Over the last four or five years, I have been praying that God would bring me back to where I was in the beginning of my walk with Him. I know that probably sounds strange to you all, but there's a reason I've been praying for that. You see, in the beginning of my walk, all I knew was that if I obeyed Him, regardless of how people reacted to what I had to say, He would justify me simply because I obeyed Him. For example, if He wanted me to apologize to my enemy for the way I treated them,
I was listening to the radio and thinking about a conversation that took place over the last couple of days, and something about the conversation and what was said on the radio really hit a nerve for me. Somewhere someone shared something about ministries that bless others with gifts at Christmas time. Even for our less fortunate brothers and sisters around the world who have never celebrated Christmas before. And this was all I heard them say on the radio, in that regards, "a Christmas
Originally Posted by Nihil Obstat
Okay, but the passage itself isn't talking about unbelievers of the gifts, but unbelievers of Jesus - and I don't see faith playing a part here either: if you're a member of the body, you have a gift that supports the life of the body; an eye doesn't exert "faith" in order to see, nor does an ear need "faith" to hear, but these parts of the body (especially of Christ's body, which is in focus here) work thusly naturally on their own, for this is how God composed the body. (I'm a nit-picker, sorry!)
Updated May 13th 2012 at 10:38 AM by Slug1
I made a comment a while back that I was pretty sure that L. Ron Hubbard didn't himself believe in Scientology.
Well, from some of the research I've done recently, I'm no longer so sure of that. Some of the stuff I'm coming across is rather alarming.
I'm attempting to figure out such things as: Are the Old Testament and the Tanakh the same thing?
I'm attempting to learn more about Canaan.
I'm attempting to learn more about Assyria and Babylonia.
I'm trying to learn more about the Philistines.
Not as much Bible related, I'm attempting to upgrade my knowledge on the Philippines.