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The Same Thing Again?

The Same Thing Again?

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C. 

  

Virtually every Sabbath lesson broadcast by TSaS, past and present, seems different from each other, only to conclude with the same requirement: “God’s Ten Precepts.” Some might think TSaS dwells on “God’s Ten Commandments” only. So, we went to the Holy Spirit in prayer, asking Him to provide a lesson not tied to the Law.

The Spirit said, “ALL things refer to God’s Law: both right and wrong, both life and death.” When various treatises over the years were reviewed as well as research and study conducted for over thirty years, we perceived the truth in Holy Spirit’s adamant declaration. There is not one Biblical event, parable, or prophecy that does not some how and in some way turn to “God’s Doctrine“— in either the New or Old Testaments!

This makes perfect sense; in that God never wanted any laws and/or ordinances for the people, except those which only He first spoke and, finally, wrote with His own finger upon stone and, at last, provided us with the living example of Jesus: the “Statutes of Life” depending upon God’s two Royal Laws of Love; again, as He first declared in the Old Testament: in full opposition to modern teachings that Jesus purportedly gave those two laws as new commandments meant to replace the Ten. They were not at all new and always were meant to work with the Ten.

In fact, the only difference between the Old Testament— wherein God directed that the people love Him and their neighbor as well as obey His Law plus Moses’ various ordinances— and the New Testament is that now God requires we love Him and His Son, our Lord and Saviour, AND obey “The Father’s Doctrine” as given in the beginning. The other difference is that Christ replaced Moses’ ordinances of sacrifice and oblation.

In comparing Exodus to Deuteronomy, where the “Law of Liberty” is recited in each as the same Ten set out in stone, it was determined the ordinances were not, in fact, given in Exodus. Moses broke the first tablets when angered at finding his people worshiping a golden calf they had crafted in his absence: this event noted in Exodus. It was after this occurrence that God called Moses back to the mountain and again wrote His Doctrine in stone but, this time, He also had Moses write ritual ordinances in “a book;” noted in Deuteronomy. Yes, Moses was to include the Ten Statutes and Royal Law in this book, but only because the tablets never were to be touched again after placed in the ark; thus, teaching the Twelve would be done from the book; parchment scrolls, as it were.

Not only did God say His Law was perpetual, thus to stand forever even in the new earth and heavens, but He also wrote them in stone to signify permanence. The ordinances of sacrifice and oblation were written by Moses on parchment, indicating both a temporary nature and the fact they were not God’s desire, rather after man’s worldly lusts, and which God said would be temporary: “a shadow of better to come.”

Parchment and paper eventually return to dust; therefore, the time would come when those temporary ordinances of sacrifice and oblations would cease from old earth, and they did, as Daniel prophesied. These were the ordinances God stated were “not good.”

God also gave ordinances He declared “good”: ordinances for man’s health and for earth’s fertility. Observance of these remains until earth and the heavens are made new: at which time ALL will be restored to perfection then continue in a state of perfection forever by God’s design: no longer a need for any ordinances. While all ordinances are temporary, they do not all end at the same time for various reasons: “on earth, as it is in heaven.” It should be clear why God’s health ordinances remain until earth is made new.

The fact God’s “Law of Righteousness” is permanent, as demonstrated above, another proof is represented by every event, parable, and prophecy always leading back to His Doctrine, to one or more of God’s Precepts exemplified or represented in the event or parable or prophecy; even as demonstrated by His Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour, as well as by His Apostles: who also taught God’s “Law of Blessings.” After all, the Law’s various titles reflect its permanence and what God’s Law represents and its intrinsic value, blessings as it were, to those who believe and obey: those titles set out in quote marks and/or bold font in this study.

The Old Testament reveals that every time Israel obeyed God’s Law they were rewarded; each time they disobeyed, they were punished: 1) Adam and Eve disobeyed and were cast from Eden; 2) Jonah was cast into the belly of a whale for disobeying, freed only when he agreed to obey; 3) Job was struck down by Lucifer as a test and, because of Job’s obedience, God restored Job greater; the people did not enter the promised land for their disobedience, only their children; Moses did not enter the promised land, because he did not control the people’s wayward ways, though he lived the maximum number of years and was redeemed with Christ; Israel was occupied and/or destroyed several times for disobedience; even pagans were told that if they obeyed God’s Law and His fourth Precept Sabbath, He would give them a name greater than sons and daughters —

The list goes on and on, each event directly relating only to God’s Ten Laws and His Royal Law of Love. In fact, for all that the Jews gained or lost, it always was for obeying or disobeying God’s Statutes of Life; it never was for any of the ordinances.

Throughout the New Testament, readers and/or believers repeatedly are told of the rewards for obedience and the punishment for disobedience; the latter being sentenced to “twice dead,” if they refuse to repent and sin no more. Each of Christ’s parables lead to and end with the admonition to believe and obey: even Revelation states three times that we must have the faith of and in Jesus as well as obey God’s Law: two keys required to inherit God’s kingdom.

It is a blatant lie when Christian leaders say it is impossible for us to obey God’s Law and that God said it was impossible. The only law God said was impossible were the ordinances of sacrifice and oblation: NOT His Ten Commandments. It is not even logical to believe such a thing. To obey or not to obey is a choice WE make, a choice influenced by whether or not we truly love God and Christ: “upon these two depend all the Law.”

God also told us why He would send a Messiah: a man more precious than gold, a perfect man to exemplify what God desires of us all: that we become like God. And, Jesus told us exactly why He had come based on what His Father had said of Him in the Old Testament: 1) “to magnify and make honourable God’s Law, which Christ magnified by obeying, thus giving us a living example to follow; and, He made it honourable by teaching others to do the same; and, 2) He came to die for our “past” sins, that we may choose to “go and sin no more.” Bottom line? We choose to obey or not to obey.

Only ordinances of sacrifice and oblation were impossible, for they seemed to allow a person to sin all year, then be cleansed at the end of each year: at least, this is how the Pharisees and the people discerned those ordinance laws; as though by virtue of the annual atonement sacrifice and oblation, they could sin throughout the year without punishment and be cleansed again at the next year’s atonement sacrifice: sin without fee. So, they erroneously continued in sin AND continued to be punished.

Alas, Christian leaders today apply the same discernment to Christ’s sacrifice; despite His crucifixion deemed as being for our “past” sins, with the admonition thereafter to “go and sin no more.” Additional clarification: “for if you willingly sin again, there is no further atonement; only a fearful waiting for judgment.” Note that the verse says, “willingly sin.” This is to commit a sin knowing full well that it is a sin. So many people today are heard saying, “Well, yeah, I know that’s what the Bible says, but it doesn’t apply anymore. Jesus knows I can’t be perfect, so He died for all of my sins; past, present AND future!” This IS to willing, knowingly, deliberately sin; which is to “transgress God’s Law.”

As thoroughly as TSaS searched the Bible for a lesson that does not conclude with God’s Law as a definite requirement in some way or other, we could not find one event or parable or prophecy that omits God’s desire of those who claim belief. Several times God said, “I wish they had a heart to obey my Law.” Jesus taught the same and admonished the Pharisees for teaching and living “man’s commandments and traditions,” which had been influenced by heathen ways and beliefs and icons: instead of God’s Law and Testimony. Christ expounded further when He said, “Anyone who obeys God’s Law and teaches others the same, will be called great in heaven.”

We looked at Bible lessons about of love, yet were again drawn to God’s Statutes; for it is by love that we obey God, it is in love that we care for others, it is by love that we give good for evil, it is in love that we forgive even the worst things. If we truly love God, we want to obey thus choose to obey. If we truly love Jesus, again we choose to believe He is God’s Son and choose to obey His Father’s Doctrine; this latter as Christ directed. If we truly love, we love and care for our brethren and our enemies. We even are told in the New Testament, “We know we love God because we obey His Commandments.”

By God’s grace undeserved, we are CALLED to salvation through His Son. But! By our love we believe and obey thus become CHOSEN. As Jesus said, “Many are called, few are chosen.” And, as the Bible reveals, only the chosen inherit God’s earthly kingdom. There is no denying that, when first saved, we must “grow up” into the same righteousness of God and Christ. This means we may sin thereafter but not be aware. Still, as we grow in God’s Word and learn the weightier matters of the Law, that Christ mentioned, we are to cease any and all sin that we discover or that God reveals to us through the Holy Spirit. When all sin ceases from our life, then we are worthy to be presented as a chaste bride to our Groom.

This exposition deliberately contains no scripture references for two reasons: 1) members should search their Bibles for themselves while allowing the Spirit to prove or disprove the premise herein; and, 2) all related scriptures are referenced and quoted in many of our previous Bible lessons. Beware of “ordained” Christian leaders, who are loaded with many “excuses” for what they teach but not one godly “reason” to teach it, except from the “lusts of their hearts”: they lack both God’s power and the Holy Spirit.

Do not be deceived; for not all who are called are automatically chosen. “ALL things refer to God’s Law: both right and wrong, both life and death,” saith the Spirit.

~~end article

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20 January 2007 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Related Articles, Bible Study, Christ, Christian, Christianity, Church, Escatology, God, Grace, Holy Spirit, Jehovah, Jesus, Lord's Day, Love, Religion, Remnant, Sabbath, Salvation, Seal, Sign, Spiritual, Spiritual Study, Ten Commandments, Theology, Truth

10 Comments »

  1. You are more than welcome, Diana; and, my prayer is that the Holy Spirit will guide you as you seek only God’s opinion and Truth. 🙂

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ

    Comment by bonnieq | 27 January 2007 | Reply

  2. Dear Bonnie,
    Thanks for that answer. You have been clear thanks. I will pray over your words and seek wisdom from the Lord. I’ll get back to my Bible first and then let you know how it goes.
    Thanks again 🙂

    Love,
    Diana

    Comment by diana | 26 January 2007 | Reply

  3. Dearest Diana, first let me say that you have not offended me. As I remind myself, I remind you that written words lack body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice; therefore, it can be easy to read those things into words written. I ask that you avoid doing so; for I pass no judgment on anyone, having been one of the worst sinners among sinners before God called me into His service. Additionally, I do not declare anyone marked “twice dead.” All I do is as the Spirit instructs me, therefore my pen merely puts out there what exactly is in the Bible.

    You ask why circumcision is no longer necessary; circumcision was a part of the ordinances of sacrifice and oblation, which Christ cancelled out. Circumcision could have been an everlasting sign, save and except that even then man did not choose to obey God. Therefore, the only everlasting “sign,” aka synonomous words seal-mark-token, between man and God is God’s seal of the fourth precept.

    Jesus instructed us to “go out into the world” to do as He did and to teach what He had taught. As He said, “They who obey God’s Law and teach others the same, will be called great in heaven.” As for Jeremiah telling the people to no longer tell their neighbors to know the Lord, one must consider in what context and circumstances the Lord had delivered that one-time command that Jesus did not reinterate.

    Again, I caution: God’s Ten Precepts are not Moses’ Law, they are God’s Doctrine. If you had carefully read this article, you would have read what is the difference between God’s Law and Moses Law. Both Statutes and Ordinances are types of law, but they differ in sustainability; the former being permanent and the latter always being temporary, enforceable for a set timeframe.

    With respect to your reference to Romans c.5-8, Paul makes it clear that, if indeed we are dead to sin, which is to transgress God’s Doctrine, then we no longer commit– or live in, as it were– sin. Thus, how can anyone say we are not to obey God’s Law? If we violate any one or more of those Commandments, then we continue to live in sin. It is clear that if we continue to live in sin, we will not enter the gates of heaven and will not inherit the eartly kingdom with Christ. Those who continue in sin are marked “twice dead.” Jesus taught and the Apostles taught and Revelation states exactly who will not be saved and why: each citing various of the Ten Statutes continuing to be violated yet not repented of to, therefore, sin no more.

    My only responsibility, which the Spirit has made clear, is to put God’s Truth out there amidst overwhelmingly supported lies. By putting it out there, it also was made clear that few will accept it; but, God assures us that they whom He has chosen to receive it will come to it immediately. Virtually everything I pen includes all relevant scripture references, with the exception of this article and I stated why the omission. I provide references that a reader might choose to look up those scriptures with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I cannot achieve that for anyone, for I cannot make any person’s choices for them.

    I mentioned in this article that the Ten Commandments also are Biblically known by several titles, which in themselves render clarity:

    Law of Righteousness: by these laws we learn to obey, we become righteous as the Father is righteous.

    Statutes of Life: by obeying these laws, we are guaranteed eternal life.

    Law of Liberty: by obeying these precepts, we are set free of the compulsion to sin, therefore gaining control over our own bodies.

    Law of Blessings: by obeying these statutes, we are assured of various blessings. Who would not want blessings from God? Blessed is he who obeys God’s Law; Happy is he who obeys God’s Law; He who obeys God’s Law is blessed with God’s wisdom and knowledge; Blessed is he who obeys God’s Sabbath; Blessed is he who honors his mother and father . . . the list of blessings go on and on.

    God’s Doctrine: Throughout the Bible, God has shown that His Law is His Doctrine, that it reflects His just and righteous character; of which we are to take on. Even Jesus and the Apostles instructed us to follow God’s Doctrine and directed us to “Be as righteous as God is righteous, be holy as the Father in heaven is holy.” We cannot become this if we do not obey God’s Law; and, if we love God and Christ, we will obey God’s Doctrine. Love fulfills the Law because love motivates us to obey the law. Without love, we never could even hope to obey; for without love, we consistently would fall back into past sins.

    I agree wholeheartedly that God’s Bible provides ample clarity; IF, as God states, we are chosen to receive the clarity and we study the Bible in the manner which He instructed as well as call upon the Holy Spirit to guide us. While there is no secret code, there is a wealth of God’s secrets and mysteries that are cleverly hidden yet in plain sight; for they are woven throughout the entire Bible. To simply read the Bible from the first page to the last will not give to us God’s wisdom and knowledge or His secrets and mysteries; the latter of which, when given to us, we are charged as guardians of and must not give them to just anyone: only those who demonstrate their love for God by obedience to His Law. As I quoted earlier, “We know we love God because we obey His Commandments.”

    I would have everyone in this world to know God and Christ as I know them, for everyone to have God’s wisdom and knowledge, for everyone to obey God from a heart of love. I would have no one marked “twice dead.” Yet, all Truth Speakers are limited to only speaking God’s Truth. The rest is up to God, for He said, “I choose who will follow my Son.” Only He knows the true intent of people’s hearts.

    Neither God nor Christ condemn us: as the Bible teaches, we condemn ourselves when we continue in sin. After all, God was and is kind enough that He told us what will happen if we obey and what will happen if we continue to disobey; therefore, if we have been given the Truth and we continue to disobey, we have condemned ourselves.

    I do hope I’ve imparted more clarity, Diana; and, inasmuch as I love you and everyone, I pray that it is God’s Will that you come to fully understand and obey. Perhaps, you already do, I cannot say. Just know that what I am putting out into the world is what I believe; however, it also is strictly God’s Word, so what I believe is God’s Word. What I don’t believe or follow is “man’s commandments and traditions” taught in every Christian denomination.

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ

    Comment by bonnieq | 25 January 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Bonnie,

    Thanks for answering. I suspect that you did not appreciate the tone or words I used in my last comment. I’m sorry if they offended you. About your books, I have not read them because I don’t have a credit card so I can’t order them on Amazon, and no bookstore in New Delhi (India) has them. I wish you wouldn’t take that personally.

    I do believe that God’s truth is contained in the Bible with ample clarity so as to lead the reader into the paths of life. By Jeremiah it was said “you will no longer tell your neighbour ‘know the LORD'” and by Jesus it was said “hold on to what you have until I come” and “the flesh is of no avail, the words I speak to you are spirit and life”. I don’t believe that God would prescribe a method to reading these words, which would not be available to every single person reading the Bible. The method is by prayer and by the Holy Spirit. I love both. I believe people often write in accordance with both, and so confirm the word of God. If your books confirm the truth in the spirit and word, I am happy for all those people who have a chance to read them.

    The 46-odd men who wrote the Bible wrote God’s truth, so “the law given by Moses” and “Moses’ law” are in fact interchangeable words. If “Moses’ law” is the only thing that was replaced by Jesus’ sacrifice, then why was circumcision no longer necessary; circumcision of males on the 8th day which was given to Abraham at the birth of Isaac, called as an everlasting sign between God and man?

    I am not mocking you and neither am I testing you. I am asking you genuine questions in accordance with the statements you make about God’s truth. If what you say is true, I want to believe it. If it is false, I don’t want to believe it. The Bible says “test the spirits and hold fast to what is good, reject what is evil”. I firmly believe that I cannot accept anything in God’s name unless I have tested it for myself, answered my questions and cleared all doubts and seen for myself that it is God’s work.

    According to you, I am marked ‘twice dead’ if I do not believe what you believe. That is a big deal. If you love me, you would not want me to be marked twice dead. You would want me to have life. So it rests on you to answer my questions defensively as you have, or constructively as you could have; explaining what Romans 5-8 really could mean in the light of the truth revealed to you.

    Diana

    Comment by diana | 24 January 2007 | Reply

  5. Thank you, Diana, for stopping by and commenting. Most of the NT scriptures that many refer to as indicating we are dead to the Law itself, meaning the Ten Commandments, actually refer to Moses’ Law; which are the ordinances of sacrifice and oblation. The Ten Precepts are not Moses’ Law, they are God’s Doctrine written with His own finger in stone, signifying their permanence in the here and now as well as in the “new earth and heavens.” The ordinances are the only form of laws that God and Jesus referred to as being “Moses’ Law.”

    By God’s grace, we were given an undeserved opportunity to gain salavation by first believing that Jesus is the Son of God, then obeying God’s Law because we love Him and Christ; and, if God’s Doctrine is no long required of believers, then Jesus lied. He said, “Do my Father’s will. . . obey God’s Doctrine.” The Father’s will always has been that we “have a heart to obey His Commandments.”

    It really astounds me that anyone would believe that God’s Law no longer applies; yet, I clearly see why they believe such a thing. As I mentioned to Paul, in taking one scripture here or one there yet not taking them ALL, it would appear that we are dead not only to the penalty of transgressing the Law but the Law itself: “there is a way that seems right to man, but is the way to destruction.” And, that is exactly how Satan would have it. The Holy Spirit provides 50 pages of scriptures supporting the fact that, if we claim Jesus and God, we must obey His Statutes of Life. Yet, man gives one or two or three scriptures to support blasphemy. God’s preponderance of evidence far outweighs man’s pitiful efforts to support lies.

    It also astounds me that anyone would refuse to even look at the AKJV Topical Bible, “Truth Gathering,” where ALL relevant scriptures are brought together concerning any given subject; refuse with the excuse that “You wrote it and I won’t read anything written by man.” Yet, these same people read everything and listen to everything coming from man’s pulpits simply because they tout being “ordained” in men’s seminaries. Even Jesus said it would be the “babes who perfect praise,” other scripture clarifying that they are “not taught by any man, rather by the Holy Spirit.”

    I could not have written “Truth Gathering” or the interpretation of The Revelation, save and except the Holy Spirit guided me through the scriptures for over 30 years, then instructed that I write these books; which took another 5 years. I suppose astounded is just exactly how the 46 men who wrote the Bible felt when God’s divine inspiration was said to be just the work of men.

    Now that I read back over this response, I realize I have attempted to defend God, myself and my work; which I have no need to do. After all, the Holy Spirit told me, when I asked why it seemed so few believe me, “I never said they would believe you; it is only yours to put the truth out there. God decides who will receive it and who will not.”

    So, please accept that I will not debate God’s Truth. I put it out there and the rest is up to the reader. They either look up all the scripture references I provide and let the Holy Spirit guide them, or they do not. I cannot make anyone believe anything and neither do I have an opinion of my own; only God’s.

    Again, thank you so much for reading and commenting. And, I do hope that you, too, have been well. 🙂

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ

    Comment by bonnieq | 24 January 2007 | Reply

  6. Hi Bonnie!

    I just had to stop by because Paul told me to have a look here. I haven’t had much time to write or read blogs in the last month or so, but here I am 🙂

    Romans 6.14 says “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” There are many scriptures in the NT which say we are not only dead to the condemnation of the Law, but also to the Law itself. Being alive to grace is the key to being dead to the law. When we had the law we were transgressors of it, but now having grace, we overcome the weaknesses we had while we were under the law. So we are no longer under the law, but we are not slaves to lawlessness- because the law is replaced by the righteousness of Christ.

    What do you think of Romans chapters 5-8? I don’t think I understand how these chapters work if the law given by Moses is still applicable to us in Christ. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

    It is nice to see you write with conviction. I am also convinced of my views, and my convictions are not the same as yours- but it is good to get along with you and seek the truth with you from the Bible. God is our source of truth and light and love. Hope you’ve been well 🙂

    Love,
    Diana

    Comment by diana | 24 January 2007 | Reply

  7. Hi, Paul! When we read further than one scripture, which is to study topically to include all relevant scriptures, we find that just believing is not enough. We are told elsewhere that “even the demons believe.” What they lack is love and obedience and certainly will not be saved just because they believe. We see this among many professed Christians; therefore, they are the ones to whom Christ said, “You flatter me with your lips, but your heart is far from me.”

    Again, reading further than simply one verse in Romans, we find that how we are dead to God’s Precepts refers to our obedience having rendered us dead to the Law’s condemnation, or punishment as it were, for transgressing God’s Law: which is cited elsewhere. I believe it also was Paul who said, “you are dead to the Law’s condemnation.”

    This is exactly why it is sooo important to rightly divide and bring together all scripture from throughout the Bible concerning any given subject. Indeed, faith was counted as righteousness to Abraham, but notably is was his faith and love for God that prompted His obedience to God. Faith and love are demonstrated by obedience. As the NT states, “We know we love God because we obey His Law.”

    “Growing up” into Christ’s righteousness: indeed, whoever truly believes in God and Christ as His son might be Spirit led to become just as righteous as both God and Christ: I say “might” because it depends on whether the person is merely flattering with the lips or truly believe.

    It is a growth process for us, in that we start out in sin, whereas neither God nor Christ ever sinned. As we learn and accept God’s Word, then choose to apply it to our lives, we “grow into” that same righteous behaviour that Christ exemplified (magnified) while He was here. God’s Word even refers us to the “Law of Righteousness,” which is one of the titles applied to His Ten Commandments. Obeying those out of a sense of faith and love for God, brings us into righteous behaviour. As an infant learns, so we learn; therefore, we do not become righteous overnight just because we say we believe. We have to work at it and grow into it.

    Thank you so much for your great questions and references. You encourage me to keep moving forward and to keep speaking God’s Truth. The time is so short and I so want to see more and more people “come out of” the lies that separated us from God and Christ.

    Much love and hugs,
    BonnieQ 🙂

    Comment by bonnieq | 23 January 2007 | Reply

  8. Hi Bonnie
    I agree with a lot of what you say, and i also disagree with a lot of it.
    I remember the parable of the wedding feast which makes it pretty clear that since we are called we shouldnt stay as we are but change and love and obey god. Believing is only the beginning. But it also says in John that whoever believes in Jesus is not condemned. So does that imply that whoever believes in Jesus will be led by god to love him and become perfect? Is that what you mean by growing up?

    Now for what i disagree about…
    In Romans it says that we are dead to the law, and I dont think it is talking about everything except the 10 commandments, because an example that is given is the commandment not to covet, which is one of the 10 commandments.
    A long time before the law was given to moses, there was Abraham. He had believed in god and had faith in god, and obeyed god. “faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness”

    Thanks for writing again.

    Paul

    Comment by paul | 23 January 2007 | Reply

  9. Thank you so much, Cumby, for the encouraging words and for sharing your experiences. I feel that all of us, we who actively seek to learn and please the Lord, are finding our path getting more narrow; as it should be. And, like you, I’m finding that most things on television these days either disgust me or have me praying for all who have been effected by the various natural elements: God’s weaponry, as it is.

    🙂 Yep! I, too, have learned that learning by instruction is far easier than by experience: experience hurts! I’d far rather have God’s knowledge and wisdom, as promised us IF we obey. And, considering that there are only 10 laws to obey, I find that much simpler than man’s thousands of laws. 🙂

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ

    Comment by bonnieq | 22 January 2007 | Reply

  10. A wonderful lesson that most likely needs to be reread several times to get the whole meaning.

    It seems, for me anyway, that the path has become narrower. I used to be able to watch and listen to many things. But now it seems that I can even feel my disobedience in a physical sense when my eyes and ears fasten onto something abominable.

    The wrong things I speak that used to be light and without consequence, seem to now remain as burdens until repented of.

    Being chastened is far better than not being legitimate but one only learns that by experience as His child.

    I have learned the consequences of not honoring father and mother because that sin, repeated multiple times, has resulted in a lifelong harvest of pain. It is through suffering that we learn obedience. I am now trying to learn it through instruction because that is far wiser. Jesus did all the suffering for us already.

    Comment by cumby | 20 January 2007 | Reply


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