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  1. I don't disagree that we need to worship together. Just because we are fellowshipping, does not give others the right to be rude or harm others. Your enjoyment of something stops when it begins to invade someone else's rights or causes them harm. If you lose your hearing. How well do you think you will enjoy the service if you don't know what the sermon is about because you can no longer hear what is being spoken? It is one thing if the pastor or you don't mind losing hearing, but other people do mind and hearing is very important when it comes to communication and jobs. Like vision, one does not need to lose either. Both are equally important In 1 Corinthians 11 Paul teaches that people do not have the right to be selfish or rude at another person's expense. We are to be sensitive to others situations and needs. People that have asthma, are absolutely miserable if they have an asthmatic attack that lasts hours or days; that was set off by someone's perfume or cologne. Scents can choke someone severally, so that they have to be rushed to the er, and spend the rest of the day and night in the er because someone else demanded the right to wear a scent. It is both rude and arrogant for a church to force others into listening to their worship music at an uncomfortable volume. They do it because they want people outside of the church building to hear “their” wonderful music. More like shoving your beliefs down an unbeliever's throat. People do not like being forced to listen to something they are not interested in. And it drives them further away from the gospel. And yes, people need to hear the gospel, but it should not be presented in such a way, that it drives a person away from it instead of to it.
  2. False doctrine

    Whether a church practices baptism or not is a minor issue and is not a real big concern. What is a huge concern and disturbing is all the new age garbage that is being pushed. As well as stuff that is non biblical that is being pushed that leads people away from the truth. There is a sudden influx of stuff that is posted for the purpose of seeing how many people will respond to purposefully posted stupidity that even unbelievers recognize as stupidity. None of this stuff ministers to the lost or helps others grow in Christ. A lot of it is coming from both believer's and unbelievers alike. There are people who profess to be Christians that post endless stuff just to heckle others; whatever gives them entertainment or the giggles. And they are quite proud of themselves. They need to realize that even Christians are going to give an accounting of themselves to God for every deed and word. A good question to ask yourselves. . . what have you done with the light, God gave you. Those who see themselves as teachers have a bigger responsibility to get things right than those who are interested in simply learning and growing.
  3. Near death experiences

    You seem to be seeking to see if certain activities would be approved of. No matter how you word your questions or ask about which activity when it comes to occultic stuff and such; The answer is always going to be a resounding NO. All occultic practices, astrology, witchcraft, black arts, fortune telling, ouija boards, tarot cards, palm readers, spiritualism, parapsychology, satanism, psychic phenomena lead people away from fellowship with God. All these things are controlled by satan and his demon's. And are designed to lead people away from God. There is NOT one ounce of good in any of it. NONE. God's word is the authority on this and his word condemns all such practices and activities. Satan seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. He was a murder from the beginning. Christians should NOT even be curious about any of it, nor should they think any of it is harmless. To think any of it is harmless, is an outright lie.
  4. out of body experiences

    While I commend the first half of your post. New Christians, children and those whose faith are weak are vulnerable, and for this reason it isn't a good idea to suggest such reading material. It could cause them to stumble. The bible, already has given us plenty of reasoning as to why such activities are to be avoided. Not only that, but the holy spirit also tells us to avoid such activity.
  5. out of body experiences

    Are you still hanging around these people? By doing so, you are tempting yourself to fall back into that sort of life. As a Christian, a person should not even have an interest in that old life or anything even remotely suggesting new age, occultic beliefs and such. Be done with that, never looking back. Your inner circle of friends should be mature Christians fully grounded in God's word. A person can NOT serve both God and satan. You are leaving yourself open to further temptations and satanic attacks by having any sort of interest in your past life that was ungodly. 1 John 1: 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
  6. Pauls thorn in the flesh

    Denadii, I think you are misunderstanding what we have been saying....the thorn was not given for the purpose of causing a temptation to happen...NOT at all. It was to PREVENT it from ever taking place. Paul never directly said what the thorn was; only its purpose....to prevent him from having pride. The thorn was simply a reminder that he was NOT greater than anyone else; or that he had risen above the need to be totally reliant on Gods grace. NOR is there any mention of God removing the reminder. We aren't promised a life free of problems. But we are promised that through it all God's love and salvation is guaranteed to us. God's grace is enough to get us through life. We do not have to strive to be something we are not or think greater of ourselves than we are. If we had perfect bodies, perfect jobs, etc. . . we would not rely on God to be there for us. That is what Paul is talking about... What God does for us .
  7. Pauls thorn in the flesh

    There is a big difference between temptation and being puffed up with pride. It wasn't that Paul would be tempted, but that God was preventing Paul from being prideful. It would have hindered Paul's ministry. Whatever the thorn was, it prevented temptation from even taking place. It kept Paul from being prideful and reminded him he was just another John Doe that was human like everyone else.
  8. Stars and Dots?

    The dot is to signify that there is a new post that you have not started reading. If you hover the cursor over it . . . and click on it, it will link you to the first post of the thread. The star is to show that you have a post or multiple posts in that thread Need to add that the dot also shows that there are new posts in the thread.
  9. Dying to self

    There is nothing in angel's post here that was directed at or to raven. Or even judging anyone in the thread. Angels was speaking of herself and what dying to self meant to Angels herself. We need ( we as in general, not anyone specifically here) to read posts a second or third time before responding to a post any of us thinks was directed towards a single person. Posts are often misread specially if the reader is tired, had a hard day, problems at work, don't feel good, etc . . . I know there are other threads that get heated when people are passionate about a subject. But I would like to point out, that just because someone is a stickler in one thread, does not automatically mean that another poster is being singled out and criticized in another thread. We all need to allow others to have a chance to speak their thoughts or opinions without immediately going on the defense because someone didn't agree on a topic in another thread or multiple of threads.
  10. The churches are in dire need of understanding this!

    I thank you for changing it
  11. The Letter of Jesus to the Prince of Edessa

    What is the point of posting the letter? Isn't God's word enough testimony? As people hear the simple message of Christ on the cross, the holy spirit will assure the person who is listening that what is being said about Christ on the cross is true and brings conviction to the person's heart. Roman catholic church places way too much emphasis on miracles, man's abilities and church tradition.
  12. The Gospel preached to the dead

    You have been told before in many other threads like this one that God is fully able to make his will known to people in every nation, tongue, tribe and generation. He doesn't need our help to accomplish his will. The story of Cornelius shows that God is fully able to make his will known to all men. Cornelius was NOT a descendant of Abraham, and yet God made it very clear to him (Cornelius) what his will was for Cornelius concerning salvation. In the story of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man was not able to change the situation he was in. His situation was fixed. Repentance isn't just believing there is a living God, it requires a person to change and make a commitment to follow Christ daily. An unbeliever knows this much. They find the simple message of Christ's life and death on the cross offensive because coming to the cross requires people to give up whatever sinful lifestyle they have and allowing God complete control over their lives. Hebrews 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, Hebrews 10: 26, 27 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. John 5 : 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment. John 8 :24 I told you that you would die in your sins. Do you believe that I am the one I claim to be? If you don't, you will certainly die in your sins 2 Corinthians 6 : 1 thru 2 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
  13. John 4 : 24 says that God the father is spirit. We can not physically see him. And actually God chose to bless the whole world through the Jewish nation for Jesus was born of a woman and born as a Jew. His earthly body was Jewish. Anyone who thinks of themselves as superior than anyone else needs to do a deep soul search of themselves and be reminded of scripture in both the old and new testament that reminds us that ALL have sinned and fallen short of God's ideal and glory. NO one is innocent. NOT one person on earth. A person who is spouting racial slurs and or thinks of themselves as having superiority over another is flat out sinning... and he or she knows it. The person who thinks they will get away with sins like this one is fooling themselves. The last time someone made racial comments to me in person, I reminded that person that they too have committed sin in their life so they are not above another.
  14. What does Jude 1:20-21 mean?

    It is helpful to read prior verses and after verses or the whole or previous chapters to understand what is being spoken of and meant. Jude warns that we can be pulled away by those who preach and teach false doctrine. Or teach others the false notion that we can keep on with habitual sins without any remorse or care. When he quotes Enoch, he is reminding the church that those who lead others away from God through false teachings and unsound doctrines that they will come under God's judgment. This has been spoken of all throughout the old testament. For this reason, Jude encourages the church to stay within God's love where he can reach and bless you. The verses are encouraging us to stay in complete fellowship with God because as we do our faith grows, and to continue in growing our faith through prayer and reading God's word; as we do the holy spirit will lead us into not only how, but also for what is needed.