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How can a nation please God? Is America on the road to peace with God?

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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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For this thread, I will use the Epistle of Barnabas. This hidden treasure of wisdom reveals a plan of action for the individual and the nation. Reflecting on this treatment of truth reveals the work we all still have in front of us to improve the lives of everyone in the world. Epistle of Barnabas

Barnabas 21:1
It is good therefore to learn the ordinances of the Lord, as many as
have been written above, and to walk in them. For he that doeth these
things shall be glorified in the kingdom of God; whereas he that
chooseth their opposites shall perish together with his works. For
this cause is the resurrection, for this the recompense.

This verse is the summary of an outline that Barnabas produces for how we approach our own righteousness. How is our nation doing on these points? The next two posts will outline how we can seek the light and how we fail to please God by seeking darkness.


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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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Seeking the LIGHT

Barnabas 19:1
This then is the way of light, if anyone desiring to travel on the
way to his appointed place would be zealous in his works. The
knowledge then which is given to us whereby we may walk therein is as
follows.

Barnabas 19:2
Thou shalt love Him that made thee, thou shalt fear Him that created
thee, thou shalt glorify Him that redeemed thee from death; thou
shalt be simple in heart and rich in spirit; thou shalt not cleave to
those who walk the way of death; thou shalt hate everything that is
not pleasing to God; thou shalt hate all hypocrisy; thou shalt never
forsake the commandments of the Lord.

Barnabas 19:3
Thou shalt not exalt thyself, but shalt be lowly minded in all
things. Thou shalt not assume glory to thyself. Thou shalt not
entertain a wicked design against thy neighbor; thou shalt not admit
boldness into thy soul.

Barnabas 19:4
Thou shalt not commit fornication, thou shalt not commit
adultery, thou shalt not corrupt boys. The word of God shall not
come forth from thee where any are unclean. Thou shalt not make a
difference in a person to reprove him for a transgression. Thou shalt
be meek, thou shalt be quiet, thou shalt be fearing the words
which thou hast heard. Thou shalt not bear a grudge against thy
brother.

Barnabas 19:5
Thou shalt not doubt whether a thing shall be or not be. Thou shalt
not take the name of the Lord in vain. Thou shalt love thy
neighbor more than thine own soul. Thou shalt not murder a child by
abortion, nor again shalt thou kill it when it is born. Thou shalt
not withhold thy hand from thy son or daughter, but from their youth
thou shalt teach them the fear of God.

Barnabas 19:6
Thou shalt not be found coveting thy neighbors goods; thou shalt not
be found greedy of gain. Neither shalt thou cleave with thy soul to
the lofty, but shalt walk with the humble and righteous. The
accidents that befall thee thou shalt receive as good, knowing that
nothing is done without God. Thou shalt not be double minded nor
double tongued.

Barnabas 19:7
Thou shalt be subject unto thy masters as to a type of God in shame
and fear. Thou shalt not command in bitterness thy bondservant or
thine handmaid who set their hope on the same God, lest haply, they
should cease to fear the God who is over both of you; for He came not
to call with respect of persons, but to call those whom the Spirit
hath prepared.

Barnabas 19:8
Thou shalt make thy neighbor partake in all things, and shalt not say
that anything is thine own. For if ye are fellow partakers in that
which is imperishable, how much rather shall ye be in the things
which are perishable. Thou shalt not be hasty with thine own tongue,
for the mouth is the snare of death. So far as thou art able, thou
shalt be pure for thy soul's sake.

Barnabas 19:9
Be not thou found holding out thy hands to receive, and drawing
them in to give. Thou shalt love as the apple of thine eye every
one that speaketh unto thee the word of the Lord.

Barnabas 19:10
Thou shalt remember the day of judgment night and day, and thou
shalt seek out day by day the persons of the saints, either laboring
by word and going to exhort them and meditating how thou mayest save
souls by thy word, or thou shalt work with thy hands for a ransom for
thy sins.

Barnabas 19:11
Thou shall not hesitate to give, neither shalt thou murmur when
giving, but thou shalt know who is the good paymaster of thy reward.
Thou shalt keep those things which thou hast received, neither adding
to them nor taking away from them. Thou shalt utterly hate the Evil
One. Thou shalt judge righteously.

Barnabas 19:12
Thou shalt not make a schism, but thou shalt pacify them that contend
by bringing them together. Thou shalt confess thy sins. Thou shalt
not betake thyself to prayer with an evil conscience. This is the
way of light.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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The way of Darkness.

Barnabas 20:1
But the way of the Black One is crooked and full of a curse. For it
is a way of eternal death with punishment wherein are the things that
destroy men's souls--idolatry, boldness, exhalation of power,
hypocrisy, doubleness of heart, adultery, murder, plundering, pride,
transgression, treachery, malice, stubbornness, witchcraft, magic,
covetousness, absence of the fear of God;

Barnabas 20:2
persecutors of good men, hating the truth, loving lies, not
perceiving the reward of righteousness, not cleaving to the good
nor to the righteous judgment, paying no heed to the widow and the
orphan, wakeful not for the fear of God but for that which is evil;
men from whom gentleness and forbearance stand aloof and far off;
loving vain things, pursuing a recompense, not pitying the poor man,
not toiling for him that is oppressed with toil, ready to slander,
not recognizing Him that made them murderers of children, corrupters
of the creatures of God, turning away from him that is in want,
oppressing him that is afflicted, advocates of the wealthy, unjust
judges of the poor, sinful in all things.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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How long has man been given to show their worth to God? From Adam to Noah was 2000 years. Form Noah to Jesus was 2000. From Jesus to our day and age is 2000. The 1000 years of rest comes when Jesus returns. Barnabas gives us this clearly.

Barnabas 15:4
Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He
meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all
things to an end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years;
and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of
the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six
days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end.


Barnabas 15:5
And He rested on the seventh day. this He meaneth; when His Son
shall come, and shall abolish the time of the Lawless One, and shall
judge the ungodly, and shall change the sun and the moon and the
stars, then shall he truly rest on the seventh day.

Barnabas 21:2
I entreat those of you who are in a higher station, if ye will
receive any counsel of good advice from me, keep amongst you those to
whom ye may do good. Fail not.

Barnabas 21:3
The day is at hand, in which everything shall be destroyed together
with the Evil One. The Lord is at hand and his reward.

Barnabas 21:4
Again and again I entreat you; be good lawgivers one to another;
continue faithful councilors to yourselves; take away from you all
hypocrisy.


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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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God just sent me a text message. He is very angry with America.

If people would like to please their god they should follow the scripture they were given. Instead of living a life of sin.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by Truth4Thought
reply to post by SuperiorEd
 


God just sent me a text message. He is very angry with America.

If people would like to please their god they should follow the scripture they were given. Instead of living a life of sin.


Very true. Try as we may, we cannot live apart from sin. Even the best of us will find it hard to live up to the standards set by God. Grace is given to us as unmerited favor. Luckily for us, Jesus set us free from the works that we can never accomplish. Faith produces works, but works cannot produce faith.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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I just got a text message for Satan and he says America is doomed!



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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America needs more Prayer!



And more Prada bags



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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Don't things like this normaly happen when nations try to please god/gods? I thought we were past all that




posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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Haha, this title should be in the "Joke" Thread!

"America on the road to peace with God.."

That has made my day! *Wipes tear away from eye*



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Unfortunately for us I think your second statement is true as evidenced by the current state of the world.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by Atzil321
Don't things like this normaly happen when nations try to please god/gods? I thought we were past all that



Depends on which God. If they are trying to please an idol made from matter, then it happens. If they try to please God from the true temple of the heart, then what follows is peace and joy for all men. Here is an example of our leaders trying to please Molech.

This is the gathering of world leaders at the Bohemian Grove. We can know them by their fruit.




posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by SmoKeyHaZe
Haha, this title should be in the "Joke" Thread!

"America on the road to peace with God.."

That has made my day! *Wipes tear away from eye*


Are you misquoting for a reason? IS America on the road to peace with God? The answer is no if you look at its leaders actions. The answer is yes if you check the millions of believers who do the opposite in their daily lives. Thankfully for America, there is a strong remnant of believers attempting to live their lives correctly. It is a daily struggle for anyone who is actually trying.

2 Peter 3:3

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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2Chr.7
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


Since this a picture of America now the above will only come true if followed.


2Tim.3
[1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
[2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
[3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
[5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
[6] For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
[7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by SuperiorEd

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.



Well, say something ridiculous, scoffers are gonna scoff

And with good reason until you can provide evidence for such ridiculous claims



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Prezbo369

Originally posted by SuperiorEd

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.



Well, say something ridiculous, scoffers are gonna scoff

And with good reason until you can provide evidence for such ridiculous claims


Exactly what did I say that was ridiculous? Most of what was said is quoted from the Epistle of Barnabas. The light is divided from the darkness clearly. There is nothing ridiculous about connecting context to current events. This allows us to see clearly form our dimly lit view.

1 Corinthians 13

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Honestly Ed there's not much you post that isn't ridiculous

Instead of telling folk how they should/shouldnt live their lives, making unsupported claims and assumptions, how about telling them exactly why they should listen to you (I.E. why anyone should pay attention to the books you are quoting).

Yes I'm talking about the source, or the mirror image guy or whatever you prefer to call it



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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God only cares about individuals, not nations.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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i just got a txt from god, he said i should sell tickets to heaven.... £20 for adults £10 for kids. i accept paypall and all major credit cards



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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Each person is a national unto himself.

What made America great in the past, was the faitfullness and hard work of individuals.

American collectivism only weakens the whole nation.

If it's to get back on track, it will be as a bottom up, emergent phenomenon, on an individualized basis, founded on love.

Each person is a national unto himself.



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