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General Discussion / Re: A new thread
Last post by DavidMcClean - March 01, 2019, 06:04:35 pm
Quote from: Hisgirl on February 04, 2019, 05:03:41 pmHey David,
How is your new job going? I know starting in a new place can feel really weird and (for me) intimidating. Lots of new people, new lingo, new schedules, new rules.

But it's also very exciting and a new adventure.

I'm curious, what's the dress code over there in typical businesses? Over here, business casual has taken on a whole new meaning and work places have gotten so casual, people are wearing jeans and sneakers and all sorts. There's a place here in my city where a friend works, and they have margarita machines on Friday.


New job is hectic, insane and mad. In my first month I've been away on business for 2 weeks all over the UK.
Can't say much about it as I've "secret" level government clearance....but it's very pressured. It's great to be earning money again though and getting some of the arrears on bills paid.
Surprisingly I carry a bible when I fly....even tried praying but nothing happens. "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign". Despite knowing that I asked for a sign. Even got on my knees in the hotel room and prayed....nothing.
What does that mean? No idea. But I was disappointed.
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General Discussion / Re: Is salvation easy?
Last post by Optimax - March 01, 2019, 05:17:01 pm
Quote from: Bryan on March 01, 2019, 04:46:49 pmSure but if a person believes in a moment and is saved, do they then have the right to stop believing but retain salvation?

Read those scriptures again. Count the "if's" and " unless" and "or if's"
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General Discussion / Re: Is salvation easy?
Last post by Bryan - March 01, 2019, 04:46:49 pm
Quote from: Optimax on March 01, 2019, 11:25:23 amIf you are correct then God lied because scripture says;

Rom 10:9-11
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
KJV


Sure but if a person believes in a moment and is saved, do they then have the right to stop believing but retain salvation?
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General Discussion / Re: Is salvation easy?
Last post by Optimax - March 01, 2019, 11:25:23 am
Quote from: Bryan on March 01, 2019, 08:54:44 amThis is actually the point of my question.  I suppose it depends on believing when salvation happens.  If it happens at the point of "conversion" (in most peoples estimation that would be saying the sinners prayer) then I suppose yes it is easy to be saved.

I tend to lean more towards salvation as not being received in this life.  Thus if we stumble/fall away there is no salvation and in this case salvation is not easy.  Sure, believing in Jesus seems easy enough, but that is not always the case.  Trials of faith can be very arduous and taxing.

If you are correct then God lied because scripture says;

Rom 10:9-11
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
KJV
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General Discussion / Re: Is salvation easy?
Last post by Bryan - March 01, 2019, 08:54:44 am
Quote from: Optimax on February 28, 2019, 02:23:12 pmIt is easy to be saved if:

1. You can believe in your innermost being(heart) that God raised Jesus from the dead.

2. You can confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord (and mean it).

It is not as easy to grow spiritually once saved.

This is actually the point of my question.  I suppose it depends on believing when salvation happens.  If it happens at the point of "conversion" (in most peoples estimation that would be saying the sinners prayer) then I suppose yes it is easy to be saved.

I tend to lean more towards salvation as not being received in this life.  Thus if we stumble/fall away there is no salvation and in this case salvation is not easy.  Sure, believing in Jesus seems easy enough, but that is not always the case.  Trials of faith can be very arduous and taxing.
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General Discussion / Re: Is salvation easy?
Last post by flaglady - February 28, 2019, 02:34:21 pm
Oh so true, Jim! If an individual's position is that there is no God or He doesn't speak to man, then hearing His voice will be difficult if our ears and hearts are closed. I truly believe that to be the case.
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General Discussion / Re: Is salvation easy?
Last post by Optimax - February 28, 2019, 02:23:12 pm
It is easy to be saved if:

1. You can believe in your innermost being(heart) that God raised Jesus from the dead.

2. You can confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord (and mean it).

It is not as easy to grow spiritually once saved.
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General Discussion / Is salvation easy?
Last post by Bryan - February 27, 2019, 08:41:22 pm
I saw a pamphlet today that stated "Lucky for you, it is easy to be saved.". But it got me thinking, is it really easy for an individual to be saved?

Sure, Jesus said his yoke is easy and his burden is light, but he also talked about selling everything for the pearl of great price.

Is it right or even truthful for us to tell people salvation is easy if it really isnt?
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General Discussion / Re: Hel-looo-ooo!
Last post by flaglady - February 25, 2019, 07:56:45 pm
Well I got a surprise this morning! I rang the secretary to give her a nudge and turns out she'd had a cancellation for tomorrow and could/would I take it! Would I? I'd have accepted it today were it offered! She was pleased because I know when they get a short notice cancellation like that, they can ring many patients, like 15 or 20, before they get a taker! Suits me!
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General Discussion / Re: Hel-looo-ooo!
Last post by Hisgirl - February 25, 2019, 08:36:41 am
Do you actually have a date yet? What all will they be doing?
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