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#2172748 Observations from A Waiting Room

Posted by ncn on 11 December 2014 - 12:03 PM

The other day I was sitting in the waiting room to have radiation therapy observing others around me.

The staff walked around with large smiles and pleasant manners.

 

All around me heads with wigs that didn't quite sit right were buried in newspapers, word pads and mobile phones.

Someone got up to go and get a cup of tea.

Others were accompanied by a friend or a family member trying not to look embarrassed or worried.

Carol my nurse was browsing some dreadful woman's magazine.

Small polite conversation, faces that conveyed the,” Wish I was not here”, were all around me.

 

It’s strange how we all deal with different circumstances.

We can say or even think that when the going gets tough we will stand up and be counted.

Where do we really draw our strength from?

 

Psa 28:7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

 

Hang on moment!  

 

Ever tried singing in this waiting room?

 

I mean it smells of death, this is the last place anyone would wish to come and sit in for a cup of tea or to pass away a few hours in the day.

It's depressive  , it's the anti camera,(anteroom) to something else. 

Only sick people come here, why would you wish to be here? 

Even the colour scheme is appalling,,, not to mention the curtains,,, as for the tea , it doesn't bear talking about.   

 

 

A young nurse comes and calls my name,

I go and change into some ridiculous gown that lets the wind contact you in places that the wind has no place to be.

 

Stepping out of the cubical, I hand over my possessions, keys, wallet and Iphone.

 

The phone bleeps, it’s a text message from Fez in South Africa,,,,, I grab the phone back to read it.

 

Text message quote,

“I am in the middle of Makuze game reserve, off road and by myself.

I pray that you feel the peace in your soul that this place conveys to me Nigel. 

Green, cool , the sound of birds everywhere and a wilderbesast snorting in the distance. No other sounds.

You are not alone. GBU.”

 

I place the phone back into the bin and climb onto  the table,,,,,

the complicated mechanism of the bed and laser lights are adjusted.

The rooms lights go down and I'm left alone,,,, music is softly playing in the back ground; classical as per my daily request.

 

My mind wanders, I can feel the peace.

 

Isaiah 41:10

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness

 

God never leaves us, not for one moment, we just have to know where to look for HIM ,,,,,,,,,,,and really,,,

Let me tell you,,,

 

He is just a prayer away; HE supplies our every need even through the smallest text message from a friend. 

 

Oh,,.and yes,,,, you can sing in this place ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I did.  :biggrin2:


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#1991466 Why I Post Bible ~ FresnoJoe

Posted by FresnoJoe on 24 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

March 10, 2007

 

In my question to Christians I said I was not being curt or snide but asking an honest question. If I offended you somehow, I apologize for that but still believe the question to be legitimate. I quote Scriptures all the time but, have learned to add their meaning and relevance and personal conversation in exhortation and friendly talk. The reason is they are just words and makes us the appearance of "Bible Thumpers" through scripture but no Living Water with them. The Word says His Word will pour out of OUR Bellies like Living Water. Without that, they are like "tinkling brass" most times. If anyone of us look back to those who reached our hearts before we came to Christ, we see it was a real application of Scripture in Words with His Word Living in them yet, not changed from their meaning. That is my point and I believe Jesus' point when He talked of Living Water. Look at His conversations with people, lowly non=educated common people. They were amazed at His conversation because they heard the Law in the Temple read by the priests and scribes But Jesus brought them to Life as did All His disciples/Apostles. Thing about it..

Blessings in Jesus,

Brother Ron Cruise

 

:thumbsup:

Point taken brother.
No offense.

Ron, you are a true brother.
Our Lord has some purpose in our discussion which will bring Glory to Him.

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver."
(Proverbs 25:11)

I know my Lord and He always leads me besides still waters and into the pastures I need.
It may have taken 23 years or so, but when He moves, it is perfect. :24:
God also has an amazing sense of humor and I am beginning to laugh at myself as I see a little of what He is doing with our dialog.

Yes Lord and Amen!

He is so dear maybe I can sit at His feet for a few billion years or so and just drink Him in before I get busy with whatever He has for me to do!

I lead with my heart, so be assured brother, an honest answer.

I am not impressed with my words nor with the words of man.
However, My soul paints for His Word.

The Bible Bot in Chat is a personal favorite of mine at Worthy.
I would love to see it tag a Bible scripture at the end of each post on the boards.

The only thing that has saved my life since I was six years old is The Word of God and The God behind it.
God put the Bible into my young hands and people into my young life to teach me to read it.
The KJV was my reading primer when I was five, six and seven.
This was one of the first verses planted into my heart and it has never left me.

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
(Psalms 119:11)

The Christian parents in my young life brought extreme pain and suffering to me but God never left me nor did He ever forsake me.
I love them dearly and pray for them in their old age (Dad is slowly dying) and I look forward to spending eternity with them as I do with secondeve and emeralgirl should God be Gracious unto them and they respond. Cartwheels before The Throne?

The Bible was where I learned to truly love.
It is the only reason I still have a marriage and a passionate one at that after 37 years with my sweetheart!
It is the only reason I knew how to love my baby boy.

It is the reason I quit drinking stone cold when I got angry at my wife 28 years ago while drunk.
It is the reason I just quit smoking last summer after 46 years of a pack-a-day non-filters with no patch, no desire to quit and no conviction of sin!
I just wanted to get even closer to Jesus down here because He hasn't taken me home to Him yet.
Quitting cigarettes was all of Jesus and none of Joe.

The Holy Bible was a Mother's love and a Father's council to me as a child.
It is my everything and, along with the wife of my youth, my comfort as I grow old and feeble.

The WORD through The Word is the most precious thing I have to offer the dear folks at Worthy.
Scriptures are my lifeline to God's Love and I post them out of love.

Please forgive me one more time but I do need to check the "tinkling brass" reference.
Ah!
Love!
The fruit of abiding in Jesus!


"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal."
"And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."
"And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."
(1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

Yes and Amen Lord!


Dear Brother, these "Bible Thumping" Words I post are the very words of life, love and hope to me.
I do not get the same joy and instructions from any man or woman until they begin to speak Bible Words.

It breaks my heart and grieves my spirit to see the tossing out of God's Word throughout the "civilized" Christen world.
Many of the through-the-Bible verse by verse Churches today, speed read the Bible in the evenings and talk and talk and talk incessantly about their personal views and their personal life in the morning "application" service.
They used to show Jesus with every sermon even in Books like Leviticus but the anointing has left them or I came on the wrong days.

I am too old and sick for this nonsense so I fall asleep and then I snore and my wife has really sharp elbows so I can't sit there any more and my ribs still hurt! There are other health issues which also keep us away.

I hope and pray Christians will share God's counsel with any unsaved friends they love and fellowship with at Worthy.
I would hope and pray the unsaved would nail their Christian friends to the wall until they receive a true understand of who Jesus is and why He is the most important person ever to walk the earth and why it is needful to act now!


I know God says it far better then I can and, without posting The Word I'll probably get it wrong but here goes!

Sin is real and more deadly to the soul of the sinner than the venom of a viper and it is totally nasty in God's sight and cannot be in His presence.

Hell is real and eternal.

All have sinned.

God The Father so loved the sinner that He laid the lashes for all the sins upon His Beloved Son to save the few who will receive His Gift.

Jesus, God The Son, totally without sin, so loved His Father and the sinner that He went to and stayed upon The Cross and became sin and took all the lashes needed to full pay the sin debt of the whole world to save the few who will receive His Gift!

All you need to do is to turn away from your nasty old sinful self, repent of your nasty old sinful self and receive God's gift by faith.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16)

Which you can't even do by yourself except for The Holy Spirit drawing you to God and convicting you of your horrible sinfulness and Jesus' total innocence and totally breaking your heart for what you have done!


Perhaps you are correct brother.
My Heart will not allow me to past by a lost and hurting person without leaving a few of the Words of Life.
Maybe I should just give in and change my user name to Thumper!

A new apologetics is settling over Western Christendom.
One where God's Holy Word is not welcome, period.
Although Worthy has some of these young "Christian" Turks swarming around it, this apostasy has not and I think will not strike deep into the Worthy Boards or Worthy Chat.

You can discuss science, weather, news or anything you desire and you can quote anything or anyone except extreme profanities and most all obscenities but you can not post any Bible scripture whatever.
We have young ones coming onto Worthy claiming Christ as their Lord and Savior but hating God's Word and actively trying to stop it's appearance at Worthy.
They have poled the unbelievers on other web sites to discover what they are comfortable with and then these "Christians" actively campaign to keep all Bible quotes or any Christian references to "creation" off "their" boards here at Worthy.

It's the strangest thing I've seen outside of a cult!
Like some made-up fake Antichrist bolted together by a Frankenstein committee of Atheist Adults and Bible-less, Jesus-less teenage Church kids claiming to be Christians.
He is a all evolutionist, all symbolic Bible and all science is the savior of earth and Mankind but, somehow, still he is "Christian".


Ron, I am truly saddened when I hear the Words of Jesus which are life to me are just thumping to the lost and the hopeless!
You and I both know what a closed Bible means and it is a heart breaker!.
When I see this reaction, it does break my heart and sends me to The Throne and to plead for The Word and The Holy Spirit to act upon the Heart.


"The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:"
"The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:"
"The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
(Numbers 6:24-26)

"And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them." (Numbers 6:27)

Love, Joe


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#2180528 It's too cold for color TV.

Posted by ncn on 07 January 2015 - 10:36 AM

:26:

 

We have a heat wave.

The shops have run out of sun block and the queues at the only shop who have some to sell, require police control.

There are miles of motorists  blocked in traffic jams as the people flock to the south coast to avoid the heat.

Shops have closed and people have been warned not to go out during the mid day sun.

The underground has come to a halt due to the track buckling in some places under the heat.  

 

I have ordered ceiling fans for the house and posted an urgent appeal in the Telegraph  for a new house keeper to fan me.

Wrote a stern letter to my local MP complaining of global warming, asking him to raise yet again in the house the question as to why;

we have allowed the Welsh to  globally warm us?

(One feels the need to lay the blame somewhere)  :whistling:

 

Later, I shall more than likely take my bucket and spade down to the banks of the river Thames and have a paddle.

Ice cream will not be an option but rather a necessity. 

 

(I should also point out that I have a fever and could be talking nonsense.) 

:happyhappy:


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#2127759 "Jesus today"

Posted by ncn on 16 July 2014 - 01:45 PM

These two verses have more so than in any other time in my life as now,  given me strength and reassurance. 

 

Deuteronomy 31:8 8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged

 

Php 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


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#2036484 How do you pray?

Posted by bopeep1909 on 30 November 2013 - 11:49 PM

Sometimes God does not answer our prayers the way we want Him to.Sometimes He will say "yes".Sometimes he will say "no" and sometimes he will say "wait I have something better". We need to pray that Gods Will Be Done.Sometimes it takes a while for our prayers to be answered in God's timing.Sometimes we have to be patient. 


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#2036832 How do you pray?

Posted by Omegaman on 01 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

I think also, that to pray in the name of Jesus, means to pray, confident in the authority He gave us. We still use this sort of language today: Stop, in the name of the law" means that one is being ordered to stop, because the law has authority.
Jesus has authority, and when we recognize that, use it, are obedient to it and seek Gods will, we are praying authoritatively, praying in the name of Jesus.
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#1933337 Please Read Before You Start A Thread

Posted by OneLight on 23 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

This forum is the Welcome Forum, designed for new members to say Hi and to introduce your self. It is not a place for a discussion on specific questions, suggestions or requests. If you are answering a post, just welcome the new member and wait to join the conversation they present when they post in the proper forums.

Lately, this forum has taken on the identity of the General Forum and this is not what the Welcome Forum is meant to be. After 5 posts, the new member can start a thread in the proper forum to discuss what is on their minds. Be respectful to the guidelines of each forum and enjoy your time with us!

God Bless.
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#1887795 A word from this Ministry - Please Read

Posted by OneLight on 21 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

What is going on lately? Why is there so much discord/division? Why are there so many personal attacks, insults and downright disrespect toward each other?


I have been asking these questions to myself as I read the reports and check threads of interest. I wanted to blame it on the intensity of the election, but the election has passed and this still continues. I have only my imagination to measure how the results have affected people’s lives.


I do know one thing. God is preparing this world for the return of His Son. When I look to Scripture for a description of how the world will be, it is much uglier than what I see today. Yet what I do see is an escalation to what He tells us will happen. I am concerned that if we, because of just one election, become so quick to judge and cause pain, what will we be like when it continues to get worst? I have to shake my head due to the images this question brings to me. I do not like what my imagination shows.


We are His children, whether or not we agree with who should run the country, what we should pay for taxes, who does what to themselves, and how disturbing the future looks as we remember our past. We are not these things, though they have an effect on us if we allow it. We need to continue to seek God and follow His directions. We need to keep our focus on Him and what He has called us to do.


So, how does all this relate to my questions? I am convinced that we in ministry cannot continue to allow things to get too far down the wrong road before we step in. At one time, members used to work things out after a few posts, but that is not what I have been seeing in the past months. So, I ask everyone to do the following:
  • If you know you are butting heads with another member, be the first to offer an olive branch and be the peacemaker.
  • If you notice that you are getting heated by another’s response, walk away from the thread until you know you have His peace back in your life over the issue.
  • If you feel strongly about an issue between you and another member, offer to debate it in the Soap Box forum so the two of you can focus on each other’s response and not all the other posts of those who want to be involved.
  • Check your attitudes as you post, ensuring that what you are posting is exactly what you want to post.
  • Watch your words. Using passive aggressive statements are just as cutting and demeaning as an outright insult.
  • Ensure that you are discussing the issue, not the person.
  • If you have a personal statement to another member, take it private and remain respectful.
  • Take the time to ensure that what you think someone is saying is what they are saying, not reading into another’s post.
  • Ask questions for clarification when a statement is unclear instead of assuming you know what someone is saying is advisable.
  • Back up your words with supporting Scripture. If you don’t, one could easily see a post as “cause I said so”, which goes absolutely nowhere.
  • If you witness a wayward post or thread, please report it. We cannot be everywhere at once and there are far too many threads to read through to catch everything. I would rather have to filter through many reports then to have anyone think we are playing favorites by allowing a member to blast another member, or that a topic is allowed when it should not be.
  • Always seek the guidance from the Holy Spirit as to how to reply to a post.
  • Last, but far from the least, post as if you are posting to Jesus, because He is with you and everyone else.

We are trying our best to turn Worthy into a place where heavy discussions and debates are without any insults and attacks. If you are not already familiar with our Terms of Service or Statement of Faith, please do familiarize yourself with them both.


By taking time to become aware of what you are posting is a start. We will not accomplish this overnight, but by taking one-step at a time, we will all feel safer about who we are and what we believe. I know that when I have a wall up, which is the result of negative posting, I am not going to accept any correction I may need that is brought to me through the one who is insulting me while offering me truth.


The other side of the coin is that if we find people continuing to attack and insult, we will be restricting them from posting for a few days so they can consider their actions. In the past, all we had was Mod Review or a ban. By placing someone on MR, we had to spend a lot of time reading continued insults and attacks, sometimes at us for taking action. This has taken too much time from the forums, so we are trying to step back from this and allow people time to think things over. I have personally had to take a few days off from the site and seek the Lord for a refreshing on the Fruit of the Spirit in my life and to ensure that the words I use come from Him and not my flesh. I suggest others consider doing the same before things come to a point where we have to move you in that direction.


I encourage all of use to learn to step back from our posts before we hit the “Post” button and read what we are about to submit as if we are reading it for the first time with no preconceived idea of what was written. This will help to ensure that what we are about to submit is what we really what to say. Nobody can read anyone’s mind, so clarity of thought is essential for correct understanding.


Here are a few closing verses to keep in mind when posting.


Colossians 4:5-6 (NKJV)


Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.


John 13:34-35 (NKJV)


A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.


Galatians 5:16-26 (NKJV)

Walking in the Spirit


I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.




Ephesians 6:10-20

The Whole Armor of God


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
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#1722746 OC - To the Believers - read often!

Posted by Botz on 21 September 2011 - 05:07 AM

1. In Outer Court, those who don't share our beliefs are welcome. This is a place where seekers and nonbelievers alike can ask us about our beliefs and engage in productive discussion regarding faith and other topics.

2. As Believers we should extend to them every courtesy, especially as there was a time when we too did not know the Saviour.

3. Sometimes the interaction can get a bit heated as each party seeks to present their view, this is inevitable if people are passionate about what they are discussing. We ask that seekers, nonbelievers, and members alike who post in Outer Court maintain civility and follow the 
Terms of Service and that posters maintain vigilance with regards to this, especially when in a more heated discussion.

4. This section of the Boards should be covered with prayer and grace, and this should be evident in the way we treat our guests and unbelieving friends.

5. The only Believers who should be here are those that are happy to engage those who don't share our faith. Please understand that it is possible to disagree with someone without resorting to personal attack. Also, brothers and sisters in Christ, please be cognizant of the fact that tough questions may be asked here and when this happens it's not necessarily an attack on our faith or on God. (I suggest you pray about this).

 

6.  We do ask that anyone who perceives a violation of the Terms of Service make use of the Report button on the bottom left side of each post. This will make it far less likely that threads end up locked or closed, as it allows us to handle situations before they spiral out of control. Most closures occur because of personal attacks (debating the person, not the subject). If you feel attacked please report it and refrain from responding in kind.

 

Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
 

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. 


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#2192696 keeping the sabbath holy

Posted by Butero on 10 February 2015 - 07:31 PM

Based on what I have read in the Bible, I believe that the reason the church meets on Sunday, rather than Saturday, for the most part, is based on a tradition that goes back to the early church.  The Jews would meet on Saturday, and many of the early Christians would continue to go to their meetings.  Even Paul would continue to go to the synagogue, so the Christians would have church meetings on Sunday, the Lord's Day.  The Sabbath itself was never moved from Saturday to Sunday.  There are references that indicate the early church would meet on Sunday. 

 

Are we required to rest on Saturday?  That is another one of those issues that has divided the church.  My personal opinion is that the rest for the Christian is the rest we enter into when we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and are relieved of those heavy burdens of sin we were carrying around.  I am referencing a teaching is found in Hebrews chapter 4:1-11.  Seventh Day Adventists will actually use the same passage to defend the requirement to rest on Saturday, but I believe they are misinterpreting it.  The one thing I do know for sure is that there is no scripture that teaches us that Sunday is a day of rest, or that teaches the "Christian Sabbath" was moved to Sunday.  If there is still a requirement to observe a day, it has to be Saturday.  If I was starting a church, I would probably meet on Saturday, because it is the seventh day, but I don't personally believe God commands Christians to observe the seventh day as people did under the law of Moses.  I am open to listen to anyone who wants to claim otherwise, but from my personal studies, I have concluded the true Christian observes the Sabbath when they trust in Christ and cease from sin.     


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#2183925 Who created the other planets

Posted by OakWood on 17 January 2015 - 05:29 PM

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

John 1:3


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#2180547 CHARISMATIC WITCHCRAFT

Posted by shiloh357 on 07 January 2015 - 11:20 AM

I don't this is a case of witchcraft.  It is a case of fraudulence. It sounds like these preachers are just greedy and trying find sheep to prey on.   Anytime a preacher asks for money in exchange for a blessing, run from him as fast as you can.


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#2160886 miracles

Posted by gray wolf on 28 October 2014 - 08:48 PM

Something bad happened in my life.  I was in a car crash and was unhurt.  Then I spent the evening on suicide watch.  While having nothing to do for 24 hours I reflected on miracles that I had been wanting to see.  My wife is a miracle.  Now I pray for just one more.  I had really drifted from the faith, but now I'm convinced that God is indeed good.


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#2193948 Is the trinity in the Bible?

Posted by OneLight on 15 February 2015 - 01:01 PM

People seem to be forgetting that others are at different stages of growth in Christ in this thread. Growing in Him takes time, time we should be encouraging people to take and not slamming them for not having the same understanding as we do.

This is how I see the following statements:

  • Can a person be saved without believing in the Trinity?
    • I firmly believe that most everyone saved did not even know about the Trinity when they accepted Christ as their Savior. Babies can't run or resolve difficult issues, they have to learn 
  • You have to believe in the Trinity to be saved
    • Another form of denominational legalism, one of which I dealt with in my first years of believing in God. As we grow in Him, He revieles more of Himself to us.

For those of us who know what the Appalachian Trail is, I use this as I describe our growth/walk in Christ. Along the 2160 mile trail, there are mountains and valleys, beautiful places and ugly places, dangerous places and safe places, hard areas and easy areas, places of extreme danger and places of rest. Some are just beginning their walk. Others are scattered all over the trail, while some have finished their walk. So is our walk with Christ.

Those who are in various places of the trail can tell you of their experience, what they have learned, where they have been, what they did to overcome difficulties, some of their favorite places so far, and excitations of what lays ahead. Others, who are starting out, know nothing but what they have been told by others of what lays ahead, having no experience, they rely on and look for. Those closer to the end know more of the walk, can explain in more depth of their journey and what they have learned. So is our walk in Christ.

Don't be so hard on those who find themselves in difficult places, instead, encourage them to continue. Ensure them that there are better places ahead where they can find rest and peace. Help them over the hard places with guidance, comforting them through the words you use and the tone they are spoken in.


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#2192711 overwhelmed by my spiritual struggles

Posted by allyce16 on 10 February 2015 - 09:54 PM

Hey guys i really need to be lifted up right now I am being just so overwhelmed in my professing walk with the Lord. I don't know if i am saved and my heart is just not right. Their is so much oppression spiritually and mentally in my life. Thank you if you could


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#2191242 ARE WE RIGHTEOUS?

Posted by shiloh357 on 06 February 2015 - 11:45 AM

I think you might be misunderstanding what he means by being broken.  Brokenness is a state of complete surrender, of giving everything we have and are to the Lord.

 

We are servants.  Paul called himself a servant.   Jesus applied the term servant to Himself.  We cannot live on a higher moral or spiritual plain than either of them.  


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#2191201 ARE WE RIGHTEOUS?

Posted by Blue Moon on 06 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

I would say that a believer is a sinner saved by grace.


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#2190078 Interview with George Whitten

Posted by ncn on 03 February 2015 - 12:47 PM

 


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#2188865 Parents who are not vaccinating their children

Posted by Keith on 30 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

 

The measles epidemic is coming from parents not vaccination their children.Not a wise choice to make.

 

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...xers/index.html

 

  • A California baby too young to be vaccinated went to the doctor with a cold
  • Another child in the office had measles; its parents had refused vaccination
  • "Their choice endangered my child," mother says

 

Note:  This comment is in response to the article, not bopeep1909.

 

The first thing that strikes me, is the source of this article.  CNN.  You don't get any more one-sided, biased propaganda than you do from them. 

 

Secondly, "Their choice endangered my child" is understandable, but it's also hypocritical.  Ask these parents if they would want to be forced to make choices for their children that are against their own principles and see what they have to say then.  The leftist liberals are all about forcing people to vaccinate and "protect the children."  They don't care much about "protecting the children" when it comes to abortion.  Hypocritical.  Raise a fuss about their choices and see how tolerant and accommodating they are then.

 

I don't blame anyone who refuses to vaccinate their children, or themselves.  When you do your homework and learn what's in those vaccinations, and the dangers associated with them, you can understand better why they refuse.  By the way, people who have been vaccinated are getting the very diseases they've been vaccinated from, including the measles, like in this story.  But, CNN doesn't mention that fact, do they?   I'm not against all vaccinations, but I am against blindly receiving them without educating yourself.  Once you know what's in them, and the risks they carry, and you accept those things, then take them if you want them.  But don't force them on me.


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#2185555 We can learn from the Young and Old

Posted by ncn on 22 January 2015 - 09:40 AM

I thought it would be fun to find out what we can learn from our younger members and us older members,

So I started this thread. (There is no age limit to post on this thread)

 

Feel free to add comments, lets all learn from each other and also give a space for the younger members to comment. 

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Some of the things that I have learnt from teens on Worthy.    :whistling:

 

If you wash a bowling ball in the sink , the sink tends to break if you drop it.

 

When mum says please put the washing machine on, 

she intends that you will understand that reds don't mix with whites.

Using large quantities of soap powder do not get the clothes cleaner but causes flooded kitchens.  :o

 

Skateboarding causes bruising, cuts and tears.

 

Jumping off the roof onto a trampoline is not a good idea and ankles get broken.

 

Breakfast should be three pounds of bacon , two on a bad day. 

Pancakes are not an option and should always be on the menu.

Cereals are baby food unless one is eating them , ( three bowls recommended)

 

Mothers do not understand that dogs are naughty and I mean, 

very naughty and tend to lay the blame for mischievousness on their young owners.

 

Dogs steal greens that have never been given to them under the dinning table,

they are known to eat anything else on the plate that looks suspicious.

 

Surprisingly enough stickers and gold stars for homework well done are no longer in vogue , 

but extra pizza and ice cream will not be refused.   :57_57:  :34:

 

The finger print on the leftover chocolate cake is really a dogs paw. :sherlock:

 

Parents have no understanding of bed time routines.  :26:

 

When awoken to go to school , five minutes more means, half an hour to an hour!  :sleep2:  :sleep2:  :sleep2:

 

 

Having said the above .

 

They have shown me the love they have for Jesus and their fellow men.

They will support each other, stick up for one another.  :thumbsup:

 

They will be active in youth groups and ready to help out in church ,

visit the elderly and do many other things that older people wont do.

They will post in the prayer request forum and take prayer very seriously.

(The number of members on their prayer lists is really amazing)

 

They have taught me that I am ancient.   :emot-fail:

I can be cool but at times I have to ask what they are saying, they seem to use a different language.

(The word cool for me has to do with temperature)

 

They are a Blessing and even if at times its hard work keeping up with them,,, its worth it.

 

PS .

One thing I have learnt on my own , school holidays are far too long    :help: 


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