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Throwing In the Towel


Why do we as Christians so often get discouraged and want to give up? Why do we often put our eyes on the circumstances instead of our Saviour? We look at the storms in our lives and so often want to "throw in the towel". As a very good friend of mine said to me recently; "Why do so many Christians use that phrase? What good would it do you? Can you actually throw in a towel? What if all Christians decided to throw in the towel, where would the world be today? What if Jesus Himself in the garden instead of saying; "Nevertheless Father not My will but Yours be done" said "I can’t do this, I’m throwing in the towel" We would all be lost."

So often we forget the time that Jesus and His disciples were in a boat and a storm came up. Jesus was sleeping and the disciples fearing for their lives cried out; "Master, Master wake up we are going to drown!" Jesus woke up and calmed the storm and rebuked them for their lack of faith. Luke 8:22-25 They had God in their boat and they were afraid of drowning!?!? We have to get it into our hearts and minds that God is in our boat and no storm can touch us if He is there with us.

So why do we get discouraged and want through in the towel? Jesus said "Come to me all you who are weary and heavily burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light." Matthew 11:28-30 and "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world." John 16:33.

The promises and encouragement for believers found in God’’s word are endless. So why do we want to throw in the towel? Because we take our eyes of the Lord and put them on the storm. My sister in the Lord has only been a Christian for 3 years and yet she showed a lot of maturity in what she said to me. God used her to get me to rethink what I was saying. I myself will never again threaten to throw in the towel. God’s promises are true and His word never fails! Thank-you Jesus for being in my boat!

Thanks to Launa of Launa’s Little Piece of Heaven for creating the Take a Stand For Jesus banner for me. Let everyone know you are taking a stand and copy and paste it into your latest blog. Turn your space settings from private to public.

 

 

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Comments on: "Throwing In the Towel" (45)

  1. Nick Crawford said:

    hey hey hey….love the site…god bless

  2. Gerry — I admired you for your eloquence. But as per your "Women should stay at home blog – abortions – homosexual stance – I\’m glad I posted this yesterday." ." now at least, in our immediate day, we hear a Pope saying slave trading is wrong, and see him sending an expedition to Africa to stop it. The texts remain; it is the practice that has changed. Why? Because the world has corrected the Bible. The Church never corrects it; and also never fails to drop in at the tail of the procession–and take the credit of the correction. As she will presently do in this instance.” — Mark TwainWhat a strange world. Allow me to make certain assumptions. If I were to ask more devout Catholics, do you see your wife as 50/50, an equal, they would in most cases, say absolutely. We, as a society have embraced equality, haven\’t we?And I think I might ask the same people, would you kick a person out of your house for being homosexual? I\’d assume that they\’d feel morally low for saying "yes". They\’d likely \’tolerate\’ that person and say something nice like, "a person" is a person, no matter how "diseased" they are.Yet, women live in a society that ideally embraces equality, yet in most Christian circles are unable to lead a congregation. In our eyes, you\’re equal, but in the eyes of God, you\’re not. So, to be a "Christian", a woman must accept, believe and abide by the fact that by the laws of our Creator and Keeper, she does not have the necessary (well….um…genitals) chromosomes to spiritually lead.Ask those same polled Christians if they\’d invite a homosexual person or same sex couple into church and they would likely say no, barring casting off their sexual tendencies. And in terms of a woman\’s place? Yes, my dear, of course you\’re "equal" to me, but, remember in "God\’s" eyes, you\’re nothing but a recipe collecting handmaiden.This equates to — it would be RUDE, inconsiderate and immoral of ME not allow you into my house, but my "God" would never. Yes, my dear, of course you\’re "equal" to me, but, remember in "God\’s\’s eyes", you\’re a recipe collecting handmaiden. Talk about the best of all worlds! A belief system where the believers can take a moral road higher than God himself.You, certainly are entitled to your beliefs. And if you\’re right, if God is saying I must treat women as puppy mills and alienate same sex couple — if God\’s laws conveniently helps men stay out of the kitchen and exert control over aspects of society that makes men uncomfortable. then I\’ll choose damnation. I suspect Church has become a sanctuary for the convenient and ill found beliefs that some of us still want to harbour. Have I mentioned why I think it\’s so important to keep church and state separate?

  3. I like your space!!!

  4. Starleigh said:

    Go Public? Go home. Maybe if Christians stopped poking their heads into other people\’s bedrooms and doctors offices then people would stop talking about them. But hey, then they wouldn\’t get any attention, and god knows you people will do anything for attention (Stockwell Day at the nutfarm? go home). If all evangelical christians threw in the towel, maybe the rest of us could live free from your persecution and recruiting. Do y\’all get points or something? I don\’t mind christians, as long as they\’re not trying to run my life. Too many do. Maybe those who don\’t take a fall for those who do, but man, for those of you who don\’t, tend to your sheep and get them off my back.

  5. afjlajflagjal said:

    can i ask u a question?very easy- explain dinasours to me 🙂

  6. NDN_Twinkle_81 You came to my space. I didn\’t go to yours. Nobody is forcing anything on you. You are free to choose. But choose wisely cause your talking about dealing with eternity.Christians were told by Jesus to take stand. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

  7. shadowfestYou can go and chrck out this space and it will give you some answers concerning dinos.http://www.clarifyingchristianity.com/dinos.shtml

  8. I suspect that church has become opium for the masses. Just about every churchie I know take full advantage of the repent and be forgiven system that the church has put in place. I myself was raised with a choice in religion. My parents told me that I was welcome to make my own decisions on what i wanted to believe. Now although I have chosen more of an atheist style of religion.. I do believe that the worsip of god has become a scam for people to sluff off all their problems on someone else. You have to qask yourself. How can Jess really help you? Seeing as he had been dead fo quite a long time now.. When\’s the last time you stopped by a friends grave just to unload all your week\’s problems? I have a pretty good feelling that would be just about never. I have found that actually Dealing with the problems that face you makes you a better person rather then being able to say. "I asked Jesus for help" How can you know forsure that he has helped you? Have your words fallen upon deaf ears? How can you tell? Now before you get really angry and post all sorts of mean things on My little space on the interweb. I\’l let you in to my theory on life. Everyone is given 1 chance at life. You\’re born, you live your life, you die.. Death is not some fancy vacation in heaven. It\’s permanent sleep without a dream. I personally find that Peaceful. Now. With that said. what goals should one have in life? Mine 1 main goal in life is to entertain myself until death. What else is there? If you think about it. The only one that is with you for your entire life is yourself. I believe that if you could keep yourself entertained for your entire life you have lead a very good life. I don\’t promote things like stealing or anything. I believe everyone has a basic set of guidlines they live their life by. and in that I find those basic priciples a religion in itself. Well this has been my small rant for now.. Later churchies.

  9. Well Jebus2012 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." Psalm 53:1Jesus is real and He is alive today. You can\’t say that about any of the other major relions of the world. He is my best friend and knows my every thought and desire. He is the only one who has never let me down.

  10. How to make you site visible internationally.if you post your site as normal, and then go to the address bar and type http://spaces.msn.com/members/Worshippersplace/?mkt=ll-cc, where ll is the language and cc is the country.If you to go the Tools menu in internet explorer and click the language button, you will see a list of options. Not all of them may be supported since spaces isn\’t in every combination, but it will give you some locations to try.So here are some examples:http://spaces.msn.com/members/WorshippersPlace/?lc=en-ca — for English Canadahttp://spaces.msn.com/members/WorshippersPlace/?lc=fr-ca — for French Canadahttp://spaces.msn.com/members/WorshippersPlace/?lc=en-us — for English UShttp://spaces.msn.com/members/WorshippersPlace/?lc=en-gb — For English UKhttp://spaces.msn.com/members/WorshippersPlace/?lc=en-hk — for English Hong Kong.After changing countries, go back into your entry (edit it), and then click Publish – this will submit it for that market.Remember to put the market back to en-ca if you want to post mainly tp Canada. :)God Bless.Phil

  11. I said this a wile ago and i just wanted you to read it Gerry because i beleve that there is not evil nor goodi said some things out of anger so pleas exscuse any thing i might have said too anger you"this is mister Jimmy again by the way my name is Jeff its Jimmy as in Jimmy Page(Led Zeppelin)"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. Matthew 13:40-43Hmmm sounds like there will be quite a bit of pain to me. Don\’t believe the devil\’s lie. There is a way out and it\’s through Jesus."this is what the bible says but yet didnt i tell you i was athyist look close im sure i did this is were i becum adjitated i dont care what you prech to god, jesus, buda it could be a rock for all i care just dont preach it to me the point of my quote was not to say the devil is the giver of truth my point was dont forget about the bad cause in all bad there is goodthis is why i dont like when people quote the bible because every one see\’s what it sais in a differnt way think abou that for a wile."

  12. I don\’t even have to think about Jeff. When you have the Holy Spirit living in you. You see the Bible as it was written and it is to be taken literly. There is no middle ground. You are either for God or against Him. You can\’t play 2 sides of the fence.

  13. i can and i do i beleve in all gods teachings peace and love… but i dont beleve there is one prove it to me

  14. Proof of God – Intelligent DesignWhat would constitute objective proof of God? Well, consider the following self-evident and universally recognized truth: Concept and design necessitate an intelligent designer. The presence of intelligent design proves the existence of an intelligent designer. It\’s simply cause and effect. In our search for proof of God\’s existence, we could examine the various claims of supernatural occurrences, determine whether or not these are legitimate experiences, and build a case for the existence of the supernatural, which would be a step towards identifying a supernatural Creator God. Or we can just apply what we already know and search for signs of intelligent design within creation itself. We know that design necessitates a designer. In fact, in accordance with this fundamental axiom, design detection methodology is a prerequisite in many fields of human endeavor, including archaeology, anthropology, forensics, criminal jurisprudence, copyright law, patent law, reverse engineering, crypto analysis, random number generation, and SETI. And how do we recognize intelligent design? In general, we find "specified complexity" to be a reliable indicator of the presence of intelligent design. Chance can explain complexity alone but not specification — a random sequence of letters is complex but not specified (it\’s meaningless). A Shakespearean sonnet is both complex and specified (it\’s meaningful). We can\’t have a Shakespearean sonnet without Shakespeare. (William A. Dembski, The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities, 1998.) Proof of God – NatureSo where\’s the proof of God\’s existence? In accordance with our familiar axiom and in light of the tremendous advances we\’ve made in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and information theory, the proof of God is all around us! Through the microscope, we observe the E. coli bacterial flagellum. The bacterial flagellum is what propels E. coli bacteria through its microscopic world. It consists of about 40 individual protein parts including a stator, rotor, drive-shaft, U-joint, and propeller. It\’s a microscopic outboard motor! The individual parts come into focus when magnified 50,000 times (using electron micrographs). And even though these microscopic outboard motors run at an incredible 100,000 rpm, they can stop on a microscopic dime. It takes only a quarter turn for them to stop, shift directions and start spinning 100,000 rpm in the opposite direction! The flagellar motor has two gears (forward and reverse), is water-cooled, and is hardwired into a signal transduction (sensory mechanism) so that it receives feedback from its environment. ("Unlocking the Mystery of Life," video documentary by Illustra Media, 2002.) When we apply the general principles of detecting specified complexity to biologic systems (living creatures), we find it reasonable to infer the presence intelligent design. Take, for example, the bacterial flagellum\’s stator, rotor, drive-shaft, U-joint, and propeller. It is not convenient that we\’ve given these parts these names – that\’s truly their function. If you were to find a stator, rotor, drive-shaft, U-joint, or propeller in any vehicle, machine, toy or model, you would recognize them as the product of an intelligent source. No one would expect an outboard motor — much less one as incredible as the flagellar motor — to be the product of a chance assemblage of parts. Motors are the product of intelligent design. Furthermore, the E. coli bacterial flagellum simply could not have evolved gradually over time. The bacterial flagellum is an "irreducibly complex" system. An irreducibly complex system is one composed of multiple parts, all of which are necessary for the system to function. If you remove any one part, the entire system will fail to function. Every individual part is integral. There is absolutely no naturalistic, gradual, evolutionary explanation for the bacterial flagellum. (Michael Behe, Darwin\’s Black Box, 1996.) The bacterial flagellum (not to mention the irreducibly complex molecular machines responsible for the flagellum\’s assembly) is just one example of the specified complexity that pervades the microscopic biological world. Molecular biologist Michael Denton wrote, "Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 grams, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machinery built by man and absolutely without parallel in the non-living world." (Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, 1986, p. 250.) Proof of God – His Fingerprints are EverywhereWhere is the proof of God? If we\’re willing to open our eyes, we\’ll see the fingerprints of God all around us and all throughout us. Our very existence proves the existence of a Creator God. From http://www.allaboutcreation.org/proof-of-god.htm

  15. The-Country-Cowboy said:

    Phil, can other languages leave comments then? And can I read them?

  16. Jimmy Wannabe: I think you need to so some soul searching. You say you don\’t believe in morality. You even go so far to say "just dont preach it to me". Yet you find yourself on this site day after day. Why don\’t you just go live your moral free life, and not let this little site with all of it\’s little morals bother you?JasonPS: God is real. I know Him personally. Best of luck with this convenient theory of yours.

  17. michele said:

    Amen Gerry we are called to overcome,and never throw in the towel,you know a few years back i always wanted to throw in the towel but I learned to wait on the Lord and He exchanged my strength for His, and I have never looked back, He is so faithful and I will declare him forever!!! You know those who are overcomers don\’nt fight with the devil any more , they rest in their God!! Good word !! Godbless Michele

  18. You really have tostp deleting my comments. Its becomeing quite annoying

  19. hey gerrydo u remember that tsunami that happened last year just after christmas? the one where 300 000 people were either swept away or killed by disease? well, a friend of mine threw in the towel and gave up on God after seeing that on the news for weeks. its mystefied everyone; does it prove God does not love everyone?, or does it just prove that God is sending his destruction on the countries that arent christian? i just wanted to know what you thought about the tsunami; why God sent it ETC.love from mePS. I am a christian, and havent yet thrown in the towel 🙂

  20. Hi lovin_it_all In answer to your questionWhy does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters? The recent tsunami tragedy in Asia has many people questioning God’s goodness. It is distressing that natural disasters are often termed “acts of God” while no “credit” is given to God for years, decades, or even centuries of peaceful weather. God created the whole universe and the laws of nature (Genesis 1:1). Most natural disasters are a result of these laws at work. Hurricanes, typhoons, and tornados are the results of divergent weather patterns colliding. Earthquakes are the result of the earth’s plate structure shifting. A tsunami is caused by an underwater earthquake. The Bible proclaims that Jesus Christ holds all of nature together (Colossians 1:16-17). Could God prevent natural disasters? Absolutely! Does God sometimes influence the weather? Yes, see Deuteronomy 11:17 and James 5:17. Does God sometimes cause natural disasters as a judgment against sin? Yes, see Numbers 16:30-34. The book of Revelation describes many events which could definitely be described as natural disasters (Revelation chapters 6, 8, and 16). Is every natural disaster a punishment from God? Absolutely not. In much the same way that God allows evil people to commit evil acts, God allows the earth to demonstrate the consequences sin has had on Creation. Romans 8:19-21 tells us, “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.” The fall of humanity into sin had effects on everything, including the universe we inhabit. Everything in Creation is subject to “frustration” and “decay.” Sin is the ultimate cause of natural disasters just as it is the cause of death, disease, and suffering. So, we are back to where we began. We can understand why natural disasters occur. What we do not understand is why God allows them to occur. Why did God allow the tsunami to kill over 225,000 people in Asia? I do not know. What I do know is this…God is good! There are many amazing miracles that occurred that prevented an even greater loss of life. The tsunami has caused millions of people to reevaluate their priorities in life. Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid is being sent from all over the world. Christian ministries are pouring into the region to help, minister, counsel, and pray. God can bring great good out of a terrible tragedy (Romans 8:28).Taken from http://www.gotquestions.org/natural-disasters.html

  21. yeah. yeah, i understand what your saying. thanks 4 that.love from me

  22. as christians say"god greated uswe are all a part of god"and so if god created us and gave us instinct and logic and love, christians call US sinners.why must WE take the blame to be sinners, if it is god who made us capable of sinning in the first place.

  23. Jessica said:

    I respect the fact you care about your religeon, but dont shout it off the roof tops! Im a Gnostic spiritualist, but I dont run around telling everybody.

  24. I\’ve been close to throwing in the towel many times.. but you know, God always pulls me through.yup I know I\’m weird.. and I proud of it! ::hops on table and does crazy dance:: woot woot.My health is fine… i think my new meds are working! yesss well anywayGod Bless,love peace and chicken grease~randy

  25. stasis So would you have rather God created a whole bunch of robots. He gave a us a free will and we are the ones that chose to sin. God will nevr interfere with your will. He wants us to make the choice to serve Him or not.As for the part about us all being part of God we are not. He created us as individuals. We belong to Him when we willingly give our lives to Him.

  26. Sky_bleeds_rain I\’m not running around either. Did I come to your space or did you come to mine? You don\’t have to visit you know. You made the choice to come and see.

  27. then why are homosexuals discriminated againstgod has created themgod has given the will to participate in infactuation with the same sex. and yet they are called sinners.who are we to accuse them as being wrong. none of us to this day have spoken with god. none of us know that the bible is correct. jesus died and he became a saviourand yet what is so many died with the same thought jesus had in mind. they arent recogonized.

  28. stasis I talk with God everyday and He also talks with me as He does with all those who call Him Saviour. Jesus is alive and well. He is not dead and the Bible is a living book.God created the person, He didn\’t create the sin. Men in their perversion dreamed it up and now believe a lie. Sin is still sin no matter how you dress it up and no matter what kind of pretty names you give. It will not change a thing. God is Holy anjd sin can not abide in His presence.God loves you, He is real and He desires that you come to Him. Jesus paid the price for all sin no matter what it may be.

  29. Unknown said:

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  30. so what if the real one we should worship is satanand what if this is all just an illusionand what if god is just someone we created to look stronger,and what if the bible was written by sinners to make fun of good peopleand what if hell si better than heavenand what if the things you say about talking to god is one big lieand what if you\’ve had near death experiences like me and you saw the light and you KNOW whats on the other sideand i dont like it because it is very scareyit is not peacefuli am not a sinneri believe in godand the things we say about god and life and jesus is pretty worthless

  31. monique said:

    hey i just wanted to ask you, if someone doesn\’t believe in jesus christ how does that make them a satanist?

  32. To meBeing good doesn\’t get you a free pass into heaven. The bible says that our righteousness is like filthy rags. The only way into heaven is through Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for you. He said I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me.God loves you.Hell is a very real place and I believe that is what you saw. If I were you I would seriously think about getting you life right with God as it seems you have been given a second chance. You need to make the most of itand make the right choice this time.

  33. Unknown said:

    hey! =) whoever said not to shout it from the roof tops…. thats exactly what we were told to do =) SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TOPS !! Keep up the good work Gerry =) I have thrown in the towel before, but it shall never happen again!! Not now that I truely know Jesus and have people like you and Lawson and The Flying Bum to keep me going strong! =) love clairegod bless

  34. m-s_l-i_y-lNot believing in Jesus doesn\’t make you a satanist, it makes you an unbeliever. Monique you seem like a very nice girl. But nice doesn\’t get you into heaven. There is only one name through which we can be saved and that is Jesus. He loves you Monique. He died for you. He is more real than the air we breathe and He knows you more than you know yourself. He knew you before you were in mother\’s womb and He knows the day you will die. Have you ever thought about eternity Monique and where you will spend it? The bible says that we are all sinners and that we need a redeemer. Well God provided that redeemer through Jesus Christ. All you have to do is confess you are a sinner turn from them and confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for you and you will be saved.

  35. Dear Gerry, Long time no see, eh? I\’d really appeciate if you\’d let me add you to my MSN as there are quite a few topics I would like to chat to you about. I promise that none of them will be derogatory to your and my God. If you would like, we could make a deal that I remove you from my list as soon as the convosation is over…We both have the same goal, Gerry, to serve our Lord the best we can. Please, if you will add jennabugaboo@hotmail.comJust hear me out.jenna.

  36. A quick, and once again unrelated question =DWhat does \’Adonai\’ mean?PS – ROCKING FOR JESUS! I would love to write something uplifting and exhorting, but I think you\’ve heard all the ones I know more times than you could remember =D. So I\’ll just say, yeah man, KEEP ON PREACHING! SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!

  37. Dear Jen-NuhSorry but I won\’t add you to my messanger. Let\’s just say once bitten twice shy. I just don\’t trust you, Rob and Roman.You are a very intelligent girl Jen. I am not trying to placate you with platitudes. I am stating a fact. I see it and sense it.Believe it or not, I do care about you three more than you know. I pray for you guys often. I could care less what you say about me and I know this will probably wind up on one of your spaces. It doesn\’t matter to me, I live in pain everyday of my life. I\’ve been through things that would send most people out of their minds and I\’m still standing. Nothing can shake my faith in God and His love for us.If you are sincere and have questions concerning Chritianity I will naswer them. But I will only answer them here and no where else. Have a great day.

  38. Don\’t be so hard on m-s_l-i_y-l,Shes a christian… I presume she was asking about some statement made elsewhere. And i noticed u visited my space. I intend to update it sometime. But that stupid conversation was not me. Someone was signing with a false name. My name. Anyhow. For this reply i did not come here to debate.

  39. heres why christians throw in the towel. simply because we are human! we are not as strong as a GOD, we do not possess enough power to really hang tough. some people have tried everything to cope and life NEVER gets better.If youre interested to know why canadian families are shrinking and adoption is now a billion dollar industry just ask child welfare officials or your local greedy government.how can i keep on focusing on the savior when my life has been a wreck all 28 yrs of my life? ive never known what love feels like, what having a friend feels like, all i do know is that this world is full of mean, evil, cruel people and no matter who you freekin pray to IT NEVER ENDS.i was a christain. but now i believe it was all a crock. something to hold on to when im grieving for the child i lost or when i was raped and homeless on the streets. yah God sure loves us huh

  40. Moonunit said:

    thats a good point, but at the same time. it\’s not easy being a christian. there are a lot of sufferings included, and it kind of came across to me that it\’s easy. it\’s not at some points, but god is there alongside you, helping you, making it worthwhile. nothing EVER worth doing in life is easy. sure, people want to throw in the towel, because rightly so, it is hard, but focus on God. it wont be easier, but you will be living a worthwhile life, and you will be happier and more alive than could ever be imagined

  41. Rosemary said:

    I find that when u what to \’throw in the towel\’ you are in the lowest place..or you need Him the most…its when our lives are going great we forget about God, Its when we are low we come to Him, we must everyday be with him, low or high, towel or no towel…thanks for your site Gerry, I honestly don\’t know how you do it…all this negative stuff….I would bail…you are a \’filled\’ man…Bless you

  42. Hey Gerry…my names Matt and i live in Australia!! i just wanted to tell u it was really uplifting to read all the comments that u\’ve received lately, and how u answered them!!! I believe that God has put u on here for a reason to answer questions about ur faith and to listen to others peoples beliefs. It looks like some people have some serious problems, but i truly believe that ur input will be affecting them somehow! Even if its only little.I have been a christian for about 14 years and have never turned back, and its people like u who inspire me to keep chugging on and to stand up to my Awesome Heavenly Father.Thank you for being who u are, and i\’ll see u in Heaven : )__Matt

  43. its so easy to want to give up sometimes. You gotta keep your eyes on God and the good things he is doing rather than the disappoinments.

  44. Teresa Dawn said:

    Just dropping in to say hello!Have a great day :)God BlessTeresa Dawn

  45. Okay, Gerry, We\’ll do this your way. My family foster children with disabilities. The other day while helping my severly retarded foster brother to tie his laces I let my mind wander… asking myself \’will he go to heavan?\’My question is simple, do people who don\’t have the ability to understand the concept of faith or religion still go to heavan? If so, then what if they COULD understand religion and faith and choose to renouce the Lord? What about if they are say… a primative tribe who have never heard of the Lord or Savior, and they partake in acts that are considered sins, but they do not know… but other than that they have lived good lives and are kind people… do they go to Heavan? Perhaps they go to limbo…?Is ignorance a defence against being condemned in hell?Where is the line? Jenna(this would have been so much easier via msn)

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