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Do we all have crosses to bear?

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  • MisterD 2012/03/21 17:03:59
    yes
    MisterD
    +4
    Jesus said to take up our cross and follow Him; so, if you're a disciple, you have one... but, the burden is light.

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  • bob marley 2012/07/12 00:59:31
    None of the above
    bob marley
    In my opolnion i think we should extend our crosses to the illumanati and join them mutha F**kers
  • Alvin 2012/03/25 20:18:38
    yes
    Alvin
    +1
    Life is not easy.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/03/25 19:55:16 (edited)
    no
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Not Christian
  • Sister ... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/03/25 20:16:26 (edited)
    Sister Jean
    rude.please stay off my post if you have to be rude..I am not rude on yours
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sister ... 2012/03/25 21:14:14
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    i apologize and removed it
  • Sister ... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/03/25 21:15:41
    Sister Jean
    thanks
  • Andrew 2012/03/24 00:33:46
    yes
    Andrew
    +1
    Oh yes, everyone has a cross we must carry.
  • Sister ... Andrew 2012/03/24 00:46:56
    Sister Jean
    agree
  • Reggie☮ 2012/03/23 20:30:03
    yes
    Reggie☮
    +1
    Yes I think we do, the difference is some are heavier than others.
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/03/23 05:40:00
    yes
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
  • Maleficent 2012/03/22 19:43:29
    no
    Maleficent
    +1
    some of us not all. but it depends what you're trying to ask.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/03/22 15:57:51
    no
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    I think everyone knows of one person whose life has been nothing but charmed. Never had a care, everything always goes their way. I look on them with awe and envy. If there are chosen people, it is them.
  • Josef 2012/03/22 14:24:46
    yes
    Josef
    +1
    Yes, I think we all have. I wish everybody the power to bear his cross
  • Rachel 2012/03/22 14:14:10
    yes
    Rachel
    +1
    ... I think we all do.

    I mean people may look like they're living perfect lives but if you ask some of them, they'll still say there's something still missing or there's still something wrong - and that could be their "burden." (whatever that may be).
  • Pocahontas 2012/03/22 12:08:00
    None of the above
    Pocahontas
    +1
    Maybe but I wouldn't like to think of life as torture and thinking you have to Bear your Cross suggests just that - you have to somehow survive. Not live but survive. That's not what I want to - I'd like to fly and bear my wings, not a cross.
    wings girl
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/03/22 05:20:41
    yes
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +1
    I have yet to meet anyone with a perfect life. We all have our crosses to bear, some crosses are heavier than others but are crosses none the less.
  • ENCHANTMENTINTHEWIND 2012/03/22 03:00:22
    yes
    ENCHANTMENTINTHEWIND
    +1
    Times of great conviction do not fail to claim each and every person at some point in time.
  • D.C. Willis 2012/03/22 02:58:30
    None of the above
    D.C. Willis
    +1
    I cannot say that everyone has a "cross to bear" but a few of the problems I have had felt more like an anchor then a cross.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... D.C. Wi... 2012/03/25 19:52:08
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
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  • D.C. Wi... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/03/25 20:15:22
    D.C. Willis
    Glad it is not real. LOL
  • jojac 2012/03/22 02:32:33 (edited)
    no
    jojac
    +1
    "Do we all (who) have crosses to bear"? Does that mean every

    person or every Christian?

    Non Christians don't bear a cross. And not all Christians bear

    the cross.

    "take up your cross'" literally means lift up the cross, that is,

    exalt Christ. Bearing your cross is not talking about the problems

    or burdens one has. Notice what the Scripture says: Mt.16:24-27

    It is referring to one` that chooses to be Christs disciple. That

    person must deny himself and put Christ first. This Scripture is not

    talking about loss of eternal salvation. If a person puts self first

    and lives for self instead of for Christ, his life will count for nothing.

    He will have done nothing of lasting value. But the cross represents

    suffering , shame , rejection and death. So it seems that "taking up

    the cross" also means bearing the shame, being ridiculed, persecuted,

    etc., as the result of taking a visible, vocal, and public stand for Christ.

    We "Believers" are seeing first hand how many poor, deluded souls,

    blinded by Satan, there are on Soda head that say that there was no

    resurrection, that Christians are stupid, following a myth etc..



    Christians that choose to be a disciple of Christ do indeed have a cross to

    bear. And even though we pity those deluded souls, and pray that God

    remove the veil from their eye...











    "Do we all (who) have crosses to bear"? Does that mean every

    person or every Christian?

    Non Christians don't bear a cross. And not all Christians bear

    the cross.

    "take up your cross'" literally means lift up the cross, that is,

    exalt Christ. Bearing your cross is not talking about the problems

    or burdens one has. Notice what the Scripture says: Mt.16:24-27

    It is referring to one` that chooses to be Christs disciple. That

    person must deny himself and put Christ first. This Scripture is not

    talking about loss of eternal salvation. If a person puts self first

    and lives for self instead of for Christ, his life will count for nothing.

    He will have done nothing of lasting value. But the cross represents

    suffering , shame , rejection and death. So it seems that "taking up

    the cross" also means bearing the shame, being ridiculed, persecuted,

    etc., as the result of taking a visible, vocal, and public stand for Christ.

    We "Believers" are seeing first hand how many poor, deluded souls,

    blinded by Satan, there are on Soda head that say that there was no

    resurrection, that Christians are stupid, following a myth etc..



    Christians that choose to be a disciple of Christ do indeed have a cross to

    bear. And even though we pity those deluded souls, and pray that God

    remove the veil from their eyes, we are strengthened by their

    false charges and we rejoice because of them, because we know that

    proves the truth of God's Word. And we know that wherever in Scripture

    there is mention of the suffering of a Christian, there is also mention of

    the Glory to follow.

    But it is also very distressing to see how many there are, that probably
    would say they are Christian, that very obviously have such little understanding
    of Scripture. True Christians need to be students of the Word.
    (more)
  • Jbug799 jojac 2012/03/22 05:29:37
    Jbug799
    Amen!
  • Sister ... jojac 2012/03/22 11:44:40
  • cjd 2012/03/22 01:52:22
    yes
    cjd
  • Just me ♥ 2012/03/22 01:42:31
    yes
    Just me ♥
    +3
    I use to think that my cross was big until I met a little patient of mine and I suddenly realized that my life isn't so bad afterall. It isn't a joyride by any means, but it isn't miserable, either. She has made me thankful for the health I have and for the health of my children.
  • Robert 2012/03/22 01:14:56
    yes
    Robert
    +1
    I dont believe in religion, but I do have certain things I stand up for, I would always stand by whats right even if it doesn't bother me (only if they asked my opinion or if its affecting the way we people live.
  • Jayfeather 2012/03/22 00:55:35
    yes
    Jayfeather
    +2
    But I personally feel that, with the help of the Lord, my friends, my family, and all of the wisdom I've gained from experience, my own cross is very light.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/03/22 00:47:18
  • Patriot 2012/03/22 00:37:32
    yes
    Patriot
    +1
    We all have a bear to cross is what I say and I'm right , of course! Or as the late great Paul Newman said" if you don't piss anyone off , You don't have any character. Jimbo get out of bed and step away from the remote!
  • kerebail.ramakrishnachar 2012/03/22 00:32:52
    yes
    kerebail.ramakrishnachar
    +1
    This is daily routine work of responsible persons.No strange !
  • sharebear817 2012/03/22 00:28:45
    None of the above
    sharebear817
    I dont.. I'm a jew :)
  • D.C. Wi... sharebe... 2012/03/22 02:56:16
    D.C. Willis
    +2
    If someone has a cross to bear, they have a heavy burden of responsibility or a problem that they alone must cope with. This is what we refer to as an "Idiom".

    Being Jewish you could still have "a heavy burden of responsibility or a problem that they alone must cope with."
  • jojac sharebe... 2012/03/22 03:04:08
    jojac
    +2
    It seems that you sir, may have a better understanding of the issue than most
    others responses.
  • pocahontas666 2012/03/22 00:24:07
    None of the above
    pocahontas666
    ?????
  • Lindsey 2012/03/22 00:02:32
    yes
    Lindsey
    +1
    Everyone has crosses to bear.
  • jojac Lindsey 2012/03/22 04:45:23
    jojac
    +1
    "crosses"? The cross in Mt. 16:24 is singular. And you can only "take it up"
    by first denying of self., that is, by forgoing your own will and yielding to
    the will of God. In so doing one is abasing self and exalting Christ, or to put it
    another way they are lifting up the Cross, or acknowledging the preeminence of
    Christ. When one does that they will be doing what has lasting value.
  • Lindsey jojac 2012/03/22 22:49:06 (edited)
    Lindsey
    +1
    Yeah, that's right "crosses". Everyone has their own cross to bear. Meaning problems.
  • jojac Lindsey 2012/03/24 04:12:28
    jojac
    +1
    I would not dare equate my problems with the suffering of Christ by
    referring to them as the "cross I bear".
  • jimbo999 2012/03/21 23:58:24
    yes
    jimbo999
    +1
    Some of us have a bigger cross though.
  • angie45 2012/03/21 23:56:00
    yes
    angie45
    +1
    yes,i believe we all have to bear the cross at one time or another..it's all part of life.

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