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I dont Understand it but it sure feels nice!
« on: October 27, 2007, 04:29:58 PM »

JOHN 3:16

I don't understand it, but In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was setting in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner; the people were in and out of the cold.

The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, "Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there, of a night. Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay."

The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, "You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they come out the door you just say John 3:16 and they will let you in."

Then he did; he walked up the steps to the door, and knocked on the door and a lady answered. He looked up and said, "John 3:16." The lady said "Come on in, Son." She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace and she went off.

He sat there for awhile, and thought to himself "John 3:16. I don't understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm." Later she came back and asked him "Are you hungry?" He said, "Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a couple of days and I guess I could stand a little bit of food." The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn't eat anymore. Then he thought to himself "John 3:16 ... Boy, I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a hungry boy full."

She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub filled with warm water and he sat there and soaked for awhile. As he soaked, he thought to himself, "John 3:16 ... I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy clean. You know, I've not had a bath, a real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out."

The lady came in and got him, and took him to a room and tucked him into a big old feather bed and pulled the covers up around his neck and kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he laid in the darkness and looked out the window at the snow coming down on that cold night he thought to himself, "John 3:16 ... I don't understand it, but it sure makes a tired boy rested."

The next morning she came back up and took him down again to that same big table full of food. After he ate she took him back to that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fire place. She took a big old Bible and sat down in front of him and she looked up at and she asked, "Do you understand John 3:16?" He said, "No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever heard it was last night when the policeman told me to use it." She opened the Bible to John 3:16, and she began to explain to him about Jesus. Right there in front of that big old fireplace he gave his heart and life to Jesus.

He sat there and thought, "John 3:16. I don't understand it, but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe."

You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either, how God would be willing to send His Son to die for me, and how Jesus would agree to do such a thing. I don't understand it either, but it sure does make life worth living.

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John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
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Re: I dont Understand it but it sure feels nice!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 02:13:05 PM »

reading that made me feel the same as I did after seeing this:
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 03:12:11 PM »

reading that made me feel the same as I did after seeing this:

And how do those things make you feel?
John 3:16 means a lot to me. It gives me hope. I learned it as a child.
That picture makes me feel very sad for those little girls. Angry that someone would take advantage of them, and use them to propagate their message of hate. I don't think your reasons for sharing it are well-intentioned. You are no better than the person who took the photo. The little one has such a blank look on her face.   :-[ 
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 03:15:28 PM »

And how do those things make you feel?

Like I needed to take a shower.

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John 3:16 means a lot to me. It gives me hope. I learned it as a child.
That picture makes me feel very sad for those little girls. Angry that someone would take advantage of them, and use them to propagate their message of hate. I don't think your reasons for sharing it are well-intentioned. You are no better than the person who took the photo. The little one has such a blank look on her face.   :-[ 

Screw well intentions. This is what religious hates leads to.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 11:32:50 PM »

reading that made me feel the same as I did after seeing this:

Aw, sweet innocence.  Shame on whoever put these sweet girls in such hateful attire.  And why are you in a "religion and philosophy" folder if you have such an attitude?
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Re: I dont Understand it but it sure feels nice!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 10:59:20 AM »

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Re: I dont Understand it but it sure feels nice!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 11:08:32 AM »

That's so bad, but I can't lie, I totally laughed when I  saw it. People are so stupid.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 11:49:04 AM »

I suspect Christfollower and Spookytooth have that site bookmarked on their PC's
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 10:08:13 PM »

I suspect Christfollower and Spookytooth have that site bookmarked on their PC's
i bet also.
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Re: I dont Understand it but it sure feels nice!
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007, 10:28:27 PM »

That's so bad, but I can't lie, I totally laughed when I  saw it. People are so stupid.

You are entirely wrong. God does not hate homosexuals. He loves them just as much as anyone. So the message of those people are wrong. You see what these people have done is taken a piece of scripture and twisted it to meet there own desires as so many people continue to do. The truth of the matter is God does not hate the homosexual he hates the act of homosexuality. As he does all sin. God has stated in his word that homosexuality is an abomination or detestable. However the is deliverence from the act of sexual sin just as there is for any sin. That deliverence comes from the shed blood of Jesus.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2007, 08:12:48 AM »

Yes, the t-shirts do promote hate against homosexuals, but I think the more important issue here is the abuse of children. I find it sick when anyone brainwashes their children, whether they are the KKK, fanatical Islamists, or the Christian extremists, & so on.
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2007, 12:24:29 PM »

If you ask me that picture is AS disgusting as kiddie porn and the people responsible for those photos and yes even the parents if they had a hand in it, should all be lined up and shot!

Or even better... Tied to a chair with their eyes propped open with toothpicks and forced to watch gay porn..
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2007, 12:44:01 PM »


Or even better... Tied to a chair with their eyes propped open with toothpicks and forced to watch gay porn..

 ;D ;D
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2007, 04:09:45 PM »

If you ask me that picture is AS disgusting as kiddie porn and the people responsible for those photos and yes even the parents if they had a hand in it, should all be lined up and shot!

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2007, 06:11:04 PM »

If you ask me that picture is AS disgusting as kiddie porn and the people responsible for those photos and yes even the parents if they had a hand in it, should all be lined up and shot!

Or even better... Tied to a chair with their eyes propped open with toothpicks and forced to watch gay porn..
I'd like to see them wear their own t-shirts and post the pic on the internet...
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