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About candlelight

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  • Birthday 03/05/1964

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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


  • 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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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.   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.  OBviously, 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 OBout 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*