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God Will Not Be Mocked

Charles41 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 7:26 PM
Mike, shame is the unavoidable natural consequence of sin. In a way, because as Paul said what I did in my far distant past only became what now I am only ashamed of, I suppose having become aware of it because of my commitment to Christ in a way increased my shame. Being smarter is not a bad thing, becoming aware of the truth only increases my chances of survival. I suppose, in the light of that it is possible to say I desire the knowledge that my former life was shameful. I can also wish for the sake of my children's children (11 so far) my prayer to God is for many more who may see the shame of their past lives.
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:24 PM
Charles: Of course. Shame is what helps us to be potty trained; but that has nothing to do with the belief that God is punishing us.
Charles41 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:37 PM
No that belief comes from understanding God. God will no be mocked, as a man sows, or a nation, so shall he reap. It ain't a game son.
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:05 AM
Charles: No, that belief comes from a personal desire to increase your shame as you so clearly wrote: “I suppose having become aware of it because of my commitment to Christ in a way increased my shame”. As such, you create an image of God that suites your emotional needs.

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