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Gary Lee

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  1. So friend, once saved has a condition? If I don't meet the condition, what happens? 2Ti_1:12 I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
  2. not too keen about this bro! kinda think He wouldn't You might want to read the start of John 15.below Note the branches are IN ME (Jesus, the true vine) The chapter is about fruit bearing, not salvation. I understand it to say that bearing fruit glorifies the Father. A branch laying on the ground cannot bear fruit. It abides in the vine. (believers) The Father is the vine tender. If a branch is sucking up nutrients from the vine, and not producing fruit, it is removed by the VINE TENDER, God the Father. The branches that do produce fruit, He purges (prunes) cutting away (discipline-chastisement) unnecessary growth, so less branch (me) and more fruit. There is not one true believer (in Christ) who can harbor sin without God's chastisement. (Pruning) Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Joh 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
  3. Missed you all

    Not sure, but I read he was praying for a job and his prayer was answered, and God is good, don't quit praying, share your miracles (answered prayers) Hey Sinbad, good to hear your prayer was answered. (Work is the best narcotic) Many years back, I ask God to allow me to reach three score and ten (70yr) so I could see my grand kids. I reached seventy, and grand kids keep coming. God is so merciful. His word is true. God is light.
  4. Does God bless America?

    Salvation is not by nations. You know anybody would realize that. Nor is salvation by my church, or my family, or my wife, or by the lost, or the president, congress and senate. Yet I pray God's blessing for each every day. For my church to stand on the word, and God give us the wisdom to do so. For my family for His arms around us for wisdom and understanding and discernment, to hold us close and keep us alert to the wiles of the enemy. For our country to receive the blessing of a major wake up call, to turn to our creator and receive the truth and revival. For the lost for the blessing of salvation mercy. NONE of these people, church, nation, provide salvation. Only Christ and Him crucified. But it is wrong to say to not pray for them. Some how I think you are confused, that asking God to bless someone or some group of people would imply they have something to do with gaining salvation. Or if they are not saved that God would bless them with goodies. But I do ask God to bless the lost with a seed of the gospel planted, and that it would grow to the birth of a new believer. (Just like me and you did, Mike) Instead of getting upset with the lost acting like the lost, why not try praying for our country, or do you believe God is not able to perform a miracle and change a country so far gone. He changed me, and that was some miracle.
  5. Does God bless America?

    So Mike, when you leaving? If I saw our country like you believe it to be, I'd leave too. Good luck finding one fitting your standards. Our country used to be a praying country, as we understood we needed divine help. We let/allowed the "powers that be" change that. Our country's shame. Another thing Mike. Don't view blessings as monetary, possessions etc. The greatest blessings came to me from the Almighty's hand yielding a club up side my hard head. Sometimes they were crippling, mentally, emotionally, financially, pridefully etc. And I thank God Almighty for each one. God's ways are not man's ways. God meant them for GOOD. If you decide to stay, why not start a prayer group, daily praying to God for our country. Get involved. Instead bad mouthing it. That way, you can Bless America, yourself. God Bless America!......Please
  6. artificial insmination

    well, what do you think? What does the Bible say about it? Question answered with a question? If you have some relevant scripture that I have not seen or I have misinterpreted, would you be kind enough to supply them for my learning. That's why I joined this forum. To learn. You said earlier "Where is it in the Bible that says women can teach Sunday school anyway? For that manner, where does the Bible even mention Sunday school period? " Again, I ask. Are women forbidden to teach women? Please show me the relevant scripture. Does the bible forbid teaching a bible study at a church? Relevant scripture would be appreciated. By the way, Patriot. There are a bazillion good things a believer can do today to the glory of God, NOT mentioned in the bible. This forum is one. And regarding women teaching, would you like me to ask my wife how many of those she has taught over the last couple of decades she has led to a decision to ask God for salvation?
  7. Why such sour people on this forum?

    Poor cat looks like it just got stuck in a two day meeting with interfaith concepts. Actually, the bewildered cat is wondering why it's owner is making him look the fool in public......
  8. I love you all.

    For God so loved.....
  9. artificial insmination

    Not sure exactly what you're getting at. My wife, and daughter both teach the bible. At church, on Sunday and other days, to girls/women. Are you saying this is not scriptural? What does the day of teaching matter to God? Women are more suited to teach women just as men teach men. (We can talk frank, man to man etc.) The pastor (a man) teaches all in the congregation. At home, I have been taught by my wife, daughter, and other women upon subjects in scripture that they knew well,and I was not aware of or weak on. I do not listen to any woman preacher. But I will receive any scriptural wisdom from most any source available. I have learned lessons from my grand kids....
  10. Powerful Steps That Help Me and May Help You

    God is light. In Him is no darkness at all. He cannot lie. 1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
  11. A very good recommendation. I have sent this book to a cousin reaching life's end here on earth, his old body shutting down, to give him something to anticipate, a better awareness and understanding of what's yet to come. A hope. Something better to think about while lying in bed, the fear of the unknown, discovering what God has said He has prepared for us. This subject of where we will spend eternity would seem to be much discussed, yet is rarely talked about. There are many scriptures revealed in the book about our future in heaven I had not known. Very informative.
  12. Book of Habakkuk

    Mat_5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Psa 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Psa 73:13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. Psa 73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. Psa 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. Psa 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Psa 73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. Psa 73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. Psa 73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. Psa 73:21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. Psa 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Psa 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Psa 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psa 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. Psa 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psa 73:27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. Psa 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
  13. Glad I found this site

    Great wisdom. And I agree. Welcome Lilfox.......
  14. Good Evening Everyone

    Hi Humble Mom. It takes a special mom to deserve special children. God is wisdom. Welcome to Worthy.
  15. Hello?

    Hi New Member. Like the other one too "& improved" cool