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Computer Assistance / Re: Finding P0rn on your computer?
« on: Fri Jun 16, 2017 - 14:48:48 »

It would be faster to reformat and reinstall.

"Porn residue" could include viruses.

Yes I know that, but time I'm not so sure about, it takes hrs to format HD, but days, or even weeks to re-install everything. I was hoping for a program to run in the back ground and find stuff, then when it is done, I can remove what I want.

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Computer Assistance / Re: Finding P0rn on your computer?
« on: Fri Jun 16, 2017 - 14:46:16 »
Are there files on the computer, like .avi, .mpeg, or .mp4 video clips? Pictures, or is it internet history?


That is easy to remove, but my understanding is there is always left-overs even after deleting.

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Computer Assistance / Finding P0rn on your computer?
« on: Thu Jun 15, 2017 - 13:02:52 »
I bought a used computer, so I don't know all the stuff he may have been into, and I don't want to, nor do I have the time to do a complete format of the hard drive.
My question is, is there a FREE program to detect any, and all p0rn that may be on the computer, and even any p0rn residue left over after he may have delete it?

Thank you.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: God sees our suffering and cares!
« on: Tue May 16, 2017 - 11:12:20 »
Just a quick thought provoking question... If God responds to our pain without the need for faith, then why are there so many people, including Christians that are being destroyed because of pain and suffering.  According to James 1, faith is the key to receive anything from God, and with out faith, you will receive nothing from Him.

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If you read the Song of Salomon: It depicts many variations of sexual fantasy foreplay between a husband and a wife! I would say if both are consenting, and it is not dangerous, then go for it. I would however say that one should be careful where you go with your imagination. For if you are imagining something that is immoral, to your soul it is like actually doing the immoral sin.

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Theology Forum / Re: A question that affects us all...
« on: Tue Mar 28, 2017 - 20:42:11 »
I think people feel judged because we are not patient enough to season our confrontation with grace. And, we also confront before we have established a working relationship with them so that they know we truly love them.
Regardless, people are imperfect and sometimes react out of pride or hurt feelings or embarrassment. We can't judge their whole heart or standing with God by a momentary reaction.

I agree, the type a reaction I was referring to is more something you see over time, like refusing to change, also there are those that are just rebellious, and how they react will show that also.

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Theology Forum / Re: A question that affects us all...
« on: Tue Mar 28, 2017 - 17:39:44 »
You can tell fairly quickly where someones heart is, by there reaction; when you try to help them out of there sin in love and humility. The bible says we are to judge those that call themselves Christians; and a true Christian does what Jesus commands, and if they miss it - and a brother of sister in Christ shows them they way, they don't yell, "your judging, your judging" but rather, they will repent, and make the change!

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Christian Marriage Forum / Re: To move on, or move back?
« on: Tue Mar 28, 2017 - 16:42:30 »
First - if going to the bar makes you stumble, than stay away from the bar, (and possibly drinks) Second let me share a story of a man that his wife left him, and how he dealt with it.

He first gave her completely to God, kept positive - he understood faith by action. Avery meal when he set the table for himself and his kids, he ALWAYS set in extra place for her in faith. It did take some time, but she came back, they got help together, and now have an awesome relationship.

Give him over to God, then ask for wisdom on how you can put your faith in God into action.

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Theology Forum / Re: A question that affects us all...
« on: Tue Mar 28, 2017 - 16:32:21 »
I agree with most of what you said, except the following point...

I would say, if the person feels  saved they do not  do  things like that!

Being saved has nothing to do with feeling, and everything to do with faith. Some days I don't feel saved, but I still know that I am.

Now, getting back on topic - yes I believe that if you knowingly and willingly continue to sin, you can "walk out-of" salvation. God told the one church in revelation that God would blot there name out of the book of life if they did not smarten up. You have to have your name, at one time, in the book of life, in order for it to get blotted out.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: If God is loving then why.....
« on: Sat Mar 25, 2017 - 20:16:06 »
The question was:
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If God knows the future, and if God is such a loving God, then why would He make people that He knew ahead of time would choose not to follow Him, and go to hell?
God did not make people individually, physically in the flesh.  He created of system of procreation through which we were all brought into this world.  In addition, God made us in His image by giving/making/forming in each of us, individually, our own spirits. And in doing that He gave each of us the free will to choose.  He clearly desires a body of believing people who have freely, based upon their own decision, chosen love Him, obey him as best they can and want to be with Him.  That can't happen unless He also permits people to not choose Him. Were that not the case, then there is no answer to the question.

That may be true, but I still believe that God has the final say into who is created inside the woman, and what egg comes to nothing. David said "God knew me before I was born..." God still has a hand in our development, and He still knows who, in the future will choose Him, and who will not.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: Wow, our Bible study group
« on: Fri Mar 24, 2017 - 11:35:39 »
You need to ask for wisdom before you do this, but it sounds cold, but for the sake of the others trying to get what God is saying, sometimes you need to, forcefully if you must, remove the disruptive person from the group!

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General Discussion Forum / Re: If God is loving then why.....
« on: Fri Mar 24, 2017 - 10:11:54 »
When I was a youth leader, I was asked the following question.... At the time I really did not know how to answer this, I'm still not sure if I would know how to give a good answer. Please bare in mind that I will ask the question like I was asked; not like I would ask it, cause I know that God is loving...

The question was:
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If God knows the future, and if God is such a loving God, then why would He make people that He knew ahead of time would choose not to follow Him, and go to hell?

To add to this confusion is the passage of scripture that says that "Pharaoh was created for this purpose, that God could show is power threw Pharaoh!"

Just wondering, how would you answer this question?

Ah, kids.  They cut right to the heart of it, don't they?  ::smile::

I would answer honestly, which is, I don't know.

But, I *do* know that He is loving, and give reasons why, and I *do* believe His purposes are good and done so that that He will be glorified and as many as possible will come to Him to be saved as possible. 

I would ask them what *they* thought the answer was...and keep the dialog open and safe.

That is close to what I did say, but I did not think of turning the question back on them, good idea.  ::tippinghat::

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General Discussion Forum / If God is loving then why.....
« on: Fri Mar 24, 2017 - 10:03:52 »
When I was a youth leader, I was asked the following question.... At the time I really did not know how to answer this, I'm still not sure if I would know how to give a good answer. Please bare in mind that I will ask the question like I was asked; not like I would ask it, cause I know that God is loving...

The question was:
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If God knows the future, and if God is such a loving God, then why would He make people that He knew ahead of time would choose not to follow Him, and go to hell?

To add to this confusion is the passage of scripture that says that "Pharaoh was created for this purpose, that God could show is power threw Pharaoh!"

Just wondering, how would you answer this question?

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Wed Mar 22, 2017 - 11:23:17 »
Proverbs 24:16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again, but the wicked stumble into calamity.

Psalm 37:23-24 The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.

Micah 7:8 Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again.

James 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to control the entire body as well.

1 John 1:8  If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we’re not being truthful to ourselves.

Romans 7:19-20 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

Romans 7:15-17 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the Righteous One.

Why do you keep ignoring such clear scripture, and hold on to verses taken out of context?

After this, if you still can't admit the possibility that Christians, while on earth, dealing with the flesh every day, do sometimes stumble; after the bible so clearly says so, and you still refuse to see the truth: Then I think I am done here!

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General Discussion Forum / Looking forward...
« on: Tue Mar 21, 2017 - 23:55:18 »
Being here, and chatting with all of you here, makes me think, I look forward to heaven; and meeting ya' all there. That will be really cool.  ::cheers::

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We know that every one being engendered of  God does not sin; but the one engendered of  God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. (I John 5:18 [ABP])

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4 [NIV])

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (1 John 3:9 [KJV])

You need to study the scriptures you are using, be for you take them out of context. Starting with reading the WHOLE chapter of 1 John 3....

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1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

It is saying, we are not there yet, (perfect), but when Jesus comes, then we will be, (perfect) like He is.

The word sinneth in the Greek is (amartano) That means morally disqualified. Now, in that context, if you are in Christ, you will not be "morally disqualified" but that does not mean you will not miss it, or stumble now and again!

Have you ever lied?
Have you ever been mean so someone?
Have you ever broken a law (including speeding)?
Have you ever done anything not in faith?
Have you ever dishonored someone in authority over you?
.........
All sin!

P.S. if we would never sin again we would not need Gods continued grace! I for one am very thankful for His grace - and His mercy that is made new every morning.

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We have had conversations like this before.... It is talking about living a life of sin - not the odd stumble! All humans will stumble - but it is the righteous man (or woman) that gets up again, and keeps going forward, not looking back. Anyone who says that they don't is deceived, and Gods light is not in them.

That is what you think and say to justify your own occasional stumble, and think that because you sin less often than before, with some added remorse perhaps, that you are somehow now right with God, but that is not what the scriptures teach. The scriptures teach that whoever receives the holy spirit cannot sin, because he has been freed from sin, and has thus been perfected. This is why it is necessary to first stop sinning, to then receive the circumcision of the heart that puts off the sinful nature you were conceived in, which removes all evil desires, and thus causes you to never sin again. The only way this is possible is by the baptism of the holy spirit, there is no other way for you to be freed from your own sinful nature. You prevent yourself from attaining this gift because of your own false teaching concerning sin. If you don't believe that the holy spirit has this power to free you from sin, which is what the scriptures teach, how then could you possibly receive him? This is why many of you will be shocked and full of grief when you present yourselves before a judge on your day to be judged, because you will be cast out for never having been freed from sin and continuing to break the commands of God.

You know, that truth has been brought forth to people like you through undeniable scripture so often... I will no longer go there.... Paul says not to get involved in futile arguments. The truth is, you are blind to the truth, and according to God, His light is not in you. And with out the light of God, you will never understand the scriptures, and you will never see the truth.  ::frown::

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Tue Mar 21, 2017 - 00:41:02 »
Paul also said that when you help another brother (meaning Christian) who has slipped in a ditch (slipped into sin) do it with humility less you also fall into the same ditch Don't get me wrong, Christians don't want to sin, that why Paul also said that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak indicating that there will be times tho we do not want to, but because out flesh is still weak in some areas we will slip up in those areas.

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Tue Mar 21, 2017 - 00:33:52 »
Ok, I just have one thing to say here....  ::frustrated:: Aklana is living in sin by believing  that she/he does not sin - defiantly does not know the bible - or just does not care, just wants to believe the lies.
Is it not written...faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.

Yes, but you have no concept of the scriptures you spewing.... In this case we have faith that WHEN as Christians we stumble - and we will stumble - we can have faith that God will forgive us and cleanse us, again, if we come to Him.

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Mon Mar 20, 2017 - 23:47:02 »
Ok, I just have one thing to say here....  ::frustrated:: Aklana is living in sin by believing  that she/he does not sin - defiantly does not know the bible - or just does not care, just wants to believe the lies.

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Theology Forum / Re: Born Again
« on: Mon Mar 20, 2017 - 10:23:20 »

In order to understand anything written in the Bible, you need to be patient and wait for God to speak into your mind. He's the only one who can teach you anything.

The fact that you think God even speaks to your mind shows how deceived you are. God does not speak to your mind, the devil speaks to your mind, your own imaginations warps your mind; but God through His Holy Spirit speaks to the living spirit within the Christian. Not the mind! In fact if not careful the mind often gets in the way.
Faithbuilders,

Hi. God does speak to us today, not as He did in ancient times to His prophets like Abraham and Moses, and not also like when Jesus Christ was on earth, but rather through scriptures. And He have given to each one who believes in the Son, the Holy Spirit who enables us to understand the spiritual things of God written out in scriptures, as they are revealed.

I think that we believe the same on this matter. Blessings!

We do agree that God speaks to us through the scriptures - yes - but He also speaks directly to our hearts (or soul) through our spirit by His Spirit. We just need to learn to hear is voice. God has always been my best friend ever since I was a kid, I would talk to him, and he would talk to me... like a friend, and not always about spiritual stuff!

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Mon Mar 20, 2017 - 10:13:16 »
Repeating a scripture does not make it any more true. The fact that it is in the bible makes it true..... He is repeating it because YOU are NOT receiving the truth! Yes Jesus blood washes away your past sins. And any present sins that you commit, if you repent. But we all still stumble!

The scriptures, "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us" and "tho a righteous man stumble..." has been given multiple times... yet you have completely ignored them - and keep talking unbiblical nonsense!  ::doh::  First you need to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that he will reveal all truth to you - then go back and read the whole bible!

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We have had conversations like this before.... It is talking about living a life of sin - not the odd stumble! All humans will stumble - but it is the righteous man (or woman) that gets up again, and keeps going forward, not looking back. Anyone who says that they don't is deceived, and Gods light is not in them.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: Are witches real?
« on: Mon Mar 20, 2017 - 09:55:26 »
They were mentioned in the bible a being real - king Saul went to one - and yes, they are still around today. But they are nothing like the media makes them out to be. And with God on our side, we have nothing to fear.

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Theology Forum / Re: Born Again
« on: Sun Mar 19, 2017 - 16:37:32 »

In order to understand anything written in the Bible, you need to be patient and wait for God to speak into your mind. He's the only one who can teach you anything.

The fact that you think God even speaks to your mind shows how deceived you are. God does not speak to your mind, the devil speaks to your mind, your own imaginations warps your mind; but God through His Holy Spirit speaks to the living spirit within the Christian. Not the mind! In fact if not careful the mind often gets in the way.

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Theology Forum / Re: Mind of Christ
« on: Sun Mar 19, 2017 - 09:19:57 »
::amen::

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Theology Forum / Re: Mind of Christ
« on: Sun Mar 19, 2017 - 01:10:59 »
Because only Jesus can truly make the type of clames that JC makes. Because not only did Jesus write the word, He IS the Word. That would be my guess.

P.S. I agree with you Bemark!

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Sat Mar 18, 2017 - 23:57:28 »
WOW are you deceived JC. The whole bible old AND NEW is inspired by GOD HIMSELF! Anything at all that you can say that is contradictory from the scripture is not from God, but rather satin has polluted your mind..... You need to spend time getting to know God, by getting to know His WHOLE word, before you open your mouth, (or type)!

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Theology Forum / Re: Mind of Christ
« on: Sat Mar 18, 2017 - 23:50:40 »

Only those of us who were elected by God to testify to the knowledge of Christ understand the OT prophecies. Unspiritual men cannot test the spirit of God.

If you were chosen, then you would have heard the voice of God who would then give you all kinds of commands to obey to get you ready to start testifying to the knowledge called Christ.


You are sounding a lot like the self proclaimed "seer" that was posting some time ago. Are you saying that some of us are chosen, and some are not... Because if so, that is bull! All those who are Christians can understand Gods word as His Holy Spirit reveals to us. First we need to spend time with the author of the Word before we can truly know His Word. Anyone can do that, and no won understand the whole bible. If you are saying that you are "the one" with all the truth - you are deceived! If I am reading into your statement incorrectly than you need to explain what you are saying.

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Theology Forum / Re: The Born of God
« on: Sat Mar 18, 2017 - 11:16:37 »
I feel I need to interject here.... The scriptures in 1 John are are most likely talking about continually sinning - Paul, and God knows us humans will never be completely perfect until heaven. The scriptures say... Tho a righteous man stumbles....... Indicating even the righteous stumble, but pick them selfs up again.

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Introductions / Re: Thinking About Becoming a Christian?
« on: Fri Mar 17, 2017 - 16:36:16 »
The first time that we are born is from water, (not baptism as some think) but from the fluid inside the mother. But because of Adams sin, for when he sinned his spirit died - and from that point on, mankind has been born from the womb with a dead spirit. But when you make Jesus Lord of your life, your spirit is born on the inside of you. That is when you are saved, or born again.

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General Discussion Forum / Re: Why is Christianity so focused on Sin?
« on: Thu Mar 16, 2017 - 23:49:47 »

As I agree, that without the knowledge of our sin, and the wages of sin, we would never understand the depth of what Jesus did for us! That being said, Christianity is not "focused" on sin; religion is focused on sin, not Christianity! Christians focus on Gods goodness, and his forgiveness of our sin, (not sin itself, but the forgiveness we are focused on.) "For it is the goodness of Christ that causes people to come to repentance"...

It is not the goodness of Christ that causes people to come to repentance.  If that were the case then all would come to repentance since the goodness of Christ is the same for all.  Rather it is the realization and understanding that we were sinners and needed to be saved. We, like those at Pentecost when they realized that the Jesus they had crucified was the messiah that they had been waiting for, cry out, "Brothers, what shall we do?"   It is that feeling of despair, hopelessness and helplessness and the need to be forgiven that cause people to come to repentance.  Once having come to repentance, and having our sins forgiven and being given the gift of the Holy Spirit, we then can grow and mature beyond the despair of the sinner and can truly come to love God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and to appreciate the goodness of God.

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Rom 2:4b not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

It is the goodness of God that leadeth people to repentance... But people still must except it. Its like leading a horse to water, it still might not take a drink.

I was wrong in one point tho... I used the word causes, and it should be leadeth.

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Forum Issues and User Help / Re: Open an app?
« on: Thu Mar 16, 2017 - 23:40:37 »
no Issues on my computer, I would scan for viruses just to make sure - and adware

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Introductions / Re: Thinking About Becoming a Christian?
« on: Thu Mar 16, 2017 - 14:07:37 »
You are right, there are many procedures; most are far more complexed than it needs to be. According to the word of God there is only two basic steps to becoming a Christian.

1) Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
2) Believe with your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead

And you SHALL be saved!

Thats it! You do that, and you are a Christian! Next step after that is find your self a good church that preaches the WHOLE word of God, If you are unsure pm me, and I'll research
 some good churches in your area.

God bless you, and I hope to be welcoming you to the family of God.  ::clappingoverhead::
Some Christians tell me I have to be baptized to be saved, are they deceived?

Baptism is important, but not needed to be saved. There was a bad guy who died on a cross next to Jesus, he saw that Jesus is the Son of God - Jesus told him that he would be with Jesus in heaven. He did not have time to get baptized, or anything else. Baptism is a work, and the bible says that we are saved by grace alone, not by works.

So the two points I told you are all that you need.

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Introductions / Re: Thinking About Becoming a Christian?
« on: Thu Mar 16, 2017 - 12:46:48 »
You are right, there are many procedures; most are far more complexed than it needs to be. According to the word of God there is only two basic steps to becoming a Christian.

1) Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
2) Believe with your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead

And you SHALL be saved!

Thats it! You do that, and you are a Christian! Next step after that is find your self a good church that preaches the WHOLE word of God, If you are unsure pm me, and I'll research
 some good churches in your area.

God bless you, and I hope to be welcoming you to the family of God.  ::clappingoverhead::

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