Howdy. Curious: 1) Why a Baptist (or how does one become a Baptist?) 2) What made you decide to be baptized? 3) If you stood before God today and He asked, "Why should I allow you into Heaven?", what do you think you would tell Him?
Okay, I don't have the time to go through the numerous items of error here, such as it isn't 7 spirits of the 7 churches - the Bible refers to the 7 angels of the 7 churches and the 7 spirits of GOD.
Here's the one biggie that I'm locking this thread over -- it is CLEARLY stated in the Online Baptist rules that all Scripture posted on OLB will be KJV. Thread locked, try again with a KJV (although I would leave the New Age speculative goofiness out).
Considering II Cor forbids yoking with an unbeliever, I'm not going to be party to its hoopla. Just as I'm not going to encourage theft by saying, "It's only a pen that the company probably only paid 15 cents for, you don't have to feel like you stole it."
I'm curious as to what some of the required wording is.
If I believe there may be an unequal yoke involved (one saved / one lost) I won't encourage it by officiating the wedding (I've turned down 2 for that very reason). I also don't ceremonies for two lost people even if they've been coming for 40 years.
At least ya'll don't have to travel as far (nor do people in the NE US.) I run a school bus 52 miles (64km) each AM and again in the afternoon for 6-9 kids on the farms SW of here. When I go to visit family (except Musician4God who lives nearby -- 200 miles [322km] it takes 400 mi [644km] just to leave our state.) For the same distance (and fuel) ya'll can go from Liverpool to Lille, France. Salyan can identify with the distances between things, considering she's almost due north of me in similar geography and similar population density.
Oh, gas here is $2.449 per US gallon ( .647 per litre), diesel is $2.229 / gal ( .589/L)
Yep. Be aware, however, that some states (Alabama, for example) have made it a punishable offense (loss of privilege, work detail, solitary, report in your record, etc) for an inmate to "lead in", "initiate" or "conduct" any "worship" or "religious activities".
I realize most of that stems from the numerous problems created by NOI but can highly affect incarcerated Christians.
Also realize that out here is a dearth of "religious" broadcasting (unlike the SE US). The RCC have a station out where he is and there are probably 4 other "Christian" (gag, gag) stations. 200 miles away (where I am) there is only ONE (total) "Christian" station (Ecu-charis-vangelical). We only have 2 secular stations in town and only 3 others that can be picked up.
In East Milton, Fl was an elderly lady who had pitcher plants growing wild on her property. The government decided she could not build on, use, graze nor sell 25 acres of her land because of this plant which is endangered (though it wasn't endangered 60 years prior when she bought it). Now the crazy part, this endangered plant also grows on the government owned right-of-way next to her property. When it's time to mow the right-of-way, what does the government do with the pitcher plants? Mows them down, of course.
When I was in Songtan, Pyeontaek, South Korea (1981-82) I discovered that some ROK churches had missionaries to the U.S. There are also some from the Philippine Islands. Alas, when I spoke to Her. Humberto Gomez about help with a Hispanic church here, I was told, "Bro. I have some men who would be a great help, but I know of NO ONE who is willing to go to the States to start a church."