WOW, dude. I am impressed! Ok, Fair enough.
PS: This is the great great, ....daughter of Mohammad, the one they claim is a prophet of Is-fraud-lam. See how Yashuah works Lausten?
Praise be to Yashuah…
I sometimes have pronoun trouble. What is “this” referring to? who is the descendant of Mohammad?
Yep. Christ picked me out of a mosque LMAO. And not just anyone ;-P . And that’s not exactly what I meant to convey. What I meant is why would a former Muz tell you that Christ is IT unless they’ve had an Experience or Experiences that led them to believe so? And there many of us. MANY who have.
You keep saying Jesus gave you all this wisdom, or we could find it in the NT. Wouldn’t it just be easier to tell us what it is? Millions of people have followed the path you suggest, and found nothing. But if you actually provided this insight you say you have, we could evaluate it.
I said “insights”, not wisdom, wisdom is big word. I think I did only once or twice. And I reaffirm that the NT is a Loaded Book. Yes it is very loaded. People half read it once and claimed they know all about Christ when they don’t know spaghetti.
Here’s an example I relayed to LoisL on post #96:
A little illustration of what’s in the NT:
For example: Jesus is quoted as having said, about how often forgiveness must be practiced by the then people of The Way, in Matthew 18:22, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Why do you suppose that is? .... forgiveness is restorative force. It mends relationships and therefore prevents them from ever breaking. And in doing so, it extends their lifespan to the infinite.
I can add to that, if you forgive someone, you won’t have to call the cops, therefore the cops won’t be needed anymore or would simply rise to a better purpose than that of policing the populace. Depending on how big the offence or transgression is, a lawyer or the court won’t have to be involved either. The courts as result won’t be as crowed if at all needed. Less prisons and therefore more workers and tax payers. Look how many millions of $‘s get poured in and out of litigation cases. Often times FAKE cases. Maybe that money could be used to educate people or to mend some other problems. The stress, anxiety, depression, fear etc. which usually accompany having court date will be eliminated. Now we step over to the medical department as result. If you or I don’t have any or less mental glitches, why do we have to go to the doctor or therapist? WE DON’T. Not to mention families will have better chance at staying together. Societal disintegration will be reduced by probably 50%. And the ripple effect continues as it does not stop here.
Reversely, each and every time one could have forgiven another and they don’t, that’s how far the thing expands as far as negative effect.
Another example: Galatians 5:22,23 which cites the fruits of the spirits being:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
If a teen is loved by their parents, teachers, elders, neighbors, etc. they will be less likely to look for love in the wrong places and get in deep trouble in the process. etc. There is a myriad of good exponential effects to each and every one of these.
The same work for the golden rule (Matthew 7:12). etc. etc. Now combine the exponential effects resulting out of the practice of all of the Christians precepts. We open ourselves A GATE into Heaven. Right here on Earth! Like John Lennon said: IMAGINE! Did I say “GATE”? Guess whose name is that? Jesus is the Gate via John 10:9. And the practice does not even have to be done to 100%, but like as little as 35 to 55% rate would have Tremendous effects, and worldwide. One could write a book dissecting this as there is much to be said about it.
I attacked this from a purely secular angle. Now watch out for the invisible. Angels and benevolent spirits are going to join in the party, rest assured.
On the other hand, so will the devil. If you want to smoke the devil out of its hole, start applying the NT and look out, he is going to come right after you. You will Believe just as I have. B4 Christ came into my life I used to think mankind is the only devil there is.
But don’t worry Jesus will take care of keeping you Grounded. This is why I personally believe Jesus is The Way just as John 14:6 says.
Thank you Lausten. That is very very nice of you to ask. I appreciate it.