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    God, Family, Friends ... I really enjoy discussing the Bible. There is so much to learn and so much to share.
    New interest - Music Ministry - acoustic guitar and vocals.

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  1. I have read scripture about the gifts of the Spirit over and over again, and have never read that we are given one specific gift for a lifetime. What I do read is that the the Holy Spirit gives to each individually as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. Gifts are different than an office or position in the church body, as in a Teacher, Preacher, or Evangelist. It is my personal belief that the Holy Spirit will use whomever He will in any circumstance by giving a specific gift for a specific occasion. He may give you a word of knowledge in one instance, then the gift of faith in another. He may use you through the gift of prophecy one day, then use someone else a little later. I guess what I am saying is that there is no evidence that a gift is given to someone to use forever at their discretion. Some believe that they are, but I'm not of that belief. To me, we are His tools to use as He wills whenever He needs us to edify or assist someone else.
  2. I wish the striving limited itself to just the law and good works. Unfortunately, whenever pride is the true strength behind an argument, it encompasses every aspect of life. Allow me to add one more verse to your collection above. Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
  3. I have to wonder why you need to ask if you are a Christian. Are you a Christian, a true believer in Christ Jesus? As for how we know, here is how: Romans 8:12-17 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
  4. Growing in Christ is a life long journey. All along life's path there are easy times, hard times and very difficult times. During the easy times the path is pretty flat, nicely groomed and plenty of places to rest. Then you come upon more difficult terrain where the path is steeper, obstacles can cause you to trip or slip, but the watchful make their way without much trouble, while those who are not as watchful may trip on a root or rock, or they may slip on moss, but get up when they stumble, brushing themselves off they continue from one rest area to the next.. Along the path are some very treacherous areas where 100% attention is required or severe injury or death may occur. There are no rest areas until easier ground once again offers resting places. The way is not always clear as the dirt path through the meadows and steeper terrain have disappeared and all you see are rocks and ledges where attention is required in order to ensure you are going in the right direction - at times being required to retrace your steps, down climbing to get back on the right path before continuing. Mistakes are easy to make but can be avoided if one is ever so watchful. Then, at the end of life's journey you view the summit, where all who did not give up finally reach. Along this journey some will decide not to even try. Others start out with excitement and really enjoy the beginning, but then become too lazy or content to continue and decide to remain where they are, enjoying the easier times. Those who continue accept the challenges ahead as they know their goal is not easily obtained, but for some, when things get tougher, often falling, turn back as their goal does not seem as important as it once was and would rather enjoy the meadows. Those who are not discouraged, though they do have some doubts in their ability to summit, continue on until the path disappears and they face the rocks and cliffs. Some continue up but find themselves off route and stuck, too afraid to retrace and down climb, they wait for help, but when help does arrive and they are rescued, they turn back due to fear. Only those whose heart is set to reach the top continue. Once the top is reached, they remember their journey, where they enjoyed the easy areas, learned in the harder areas where they stumbled and fell every now and then, and through humility continued up through the challenges of the hardest areas accepting a helping hand from others when needed and offering a helping hand to those whom they find needing assistance. One thing was a constant though, there were always someone ahead of them and someone behind them, nobody was in the same place at the same time. Teamwork was required when the journey got harder, but that allowed them to bind together and push on toward the same goal. At the very end, everyone realized that they stumbled and fell from time to time, some even got off route and needed to be shown the path, but as a team working with each other, they made it to the summit. Hope this made sense to everyone as judging someone in their walk is NOT our place. Our place is to reach out and offer help to those who need it, not point fingers at them and tell them how stupid they were to mistakenly choose the wrong way. We are here to help, not condemn.
  5. Many rich people are escaping to that area OO. I hear underground homes there are the best bet.
  6. There is only one way to prepare, if you can even prepare, and that is to have the faith one needs to follow through to the end. Trust Him in the little things and when it comes to the bigger things in life, it will be second nature. Trying to "do it yourself" is where failure begins.
  7. I am sorry you feel this was as something must of happened to you to make you create your own gospel. Salvation comes through God as He allows, not through man as they allow. Though child abuse is horrifying to many, it is not only about the abuser, but the abused also. The abused needs to find healing through Christ.
  8. We are being prepared for what is coming if you are a true follower of Christ. Ever since I became a Christian, I have been aware of this.
  9. Self sufficiency is the key for this type of survival.
  10. Yes, it sure is headed that way, isn't it. Yet, we don't have to comply. Think what one EMP would do to the economy when it does take over!
  11. This has been in the making for many years. Not for me, though. I will pay with cash or credit card, stand in lines and wait the usual time it takes to process whatever. Nope, no chip for me.
  12. I've noticed this with a lot of series, be it Netflix or another venue. They get you hooked, then they toss the script to the enemy for his bidding. This is the main reason I no longer follow any secular series. The more you watch, the more sin you see portrayed.
  13. The only true measuring stick is scripture. Measure right and wrong according to His word, not what people think. Even when Paul was preaching, the Bereans took what Paul said and set it beside scripture to see if his words were true or not. Acts 17:10-11 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
  14. Welcome. Now that you have three posts, you can start threads in most of the forums here. Click this link to go to the General Discussion forum
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