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Kitagrl

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    Kitagrl got a reaction from Alan in David Cloud Sword Of The Lord Article   
    My husband got an article today, something about David Cloud complaining that all preachers associated with the Sword of the Lord are going to be the new "emerging church" and he called out everyone who preached there by name, one of whom, at least, we know personally as a separated, fundamental Baptist pastor who simply does not "choose camps" but holds his own tight line of separation between himself and the world, and has a very sound, strong IFB church.

    It seems like David Cloud is getting more and more and MORE negative....does he even LIKE any pastors out there anymore? Seriously...I understand the need to warn your sheep about the wolves but some of his stuff today is nearing the hypercritical gossip that the New Testament condemns....????
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from Alan in Do You Believe There Was Not Rain Before The Flood Of Noah?   
    Hebrews 11:7--By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from jebarr in Annual Halloween Rant   
    I agree with PastorJ. I'm fine with holidays but Halloween is directly involved with demonic things.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from John81 in There she goes/ Supreme Court ruling   
    I have been pretty sad to see all the businesses who have added a rainbow to their logo and friends who have added a rainbow to their Facebook profile.  Even the White House added a rainbow.   So much has changed since he 80s and I remember asking my Dad what AIDS was, and why it was in the news.
    Religious freedom has been restricted already but it will be gone soon.  The dissenting justices even said as much.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from John81 in There she goes/ Supreme Court ruling   
    I have been pretty sad to see all the businesses who have added a rainbow to their logo and friends who have added a rainbow to their Facebook profile.  Even the White House added a rainbow.   So much has changed since he 80s and I remember asking my Dad what AIDS was, and why it was in the news.
    Religious freedom has been restricted already but it will be gone soon.  The dissenting justices even said as much.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from John81 in There she goes/ Supreme Court ruling   
    I have been pretty sad to see all the businesses who have added a rainbow to their logo and friends who have added a rainbow to their Facebook profile.  Even the White House added a rainbow.   So much has changed since he 80s and I remember asking my Dad what AIDS was, and why it was in the news.
    Religious freedom has been restricted already but it will be gone soon.  The dissenting justices even said as much.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from John81 in Is it just me?   
    The entire country is cranky and oversensitive, I think.....Christians definitely not excluded.
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    Kitagrl reacted to BroMatt in Know of any churches in the Northwest that need a pastor?   
    Sorry can't help you in the Northwest, but I would be able to help in the Northeast. My wife and I also will be starting a church, but in the Northeast.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from dmedicinus in Pants   
    Now you just gotta talk my hubby into it. ;-) No really, I was raised that way, and then got changed at Fairhaven (which FYI is probably stricter than any other college with dress) and over the years of looking into the topic and talking about it with others, have come to the conclusion I was raised the right way.

    Of course, to do as my hub says is safe...its not WRONG to wear skirts and dresses. So, its not like I'm living wrong. It would be nice to be able to wear loose pants to work in, but one of those things. My friend who wears pants points out that she's seen a lot more of my legs than I've seen of hers LOL but then my husband countered back (for my ears only) that he's seen a lot more of her butt (not purposely) than her husband's seen of mine. haha.

    Modesty is always right, I guess....
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from 2bLikeJesus in Divorce, Remarriage And Repentance?   
    I think it is a good question. We have had to figure that one out too. It kind of boils down to, is remarriage a single act of adultery, or is it a continuous act? For one thing, once a person is married, would God want yet another divorce? We know the answer is no. So that means you should remain as you are. Which makes me think its a one-time adultery Are divorced/remarried people supposed to be church disciplined? No...which means, again, its probably a one-time adultery.

    Actually my feeling is that God understands it much better than we do. We feel that divorce and remarriage is the modern day equivalent of polygamy. God sees each marriage as "marriage". God said not to multiply wives...every time in the OT when a man had several wives, he also had several problems! Nothing good ever came from multiple wives. God did allow it, but did not bless it. In the NT, He commands us to stay with our spouse...and says pastors and deacons should not be divorced...husband of ONE wife....and if its true that divorce/remarriage is similar to polygamy in God's eyes, then that furthers the idea of a pastor or deacon not being divorced. On the other hand (and the good news) is that if divorce/remarriage is similar to polygamy in God's eyes, then He can still use people like this! Obviously people who have been divorced and remarried have their own sets of problems...generally child support and custody issues, sometimes nasty ex's....and other issues. It kind of brings about its own "punishment" if you will, just like any other poor life decisions.

    However I do not believe God looks on a remarried person as living in sin. I believe its more like...well...you shouldn't have remarried. But now you did. So now you need to go on from here and do the right thing and serve God. Be repentant for not seeking God in your life decisions....but repenting doesn't mean breaking yet another marriage that God now sees you in.

    Hope that makes sense! It doesn't really mean "Oh its just one sin, I can get remarried"....on the other hand...God used many polygamists...they just received the "fruit" of their decisions in some pretty miserable ways. And God's only punishment is that you can't be a pastor or deacon.

    Homosexuality on the other hand is considered an abomination to God and something that only people basically given over to the devil do. I know that's horrible to have to say, but its in the Bible. Marriage is natural...homosexuality is definitely NOT natural.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Christmas Or No Christmas?   
    Well, I'm not Jewish....so I don't celebrate their holidays.   But if you are going to apply this passage to only Jews, then you have to remove it from the context of the church altogether, which means we can do what we like anyway.
     
    Using this passage, it says clearly that if we choose to celebrate a holiday, as long as we are celebrating it unto the Lord, it is our liberty to do so.  To not take this verse at face value means you are adding to or removing from Scripture.
     
    I'm sure many here celebrate Valentine's Day, another "Catholic" holiday, by appreciating their spouse and thanking God for them.    That is, again, personal liberty given to us by God.
     
    Of course, if it is against your conscience to celebrate these holidays, the Bible says you should not celebrate them, because whatever is not of faith is sin.  But the Bible gives those of us who do have faith that we are honoring God in our celebrations the liberty and freedom to do so.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from Miss Daisy in More American Justice   
    The evidence and witnesses in Ferguson pretty clearly laid out self defense.  I fully supported Officer Wilson.  He was attacked.  Period.
     
    The case in NYC I have not researched....it does not seem right, on first view...but somehow a Grand Jury felt it was okay.  Terrible timing, that's for sure.
     
    What gets me is that shortly after the Ferguson shooting, a black cop shot a white man in Utah.  The white man did not attack the cop or anything..he just refused to put his hands up, and then when he suddenly shot them up, the cop thought he had a gun, and shot him dead.  (I saw the video, the cop was wearing a camera).    But the man had been unarmed.  But no media wants to touch that one with a ten foot pole.
     
    I'm tired of the inequality.  I'm not racist.  I have not done anything to anyone of another skin color.  So I don't expect to be on the receiving end of a lot of racism lately.   If the media wants to make a big deal about cop shootings, then they need to report ALLLL of them.  Not just the white on black ones.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from wretched in Way Of Life - Hating The Rapture   
    I was a teenager in an IFB church who taught mid-trib, and the pastor today has converted a few other pastors to the same viewpoint.   Some of you would know at least one of them.
     
    We have to be careful how we interpret end-times passages.  Some of them are written for the church age, but others are written for the saved people (mostly Jews) during the Tribulation.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in We Are At War. . . . Again   
    I'm more worried about the brewing civil war at the moment.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Christmas Or No Christmas?   
    Well, I'm not Jewish....so I don't celebrate their holidays.   But if you are going to apply this passage to only Jews, then you have to remove it from the context of the church altogether, which means we can do what we like anyway.
     
    Using this passage, it says clearly that if we choose to celebrate a holiday, as long as we are celebrating it unto the Lord, it is our liberty to do so.  To not take this verse at face value means you are adding to or removing from Scripture.
     
    I'm sure many here celebrate Valentine's Day, another "Catholic" holiday, by appreciating their spouse and thanking God for them.    That is, again, personal liberty given to us by God.
     
    Of course, if it is against your conscience to celebrate these holidays, the Bible says you should not celebrate them, because whatever is not of faith is sin.  But the Bible gives those of us who do have faith that we are honoring God in our celebrations the liberty and freedom to do so.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from Alimantado in I Want To Leave Home.   
    I don't think the Bible would be against her going to spend a week or two with a friend to rest her lungs and to give her husband a clue of what it would be like if he makes the house so miserable she gets sick to live in the house.
     
    She can definitely in a loving way say "I love you, but I'm sick, and I need to go away for a couple of weeks to heal.   I wish you would not smoke in the house or at least would try to tone it down, because it makes me very sick.   I will be back in a couple of weeks."   Maybe he will miss her so much he will try to at least amend his behavior a little bit.
     
    Divorce is OBviously not an answer, especially when he is sick like he is....but there are ways you can get a break for yourself or at least maybe try to come to some sort of compromise with him about his behavior.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Hyper Grace Movement   
    Basically it's the belief that Jesus paid for your sins, past/present/future, and that's it.   Then after that you should kinda try to live for God, but that if you sin, you don't have to confess or be sorry because it's all automatically covered.   So it teaches a more free lifestyle...basically neoevangelicalism, but it's sort of a middle stairstep towards it.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from LindaR in Hyper Grace Movement   
    Seems to be one of those teachings that just sort of slips in gently to where it's not really talked about...mostly just skirted around but by actions, the doctrine is taught.
     
    I was glad to have the opportunity to discuss it with the kids and show them what the Bible truly has to say about it.   He said the other teens had no real answers other than verses like John 3:16....so they believe all sin is paid for once you're saved, but that repentance only has to occur once.
     
    OBviously you remain saved, but we showed the kids how it affects your relationship with God, and can cause chastisement or even death if you continue to ignore God.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Hyper Grace Movement   
    Basically it's the belief that Jesus paid for your sins, past/present/future, and that's it.   Then after that you should kinda try to live for God, but that if you sin, you don't have to confess or be sorry because it's all automatically covered.   So it teaches a more free lifestyle...basically neoevangelicalism, but it's sort of a middle stairstep towards it.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Hyper Grace Movement   
    It would definitely be the OBvious knee jerk reaction to being raised in a very, very strict fundamentalist church.  I can sort of understand how that would happen.
     
    Actually the former pastor of the church where my kids attend school....it came out he had issues with a temper and with anger and basically treated his staff very badly.  So again, likely the hyper grace idea was not helped by that type of attitude from the pastor.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Christmas Or No Christmas?   
    Well, I'm not Jewish....so I don't celebrate their holidays.   But if you are going to apply this passage to only Jews, then you have to remove it from the context of the church altogether, which means we can do what we like anyway.
     
    Using this passage, it says clearly that if we choose to celebrate a holiday, as long as we are celebrating it unto the Lord, it is our liberty to do so.  To not take this verse at face value means you are adding to or removing from Scripture.
     
    I'm sure many here celebrate Valentine's Day, another "Catholic" holiday, by appreciating their spouse and thanking God for them.    That is, again, personal liberty given to us by God.
     
    Of course, if it is against your conscience to celebrate these holidays, the Bible says you should not celebrate them, because whatever is not of faith is sin.  But the Bible gives those of us who do have faith that we are honoring God in our celebrations the liberty and freedom to do so.
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Christmas Or Xmas? What's Your View?   
    I wasn't really meaning that...but I was referring to Uke's post that we should use neither term for Christmas.   So I was applying the verse about holidays to that post...basically saying if you can honor God and say "Christmas" then God gives us the liberty to do so.
     
    Wasn't trying to broaden the scope of the discussion.  :-)
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    Kitagrl reacted to HappyChristian in Black Friday   
    I, personally, think it's ridiculous to go shopping like that - so many people. Ugh!  But, honestly, I don't think we can use it as a litmus test as to whether someone's a Christian or not...or right with God, etc. Mayhap some of the shoppers are Christians who just want to save money?  That would fall under being a good steward...and it would fall under personal liberty that so many people talk about regarding other things...
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    Kitagrl reacted to Salyan in Christmas Or Xmas? What's Your View?   
    Oh - sorry, Kita. I wasn't actually referring to you with that post. Guess I should have quoted the people I was referring to. Sorry!
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    Kitagrl got a reaction from HappyChristian in Christmas Or Xmas? What's Your View?   
    There is a Bible verse saying that he that regardeth a day regardeth it unto the Lord.   If a person is regarding "Christmas" unto the Lord, then there is no condemnation in that.
     
    Thus one cannot necessarily say a believer should "not say Christmas".   The Bible specificially gives us liberty to celebrate holidays as long as we are honoring the Lord with it.
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