reply to post by ahnggk
It just came surprising, Christians today doesn't seem to be struggling the way early Christians did. Jesus even said to gouge an eye or cut a
hand. He wasn't figurative, nor joking. True Christians loved God that they will cut any part of their body that consistently gets them into
temptation and much struggles to sin. Their body didn't matter to them. Christians today loved their lives, their beauty, and did everything to live
as long and as comfortable as possible.
Not as Jesus said: keep your life, you lose it.
Jesus was speaking rhetorically when he said to gouge an eye or cut off your hand. He started preaching in parables after the pharisees started
trying to kill him. The moral of the story is to get rid
of the things that cause you to sin. For example, you have a masturbation problem, and
seeing pornographic images triggers it, would you cut off your hand to keep from pulling your pud? No, the logical thing to do would be to throw out
your porno magazines or have a wife or family member put a password on x-rated content so you can't view it on the internet.
There are some things you need to understand, we live in this world until he comes or calls us home (we die)... If your body is such a hindrance, why
not kill yourself and be done with it? I mean, if you're going to live in extremism you need to do it right. Suicide wasn't declared a sin until
around 364 A.D. by Rome and Rome instituted those policies, before then some christian sects in northern Africa would attack travelers with sticks to
get the travelers to kill them so they could be with Jesus, if that failed they would tie themselves together and throw themselves off cliffs. If
you're going to do it, at least do it right.
The theme of christianity is to have mercy and forgiveness, that is a 2 way street friend. You are stuck in corrupted flesh that is an undeniable
fact. Temptation will come to you almost every hour of everyday, sometimes alot in one hour. That's why we needed a Savior, we couldn't stop doing the
things we do, so Jesus had to be our Passover Lamb to cover those sins or we would be under God's judgement. Not even the Apostles were perfect. Paul
had a falling out with John Mark when Mark turned back and went home when they were going on a missionary journey. So you're missing one huge
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, He says,
“ Behold, days are coming, says the Lord,
When I will effect a new covenant
With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
9 Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers
On the day when I took them by the hand
To lead them out of the land of Egypt;
For they did not continue in My covenant,
And I did not care for them, says the Lord.
10 “ For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them on their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
11 “ And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen,
And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
For all will know Me,
From the least to the greatest of them.
12 “ For I will be merciful to their iniquities,
And I will remember their sins no more.”
Which comes from:
31 “ Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not
like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they
broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. 33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those
days,” declares the Lord, “ I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My
people. 34 They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the
least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
This is what Grace is right here: "I will forgive their iniquity and their sins i will remember no more", meditate on what he said.
19-8-2012 by lonewolf19792000 because: (no reason given)