And you might help us out a bit by explaining why you are the only christian who has ever showed up here and claimed that premonitions are such an important part of your gods plan.
I'm admittedly an odd duck even among my Christian friends. I'm on an assignment from no earthly agency or church. The guidance I have gotten has been similar to accounts of early American preachers that I read about like Charles Finney. He had an astounding encounter with God that was so exclusive that when he went the church authorities of the day he actually feared that they would misdirect him if he was made to comply with popular doctrine. When confronted with the power of his conviction in his view of the bible that didn't comply with their views, they simply ordained him and told him to do what God had directed. I recommend reading a historical account of Charles Finney. But just because my experience stands out does not mean it isn't fully compatible with the basic Christian's confession here.
We've had folks make all sorts of claims about their various versions of religion, and most visiting Christians make claims that we can recognize because some variation has been expressed here before. And nobody else has surprised us with anything so new or different as you have.
You just don't know what a joy it is to be able to be flattered by that statement and at the same time know that I really have nothing to do with it personally. I can only pray that my pride be in check because many men of God have managed to blow it, because Satan is still smarter than I am.
Abraham Lincoln joked about Douglas, who was a great orator and probably better looking. He told a crowd that when Douglas looks at himself in a mirror, he walks away acting like he had something to do with it. And when another competitor accused him of being two faced, he said: If it's true what the gentleman claims that I have two faces, why in the world would I choose to use this one. (Or something like that).
Which would be cool except that you are a majority of one. If you are the only christian having such detailed premonitions, why? And if others have them, why have they not been brought up before?
If I were a god and wanted premonitions to be more stunning, so to speak, I would at least have my Batman warnings take place in, oh, I dunno, Aurora, CO rather than California. And I would write something on the wall, like "Duck at the premier in 2012" and other handy tips like that.
His ways are mysterious and I think that the way he put that together the way he did was not to provide a means of preserving physical life in any single incident as you might want him to do, but to send the message that he has always sent regarding his principles in the Ten Commandments, Prayer, and the Bible.
The earthquake is the same theme, not to be a early warning of physical danger, but to prove his presence and reinforce the reality of his final judgement on mankind as described in the bible.
We are by nature attached to our bodies s if our bodies are all we have, but that is just wrong. We don't have souls. You don't have a soul. I don't have a soul. We are souls. You are a soul. YOU HAVE A BODY.
We somewhat concentrate on our material body when He means to save your soul from eternal hell, but only if you accept his plan of salvation through the shed blood of his Son.
God does love you as John 3:16 says, and he is willing to take you back under his condition, that you come as a child, confess your sin, and believe on the Son he has sent. Be ready to change your mind about supporting Gay marriage, and government and corporate suppport of ungodly lifestyles not the leas of which is covetousness.
Your claims, totally isolated from other versions of Christianity,
I don't think so. Just because I have premonitions and other things happen to me doesn't mean everyone will have exactly the same experience, but in God's own way they can see the light. He works with us individually under the same principles of the Gospel.
I talked with a lady the other night that told me many wonderful things that affirm her faith and when I told her of mind's her eye's lit up and said "isn't the Lord wonderful;! She knew what I was saying was true because of her own experience. She was from New Jersey and lived there and flew a lot back in 2011. She like others had sensed that something bad could happen and she prayed about it. God gave her a dream of a clear blue sky and an airplane from the rear view tilted at an angle just like the one that flew into the towers, and though she didn't understand it she knew that God told her she would not be on the flight. Then 9/11 happened and she though back about the dream, and knew that it was a premonition of the evil act and of her own personal protection. This is a lady that has posted a picture of Jesus Christ and George Washington on her classroom wall and tells the children to always trust Jesus and learn about Washington. She told me she doesn't care if she gets fired, she will never stop teaching about Jesus. Her fellow teachers have many discipline problems with their classes and she said she has no problem with hers.
I'm not sure where I have ever met a more saintly human being than her, and that was just two nights ago.
I want to repeat, I told her a couple of my stories and she knew exactly what I was talking about, because I was talking about the same Jesus that leads and guides her. So what I have is the real deal, just God's own expression of it for me.
Are you actually so special that your god doesn't want you to be bothered. You know, like going outside to pick up a rock instead of taking one with you? And where are his priorities? You know. Bible lessons and dead people treated with the same nonchalance.
He seems to delight in proving his presence to those who love him, and he can show it in the smallest ways. I can't answer to his priorities, I just resign myself to his will.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psa. 37:4
Don't take you physical body more seriously than you eternal soul.
We've got Junebug insisting He loves us (normal, claim-wise) and you, insisting He treats you real special. Again, why? I haven't told you all the perils of my life, but on balance I do feel I have a special circumstance as a messenger. It's biblical, we don't all do the same things.
I'll try to do better answering questons.