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  1. Starting a church

    Sorry to be so late in getting back to this thread. I would argue that it in no way smacks of denominationalism, since at the time of organization the new work is completely severed from the sending church. The sending church no longer has any say in how the new work operates. In my experience the sending church is "petitioned", if you will, to allow the new work to be organized into a New Testament Church. In other words, an organizational meeting is held to accomplish this.
  2. Analyzing the Chinese word, 'Righteousness.'

    If all of that is contained in the characters of what we would call one "word", what a wonderful language it must be. The lesson, as you have laid it out is the heart and core of the Gospel message to all mankind, regardless of race or language. Thank you for using this wonderful example to teach of the perfect sacrifice of God in the person of Jesus Christ. Your post reminded me of what I write below, which I consider a high point in my life. Twenty years ago I had the privilege of working with a brilliant Chinese scientist who had been a professor of Plasma Physics at the University of Beijing. His name was Wu Cheng and we became very close during the time he and I worked together at a remote research site in Alaska. His English was poor and he felt a need to learn the language better so that he could communicate better with our staff and researchers. This resulted in my offering to teach him English and he, in return would teach me Chinese. lol...the result was a 50% success rate, he learned English and I failed in Chinese miserably. But through our friendship we became close friends, with him visiting my house for dinners and casual conversation about each others lives. He was able to teach me many things in regard to Chinese culture and I was able to do the same for him. I have had very few friends in this life that were as close as he and I became. This friendship and mutual sharing of cultural differences and similarities led him to become extremely interested in my life as a Christian and Christianity in general. He attended church with me on Sundays as well as mid-week services. In our time together we had many many opportunities to not only talk about my faith, but to actually hold Bible studies, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Before long his interest in my religion and walk with our Lord bore fruit. Our friendship, his keen interest in Christianity, as well as his professional thirst for truth as a scientist, was the mechanism that God used to bring him to Christ. His conversion was very obvious to me; he developed an insatiable thirst for God's Word as well as a burning desire to be able to take God's word to the Chinese people once he returned to China. He spent a lot of time devising ways to be able to bring Bibles back with him when he finally had to return to China. I thank God for the opportunity to use a working environment to develop a friendship resulting in the salvation of a soul that had never heard the Gospel message. Wu Cheng went to be with our Lord shortly after his return to China. I will miss him here, but rejoice that our parting is but for a short time. We will renew our friendship and fellowship once again in the land that is fairer than day, for death has given way to victory.
  3. Repairs

    It is amazing just how long these parts actually do last considering the heavy use they get on a constant basis. The pressure switch on my pump is at least 25 years old and never been replaced.
  4. Does Anybody Have Any Music Videos That You Care To Share?

    You may not like it, but I thought it was great. Thank you for doing it and posting it......now for more.
  5. A request for rain

    Do you know how the Gulf Coast is doing? Was it as bad or worse than the east coast? I have family that lives in Fort Meyers, but hve not heard from them.
  6. Whats for Supper...

    Today's dinner sounds wonderful Invicta. I'll have to try the potatoes cooked like that some time. Tonight we are having roast chicken thighs with drumsticks attached. My wife found an excellent way to cook them so that it takes less time and does not have the tendency to dry them out from roasting. She fully cooks them in the micro wave and then puts them in the over to brown for an hour. The cooking in the micro wave goes very quickly. i can't remember just how long she cooks them that way, but it seems fast. Like I said once before, "I never met a chicken I didn't like."
  7. A request for rain

    I believe that is called a hurricane Swath.
  8. Whats for Supper...

    I've got an idea Invicta, if you invite me for dinner there will be no more leftover chicken. Matter of fact, there may not be any for you.
  9. Whats for Supper...

    Yes, I understand Invicta. To my mind water injection of meat is totally deceptive and its only purpose is increased profit. Ham has long been known as one of the easiest meats to be injected and is not even noticed by most people.
  10. Whats for Supper...

    I don't understand Invicta,, how is it possible to have left over chicken breast?
  11. A request for rain

    We have been inundated constantly with heavy acrid smoke since June 4th. This last week has been unbearable. No matter whch way the wind blows, it blows smoke from different directions and numerous fires, both here in Northern California an d Southern Oregon.
  12. Climate change

    The permafrost is not melting. Alaskans see no evidence of this with one exception that has always been the rule. This rule is that permafrost will melt whenever humans expose it to direct sunlight. Other than that, the temperatures in Alaska have remained what they have always been on average. Even in Alaska's warm summers permafrost have never melted naturally, that's why it is called "PERMAFROST", because it is permanently frozen.
  13. Not all New items are showing?

    I have had the same problem NN. i thought it was just me at first. But then it has happened again. I have only noticed this since the new upgrade, never happened to me before that.
  14. 2Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
  15. The Husband of One Wife

    This should be interesting, although repetitious in the overall scheme of posts on this message board. I don't think the subject will bring up aggravation or heartache, but it will probably elicit passionate replies.
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