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  1. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Whether a person is a Christian or not is defined by the Bible, not by which religious group he belongs to or how he behaves. God is the one who defines who a Christian is, not man.

    John 1:12 is one verse of many throughout the Bible that sumarises it:
  2. oldfartrr

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    dont want to write a book here,, but have had visits from the deacons and their minions (old prunefaces that try and control the church).
    i didnt tythe enough, missed tooo many sundays, was living with my wife before marriage, etc etc.
    dont miss the posers who try and out dress each other, who drives the fanciest car, who puts the most hundred dollar bills in the collection plate.
    OUT IN THE WOODS UNDER GOD'S BEAUTIFUL SKY AND SURROUNDED BY HIS CREATIONS,,, THERE ARE NO DISTRACTIONS AND I CAN HAVE MY DISCUSSION WITH HIM ABOUT MY FAILINGS... AND I BET HE CAN HEAR ME JUST FINE !!!!!
  3. Double D

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    I wouldnt and couldnt belong to a legalistic church that worried about the way you dressed or if you wore jewelry or whatever. I am a casual dresser and I dont like to dress up. I go to church in jeans and shirt tails out with a 45 on my side and if I thought someone had a problem with it, I wouldnt be there. Tithing is between you and God and nobody should see or know how much you give. If you are doing it for that reason, you are throwing money down the drain anyhow. I cant stand legalistic churches.
  4. ozo

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    Not many know....I was a pastor.
    A congregation of over 1800 members.
    Dallas/Ft. Worth area
    Ya, may seem unbelievable to some......
    I don't attend any Sunday services at present.
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    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why? Because you dont look the part or talk a certain way? Hogwash. God uses whoever will answer the call. Pastor ZO. Wow, 1800 members is big.
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    too funny!
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    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Truer words were never spake.

    I am living proof of that!

    Old Alky biker with an eye for the girls and a temper problem!!

    God has sanded off most of the rough edges with time, though -
  8. BlackEagle

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    ozo, it's tempting to be like Elijah, in 1 Kings 19; totally discouraged, burned out, but God had a way of putting him back on his feet after a "time out" with a new mission and message.

    As Terry's signature implies, there can be good people in even the strictest of churches. Please don't "throw the baby out with the bathwater" when it comes to churches and denominations and independent churches and fellowship groups.
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    Oh, I'm not burned out.....
    I/we have church and fellowship quite often,
    sometimes 3 or 4 days a week.....
    just don't do it in the money temple and only
    on Sunday ....at present.

    "Solomon did a deep study into worldly wisdom and wrote his summary in the book of Ecclesiastes. His conclusion? All is vanity under the sun--chasing after the wind--without God."---blackeagle
    I'm right there with ya.....
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  10. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    ozo, glad to hear that.

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