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Leonard James
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
Who can know the mind of God, James?

Many profess to know what he did and what he wants, but I fear it is all wishful thinking.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Len,
Christians would claim to be able, through scripture and the Holy Spirit, to try to discern God's will for them.
That's a whole lot of difference in claiming to know the mind of God, or even claiming to speak for God.
As Author Adrian Plass says in his "Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: an A-Z of Christian living":
"Thus spake the Lord..."
    Not with these teeth, He doesn't...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:

As Author Adrian Plass says in his "Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: an A-Z of Christian living":
"Thus spake the Lord..."
    Not with these teeth, He doesn't...


 

Or was it thuth thpake the Lord.  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 Corinthians 2:16
For “who has come to know the mind of Jehovah, that he may instruct him? But we do have the mind of Christ.


Romans 12:2
Quit being fashioned after this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
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Leonard James
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
Hi, Len,
Christians would claim to be able, through scripture and the Holy Spirit, to try to discern God's will for them.
As I said, that's wishful thinking.
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That's a whole lot of difference in claiming to know the mind of God, or even claiming to speak for God.

Is it? You mean they just claim to know part of his mind ... but it's still wishful thinking.
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As Author Adrian Plass says in his "Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: an A-Z of Christian living":
"Thus spake the Lord..."
    Not with these teeth, He doesn't...
 

Imaginary beings can speak with any teeth they like!  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello James,

Have you read the parable of the sower? Jesus explains what happens when people hear the word, or the good news of the gospel or the Kingdon, whatever you may wish to call it,

The seed that falls amongst the weeds can grow and will be seperated from the chaff, but what makes a Christian is hearing the word, accepting the word with joy, letting it take root deep within the heart and letting it grow and grow daily until the day when Almighty God brings in the harvest

See Matthew 13 there are several parables which explain everything, who sows the seed, why it grows or doesn't. who will harvest it and what will happen to the bad seed that is sown by satan.

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