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Everything posted by Salyan

  1. 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. Not so... https://www.501c3.org/what-is-a-501c3/ In order for a corporation or other qualifying entity to receive 501(c)(3) status, it must apply to the IRS for recognition by filing Form 1023 (or Form 1023-EZ),
  3. Okay, you've said this once or twice, I think we can leave it now.
  4. 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!" 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.
  5. 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.
  6. (Deleted photo) Um, heartstrings, I think you may have put this in the wrong thread? Can you delete it and move it to the appropriate forum? (or better yet, let's let this topic die a quick death. It's incredibly distasteful).
  7. 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.
  8. You are correct in saying that not all ethnic Israel is of God - but non-Jewish believers are not Israel.
  9. I have never read anything of that period's history that would suggest such a prohibition.
  10. I don't think anyone was referring to churches in this thread? Please stay on topic.
  11. “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.” Proverbs 26:5
  12. He could be new to the movement. I know I asked a lot of questions like this. He does sound a bit like he’s writing an essay, though.
  13. 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 “private interpretation”, Eric. It’s fiction, not Bible study, and it’s wrong. May I respectfully suggest that you refrain from making up your own explanations for things that God has chosen not to explain??
  14. I’m sorry... which of the plagues were supposedly worldwide? And what evidence have you for this?
  15. 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.
  16. Your answer may not require a separate thread, but the discussion this is likely to create will. And I didn’t 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 “diseased”, you contradicted that yourself. If God sent a special disease to punish Israel’s immorality, then the Moabites were not diseased when they arrived. At any rate, God punished Israel for sinning and disobeying him – period. There’s 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’t see the need to read a special anti-STD campaign into this. Could it have been a factor? Sure. But you can’t count it as ‘fact’.
  17. 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.
  18. I must say that I am impressed at bears being so close to civilization! I hope the momma was nowhere nearby.
  19. Two miles from downtown... overlooking Gatlinburg... are you sure you left the city? If that's their idea of country down there, you should come up here! I can take you to a lovely lake over 2.5 hours from any town, with bears and cougars! Glad you guys got to get away and have a vacation.
  20. Yes, this. /\ Calvinism’s definition of total depravity includes the inability to choose Christ. You cannot embrace one part of the doctrine without tacitly accepting false doctrines.
  21. He was not banned. He was put on moderation, but chose not to submit any further posts.
  22. David Cloud isn't wrong... but he's got to update his information. The Resolved Conference closed its doors in 2012.
  23. Yay, if it's spring. Mosquitos

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