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  • Cresent_Moon_126

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    Every Christian should know that if you do that your going down there, but I know what it feels like, I tried, but something stopped me, I couldn't do it. And I was balling, no one knew either, I felt alone, but when it came down to it, I prayed, I asked God to help me, to not leave me. I never want to feel that way again, but I know Jesus is there with me through everything.

    With me, I usually don't cry, so if you saw me then, I swear you would have died and went to heaven, Lol. Well, sorry if I talked you to death.
    April 25th, 2009 at 11:05pm
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    Cresent_Moon_126:
    Every Christian should know that if you do that your going down there...
    I don't believe that.
    And I'm a Christian.
    I don't believe that suicide is a punishable sin.
    I don't consider it a sin at all, to be honest.
    I can't believe that if my last suicide attempt worked that a loving God would punish me for being depressed, betrayed, Bipolar, unmedicated, and taking matters into my own hands.
    I believe in a loving God, not the one of Christian dogma.
    April 26th, 2009 at 06:30pm
  • The Way

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    Suicide is just another controversial topic whose resolve too many Chrisitians are setting in stone.

    Only God knows what's in a person's heart as they took their lives that moment. It's no one else's business, no one is an expert on that claim, and shouldn't be going around spreading their opinion/interpretation of the Bible.
    April 28th, 2009 at 04:28pm
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    Suicide is just another controversial topic whose resolve too many Chrisitians are setting in stone.

    Only God knows what's in a person's heart as they took their lives that moment. It's no one else's business, no one is an expert on that claim, and shouldn't be going around spreading their opinion/interpretation of the Bible.
    I was thinking about that today as I walked home. I read something in a "Christianity explained for teenagers" kind of book some time ago about suicide. It was so... harsh, it said something along the lines that only weak people who don't believe hard/well enough end up committing suicide. I think the "Christian" thing to do is to help others when they're in need not mock them and tell them they're weak horrible persons -especially when they really don't need to hear it.

    I dropped the book after I read that, in general Christian books for teenagers are pretty idiotic and brain-washy. Well, the ones I've read.
    April 28th, 2009 at 05:02pm
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    kafka.:
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    Suicide is just another controversial topic whose resolve too many Chrisitians are setting in stone.

    Only God knows what's in a person's heart as they took their lives that moment. It's no one else's business, no one is an expert on that claim, and shouldn't be going around spreading their opinion/interpretation of the Bible.
    I was thinking about that today as I walked home. I read something in a "Christianity explained for teenagers" kind of book some time ago about suicide. It was so... harsh, it said something along the lines that only weak people who don't believe hard/well enough end up committing suicide. I think the "Christian" thing to do is to help others when they're in need not mock them and tell them they're weak horrible persons -especially when they really don't need to hear it.

    I dropped the book after I read that, in general Christian books for teenagers are pretty idiotic and brain-washy. Well, the ones I've read.
    Particularly if the completion of suicide occurs after a mental health problem. I mean, yes the person has some form of control over it but it is relatively out of their hands.
    April 28th, 2009 at 05:12pm
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    kafka.:
    I dropped the book after I read that, in general Christian books for teenagers are pretty idiotic and brain-washy. Well, the ones I've read.
    I agree. My favorite one was when they said "masturbation isn't mentioned in the Bible but you wouldn't want God to see you doing that, would you".
    -head desk-
    I really don't want God to see me have sex with my husband or take a dump either, but it doesn't mean it's a bad thing.
    April 28th, 2009 at 07:13pm
  • Cresent_Moon_126

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    About that Judas and suicide thing, who knows, he could have went to heaven, we'll never know until we get there, ya know, we don't know what God thinks.
    So, ya, just had to add that.
    April 29th, 2009 at 07:59pm
  • Gee Gerard!

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    Proud to be Christian, but not over the top. I love God, he loves us. Peace out.
    April 30th, 2009 at 11:42am
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    I <3 G+JC+HS yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! haha
    May 1st, 2009 at 03:27am
  • Jessica Lynn

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    Hello! I am Jessica. I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he came to die to free us of our debt, and I was baptized two years ago. I am really happy this thread is here. Its encouraging to me to see other christian here on Mibba.
    May 2nd, 2009 at 08:31am
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    Hello! I am Jessica. I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he came to die to free us of our debt, and I was baptized two years ago. I am really happy this thread is here. Its encouraging to me to see other christian here on Mibba.
    Amen, sister! heehee :)
    May 2nd, 2009 at 05:28pm
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    ^ I was about to say it to her too! But Amen to you too! :XD
    No Amen to all!
    May 3rd, 2009 at 01:21pm
  • Your.Pink.Diary

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    Hey! thought I'd pop by here.

    I'm curious... what demonination are you guys? I know it doesn't nessisarily matter, I'm just curious.

    I go to a pentecostal church but I don't really consider to be any demoniation, mostly becuase there are things in the ACC (Australian Christian Churches, the pentecostal demoniation my church in under... it's not Hillsong... gah!!) doctrine I don't particularly agree with, and therefore I don't feel right saying I'm pentecostal becuase that implies I have the same belifs as the doctrine. However, I know I would feel the same about any other doctrine... so I prefer to be demoninationaless (if that is even a word).

    I know at times and with certain topics there can be tensions between demoninations, but I say does it really matter? Aren't we all serving the same God? Should we be working together despite the differences to do God's will on this earth?

    anyway, that's just me.

    Oh and I bring up a previous topic... totally agree about those teenage books. They're so incredibly lame. That's why i prefer authors like John Maxwell and the book Captivating (can't remember the authors off the top of my head, but it's a great book. Every female Christian should at least give it a go). They don't talk down to you.

    At the front of my bible it has these like... questions they think teenagers are asking... one of them (I'm not joking) is 'Smoking looks cool... should I try it?'. and, my personal favourite under the heading 'Cheating' there is simply ' I'm tempted to copy someones paper'. Makes me roll my eyes... and some Christians are confused as to why others think it's a complete joke. If that sort of stuff is all they've been exposed to, I don't blame them.
    May 3rd, 2009 at 02:46pm
  • aivia

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    I am more than delighted to be joining this wonderful thread! I'm fairly new on mibba, and my name is aivia (as you can see).

    I haven't had a lot of trouble in my life, honestly the pinacle of "trouble" would be a few family arguements and tussles. But that was all.

    Where I fell was a general hopelessness. I saw what my life was going to amount to, the hamster wheel that my doctor father and pharmacist mother wanted me to run in my life, and was depressed. Of course, I stumbled along looking for something to live for.

    Anyways, by the time I followed my Mother's advise and went to church, I was feeling pretty depressed.

    God washed over me and my doubts and I felt so much better. I saw that life is worth living because of what it is: so many people. So many stories. And that was when I started writing.

    Also, I started reading all of these "miracle stories", and decided that since a miracle wasn't going to find me, I would pursue it instead. Since then, I have traveled to Nicaragua to be an interrperator (sp?) for my mother and father (Both doctors, as mentioned before) and I started a Bible study in my home, which I lead along with my mother (we call her the "Holy Supervisor" or "Pope" :file:).

    No matter how uninteresting my shortish story is, I wanted to show a few doubters on here that you don't have to have "a miracle" to make a difference. Rather, you can make a difference to make a miracle. If that makes any sense at all.
    May 4th, 2009 at 03:00am
  • folie a dru.

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    yourpinkdiary:
    I'm curious... what demonination are you guys? I know it doesn't nessisarily matter, I'm just curious.
    I have no denomination.
    May 4th, 2009 at 05:30am
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    yourpinkdiary:
    I'm curious... what demonination are you guys? I know it doesn't nessisarily matter, I'm just curious.
    I'm Eastern Orthodox by culture and practices, but I'm not the most enthusiastic Christian Orthodox you'll find. I don't affiliate myself with the institution because they're involved in politics and fund paramilitary organizations, but that's another story. My approach to spirituality is Eastern Orthodox.
    yourpinkdiary:
    I know at times and with certain topics there can be tensions between demoninations, but I say does it really matter? Aren't we all serving the same God? Should we be working together despite the differences to do God's will on this earth?
    That's just the thing- I think having an accurate -true- version of God's message is quite important.
    May 4th, 2009 at 07:01pm
  • shotgun_symphony

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    I'm an aethiest, and I have just one question.
    What makes you believe?

    I'm not trying to offend anybody, I'm just really, really curious.
    May 4th, 2009 at 11:23pm
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    shotgun_symphony:
    I'm an aethiest, and I have just one question.
    What makes you believe?

    I'm not trying to offend anybody, I'm just really, really curious.
    I believe because it makes me at peace with myself in the world.
    My beliefs are what's right for me.
    I feel comfortable.
    I used to believe in really strict Christianity but I never felt "right" with my faith. And now that I believe what I know is right for me, I feel "right".
    I think that's how faith should go for anyone, no matter what it may or may not be.
    May 5th, 2009 at 03:51am
  • danee.

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    My parents are Russian Orthodox, but yet they don't know much about Christianity.

    Example, I have the urge to quiz them on Easter Monday and Good Friday, and they didn't know the significance of either date. -headdesk-

    I'm atheist and even I know why those dates are important in the Christian calender.
    May 6th, 2009 at 01:15am
  • Your.Pink.Diary

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    shotgun_symphony:
    I'm an aethiest, and I have just one question.
    What makes you believe?

    I'm not trying to offend anybody, I'm just really, really curious.
    I find it difficult to answer what makes me believe. but I can answer why I believe.

    I believe because it's how the world, and my place in it makes sense to me. To me it answers why the world is the way it is and it gives me this sense of peace I can't explain, other than it just exists. There are still plenty of things I have questions to and no answers for, but somehow it doesn't really matter in the greater scheme of things. I've found there's nothing that if proven would make me stop believing in God and would make me stop believing that God loved humanity so much he sent Jesus to die on the cross.

    Sure, I have had doubts at times, but it's always come back to, I'd rather believe in heaven and have it turn out to not exist, than to not believe in Heaven and have it turn out to exist. I know some people might think that's foolish, but it makes sense to me and to me that's what matters most. We all need to find some way to make sense of things.
    May 6th, 2009 at 01:37am