Lordship and the Unbridled Tongue and Finger???

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Jan 5, 2012.

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Can Jesus Be Lord of Your Life and NOT Your Tongue?

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  3. This does not apply to what is said in debating others...

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  4. This made sense, and I will work toward changing my approach to others...

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  5. I don't agree with this, or the article posted along with this...

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  6. Please see my comments...

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Can Jesus be Lord of your life if He is not Lord of your tongue?

    I came across this neat study on this subject and thought you may enjoy it: http://www.victorious.org/tongue.htm

    In the case of those on this, or any other social web site or forum, I would assume that this may also apply to what comes forth from your heart/mind/soul and proceeds to come forth from your fingertips (typed words and thoughts)?

    I am allowing the Holy Spirit to work freely within me to make the type of changes that reflect God and His love in the tone and approach I use while communicating with others on-line. :praying:

    Will you be doing the same in 2012 and forward??? :type:
     
  2. HAMel

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    rd2, that's a good link. Right to the point and truthful.

    I am the Executor of an Estate for a lady who passed away last August. This woman adopted her Care Giver as a daughter as her son and grand kids were simply not interested. Now that she's passed away they are all very interested as there's a good sum of money involved.

    Speculation began to grow within the church, of the Care Giver being left "hundreds of thousands of dollars". Well, this isn't true but the old gal did leave some to the Care Giver.

    A few of those with the "flapping tongues" even went as far as to call the son in Baltimore firing him up to the point he hired a lawyer. Now why would church members of the Care Giver go to flapping that little organ? These fine people had convinced themselves that in fact the Care Giver had been left "Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars" and jealously set in.

    As for the lawyer, there has been no misappropriation of funds, contrary to what he was lead to believe. I can attest to that fact! This lawyer has become so angry with me because I won't roll over for him and I'm not otherwise impressed with his "lawyer-ness" and it's really been quite humorous.

    Long story short, the gossipers have yapped so much that permanent damage has been done which I suspect will never be ironed out. Last report, the Pastor told the Care Giver she needed to "rededicate her life" and ask for "forgiveness". ...huh? What did she do?

    For sure the tongue is a most vicious "animal" with razor sharp teeth.
     
  3. HankD

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    Christ is Lord of everyone whether it is acknowledged or not.

    Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.​

    Phillipians 2
    9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
    10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    If we acknowledge Him as Lord it should be reflected in the other things we say (and do).​

    No one is sinless - 1 John 1:9.​

    HankD​
     
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  4. HankD

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    Arg! I mispelled Philippians.

    I have an Adrian Monk syndrome.
    It's too late, I can't go back and change it.
    Its driving me crazy.

    HankD
     
  5. righteousdude2

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    It's Really Okay!

    You don't know how many times, I catch errors, and it is way to late to fix. I have professional editting software and at times it lets me down. That is my fault, because I go along and take it for granted.

    Evn if yu splld it wrng, I thnk evryne hre gt the ida, and ddn't gve it anthr thoght! :laugh:
     
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    Voted No on the poll and my answer is yes on your last question.

    Speaking before listening to Him is one of my biggest failings. Did that yesterday, in fact. As soon as the words were out of my mouth, I knew it wasn't the right thing to say. Fortunately and hopefully, the right person heard them and they won't cause any future remorse. That is until I have to make a final accounting.

    Another fortunately is there can be a little lag time between fingers flying on a keyboard and hitting the send button. How many of you have hit the back arrow instead of hitting that button? I know, I have more than once. The equivalent of biting my tongue to keep from saying what I shouldn't say.

    The sad part of all that is that I though what I didn't say/type. Another flaw that needs to be scraped off this lump of clay that's being reshaped by His hands.
     
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    There are two "o"s in too, and there is only one "t" in editing. :smilewinkgrin:

    I always go back and check my posts, and find errors all the time.

    We should always keep our tongues, but it is easy to forget, especially in a debate forum.
     
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    Update:

    The lawyer for the heir I spoke of above has now filed a petition alleging that I need to be removed from being the Executor of the Estate as it is "believed" that me and the Care Giver are in a "relationship". Their position is based upon "information and belief" but no supportive evidence has been provided as there isn't any.

    Absolutely amazing!

    So, I asked the Care Giver to approach the (Head, Hen House) to show where their gossip has lead. It's amazing what people will do when money is involved not caring one iota should they destroy the reputation of another. The only affair I've ever been in is with my wife for the past 47 years.

    Dimwits!!!

    Tongues hinged in the middle and flapping on both ends is a most terrible "disease" to be unleashed on anyone. The end result is always bad.
     
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    Hey, I've noted your misspellings, you have got to get better editing software!!!!! :laugh:

    It's really bad when you've misspelled misspell! :laugh:

    It's not "mispell".

    But even of greater importance perhaps, is the thread is about tongue-wagging, name-calling and more, and at the same time we have one on here talking about others doing it toward "him", while he is doing it back to "them."

    Prhps we shld be mre cncrnd wth beng mre lke Christ who whn He ws rvld He did nt rvle bck evr. 1 Peter 2:23

    Good OP and it needs to be practiced, not justified by our circumstances. Justifying our circumstances to allow for improper behavior really shows that Christ isn't in charge at that moment, but that we are.

    - Peace
     
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  11. HAMel

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    When the train jumps the track the repairmen don't go three miles down the line to repair the damage. They begin work at the site of the derailment. So it should be with all issues. You begin repair at the "breaking point".

    ...or, in other words, should one find themselves Out Of The Will Of God the only way to get back in is to return to Where They Got Out!

    Hit the problem head on. :thumbs:
     
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    If Jesus is not Lord of all of you, he is not Lord of your life.
     

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