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  1. Already have. I mentioned I was justified earlier. Lazarus experienced only bad things and went to heaven. Job was afflicted and experiencing depression and hardship but still trusted God. This is just the way things are sometimes, while it can always be worse it can also be better. Such is life. I'm more worried about other people who worship because of all the blessings they have, family, friends, marriages, and I feel pity for them because stripped of all that stuff, I know countless many would fall away and deny God. I feel more pity for the 'blessed' who were unfortunate not to go through such a trial so that their faith has been refined by fire. The lesson I hope that some learn by me is that: trust God alone, blessings or not.
  2. Hello everyone. I have been on these forums for a little while now, was gone for a short period but I am back. Holidays are here. Pray that everyone has a joyful holiday and that peace and love be yours in abundance. Please pray the same for me if you are so inclined. Holidays are generally a tough time for me. Well, everyday is a rough time it seems when I think about it, actually. Anyway, I am going on 37 now, single... With little to nothing except a relationship with our Lord and Savior, which should be the end all honestly. I don't know. I feel so empty still. I know I am saved, and that a better future awaits, but I still feel empty. I guess crushed dreams and unfortunate starting circumstances, coupled with a childhood mental disability, along with abuse, all of these things took it's toll on me. I find little to no joy in anything. Failed relationships, hurtful memories.... I guess this life wasn't just going to go my way. I am reminded of Lazarus, how he 'received' only bad things and went to heaven... And in his life the dogs licked his sores... I am content, just lonely companionship wise. Why I mention empty. I often wonder too, deep things. How many so called 'children' of God would abandon him if their lives were a mess... Unmarried... No car... Dead end job... Just an empty apartment... No cable... Maybe even homeless.... I wonder how many so called blessing children would turn Judas.... And I think God knows who and when meeting Jesus he will plainly tell them he didn't know them... And so many of these so called silver spoon Christians will find out it was there blessings and not Christ they worshipped.... As I said.. I go into deep thought territory. After all, take from someone everything and either they will resent God or trust faithfully God had a reason and purpose.... I wish I had a life partner to have these sort of discussions with. But I have never been good enough... Corporeally maybe... But externally and countenance wise... I am the lowest model of God's creation and no matter how much people strive to say "it's what is inside that counts" in our over abundance we worship money, white teeth, and careers, all external. Because as a country we are just silver spoon Christians reaping the blessings and smiling wide eyes because we were born in a technological age where we can o obtain anything at a whim and all our pleasures be fulfilled.... And worship the creation while tattooing Jesus to the tongue to appear righteous... That is the United States in a nutshell... so cynical I know. I don't know what to think anymore. Rant over. Love and blessings to you reader.
  3. Grace and peace! The love of Christ fill your heart.
  4. Grace and peace to you!
  5. Grace and peace to you! You will find this place very friendly! Also if I can help in anyway let me know
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    Grace and peace to you! Love of G-d poured into your heart friend.
  7. Welcome! Grace and Peace to you! Love of the Almighty G-d poured in our hearts!
  8. Hi and thanks all for the warm welcome! Much love to you from my heart. I want you to know I agree with the general statements of belief held here. My personal view is that this verse in Acts sums up the Christian walk: Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. Acts 9:31 KJV Walk in the Fear of the Lord and Comfort. Lion and the Lamb. Alpha Omega. It is why we have grace and on the other side of the coin repentance. Showing ourselves to be true disciples. Anyway, love you all very much! Such warm greetings. About the Jewish stuff. Well, I have done extensive studies because the whole Christian spectrum is flooded with various theology, and not all good. Some people are Christ's and just honestly mistaken, other are more corrupt in heart and sowing to the Flesh regarding their theology. Not to turn this into a sermon. I was just saying it is not necessary to live as a Jew. Sure there are great lessons to be learned from Jewish sources, they were G-d's elect amongst the nation's! I was just saying to anyone who may be confused about the Hebrews Roots Movement that you don't need to give up Lobster. G-d accepted you as you are according to the example of the New Testament. Men and women who were Gentiles (not adhering to the dietary laws) were being baptized and receiving the Holy Spirit guaranteeing their inheritance. As Paul said about them "The law of God was written on their hearts bearing witness". The moral law of G-d, which is summed up as: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37‭-‬40 KJV This is the HEART (G-d's heart) of the matter. Therefore Paul taught "Remain as you are called". And also why the Jerusalem council wrote the very basic morality of the law in their letters: For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. Acts 15:28‭-‬29 KJV They also knew the more specifics of the Moral Law was being taught everywhere, for as it is written: For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. Acts 15:21 KJV I hope this clarifies my live as Jews statements in my original post. Not that I condemn anyone for wanting to live as a Jew. But I just wanted to show it was not necessary. G-d accepted you as you are. G-d is love! Grace and Peace!
  9. Hi and welcome! I am new here myself but I do have some advice. Walk how the early Christians walked, the model of the Christian life. It can be summed up as this: Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. Acts 9:31 KJV If you focus on this you will not go wrong. It is a simple model of the Christian walk. Fear and comfort. Sounds paradoxical but it is not. G-d is Holy and demands our repentance. At the same time G-d is loving and gracious, merciful and long suffering. This is why Jesus is known as the Lion and the Lamb. Hope that helps. Grace and Peace to you! G-d bless!
  10. Hello! My name is Brandon. I came across this website while browsing the net as is a custom of mine. ;) Anyway, I wanted to greet everyone in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But I admit, I have a few questions about your theology. Not to turn this in a direction counter to the purpose of this thread, but briefly I hope you put up with a little bit of foolishness. ;) I am curious. How did you come to the determination to live as Jews being Gentile? Paul taught "Remain as you are". Also people (Gentiles) received the Holy Spirit upon belief as recorded in the New Testament. They weren't even knowing of the law as handed down through Moses that G-d gave through him. Again, sorry, not to hijack this thread in another direction but I am just really curious. The ordinances were done away with and even the Temple being gone is evidence of that. The Moral law remains however because Yeshua taught specifically of the Moral law and never addressed the ordinances. It seems in my opinion you are placing undue burdens of yourself. I don't doubt your salvation at all, but to me it appears your placing a yoke on yourself. Just my thoughts and I happily await your brief replies on the subject and greetings! May we all continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Creator who is forever praised! Amen!
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