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    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. Around here, we call "Politically Correct" for what it truly is. "Satanically Correct." In reaching out with the Gospel, I tend to remember a few of the "stranger" lost ones. Keep in mind "most" are not this way! These are only a few of many I've spoken with over the years. I had one man who told me he was a Christian. In my mentioning "sin" his way, he tried to swing at me, with his vicious wife standing by cheering him on! I managed to stay clear, and warn them to repent of their hypocrisy and moved on while praying for them. On another count a "nasty woman" screaming at the top of her lungs after mentioning "sin" she shouted: "I'll not be proselytized by you! What your doing is illegal!" I informed her for now it was not, and mentioned I would pray for her. I moved on as she continued yelling, getting the attention of more than a few people. On mentioning the sin of "murder" one time towards a woman who had killed her child through abortion, she went hog wild screaming. I kept calm and tried to interject her needing to repent and believe on Jesus for forgiveness of sins over her screams, but it could not be heard. Prayed, and moved on. When I mention the sin of "LGBT-IBP" being sexual sins that can be repented of, and forgiven by Jesus Christ, most are at least thinking. On one occasion, I did have a homosexual pull a knife on me, and a few who "if looks could kill" I'd be dead! I would add, the above is far less persecution than in other countries, and very minimal by comparison. Should it get to the point in the good ol' USA where speaking on sin, and sexual sins in general is illegal because of "Satanical Correctness," that is the tipping point where we as Christians should be obeying God rather than man: Acts 5:28-29 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? (Jesus Christ) and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. (29) Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. We should continue to reach out with our varying gifts given by God towards the lost, knowing the eternity of Hell that awaits them without our Savior. Stay "blessed!" Matthew 5:11-16 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (12) Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (13) 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. (14) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. (15) 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. (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
  2. Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
  3. @Evgen An older yet still relevant article, please consider prayerfully checking it out when you have some time. Ten Reasons to Reject WORD-of-FAITH Teachings
  4. I looked over at Evgen's 1370 page PDF. A bit of a hodgepodge of truthful and erroneous authors. On the truthful side, he does reference a number of biblical commentators, and some Christian movies that are OK. On the side of grave error, the ill-famed Benny Hinn only gets a few mentions. Sadly these false "word of faith" prosperity teachers/preachers he mentions literally dozens of times with their false messages, particularly towards "healing." Kenneth E. Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Gloria Copeland, Morris Cerullo. For those reasons, totally "NOT recommended."
  5. “Have I Done My Best for Jesus?” by Ensign Edwin Young I wonder have I done my best for Jesus, Who died upon the cruel tree? To think of His great sacrifice at Calvary! I know my Lord expects the best from me. How many are the lost that I have lifted? How many are the chained I’ve helped to free? I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus, When He has done so much for me? The hours that I have wasted are so many The hours I’ve spent for Christ so few; Because of all my lack of love for Jesus, I wonder if His heart is breaking too. I wonder have I cared enough for others, Or have I let them die alone? I might have helped a wand’rer to the Saviour, The seed of precious Life I might have sown. No longer will I stay within the valley I’ll climb to mountain heights above; The world is dying now for want of someone To tell them of the Saviour’s matchless love. How many are the lost that I have lifted? How many are the chained I’ve helped to free? I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus, When He has done so much for me?
  6. The story behind “Have I Done My Best for Jesus?” as told by D. Cloud's site "Way of Life" https://www.wayoflife.org/reports/have_i_done_my_best_for_jesus.html "The following is adapted from Alfred Smith’s Treasury of Hymn Stories and other sources. Edward Spencer was a student at Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois, on Lake Michigan. On the morning of September 8, 1860, Ed heard the news that the Lady Elgin, an overloaded steamship, had collided with the lumber-hauling schooner Augusta, and had sunk. People were drowning, and nothing could be done because of the heavy waves and strong currents. Ed ran to the shores of the lake and saw that the situation was indeed serious. People were floating on pieces of wreckage in the waters, close enough to shore for their cries of help to be heard, but unable to swim to safety. Without hesitation, Ed stripped himself of excess clothing and dove into the rolling waves. He was able to reach the first person, a woman who had clung to a piece of wreckage for hours and was totally exhausted, and bring her to shore. He later said, “Then the struggle began, the huge breakers forcing us towards the shore, keeping us buried much of the time, and the strong undertow tending to carry us back out into the lake. It was a struggle indeed, and I was gaining but little when two tall, stout biblical students, to whom I had signaled, came to our relief” (cited from Josiah Currey, Chicago: Its History and Its Builders). He repeated this heroic act several more times before onlookers and friends began to say, “Ed, you’ve got to stop. You’ve done all you can. You’ll kill yourself if you keep going!” Ed did not hesitate. He replied, “I’ve got to do my best,” and plunged again into the water. On one trip he was hit in the head and injured by a piece of wreckage. Ed rescued 17 people in 16 trips in that pitching, rolling storm. After the 16th trip he collapsed unconscious on the shore, unable to go on. He lay there repeating, “Have I done my best fellows? Have I done my best?” All night he battled for his life in the infirmary, continually repeating, “Have I done my best fellows? Have I done my best?” Ed Spencer had done his best, but it cost him his health. He lived the rest of his life as a semi-invalid due to injuries sustained during the rescue. It was in Phoenix, Arizona, in a humble cottage, that Ensign Edwin Young found him. Mr. Young, Dean of the School of Music at Hardin-Simmons University, had heard his story and heard that he could be found in Arizona. He found a man no longer a robust athlete, but a shadow of the strong man he once was. During the course of their visit, Mr. Young commended him for his heroic action and asked how he had been recognized during his life by the people who’s lives he had saved that day. With tears streaming down the invalid’s cheeks, he replied, “Not one ever came back to even say thank you.” It was the retelling of this story that led Ensign Edwin Young to write, “Have I Done My Best for Jesus?”
  7. I met a young man recently on the streets that left a "cult" where those in attendance were referring to each other as "messiah." In my spending an hour with him, I gave him a bite to eat, and gave him the "real" Gospel message of Jesus Christ THE ONLY Messiah, and followed up with some great Christian tracts and a pamphlet. Prayers appreciated that he would consider his need for Christ, and for others he left behind to find the True Messiah themselves, and leave that cult! He is one of a dozen I've spoken with this week. Appreciate prayers to see God glorified as I continue in reaching out to the lost, and exposing error that continues within our ranks. Thanks!
  8. The man referred to as "Jesus" here, is Michael Job. He is just an actor "Jesus" from a Florida theme park called "Holy Land Experience" owned by TBN, making some rounds about the world. He was in Kenya when these rumors started. Michael Job has said of himself on his Facebook page: “Hey guys! Just to let you know there has been many false “fake news” reports here in Kenya about me,” He also denies the reports of him being "Jesus" and being told to leave along with the two pastors. Unlikely that it is, he does see himself as a man with the gift of healing, up to 40 a day he states this article: Follow a day in the life of a theme-park Jesus He also considers himself an evangelist. Caution is advised, as Michael Job the "Jesus actor" likes Bill Johnson's "Bethel TV," sides with NAR's Todd White, and WOF Reinhard Bonnke. - That being said, if nothing else, he has motivated me to look into using my "Evangicube" that is briefly mentioned in the above article. I also have a "7 C’s Creation Evangelism Cube" that I've made little use of. Both I believe can instrumental in teaching children the Gospel message, and the 6 days of God's creation!
  9. A few years ago, my wife and I attended a parade and town festival. This church had it's doors open for folks to peek inside, I believe it was a Methodist Church. I walked around a bit and took a few photos. Psalms 23 comes to mind! Largest area:
  10. No. That "christ" whether real or imagined by him, was more along these lines: 2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Matthew 24:24-27 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (25) Behold, I have told you before. (26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
  11. 179 replies, 2,163 views at this point... Yes! The Lake of Fire is for ALL of Eternity! Don't go there! Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Be found on "this side" of Eternity~! 1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (12) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (13) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. Same Greek word used for "ETERNAL" in the above verses! Eternal:G166 aiōnios ahee-o'-nee-os From G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well): - eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began). As pointed out by many here, there is that torment...for ever and ever..." And ...everlasting contempt." It really cannot be any clearer! Revelation 14:9-12 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (10) The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (11) And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (12) Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Same Hebrew word used for EVERLASTING in BOTH instances in the verse above! Everlasting: H5769 ‛ôlâm ‛ôlâm o-lawm', o-lawm' From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always: - always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Compare H5331, H5703.
  12. Nope, sorry Cletus, not just yet. You have 34,096 more post to catch up to OO, or at least 23,241 more post to catch up to OneLight before you can be entertaining such a thought. OtherOne: 37,899 posts OneLight: 27,044 posts Cletus: 3,803 posts Whether we post and live for Him here, or live for Him out yonder, or a combination of both, let us be about our Father's business using our gifts to His glory! One day, soon enough, we WILL go on to meet our Lord! Let us live in such a way as to desire to hear these Words from our glorious Creator: Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
  13. Like this! Older, and walking in Christ and His ways: Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head (older, gray hair on the head) is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Are you living and speaking sound doctrine? If so, pass it on! Titus 2:1-2 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: (2) That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. A lot of false doctrines out there these days. Preach the Truth concerning God and His ways! 2 Timothy 4:1-4 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; (2) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (3) 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; (4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. When we love Christ first, and rightly use the Word, it yields a sword that is sharper than any worldly sword could ever be: Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Paul preached right up to the end of his life, and there was a crown of righteousness awaiting him for being faithful. It's believed he was well into his 60s at the time, and likely died a martyrs death. (Acts 21:10-13) Let us all that are His be prayerfully faithful right up to the very end of our lives as well! 2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I (Paul) am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. (7) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: (8) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Note by my front door, true for every Christian no matter where we're at: "You Are Now Entering The Mission Field."
  14. Pray for your friend! Share the Gospel! Ask God to open his eyes to the reality that he needs a "real" Savior, the only Savior who can take away our sins, Jesus Christ! Hell "is" real, Jesus loved us so much, that He died in our place that folks need not go there if they will repent and believe on Him! THAT'S the LOVE the WORLD needs to know about! We have had "Unitarian Universalist" show up in force at public schools in our areas advocating for the sinful LGBT curriculum. And boy, did that "loving all" bunch look extremely angry. They are an off shoot of Univeralsist with similar thoughts. A few tidbits from the book "Kingdom of the Cults" "Unitarian Universalism: Just what is the “saving message”—this Unitarian version of the “good news”? According to Harvey M. Joyner Jr., “The ‘good news’ of Unitarian Universalism is that it gives us a ‘safe house’ in which to wage our own heresy, whatever tradition we might have come from.” In short, the saving Unitarian message is pluralism—“a theology centered on tolerance, interdependence, and compassion.” Concluding Thoughts on Unitarian Universalism: “There is a Men’s Support Group, a Friday Morning Meditation Group, a Hatha Yoga group, the Wednesday Night Minister’s Class, a Parenting Class, a Spiritual Autobiography Class, a New Physics Class, a Neo-Pagan group, and several Women’s Spirituality groups. In addition, there are Saturday workshops, such as Living With Awareness and Compassion, Spirituality in the Workplace, and Chinese Medicine.” Yes, the Unitarian Universalists have something for everybody. The denomination is a one-stop spiritual supermarket. Through its adoption of church growth principles, it seeks to maximize its tremendous market potential, tapping into legions of savvy baby boomer consumers. Unfortunately, what the Unitarians cannot provide a generation of hungry seekers is the one food that will satisfy: the Lord Jesus Christ, the Living Bread from heaven. Christians must take this mission field seriously, holding forth the Bread of Life to a group that prides itself on knowledge but which never comes to a knowledge of the truth. May God cause many in the UU to buy that food without price, which only the Triune God of Scripture can supply."
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