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Dr. Tim wrote: What if John IS right and we're all wrong? Somewhere there must be a beautiful, 26-year-old baby-making machine who is seeking a 56-year-old unemployed singing cowboy whose ultimate goal in life is to build a ginormous monument to himself in a Catholic cemetery so that his Baptist pastor and all the Baptist deacons can stop by and visit him. Yeah, John is the pure milk chocolate, and the rest of us are just nuts.
@NeedHim: Thank you. Yes, it can be hard but hey, if God loves us and is patient with us, then how can I be anything less?
sdsd wrote: I get back to the program by the love of people. That is quite a surprise and I feel happy. But I have not had much time to prepare the repertoire, dance and costumes as you for the finals.
NeedHim wrote: Watcher; Praise God that we serve a merciful God who is bigger than our Earthly circumstances we face in this fallen world, we live in...
Thanks Christopher, NeedHim and James. It's been a challenge for us for sure. He was born a micro-preemie, and has come through his childhood relatively unscathed. But as we watch him grow and get older, we are watching these personality traits coming out. A lack of emotion, a lack of remorse. A desire to be alone. Etc...it's sad to see, but hopefully God has a pace for him in His plans. My wife and I have to balance everything with him (more so than our other children). He needs us to look at life through his eyes sometimes, because he tends to look at everything a few degrees off than everyone else. But God is good and gives grace and patience where needed. He will continue to mature us as well, and hopefully our little guy does grow up to be used for God's glory.
Christopher000 wrote: Hey Watcher, sorry to read that...I'll add this quickly as well...just because someone may not want to admit that they're challenged in some way, whether it's out of embarrassment, or maybe they just don't even realize it themselves, if the disability is apparant to others, then concessions should be made in certain respects. By this, I mean patience, a lighter approach and response, etc., but doesn't mean they shouldn't be corrected, admonished, or taken to task, etc.
It's a tough balance. I can't go light on him as my other three would feel like he was being favored. That would breed bitterness and resentment. I can't be too hard as to crush him. He's definitely been put into my life to help me be more patient, loving understand and compassionate. Not to mention imaginative. The way he's going though, he won't be driving a car, getting married or holding down a job. It's too hard to make him understand that there are rules to follow in this world besides his rules and if he's not willing to submit to those rules, then he's going to have a very hard time existing. Sure reminds me of JohnY.
Hugh wrote: I will buy one of these machines once the inventor goes in it and presses the button !!!!! Then I will return it for a full refund ðŸ˜Š
Being in woodworking, I was interested in Sawstop that came out a few years back. The inventor tested the saw's capacity to protect the users skin by first running a wiener into the blade and then he used his own finger. His saw worked perfectly. I wonder...would this inventor of the suicide machine be willing to run us through how it works by testing it himself first? How can we have any sort of confidence in his machine if he hasn't tested it first?
NeedHim wrote: John Y; It wouldnâ€™t be hard for one to figure out who you truly are, from your church. The recording artist who lives in the basement, who is 56, known as the Magic Man,!Don Juan. Whoâ€™s ready to mingle with someone 30 years younger than yourself. John Y; You are going to Split Hell Wide Open, unless the Lord removes your spiritual heart of stone away. As you are deceived & serving your Father, Spoken in Jhn 8:44!
Imagine splitting hell wide open? Whoa...John is living an imaginary life that he has formed for himself. These types are the heroes in their own stories. He's his own legend. I find this with my son. He suffers from Asperger's as I said earlier, and we strive against his habit of thinking he's right and everyone else is wrong. We have had some treatment for him, but we were told, unless he comes to admit that he's in need of treatment, there's nothing anyone can do for him. It's sad to see, especially from my own son.
John Yurich USA wrote: Every doctrine that my Baptist Pastor holds to and preaches is in accord with the Bible. I am in good standing with my Baptist Church and thus I have not done anything that is against Baptist doctrine.
Then obviously God will use the standard of your church to judge everyone on the day of Judgement. If someone is accepted at your church as saved, then they must be saved in spite of what they write on forums. I should contact Pastor Steve and ask if he would like to spend some time discussing you. I assume the phone number is on the website?
Update: I got in touch with your church just now and am waiting for your pastor to get back to me. We will see if this is all true, and whether or not something can be done to bring you into accountability.
Just a guy wrote: Dr. Tim from Land of Cotton writes: I don't reckin he'd keer much fer McOppossum's neither. Pobably not. Although our roadkill oppossum nuggets are pretty hard to resist...
Y'know, we seem to be exhausting our resources here for possum. Maybe we need to relocate to New York! Thinking about it...monster sewer rats instead of sickly possums. I could get way more meat for my money. International House of Possum opens in New York city...yep!
Just a guy wrote: Absurd. Coolseal will peel way before seven years.....it is one of the worst coating productsâ€‹ available. Put it on a roof. And it will last about seven months before it peels. With all the cars and trucksâ€‹ driving over them. It will peel very soon.
John Yurich USA wrote: I only take instruction from my Baptist Pastor.
Oh my...so he is the be-all of truth and correction? This goes against scripture. We are commanded to rebuke, exhort and discipline each other in love, humility and meekness. What if your pastor makes a mistake?
The Bible prescribes the procedure for confronting a sinning brother or sister in an extensive passage on church discipline: "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that â€˜every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector" (Matthew 18:15-17).
John Yurich USA wrote: I am completely normal with a slightly above average IQ.
Well then you are a disgrace to above average intelligence people. You talk like a robot. You are deceived, foolish and you don't take correction. Even a wise man takes correction and see if it applies. You shrug it all off and carry on as if you're perfect. My son has Asperger's and you mimic him in many ways. Hence why I asked.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Absolutely agree. Was outside playing/supervising our child playing with the neighborhood kids this past week and struck a neighbor dad that I didn't think kids were a bother. All he could do was complain that he had two children and in front of his kids. Sad. Radical self centeredism strikes again. The attitude must be to kill them in the womb, but if you don't, then pawn them off on the government or some private school so you don't have to bother with them.
Walking through a store once with my four children, a woman walked past me and shook her head saying, "What a strain, what a burden." I turned and smiled, and said, "They are our treasures and our blessings." It's a shame how society has been convinced that children are a curse, rather than a blessing.
Yolanda wrote: It seems that in recent years Americans are all about protecting Moslem nations and their citizens while we do nothing about thousands of Christians being slaughtered. Our government takes no action to protect us. Yet the so-called conservative Congress funds Planned Parenthood. Soon, we will lose our freedom to preach Christ to the nations. The Moslems will have all the freedom to kill whoever they want. Yeah protect their citizens while at the same time kill innocent babies in a motherâ€™s womb. Are the Republicans so greedy for gain it blinds them. Many Democrats are equally complicit in selective murders of people. Will Moslems outnumber Americans in policy making?
Remember when Hitler got it to be law that all Jews lost their human right's status? They were considered chattel. The same will happen to us one day. In fact a few years back, I heard someone on a radio program say (tongue in cheek), anyone who believes in an invisible God should be treated as an animal. Yikes...any time now. It just takes a spark.
H. Von Bun wrote: I have been in another country for a while. sometimes I am shocked at what I see there. I'm sorry Christopher000 I don't know you well enough to say what I said.
I'm shocked over how far Canada has fallen in just a short time. People in other countries wonder how we can be Christians in this country. The day is getting darker and eventually we won't be working at all.
H. Von Bun wrote: Yes, but we still need to repent for submission to the devil.
Yes, we need to always be repentant to God for our sin, complacency and lack of caring. How many sins do we commit against God on a daily basis? If I knew the actual number I wrack up, I would be horrified. We must repent and submit to God for our help and strength to resist. But make sure we don't waste our time following rabbit trails. Attacking Rome will get us nowhere.