If the dead are not to be raised, then let us eat and drink for tomorrow we are to die.
These words raise a challenge to so called Christians.
The challenge is this: Does your life reflect that you believe in the ressurection?
The main thinking of being absorbed in a lifestyle of having a good time is this: You are a long time dead. In other words if your life is taken up with having a good time then your ressurection hope is being forsaken.
There should be a difference in focus between those that believe and those that do not.
So please do not use your freedom for an excuse for lose conduct and
trumpet how good it is to be "free in Christ" when you are no different than those that do not believe.
Radar a servant of SJ
I believe in a resurrection. I honestly don't think I would change my lifestyle even if I didn't. "loose conduct" means different things to different people. Either way, if your lifes in the crapper you know it, even if everybody else doesn't.
How 'bout you Radar?
I do not accept the bible as a book from God, rather its been a means of man to wield power over others rather than God.
I cannot imagine God directing such a book that can be the cause of so much conflict and confusion between humans.
Those that accept it are bound by its directives.
besides I was only being controversal with this post to try and "raise some life here".
The ressurection? I have my hopes, but would not base my life on the word of man.
I cannot imagine God directing such a book that can be the cause of so much conflict and confusion between humans.The bible itself records Jesus saying that he brought a "sword" Matt. 10:34 The division would be caused by someone who does not accept the "troof." Not by the person accepting it.
If people want to go on living their lives the way THEY THINK IS RIGHT then that is their business. It was this decision crap, of persons deciding for THEMSELVES what THEY THOUGHT WAS RIGHT.
I would also think that all this confusion demonstrates that we are in need of a higher source to direct things. Without God we are lost.
What irks me is when a person says that God does not condemn their lifestyle, whatever that might be, and then they reinterpret the bible to be "politcally correct" according to human thinking, and therefore nullify the teachings of the bible. Ergo their lifestyle is no longer wrong.
An edited post
The God of the bible credits himself with confusion. He confused the ONE language at the tower of Babel. What a stupid way to solve a problem of government!
Today Christian thought is only now becoming widespread because man is begining to break this language barrier that God supposedly put up.
There is beauty in diversity, in the language respect anyway.
One of the purposes in confusing their language was to enforce the divine command: To multiple and fill the earth. At the tower of Babel their express purpose appears to have been to contradict that divine command.
Sure, language has caused many barriers and confusions and I believe, wars. What's that got to do with God? He does something and then we demonstrate time-after-time our inability to handle it. We arrogantly strut our superior intelligence and along comes God to humble us again. We think we have it all and can conquer any challenge (one of the things implied from the tower of Babel). God says: "Yeah, but what if we do this little thing here?"
Imagine, if we suddenly lost something as simple as electricity, for a day, a week, a month, a year. First thing, there go ALL our powerful computers (backup batteries can only last so long). There would be world wide panic, in just about every facet of life. We're back to smoke signals and banging on drums for long distance communication.
We generally feel bad for people who do not have electricity, running water, telephones, etc. But now they will become the lucky ones. It would be a challenge, if you will, that will destroy everything WE think is important.
I hope you understand the point I am making.
The power of Christ's rule is, in part, to demonstrate unifying affects of nations, peoples, and tongues.