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Anon Reel

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  1. Peace and brethren are two of my favorite words to meditate on and so I am warmed by your use of them. I hazard to say that we have made progress that transcends our individual outlook with regard to the matter. We are privileged to enjoy sustained dialogue with the saints (short of contention of course as you kindly alluded to). Thank the Holy Father of Heaven, our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ and the Eternal Spirit of God for such a great salvation and may God have mercy on us all. Proverbs 27:17 King James Version (KJV) Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
  2. "I stand by what I said. Parables, according to the Bible, were for concealing knowledge." The concealment of knowledge was secondary rather than primary, however. Illustrations were used by our Lord in order to teach yet they were used as subsidiary. What you describe are people who use illustrations primarily, or perhaps even exclusively at times. In other words, they are taking something that was meant to be relative and making it an absolute. We are in agreement then in that people are misusing illustrations within the church, the church militant shall we say. It is important to note that the disciples failed to grasp the meaning at times as recorded in Mark 4:13 where our Lord was constrained to explained it to them (this substantiates that our Lord's primary aim was to teach for it was meant for them to understand, to learn). Nor did the Apostles understand our Lord's plain language in revealing that he was to be put to death. Our Lord spoke plainly and yet they failed to grasp the significance or true depth of his words.The depth of understanding necessary was to come by way of the Holy Ghost descending upon them after our Lord's ascension into heaven. My reference to the Apostle Paul was to show an example of how we are to approach these particular abuses upon realization. I'm glad for your passion and the opportunity for us to engage one another particularly on this platform. Post Scrip tum: To those outside the church the bible in and of itself is one big parable, is it not?
  3. I'll reiterate that there are right ways and wrong ways to employ parables. Also, Christians, generally speaking, are not meant to go from one extreme over to the other but to realize the extremes with regard to any given matter and remain centered, or sober if you like. To finalize, the answer to the use of parables is not a complete absence of parables but a genuinely right use and to this, of course, we look to our Lord's example. Given that High Priestly example it should not come as a surprise that parables are misused even predominantly; in a sense this should be expected. Let us therefore meet this in a scriptural manner as prescribed by the Apostle Paul who stated once and forever in 2 Timothy 3:10 where we read: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience.
  4. Our Lord and Master used stories as illustrations in order to teach spiritual and/or moral lessons quite frequently; we call them parables of which the 'Lost Son' in Luke 15:11-32 is a classic example. Perhaps we would be wise to realize that there is a right way and a wrong way to use illustrations as opposed to throwing them out entirely. Generally as Christians we must be careful to avoid either extremes, but rather hold both views in tension.
  5. Pardon me, 'suspensewriter', but parallels are drawn (made clear) as to the treatment of Jewish people throughout the running centuries and our God's prophecies found in scripture with regard to the Jewish nation. Other book offerings which elucidate this matter would be, 'The Secret War Against the Jews' as well as, 'Unholy Trinity.' Both of these written by John Loftus and Mark Aarons.
  6. 'Judgment Day' by author Dave Hunt is a thorough examination of our Holy Father's revelations from scripture with regard to His plan for Jewish people in particular. Mr. Hunt draws distinct parallels concerning the history of the Jewish nation throughout the running centuries.
  7. ...to go beyond the concept (s) and enter into a personal relationship with our Lord and Master.
  8. May our Holy Father, and His only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, work in us all that is good through the Holy Spirit of God, amen. We are the called of God, the children of God and let us remind ourselves of who we are - saints. Look to the Lord for strength and understanding with prayer and supplication and reading of scripture; alas, I speak from experience, sir. There is strength in sharing our afflictions (iron sharpens iron) and I am grateful for the opportunity you extended. A quote from Samuel Rutherford, "The devil is but God's mater fencer to teach us how to use our weapons." Ephesians 6:11-12
  9. My Lord loves me ever true Beyond what I can say, think, or do Encompassed in time I'm bound to wane Yet my Redeemer remains the same On His mercy, I solely rely Enduring forever by and by Left to myself I'd be truly lost He paid my way - an innumerable cost His light shines beyond the darkest shadow His righteous ways, I strive to follow Suffer affliction, suffer shame Gladly I will to glorify His name
  10. Taken far away where forever stands Still - my mind, twice to witness Gleaming shadows in the distance Life flourishes, abounding Timeless; even true Love cascades, freely Immersed in The Truth Living in fullness All-knowing warm embrace Like none other On earth - in heaven Glory!
  11. Take my hand I’ll bring you down Where’s there’s zero there is no sound All you see is all I do Trust in me I’ll run you through If I had less to give You might have a life to live In your midst many souls are lost Spiritual death at any cost! *Ephesians 6:11
  12. The great song of salvation Yet, I cannot hear The intelligence behind creation Yet, I cannot see The praise and worship of God Yet, I cannot speak
  13. Only the Holy Ghost has such power to convict. One can only wonder in astonishment at the power and glory of the Living God!
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