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  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ― John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States The power of action is the power to inspire and to lead. By our words we are heard but by our actions we are known. We live in a world filled with rhetoric, and the constant squabbles, debate and division can become a wearisome pestilence upon our heart, mind and soul. Be known by our actions and let our actions be a true reflection of our words, and let all that we say and do be rooted in that which is good, just and holy. To live a godly life is a choice, and is also a great blessing, and if the actions of our life inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more then we are greatly blessed, and our actions will live on far beyond the remembrance of our words.
  2. “The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.” James Madison, 4th President of the United States There seems to be endless debate and discussion over our nation’s Constitution in the days in which we live, but the laws of God upon which the constitution was founded have been trampled underfoot far more often than the document we know as the United States Constitution. We argue over whether something is lawful based upon the Constitution, but barely a word is spoken about whether something is lawful based upon the Word and law of God. Those who feel that the Constitution is an old and outdated document that should no longer be looked upon as our guide seem to be the same ones who feel that the Bible is also an old and outdated book that should be cast aside.
  3. Welcome! I have a friend that is a "tinkerer" and specializes in fixing watches, etc.... I have a beautiful coo coo clock in my living room that he repaired for me a number of years ago. I love lots of games as well, so welcome. You find people here of like interest but the greatest bond is the love of God that is shared here. There are different doctrines, different beliefs, and different ways of posting those beliefs.... but the constant that will hopefully shine through to you is the constant love for God.
  4. Psalms 149:3-5, “Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. (4) For the Lord takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. (5) Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.” The saints of the Lord are to be joyful in glory, which means that we are to glorify the Lord in our present condition, in the place of his favor. We praise and we sing for he bestows honor and glory upon us. All too often my praise seems to follow my heart. When I am filled with joy and happiness I whistle and I sing with a cheerful voice, but when my heart is heavy and I am in sadness or sorrow that cheerful voice is harder to find. The power of praise and the power of being joyful in glory are based upon the glory of the Lord and not upon our condition. The condition of my love for the Lord should not change based on my condition at the moment for love should be constant and unwavering. Some rejoice in the glory of their condition when they are in a condition of wealth and blessings, but glorifying the Lord is to be based upon his glory and not upon our glory or our condition. I praise the Lord for he is the Lord, and he is worthy of all my praise no matter what my condition might be. In sunshine or in storm, in joy or in sorrow, we are to be joyful in his glory and praise him.
  5. “Having friends around for a pleasant evening is one of life's most cherished joys as far as I am concerned. But when those with me are fellow believers, how much greater that joy is, for we know that it's rekindled, one day in eternity.” Jimmy Stewart, Actor Spending time with friends and family is truly one of life’s greatest blessings and gives strength to our hearts in numerous ways. I have attended many meetings and gatherings in my life that were void of true joy for there was no fellowship. Family reunions and gatherings with friends can be times of joy and laughter, and can be most pleasant, but there is a difference between a gathering and fellowship. When I gather with fellow believers there is a greater joy for there is communion of spirit in our shared beliefs and our shared love for the Lord. Joy is increased when family and friends are also fellow Christians for there is a joining of heart, mind, and spirit that gives power to all that are gathered, and the reunion or gathering becomes something deeper for the joy is increased by the united light that dwells within those who believe.
  6. “Any kid will run an errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.” Red Skelton Desire increases motivation and the desire of a child to stay up past their bedtime is a strong motivator. Children have needs, but they also have wants and desires, and parents with wisdom will guide their children in helping them to see the power of desire when joined unto work and sacrifice. As a child I was paid a weekly allowance, but it was not given to me, it was earned by completing assigned chores. There is a blessing in learning the value of desire and motivation at an early age. Work deserves a reward, and when children are rewarded for their good deeds they learn that good works bring good reward. There is a law of the harvest that we need to remember and also instill in our children, we will always reap more than we sow. If we sow good works we shall reap good things abundantly and if we sow evil we shall reap bad things abundantly. Give errands and chores to your children for learning the value of work and reward is a great lesson, and learning the power and joy of working together as a family shall build a strong foundation. As a child I would do most anything to avoid going to bed so that I could stay up with my parents a little longer. I see in my grandchildren that this has not changed. Often children desire to stay up for they want to be with their parents, so use this time to create good memories and precious moments that bring your family closer together.
  7. Tell them the truth, God has always existed. You can't explain "always", our minds have difficulty with it for all of us had a beginning. But "always" is something even atheist believe in. They refute an ever existing God but will claim life started from matter (where did the matter come from?), life started from a chemical pool (where did the chemicals come from?), life started from a big explosion (where did the elements come from to cause the explosion?) It's hard to use the Bible as proof since atheist won't accept it as God's inspired word. Belief is a choice, doubt is a choice. So simply tell them the truth, our God is eternal.
  8. Understood, however if you look back to the original Hebrew and Greek you find that some words have been mistranslated or even added. There have even been a few verses added by translators. Most translators took translating the Hebrew and Greek as a sacred task unfortunately not all. Overtime some translators either were guided by their own beliefs or by the beliefs of others. The Catholic Church was known to attempt pressure on the translators. It is why I like the King James Version for many of the errors are put in italics to show it has been added or changed, but not all, they even miss some. As one interesting note, there was one translation known as the "sin Bible". It was because they left out the word "not" under the commandment of thou shalt not commit adultery. At the time Bibles were written and not printed so not much they could do about that one copy, but it became known as the Sin Bible. One scripture many love about the trinity is found in I John 5:7, yet it wasn't in the original text and was found to be included in the 1600's. See https://bible.org/article/textual-problem-1-john-57-8. Regardless of the errors, most of the Bible is error free and is indeed the inspired word of God and is as I stated in my original post is a book of great power and a book or collection of books that bring great peace. Don't desire to debate the errors of the Bible here as another format would be better and if any desire they can move it over to general discussion. But wanted to respond to your post.
  9. Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” There is peace and power in this verse for it is from the Word of God. The Bible is not a perfect book, for when the original writings were translated by men errors were made, but it is a book of truth and light, and a book that brings peace unto the reader if the reader is also a believer. One who does not believe in the truth of the Bible will benefit from the wisdom, and light, and truth of these precious words, but unto those who believe that the Bible is the Word of God the Bible becomes a book of great power and becomes a book that brings peace beyond all understanding. I praise the Lord for his words of truth that lead me upon my life’s journey, for the Bible is a gift of incomparable value and a gift that I am most grateful for.
  10. Only eat at Chick-fil-A once a week? Definitely a lukewarm Christian!
  11. Psalm 17:1-3, “Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal. 3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.” Our position in the light and the condition of our heart gives power unto our prayers. The Lord hears the right for his ears are open unto the prayers of the righteous. To stay nigh unto the Lord, we need him to prove our heart and to purge us of all that separates us from his holiness. When we know that we are living a life that is pleasing unto the Lord it gives power to our peace, our faith, and to our prayers. The Lord will hear the words that flow from a sincere heart and he will attend to the cry of the righteous. One righteous man or woman who is in right standing with the Lord can accomplish many things with their life, and their prayers can bring forth powerful change for the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous avails much.
  12. Thank you for your kind words.
  13. “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” Theodore Roosevelt Accountability is defined as “the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.” In our world today it seems very easy to play the blame game and to blame everyone but ourselves for the problems that we face. We see finger pointing and passing the blame throughout the branches of our government, and accountability seems to mostly rest with others. To take responsibility for our own actions and to be accountable for our own actions is the proper way, but is a way becoming more and more rare in our society. There are trials and problems that we face that come to us through no fault of our own, but many of our problems and our struggles are the result of decisions that we have made and actions that we have taken. Look to yourself first when assessing blame, and look to self before you blame others, for sometimes it truly is our own fault. Some wounds are self-inflicted and some of our woes rest upon our shoulders.
  14. Actually it can work that way... study and learn.... if that is your desire and approach it with a true Berean attitude and not the one you are showing here. You state I said the Lord is wrong. That is arrogant and hateful for I never said the Lord Jesus is wrong about anything. Rather, please understand your interpretation of scripture is wrong. I don't reveal "new revelation", it is only new to you and perhaps others. Eternal life is for the righteous, eternal punishment (the final death) is also for the evil doer. It never states eternal torment. It amazes me that so many seem to desire to believe in a God that would torment someone throughout eternity. No actually it doesn't amaze me, it saddens me. The belief in "eternal torment" is a belief that God has an eternal hate instead of eternal love and that is totally and completely wrong. Truthfully one of the greatest scriptures to go against all of your interpretations isn't necessarily going through all the Bible, it can be found in one scripture.... I John 4:16. That one scripture would be wrong if there is a God who would allow eternal torment and torture. I can't stand to see anyone or anything suffer, yet so many Christians seem more than ready to declare that upon others.
  15. I knew the term Berean was used in Paul's writings.... definition found: The word "Berean" was chosen to reflect the words in Acts 17, "These (Berea) were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were so." Do you belong to a "Berean church"? Or is this a title you give to yourself? Just curious as I hadn't heard anyone use that term before. As for scripture... I would recommend you go back and look back over all the scriptures dealing with death and resurrection. It should be a fun study for you and it would save me the time from going over everyone of them. But if you still desire me to do this for you let me know..... Thanks.
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