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Posted July 08, 2012
Male, Age Private, Saint Louis, MO
I'm trying explain this without seeming to put down believers, but it's hard. lol Constantly telling you that Jesus loves you and performed the ultimate sacrifice for you by dying on the cross for your sins, would make you feel grateful to Jesus. Telling you that Jesus is the son of God and will help you get into heaven and live forever makes you feel really grateful to Jesus. Not only grateful, but kind of dependent. He is your salvation. He will save you from burning forever in hell. You're not giving him up for nothing. You will defend him as you believe he has sacrificed for you. Cause you don't want to burn. This is all good.......... if you believe it.Which is where the problem comes in. There is absolutely no evidence that it is true. Just faith. And hope. Lots of hope. Which is why I asked the questions that I did. The story sounds good, to a point. But if Jesus died for our sins, shouldn't we be sinless. How and why did we acquire this unrelentshow moresin that we need to constantly repent for? Aren't we just being human? Is that a sin? Says whom. It seems we can never be free of this sin. so we are all doomed to hell anyway. Unless we believe in Jesus and do God's will as given to us by self proclaimed holy men.
We had this never ending sin imposed on us by God and he is the one that will punish us for it, so whom are we being saved from? Why won't God just eliminate sin since he loves us enough to send his only son to die for it. And I have a problem with that too. Why create a son to come to earth and die for our sins and we still are in sin? What was the point? Why not just get rid of sin? Why all this elaborate drama just to make you grateful to Jesus for dying for your sins and you still live in sin and will burn in hell for it..........etc Does this seem like some circle that makes no sense? To me it does. But if you love Jesus and hope he is your salvation, it doesn't have to make sense. Because he loved you and you love him and nothing else matters. Sorry, this got too long.show less
good post sir.
Male, Age Private, Seattle, WA
Read 2 Samuel 13now this are story packed with adverse emotional experiencesIn the midst of this turmoilpeople ended up inflicting much physical and emotional pain on each otherThe consequences of their behavior touched the entire royal family, impacting even future generations.What emotional states can be identified in the following participants? AmnonTamarDavidAbsalomand you showmebecause if you like it or notyou are part of the emotional rollercoaster.
Amnon?s love for Tamar could not have been true lovebut rather a strong sexual drivebecause as soon as he achieved his goal hehated her with intense hatredIn fact, he hated her more than he had loved herin verse 15Amnon?s experience illustrates emotional extremesuncontrolled passion in the context of an incestuous relationshipand hatredBehaviors performed under such emotional states almost always will be unbalanced and cause serious consequences. Amnon?s love turned almost instantly into hatredHe disdained his sister?s final plea and drove her out of his quarters by force.Tamar was truly the victimShe did not permit any of Amnon?s advanceswhich frustrated himShe served her brother in obedience to the kingAnd when Amnon?s intentions became clearshe did her best to dissuade him and to outline the devastating consequences of such a wicked actBeing determined to do what he wantedAmnon was not ready to seek sound adviceSo he proceeded with his plan.As any woman who has suffered rape or abuseTamar must have felt angry, humiliated, and usedshe surely suffered with significantly lowered self-esteemHer brother Absalom did not offer much reliefbut instead advised her to keep silentHowever, Absalom devised a plan to kill Amnon in order to avenge her rapeBesides, getting rid of Amnon increased his chances to sit on the throne of IsraelDavid, father of all involvedexperienced anger and grief over these events.When have you experienced hatred, sadness, fear, rage, or jealousy? How did you deal with them? What do you wish you had done differently?
Galatians 5:2222 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,How should the fruit of the Spirit make a difference in the way people experience life? Colossians 3:12-1412 Therefore, as Gods chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unityWhat is the most outstanding positive emotion according to Paul? What is the meaning of clothe yourselvesas expressed in this passage? What consequences follow when someone puts into practice Pauls words in this passage? Positive Emotions
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