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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in Gehazi was healed and restored?   
    Pastor was in the Book of James tonight. Came across this....
    27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
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    heartstrings reacted to wretched in "Repent of Your Sins" False gospel   
    I respect your decision brother.
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    heartstrings reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in "Repent of Your Sins" False gospel   
    Yes, Brother Wretched, it makes sense . . . IF we are parsing sinful actions from sinful attitudes in relation to the matter of repentance, and IF the wickedness of Simon was the sinful attitude of unbelief.  However, I myself would take issue with this for the following reasons:
    1.  I would NOT parse sinful actions from sinful attitudes in relation to the matter of repentance.  Rather, I would contend that the matter of repentance encompasses any and all sinfulness, including BOTH sinful actions and sinful attitudes, BOTH sinful speech and sinful thoughts.
    2.  I would contend that Simon's wickedness was NOT the sinful attitude of unbelief, but was the thought that spiritual blessings can be purchases with carnal money (in principle - the thought that carnal means are the way to spiritual progress).  Consider Acts 8:18-23 -- "And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.  For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity."  Throughout this I do not see any place wherein Peter accuses Simon concerning the sinful attitude of unbelief.  Rather, it appears to me that Peter accused Simon concerning the sinful attitudes of materialism (as the means for spiritual progress) and of bitterness.  In fact, the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God itself reports that Simon DID believe.  Even so, BEFORE the event of Acts 8:18-23, the opening line of Acts 8:13 reports, "Then Simon himself believed also."
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Making America Great Again   
    Brethren,
    I stated the above statement on August 9, 2016.
    Today, I saw the attached article, "Trump and Reagan Shared a Common Goal, American Greatness." http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/20/trump-and-reagan-shared-common-goal-american-greatness.html
    The article explains my thoughts on the purpose of this thread. I want America to be a great country with high ideals, patriotism, cleanse our government of wasteful agencies, and regulations, run our government on the Constitution of the United States and not on Socialist, Communist, activists, liberal, or Muslim agendas.
    God Bless America!
    Alan
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Making America Great Again   
    Thus far it is also my thoughts that president Trump has succeeded in helping the American economy, the Judicial system, cleaning some of the government bureau's of dead weights, and has accomplished draining the swamp somewhat. Now,  if some of the liberals, Socialists, activist groups, and RINO's would stop their relentless attacks, the Lord God above could use President Trump to accomplish more for America.
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    heartstrings reacted to swathdiver in Making America Great Again   
    Thus far he's been quite successful despite the relentless attacks from all sides and within his own ranks.  Satan is not happy.  There is only so much one man, or a group of men and women can do on their own.  With the Lord however, they can accomplish anything.  We should keep praying for the President and his salvation, and that of his staff and growing in grace for those who are genuinely saved as I believe VP Pence is.  If they thought people hated them now, what if Trump announced his salvation and started following the Word?  I reckon it'd be similar to what happened after Moses came down from the mount.
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Making America Great Again   
    BabeinChrist and Brethren,
    I fully understand the faults of President Trump and the degrading power of politics in our country.
    As I have previously brought out on several occasions, and JimAlaska, a Moderator, found it appropriate to agree with my thoughts, that this thread is limited to only the polices of President Trump is doing to make our country great again by defeating the legislative actions of the previous administrations. As JimAlaska, and I have brought out previously, if you want to bring out President Trumps' bad characteristics, associations we do not agree with, and other detrimental characteristics that he has, please do so in your own thread.
    As a polite reminder, here are three of the admonitions that I am referring too:
     
     
    I humbly request that only those policies that President Trump creates that will help America great be brought to our attention. All other issues need to be in another thread as per the admonition of JimAlaska.
    I want to thank all of you for adhering to my request.
    Alan
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Making America Great Again   
    In his conservative choices of Judicial appointees, and confirmed by the United States Senate, President Trump is reversing the judicial trend of "legislating the liberal agenda from the bench," and bringing back judges in our Judicial system that will adhere to the United States Constitution in making their judicial decisions.
    The New American website has been keeping close track of the judicial appointees of President Trump since his inauguration, they state, "Since his inauguration, the president has nominated 230 people to the federal bench and expects that more than 180 of them will have been confirmed by the end of the year.
    Erielle Davidson of The Federalist Society, which has provided vetting for Trump’s appointments, is delighted: “Almost 30 percent of all circuit judges in the United States are now Trump appointees [with] nearly one in five … district court judges … Trump appointees.” Their average age, according to Davidson, is 49, which translates to 30 years or more of “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution in cases brought to their consideration.
    The White House calls this “a historic transformation of the judiciary,” noting that many of Trump’s appointments “have already tipped the balance of numerous Federal courts to a Republican-appointed majority.” Taken altogether, those judges “are expected to give the nation more than 2,600 years of combined judicial service.”
    In a meeting with Republican senators last month, the president said, “We should have, within the next short period of time – like two months – we should have about 182 federal judges.… They will uphold our Constitution as written.” https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/34248-senate-confirms-another-originalist-trump-appointee-to-the-federal-bench
    The selections of President Trump for judicial vacancies have been wise, prudent and have proven to be beneficial to all citizens of the United States as intended by our forefathers when they framed the Constitution. Quite frankly, President Trump is keeping America great by appointing judges who will adhere to the law of the land: the Constitution.
     
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Making America Great Again   
    President Trump is truly a great leader of the United States of America and is using the office of the Presidency for the citizens of the United States in order to make America the great country it used to be and as our Founding Fathers sought it to be.
    President Trump said, "The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations."
    President Trump said, "It is why we in the United States have embarked in an exciting program of national renewal."
    "Excerpt from The anti-Globalists Speech"
    President Trump on September 24, 2019 before the United Nations General Assembly
     
     
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Why Large Families?   
    Why large families? Kids just seem to appreciate things more and tend to be closer knit in big families, from what I have observed. My great grandmother had 14 and my Mom is from a family of 10. My wife has 7 brothers and sisters. We ended up with 3 along with two miscarriages and would have had more but the last one caused my wife terrible problems with varicose veins. My wife and I love kids and I believe if you're healthy, have a houseful, but if health problems arise, STOP. Your spouse comes first.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from JimR in The Masons; I've Moved Up.   
    Sometime back i joined the masons, now I've moved to a higher degree
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    stone masons that is. 
     

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    heartstrings got a reaction from PastorMatt in The Masons; I've Moved Up.   
    Sometime back i joined the masons, now I've moved to a higher degree
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    stone masons that is. 
     

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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in The Masons; I've Moved Up.   
    Sometime back i joined the masons, now I've moved to a higher degree
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    stone masons that is. 
     

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    heartstrings reacted to 2bLikeJesus in Mr   
    1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (KJV)
    34  Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
    35  And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
     
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    heartstrings reacted to Jim_Alaska in Mr   
    So, in actuality, the Bible does not say anything about women being pastors. There is no such thing in the Bible. Any case of a woman being called a pastor is an invention of man.
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    heartstrings reacted to Jordan Kurecki in Mr   
    Titus 1:5-6 KJV
    [5] For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: [6] If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
     
    1 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV
    [1] This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. [2] A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; [3] Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; [4] One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; [5] (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
     
    by definition a woman cannot be “the husband of one wife”. 
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in What are Your Thoughts on Effeminate Men in the Name of Christ   
    Jesus said that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is the "blasphemy of the Holy Ghost". So to say that homosexuals or effeminates cannot be saved is quite frankly a lie of the Devil. The Bible plainly mentions "abusers of themselves with mankind" and (speaking to Christians) says "and such were some of you". Now a Homosexual or effeminate who has blasphemed the Holy Ghost; that is, of course, a different story, they sin their "day of grace" away as anyone else doing the same.  As to a "reprobate mind", this is a morally corrupt mind. But God does not "make" a person think, say or do wicked things. People cultivate that stuff themselves. When God stops pleading with one's heart, He then "leaves them to their own devices" so to speak. That is what "giving them over to a reprobate mind" means.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in What are Your Thoughts on Effeminate Men in the Name of Christ   
    Jesus said that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is the "blasphemy of the Holy Ghost". So to say that homosexuals or effeminates cannot be saved is quite frankly a lie of the Devil. The Bible plainly mentions "abusers of themselves with mankind" and (speaking to Christians) says "and such were some of you". Now a Homosexual or effeminate who has blasphemed the Holy Ghost; that is, of course, a different story, they sin their "day of grace" away as anyone else doing the same.  As to a "reprobate mind", this is a morally corrupt mind. But God does not "make" a person think, say or do wicked things. People cultivate that stuff themselves. When God stops pleading with one's heart, He then "leaves them to their own devices" so to speak. That is what "giving them over to a reprobate mind" means.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in What are Your Thoughts on Effeminate Men in the Name of Christ   
    Jesus said that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is the "blasphemy of the Holy Ghost". So to say that homosexuals or effeminates cannot be saved is quite frankly a lie of the Devil. The Bible plainly mentions "abusers of themselves with mankind" and (speaking to Christians) says "and such were some of you". Now a Homosexual or effeminate who has blasphemed the Holy Ghost; that is, of course, a different story, they sin their "day of grace" away as anyone else doing the same.  As to a "reprobate mind", this is a morally corrupt mind. But God does not "make" a person think, say or do wicked things. People cultivate that stuff themselves. When God stops pleading with one's heart, He then "leaves them to their own devices" so to speak. That is what "giving them over to a reprobate mind" means.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from wretched in What are Your Thoughts on Effeminate Men in the Name of Christ   
    Jesus said that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is the "blasphemy of the Holy Ghost". So to say that homosexuals or effeminates cannot be saved is quite frankly a lie of the Devil. The Bible plainly mentions "abusers of themselves with mankind" and (speaking to Christians) says "and such were some of you". Now a Homosexual or effeminate who has blasphemed the Holy Ghost; that is, of course, a different story, they sin their "day of grace" away as anyone else doing the same.  As to a "reprobate mind", this is a morally corrupt mind. But God does not "make" a person think, say or do wicked things. People cultivate that stuff themselves. When God stops pleading with one's heart, He then "leaves them to their own devices" so to speak. That is what "giving them over to a reprobate mind" means.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in What are Your Thoughts on Effeminate Men in the Name of Christ   
    Jesus said that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is the "blasphemy of the Holy Ghost". So to say that homosexuals or effeminates cannot be saved is quite frankly a lie of the Devil. The Bible plainly mentions "abusers of themselves with mankind" and (speaking to Christians) says "and such were some of you". Now a Homosexual or effeminate who has blasphemed the Holy Ghost; that is, of course, a different story, they sin their "day of grace" away as anyone else doing the same.  As to a "reprobate mind", this is a morally corrupt mind. But God does not "make" a person think, say or do wicked things. People cultivate that stuff themselves. When God stops pleading with one's heart, He then "leaves them to their own devices" so to speak. That is what "giving them over to a reprobate mind" means.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from OLD fashioned preacher in What are Your Thoughts on Effeminate Men in the Name of Christ   
    You said it better than I could. There's nothing morally or Biblical wrong with presenting the Word of God in a "soft spoken" manner. by a more refined "city guy" type man. I've heard great Bible preachers expound the scriptures that way. As well there's nothing wrong with a "rough", country backwoods "tough" man or "former marine" type either; I've heard great preaching from them too. Where either goes wrong is when pride or scorn rear their ugly heads up and, unfortunately, I've seen that from both "types"..  Not good. Rebuke (in love) when it's needed, but just don't forget that God commands us to "exhort" too.
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    heartstrings reacted to JimR in Woodworking   
    Wooden toys can be nice.  Preschool age toys should be sturdy, which gives them a clunky look. The vehicles shown in the picture are based on four-inch pieces of lath and the other pieces also were cut from lath, so the cost is very low.  The wheels were purchased but when the bag is empty i will start making my own.
    These vehicles are sturdy and roll well but by the time I had worked out the design, the grandkids were in school.   Woops.  That is just as well because power tools make my ears ring even with the muffs on and sanding affects my lungs.  So, the next challenge is to make toys  with balsa and basswood.  These will only require using a dremel and a sharp knife. The grandkids probably will be in college before i get the design worked out.
     

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    heartstrings reacted to Ukulelemike in Woodworking   
    You mean this kind of music?
     
     
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    heartstrings reacted to Brother Stafford in Woodworking   
    Yes.  I mean that kind of music.

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