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  1. I've no problem with reading it. I know I don't understand it, I do have a problem with those who are adament that they understand it and that the return will follow this series of events. There are so many variations that I leave it at Jesus is coming again.
  2. An old Christian called Billy Bray was once asked about prayer, he replied,' See that brass pot the wife's been polishing. If you give that a bit of a rub ever now and then it'll stay nice and bright, but if you let it go, you'll have a real job to get it bright again.' Do what you have been doing, quick short prayers about now issues. When you've more time spend more time in dedicated prayer. Try following ACTs where, A= Adoration C=Confession T=Thanksgiving S= Supplication About what you say, pray intelligently never use the 'God bless xxxx' say why you want God to act in that life/situation.
  3. The only thing you didn't expand on was that it was the whole company of the guard. This was either a centuriae or a sub unit vexilation. Imagine a platoon of professional soldiers allowed to 'play' with a prisoner already condemned to death and add in the ritual of humiliating thatprisoner and Isaiah report of him having no lovelyness starts to make sense. A detachment of roman solders amused themselfs punching their victem, of beating him on the head. He would not have been recognisable as human once they finished. Despite all he suffered physicaly the worse was the pollution of our sin and the Father turning his face away. We will never know how much this cost Jesus.
  4. Yet the labourer is worthy of his hire and when thrashing they were forbidden to mussle the cow treading out the grain. How many hours of study is represented in a sermon you've listened to, or in a Christian book/blo you've read. If you have freely recieved from those hours of study, are you prepared to donate that amount of hourly pay to charity? Not all minister are multily millionaires, many are poorly paid and make extra income through writing. The hristian writers I know, not many, don't make much out of publishing and freely give books to missions that can use them. Here is a suggestion. Have a table put out in your church and announce that the congragtion can put unwanted Christian books on the table. People can take books from the table and make a cash donation. After a set period send the cash to a mission organisation and the books once sorted to missions that can use them, any that can't be forwarded recycle.
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    One Man One Woman

    Reread genesis and you'll find God's plan formarriage there where as prommisespromises has already said. When God say a man will leave his family and join together with his wife. Note singular one wife. Just because the bible records multiple wives, murder, incest, theft etc etc does not mean that God has approved of what his people are doing.
  6. or being disapointed cos Jesus didn't follow our plan for his return. I think Jesus's return is exciting enough with out worrying about the details. Even if they are significant, once wikth God in eternity we will be able to view the return as often as we need. ( God being out side of time can see every moment of time.)
  7. Jesus is coming again. That is all I need to know.
  8. Those verses are about temptation not about an abusive church leadership. If one is in a church like that, one should talk to the leadership and if they won't listen, leave that church. It is unlikely that an abusive minister will have the humility to preach a gospel message that challenges himself as well as his congragation.
  9. It really depends on the people in the church, how they have organised the church and the willingness of people to be involved. Most single women form close friendships and support groups with other women. They tend to have a higher proportion of singles init for two reasons. Singles can more easily drop everuthing and come running. They don't present the problem of childlessness and husbandlessness that married women present. That said any church organising small groups, home study cells, fellowship circles etc etc will arrange a mix of ages and single/married. There is also nothing stopping the young adualts in a church from organising there own social and spiritual activities and from sharing those activities with others in similar churches.
  10. Where do you get this idea from? Please support it with biblical quotes. I'm aware of a passage that likens the devil to a roaring lion seeking those it can devour. But that is a simarlarly, not a discription.
  11. Henry VIII is a poor example as he excuted those who rejected his adoption oif vthe position of head of the Church in England, while also exceuting those who taught the Lords prayer in English./ Then they rightly knew that what one believed was very important, literally amatter of life or death.
  12. What needs to be remembered is that many in the 16th century thought that the RC church needed reforming. There problem was they couldn't agree on what to base any reformation. Luther's protest was about abuse's of indulgence's, something most accepted as a fact. That the RC church could not control it's self lead to the reformation and violent attempts to repress it. That biblical based theology is offensive to RC is seen in the declaration's that came out of the council of Trent. Things like 'he who declares salvation is by faith is anathema!'
  13. As Justin has said it is not clear what is happening in this marriage. You want to leave it. Why? Grounds for divorce under Christianity are only unfaithfullness. He and his family are trying to preserve a marriage, that makes me think there are children involved. Divorce always harms the children. May I suggest that you both go for marriage councelling with a few to repairingyour relationship and continuing the marrage.
  14. And what about rebuking and discipline. As proverbs says, ' Faithful are the wounds from a friend.' All to often Christians leave the churches where their behaviour is challenged by sound preaching and their guilty conscience.
  15. I 'm not at all sure why you have replied to my post. Is it because you do not know what a question is? Any sentence with '?' at the end is a question. The sentence you quoted from my post has a '?' at its end, so is questioning what is in the sentence. Also homosexuality does not cause anyone to go to hell. It is the rejection of Jesus as Lord and saviour that does that.
  16. May I suggest rather than answer her question, that you discus the evidence for God, the reliability and accuracy of the bible and then get on to the gospel once she has admitted that the evidence shows that there is a God. try william-lane-craig-explains-how-to-structure-a-conversation-with-an-atheist
  17. Then call him 'Iam that I am' the name he revealed to Moses, or use YHWH, or Abba. God knows what you are trying to do, he is not demanding that we use the precise name, rather he wants us to worship him.
  18. Turn your problem around. As you accept the Holy Spirit cannot be bought. As the parable talks about 'buying' more oil, it cannot mean the holy spirit.
  19. Normally yes peodophilia would deserve a separate thread, but the lgbt movement is already pressing for it to be recognised as 'normal'.Is the homosexual life style 'innocent', not hurting people? There is ample evidence that suicide among lgbt is not because of preduice but because of stress caused by lgbt relationship problems.
  20. I can't see how my reply can confirm that being lgbt is something one is born with. But as you ignored how peodophiles want to be with the one they 'love' you are not talking about my reply. Right or wrong has nothing to do with ones feelings, but about ones intention or actions. Wanting to murder someone because of hatred is as bad, spiritual speaking, as murdering them.
  21. Depends what is meant by 'thinking about'. If it is working out thearguments for and against no. If it is because one is contemplating it then yes. Murder is wrong and assisting someone to commit suicide is helping in self murder. This also applies to euthanasia.
  22. Are there rules in life, or is it acceptable to do what one wants regardless of any rules? Are you happy applying 'it is good to be with the one you love' to peodophiles? Are God's laws totally irrelevent?
  23. Love is powerfull and it grows deep, deep roots. You made a decission based on your intellect, that this guy is bad for you. Unfortunetly your emotions are still deeply entangled with him. It is hard to stop loving someone. I can't tell you how, all I can suggest is to talk to other available guys to date, to look forward rather than back.
  24. Firstly this depends on the assumption that evolution is a fact. If you think it is please define what you mean by evolution and profide evidence of it. ( most evidence is of evolution within a species. ie of changes to a dog into a dog. ) Second as you wonder yourself about it being a deception, in this you are right. Regardless of whether our lifespan can be increased or whether human conciousness can be transported into a computor it is distracting humanity away from reality. The reality of God, of worshipping him and of the eternity that he promises. Why serve God if one can live for a couiple of hundred years without him?
  25. Then you have a problem, as God approves of corporal punishment. There is a difference between a punishment and a beating. As far as I'm concerned a small child can learn that .... act is very wrong by a sharp slap far quicker then being talked to/scolded/nagged. Then there is the issue of abuse, in many ways putting a child on the naughty step andignoring them for 5 minutes, is a far worse punishment for the child, as is a life time of telling it, 'you are no good, a failure, better off dead etc etc' view anti smacking campiegners ever talk about the mental abuse of children. Stoning, Again that was a commandin the OT laws. Not about mischivous toddlers or disobedient pre teens, but about late teens who were rebellious. Put this in context. A mans son(s) were the pension scheme, the eldest would take over the farm/buisness and run it to support his family. That is his elderly parents, wife and children. A son who would not do this put his families future at risk, it also represented a threat to the established order and any son who refused to accept the judgement of society would be sonned to death by that same society.
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