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Did Jesus Have Long Hair
  
Ok...so it is clear that everyone interprets the same text differently.
My Thoughts:
1) Hair shouldn't be an issue....
2) If you believe in the Shroud of Turin....you might want to believe in long hair on Jesus...because all the indications are there.
3) Many non-Christian behaviours follow if you allow yourself to judge someone because of their hair. Because next comes the assumptions, the degrading comments, the not hiring someone because of hair, etc....and that is NOT ok based on the length of someone's hair.


Let's Exchange Marquee Sayings
  
Jesus has a burn ban plan.

(in Texas, many counties are under burn bans, which has meant no open flames like campfires or brush pile fires, even fireworks were very limited around July 4)


Is A Saved Sinner Possible
  
Sin is in the flesh for each one of us. Being a Christian does not mean we are perfect, just forgiven.


No Sin In Their Life
  
I am saved by grace. Does that make me perfect? No it just makes me forgiven. The immortal man is perfect and sinless, but the flesh is sinful.


Good Internet Fellowship
  
Church is a place to go and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. You need church to feed the sprit. Coals in fireplaces are red with heat as long as it is with the fire, but what happens when you move a piece of coal away from the fire it goes dark and most importantly it starts to cool.


Fate Of Aborted Babies
  
From the point of conception we are a living soul. Abortion is murder and Christian people should be upset, but we become willing to accept anything, which is wrong on our part. Sin is sin no mater how we want to sugar coat it. We are saved by grace. The unborn that are murdered are covered by grace in other words saved as they have not yet reached the age of accountability.


Live With Divorced Person
  
I am getting divorced in 2 months. My new ex-wife and I will still live together. That act is not the sin. The sin is burdening the economy with another forclosure, ruining my credit, and uprooting the kids. Get a clue!


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
Forgiveness is not the same thing as pretending something never happened. I may forgive a child molester, but will not pretend it never happened and place my kids in his care. It is perfectly fine for a young man to desire to marry someone with high standards. Those standards may include chastity and neither a young man or a young women should feel guilted into marrying someone who has shown poor judgement and self control in the past, no matter how common such errors may be.


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
The comment that "it still hurts when I think about her past" doesn't make sense to me. The offense was not against you and it seems awfully wierd that you would use the word "hurt" in this way. I can understand wondering about whether to marry someone who has shown poor judgement in the past, but I don't at all understand feeling "hurt" unless she had made some commitment to you (cheated on you).


Every Word In The Bible True
  
NO. The bible has profound teachings, but please don't turn it into our god. It is not an idol to be worhsipped. It is a book to be studied. It was written by men with their biases and mistakes. Sometimes they are simple errors like opposite accounts(Acts 22:9 and Acts 9:7). Sometimes they are horrible mistakes, like claiming that God commands people to commit genocide (including infants 1 Sam 15:3). Sometimes they are scientific impossibilities (like a global flood).


Are Mormons Christians
  
Tracy: I'm surely not trying to justify racism here. I'm the one who thinks it is universally wrong. The bible seems racist, it says that God commanded genocide (including innocent children and innocent animals) of neighboring tribes based on nothing more than a difference of race and/or religion. I don't know how you get worse than that.


Are Mormons Christians
  
Exzucuh: Let me get this straight - your bible's god was racist, but you don't care, because it's your god?

"Right" is right and "wrong" is wrong no matter what. This applies to all of us, including me, you,a minister and a supposed god.

I'm glad that Christians have tried to distance themselves from racism and genocide. Maybe this is the best that can be hoped for.

Final question: what has "permission" from a god got to do with what is right and wrong?


Christian Capital Punishment
  
The same old testament law of "thou shalt not kill" required stoning to death for certain of the more serious offenses. God therefore commanded executions. I don't think any good hearted person would want to be an executioner, but it is easy to see why it is desirable to have someone carry out this ultimate form of justice.


Was Ellen White A Prophet
  
Growing up, my neighbors across the street were SDA. My first "puppy love" was a SDA girl from school. I even went to her church a few times. They are great people. I don't believe as they do, but I found them to be profoundly dedicated Christian's not just doctrinally, but also in their everyday lives. Matt 24:13 "he that endures to the end will be saved". Maybe EGW was right about holding off saying anything about being saved, because you never know till the end (like Christ said).


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
Sorry start from the bottom post of mine and read upwards.... I thought that it would go the opposite way when I was splitting up the posts


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
Anyways I hope this helps clear up some issues, and hope that people respond less derogatorily in the future. Remember that people are asking for advice in hopes of gaining a better perspective on what God wants. And that God wants toughs who give advice to be loving and discerning. And sorry for the amount of posts but it just seemed like it was necessary.


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  

And it is not something that I hang over her, in fact I try to help her deal with her own insecurities that arise from it. If worthiness had anything to do with relationships they simply would not exist. In fact, I would say only God is worthy of any person.


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
To the insecurity/ do you think your better/ what gives you the right etc. comments:
I pretty much guarantee that these are not the case, I would not for one second think that I am better then my girlfriend, but the pain still exists.


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
Forgiveness is to ceases to feel resentment against the offender. The consequences are why sexual sin is not to be taken so lightly like many on this board are(eg. "Why would it make a difference?"). And yes all sins are still equal as they all disobey God, but again different effects remain depending on the sin. I will not list these consequences unless there is a necessary reason to list them.


My Girlfriend Isn't A Virgin
  
I know the pain you are talking about, I dont know if it will ever go away but God will help us get through. And none of what he said was judging, everything stated was fact and had to do with explaining the question.

Forgiveness does not mean that the consequences go away. (to make an easy analogy,if someone murdered a person close to you, you can forgive them but the person is still no longer alive).



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