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  1. On 8/10/2020 at 4:37 AM, PastorMatt said:

    Praying for you guys.  Keep us posted as how it goes. 

    Will do. We got our A-frame sign yesterday. It's beautiful (although the text I sent them left off the end quote of a verse, so they did - and I didn't catch it in the proofing! Ugh...thinking about putting an asterisk on the beginning quote LOL). I'm uploading them here so folks can see them.  The sign itself is 3 feet or so tall and at least two feet wide. One picture fills one side, and the other fills the other side.  The tract the men will be using is "Jesus is Coming Soon." My hubs felt that, given what is going on in the world today, it would be very appropriate. 😉

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  2. 3 hours ago, Jim_Alaska said:

    I'm going to openly show my ignorance here i guess. I must have always lived a very sheltered existence. I have been saved for almost forty years and have never heard of Lordship Salvation until coming to this forum almost four years ago. I have no idea what "Lordship Salvation' is.

    I am quite sure it is not a good thing, but also have to say that there is only one kind of Salvation according to Scripture. This is the Salvation all the world is called to, and given to a lost and dying world by God through the sacrifice of His Son, for sin.

    The teaching of Lorship Salvation is what led to the heresy that repentance is a work, IMO. 

    This is a quote from a man named David Stewart (no relation to my former brother-in-law. hehe). It sums it up pretty well.

    “Like an infectious disease, the heresy of Lordship Salvation is everywhere today. “Lordship Salvation” is the false teaching that acknowledging one's guilt of sin in the eyes of a holy God, and believing the Gospel are insufficient to save a person. In addition, proponents of Lordship Salvation teach that in order to be saved, a person must surrender their life in obedience to Christ's lordship, forsake the world, cease from sinful bad habits, confess Christ openly before men, and make a commitment to follow Jesus (or a variation thereof). Lordship Salvation is 100% based in human effort, which is a works-based false plan of salvation.”

    It actually fits quite neatly into the calvinist view.  

  3. On 7/29/2020 at 2:49 PM, SureWord said:

    When I said the thief didn't have time to repent I was referring to the way the word repentance is used by many today, i.e. stop sinning and start doing right. The thief didn't really have time to pull that off. It was pure mercy he was looking for based on the fact that he was nailed to a cross and couldn't do anything. He hit the rock bottom, the end of the line with no change of changing his ways.

    Repentance is nothing but a change of mind. The thief had that.

    I've seen many young Christians really messed up with Lordship Salvation. Like I said before, one even went completely bonkers and had a nervous breakdown.

    Repentance is more than a change of mind, or it wouldn't necessitate God leading us to it. Any person alive has the power to change their mind about things.  Repentance is also a change of heart, a change of thought process...PROOF of that repentance is shown later (if one does not die, as the thief did) as the repentant one learns to grow in Christ. 

    I've seen too many people messed up with the lie that repentance isn't necessary for salvation...as well as others messed up by Lordship Salvation - which is something nobody on here has advocated.

  4. Yes, the thief did repent...he started out casting aspersions at Christ along with the other thief: "...and they that were crucified with him reviled him." (Mark 15:32b). This shows the nature of their hearts - mocking Jesus, reviling him right along with the crowd. However, something happened to one of the thieves. As time went on, it seems he began to realize that he deserved his punishment, but Jesus didn't. God had begun to work on his heart and mind...yes, I said God had done that, because it is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance.

    At one point, we even see the fruit of repentance in that thief: Luke 23:39-43 tells us that when the one thief reviled Christ again, the other rebuked him. Obviously a change of mind and heart occurred...repentance. It is a truth that God works in us, leading us to repentance (Romans 2:4 tells us that God leads us to it).

    Jesus said without repentance we perish...and that would include the thief on the cross, who obviously had a wake-up some time while on the cross, and repented. And I would say that he did indeed stop sinning when he died...we all do. LOL

    The simplicity of the gospel is that Christ loved us, shed His blood and died for us...and the Holy Spirit leads us to repentance.

     

    mbkj, Anderson is not the only one who teaches that repentance is a work. He didn't originate it, either. It is still heresy, though. 

  5. Could you please pray for Candlestick? She is still very exhausted from her cancer/treatments. The nurse has told her it could take up to two years to boune back. However...the other day the doctors discovered a spot on her spine. She will be having tests done to see if it's cancer or not. Please be in prayer for her and for her husband, Joe.  

  6. 22 hours ago, robycop3 said:

      A moderator told me not to discuss the KJVO myth here, so I won't, but let me say that "by" indicates the person or agent doing something, while "trrough" can indicate the person or agent  successfully completing a project or objective, I. E. "the team  pulled out a victory THROUGH the quarterback's accurate passing." Just a matter of semantics.

    Your initial statement with a caveat of supposedly acceding to moderator instructions is belied by your erroneous attachment of the word "myth," as well as your further statements of correction. It is not a matter of semantics. While some prepositions have similar meanings, they are not the same. You will cease and desist from "correcting" the KJB immediately, roby, in any way. You very well know that this is a KJB site, and yet you continually disrespect that. It needs to stop now. 

  7. Last night I fixed burgers. Chopped red peppers and onions and mixed them in before frying. Gave it a good flavor!

    Tonight I'm making a version of chicken al fredo. For Randy I'll use hearts of palm for the pasta. My sauce is pretty basically heavy cream, garlic, and parmesan, with a little mozzarella mixed in, salt, and pepper. He likes it.

    Mike, I hope her oxygen has bumped up into the 90s by now.

  8. We had steak-um sandwiches tonight. Steak-um meat (brand name, thin beef), fried peppers and onions. Put all on a hoagie bun, cover with cheese and broil til cheese melts. We like ours with mayo and A1. (tonight was a "cheat" night for Randy)

    How is your wife doing, Mike?

  9. Tonight I made Randy some baked chicken - he likes it marinated (and then baked) in mayo with spices. Makes it really tender. Also ham and green beans, and salad. He enjoyed his supper. I had an english muffin.

  10. 2 hours ago, Jim_Alaska said:

    "The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the United States (Article VI, Clause 2), establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the "supreme Law of the Land", and thus take priority over any conflicting state laws."

    "The "supremacy clause" is the most important guarantor of national union. It assures that the Constitution and federal laws and treaties take precedence over state law and binds all judges to adhere to that principle in their courts"

    Under this second sentence, the 10th amendment is null and void. I'm sorry, I'll stand with Thomas Jefferson on this subject. 

     

  11. Congress has actually made no law... (and states are subjec to their individual constitutions first and foremost anyway). The shutdowns have all been of local origin, falling under the purview of individual state constitutions, and then under state codified law. As our (WA state) law code states, the people (and I say that because they elected the legislators who passed the law code, and they must be the ones to change it by demanding of their elected servants to do so) have given the governor emergency powers to do exactly what he has done. He is in his legal authority to TEMPORARILY shut things down...for 30 days. Easter is nestled within his legal 30 days. He has extended the shut down by 12 days beyond his legal abilities, and I have seen no evidence of the legislature having met and given him permission to do so. Still, Easter, as I said, is within the window of his people-given authority.

    I realize that some will say, well, it's not the people, it's God...but God ordained government, and in the US, that means the LAW. He is not permanently shutting down churches, nor is he targeting churches alone. If he were, it would be a different story. As it is, my husband - after prayer and much thought - will keep our services suspended even on Easter.

    We are going to attempt a livestream video of the morning message. We videotaped his message last week, and it seemed to go over well.  I am going to attempt a livestream Sunday School lesson for my 2 girls.

    Please don't get me wrong - I do believe this is an overstep by governing bodies all over this country. I believe that they have overblown this virus situation, and are using it to flex their muscles. But I also think that maybe, just maybe - as in the days of the Diaspora - God will use this, if we let Him, to stretch our abilities and our outreach efforts.

    Oh, and we're going to have a day-long celebration at church when this is all over...

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