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by J.K. Riki
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: CCG Bible Study
Topic: On Seeking
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

On Seeking

I am currently working on a short book that talks about Seeking, specifically seeking God and finding him, as is promised in the Bible. I was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts in general, or specifically? I'm going to be doing more biblical study on the terms and how it applies to/in Scriptu...
by J.K. Riki
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: CCG Bible Study
Topic: Think quick! Erm... I mean fast!
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Re: Think quick! Erm... I mean fast!

Fasting is one thing I do not do enough of, personally. It was never something I heard much about growing up, and I do not have an active spiritual community that does it now either. I have fasted in the past for specific purposes, and I found that it did indeed refocus my thoughts on God. It worked...
by J.K. Riki
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: CCG Bible Study
Topic: We Need More Threads in this Subforum
Replies: 10
Views: 2250

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 9:18 am
Forum: CCG Bible Study
Topic: Persecution of Christianity: We Were Warned
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

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 9:13 am
Forum: Prayer Requests and Praises
Topic: Prayer Request for High School
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

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 9:27 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

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 7:33 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

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 11:44 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Why Can't a Good Person Who Doesn't Accept Jesus Go To Heaven?
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

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
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Table Top RPGs
Topic: A Plague of Shadows
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

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
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Obscure Bible Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

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 8:05 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

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 3:14 pm
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: The Impact of Interstellar Aliens
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

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...
by J.K. Riki
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Spiritual Matters
Topic: The Impact of Interstellar Aliens
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: The Impact of Interstellar Aliens

On the other hand, if the aliens had never heard of Him, and no religion from their world seemed to match up with Christianity, we'd have a real dilemma. Would we, though? If we did, I think it would be an entirely invented dilemma. We get very caught up in the salvation of others, aliens or not. Y...
by J.K. Riki
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Prayer Requests and Praises
Topic: Pray for our trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Re: Pray for our trip

Enjoy every moment of it! :)

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