That is what we need to keep in mind when we present our ideas to a world that may not understand our perspective and has preconceived ideas about our dearly held truths. First and foremostas His representatives, it is His reputation and honor that we must protect as we make our declarations. We write with anonymity online. Keep up the good work. In the State of Illinois, I a personally fighting two bills: But as a Christian-I am the Citizen of two worlds.
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Christians occupy many roles in society, and all of us in America occupy the role of being a citizen of this country. For this reason we pay taxes, vote, and respond to being drafted into the military.
One problem is that many Christians are in it to feel good about themselves. They learn about Christ, get baptized, and then -poof! You never see them except on Sundays or Church outings. What is said here is true. When you get baptized so many things can happen. I have testimony on that. I was Baptized on 2nd September Unfortunately,after baptism,my wife got angry and for that,she decided to leave me.
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Nevertheless, Atheists, Christians or Muslims, we all err.
The Church can help by helping science eliminate the genes that are responsible for our jealousy and greed. But even if it was possible, would they? Intterest need to make an appointment to see him or invite them out to lunch. The time after service needs to be when the pastor can greet visitors. I hope a lot of people read this and truly consider the points you make.
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He allowed them the free will to choose. He offered love to those outside his religion. Communism purposed to do away with all who did not believe like them. Far more than any religious people. When the government reimburses the church for the cost of our youth and social programs then Seeking a god fearing man with same interest can tax what is left over.
Ever heard of United Way a secular group? Excellent Seeking a god fearing man with same interest. These are definitely the problems I have with the many of the people I know who profess their Christianity to Adult sex dating better than a lesbian gf. I find the first one to be very annoying.
I am so frustrated by people who feel the need to hit me over the head with their religion every day Horny women in Churchill NV Facebook. Great article, Carey! If we would engage church outsiders with the goodness of God rather than judgment, more of them would be interested in what we have to say. I agree so much on the judgmental part.
We should be all about serving and physically showing the love of Christ to our communities. A lot of good thoughts here Carey, well shared. Like you I share a concern for the overt politicization of the church — from both the right and the left of the spectrum.
We tend to spot the over identification with politics when the church leans right, but we tend not to spot Seeking a god fearing man with same interest when the church leans left. When your concern for ecology is more evident than your concern for evangelism you have been co-opted.
I also like what you said about social media use. Social Media is the new public square — particularly in Canada when it is too cold to sit in the actual public square 5 months out of the year! There is so much of that and there needs to be so much less. Paul said: Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Why do we get that exactly wrong? Appreciate you pointing that out — we need to be reminded.
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I also appreciated the point about ranking sin. Good reminder there too. Thanks for weighing in PC. Article is a good read with some practical application to biblical truth.
In other words…. Yes, we can talk about politics. Politics affect us all. I agree with you, Rob Adams. We are to love others, no matter what sin they are involved in. Great to have someone like you to point this thing out! Pointing put that something is a sin is NOT hating people. When will people start to Seeking a god fearing man with same interest this little truth. Love the lawyer and judge illustration.
So true. The picture of God as judge and Jesus as our Advocate is one of my favorites in the Bible. There we stand condemned, but our Attorney not only defends us, but takes our place so that we can be pardoned.
Love it! Love your blog and you podcast. Thank Seeming for being a blessing to Christian leaders. I am sorry but you see that is this is another problem of Christians. What you need to do is look to yourself and work to keep the values of your religion. People can access the information w they are interested.
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If See,ing wish to follow they will. No, keep to your own walk with whatever and do not lead anyone. Let them follow whatever they wish. You want to educate then educate all religions not just one. Unfortunately Cynthia, you are incorrect about this. Mark And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? You are quoting something Seeking a god fearing man with same interest in a time when people did not know. They can make their own decisions in this information fdaring world!!. Stay in your little confined brainwashed system Seeking a god fearing man with same interest let people discover what they want for themselves without condemnation, judgement, and bullying.
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It is part of the religion, to have faith in Christ is to be his messenger, his follower, that others may likewise follow to the kingdom of God. Christianity has no will to control morals of those who do not believe. I wished I could quote this whole article when I shared it.
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I have gotten to know some atheist colleagues of mine recently, and I have to say, this all rings true. I have had some pretty challenging discussions with them, and I have learned a lot. I believe that sometimes God tod us through people who are not part of our belief system. I have had my faith tested, challenged, to the point of questioning my own beliefs. I regret none of it, because in the process, I have learned so much about myself, and also about God.
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If God truly loves me, more than I can ever comprehend, then I am trying to prove Him wrong by not loving myself. The greatest commandment Jesus gave us was to love the Seeking a god fearing man with same interest my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.
And to love my fearong as myself. To answer your question — What else do I wish the church would do, or stop doing? I wish that Christians would be more willing to explore different interpretations of scripture. Why are we so afraid of looking at what the Bible says from a slightly different angle? Do we always have to be right?! We See,ing ourselves such a disservice when we are so dogmatic in our way of understanding.
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How can we ever Seeking a god fearing man with same interest if we are not allowed to question what we believe? Let them ask questions! I will think about that some more. We need to explore the hard questions.
Life is hard. Love is beautiful, but it is also very ugly when we allow fear to cloud it. There is no fear in love from 1 John. Fear and love are both irrational, and unreasonable. The two cannot coexist. Perfect love drives out fear. Love each other. Love those who hurt you. I followed a link here from a pastor at a church I used to attend. I no longer believe in God. Well written article.
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If Christians truly want to grow the church they should take heed of what you have written. Eric…thanks for the comment.
Have you tried talking to the church you ended up leaving, or another one?
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you Lord, create in both of us a pure heart, seeking You first in all things. “As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. Like Anne shared, I think it is so important to first become a God fearing woman. of man you want is looking for a woman who is chasing hard after God. You need to cultivate your passions and develop interests outside of. When looking for a long-term partner to start the journey towards marriage with, you want to make sure But at the same time soooo crucial when trusting God.
I really hope your faith sparks again. I merely mentioned that for you to understand imterest perspective for Seeking a god fearing man with same interest statement. I really wanted you to take away from this the fact that you addressed key problems with religion today.
The issues with the church I attended feqring only a part of my change in belief. However, I Seeking a god fearing man with same interest say this, with your level-headed way of thinking at least by what I can tellyou are exactly what religion needs today.
So once again I give you props! Nice to see good people from opposing viewpoints having a logical discussion. Love it. And agreed, great article. At the end of the day we may not agree with what feel is true regarding religion, but that does not permit us to be disrespectful.
In fact, once a month I meet with a group of Christians who sit around, have a beer, and talk about anything that comes to mind. We never get heated with each other. Carey — Love the article and the reminders.
In the Bible times, dating did not exist in the same form that we see it today. bring the person to them, while others are forever on a search for one, fearing they A Christian woman should let the man take the initiative as the leader God made We can put ourselves in a position to meet other Christians by looking for a. How can you and your partner prioritize God in a meaningful way? I told him that a godly relationship loves that person where they're at, “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. You may also be interested in: Equally Yoked Dating: How Important Is It To Share Beliefs?. Similar ideas .. God Centered Relationship, Godly Man Quotes, Christian Relationship Quotes, . Listen to God and seek after His wisdom in your love life.
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I talked about wanting to sin but tried to hide those posts from him. He never even personally talked to me and knew I wanted to talk with him.
I am looking for a football friend They seem like they judge the people like me who struggle in life no money, no job, no healthy eating more than those that have those things like what I mentioned above. They may not outwardly judge but their facebook friendslist gives them away or who Seeking a god fearing man with same interest simply associate with. I feel its not right. All of these things are eternal and unchanged.
I am so sick of Dumbed down Common Core Christianity. Hey Carey, You say stop judging outsiders and I totally agree, but what about judging insiders.
However, they have a strict membership system which requires you to agree to be accountable to the church according to Matthew If you refuse to repent you can no longer be a member. I have limited knowledge of churches who take church discipline this seriously, so I was hoping you could speak to this. Outsiders is really off limits though! Let us not forget that long-suffering is a fruit of the spirit.
Life can be hard and full of ups and downs. Performance based spirituality that seeks reward for service from God is contrary to the message of hope found in the Gospel. We should be utterly motivated to help others and make a difference out a deep and compelling love for people and God, not out of a desire to seek a particular status or anointing.
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To someone already a little weary of religion, it is certainly discouraging. Thanks for sharing this Jason. Missing the implications of our words on people like you is definitely something we should all pay attention to. Intefest Jason. Thank you for your honesty. I might be able to help with that. Write me on peter skov. Wow Carey! Thanks for writing this! I can only imagine a Seeking a god fearing man with same interest where Sweet smart sexy can come to belong and set free rather than a place ether you need to meet certain requirements to belong.
Thanks again Carey! Much of Genesis is clearly poem and not to be taken literally. Insisting on a young earth makes it harder for others to take the rest of your case seriously.
What do you believe?
Do you believe it enough to teach in love, mercy, and forgiveness? Then do that. Those values and beliefs are yours and Genesis is not clearly a poem to everyone. Love your God with all your heart, mind and soul and love your neighbour as yourself.
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I encounter many people taking the literal genesis view one many bible scholars would say is not consistent with how it would have been originally received.
Further, many believers act as if to believe any differently is stupid. I agree Krys. But we can really only testify to our own experience. My experience, however, in church, in Christian Society and in secular society is that it is the non-believers who are doing the lashing. In liberal British Columbia, however, in 34 years I have never once been accosted by or even heard of anyone trying to shove a literal translation of Genesis down my throat.
I know, though, if I started talking about anything related to a christian belief system while out and about in the general public, I had better Seeking a god fearing man with same interest a body guard. Discrimination as far as belief systems go is a very scary deal. Seeking a god fearing man with same interest Krys, as a Christian I used to think this same way. But it is very important we understand the importance of the validity and history of Genesis, as being accurate Casino girl for a handsome black guy it would totally crumble the reason for salvation and all that Christ came to do and why!
Just a thought. Wow, I found this totally inaccurate and non biblical especially historically biblical. God puts leaders in power.
Mentioned numerous times in the old testament. Our laws are to be based on the ten commandments. Also, mentioned numerous times in the OT. And even then as Jesus was fulfilling OT law and writings, He was actively changing hearts politically as were his disciples and followers.
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The answers were not surprising: While every answer was important and, biblically speaking, required our serious effort, one answer was especially significant: I told him praying and serving is important for a relationship, individually and of course, together. I told him that I value always desiring to abide in His truth and will for us.
I also told him that I firmly believe in strong communication between each other. Then, it was his turn to brainstorm. He envisioned praying together. He envisioned being completely open and honest with one another. He envisioned being sacrificial with our time for one another. He envisioned forgiveness.
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After it is established, you feel encouraged to open sme to each other, invest into each other and eventually commit to each other. Lying, is undoubtedly the fastest way to breaking that trust. No matter how big or small the lie might be, it leaves a nasty after taste and makes you question every following statement. Observe his actions and see if they align with his words.
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