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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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  1. Hi Archie;

    I don’t remember anything before three years of age. I don’t think anyone remembers six months.

    If our spirit and soul are immortal, they were around before we came into the picture. If I don’t know what happened then, I won’t know what happens after either.

    Must be like a dreamless sleep.

    If our spirit and soul were not around and are mortal, that means we weren’t around before and will probably not be around after.

    The following was apparently told by Jesus. It is in the Gospel of Thomas which was discovered in 1945 and translated into English in 1959.

    “the Kingdom of God is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty.”

  2. Thank you Ichabod. Your logic is always good. I know you have put a lot of thought into mankind’s destiny. Faith is difficult to grasp…

    I am intrigued by the Gospel of Thomas. I’ll have to google it and see if I can find a free electronic copy. Unless, you have a copy handy?

    Take care and enjoy the summer! Stay one step ahead of the mosquitos..

    Your Texas friend,
    archi

  3. Hi Archie;

    I used to have it and got the quote from Wikipedia, however this site has the text:

    http://earlychristianwritings.com/thomas.html

    Another site which is educational in nature and none religious but more objective is http://www.religioustolerance.org/

    What the last site attempts to do is educate the reader on all religions in an impartial way and goes into quite a bit of depth in each one.

    It is extremely interesting when one discovers more about what one takes for granted.

    I suppose it is like birth. When we were kids I was taught the stork brought us. It wasn’t until I was twelve or thirteen I kind of figured it out and then finally someone explains it biologically and there is a process to it all.

    You discover all the fables about birth including kissing someone for too long are not true. 🙂

    There is much misrepresentation today in respect to woman’s role in faith.

    I understand Jesus treated women as equals to men. Many Christian faiths believe man is dominant and woman subordinate, witness Catholicism and other religions where female pastors and bishops are frowned upon. Catholicism considers itself Christian as does Jehovah’s Witness, Mormons and to a less degree Islam. Some religions almost treat women as sub human.

    It is believed Mary was in fact Jesus’s first disciple and after his death she takes on a primary role. That fits in with the Jesus as I see him in scripture, which is not quite the same as how others see him from reading the same text.

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