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How Long Do You Want to Live?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SalixIncendium, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Jollybear

    Jollybear Hey

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    Yes, i identify with both aspects of christianity. The historic and some tradition and the mystic. All of it combined. Without all the ingrediants, you cant bake the cake. :)
     
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  2. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I like that. :)
     
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  3. Jollybear

    Jollybear Hey

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    Thanks. I like that you like that. Lol :D
     
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  4. InChrist

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    I am not referring to the resurrection of the body which the scriptures you've listed above refer to, but to the soul/spirit which lives on either with the Lord or separated after death until the resurrection....

    For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. Philippians 1:21-24

    We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
    2 Corinthians 5:8
     
  5. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    Posting it to reply to someone who doesn't give a damn about it. You don't have to insert it everywhere, I didn't ask your thought, and you might as well be quoting Harry Potter as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  6. URAVIP2ME

    URAVIP2ME Veteran Member

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    I am wondering why you have inserted your thoughts especially on a religious forum since you are anti-Bible.
     
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    URAVIP2ME Veteran Member

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    It seems to me you are thinking that Adam's soul/spirit still lives on ________
    Since the 'soul that sins dies' according to Ezekiel 18:4,20 then how is the soul alive.
    Or, as gospel writer Luke lets us know 'the soul can be destroyed' according to Acts of the Apostles 3:23.
     
  8. URAVIP2ME

    URAVIP2ME Veteran Member

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    A meek (humble, modest) person would try to cultivate the fruit of God's spirit as listed at Galatians 5:22-23
    Which is love (godly love as defined at 1 Corinthians 13:4-6) joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness and self control.
     
  9. Jollybear

    Jollybear Hey

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    So, how is it cultivated? Do we do this, or does the Spirit do it? Or both?
     
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    The Bible does not equal religion. The majority of the world's population are not Christians.
     
  11. Scott C.

    Scott C. Just one guy

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    If I could remain physically and mentally alert and healthy, I would want to live a very long life, say 120 years. But even then, I don't know why I would want to die at 120. I think the aging process, the gradual deterioration, helps us prepare for death and to believe it's our time to go. But if we could feel as young as 40, even though we're 90, would we feel ready to go?
     
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    Could it possibly be that Christians do not own exclusive rights on the term religion? Satanism is a religion. Hinduism is a religion. Buddhism is a religion. Wicca is a religion. Christianity is a religion, but not the only one, and religion and Christianity are not interchangeable.
     
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  13. URAVIP2ME

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    Absolutely religion is Not exclusive to Christianity. Even Christendom is a religion.
    I find the term Babylon the Great stands for all religions against the God of the Bible.
    Jesus' brother James wrote that the form of religion, or the form of worship, acceptable from God's standpoint is to look after widows and orphans in their times of trouble besides keeping free from being spotted from the world.
    So, No, there are No exclusive rights on the term religion or even worship for that matter.
     
  14. URAVIP2ME

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    I find what healthy person wants to pick the day he wants to die.
    After all, eternity is in our hearts because for each day we can think of we can think of a next day forever and ever.
     
  15. URAVIP2ME

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    I find at James 1:27 what equals 'biblical religion' is to look after orphans and widows in their time of tribulation.
    Jesus even forewarns us at Matthew 7:21-23 that MANY would even come "in his name" and prove false.
    So, what is the bottom line is 'quality' and Not quantity of population or numbers.
     
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    How, the same way a person gets to Carnagy Hall, practice, practice, practice........
    First, we can take in Bible knowledge, Bible education then practice applying what we learn.
     
  17. Jollybear

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    Right, but i gauss what im digging at is what are we practicing? What are the practical exercises that we do in order to develop the fruit of the Spirit?
     
  18. URAVIP2ME

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    I am wondering if how we treat people on a day-by-day basis would be considered a practical exercise.
    If everyone on Earth practiced the Golden Rule then the fruit of the spirit would be made manifest.
    Manifest or visible by seeing people's righteous actions and behavior.
     
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    Now that sounds like some good stuff right their.

    So, treat others how we want to be treated.

    What about the eye for an eye? Treat others how they treat us in order to teach them a lesson, as in give them a dose of there own medicine?

    Otherwise, if we treat them how we want them to treat us, then they may not care, they may take advantage of us. They may not learn the lesson. What do you think on this line of thought?
     
  20. URAVIP2ME

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    I find at Matthew 5:38-39 the ' eye for eye ' is more in connection to a slap. In other words, don't retaliate.
    Jesus was Not teaching denying the right to self defence, but that a Christian does Not need to pay back blow for blow or vengeance, but the principle of avoiding getting into a quarrel with someone by not retaliating or reacting in the same manner. A slap is more like an insult to provoke a fight, as would stinging insulting words be the same.
    So, we are Not to give in to such a person by giving him a dose of his own medicine.
    Further thought along this line of thought is found at Romans 12:17-21 and 1 Peter 3:9.
    Conquer evil with the good.
     
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