Re: personal revelations

From: Sondra Brasile (
Date: Tue Feb 18 2003 - 13:27:22 EST

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    Dr. Campbell,

    Point well taken.

    Since we're sharing, I had a personal revelation that has to do with the
    subject, about 3-4 years ago.

    I had just found out that my husband of 15 years was a philanderer, an
    adulterer. I was completely blindsided, I had no idea, no indication that
    for the past 6 or so years he had had numerous adulterous relationships and
    in fact was in the midst of a 6 month long "relationship" with a woman that
    I "by accident" had just found out about.

    We have 4 children and I will just say that it was the most devastating
    experience and emotions I can imagine. Mentally, emotionally, even
    physically I was devastated, I lost 19 pounds in two weeks and my usually
    low blood pressure was dangerously high, so much so that my doctor, who is
    also a friend, 'freaked out' and put me on mind numbing drugs (they were
    really bad, I elected to quit taking them after some serious side effects).

    In the midst of my suffering I questioned God, "How could you know how I
    feel?" I asked him, "you say you partook in all our human sufferings through
    Jesus Christ here on earth but Jesus never married, he never had to go
    through this torture, how can he identify with THIS suffering?" As if God
    spoke it loud and clear, in my head I heard, "This is how I feel each and
    every time you put something else before your relationship with me. This
    happens to me countless times a day and throughout history. The church is my
    'bride' and I get cheated on repeatedly, I know EXACTLY how you feel and to
    a degree you will never know".
    I remained crying, but the *reason* for my tears had changed.

    Sondra Brasile

    >From: "bivalve" <>
    >Reply-To: <>
    >To: <>
    >Subject: personal revelations
    >Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 12:55:31 -0500
    >In considering what criteria validate a revelation, perhaps an example with
    >no personal interest for list members would be useful. Conveniently, I
    >just received one by email. Why is this credible or not credible? What
    >criteria apply? Can they be applied to other examples?
    > >Dear Brother in Christ,
    >I am ELDER MASINGA Willmba Ugochi of Demostration Ministry
    >Nigerian Inc.Worldwide,basically a prayer and
    >deliverance Ministry.I am equally a retired Managing
    >Director of Ministry of Aviation,since I recieved my
    >calling and joined my Ministry,I have been asking God
    >to purify what remains of my wealth for Evangelical
    >works and for Orphanage.
    >On the last day of a special fasting and praying
    >session in my Ministry,there was a divine revelation
    >from God that I should invest in your Ministry.My God
    >is not an author of confussion,contact me immediately
    >for further discussion. <
    > Dr. David Campbell
    > Old Seashells
    > University of Alabama
    > Biodiversity & Systematics
    > Dept. Biological Sciences
    > Box 870345
    > Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0345 USA
    >That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted
    >Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at
    >Droitgate Spa

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