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  1. Hazelelponi

    Should someone who is saved pray for the salvation of someone who is not saved?

    Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? Are we begging God to do His Will? (I think He doesn't need our permission) Or are we praying to God to conform our wills to His perfect Will? Yes...
  2. Hazelelponi

    Ought I Abandon My Hobby

    There seems no reason to connect your trials to photography. I'm curious, when you see photographs what do you see? Do you see the hand of God in His Handiwork? Or just meaningless but perhaps cool pictures of stuff? Do you connect beauty to God?
  3. Hazelelponi

    Ought I Abandon My Hobby

    I'm a hobbyist photographer and artist and I feel perfectly comfortable creating art that doesn't involve trying to recreate anything of the heavenly realm, including Christ. However, I dont see or have any issues with basic photography and art that exists outside the above framework. I do...
  4. Hazelelponi

    On this Virus from China

    Also - the speed of which the Chinese have already provided genome sequencing for the virus? lol... that speed was blindingly fast.. I find that a tad suspect too coming from the Chinese.. it's easy to imagine they already had the sequencing done..
  5. Hazelelponi

    On this Virus from China

    This is spread via human to human contact at this point. Some are guessing this came from the original sars virus from a bat mutating and jumping to another animal and then jumping to humans which can now be passed human to human. However, with the close proximity of two Chinese labs where...
  6. Hazelelponi

    On this Virus from China

    From what scientists are saying (who are doing the genetic testing of this virus) there a are a couple important points. First. This is a new virus. Second. It has 86.9% of its genetic markers in common with Sars found in bats. The mutation is a 1 time mutation (again, this is brand new...
  7. Hazelelponi

    What did Jesus Look Like?

    If you recall Athens was a Greek city which Paul said was "wholly given over to idolatry". The Bible is full of condemnation, both old and new testaments, for those who make idols, or engage in any kind of idolatry. As we know, all sin is born first in the mind, then flows outward... Jesus...
  8. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    I don't disagree with you and don't personally see anything wrong with what your saying... We all have our own opinions I suppose, or our own way of wording the same things, or our own approach to scripture... I see nothing wrong with yours, it's probably very similar to my own. Except I...
  9. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    I don't think it's that at all.. It's more a matter of at what point are you just law keeping.. We have a responsibility to the covenant, in my faith which may or may not be slightly different than others. Through the Spirit we keep the law more fully, yet it can never be said we keep it...
  10. Hazelelponi

    Hurt by Family, Facing Crisis

    Everyone has family drama to one degree or another, and it sounds like your family has its fair share too. Take heart from that at least, your not alone with drama. Do whatever you feel is right, but don't take the entire burden on your shoulders.... don't tear yourself up.
  11. Hazelelponi

    Hurt by Family, Facing Crisis

    I've been through the deaths of both my father (who was very close to me) as well as my daughter; both were lost to cancer. My thoughts on your post are two fold, first, my heart goes out to you I know this is very difficult and your dealing with an array of emotions, you have my prayers...
  12. Hazelelponi

    Antisexuality

    No, because I said they don't seem to be coming from a healthy place. To use unhealthy instead, I would have needed to leave out the "don't" and just say this seems to be coming from an unhealthy place. Either means the same, but the way I worded it with the word "don't" in play required a...
  13. Hazelelponi

    Antisexuality

    Your posts don't seem to me, to be coming from a healthy place. If reading people say the marriage bed is sanctified by God and thus not evil (a biblical position) is somehow a horrific experience for your mind, then perhaps your having problems that are farther reaching than "sex". Maybe...
  14. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    Replacement theology isnt a theology, it's the insulting term for covenant theology so given by its detractors. But make no mistake, when people say replacement theology they are referring to covenant theology. I do know the difference between it and dispensationalism though. As for my...
  15. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    Yeah, I have to say I'm unconvinced as well that any of these discussions are actually fruitful... My husband always says that when posting online your not making your case to the person who's arguing with you, but rather your making your case to the potential future reader. But he has such...
  16. Hazelelponi

    Work Spouse

    I'm not jealous, which is partly why it doesn't bother me in the least for another woman to say it about my husband. But we were both pretty close to my husbands team and the other managers. Nearly all of them asked at one point or another for me to adopt them.. and several just called me mom...
  17. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    What you said was what I believe in makes me antisemitic... lol. I don't think you'd recognize real antisemitic beliefs if that's the case. I can say I used to be antisemitic, but I wasn't Christian then either when I was. Believing what the Bible teaches is true, does not an antisemite...
  18. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    I believe in covanent theology so I guess you would label me "antisemitic"... Dispensationalism is my definition of unbiblical theology. so we will leave it at that since I don't need others telling me what I am or am not. I have the Holy Spirit who can do that far better and more truthfully.
  19. Hazelelponi

    Torah Observant Christians.

    Oh okay.. makes sense thanks for the clarification. We have a law, but it's the law of the Spirit instead of the law of the flesh, so there is still a morality the Spirit filled Christian should abide, but it's not law keeping, and it's made possible via the Spirit of Christ, and done in His...