Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We are back on Track

It has been a long time since our last post. Hopefully with this new year, we can keep you informed a little better.

We celebrated our 5th Anniversary in December 2011. And although we were down a temperer a week for before Christmas, we managed to survive our busiest season and get as much chocolate out as possible. In fact, the shelves were bare! It took us nearly 2 weeks to get back up to full stock in the case and our extras. We still need to restock on some Jelly Belly jelly beans and the chocolate covered berries.

We have added several flavors since we last posted, and have a new flavor key to put in our boxes. I would tell you check out our website.. .but it is being updated. So keep checking back to www.stlawrencechocolates.com for updates.

Last summer we had some professional photographs taken for us by Kathyrn Deuel. We'll be sure to post more as time goes by. And we are regularly posting to facebook at St. Lawrence Chocolates as well. So be sure to "like" us there as well.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we have some beautiful chocolate heart boxes... I'll post more about those in the next sessions.
Chocolate wishes
Ellen

2 comments:

Shelby said...

We will be home mid February for a visit and will have to stop by. I still think your chocolates are the best around and I love the sugar shack best :) There is a chocolate store on the same street I work on and while its "good", it's not yours and I have only been there twice in the last 15 months!

Steve Finnell said...

SALVATION WITHOUT FORGIVENESS

Is it possible to be saved without having your sins forgiven? Was Saul saved by faith alone before his sins were forgiven?

If Saul was saved on the road to Damascus, then he was saved without having his sins forgiven.

Saul believed in Jesus on the road Damascus, but his sins were forgiven three days later in Damascus
Act 9:1-19......9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank....

Saul sins were forgiven in Damascus, three days later, not on the road to Damascus.
Acts 22:1-16.....10 And I said, 'What shall I do Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.'.......16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins,calling on His name!

Saul was not saved by faith only. Saul was saved by believing and being baptized in water.

Jesus did not establish faith only salvation on the road to Damascus. Jesus confirmed what He already had said "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved"... (Mark 16:16)

You cannot be saved unless your sins have been forgiven.

In order to support the doctrine of faith only men have offered many reasons why the Scriptures cannot be trusted.
REASONS.
1. The Bible is not the inerrant word of God, it has many errors and contradictions.
2. You have to be a Greek scholar to understand the Bible. If you understand the original Greek language, then you would know water baptism is not essential for forgiveness of sins.
3. You need to use extra-Biblical writings to understand the plan of salvation.
4. The Bible has been mistranslated, therefore men are saved by faith only and not the way it is presented in the Bible.

If God is not smart enough to give men an accurate translation of His plan for salvation and Christian living, then why would anyone trust in Him for salvation or for anything else.

God has given us His plan of salvation in many translations, in different languages. You do not have to know Greek.You do not have to have a Greek dictionary. You do have to be Greek. If men had to be able to read and understand original Greek to understand the Bible, then all Bibles would be in Greek.

GOD IS INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO GUIDE MEN TO GIVE A TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE IN THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU READ! JUST READ IT AND BELIEVE IT.

Men are not saved by faith only and there is no verse of Scripture that states men are saved by faith only. Men are saved by faith, but not by faith only.

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