candlelight

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About candlelight

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  • Birthday 03/05/1964
  • Bio I began to grow spiritually in 1998, although I thought I was saved. I was saved on Mother's Day weekend in 2003, in the hospital, after an Epileptic Seizure. I try to serve the Lord Jesus Christ to the best of my ability.

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  • Gender Female
  • Interests Reading my Bible, Bible studies, praying, planting seeds and winning people to Christ. Reading historical fiction and non fiction, Hallmark movies, and old black and white films. Gardening, exercising, and spending time with my husband, son, one dog, and extended family.
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. candlelight added a post in a topic: What He Said   

    Hudson schools on the east side of town and Rocky River schools on the west side of town have been rated as the best school districts in the State of OH, many years running.
  2. candlelight added a post in a topic: What He Said   

     
    I am not being combative.  I am sorry that my post to AVBB came across that way.  I am just being blunt.

    Funny thing is that many born again Christians who attend public school and are grounded in there local IFB church are not feminist, nor do they lack understanding of God's word.  Their parents teach them at home.  Remember, not all Christians can afford Christian school and not all can home school their children.  These children I am speaking of, become adults and go on for higher learning in the local Independent Baptist Church.  Their days in public school has not affected them at all.

    As with my family, we did not know any Baptists and weren't privy to anything but public or parochial school.  My parents chose public school as they were forced to attend parochial school by their parents.  I only attended parochial school b/c of the rash of kidnappings in my neighborhood, and the public school extended the lunch hour.  My mom was working outside of the home, and both of my parents thought it was much safer to attend parochial school, as they had a school lunch program.  Praise God those years taught me nothing, except the Trinity (godhead).  Some of the strongest Christians I know attended public schools.  I meet them all the time.  Many IFB pastors have attested to this as well.  

    It would be nice if IFB 's wouldn't slight Christians who have attended public school.  That is all..
  3. candlelight added a post in a topic: What He Said   

     
    Not at all, HC.  I am very calm.  I am merely stating that my mom who was raised in the RCC and got saved later in life, taught both her daughters how to be submissive.  It seems that the IFB has a grasp on submission, while other religions do not.  That is my point.  My parents taught me morals and values at home.  What I learned in the public school has made me very aware on reaching souls that are lost.  If AVBB has statistical proof that those women reared in public school are feminists, then I would love to see it.  My pastor's wife, my MIL and another older woman who conducted the submission classes we very surprised that I knew how to be a submissive wife.  It was the "home grown" Baptist women that needed the course.  My mom, a woman from the era of the Great Depression, along with various aunts showed me and my sister how to be a submissive wife.  For example, they always voted for the same candidate that their husbands voted for.  I learned it from them.  I didn't need the Bible to show me that what they taught me was correct.  When I began reading and studying the word of God, it reiterated what I had already known.  Comments such as AVBB shared on this forum have no business on a Bible believing site.  It is just his opinion.  This is my experience and I believe it is an over generalization to paint public school children with a broad brush.  Learning begins at home.
  4. candlelight added a post in a topic: What He Said   

     
    Your post sounds like you made it up yourself, AVBB.  I was raised primarily in public school, aside from two years in parochial school while in junior high.

    When the church women had a class on submission, I was completely taken back, as my mother was the most submissive woman that I knew.  I grew up in an RCC home, where the man was certainly the head of the household.  My mom trained her daughters to be like her.  She worked outside the home to send us to college, b/c she wanted us to fall back on something if our husband's should pass on.  Little did she know that my first marriage was to an abusive man who would have murdered me, if I stayed with him.  I am not a feminist and will never be one.  My second husband is the head of my household.  I don't know where you get off with your post about women going to public school being feminist.  Do you have proof to back this up?  Statistics?  Anything?  I resent you calling me a feminist b/c I was reared primarily in a public school system, of which was and still is the best public school system in the State of OH.
  5. candlelight added a post in a topic: Hello From Ireland   

    I am 3/4 Irish   Diarmiad.  My ancestors immigrated to the USA in the 1800's.  According to a cousin who follows genealogy records, I have relatives in Ireland.  Primarily in Dublin and County Mayo.  Welcome aboard!  In about a year, my husband and I will be traveling to Scotland, to help church planter friends of ours with their ministry there.
  6. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

     
    You have no clue as to the gratitude I have expressed to LuAnne in our private messages.  End of story!
  7. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

    Two members on this site, including you, belittle people with sarcastic comments. Yes, I am talking about your personally sarcastic posts to TGL.  

    You don't see the relevance of being being a Jew by blood?  Did you read what the OP said?  It cuts me to the core of my soul to see people, on this site, talk about what the OP stated.  You seriously can't get that?  Not being a Jew, I suppose you wouldn't though.

    I will repeat Spurgeon's quote, as you conveniently looked it over.

      "A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth." ~ Charles Spurgeon  
  8. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

    Spurgeon's quote has to do with anger.  The Bible specifically says, "be angry and sin not."  My anger is in hopes to get this site back to where it once was, years ago, when I used to learn a lot.  Other's use sarcasm, like yourself, which belittles people.  I ask, what's the difference?

    "A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth." ~ Charles Spurgeon 
  9. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

    Well, if they are gracious to keep me on OB , then they are keeping others on OB who whine as well.  And, those who are sarcastic to the point of belittling people, daily.

    Dr. Ach is a Jew like myself.  My ancestral roots have been proven.  I am also Black Irish (which is Hispanic Irish).  I may not use sarcasm like you do, Al.  I just get to the point.  I have never been know to beat around the bush.   Having a temper, from now and then is not a bad thing at all.  It is better than people who sit like bumps on a log, and do nothing.  I believe Charles Spurgeon said something to this effect.  Let me see if I can find his quote.
  10. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

     Wrong, Jeffrey!  It is in the KJV .

    "From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling ;" ~ I Timothy 1:6
  11. candlelight added a post in a topic: Which Comes First, The Messiah Or The Temple? - The Temple Institute   

    Pilgrim did give the correct definition of "bedfellow."  I am 50, and I have always associated it with that definition.

    Once again, because of political correctness, we have to watch a word like that too.  Soon, we will be silenced into saying nothing, for fear that we will offend someone in this world.  How pathetic our world is.
  12. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

    Good post, Dave.  I have to deal with Roman Catholics and Protestants on a daily basis in the real world.  Why is it that "Online Baptist - An Independent Baptist Community since 2002!  (Note the explanation mark at the end of the name of the site, shows excitement) allows Protestants with their false views, run rampant on this forum. However, IFB 's are silenced as we contend for the faith?  I just don't understand.  What pains me is the number of IFB 's who have left the site, for this very reason, and don't intend to come back.  This site has slowly gone downhill, since I was on it years ago, and keeps riding that slippery slope.  The "falling away" is one of the explanations that I have for this.  It just baffles me to see this happening on the site that taught me many things, years ago.  SMH     
  13. candlelight added a post in a topic: Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   

    I am amazed at some IFB 's who don't know this, Linda (or at least claim they don't know it).  If someone who was raised in the RCC for most of my life, knows what it is, then an IFB should know it.  Maybe a Protestant doesn't know, but I hope they would come to realize what it is.  You gave a very good explanation.  Thank you for re-posting it from the other thread that Happy Christian locked.  Shalom, sister:)
  14. candlelight added a post in a topic: Dorightchristians - King James Onlyism Before Peter Ruckman   

     
    Reformed is reformed, GP.  It is as simple as that.  If I wanted to be reformed, I would walk myself to the little reformed church down the road from me.  They are all over my area.  No thanks.  
     
    No comment.  You have an answer for everything, HC.  GP already told me what I have heard about Ruckman.  There is no need for me to start a thread on him.

     
     
     
    Bravo, sister!  
  15. candlelight added a post in a topic: Dorightchristians - King James Onlyism Before Peter Ruckman   

     
    GP, my in-laws have his cassette tapes from the 1950's.  I used to listen to them before I got saved.  Those tapes planted many seeds in my heart.  Also, b/c of his book on "Marriage, Divorce, and Re-Marriage" I would have never married my husband.  My husband read that book.  That is why we are married, b/c he questioned whether or not to marry a divorced woman ( with a young child), even though I wasn't saved in my first marriage.  And, had I stayed in that marriage, my ex husband would have murdered me.  My hubby and I have been married for 13 1/2 years.   OB viously, Ruckman has a special place in my heart b/c of that.  I think it is ridiculous of IFB 's to get into these arguments about men of God.  People argue over David Cloud, as well.  Do the "home grown" IFB 's (born into the faith), have any idea how blessed they (you) are?  I came out of the King of Cults, the RCC.  For goodness sakes, this arguing about men of God is terrible.  People in other faiths hear IFB 's bickering OB out these men from their pastors in the pulpit on Sunday morning.  How is that glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ?  And, how do IFB 's look to the rest of the world.  What a shame.  *sigh* 

      

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  1. candlelight

    "We are thankful for the blessings, Lord, you give us day to day; Now help us show our gratitude by walking in Your way." ~ Author Unknown

  2. candlelight

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]" ~ Ephesians 6:12

  3. candlelight

    Fellowship dinner tonight at Cleveland Baptist Church @ 6:30P.M. Pastor Folger is preaching afterwards.

  4. candlelight

    I don't know what I would do without my sound IFB church. My pastor (s) "rightly divide the word of truth" and always have.

    1. John81

      Praise God for each of us who has pastors who boldly preach the Word!

    2. candlelight

      Amen, John! I can't thank the Lord enough for placing me in a Bible believing church that stands on the KJV without apology.

  5. candlelight

    It certainly is. It is very sad that I run into unforgiving Christians in this world. What kind of a testimony is that setting for the lost?

  6. candlelight

    I am so tired of the snide comments by Christians in this forum. If you have nothing kind to say, then don't say it. Thank you.

    1. John81

      "Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32

    2. candlelight

      Amen, John! I had this scripture posted for awhile, in the status section, months ago.

    3. John81

      Since we seem to often neglect what said there, it's a good verse to consider often.

  7. candlelight

    What is the Bible that the Jehovah Witnesses use?

    1. Standing Firm In Christ

      New World Translation. Almost identical in text to the NIV

    2. candlelight

      Okay. Thanks, SFIC. I talked with my sister, yesterday. The RCC has approved the NAB.

    3. Standing Firm In Christ

      Yes, the New American Bible is a standard with the RCC

    4. candlelight

      I didn't think the RCC allowed their people to use a Bible. Anyway, thanks for the clarity, SFIC. I thought they were using the JW's Bible. Although, what is the difference? It is still a Modern Version.

    5. Standing Firm In Christ

      I have not seen a NWT in years, so I am not sure how much like the NAB the NWT may be. Maybe not much of a difference at all.

    6. candlelight

      I have talked to her about buying a KJV. She replied to me as most people do. "I can't understand it."

    7. Standing Firm In Christ

      Yes, a common excuse. They can't seem to grasp the fact that if they are truly hungry, God will help them to understand.

    8. candlelight

      They are too busy following the rules of the RCC to want to read and study the KJV.

    9. Standing Firm In Christ

      Right.

    10. candlelight

      yep! It is so sad.

    11. Ukulelemike

      The thing with the JW's and their Bible issue, is that if they have a question on their bible, they have another book, an official JW explanation of every bible verse, to explain why the Bible often doesn't mean what it says, but what they say it means. It makes witnessing to them very hard, becuase they accept the word of their 'prophets' over scripture. If I am witnessing to one and they pull out their other book, I close my Bible and tell them we can no longer have a conbv...

    12. candlelight

      I know they have their "Watchtower" organization, Ukelelemike. They are witnessing a little differently, in my area, now. There was a faint knock on my front door, Saturday morning. It was a woman, who handed me a brochure, to a JW event in my area this Saturday. I wish I was better prepared. My husband was out. He usually sees them approach, then he hands them the gift of John and Romans, in exchange for their brochure. I will be better prepared next time.

    13. allen32

      candlelight the way to do it is seat them down and go throw the bible verse throw verse and tell them it jesus and the holy spirit and god all one. that the way i do it

    14. candlelight

      Thanks, Allen. My husband won't let anyone come in the house with me alone. I will let him know about your suggestion, though.

    15. allen32

      you shouldn't let know one in your house your husband is right if he there do that.

    16. EKSmith

      They come to my door twice a week, and follow close to what Allen32 does.were I life most wont come in the house when I invite them to, so I did this I ask where they lived and if I could visit them so far I've got three yes's, taking a brother this week to visit. pray they will trust the lord as their savior.

    17. EKSmith

      They come to my door twice a week, and follow close to what Allen32 does.were I life most wont come in the house when I invite them to, so I did this I ask where they lived and if I could visit them so far I've got three yes's, taking a brother this week to visit. pray they will trust the lord as their savior.

    18. EKSmith

      They come to my door twice a week, and follow close to what Allen32 does.were I life most wont come in the house when I invite them to, so I did this I ask where they lived and if I could visit them so far I've got three yes's, taking a brother this week to visit. pray they will trust the lord as their savior.

    19. EKSmith

      They come to my door twice a week, and follow close to what Allen32 does.were I life most wont come in the house when I invite them to, so I did this I ask where they lived and if I could visit them so far I've got three yes's, taking a brother this week to visit. pray they will trust the lord as their savior.

    20. EKSmith

      They come to my door twice a week, and follow close to what Allen32 does.were I life most wont come in the house when I invite them to, so I did this I ask where they lived and if I could visit them so far I've got three yes's, taking a brother this week to visit. pray they will trust the lord as their savior.

    21. EKSmith

      They come to my door twice a week, and follow close to what Allen32 does.were I life most wont come in the house when I invite them to, so I did this I ask where they lived and if I could visit them so far I've got three yes's, taking a brother this week to visit. pray they will trust the lord as their savior.

    22. candlelight

      Twice a week? That's a lot, EK. Three yes' is great! I will keep this in prayer.

  8. candlelight

    Enjoy your church service today, brothers and sisters in Christ. =)

  9. candlelight

    Whoooah! What a snowstorm! Most highways closed. Snow, ice and a complete whiteout. Church closed tonight.

    1. John81

      Stay warm and safe! It's cold but roads are clear and we are about to go to church.

    2. candlelight

      Thanks, John. We have a lot of ice on the roads. We also have about 4 inches. My husband took my Jeep again to work today, b/c the weatherman said it was supposed to be the "Storm of all Storms." The only good thing is that it is only supposed to last 36 hours. Please pray for us up north while in church. Joe saw lots of accidents on the road and had to take a different highway home, and even then, not all the way. He took some side streets. It is slippery out there with snow and lots...

    3. HappyChristian

      I woke up this morning to 6inches. Just when we were starting to see grass! But late afternoon the sun came out and helped clear the roads more. Supposed to get more snow in a few days. I am ready for spring!

    4. candlelight

      You got more than us, HC. LOL! I know. The driveway was nice and clear before yesterday. We haven't gotten anything else today. I am waiting for spring, too. I just want to get out and walk the dogs without having to worry about slipping on ice.

    5. EKSmith

      Praying for you that the Lord will keep you warm and safe

    6. candlelight

      Thanks, EK. The snow has been gone for a few days.

  10. candlelight

    "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." ~ Romans 5:8

  11. candlelight

    "Ye have heard that it hath been said, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you;" ~ Matthew 5:43-44

  12. candlelight

    The First Epistle of John 1:7-10 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

  13. candlelight

    Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." ~ John 20:27-29

  14. candlelight

    "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." ~ Ephesians 4:32

  15. candlelight

    "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forebearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

    1. Ukulelemike

      Hey! I like that!

    2. candlelight

      Thank you! A nice brother in Christ shared it with me, yesterday. It is so soothing:)

    3. Left the Bldg

      Unity and bond of peace should be our aim as we walk in our vocation. Love it!

    4. candlelight

      It sure is, sister! I don't know why people have trouble living in peace. As a little girl, my mom would call me the "peacemaker" of the family. And, since I grew up Roman Catholic, I wanted to help Mother Theresa in Calcutta, India. My dad wouldn't allow me to go to a 3rd World Country, though.

  16. candlelight

    Thank you for posting scripture, SFIC:)

    1. Standing Firm In Christ

      You are welcome, candlelight

  17. JerryNumbers » candlelight

    Hellos candlelight, good to see you here at onlinebaptist. Hope all's well with you & yours.

    1. candlelight

      Ooops. I just saw this post. Thanks, Jerry. It is good to be back. We are doing well. I hope you are doing well, too:)

    2. JerryNumbers

      Your welcome!