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Wmccarthy99 last won the day on July 10 2016

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  1. I Got a job Praise God! In two weeks I'll be being trained on small engine repair! Thank you to everyone for your input and anyone that has prayed!
  2. Thank you Swath and Brother Stafford. I'm going to hand out some resumes today.
  3. Fortunately it's nothing like that. It's really just a very sad situation, I guess I just feel that I am somehow supporting they're sin.
  4. My conscience does not always feel right about it, and the only way that I've been able to justify it is by looking at it as a way of bringing them closer to the Lord. I like what you say about seeing if it's worth making the witnessing the primary goal. That is a good idea. I do worry about them, actually I work for a few different people right now that seem to be very backsliden or at the worst nominal Christians, it's becoming a pattern. I will say that because of working for this couple, I had the opportunity to meet the neighbor and do some work for him as well and got to share my faith with him. He's asked me to keep working for him from time to time.
  5. I'm sorry Alan, I'm not sure where I might have made it seem that I'm not getting paid. They do pay me. My issue was whether or not it is right to be working on the house seeing that they are living there together unmarried. I talked to my pastor about it the other day and he said I should keep the job and just pray for the opportunity to be a good witness to them. Another man I go to church with thought maybe I should look for a different job. I was just feeling guilty and wondering if God's word has anything to say about this. I'm probably just taking this whole thing a little far... I have a tendency to do that.
  6. I' am in need of a little good counselling on a situation with my job. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. I have been remodeling this house for about 4 months or so now. It belongs to my friends mom. Before she bought it I already knew that I'd be working on it. She professes to be a Christian but she lives with a man who she is not married to, who also says he's a Christian. Anyways she bought the house and has moved in with this man, and I have been their main helper on the project. After a couple months I started wondering whether or not God wants me helping these people with their house. The way I see it is I am helping them make their place into a nice cozy place where they can live on in their fornication as long as they want. If they did not profess to be Christian's then I probably wouldn't be thinking twice about it other than to witness to them and pray for them. If I was working for them but it was for a professional business that had nothing to do with where they live I probably would not see an issue with it either. Is there any place in God's Word that would tell me it is wrong for me to be helping them with their house? The only scripture that comes to mind for me is 1 Cor 5:11; but now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one do not eat. (One day I talked with the man and asked him if they were ever going to get married, and he said yes. I said that would be great and that that would probably be better in God's eyes. He told me he wasn't concerned about that and that God was not pulling on his heart about it. This same man told me he doesn't go to church because he says there is too many "enforcers" there. As a boss, I've come to respect the man, but his spiritual condition is not looking good.)
  7. Thanks Don! BTW Welcome to the forum!
  8. I Saw God by William Leroy Stidger I saw God bare his soul one day Where all the earth might see The stark and naked heart of him On lonely Calvary. There was a crimson sky of blood And overhead a storm; When lightning slit the clouds And light engulfed his form. Beyond the storm a rainbow lent A light to every clod, And on that cross mine eyes beheld The naked soul of God.
  9. The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. ~ Proverbs 16:1 I just read this verse this morning, and praise God for it because it comforts me greatly at the moment. I looked up the Matthew Henry Commentary on Biblehub.com and found out that every other bible rendering on the page besides the American King James Bible says that it is up to man to prepare his heart, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. So blessed to own a copy of the King James!
  10. Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
  11. That's some what similar to what happened to me. I was very "unlearned" in the gospel, I just knew very well that I was covered in sin and that Jesus Christ was my only hope and so I called on Him. I don't even remember what I said, but I began to call on Him as Lord that day, and I had an earnest desire to live for Him and not to sin. I had never even heard of "saved by grace through faith", I just knew that he was the Saviour.
  12. I met a young man about 4 months or so ago in my hometown in California that was hitch hiking to the east coast. I had the opportunity to speak with him about the freedom that Christ offers for sinners, and we exchanged numbers. He got all the way to Pennsylvania in one ride from California! Since then he has texted me and had some questions about God. Just last night he started texting me saying he has a lot of fears and has trust problems. I'm not really sure what he means by this, but I shared the gospel with him and how one receives salvation, and suggested he visit a good church where he can maybe get some help. He ended up telling me he believes that God loves him but he thinks it's a "cold and rough" love. I'm trying to help him but there is only so much I can do over a phone. Please pray that he would just scratch the surface of God's real love for sinners, and that he might find a good church that might be able to help him find this out for himself. His name is Raul.
  13. I was taking my dog on a walk today around the neighborhood, and I saw two old friends of mine having a bar-b-q at one of there houses. I stopped by for a visit and when one of them asked me how I had been I told him I was well " Just working a lot, and going to church." He was very interested that I said that and I got to share the gospel with him and praise God I even had a booklet in my pocket that had the Gospel of John and the book of Romans. It has underlined verses in it and in the back has a "How to receive Christ" section. I read to him John 3:16,17 and just kind of talked to him about what he already believed and shared with him what the Bible says the gave him the booklet. He was definitely listening to what I said even wanted to come to church with me sometime soon. I'm not sure how this will play out by any means but I just wanted to give God the praise for setting up a divine appointment. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee, do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. Psalm 75:1
  14. That definitely helps and totally different from my understanding of it. I could see how it might mean that. It still seems like there is other verses in Hebrews that seem to speak of apostasy. I'm definitely agreeing with you on this whole subject maybe being a little bit too much for me to chew. I guess I thought that since it was scaring me so bad I needed to understand it to overcome the fear, but I'm starting to understand there is no way the Holy Spirit is not doing a work on me with all these "groanings" for Jesus Christ my soul has been having. I might just leave the subject of apostasy and the unpardonable sin alone for now ... It was all that my mind was on for a about a week, and it was a horrible place to be.
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