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Lost my glasses

I always wondered as a kid how some people could say "I lost my glasses." How do you lose them? They're on your face!

Well, today my glasses weren't on my face. I wanted to wear contacts because I was singing a solo in church (yes, I am vain enough to want to wear contacts when I'm standing up there), but we were running late this morning. So I threw the contact case in my purse, and put my contacts in after we got to church and I practiced my song. So, my glasses went into my purse, because I had nowhere else to put them.

Every time I took something out of my purse today, I had to move my glasses out of the way. "Good," I thought to myself, "they're still there."

Until we got home tonight. I'm about to take my contacts out, I open up my purse.... and no glasses. I emptied it out and they're not there. I must have taken them out at one point to get to something else....and then forgotten to put them back in.

I hope I left them at church so I can get them back. As it is, I will have to wear my contacts every day this week (I don't like wearing them to work), and that's going to slow down my morning routine significantly.

Of course, church today was all about the sovereignty of God - He has everything planned out before time. So I guess He planned for me to lose my glasses, and something about this situation will be for the good.

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Re: Ok, and?

nightskyre March 26th, 2007
"We all eventually die, therefore we must all be sinners. Even Jesus died in an earthly sense, does that mean he sinned as well?"

I'm just going to assume you didn't really think this question through before you asked it.

"All squares are red" - Does this mean all red things are square?

While it is vastly easier to describe the end of Christ's life as "death", you have to understand that the end of Christ's physical life wasn't like the end of your life or the end of my life. This is the account of the ending of Christ's life in each gospel.

Matthew 27:50 "And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit."

Mark 15:37 "And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last."

Luke 23:46 "And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Having said this, He breathed His last."

John 19:30 "Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit."

You will see here, Christ gave up his spirit. This is something that we as regular humans are unable and powerless to do (otherwise those who are destined to heaven certainly would have left this world long ago)

"used scare tactics to secure their faith"

I never understood this statement. I've heard it a lot, but it doesn't make sense. Who exactly are you proposing did this? The Roman Catholic Church? Before the RCC, there was no singular church authority (with a single church head, a la the pope) who would seek to control groups of people. I mean, as someone astutely noted in my presence this past weekend, literacy is a fairly modern concept. Why write down a series of random laws written by people if those people are the ones that are going to be ruling the commoners anyway? Further, why would people want to scare someone to believe in something that doesn't gain the initiator? Why would we be taught to put Christ before everything? Don't you think if some higher authority (of men) wanted to control the common people they would want themselves to be exalted?

With regards to "typos", that's why there is so much analysis on the scriptural codexes (codices?). The King James version of the bible has verses that aren't in the ESV or the NASB. Why is this? Because the KJV was based on more recent manuscripts, and the ESV and NASB (and a few others) came later, when more manuscripts that were older were discovered.

There are hundreds if not thousands of biblical manuscripts available today. Of course, most of these are not complete, but there is enough overlap to check for errors in concurrently written manuscripts.

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