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#363018 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 24 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

I agree we are to look out for our children, but we are to train them also to look for opputtunities to be witness's and look for ways to share the Gospel. I don't think we can do that by hiding our kids from the world either.

We should be training for for witnessing opportunities yes, but also as to what sin is and how to avoid it, whether it be lying, stealing, homosexuality, whiskey, whatever, and teach them to separate from it.

#362595 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 21 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

Luke 18:9-14

That's not it at all. Unsaved family and friends quit associating with me. I have made attempts at witnessing when the opportunity arose.
We are also called to be separate. One who is saved should not put him/herself intentionally into a situation where his/her testimony could be questioned, nor should he/she do, say or act as the worldly sinful world. One who truly loves Jesus will want to honor him and strive not to sin (although none of us are perfect) and strive to do ones best to glorify Him.

#362586 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 21 February 2014 - 08:51 AM

My husband told me long ago, that I would loose all my worldly friends.  He told me it is a part of being a follower of Jesus Christ.  I am happy to say that my husband has a large family, all of whom are saved.  He is the oldest of nine children.  They are included in my church family, as well.

That's wonderful that his family is all saved.

I just found it amazing how I didn't have to do anything to "lose" lost friends, rather the quit associating with me when I began to follow Jesus and the Bible. I no longer have the desire (and also despise) for things such as alcohol, profanity, sinful music, and so on. I thank The Lord for all of that.

#362581 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 21 February 2014 - 08:10 AM

As honebee pointed out, "I have yet to find a homosexual who would like to be my friend."
Years ago, my son and my ex-husband were going to a homosexual to get their hair cut. I arrived to pick up my son one day in this man's shop. After I left, the man asked my ex husband if I was a Born Again Christian. No words were exchanged between me and this man, except "hello." My ex husband told the man, "yes" and also asked him how he could tell. The homosexual said, I can spot a Born Again Christian a mile away.

Since I have been saved, the only friends I have are other born again Christians. In fact, two professing "friends" say they are born again, but still have a foot in the world. I haven't spoken to either of them in over two years. Therefore, the only friends I have are friends who are IFB. I lost all contact with my unsaved friends when I trusted Jesus Christ as Personal Saviour. They decided they didn't want to hang around me anymore. That's alright with me, b/c I know my friends are women in my IFB church and surrounding IFB churches. And, I also know that the closest friend I have, besides my husband, is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Exactly....the lost/unsaved friends will usually stop being friends with one who is truly saved. Same for family. Of my family only my sister claims to be saved (she attends a Lutheran church), but one sure would not know it by her fruit...she is still deeply steeped in the world and sin. My brothers stopped communicating with me years ago after I was saved. My parents are communicating with me but are not saved, but have seen my life changed and my sisters hypocricy and ask questions from time to time.

Like you Candle, my family is comprised of Jesus, my wife and my church family.

#361955 Ccm Being Used By Temple Baptist Church Powell, Tn (Pastor Clarence Sexton)

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 18 February 2014 - 08:30 AM

And that's just it: if they all indeed say the same thing, pick one-why the need for so many? Simply, because if one doesn't say what you want, you have hundreds more to use to make the Bible say what you want. I taught a lesson once from Rick Warren's Purpose-Driven Church, a lesson as to why it wasn't a good book for Christians to follow, and one of the reason is its multiplicity f Bibles used, clearly for the express reason that they co0uld make the points they wantesd by finding a version that said what they wanted.
See, if you hold to one Bible, there is a great danger that it may disagree with you. But with enough, there has got to be one or two that will say something in a way that will help you make your point beter than the others. Ultimately it has nothing to do with one better than another, but forcing the Bible to make your points. Otherwise, pick the best, the one you believe to be the best translation, and use it.

Kinda like Burger King christiantity, have it your way, pick and choose which version/scriptures to follow.

All too many people dislike the KJB/AV because it cuts to the heart. Many would rather refer to one of the many corrupt versions to find which one fits his/her lifestyle and/or pet sins.

#361866 The "wines" Of The Bible - The Blessed & The Cursed

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 17 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

No sir, this position is born out by the facts.  There are no errors in the King James Bible.  The Received Text comes out of the church at Antioch (where Christians were first called Christians) and the Alexandrian texts come out of Egypt.  ALL new bibles are based on the Egyptian texts which were penned by non Christians.  ALL of them contain contradictions and omit God's Word, the NIV omits some 60,000 words for example.  What did God say about what happens to those who add to or take away from his Word?
The rock-n-roll, beer drinking "christian" loves the modern versions because then there is no final authority, they can act in any carnal way they please and point to another "translation" to justify their wicked behavior and confound the truth.  This includes the "pastors" of those concert halls which they call churches.  Most are just as lost as Catholics and Muhammadens.
I see you made a funny face at the mention of Sam Gipp, seems you would do well to watch the videos too, regardless of what you think of the man.
Just heard that Banner is gone and that's good news!

Also, how can any of the other versions be right if they all come from the same line/translation and don't even agree with each other?

#361379 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 13 February 2014 - 08:16 AM

Besides you are only trying to control others lives, which is typical behavior of the IFB

Wrong!! Not all "IFB" are the same. A solid, honestly Bible-believing IFB church is not controlling. If you think that the KJV is controlling, you have more issues than you have shown here.

There are many people who like to say "the church is controlling" or "the Bible is too strict," and twist scripture in order to justify their sins and make themselves feel good about whatever they think is right in their own eyes, as opposed to heeding the Bible (and not a modern perversion Bible either).

#361232 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 12 February 2014 - 06:34 AM

Jeffrey obviously came here with one objective, to which he is still wrong. We need to pray for him that he will get right.

#361205 Yearly Bible Read

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 11 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

Started 1 Samuel this morning.

#361202 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 11 February 2014 - 07:43 PM

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in Hell.” —Billy Sunday

#361147 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 11 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

No.  He's being sarcastic with his controlling legalism.

Legalism?? That's a term thrown around by liberal, evangelicals, and those who don't want to heed the Bible.

#361041 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 10 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Ahhh, the "permissive will of God."

#360840 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 09 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

Doing it for the glory of God
"Wine is God's special drink. The purpose of good wine is to inspire us to a livier sense of gratitude to God."[/size]John Calvin[/size]


#360762 In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 08 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. (Proverbs 20:1 KJV)

#360617 Christians That Are Falling Easy Into This World Traps...

Posted by 1John2:15-17 on 07 February 2014 - 03:32 PM

Advocating and/or implying use of alcohol is ok (along with other sins of the world) reminds me of something I heard a pastor say once. Said that people who are supposedly saved and continue to dabble in worldly sins sometimes profess the false doctrine of "I'm in God's permissive will," that I have the freedom to sin in an attempt to justify their "pet" sin(s).

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