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Gerda,

I'm aware of sin and my sinful nature all the time, but I don't dwell on it through ritual--like the Catholics do. We Protestants tend to almost take the forgiveness of God through Christ for granted.

But sometimes, in a sloppier way, we acknowledge our sinful ways, and, less frequently, participate in the sacraments, and feel that saving and purifying Grace.

Once in awhile we reflect more deeply, and feel the power of forgiveness more directly--like in Amazing Grace:

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Ray

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Musings about God 1629 drrayeye 03-Aug-19 15:13
Re: Musings about God 177 Susan Doris 03-Aug-19 15:36
Re: Musings about God 177 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-19 16:07
Re: Musings about God 197 drrayeye 03-Aug-19 17:19
Re: Musings about God 178 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-19 20:03
Re: Musings about God 178 drrayeye 03-Aug-19 20:30
Re: Musings about God 161 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-19 20:44
Re: Musings about God 186 Itatw70s 03-Aug-19 21:00
Re: Musings about God 170 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 00:54
Re: Musings about God 162 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 01:12
Re: Musings about God 175 Eddie Larry 04-Aug-19 03:08
Re: Musings about God 163 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 03:25
The view from Science Mountain, partly cloudy, chance of rain. 158 Eddie Larry 04-Aug-19 17:24
Re: Musings about God 189 Naveen 03-Aug-19 21:29
Re: Musings about God 170 drrayeye 03-Aug-19 23:46
Re: Musings about God 173 Naveen 04-Aug-19 20:54
Re: Musings about God 161 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 21:04
All is all there is 161 greengirl5 04-Aug-19 07:42
Re: Musings about God 196 Mo 04-Aug-19 03:32
Re: Musings about God 163 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 07:02
Re: Musings about God 168 Itatw70s 04-Aug-19 16:21
Re: Musings about God 163 Eddie Larry 04-Aug-19 19:33
Re: Musings about God 165 Naveen 04-Aug-19 21:08
Re: Musings about God 174 Susan Doris 04-Aug-19 06:59
Thanks 161 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 11:42
Clarification requested 222 eyeofhorus33 04-Aug-19 12:45
Re: Clarification requested 177 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 14:52
Re: Clarification requested 164 Susan Doris 04-Aug-19 16:46
Re: Clarification requested 176 Itatw70s 04-Aug-19 17:04
That book! 164 greengirl5 04-Aug-19 22:50
Re: Musings about God 173 Itatw70s 04-Aug-19 23:30
Re: Musings about God 171 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 23:33
Re: Musings about God 162 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 05:26
Re: Musings about God 162 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 09:01
Re: Musings about God 163 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 11:20
Re: Musings about God 168 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 13:18
Re: Musings about God 164 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 18:19
Re: Musings about God 165 Susan Doris 06-Aug-19 05:50
atheism 162 drrayeye 06-Aug-19 06:37
Re: atheism 161 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 11:37
Re: atheism 166 drrayeye 08-Aug-19 12:11
Re: atheism 157 GramPong 08-Aug-19 12:20
Re: atheism 163 drrayeye 08-Aug-19 12:40
Re: atheism 154 GramPong 08-Aug-19 14:23
Re: atheism 167 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 14:37
A Christian God, a Muslim God etc. 151 greengirl5 08-Aug-19 22:11
God is not a "he" 159 greengirl5 08-Aug-19 21:57
Re: God is not a "he" 158 drrayeye 08-Aug-19 22:56
Re: God is not a "he" 151 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 06:37
Real God 150 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 08:55
Re: Real God 169 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 09:41
Re: Real God 159 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 10:55
Re: Real God 161 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 12:24
Re: Real God 163 Eddie Larry 09-Aug-19 13:59
Re: Real God 157 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 15:40
Re: Real God 156 Eddie Larry 09-Aug-19 16:52
Re: Real God and real Jesus 166 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 00:09
Re: Real God and real Jesus 152 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 05:03
Common Experience 164 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 17:27
Re: Real God 156 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 19:45
Been studied in great detail 164 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 23:15
Re: Been studied in great detail 161 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 05:12
Re: Real God 147 GramPong 10-Aug-19 12:07
The trouble with the Christian religion 162 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 12:29
Sin 155 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 13:32
Re: Sin 163 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 15:21
Re: Sin 137 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 15:58
Re: Sin 148 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 16:07
Re: Sin 156 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 16:24
Re: Sin 152 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 16:54
Re: Sin 165 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 17:50
Re: Sin 163 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 23:28
Re: Sin 154 Eddie Larry 11-Aug-19 03:35
Re: Sin 146 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 07:20
Re: Sin 163 Eddie Larry 11-Aug-19 14:14
Re: Sin 141 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 21:59
Re: The trouble with the Christian religion 164 GramPong 10-Aug-19 13:58
Burning in hell 162 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 23:39
Re: Burning in hell 153 GramPong 11-Aug-19 00:08
Who? 148 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 00:33
Re: Who? 178 GramPong 11-Aug-19 00:57
Re: Who? 168 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 07:03
Re: Real God 168 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 15:16
Re: Real God 156 Itatw70s 10-Aug-19 21:19
Re: Real God 164 GramPong 10-Aug-19 22:59
Growing up.... 164 Itatw70s 11-Aug-19 22:51
Praise God/praise my brain 164 greengirl5 09-Aug-19 23:46
Re: God is not a "he" 161 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 19:06
Re: atheism 158 Enigcom 08-Aug-19 12:20
Trusting one's personal experiences 170 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 07:23
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 159 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 09:10
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 161 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 11:28
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 167 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 13:53
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 168 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 15:27
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 174 Eddie Larry 05-Aug-19 15:28
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 160 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 16:46
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 161 Eddie Larry 05-Aug-19 18:49
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences 168 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 16:06
The natural world and the universe IS God 173 greengirl5 05-Aug-19 22:24
Re: The natural world and the universe IS God 167 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 14:40
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences, the ingested God experience. 167 Itatw70s 05-Aug-19 22:43
Re: Trusting one's personal experiences, the ingested God experience. 160 GramPong 05-Aug-19 23:44
In search of the lost chord 182 grangram 04-Aug-19 12:27
The big electron 177 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 16:07
Prayers.... 182 Itatw70s 04-Aug-19 16:50
Re: Prayers.... 180 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 21:24
Re: Prayers.... 154 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 23:15
Re: Musings about God 175 Enigcom 04-Aug-19 21:14
God and religion 174 greengirl5 04-Aug-19 23:07
Re: God and religion 178 Itatw70s 04-Aug-19 23:15
It is well with my Soul 170 drrayeye 04-Aug-19 23:52
Re: God and religion 170 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 05:33
Religion and Spiritual Development in Childhood 175 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 06:26
Lots of very young children know things they "should not" know 171 greengirl5 05-Aug-19 06:49
Re: Lots of very young children know things they "should not" know 162 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 07:19
Is Gerda basically correct? 168 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 11:47
Re: Is Gerda basically correct? 171 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 14:25
Re: Is Gerda basically correct? 161 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 15:02
Re: Is Gerda basically correct? 169 Susan Doris 05-Aug-19 16:54
Who said what? 166 greengirl5 05-Aug-19 22:40
Who should I believe? 156 greengirl5 05-Aug-19 22:37
Re: God and religion 168 Itatw70s 05-Aug-19 23:36
Re: God and religion 165 Susan Doris 06-Aug-19 06:03
Re: God and religion 150 drrayeye 06-Aug-19 06:32
Re: God and religion 155 Susan Doris 06-Aug-19 07:03
No excuse--pure laziness 163 drrayeye 06-Aug-19 07:43
Re: God and religion 154 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 14:55
Re: God and religion 162 Susan Doris 08-Aug-19 15:58
Re: God and religion 158 Itatw70s 08-Aug-19 17:06
Reincarnation has been researched by many 150 greengirl5 08-Aug-19 22:21
Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 156 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 00:05
Re: Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 156 GramPong 09-Aug-19 01:28
Re: Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 138 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 11:28
Re: Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 162 GramPong 09-Aug-19 12:08
Re: Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 160 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 14:10
Re: Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 157 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 22:36
Re: Come, dance in the moonlight, Susan!!! 147 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 06:54
Re: Reincarnation has been researched by many 150 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 06:47
verified? by whom? 146 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 09:03
Re: verified? by whom? 151 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 09:44
The lazy way doesn't work 135 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 15:18
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 150 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 15:50
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 154 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 16:46
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 141 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 22:04
Re: The crazy way doesn't work!!! 185 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 22:49
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 158 Eddie Larry 09-Aug-19 16:55
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 154 Susan Doris 09-Aug-19 22:10
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 144 Eddie Larry 09-Aug-19 22:18
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 154 Itatw70s 09-Aug-19 23:03
Science 152 drrayeye 09-Aug-19 23:41
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 159 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 05:21
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 151 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 05:47
Re: The lazy way doesn't work 158 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 09:02
Spiitual blindness 150 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 12:52
Spiritual blindness 150 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 12:56
Re: Spiitual blindness 149 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 15:27
Re: Spiitual blindness 146 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 16:09
Re: Spiitual blindness 149 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 17:03
Childhood faith 160 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 20:16
Discovering reality 152 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 00:32
Finding what you seek 163 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 00:28
Re: Finding what you seek 147 Itatw70s 10-Aug-19 21:42
Posting frequency 148 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 22:48
Re: Posting frequency 149 GramPong 10-Aug-19 23:17
Re: Posting frequency 149 Susan Doris 11-Aug-19 08:17
Re: Posting frequency 148 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 09:02
Re: Posting frequency 146 Susan Doris 11-Aug-19 09:41
Re: Posting frequency 154 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 12:58
Re: Posting frequency 138 Susan Doris 11-Aug-19 13:02
Re: Posting frequency 151 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 22:05
Re: Posting frequency 158 Itatw70s 11-Aug-19 23:15
How about 161 drrayeye 12-Aug-19 03:45
Re: Posting frequency 153 Susan Doris 12-Aug-19 05:10
Agreed, but 142 drrayeye 12-Aug-19 08:10
Re: Agreed, but 143 greengirl5 12-Aug-19 23:13
Trusting or not what we read 138 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 00:21
Re: Trusting or not what we read 147 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 05:31
Re: Trusting or not what we read 144 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 07:15
Re: Trusting or not what we read 142 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 09:10
Re: Trusting or not what we read 145 greengirl5 10-Aug-19 12:35
Re: Trusting or not what we read 146 Susan Doris 10-Aug-19 15:31
Re: Trusting or not what we read 144 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 00:00
Re: Trusting or not what we read 140 Susan Doris 11-Aug-19 12:58
Re: Trusting or not what we read 148 greengirl5 11-Aug-19 22:31
Re: Trusting or not what we read 163 Susan Doris 12-Aug-19 14:39
Re: Trusting or not what we read 152 greengirl5 12-Aug-19 23:28
Re: Trusting or not what we read 142 Susan Doris 13-Aug-19 05:14
Doing her homework? 140 drrayeye 13-Aug-19 05:42
Re: Doing her homework? 151 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 06:32
Re: Doing her homework? 140 Susan Doris 13-Aug-19 14:28
Re: Doing her homework? 264 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 22:53
Re: Trusting or not what we read 137 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 06:29
Re: Trusting or not what we read 153 Susan Doris 13-Aug-19 14:34
Re: Trusting or not what we read 147 GramPong 10-Aug-19 12:21
Belief vs. Way 156 drrayeye 10-Aug-19 14:04
Re: Belief vs. Way 155 GramPong 11-Aug-19 12:05
Re: Trusting or not what we read 149 Itatw70s 10-Aug-19 22:03
Re: Musings about God 200 jazzmumbles 05-Aug-19 00:53
Re: Musings about God 173 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 01:44
Re: Musings about God 193 jazzmumbles 05-Aug-19 12:59
Re: Musings about God 175 drrayeye 05-Aug-19 14:53
Re: Musings about God 201 jazzmumbles 07-Aug-19 01:17
Re: Musings about God 196 ray wakila 05-Aug-19 01:26
Re: Musings about God 186 Itatw70s 07-Aug-19 11:56
Re: Musings about God 190 Itatw70s 07-Aug-19 15:21
Re: Musings about God 181 Enigcom 08-Aug-19 12:05
Re: Musings about God 157 Itatw70s 11-Aug-19 20:39
Re: Musings about God 150 Archaic 13-Aug-19 13:14
Re: Musings about God 156 Susan Doris 13-Aug-19 14:37
Re: Musings about God 163 Archaic 13-Aug-19 16:23


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