December 16, 2005 at 2:09 PM #24821
People with strong feelings of respect for their minds and bodies typically avoid situations that are potentially harmful and they don’t compromise their own beliefs or put themselves down to please others. They accept their identities, such as businesswoman, father, or baker, without feeling pressured to become anxious over what they are not. Self-respect means being able to take responsibility for one’s own actions, accepting the consequences without worrying about the opinions of others. Self-respecting people have the courage to fix their mistakes. There can be pride in self-respect, in taking satisfaction in positive accomplishments and honorable behaviors. It is a form of contentment, yet one that strives always to reach new heights of goodness, self-control, and caring. People with self-respect tend to encourage self-respect in others by reminding them that everyone has value and everyone is deserving of acceptance. But self-respect is not something taken from others. It is a wonderful feeling that comes to us when we begin to realize the good within ourselves.JohnQ Fall seven times, stand up eight.
December 15, 2005 at 2:32 AM #24623
Why are people so close minded and afraid of new ideas and concepts? I’ve read that book almost 20 times but my faith and my belief in the Lord was not shaken… Actually I find jhis writting cool and revolutionary… I don’t think the Lord will burn my poor wee soul for reading such books… ’nuff said!
November 21, 2005 at 8:47 PM #22382
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Noy, thanks for the warning…..We’ll take heed.
Your Inner World creates Your Outer World
When you change the way you look at things…….the things you look at will change.
November 21, 2005 at 2:53 PM #22361
Two particular books, Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neil D. Walsh, sound harmless enough by their titles alone. These books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and thesepublications make truth of the statement, “Don’t judge a book by its cover/title.”The author purports to answer various questions from kids using the “voice of God”. However, the “answers” that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question “Why am I a lesbian?” his answer is that she was born that way because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with blue eyes, etc.). Then he tells her to go out and “celebrate” her differences.Another girls poses the question “I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?” His reply is, “Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong..”
Another question asks about God’s forgiveness of sin. His reply – I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is “judge not lest ye be judged”.And the list goes on. Not only are these books the false doctrine of devils, but in some instances even quote (in error) the Word of God. These books (and others like it) are being sold to school children (The Scholastic Book Club), and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children.Our children are under attack, so I pray that you be sober and vigilant about teaching your kids the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). And how many of us know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, and weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.Pass this on to every Believer (andeveryone else who might want to read the book and thus be mislead)you know. God bless!And, if in doubt, look at the books yourself.P. S. “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4JohnQ Fall seven times, stand up eight.
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