a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Of Life

I paint
and it's empty
from my view

I write
and it's empty
words mean nothing
they only
the page

I live
and it's empty
words mean nothing
all is colorless
from my view

Will Death fill the empty?
or will I realize
was, oh, so much more
than a dream could be?
Turkey Buzzard


thotpurge said...

The sense of emptiness when everything seems to have no meaning....hopefully it will pass.

Steve Finnell said...


Does the Bible teach that men need to repent of original sin? No, it does not. The Bible does not even mention original sin. Original sin was invented by men. The promoters of the doctrine of original sin claim that Adam sinned and therefore all men are born guilty of sin because they inherited it from Adam. They teach that all men are born with the sin nature of Adam. The question remains how would it be possible to repent of the sin Adam committed? [ NOTE:Adam was not even the original sinner. Eve was the original sinner. 1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.(NKJV) Also see: Genesis 3:13]

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

The apostle Peter was not telling those on the Day of Pentecost to repent of their original sin that they inherited from Adam. How can men repent of the sins of others?

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

Death spread to all men, BECAUSE ALL SINNED. Men can repent of the sins they themselves commit, but they cannot repent of the sin Adam committed, nor are they guilty of Adam's sin.

Luke 13:1-3.....3 "I tell you no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.(NKJV)

Was Jesus telling them unless they repented of the sin Adam committed they would perish? Of course not, sinners are sinners because they sin, not because someone else has sinned.

The teachers of the doctrine of original sin believe that in order to be forgiven of Adam's sin and have Adam's sin nature washed away, unbelieving babies and adults must be baptized in water to wash away the guilt of Adam's sin. Where is the Scripture that teaches that doctrine?

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.(NKJV)

Is the Lord waiting for men to repent from the guilt of Adam's sin. Of course not. Men need to repent of their unbelief, and commit to turn from sin and turn toward God.

There are no Scriptures that mentions "ORIGINAL SIN".

There is no Scripture that states unbelieving babies should be baptized in order to wash away the guilt of Adam's sin.

There is not one verse of Scripture that states that sin can be inherited from, Adam, Eve, nor anyone else.

A question that goes unanswered. If original sin in inherited, then how can an infant inherit sin from Christian parents who have been washed by the blood of Jesus the Christ?

The doctrine of original sin is a man-made doctrine.

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Kerry O'Connor said...

I guess life can only be lived to the best of any individual's ability and self-expression, whatever form it takes, is an essential part of that.

Debbie said...

so thought provoking...but i refuse to believe this is not a life well lived. even in its ordinary moments, that it is extraordinary!!!!

Sketching with Dogs said...

What was it that James Taylor sang in that song - 'every now and then the things I used to lean on lose their meaning' I always think of that song when I feel like that. Your words capture that emptiness perfectly.
Lynne x

brudberg said...

I think we need to fill life with what with we can... if it's a little grey, maybe it will look different when the sun is up...

Karen S. said...

Oh there are those moments every now and again, that filter in, but truly it's washed away by each new morn and the amazing sound of a dog barking, and nature waking, and yes the dishwater roaring how pleasant it feels to be washing away all the dirt! Can you tell I'm in one of those strange moods?! I refuse to let things get me down. Hehehe...says I who so often forgets to follow my own words.

georgeplace2013 said...

Where I am right now. It feels empty but I keep telling myself it isn't and hope to wait it out.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sounds like depression to me! Paradoxically, people can sometimes paint and write their way out of it.

kaykuala said...

Life can be colorless at odd times. But if only one can live the good dreams it will certainly compensate and make living livelier!


LindaG said...

We have turkey buzzards here, too. I have mistaken them, at a distance, for wild turkey's; which we have here, also.
Nicely done, Gail. :-)

Lynne said...

Serious . . . provoking . . .

camp and cottage living said...

I do believe if we were staring death in the face we would find that all of those task that seemed so meaningless suddenly seem like a gift!

Linda Kay said...

Very poignant this morning. We must live each day to the fullest.

Ida said...

Think on what is good and noble and remember each day of life is a "gift." Hugs

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