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  2. Brother Stafford

    Witnessing to Catholics

    Hello all, Does anyone know of any good literature on how to witness to Catholics? I was raised Catholic myself, but I never really bought into their doctrines and stopped going when I was about 15, so I guess I never had to be broken of Catholic brainwashing like many people who have been in it their entire lives may need to. I am planning to move to Mexico when my parents pass away and I know it is dripping with Catholicism down there.
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  4. RSS Robot

    The Sin of the Devil

    “Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.” (Exodus 18:11) This is the first mention in the Bible of the sin of pride, and it appropriately refers to the primeval sin of the “gods”—that is, the supposed deities of the heathen. Led by Lucifer, a great host of th... More...View the full article
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    Why Did Christ Die?

    “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) This passage is often considered the defining passage of the gospel, stating the great truth that Christ died for o... More...View the full article
  7. HappyChristian

    Have severe iron deficiency

    Make sure you eat your veggies, too. Spinach is loaded with iron.
  8. Roselove

    Have severe iron deficiency

    My husband has one, I will let him know about this! We’ve never gotten around to using it, for some reason! And I will try to find someone who does natural medicine if I have to, right now I’m trying to do a lower carb diet, with fruits (where most of the carbs in my diet are coming from). I read about a lot of fruit that had good amounts of iron and that clams had a lot! I bought some cans of them at the store, today. I hope they taste good! Lol 😹
  9. So hello friends in Christ.  I have been attending a Baptist church.  I am saved and baptised.

     

    I dont understand why dancing is bad. As we are to dance unto the Lord.

    I dont understand drums and why they are bad.   

     

    I dont understand my praise christian music is bad.  I feel the Holy Spirit in these songs.  Not all.

     

    Any help?

     

    1. BroMatt

      BroMatt

      Welcome to Online Baptist. Feel free to open a topic on any of these discussions using the forums and we'd love to talk about them. Dancing, drums, and praise music is not wrong in itself, but each one can be. Open a thread and lets see what the Bible says.

  10. HappyChristian

    Have severe iron deficiency

    Just be careful with the natural stuff, Rose. We use natural products as often as we can (and I totally agree with Jim), but even those can cause issues. Since you have two problems (and they could actually be tied together, as thyroid problems cause a host of other issues), maybe think about going to a naturopathic doctor. Do you use cast iron skillets? If not, you might want to consider getting some. Cooking with them is actually a great source of getting iron into your body. Praying.
  11. Jim_Alaska

    How to Understand Revelation and Daniel

    Bro. Scott, I son't believe that if he were still here he could provide any further argument in addition to what he has already provided time and time again. Saying the same thing over and over just doesn't make it so, especially when what he has declared has been proven wrong at every turn. I myself would not go as far as declaring him a false teacher, simply because he is not a teacher of any form. But I would say without any hesitation that he has been and still is seriously deluded and/or misled. Whether this is something he learned by listening to others or something he arrived at by himself I do not know. I tend to lean toward him being self taught, simply because of the ridiculous nature of many of his arguments. I have never personally heard this kind of teaching from any kind of Baptist. So post on brother, it will be good information to any future folks who stumble upon this thread. Besides, most of this is really deep stuff that most people never get to hear preached simply because so few pastors are knowledgeable enough.
  12. Pastor Scott Markle

    How to Understand Revelation and Daniel

    Well, I am now at somewhat of an advantage, since Brother D has been kicked out of the forum and can no longer respond with any counter arguments. Nevertheless, for the sake of the audience, I do believe that some matters should be brought to a form of conclusion. Even so, I shall yet post a few additional postings to this thread. I did NOT make a "that generation" argument. Rather, as per my posting above, I made a "THIS generation" argument. I just made certain that we recognized ALL of the possibilities for the grammatical usage of the demonstrative pronoun "this," rather than just the one which supports my personal agenda. No, I do not think that there is any complication at all, because I understand that our Lord's prophecy revealed the judgment against Jerusalem in 70 AD, as well as a judgment against the whole world sometime in the future. Now, for the details on this matter, I shall be presenting another posting that provides the time-line of events as prophesied by our Lord in Matthew 24-25, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Indeed, that temple which was destroyed in 70 AD cannot be destroyed again. Thus I believe that a third temple shall be built. First, it is not hard to imagine Christians being beaten in Jewish synagogues today. Second, the requirement of "significant numbers" is NOT provided in these passages of Scripture. Third, Matthew 24:9 simply presents this as follows -- "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake." Not at all hard to image that Christians will be afflicted and killed even today, nor that they shall be hated of all nations for Christ's name's sake. Mark 13:9 presents this as a three-fold matter -- "But take heed to yourselves: [1] for they shall deliver you up to counsils; AND [2] in synagogues ye shall be beaten: AND [3] ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them." As long as any part of this is still occurring, this prophesy can still be considered to be in effect. So then, even if I were to concede that it is hard to image Christians being beaten in Jewish synagogues, it is not at all hard to image Christians being brought before counsels, rulers, and kings in persecution for Christ's name's sake. In like manner, Luke 21:12 also presents this as a three-fold matter of persecution -- "But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, [1] delivering you up to the synagogues, AND [2] into prisons, [3] being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake." No sir, not at all hard to image Christians being persecuted and imprisoned by various kings and rulers today. Grammatical and contextual precision in Bible study is NOT "quibbling." Rather, it is the very manner for "rightly dividing" God's Holy Word of Truth. The desolation of Jerusalem did indeed occur in 70 AD, just as our Lord Jesus Christ prophesied in Luke 21:20; and the oppression of Jerusalem and the children of Israel by the Gentiles continues unto this day, just as our Lord Jesus Christ prophesied in Luke 21:24. (By the way, the phrase "times [plural] of the Gentiles indicates an extended series of generational (or larger) time periods. Even so, this very phrase itself indicates contextually that our Lord Jesus Christ was not speaking about the generation standing before Him through the phrase "this generation" in Luke 21:32.) Furthermore, I am not seeking simply to define "what constitutes an abomination." Rather, I am seeking to define what constitutes "the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet." That is a more specific abomination than just any abomination, as per our Lord Jesus Christ's own declaration. (By the way, the fact that Brother D did not even make reference unto Daniel's prophecies concerning the abomination of desolation reveals something about the type of Bible student that he was -- or was not.) Finally, I am not aware of ANY historical source which indicates that Titus stood in the temple claiming to be God, just before the destruction of the temple. If Brother D were still here, I would request his historical source for this claim. If he had provided one or more, I would certainly have considered it. If he did not provide at least one, we would be left with simply taking his personal declaration as a valid authority -- something that I myself simply WOULD NOT be willing to do. 1) Actually, swords were used in battles over and against Jerusalem for hundreds of years after 70 AD. Furthermore, swords are still used at times as weapons in the battles and skirmishes of the middle east. Finally, "swords" is representative of any and all forms of weapon. 2) And they are still scattered across the whole world, as per our Lord's prophesy in Luke 21:24 - because "the times of the Gentiles" has not yet come to its fulfilled conclusion. 3) Oh, but Jerusalem most certainly IS still being "trodden down" with oppression unto this very day. Actually, throughout the centuries since the first century, Jerusalem has been fought over and trodden down a great number of times. This is simply a historical FACT. 4) Never said that the times of the Gentiles being fulfilled meant an end to the existence of the Gentiles. Indeed, the fulfillment for the times of the Gentiles IS when the FULNESS of the Gentiles shall come in, as per Romans 11:25, which will lead to the deliverance of ALL the children of Israel, as per Romans 11:26-27. This FULNESS of the Gentiles has NOT YET been completed. As far as the ending of the old covenant from Mount Sinai, that ended at the cross of Christ, not at the destruction of temple in 70 AD. The New Testament/Covenant was established in Christ's shed blood, sacrificial death, miraculous resurrection, and glorious exaltation. When the New Testament/Covenant was thereby established, the old covenant was taken away. 5) By his own acknowledgement, Brother D DOES take some of the prophesy as idiomatic. By my own claim, I take NONE of the prophesy as idiomatic, but as grammatically and contextually precise and literal. Now, Brother D attempts to disparage my claim with the accusation that I only PRETEND to take the chapter literally. Yet his accusation is NOT valid just because he claimed it to be so. Rather, he must provide evidence for the accuracy of his accusation in order for it to be established as having validity; but he is no longer able to do that because he ha been kicked out of the forum. Even so, at the beginning of this posting, I acknowledged my advantage for the remainder of this threads postings.
  13. STAR FOOTBALLERS SAY IT IS A RELIGION (Friday Church News Notes, July s20, 2018, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Brazilian star Pelé, who was voted the greatest footballer of all time, says, “Football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball and treat it like a god” (“Football the universal Religion?” BBC, Jul. 13, 2018). Diego Maradona, voted fifth greatest, agrees. “[F]ootball isn’t a game, nor a sport; it’s a religion.” Scottish footballer and manager Bill Shankly says, “Some people think football’s a matter of life and death. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.” Psychology Today observes that “as religious attendance rates have dropped off in recent decades, interest in sport spectatorship has soared” (“Is Sport a Religion,” Psychology Today , Nov. 11, 2009). BBC recently said, “Football... Read More View the full article
  14. “. . . and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) One marvelous reason for which God has adopted us (Ephesians 1:5), indeed part of the very “calling” to become God’s children, is to fellowship (1 Corinthian... More...View the full article
  15. Roselove

    Have severe iron deficiency

    Thank you, I will definitely look into that! I always believe natural medicines, are the best! I appreciate your prayers!!
  16. Roselove

    Saved in 3 tenses?

    Thank you, I appreciate it!
  17. Jim_Alaska

    I have a request

    Prayers still coming.
  18. HappyChristian

    I have a request

    The test went well. But I have to wait for results. And hubs is doing a good job cutting out the sugar and carbs.
  19. Jim_Alaska

    Have severe iron deficiency

    Thyroid problems can be very difficult to deal with. They can also be very difficult to diagnose. Finding a doctor that will seriously consider Thyroid as the culprit for the symptoms they see is a real challenge. Some of the best results of diagnosing and treating Thyroid problems comes from looking to what is called, "alternative medicine" or Holistic, natural medicine as a means to inform yourself. Then taking the information you find and try finding a doctor that will take the information you find seriously enough to investigate further. There are some very specific tests that can be performed to diagnose Thyroid problems, but many doctors either don't believe they work or will not perform them because their training does not include this kind of information. I will certainly add you and this problem to my prayer list Rose. Don't give up, pray diligently and keep looking for answers.
  20. Pastor Scott Markle

    Saved in 3 tenses?

    Sister Rose, First, I shall continue to pray for the settling of your mind on these matters. Remember that the Lord our God has NOT given to us "the spirit of fear," but has given to us the spirit "of power, and of love, and of a SOUND MIND." Remember also that it is this very Spirit, the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, who bears witness with our spirit "that we are the children of God." Second, meditate much upon the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ in John 6:37-40 concerning those who come to Him in faith for salvation, and upon HIS responsibility and power to fulfill those promises in accord with the will of God the Father. Third, I recognize that there are still some outstanding questions in this discussion that I have not yet engaged. Lately I have been focused upon dealing with some false teaching in the forum. Prayerfully I shall be able to reengage this discussion sometime next week.
  21. It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and I have no doubt that more people have been influenced to believe in evolution by artwork than by words. From its inception, Darwinian evolution has been popularized by art. Lying art. THE HORSE SERIES - Most people living during the past 100 years have seen the horse series, which depicts the supposed “evolution” of the horse from a small dog-like creature with four toes to a larger three-toed “horse” to the modern one-toed creature that cowboys and Indians ride in western movies. It must be true, because the chart says so! But as we have seen in this series on “Lying Evolutionary Art,” iconic evolutionary charts often tell lies, and this one tells a whopper. The horse series was developed by Othniel Marsh who discovered 30 different kinds of supposed fossil horses in Wyoming and Nebraska in the 1870s. In 1879, he arranged these in an evolutionary sequence and put them on display at Yale.. Read More View the full article
  22. “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) This is one of the best-loved promises of the Bible, for it is easy to grow weary and faint in our mortal bodies, even when doing the work of the Lord. The answer, we are told,... More...View the full article
  23. DaveW

    Israel attacks U.S.

    The bride, the Lamb's wife, in this instance is absolutely figurative. It is the city that is literal for the angel shows him a fully described city. How about the second part - do you know "Brother D" from another forum by amy chance?
  24. Invicta

    Israel attacks U.S.

    So you don't think the city is symbolic, but you do think the bride is? Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
  25. Roselove

    Have severe iron deficiency

    I found out that I have chronically low iron saturation and ferritin. I have to start iron infusions, next week. I’ve been very tired and haven’t been able to breathe well (although the breathing had gotten a lot better after I prayed hard about it). The Dr. felt my thyroid and said it felt a little enlarged, so I have to get that checked, too. I’m pretty frustrated with that, because from all of my research, thyroid stuff can be very difficult to treat and the meds they put you on, are basically poison.(According to some people that have had to take them). Please pray for my thyroid health/overall health. My iron is low due to very heavy bleeding, caused by a pre-existing disorder that I have. The meds that doctors offer for this aren’t very healthy, either, which is why I don’t take them. I really pray that my iron stays good after the infusions!
  26. Roselove

    Saved in 3 tenses?

    I’ve been struggling a lot, I pray that my mind gets settled about all of this, soon.
  27. DaveW

    Israel attacks U.S.

    Oh for goodness sake - read the description. Revelation 21 9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. The angel measured it out for John. It has the structure described, the wall described, the materials described....... "Oh but you don't build with stuff like that". I really hope you are not going to follow his line of "absurd, so it can't be literal". If God wanted to describe a literal city, how could He have made it more plain? Don't know about you, but My God is well able to build such a city. Do you know this guy from another forum?
  28. Invicta

    Israel attacks U.S.

    A city over 1,000 miles high? It is also a woman, a bride. How can a literal city be a woman? Babylon the Great is also a City and also a woman. The harlot church, Rome and her fellow travellers,
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