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originally posted by: iammrhappy86
Adam was the First Man.
He was with God before 'Mankind' had been birthed.
Much has been lost of our history since that Day.
One man once claimed to be "The First and the Last; The Alpha and the Omega."
He was the First to Know Himself, and to remember his Origin.
What Glory he must've witnessed! Praise Be, Truly!
He was most blessed, for He knew God; He saw through God's Eyes, and felt as He feels, saw as He saw, and loved as He loves.
With this knowledge, He made a choice. To share his Word, this our Father's own, to our Brethren, in hopes that One Day we would Know, if we so will it.
It was always clear to me through His words, that He saw us truly as equals.
All that which he accomplished, we too are capable of.
But He was the First to Know, among our kind.
And He will be the Last to walk passed the Gates; as a good Shepard watching over his flock, leaving none behind.
And so he is the First and the Last. The beginning and the end. The alpha and the omega.
Do you see the beauty within all this?
We All make up the entirety of what lies between.
We are Mankind, and we each too shall Know Ourselves if we so will it.
I await this blessed Day with glee; the day where each and every One sees themselves and God in every other One's eyes, and marvel at the beauty, and the simplicity yet infinite depth of it all.
What a woefully wonderous thing Life is!
originally posted by: BestinShow
Ya know, it wasn’t too long ago that I would have attacked both of you for your beliefs, as your zealotry seems to run deep.
But you know what, I’m somewhat jealous of your happiness. I still view the machinations behind organized religion as being shady as fu(k - but that’s just it, it’s my lens, just as you two have your own. The only difference is you both found peace within, while I’m still searching for it. So, I’m in no position to throw shade.
Isn’t it nice when you become your own therapist, as the intervention will cost nothing?
While i think religion is morose, and a crutch for weakness
originally posted by: japhrimu
2 Timothy 4
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: DustybudzZ
as I mentioned...no desire to argue with people to try to deter their faith.