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Rebecca

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Rebecca last won the day on August 17

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    From Missouri
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    Independent Baptist
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  1. Scientifically speaking, all rainbows are circular, it's just that they don't always form completely because the ground interferes, or the conditions are not right to allow the entire formation. Here are a couple of videos that show a complete rainbow, one has the scientific explanation.
  2. Taiwan is not arming their citizens. Taiwan does not ban guns, they just have very strict gun control. Shooting ranges have already been popular here for a long time, but yes, because of the Ukraine situation more and more people are signing up at these shooting ranges so they can be better prepared just in case China stops strutting around like a peacock and actually does attack. These shooting ranges use airsoft guns, not "real" guns. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4557817
  3. A pastor can give advice, or counsel, but I believe there is a limit in what he can or should do within the confines of a pastorate. I'm not a pastor, but I do work in ministry with ladies and children. Several years ago I was teaching a ladies Bible study when a lady privately asked for counsel. I quickly learned that what she needed was a doctor, and I was not and am not qualified to counsel someone with that level of needs. Unfortunately the situation ended sadly. This taught me to always be very careful with the advice I give and to understand when I am at my limit and the person needs professional help, not spiritual help. I would hope every pastor knows their limits and to know when to advise the person seek a medical professional.
  4. If this was the pastor from Ozark, Missouri, he shot and killed the man he thought was having an affair with his wife. If it was a different pastor, then there were two this recently, it's quite the coincidence.
  5. Memorial day is a US holiday, other countries have different days to remember their military veterans. Whether or not any church celebrates this holiday or merely makes mention of it to thank their veterans, or doesn't mention anything at all has no bearing on whether or not they are liberal. The Baptist church I attend does not celebrate or mention this holiday since we are not in America.
  6. For some, clapping is the same as saying "amen". Clapping is not always about praising a performance or a person, but basically being in agreement with what was sung or said. When done in moderation, I don't see a problem with it. I have to admit, there have been some sermons I was going to watch online and the amount of amen's, clapping, shouting, hooping, and hollering from the audience during the sermon was just too much and I turned it off. When that happens, it does feel like a performance and not a sermon. I'm also not a fan of pew jumpers/aisle runners/pulpit mounting, but that's a different topic.
  7. I don't know which Baptist preachers you've been listening to, but all those topics are extremely common to hear sermons on. I've taught Bible study lessons on all those topics at one time or another.
  8. Taught a Sunday school series on it last year.
  9. "Why is it that people think we just believe just what we are taught? Because for a lot of people, it's true, and they know it. "You just believe that because your dad/church/college told you that", is usually their "gotcha" line that works well with throwing people off track and mostly results in both sides hurling insults once one side can't defend their position biblically but refuses to budge because it's all they know. Of course it wouldn't work with someone who knows the Bible really well. This happens a lot when a pastor has a pet opinion that he preaches as gospel truth with such authority that the congregation just accepts it as biblical, when it may or may not be a biblical doctrine at all, just because they don't know how to study the Bible and so simply accept their pastors interpretation of the meaning of the pet topic. I know many people who were like this. In Bible College, many students had their faith shaken because of this reason. Their home pastor preached an opinion as doctrine and the student was challenged by students or professors and we had a study session in the classroom. Sadly, in many churches (and probably some Bible colleges!), people aren't taught how to study the Bible or to think critically, and it can do serious spiritual damage down the line.
  10. I've been a visitor in quite a few churches so I have seen a variety of visitor packets. Here's what has been included: Information about the church (from extremely detailed with the entire history to just the basic service hours/days), a pen with church name on it, coupons to local businesses, bookmark with a poem or Bible verse, small notepad, and encouraging note from the pastor.
  11. There's also situations like this, where this man in Florida applied to 60 entry level jobs and got only one interview. https://www.wptv.com/news/national/florida-man-goes-viral-after-applying-to-60-entry-level-jobs-getting-1-interview As he said in the article: “It’s not that nobody wants to work. It’s that nobody wants to work for slave wages anymore," ___ If people are getting paid more on unemployment than they would at a job, why would they want to work? If people are out there applying for jobs left and right with no interviews, then what are their options?
  12. I bought a test kit because I wanted to be involved in 5k run, and I needed a negative test to participate and didn't want to go to a clinic. The test kit I have was made in the Republic of Korea. I haven't used it yet because the run was postponed. But I have it if I need it.
  13. Oh, you cannot tell us about your new puppy and not post a picture, that's so not fair! Congratulations on your new puppy, I'm sure he will have you busy with his antics! haha! This is my dog, Tasha, she's a Rough Collie and is 12 years old. She met chickens for the first time a few days ago.
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