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I've been having sleep paralysis for the past couple nights. I'm exhausted, and no matter what I do, it keeps happening
It's terrifying and I'm afraid to go to sleep because it happens every time. I fall asleep, and then I "wake up" in a paralyzed state. I can't move my arms or legs, and I'm trying to scream, but nothing's coming out. After what feels like 10 minutes of desperately trying to move, I eventually wake up. I haven't slept one second in 2 nights. Every time I feel myself drifting off to sleep, I enter sleep paralysis again. I can feel myself "falling" into sleep, and then I can feel my body shutting down, but not my mind. And then suddenly, I can't move.
I've tried praying and calling out Jesus' name but nothing really...
This is primarily a question about mastering the ability to forgive others whom you have online interactions with, although it could naturally also apply to personal relationships as well if that's something anyone would also like to discuss.
But where are you in your ability to forgive those who offend you online, especially other brothers and sisters in Christ who instead of acting brotherly are openly rude and insulting to you? But please note, I am NOT asking have you mastered the ability to not become angry with those who offend you. Quite the opposite. I am asking have you mastered the ability to forgive others when they did offend or anger you.
If you have developed ways and systems of mastering this, please describe the...
In my last thread, because of comments by some others, I was accused of believing in Universal Salvation. As I understand the term, I categorically do not believe that everyone will be saved regardless of their response to Christ. I believe that Christ died for all mankind, taking the sins of all the world upon himself, but we still have to accept or reject that gift by believing the Gospel.
However, to be honest, I have never really researched what people believe who declare Universal Salvation. So I am inviting all those who believe it to show me why you believe it.
I am not setting this up as a bait to convince you otherwise. But I will honestly disagree or agree depending on what is said. Please let me know why you believe in...
I am 2 weeks into NC with my ex GF of 4.5 years (ouch) but im confused about one thing
1. the final stage of moving on is learning and accepting that your partner has moved on
2. No contact prevents you from knowing if they have moved on
so does that not mean that if I stay in NC I wont be able to recieve that final closure?
The Bible doesn't say, "thou shalt not lie with womankind as one lies with mankind." But do you think it's sinful? Are there limits to what kinds of consenting sexual activity are permitted within a marriage, particularly a husband laying with his wife as one would lay with a man?
I will just get to the point: Is Purgatory real? Didn't Christ already pay for our sins (taking the punishment for us) when He died in the Cross? Aren't we covered in the blood of the lamb? This life on Earth is a waiting place for us; why go to another waiting place? Aren't we made clean by accepting His death?
Why did Jesus tell his disciples they wouldn't finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes? (Mt. 10:23) Is it true they lived to see the coming of the son of man?
One of the mysteries of the Christian life is why God didn’t destroy Satan immediately after Satan sinned. We know that God will one day defeat Satan by throwing him into the Lake of Fire where he will be tortured day and night forever (Revelation 20:10), but sometimes we wonder why God has not destroyed Satan already. Perhaps we will never know God’s exact reasoning, but we do know certain things about His nature.
First, we know God is absolutely sovereign over all creation, and this includes Satan. Certainly, Satan and his demons wreak havoc in the world, but they are only allowed a certain amount of freedom. We also know that God has planned everything from the beginning of time to the end. Nothing can thwart His plans, and things...
It seems that people who participate on this forum have strong opinions about eschatology. I am surprised more of you have not figured out these basic dates so that they fit with your eschatological view...
When was Jesus born?
Yahchristian: Fall of 5 BC
keras: 5 BC
When was Jesus baptized?
Yahchristian: Fall of 26 AD
keras: Mid 29 AD
When was Jesus crucified?
Yahchristian: Spring of 30 AD
keras: April 3, 33 AD
When was the start of the first 69 weeks?
Yahchristian: Fall of 458 BC
When was the end of the first 69 weeks?
Yahchristian: Fall of 26 AD
P.S. According to my dates, the first 69 weeks lasted 483 years (69 * 7), and Jesus was 30 when he was baptized and 33 1/2 when he was crucified.
What I mean is, in your experience, are Christians that are really surrendered to Christ generally middle-aged and older
The reason I ask is because I found Christ 5 years ago in my early 20's and I get really concerned about my progress in righteousness and surrendering to God. I was in college at the time and I happened to make a close group of Christian friends and we were all on fire for Jesus, and they were all very mature spiritually while I was still dabbling in and out of my sin and not fully participating in our house church and social events... they knew I loved God greatly and respected me for it but at the same time I was double-minded. They ended up ''evicting'' me out of our house because I brought alcohol into the house,...