God’s Word Is Living

Hi, my name is Joan

In addition to enjoying ministering the word of God through writing, I’m a soloist and worship leader. I’m glad you have visited my site and look forward to sharing the word of God as he reveals it to me.

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3 thoughts on “God’s Word Is Living

  1. I saw your post on Theresa Hupp’s site and wanted to respond.
    I understand the idea that we must follow “God’s word.” The problem comes with the competing claims of what “God” meant. For example, what people seem to call the injunction/law against homosexuality comes from the laws of Leviticus. It’s a long list, including law #39 Having sex with a man “as one does with a woman” (18:22) [In 20:13, both are to be put to death.] Yep. That’s a law written approximately 3,500 years ago in a different time and different culture and for different reasons.

    Our task is to become educated. Read the following article for 76 Things Banned in Leviticus and see which ones we might also, unwittingly, do since we choose NOT to follow those that aren’t important anymore, such as mixing fabrics in clothing (really?? God’s law??) or lying. I’ve lied. I expect most of us have in one way or another. Or touching the skin of a dead animal…oops, no more football.

    http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/2012/06/13/76-things-banned-in-leviticus-and-their-penalties.html

    I also understand people’s fears of someone different/or living a different lifestyle. But we choose to “cherry pick” the laws we follow.

    I have been so impressed with the Pope. I’m impressed by his kindness, his refusal to live in Vatican palatial rooms and instead live in simple rooms nearby. My mother, who grew up Quaker, was much the same. Kind. Gentle. Non-judgmental. She said how people live is their choice; our rule is to love one another.

    Loving one another means caring for the poor, the hungry, the outcast, accepting differences. That’s what the Pope’s talking about. Actually, I think that’s what Jesus said, too.

    1. I welcome your comments. I have also grown enough in my spiritual life to disagree with someone or an idea without harboring hatred or being cynical. When Jesus Christ came, he came to fullfill the law. Because we are no longer under the law, but under grace, which is why people are not stoned anymore for sins… I could go on in many respects but time and space won’t permit me to…

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