billy beard
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 8 years, 1 month and 5 days.

  I have published 470 blogs and 3,180 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jul 03 2017 08:26:18am

 I currently live in: United States.
 About billy beard

Saved by grace, and Gods mercy, in Jesus Christ. Trying to walk in the Holy Spirit.

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Faith like cast iron
Billy Beard
published . 3 min read
I started somewhat of a hobby years ago, collecting and restoring cast iron skillets. Personally I see a lot of spiritual and biblical lessons that can be used on the subject of cast iron, and decided to share a few of my thoughts on the subject. I look for cast iron skillets at yard sales, flea markets, Goodwill stores. I am always on the lookout for one that I can use and restore and add to my growing collection. My opinion is that cast iron is one of the most durable and best cookware that can be found, it is hard to neglect and and ruin good cast iron, to the point that it can not be restored to good condition. I liken it to the gospel that is found in scripture, in its entirity. Most of the modern gospel that focuses entirely on love, and leaves out all of the other attributes of......
Checking in saying hi
Billy Beard
published . 2 min read
3,532 alerts lol. I hope all are well. Took off from work to sort of catch my breath lol, life has been keeping me busy, but I wanted to check in and say hi. Good to see the site still here and being a blessing to many. March 12th will mark 4 years since our divorce. The wounds still there. Ironic that we signed and settled on our anniversary date, ending 19 years together. She said the day we settled and I got the settlement on my share of the house, 'happy anniversary' lol. Just as well have a little humor I guess lol. We have adjusted and moved on along in this road of life we travel. I've had numerous girlfriends since, but none I was ready to give myself totally to, those wounds cut deep and just can't be totally forgotten. Got myself a Harley Davidson touring bike,......
Bringing in another new year
Billy Beard
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Gregorian. Another year. It will have much of the same old. As I listened to all the traditional songs this past Christmas it brought back memories of the past, and caused me to think of what lies ahead. When the angels gave the greeting upon the birth of the Christ child they said 'peace on earth, goodwill to men'. This peace they spoke of did not mean no more war, no more troubles and trials upon earth. History since that angelic announcement that night is all the proof needed for that point. The peace offered us was between us and God, through His Son Jesus Christ, born in flesh that night. Our Immanuel. Life upon earth still has the same problems mankind has always had. Even now, the creation upon earth moans for deliverance. The moral and spiritual conditions upon earth are......
Merry christmas everybody!
Billy Beard
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Well it's been a while. Things have sure changed since my last visit lol. I do read blogs published by the friends I have here, especially those that were members when I joined over 7 years ago. Now we enter the season of Thanksgiving here in the US, and then Christmas. I have nothing biblical to blog about that would be thought provoking, I'll leave that to others. I got tired of reading my own blogs so I figured others did as well. I been staying pretty busy in this life on earth. If God wills I will be retiring from full-time work in about 3 years. Things from the past since graduation from high school in 1973 sure didn't go as planned lol. I suppose few of us had that happen. But not anything that God didn't already have knowledge of and provision for. Whether......
What happened in that fall
Billy Beard
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Gen. 2:17, and Gen. 3. To many in the theological world, and in the world of history in the secular system, the first 11 chapters of Genesis can be thought of as symbolic. A comparison of other early writings. Not to be relied upon as literal. For me personally if the scripture itself doesn't tell us it is symbolic with language such as 'as it were' then we should receive it as literal. The fall. This state we are in. How it all began. That taking of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Believing the lies of that deceiver. Really considering such lies to be desirable. Good. That they can make one wise. This curse of death. The state mankind has been in since. Creation itself now suffers as the result of what happened there. Like David said we are born in......
Men loved darkness
Billy Beard
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John 3:18,19 "He that believe that on Him is not condemned, but he that believe not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than than light, because their deeds were evil." Did Jesus say all the things the Gospels record? Personally I believe He did. Is this Jesus recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John really who He tells us He is? Personally I believe He is. And these being true then defines what the condemnation spoken of in these two verses are. And also defines what darkness is. We are given freedom to accept or reject what Jesus said, and who Jesus claimed to be when He walked upon earth in flesh.......
Another christmas day
Billy Beard
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Most scholars have differing thoughts about the 'mas', in the word Christmas. Some that it comes from the old English meaning of 'mass', and yet others that it actually comes from the old English which means a celebration. Either thought centers in and around Christ, who is our reason to celebrate. Our hope in a world that has mostly lost its way regarding the Christ child, who was Jesus Christ. Immanuel. God incarnate. Born of a virgin, Mary, who asked how can this be, seeing she had known no man. Unexplainable of man. Many have attempted to. Using man's limited understanding of God. The works of God and His creation can not be fully explained or understood using man's limited reasoning or understanding. Such is science. Theology. Without the revelation given of......
All things new
Billy Beard
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Our Lord Jesus Christ gave to the apostle John the words of the title to this blog in Revelation. A promise that will be fulfilled. It isn't hard as we look around at the conditions of things on earth to see that things are a mess. Just when we wonder how things could get any worse, low and behold, it does in general, in the world. A sense of despair and hopelessness will set in, when we focus on the state of things on earth. But, here is this promise our Lord Jesus Christ gave us. He will indeed make all things new, at that appointed time yet future. Focusing on here and now, will distract His people if they aren't ever mindful of His promise. He has not, will not abandon us. His love is everlasting, and more than enough. Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Cause......
That word 'betray'
Billy Beard
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Judas betrayed His Lord. Jesus the Christ knew, all along. Foreknowledge, God's foreknowledge, is something our human minds and hearts can not fully comprehend. Those of us who have been 'betrayed' know that this is something we struggle, hard, with, in our walk in Christ. The hurt goes so deep. We wrestle with whether we will ever be able to trust again. Jesus knew all along, that Judas was never fully on board with Him. Yet he had a part to fulfill in Christ purposes. As humans we just are not capable of understanding how God uses, purposes even, evil, in His own Divine plan. Judas is not the only follower of Christ, that never fully gave their heart to Jesus. Matthews gospel tells us 'many' will say, in a time yet coming, Lord have we not done many things 'in......
His glorious appearing
Billy Beard
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It's been a while since my last blog. Just checking in to let everyone know I am still here. I am borrowing my son, Matthews. laptop, and I am trying to navigate and publish a blog with it. (high-tech). I use my smartphone to get on the internet now, and it is too hard to publish a blog with. Small buttons, large finger, spells disaster and constant errors. It's been hard, the last two years. Seems evil just had to invade my life again, in a big way. It invades everyones though. As these last days draw closer to the end, it will get even worse, for most. What have I learned? I need Jesus Christ, each and every day. And He is the means of our hope and deliverance of all evil has to throw at us. HE, is who we desperately need. What HE has done for us, through His death, burial, and......
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