- I care what some people think, how about you?
But that doesn’t mean I am going or not going to do this or that.
- The universe is just a bunch of particles. But God may reward us for being brave for a just cause.
- Yes, may our Yes be Yes and our No be No!
To Kirk A. Booher if I’m honest, in this context of going for “it” I do not care what people think unless they came to cheer and give me high fives. That I can use. #6 Let me think on it more.
To Kirk A. Booher I did think about #6 more. I think now there is no maybe. There is a reward every single time.
To Alberto Vaca I suppose to be more specific in the may is when the reward will show up; either sooner or later, this side of heaven or the other.
And also if they will pass the fire test of 1 Cor 12-15 : 12If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, 13his workmanship will be evident, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will prove the quality of each man’s work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as if through the flames.
To Alberto Vaca In regard to 3, that is a good point, if ‘it’ is ‘truly good, an essential, a solid principle’ then sure, I get ‘it’ 😉 If ‘it’ is a preference, well then that might be selfishness.
Unity in essentials (required)
Grace in non-essentials (preferred)
Love in all (liberal)
To Kirk A. Booher Well, that’s the thing. The fire is symbolic of a thing to fear. That takes bravery. And i think bravery is the workmanship of one’s bravery is to stand a test. But each moment in the fire is a different test. Not just one test. Good analogy from the Bible. With regard to your regard to #3, that brings up an interesting question. May it not be that one man’s principle is another man’s preference?
To Kirk A. Booher Very interesting the Unity, Grace, Love framework. Could you tell me where you reference that? The Bible? Your own construct?
To Alberto Vaca I think it’s Biblically supported but not based on a singular scripture.
I have heard it a few times from the pulpit and elsewhere. It is a tried and true saying for sure.
Perhaps I will write a devotional on it.
To Alberto Vaca Principled Essentials stand on their own merit regardless of our own opinion because God created them as such.
It is a big problem and all too common when they get swapped intentionally or unintentionally.
In a religious or political context, when one attempts to make an Essential to be a Preference, the organization becomes watered down, luke warm and licentious. Often extreme left.
On the other hand, when a Preference is made an Essential, then it become dogmatic, austere and cultish.
Often extreme right.
And like Paul said, without love we can’t do nothing eternal, nothing will pass the fire. Like spiritual impotence.
That must be why Loving makes up Commandment #1 (God) and #2 (People), don’t ya think 🤔?
To Kirk A. Booher well, I can’t imagine bravery is bravery without love. Might just be stupidity but what’s the difference (those of us who know). 😉
To Alberto Vaca Yes, differences which compliment, which add variety; which are unique; are the spice of life. God’s creation displays a wide variety of species and in each species there more variety. Yet, each species knows its role.
Furthermore, are there not absolute truths which are true for everyone in their ordination?
There is a God and you nor I are He, yet we are made in His image.
Life is precious and should not be taken for granted. It’s all too fragile so we should make the most of it.
What goes around, comes around.
Sin rots and affects us all, thus the need for Jesus’s salvation.
If you play with evil, you will get burned sooner or later.
A mind becomes what it thinks about.
God made man and women to be fruitful and multiple. To have dominion over the earth and be good stewards of it.
God expects an increase with talents and time He gives.
The 10 commandments are not suggestions.
There is a devil and he is a cunning liar.
Love God, love others.
The borrower is servant of the lender.
A penny saved is a penny earned yet if you don’t invest there is no growth.
We all have the same amount of time in a day.
Life can be hard but God is always good.
And so on…
Alberto, Got a few to add or edits?
To Kirk A. Booher probably yes. Several thousand to add. But to what end? Purpose.
To Alberto Vaca listing and pondering maxims and essentials is a good exercise and review…if we don’t stand for something we may fall for anything is the purpose, I suppose…there are universal truths and personal preferences, we each have our own freewill to choose those to a certain extent…the duty is ours, the results are God’s
To Alberto Vaca If some of those which I listed are indeed ‘probables’ then the ones which are not true can not be essential core absolute universal principles 😜
My goal is to distinguish the difference from more than my perspective.
To do that, I shall look to:
- God’s Holy Word
- Other Christian views
- Other intelligent views
- Nature & Science in operation
- Personal life experiences
Have a great day and I didn’t mean to drag you down this rabbit hole 🙂
I am going to transfer this to my blog and you are more than welcome to join me there.