Protestantism/Spirtually

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I was wonder if a person who prays but never has Jesus talk to them could possibly be saved? I feel there is something wrong with this picture because Jesus speaks to me. I would never want to judge anyone.

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Thank you Norma for your question.I will try to answer this question the way I plan on answering them all; that is, I'll give you a quick, short answer,as the Holy Spirit leads me. If you feel you need more information, then send me a follow up question.
Norma, as I pray myself for the answer, we both can see the importance of praying. I'm glad Jesus speaks to you, as every saved person will experience this.I agree with you that there is something wrong with a picture of someone praying and not hearing from God.As you said, you would not want to judge anyone, but we all can be 'fruit inspectors". I would say it would be very difficult to be saved and not ever hear Jesus speak. I personally believe he spoke to me a few times well before I was saved, but I didn't even pray to Him. That was just His way of telling me to come to Him. It took a while, but this prideful sinner finally did, and it was the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me.

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Barney McNeill

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I can answer questions about the Bible and Christianity, especially as it pertains to evangelical Bible Belt Protestantism. I listen very well to God to give me discernment. I will not be able to answer questions along the lines of pre-tribulation, mid and post, and questions the like about Calvinism and the Reformation. Those are not questions that particularly interest me. I will be different in that I will be coming straight from the Bible Belt, an area many think is the strongest area of Christianity in America.I will answer very quickly when I am available, and it probably will be short and to the point. I will seek to find answers outside my discernment when it is found necessary.

Experience

You will be conversing with a fairly new Christian, as I've been saved for only 14 years, although I am a senior citizen. Let's just say Leviticus 25 and the Jubilee was very real to me! My jubilee has continued ever since that time. I have studied the Bible extensively for the last 14 years.I have been outreach director, Sunday school teacher, started a singing ministry at nursing homes, housing projects, etc., and I am the only distibutor of a Christian-based free publication in my city. I have been doing this for the past 12 years.I also have had 8 years experience of being on Christian radio.

Organizations
I currently am the founder of a local Christian Alliance that seeks to stand up about our losing our Christian values, and to spread God's message in these last days before it's too late. This organization is for those looking for a non-traditional church experience, but also solicits church members from all evangelical churches to work together to see these goals come to fruition. I have been doing this for the past 10 years.

Education/Credentials
BS degree. I have completed several Bible-based courses such as Experiencing God and Celebrate Recovery, which is Rick Warren's 12 step Christian ministry.

Past/Present Clients
I am a volunteer chaplain at a local hospital. I am finishing up my 2nd year. I see about 15 patients every week.

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