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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by th1bill, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Do you know how to do a spiritual Inventory? There are clues through-out the scriptures but today I'll just concentrate on Psa. 46:10"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

    This week we have seen a twenty ton or better stone impact the Earth in the USSR, killing a reported 1200 and injuring many more. Add to that the further near miss, a rock better than three football fields in size and folks are going crazy... I'm not!

    Rocks, boulders and mountains have been zooming out of Space for the last Six Thousand Years and God has known where every single one of them would and where, in the future, they will fall. He knew six thousand years ago that the smaller of the two, this week, would crash into Russia and He knew the three football fielder would fly between the path of some of our Satellites and the Earth, scaring the people.

    How much faith do you have in God? The answer to this question is a very good point to begin your personal inventory. Joh 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." I can not be killed! Any nut with a Baseball Bat can kill this carcase but I am not just a body! At the age of sixty-eight, my body, afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis is about to kick me out!
    What? That's right, my Carcase is soon not to be the container for Me, the Spiritual me.

    Look at the first section of verse 36, you and I are eternal! The issue is where will you, and I, spend Eternity? There are two, and only two, conditions. There is the Default Condition, Eternal Death and there is the Alternative, Eternal Life. Sounds crazy? I thought it was until I began to explore the Christian God thing, back in the mid-sixties. When I, earnestly, reached out to Him, He answered me... He still answers me, forty-seven years later.

    So, are you indwelt by and with the Holy Spirit of God or do you, just, play Church? Is church a building to you? Or is church your Church Family? If you are Saved from the Eternal Death, are you quenching the Holy Spirit or does He guide you through everything you do, every moment of every day? Read Jeremiah 29:11-13 and remember it.

    God bless.
  2. Hi Bill! I couldn't find this on the net when I looked it up. Could you (or someone else) direct me to a site? TY!
  3. Bill, bless you heart. I am so sorry to hear you are battling with MS. I definitely agree that most are just playing church as you mentioned. Too many "Christians" go to Sunday service, feel wonderful and close to God during that time, only to leave and take up worldly things. Maybe they'll head to the bar after and have a few too many, or go home with their live in girlfriend and bed her, or scream and curse at the driver that cuts them off. Who knows. We all live in sin, but some "Christians" sin knowingly or far more than others and yet supposedly walk with the Lord. This gives us a bad name and why non Christians call us hypocrites a lot of the time.

    I am an avid Yelper (www.Yelp.com) and I found a fellow Elite, like myself, who says he leads worship at a local church in my city. I was excited but immediately when I saw the picture he posted, I just got this weird feeling...like something wasn't matching up with him leading worship and eluding to God a little bit on his profile. I then was involved in one of their chat sessions and here is how the conversation went down:

    His friend wrote: "It kinda blows my mind that our goofball, too-tight CK underwear wearing, whapanese leads worship. I picture him doing air guitar after leading each prayer."
    Then he said to me: "... we know him just a wee bit differently after this past year.
    We don't judge, but we do find hilarity in the outlandish contrasts.
    places (His name) outside the yelp litter box."

    Anyhow, the thread continued and the worship leader's words just didn't seem as that of a true Christian. At least not consistently. He was complaining about the church and said:

    “The church has turned into a gimmick. I don't understand how to reconcile taking a several-thousand-year-old-doctrine and putting it into skinny jeans and smoke machines. Judge others? Psh, please. That's the M-F-in' kettle calling the kettle black.

    Bah. This isn't the appropriate outlet for venting my cynical view of "the church."

    OK, so maybe this is somewhat true, but it's not the best way to be putting it to those who are already calling him out on his Christianity and discussing how Christians are hypocrits. We need to call ourselves Christians and BE Christians! I am tired of getting excited when meeting a “Christian” only to find out they go to bars every weekend, have a live-in boyfriend, curse like a sailor, lie, cheat, or what have you. Honestly, sometimes it makes me question things. More so it makes me sad.
  4. The articles I watched were on FNC, the Fox News Channel, and I also have has an issue with the National Media Sources about their lack of coverage on this and a great many other events. The FNC report aired a cell phone video so it is possible that it might be found on You Tube, I believe that is where they said they found it.
  5. My Pastor, my missionary friends and I all try to teach people to forgive and to read their Bibles, that they might model their lives after Jesus but over and over, all of us, bump our heads on pretenders, such as the one you illustrate here. My wife is also a teacher and this is her largest issue also.
  6. How do you remain faithful and steadfast?
  7. That is a very complex, simple, matter. Everything we, humans, posses is a gift from God, our Creator, including faith. So it is that what we, the creation, do with the gift. You see, everything in our lives requires a decision, either before or, and, after the event.

    A much disliked example is the computer. Being a builder of computers and having been involved, in the past, with the writing and debugging oif software, I can assure you that the human brain is, very much, like the computer. If it is assembled properly, as is the human brain, what comes out of it depends on what is fed into it.

    Personally, I am friends with Missionaries, stationed, in Central America, Africa and Europe. Here in the US I am friends with a number of Christian Pastors, Teachers and preachers. All of my Lost Friends know that I am a Christian Fanatic because I reference what God has to say or what Jesus would do about this or that. Folks are afraid of the title Christian Fanatic because of the realignment of the term fanatic by the World Press. But that is because of the information they allow to be fed into their heads without referencing it to what the Word of God has to say on the matter... any matter.

    God has called each of us to devote our lives to Him... all of out lives, not just Sunday Mornings.

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