Posts tagged with "discovery"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:20:01 AM
Religion and spirituality were always meant to be personal and individual.
There is nothing that says you CANNOT defend and protect yourself.
You need to read the Bible for yourself, and get a right understanding.
DO NOT use the Bible to justify your questionable actions. You repent, change your attitude, and submit to His Word.
If you can’t find it in the Bible, it’s not worth discussing.
You have a God-given right to question people, especially those in leadership.
Read your Bible CLOSELY, especially the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Pay VERY close attention to what Jesus said and did.
Anytime you read your Bible, you are educating yourself. You are actually finding out for yourself God’s perspective on everything.
There is NOT a single verse in the Bible that says what you can or cannot read, eat, or drink.
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that it has to be a King James Bible, and no other. Now, you don’t see people in other religions fighting over translations of their stuff, do you?
Christianity was built around Jesus Christ-not Bible translations, traditions, creeds, denominations, politics, etc.
Censorship is NOT a Biblical doctrine.
Keeping and bearing arms is OK, because there are examples of God’s people doing so in certain parts of Scripture.
Education without salvation equals damnation.
“Stuff” means anything you own.
Pray and seek God, even in the smallest things.
If you are not comfortable about it, then DO NOT proceed.
God will NEVER mislead or misguide you, which is all the more reason to question your leadership.
God will not put on you that you cannot bear. But your leadership might.
Your family comes before your job and everything else, next to God and His Word.
If they don’t respect you, they will lose you because God has something better for you.
Anything taken to an extreme MUST be questioned, especially in the church. We have to communicate the right views about God, Christ, and ministry, so we don’t turn off people from the Lord.
God is love. We need to know who God is, and have a correct understanding of love.
What did Jesus say?
In all your Bible readings, make a habit of reading 1 or 2 chapters in any of the Gospels.
Where is that in the Bible? Please show it to me.
One question will always lead to anther.
Jesus asked questions, therefore, it’s okay for you to do so. His example is the final authority on personal conduct.
True revolution comes from within-not from overthrowing existing political systems. The important thing is to change the hearts and minds of the people.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:12:01 PM
12 Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel. 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. 15 Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer--Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab. 16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a foot and a half long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing. 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way the men who had carried it. 19 At the idols near Gilgal he himself turned back and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." The king said, "Quiet!" And all his attendants left him. 20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his summer palace and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose from his seat, 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. 22 Even the handle sank in after the blade, which came out his back. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it. 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. 24 After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, "He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the house." 25 They waited to the point of embarrassment, but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their lord fallen to the floor, dead. 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah. 27 When he arrived there, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went down with him from the hills, with him leading them. 28 "Follow me," he ordered, "for the LORD has given Moab, your enemy, into your hands." So they followed him down and, taking possession of the fords of the Jordan that led to Moab, they allowed no one to cross over. 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not a man escaped. 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years.
Saturday, August 6, 2011 12:03:24 AM
"Hypocrisy is fatal to religion." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Friday, March 11, 2011 4:06:52 PM
I was reading a book called "The Essential Rumi", translated by Coleman Barks recently. I found it while reading the introduction. This statement was so profound, that I put this on my Facebook page last year. I decided to share it here also.
"Argue not concerning God,... re-examine all you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul...."-Walt Whitman, in the preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855.