Well, in the ten commandments God says to have no idols above him. When you make anything more important to you than God, school, work, relationships, music, anything, then yo…u are disobeying that commandment. (MORE)
I don't think so. If your ultimate goal is God's satisfaction, then you can make God happy by your positive deeds. When you have a nice house it may give you a positive feelin…g and that positive energy can absolutely help you do good deeds in your life. Anyhow, My family and I are living in an old house. Pray for us as maybe by the energy which your pray produces we can change our house. Love you. By for now(MORE)
First of all, it depends on what you consider "worldly" songs. Currently, there are Christians who make "Christian music," there are Christians who make "secular music." There… are secular (aka "mainstream") artists who produce decidedly non-Christian music. And then there are secular artists making music that makes you think maybe they're Christian, but you're just not sure... The lines have become increasingly blurred as individuals who have a faith in Christ have at times achieved mainstream success. And individuals in the secular world create music that is full of positive messages. Nowadays it's best to look at each artist on a case-by-case basis... to determine which music to listen to based on lyrical content as opposed to whether or not they've been labeled "Christian" or "secular." So can a Christian listen to music that is typically classified as "secular?" The Bible says that while everything is permissible, not everything is beneficial. (I Corinthians 10:23) So technically, they can. But should they? Each person's relationship with God is different. We're all at different places on the one road that leads to holiness. My suggestion is that you pray about it, listen to God with an open mind and an open heart, and then choose carefully what music you should listen to. If you find that listening to a certain type of music is drawing you farther away from your Creator, or damaging your relationship with Him, then the decision is easy. The priority should be to draw closer to God. Strengthen your relationship with him, and the outcome will no doubt be positive. The more plugged in you are to Jesus, the more likely you are to make better decisions with regard to which music to listen to, which movies to watch, which friends to hang out with, etc.(MORE)
For the first six lines of each stanza Andrew Lang describes what money can buy a person. He mentions how money can support the military ("marches soldiers to and fro"), how a… person can buy love with money ("gaineth ladies with sweet eyes"), how money can turn people greedy and bad ("money maketh evil show"), and how the church misuses money ("money maketh sin as snow"). Andrew focuses a lot on religion, becasue throughout history a person could buy penitence. Some people think this is a way of cheating to get forgiveness and it shows how "money hungry" a church can be. At the end of each satnza, however, Andrew always comes back to the idea that money cannot buy everything ("these alone can ne'er bestow, youth, and health, and paradise"). Translated he is pretty much saying: Everything I just said about what money can buy is great, but money can never buy a person immortalitly (which is living forever), and money can never buy a person good health forever (people can colds and cancer), and money can never buy a person perfection in life (there will always be some problems). So, what Andrew is trying to do in his writting is tell people that money can buy a person nice objects, and comforts in life, but money cannot buy you everything and money can make people greedy. (MORE)
A long-term environmental specialist for the private sector, government and industry. A curmudgeon with years of practice. A person with no belief in or need for invisible friends or magic horseshoes. An artist (stained glass, wood carving and drawings) with work around the world. A second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan Karate. Rated in Aikido.
Achieving nirvana would allow people to escape worldly suffering. Answer: Following the Eightfold Path would allow a person to remove desire from their lives. Desire is the …cause of all suffering. Once you had this enlightenment you could escape the cycle of death and re-birth and be in position to enter Nirvana if you chose ( it's an option in Mahayana Buddhism). Once in Nirvana the last desire, to maintain a sense of individual existence, could be shed. (MORE)
Most people think the Puritans were workaholics, who loved money, and viewed success as proof of their election and eternal life. Wrong on all points! They believed in h…ard work, but never to the neglect of other things, such as family, church, and community. Making money was one goal of working, of course, but not the highest goal-or even the second or third highest! The chief aims of work were to glorify God, to develop your gifts, and to help others in need. As for the last point, Puritans thought success proved their election, it's simply not true. The latter came to the fore after the success of the Puritan Revolution, and it led to the disintegration of Puritanism in England.(MORE)
Transcendentalists view work as important, and worldly success as philosophically significant. That success can be achive with hard work. Success can be measured via phy…sical or spiritual achievements. Transcendentalists are Transcendologists who explores the possibility of spiritual transcendence. Its goal is to determine if the energy in our spirit dies with our body upon our physical demise or if it can pass into another dimension; a collective, an existence that has been called God by mankind. Is our spirit capable of receiving inspiration therefrom and can it establish lines of communication with this other dimension, as claimed by Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, etc.; prophets who established monotheistic religions? Upon our physical demise, can our spirit enter into a spiritual realm to be united with this spiritual collective, this government that guides the development of our universe like a master planner? Could this be a collective that consists of all of the knowledge that has ever existed in the universe? Is the purpose of our life to gather experiences that will add to the progressiveness of this collective? (MORE)