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The Xmas Thread: Discussions on secular/pagan practices

Loutzenhiser's picture

This thread is for the discussion of secular/pagan Xmas problems and thoughts. I used Xmas to differentiate this thread form the Christmas thread. To discuss the birth of Jesus please use the Christmas Thread.

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JStaller said: "good

JStaller said:

"good intentions
Submitted by JStaller on Mon, 2009-12-07 09:46." . . . all of it . . . and this . . .

"Your plea that we follow this plan falls flat. "...if we want to be true to God we must follow His instructions to the letter. Yes, to the letter but with a willing spirit to do exactly as God instructs us."

Turn to the letter. Read it. "The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."

jwmcmac comments:

I don't mean to pick on Jq . . . as he has been most of a kind nature to all . . . but . . .

Jq seems to be flipping and flopping like a beached fish. It seems to me he has been on both sides of this issue about the 'letter of the law' . . . whichever goes along with his interpretation at the time.

I say 'seems' because I'm beginning to lose track of where he is on all of it . . . but that could just be me.

I have often thought that I detected that Jq cannot seem to distinguish the difference between the Spirit and the Letter . . . or such things . . . as often he speaks of things as if there is only the temporal . . . such as his views on death . . . he, at times, neglecting the Spiritual aspects of Death . . . he not separating the death of the body from the death of the soul and mixing it up as to what is the cause of each . . . not seeing that spiritual death as being the result of sin and that physical death is the result of physically dying . . . and vice-versa . . . and he can't seem to entertain thoughts of both dimensions of Faith at one and the same time . . . but again, that could just be me.

Anyway . . .

Thanks, Justin, for saying those words.

All of this over a Christmas Tree . . . and again . . . because one of us does not see the difference between the Spiritual and the physical aspect of these things.

For Heaven's Sake.

GOD Bless you and us all.