I surrender and apologise

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  1. seekingthetruth

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    I will no longer take part in the mental illness discussions because I am too close to the issue since I have a mental illness myself.

    I am 6'3" and 275 lbs. I had a bad reputation for fighting when I was younger. I got arrested so much for fighting that the police stopped coming to pick me up, they'd just call me and I'd go down to the courthouse and pay the fine on my own.

    Anyway, for a person that is used to not taking any junk from anybody, it is very hard to sit here and get bullied over the internet. It is frustrating, and it honestly makes me furious that i have no control over it.

    Well, Ann was right, I have given FAL and Fred too much control over me, but that stops now.

    FAL, please accept my apology, but please dont expect any more input from me about mental illness.

    Also, Luke. I am asking you to forgive me also. A few months ago I was bullying and harrassing you not unlike the way FAL has bullied me, it was just a different topic. Now that I know how it feels I am ashamed of the way I treated you. I sincerely apologise.

    John
     
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    The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
     
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    Thank you John for your apology. I am glad you're going to hopefully walk away from this discussion. There are others who have taken up the fight so you can rest assured that it is not being left alone. :) Go have some nice time today with your wife and son!! He must be getting big!
     
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    I certainly do accept your apology and I will continue to pray for you that you will learn to deal with your particular sin issue in a biblical manner as we all have to do. I know what anger, machoism, and hate can do as before becoming a Christian I would fight at the drop of the hat or worse. As a former power lifter and brawler I have even pulled police over to fight them when I thought they violated my space and pulled people through car windows to get to them. No one was safe around me. My entire family feared me and it took over 20 years of living a Christian life before many of them were convinced and comfortable being around me again. Our sins run deep and it can be a real battle once we are saved, but with confession and forsaking God will heal us.
    I am reminded of Cain and God's response to him;
    Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.’”
    Genesis 4:6-7 (NIV)
    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9—NKJV).
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

    God bless in your battle.
     
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    And that may be the case with STT. It may be that he is using his illness as an excuse for his actions.

    And... it may NOT be the case.

    You don't know.

    Most of us cannot see how a person with even MODERATE intelligence would say that mental illness is bogus and that drugs do not really treat it.

    To deny mental illness in this world is to be afflicted with it.
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    I am 6'3" and 275 lbs. I had a bad reputation for fighting when I was younger. I got arrested so much for fighting that the police stopped coming to pick me up, they'd just call me and I'd go down to the courthouse and pay the fine on my own.

    Funny. Last night our guest speaker/preacher spoke of being taught how to play pool by the town drunk. He learned all the tricks around a pool table and made a ton of money.

    Then, when the Lord called him he became angry as he just couldn't understand why the Lord needed a pool stick. ...but he finally gave it to Him.

    He's now in his early 60's having preached for 40 years. Life is really a learning process, no?
     
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    You couldn't just accept his apology gracefully could you? You had to get one last dig of the spur in. Shame on you.
     
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    There was no dig. I offered him proper biblical counsel with prayers. It is up to John if he wants set free from his anger or not.
     
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    Yep, that's the way some people "accept" apologies. "I forgive you ....BUT......"
     
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    Proverbs 21:19
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    And when are you going to the wilderness? :laugh:


    Why do you not call the men who rebuke you "contentious"?
     
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    Freeatlast- You need to stop it and just walk away. You're acting like a child.

    I'm ready now for my insult.
     
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