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by tawny
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Prayers for my friend's travel and temporary life abroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Prayers for my friend's travel and temporary life abroad

Prayers sent for Kimberland, that she would be a light in Nagano and that God would touch people's lives through her and draw them to Him through her.
by tawny
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Two kinds of morality
Replies: 21
Views: 4267

Re: Two kinds of morality

indeed, that we spend so much time wringing our hands asking why there is evil if God exists, when the truly baffling question is why there is good if He does not. I am no theologian, but just from a simple Christian's point of view, this is what I tell people when we discuss evil. If there were no...
by tawny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Two kinds of morality
Replies: 21
Views: 4267

Re: Two kinds of morality

indeed, that we spend so much time wringing our hands asking why there is evil if God exists, when the truly baffling question is why there is good if He does not. I am no theologian, but just from a simple Christian's point of view, this is what I tell people when we discuss evil. If there were no...
by tawny
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Christian Testimonies
Topic: My testimony - continued
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

My testimony - continued

My Testimony - Continued So, I finally turned back to Jesus when I got to the end of my rope. I was just entering my senior year of high school, and it was a good time for me. I was fortunate that my drug, alcohol and smoking use ceased immediately when I came back to God. What was unfortunate is th...
by tawny
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Christian Testimonies
Topic: My testimony
Replies: 46
Views: 4025

My testimony

My Testimony I was born on January 29, 1970 to an agnostic father who was raised Lutheran and to a disillusioned mother who was raised Assembly of God. Once I was born, my mother decided that I needed to go to church, so she started to attend a church near our home, which was an Evangelical Free chu...
by tawny
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Christian Testimonies
Topic: Now everything seems "right" and I know peace
Replies: 16
Views: 5142

Re: Now everything seems "right" and I know peace

That is a beautiful testimony. God is good!
by tawny
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: What does the bible say about going to church?

Thanks again, everyone for your advice. Last night my son-in-law was over and we had a really good talk. He seems to be hung up on the idea of churches judging and guilting people into doing what the church wants them to. Interestingly, when I explained that when I feel guilty at church, it is not t...
by tawny
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: What does the bible say about going to church?

Corry does not live like I would think a Christian should. He smokes, he drinks (I suspect he is an alcoholic), he has a bad temper. I know he would benefit from surrounding himself with a church family. However, he resorts back to this teaching, stating that churches are corrupt if they take offer...
by tawny
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: What does the bible say about going to church?

Has your son in law told you that he's trusted Christ for his salvation? He can go to church every day, and have people around him that support him, but if he doesn't trust Christ... He has told me that he trusted Christ for his salvation when he was 12. And I agree that going to church does not sa...
by tawny
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: What does the bible say about going to church?

"Going to church" isn't the only way believers can have fellowship with other believers. Therefore, "going to church" isn't necessary for fellowship. The idea is to have fellowship with other believers. Going to church, bible studies, inviting others to have "church" at home, even fellowship on a d...
by tawny
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: What does the bible say about going to church?

What is the New Testament model but the growing numbers of believers constantly gathering, interacting, loving each other and worshiping together? How can iron sharpen iron if each shape of metal stays by itself? Much spiritual growth, faith and power in numbers to accomplish God's goals for His ch...
by tawny
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: What does the bible say about going to church?

What must be asked is WHY are you going or not going? Yes, I do think this is the key. As I have been pondering this longer, I think he is almost using that teaching from his youth as an excuse. He will occasionally pray before meals. He loves to talk about evolution/Creation (he believes in a lite...
by tawny
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: What does the bible say about going to church?
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

What does the bible say about going to church?

Hello. I am new to this website and forum but have found it very bible based and so, I am looking for some advice. My soon to be son-in-law was raised in a very dysfunctional and abusive home. When he was 12 he was sent to a Christian boarding school. The leaders of this school stopped going to a tr...