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swathdiver last won the day on July 24

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    Being a Godly Husband/Parent, Making a God-Fearing Family, Bible Doctrines, Soul Winning, Talkin' Bible, Black Powder Shooting/Hunting, Fishing, Rocketry.
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    A wretch saved by amazing grace, June 13, 2007.

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  1. "Repent of Your Sins" False gospel

    Repentance and Faith are two sides of the same coin. One cannot get saved unless they make repentance to God and put their faith in Jesus Christ. The machinations of the hyper-dispensationalists is not bible.
  2. I need to be saved

    Praise the Lord and we Rejoice with you! My husband and I will continue to pray for you as you grow in Christ.
  3. I need to be saved

    Roselove, this is Swathdiver's wife. It saddens me so that you have not given yourself fully to the Lord. Biblical salvation is a heart matter..."Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,"Acts 16:31. Repent of your sins, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9. Putting all your trust in the Lord is no easy feat. There are times that I taken matters into my own hands to resolve issues and I am quickly reminded through chastening that the Lord is in control. Pray, unceasingly. Read the Word and the Lord will speak to you through it. When you are saved, you KNOW that you are going to Heaven. We will always be sinners and completely undeserving of the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross but because of that payment which was made on our behalf, we are saved by Grace. I will pray that you will choose Jesus and allow Him to guide your path. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding". Proverbs 9:10. I can't help but believe that you are over thinking it. We are sinners, we worry, we have days where are faith isn't where it should be, we still make poor decisions and all kinds of mistakes. I am saved and because I am saved, I want to serve the Lord, do everything I do to edify Him but I sin daily and ask for forgiveness. I thank the Lord for each day that allows me the opportunity to get it right, and if not right, better. Blessings always, Myrna
  4. I need to be saved

    So, if you died tomorrow where would you go?
  5. I need to be saved

    "Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth." - John 9:31 The Lord doesn't converse with lost people or unrepentant sinners Roselove. Is your husband saved the bible's way? Do you realize that you keep looking to get saved by doing something? Lady, you cannot do anything to get saved, your best works are as filthy rags. From your writings, your mind is right about God and sin but have you fully placed your trust in Christ alone for salvation? Are you still trying to do something that will please the Lord?
  6. Nervous while praying in public

    It's natural for praying in public to a baby christian to feel unnatural and awkward. And indeed it is for you as it something new. I too felt awkward but not anymore, we boldly pray and hold hands too wherever we are! We are Christians, we have the power, not the heathen and this lost world! Let their sins make them squirm. “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” - Mark 8:38 I have a relative who made a profession of faith 23 years ago; a charismatic. I was saved ten years ago. To this day, that relative still refuses to say grace even at his own dinner table. I don't know about him, but I'm thankful for every morsel that God graciously gives to our family and allows us to share with friends and family. I have no problem saying it. Soul winning on the other hand, terrible, just terrible. Except for my house. I'm a work in progress Roselove and like everyone else here, won't be made perfect until we get our glorified bodies!
  7. Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?

    Simon was saved. How could it read any other way? Verse 9 tells us that Simon's sorcery was past, he didn't do it anymore. Verse 11 tells us that his actions are past tense, not doing it anymore. Verses 12 and 13 show that people that held Simon in high regard believed on the Lord (Got Saved) and were Baptized and he did likewise. It reads no other way. Verses 18-24 show as Heartstrings pointed out, this man sinned and was rebuked and he made repentance and did not want to do wrong. Admitting and not wanting to do wrong is a sign of being saved. In Proverbs it says the wise in heart receive commandments. Simon did because he was.
  8. I need to be saved

    Roselove, When a person makes repentance to God for salvation, it's not an act, it's a heart matter. You now know in your heart that vanity and pride are sins, not that if you don't stop you're salvation didn't work. Does that make sense? I know that cursing is bad and I do not like it anymore but let a wrench slip off a rusty bolt and bust my knuckle and evil communications proceed from my lips. Sometimes in front of my children too! That doesn't mean I'm not saved, it means I'm a depraved sinner! Then because I've sinned, I ask the Lord for forgiveness (repentance for sin). What you describe as being prideful I would classify as a lack of self confidence. So if you realize that you're a guilty sinner and have put your trust in Christ, Roselove, you are saved for all eternity. Now is the time to read your bible and get baptized and discipled at your church. It is not a sin to wear makeup as long as it is modest and doesn't cause a brother or yourself to stumble into sin. The devil constantly reminds me of my failings and infirmities. I trust in His Word and through answered prayer know that despite my limitations my actions keep me right with the Lord. Many of us have these same struggles.
  9. I need to be saved

    Salvation is not feeling. If you've made biblical repentance before God and put your trust in Jesus Christ then you are saved, now and for eternity. Right now there is an invisible war going on for your soul. The author of lies, the devil and his demons, are doing their best to keep you from the truth and rest in Christ. The Holy Ghost however has you under conviction to get saved through his Word. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw close to God and he will draw closer to you. What sin do you not want to give up? Giving up sin does not save you. Acknowledging that your sins are sins and worthy of death is repentance for salvation. We all sin every day, before and after salvation. It does not mean we're not saved. Have you talked to your pastor and the saints at church?
  10. Bill the Church Hopper

    If this knucklehead was a baptist he wouldn't have to travel all over town for good food, drink, fellowship and preaching!
  11. Climate change

    Dave, Years ago I read that oil and coal is still being made in the bowels of the earth. During the Cold War, the Soviets dug for oil far deeper than we had to so they could get oil. 53,000 feet I seem to remember. There was also studies read that said oil was not organic, that it picked up organic materials as it traveled through the soil, that it was produced in the bowels of the earth, near the molten core. Interesting stuff but not compelled to look into it more or hang my hat on any of it. I do know this, the left always lies for their entire ideology is contrary to the Bible and that God is in control. I'm all for nuclear power, my home is powered by the split atom from the two Combustion Engineering reactors not five or six miles away as the crow flies.
  12. Requirements for Pastors

    It's painfully clear that some here are grammatically challenged and like me cannot diagram a sentence, something 4th grade christian children are taught to do (ABeka). Thankfully, my A+/100 grade earning daughter Julia was happy to oblige her old man and confirm through the rules of grammar what the Holy Ghost had already taught her dad. I shall say no more on this topic at this time. Only the Holy Ghost, through a submissive heart, can teach things hard to be understood.
  13. Climate change

    Go back to the 1970s and you'll find these same types of articles. In the grand scheme of things its all a lie. God is in control. And if we really were going to run out of a natural resource for fuel (as we nearly did with trees during the end of the 19th century), man can and will make use of another resource provided by God. Fact is, there's more oil available now then during the premier of AlGore's first fiction movie. I'm doing my part, I keep the thermostat set cold and bought a GMC Yukon XL that I like to drive around by myself in.
  14. Requirements for Pastors

    Huh? A child has to obey their mother and father; their parents. Do they have to obey their father if their mother dies are you asking? Of course, and their dead mother too. Just because momma told them to clean their room and their dad didn't, doesn't mean they can leave it a mess now that momma is gone and dad hasn't said so himself. It says what it says and we cannot add to it or change it without being accursed. Can you think of any more, "Yeah, but" scenarios? LOL
  15. Requirements for Pastors

    You are taking away from the scriptures and adding to it ma'am. It says children and it is plainly written as plural. In denying the obvious, you're then projecting onto me what you yourself are doing. I also do not believe you've truly read and absorbed each and every word in those passages. It does say MUST, it's not optional as some have claimed. If optional, then the pastor could be a brawler and not even the husband of one wife! Nonsense! As to your last, if a pastor doesn't have, cannot have or lost his children in the context of those verses, he was NEVER called by God to begin with. It's nonsensical to say that a man was called by God but since he has no kids, or one kid, we can ignore or redefine the plural definition of the word children into meaning singular. Child is the singular form of children and if the Lord meant at least one child the translators would have written it to be so.