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  1. This is my 17th time getting the survey email.......😐
  2. California; You only apply to the CA state board after you pass.......we are going to have a bunch of registered green engineers in like 2 years might not be such a good thing.
  3. Yes they reuse questions, sometime word for word but most of the time reworded. However I don't see them reused in a noticeable way a lot. They use a lot of the same type of questions.
  4. This is about my 17th (Yes I mean '17'TH') time taking this exam. The AM portion except for the code questions were a bit unexpected for me. I took almost the whole 4 hours to complete. The PM portion was easier for me. I was done about 45 minutes early. Haven't seen the battery stuff before on one of these exams....at least from what I remember. I think the majority of the difficulty with this exam was the unexpected questions that my have not been used before.
  5. Are there free resources for these code books somewhere? Last time I took the test it was only on the NEC now we need another $1K in code books every few years....getting ridiculous.
  6. Calvanisim or Perseverance of the Saints?
  7. Once saved always saved is not the same as the perseverance of the saints that a Calvanist would believe. The Once saved always saved version of Calvanisim adds a work to salvation which is that if you dont have the works to show your faith then you are not saved or its not a true saving faith. The problem with that thinking is that we don't have to have any works to show we are saved and yes a carnal christian can go live whatever lifestyle they wish and still be saved if and only if they are trusting in the Death, Burial and Resurrection. So yes Calvanisim, like any other false religion or false gospel out there, will take some truth or look like they have some truth, but they will spin it and turn it into a works based religion by either slightly changing or blatantly changing it. So yes, Perseverance of the Saints (Once Saved Always Saved) is a Biblical Doctrine. But Perseverance of the Saints in the sense that you must have works for it to be a true saving faith is a works based false gospel. I do apologize if, you were just trying to point that out and thought I was a Calvanists.....Its the problem with discussing these things via internet as opposed to face to face you miss the body language of the person you are conversing with.
  8. Um, back pedal much? You quoted calvanisim and told me God chooses who goes to heaven. Um....thats Calvanisim. And, yes you are unsaved if you are trusting in it.
  9. Since you believe in Predestination and your an unsaved Calvanist answer me this: Is God a respecter of persons? If God chooses who goes to heaven over who gets saved then wouldn't he respect some more then others? The problem with a Calvinistic view of predestination is you are putting a salvation spin on it when God is simply saying that he inhabits eternity (lives outside of time) and can see the beginning from the end. You deny, the need for a savior (The Lord Jesus Christ) because why would Jesus have to come and die for our sins when in the Calvinist reality he is just going to pick who gets saved or not. You negate the need for the Great Commission to go out and preach the Gospel. There is no reason to get anyone saved in your eyes. Why does a Calvinist have to lift a finger then? Titus 1:2 states that God is not a liar and Romans 10:13 clearly says "Whosoever" calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. If a person that God will not save calls upon the name of the Lord and he dosn't save him then you just made God a liar and you are not believeing in the God of the Bible. Predestination is invalid.
  10. Exactly! that's not how Christianity works! But that is how salvation works. Salvation is ETERNAL: Eternal = perpetual; ceaseless; endless (Titus 1:2) "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;" (1 John 5:11) "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternallife, and this life is in his Son. (1 John 5:13) "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternallife, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." (Matthew 25:46) "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternallife, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. " (John 3:15) "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternallife." (1John 2:25) "And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternallife." Salvation is EVERLASTING: Everlasting = lasting forever; eternal (Daniel 12:2) "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlastinglife, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." (John 5:24) "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlastinglife, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. " (John 3:36) " He that believeth on the Son hath everlastinglife: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. " (Matthew 25:46) " And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. " (John 6:40) " And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlastinglife: and I will raise him up at the last day. " (Luke 18:30) " Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come lifeeverlasting. " (Romans 6:22) " But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlastinglife. " (John 3:16) " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlastinglife. " We are SAVED not Safe: Saved = to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard; preserve (Mark 13:3) " And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Luke 7:50) " And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. " (Luke 8:12) " Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. " (Luke 13:23) " Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them," (Luke 18:42) " And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. " (John 3:17) " For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. " (John 5:34) " But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. " (John 10:9) " I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. " (Acts 2:21) " And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. " (Acts 2:47) " Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. " (Acts 4:12) " Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. " (Acts 11:14) " Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. " The point is the list goes on and on. There are thousands of scriptures showing once saved always saved. To deny these scriptures and go with one or two verses out of context to disprove it is wrong and shows a lack of salvation on your part.
  11. Yes, the Bible does say that God is Love: (1 John 4:8-10) "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." What these verses are saying is that the most loving thing you can do is give someone the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and show them how to be saved. Its not saying you have to love God to be saved. The reason why God is love has to do with the fact that he paid our penalty of dying and going to hell for all eternity by his Death, Burial and Resurrection. He is our salvation and all we have to do to receive it is to trust it and call upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) to save us. After that you are saved for eternity and nothing you can do will take that away from you.
  12. The Bible doesn't say the lack of money is the root of all evil, but (1 Tim 6:10) "For the love of money is the root of all evil". It dosn't mean you can't be rich or have a lot of wealth. It means a constant pursuit to gain wealth and/or riches or trusting in your riches. Abraham was wealthy and so was King David but no one has been more wealthy the King Solomon. All three were saved.
  13. Yes, you can show your faith through your works. The issue is saying that the works will be there. The works do not have to be there and they will only be there if you chose to do them. Has nothing to do with whether or not your saved. That is the issue. Jesus himself said: John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Doing the works shows your love for God. Not your salvation. You do not have to love God to be saved you just have to Trust/Believe in what he did for you: The death, burial and resurrection. You cannot throw works in there at all.
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