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  1. Jayne


    Other than being, to me, an unattractive piece of art ….. it means nothing.
  2. Jayne

    Whale of a time

    Is this a different question? I'm not seeing how this comment pertains to what you've asked in the OP or what I said in my response to you. You've apparently encountered people who are just faking it. I'm sorry for that.
  3. Jayne

    Whale of a time

    God DID do something in this man's life for him to hang a belief on. He sent Jesus to die a brutal and tormented death to save us from sin. But if you are talking about now - today, then you are reasoning that God HAS to do something like heal a person for God to BE God. That's not faith. That's waiting for a magic trick to be performed so you can give your approval to the one performing the trick by clapping or inviting others to come and see him. Your belief would be based on the magician pulling the rabbit out of the hat - the rabbit being the focal point of your faith. I have epilepsy. I've taken strong drugs that affect my liver for almost 40 years. I can't get off the drugs. I'm 57 and understand that I won't be healed of this. I haven't looked for a healing in a very long time and I am at much peace. My only sibling is mentally handicapped, legally blind, and has a severe hearing loss that his newly acquired hearing aids don't seem to be helping. I do and have prayed for his condition not to worsen. But I know that he is not going to be healed of these conditions. I know because I understand that God doesn't have to for me to believe in him and have faith in him. My brother is a believer. How much of the Bible does he understand …. I don't know as he also has autism and doesn't talk to me regularly and deeply like regular folks do. It would never occur to me in a trillion years that God has to heal me or my brother for me to have faith in him. I don't manipulate people and give them ultimatums. Why should I treat God that way? Any "god" who would bow and scrape to my whims and demands just to keep me in his circle of believers isn't any "god" that I would have faith in at all. Should we pray for people to be healed - yes! Should we lay hands on them and pray - yes! Paul prayed for others and even performed miracles and God used him to heal many people. But Paul, himself, was not healed. Even after prayed earnestly about it three times. Sometimes the answer is a healing. Sometimes it is not. One's faith is not contingent on the "yes" or the "no". One's faith should stare down the day nonetheless.
  4. Jayne

    What IS Truth?

    ?? Did you call me an ass? What did I say that was an assumption?
  5. Jayne

    Practice what you preach

    Then, odds are, those people are not saved it they continue in that lifestyle. But don't let those hypocrites stand between you and God. That would be really tragic.
  6. Jayne

    Hell in a hand basket

    You are phrasing the questions in such a way that you are painting the wrong picture of who God is. In the way that you have phrased them, the answer is no and no. Let me tell you the truth first. It's true that God loves all of his creation. And he doesn't want anyone to go to hell. The Old Testament, in Ezekiel, says that God, himself, says that he "takes to pleasure in the destruction of the wicked." The New Testament in, 2 Peter, says that God is "is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." There is far more mercy of God in the Bible that people realize. Especially in the Old Testament. All in all, God loves us so much, but stop just shy of forcing us to repent of our sins. He could, but he doesn't do that. He doesn't desire little robots. For the people who do "go to hell" after they die, it isn't because they don't "love it.". God is not an it. God is a he. People are not "sent" to hell. There is a road, so to speak, the Bible calls it the narrow road that leads to God and heaven and broad road, the Bible calls it, that leads to destruction. People are not "sent" down those roads. They make the choice to walk them. God created us with a free will. We will either come to an understanding of who is and in that understanding follow him and obey him and yes, love him. Or we will not. The choice, so to speak, is in you. God love you and by "you", I mean you specifically. The person behind the username GhostMutt. I can't answer your questions in the affirmative because you have asked in such a manner that does not portray the true God.
  7. Jayne

    Ford exposed in major evidence

    I was just going by his words. He was asked if he ever drank to the point of blacking out and he reluctantly said he did. And he got mad at the person asking and asked her if she ever did. I took his answer to mean that as a young man, he used to do that. I still don't believe he assaulted Dr. Ford. But what a testimony he could have shared and how this would have been nipped in the bud if he had NOT had those experiences in those days.
  8. Jayne

    Acts 21:4

    I can't say whether Paul was right or wrong. I can only answer your question and say one other word. "Why did he go?" Paul had already resolved to go to Rome and already knew it would be bad. Acts 20:22-24 = "And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Paul was in a hurry to get there. Acts 20:16 = "...Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost" Maybe the Holy Spirit was actually preparing Paul's heart, mind, and soul for what was to come by having those who loved him plead with him and having the man use the belt to outline what would happen. And Paul surely did write a lot of the scriptures while he was imprisoned there. God used Paul even though Paul would die there.
  9. Jayne

    The wives of Adam's sons.

    They had two choices. sisters nieces Incest was not defined by God until the Law came thousands of years later. By that time enough mutations had occurred in the DNA level that marrying close relatives was dangerous.
  10. Granted, I haven't read Girl, Wash You Face, but just in the article, I think Tim is mixing apples and oranges. She said, "I surround myself with positivity." And she avoids people that generate negative feelings and attitudes. What I didn't see her saying and that Tim says she is saying is not to associate yourself with lower class people. He said that this is what she said. I don't see it in his quotes of hers. The rich and famous and "upper class" can drag you down if they constantly backbite, gossip, and push others down to lift themselves up. That's not healthy to hang around with folks like that. In fact, the Bible says so. Read Psalm 1. Maybe I need to read the book myself, but in his quotes of her, I see her saying to avoid people entrenched in negative lifestyles that could affect you and your mindset and lifestyle. I don't see where she said to avoid the downtrodden, poor, and people who others look down on.
  11. Jayne


    I am praying!!!! For all you ask. For God to save him.
  12. Jayne

    Is Hell Real?

    Hell IS a place of punishment and it IS eternal. But don't take my word for it. [1] Jesus said so - "And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” This after explaining how God will judge the "sheep from the goats". Matthew 25:41 [2] Jesus said so - "It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into shell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ For everyone will be salted with fire." Mark 9:44-49 [3] John said so - "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever." Revelation 14:9-11 [4] Paul said so - "In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction..." 2 Thessalonians 1:8-10. There's more, but you will either believe it or you will not.
  13. Jayne

    What IS Truth?

    Pilate wasn't asking a question and expecting an answer. Pilate was asserting an opinion that truth cannot be known -which is a lie. Here's the context. John 18:37-38 Pilate: "Are you a king then?" Jesus: "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I came into the world that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who hears the truth hears My voice." Pilate: "What is truth?" [and when he said it, he walked away and went back to the Jews and told them that he found no fault in him] Some people like to portray Pilate as a sympathetic character because he initially resisted crucifying Jesus and because he asked what truth was. He wasn't sympathetic. He didn't care what truth was. He was asserting that he did not believe that truth was knowable let alone this lone and arrested carpenter/rabble rouser having a monopoly on the truth. He turned away before Jesus could answer as if he were dismissing him - exasperated with the whole affair. In fact, after that, Jesus was sent to Herod, whom the Bible says was Pilate's enemy. And after Herod mocked Jesus and him abused and humiliated, the Bible says that Pilate and Herod became friends. The old enemies found a common interest - the "getting rid of" Jesus.
  14. Sometimes we think we witness ineffectively because someone doesn't immediately say that they would like to follow Christ. But sometimes, we are the first to sow a seed in that person. Other times, when we share with a person, they seem to jump at the chance to follow Christ. But we don't know just how many other people have planted the word in their hearts before hand. I've stopped some Mormon young men riding their bicycles or walking two by two a couple of times and once they came to my house and I was insistent that they listen to me as I listened to them. Twice, I shared scripture, and once I shared my words. Of those three times with those six young men, none received Christ. One was very interested. One was hostile. The other four smiled and listened, but that's all. Those were hard times for me because I had to walk away without a convert to Jesus Christ. When I taught the Bible to 6th graders at a Christian school, I, of course, always used scripture in teaching and in speaking to them one-one-one and in chapel when extended a time to come to Christ. These young people were very eager to know Christ and I led several of them to the Lord one-on-one when they would come to me and tell me after class or at recess or at lunch that they were burdened because they were not saved. God had drawn them to him. I was just their as a facilitator to lead the way. God did the drawing and the saving. Those times everything seemed easy and seemed to fall into place. But, you see, those 6th graders had had years of Bible teaching and who knows how much of the word was already planted. Witnessing "effectively" doesn't always means that we will see the fruit born of the seed sowed. Witnessing "effectively" means that we just DO it as God leads.
  15. Jayne

    Ford exposed in major evidence

    It's not the drinking. It's the admitting that when younger he drank in excess to blacking out. People do a lot of things they don't remember nor would do when sober when drunkenness is that pervasive.