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  • Unmarried/Married Pastors, Bishops, Elders or Deacons (continued)

    I revisited the original thread on this subject and found that it is now "closed to further replies," so I thought I would continue it here.  I was hoping to get more input on the subject, as I am still finding conflicting information.  Explanations for both views - pastors being required to be married and pastors not being required to be married - have persuasive arguments.  I am interested in hearing from more of the pastors on this issue. Additionally, I am interested in hearing abo

    Brother Stafford
    Brother Stafford
    Forums For Independent Baptists 2

    Where did Jesus go when he died, hell burning with fire or paradise?

    Where did Jesus go when he died, hell burning with fire or paradise? 

    mbkjpreacher
    mbkjpreacher
    Biblical Issues 52

    Too Early for the Annual Halloween Argume,...er, Discussion Topic?

    So, shall we have a friendly chat on Halloween, and its keeping/rejecting? Or maybe expand it to a discussion on ALL holidays?  What are some thoughts out there?  

    Ukulelemike
    Ukulelemike
    General Chats 7
  • "The Gathering of the Nation of Israel"

    As the prophet Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Hosea prophesied, one day, the Good Shepherd, the Lord Jesus, will gather the remnant of the Jewish race, back to the land of Israel. The gathering of the nation of Israel, as prophesied by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 24:29-31, will exceed the gathering of the children of Israel by Moses as recorded in the book of Exodus. The gathering of the children of Israel from Egypt by Moses will pale in comparison to the gathering of the children of Israel by the Lord J

    Alan
    Alan
    Alan 4

    UNASHAMED: Romans 1:16-17

    This is my first sermon and would like some feedback. I am looking for feedback on the content of the sermon i.e. were there any error's in my teaching, doctrinal issues, etc. I am more concerned with preaching truth than how I look and sound. My pastor was pleased with the content and so was my grandfather who has been an independent baptist pastor for 50 years. I take them at their word but I would like feedback from other folks. https://youtu.be/X_ygaJ-Mf8E?t=2441  

    Chase Tallent
    Chase Tallent
    Devotionals 5

    Critical Truths About The Scriptures Everyone Should Know

    Critical Truths About The Scriptures Everyone Should Know Introduction This message is entitled "Critical Truths About the Scriptures Everyone Should Know." These critical truths will be taught through an historical drama told from the Old Testament. The main characters of our historical drama are little known or not known at all. Allow me to introduce them to you. First, there is the prophet Jeremiah. He is sometimes called “the weeping prophet” because of his tears that he she

    DoctorDaveT
    DoctorDaveT
    DoctorDaveT's Sermons 1

    Causes of A National Fall of Greatness - A Look At Deuteronomy 4

    Causes of A National Fall of Greatness A Look At Deuteronomy 4 Deut 4:1-9 Introduction In addition to the rise and fall of many civilizations historically addressed by the Holy Bible, two writers conducted research on the history of Rome and Athens Greece, in attempts to discover if there is a general or specific cause for their fall. It is interesting to compare the findings of these two authors on these TWO different civilizations. I. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

    DoctorDaveT
    DoctorDaveT
    DoctorDaveT's Sermons 2

    Cain: A Model For Modern Christians

    Why is it that many Christians today seem to be following and serving God but do not seem to be blessed by God and in the end fail and fall away? Cain is a perfect example of Why.... Outwardly he appeared to be a Model Christian. He Sacrificed to God, God spoke to him and he spoke to God. He asked for forgiveness and obtained mercy from God, and people saw God's mark on him. So why did he fail? In this message we discuss the reason why he and many apparent "Godly" Christians like him fall away f

    John Young
    John Young
    Devotionals 1

    How can I get to Heaven ?

    Answer YES OR NO to these simple questions    How can I get to heaven by going to church ? By giving money to the poor   By giving money to your church   By memorizing a certain prayer  By repetition of a single prayer   By trying not to be a bad person   BY not eating a certain meat  By Obeying the ten commandments   By living a drug free life   BY not smoking or drinking alcohol   By having a bible in your home   By getting bapti

    E Morales
    E Morales
    Devotionals 31
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    • This is the official Online Baptist voting poll. If you need another option added to the poll, just let me know. Then media loves pols (when it favors them), but I think they will ignore our poll. 😂
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    • Being part of a small church we always seem to have some sort of distraction. While in a larger church some distractions may not be all that noticeable, smaller churches they become a bigger distraction. 

      Our service yesterday started off like it normally does  and everything was going along as planned. My daughter was scheduled to sing the special right before the preaching. We had a guest speaker Jonathan Lyons the VP for Missions for Forgotten Peoples with us. 

      In the middle of my daughters special, I noticed a gentlemen coughing a little, then it keep getting louder and more frequent. Then the gentlemen next to him started doing the same thing. I didnt think too much of it as he was offered a cough drop. Then it slowly started overcoming more and more people in our auditorium. I saw my staff frantically moving around trying to figure out what is going on. Next thing I know nearly everyone is in tears coughing and choking. I then suddenly stopped the special and instructed everyone to leave the auditorium to figure out what was going on.

      Apparently one of out bus kids was playing with my daughters keys in which there is a pepper spray attached to the chain. Well, he opened it and accidentally sprayed some in the air.  

      We're thankful everyone is okay and now the joke is that the pastor (me) is tried to poison the church.  

      Those watching out live stream were so confused as to what was going on. Definitely never a dull moment at Highpoint. 

      I think I missed the class in Bible College on how to handle this situation. 
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    • A 4 page letter was taped to the door of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, ordering the California mega-church to shut its doors. The reason? They were in violation of the law for holding indoor worship service, and they will be fined $5,000 for each day they are open. 

      The church was accused of holding indoor services, failing to ensure that speakers wore face masks and singing. 

      This no longer is about health, but power in the government. The link bellow Pastor Trieber talks about the letters nailed to the door. He starts around the 4:50 mark.

       

      https://www.facebook.com/NorthValley/videos/1248618538812764/

       
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    • I have recently heard from many people that "People were saved by looking forward to the cross before and looking back at it after". I have also noticed that the majority of people who have said this were Calvinists. Since the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ was obviously not the focus of Abraham's Faith in Romans 4, how do you construct a view of the Bible without considering the dispensation of the scripture you are reading? In other words, what scripture do people use to defend this view of looking forward to the cross? I understand that the Bible starts speaking of a Messiah to come in Genesis, but I do not think Jesus' disciples understood fully what was going on, and they were with Him. In Luke 24

      13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

      14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

      15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

      16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

      17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

      18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

      19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

      20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

      21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

      22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

      23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

      24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

      25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

      26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

      27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

      So how were Abraham, Noah, David or others to know this? 

      Does anyone believe that people before Christ were saved by Faith in Christ alone?

      Would love some help and clarification here, Thank You! 
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    • Dr. Rebekah "Beka" Horton died Saturday, June 27. Here is the link to her obituary.

      While not known as a Baptist, there are few Americans who have influenced the Baptist movement as much as Dr. Beka Horton. She was part of the duo that helped to put Christian schools on the map in America with the A Beka Book Christian School curriculum, and later, Home school curriculum. She, with her husband, started Pensacola Christian School, eventually becoming Pensacola Chrisitian Academy, Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola Theological Seminary, Rejoice radio, and several other ministries, besides the largest Christian textbook ministry in America (A Beka Book).

      Her funeral will be held on the campus of Pensacola Christian College Wednesday, July 1, at 10:30 Central Time. If you are interested in viewing the livestream, you can visit this link for more information.
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