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Curious:   1) Why a Baptist (or how does one become a Baptist?)       2) What made you decide to be baptized?       3) If you stood before God today and He asked, "Why should I allow you into Heaven?", what do you think you would tell Him?

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Hi and hope you "get back on the wagon" lol... it can be a bumpy ride but eternal salvation in Jesus is worth all the bumps in this temporal world. I'm glad you felt that tugging and calling back to the word and the Lord.  I hope you will stick around and study here, there are many great studies being taught and lots of nice people too!

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Hi Rosie, Thanks so much for the prayers.  I just got done with a colonoscopy and an endoscopy today, and hopefully that will show something about the stomach troubles.  The multiple sclerosis has gotten a little worse but I still have the use of my hands and I thank the Lord for that!!! My spinal cord disease is about the same and it's pretty painful, but I hang onto the knowledge that He is with me and will never forsake me. I finally got approved for an in-home health aide for 5 hours a day... been praying over that too... I don't watch much TV (just trinity) and an occasional "Waltons" rerun lol.  And I also don't listen to the radio so I don't know how someone coming into my home will react about those things as well as me listening to sermonaudio a LOT!  I pray the person will be kind and I really hope they would be a Christian, but that's likely too much to hope for in this day and age.  Maybe they will be receptive to the word of God?  I don't know... there are a lot of "ifs" up in the air right now, but i know I have to have help now since I'm in the wheelchair and bed most of the time.  It's got to be better than a nursing home?  Anyways... maybe I sound petty... but I've got a lot of reservations as to what it will be like when they fill the position. Thanks again for the prayers, very much appreciated!!

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<1) Why a Baptist (or how does one become a Baptist?)>  I was raised Baptist, I have always thought of myself as Baptist. I believe that the bible is God's instruction and life guide and that we shouldn't change it to fit our needs. My Baptist families have always stuck by that and have been supportive in my belief. <2) What made you decide to be baptized?>  I was a teenager when I decided to get baptised. I was regularly going to church but not living a "God Approved" life. I use to drink a LOT of energy drink. For those who knows what it means, me and my friends would drink 3 or 4 BFC monster energy drinks a day.  On Thanksgiving, my best friend died of heart failure. He was a senior and about to graduate. I was scared, I drank way more than he did. I did end up having seizures and I had one while driving; I missed a semi truck by inches. That was when I decided that I would trust God with my life and he would take care of me. I got baptised a few months later. <3) If you stood before God today and He asked, "Why should I allow you into Heaven?", what do you think you would tell Him?> Honestly, I have no idea what I would tell him. Ivr been a poor Christian these last few years and don't deserve a place in heaven; I only hope that I can redeem myself and put my life and faith in his hands and through him earn a place in his glory. 

 

For those who wondered, I'm a Lovebird lover. I have one male peach faced lovebird who spends almost no time in his cage. 

 

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Birdlover99: I'm so glad you got off the energy drinks! I'm sorry your friend passed away from the effects on the body.  My son wanted to drink those because his friends were, I read up on them and decided he didn't need them and explained what they could do to a body.  Satan will use any foothold he can to tear down a person.

I like the part of your answer about "through Him earn a place in heaven".  We are all sinners, saved by grace (if we've accepted Christ as our savior) and not one of us deserves a place in His glory, no matter how many "good works" we do.  Isaiah 6:46 tells us "all our righteousness are as filthy rags" Thank God for His gift through Jesus atoning blood! 1st Corinthians 6:11 tells us "but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God".

So glad you joined us here... great place to grow, learn, and fellowship!

 

 

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