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1  Welcome / About You! / Re: About me & My best friend on: September 02, 2009, 02:26:59 PM
Hi Tom.
Greetings to you & your wife from my self, in beautiful  & sunny South Africa we are now just going into summer(yippee) I dislike winter, and yes the other South African Christians are correct in saying this is a beautiful country Irrespective of what the media portrays(you know they allways focus on the negative.
My Senior Pastor is Ray McCauley maybe you've heard of him,but because he has one of the fastest growing churches in South Africa (and the media again only focused on the 100 MIL the church brought in, but they never mention how much goes out, soup kitchens, feeding 100 000 people a month, unwed mothers safe haven H.O.C. (Hands Of Compassion)where they school and feed many, but still the media focuses on the negative
Anyway Tom enough negative news next month Joel & Victoria Osteen are coming here maybe you could hitch a ride with them.

Tom you right I'm still very Rich because I'm still alive.
Tom I'd like to share something with you.
As you have read I'm 52, when I turned 50 I prayed & thanked God I had made50(exist) without God you just exist, and in my pray I said the next 50(living) I want to live (not exist) with You.

Yours in Christ.
2  Welcome / About You! / About me & My best friend on: September 01, 2009, 02:38:26 PM
Where do I start.
Well in the song words of Jesus Freak by DC talk I've adopted these  words " My best friend was born in a Manger".
To those that have read my testimony will understand why I'm very different from the norm I've been shot at, stabbed,put down a manhole, hit on the head with a hammer, but no matter how hard the devil and those that do his evil work tried I'm still alive today " this is why in my testimony I say all you need is faith, but getting back to me I had tried alcohol,drugs, and much more, and I'm not being arrogant Just that I know that as a christian  I stand by my values : Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. , and because I know where I stand in Gods kingdom I have very little time for the uninformed, but lots of love towards them, some might say I'm not practising patience,although I have been told I'm a very patient person,when Jesus died and rose again, Some Christians think he did it only for the Christian,but no He did it for mankind, and that includes Moslems, Hindus,Buduhists, I mention this because these people will never read our bible butr they are watching the Christians unfortunately some Christians act so bad these people cannot see the difference those in the world and Christians.
I am 52 years old now, and I really believe this the younger generation are going to take Chgristianity to another level our genenration could not do , I mention this because here in South Africa @ our church titheing is not an issue anymore the younger ones already know that we are only stewards of Gods blessing towards us so its no issue for them to impart the 10%.

One of your questions is a goal for myself.
personally I have been rich now I'm poor and you know what I've learnt to be content in both cases.
e.g I had 5 properties and 4 vehicles and my own business, now I rent a pad don't have wheels & work for a boss, but all my needs are met : Php 4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. , but in all this although the hammer blow has left me disabled I know Gods not finished & when thats finished then this scripture will be fulfillted in my life : Joel 2:25  And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. , but THE MAIN GOAL is not JOs goal its Gods goal To get the whole world saved

JO Smiley
3  Fellowship / You name it!! / To all Christians globally."please read this" on: August 31, 2009, 04:22:56 PM
A few days ago I received an e-mail from Christian friends in 'South Africa' concerning a disturbing site on Facebook called "* Jesus Christ this e-mail then was running a petition and when it had gathered enough signatures to present this to the owners of Facebook to remove this site which in its defense has said 'Freedom of speech', but as Christians if we unite and this is why I'm writing here, if we unite as one "love" conquers all then I believe these misled individuals cannot hide behind 'Freedom of Speech', my first reaction was one of anger, but I'm no more on milk but solid food concerning Gods word, as other religions have taken the aggressive route we as Christians know 'LOVE' conquers all.

P.S. Here I'm asking the Christianunite.com developers to help set up a petition along similar lines, and once all signatures "around the world", have been collected then it can be presented to 'Facebook'

4  Fellowship / Testimonies / Have Faith and believe in Gods word on: August 30, 2009, 05:52:29 AM


Just Over  Eigteen Years Ago When I Was 34 Years Old, I Had Everything Going For Me (Three Cars A House), Or So I Thought.  But I Was Very Far From God.  I Thought I Was So Cool When I Drank So Much, But I Was Actually An Alcoholic And It Took Me Some Time To Realise That I Had A Problem.  I Was Still Trying To Come To Terms With This When Something Happened Which Changed My Entire Life And That Of My Family And All Those Around Me.

On The 5th August 1991, I Was In A Pub, Which Belonged To One Of My Friends, When I Was Asked By A Young Man For A Lift (He Had Very Short Hair Army Style Boy Was I Wrong, He Had Just Come Out Of Jail), Thinking Nothing Of This, I Agreed.  That Was The Last Thing That I Remembered For The Next Fifteen Days.  It Turned Out That What This Man Wanted To Do Was To Rob Me Of My Money And Motor Vehicle, So He Attacked Me With A Hammer With Severe Blows To The Head Which Has Caused A Major Head Injury.  I Was Hit Between Six And Eight Times On The Head With A Two Pound Hammer And Immediately Went Into A Coma, I Was Also Stabbed In The Stomach.  This Man Then Took Me To The Middle Of A Field Where He Tried To Put My Body Down A Manhole (Drain), However, The First Of A Chain Of Miracles Happened.  The Saps  (South African Police) Who Were Investigating A Burglary at One Of The Houses Surrounding The Field, When They Came Round Into The Field With Their Lights Off To Try To Catch The Burglars, They Heard My Car  Engine And Switched On Their Lights  And Saw What Was Going On.  They Tried To Catch The Man But He Was Too Quick For Them And Got Away.  I Was Taken To A Provincial Hospital In The Area, Where They At First Decided That Due To The Extent Of My Injuries They Would Just Do What They Could For Me And Then Leave Me To Die.  However, On Second Thoughtsí I believe That This Was Godís Intervention. They Decided To Have Me Airlifted To The Trauma Unit, For Serious Head Injuries, At A Large Johannesburg Provincial Hospital  The Prognosis Was Very Bad And They Did Not Think I Would Live.  For Two Weeks My Life Hung In The Balance And Twice In That Time I Almost Died, But For The Prayers Of My X, Family And Friends.  The Last Time That I Stopped Breathing Was On 13th August 1991 And I Had To Have An Emergency Tracheotomy Done And Eventually My X Was Led By God To Have Me Transferred To A Private Clinic.  At This Stage The Neurosurgeon Told My X That He Had Grave Doubts As To Whether I Would Live And Tried To Prepare Her For The Worst, Still My X Insisted That I Be Transferred.  Within Two Hours Of Being Transferred To The Private Clinic, I Was In The Operating Theatre.  After A Seven Hour Brain Operation I Emerged Still In A Coma But With Part Of My Skull Removed As It Was Found That Not Only Did I Have A Major Head Injury But As A Complication I Had Developed Septicemia On The Brain But Which Had Spread To My Lungs.  At This Time The Neuro Surgeon Advised My X To Prepare For The Worst And Predicted That I Had Less Than A 10% Chance Of Living.  However My X Being A Woman Of Faith Never Doubted God, That I Would Live And Be Healed.  She Continued To Come And Talk To Me And Pray For Me.  Around The 20th August 1991 I Gained Consciousnessí And Remembered Everyone In My Family A
Although I Could Not Talk.  After That I Just Got Stronger And Stronger And On 03rd September 1991 I Had My Second Brain Operation Where They Inserted A Plastic Plate Into My Skull.  After Two More Months I Was Sent To A Hospital Which Specialised In Rehabilitation And After A Further Two Months Of Intensive Therapy Was Told That I Would Never Walk Again (The Doctor Who Told Me This Was Wrong, Because I Said To Him Where 'Medical Science' Stops Thatís When God Takes Over) As I Had Recovered As Far As I Ever Would, At This Stage I Could Not Even Feed Myself And Had To Be Fed And Bathed Like A Baby.  When I Was Discharged, Two Good Friends Of Mine Who Had Been To The Hospital Regularly To Pray For Me, Invited Me To A Service At Their Church As They Had Prayer For Healing Every Sunday.

I Was Not A Godly Man, In Fact As Previously Mentioned I Was An Alcoholic And Very, Very Far From God, But I Knew In My Heart That This Was My Last Chance.

I Am So Grateful today To God, My Family And Particularly To My Friends Who Invited Me To Church Because, Not Only Am I Walking Again But I Have Also Done A Computer Course At A College For Disabled People Where I Got Top Marks, But I Have Also Got A Wonderful Job..

This Story Is Told In Humbleness Because I Have Done Nothing On My Own, But God Loved Me So Much That He Saved Me Not Only From A Physical Death But Also A Spiritual Death, And This Happened When I Gave My Heart To Jesus And Accepted Him To Be My Personal Saviour On 19 January 1992.

5  Theology / Debate / Re:Is contraception against the will of God on: April 30, 2005, 01:35:37 PM
In which version of the Bible did you read that or wasit in one of the comics.
Please give me some reason why some christian says that contraceptive is against to the will of God.
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