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robmac68 last won the day on February 23 2013

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  1. God told Adam in chapter 2 not to eat it. In chapter 3 Eve says she was told not to touch it also. Maybe Adam told his wife that he didn't even want her to touch it let alone eat it. Anyway, how ever it went down, I still blame Adam. When Eve ate she "gave also unto her husband with her" 3:6 it sounds like Adam was with Eve while the serpent was talking with her and Adam never should have allowed that. He was supposed to protect her. edit: thanks SFIC and Rosie, your replies were very thought provoking for me.
  2. thank you......no rush......just thought I lost it and couldn't find it.
  3. Looking to play "GoldMiner" and can't find it. I did a search on the word "arcade" to see if I could find a thread on where it moved, but didn't.
  4. Watched The Time Changer this past week...my wife and I loved it. I loaned it to my parents and they too enjoyed it.
  5. Headed to Cinci for nephew's wedding and taking kids to creation museum. Back in a week.

    1. Genevanpreacher


      You'll be in my vicinity! Thanks for driving thru our area! Enjoy the trip!

    2. HappyChristian


      Hey - how did you like the museum?

  6. Thank you for your replies. After being accused by my dad, I knew I had to seek counsel. I can read all these replies to my son so he (and I) can have a good understanding to the reason he is getting rid of his mohawk. Thanks again.
  7. My 5 year old son wanted a mohawk. My wife and I are not lovers of the hairstyle. We have 2 girls and 2 boys. While they are living at home, we are rearing the girls to have long hair and the boys short hair. The mohawk is definately short. We wanted to say no, but didn't. Why didn't we? Our children are very good at hearing the word "no" and obeying with very little whining. The problem is, we say "no" alot. Just going to Wal-mart, our children see alot of the "world" and we have to frequently say "no" and usually give an explaination. So when it came to the mohawk, we didn't just blurt out a "no" because I wanted a Biblical explanation as to why I was saying no. The only thing I could come up with was separation from the world. Just one problem, my world and my children's world doesn't have any mohawks. Two years ago, my neice's hubby got a mohawk and kept it for a couple months. He lives 4 hours away and is supposedly a Christian so I didn't feel this fell under worldly separation. That is the only place I can think of that my son has even seen a mohawk. He is not trying to fit into a group. He is homeschooled and there aren't any mohawks at church. So my 5 yo has a mohawk. Problem. My parents saw this and immediately told him they didn't like his hair; they were quite blunt. The other night, my dad said it was sad my son had a mohawk since he didn't have any choice in the matter. My dad thinks I wanted my son to have this mohawk and that it is sad I am forcing such a "worldly" haircut on him??? This is the same man that pokes fun at me because we live so conservatively, in his eyes we might as well be Amish. So now both my parents think I am pushing worldliness on my son. Now I am wondering if I should cut my sons hair because it might be a stumbling block for my parents. Isn't "falsely accusing" me of pushing worldliness on my son, when I am not, a sin? Do I need to cut my son's hair because I am causing my parents to sin? If I tell him he is going to have to get rid of the mohawk, I want my Bible in hand to explain it to him. Do I need to do this and how do I do this? Any thoughts??
  8. Ban Sarah for not inviting me, this looks like fun :)
  9. Hi all, For me the saddest words in the Bible are found in Matthew 7:22-23. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Talk about not having a clue. Someone mentioned Samson didn't realize the Lord had departed him, and I agree, how sad. But these people seem to go their whole life thinking they are doing the work of the Lord and don't find out until death. By that time it is too late. This isn't just one character, but the Bible states "many". These two verses really make me "wince spiritually" when I read them or ponder them. I actually have them written on a note card and taped inside my soul winner's Bible so I can look at them before I go out. They not only make me wince but motivate me. I think about people like Ghandi and maybe even Mother Theresa. I know she was catholic and did many good works in the name of the Lord, but, in her writings later in life, she questioned whether God even existed. I don't know her heart so I can't say just because she was Catholic she wasn't saved. But if she wasn't, how very very sad. It makes me want to tear up just thinking of the many so blinded by their religion that they don't truly know God and don't have His Holy Spirit endwelling in them that they will not find out until death. The saddest words, "I never knew you."
  10. That's some good advice. I also need to stop being so shocked at things I see. I mean, it is Hollywood, of course it most likely won't line up with Biblical teaching. How dumb can I be. I'm thinking Barbie is that doll that falls in love with Ken and runs off and gets married and here it is a video with magical little fairies and I find this shocking and have to blurt something out about it. that was my own stupidity. Luckily wasn't in front of the kids, they were in the next room glued to the TV. Sometimes, though, it don't even have to be a battle. My sister likes the "Left Behind" series. I heard an interesting study on the book of Revelation by Bryan Sharp and thought my sister would find it interesting. I purchased the 20 cd set and loaned it to her. She listened to 3 cd's and said she couldn't listen to anymore because Bryan Sharp hates women. Yes, I found this shocking, but I didn't blurt anything out this time. I just politely asked for my cd's back. :)
  11. paganism=magic. What is up with all this magic anymore? I go visist sister in KY an she puts on Barbie movie for her young daughter and my kids. It is filled with magic. I can sheepishly and quietly ask, "do you think they should be watching a show with all this magic stuff in it?" I then can get the loud answer, "IT'S JUST AN INNOCENT KIDS VIDEO, DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO UPTIGHT YOU SELF-RIGHTEOUS PHARISEE!!??" I guess I just don't see the innocence in a young, innocent child watching a video with so much garbage in it. Oh, and the innocent movie has an innocent rating of "G".
  12. I just lack confidence in using this verse. My nephew has a tattoo of a cross on his forearm. If I use this verse, he can tell me that it isn't for the dead. Don't cut your flesh for the dead or print marks on your body for the dead. Does the marks go back to the dead or does it stand alone meaning marks for any reason? And that is why I go for the reason to get a tattoo. Why would you want a tattoo? Trouble is, alot of the same answers for the tattoo are the same answers given to me for the reason women wear make-up. To look pretty or to look cool. Ok, who is the person wanting to look pretty or cool for? For God? For their spouse? If we look pretty for our spouse, will someone else also find us pretty? Should we only look pretty at home for our spouse? If we are the ones drawing attention to ourselves by altering the way we would normally look, is this godly? To make me feel better about myself. Ok, I would put this answer towards low self-esteem. This is a toughy because semetimes we can't help having a low self-esteem at times, but does that mean it is ok for a Christian to feel this way? To fit in. Young girls wear make-up because their peers are and they don't want to stand out. People get tattoos because their peers are getting them. What group are we trying to fit into, God or the world? And this is how I tied tattoos with make-up. If I use the verse alone, I don't know how to deal with "the dead" part. If I tell someone that "marks" stand alone, then that person can tell me that is my interpretation and I need to study grammar. If I go for the reason we get tattoos, it opens up more than just make-up such as cologne on a man or woman. And all this makes me feel like I am one confused individual! LOL
  13. LOL....the responses I got were generally cold and condescending. Most the time I was made to feel stupid for even asking. I got to the point that I felt I might be coming across "holyier than thou" so I would really be careful and try to be as humble as possible while I asked. I got the same responses. This really bothered me. when I ask a question, I am not doing it to look smarter or to be judgemental, just want to know the answer. So, I gave up. It must not be me but who I was asking so, now, if I have a question, I just ask. Its funny how Christians can be so different. The pastor I have now acts excited to get asked questions. Maybe its because he is 80+ years old and has been doing this for over a half century and my former pastor was in his low 30's. Maybe he just didn't feel confident in his answers. Anyway, I don't hold ill will towards him or his church and will always be praying that his church grows. His church goes soul winning and there are but a few in the Ohio Valley that does so Praise the Lord for my former pastor. I will always love him.
  14. My wife likes to tease me about this. My mom likes to throw stones at me about this. I am not looking for the perfect church, and I don't feel you were accusing me of such. We are human and make mistakes. I just get so frustrated when the inconsistencies seem to be so obvious. And, no, some of the points I made aren't so obvious but the one you did reply to seems like a "no brainer". This just tugs at my heartstrings. I see my church getting smaller and smaller. Sunday nights might have 5-8 younger people. Many a wednesday night I have been the youngest in the Bible study. I am 43. I should never be the youngest. It is sad. I feel alot of the inconsistencies turn some away. I feel telling people there are better places to be than church, turns some away. The Bible does say in the end times our hearts will be hardened and there will be many that turn away. I just didn't want to see it in my lifetime. I guess I just need to keep praying and spreading the Gospel.
  15. I will stop replying for now, as I probably did too much babbling as it was. But I have used the label "pharisee" and don't feel I was wrong in doing so. I have such a bad taste in my mouth from "inconsistencies" that I see as common place anymore. I just wish that if we come up with some wild statements, that they would be from the Word of God. If the Word of God offends some, that is their problem. If we offend others because of our personal opinions, that is our problem.
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