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certaintyseeker

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New here: Still digging for diamonds
« on: December 21, 2011, 02:56:42 PM »

I thought I'd say hello. I came across Ray's site a few months ago and have been devouring it since. Very interesting stuff. There are answers here to questions I have asked all my life. I'm still a little lost on some things but I'm getting there. Would be good to get to know some people here who can help encourage me as I am daily bombarded with "Christian" family and friends who tell me that asking the sort of questions I ask will land me in the very place (hell) I am losing belief in.

Good to be here.

- DJ
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mharrell08

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 02:57:25 PM »

Welcome to the forum DJ
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certaintyseeker

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 03:23:39 PM »

Thank you for the amazingly prompt welcome. :)  There is much here for me to still read and it will take some time yet to get through it all and then re-read but I do look forward to the rest of the journey. I have already been able to make logical sense of so much that (perhaps strangely) I already on a spiritual level believed only could never articulate why with any concrete scriptural backup. Reading through so far I am bursting with a few elaborative questions but am conscious that these may be answered with further reading and do not want to waste any forum member's time as of yet. I do however look forward to potentially discussing much of the material with those here and learning from you all. 

- DJ
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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 04:02:06 PM »

Welcome to the forum and you have certainly found a home.  If you have not discovered them yet Ray's audio teachings are here: http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,13.0.html   Just take it one step at a time.  It took us many years to learn all the false teachings that we have and unlearning them doesn't come in an instant.  Precept upon precept, line upon line it takes time and God has a perfect timetable for your development.
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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 04:45:05 PM »

Welcome!!! I don't usually welcome people because I'm lazy so I let all the ol' timers make up for my laziness! Don't take it personally, infact.. you're the first person i've welcomed in a long time now! You should feel speciallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll xD

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1 Cor 1:10 "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

gmik

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 11:55:31 PM »

 ;D ;D Funny Alex!!!

Welcome DJ ( you are not married to a Cathy are you?????)  Trust me---you are at a safe haven....Ray speaks the truth w/ a kabillion scripture references 

For the first few months I checked everything he said w/ several versions of the bible- slow going I can tell you --but rewarding in that what my heart had been telling me in all those years was truth....

God loves us and we will ALL be w/ him forever someday.

You are in good company here.  Jump in and fellowship w/ us!
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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 08:26:00 AM »

Hey DJ,
Welcome to the forum.
Glad to hae you here.

Blessings,
Suzie
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Gina

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011, 09:40:40 AM »

Hi, DJ.

It's nice to meet you.  I like your screen name! 
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certaintyseeker

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 01:57:14 PM »

Well I've officially never been welcomed to a forum by so many people in my life. :) Feeling very at home already and believe me that's not something I feel very often. Like coming in from a storm outside. Thank you. And nope, never been married gmik.
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Duane

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 08:48:43 PM »

Certaintyseeker, you are certainly seeking in the right spot!  You will find many gems to digest,, almost too many, too fast!  But you will enjoy the feast and encouragement you will get here.  You will need it BECAUSE the more you learn the FARTHER AWAY from basic fundmentalism you will get and the further you get --your  "friends" will drop you one at a time until you will be glad for the support you get here from us B-T'ers.  After you have studied the principles for quite a while and have your feet firm in what you believe, you cn check out "friends of Ray" on facebook--there are about 160 of us and it is to know each other better and lighter chatter than on the forum.  But be sure to ask your questions on THE FORUM as the moderators and participants will help you over the humps.
WELCOME!!  Duane
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Kat

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 11:05:00 PM »


Hi DJ,

I'm glad you have joined us  :)

Yes it is so nice to have a place like this where we can come together with like minded people to share what we are learning. Come here when you have questions and I'm sure you will get some help and encouragement. Questions help us put together what we have learned in a response which is good for us, so it is good all the way around for us to have these discussions.

Here are links to the different boards that you can look into when you so desire.

Check out the forum rules, it will help you understand how this forum is moderated.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,3.0.html
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,4558.0.html
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,3614.0.html

General discussion board, this is to ask questions and discuss what is presented at the Bible-truths.com site.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,3.0.html

Child board for General discussion board - FAQ
(most frequently asked questions)
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,23.0.html

Forum Indexes & Info.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,14.0.html

Ray's Videos
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,8227.0.html

Ray's Audios 
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,2641.0.html

Ray's 2008 Audios
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,8256.0.html

Transcripts of Audios
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,12.0.html

Off Topic board, this is to discuss things that do not directly relate to BT, you will find a good bit of humor here.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,4.0.html

child board on Off Topic board
Inspirationals, Writings, Poems, Etc.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,15.0.html

Testimonies / Prayer Requests / Fellowship board, this is mostly for personal posts.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,5.0.html

Child boards (only available to members) on Testimonies board
Who Am I? (members pics and other stuff)
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,16.0.html

Members Recipes, for sharing recipes and food tips
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,22.0.html

mercy, peace and love
Kat
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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 01:38:25 AM »

Hi DJ,

Welcome to our forum family. :)

René 

 

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certaintyseeker

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2011, 01:21:35 PM »

Thank you Kat for all of the links. :) I definitely have much to go on with and I'm sure it will take some time to go through but I very much look forward to the experience. It was very encouraging to also receive a detailed e-mail back from Mr. Smith himself this morning answering in more then satisfactory detail some nagging questions and helping me see some specific scriptures with new eyes in ways I have never looked at them before.

Duane, good to meet you. Don't worry I am no stranger to losing friends and becoming isolated from family due to my constant questioning of unsound scriptural teachings. I have never been interested in any less then the pure, unadulterated truth of God's word and unfortunately by nature this seems to put one at odds with mainstream Christianity. At a time where I have never felt more alone I don't think it's any accident I wound up here.
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gmik

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Re: New here: Still digging for diamonds
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2011, 01:31:54 PM »


Duane, good to meet you. Don't worry I am no stranger to losing friends and becoming isolated from family due to my constant questioning of unsound scriptural teachings. I have never been interested in any less then the pure, unadulterated truth of God's word and unfortunately by nature this seems to put one at odds with mainstream Christianity. At a time where I have never felt more alone I don't think it's any accident I wound up here.


boy this sure is the theme for so many of us...constant questioning and desiring to know His word...and losing some friends and family... :'(

No, it is no accident ANY of us wound up here!!! ;) :D
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