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Initial post: 19 Jan 2013 21:35:46 GMT
Spin says:
Quote the Gospels as much as you want, but it is the later "books" which determine your faith...Books which have nothing to do with the message or mission of Jesus, but everything to do with political advantage...

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 03:45:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2013 04:04:37 GMT
light says:
Spin,

Jesus and John the Baptist both began their ministry with, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

Faith includes to stop doing what is wrong and turn toward doing what is right.

If you have 2 loaves of bread give one to the person who has none
If you have 2 shirts give one to the person who is naked
Don't collect more taxes than required
Don't extort money
Don't accuse people falsely
Be content with your pay
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance

Jesus said, "I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance." (Luke 5:32)

Jesus said, " But unless you repent, you too will all perish."

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 03:56:08 GMT
Spin says:
Light; chrisitanity began with words not action...

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 04:06:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2013 04:10:38 GMT
light says:
Yes, Spin,

people need to be told what they should do before they do it, right? I don't know of anyone that knows these things intuitively. Doesn't all religions begin with words?

Acts 17:29-30 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone-an image made by human design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent."

Posted on 20 Jan 2013 04:10:20 GMT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 04:12:09 GMT
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light says:
Have you ever watched little children play? Their favorite words are, me and mine. Life is all about them sharing and taking turns must be taught it is not an inborn behavior.

Posted on 20 Jan 2013 04:15:23 GMT
light says:
2 Peter 3:9 ESV

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."

Why has repentance been forgotten or neglected?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 04:24:00 GMT
Spin says:
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Posted on 20 Jan 2013 04:28:38 GMT
Spin says:
"Christianity" is no more but two thousand years of confusion...

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 04:30:48 GMT
light says:
Christianity became confused because there are many wolves in sheep's clothing.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 04:32:08 GMT
light says:
I'm not sure what the relevance is to my post.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2013 16:13:14 GMT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2013 16:32:14 GMT
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Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 01:16:12 GMT
light says:
Spin,

Your'e right about that, quoting scripture without living it is pointless.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 01:17:14 GMT
light says:
Did you ever wonder if the disciples were sleeping who was around to witness this incident and report it?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 17:48:20 GMT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 19:30:23 GMT
Bellatori says:
For all that people are voting against you and light I think this is a very valid and important issue. The main historians of the time, Tacitus and Suetonius hardly mention Jesus so where did all the info come from? Given that the gospels were all based on something core written at least 30 years later (Mark?) and were themselves at least 100 years after the event one does wonder. On another thread I commented how unreliable except in the broad sweep Oral Tradition is. The lack of contemporary history allows for considerable exaggeration and, not to shun from it, falsification. If you start a religion lets face it you need a good story line.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 21:49:33 GMT
richard says:
in my experience of children they are taught 'mine' and 'me' by their parents.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 21:50:26 GMT
richard says:
Christianity was confused from the beginning.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 02:51:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2013 02:52:13 GMT
light says:
Don't give it a second thought Bellatori, Spin and I have groupies which follow us around and vote no, no matter what we say or even if we start a new thread, our comments do not add to the start of a new thread ;o)

Que sera sera!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 03:32:15 GMT
Spin says:
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Posted on 23 Jan 2013 10:23:42 GMT
I think there are two valid points of view - one is that you should share, the other is that you should respect the property of others otherwise you are a thief. Many children don't learn, aren't taught, that one by their parents.

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 10:27:06 GMT
Many of the yobboes and bullies you find at Mother and Toddler groups are like that because their parents are like that, obviously, and in my opinion it's increasing.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 10:36:33 GMT
Bellatori says:
After reading that I gave some thought to how my 13 month old grandson behaves with toys. The grasp reflex applied to everything at the beginning and everything he clutched had to be almost prised away from him. He would put a toy down only when distracted and could grasp another toy offered. This seems to be hardwired in. Now we play a game where we go through "Give it to Grandpa... thank you Henry, give it to Granna... thank you Henry, Grandpa give it to Henry... thankyou Grandpa (we say that bit for him!)" and so on. This is not sharing however. He still takes toys from other children and they from him, parental alertness avoids trouble!! We are slowly training him.
Sharing is clearly a learned skill but it has to have value added or we would not do it. That I think is the difficulty associated with the concept for children (and some parents). If you feel you have nothing then where is the value added in sharing/respect for property.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2013 03:07:04 GMT
Spin says:
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