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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Ronda in Great signs and fearful sights in the heavens   
    "And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise." (Revelation 8:12). 

    This is not the only fearful sight that will occur in the tribulation... in fact, the majority of the scriptural content in that chapter deals with such things. Far too much scripture to quote here. 

    As for "planet x/nibiru"  there is no such thing.  There a great many wolves in sheep's clothing perpetuating these lies, deceiving the gullible. I agree with many of the brethren (above) in their opinions of those whom have started and continue to perpetuate this nonsense. Two other names come to mind: Paul Begley and Steven DeNoon, both of which produce "shock factor" videos, and are plastered all over social media (sadly). They use scare tactics to promote "survival" products.  They prey on those who do not study the Bible, and do not know scripture themselves. So much so that when claim something to be scripturally sound, the gullible and those who do not study scripture themselves, are easily deceived. There is a solution to this... when believers study scripture themselves (as we are told to do; 2 Tim.2:15), know scripture well, then they can readily recognize the false teachers and know to mark and avoid them. 

    Sadly, many professing believers are Biblically illiterate these days... even though there is no excuse for this since there are hundreds of ways to access the KJV Bible... in print form, also free online KJV Bible, and even free lexicons (should  person desire to delve deep), Braille, KJV Bible apps, and audio Bibles as well (which are an excellent use of time while doing chores, etc. Listening to the KJV audio Bible). But far too many professing believers want a 5-6 word summary, a 5-10 minute sermon-ette (McChristian drive-thru style).  

    Rather than waste time on the latest theory and falsehood of the day... (such as the "Blood moons", Shmita, Rev.12 sign heresy, L.A.Marzulli's phony fairy, planet x/nibiru, and hundreds of other false  teachings that pervert/twist scripture) ... the time would be much better spent in the Bible, in actual scripture, rather than mankind's take, opinion, and perversion of scripture for personal gain.  

    Here is some scripture that may be helpful:

    "For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." (Rom.16:18)

    "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them." (Eph.5:6-7)
    "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." (2 Tim.3:13)

    " That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive" (Eph.4:14) 


    Maranatha! 
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to (Omega) in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    To Invicta,
    I am very concerned with your teachings, as they can mislead those who are not mature in the Word and drink milk only.
    I wholeheartedly agree with Bro Jim. Invicta, you're thinking carnally when you misinterpret the word "image". When God shelters us under his wings, does that mean that he has literal wings and they flap? Is Jesus really a door with a knob and hinges? Jim's post make a lot of sense because Adam was actually referred to as "The Son of God". Jesus was the Second Adam, The Sinless Son of God. Sinless means that He was not capable of sinning.
    Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. (Luke 3:37,38)
    Adam being referred to as the "Son of God" in the genealogy means that Adam was made in God's image. Adam has a conscious of his existence. An owl doesn't say to itself, "I think, therefore I am". A deer doesn't ponder what happens when it dies? A tiger cannot be guilty of murder if it eats a goat in a prey. Because they are not made in God's image, man is.
    God "The Father" has no literal image. He is invisible.
    In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Colossians 1:14,15)
    If Jesus is in the "IMAGE" of the "INVISIBLE" God, how then can the word image be literal? 
    And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. (Revelation 4:3) This is referring to God the Father.
    The book of Revelation has to be carefully interpreted according to its context. Jasper in those times refers to a crystalline stone, like a Diamond. The more clear and translucent a diamond is, the more costly. It is referring to the absolute purity and holiness of God, and His Majesty and Glory. Also notice that the book of Revelation only mentions ONE throne, but BOTH the Father and the Son is seated on it.
    And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. (Revelation 22:3,4)
    "The" Throne, which is a definite article -- one throne. The throne which has God and the Lamb (2 people), and it switches to serve HIM in the same verse. HIM is not two, but one, yet two are on the throne. It doesn't say...see THEIR face, it says see HIS face. When you see the face of God in Eternity, it will be the face of Jesus Christ Himself. The Father's Glory will shine through Him, and the Holy Spirit will dwell in us all.
    And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. (Revelation 21:23)
    Do you see in that verse how they are ONE in absolute essence and Being?
    Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. (John 14:11)
    Hope this helps Invicta!
    God Bless,
    Daniel
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to swathdiver in Are We Teaching the Bible Well in Our Churches?   
    Such as church has left her first estate and turned to entertaining goats and has forsaken the sheep.  Goats probably run the place and it is no longer a place for sheep.  Goats want to be entertained, sheep want to be discipled.  Time to find a New Testament church of the kind that Christ built and died for.  
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Pastorj in Have you heard this statement?   
    When my family traveled working with small churches, I came across this a few times. The one that was amazing to me was in Florida. I went out with an individual and it was my turn to talk. I started up a nice conversation with this lady on her doorstep. She was very willing to talk. After presenting the Gospel, I asked her if she had ever heard that before. She told me that she had, but didn't believe it. After some more discussion, my partner asked her if he could pray with her. To my amazement, he led her in the sinners prayer. After he was done, I stopped him and told her that she was not saved, but she could be if she would pray something similar believing. I then took my partner back to the church. On the way back, he was livid that we were stopping soul-winning and that I told her she wasn't saved after he "Led her to Christ".
    It was not a fun conversation, but I spent a good hour explaining to him that a prayer doesn't save. After we were done, the pastor showed up and he had a conversation with the Pastor. He reinforced what I had told him and it finally clicked with him. He was zealous to lead people to the Lord, but at been taught wrong.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from swathdiver in Have you heard this statement?   
    Confronting this kind of soul winner is important, but I worry more about the influence she may have on others by taking them soul winning with her.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    I agree HC, meatloaf sandwiches are one of the great things about meatloaf.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Invicta in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    Thank you brother Jim.  I will try to remember that.   
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    Invicta,
    Adam's son Seth, looked like Adam, there was a resemblance to his father. Many children look like their parent, this is not a change in man's nature i.e. being created in the image of God.  1Cor 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 
    Mankind is created in the image of God. Just because a son looks like his father does not mean his nature is changed. Man is not an animal. The birth of Seth was a natural birth, nothing new was created here. Adam was a new creation. Birth and creation are different.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to (Omega) in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    I agree with Alan. We cry, tears comes out of our tear ducts. We eat, and whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught. We get cut, we bleed. The Celestial body would have no need for those. I wouldn't be surprised if what we eat in Eternity will become part of our body in a way completely different from our "body of death" (physical body - Rom.7:24) It is not a spiritual body in the sense that it's non-corporeal, and cannot be felt or touched. It is a body of Spirit, that is...designed to serve God to the Highest, praise Him in the Highest, Glorify Him in the Highest. Keeping God's commandment is spiritual, praising God is spiritual, sacrificial love is spirital, etc. Therefore, we have a spirit body. Jim Alaska made a good point on being in the "image" of God. A lion is not guilty of murder if it eats another animal in a prey. Animals cannot be guilty of that, but we (made in God's image) would be guilty. I look forward to my Glorified body where our worship, praises, singing songs, serving God in endless ways in a new Universe will be amplified because our "Spirit" (designed to worship God) body will be designed in such a manner.
    God Bless,
    Daniel
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    I would agree that man's body would, on the surface, and casually looking at the sameness as an animal, seem to be the same. But that is where the "sameness" stops, as you pointed out, man is made in the image of God.
    We also only have to look as far as the spirit type body that Jesus had after His resurrection:  John 20:26  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 
     27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. We see in this one verse alone that Jesus' body has both physical, as well as spiritual aspects to it. And then we are told this:  1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 
    But he also argues against his own premise of the sameness when he says: “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of MEN, another flesh of BEASTS, another of FISHES, and another of BIRDS."
    And then there is the observable difference between men and beasts. Man has within him the "awareness" of the spiritual, which no animal possesses. This is true of even the most primitive peoples. God has placed within all mankind the awareness of the  spiritual, which no animal possesses.
    If I am not understanding his comments correctly, please correct me. It's early morning here as I write and my thinking processes are not the best when I first wake up. More coffee will help.  
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    Jim, I believe that you are understanding Larkin's position correctly.  This is why I brought out my comment like I did.
    The flesh of man, our physical body, is different from the flesh of animals, along with the "awareness" that you mentioned.
    As this thread is dealing with just an overview, I did not dwell much on the differences; but I did want to point it out. I appreciate you adding your comments to this matter. Your comments give us a better understanding.
    Alan
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    I would agree that man's body would, on the surface, and casually looking at the sameness as an animal, seem to be the same. But that is where the "sameness" stops, as you pointed out, man is made in the image of God.
    We also only have to look as far as the spirit type body that Jesus had after His resurrection:  John 20:26  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 
     27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. We see in this one verse alone that Jesus' body has both physical, as well as spiritual aspects to it. And then we are told this:  1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 
    But he also argues against his own premise of the sameness when he says: “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of MEN, another flesh of BEASTS, another of FISHES, and another of BIRDS."
    And then there is the observable difference between men and beasts. Man has within him the "awareness" of the spiritual, which no animal possesses. This is true of even the most primitive peoples. God has placed within all mankind the awareness of the  spiritual, which no animal possesses.
    If I am not understanding his comments correctly, please correct me. It's early morning here as I write and my thinking processes are not the best when I first wake up. More coffee will help.  
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Salyan in Activity on Online Baptist   
    Wow, people are coming out of the woodwork on this thread! Nice to see you all are still alive!    
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in Great signs and fearful sights in the heavens   
    In my opinion, Hal Lindsey, the Charismatics, started to perpetuate these hoaxes. Occasionally I do an internet search on these hoaxes and now just about every denomination has its share of false prophecies and unscientific wonders in the heavens that they perpetuate to get a crowd.
    They, Lindsey, and  the charismatics, than other groups, saw that the amount of money and fame that was generated was huge. Hal Lindsey, the Charismatics, and even some fundamentalists, found some scripture verses that indicate a meteor, or planet, or nuclear explosion,  in the book of Revelation and Zechariah, and are using them as proof-tests.
    Brethren, even if the Lord uses meteors, or a planet, or a nuclear blast, to destroy the earth the church should not use it to perpetuate hoaxes.  More than likely meteors do add to the destruction as portrayed in the book of Revelation and Zechariah, but, the current flock of Nibiru''s, Planet X, and the Brown Star Theory, and the current flock of prophecy teachers as Gill Broussard, are false teachers and are perpetuating hoaxes. Even an amateur astronomer knows that that Planet X, Nibriu, the Brown Dwarf Star theory, are unscientific.
    All of the "fearful sights in heaven" mentioned in the scripture are a sign to the Jewish remnant in the Tribulation Period. None of the signs in the scripture is for the church.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    Bro. Alan. I am behind you in my reading of Larkin's work. But since you stated that you would like other's comments as thoughts came to them I thought I would make a short comment on something that I have often taken exception with.
    It has to do with Larkin's observations in his section on the Tri-Unity of God. I speak specifically of his assertion that The Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus.
    While I do believe that The Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus and that this is a strong proof verse for the argument that there is a Trinity, I take strong exception with Larkin and most others teaching that the "HOLY SPIRIT" was present in the form of a "Dove." Mat 3:16-17.
    While my views in opposition to this teaching are not something that I would break fellowship over, I do believe that for the sake of clarity and proper "rightly dividing" I have always taken exception to this teaching regarding the form the Holy Spirit took in this Scripture.
    John clearly says that he saw The Spirit of God "descending like a dove." To me this speaks expressly to the manner in which The Spirit of God descended, not the actual form He descended in.
    I hope my observation and understanding does not seem too "picky', but this has always been my point of departure with the teaching of most on this subject. It is because of this one verse that we see The Holy Spirit depicted by most teachers and writers as a dove in picture form in their work.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Homestead   
    This is one of the reasons that America has the republican form of government that it has. Our land belongs to the people, not the government. The government exists to protect the people in all things. Our government acts in an administrative capacity to execute the will of the people through their elected representatives.
    In this context "homesteading" was originally instituted by our government, at the request of the people as a means of opening up the frontier of our newly formed country as it spread westward. Our administrative government made it possible for people to acquire public land and convert it to private property though a system of homesteading.
    Certain lands were designated as "open to entry". This made for a system where a person could enter on the public land, physically drive stakes in the ground to define the land they were claiming. Then they were required to "prove up" on the land by building a home, tilling the soil, or creative a commercial site of some sort. Once this was accomplished for a certain number of years, the land was then removed from the status of public land and converted to private property.
    Homesteading was encouraged from its early inception as people spread westward and even up until present times. When I went to Alaska in 1973 homesteading was still encouraged and acted upon by hardy individuals. So even today there exists people who originally homesteaded their land and actually went through the process that allows them the call their land their own.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Activity on Online Baptist   
    This month has been especially slow for members posting. It seems like once we eliminated the more controversial members, folks don't have much to post about.
    Bro. Alan. Your post showed up as a double post. I deleted one of them, but when I did, both of them disappeared. Could you please repost ?
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from wretched in Have you heard this statement?   
    I believe that Life Style evangelism is encapsulated in this that the Apostle Paul said.
     1Co 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
     
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from swathdiver 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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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from swathdiver 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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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in Activity on Online Baptist   
    I am still trying to cross the road.

    Confession time. I must 'fess up, I just haven't been active much lately.
    Hmmm? Maybe I need to start a new, humdinger of a controversial subject.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    Hmmm.
    "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:16 & 17
    Larkin stated, "The "SON" was present in Jesus. And the "HOLY SPIRIT" was present in the form of a "DOVE." This quote is found on page 5.
    Jim,
    Very happy that you made this comment about the Holy Spirit descending like a dove. I do not feel it is nit-picking.
    I had thought of what you are saying, but I am not mentioning every detail that Larkin states as I do not know what subjects are of interest to everybody and what subjects to comment on and what subjects not to comment on.
    The scriptures does state the the Holy Spirit, "... descending like a dove..." and then, "... lighting upon him..." The scriptures does not say, " in the form of a dove " as you brought out. Some have thought though that since the scriptures say, "and lighting upon him" indicates not only the descending manner but also a form of a dove.
    Either way, I appreciate your participation and I appreciate your observation, and comments, concerning the Holy Spirit.
    Alan
     
    P.S.
    I have not noticed this subject previously being discussed on OnLine Baptist.
    So, as Larkin did make this a point in his book, and if there is anybody else, or if Jim wants to continue this discussion on Matthew 3:16-17 and the Holy Spirit descending like a dove, please do so.
    Alan
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World   
    Bro. Alan. I am behind you in my reading of Larkin's work. But since you stated that you would like other's comments as thoughts came to them I thought I would make a short comment on something that I have often taken exception with.
    It has to do with Larkin's observations in his section on the Tri-Unity of God. I speak specifically of his assertion that The Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus.
    While I do believe that The Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus and that this is a strong proof verse for the argument that there is a Trinity, I take strong exception with Larkin and most others teaching that the "HOLY SPIRIT" was present in the form of a "Dove." Mat 3:16-17.
    While my views in opposition to this teaching are not something that I would break fellowship over, I do believe that for the sake of clarity and proper "rightly dividing" I have always taken exception to this teaching regarding the form the Holy Spirit took in this Scripture.
    John clearly says that he saw The Spirit of God "descending like a dove." To me this speaks expressly to the manner in which The Spirit of God descended, not the actual form He descended in.
    I hope my observation and understanding does not seem too "picky', but this has always been my point of departure with the teaching of most on this subject. It is because of this one verse that we see The Holy Spirit depicted by most teachers and writers as a dove in picture form in their work.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    I would agree - no frozen pot pie comes close to homemade! We are planning a "pie social" for our December potluck at church. We'll have both savory and sweet pies (and likely pizza pie). I'm planning on making at least a chicken pot pie, possibly beef. And I'm already tasting it. 
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    Probably no one does home made pot pies any more. But every time I think of pot pies I remember my mother making them from scratch.
    I don't remember the recipe, but can still remember the delicious aroma that wafted through the house when she made these.
    She used a big green Fiesta bowl; the kind that are antiques any more. She made wonderful pie crust and would make a huge one for the pot pie.
    There was a coffee mug placed in the bottom of the bowl to support the huge pie crust, so it didn't sink into the liquid and become soggy.
    Lots of chicken cooked to perfection, along with veggies like potatoes, carrots, onion, celery. And all of the seethed in a wonderful chicken gravy. She then  cooked it in the oven until the pie crust turned a light brown color.
    I sure wish I had her recipe, I miss it. Sorry to be off topic because this is not what I had for dinner last night, but HC, your post got me to thinking about home made pot pies, there is no substitute.
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