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Someone said that my writing made alot of people mad at me and it got taken off by my friend Sam's mother. That made me mad and it wasn't fair because I didn't get to say everything I wanted to say and now I don't remember most of it! Someone said I was a performer? weird. I am not a performer. I am real as any of you. I believe what I believe and no one is going to change my mind. I will not apologize for speaking God's words or truth. You can all believe what you want to believe and I probably won't change your mind until God has softened your hearts.
Someone asked some questions that I wanted to answer them. First was the question about God being an anti- semite? I guess if you want to define things in a really narrow way then God is that, but not really if you look at a bigger picture. Some people think that my wanting to turn Jews to Jesus is anti- semitic but that's not true. I want to change and bring Jews to Jesus because I love them so much. I know God loves them too and wants them to come back to him through Jesus. My best friend in the whole world is Jewish. Her name is Sam and I love her so much. Her mom is a Jew for Jesus, but she's not sure what she believe yet and I am trying to help her. I want her to feel the love of Jesus like I do. Is it wrong for me to want to share that with someone I love?
Who does God love best was another question. I think God loves most everybody. I don't really know for sure who God loves best but God does have favorites I think or else there never would have been that problem with the devil getting jealous. I don't think God loves evil. Evil is real not made up and there is evil in the world and there are evil people that are so evil they can't be fixed.
Someone talked about bearing false witness and about God's anointed and I say to that it is all true. We never know who God's anointed might be and it might not always be who we think it is or who you would expect. I believe in the gifts of the Spirit. My pastor tells me I have the gift of discernment. Those that are believers will know what I am talking about but those who aren't will just think I am weird and so I won't even tell you what it means right now. You can look it up if your really curious or maybe I will write a paper about Gifts of the Spirit sometime. It is called Discernment of spirits and it is not about being psychic or nothing, it is way different.
I am sorry this isn't my best paper. I wrote this kind of fast and it was not meant to be all formal anyway. I will write a better paper next time and I will work on fixing my "BECAUSE I AM A CHRISTIAN" paper to where it will sound better and more professional. If any of you are still mad at me then I am sorry for that. I have my opinion and my opinion is mine. You have your opinion and your opinion is yours. We can all have our opinion about this and not have to get that angry ok? One last thing is that I want to make it clear I am not a hater or prejudice. I have my opinion about things but it doesn't mean I hate any one person or blame individual people. I know everyone is human. I look at all of it different from most others because I go by what I learn in the Bible and what Jesus teaches. You can say that I am looking at the Bible wrong if you want to, but that is your opinion and it belongs to you ok.
Love,
Nebraska




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The following comments are for "Opinions About God & What The Bible Says"
by OnFire4Christ

Intense
Beautiful intinsity. You seem to be ginuinely on fire for Christ. If so, then I say that you are one of the few. I personally have had a hard life, and through that have lost my trust in man, that is why I say "seem". I also say that so that you will understand that I am not a sheltered Christian, and I have personally met two people who I know I will see in heaven. That is my old minister and his wife. They never faulter, not once.

I may seem of topic, but I always have an obscure point. This one is so that you understand that I shall judge you hard, but if you stick to your guns, you might just earn my respect. And trust me, it is not freely given.

I also am gifted with a gift of the spirit, as is my long term girlfriend. So I do believe in the gifts.

Now for my suggestions, and they are rether grudgingly given because it is nice to see raw pasion, and more so conpasion.

First, when you are speaking to non-believers, you are trudging up a snow caped mountain. In the end it is worth it. But, unless God provides a ski lift, it takes a while. And an in your face aproch is similar to yelling and then letting the avelanch carry you even farther away then when you began. Try taking in what they say, and gently parrying each thrust as in a sward fight. Don't distroy what they think. Often the explosion backfires, or they will cling to the wrecage and rebuild. Stronger then before.

Second, don't be afraid to take personal afronts. That is a vital part of evangalism, forgiving others of there asults. But, also, never back down, or atleast don't give up. Try a change up every now and then.

Third, God does have favorites. They are the Jews. They are Gods chosen people. He has sheltered, rewarded, punished, and forgiven them as a people in a way only a father could. His only begotten son, and begotten is important because you and me are His adopted children and no less loved, was born and raised amongst them. And Revalation says that the reformed jews will be our leaders during the tribulation. Which, as a side note, is still to come.

But he loves all people more then even the most love sruck fool could ever imagine was possible. And all he asks is that we love him back.

Fourth, I would like to appologize if I seem to be patronizing you. That is not my intent. I mearly wish to incurage and help you. Keep writing my friend, cause corny as it sounds, even if the Lord only uses you to prepare one heart, then a million avelances are worth it. cause that is one more person you will see in heaven, and a slightly larger smile on the face we all long to see.

( Posted by: crackpotpoet [Member] On: February 27, 2006 )

spirit gifts
Nebraska honey!good to see you back. I was wondering what became of you. Worry or getting mad is useless so dont be worrying or getting mad about nothing you hear? tell me about those gifts of spirits.

tc

( Posted by: castanedalupe [Member] On: February 27, 2006 )

no apology
I for one am not apologetic. your comments towards Islam were extremely closed-minded and intolerant. and your conflation of religious devotion and allegience to a particular political position is disturbing in the extreme - particularly when said political position leads to such un-Christian behaviour as displayed by Bush, Falwell, et al.

- Jonathan

( Posted by: JonnyT [Member] On: February 28, 2006 )

Fire4Christ...
I don't see intentional thoughts of hurting anyone...this is a young vibrant heart that loves, I applaud you for your conviction...you must remember, you will not always be agreed with, hey and that's okay...good to feel you, keep the love and I wish you the best...

Robin

( Posted by: Robinbird [Member] On: February 28, 2006 )

Can Two Walk Together
Except they be agreed... "Nebraska" first let me say how sorry I am to have called you a young man, I knew a guy once named Nebraska, I guess in this time and generation, look for the unpossible...

I agree with Robin above, there is always going to be someone who disagrees with you...But you have that "Boldness" in Christ and I love that.

You are taking up your Cross following after Jesus Christ..

Nebraska, a Boldness came over me last night when I left Prayer/Bible Study. A young man with a ski mask robbed me, pointed a gun in my face, and suddenly, A Boldness came over me, *To be absent from the body is to be Present with the Lord*

When the officers of the church learned of this, they were searching the neighborhood for the person, and the officers of the law came, to make a story short. They said, Ms.Simpson when we do catch this person, do you want to be at the bond hearing? You can press charges... I said yes, but God want me to help that young man whoever he is.. I am and will not press charges, the devil cannot get him, I will seek help for him and show him how much God loves him. The Spirit of the Lord came upon me, and I will help him... That is my promise to God... He loves us all, and I know in my heart I get the same kind of feeling from you even if you are young, you are very matured in the LORD.

Keep on praying for the lost and God will have His way with people...Let His will be Done... We have to keep going out to the highways and byways and compel them to come into God's house.

Remember Nebraska, We will be persecuted for CHRIST'S SAKE.... I love you Child of the Most High God...You are well blessed and highly favored by our Father which art in Heaven.

Watch and Pray!


Blessings,
{{{Jeannie}}}

( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: March 1, 2006 )

Insidious
You do not have the gift of discernment. You have the gift of mass self-delusion and willing indoctrination.

You have the gift of thinking what you're told. It's easy to right-wing politicians to make fundamentalists do what they tell them to do, especially warfare, because fundamentalists are trained to think what they're told by one person or small group of persons - pastors - and to look at everyone else as an alien.

If it weren't for the Left, beginning strangely in this case with the Quakers, perhaps, Fundies would be hanging women for witchcraft to take their land, even today.

I can't believe so much power can be in the hands of people who are so staggeringly stupid. People in your camp are actually talking about disconnecting non-christians/fundies from the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

( Posted by: The Alienist [Member] On: March 3, 2006 )

Christians are not stupid and brainwashed.


Mr. Alienist and Mr. JonnyT,
I am not un-Christian. I am not stupid. I do too have the gift of discernment and I am not brainwashed. You say that I am brainwashed and stupid because that makes it easier for you to dismiss me and anything I have to say when you can look down on me that way. I think you are angry at me and other Christians who believe the same as me, because you are listening to the world and the falseness of your intellect instead of listening to your heart and the truth of Jesus. The Bible warns us about not following the world and worldly intellect but instead to follow Christ:
Colossians2:8
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."




Mr.Crackpotpoet, Mr.Castanedalupe, Mr. RCallaci, Mrs. Robinbird, Mrs. Jeannie45,
Thanks all of you I listed for talking to me nicely and giving me advice and not getting angry at me. Thanks Mrs.demeter for giving me a 10 too. I would write more right now and answer all your comments more personally but I have tons of homework and stuff to do this weekend. I promise I will be checking back and I will be writing more papers soon. I love you all. I want to share with you my favorite chapter passages from the Bible about what love is and about what should be important to true Christians:

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Love is patient,
love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not
arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly;
does not seek its own,
is not provoked,
does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness,
but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never fails;

but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.


You are all in my prayers.
In Jesus Name,
Love,
Nebraska

( Posted by: OnFire4Christ [Member] On: March 3, 2006 )

we are not brainwashed
I noticed how The Alienist stated "If it weren't for the Left, beginning strangely in this case with the Quakers, perhaps, Fundies would be hanging women for witchcraft to take their land, even today." What basis could you possibly have for making such a boldly prejudiced statement. I will make the assumption that by "fundies" you are referring to fundamentalist christians. Well, apart from the fact that "fundies" aren't the only christians in the world, consider this: just because somebody is a fundamentalist christian doesn't mean they believe exactly the same things as all other fundamentalists. Even fundamentalists can interpret the bible differently. Which brings me to my next point. The biggest enemy of christianity is christians. We're human and we make mistakes. We have faults and weaknesses and we succumb to temptation. The biggest obstacle facing Jesus' message is that it has to be delivered by christians. I grew up as an atheist and I came to find God on my own terms, so go ahead and say I'm brainwashed and that I think what I'm told to think, I find your accusation amusing. That being said, my political stances may surprise you. I tend to be liberal on some issues and conservative on others. So please don't label me with your right-wing "fundie" tag. And I find the idea of associating Jesus with any political party offensive.

Peace and Love,
Dave

( Posted by: shortlivedglory [Member] On: March 4, 2006 )

Surrender
Religion is the bastion of the lax mind. You have surrendered. Your walls of thought have collapsed and you have donated your morality, your responsibility and your being to a falsehood.

Love is mutual. Love cannot be imposed. Loving another means to be loved in turn; failing reciprocation love is at best an endeavor to possess, at worst an imposition.
I do not love you. Goodwill and generosity should be placed above love; in their purest form they confer no reward. What profit should their be?

( Posted by: Meursault [Member] On: March 4, 2006 )

opinions
Onfire4Christ,
You are certainly right about opinions. Problem is that many people are not satisfied unless they can turn you around to their way of thinking. It's not enough for them to allow you your own views. You are entitled to believe as you wish. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, as long as their beliefs do not impose on the life and freedoms of others.

shortlivedglory,
I can relate to not wanting to be labeled and prejudged. I have a mixed bag of politic and religious views. Some are very conservative while others would be considered liberal. No one likes to be lumped into one bag size fits all. Humans are complicated and not so easily labled, though many from both the conservative and liberal camps are guilty of trying to do just that.

( Posted by: Ashmedai [Member] On: March 5, 2006 )

Jeannie45 LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS!



Thank you lit.org writers for leaving more comments. I am really buried in tons of homework. I would like to spend more time talking to each of you more personal like and I will when I can soon, real soon I hope, but I can not yet do so today I am sorry to say again .

Shortlived glory, I want to say that yeah some Christians do believe different but when it comes to the Bible there are some verses that all see the same. That is why I put the Corinthians verses about love. All Christians agree about those. You do too?

All real Christians believe in love. The love of Jesus Christ is a powerful love. A love that can overcome all things. Sometimes I am so filled with love and joy that I feel like I want to shout out loud thank you Jesus for giving me everything, and for dying for me, and letting me feel this pure joy and love. The love of Christ is so so so powerful.

Love can endure all things. Love forgives (like God forgave us through Jesus Christ) Love does not keep track of wrongs and hold resentments. Love does not gossip or say bad things about others. Love is something all Christians should keep in mind whenever tempted by anger and negative thoughts about other people or stuff.

mrs.Jeannie,
I read your comment again and I wanted to say thank you Jesus for giving you that boldness and that strength when you needed it. Thank you Jesus for blessing you with a forgiving heart that understands the need to reach the sinner. Thank you Jesus that Jeannies heart is so free of all selfishness and all arrogance thereby allowing her to be an example and to witness the word of our Lord God to those who most need it. Thank you Jesus for making her not afraid and to be willing to be persecuted for your sake as I am too. I love you Jesus. I love you so much. Thank you Lord.

In Jesus name.
Love,
Nebraska

( Posted by: Onfire4Christ [Member] On: March 6, 2006 )

Love endures and never falters...
Nebraska,

He promised to always love us, always be there for us, His love will never falter. Focus on the love and you'll never go wrong or be alone.

falkner

( Posted by: falkner [Member] On: March 10, 2006 )

I gotcha
Hi () I've got your back. If somebody wants to give you a hard time for being a christian they'll have to go through me first! LOL! Don't nobody mess with my homiegirl or Ill get my z on 'em, LOL!'

( Posted by: tomasini [Member] On: July 14, 2006 )

...


I'm not with anthony no more. cut him right out.

( Posted by: tomasini [Member] On: July 14, 2006 )





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