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Author Topic:   Discussion With A Conservative Pastor: I CANT & Phat Only..for now
ICANT
Member (Idle past 69 days)
Posts: 6269
From: SSC
Joined: 03-12-2007


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Message 43 of 47 (847697)
01-25-2019 2:18 PM
Reply to: Message 40 by Phat
01-21-2019 6:07 PM


Re: An Invitation And Request For ICANT
Hi Phat,

Phat writes:

Where did you go? Im guessing that you are fasting from social media and getting back to your primary job of being a Pastor, which must involve a lot of prayer and sacrifice from your own free time.

I have been pretty busy lately.

I preach at least 3 messages a week and sometimes as many as 5. It usually takes 8 hours of study, prayer, and preparation for each message. I have homebound members that have to be visited on a regular basis besides visitors to the church. In 2018 we knocked on over 2400 doors. One week out of the year is sent at summer camp, 4 days at State meetings, 4 days at national meetings. A fifth Saturday meeting every fifth Saturday. A ladies meeting somewhere 1 Saturday out of the month. Plus all the other things that have to be done around the church. I have physical therapy for my knee which takes 2 hours 3 days a week. So I find that most the time I don't have anything to do between midnight and daylight. That is the reason most of my posts are during those hours. Right now I had a fall Wednesday on my bad knee so I am not doing much so I am posting.

Phat writes:

I have not yet written you off as a conman or willfully ignorant, as they have done.

I am no conman, I may come over as willfully ignorant sometimes by the way I word certain questions or approach a subject but everything I say or do has a purpose.

In school I maintained a A average through the first 12 years of school except the 7 grade. I attended school in Niagra Falls that year and they were on an accelerated program of study. The first day of class we were given a test and the second day we had assigned seats with those with close scores on the test being seated together. As we studied and started making A's the work got harder and the grades went down to C's. Making us study more to get the grades up to A's. But then the work got harder. At the end of the 7th grade I could read at 1500 words per minutes in our reading class. In math there was 3 of us doing 2nd year calculus at the end of the year.

Ten years after I graduated from high school I started college and maintained an A average even while taking Hebrew and Greek language study.

I have built roads, bridges multi story buildings and homes as well as churches. In building a home I can do anything from draw the blueprints and get them approved, clearing the lot with a bulldozer, and anything between that doing the finish touching up of the paint and cleaning up. That includes building the cabinets, doing all the
electrical, plumbing, block and cement work, framing, and drywall. Plus run my own business.

So I would not classify myself as an idiot.

Unless I have to accept assertions as evidence for how the universe began to exist and life began to exist as well as there is no absolute truth in order to be smart I guess I could be classified as a certified idiot.

But one thing I know for sure is that I am not a fool.

quote:
Psalm 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

I believe in God and I trust Him to do what He said He would do.

God Bless,


"John 5:39 (KJS) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."

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ICANT
Member (Idle past 69 days)
Posts: 6269
From: SSC
Joined: 03-12-2007


Message 46 of 47 (847769)
01-26-2019 12:56 PM
Reply to: Message 45 by Phat
01-26-2019 1:53 AM


Re: Daddys Opportunities
Hi Phat,

Phat writes:

What was the reason? Did you tell everyone the same thing?

We just got back from visitation and we knocked on 300 doors this morning.

The reason we do this is because Jesus told His disciples to go into the world and make disciples and then to teach them the all things he had taught them.

The only reason for a churches existence is to carry out this mission He gave to it. We use door hangers that has a picture of our church on the front with our address, phone number and a invitation for them to come and worship with us and giving the church schedule.

On the back is God's simple plan of salvation. I designed these and make them myself.

We do not push anything we simply visit as a neighbor.

Phat writes:

I remember my Daddy as having a loving giving heart, but also a man that had not fully learned to be honest with himself and open up.

My dad was one of the greatest people I ever knew. He never hurt anyone but he could have. He wa 6'1 weighed 245 lbs and wore size 33 britches and could lift the front end of a farmall super A tractor off the ground. He would help anybody and did. If you needed his shirt he would have taken it off and gave it to you. All of this before he was born again. I had been born again for 14 years before my dad was born again. But being good and being sincere does not satisfy God's requirement for entrance into heaven.

So we knock on doors and try to present an alternative for people to choose to believe God exists, loves them, and will save them. Rather than spend eternity with the devil.

Phat writes:

I won't feel guilty simply for not pushing Jesus onto them.

As I said we don't push or pressure people to be saved. I found out a long time ago if I convinced a person to be saved against their will that they were unconvinced still. Meaning they were still lost and probably never would get saved as they had a false belief.

One example of how I operate. My teenage brother in law whom I loved told me one day after I had witnessed to him on many occasion that he would get saved when he was ready. From that moment I never mention salvation to him again. I had done my job as he realized he needed to be saved. A few years later he was saved and went on to become a sunday school teacher and finally a deacon in the church.

We are to witness and set the example and then depend on God to finish the job.

God Bless,


"John 5:39 (KJS) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."

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