Some of My Favorite Bible Verses - Paraphrased

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    Okay, I've paraphrased some of my favorate verses into modern language.


    * Whomever you would consider to be the lowest among you (people of differing faith or orientation, perhaps?), they may be the greatest. Treat them as such.
    * Don't love only people who are and believe just like you. Even the lowlifes can do that. Love those you would be tempted to hate.
    * No matter how different someone is or what they have done, forgive them. This is the ultimate strength.
    * Don't worry about the beliefs or actions of other people. You're so screwed up, you need to just worry about your own self.
    * If you want to point your finger at someone's actions that's fine. Just make sure you have never done anything wrong in your life and it's all good. So it's not like your "sins" are of better quality than someone else's.
    * Any time you refuse to help someone you could have helped, you've missed a chance to make your life better, richer and more fulfilling. You've screwed up.
    * Self-righteous people are <okay fine, edited> Jerks! Vipers! (My apologies to those who were offended).
    * Go for your goals with everything you have!
    * But keep in mind, if you achieve all your goals and have everything, but you're not a loving person, you've got nothing.


    How about yours?
     
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    Sooo..do you think that's an improvement on the original text?
     
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    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God



    And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD
     
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    This was apparently said by Jesus...

    EDIT: I was absolutely horrified to have read this because it seems rather uncharacteristic of him and goes against most of his teachings. This seems like a rather inappropriate thread to share it in, but I really felt like bringing it up.

    There's also no real reason to paraphrase due to its rather blunt nature...
     
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    He came to bring a sword. People who forget that will suffer in the end.
     
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    Soooooo... can you ever just add to a discussion instead of well.... nm.

    I'm not as big a fan of the OT but I love proverbs and there is stuff in a lot from the minor prophets that speaks strongly to me.
    A lot of it boils down to:

    Is what you're about to do, a good thing or a bad thing? Are you choosing a path that you know is bad for you and others? WHY???

    Sort of the OT version of WWJD.
     
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    What discussion? You bastardized biblical verses, as if your own profane version was an improvement.

    It's not.
     
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    Really? He literally came to bring an iron weapon? What was he going to do with it?

    Have you ever had a positive discussion with people? It's actually fun to exchange ideas with people. I mean, obviously you get a lot of gratification from well, what you do but have you even considered being positive once in a while? Just a thought.

    As to your comment, apparently you think Jesus was sent to Earth to be an arms dealer. That's unique.

    The rest of us are discussing what verses mean to us.
     
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    A perfectly reasonable post and a refreshingly civil way to present it.

    Jesus was not referring to Himself. He was just telling a parable. The main character of the parable was a newly crowned king who had been characterized as extremely harsh. Unlike many parables, Jesus actually unwraps the mystery of this one in plain words: Those who excel will get even more. Those who do nothing will find they are likely what they do have, slip from their hands. Pretty accurate stuff.
     
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    Psalm 118:24

    This is the day the LORD has made. Let's rejoice and be glad in it!
     

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