Tell us who you are, your testimony, shoe size, age, IQ, education etc...There's a family here and we want to know if we can adopt you, but like to know what we're getting into first!
The only way I got into my biological family is that they DIDN'T know what they were getting into first. I grew up in a Christian home as a PK (preachers kid) and was so young when I gave my life to Christ that I have no actual memory of it. shoe size... you had to ask lol 11, but in my defense I'm on the tall side. As a women, I think I'm supposed to be offended at the notion of telling you my age, but I'll gladly fess up to 25. IQ.... I honestly don't know. I'll get back to you on that one. As for my education, I was homeschooled through high school, along with my 5 siblings, dual-enrolled at the local community college for my last two years of HS, but my education in those terms ended there. At the age of 20 I married a good friend of my older brothers. I have diary entries from when I was 14 where I talked about how ruggedly handsome he is. My husband is 9 years older than I am, so I never thought he would be mine, I'm so glad I was wrong!! While still young in our marriage (going on 6 yrs this Oct) we have four beautiful girls here on earth (ages 5,3,2,1) and a child we'll meet for the first time in heaven. I love being crafty and creative. I would die if I wasn't allowed to sing anymore, and one of my favorite things to do is laugh. I actually look forward to the crinkles I'll get at the corners of my eyes when I get older because I believe it means that I've truly enjoyed life!
Anything else you wanted to know? S.S.N.? Credit card number? Cause I'm sure if you asked nicely I'd probably cave and tell you those too. lol
I was born and raised in a reform Jewish home in Cleveland, Ohio. We lived in a Roman Catholic neighborhood, where the Jewish community was called “Christ Killers”. So, for many years, I believed that Roman Catholicism was the standard for Christianity-the Virgin Mary was a nun, and Jesus Christ was a Roman Catholic priest. As a matter of fact, the Jewish people commonly used the name of Jesus Christ as a swear word. It would be years later I would learn that all Gentiles were not “Christians”.
In 1974, I lived in Loveland, CO, across the road from a lady who had been praying for a Christian neighbor-her name is Mrs. Miller. She had no idea that she would be living across the road from a “Jewish” neighbor. We shared rides into town to shop, etc. On one of those trips, she asked me where I went to church. Well, that was a difficult question for me to answer, since I didn’t go to any church-nor did I go to synagogue either. I had been a non-practicing Jew for many years before I met Mrs. Miller. As I mentioned, Roman Catholicism was the standard of Christianity for me--and I believed that all Gentiles were Christians. Years before Mrs. Miller ever met me, the Lord had been preparing her heart to share Christ with me. She had always wondered why the Jewish people had rejected their Messiah-so she studied Judaism for two years-and knew more about Judaism than I did! She shared Bible verses with me and simply shared the love of God with a lost Jewish soul. I was always at her house asking her questions. One day, I asked her this question: “If all Gentiles aren’t Christians, why do they go to church?” Her answer: “They are simply warming the pews!” I thought, “What a concept!” I had absolutely no clue as to what or who a Christian really was. I found out that Jesus was descended from the tribe of Judah-not the Vatican or the Roman Catholic Church! The Jews were looking for a king and a deliverer to save them from the Romans-they were not looking for a Savior to save them from their sins.
The entire town of Loveland, CO was praying for me-I did not have a chance to flee from the saving grace of God. Mrs. Miller would take me to Christian Women’s Club luncheons and to church almost every Sunday-as my husband would allow her to do so. On March 1, 1974, there was a “World Day of Prayer” service at 1st United Presbyterian Church in Loveland, CO. I asked Mrs. Miller if Jews were allowed to attend. She said yes and encouraged me to attend. Now, 35 years later, I understand that the “World Day of Prayer” is an ecumenical event. However, at that particular time, I was ignorant of such things. I really wasn’t paying attention to what was being said during that service. All I could even think about was all the Scripture truths which Mrs. Miller had shared with me during a period of about 6 months. Then everything all “came together” when I was sitting in that church pew..I realized and admitted I was a sinner in need of a Saviour. Jesus Christ died for me on the cross of Calvary. I knew I was going to hell without Christ. I trusted Christ at that service, March 1, 1974. Praise His Name! Hallelujah!
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not” 1 John 3:1 KJV
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37 KJV
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Hi guys! Gorship here (BaptistJG from the BB forum)
Just checkin in. Site looks good.
Glad to have you over here. There's a few here from the BB already, and some from Online Baptist. Hoping to get it to grow more when I have time next month to really get into promoting it. But of this little group we have now, I believe are some of the smartest I've met on most of the forums I've been on.
Excited to see it get rolling. Personally, I am still exhausted and frustrated from the fruitless banter on previous forums. I do plan on returning to the debate as Theology must be sharpened and kept to a high standard. At the same time, dealing with people that just write your views off as heretical because they say so gets tiresome.
some of you may know me as BaptistJG from the BB forum -
Hello, I have been visiting the forum to read through some of the great posts. I really appreciate the way you think and write Dr James. I met Dr Elisha Weismann on facebook, and he pointed me in this direction. Thankyou for making this forum.
About myself, very briefly, I was saved when I was very young. I can't remember when or how unfortunately. I can only remember the thoughts that went along with it, that I knew that I would go to hell if I did not believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. I was raised in a Baptist church, (semi-regular attendance up until my teens). I hit my young adult years and had a real hard time finding my way. Fought depression. Eventually came back to the Lord, and from there on I just hungered for the truth. Ten years ago I threw away my NIV and replaced it with a KJB. Such a hunger for the truth and for God's word began at that time. I learnt dispensational teaching, and how to rightly divide the Bible, mostly through online study. After that I began to study the Bible version issues. This has also been very important to me.
A few years ago I couldn't have told you what Calvinism or Arminianism were. Even though I tried to learn what they were, each time I went to a website to read the two views my brain would collapse in on itself. I'm not sure why that happened! I just couldn't process it, or it wasn't the right timing for me to learn about it or something. I fall between the two views. I believe that it is our responsibility to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ unto salvation. And I also believe in eternal security.
hello and God bless :)my name is greg,i live in central florida,for about 25 yrs now.im an electrician,commercial contruction mostly for the past 15 yrs or so.anyway i was born at an early age :)in upstate ny.my parents divorced around the time i was born.i have one older sister and 7 younger brother and sisters.my first stepdad was pretty much a loser lol,and we grew up poor.my mom finally ditched him,he was abusive.i guess i was around 12-13 yrs old.then my mom met a guy with 8 kids,and they got married.he was a truck driver.so we moved from upstate ny to cambridge ma.i lived in ma for a cpl yrs and started getting into trouble.i quit high school my freshman yr.my guidance counselor suggested it lol,seeing how i was 16.i had been keep behind twice already,once in kindergarten and my first yr of jr high.anyway,then my stepdad kicks me out of the house.i then lived on the streets and in halfway houses and rehabs and homeless shelters.still getting in trouble here n there,i was a big pothead at the time lol.being 16 i thought life was a party lol.at 17,im shipped off to s fl,where my uncle is going to straighten me out.that didnt work well for him lol.after ayr i leave my uncles and on my own again.i end up in jail a few times and led to a church service in nov 1987,where i hear the good news,and the Voice of God,saying word for word rev 3:20 from the kjv.im born again.with no religoues upbringing or training,i hav no idea what just happend.anyway,i end up spending a little time in jail,got some bible study in lol.i was also introduced to alcoholics anonymous.i still managed to get myself in trouble over the next cpl yrs,in and out of jail and homeless shelters and rehabs.i finally wised up a little,quite drinking and went to aa for about 20 yrs.a cpl yrs ago i saw a video about the rfid chip being in obamacare and it freaked me out lol.ive been basically studying the every day since lol.i was introduced to calvinism about 8 mos ago and hav been debunking it ever since lol. im 5 ft 6 in tall around 145lbs built like a greek god loli like to think im witty lol.not very educated but im no dummy.i got my ged while i was homeless,shortly after dropping out of school.i went through the electrical apprentice program.oh and i attended some seminary classes back in 88 while staying at a church halfway house,pretty cool,too bad i didnt get to finish.so im making up for it now lol. oh and i beat chessmaster 9000 lol and i play a pretty good poker game lol jus sayin :)guess thats good for now :)peace and God bless
betterhalfofhos: I probably won't post much - I don't really bring a lot to the table in these types of debates, but I will definitely be watching, reading and learning.... in the shadows..... like a ninja
Jul 29, 2013 17:07:14 GMT 3
Winman: I like the Recent Threads/Posts links under Threads and Posts, shows you where everyone has posted recently
Jul 30, 2013 23:45:11 GMT 3
Dr James Ach: Im playing around with the graphics. Don't panic if the screen changes color
Jul 31, 2013 1:33:52 GMT 3
lindar: I like the new banner design....of the dead TULIP
Jul 31, 2013 4:12:12 GMT 3
Dr James Ach: I got banned from Baptist Board LOL GOOD RIDDANCE
Sept 11, 2013 6:39:27 GMT 3
heirofsalvation: Outstanding!!!!! Just witnessed your banishment Dr. J! Ah, how my heart SWELLS with pride at your successful banishment!
Sept 16, 2013 19:55:38 GMT 3
genuinefaith: Love ya Dr. J and can't stand the management of BB, but...man...I read what happened in this incident...ah, bad day? Eh?
Sept 18, 2013 6:23:56 GMT 3
Dr James Ach: Gee, thanks I think, HOS LOL
Sept 18, 2013 23:18:02 GMT 3
Dr James Ach: Nah, it wasn't a bad day, it was a good day:) That's when I say the stuff that is normally bold enough to get me banned anywhere LOL
Sept 18, 2013 23:18:59 GMT 3
heirofsalvation: Agreed....Baptist symposium should be a good one! It's brand new. A former member of B.B. started it. He plans to have MUCH better moderation and no tom-foolery.
Oct 8, 2013 0:34:53 GMT 3
Dr.Weismann: Those that have me on FB, if you have applied to this forum let me know on FB so I can check here.
Jan 20, 2014 11:09:43 GMT 3
Dr James Ach: Elisha, if you are going to approve new members, you have to check your inbox old man!
Jan 22, 2014 8:11:33 GMT 3
gregrfl: hello,looking forward to chatting with you all.site looks pretty cool thnx
Feb 11, 2014 4:28:28 GMT 3
leastofthese: Hello, I will post my testimony 03/06/14 Blessings.
Mar 6, 2014 12:31:47 GMT 3
Dr James Ach: I have added a new section at the bottom of the categories for IFB discussions that are not related to Calvinism
Jun 29, 2014 5:12:27 GMT 3
Dr.Weismann: Thinking about banning that Ach youngster
Jun 30, 2014 16:11:35 GMT 3
craig: HEY, ya'll got a new post here (grammar is a 'second' blessing LOL)
Jul 1, 2014 20:45:18 GMT 3
standingfirminChrist: Dr. Weismann, when is lambing season in Israel? goole returns conflicting answers. Thanks in advance!
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