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Faulty Ideas About Marriage

Gabriela8 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 6:08 PM
Where's the joke? Are you a pagan, heathen, agnostic, or all three?
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Faulty Ideas About Marriage

Gabriela8 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 6:06 PM
The government is involved in morality, like it or not. Now it is fostering immortality.
Grubby, God isn't an accountant who seeks least-cost solutions and maximized profits. He is trying to save souls, and we are His helpers. He can put just about any amount of money in a person's hand that He wants (that's been my experience)--or a nations' coffers. It is not the case that God hasn't provided for the world--it is corrupt governments that mess up the economy (crony capitalism, communism). Christians take risks for God (under what is called "discernment" from friendship with and prayers to the Holy Spirit)--and the risks they take might cost more money than saved (in the end) or may result in their death (including death by martyrdom). Christ left his mother behind when He took up His Cross. The highest love is the love between God and the soul --this is one form of love, and the highest, imho. Then there's love of family, friends, country. One cannot say "it cost too much, therefore it was not God's will." Nor can one say "the person died, leaving family, therefore it was not God's will." God's will is inscrutable by outsiders. My argument was that it was conceivable (we cannot know--that is between God and the soul) if the Holy Spirit lead those missionaries to Africa to serve poor sick Ebola patients. God's logic is not man's logic--and the bible says as much in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Ann, is it possible to be called to a mission resulting in one's death? I think yes, Christians have been so called throughout history, and even today--Christians take big risks for God, and sometimes, lose their lives in the process. That does NOT prove (including expensive medical treatments) that God did not call the person to that service. Plenty of logic there Ann, which you cannot refute. So you can write any columns you like, but you cannot refute the fact that Christianity was started by a Person who was sent to die a horrible death for us. I usually like your columns, but that one wasn't so good. Just because someone disagrees with you does not mean they're illogical. You can make mistakes...and we'll still like and admire you. God has His own logic, and that logic may include self-sacrifice to the point of death.
We're probably going to have a pandemic anyway--because our border is open and our national security apparatus seems to be mainly directed against law-abiding citizens. There's a lot of perversity in the executive branch, wouldn't you say?
You're mixing up two gospel passages. Peter did not try to change the topic, but professed his love for Christ three times (to make up for the thrice denial). The other passage was when Christ called one disciple to him and the other said something like "shouldn't he come, too?" and Christ said words to the effect "not necessarily."
Ann, I don't know. The Holy Spirit leads the devout soul, and you cannot know what is between God and the soul. Would the Holy Spirit ever lead a soul to a place where the body will die? Yes, that can happen and has happened throughout history (it's called martyrdom) . Remember when Peter ran into Christ (had a vision of Christ) on the road away from Rome, and Peter said "Lord, where are you going?" and the Lord replied "I'm going to Rome to be crucified." (Peter turned around and was crucified upside down.) Christ prophesied the same when he told Peter that he would be bound and led to where he did not want to go. Sometimes we die in the line of Christian duty. Charity begins at home, but it doesn't have to end there.
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The Loophole is Obama

Gabriela8 Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 5:46 PM
The loophole is not going to be easy to close. If Obama were impeached, Biden would become President. What would change?
Put the woman in jail and throw away the key.
What an awful thing to say about another human being. Poor Eric Cantor. Keep your gaydar to yourself, please.
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