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swathdiver

Independent Fundamental Baptist
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swathdiver last won the day on November 23 2018

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About swathdiver

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  • Birthday February 15

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    Treasure Coast
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    Independent, Fundamental, Soul-Winning Baptist

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    Local Church

    The First Baptist Church of Jerusalem was started on the shores of Galilee when Jesus called Simon Peter and Andrew to follow him. From this point on the local church functioned as the local, visible, church described in the scriptures. "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him." - Matthew 4:18-20 "Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him." - Mark 1:16-18
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    Just wondering ...............

    Sorry I missed you guys. Around that time I was home nursing my right achilles tendon after falling into a divot in the grass of our new place. Still hurts!
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    Rock Tumbling

    Muzzleloader's use these to remove the sprue from their lead round balls too.
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    Just wondering ...............

    That was an epic journey for sure. Glad you both made it home and are recovering. When were you on the east coast of Florida?
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    Food storage

    Same here, couple years worth!
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    Thanksgiving Plans?

    Hosting friends and family at our new home. We've little furniture but lots of folding chairs and tables from church!
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    Open/Close/Closed Communion

    What part Jim?
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    Bearing and Helping to Bear

    Well, the Lord can provide if he wants someone to live in Kalifornia. That state like most of the others is ripe for the gospel. In our case, the Lord has provided abundantly to get our family into a new home. And we have brand new beds! How sweet it is to sleep on a new mattress and clean, dog free, sheets!
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    Churches

    It's an evil. God never intended for there to be such factions. Along a similar vein, President George Washington said that political parties are an evil too. Both are right. I went to a Yankee church once and they welcomed us with open arms and knew the south was right too! LOL Being in Florida, we have lots of Yankees fleeing the north and our local church welcomes them all warmly and encourages them to come back. I am so thankful that the Lord lead us to Liberty. It's truly an amazing experience being part of a New Testament Church, brings tears to my eyes thinking about the saints and my pastor while writing this.
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    RANT about Liars and Lying

    I hate liars more than anything too. Until the Lord save me from my sins, I was a serial liar, lied about anything and everything. Since salvation, only the truth leaves these lips or these fingers no matter the consequences. In the short term, telling the truth has hurt me and my family; so be it. The last thing I want to do is upset my Lord and Savior and put a gulf between us when I need him so.
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    Bearing and Helping to Bear

    A poignant article. We're about to lose our home and get little help because some know-nothings spread lies that I'm lazy and not willing to work. My health has been in a steady decline for years, little old ladies have more energy and stamina than I and my dear wife has had to bear the burden of supporting our family. I do operate two small businesses from home but the physical aspects require the assistance of my children. This those busy-bodies probably know nothing about. When my wife was ill and hospitalized and had surgeries, the storehouse that the company generated, sustained us, God was and is good to us. Now there's little left. The difficulties we're in now make me physically ill and weak, diabetes is winning and my poor wife does her best to keep things from me. I do not understand why these things make me ill, I've seen horror of horrors and was never phased by death and destruction until after marriage. Missing so much time with the saints has not helped either; I cherish those days I'm able to attend church but they are getting fewer and further apart. I hate it so.
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    Before the Fall and Dinosaurs

    I would loved to have been alive during the time of the dinosaurs and seen them. Apparently, they were quite tasty! Only the smallest ones are left! Some were tamed by man while others were the reason for walled cities.
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    Way of Life:Friday Church News Notes

    Another great one from Way of Life! Thank you! I'm going to share the IN BETWEENITES with my family.
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    communication in a post modern world

    I think we will go back to using horses, would like to anyway. NNs comments are spot on about the affects of technology on our lives. The kids growing up nowadays immersed in it have no idea how deficient it has made them. Indeed, they are deceived and think they are ready for anything, after taking their anxiety medicine and getting likes on Facebook. In the days before hand held computers with phones in them, we used to actually memorize dozens of phone numbers and addresses. A man could look at a map and drive their and remember his kin's phone number. The memory of the people before that time was even more superior, for they had knowledge and ability passed down through books and their families on how to use the land around them for healing, diet, built their own homes and had a work ethic that is difficult to find these days.
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    Divorce and Remarriage (The Exception Clause)

    I'm not sure we disagree. However, things said by Paul contradict things said by Jesus until taken in context. But I'll stand by my statement that if one wants to know what God's plan for marriage is in this age, it's to be found in 1 Corinthians 7. Of course, other things related to marriage are found throughout the scriptures
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