I come to you all in love Interpretations about Christianity and politics can bring out some very strong feelings in all of us including me. I encourage everyone to seek God and under his word for yourself, he left it for all of us to understand it.
I believe no one can get into the kingdom by any works. Yes I do believe in supporting the church financially, and also helping those in need. I also know from my understanding of the word that it will rain on the just as it does the unjust. It is apart of this life and being a human being. Jesus had to suffer because he came in the form of a man, however he was the only man that lived on earth without sin. The one thing that I pretty comfortable in knowing to understand for sure that the commandments that God set out in my life are to love him and have no other Gods and to love my fellow man. I believe if you follow those commandments that God set out in the New Testament with a pure heart and to the best of your ability , then how you give will ultimately be reflected in a way that is pleasing to God.
Just by being a human being your life won't simply just be better because you tithe and that will not get you to heaven. Being heaven bound is the thing we should care about most. I encourage everyone to seek the Lord on your own, by prayer AND STUDY, not by what any person tells you.
The church and spiritual leaders are very valuable for inspiration and deeper understanding and if you find the right church home it should draw you closer in your walk.
God speaks several times throughout the bible about seeking wisdom. So I encourage everyone to seek Gods instruction for our lives daily by reading and studying his word.
Personally I found it hard to read a regular bible straight through, I found The One Year Bible a helpful starting point - http://www.amazon.com/The-One-Year-...F8&qid=1377439281&sr=8-2&keywords=daily+bible
I am a witness to say if you seek you will find. Hopefully we can all encourage one other in the lord. We all have enough struggles dealing with non believers so we should strive not need to be divisive among ourselves.
I hope those who were offended could apologize to each other and love each other as Christ calls us to do. If we don't do so we will be guaranteed not to get into heaven, this is the only thing I can be sure of as this is his commandment which is to love God and have no Gods before him and Love one another. If we do these things, all should fall into place.
Thank you for always being the voice of reason and for this gentle rebuke. I appreciate your words, knowing that it comes from a heart of love and unity.
I apologize for my part in this thread. I certainly do not want to cause any confusion or disruption in what the Lord is doing in this forum with other members. As I continue to post during my last few months here, I will make sure to keep myself in a spirit of unity and love and only look to encourage and uplift the members of this forum with my posts.
God bless you, always.
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