I think you have some extreme problems with reading...and comprehension. Worse than myself.
You contradict yourself here. You implied genetics doesn't matter and now you're saying it does matter.
Read carefully what I have posted..I said it matters if one is of the freewoman or the bondwoman. I was not speaking of genetics.
As a matter of fact...back in an earlier post I said this...back on page 9 of this thread. There is no contradiction. You seem to need it to be so...contradictory...in order to support your position when I said no such thing.
Good grief ..where from did you dig up this one. It is never genetics..it is Spirit..and His Spirit in us. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...these three are one. For we can claim nothing. He did it all. He chose...He shed his blood for His people.
I said it was Spirit..and His Spirit in us..not genetics. In case you have never thought it through..genetics is the basis for much of racism today. And I am not interested in racism.
I am interested in Spirit.
Catholics probably are not even Christians in some peoples minds.
We do not determine who are His..He does this. There will be Catholics in heaven..indeed. Not because of their Catholicism..but because He chose them and paid the price for them with His Blood. Same thing with any other person.....because He did it...not they did it..but Him. Alot of people are going to be surprised by who is and is not in Heaven.
I would hate to hear what he really believes about some poor pagan like me, who puts up a Christmas Tree, buys presents for his kids, and loves to see the Rose Parade on a color television, after getting rid of that ol' Black and White last year.
I dont tell another what to do or not do with their monies or in thier house. That is their business. I think I can defend or prove what I am saying fairly well.
The tell tale of this is that there is often not much rebuttal of the facts I am putting out there...but often gels down to personal attacks or views. No problem by me. It is just that as in the examples of what I was describing in the thread on General Discussion Topics.....What news sources do YOU trust?...where I discussed sometimes being able to detect of what the MSM does not speak...this can be done on this topic as well. What others ignore or will not rebutt. As I said ..no problem but noted.
I am happy for you that you have been wed so long. That seems to be somewhat rare now days and more difficult to acheive. My congratulations to you and your house on this longevity in marriage.
As to this...
Call it a public education, but I'm just a simple guy who remembered being a good Husband and Father, believing this is part of my life mission God will approve of, beyond my many faults. Life is also for living, and forgetting to live life may be the greatest sin of all.
I dont tell you how to run your house. That is your business...
Living is also not Believing. Living is the pumper..per se. Believing is not the same thing.
I merely state what I know.
Now if I have to keep Xmas to keep a woman.....I doubt that she is wort it. Because if she will not wed me because of my beliefs and Xmas is more important...I now know that her beliefs are sovereign and God's are subject. I do not need a woman like that..I need a help meet. Not a help yourself meet. It is that simple.
For you see Greeny2...Xmas is not the Holy of Holies..nor is a tree the Holy of Holies...He is...24/7.
For we do not observe days times months and years...from Galatians chapter 4:10.
Ironic to me that this is also the chapter further down where it describes the children of the bondwoman and the children of the freewoman.