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  1. We've been enjoying our fresh beef. Last night we had tenderloin steak and tonight hamburgers. Num!
  2. Welcome.
  3. (I sure wish we had a funnier laughing emoticon - this guy still makes me think he's chewing with his mouth open. LOL)
  4. You guys crack me up. But I hate to tell you this: on my screen, NoNic was the first post on page 1000...
  5. There is nothing scriptural about the Catholic church. You can protest all day long that there is, but one of two things: you are very unlearned in scripture, or you are spoofing us. River of Life may have begun as a Baptist church, but it has done what far too many churches have: they've joined the emergent church movement. This is likely why you are comfortable in both the RCC and this church. .
  6. If that Baptist church looks the other way as folks who are members of another church - whatever the denomination - join, it is not a biblical Baptist church. I'm sorry, but you cannot be yoked up with a church that prays to icons (completely disregarding the Bible), puts the human vessel who carried the Son of God on an equal plane with that Son of God, teaches that a fallible man (the priest) can absolve sins - if certain acts are followed - etc., etc, and a Baptist church that is following the Bible. THAT is where the NT commands to be separate come in. And, BTW, Baptist are not Protestant. They were never part of the RCC to begin with. We've already discussed that point, remember? So "other" Protestant church is a misnomer. Being upfront with the pastor about retaining your membership in the RCC is not telling your beliefs to him. It's being honest about your intents. As the undershepherd of that church, he is responsible to protect the flock. And it is completely his business to know that you still align and defend the tenets of the RCC. You could become a wolf in his flock otherwise, as you will most definitely share your beliefs with other members, whether you think you will or not (the fact that you already know that others are members elsewhere as well as that church is proof that you've discussed this with at least one person...).
  7. That is good news!
  8. Well, John, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but your remaining a member of the RCC is most definitely the Baptist pastor's business (just as it is the RCC priest's business that you are trying to also join the Baptist church). A pastor is an undershepherd. He is to feed, lead, and protect his flock, under the authority of the Chief Shepherd, who is Christ. To join a church is to align with the belief systems of that church, in covenant with other members to follow the tenets of that church. It is unethical at best to try to become a member in two different churches without informing the leaders of the churches. Catholic doctrine most definitely is opposed to biblical and Baptist doctrine. I never stated that 2Cor. 6:14-18 had anything to do with salvation. As I explained, it is teaching separation. The Catholic church teaches that salvation is in that church, no matter what else they might say about Christ. When another being is put in any way equal to Christ (Mary, who is claimed to be co-redemptrix; saints to whom people pray for things - Christopher for traveling mercies, Anthony for finding lost things, etc), Christ is not being worshiped as God. Truth + falsehood = falsehood. Just as Pure water + arsenic = non drinkable water.
  9. The teaching to come out from among them means to separate. For you to continue as a member of the RCC and try to obtain membership in a Baptist church at the same time brings up several issues. First, either you have not told this Baptist pastor that you intend to retain your membership in the RCC, or, if you have told him, he doesn't have the discernment he needs. Second, RCC doctrine is diametrically opposed to traditional (biblical) Baptist beliefs, so for you to desire to retain membership in the RCC and be a member of a Baptist church, attending both services shows a lack of discernment and biblical knowledge on your part. There are verses before "come out from among them"...2 Corinthians 6 is quite clear. Verses 14-17 state: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing..." The RCC is unrighteous. It is built on idolatry. There is no concord (agreement) between Christ and the RCC. You will never grow in Christ if you spend time attending RCC services thinking you are attending a church that honors God.
  10. Ignorance is bad in anyone. But when it's disguised as intelligence by an arrogant person it's doubly bad. I'll take Corrie Ten Boom's word over Anderson's any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
  11. This news just came in: "Well, the good news lasted one whole day....Attila woke up at 2 am today feeling sick. He tried to take meds and wait it out until he felt better, but he kept getting worse so we took him to the hospital. Good thing we did, as his blood work showed that he still had heart attack enzymes. He is being admitted and they are running an echo and ct scan on him. Please pray for Attila, as I think he is nearing a point of weariness." It seems they take one step forward and then two steps backward. I can't imagine being in their position. Please pray.
  12. Welcome aboard, Jacqueline.
  13. Update on Attila's health: Today, we had our first doctor's visit with the cardiologist versus the electrophysiologist Attila has seen for the past 16 months. It was good news and delayed good news. The heart attack that was caused during Attila's surgery happened when they put electricity and burned too close to an artery. The good news was that it was in a location that was not near or on a major artery. The delayed good news is that Attila will have a longer road to recovery, but the doctor fully expects Attila to recovery and get his activity level back to a reasonably normal level. Since the surgery and heart attack were both traumatic, they want Attila to rest for two more weeks before they start him on heart rehab. Then he will be on the rehab program for 3-5 months. We are praying for God's hand to provide during the next 4-6 weeks, as we work Attila back into refinishing furniture at a slow pace. During this time, the kids and I will work at supporting the work. After being off of work for 19 months, Attila is excited to see some clear light at the end of the tunnel for a return to work. It was exciting to hear the answers provided by the doctor today, and I feel more comfortable with the direction he is taking - this does not stop the fact that Attila still has awful attacks daily (due to the meds, his stomach is taking a beating, and they have him scheduled for a stomach dr appointment next week). His blood pressure bottoms out to 90/50 and his heart rate even has gone down as low as 30. They switched dosages today, so hopefully he does not experience that nausea and fainting going forward. Please pray for his full recovery and for him to experience daily improvements.
  14. I read the article - some of the comments are interesting. I haven't seemed to have any issues with Defender, and if it continues to block viruses, I'm good with it.