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    paid4 got a reaction from Miss Daisy in God's House & dressing right   
    Deuteronomy 22:5
    1 Timothy 2:9
    Exodus 28:1-4 The whole chapter shows that the priests dress a certain way. They were not to go into the holy place without these requirements. Who are the priests today? 1 Peter 2:5-9
     
    Bottom line is conviction from God about how you dress outweighs any outside push to get you to dress right or wrong. By the way, if you do dress to fit your convictions people will give you a hard time. People that you never thought would say a bad word against you will make little smart remarks trying to discourage you. If you're asking this for yourself then I think God is already dealing with you in the matter. BUT if you're trying to get ammunition to get someone you love to dress different it WILL NOT work. God has to put that in them if it is going to stick.
    You cannot control who wears what in the church BUT you can have standards for what people that serve in the church wear (choir, teachers, deacons, ushers, preacher, special singers, etc.)
    I will tell you a secret in psychology so to speak. I guarantee that the women in the church notice what other women wear. If good Godly women dressed properly, it wouldn't be long before others started changing their dress code as well. Titus 2:3-4
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    paid4 reacted to John81 in God's House & dressing right   
    I believe this aspect is one of the major problems in many churches. The older and more mature members aren't training up the younger ones and they aren't always setting good examples either. Unfortunately, at this point in time many of the older women in churches were raised during "women's rights" era and some of the radical feminism of that time is a part of them. Even some of the more mature women in Christ are still tainted by the radical feminism that was instilled in them, and some were a part of before salvation. Some of these women see nothing wrong with chopping their hair short, wearing men's clothes, or even dressing however they feel comfortable.
    Sadly, on some churches the women who do hold to high standards in this area are looked down upon or considered at least a bit odd.
    As often as I overhear women talking about what they are wearing, and what other women at church are wearing, I know it's true the women pay a lot of attention to that. I've also noticed in most churches a core group of women are followed in their dress style by most (not all) of the other women, to an extent at least. The more modest that group of women, the more modest most of the other women. Likewise, the more immodest they dress, the more immodest others dress.
    It's also a sad fact many men (pastors, husbands, fathers) either won't touch the subject or do so in a weak manner. Instead, they drop their role to lead in this area and say they are deferring to their wives or the leading women in the church. I don't understand that attitude. Myself, I wouldn't want my wife or daughter dressing in a way to show off her body and allow others to see what should be reserved for a husband. A man can set standards of dress without being a tyrant or forcing his wife or daughter to dress in some ugly fashion to achieve modesty.
    It does come down to conviction, and if one woman believes she can wear loose feminine pants and is modest and another believes she should wear floor length, flowing dresses, that's between them and God. Hopefully they can share their view with one another in friendly fashion and love one another as sisters in Christ.
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    paid4 got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Pet Peeves   
    Ouch.
    Post #44 is not directed to anyone here. I don't know where you sit, how often you attend, how much you eat, or how often you bash your preacher. I don't know any of these things about anyone on this forum. 
     
    Sounds like someone's under conviction.
     
    It is very undermining to the things that I try to do for the Lord, for others to do nothing and have the loudest voice.That's all I'm saying.
    In churches there are a lot of "christians" that come to the benificial things that the church offers and are never seen at any other times.
    They never come on a Wednesday night because they just can't make it, but when we have a business meeting on Wed. night they are some of the first ones there.
     
    I do pay tithes. I didn't for a while (and there is not a Bible verse you can show me that I haven't already used to confirm this thought process), but I found that it prevented me from having freedom in Christ! In other words, what right do I have to ask for more money to be added into certain places like missionaries, youth events, homeless ministry, etc if I am not putting money in.
    It convicted me to give what was asked of me by the man that God chose to stand in our pulit.
     
    Ephesians 6:5-8 Was my basis for this.
     
    Christians in the world today need to get back to the basics. Everything that you do should be out of love and service to Christ. Where are the servants at these days. Where's the love man!!!!!
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    paid4 reacted to No Nicolaitans in A Supernatural Experience With Christ [Jesus]   
     
    This is from the Apocrypha...
     
    This is a Baptist site...not a Catholic site. We don't recognize the Apocrypha as inspired...because it isn't. It contradicts the actual word of God.
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    paid4 reacted to Jim_Alaska in A Supernatural Experience With Christ [Jesus]   
     
     
    He speaks to us today through His Word, the Bible, not by supernatural voices. We have His complete, revealed will and direction for our lives contained within the pages of our Bible.
     
    "Familiar Spirits" speak to men through supernatural voices if those men open themselves up to the influence of demons.
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    paid4 got a reaction from Alan in New From North Carolina   
    Legalistic is the word used to battle convictions. There is nothing wrong with the word legalism. If you're on the right side of legalism then you have what we call standards. Usage of the word legalism today is nothing more than a rebellious spirit. If you would submit yourself biblically then it's more understandable. Don't let the flesh ruin other peoples set of standards. 
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    paid4 got a reaction from Alan in New From North Carolina   
    Legalistic is the word used to battle convictions. There is nothing wrong with the word legalism. If you're on the right side of legalism then you have what we call standards. Usage of the word legalism today is nothing more than a rebellious spirit. If you would submit yourself biblically then it's more understandable. Don't let the flesh ruin other peoples set of standards. 
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    paid4 got a reaction from Preacher Justin in Santa Claus, Imitation Of Jesus Christ   
    I raised my kids NOT believing in Santa clause. They got a lot of funny looks from "old folks" when they asked my 4 year old twins were they "ready for santa clause" and they answered "there's no santa clause" . They also got into a lot of trouble at school for telling other kids that.
     
    Here's my reasoning.
     
    If I have my children believe in someone they cannot see, that brings them "gifts" for no reason, and later they find out I was lying to them, How will I ever explain a God (they cannot see) that has given the greatest gift of all (for nothing we have done).
     
    10 years of "suprise" and "joy" and "fun" once a year is not worth an eternity without Christ.
     
    Besides.....just move the "n" in santa to the end. Pretty clear now.
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    paid4 got a reaction from Preacher Justin in Santa Claus, Imitation Of Jesus Christ   
    I raised my kids NOT believing in Santa clause. They got a lot of funny looks from "old folks" when they asked my 4 year old twins were they "ready for santa clause" and they answered "there's no santa clause" . They also got into a lot of trouble at school for telling other kids that.
     
    Here's my reasoning.
     
    If I have my children believe in someone they cannot see, that brings them "gifts" for no reason, and later they find out I was lying to them, How will I ever explain a God (they cannot see) that has given the greatest gift of all (for nothing we have done).
     
    10 years of "suprise" and "joy" and "fun" once a year is not worth an eternity without Christ.
     
    Besides.....just move the "n" in santa to the end. Pretty clear now.
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    paid4 reacted to John81 in Needing Some Biblical Insight   
    Typically the Jews instructed the boys and girls separately. While Scripture doesn't mention ages, when it does address the instructing of male/female, it points to males instructing males and females instructing females.
     
    Not only in Hebrew culture but in many around the world, a boy was considered a young man at about age 13. Typically, most often the boy had been primarily instructed by males and the girls by females. This served, and still does in some places, many other important factors other than just biblical instruction.
     
    The age of 20 referred to in Scripture wasn't an age appointing when a boy became a man, but seems to indicate the young men were not allowed into battle.
     
    Until rather modern history teens were viewed as young men/young women and expected to conduct themselves as such. Many were starting their own families at that age.
     
    Many churches have done a disservice to the youth, and to families, by following the worlds guidelines and ways of raising and instructing boys and girls, young men and young women; even older men and women and families in general. This, in part, is why many of the same prOBlems which befalls secular youth, befalls many of our own.
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    paid4 reacted to Ukulelemike in Needing Some Biblical Insight   
    Persomally, I believe it would be ideal for a married couple to be teaching a class of mixed teens together. Again, we really don't get much from the Bible, because the youth in those days were generally either taught by their parents, or in Israel, they were prOBably separated-the boys went to synagogue, I don't know that the women did. And of course, Sunday School is a relatively new concept in churches-there wss no such animal more than 200 years ago-=the children attended with their parent, learned from the preacher and from parents, so we don't really have biblical direction.
     
    But better safe than sorry in this day and age-a married couple would do well, as they could tag-team, there would be two sets of eyes on the kids, and protection against any kind of assumed or charged improprieties.
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    paid4 reacted to HappyChristian in Needing Some Biblical Insight   
    Honestly I think it's more personal opinion than Bible doctrine.
     
    My hubby and I believe that the earlier boys receive their biblical training from men the better - and it certainly doesn't hurt girls, either!  But it would be up to each particular church to decide what age that is. Especially with a different number of people available to teach in different churches.
     
    In our church, we separate the boys and girls in fourth grade (Sunday School...they still have a woman teacher in school, even for Bible, until Jr. High).  The boys in grades 4-6 have men teachers and workers, while the girls have women.  Their course lessons are geared towards them as well (like the girls will study Esther and Ruth, etc).  Once they hit 7th grade, the boys and girls are back in the same class, and the youth pastor does the teaching.
     
    It is my own personal opinion that, having raised a son, it would be best for that lady's sons (and for her) if they had a man teacher.  But not because the woman will be usurping authority.  Those teens have no authority over any woman - and to teach that will cause them prOBlems. I was in a church once where one of the pastors taught the boys that if they didn't have a little bit of rebellion in them when a woman teacher told them to do something (even a school teacher) they weren't going to be strong men.  My Bible still says rebellion is sin, and minors are still in subjection - in every way - to adults.  Because of that teaching, I was disrespected pretty badly by a couple of the boys - both of whom went on to lead messed up lives for quite a while (because they thought they were some real he-men because they could sass their female teachers).  Sad, really.
     
    Usurping authority is taking the reins of authority that don't belong to one into one's own hands.  That particular verse was speaking to controlling issues at church...If a man is in ultimate charge (you are superintendent and you answer to the pastor) and has appointed a woman to be a teacher in a class, she is not usurping authority. She is submitting to the spiritual authority who has appointed her as teacher.
     
    Even today when my son and I talk, he respects me and listens when I talk to him. Am I in authority over him? No, of course not. He's 27 and married, so no way (and no way would I want to be...we raised him to be the leader in his home, not a follower of mommy)!  But because we never allowed him to believe that I was usurping authority over him (really, that's just silly to think, if we really think it through...) by instructing him even as a teen, he doesn't have a prOBlem with respect.  Just last July he and I spent several hours together discussing spiritual things - and, yes, I did tell him some things the Bible taught. And, no, I didn't usurp authority over him. Basically because he doesn't have spiritual authority over me.  Only my husband and my pastors (in line with what my husband allows) (and BroMatt as relating to OB, again in line with what my hubby allows) do...and that's the same for any woman. That's not rebellion. That's Bible.  God's Word tells us who a woman's authorities are, and it isn't every man that exists.
     
    It wouldn't be a bad thing at all to have men teach teen boys. But it's not a usurping authority issue (unless mom gets OBstinate about it and demands that she remain their teacher).  Sorry I haven't cited scripture - because, again, it's all actually personal opinion...
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    paid4 reacted to HappyChristian in ...honour The King,   
    When I was in 8th grade, we had a music teacher who put that Psalm to music...I'll be singing it the rest of the day now.    
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    paid4 got a reaction from Miss Daisy in Nonhuman "rights" Soon To Be A Reality, I Betcha   
    We'll talk animal rights when they stop killing other animals.
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    paid4 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Sermon Supoenaes   
    This is how it should be.
    We need to be the cat in this video.
     
    NO FEAR!!!!!
     

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    paid4 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Sermon Supoenaes   
    Here is the situation
     
    Gay activists are like the little dog in this video. They could be had at any time if the big dog would just bark back!!
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEe0P8fsAHI
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    paid4 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Sermon Supoenaes   
     
    If this is a prOBlem, then how do stores get away with no shirt, no shoes, no service? Isn't that the same principle?
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    paid4 got a reaction from Covenanter in Sermon Supoenaes   
     
    Better yet let every pastor in Houston show up and demand to be put in jail. Then get their congregations to come visit and have all the different preachers give a message against sodomy. Call it  Revival in the jail cells 2014. Set up in town hall for weeks and everyone preach the gospel.
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    paid4 got a reaction from Standing Firm In Christ in Sermon Supoenaes   
    I pray to God that there would be a seperation of church and state. It's high time the church stand up for something!!! Let's get right and get the world out of the church!!!!
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    paid4 got a reaction from Standing Firm In Christ in Sermon Supoenaes   
    I pray to God that there would be a seperation of church and state. It's high time the church stand up for something!!! Let's get right and get the world out of the church!!!!
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    paid4 reacted to 2bLikeJesus in Holy Ghost   
    As a Christian with the Holy Spirit dwelling within me, being "filled with the spirit" doesn't mean I get more of the Holy Spirit, it means the Holy Spirit gets more of me.  There is no such thing as a partial indwelling of the the Holy Spirit. 
     
    Bro. Garry
    Yes I am still alive but its been an insane couple of weeks...
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    paid4 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Sermon Supoenaes   
     
    Come to think of it she prOBably already owns one of them.
     
    Let's all email her the same bible verses ( I know these are old testament verses but I don't believe they apply just to the Jews. )
     
    Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
     
    Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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    paid4 got a reaction from Covenanter in Sermon Supoenaes   
     
    Better yet let every pastor in Houston show up and demand to be put in jail. Then get their congregations to come visit and have all the different preachers give a message against sodomy. Call it  Revival in the jail cells 2014. Set up in town hall for weeks and everyone preach the gospel.
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    paid4 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Sermon Supoenaes   
     
    Come to think of it she prOBably already owns one of them.
     
    Let's all email her the same bible verses ( I know these are old testament verses but I don't believe they apply just to the Jews. )
     
    Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
     
    Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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    paid4 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Sermon Supoenaes   
    Partial quote
     
    Let's send boxes of NIV, NKJV, NASB, etc.
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