Magen_Avot

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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from Vort in What makes you stay?   
    I stay,... because it is true. From real... profound... answers... to prayer. From experiences that are personal and undeniable.
    Consider repelling. The first time you throw yourself over the edge backwards is a remarkable experience where you have worked to overcome the paradigms of your mind and "trust" what you've been instructed. It's not something most of us just do, we have a struggle. The instructions are in the scriptures and the words of our Prophet. The 'edge' to overcome is in our minds. What we learn from the experience transcends mortal understanding. You can share it with others, but the experience is lost until 'they' do it for themselves.
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from DennisTate in What does "A Personal Relationship with Christ" mean to you?   
    I have been contemplating the question of "what is a Christian" for awhile and have had some meaningful discussions with my now missionary daughter. She has had many such conversations with others as well. It has been interesting but I have found that there is no well articulated meaning. It changes to make one's point. I did a search on this subject in the forums here and found PrisonChaplain had just posted "What do Christians Believe?" and it was an interesting read and I was led further afield.
    I read on the web a statement by Matt Slick who said this, "Christianity isn't about rules and regulations to follow. It is about a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ." This statement has stayed in my mind because it has been an anchoring point in the last year for me. The thing is, the more I think about it the more I ask, what do you mean when you say "a personal relationship with Christ?" I have not found any past op that has touched this subject so I'm asking for your thoughts. Definitions, experiences or what have you...
    I chose general beliefs because I'm not directing it to LDS specifically.
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from Sunday21 in Does Satan Have any Influence in a Temple?   
    Most of us long timers (in the church not this forum) have heard much about non-doctrine and even believed them for decades. Like you said though, it's not to be found because it's not doctrine. Just an opinion.
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from Vort in What your avatar says about yourself   
    Mine says I'm lost in space, and inherently a bafoon.
    Oh,... and I wore a shirt 'exactly' like this in my elementary schoold daze.

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    Magen_Avot reacted to pam in In my absences from the forum   
    I'll make sure I don't take that trip.  I don't want any curses.
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from Edspringer in And now, infinite regression has me up till 2 in the morning...   
    Alright then,... "deal with it!"
    Seriously though, I've been to Avraham Gileadi's website and have since purchased two books: Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven and Apocalyptic Commentary of the Book of Isaiah. I think you'd be interested in what he's presenting, at least food for theory. I just wanted to know more about Isaiah when I saw it referred to.
    Isaiah Prophecy - Home
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    Magen_Avot reacted to bytor2112 in Concealed Carry   
    As mentioned I am fairly new to carrying. I have mostly kept a firearm in my car because I travel a good bit. But, I have spent quite a bit of time recently training and must say, that without proper training and consistent practice, I would not feel comfortable carrying a loaded hand gun. I suspect most people do the same if they carry on a regular basis, though there are surely some knuckleheads out there that carry without giving much thought. 
     
    It has been my experience that most avid shooters are among the most safety conscience folks around and spend a great deal of time training. So much so, that when you view videos of people reviewing various firearms they almost without fail begin by a thorough safety check of the gun and if not they are usually dressed down very strongly by the viewers.
     
    I can see why Bini might feel uncomfortable. I think everyone should take an NRA pistol class whether they want to CC or own a pistol or not so that they can appreciate the great deal of effort that is put into safety and training and hopefully have a greater understanding of why people carry and are "pro second amendment".
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from bytor2112 in Concealed Carry   
    When I carry it's a full size Sig P227 in .45 ACP with alien gear holster IWB and loose fit shirts. I love Sig... had a 226 12 years ago and miss it still.
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    Magen_Avot reacted to pam in To Latter Days Guy   
    Okay group hug.
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    Magen_Avot reacted to Vort in Happy Pancake Day!   
    Two great tastes that taste great together!
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from John Prather in Is it a spiritual gift to feel that God loves you?   
    Sorry for my tardiness...
     
    I will be 55 this summer next. I went my whole life just believing Father loved me, I mean, I read the scriptures, sang the songs but it was not more than that.
     
    Two and a half years ago I experienced His love. Not a "hey I love you". It was His love that filled me. It FILLED me. It is impossible to describe and it changed my life. The thing is,... I don't believe anyone can just feel it,... rather it must be experienced,... or KNOWN... not without also "knowing" His love fore everyone,... just EVERYONE. I thought about it for a long time and I think of the first Matrix movie when Neo stepped out into the hall and saw everything in ones and zeros. I saw Gods love in the fabric of the all creation,... in me,... in everyone and everything. Especially in the scriptures. It is an experiential knowledge and deeply personal. Profound.
     
    Is it a gift? Oh yes. But so much more. It has been the single most precious treasure of my life, what must have been less than a second... It must be experienced,... no words can convey it. Lehi and Nephi spoke of tasting the 'fruit' which is the "love of God" and I know what Lehi was trying to say. Mortality is such an inadequate  vessel for the greatest gift "charity".
     
    John Prather... I know the Father and the sons love for you. That sounds so preposterous, but it is so real. More real than this dream we call life. I don't know why He gave it to me, I just don't know. Some are blessed with this, and others with that. Your experiences have been planned just for you though. Sometimes,... well, a lot of times we humans are very messy so there's that, but I don't believe He will keep the knowledge of His love from us, so why not start talking to Him about it,... and be patient,... listen and did I mention be patient?
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from mordorbund in Church makes statement regarding upcoming TLC show   
    Hmmm,... so am I reading that marriage is a treatment method for male/female attraction?
     

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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from mordorbund in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    LOL!
     
    Yeah, you may look like a girl but but behind those beautiful brown eyes lurks your real alter ego, should things reach that point: 
     
     

     
    ((( )))
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from mordorbund in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    LOL!
     
    Yeah, you may look like a girl but but behind those beautiful brown eyes lurks your real alter ego, should things reach that point: 
     
     

     
    ((( )))
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    Magen_Avot reacted to Vort in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    Well, there's a blast from the past.
     
    (Get it? "Blast"? I made a funny!)
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from mordorbund in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    LOL!
     
    Yeah, you may look like a girl but but behind those beautiful brown eyes lurks your real alter ego, should things reach that point: 
     
     

     
    ((( )))
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from mordorbund in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    LOL!
     
    Yeah, you may look like a girl but but behind those beautiful brown eyes lurks your real alter ego, should things reach that point: 
     
     

     
    ((( )))
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    Magen_Avot reacted to Vort in Is Vort Clark Kent?   
    My real picture:
     

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    Magen_Avot reacted to jerome1232 in So, I'll be posting less often, now.   
    So... Who likes waffles?
    I love Belgian waffles, with peanut butter spread on top and maple syrup.
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from bytor2112 in Gun opinions   
    I have a Sig Sauer P227. Love the .45 ACP. I also have my CCW, but alas, no carry in the Middle East, but that will be changing in a couple of months. I haven't carried yet though. I've never needed to (yet) and now I worry that I actually might find myself in the wrong situation. I won't let my wife know when I do though,... she will, no doubt, give that 'give away' look and then I'm toast.
     
    Once home I will spend that nest egg from my allowance I've been saving to purchase a Ruger Mini-30 using the AK round and a Ruger 10/22 if funds hold out.
     
    I'm trying to get my wife to spring for that Mossberg 500 I've been wanting as well,... when I got the Sig she seemed to think I didn't need the shotgun anymore. What?...
     
    I do plan on making a few stair handrail and rebar spears, a pvc 80lb bow, a pvc 100lb crossbow and an atlatl. Other items may include rebar bungy sticks and if I can just figure out how to get my pressure washer to spray gas....
     
    Do call ahead before you come over after WROL comes nocking.
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    Magen_Avot got a reaction from Bini in How do I remove my name as a member?   
    Bini~
     
    Thank you for your post, and I hope that once things calm back down you'll be posting again. LOL, not like I post a lot, but your absence would make a big difference.
     
    Journey with Christ.
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    Magen_Avot reacted to bytor2112 in Gun opinions   
    My Sig Saur...https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=555871377757627&l=05da2d49fd
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    Magen_Avot reacted to pam in Testimonies   
    Oh sure.  Just spring right off of me.  
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    Magen_Avot reacted to mirkwood in Beware Of This Scam   
    Awww...crap...
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    Magen_Avot reacted to bytor2112 in Where is everyone?   
    I left for a while because I felt like my internet persona was becoming more and more contentious and cynical and it was carrying over into my real life. 
     
    I think these forums can shape us both good and bad and sometimes we don't see it. Just felt like a break to regroup was necessary....
     
    I try to avoid current events that center on politics....now and try harder to express a more Christ like attitude in my posts and be less judgmental.