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    He shall feed his flock like a shepherd....
  • Birthday 04/06/1961

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  1. heartstrings added a post in a topic Sold!   

    I don't know. That's a tough call.
    We all have to do business, however frequently, with folks whose religions and sins we don't agree with. I have refused to do graphics work which was profane and lost a good customer another time because I declined to put a "scripture" on his store window out of the NIV.
    In my sign business, I've sold dozens of signs to Pentecostals, Holiness, Assemblies of God, "COGIC", Church of Christ, Seventh Day Adventist, etc. Last week, I constructed and sold a sign, to a church (a repeat customer) which has a woman "pastor", speaks in tongues and doesn't believe in eternal security. Last month, I sold one to a Freewill Baptist church . I have to make the call whether or not to make signs for religious folk who work their way to Heaven, get "saved" by baptism, speak in tongues, have woman preachers, worship a god who might revoke your salvation or even a nasty one who dooms you to Hell simply because he didn't unconditionally choose you before the foundation of the world. So. again, when you're in business and have to make the decisions, it's a tough call sometimes. Hey, I've even done work for a lesbian before,. The sign had nothing to do with "lesbianism" but if it had, yeah I would have declined; and probably be in trouble with the authorities. I wouldn't have baked that cake either.
    Back to the Muslims, I don't participate in any of my customers' prayers or blasphemies; I'm just in the business to sell sheep. But like I said, the Muslims, with their particularly sick and dangerous brand of religion, make me a little nervous. So I'm glad all the sheep are sold for the season and I don't have to deal with them anymore this year; Hopefully never again. My hope is to continue in the sheep business and to acquire a few buyers, primarily from South Florida, who will buy larger numbers of animals, on the hoof, and haul them away like the last one did.
  2. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
    Does God love those who are not elect?

  3. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
    If nothing else it shows that serving God and others, writing down the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Ghost, was most important to Paul.
              9 hours ago, heartstrings said:
    Are those who are not 'elect', the enemies of God?
    I know what I think: I'm asking you.
  4. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    Yes, I've read Romans 9, many times. let me ask you a question.
    Are those who are not 'elect', the enemies of God?
  5. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    Romans 5
    6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly elect?
    No, that's not what it says in the King James Bible

  6. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    I didn't mean "I" destroyed anything: that was a typo. Sorry.
    God graciously gives you the choice to hang on to Calvinism, as well as the choice for me to deny it but I will tell you this: even though He freely gives us choices in this life, He alone controls the consequences of those choices. The word "sovereignty" does not appear in the King James Bible, but God is all powerful: He will put all those who reject Jesus in Hell.
  7. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    Jesus spoke in parables, "paralleling" spiritual things with the natural world. The natural world is all they were capable of understanding. He didn't just tell some enigmatic story just to sound esoteric. In another place He said "Jerusalem, Jersalem, how oft would I have gathered thee.........". The word "would" is a form, of the word "will". It was his will that they ne saved but they "would" not.
    Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
    Does the phrase "all men", in the above verse,  mean two different things? If it doesn't, It totally destroys your Calvinist doctrine in one verse. But your pride won't let you see that because you have closed your eyes just like the Children of Israel did theirs.
  8. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    1 Timothy 2King James Version (KJV) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Looks pretty plain to me: "all" means all. Why do the Calvinists or "reformed" keep insisting otherwise? I don't understand that.
  9. heartstrings added a post in a topic R. C. Sproul Jr.   

    ....or brain-a-dryl?
  10. heartstrings added a topic in Music   

  11. heartstrings added a topic in The Lounge   

    ...and called their name Adam.......
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  12. heartstrings added a topic in Music   

    More Bluegrass
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  13. heartstrings added a post in a topic Opinions On Atheists?   

    Opinion on Atheists? I was once one myself.
    The Bible says that God is love. But He isn't just some "force". He is a personality and He isn't just a living being; He is life itself. He isn't just telling the truth: He is truth. There is truth, justice, peace and love in the World. Those good things that pop up into your life; words and acts of kindness, fortunate situations, benefits and gifts, etc. are His way of reaching out to you. God is a giver; the ultimate giver.
  14. heartstrings added a topic in The Lounge   

    We sold our first 17 lambs of the season at the rate of one, two, or three at the time, and 6 of those were to Muslims.  Madjid from Oman, "Mo" from Bahrain, Isaac and Saeed from Saudi Arabia came and slaughtered on the farm. These particular guys seemed friendly enough but I never look forward to dealing with Muslims as they're too persistent in "negotiating" the price and just the prospect of having young Muslims around makes me a little nervous.  They had also agreed to bury the remains but they left heads and feet sticking out of the ground and when I returned Saturday afternoon, it was stinking to high heaven. But last Friday afternoon we sold 15 rams to Ignacio, from Ocala, FL, and that pretty much wrapped up the 2015 lamb crop sales. He loaded up the rams and never said one word about my price in spite of the fact that I got a very good price for them .  That's the way I like to sell sheep.
    We have only 3 rams left now: One isn't ready to sell, another is reserved for a customer who will use him for breeding and the last one, with exceptional body size and horn growth, will be kept for a while; hopefully to sell to the trophy/game farm market.  Friday night, I had another customer call wanting 10 more lambs, another called Sunday night, two more texted me yesterday and another this morning. I'm sure the Muslims will be calling wanting lambs for their "Eid Al Adha" day in a few weeks, but it will be good to tell them we're sold out; I just don't want to deal with them. I would rather just sell all the lambs to one or two buyers and be done with it.
    This fall, we have an additional 20 ewes ready to breed, possibly 30 more and several buyers who have asked to be put on our list so, it could get even more interesting next season.
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  15. heartstrings added a post in a topic More Webb Family   

    Thanks guys. We enjoy singing for and fellowshipping with God's people. Jam sessions are the most fun. Lots of good times there.