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December 25, 2012 - 8:40am

Searching for Biblical truth

I am in search of true Biblical guidance, from Pastors, Priests, Reverends or any knowledgable, believer in Jesus. I have recently been diagnosed, with severe situational social anxiety disorder and really worried about taking the perscribed medicine. Im struggling to not loose my job, from the stress. Iv reached out for help, but after 3 or 4 days of trying. I guess Iv learned where not to go again. Coping with my loss & isolation through, holidays has turned out to be more then I can bare. I am a devout believer, that Christ died for our sins so that we may have the choice to, be forgiven. Im far from iliterate, but my reading level, comprehension & retension, is a real problem for me. This makes it hard to gain acurate knowledge, in a timely way. To recognize the truth, from a lie. Im not computer savy, but I Googled my biblical concerns & the information below, is what I found. Ill try to include a link, to the site, if that may be of help. What Id need to know, is this Biblical truth. Or just one more of the many, distorted views. Im afraid this will be too large, to post on the Batavian. So if you have the time, @ the web address below, you can read the rest. Please, help…


THE 3 RS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: REPENTANCE, RESTITUTION, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY By Rev. Renee Pittelli Being accountable for one’s behavior is part of growing up and being a mature adult. It is a fallacy that God is all forgiving, and when unrepentant offenders claim that "God forgives me", they are wrong. God does not forgive us until and unless we confess our sins and repent (change our ways). The Lord holds us accountable for our behavior, and he instructs us to hold each other accountable as well. Accountability consists of three parts, Repentance, Restitution, and Personal Responsibility: Repentance: REPENTANCE: Remorse, contrition, or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; making a change for the better as a result of remorse; a turning from one’s sinful ways; feeling of such regret for past conduct as to change one’s mind regarding it, atonement; forsaking of sin; the feeling or act in which one tries to right a wrong, it always includes the admission of guilt, and also at least one of: a solemn promise or resolve not to repeat the offense, or an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible. When we rebuke, set limits on, or break off our relationship with an unrepentant offender, she may shrug and tell us, "I know God forgives me", the implication being that the Lord forgives her even if we don’t. But guess what? She is WRONG. & The Lord NEVER forgives unrepentant evildoers. He REQUIRES that sinners humble themselves and come to him for forgiveness, and that they show remorse and change their ways.

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Hello Luci,
Just wanted to encourage you in the Lord. I also have a severe anxiety disorder that makes it very difficult to be in public. It is PTSD. I have been prescribed medication also and as much as I hate having to take it I hate the symptoms of PTSD that keep me isolated even more so I take it. I also understand the inconsolable heart destroying pain of divorce that I did not choose and the difficulty of discovering a "church" or "Pastor" that is a fit. Recently I have had one of the worst if not THE worst meltdowns I have ever experienced (when someone tried to commit suicide in my home.) I am unable at this time to participate in anything that even resembles a "group" anything or requires my opinion or input in that kind of a circumstance. While I have been recovering I have taken a good long and hard look at me and have discovered a couple of things. If the Lord was "not on my side" I would be in some mental hospital right now. He does forgive completely even if I do not like it, my opinion is of value to a few and I needed to stop fighting and let the Lord fight my battles. I am myself an Ordained Minister and could give you many scriptures and even do a very good job of teaching you the Word in an anointed and powerful way BUT instead I am going to tell you this. "Be Still and know that I AM God" Psalm 46:10 and be very careful who's input you receive into your spirit. Anything that encourages hate, anger, division etc does not come from a good place. If it is good it is God. Philippians 4:8-9 MSG Bible - "Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious - the best, not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies."

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