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  1. Most of these softwares just use standard Windows features. Reading your problem, I don't think that would actually help. Is the cursor just hanging up? You can still use keyboard or the whole system freezes up? Do you hear lot of noise from hard disk? If it's an old laptop, your hard drive might be getting old! If you have the typical hard disk, it is just a magnetic device. As they go through wear and tear, they become slow performers. Check and make sure degragmentation is running frequently (https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/defragment-hard-drive-windows). You can also think of buying SSD hard disk. Your laptop will fly like anything!

    There is no mediator between Jesus and men. There is direct access and we don't need another person to receive forgiveness. John 20:23 can mean that apostles had privilege to forgive sins only if we look at it in isolation and ignore rest of the Bible. All through the Bible we see the point emphasized that there is no mediator. First few chapters of Hebrews were written just for this purpose! How can a single verse contradict rest of the Bible? If we look at the preceding verses, the message is very clear. We are bearers of Gospel message. We have the standard by which people would be judged. As we proclaim the gospel message, we know whether a person's sins are forgiven or not based on the standard. Based on the path that is available for forgiveness of sins.
  3. Jesus loves every single person in the world

    Bible does not say God forces anyone into hell. Everyone "chooses" hell by default. But God chooses to save few out. That is predestination. Instead of saying God is sending someone to hell, it is right to say that God chooses some to heaven while everyone chose to go to hell by default
  4. Is Yoga evil?

    As someone who comes from India, I completely agree with the summary from gotquestions. My suggestion would be to stay away from yoga.
  5. For all Seekers.

    I see you have not addressed anything about thief on the cross
  6. Arminianism

    LOL! If you don't take a stand, then you don't know something! You are an ideal candidate for others to shove down their doctrine.
  7. Charging fees for ministry?

    I think we have to look at specifics of what we mean by charging for ministry - Pastoral ministry - Sunday class teaching - Praying for others - Conducting prayer meeting at houses or Bible studies - Attending conferences - Books - Conducting crusades The list would go on. we may not be able to make a generic comment when we look at diversity of this definition.
  8. For all Seekers.

    Yes, I am with you and not against your point
  9. tongues

    And do not be surprised if you one day start speaking in tongues! We might like some particular gift. But Lord knows which ones He needs to give us. He might totally surprise you!
  10. tongues

    Speaking in tongues is a "gift" of the spirit. It is a gift. Which means, Lord gives it to whom He seems fit. And gift is not something given to everyone. And gift is not something demanded and received by the receiver. It is at the discretion of giver. I have no idea how people call it a gift and say it is absolutely required for every Christian! Defeats the purpose of calling it a gift. Pray and ask the Lord to show the gift(s) He has given you already. And use that gift for the glory of God.
  11. Charging fees for ministry?

    I did not go through all the pages and this might have been posted already. This is Paul writing in 1 Corinthians chapter 6 13 Don’t you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? 14 In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel. Here Paul is very clearly stating that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel. All the preachers have families and expenses that they need to take care. There is nothing wrong for them to accept money for doing ministry. The believers who are benefited from the ministry should provide for the needs of the preacher. Lot of people misuse the verse when Jesus said "Freely you received, freely you give". This is about healing and gifts of the spirit. A person can never ask for money to pray for someone else. Preaching and organizing meetings is a different thing. Because there are expenses associated with them. And when a person is not working and only preaching, he/she does need financial support. In same chapter, Jesus says "Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave". Meaning, the believers were responsible for taking care of the disciples. Just like today, believers need to take care of expenses of the preacher. Again, this is to meet their needs and not throw money for all their wants.
  12. For all Seekers.

    Thief on the cross? All he did was ask Jesus to forgive his sins and accept him just minutes before his life ended. He was a thief! Not sure what other sins he committed. He did not fulfill any of the other "requirements" you are stating. Salvation is only through faith in Jesus. Nothing more or nothing less. A pilgrim's progress is not easy. but that is just the journey towards final destination. There is nothing we can add to beyond what Jesus did on the cross
  13. The Mark - Economical or Ecumenical?

    A good theory. And that's exactly what this would be, a good theory. Bible is very clear that taking the mark is blatant rejection of Jesus Christ. A cashless system is not exactly rejection of Jesus Christ and His salvation. The same theory could have been applied when SSN was discovered. When credit cards were discovered. When bar codes were discovered.