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introduction of our family

I hate doing these. It is like selling yourself. LOL.
My name is AL and my wonderful wife of 10 years is Ellen. We met online in a chat room and married about a month after we met in chat. We met face to face for the first an hour before our wedding. We have 2 wonderful children ages 3 and 9. My wife came to me years ago about Polygamy said God had called us to it. I rejected that notion quickly but agreed to pray and seek God. I knew in my heart that seeking God I would prove her wrong. Wow was I shocked when I found God had truly called His people to walk in this. We have been rejected by friends and family for our belief in Godly bible based polygamy. MY wife and I have a large age difference but we know God chose us to be man and wife. After all age is just a number. I am 53 and my wife is 29. We would love to find a sisterwife that is Godly but not caught up in religious trappings. WE are open to a woman with children and a woman aged 25-45. But also a woman older or younger if God so desires. We have a ministry that we would like her to be a part of. We are not part of any denomination and mostly shun the church world. We were told we werent welcome at a church because we are an inter racial couple. If you would like to know more about us or our walk with the Lord feel free to ask.
AL

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KNOWING HIM

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

· We can suppose that God is.
· We can know about God.
· We may even recognize His presence.

But do we really KNOW God?

· We do not get to know Him by attending church services and programs.
· We do not get to know Him by reading the Bible.
· We do not get to know Him by praying.

By these activities we may get to know about Him. I am not discouraging scholarship, it is very important, but not the means to know God. I am not encouraging any religious activity or sacrifice to aid in knowing God. They are all insufficient to introduce us to the God of Heaven. It is impossible for the finite human mind, at it’s best, to comprehend the infinite God, our creator. Our initial introduction to God is through His Son, God the Son, Jesus Christ. He became a man to reveal God and His plan of redemption to mankind. Our first and only effort to get to know God is our responding to the Holy Spirit’s calling of us to repentance and salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, by His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. He paid the penalty for our sin and satisfied the justice of God to enable God’s grace to be poured out upon us. Before we came to Christ and were born-again we were, all of us, at enmity with God. We treated Him as our adversary, both consciously and unconsciously. It was impossible for us to know God. We were “dead in trespasses and sins” and totally incapable of knowing a righteous and holy God.

Thank God for Calvary and redemption. Thank God that you were saved, born-again, converted, regenerated, became a new creature in Christ Jesus. You pick the term you like. But, sadly most Christians never progress beyond the “new birth”, never get out of the spiritual nursery. Paul told the Corinthians that he could not feed them spiritual meat, because they were still babies needing milk. Bible reading and prayer, witnessing and giving…

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Religion vs.Christianity

Religion is man’s path to God.
Christianity is God’s path to man.

Think about this this weekend, as you prepare for your Sabbath date with God. (Please! Not starting the debate as to what, when, how long. Just acknowledge that this weekend you want and look forward to some special time of SOME sort with Him.)

Isn’t it beautiful? God is courting us?

We’re not buying our way out of this world into paradise via our obedience, fasting, offerings, worship, service, blah blah blah. If we were, that would be our way to Him, and would make us no different than moslems, buddhists, hindus, etc.

Instead, when we do those good things we’re just responding to the Master Lover, the Originator of Courtship. And we get to spend special time with Him this weekend!

Goosebump time!

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Our Polygamy Story

Hello All,

Recently my first wife and I have come into the knowledge that polygamy is not a sin and have in fact been called to it. Here is a condensed version of hte journey that the Lord has taken us on.

My wife and I grew up in two small neighboring towns. We attended the same church throughout our late adolescent and teenage years. The church we attended was pastored by the father of my best friend and college roommate. We were both saved at an early age and have been very passionate about pursuing a relationship with Christ our Lord and Savior. One of the most prominent things we were taught is that the word of God reigns supreme, and studying it is key to understanding who God is and what He has in store for us. We both diligently study the word of God during our teenage years learning how to rightly divide the word of God. Shortly before I left for engineering college at Letourneau University I asked Sue to date me with the intentions that we would some day, marry. We broke up during this time, completely due to a misunderstanding, which would not be resolved till the end of the summer; and during this time Sue considered, although however briefly, the idea of marrying an individual who was polygamous. I was contacted by one of her friends, namely Fey, who at the time was dating my best friend, who was my room mate at college, and asked if I could please talk to Sue because she was thinking about some pretty crazy things, like polygamy. Although I did not have any moral convictions on polygamy being right or wrong. I did relate it to Mormonism because of past dealings with Mormon missionaries and studying to refute their doctrine. I reviewed the subject briefly, but being swamped by my school load, only found that the subject needed more attention. I related to my wife to be that it would be social suicide, but I did not have any moral answers to give her. During my time at college not only was a I required to take 12 additional bible classes, but my theolog…

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Feeling condemned by God

Hi there,

My situation is that my husbands 1st wife left him for no reason, and he married me, I believe that he has two wives in the Lords eyes, according to the scriptures. I am having huge problems with feeling the Lord is against us, and wants me to leave him. I have a son with him and a daughter on the way. It is incredibly depressing for me, and I am unable to function sometimes because of it. I have to know that I am in God’s will as his second wife, and am equally important. It seems clear to me from scripture a man may have two wives, and because he did not put her away, then he is not guilty of adultery. But it seems that all my questions come from the fact that our laws do not allow him to have two wives, and so I am a replacement and therefore he is committing adultery. He wont say out and out he would take her back if she repented, just that there would have to be alot of discussion if she ever did want to come back. Meanwhile I feel I cant go forward in God’s will, I think I am fighting God alot of the time, trying to maintain that he can have two wives. Does anyone else here go through this, am I wrong in our relationship, it just doesnt seem to go away, no matter how many times I pray about it.!

In Christ

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Left on foot, the sequel

Recently my church changed it’s bylaws. They received some poor advice from a local christian legal firm on how they should word their bylaws so as to be anti homosexual. This is the letter I’m going to give them hoping they revise the changes. Included at beginning is some of the articles as I did not quote them in entirety in letter:
XIII "Marriage has been ordained by God. This church defines "marriage" as the union of one man and one woman . A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of marriage found in this article
IX Sexual activities outside of marriage including but not limited to adultry, premarital sex, homosexuality, pornography, and pedophilia are inconsistant with the teachings of the Bible and the church
X All members shall afirm their agreement with the articles and every volunteer shall afirm and live consistantly therewith

Dear Pastor and Board,

I hope you take this letter in the spirit which it is intended, which is to make Crossroads a better church. Not as a personal criticism levied to attack and detract but instead as reasons why a different approach would edify our fellowship and make us stronger.

One of the greatest qualities of Crossroads to me was its’ inclusive nature, which allows people who were smoking the crack pipe that morning to come to church. People who got drunk the night before, who don’t have a place to live and steal their food, these people are welcomed to Crossroads with open arms. Likewise, your requisite doctrinal statement was relatively short and sweet. Thus people who disagree about pentecostal powers, premillennialism, polygamy, or pretrib rapture could come, disagree, and yet still be members. Which brings me to the new bylaws recently amended. I would like to go through each of the changes and explain my interpretation. Of course you may not agree with all of my proposed chang…

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Debate Question

When I was talking to a friend about polygyny, one of her "proofs" of God’s intentions for monogamy only from the beginning of creation was that God only created one woman and one man, and her further proof was that when Noah was on the ark, he only had one wife, and all his sons only had one wife. To her, this was proof positive that when God "started fresh" with mankind after the flood he intended monogamy only for marriage.

I can reasonably explain why God chose at Creation to use one man and one woman, but I don’t really have an answer for why Noah and his sons each had only one wife.

Anyone have a clue?

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