Amish Christian, I see you have one of the same beliefs as a Church of Christ neighbor has or had, sheâs dead now. They donât believe in music either for worship service.She was so good to me when I first moved in and a devout Christian woman., whom I loved dearly. Different but still the same. I donât see the point in having a full band to sing music to and for gospel songs it can be a distraction from worship.
Need him, that quote from Spurgeon is exactly what happened to me when I was so backslide. I was so unhappy and miserable and couldnât find my way back to God but He found me and brought me back. First thing I did was start back to church. I understand how important it is to stay focused on Him. The early Christians met in homes, hid in Catacombs, had meetings by the river. I am so thankful for my life in Him.
And to all the people including Christians, who want to understand everything about God and all the things that donât make sense to you about the Bible so you try to change it to make more sense to you and your beliefs of how it should be, so because your finite mind canât understand all the ways of God, you throw your hands up and cry Uncle. I learned many lessons along my journey with God through the years, one being that God is good and He loves me. The hard places I go through, God
will be with me and will work it out for my good. Itâs called walking by faith not sight.
I do wish his songs would disappear as well. They have no meaning, very repetitive and did I mention loud. A woman in our church and my SS class that has attended there for 45 years has started going to another church that has 2 services, one being traditional with the older songs sung and the choir wears choir robes. My friend and I have thought about joining her. lol
I am not one of them, I need the fellowship of the body of Christ as in Sunday School as well as worship service, weekly Bible Studies etc. Itâs like coals keeping a fire going and if you remove one of the coals and set it aside away from the others, the fire lessens and it soon grows cold. As long as I am able I will attend church meetings. I learned that many years ago. Daily devotional and prayer and Christian fellowship.
Our Pastor recently preached a message about Judas. He was with them but wasnât of them as a true disciple. He was a thief and stole money out of the money bag that was for the poor and other needs. He brought up Joshua Harris and said that Joshua Harris did not lose something he never had. Jesus said, many will say in that Day, Lord Lord have I not done all these wonderful things in your name? Then Jesus said depart from me I never knew you. As the end time grows nearer the Bible speaks of a falling away 2Thess.2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. There was rumored that Jesus had already come and they were left which made them fearful that they had been left behind. So Paul was setting them straight on this error and easing their mind.
And who is the real culprit behind all the evil in the world, who hates God and especially Godâs children. 1Peter5:8 Be sober, be vigilant;because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Luke 21:25 And there will be signs in the sun,and in moon,and in the stars;and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. We are in a spiritual warfare and we are not fighting flesh and blood. 1Timothy 1:18-20 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy,according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest war a good warfare;vs19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away (Joshua Harris) concerning faith have made shipwreck;vs20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander;whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they might learn not to blaspheme.
đ A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 Doctor Tim thanks for reminding me of this and giving me a dose of your medicine. I saw a cartoon recently on the editorial page of our newspaper. Nancy P driving a mini bus that had kids with adult faces carrying on like kids, fighting, throwing paper airplanes. As sheâs driving she glances back at them and says âDonât make me have to stop this bus!â Of course her look was so ugly and it made my day. Lol
I have always been fascinated with Science and Biology in school. My son is in the medical profession and never once did he believe in evolution and always believed in God as creator. I wondered how could a doctor or scientist ever not believe in God. The dna is so different in each person that in a matter of law can determine a manâs guilt or innocence. I watch birds and feed them. I have noticed each bred of birds follow the same pattern of building a nest. If I see a lot of old dead grass in my blue bird box I know a sparrow is building it. If it has brown pine straw itâs a blue bird, if a piece of dead snake skin is placed on top of a finished nest a fly catcher is the builder and a chickadee always adds moss to theirs. Love the songs, It is My Fatherâs World and His Eye is on the Sparrow and I know He watches over me.
And they donât have abortions. They help one another and the kindest people I have ever known. I lived in a farming town and before we left they began to buy land down in the Bottoms and farm it. An Amish preacher that moved in from somewhere else early enough to plant crops. They bought our house we had just put up for sale by word of mouth, we had not even put it up for sale sign God does take care of His own. Later they tmoved to the Bottoms where the Church and the school their children attended all attended. Just my thoughts on what I observed personally and not somebodyâs link that I donât even know saying something good or bad.
Christopher what you commented about this man bringing this out in public was shameful and he will pay the consequences for that action if he was a true Christian. Just as David suffered because of his sins committed by taking another manâs wife and sending him to his death to cover up his sin. God saw and gave instructions to his prophet Nathan to take His message to David and the news was not good. The baby conceived in was to die and the sword would never leave his house.2 Samuel 7:2-29 David was a broken man and repented from what he had done to God. It is you and you only I have sinned against. That is so true for anyone who turns their back on God no matter what the reason is. I did email Frank.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and concerns for me and hopefully prayers as well. We never stop learning and growing and I have done my most growing and seeing Godâs love for me the most during some of the most painful experiences in my life. The Holy Spirit is my teacher and counselor and very present help in time of trouble. I will try through the link,.
My last comment was for you John Uk as you help me in Christâs love even when you scold me at times or disagree on certain issues, the love is still there. I reach out because my family is busy with their lives and friends I know from another place and time still message me and can still minister when needed.For some reason I feel the need to give out whatâs been given to me. Carry on until God calls us home.
Thank you so very much for that wonderfully encouraging comment since these years on here you were like a mentor to me. Believe me it has been a challenge and still being on here is because of God giving me encouragement through friends like you and others so I will continue on And feel free to correct things I say just as Carol did and I will take it as coming from the heart to help not hurt. @Frank, I will have to get on my computer as thatâs probably where the emails are sometimes today. I am on my IPhone usually. I donât have a lot of people in my life to share with and felt Godâs leading me here since I donât intend to write a book like my niece thinks I should. Thanks for your concerns and I am very much happy with my life as it is but weâll see how the email works out.
Tim, you gave me a laugh this morning to carry me through the day with chuckles off and on. So thankful for your love and encouragement which I need so much now especially.Tell you what to show my appreciation, Iâll root for Georgia to win the Championship, now thatâs a true friend đ
Frank , nothing you say to me will change the fact that I had a wonderful experience with God at home, not at Church. God moved me out later because of other reasons and there were people there that were deep Christians. Thatâs the reason I said, I am a Christian serving God in a Baptist Church. I donât share my experience with just anyone only those God sends .I donât know why I shared it on here or even why Iâm still on here after all. In the Methodist Church there were friends I left that still get in touch with me and they love the Lord just like me. Anyway, I give what I feel God wants me to give and I canât have friends here because if I say something offensive to their beliefs, then I canât give what God lays on my heart to say. I hope someday to meet you in heaven when we all have been perfected.
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.