Luke 3:16/Proverbs 31
Serial [re]blogger and sometimes-serial couch potato. Wide-eyed Curious Georgette who never really learned how not to talk to strangers. I relish my awkwardness. Also unemployed, looking and praying for a job. Can shamelessly rap the TMNT theme; any Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics used in conversation is a free pass to break into song. Believe it or not, I love fire but not getting my nails done. I might sound like I've got too much SWAGger, but that's because I'm Saved With Amazing Grace.
Currently in hot pursuit of The Lover of My Soul.
Is it wrong for Christians to believe that they used to be reincarnated from their past lives? Is it possible that they weren't Christians (perhaps they're Buddhists, Hindus, etc) in their past lives, but they've reincarnated & choose to follow Christ in their present lives?
No, the Bible says it’s appointed unto man ONCE to die, and then the judgment. And to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We only get one shot at this. You can see this sort of “one chance” idea in about half of Jesus’s parables.
Do you have a set of standards for what you post online? Either based on morality or quality or a particular focus?
Is making connections with people important to you? Or are you content with just making noise?
God made an investment in you. Are you doing all you can to ensure He gets a return?
Being “convicted” and “wrecked” all the time is too easy. Being cynical of church culture is too easy. Saying that we can “abuse grace” and “God is holy wrath” is too easy. Saying “you better not come at me with that guilt-fear-shame” is too easy.
You know what’s hard?
A balanced, thoughtful, nuanced, self-examining faith.
One that emerges from an increasingly accurate picture of God’s love AND God’s holiness.
One in which grace is both our rest AND resolve, in which God’s love is both our safe haven and our motivation.
What’s hard is to cultivate a faith that has room for sinners like you and me, for hypocrites who don’t get it yet, for bloggers who disagree with us, for Christians who love Jesus even if they differ on the way they do church, and for Pharisees and liberals and everyone in-between and beyond.
What are your thoughts on premarital sex?
Not a good idea. In no situation is it wise. The three biggest reasons are:
1) It’s sex with someone who’s not your spouse. That’s adultery, and God says no. Jesus encountered a woman who had just been caught in the very act, and He said, “go and sin no more.”
2) It binds people together. God designed it that way so that married people could easily become one. Sex before marriage leads to people being ripped apart later on. You damage the inward parts of your very self. Marriage makes sex safe.
3) Kids are meant to grow up with an intact family. Sex outside of marriage leads to either kids out of wedlock or the temptation for abortion. No contraception is infallible. Don’t take the risk.
For God, your current partner, future spouse, your kids, and lastly for yourself, don’t do it.