Saturday, 5 January 2013

God's Religion


"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world" 

- James 1:27




8 comments:

  1. Dear Jo,

    The strength of your religious spirit is overwhelming, and I think you are smart enough to discuss even those dialectical jokes that literature can build. Take a look at this story by Borges and tell me what you think. Enjoy!

    http://www.yksi.org/tekst/ald/borges_3giuda-en.txt

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  2. 'the treachery of Judas was not accidental; it was a predestined deed which has its mysterious place in the economy of the Redemption.' This I believe.

    Did Judas know what he was doing? I don't believe he realised the significance of what he had done, because then afterwards he hanged himself. I think if Judas hadn't have done it, someone else would have- it had to be, there is always someone who deceives and goes against what is good or right. But at the same time, God didn't depend on him, God could have done it any way, for Jesus to die for our sins. But perhaps Judas like any human being, let Satan deceive him. We all can feel trapped by Satan, but what Judas forgot to do was rebuke Satan and not believe anything he is saying and only to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ who is far stronger and more powerful than all evil spirits in this world!

    The matter of what Judas did, is now done. Who knows? Maybe in heaven all will be explained because there will be no confusion, or perhaps God won't need to reveal everything.

    We must have faith despite all our reasoning.

    God bless you!

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    1. Maybe what the most beautiful Story is all about is that, for ever and ever, each one of us is worth the Blood of God.

      Makes the (your?) moto "Let my life be a life for others" be more than a achievement but a sense per se...

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  3. I have a question: you are Catholic or Protestant? Or beyond the differences between them?

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    1. I am I Protestant, but I don't like to put titles onto church groups. I serve the Lord Jesus, all who serve him must be as one.

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  4. Back to orphans and widows... Let's give them comfort in pain and let innocence of unexpected happiness bury their awareness of a world with no mercy.

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  5. Although I respect your view Joanna, I think Christ life is all a myth. No historical evidence of any of his miracles. Satan is also a myth. Satan myth serves the purpose of scapegoat of all the miseries of humankind. Just my 2 cents.

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  6. And to avoid misunderstandings, I think Christ existed, and perhaps he was a religious leader . But all those miracles and many quotes attributed to him are jut a product of imagination of the people who wrote the new testament.

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