Forgiving and being forgiven... unconditionally.
Particularly to one Special Lady and Great Photographer here on DA.[link]
I still faulter at it and struggle...
God know's I need plenty of forgiveness.
But It's dignity and respect due ...and Dignity and respect for all...
Whether forgiveness is ever returned or not... it's unconditional... so I bring only God's word to you so you'll know forgiveness is true.
I made this stamp to encourage other Christians to study this topic more.
The question of ‘how do you know the bible is true?’ seems to pop out a lot. There are a different ways to research and prove the truth of scripture so study up, that way you’ll be “…ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” (1 Peter 3:15)
I always like to start with Answers in genesis, they have great study material for this topic and others, and lots of references on their articles.
I found an article in that site that has a review about the truth of scripture, it doesn’t go on in-depth detail but it gives you an idea on how to approach the topic.
Seven Compelling Evidences Confirm the Bible Is True
1. God’s character
If we turn to the Bible as our highest authority in every area (including how we defend the Bible itself!), we will discover that we can appeal to no greater authority than God Himself. If we had to appeal to another authority to prove what God said, then God wouldn’t be our ultimate authority.
---“On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun.” (Julius Africanus, Extant Writings, XVIII in The Ante–Nicene Fathers, ed. by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973), vol. VI, p. 130, as cited in Gary R. Habermas, The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, (Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company), 1996.)
--- This historical fact fits with Luke 23:44-45
"On the eve of the Passover Yeshu was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, "He is going forth to be stoned because he has practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy. Any one who can say anything in his favor, let him come forward and plead on his behalf." But since nothing was brought forward in his favor he was hanged on the eve of the Passover!" (The Babylonian Talmud, transl. by I. Epstein (London: Soncino, 1935), vol. III, Sanhedrin 43a, p. 281 as cited in Habermas, Gary R., The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, (Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company) 1996.)
--- This historical fact fits with Gal 3:13 and Luke 22:1-2
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“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.” Revelation 22:12
This is more of a parabolic depiction of the coming of Christ, using the imagery of a medieval king riding out at the head of his knights, than a literal depiction of the parousia. Hopefully it conveys the idea well enough.