- Aug 22, 2005
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Apostle13 said:One who is enlightened, as you are not.
Wow, and you are a minister, aren't you? Do you exersize severe judgment like so on your congregation?
Can tell you that He calls them "Fools" as only He can... The bible says only God knows the heart and that man alone (paraphrasing). Therefore, a man cannot judge another mans heart, only that man and God can know it. There is a divide between what is our actions, and that which is our faith/true beliefs.
O really? Jesus does alot of judging:
For as the father has life in himself, so he has granted the son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the son of man.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
And he strictly forbids judging:
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measure to you.
A famous preacher tells a story of a particular flight he was on not to long ago where he was seated between an atheist and a muslim. All the while suffering persecution from the atheist... As for the muslim he seemed to speak little or no english. In an instant the flight became turbulent and lightening struck the airliner at which point it began to drastically loose altitude... Just shy of a verticle plummit. In the panic the atheist began to shout "Jesus! Jesus!" The muslim also, "Jesus!!!" "Pray preacher! Pray for us!" From either side.
What does it mean..?
Could it be that the truth was in them all along..?
The plane did recover and landed safely... The atheist and muslim are now Christians.
Nice, poetic story. It fails to prove the existence of your man in the clouds, if that's what you were aiming for.:lol: