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by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

It’s a slippery slope. I’m not saying it’s not a sin as I said I don’t know but the couple of references in the Old Testament are on par with eating shellfish and working on the sabbath. We pretty much allow both of those with an understanding of it being Old Testament teaching and not entirely rel...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

Like how it’s an abomination to eat sea creatures without fin or scale so crab, lobster, squid and calamari. Plus bacon and pork. Or to approach a menstruating female. Or all insects that crawl on all fours. An unfit animal for slaughter. All work and employment on the sabbath. Getting divorced ect...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

It’s a slippery slope. I’m not saying it’s not a sin as I said I don’t know but the couple of references in the Old Testament are on par with eating shellfish and working on the sabbath. We pretty much allow both of those with an understanding of it being Old Testament teaching and not entirely rele...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

I don’t know if being gay is wrong. But that isn't really the question, is it? Having struggles against whatever sins we are attracted and tempted to commit - temptation is not sin (unless one causes it). But GIVING IN to certain things God says are sin - behavior and actions that God calls wrong -...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

Like how it’s an abomination to eat sea creatures without fin or scale so crab, lobster, squid and calamari. Plus bacon and pork. Or to approach a menstruating female. Or all insects that crawl on all fours. An unfit animal for slaughter. All work and employment on the sabbath. Getting divorced ect ...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

God created humans. In doing so gave us the immense blessing of freewill. In freewill lies sin. It can’t not. Choice as divine as it is creates a uniqueness and diversity in every person and with that creates a unique footprint for every person. Nothing is new under the sun for God. Nothing unknown...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 48
Views: 546

Re: Iran vs. Israel

Ohh and I forgot the :wave:
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 48
Views: 546

Re: Iran vs. Israel

I think in regards to current, real world topics, deflective humour probably isn’t the best choice but what can one expect from a middle aged, pro-Israel, right wing (facetiously throwing that in, because you did 😉) yankie?
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Pope: GOD made people gay
Replies: 97
Views: 463

Re: Pope: GOD made people gay

God created humans. In doing so gave us the immense blessing of freewill. In freewill lies sin. It can’t not. Choice as divine as it is creates a uniqueness and diversity in every person and with that creates a unique footprint for every person. Nothing is new under the sun for God. Nothing unknown ...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Iran vs. Israel
Replies: 48
Views: 546

Re: Iran vs. Israel

Iran oils reserves are the 4th largest in the world. Closely followed by Iraq and Libya. Add up the dots..... America’s interest in the Middle East has always been and remains the oil. They have weapons of mass destruction (Iraq), we came, we saw, he died (Libya), and now the masses are being fed th...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Is enjoying 50 Shades of Grey sinful?
Replies: 38
Views: 838

Re: Is enjoying 50 Shades of Grey sinful?

Actually, I went to see one of the hunger games movies with a friend and a crying baby was behind us the whole time. The mother tried to rock it in the pram which make a hell of a squeaky noise all through the movie. I actually complained.. if you realy need to bring your kid to a non-kid friendly ...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 61
Views: 807

Re: Jac3510

Getting off of processed stuff and most sugar has been critical to managing my allergies and my ADD - HUGE difference. If I eat bad, I feel bad - get fuzzy headed, lethargic. Gotta have good exercise habits, too! You really have to carefully read labels, because sugar and fructose corn syrup, sodiu...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: What is His name?
Replies: 64
Views: 637

Re: What is His name?

Phil I don’t think Jesus is unnecessary for salvation at all. I believe just like you that it was and is His sacrifice on the cross that redeemed an unfit and unworthy ‘congregation’ then and now. We don’t disagree on that part, where we may start to differ is on how far reaching God’s compassion an...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 61
Views: 807

Re: Jac3510

Mel, you are my hero. Succeeded to switch to whole food , plant based diet. I hope your body will heal even more. On such diet, many people heal from cancer and other diseases. We just put too much garbage in our bodies while deprived of vitamins. Am glad you do better. Thanks Hana ♥️ The health be...
by melanie
Tue May 22, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Jac3510
Replies: 61
Views: 807

Re: Jac3510

Nice picture Mel. You have two beautiful daughters. Haha thanks Rick, we both know the old girl on the right is me 😉 I was just kidding Mel, I knew it was you. But seriously, you look really good for someone who's 50 years old. You really don't look a day over 46! Haha well they say 50 is the new 4...