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Everything posted by farouk

  1. Exhortations to prayer (and indeed to searching the Scriptures) are commendable...
  2. @InvictaTrusting you will be strengthened in the Lord's goodness.
  3. There is also the bondservant analogy, which is inherent in Psalm 40, Messianically: 'Mine ears hast Thou opened', where the Hebrew has 'digged', i.e., pierced.
  4. This book is based on Ephesians 6, I think...
  5. In the end, it's the regular habit of prayer and the Scriptures, I think....
  6. Hi @InvictaGreat you had the device fitted; sounds like you need it. God bless your family.
  7. Sir, Do try to keep well following your doctor's advice; prayerfully, f
  8. Hi @Musician4God1611 So what's the book like? I've heard of it, but haven't read it. Prayer in Scripture can be a very absorbing and profitable thematic study.
  9. @E MoralesWell, what about neckties? I would have thought that earrings are in a similar category as neckties. Policing earrings doesn't make sense in my humble view. PS: Someone mentioned hair; having it quite long at the top and trimmed at the sides can be an option for professional women; very broadly this is the kind of cut that my wife has had for many years; her dyed colour has varied over the years. prettydesigns dot com
  10. Hi @Jordan KureckiI have used the King James extensively for years and greatly appreciate it. I do think that its use has been undermined in some ppl's minds because of some the rather exaggerated rhetoric that is sometimes made about it, lacking in historical accuracy, evincing the response in some ppl's minds: "Well, I can't possibly agree with that statement". Although I don't agree with all it says, James White's The King James Only Controversy has a lot of good points to it.
  11. It's good also to remember that some believers in other countries who operate simple dispensaries in rather basic conditions will often have to make decisions on the basis of limited availability about items for ingestion based on herbs and plants, in places where there is little regulatory regime at all. It would be unwise to try to hold such believers - sometimes veteran missionaries - to what is supposedly "correct and proper" in very conservative local church circles in North America, when the situations they have faced for years are markedly different.
  12. @SureWordInteresting distinction; and I'm reminded of the hymn: 'For ever with the Lord! Amen! so let it be', etc.
  13. Thanks, @BrotherTony! Hymns can indeed encourage; especially if the content has good, Biblical content!
  14. Well, at our Bible class my wife reads Scripture verses and makes suggestions; and it's actively encouraged; and we don't see this as incompatible with the NT. She used to teach as her secular employment; this is a separate context, of course.
  15. Hi Ms @RebeccaGreat new avatar; so does the rabbit have a name?

  16. Thank-you! Here's another, by Charitie Lees Bancroft: ..................... Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea, A great High Priest whose name is Love, Who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on his hands, My name is written on his heart; I know that while in heav'n he stands No tongue can bid me thence depart, No tongue can bid me thence depart. 2 When Satan tempts me to despair And tells me of the guilt within, Upward I look and see him there Who made an end of all my sin. Because the sinless Savior died, My sinful soul is counted free; For God the Just is satisfied To look on him and pardon me, To look on him and pardon me. 3 Behold him there! The risen Lamb, My perfect, spotless righteousness; The great unchangeable "I AM," The King of glory and of grace! One with himself I cannot die, My soul is purchased by his blood; My life is hid with Christ on high, With Christ, my Savior and my God, With Christ, my Savior and my God.
  17. @RebeccaYes, it's good to be accurate; I agree. If we actually looked at a page from the 1611 edition, it would have many archaisms in it. There were other revisions done of the King James: in 1629, 1638 and 1762; what is commonly known as the King James is from 1769. Print formats vary greatly also; and in Commonwealth countries Crown Copyright applies, a fact not realized by many citizens of English-speaking republics. Some editions (updates?) of the King James are so light that their publishers do not even refer to them as separate revisions; e.g., the KJ21.
  18. @E MoralesInteresting post! In Philippians 4.3 Paul says: "And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life." The example you gave of course predates that of Philippians and relates to the Lord Jesus Himself. @E MoralesPF: Effecitve gif there...
  19. @trapperhoneySome helpful thoughts there indeed!
  20. Thanks. guys, for the contribs. @SureWord @Danny Carlton
  21. I posted a favorite hymn not long ago. So, does anyone else have a favorite? (I'll probably post another of mine in due course...)
  22. I see in this article that conservative business wear can include neckties for men and earrings for women: https://work.chron.com/dress-part-sales-professional-3443.html There are probably numerous other sources which might give broadly the same idea. To me (imho) the idea of keeping a box of ties which men entering a church building are compelled to wear is bizarre. If an Asian businessman visiting from his country came to an office in North America wearing a perfectly smart suit but no necktie, to buy something from a company, no one would give him a hard time. IMHO, if someone comes into a service in order to hear the Word of God and is not wearing a necktie, it would be odd for anyone to want to give him a hard time, as if his desire to hear the Word of God is supposedly authenticated only at the moment he puts on a necktie.
  23. My wife seems pleased I wear the wedding ring she gave me....:) Kind of: "He's off limits!" At the small, independent church that we go to, some of the young men and boys have worn earrings; often they are rather unobtrusive, anyway. I remember nearly 40 years ago being at various baptisms by immersion in different places connected with independent churches and it was the widespread custom among young men then to wear earrings and indeed I think some of the young men being baptized then did also. As regards the custom of women wearing 2 each side, etc., well this has been going on for several decades; if a teen and her mom had doubles put in in the late 70s, for example, an 18 year old would be 60 now and if her mom was 48 then, she would be 90 now. It's thoroughly established and unremarkable now for women of all ages. (Post partly in response to another post, now deleted.)
  24. I can well see how where a place believes in baptismal regeneration it's just not going to work....
  25. Hi @trapperhoneyI've heard the term, using the fleece, to refer generally to persistent prayerful enquiry of God as to His will about specific matters...
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