Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People

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  • nkthgreek
    We may have been victimized as children, and a child is not capable of dealing with these circumstances. But as we mature, with God's help and proper counselling, we can be freed from victimhood!
  • nkthgreek

    You might want to add the circumstance of infant baptism: Having been raised in the Greek Orthodox Church, I was baptized when I was a baby. We are instructed in Acts 2:38, we are to repent before being baptized. As a baby does not understand repentance, the baptism is not valid. After God called me as an adult I understood this and was subsequently re-baptized.

    -Nicolas Nick

  • nkthgreek

    We are also to forgive the individual (Mat. 6:14, 15). We can know we have done so we when can fulfill what Jesus Christ exhorted us to do in Mat. 5:43 and 44, no longer feeling the pain of the hurt .

  • nkthgreek

    After praying for wisdom in dealing with this very situation, I was led to the answer in an archived Day of Atonement sermon. Referencing Lev. 23:27 regarding fasting being afflicting one’s soul, he stated that the elderly and those who were ill were already afflicted.

    Under the circumstances, that was a great relief!

  • nkthgreek
    If only those who have no problem with illegal immigration could understand that: Who knows the what the intent of an unvetted immigrant is!
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    Agreed!

  • nkthgreek

    Spot on!