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January 9, 2015

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Just when I thought I was called in out of the rain … here we are again. 😀

 

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Today is my Birthday. Looks like we enter a new area of sharing.

 

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/01/08/atheist-parents-take-christian-good-news-club-better-news-club/#comments

 

Addressing the article posted above. Hmm … where to begin such a calculating enterprise? We won’t get into the reasons why this group chose to start their “better” group, and we won’t research to see if the claim the “good” news club teaches the children (in mission statement of the Skeptic’s Club) is true or not (one would have to either sit in on the Good News Club or read their mission statement). Honestly, we are wary of “clubs” … this for starters …

 

I was discerning on 1 Corinthians 13 for BC, THE TRILOGY, where Agl. Paul teaches:

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. (I looked at several versions)

AND WHAT WE HAVE TO SHARE IS THIS …

Imagination and fantasy are healthy for a growing mind. I think most sensible and reasonable persons would agree on this. But let’s look more succinctly at what is written in 1 Corinthians 13. Here is another way to perceive what is written, which demonstrates (illustrates) the mind in collective reasoning. There is a saying that a man with a cart carrying 3 cords of wood never *loses his distance if burning a cord a day. The question, “How many days will he live?”  It depends on the day. Correct. “So, what does this have to do with 1 Corinthians 13?” It is equal to the day. Correct. “And what would we be burning?” The wood. “And what is the wood?” Grudges, anger, bitterness … because you never want to what? Carry extra weight. Carry only what you need—

 

And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

 

 

* “typo” (looses) was not necessarily a typo …

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Peace and Love

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3 Comments
  1. opheliart permalink

    http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2015/01/09/christian-author-change-name/

    We don’t usually get closely involved in these “personal” interviews, as we see many insights not brought to the table, but we also do not expect they would be brought to the table given the venue. The woman being interviewed is entitled to share. We do not comment one way or the other, as she is quite young, but our experiences show her relationship with God as founded within a “recognized” format, and this through the lens of man. What compelled us to post this here in SPIR was a new comment that we read early this morning. This comment demonstrated a marked difference from what others were sharing, which brought up a point more in keeping with our Work. This having to do with “spirit”.

    Peace

    • opheliart permalink

      Part of the comment by Virgil T. Morant was of interest to us. Here it is:

      “If I were to characterize my own qualms with the piece, I would focus on this quote she offered from a friend of hers:

      “God doesn’t hate the people going through [divorce], but he hates what it does to their spirit.”
      Is that really what is all comes down to: the harm to the spirit (whatever that means) of the individuals in divorce? That God does not hate all human beings going through divorce is an assertion beyond reproach, but that the single thing He hates about it is how it affects their spirits is a statement that doesn’t really mean anything.”

      – See more at: http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2015/01/09/christian-author-change-name/#sthash.PyfBE3hR.dpuf

      THIS IS A COMPLEX STREAM, AND THE COMMENTER BRINGS UP SOMETHING NOT JUST VALID, BUT VITAL. He states: whatever that means …

      This is an area of STUDY that Mankind has barely touched in terms of UNDERSTANDING. In his adolescence, he knows of this plainly, and we mean *plainly* but he does not recognize SPIRIT in its USE, PARENTING, CARRIAGE, WORTH AND PURPOSE.

      Much ahead in this!

      Peace and Love

  2. opheliart permalink

    We thought the following article belonged here:

    http://www.religionnews.com/2015/01/13/online-ordinations-arent-just-weddings-anymore/

    We won’t comment on these ordinations other than to say that money is money and professors rely on the online venue now probably more often than not. Who is to say that one class is better or more honest than another?
    As we are not of Religion, and do not believe it necessary to have a vocational religious “ordained” to profess what we already know—love for another—which we are perfectly capable of professing through our Work (SPIR/SPIRREALISM) … if you recall, it was the religiously/traditionally ordained that rejected us in a few churches, parishes and …

    That said, the “voices” this young woman hears is something we were shown would be coming. We were shown that there would be a wave of people speaking of their hearing (the dead, etc) … as if this holds congruence in the Light of God’s Word (not that the young women said this, but the intent is to lead people to consider it). This is nothing new … this has been around for a long, long time.

    It is not for us to speak on her experiences, but we are compelled to say that we do not commune with “the dead”. This would be where we differ greatly from those claiming the gift of hearing dead members, and the like … We also know of how believers in spirit beings can hear voices and act according to their own agendas. Keep watch.

    Peace

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