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swathdiver

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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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  1. swathdiver

    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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    Divorce and Remarriage (The Exception Clause)

    Exactly, and this is why the doctrine of marriage is found in 1st Corinthians 7 and not Matthew for the New Testament Christian.
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    One of the greatest moments of my life...

    The actions of others can effect change. I suppressed the truth in unrighteousness with regards to abortion and the existence of God until I saw my 2nd daughter on an ultrasound photo at 6 weeks of age. Six years later she enrolled at a Christian school and those biblical songs sung by her, her sisters and classmates softened my cold and hard heart and soon after I surrendered and was born again.
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    Doomed To Be Single?

    The doctrine of marriage for the New Testament Christian is found in 1st Corinthians 7. Such a union as you describe is sin and sins can be and will be forgiven and you can continue on in marriage until the Lord calls y'all home. Obviously the Lord will not call your husband to be a Pastor or Deacon but you can both faithfully serve in other ways. Don't dwell on it.
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    Suggestions and/or Ideas?

    Our pastor encourages the members to maintain their own libraries at home. His was almost as large as mine until I got rid of all the secular books I've read over a lifetime! Now he's at about 3,000 volumes and I'm probably 2/3 of that. Our church's Academy has an extensive library for the children though.
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    What would you do?

    Seems some have ripped this page from their bible and replaced it with being haughty.
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    Baptist Church Sign Heresies

    That's right, they worship the creation more than the Creator!
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    What would you do?

    Some food for thought for those who think ladies wearing trousers is ok. Who started this? Who started the trend of women dressing in pants and men's clothing being tailored for ladies? Why the liberals in Hollywood did beginning in the 1920s in America. So why would Christians adopt the lifestyle of Hollywood, allowing them to move the ancient landmarks that had been in place since the creation?
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    Baptist Church Sign Heresies

    There are more laws on the books to protect unborn baby sea turtles than unborn children. Florida is one of the largest nesting grounds for sea turtles in the world. All along our beaches on both coasts, turtles come ashore, dig holes and lay their eggs. There are laws on the books that prevent anyone from molesting a turtle nest (marked by scientists) or the turtles themselves. The street lights and people living on or near the shore during "sea turtle season" are not allowed to have their lights on for fear that the little turtles will head towards their lights and not the surf, in the misguided thinking that they head towards the moonlight.
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