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  1. I take it'll you'll be applying for the next teaching job that comes along then... given that it is so easy.
  2. You know, sometimes people give a present because they want to show their appreciation.. and say thank you. I don't see there being anything creepy about giving a gift to a teacher. Some parents are so pleased with the efforts of the teacher that they want to give a gift.. simple. Giving £1000 or a holiday in Spain etc is of course way over the top. But giving chocolates etc seems perfectly reasonable. Next it'll be complaints about students giving their teacher a 'Christmas Card'.
  3. What's this... another over-sensitive reaction to a thread about teachers? Oh.. ..followed by another pointless post by Mr Sausages.
  4. What's this... another thread to rant at teachers? Oh.. There is nothing wrong in a student giving a gift to a teacher.. although my wife did receive a Rose from a student at Valentines Day some years ago! hehe Parents want to complain about everything these days.
  5. Two threads started at the same time. Happy for the mods to merge the two.
  6. Reports on Twitter that there was a tremor from Cumbria...
  7. Anyone else feel that? Lasted for a few seconds.. Felt like the washing machine was during it's final spin!!! (it wasn't - i checked)
  8. DjDan

    Snow !

    I've managed it twice today so far with no problem, just have to appraoch the halt sign with caution and respect. You were't the one who went throught the halt sign sideways without stopping at about 12:50 were you No. I went through at 11:00am. Sounds like a lot of cars are sliding and it's very dangerous. I went up with caution too... but the car simply didn't stop. Advisable to avoid it entirely.
  9. DjDan

    Snow !

    Demesne Road was a death trap this morning. Attempted to stop at the Junction to Bucks Road, and no... car went right through across the main road. So very fortunate that there were no other cars around! I had initially stopped about 10 metres from the junction to allow someone cross the road in front of me. Travelled the further 10 metres to the junction at less than 5 mph... and slid right through.
  10. DjDan

    Snow !

    Massive let down.... all this talk of snow and nothing (albeit a little in the South). Was really looking forward to a day in the snow with the boys (day = 20 mins when they've had enough).
  11. Not sure what you are trying to say here. Can you explain further?
  12. You are asking a very deep question there, and to give a brief answer doesn't give it justice. But I'm not willing to give a lengthy answer.... so brief it is then! First up, you'd have to look at what it means to be "saved". That's where the question becomes very hard to answer, and this is where it depends on what denomination of Christianity the individual follows.. because the doctrines vary. In my own view, does being 'saved' mean returning to Heaven? no. When we were born, we left our heavenly home and entered mortality on earth. This life and earthly experience gave two major problems which prevented us from returning to live with God our Father. 1) Physical death (the loss of a physical body) 2) Spiritual death (sin - which makes us 'unclean' and no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of heaven). Jesus Christ's purpose was prepared in hindsight, knowing that these two problems needed to be overcome. He lived and died to 1) Bring about the resurrection (uniting of our spirits with a physical body again after mortal death) 2) Take upon himself the sins of the world. In short, he overcame death and made it possible for all mankind to live again with a physical body (which would thereafter be immortal) and he made it possible to overcome our sins, through him... so conquering spiritual death also. He fulfilled his purpose. In effect, he has opened the gateway to 'heaven' and made it possible to return. What do we need to do to walk through this gateway? - believe. This is Faith. Every man is saved by Christ and by having faith in his name. This is where you hear the claims... "if you believe, you are saved!". While true, not all denominations agree on what it means to actually 'be saved'. Some say that means you are guaranteed entry to Heaven. I disagree. This notion claims that all you need to do is have faith, call on the name of the Lord... and nothing more. This is where the scripture you quoted comes in: Calling on the name of the Lord does not mean that yo are automatically guaranteed a place in Heaven. Faith alone is not sufficient. That said, I do not believe that being saved means 'entry to Heaven'. When Jesus overcame Spiritual and Physical death for us all... we were saved. Every man is saved by Grace. Jesus has done everything for us. He only expects us to accept his work and follow him through the gate. But there is one other part lacking here.. our works. As it is written "What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?" no, "faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead". James continued "Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that and shudder. ..As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead." Our "deeds" (works / actions) are also important. After all, there is also a judgement to face. We will be judged on what we have done with our life, not only on account of if we believed in Christ - which some people seem to think is the only question! So, going back to your question... Are all Christians saved then? Yes. Through Christ and his Grace all mankind is saved. That does not however mean that entry to heaven is guaranteed. Exactly where we end up depends on the deeds of our life. That is where the issue of how we live our life is important.
  13. Acts 11:26 Acts 26:28 1 Peter 4:16 Christian's in the new testament were those who followed Christ (disciples). They believed he was the Son of God. They lived his teachings. Matthew 16:13-17 1 John 2:4 Principally, a Christian is one who believes that Christ is the Son of God, and he saved us through his Grace. We believe that. We are Christian. What we don't believe is that Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are the same person.. in other words, the "Trinity". We are not alone in this. Many Pentecostal churches also teach against the Trinity. As do Jehovah's Witnesses etc. I should add that not all other churches say that we are not Christian's.
  14. The Nicene creed of 325 AD is usually considered the defining document (Mormonism fails on this - as does Unitarianism) - even allowing for slight difference in the Greek and Latin (see for example Wikipedia which looks quite a good article) - accepted by all Christian Churches from that date. That said, the Nicene Creed is not what defines a "christian". It merely defines a specific code of doctrine. A Christian is a follower of Christ. A disciple. The Nicene creed defines who Christ is - to those who established the Creed. Of course, not everyone else accepts the Nicene Creed's interpretation
  15. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. If missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormon's) are acting in this manner, send me a personal message to me and I can take up the issue with them. They have been told not to chase people, shout after them etc. If you are truly bothered by the matter, let me know the details etc and I'll sort it out. However, if you only want to make an issue in the forums, then I don't see that as showing real intent. To be clear, our missionaries wear a name badge showing the full name of the Church. If the individuals you meet are not wearing the badges, they are not missionaries from our church.
  16. That's simply not true. But go on... From what im given to understand on the subject, mormons and witnesses are not real christians as they do not accept the essential doctrines of christianity. real christians accept each others doctrinal differences, but reject those christ-like cults that are too far removed from the core beliefs that make a christian, christian. But if its any consolation you're all as crazy as one another to me...... The definition of a 'Christian' is quite straightforward. We fit into that definition. What you'll find is that other churches have created their own definition of the word. Essentially, we do not believe in the Trinity, so they want to exclude us from 'Christianity'. But that is their interpretation of the word, not the true definition.
  17. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this topic is about Mormon missionaries isn't it? (In any case, I didn't say that you had said that they were Mormon's)
  18. You know that's not true. I'm just pointing out the obvious confusion in this thread.. people seem to be assuming that missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints are the same as members from the Jehovah's Witnesses. They clearly are not. Two separate denominations within Christianity. Even the door approach is different!
  19. To be clear.. these visitors at your door were not missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. They will have been from another Christian denomination.
  20. haha come on now, I'm very easy going really. You must misunderstand me
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