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Post by Fainn » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:58 pm

Since breaking up with Messianic Judaism, I hav er been happier than I've been in years.

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Re: Happy

Post by coco » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:20 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: Happy

Post by hugodrax » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:20 pm
:D :D :D
+ :D
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Re: Happy

Post by Goose55 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:40 am

Fainn wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Since breaking up with Messianic Judaism, I hav er been happier than I've been in years.

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I became acquainted with a lady, a Sephardic (Spanish) Jew who was Messianic. I got the impression she was not very confident about her salvation.
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

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Re: Happy

Post by Adam Z » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:31 am

Pietism... ugh. Glad to hear you've been liberated from that, Fainn.

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Re: Happy

Post by FredS » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 am

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:40 am
Fainn wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Since breaking up with Messianic Judaism, I hav er been happier than I've been in years.

Sent from my SM-J337A using Tapatalk
I became acquainted with a lady, a Sephardic (Spanish) Jew who was Messianic. I got the impression she was not very confident about her salvation.
My prayer for Fainn is that he will be released from the feelings of guilt and uncertain salvation as he discovers new revaluation in his new church home. You're still carrying the feeling that God is punishing you for past sins. While it's certainly true that we carry the scars of our past, the punishment has been laid at the foot of the cross. It's done Fainn. Over. Paid in full. Go forward with the full knowledge that you are His child and every day is a new opportunity to be better than yesterday. You won't always be happy - the 'new' will wear off a little - but you should always have certainty that He won't abandon you.
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Re: Happy

Post by Thunktank » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:23 am

I’ve left churches a few times, I can relate.
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Re: Happy

Post by Fainn » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:56 am

FredS wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 am
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:40 am
Fainn wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Since breaking up with Messianic Judaism, I hav er been happier than I've been in years.

Sent from my SM-J337A using Tapatalk
I became acquainted with a lady, a Sephardic (Spanish) Jew who was Messianic. I got the impression she was not very confident about her salvation.
My prayer for Fainn is that he will be released from the feelings of guilt and uncertain salvation as he discovers new revaluation in his new church home. You're still carrying the feeling that God is punishing you for past sins. While it's certainly true that we carry the scars of our past, the punishment has been laid at the foot of the cross. It's done Fainn. Over. Paid in full. Go forward with the full knowledge that you are His child and every day is a new opportunity to be better than yesterday. You won't always be happy - the 'new' will wear off a little - but you should always have certainty that He won't abandon you.
Yeah, I know the honeymoon period will be over at some point.
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Re: Happy

Post by Goose55 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:19 pm

Fainn wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:56 am
FredS wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 am
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:40 am
Fainn wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Since breaking up with Messianic Judaism, I hav er been happier than I've been in years.

Sent from my SM-J337A using Tapatalk
I became acquainted with a lady, a Sephardic (Spanish) Jew who was Messianic. I got the impression she was not very confident about her salvation.
My prayer for Fainn is that he will be released from the feelings of guilt and uncertain salvation as he discovers new revaluation in his new church home. You're still carrying the feeling that God is punishing you for past sins. While it's certainly true that we carry the scars of our past, the punishment has been laid at the foot of the cross. It's done Fainn. Over. Paid in full. Go forward with the full knowledge that you are His child and every day is a new opportunity to be better than yesterday. You won't always be happy - the 'new' will wear off a little - but you should always have certainty that He won't abandon you.
Yeah, I know the honeymoon period will be over at some point.
No church is perfect. There are some real doctrinal issues I have with evangelical Christianity. One of them, the compulsive insistence upon seeing "hell" as literal eternal conscious torment. This is not trustworthy biblical hermeneutics, for there is much in scripture that shows the wicked will cease to exist.
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

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