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Unbelievers Living In Your House

Is it wrong for a Christian couple to allow an unsaved, unmarried couple to stay in their home? If your answer is YES, it is wrong, then how are other Christians suppose to deal with the Christian couple allowing this?

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christan:

You said: For a Christian to even use a person who's faithless in Christ, it truly speaks volume of your own faith.

Could you clarify just what you mean by "use"?

In the plain sense of the word, this means one should not work for non-Christians, buy from non-Christians, sell to non-Christians, etc. This would be virtually impossible. Do you know everyone you do business with? Do you know who makes the groceries you eat and the clothes you wear, and provides water and electricity to your home - and what their religious beliefs are?

Jesus frequently ate with sinners and infidels and other unsavory sorts. Are we holier than he is?
---StrongAxe on 1/11/14


\\"For a Christian to even use a person who's faithless in Christ, it truly speaks volume of your own faith."
christian\\

Does this mean I'm faithless because on of my specialists is a Hindu and another is a Jew?

They were assigned to me by my health care plan.

Chris is baptized.
---Cluny on 1/9/14


"For a Christian to even use a person who's faithless in Christ, it truly speaks volume of your own faith."
christian

Maybe you ought to go back and see who made the statement I quoted and direct your comments to him.

But, this is your way. I quote someone else and you make ignorant comments about me.

Ain't ya got nothin' to do?
---Elder on 1/9/14


"shira, you ask if confession is the same as forgiveness.

This is like saying that a match is the same as a fire.

A match can CAUSE a fire, but it is not the fire itself."
Cluny on 1/8/14

Still the work Of God, it is not as if mans confession causes forgiveness, since a true confession comes from the heart and a changed heart is Gods work. In the case you cited, the prodigal, the forgiveness was already there, within the fathers heart.
---Chria9396 on 1/9/14


"What does the Bible say about him denying his wife? Elder

For a Christian to even use a person who's faithless in Christ, it truly speaks volume of your own faith.

So what if Ghandi did what you said he did? Does it make him righteous before God? Aren't we explicitly told by the Scripures, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God." Romans 3:10,11 - why defend the man?

Committing adultery, fornication, murder etc, is not what's going to send one to hell. Do you know what sends the man to hell?

UNBELIEF IN GOD!
---christan on 1/9/14




Sis. Karen, I totally agree with your statement when you said,
". To allow an unmarried couple to share the same bed in your home is to become part of their sinful life."
I believe that very strongly. I know I would never allow that in my home. I know many liberal Christians would. They find all kind of excuses for allowing it to happen. In fact by allowing it to happen in your home, you open the door to the enemy to do his work in your own home.
While it might hurt the feelings of the couple, it shows you are standing by your moral rights no matter what by not allowing sin to be practice in your home for it can bring curses and not blessings.
---Mark_V. on 1/9/14


shira, you ask if confession is the same as forgiveness.

This is like saying that a match is the same as a fire.

A match can CAUSE a fire, but it is not the fire itself.

In like matter, confession BRINGS forgiveness, but is not forgiveness itself.

Consider the case of the Prodigal Son. When he "came to himself," he first REPENTED and returned home. He started to stumble out a confession. But his father forgave him and restored him.

Christ is baptized.
---Cluny on 1/8/14


\\ok cluny, I will try to understand you. confession is not the same as forgiveness? if you confess, who do you confess to and who forgives you? who do you call father?
---shira4368 on 1/8/14\\

Wrong, shira.

I NEVER brought up the issue of forgiveness, YOU are the one clouding the issues.

The only two words I'm mentioning are REPENTANCE and CONFESSION.

One "repents" (that is the metanoia) and the CONFESSES his sinful state.

shira, can you see well on the screen to read? Or do you understand what I actually post?

Why do you drag in things I never said?

Christ is baptized!
---Cluny on 1/8/14


\\confession is not the same as forgiveness?\\

Of course not! You didn't think they were, did you?

Christ is baptized.
---Cluny on 1/8/14


ok cluny, I will try to understand you. confession is not the same as forgiveness? if you confess, who do you confess to and who forgives you? who do you call father?
---shira4368 on 1/8/14




"Little known fact about Ghandi. Though he had abjured relations with his wife, he would sleep with young girls to test his chastity."

What does the Bible say about him denying his wife?

How would that experence prove anything? He knew his position in his mind. Sin is committed there first.

What did Ghandi do when he failed? Huh...? This sounds like an excuse to me.

Can men take fire into their chest and not be burned? If you play in fire what is the chance that you will get burned?

Ghandi's "tests" were self-satisfying for him!!
---Elder on 1/8/14


\\He can't see the context of what I said or why. He also skipped the part where I said, "Sleeping may not be a problem but what they do while awake sure can be!!"\\

Little known fact about Ghandi. Though he had abjured relations with his wife, he would sleep with young girls to test his chastity.

shira, in your favor, after thought, I think that you and others are confusing the words "repentance" and "confession." While related acts, they are NOT the same things.

Repentance (metanoia, a change of mind) will lead to confession to God. But that's not the same thing as "repenting to God."

Christ is baptized!
---Cluny on 1/8/14


Nana, it seems "christian" reads these blogs the same way he reads the Bible.

He can't see the context of what I said or why. He also skipped the part where I said, "Sleeping may not be a problem but what they do while awake sure can be!!"

It's just a typical post from him.
---Elder on 1/8/14


\\cluny, I can surely read probably better than you. if repent is many times in the bible, what do you think repent means? who do we repent to????
---shira4368 on 1/7/14\\

shira, please give me ONE passage, with BCV, where the Bible, in any translation says, "repent to God" or "repent towards God."

And where did you get the idea that repentance went in ANY direction?

Christ is baptized.
---Cluny on 1/7/14


christan:

Jesus primarily spoke to Jews. There are a few rare exceptions, like the centurion, and the woman at the well. Jesus specifically dismissed her on the account she was a Gentile, but she persisted.

The people Jesus preached to were people who generally believed in God, and mostly followed the Torah. Jesus would not call them "good", but most people would call them good - in the same way that we speak of "Good bible-believing Christians", yet Jesus said nobody but God is good. They were sinners, just as all Christians are (if we say we aren't we deceive ourselves).

You said: your facts of the Bible is all in a mess,

Please explain just which Bible fact I have in a mess.
---StrongAxe on 1/7/14


cluny, I can surely read probably better than you. if repent is many times in the bible, what do you think repent means? who do we repent to????
---shira4368 on 1/7/14


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\\cluny, what sentence would you like for me to repeat? you can say some of the dumbest things I have ever seen from a person.
---shira4368 on 1/6\\

I didn't say "repeat." I said "READ."

And you say that **I** say dumb things?

Christ is baptized!
---Cluny on 1/7/14


Elder, you being called a naive is so funny! It also makes christan a dipstick!
---Nana on 1/7/14


"Yea, maybe they can shower and bathe together too. After all they would just be keeping their bodies clean. God is all for that." Elder

Boy, you sure are naive. A man and woman who's not married sleeps together on the same bed and you like us to believe nothing is going to happen? Really? Don't fool yourself. Showering and taking a bathe together is just a way of keeping their bodies clean? Now you're really naive!

There's such a thing as FORNICATION! Or the Bible wouldn't mention it as a sin. Wow!
---christan on 1/7/14


cluny, what sentence would you like for me to repeat? you can say some of the dumbest things I have ever seen from a person.
---shira4368 on 1/6/14


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\\cluny, repent is in the king james bible many many times. repent is used many many ways especially in the new testament.
---shira4368 on 1/5/14\\

Can you read complete sentences, shira?

I'm not talking about the single word "repent."

I'm talking about the buzz word "repent to/towards God" that appears nowhere in the KJV.

Christ is baptized! In the Jordan!
---Cluny on 1/6/14


cluny, repent is in the king james bible many many times. repent is used many many ways especially in the new testament.
---shira4368 on 1/5/14


"sleeping in the same bed is not the same as sexual intercourse"
James on 1/3/14

Yea, maybe they can shower and bathe together too. After all they would just be keeping their bodies clean. God is all for that.

Sleeping may not be a problem but what they do while awake sure can be!!
---Elder on 1/6/14


"did you know that NOWHERE does the KJV use the phrase "repent to/towards God"? - Cluny

Gee, I don't know what KJV Bible you are using but mine explicitly says in Acts 20:21, "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."

You should do yourself a favour the next time and read the Bible, with chapters and verses numbers on them.

And anyways, doesn't your Orthodoxy teach you that your repentance for your sins is to God? Or do your theology subscribe to repentance to your high priest? And forgetting that he too is a sinner before God, just like everyone?
---christan on 1/5/14


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\\Cluny, you love flattering yourself. I put the Truth before your eyes with Scriptures to contradict your understandings and you want to rebuke me? With what?\\

If you think you're setting out truth, YOU are the one indulging in self flattery.

I repeat, unless YOU repent, YOU will likewise perish.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/5/14


\\Aren't "idolaters, pagans, and unbelievers" perfect sinners to preach repentance to God?\\

christan, did you know that NOWHERE does the KJV use the phrase "repent to/towards God"?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/5/14


James...I stand by my statement. No Christian should allow unmarried couples of "sleep" together in their home. And, you do know that I don't mean they just sleep. You are sadly naive. To allow an unmarried couple to share the same bed in your home is to become part of their sinful life.
---KarenD on 1/5/14


Cluny, you love flattering yourself. I put the Truth before your eyes with Scriptures to contradict your understandings and you want to rebuke me? With what?

All you do is just talk from your own heart and hardly support your understanding and believes with the support of Scriptures. And you seriously think you're rebuking me or anyone here about the Truth? As Christ said to the Jews,

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." How's this for Truth?
---christan on 1/4/14


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so cluny, you think you are god now?
---shira4368 on 1/4/14


\\If they were good, why would Christ rebuke them?
---christan on 1/4/14\\

Why do you think I rebuked YOU, christan?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/4/14


After reading some of the answers to this blog this scripture comes to mind: "But if you bite and devour one another, watch out lest you be consumed by one another." Gal.5:15
---Simone_G on 1/4/14


StrongAxe, your facts of the Bible is all in a mess, let alone what you're trying to do in standing up for what Cluny said.

Firstly, the woman at the well Christ spoke to was a Samaritan (a racially mixed society with Jewish and pagan ancestry). That makes her a Gentile.

As for your friend Cluny, these were his exact words "These words were not addressed to unbelievers, but to good, Torah-thumping, synagogue going, family values Jews." Now where in Luke 13 does it described these self-righteous Jews as "good" which Christ was rebuking?

If they were good, why would Christ rebuke them?
---christan on 1/4/14


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James:

Exactly. In fact, if you look at Luke 17:34
"I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left."
regardless of whether "taken" here is a good thing or a bad thing, there are two men in one bed, and on the day of the Lord, they suffer different fates, so whichever way you slice it, "being in one bed" isn't the criterion for slicing.
---StrongAxe on 1/4/14


KarenD: You posted the statement about a week ago 'not married to sleep together'

Did God ever ban it?

NO, He did not

sleeping in the same bed is not the same as sexual intercourse

You are making assumptions

If you wish to be remembered for your righteousness do not make assumptions

It makes you look like a Pharisee
---James on 1/3/14


christan:

Cluny's point wasn't that the audience weren't sinners - they must have been, or Jesus would not have needed to address them thus. But they were good, bible-believing synagogue-attending sinners, and not unbelieving or pagan or idolatrous sinners.

Remember, when the woman at the well came to Jesus, he himself told her that he was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel - that's the audience he primarily preached to. Preaching primarily to gentiles was Paul's calling.
---StrongAxe on 1/3/14


Nana, stop making a fool of yourself just like Cluny and JamesL is doing. What has Romans 10:14,15 to do with repentance to God as what Christ was saying in Luke 13:3,5 or anywhere's in the Bible that preaches repentance to God?

What's the point of forsaking repentance to God and just say you believe in Christ? Is that how we are to preach the Gospel of Christ? Maybe to you, Cluny and JamesL it is but definitely not how the Bible teaches. Your's is half truth, which ain't no truth at all.

"Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Acts 20:21 - this is TRUTH!
---christan on 1/3/14


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Romans 10:
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Cluny and James_L agree with Paul.
---Nana on 1/3/14


\\Aren't "idolaters, pagans, and unbelievers" perfect sinners to preach repentance to God?\\

OK. I will.

Unless YOU repent, christan, YOU will likewise perish.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/3/14


Luk 13:25-29 ...Lord, Lord, open unto us, and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are, depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
--Sounds like he talking to idolatrous and unbelieving Jews to me.
---micha9344 on 1/3/14


"you're so ignorant of the Scriptures and power of God that you think these words were addressed to idolaters, pagans, and unbelievers?" Cluny

You really make a fool of yourself and give evidence that your faith is most definitely built on sand. If repentance to God were no directed at "idolaters, pagans, and unbelievers", who is it directed at?

Aren't "idolaters, pagans, and unbelievers" perfect sinners to preach repentance to God? If you're not preaching repentance to these category of mankind, who do you preach to? The righteous like you and the Pharisees? Hey, if you're righteous, what need is there for you to repent of your sins?

What a hypocrite!
---christan on 1/3/14


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\\"These words were not addressed to unbelievers, but to good, Torah-thumping, synagogue going, family values Jews. You were saying?"\\

christan, you're so ignorant of the Scriptures and power of God that you think these words were addressed to idolaters, pagans, and unbelievers?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/2/14


"These words were not addressed to unbelievers, but to good, Torah-thumping, synagogue going, family values Jews. You were saying?"

Cluny, you don't surprise me anymore with your pagan believe dressed in your orthodox faith pretending to be a Christian.

"Repentance to God" is a universal COMMAND to ALL men, regardless of whether they are saved or not, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 - this is without exception.

You have forgotten what Christ said, "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

You were saying?
---christan on 1/2/14


the only way to deal with a couple who sleep together in a Christian home is tell them you have a room for each of them. even use the sofa or a roll away bed. I did that once when my daughter and her fianc came to stay a couple of days with me. I never had to worry about them sleeping together because my daughter wouldn't have done that anyway. they had never slept together even at my daughters apartment.
---shira4368 on 1/2/14


Thanks Grandma, I definitely don't want to be judging anyone! The Lord knows I of all people have absolutely no right to judge anyone for wrong doing. I'm of all men most miserable when it comes to serving God without failures. I will pray for them & myself that God will be shown in all we do. Thanks again Grandma.(I love your name. :-D)
---Reba on 1/1/14


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James_L,

Concerning Matthew 7:15_20 Jesus summarized of the false prophets he spoke thereofof, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Matthew 12:22_37 "... But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

He equated even the thought of something as the deed itself. What is the fruit of the false prophet?
Thoughts, words and acts are fruit and are behaviors. But, carry on with your agenda, don't delay.
---Nana on 1/1/14


Reba: Stop judging. Love your daughter, her husband, and the couple. Pray they see Jesus in your daughter and son-in-law, and accept Him as their Saviour.
---Grandma on 1/1/14


Family, enjoy this blogg!really alot of respect for PastoraKaren why? One of many reasons..
she came/was raised/ a christian home! "no nonsense" strict but, loving home! I spent child hood in foster homes, & relatives and alone,it' been a hard road ,UNTIL I found out HIS WAY HIS WILL Best!

A home a while,christian lady but, I left husband try to get at me!

I took off...I knew no one would believe me.
It hurt to leave,because she was a wonderfull mother to me.

It left a seed. one day,I'll be fervent in prayer,steadfast,etc..

Bro Caleb also good valid points! "The problem here is you are not relying on God or looking for His wisdom to take care of things".
---Lidia4796 on 1/1/14


\\ Luke 3:8 fruits worthy of repentance...
Fruit is behavior. \\
---Nana on 12/30/13


Why are you quoting Luke, when my comment was specific to what Jesus said in Matthew 7 & 12 (though I mis-referenced it as Matthew 11)

KarenD said "know them by their fruits" - MATTHEW 7:20

Matt 7:15-20, OUTWARDLY they look like sheep, but INWARDLY they are ravenous wolves...you will know them by their fruits.

Matt 12:22-37
v25 Jesus knew their THOUGHTS (inward)
v33-34 The tree is known by its fruit...The mouth speaks what the HEART (inward) is filled with
v37 by your WORDS...justified...condemned


That fruit is NOT behavior, but the words which came from their corrupt hearts
---James_L on 12/31/13


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CLUNY: "torah-thumping".... :-D Sometimes your harshness is a bit humorous. Or maybe, you mean it as sarcastic. Either way... I can't help but grin. :-)
---Reba on 12/31/13


Here's my problem in a nutshell: My daughter, a Christian believer, & her husband, also a Christian believer, is allowing his brother & the brothers live in girlfriend, to stay in their home. My daughter knows this isn't right & how I feel about it. My problem is I get angry when she mentions them to me. I don't say anything but my blood pressure goes sky high! How do I respond when she talks about them(just general daily things) as though it's no big deal?
---Reba on 12/31/13


\\"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:3,5 (twice)\\

These words were not addressed to unbelievers, but to good, Torah-thumping, synagogue going, family values Jews.

You were saying?

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 12/31/13


Luke 3:8 "Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham."
Luke 3:10 "And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?"
Luke 3:12 "Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?"

"He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none, and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."
"Exact no more than that which is appointed you."
"Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages."

Fruit is behavior.
---Nana on 12/30/13


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James L....You seem to be making up your own doctrine as you go along.
---KarenD on 12/30/13


"You won't find ANY examples of Jesus telling an unbeliever to "repent from sin" JamesL

True, not only to an unbeliever but a believer:

"From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matthew 4:17

"Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:14,15

"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:3,5 (twice)

You were saying?
---christan on 12/30/13


You won't find ANY examples of Jesus telling an unbeliever to "repent from sin"-James_L on 12/29/13
Luke 24:36,47 ...Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them ...that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luke 5:31-32 And Jesus answering said unto them...I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 13:2-3 And Jesus answering said unto them...I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
-I choose to believe the Bible.
---micha9344 on 12/30/13


\\Jesus called it SIN and said to repent from SIN. \\
---KarenD

WRONG !!!

You won't find ANY examples of Jesus telling an unbeliever to "repent from sin"

"Repent" means to have a change of mind. It doesn't mean "turn away from sin"

He ALWAYS said "your sins are forgiven" or Your faith has healed you" BEFORE telling them to go and sin no more


\\...we would know them by their fruits. \\
---KarenD

And if you care to read Matthew 11:31-36, Jesus made it clear what the "fruit" is, and He said NOTHING about behavior

Fundamental superstition is NOT the same as biblical precept
---James_L on 12/29/13


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JamesL...As a Christian couple my husband is the head of our household. Jesus called it SIN and said to repent from SIN. He did not say to let them SIN in your bedroom. People who have not changed after they say they are born again are not born again. Jesus said the old man would be put away and the new man would be there. Jesus also said we would know them by their fruits. By your way of thinking false prophets are not to be judged by Christians either.
---KarenD on 12/29/13


\\ As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. \\
---KarenD on 12/28/13

MEN were the unquestioned leader of the home in OT times, not women. So it's not your place to say what goes on in your husband's home

also,
if you look for behavioral indicators for what constitutes a believer, then I would question your salvation. Outwardness is self righteous pride, which God resists

works are neither the root nor inevitable fruit of salvation

Look at 1Corinthians. NOT ONE TIME did Paul call their faith into question. He called them brethren about 35 times

Would you also demand that unbelievers pay tithes, sacrifice a bull and cover themselves in sack cloth and ash?

Good Grief
---James_L on 12/29/13


As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. It amazes me that people who profess to be Christians would allow a couple who are not married to sleep together in their home. As far as how other Christians should deal with a so-called Christian who allows this in their home, I would question their salvation.
---KarenD on 12/28/13


Reba, have you ever considered that we were once without God? That the whole world is still without God and multitudes will die without Him?

Unless the Christian couple is fellow-shipping with the ungodly in their ungodly ways, why do you want to judge them? Didn't Christ came and sat with sinners? Or did He sit with the righteous only?

The best thing you can do as a Christian is pray that the good Lord will guide and protect your Christian brother and sister in Christ and not to be self-righteous.
---christan on 12/27/13


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Each situation is different and you have to be careful you are not making sin okay or enabling sin. "Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial." It is important to have the proper priorities. If these people want to sin, they can do it outside of your love and care, but if you feel conviction to help them, it is not your fault what they do. The problem here is if you are not relying on God or looking to His wisdom to take care of things. God may very well have you house people that sin. He might also have you evict them for that very reason. The important thing is to check your own heart to know for sure, but holding someone responsible for the choices of others is completely wrong.
---Caleb on 12/27/13


Thankyou,Sis.RitaH. yes! I had to get several.pairs of HDL Sunglasses seem to work better for me/ screen.
I.had to not be on.long periods of time.now,I got lots of dark sun glasses switch them.up!
Take care,we will continue takeyou in prayer. God see you through..
Love of Jesus
---Lidia4796 on 12/26/13


The holy widow St. Monica allowed her as yet unconverted son Augustine stay in her home with his concubine.

Of course, in the Roman Empire, a CONCUBINA had a legally recognized and socially respected status, though it was inferior to an UXOR, or wife.

Just mentioning.

Christ is born! Glorify Him!
---Cluny on 12/26/13


Lidia, thank you so much. I knew that you were praying for me and I truly appreciate that. I won't be here as much as I was before because the computer screen hurts my eyes. Other things I cannot do yet also but God loves us and cares about our health and expects us to be sensible and care for ourselves as much as we can.

Happy Christmas and every blessing for 2014 to all at Christianet.
---Rita_H on 12/25/13


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Reba,
if a Christian family allows an unmarried couple to stay in their home, it doesn't mean they're condoning the behavior.

Maybe they realize that lost people don't need to straighten up, they need to be spiritually healed. The Holy Spirit can straighten them out as they grow in grace and knowledge

Maybe the Christian couple desire the opportunity to be a spiritual influence on that unbelieving, unmarried couple. That is praiseworthy

What a shame that Christians reduce our faith to outward morality. Christianity is a living hope, not a code of conduct
---James_L on 12/25/13


I know since this is Christmas Eve there will possibly be very few people "Blogging/posting" this week so Rita & Cluny I'm thankful you responded. I love your answers because it takes a HUGE burden off my shoulders. I was brought up that we are to "Shun" believers who do or allow sin into their homes/lives & I've never felt that was a good way to be a witness. & I've felt uncomfortable with the way that was done. I wanted other advice from people who claim to be my Brothers & Sisters & see what they're belief was on this subject. I hope there will be more for me to hear from but if not, thank you both for telling me how you feel about this subject. Merry Christmas & a very Blessed New Year. :-D
---Reba on 12/24/13


Hello,Sis.RitaH. glad to know you alive had a prayer for you! thankfull .to God. I had people in my apt. Real problem "smoking!" Damages my lungs so,they didn't stay long! Next they want' to bring their guys,here.

People will try get away with most anything!
So,now I no longer accept no one my You really can't "police" them,24/7.

,I quit long time ago.. it got me angry, I do not need agravation. Bless you.
---Lidia4796 on 12/24/13


It's none of my business what goes on in someone else's home that I don't see happening.

I'm not called upon to investigate others.

Neither are you, Reba.

Christmas Eve gift!
---Cluny on 12/24/13


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I know of no household where every member is sin free. All people put up with (live with)the sins of others, in homes, in work places in schools etc. to some degree. We must set our own standards and there might be some things we will not allow but who are we to say what sin is worse than another.
I would not allow my daughter's boyfriend to stay over but it was the only thing that I had any control over. It was my house. There were other things I'd have preferred didn't happen also but we all have to make our own choices/rules. I am answerable for my sins, not someone else's.
---Rita_H on 12/24/13


Please give Scripture with your responses, if at all possible. Like, Eph. 5:3. When it says to not let fornication be named among you, is it only saying, for you, as a Christian, to not live in fornication yourself? Or could it be saying, for a Christian to not be a part of fornication even if an unbeliever else is doing it? Example: allowing them to stay in your home because they have no where to live/no job....
---Reba on 12/24/13


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