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Everything posted by maryjayne

  1. desire to be with anyone, regardless of the gender of the people, is wrong outside Gods clearly and explicitly stated rules of marriage. That point seems to be conveniently ignored by those who have not said a word, for decades, about sexual relationships outside of marriage between heterosexuals. Supposing I fell in love with a man who is married. I carried that heartbreak secretly within me for my lifetime, in obedience to God commandments. Living unmarried, in celibacy. Is that any different from a homosexual persons feelings? Yet that scenario is somehow OK, but that of a homosexual is not? Think about it.
  2. its not about the reason for the pregnancy. Its about the death of a human being. Murdering a baby is wrong. period. Adding murder to rape is wrong adding murder to incest is wrong. Often conception through incest is also usually rape.
  3. Do you mean purely for vanity? some plastic surgery is for restoring damaged faces, or bodies, isnt it.
  4. This is a developmental disorder which occurs in the wiring of the brain and is clearly seen in brain scans and EEG's. It is not a mental health issue, it is a genetic developmental issue. Neither is it a sin, or is having it a result of sin. Nor can it be medicated, therapist or counselled away. It is like Down Syndrome, or Cystic Fibrosis in that one is born with it and, unless God miraculously chooses to heal that person, if it is His will, it is lifelong. It is a processing disorder and has nothing to do with being unloving, unable to feel love or express love. This is a misconception. The person with AS is unable to process and express love in the way people who do not have this wiring are able to, but they still feel emotion and show they care in different ways. However, their struggles to negotiate this world and relate to the majority of people in it can make them have meltdowns. Once different means of communicating emotions are found, they can express loving behaviours just as much as anyone else. Just like if someone is blind, they learn to negotiate and share their world with others. It is very very rare for someone with AS to be premeditated in anything, their spontaneous honesty and inability to lie or dissemble is a feature of this disorder. I think you may be confusing it with Narcissism.
  5. as I understand it, the sex act is a unique joining literally of two bodies into one - the two become one flesh at that time - and is therefore reserved for those who are married and have been joined spiritually before God.
  6. can you tell me where that symbol on the front of the video originated from please? I would like to find out more about who designed it and its origins.
  7. May I ask, do you mean from the viewpoint of a non-American?
  8. from the age of 18 months to 18 year, I moved house 20 times my schooling started at the age of 4 years old, and ended when I was 18 years old, and I went to 12 different schools in that time. mindblowing, now I look back on it. oh, and i have lived for 6 months or more in 6 different countries just during my childhood - up to the age of 18 years old.
  9. hey, you are the one who came up with the definition I quoted, not me.
  10. you mean - like anesthetics or similar? they affect our mental state. Or a drug induced coma for ICU patients? or any drug which causes drowsiness? no mention of mental state there.
  11. many thanks for your reply David. Peace and Blessings to you to.
  12. Nothing wrong with what I have said. Your attitude is astonishing in accusing me of condemnation. I see you have not read my other posts on this matter I have done neither of these things. I find your post strange and unpleasantly antagonistic. I am not unloving in either my posts here, or elsewhere. I suggest you get to know me better before attacking me.
  13. I dont plan on taking this theme anywhere. I know where I stand on it, and what the Bible says.
  14. I dont see Christians on this forum saying "Yep, commit suicide, its OK, no worries" I DO see Christians on this forum saying "God reads all hearts and understands and will make that judgement call, but God loves you, this will pass, I am here for you"
  15. Everything God created is Good. However, the man made concoctions and mixes and chemical alterations of some drugs, including legal drugs, are not using the ingredients as God created them, and are man made for evil purposes, likewise for some alcoholic drinks. God created flint, but using it to make a blade to murder is not good, whereas using the same blade to prepare food to eat is a good purpose. Intent, mans use of Gods Good provision, and mans alterations of God Good provision are important considerations.
  16. would you mind clarifying what you meant by "the guilt of the ordeal" and the victim being "spiritually sick" as I dont want to jump to any assumptions from your post.
  17. My take on all this thread is that if we, in full possession of our senses and minds and hearts, deliberately and cold bloodily commit suicide - its a sin. If we are out of our minds with grief, pain, suffering, and literally mentally unwell enough to lose reality and perspective on life, we are in the grip of severe mental illness. It is death through illness. Death through Mental illness, just as any other death through any other illness. And is not a sin.
  18. someone contemplating suicide often does not realise how much they are loved, or how important they are to others. They may think they would be being unselfish to release their family from the burden of being around such an unhappy person. Reminding them of their value as a person, that they are loved, how God feels about them and treasures them, these things help. condemnation and/or calling them selfish rarely helps in this situation. Gently bringing them round to a new way of thinking is best.
  19. I am not sure that the act of suicide is a sin. It is often the result of an unbalanced mind, a mental illness and obsession that others would be better off without us in their lives, the desperate act of one beside themselves with despair. To talk of suicide, even plan suicide, is one thing. People can, and do, do that, often very calmly and over a long period of time. Seeming to be in control, deliberating, in a reasonable mental state, trying out the thoughts like they were planning a meal. Choosing which way to go. Feeling in control of their life by actively choosing to live or die. It can become an obsession - which again is a mental health issue. To actually over-ride the huge barrier of self preservation and commit suicide, thats not the act of one in a normal mental state.
  20. so you do not accept that mental illness is real and sometimes needs medication? OK. I disagree, but you are entitled to your opinion. People used to believe that about epilepsy.
  21. There is still lots of slavery all around the world, including recent convictions in the UK of gangmasters.
  22. what about other forms of mental illness? what is your view on medication? I believe God gave us doctors, of all types, for a reason. Our minds can get just as ill as our bodies. Our brain is a muscle, and a physical part of our bodies, and hormones and other chemical reactions can be impaired by many different types of illness and injury. I think its time we stopped treating our brains as if they are not part of our bodies and just as prone to injury (including over strain and burn out) as our legs or stomach. And as prone to malfunction of a physical nature. Interestingly, brain cells are found all over our bodies, including a mini brain in our stomachs. Given the complexity of our brain and nervous system, its not surprising that they malfunction from time to time. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-feelings-the-second-brain-in-our-gastrointestinal-systems-excerpt/
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