User Profile: bonniejean53

bonniejean53

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • November 25, 2014 at 7:19am

    I was told by my children’s pediatrician many years ago that the reason they give as many vaccines as possible in one dose because they fear the parents will not bring their children back in for the remainder of the regimen. I tend to agree, sadly it is probably true. Although I chose not to vaccinate, I will continue to fight for the right of the parents to make an “informed” decision.

  • [1] November 25, 2014 at 7:04am

    We need this article and we need more research because abortion is NOT the only reason infants die.

  • [1] November 12, 2014 at 1:37am

    Just because it is law does not make it right. Would you be this adamant about obeying Jim Crow laws?

  • [-1] November 11, 2014 at 11:03pm

    2 Timothy 2:23 New American Standard Bible:
    But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.

    1 Corinthians 2:14 (Amplified version) In Context | Whole Chapter
    But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

    1 Peter 3:15-16 English Standard Version:
    But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

    One of the commentors said (I’m paraphrasing), “time to sit back and watch the Christians bash each other.” Please, No! Regardless of what denomination, if any, you may claim as a Christian, first remember that we are “Followers of Jesus” above all else. Denominations were created by man not God. Anyone who truly wants to know what the Bible teaches should read the Bible. I would start with the New Testament, in any version you are comfortable with, contrary to popular belief, they all say the same thing using similar words.

  • [6] November 3, 2014 at 2:19am

    Nowhere did adv3r5ary ask you or anyone else to believe what they do. You must have had some really bad experiences with religious people. FYI, I am a follower of Jesus, if someone calls me religious it is an insult. Religion is man-made and full of rules that are not in the bible or were only valid in the old testament before the New Covenant. Jesus had his harshest words for the “Religious” leaders of His time because they laid such heavy burdens on the common man and added hundreds of “laws” on their own. Religious people make a show of who they want you to think they are, they are steeped in pride and rarely think beyond themselves. Those who truly try their best to live as Jesus tells us to on the sermon on the mount do not fit in that same category. I hope you will meet some true followers and see they are not pious or prideful or judgmental, there are many all around you, probably the quiet ones. Also, when was the last time you heard of a Christian family killing their own child because the left the faith? How many Christians have you heard of that marry young girls as soon as they hit puberty and can start reproducing? Who was the last Christian you heard of who strapped a bomb onto their 4 yr. old and told them to walk up to the nice soldiers?

  • November 3, 2014 at 1:25am

    fotojunkie, I have seen your link several times and I am concerned that people may be reading it and believing it. The verses in 1 Corinthians you are referring to are NOT referring to suicide. Suicide is not an unforgivable sin. According to Jesus the ONLY unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: http://carm.org/what-blasphemy-holy-spirit-can-christian-commit-it . Here is a link to multiple commentaries about 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, and there are many more commentaries available, please see the original Greek if necessary.
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+3%3A17&version=AMP

  • [1] November 3, 2014 at 12:52am

    Anniegetyourgun, You are correct about “absence from the body means presence with the Lord but why do you assume she is in the latter? No one knows her heart but The Lord. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that suicide is the unforgivable sin. It appears from so many posts I’ve read everyone has a different opinion on what sins are unforgivable. According to Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus states:
    http://carm.org/what-blasphemy-holy-spirit-can-christian-commit-it

  • [4] November 3, 2014 at 12:27am

    Wow, I have no idea where you are getting your information from but I know many Christians who have donated their organs and even some who have received them. Please don’t lump all of any group together and assume so much. Where did you read that she didn’t donate her organs? Her cancer had metastasized, how do you know if any of her organs were even viable?

  • November 3, 2014 at 12:13am

    This is such a gut wrenching story because of all the dynamics involved. I believe you are right about terminal people or chronically ill people will, at some point be made to feel guilty or selfish for continuing to live and that is a huge problem. What I wanted to touch on is your statement about how the Bible teaches us to judge. I made sure I went back and researched so as to be as accurate as possible. We are told not to judge each other, that’s God’s job. We are supposed to judge people’s actions. We must judge the murderer, the rapist, the thief, etc. The world would be in utter and complete chaos if we did not. The Bible tells us not to be a hypocrite which isn’t the same as a reformed thief not being allowed to tell someone else who’s stealing, that it’s O.K. because I used to do it. If that’s what you meant by judging hypocritically, not sure. I am as concerned as you seem to be about the potential abuse, especially because I do a lot of Hospice work.

  • [2] November 2, 2014 at 11:56pm

    The Bible teaches that we are not to judge each other, but we must judge a person’s behavior. Are we to not judge the murderer or the rapist, etc.? God will judge the individual when they are face to face but can you imagine what the world would be like if we never judged behavior? No laws necessary, no judges and juries, no jail? I may have missed the comments you are referring to about people judging her in an angry kind of way. I think most people felt so badly for her and her family we all hoped they would have more quality time.

  • November 2, 2014 at 11:48pm

    I don’t know if you saw this reply to an earlier comment, sorry if it’s redundant. You are correct in saying that suicide is a sin, so is lying (it doesn’t matter how ‘big’ the lie is to God), stealing- even a pack of gum. There are sins of omission where you should do something you know you are supposed to and you don’t. The point is, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t all sin to some extent. As far as Brittany goes, only The Lord knows where she will spend eternity, I watched a lot of interviews of her and she never mentioned God or spirituality at all, again, we do not know. Nowhere in the Bible does it state that suicide is an unforgivable sin. The only sin ‘Jesus states’ is ‘unforgivable’ is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 12:31-32.
    http://carm.org/what-blasphemy-holy-spirit-can-christian-commit-it

  • November 2, 2014 at 11:41pm

    Correction: Nowhere in the Bible does it state that suicide is an unforgivable sin. The only sin ‘Jesus states’ is ‘unforgivable’ is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 12:31-32.
    http://carm.org/what-blasphemy-holy-spirit-can-christian-commit-it

  • November 2, 2014 at 11:35pm

    Only The Lord knows her heart and whether or not she believed and accepted Him. Nowhere in the Bible does it state that suicide is an unforgivable sin. The only sin, as stated in the Bible, is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 12:31-32
    http://carm.org/what-blasphemy-holy-spirit-can-christian-commit-it

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  • [13] November 2, 2014 at 6:48pm

    I was raised steeped in Catholicism, 12 years in a Catholic school, every family member and friends were Catholic. We were taught there were “Catholics” and “Publics” and you do not mix. Not only were we taught about indulgences, we were taught the many ways they could be purchased. I don’t know how old you are but it wouldn’t take a lot of research to find lists of “sins” and the cost to be forgiven. My father was told by the head priest at the church and school we lived closest to could not be our parish because my father had married my mother (a divorcee’ who had been brutalized and beaten by her first husband, unfortunately she did not have enough money to “buy” an annulment). We were turned away UNTIL there was an exchange of a large amount of cash paid over 12 years. We kids were ‘allowed’ to go to school but my parents were never welcome at church. This is just my immediate family’s story and there was much I left out because this is a family newsite, I could tell you many other things that went on and so could many of the people reading these comments. I am glad for you that it appears you were never exposed to the very ugly side of this “Religion.” I am also glad to see that they are, at least, making a small effort to right the many wrongs perpetrated on people who were not allowed to speak out.

  • [7] November 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

    If you truly believe the Bible is the Word of God then you must accept it all. After all, who then, would have the right to tell us which scriptures to ignore?

    King James Bible:
    For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
    It can’t get any plainer than that. If you can find somewhere in the Bible where it says to pray to ANYONE ELSE, please quote chapter and verse so we may all see it.

  • [2] November 2, 2014 at 2:08pm

    There is so much misinformation in your response I barely know where to start. It’s going to take a while to be sure any info I give is properly sourced, which I intend to do, just can’t do it now. However, I will leave you with one question. Where and how did you come up with the misinformation about Luther recanting????? If you are going to make a statement like that you must source your material.

  • [5] November 2, 2014 at 1:22pm

    Noticed your moniker, interesting choice as too many people are educated well beyond their level of intelligence.

  • [5] November 2, 2014 at 1:14pm

    Are you defending the Bible or discrediting Luther? Luther was far from perfect, as am I. That does not mean he was wrong about what the Bible taught about being saved by Grace and not works (just one example). The subject up for discussion should be about what the Bible teaches, not what Martin Luther’s opinions were. Please sight your sources. Are these quotes from the Bible? (rhetorical question.)

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  • [4] November 2, 2014 at 1:08pm

    One definition of a cult is a religion whose doctrine, rites and rituals deviate from The Word of God AKA The Bible. When Luther studied the Bible he realized the Catholic church was deviating from scripture on 95 paramount tenants taught clearly and repeatedly in every original manuscript of The Bible, which is why many Bible scholars believe the Catholic church is a cult. This statement is intended to begin a discussion. If you want to argue the point you must first read the Bible, thoroughly then read what Martin Luther, a devout Catholic learned and placed in his treatise that led he and many other leaders of the Catholic church to the reformation. Please, have your FACTS straight and be able to give chapter and verse for your arguments. Otherwise, this will delve only into hearsay, heresy and name calling, particularly if you claim to believe what the Bible teaches. You must show it in how you talk to and treat others as Christ would.

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  • November 1, 2014 at 11:55pm

    Hey Zach, Interesting story and facts, however, it’s Daylight “Saving” Time, not, Daylight “savings” Time.

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