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originally posted by: Itisnowagain
How do you know that?
You can never experience anything outside your bubble and obviously the idea that there are millions of people on the other side of the planet is being experienced in your bubble.
Nothing can appear outside of you.
originally posted by: Itisnowagain
Look at a night time dream................it may appear to be full of separate things...........but it is one thing - a dream.
Romans 2:14 For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, 16 on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “YOU SHALL NOT COVET.” 8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died; 10 and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me; 11 for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12 So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;
a reply to: EasternShadow I don't believe in the trinity. I believe Jesus is the Holy Spirit. Jesus = son of man in the flesh Christ = son of God the Holy Spirit. But I believe God is the father and creator of his son and that they are not 1 but 2
So why do people seem to need god to give them happiness when plenty of people have all of that and more with no god at all. It just seems pointless to devote your life to a thing, so that you can have all of these benefits if you don’t really need to waste all of that time and effort and still have the nice things.
originally posted by: Damla
you made all this so complicated..right? all this feels like my head as is this night. i better speak now or i may not ever because this turns too peaceful every now and then..as the oracle of matrix said " know yourself"
Love in these verses is not a name of God. It is his nature. But we are not just to love for the sake of love then we would violate scriptures. Interesting that you make Christianity out to be like Buddhism. the pictue you put Bible verses on has a person in a crosslegged position with his fingers in a certan position. Do you know why his fingers are in that position? ( I will answer only if you can't).
1John 4:7 ¶ Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 ¶ And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 ¶ Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
1 Pet. 2:17: “Have love for the whole association of brothers.”
Is loving one’s fellowman what really counts?
There is no doubt about it, such love is important. (Rom. 13:8-10) But being a Christian involves more than simply being kind to our neighbor. Jesus said that his true disciples would be outstandingly identified by their love for one another, for fellow believers. (John 13:35) The importance of that is emphasized repeatedly in the Bible. (Gal. 6:10; 1 Pet. 4:8; 1 John 3:14, 16, 17) However, Jesus showed that even more important is our love for God himself, which is shown by our obedience to his commandments. (Matt. 22:35-38; 1 John 5:3)
How can a person know which religion is right?
(1) On what are its teachings based? ...
(2) Consider whether it is making known the name of God. ...
(3) Is true faith in Jesus Christ being demonstrated? ...
(4) Is it largely ritualistic, a formality, or is it a way of life?
(5) Do its members truly love one another? Jesus said: “By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.” (John 13:35) Such love reaches across racial, social, and national boundaries, drawing people together in genuine brotherhood. So strong is this love that it sets them apart as being truly different. When the nations go to war, who have enough love for their Christian brothers in other lands that they refuse to take up arms and kill them? That is what early Christians did.
(6) Is it truly separate from the world? ...
(7) Are its members active witnesses concerning God’s Kingdom? ...