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  1. bestwordsmith
    01-22-2019 02:44 PM - permalink
    bestwordsmith
    Am a senior HR hiring manager and expert resume writer with over 15 years of exceptional experience in HR capacity where I gained the needed expertise in screening, editing, writing resumes/CV's, and cover letters across multiple disciplines.

    I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes throughout my career, while working in a hiring capacity, and have hired (and not hired!) thousands of individuals. Without a doubt, I know exactly what it takes to get you noticed/hired!

    Kindly drop a message either I'm online or not, I will reply in 2 mins.
    God Protection and Blessings will be Upon each and Everyone of us. Amen

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  2. bestwordsmith
    01-22-2019 02:43 PM - permalink
    bestwordsmith
    Hello
    Am a senior HR hiring manager and expert resume writer with over 15 years of exceptional experience in HR capacity where I gained the needed expertise in screening, editing, writing resumes/CV's, and cover letters across multiple disciplines.

    I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes throughout my career, while working in a hiring capacity, and have hired (and not hired!) thousands of individuals. Without a doubt, I know exactly what it takes to get you noticed/hired!


    Kindly drop a message either I'm online or not, I will reply in 2 mins.
    GOD BLESS YOU

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  3. Harold ikome
    09-22-2018 02:07 AM - permalink
    Harold ikome
    Hello everyone , I'm writing from Cameroon in the English part were a war is currently going on .I need help please. I chose to write here because I believe the love of God and the word can make someone listen to me. The actual truth is like it is JM not the only one suffering from the war effects but I'm the only son to my father who has been detain to be a separatist of the English speaking Cameroon revolution. I have tears in my eyes now as I plead for someone to help me for humanitarian reasons. Detainees will be killed if a ransom is not made available. The government is corrupt and all they want is money my father will be save.Iv lost many years out of school because of the crises. some please help. Contact +237679286363. God bless
  4. Robert M Prince
    09-17-2018 05:04 PM - permalink
    Robert M Prince
    SOME OF MY STRONGEST BELIEFS IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

    I believe that the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount gives the best formula for bringing peace with our neighbors. He said in Matt. 5:[43] Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. [44] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

    I believe further that God would be greatly pleased if everyone on the face of the earth would be saved. See 2 Peter 3:[9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any of them should perish.

    Jesus said in Luke 15:[4] What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? . . . . [7] I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

    See the words of Jesus in Luke 18:[9] And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: [10] Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [12] I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    I be¬¬-lieve that many who claim to be followers of Christ are trying to save themselves by doing good works. Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Timothy Keller in his book, THE REASON FOR GOD [Belief in an Age
    of Skepticism] wrote that, "Good works may produce a great deal of
    moral behavior in your life, but inside you are filled
    with self-righteousness, cruelty and bigotry [like the Pharisee above.] You are always comparing yourself to other people and are never sure you are
    being good enough - by trying to be a good person through an act of will. You need a complete transformation of the very motives of your heart."

    I understand that the scribes and Pharisees in the lifetime of Jesus had over 600 individual laws that they claimed to be following, but Jesus said in Matt. 22:37-40 that the law of righteousness was encompassed in the two great commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves.

    The Apostle Paul summarized it all in Rom. 7:[6] But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

    If we TRULY REPENT of our past sins and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God we will inherit everlasting life. But we must receive the Holy Spirit, which Jesus said our heavenly Father would surely give to everyone who asks Him for it.

    Jesus said in Luke 1:13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

    If we have truly repented, that Spirit will make it possible for us to bring forth some of the fruits of the Spirit - see Gal. 5:[22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. [24] And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. [25] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

    If we have received the Holy Spirit and are willing to follow His guidance, we will all make many mistakes as we grow in our knowledge of the truth, but John tells us in 1 John 1:[9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    My precious wife, Celia, inspired me to add the following verses as some of my favorite passages in the Bible:

    James 3: [17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

    Phillipians:4: [11] Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.[12] I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.[13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

    Jer. 29:[13] And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.


    Best wishes to all who are seeking to know the will of God, AND ARE SEEKING TO DO IT,

    Bob Prince; Midland, NC rprin47@gail,com
  5. Robert M Prince
    06-06-2018 10:46 AM - permalink
    Robert M Prince
    SOME OF MY STRONGEST BELIEFS IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

    I believe that the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount gives the best formula for bringing peace with our neighbors. He said in Matt. 5:[43] Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. [44] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

    I believe further that God would be greatly pleased if everyone on the face of the earth would be saved. See 2 Peter 3:[9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any of them should perish.

    Jesus said in Luke 15:[4] What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? . . . . [7] I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

    See the words of Jesus in Luke 18:[9] And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: [10] Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [12] I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    I believe that many who claim to be followers of Christ are trying to save themselves by doing good works. Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Timothy Keller in his book, THE REASON FOR GOD [Belief in an Age
    of Skepticism] wrote that,"Good works may produce a great deal of
    moral behavior in your life, but inside you are filled
    with self-righteousness, cruelty and bigotry [like the Pharisee above.] You are always comparing yourself to other people and are never sure you are
    being good enough - by trying to be a good person through an act of will. You need a complete transformation of the very motives of your heart."

    I understand that the scribes and Pharisees in the lifetime of Jesus had over 600 individual laws that they claimed to be following, but Jesus said in Matt. 22:37-40 that the law of righteousness was encompassed in the two great commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves.

    The Apostle Paul summarized it all in Rom. 7:[6] But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

    If we TRULY REPENT of our past sins and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God we will inherit everlasting life. But we must receive the Holy Spirit, which Jesus said our heavenly Father would surely give to every one who asks Him for it.

    Jesus said in Luke 1:13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

    If we have truly repented, that Spirit will make it possible for us to bring forth some of the fruits of the Spirit - see Gal. 5:[22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. [24] And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. [25] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

    If we have received the Holy Spirit and are willing to follow His guidance, we will all make many mistakes as we grow in our knowledge of the truth, but John tells us in 1 John 1:[9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    Also see James 3: [17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

    See Phillipians:4: [11] Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.[12] I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.[13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

    Best wishes to all who are seeking to know the will of God, AND ARE SEEKING TO DO IT,

    Bob Prince
  6. Cabernetkev
    03-12-2018 10:28 AM - permalink
    Cabernetkev
    Shalom to all in this group. Praise our Lord and Savior Yeshua. He is our King. He died for us that he may be reconciled to the Father. We were cut off, but now have access to the Holy of Holies. Let us worship with Joy and sing Praises to Him. Let us pray for our Jewish brothers who are still lost, blinded, because they missed and don't recognize their Messiah. Let us all repent and turn back to His ways, His Torah, with a humble heart. The Jews missed their Messiah, and Christianity has turned from His Feasts, and has replaced with pagan times like Christmas and Easter, and Sunday worship. He commanded us to keep HIS Sabbath day, found in the 10 commandments.The first century church never did anything different, then what the Lord of the Sabbath taught. Let us repent, meaning, if we are going the wrong way lets do a 180 and go HIS way. Hallelujah
  7. MongooseHugger
    01-27-2018 10:03 AM - permalink
    MongooseHugger
    I don't believe salvation can be lost, at least not in the post-ascension church.

    It's quite clear that from Paul's letters that once you are saved, you are always saved. Also, even people that do fall out of line can still be saved. I think the Bible mentions Lot as being "just", despite him clearly being worldly. The Bible does mention those, that, like Lot, were saved yet as by fire. Meaning that they were saved yet their rewards were burned up for wasting their lives.
  8. MongooseHugger
    01-26-2018 11:19 PM - permalink
    MongooseHugger
    Hello, I'm new here. Just discovered this group.
  9. Robert M Prince
    01-15-2018 01:56 PM - permalink
    Robert M Prince
    ARE WE ASHAMED OF OUR LORD, EVEN IF WE WERE THREATENED WITH DEATH?

    See the words of Jesus in Luke 9:[26] For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.

    We know that many persons in the early church gave up their lives for their love of our Savior. How strong is our faith in this time of our lives?

    See also the words of Paul and Silas to the jailer at Macedonia in Acts 16:[31] And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

    I believe the words in Eph. 2:[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Timothy Keller in his book, THE REASON FOR GOD, Belief in an Age
    of Skepticism, wrote that,"Good works may produce a great deal of
    moral behavior in your life, but inside you are filled
    with self-righteousness, cruelty and bigotry. You are always
    comparing yourself to other people and are never sure you are
    being good enough - by trying to be a good person through an act of will. You need a complete transformation of the very motives of your heart." +
    He wrote that the devil prefers Pharisees, who try to save themselves, rather than trusting Jesus to save them.

    See also Luke 18:[9] And Jesus spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:[10]Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [12]I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. [13]And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    Jesus said in Luke 11: [13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? See also Matt. 7: [7] Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

    The parable above makes it clear that all our natural, good works, even if we profess that we believe on Jesus Christ as the son of God, will not save us. We are saved when we accept his free gift, and ASK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO COME INTO OUR HEARTS.

    The followers of Herbert Armstrong, also members of the Shiloh Truelight Church in Mint Hill,NC, in the last 30 or 40 years, have abandoned their claims to be the only ones who preach true doctrines. See the words of Jesus in Mark. 9:[36] And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,[37] Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. [38] And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. [39] But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. [40] For he that is not against us is on our part.
    Those who teach that they are the only one who preach true doctrines are seriously tempted to compare themselves over others like the pharasee above but the publican who prayed, "God be merciful me a sinner," went to his house justified.

    See Matt. 7: [21] Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. .
    See also 1 John 4:[8] He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. . . . [20] If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

    If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and have the Holy Spirit and truly desire to do the will of our heavenly Father, that Holy Spirit will do good works in and through you, and you will have nothing of which you can boast. And you can enter the kingdom of heaven when you die.
  10. TRex2
    12-28-2017 09:52 AM - permalink
    TRex2
    (quoted)I have a question about Groups. So you can't respond to other's posts, or quote as you respond? I don't see any button to click to respond to any of the posts here.(end quote)

    Apparently not. And an actual quote box isn't allowed, either. But if you cut and past something here, and mark it as quoted, you can respond. No way of knowing if anyone will understand though.

    The controls here are deliberately less friendly. Probably to encourage you to post to the regular forums. The Christianity forum is decidedly hostile to seriously discussing the Bible, however, so I thought I would look around and see if there was something like this, where the Bible could be discussed without hostility.

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