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  1. Bro. I have a SWEET little Wife at home who would give you the shirt off her back and she harbors no bitterness toward anyone, even to people who have wronged her. But let someone mess with one of her children or grandchildren and I can assuredly promise you that she'll be like a "she bear robbed of her whelps": know what I'm saying?
  2. Yes, that mentality breeds an "us and them" relationship instead of brotherly love and unity. It's not Biblical. The closest thing I know of that would even come close would be "withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house lest he be wearied of thee....." which is another thing entirely.
  3. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Because the Lord healed his Mother in Law
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  5. Bro, yes there is a long interesting history between our two countries. I will say no more about that other than, in light of that you're in no position to judge us. But here's an interesting observation for you to ponder: Around the 1st century, Rome was the conquering empire of the day, even rulers of the British Isles, and the supreme ruler and bearer of "the sword" at that time. But even at that, it was apparently legal and sanctioned by the Lord for two of the disciples to carry "swords". Eagles have talons, lions have teeth, even sheep have horns, and Americans are free to keep an bear arms. NO apologies here.
  6. Apples and Oranges: Organized, ecumenical religion, and particularly the Catholic Church, is a false "universal" church from the get-go. The real "church" is every bloodwashed believer from Genesis to Revelation who has ever been saved or ever will be saved. Today, now, we have local churches, but in the end we will all be one in Christ. What so hard about that, and what's the big deal anyway? Seriously, can we just agree on that as "fundamental" and remain "independent" without joining or answering to an outside authority. Know what I'm saying?
  7. Romans 13: 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. I know that is referring to government, per se. But my Bible says that I, as the husband, am to "rule" my house, and it says the "Elders" are to "rule" the church. However you want to interpret that is your business. Just know that if anyone tries to shoot up our church or break into my house to "do evil" to my family they will very likely be met with "the sword". After the emergency at hand has been dealt with and If they're still conscious after they're laid flat, then we'll tell them about Jesus.
  8. Yes, I agree; cowards, not soldiers. All I can say is, let them try it in some of these little country IFB and SBC churches where many of the folks are armed.
  9. Do you ever look up definitions of Bible words in a dictionary?
  10. I'm afraid it does, bro. Surely you must realize that nobody "ordains" "concupiscence" in a man, but himself? In view of this meaning of the word "ordained", the Gentiles in Acts 34 had arranged, ordered, established, their lives to "eternal life" of their own choice as well. So, basically the ones who did want to go to Heaven believed and any atheists present obviously would not. Likewise, today, people all over the world are counting on some type of afterlife however false or misdirected their concept may be. I have found definitions like "fixed", "appointed", "established", "arranged" "ordered" and "disposed". but I have not run across any definition of "ordained" as being "taught the facts". ." From Adam we took original sin; "from him fleshly descended be we all, and engendered of vile and corrupt matter;" and the penalty of Adam's transgression dwelleth with us as to temptation, which penalty is called concupiscence. "This concupiscence, when it is wrongfully disposed or ordained in a man, it maketh him covet, by covetise of flesh, fleshly sin by sight of his eyes, as to But earthly things, and also covetise of highness by pride of heart."---Chaucer
  11. You know for a long time, since 911, I have been an advocate of deporting every single Muslim from our country. And it just dawned on me: if we started doing that, surely we would have a "civil war" on our hands.
  12. A few things I have discovered about this subject: #1 Neither Acts 13:48, nor any of the associated verses, says who ordained these Gentiles. #2 According to another use of the word "ordained", I have found in early English Literature, a person can become "ordained" to something of their own accord. See "The Parson's Tale" which is a section of "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer. #3. The Greek word tasso, translated as "ordained" in Acts 13:48, is the same word translated as "addicted" in 1 Corinthians 16:15. So, what I think it means is that those Gentiles, though lost at the time, who already passionately desired eternal life(of their own freewill), readily believed on the Lord when they heard the Gospel.. There are also Gentiles today who, though they are lost, greatly desire and expect eternal life: Muslims, particularly "shaheeds"; suicide bombers.
  13. No, But we will adopt them
  14. My son likes these. http://www.bluechippick.net/ . I use a Golden Gate when playing fast rhythm or flat picking. Those triangle picks aren't very good for that IMO. The best picks IMO, are made from tortoise shell but they're hard to find and probably illegal But I also like to finger-pick, with bare fingers, like here at the 2:30 mark
  15. almost exactly Almost the same menu we had. We also had giblet gravy, English peas, chocolate cake, lemon squares, cranberry sauce, but no sweet taters.