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IM4given

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  1. The first century Jesus followers were Christian Jews - they continued to observe the sabbath as the Jews have always done. However the task of preaching and teaching seemed to be breaking the sabbath (the Pharisees even chastised Jesus for healing the sick on a sabbath.) The new Jesus Followers made the first day of the week the day to celebrate the resurrection of Christ - and to separate itself from the Jewish sabbath day customs. Remember the jews have a lot of strict religious laws regarding how the sabbath is to be kept (you can only travel so far, etc.). I take the whole weekend off myself - I rest on the seventh day of the week (Saturday) and I worship on the first day of the week (Sunday) - but I live my life for Christ EVERY day of the week.
  2. Bro. Jerry, according to a Mennonite Tract that I read, they do not believe in eternal security, and therefore all that they do is to keep themselves holy and free from sin, for if they do not then they fear losing their salvation. It is indeed a works based religion much like the RCC who believe that if they do not attend mass, light candles and be good catholics they will not go to Heaven either. They believe the rest of us are lost because of the sinful way we live, and indeed compared to the way they live we are quite worldly - maybe too much so. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Amish and the Mennonite people, I just worry that they are relying on their outward actions to save them and have no true knowledge of saving grace. I have been accused by members of this board about being "legalistic", but it is not so. I believe in eternal security, but I also believe that if I want to get close to the Lord and walk with Him, the only way to do that is to stop letting my flesh get in the way and to obey His commandments.
  3. That is so sad :sad It sounds as if they are trying to say" Here is another one of those Crazy Christians" ... especially using the woman's statement about the boy making her "lust" after him. I think she has no self control at all - and that she is hiding behind bible-sounding words to try to save herself from punishment.
  4. Thank you Bro P.E. and Bro Jerry! I found that verse in a Mennonite Tract to explain why they adhere to their plain dress. That was why I wanted to hear the IFB thought about this verse.
  5. Thanks for responding Bro. Jerry! Now I hope you can help me figure out what this particular part of that verse means "Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments"
  6. Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Can anyone help me to understand what this verse of scripture means?
  7. continuing in prayer for mother and baby :pray also praying for poor papa! :pray having to do all the cooking and cleaning plus work 8 hrs a day besides is probably wearing you out! :pray :pray :pray
  8. Here ya go! Great articles - I can't wait for part 3! viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25490
  9. consider this - Muslims are planning to populate the entire world - so they are encouraged to have as many children as possible - so men who have 30+ children and several wives are not uncommon. Christians should have the children that God intended them to have - not the 2.5 children that society dictates that they have. I have to wonder about families who have their children exactly 2 years apart - makes me wonder if the child that was left out in between those two years could have been somebody important?
  10. Bath and Body Works is one of those businesssess that is closing its doors soon along with a whole slew of others. If you have the money to take advantage of these sales, go for it! It is definately a buyers market out there.
  11. Humor thy father and thy mother. :nutty:
  12. Look how long it took Sarah and Abraham to have a child! :tum
  13. Bro Jerry and Terry, My prayers are with you and your families. :pray
  14. Here is a good article regarding Christian Cursing: http://biblebelievers.com/jmelton/ChristianCursing.html
  15. I am afraid that if I watched that I would be watching with a great deal of excitement and anticipation - like watching a NASCAR race to see who is going to crash and burn! I think it is better to not watch something rather than to watch it hoping for something wrong and evil to happen, don't you? :pray
  16. Praying for your husband pixiedust! :pray Why not just box up all those movies and games and put them in the back of your husbands closet or out in his tool shed? He can't get mad about it then, can he?
  17. It is a little late to be jumping into this thread perhaps, but I resolved this problem with my daughter by making pantaloons for her to wear under her dresses. She wore cute little dresses hemmed a bit short with pantaloons peeking out underneath - in winter I made them from flannel, in the summer I made them from the same fabric as the dress, just got an extra half yard of the dress fabric. Something like these:
  18. The guy your brother hit might have been suicidal. There is a lot of that happening around here because people have lost hope. Another thing they do is throw themselves in front of cars and hope to get a huge insurance settlement out of it. :pray praying for your brother and everyone involved.
  19. I think there is a sort of "religious peer pressure" that occurs too, Bro. Jerry. For example suppose some of the women at church have decided that it ought to be perfectly A-Okay for women to wear pants, and start wearing pantsuits to Sunday Services. They go to the beauty parlor and get themselves a trendy new short hair cut and a trip to the mall for a whole new wardrobe.Well, since no bolts of lightening fall from the sky and the ground did not open them up and swallow them whole for their actions, they think that God says it is A-Okay too and has given them the divine "green light" to continue in their actions. They are quite pleased with themselves and their progressive new ways. Then along comes Sister Troublemaker, who has decided that the Holy Spirit wants her to continue wearing her modest dresses and continue to let her hair grow long. The women of the church do everything that they possibly can to turn their stubborn Sister around, but she will not budge. They call her "holier than thou", "hypocrite" and everything else, and they start excluding her from all of their parties and extra-curricular activities. The message they send is loud and clear - either conform and be like us, or you can't be seen with us. Now, I ask you is that fair? Is that the sort of Christian attitude a Christ Following Christian Woman ought to have? What ought to be done (if anything) in this type of situation?
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