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To: markomalley

don’t cast your pearls before swine. they will trample them underfoot.

don’t cast your godly wisdom before people who have no ability to appreciate it. they will disregard it.

there are some people that it makes sense to explain things to, namely the seekers, the humble, the genuinely interested, those looking for a real hope.you don’t waste it talking to walls, you don’t waste it talking to those that could care less about it. because they don’t see any value in it at all, and will just trample it underfoot.

God loves us when we come to Him as we are, but He does expect us to change, to conform to Him as we grow as Christians. he does not want us to stay the same and continue sinning and believe we can just keep being the active homosexual, the militant pro-abortion person, the person who stays’jealous of those that have better things, the person who gossips and bitches about everyone and everything, etc. After the “you are forgiven” always came the “Go and sin no more.” That means He expects us to do better than we did before. and keep doing better as we grow in Him.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 5:42:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
God loves us when we come to Him as we are, but He does expect us to change, to conform to Him as we grow as Christians. he does not want us to stay the same and continue sinning and believe we can just keep being the active homosexual, the militant pro-abortion person, the person who stays’jealous of those that have better things, the person who gossips and bitches about everyone and everything, etc. After the “you are forgiven” always came the “Go and sin no more.” That means He expects us to do better than we did before. and keep doing better as we grow in Him.

Exactly.

But the response for somebody who is truly contrite for his/her sins and has begged for forgiveness and who has then received absolution for those sins is to try to not sin again.

Up until recently, I would say, "How many of those people don't realize that homosexual conduct is gravely sinful, that abortion is gravely sinful, etc., etc., etc."

Sadly, a larger and larger bulk of Christianity is disavowing perfectly obvious, plain talk about these teachings of Christ and are teaching sin as if it were a moral good.

And so, while I understand and support the Holy Father's teaching...concentrating on Christ the Divine Physician...Who heals not only our physical maladies but the maladies of our souls...I hope that he does speak about the proper response on the part of the Christian to that healing.

11 posted on 09/19/2013 6:02:16 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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