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God Does Not Forgive

God tells us in the Bible that we should forgive 70x70, turn the other cheek etc. but how come He didn't do that? The flood, the children making fun of the man's baldness, Adam and Eve? I'm sure there are more. Thank you.

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mima, repent can mean to change ones mind yes, but to repent and turn to Christ means to "turn from your sin and turn to Jesus" when John the Baptist said to repent it is the word "metanoeo" which means to think differently. when the word repentance is used in the NT it is referred to as reversal or turn from.
---evangelistjerry on 10/22/08

Sue, you have to rightly divide the Word. In the Old Covenant, the genealogy through whom the seed would come had to be preserved. When man became so wicked that the intentions of his heart was only wickedness continually, God operated to preserve the line. Since God left man a choice of life and death, blessing and cursing, the choice of death and cursing by man left God no choice but to destroy anything that would bring destruction to those who sought to destroy the seed. That has been the adversary's intention all along, right? To destroy the seed? When the adversary seeks whom he may devour, he is not after you but after the hindering of the life of the One in you.
---Linda_G. on 10/22/08

Father God always answers prayer. Because He is a Spirit, He answers us through our spirits. If you only look in the natural for the answer without inclining your spiritual ear to spiritual things, you may very well miss the answer, not because you can't hear God in your spirit but because you haven't inclined your ear to that dimension. God operates through His Word. The gospel works effectually in them that believe. Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
---Linda_G. on 10/22/08

You hear and still you fail to open your Ears, Your taught and still you refuse to Learn, you Know and yet you continue as if your void....

I had to find answers, Work them, live them Prove them, Now you do Your Own home work.... you talk as though Christians are born followers!!

If it was not written would You not say How comes.....

It is written Yet You Fail to comprehend.

Who's fault is that?

I am not God but If you read his word, ONLY this time Without the Prejudices of the false Ministry you sat under.... You may just get the answers You are looking for.
---Carla3939 on 10/22/08

How is God refusing to hear just your prayers?

Did Christ himself think he was forsaken, Moses felt lost, David felt God wasn't hearing him, and many other Saints Paul even described that he was seen as Dung, Job was tried so why is your Protest stuck on modern mans tragedy?

are your eyes so closed that you for one minute cannot see that things have never been so bad in the world to the point of proving the LIVING WORD? ask that Your eyes may be OPENED.

---Carla3939 on 10/22/08

I would like for someone to point out to me where " the woman at the well" ever repented? Ever ask for forgiveness?

---mima on 10/22/08

mima, when she asked for the water she started the path from my understanding.
15The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

She was also lost sheep of house as well. Several things going on in story, one of my favorites. Christ as Judean should not have spoken to her.
Christ knew who she was. Sheep he had come for.
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 15:23-25

---Trav on 10/22/08

Yes Mima, very true. We must all turn(repent) to Jesus. Our only hope.
---duane on 10/22/08

I would like for someone to point out to me where " the woman at the well" ever repented? Ever ask for forgiveness?

Repentance means "changing of our minds", now every person is born without knowing the Lord Jesus Christ and when we change our mind's about who Christ is, we have repented!!
---mima on 10/22/08

The people did not repent because they did not believe what the prophets said (except for one or two kings). It was not until John the Baptist came to preach repentance that people began to see their own need for forgiveness. Jesus and his disciples continued to baptize into repentance.
---frances008 on 10/21/08

I've read most of these responses and I don't see where anyone answered this question with the Truth of God's word.

God FORGIVES those who repent. He hears the cries of a repentent heart. So if someone hasn't repented, then they remain in bondage until they die.

However, God also allows us to suffer the consequences of our sin. King Davied committed adultery and murder and he suffered greatly the consequences of his sin. God took away the son born to him by Bathsheba.

So God does FORGIVE those who repent. Jesus's blood covers our sins, but sometimes if we committing the same sin over and over, even as a Christian, we will suffer the consequences of that sin.
---donna8365 on 10/21/08

God has forgiven humans daily for ages, but know this truth: Absolutely no forgiveness is given to anyone whom does not repent, does not turn away from their sin and ask for forgiveness, does not seek to do right rather than to keep doing sin. There is no forgiveness when a person stays in sin, only when a person leaves sin and turns to serve God are they forgiven and not before. God's longsuffering is not the samething as God's forgiveness. The prodigal son was not forgiven and restored back to his father until he had a change of heart and chose to leave his life and turn back to his father again, then his restoration and blessing began, but not while he was separate from his father and doing his own will rather than his father's good will.
---Eloy on 10/21/08

Again, "If god has such supernatural powers, why doesn't he use them---today? Why is he MIA?"

Bible verses that seem to indicate that people like me aren't going to heaven because I don't believe as you do, do little to answer the question.

Why is God willing to torture people in an everlasting hell for lack of belief, but ignore their prayers as the suffer on earth?
---atheist on 10/20/08

carla sister, thank you for the scripture. It does not change what you said. It is not Christian to condemn sinners. Christ came to save sinners not the ones already saved. This is the simplest of revelations and is plainly spoken of by Christ himself. So you can quote scripture, but how can that save the lost when there is no love being shown or any love in the words you speak.
---ginger on 10/20/08

Job 8:2
How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?

Job 8:10
Shall not they teach thee, [and] tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

Job 8:11
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

Job 8:13
So [are] the paths of all that forget God, and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

Job 8:14
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust [shall be] a spider's web.
---Carla3939 on 10/20/08

Mat 10:33
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Jhn 3:18
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Atheist condemns himself by what he speaks from his heart.
---Carla3939 on 10/20/08

Pro 12:15
The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.

Isa 14:12
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isa 14:13
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Isa 14:14
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most High.

Isa 14:15
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
---Carla3939 on 10/20/08

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carla, that was not a Christian thing to say, asking if athiest middle name was satan's.
We are not suppose to act like that. When we do it darkens God's light in us. How is athiest suppose to know that God is real if we as Christians constantly condemn him. We are suppose to be a light to a dying world. Show love not hate because love is of God, hate is of the enemy.
Vengence is mine says the Lord. And he will have it. But not until after Jesus has saved as many as He can. Then Jesus will condemn those who chose not to follow His way.
Athiest has two choices- everlasting Life or eternal death. Both are Spiritual. How can he make the choice if we don't show him love?
---ginger on 10/20/08

athiest, I understand what you are asking.
Think on this, how many people would appreciate their freewill taken away?
Then ther is the fact that if God did do this, we would not realize on our own that we need HIM.
The things that happen in the world are done by selfish selfcentered people who could care less about anyone elses desires or needs other than their own.
So really God does not let things like this happen, man does by creating the situations in the first place.
---ginger on 10/18/08

actually God would have forgave them all just as he did when Jonah went to nineveh. the key difference is repentance. how can God forgive if we do not ask
---evangelistjerry on 10/17/08

god is very forgiving, loving, kind, god is a wonderful father, and a dear friend.
---netta3634 on 10/16/08

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I certainly could not do a better job than your god. But that is because I do not have the supernatural powers that you assign to him.

If I were omnipotent, omnipresent, and were actually responsible for creating creation, then yes I do think I could do a better job.

I'd be in there stopping the bad and teaching the good. I certainly wouldn't have wiped out all of my creation and started all over. I would have keep people on the straight and narrow with demonstrations more impressive than a burning bush, here and there.

If god has such supernatural powers, why doesn't he use them---today? Why is he MIA?
---atheist on 10/16/08

actually athiest, everyone that God felt worthy was on the Ark. The people who died were idolatrous, and sinful, Literally.
Noah and his family were in God's favor. So, in reality God did not punish the innocent in the great flood. He punished the wicked.

You may want to try picking up the Bible and read it. Start small, maybe some childrens Bible stories to aquant you with how Awesome GOD really is.
God bless you!!
---ginger on 10/16/08

No one is saved by the Cross, mankind is forgiven by the Cross. We are saved by HIS resurrected life that dwells within.

Salvation is Christ in you.
We receive all this, by grace through faith.
---duane on 10/16/08


If you have nothing good to comment about the God we serve then DON'T you sound like you THINK you could have done a better job!

Is your middle name SATAN?
---Carla3939 on 10/16/08

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1 john 1:9 is not for Christians.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I do not intend to risk taking communion with unconfessed sins. Yes the cross did it all, but we are still commanded to repent. Else, those who reject God would be saved by the cross too!
---obewan on 10/15/08

Why would one quote 1 john 1:9 to negate the Cross? The Cross is our only hope and foundation. How do we receive forgiveness of sin? Through faith in HIM. Its the gift of God. We have been made righteous. We dont have it by asking, its by grace through faith. There is no forgiveness of sin without the Blood.To think we must ask to be forgiven of sin is to say we will be asking tell the day we die, always in and out of forgiveness. This is not a gift, ITS BONDAGE. The Cross sets you free.

1 john 1:9 is not for Christians.
---duane on 10/15/08

How can you say God does not forgive?
Have you not just slandered his love. He forgave you did he not, or you would seize to exist. We all are forgiven if we want to be. God lets us learn from error, he watches over all of us. He sent his son to die for us.
He forgives everyday for every way, my friend. "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked"
---schellsr on 10/14/08

It seems to me that god was unforgiving when he sent the flood, killing everyone, plants and animals included, except for one man and his family that he considered without sin.

Could he have been more forgiving then? Maybe sending Christ, a little bit earlier in history?
---atheist on 10/14/08

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does the lord forgive us...lets see. mankind is still alive and well after we killed his ONLY begotton son...only ONE. the lord has the power to snuff out our exsistance in the blink of a eye....but we are alive and doing fine. one begotten son....every breath i take is proff that he forgives. simple as that my friend, simple as that. my the lord bless every thing u do.
---ROBERT on 10/14/08

Duane:-Your post IMHO is WRONG, Misleading for many reasons. But mainly because it makes no mention of Mans sinful cognizance, and appeal to be deviant.and God says "Nothing defiled enters Heaven".so if one does NOT ask for forgiveness, the comitted sin remains.This is the obstacle to enter His Kingdom."Be therefore perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect"Remember the sin of DISOBEDIENCE in Eden? How did God respond to that!!
---Mic on 10/14/08

duane_Your puttin the cart brfore the horse.

And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee

That seeing they may see, and not perceive, and hearing they may hear, and not understand, lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

It's NOT automatic(Forgivness)
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 10/14/08

Duane Wrote:
">>Christ died for the forgiveness of sin. We dont ask to be forgiven, we ARE forgiven.<<"
If we don't ask for forgiveness, how do you interpret 1 John 1:9?

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9 KJV)

My understanding is that confession is part of repentance, and it is a command. We are warned in the Bible about taking communion with unconfessed sins even lest we be made sick.
---obewan on 10/14/08

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Christ died for the forgiveness of sin. We dont ask to be forgiven, we ARE forgiven.No human ever asked Christ to die for sin, it was the choice of God alone. Christ died for all, to put sin away. It was a one time death for all people, for all time. While we were yet sinners, HE died for us.
Asking will NOT get you forgiven. Believing in the finished work of the Cross will.
God sent HIS SON to the Cross because HE loved us all. Its finished
---duane on 10/14/08

To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

God always forgives. Forgiveness is always coming from the Lord to us, we just need to learn to ask for it, in order to receive it.

James 4:1-3 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

This is why it SEEMS like the Lord's Forgiveness is not in the world.
---Shawn.M.T on 10/11/08

God forgives, it is the devil that cannot forgive.
---anonymous on 8/31/08

God doesn't chose not to forgive his people, we chose not to let him. Adam and Eve had been warned not to eat the fruit, same as Noah had warned the world about the flood. No one wanted God's love and one of the things he gave us is freewill. He won't force himself on any of us and where it hurts him when we tell him we don't care, he'll let us go our own path. The people during Noah's time weren't killed because God forced water down their throats but because they wouldn't let God take them to the boat.
---Icut2sis on 7/2/07

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God does not have to forgive anyone. He only forgives those that He has chosen to live with Him forever. And I will say to you right now, Persecutors of God's people are going to have the hotest place in HELL. So have fun. Ouch that's HOT. And it will be forever. Fun hum, hum.++++
---catherine on 6/28/07

#1 There is forgiveness of sins only in Jesus Christ. God is a Holy God and cannot in an wise tolerate sin. That is why He had to creation a totally New, sinless, race in the form of the New Creation life He places in each one of us at the time of our New Heavenly Birth. God is a God of love but He is also a God of judgment. In the time of the flood, the people were very evil with no thought of changing.
---Debbie_Jo on 6/26/07

#2 It was only when the flood waters came that some were saved, even though they died in the flood. You have to remember that the hearts of natural man is nothing but evil. If men won't repent, He can't forgive because He is unchanging and He is holy.
---Debbie_Jo on 6/26/07

I don't see any of the actions of God mentioned as proof that He doesn't forgive, just that there are consequences for sin.
---maryj9396 on 6/25/07

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Sue, if there's one thing that i've learned its that humans judge the actions but God judges not only that but the motive as well. If God didn't forgive Adam and Eve we would not be here. By sending Jesus to die for us He gave us a second chance and by forgiving you daily He gives a third, and a fourth... way past 70x70 times!
---Loved on 6/9/07

God is a much wiser "Parent" than we are. When my children did something wrong, I still loved them and forgave them. But.....they still had to suffer the consequences of their choices. Why should God do less?
---Jerry on 6/7/07

sue, there is absolute proof of God, the delusion is not believing what is absolutely seen and documented fact. There is absolute proof that God exists for the exact same reason that there is absolute proof that someone living, and using the name sue printed is posting here, which now is absolutely manifested in front of my eyes. Should I be deluded and say there is no proof that sue exists? God forbid, for the evidence is clearly seen.
---Eloy on 6/3/07

sue, God lived on earth as Jesus Christ. To deny this is to deny fact. Christ historically lived, performed miracles, was killed and physically rose up again from the dead; and many people eye-witnessed this, both believers and nonbelievers documented the facts. But like any product you want to "know" about, you try it out for yourself to see whether its claims are true. And so it is with Christ. "O taste and see that YHWH good: blessed the man trusting in him." Psalm 34:8.
---Eloy on 6/3/07

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sue, 1-present day miracles, like medical healings that are scientifically unexplainable are physical proofs of God's existence.

2-every prophecy has come to pass so far, over 3,000 verses of fulfilled prophecies.

3-archaeological digs and artifacts prove the historical accuracy of names and places recorded in the Bible.

4-principles of science recorded in the Bible long before they were confirmed experimentally: earth being round; life in the blood; the earth's gravity; etc.
---Eloy on 6/3/07

sue, Supernatural miracles, especially unexplainable medical miracles of healing and resurrections are physical and tangible proof that God exists, and they are a loud testimony and witness to all that God is real. So i accept this evidence, proof, and fact that God is real. And it is foolish to deny the fact, for these present day miracles, like medical healings which are scientifically unexplainable are physical proofs of God's existence.
---Eloy on 6/3/07

sue, Jesus is God.."else believe me for the very miracles' sake. To know that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself...for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. To seek of God, if happens they might feel after him and find him, although indeed being not far from each one of us. And you all will seek me, and find, when you all will search for me with all your heart." Jn.14:11; II Cor.5:19; Hb.11:6; Acts 17:27; Jer.29:13.
---Eloy on 6/3/07

Anthony, yes, I agree about the knowledge, but for me to believe and have this knowledge I must have blind faith that it is all true. Because as much as I wish, there is no absolute proof of God. But thats okay because I have faith.
---sue on 6/3/07

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You know the 42 children which came out of Jericho to mock Elisha, and were destroyed by the two wild she-bears, I believe these 42 dissers were the same children of the 50 sons of the prophets which went out to look for Elijah's body for 3 days prior. For after 3 days of not finding Elijah's body in order to comfort Elisha, Elisha rebuked them and told them "Did I not tell you, Go not." For all have witnessed him being raptured.
---Eloy on 6/2/07

Sue - The only people who have blind faith are those whose beliefs are founded on ignorance. A christian has sighted faith because their faith is based on knowledge. Through knowledge comes faith - there are many examples of this throughout the Bible.
---Anthony on 5/31/07

Sue - The Bible says that the thoughts of people before the flood were evil constantly. I really don't see what the problem was in cleansing the earth of its infection, ironically by physically wounding it to the level which reflected the spiritual wound it had.
---Anthony on 5/31/07

Sue - As for "innocent" children: Aren't parents responsible for their children? Surely you've seen examples of parents who are clearly leading their child to destruction such as being severly overweight and vehemently defending their child's "right" to eat whatever it wants. Perhaps Noah tried to get all children to come onto the ark, but their parents would not let them go?
---Anthony on 5/31/07

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Sue - Also, maybe the children were just a corrupt as their parents, after all children tend to mimic the actions of their parents. If so then there were no innocent children.
---Anthony on 5/31/07

Sue - God is apparently showing us that whether we have a perfect beginning, where we have practically nothing to do but enjoy His gifts, or a flood-mangled planet where we form our society and environment in our own eyes as we see fit the result is the same without following God's way. Total destruction. Don't forget that this world we live in today will one day be destroyed by fire as a judgment like the pre-flood world.
---Anthony on 5/31/07

Steveng"YEP it was a legitimate question & so was God's answer.Check History You want to ask God To? about his decisions Go right ahead.He is NOT your equal He is your God & supreme.His answer is in his actions.
---Emcee on 5/30/07

Sue, those are illustrations of God's provision in Christ. Sin is removed from the midst of His people. Jesus became sin (2 Cor. 5:21) and the cursse (Gal.3) and was removed from the land of the living (died and was buried). On the third day, only a righteous man got up and He is the head of the new creation man.
---Linda on 5/30/07

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Honey. God does what He wants to do. He is God. We are not . He does not have to answer to you or anyone, for that matter.Questions of this nature shows you are very immature when it comes to knowing Gods ways and actions. Keep looking to Jesus and asking Him to teach your spirit. Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior and these things will be revealed unto you.
---Robyn on 5/30/07

*Elroy and others,how can you say that the couple in the NT GOT what they deserved?*

God is the one who killed them. The Bible clearly says that. Did God make a bad judgement call? Either they got what they deserved or God wrongly judged them, which is questioning God. We know God is perfect and perfectly just so if he killed Ananias and Sapharia for what they did they had to have deserved it. Can the same happen to anyone in the age of Grace? Absolutely and such things have happened.
---Matthew on 5/30/07

Don't listen to the lies of people that tell you "Well they went to heaven anyway." If such was true then there death would of been a reward(get to heaven quicker) not a punishment and the people who witnessed the death wouldn't be described as "overcome with fear". They would be celebrating and praising God's mercy if they went to heaven. Instead the Bible says "great fear seized the Church". They knew where they went off to.
---Matthew on 5/30/07

THANKyou all so much for your replies. It may seem like I am being disrespectful to God, but I pray all the time for understanding and wisdom regarding Him, and maybe this is how He is answering my prayers. God bless you all.
---sue on 5/30/07

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Judy, Grace does not mean lack of judgment. Grace comes to the obedient and also to those whom repent from their wrongs, but the husband and wife did neither. When the needs of the church were made known to the worshippers, ie: lack of food, clothes, shelter, etc. And the husband and wife agreed to sell their land for a set price and bring the price to the church, and then afterward decided privately to only give a part of the price. God is not mocked. If you sow wickedness you will reap the same.
---Eloy on 5/30/07

Judy, BTW, titheing is not New Testament Law, but an abolished Old Testament custom. The New Testament way is if you have a lot, give a lot; if you have a little, give a little; and if you have none, then give none. God loves the cheerful giver whom gives because they desire to give.
---Eloy on 5/30/07

Judy, The age of grace only applies to the obedient and those whom repent from their wrongs. Grace does not apply to the disobedient and those whom never repent from their wrongs. What is the Word of grace, "Repent, that is Turn from your wicked ways and serve the Lord; then I will receive and will be your Father and you my child and I will abundantly pardon you and bless you." It is NOT, "Sin, continue in your wicked ways and then I will give you grace, no, God forbid."
---Eloy on 5/30/07

Judy, The age of grace only applies to the obedient and those whom repent from their wrongs. Grace does not apply to the disobedient and those whom never repent from their wrongs. What is the Word of grace, "Repent, that is Turn from your wicked ways and serve the Lord; then I will receive you and will be your Father and you my child and I will abundantly pardon you and bless you." It is NOT, "Sin, continue in your wicked ways and then I will give you grace, no, God forbid."
---Eloy on 5/30/07

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Judy, Repent, get forgiven: Don't repent, get condemned: This Law of grace has never changed and still stands. You can live for God or live for sin, but their is a reward for each one you choose to serve. If Ananias and Sapphira would have repented and asked for forgiveness they would have received his grace, instead while still stained with each of their own sin they continued to lie to the Apostles, but neither of them admitted their own guilt nor begged God's forgiveness.
---Eloy on 5/30/07

Judy, Repent, get forgiven: Don't repent, get condemned: This Law of grace has never changed and still stands. You can live for God or live for sin, but there is a reward for each one you choose to serve. If Ananias and Sapphira would have repented and asked for forgiveness they would have received his grace, instead while still stained with each of their own sin they continued to lie to the Apostles, but neither of them admitted their own guilt nor begged God's forgiveness.
---Eloy on 5/30/07

Elroy and others,how can you say that the couple in the NT GOT what they deserved?Jesus already died for the forgiveness of sins,it was already the age of grace.Should we expect likewise treatment if we dont pay our tithes or upset God in some other manner?I can understand somewhat the strictness of Old testament,but this was in the NT>Please make me understand.
---Judy on 5/29/07

.sue, God looked from heaven, and he saw this: "When YHWH saw that the wickedness of mankind was increased upon the earth, and all the imagination and thoughts of their heart was only sinuous every day, YHWH regretted that he had made man upon the earth, and sorrowed in his heart.," Beginning 6:5,6. All were active in sin continuously nonstop, lying, cheating, robbing, kidnapping, abusing, whoring, molesting, raping, violence, killing, etc: All flesh except righteous Noah and his kin.
---Eloy on 5/29/07

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greetings.Sue has ,being the Father's daughter, the exclusive right to ask any question she pleases.It is forever true "ask and ye shall recieve".How straight foward is Father when he makes plain to us that he is not what others make him appear to be and who denies God is a loving Father who answers his children's questions as a loving Father naturally will.There is never too much time spent asking how,why or what their Father is . Answering questions is a Fathers duty to his child.
---earl on 5/29/07

God is v-e-e-r-r-r-y l-o-o-n-n-n-g suffering. Look how very very long he lets the wicked survive and continue to destroy the innocent and his creation. Why? because he desires for every person to turn away from their sin and to choose his benevolence over eternal damnation, which is the end result of living in and for sin, rather than living in and for God.
---Eloy on 5/29/07

Sue: Total love, total peace. Unconceivable! We humans could never in our wildest imagination conceive the world before the fall of Adam and Eve. This is what God is trying to accomplish. One big obstacle - man. Every time God leaves us alone, we tend to destroy each other. What's happening today is what happened in Noah's days and in Lot's days. So how does God plan to get us back to paradise?
---Steveng on 5/29/07

God's plan to get us back to paradise. There are two resurrections. The first when Jesus returns where the dead in Christ will rise first followed by the living in Christ. These will no taste the second death.

After the thousand years are up all the other people dead since the beginning will rise and will be judged. Those found in the Book of Life will live forever, those not found will die a second eternal death.
---Steveng on 5/29/07

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Every person had a chance to choose what life they wanted. Noah preached about what was to happen. Jesus planted the seed to tell the world about the Gospel of God. In these end times, the Godpel is preach over all the Earth. Every person had a choice: eternal life or eternal death. Even if a town never hear of Jesus, they still will be judged by what they did on Earth because they knew in their hearts what was right and what was wrong. Unfortunately, most people's hearts have grown cold as a stone.
---Steveng on 5/29/07

that would be why he sent down Jesus to wash away our sins which he didnt have to do because he is perfect. Being imperfect beings we have no right nor place to pass judgement and condemn another person for a fault. Because this would be very hypercitical on our part. But as for God, he has the right and power to do any of the above. By the way if you didnt understand the 1st sentence, GOD DOES FORGIVE
---Jon_NPV on 5/29/07

Emcee: "Sue::If you really love God you would NOT ask a question to understand..."

This is a legitimate question from a person who sincerely seeks an answer to understand. Job asked a lot of questions yet he was a, if not the most Godly man in the world. I have faith that Sue will find her answer if she keeps on seeking, but it surely won't come from you.
---Steveng on 5/29/07

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