I'm posting my last two comments (as of the date and time of this post) here, because there is much in the applicablethat will benefit people if they will consider.
For visitors and readers, no doubt you are able to come to the logical conclusion yourselves that "a house divided cannot stand" is not countered by "Jesus when he rebuked the demons he did not actually destroyed them nor fights them but simply ASKED THEM TO LEAVE the body!"
If everyone follows Jesus, the spirit of righteousness will be the motivating force. Righteous consequences will follow. That's not how to build a kingdom of evil. Satan is not going about the world instructing people to become righteous full time (always compassionate, healing, loving, giving, sharing, pacifistic, sexually pure, wholesome, and God loving, or the like) to build the opposite. If everyone follows Jesus, the demon spirit of greed, violence, and the other forms of depravity will have no home within anyone. How then would Satan have his kingdom on the Earth? All will be as those who were made whole by Jesus. Where would Satan be other than in the proverbial bottomless pit sealed up forever?
Frankly, the last commentator is the most lost yet to comment on this site. Nevertheless, forgive him. Don't curse him. Don't condemn him. Don't punish him. Don't make violent war on him. Don't starve him. Do toward him as you would want others to do toward you.
I would that others properly warn me. I would also that wherever I am, others would not keep company with those who don't hold their peace but perpetually or recidivistically spew venom toward Jesus who is the best example of how human beings ought to be recorded in history.
That last commentator is clinging to his iniquity. It has its clutches dug deep into him. It will be painful for him to let go and to get those claws out of him. He has a great deal of crying to do over the sins he seeks to avoid acknowledging within and before God.
He can though be healed, as the one who had the demon(s) Legion within him was tamed.
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him [Jesus] out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. 14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. 15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. 17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. 18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. 19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. 20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. — Mark 5:2-20
All he needs to do is understand that he was tempted to sin by tempters and be sorry he caved into it in his blindness. He'll be forgiven in time if he sticks with it.
That's what I want to see for him. I'm not looking forward to eternal suffering for him. I take no pleasure in that thought. I'm not in charge of that though, but if I were, I would still not let him into the kingdom of Heaven unrepentant and disguised as he is. He would ruin it for all those who have earned the peace by wanting only the peace of Jesus Christ for all.
He tries to lead people astray from God, who is righteousness as Jesus showed it. Let him go to the home he is building for himself and not to my future home with Jesus and God: All Holy Spirit.
May God bless everyone in the Universe with the real truth.
From E.D. WRITE HERE AND THERE, 2008/06/04 at 2:13 PM
Man from the East,
You've had your say. Now, you are not welcome in my house. You are against the people Jesus is for, and you are for those who murdered Jesus. The righteousness of those who won't identify themselves, who preach falsehood from the dark, and who are unable to answer direct questions for fear of further exposure but only attack doesn't even exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees. Go.
From E.D. WRITE HERE AND THERE, 2008/06/04 at 12:42 PM