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 blueslady11
Joined: 10/24/2006
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I thought it might be interesting to hear what Bible verses really move everyone. I have several favorites. What meaning does the verse have to you in your daily life ?

Romans 8:38
For I am convinced, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to seperate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I heard Sara Groves sing this song and she paraphrased this verse....moved me so much I had to look it up. Absolutely nothing can keep me from the love of Christ. Now thats comfort !

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things whech are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Waaaaay coool, Im blessed just for reading my favorite book....God rocks !
 gentlepatrick
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Posted: 4/4/2007 8:50:45 AM

for the time is at hand.

what does that mean?
 blueslady11
Joined: 10/24/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 9:23:47 AM
The time is at hand is a phrase saying that the time is coming, the time is near. This particular verse is refering to the prophecy and make sure you keep the words you read because its going to come true and soon.

Considering that soon in eternity could be a lifetime here on earth, the time is still at hand.
 blueslady11
Joined: 10/24/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 11:33:20 AM
If your spiritual journey begins with God then its a very special book. If your journey begins with mother earth or meta physics or something other than God, its probably not a book you would have in your library.

But thats getting off topic, if you want to email or start a thread about how important the bible is to a Christian....I bet alot of people, especially ones who dont like the book, would come out of the woodwork to reply !

Do you have a favorite Bible Verse ?
 vetmanager
Joined: 7/6/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 12:00:33 PM
love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Proverbs 8
 AmeliaEarhart
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Posted: 4/4/2007 12:25:19 PM
John 8: 4-11

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote in the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
 looking for love 2nd x
Joined: 8/12/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 1:02:02 PM
With men all is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible.

It is more belessed to give than to receive.

Great men are not always wise.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.



The flesh indeed is willing but the spirit is week.
ooooopps, did I say that out loud?

Peace be with you
 vetmanager
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Posted: 4/4/2007 1:10:22 PM
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

2 Corinthians 2:4
 blueslady11
Joined: 10/24/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 2:25:30 PM
Please stay on topic, I am not here to defend my belief system or argue yours. I asked a lovely question for people who enjoy reading the Bible and are moved by its contents....again I will ask, do you have a favorite verse ?
 Love_on_fire
Joined: 12/31/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 3:10:50 PM
All the verses a Inspired and therefore all of them arte worth listening to.

There are so many that I like, Romans 8 has many great ones. 1st John has many that I like, all throughout the Bible there are wonderful ones that just stick to you.
 Matt Adore
Joined: 10/1/2006
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Posted: 4/4/2007 4:56:11 PM
My favorite verses for right now are all the verses in 1st Corinthians 13...

And I always come back to the philosophy that, "Without love, we are noisy, clangy cymballs"

 seriouslyfunnylady
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Posted: 4/4/2007 7:04:07 PM
I have a couple of them.

One is about God creating man in *our* image. Pointing to more then one God

Also the one where God says put no other Gods before me. Also an acknowledgement of other Gods.
 Feral
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Posted: 4/4/2007 8:27:57 PM

I thought it might be interesting to hear what Bible verses really move everyone. I have several favorites. What meaning does the verse have to you in your daily life ?
I don't usually like to play favourites, but I'll list some that I find to be absolutely wonderful, and in serious need of being honoured more. But first, apparently, we get to critique!

Romans 8:38
For I am convinced, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to seperate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What meaning does this verse hold for me? A lot! It certainly sheds a light on the mindset of the author of it, and if his or her conviction turns out to be correct, then he/she is very well loved. Is good!

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things whech are written therein: for the time is at hand.
As to meaning on this one, I feel it's telling us all that opportunity's knocking. And, we're all lucky now, since we've read the fact that the writer said so. Yay us!
As for those I like:
-Leviticus 19:18
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
-Galatians 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Kinda thematic, these. And, there's about ten more in betweeen 'em that say exactly the same thing!
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-Matthew 7:1
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
-Luke 6:37
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Gotta love these, especially with how well-ignored they are within Christian communities across the world.
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-Romans 14:3
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

I like how this applies to the whole "you can't do that (whatever it is), because God says not to" kind of mentality.
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-1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

This one's great because it really brings to light the concept of not judging something or someone unless you know the totality of it.
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-1 Corinthians 10:29
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

Okay, this one's blatantly political in why I picked it. Anyone want to venture as to why?
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-John 8:7
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Like you didn't see that one coming.
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Matthew 7:3
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Likewise. Cool thing is, this sentiment crops up five times in Matthew and Luke. And, it's still conveniently marginalised all over the place. Sad.

The time is at hand is a phrase saying that the time is coming, the time is near. This particular verse is refering to the prophecy and make sure you keep the words you read because its going to come true and soon.
And, it did, in a fashion. Groovy stuff, yeah.

Considering that soon in eternity could be a lifetime here on earth, the time is still at hand.
Wait. You're still waiting? Dude, it's been like, what? 1500 years since it came true? At least.

I've been through the bible from cover to cover more than once and I have to say that it's all very interesting...(aside from the 'begat' section)
C'mon, man, Numbers is some groovy stuff. Tells you some hello cool stuff about the lineages that were so important to everything.

Reading the bible is a good experience for anyone and should be considered a great place to start ones' spiritual journey.
Amen.

If your journey begins with mother earth or meta physics or something other than God, its probably not a book you would have in your library.
Why not? Fits nicely with mine.

John 8: 4-11
Amen! I've always loved how almost everything Jesus said and did was an object lesson. Well, at least everything that was recorded...

This statement assumes that someone can only be religiously theistic in terms of the 3 abrahamic faiths.
I don't see it, sorry. Seems more like an assumption of what others might consider appropriate, if they were to follow alternate paths. Uneducated, maybe, but not entirely exclusivist.

What if you are a devotee of Vishnu? Why would your spiritual journey (which does in this case start with god, that is Vishnu)) have anything to do with the Bible?
Vishnu understands the ability to find wisdom in many places. What injunction would He have against reading the Bible?

There are many beautiful, endearing messages in the bible but, sadly, there are even more contentious and antithetical ones too.
I'll have to agree to disagree. Lots of good stuff, lots of stuff taken to do bad things. That's my take.

All the verses a Inspired and therefore all of them arte worth listening to.
Inspired? Maybe, maybe not. But, anything is worth listening to, if you can derive something positive from it, yes?

And I always come back to the philosophy that, "Without love, we are noisy, clangy cymballs"
Right on, Papa Bear! That's kinda my take, too. If even the Bible is taken without love as foundation, that's when you stop listening.

OOOHhhh! The one when all the men in Sodom wanna do the angels...

Daaaamn, and here I thought I was getting hardcore!
 themadfiddler
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Posted: 4/4/2007 11:15:13 PM

The Jews are the children of teh devil (John 8:44). They both killed the lord Jesus as well as their own prophets and they please not god and are contrary to all men (1 Thess 2:15)


Tongue in cheek as "favorite" except in the most infamous sense...I sincerely hope

As an answer to that I would suggest...

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Sh'ma Yis'ra'eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad.
Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.

And of course...

"I am the L-rd, and there is none else. I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create evil. I am the L-rd, that does all these things." (Is. 45:6-7).
 fitman2005
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Posted: 4/5/2007 3:49:16 AM

One is about God creating man in *our* image. Pointing to more then one God


uhh..can someone say trinity..........



Also the one where God says put no other Gods before me. Also an acknowledgement of other Gods.


--and can someone say idols or false gods??



I like the one that says "you must be born again to enter/see the kingdom of God..." -quite the mixer upper.
 Raveninns
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Posted: 4/5/2007 4:44:00 AM
I have lots, lol

Matthew 6, 25 For this reason, I say unto you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Matthew 7, 1 Do not judge lest you be judged yourselves.

Jesus was one cool dude. Only the utmost respect for Him.

And of course, Psalm 23, a psalm of David. Pretty neat guy as well. I always wondered about the "valley of the shadow of death". One morning, I just woke up and figured it meant our various incarnations here on earth.

Cheers everyone, Raven
 Byrd
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Posted: 4/5/2007 9:19:55 AM
Romans 8:31 If god be for us who can be aganist us? The Psalms but especally 23 and 91..James the whole book Jonah too....Kinda like to hear where Planet Satan saw that other scripture sounds like the right wingers bible.
 Feral
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Posted: 4/5/2007 9:57:21 AM


One is about God creating man in *our* image. Pointing to more then one God

uhh..can someone say trinity..........
Uhh... Can someone point out support for the "Trinity" in the Torah?


Also the one where God says put no other Gods before me. Also an acknowledgement of other Gods.

--and can someone say idols or false gods??
Or, can someone accept that there are other people than the "chosen of Jehovah", who might believe there are other deities? Seems the ancient Israelites had no issue recognising this fact...

I like the one that says "you must be born again to enter/see the kingdom of God..." -quite the mixer upper.
Was that the one that says, "I am the way, the truth, and the light; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me"?

Jesus was one cool dude. Only the utmost respect for Him.
Amen, sister. Amen.

Kinda like to hear where Planet Satan saw that other scripture sounds like the right wingers bible.
Genesis 19:3-9
 Chipits
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Posted: 4/5/2007 10:02:55 AM
Jeremiah 29:11 (King James Version)
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
 TouchSamadhi
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Posted: 4/5/2007 12:39:46 PM
ezekiel
5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.

5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
5:13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

Matthew
10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(ouch, thats harsh Jesus)

John
1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
anyone who is not christian is an antichrist. fitting. i guess i am an antichrist!!


Revelation
5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen.
LOL^^^^
7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
LOL dont hurt the earth 'TILL the seals have been set....what happens after?
7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
only 144,000 jews are going to heaven. everyone else is out of luck. sorry mormons.

10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

mmmm little book....delicious!
11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

lol, dont mess with god's olive trees and candle sticks.

14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Lucifer, Son of Morning. nice title. hey wait a minute, i thought lucifer was the devil lol
 fitman2005
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Posted: 4/5/2007 3:18:42 PM

Uhh... Can someone point out support for the "Trinity" in the Torah?



uhh yes this is easily done.......you have God's Holy Spirit right?? that's two...just need to add one more.....that's there too.




Or, can someone accept that there are other people than the "chosen of Jehovah", who might believe there are other deities? Seems the ancient Israelites had no issue recognising this fact...


other entities...yes...other spirits..yes -but other Gods?? no ..that's silly...and if an entity or other spirit being has qualities unlike our own or greater than our own to an extent does in no way suggest that they have the same majesty or sovereignty as a universal God posseses. At least that's the way I view it.......but whatever floats some's boat I guess...just don't ask me to prescribe to it. One can easily see from scriptural analysis what happened to those 'other' gods.




Was that the one that says, "I am the way, the truth, and the light; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me"?


sorta...but it's way, truth, and the LIFE.........lol i got that one mixed not too long ago as well. Easy way to remember is: 'eternal LIFE'...
 onesimpleneed
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Posted: 4/5/2007 7:33:52 PM
Nobody posted this one yet, so everytime I start to get a big head, I have to remember Ecclesiastes 1...

13And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

14I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

15That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

16I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

17And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

18For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Peace
 CountIbli
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Posted: 4/5/2007 9:58:55 PM
There are so many to choose from that I can't pick just one.

Exodus 2:11-12 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

The greatest prophet in the Jewish and Christian religions, Moses, is a cold blooded murderer.

Exodus 22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

God doesn't believe in freedom of religion.

Judges 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

God is powerless in the face of iron chariots.

Mark 4:11-12 And he [Jesus] said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Jesus spoke in parables so that people wouldn't be saved and would go to Hell.
 Feral
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Posted: 4/5/2007 10:45:20 PM

uhh yes this is easily done.......you have God's Holy Spirit right?? that's two...just need to add one more.....that's there too.
Yeah, "In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God..." The Word, God, and the Holy Spirit, later incorporated into the specifically Christian doctrine of the Trinity. The ancient Jews, in the Torah, recognised aspects and agents of God, but He Himself was one.

other entities...yes...other spirits..yes -but other Gods?? no ..that's silly...
How is that silly? There are multiple gods in the world right now. One's choice to characterise them as "devils", "spirits", "entities", or "powers and principalities", while perfectly fine and supported by a dogmatic interpretation of a specific worldview, doesn't necessarily negate their deity.
and if an entity or other spirit being has qualities unlike our own or greater than our own to an extent does in no way suggest that they have the same majesty or sovereignty as a universal God posseses.
Which certainly seems to lend some credence to the Gnostic interpretation of Jehovah as Ialdabaoth, the selfish "God of the World", since He seems to be constrained to following certain rules and portrays Himself with negative human emotions, needs, and motivations.
One can easily see from scriptural analysis what happened to those 'other' gods.
True. Winners write the history books, I guess.

sorta...but it's way, truth, and the LIFE.........
Ahh, right. My bad.

Exodus 22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
God doesn't believe in freedom of religion.
Considering it's in Exodus, this only applies to freedom of religion among the Israelites. But, you're right. As characterised by Christianity, He doesn't. Nor does he recognise as legitimate freedom of thought, either. So, what are we saying?

Judges 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
God is powerless in the face of iron chariots.
Well, considering the battles of the end-times are supposed to culminate with the deaths of non-believers "by the sword", and the armies of the world (armies of "darkness"?) have tanks, that should be really interesting. Reeeaallly bad analogy, but does anyone remember the German invasion of Poland?

Jesus spoke in parables so that people wouldn't be saved and would go to Hell.
...At least, according to Mark. Elitist.
 themadfiddler
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Posted: 4/5/2007 11:11:07 PM

Why is it so silly to think that when the Hebrew Bible says that there were other gods, that there were in fact other gods? Just because judeo-christian-islamic tradition is NOW exclusive monotheistic does not mean that this was ALWAYS the case.

Genesis itself indicates that part of the creation story is a battle between Jehovah as a sky god and the sea goddess Tiamat. There is a direct linguistic correlation between the name tiamat (goddess who was the primordial waters) and the hebrew word TEHOM which also means primordial waters as found in the 1 chapter of genesis:

'In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.'


You are right on the mark. Anyone who doubts this need only look into the Ugaritic creation stories which are the likely source of these myths.

People of today like to imagine a static belief system that has always been the same in the past as it was today...it helps them to feel comfortable and avoid thinking too hard. The simple fact is that most credible scholars of Near Eastern religions and history would describe the early Isrealites as a henotheistic culture...in other words, acknowledging the existence of other deities but only worshipping their own.

As to Trinitarianism, the concept does not even emerge on the Christian scene until the Church father Origen, some centuries into the common era. If you had spoken to a member of the flegdling faith in the first century and suggested such a thing he very likely would have thought you blasphemous or not right in the head. it most certainly does not exist in the Jewish Scriptures in any way shape or form...anyone attempting to make such an absurd and extraordinary claim would really have to go a long way to back it up.
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