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Does God Listen

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POTUS 1
Dorothy Parker 5
SagaciousSighFiGurl 7
Emperor of Kingwood 3
DVaz 6
the Markster 9
JimBecka 2
fuzz81 1
Emelia 2
Tulips 11

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JimBecka --- 11 days ago -

A lot of people pointed a finger at God when a gunman walked into a small Texas church last month and gunned down 26 worshipers. Some Tweeted God does not listen, or there is no God.

It's a logical comment from people not living for God, because they do not see the big picture.

Was God ignoring the prayers of the Third-Century Christians facing death at the hands of the evil Roman Emperor Decius? It is true that bad things can happen to good people, but God still answers prayers.

Twenty years ago I got a call in my classroom from a physician with bad news. I had an incurable disease that would end my life. I had to undergo Chemotherapy and was told my blood work would never be normal.

A minister prayed for my healing and twenty years later I am still here. The doctors are amazed, because my blood work is always normal. 

DVaz --- 11 days ago -

He/she/it/them may listen, but obviously doesn't give aabout anything. 

fuzz81 --- 11 days ago -

How could a fictional character listen in reality? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 11 days ago -

That's amazing. Praise God.


Here's a little secret: God responds to FAITH, not hope, and not fear. Faith in him is personal and at the core of our heart. So the above posters are ignorant and don't know about such things bc they are faithless.

It's awesome to know God and see his hand working in our lives. Oh, the things he's saved me from....Merry Christmas! 

DVaz --- 11 days ago -

It's awesome to know God and see his hand working in our lives.

Did he talk you? Yeah, I didn't think so. He ain't doing sh*t for anyone. Pray and hope all you want, you'll get the same results not praying and just being a good person. 

Dorothy Parker --- 11 days ago -

Why were you more important than a church full of people?

None of it makes sense. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 11 days ago -

"Did he talk you? Yeah, I didn't think so. He ain't doing (removed ) for anyone. Pray and hope all you want, you'll get the same results not praying and just being a good person. "

I will answer my own questions, thanks. You know nothing about my experience so stop assuming you do.

You are so disrespectful. If you want a REAL convo, as in like grown ups, feel free. But if you are going to
just demean others, and stir up trouble you'll be iced.

And, NUMEROUS studies show time and time again people of faith have better attitudes, are sick less, heal faster and live longer and are less lonely. It's awesome. 

DVaz --- 11 days ago -

You are so disrespectful. If you want a REAL convo, as in like grown ups, feel free.

I'm sorry, but believing in a god that cares about your prayers is like believing in Santa Claus. So what, all other religions are wrong? 

Tulips --- 11 days ago -

Jesus Christ came to me in a dream and told me "Be still Ashley and I will take care of everything" .. He was wearing all white. He was above the waves. Me and thousands of people were in the sand, on a beach, and it was dark and I saw people crawling and crying and screaming towards the waves. Then there was Jesus above the waves and He shined His face on me.. Just like His Word says He does then he said "Be still Ashley and I will take care of everything". He swept over me and went through me and I felt His peace. Then later I read in the Bible..

Mark 5:39-41 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said into the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and sea obey him?

So I was like wow Jesus told me be still, and He said Peace be still in His Word. 

DVaz --- 11 days ago -

A dream is not reality, you do know that? 

Tulips --- 11 days ago -

I didn't know that Jesus said "be still" until AFTER the dream. Then I looked in the Bible, and His Word says He said Peace be still. It was REAL and His Word confirms it. 

DVaz --- 11 days ago -

I didn't know that Jesus said "be still" until AFTER the dream.

What is that supposed to mean? You are not making any sense. 

Tulips --- 11 days ago -

Job 38:8-11
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Psalm 29:10
10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.

Psalm 46:10
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 65:7
7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

Psalm 89:9
9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Psalm 93:3-4
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Psalm 107:23-29
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Nahum 1:4
4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

Matthew 8:24-27
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Matthew 14:22-36
Jesus Walks on the Water
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ?It?s a ghost,? they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: ?Take courage! It is I. Don?t be afraid.?
28 ?Lord, if it?s you,? Peter replied, ?tell me to come to you on the water.?
29 ?Come,? he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ?Lord, save me!?
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ?You of little faith,? he said, ?why did you doubt??
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ?Truly you are the Son of God.?
34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Mark 4:39-41
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Luke 8:22-25
Jesus Stills the Storm
22Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 23But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. 24And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.. 

Tulips --- 11 days ago -

Dvaz.. I didn't know about the story in the Bible until after the dream. That's what I'm saying. Later in December He gave me another dream and I saw a stairway to Heaven and the Lord Jesus Christ standing at the very top wearing a golden crown on His head. Then I looked in the Bible and read Genesis 28:10. His Word confirms the dreams. I accepted Jesus at a young age and didn't read the Bible much bc it was hard for me to understand. Then God gave me those dreams, and then I started looking in the Bible, and was like wow that's what I saw. 

Tulips --- 11 days ago -

Genesis 28:10-22King James Version (KJV)

10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. 

Tulips --- 11 days ago -

My husband also died in a motorcycle crash, years before I met him, and he woke up in Jesus's arms on a beach, and my husband looked up at Jesus and said "hey I know you, you're Jesus" and Jesus smiled and said "yes" and told my husband to walk with him, and then Jesus told my husband that he needed to go back, and that he has more to do, and my husband said no three times, and woke up in the hospital. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

 

DVaz --- 10 days ago -

Dvaz.. I didn't know about the story in the Bible until after the dream. That's what I'm saying. Later in December He gave me another dream and I saw a stairway to Heaven and the Lord Jesus Christ standing at the very top wearing a golden crown on His head. Then I looked in the Bible and read Genesis 28:10. His Word confirms the dreams. I accepted Jesus at a young age and didn't read the Bible much bc it was hard for me to understand. Then God gave me those dreams, and then I started looking in the Bible, and was like wow that's what I saw.?

Well, I'm happy for you, but I don't believe God cares about us while on this planet. I see zero evidence. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 10 days ago -

Millions of people can tell you why. Go and actually investigate what They say and what they experience.

Everyone starts from a point of unbelief but those who truly seek, will find. No one is turned down or left out. :) 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 10 days ago -

If you need evidence of Gods work, simply look in the mirror. 

Dorothy Parker --- 10 days ago -

I'm with you, Dvaz.

If God can allow people to be mowed down in a church while worshiping him, he does not give a shizz. How much of his love were they feeling in those final moments, watching children be slaughtered?

Praise God. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 10 days ago -

Are you trying to make Gods love fit into your paradigm of what God is or should be? 

Dorothy Parker --- 10 days ago -

No, I'm talking about what happened in a church, here in Texas.

If you're saying that situation is how God's love is supposed to be, I want no part of it. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

I'm with you, Dvaz.

If God can allow people to be mowed down in a church while worshiping him


Im not.
God did not allow anyone to be "mowed down". We only have 10 commandments. Thou Shalt not kill is one of them. Its up to mankind to follow it. Never look at mankind to be perfect. We are not. Evil is a powerful force. Mankind is vulnerable to that power when they turn away from scripture.
God sent his only begotten son to die on a cross. If that isnt love. IDK what is. 

Dorothy Parker --- 10 days ago -

You're certainly free to believe that, Mark. I completely disagree. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 10 days ago -

Well said Mark... 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

I completely disagree.
Duly and respectfully noted. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 10 days ago -

Mark, I couldn't agree more. We do have common ground. THAT was well said.

You're right, it's the hate and anger in people that drives them to do what they do. But then people blame God. It's easier that way. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

Unlock the other thread. Then, go ice yourself.
Even "stupid" people dont like being called stupid 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 10 days ago -

Nor to they like the middle finger or being called a swamp dweller. Lol

I stand by my comment about your comments on that thread. 

Dorothy Parker --- 10 days ago -

Except you never said his comments on that thread were stupid, you said he is stupid.

Big difference. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

it's the hate and anger in people that drives them to do what they do.

Revealing
I'm taking the liberty to exchange the word "them" to " Sifi" as its applicable.

I stand by my comment
Then you should be on ice for personal attacks, as stated in the mod rules. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

What guidelines do the mods follow?

They set a good example of fairness, kindness, and goodness for the rest of the community. They remove pornography, swearing, bad language, explicit sexual references, and other inappropriate comments. They ice users that need to be removed from discussions due to rude, mean, or personal attacks.
 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 10 days ago -

You're the king of personal attacks, not me. If saying someone/something is stupid is all you can complain about, that's pretty telling. You're pretty sensitive coming from your middle finger and FU comments?

Look at the log in your own eye first.

Ok, enough. Move along and do your thing. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

and FU comments?
You gotta show me that. I never said those words. 

Tulips --- 10 days ago -

 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 10 days ago -

You said here's the big middle finger to the mod who iced me, which wasn't me BTW. But still insulting and ice able.

Go look it up. Or, just act like a normal person without a giant chip on his shoulder. 

the Markster --- 10 days ago -

Or, just act like a normal person without a giant chip on his shoulder.

No thats not a personal attack either. Why are you a mod? 

JimBecka --- 10 days ago -

I don't people over the head with religion, but I believe we are here for a reason. Not merely to eat, breathe, and sleep. 

Tulips --- 10 days ago -

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 

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