belief, christian quotes, conviction, repentance, salvation
March 29, 2016 at 12:19
Hi Wally, hope you are having a great week. God bless.
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March 29, 2016 at 12:49
Well the weather is great. Daylight savings time, so now the days are long. It’s our chance to get lots of work done during spring and summer. Working 7 days this week and 6 next and we go until it’s dark much of the time. How is yours? And you be extra blessed.
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March 29, 2016 at 15:14
We’re having dirt blizzards with ten foot drifts of tumble weeds…spring in NM is a mixed bag. I’m working away at trying to put me and my life in a manageable context. I feel pretty good as long as I stay warm enough. I want out and have pushed it too hard a couple of times. I’m doing pretty well though. I am very blessed. Thank you.
March 29, 2016 at 20:49
Just for you friend
March 29, 2016 at 21:06
LOL! My dad played guitar and sang in country bands when I was a kid. They used to play this one. Lots of memories. The Russian Thistle was introduced to NM in the 1800’s and is a direct result of the cowboys. What a legacy! Thanks Wally.
March 30, 2016 at 04:17
March 30, 2016 at 04:22
I remember them well from my time in El Paso, yep
And glad you enjoyed the song.
March 29, 2016 at 16:26
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.
March 29, 2016 at 19:42
Thanks Brother Vicent!
March 29, 2016 at 20:15
You’re very welcome Brother Wally!
March 29, 2016 at 16:52
Hi Wally…I’ll just add that we must hear, believe, repent, confess, and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins in order to be saved. If we love Him who loved us first, we will want to do these things.
March 29, 2016 at 17:13
As always, thanks for the comment, as your input is always valued.
I would agree confession and repentance play a critical part of this in ways we don’t really fully understand. However
You and I are going to diverge on the Baptism issue. Baptism is absolutely a critical act of obedience. In fact, in many cases it is our first act of obedience. I would even go so far as to say I would consider as questionable a person who professed salvation and then was not jumping through hoops to be Baptized.
However, Baptism plays no role in the salvation process, and I don’t teach Baptismal regeneration. It is a pictorial ordinance only.
I would prefer not to debate the issue frankly. Simply put, a person does not have to be Baptized in order to be saved.
As I said, I would rather not have a protracted debate on the issue. I may write on it, and you can also. Then, readers can draw the conclusion they feel is Biblically supported.
Thanks, though, as always, for your kind words and encouragement
March 29, 2016 at 18:16
I’m always impressed with how you disagree in love.
March 29, 2016 at 19:13
Thanks Dawn. Honestly, civil disagreement is an issue for me and proof of the power of the Holy Spirit. Bank on it, if I just open mouth and speak, I likely will alienate a friend. A little prayer works every time though.
March 30, 2016 at 12:31
Wally, thank you for your opinion on baptism. However, I think you know from previous replies that we disagree strongly on the topic of baptism and its direct tie to salvation. I respect your kindhearted way of pointing out our disagreement on this, and thank you for your thoughts…
Enjoy your day!
March 29, 2016 at 18:12
I like the Amplified definition of “believe” — to cling to, adhere to, rely on.
March 29, 2016 at 19:05
Ah, yes. There is much rolled into that simple word. It is far more than simple mental assent or belief about the facts of Jesus. The Amplified Bible is actually one I have not gotten around to getting yet. Now that I have you I don’t have to. Great point for sure, and thanks much for it.
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