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  2. How to build a house, "Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established." Proverbs 24:3

  3. You still have failed to really interact or even seem to acknowledge the scriptures that were shared with you, are still continuing to lean upon your own flawed human reasoning. And by spreading false beliefs about Satan you are in fact helping Satan. And honestly what makes this so outrageous is your blatant disregard for the scripture you are being shown. If Satan can be allegorized and explained away then you can pretty much explain away heaven and hell and even the Gospel itself. Next thing we know you will be saying that hell is not a real place but is really just a metaphor for suffering we go through in life or something like that
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  5. " if i say Satan does not exist," You are denying the scriptures. But no one here is upset. We are just pointing out the truth in the Bible, in context. "i wish Jesus Christ would touch me and save me from this evil within me" Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. We want you to be saved too.
  6. Dear Jordan, Thanks for being so kind. i have no authority, i am nobody, hence the lower case whenever i type 'i', otherwise i know English language rules and grammar pretty well, sometimes much better than native speakers! It is fine if you would like to take words at their superficial values and meanings, but i was taught differently. You can close your eyes and stop thinking, that's fine, bless your hearts. i have come to learn so much because of and from Jesus Christ in the very short time i have been blessed with His grace and converted to Christianity, not as a religion, but as the only way to salvation and peace, the best way of life. i simply shared what i found out with you here, if you don't like my findings, fine. i wonder what is so outrageous about this that you are all so upset, i am not fighting for Satan, if i say Satan does not exist, it doesn't mean that there is no evil in the world, but the source of evil is from people like me. i don't need help from a Satan to be bad, i have all the badness in the world within me. i am trying to fight it and be good, as the Lord is good. i'd like to become righteous, as the Father in Heaven is Righteous. i wish Jesus Christ would touch me and save me from this evil within me and purify my soul. i wish the same for everyone around the world. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  7. Dear Jordan, Thanks for being so kind. i have no authority, i am nobody, hence the lower case whenever i type 'i', otherwise i know English language rules and grammar pretty well, sometimes much better than native speakers! It is fine if you would like to take words at their superficial values and meanings, but i was taught differently. You can close your eyes and stop thinking, that's fine, bless your hearts. i have come to learn so much because of and from Jesus Christ in the very short time i have been blessed with His grace and converted to Christianity, not as a religion, but as the only way to salvation and peace, the best way of life. i simply shared what i found out with you here, if you don't like my findings, fine. i wonder what is so outrageous about this that you are all so upset, i am not fighting for Satan, if i say Satan does not exist, it doesn't mean that there is no evil in the world, but the source of evil is from people like me. i don't need help from a Satan to be bad, i have all the badness in the world within me. i am trying to fight it and be good, as the Lord is good. i'd like to become righteous, as the Father in Heaven is Righteous. i wish Jesus Christ would touch me and save me from this evil within me and purify my soul. i wish the same for everyone around the world. Bless your hearts, Totoo
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  9. It just says God moved the shadow, not HOW He moved it. 2 Kings 20:11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz. Now, COMMON SENSE says that, for the shadow to move, either the clock or the sun would hafta move ! And there's no historical record of the clock's having moved, but there ARE legendary tales of the sun's having appeared to have moved retrograde. One of them is the Greek story of Phaeton, who tried to drive the chariot of the sun, but couldn't control it. Another is a legend among the Pawnee Indians of North America about the sun's starting to rise, but, seeing a trap set for him, retreated for awhile. Now, while there was an earthquake in the area during the time of Uzziah, Hezekiah's great-grandpa, which left evidence still around today, there was none recorded during Hez's time when the shadow event occurred.
  10. While Jesus said that whenever/wherever two or more are gathered in His name, He would be among them, he meant SPIRITUALLY. I agree with Jim Alaska that He will first come only in the air at the rapture, & won't be visible to those not raptured. And, at His PHYSICAL return, when He will "touch down" on the Mt. of Olives, EVERY EYE shall see Him, as He said in Rev. 1:7. That includes those in hades, whether in paradise or torments, as it includes those who pierced Him. That's the only physical return of Jesus that He Himself mentioned. I reckon that it depends upon one's personal beliefs whether His coming in the air at the rapture counts as a 'return' or not.
  11. I don't think it's MANDATORY that one divorce a spouse for fornication, but it's certainly not sinful to do so. I believe it's great if a couple can work out the prob & stay together, with no further transgressions, but, of course, it's not always possible, Christian or not. I know people who have gone down both paths. And I believe the non-fornicating spouse is free to marry someone else.
  12. A precept for life, "Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life." Proverbs 4:13

  13. Friend, this is sad. You are arguing from a position of human opinion. We have pointed out scripture over and over and yet the vast majority of your response is “I think...” my question is, on what authority does your ideas about Satan rest? Gods word is truth and it is the final authority and we are told : 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV [16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: if the Bible clearly says Satan is a being, and that Angels chose to sin, on what authority do you say otherwise? I am not trying to be unkind but I am being straight forward with you. i find it troubling that you failed to really interact or even seem to acknowledge the scriptures that were shared with you, instead you just continued to lean upon your own flawed human reasoning.
  14. Dear Dave, When the first people who said the Earth is round and not the centre of the universe, what did the church do? i'm just another guy thinking out loud. As long as you don't want to hear, i won't tell! Thanks for your kindness and may the Lord bless your hearts, Totoo
  15. As long as your thoughts come from the Bible and are in line with what the Bible says, there should be no problem. If the way you worship the Lord is in line with the Bible, there will be no problem. But if your thoughts or the way you worship the Lord is NOT in line with the Bible, wouldn't you want to have that pointed out?
  16. Greetings, Thank you for your kind replies and precious time. i will stop posting my thoughts on this site, since you do not like to hear my thoughts and are not willing to see how i worship the Lord and how much i adore his justice and righteousness. That's the end of me here. i pray for you and all of you to have an open mind so that you could truly see how truly good the Lord is and how much we are far from comprehending His Justice and Good. Cheers, bless your hearts, Totoo
  17. We are very happy and thankful for the blessings in your life. We are also happy for the spirit that you have during the times of adversity. All of which is a fine testimony.
  18. I find it ironic that a your average IFB church can muster ten or twenty men on a Saturday to do repairs on the church grounds, but is hard pressed to get two men to go out into the neighborhood to soul win. I thought that winning souls was our primary mandate. By soul winning, I don't mean handing out fliers. Dave
  19. Happy Valentine's Day to all. What a difference a year makes! Today the sun is shining brightly. Last year we were having a "snowmageddon," as it has been dubbed. This time last year (Val. Day was on Thursday), my husband had gotten home early from his client's house because he had a slip-and-fall on black ice. Thus began a journey of healing that isn't done yet. Randy is better - much, much better - although he still has a ways to go to complete healing. The rip in his thigh muscle healed well, and the hematoma should be mostly, if not completely, drained (his doc said it was the biggest hematoma that he had ever seen and that it would take, at minimum, a year to heal). The foot still gives Randy problems - pain and swelling. But even that is better than it was, thankfully! We know there are certain foods that cause inflammation in his foot, so he either completely avoids those foods or eats them sparingly (dairy is a big inflamer...and something he likes very much! So that is sparingly consumed.) His CK levels were through the roof when he had his accident (that can damage the kidneys), but they came down nicely. They are just a tad elevated right now (blood tests this week showed that), but not in any way a danger. His triglycerides were over 1,000 - supposed to be around 150. Keto eating brought them down to just under 700 6 months ago. This week, they are down to just under 400. Amen and praise the Lord! The cardiologist is happy with his dietary changes and with the improvement in his count. He is still in the pre-diabetic range with his A1C, but we're pretty sure that is because he isn't able to exercise like he should (also likely the reason for the CK slight rise). Walking is good, but he still can't do that for long. We haven't been able to get an exercise bike yet, but it is on the list. I think that will help in a number of ways. Randy has always planned something special for Valentine's Day. Last year we spent the bulk of it at the emergency room, followed by an 18 day stay in the hospital. Pretty special, eh? LOL We are so thankful for the way God has worked. So, once again, Happy Valentine's Day to all. Remember two things: #1. God is good, all the time, and #2. This, too, shall pass.
  20. Friend I would admonish you to stop bending the scriptures according to your thoughts and let your thinking change according to the scriptures. You are making many statements that the Bible simply does not. for example “Or in the other cases that he relieves people of their demons, the Lord is simply forgiving their sins,” The Bible does NOT say that.
  21. The Bible does not teach that “angels are not made to go bad, they have no choice, they are robot-like, no will, no A.I. nothing, but following the God's demands and orders.” on the contrary: Jude 1:6 KJV [6] And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. God says there are certain angels that rebelled and are in chains being held until the day of judgment.. 2 Peter 2:4 KJV [4] For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; Matthew 25:41 KJV [41] Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Revelation 20:10 KJV [10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
  22. A thought to remember today, "There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD." Proverbs 21:30

  23. It is always beneficial to quote scripture instead of personal opinion.
  24. Hey everyone! I know I’m about 10 years late, I just discovered this website and hope you’re all doing well! I know there can seem to be confusion in Hebrews 6:4-6, but thank God that He can not cause confusion in His Word! I think these verses are a perfect example of Judas Iscariot. We have to remember that Jesus gave power and authority to all his disciples, including Judas, and Jesus knew that Judas would never be saved but to fulfill the Scriptures as Judas being the son of perdition. We know that Jesus Christ was not the cause of Judas’ sin or evil doing, we believe full well that Judas brought these things upon himself alone. Judas walked with Jesus and His other disciples and Judas never had a change of heart even though the Lord gave him authority and holy power to cast out demons and heal the sick. Judas clearly had the power of the Holy Spirit working through him, but this does not mean Judas was born again or even saved. A genuine Christian, truly born of the Holy Spirit can not renounce their faith in Christ or fall away. If someone did fall away then it shows they were never saved, sealed by the Holy Spirit to begin with. The verse says that they were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, but never sealed by Him. Being a partaker is not the same as being sealed by the Holy Spirit of the true Living God. We shouldn’t forget, me included, that God is All Powerful and All Knowing that He can use whoever He wants to spread His kingdom, whether the person is saved or not. Yes, even God uses unsaved people to do His perfect will. I use to freak out every time I read this verse as well and would question my motives, which is not a bad thing at all, but we got to put these verses into context and look at examples in the Bible to confirm these truths. We know God is not the Author of confusion nor evil, but that His holy will is to be done, I’m sure we can all agree on that. It would never make sense for someone to claim to be a Christian and then renounce Christ as a conscious and public decision. That shows right there who they truly are, apostates, not Christians. Jesus said that a good tree can not produce bad fruit and a bad tree can not produce good fruit (Matthew 7:17-18). Someone who is sealed with the Holy Spirit can not renounce Christ. Someone who was never saved to begin with does not even have Christ in Him. John the apostle said that though they went out from us they were never really of us. If they were of us they would have stayed (1 John 2:19). That there says it all. As Christians we need to expect persecutions and tribulations. Those who were easily discouraged and renounced Christ for that reason did not have genuine repentance or even the faith as small as a mustard seed. They probably only came to Christ for the wrong reasons like having an ‘easy’ life, and not doing it because they came to the realization of their sins. Sure they heard the Word with joy (probably not true joy) but it doesn’t mean they were letting it sink into their hearts to take root. And still God is mighty to save and soften their hearts but they must respond to Him with child like faith. Having a life with Christ truly is 100% better than living a life with out Him and even if life gets hard we know One who is faithful and we can ask our Heavenly Father to help us in Jesus’ Name and He will do it! In a sense, life is hard in Christ but it is easier to have Him around even when life hits you hard. A true Christian will never in their hearts want to renounce Christ because they know, we know, He is the Way, Truth, and the Life as He declares with Truth. I could be wrong, but these verses might be talking about false teachers really. Thanks for having me share my thoughts and I’m glad to have read your responses as well! God bless you all!
  25. Happy Valentines Day!💞

  26. Sorry I didn't see this until now. He works for Home Instead as a home health aid. He no longer works til 9:45 on Fridays. Clients come and go in this business. He is able to work part-time, so he can study properly and do his church stuff. I made a pork roast in my Ninja foodi again the other day. Randy really likes it done that way, and it's quick for me. And it lasts him several days. Last night we had steak. Yum, yum! Tonight we'll probably have fish (Randy and I are heading over to Port Townsend early to take care of some church business and hopefully do a little visiting, so we're probably going to a fish place for dinner)..
  27. Dear friend, Timothy(?), Thanks so much for your kind time and reply. i'm glad to see that there are people who might come close and understand what i mean. Thank God for that. Language is a barrier, one cannot ever truly express one's thoughts and feelings without the risk of being misinterpreted and misunderstood. One of the miracles of the Holy Bible is that no matter who you be and no matter how much you know, you will be drawn closer to the Lord and admire Jesus Christ. i am still studying and i am trying to be a good learner. As someone who has been teaching for about 40 years, i should know that a good pupil or student is the one who comes back from their studies with good questions and loads of them, too. i am sorry if my questions may trouble some people, but better asked and put out than kept, answers will only come if one seeks them first. i would like to suggest that if, as i have hinted already, we take the idea that our very own will and temptations are the devils in us, and apply it anywhere in the holy text of the Good Book it might also make more sense. As an instance, when Jesus Christ prays: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. When the Lord says: 'in earth', do you think he is talking about the planet Earth? Of course, it may make sense, but it makes more sense if we take it as a literary figure of speech, then it might suggestively mean, 'me!' We know God created Adam out of clay, Earth! So we might want to have the will of God come true in our bodies and souls as it is with the Lord up in Heaven. Likewise, if we suppose that Devil is our unrighteousness and temptations to sin, it also makes sense in many cases that i have come to read, i am still studying, so i cannot bring all examples, but for instance we can recall the guy who lived in caves and our Lord Jesus Christ freed him of the 'legion' which went into the 'swine' and the swine fell off the cliff into the sea and died. Well, doesn't it make sense that our Lord blessed and graced this poor chap and forgave his sins and they vanished? Also his sins were seemingly as horrible as swine, see? Or in the other cases that he relieves people of their demons, the Lord is simply forgiving their sins, and he says so, too, and they are blessed and graced with His kindness and mercy. i cannot believe that the Lord God almighty could have ever created an angel who went astray, angels are not made to go bad, they have no choice, they are robot-like, no will, no A.I. nothing, but following the God's demands and orders. On the same hand, God would not create something and if it went bad for any reason, keep it! Recalling the Flood! He got rid of all the bad people and animals. Many such thoughts make me trust that if there is a devil or Satan, it's simply my own unrighteousness and bad faith. Bless your hearts, Thanks again for your time, Totoo
  28. I advise caution until you have time to look more closely at the New Testament, here are a few verses you may want to ponder while you research your questions. God, that is Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, was manifest in the flesh (John 1:14) for the main reason of sacrifice for sin (1 John 2:2). God does not tempt us (James 1:13). There were other reasons God appeared in the flesh, you are correct God and Satan are against each other and do not cooperate. One reason Jesus went into the wilderness was to provide us knowledge that our Savior and sin bearer understood our frailties and could have compassion and forgiveness of sin (Hebrews 4:15). You are on the right path here (1 John 1:5). Satan is not alone in his attack, he has the glitter of the world and our fallen nature to work with (James 1:12-15) gives insight. But, the greatest insight can be provided by a careful study of Satan's temptations used on Jesus Christ in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). It was both an attack against Jesus physical body and against His mind, Satan is well aware of attack on multiple fronts. Satan uses very similar if not identical temptations on us today. We may be weary from the day's work and hungry, it's easy to become irritable, now a family member or friend wants our time, we need the car to help the family or friend, the car battery is dead, what are we to do? Jesus taught us what to do, with our breath, to utilize God's word--(Matthew 4:4). Hebrews 13:5 "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." I only hope someday I will overcome all my temptations and respond the way Jesus did. May God richly bless your effort to become like Him.
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