Saturday, August 5, 2017

No mystery

I see people post on the forums asking about the name of their belief system.  I don't care what I, you, or they call mine so I haven't ever until today thought about it.

I believe in one Head Over All.  I do not make a mental image of The I AM because I think that I have been warned not to do that by the one they call Moses. 

I believe THE I AM can and will be with a person to save that person, but the person must accept THE I AM to do it and not to lean on the assumption that it is a given.  

That is what I believe.  I suspect I am most like the Hebrews of the Bible, but not Jewish because Jewish is a religion.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A new post.

I am hearing from people that to give support to another person is something
that they are confessing that they will not do.

It is in regards to two other people disagreeing.

They say it to me.  And the others who do not say it (probably because they are wiser than the people who do say it) definitely act as though they won't "takes sides".

So, I had to look it up because I was thinking, "what the f*ck?"

People give me lots of evidence that they do not find me a reasonable person, which hurts because
I believe I work very hard to be reasonable.  Whenever they boldly say that they won't take sides in
other people's disputes I think, "do they really think that I am an idiot?"

I understand what they mean and it isn't wrong to not choose sides which I hope is what it means
when they say that.  I believe in not choosing sides.  I don't even do that.

But then I did some digging.  It is what I do.

Do you care?  LOL

Define "taking sides": To support one person or group rather than the other.

Define "support".  To keep from fainting, yielding or losing courage; To keep something going.

So, I have a picture.

A husband leaves a wife and her "best" friend says, "I won't take sides".
A sister is finally done with her sister who practices passive aggression on her everytime they meet and another sister says, "I won't take sides".

Who thinks I want people to take my side?

The husband is gone.  She can't DO anything to support him, but she and I are present together so that she might give me some comfort and support, but she says, "I won't take sides".

The other sister is gone and she acts as though I should be sunny and friendly because?  She doesn't take sides, so why should I even THINK sides exist?

Sides exist and SOMETIMES there is only one side for you to comfort.
And why don't you?  BECAUSE YOU DON'T TAKE SIDES.

Well, neither do I take one one side over another unless it is the antichrist against the world.  Would YOU pick the world instead of an antichrist?  I suppose you'd like to think you would,  Maybe you don't.

What I mean is that you can support one side without blaming the other side, but nobody seems to know it is possible because the TREND is "no side taking".

Anyway, that is my rant.  Thank you for checking in.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I have an opinion

Surprise, surprise!

The feeling some people get when their tradition is challenged is not a warning to beware, it is fear of change.  It is my opinion that the uncomfortable feeling some people get when they hear of a difference of opinion they believe is God warning them to stay away from "bad association", but it isn't.  It is a natural, evolved human trait.  So, by obeying it, they make nature their master and their belly (where fear is) their lord.  Philippians 3:19  And I think it is Christian tradition to believe "their god is their belly" means greed.  I think it might mean fear.  Proverbs 29:25 A man's fear sets a snare.

I read about people's fear of change in a book I picked up while away last weekend.  The Ordeal of Change by Eric Hoffer Harper & Row 1052, 1963

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Roman's 10:13

To be calling on God's name Jehovah is the same as trusting in God's will be done.  It is not about uttering the sound of the Name.  It is about become fellow workers of God.  God is building.  When the building is completed THAT is God's Name.  

But to trust in our own opinion of what God's will is for the people of Earth is to call upon anybody's name.

I think most people would agree that to trust in one's own righteousness is not wise.  But don't we see a world of people trusting in other people's righteousness?

To love God's righteousness is to call upon God's Name.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I did not think so

Is the Bible, which you hope in for treasure in Heaven, a forgery?

Matthew 6:20-21

Forgery: the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected;

The forger copied Matthew 24:4 thus; Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you......."

THINK about that.  THE SHEPHERD is telling his sheep that they should not be led by someone else.

John 10:4-5 John 10:27 Revelation 14:5 Jude 1:24-25

But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice. and Watch out that no one deceives you, contradict each other.   When that happens in MATH, what do you get?  I don't know, you tell me.  I think you get a zero.  Am I right?

Are you ever going to ask me the actual meaning of Matthew 24:4?   No?  I did not think so.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Which one doesn't belong?

The Ten Commandments

  • You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me
  • You Shall Not Take The Name Of The Lord Your God In Vain
  • Remember The Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy
  • Honor Your Father And Your Mother
  • You Shall Not Murder
  • You Shall Not Commit Adultery
  • You Shall Not Steal
  • You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor
  • You Shall Not Covet
It is child's play.

Which one isn't like the others?

1-7 and 9 are you alone.  Number 8 requires a third party.

Maybe it is more than child's play.  1 -7 and 9 are commands for you to behave decently with God or another person.
Number 8 needs you, the one you might tell a lie about and one to listen to your lie.  Can you see 8 needs a third party?  Do any of the others?

But if it means what I say it might mean, no third party necessary.

And what might that be?  It seems the word "against" has been added a long, long time ago. Probably since before Jesus.  If you take out the word against, now what does it say?  
You shall not bear false witness your neighbor.
Don't we judge people?  I think it is ok to decide if a person is up to par for you or not.  The key word is "to bear".   God is warning us that it is a sin to decide falsely about another person (say, like me), and then to bear it.  Bear it means to go ahead and behave as though your judgement about a person is the truth, but it isn't.  It is a sin, according to Commandment Number Eight, to decide for yourself if a person is good or is bad.

Just please take marriage as an example.  You have decided that a potential mate is good for you, but you do not know, and the marriage turns out badly.  It is because you broke the eighth commandment.  You witnessed falsely about the other person.  Divorce isn't always because of that, but sometimes the match wasn't right from the start.