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    heartstrings got a reaction from Invicta in Repairs   
    Our pump/well is about 31 years old and I think this is the third pressure switch at least.. Ours has been used to water our horses, cattle, sheep and garden over the years, plus the crazy thing gets waterlogged too often and I have to drain the tank. When it's waterlogged, the switch is tripping constantly. We have another well now, too, which is strictly used for the sheep pastures but, this one still gets used alot.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Repairs   
    Last weekend, the controller on our well pump went out. The capacitor had melted down. I went to town, bought another, and installed it: quick fix.
    But yesterday morning, the points (contacts) on the pump's pressure switch burned out on one side so there were no baths until I got home from work with a new unit.
    I changed it out after dark with my sweetie holding the flashlight. The parts on a farm's well do take a beating. Surprised this one lasted as long as it did. 

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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Repairs   
    Last weekend, the controller on our well pump went out. The capacitor had melted down. I went to town, bought another, and installed it: quick fix.
    But yesterday morning, the points (contacts) on the pump's pressure switch burned out on one side so there were no baths until I got home from work with a new unit.
    I changed it out after dark with my sweetie holding the flashlight. The parts on a farm's well do take a beating. Surprised this one lasted as long as it did. 

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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in 3D Printing   
    Well, the printer(parts) came in, and my Grandson and I began assembling it at the kitchen table. I finished it up, wired it, and loaded the control software on my laptop but it would not communicate with the machine. Seems the software was configured to load the driver(a separate program) into Windows 7 only; Why I have no idea. So I had to download a copy of the driver from a website and install it manually. The trick was in corresponding with the folks in China, who only check their email late at night.......from our perspective.......and through a lot of not-so-good English and most of the instructions they sent in Chinese characters, I finally obtained the right driver. It's working fine now. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDe1jx4CeBE
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in 3D Printing   
    Well, the printer(parts) came in, and my Grandson and I began assembling it at the kitchen table. I finished it up, wired it, and loaded the control software on my laptop but it would not communicate with the machine. Seems the software was configured to load the driver(a separate program) into Windows 7 only; Why I have no idea. So I had to download a copy of the driver from a website and install it manually. The trick was in corresponding with the folks in China, who only check their email late at night.......from our perspective.......and through a lot of not-so-good English and most of the instructions they sent in Chinese characters, I finally obtained the right driver. It's working fine now. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDe1jx4CeBE
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in 3D Printing   
    Well, the printer(parts) came in, and my Grandson and I began assembling it at the kitchen table. I finished it up, wired it, and loaded the control software on my laptop but it would not communicate with the machine. Seems the software was configured to load the driver(a separate program) into Windows 7 only; Why I have no idea. So I had to download a copy of the driver from a website and install it manually. The trick was in corresponding with the folks in China, who only check their email late at night.......from our perspective.......and through a lot of not-so-good English and most of the instructions they sent in Chinese characters, I finally obtained the right driver. It's working fine now. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDe1jx4CeBE
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Life--Light--Love   
    “Herein is love . . . that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). JDM
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in Question for Pastor Markle   
    Thanks Brother Markle,
    I know the manuscript below is from the 14th Century; but it does seem to me that, in this particular usage, the "man" became "ordeyned" by his own actions.
    With us, as to temptacioun, which peyne
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    Highte concupiscence./ And this concupiscence, 
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    whan it is wrongfully disposed 
    336
    Or ordeyned in man, it maketh hym coveite,
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    By coveitise of flessh, flesshly synne, by sighte
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    Of his eyen as to erthely thynges, and eek
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    Coveitise of hynesse by pride of herte./
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    Now, as for to speken of the firste coveitise,
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    That is concupiscence, after the lawe of oure

    From "The Canturbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer, circa late 14th Century
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Question for Pastor Markle   
    Thanks for all your help!
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    Invicta. The Bible says that old Brother Simon "believed". Have you ever sinned or been "overtaken in a fault"? I have. He was rebuked, bro, and instead of rebelling, he repented in fear and asked for prayer. Sounds like a brother in Christ to me.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Question for Pastor Markle   
    I agree with you; I already believe they weren't "ordained" by anyone but themselves. I'm just trying to nail this thing down once and for all.
     
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    heartstrings reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Question for Pastor Markle   
    First, a correction in my third paragraph --
    I wrote, "However, for the Greek verb "tasso" the perfect, passive, participle form and the middle, passive, participle form are the same."
    I should have written, "However, for the Greek verb "tasso" the perfect, passive, participle form and the perfect, middle, participle form are the same."
    The underlined portions are wherein the correction should be.  I will be editing my posting above to correct this.
    Now, to answer your question --
    Because in the Greek the perfect, passive, participle form and the perfect, middle, participle form are the same.  This means that the verb could be a perfect, MIDDLE, participle rather than a perfect, PASSIVE, participle.  As such, the flow of thought COULD indicate that the Gentiles had performed this action upon themselves.  For me this fits the contextual flow of thought in revealing the direct contrast between the believing Gentiles and the rejecting Jews, who certainly DID judge THEMSELVES unworthy of everlasting life.  In both cases then, personal decision is being emphasized and contrasted.
    Would a Calvinist have a strong case against my position?  Yes, if he argued heavily for the passive meaning of the verb, as opposed to the middle meaning of the verb.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in "Repent of Your Sins" False gospel   
    Nobody killed Christ.
     John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
     
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in "Repent of Your Sins" False gospel   
    Nobody killed Christ.
     John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
     
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from DaveW in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    You never ask anyone to pray for you? I do. Sometimes, when I feel pretty low, and don't feel like I could get a prayer through, I think (thought bubble)......"maybe my brother here is closer to God than I am, and can get a prayer through for me" sort of like this......
    .....Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3
    and so........
    13Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    The brother was of a humble spirit, and instead of getting all haughty and prideful about it, he showed the fear of God (The beginning of wisdom the Book says) and he simply asked them to pray. So I still believe I'll meet old Brother Simon up there. :)
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from DaveW in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    You never ask anyone to pray for you? I do. Sometimes, when I feel pretty low, and don't feel like I could get a prayer through, I think (thought bubble)......"maybe my brother here is closer to God than I am, and can get a prayer through for me" sort of like this......
    .....Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3
    and so........
    13Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    The brother was of a humble spirit, and instead of getting all haughty and prideful about it, he showed the fear of God (The beginning of wisdom the Book says) and he simply asked them to pray. So I still believe I'll meet old Brother Simon up there. :)
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    Perish is also used for simply "dying". 
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    Invicta. The Bible says that old Brother Simon "believed". Have you ever sinned or been "overtaken in a fault"? I have. He was rebuked, bro, and instead of rebelling, he repented in fear and asked for prayer. Sounds like a brother in Christ to me.
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    heartstrings reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    Certainly, he was a saved believer.  Biblical context is fairly clear on the matter.  it is preconceived doctrine that leads to a different conclusion.
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    heartstrings reacted to Bob from England in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    Many thanks for your helpful reply.
    When I first read this back in the 1970s I thought that he wasn't truly saved. 
    However, as I've looked into my own heart and life, and seen how many times I've come short, I can see that, yes, he was truly saved but in need of repentance which he duly exhibited.
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    heartstrings reacted to swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    Simon was saved.  How could it read any other way?
    Verse 9 tells us that Simon's sorcery was past, he didn't do it anymore.
    Verse 11 tells us that his actions are past tense, not doing it anymore.
    Verses 12 and 13 show that people that held Simon in high regard believed on the Lord (Got Saved) and were Baptized and he did likewise.  It reads no other way.
    Verses 18-24 show as Heartstrings pointed out, this man sinned and was rebuked and he made repentance and did not want to do wrong.  Admitting and not wanting to do wrong is a sign of being saved.  In Proverbs it says the wise in heart receive commandments.  Simon did because he was.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    The Bible says that he "believed". All babies have to grow up.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    The Bible says that he "believed". All babies have to grow up.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Climate change   
    "Condemn" is a pretty strong word. But I do judge folk by their fruit. Everything I mentioned is in the "Left's" agenda. But I didn't say "all" I said "the vast majority" do thus and so. For example, I have a first cousin who I love dearly. He believes the "climate change" nonsense but also holds to the second amendment, thinks a man aught to marry a woman, and hates abortion.
    Sad. My Wife's good friend is Chinese, born and raised in the PRC under "Chairman Mao" and my son is marrying a woman from the former Soviet Union. Their folks still live over there and it kind of brings these places a lot closer to home for me.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?   
    The Bible says that he "believed". All babies have to grow up.
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