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Offline ded2daworld

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« on: October 15, 2012, 10:49:38 PM »
I was reading some older posts and read one that stated he would be leaving the forum because
he felt that there had been no real spiritual growth among the members.

If we grow spiritually and no human notices... does it count? (I know you don't gain weight if no one sees you overeat) :laughing7:
Did this leaving person grow?
Did they help others here in the forum to grow?
If we are reading and discussing scripture and doctrine can we grow?
If we do grow rather than regress, can another person always tell by our posts?
If we don't attend an ET church, where is the fellowship of other believers other than forums like this? :dunno2:
"Why do so many people think that the Bible is only inspired at certain points -  and that  THEY are inspired to pick out which points?"

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Re: Growth
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 12:14:09 AM »
Growth takes time, and maybe this leaver did not stick around long enough.  Besides that, feelings cannot be depended on.  Maybe the leaver was looking for rapid growth, and thought if he/she saw it in others, some would rub off.  Their loss.  My cow, I'm 62, and have grown a lot, but have a ways to go yet...
Socrates taught Plato.  Plato taught Aristotle.  Aristotle tutored the son of Philip of Macedon.  This boy grew up to become Alexander the Great, largely by slaughtering a lot of people.  That's philosophy.

Jesus spoke the Truth.  He blessed the poor.  He healed the sick.  He even raised the dead.  He died on a cross for us, lived again, and came back long enough to tell us to love one another.  That's religion.

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Re: Growth
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 09:37:48 PM »
I was reading some older posts and read one that stated he would be leaving the forum because
he felt that there had been no real spiritual growth among the members.

If we grow spiritually and no human notices... does it count? (I know you don't gain weight if no one sees you overeat) :laughing7:
Did this leaving person grow?
Did they help others here in the forum to grow?
If we are reading and discussing scripture and doctrine can we grow?
If we do grow rather than regress, can another person always tell by our posts?
If we don't attend an ET church, where is the fellowship of other believers other than forums like this? :dunno2:

Some of us are called to be as a sparrow ALONE watching and praying (Ps 102:7)  many of the OT prophets were very much alone  for instance Jeremiah....

Some of us are called to  where there are two or three gathered IN MY NAME, there am I in the midst

Some of us are called to share via groups ...

Lets PRAY for each of us to be very attentive to what the Spirit is saying to each of us individually...   that we may continue to GROW in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to Him be all glory now and forever.



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Re: Growth
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 11:17:25 PM »
good retort good report :gimmefive:
"Why do so many people think that the Bible is only inspired at certain points -  and that  THEY are inspired to pick out which points?"