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Nom de Plume

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    Nom de Plume reacted to heartstrings in ....the Power Of The Dog....2.......   
    Pit bulls are the product of selective breeding for wicked purposes. They are not suitable as pets for anyone.
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    Nom de Plume reacted to Ukulelemike in Blood Moon Tonight   
    I never saw this blood moon. As I understand it has to do with the sun rising at a certain time and casting a pink shade on the moon. HArdly  'blood' moon. Did have a nice rainbow around it though-a rainbow moon! A sign to the homosexuals? Repent!
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Deleted Mozilla And Moved To Chrome, Are You In?   
     
    I took the time to read much of the Pale Moon website and while most of the site seems to lead one to believe that Pale Moon is still tied to Mozilla if you dig down into the Technical Details page you will read the following:
     
    Using the freedom of the MPL, I have therefore branded the browser Pale Moon, to clearly identify this browser as an individual product, not related to the Mozilla Corporation or official Firefox installations. 
     
    That's good enough for me. I tried the slim browser, and like it okay, but it doesn't work well on all my machines and I want to have consistency across platforms. I tried Chrome again, and while it's not bad there is just something I don't care for. Don't know what it is, but...
     
    So I'll try Pale Moon. Thanks for the tip and follow through.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from ASongOfDegrees in Concealed Carry   
    I'm all for it. As the old saying goes, "if you outlaw guns the only people that will have guns will be the outlaws".
     
    It seems most cases I have read about involving violence with guns had to do with people OBtaining their firearms less than legally. I also believe that if law abiding citizens were allowed to conceal carry in places like schools and bases some of these more heinous crimes would have been less costly.
     
    On the other side of the spectrum you have Tennessee:
     
    Tennessee Senate passes open carry bill
     
    Following the logic of the liberals, this should make Tennessee something like the wild west. We shall see...
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    Nom de Plume reacted to No Nicolaitans in Shepherding The Flock - Why Psychological Solutions, Not Biblical Solutions   
     
    I think that technically, any and all prOBlems are caused by sin when it comes down to the nitty gritty.  Had man never sinned, there would never have been prOBlems, heart-ache, pain, suffering, etc., etc., etc.
     
    Sin is the root cause of it all.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from HappyChristian in 15 Minute History Lesson   
    I think it is the height of folly to ever underestimate the extent of stupidity within the U.S. Government.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from HappyChristian in 15 Minute History Lesson   
    I think it is the height of folly to ever underestimate the extent of stupidity within the U.S. Government.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from ThePilgrim in Repub Primaries Won't Matter In Selection Process   
     
    That is pretty much where it has resided for decades, so little change there.
     
     
    The difference is that the America of the last century is essentially a commode with two flush handles: one on the left, and one on the right. Either way we are going to get flushed, the difference is if the left lever is pulled the swirl goes a little faster down the drain.
     
    And that is your political science 101 class for today. 
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from ThePilgrim in Repub Primaries Won't Matter In Selection Process   
     
    That is pretty much where it has resided for decades, so little change there.
     
     
    The difference is that the America of the last century is essentially a commode with two flush handles: one on the left, and one on the right. Either way we are going to get flushed, the difference is if the left lever is pulled the swirl goes a little faster down the drain.
     
    And that is your political science 101 class for today. 
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from ThePilgrim in Repub Primaries Won't Matter In Selection Process   
     
    That is pretty much where it has resided for decades, so little change there.
     
     
    The difference is that the America of the last century is essentially a commode with two flush handles: one on the left, and one on the right. Either way we are going to get flushed, the difference is if the left lever is pulled the swirl goes a little faster down the drain.
     
    And that is your political science 101 class for today. 
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from ThePilgrim in Repub Primaries Won't Matter In Selection Process   
     
    That is pretty much where it has resided for decades, so little change there.
     
     
    The difference is that the America of the last century is essentially a commode with two flush handles: one on the left, and one on the right. Either way we are going to get flushed, the difference is if the left lever is pulled the swirl goes a little faster down the drain.
     
    And that is your political science 101 class for today. 
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Deleted Mozilla And Moved To Chrome, Are You In?   
    I've been considering using a different browser for some time, but have really been too lazy to try the various programs out there. I gave Chrome a shot some time ago and it really didn't do anything for me, so...
     
     
    I looked into this this morning and it seems that Pale Moon is nothing more than Firefox optimized to run on a Windows platform. From what I saw it looks like Pale Moon is still under the Mozilla banner. If true you may want to reconsider your choice.
     
     
    I looked at this too and it seems to have an interesting set of features I'd like to explore a bit further. I have downloaded and set it to default. We'll see how it works out. Thanks for the tip!
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    Nom de Plume reacted to candlelight in Kjvo And Original Languages   
    Several years ago, I used to witness in a nursing home.  I had contact with many Roman Catholic people, including my aunt.  It is wise to know that not all RC's are devout in the RCC faith.  As stated by NDP they are just reciting what they heard in the RCC, just the same as we are do the IFB faith.  The man made RCC rules are just a part of them.  I led my aunt and another RC woman to Jesus Christ.  The Lord had been working on my aunt since my church had a building in our hometown.  She loved to get Gospel tracts and read them.  I gave her a KJV Bible when she was at the nursing home.  It was there, that I lead her to Christ.
     
    Also, I had been witnessing to another RC woman.  I found her in her wheelchair, one day, wandering the halls of the nursing home.  I asked her what was wrong.  She said she wanted to see Jesus.  She told me that she was trying to find the picture of Jesus they had on the wall in one of the wards.  I took her over to the picture and led her to Christ.  The next day, I went to volunteer and she wasn't there.  They told me she passed on in the middle of the night.  I knew she was in heaven.  It brought much peace to my heart.

    My church has a ministry with 4 nursing homes, in my area.  We see many elderly people trust Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, every week.  One of the men, in the church, gives the message and then the invitation.  The choir sings, as well.  The children, teens and adults talk with the elderly.  It is a blessing to be able to see these precious people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  
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    Nom de Plume reacted to HappyChristian in Kjvo And Original Languages   
    You do not walk in his shoes, so you cannot know what he does. And if he shows her that verse after she has accepted Christ, explaining about separation, fine. But if he then hinges her salvation on it, he's lying.  I like you SFIC, but stop adding to salvation. 
     
     Swath, just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't make that one a liberal. Knock it off. I'm tired of the name-calling by folks who claim the name of Christ.  Just tired of it.
     
    Even you, SFIC, stated that it was a result..."proof."  That's a result, not a prerequisite.  And since you are not God, you cannot know whether a woman who is near 100 and always been a Catholic who does not get rid of certain things proscribed by you to get rid of is saved or not. If she called upon the name of the Lord in repentance for her sins, she is saved.  Period.  The Holy Spirit will deal with the dross that needs to be removed from her life in His time, not yours or mine.  Just as He does with all of us.  
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from HappyChristian in Kjvo And Original Languages   
     
    I'd have "liked" your post 50 times but it's not allowed. You are a wise lady!
     
    God bless.
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    Nom de Plume reacted to HappyChristian in Kjvo And Original Languages   
    Nom, I just wanted to encourage you in your witness to this lady. We have, through the years, been able to lead a number of people to the Lord in the nursing home.  We (my hubby and me) take a group of people from our church to an area nursing home (our church has the privilege of reaching a large number of nursing homes in this area) each Saturday morning.
     
    One thing that many people don't understand (and it's OBvious from some of the comments on this thread that some here don't, as well) is that most of the folk in nursing homes are old. Old and set in their ways.  Taught what they believe (or even coming to the belief via their own study), they cling to it.  It is familiar to them, and they are loath to change.  Many of them get confused easily and so cling all the more to what they knew in their childhood.  EVEN religion.   Or should I say especially religion.  
     
    Time and teaching, with the Holy Spirit leading them, is the only way to help anyone,  let alone an older person in a nursing home, understand that they need to separate from something that was always such a large part of their lives. Some never come to that understanding. NOT because they aren't saved, but because they are getting old.  Not all old people get slower in their thinking, but folks in the nursing home sure do.  A combination of whatever their prOBlem is, medications (and they are on a lot!), etc. creates issues with their minds that people who don't work with them on a regular basis can never understand. 
     
    Nom - compassion is vital when dealing with anyone, but especially with the most vulnerable of society.  And who would that be?  Children and older people (especially those in a nursing home). As you found out to your chagrin, finger pointing and arguing against one's beliefs does not change them. Only the conviction of the Holy Spirit via the presentation of the Word of God - lovingly given - can.  
     
    BTW - the command to be separate in Corinthians was given to those who are already saved...it is not a prerequisite for salvation. Were it, the greater majority of us, if not all of us, would never have been able to be saved...
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    Nom de Plume reacted to ThePilgrim in The Bible Only?   
    If we read the books of those who came before us we risk picking up a heresey.  If we read the bible without the books of those who came before us, we risk coming up with our own heresey.  Both paths are dangerous.
    The solution I guess is to be a super genius, smarter than all the men who have written books, able to understand all that is in the bible without error.  But to believe you are a super genius you would have to be at least a little mad.  So instead of believing you are a super genius it might be best to have a line straight to God, then you don't need the books of those who came before you.  Of course some of those who came before you might have thought they had a straight line to God also, and you don't trust them.  So even if you think you have a straight line to God you just might be mistaken or maybe mad.
     
    So all in all, it seems to me the best idea is to stay close to God, study the bible, read the works of those who came before, and pray that God will help you sort it out.
     
    God bless,
    Larry
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from John81 in Kjvo And Original Languages   
     
    Okay, where have I defended sin? I have said that I gave the Gospel message to this woman at least once every month. I have said she has a firm grasp of the Gospel message and has received Jesus Christ as her savior. I have said that I have pointed out to her the false traditions, sacraments, and practices of not only the RCC but other religions as well. So where do I defend sin?
     
     
    What I see is a lady who loves the Lord to the best of her ability. For the majority of her 94 years she has loved the Lord the way a false religion system has taught her to love the Lord. Now that she is saved she loves the Lord and wants to express that love with all her heart, but for 80 + years she has been indoctrinated in various ways that are not Biblical. No person I have ever met has ever overcome all their pecadillos immediately upon salvation, regardless how young they are. Yet you expect this woman to drop 80+ years of indoctrination the second she becomes saved.
     
    Here's the deal. We are all sinners and come short of the glory of God. Even you; you confessed "not sinless". If the Bible is true (and I believe it is) then that tells me that NONE of us really love the Lord with ALL our hearts, souls and minds. If we did we would never sin. Sin is an outward manifestion of rebellion towards God, not love; and we are ALL guilty. John81 gave an excellent post at #130, I think it is worth a second read.
     
    I've tried the hardline finger in the face, "everything you've ever believed, been taught, and/or lived for the past so many years is straight out of the pits of hell", and all I've gotten with that approach is very heated arguments with what are now alienated Catholics who no longer talk to me, that are even more entrenched in their false religion becuase they did not see the love of Christ in those Baptists.
     
    From now on, I am going to lovingly show this woman, and any other Catholic I meet the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and once they get saved I will do my best to lovingly show them the errors of the RCC and trust that God will work in their hearts. To use another Biblical comparison I turn to John 8:
     
    John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
    John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
    John 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
    John 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
    John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
    John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
    John 8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
    John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
    John 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
    John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
     
    With all the finger waggers and scorners gone, it is my hope to teach this woman and everyone else at this home (and myself too) to sin no more. We may never get it perfect, but we will do the best we can with what little we got, and give the rest up to God.
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    Nom de Plume reacted to John81 in Kjvo And Original Languages   
    We must also remember that Lord works with each of us as individuals. We don't all get saved at the same time or under the same sort of circumstances. We don't all know the Bible when we get saved, we don't instantly become perfect, we all grow and mature at different rates, the Holy Ghost works to transform each persons life in the order and stages the Lord decrees.
     
    Some saved folks it may be difficult to tell they are saved until someone disciples them or they have spent much time in prayer and Bible reading/study. Some folks get saved and then receive as much or more false teaching than true and their growth is stunted.
     
    I grew up in Methodist Sunday school where I never heard the Gospel, yet God used that to prepare a foundation and give me a heart that believed in Him so that at the appropriate time I would hear the Gospel and yield to the Holy Ghost and be born again in Christ. This while attending a casual Sunday night service in an Assemblies of God church because my girlfriend wanted to watch the movie they were showing at the church that night (A Thief in the Night).
     
    I've known people who were saved and they instantly had no more desire for tOBacco and their speech was instantly clean. Others I've known battled with both tOBacco and their speech for a long while before they were brought under the heel of Christ and they were free from them.
     
    No matter what stage of maturity any of us are here today, none of us are perfect and at some point we were all babes in Christ.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from EKSmith in Kjvo And Original Languages   
     
    Let me preface my comments by saying that I believe the “Holy Bible,” as it appears in the English language, is the Authorized 1611 King James Bible. I further believe this Bible is the product of God’s watchful hand of preservation.
     
    Having said that, 33 years ago I was led to Christ by a man of God that preached from the KJV, but was not KJV-only. When I came down to altar call a sweet lady overheard my conversation saying I did not have a Bible and she later tracked me down and gave me my first Bible...a NASB. I still have that Bible, and while I seldom crack its cover, it is a very dear possession. I do not doubt that that woman was a child of Christ. I have no doubt she had sincere compassion for my soul.
     
    Pastor James Knox (emphatically KJV-only) was asked to speak at a Bible conference some years ago where most were not KJV-only. He was one of the last speakers and his main point was "When your time on earth is through, it won't matter what Bible version you disOBeyed". Interestingly enough, he was never invited back.
     
    My point is most any Bible version can be "a mighty sword in the hands of a man surrendered to Christ". Similarly, it won't matter which Bible version you are using if you are not surrendered to Christ.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from Arbo in Kjvo And Original Languages   
     
    My friend and I have witnessed to this lady as well as to all the other people that attend the services and some who do not. This woman acknowledges the fact that she is a sinner, she acknowledges her need for a savior, and she acknowledges her acceptance of Jesus Christ as that savior. Every month both my friend and I always preach the gospel and always point to at least one false practice of some other religion; most often Catholicism. My friend also gets into more personal discussions during his Bible Study and he is convinced that she is saved. She is 94 years old and has lived a certain way of life all her life. She is set in many of her ways and we may not be able to get her to relinquish them all before her time comes...:does that make her acceptance of Jesus as savior any less effective?
     
    Should I point my finger in her face as it seems you and SFIC would and say "Unless you renounce everything Catholic you are doomed for the pits of hell"? Should I tell her the blood of Christ did not pay for her sign of the cross and her RCC literature? Tell me, do you still put up a Baal bush with lights at Christmas or accommodate those that do? Do you still have children, grandchildren, or friends who worship Eostra at the annual Easter Egg hunt or by giving out chocolate bunnies? Why do you tolerate that?
     
    You know what I see in this 94 year old woman that I am not seeing from you two:
     
    Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
     
    Every time I see this woman she lives these two commandments. I'm not sure I have seen to much, especially of that second commandment in this thread.
     
    You know what else I see when I compare you two with this elderly lady:
     
    Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
     
    I am truly glad that you two either never fell into the RCC trap or were able to fully extricate yourself from it, but you know what?: This woman knows she is a sinner and she has turned that sin over to the only one she knows can save her from that sin: Jesus Christ. Until you can show me that her name is not in the Book of Life, then I will leave that judgment to God. Until then, my friend and I will continue to gently guide this woman away from Catholicism and all its rituals and traditions. I'll leave the threats and vindictive finger pointing to the Muslims and Nazis.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from candlelight in How Do You Rightly Divide The Word Of Truth   
    I have been a Christian for 33 years and have found, even among Christians, prayer is never a given.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in How Do You Rightly Divide The Word Of Truth   
     
    This wasn't a personal attack on you. I was simply commenting on the phrase "I let the Holy Spirit lead me..." and how I have seen it used. Sorry if it came off as a personal attack...it wasn't.
     
     
    Again, if Dave is "I am chief" I wasn't pointing fingers.
     
    People sure are sensative here.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in My Son Plays "jesus Loves Me" On Trumpet   
    Amen brother! That was nice.
     
    He seems awful young to be a HM1 though...;and he's a bit out of uniform.
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    Nom de Plume got a reaction from candlelight in How Do You Rightly Divide The Word Of Truth   
    I have been a Christian for 33 years and have found, even among Christians, prayer is never a given.
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