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by claysmithr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Humor and Jokes
Topic: I'm rich. Now what do I do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: I'm rich. Now what do I do?

Sow your seed of faith to Kenneth Copeland Ministries and God will give you a 500% return!
by claysmithr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The Great Norman Geisler Died
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: The Great Norman Geisler Died

I liked his book, "I don't have enough faith to be an athiest'

Respects.

Amen. He's home with the Lord now. Precious to God are the death of his Saints.
by claysmithr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Ole Anthony
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Ole Anthony

At first glance it seems like they are good guys trying to live biblical lives and taking out televangelists like Robert Tilton.

According to this article, they were very cult-like:

https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/the ... le-6406297
by claysmithr
Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: UFOs Apparently Defying Physics
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: UFOs Apparently Defying Physics

If an object is projected from a higher dimension, it can appear to defy 3d physics, or it could just be a light show that looks like a craft, light can move pretty fast and do those maneuvers.
by claysmithr
Thu May 30, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Is eternal security part of the gospel?
Replies: 41
Views: 4729

Re: Is eternal security part of the gospel?

God has revealed to me that there are such things are false converts, or those who think they are saved and are not. However, God has also given me assurance of my own salvation, after seeking and knocking in this area of my life! I don't believe there is an easy answer to this most important questi...
by claysmithr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 52
Views: 3059

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

If being created in the image of God is what makes us superior/special compared to animals, suppose we discovered intelligent life on a distant planet, and they looked much different from us; does this mean we are entitled to treat them as inferior to us; perhaps the way we would treat an animal si...
by claysmithr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: What Makes Human Beings Special?
Replies: 52
Views: 3059

Re: What Makes Human Beings Special?

How about being created in the image of God? No other creature is. If being created in the image of God is what makes us superior/special compared to animals, suppose we discovered intelligent life on a distant planet, and they looked much different from us; does this mean we are entitled to treat ...
by claysmithr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: My wife and I need prayers...

Thanks! It turns out they both have small groups! Will keep updated, there are a few things we need to take care of in our own lives ATM also, thanks!
by claysmithr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: My wife and I need prayers...

Thanks for the kind word Philip! We have two other Churches in mind, and both seem to have a government made of Elders and Deacons. One Church seems to have people mostly in their 50's and up who are very friendly, it is easy to park there, good preaching, but no small home group meetings. The other...
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My wife and I need prayers...
Replies: 7
Views: 926

My wife and I need prayers...

I'm feeling a bit lost as God has led us OUT of our current church. We learned that the people who we thought were are friends actually weren't, they were just using a 'friendship to convert' methodology, and after we were established there, they wanted nothing to do with us. Thinking about it even ...
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Afraid of my results and charges.
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Afraid of my results and charges.

Pray and seek earnestly that God will give you the power to break the chains that bind you to slavery and to lust and alcohol. Put on your mourning clothes and repent, repent, repent. Do everything in your power to STOP and have God meet you half way. If you sow sin you will reap death in your job, ...
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Conspiracy Buffs and Sinister Facts
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Conspiracy Buffs and Sinister Facts

How about this for a sinister fact: God exists but the world tries to cover it up, sending many to hell. :(
by claysmithr
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?
Replies: 16
Views: 2120

Re: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?

From the dictionary... https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repent Definition of repent (Entry 1 of 2) intransitive verb 1 : to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life 2a : to feel regret or contrition b : to change one's mind transitive verb 1 : to cause to feel regr...
by claysmithr
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Confusing
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Confusing

What translation are you using? I find ESV more approachable than KJV for instance. The bible is a living book, you get something out of it each time you read it through. If you get confused, remember that God is not the author of confusion, that it lies into something you don't fully understand. Ke...