Religion's Place in Nursing - page 3

I often read Billy Graham's column and thought today's was particulary pertinent to our profession. I'm just curious as to your own personal thoughts and feelings on the matter. (Please, no... Read More

  1. by   newonboard
    Well, i know most people of this age and time do not belief in Jesus Christ.
    And it is only through a saved mind that you can understand his resurrction.
    I am Saved and i belief in His death and Resurrection.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from newonboard
    Well, i know most people of this age and time do not belief in Jesus Christ.
    And it is only through a saved mind that you can understand his resurrction.
    I am Saved and i belief in His death and Resurrection.

    Actually according to a Gallop Poll in the U.S., 96 percent of us believe in God, 90 percent pray, and 90 percent believe God loves them.

    Granted, the definition of God may be different for all of us but still, that is a pretty high percentage of folks who at least believe there is a God.

    And I don't think you have to be saved to understand what the resurrection means to Christians.

    steph
  3. by   donmurray
    Billy unwittingly agreed on tape with Nixon that there was a leftist Jewish conspiracy controlling the media who were putting out pornography. He suggested that the stranglehold must be broken or the country would go down the drain. He then went on about how all his Jewish "friends" were unaware of his true feelings about their satanic religion, but he would stand up and be counted when the right time came! Of course he denied it at the time of Haldemans revelations in 1994, but then the tapes were released a couple of years ago, so he issued a four-line apology.
    If he is such an upstanding citizen, why is he still pulling down a full-time salary for a part-time position with his "not-for-profit" foundation?
  4. by   Maisie
    I do believe in the ressurection of Christ. I believe because I have faith that it is true. Yes, there are scriptures that prove it, but most atheist work hard to prove that it is not true. The devil will also work hard to win souls through lies. He does not want you to see the truth.


    I have been born-again for 5 years. I too spent time pondering what I knew scientifically speaking could not be true. When my minister told me that I must have faith and believe, I found it hard to do. Then I spoke to the Lord and learned that faith is all that I need. I have faith that my telephone will work, although it seems impossible that I could call someone in another country and they could hear my voice exactly. I have faith that airplanes can fly even though we all know they are too heavy to stay in the air. I have faith my computer, looking like a television set, will send this email, although this seems impossible when you think about it. In fact, most of the accomplishments of the 2oth and 21st century seem impossible by the standards of past centuries.

    Now, once you get the faith, look at the bible again. Keep in mind, if I am wrong ( I am not), I will simply die one day and never know the difference. If the atheist is wrong, he will simply die one day and Know the difference and spend the rest of eternity regretting it.
  5. by   TopCat1234
    Quote from sbic56
    it would help your cause, if you could realize that your way is not the only way. your statement shows no respect for others belief systems. there are many paths to peace and enlightenment. you, in effect, say that unless everyone folllows the same faith as you, they are retched souls of no hope. even jesus wouldn't approve of a stance such as you have taken.
    jesus has approved of such a stance. he himself said "i am the way, the truth and the life. no one can get to the father except by means of me." john 14:6

    topcat
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from J Lynn
    Some people just don't get it. If you are seeking peace in your life, then try doing it without Jesus, and let me know how it's working for you.
    Seems to be working well for the Bhuddists of the world. Believe it or not it is possible to find peace without Jesus. Definately not for you, but trust me, it works quite well for others.
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from stevielynn
    And just a little observation for those of you who don't believe in the resurrection . . .you are taking to task those who do for belittling your beliefs while at the same time belittling those of us who do.

    A conversation about the resurrection is fine but lets not bash each other.

    steph

    Yeah, let a Christian state their truth and watch the flames begin. Let a Christian take to task a non-Christian and let the flames begin. But let a non-Christian state their believes and we expect tolerance. Funny isn't it?
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from Maisie
    I will simply die one day and never know the difference. If the atheist is wrong, he will simply die one day and Know the difference and spend the rest of eternity regretting it.

    So your faith is fear based?
  9. by   Jaaaman
    Originally Posted by J Lynn
    Some people just don't get it. If you are seeking peace in your life, then try doing it without Jesus, and let me know how it's working for you.
    I think a better thing to have said would be "If you are seeking peace in your life, then try Jesus."
  10. by   Tweety
    Quote from sbic56
    It would help your cause, if you could realize that your way is not the only way. Your statement shows no respect for others belief systems. There are many paths to peace and enlightenment. You, in effect, say that unless everyone folllows the same faith as you, they are retched souls of no hope. Even Jesus wouldn't approve of a stance such as you have taken.

    sbic56, when are you going to get it through your thick skull that is exactly how Christians feel. They have the TRUTH, end of discussion for them. Most acknowledge that there are others in the world who don't feel as they do, but they are wrong.

    I understand that completely about Christians. That's why these types of discussions generally get know where. It's very hard to debate with those who know the truth without a shadow of a doubt. (See Topcat's post for an example).

    Why you continue to try thread after thread month after month is amazing. LOL

    Said with much love mind you, cause you know I loves you. I certainly appreciate that when a Christian is being unreasonable you call them on it. But getting them to consider anything outside of the Truth is not gonna happen.
  11. by   TopCat1234
    Quote from 3rdshiftguy
    so your faith is fear based?
    "the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom." psalm 111:10

    topcat
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Yeah, let a Christian state their truth and watch the flames begin. Let a Christian take to task a non-Christian and let the flames begin. But let a non-Christian state their believes and we expect tolerance. Funny isn't it?
    Yeah, funny as in interesting . . . Since I used to be on the other side.

    I guess I'd like to point out that those who disagree with others . . you are on the flip side of the same coin, 180 degrees different and yet expect tolerance but don't give tolerance.

    You are sure of your beliefs and the other side is sure of theirs. There is a fine line between debating the subject and denigrating the subject-holders. And I've seen it happen both ways today actually.

    Like the post about Jesus saying he is the only way. It does actually say that. Is pointing out that simple fact denigrating to those who don't believe?

    Whew . .. . my head is spinning. :chuckle

    steph
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from topcat1234
    "the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom." psalm 111:10

    topcat

    an interesting way to find peace of mind. but obviously it works for some.

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