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“I sometimes struggle with some of the instructions”: My fight to be a good Christian, by Cameron
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:18 EST, 8 August 2013 | Daniel Martin and Nazia Parveen

Posted on 08/08/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai

David Cameron yesterday confessed he found it a “little difficult” to follow Christ’s example and give all his possessions to the poor.

Questioned about his religious beliefs, however, the Prime Minister described biblical teachings as “not a bad handbook” for life. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: christianity; davidcameron; exportssm; homosexualagenda; uk
There is nothing in there about being exuberant about exporting gay marriage worldwide, Mr. Cameron.
1 posted on 08/08/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
'Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vein conceit.'
2 posted on 08/08/2013 10:36:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Olog-hai

A desperate man shaking every tree to scrape up votes for the next general election after he’s burned so many bridges built by the likes of Churchill and Thatcher.....


3 posted on 08/08/2013 10:41:39 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, who doesn’t find it a “little difficult” to follow Christ’s example.


4 posted on 08/08/2013 10:45:56 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: Ackackadack

There’s a difference between that and the outright rejection that Cameron has displayed in his political career.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 10:47:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The unbeliever typically flatters and calls Jesus a “good moral teacher” or “good example to live by” which is a red flag that they totally miss the point as most Muslims do when you bring up the subject of Jesus.

Jesus did not come to earth to be a moral example. He came to earth to die for our sins and to absorb the punishment that we deserve. The unbeliever tries to make you think they admire Christ’s teachings but that’s not what He wants. He wants to be acknowledged as your personal Lord and Savior.

Read his own comments and you cannot help but conclude he is either Lord, liar or lunatic. He’s either a fraud or the King of all Kings. That’s the choice each and every one of us must make.


6 posted on 08/09/2013 12:14:44 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Ackackadack
Well, who doesn’t find it a “little difficult” to follow Christ’s example.

A little difficult? There is no one alive who could live to the standard expressed in Matthew, Chapter Five. We call ourselves Christians but we deceive ourselves. No wonder we are told not to judge!

7 posted on 08/09/2013 4:28:31 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Olog-hai

” the Prime Minister described biblical teachings as “not a bad handbook” for life.”

Wow. Such zeal.


8 posted on 08/09/2013 5:01:57 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: OrangeHoof

Well said.


9 posted on 08/09/2013 5:24:21 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: New Jersey Realist
A little difficult? There is no one alive who could live to the standard expressed in Matthew, Chapter Five. We call ourselves Christians but we deceive ourselves. No wonder we are told not to judge!

I'm the first to acknowledge that I'm the worst example of a Christian, the Lord knows I have my flaws that I struggle with daily despite loving Him with a full heart. We all fall short.

Having said that, the Bible does not tell us not to judge. Keep reading and you'll see that we're told not to judge others by a standard higher than we hold ourselves to.

"Don't judge others" is often misconstrued.

10 posted on 08/09/2013 5:30:14 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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"Don't judge others" is often misconstrued

Dang striaght!! For one thing, we can judge acts. If I am a thief, or an adulterer, it doesn't mean that I don't know that theft and adultery are wrong.. It doesn't even mean that I can't advise others not to indulge in them.

A little bit hypocritical, you say? Well yes. But it doesn't mean that I am wrong in that view.

11 posted on 08/09/2013 6:12:33 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Olog-hai

If this is a confessional, I struggle whenever I see an Obama bumper sticker. Up shoots my middle finger!

Whenever I see abuse of power; a (I assume Falcons) caravan of busses went flying down the left lane of i-75 with police lead forcing drivers over. I sung over to the lane next to them, rolled my window down and held my hand up in a one finger salute the whole time they flew by. In my humble opinion, the only two cases for a police escort to move drivers over is for a medical emergency or the return of one of our fallen heros.

I can’t stand all the celebrity - we are better than the rest of you - crap.

Yeah, I feel bad about losing my temper and flashing the finger. I would never have done it before Obama.


12 posted on 08/09/2013 6:21:53 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: OrangeHoof
Actually, Jesus did come to be an example, and we are told to follow in His steps. Read 1 Peter 2:21.
13 posted on 08/09/2013 6:28:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“The road is narrow.”


14 posted on 08/09/2013 6:36:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Olog-hai

My weakness in following Him is in the “turning the other cheek” thing (especially enemies of my country internal and external) and sympathy for those who overtly and continually choose poorly.


15 posted on 08/09/2013 6:51:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Olog-hai

But not in the way this comment was meant. You have to understand libspeak. They see part of Jesus’ message as the socialist gospel - give all your money to the poor, widows, orphans, etc. It was more necessary of the early church to liquidate their resources so the ministers could be sent to spread the gospel and build new churches. Spending on the needy was so they would listen to the good news and be saved. The libs want to confiscate the money of others to spend on the poor as a means of controlling both.


16 posted on 08/09/2013 7:34:41 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Indeed it is equivocation on their part to put themselves in Caesar’s place. We were warned about those kind of leaders in 1 Samuel 8:11-18.


17 posted on 08/09/2013 8:02:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: usconservative

I have made a careful study regarding this.

When you combine Luke 6:37 – “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven” With Matthew 7:1 – “Judge not that ye be not judged” I take that to mean that we shouldn’t judge other people’s actions but only our own actions. John 8:15-16 – “You people judge according to the flesh, I am not judging any one. But even if I do judge my judgment is true, for I am not alone in it, but I and He who sent Me.”

I can’t find a single passage in any of the four gospels that tell us to judge another person. That seems to be one of the main teachings of Jesus. On the other hand Paul seemingly disagrees with Jesus. Personally I would take the words spoken by Jesus over those of Paul.

Whoever is right I think I’ll stay with the not judging because I know I would only condemn myself. Since no man I know is capable of living to a higher standard than the least among us (total sinless perfection) we shouldn’t judge! James 2:10 –“ For whoever keeps the whole law yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”

In any event, why even bother to make judgments on other people; does one really get satisfaction by judging others? I’m reminded of the adage, “but for the grace of God, there go I.”

Google this subject and all the religious sites say, like you; do not judge is a false preachment and is not found in the Bible. Sounds like some Christian guilt to me to cover their asses and condone inappropriate action.


18 posted on 08/09/2013 8:34:50 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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Google this subject and all the religious sites say, like you; do not judge is a false preachment and is not found in the Bible. Sounds like some Christian guilt to me to cover their asses and condone inappropriate action.

Aren't you the smarmy, self-righteous holier-than-thou type? ROFL! Good luck with that...

19 posted on 08/09/2013 4:59:23 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Nice attitude there!


20 posted on 08/09/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist
True, but you can at least try
21 posted on 08/09/2013 5:40:54 PM PDT by Vanders9
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