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If someone attacks your time of worship with God and calls it fake or a self-generated emotional experience, how can they know what goes on when a person is spending alone time with God in His Presence? How do you refute an accusation like this?

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Those types of accusations are demonic even if the person does not know what he/she is doing. You do not need to justify your time with God to anyone. You may let the person know just that. 'I do not discuss my time with God to others'..'Its noones business'. The subject is not up for discussion. Do not let anyone confuse you. Blessings
---jody on 6/24/07

Our relationship with the Lord is pictured as the relationship of a husband and wife. Try having a non emotional life of no experience with your spouse and see how far it gets you.
What kind of relationship would anyone have without emotions or experience.
This no experience/emotions relationship is nothing but a bunch of cold religion.
---john on 6/24/07

You don't refute, just rebuke them and their evil spirit, in the name of Jesus. They don't have what you have and they want to make you feel bad. Resist satan and he will flee. Some things are not even worth addressing or acknowledging. This is one of those things. Keep praying and growing in Christ. Forget about the naysayers.
---Robyn on 6/24/07

I would ignore it!!! No matter who it is coming from, it is an attack by the enemy on your faith, which is precious to you. The scripture about not casting your pearls before swine fits in this situation, for the one doing the accusing is definately not a beliver, and is makeing fun of what is precious to you. Close the door to this attack, in love, but very firmly.Father, i pray for wisdom and perserverance for this your child. Amen
---Gayla on 6/24/07

When I am alone with God, no one else is around to know anything except God and me. I have seen emotionalism before and I have seen the Holy Spirit at work. There is a difference. Shira
---shira on 6/24/07

How does one "refute" an accusaiton like this?

Simply say, "But I wasn't talking to you!"
---Jack on 5/13/06

Sorry if I missed the point. I thought that something else provoked him, and that attacking your devotional time was a pretext for something else going on.

Weight gain and moodiness may be attributed to thyroid medication, that is why I said that.

Ask hubby what he was upset about.
---John_T on 4/13/06

If they are born again at all, there is a cry from their spirit to truly worship but an unrenewed carnal mind prevents it. Don't despair. Just be salt and light and know that what they really want to say out of their heart is, "How can I have what you have?" Look past the accusation to the root of the accusation and you will find compassion within yourself to stand in the face of it all.
---Linda6563 on 4/13/06

Those who don't know God as Father don't have the same kind of relationship with Him as those who do. When someone is truly worshipping the Father, there is a nature deep within their spirit that causes them to want that but their minds are still experiencing the alienation of not understanding what Jesus did to bring them to Father. Their only recourse, of course, is to manifest out of the carnal mind in criticism and judgment.
---Linda6563 on 4/13/06

dead legal or religious people commonly become offended at real geniune worship. If your worship is genuine, and someone is criticizing you, they are committing sin. Command them to Stop quenching or grieving the Spirit, or you can rebuke them in the Name of the Lord, or you can increase your volume of worship to fill the environment with complete praises and adoration of the Lord, or you can stop and move apart from the foul tongued critic and resume your genuine worship again, or ask them to join you.
---Eloy on 4/13/06

JohnT, you missed the point of the question. No matter how angry he became at me, was it right of him to attack my time in God's presence? Didn't satan do that when Joshua was standing at the throne of God and satan showed up and attacked Joshua and Jesus said "begone." My question was how do you refute an accusation when someone attacks your time of worship in God's presence.
---Donna on 4/13/06

Donna, will you write me at shira 5965. I would love to talk with you. Love in Christ, Shira
---shira on 4/13/06

You are saying that the side effects of your meds, such as weight gain, perhaps fast mood changes and others upset him so much that he turned his frustration and inability to cope with the new you onto you, and lashed out verbally. Correct?

I would be scared also if I suddenly had a "new wife" and she was not an improvement over the one I married.

Both of you go to the MD, and explain the medication side effects to adjust dosages.
---John_T on 4/12/06

If they can't tell the difference between fake worshiping and true worshiping, there is something wrong. No one is robbing me out of a blessing from God. If they don't want a blessing, then so be it, more for me. When I am alone with God it is our time, not everyone's time. That is the trouble with many, there isn't enough alone time with God.
---Rebecca_D on 4/12/06

John T, the basis of his attack was because I became angry at him and asked him to leave my house because he viscously rejected me because I had gained weight and he didn't tell me he wanted a size 6 woman like his daughter. I am currently on thryoid medicine.
---Donna on 4/12/06

Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
---john on 4/12/06

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All the other advice here is good, but I am curious.

What is the basis of his attack? If you are SDA, or something similar, then the attack may have more behind it than the day or time you worship, especially since you say self-generated emotional experience.

There has to be more to this than in your presenting question.
---John_T on 4/12/06

There is no need to so you don't.
---Bruce5656 on 4/11/06

When Jesus was falsely accused, He opened not His mouth. Hold your peace. It is like eating a seven-course meal. When you get finished, no man can tell you that you didn't eat it.
---Linda on 4/11/06

I would simply smile at the person and say, "I am sorry you feel this way. You really do not know what you are missing. I just know that this really blesses me."
---Madison on 4/11/06

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