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by J.K. Riki
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: CCG Bible Study
Topic: We Need More Threads in this Subforum
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: We Need More Threads in this Subforum

people tend to prefer real time chat vs the old forum discussions Not sure who that is, but I am definitely not one of those people you refer to, personally. I find chatting on Discord rather empty and not nearly as deeply engaging. Real time chat is nice, but you don't get to dig into the meat of ...
by J.K. Riki
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: CCG Bible Study
Topic: Persecution of Christianity: We Were Warned
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Persecution of Christianity: We Were Warned

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are called sons of God. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be g...
by J.K. Riki
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests and Praises
Topic: Prayer Request for High School
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Prayer Request for High School

Firstly, never have to apologize for long posts. :) It is better to be understood in full than be brief and leave something important out! Will pray for peace and safety for you as you go through this time. My own experience in high school was rough, but you're right that having friends helps a huge...
by J.K. Riki
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: CCG Weight-loss Challenge
Topic: Discontinuing Soda for One Week
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Discontinuing Soda for One Week

Well said, agreed.

I know people on both sides of those things, too. Alcohol and smoking killed my father, and one of my best friends came back from drug addiction thanks to God's strength.
by J.K. Riki
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?

To have a sinful thought or temptation isn't what condemns you. It's the behavior that can grow from it if you indulge in such thoughts. It's certainly not that I disagree with you on the whole, only that you put a heavy emphasis on behavior and I simply expand to include thought/intention far more...
by J.K. Riki
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: CCG Weight-loss Challenge
Topic: Discontinuing Soda for One Week
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Discontinuing Soda for One Week

It certainly sneaks back in quickly. I tried to re-acclimate myself with "occasional gambling" just for fun and found that unfortunately even on occasion it ended up being bad for me, personally. So I have more or less eliminated it now, outside of extremely rare circumstances. It was simply not the...
by J.K. Riki
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?

because we're judged by what we say and do, not by what we think. I would say we are judged by what we say, do, AND think. I believe Scripture backs this up quite concretely. "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart." - Proverbs 21 “I the Lord search the heart and...
by J.K. Riki
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?

Personally - heretically hence why I do not teach it to others - I think we as humans get really caught up on the word Jesus in this instance. I think since we are all bad, we all need what Jesus has done: gone in our place in an act of mercy and grace. However I do not expect Heaven to be password-...
by J.K. Riki
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: CCG Weight-loss Challenge
Topic: Discontinuing Soda for One Week
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Discontinuing Soda for One Week

That's pretty impressive! Keep up the good work.
by J.K. Riki
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Table Top RPGs
Topic: A Plague of Shadows
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: A Plague of Shadows

Sounds like fun! I love a good game of DnD. Hope your players end up going where you plan for - mine never did. :P

Enjoy!
by J.K. Riki
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: CCG Weight-loss Challenge
Topic: Discontinuing Soda for One Week
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Discontinuing Soda for One Week

Keep at it. It will be hard but then it gets better, promise.

Have you shared your attempt with the family? Maybe they could not put it in front of you, if so!
by J.K. Riki
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Obscure Bible Question
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Obscure Bible Question

My suggestion is to find the verse and do a search for "(verse, book) exegesis" or "(verse, book) explained." You'll find a long list of commentaries by some very, very wise theologians who spent their entire lives on subjects such as these. Compiling the answers usually gets us to a good point of u...
by J.K. Riki
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!

May it be filled with peace, no matter how you celebrate it! Merry Christmas everyone. :)
by J.K. Riki
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: The Impact of Interstellar Aliens
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: The Impact of Interstellar Aliens

That said, not everybody believes there may be life out there, and I think the shock of finding out differently might be too much for some. Too true. Guess that is another reason to do our best to study now so that should such an event occur we can provide comfort for those who find the event faith...

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