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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 shar
  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
  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 peo
  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
  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 abo
  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 a
  15. Hello Bangoo James and welcome! I hope you find some good advice on this forum. I'm not married, but I feel if God really put that special person in your life to marry, then that is a great thing, even though it won't be perfect. I think what's more important is knowing that God is, and that His glory can be shown to the world by your love for Him and each other. How much better could it really get on earth? Maybe having children and grandchildren that also become saved and live holy lives that glorify Jesus' name? Proverbs 20:7 "The just man walketh in his integrity: his children
  16. This I believe. I recently was shown this truth (Praise God!) through some other members on this forum. The church I used to go to taught that salvation is entirely by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, yet then the pastor would turn right around and say "as long as we keep following him and don't walk away". I thank God and His word that I am not attending that church anymore. As for my assumptions on the "unpardonable sin" I definitely don't believe it is something a born again Christian can commit. I first became worried about this after reading about "the man in the cage" from Buny
  17. Amen. I guess I've been reading so much on the subject recently that it's all I've been thinking about. I've been under the assumption that there is some kind of connection between the "unpardonable sin" and the falling away mentioned in Hebrews 6 and I guess came to the conclusion that at one point the Holy Spirit ceases it redemptive working on a persons life. I'm not totally sure that this is true but just a conclusion I've come to. Maybe it takes some kind of vile hatred towards the Spirit that would ever actually bring one to that point. Still not entirely sure about it.
  18. Wow, no way to explain what that is like. Thank you. Earlier today and many times this week this has seriously left me afraid to even approach Jesus in prayer and have had temptations I've never experienced in my life before. The fact that I'm even tempted makes me sick to my stomach literally. I backslid pretty bad for a very short while recently and though I came back from it quickly the temptations are like never before. It's like the more hopeless I feel the more intense the temptations are. Thank you Brother, that means so much to me. I actually calmed down and was abl
  19. What is the "Unpardonable Sin". I've always heard that if someone commits this sin, then they're not going to be concerned about it. I have been going through a very bad place spiritually recently, it's become hard to read my Bible because I keep thinking I committed this sin. For about 4 years I resisted conviction from the Holy Spirit, and finally after those 4 years I stopped resisting and looked to Jesus for forgiveness and direction. Now after 10 months of reading the Bible and praying daily, I am at this state where I realize I have even some bitterness towards God ( I know it's hor
  20. Welcome Stella! Thank you for your testimony. I hope this site is a blessing to you. God Bless, -W
  21. Hello CaitiBloo and welcome! Thank you for your short story about yourself and Christ. I am very new to this forum myself and I can say that the members here are very helpful and encouraging!
  22. If I was wrong, I apologize. Wmccarthy99 asked if anyone knew anything about LBs...so I gave information that I know about LBs from the LBs I'm familiar with. Since you are a Landmarker, I will defer to you. However, as far as I know, the Bride of Christ and Family of God as guests and/or servants at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb teaching is also a key teaching of Landmark Baptists. Thanks for all the info everyone. It seems that a good number of the IFB churches in my area are Landmark Baptists. One of the churches is pretty straight forward in their statement of fait
  23. It's definitely not an Independent Baptist church. My prayer now is that the Lord to help me find a New Testament church that I can grow with and learn from. And I thank the Lord for all the help you guys on this site have given me with all these questions. I myself was even on the fence about my stance on eternal security, but through His word He has settled my heart on this blessed truth.
  24. This is almost exactly what I've heard him say. I've heard a number of others in the church say it as well.
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