That's interesting, since Jesus said, "I have not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it." (Matthew 5: 17).
But...you've read it....the whole book, that is....
I suppose whichever of the three of four possible Johns who wrote the "ending which is amazing" didn't know that.
He fulfilled the law by paying the penalty for the law. Law is there to point us towards Him. When the law reveals all our sins to us, we realize we couldn't possibly keep the law. When we accept that Christ paid our debt for breaking the laws, we are freed from their grip and are no longer held captive by sin.
I would go on, but I'm fairly certain you don't really want to have a spiritual conversation.
How embarrassing. You really should have read the entire book before using it to make your point. The ending is amazing, and if you take it's advice, it totally wipes out the laws in the Torah/Pentateuch. Interesting that so many people can interpret this ancient text without ever studying it, or at the very least, actually reading it.posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 12:12
Coming up next: Huge taxpayer bailouts go to the insurance companies that went belly up because young healthy people didn't sign up to pay the bills. There is a provision for this in the bill that nobody read before they passed it.posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:27
So much for the free healthcare millions voted for.posted @ Monday, December 23, 2013 - 14:31
[quote][b]curiouscat[/b] - Pot smoking is just, if not more, harmful on the body as cigarette smoking. It may not have nicotine in it, but when it is held in the lungs, the tars do their job. I do think it should be legal for adults, but to say "it is harmless" is simply not true.
No filter either.
[quote][b]PenelopePitstop[/b] - It's a plant that grows naturally. It harms no one. Why are kids being excluded from Mother Nature?
When will the right-wingers stop depriving our youth of their pursuit of happiness?
Opium poppies grow naturally too.posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 23:03
DUH!posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 15:32
That is the most unintelligent insane rant I have read in a long time. Where do you get your information from? I highly doubt that straight teens think its cool to be gay all of a sudden. Their hormones alone wouldn't allow it. Do you even know any gay people? If you do please ask them if its a choice they made or if they were born that way. I promise their answer will be that its not a choice. Please please please provide some sort of documentation from a legitimate source regarding the gay fad in high schools across our country. By the way the sky is falling and soylent green is people.
I work with teenagers everyday. This is my source. You can't make crap like that up. My point is there are people choosing that lifestyle. Yes, I know gay people.
Running an all day Duck Dynasty marathon (including Phil) on Christmas isn't exactly standing firm in your decision.
Running next season's 8 episodes, starring Phil Robertson, probably isn't either.
#hypocrites #weasels #moneyrules
You are wrong homosexuality is not a sin. People are born that way it is not a choice. Why would anyone purposely choose a lifestyle where they will be discriminated against and ridculed by their peers growing up. God my very well have influenced the people who wrote the bible but it seems to me that some of those men took advantage of what they were doing and added some of their own views and agendas.
Humans don't decide what is, or isn't a sin, only God can do that. We are too biased and wouldn't be fair judges. Any sinful lifestyle comes with negative consequences. Some doctors think that alcoholics are born with the disease of alcoholism. Alcoholics don't want to be slaves to addiction and ruin their lives, but they can't stop that intense desire to feel alcohol pumping through their bodies. Alcoholics can make the choice to not act on those desires. Any of us, no matter what our sexual orientation, can choose to not act on it. Another disturbing fact about homosexuality among young people is that it's a fad. In Clarke Central it's considered cool to be gay and so a lot of kids are "being gay" to fit in. I know that sounds radical but it's the truth in high schools all over the country. Then there is the nature factor. In any of the Kingdoms of taxonomy, natures #1 goal is to reproduce and carry on the species. Homosexuality does not promote reproduction. I think that is why God is against it, because it fights against His creation.
Yeah but the bible wasnt written by god it was written by man so theres really no way to tell if its really gods word or someone elses personal agenda. Being gay is not something that people choose they are born that way so why would god create someone who is destined to be a sinner?
God wrote the Bible through men, all scripture is inspired by the Spirit. God doesn't create us to sin He doesn't want us to, but He gives us free will. We all choose sin over God, we can't help ourselves. Even after we come to Jesus we are sinners and continue to sin. The difference is we realize how bad our sin really is and that the only way to get forgiveness is through Jesus. We all have our weaknesses and temptations. It's a choice whether we carry out our desires. I don't hate alcoholics, but getting drunk is a sin. I don't hate conceited people, but being conceited is a sin. I don't hate homosexuals, but being homosexual is a sin. I am a sinner and I sin all the time, that is why I need Jesus.
Please show all of us where Jesus said anything about homosexuality. You cant because he didnt.
News flash : Jesus is God. Whatever God has spoken Jesus has spoken. God sees all sins as equal. There are no really bad sins or not so bad sins, they are all equally bad and against God. All humans are sinners equally, no matter what the sin.
That's Old Testament, Leviticus I believe. In the New Testament, Jesus said nothing about gays. Live and let live. Jesus was a liberal.
Dude, you seriously need to take a theology course before you comment about Biblical truths.
@Realist: are they like unicorns?posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:37
The entire family should publicly say how they feel about homosexuality. Do you think A&E will suspend them all or cancel the show? I would love to watch them squirm as they decide how strongly they really stand with the gay community. I have the feeling $$$$$$ might get in the way of that commitment.posted @ Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:51
If you get caught serving minors in Fl. it's $600 fine and you could face up to a year in jail. What happens here?posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 19:59
So the dude that licked a stack of taco shells and posted a picture on facebook should get $15 per hour?posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 14:01
I had a feeling it was a suicide, nothing else made sense. So sad she couldn't find a way out of her despair.
If someone you know threatens suicide, starts to give things away, loses interest in things they used to love, or seems overly sad or angry, you need to get them help. Get them to the hospital, they probably won't want to go. When all else fails call 911.
So sad for everyone involvedposted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 21:26
So uh, Amazon can handle how many people flooding their site all at once?
But our government can't handle a fraction of that number after spending millions of OUR money, and having three years to get it up and running. Unacceptable, they couldn't find their way out of a wet paperbag.
grossposted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 08:10
If you want to be a pastor of a Christian Church you got to go all in. It ain't multiple choice, homeboy!posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 13:44
Let's make drugs legal and easier to buy. We could have a community full of this guy!posted @ Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:09
Like I tell my kids: Have you worn those shoes to Walmart? Have you worn those shoes in a public bathroom? Well then, Walmart and the public bathroom floors are on your shoes!posted @ Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:30
Enough with the lipstick on the pig!
My new deductible is $10,000, but I don't mind because they have the same plan on Modern Family! How cool is that?posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 08:36
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