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andy pandy

 
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I am 79 years old and have been a believer for 68 years. I have been blessed to be exposed to many strands of the Christian church and many of the best bible teachers in Christendom.

I lived in the UK for 40 years before moving to Australia. Whilst in the UK I was part of a church that was a founder of the Renewal Movement of the 60's and 70's and which was used by God in birthing churches all over the country. We gave legs to the idea of the priesthood of ALL believers inasmuch anyone coud contribute to a meeting with a word, prophecy, word of knowledge, teaching or worship songs.

In Australia I have never come across a church like it.

I am an avid reader with a personal library of over 1,000 books, and I study nearly every day to expand my knowledge of scripture. On my journey I attended a Brethren Bible College for a degree in Theology, university for undergraduate degrees in Social Science, post graduate degrees in Politics and Teaching. I recently completed a disertation for a Ph.D. the subject matter which was the Life and Leadership of the New Testament Church (NTC). I had to go behind the scenes and it was an eye opener because what the NTC did and how it conducted itself is nothing like the present day church. One might say I have been led up the garden path with present day church life.

I have been married for 51 years, have a beautiful daughter and a mischievous son and 12 grandchildren. I could not have asked for better. Some people think I am abrupt and arrogant. I am not. I am autistic which means that I will dig deep to ascertain the facts of the matter and when I know what they are, then and only then will I speak. Which means I am very sure of what I know and believe, spending so much time investigating a matter. Having said that you are welcome to believe or accept or not whatever I say.

I have no real interest in my opinion or anyone elses for that matter so I have a tendency to say thanks but no thanks.

The best way to learn is by giving, so that is why I am here to give what I know to be the truth so that I will learn and that others will learn as well. I was annointed by prophecy with the gift of a teacher and that is what I became in the world and in the church.
 
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I am happy you're here. Not to sound condescending or whatever (its the internet...putting it out there because...all anyone can "see" is what the other person is writing, right? Right...), but I think you have a tremendous amount to contribute to this (rather pleasant) forum. :)
 

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I am happy you're here. Not to sound condescending or whatever (its the internet...putting it out there because...all anyone can "see" is what the other person is writing, right? Right...), but I think you have a tremendous amount to contribute to this (rather pleasant) forum. :)
So pleased to hear it is a pleasant forum. I hope that what I contribute keeps it that way.
 

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I am 79 years old and have been a believer for 68 years. I have been blessed to be exposed to many strands of the Christian church and many of the best bible teachers in Christendom.

I lived in the UK for 40 years before moving to Australia. Whilst in the UK I was part of a church that was a founder of the Renewal Movement of the 60's and 70's and which was used by God in birthing churches all over the country. We gave legs to the idea of the priesthood of ALL believers inasmuch anyone coud contribute to a meeting with a word, prophecy, word of knowledge, teaching or worship songs.

In Australia I have never come across a church like it.

I am an avid reader with a personal library of over 1,000 books, and I study nearly every day to expand my knowledge of scripture. On my journey I attended a Brethren Bible College for a degree in Theology, university for undergraduate degrees in Social Science, post graduate degrees in Politics and Teaching. I recently completed a disertation for a Ph.D. the subject matter which was the Life and Leadership of the New Testament Church (NTC). I had to go behind the scenes and it was an eye opener because what the NTC did and how it conducted itself is nothing like the present day church. One might say I have been led up the garden path with present day church life.

I have been married for 51 years, have a beautiful daughter and a mischievous son and 12 grandchildren. I could not have asked for better. Some people think I am abrupt and arrogant. I am not. I am autistic which means that I will dig deep to ascertain the facts of the matter and when I know what they are, then and only then will I speak. Which means I am very sure of what I know and believe, spending so much time investigating a matter. Having said that you are welcome to believe or accept or not whatever I say.

I have no real interest in my opinion or anyone elses for that matter so I have a tendency to say thanks but no thanks.

The best way to learn is by giving, so that is why I am here to give what I know to be the truth so that I will learn and that others will learn as well. I was annointed by prophecy with the gift of a teacher and that is what I became in the world and in the church.

Welcome.


Glad you are here.


I hope you get a chance to talk to OzSpen.


He is from Australia and is very knowledgeable about many things pertaining to scripture. He is doing a great work in Australia.



God bless you.





JLB
 

andy pandy

 
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Welcome.


Glad you are here.


I hope you get a chance to talk to OzSpen.


He is from Australia and is very knowledgeable about many things pertaining to scripture. He is doing a great work in Australia.



God bless you.





JLB
I will look out for him. Thanks for the tip.
 

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I am 79 years old and have been a believer for 68 years. I have been blessed to be exposed to many strands of the Christian church and many of the best bible teachers in Christendom.

I lived in the UK for 40 years before moving to Australia. Whilst in the UK I was part of a church that was a founder of the Renewal Movement of the 60's and 70's and which was used by God in birthing churches all over the country. We gave legs to the idea of the priesthood of ALL believers inasmuch anyone coud contribute to a meeting with a word, prophecy, word of knowledge, teaching or worship songs.

In Australia I have never come across a church like it.

I am an avid reader with a personal library of over 1,000 books, and I study nearly every day to expand my knowledge of scripture. On my journey I attended a Brethren Bible College for a degree in Theology, university for undergraduate degrees in Social Science, post graduate degrees in Politics and Teaching. I recently completed a disertation for a Ph.D. the subject matter which was the Life and Leadership of the New Testament Church (NTC). I had to go behind the scenes and it was an eye opener because what the NTC did and how it conducted itself is nothing like the present day church. One might say I have been led up the garden path with present day church life.

I have been married for 51 years, have a beautiful daughter and a mischievous son and 12 grandchildren. I could not have asked for better. Some people think I am abrupt and arrogant. I am not. I am autistic which means that I will dig deep to ascertain the facts of the matter and when I know what they are, then and only then will I speak. Which means I am very sure of what I know and believe, spending so much time investigating a matter. Having said that you are welcome to believe or accept or not whatever I say.

I have no real interest in my opinion or anyone elses for that matter so I have a tendency to say thanks but no thanks.

The best way to learn is by giving, so that is why I am here to give what I know to be the truth so that I will learn and that others will learn as well. I was annointed by prophecy with the gift of a teacher and that is what I became in the world and in the church.
Fellow Aussie. Hi.
I'm in Perth WA.
The title of your thread...is that referring to the song by Joan Armatrading?
Great song.
Welcome.
 

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Hi Andy,
We've already met on a thread but I can't remember if I welcomed you,,,,and yes, it's a very nice forum and we get along well.

I've noticed that you don't care to give an opinion,,,,but sometimes that's all we have.
As long as you state it as such?
Some really tough verses in The Book!
 

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Hi Andy,
We've already met on a thread but I can't remember if I welcomed you,,,,and yes, it's a very nice forum and we get along well.

I've noticed that you don't care to give an opinion,,,,but sometimes that's all we have.
As long as you state it as such?
Some really tough verses in The Book!
My wife and I visisted Italy on a trip to the UK. She was desperate to see the painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
 

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My wife and I visisted Italy on a trip to the UK. She was desperate to see the painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
I hope she saw it recently.
It was "washed" (or regenerated!) a few years ago.
I saw the before and after and it's really some change!
I also hope you visited the Vatican Museums.
Handwritten bibles there that are just beautiful. And other stuff.
You could spend a whole day there.

Next time spend more time in Italy!
So much to see....So many different areas.
 

andy pandy

 
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I hope she saw it recently.
It was "washed" (or regenerated!) a few years ago.
I saw the before and after and it's really some change!
I also hope you visited the Vatican Museums.
Handwritten bibles there that are just beautiful. And other stuff.
You could spend a whole day there.

Next time spend more time in Italy!
So much to see....So many different areas.
No doubt that Italy has many charms and beauty that sets it apart.
 

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Nice to meet you Andy! You sound super smart! I look forward to seeing you around. :)
 

wondering

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Nice to meet you Andy! You sound super smart! I look forward to seeing you around. :)
Sister,
If you want someone to see your post (Andy may never see the above)...
you have to TAG them.

Just put the @ sign before their name.
You'll find that when you type the first 2 letters of their name,,,the rest will come up automatically.

In that way, they'll know that you MENTIONED them.
 
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