johnp. said:Good morning Bandit.
Not all of it. What I speak about I know, what I am not sure about I say 'I think'.
Your welcome to your opinion of course but you are hasty in judgement. You do not know me from a couple of posts do you?
That's because you do not accept scripture? If you don't believe Lazarus and the richman is an actual event then you will not know what happens after death will you, but God has told you? It only needs believing not working around.
How much further forward has your post taken us?
If I have stepped out of line please explain how? I have not been insulting. I have responded to posts and I have asked questions that are not answered that's all. If a person has no wish to speak to me that is up to them isn't it?
I don't think of such things. I respond to posts and ask questions. What power have I to make you do anything? I was told to go and speak to people who want to speak to me not to those that do not. Whether you respond to me or not is in the Hands of God.
i am glad to see you have your hammer with you today.
what you speak about you know & so does everyone else.
it is not a hasty judgment, it is hammer in the morning, hammer in the evening.
how much farther has your post taken us? obviously what i am trying to say you are not getting because you already know what you know.
whether i speak to you or not has nothing to with God, it has to do with my own personal choice then you turn around and say it is in the hands of God.
so which is it?
not only do you not have power to make me do anything, but you also do not have power to make me believe everything that you KNOW, just because you say so.
maybe it is because you dont accept scripture? or there is a reading comprehension problem? or you just drown out what others are trying to say with your persistant hammering.
are you the authority here on the scritpures? because you know or because you think you know?
i don't think i need you to tell me what is literal & what is not literal in the bible and you are not my pastor.
it only needs believing what? what you say as in we have to believe everything you say? because you know?
do you know everything about God? do you know everything about heaven? do you know everything about hell & Lazarus? or do you just know what you know & what everyone else knows could never possibly be right.
Do you KNOW if only Christians go to heaven, John? or do some of these other people with different beliefs get in also?
my hammer has one end for pounding nails & one end for pulling out nails. does your hammer do that?
yes i do think you have been a bit insulting, because what you KNOW you may just not know & your opinion comes across to me, like you know everything & not like it is your opinion. what i think you have done is nailed the casket shut on everything that you KNOW because your hammer never stops swinging long enough to pull the nails out & take another look at what is inside.
but i dont think you know that.
that is quite generous that you feel i am allowed my opinion & thank you. now if you know that, then accept, that people have different opinions without hammering them over the head with your opinion, because you think you can make them give the same answer you give to the questions you present with your hammer.
Peace to you my brother.