Stephen, my friend. Nice to see you, again.
Thanks for the response you left on my post, "No, never alone".
Hi Stephen ~ Just dropping in to say "Hi!"... and to thank you for the comment on my Guestbook!
I saw no selfish expression in your words..What I felt was love draw unto itself.
Thanks for commenting on Vogel's view of the Bible in my journal ,"What's Next." I do agree with both you and him on reading of the Bible . Putting across just what we like is not real Christianity . Marie
Often people don't consider how our Creator feels that so many of the people He created and loves reject Him. Something to think about
Your answer to my post really touched me . Thanks my friend ...Marie
Hi Steve, thank you for your kind words.I do so much appreciate your comment. I too have been away from Beliefnet for some time. Had trouble getting back on, I kept finding myself on the sign in page.So far today I had no problem. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wish you a great week. God Bless
Love and Hugs
Except for sometimes when I'm away from home, I read all your posts either on the day or the day after, and if I'm away, I catch up as soon as I can. I don't always seem to have the time to stop and tell you how much you mean to me.
I do thank you .I too have read many of your posts Marie
Thank you, Stephen, for your comment on my journal entry about the Scriptures & relating it to real life.
I am the type of person that never stops searching and tries to stay steadfast, even when it becomes difficult. I believe it's what God expects from me.
Hi Steve, thanks for your story in answer to one of mine . I like remembering . It shows me where I have been . A friend once told me we never change . That isn't true with Jesus we can change if we follow Him . Take care , Marie
stephen- thanks for your reply
the pharisee saul and his true self is truly knowable only to himself and Our Father.
he left this world long ago and all that is known of him is known by the writings left about him and left by him.
in a few of those self penned writings are some confessions found there in speak to his personal short comings as a person, a roman citizen, a member of the then jewish religious leadership that were all vehemently commended as false by Our Savior Brother Himself.
yet he and his writings stand as the very foundational structure of today's modern devised christain church (s)-
a place/ a role that belongs to Our Savior Brother and His Teaching ALONE.
when i stand before Our Father YAHWEH holding My Savior Brothers Hand i will not be stunned to learn why there are and have been so so many child raping christain clergy and top notch laity being because the one that this church is founded on- the pharisee saul was himself a child rapist.
what you know of him make you see him as a saint-
i hold an opposite view- i dont believe it would be too to hard for a murderer of peace loving people following Our Saviors New Covenant Commandment to indulge in lies, falsehoods and crafted deceptions to keep the old covenant continuing on in that dawn of the New Covenant that replace the old one completely.
i am saying what my heart tells me is so- nothing more.
thanks for your reply