Nicole_Lacey, allow me to reiterate: ALL thought comes from the mind whether awake or asleep. How do you know whether the thought of them being an animal was when they were awake or asleep. If your have don't your research about transpecies, you would know that many of them dreamt that they were an animal and believed their dream.
---Steveng on 9/13/16|
//I do wish some people would read posts in its entirety and think about it before they reply.---Steveng
I agree! I address this comment:
//People are confused about their gender. The new delusion is transpecies - people who believe they are animals. Cats and dogs are more common, but one guy went as far as dying his skin green and surgically removing his ears thinking he was meant to be a parrot.---Steveng 9/9/16
They all have one thing in common. They are awake--Nicole_Lacey 9/10/16
//Whether awake or asleep---Steveng 9/11/16
The POINT I was making was that those PEOPLE you spoke are AWAKE!
Name one person you spoke of above sleeping?
None of them were asleep as in your reply
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/13/16|
Nicole_Lacey, I'll rewrite my post:
Whether awake or ASLEEP, all thought has its origins in the mind.
I do wish some people would read posts in its entirety and think about it before they reply.
---Steveng on 9/12/16|
//Nicole_Lacey wrote: "They are awake.
Whether awake or asleep, all thought has its origins in the mind.---Steveng on 9/11/16
But I didn't think this blog is talking about day dreaming.
Everyone knows we are accountable about DAY dreaming because we are AWAKE.
Why would the Moderator even set up a blog about actions taking place while one is awake?
The question is about dreams while we are ASLEEP.
So it does matter
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/12/16|
Nicole_Lacey wrote: "They are awake.
Whether awake or asleep, all thought has its origins in the mind.
---Steveng on 9/11/16|
//People are confused about their gender. The new delusion is transpecies - people who believe they are animals. Cats and dogs are more common, but one guy went as far as dying his skin green and surgically removing his ears thinking he was meant to be a parrot.---Steveng on 9/9/16
They all have one thing in common.
They are awake
//I would pick nice ones. More, I would welcome God or Jesus to make frequent guest appearances in my dreams---mike4879 on 9/9/16
I as well.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/10/16|
The mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and what is fantasy. The mind is Satan's playground so protect it by meditating on the word of God.
Look what's happening in the world today. People are confused about their gender. The new delusion is transpecies - people who believe they are animals. Cats and dogs are more common, but one guy went as far as dying his skin green and surgically removing his ears thinking he was meant to be a parrot.
---Steveng on 9/9/16|
I have had some unwelcomed dreams, so I would say "NO" - we are not accountable for our dreams. If I could pick and choose dreams, I would pick nice ones. More, I would welcome God or Jesus to make frequent guest appearances in my dreams as some fortunate folk in the Bible were warned by dreams and benefitted by dreams from OUR Maker. I am not as fortunate as these.
---mike4879 on 9/9/16|
That's why they are called dreams and nightmares.
Who goes to bed and deciding to have a nightmare?
Or who hasn't woken up from a pleasant dream and immediately tries to recapture the same dream but is unsuccessful.
Because they are not in our control.
One can limit the amount of nightmares by stop reading or watching horror stories. But it will eliminate nightmares completely. Nothing will
BTW there are medications that causes pleasure dreams and nightmares.
Todd is correct. We are only responsible for our thoughts if we enjoy them after we wake up.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/9/16|
Sorry to be brief, but Im, limited to 125 words.
2nd Corinthians 10:5 gives a clue when suggesting we bring all thoughts into captivity in obedience to Christ. Philippians 4:13, I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.
We have the ability to bring ALL thoughts (including dreams) into captivity in obedience to Christ.
With prayer and practice, you can control your thoughts and dreams.
Jesus wouldnt have warned us about this if it werent true, see Mathew 5:28.
If you doubt being able to control thoughts and dreams, again see Philippians 4:13.
Conscious or subconscious, we must recognize sin, repent, ask forgiveness and pray for help.
Prayer for help is key in preventing unwanted thoughts and dreams. God bless.
---mdb on 9/3/16|
No I dont think it is a sin to dream something you have no control over. Unless you cling to those dreams and enjoy them and dwell on them...I guess that could be a sin. Like Martin Luther said "you cant stop the birds from flying over your head, but you can stop them building nests in your hair." :-) Pray, and dont eat a big plate of spagetti before bed.
---Todd1 on 5/21/08|
I'm aware in my dream 85% of the time. "how can I say this without sounding crazy" I can change my dreams 85% times since I was little. Sometimes though I'm too tired to do this so I'd let a bit of it play out before stoping it or making myself get up. No there is nothing I've done wrong I don't watch anthing except CSI. It doesnt't happen much maybe 1 or 2 times a month if that. I think satan is trying to get at me this way, somehow..
---judit4846 on 5/21/08|
If the dreams are connected to something sinful that you have done they could be a warning to not repeat it or to put it right. If the dreams seem to be putting ideas in your head to do something you shouldn't pray about this and ask God's strength to overcome whatever it is and to not be tempted.
---M.P. on 8/22/07|
I believe that many dreams have messages as well. God spoke to many via dreams.
---Judit4846 on 10/24/05|
Dreams? I had a dream that ppl I knew who were now passed all looked like Devils! rthey surrounded me,begging me to join them!
In the dream,I started reciting Isaiah 41:10,to them,then woke up! I immediately felt I had won a Great Battle! I felt strong,confident,and my faith was re-inforced!Was I questioning my faith sub-consciously?? Maybe! Dreams can show us alot
---Mary on 10/23/05|
Thanks you all for your answers :-)
---judit4846 on 10/18/05|
Judith::Your answer indicates at 85% you dont have sinful dreams.If so, there is no problem I go to sleep & dream every night & get up feeling refreshed, even after 4-6 hrs sleep.Dreams come from an active imaginative mind have fun with your dream as the song says Dream ,dream dream!!!Most often my dreams just melt into the distance & I do not always remember.
---Emcee on 10/18/05|
I don't believe for a minute that we are accountable for our dreams. If you are dreaming things that make you uncomfortable or feel are not in keeping with your character, by all means pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you not dream such things. But accountable for your dreams? No.
People put alltogether too much meaning on dreams. Not everything is of a spiritual nature. The human mind is far more complex than we could ever understand.
---Bruce5656 on 10/18/05|
85% of the time I am cognizant/aware. If something happens I don't like or want I can am immediatly aware sometimes I'm just too tired to change it but after a bit I do and I ask for forgiveness to God in my dream. I don't have sinful dreams much, hardly. It was a question that concerned me.
---judit4846 on 10/18/05|
If you are able to control your actions in dreams, and are not able to, it is because you are being shown something. This may or may not be from Christ. You will only be held responsible if you do not learn from them or use Scripture to discern if what is being told you is correct or not.
---David7647 on 10/18/05|
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When you have a dream that you control your own actions, yes, you are responsible for all that occurs in them. There is a group of people that are able to manipulate events outside of dreams from within the dream state to hurt others, they are able to affect the dreams of others as well. Some watch others to protect them.
---David7647 on 10/18/05|
Judith:In order to commit sin you must be cognizant of your action.there are 3 conditions required to commit sin grevious matter perfect knowledge & full consent.Dreams occour when you are asleep.& even if you are day dreaming you are not fully awareso what will you be accountable for something you did not consiously do
---Emcee on 10/17/05|
Thanks BeckyH, I kinda thought that.
It is good to know someone else that dreams like me. I don't feel soo alone now :-)
---judit4846 on 10/17/05|
I know what your talking about Judit- it's called lucid dreaming and it is when we are aware we are dreaming and able to somewhat control what is going on , every once in awhile I can do that too. I think if we are aware of the fact that we are dreaming something sinful and allow ourselves to dream it then yes we would be accountable , if we are not aware then no
---BeckyH on 10/17/05|
If we are accountable for what we dream.....We're all in trouble!
---1st_cliff on 10/17/05|