Cont They gathered around me to pray for me to receive the Holy Ghost which I never knew or heard about but for some reason it became clear to me how important it was for me to seek for. Yet, I said them,â No, Iâm not worthy.â We were visiting our in-laws and soon would be going back to Alabama. I realized and knew that I needed the help of what I had learned about the Holy Spirit Baptism. I prayed a short prayer that night with my mother-in-law, she went to bed at 8:30pm, my husband had gone frog gigging with his father. I knelt by my bed and said a prayer and asked and received something so powerful that I can truthfully say it changed my life to the point I never lost faith in God or His love for me. I know nothing about why he said what he did and being on my IPhone there was another link to follow. He to me feels a failure and could not continue on pretending something he no longer was a true Christian and moving on to another place. I comment on what I see and itâs okay with me if you disagree. You do so in a kind loving way and I try to do that as well. God knows whatâs in the manâs heart, I donât.
Hi Christopher, of course I had not turned away from faith of God at all. And thanks for asking to have that cleared up. At age 14 my dad left me and my mother to live with another woman. He left for 2 years and came back. I had left church because a man teacher made the remark that good the backsliders are back meaning me as I had missed a lot. I still can hear his words and feel the embarrassment. I also felt Godâs displeasure in me. So the only fellowship I had left were a group of friends that were willing to accept me and not good for me . This lasted for years of being away from God and church. Not happy feeling guilty and went from bad to worse. I still prayed sometimes but felt Godâs anger. Finally one day in a Pentecostal Church with my new in laws I went to the alter and prayed.
What encouragement to read the good news that there are some states pushing back against the evils and taking back our heritage as a nation under God. Alabama with the fight against abortion laws, I serve a mighty God so why should I be discouraged. Just read a news flash on my IPhone âs Fox News. Another shooting Monday in a Wal Mart in Mississippi one dead and shooter down.
After reading the article and then on further as to maybe why he made this decision to ask forgiveness to all he hurt through his preaching. He has a new business and needs clients. Sinners, anybody and whoever. He uses story telling to help them with business deals etc and gave a phone number to call. Did no one else read it.like the prodigal son he has gone into the far country and only God knows why and if he will come back or even if he is truly happy in this decision. No one knows the ins and outs of a persons life. Old Indian proverb, donât judge another until youâve walked in His moccasins. Being divorced actually puts an end to his life as a Christian leader. A failure in his own eyes as well as Godâs. I was there once and years later God brought me back just as He did the Prodigal son and did a wonderful thing in my life. Still working on me.
By the way, that was a beautiful poem,Adriel which I intend to have read by one of my children at my funeral. Will probably be our only daughter as she wrote her memories of her grandpa and read it at his funeral.
Interesting, Christopher because our family being from Alabama spent our vacations in different parts of Florida (before sharks started coming closer to the shore) and the rip tides are so scary. I was in one but closer to shoreline and I thought I would never make it back. That grandpa will never forget that and I remember reading that also, what horror that was for that family.
Thanks, Christopher. Thatâs why pedophiles become Priests. The trusting choir boys afraid to say no and if they do itâs all covered up by higher ups. Tells me we are in the last of the last days. Abused children are heartbreaking and I pray for them everyday.
News flash ..just showed the picture and name of a former Oklahoma Biker Against Child Abuse member charged with child sex crimes. Donât have a link, it was on Facebook with News9.com if that will help.
And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sonâs of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of our flesh.fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others Ephesians 2:1-3 But Paul goes on to explain to those that are now saved from Godâs wrath by His love and grace. For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast.vs8-9 Reminds the Jews that are having a hard time accepting the Gentiles as being saved without being circumcised.
In case we forgot we are living in a fallen world and Satan being the Prince of power for awhile it makes no sense how this can happen. In our local newspapers almost weekly on the front page a picture of sexual abusers of all kinds. School teacher and even a Christian School teacher of a Baptist denomination. A youth leader of a church I once attended, on the headlines. Itâs everywhere now and some not reported until years later. My daughter was molested by her step brother and didnât tell me until she was out of the home because he threatened to kill us if she told. Now our family has no relationship with him. Girls in our school having affairs with their coaches, my daughter being one of them at age 14. We found a love letter written by him and was given to the school principal and was dismissed from our school. A woman beat her step kids until one died while their father looked away and allowed it. Both in jail awaiting trial, picture on headline and how many more that are never reported. Breaks my heart and someday they will stand before that same Judge and give account of their unrepentant lives.
Pray for God to send you someone that you can find peace and harmony with. I had a 2 yr old son and my prayers included a good father for my son by my first husband who like my father was a womanizer and drinker. Had a knife put to my throat during an argument , just as I saw my father do to my mother when I was a child. Had a gun put to my head, saw my young son becoming me even though we were no longer living together, he left me at 8 months pregnant. I had toxemia and the doctor told my mother I was next door to death, he didnât want me to be told that. I was told after his birth. He quit his job, left town with his friends and went to Florida. I went back home and lived there until, I met the man God sent into my life. My son was 2 years old. He said, can I call him daddy, his little friends had a daddy and he knew he didnât .Moved to Arkansas, had 3 more children. Blessings and prayers, Danielle.
Dr.Tim, your comment was a tribute to you as a man,as a husband and marriage partner! Your marriage sounds so much like mine.He never wanted me to work but stay home and keep the home fires burning. He worked 40 yrs for the power co.in the cold,storms( especially storms when electricity goes off)out most of the night during Ice Storms.Worked lots of overtime to keep me from having to work. At times I went with him because he couldn't find help and i held the spotlight while he worked the lines and was there to get help,if something happened.I cooked as long as he worked. When retired,he took over cooking because he loves it even watches cooking shows, wishes he had been a chef.As Paul said,a man is to love his wife as Christ loves the Church,(and he does) the wife is to respect her husband which I do. We have been married 55yrs. I had a plan to be a teacher but God changed that and gave me a husband(sent him all the way from Arkansas to Alabama and that's another story, how we met was definitely a God thing) Anyway, we are still happily married,with grown children and grandchildren that we both adore.Blessings to you and your wonderful wife and you are a breath of fresh air on here. I will not be arguing with anyone on here about this issue.
For what itâs worth, I couldnât agree more, Quite Christian. I read somewhere that his marriage is in trouble . I wonât speculate on here but this will not help for sure.Jesus never went with sinners to their places of sin, rather He brought them to repentance of their sins and put them on Calvary Road. The same road He traveled, the straight and narrow.
I have a grandson who goes to a Presbyterian Church and is a youth pastor there. His sweet precious wife is Presbyterian, her mother yep, her dad who is pastor of a Presbyterian Church but divorced from her mother, who is a chaplain at a Presbyterian hospital . Now, the problem I have is I see The Bride of Christ as made up of true believers from all denominations, even Catholic that believe in Jesus Christ as the son of God and have taken him as their Savior. For the reason I donât judge people in their different ways of worship or beliefs as long as itâs Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Satan has planted Tares in all places including this forum, anywhere Godâs Word is taught, or mentioned or wherever. So because of that I am called ecumenical by certain ones on here. The old saying,âSticks and stones may hurt my bones but names can never harm me.â is actually very wrong and it can hurt you and thatâs why I can no longer fellowship on here. Not angry at anyone, just tired.
Well, I have JohnUk learned things on here that has helped me grow spiritually. I didnât know people sometimes could be at odds over their beliefs that actually have nothing to do with salvation. I certainly donât claim to understand everything about the way God works and I do believe we donât have to, thatâs why I donât judge. Ok you were right and felt like I should not have given up on my reason for being here. God has never given up on me and His grace not only saved me but keeps me and one day take me to heaven when my work is done.
Thanks, Dr.Tim because what you said is exactly how I felt the many times I have wanted to leave. There is a reason we found this site and I have ever assurance that He wants us here for whatever His reason is and the Devil himself is trying to make me leave. When I post it not always to those who post but the ones who are searching for answers or need encouragement of some sort. My niece has told me more than once that I should write a book for she knows what my life has been like. Thatâs probably why I write such long posts đ
Thanks for the help in understanding that is not good but I actually saw that in one of the comments made about the Baptist Church having Rock concert for music and judging Billy Graham as evil. I understood that he was different but I accept that and Frank about wife beating, I was being sarcastic in the fact there is a war going on here between 2 groups of beliefs and it gets heated. I am not into judging others about what they believe, thatâs Godâs job, I am not that smart. Have a good life and itâs been an interesting experience but time for me to move on to whatever God has for me to do.
Of course, English Lad, Dr Tim is not leaving. God has put a few of us Arminians on here to set the record straight and keep the Calvinist in line and to help some of you to lighten up for heavens sake. Geez