Hey John I see it as two birds one stone kind of thing. I will be standing there against abortion and speak to them the truth in Love. I may have to consider eating any snacks from them if you know what I mean
I'll be there against abortion and outreach to whoever is in error. My last conversation was about half and half and I plan to try and maintain that balance
Wow Steve I thought for sure you would tell me something negative. I'm happy to see a nice message from you I figure my actions and a slow steady relationship is much better than hitting them with a whole bunch of verses and sending them into shut down mode. I try to be caring to all people and love the truth of the Bible.
I plan on returning. I stop whenever I see Mormons, JW, picketers etc... I also hand out many bibles. There is a possibility you misjudged both me and others on here Steve. You have a good weekend Steve.
Hey Connor my gate was pretty narrow seeing as it leads into my upstairs condo lol yeah my gate building went good it actually looks good and is straight.
How did your surgery go?
You read some interesting books?
What do you come up with the advent of the Lord 4B.C. From your studies?
Thanks John UK I feel the same way. Your a brother from another Mother with the same Father
I always enjoy your posts as well.
I too get tired of talking politics quick and I know how you feel. I do though read up on the news quite a bit. I just don't have too much interest in talking about it. I shall pray and maybe vote against Hillary
I also liked Penned description of how the Judicial system works. I don't know that much
It will be nice when this election is over one way or another as it is a day closer to Christ's return.
Steve this Thursday I stopped by and visited some planned parenthood picketers who happen to beCatholics. I have cases of NT bibles in English an Spanish in my car so I brought multiple of each with me to hand to them. I tried giving it to them to hand out to people and they refused a NT and said they only used Catholic editions.
We started having a friendly conversation(I kept it into the friendly zone) they started telling me that we took away books from the Bible. I told them that the council of Nicea since I believe right around 325 had 66 books in the Bible and that not until the council of Trent was the "Catholic books" added. They looked like I was talking Greek when I told them this. He started saying you have to of read some of the early church fathers and I thought we were gonna have a conversation about Aquinas era or Augustine era people and he couldn't even come up with the name of who he read it was like Guthenburg or something and he said he wrote in the 1800's.
I changed the conversation to abortion as I felt they were getting upset. I enjoyed speaking with them and I plan on going there on Thursday for outreach to people who might be considering having an abortion and also to talk with the Catholics.
Hey John UK looks like you searched for Him with all your heart and knocked till He answered. I'm glad He made you search for Him
This is the same as my experience.
Yeah I also use to like worldly music with horrible meaning behind all of it. I shed all this nonsense and now my audio bible and sermons go everywhere I go literally
It's funny how you bring up the Puritans. I see there understanding of being a Christian much different than modernChristianity.
I'm not quite at the level where I equate all my misfortunes on my deeds. I do however have those days where I walk close with the Lord and it brings me such pleasure and the days I don't walk as well with the Lord and I take a step back and review why I'm not having that beautiful relationship. Like you said Jesus is a great friend
For me this whole topic boils down how we view God views it when we take on the traditions of man and aren't light and salt. We are to live by faith and my walk with God feels so good and close the better my walk in life. I rejoice to follow His Laws as it brings much Joy and peace in my life. I guess it is my closeness that I feel with God that compels all my actions.
penned wrote: thank God for this outread opportunity, may many hear the gospel message!
Yes it is a great opportunity! To make it clear if someone asked me about Christmas I would tell them about Jesus:
Isaiah 9:6 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
I would tell them why He was given:
Isaiah 53:3-5 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
On the Lord's advent he fulfilled these prophecies that were made 700 years before Jesus's birth.
I'm not a JW lol but I do like trying to keep the traditions on man out of celebrating anything of the Lord. Of course I wouldn't talk to someone about the origins of some aspects when I can give the Gospel
Buckeyes wrote: (TMC) Most of this information is actually not from...
Just keep in mind what it was like in the days on Constantine. They were having meetings on what was orthodox to them and everything else was tossed out that didn't align such groups as gnostics and such were many times well.. they were spreading blaspheme. The early church got rid of most history that didn't align with their mandated beliefs and preserving such info or spreading such info can get you in big trouble. It is easy to see from records a sided view that agrees with most RCC dates etc.. because this is what was preserved. I guess I always see a large satanic conspiracy to corrupt anything that is pure going on throughout history. The day of sun festivals were going on way before the advent of our Lord it is one of the most primitive forms of idolatry. Del sol invictus is just a festival to celebrate sun worship which has earlier roots than the festival itself. They set Christmas on the same day to keep compromising Christians out of these festivals. I have databases from college if you ever need articles you can email me the topic and I can send you an article. Maybe you know some good sites on the ecumenical movement. I have a report due on that
Hey B M. I like your comment. I had never thought of what you said about John the Baptist so I was searching for bible verses and this came up in my search:
The Companion Bible , 1974, Appendix 179, p. 200
Thought you may like researching that TMC looks like some good reading.
I like the Spring time frame you have B M. When I thought of spring I thought of plants springing forth and it reminded me of this verse about the Mesiah:
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
I'm pretty sure the Sprout that comes foth from Jesse is the Messiah and like all verses of prophecy the analogy has many beautiful facts within the allegory. Shoots don't come out of a root in winter but in Spring. Maybe I'm wrong but I think it is very beautiful.
TMC I'm not against hanging out with family on the 25th since that is a day that everyone gets off. I always try to keep in mind would one of the apostles do whatever it is I'm doing and what would Jesus think about my actions. I try to keep this perspective on all I do.
Hey TMC there is actually an account of the approximate time of year Jesus was born right there in the account of Jesus's birth in Luke 2:
Luke 2:6-8King James Version (KJV)
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
In that same night there were shepherds abiding in the field at night.
In that region in the winter they use to put the livestock inside. This is why they had barns for livestock and is also why it is mentioned that the livestock were outside at night or there would be no room.
So winter is actually not a very biblical date for The birth of Jesus.
I'm surprised they didn't notice that from scripture. What website did they say Jesus was born on the 25th and always try to remember who controlled records of History after the time of Constantine so many times records will be suppressed that disagree with the RCC.
21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.
Look they were having feast days, making offerings and having celebrations just like the Lord commanded. What did they do wrong? Well they introduced into true worship the symbols of other gods. I would suggest one just stay away from pagan symbols and celebrate like Isa9:6 and keep in mind would Jesus be pleased with whatever celebrating we do in His name.
John Yurich USA wrote: You sure are not acting like a Christian should act. You guys have been stating that I should start attending an Evangelical Protestant Church and then when I start to do it then you guys are still not satisfied. What is with you guys anyway? Why are you guys not satisfied that I am attending an Evangelical Protestant Church?
Glad to see you are going to a Protestant Church John
That is a good step in the right direction.
I pray that God will give you some clarity to having a new nature to not even want to return to a Church that is in error.
Good news though John. But Church attendance has nothing to do with the new nature that it is to be born again.
SteveR wrote: Have you not read Judges Chap 4 & 5? My wrath of SA began with SermonAudios disrespect of Deborah, Judge of Israel. SermonAudio moderators mocked her Blessed position in GODs Will because a man that shared the same name as the current POTUS followed her authority. SermonAudio never repented of that evil. Judges 4:4 Â And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
If one is born of the Spirit he will walk in the Spirit.
Ye must be born again. If you are born again you will have a new nature.
Maybe all this stems from your view that certain parts of scripture don't apply to you like Jesus's Sermon on the Mount?
Moralism is only bad if you hold that as your place with God. Other than that you are not suppose to live an antinomian life Jim. I think your view of the word of God is way off and it shows in your liberal way
Yeah there is the cries of 58million babies that have been murdered by our country! The fact that our country is a "democracy" and has upheld Roe vs Wade as a whole is reason enough to condemn the US. I use to think when I first came on here Jim was ok but now I feel he is just another I should be adding to my daily prayers! His incessant backing of a pro abortion candidate such as Hillary and is inability/hiding to answer Connors simple question "Is a fetus a baby?" Is almost sickening when he claims Christ in the same breath.
It is amazing what people who don't walk by the Spirit will do in the name of material gain I.e cheap healthcare etc..
Like so many have said if they vote they will vote against Hillary and this is how I feel. But to advocate for this woman who has the spirit like Jezebel well.. I guess that would be there fruit!
If your reading this Jim pray to God and repent!
I have been busy lately but have been reading your guys comments. Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Like you said Emerikan Babylon the great, I can see that as well.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: The Lord talked about a specific day...We are to walk in the fear of God... I have to daily take up my cross and say with Paul I am crucified with Christ and mortify sin through the power of the Spirit and the means of the Word of God. My responsibility is to obey His Word, evangelize the lost, and to pursue holiness. We are to love our God wholeheartedly. Taking time to pinpoint blame is just a means to deflect from my own shortcomings. May our prayer be for more Christlikeness, more compassion, more contrition, more carefulness, more circumspection in our walk, more contemplation on Scripture, more courage in our witness, more consumption with things above, and more considering one another to provoke unto love and good works.
Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Matthew 7:15-.... comes to mind. We shall know His sheep by their fruit. His sheep hear His voice and follow Him. If we love Him we will keep His commands. All the Laws and the Prophets hang on Love... Matthew 22:37... I know I need to work on these things everyday.
20,000 abortions by one doctor! This guy is a mass murder! So weird how our society says you can do this legally yet those same liberals view the holocaust as a horrible thing yet pat this doctor on the back. He will have his share.
Hey ladybug Jim will probably make a comment latter how Trump has a horrible mouth as Clinton performs horrible actions!
Have a good weekend everyone! Building a gate this weekend hope it comes out alright lol.
Hey Ignonimous Emerikan. Awhile back I was listening to Revelations on my audio awhile back and the verses you were talking about came up and I thought that sure seems like that would fit America with the nations getting rich off our way of living, we do so many things upon the earth funding wars etc.. and never think we will mourn, we have lead the charge in liberalism and sexual immorality with all Hollywood etc and now the LGBT movements. Now this whole stand off with Russia I see that in one hour America could be laid waste. I can imagine the navy standing back as America burns. I can see America being Babylon. I mentioned this on here awhile back and no one really said much. What is that sermon exactly that you heard that from? I'm listening to Sam Adams right now. I use to study the occult and I see a large satanic agenda that he is talking about. I'm enjoying his sermon thanks.
Buckeyes wrote: (TMC) @Penny Agree about the â€śgimmeâ€ť attitude that typically engulfs that time of year. Our family dropped the Santa Clause brings the gifts line fairly early, because my parents worried that we might wonder if Jesus was fake as well when we finally learned the truth about Santa. The unexpected result was that we all appreiciated our gifts more and started trying to give gifts ourselves at a very early age! One of my brothers drew pictures for everyone and then wrapped them up in paper towel tubes, while the other gave me a bracelet (made from some beads and scrap yarn he had found) packaged in an little box from his cap gun caps! Another thing we did was ThanksLiving, which was a week long devotional series leading up to Thanksgiving, that chronicles Godâ€™s Providential kindness to the Pilgrims and has everyone make lists of the things they are thankfull for!...
Sounds like you guys have a good thing going on you are blessed you have a good family and I'm glad you are celebrating the birth of the Lord in a good manner not every family has the same experience with Christmas as you do unfortunately. Many have celebrations that are not so honoring in the name of the advent of Jesus. Nice to see a good family
SteveR wrote: You probably have some lighting, even background Christmas lights. You must have some reverence for the idols, or else you wouldn't display them on the birthday of your sun god
Steve I'm not gonna put up any lights. I don't make much of celebrating Christmas because everyday from about the time I wake up God is on my heart and mind. I won't even pay much attention to the nativity set. I will put it out because I like what it stands that is about it. You seem to have a problem with me no matter what I say Steve. I enjoy talking to everyone else on here about things but the way you are brings out the worst in me. I actually have some dislike for you and that is not a good thing at all. I'm sorry this is true Steve. You were right about the WCF I read the old version. I'm glad to see you are consistent at least. Just as I have been wrong for having hate for you Steve that is something I need to work on. I think you should do the same thing. It's ok to express what you think but the manner In which you do it, you should at least evaluate your own doings.