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#387733 When We Hear “No.”

Posted by HappyChristian on Today, 10:08 AM

I think sometimes we know when He says no...and that should be the end of it.  But the importune asking Jesus taught (some might call it begging) is a good thing and what we should do unless and until He answers - whether it's with a no or a yes.  




#387651 Persecution From Family

Posted by HappyChristian on Yesterday, 01:33 PM

Betty Ann, I'm so sorry you're going through this!  Will be praying. Have you thought about calling a lawyer for a free phone consult and asking him if it's possible for your mom to stop you from getting the money that way? If it's a trust, I don't think she'll be able to break it.  Something else to consider is possibly getting a restraining order. I know that seems drastic because it is your birth mom, but it might be something to do...




#387648 Persecution From Family

Posted by HappyChristian on Yesterday, 01:26 PM

SFIC, do not turn this into a tithe thread.  That is not what the OP is about.




#387539 Urgent Prayer For Soldier Taken

Posted by HappyChristian on 15 September 2014 - 12:18 PM

Praying.




#387456 More Witnesses Of Brown Shooting

Posted by HappyChristian on 13 September 2014 - 09:55 PM

One thought I had on this video: why, if the shooting had just happened, were these men being filmed. Why wasn't the camera aimed at the actual event. Too convenient, IMO. Especially in light of eye witness testimony that stated Brown was the aggressor all the way. Even his buddy admitted he lied initially.


#387174 Whats for Supper...

Posted by HappyChristian on 12 September 2014 - 11:09 AM

Ah, I see.  Well, properly cooked fried rice is not greasy at all.  But if you use coconut oil there isn't a greasy feel or taste. I can't stand grease, either. When I cook hamburger for spaghetti or chili, I always drain it well.  And meatloaf gets baked in my handy-dandy meatloaf pan that has a drain pan in it so it doesn't sit in grease and bake.  <shudder>




#387083 Isis Or Isil Does It Matter?

Posted by HappyChristian on 11 September 2014 - 05:53 PM

Oh, but, but, but BO said ISIS isn't Islamic...hahahahaha!


#386990 "christian" Cursing

Posted by HappyChristian on 11 September 2014 - 10:07 AM

I honestly don't believe if we use the word "goodness" or even "word" we are casting slight on God. Unless we use it in relation to that, of course. I do have words, so when I use them, they are my words. So if I say, "My word" I am simply expressing surprise at something, not calling God's name out (Jesus as the Word).   I know that there is no inherent goodness in myself, but it is the same with that - I'm not calling on God's name in surprise.  

 

I've heard it taught that it is the repetitive usage of a term that can make it become cussing. We know of cussing as using things from scripture as cussing (d, h, etc. ). But then we look at the f word - something that became a word from an acronym and is vile.  And then look at the words that are from bodily functions.  Passing gas is normal and something that needs to be excused. The dictionary word for it is one which I used commonly to describe it when growing up.  But when I got married, my hubby told me he doesn't like that word and I wasn't to use it. So for the past 28 years I haven't...and when I hear it I cringe.  It's not a cuss word, but it's not a nice word.  Then there's the other word that came from the man who invented the toilet.  It went from part of his name (which my grandma absolutely forbade me to use) to the other that is more gross.

 

Ha! Pilgrim, we were posting at the same time.

 

That said, if God is leading you to not use certain words, you'd best not (anyone!).  It might not be cussing, but it would be speech that doesn't honor God because He's convicted you about using it.




#386983 Would This Be A Good Church?

Posted by HappyChristian on 11 September 2014 - 09:39 AM

:clapping:  :godisgood:  :amen:

 

So, so happy you've found the right place now!




#386862 Way Of Life - Millennial Glory And The Final Rebellion

Posted by HappyChristian on 10 September 2014 - 05:20 PM

I'm still scratching my head over the idea that "a thousand years" as written in Rev. could turn in to 2000 plus... :puzzled3:




#386739 Do You Believe There Was Not Rain Before The Flood Of Noah?

Posted by HappyChristian on 09 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

the firmament is not an ice shield it is what hold the darkness and separates us from God and his abode.

Wrong.  Genesis 1:6 tells us what the firmament was for:  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.




#386727 Would This Be A Good Church?

Posted by HappyChristian on 09 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

Yes.  I already called and left a message to call me back.  I want to start off on the right foot.  However, I don't have any dresses right now if it is their standard.  It will take some time before I can get some.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the pastor probably teaches dress standards - probably not every Sunday, though  ;) - and that the ladies who teach or do other things on a regular basis in the church do wear dresses/skirts...but that they'll say you are more than welcome even in your slacks.  :thumb:




#386717 Dispensations

Posted by HappyChristian on 09 September 2014 - 02:29 PM

slayan - great minds...   :clapping:




#386690 Dispensations

Posted by HappyChristian on 09 September 2014 - 09:56 AM

AVBB, you make disparaging comments to people with absolute arrogance.  You are the one claiming nonsense.  Christ's death on the cross would have been of no value to sinners had He not been the Son of God.  The Bible is rife with scripture that proves that salvation is through Him and Him alone.  We all know He had to die on the cross and that He shed His blood for us.  But it is because He is the Son of God that His blood is efficacious.  

 

Stop trying to appear more spiritually intelligent than others.  I know you'll deny it, but that is exactly what you are doing when you disparage people.  Put a stop to it.




#386511 Would This Be A Good Church?

Posted by HappyChristian on 08 September 2014 - 03:45 PM

Well, gotta say after a quick skim it looks good to me!  I read their youth information. The name at the end - Jerub Metham. If that is who works with the youth, I know him a little. I know  his brother better.  Jerub came here to college (as did his brother).






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