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Galations 2:20

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#365965 Is It True In Your Church That Under 10 Percent Of....

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 17 March 2014 - 06:56 PM

Because they do not see themselves as one body, as brothers and sisters in Christ.  Or they are too busy watching others and not the Lord.


However, if a church has enough funds what is wrong with paying for some things to be done?  Maybe it would be a blessing to a willing individual who needs extra money for bills and groceries.  Times are hard for many, including those who are serving the Lord.  Sometimes churches hold onto funds when it could be cast upon the water Ecc. 11:1.  Like a circle of blessing that would return to the church as well.

#365956 Lets Talk About Pastors Children's

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 17 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

I hope you all know, that they are not all called to be preachers. some are and some will turn into the World.This is not the pastor fault, if they reject the gospel and turn into the World. So stop focusing on them, their kids. God knows their heart, pray that they return soon. They will, Lord willing.

Preachers and their families are human- just like all people..... including you and I.  That is why we look to God and not man, amen!

#364847 Can God Do Anything?

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 09 March 2014 - 09:54 PM

God can do anything according to His will which is often different than what we think or desire to be done.  


But God has not changed and miracles and healing do still happen.

#364844 Can We Reclaim This Dress Standard?

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 09 March 2014 - 09:41 PM

I have read these posts with interest.  Clothing is always an area of disagreement between well meaning Christian people.  Here is my two cents from what I have been able to spiritually discern from Bible study:


Clothing is important to God:


 In the OT priests took great care of their garments and the law was specific in what they were to wear.  


Both in the OT and NT there are specifics about clothing for both women and men so being repeated more than once it is important for both the law and age of grace.


 We are to honor God in all 1 Cor 10:31.  So if we keep God in mind, not ourselves, or others, we will want to please Him in all areas including our choice of clothing.  Certainly we cannot reach this perfection of pleasing Him in all this side of Heaven but our conscious does work or we would not be Christians and God has innately planted inside of us an inner voice to guide us in making choices, including our clothing.


 Now speaking for myself: the choice of what clothing to wear was not an area of first conviction.  Even though I was positionally sanctified my clothing choices did not line up best with God's Word until He convicted me of necessary changes to make.  


To look at another just from outside we can come to inappropriate conclusions based only on  their outward appearance.  God knows the heart.


Would it not be better to take an individual under your wing who may not be convicted in this area, clothing, and allow God to use you rather than look from a distance and pick them apart spiritually.  That was what was most helpful for me in many areas needing change was an individual who cared enough to expect my best for God not just what I felt like giving to Him.


However, that being said- there are individuals who do not want to change in this area of their life placing a stumbling block for other Christians. Then it is up to a God fearing group of Christians led by a man of God who is willing to do the work of the God: pray, model, teach, and rebuke, allowing God's hand and timing to work in the situation in His will and way. 2 Tim 2:15, 2 Tim 3:16


Honestly, there are just too many weak kneed leaders and Christians  not willing to change and flee from personal sin in their life which is just as distasteful to God as improper clothing.  Lets face it .... we all need much improvement in our Christian walk.

#360446 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 06 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

And yet Jesus was a friend to sinners, was He worldly?

Love the sinner but hate the sin.


Really, God provides those opportunities in the world, but not of the world to witness and He waters as He will.  Discernment will tell us when to wipe the dust off our feet and move on:


Matthew 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.


(notice this verse does not say wipe the mud off from wallowing in sin to witness to another- it is wiping dust off the feet) 

#360444 Christians That Are Falling Easy Into This World Traps...

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 06 February 2014 - 01:59 PM

Jeffery, not arguing about it-its something each believer must decide on their own, though the advice and teaching of the word can certainly be a help.



However, my point was not just that-its the entire way of understanding Christian liberty, that it doesn't mean we do as we please, it means that even IN our liberties, we must be willing to consider where we must place our own boundaires on those liberties, and usually, those boundaires are from outside ourselves. Too often Christians are unwilling to do so.."Its MY liberty, MY freedom to do such and such". Great, but what about the God-given responsibilities we have to the glory of God and the edification of others and the expediencey of the gospel?  "Forget that! I'm gonna have a beer, cuz I have LIBERTY IN CHRIST!".



Every person (saved or unsaved) is pricked in their conscious and convicted of sin;  they either choose to be more Christ-like and flee the sin, suppress the truth, or be unaware of their sin because of a seared conscious.


Our liberty should not be a stumbling block for a brother or sister in Christ.  


1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

#360441 Looking For Opinions On Viewing Christian Movies At The Theatre

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 06 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

Want to see a good Christian movie?  Wait until it comes out on DVD.  There is a thread on OB that is called "Christian Based Movies" that has many good suggestion throughout its pages too.  Theaters can make one appear to be enjoying the world.  DVD's can be viewed in the privacy of one's own home.

YES I agree.  


A verse comes to mind:

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

#360177 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 04 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

right but the fact that Jesus was talking to a Samaritan woman at that was scandalous! who was married 5 times, living with number 6

God does place great opportunities in our path for witnessing as we are obedient to His will.  Often we do not even have to look for people to witness to as God is always out in front of us preparing the field so we can sow and He can water.

#360169 Taken Your Children Out Of Christian School Can Be Good

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 04 February 2014 - 11:20 PM

That is a problem with that particular school administration, not the children.  Kids who have grown up in a terrible environment will make terrible choices.  There are ways to handle kids who make poor decisions.


But children are never filth.  They can make poor choices, but they are never to be considered filth.



The Bible says:  (For Israel) Their perceived righteousness was like unclean rags.  We can apply this today.


Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 


Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 


Children and adults do have the sin nature and sin as they make choices.  The Bible does not  ever say mistakes with excuses.


And public schools are public and worldly.  I and our kids went through public school but if I had it to do all over I would have done differently for our kids.  My opinion is homeschooling is best.

#360161 Can Your Kids Have Gay Friends?

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 04 February 2014 - 11:03 PM

And door knocking is not the only requirement for evangelism, sometimes it requires you to get involved, personally in someone's life at the cost of your time and energy, because that's loving the lost, it's easier just to knock on someone's door, irritate them because your are invading their personall time, interrupt what they are doing, just to hand them a pamphlet and tell them how wicked they are.

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 


We sow the seed often to those who seem not interested in hearing but God can work in any situation. God's Word never returns void.


 Love the sinner but hate their sin either neighbor would be a great opportunity.

#359341 Mass Homosexual ‘Wedding’ Officiated Live During Grammy Awards Show

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 31 January 2014 - 08:16 AM

There have been some good thoughts posted in this thread. Too bad there's been arrogance and rancor, too. Lets try to be civil, shall we?


None of us "act right" or "speak right" at times (including myself) but:


 Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 


Taking ourselves and our flesh out of the equation and looking unto Him often changes our demeanor to situations such as these and fostering more Christ-likeness bringing glory to Him.


On topic: I expect things such as this wedding (sadly) from our world today.  Things such as this is why I do not have cable TV any more.  


I often wonder does speaking out about it and chewing it over bring glory to God or is laying seeds of the gospel to the lost a much better option?:  Which is a better use of my time?

#359299 Sinless Perfection.

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 30 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

In a very basic sense, the teaching of sinless perfection is that once a person is biblically saved, they are unable to sin.
Therefore, if a person sins it indicates that they are not saved.


YES a person who is saved does sin as this nature is innate from birth since the Garden of Eden.


Sinless perfection this side of Heaven is not possible for any person.  The key is which spirit: darkness or light governs a person's life.



1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 

#359152 Balancing The Christian Life

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 29 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

Happy Christian beat me to the punch!  :boxing:


I'd like to add that some of the attitudes displayed on this thread are neither kind nor Christ-like. Disagreements are fine, but the personal and ad hominem attacks need to stop. Just because someone gets a different interpretation than yourself from the Scriptures do not mean that they do not read the Scriptures.

So right Salyan and Happy Christian:  Scripture is the Lord speaking.  Who is in a position to argue with Him??!!  Scriptures are TRUTH and have many applications for today.  Find a scripture verse applicable to what needs to be said and allow Him to speak, amen!


Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 

#359149 Balancing The Christian Life

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 29 January 2014 - 09:39 PM

Grace Saved:  what is righteous judgement as opposed to following the law and judging others against a law no man can keep?


John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 



#358388 Adult Sunday School

Posted by Galations 2:20 on 23 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

I don't think people should be pressured to teach a Sunday School class for children if they've repeatedly already said no. That's the position I'm in right now.

That is called filling a teaching spot .  Anyone who (for whatever reason) says No.... repeatedly should not feel "forced."  


Sorry for your circumstance and hope you find another area to serve where God is leading you.

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