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@TrueTomHarley People seem to forget that Trees are of God's creation. One of the things my father and mother appreciated were anything and everything God has created, so it is silly to be disappointed in something that God provided to mankind, the flora and such s like a gift from our Father in Heaven, as well as the beautifully seas.

 

Alas, what is a blessing some do not appreciate, until it is gone or dying out, that is when they begin to care.

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12 minutes ago, Space Merchant said:

@TrueTomHarley People seem to forget that Trees are of God's creation....Alas, what is a blessing some do not appreciate, until it is gone or dying out, that is when they begin to care.

Yes, they are nice, but they have blemishes. Some are gnarly. Some suffer bugs and blight. Some are not symmetrical. 

'Rip them all out and blacktop what remains' is the attitude of some.

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And not that anyone can be bothered to go back and see what i wrote but this is the scripture i was relating it to. James 2 v 16.

yet one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but you do not give them what they need for their body, of what benefit is it? 

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@JOHN BUTLER But when a truth is spoken it is considered untruth by some, even by you in some instances, especially when the focus is on context, Strong's and interpretation. So technically you cannot throw the apostles and Jesus under the bus on this one.

There, one has to be careful, for we cannot be, like some, who confuse a lesson by Jesus for something of temptation.

That being said, when there is truth and untruths spoken and when the Bible is used, I see it as though it is ninja's throwing ninja stars at each other, and the stars itself being verses and passages, the ones that will stick to the target is the ones knowing what conveys in context.

It also draws the line between spiritual wisdom vs. those who maintain strong emotion and opinion regarding a verses and or passage - basic hermeneutics vs. that of surfaced conclusion.

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