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  1. I thought that adultery includes sex, and no mention is made of that occurring. This is not trying to argue the morality of their dating. The fact that they have both been married before probably prohibits their remarriage unless they had been married to unbelievers who left them. That is not true in his case so his remarrying would result in adultery. I agree that it is not right for them to date while he is still married, though. So I am confused.
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    God allowed it for getting out of debt, as in indentured servants. He did not allow stealing people and abusing them. He established stringent rules and protection for the slaves. They also sold themselves into slavery so it was a free choice. I have ancestors who were kidnapped and stolen, shipped over to Puritans in the States, and enslaved under the Old Testament laws governing the treatment of slaves. The Anglican slaves were not allowed citizenship, however. Read the book "Kidnapped" by Robert Lewis Stevenson.
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    Derailing thread

    I kiss my dogs.
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    Derailing thread

    I only kiss frogs, thank you. Then they turn into a handsome prince.
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    Shiny Gospel Shoes here ...

    Welcome to Worthy, Shiny.
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    I'm a journalist seeking opinions

    We are glad you have joined us, Archie
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    Hello am new

    Welcome to Worthy, Laura.
  8. There are many experiences in God. But when you truly surrender your life to Jesus as lord, wanting Him to guide you and take charge of it, God fills you with His Spirit and makes you one of His own adopts children. That is what confessing Jesus as Lord and Savior is all about. If you understand this and cannot say "Jesus is LORD", you probably aren't yet indwelt by the Holy Spirit. I have a friend who received Jesus as Savior and was baptized, but she has never made Him Lord of her life. She can't understand the Bible; it is the Holy Spirit Who enlightens us to understand the Bible. She cannot even say the words "Jesus is Lord". Having surrendered to seducing spirits she has embraced parts of other religions; she has fallen away from her first love.
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    The Great Cloud of Witnesses

    Heb 11:35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Heb 11:36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. Heb 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— Heb 11:38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Heb 11:39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, Heb 11:40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Heb 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Heb 12:2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. Heb 12:4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. The point of it all is that we are not alone in enduring persecution and hardship. The faith of the Old Testament saints should be an inspiration to us for their faith and patient endurance. They bear witness to us of their faith through the Scriptures. But they were looking to the Redeemer that God was to provide to complete and perfect their faith. He would provide their reward. So we also need to be looking at Jesus our Redeemer, Who kept His eyes on God's promises as did the saints of old. He was looking to the heavenly reward as well, and that is how He endured the deriding and persecutions, even to death on the cross. So that is how we also need to endure the difficulties of our lives. That is how we are to overcome sin as well. The whole theme of Hebrews is to look to Jesus.
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    Burning sensation on my chesg

    It might be "heartburn" from acid reflux. A "tums" type chewable calcium tablet might give you reliefs if you should have it again. But it would be best to mention it next time you see your doctor.
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    Derailing thread

    You forgot to rope it and hog tie it! No points for you.
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    Derailing thread

    And don't forget to kiss the blarney stone!
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    New to the forum

    We are so glad you have joined us, Mark.
  14. I see it as pertaining to all legal partnerships, marriage and business parters especially. However, contributing to and supporting a political party that promotes ungodly acts might also be implied here. It is impossible to be totally separated from the world and that is not what it means. We are told that we are in the world but not of the world. Normally our close friends want nothing more to do with us when we become committed Christians serving Jesus as Lord of our lives. Joh 3:18 ESV Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. Joh 3:19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. Joh 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. Yet I have a friend who has not made Jesus Lord of her life who continues seeks me out by phone. So I continue to sow seeds of the Gospel without compromise. Immature Christians are easily sucked into the wayward lifestyle of the unbeliever, but those who are established in the Word and in walking in the Spirit are one with Christ's heart--that they may be saved. The fields are white for harvest.