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Old 04-26-2017, 05:54 AM
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"As an online religious discussion grows longer, the probability of a 70AD will eventually appear."

We need a name for this law.
There already is a name for it.

The law of diminishing returns.

Swords do not choose to become plowshares, they are beaten into them. A hope is revealed but men are loathe to lay down their arms.

Being, and their "will to be" have become all amix and so it is by their own mind they carry this seeming hybrid thing, or at least try to, into a place that has no room for it. We dress ourselves poorly for heaven in thinking we shall make it our own.

‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But the man was speechless.

The tried stone is not afraid. Not afraid of being offense. Not afraid of losing disciples..."will you leave also"?
Not afraid of being misunderstood. As much as being sought is precious to Him, being listened to...heard..."Mary has chosen that good part..." He remains...relentless.

When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they asked Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?” Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, it is not because you saw these signs that you are looking for Me, but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.

Jesus knows for "what advantage" we take him.

Do we think anything is hidden from the sight of Him with whom we have to do?

"To the Jews who had believed Him..."

"To the Jews who had believed Him..."

Something was said that so riled them...about "their" freedom.

While showing His...

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.”

“Abraham is our father,” they answered.

“If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did. As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the works of your own father.”

“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
I ain't the most self aware man, Bobby, but if I met myself in a dark alley, ain't both of us gunna walk out...and mos' probbly, neither of us" Jimmy "Packrat" Soos, "Partners at the Great Divide"
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