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Do you know?

Why does this wondrous world continue to turn
Why does the brilliant sun continue to burn

What makes the heart continue its beat
Who gave you your hands and feet

Who gave you eyes to see or even mine to me

Who made the eagle or the deer
Who gave you your hearing ear

Who makes the rain to gently fall
Who gives life giving water as drink for all

What causes the planted seed to sprout
What makes the fish to spawn about

Who brings the whirlwind and the storm
Who makes them then calm and back to norm

Who taught the robin its nest to make, or the crafty web for the spider's sake

Who told you right from wrong, that you may carry well your all life long

These all can be answered in a Book
Answered all, if only you'll look!

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Do I know?

nope,not anymore.this reads like a poem,one written to ask questions,that aren't questions at all
also it reads like it is not questions,and people are just supposed to know,hence,there are no question marks in the asking.
Sorry Holbrook, I happened across this post,and I know I told you I would engage you anymore

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

No need for an apology deacon

These questions as I wrote them were/are rhetorical and with some thought by the reader the answer is within the question.

I'm doing my best to maybe have someone out there come to think about these things that go on daily (that we may give very little thought to) and plant a seed for thought that there is a reason for everything that goes on.

When we come to know ( if we do ) we much more appreciate them.

I do what I can to help some to think about the important question given and take my lumps along the way.

Thanks & Peace!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Would you favor us with the title ...

of this book ?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Most certainly

It's called "The Holy Bible"

It is deep within my heart and permeates my very being.

Thank you kindly for asking!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Questions

What is Bible ?
What is Holy ?
What is it that makes this "Bilbe" Holy?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Here is what

Bible means "Book"
Holy is that which is of God
This "Book" is "holy" because it was given to all mankind by God!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

This book

belongs to this God ?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

All things belong to God

This "Book" belongs to it's beholder!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

All things you say ?

Do I belong to God ?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Do you belong to God?

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein" ~ Psalm 24:1 ~

Yes, God has made all things, and all things are the Lord's as it is written, but not all things are "one with" God forever, as are His children for whom Christ died.

So as to your question, I ask you this:

Are you a true believer in Jesus Christ?
Are you "Born Again" by the very Spirit and working of God?
Do you care about your soul and where you will spend eternity?
Are you really seeking Truth?

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Why ?

Why do you answer a question with a question?

Do I belong to God? Yes or No?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

I do so because

Christ did so!

He did so when someone was not seeking a truthful answer but to entrap Him.

That is one reason they hated Him, because He always spoke Truth and it cut to their very heart.

I have been forthright and honest with your questions.

The answer to your question is in your very inability to answer mine!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I did ask first ...

... and you started to answer questions with questions.

Who has a inability to answer who?

The burden of proof lies on the person who is making the claims
" Holy Bible " and " all things belong to God " ect .

The questions stands,you claim all things belong to God

I ask once more

Do I belong to God ?

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Do you really care?

I have answered you but you are not being honest with yourself in answering yourself!

I have NO burden to prove ANYTHING to you!

If you really cared about God, and the things of God such as eternity & salvation then you would not be asking me but yourself!

You would be opening that "Book" and begin reading it fervently with prayer, hoping that this God whoever He is would hear you and move you close to Him.

You do not want an answer to your question, you want to find fault with me!

I have plenty of them just to let you know, but telling the truth is NOT one of them.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

The question remains ...

unanswered.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

I can only suggest to you

I suggest you open that "Book" and find out for yourself.

If you want nothing to do with that "Book" and what it has to say to you, then again.....YOU have YOUR answer!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I have opened the book

... the God of that Bible has many crimes against liberty to answer for.I shall list a few and we will se if you ignore my question a third time. The so called “God” of the Bible is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children. It always amazes me how many times this God orders the killing of innocent people even after the Ten Commandments said “Thou shall not kill”. For example, God kills 70,000 innocent people because David ordered a census of the people (1 Chronicles 21). God also orders the destruction of 60 cities so that the Israelites can live there. He orders the killing of all the men, women, and children of each city, and the looting of all of value (Deuteronomy 3). He orders another attack and the killing of “all the living creatures of the city: men and women, young, and old, as well as oxen sheep, and asses” (Joshua 6). In Judges 21, He orders the murder of all the people of Jabesh-gilead, except for the virgin girls who were taken to be forcibly raped and married. When they wanted more virgins, God told them to hide alongside the road and when they saw a girl they liked, kidnap her and forcibly rape her and make her your wife! Just about every other page in the Old Testament has God killing somebody! In 2 Kings 10:18-27, God orders the murder of all the worshipers of a different god in their very own church! In total God kills 371,186 people directly and orders another 1,862,265 people murdered.The God of the Bible also allows slavery, including selling your own daughter as a sex slave (Exodus 21:1-11), child abuse (Judges 11:29-40 and Isaiah 13:16), and bashing babies against rocks (Hosea 13:16 & Psalms 137:9). And just in case you are thinking that the evil and immoral laws of the Old Testament are no longer in effect, perhaps you should read where Jesus makes it perfectly clear: "It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away than for the smallest part of the letter of the law to become invalid." (Luke 16:17 NAB)

Go read your book. You will find all this to be true. And the truth will set you free.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Finally!

You finally came out in the open to expose yourself as one NOT wanting an honest answer, but to find fault, NOT with me, but with God!

So then, you believe the Bible? All of it or just some of it?
If you believe none of it, then your Scripture verses are non issue!

As for myself, yes, the Truth of God's Holy Word has made me free from ALL my sin and ALL my guilt, and because I am one of His, I also will spend eternity with Him who gave Himself for this wretched old sinner!

You can shake your very fist at the God of heaven if you so choose, but it will do you NO good, and only make your hatred grow to the great pleasure of satan who has his way with you and has poisoned your mind with this hatred.

In the end ( which is very soon to come ), He will destroy ALL who mock Him and believe not on Jesus Christ as Lord of their life.

Nothing you say or do can change any of this.

You still have the breath of life in you ( because of His long suffering with you ) and you still can come to Him for forgiveness if you will humble yourself and seek His face.

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

talk about exposing ones self

I notice you didn't debate any of my point in the last post just a bombastic response telling me of the ALMIGHTY and his blah blah blah ~ blah blah blah

we libertarians do tend to eat our own so I'll be the bigger person here.

Your Bible is a collection of state sanctioned fairy tales put together for the sole purpose of controlling peasant minds.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman philosopher and statesman 4 BC – AD 65

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Religion is of man, the Bible is of God

You have much company in your thoughts on this as the majority of the people in the world would agree with you and/or serve another god of their own ideas and of their own choosing other than the One True God of the Bible.

I am done in my replies to you.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I thought as much ...

You mean this Bible ?
The Bible that" is deep within my heart and permeates my very being.

The Bible where all this happens

1. God drowns the whole earth.
2. God kills half a million people.
3. God slaughters all Egyptian firstborn.
4. God kills 14,000 people for complaining that God keeps killing them.
5. Genocide after genocide after genocide.
6. God kills 50,000 people for curiosity.
7. 3,000 Israelites killed for inventing a god.
8. The Amorites destroyed by sword and by God’s rocks.
9. God burns two cities to death.
10. God has 42 children mauled by bears.
11. A tribe slaughtered and their virgins raped for not showing up at roll call.
12. 3,000 crushed to death.
13. A concubine raped and dismembered.
14. Child sacrifice.
15. God helps Samson kill 30 men because he lost a bet.
16. God demands you kill your wife and children for worshiping other gods.
17. God incinerates 51 men to make a point.
18. God kills a man for not impregnating his brother’s widow.

I'll stop there I think my point is made.
I hold no ill will with you but I should hope you would see past the 2000 year old propaganda and free your mind ... Peace

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Because many believe as you do, I will reply

Because there are many who think just as you do, I will say this:

Because there are so many who think as you do, and use God's very Word ( the Bible ) to point their finger at Him and accuse Him of being some terrible monster because He punished people back there in the Old Testament, I will try to explain that which I do know about why!

There is much about God that I do not know, and that nobody knows because we can only know the detailed things about Him by reading what He tells us about Himself in the Bible.

These haters of God, who use His Book, and pick out verses within His Book that show God punishing people, destroying people, and make him out to be some wicked being, by doing so they admit that they believe He exists, and they must believe at least these portions of His Book are true otherwise why get so angry and full of hate about something that just is not true.

They want to point their finger at God, instead of looking deep within themselves and all the sin that they have committed and still commit.

What WE do not fully understand is just how terrible sin is!
We do not see sin the way God sees it. God HATES sin!

We are ALL sinners...EVERYONE!

What you, and all the others that use your arguments backed with Scripture verses fail to mention is those verses that speak about the very love of God.

They never mention His call to all sinners for repentance of their sins and to turn unto Him for forgiveness.

No, they hang on to those things that THEY see as unfair or unjust when just the opposite is true.

They never mention how God, could send His only Son to earth and become man, and take upon Himself ALL the abominable sins of ALL those who would believe on Him so that they might be saved!

How could God do that to Jesus?

Why would His Son be so willing to do that for wicked sinners?

It's called LOVE!

LOVE like none other!

Yes, these haters of God, NEVER, EVER mention the cross at Calvary and the exhibition of love for ALL the world to know, that this God who punishes ALL sin, did so to His Son and therefore we sinners who would believe on Him could be made pure in His sight and live with Him forever.

I know that God is righteous and just in all His ways and that He is a God of great mercy.

I myself am living proof of that.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Now we are getting somewhere ...

There is much about God that I do not know, and that nobody knows because we can only know the detailed things about Him by reading what He tells us about Himself in the Bible.

http://www.dailypaul.com/267906/what-if-god-is-a-brutal-auth...

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Sin must be punished

Just as crimes in our society MUST be punishable according to the crime committed, so too is sin, and we ALL sin!

God offers a Way to forgiveness, only One Way, and that is because He is merciful.

Why would anyone stand before a judge in court, knowing they are fully guilty of the crime(s) charged with, mock and insult the judge who is offering them a solution to their penalty!

How foolish would that be!

I myself, nor anyone else speaking about these things can convince anyone other than what they want to accept as truth.

Only God can move one's heart to believe, and so I will rest my argument on this with the hope that someone out there reading all this will come to truth by the mercy of God Himself.

Peace!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Only God can ?

If God can and I don't wish to be moved.
Will God force me ?
SO if I don't ( Get Moved ) I'll be punished ?

I sound more and more like a slave in revolt.

DO as I say or be cast into the pit of Fire
Yes Massa

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Why?

For right now, forget about all those people you speak of in the Old Testament and look at yourself.
The fact is:
YOU ARE A SINNER!
I AM A SINNER!
ALL ARE SINNERS!

Will you dare deny that?

Now, start with yourself and ask wny you won't come to Him for forgiveness!

You believe the accounts written in the Bible so why don't you believe those accounts that speak of His great mercy unto all who call upon Him?

Will you dare say that nobody told you about His grace and mercy?
Will you blame Him for not audibly speaking to you so that you can believe all this?

They dared Him to "come down from that cross and we will believe you"

Will you be so bold as those wicked men?

Why won't you seek Him?

I truly hope you will!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

With Boldness ...

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Going for the record

If we keep this up my friend, we just may make the Guiness Book of Records! LOL

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

agree to disagree ...

Feel free to drop me a E-Mail

You have been a worthy debate partner

What I love about the DP I can meet fine people such as yourself

Peace in Liberty :)

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Thank You Sovereign

Right back atcha! :-)

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~