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fbraakman last won the day on August 23 2014

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  1. I really love this statement by our moderator: The Soul never loses this communion with God because it is not guilty or fears anything, it is only the mind that feels these things and needs atonement (at-one-ment), and we do this by placing our mind in the soul or service of our spirit. Thinking we are a soul with a body and mind establishes the appropriate function of the mind, and improves its effectiveness. I use to think I was a mind with a soul, but now I realize I am a soul with a mind. Thank you for that response. It is beautiful. I honestly believe (I hate that word) that we
  2. I am new to this forum, so forgive me if this topic has been covered already. I watched Dr. Spong's video on this topic, and I think I agree with his conclusion that we were never born into sin, and therefore we do not need a saviour. I am also presently reading his book "Re-claiming the Bible for a Non-religious World". Are all references to Jesus "dying for our sins", to be taken as for instance: Romans 5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us and in Galatians: Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from t
  3. Hello everyone, I have been disconnected from a church environment for 18 years. While the church I was part of was re-inventing itself, departing from an Old Testament frame of mind to a "new testament" way of thinking, I soon became discouraged as it seemed that we were still bound by too much "religion". So I left the church that I was part of for almost 20 years. It was a very difficult decision to leave, since I was caught up in a fundamentalist organization which had many rules and regulations. Leaving was both scary and liberating at the same time. I happened to come across one of John
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