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Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by Klassified
On the one hand "our righteous acts are like filthy rags" Isaiah 64:6 And on the other hand we "are of more value than many sparrows" Matt. 10:31
Just curious, does using Cartesian Skepticism to analyze the flip side to every coin ever mentally or spiritually leave you feeling drained?!
How much of this have you seen since you fell from grace?
Thanks for sharing your story and i'm sorry it has a sad ending.
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Originally posted by Klassified
reply to post by deadeyedick
Not as much as when I was in the church to be sure. Though it wasn't exactly happening all the time there either. But what I have seen has been just as amazing. And lasting usually. Unlike some of the times I was asked by people in the church why their healing didn't last. Not always an easy question to answer, especially when that person is deeply hurt emotionally. Of course, it's always their own fault the healing didn't last. Or they weren't really healed to start with. That's what the church often teaches anyway.
A good question. Thanks.
Oops. Almost forgot. For me at least, the ending is very happy. I feel freer now than I've ever felt. As well, I don't have the sword of Damocles hanging over my head.
edit on 6/28/2012 by Klassified because: eta
But my guess is you really haven't fallen away completely. I see that you try to over analyse everything. Why do you have to figure it all out? You don't have to. It says in the bible "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved". You don't have to go crazy over figuring it all out. Again you think you fallen away but God has new plans for you, you'll see.
If I remember correctly, the Bahai believe that all the "spiritual" leaders throughout history were sent by God to unify mankind into a global civilization.