John and Doves,
how He loves you and me!!
can be no debate about this.
entire focus is always to say two things simultaneously.
First and foremost, we belong
to Jesus. Secondly, we always belong to
Whenever we talk to our Abba [Daddy] in prayer,
there are three things, even four to keep in mind:
1. God is Love. [1 Corinthians
13, 1 John 4]
2. God is Sovereign. [Isaiah
46:9-10, Isaiah 55]
3. God is Willing and Able. [2
Kings 19:31, Isaiah 9:6-7]
4. God is the Becoming One--His Name
tells us that He is always exactly what we need
[Psalm 22:24, Psalm 34:7, Psalm 46, Psalm 68]
I am not God, I cannot make any absolute claims by my own authority. I can
only say what I hear from the Word:
"For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if
we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore,
whether we live or die, we are the
the LORD's is a good thing, for Jesus says to
"'...Because I live, you will live
also.'" John 14:19b
1 Cor 10:31
(30 Apr 2011)
"Pablo, Barry A & Michael Colunga: my thoughts, & BE
While I know you all *meant well* with your posts about
suicide & what will happen to people when they stand before God
after having done that....
I know you, Michael, not sure if you others were aware that
Kristy Bridges (poster here) wrote that her husband just took his own
life here very, very recently!!! And so, while some were merely posting
prayers & thoughts towards her & her family; others may not have
been aware of that & perhaps see it as time to start up "the same ol'
I know you mean well towards those who are in
search of truth, and I know which side of the debate my own thoughts fall
on as well, [hopefully on the Biblical side] but I just wondered if
RIGHT NOW was the best time to be discussing this? I'm sure Kristy
has thought of all these things herself, but right now she's got her hands
full just trying to get through one day ~ even ONE HOUR at a time!!
Burying her husband....and dealing with a MOUNTAIN of grief which does
not end & then "life back all to tidy & normal" like a Leave it to
Beaver show ~ this will go on forever!! Add to that, helping take
care of her son, and carrying on about life as best she can....
She can definitely use the prayerful support right now -- instead of
Christians allowing this to turn into another argument. So
I'm merely asking that we all be SENSITIVE towards this, and towards
Thing is, no one can ever know what a suicidal person was
thinking in his or her last moments. IMHO, it's not *always* a
premeditated thing; I very much think that drugs ~ YES, even PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS can cause such severe side effects in a person that it can bring on
suicidal thoughts. Even though we know that suicide is
wrong, I've known people to get suicidal thoughts just from something "as
simple" as antibiotics Z-pack.
Let's all keep telling the truth ~ but please be kind &
sensitive when someone is hurting so deeply & in a way that most of
us could never begin to imagine.
I know you care about that!