What are your beliefs in anything based on; the environment issues, political, biblical or whatever? Did you pick them up from people you know and trust so believe to be right or did you do a thorough study on your own to feel concrete in these beliefs?
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Sounds a lot like me Dan; there can be no surer way than seeing for ourselves I think.
That a sure a mouthful. lol We are certainly all free to choose who we want to be and may that always be so!
The picture is said to be Kung-Fu hand but I agree with you! My mom taught me Jesus and all of us and sent us to Church by bus even when she could not go for my dad had to sleep most Sundays and work them late. They both went when he retired.
Kung-Fu hand ...oh, I thought it was one of your photos lol. Yes, my sweet mom would read to me from His Word whenever I was upset about something in this life and it would comfort me growing up. We went to Sunday school sometimes, church, VBS too
Loved young peoples and always joined one when I could go regular; up into mt teens and I think that is so great to have for teenagers! We went places and did things and looking back I wish whoever was over them got us more involved in bible study!
Yes, we have wonderful churches up here now where there is tremendous amount of youths and the youth pastors are great and really dig deep into His word, which is hopeful for our youth. My husband and I have our Bible study time together.
There is nothing like bible study together and we use books written on the subjects we are interested in to help us with our studies and the ideas and questions that flow from a study is just amazing. One study can go in so many directions!
Yes, they can lead to many new studies and so much truth is revealed and plus we grow closer, whether husband or friends. In the city, we had a big time wonderful women's community-wide Bible study. It was truly powerful.
It really is hard to convince people how much fun and the amazing power of bible study isn't it? I don't use the time I use to in study and would like to work on doing that again. I think it is probably the safest thing we can do in life to be lead.
Yes, for sure. No matter how busy I am, I try to get in His Word at least for my personal devotion time in the mornings before heading out to work or just time praying, it helps my day to focus on what is important in this life.
That does make it good when we do already have scripture in our heart which means study to do that but then we take the bible and its word with us and no one can steal that from us!
(Meant to say earlier my mom didn't drive to take us to church.)
So true. I love to claim all of His promises as that is so powerful, just as is praying His Word back to Him, I have found. Oh, wow, I don't think I realized that about your mom. Have a peaceful night.
Ah, well. with 7 kids I doubt she had time to even think about learning. lol
Seven! I did not realize you had that many siblings. I thought it was four like my family for some reason. Yes, bless her heart ...
Yes; she pretty much always had a baby to carry! There were more years between us and my older brother and sister though so it seemed like a separate family. Maybe because he was gone to war caused the gap; I never dreamed to ask! lol
Were you the baby of the bunch? I am the oldest of four, then my brother, 1 yr younger, then my middle sis, five yrs. Younger, then my baby sis, 10 years younger. I did feel like a bit of a mom to her but not really lol
No I was 3rd born; oldest of the second bunch all boys younger than me. I didn't go to school with my older 2 & not with my younger 4 so was a loner going to school & sort of second Mom to them. My sister was never home or helped & got ma
The question was did you make your own decision and I can see you did. That is what we all must do. We can none blame anyone else for our failure to find the truth. You sound blessed Michael.
There is only one who can; I pray He will. Thanks for your honest comment.
So you have no questions? I admit I was Baptist because my parents were but then a time in life came I had to know what the bible really said. Most fun I ever had, bar none!
Just as you have said things would be different, we would actually meet our first parents. Death would not exist.the earth would be paradise from each corner.
No sickness, perfect relationships of perfect people.
This plan may be late not abandon
Yes, I had many questions: Such as - Why do others laugh and chat in church and not listen to pastor? Who wrote first bible?. When I was old enough to make my own decisions I stopped reading the bible and going to church but believe in God.
I have never seen people ignore or be disrespectful to a pastor Kevin and if I did I would not go to that church either but there are many out there. The bible has all the truth you need though I did find study guides so useful.
I went to one church, where I grew up, I searched several bibles and found different authors-it made me wonder. How can there be pictures? They are all dead.
Of course men put the pictures but I believe no man truly dies; there is everlasting life to whichever side we choose I believe and the good one is so much better to live by why choose damnation?
If they are not dead then they are only seen in visions. Everyone does not get the same visions. The pictures look similar.
Hi Kevin, as Jackie stated, we are eternal beings, so once we leave this earth, we will live for eternity in either one of two places. Easy choice for me. Don't place your faith in people, but in Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Keep searching
I do not have to keep searching. I know where He is.
God bless you, Kevin.
That is great.
I agree when we read and know what actually are His thoughts and teachings. Many think because He is love that anything goes and I am sure we both know better than that! lol Strange too you mention He never sinned so why should it be OK for us?
Jackie I am laughing right now ! I can here those last words ,really why us.
We'll that is a wonderful thing is that Jesus substituted himself as a replacement of Adam, so that he could give us what Adam destroyed for his self and Eve to live forever
If Adam and Eve had only known, huh? lol But then this whole story would have never been,