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Feeling lost in my faith..

Hi all,
For those who don’t know me well, I became a christian about 6 years ago on my own. I have never attended church services of any type. Years ago I simply began to feel a longing inside for something more and came to the realization it was a relationship with my Heavenly Father that I was missing. I began reading the bible on my own as well as various bible studies to try and come to an understanding of what being a christian meant. In 2005 I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. Not long after, I came to a belief in plural marriage simply from reading the bible and realizing that it is an accepted type of marriage and the fact that there has never been any scripture to condemn it (and please don’t start with Mark 10:7 because it does not speak against polygamy in my opinion! LOL).
I have heard many of your stories about being shut out of fellowship and various churches because of your beliefs, and this has always kept me from even joining a church and attending. Over the years it has never truly bothered me that I don’t attend church with others, often my husband and I will have biblical discussions (he has not attended church for years but used to be very involved so he has a lot of knowledge), I read the bible as much as possible and I was doing some home bible study courses for the past few years provided by the world church of God until I ran into some things in one of their studies I did not agree with (surprisingly, the study’s topic was marriage and family! LOL). I guess it wasn’t until the last couple months that I have started to want something more in my faith. I have been to two BF retreats and my favorite part is the group fellowship and worship, especially the singing and Doc’s awesome prayers. It makes me happy to be able to worship with others, and I have been wanting that more and more as of late. So much so that I am considering just walking into a local christian church and going to services so I can get more of the same. I guess my m…

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Prayer for a Missionairy friend

I have friend, Greg, actually an old coworker, that accepted God’s call to be a missionairy in Mexico. His wife, Maria, and him have recently moved in with a pastor as they start their ministry. Right now they are working in the following cities, Zolonquiapas near Izucar de Matamoros, Quilehtla, Tlaxcala, Esperanza, and Cholula. They sent me the following prayer request and I would like to pass it on here as well.

Please pray for us. Although all of our English Classes and Bible Studies are blessed and growing, there is tremendous spiritual warfare. We have had many problems with the car we just bought, arguments between my wife and I right before the bible study or class for no reason at all, we even had someone with an evil spirit attend the bible study in Esperanza. This is not a physical war we are fighting and we can not fight it with physical weapons. We are defiantly getting into the enemy’s camp and areas that he does not want us to be. We can feel the pressure. We ask you to pray with us for spiritual protection. My wife and I ask you to pray for our relationship. We ask you to pray for our vehicle. We ask you to pray for our son, Edward, who is in California. Please pray for our provision. Please pray that the Lord would find a way for us to have a projector that we might show Christian movies as an outreach. We ask you to please pray for our bible study and English class in Espranza, our bible study and discipleship class in Tlaxcala, our English class in Quilehtla and our English class in Zolonquiapas.

Thank you and God’s Blessings.

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Hello from CT

Hello. I am sweetshorty.I am a newbie, so I still have a lot to learn about the biblical family. I am from Connecticut, but i am planning to relocate to florida real soon. I am Bible believing Christian. I grew up in the Baptist church, but now I am nonDenominational. I belive anyone can worship Christ no matter what background or denomination you are. We are all one under the blood of the Lamb. I am a single mother of three, two girls and one boy. Their ages are almost 10, 7, and 8 months. I do teach my kids in the Bible. The two oldest are saved. I am a firm believer of family structure. I would love to be a stay at home mother, possibly homeschooling my children. I love to have a big family, and I do love children. I am willing to be the virtuous woman that is mentioned in Proverbs 31. I feel God has blessed me with a family already. I will become the second wife in the future. :) Pray for God’s will. God bless.

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Howdy

Greetings in Yeshua/Jesus our hope and King,

I wanted to introduce myself to the group. I live in western Canada. I have been a Christian for most of my life. What i mean by that is that I started reading my Bible at 13 and have never really stopped.

We are expecting our first child and hoping another lady will join our family very soon. (We talk to her daily). These events are very exciting.

In other news, I am working on a book entitled "Morality and Marriage: What Does the Bible Say?" I have written about 162 pages and hope to share it with the group in the near future.

Thats all for now
Blessings in Him
Aarowhead

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The Gospel According to the Gospels

Hey everyone. It’s been a long time since I posted, but I’ve been around, just watching the forum mostly. I’m posting this now because I need some help from men of truth.

A few months ago, when I was working at a local company, I was talking with different people in the company about Christianity, the Bible, Islam, etc. One in particular was sort-of interested. They were all trying hard to make me Muslim. I tended to use my main defense against it. That being that Islam uses Christianity and Judaism as its foundational history, and while TRUE Christianity directly follows from TRUE Judaism, Islam does not. The Quran contradicts the Bible, and yet upholds it. Even more directly, it claims that the New Testament was GIVEN TO Jesus. It also claims that everything in the Bible that doesn’t contradict the Quran is true, and everything that contradicts the Quran shouldn’t be believed.

Because of that they claim that the Bible we have, both new and old testaments, is not the Bible. They claim that it was changed. They have to. If the Bible is true, the Quran is false. They took me to numerous religious leaders, none of which could prove that the Bible was changed, when it was changed, how it was changed, what was changed. They all claimed it was changed though. It is, of course, an undeniable tenet of Islam.

Then I was taken to one other Islamic religious leader. This man had many, many Bibles. Spent most of his time reading them. His tactic of spreading Islam is to talk to Christians about the Bible, bringing up every little textual problem, making us feel like idiots and sheep for believing it… and then provide the "truth" of Islam to fill in the huge hole he just made. A lot of his statements I couldn’t answer. Textual problems have to be taken one at a time, slowly, and sometimes take a lot of time to figure out. Having a whole bunch thrown at you all at once is just overload. But I’ve spent a lot of time researching many of the things that contradict in our B…

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The Bible & Fear

The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord. This type of fear does not necessarily mean to be afraid of something. Rather, it is a reverential awe of God; a reverence for His power and glory. However, it is also a proper respect for His wrath and anger. In other words, the fear of the Lord is a total acknowledgement of all that God is, which comes through knowing Him and His attributes.

Fear of the Lord brings with it many blessings and benefits. It is the beginning of wisdom and leads to good understanding (Psalm 111:10). Only fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7). Furthermore, fear of the Lord leads to life, rest, peace, and contentment (Proverbs 19:23). It is the fountain of life (Proverbs 14:27) and provides a security and a place of safety for us (Proverbs 14:26).

Thus, one can see how fearing God should be encouraged. However, the second type of fear mentioned in the Bible is not beneficial at all. This is the “spirit of fear” mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). A spirit of fearfulness and timidity does not come from God.

However, sometimes we are afraid, sometimes this “spirit of fear” overcomes us, and to overcome it we need to trust in and love God completely. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). No one is perfect, and God knows this. That is why He has liberally sprinkled encouragement against fear throughout the Bible. Beginning in the book of Genesis and continuing throughout the book of Revelation, God reminds us to “Fear not.”

For example, Isaiah 41:10 encourages us, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surel…

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Bible Colleges

So there is this one very famous Bible College where they will not hire professors unless they are either married or had years of experience as Missionaries. This I am told is an unofficial policy. It is not realistic in my opinion because Jesus was single and so was Paul.

I am very close to being convinced that polygamy is allowed in the Bible and that it is not a sin.

I am wondering if their are any Bible colleges that would actually hire professors who openly practice polygamy.

I am also wondering if their are any Bible colleges or seminaries that would allow professors or students to openly discuss that God may just possibly approve of polygamy.

I am not talking about liberal colleges that think male homosexuality is okay, but I am talking about bible believing colleges.

I am also not talking about Mormon Bible colleges.

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