You know, Ladybug, I was going to say the same thing about me getting caught up and doing the very same thing and that was the main reason I got off. So my decision has been not to argue my comments. This is what i feel that I should do. You and others think an apparently feel like you are right on your Judgements when God says in Romans,"Who are you to judge another man's servant, to Him he will stand or fall." I was attacked because I have different views than most on here. One sister on here even used another moniker on here to hurt me and say mean things. You will answer for your comments as well as me. God is the one I will answer to and I will post as I feel led and you can comment as you feel like you need to. Don't try to change my beliefs and I will accept the fact you differ. After all, that's what Paul and Barnabus did when they parted company when they had a disagreement over taking John Mark with them on their missionary journey. This is all I intend to say on the subject because I am a little tired of beating a dead horse.
Well, penned, I have learned my lesson well..keep my feet in the boat when feeding the sharks. Christropher, I left this forum because of the attacks I recieved on here from a comment I made. It went on and on with more joining in. If I have something to say that I feel led to say, then you tell me if this is love. If the moderator and a few others had not let me know that my comments were ok and to keep posting and feeling strongly led of God I would have left long ago.I stay because there maybe someone reading this forum needs to hear whatI have to say. God knows our hearts and out of the heart the mouth speaketh. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.v5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil. v6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth. V7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Corinthians13 the love chapter.
Helps, at least you are kind when you make your comments. I don't claim to know everything but I know the experiences I have had and the way God has dealt with me through the years. I could not ever stop going to church. That is my lifeline to God. It's been the place where I minstered and was ministered to. I have never found a perfect church and like I heard some preacher say,"If it was perfect, it wouldn't be when I walked in." Paul went to the Jews temple first and preached in every town he visited. He started churches and would try to go back and visit later. There is a reason for us to gather on Sundays and Wednesdays. I work in the library on Fridays with 2 other ladies. We talk about what's going on in our lives good and bad. One had a granddaughter who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. We knew what we said would not be repeated so we shared our deepest hurts and rejoiced at answered prayers. This same lady had been for my son and prayed for him even before I told them that he was having back problems fron 2 bulging discs. Afterwards we always hold hands and pray, for our country and leaders. We pray for our church and leaders. And for needs of christians world wide. We pray as God leads.
Unprofitable Servant said it so well that there's not much for me to add. I will say that preachers are called to preach the gospel and should not leave that calling. They can be an influence in the pulpit to encouage people to vote as a christian and even to run for office. I believe it's no accident that I found this forum. I have tried to quit so many times but then I will read something in a devotional that pricks my conscience and so I try again. I see different ones like pennned who seems to carry on in spite of the insults. We are not all agreeable on all issues but we are all suppose to be Christians fighting a spirtual warfare. Sooo, I am back on with my own beliefs and things I have been taught( by God) through the years. There will be some who hate what I say but some will read and hopefully be blessed.
Thank you, Christropher. I have to say, I left in a way that I felt was not very Christ like. I always try to see both sides and I did continue reading the comments. I am going to try to be less conforntationall and more kinder in my comments. I will post what I feel is important for me to say and leave it to God ( not defend or argue my point). Kinda like what I've noticed that you do.
Thanks so much John UK and Shane for your kind words, it was not easy sharing something so meaningful to me but what Shane said and you about how you had similiar experiences has been an encouragement to me also. Thanks for sharing . Blessings to you both.
Shane, that was a beautiful testimony and I had to tell you that what what you said about keeping our eyes on Him is very important in our spiritual daily walk. Since my experience with God I have had dreams that spoke to me and I never forgot them. I can recall them in my mind asif they happened last night. One was when I was in my 20s. I was in the middle of a river that was muddy looking. I used to smoke but had stopped years ago. As I walked I came to a hugh obstacle to my right much taller than me and bigger. I could see Jesus standing on the bank. He had on a white robe, his hair long and he was holding his arms out toward me. I stopped and turned to look at this hugh obstacle and said," Lord I can't make it."We neither one used words, we just knew what each one was thinking. Then with the kindest words and just love that I could feel almost He said," Yes you can. Don't look at the obstacle, just keep your eyes on me and you will make it" I did as He said and walked past it and was almost to Him when I woke up. I have never forgotten the message to keep my eyes on Him when life got hard, and there were times I didn't think I could get through the pain. But I found many rewards along the way and lots of growing and He has never failed to bring me through it all.
I see how this forum is run and so it is not my thing to keep arguing with different ones or maybe the same ones using different monkiers to keep making the same comments with different words but the same song. This not what God called me to do. So I am leaving this forum to help whoever He sends into my life. This has always been my prayer and it has always worked for me. I have won women to the Lord through my friendship with them. I have heard from some of the kids I taught that are now adults and living for the Lord. One was in clinicals at the same hospitable my son worked as a CRNA and was training her in. He said she kept talking about me as her Sunday School teacher and how she never heard me say an unkind word about anyone. You know that was God's encouragement to me that allmy years of teaching was not in vain if one soul was one soul was won to Him. So I am saying my good byes on here and wish you well. I will miss the few that cared and was my friends in Christ.
Ladybug, you are repeating verbetum what has been done to me onthis forum and you and others try to tell me that if I don't follow your leading and your interpertations of the Word then I am wrong. So what you posted goes right back to you because I don't accept it. Your opinions mean nothing to me because I saw error in how the Houston pastors were treated, that it was ok for what happened to the ordinance she was pushing.
MS, you will never win them with this attiude. I am sure you do have loved ones that need saving so do I but if I called my husband all the names that you have called the Catholics on here, a troll, you unsaved devil's child, sorry but you are headed for hell,I want you to get see your sins and so I will remind you everyday how sinful you are and how righteous I am. Now, I really love and I am only doing this for your own good because you see God knows this the only way you will ever see the truth and not go to hell.I would not have a husband. I have already been told by my Lord how to be a soul winner and how a wife is suppose to win a husband and i don't need you or anyone else telling me what I need to do. I have His Holy Spirit to guide me in all truths, to be my helper, teacher, paralegal is what He called along beside me to help me not be led astray. I don't really need your advice it maybe wrong after all.
They, don't build mansions for themselves. No hint of scandal in their lives, no plagrism. What is wrong with churches setting aside their differences to working together for the common good of their faith in Christ and standing together to fight against the real enemy of God's people. No one will become a Catholic, or Church of Christ or Pentecost or Baptist or whatever. I have a few beliefts different from Baptists but basically I feel the closest to theirs. No one knows anything that is going to happen until it appears. That's including the AntiChrist, the faise church, the false prophet, the rapture etc. We look at the signs of the times and know something is happening and if we stay ready and close to God we don't have to worry , we just work and witness and sow the seed unless you having too much fun to even think about these things.
It never ceases to amaze me how you take away all the good they do and not building mansions and all the good they do and have done means nothing if the don't condemn the Catholics. Someone calls.gets a letter and all the others are high fiving each other. I couldn't care less about your opinion and sending people to hell. My thoughts on this is your hatred of the Catholic church and condemnation of anyone that doesn't have your same opinionn is as lost as they are. You have so much bitterness, that anyone can see it and almost feel it. Jesus, loved the sinners, He ate with them and the hated tax collectors, like Matthew were called to be His disciples. That'why the Pharisees hated Jesus. They were self righteous, so no need of repentance. Like the publican and the Pharisee standing in the temple praying, which one did Jesus say came away justifed, it wasn't the Pharisee.
Agree, If Texas can vote in a Mayor that is openly gay, then they can only expect her to be for whatever is her beliefs of right and wrong in her eyes. The rally they had in Houston was basically tellng Christians to get out and vote for the ones that will stand up for Christian rights to speak out against sin, in all forms. To have christian values,to fight for the good of the families and our country's freedoms.
Yes, SteveR, I have noticed that also. I even had someone on here suggest a sermon to listen to and lo and behold it was a Presbyterian. Was I the only one that listened to it because didn't hear peep from anyone else!! I thought it was a good sermon and it was a "Berean" (?) that gave the suggestion. It was on perscution.Btw, Ruth Graham was a Presbyterian. and wanted to be a missionary like her father, who was a doctor. She was raised in China. She met Billy at college and we know the rest of the story. And people on here can drag their name through the mud but you can't change the fact that these are God's servants doing God's work. Frankliin has sent people all over the world as ministers to those who are suffering. He was in Tuscaloosa, Alabama( my home town, family still there) after a tornado destroyed places, my neighborhood was one. Not, a house left standing on the block except the one I was raised in.Ruth is in heaven now with her parents, rejoicing and enjoying the fruits of her labor.
Hi pennned, my husband's sister lives in Oklahoma and one of her sons has an organic garden, no pesticides, etc. They brought us some of the biggest tomatoes, zucinnies etc that were so good. I hear he sells a lot of it and makes lots of money from his produce.
Lurker, so appreciate your comment, it was encouraging for me. I think the ones who have been through the storms of life and are still standing should share their stories as an encouragement to those who are now in their storm. Btw, God won't let me quit, everytime I try, He brings someone along to cause me to continue on You are one of those and I wish Jessica would also. Her posts are encouraging also.
Shane, just read your comments. Wow, what a wonderful, testimony and so like the God I know. We went through some hard times also but God got us through them, with what I call miracles. Just unbelievable things that you just look back and stand in awe. These are things he uses to keep us encouraged that we are in His will for us. You know, my grown adult children have never complained about what they didn't have in way of material things but they talk about how great it was to have me at home. Like you said my husband, who was a working foreman for the power company and did a lot of overtime so I wouldn't have to work. God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.