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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2019, 11:28:56 am »
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Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. -- Matthew 7:9-20

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así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2019, 11:49:11 am »

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Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. -- Proverbs 21:2-3
El viento sopla de donde quiere, y oyes su sonido; mas ni sabes de dónde viene, ni a dónde va;
así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2019, 06:38:50 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: This man describes the only correct attitude of a Christian towards war. As you can imagine, this attitude is considered "unpatriotic" by 100% of the pseudo-Christians in the USA. 

Christianity and War

Pastor Robert W. Reed | War Series

Victory Baptist Church

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2019, 12:30:05 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Pastor Robert W. Reed explains why so-called "Just War" doctrine is not now, or ever was, a Christian Doctrine.   

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2019, 10:32:19 pm »

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A wicked man’s words are like a spark that ignites violence. In fact, sins of the tongue are the most common kind of violence in the Psalms.

C. S. Lewis notes…

“I think that when I began to read it, these surprised me a little; I had half expected that in a simpler and more violent age when more evil was done with the knife, the big stick, and the firebrand, less would be done by talk. But in reality, the Psalmists mention hardly any kind of evil more often than this one, which the most civilized societies share. One almost hears the incessant whispering, tattling, lying, scolding, flattery, and circulation of rumors.”

Evil shows itself most often in verbal violence. You see it every day in post and comments on Facebook and other social media. You see it on television. The Apostle Paul quotes Psalm 10:7 to show that everyone, Jews and Gentiles alike, are under the power of sin.

Romans 3: 13, 14 (KJV) “Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues, they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:”

James 3:6 says… “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.”

The wicked man is treacherous. He cares nothing about the people he attacks.

For one thing, his heart is bad. In Matthew 12:34 (KJV), Jesus said, “…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” His words are full of “cursing and… oppression” because his heart is full of cursing and oppression. His very nature is to use whatever power he has to use and exploit others.

God is kind and patient, and he offers the evil one every opportunity to turn away from his sin. The wicked mistake God’s patience for negligence. The godly recognize God’s kindness and run to him, but those who are evil are truly arrogant and aggressive in everything they do.

What they don’t realize is that a wise man can see right through them.

However, only the foolish will follow them.

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así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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Psalm 49 English Standard Version (ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, both low and high, rich and poor together! My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me, those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?

Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, that he should live on forever and never see the pit. For he sees that even the wise die; the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others. Their graves are their homes forever *, their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names. Man in his pomp will not remain; he is like the beasts that perish.

This is the path of those who have foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts **.  Selah

Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; death shall be their shepherd, and the upright shall rule over them in the morning. Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.

But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me.  Selah

Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases. For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him. For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed —and though you get praise when you do well for yourself— his soul will go to the generation of his fathers, who will never again see light.

Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish.


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* Psalm 49:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Their inward thought was that their homes were forever

** Psalm 49:13 Or and of those after them who approve of their boasts
El viento sopla de donde quiere, y oyes su sonido; mas ni sabes de dónde viene, ni a dónde va;
así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2019, 06:50:09 am »
Good thoughts for any season.

Doug Anderson: That Quotation from the Talmud

by Vox Populi

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

I understand the world will be what it is
when I'm dead. I sometimes look at my hands
and know they are not mine. This body on loan.
Hoping whoever finds it, maybe hanging
on a Good Will coat rack, will judge it fit
to go on working. I would like to believe
the small things I've done will add something
to the greater energy that will pull us out
of this pit-bound course. There are more people
in the world than we can feed, can house,
can even imagine-we have the choice
to close and fortify the heart or keep it open.
The second takes more courage.
All wisdom, all salvation lies in this.
The heart opening and opening to hold all,
to dissolve its boundaries in a truth we don't yet know.


Copyright 2019 Doug Anderson

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Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now.
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2019, 02:10:52 pm »
Good thoughts for any season.

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That Quotation from the Talmud: "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

There are more people in the world than we can feed, can house, can even imagine-we have the choice to close and fortify the heart or keep it open. The second takes more courage. All wisdom, all salvation lies in this. The heart opening and opening to hold all, to dissolve its boundaries in a truth we don't yet know.
Copyright 2019 Doug Anderson



Doug Anderson, like too few humans today, understands the cause and effect message within that quote from the Talmud. That is, that God centered Caring Capacity, not worries and decisions made based on human centered Carrying Capacity, is what God celebrates, rewards and requires (see: ... neither are you free to abandon it.) in us. When we put material Carrying Capacity above all other considerations, we are in danger of losing our souls. God centered Caring Capacity is not optional for the Salvation seeking Servant of God.

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And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.” Luke 3:11


Christians, and anybody else out there, who choose to continue to live according to the wisdom of the world, are not living as friends of God. They are living in adultery as God's enemies.
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... Don't you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God." James 4:4
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For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:42-46

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..., 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me,
I was in prison and you came to me.’ Matthew 25:34-36


El viento sopla de donde quiere, y oyes su sonido; mas ni sabes de dónde viene, ni a dónde va;
así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

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..., 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me,
I was in prison and you came to me.’ Matthew 25:34-36


Words to keep in mind today as Trump's internal Gestapo launches ICE raids to further terrorize brown people and disrupt families. Perfect for a Sunday, as Christian Dominionists celebrate their Prosperity Gospel Christianity in a complete inversion of Jesus' words.

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Re: The Wisdom of the Books of the Bible
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2019, 03:49:18 pm »

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..., 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me,
I was in prison and you came to me.’ Matthew 25:34-36


Words to keep in mind today as Trump's internal Gestapo launches ICE raids to further terrorize brown people and disrupt families. Perfect for a Sunday, as Christian Dominionists celebrate their Prosperity Gospel Christianity in a complete inversion of Jesus' words.

Well said. The most accurate descriptive term that I can think of for "Christians", like the Prosperity 😈 Gospel worshipping greedballs, is Demonic Dominionist Hellspawn.
El viento sopla de donde quiere, y oyes su sonido; mas ni sabes de dónde viene, ni a dónde va;
así es todo aquel que es nacido del Espíritu. Juan 2:8

 

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