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farouk

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    farouk got a reaction from swathdiver in Amazing Grace   
    Yes, the grace of God is truly amazing (Ephesians 2.8) and I love John Newton's old hymn.
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    farouk got a reaction from Brother Rick in Rapture   


    Covenanter:

    Actually, I don't think that the great tribulation of Matthew 24.21 refers to AD70 at all:

    'For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.'
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    farouk got a reaction from Brother Rick in Rapture   


    Covenanter:

    Actually, I don't think that the great tribulation of Matthew 24.21 refers to AD70 at all:

    'For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.'
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in Women & rape   


    John81:

    Yes, indeed, and this is also why so often TV is so unprofitable.
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    farouk got a reaction from Miss Linda in How strongly would you try to dissuade a 17-year old from getting an eyebrow barbell?   


    Again, to repeat, I didn't say it referred to boys.

    The Old Testament does refer to male ear piercing elsewhere, though.
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    farouk got a reaction from Invicta in Whats for Supper...   
    Heated casserole that remained from yesterday. :)
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in Smileys   




    You did it!
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    farouk reacted to Annie in Women & rape   
    I agree with Kitagrl.

    Maybe John already said this, but the woman is not guilty for the sin of rape; she does not "share blame" for that sin. The man alone is responsible for his sin. An immodestly dressed woman is guilty of disobeying the exhortation found in I Timothy 2 to dress in "modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety." Am I saying that there's absolutely no cause/effect going on at all between immodest dress and rape? Nope...but in cases where there might be some relation between the two, if anything the assault (a sin all by itself) would be more of a "consequence" of the immodest dressing (a sin all by itself), not an instance of "complicity" in the sin. And the man is still entirely responsible before God for the sin of rape. The woman answers to God only for the sin of dressing immodestly.

    To assert that a woman is responsible for an assault is to say that it is impossible for a man to resist temptation...which is a false statement. My husband has seen many, many immodestly dressed women in his lifetime, but he has never raped anyone. He has remained blameless, and the immodestly dressed women are still guilty--of the sin of dressing immodestly.

    Can you tell I'm sick of guys passing the buck, standing behind a woman like Adam did, refusing to take responsibility for their own lust? Real men don't whine and shift blame, but stand strong in the face of temptation, and treat women like Jesus treated them: with compassion and with an understanding of their spiritual need.
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    farouk got a reaction from Crushmaster in Women & rape   
    I voted 'no', because, although it might have an effect in some cases, basically I don't believe in 'blame the victim'. So I veer more to 'no' than to 'yes'.

    If religious police hypothetically forced women to dress like 19th century nuns, it still would not change the human heart.
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in Good ministry from the Song of Solomon   
    On another thread there is something about someone having heard questionable ministry from the Song of Solomon. I guess there are aspects of the book which can be a bit tricky, especially for someone with a ripe imagination.

    I thought I would refer to something that can make a good study in the Song of Solomon.

    Chapter 1.3 speaks of the beloved being addressed in this way:

    'Thy name is as ointment poured forth'.

    This can link in with the alabaster box of ointment in the New Testament, the savor of which filled the house where the Lord Jesus was. Also, with the sacrifice of praise, even the fruit of our lips, giving thanks unto His name.

    For those who are rightly busy in the service of the Lord, there does need to be time taken to meditate upon His Name and Person.
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    farouk got a reaction from Crushmaster in Pop up ads of 5" platform heels   
    Thanks, Happy Christian.

    I'm wondering if this thread has now run its course... :unsure:
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in I got a poem about the Lord's coming   
    I've known one of those verses for years anyway and I first saw it on an old frame, which when I think about it must have witnessed all sorts of events. We need to keep looking above. We don't need to get bogged down in 'newspaper exegesis' and take our eyes of the Lord. 'Perhaps today'!
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in Spurgeon's daily readings   


    HappyChristian:

    Yes, I heard this story. It was either at New Park Street or at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Probably the Met. Tab.

    Great story and very important.

    I always, always feel it important when possible to attend the prayer meeting before our Gospel preaching service. Like as if God would think: why should I bless if you Christians don't even think it's important?
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in I got a poem about the Lord's coming   
    PS:

    I knew of someone who had two notices on the wall.

    1) "Perhaps today'.

    In other words, keep looking up: the Lord is coming.

    2) 'Perhaps tomorrow'.

    In other words, since the Lord is coming, we have work to do for Him, meanwhile, as He strengthens.
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    farouk got a reaction from HappyChristian in Spurgeon's daily readings   


    Happy Christian:

    He was only 56 when he died in 1892, Spurgeon was. Amazing to think what by God's grace he achieved. He is so warm and friendly that it's almost as if I knew him personally.
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    farouk got a reaction from BroMatt in I got a poem about the Lord's coming   
    Here it is:

    "Perhaps today"

    'Perhaps today, from every clime and nation
    Shall souls redeemed ascend to meet their Lord.
    To suffering ones, great, glad emancipation,
    To those who toil for Him, a sure reward.

    We look not down a track of unknown years,
    It may be that today our Lord appears.'

    .......
    (Not sure who wrote it.)
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    farouk got a reaction from BroMatt in CCM?   
    I guess these are all interesting avenues. I wonder if the graphics bit was a bit off topic, but, hey, I'm not a mod.

    I think it all proves that it's hard to put definite definitions between some styles of music: sometimes it's obvious, but other times it's less obvious; or should I say, some tunes might belong to more than one category.

    For me, I appreciate very substantially the old hymns.
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