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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    Well I didnt massacre an entire village or sell people into slavery so I think I am ahead of the game. Lol
    I have never even had a parking fine, always been a good guy so I'm ok.
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    "Because the right isn't hate-filled."

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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    But if I do massacre a village I can still get in so I'm not too worried. Lol
    Yes, just say that you're sorry.
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    "Because the right isn't hate-filled."

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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by zyzygy View Post
    A lot of children abused by pedo priests did not spot him coming.


    2 Timothy 3:4-5
    4traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!

    The context was meant for those who would appear in godliness so as to deceive woman, not boys. Oh well, shoulda covered that one more broadly. But I guess they didn't have pederast back then.

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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesmoke View Post
    2 Timothy 3:4-5
    4traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!

    The context was meant for those who would appear in godliness so as to deceive woman, not boys. Oh well, shoulda covered that one more broadly. But I guess they didn't have pederast back then.
    Back then they separated the men from the boys. With crowbars.
    Originally Posted by Mashmont
    "Because the right isn't hate-filled."

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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mashmont View Post
    If you have one overriding goal for yourself, there will be no need for the others. That goal: to reach the Kingdom of Heaven.

    For years I was making resolutions, writing down goals, doing all the stuff the self-help gurus say to do to change behavior. Inevitably, I would forget about the goals and fall back. The goals were often related to personal income or weight loss or behavioral goals. But those faded because they were earthly goals. When I started thinking about the real purpose of life, and what the ultimate goal should be, to reach Heaven, then I made that my only goal, and a surprising thing happened. I found myself working on the other goals in the process to make myself the best person I could be. I started being diligent and disciplined with my exercise, my diet, my schedule, all without even trying, planning, or writing those goals down. It all became about one goal and one goal only: Heaven.

    "Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all these things will be given you besides." - Matthew 6:33. There is so much truth to that.

    Now as a Catholic, I have a lot of tools at my disposal to stay focused on the goal. Daily Mass, daily Holy Communion, the Rosary, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are tremendous assets and weapons. They help you keep your eye on the prize. But the added benefit is they make your earthly life go smoother and better.

    I say these things not to preach how great I am, but to try to help those who struggle with resolutions as I have. Another reason I posted is to hold myself accountable. I can read this and see how I'm still staying with it. I've stuck to this for a month now. So far, so good.
    I am not Catholic but I feel the same way. Whatever the afterlife is, that is our ultimate goal. And this does NOT mean waiting to die and hating life! Just the opposite. Our life is so much more joyful when we are trying to live the way our God wants us to.

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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by zyzygy View Post
    I have never even had a parking fine, always been a good guy so I'm ok.
    Pitiful if you think that's all being good means...
    "And your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it,” in case you should go to the right or in case you should go to the left." Isaiah 30:21

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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Pitiful if you think that's all being good means...
    Baby jesus says we are all good. You just need to read the code
    Originally Posted by*vegas giants*
    Wow. Glad you agree. Welcome aboard
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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesmoke View Post
    Mash is so faux. Spouting RC while exhibiting Himself otherwise. Unless, of course, somebody is who they say they are. And you buy it.
    But, I can't tell what makes you say he is "faux" RC (Roman Catholic). I'm confused.
    What is it about his post?
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    Re: Forget all those Goals and Resolutions: You Only need one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mashmont View Post
    I always look at the great lives of the canonized saints who were universally recognized as great people and were the most devout believers of God. That's probably the most tangible evidence there is.
    So....you're talking about role models?

    There are millions of role models - tangible evidence for God - and they are not necessarily Catholics or "canonized."


    I'm referring to former atheists who had set out to debunk God or the Bible, and ended up being converted by what
    they'd found out or personally experienced - not only did they convert to Christianity, but they've also become active apologists for Christianity.
    A couple high profile I can mention would be Lee Strobel, Simon Greenleaf, J. Warner Wallace.

    William Lane Craig and Francis Collins are also former atheists.


    So many Christians (not necessarily popular) - former atheists, have had their own personal experience with God.
    Two pastors that I know of were former atheists - Charles Price (now retired, who was instrumental to my rediscovery of Christ), and his successor Brett McBride - had given their own testimonies. McBride had started a ministry in inner cities after his conversion.
    Some are former Muslims/jihadists and gangsters etc., who had been converted by their own personal encounter with God.
    Countless people have been TRANSFORMED!

    They all give their own personal testimonies - which make them evidences for God!


    Some of the atheists we encounter in this forum - they might eventually be among those who'll end up like the former atheists
    mentioned above. Some could be future brothers in Christ waiting to happen.
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