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    He shall feed his flock like a shepherd....
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  1. Adam and Eve once lived in a sinless state. Adam had fellowship with God. But when Adam sinned, he died spiritually and all former fellowship was broken. So, now, the human race is in a fallen world full of suffering, tribulations and death. Without these things, it is doubtful that anyone could see their desperate need of a savior.
  2. Good to know hats are OK for both........
  3. Yes
  4. Ok, maybe you're saying something like "sin existed in me, but was "dead", but when the "commandment came" sin "came alive again"? If so, I guess that's plausible but it's not much difference from the way I understand it. I believe we are all born with a SIN NATURE. But I think we can both agree that little kids are in innocence until they begin to actually CHOOSE to sin; correct? Because I certainly don't believe the Calvinistic stuff, namely that God "elected" some babies for Heaven (and by default, others for Hell).
  5. Something with "renewed energy" must already exist as well. So what are you getting at?
  6. Romans 7:9 For- "because" I- "I" was- "existed" alive- "spiritually alive" or "not dead"(cannot be speaking of physical because he is still physically alive) without- "in the absence of" the law "the law" once: " at one time in the past; formerly:" but "on the contrary; yet:...." when the commandment came, This is what we need explained: WHEN did the "commandment" "come" and WHERE did it "come" from sin- we all should know what that is revived- "to give new strength or energy to" . , and I died.- (again: this cannot be speaking of physical death) Looks pretty simple to me brother.
  7. Maybe something like, when little Jonny tries to take something off the coffee table, Mama says "no, no" (Law), but when Jonny sees Mama's head is turned, sneaks his hand over and does it anyway?(Sin) Yes
  8. Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. Adam also was "alive" without the law and without salvation. Adam's "commandment" came when he was told not to eat from the tree of knowledge. But when he did so, Adam died just as God had warned. At that moment, Adam not only began to die physically, but he also became dead in trespasses and sins. Likewise, I believe every child is "alive" until they commit their first sin. Babies are not "saved" because they have done nothing (yet) to be saved from, but I believe they are "safe".
  9. The morning I got saved, the title of the message was "The Lord is my Shepherd". Bro. Billy Parsons spoke with tears in his eyes and a choked up voice. He never got loud or red-faced. It's impossible to be real if one is full of self, instead of the Holy Ghost. I made a beeline for the altar and gave my heart to Jesus.
  10. Here is a nice little article on the "changes". https://bible.org/article/changes-kjv-1611-illustration here's an example of how John 3:16 was "changed" https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/King-James-Bible-English/
  11. A short story to entertain you! Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every mom...ent of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years." Apparently, I'm still lost....it's a man thing.
  12. HAHAHAHA! good one.
  13. I agree, it was addressed to Christians breaking laws, but I would think it could also apply to all evil deeds, like Hitler invading Poland and murdering Jews in concentration camps, the Japanese attacking pearl harbor, or Saddam Hussein gassing the Kurds. God used man/governments to judge them all as you well know. But, I don't believe Israel has the right or propensity to attack our "muslim led country" unless we violate/attack them first. Hopefully we'll not vote Hitlery into office either.
  14. No, because you wouldn't be "cursing" God's people or showing preemptive aggression. This verse is speaking to bloodwashed, born again Christians and it applies: Romans 13:4"................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." In other words, if you rob my store, break into my house, murder someone and run afoul of the Government, or attack another country, whatever happens next is your fault. But I don't believe Israel would do that.
  15. I got it too, noticed the word "kindly". Probably a "419" (Nigerian) scam.