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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 m
  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
  3. 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.
  4. 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"
  5. 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?
  6. Here ya go! Great articles - I can't wait for part 3! viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25490
  7. 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.
  8. IM4given

    Judas Asparagus

    Humor thy father and thy mother. :nutty:
  9. Bro Jerry and Terry, My prayers are with you and your families. :pray
  10. Here is a good article regarding Christian Cursing: http://biblebelievers.com/jmelton/ChristianCursing.html
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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 con
  15. Well, as one who has been accused of being too "legalistic" let's take a look at the context of that verse. The difference between what I believe and what some others believe, is that I believe the Word is speaking to ALL Christians past, present, and future, and there are others who think that this is just something that referred to those particular people who lived in Ephesas at that particular time in history. Either the Holy Bible is the living breathing Word of God, or it is just a dusty old history book, it just depends on your point of view. Either you love the Lord and you want to do w
  16. Istanbul was Constantinople :Green [tube]vsQrKZcYtqg[/tube]
  17. I believe that Elijah will come back as one of the two witnesses - Elijah and Enoch because they are the only two in the OT who were taken up into heaven. But there was some discussion of this some time ago, and I was told it would be Moses and Enoch, and definately NOT Elijah. Oh well, we will all know soon enough, now won't we? :amen:
  18. parrots? that is NOT very nice of you, Bro. Ben! :-S I have not found the information that you requested but I did find a rather interesting article about pre-millenialism here http://biblebelievers.com/misc_periodic ... s_002.html BTw - there are some religions teaching that the rapture has already happened! :loco
  19. I prefer toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! The warm toast makes the peanut butter spread better. Okay now I am hungry - I am going to need a bedtime snack! :bed:
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