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  1. Logan is out of surgery. He's in a recovery room and will move to icu next. They said everything went great
  2. I've been needing to do this, turtletwo. This winter has been a dark time, the first time since the Lord saved me that I've found myself trapped within the prison of my own mind. I never thought I'd find myself in that horrible, chaotic place again. There are no words with which to express my gratitude to our Lord Jesus Christ. I was certain that I was alone but the Lord was there with me. Instead of being tormented and overwhelmed, Christ started reasoning with me and I could hear him through the storm. I wanted to run away... but the Lord reminded me that I already did. I ran just as far as I could go and he was waiting for me at the end. I told him I knew he would cast me into the fire... but why would our Father gather me in his hand only to cast me aside? I despaired for the lady's sake but God soothed my fears... he provides not only for me but for her as well. I wanted to die to but the Lord said I would live instead... and he didn't rebuke me for my afflictions. Christ led me out of them instead. He gave something to me this time: things will never be the same again. Hallelujah!
  3. This is the answer to much prayer THANK YOU LORD and praying for a total success for Logans needs safety and swift healing for both he and your uncle and comfort and praise for the family that have had compassion in their grief Having known a few who have gone through this from the donors point of view it really does give comfort to know that others may live from the gift given in love even whilst you grieve your own loss Praying and will do throughout the day and the weeks to follow Thank you Sam for letting us know and please give our love to Logans wife and parents too
  4. Welcome Jimma, We have a wonderful prayer forum with many strong prayer warriors. Please check that out. In the meantime, Lord, you know what's on the heart and mind of Jimma, I pray that whatever is sought is aligned with your will to deliver in your timing. Thank you Lord, in Jesus name. Amen.
  5. Oh, sorry I misread. And thanks for the link. He shouldn't allowed to hold any job which would require him to work or interact with children, that's for sure.
  6. Here is an article to point out further problems with the Alpha Course. Problems of the Alpha Course The Alpha Course tends to generalize Christianity and glosses over many of the distinctive doctrines of the many different denominations. For example, Roman Catholics have complained that there is no emphasis on the Virgin Mary. Baptist’s are upset that teachings on baptism are ignored. What is not ignored, and in fact is overemphasized, is the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the baptism of the Spirit, tongues, and healing by prayer and therein lies some of the problems with this course. For example, the Book of Acts is taught as normative doctrine instead of its intended use as a historical account of the church. Conversely, the letters (epistles) of the New Testament are not so much normative but address specific issues that affect churches and are not construed as specific doctrines. This is just the opposite of the way the books in the New Testament were intended by their writers. This course tends to over emphasize the work of the Holy Spirit instead of Jesus Christ and His glorification. There is also a gaping hole where major doctrines are not taught, like sin, sanctification, glorifying Jesus Christ, and loving one another. The narrowness of these courses do little to allow an all-encompassing view of the story of redemption, the fall of man, the work at Calvary by Christ, and the duty of Christians in the church. What theologians say about Jesus is emphasized above and over His actual ministry and commands. It tends to completely ignore the Great Commission, even though Jesus’ imperative command was given 5 times just before His Ascension. The Alpha Course, by not defining sin properly, fails to give the emphasis of Jesus sacrifice, the reason for His sacrifice, and for His resurrection. These are the main themes of the Gospel, yet they are glossed over by the course and instead give ambiguous information about Christianity in general. The course is highly superficial and there are very few specifics except in the gifts of the Spirit. Actually the role of the Holy Spirit is over emphasized giving a slightly different view of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit in many cases, Whose purpose is to always point too and glorify Christ, is elevated in status and importance over Jesus Christ and the Father. The gifts of the Spirit are sought after, prayed for, and raised in importance above that of Jesus Christ’s rightful place in the church. The central focal point is not Christ but the gifts of the Spirit, which is contrary to what Christ taught the disciples in His High Priestly Prayer in the Gospel of John. Dangers of the Alpha Course The Alpha Course is now the fastest growing Christian education course in the world, according to Christianity Today, and it is growing at an exponential rate. Dangers are that the main message of the gospel is glossed over to make it have basically little or no effect. The crucial elements of Communion, Calvary, the cross, the reason for Christ’s sacrifice, and the inerrancy of the Word of God, and the Bible, are not emphasized. Even the importance of the Great Commission is missing. Also missing is the essential element of salvation by grace alone in Christ alone by faith alone. The tendency of the course is to speed through or do a fly over of the Bible in general. A crash course of the framework of the Bible can never replace the essential doctrines of the faith. For example there is nothing given of the desire of Christ to make disciples of all nations, to come out of sin, to repent and be baptized, to grow in grace and knowledge. A simple rote memorization of the Bible or of God is nothing short of being called the great omission. Even the Devil and his demons know God exists and Satan could quote the Bible. The demons believe in God and tremble but this doesn’t mean that they are acting on this belief. What is missing is the desire to be hungering and thirsting after righteousness or to have practical applications like loving and serving one another that is covered by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 and Romans 12. There is a lack of focus on being regenerated, being renewed in mind, or growing in holiness through a lifelong sanctification process. The greatest problem may be the elevating of the gifts of the Spirit and the lack of not glorifying Jesus Christ, to Whom the Holy Spirit is to testify of, speak of, and Who strives to glorify. It seems to be more of a me-centered teaching. The greater proportion of teaching about the gifts of the Spirit indicates that the gifts are more important than the Gift Giver. Despite the Alpha Course’s best intention, it is overtly charismatic and under emphasizes the holiness of God, thus the “works” of the Spirit are seen as more important that true worship of God in Spirit and in Truth. The experiences are seen as a validation of the Spirit’s presence more than an inner conversion and the outward expression of that conversion. For example, there are testimonies of hundreds who have attended their conferences who have been “bounced” from them due to their lack of speaking in tongues rather than Jesus saying that we would know them by their fruits.
  7. Hi! Glad you are here, a good place to make some friends. You can consider me a friend. I enjoyed your lovely Rigoletto music video!
  8. Holding Logan and your entire family up in prayer
  9. So, so sorry, Jayne. Father, merciful and gracious, we lift up Jayne and her mother to You, that you will heal and bless according to Your will. We thank You for hearing our prayers and for Your promise that... Amen.
  10. I see the word 'toxic' used to associate to differing people. I see the word 'autistic' used. I have been called all kinds of things including toxic by those that would never want to know me or understand the way my mind works. My little boy is autistic (on the spectrum). There is a saying: 'when you know one autistic person - YOU KNOW ONE..'. We are all different and if we do not want to understand, then we definitely should move away WITHOUT dropping 'hints' that may be taken in a derogatory manny. I am probably a high functioning member of the Aspergers group. As such, I have been labeled everything from sociopath to toxic and other much worse titles by the shrink-groups that love labels. I am fond of saying, 'label are for soup cans and not people'. It has caused me untold pain to be thus treated. If one attempts to understand and communicate with what you might call 'strange' people, try to forget labels and treat them like the individual humans they are. It will help a great deal.
  11. @turtletwo I’m sorry to hear this. That your son is in so much pain with his back and yet has to plod on carry on working when in so much pain. I will carry on praying for him. Xxx
  12. A little boy and his father were in a building in London watching a parade through the window. The British soldiers were dressed in brilliant red coats. The little boy exclaimed, “What beautiful white uniforms they have!” The father said, “Son, they are not white; they are red, brilliant red.” “Oh, no,” said the little boy, “they are white, just as white as snow.” With surprise the father looked more closely. Around the window was a border of red glass, which he had not noticed before. As you know, when one looks at something red through a red glass it looks perfectly white. And the little boy, looking at the scarlet coats through the red glass, saw them as pure white. We who have come for refuge and forgiveness to Jesus are covered by the blood of the cross; and when God looks at our sins, He looks at them through the blood, and we are perfectly white. .....Pastor Criswell Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
  13. Hello, Im new here and am so excited to be here :-) I was hoping to get some first hand reccomendations on a good bible in a year app, maybe one that has some insight listed regarding the scipture for that day. Thanks in advance
  14. Howzitgoin' Neighbour, I like the saying, "It's good to read the Bible, and even better to let the Bible read you." I was in the book of Job recently and as you know Job's three comforters, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar have a lot to say about the cause of his suffering being of his own making, and then this younger guy Elihu speaks up and condemns both them and Job for their shortcomings but also declares God's justice and exalts Him. The book is 42 chapters long and full of figurative language so I was surprised at how easily I was getting through chapter after chapter until I realised that because I have been reading the Bible since I first learned to read as a child, it has become effortless, and if I am searching for a particular piece of content I can skim at quite a speed while still receiving its light. Other times I amble along, dwelling on a verse for some time, going back to it again and again until I have some new insight from the Holy Spirit and generally just immersing myself in the anointing of the Living Word of God. It's so good to have a portion of Scripture fresh in your spirit as you go about your daily existence.
  15. I've made it through and there's only one reason why: Jesus Christ. Nothing's ever been the same since he saved my life two years ago. Praise God I can think and move again... which is why I'm going to sleep for a long time.
  16. I have prayed for him and for you too. God bless.
  17. All of my stuff went up two weeks into November. It really does just bring so much joy to look around and see them.
  18. I have prayed for everyone involved in this prayer request including you. God bless.
  19. 1 John 1:9 King James Version (KJV) 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. @maryjayne Just wanted to comment on the above verse. John was writing to believers. When we sin, we sense a lack of fellowship with God. The above verse refers to restoring fellowship....not restoring salvation.
  20. Numbers 6:24-26 New King James Version (NKJV) 24 “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’ I hope you have the best birthday ever, Mel!
  21. No, he doesn't. He preaches god's love for all and that Jesus died for us all. I know the sort of street preaching you mean, and this man's preaching is the opposite of that. I prayed for him when he was in London, and all charges were dropped. He is a loving preacher. I saw interviews with him on YouTube when he was in London. He preaches love of all, and gives out hundreds of bibles freely.
  22. Satan sinned first, but Adam brought sin into this world Death and sin in the world before the fall of Adam: yes and no.... no if the tree of life had been kept available to Adam BTW Eve was deceived so sin was attached to Adam. Satan Adam was formed as a perfect human who would have been given access to the tree of life had he not sinned.... without the tree of life he lived 700 to 900 years and died.
  23. Hallelujah! Awesome scriptures that point to our Wonderful Prince of Peace.
  24. I don't have a nice picture for " So Do Not Fear, For I Am With You; Do Not Be Dismayed, For I Am Your God. I Will Strengthen You And Help You; I Will Uphold You With My Righteous Right Hand " Isaiah 41 10 I found some just was not sure if I had the right to post them.
  25. How infinitesimally small I am as an individual in the grand scheme of creation, genealogy, great men of God, the universe, eternity and Heaven. How far I am from being Holy I can't begin to phantom. My finite limitations of knowledge and wisdom compared with God's omniscience. God is love. While yet we were sinners, Christ died for us; the self sacrifice He did for us so we could be with Him as a child of God [can we fully understand that?] The worst words, the most frighting words ever written and spoken, the eternal words of damnation; Matthew 7:23 (KJV) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. I think of our once great nation blessed by God. Now openly and legislatively mocking His commandments and moral laws, shaking our fists at Him, kicking Him out of every aspect of our government, schools and lives. Our national overdue judgment by a patient and long suffering Lord. I think about the fate of the; left, liberals, atheists, God-haters; their fate and role in where we are as a nation today. A large segment of the population being turned over to a debased mind, and the lusts of their own flesh, getting what they want and demand. What should come immediately to my mind, is the only attribute of God that is repeated three times for emphasis in scripture, in two different places: Isaiah 6:3 (KJV) And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Revelation 4:8 (KJV) And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Great post Revlori!
  26. Been praying for you, Brother Beau. Started a pm to you, but as I re-read it, it seems to have gotten cold. Requesting permission to send it if it warms back up, lol. You are dearly loved!
  27. In the two years or so that I have been here, I have mentioned the name of Zola Levitt many times......now you can see why....Man, I LOVED that guy! I learned SO MUCH from him....Everybody here can benefit from his gifted teachings.....do yourselves a big favor and visit his site......just google his name.....navigate to his series, the same one I mentioned a few weeks ago... “ Go Tell It On The Mountain”....
  28. DustyRoad

    Oops

    Welcome to Worthy, @Neighbor! May your kitchen be mouse-free and your tofurkey with lime Jello last until next summer, at least!
  29. Galleon

    My family

    A clog? Sulfuric acid drain cleaner might take care of that; it's got a wretched stench, though. You should be able to find it at Walmart or Menards. Probably cheaper than a plumber, too.
  30. Brother, it is hard to see blessings when all you feel is despair. Just want to affirm that you do have friends here, who might also be considered "family." As for having a future, see the following verse: Jeremiah 29:11, and for having hope: Romans 15:13. We have no future without Him; so thankfully He loves us, and we are His.
  31. Paul taught us to pray constantly (1 Thess 5:17). If we do that, then I would think it would only be natural to pray in times if distress.
  32. There is a huge difference between toxic people, and those who have special needs or are mentally ill. And people who have autism are not mentally ill, any more than those with downs syndrome are. It's a genetic developmental disorder. People do not need a professional degree to be kind and treat such ones with love.
  33. Hi all, I am having fun this Advent season! I have a wreath on the front door already, candles in the front window, the tree is now up and being decorated. I am having unabashed fun! Praise God for the privilege of this expression of joy in remembrance of my Lord and of the Christmas story.
  34. Debp

    G'day

    We have another member, Mel85....I think he is from the South, too. He posts in the Prayer area alot. I have been born again since 1972. That's when I really understood salvation through Jesus. But I always loved Jesus since a child.
  35. I let a pastor in our area know of it's troubling teachings, as he was thinking on teaching this 7 week Alpha course to his parishioners. Upon seeing it up on his church bulletin board for a pre-start date a short time later, I had typed up much more thorough memo on much of Alpha's anti-biblical content and wished to hand it to him in person. Upon seeing him out front a a bit later, I pulled over to give it to him. He quickly walked inside, and locked the door. I knocked on the door, no answer. So, I taped it on the outside of his door, in prayerful hopes that he might read it and walk away from the Alpha Course . Didn't happen. But the ear tickling Ecumenical, Roman Catholic like message that was intertwined throughout did nearly triple his numbers in church for the next 7 weeks. This particular Alpha Coarse taught at the end, you would "experience" holy spirit "laughter..." A portion from a ministry that researches these things often times far beyond what I do: "Author and lecturer Roger Oakland offers some insight: (On the Alpha Course) ...When Vineyard pastor Randy Clarke came to the Toronto Airport Vineyard in January of 1994, he held several nights of meetings and then lit “the fire.” Randy Clarke had received his “anointing” from the “Holy Spirit Bartender” from South Africa, Rodney-Howard Browne. For years afterwards, the transferrable anointing spread around the world. “It” was also called “it.” Once someone got “it” they were able to give “it” away. “It” was transported to the UK by Nicky Gumbel from the Holy Trinity Brompton Anglican Church in England." "...When we look at the background and what influences the “spirit” behind Alpha, there is every indication that this is not the Holy Spirit of the Bible, who does not ask us to do all kinds of weird and crazy things. We are not to seek visions and dreams or other things typical in Alpha-style hyper-charismatic circles. While some might perceive Alpha’s teachings on the Holy Spirit to be biblical, the problem lies in the clear beliefs and practices of the founder and how it is and has spread throughout the churches in practice thanks to Toronto and Brownsville. The kinds of manifestations that Gumbel promotes have nothing to do with the Comforter leading us into all truth and making us more like Jesus. It will more likely lead the participant into altered states of consciousness and occult practices common in New Age and emergent circles. Alpha Endorsers So who are the endorsers of the Alpha program? Probably the most influential supporter of Alpha (at least within the evangelical church) is Rick Warren. Warren was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Alpha Global Conference. For the fee of $190, one could catch him at Royal Albert Hall or get a seat at Gumbel’s church in Brompton (HTB)—remember, the site of the birth of the Holy Laughter movement." Believer or whoever he spells his name , BROUGHT THIS . May all read it .
  36. @angels4u I absolutely love this! As someone who champions right to life, I can only say praise God, this is wonderful.
  37. wow ladyk you are going to be soooo busy maybe you can open a mouse gym ???
  38. When they say the Pope is closest to God, but then you've got popes throughout history known for promiscuity or putting corpses on trial. Can't forget the time where there were about four popes at once fighting and denouncing one another, either. A real chin stroker how anyone buys into the practice.
  39. I speak healing over you brother John.
  40. Hi there to you and welcome to the forum. Ihope you don't mind me calling you M&M, in fact, if I do, you'll probably get a lot of posts of welcoming thinking you might be handing out free M &M's, lol, God bless.
  41. Hi Kayla. You are very welcome to join our fellowship. We are a family and I am sure you will fit right in. Besides, being from Missouri, the "Show Me State," I am sure you will want to take the tour here. In fact, Missouri has been called the "Mother of the West" and the "Cave State." Lots to learn here from you I'm sure. God bless.
  42. Hi Newsie. Now you have a family on Worthy as well. If you receive Jesus Christ as your Master and Lord, you will also be adopted into God's family. Adoption was God's idea first.
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