A journey into Grace and Truth, in my own unique manner of speaking.
I'm not a millionaire duck hunter, I'm not a harbinger of end times eschatology, I don't vilify gay people or Arabs, I'm not a ranch owner who stole from the government for years, I'm not a corporation, I don't own a sports team, I don't wave any country's flag, I believe in peace, I'm not greedy, I don't want to see anyone die, I worship Jesus not any person or people groups, I don't persecute anyone, and I don't have a show on Fox News.
No wonder I'm not that popular with many people on here.
Very interesting read. It's worth noting that more and more of what the church fathers and writers of scripture believed is becoming more prominent in this age. I enjoy delving into that era. My friend Richard Murray, who can be found at his blog here, http://www.thegoodnessofgod.com/, with some great information:
FOUR REASONS THE EARLY CHURCH DID NOT BELIEVE "HELL" LASTS FOREVER
Today, many people disagree on how guilty criminals should be treated. Is the purpose of punishment, the argument goes, to rehabilitate the criminal by reforming his character? Or, rather, is the purpose of punishment to inflict eye-for-an-eye retaliation on the wrongdoer? Put another way, is our motive for punishment revenge or rescue?
This same analysis can be applied to God's purpose for Hell. Is God's motive in allowing sinners to go to Hell a form of "revenge" upon the sinner, or is God's motive rather to ultimately "rescue" the sinner from his own fallen n…
The American Christians™ who promote and justify violence and hate, and then feign being shocked and appalled when children act out violently and cast aversion and blame on everyone else, are so devious to me. Their disreputable character once again has been revealed.
Where do you think the world truly learns their violence from? What message do you think truly raises up a society that feels violence is how to deal with issues of contention.
American Christians™, you are so eager blame satan? You say they were born with a blood lust? You are so quick to look outward, especially at those you hold bigoted views of.
Well, American Christians™, you are gravely mistaken. They have learned their reliance on, and need for violence from you!!!
Your American Church™, you and your American Christian™ teachings of violence, your worship of a nordic false god who salivates at the chance to steal, kill, and destroy. The evil false god that commits genocide. The American Christian™ god that you c…
I want to talk to you today about love. I mean, do we even really know what love is? Most of our definitions of love have been shaped from various influences, maybe Disney movies like Snow White, Cinderella, or Tangled, romance novels, TV shows, Hollywood movies, our friends, our parents, and maybe even music.
Everyone has a song that either makes them happy they are in love or sad that they were in love.
In 1984 Tina Turner released the third single from her album ‘Private Dancer’, it was called “What’s love got to do with it”. It became a huge success for her and almost everyone has heard her song.
But does it really represent love in a positive way? Listen to some of the lyrics:
“What’s love but a second hand emotion”
“What’s love but a sweet old fashioned notion”
“It scares me to feel this way”
“Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken”
Tina’s question was “what’s love got to do with it” and her answer made love sound like something not important or something that only causes pa…