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   PastimesDISCUSSION OF DOCTRINE of CHRISTIAN CHURCHES


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To: MSB who wrote (408)1/4/2008 1:30:42 PM
From: Sidney Reilly
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MSB...I agree we don't know what we'll get when we pray. I am very careful what I say when I pray and I never ask to be refined in any way! That's asking for trouble. I cringe when another Christian says they are praying for me. I try to discourage them. I've heard too many judgmental prayers prayed out loud in a group to want any of those people praying for me. They pray Lord refine so and so and do this and that to them but they would not pray that prayer for themselves. I prayed when I was a new Christian that the Lord show me what was in people's hearts. I meant the Christians in my Church. Boy was that a mistake. I was quickly saying I didn't want to see anymore!

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To: PROLIFE who wrote (410)1/4/2008 1:45:54 PM
From: Sidney Reilly
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Hi Prolife...how have you been doing? I was thinking about you and when I found your profile I saw this board. Yes we have clashed in the past over politics. ;-) I have an unusual view for a Christian. Lets say an American Christian. I think patriotism and Christianity have become confused in America.

So what church doctrine should we discuss? Or maybe we can find some good crock pot recipes. I just bought a new crock pot and like that way of cooking a lot. I have a sirloin roast in it today with potatoes and carrots.

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To: PROLIFE who wrote (409)1/10/2008 4:49:28 AM
From: MSB
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Forgive me if this turns out to be long. Sleep seems to escape me especially when I want it.

Regarding one's actions before others in a community setting, and sharing the truth which has set one free.

A few years back, perhaps several, a man confessed to needing some type of transplant on a thread started by Jane Hafker. I have wondered for sometime what the outcome was of that transplant and what part faith was responsible for the results.

On the old ASK GOD thread, which I used to read frequently, but post rarely to, I found it odd that for all the talk there seemed to be a lack of posts regarding how one came to want the walk. I was really very reluctant to come back to SI because no one knew better than I what kind of person I was to some of those who posted to this site; things I stated openly and some things I said privately.

But something very wonderful happened to me. I don't seek to tell my story because I want to change what others think of me. I desire to tell others about God's Love towards me through faith in Jesus Christ in hopes that they too will ask God to reveal himself to them through my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ of Nazareth. And in retrospect, I am sorry for what I said to others on this site especially if my doing so would cause them to compare my actions to the righteousness of Christ.

Admittedly, I am disappointed with the response to the "testimony" thread, but yet, "all things work together for good to them that love God, etc., etc."

I'm not perfect, nor do I believe I ever will be on this earth, but by the righteousness of God bestowed upon Jesus, and HIS righteousness bestowed upon me, I look forward to being with HIM regardless of my past.

This little light of mine.....

Mike

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To: Sidney Reilly who wrote (411)1/10/2008 6:01:25 AM
From: MSB
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I know in my heart I would die spiritually if I did not have a prayer life to the extent that it is. I cannot express just how much I look forward to feeling the presence of the Lord which usually comes during times of prayer. If HE ain't there with me, I don't want to be there.

For quite sometime, I'd been praying for a visual visitation from the Spirit of Lord. HE answered my prayer in a most unexpected way. I was able to view the movie from beginning to end "The Perfect Stranger." Had my wife not been in the house at the time, I would have cried during half the movie!

I asked the Lord later why HE wouldn't come to me as others have testified Jesus has done for them and HE said, "I don't need to come to you because you already believe in ME."

What is one going to say to that beyond, "Yes, Lord."?

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To: Sidney Reilly who wrote (412)1/11/2008 7:18:21 AM
From: PROLIFE
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I have an unusual view for a Christian.

Yes, I would say that Socialism is an unusual view for what you call an "American Christian"... for if you support edwards, you certainly believe in Socialism. But enough about that.

The topic for this thread was chosen long ago when there seemed to be several "discussions" happening on several topc boards. I may have let it sit idle because it can be an explosive and divisive subject.

but , there certainly IS a "doctrine" of the Lord's church. Just to many scriptures proclaiming it to try to deny that. There is also false doctrine.

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To: MSB who wrote (413)1/11/2008 7:32:48 AM
From: PROLIFE
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A few years back, perhaps several, a man confessed to needing some type of transplant on a thread started by Jane Hafker. I have wondered for sometime what the outcome was of that transplant and what part faith was responsible for the results.

I am not sure if you were talking about me, as do not remember the thread of which you speak, but I did receive a double lung transplant in 2004. And if you wonder about what part faith played and continues to play in it, I cannot begin to tell you how many congregations, not just individuals, have prayed and continue to pray for me daily. Their expression of faith has blessed my life and in my opinion, moved Heaven. Has it been easy? no. Have I asked God why certain things related to the outcome of the transplant have happened since that time? yes.

I have wondered what God's purpose for me on this earth is or will be, but it may be that there are still lessons that I need to learn as a son, and that my house is not finished.

I know that what is easiest for some is hardest for me, humility and forgiveness.

I'm not perfect, nor do I believe I ever will be on this earth, but by the righteousness of God bestowed upon Jesus, and HIS righteousness bestowed upon me, I look forward to being with HIM regardless of my past.

Amen.

dan

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To: PROLIFE who wrote (415)1/11/2008 12:05:54 PM
From: Sidney Reilly
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There certainly is church doctrine and false doctrine. I was pleased to recently have my beliefs confirmed by Irenaeus a second century disciple who wrote a couple books which survive intact today. It was good to read his writing and see that we were in agreement after spanning such a large chunk of time, 1800 years. If we are taught by the same Holy Spirit then we should agree! Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp who was a disciple of the Apostle John who wrote the gospel of John, 3 letters of John, and Revelation. Irenaeus also wrote 5 books called "Against Heresies" exposing the 2nd century cults like Gnosticism for being heresies.

tertullian.org

columbia.edu

You bring up that "socialist" label again. I don't support Edwards. I've told you many times I've quit voting because it's all a deception. Edwards had one idea I liked and I said something about it.

Think about the first century church that held everything in common and distributed according to need. Was that socialism? How about the garden of Eden and its abundance freely given to man? No sweating for it, it was a gift. Christians today will spend a few dollars to feed starving children on another continent but they turn their backs on brothers in need in their own church. They don't invite them over. There is social status and snobbery. The well off class that shuns those in need in their own church. Jesus COMMANDED that we love one another but Christians don't! They are faking it. That's a doctrine, "This I COMMAND you, that you love one another". Jesus said that to US, the followers of Jesus! America is about greed and possessions. How many Christians are hard hearted towards brothers in need. Not everyone has the same abilities. We are told to associate with the lowly. There is a sickness of greed in the American church today. America is passing away. There will be no America or stock market in the kingdom of heaven. Don't be fooled by the form of things today!

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To: Sidney Reilly who wrote (417)1/14/2008 12:53:50 PM
From: PROLIFE
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I don't support Edwards. I've told you many times I've quit voting because it's all a deception. Edwards had one idea I liked and I said something about it.

then I apologize. For some reason I thought you were pulling for Edwards.

BTW, there is a difference in what the government forces you to do, vs the Holy Spirit moving to compel one to love his neighbor as he does himself.

And I agree with you that there is social status and cliques within every congregation, but as I heard it said that when asked why there are so many hypocrites in "church" the answer was. "Where else should they be?"

America is passing away. There will be no America or stock market in the kingdom of heaven.

I sure hope there is no "stock market" in heaven LOL, but as far as America, for whatever reason we have been richly blessed for many years, and yes it is passing away due to greed, immorality, ec, but we cannot deny it's existence, nor do I shirk my responsibility to make every effort to protect my family by voting on the person I believe that can do the best job of protecting us.

I will grant you one thing though. The political process is as corrupt as it can be. I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said: "If your vote really counted, they would figure out a way to make voting illegal."

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To: PROLIFE who wrote (401)1/10/2010 6:55:34 PM
From: LLCF
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< I am finding more each day that it is not a matter of what a "preacher" says, or preaches, but what I hear >

Right... actually (peoples) reality is radically subjective. Each persons understanding of any words will be (at least slightly) different for example.

Further, words are linear and VERY limiting. For example an observed sunset versus reading about it.

Therefore all doctrine, including the bible is a very limited version of "absolute truth". Probably why Jesus used example, and oral stories... tried to make sure to impart as much truth as possible.

DAK

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To: LLCF who wrote (419)3/26/2010 3:30:15 PM
From: LLCF
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Time to rethink Catholic Dogma?

dispatch.co.za

DAK

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