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Good Wednesday or Good Friday?
a brother on one side Wrote:it is the Lords doing and not mine.
a brother on the other side Wrote:do not think for a minute that it is me that says these thing but the Spirit that leads me
another brother Wrote:such acrimony and venom...so full of hate
I've seen this same kind of thing play out so many times and I don't understand how believers do this to each other. I don't get how each side can regard the energy and passion of the other and say, "with them it is hateful venom and the work of Satan, and with us it is holy zeal and the Lord's doing". We're all the same. God is not on my side - I have to get on His. Our passion for our own beliefs is no more divine than that of the Muslim or the Aztec. It can be used by God and it can be abused by the Deceiver. To whomever you present yourself to serve, you are that one's slave.

So who is being allowed to work here? Is it really the Lord's doing, or that of someone else? How can I know? Ah, but then I remember that we were given instructions to discern the truth wherever some would claim God was leading their teaching. I remember we can "test the spirits"; their words and behavior should line up with the Scripture! I remind myself that the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets. I remember that God is not a God of confusion but of peace. I recall that He would have us let all things be done decently and in order.

None of these statements are consistent with the character and placement of this debate. But I should ignore that, right? And just unquestioningly go along with whichever side is closest to my personal fantasy or my church's delusions?

Maybe I'm way off base here, but I don't feel edified by this debate at all - regardless of which side is closer to my own position. Is it so good to make a showing of being right, we need not worry about doing right? Meat tastes delicious and feels satisfying, but is it worth stumbling your brother? I'll take the hit and say maybe I'm just the weak one here. Please forgive me for communicating to you about the distress your ways cause me.
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Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-23-2010, 03:19 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by judge - 07-25-2010, 10:21 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2010, 11:57 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by noordos - 07-26-2010, 10:25 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-27-2010, 12:00 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by distazo - 07-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by distazo - 07-29-2010, 06:57 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-29-2010, 02:33 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-29-2010, 07:07 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by noordos - 07-31-2010, 12:13 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-31-2010, 04:23 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by ograabe - 08-05-2010, 03:13 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 08-05-2010, 04:07 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 08-19-2010, 02:21 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by noordos - 08-19-2010, 10:46 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 08-20-2010, 03:27 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by noordos - 08-20-2010, 11:02 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 08-21-2010, 02:24 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-01-2011, 06:53 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 05-01-2011, 08:49 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-01-2011, 09:37 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-01-2011, 03:19 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-02-2011, 04:22 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-02-2011, 10:53 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-03-2011, 01:22 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-03-2011, 08:45 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-08-2011, 05:20 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-08-2011, 05:29 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-08-2011, 05:54 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-08-2011, 10:39 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-08-2011, 10:44 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-09-2011, 04:44 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-09-2011, 10:24 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-09-2011, 10:33 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-09-2011, 02:17 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-10-2011, 02:39 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-10-2011, 03:00 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-10-2011, 04:59 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 05-10-2011, 10:58 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 05-10-2011, 11:29 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-10-2011, 11:31 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-10-2011, 12:44 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 05-10-2011, 12:46 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 05-10-2011, 01:32 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 05-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 05-10-2011, 07:16 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-10-2011, 10:27 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-10-2011, 10:29 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 05-11-2011, 12:32 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-11-2011, 01:01 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-11-2011, 05:32 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-11-2011, 09:56 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-11-2011, 09:59 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-11-2011, 01:58 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-12-2011, 12:09 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-17-2011, 11:21 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-18-2011, 05:19 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-26-2011, 10:28 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-27-2011, 12:16 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-27-2011, 05:11 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-27-2011, 06:22 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 05-29-2011, 03:15 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Daniel814 - 05-29-2011, 04:55 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 05-31-2011, 07:17 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 06-06-2011, 10:11 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 06-07-2011, 06:27 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-20-2011, 04:06 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 07-20-2011, 04:32 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 07-20-2011, 12:26 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 07-20-2011, 01:00 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 07-20-2011, 01:25 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 07-20-2011, 07:41 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by bar Sinko - 07-20-2011, 08:46 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by borota - 07-20-2011, 10:54 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-21-2011, 03:57 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 07-21-2011, 04:08 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-21-2011, 03:09 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 07-22-2011, 12:11 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Dani - 07-22-2011, 09:58 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 07-22-2011, 06:41 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-22-2011, 11:06 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by rramlow - 07-23-2011, 05:09 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-23-2011, 05:28 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-24-2011, 05:15 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 02:22 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 02:43 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 02:56 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 03:13 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 03:20 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 05:34 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 05:38 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 06:24 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 06:47 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 07:22 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 08:44 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 05:24 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 06:17 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by konway87 - 07-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 08:24 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Alan G77 - 07-26-2011, 09:22 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 07-26-2011, 05:47 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Sarah - 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Sarah - 03-02-2013, 03:04 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Thirdwoe - 03-02-2013, 07:52 AM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by Sarah - 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Re: Good Wednesday or Good Friday? - by ClaudeA - 05-15-2013, 12:42 AM

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