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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    If you understood it you would not need to ask me. Your speech betrays you.
    I asked you to explain it because you claimed I didn't. So, if you were unwilling to discuss it; then perhaps it would have been best to say nothing, because that's what you have done. Yet, you managed to slip in a bit of an insult while you did so. I hope you'll notice that I haven't insulted you, so maybe reconsider who's speech is betraying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmldn2 View Post
    However, that commandment to show love, grace, help to our neighbor is next to the great commandment to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. It is not my place to go into the ring with an atheist nor anyone else about God. It is not my place to do what only the Holy Spirit can do.

    It is my responsibility to live my conviction to the best of my ability and not to sit in the seat of judgment on another person's soul.
    If one loves others as we are commanded to do, then one cares enough to "go into the ring with an atheist lost and destined for hell." If one loves God, one "goes into the ring" as we are his messengers. If we neglect to "go into the ring" then we do not love God or man much but more ourselves and our comfort and safety. The ring is a place where one gets hurt and even winners can get wounded in the fight. Those who love God are motivated to "go into the ring" for Him. Those who don't, don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    No, that's not what it means. Ooops. Pardon me. I should say, no, I don't think your interpretation is correct. I believe you have misjudged the words of Jesus.
    No, it's really about Jesus giving people time to repent and follow Him before judgment day.

    What he was saying is that burning, torturing, and killing people is not in his nature.....or the nature of the ONe True God. BTW. You do know that the passage you just quoted isn't actually Jesus speaking about himself....right?
    No, it's actually about the King commanding those who refused to repent and follow Him to be killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Wait.....you just got done trying to offer that Jesus is giving people some time until he decides to kill them all. Ironically, avoiding his teaching about loving one's enemies in the process.
    This is double talk.

    I guess I have a hard time figuring out how loving one's enemies means torturing and killing them.
    Then learn the difference between now and later.

    It would be interesting to find out what you actually think evil really means.
    Despising the Word of God. That's evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jig View Post
    Then I must be doing something right.
    If it is your intention to persuade those who don't share your belief in God that your opinions and judgments deserve no respect, then you surely are.
    Never underestimate the power of unreason to overwhelm reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen T-B View Post
    If it is your intention to persuade those who don't share your belief in God that your opinions and judgments deserve no respect, then you surely are.
    Stephen,
    I'm perfectly fine with people who exalt themselves and ignore God.
    It has all been told and is simply conformation to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I asked you to explain it because you claimed I didn't. So, if you were unwilling to discuss it; then perhaps it would have been best to say nothing, because that's what you have done. Yet, you managed to slip in a bit of an insult while you did so. I hope you'll notice that I haven't insulted you, so maybe reconsider who's speech is betraying?
    You ask me to explain something God wrote a book to explain? You are entertainment for me and I enjoy challenging you. Lighten up.
    Sincerely, JimD

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    Quote Originally Posted by jig View Post
    Stephen,
    I'm perfectly fine with people who exalt themselves and ignore God.
    So do you exalt yourself by not believing in Vishnu?
    Never underestimate the power of unreason to overwhelm reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen T-B View Post
    So do you exalt yourself by not believing in Vishnu?
    No Stephen. I exalt Jesus by not putting my faith in others. I'm happy with my decision to follow Jesus and I'm happy with your decision not to. Honestly, I'm glad for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jig View Post
    No Stephen. I exalt Jesus by not putting my faith in others. I'm happy with my decision to follow Jesus and I'm happy with your decision not to. Honestly, I'm glad for it.
    Am I glad for you?

    As it brings you comfort, yes. (I have no reason to wish you dis-comfort).
    Never underestimate the power of unreason to overwhelm reason

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