Originally posted by lr7gmx
reply to post by yourmaker
It's not shennanigans. I know my faith is right for me and I am looking for support.
HEYYYY! Aren't you the same person who titled their thread something along the lines of "..my faith is being tested, it's being shaken."
It didn't seem to take long to solidify your stance on your faith?
Also did you remember to ask God for this support that you seek?
Since you came to ATS' self proclaimed Christians for support I'll ask, are Christians Gods or are they "men"?
And since "we" here at ATS have taken up the awsome responsibility of helping you to sustain your faith, please don't be too upset with our
responses because by now you should know the verse: Cursed is the man who trusts in man.
I was even under the assumption that "Christians" got their faith tested regularly.
1 THESSALONIANS 2:4 NKJ
4 . . . even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.
So, during all of this time you went "looking for support", did you ask God?
If so, did God give you support?
If God didn't give you support do you think that there could be a reason for that?
Did you come to be pleased by "men", would the Apostle Paul speak to you as a pleasing man?
According to the bible, obstacles are usually opportunities to please God, and all of us "believers" know that without faith it is impossible to
please God, faith comes in various amounts, faith even as small as a mustard seed can move mountains into the sea. And we all know that roots grow
deep when winds are strong.
I remember times where my faith was tested, such as the time the Holy Spirit told me to wander off alone in Nashville TN when He set me up to help a
stranger who asked for fifty dollars, I am unhappy to admit that I FAILED that test. I'm afraid the more instances I give the deeper the shade of
The bible says that a righteous man falls seven times and gets back up, it is through his mercy that we are not stuck dead with lightning bolts.
I don't believe that publicly vouching publicly for Jesus alone is going to save me, I don't believe that Jesus is happy with those who praise him
with their lips with their hearts far from him. Jesus said, "IF you love me, obey my commands." I personally haven't been obeying the commands, and
I believe that I am supposed to obey his commands IF I am going to be saved when I die. In all honesty, if I don't get off of this highway to hell,
it won't matter that I believe that Jesus is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CERTAINLY real because even demons know he exists and they tremble because they
know that all the luciferians and satanists and jesuits in the world are no match for Jesus, and don't get me wrong Jesus is the King of Kings but
HEY, He's here to help US, ask, plead, trust in the Lord with all your heart, depend not on your own incomplete understanding, seek his will in all
you do, and he shall direct your path!!!! Where does this path lead to, what does it look like? Is it trecherous? Does it lead to still waters? Does
it restore your sould? Is it lonely?
Would God direct your path into a swarm of Luciferians disguised as Pentecostal pastors?
Would you be brought to synagogues to be beaten and whipped for His name sake? Will you count the cost before building your house lest you be
ridiculed? Or will you jump into Christianity blind and believing every single pastor you come along as though God didn't make you smart enough to
learn straight from the bible yourself, even a step further, ever consider having the Holy Spirit teach you all things and guide you into all truth
and remind you of everything Jesus has spoken?
A little word of warning:
Don't excuse yourself by saying, "Look, we didn't know." For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve. -Proverbs 24:12
FYI readers, this goes for all of those who think they are safe in their ignorance of God, Jesus, the bible, prayer,ect. Ignorance is never a safety
net, the bible says "My people PERISH for lack of knowledge", it doesn't say "Salvation to my ignorant people", if you wanna know God, you're
gonna have to want to know A LOT!
I mean, how else would you be able to accommodate the Holy Spirit's desire to teach you ALL things and guide you into ALL truth, knowing half the
truth isn't enough, you have to want to know it ALL, and this knowledge isn't always magically imparted, sometimes you have to want it enough to go
looking for it. Look for the truth because the bible says that wisdom is more valuable that silver or gold, it can not be bought or sold, it has to be
given by God. How does God know that you want the truth if he doesn't test you?
If you aren't fully convinced that God loves you then why not ask? I had to ask, and I was NOT ignored