Thanks to you,SF also Anne..I really appreciate you helping me see that Gs was not judging me so to all of you please accept my sincere apology. It's so hard to be on a forum talking to people you don't know and cant hear their voice, can't see their face and so you read things that was taken the wrong way..sorry Gs.
Btw Lisa, I too had an experiece with God that changed my life when I was 20. I had been backslid for years and prayed one night by my bed for forgiveness for all my sins and it was like a burden had been lifted off me. I felt cleansed and He touched my heart just as u said..it has been so uplifting to talk to you and Gs because I sense God's love in you and others. It doesn't matter to me what anyone says..there is only one way to God and that's through the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all our sins..not by works least any man should boast..our righteousness is as filthy rags in the eyes of God only Christ's righteousness will God accept..when He looks at me He sees me clothed in Christ's robe of righteousness.
Lisa, I do believe you truly belong to Jesus and I know alittle more about and so understand better why u want to help out here and I truly appreciate all of your concerns for and warms my heart that you care enough to do that..I read JC Ryle's book also on Holiness which helprd me a lot..love you in Christ.
I have read the Bible through several times yet, Lisa who doesn't even go to church for whatever reason and tells me I am a an immature christian, a babe in Christ still on milk and have gone to church since I was twelve years, except for 5 yrs that I was in rebellion as a teen-ger. No one had to make me go and I always loved my God and His Church. The Bible clearly says if you belong to Him you will love His people..and that means fellowship which comes from attending Church etc. One day Gs your kids are going to be teen-agers and your voice will no longer be heard because it's anormal process and their peers will be the only voice they will listen to. No church with christian peers but others that are not christians with no morals maybe the ones that accept them in their group. I know because I lived all this and because they were raised in Church and baptised at a young age..they are now grown and like me back in Church of their choosing and doing great.
Well,thanks for all the encouaging words especailly that something is very wrong with me if I stay in a false church, believe there is more than one way to heaven was wrong for going to an altar..I am now 72 yrs. I have dressed 4 kids every Sunday and even taught them in Sunday School because the church was small and not many called to teach
Lisa, I only spoke what God laid on my heart if you are offended then take it up with God. Gs jjudged me by saying that I was not saved because I went to the front of the Church to give my loife as a Sacrifice to Jesus..I was making a statement to John Y and mentioned how it's like asking jesus to come into your heart. Immediatly him and B4real jumps in and says that is works and preceded to insult me with their comments made me feel awful and hurt..if that is not being judgemental and unkink what is? I stand amazed at those who judge and condemn those who they think are doing the same..God may be using my words to reach Gs and you come as the birds in the parable of the sowere and snatch the seed away.. I pray GS takes it in the spirit I gave it. I was trying to make a point that no one is perfect and there is no reason other than health to not find a church. I'm the watchman on the wall that is givinh warnings as I feel led..I do not want anyboby's blood on my hands. Sorry again if I offended Gs because I reall y like him and thinks his posts are neat. God bless Gs..God loves and me, too
Sorry, but I'm on a nook and it gets off track so word are skipped, misspelled etc. But basically Im trying to say he has been guide to me of christiam morals and inspired me as I stuggled through trials and it hurts me deeply when I people are letting Satan use them as atool to bring down a great preacher who is one of the most humble man that ever lived..some on here even judged him because he was named man of the year on Time Magazine. Can you believe that?!! They can't even see how God Himself is honoring for all that he has done for Him..and Billy Graham allowed it as a witness for God as a witness to this sin sick,ungodly, dark world we are now living in!! Have a blessed day,Lisa, forgive me if I hurt you in anyway..that was not my intention.
Well, Lisa why did you say not to be unequally yoked to unbelievers. I am friends with Jews, Catholics, and whoevever else God sends my life even those that are not Christians. How are are you going to be witness to them?! Certainly not by being judgemental and pointing fingers. Billy Graham was sent by God to the world which includes Jews,Catholics, Mormons and not just select few who wants condemn them to hell and be through with Billy Graham has done more good than anyone I know so naturally Satan wants to stop him with lies about him straight from the pits of hell.He has admiited in a book I'm reading called"The Presdient's Preacher" that he does not give advice..and the reason being, Lisa, is he is called by God to preach a message to the lost and dying whoever that might be.I have been encouraged and ministered ever since I was twenty years old, trying to raise four kids in the nuture of the Lord. I am older, kids all grown and Christians attend church and have families of their own and Billy Gram and his son Franklin are still an inspirition to me.
and pointing fingers!! He is called by God to reach the world with His message
Cont.can listen to Satan who does not want you in Church so he works on your imagination and makes you discouraged because you can't find a perfect church, well guess what if you did find one the minute you walked in it would no longer be perfect because you are not perfect. You are judgemental, unloving, unkind, prideful and that's just what I've odserved from your remarks on this forum.
Gs, you can't find a church to attend so you stay home with your children that need to be in church with other children. Your family needs the fellowship of other christians. You quit because you could find no one who would talk scriptures with you, well so what be a light to them. What if everybody were like you and some others on this forum and couldn't find the perfect church to attend..there would be no missions, no place for sinners to go and find God and no place for fellowship and discipleship to learn and grow and use your gifts that God has given you in the church, yes despite what some think there are still God given gifts today. You want a warm, friendly church that know scripture and will help you grow in Christ find you a good Assembly of God ..not a chrismatic church there is a difference or where ever God leds you to take your family. You are head of your home and God is holding you responsible. You
Lisa, you say things like don't (doesn't) it say to not be unevenly yoked together..yet I am married to an unsaved husband and Paul in I Corth. tells wives to stay with that husband and not leave him and you stand in Judgement of one of the greatest preachers that ever lived!! I am so sick of Bible ignorant people who stand in Jugement over the ones who are true sons of God called to do exactly what he did. And you believe things on the internet that you believe because you want to believe it.
I see your point and I agree. To me it's another sign of Christ's return. The Bible talks about a falling away from truth..having itching ears.seeking teachers that will tickle itching ears. John in 1 John tells us that we will no longer practice" sin and if we do we belong to the father of lies..he also said that Jesus said,"If you love me,you will keep my commandments".We are given power to overcome Satan's evil schemes to fight temptation. We do still sin but we no longer "practice sin" like my sister did. If we do sin we are quickened by our conscience..we are sorry we grieved the Holy Spirit of so we, like David repent of that sin and ask His forgiveness so fellowship can be restored. If we don't take these steps then after a time our conscience will become seared and we no longer feel guilt can sin all day long everyday and that is a very dangerous place to be!
Btw I better add that this was done privately just family and elders. Not in the congergation. They just anointed her head with oil and all prayed not just one..I'm leary of someone who says they have the gift of healing..maybe because so many false prophets that use this type thing for money..not for God's glory.
I believe God heals through all means.medicine, doctors, surgery and at times through laying on of hands..this was done at our church afew years by our Baptist Pastor..this young woman had Hodgins and gone through all the chemo was actually dying..after prayer she began to slowly get better and better and now her hair has grown out and she's fine There are special times that God heals instantly and other slowly but either way it is in His Hands.
John UK, you spoke truth to this man in kindness not with any anger..Spurgeon is one of my favorite..I read his devotionals everyday..so uplifting and sometimes it makes me feel I need to allow God to work on me in certain areas..but all is for my good in the long run.
SF he is not trying the spirits he is standing in Judgement of them..has some angel come from heaven and revealed something to him that makes him so sure he's right and others in error..where in scripture does it say the gifts are no longer needed so they are done away with. Prophecy is still here only now it's called preaching..teaching is a gift and it's still here..whether anyone choses to turn a blind eye or deaf ear doesn't really matter because they are still here given to as a gift to use for his glory.
I so agree with Mike, John Y, Unprofitable Servant, Penny, No sarcasm, just a soberness among us..no arguing over when the rapture will come, because no one knows for sure and takes away from the message that God wants us to hear and it's what one who is living really close to God is sensing in his heart and seeing with eyes of faith. I feel that we are right now in the begining of sorrows.I feel people need to stop playing Christian and get right with God..those not in a church, find a Bible believing one and start seving Him where he places you..it will not be a perfect Church because there is not one on this earth because there are no perfect people. Blessings to all.
I really can't believe that this man thinks he is the Saviour of this world by attacking this movement. Read the history of the Pentecostal and they will see that from the very beginlng it was attacked by other demonations as heretic, false doctrine etc. Paul said be careful that you don't devour one another..Jesus said,"who is for me is not against me"and over and over do not Judge..who are you that you would judge another man's servant. To him he will stand or falll! This man is consumned with hated it seems to me. He needs to preach the gospel and leave all the rest to God..Heis perfectly able to handle it.