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Are There Three Earth Ages
  
I have skipped quickly over most of these responses. They look way too complicated for me to take in.

Personally I have absolutely no problem believing that Almighty God made ALL things exactly as the bible states - in six days - and then He rested the seventh.

At my age I really like UNcomplicated.

Some of you here seem to enjoy complicating things just so you can then go and unravel it all again.

If I cannot accept that ALL the bible is true then I'd not want to just believe that some of it is and have to keep debating all the other parts.


Is Joel Osteen Biblical
  
Not always. He is more of a motivational speaker than a preacher of God's Word.


I Am A Quaker And Catholic
  
My children attend a Quaker Church, Apostistic Church, and a Baptist Church.

So our family have involvement with three churches.

I was raised in the Baptist Church and the Catholic Church. Born again Christian is all that matters.

Your boyfriend is no monk if he is dating you. It is not you. It is so him. Ministry is a calling. Upon being called it is our responsibility to answer.

You are beautiful woman of God and never believe yourself anything different.


Is Tithing Mandatory
  
In the New Testament we read that God loves a cheerful giver. If people tithe simply because they feel they should do so, but don't do it cheerfully, it would probably be better if they did not tithe.

It is the willingness to give which God loves, not the amount or the percentage of income involved.


Bishop Eddie Long Sex Scandle
  
Some folk follow ed long just for the "name", and "fame", Some, which a lot in the church dont have or pray for is the discerning of spirits, its a must in this day and age and some just have itching ears and will settle for those who live like they do, in "secret sin" so they think. It is a shame that no one out of 28,000 recognized something was wrong with this man! Who apparently is not in the least concerned about their souls! But remember this, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap!! Now how many realize that nothing gets pass God-if we miss anything, rest assure God does not and trust me, He's not winking at sin from either you or me-God Bless


Are There Female Angels
  
The red flag jumped up in your mind at the mention of "female" angels. Have you not read your bible, Zachariah 5:9 states that the angel were female and that there were two of them.


Christmas Celebrates A Death
  
All of this debate over Christmas is confusing to me. The real question should be where is your heart in what you do? God knows our heart so, regardless whether or not Christmas originated from pagan beliefs, it all comes down to why do you do it? For the Bible says, 5One man considers one day more sacred than another, another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God, and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. (Rom 14:5-7)


Can God Forgive Repeated Sins
  
I too, struggle with repeated sin, but I do believe God forgives me as long as I ask for forgiveness. However, though we may be forgiven it does not mean that we won't suffer the consequences of our actions. The shame and guilt becomes stronger each time and it eventually can lead to health related problems. I am starting to realize that to stop repeating the same sin begins with finding out why it began in the first place. Search yourself, pray, and read God's Word. Find someone you can talk to about it. The more it's discussed, the more it's revealed and the answers become clear.


Can God Forgive Repeated Sins
  
I too, struggle with repeated sin, but I do believe God forgives me as long as I ask for forgiveness. However, though we may be forgiven it does not mean that we won't suffer the consequences of our actions. The shame and guilt becomes stronger each time and it eventually can lead to health related problems. I am starting to realize that to stop repeating the same sin begins with finding out why it began in the first place. Search yourself, pray, and read God's Word. Find someone you can talk to about it. The more it's discussed, the more it's revealed and the answers become clear.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
Gina,as I said before, I no longer spank my 12 & 14 year old. You see, once children are becoming adolescents, then it's time to revise your discipline techniques with them.Personally, I don't believe that this is the best time to spank your kids around.It might not even achieve its purpose.Left to me, I feel that discipline tactics should be age-specific. I mean, is it when my daughter has started her monthly periods or when my son has started having wet dreams, that I would now start spanking them. The truth is, they've outgrown it. Gina, adolescence and corporal punishment is a whole different topic volume on its own. Well, thanks for the compliment and God bless you too.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
Gina, I'm sorry for not replying your post. I didn't check back in time after my last post on Thursday. Well,we live in Maryland but i grew up partly in Nigeria where parents see nothing wrong with whipping their disobedient kids.So well,it's commonplace to see people selling such things as the cane in the open market which is where I got mine, during one of those vacations to Nigeria.Now,my husband wasn't caned as such nonetheless he had corporal punishment while growing up and he's also a disciplined man who is a physician by the way and a role model for his children.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
Gina, Well first of all, from your messages,it seems to me that you've never been caned, am I right? Well you know what, don't worry, if you administer appropriately to correct a child, it wouldn't cause injury.Trust me.OK I've 5 kids(ages 14,12,8,6,3),2girls,3boys.On average, we use corporal punishment about twice a year. Last month, my 8 year old son was the first to get caned this year.My husband and I have decided to never,ever strip our children naked for punishment because there just isn't any need for that.I believe it's like shaming the child. Besides,the impact would still be felt with their clothes on so they always have their full clothes on. And we don't believe in rituals like bending /stretching over the knee etc for punishment.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
I've replied but it's not up yet. Probably it got lost in transit. Nevertheless I'll give it another shot


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
Gina. Sure I've been on the receiving end of the cane(both bamboo and rattan) before very well,back when I was growing up. And as far as this is concerned, I use the rattan which is slender and flexible as opposed to the bamboo which is sturdy and rigid and therefore is actually more intense.

Of course, you won't expect them to walk away straight because that shows the spanking has made no impression and if that happens then I'll like to know the reason why.Well I'm yet to experience such with my kids.

Anyway,the cane does not split the skin except when it's applied with an absolutely inhumane force, on the bare behind ,several times and God forbid I do that to my children.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
MARY. Personally, when kids reach around 11/12, Junior high, adolescent, then it's time to withdraw the cane. I let my adolescents( 12 & 14) know that I won't treat them like babies so long as they act responsibly.I remind them: "If you decide to act like a baby, I'll treat you like one. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with you like I would your younger siblings, but be ready to receive it in multiples of your age. I spank rarely because I believe that whichever tools I employ in my parenting, must not be overused. The cane is least employed in our home and used sparingly by their dad and I. We give enough warnings before corporal punishment, say 2-3 , any further insubordination on the matter would attract strokes of the cane.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
Sue: Pain which is meant to correct does no harm but makes them strong,focused and resolute. Pain given to correct is a teacher which must be accompanied by verbal teaching to complement the effectiveness. The child learns to think before acting.


How To Properly Spank My Kids
  
I spank my kids on rare occasion using a rattan cane,giving 1 to 6 strokes depending on the age and misbehavior.Administered on the clothed bottom,I don't strip my children naked. If my child earns a spanking, I take him/her to my room and talk briefly about the behavior . I'll then let him know how many strokes he will receive before I begin. He would then stand in front of me while I take firm hold of one hand. It's done in private. After calming down, we talk and explain things and I always tell my kids that they're free to say anything on their mind.I don't spank for childhood playfulness. But for willful disobedience, I'll cane a child firmly.


Other People Than Adam And Eve
  
In Gen 1:1, that is, after the first earth age was destroyed and so Gen 1:2 is speaking of the Word and regenerating/restoring the earth and then on the 6th day creation of the races on the 7th day YHVH rested from all His works, and on the 8th day creation of Adam man. Back to Cain and Abel Cain actually went out into cities.....so there were already cities.....I believe that the garden was a place YHWH started from with a perfectly created man in His Own Image and Likeness and a Spiritual being, fully equipped, and Adam was to take dominion, replenish.....think of what replenish means......to make plenty again/restore in other words.....to bring the Kingdom into the earth......




Should I Leave This Church
  
If you personally gain nothing from attending your particular church and you also feel that you can contribute nothing to it either then it is almost certainly wrong for you. It doesn't mean that the church is wrong or false but we should be gaining spiritually from attending and giving some input, however little. There will be another nearby suitable for you I am certain.



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