An Open Rebuke
 

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Joshua S
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June 24, 2019 1:36 pm  

Romans 8:28


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Christine
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June 25, 2019 12:56 am  

This situation has been sad to witness.

We cannot depend on anything or anyone else, except for God and His word.  We cannot control the behaviour of other people, only our own spiritual walk.

This has served as a reminder to me to ensure I remain in God's word and prayer.  I pray that we all stay close to the Lord.

 

Proverb 16:18 - Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

 

Matthew 26:41 - Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

 

Psalm 119:11 - Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.


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Alexander Brent Hartley
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June 25, 2019 3:11 am  

People can fake a testimony with enough knowledge. I'm from Missouri, show me. Pure "D" grade "A" born and bread Missouri mule, I've gotta see something. I have a relative that saw themselves in him as they were when they were LOST. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, Lord correct me. I don't believe I am. I don't know that I'm willing to take that chance. IF I'm wrong it would be a very good thing but if I'm not, then what? A goat in among the sheep? a wolf? Why turn to the enemies of Christ, unless they're of the same spirit? Remove all the excuses and you'll know the truth. Blessings to all.


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nickbosarge
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June 25, 2019 8:52 am  

It was really sad to hear all this, but it just goes to show that prophecy in scripture and all of God's word will forever ring true. Just as Paul stated, "perils of false brethren..." and since Amy is on his/their side along with Jeremy, it shows that her heart is in the same place. It's hard to truly know someone's truly saved unless you've witnessed their change in lifestyle, behavior... Christianity isn't something a person can fake forever. Just remember brethren, Jesus is a just judge and he will have final say in the end. That's why scripture clearly tells us to build on the right foundation. If your foundation is the Lord Jesus Christ, you will weather the storms ahead. The way Peter handled Pauls rebuke is the way we should all handle rebuke. It is an act of love. 


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Matt M
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June 25, 2019 10:07 am  
Posted by: nickbosarge

It was really sad to hear all this, but it just goes to show that prophecy in scripture and all of God's word will forever ring true. Just as Paul stated, "perils of false brethren..." and since Amy is on his/their side along with Jeremy, it shows that her heart is in the same place. It's hard to truly know someone's truly saved unless you've witnessed their change in lifestyle, behavior... Christianity isn't something a person can fake forever. Just remember brethren, Jesus is a just judge and he will have final say in the end. That's why scripture clearly tells us to build on the right foundation. If your foundation is the Lord Jesus Christ, you will weather the storms ahead. The way Peter handled Pauls rebuke is the way we should all handle rebuke. It is an act of love. 

Well said.  A verse that comes to mind is "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor 5.17  This verse is very conditional with "IF"

Every once in a while I get nervous and ask the Lord "Am I really saved?  Please save me if I'm not saved."  But the proof I need that the Lord saved myself is in my changed life and my attitude towards sin.  I'm not even close to being the same person I used to be.  I'm disgusted and feel shameful of my old life of video games, movies, TV, secular music, medical marijuana and various prescription pain pills.  A changed life is something that you just cannot fake.  When I was a false convert, I tried to clean up my life on my own strength and never got anywhere as I was self righteous and prideful.  Once I got down on my knees and begged the Lord to forgive me, a rotten sinner that deserves hell, the holy Spirit came in and helped me clean up my life.  I've been praying quite often for Jeremy over the last 3-4 months as I've always known he was very worldly and the pride was so evident.  I know we all struggle with the flesh and its an ongoing battle, but what I saw with Jeremy is that he would twist scriptures to justify his sins.  I pray that he will humble himself and repent.  Its something that every Bible believing christian must do.  We all make mistakes, we all get deceived but the Spirit of Truth will reveal truth if we ask the Lord for help.


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Steve
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June 27, 2019 8:35 am  

“If he didn't have a job, her son (his stepson) couldn't come to be with them for the summer. He did that exact same thing to her last summer. He didn't have a job, so they couldn't have him there, so this was all just a repeat essentially.“

Hmm. Having married into an instant family, this jumped out at me. What are the issues here?

Speaking from experience, being a stepfather is a no-win situation. And, being honest, I would not repeat it. Step children and their adult antics have done irreparable harm to our marriage. I found out where I REALLY stand. 

So, I’d like to hear his take on this little glossed over statement before making any judgement. 

Yes. I saw the video. Get a job. People who can’t keep their own house in order have no business in full time paid ministry. The case for rebuke looks clear.

That said, I would like to have a discussion about blended families some day (in a phone booth with all the people who think they are a great idea). Why? This stuff that goes on behind closed doors has effects in all facets of a person’s life. Trying to protect our own biological children from the lifestyles of the older stepchildren, I was threatened with arrest. It would have ended my career. No worries. The lying feminists have a solution for that. I would just become an ATM remotely. That is, live out of my car to support my children, while the satanic influences remain in the house with my children.

No. That didn’t ultimately happen. I found a different way to evict the cancer. But, how can I ever trust someone (my wife) again who threatened to do me dirty? So this is the marriage I am stuck in, at least until my youngest is grown. 

He spends too much time playing video games. I have spent excessive time on my motorcycle because I did not want to come home.  Yes. Your rebuke is valid. But, I would be curious to know if there is something else going on. I’m living with a form of this now. And most of us suffer in silence. 

I could be way off. If I am, I am sorry. Just trying to shed light on something that most people just gloss over.

 

 

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Timothy
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June 28, 2019 11:57 am  

Hi Steve,

 

The point is that Amy and Jeremy were trying to get custody of Amys son. They couldnt so theres joint custody and Trent couldnt come up to spend the summer with them last summer and it was about to happen again this summer because he couldnt keep a job. Amy asked me to speak to him and encourage him to keep his job because Amy wanted to see her son.


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Steve
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June 28, 2019 6:42 pm  

Understood. 

I am sorry. Their situation and mine are different. 


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