no, there are no rules in the new covenant, only freedom. You are forgiven. Whether you receive that forgiveness is up to you and it does effect the decisions you make with your life. The choice to receive forgiveness is a pure expression of humility. Living in forgiveness is living in humility and actions follow from that heart. Lust is prideful, it says "I love you for what you do for me". People get hurt by sin. Joel, have you ever been hurt by a girl who used you and rejected you? Have you ever hurt a girl by using her and rejecting her? Or he if you are gay. Sin hurts people. God gave his people a physical understanding of that inner hurt. But when we walk in humility, we seek to honor God with our lives and we let go of the pleasures of the flesh for an eternal hope.
Please see the Northcoast Journal "The Problem with Fundies" comment section. Albee took the writer to school.
Fundamentalists do not deny science, only that science has not and will never catch up with the infinite wonder of creation. This is because we do not have an infinite amount of time, resources and words to understand and explain all things. As Dan himself said on the radio today, the supernatural is that which science has not yet explained. In this sense, the flight of a bee is supernatural. Science cannot "yet" explain how a big bee with tiny wings can stay off the ground. Bob, please keep it together for Christ's sake.
@anon, I don't wear much linen. The old covenant no longer applies, but it helps us understand the new covenant. Check out Jeremiah 31:31
31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,[a] says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Third hour Jewish time is 6-9am while 6th hour Roman time is 6am. So a fundamentalist would assume it happened between 6 and 7am.
Ironic that you brought this up because you wouldn't understand this unless you were a fundie, one who seeks to know the bible, not just dismiss it for his own interests. The truth is out there. Be open minded and keep searching.
Stephen, like I said, if you want the truth, dig deeper. But if you want to believe whatever you like settle with what you think you know. This so-called contradiction is really easy. John wrote in the Roman system of time while Mark wrote in the Jewish system. It's evident in the context of the text. You're welcome to research it further but you wont find what you want to hear.
Anyway, regarding marriage, what verses of the bible are you referring to?
Catalyst, don't ever replace Tristin. You'd lose all that jitter bean money that keeps you afloat. But you already knew that. If you tried to replace the roberts boys, dad would jump ship in a sec just like Arcata first. The stus don't give up their parents money, don't like real jobs but love to pass the bucket to pay their way around the world as if it was a sacrifice, then complain about the people with real jobs and buying a home for their family. College student hippies are the worst, "You see, the consumers are all consumery and the corporations are corporationy and, its hard to explain, I've got some books you should read man, really open your mind up."
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