MrLuke

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    God! Photography, graphic design, art - painting and pencil drawing/sketching, drawing comics, theology.. etc etc!

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  1. Yes I understand that, and have experienced that too. But the heat sensation is with me always - its unusual to have times without, and thats what I always wonder about since I think I've only met one person who had similar (well, that told me about it). I guess I'm just thinking aloud in some ways, I just don't understand *why* and I like to know why things are the way they are!
  2. Yes I agree too, God works even when we feel tired or don't feel anything at all in any way. But I still get curious
  3. Haha yes.. people don't seem to be so involved with this topic do they Thats good, but emotions aside, anything else? The reason I ask this, and have asked people before, is because when I pray (but not necessarily *just* when I'm praying) I feel a 'heat' sensation/feeling all over and in me. Mainly in my hands its most intense and near my forehead. It's hard to explain, but generally that feeling is with me all the time, some days stronger than others. Usually stronger when praying for healing etc. I don't always tell people because some have acted a bit weird about it, and I've rarely met anyone the same - as in, feel it constantly, but I am curious who else can relate?
  4. Ah the wonders of creation!
  5. Thats really cool I like it when God breaks through in major ways like that
  6. Haha I just noticed all these comments here! Hi :P

  7. We aren't talking about hemaphrodites. We are talking about men who have an operation and then live as women, and vice versa. The operation never changed their gender at all. The man is still a man and the woman is still a woman. Perhaps the effects of the operation will remain for the rest of their lives, and that is goign to be something difficult to live with. But it is still wrong to dress as a woman and present yourself to the public as if you were a woman, when you are infact a man. How is that different? Other than the fact that the parents had to make the decision for the child rather than the child grow up and choose for themselves? You're saying that a hermaphrodite is given an operation as a baby to be one or the other, and then they *are* that gender, no questions. But then you say a man who chooses basically the same operation is still the gender he was initially. Granted, he didn't have both sets of genitals, but gender is so much more complex than what physical bit of genitals you have, or would you not agree? If it were that simple, these issues would exist in our world to begin with. OK, hypothetical question: what if then, when the hermaphrodite grows up, they 'feel' more like the other gender that the parents didn't choose? What if all the impulses and hormones etc in their brain and mind made them feel more compelled to be a "man" for example, yet the parents chose the female genitals at birth? Would you say these feelings are invalid or would it be acceptable for an hermaphrodite to have a sex-change because they were originally born as both? Gender isn't quite so simple. You misread me and consequently are arguing a strawman. I never discussed the church's response to hemaphrodites, nor hemaphrodites who undergo surgery. Gender is as simple as the gender you are born with. What is complicated are the varying different sins and lusts, and different deceptions, that people live under. It was no intentional strawman. I just think it's a valid point to consider because you say these people are in sin with lusts etc to be a different gender because thats how they feel internally, so that would mean hermaphrodites who feel the same would be sinning? I'm not trying to derail the topic, just gender issues have a wide scope and I think how you deal with one issue could easily affect the next. Please don't think I agree that wanting to change sex is right or anything, but when dealing with people, it's just not so simple. Dealing with these issues is about as simple as saying to someone who is gay "Don't be gay!" and thinking that's enough.
  8. Hello everyone. Been a while since I've been here! I've seen some familiar "faces" around in some threads as I've browsed around today, which is nice! Anyway, to the point of this: This is something I've asked various people randomly over the years mainly just because I'm a curious person, and I realise that just because something is always the same for me it doesn't mean that it is "the norm" (if there is such a thing ) What do you feel when you pray? The answers have always been different to some extent, some more similar than others. But either way I'm curious to know peoples responses. I'll answer my own question later, I'm more interested in hearing about other people first!
  9. We aren't talking about hemaphrodites. We are talking about men who have an operation and then live as women, and vice versa. The operation never changed their gender at all. The man is still a man and the woman is still a woman. Perhaps the effects of the operation will remain for the rest of their lives, and that is goign to be something difficult to live with. But it is still wrong to dress as a woman and present yourself to the public as if you were a woman, when you are infact a man. How is that different? Other than the fact that the parents had to make the decision for the child rather than the child grow up and choose for themselves? You're saying that a hermaphrodite is given an operation as a baby to be one or the other, and then they *are* that gender, no questions. But then you say a man who chooses basically the same operation is still the gender he was initially. Granted, he didn't have both sets of genitals, but gender is so much more complex than what physical bit of genitals you have, or would you not agree? If it were that simple, these issues would exist in our world to begin with. OK, hypothetical question: what if then, when the hermaphrodite grows up, they 'feel' more like the other gender that the parents didn't choose? What if all the impulses and hormones etc in their brain and mind made them feel more compelled to be a "man" for example, yet the parents chose the female genitals at birth? Would you say these feelings are invalid or would it be acceptable for an hermaphrodite to have a sex-change because they were originally born as both? Gender isn't quite so simple.
  10. Thanks everyone It's been an.. interesting ride! hehe but it was fun and I learnt much there
  11. For those who remember, you will know that I have been studying at Bible college for the past 3 years to get my honours degree in Theology. Well last week I finally graduated! And that only happened by God's help! I was
  12. We are going to work with a church in Jo'Burg, called Liberty City Church I think it is. So that will be our "base" and work out from there to the surrounding community. And you are not wrong either, God has already revealed to me that S. Africa is where He wants me to go as my 'calling' if you will! This will be my second time going to S. Africa to do short mission - exciting times! And thanks Damo for the encouragement, my girlfriend has just gone to the Phillipines for mission too this week! God is definitely gonna be working there with all these people coming and going hehe! I've been to S. Africa before last year, so I'm a little more prepared to see the things I will unlike last time where it completly broke me working with orphans with AIDs etc. Though in some ways, I'm not sure you can ever be prepared to see that! The Lord is my strength though!
  13. I will do, don't worry!