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Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

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Jesus Paid It All and the Payment Was Permanent Part One

My Wednesday guest post over at The Recovering Legalist
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Blessings and enjoy

The Recovering Legalist

A guest post byWally Fry

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The question is often asked: Can a person, once saved, ever lose their salvation? The short answer is: NO. The Bible clearly and unequivocally teaches that a person who was truly saved and converted can is eternally secure in that salvation and will never lose it. This is referred to as the Eternal Security of the Believer, Perseverance of the Saints or “Once saved always saved.”

We are going to discuss a lot of material here, so this will be a longish post. We will look at the key passages that support this doctrine; we will look at how Security of the Believer flows naturally from other things we know about Salvation; we will look at at some arguments made against the doctrine and finally we will look at why proper understanding of our security in Jesus Christ matters so much.

First, let’s look…

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A New Direction

Hello dear readers! Well, again, I have gotten super busy, and haven’t posted a lot the last few days. I have, however, managed to stay caught up on my reading. I just wanted to drop a quick note and ask for some prayers and thoughts on a new endeavor my wife and I are embarking on.

A new assisted living facility has opened in our town, and she more or less volunteered her services to go down a couple of evenings a week and play some Gospel music and hymns for any residents who might want to come sing along. I thought that was a fine idea, and said I would pray about it. Well, seems I have been volunteered as well, because she said if SHE was playing, she sort of needed somebody to help lead the singing. Soooooooooo…off we go! Then, the lady who runs the place mentioned that maybe some Bible Study or a devotional might be in order. Sooooooooo..off we go!

We have been a bit busy, as my lovely wife worked really hard pulling almost an entire song book together from a bunch of other song books; I know how to punch holes and collates stuff pretty well, so we got that done.

Just two notes here.

One.I am blessed to be married to  a woman who saw a ministry opportunity and took it, and took me along on the trip.

Two. Hopefully I won’t get in trouble for indoctrinating them too young over this one. LOL.

I hope we will be in your thoughts and prayers, and thank in advance.

A Morning Thought

The first time Jesus came for a crucifixion; the second time He will come for a Coronation

The first time Jesus came to be put on a tree; the second time He will come to be put on a Throne

The first time Jesus came, He stood before Pontius Pilate; the second time Pontius Pilate, and everyone else, will stand before Him.

From the Adrian Rogers sermon, “Standing on the Edge of Eternity.”

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Morning Service

Now that I have internet that will actually upload video, I can get back in business recording our services at church and posting them. The next two weeks will be reruns of older stuff while we get this started. Blessings and enjoy!

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Just a Thought

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When folks get on fire for The Lord, do we fan the flames or toss water on them?

The Wizard of Oz

Last night, we did something we like to do fairly often, which is catch a show at Murray’s Dinner Playhouse. Murray’s is a Dinner Theater, for those of you who have heard of such a thing.

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For a quite reasonable price(cheaper than movie tickets and snacks), one gets a nice, real food supper and a live stage show.

Murray’s has been in business for 50 years this year, making it one of the 10 oldest Dinner Theaters in the country. It started as the Wild West Dinner Theater in 1967 and renamed and continued on in 1977.

My own personal history with Murray’s goes back all the way to 1977, as that was the first official job I ever had. My mom waited tables there, so it was quite natural for me to go to work there when I could legally work at 15 with a work permit. She would get me at school, and off we would go to work. Actually, she dropped me off at work, as wait staff came in later than kitchen staff. Go figure, right? 15 years old and I worked more hours in a week than my mother. All us boys would help finish up the buffet line prep, set up the buffet, maintain the buffet, bus tables, then break down the buffet. Then we would load up piles of plates for our personal dining enjoyment, head to the sound proof dish room, and frantically wash the PILES of dirty dishes while the play went on. At intermission, we would dash out, get any dishes not yet bussed, return to our cave, and frantically finish. It was really hard work to be honest. We had a LOT of fun back there, though. It was a soundproof room….we could do anything we wanted, because nobody was going to ever open the door while the show was going on.

Last nights show was The Wizard of Oz. Wow. Just a great, great show. I have never actually read the book, so I can’t speak to that much; I can say it was overall very true to the movie I have watched for years and years, with some nice additions. It’s truly amazing how they managed to capture the grandness of the movie on a stage barely 25 feet square.

A good time was had by all, for sure.

 

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