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Giving Thanks

Posted by madmadmadonna 
Giving Thanks
August 10, 2014 09:46AM


Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 11, 2014 04:08PM
Why would you thank someone who could easily help you out but chooses not to?
Re: Giving Thanks
August 11, 2014 07:42PM
Okay, let me give you an example. Suppose I am married to Indy. Then I meet you and fall in love with ya. But honoring the sanctity of marriage, I decide not to leave Indy and elope with you.

According to you, I shouldn't thank God since I am not getting the person I am supposed to love - you! BUT, I'd still want to thank God for having given me the opportunity to get to know this wonderful man called DICK though I am still stuck with old Indysmiling smiley

Got it?

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 12, 2014 12:12AM
Why would a "wonderful man" be called "Dick"?

There's the flaw in the theology.
Re: Giving Thanks
August 12, 2014 06:22AM
Indy! Wrote:
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> Why would a "wonderful man" be called "Dick"?

Calling him wonderful has shocked him into silence...see my logic?

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 12, 2014 03:37PM
madmadmadonna Wrote:
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> Okay, let me give you an example. Suppose I am
> married to Indy. Then I meet you and fall in love
> with ya. But honoring the sanctity of marriage, I
> decide not to leave Indy and elope with you.
>
> According to you, I shouldn't thank God since I am
> not getting the person I am supposed to love -
> you! BUT, I'd still want to thank God for having
> given me the opportunity to get to know this
> wonderful man called DICK though I am still stuck
> with old Indysmiling smiley
>
> Got it?


That would be like thanking a robber who robbed you of everything you had with you, including your car, but who then decided to leave you with cab fare home. I don't see it.
Re: Giving Thanks
August 12, 2014 06:54PM
Dick Wrote:
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> That would be like thanking a robber who robbed
> you of everything you had with you, including your
> car, but who then decided to leave you with cab
> fare home. I don't see it.

Well, there's always the cab driver...

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 12, 2014 11:35PM
Maddie, what if what we want is for our dying loved one to recover from their illness. If they pass away, should we still thank the Lord?
Re: Giving Thanks
August 12, 2014 11:53PM
Navy2711 Wrote:
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> Maddie, what if what we want is for our dying
> loved one to recover from their illness. If they
> pass away, should we still thank the Lord?

Yes. For ending their suffering. Everyone has a shelf life on this earth. Who are we to stop the process?

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 13, 2014 12:34AM
"Yes. For ending their suffering."

Who said they were suffering? Or, if they were suffering, that they wanted to end it? Maybe they wanted a few more days, or months, out of life even though they were suffering.

"Who are we to stop the process?"

Who said anything about stopping? Maybe we just wanted them to live a little longer.

Sounds like you're reaching for explanations as to why the quote in the OP should be true.
Re: Giving Thanks
August 13, 2014 12:57AM
That's like my friend who was born again. He still had no problem going to the dog track with us even though I doubt his god looked fondly upon gambling. On the way into the place he would claim god was going to help him pick winners and then on the way out after he had lost all his money he was still thanking god because losing meant the lord had something bigger in store for him later. smileys with beer
Re: Giving Thanks
August 13, 2014 06:11AM
Indy! Wrote:
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> That's like my friend who was born again. He still
> had no problem going to the dog track with us even
> though I doubt his god looked fondly upon
> gambling. On the way into the place he would claim
> god was going to help him pick winners and then on
> the way out after he had lost all his money he was
> still thanking god because losing meant the lord
> had something bigger in store for him later.
> smileys with beer

You hang out with the right people. Maddie approves smiling smiley

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 13, 2014 06:42AM
Navy2711 Wrote:
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> "Yes. For ending their suffering."
>
> Who said they were suffering? Or, if they were
> suffering, that they wanted to end it? Maybe they
> wanted a few more days, or months, out of life
> even though they were suffering.
>
> "Who are we to stop the process?"
>
> Who said anything about stopping? Maybe we just
> wanted them to live a little longer.
>
> Sounds like you're reaching for explanations as to
> why the quote in the OP should be true.

Answer to all your questions is simple. We do not decide our time on this earth. God has a plan. A plan that ultimately benefits us. Things will proceed as per His plan. You just chill. Let Him take over smiling smiley

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 13, 2014 07:05AM
That's correct Maddie... We don't decide our time on this Earth...

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. winking smiley
Re: Giving Thanks
August 13, 2014 07:22AM
tuk22 Wrote:
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> That's correct Maddie... We don't decide our time
> on this Earth...
>
> All we have to decide is what to do with the time
> that is given us. winking smiley

thumbs up

Maddie
Re: Giving Thanks
August 14, 2014 11:39PM
Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

- Jesus, as reported in John 14:13,14

Hmmm. I'll say that that's not true.

Of course if it were true, then there would be no need to thank the "Lord" for not giving you what you asked for, right?
Re: Giving Thanks
August 14, 2014 11:42PM
"as reported" ?

smiling smiley
Re: Giving Thanks
August 14, 2014 11:53PM
Horns,

That is Jesus speaking to his disciples...
Re: Giving Thanks
August 14, 2014 11:58PM
So are you saying that it was meant only for his original disciples, but not for all believers?
Re: Giving Thanks
August 15, 2014 12:04AM
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. ( with the addition of verse 12 )

Sounds like Jesus was talking about all believers.
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