in a Christian home, I also loved religious studies classes. I was a Protestant so it was...
So ive been thinking abut this and im a bit confused. God put the 10 commandments in place billions of years ago which lead up to todays generation. When jesus came around, he said,"I have not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it" And one prophecy concerning the sabbath (wrking on sunday? idk) says in amos, "When will the new moon be over that we may sell grain, and the sabbath be ended..." Amos 8:5 and then the lord answers in verse 9. When jesus is asked by a rich man about which commandments to follow he replies with, "you shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, steal, give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 19:18) And in Colossians, it appears that the...
Epistemology And You! A Quiz
Epistemology And You!
Not sure that I agree with the results but this was what I got: Post-Positivist
"Post-positivism is a wholesale rejection of the central tenets of positivism. A post-positivist might begin by recognizing that the way scientists think and work and the way we think in our everyday life are not distinctly different. Scientific reasoning and common sense reasoning are essentially the same process. There is no difference in kind between the two, only a difference in degree. Scientists, for example, follow specific procedures to assure that observations are verifiable, accurate and consistent. In everyday reasoning, we don't always proceed so carefully (although, if you think about it, when...
why do so many people believe we are on the narrow path?
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and
Many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and
Few there be that find it.
I've heard it said that Jesus would have been around two years old when the Magi came to visit and give their gifts. The most clear recollection I have of hearing this is from a Jehovah's witness. It seems a stretch when I read the passage he referenced:
Does that interpretation sound even close to honest and reasonable to you?
He got the two years from the age of the infants that Herod ordered his soldiers to kill.