TO continue to spam with that scrambled word feature I added, Mud-rake would have to be even more insanely obsessed and time-wasting than I already consider him to be. I think this obsession is beneath him. I think he's a victim of a mental disorder of some sort --the one he accuses me of --obsessive compulsive disorder. How else could it be explained? Evil? Nah! He has a better nature toward most people but his obsessive tendencies get the better of him when dealing with people of faith who don't agree with his liberal views.
Praying for you, Mudly. It's OK to own our sins --that is, you own yours; I own mine. Confession is good for the soul. I believe in miracles --that someday you and I, in friendship, may, hopefully, laugh at the ridiculousness of this blog battle.
Jesus expects it of His disciples --reconciliation and forgiveness. So I stand willing anytime, any place. But you pretty much indicated that while you admire Jesus and His love teachings, and attend a Catholic church, the miracles and resurrection were myths --that He is not divine --and thus, you feel no obligation to be loving and forgiving --though you chide us anytime you think we are falling short in that area.
So what DO you believe about Jesus? Should we love and forgive or not? He actually said if we don't, that He will not forgive us --and if we DON'T confess that He is Lord before others, that He will not acknowledge us before the throne of God on Judgment Day.
You and I at our age COULD keel over any time --no man knows his appointed time to enter eternity. Jesus gave us promise and His own resurrected life so that we didn't have to face eternal mortality --or eternal damnation--but could be resurrected to eternal life better than this one --if we would only believe in Him as God's Resurrected Son. I find those New Testament writings convincing --historical. I believe the Church would have died out --or been only about love, etc. --but instead the New Testament disciples endured great persecution and death to get the Word out that Jesus was seen by them alive after His death. It truly is "The Greatest Story every Told." And those early disciples believed it. They were witnesses to His miracles and his Resurrection. I believe them. It makes all the difference in whether or not I am compelled to love you --as HE loves you --or not.
God gives me such peace about you and your harrassment of me (and Jeanette.) His peace is real --and the love He gives us is real --even if we give in to anger at times. Shame on us.
I believe that God is/has a Master Computer of some sort which is "The Lamb's Book of Life" referred to in the Bible. Our names and DNA codes and other identifiers are recorded there so we can be resurrected as He was and known as we are known --that is recognizeable as "us" in Heaven. I believe that He has in this "Book" a "file" of our every word, thought, and deed recorded (as the Bible says) --from which He says He will expunge the sins --THANK GOD! --when we access the blood of Christ over those sins, admitting that we do indeed need our records expunged!
Cleanse my file, Lord! Hide me in the Cleft of the Rock! from your knowledge of sins past. And keep my feet from stumbling into human ways of anger, revenge, hatred.
He answers that prayer.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible