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Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#1 Mar 31, 2013
What to expect from your Seventh-day Adventist neighbor, or, a few answers to frequently asked questions.

It's 9:00 Saturday morning and your neighbors have just come out of their front door dressed as though they're going to a symphony concert. But two of them are carrying Bibles! Chances are your neighbors are Seventh-day Adventists on their way to Sabbath morning worship services at their church. That means you're in for a very special relationship, a friendship marked by kindness, openness, and honesty--one that could well enrich your life.

You will find your Adventist friends committed to some very specific beliefs about God and about God's relationships with people. They will be genuinely concerned about the needs of others and interested in bettering your community. If you observe them at their workplace, within their families, and at their church, they will be busily involved in many activities.

Watch your neighbors closely, and you'll probably notice (at least) the following:

Their love for God supersedes everything else in their lives.

They worship on Saturday instead of Friday or Sunday.

No beer cans or wine bottles dot their trash.

They value their health.

They appear upbeat and friendly.

They work hard to make the community look great.

They want to hear what makes you and your family happy.

You will soon discover that your neighbors genuinely like you and accept you as you are. They share their friendship across the back fence, in the marketplace, and at the bus stop. You'll see smiles that come from a depth of peace--in the midst of chaos. That's right, "chaos." Your Adventist neighbors are just like you. They experience the same stresses and disasters that strike everyone else in the neighborhood. Yet you'll notice a difference in how they respond to the challenges. They have a deep inner peace that allows them to look the enemy in the eye and smile. They are looking far beyond today's troubles to the certainties of the future. Because they already know the outcome, they are comfortable with final victory!

Peace, strong inner contentment, is a personal trait of committed Seventh-day Adventists. Many Allied pilots saw that peace in the lives of the Adventist Fiji Islanders who rescued them from the jungles during World War II. Residents of Florida, Iran, the Philippines, Somalia, and thousands of other places have seen that peace. It showed up in the lives of Adventist aid workers who helped them "dig out and start over" after earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods and other disasters.

Your neighborhood will see this peace in the lives of your Adventist friends, even when the well runs dry, a tree falls on the house, or the car is stolen from the parking lot. No, this peace is not a cavalier, "Oh, whatever!" attitude. It is the intense peace that comes from knowing God and that whatever happens here in this world is as "nothing" when compared to the joys of living forever in heaven with God.

Sadness? Yes, that's an Adventist emotion, but they believe God's love comforts the sorrowing.

Pain? Yes, Adventists experience pain. Their healthy lifestyle does allow them to live longer than others--as studies done on Adventists in the United States have shown. But Adventists still break limbs, contract cancer, fall off their bikes, and lose loved ones. Yet pain, even at its worst, is always accompanied by the healing love of God.

Do you find some who experience anger? Yes. Even anger shows up in the lives of Adventists. Remember, they're normal people trying to live with God on a chaotic earth! But God is good enough to bring the calming power of His love into each angry situation. Even there the result is peace.
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#2 Mar 31, 2013
Praise, an intense eagerness to thank God for all He is doing in our lives, is another visible trait of Seventh-day Adventists. If you stop by your neighbors' home at breakfast time, you'll probably find someone praying and reading a thought for the day from a book or the Bible while the others eat their meal. Evenings often include a time of thankfulness to God for a good day, Bible reading, and prayer. Many Friday and Wednesday nights your neighbors will participate in Bible study classes, public lectures on religion, or special activities for youth and children at their church. Saturday morning the whole family will join other church members for Sabbath School and a corporate worship service. Don't be surprised if your neighbors invite you to join them at one or more of these activities.

Sabbath school is like Sunday school. It is a one-hour time praising God through music, prayers, mission stories, and small group Bible study. During the time there are separate classes for children grouped according to their ages and for adults with varied interests and understanding of the Bible. Music and fellowship are central to each Sabbath school program. You will find Sabbath school to be a "good time" with each other and with God.

The corporate worship service, or "church," is a more formal time of worship and praise. During this hour you will hear a practical, Bible-based sermon designed to help you see God more clearly and to provide you with strength to live as a Christian during the week. Church also includes worship music, public and personal prayers, and an opportunity to give tithe (10 percent of one's income) and thank offerings to God. During the prayer time, worship leaders will give you an opportunity to share your personal needs or requests so these can be included in the congregational prayer.
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#3 Mar 31, 2013
Purpose, a deep commitment to accomplishing specific goals, is also a personal trait of Seventh-day Adventists. We are not here just to get up, go to work, and come home. We have accepted the challenge of Christ and so function as ambassadors of the Creator. Our purpose is to represent God so clearly that you will find His love irresistible!

You'll see that purpose when your Adventist friend talks about his son who is going abroad as a student missionary to help build a church. You'll see it on the many evenings your neighbors go to church rather than stay home and watch TV. You'll see it in their visible commitment to healthful living, to protecting life, to caring for the earth, and to building friendships with their neighbors. Adventists are a purposeful group of people, busy following a lifelong mission. That mission comes from the words of Jesus Christ Himself. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19, 20 NIV).

Adventists believe that Jesus Christ is coming soon to take all of His followers home to an eternal heaven. Because Jesus has asked His followers to "go and teach," Adventists purposefully share the good news of Christ with everyone they can find--especially their neighbors!

Peace, praise, and purpose. All of these result in a unique power for living, an internal energy that comes from having yielded to Christ. You will see this as a power that flows from God through your Adventist neighbor to you. That is our greatest hope as Adventists.

We also hope that you will see in us the power, purpose, and peace that God offers to each human being. Even more, we hope you will find these to be so attractive that you will choose to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Won't you join us in this lifetime adventure called Christianity?
yoyo

Vista, CA

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Hobie wrote:
The corporate worship service, or "church," is a more formal time of worship and praise. During this hour you will hear a practical, Bible-based sermon designed to help you see God more clearly and to provide you with strength to live as a Christian during the week.
In your dreams.....many times it is a "You suck, try harder" chew out session to pew warmers with a arm twisting plea for outreach by a pastor who does not train anyone for outreach.

Fire them!!
Lay Worker

Myrtleford, Australia

#5 Mar 31, 2013
yoyo wrote:
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In your dreams.....many times it is a "You suck, try harder" chew out session to pew warmers with a arm twisting plea for outreach by a pastor who does not train anyone for outreach.
Fire them!!
Isaiah saw it coming

The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather [others] to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
All ye beasts of the field, come to devour,[yea], all ye beasts in the forest.

His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.


Yea,[they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Come ye,[say they], I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day,[and] much more abundant.
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Hobie wrote:
What to expect from your Seventh-day Adventist neighbor, or, a few answers to frequently asked questions.
It's 9:00 Saturday morning and your neighbors have just come out of their front door dressed as though they're going to a symphony concert. But two of them are carrying Bibles! Chances are your neighbors are Seventh-day Adventists on their way to Sabbath morning worship services at their church. That means you're in for a very special relationship, a friendship marked by kindness, openness, and honesty--one that could well enrich your life.
You will find your Adventist friends committed to some very specific beliefs about God and about God's relationships with people. They will be genuinely concerned about the needs of others and interested in bettering your community. If you observe them at their workplace, within their families, and at their church, they will be busily involved in many activities.
Watch your neighbors closely, and you'll probably notice (at least) the following:
Their love for God supersedes everything else in their lives.
They worship on Saturday instead of Friday or Sunday.
No beer cans or wine bottles dot their trash.
They value their health.
They appear upbeat and friendly.
They work hard to make the community look great.
They want to hear what makes you and your family happy.
You will soon discover that your neighbors genuinely like you and accept you as you are. They share their friendship across the back fence, in the marketplace, and at the bus stop. You'll see smiles that come from a depth of peace--in the midst of chaos. That's right, "chaos." Your Adventist neighbors are just like you. They experience the same stresses and disasters that strike everyone else in the neighborhood. Yet you'll notice a difference in how they respond to the challenges. They have a deep inner peace that allows them to look the enemy in the eye and smile. They are looking far beyond today's troubles to the certainties of the future. Because they already know the outcome, they are comfortable with final victory!
Peace, strong inner contentment, is a personal trait of committed Seventh-day Adventists. Many Allied pilots saw that peace in the lives of the Adventist Fiji Islanders who rescued them from the jungles during World War II. Residents of Florida, Iran, the Philippines, Somalia, and thousands of other places have seen that peace. It showed up in the lives of Adventist aid workers who helped them "dig out and start over" after earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods and other disasters.
Your neighborhood will see this peace in the lives of your Adventist friends, even when the well runs dry, a tree falls on the house, or the car is stolen from the parking lot. No, this peace is not a cavalier, "Oh, whatever!" attitude. It is the intense peace that comes from knowing God and that whatever happens here in this world is as "nothing" when compared to the joys of living forever in heaven with God.
Sadness? Yes, that's an Adventist emotion, but they believe God's love comforts the sorrowing.
Pain? Yes, Adventists experience pain. Their healthy lifestyle does allow them to live longer than others--as studies done on Adventists in the United States have shown. But Adventists still break limbs, contract cancer, fall off their bikes, and lose loved ones. Yet pain, even at its worst, is always accompanied by the healing love of God.
Do you find some who experience anger? Yes. Even anger shows up in the lives of Adventists. Remember, they're normal people trying to live with God on a chaotic earth! But God is good enough to bring the calming power of His love into each angry situation. Even there the result is peace.
AMEN and My neighbors know what we eat and some dont even believe in Christ but they still respect our religion.
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#7 Mar 31, 2013
Hobie wrote:
What to expect from your Seventh-day Adventist neighbor, or, a few answers to frequently asked questions.
It's 9:00 Saturday morning and your neighbors have just come out of their front door dressed as though they're going to a symphony concert. But two of them are carrying Bibles! Chances are your neighbors are Seventh-day Adventists on their way to Sabbath morning worship services at their church. That means you're in for a very special relationship, a friendship marked by kindness, openness, and honesty--one that could well enrich your life.
You will find your Adventist friends committed to some very specific beliefs about God and about God's relationships with people. They will be genuinely concerned about the needs of others and interested in bettering your community. If you observe them at their workplace, within their families, and at their church, they will be busily involved in many activities.
Watch your neighbors closely, and you'll probably notice (at least) the following:
Their love for God supersedes everything else in their lives.
They worship on Saturday instead of Friday or Sunday.
No beer cans or wine bottles dot their trash.
They value their health.
They appear upbeat and friendly.
They work hard to make the community look great.
They want to hear what makes you and your family happy.
You will soon discover that your neighbors genuinely like you and accept you as you are. They share their friendship across the back fence, in the marketplace, and at the bus stop. You'll see smiles that come from a depth of peace--in the midst of chaos. That's right, "chaos." Your Adventist neighbors are just like you. They experience the same stresses and disasters that strike everyone else in the neighborhood. Yet you'll notice a difference in how they respond to the challenges. They have a deep inner peace that allows them to look the enemy in the eye and smile. They are looking far beyond today's troubles to the certainties of the future. Because they already know the outcome, they are comfortable with final victory!
Peace, strong inner contentment, is a personal trait of committed Seventh-day Adventists. Many Allied pilots saw that peace in the lives of the Adventist Fiji Islanders who rescued them from the jungles during World War II. Residents of Florida, Iran, the Philippines, Somalia, and thousands of other places have seen that peace. It showed up in the lives of Adventist aid workers who helped them "dig out and start over" after earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods and other disasters.
Your neighborhood will see this peace in the lives of your Adventist friends, even when the well runs dry, a tree falls on the house, or the car is stolen from the parking lot. No, this peace is not a cavalier, "Oh, whatever!" attitude. It is the intense peace that comes from knowing God and that whatever happens here in this world is as "nothing" when compared to the joys of living forever in heaven with God.
Sadness? Yes, that's an Adventist emotion, but they believe God's love comforts the sorrowing.
Pain? Yes, Adventists experience pain. Their healthy lifestyle does allow them to live longer than others--as studies done on Adventists in the United States have shown. But Adventists still break limbs, contract cancer, fall off their bikes, and lose loved ones. Yet pain, even at its worst, is always accompanied by the healing love of God.
Do you find some who experience anger? Yes. Even anger shows up in the lives of Adventists. Remember, they're normal people trying to live with God on a chaotic earth! But God is good enough to bring the calming power of His love into each angry situation. Even there the result is peace.
AMEN!!
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#8 Mar 31, 2013
Hobie wrote:
Praise, an intense eagerness to thank God for all He is doing in our lives, is another visible trait of Seventh-day Adventists. If you stop by your neighbors' home at breakfast time, you'll probably find someone praying and reading a thought for the day from a book or the Bible while the others eat their meal. Evenings often include a time of thankfulness to God for a good day, Bible reading, and prayer. Many Friday and Wednesday nights your neighbors will participate in Bible study classes, public lectures on religion, or special activities for youth and children at their church. Saturday morning the whole family will join other church members for Sabbath School and a corporate worship service. Don't be surprised if your neighbors invite you to join them at one or more of these activities.
Sabbath school is like Sunday school. It is a one-hour time praising God through music, prayers, mission stories, and small group Bible study. During the time there are separate classes for children grouped according to their ages and for adults with varied interests and understanding of the Bible. Music and fellowship are central to each Sabbath school program. You will find Sabbath school to be a "good time" with each other and with God.
The corporate worship service, or "church," is a more formal time of worship and praise. During this hour you will hear a practical, Bible-based sermon designed to help you see God more clearly and to provide you with strength to live as a Christian during the week. Church also includes worship music, public and personal prayers, and an opportunity to give tithe (10 percent of one's income) and thank offerings to God. During the prayer time, worship leaders will give you an opportunity to share your personal needs or requests so these can be included in the congregational prayer.
AMEN!!
Lay Worker

Myrtleford, Australia

#9 Mar 31, 2013
What Frychiklikemanure doesnt explain to the neighbours is why SDA accept 1844 and FryChickenmanure doesnt.

Oh hypocrisy knows no bounds
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#10 Mar 31, 2013
Lay Worker wrote:
What Frychiklikemanure doesnt explain to the neighbours is why SDA accept 1844 and FryChickenmanure doesnt.
Oh hypocrisy knows no bounds
No Bible as usual try harder ROUND MOUTH.

1844 was a date set for Christ to return by those who did not know the Bible.

"No man knows the hour"
Lay Worker

Myrtleford, Australia

#11 Mar 31, 2013
birdman wrote:
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No Bible as usual try harder ROUND MOUTH.
1844 was a date set for Christ to return by those who did not know the Bible.
"No man knows the hour"
Incorrect -

1844 is a foundational belief of SDAs
yet Birdbonkers is an SDA elder.

Oh my - its quite easy to share deception in Laodicea!
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#12 Mar 31, 2013
Lay Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
Incorrect -
1844 is a foundational belief of SDAs
yet Birdbonkers is an SDA elder.
Oh my - its quite easy to share deception in Laodicea!
CORRECTION "1844 is a foundational belief of SDA Denomination"

Ignorance of Scripture from LW/RM is no excuse!!!
Pioneer

United States

#13 Mar 31, 2013
birdman wrote:
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AMEN and My neighbors know what we eat and some dont even believe in Christ but they still respect our religion.
They wouldn't, if they heard and saw the real Birdman the lying fake SDA Elder and SS teacher who writes profanity, wickedness, guile, evil, unrighteousness, dirty, nasty language that would NEVER EVER come out of the mouth of a Christian. chickenmanure has been exposed on this thread..."Birdman's Anarchy Against Heaven" and all over this forum, its never ending.

The WORD of God is AGAINST birdman.
DANNO

London, UK

#14 Apr 1, 2013
Pioneer wrote:
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They wouldn't, if they heard and saw the real Birdman the lying fake SDA Elder and SS teacher who writes profanity, wickedness, guile, evil, unrighteousness, dirty, nasty language that would NEVER EVER come out of the mouth of a Christian. chickenmanure has been exposed on this thread..."Birdman's Anarchy Against Heaven" and all over this forum, its never ending.
The WORD of God is AGAINST birdman.
You admitted that 1st John 5: 7 was NOT in your Bible. Can you tell us if Matt 17: 21 is in your bible?

Dan
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#15 Apr 1, 2013
Pioneer wrote:
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They wouldn't, if they heard and saw the real Birdman the lying fake SDA Elder and SS teacher who writes profanity, wickedness, guile, evil, unrighteousness, dirty, nasty language that would NEVER EVER come out of the mouth of a Christian. chickenmanure has been exposed on this thread..."Birdman's Anarchy Against Heaven" and all over this forum, its never ending.
The WORD of God is AGAINST birdman.
ANOTHER LIE FROM PIONEER, my neighbors know I don't LIE
Lay Worker

Myrtleford, Australia

#16 Apr 1, 2013
birdman wrote:
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CORRECTION "1844 is a foundational belief of SDA Denomination"
Ignorance of Scripture from LW/RM is no excuse!!!
Yet the ministerial association saw fit to give Chickenlikemanure the position of elder and it doesnt matter these days if the elders see it different in Laodicea.

Laodicea today is all about the lerv gospel and Chickenmanure is a specialist in this dogma.
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#17 Apr 1, 2013
Lay Worker wrote:
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Yet the ministerial association saw fit to give Chickenlikemanure the position of elder and it doesnt matter these days if the elders see it different in Laodicea.
Laodicea today is all about the lerv gospel and Chickenmanure is a specialist in this dogma.
SUCK SUCK
Rockroller

Yucaipa, CA

#18 Apr 1, 2013
birdman wrote:
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SUCK SUCK
What do you mean by using the words "suck"? R U referring to what a guy does to another guy for sex? If so, don't you think that word itself is NOT what a true Adventist would say or use?

By the way Birdy, how come you never answered Dennis' question on what it is that you must repent from if you believe in the words of Paul when he said that where there is no law, there is no violation of the law? Huh?

(For the most part, what Hobby wrote was nice)
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#19 Apr 3, 2013
Lets try to keep the conversation and posting as true Christians and show some love for your fellowman.
Robert Two

Cumberland Park, Australia

#20 Apr 3, 2013
Hobie wrote:
Lets try to keep the conversation and posting as true Christians and show some love for your fellowman.
EGW pointed out THE WORLD IS IN THE CHURCH.
Here is the key.
"The world CANNOT receive the spirit of TRUTH"
If people do not here real TRUTH then GOD has judged them in front of you.
Take great care .

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