Saturday, July 15, 2017

Blog Hiatus

Can anyone tell me how to download an entire blog and save it?

Now is the time to copy and paste or save any articles you want. I have to figure out how to copy this whole blog. I am going to leave things open for a time and will still respond to comments and the like for a period of time. You can still email me as well at biblebeliever2@gmail.com.

I think it's best to go on a blogging break now. I am not sure yet if this is the end of the road or if I will come back to write more, but I haven't been posting as much here in months as it is.  As some can tell, in my latest articles, this is a period of examination for me. Sometimes a blogger can run out of things to write about, I certainly wrote about a multitude of topics. Around last year, my writing faded and a couple years earlier then that, I didn't have time or energy for as much research as I used to put into articles. This blog went for seven years and I wrote about a lot of topics. It was a great learning experience. I do hope I was helpful to others spiritually and this blog was a source of support to you.

I've been doing this blog for seven years, that is a long life span for any blog. It has been quite a learning lesson. I never spoke of numbers but this blog peaked out at 75,000 page views per month at one point and has had over 3 million views.



This has been a learning lesson in posting here, and I am glad I got to do for so long. It was great to explore many areas and study the bible with many of you via the blog context. For years I did expose a lot of corruption in Christianity and exposed a lot of false teachings, I hope I was able to help people in doing this. I want to thank all the good people here I had excellent conversations with, and will remember many of you who offered encouragement with fondness. Thank you.


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

BB. I would like to thank you for your years of service to our Lord and his gospel. You truly are a wonderful person. I wish you the best in all you do. God bless you and your husband. I would love to meet you in glory one day.........James

Homeward Bound said...

This makes me so sad. I check every time I'm on the internet to see if you've added a new post. You are so real, a breath of fresh air, and encouragement. There is no one else near me who sees how the churches have been compromised. I do understand your wanting a break from it. I will truly miss your posts and your reader's comments. Thank you for giving what you have. Does it cost much to keep the blog site up?

Heather Noelle said...

Oh heavens...I will miss you so much! I've learned such an incredible amount from you, I will so miss your blog. Thanks so much for all you've done, God bless you. I too look forward to meeting you in glory someday. Much love, sister.
Heather

Debta said...

BB has been our connection as the body of Christ. It can at times feel like a desert land and yet the Lord does make water gush out of a rock. How many believers even reach beyond their local church corporation to see what God is really doing. The depth of relationships usually center around the head self appointed pastors and their following. We are not to follow man, only our true Shepherd. Our faith grows when we truly trust in God's love for us. Unbelief comes from doubting who God is in character. We are not to blame God for man's foolishness or selfishness. When we've been hurt it does take the hand of God to heal our hearts. When we realize He is forever merciful it melts our hearts into humility, desiring to serve and love Him more. BB, God's loving arms are holding.you, He will never let go.

In Christ Alone my hope is found said...

Wow, thanks BB for everything...this was really my only outside support/fellowship other than my own family. I tried to read all your blogs and learned a lot here. Just with anything in life there were ups and downs. Thank you for everything that you've done. You're a genuine person that's not afraid to speak on the harder things in life. You were hear for me whether or not you know it while I went through many phases of my life from Assembly of Gods church to IFB to christian without a church building now. I pray that the Lord blesses you and provides everything you need spiritually and physically according to His will. Please keep me in your prayers and I will you. This was a big part of my life looking forward to your blogs each day and when I saw a new one I couldn't wait to read. I know you are going through trying times so all I can do is pray and leave you with a verse that has helped me:

2 Corinthians 4:8-12King James Version (KJV)

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

Many thanks and God Bless for your years of work.

Fine to take a hiatus.

But why take it down? Keeping it up is no charge.

Debra said...

I have a question for everyone. Why do you think we are not experiencing the type of fellowship as in breaking bread with one another, singing songs to worship the Lord and praying together on a consistent basis? What has changed? We still are the body of Christ so why has the opportunity to gather as one bride been so difficult or non-existent? Hoping BB will post this.

Heather Noelle said...

Good question Debra. I have been wondering this as well. I was just thinking how much I'm going to miss the fellowship from this blog. I also hope you keep the blog up, BB, if there is no fee. I will likely still be here daily reading as there is much I've missed.
Heather

Grammy G said...

Debra-You pose a very good question. The Bread of Life has to be at the center of our life and The Word must be preached, for souls to be saved. Our opinions, expository reflections, or feelings only serve to divide the body of Christ. He is coming for one, United body/bride. One Groom, one bride and will not engage in spiritual adultery. Matters not your doctrine, denomination or opinions. Like the church of Ephesus in Rev. 2, matters not your good works, if Christ isn't lifted up and The Bread of Life your first love, He will remove the light from the midst of the church. Except we repent for our divisive ways and do those works as little children we first did when we believed, we shall not receive the Tree of Life. He said it! CHRIST speaks much about little children coming for a good reason: There are those IN THE CHURCH which have "a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with ains, led away with diverse lusts. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of The Truth." 2 Timothy 3:7. We need to turn around (repent) and allow ourselves to go back to The Word, to be humbled by The Truth and be children/teachable. We will have wolves in our midst, but the only way to know a lie is to know THE TRUTH! The only way we will be united is to be focused on Jesus Christ and not focused on the world (except as the Spirit leads) and let Him be the reason we come together and AGREE on His Word. Isn't that what "Amen" means? Sadly, Atheists, LGBT, etc. Can be viewed as more of a unified group of believers in their cause than Christians as a whole because they stay focused on their cause. We tend to make Christianity so much more than the plain and simple message of Salvation through belief Christ. Thereby dividing the body.

Anonymous said...

Debra, a remnant who are faithful and obedient may yet get gathered together in safety, when things get bad around here.

A powerful testimony about how God gathered and protected His remnant in the last century:

A CALL TO THE CHURCHES IN AMERICA **

http://www.restoringthevision.com/Russia.doc.htm

"If you believe the coming of the Lord is close, if you believe the coming of the Lord is at hand, then this is the message: Church of God, let's learn to pray, let's learn to cry to Him day and night. Then the Lord will empower his people with the power of the Holy Ghost like in the days of the Apostles. He will get the Church ready."

** actually this message applies to many places in the world today rather than mainly the US -- maybe more so now than when this was written over 20 years ago

Debra said...

Really like this website that was shared on this blog. We don't have to feel guilty about cutting off the wicked from our lives when we realize that they were sent from satan himself. These evil souls will do his bidding anytime he commands as they are ponds in his hands. Did God tell Joshua to have a discussion with their enemies who were ready to kill the Israelites? No, he told them to wipe them out. Now we can wipe them out of our lives and minds, to keep the wall up around our hearts without any breach. This is not bitterness, it is wisdom to know who is our enemy and not let them in.
http://www.luke173ministries.org

Debra said...

What happens when we injure ourselves such as a sprained leg, broken ankle, pulled muscle, bruised hand? It all needs to heal. If we wear a cast and never take it off atrophy can set in. In the church system it is called apathy. We wonder why the body of Christ is not functioning as God intended. The gifts of God's Holy Spirit have become dormant due to controlled opposition. Rather than operating with our gifts, the controllers have silenced, bridled, tied up, hand cuffed the ability for God's sheep to move in their spiritual gifts. I don't want to put full blame on these false shepherds because the sheep have participated in their own apathy. They cannot see that God's people are not just in buildings made of sand but are living for His glory outside those four walls. The sheep are content to have a Luciferian pastor as their authority and life-line to God. Why can't they see the wolves? Their eyes of discernment are not functioning; they don't even test the spirits. Who would even dare lift their voice to the apostate preachers and leaders? Tongues are sealed and eyes closed to the wicked shepherds. Truth is not the highest measure, but rather a fun, social gathering where ranks are in place. They can call it church but it has no resemblance to the church Jesus is building. He is our cornerstone, not a name created by a sign company with logo engraved, planted on property owned by the pastor and others who are making mint off the sheep. Jesus went about His Father's business not the business of a money making temple. He destroyed that temple with his whip. So we wonder why there is no fellowship. The sheep have been told that fellowship can only happen with those under the guise of their roof. It is all controlled and God's true brides are not allowed to operate on their own accord. God's children have now become loyal to man's system rather than God Himself. I believe this is why it is rare to find true fellowship. It reminds me so much of those who wish to leave a false denomination but have such guilt upon their heads as if they betrayed God in the midst of leaving. How many truly want to be taught by God’s Holy Spirit? Is it not easier to plop in a comfy chair and listen to a man on a stage? Where do we find our value and worth? Is it among the ranks of teachers who have joined Babylon or is it in Christ alone? I’m still going to ask God where are the believers who worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. They are those who allow God’s Holy Spirit to teach them all things and do not listen to the voice of another.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, BB for allowing God to use you through this blog. It was through your blog that my eyes were opened about a number of topics. Does anyone know if it would be possible to continue the fellowship on here through a forum? I'm assuming it would need to have a moderator and someone knowledgeable on how to set it up.

The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want... said...

Wishing you all the best!

Anonymous said...

Grammy G said

"Matters not your doctrine, denomination or opinions."

I see this as an unbiblical statement Grammy G. Doctrine is absolutely essential. The Word has to be rightly divided, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little. Apostasy is a falling away from the truth. That is what is seen today predominantly in America and megachurches around the world. They are following another Jesus. If there were some real Bible believing Christians, I would fellowship with them, like in the book of Acts, but if people say they 'believe', but live contrary to what is written, then we are to bring reproof, and if they don't self correct, then we separate. The Word of God is the plumbline and it often divides people, because people don't want to follow correct doctrine. Yes there is to be unity, but that is to be with TRUE followers, and we can know them by their fruit. We are in a time of the'great falling away' as predicted in 2 Thessalonians. That doesn't mean that we won't be gathered together into the wilderness later when things get really bad, but I'm not seeing it here in America, not yet. I think that the internet has connected many 'true followers' of Jesus Christ, but not in 'real physical' locations. We also see believers gathering underground in persecuted countries. Things will change, and when persecution increases here in America, there will be a wider divide, people will have to exit the system, and I do think that the Lord will protect some in the wilderness, like the Bible says. Until that time, while it is not comfortable to not be able to fellowship with other real Christians, it would behoove us to draw as close to the Lord as possible in this time and prepare for what is to come. Doctrine has to be upheld. Your statement sounded like ecumenicalism.

Debra said...

Restoring the Vision article that anon posted is about God bringing a group of Christians out of Russia after a revival had come. God spoke to them after fervent prayer day by day to go to a village they never heard of nor been to. They proclaimed the Gospel and the villages had revival. Then God was calling them out of Russia before the Communist takeover of land and possessions, sending the men to Siberia to be killed in war. There was no map, only the Lord guiding them to China as that was the land He was to bring them into.The man writing the testimony was born in China and it was his mother that gave testimony to the miracles God did.There is so much more to this story and have not read all of it. But it fits into the reasons why the body of Christ does not join in prayer and worship of the Lord as the first believers. They are too busy with religious programs instituted by men keeping them occupied from the Lord.

Anonymous said...

BB,
Hopefully you will be able to save entire blog or find a way to leave it up. I have had my eyes opened through this blog, and read it several times weekly as I am not finished with the whole seven years! God Bless you and your husband, I will continue to pray for you. Thank you for being obedient to the Lord and I hope this will be a time of refreshing for you.

Debra said...

I used to have a website called Zakiah.net where I shared what I was learning from the Lord. But my computer crashed and there went my writings. My husband is going to try and set up a blog but need to pick the choices they give for a web-style. Wish I could draw up my own. If the Lord wants this to go through then He will have to make it happen. It's been wonderful having BB's blog since there is none like it with topics most would not even go near. We still need the fellowship even if it means on line. It is all in the Lord's hands and I trust that He will lead us to know His will.If the blog is set up I will post the link if BB gives permission to post it on her blog. I pray BB will always be filled with the love of the Lord, to know His mercy and compassion, His goodness and gentle Spirit.

Heather Noelle said...

What would people think about a Facebook page or group for readers of this blog? Something I've thought of the past couple days.

Thanks Debra for posting that website about NPD families. It's very helpful. If you are able to set up another blog, please keep us posted.

Heather

Heather Noelle said...

What would people think about a Facebook page or group for readers of this blog? Something I've thought of the past couple days.

Thanks Debra for posting that website about NPD families. It's very helpful. If you are able to set up another blog, please keep us posted.

Heather

Grammy G said...

Anon-I apologize for the misunderstanding. When I said "Doctrine" I intended it to read man-made doctrines as we're all the other items I mentioned. Man getting his hands in the mix as if God's Word rightly divided was not enough. Hope this clarifies!

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I had a gnawing feeling that this day would come. I for one have never formed a strong part with the community of commenters here but do visit the blog daily, sometimes I even read some of the older material again. BB, I do hope that you do not close this page down it would feel like such a lose, you have been so honest and open that it is hard to feel like one is not loosing a friend. I do hope that your hiatus is indeed time away but not indefinite. Thank you for all you have done, for all the eyes that you have helped open, for all the times your information helped to corroborate what someone else may have concluded through their own research. You will be missed. -Terry-

Anonymous said...

Did you find an answer re downloading your blog? This Google answer might help re how to "Download My Data":
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190

Another google-support page said:

"Is it possible to download my entire blog (all posts) and save to an external hard drive?" - Blogger Help:
https://support.google.com/blogger/forum/AAAAY7oIW-wbDqQ3E523mo/?hl=en
[...]
When you back up your blog, you get an .xml file of the posts and comments:
--Sign in to Blogger.
--Select the blog to back up.
--In the left menu, click Settings > Other.
--In the "Import & back up" section, click Back up Content > Save to your computer.
--To save a copy of your blog's template, go to the left menu, select Template and click Backup/restore.
[...]

Debra said...

My husband will work on the web blog today. But wanted to share this thought. As we stand as believers and we are faced with opposition, false or phony believers, imposters, abusers and those who have the god of this world as their true father... we must remember God's Holy Spirit is greater in us than they that are in the world. We don't stand prideful in that just an acknowledgment of who we are and who we belong to. Our flesh may say these are against me but God says no they are against me and I will contend with them. Imagine a parent who comes out to defend their child from bullies. I never really experienced having a good father so it was difficult to understand for years after becoming a believer. Then when I finally knew how much God loved me I knew His righteous indignation against those who would hurt me was always present. Our strength is in the Lord and knowing that we can rise up and not shrink back to our enemies. I think of Nehemiah when his enemies were persuading him to talk, Nehemiah shunned them. Nehemiah 6:2-3 2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
We need to not be drawn in by abusers. They want to stop the work God is doing in our lives. Nehemiah had a strong confidence in God. His faith caused him to build the wall for Jerusalem. I believe there are many Nehemiah's right here on this blog. God will call each of us to accomplish whatever work He sets for us to do. Prayer is a great work and the most important of all.

Debra said...

I like this intro on http://housechurch.com/ according to what the church of Jesus Christ should look like.

Anonymous said...

"What would people think about a Facebook page or group for readers of this blog?"

With all division on this blog, I'll pass on that one.

Debra said...

I'm hoping I can have a webpage up by the end of this week. We are all learning from God's Holy Spirit and it is an exciting time as we are needing to really walk by faith. This is what God intended for us all along. I love how He cares for us as our Father. He knows when we are ready to walk and not crawl, He knows when there is danger ahead and warns us, He takes us by the hand and lets us walk knowing that He is carefully watching our steps so we don't fall. Jesus called his disciples children then cooked breakfast for them. When we find ourselves struggling with something as the disciples did trying to catch fish all night, we have to remember God sees our struggles. He is not distant nor indifferent. He wants to reveal His character to us through these times and we may be surprised as His disciples were when they received above and beyond their expectations. Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us

John 21 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

Anonymous said...

Grammy G,

Yes, that does clarify things. Thank you for the apology and explaining. It shows your humility- fruit of the Spirit. May God bless you and keep you and continue to shine His light through you.

Debra said...

If any others want to set up a blog then we can have more than one place to fellowship. Each person has their gifts God has given to them and that is what the body of Christ is all about. One may function more like a watchman, others a merciful place or refuge. We all can use discernment when reading any material presented.

Once the blog is online I want to post on this subject of Russia's new law.
Was reading on Huffington post (just for reference not approval): Russia passed a bill in 2016 called Named “Yarovaya law” after its author, United Russia member Irina Yarovaya, the package of amendments allegedly aims to crack down on potential terror activity and extremism. From Christianity today: Russia's Newest Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church Update (July 8): This week, Russian president Vladimir Putin approved a package of anti-terrorism laws that usher in tighter restrictions on missionary activity and evangelism.

Despite prayers and protests from religious leaders and human rights advocates, the Kremlin announced Putin’s approval yesterday. The amendments, including laws against sharing faith in homes, online, or anywhere but recognized church buildings, go into effect July 20.

teshuvahmusic said...

Anon (Terry), same here. I've rarely participated in comments, but have been following the blog for years and it has been a real source of strength and insight for me as I developed my own discernment. So many "discernment" sites out there are run by fakers or people with an agenda. Not BB.

Debra said, "This is not bitterness, it is wisdom to know who is our enemy and not let them in." AMEN!!! Detaching from the evil ones in our midst (families, fellowships, workplace) who would try to suck the life out of us is a part of discernment that's overlooked!

teshuvahmusic said...

BB, I got your email and will try to respond this week as able.

The marvelous thing about your journey, to me, is that whereas many people exit fundamentalism into atheism, agnosticism, a cult, or another false denomination, you have already been down those roads and seen where they lead. So the only place left for you to run is further into the arms of our Savior and Abba Himself. I think He has so much ahead for you, relief, freedom, blessing.

I concur with whoever suggested having a forum for fellowship. But, not sure how/where that could be set up. Having a moderator would be really important.

teshuvahmusic said...

BB, I got your email and will try to respond this week as able.

The marvelous thing about your journey, to me, is that whereas many people exit fundamentalism into atheism, agnosticism, a cult, or another false denomination, you have already been down those roads and seen where they lead. So the only place left for you to run is further into the arms of our Savior and Abba Himself. I think He has so much ahead for you, relief, freedom, blessing.

I concur with whoever suggested having a forum for fellowship. But, not sure how/where that could be set up. Having a moderator would be really important.

Debra said...

Finally got the website together. Will continue to post more. Feel free to leave your comments. http://The-free-ecclesia.com