I Hope My Testimony Helps Someone Out

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    My testimony - a dead child of wrath, BUT GOD,

    Ephesians 2:2-10 (ESV)

    2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

    Titus 3:3-7 (ESV)

    3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
     
  2. Amy.G

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    Now THAT'S a testimony! :applause:
     
  3. Matt22:37-39

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    No it isn't it is just bible verses...no personal testimony at all...anyone can quote bible verses.
     
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    While that may seem true...it...

    ....takes one to know one. I'm not trying to be demaning, just wondering why you'd make such a comment, when someone posts scripture that may mean the world to them. Maybe this passage or passages were the wrods that led them to Jesus. At least give the person the benefit of the doubt and ask them to clarify their OP before you jump on them. As I see it, you in the same boat as this person, you continually cut and paste a lot. At least this was cut directly from Scripture.

    Man, everyone on the board wants to chew up and spit out everyone else. There is more hatred then love on this forum than any of the others I share on.

    What a shame. :tear:

    Judgement needs to be the last thing we resort to, yet it seems that many on this board are using "one-ups-manship" when they comment or respond. Your comment just seemed ticky tacky. Forgive me if I seem judgemental, I'm only questioning why you, above all, would jump on someone else? The pecking order of society is chewing this board to pieces. :BangHead:
     
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    my first thought as well
     
  6. Matt22:37-39

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    You said it yourself Dude, SARCASM is being presented not only in this thread but another I started...you and others don't take someone testimony seriously...you Dude act like you like me and are my friend off the board yet on the board you don't stick up for me...that is being two faced and cowardly, and I don't appreciate it. I don't have friends like that and do not consider you one.

    Hard to imagine Jesus treating people the way you guys do.But you don't need ANOTHER person telling you guys that, you know.


    Jealousy is an evil thing....too bad you all don't spend as much energy winning souls and doing what is right, than you do attacking and being mean.
     
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    You're acting ridiculous. We did take your testimony SERIOUSLY which is why others and myself pointed out your errors and your self-exaltation.

    Dude is like that. He presents himself one way in forum but in PM he slanders others incessantly who advise him, critique his theology, or offer any form of criticism. He's incapable of accepting any of these things.

    While we're on the friend issue, don't be like him, OK? Your real friends are the ones who point out your errors. Dude counts such as enemies. Be more mature than that yourself and you'll go way farther than him. Perhaps start on this good path by going to your testimony thread and accept what others have pointed out about you and your flaws.

    Not exactly. Jesus didn't treat the self-righteous very well who thought highly of themselves and bragged about themselves. Go check out Luke 11:30ff. Hint hint? :thumbsup: :love2:

    Then repent of your jealousy and pride, which is simply you thinking you're so good that others are therefore jealous. And there you go again, by implication comparing yourself with others. Pharisee, publican?

    Most if not all of your threads are about YOU and how YOU preach truth, and how YOU do this right, and how YOU do that right and how OTHERS don't measure up because YOU don't get LIKES on facebook and because of this they aren't as much for truth as YOU are &c &c &c.

    Your statement to the OP was ridiculous. You should apologize.

    - Blessings
     
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    You should consider your own words very carefully.
     
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    By the way, thanks for your testimony Thousand Hills! :applause::thumbsup:
     
  10. Matt22:37-39

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    PREACHER OF HATE

    You are wrong on so many levels, that I don't have time to throw my pearls before you.

    There is nothing in any of my post that is about me, but all about God. if you actually read them you would see that...sorry you have little understanding and that make me even wonder whose side you are really on.

    You have been marked a BAITER and UNSAFE.

    BTW, the preachers message today BACKED UP all I said in my testimony,....funny how God works that way...He actually confirmed my post MORE and made YOU a liar!...love it...:)
     
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  12. Matt22:37-39

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    WOW, ANOTHER PATTERN I AM SEEING, GUESS IT IS JUST MEANT TO BE. It is an inevitable pattern because of many factors I will mention later. It is one of ….”It seems everyone likes me a lot, till they realize I actually have a brain and know how to use it”…lol….And only those who are at the same level or stronger can survive me. Like-Mindedness does count for much. Not like it is me having a problem with them, but them with me, so to me it is THEIR PROBLEM, wouldn’t you think? You’ll see why in a minute…. I’m sure I have quirks or whatever that also turns people off, we all do, not everyone is for everyone and we shouldn’t even strive to be. We’ll one of my strongest attribute is also my weakest…like I posted before; “My brain is both my greatest asset and also my worse curse….I THINK I THINKETH TOO MUCH”…. Every positive has a negative and here is why.

    For one people like me are rare (I know I looked it up and I am in the 1%...not bragging it just is) and there are good reasons why, and it isn’t our fault, but it is TO THE ONE who to some extent didn’t do all they could do or be all they can be. Sad thing is we are on a downward trend in most ways to leading to more ILLITERACY, lack of MORALS, ETHICS, RESPECT, TRUTH and just trying be better…Compare us to some other countries, go ahead learn something, google it. That is what makes me and others different. There seems to be a common thread in those I meet who get me and I get them….There is NO jealousy involved, there are NO insecurities, there are no competitions, we are not becoming POLAR OPPOSITES based on these factors. We actually enjoy each other’s company and we want to help them be better and reach their God given and inspired goals. If ONLY those who allow the differences to cause a wedge would see that, “hey, I may not be as gifted or talented in this area, so let me be thankful for the one who is and encourage them…God gave it to them for a reason.”…work on the ones He did give you and look for more ways to improve. I have also found that the one who LEARNS from such a one, can soon possess that which he so coveted in the first place…PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE…that is exactly how I am able to do the things I do…LEARN and DO!...Today’s youth and even a generation ago, has stopped TRYING, and basically want everything right now, and it’s all about entitlement, due to a CHILD RUN HOME and not a PARENT RUN one. All they’ve done with their fingers and hands is play with some kind of technology, and no more face to face conversation and any real relationship building etc. I could go on and make a whole new article on that subject alone. Anyway, I have found that those who were shielded from such devices or were limited and monitored like my boys were, are so much more interesting and knowledgeably and might have a little more wisdom to pass down than those who lived in fantasy land…that is fine for those who want to live there, but don’t complain about US WHO DON’T…personally, I feel that wasn’t God’s intention in the first place and yes the “FALL” made it all worse…It is said we only use 10% of our brain…and I’m looking around thinking it is probably less. Anyway, it is a very good thing to have people around us who are WORKING on what God intended us to work on in all areas of our life…like a good running car the more you take care of it and use it for what it was intended for, then you’re going to get the most use out of it. Well, I think through circumstances growing up, innate tendencies, be exposed to so many hands on things in my life, traveling etc. I AM WHO I AM….I purposely tried to learn from others and seek answers in all things and just life in general, etc. Why does that make me WRONG or a bad person? But it does……

    I am sorry, that I “INTIMIDATE” people, I am sad to think I would “OFFEND” anyone for that is not my intention or my heart. And if only people KNEW my heart and just know that I mean well. But things are the way they are, I am who I am….and as long as I am not sinning or purposely trying to be mean to you…IF I AM CONFRONT ME, but you better be right about it….otherwise give me grace and understanding and love the way Jesus would.

    Not sure how the bible study is going to go as only 3 got back to me…one a husband and wife who tried to be nice in their long letter, but they got many digs in all based on ASSUMPTIONS, cause they don’t really know me. I HATE WHEN PEOPLE JUDGE! Another said, they would pray for me and thanked me for sending them the info I did…I sent them all. I find the same thing to be true on forums….more attacks and negativity than anything good, like over 80%...that can be a hard pill to swallow. The one that keeps popping up which is true, yet at the same time isn’t. Is I am being arrogant…honestly, when I write or say what I do, it isn’t because I think I’m better than anyone else or smarter etc…that is YOUR perception based on assumption. All I am doing is SHARING in order to HELP others…see that is how I learned all that I have, from others, so I want to impart the same opportunity for others to learn as well. Maybe the saddest thing is most are their own worst enemy when it comes to learning and growing cause of their PRIDE (not mine) their jealousy, their insecurities and all the things I mentioned in the beginning.

    IDK, I just wish people would understand my HEART and also WHERE I CAME FROM, if one would only get outside of themselves and look at me the way God does and that is how we should see everyone…the way God does. And see that I came from an upbringing of hell (I should really be messed up but I’m am not) and abandonment, where anyone who had me didn’t really SPEAK to me, I was telling Sarah today, (we mainly were discussing “communication” not the other stuff I am about to mention) how my parents never praised us, I was beaten, we were slaves, they never had CONVERSATIONS or DISCUSSIONS with us unlike hers do. I was locked in my room for over 4 years…(I read hundreds if not thousand of books) and worse yet I didn’t even have good relationships at school, heck I didn’t even finish high school and flunked 3rd grade English. etc. etc…I could go on, but you get the point. God has done a wonderful work IN ME, and if I am not portraying that message I am sorry…I wouldn’t be WHO I AM if He didn’t create me and so on.

    Please take what I say whether in person or written and know my heart is right, even though I may not always say it right.
     
  13. righteousdude2

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    Speaking of apologies.....

    Where are you coming from when you can tell someone that "Your statement to the OP was ridiculous? You should apologize?" And you verbally thrash me before the board.

    Speaking of apologies, I think you owe me one, but like Matt27, apologies are not forthcoming!

    As a preacher, you should be ashamed of the way, you try to drag me down, just because off-line [on PMs] I tell you what I believe. I feel sorry for you; I really do!

    How could you, a man of self-professed wisdom and grand stature, expect me to take glean from and take spiritual edification from someone who is so demeaning, and intentionally inflammatory with their words towards me in the public?

    What I;ve had to say to you has been in the PM form, yet you continue to make it public. And you proclaim in bold print that I am immature and unwilling to take rebuke!

    Maybe, just maybe, Dr. Ach was right when he proclaimed the insantiy and nastiness he found in this board especially from some called Preacher 4 Truth? מוזר, מאוד, מאוד מוזר! ~or~ in Spanish, Extraño, muy, muy extraño!

    What is coming from one end of your alimentary canal is no better than that coming from the other. Maybe that is why folks like me have decided to not listen to your supposedly sound advice!

    Any apologies on your behalf, can be made on the public portion of this forum, since you chose to publically scorn me before the board and the world!

    是某些人的时间这个委员会的行动他们的年龄!
     
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    I called you out for being a hypocrite and two faced. You are nice to me in PM's and even friended me yet on here have NEVER BACKED me up and are mean to me...surely I've said something right...I know I have cause there have been people who tell me I have.

    A pastor, so what? that title means nothing to me when one abuses that title.

    And from your own testimony you have...to the point you are not even suppose to be a pastor at all.

    So take your pride and arrogance somewhere else...you got found out by me and you just can't stand it.
     
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