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IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
7th May '13
Quoting homes cool:" Right. But this is a chapter speaking to those who already are christians...why use this on someone who doesn't believe? That isn't the context it was written. "


The main purpose for Christians or any religion really is to bring others into the faith what better way to do so then saying what your doing is evil and here is how you protect yourself. This passage is also not really for people who already believe in God it is for children who may be prone to stray. Telling them to obey and follow Jesus and any passage you read can be for a believer or non believer it all depends on what message you are trying to get across to reach them on a level that they may listen.



homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
status 7th May '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" The main purpose for Christians or any religion really is to bring others into the faith what better ... [snip!] ... non believer it all depends on what message you are trying to get across to reach them on a level that they may listen. "


I'm speaking of the purpose for which Paul wrote the passage, the entire book of Ephesians, for the most part. I understand we should use scripture to try to let others come to know Christ.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19962 posts
status 7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" I'm a.....Baptist :lol: "</blockquote>




:lol:



You don't seem very putbull at all to me. :)



Maybe it's just the area I'm in.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
status 7th May '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" I'm a.....Baptist :lol: "</blockquote> :lol: You don't seem very putbull at all to me. :) Maybe it's just the area I'm in."


I'm not a very confrontational person. I do love talking to people about Jesus though, it gets me so incredibly excited. :oops:8)

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19962 posts
status 7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" I'm not a very confrontational person. I do love talking to people about Jesus though, it gets me so incredibly excited. :oops:8)"</blockquote>




I'm pretty non confrontational too. I hate drama.



I love talking about the paranormal lol. Ghosts are my passion :oops: I'm a sucker for a true ghost story and have a few of my own too lol.
I'm lucky SO doesn't mind. Lol

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
status 7th May '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" I'm not a very confrontational person. I ... [snip!] ... are my passion :oops: I'm a sucker for a true ghost story and have a few of my own too lol. I'm lucky SO doesn't mind. Lol"


I find the topic if ghosts very interesting, but I do not believe in ghosts. I believe in angels and demons, of course. All very fascinating though.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I'm a.....Baptist :lol: "


I am a Christian that attends a baptist church...... :)

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19962 posts
status 7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" I find the topic if ghosts very interesting, but I do not believe in ghosts. I believe in angels and demons, of course. All very fascinating though."</blockquote>




I believe in angels, or beings like them, though I don't connect them with a deity. I think they're higher beings who are just full of light and goodness and are highly intelligent.
Demons, I believe are highly intelligent dark spirits. I don't believe in ultimate evil (or good) so I don't connect them with anything Satanic, but I do believe they are nasty, bad creatures who want to do horrible things for fun.




It is all very interesting. :)

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
status 7th May '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" I am a Christian that attends a baptist church...... :)"

Our pastor always says, "baptist with a small b, Christian with a capital C" :D

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th May '13
Quoting homes cool:" Our pastor always says, "baptist with a small b, Christian with a capital C" :D"


You have a very smart pastor !

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
status 7th May '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" You have a very smart pastor !"


I adore him, and his wife. They're really awesome people.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I adore him, and his wife. They're really awesome people."


We also have an awesome pastor. He is more of a teacher than a preacher.....
Too many christians dont take the time to learn what the scriptures are really saying and to whom certain scriptures really pertain to :(

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19983 posts
8th May '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" I find the topic if ghosts very interesting, ... [snip!] ... but I do believe they are nasty, bad creatures who want to do horrible things for fun. It is all very interesting. :)"


are you spiritualist? I'm Norse with spiritualist leanings ... my Christian friends think its odd that I get excited about ghosts and alternative dimensions the way they do about Jesus and Heaven.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
status 8th May '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" We also have an awesome pastor. He is more of a teacher than a preacher..... Too many christians dont ... [snip!] ... dont take the time to learn what the scriptures are really saying and to whom certain scriptures really pertain to :("


Nope, they sure don't. Context is so important, but often ignored.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19962 posts
status 8th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" are you spiritualist? I'm Norse with spiritualist leanings ... my Christian friends think its odd that I get excited about ghosts and alternative dimensions the way they do about Jesus and Heaven."</blockquote>



I identify as Pagan, but I have Spiritualist leanings too. :)



Lol I'm the same way! Ill talk and get so excited about stuff like this and no one (mostly) shares my enthusiasm lol.