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  2. Need MASSIVE Prayers to stay on God's Path

    Praying. How's everything going now?
  3. I thought you took the bible literally. Is it once or twice? And with the exception of that last line, we are in complete agreement. I also don't believe the churches are literal lamp stands, or Jesus is a literal lamb or the second death is a literal lake of fire. And I believe the death spoken of regarding sin is spiritual death, not the death of the meat I occupy.
  4. Apt Management Troubling Us!

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  5. Need MASSIVE Prayers to stay on God's Path

    I keep having fears that it's all hopeless, that I'll never make it out of isolation. I'm also having frightful temptations to go back to the Catholic church. To the ease and comfort of just disappearing into a pew and a routine, and going through the motions. It's tempting to believe that I'm "loved" by the spirit I felt so strongly there. The temptations and whispers from that spirit tell me that at least that's better than nothing. Even though that spirit kept me numb to my own feelings, while my desperation, irritability, loneliness, and anger grew and grew out of control, even while I tried to ignore them. Even though that spirit told me to isolate myself, that I didn't need any human love and that I should avoid any connections or relationships with others, even ordinary friendly talk with co-workers and classmates. Even though that spirit told me that I should give up all my dreams and just sink and give in to my exhaustion, disappearing from the world and waiting to die ("doing penance"). I know that's not God. That's not the God of my childhood. The God I remember and truly loved in my innocence. I never really loved the Catholic God. I just grew more and more focused on myself, actually, because I was frightened of punishment and of losing the comforting feelings they call "consolations." I became consumed with those thoughts, and lost all interest in the God I once loved, or in any real relationship. (Human and otherwise, even though deep down I did still long for both.) I was going to mention something else about Catholicism, something crucial, but I've forgotten. I still really fear lapsing back into it because it gets too painful to press on toward light and life. I want to go forward, not back. Hope is fragile, though. I have nothing to hang on to, and no discipline. I can't do everything on my own. I really need some concrete changes in my life, something to hold on to, and point to, and say, See -- I know things can change because they HAVE. They're starting to, so there's hope and reason to press forward.
  6. The rooster crowed. Secondary details don't change the story or its historical core. In the same way, the fact that each Gospel also mentions different women visiting the tomb doesn't change the facts of the events recorded therein. Each writer writes from his perspective and that is not circumvented by the Holy Spirit. The fact that each writer contains different secondary details supports the authenticity of the events they record. But that is really more of inerrancy issue than a literal interpretation issue.
  7. Re-occurring fault in my F 100

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  8. worried over membership

  9. Frantic Weeks and Month(s)

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  10. So, did the rooster crow one time or two before Peter denied Christ three times? Pick one, then we'll see what the literal bible sez about it.
  11. Can satan give you visions of heaven

    These are false visions.
  12. I can relate. I have never been married and I always knew in my heart when dating that this wasn't the one, every time. I tried to "accept" some as maybe the one but I always knew in the back of my mind that it wouldn't work. I'm almost 50 now and I stopped looking and caring about companionship. In my opinion it can be overrated. I don't need sex to be joyful and thankful, that's overrated as well, IMO. I can't believe how much some folks obsess over it. In addition, I enjoy my free time and my time alone. I don't "socialize" and I fellowship on several forums, sharing the gospel and studying scripture so I don't attend church. Most churches do not teach the gospel of grace delivered by Paul and they are playing songs for 15 minutes then talking about how they need some more money to do this and that. I find the sermons lacking as well, too much repetition and no true message. In a nutshell, I am content and lack nothing in the material world. I'm happy and relationships are hard work. I choose to live my life single and I am not the least bit yearning for anything. Up until a few years ago I was still hoping and looking, even though I never go anywhere. I don't work anymore so I spend my time learning, trying to post scripture, edifying others and trying to put information out there for folks to be aware of, like warnings for Christians and unbelievers alike. I simply do not feel like I'm missing anything in my life. There were absolutely times when I yearned for a wife and a family but it just wasn't in God's plans for me. I don't count anything out and I'm not against myself possibly finding true love nut each year it's less and less likely. I'm very honest and I don't find the same quality in other people that I meet.
  13. I interpret the Bible literally, the only rational intelligent means of interpretation.
  14. We disagree pretty strongly about this. And I don't mean this particular topic. Rather, I'm talking about how I interpret scripture vs how you do. It's a core methodology difference. BTW, 8 years ago I had my opinion on hell completely turned on its ear. And this explains it: http://jewishnotgreek.com
  15. coexist and scientology

    You love your enemy by not doing to them what you would not have them do to you. It doesnt have to mean accepting their false beliefs. When it comes to witnessing to them, show them love when they show you hate or indifference. Pray for them even in their presence if the right opportunity presents itself. that might spark questions on their part.
  16. Yes we do know. The grammatical data is objective and unassailable. No, the Bible is clear that it starts at the beginning of everything. The Bible doesn't leave us guessing about that. But it doesn't' mean that and the available data doesn't support that meaning. God is an expert at saying precisely what He means and if that is what He meant, there are words in Hebrew sufficient to communicate that meaning. No, what we are digging up is a lot of stuff from the antediluvian period prior to the flood. It's why we uncover pictures of animals for which we have no record of. It's why we find mega structures still under water. It's why we have places like Stonehenge and we can't figure out who built it. It's because those civilizations were destroyed in the global flood in Noah's day. We are not uncovering anything from a previous earth, but we are uncovering lost communities that were destroyed in the flood and thus confirm the biblical flood narrative. But the Bible isn't silent about this. It tells us where we came from and where sin started. If we follow the pre-adamite theory, it ends up with sin and death coming to earth, at a much earlier time than when the Bible says. It contradicts Rom. 5:12-21 that tells us that sin and death came by Adam, not through a pre-adamite civilization. God called the earth He created very good, but that would not be the case if under the surface there were layers and layers of the remnants of dead animals, dead people whom God destroyed into extinction. That, on its own contradicts the very redemptive nature of God.
  17. Movies

    True enough kiddo. Need more smart kids like you.
  18. Are there such things as "demon attacks"?

    I think its at least possible. I have had experiences like that myself. Or out of body experiences while asleep (where you are the least likely to have any control). I, once during a case of sleep paralysis, for example, saw a male beside the bed speaking to me in a voice too unnaturally deep for any human male (anybody ever watch the Underworld movies with Kate Beckinsale? I dont care for them but my husband likes watching them sometimes. If you know the movies, you will recall a huge African guy with a really deep voice that almost sounds like it was computer enhanced though it isnt.). Well what I heard was deeper. Scared the life out of me. I havent had such experiences for some years now.
  19. Hey everyone

    Welcome aboard Worthy Haley I would be very happy to hear any question you have about God and the Faith in Jesus... So feel free to ask questions in the forum or message me if you prefer to have a one on one discussion about all things related to God..
  20. The Measuring of the Temple

    Last Daze Are you seeing what I am seeing? Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. If "the court" is going to be trampled on by the gentiles - only the court, and Daniel says this; Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. ....then, does it not make sense that those who are at the altar will not be trampled on by the gentiles? The pre-tribbers are going to love this...... but...... There are only 144K, sealed which are the "firstfruits". A tiny minority, who follow the Lamb wheresoever he goes. And what does this mean, to follow the Lamb wheresoever he goes?....they say it must mean you are a born bred Jew or full blooded Israelite, totally disregarding these scriptures they should already know; Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God. Colossians 3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. It appears when we put all the scriptures together that the 144K sealed ones, are the ones standing at the altar, .....to me, it's plain as day, and when the temple of God is measured - not by length or width, and not talking about a physical building, but measured by those truly serving the Lord at the highest level, then it only makes sense that these will not be trampled by the gentiles (the beast) when the time comes, for God has something good in store for them,...the 144K. Only the court - which is also obvious to me, that the court is not the world, but is still within the temples boundaries, and it's not measured, because why?......because there are too many that are not serving in spirit and in truth, and therefore will go through a fiery trial to be purified and made white. So unless one is of the 144K, he cannot boast that he will be taken and spared from the great tribulation that is coming upon us, and quite frankly, no one knows who the 144K is, because Christ will choose and not men.
  21. Always remember your dealing with fallible human beings.. Humans find it hard to relate to others who are very different from them.. I know because i am in the same kind of boat as you.. But i accept that most people feel awkward around me in real life not knowing the right way to go about relating to me.. Some are cool,, they are relxed and confident to just initiate contact and let it go where ever it goes.. But most people are not like that.. If i want to have more interaction with people it is I who has to go out of my comfort zone and do my best to initiate something.. That's very hard to do if you are on the introverted side of things.. I am pretty well self contained for the most part .. Happy to spend time alone with God and meditate ( think about not the new age or eastern religion concept of meditation ) on the word of God.. So i do not need much human contact at all.. From reading your post it seems that you desire more fellowship with other Christians.. You probably need to take some time to listen to people and find out what it is that they are passionate about and get involved in it so that you have something to found and maintain a relationship on.. Establishing that foundation will allow you to start to discuss other things with the person more you your liking..
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  23. Looking for people who can relate with this

    Well, the first thing I would have to say is that Christianity is definitely NOT all smiles and roses for everyone, no matter what age group. Even in marriage there can be a loneliness there you don't see, including among those whom you currently think may have it all together. Loneliness can be characteristic of even the greatest servants of God on occasion, so what you want is to let that loneliness drive you into even closer relationship with the Lord. And certainly don't view yourself as some sort of outcast from the Lord's servants, because I can promise you that's not the case. If anything, it means you are in very good company. Here. I found a brief article that might help. I won't cite the entire thing, but the beginning reads as follows: "Every now and again in times like these, I think of the prophet Elijah, anxious and fretting in a cave, so depressed he could barely eat. He was fleeing from Queen Jezebel, who sought his life. As Elijah looked to his beloved Israel, he saw a rather discouraging portrait of fellow Jews who were either too confused or too fearful to resist the religion of the Baals required by Jezebel. He seems to have felt quite alone. Perhaps he was the last of those who held the true religion, or so he thought and felt. In the cave, Elijah pours out his lament: And there he came to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the people of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thy altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away” (1 Ki 19:9–10). And But God will have none of this despair or complaining, and says to Elijah: And the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria; and Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. And him who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay; and him who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. Yet I have seven thousand in Israel, that have never bent the knee to nor bowed to Baal, nor kissed him with the mouth” (1 Ki 19:15–18).
  24. Though that may be true, we don't know. We could also make the claim that it is talking about a particular point in time. i.e. "our story begins here". As with most stories, they don't begin at the beginning of time, but at the beginning of the story. That is why very few novels start with the main characters being born. They start at a particular moment - and state. The bible starts with the surface of the earth at a particular state. It doesn't say how it got to that state. It doesn't say what happened before that. "In the beginning" can easily be interpreted as "At the beginning of this age". Who knows how many ages came before, though we are digging up a lot of stuff that suggests quite a few, not that they had anything to do with human beings and the covenants, though. When the bible is silent on a thing, I believe we are free to discover what we can. And as long as it doesn't contradict what the bible actually says, we are free to speculate. Often, however, it does contradict some people's interpretations of what the bible says.
  25. Is suicide a grave sin?

    One thing I forgot to mention about the guy I told you of who shot himself, is sometime later I heard along the grapevine that his empty house mysteriously caught fire and burned down. But to sum it all up, (for a thread that is probably going to get shut down now), with what you and I were just discussing, is that you have only this life to repent, be forgiven, turn and be saved. Its very likely to me that this young man wasnt saved and if he really went through with it...well...I dont think I need to say it.
  26. Is suicide a grave sin?

    Well I dont agree with that from what I have read but this is getting too off topic.
  27. It is conjecture and what is the point of tweaking a conjecture? I mean, it simply cannot be true, because the objective biblical data simply doesn't allow for it to be true. The Gap theory is what it is in terms of its claims. So, it has to be argued on its merits, as opposed to tweaking it to make it more palatable and then trying to make it true based on claims that it doesn't make. Its either true or not.
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