I agree. I always feel very close to God when I visit a cemetary. It's like all the people there have came full circle. A task that can't really be completed until we leave. To me, it's like being close to someone as they die. You can feel God.
Jesus said let dead bury the dead
I like cemeteries too...odd to admit, but true. I love to read the span of their years...speculate on the person's life...the baby graves are so bittersweet though. Hard to imagine a little girl or boy only being on earth for a day or two...
Yes, graveyards are peaceful. And some of the most beautiful artwork is rendered on those tombstones.9:52 should post on a church blog.Sheesh!
Actually, 9:42 should NOT post on a church blog, because it is an inaccurate assessment of Jesus' statement. When Jesus made that comment, it was a statement of priority. The highest priority in one's own life is your own eternal salvation, and if concern over worldy matters (even the burial of the dead) gets in your way, then cut yourself off from worldly matters. It was one of those "hyperbole" statements--an exaggerated statement in order to make a point. It was NEVER meant to imply that we should not have feelings for those beloved family members that have predeceased us. Just goes to show how a callous, judgmental and shallow interpretation of Biblical scripture can do more harm than good!!
It is amazing how any tiny indication of religious things can bring out the overly spiritual types.Yeah 9:48 - What?Oh the other hand, Barry may pay these folks to stir.:)
I love cemteries... I trace family trees for a living so they are a necessity for me. They are peaceful places and you can read the town history by the gravestones. Influenza, wars, disasters, typhoid all of those things and more can be read in the cemetery. Some are so very heartbreaking, infant mortality was huge in the early 1900's. People buried some may children. You can tell the large loving families by the way the graves are arranged and cared for, and of course the numbers! Anyway Barry you are right they ARE Holy places.
If you're a mature believer in Jesus Christ, you would get what 9:42 posted. 9:27, I didn't see the comment as callous, but do agree with you in the meaning of it. I don't know why you non-believers flip out every time we bring up scripture and Christian values. At least we have something to live for. If you don't believe in Jesus Christ, where will you spend eternity. THINK ABOUT IT!! ("Oh, no, he typed in all caps. . . I'm insulted" . . . yes, I did and didn't want to insult; I wanted to make a strong point.) Really think about what will happen to you if you die.
This didnt need to turn into a religous debate. It was just a nice comment from Barry that cemeteries were holy places. Christians need to learn from the ancestors as well. The bible has the elders teaching the young. Not only that but at the tranfiguration Jesus sought the help and comfort of the DEAD. NOT EVERYTHING is about religion and frankly things like this DO turn off the very people you are supposedly trying to reach. Relax God wants you to plant a seed NOT PLOW up the whole ACRE!
Miz Gina coming from someone who's Zodiac year is a MONKEY!LOL
Grave sites are not Holy places, they are a place to lay the dead, the shell of a person who is no longer in that shell. The only Holy place we have today is in Christ and no other. As 1:19 asked were will your soul spend eternity?
gvhkgGrave sites are not Holy places, they are a place to lay the dead, the shell of a person who is no longer in that shell. The only Holy place we have today is in Christ and no other. As 1:19 asked were will your soul spend eternity?
I am a believer in Jesus Christ and our father in heaven, and try to live by their teachings and commandments. While I may not agree with another person's lifestyle or choices, I accept them as an individual being with their own free agency to live how they wish. I do not however take every available opportunity to try to belittle and use scare tactics trying to "save" everyone who may think a little differently than I do.This post was about a cemetary, not about taking the words of the bible out of context to seem intelligent (anonymously I might add.)signed, 9:48
No scripture was taken out of context. No scare tactic's were used,and thinking get's us in trouble, and the post still is about a cemetary, It just scares people I guess when convicted to think or talk about were they will spend eternity.
You still need to learn the english language. Plural nouns or verbs do not include an apostrophe.When you've got that down, then we'll talk.
I cant believe you, no, yes I can, I have a third grade education and I need you to help me an my punctuations and grammer, but after your petty remark about it, I know you really dont know the word of God to well, and that you cant argue, and you need help.
No, I just tire at trying to read your posts that are so poorly written.Someone who was truly humble would not continue to point out that he/she is going to heaven and everyone else needs to think long and hard about where they are going so they can resolve to change.I know the word of God, maybe just as well as you do. Maybe not. Maybe better. My point is that I do not try to use it to attack anyone who might have different views than me. That just would not be Christian, now would it?So try to relax, sit back, enjoy the ride. Life is too short to concentrate on trying to change others. Worry about yourself.
That's just not biblical 1:59pm. We are to try and help and teach and explain and, I believe its exhort, reprove and rebuke is what we are told to do. Spread the gospel any way we can before its to late for others. I worry about myself and others, as we are to love them as much as ourselves and if I do this, I try to teach the gospel so they to can enjoy the truth.
I try to show others Christ's love by example, not by reproving and rebuking. It kind of sets a double standard when you tell a non-christian that you love them and don't judge, but they should not be doing something because YOU think it is not right. I can teach someone about Christ and my own beliefs without making them feel like crap for their decisions in the process. Im sure that would really make them want to join my church...feeling like that.
Not by reproving and rebuking is going against the truth, and yes we are to show other's by our examples, but the bible say's so then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. We must teach God's word, what have I said that isn't in God's word? People do have a choice, two to be exact, no really one, the other is already made for us. Is it wrong to ask a person if they knew that they were to die tonight were they would end up? I myself would rather see a sermon than hear one but we must alway's follow God's word and spread the gospel. And by the way one dosent join a church God add's them to the church.
I thought you said we had choices....joining a church/religion is just one of them. I don't try to force my views on them like you obviously do. God sent us here to make choices, learn, and gain a mortal experience. I do not believe that just because I am not believing your hypocritical propoganda I am going to hell. The little child in mongolia that has never heard of Jesus Christ is not either. 1/3 of the host of heaven was banished from the kingdom of heaven. They live in what whe have termed "hell." The rest of us will return to heaven, but some will receive higher degrees of glory than others depending on their faith. Some may not have had a chance to prove themselves here on this earth, but they will be given a chance later to hear the word of God and accept it or reject it. I do not think that any of them will be banished with the rest just because they did not live up to YOUR ideal.If I were interested in Christianity, I would hope I did not run into you because that would turn me away. Your attitude is not welcoming.
Oh, and by the way....that is the funny thing about faith. NONE of us (not even you) know definitively that we will go to "heaven" if we die today. It is a matter of faith. So why would you ask someone such an odd question?
I can know if im going to Heaven, God's word confirms it.I believe anything you hear that's not what you believe is hypocritcal, God's word does not teach a second chance, sorry, They have their chance just like you and me right know. Is not welcome, just like Christ was not welcome and nobody wanted to hear his word then just like you know. The truth hurts sometimes, but its better than candy coating things just to make you feel better and be lost forever.Stop living in a false belief. Why must you hinder God's word?
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