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swathdiver

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    swathdiver got a reaction from wretched in Have you heard this statement?   
    That young lady is proud and deceived.  Hopefully it won't last long.  After a time who shall ask her about the fruit?  
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    swathdiver got a reaction from Alan in Activity on Online Baptist   
    Y'all could pass for my daughters!  
    As for me, it's been a tough couple of years health wise and otherwise.  I grew sick and tired of the heretics, for a while it seemed i was outnumbered, that I was the heathen so I withdrew to spend time in more profitable endeavors.  I miss Jerry Numbers, John81 and Irishman and others.
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    swathdiver got a reaction from Alan in Activity on Online Baptist   
    Y'all could pass for my daughters!  
    As for me, it's been a tough couple of years health wise and otherwise.  I grew sick and tired of the heretics, for a while it seemed i was outnumbered, that I was the heathen so I withdrew to spend time in more profitable endeavors.  I miss Jerry Numbers, John81 and Irishman and others.
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    swathdiver reacted to Jim_Alaska in Have you heard this statement?   
    This is not a made up story, it really happened and I heard the testimony. 
    In our church we have a short time of testimony and praise  as part of our service. One Sunday morning a new young lady came to service and gave this testimony.
    It seems she was a part of a group of twenty "soul winners" that went out soul winning the previous day, a Saturday. Her testimony of praise was that the result of their soul winning  efforts resulted in twenty people being "saved". 
    This young lady went on to become a member of our church and is still a very active soul winner. I believe that she is a genuine Christian and very sincere in her beliefs and Christian life. In this context it is amazing to me that someone like this can go on actually believing that their "easy believism" methods result in genuine conversions of the people they witness to.
    It is even harder to understand how they can hold to this method in light of no fruit of the Spirit, no subsequent Baptism, and no church attendance after the original encounter at the door.
    I fear for the people that misguided soul winners witness to. These people may well go on in their lost condition and hardened to any subsequent Gospel witness simply because they believe that they have been saved because they repeated a "sinner's prayer."
    I believe that this sort of door knocking evangelism actually quenches the convicting and saving work of The Holy Spirit and substitutes a man made formula instead.
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    swathdiver reacted to Rebecca in What are you thankful for?   
    The American celebration of Thanksgiving is this month.  It's usually a time when we reflect on the blessings we've received, and so I thought a thread dedicated to sharing those blessings would be a good idea.
    For me, after five years on the mission field I didn't have a proper oven, and now I do. And I'm so thankful for it that I did the unthinkable and signed up to cook a turkey for my church's Thanksgiving banquet! 
    I'm also thankful for the safety God has given me while traveling. There has been two clear instances when I know God had been protecting me, and I'm sure many more I'll never know about. 
    I'm thankful for my Pastor helping me find a cell phone that works even out in the middle of nowhere. 
    I'm thankful that I turned the porch light on and looked out before I opened the door and stepped on the skunk. 
     
     
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    swathdiver reacted to Gismys in Words Spoken by a Man in Hell for over 2000 years!!!   
    Words Spoken by a Man in Hell for over 2000 years!!! And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
    24 Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'

    25 But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.

    26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'

    27 Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house,

    28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'

    29 Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'

    30 And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

    31 But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' " Luke 16:24-31
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    swathdiver reacted to Roselove in Interview for my mom   
    Please pray for my mom, she is having a hard time at her current job and she had an interview today and it went well it seems. They want to have her back tomorrow for a second one, please pray for God's will to be done!  
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    swathdiver reacted to Jim_Alaska in Which Is Your Favorite Sport?   
    You Brits are a hoot, everyone knows that cricket is an insect.   
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    swathdiver reacted to Donald Jones in Closer to the Lord Jesus   
    Sure, my pleasure, through a life of growing up in a Catholic School, living a life of sin and being of the the world, then searching in other denominations such as SDA, Pentacostal, Evangelical I then began to look up some history on the bible. I was confused as to why there were so many churches and bibles. If God was able to give us his word then there should only be one.
    In 2006 I was on the internet and listened to a Pastor Anderson preaching, he just started his church and I was drawn how he preached. First explaining about KJV only being the inherent word of God which made sense to me, then giving the Gospel as it was literally written, Salvation through Christ Jesus through faith only and not of works. It all made sense to me finally after so many years of deception. My wife and myself then knew this was the way in which the Bible began to reveal the truth to us. We confessed that we were sinners, we believed in our heart the God had raised Jesus from the dead just as it is written in Romans 10:9 and 10.
    We were then baptized in an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in Castlegar BC. and that was quite some time ago, since then life has been a challenge but I have always known that Jesus was always with me.
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    swathdiver reacted to Donald Jones in Closer to the Lord Jesus   
    Hello everyone, I would just like to introduce myself to this site or like minded believers, saved by the blood of Jesus Christ eternally. I found it extremely useful for me lately to always remember to stay as close to the Lord as possible in every affair of every day. He provides my strength to overcome every day challenges not only of the world but of myself as well. 
    I thank him for always being there for me, strengthening me and providing me his words of truth and my salvation.
    He provides my joy and wisdom to share with others and bring them into knowing his love through the gospel and his gift of salvation.
    Donald
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    swathdiver got a reaction from heartstrings in New(old) tractor   
    Fun!  Just look at that grin!
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    swathdiver reacted to No Nicolaitans in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Mortar...

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    swathdiver reacted to heartstrings in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Honey, I was hungry and tried to bake some biscuits; what did I do wrong?
     
    No, the mortar hardened up just fine over the weekend, thank the Lord.. This is my first time laying block and I have about $7k in materials on this project, so I'm just a little nervous about everything turning out OK.
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    swathdiver got a reaction from heartstrings in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Ask your wife, pretend the concrete is flour.
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    swathdiver reacted to No Nicolaitans in We FINALLY received a miracle check in the mail!!!   
    YES! After all of these years, and after hearing the many testimonies of others who received their "miracle checks" in the mail...it has finally happened to us!
    I went to the mail yesterday, and nestled in and amongst everything was an envelope from our insurance agency...I thought the color of the paper (that was visible through the envelope's window) looked strange. So it seems that after spending about $10,000 on our new heat/air system and the new roof this year, they have lowered our yearly insurance cost!
    I opened the envelope, and therein was a check...one of those miracle checks that everyone talks about! They had pro-rated the difference between our old premium and the new premium due to the improvements on our house! I unfolded the letter, and at the bottom was a check! A miracle check...for...
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    $50  
    Still, it's a blessing, and it's certainly a blessing that our premium was lowered by about $130 a year.
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    swathdiver reacted to heartstrings in I've decided to join the Masons   
    At least you didn't reach for your square and compass.... :)
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    swathdiver got a reaction from heartstrings in I've decided to join the Masons   
    I saw that title and was about to grab my keys and a hammer!  Glad you're going to be the right kind of mason!  LOL
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    swathdiver reacted to Jim_Alaska in Rifle build kit   
    Can't do better than the good old standby, "I bought it just for you, I'll even put it together for you."   
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    swathdiver got a reaction from heartstrings in Rifle build kit   
    It's impolite to shoot by yourself, you need another for family, friends and guests.
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    swathdiver reacted to Salyan in So today is my 10 year anniversary...   
    ...of being on Online Baptist! Wow. Funny how an online forum can become such an integral part of one's life, and people you've never met can seem like old friends. (Look at me being all sentimental... ) In honor of the occasion, I've decided to do a 'Best (and Worst) of OB' list:
    1.  The time Alimantado mimicked JerryNumbers' username and started offering up JerryNumbers' vegetables! And JerryNumbers thought he'd been hacked! And Kitagirl banned Carl!I was up watching the drama unfold and laughed till I cried....
    2. Coming back to OB after a hiatus and wondering why Carl was talking like he was saved now... and finding out he was. 
    3. Meeting HappyChristian in real life!
    4. Becoming a moderator and learning to patiently (and, er, not-so-patiently) deal with drama.
    5. Being accused of committing treason in the 'Count to 50' thread. So much for the Commonwealth.
    6. Losing Annie...
    7. Samer and Rachel
    8. Finding connections to people and places I know in real life (sometimes that almost got me into trouble!)
    9. John81 and his 66,000 posts 
    10. Winning an OB mug!
    ...and if you understand all those references, you've been around for a while, too!

    Anyone else have anything they'd like to add to the 'Best of' list?
     
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    swathdiver got a reaction from heartstrings in Rifle build kit   
    It's impolite to shoot by yourself, you need another for family, friends and guests.
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    swathdiver reacted to No Nicolaitans in A simple request   
    Yep...have to work tomorrow. Lowe's opens at 6:00 or 6:30 am. I'll get there early, buy it, and hopefully get it installed before I have to go in tomorrow afternoon (other things to do too). My only worry is that the plumber (who piped the original water heater) hard-piped it. From the specifications that I've read online, that shouldn't be a problem other than having to cut the pipes and installing a coupling. We'll see how it goes. Thanks to all who may have prayed.
    Side note: if you're a plumbing contractor, please don't hard-pipe to a water heater. 
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    swathdiver reacted to No Nicolaitans in A simple request   
    In February, we had to get a new heating and air system. Thousands of dollars unexpected.
    In July, we had to get a new roof. Thousands of dollars unexpected, but not surprising.
    Yesterday, our hot water heater went out. It's gas, and a small water leak is the culprit which causes the pilot light to go out. 
    We are debating on replacing the water heater or getting a tankless water heater. Due to a current "special" offered by a local propane company, the tankless will be only a couple of hundred dollars more than a traditional water heater. 
    From my limited knowledge, tankless water heaters are great. 
    Can anyone shed any light on this...tankless vs. traditional? 
    Also, please pray...this is another unexpected expense that has come at a bad time.
    I guess 20 years is pretty good for how long this one lasted though...
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    swathdiver reacted to Jordan Kurecki in Missionary School   
    Thanks to everyone who prayed for me regarding this, God has provided all the funds I need to be able to go to BBTI. I fly out on Wednesday :)
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    swathdiver reacted to heartstrings in Repairs   
    Last weekend, the controller on our well pump went out. The capacitor had melted down. I went to town, bought another, and installed it: quick fix.
    But yesterday morning, the points (contacts) on the pump's pressure switch burned out on one side so there were no baths until I got home from work with a new unit.
    I changed it out after dark with my sweetie holding the flashlight. The parts on a farm's well do take a beating. Surprised this one lasted as long as it did. 

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