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  1. 39 minutes ago, Carol Concerns said:

    Salyan, you are correct,  It is very much a process and can be expensive.  We were never able to do it.  I guess we were just non -profit. 

    In most places, even non-profits have to be incorporated.  If you can find an incorporation certificate, that might confirm it. Otherwise, you could try calling your state/county office responsible for non-profit/society/church registrations, and see if you can find out exactly what kind of organization your church is registered as. They would probably be able to direct you to appropriate Acts or statutes that govern what to do in this situation. Combining that with Jim's suggestion of finding out who holds the mortgage should give you a pretty good start!  

    If you're closing down, and the widow needs support, are you considering giving her some of the proceeds (if you're legally allowed to sell them)?

  2. Again, I know of no historical precedent that would forbid men speaking/writing to women. If you have evidence for this, I would be interested in seeing it.  It is not inappropriate for a man to write a woman (although in some circumstances it may be inadvisable), either now or back then, and it certainly is no evidence of an illicit relationship.  That's like teenage foolishness - "They're talking! They must like each other!" :4_13_13:

    Since you seem to be speaking from present day assumptions rather than historical conditions, I would like to clarify that it's just plain rude (and occasionally discriminatory) for a man to refuse to communicate directly with a woman based on her gender. I agree that if there was a husband present, it would be more appropriate to include both of them in the letter; however, if the husband was unsaved, it would make sense why he was excluded.  If this was a single lady, she is presumably an adult and capable of monitoring her own behavior and communication without requiring some kind of middleman. 

  3. Enough. Shoostie, you will treat the other members of this board with respect. 


    Regarding the original subject, I have to say that while I don't agree with all Hovind's ideas (particularly the comet/ice age one), I absolutely believe that Mokele Mbembe and the Loch Ness Monster are/were real creatures. (They could both be extinct by now.)  There are too many solid historical accounts of water monsters in the lochs for there to have been nothing there.  I also like the accounts of pterodactyls nesting in an old Welsh castle, and migrating inland for storms, or of the thunderbirds/pterodactyls on the Pacific coast and American Southwest. The book 'After the Flood', although more focused on genealogy than dragon sightings, has some incredible accounts gleaned from medieval records.

  4. On 9/13/2019 at 12:17 AM, Shoostie said:

    If you're not the moderator, then leave the moderating up to the moderator.

    I'm not angry, I'm just checking you.  

     I am finding this juxtaposition in assumptions rather amusing.  The moderator did moderate you, and you responded rudely and dismissively. 

    On this board, we expect our members to treat each other with respect. Please confine yourself to discussing the matter at hand without ad hominem attacks. Now, BACK TO TOPIC. Any further discussion/comments on any subject other than large families will result in this thread being locked.

  5. OK, so first of all you didn’t actually answer my question. Secondly, You’re adding an interpretation of those verses that is simply not in the clear reading of the text. They could mean the sun’s light is removed (doesn’t specify how, so you shouldn’t), or they could just mean that the light of the Son is so great we don’t even notice the natural lights of heaven anymore. 

    This is called ‚Äúprivate interpretation‚ÄĚ,¬†Eric. It‚Äôs¬†fiction, not Bible study, and it‚Äôs wrong. May I respectfully suggest that you refrain¬†from making up your own explanations¬†for things that God has chosen not to explain??

  6. We have several men in our church who got saved/looked for a KJV church because of Steven Anderson. We have had quite a few more visit the church, looking for a KJV church, because of Steven Anderson. Most don’t stay, as if they ever talk to the pastor about Stephen Anderson, they would not like what they hear! Also, of course, a lot of our doctrines don’t line up with him. 

  7. ¬†Sigh. ¬†Your answer may not require a separate¬†thread, but the discussion this is likely to create will. ūüôĄ¬†And I didn‚Äôt want us¬†to get distracted from giving the OP answers to her genuine¬†questions as to the nature of God.

    It is very likely there were STDs in the ancient world. However,  you cannot say with any authority they are what is being referred to here. There is simply no biblical evidence for it. 

    In¬†reference to the woman of Moab¬†being ‚Äúdiseased‚ÄĚ, you¬†contradicted that yourself. If God sent¬†a special disease to punish Israel‚Äôs immorality, then the Moabites¬†were not diseased when they arrived. At¬†any rate, ¬†God punished Israel for sinning¬†and disobeying him ‚Äď period. ¬†There‚Äôs no reason to add anything else to the story.¬†

    It was very common for victors of¬†the¬†time to kill the men¬†and boys, and keep the single girls and children alive. ¬†No male children means no one to grow up and avenge their fathers. You have an interesting theory, but I really don‚Äôt see the¬†need to read a special anti-STD campaign into this. ¬†Could it have been a factor? Sure. But you can‚Äôt count it¬†as ‚Äėfact‚Äô.

  8. 3 hours ago, busdrvrlinda54 said:

    Pastor Young,

    Please show me where it says that the women from Moab were diseased? I see that God sent a plague, but not that the women themselves were already diseased? Thank you for your kind attention to my request.


    Good question, because I don't see that either, but can you take this to a new thread? I don't want to co-opt the OP's question.

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