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Christian for a year

Discussion in 'Christianity DIR' started by SarahBeara, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. SarahBeara

    SarahBeara Member

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    I don't know exactly when I became Christian, but it was around the end of this month or begining of next month of last year. So I think by now I can say I've been Christian for a year. Yay, I'm happy [​IMG]. I wonder when I'll actually become a member of my church (opposed to just an attender).

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  2. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    Happy aniversary to you! - happiness is the important part, and feeling that it is right for you. I am so happy for you.

    God Bless:)
     
  3. fromthe heart

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    Congratulations!!! :woohoo: I'm sure there are angels singing. By now I'm sure you've found it's not an easy road to be a Christian but it's well worth the trip!:jiggy:
     
  4. Mister Emu

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    Woo,

    Keep it up :D.
     
  5. Aqualung

    Aqualung Tasty

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    hey! It's the Quaker from Oregon. My family attends the Quaker church, and though I don't identify with them, it's definitly a very sincere religion. Once you become a member are you going to have one of those Quaker weddings where you both stand up and say you want to get married, and the congragation approves it, and so you're married? That's one of the coolest Quaker things ever!
     
  6. SarahBeara

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    Hey thanks everyone! :)

    Huh???? I'm confused... what does becoming a member have to do with being married??? I'm not single, but I'm far from married; I'm only 17!
     
  7. SarahBeara

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    Hey, thanks for the congrats. You know, I've heard people talk about Christianity not being an easy road, but I just don't get it. I don't see what's so hard. It's the easiest thing ever in my oppinion.
     
  8. Aqualung

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    Sorry for the confusion. It's just that Quakers have a weird way of getting married, and so I made one of those "reference jokes," wherein I don't actually say something funny on my own, but I refer the recipient to something funny that they would probably know about. So . . . I mentioned the marriage thing to "remind" you of how Quakers get married. Did you ever even hear about what they do, or did my joke fall as flatly on the ground as it seems? You see, most marriages that take place in churches have all that stuff that you have to do, like say vows, and have the preacher say the ol' "till death do you part" stuff or whatever it is that happens. It's a huge to-do with all that stuff. Quaker marriages are really simple. The couple stands up in a regular meeting, says they want to get married, and then everybody approves it and they sit down. That was the "reference joke." I was refferring you to that comical practice. Once agian, I apologize for not being as good as joke teller as I think, yet continuing to make them.
     
  9. Linus

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    Halleluja!

    I'd say it's more of a birthday in light of 1 Peter 1:23 and John 3:3. ;)
     
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  10. SarahBeara

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    Ah, I get it now. It's just that the way you worded it made it sound like you thought I was married or going to get married or something. I have never seen a Quaker wedding (I've been Quaker for less than a year... a year in September), but I get the joke now that I know what you were trying to say.
     
  11. Aqualung

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    Well, at least I know that not all hope is lost about my joke telling ability, but perhaps I should keep it verbal, since my intonation/sarcasm and stuff don't translate well into type. :)
     
  12. dan

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    The only wedding I've ever been to was a Quaker wedding. My aunt married some government guy from South Africa. We sat in a little church and all that stuff happened. The wierd part was that we sat inside for about an hour and a half, even though there was only about twenty minutes of actual speaking. We all just sat in silence and every fifteen minutes or so someone would stand up and say two or three sentences and then sit back down.
     
  13. Aqualung

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    Yeah, that's "old-school" Quakerism. Quakers are really into simplifying. They feel that one can only reach God and hear what he is saying to them if they simplify their lives and let him speak to them. That's why Quakers sit in silence a lot. They are trying to listen to what God wants them to hear, and then, if they feel compelled to speak, they will get up and tell everybody what God said to them.
    My quaker church is more modern. We only do that once a month. The rest of the weeks are more regular, with a sermon, readings, and the like.
     
  14. SarahBeara

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    That would be an unprogramed friends meeting. The meeting that Aqualung has been to would be known as a programed friends meeting. The one I go to falls somewhere inbetween; it's semi-programed.
     
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