quote:Originally posted by W Hyatt: Of course, hope and trust are easier when you think they already have been and are being fulfilled .
quote:Originally posted by pimple:"Live as though you were going to die tomorrow, but garden as if you were going to live for ever."
quote:Originally posted by mousethief: God wouldn't have known about potatoes -- that's a new world veg.
quote:Originally posted by mousethief: Eternal life with lung cancer -- there's a frightening thought.
quote:Originally posted by ken:So the point of the Second Coming is so Jesus can have some decent chips with his fish?
quote:For example, Zechariah seems to indicate that God is going to be doing apoclyptic judgement on everyone but then protect the elect. So..?
quote:Originally posted by aggg: Y'see the bit you are missing is the 3 and a half chapters about judgement.
quote:Originally posted by aggg: In these parts, Christianity tends to be about God's love rather than God's judgement. But of course, your mileage/denomination/country may vary.
quote:Originally posted by aggg: But there is much talk of the unconditional love of God. Which is not a characteristic I see from the OT prophets.
quote:Live every moment as if it may be your last. No regrets
quote:Originally posted by Jessie Phillips: quote:Live every moment as if it may be your last. No regrets I must say, I think that sounds very much like "eat drink and be merry", which very much isn't the point of second coming prophesy. Quite the reverse, I thought ....
quote:Apologies if my line came accross Ecclesiastes like. Wasn't intended that way.
quote: I don't understand what we're supposed to 'do' in response to [apparent] OT second coming prophesy.
quote:Originally posted by aggg: Ah y'see I'm a new creation and not under the law so them things don't apply to me.