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Legalizing Marijuana = More People At Church?

I’m sure that I’ll get somehow slammed for this question but here it goes. If marijuana was legal like drinking, both in moderation of course, would people who smoke pot come to church? I mean is it because of their guilt for doing something illegal that’s keeping them from coming to church? I don’t know the statistics of marijuana users, but I know quite a few people in my area that smoke it. Thoughts?

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Hi…ready to meet new people! :)

Hey…well my name is Lisa, I’m new of course, and a little bit about me…well I’m 26 years old, from Houston, TX area, I am married, I have a 16 month old baby girl who is my whole world, I was born and raised LDS, from which God and his word are still an important part of my life. I’m not eactly looking to participate in polygamy at the moment, but as LDS I have always been interested in the topic and relize I may one day be called to practice it. I wanna meet some polygamist families though and get to know em. I am on facebook if any of yall are… my facebook address is: http://facebook.com/tweetythomasson so feel free to add me! :) I’m happy to be here! and hope to get to know alot of yall.

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October 2010 Newsletter

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Winter approaches, and with it so does the two retreats we are looking forward to now. So much else has been going on at Biblical Families recently, including the many new members we have received and people that we have been talking with, as a result of the TLC SisterWives show (you can see the page we added for the online ad we ran here.) We welcome those folks, and invite old and new members alike to let us know how we can serve you – we are available for counseling and advice. Just drop us a note at staff@biblicalfamilies.org, or if you’d like to reach just the ladies ministry, at femina@biblicalfamilies.org .

But the real focus this month is on these retreats. Here’s the skinny for you: if you haven’t attended a Biblical Families retreat, and you have a Biblical view of polygamy, you don’t know what your missing: the chance to learn from others, receive prayer and encouragement from them, and just experience the fellowship that is so lacking for many isolated by the truth of plural marriage.

Our retreats are for everyone – those seeking more info, those uncomfortable with the idea still, those single, married, or very married. If you want more info, see our Retreat page, and send any questions you have to retreats@biblicalfamilies.org.

Here is what is coming up:

Phoenix, AZ Nov 5th-7th Just 2 weeks away! It is not too late to sign up for this retreat – just email now for details. This will be our only retreat on the West Coast for the next 6 months at least. And while we love our East Coast folks (some that we have seen at 5 or 6 retreats now), what is great about the West Coast retreat is getting to meet all new families – we have some we have been waiting a long time to meet at this retreat. Dr. Allen will be present and is planning some special sessions for us. We have a great hotel location in north Phoenix – if you thing you might be interested, let us know now!

Alabama, Dec 31st-Jan 2nd Las…

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Sabbath keepers or seekers only…

I don’t want to argue the Sabbath, if you don’t follow it don’t respond. This research is for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the Sabbath in the world. Most people groups have a story of the great worldwide flood. I thought that if the Sabbath was for "man", that "man" would have a record of keeping it in history. The chart shows the 160 languages that have their seventh day called "sabbath" in their native tongue. Think on the ramifications of this.

When the world has the seasons for the years, and the lunar cycles for the months, we see the reasons for the unity in how this is determined in different people groups. The question becomes

"Where does the unity of the seven day week come from? Where are the people groups that have a two, five, or ten day week?

Just like adultery was a death punishable sin before Mosaic Law, the Sabbath was for man from creation, and is witnessed by the peoples of the world as shown in this chart entitled:

160 languages that declare the Sabbath.

Showing the unchanged order of the days and true position of the Sabbath, as proved by the combined testimony of Ancient and Modern Languages – By Rev William Mead Jones D.D

This is a scan of the original work from the author.
http://www.homeschoolhowtos.com/static/ChartOfTheWeek.pdf

This is an updated version.
http://www.jasonsliger.com/Site_2/Sabbath_files/Sabbath%20Chart.pdf

I thought that this was really interesting.

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When is clingy too clingy?

When courting a second wife you can run into people who are just too clingy. I am wandering what this may mean to different people on here. So what do you consider as too clingy?

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The great porn debate

So the other day I was sitting with a group of people from different churches. The topic of pornography came up. I was tell people why I think porn was morally and biblically wrong. I also told them that if was them their wives or daughters what would they think? The response I got from a majority of them kind of shocked me. I was told by many of them they do not see a problem morally or biblically with watching porn as long as they are with their spouse. I brought up the fact that porn as well as watching porn was breaking many biblical laws. They had seemed to disagree greatly with me. I will not allow that filth in my home, but it got me wandering though what every ones views were on the subject as well as why. Do you or do you not agree with pornography as being ok to view?

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Does The Bible Condone Slavery?

There is a tendency to look at slavery as something of the past. But it is estimated that there are today over 12 million people in the world who are subject to slavery: forced labor, sex trade, inheritable property, etc. As those who have been redeemed from the slavery of sin, followers of Jesus Christ should be the foremost champions of ending human slavery in the world today. The question arises, though, why does the Bible not speak out strongly against slavery? Why does the Bible, in fact, seem to support the practice of human slavery?

The Bible does not specifically condemn the practice of slavery. It gives instructions on how slaves should be treated (Deuteronomy 15:12-15; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1), but does not outlaw slavery altogether. Many see this as the Bible condoning all forms of slavery. What many fail to understand is that slavery in biblical times was very different from the slavery that was practiced in the past few centuries in many parts of the world. The slavery in the Bible was not based exclusively on race. People were not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin. In Bible times, slavery was more a matter of social status. People sold themselves as slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families. In New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, and even politicians were slaves of someone else. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have all their needs provided for by their masters.

The slavery of the past few centuries was often based exclusively on skin color. In the United States, many black people were considered slaves because of their nationality; many slave owners truly believed black people to be inferior human beings. The Bible most definitely does condemn race-based slavery. Consider the slavery the Hebrews experienced when they were in Egypt. The Hebrews were slaves, not by choice, but because they were Hebrews (Exodus 13:14). The plagues God poured out on Egypt demons…

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