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  • Interests Birdwatching, Bible study

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  1. You asked how we got started in what we believe.  I have given the accounts of witnesses and of the writers of the Gospels on which we base our beliefs.  You are the one who posed the question.  We do not have accounts of angels revealing any of these gospels or even the epistiles.  The Holy Spirit is not an angel.  He is God the Spirit who "is with you and shall be in you." Jesus said in John 14.  The Spirit of truth Who shall lead you into all truth. John 16 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.  Test yourselves.  Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?---unless indeed you are disqualified.  2 Cor. 13:5
  2. When they were in Missouri the mormons took over a Massonic Temple and, using the Scottish Rite, they stole the story and the rituals, I am told.  I do know that anyone can become a member of a Masonic order, christians, Jews, or any faith but for Mormons..  They had been kicked out of the organization and are blackballed. This was under the leadership of Joseph Smith Jr.  When I have asked Mormon missionaried about this, they have not denied it but just say that they don't claim to be the only ones who have the "truth".    Such deception!.  I have read portions of the secret books.  They sound very mystical and nonsensical for the most part.  But pharases stood out to me, such as that they should not reveal all to new members.  Only on the higher levels do they reveal the deeper secrets.   That is why young people and members who have not proceeded to other ranks do not think there is any evil in masonry.    There was a film called "The Godmakers" that was very informative.
  3. Lord, please deliver those who induge in black magic, the occult and voodoo.  Please set the free from the clutches of satan and help them to know that when they are set free in Christ, they are free indeed.   Amen
  4. The Adam’s Scratch

    Psm 111:10  NKJV The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;  A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
  5. Derailing thread

     Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight? When your mother says don't chew it, do you swallow it in spite? Can you toss it on your tonsils, and heave it left and right? Does your chewing gum lose it flavor on the bedpost overnight?
  6. Hello!

    It is so good to have you join us.!  After 5 replies to this area you can post elsewhere on the form. blessings, Willa
  7. I also noticed that after these temple rites were performed the family returns to their home in Nazareth.   It was there that the Maji, the wise men from the east, found baby Jesus, now a little older.  They followed the star to where He was.  He is no longer referred to in Greek as a fetus or newborn in Matthew.  It is from their home that they must escape during the night to Egypt till this Herod is dead and it was safe to return to Nazareth.   How precious all life is.  But it is for mankind that God sent His only begotten Son.  This Son pre existed as the Word, Who was with God and was God.  Together with the Holy Spirit they created all that is.  Yet He was willing to give up His position as God to come in the form of a man, and to become that Passover Lamb of God;  He became the sacrifice for the sin of mankind.   it is His blood that He took to the Mercy Seat in heaven.  And to those who receive Him He gave the right to be children of the Living God, born of the Spirit and adopted into the Father's family.   It is such an incredible story.  It is foolishness to those who are perishing.  But it is the wisdom and power of God to all who believe.  So it never becomes trite.  It is always new and full of wonder, joy and thanksgiving.  It is the true spirit of Christmas that the blinded world cannot grasp.        
  8. Here it may be a witness to unbelievers as well.  I am glad it is here.  Thank you for your meditations.
  9. Derailing thread

    Thank you.  We are fast approaching that.  
  10. The New Animal thread

    Sorry, I couldn't get it to post to the above comment.  Mrs. Woodduck is the Maizy bird.
  11. The New Animal thread

    But she is.  She may even lay eggs in another birds nest box and allow the other bird to hatch them!   She is a Maizy bird. that would leave Horton to hatch!
  12. Derailing thread

    A resident of the nursing home I worked at would come out of his room every morning, make a 360 degree turn, click his heals and salute a picture of a vase with flowers that was beside his door.    As I watched this I commented that now I feel at home here.
  13. Jesus walking on the water

    Have you ever sank in water?  We all have a strong will to survive.  Panic, kicking and trying to make it to the top where we can get air is our first instinct.  Then I would start looking for Jesus and yell for help.  Jesus is mighty to save;  all we need to do is call on Him again, and ask Him to forgive us for taking our eyes off Him.  All who call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Then we start walking anew.  Every toddler falls, and the Father is quick to help him to his feet again.  As time goes on He starts letting the toddler learn to get up by himself.  But toddlers, like all of us, start thinking we can do it all by ourselves without any help from Father.  That is when we get into trouble.  God allows this to keep us returning to Him till we realize that we need to walk hand in hand with our Savior.  
  14. What's the Point of it all?

    Col. 1:20 is God's purpose and intention.   Col 1:22  Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God] in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His [the Father's] presence. Col 1:23  [And this He will do] provided that you continue to stay with and in the faith [in Christ], well-grounded and settled and steadfast, not shifting or moving away from the hope [which rests on and is inspired by] the glad tidings (the Gospel), which you heard and which has been preached [as being designed for and offered without restrictions] to every person under heaven, and of which [Gospel] I, Paul, became a minister.   Amplified Bible.     Fellowship, Daily reading God's Word, prayer, and the preaching of the Word are all very important to keeping God central in our lives.      
  15. Derailing thread

    I'm rooting ofr St. Geo because I like their song better--the saints go marching in.