Eze 47:2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
Eze 47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
Eze 47:4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
Eze 47:5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
Oldspice, lol...thank you for the compliment but do not be intimidated as I was the first time I met H.S. and his buddies.
I almost clicked the whole site away because they were so 'deep' into discussions. But, I decided I would jump in. They all were very gracious, capable of teaching, correcting with love and true fellowship. With all sincerity and love I compliment my Brother H.S. in that he has taught me so very much about reading/studying scripture and about scripture, itself. He neither sugar-coats his beliefs nor coddles, which are qualities I truly appreciate in a friend. He is indespensible as friend, counselor, teacher, and Brother in Christ. I look forward to you, Oldspice, hanging around and keeping your place in our discussions. Everyone brings their own 'flavor' when they particpate. And don't EVER think that you are not 'deep' enough for discussions. I am a simple "hick", stay-at-home wife and mom of 7 with no formal theological/philisophical training. I just happen to have been raised by parents who encouraged an inquisitive mind. Hence, my sometimes juvenile need to ask "Why?" As the scripture above shows me...you just have to keep going a little deeper...a little deeper...as you are led by The Holy Spirit.
lol...take a look at this:
Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw
him: and I will raise him up at the last day. G1670
Probably akin to G138; to drag
(literally or figuratively): - draw. Compare G1667.
Must we really be dragged to God? Hmmm.....
Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
being "dragged" was almost funny...at first...then...thinking about it...it's quite serious. :-|
Read your last post again, H.S. Wow! That's profound! I missed it the first time.
\ If one is quiet...just sit and think about that whole concept you put in there...slowly...thoroughly...you can easily see the cirlce of The Trinity.
okay...I have "gears" working too fast to keep posting...gonna have to quit here before I strip one! lol
See you boys tomorrow....
p.s. - keep at it oldspice. You are an answer to our prayers: someone else to participate in discussions beside us. Thank you!