I truly understand and praise you in your difficult work of OT and NT understandings. I suppose becuase I was raised only on the NT principles, I cant look back. And many words used then, I find too harsh for use, after Christs sacrifice and forgiveness. Can men still be wicked? I suppose I see a difference with the use of that word. An ignorant man, for the most part, can be absolved of INTENT..An ignorant man may be selfish, without having any evil intentions. He is selfish, because he lacks the wisdom of God. To me, a really wicked man..knows God, and then with intent does evil.... would be more my understanding of the word wicked..
It has been a while since I've read your writings. I'll go back and refresh my memory;
Thanks Steve for the reminder . I may be alone in this house but I am not lonely . Marie
Steve , I thank you for your comment on "A Youngters Prayer ." My daughter needs prayers tonight . Thanks Marie
Hi Steve, thank you for reading my journal. I appreciate you warm comments. Have a great weekend. love ya
I believe your view wants more to support the beliefs of others..making you the advocate of other mens beliefs. I never speak for anyone, other than who I am IN HIM..This is not a matter of ones belief. Its a matter of PRINCIPLE..and PRINCIPLES have little to do with the beliefs of men.
In this case, the PRINIPLE of FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE IS BEING CHALLENGE. IT matters not what caused it, but that it is now being threatened. This is the one principle,that the Catholic Church is alone in its standing. They have kept sacred, no matter the wills of men, CHRISTS PRINCIPLE OF LIFE.
THe fact that HE OVERCAME DEATH..should be even more the focus of all CHRISITANS.Its the CHURCHS CORE PRINCIPLE. It confirms CHRISTS STATEMENT that HE is PRINCIPLE of LIFE. For HE SAID HE WAS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE! to deny that truth, would make me question who are we in HIM?
Bless you Stephen, but today I realized I have been lying to myself. I said that I write because I have to, and that is a truth..but did I all along hope just one person would "hear"? And if not, than why would I continue to write in this community? I will now have to re-think my reason for being here..God Bless
I know that many times I've felt torn into many pieces. Many people don't recognize that this is the work of Satan (his demons) trying to make a Christian's work ineffective by making the Christian feel inadequate.
Thanks for your comment Stev e . Thirty some years ago I was prayed with and scattered I was .Praying and reading scripture put me on a road to fogiveness . Marie
I've prayed for both partners to open their eyes and find the Way, Truth, and Life. Love ya', Steve
I do praise and give thanks to God for you Steve . Nice of you to care . Marie
Hi Steve, thanks for viewing my lastest post. I appreciate your comment. Have a great evening.