[quote name='Lil Red' timestamp='1332037898' post='2402574']
just meant that i think you're a good guy, mostly being honest and seeking the truth. it was a compliment, in other words. (but your docu-dumps still annoy me )
good for something!
Many things annoy me...I don't "docu-dump" that often so the ones that I do I hope you can bear with...like i said its easier to cut and paste on my phone...when I learn to do otherwise I wil...thanks for the compliment...
[quote name='Slappo' timestamp='1332034482' post='2402505']
There's quite a big difference from drinking in moderation and alcoholism. Catholics consider getting drunk to be a mortal sin which can result in the damnation of their souls. We don't take actual drunkenness lightly, but drinking in moderation is perfectly acceptable.
Like I said...don't fool yourself...drinking in moderation can be just as harmful and can lead to addiction...I know by experience and my life can be an example to this as a fact...I drank in moderation for a very long time and it eventually lead to my addiction...I posted my concerns seeing that there is an audience of young people who have yet to make that decision on participating in social drinking...or as you put it in moderation...nevertheless I would not encourage it and would go as far as in saying to stay away from any addictive substances...I would also add in saying that purgatory is a false hope of destination...which has no biblical backing and which leads to this type of lifestyle.
We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.Â 2 Corinthians 5:8
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Â Â Â Â 50Â Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Â 51Â Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed - Â 52Â in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Â 53Â For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. Â 54Â So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."*Â
Â Â Â Â 55Â "O Death, where is your sting?*
O Hades, where is your victory?"*Â
Â Â Â Â 56Â The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. Â 57Â But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Â
Â Â Â Â 58Â Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.Â 1 Corinthians 15:50
And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."Â Luke 23:43
I was looking around and saw this topic which caught my attention...I am grieved to hear how open and freely you all think highly of a drink that destroys many lives and families...yeah I know it's the responsibilty of the person who drinks it...but it is addicting and when one is raised in an environment of alcoholism this substance has a great influence on their life...a very bad influence...unfortunately I know this by experience...alchohol is a horrible substance to drink and be under the influence of...don't fool yourself and say its ok to drink a little...that's a lie and a great deception...deep down inside you know you can't be filled with alchohol and the Holy Spirit...I will pray about this...I know what this does being an alcholic for 20 years of my life...
Â Â Â Â 29Â Â â€ Who has woe?
Who has sorrow?
Who has contentions?
Who has complaints?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?Â
Â Â Â Â 30Â Those who linger long at the wine,
Those who go in search of mixed wine.Â
Â Â Â Â 31Â Do not look on the wine when it is red,
When it sparkles in the cup,
When it swirls around smoothly;Â
Â Â Â Â 32Â At the last it bites like a serpent,
And stings like a viper.Â
Â Â Â Â 33Â Your eyes will see strange things,
And your heart will utter perverse things.Â
Â Â Â Â 34Â Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying:Â
Â Â Â Â 35Â "They have struck me, but I was not hurt;
They have beaten me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?|"Â
Please don't see this as a condemnation judgement but rather to bring a conviction on some of the things implied concerning drinking alchohol...and maybe even a prevention of making a life destroying decision...this may not imply to all but maybe to the some that may consider taking up the practice of social drinking...it's not an issue that can be taken lightly...
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12-13
[quote name='Archaeology cat' timestamp='1331226207' post='2397740']
No worries! I can be so hard to convey the right tone at times, and I fully admit to lacking tact a lot of the time. I sincerely apologise if I have offended, too. God be with you.
I was offended...but not by you. I have alot of respect for many on this site and what they have to say...I take in alot of it...not trying to be so closed minded...there are things said that I do agree with...but I must also say there are many things I don't agree with...originally I came here to respond to post that misrepresented a movement...now I am sticking around to share my thoughts on different topics...I am not trying to start arguments that are disrespectful or degrading to your beliefs...I am only sharing my viewpoint and understanding on certain things...I purposely stay away from topics that might be a little deeper than what I would like to get into...cause then I might be disrespectful...and that's not what I want.
This topic was on Adam and Eve and somehow got turned into taking the bible literally...I read it and know that there are things in it that may be hard to comprehend but the more I read it over and over the more I learn from it...I can never and will never know everything there is to know...but I am thankful for having it and being able to read it in my own language on my own time and having God speak to me through it. There is a quote I like that is written in my bible...it says...When I pray I am talking to God, When I read and study His word He is talking to me. Oh how I love hearing from Him.