Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fall from Heaven




C'e' stato un tempo in cui cio' che era nuovo riusciva ad affascinarmi, un tempo non lontano in cui guardavo il mondo con gli occhi di un bambino. Erano giorni in cui non sentivo la solitudine, in cui le privazioni non esistevano e ogni sforzo non portava fatica. E' stato un periodo di magia, di pace con me stesso e col mondo, quando la rabbia e la paura non avevano una presa duratura su di me. Ogni cosa era una scoperta e la musica ascoltata per la prima volta in quel periodo e' tutt'ora capace di farmi ricordare con ogni fibra del mio corpo di come stavo bene ed ero felice. Ed ogni volta che la riascolto, quella musica e' capace di farmi sentire quanto quella sensazione mi manchi, e tale mancanza fa male.
Non so bene cosa sia successo che ha posto fine a quel periodo. Non so se posso addossare la colpa a Londra, perche' se non e' stata Londra a cambiarmi, allora e' stata la ragazza che ho amato. Oppure anche questo cambiamento ha la sua radice nel mio personale peccato originale. Capire quale sia l'origine ha una importanza relativa, a dire il vero. Cio' che veramente conta e' che il giorno in cui ho perso la capacita' di essere affascinato da cio' che e' nuovo e sconosciuto, quel giorno corrisponde alla mia cacciata dal Paradiso.

There was a time when all that was new was able to enthrall me, a not so far time when I could see the world through the eyes of a child. Those were the days when I didn't feel alone, when privations didn't exist and any effort didn't require strain. It was a time of magic, when I was at peace with myself and with the world all, when anger and fear had no grip on me. Everything was a discovery and the music listen to for the first time on those days can still now reminding to every fibre of my body how much well and happy I was on that time. And every time I listen again that music it's capable to make me feel the missing of that sensation, and such a missing is sorrowful.
I don't really know what happened to make an end to that time. I don't know if it's another fault of London, because if it's not London than was the girl who I loved. Or maybe this change also is rooted in my own original sin. To understand its origin is not so important, to be honest. What really matters is that the day I've lost the capability of being enthralled by all that is new and unknown, that very day my fall from Heaven happened.

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  1. THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH BY STEVE FINNELL
    Why was the Ethiopian eunuch so concerned about being baptized in water?
    1. Did the eunuch want to be baptized so he could join the the 1st Church of Philip?
    2. Did the eunuch want to be baptized as a testimony of his faith?
    3. Did he want be baptized because Jesus commanded it and he wanted to be obedient?
    4. Was he in a hurry to be baptized because he realized that water baptism had nothing to do with the forgiveness of his sins?
    5. Did the eunuch want to be baptized because his sins were already forgiven?
    6. Did he want be baptized to demonstrate that he was saved before he was baptized?

    The answer is NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, and NO.

    The Ethiopian was in a hurry to be baptized because:
    1. He wanted his sins forgiven. (Acts 2:38)
    2. He wanted his transgressions forgiven. (Colossians 2:13)
    3. He wanted to be saved. (1 Peter 3:21)
    4. He wanted to be baptized into Christ. (Romans 6:3)
    5. He wanted to walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
    6. He wanted his body of sin done away with. (Romans 6.6)
    7. He wanted wanted to live with Christ. ( Romans 6:8)
    8. He wanted to be saved. (Mark 16:16)
    9. He wanted wanted to be clothed with Christ. (Galatians 3:27)
    10. He wanted to have his sins washed away. (Acts 22:16)
    11. He wanted to be saved. (Titus 3:5)
    12. He wanted to enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
    13. He wanted the Lord to add him to His church. (Acts 2 :41,47)
    14. He wanted to be sanctified. (Ephesians 5:26)
    15. He wanted to be blameless and holy. (Ephesians 5:27)
    16. He wanted to be free of spots and wrinkles.(Ephesians 5:27)
    17. He wanted to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

    THE CONVERSION OF THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH (Acts 8:26-38)

    Philip preached Jesus to the eunuch.

    The first question the eunuch ask was "What prevents me from being baptized?"

    Philip said Acts 8:37 [... "If you believe with all your heart you may." And he answered and said , I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."]

    When Philip preached Jesus to the eunuch he must have told him what Jesus said in Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

    THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH WAS SAVED ON THE ROAD FROM JERUSALEM TO GAZA; BUT ONLY AFTER HE BELIEVED AND WAS BAPTIZED!

    NOTE: In the New Testament Scriptures there is not one single account of anyone denying water baptism as being essential for the forgiveness of sins. Not one mention of anyone saying I was saved before I was baptized. Not one person stated they were saved before baptism, but were baptized so they could join the local church. Not one individual said I was baptized as a testimony of my faith, but it had nothing to do with my salvation. WHY DO YOU NOT READ ABOUT THESE THINGS HAPPENING IN THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH? WHY? BECAUSE THESE ARE ALL MAN-MADE TRADITIONS THAT ORIGINATED MUCH LATER. (SEE MY APRIL 17 POST---"THE PRICE OF TRADITION')

    (All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

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