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Totoosart

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    Jews Versus Gentiles

    Greetings all, As i am reading through the Bible, many questions pop up in my humble mind and here's one: Why are there any gentiles when after the 'Flood' all humankind supposedly descends from Noah and then Abraham? As it seems to me, reading the Bible, all people on the Earth are one family or have i missed something? Thank you for your time and consideration, Totoo
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    Why questions:

    Greetings all, i've been reading the good book as carefully as my humble mind can take and that with trust in the Lord. However, i cannot stop thinking about many things that come up and strike me as strange, maybe i have a misconception about many things, but better ask than go nuts. Some of the questions that has occurred to me is as follows: Why does God repent creating mankind? Isn't this against the thought that God is perfect? Why does God get angry? Isn't this also against the perfectness of the Lord? Why does God forget and has to do something, for example create a bow in the clouds, to remind him of something, namely his covenant with mankind, another example seems to me is when Noah is in the arc and God recalls that He needs to stop flooding the world. i do apologise if my questions are stupid, but be patient with me and help me out, please. Bless your hearts, Totoo
  3. Feeling blessed to be here, very helpful people and great forums and discussions to learn about the good faith and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Bless your hearts, Amen

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    Jews Versus Gentiles

    i still believe we are all from the same mum and dad, same family, that of Noah and whatever has come after due to the fact that, as mentioned in the good book, people have evil hearts and at some point in time they find a way to find something to cling on to and proudly say: 'we are better than you or the rest of the world because we are so and so and you are not.' As John noted above, in my humble opinion a good Christian tries to find fault with himself / herself first then try to help others. Bless your hearts, Amen
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    Jews Versus Gentiles

    Dear Jordan, i have been following scientific knowledge and learning about life and nature for ever and it has never made me feel any better. There is something about religious belief that makes one feel more secure and safe. Bless your heart, Totoo
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    Jews Versus Gentiles

    Thank you Jordan, By the way, i never dared to deny the 'Flood'. i suppose once one agrees with religious books and views, one cannot help but move back and away from scientific discoveries and beliefs which could always and at any time prove wrong. i heard once somewhere that the devil could have had a hand in all the scientific founding and discoveries to lead the people astray. Best wishes, Totoo
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    Jews Versus Gentiles

    Dear John, i know you are a very busy person, so i'd like you to know how much i appreciate your kindness and effort and precious time to read and reply to people's questions with such care and extent. It is great to learn so much from a simple question and i hope i can learn and take in as much as you kind people offer and supply. Bless your heart, Totoo
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    Jews Versus Gentiles

    Dear John, Thanks so much for your kind reply and quite clear explanation. But i should like to suppose that after the Lord Jesus Christ we are all children of God as long as we believe in Him. Have a great and joyous time, Totoo Dear Dave, Thank you very much for your kind reply and explanation. Sorry for the late reply, I saw John's reply before I saw yours. Bless your heart, Totoo
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    The Answers Are Coming

    Greetings all, i just want to share this and say i feel so blessed to have found onlinebaptist.com and you helpful people. Since my arrival here, i have been able to find more answers and although i am full of questions and doubts, i know and believe that the answers are coming. Thank you all and may the Lord bless your hearts Jeremiah 29:13: 'And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.' Matthew 7:7: 'Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:' Matthew 7:8: 'For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.' Luke 11:9: 'And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.' Luke 11:10: 'For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.'
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    Bach -The Violin Concertos

    Bach is an all time favourite, but i adore his 'Toccata con Fuga in D minor'.
  11. Greetings all, Hope you have had a great and joyous time and started the new year in a God pleasing manner with the Love for God the Father, The Son and Holy Spirit. i had posted a question under another topic which has evolved beautifully but then i realised the replies i have been receiving may have little to do with the topic or question at the top, so i thought it might be a good idea to start a new topic with Salvation in mind so if someone like me with suchlike questions and ambiguities in mind come by could reach the answers as i have been lucky to reach. Dear BBB, Thanks a lot for your kind reply. Which raises other questions which i am trying to understand but will not put forward for now. i need to learn much more and learn to be patient, the answers are coming 🙂 Thank you all for your kind time and attention and care. Bless your hearts and stay beautiful Totoosart
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Dear Pam, Thanks so much for making that more clear for me. I am trying to reach that level of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that would ultimately bestow His gracious Grace upon me. Bless your heart Best wishes and Happy New Year 🙂
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Dear Salyan, Cheers and thank you very much. i prefer English, but i will take a look. It's very thoughtful of you. Bless your heart
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    The Newness Of Salvation

    Dear BBB, Thanks a lot, very kind of you 🙂
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    The Newness Of Salvation

    Dear BBB, I searched YouTube and what came up was probably not what you suggested. Can you please be so kind as to send me a link or more info on John Knox, please? Thanks in advance Dear BBB, I found Pastor James Knox, is that who you meant?
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    The Newness Of Salvation

    Thank you very much, BBB, I'll search online and listen to him, too. Best wishes and Happy New Year 🙂 Stay beautiful
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Thanks a lot, Jim, Well, i suppose if i could have found a church to go to, i would probably not have found you kind people here online. As i mentioned before, it seems practically impossible for me to get baptised since there is no church i could attend and become a regular member and then get disciplined and so on and so forth. Thanks to other kind people above and you i have learnt that i could be saved even if i have not or cannot in the future get baptised and that has brought me great hope. For now, i am studying the Holy Bible regularly, listening to some sermons our kind friends here have suggested and i am trying to strengthen my belief in the Lord as the Saviour and i am also trying to stop my brain asking thoughtful questions, since this belief should come from the heart, not the head. Cheers and best wishes, Happy New Year and may Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upon you and your family and friends today, tomorrow and till the end of time. Stay beautiful
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    The Newness Of Salvation

    Thank you, John i will go and see some right away. Cheers and best wishes
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Dear Salyan, i have been a perfectionist in my work and in my craft. So i guess the desire to be baptised roots in that aspect of my personality, i want to be a perfect Christian, in every way personally possible. i do understand better now, with your and other kind friends' help here. i need to let all go and just hang on to Jesus Christ and all will hopefully be well for me. Thank you all and God bless your hearts Best wishes for the New Year 🙂
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    The Newness Of Salvation

    Thank you for sharing. Can you recommend some pastor or preacher who does not shout and merely discusses the Word of God, please? Cheers and best wishes
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Cheers, Eustace, Bless your heart, i do feel better about not being baptised already. Still would definitely feel better and more relax if i could get baptised. Best wishes
  22. Greetings, i am a newbie and i've been told that the Baptists are the best and that's why i am here. i have been searching the internet, since there aren't any churches i could attend around me, and i've been able to find this website here and i have also been able to watch a few sermons by some Baptist pastors / preachers. What strikes me most is that, although i have watched only a few sermons, i hope it's not the case with all of them, but anyhow, what strikes me is that the pastor talking is saying something about the Bible and then jumps at this or that church or other pastor where and who do something not to his liking. Is this how Christians should behave? talking behind the back of other people to the public? Is this what i should be learning from a Baptist Christian Church pastor? i'd rather stay offline and just read my KJV Bible and try to make out the lessons there for myself. This has not changed my mind about Christianity, people make mistakes, but i am totally horrified. These sermons are available on the internet and YouTube specially and many people can watch and get a wrong idea, won't they? Thank you for your attention and time.
  23. Greetings, Dear Jordan, I have been listening to two pastors on their YouTube channel, who seem to be members and pastors of an IFB church somewhere and in the 'About' tab it reads: . . . Don't expect anything contemporary or liberal. We are an old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible only, soul-winning Baptist church. And i personally did not enjoy having to listen to all the talk that was about other pastors, preachers, churches and so on. In my humble opinion, i have to watch out if i am doing the right thing and it is not my job to judge others, as Jesus Christ seems have done in practise. Now you say, i understand that as something quite different, but i am nobody, so i must be wrong, still allow me to say, in my humble opinion, it has nothing to do with preaching at a sermon, in my humble opinion, again, a pastor has the advantage of the time the people have given him, why? in order to learn the 'Word' of the Lord, which is so many layered and comprehensive, there should be no time wasted on worldly matters during the sermon. If a pastor or preacher or whoever in charge feels obligated to do something about a false preacher a false teacher, a false whatever, they should do something about it at other times and not talk about them as a way to advertise what they are doing better where they are and who they are themselves, no? Again, i apologise, i am merely someone who has just converted and is very enthusiastic about the Faith, not the world. Also cheers and thanks for the links and suggestions. Dear BBB, Thank you for your concern and time, too. i will read more and learn, this might also be a cultural thing, where i am from, we don't talk behind the back of others, it's considered rude and ungentlemanly. i guess i have to learn many things that i dreamt not of. Thank you again. May Lord Bless your hearts and souls The website was down or something, it's OK now 🙂
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Dear Heartstrings, Thanks so much for your kind reply and time. It is heartwarming to learn that and it has been a great load lifted off my heart and mind. Cheers and best wishes
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    The Song That Never Ends.

    i play the drums and i am learning to play the bass in my free time, so i'm no music writer, having said that, i paint and draw too, and since i have converted to Christianity (very recently) i keep thinking about how to portray Christian thoughts and beliefs but what actually happens is when i set up a fresh piece of paper to paint on, all my thoughts are gone and as soon as i put the brush on the paper it goes where it likes to go and the image that i made at the end has nothing much to do with the thoughts at all! Stay beautiful 🙂
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