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THE LATINATE WORD PURGATORY MEANS PURGATION OR BURNING BY FIRE IS CLEARLY ALLUDED TO IN THE NEW TESTAMENT LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS Contributed by g.asher a Flirkreno brother 1.A Catholic? Were in the Bible does say About Purgatory and praying to Mary? Purgatory: Look at 1 Corinthians 3:14–15: "If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire." You see, the Latinate word purgatory means a purgation or burning by fire. Paul in these verses refers to a purgation process whereby a man is saved even though his works are burned away. This is precisely what the Catholic Church teaches. A person at death who still has personal faults is prevented from entering into heaven because he is not completely purified. He must go through a period of purgation in order to be made clean, for nothing unclean will enter heaven (cf. Rev. 21:27). Praying to Mary (actually, we ask Mary to pray for us): The historic Christian practice of asking our departed brothers and sisters in Christ—the saints—for their intercession has come under attack in the last few hundred years. Though the practice dates to the earliest days of Christianity and is shared by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, the other Eastern Christians, and even some Anglicans—meaning that all-told it is shared by more than three quarters of the Christians on earth—it still comes under heavy attack from many within the Protestant movement that started in the sixteenth century. One charge made against it is that the saints in heaven cannot even hear our prayers, making it useless to ask for their intercession. However, this is not true. As Scripture indicates, those in heaven are aware of the prayers of those on earth. This can be seen, for example, in Revelation 5:8, where John depicts the saints in heaven offering our prayers to God under the form of "golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." But if the saints in heaven are offering our prayers to God, then they must be aware of our prayers. They are aware of our petitions and present them to God by interceding for us. Some might try to argue that in this passage the prayers being offered were not addressed to the saints in heaven, but directly to God. Yet this argument would only strengthen the fact that those in heaven can hear our prayers, for then the saints would be aware of our prayers even when they are not directed to them! In any event, it is clear from Revelation 5:8 that the saints in heaven do actively intercede for us. We are explicitly told by John that the incense they offer to God are the prayers of the saints. Prayers are not physical things and cannot be physically offered to God. Thus the saints in heaven are offering our prayers to God mentally. In other words, they are interceding. Another charge commonly levelled against asking the saints for their intercession is that this violates the sole mediatorship of Christ, which Paul discusses: "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 2:5). But asking one person to pray for you in no way violates Christ’s mediatorship, as can be seen from considering the way in which Christ is a mediator. First, Christ is a unique mediator between man and God because he is the only person who is both God and man. He is the only bridge between the two, the only God-man. But that role as mediator is not compromised in the least by the fact that others intercede for us. Furthermore, Christ is a unique mediator between God and man because he is the Mediator of the New Covenant (Heb. 9:15, 12:24), just as Moses was the mediator (Greek mesitas) of the Old Covenant (Gal. 3:19–20). The intercession of fellow Christians—which is what the saints in heaven are—also clearly does not interfere with Christ’s unique mediatorship because in the four verses immediately preceding 1 Timothy 2:5, Paul says that Christians should interceed: "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and pleasing to God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:1–4). Clearly, then, intercessory prayers offered by Christians on behalf of others is something "good and pleasing to God," not something infringing on Christ’s role as mediator. Sometimes Fundamentalists object to asking our fellow Christians in heaven to pray for us by declaring that God has forbidden contact with the dead in passages such as Deuteronomy 18:10–11. In fact, he has not, because he at times has given it—for example, when he had Moses and Elijah appear with Christ to the. m e e t i n g . m y s e l f .
i can't sleep tonight. i have been lying in bed, mind rambling through a thousand different things. one topic that keeps popping up tonight in the maelstrom of my mind is how happy i am that i finally met myself. some of you will understand exactly what i'm talking about when i say that up until i was about 35, i had no idea who i was. i didn't pay attention to the things that came out of my mouth or the thoughts that ran through my brain. i never sat down to ponder the opinions i thought i had. everything that i thought i liked or disliked was somehow woven into the fabric of someone else's personality, be it a spouse, a parent, a neighbor, a news commentator. it really didn't matter as long as it was someone who expressed an opinion within receiving distance of my ears. what they said was processed into the mush of gray play dough that i thought i was thinking with. maybe that sentence doesn't make sense but i can't sleep so we'll overlook that. however...when i was 35, i had the exhilarating experience of having my life destroyed. yeah. destroyed. i lost everything i thought i valued except for my children and the roof over our heads and we were, at one point, only days away from losing even that and living in the car that was eventually, and ironically, repossessed. it was a long fall and don't let anyone ever make the mistake of thinking they are financially secure enough not to worry about that. some wise person once told me that whatever one fears the most will certainly happen and, at least in my case, this could not have been more true. only now, with that proverbial hindsight, do i realize that destruction can be magical. only when i had lost everything, only when everyone (and boy do i mean EVERYONE) that i thought cared for me had turned their backs on me in my time of very desperate need, did i meet the person who had always been there through thick and thin, the person who would NEVER abandon me, the person who had silently cried when i cried and would die when i died. carrie. believe it or not, i even tried going to church when the walls came tumbling down. that didn't help and, in fact, all i heard from every religious source i attempted to tap into was that *I* should re-establish ties with all those people who abandoned us, betrayed us, suddenly didn't know we existed. there was a strong tone of negativity in every word they spoke to me and their counsel seemed to be aimed more at making sure i continued to sacrifice and continued to indulge in self-subjugation and denial than in becoming a healthy human being. then an acquaintance turned me on to the Drepung Loseling Monastery in atlanta. i went to a couple of evening meditation sessions for beginners and i was amazed and immediately comforted. their message had nothing to do with rules, regulations, laws or commandments. there was no punishment for screwing up. there was only reward and that reward was peace. i am not a buddhist. i am not anything. but buddhist philosophy helped me gain the skills i needed at the time to quiet the anguishing panic attacks i was having (especially while driving) and to clear other people out of my mind long enough to meet myself. after only a few sessions at the temple and talking to some of the kindest, most loving and generous people i've ever met, i started to learn about the real carrie. one extremely quiet young man said to me one evening on our way to the parking lot something that changed my life forever. you can't pour drinks for the people you care about when your own pitcher is empty. what this wonderful, anonymous person was telling me was that if one doesn't love himself, there is no love to give to anyone else. you can't give what you don't have and that first supply must come from somewhere. when i say 'love' i do not mean thinking yourself the best and brightest and everyone else as slightly less. i don't mean self-importance. i mean having compassion for oneself. forgiving oneself for things in the past that we might be ashamed of. indulging oneself in things that bring pleasure. learning to comfort oneself during grief, misfortune or anxious times. this is not a done deal. this thing about knowing oneself and loving oneself, i wasn't born with it. i'm trying my damnedest to acquire it and not only acquire it but apply it in every area of my life. it's not easy. hey, i'm human, right? but i listen to what i say now. i actually think before i speak. i consider and ponder every opinion i claim as my own to make sure it is *right* and by *right* i mean forwarding peaceful, loving, happy, healthy relationships and circumstances. maybe that is what heaven really is....achieving those simple things that none of us seem to be able to define in this country anymore. today, war apparently equals peace. tyranny has suddenly morphed into freedom and liberty now means security. i wish america as a country could try to love herself a little more. the magic that
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