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  • Monthly Cooking Thread - August 2022

    08/02/2022 3:28:16 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    boatbums to Jamestown1630

    I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • 'Baffled' Wynonna Judd 'accuses sister Ashley of CONSPIRING with their mom to leave her OUT of her $25M will - and plans to contest': Friend claims Naomi 'blew through every dollar she made with The Judds and went to rehab for money disorder'

    08/02/2022 3:16:11 PM PDT · 27 of 84
    boatbums to RummyChick
    Where's there a will - there's a relative.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - August 2022

    08/01/2022 4:55:02 PM PDT · 27 of 31
    boatbums to Jamestown1630
    We're celebrating my mom's 90th birthday this weekend. Instead of a cake - she thinks they're all too sweet - I'm making a Key Lime Cheesecake using the recipe from:

    Sugar Spun Run Key Lime Cheesecake

    The neat thing about this version is you make a key lime curd with the juice, egg yokes and butter and cool it to room temperature before adding it to the cream cheese mixture. This method ensures a creamy and smooth consistency with plenty of tanginess that you wouldn't be able to get by just adding lime juice instead of vanilla. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

    PLUS!!! I found real key limes at the Fresh Market today. YAY. I bought two bags so I'd be sure to have enough for the recipe.

  • Tough guy Biden would not have survived the COVID strain Trump contracted

    07/28/2022 5:10:09 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    boatbums to Starman417

    Joe Biden has ALWAYS been an insecure, petty, little man. Real men don’t have to make up stories about their prowess and bravery. It’s pretty easy to see why Hunter turned out the way he did with this perverted blowhard as a father!

  • Cats classified as ‘invasive alien species’ by scientific institute

    07/28/2022 4:28:54 PM PDT · 115 of 117
    boatbums to Bon of Babble

    My two new indoor-only kittens (with the exception of access to a screened-in patio) are doing a fine job of keeping in check any lizards that dare sneak in. One of their favorite things, though, is to jump up and scare the sandhill cranes that saunter over to my bird feeder on the outside of the screen.

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene: I Was Raised Catholic, but Wicked Bishops Have ‘Driven Me Away’ from the Church

    06/22/2022 6:56:47 PM PDT · 2,769 of 3,523
    boatbums to MHGinTN
    Ask yourself, can the Spirit of Holy God abide where sin can enter? Answer: no, God will not lend His Spirit to sin. So there is a way that the Holy God CAN abide in the born again, by separating the soul and spirit so He abides in the cleansed spirit, not in the sin learned soul or behavior mechanism. God fashioned Adam to be able to follow the leadership of the spirit, directing the behavior mechanism, the soul. But Adam chose to allow sin into his spirit so the glory of God departed from 'upon' Adam (not IN Adam just upon Adam, like the glory was upon Moses but not in Moses, so the glory shine gradually faded away), and eventually God's provision was to put His Spirit IN the spirit of those who want His family nature. That is why we call this the Age of Grace, because ONLY by God's Grace can we have God's Spirit IN our spirit, never by works that we do or not do.

    It seems that no matter how many times you patiently explain this wonderful truth, there are those who hearts are hardened against ever comprehending it. Whether it is because of stubbornness, spiritual blindness or, more likely, PRIDE, there is a mental block. I know, and I'm not alone, that you have never implied that a believer can sin with impunity. What "religious legalists" fail to comprehend - and which Scripture clearly teaches - as you have written, there is:

    the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed to His saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26,27)

    I'll leave it to the Holy Spirit to open hearts and minds to this glorious truth.

  • American Churches are Killing Christianity

    04/24/2022 2:39:29 PM PDT · 169 of 182
    boatbums to Mark17; RoosterRedux
    Would you say there is too much wokeness? 😀

    WOKENESS = WEAKNESS

  • Catholics Don't Believe You Can Earn Your Way to Heaven

    04/03/2022 6:50:00 PM PDT · 1,565 of 2,993
    boatbums to Luircin

    He certainly ignored a lot of Scripture I posted in answer to his assertions.

  • Catholics Don't Believe You Can Earn Your Way to Heaven

    04/03/2022 6:44:12 PM PDT · 1,564 of 2,993
    boatbums to Philsworld
    The key words here are “foolish, pointless, and worthless” Discussing the false doctrine of OSAS is neither one of those descriptors. It actually will decide the salvation of countless Christians. Paul goes to great lengths to warn us against continued, willful sin AFTER GRACE. Christ, in Revelation, LITERALLY, brings up that doctrine, that of the Nicolaitans, in Rev 2. You and your friends teach this doctrine as Gospel.

    Just stop! You are intentionally bearing false witness here. I know this has been hashed over and over with you on myriad threads - NO ONE is telling people they can freely live in sin because of God's grace! That actually was the Gnostic heresy - they didn't even believe Jesus had a physical body. You insist you believe in salvation by grace through faith but then you blow it all up by declaring unless a believer lives in perfect obedience to God's commandments, he will lose his salvation. How does one lose something he hasn't yet ultimately received? And if my salvation is dependent on how I live my life (works), how can it be by grace? It's either grace OR works. God says it's GRACE. Until you open your heart to the pure gospel of salvation by God's grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God ALONE, any further arguing with you is pointless and a waste of time. If nothing else, you need to stop accusing us of teaching Gnostic heresy as "our" gospel. That is a LIE.

    As I'm sure you will continue to try to drag this on and on, know that I am done discussing this with you.

  • Catholics Don't Believe You Can Earn Your Way to Heaven

    04/03/2022 6:44:12 PM PDT · 1,563 of 2,993
    boatbums to Philsworld
    The key words here are “foolish, pointless, and worthless” Discussing the false doctrine of OSAS is neither one of those descriptors. It actually will decide the salvation of countless Christians. Paul goes to great lengths to warn us against continued, willful sin AFTER GRACE. Christ, in Revelation, LITERALLY, brings up that doctrine, that of the Nicolaitans, in Rev 2. You and your friends teach this doctrine as Gospel.

    Just stop! You are intentionally bearing false witness here. I know this has been hashed over and over with you on myriad threads - NO ONE is telling people they can freely live in sin because of God's grace! That actually was the Gnostic heresy - they didn't even believe Jesus had a physical body. You insist you believe in salvation by grace through faith but then you blow it all up by declaring unless a believer lives in perfect obedience to God's commandments, he will lose his salvation. How does one lose something he hasn't yet ultimately received? And if my salvation is dependent on how I live my life (works), how can it be by grace? It's either grace OR works. God says it's GRACE. Until you open your heart to the pure gospel of salvation by God's grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God ALONE, any further arguing with you is pointless and a waste of time. If nothing else, you need to stop accusing us of teaching Gnostic heresy as "our" gospel. That is a LIE.

    As I'm sure you will continue to try to drag this on and on, know that I am done discussing this with you.

  • Catholics Don't Believe You Can Earn Your Way to Heaven

    04/03/2022 5:34:15 PM PDT · 1,552 of 2,993
    boatbums to Philsworld
    That is certainly NOT what the bible teaches.

    It isn't??? Doesn't your Bible have this:

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (I Peter 1:3-5)

    Remind the believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good work, to malign no one, and to be peaceable and gentle, showing full consideration to everyone. For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, and enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures—living in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This is the Spirit He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we would become heirs with the hope of eternal life. This saying is trustworthy. And I want you to emphasize these things, so that those who have believed God will take care to devote themselves to good deeds. These things are excellent and profitable for the people. (Titus 3:1-8)

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ. In Him we were also chosen as God’s own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, would be for the praise of His glory. And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:3-14)

    And, finally, especially for you:

    But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the law, because these things are pointless and worthless. Reject a divisive man after a first and second admonition, knowing that such a man is corrupt and sinful; he is self-condemned. (Titus 3:9-11)

  • Catholics Don't Believe You Can Earn Your Way to Heaven

    04/03/2022 5:12:03 PM PDT · 1,530 of 2,993
    boatbums to aMorePerfectUnion; Mark17; MHGinTN; metmom

    Thank you. I can feel every day that God is answering those prayers and it greatly comforts and strengthens me as I eagerly await the return of Christ with His saints (including my beloved) when together we will be raised incorruptible and so shall we ever be with the Lord. This time on earth will seem but a mere moment compared to eternity.

  • Catholics Don't Believe You Can Earn Your Way to Heaven

    04/02/2022 5:34:42 PM PDT · 1,471 of 2,993
    boatbums to Philsworld; Luircin; imardmd1; metmom; MHGinTN; aMorePerfectUnion
    What’s the answer? Biblically, what is the PENALTY for unrepentant sin? Go.

    Luircin is right. Why don't you just be honest and admit you will reject/refuse out of hand ANY answer that isn't in agreement with your own? It would save everyone from having the same incessant arguments with you across threads in the Religion Forum. That is really what seems to me to be the bee in your bonnet.

    I'm not going to be naïve and hope I can persuade you finally, but I think this may be another approach to your question from a different angle.

    You contend there's a difference between "consequence" and "penalty". That may be true in many cases - for example, if I eat too much candy, I may get rotten teeth as a consequence but if I disobey mom and eat candy before dinner and she catches me, I have to go to bed early as my punishment (which would be a penalty). In the former example, there is a "natural" consequence to many things which are ways that God has set up to teach us right from wrong. In the latter example, we have rules/laws ordained by men as well as by God that attach a "cost" to breaking the law - these penalties/punishments are intended to maintain order within a society. In parenting, the goal of consequencing is to teach the child a lesson that leads to positive choices and behaviors. The goal of punishment is to inflict pain and seek revenge. In some cases, consequence and penalty/punishment are the SAME thing.

    What seems to me to be your sticking point is you believe before God that sin - repented or unrepented - should have a penalty. And of course, there IS. His word tells us:

    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

    For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)

    In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22)

    Our Savior Jesus Christ took the penalty for all our sins by dying on the cross - His perfect sinless shed blood for the sins of the world past, present and future. The GIFT of God is eternal life through Christ. Either we pay the penalty due our sin - eternal separation from God in hell - or we accept/receive the gift of God's grace and live with Him in heaven.

    As has already been explained dozens of times, the genuine child of God -- the blood-bought, born-again believer in Jesus Christ -- is saved eternally by grace through faith and not by works. When God's children fall into sin, He disciplines and chastens all those who are His. We may suffer consequences because of our sin but the PENALTY has been paid by Christ. This is not in any way a license to sin nor does it imply God winks at sin in our lives. Far from it! Just as you disciplined your own children when they did wrong, they never stopped being your child. God in His great mercy and grace leads us into holiness through the working of the indwelling Holy Spirit and we shall never perish, we will never be plucked from His hands, He will lose none of us nor cast us out. This is the blessed assurance He has promised us. We aren't saved by our own righteousness and we aren't kept saved by it either.

    You're wanting there to be a penalty for "unrepentant" sin in a Christian's life but God uses love through discipline as He is conforming us into the image of Christ. I DON'T think God needs you to do a better job.

  • Prayer Warrior Thread for My Neighbor

    02/02/2022 3:00:35 PM PST · 29 of 48
    boatbums to Roman_War_Criminal

    Praying for Bill that God softens his heart to hear the Good News of salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ and that the Holy Spirit gives you the words to say that he needs to hear. That his homecoming will be peaceful and gentle. He has the respect and gratitude of many for his service.

  • Vanity - Prayers Requested

    01/30/2022 9:23:52 AM PST · 84 of 97
    boatbums to EnigmaticAnomaly

    I’m praying for you and your Dad. The Lord will give you the words to say to him and, if it is the last time you see him on this side of eternity, know that you will be united again in heaven and there will no longer be any pain or sorrow or tears for the former things are passed away. May the strength and grace of our Heavenly Father comfort you and your family.

  • Beth Moore Takes The Road To Rome!

    01/25/2022 8:22:55 PM PST · 86 of 92
    boatbums to Philsworld
    Does Paul trump John? John says that the Saints that end up in heaven keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus...salvation through Grace, THEN obedience. Unrepentant, willful lawlessness will not be tolerated by God. Those who practice such will NOT be in heaven, no matter how much you want it to be true. That is made absolutely clear in the bible, and even by Paul.

    I'm not interested in carrying on the SAME arguments with you once again. You claim you believe in salvation by the grace of God and not by works yet you contradict yourself by posting passages out of context and misinterpreting them to try to make Scripture contradict itself! You also FALSELY accuse me and others of saying that sin doesn't matter with God and people can just live as they please in wanton disobedience to Him because they think they will still go to heaven. No matter how many times we have been over this, you revert right back to your false accusations. I know good and well that your religion teaches an accursed gospel and you think keeping the Law is how you are justified. Then, you go even further and insist that everyone who is justified MUST keep the commandments in the same way as you do (e.g.; Saturday worship and not Sunday).

    Why do you refuse to answer when I ask you, "What saves you? Your faith or your works."? Scripture is crystal clear that it is by the grace of God we are saved THROUGH faith and not our works. Why do you then insist disobedience to the commandments will make one lose their salvation? If you can lose your salvation by what you do (works) then those works must be what saves you. Are you blind to this contradiction? I repeat, we are created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has foreordained for us to walk in them. We demonstrate our new, sanctified, born from above spirit nature by how we live in holiness glorifying God. But it is NEVER these works that save us. Anyone who claims to be a believer in Jesus Christ as Savior but who has no evidence of a changed heart or conviction of sin, should examine himself to see if he really is in the faith. But it is NOT his works that save him! It's either grace OR works - not both.

      Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised want to look good to others. They don’t want to be persecuted for teaching that the cross of Christ alone can save. For the circumcised do not even keep the law themselves, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation. (Galatians 6:12-15)

    What did Paul say to the Corinthian believers? Post the rest of the passage:

      Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
  • Beth Moore Takes The Road To Rome!

    01/24/2022 8:08:51 PM PST · 82 of 92
    boatbums to Philsworld

    The Apostle Paul trumps Mr. Coffman.

  • Beth Moore Takes The Road To Rome!

    01/23/2022 7:50:21 PM PST · 80 of 92
    boatbums to Philsworld
    Very simple formula for salvation: Saved by Grace, THEN obey God’s commandments. Saved by Grace, then REFUSE to obey God’s commandments? Then good luck to all Nicolaitans. (They believed and said that a person is saved by grace and therefore it doesn’t matter how you live....**once saved, always saved**, MAKING THE LAW OF GOD OF NO EFFECT. That is antinomianism) Definition of antinomian: a believer in the doctrine that faith alone, not obedience to the moral law, is necessary for salvation.” Websters New World Dictionary.

    Here we go again...

    What saves you? Your faith in Jesus Christ or your obedience to the commandments? It's either grace OR works - not both. One is through the mercy and grace of God the other is you make yourself worthy through your deeds. You can't get it out of your head that NO ONE is saying it we should refuse to obey God or it "doesn't matter how you live"! Of course it matters! But my obedience and works do not contribute to my salvation. If you seek to be justified by the law you are fallen from grace - you make the cross of Christ to no effect.

      I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly. (Gal. 2:21)
  • Beth Moore Takes The Road To Rome!

    01/23/2022 7:36:41 PM PST · 79 of 92
    boatbums to MurphsLaw
    You chose to mischaracterize my example in a most self-refuting way. You can ignore the history all you want but people actually believed what Arius, Pelagius et al. actually believed- contrary to what the Early Church believed. Many " believers"(Read 1st Clement) And do you think THEY were not DILIGENT "seekers" too, as you say? - if not more? Well they were more so in their convictions- and they were wrong. Without the Church combating those errors... no way in he// can you say you would not fallen into one of those ancient heresies that could have been remained just as popular into today- in the same way with what Luther invented. Thankfully, (ευχαριστία- eucharistally) we don't have to think about what might have been. The revelation of Ephesus is proof enough.

    The self-refuting seems to be your forte.

    Just as in the first century Christian community, today there is no end to heresies, they STILL pop up. Do yourself a favor and look up the way in which the early church leaders combatted the damnable heresies of false prophets/teachers who as ravenous wolves crept into the assemblies of believers to try to lead them astray. Did they stand upon, "We are THE church and we say so!"? No, they used the Scriptures to present the superior arguments and through their examples and prayer they trusted in the Holy Spirit to teach the truth to the hearts of those who were sincerely seeking to know it. St. Peter describes them well:

      But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not. (II Peter 2:1-3)

    I left the Roman Catholic church because I saw for myself the errors it taught concerning one of THE most important tenets of the Christian faith - that of justification by faith and not works. I was diligently and earnestly seeking to know the truth and God kept His promise. He opened my eyes and heart to the truth of the gospel. Nobody told me leave but it was clear as day that what I had been told all my life up until then about how to go to heaven when I died was not the truth. This passage is what did that:

      My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. (John 10:27-30)

    That's how God works! Through the leading of the Holy Spirit who teaches all things to those who seek God with all their heart and they WILL know the truth. God led me to go to a Bible college so that I could know His word and WHY I believed. That's why I will never be an Arian, Pelagian, semi-Pelagian, or any off shoot of them. I don't need to be a Roman Catholic to be a Christian.

  • Beth Moore Takes The Road To Rome!

    01/22/2022 7:52:10 PM PST · 62 of 92
    boatbums to Philsworld

    You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. (Galatians 5:4)