Angelique11 wrote:I'm sorry to hear that Twyrch. It is heartbreaking to watch those that you love and know suffer. I have seem my auntie go from a vibrant, full of life, avid reading book lover into a shell of the person she once was through alzheimers. She cannot speak coherently, has no recognition of any family, and doesn't know who or where she is. She has no quality of life.
It's hard. You can go to the other end of the spectrum and the beginnings of life, with babies that are born with dsiabilities, mental and physical and they will never have the quality of life that you and I have had. A lifetime of suffering in front of them, and their families, so would you then condone euthanasia for those babies? Because then we are on very dangerous ground over what is considered to be a worthy life.
Angelique11 wrote:I'm probably going off on a tangent here and some Christians will not like it. I do not like the word sin but would rather replace that with karma. I also do not believe in an angry judgmental God, God is love and compassion.
I do not believe in hell,maybe there are planes of existence in spirit world that resemble descriptions of heaven and hell and each religion has described those in their own fashion. We may gravitate towards those planes after this incarnation on a purely like attracts like basis, light to light,darkness to darkness, and the only judge after this life is us, judging ourselves.
"7 WORDS FOR SIN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT"
Contrary to many modern teachings, all sin is not the same in the New Testament. There are at least 7 different Greek words for sin, each one having a different shade of meaning.
1. "Hamartia" = "To miss the mark", as in archery competition, and therefore fail to receive the prize, or blessing. This is the general Greek word for sin, and is used 221 times. "Hamartia" encompasses the other 6 words for specific sins, in the sense that in all types of sin, we are "missing the mark". Example: Heb. 12:1, KJV = "the sin (hamartia) which doeth so easily beset us".
2. "Hettema" = "Diminishing what should have been given full measure". Example: 1 Cor. 6:7, KJV = "there is a fault (hettema) among you".
3. "Paraptoma" = "Falling when one should have stood". This one is actually an unintentional slip. Example: Eph. 1:7, KJV = We have "the forgiveness of sins (paraptoma), according to the riches of His grace".
4. "Agnoeema" = "Ignorance when one should have known". Example: Heb. 9:7, KJV = "the errors (agnoeema) of the people".
5. "Parakoe" = "To refuse to hear and heed God's word". Example: 2 Cor. 10:6, KJV = "disobedience".
6. "Parabasis" = "To intentionally cross a line". Example: Heb. 2:2, KJV = "every transgression (parabasis) & disobedience (parakoe) received a just recompense of reward".
7. "Anomia" and "Paranomia" = "Lawlessness, or willfully breaking God's written rules". Example: Titus 2:14 KJV = Jesus gave himself for us in order to "redeem us from all iniquity (anomia)".
_TwyrchNo good will come from quoting the Bible on this board. It will typically end up in thread derailment and flame wars. When discussing topics of such an emotional issue, quoting the Bible on a Druid forum is like throwing a lit match into a dry field.
Angelique11 wrote:I fail to see the humour in the situation myself Hawthorn, but you know, whatever tickles your fancy. People are strange creatures, strange old creatures, in a strange old world.
It's so hard to trust people these days, even those that you meet and speak with in the flesh. I suppose it is hard to see what the true motive is behind certain statements and actions. I will have to pray about this hey Hawthorn and see if the Spirit will reveal some answers.
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