In response to the mention of churches asking for money. The process of taking up the offering is one thing that God is very clear about, yet it is the one thing that makes people the most uncomfortable when it comes to church.So why call them out in a passive aggressive manner then. Why even bother to mention it.
I don’t belong to a church. I attend a church to receive God’s word and to learn God’s word better.What do you get from belonging to a church?
Do you believe someone else is guiding you in decisions?
Is it by personal choice to belong or is your wife making you go?
I have heard that some people’s lives become easier once they relinquish control of their lives and let a higher power be responsibleYes, someone else is guiding my decisions.
Why wouldn't it? I watch our sermon or listen from the truck (it is live on Facebook), or sometimes just listen to another local pastor from wherever I haven to be via the radio. Other times, I might just listen to the bible.My uncle is a pastor in a church in Missouri. He live-feeds his weekly sermons on Facebook and sometimes I watch tbem. Does that count? 😁
No higher power is making decisions for anybody. We all have free will, and that is the hardest thing for people to understand. If God watched over us, kept us all safe and prevented anything bad from happening, you can guarantee 99% of people would end up taking it for granted and still complain about things. You need no further proof of this than simply reading out the people of Israel. God provided everything for them, and they all complained about everything.I have heard that some people’s lives become easier once they relinquish control of their lives and let a higher power be responsible
I understand what they’re saying but am skeptical of the message they’re telling me
I’ve always struggled with bad things happening to good people, hence part of my reticence to relinquish control of my life decisions to a higher power whose decision making is questionable
Wait what? You’re hoping to do this all over again?In the end, it comes down to Faith. Faith is what will get you to that perfect life after this one.
Define “sin”....yes, without all the pain and suffering. An eternal life without sin, without disease.
The topic of Christianity is a bit touchy, and not really good in an open forum. We used to have a place specifically for it, and I probably need to get that going again.Dammit we was having a good conversation
Fine it’s bedtime for this malabused dwivah anyway
Y’all be cool on yer stool
I gave you the chance to spread the Word about the LordThe topic of Christianity is a bit touchy, and not really good in an open forum. We used to have a place specifically for it, and I probably need to get that going again.
If you paid close attention to your bible, you'd also notice that it clearly warns against the catholic church (any church that require it's priests not marry and its members to abstain from eating meats...1 Timothy 4:1-4)according to my religion (catholic), it's against the bible (or church by-laws) to commit suicide....he'll go to hell now.
I have nothing against religion in theory, but with organized religion, the religion aspect almost always takes a back seat to the organization while the members either embrace or ignore this issue.Religion is group think on a mass scale. Politics is gaining on it in a hurry as the cult of preference.