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I am a divided person.  Long story short, I fear hell and love God.  Fear is a sin.  Trust me I'm double minded.  I know one of the keys is to love God with ALL you are, you can't serve two masters.  I know perfect love is a cure.  But the fear keeps drawing me in.  Im stuck in a war like Paul in Romans 7.  Btw this is NOT and sort of "good" fear, it straight up paralyzed me.  Honestly I can't take this anymore, the division in my soul is hell itself.  In crying out for a miracle, for a KNOWING of God.... KNOWING... not this here and there, divided whatever.  I need a KNOWING!  HELP?

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Funny how they nearly voted James out of the 'bible'. He was NOT their flavor of the era. And to those that were and are very multiple-minded, half of the problem is recognition of the human trait. At least then you can get to grips with those dichotomies that plague our media bombarded lives. I worry more about the ones that loudly proclaim that they are NOT double-minded. Rather than blather on about the duality of man ad nauseum, just bring to mind (one of them) that Yeshua always knew how to address this problem. He was the most single minded person ever, and never lost sight of His goal either. He constantly berated the leaders of His day about this duplicity. It is a warning to us. Do not check you mind at the door when you enter someplace new or something 'new' is seen or heard.

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17 hours ago, missmuffet said:

Question: "What does it mean to be double-minded (James 1:8; 4:8)?"

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The term double-minded comes from the Greek word dipsuchos, meaning “a person with two minds or souls.” It’s interesting that this word appears only in the book of James (James 1:8; 4:8). Bible scholars conclude that James might have coined this word. To grasp the full meaning of this word, it is best to understand how it is used within its context.

James writes of the doubting person that he is “like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does” (James 1:6–8). A doubter is a double-minded person. Jesus had in mind such a person when He spoke of the one who tries to serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). As such, he is “unstable,” which comes from a Greek word meaning “unsteady, wavering, in both his character and feelings.”

A double-minded person is restless and confused in his thoughts, his actions, and his behavior. Such a person is always in conflict with himself. One torn by such inner conflict can never lean with confidence on God and His gracious promises. Correspondingly, the term unstable is analogous to a drunken man unable to walk a straight line, swaying one way, then another. He has no defined direction and as a result doesn’t get anywhere. Such a person is “unstable in all he does.”

Those who are double-minded do not have the faith spoken of in Hebrews 11:1, 3: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. . . . By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” We cannot be both “certain” and doubting, as is the double-minded person. One part of his mind is sure of something, while the other part doubts. It brings to mind the “pushmi-pullyu” of the Dr. Doolittle stories, an animal with a head at either end of its body and which was constantly trying to walk in two directions at once. Such is the double-minded man.

Jesus declared, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other” (Matthew 6:24). God and the things of this world are of such opposite natures that it is impossible to love either one completely without hating the other. Those who try to love both will become unstable in all their ways. If someone struggles with being double-minded, he or she should read, study, and memorize the Word, for it is the Word of God that produces faith (Romans 10:17). And he or she should pray for faith. God freely gives what is good to those who ask Him (Luke 11:9–12), and it’s good to ask for an increase of faith (Luke 17:5; Mark 9:24).

https://www.gotquestions.org/double-minded.html

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee why that sounds just like me

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7 hours ago, existential mabel said:

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee why that sounds just like me

Hi mabel,

Still Mr `gotquestions` hasn`t really taken into account that we are `growing` & that means we wobby as young believers and we totter also as we get on, for there are so many different so called doctrines and teachings out there, as God`s word tells us -

`...till we all come to the unity of the faith......that we should no longer be children tossed to & fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head - Christ....` (Eph. 4: 13 - 15)

Now you can rest assured mabel that in the time that I have known you, that I (& others) see that you are growing stronger, discerning errors (eg the NAR, New Apostolic Reformation) writing helps to others, praying and receiving, sharing a joke, replying to my blogs with insight.....& much more. Yes you (& we) may wobbly, & get upset & doubt at times, but the Lord has you in His care, so don`t let Mr `got...` upset you, for he/they whoever are not perfect either!!!!

all the best, Marilyn.  

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On 12/5/2017 at 5:41 AM, Marilyn C said:

Hi mabel,

Still Mr `gotquestions` hasn`t really taken into account that we are `growing` & that means we wobby as young believers and we totter also as we get on, for there are so many different so called doctrines and teachings out there, as God`s word tells us -

`...till we all come to the unity of the faith......that we should no longer be children tossed to & fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head - Christ....` (Eph. 4: 13 - 15)

Now you can rest assured mabel that in the time that I have known you, that I (& others) see that you are growing stronger, discerning errors (eg the NAR, New Apostolic Reformation) writing helps to others, praying and receiving, sharing a joke, replying to my blogs with insight.....& much more. Yes you (& we) may wobbly, & get upset & doubt at times, but the Lord has you in His care, so don`t let Mr `got...` upset you, for he/they whoever are not perfect either!!!!

all the best, Marilyn.  

the storm is raging again today, yes discerning errors is a two edged sword and its like a cross between vanity fayre meets Babylon. seeing folk carrying on with it all. its a sad and lonely place alright hence the name existential cos i have never seen the world as place that makes any sense. i dont want to be around folk these days its too painful.

 

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4 hours ago, existential mabel said:

the storm is raging again today, yes discerning errors is a two edged sword and its like a cross between vanity fayre meets Babylon. seeing folk carrying on with it all. its a sad and lonely place alright hence the name existential cos i have never seen the world as place that makes any sense. i dont want to be around folk these days its too painful.

 

Hi mabel,

Oh, time to snuggle up with a good book and a choc bickie and milo, (choc drink). What do you do? And yes it can be lonely in one way, but looking at the `glass half` view, it brings us closer together across the waves, ay?

all the best, Marilyn.

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5 hours ago, existential mabel said:

the storm is raging again today, yes discerning errors is a two edged sword and its like a cross between vanity fayre meets Babylon. seeing folk carrying on with it all. its a sad and lonely place alright hence the name existential cos i have never seen the world as place that makes any sense. i dont want to be around folk these days its too painful.

 

TO the winds , to the raging of the seas of the storm attacking mabels mind.   PEACE BE STILL and KNOW THAT HE IS LORD.  

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49 minutes ago, Marilyn C said:

Hi mabel,

Oh, time to snuggle up with a good book and a choc bickie and milo, (choc drink). What do you do? And yes it can be lonely in one way, but looking at the `glass half` view, it brings us closer together across the waves, ay?

all the best, Marilyn.

snuggle up and read the HOLY BOOK .   be blessed Marilyn .   

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18 hours ago, Marilyn C said:

Hi mabel,

Oh, time to snuggle up with a good book and a choc bickie and milo, (choc drink). What do you do? And yes it can be lonely in one way, but looking at the `glass half` view, it brings us closer together across the waves, ay?

all the best, Marilyn.

aye a cup o tea half full been supping a fair few o those tonight

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To M&M    you ladies praise the LORD .    And lift those hands in a mighty wave of thanksgiving unto the LORD.  be blessed sisters and praise , praise the LORD>

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