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I think that sums it up quite nicely.
I would like to add one more, just for clarification:
"This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference"
Originally posted by jhill76
reply to post by Unity_99
Karma is not there as punishment, its just a repeat and wake up call, for a person to learn the lessons and work through improving their love.
After looking at both you and Akragon responses, it seems you both have the same meaning, but just differ on terms; that karma is there as a resource to teach you to learn from past mistakes.
For example: A begger comes along, he asks you for money, you say no. Now, you find yourself in a situation, where you need to get money, and you ask your friend, but they say no. What instantly pops in your head: You think of your past situation with said begger. Now, moving forward you will be different in your approach if a begger or anyone else in need crosses your path. *This is not for all, as some are more hard headed and needs a more direct approach, but this method is the most common used by above.edit on 14-7-2012 by jhill76 because: (no reason given)
What I'm saying is There Is No Time at all, in the cosmos and once you're learnt your lesson, the past does not affect your present or near future any longer.
You can then sponataneously make choices and follow inner guidance to avoid being in that situation yourself, if say that was supposedly going to happen to you.
Some who believe in karma would say that if you have an awakening, and start to work through your life lessons, then this would affect C but your B and even your near future, so B-C range, would still have karmic consequence from A, irregardless of anything. And anything you just did today, before you epiphany, would still have a consequence.
I am saying that its all cleared if you learn the lesson and you are free to then help others.
I truly don't believe in any karma, just lessons and learning to help and perfect.
Family, our Source, as in Father/Mother, but our Soul/Higher Source plays a role in our life lessons.
And in our daily workings our Loved ones from the other side, sometimes give us a swift kick in the behind to try to get our attention.
Jesus said to address Him as Father/Abba.
Your pop-culture YouTube video celebrity tough guy preacher version is what I have a problem with. You read into anyone's disagreement of your interpretation (what you borrow from videos) as rejection of scripture.
Yet another saying of Christ I am to reject? Roughly how much of scripture do you still accept, ballpark figure?
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
How is addressing God in the same way as your "Earthly father" showing "the respect He is due"? You are either bringing God down, or making yourself equal to God.
What the.. of course Im talking about the Lord's prayer. God is our Father, and i'll call Him Father giving the respect He is due.
There may not have been the English word, our, in the first century but there was the Greek equivalent, the personal possessive pronoun genitive first person plural, which is what you find in the beginning of the Lord's Prayer at Matthew 6:9.
There was no such thing as the English article "our" in the first century.
I don't think the "get the beam out of your own eye" saying was meant to use against other people, and defeats the purpose Jesus intended, to use it in that way. It was meant for self-reflection on what you need to do yourself, as the wording of it apparently implies.
For Pete's sake get the beam out of your eye, what are you an English professor now?
You are beyond the pale on this one with no backing other than a decadent pop-culture pseudo-christianity where everyone thinks they are prophets who can determane how religion takes its form to fit their own desires and self promotion. This type of informal address to the deity is reserved (until we are in our glorified bodies in heaven) to other deities like the Holy Spirit who speaks for the collective of the members of the Church.
He is Father.
(see comment above)
I don't use an article when addressing my Earthly father.
Devastating comeback *sarcasm*.
Grow up Pharisee.
What verse JM?
Originally posted by ZikhaN
This is something I think about a lot. Because even though my intentions are good, I'm not perfect, and I tend to do bad stuff sometimes that can hurt other people. And if it's too late to go back to that person and ask for forgiveness, is it better to pray, and ask god for forgiveness, or to just act, and show change for the better in future situations?
I tend to walk around with a lot of bad conscience from time to time. Because sometimes I can't control my impulses. Even though I know that I should. I know that my intentions are good, but I feel like that's just a cheap way to excuse my bad actions. Because I tend to do something impulsive, which I later realize is practically a sin, and then afterwards I feel really bad about it. It's almost like I'm sacrificing my conscience for the heat of the moment. And I know it's bad, but sometimes I just CAN'T control my impulses. Is impulse a sin in this case? I mean if it gets repeated ?
Any insight ?
Originally posted by ZikhaN
reply to post by NOTurTypical
but still thanks to lonewolf for the nice words =)