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  1. islandrazor

    Was Jesus really a pacifist?

    I’ve read a couple of these pages and have found your responses to be even tempered, well considered and they appear to stem from a firm faith in Christ and a nonviolent understanding of his teaching. I say keep the faith brother and God bless you. Many may not agree with your stance, however do not be dissuaded. We are to, “seek our own salvation”. Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. In Christ Peter and his ear strike I figure he was really good with a sword to take off an ear without any further damage…. Or he asked the guy to lean his head back and sideways. Finally, as God reminded Elijah, He has people in places we are unaware of. There is a need for medics in the military.
  2. Romans 7:24, O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. Romans 8:6, For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Nah sis, I inhabit a body as do all else. Experience the joys, peace, love and frustrations that “are common to man”. Just looking to change my initial responses and act in understanding and patience instead of scorn toward those that are “willingly ignorant” and seem to so readily put it on display. Kinda, confessing my error and talking to God out loud. He’s always here, so all’s good. In Christ
  3. Yeah, I used to be more tolerant, I now need to remind myself to be patient. It appears foolishness prevails and evil men have “waxed worse”, I readily perceive humans as Godless, self-serving shallow twits and would rather disengage. This is not right. I need a tender heart, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment and patience. I know you are listening God, we love each other and this will be good for both of us, so let’s deal with this quickly. Gently. Thanks In Christ "Come need us reason together"
  4. We've all sinned. To repent is to turn away, change direction, quit the error. There is therefore no condemnation to those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. In Christ
  5. islandrazor

    Help a pregnant woman find comfort in bible verses!!

    I have found that listening to the scripture keeps me in contact with God. There is an app, Bible is, developed by Faith comes by hearing, it is free and can be listened to online, or downloaded for offline use. It replaces the tv or radio and serves to consistently keep me aware of God’s love and His desire to be a part of my life. I learn, I laugh, I am served up a larger picture of my life and that of humanity as a whole. It also makes it difficult to behave foolishly when He is speaking. It benefits me and am confident it will any who listens. It is simply audio scripture, without interpretation or opinion. I prefer the non-drama version. Give it a shot, you’ll be pleasantly encouraged. In Christ May God bless you as a mother and may you bless your children in your life.
  6. islandrazor

    Physician asssisted suicide

    To die of natural causes? That is not suicide. In Christ
  7. islandrazor

    The Rapture Question

    Luke 3:23 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, For what it's worth... A chronology of Jesus aims to establish a timeline for the historical events of the life of Jesus. Scholars have correlated Jewish and Greco-Roman documents and astronomical calendars with the New Testament accounts to estimate dates for the major events in Jesus's life. Two approaches have been used to estimate the year of the birth of Jesus: one based on the accounts in the Gospels of his birth with reference to King Herod's reign, and the other by working backwards from his stated age of "about 30 years" when he began preaching. Most scholars, on this basis, assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC[1][2][3][4][5] with Saturday 17 April, 6 BC / 17.4.748 AUC / 29 Nisan 3755 HC being the most likely candidate.[6] Three details have been used to estimate the year when Jesus began preaching: a mention of his age of "about 30 years" during "the fifteenth year" of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, another relating to the date of the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, and yet another concerning the death of John the Baptist.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Hence, scholars estimate that Jesus began preaching and gathering followers around AD 28–29. According to the three synoptic gospels Jesus continued preaching for at least one year, and according to John the Evangelist for three years.[7][9][13][14][15] Four main approaches have been used to estimate the date of the crucifixion of Jesus. One uses non-Christian sources such as Josephus and Tacitus.[16][17] Another works backwards from the historically well-established trial of Apostle Paul in Achaea to estimate the date of Paul's conversion. Both approaches result in AD 36 as an upper bound to the crucifixion.[18][19][20] Thus, scholars generally agree that Jesus was crucified between AD 30 and AD 36.[9][18][21][22] Astronomical point estimates developed by Isaac Newton focus on the first day of Passover, either Friday 3 April 33 AD or Friday 7 April 30 AD / 7.4.783 AUC / 14 Nisan 3790 HC (Anno Mundi). Wikipedia I'm not married to any of this since my only interest is that He is who he said He is, and that He came.
  8. islandrazor

    Physician asssisted suicide

    I've considered the same and at the time It felt like an honest response. It may have been influenced by the knowledge that no such thing would possibly occur. You seem deeply sincere, so I don't doubt if such an transfer were possible that you would not have hesitated. Me, I may have in essence just been blowing smoke.
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    Should Reformed Baptist accept a persons Baptism?

    Just Mike, What?? Your good. We're good. I'm not sure what you're referring to, We're all big boys here and no one seems altogether that insecure. My comment was an attempt at humor. Though, truth be told, my ex wife failed to see any humor in pretty much anything I said. Have a great day friend. God is good. In Christ
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    Physician asssisted suicide

    Yeah, the little turkey was trying to gain points.
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    Physician asssisted suicide

    Just one more comment then off to bed. I may be wrong, however consider this: When the young man who assisted Saul walked in and told David, "I stood beside him and killed him", Was he aware he was flirting with death? And did David in essence assist him in his dangerously suicidal behavior?
  12. islandrazor

    Physician asssisted suicide

    I don't get the impression Saul was in God's favor. And David was not pleased at all with that young man since he killed him for doing it.
  13. So what do we think of this? 1 Cor, 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
  14. islandrazor

    Physician asssisted suicide

    Luke 10:30 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ Now my guess is that having being beat half to death, he was in considerable pain. I’m relatively certain he was rather depressed and feeling hopeless after having two “Good” men neglect him. Yet the one man Christ considered a neighbor with the Samaritans best interest in mind was the one who provided assistance and comfort. While there is plenty death in scripture, I don’t recall stories of Godly men helping anyone kill themselves. We seem to be called to comforting and healing. Now I know not all can be healed, but there is no comfort in death, by it’s nature. It is a cessation of life in which there is no awareness.
  15. islandrazor

    Physician asssisted suicide

    I'm not sure there is an easy answer to that question - I guess I would start Gen 9:6 which basis the preciousness of human life on the realty that we are all made in the image of God. I believe the bible allows us (even instructs us) to take a human life on certain occasions (capital punishment for example) I don't find 'assisted suicide' as one of those exclusion clauses - in fact suicide itself is to break the 10 commandments and should therefore be considered sinful - i don't believe it is right to assist someone in taking their own lives. I also wonder how doctor's would justify doing such a thing whilst consistinetly holding to their hypocratic oath. However, that been said this is one of those emotive subjects that is likely to generate a lot of heat - and my heart goes out to those who are in such pain and suffering that they feel they need to end their lives. I would, if I could, share the hope of Jesus Christ with them so that they might have an anchor for their souls and a sure and certain hope to rest in. Thoughtful and judicious comment Reformed. Personally I feel assisted suicide is against God. Scripture tells us; Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Pain is difficult to quantify, which is partially responsible for the over prescription of opioids. The reasons I read for assisted suicide seem to resemble those spoken of above; destitute, afflicted, tormented, and yet they were referred to as a great cloud of witnesses for enduring. From, of all places CNN: A recent report from the Institute of Medicine calls the country's system of caring for terminally ill people "largely broken," "poorly designed to meet the needs of patients" and refers to Medicare and Medicaid, health care systems designed to meet the needs of the poorest among us, "in need of major reorientation and restructuring." The idea of mixing a cost-cutting "treatment" such as assisted suicide into a broken, cost-conscious health care system that's poorly designed to meet dying patient's needs is dangerous to the thousands of people whose health care costs the most -- mainly people living with a disability, the elderly and chronically ill. Assisted suicide drugs cost less than $300. Compare that with the cost of treating a terminal illness. This is one of the many reasons every major disability rights organization in the country that has taken a position on assisted suicide is opposed to legalization, along with the American Medical Association, palliative care specialists and hospice workers who know better than anyone that advancements in palliative care have eliminated pain as an issue for patients who receive appropriate care. http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/03/opinion/coleman-assisted-suicide/index.html In Christ
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