Most of my Friends are Christians, however, I do not have a Litmus Test. Do you?
Topic: How to write a cover letter that stands out
July 17, 2019 / By Janessa Question:
I am Christian, a Conservative, Pro-Life, and Yes, dog-gone-it, a Green Bay Packer Fan. I am very firm in my convictions, and am not afraid of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and will make it known respectfully on Y!A and in regular life. I also am very aware and believe and follow what Scripture (The Bible, The Word of God) says about associating with non-believers, or people who profess to be believers but in truth are false followers of Christ (I Corinthians 5:9). Being discerning as well, I am closely associated with the Power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8) and what He has done in my life and others, especially others the HS has used that were not believers but later in our friendship became believers. Now, whether or not some person that does not believe in God comes to Repentance and Salvation is not for me to decide, but the fact is, I have some Atheist friends that I am very fond of and respect for who they are, and they feel the same for me. Not only Atheists, but folks of different believes. We practice and believe in civil discourse. My question here is, is it possible for that to happen for you, and if you are a Christian, do you think it is right? Thanks, Thomas
Correction: In Line 12 to the questions introduction above, the word should be 'beliefs', not 'believes'..i.e., 'but folks of different beliefs.' Sorry about that.
The Disappointment: Thanks for your answer. You actually got a laugh out of me with your Packer comment. Don't you think the word "tolerant" is often misused and abused. Seems to me that many who stress 'tolerance' are the ones who are actually 'intolerant' especially behind the scenes.
PhotonX: Thanks for your answer. Gave you a big Thumbs Up as well. Man, I think you are limiting yourself and missing out. I realize, being an atheist, you would not want to have Jesus shoved down your throat, but there are many of us that it is simply not our style, and even if, by miracle, you came to Christ, I may be used by the Holy Spirit but am not responsible for your salvation. Consequently, I accept you for who you are, and would have a good time knowing you so long you cut me the same slack. I made the big mistake once of judging a book by its cover once in the form of a big biker gang guy with a bunch of tattoos.....I was so wrong about this man I will never forget it, and never judge a man or woman. Judging behavior ultimately is one thing, but as a human being is far another. Peace. Thomas
Antie Pantie: Thanks for your answer. 86% of Americans profess to be Christians. Now, if we are to believe Scripture and the words of Jesus concerning the gate being narrow into the Kingdom of God, are we then to assume that the whole 86% are really Christian. I submit to you that many of this number have no idea what a Christian is, or what Grace is, of what Jesus did for them, all the stuff that comes through communion with Him by ways of a personal relationship and by His Word, which many professed Christians never bother to read. Now it is not for me to decide, and I will take anyone on face value, but I doubt all those who say they are Christian are that. In fact, this may sound nuts, but in many ways I trust the word of an atheist more than many Christians. Little difficult to explain, but it has to do with that 86% figure, and what comes out of their mouth after-wards. Peace to you
MOMMAH: Thanks for your very good answer, and well supported with Scripture. However, that last line almost caused me to give you something I only reserve for extremely hateful answers or sociopaths, and even then it has been a long time since I doled one out, that being a Thumbs Down. lol. Forgave you for Da Skins and gave you a Thumbs Up. Go Packers. My TCU Horned Frogs last a heart-breaker in 3OT yesterday 56-53. They will be back, like the Pack! :)
Okay folks, has been a bit slow here the last day or so; it's time to close shop and give out Best Answer. First, I want to thank everyone who answered. This question got a good response, and I gained insight with many of the answers. I was especially moved by the answers of....firecat, sami-jay, Mommah, 4Him, Gene Bourne and No chance without Jesus. All these are deserving of Best Answer. Some cute responses as well (Soc...cough cough), even PhotonX, but most of all The Disappointment, which provoked laughter and smiles from me that lasted for more than a moment.
The Best Answer came down to the one that moved me the most, and I whittled it down to two answers, one will comment below. Thanks all, Thomas
firecat: I was going to document my comments here, and knowing you, it would be okay with you, but I think I will email it to you instead after I give out Best Answer. Suffice it to say though that your answer took my heart and did a number on it, the kind where one does not forget, and consider the eloquence and meaning of an answer such as yours. Thank you so much dear. Thomas
Best Answers: Most of my Friends are Christians, however, I do not have a Litmus Test. Do you?
Eryn | 4 days ago
In Ft Worth, Billy Graham held a crusade at the huge
Will Rogers Coliseum.
My mom, dad, brother, sister and 6 yr old me were there.
10 minutes before the end of his sermon, I slipped away,
ran up to the raised podium, up the steps and stood next
to Rev Graham. There were thousands in attendance and I remember
the murmur that filled the stadium.
I was small for my age, so Rev Graham picked me up. The microphones
were on fixed stands.
He told the crowd.
Thank you lord...I know my message is reaching all, no matter how young.
There was a thunderous roar of applause.
He held me until the end of his sermon, then put me down, as he had to grab
a microphone, urging those in the crowd to come forward.
He held my hand as we walked off the stage.
My father approached and apoligized.
Dr Graham said.
"I have your son to thank. Never at any crusade so far, have we had
this many people come forward. May I take your son into the crowd for just
a moment. He then knelt down, put his hand on the back of my neck and asked,
Son, how did you have the courage to come to me, with all these thousands of
I said, "I don't know...I just felt something".
There was an article in the Ft Worth Star Telegram about my adventure.
Dr. Graham gave my dad a private address.
He told my dad, "This is the mail I get to read myself. Write anytime
and tell your son to write me.
I wrote him a letter 2 wks later.
They broke the record that night of the largest number of people
coming forward at any crusade.
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Originally Answered: What is the litmus test to see if a guy is gay?
Two ways, just ask, and risk being rejected, or spend some time, preferably alone, with him, and steer the conversation in that direction. Just drop a few hints, and see how he reacts.
Good luck, hope this helps
There cannot be a test with a clear, precise answer because the testing itself alters the natural state. The testers are the offense, and that puts the testees in defensive position. It alters both further when the answer causes more discrepancy.
I believe that I have a long way to go before I can say I know it all, or refuse another's beliefs because they do not match mine. I have been baptized for the dead at a Mormon Temple at age 12 and if they had known my stepfather molested me, I would not have been allowed to step foot in that temple due to being 'tainted.' Now I was the only one out of a group of 12 and 13 year old girls that was profoundly affected by the experience. They laughed at me and I went away into my head. I wrote many poems then. I wish I had those or could remember them because they began a spiritual search of my heart and soul that continues today. Part of that is what the dead people I was baptized for taught me about individual beliefs and the reasons for that. NO two were the same. There was no script that all used to speak from. But they all had a common factor: Love and respect for each voice independently. And it felt right.
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I am a Christian, but that is not my Litmus test because:
"We have all sinned, and fall short of the glory of God." Paul to the Romans.
"Love one another, as I have loved you." Jesus.
"Judge not, lest ye be judged." etc.
We are saved by grace, through faith. It is a gift. I didn't choose God. He chose me. I always remember that Jesus chose to befriend, eat with, etc., the lowest. His Disciples were among them, and they squabbled, were jealous, and had many doubts. After the Resurrection, James and Peter disagreed bitterly, and fostered separate churches.
So, I believe we must love one another for who we are, and for how we treat each other. I am friends with people of many different backgrounds and belief systems. I believe that is what Jesus taught. If I have an impact on their faith, good. If I avoid them in the first place, there is no chance of that happening.
Kindness is my Litmus test, all due respect for other opinions.
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Sure, we SHOULD be CIVIL... I agree.
There is a DIFFERENCE between being CIVIL and CONFORMING.
And, FOLKS are CONFORMING.
He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
1 Peter 1:13-21
New King James Version (NKJV)
Living Before God Our Father
13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”[a]
17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
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Strap him down on his back and restrain his arms and legs. Then show him pictures of naked men and see if "something" pops up. No just kidding! I have your solution. Pretend to be straight and very interested in girls. When you walk down the hallways at school point out an attractive girl and ask him what he thinks or say something like "Damn she's hot!" and look for his reaction. If he seems excited and gives a good response, it's safe to assume he is straight. If he seems unenthusiastic and just replies "Yeah" or "I guess" it's safe to assume he's gay. This is about as close as you can get to just straight up asking him the question. I hope this helps and I hope that whatever happens, this works out for you!
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Originally Answered: What is the litmus test to get a straight answer on Y!A?
Because people respond out of how they feel about a candidate or politician,not out of facts garnered through research or if they do,they quote what they read or heard.
Ask your self how many questions you've seen that asks "How can we solve our current problems?"You won't see very many.This forum is about argument,not about real world solutions.Notice that when there is a question asked,the BA goes to whom ever most closely agreed with the asker.