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  1. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    I know that there is a lot of fraud and that makes it bad for those who genuinely need to benefits. I do not have an answer for you. There is also a lot of fraud in those getting SSI who are working the government.
  2. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    Many do not have that option of cash. You buy your food and pay for it with your card.
  3. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    Or "you are not worth getting a nice selection of food of your choice".
  4. How do you know which church to go to?

    It is not important to be a particular denomination. What is important is that you have a daily true relationship with God. Question: "What should I be looking for in a church?" Answer: In order to know what to look for in a local church, we must first understand God's purpose for the church—the body of Christ—in general. There are two outstanding truths about the church. First, "the church of the living God [is] the pillar and foundation of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). Second, Christ alone is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; Colossians 1:18). In regard to the truth, the local church is a place where the Bible (God's only Truth) has complete authority. The Bible is the only infallible rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:15-17). Therefore, when seeking a church to attend, we should find one where, according to biblical standards, the gospel is preached, sin is condemned, worship is from the heart, the teaching is biblical, and opportunities to minister to others exist. Consider the model of the early church found in Acts 2:42-47, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." In regard to the second truth about the church, Christians should attend a local fellowship that declares Christ's headship in all matters of doctrine and practice. No man, whether pastor, priest, or pope, is the head of the church. All men die. How can the living church of the living God have a dead head? It cannot. Christ is the church's one supreme authority, and all church leadership, gifts, order, discipline, and worship are appointed through His sovereignty, as found in the Scriptures. Once these two fundamental truths are set, the rest of the factors (buildings, worship styles, activities, programs, location, etc.) are merely a matter of personal preference. Before attending a church, some research is necessary. Doctrinal statements, purpose statements, mission statements, or anything that will give insight into what a church believes should be carefully examined. Many churches have websites where one can determine what they believe regarding the Bible, God, the Trinity, Jesus Christ, sin, and salvation. Next should be visits to the churches that seem to have the fundamentals in place. Attendance at two or three services at each church will be helpful. Any literature they have for visitors should be scrutinized, paying close attention to belief statements. Church evaluation should be based on the principles outlined above. Is the Bible held as the only authority? Is Christ exalted as head of the church? Does the church focus on discipleship? Were you led to worship God? What types of ministries does the church involve itself in? Was the message biblical and evangelical? How was the fellowship? You also need to feel comfortable. Were you made to feel welcome? Is the congregation comprised of true worshippers? Finally, remember that no church is perfect. At best, it is still filled with saved sinners whose flesh and spirits are continually at war. Also, do not forget the importance of prayer. Praying about the church God would have you attend is crucial throughout the decision-making process. https://www.gotquestions.org/looking-church.html
  5. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    No reason for concern. God has it.
  6. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    No but I am expecting the seven year tribulation. We are seeing the paved road to such a time. This reminds me of Lazarus and the rich man Luke 16:19-31.
  7. Perhaps you could open your heart to God and ask for Him to guide and direct you and your husband in what God wants for your lives.
  8. True Consecration

    Question: "What does the Bible say about consecration?" Answer: In the Bible the word consecration means “the separation of oneself from things that are unclean, especially anything that would contaminate one’s relationship with a perfect God.” Consecration also carries the connotation of sanctification, holiness, or purity. The importance of being consecrated or pure in our relationship with God is emphasized in an incident in the book of Joshua. After forty years in the wilderness, the children of Israel were about to cross over the Jordan River into the Promised Land. They were then given a command and a promise: “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you’” (Joshua 3:5). The people of God were commanded to bathe and change their clothes; the married couples were to devote themselves wholly to the Lord (1 Corinthians 7:1-6). The significance of this command was that in ancient times water was considered a luxury and wasn’t used often for personal hygiene. The bathing and changing clothes symbolized making a new beginning with the Lord. The picture here is that sin is defilement (Psalm 51:2, 7), and we have to be cleansed before we can truly follow God. Upon consecrating themselves, the children of Israel were assured of God's promises. The Lord promised that He would do amazing things among them (Joshua 3:5). Just as He opened the Red Sea to deliver them from their Egyptian bondage, He would open the Jordan River and take them into the Promised Land. In fact, this was just the beginning of the miracles God would perform for them in the conquest of the Promised Land. It’s no wonder the psalmist declares, “Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples” (Psalm 77:13-14). Another good example of consecrating oneself is that of David upon confessing his sin of adultery. He bathed and changed clothes before he worshiped the Lord (2 Samuel 12:20). This same imagery is also used in the New Testament (Colossians 3:5-14; Ephesians 4:26-27). The Bible tells believers to be a holy people, separate from the world: “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17). Being consecrated is a critical component in our relationship to God and to those in the world. Paul tells us, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:1-2). In other words, as true believers in Christ, the act of consecration involves our lives being a living sacrifice to Him; we are totally separated from the defilement of the world. Each day, we are to live out our lives as a “holy” and “royal” priesthood to the glory of God, for we are now God’s people (1 Peter 2:9-10). https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-consecration.html
  9. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    It is crumbs to the poor
  10. You married him knowing he was JW? Perhaps you should pray to God for you and your husband. Ask that God will open up your heart to Him so that you will ask Him into your life to be your Lord and Savior. Give God your life 100% and put Him in the drivers seat of your life. If God is in the passengers seat change seats. Then you can pray for your husband for his salvation.
  11. Health care insurance today

    There are good medical insurance companies and there are bad medical insurance companies. You have to do your research. Being retired from the medical profession I knew the inside of the good and the bad. There are many out there who are not even insured.
  12. Health care insurance today

    If a person is older and has medicare it does not mean they do not have to pay for it. There are advantage plans that are quite expensive for those who are retired.
  13. Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Boxes

    It is a controlling thing. People want to go to the grocery store and get what they want. Bad idea
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