posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:57 PM
Originally posted by jmdewey60
reply to post by sacgamer25
If what you are saying is true, then you should not be on this forum posting opinions on religion.
That is what does not make sense. If you are evil and you will be severely punished for giving false testimony and you are currently incapable of
giving true testimony , then why are you testifying?
You need to (in my opinion) realize you are a human being like everyone else and there is not this exalted position on earth above others which Jesus
is holding out for you if you could just achieve perfection first.
In many ways you are correct. I am not ready to be a teacher.
I am glad my brother that you understand what I am saying. I promise that in no way do I see what God has given me as anything more than what I asked
for. Honestly when I prayed for interpretation I didn’t even understand what I was praying for. I am no better than anyone else. If I did
anything of my own power it was only faith. God has done the rest. It is because I believe that God lives in me that I am humble. I am incapable of
doing anything great on my own. If I ever doing anything that changes the lives of men it will not be me at work but God at work through me.
So to your point about why I am here. You see some of the struggles I have are with my reactions. So in an online forum you do not see my reactions.
You do not see the look on my face when I don’t agree with someone. So I can hide behind a veil that protects you from the areas that I lack.
This forum is a perfect place for me because all types of believers post here. I do believe that the Holy Spirit has lead me here.
I do believe that I have a knowledge that may have been hidden in plain site for a long time. Given to me by God not because I am any better,
smarter, or more righteous than anyone else. Simply because it was his will to choose me.
Posting online challenges me. It makes me study the bible with even more fervor than before. In my job I drive almost 2 hours a day and I only
listen to the bible. I talk to my kids about God until they tell me enough. I put them to sleep every night with the bible playing putting them to
sleep. Not one of these desires is mine but they are the will of my father. So I listen to the Holy Spirit and it gives me a hunger for knowledge.
I am ready to share that knowledge with my friends, family and sometimes, even though it is taboo, with some of the people I work with. So you see
that I feel comfortable sharing my knowledge, with those I love and also with other believers online.
So you see having you and others question what I am saying builds me up. I do read and reread all my posts to ensure that I have kept anger and self
righteousness out of my posts. And even so sometimes I slip. So if I slip even after reading my own post then I know I am not quite ready to teach
someone face to face. Also the veil online gives me time to research when someone posts a question that I do not have the answer for right on the top
of my head. Where as in conversation I would simply have to say I don’t know.
Most of the questions that stump me come from avid church goers. And it not so much the question that stumps me it is how do I show them that what
they say does indeed contradict the message of Christ.
I do pray for you my brother that my posts on God’s will reaches you with ears ready to hear and an open heart ready to receive.
Always with love and may God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.