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Offline IceMan84

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Glad to be here
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:05:31 AM »
Hello,

I just joined the forum, and I wanted to introduce myself and give you guys a little background. I am new to Christian Universalism. I am from Tennessee and grew up in a Southern Baptist church. I kind of just accepted most of the things I was taught in church when I was younger but always had a problem with the idea of hell and the fact that alot of things just didn't seem fair or characteristic of a loving god. As I got older, I really started questioning alot of things and began forming my own ideas, rather than just blindly following what I had been taught. Most of the things that I came to believe are really the basics of Christian Universalism...I just didn't know what it was called or even realize that there was an organized group of people who practiced it. I then started doing some research online and came across some great resources, including this site. Like I said, I am new to CU and still have alot to learn. I am excited to be here and thankful for the great resource.

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 02:10:03 AM »
I'm very glad you're here.  Also had been a member of So. Baptist for years, God in His mercy began to show me (and my family) some other things.

Quick story...revealed my new beliefs to my son...he told me he had been listening to the preacher a couple weeks prior, and had the thought, "there's got to be more to it than this"  :bigGrin:.

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 06:31:21 AM »
 :welcome:
For all those who live in the shadow of death,  a glorious light has dawned!  And for all those who stumble in the darkness,   behold,   your light has come!!

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 03:52:37 PM »
 :welcome: :welcome: :boydance: :boogie:
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 06:19:47 AM »
Hi IceMan84 I joined this board yesterday, also I am from Tennessee.
 I really enjoy all the good information here. Welcome!  :thumbsup:
 

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 10:50:42 AM »
Welcome IceMan,

     All it takes is to punch some holes in our religious armor and let the Holy Spirit start to lead us into the truth. We know that God is pure love and that He never meant for even one to be lost.

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008, 07:27:39 PM »
 :hithere:

Welcome!

Is that you in your avatar?  Looks like a racing jacket...are you into racing?

NASCAR fan here  :Sparkletooth:

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 07:32:22 PM »
:hithere:

Welcome!

Is that you in your avatar?  Looks like a racing jacket...are you into racing?

NASCAR fan here  :Sparkletooth:

Aren't you a little young to drive?
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1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 07:52:45 PM »
:hithere:

Welcome!

Is that you in your avatar?  Looks like a racing jacket...are you into racing?

NASCAR fan here  :Sparkletooth:

Aren't you a little young to drive?
 :laughing7:

Ha!  A funny!   :LH:    To young to drive . . . that's so "CORNY" :Whistle:

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 08:27:20 PM »
Welcome Iceman and all new members Ive missed...

Ist Iceman Into Jets....thought I saw him in Top Gun... :icon_jokercolor:

ROLF! Thought I saw Happy Boy Just yesterday so I taped him




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Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 08:28:23 PM »
:hithere:

Welcome!

Is that you in your avatar?  Looks like a racing jacket...are you into racing?

NASCAR fan here  :Sparkletooth:

Aren't you a little young to drive?
 :laughing7:

Ha!  A funny!   :LH:    To young to drive . . . that's so "CORNY" :Whistle:

 :laugh: :goodone: :Urock:

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 08:45:25 PM »
Ist Iceman Into Jets....thought I saw him in Top Gun... :icon_jokercolor:

He's into comics http://images.google.nl/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&q=iceman&&sa=N&start=18&ndsp=18

BTW-1: Glad means slippery in Dutch. Slippery like ice.
BTW-2: BTW means VAT in Dutch.

Enough facts you never wanted to know and therefore didn't ask  :laughing7:
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2008, 01:41:31 AM »
:hithere:

Welcome!

Is that you in your avatar?  Looks like a racing jacket...are you into racing?

NASCAR fan here  :Sparkletooth:
Yes, I am very much into auto racing. However, the person in my avatar is Kimi Raikkonen, who was the 2007 Formula 1 champ. His nickname is Iceman, hence my moniker. I like Nascar and Indycar as well.

HappyBoy!

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 05:46:02 AM »
:hithere:

Welcome!

Is that you in your avatar?  Looks like a racing jacket...are you into racing?

NASCAR fan here  :Sparkletooth:
Yes, I am very much into auto racing. However, the person in my avatar is Kimi Raikkonen, who was the 2007 Formula 1 champ. His nickname is Iceman, hence my moniker. I like Nascar and Indycar as well.

Ahh very good.  I don't follow much outside of NASCAR for lack of time.  Good to have another race fan here.

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Re: Glad to be here
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 08:06:58 AM »
Welcome, Iceman,

Glad to have you here. Share your thoughts when you feel comfortable