gizaap

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  1. "what is your view of ULC NOW.....not why you joined but I guess why you are hooked on staying?" The ULC appears to be weathering the course of time just fine. It serves in my desire to seek my path as a person of independent christian persuasion. "What attracts you and holds you to the Forum?" I don't post often to the forum but that doesn't mean I don't read it a great deal. Every so often, I'll see a reference and/or a new perspective that I hadn't considered. There's value in some of the posts that may never be fully understood.
  2. I received a copy of this in an email group for the ULCCF today. Its seems be fitting to the original topic so I quote in entirety. "On Oct 14, 2013, at 12:24 PM, Frank Coleman wrote: Morpheus: “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters; the very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system... You have to understand; most of the people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent
  3. Most of the book is gobbledygook to my educated mind. I skipped to the section about Jesus. The story is a fun read but sometimes disconnected as if multiple writers filled in stuff or someone felt the need to explain what they wrote. I can't see myself being too inspired by this work.
  4. But do you personally preference the freedom of everyone, before your religious/spiritual beliefs? A. I prefer freedom for everyone and their individual religious/spiritual beliefs can remain secondary as long their beliefs do not infringe on my freedom. Does Liberty require a secular governance of a nation, to ensure the freedom of religion? B. Yes. However, therein lies the issue of what is meant by secular. I believe that to mean no endorsement of any specific religion in favor of another. However, I'm troubled with what seems to be an almost anti-religion perspective on the term secul
  5. Psalm 106:1 1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
  6. One day longer than how old you were when you became responsible enough to make the important choices in your life.
  7. I'm sincerely surprised that I haven't seen more feedback on this subject. That being stated, I thank those of you that have provided feedback.
  8. Interesting insight. Thanks for the response.
  9. I was serious. I have 3 acrredited degrees of a securlar nature so I wasn't curious from a resume standpoint. However, from a spiritual standpoint there is always something to learn or reflect on. Brother Earl
  10. Just picked up a book tonight that I am anxious to read. The Code of the Holy Spirit --- By: Perry StoneBrother Earl
  11. I didn't see this discussion on the forum and I searched so if I missed it, I apologize. Please don't hesitate to steer me in the right direction. Have the ministers here discussed how they have benefited from the ULC Courses in terms of learning or spiritual progression? I was curious about any insights. I am referring to the courses offered at http://www.ulc.net/index.php?page=shop&cat=17 Brother Earl
  12. I never stick to one book long enough. Tonight, I read some Bible, some from the 'Abide Guide', this forum, read some articles from Survival Magazine, some other information ... etc. Three accredited college degrees and I'm still ADHD when it comes to reading. Be blessed, Brother Earl
  13. Just a thought. You might consider adding your address and phone number to the site where you have the web contact form. Some one like me can get your address and phone number information easily enough by doing a Whois search but a prospective couple looking to get married may not feel comfortable filling out a webform without a little more detail on who they would be working with or where you have your office. By the way, your domain name service probably has a way to prevent your contact information from being visible in a Whois registry but it may cost a little more. I like some of the fe
  14. That doesn't surprise me a bit. I had that website bookmarked in a folder to go back and check on later. It seemed odd but usually it is easier to discern. Thanks for the follow-up folks.
  15. Thank you. I have more to share but ya'll got the brief version. I did notice I really didn't fully answer the question about why I became ordained by ULC.
  16. I was ordained out of curiosity a couple of years ago. Then I spent sometime figuring out the Universal Life Churches. Decided that ULC at Modesto was the founding church, period, end of sentence. Then I dug in and realized I can't agree with what the founder wrote in many cases, then I read some more and realized, to my level of understanding that much of what he wrote was designed to 'kick people's butts' out of religious complacency for what they believed as individuals. Okay, maybe that's just the way I see it. Then, I recently purchased a minister's kit and read the introductory bookle
  17. Paul was a true and faithful apostle of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  18. I believe there is a God.