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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:18 PM
*does a little victory dance*
Edited by Skipper, 06 September 2006 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:24 PM
3rd.... Wow. In the top 3 twice in a row
My post before I was locked out:
POV - Firstly JW's are not Christians, as Skip has already stated they don't believe in the deity of Christ and have some other weird ideas like only 144,000 get into heaven or something like that, they're very works orientated too I believe. Also, they're very narrow minded when it comes to "evangelism", it's almost as if they have a script they need to go through and aren't willing to deviate from that.
Secondly, getting into heaven is not based on how good you are, it's based on whether you have a working and growing relationship with Jesus. The Bible says that "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (emphasis mine), it doesn't matter how good any of us are, we are all sinners. Sin isn't just the "bad" things we do, it's the deliberate rebellion of turning our backs on God.
The only assurance that any of us are getting into heaven is that we have a growing and working relationship with Jesus and that we have repented of our sins (I know that sounds old and preachy). Repentance is a 180 degree turn from living a rebellious life. It could be compared to going cold turkey on smoking. Repentance isn't a one off thing either, it's a continual thing, it can really be seen just as one big self improvement drive to become a truly better person.
Anyway, Revelation is a challenge, even for the most knowledgable theologian. But that doesn't mean it should be ignored or even be feared. There is some great stuff in there, particularly the part where God is triumphant.
I was one of those people that was really into End Times Prophecies, books, the whole works, right up until I studied Eschatology at Bible College (it comes from the Greek word eschatos which means last). The whole subject did my head in and I have steered clear of all of that stuff with a 10 foot pole up until recently. We've been studying the first part of Revelation at church and subsequently in our home groups where I've had the challenge of leading the studies. If anything, Revelation should inspire us to stay on our guard and to not compromise the truth that we know.
Anyway, enough said.
There are a few Christians in this years Idol by the looks of things. I had a sneaking suspicion that Mutto was one when he sang Meant To Live by Switchfoot for his Final 12 performance, it was kinda confirmed when he had "hope" written on his hand.
Well, I think I should get some lunch.
Take care all.
Still praying for you Ruth *hugs*
Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:33 PM
WOW!!! I post and go away for 10 mins and we have a new thread
[quote]If anything, Revelation should inspire us to stay on our guard and to not compromise the truth that we know.[quote]
That is true. We did Revelation in our Bible Study group and it took us over a YEAR to do...it was pretty heavy
Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:42 PM
A Christian by definition (not by mine - check it out in the dictionary) believe that Jesus is "the Christ".
To be a Christian you need to belive that Jesus is the Son of God (or part of the Trinity).
It is not alienating people to make the destinction between who is Christian and who isn't. It's a fact of life. I think it's more important to be truthful to those who ask, than to dodge the question or even lie about it to keep the peace and to make everybody happy.
Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you realize that when the Pharisees heard your statement they were offended?"
He answered, "Any plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted.
Leave them alone! They are blind leaders. When one blind person leads another, both will fall into the same pit."
The truth is offensive to those who don't want to hear it. The truth cuts deep -
Hebrews 4:12 God's word is living and active. It is sharper than any two-edged sword and cuts as deep as the place where soul and spirit meet, the place where joints and marrow meet. God's word judges a person's thoughts and intentions.
Preaching the word of God or speaking the truth about certain matters is going to be offensive to many in the secular world, no matter how loving we are when we say it. We cannot expose darkness without making those who love darkness cranky and offended.
I don't want to approach the throne of judgement when that day comes and say to God, "Sorry, I had the chance to speak truth into people's lives, but I didn't because I didn't want to offend anyone."
Before I post, I think "What would Jesus do?"
Would Jesus hold back?
This is MY belief.
I won't stop speaking the truth and shining light into the darkness unless I have scriptual evidence to tell me to stop.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:10 PM
Fair enough. You do what you think is right, and so will I. It is wrong for me to not speak out. I won't be silent.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:18 PM
Skip, I just had to post & say I get a giggle everytime I see your sig - your little boy is so cute!
Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:27 PM
I wish I could get a giggle right about now... The attitude monster has hit and he is screaming in rage because he doens't want to go to sleep. He has been screaming for ages....
Remind me why I did this again???
Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:38 PM
yep sure makes up when they say mum,dad and runs to you with open arms for cuddles... Nate runs up and cuddles and says ahhhhhh....there are more good points then bad.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:53 PM
DD and I were just playing "Ready steady .... [runs to mummy] .... HUG!!!!" THAT'S why we did it
Re. JW, mormons etc I think anyone should be welcome in this thread if they so desire to be here (just like POV!).
But I'm with Skip in terms of us not denying the truth of the gospel just because other people don't agree with it. I see that as no different to what I would say to someone who is agnostic or atheist or Wiccan or Pagan or whatever if asked ... our beliefs are different, we don't believe in the same God.
It saddens me though that there are some variations that obviously started out as the gospel and then someone came along and changed things and a lot of people are being deceived by false gospel. I hate that actually.
But I also understand people of whatever belief are offended at being told their 'gospel' or what they believe is false. So I'd only talk about it if someone asked me, not just for the sake of it. At least, not unless I had a close relationship with them and felt like it would be right to broach it.
BG#11 already ... every time I blink it's a new thread!!!! Will we catch the Goddesses?!
Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:10 PM
Thankyou Bondia. I am the same. I won't be putting this stuff out there unless asked. I believe that God gives us opportunities to share - and when they present themselves I will grab them!! If I bring up this stuff without being invited, then I may as well grab my bible and shove it down their throat.
POV - isn't flying about on broomsticks a little old fashioned? Isn't about time you upgraded to an Electrolux?
Posted 06 September 2006 - 06:01 PM
shhhh skip, I'm saving up for a Dyson!
I could lend you my Kirby in the meantime...
Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:05 PM
Vaccuum? What's a vaccuum?
(And how on earth do you spell it anyway! )
Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:30 PM
I think Vacuum is the correct spelling.
POV - How bout I send the lot over with the instructional video and you can learn how to use it yourself.... though I didn't see a flying manual in there.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:48 PM
Donna....am praying for you and for Sam xxx
Skip and Bondia - I think the same as you
Skipper - What is a Kirby and POV - why do you want her Kirby?? ROFL
Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:02 PM
Ooooh, for a Dyson...if we could get an airborne squad of those we could HEPA filter smog and pollution! My only question is - because they suck, would that propel us backwards or forwards? Would we ride them hose to the back or hose to the front? Because I personally like the hose to the front look, it kind of has that mythical, Mother Goose quality to it. Oh, and yes - this could be a problem...
they have that cyclonic action, would you just end up going in circles???Perhaps drag racing instead?
OK...totally serious now:
More of the Bali 9 have been sentenced to death-by-firing squad. I know the prospect of life in a Bali prison would be horrible, but life - even convicted criminals lives - are precious in God's sight. Please pray for them and their families...pray that they could trust in Jesus and face their execution with assurance of his total power to save them from the eternal grave. And pray that our politicians will pull out all stops to change what they can.
patscat - praying for Sam!
Edited by Shoshoi, 06 September 2006 - 08:05 PM.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:17 PM
I personally like the hose to the front lookI dunno, that sounds a little phallic to me
Death penalty .... grrrrr Very sad situation.
Edited by Bondia, 06 September 2006 - 09:18 PM.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:45 PM
Hi girls, just catching up!
re steve Irwin being Christian. I have no idea if he was but I know his wife is. They played an old interview with her on Light fm. In it she spoke about how she explained death to bindi when she asked. I certainly found it comforting to know that she is Christian and that she and the kids will have the comfort of their faith in this horrible time and into the future.
reIVF. here's the Cahtolic take on it. besides the obvious problem of too many embryos(human beings) being created and then frozen(is it right to freeze people?) and the possible loss of those lives when too many are created, the Catholic Church also teaches that procreation is to be a part of the loving union between a husband and a wife. to take the creation of life out of the context of a loving union between a married couple is to work outside His plan. I know it is a lot more complicated than that, but that's it put simply. (the church also teaches that every life created whether within God's plan or outside it is still a precious soul with the potential to live eternally with God. I guess its all a part of the mystery!!)
Donna praying for your little fella!
Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:46 PM
Funkychick - a kirby is the most expensive vacuum cleaner I have ever laid eyes on, and I don't know HOW I got suckered into buying one! It sucks really really well. You can suck dead skin cells and dustmites out of your matress, you can shampoo your carpets with it, heck you can change light bulbs with it.
When it vacs, it vibrates the carpet, shaking the dirt that may have gone deep down, loose so it can be sucked up.
It's excellent for asthmatics, because nothing goes back out into the air like regular vac cleaners.
That's it in a nutshell.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:01 PM
I love reading your posts, you seem so wise. I have also read a post of yours in Relationships which I found very useful.
I am a youngish mum of 3, you are obviously "slightly" ahead of me in the marriage/motherhood dept.
I am feeling very undisciplined in my life and was wondering if you could share with us how you manage your life, you come across as very organised etc..I guess you have had lots of practice.
Anyway, I love learning things from women who are more mature than me, do you have any wisdom to share with us. Maybe a new thread dedicated to this would be good.
Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:30 PM
you come across as very organised etc
Thankyou but I just have to rofl!!
Its amazing how a person can give a false impression on the net! I am so sorry to disappoint but I'm afraid that I sit amongst mess, I have weeks worth of folding to put away, Dinner tonight(after a day at school for me) was a combination of oven stuff(nuggets and chips) and ravioli_We did manage chicken and veges last night though! and before I could serve that up I first had to pack away the breakfast dishes. Oh and I have no milk for the morning and not enough bread for school lunches, so I'll be at the supermarket early!!
That being said everyone is healthy and everything seems to fall into place eventually, they even manage to get to bed on time most nights, mind you sometimes its not in pjs. Actually the primary aged ones worked out the other night that if they put on their school clothes before they went to bed we were more likely to get to school on time in the morning
I guess my only wisdom would be to not get too upset about life if things seem out of control. I figure if everyone is fed, healthy and fairly clean then things are going alright. The important thing in life is love and we have bucket loads of that!!
Edited by Shell12, 06 September 2006 - 11:32 PM.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:43 AM
Skipper ~ Your vacuum cleaner sounds COOL. No wonder POV was envious
Shell12 - I think you are an inspiration. I know some days I have trouble organinsing 2 children and then DH says "And you want another??" ROFL.
The important thing in life is love and we have bucket loads of that!!
Well its a wet and wild day here in Sydney this morning. Been pouring all night and blowing a gale. Wish I could stay curled up in bed
Have a good morning girls and I will be back later
Edited by funkychick, 07 September 2006 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:27 AM
Hi all ... just a quickie as DD is downstairs watching a dvd and I don't want to leave her long! She's watching "Wiggly Safari" the Wiggles dvd with Steve Irwin ... we needed to stock up as our collection is getting a bit boring ... and I found it today in K-Mart for $12.99 (incidently it's selling on ebay for $40 reserve - can you believe that?!?!)
Anyway it's very sad to see him so alive and passionate and think he's no longer here. Almost surreal, actually.
Thinking of you all. I need to have a sleep tiday as we had a wakeful night (DD has a cold, and DH couldn't sleep for some strange reason) ... so I won't be online during my usual lunchtime DD-break, but you guys are in my thoughts.
Edited by Bondia, 07 September 2006 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:33 AM
Good morning lovely ladies!!
How are we all today? Hope everyone is feeling ok. Good luck for the testing today patscat.
Mel - thinking of you as you wait for your BT results.
I've just gotten back from the doctors - a very frustrating visit. Bubs still isn't fully engaged, he thinks maybe the throat infection has put me off a bit because my body is focusing on getting rid of the bugs instead of pushing out a baby. Grrrr. At least bubs is still happy & healthy. I go back on Tuesday (due Monday) and see what's happening then. He reckons he won't let me go much past the 18th, so at least I have a definite goal now!
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