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elegantchicken last won the day on January 16 2013

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  1. I live in North Pole Alaska , the temp for the last two days has been 50 below. I live in a little dip or valley where its and extra 5-10 degrees colder.
  2. Finished 2 semesters at Golden State Baptist College and Lord willing I will return in the fall. Music missions major with a proficiency in voice.
  3. While I was in California, I regularly would go door to door soulwinning. In the poorer areas of the city, I would ask the question "If you died today are you %100 sure you are on your way to heaven?" and they were very receptive to the question, very thoughtful of it and I was able to give the gospel, now in the richer areas of the city I would ask the EXACT SAME QUESTION and it was not received well at all! I got chewed out quite a few times and it was slightly unsettling since I had never had that reaction before... Is there another way I should begin going into the gospel or continue on this way? I'd love to hear from veteran and newer soulwinners with advice and experiences you may have had....
  4. Fellow Alaskans! @Jim_Alaska @weary warrior I use to be on this site back in 2005 under the name Bibleworm, Back when I was on here, I think I might have been the only Alaskan. I created this account in 2013 but didn't post or come on soon after I joined. So glad to see you both!
  5. Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be on here.
  6. I wasn't sure where to post this Exodus 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. I grew up in a godly family, my dad was a deacon who you would see studying his Bible every single day, the wisest man I knew, he didn't take the pastor's word for it, he researched everything in the Bible personally, he was kind, caring, and loved the Lord greatly. My mother was a prayer warrior, when she prayed, the Lord listened to her prayers, and it was made obvious to anyone who was watching. Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; A man was made pastor of the church my family attended, he preached that prayer doesn't work, because it has never worked for him, he taught that the Bible was not meant for today, he also lead my brother to rebel, telling him it was alright. My dad being the deacon tried to get rid of this pastor, as his doctrine and teachings were not sound, the church kept the pastor and got rid of my dad and my family, causing a church split. My family was deeply hurt, us children had grown up there, it was my mom's brother who had started that church. I believe it was there that the seed of bitterness was planted within ALL of our hearts. I was to young to quite understand what had happened. We have a principle that we follow in RU ( Reformer's Unanimous) Our sinful habits hurt those who follow us. The experience did not make me bitter, I did not really know what was happening, what brought my own personal bitterness on was the church jumping over the years, never staying in one place long. My parent's would find something wrong with the church and leave. I could hear the way they talked about the churches, the tone in their voice, and now that I'm older I realize, there wasn't something wrong with those churches, there was something wrong with us. Hearing the way they bad mouthed the different churches, affected me, and soon I was bad mouthing them, and a root of bitterness began to grow in my own heart ( Please understand, I am not blaming my parents, my actions were my own, and I take full blame and responsibility of them). Acts 8:22-24 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. I trusted Christ as my Saviour in 2009, at 19 years old, God worked on my heart as I grew, and he showed me my bitterness and anger, and pointed out the root that had sprung in my heart, the tree that had grown, and the wicked fruit that it had produced. Psalm 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: I humbled myself before the Lord and he heard my cry and has given grace, he has rooted out the bitter root in my heart, he has shown me how easy it is to get the root of bitterness, so subtle at first, but eventually growing into a tree, and bearing rotten fruit. He has caused me to be aware of the dangerous of this little seed. So subtle it is that most cannot see it. Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: It's sad for me to say but, my parents, they are out of church, and failing in the biggest spiritual battle we have ever had. The Bible collects dust, The Lord's name is rarely spoken. The atmosphere is heavy, the arguing is constant. The bitterness is thick in their voice and words. I believe my mom's mental breakdown is because we have failed in our spiritual lives, and we have drawn away from God. There are blessings to these trials.... I have been reading my Bible more, praying more, attending church more. And it is all due to these things. We must be more aware of the dangerous of this bitter seed and uproot it before it begins to grow.
  7. Those who do not love the Lord, will not help us serve the Lord.

  8. This is my experience with RU: About a year and a half ago, my mom had a mental breakdown, I was scared and really unsure of what to do, when someone suggest RU! I tried it the next Friday, and instantly loved it, over the next few months I applied myself to the work, and found myself drawing closer to God and having that personal walk with him that I have always desired. RU attracts the addicted, yes, but solely for them? No. RU is in fact, a supped up Bible study, meant to get you in God's word on a daily basis and have a strong prayer life as well. It is all about your personal walk with God! As we draw neigh to God, the inner man changes, and effects the outer man, getting rid of our bad habits, as there will be no more room for them, in our walk with God. The first workbook is about the fruits of the spirit and applying them to our lives, through scripture memorization, bible reading, very short essays, etc. ( currently I'm on meekness, and I find it very helpful!) As I go through each fruit of the Spirit, I see my life change, as I become a different person, gaining the characteristics of what a christian ought to be. I've learned to trust God and to count my blessings through my trials. I HIGHLY recommend RU to anyone and EVERYONE. It is a life changing experience. AJ

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