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by Stranger
2 days ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Who was Paul Praying To? (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)
Replies: 16
Views: 568

Re: Who was Paul Praying To? (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)

In other words Paul is addressing his fellow theocratically appointed shepherds in this account or even his fellow Apostles which of course do not exist in a setting such as ours. Hi Sol, That's exactly why we should trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is never far away from those who hear His Voic...
by Stranger
4 days ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Who was Paul Praying To? (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)
Replies: 16
Views: 568

Re: Who was Paul Praying To? (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)

It is precisely understandings or views like this (ones that have in fact been programmed into ALL us for essentially our entire lives) Hi Sol, That's NOT a fact for me and I'm sure a lot of others. The Fact for me is I have absolutely NOT been programmed by anyone. You seem to be saying that you w...
by Stranger
1 week ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)
Replies: 38
Views: 3712

Re: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)

I feel pretty strongly that prayer belongs to Jehovah in the name of Jesus. It seems like the preponderance of scriptural support is for that conclusion. Hi Sage, What I can tell you is that the apostle Paul has a different idea in mind. He puts the utmost importance on having Christ at one's top f...
by Stranger
1 week ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)
Replies: 38
Views: 3712

Re: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)

I tried it very tentatively the other day. I'm still not sure about it because Jesus himself taught us to pray to the Father. That's what feels right to me. It does seem we can seemingly at least "talk" to Jesus. Paul did in one account, and it wasn't even a vision where he saw Jesus, but...
by Stranger
1 week ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Music
Replies: 772
Views: 118988

Re: Music

Driving home I heard this song the other day on my car radio and it got to me. Hi Lynchpin, Music has a way of getting deep down into one's soul, that's for sure. I watched the Naomi Judd memorial service last evening and was teared up almost through it's entirety. RIP Naomi! https://www.youtube.co...
by Stranger
1 week ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)
Replies: 38
Views: 3712

Re: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)

Many of the posts are very deep. Hi Sage, Yes, that's one of the perks I was talking about. (Jn 7:24 NLT) :D I'm sorry to hear about your fight with long COVID-19 and I hope you get well soon. Keep praying to the Lord Jesus Christ and if you haven't been you should start. Don't let that cognition g...
by Stranger
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)
Replies: 38
Views: 3712

Re: The Open Letter to e-Watchman follower(s)

I feel extremely wary after everything I've been through. But I also feel like I need to to feel at home in some faith community. I've been praying for help in that area. I hope this will be that home. Hi Sage, Well the perks that come with this site can be very fulfilling, with all the spirited kn...
by Stranger
2 weeks ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Revelation Spiritually Understood (And why I am not a Dispensationalist)
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: The Revelation Spiritually Understood (And why I am not a Dispensationalist)

I wanted first of all to explain why in my case if anything I go out of my way to completely disregard things like all these different categories people so often seem eager to place people into such as "dispensationalist," "preterist" or whatever. I think you're doing well in th...
by Stranger
2 weeks ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: The Millennial Maze
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: The Millennial Maze

So ultimately, none of this truly matters. What matter now is to repent and believe in Christ. This is the Gospel, the good news about Christ and the way of salvation. The key to understanding the Gospel is to know why it’s good news. To do that, we must learn we are sinners and need salvation. Thi...
by Stranger
2 weeks ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: What does it mean to be “Born Again”? (The New Birth or Regeneration)
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: What does it mean to be “Born Again”? (The New Birth or Regeneration)

Re: What does it mean to be “Born Again”? (The New Birth or Regeneration) Hi lamesa, Good topic, one that's hard to explain with and without religion, but I personally believe that when one is born again the religion goes away and one winds up without it, It becomes unnecessary while in the safe co...