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    -God. The Bible. Prayer. Street Evangelism. Non Denominational.
    I would like to see the Body of Christ come together as one. Our guideline must be the Word of God and it rightly divided. Of the 20 some Bible versions I have, I find the KJV to have the most depth.

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  1. Hey Willa, in a way, I know what you mean, but the manager didn't necessarily think you were a bar fly. Just last week, I took my wife out for a late lunch. The stewardess promptly sat us at a table in the bar area, instead of the dining area. Being there were none at the bar however, the bartender became our waiter, and it gave me the perfect opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with him. He was a great waiter too, I sandwiched a $5 tip right in the middle of an Answers in Genesis pamphlet on evilution, that also has a clear presentation of the Gospel on it's last pages. Oftentimes, those Christian tracts/pamphlets will go unnoticed though if they do not have a tip with them for good service given. The rare bad service? Still an opportunity to pray for their salvation, while one leaves 2 cents on the table on the way out.
  2. I've been in some "slim shady" places at times, to reach out with the Gospel to the lost, as led by His Spirit. Being led of Christ and standing in His strength is a must. During these times, part of my prayer has been for for God to have me reach out to those He wants, while keeping me from being seen by others with an "appearance of evil." 1Th 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. Slander at times though knows no bounds, no matter how forthright we are, I've had a few slanders come my way. It followed John the Baptist, and our Lord Jesus Jesus Christ at times, particularly from the religious crowd: Luk 7:33-35 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all her children. Don't fear them, your reward may not be so great here, but it will be in heaven! No matter your calling, reach out and let your light shine before men! Mat 5:10-16 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
  3. While walking in a Virginia state park, this doe was looking quite alarmed, and snorting a good bit in my direction. Turns out her fawn was just behind me quietly camouflaged in the bushes, listening to her alarmed calls! It was all I could do to get the picture as the fawn blew by me running for it's mother!
  4. The image stabilization is amazing on many digital cameras. There is no way I could have taken that lamp close up without a tripod on my 35mm camera back in the day. It would be much grainier also without the clarity.
  5. I don't even consider the "messy" Message a Bible at all. Literally the worst "Bible" on my shelf. A few quotes from "Dr." Eugene Peterson in the past on creating this fabrication of a book from an excerpt from the "Christianity Today" magazine back in December 2002 when they interviewed Dr. Eugene Peterson, the author of "The Message" bible: Dr. Eugene Peterson (the author of The Message), when asked "Do you consider "The Message" God's Word? This was his answer: "...in a congregation where somebody uses it in the Scripture reading, it makes me uneasy." I would never recommend it to be used as, "hear the Word of God from the Message." It surprises me how many do." "I like to hear those more formal languages in the pulpit." "I did the Beatitudes in about ten minutes." Sadly, a number also "preach" from this wretched translation throughout the country. No surprise that Rick Warren has considered it in the past to be one of his favorite translations... From the news article, sad place this false Pastor Peterson is in: “I haven’t had a lot of experience with it,” Eugene Peterson says of LGBT members in his church. “But I have been in churches when I was an associate pastor where there were several women who were lesbians. They didn’t make a big deal about it. I’d go and visit them, and it never came up for them. They just assumed that they were as Christian as everybody else in the church." God's judgment will be severe for this man, and many like him one day, as they continue to twist, add to, and take away from God's Word: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2Ti 4:3-4) From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. (1Ti 1:6-7)
  6. Good to know I understood you both! Was waiting for this reply, although I can understand how one "might read" into that wrongly by proxy. I suppose some thought because of the the idea of having a child is more expensive, your replies were misconstrued to some folks insinuating that is was cheaper to kill em.
  7. matt007, here are a few mentions in our Lord's Word that 1to3 is referring to: There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, (horoscopes and the like) or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, (hypnotist, trance inducers, and the like) or a consulter with familiar (demon) spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (one who prays to the dead) For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) 1Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. 2Chonicals 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar (demon) spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21) Folks can even believe men who are sorcerers to have "the great power of God." When in fact they are Satanist. I've met a few of these modern day "Simons" in my walk, and have called on them to repent: But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. (Acts 8:9-11) The Body of Christ has to be careful in what we hear. Does it line up with man telling us to perfect flesh by our own strength? (Psychology or similar bad teaching for instance.) Flesh that is symbolically supposed to be crucified with Christ? O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:1-3) Or do we lean on our Savior, and by the Holy Spirit which testifies of Jesus Christ and the Word which represents Him for our strength? John 15:26 But when the Comforter (Holy Spirit) is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: (Jesus Christ as represented in the Bible.) In the beginning was the Word, (Jesus Christ) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3)
  8. We watched a 2 1/4 hour movie yesterday called "The Printing." Great movie I'd watch a 2nd time in the future. From the back cover: "When Christian principles become socially unacceptable and society moves to repress them, what will the Christians do? Witness the Soviet Union--before glasnost. Fear of the KGB pervades society, Christ faith is stifled wherever it is discovered. Most believers cling to a hollow shell of Christianity tolerated in "registered" churches. However, some believers opt to remain "unregistered," worshipping God openly and accepting the consequences. A brave few dare to print Bibles--right under the noses of the KGB. This is a story about them" Often times I feel the "new" Dark Age is where many have a Bible on their shelf, and never bother to pick it up to prayerfully read it's inspired sacred contents. Reminds me also of so many running to the next "evangelistic explosions" that are always about, and none checking what is being taught against the Word of God for themselves. And because of unrepentant sin... "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it." (Amos 8:11-12)
  9. Hey Abby Joy, I was under the impression there was only "one" movie called "The List." I saw OOs mention with the skin one, and looked your link with "Jack Stone," with his rough upstart, and his needing Christ . (Included your link in my post.) Neither was the one I had seen. So, upon looking it up, I found there was at least 4 with that name. Can make things confusing... That was the reason for the "LOL."
  10. Life after a forest fire. You can see the scorched tree trunks in the background also.
  11. Continued prayers brother!