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  1. Christian music: Is it all good?

    Can you explain to me how they look and sound Satanic? Its kind of the same argument that a gun looks and acts like a killer. Music is music and can be used for good or bad. It is the musician's motives that need to be questioned not the music. The members of Skillet and RED are professing Christians that use their music in the secular and christians world. Their music is clean and at least people know who they are. When they are in concert the gospel is definitely given.
  2. Christian music: Is it all good?

    I listen to all types of music. There are good songs and bad songs. There are Christians songs that I cannot stand because of sound, lyrics or whatever. I listen to secular music as well. My kids do to. When my wife is in the car or house we listen to southern gospel (not my favorite). When I am in the car or in the house and the wife isn't there we have anything from Christian rock to AC/DC and other bands. Here is my point. Everyone has a preference in music and how they feel about music genres. Most of it is personal preference. What I find disturbing is when those personal preferences somehow are supported from a mishmash of verses here and there. This is what I find with most people. To the OP this is what I say, you are the parents and you have rules in your house. If you have a rule that says we in this house do not listen to rock music then the child should obey and accept that fact. If you as the parents are uncomfortable with it then make a decision one way or another. You can ask all the advice you want in a forum but you have to make the decision on your own. If you believe there is something wrong with it then by all means set the rules. We do have rules in my house who we listen to and who we do not. My kids abide by those rules. Just plain and simple parenting.
  3. Shiloh had you read my post carefully I didn't dismiss the sermon. As a matter of fact I said I was going to watch the sermon. I was just commenting on the title of the sermon. That is all. Shiloh I do hope that you agree that how we use terms in Christianity is important. I have been doing some studies on word usage and we have to be careful that we just don't accept a term just because it looks "spiritual". I think you actually missed my point completely. But that is ok. I am not trying to debate here. All I am trying to do is get us to think a little deeper into how we use words and terms. That was my whole point. His sermon may be spot on and he may be dead on scripturally in the sermon. But when I deal with JW's and even Mormons the Holy Spirit is an actual "what" not a "who" so you have understand my hang up on the title. I hope this helps you understand why I had concern about the sermon title.
  4. Exactly my point. See the reason I harp on titles is because it gives us a glimpse into what the message is about. JW's believe that the Holy Spirit is a what. They believe him to be just a force (kind of like star wars). This we know is totally incorrect. That is why terminology is so important for us Christians. But I will watch the video when I get home from work. I can't watch youtube here at work. Then I will most likely post comments afterward. Not trying to debate just making sure that our terminology as Christians stay intact.
  5. Can I ask you a question? Can you show me in scripture where the Holy Spirit is a what? Let's take John 14 for example when Jesus sends the Comforter. The Holy is a Who. Now the things He does is a What. For example what does the Holy Spirit do? He comforts, he helps us understand scripture. He is a Who because He is God. So my thought is when I see a title like this it will automatically keep me from watching a video where the title is not scripturally correct. Now if he said Who is the Holy Spirit I would be more inclined to watch the sermon. But I will leave it at that.
  6. Nope. Read the title of your post and just said the Holy Spirit is a Who not a What I can't get past the title. For me if the title is scripturally incorrect I am going to imagine the sermon is as well. Just my opinion.
  7. The Holy Spirit from what I understand from scripture is a Who not a What.
  8. Dating site

    Dating sites have become very popular over the last several years. But Ted is right it is the weeding out that you have to do just to find someone that is actually real. My advice is, get out of the house and go meet people. You build relationships that way. Computers will only take you so far. Plus to spending $30 dollars a month to meet people online just seems a bit high to me especially when you can go out and meet people for free or practically free(you buy dinner or whatever). I would be seeking the Lord if this is something He wants you to do. Sounds to me that there might be a lack of contentment in this area. It seems, and I could be wrong, that you are not completely trusting the Lord to meet your needs.
  9. While researching the number 666 at one point in the past I vaguely remember that it was a possibility that the number was repeated for emphasis. Don't quote me on that though. It was a interesting thought.
  10. Thank you for responding to Ed J, Neighbor. I have tried to reason this topic from the same perspective you have. When we take a man-made numbering system and then try to fit it God's Word we are taking our opinions and thoughts and telling God what His word means not letting God tell us what He means.
  11. This is an opinion not actual proof. I read your posts as well and quite honestly you don't have any supporting evidence for you statements. But then again we are entitled to our opinions but be careful that you don't make opinions fact. That is what they did with the opinion of evolution and look where we are today.
  12. Is The New Apostolic Reformation Biblical

    The NAR is definitely a very real threat to true Christianity. However for those that are in God's Word and know what it says we can see the NAR as a danger and the false teaching that comes out of that movement is just plain wrong. What the sad reality is though is those within the movement live of an emotional high. They wan't more, more and more. Eventually they will be disappointed and spiral downward into depression and anger. They become anger at God and the world and it takes time to make them see the real truth of what God says. The danger in this movement however is the fact that is sounds, looks and feels like it is Christian but it is not. Those that follow this movement are definitely examples of 2 Timothy 4:3 "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." This is exactly what is happening and even so called Christians are diving into the movement. Satan can pose as an angel of light and I think that in this case this is a very clear example of this. Folks stay in the word and know what God's Word says that way we can live up to Ephesians 4:14 "Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming."
  13. Having seen this situation up close and personal I can assure you that even thought the offending spouse has confessed his/her sin to the Lord he/she has still committed a grievous sin against their spouse and must ask for their forgiveness as well. And then you allow that person to decide how they will take the information. Sometimes there is reconciliation and sometimes there is not. But to hide it from your spouse and not tell them will only eat at that person. And folks regardless of how much you hide your sin will eventually find you out whether you say it out loud to your spouse or your spouse finds out after you pass away. When you tell the spouse is a totally different matter though. If you love your spouse you will tell them when the time is right. But folks the person who committed adultery should be the one who tells the spouse not the spouse finding out. Sure trust will be broken and scars will be there but if the spouse is willing to forgive and to grow from the situation you have an awesome spouse. But if your spouse decides to leave well that is part of the consequence of the cheating persons selfishness and sin. Bottom line, stay true to your spouse as God has intended and you will be totally fine and not have to worry about this stuff or wonder what you will do if it happens.
  14. Liar Liar, Pants on Fire.

    I tend to not trust people all the way until I know who they are. That way I don't get disappointed or upset when they fail on me. Also remember that people are still people no matter what their intentions maybe. People fail us and they fail us quite a bit. We may have our feelings hurt but we need to move on knowing that God will bring other people into our lives.
  15. I think we have to be careful that we don't read too much into events that happen. I am not negating that fact that before Christ comes back we will see specific things happen since scripture says they will. Personally my opinion is that too much emphasis is placed on trying to find significance in events versus going out an telling others about Christ before His second coming does occur. I too am looking for Christ's return but I also know that no man knows when that will happen. Matthew 24:42-44 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." The point is that Jesus is saying that since we don't know when he will come we need to be ready for His coming. What are we doing for Him as we long for His coming. So I have to ask can you direct me to to some resources where the solar eclipse means possible judgement on Israel? In scripture when Israel was judged by God I have never seen that God uses a solar eclipse to show of that impending judgement. From what I can tell God used prophets to tell Israel to get their hearts right before Him or He will punish them for their sins. And time and time again Israel refused to repent and God did what He said He was going to do. Sounds to me that a little bit of astrology is going on here versus really digging into God's Word and see what it says. God used His own mouth to convey judgement because of sin. And He still does so today through His Word. Personally I think we need to be digging into scriptures to see what God says about judgement and not looking to the celestial beings to determine God's possible judgement. God will judge this world and will rule one day with righteousness Hebrews 1:8 "But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom." Since creation solar eclipses and lunar eclipses have taken place because God set them in motion to show the beauty of His creation. Psalm 8:3 - 4 "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" Actually this statement is incorrect. Harvey was on the radar on 8/17/2017 as a tropical depression. Now just like most hurricanes they do not really reach their peaks until a couple of days before land fall due to the fact that as they hit warmer water (like the Gulf of Mexico) where you have massive evaporation lifting the moisture into the air. And as another scientific note hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov 1. We are in the middle of hurricane season and Harvey (while extremely destructive and we need to be praying for those people in TX) are quite common. And I don't think Harvey is the most destructive either. Remember Katrina a number of years back? That was was pretty close to Harvey. Personally too much emphasis is being spent trying to pinpoint specific signs to say Christ is coming back soon. We as believers know he is coming soon because He says He is coming soon Revelation 22:7 ""Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll." What it is interesting about this passage is that Jesus doesn't say keep an eye out for possible signs of the end times. What he does say is make sure that you are being obedient to God's Word and living what it says. So I know that His coming is imminent I will continue to try and live for Him and when He does come I am ready because I have trusted in His Son Jesus Christ knowing full well that because of Christ's shed blood on the cross I have been redeemed and will spend my life in eternity with Him. And this is the message we really need to be telling not trying to find significance in events. I don't know but when Christ is about to come back wouldn't you think as believers that we would really know that event was significant? I would think the Holy Spirit would definitely confirm that with us. This a guess so don't hold me to that idea. Just a thought that is all.