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I was a draftee, did 2 tours in RVN....was a bit of a mess when I came home in '72.  As I said, abit of a mess.......certain music helped me a great  deal...the music was Grateful Dead.  What say ye?

 

 

 

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I suffer with ptsd. If something helps it helps. Jesus Christ has been the only help I have had in this struggle. I am not familiar with the greatful deads music. I choose praise and worship music personally. Get in to worship mode and I have calm.

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I was a draftee, did 2 tours in RVN....was a bit of a mess when I came home in '72.  As I said, abit of a mess.......certain music helped me a great  deal...the music was Grateful Dead.  What say ye?

Who is the Lord Jesus Christ to you right now?

 

Do you believe He died for your sins?

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I was a draftee, did 2 tours in RVN....was a bit of a mess when I came home in '72.  As I said, abit of a mess.......certain music helped me a great  deal...the music was Grateful Dead.  What say ye?

Who is the Lord Jesus Christ to you right now?

 

Do you believe He died for your sins?

To answer your question honestly, I don't know.... I believe he was a man who righted wrongs and offerred comfort to those in need....he is someone to not ignore, I'm not at the tipping point as yet

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to be sure of being a grateful dead at a time, it is recommended one gets to know what's really inside of us and why. I am not the kind of Bible bashing guy for someone who is not for it, but giving it time and space, our relationship to the Creator will usually get clarified. It's like those people long time ago who retreated to the deserts to seek God, and they most certainly found Him, in a way that still inspires millions of people today.

 

So I am happy you recognize some value in Jesus and do not totally oppose what He is for, there are those as well, strange to tell, Jesus' example is par excellence up to the date (and will be). Yet I should know, once I was lost in the dark. Good music was keeping me together to some extent, but it could not solve the struggle I was having inside. Not a single religion or philosophy had the power to do that. It does not work that way. You need a deep personal relationship, which can become reality through a revelation from Christ.

 

But as said, no further intentions for shoving anything down your throat, all I've got to offer is my experience. I do sympathize with you, though. Music still is of high importance in my life. Just that it's the music empowered by the Glory of Jesus. Hope one day you will find it too, but each by their own faith.

 

God bless.

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I was a draftee, did 2 tours in RVN....was a bit of a mess when I came home in '72.  As I said, abit of a mess.......certain music helped me a great  deal...the music was Grateful Dead.  What say ye?

When Jesus was here, Satan met him out in the desert and offered him all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would worship him....   Jesus said no.

 

So it was/is obvious that Satan has a lot short term to offer people and he still does to this day.    He seeks whomever he can.

 

So, I say that to say this.   it's no big secret that the dark side who is doing the will of the devil to help people in need.....    I'm 67 and a product of that time and had many friends come back from there and needed to get their heads back on strait.....   Question is, if the dark side helps you get your head back on strait, can you be sure they didn't help you get it on backwards?

 

I personally am not familiar with Grateful Dead's music, it's because it offended my spirit what little I had to be around it......    but I'm also not judgmental for I know people who wouldn't accept Jesus as their Lord until after they had met Satan.....    Most of us have to accept Jesus on faith, but you can discover Lucifer face to face if you are very unlucky and go looking for him.

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I've never listened to greatful dead or whatever lol. But before I got saved I listened to some bad stuff. Once I began reading my bible and (I think I cried for 3 wks straight) I deleted all my old music and only listen to Christian music now. I had no desire for the old music, I had found out the truth. I found out this world was crazy and sin sick and now I have joy and peace especially when I study the Word. But I also feel like an alien here, everything I believed all my life was a lie and it's so sad to see most people are still living that lie. I pray for them and hope one day I can help addicts find Jesus because that's what I was...an addict who needed Jesus. And now He's my father, my comforter and my best friend. I'm so blessed all Glory to God, Hallelujah!!!

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I was a draftee, did 2 tours in RVN....was a bit of a mess when I came home in '72.  As I said, abit of a mess.......certain music helped me a great  deal...the music was Grateful Dead.  What say ye?

You may have been drafted but I'm sure your 2nd tour was for your brothers, brother. Did it seem like the whole world had a party while you were away? I couldn't relate to anyone after I got out - I just had so little in common. I did, however, found the Lord in 72' or more accurately He found me. And it was the Lord who forged me and remade me. Now I didn't understand the love of Christ back then, or that His love was personal and that He gave His life for me. I only knew this truth, that I was a sinner and not the kid my family knew or my high school friends either. The moment He drew me was when our Chaplain told us about a young kid that had just been awarded the CMH by jumping on a grenade meant for him and his buddies. Then he quoted these words of Jesus to us

John 15:12-14

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

"What that young man did his friend will never forget, he said. "But have you forgotten the terrible price Christ paid for you? He not only died for you but He took your sins upon Himself. His Father could not even bare to look upon Him as He cried out Father, Father why hast thou forsaken me? Yet you who will not come to Him turn your back on Christ who calls you. If you hear the Spirit calling you will you once again dishonor Him by turning your back on Him once again?"

I could not and that day aboard the USS Intrepid I asked Jesus to do what I could not do - save myself and become the Lord of my life as I confessed Him to all as my Lord and Savior. I had a lot of help from a pilot who coached me through the Bible and I also had a lot of bumps along the way but that day my life changed forever. I was bathed in the truth and love of Christ and I was home, where hundreds of generations of others before me call home - in the bosom of Christ.

You said you like music. Me too! I played guitar in rock bands on Long Island before going in the Service in 69. We once played right before this Band called the Hassels, that included this young keyboard player by the name of Billy Joel. He was so good even back then, though just a kid a few years older than me. A lot of the guys were deadheads in 72 but I wasn't and after I became a Christian I discovered some very early Christian contemporary worship that I took to right away. Now I sing and play just to worship the Lord. There's some great Christian songs that draw you in to just worshipping the Lord.

 

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May the Lord Bless your evening, Pat

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Blessings J.Winnfield!

     I don't know about you but my mind is still reeling around story about the kid that jumped on the grenade that Macs Son(Pat) just shared with all of us......to God be the Glory!I have not much to say after listening to the little (but powerful) testimony by Pat(thanks Brother & God Bless you!)

      You see JW,nobody here is going to think much about what Grateful Dead does to SOOTHE your soul.....we are concerned much more about what will SAVE your soul...................Jesus does love you & so do we!

      Hey JW,thank you for protecting us & for serving our country.....you have given so much for all of us & you are appreciated.........you were willing to give your life for us ,for our freedom..........that is so much like Jesus,He gave His life for our freedom too you know?He is the Way,the Truth & the Life & I just pray you will get to know Him......God Bless you!                                                                            With love,in Christ,Kwik

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