'An Interlude to Think'
What James is trying to teach his readers is that they must get their minds off themselves and focus on the main point, it is that their life is in God's hands and they must seek His guidance and forgiveness for their sins. It sounds trite, but over the last two and a half chapters, chapters 2 to 4, James has pointed out some serious problems that are disturbing to any honest reader. So many in the fellowship were in open revolt and following their own desires.
Basically what I've been trying to say, various times, at various places on this board is:
At certain times in my life in the past, I was in some really bad circumstances.
These circumstances made it:
1. a lot easier for me to choose to do the wrong things
2. a lot harder for me to choose to NOT do the wrong things
Yes, I did have a choice. I am in no way, shape, form, or fashion saying the bad circumstances forced me to make the
Updated Sep 27th 2011 at 02:32 AM by gringo300
So much has happened since 2008. The girls and I have finally found a Church home that is welcoming and accepting. Bishop Clowers is a wonderful and very kind man, full of the Holy Spirit and very Godly. Pastor Lydia (his wife) is just as amazing. Pastor Turney and his wife (Jennifer) are also wonderful and Godly people. We've been members of this Church for over 2 years now. How different our lives are.
Marion is now 16 and facing some major issues. She has received deliverance
It seems useful to discuss and provide a bit of commentary on the following passage: Luke 17:20-33. Additional verses will be referenced also, so here we go . . .
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
I've been doing a lot of thought lately on the whole concept of sin.
It appears to me that every form of sin, in some way, shape, or form, involves deception.
Often, the sinner is being deceived, either by someone or something else, or by him or herself- or both.
Often, the sinner is trying to deceive someone else.
I'm trying to make a chart of this, to study the nature of sin scientifically.
It should be kept in mind that