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#77073 - 03/26/04 05:52 AM Re: Spiritual Passages that help you?
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Registered: 11/13/02
Posts: 137
Loc: the sunshine state
Hi guys. My first post. In the book of Matthew in chapter 18 Jesus is talking about children.In verse 6 He says" But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better [more expedient and profitable or advantageous] for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea." [amplified version] I don't have to drag that weight around. It's on his shoulders [my 7th grade counselor's]. I'm free of it. Free to become all I ever was intended to be. I pray that my s/a truly asks God to forgive him. Because it's not going to be pretty if he doesn't. Hope this helps. Dan

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#77074 - 03/26/04 06:02 AM Re: Spiritual Passages that help you?
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I didn't mean to imply that it was as though someone waved a magic wand over me and made me all better. It is gut wrenchingly [wrenchingly?] difficult. It is a process. But thank God for the journey, all of it. Dan

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#77075 - 04/03/04 02:43 PM Re: Spiritual Passages that help you?
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Registered: 03/19/04
Posts: 10
Loc: Salt Lake City
I'm having a real problem with spirituality right now.... god and prayers were used to keep me from telling anyone about what happened to me.

So, although I'm a devout rationalist right now and cannot accept the possibility of an unseen spirit world, I DID spend some time as a southern baptist missionary, and have lots of biblical crap memorized.

Here's a quote from Isaiah, one of the most beautifully written books of the bible:

Isaiah 54:9-15 (copyright NIV press)

Quote:

"To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah
would never again cover the earth.

So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
never to rebuke you again.

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of pease be removed",
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will build you with stones of turquoise,
your foundations with sapphires.
I will make your battlements of rubies,
our gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.

All your sons will be taught by the LORD,
and great will be your children's peace."



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