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AcceptedintheBeloved

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  1. My parents are still together but they have been arguing significantly (I don't live with them anymore). My father is unsaved, is a secular Jew, and my mother who was raised Catholic has in the past few years informed me of becoming "Christian" has been listening to false preachers like Joel Osteen and Bernardo Stamateas (and his wife Alejandra Stamateas) who don't preach on sin for obvious reasons. Because I am not fluent in Spanish, I had a feeling in my heart that the Stamateas family is promoting a false gospel and have been looking for confirmation. Yesterday, I found a website that exposed him, which confirmed my suspicion. I also had a really disconcerting conversation with my mother two days ago where she told me that the Bible says love yourself like you love God. When I confronted her about this, telling her I read the Bible through every year and my friends (one who is a former pastor) also do, and I don't think any of them can cite a verse of scripture of what she is referring to (with the exception of 2 Ti 3:2). Then, she became exasperated and said that loving yourself was even part of the Ten Commandments. I told her countless times to read scripture, even sending her links to A Traves de La Biblia (a translation of McGee's ThrutheBible) so at least she can be weaned as a baby Christian. I asked her one or two years ago if she asked Jesus to forgive her and she said yes, but it is really hard for me to believe she's saved when she doesn't read nor want to read the Bible (even though she could read Osteen's books) and I don't see a new life in her. Again, it is not my place to judge. Please pray for the salvation of both of them. I had tried to witness to my dad years ago too, especially when he got cancer in 2015 (I believe) which he rapidly recovered from. I've been very discouraged about them because I don't see how my father can get saved if my mom who professes to be Christian is constantly accusing him of things like cheating or spying on her phone (I think she's paranoid, possibly pathological) if he's always on the defense. I feel like there would be more hope for him if she did not leave such a bad testimony. My dad told me a few days ago that all he wants is peace. I apologize that this is of very personal nature, but since you don't know my name, nor theirs, I do not consider it gossip. I am just at the point where I feel like there is no hope for them. Sometimes, it is very hard for me to pray for them consistently because of the discouragement.
  2. Thanks for your honesty and two cents. It really is how the Lord leads. Some of us have health conditions too, which limits how much we can reasonably care for each child. I have never had kids yet, but I have been informed by more than one specialist to inform by doctors as soon as I plan on having kids so that my pregnancy could be planned accordingly.
  3. As quoted, God uses/has used other means to reveal Himself, but I would still say that His greatest revelation to the English-Speaking people was in our A.V and the missionary activities that emanated from this translation (Ro 10:17).
  4. Then there is the obvious cf. in Ro 1:20. It's kind of like how on stories of missionary trips you hear about people's conscience hearing of a Son who died but could not yet connect the dots until another is sent (Ro 10:15).
  5. This "confirmation" is confirmed scripturally in 1 Co 2:10-13.
  6. I meant unbiased in the sense that much of history is written by those that conquer and that the Jesuits have managed to permeate many aspects of government and education, and I am assuming the press. I thought about using wikipedia but I was weary of using it because sometimes the authors of a specific article are partial to what they are writing about. Ditto for youtube, where there is significant censorship. Right, the Great Private Interpreter.
  7. I am reading Dr.William Grady's Book, Final Authority about the history/ms., and canonization of the KJV as compared to the faulty Alexandrian ms., and I don't exactly know who the Benedictines are. I know that they're obviously connected to the Catholics and established a monastery, but I am having a hard time finding an unbiased explanation of them on the internet. It's not in Grady's glossary or appendix either.

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