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Who am I?

 Christian author and artist.  Ex Californian now living in beautiful Oregon. 

PW (Pastor’s wife) and enjoying every bit of the nature out here in God’s country.

I used to have a great deal more about myself here, but decided the most important thing to know about me is that I love the Lord – ‘nough said. 

 

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR ON BIBLICAL TEACHING

Dr. Gary S. Day, Pastor of Canyonville 1st Baptist Church in beautiful Oregon.

Just a little bit about my husband, Gary.  All you need to know is that he loves the Lord too.  BUT…he’s more than taken over my blog…it’s now “OUR” blog.  Bless his heart.  His articles are a blessing.  Enjoy.

We are both just waiting for the Lord to reveal our next step and walking by faith.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2010 8:28 am

    Well said, conscience! Thanks for sticking this one out!

  2. April 5, 2010 5:49 am

    The really important thing to remember with forgiveness is that it is not given unless you repent. Repentance is that element that a lot (most) Christians (who think they are Christians, but actually aren’t) miss because it is simply too hard. It’s easy to ask for forgiveness. It’s a whole different thing entirely to actually repent. And to repent is not to feel remorse. You actually may feel remorse, but to repent means that you put down that sin, turn from it, and walk away. And only Jesus can make that possible for you to do.

    • April 5, 2010 2:08 pm

      I am in full agreement with you. True repentance is the evidence of “believing with your heart”. Confession with the mouth alone, i.e. “sinner’s prayer” won’t get you there (even the demons believe and tremble) unless you understand the gravity of your sins and turn from them to follow the living God.

      “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins…” (Hebrews 10:26 NASB)

  3. March 16, 2010 7:12 pm

    The narrow gate is forgiveness. One must first forgive them self as there is no one else who deserves it. If you have forgiveness for yourself there is enough for anyone else. That is where the world finds compassion and dogma finds its end.

    • March 16, 2010 9:34 pm

      No offense but….as with all “new agers” or those who espouse to be “spiritual” but not religious, you have made a very appeasing statement for the world – but in Christianity forgiveness is only in Jesus Christ if you have accepted HIS forgiveness for your sins. Forgiving oneself is fine if God has forgiven you, but spiritually catastrophic if you think the narrow road is a personal journey without His guidance. There is salvation in no other and the “narrow road” is HIS path that leads to heaven. It begins only at Calvary.

      Also…

      The “dogma” of men (such as that of the the Catholic Church) can be ignored, but the truth of God’s Word which is dogmatic, truthful and authoritative, will NEVER find an end.

      • March 17, 2010 1:42 pm

        Of course I am not offended. You are very polite. In my reading of the bible Jesus asked that God would forgive us, even as he hung on the cross. He singled out the people who had tortured him, marched him across town and hung him on his cross. His peers, who murdered him. That sounds like a pretty wide road to me, but, it is not the narrow gate. I am sure that Jesus forgives me and extends to me what God provides.

        As for dogma, the doctrine you espouse, in your reply, is dogmatic. An unquestionable truth based on doctrine. As I read the bible, it is the very thing Jesus stood up against.

        • March 17, 2010 10:58 pm

          I am not replying for your sake, Mystic, but for those who will read these comments. I can see that you are in a deep deception and have not examined the entire New Testament in context. You have a Gnostic view of scripture. It looks as though you are looking to justify your mystical universal doctrines.

          As I read the bible, I see this:

          “But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:21-26 NASB)

          And the above verses are only a few in a multitude of verses that tell us what salvation is, who salvation is for, why we need a Savior, and the distinction between the people of the world who have no faith and God’s people who do.

          You are interpreting Jesus’ words on the cross as universal redemption for all, but in fact, he was speaking of those who had sent Him to the cross in ignorance. I agree with Gill:

          “Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them,…. When he was crucified between the two thieves, and as he hung upon the cross, and while insulted and abused by all sorts of men, and put to the greatest pain and torture, he addressed himself to God his Father: the Arabic version reads, “my Father”, who was so to him, not as he was man; for as such he had no father; but as he was God, being as a divine person, his beloved, and only begotten Son: and this he uses, whilst, as man, he is praying to him; partly to express his faith of relation to him; his confidence of being heard; and partly to set believers an example of praying, as he has directed, saying, “our Father”, &c. and the petition put up by him is for forgiveness; which is with God, and with him only; and that for his enemies, his crucifiers: not for those who sinned the sin unto death, the sin against the Holy Ghost, who knowing him to be the Messiah, maliciously crucified him, for whom prayer is not to be made; but for those who were ignorantly concerned in it, as the next clause shows, even for his own elect, whom the Father had given him out of the world, which were among his crucifiers; for those, and not the world, he prays….”

          You said:

          “That sounds like a pretty wide road to me, but, it is not the narrow gate. I am sure that Jesus forgives me and extends to me what God provides.”

          If you have asked His forgiveness and believe in His sacrifice for your sins and that He rose on the third day, then Jesus has forgiven you. But your beliefs are way out of sync with the Word of God. Did He forgive all? No. Will all enter heaven? No. And to come back to the original statement you made about the “narrow gate”, why not just let the Word of God speak clearly, or do you not know that Jesus Himself called the gate narrow and said few will find it?

          “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 NASB)

          You said:

          “As for dogma, the doctrine you espouse, in your reply, is dogmatic. An unquestionable truth based on doctrine. As I read the bible, it is the very thing Jesus stood up against.”

          You bet I’m dogmatic on the truth of God’s Word! Once again, you misinterpret scripture.

          Jesus did NOT stand up against God’s Word, but the traditions of MEN and their hypocrisy. He stood up against THEIR traditions and misinterpretations of it.

          ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’ “Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” (Mark 7:7-8 NASB)

          “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'” (Matthew 15:7-9 NASB)

          Again, He was not speaking of the Word of God and the doctrines of God, but how they had misinterpreted them:

          “…thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.” (Mark 7:13 NASB)

          And yet, Christians do hold to Christian doctrine and treat is as dogma.

          “Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.” (1 Corinthians 11:2 NASB)

          And lastly, salvation is found only in Jesus Christ and must be received in faith. There is coming a time very soon when those who refuse to receive the love of the truth (of God’s Word) will perish.

          “Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 NASB)

          Mystic, you might want to try reading more of the bible. Your views are not Christian, but Gnostic and Universalist as I stated previously. I see no reason to continue this conversation as our differences are vast and irreconcilable at present.

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