I wish Jesus would come soon, im tired of all this evilness roaming around this earth…
there will be no evil or pain in heaven, no diseases, no sickness….imagine this for a moment….you will live in perfection when u get to heaven
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Ok, so if you are a believer in Jesus, then you should know that it has been written that Jesus will come back when the bad is greater than the good on the earth. And since that hasn’t happened yet, I think you could say that there is still more good than bad.
I believe this anyway. The reason you think there is more bad than good is because you are fed the bad daily through news, magazines, people talking about the bad things in their lives, etc. No one ever talks about the good in people b/c its just not as much fun! But just because you don’t hear it doesn’t mean its not there.
Turn off the tv, radio, quit buying magazines, and get outside. Go to a hospital, or nursing home and watch the people there love and care for the people there. Go to a park and watch a father play with his child on a playground and laugh and act silly and not care if he makes a fool of himself simply b/c his kid is having a good time. Go to your local animal shelter and watch those people take in animals every day and fight tooth and nail to find them good homes so they don’t have to be put down. Go to a homeless shelter and watch the shelter director take money out of his or her own pocket to purchase another loaf of bread for the shelter b/c the funding ran short that day. Watch a teacher go to wal-mart and purchase class room supplies for her students b/c the school can’t buy anymore, and she’ll never be reimbursed.
Stop looking at all the bad in the world and start looking for the good. Believe it or not, its out there. And you can contribute. Next time you are at the grocery store, look the cashier in the eyes when she hands you your change and say “thank you, I hope you have a good day.”
Cady, I really liked this reply. I believe it’s all about how you treat other people and how you give of yourself. It’s you that gets the blessing more than the recipient of your selfless gift.
I’ve had bad things happen in my life, but i’m not ready to go to heaven. there’s still a lot of work to be done here. we were created in God’s image, if you believe that sort of thing, and God gave us free will because He has faith in us pathetic mortals. Yeah, I think I’ll stay here for now.
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We could have that on earth if we would only try to change our ways.
I don’t think any of us have enough details about what all evil and good goes on around the Earth. Our view is so limited that nobody really knows whether there is more good or evil. But I do believe Jesus is coming very soon. The selfish part of me wants Him to come now, but the unselfish part of me wants Him to wait a little longer so that more, namely my loved ones, get saved. As much as I can’t wait to get off of Earth and see Jesus and Heaven, I don’t like the idea of my friends and family going to Hell…
Cady (are you a Christain???), I can understand what you are saying, but I think it goes both ways…perhaps you visit the hospital or somewhere else so much that you don’t always see just how bad things are getting. That can be just as dangerous as only seeing the bad. Some people have more bad and evil things invading their life than others. Satan works harder on Christians because he doesn’t like the fact that they are saved and working for God’s kingdom. Why should he worry about or aflict non Christians…they aren’t a threat to him.
You have good advice, but as a Christian, I think mooter would like advice from someone who can relate to the situation more(aka, another Christian). Non Christians advising Christians on what Christians should do,think, or be like is a little awkward, don’t you think? No offense.
Our Lord Jesus christ is coming , Be still and Know God is God , he is our only confort ,there is no other confort on heaven and Earth apart from Him Praise him worship him and Love him , his greatest teaching was for us to love one Another More then we love ourselves , i understand how it feels that God has not come , there is evil and injustice in the world , like you have mentioned a farther is playing with the Kid in the park and then the next day they both day in an accident or The Mum dies whilst delivery a newborn Baby or a building explodes where there was but a moment again peace
the truth is we are not of this world Gods kingdom is not of this world lets not kid ourselves that there is peace in this world , for the things of the lord are hidden from us and we have to run to him so that we might live more abundantly
so be ready prepare yourselve for the banquet watch and wait be patient our Lord Jesus is coming soon to take us home were he will give as perfect peace and rest
You’re right. Let’s assume a Christian was about to step off the sidewalk into the lane of oncoming traffic. He is about to be hit by a big bus. A non-christian walks to his side and advises him not to step off the curb. Definitely, that Christian should not listen to the advice of a non-Christian, because the non-Christian simply cannot relate to the situation. What was I thinking?
hm, just to add flame to the fire… should blacks not give advice to whites… can I learn nothing from a different perspective…
btw, do muslims not have it as bad as Christians in this world? I dunno, I’m just glad I’m not Palestinian or Iraqi…
I’m sorry Cady. I can see what you are saying. It does sound like I’m advising Mooter to not take advice from you or other non-Christians—I was writing it with another mindset entirely. Thanks for your comment—now I can see that I didn’t make my intentions very clear. I loved your advice…by all means, Mooter, do look for good in the world, because it does exist, and quite a bit. What I’m saying is, don’t lose sight that there is also an abundance of evil (and not all of it is fully realized). Keep a balance there, because believing in either extreme leads to wrong ideas, conclusions, and solutions. Not everything is good and not everything is bad. If you see only bad, you will grow weary in doing good, and if you see only good, you will fail to see and act upon the need to reach a lost and dying world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. When I said Mooter may want advice from someone who can relate in beliefs (a huge chunk of a person’s very core), I was referring to your comment about there being more good in the world than evil, so Mooter doesn’t have to worry about Jesus coming back soon. It is a widespread Christian belief that we are living in the end times, that evil abounds in the world (again, not fully realized), and that Jesus is coming back very soon. Notice it doesn’t mean that there is an absence of good—but I do believe evil is close on its heels if it hasn’t already surpassed it. I, as a human, cannot prove this with my knowledge and limited vision, but (you’re right) the Bible says that in the end times there will be more evil in the world than good. So I gather my conclusion based on God’s knowledge and Word and the belief that we live in those end times, and it is likely that Mooter does the same since we are both Christians. That’s why I didn’t think a non Christian would relate to this particular topic as easily (at least in the area of encouraging ideals). It was nothing personal. I have nothing against you, or other non Christians. And as for Mooter, myself, and other Christians, we don’t worry about Jesus’ return—quite the contrary. We look forward to it with great anticipation! We can’t wait for it because we get tired of living in a world with much evil that we were never meant to live with. We look forward to Christ’s return because we know where we are going and what to expect, which is a wonderful security. Like I said, I was writing my previous comment with a different mindset—not to detract from your advice, but rather to expand upon and add to it. I love the way you look at the world in a positive light. I love to do the same myself, although I strive to keep that balance. The Bible says in Proverbs 24:33-34 that a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep, so your poverty will come as a robber, and scarcity like an armed man. If you see only good, then you will not expect anything bad to come your way, making it hit that much harder when it does come, as the Bible says it inevitably will. It’s like self-defense—you know, being prepared. Sorry I went down a rabbit hole in my comment. I hope you will forgive me. I honestly didn’t mean to sound harsh or intolerant. I was only trying to help.
As for the bus scenario, it sounds foolish to not take the non-Christian’s advice, huh? However, I do not know anyone (Christian or non-Christian) who would stand there and argue that there was no bus coming. It’s obvious…but not everyone believes that Jesus (like the bus) is coming. A non-Christian would argue against that point. Why would someone (in this case a non-Christian) try to warn someone else (a Christian) about something they don’t believe is coming? That’s the part I thought was awkward. At this point on the curb, the non-Christian would say one of two things: either, 1) “Go ahead, no bus (Jesus) is coming”, or 2) “Go ahead, there is a bus coming, but you’ve got plenty of time.” Many will try to cross the street to enter eternity, believing that no bus is coming, or altogether ignoring it, possibly believing that they have all the time in the world, when in fact, the majority of Christians believe that time in running out quickly. But let me take it one step farther. That Christian on the curb is not trying to cross the street…he’s waiting on the bus. Jesus is the bus driver, and he knows where that Christian stands (literally and spiritually). He’s come to pick him up, because he is not headed just across the street—he is headed for a completely different destination. I believe that when Jesus comes on His final round, its going to hit many a lot harder than any bus ever could…even a big one.
I believe that this spiritual representation of Jesus being the bus driver and the final ride representing His return is completely applicable to this situation because it is a spiritual encouragement of the same nature that is being sought. Mooter is not asking for advice on how to cross a hard, visible road, nor trying to dodge an actual bus. Anybody would be wise to accept that advice from anyone. We are talking about spiritual matters, which gets into an entirely different light, since beliefs vary so much. I hope you understand what I meant better now, and I hope you will forgive me. Please, continue to advise others to look at life though positive lenses. I admire that…sorry if I came off wrong. Well, I didn’t intend to write a book, so I will end this here I guess.
LonBola, it’s true…you can learn from another perspective, though I think its logical to think that one may feel more assured if the advice and encouragment came from the same perspective…it just seems more validating and believable. But, yes, you can learn from other perspectives, and I believe blacks can give advice to whites, and vice versa. And I wouldn’t mind being Palestinain or Iraqi–that is, if I could leave the war torn areas and go somewhere safe:)It’s probably the same for you, huh…
Hey guys, it’s so simple and I don’t know why everyone makes it so complicated…
I believe that if you only had one verse of scripture in the Bible and you chose to believe what God says in that verse…
You are going to have life everlasting….
For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that WHOSOEVER believes In Him will have everlasting life. John 3:16
I love the Lord and He dwells in my heart every day.
My point about the Palestinians and the Iraqi’s were that Muslims face a lot of hardships in this world. You commented that Satan works harder on Christians than non-Christians.
True, that would be my beliefs, since I am a Christian. And yes, I believe that everyone has a lot of struggles and hardships in this fallen world. It comes with the package. When I said that Satan works hard on them, I meant he works EVEN HARDER on them if they accept Jesus. He loves to watch everyone struggle, because even non-Christians are part of God’s creation, and he is out to get revenge on God. So he messes with everyone, just for that reason. But if you start working for God, carrying the Gospel to others and becoming more like Jesus, then he sees God in you. At that point, you become a threat to him. He wants revenge on you, too. A Christian ruins his fun, because with Jesus, we have defeated him. No matter how many battles we lose, he still loses the war. Still, he tries even harder to get you to leave or avoid Jesus, in order to “win” your soul back and partially satisfy his want for revenge. He knows that breaks the heart of God. Sure, he works hard on Palestinians and Iraqi’s and Muslims, and everyone else as well. He doesn’t want them to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, or peace, let alone hear about and accept Jesus. He loves deciet and discouragement. So you’re right, they do face a lot of hardships. It’s kind of like a bully-victim scenario. A bully picks on a victim, and its all fun and games for him…until the victim starts to fight back. Once the victim swings at or hits the bully, then he gets angry and starts pounding the victim. Or, for example, if you are furious with someone (like Satan is at God), you might take out your anger on their belongings (like people, or God’s creation), but if that person (God, or someone who represens Him, like a Christian) then you direct your anger at them personally and you use it all at once to show just how angry you are. I hope that helps some. Of course, on the flip side of the coin, Christians do have an advantage, according to my Christian beliefs. The Bible says, “If God is for us, then who can stand against us?” That “us” includes Satan. God will work miracles, signs, and wonders in bad situations. He protects and comforts all those who work for Him. And that is some real advantage, right there. And the best part is, even if we fail Him and mess everything up, He picks us up, restores and comforts us, loves us, and best of all, we still win the war.
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