no, i love this. this is my type of faith!
oh yeah?! what have you practiced?
oh, here’s a joke,
INFJ: what kind of artist are you?
ESTP: a martrial Artist.
for an INTJ, you have a lot of, sensory it seems like. even the way you talk.
it doesn’t sound too complicating like a ‘typical’ Ni dom.
i wonder if it’s your husband that influnced you? hence being the ISTP.
oh that’s a must-read. i’ll get on this.
hahaha, i’m not into ‘heavy’ reading. but i do like to research. or refine my ‘Ti’.
i’m definitely into this field. but i gotta do my Se activities first, and then Ti.
play first, study later.
but if it’s interesting enough, i can Ti all dayyyy.[quote=“geneva, post:9, topic:235”]
When/what’s taking so long? Jesus seemed to suggest end times were near.
oh, great quetions!
well. ‘near’ is not a defined, or accurately measured.
i think it’s subjective to God. but,
some say Jesus used the word near to give people the impression that it’s happening in everyone’s lives,
or to install some sort of urgency.
well, many things have to take place.
in end of Matthews, there are a lot of crazy prophecies that many Bible scholars have hard time interpreting.
like sun being darkened, stars falling. sky doing weird things.
and the great deception.
i believe 99% of the earth’s population don’t know how they’re going to be deceived.
i tie those with the ‘conspiracy theories’
like weather modification, and blue beam project, and Mandela effect, and such.
whether they are just conspiracy or not, the deception is definitely happening, and weird stuff is happening also,
and if the earth really is flat… then, that’s a huge part of great deception, haha
but i’m tired to debating flat earth…
it’s like believing that the earth is round is same thing as having faith.
nobody proved it. they think it was proved.
no, it was taught, just like every other freaking religion.
anyways. i’m leaning towards being flat. leaning. not definite. but leaning towards it.
there have to be a global persecution for 'religious people’
it’s happening in certain countries now. but it has to be global. or…world-wide.
and those 144000 i mentioned, the number have to filled in order to start the battle of Armageddon.
many people believe that number is not filled yet. and that some are still living on earth now.
well, if they die, from religious persecution, the number will be filled. it might be complete, i don’t know.
but i go with thinking the number is probably not complete yet.
because 144000. that’s a very lofty position. divine position. but have to live a pretty lowly earthly lifestyle. fair enough eh?
but to answer your questions. it’s slowly happening. but not all the events took place.
the scripture speaks of times where the world will be like Noah’s days. or worse.
world doesn’t seem that chaotic right now. it’s REALLY bad in other places. like south america seems like scary place to live.
but other places seem too peaceful.
and even if it’s really bad in other places, it has to be worse. i don’t know how bad it’s gonna be. but it’s gonna be bad.
bad enough that it makes people cry for peace.
oh, fun fact. well. it’s an observation,
but i’ve seen so many ‘non-believers’ pray to God when crazy things happen in their lives.
it’s like all of sudden they turn to this ‘higher being’ they did not believe at first. or decided not to believe.
i know people do everything to survive, but how did this random faith just appear? haha
interesting huh. i don’t know if everyone does that, but i’ve seen many. too many.
and it seems subjectively distant for me. idk. maybe 10 more years? or more?
i know some religion think it’s happening very very soon. but… realistically…
i don’t know. i can’t predict time. but it’s not like within couple of years.
that seems illogical, knowing many things didn’t even take place yet.[quote=“geneva, post:9, topic:235”]
How about the beginning? Is creation story/Garden of Eden literal?
the order of creation is definitely accurate.
but ‘science’, A.K.A. knowledge, or people who think they know stuff, who they call themselves scientist, might think different. like big bang and evolution and such… well duh.
but i just wanna state that fact because i don’t want to seem oblivious and seem like only know one side of the story.
there are two different creation believers.
some say the 6 days are not literal days, but each day means a ‘period of time’ so it can be billions of years for that matter.
but of course some believe that 6 days are literal 6 days, 24 hours, and it wouldn’t be weird to believe that God can do things in short time.
6 literal days make sense in flat-earth model.
in globe earth model, 6 literal days wouldn’t make sense because ‘scientist’ measure the speed of light and how long it takes the lights from stars to reach the earth and it’s freaking crazy amount of number so.
it depends on what you believe.
but creation story makes more sense ‘reading it’ when you think the earth is flat. like, it just flows.
it ‘can’ make sense on round earth, but you have to interpret things differently.
but that’s what religious doctrines are, they make stuff up and say these scriptures support it.
well, how about other scriptures that DOESN’T?
but disregarding the time, the order of creation is accurate, and accurate science supports it as well.
some say the ‘Big Bang’ is when God said ‘let there be light’ BOOM.
but… it’s up to interpretation.
Garden of Eden, what do you mean by literal?
yes, i do believe it’s more literal and not all symbolic.
Eve was deceived by the serpent, maybe because she was created a little later after Adam and she was inexperienced and didn’t get the direct information from God? but only heard from Adam?
the scripture says Adam wasn’t deceived, but he wanted to please his wife, so he took the fruit.
and if you look at our human nature, not ALL, but it portrays that women are drawn to ‘material possession’ or ‘power’, and men are drawn to ‘women’, and it’s one of their biggest weakness.
like this is probably a bad stereotype, but there are sayings, that ‘money gets the women’, and ‘men’s biggest weakness is women’
but also kind of true. men’s power and position is lost mostly because of women.
and why do ‘rich people’ get bunch of good looking women around them? because money can buy that stuff.
it’s not a 100% fact. but it’s true in many cases.
like women typically like to shop more than men. the endless desire. did it come from Eve? perhaps.
and how do you seduce women?
like a serpent.
smooth talk, slick talk.
seriously though, every time i teach a guy how to seduce women, i feel like a devil.
mixing some truth with deceit. like a sweet poison.
that doesn’t ‘prove’ that Garden of Eden story happened, but i do believe it happened.
it makes sense to me.
and i think nobody knows what Adam and Eve looked like.
they were not just some white people, that most people depict as.
they probably had crazy DNA though, being able to create multiple different looks and ‘ethnicity’ or whatever.
hahaha, what do you mean?
like what do you mean by ‘care’?
like, is he happy that you’re having great sex? or is he judging the way you have sex?
in proverbs, there is a scripture telling men to be intoxicated by their wife’s breast.
as far as a ‘suggestion’ goes… hahaha
and Paul speaks of sex between marriage couple, saying either one doesn’t have the ‘right’ to reject sex to their partner because your body is not just yours in this marriage lifestyle.
but also it says you can’t just force sex upon your marriage mate either.
it seems contradicting but he’s speaking of balance, and the willingness to give it up when the spouse wants it.
of course mutual desire is the best,
but because of how men and women are, sometimes the timing can be slightly off on when they wanna have sex.
but other than that, it doesn’t say you can’t do Kama Sutra or crazy position or use toys and substance or whatever it may be.
i look at it this way,
God created all these animals. and they are all unique in its own way.
their sex is kind of basic,
but if you observe monkey, they have some crazy sex positions. i don’t know if you ever watched a video of it on some documentary.
but anyways, i don’t know if that answers your question about God caring about sex. … or your sex life
and you know how the bible exclusive tie sex and marriage together.
well not ALL cases. but God wants sex to happen in marriage. and only in marriage.
and i do see many practical wisdom in that.
the exclusive devotion. and why are people so obssessed with sex?
because sex is more than just a physical act.
and there are so many types of ‘bonding’ hormones that are created when having sex.
of course, i don’t judge nor condemn just because someone wants to have sex with multiple people,
but i see much more benefit having sex with one person.
it gets better.
like during sex, some sort of energy and information is being exchanged between two soul.
and almost each time it improves, if it’s communicated properly that is.
and coming from a guy who’ve had quite a few experience, i think it may speak louder to most men.
i am happy to be exclusive to my wife.
the advice from the bible doesn’t restrict me in any sense. i see the truth and the practical wisdom behind it all.
and understanding psychology, it makes sense why it’s beneficial.