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  1. According to many men in my country, the recipe is having young maids around. That's what kept their marriage spicy. Women in my country are insane, they let this happen and are boastful about it. Most if not all marriages that lasted in my country were marriages between 1 man + 1 woman + 4 or more mistresses.
  2. Finding one sound in doctrine is also difficult. As mentioned previously, I only wish for more catering to single adults, but I understand if it doesn't happen. It's a rare thing to see older people being single. But you talked about men groups, I also find that important. The speeches are targeting mostly husbands and fathers, but single men also need encouragement, especially when they face temptations and different problems. The wives are very cautious when befriending single women, especially younger ones. I honestly don't blame them. There have been numerous scandals and breaking up of families when one's spouse wasn't guarded properly. I think families definitely enjoy interacting with other families.
  3. They've explained that being baptized is the only way to be accepted. I have relatives in many regions so I visit places and I've attended assemblies. All told me that it's always baptism + belief that saves. One assembly is affiliated with at least 15 other assemblies. I've attended a Baptist conference where people from various Baptist places came and gave speeches. Not one of them presented any plan of salvation during or after the meeting. Obviously, if you were to ask any attendees what does it mean to be saved, they would say 'baptism' or 'just be good' as replies. The message got corrupted in my country. Pentecostals [which are more prevalent] have the same thinking: baptism + belief. Only when I visited the UK, I've realized that there are Baptists who believe Christ is sufficient. American/Western Baptists are different in beliefs.
  4. Definitely. Talking from Eastern Europe. We have tons of cults. Actually the main 'belief system' is Orthodoxy and everything else is considered 'cult' However, it's extremely upsetting to say this, but MOST Baptist congregations in my country trust in their baptism rather than the finished atonement of our Redeemer. All people who are Baptist insist baptism is a necessary means for salvation. They are basically the same as Orthodox but they think they 'have the right way'. One thing that always felt present in Orthodoxy while I was growing up was Christ appearing very weak. Even saints seemed more important, they would grant wishes if we were to request them. Orthodox people are obsessed with Mary, again Christ appearing so much weak and powerless. But with these 'Baptists' in my country, Christ is also weak. You perform a ritual and only then you will be accepted. They say it's 'half-half'. Basically baptism + belief. Only with American Baptist I saw Christ as a King and powerful Being, the one that has the entire Glory but other belief system want man to have some glory as if any man would be worthy.
  5. Don't get me wrong, It's good to attend if you're a woman with family or have kids, but if you're a single older man/woman it's pointless to attend, most sermons aren't oriented or directed at you, you just don't exist as a believer if you don't have a family or kids. Especially older woman, the sermons are only addressed to wives or young girls. Visit if you have a friend or partner to introduce you to people, stay away if you're a newcomer to the assembly. Worship by yourself if you can't gain anything from attending. Also, I know this will be unpopular but expecting people to attend ALL services is ridiculous. PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED after working for hours, they need to relax. I'm saying it's enough 1 day or 1 time during week. I'm convinced pastors fill up the week with useless stuff to attend so that they appear 'busy for the Lord' in front of their crowd or community. People have lives and stressful duties to attend to, they don't need scolding and criticism for missing services.
  6. It will be troubling for all of us worldwide, those of us with a non-leftist perspective. The Conservatives have shot themselves in the foot when they started accepting profane rappers and questionable people just because they said 1 good thing 1 time, some defended Trump protesters that pooped in Capitol I never really got into Trump, he had some good points overall, but if you've seen his posts they were often comedic. It was hard to take him seriously. I can't understand how people see Trump as godly I get it that many considered him a lesser, more acceptable evil, but it's better to have no evil at all. Biden is so extreme with his leftist perspective, it's actually scary.
  7. This is amazing! I've been wanting to do the baptism for over a year now. I've had various opportunities to do it before, but the doctrine at this particular church was faulty, they wanted me to get baptised to become to 'be saved', they fully believe in baptismal regeneration and I refused baptism there. They told me I could only become a 'sister' after baptistm. I hope to find a sound-doctrine church in my local area that will soon allow baptisms.
  8. This thing has been bothering me for a while and I wanna know what a mature believer would do. I live with people, all of them against my beliefs, some of them are Orthodox but they don't practice, most don't have a religion. They receive demonic gifts and prints on food and they buy demonic stuff. But I throw them away secretly. So one of my relatives received a t-shirt with a demonic curse on it. I searched for it and threw it away. Another relative received food that had a demonic logo. I also threw that away. But I'll get caught eventually, I cannot just remove stuff but I cannot live in the same place with these horrific objects. One cousin is a metal fan and has all sorts of scary memorabilia. It's sickening to have to look upon this daily, it affects me mentally to live with their stuff and not be able to get away cause I can't afford to move. Any advice? What would you do? I wish I could continue and throw away their trash cause that's what it is, but I can't throw away large things, it will be too obvious
  9. Believers/preachers always talking about the word 'religion' as a negative. Yet there's a verse in James where undefiled and pure religion is commendable. I think people want to refer to vain rituals, empty religion. But religion can be good I'm not scared of the word, it relates to beliefs, but many times I see it presented as a wrong thing.
  10. Oh, sorry. Got caught up in some posts that mentioned pictures of God. I agree with you, that there's nothing wrong with having pictures of any created thing as long as people don't worship it.
  11. Drawing pictures of God is completely disrespectful, to me it shows less reverence when people claim to have this liberty. It's a guaranteed false/inaccurate image of Him, so I'm not sure why people bother with trying to guess his physical appearance. As for graven images, I received angel sculptures as gifts plenty of time, but I didn't feel comfortable in keeping them. They were naked women or babies with wings, this also represents a mocking of celestial creatures since we aren't aware how angels look, only that they are referred to as masculine.
  12. Curious about this.. For my own preference, I prefer a female doctor for any field.
  13. After looking at these passages presented, I've come to this conclusion: Marry a believer * a getting to know or courtship period is necessary, people sometimes are unpredictable or give false information, so making sure a mate is saved is a vital aspect before tying the knot If in a marriage with a non-believer, either: * stay if he's acceptable and treats you nicely * leave if he's abusive or unbearable, however stay separated but don't remarry Now, Jordan stated that a man should accept a cheating spouse, but what man does that? I've seen how men stop loving cheating wives, it affects men more than women who are more prone to forgive cheating husbands. Still, a painful betrayal in both cases
  14. Having a big family can cure depression, anxiety and social problems. Being an only child has made me very aware of my solitude but also more selfish. Friends are different, sometimes you can't just talk every subject with a friend. When there are very few in a family, one is left without anyone by the time they're old. Having a brother or sister is a blessing, esp one that is of the same faith. Be thankful if you are in great terms with your siblings, there are many of us wishing to be in your position.
  15. Stay safe! I hope your discomfort will disappear. anything health related is unpleasant to deal with Not a surprise that we all look forward to an incorruptible body, free of fatigue and any limitations/sufferings
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