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Tomlapaz
  • From:USA

Date Posted:12-06-2018 05:37:51

Grace Mail 05/27/18


"Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him" (Psalm 103:13, NASB).

God delights in you! He's a loving Father. This is hard for some people to comprehend because they did not have a father who loved them. Without a human example, such a child has a hard time seeing God as his or her Father.

But God is a Father who dearly loves us. The Bible gives us some insights into just how much our heavenly Daddy loves us. The love of our heavenly Daddy is not based on what we can do for Him and it is not conditioned by our obedience. It is based on his love for us.

Look again at what Psalm 103:13 says: "Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him."

The King James Version translated this verse: "Just as a father pities..." Translators really don’t know what to do with this because the Hebrew word is "racham," which means "to be soft toward, to handle or touch lovingly, to tenderly caress, to cuddle, or to snuggle or stroke."

Could it possibly be true? Does God love us like that? Yes, He does. Wow! What a picture of our heavenly Father. He delights in us. He cares for us. He wants to take us into His arms and snuggle and love on us.

Think about the implications of this truth:

  • God is my Father.
  • God loves me and enjoys me.
  • God wants "to be soft toward" me.
Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:14-06-2018 04:53:34

 He sends most people to hell.  He commands we kill anyone who believes in other gods.  Some compassion.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
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  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:15-06-2018 12:15:07

There is that reading issue again.

Title and OP says regarding his children - compassion on his children.  

Those who embrace evil and refuse to forsake it (like yourself) - well, we can explore that in another thread, if you like.

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #3
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:15-06-2018 10:04:36

Grace Mail 05/30/18 - how we become one of his children.   So the choice is ours - we keep our sin, or let Jesus (the Lamb of God) take away our sins.


"And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and the steadfastness of Christ" (2 Thessalonians 3:5, NASB).

The Bible tells us that the Lord is at work right now to clear the path so that you can enter into God's awesome love.

The only way we can live a satisfying and God-glorifying life is to allow the Lord to remove the things that keep us from knowing His love. Sometimes boulders of guilt, shame or feeling unworthy can be obstacles that keep us from fully resting and rejoicing in the love the Lord has for us.

You may be thinking, "I'm not worthy for God to love me." That's a huge roadblock, but you know what, God removes that by making His love for you unconditional. God's love for you can't be earned or deserved. God doesn't love you because of something you're doing, so He won't stop loving you if you stop doing something. He doesn't love you because you're so lovable. He loves you because He is love.

Jesus died on the cross for the wrong things that you have done. His death was the just payment for those things and when we trust in Him the guilt of our sin is removed and we have right standing before God.

"But now God has shown us a different way of being right in his sight—not by obeying the law but by the way promised in the Scriptures long ago. We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us... Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds. It is based on our faith" (Romans 3:21-25; 27).

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #4
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:15-06-2018 08:12:33

 God killed every living human on earth in a flood. ….because he loves you.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #5
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:15-06-2018 08:42:02

And someone continues to misread.   Sad.     Has trouble with the dictionary, has trouble reading, uninformed and/or ignorant regarding evidence against evolution - the list seems to go on.   

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #6
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:16-06-2018 02:38:44

 Genesis 7

[7:21] And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all human beings;
[7:22] everything on dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.
[7:23] He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, human beings and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth.

I am misreading here that God killed nearly everything on earth in Genesis 7?

Tomas you are mentally ill.

"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
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  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:16-06-2018 03:37:56

Skw:   Putting Hitler to death is so unloving.


Am I understanding you correctly?

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #8
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:19-06-2018 09:37:28

The primitives who dreamed up the flood story (possibly given the hint by a flood in Mesopotamia which was rather huge) had not a hint about animals that are to be found only in the Americas, nor those in Australasia, sub-Saharan Africa and eastern Asia, so getting all the known world's species of animals onto the ark were excused the problems of saving penguins and llama and hundres of thousands (more likely millions) of others.  Did they collect all the beetles and other insects?
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #9
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:19-06-2018 09:59:10

Well, that shows some ignorance of the history recorded, etc.

Do you know, for example, how many continents there were before the global flood, Yobbo?

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #10
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:20-06-2018 02:53:38

Reply to Tomlapaz

Well, that shows some ignorance of the history recorded, etc.

Do you know, for example, how many continents there were before the global flood, Yobbo?


Oh, so you agree with continental shift?  And the time scale?  You know it is in multi-millions of years?  How do you reconcile that with the biblical time-line?

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:20-06-2018 03:42:58

Reply to Yobbo

Reply to Tomlapaz

Well, that shows some ignorance of the history recorded, etc.

Do you know, for example, how many continents there were before the global flood, Yobbo?


Oh, so you agree with continental shift?  And the time scale?  You know it is in multi-millions of years?  How do you reconcile that with the biblical time-line?


First of all, why would I disagree with continental shift?

Second, what assumptions are being used for the time you say is involved?  That needs to be answered before your 3rd question can be addressed.


And - finally - you did not answer my question posed to you.

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #12
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:22-06-2018 09:49:15

Reply to Tomlapaz

Reply to Yobbo

Reply to Tomlapaz

Well, that shows some ignorance of the history recorded, etc.

Do you know, for example, how many continents there were before the global flood, Yobbo?


Oh, so you agree with continental shift?  And the time scale?  You know it is in multi-millions of years?  How do you reconcile that with the biblical time-line?


First of all, why would I disagree with continental shift?

Second, what assumptions are being used for the time you say is involved?  That needs to be answered before your 3rd question can be addressed.


And - finally - you did not answer my question posed to you.


  1. I thought you would disagree because there is no word of it in the bible.
  2. The time line is based on evidence of how slow it is.
  3. You never ask sensible questions and even when people answer what these quentions seem to be, you worm out of replying.

"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #13
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:22-06-2018 10:06:03

  1. I thought you would disagree because there is no word of it in the bible.
  2. There are folk who disagree with that assessment - did you know that?  But either way, not every historical event is mentioned in the Bible.
  3. The time line is based on evidence of how slow it is.
  4. Evidence how slow it is, or assumptions?
  5. You never ask sensible questions and even when people answer what these quentions seem to be, you worm out of replying.
  6. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?   You realize that this same accusation can be leveled at you.   I think you are just hiding behind that accusation.
Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #14
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:23-06-2018 08:54:10

There is still continental drift and it is still happening very, very slowly.  Your timeline would have them making waves.
Could you tell me, without prevaricating, how old you think the universe is, with special comment on the age of the earth?

If you think the bible mentions continental drift, why not show me the tract? 
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
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  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:23-06-2018 09:28:52

Continental drift is currently pretty slow.   Does that mean its always been slow?   Or are you just assuming it has been always this way?
Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #16
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:23-06-2018 09:32:57

I am assuming it wasn't moving as fast as a steam boat.
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #17
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:23-06-2018 09:38:32

Assuming is the key word.   There is a lot of that in the world view folk use when looking at the past.
Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #18
  • From:New_zealand

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:24-06-2018 03:30:26

Don't you think that people would have noticed if continental drift was that rapid?
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #19
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:24-06-2018 03:35:02

Because you are assuming what again?
Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Tomlapaz Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #20
  • From:USA

Re:Just as a father has compassion on his children

Date Posted:24-06-2018 03:54:49

Actually, to help speed this up, a couple of assumptions to begin with:

1.That people would always, under any and all circumstances, would notice a rapid continental drift for what it is.

2.That it was not recorded.

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
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