Thanks Bro Ronnie
Yes making your "faith " known seems to be a problem when no one asks lol
the Lord said only "if they ask" to tell them of the hope in you gentle and mildly 1 Peter 3:15
I have found more divisions and "fire starters " in politic and religion than any other source it seems
More like get ready to "rumble " those sons of thunder
the problem for me was those insisting hell and eternal torture is real when they themselves have no idea what they are talking about or believe in
It was mostly what some other guy is teaching them to believe in
Is that really faith in God ? you have to wonder
My hope is the Lord will be as merciful to them as Jesus has been to us all
Because the truth be told there is not a soul on the face of the earth that does not need Gods Love , mercy and grace , no matter what condition they are in
Ronny to Rosered:
Amen! :-) For we all truly do need God's love,grace and mercy and we all do have it,it's just some don't know and understand that yet;but they will,when God shows them! :-) And I by no means always understand how this can be so;but I do know that everything God brings into our life,is for our own good and that God will bring good,out of even the worst of things in our life. I do know that there are somethings that have come about in my life,things that I would not even wish on my worst enemy. And when such happened to me,God was with me every step of the way. God was with me as I went through such and God was with me,when God brought me out of such. So in my life,God has definately brought good,out of that which was evil. God can do that and does do such. Which is the reason,I have no reason to give up,no matter what.
What I speak of now,is just a smaller matter,in the whole scheme of things. I think I'm about 99% over,a recent illness. :-) One that lasted,for several weeks. I'm still very weak at times;but not so much at others. And so glad,I am now back to being able to walk my small dog,2 or 3 times a day. :-) At it's worst,I thought 2 or 3 times,that I really should go in the hospital;but I never told my sister that,because when push came to shove,I really didn't want to go there! :-) Then main thing,I was afraid they wouldn't let me use my e-cig there! :-( LoL I've smoked cigarettes for 44 years,started on and off using an e-cig about 3 years ago,got real serious on using those last fall and smoked my last cigarette around 6 months ago now. Since then,I've used some e-cigs I bought,at a local tobacco shop. And though I still use them and like them,I've also cut down on the use of those. Don't feel the need to use them,as much as I did at first. But during my recent illness,there were times I thought I should really go in the local hospital. Had a lot of trouble at times,just getting out of bed or getting up out of a recliner. My lower leg muscles and or tendons,would be all cramped up and I would finally manage to get up by using my arm muscles and holding on to something. The end of the bed or the arm of a recliner. Then hobble across the room,as I held on to some other things. Then just walk back and forth in a room,as my lower leg muscles or tendons,slowly uncramped! (ha) And I did my best to never do this,while my older sister was around to see such! LoL And that was just one part of the overall problems. Yeah,things got bad enough at times,I thought I really should be in the hospital. And yeah,at its worst,things got bad enough I did think at times,it would be better to simply be dead. I even had a few thoughts of suicide and even thought of some few ways I might do that. But the only ways I thought of and or had handy,I considered too,I would probably just bungle things up and make things worse! :-) So no,even though I had thoughts of such,I never considered such seriously. Yet,in this and in some other things I have gone through in life,I can see why some people have considered such seriously and even done such. Yeah,I can understand that. I can understand,why some people get to that place and point. But during the worst of my recent illness,I also thought on the fact of things that God had brought me through,in the past. And I considered how much God/Jesus Christ loved me. Also thought on the fact,that in the past,the right meds had got me over illness like this. And I also thought about somethings,that I would simply like to do,once I got well and was able to. :-) And I had to consider as well,that no matter what God brings into my life,no matter how bad such things are at the time,well,God has always brought good out of such. :-) And God has always used such,for me to be able to help others,who have gone though the same or something similar.
And above,you spoke of people who believe in hell and eternal torment. Believe that because some person or persons have taught them to believe such. Been there and done that,until I was around 55 years old. And no,I didn't believe that because I was trusting God and or putting my faith in God;but I believed that simply because I was brought up in a local church and taught to believe such there. I was taught to believe,by some people,that hell and its torments were real. They said they spoke for God on the matter and spoke the same as God did. They didn't;but they convinced/brainwashed me into believing they did and they taught me to never question their word on such. Well,from a young child up,they taught me that if I questioned or doubted what they said,I was questioning and doubting God. And if I disagreed with anything they taught as truth, then I was calling God a liar! Well,in church I was taught to treat some peoples words,as if I was hearing directly from God on a matter. So,in church I was taught to have great faith, in some persons words to me. And though I didn't see it or understand it this way at the time,that was me being taught to have great faith in some people,in what they said;but not in God. Yet I was taught for me to have great faith in what some people said,was one and the same,as my having faith in God and what God says. It wasn't;but at the time I was under such brainwashing,I believed that it was.
I've got ants in my pants today! :-) Have got up several times and just walked about some;both inside and outside. It's hard for me to sit still,when I think about some things, that I might like to do! :-) LoL