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Same sex marriage has been upheld. We must realize, our country is now a secular Nation. This may be a good thing, as long as no religious institution is forced to violate their own religious beliefs .

For those who believe in marriage as a sacred union, it may be the best thing that has ever happened. Because now, getting married in a Church may awaken followers of Christ, to the difference between having the right to marry, (secular) and being married with a conscious un...derstanding of marriage as a union with God. This may bring back marriage as a sacrament. Re awakening the mind set of many, who may never had made the real distinction before?
As Christians, we are supposed to marry with the understanding that this sacred union is for more then just two people, but is supposed to include Christ Himself as the guiding Principle of Love.
This may enlighten our children, to the difference, between just having a right, and living what is right as a sacred choice in our commitment to each other, and to our God..

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:40:52 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/26/a_renewal_of_the_meaning_of_sacred http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/26/a_renewal_of_the_meaning_of_sacred

Same sex marriage has been upheld. We must realize, our country is now a secular Nation. This may be a good thing, as long as no religious institution is forced to violate their own religious beliefs .

For those who believe in marriage as a sacred union, it may be the best thing that has ever happened. Because now, getting married in a Church may awaken followers of Christ, to the difference between having the right to marry, (secular) and being married with a conscious un...derstanding of marriage as a union with God. This may bring back marriage as a sacrament. Re awakening the mind set of many, who may never had made the real distinction before?
As Christians, we are supposed to marry with the understanding that this sacred union is for more then just two people, but is supposed to include Christ Himself as the guiding Principle of Love.
This may enlighten our children, to the difference, between just having a right, and living what is right as a sacred choice in our commitment to each other, and to our God..

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Absolute Truth vs Personal Truth When we as a people, gave up a belief in an Absolute Truth, we also gave up Truth itself. And in it's place, we gave way to truth as one's personal opinion.
"Absolute" means (perfect, whole, complete, not mixed, positive, certain, undiluted).The Truth that lives as an eternal principle.
Just as we would see Christ's Truth as being perfect, whole, unadulterated etc.
When Truth no longer is WHOLE, it becomes dual in its expression. So that finding what is a whole truth, now i...s left to individual determination. Which is impossible, because people are dual in their own nature.
So what once was a belief in a TRUTH undivided, now was lost, along with the perfect character of Truth itself. And with that, mans integrity, became one of situation. Meaning his good character no longer was held to absolute standards of truth.
Lying is today accepted, people cheating, politicians not telling us the truth, no longer offends us. Unprincipled people now find "offenses" in things they don't like, rather than virtues or principles violated.
Isn't it ironic, that the only time we are expected to tell the COMPLETE TRUTH, is in a court of law. When we are called to be a "witness!"
If Christ is TRUTH, and we are supposed to be His "witnesses"
Shouldn't truth itself, be the core principle of our good character?

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:03:26 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/24/absolute_truth_vs_personal_truth http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/24/absolute_truth_vs_personal_truth When we as a people, gave up a belief in an Absolute Truth, we also gave up Truth itself. And in it's place, we gave way to truth as one's personal opinion.
"Absolute" means (perfect, whole, complete, not mixed, positive, certain, undiluted).The Truth that lives as an eternal principle.
Just as we would see Christ's Truth as being perfect, whole, unadulterated etc.
When Truth no longer is WHOLE, it becomes dual in its expression. So that finding what is a whole truth, now i...s left to individual determination. Which is impossible, because people are dual in their own nature.
So what once was a belief in a TRUTH undivided, now was lost, along with the perfect character of Truth itself. And with that, mans integrity, became one of situation. Meaning his good character no longer was held to absolute standards of truth.
Lying is today accepted, people cheating, politicians not telling us the truth, no longer offends us. Unprincipled people now find "offenses" in things they don't like, rather than virtues or principles violated.
Isn't it ironic, that the only time we are expected to tell the COMPLETE TRUTH, is in a court of law. When we are called to be a "witness!"
If Christ is TRUTH, and we are supposed to be His "witnesses"
Shouldn't truth itself, be the core principle of our good character?

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Are We Living the Way of Christ? Or Is That A Tall Order? Recently I responded to a FB statement that was in support of the idea of being oneself. I thought , who else could we be?

It's true, if you love someone so much, there are times we may try to be more like them. Usually we are seeing something we would like to improve upon within ourselves. Just  noticing a virtue in another, means its a part of your own soul.

I also thought, so many people are just fighting to be themselves.
As if someone was purposefully wanting to make them something else? That may happen when we are children, but maturity allows for us to define who we are, no matter what others think.
So now we come to a place, where we accept who we are, no matter what others think, but are we still who we were meant to be?

For me, I knew I needed to be more. From a very early age, I knew I wanted to love as Christ loved.
So the response I gave to the person on that FB page was..."I don't want to copy anyone on earth, I love who I am and who I have become...But I do want to copy the love of my Life, Christ/God.
The man replyed bt saying, "that's a tall order, my friend". My answer to him was, It may be seen that way by some...but isn't that the reason for our being?"

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:20:17 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/22/are_we_living_the_way_of_christ_or_is_that_a_tall_order http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/22/are_we_living_the_way_of_christ_or_is_that_a_tall_order Recently I responded to a FB statement that was in support of the idea of being oneself. I thought , who else could we be?

It's true, if you love someone so much, there are times we may try to be more like them. Usually we are seeing something we would like to improve upon within ourselves. Just  noticing a virtue in another, means its a part of your own soul.

I also thought, so many people are just fighting to be themselves.
As if someone was purposefully wanting to make them something else? That may happen when we are children, but maturity allows for us to define who we are, no matter what others think.
So now we come to a place, where we accept who we are, no matter what others think, but are we still who we were meant to be?

For me, I knew I needed to be more. From a very early age, I knew I wanted to love as Christ loved.
So the response I gave to the person on that FB page was..."I don't want to copy anyone on earth, I love who I am and who I have become...But I do want to copy the love of my Life, Christ/God.
The man replyed bt saying, "that's a tall order, my friend". My answer to him was, It may be seen that way by some...but isn't that the reason for our being?"

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Thoughts on the Children of God Some of us will seek to know ourselves, through knowing the Creator who made us.
While others will be content to leave God somewhere in a tree, a stream, or in the sky.
Some will attribute the good in their lives, to their own hands.
While others will see everything they have as a gift from God.
Some will speak words that will make you think they know Him, as their actions will show that they don't....While some whose lives one would question, silently praise Him in the actions they take.
Some will seek the missing part of themselves, with the power of the purse. Filling their void with temporary things
Not all will express their God, in this life. Some believe He can only come to them in lifes death.
 
 God has made us all in His image and likeness, and although many will be called, few will choose to know Him as intimately as they could have. After all , He wanted no one to come to Him through force. Its why we all have been given a choice.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:24:02 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/04/thoughts_on_the_children_of_god http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/04/thoughts_on_the_children_of_god Some of us will seek to know ourselves, through knowing the Creator who made us.
While others will be content to leave God somewhere in a tree, a stream, or in the sky.
Some will attribute the good in their lives, to their own hands.
While others will see everything they have as a gift from God.
Some will speak words that will make you think they know Him, as their actions will show that they don't....While some whose lives one would question, silently praise Him in the actions they take.
Some will seek the missing part of themselves, with the power of the purse. Filling their void with temporary things
Not all will express their God, in this life. Some believe He can only come to them in lifes death.
 
 God has made us all in His image and likeness, and although many will be called, few will choose to know Him as intimately as they could have. After all , He wanted no one to come to Him through force. Its why we all have been given a choice.

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Christ's Character is Absolute Truth Guilt, was once the reason humanity lived by the rules.
We called it a "conscience", and it served men well for a time.
Then, when the message of love of self came to the consciousness of society, guilt was replaced by self love.
Positive thinking and love of self, made us healthier, and aligned us with the words of Christ...to" love our neighbor as ourselves, for God's love"
This love of self, overcame guilt, but with it, for far too many, ones good conscience.
Love of self allowed the mind to be free of all restrictions. And a guilt free society, replaced the previous " Authoritarian One", with self.
Along with this, colleges were teaching that there was no such thing as Absolute Truth. And along with this new belief, God was no longer needed for man to be good. God was declared dead.

The "self" became unencumbered. No longer in need of an absolute. With this, values and eternal principles became obsolete, along with that the guides of good behavior. 

This new understanding dismissed the God/ Christ as keeper of that Absolute Truth. Mans individual truth, replaced the higher principle of TRUTH. The very truth, Christ claimed His Life exemplified.

Along with the elmination of the Absolute,  so too was the principle of wholeness. Which was the core principle needed, for the integrity of man. And as with any truth compromised, it becomes open to corruption. Personal truths now became opinions. And opinions became facts. 
 Ethics once based upon the eternal principles of truth , now had no absolute, as ethics devolved into individual situations. Leaving today's man the god of his own understandings, which could wavier based upon his idea of the truth.

In effect this was the disconnect of the highest standards, based upon Godly principles. And now, men deciding what was right, based on an ethic that could change in individual situations. No longer was man held to the higher standard of an Absolute Truth, leaving them lost to the constantcy of the TRUTH alive in the Character of Christ.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 10:39:18 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/05/31/christs_character_is_absolute_truth http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/05/31/christs_character_is_absolute_truth Guilt, was once the reason humanity lived by the rules.
We called it a "conscience", and it served men well for a time.
Then, when the message of love of self came to the consciousness of society, guilt was replaced by self love.
Positive thinking and love of self, made us healthier, and aligned us with the words of Christ...to" love our neighbor as ourselves, for God's love"
This love of self, overcame guilt, but with it, for far too many, ones good conscience.
Love of self allowed the mind to be free of all restrictions. And a guilt free society, replaced the previous " Authoritarian One", with self.
Along with this, colleges were teaching that there was no such thing as Absolute Truth. And along with this new belief, God was no longer needed for man to be good. God was declared dead.

The "self" became unencumbered. No longer in need of an absolute. With this, values and eternal principles became obsolete, along with that the guides of good behavior. 

This new understanding dismissed the God/ Christ as keeper of that Absolute Truth. Mans individual truth, replaced the higher principle of TRUTH. The very truth, Christ claimed His Life exemplified.

Along with the elmination of the Absolute,  so too was the principle of wholeness. Which was the core principle needed, for the integrity of man. And as with any truth compromised, it becomes open to corruption. Personal truths now became opinions. And opinions became facts. 
 Ethics once based upon the eternal principles of truth , now had no absolute, as ethics devolved into individual situations. Leaving today's man the god of his own understandings, which could wavier based upon his idea of the truth.

In effect this was the disconnect of the highest standards, based upon Godly principles. And now, men deciding what was right, based on an ethic that could change in individual situations. No longer was man held to the higher standard of an Absolute Truth, leaving them lost to the constantcy of the TRUTH alive in the Character of Christ.

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