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Featured Why did God save me from death only so I can suffer?

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by Tony Ramirez, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Sistrin

    Sistrin We are such stuff as dreams are made on... Supporter

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    Just my thought, but perhaps so that when all of this is over, you can help the church rebuild. Lord knows the Church will need it.
     
  2. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    This is an opportunity to get into God's Word and to study it. Get to know God more by making the Word of God a part of your life. We should be able to be content in any bad situation because the Lord lives in us. This life is not about pleasing ourselves alone, but it is about loving God and loving others. It starts with God's Word (the Holy Scriptures). Once, we make His Word more a part of our life and focus, the more we align with the Lord and in abiding Him. It is only GOD and experiencing Him that will make you happy ultimately. You can have all the friends in the world, and be in the most awesome park, but if one does not know GOD and the joy that He brings, then one will be unhappy deep down. Life will always be about seeking out the next happy experience instead of seeking GOD and His love and good ways for our life. So this pandemic is actually a good thing for you and many who make Christianity into a social club. True Christianity is about knowing God and experiencing His love and sharing that love with others.
     
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  3. Blade

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    Every believer could ask the same question. To think your life does not add up to much. You have no clue how many lives you have changed and helped. <----that is truth and from God..

    This is a fallen world so we all have to deal with all kind of pain and sufferings. Looking back God chooses to put you here in this time. Most wanted to be alive during this time. Some would say... they could not have been able to handle it so GOD put you here because you can.

    So if your born again then YOU CAN do all things through Jesus Christ. There is nothing impossible for you because CHRIST is in you. Isa 53:5.. 1st Peter 2:24. You have the mind of Christ.. you have the peace of God you have the armor of God you are strong in the power of His might. But we must put Him first.. if we lead He will not say anything. Have faith.. believe what He said in His word to YOU He will do it.

    Satan is a lair. Now from your heart.. ask HIM to show you why your here. Why HE wants you hear. There are things only YOU can do! The countless angels and others rejoiced the day He found you.
     
  4. Salvadore

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    Pornography is so harmful. I talked with my son about it. It is an addiction and if you keep watching porn you may not be able to have sex at all. It takes 2 years to help someone who has lost the ability to have sex. Not to mention it is a waste of time and it is a sin.
     
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  5. Tony Ramirez

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    Actually seeing woman use to turn me off now it's a turn on after I got hooked in April. Also that British adult site is mostly stripping there is no sex on there. Although I do watch woman sex but not as much now.

    It's hard to break when your single, lonely and depressed and when friends who are happily married try to give you advice it seems useless as they are not going through it.
     
  6. Psalm 27

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    You’ve learned that telling the truth has its consequences Tony. Please don’t let it stop you. Most of us have been where you’re at, at some point in our lives. People just don’t like to admit to it, and self-righteousness comes easier.

    Jesus talked about this in Luke 18:11...

    I will pray for your deliverance from this, as it rots the soul. I was delivered from it and now it repulses me. When The Lord delivers you, you will be free indeed, and will be able to do nothing else but praise Him for His deliverance. The Lord bless you.
     
  7. Neogaia777

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    Well, are you even the least bit bothered by it (the porn) (or women sex, as you put it, etc)...?

    Cause you just don't seem to be, so do you even want to stop, etc...?

    Or are you just really depressed right now, or "what" exactly, etc...?

    And by the way, being attracted by "women sex", etc, for a man or male is perfectly normal and natural, etc, but porn can get pretty twisted and dirty it or pollute it sometimes, etc, and you don't want to go or fall too deep into that hole or pit, etc...

    Would like to help, but perhaps you can tell us just "how we can do that" maybe, etc...?

    God Bless!
     
  8. Neogaia777

    Neogaia777 Disciple Supporter

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    And to the rest of you, what if he's not at all bothered by it, etc...?

    In his situation or circumstance, and if he's not bothered by it at all, and it's not too perverse, etc, and he hasn't fell to deep into that pit, etc, or gone beyond, or way beyond, what is only normal and natural for a male, etc, is it still wrong, etc...?

    Or "what", etc...?

    God Bless!
     
  9. Hermit76

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  10. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    Just about to go out for a walk that the Christian girl from life group text me asking if we want to talk. We talked for about 20 minutes. I felt better that I had a friend to talk too. A sign from God that people care for me.

    Then when I was out just now two Jewish man asked me if I was Jewish I said I am Christian and thru said have a good day. I guess another sign from God.
     
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  11. Bruce Leiter

    Bruce Leiter A sinner saved by God's astounding grace and love

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    God has some purpose for your life. Pray persistently for God's guidance, and he will give you a sense of his will, which will never contradict the Bible, which lust does.
     
  12. Psalm 27

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    Praying for you;

    I look forward to seeing you testify, “I’m not on this list anymore!”

    1 Corinthians 6
    9 do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,
    10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

    Im still on it. Will let you know when I’m free at last.
     
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  13. JohnT

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    That you went on a walking / talking date with a girl is also a sign that you must be functioning at the high end of the autistic spectrum. That is good because you have social skills others with autism lack, and that she finds you interesting. That is another good thing.

    Personally, I recommend removing the "Asperger's" from your profile as it tends to alienate others not familiar with your situation. Your disability does not define you nor limit you. Only you can limit yourself.
     
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  14. Grumman Tomcat

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    ADMIN HAT ON
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    As per the SoP of this forum please address the person who started the thread.
    Also posts that chastise are not permitted. Be kind when giving advice.

    ADMIN HAT OFF
     
  15. NBB

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    You should through prayer try to stop porn man, that stuff separates us from God.
    I am not perfect at all, just wanted to remind you, we are better without it.
    Sexual sin don't let us have communion with God, we need to get rid of it.
     
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  17. Josephus

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    G-d had mercy on you during the accident. All suffering is a correction of our souls. 1 hour of suffering in this world is equal to untold eons of suffering (embarrassment) in the world to come. God had mercy on you in that what you are suffering for now is what the Heavenly court decided you would have had to endure as even greater suffering if you had died. Be thankful for the amazing grace gift of your worldly suffering - a gift given to you by the King himself who knows you are destined to grow even more spiritually and thus be prepared to receive even more of His blessings and honor in the world to come as a result.

    If ever you complain against the suffering, you miss the point and could even render its work meaningless, thus bringing about further or worse suffering.

    You can help mitigate or even quickly end the suffering you face if you make a sincere effort to find what sin in your life requires G-d to send you a wake up call via suffering, or accident. If you repent and turn to Him, then there will be no need for any further suffering.

    I hope this helps answer your most excellent question.
     
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  18. JohnT

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    I urge you to do a web search on "Celebrate Recovery your zip code" CR is not just for the chemically dependent; it is for those who know that their Christian testimony is being hampered by things not pleasing to God.

    Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered 12 step recovery program that goes further and deeper than traditional AA-type meetings. That is not putting AA down but demonstrating the different approach to healing each have, because it openly acknowledges that ONLY Jesus Christ is the "Higher Power"

    The program begins with a full hour of worship, including testimonies and songs. Then that is followed by an hour-long, gender specific break out group that is centered on a central topic. This is highly structured and the staff are well-trained. Our church will roll out CR on October 1, and we began training in March.

    Churches using CR cannot advertise on the CR web site until they have been operating according to its rules for at least 6 months.

    BTW if a church mixes genders in a break out session (worship is excluded) it automatically loses its accreditation as a CR ministry
     
  19. Johan_1988

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    Hi, it seems to me that you are succumbing to a spirit of depression. I know of someone personally whom has committed suicide due to isolation. You must rebuke that spirit. It's making it's rounds these day's. I know since I have been in that position a long time ago. The pornography is only a result of you seeking comfort and reprieve from your depression. Rebuke those evil spirits of depression and pornography in the name of Jesus Christ continually with your confession of sins. Only Jesus Christ can comfort you and heal you.

    My prayer for you: I rebuke the every spirit of depression, suicide and pornography in the name of Jesus Christ and pray that you will be comforted,healed and the stored by the power of the Holy Spirit, In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
     
  20. Marumorose

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    Have you ever thought that maybe he saved you because He knew that you will not make it to Heaven but you will end in Hell?
    God is good and perfect. Do not blame God for your problems because he is not responsible for them. We are the causes of our own problems. You relied on a Church to keep you in touch with God. My advice to you is to ask God for forginess and to have mercy on you and to help you keep your faith strong.

    Mark 10:18 "And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone."

    Psalm 145:9
    "The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works."

    Psalm 31:19–20
    "How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men! You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues."
     
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