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brother_ed

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • July 29, 2015 at 3:20pm

    @mcsledge

    That’s crazy talk ;)

  • [2] July 29, 2015 at 3:08pm

    You forgot to ask Him for a Mercedes Benz…

  • [1] July 29, 2015 at 3:05pm

    I enjoy a good mexi-coke – real sugar, glass bottle.

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  • [2] July 29, 2015 at 1:37pm

    Hahaha – “Thanks, God, we’ll take it from here”.

  • July 29, 2015 at 11:59am

    You, sir, are not worthy of my reply.

  • [1] July 29, 2015 at 10:45am

    Excerpts of interview with Matt Chandler:

    Q: The Acts 29 model of selecting potential pastors seems to favour a particular A-type personality. They’re driven, they’re enthusiastic and, more often than not, they’re quite young. Does that present challenges?

    A:Of course it does. I mean, any time you’ve got high entrepreneurs and Type-A personality, driven men, regardless of domain, regardless of whether that’s in some sort of business or whether that’s church planting, that’s got a back-edged sword that you have to manage.
    - See more at: http://www.biblesociety.org.au/news/matt-chandler-planting-churches-keeping-accountable#sthash.uTO4zR8E.dpuf

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  • [14] July 29, 2015 at 10:02am

    Mega church pastors are to Christianity as imams are Islam.
    They have their own interpretation of Holy writ, amass a large following, have inflated egos, and are only limited by the need to be popular.

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  • [7] July 29, 2015 at 9:53am

    This may drive even more Californians to Texas. Hopefully the 2A refugees will prove a counterbalance to those who move here because their companies are moving here, but who bring their business destroying politics with them.

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  • [1] July 28, 2015 at 3:35pm

    @george

    I stand by my words.

    Let’s just say this…I know more about my religion than you do; you know more about your religion than I do.

    Don’t tell me what I believe, and I won’t tell you what you believe.

    I am very familiar with anti-Mormon arguments – you are not the first, nor will you be the last to try to denigrate my leaders in order to dissuade me.

    I appreciate your sincere efforts to ‘save me from myself’…I believe them to be offered in love.

    I assure you that, as an adult convert I have looked into all aspects of the church and have found its doctrines and history acceptable. Nay, more than that – I have found them to be true.

  • [7] July 28, 2015 at 3:24pm

    Eventually, the truth will set us free, but it will imprison others.

  • [1] July 28, 2015 at 2:20pm

    @mcsledge

    Good to see you, my friend!

  • [2] July 28, 2015 at 2:16pm

    @P8riot

    Good to see you, my friend.

  • July 28, 2015 at 12:39pm

    There is ‘paradise’: a place of peace where the righteous go to rest while awaiting Judgement. There is also ‘spirit prison’: a place where the wicked go while waiting.
    After the Final Judgement (which presupposes previous judgements), each will be assigned a ‘kingdom’.
    You may call them ‘heavens’ if you like, but ‘kingdom’ may be more accurate.
    Every person will receive ‘immortal life’. That is to say they will live for ever, but some will receive ‘eternal life’ which is life as God lives. Our term for ‘hell’ might be ‘outer darkness’…a place where there is no ‘light of God’. So, outer darkness would be considered hell, and all other degrees of glory would be considered heaven. Even though there are different degrees of heaven, I think it has been condensed to one big group by some.
    I appreciate your honest questions. It is indeed difficult to answer many of your questions on a comments section, and would probably do a better job in person with scripture references. Many believe us to be non-Christian…but I assure you – everything I do I do for Christ. He is my exemplar, my teacher and my Savior. I love Him. I try to follow His teachings. We study the KJV of the Bible – both the Old and New Testaments.

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  • [1] July 28, 2015 at 12:15pm

    All I know is that repentance is possible. I do not understand all the aspects of the Atinement; I do not know exactly how it works. But I do know that there is a God; that He has rules; that we make mistakes; that He sent His Son Jesus to atone for us; that we will be forgiven if we accept Him as our Savior.
    I have no idea who will be ‘saved’, or the conditions of their punishment. I only know that as I do my best to follow Him I am a better person. I feel happier, calmer, more inclined to serve others and am more peaceable. The closer I follow, the more these feelings increase. I have no idea what’s going to happen to Hitler, Judas, David, nor anyone else.

  • [-1] July 28, 2015 at 11:59am

    To be ‘damned’ is to have your progression stopped (think ‘dammed’). Your progression can continue only as you remove your impediments. You take with you your attitude and knowledge into the afterlife, so it may still be difficult for you to change. This is why it is said, now is the time.

    We have several ‘heavens’ (in my my Father’s house are many mansions) and you will be assigned the one you prove worthy for and you will be happy. Some kingdoms have higher standards. Each kingdom has different degrees of glory (Paul). The highest is where God dwells…that is our goal. The lowest is reserved for Satan and his minions and the precious few who have chosen to follow him instead.

    Christ will judge us by the desires of our hearts. There are some who would do good, but they are prevented from doing so because of physical, mental or cultural situations. We will be judged by a perfect, loving Father who knows us better than we do.

    I’ll leave the judging to Him…meanwhile I will do the best with the knowledge and abilities I have and encourage others to do ‘go about doing good’ also.

  • [1] July 28, 2015 at 11:24am

    In our view, we ARE traditional Christianity.
    However, I understand your question. Many people believe that the Christianity that was the result of the Emperor Constantine’s council in Nicea is the ‘traditional’, or ‘historic’ church, and we reject that.
    We believe that God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three separate and distinct personages. The first to having a body of flesh and bones, the third having a body of spirit. They are ‘one in purpose’, but separate as to being.
    We believe all that God has revealed through His prophets and believe he continues in this Biblical pattern today. We believe there is more that will be revealed. In other words, we believe the Bible is the word of God, however we believe He has more to say. Moses did did not rely on Noah’s revelations to lead the children of Israel out of bondage, he received revaluation pertinent to his situation. The same for us…modern problems; modern prophets.

  • [4] July 28, 2015 at 10:50am

    Life, nor progress, ends in mortality.

    We are literal spirit children of our Heavenly Father’s. We lived with Him in our pre-mortal existence.

    This world was created in order to ‘prove’ us – to see if we would follow his commandments. He gave us our agency, or ‘free will’ and removed our knowledge of our pre-mortal life.

    He makes his plan known to prophets, and the Holy Ghost to testify of the truthfulness of their words. In other words, we are not left to wander.

    There are things that must be accomplished before we can return home…baptism being one of them. (No man can enter the Kingdom of God with out being born again). This baptism must be preformed by one having authority (Jesus walked 60 miles? to be baptized by John, because he had the authority.)

    Jesus Christ is the only name under heaven whereby a man can be saved.

    Every person who has lived, lives now, or who will live will have the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior and King.

    The war in Heaven was a rebellion against this plan. Our work here is to convince others of the plan. And the preaching will continue in the afterlife (Jesus preached to some during The three days between His crucifixion and resurrection).

    The ultimate goal is to become perfect, as He is perfect.

    This may, and probably will, take eons.

    There is more, and I will entertain serious questions – I will not contend with any one.

    Also, I speak for ‘brother_ed’, not the church.

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  • [9] July 28, 2015 at 10:23am

    As we accept His invitation to “come, follow me”, we will make many mistakes.

    As we take advantage of the Atonement, our sins will be cleansed.

    We do this by repenting – realigning our will with His will.

    I will do the best I can with the knowledge I have and let God take care of the rest.

    Meanwhile, I will seek more knowledge because of my love for Him.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 10:03am

    And some love the man regardless if his actions betray his words.

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  • July 28, 2015 at 9:57am

    The misguided think the world would be a better place without humans.

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