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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Glenn Beck/#NeverTrump/Libertarians
« Last post by Jd34 on Today at 05:53:36 AM »
Does he mean it?  Will he follow through? 

No and no.  Trump is a master manipulator.  He has already stated he will raise taxes and raise the minimum wage.  He spoke against NC's bathroom law.  If he were to be elected, he would appoint a far left liberal to the supreme court.

Bottom line, it doesn't matter who we vote for or who gets elected.  The next president will continue Obama's failed policies.  I'm just amazed that people took the bait, fell for the scam and nominated a liberal democrat for the republican ticket.

We can sit her for months and debate political views and political candidates...people can slander each other and purposefully misrepresent was is said...none of it matters.  America is in for another four years of a far left president, regardless of who wins in November.

Wrong! Trump will make America great again and you can't block him or shut him down like you can and do to others that don't share your views.

Thank God America is a free country and people have the right to have their opinions heard.
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Christian Women Forum / Re: The Lingering Consequences of Sexual Sin
« Last post by Laurel on Today at 05:34:32 AM »
Swagoner, what a sad but common story of young love.  I'm sorry you were hurt so much but there will be a day when you thank heaven you dodged that bullet.  You make me think of the country song, "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers." 

Like you, when I was young and dating my weight fluctuated from year to year.  I learned that when I was a little chubby I attracted a much better quality man.  While at my thinnest I ended up with some very shallow guys, but the ones who liked me when I was a little bit plump were "real," men who had outgrown the high-school mentality that wants to impress the other guys.  Don't give that old boyfriend   another thought.  Think of those extra pounds as a suit of protection that saved you from him.

Now get busy going places and doing things where you will meet nice, Christian young men.  You''ll find The One in no time.
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Glenn Beck/#NeverTrump/Libertarians
« Last post by BondServant on Today at 05:33:31 AM »
Does he mean it?  Will he follow through? 

No and no.  Trump is a master manipulator.  He has already stated he will raise taxes and raise the minimum wage.  He spoke against NC's bathroom law.  If he were to be elected, he would appoint a far left liberal to the supreme court.

Bottom line, it doesn't matter who we vote for or who gets elected.  The next president will continue Obama's failed policies.  I'm just amazed that people took the bait, fell for the scam and nominated a liberal democrat for the republican ticket.

We can sit her for months and debate political views and political candidates...people can slander each other and purposefully misrepresent was is said...none of it matters.  America is in for another four years of a far left president, regardless of who wins in November.
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Christian Women Forum / Re: What's up with that...
« Last post by Laurel on Today at 05:15:02 AM »
I think it's just fine to go bare faced to the world.  What ever suits your personality!

For myself,I've always enjoyed make-up.  A new tube of make-up or a pretty compact of powder is like a new toy to me, and I've never noticed any difference between the Family Dollar brands and the thirty dollar department store brands -- other than fancier packaging of course.  I don't think of it as trying to change myself so much as enhancing my good points with a little eye make-up or covering a blemish for the moment.  Now that I'm older, I don't so much as try to look prettier as try to look more cheerful  We fade as we get older so a dash of lipstick and a brush of blush can help present a joyful face to the world.

Where I draw the line is surgery to look "hot."  I can't understand the popularity of implants.  Tattoos?  No way.
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Theology Forum / Re: Is it possible for us to keep God's. ........?
« Last post by RB on Today at 04:47:51 AM »
Question...If we don't keep His commandments,  are we abiding in Him and He in us?
And as most here seem to convey that it is impossible to keep His commandments,  then is it even possible to abide in Him.
You keep asking these same rhetorical question that's intended as a challenge, that truly have no answer in the manner in which you ask them. It is a biblical truth:
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Colossians 3:3~"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."
Saints are dead to the law of God, through the body of Jesus Christ, and our life is hid with Christ in God, about as secured and safe place that one could be. We do not go in and out of Christ, based upon our works done in this life, because our life is hid with Christ, in God, based upon what he did for us! Now, that being said, God's children when their overall life is considered, do indeed delight in his commandments, and ever live to obey them; and may add, it is their greatest sorrow when they fail to do as God commands, and they generally weep bitterly as Peter did, inwardly and sometimes outwardly. They also know very well that sin is mixed with their very best acts of devotion toward God and toward others, which you seem to disagree with.
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And I have found nowhere in scripture the idea that we are to try to keep the commandments,  it is either you keep them or you don't.
Again, if you believe you do indeed keep them, then you do not know the perfection that the law of God demands, and you are judging sin based upon what you think is sin, not from the Law of God, that does not allow even a single thought that is against its perfect standard of righteousness, toward God, or man~for if one sins in one point, he is guilty of ALL!
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Christian Politics Forum / Re: Glenn Beck/#NeverTrump/Libertarians
« Last post by Johnb on Today at 04:19:27 AM »
The views that Trump now holds are conservative not liberal.  Does he mean it?  Will he follow through?  I don't know.  However, I am confident Hillary will follow through with the liberal socialist agenda she holds.  So I will take my chances that DJ Trump is what he claims.  The same charges were levied against Ronald Regan and that turned out OK.  If there was someone else running that actually had a chance of winning I might choose differently  but Jaime is right only Donald or Hillary will be our next president.  Those are the only 2 choices that matter.
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Theology Forum / Re: Is it possible for us to keep God's. ........?
« Last post by RB on Today at 04:16:28 AM »
So your prince if he does not do right or does not love his brother, must be of a different father.
Again your rhetorical question that's intended as a challenge... is a question that is difficult or impossible to answer, and really cannot prove either sides position. The truth is this: Those that are born of God loves those that are begotten of God, even though their love is imperfect, and always improving, as they mature in the faith.
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1st John 5:1~"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him."
According to John, whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God....which means that faith is an evidence of our new birth, and not the cause thereof; also, every one that loves God, loves those born of God. If one does not love his brethren, then that man does not love God, regardless what he may think otherwise.
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1st John 2:9-10~"He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes."
Loving others is not a condition to inherit eternal life, but an evidence of those that do have life abiding within them. There's a big difference between the two positions, one that you have not learned as of yet.
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Theology Forum / Re: Marching Under The Banner of Jesus Christ
« Last post by Barley on Yesterday at 11:58:58 PM »
REFORMATION RUMBLINGS
BUFF SCOTT, JR.
_______________________________
 Marching Under the Banner of our Lord
Jesus Christ

[Or marching under the Banner of “Church”?]

    It is self-evident that the vast majority of believers are devotees to and captives of the institutional church, often alluded to as the Religious Establishment. Hundreds of thousands of believers are plagued with this dilemma. We were “brought up in the church,” taught “church,” indoctrinated with “church,” faced with the “right church,” and told that “Jesus established a church.”
 
    In essence, we have been tenaciously indoctrinated  with “church.” As a result, far too many of us reject anything in our walk with the Lord that does not march under the church banner.
 
    We need to get away from this thing called “church” and get back to where Jesus wants us to be. There were no churches and church edifices during the formative years of the redeemed community. Yet there were communities, colonies, or congregations of believers (Greek: ekklesias). Man founded churches or religious parties. Jesus founded His new community.
 
    There is not one church (religious party) today whose author is Jesus. Yet He has children in most of them. Lest we forget, a blight within the congregation at Corinth consisted of religious parties (I Cor. 1:10-13). The modern-day term for those religious parties is “churches.” Paul opposed the schisms (parties) and called them “divisions” (v. 10). I’m confident he would do the same today, if he were here.
 
    Jesus founded His ekklesia (community or congregation) and reigns as its Head and King. His community is composed of all of those who have been born anew, and they can be found in almost every sect or divisive party.
 
    What, then, is the solution to the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into? The solution, as I see it, is to cast aside our divisive parties or churches and be believers only—not the only believers, but believers only. If our Lord is not the author of our labels and concoctions (churches or divisive creations), we should toss them to the wind and unite under the banner of Jesus only.

Thanks for starting this thread Buff. it has got to be one of the best ones I've read.
Gives me hope knowing that there are people out there in the Church that hear the Fathers heart and are responding.
We don't need to worry about pulling down what man and the anti-Christ's have built up.
We can simply walk in Christ, in His fold, following the Good Shepherd.
He will build His Church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against Her.
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Thank you!
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Theology Forum / Re: The sheep and the shepherd
« Last post by Barley on Yesterday at 11:33:12 PM »

Today in my devotional the scripture lesson was in John 10: 1,16


And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and  there shall be one fold, and one shepherd   10:16

When I came to verse 16 I could not help but notice This comment from Jesus which is highlighted.
My question of thought is this, today we have  a multitude of church  denominations. Greek Orthodox, Catholic, protestant denominations all claiming to be Christian. All having their own peculiar beliefs and doctrines. Some will claim they are the only true church and all others are not in step with the true church.   How ever in verse 16 Jesus said his church will be in one fold and one shepherd.

Who then is his church. Is the church divided into many folds and names become walls the separate. Who will be his true sheep in that day? How will he know them?

On the day of Pentecost the church was born and no name was given it. There was only one gospel proclaimed for one to find salvation and the command was to take it to the whole world. until Jesus come again

     Who is the Lord coming for ?                                                           


Well amen to that post.

Many people today are concerned about a coming anti-Christ. I noticed that the early Church spoke of many anti-Christ's at work even way back then.
I believe that since the early Church there have been many anti-Christ's at work.
Wouldn't the term anti-Christ include those who try to take Christ's place in the Church?
I know of one large cult that mistranslates the Bible to say "we are substitutes for Christ, rather than ambassadors for Him.
Big difference.
Yes Jesus did say one fold, one Shepherd.
I believe that means one church, one Pastor.
Today there are many churches, many pastors, many fathers, popes, many heads but the church that Jesus is Head of is one.
I am so glad that I am in His fold and He is our Shepherd.
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