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  1. Deuteronomy 22:5 1 Timothy 2:9 Exodus 28:1-4 The whole chapter shows that the priests dress a certain way. They were not to go into the holy place without these requirements. Who are the priests today? 1 Peter 2:5-9 Bottom line is conviction from God about how you dress outweighs any outside push to get you to dress right or wrong. By the way, if you do dress to fit your convictions people will give you a hard time. People that you never thought would say a bad word against you will make little smart remarks trying to discourage you. If you're asking this for yourself then I think God is already dealing with you in the matter. BUT if you're trying to get ammunition to get someone you love to dress different it WILL NOT work. God has to put that in them if it is going to stick. You cannot control who wears what in the church BUT you can have standards for what people that serve in the church wear (choir, teachers, deacons, ushers, preacher, special singers, etc.) I will tell you a secret in psychology so to speak. I guarantee that the women in the church notice what other women wear. If good Godly women dressed properly, it wouldn't be long before others started changing their dress code as well. Titus 2:3-4
  2. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is God? John 10:30
  3. Legalistic is the word used to battle convictions. There is nothing wrong with the word legalism. If you're on the right side of legalism then you have what we call standards. Usage of the word legalism today is nothing more than a rebellious spirit. If you would submit yourself biblically then it's more understandable. Don't let the flesh ruin other peoples set of standards.
  4. I have recently ran across an issue with our Sunday School classes. I am the Superintendent (that's hebrew for "you do this nOBody else wants to" ) of the Sunday School classes. We have a lady teaching the teens with the oldest ones being 15 which are her 2 sons (twins). The statement was made the other day that we didn't need to have a woman teaching boys over 13 years old. Since then I have inquired about the 13 year old rule. I have asked a few deacons, preachers, and friends. Only a few have a different answer. Most stick to the 13 year old rule. I decided to search out the Bible first and foremost. The issue of the matter is revolved around a woman not assurp authoruty over a man 1 Timothy 2:12. Their argument is that a boy needs to have a male authority/role model for a teacher. They site Jesus teaching in the temple when He was 12. I have also been told that Jewish "tradition" has a boy becoming a man at the age of 13. They also site it isn't good to have a woman in the same room with teenage boys without her husband present. It's a temptation. Political correctness of the situation with what goes on today. I've heard some of it all. I would also like to state that I will be submissive to my pastor should he say we need to seperate them. BUT...... Here is what I have found so far. Exodus 30:14 Exodus 38:26 Leviticus 27:3-5 all throughout Numbers when they were numbered it started at 20 yrs old. Numbers 32:11 It seems to me that a boy doesn't become a man until he is 20 years old. Any input would be helpful. Thanks,
  5. Interesting topic. Goes right along with this past Sunday School Lesson Take time to read Psalm 73......it's not too long. Remembering who you are is important as well.
  6. If something illegal is going on in a house that is in your name you can be the one put in jail. Illegal activity....call the law. If your neighbor knows about drugs being used they would prOBably call the law. If you knew your neighbor was dealing with drugs you'd prOBably call the law on them. Don't be sneaky about it just tell them all together at the same time that illegal drug use will not be tolerated in your house and that you will call the law if you see or smell it again. You are called to be submissive to your husband....don't get me wrong. If someone breaks into anyone's house on this forum don't think they're quoting "thou shalt not kill" They are going to protect their family and themselves by whatever means that may be. Be proactive. Be the one that goes after things for him and just don't bring the bad stuff back. If your kids are going and getting things remember they're supposed to be submissive to you as well. My uncle had cancer and was on oxygen. He smoked as well. One night he fell asleep on the couch and when he woke up he lit a cigarette and the oxygen exploded. He was burnt internally from his lungs out to the tip of his lips. He never came home from the hospital after that. You also have the responsibility to do what's right by your children as well. Don't let them play the pity card on you by having cancer. If it really worried or bothered them then they wouldn't be smoking. Some people use a traumatic thing like cancer as an excuse to do whatever they want to sometimes. I truly hope you find the right answer for what you're looking for. In all things seek to honor Christ and let that guide you. P.S. try febreze. It's decent about removing smells. They also make special ashtrays that help reduce smell as well.
  7. We had one of those "sons" in our church. Never happy with anything and has his own ideas on how things should go. It would be wise to ask him to not come back. Cancer like that spreads like wildfire. What is your church structure like? I saw in an earlier post that you don't have a building anymore. I can tell from this post you meet on Sun. Morning, Sun. Night, and Wed. Night with some special events. Lots of today's members (just like kids) are needing structure. Physical and Ideal. By that I mean they want ownership and/or partnership in anything they can find. With that being said, how is your missionary support. See if you can have a missionary come in one Sunday all day or at least both services. Advertise it, go out on the weekends before and hand out flyers along with tracts. People like to feel in control and be comfortable doing it. Give them a local mission to do individually. Find something for them to be in control of and along with that comes the feeling of being a part of something. A feeling of belonging and ownership. All of this may just be rambling and I'm sure someone is going to have something to say about it. "Show me where the Bible says....." I know. I wrote this from the prospective of being the 1 that you talked about above. To try to help understand how that "one" thinks but also how people think in general. The fact is that people who go to church for the preaching are few and far between. All that said.......hang in there. Preach the word without waiver or favour. Where ever it might be.
  8. Just a few questions for you to ponder. If our actions get us in trouble and out of trouble then what are you blaming God for? What exactly is troubling you? Who is God? If you will be true with yourself in answering these I think they might help.
  9. If He didn't build it then you better find another church!!!!
  10. Sometimes I feel a little caged in.......but then they feed me and I forget about it again. Come to think of it, I wonder if anyone asked the chimp what his stance was in this whole situation?
  11. We'll talk animal rights when they stop killing other animals.
  12. This is how it should be. We need to be the cat in this video. NO FEAR!!!!!
  13. Here is the situation Gay activists are like the little dog in this video. They could be had at any time if the big dog would just bark back!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEe0P8fsAHI
  14. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Stand up. Load up the jail cells. 3 squares and free cable tv ain't soooo bad....well at least the 3 free meals anyway. Come Get ME!!!!!!!
  15. If this is a prOBlem, then how do stores get away with no shirt, no shoes, no service? Isn't that the same principle?
  16. to which the thrushes responded "but if you could fly you would be much harder to catch." So the snali began to run just as fast as he could until he got to.....
  17. I pray to God that there would be a seperation of church and state. It's high time the church stand up for something!!! Let's get right and get the world out of the church!!!!
  18. Come to think of it she prOBably already owns one of them. Let's all email her the same bible verses ( I know these are old testament verses but I don't believe they apply just to the Jews. ) Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
  19. Partial quote Let's send boxes of NIV, NKJV, NASB, etc.
  20. Better yet let every pastor in Houston show up and demand to be put in jail. Then get their congregations to come visit and have all the different preachers give a message against sodomy. Call it Revival in the jail cells 2014. Set up in town hall for weeks and everyone preach the gospel.
  21. A simple law is borken here 1 Timothy 2:12
  22. Maybe it's an issue of time consumption? Maybe it was a "show no respect of persons" reference? Greek reference is "to draw to oneself" Maybe He was saying to not draw men into what you are doing but point them to me. All just opinion. Lots to pull from here. Good Topic
  23. John answered it well. I don't condemn all man written books. What I had in mind when I wrote this was the books being used in our schools to teach things that have not been proven. They also are written with bias and leave out the other side of the story. The teachers that teach them have been taught by college professors who trust and site what "others" have done in the past. Take for instance the carbon dating that is widely used to find out scientifically how old something is. That "principle" is trusted as fact and then everything off that must be true....not so. Carbon dating is very flawed. There are many other methods of dating OBjects. Some methods way of testing proclaim the world to be only days old which we know is not true. Others show billions of years. The interesting part of it all is that if you average all the methods out is shows the earth to be around 6,000 years old. With all that said, I am trusting the research and thoughts of others that have done the work already. I am a hypocrite, I know. The ultimate goal and my prayer for my children as well as all public school children is that they think outside the box and ask thoughtful questions. It's amazing to see people believe something because of who said it and not because of proof. If they honestly seek the truth in every matter, I really believe they will find it. Just for laughs to answer your analogy........Why not just dig a ditch, a little work never hurt anyone. lol.

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