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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    I tell them I am neither..  After a couple of Bible verses, those are out. Then they try to pin me as a "universalist", "synergist", "pelagian" or "semi-pelagian" but as we get further into the Bible, it shows that I am none of those either. Got any more names?
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Speaking in tongues   
    shine ma shoe
    tie ma bowtie
    shinemashoetiemybowtie shinemashoetiemybowtie shinemashoetiemybowtie  :)
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    I tell them I am neither..  After a couple of Bible verses, those are out. Then they try to pin me as a "universalist", "synergist", "pelagian" or "semi-pelagian" but as we get further into the Bible, it shows that I am none of those either. Got any more names?
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Speaking in tongues   
    shine ma shoe
    tie ma bowtie
    shinemashoetiemybowtie shinemashoetiemybowtie shinemashoetiemybowtie  :)
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Rebecca in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
     
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from swathdiver in Spirit separation service   
    Yes, but how can others know we are "filled with the Spirit"?  They (and we) can know because the Spirit of God is manifested by love. See 1 John 4  the entire chapter
    Now please read Romans 12. If we obey the first two verses, we can walk in the Spirit, and are "not conformed to this world". Then we can do what is in the rest of the chapter,  effective witnesses through love.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Spirit separation service   
    Depends on how one defines "separation". The Bible says you can't worship God without "spirit and truth".
    Some emphasize truth with no spirit and others have plenty of "spirit" but no truth. But the two are inseparable. (no pun intended).
    Some are so "separated" they forget how to treat others, even in their own church.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Rebecca in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
     
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Rebecca in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
     
     
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
    Thank you for uploading the video on the newborn lambs. Everyday the farmers and the ranchers are blessed with experiencing the wonders of new life, working with God's creation and living in the wonderful outdoors.
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    heartstrings reacted to Jim_Alaska in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
    We also had some new arrivals. These two guys arrived about five weeks ago. They are Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in Marriage Ceremony   
    Jesus attended a wedding with lots of guests, for which he turned in the neighborhood 100 gallons of water into wine. Point is, it wasn't done quietly and discreetly like going down to the courthouse. Did I mention a license at that wedding? No, I said that the Bible says 'Be subject to every ordinance of man". Why? For testimony's sake. Abstain from appearance of evil. Get married, make it public, and by doing so, testify to the World that you are committed to honouring God.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in Marriage Ceremony   
    Jesus went to as public wedding. The Bible says to "submit to every ordinance of man" and to "abstain from all appearance of evil.".
    Have a wedding, make it legal, make it public, what's so hard about that?
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Rebecca in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
     
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Spirit separation service   
     The Spirit of God is about love, not merely "do's and don'ts. This, I think, illustrates how "spirit and separation" are inseparable......
    Romans 13: 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
    A man once told me he didn't like my church because it was "too legalistic". Acts of "separation" CAN be legalistic if they're done for the wrong reasons. But it's not "legalistic" if it's done in the spirit of love. For instance, if you love your neighbor you will not "dress" provocatively in front of him/her. You won't dance provocatively either. You won't drink or smoke because you don't want to be a stumblingblock. You will try not to be a bad influence in other habits and behaviors because you're doing it out of love and if you're doing it out of love how can you be judgmental of your neighbor who doesn't do as you do? I'm agreeing with you. Good post! :)
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    heartstrings got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Spirit separation service   
    Depends on how one defines "separation". The Bible says you can't worship God without "spirit and truth".
    Some emphasize truth with no spirit and others have plenty of "spirit" but no truth. But the two are inseparable. (no pun intended).
    Some are so "separated" they forget how to treat others, even in their own church.
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    heartstrings reacted to 1Timothy115 in Spirit separation service   
    Howdy heartstrings, its been a while, nice to hear from you. There is a lot of "truth" in what you said above. 
    I'm looking more at the effect of "spirit and truth" worship and not quenching the Spirit resulting in service to the local church and the lost. I suppose the best definition is Be in the world but not of the world. Or, our separation for the purpose of God using us to further His purpose.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Rebecca in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
     
     
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    heartstrings reacted to No Nicolaitans in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    Okay. Thank you for explaining further.
    As I read both the scripture and your re-wording of it, the giants were already in existence at the time; in which, the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men and bare children to them. Therefore, I don't see how the children born from the two groups could be the giants.
    I will drop this now. Thank you for your Christian attitude in answering my original question.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Invicta in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    Good to see this topic here with no debate. I agree with y'all. "Sons of God" were/are believers; not ''angels''  :)
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Rebecca in One of our sheep had four lambs :)   
     
     
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    heartstrings reacted to DaveW in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    I also had not considered that line of thought, but then it occurred to me:
    Gen 6
     19  And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
     20  Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
    So I think not. 
    I had to check the exact wording of the passage, but it certainly seems inclusive.
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    heartstrings reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    Brother Wretched,
    That was certainly an interesting thought.  It is a completely new thought for me, since I had never encountered it before.  Thus I have indeed given it some thoughtful consideration.  At the present time, however, I would lean away from that understanding, since everything else within the immediate context of Genesis 6:1-4 seems to be focused upon mankind, not animal kind.
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    heartstrings reacted to DaveW in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    I think something that people ignore is that men like Goliath were called giants - they were just big guys, not "Jack and the beanstalk" giants.
    Taken like that, the giants were men noted for their size, and the mighty men were simply men noted for their fighting skill, as with the "mighty men of valour" noted in various places of the OT.
    And I agree with Pastor Scott - two separate groups of guys noted for different reasons, who were prominent at that time. 
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