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HappyChristian last won the day on August 3

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    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart...
  • Birthday 02/26/1960

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  1. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    We are grilling tonight. Steaks and burgers - from our just-received beef. First of the batch. And our son is coming over for dinner. Looking forward to that!
  2. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    Potluck at church today. Sadly, I will be missing it. I've been sick for a couple of weeks now with a pretty bad cold. Ugh
  3. HappyChristian

    Calvanism, another gospel?

    Yes
  4. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    We grilled again tonight. Hubs cooked burgers, keilbasa, and fish. He enjoyed his supper. =D And our beef is at the butcher's. We'll be getting it on Monday. So, more grilling. =D
  5. HappyChristian

    Churches

    When we moved here, we were kind of in that situation. There is a church in town that is KJB. But, sadly, water under the bridge with my folks and the pastor precluded our attending there. We traveled over 30 minutes (not far, I know) to the church my parents joined in 2008. The pastor had gone to glory, and so there were visiting men preaching. My husband was asked to preach only once: when the guest speaker took ill on Sunday morning. That particular guest preacher began heavily correcting the Bible. Because, you know, he's more intelligent than the entire group of translators were. It was getting my hubs more and more upset (me, too, but he's the decider). Then there was a situation in which worldliness was accepted in the church, and when my husband tried to deal with it, things got weird. It all stemmed from the pastor's widow actually functioning as pastor (without preaching). So we left there and visited a church that was actually about 10 minutes closer. They were also without a pastor. But this was clearly where God wants us - my husband has been pastor there for over a year now. Still spiritual growth needed, but we see it weekly. And physical growth is beginning. Celina, I don't know how far those churches are from you, and I know travel there is much harder there in the Philippines. But traveling is sometimes a necessary thing. And swath is correct: Baptists were never part of the RCC and so are not protestant.
  6. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    Yes, it is a bit cooler here. It was over 90 yesterday, which for this area is very hot. No air conditioning...but today it was a bit cooler. It doesn't get as cold here in winter as in IN, but it does get too cold to comfortably grill.
  7. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    My hubs grilled tonight. Burgers, dogs, and kielbasa. He's happy that grilling season is here.
  8. I finally figured out the words to describe this (and, John, your description fits right in there). "Yellow journalism" - journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration. "Capitalizing" on picking the "right" enemies (somehow "picking" enemies is concerning...considering that we already have an enemy out to destroy us, should we really be picking enemies - "right" or not?) in order for something to go viral to get more followers...that's yellow journalism in the pulpit. "Joyce Meyer, what an ugly dude" is not even in the same league as Christ's calling the pharisees whited sepulchers (swath, thanks, you are correct in pointing out that Christ did call names. Christ didn't use those terms in order to go viral. Nor did the names He used mock their looks, etc...His names were descriptions of their sins, rather than personalizing for sensationalism. As you said, no evident hatred of the individual). For far too many years we've been subjected to (and not only accepted but promoted) pastors who think swearing in the pulpit is fine, using crude terminology, mocking people, and on and on ad infinitum. And we come to the place where the preaching style in this video is acceptable and easy to rationalize to many. In truth, IMO, the men who gravitate to - and copy - this type of preaching are bullies. How much more effective - and biblical - would it have been for him to make his point by naming Joyce Meyer and pointing out that, while she has a big following, she is disobedient to scripture. WHY would a man of God call a woman an "ugly dude?" HOW is that edifying to the hearers? It's not. Because that isn't the point. Going viral is. Yellow journalism in the pulpit. I thank God that my husband doesn't preach like that. He isn't interested in going viral. He has a burden for our community that grows by the day. He has a burden for our people that grows by the day. He isn't in the least bit interested in "going viral." Nor does he need to pick enemies - right or not. They are already there. I apologize if that sounds smug. It isn't intended that way. Nor is it intended to smear those who post videos of messages. It is intended, though, as an indictment of bully preaching simply to create followers. Because those followers are not, for the most part, followers of Christ. They are followers of sensationalism.
  9. Honestly, I think he should spend more time actually teaching his people what the Word of God says instead of editorializing by calling names, etc. NAMING names is one thing. CALLING someone names is another. IMO. We have an openness and accountability in our church, without putting videos online. Heh - I actually suggested my husband think about it some time (later...our people would not be ready for live stream...there's still much of the Christian life they need to learn first, before they are live on camera even in a listening capacity). I'm not faulting anyone who wants to live stream, or even just videotape and then download. But if that's what's going to be done, then it ought to be biblical preaching/teaching, and not something simply to incite (which is precisely what the progenitor of this young man does and obviously learned so to do himself).
  10. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    My uncle has been visiting us this week, so we've gone out to eat a few times. Tonight hubs and I picked up some grub at Taco Bell since we were out shopping - and I got my new glasses! Yay! No scratches on my glasses.
  11. What Salyan said... (and I have to wonder...why does a church that has about 12 people videotape and "share" sermons?)
  12. HappyChristian

    Red

    Hi, Ruby Red. Welcome aboard.
  13. HappyChristian

    Bethel Sozo

    Thanks - I meant I didn't see a link on the website of the church I was looking at. Isn't it something to need a disclaimer about the results of prayer? Sure makes me wonder about that "prayer" time...not enough to experience it, though.😵
  14. HappyChristian

    Bethel Sozo

    I didn't see a link to a disclaimer, but I didn't look very hard. It's likely there, since it's a part of the same group. Nothing like covering all the bases, eh?
  15. HappyChristian

    Bethel Sozo

    Interesting that you posted this, @Invicta. On July 4, we had a church picnic. One of the gentlemen who comes to our church (is not a member, but attends pretty regularly because his church doesn't have services other than Sunday am) brought his home health aide with him. She enjoyed herself, but told us her kids and grandkids would be bored - we sing out of the hymnbook! Shocker! Anyway... She attends a church that is an hour away (lives within 10 minutes of ours). I just now looked it up, figuring I would find a lot of what I did...and, lo and behold, they have a Sozo director (a woman). They have the same info on their site, with the exception of the suggested donation - they simply use the proper word: payment. Yes, I'm sure her kids and grandkids would be bored at our church. We are not about entertainment. We are about the Word of God and growing in Christ. They sound good, but not all that glitters is gold. "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge..."
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