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Author Topic: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY  (Read 2501 times)

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Gina

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SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« on: July 03, 2012, 06:39:56 PM »


"You blind guides, which strain out a gnat and SWALLOW A CAMEL" (Matt. 23:24).

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Gina

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 07:01:22 PM »

"...And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner."  (Luke 18:13)
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Gina

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 07:06:05 PM »

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Kenneth Clark

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 08:11:34 PM »

Jesus kept the Torah...Matthew; Mark, Luke, and John are Old Testament scriptures...correct me if im wrong...if one will look at the book of Matthew, one would see that the Pharisees asked Jesus why he and His deciples didnt wash their hands before eating...well if we go back to the Law of Moses, there is no comandment of washing of the hands in the Torah...the Pharisees have TWO Torahs the written and the oral...the written is Gods Word, and the oral is a man made Pharisee tradition that Jesus rebuked...likke the washing of the hands.
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Gina

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 08:46:51 PM »

I heard that too. 
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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 10:41:43 PM »

Hi folks,

sometimes washing ones hands before serving food to a guest is just the hosts genuine courtesy toward those who come under his/her roof. Foot washing was similar years ago when travelers had accumulated gritty dust in their sandals and were seeking some relief from the irritation. Neither courtesy proves a person's righteousness, just their thoughtfulness toward their guests.

Indianabob
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Gina

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 01:46:19 AM »

Certainly Bob.  But it's my understanding we're talking about the kind of ritualistic, overly-complicated hand-washing that required a man have three sets of arms and hands, not just one; and put in place by the pharisees, not as a common courtesy practice, but rather as a way to trap and trip up people for God knows what!

If people didn't do the ritual hand washing, was there a certain punishment they were subject to?  Or were they simply shamed publicly?

Well, anyway...  :)
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Kenneth Clark

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »

exactly.
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Kat

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 05:41:14 PM »


It is in Matt 12 and Mark 2 where there is the story where Jesus and the disciples went into the cornfield to pick ears to eat.

Mat 12:1    At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

But the Pharisees accused them of breaking the Sabbath, doing labor to pick the ears to eat.

Mat 12:2    And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!"

Now Jesus comes back to explain there was more to the Sabbath than just not doing any kind of physical work.

Mat 12:3    But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
v. 4    "how he entered the house of God and ate the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?
v.  5    "Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?
v. 6    "Yet I say to you that in this place there is [One] greater than the temple.
Mat 12:7    "But if you had known what [this] means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' [fn] you would not have condemned the guiltless.

So the Pharisees thought they were the righteous ones and had gotten Jesus on something, breaking the Sabbath. But what they did not seem to know was that they were accusing the One who created the Sabbath and knew perfectly well it's purpose.

mercy, peace and love
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Gina

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 06:09:01 PM »

Right on.
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dave

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2012, 12:26:22 PM »

"But what they did not seem to know was that they were accusing the One who created the Sabbath and knew perfectly well it's purpose. " Kat

And HE IS the Sabbath.
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Gina

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 01:14:10 PM »

Exactly.  He is our REST and our peace.  aaaahhhh 

See, it's not happiness we're looking forward to.  It's peace of mind.  "...  let this mind be in you."

"...  and there was a great calm

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Deborah-Leigh

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Re: SOMETIMES MANíS GREATER SIN IS TRYING TO BE HOLY
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 02:55:53 PM »



Amen ! ~ :)
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