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    The Whole Law

    “Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 18:5) The absolute holiness of God is emphasized throughout the book of Leviticus, and this is the standard for all those created in His image. This is made clear, beyond question, when today’s verse is quoted in the New Testament: &... More...View the full article
  3. I grew up with Cameron and sadly attended the Baptist School his parents led for some time. This does not surprise many of us, due to the sick and twisted idealogies we were subjected to as children.
  4. Saved41199

    The Morality Behind Christian Women Wearing Pants

    The way I'm built, they're ALL form-fitting. If I want to try to hide what's in front, I might as well wear a tent. I don't wear low cut but there's absolutely NO question I am a woman. Yes, men wear pants...however, in certain situations, it's a safety matter. And, if I AM wearing pants, it's still pretty obvious I am a woman. Women's pants are cut quite differently from men's pants. I cannot wear pants that are cut for men. They just do not fit right. I'm short, on the chubby side, and it isn't hard to figure out I'm female from the back or the front. For the record, I wear dresses/skirts and tops most of the time. I will not swim in a public pool or a beach. Any time I'm wearing shorts/tank tops, I'm inside my home. I get dressed for church. I don't normally wear make up or jewelry other than my wedding rings. My hair is to my waist. However, in the days when I was walking around construction sites, I wore the appropriate personal protective equipment including jeans, workboots, reflective vest, hard hat, etc
  5. Some of the points you mention above never get stale. I think it would be worthwhile to appear in another thread for Bible inputs, discussion and questions. Such as...home leadership & responsibilities, and best practice for counseling, etc. These things need to be refreshed frequently. We are in the cross hairs of Satan and his demons every minute. I've heard some things from Paul's epistles on these subjects but would love to hear them again. I hope you start a thread.
  6. We probably all remember Jimmy Swaggart's apology on TV. I don't agree with the Churches of God but, I don't believe it was helpful for any ministry. I missed the video but, Satan and his hoard of demons are attacking more fervently every day; he is after every testimony and every testifier. It is difficult for men, women, and children as the Day of Christs return draws nearer. In this flesh we all know we must be careful lest we fall.
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  8. Rosie

    "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Rejoice, regoice rejoice......
  9. heartstrings

    Repentance What is it?

    I found a Greek word :) "Metanoia" First of all, God "repents" but He doesn't "repent". Exodus 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. 1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent. Two applications of a word, same meaning.(Right Brother Markle?)I don't know Greek, but from reading many occurrences of the word "repent" in the KJB, I've come to believe that "repent" means, basically, to "turn from" or "turn against". Thus, in Exodus 32:14, God "turned from" the evil (bad stuff) that he was going to do to His people. Why? Because Moses interceded(which is what God wanted in the first place). But in 1 Samuel we find that God doesn't "repent" which just means is that God has no sin, no mistakes, no failures etc. to "turn from" or "against". God is pure, holy, and has no need for that. Then there is the question of the place in Genesis where God says "it repenteth me that I have made man'. Some people say that meant God "changed His mind" or "regretted" making man. But I don't believe God has any regrets because He doesn't make mistakes. No, If you look at the verse, it doesn't say there that "God repented": it says "it repenteth me". I think that phrase is saying that "my creation has "turned against me". Correct me if I'm wrong. Back to your question, though, I can speak from experience, that I "turned against" sin and self and "turned to" Jesus. It's like some have said, "you just do an about face". it's not a step one, step two, step three thing to get saved. God, in His love and mercy, made salvation incredibly simple. And "repentance" in salvation IS part of "faith"; the two are inseparable.
  10. Yes, I was taught this soon after I was saved 32 years ago, but it doesn't hurt to remind us all from time to time. I remember, when i had a bus ministry, always having my wife with me. There was one time, when a woman wanted me to take her home during service, so I had someone else ride with us. When I do VBS, I always make certain another adult is with me when I'm with the kids. And it's not that I have any proclivities for kids, it's just that it doesn't look good and you never want to leave the door open for an accusation or doubt in anyone's mind. My Wife an I are sometimes scheduled to keep the nursery and I do the same there. I was once in a Sunday School room and everyone walked out for a few minutes, leaving me alone with a young woman; I got up and walked out too. Of course this is not jist for pastors and other leaders. But the point is, no adult(male or female) should be alone with the opposite sex or with other people's kids.
  11. Safeguards such as these should be taught as part of the normal teaching routine of our churches. This teaching is not novel or new, it is part of proper Bible study. Pastors that neglect to preach and teach things of this nature are not preaching the whole Word of God. I remember as a young Christian learning this and making it a part of my belief system on a personal scale. I was taught that this kind of behavior on the part of both men and women was paramount and never to be neglected. It is not just for church staff, but should be practiced by all Christians, both male and female. I do know that this kind of thing is not always convenient and can be cumbersome at times. But it really doesn't take much effort to ask another church member to be present when we are brought into a situation were we might have to be alone with either someone of the opposite sex or children, including teens. Also this kind of safeguard should not be confined to church buildings and church members. It is vitally important that this be a prerequisite for witnessing door to door. Going out two by two is Scriptural by Biblical example. We never know who is going to answer the door and it can be dangerous, both morally as well as personally if we are alone in situations such as this. This should come naturally to church members, we should not even have to give it conscious thought, it should be an automatic response to situations that could have any tendency to bring reproach on our testimony or person.
  12. Individuals. ( James 1:14) But the church can put safeguards in place. First admit that all men (and women) are sexual beings. Stop isolating pastors and preachers from the congregation by considering them to be "God's annointed"(because all saved individuals are anointed)and quit fearing to question them or hold them accountable. Trust no man. Let all pastors, preachers and any other church leaders know this and make it known publicly that you require leaders to have someone with them at all times when with a member of the opposite sex. And, really, stop the "counseling" stuff with females. If a female needs counseling, set her up to meet with a Godly older woman (Titus 2:3-5) As far as the congregation goes, stop teaching that men are to be "leaders" in the home. They're not. The Bible uses words like "rule", "head", "authority" for men and the home and by trying to be "politically correct" you're just conforming to the world. The Bible calls BOTH the husband and the wife to be, effectively, leaders. Why? Because if the wife is failing spiritually, the husband can "win" her by loving and honoring her and, likewise, if the husband is doing poorly spiritually the wife can bring him back in line by "submitting" and living Godly before him. (1 Peter 3:1-7) Teach the women to honor and respect their husbands and, back to the sexual thing, teach BOTH husband and wife that temptation can be averted/controlled by not "defrauding". (1 Corinthians 7:1-5} 1 Corintians 7: 1Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. Some like to let the men have it with both barrels on Father's Day; but I dare them to try preaching things like "submission", "authority", "rule" and "reverence" on Mother's Day. That would certainly be a shake-up. Actually, you SHOULD honor the Mothers on Mother's Day AND the Fathers on Father's day. There are around 150 other Sundays, Sunday nights and Wednesday nights during the year to do the other and when Paul did it, he spoke to BOTH at the same time and by doing that, Paul let us know that we're all in this thing together!. What can happen if we could do that simple thing and quit putting the men, the patriarchs of the home, down like the WORLD does? We can see wives respecting their husbands more and husbands loving their wives more and we can see LESS temptation happening in our churches. Just by simply doing it the Bible way, we can see a lot less homes and lives destroyed.
  13. swathdiver

    Is Time To Talk Impeaching Trump

    What does that mean? I sometimes walk in the spirit but do not consider myself a spiritual person. I know some Catholic women who are very spiritual though and quite a few leftists and communists who also consider themselves spiritual. What parallels do we see between President Trump and the Old Testament?
  14. swathdiver

    Oil all gone in 30 years, what next?

    The Iranians are using nuclear technology for the express purpose of destroying Israel. America and or Israel should bomb them forthwith. We need more reactors in the United States and at sea powering our capitol warships. What if anything does God's Word say on this topic? That's what really matters.
  15. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26) John wrote his detailed discourses of Jesus (almost half of the verses in John’s gospel consist of His words) approximately 50 years after Christ spoke them, y... More...View the full article
  16. tooldtocare

    Is Time To Talk Impeaching Trump

    That is not true. Your opinion is very important as is everyone else's who post their thoughts here and elsewhere. In my view.
  17. tooldtocare

    Oil all gone in 30 years, what next?

    I totally agree, nuclear is our future energy source. . To get the fuel to fire up a nuclear reactor requires lots of centrifuges. I believe that is why Iran's centrifuges were not destroyed. The world needs all the centrifuges we can make to make the needed fuel to run the world's nuclear reactors. In my view
  18. DaveW

    Is Time To Talk Impeaching Trump

    I was just wondering, so thanks for your answer. Fair question, seeing as this is primarily a "spiritual" themed forum, and you have only posted on political stuff. And further, your comments are politics are not always accurate. You state in categorical terms that "...he will abolish the two-term limit and appoint himself as the prime master leader for life...…." This is NOT EVEN A POSSIBILITY for any president - for you to state this is such terms is a misleading way of representing him as far worse than he is actually ABLE TO BE. Now, this may be his desire, although I have never heard any report of such, but even that does not change the FACT - it is not possible for him to do, and you are thusly misrepresenting him in the WORST POSSIBLE TERMS on this matter. Is it acceptable for you to do plainly what you accuse him of doing? Is it OK for you, but not OK for him? I am no great fan of Trump, but I do like to see people being treated fairly, and what you have posted here is neither balanced, nor fair to Trump, and it is certainly not all truthful. But then again, I actually do care very little about it - he is not my president, I had no say in his appointment, he does not directly influence any of my life, I will have no say as to who replaces him, or when he is replaced, and my opinion is worth absolutely nothing in the whole scheme of things - I am not involved in his presidency in any way.
  19. tooldtocare

    Is Time To Talk Impeaching Trump

    I am a spiritual person and that is why I am here. Having said that I can walk and chew gum at the same time. I have a deep interest in the Old Testament and the people He was talking to during this period of time. On a second front, Trump's pathological lying is another thing I am interested in. Hope you don't mind.
  20. tooldtocare

    Is Time To Talk Impeaching Trump

    This I do pray for But in Trump's case, He is God! lol It may have been true when you made that post but time moves on as do the facts. I honestly believe trump will be impeached. If by then he refuses to resign Congress will say-- ------YOU ARE FIRED------------
  21. HappyChristian

    Whats for Supper...

    Oh, that looks tasty! Tonight is church, so dinner is kind of a hunt-and-peck. Hubs finished off the KFC. My niece ate a bowl of chili. I had a cheese sandwich. My mom ate soup earlier. So, we're all fed and ready to head to church.
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  23. 2bLikeJesus

    Bible College

    What Bible College did you attend? Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA (Now Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK) Did you graduate? What was your Major Did not graduate. Missions major. What years did you attend? 1981 through 1982. What did you like best about the college? Huge missions focus while Dr. Jack Baskin was president. I also had the best ever Old Testament studies professor who was a converted Jew and was a Rabbi for 20 years. It was unbelievable how to was able to put flesh on the OT for us! What did you least like about the college? At that time they were in leadership upheaval which ultimately lead to the closure of the campus. I have no idea how Heartland Baptist Bible College compares. PCBBC was BBF (Baptist Bible Fellowship). Would you recommend that school now? Not until I learn more about Heartland Baptist Bible College. I did get some first hand feedback on their music standards though and I was pleased to hear that they have resisted the worlds CCM. In your opinion, did the school properly train you for the ministry? I only attended 6 terms. The bible knowledge I was able to receive has served me well for over 36 years now.
  24. 2bLikeJesus

    "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban Rosie for not rejoicing but banning me on my return! John 14:28 (KJV) 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice,
  25. BroMatt

    Whats for Supper...

    Today, dinner was.....
  26. How would one go about doing that? Is this a problem with the church or individuals? I'm not talking about cover-ups, but the sin itself.
  27. Heading off to the airport to go pick up my wife. Man did I miss her. 

    1. DaveW


      A man without his wife is not whole.

      I always miss my wife when we are apart - we often text each other throughout the day on normal work days...…..

    2. heartstrings


      The last time my wife was away for a few days, she put her huge teddy bear in the bed. I texted her to show how happy I was. It was a fake smile.


  28. Invicta

    Whats for Supper...

    I had chicken and sage and onion sandwich. KFC is not my favourite.
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