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Lori Bolinger

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A riddle for you all
« on: December 28, 2019, 12:02:50 pm »
A couple of years ago I was researching the Children's crusades of 1212 so I could write a book about it.  As I was studying the historical accounts I discovered a truth that is kind of a riddle and I wanted to see how many of you can figure it out.



So the riddle...when is being a slave a greater blessing than being a free "man"?

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Re: A riddle for you all
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 10:32:14 pm »
Romans 6:15-23 New International Version (NIV)
Slaves to Righteousness
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

King James

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hearing, believing and trusting the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross; His death, burial and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins and REPENTING, seals us with that Holy Spirit of Promise - EPHESIANS 1:10-14 KJV - The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV - Ephesians 1:10-14 KJV - Romans 10:9-10 KJV - Romans 10:13 - Romans 10:17 - Ephesians 1:7 KJV - Colossians 1:14 KJV -


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Re: A riddle for you all
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 09:31:17 am »
One of the reasons that the children went on the crusade was because of the poverty and famine they were living in.  What they found is that some who survived and were sold into slavery were no longer having to concern themselves with what to eat or where to sleep, etc. for their masters provided what they needed.

You know, much like God provides us with food if we trust Him
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Re: A riddle for you all
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 01:08:44 pm »
A couple of years ago I was researching the Children's crusades of 1212 so I could write a book about it.  As I was studying the historical accounts I discovered a truth that is kind of a riddle and I wanted to see how many of you can figure it out.

So the riddle...when is being a slave a greater blessing than being a free "man"?
I was thinking about the story of Joseph and how his brothers sold him and he was taken into slavery in Egypt. Joseph was about 17 then I believe. I think about the things that happened to Joseph being sold into slavery, being wrongly accused by Potiphar's wife and being in prison;  Then I think about this bible verse:

Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The good that came from what happened to Joseph.
Gen. 45:4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they came closer. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5“And now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6“For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7“And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. 8 “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

God meant it for good; all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.
Gen. 50:20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.

I can see how this was a blessing for Joseph; how being a slave was a greater blessing than being a free man and not only a greater blessing for Joseph but also for many people to help preserve them alive through the famine.
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Re: A riddle for you all
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 02:18:10 pm »
We're ALL slaves whether we realize it or not.
Hearing, believing and trusting the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross; His death, burial and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins and REPENTING, seals us with that Holy Spirit of Promise - EPHESIANS 1:10-14 KJV - The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV - Ephesians 1:10-14 KJV - Romans 10:9-10 KJV - Romans 10:13 - Romans 10:17 - Ephesians 1:7 KJV - Colossians 1:14 KJV -


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