Brittany

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  1. Brittany, this much much older male married very  very young, had children, lived with his wife for 48 years until her death, and now is newly re-married.

    Here is my advise for any barely 16 year old girl.

     Do not post openly on any  website, chatroom, or message board  about your emotions! Instead, talk with family, find some older women of your church with wisdom, ask a few to come alongside of you for your guidance and  mentoring needs.

    If you do not have the fine privilege of having a solid  Bible teaching church with older women that  will come along side and be mentors, then find one. Ask your parents (Obviously presuming a parental relationship is part of your family) for help in this effort.

    Be very careful. Pray, read,  and think.

    May God bless you and protect you.

  2. I know that men and women are both supposed to support the family in different ways, but my boyfriend (we plan on getting married eventually) is so worried that I might get a job that pays more than his. Not because he wants a lot of money, but because he feels like if he doesn't do most of the financial supporting, that he's failed. Is there anything in the Bible stating that the men in the relationship have to do most of the financial supporting (I already know that the husband/father (hopefully the same person) are supposed to be the spiritual leaders, but my question is about financially)? I'm planning on working as a nurse, and he wants to be a missionary.
  3. So, my church does a VBS-like thing one Sunday each month, where all the kids go back to the fellowship hall and a lesson is taught, they do a craft, snacks are served, and games are played. I get the privilege to teach in that Sunday in February! But, I'm only 16 years old. I've only ever taught in a Sunday School class once, and there were only a few kids. Now, I'm going to have to teach, like, 20 kids. I'm a little bit nervous. Since it's in February, I would like to do a lesson on God's love, for Valentine's Day. I'm thinking about basing it on Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Any tips or suggestions (either for the lesson or for being nervous)?
  4. Ohh okay. I know that Jesus is worshipped in the New Testament, so I know He is God at least in some way. Otherwise He wouldn't allow people to worship Him. what does it mean when New Testament writers said "Glory to God the Father andthe Lord Jesus Christ"? Do "God" and "Lord" mean different things?
  5. So Jesus isn't God?
  6. That word makes me think that the HS is referred to as a separate god tbh. I know 'person' doesn't mean a human person or an individual, but as Tertullian used it, in the sense of a mask used in theatre.
  7. Luke 12:11-12 (NASB) "When they bring you before the synagogues and the rules and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the HOLY SPIRIT will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." Matthew 10:18-20 (NASB) "And you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is the SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER who speaks in you." It seems as though these two parallels indicate that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father. Which, if the Father and the Holy Spirit are two separate Persons, this just doesn't make sense to me. And if I'm wrong, then please kindly point that out. I'm not looking for a physical body. Yes, I know that Jesus asks the Father to send another Helper. But I don't see how this means the Helper has to be a person. I don't think I'm going to be continuing this thread much longer. In my attempts to grow closer to God, I am only growing more and more confused as time goes on. So I'm going to be taking a break from debating and things of the sort, and I'll be focusing solely on what the Bible says. I don't know if the HS is a person or a power. But I know what the Bible directly tells me. Despite what some of you think, I am taking what you guys are saying and considering it. I have already denounced (if that's the right word) my first claim that I proposed when I made the thread, that the HS is definitely a force, not a person. But although my new belief on this subject is completely muddled and confusing, I no longer hold that idea. And, I really don't know how much more confusion I can take at the moment. It weighs down on me spiritually. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
  8. The fact that the Holy Spirit is referred to as "he/him" doesn't convince me that the HS is a person. There are other explanations, such as grammar/translation instead of theological doctrine, and the fact that the Holy Spirit is the same as the Spirit of the Father/Christ could mean that the "he/him" is referring to the Father/Christ. Can you please try not to be rude? If you're not intentionally being rude, you really need to work on how you word things. And, a mention of a name doesn't automatically make the name mentioned God. So I don't know what source you're getting your reasoning from, but it isn't the Bible. If there is only ONE verse in the Bible that supports Trinitarian doctrine directly (Matthew 28:19), and that verse doesn't even explicitly state that all three of the names mentioned are God/part of the Godhead, then the support for the Trinitarian doctrine isn't very strong. Got any biblical proof that this is a prophecy? (and I'm not trying to be sarcastic or anything. If you supply biblical proof, I will accept it.)
  9. What the Bible really means is debatable. Here are the main reasons I doubt the personality of the Holy Spirit; 1) On multiple occasions, when Jesus Christ and God the Father are mentioned as authoritative figures (as we see in the epistles and other places such as when Paul spoke of Christ sitting on the right hand of God the Father in Colossians 3:1, and the Holy Spirit isn't mentioned, and also when Stephen looked into heaven in Acts 7:55 and saw Jesus standing next to the Father, but the Holy Spirit is only mentioned as the instrument by which Stephen saw it), the Holy Spirit is omitted. If the Holy Spirit were a co-equal Person of the Holy Trinity, wouldn't he be there with the other two Persons? 2) Since we are told to worship God, and there are verses specifically telling us to worship the Father and the Son, why aren't there any verses telling us to worship the Holy Spirit? Of course, there are verses which seem to point to a personality. And I may be a little stumped on those. But I suppose a possible explanation would be that God the Father and Jesus Christ are spirits, they are made up of a substance "Spirit". They are both holy, so they are Holy Spirits. So perhaps when the Bible speaks of the Spirit doing things, it is actually either Christ or God the Father that are actually doing the things. But, this is only speculation and I'm not trying to put this idea forth as truth. I don't know if it holds up Scripturally yet. "In the name of" is just about the same as "by the authority of". So, when we hear a cop yell to a running criminal, "Stop, in the name of the law!" Is the law a person? Of course not. Do you think you could please explain further?
  10. Then I will not worship or pray to the Holy Spirit. If there are no examples of it being done and there are no commands to do so, then I won't do it. I do recognize that the Holy Spirit either is a person of the Godhead or a force of God, maybe even both. I don't think I'm even going to continue trying to figure it out. God can't be understood, and that includes the Holy Spirit.
  11. Are there any verses telling us to worship/praise the HS?
  12. Matthew 28:19 is speaking about baptism though, not the Godhead or what composes the Godhead. As of right now, I don't know what the Holy Spirit is. I don't know if it's a person or a force, or if it's both, or what. But, I do know what Scripture tells me (The HS will guide us into all truth; convict us of sin, righteousness, and judgment; indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers, us; etc.). As far as I know we are not commanded to worship the HS in the Bible. If I'm wrong, somebody please point out a verse or two that tells us to worship the HS.
  13. idk, I really like sleeping though
  14. oh, that's not good. Mine's probably caused by my lack of physical activity. I'm not overweight, I actually just got out of the underweight range, but I'm not active at all.
  15. I might, if it continues. Thanks!