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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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WARNING: If you are a member of the Anon Church, and can’t handle what you’ve dished out to other Baptists, this article is going to REALLY offend you! The Anon Church is a group of cyber religious terrorists lead by a convicted sex offender Matthew Coker (convicted for child pornography) -who goes by “Back Row […]b.gif?host=dorightchristians.wordpress.c

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A banned individual can still post?

Auto feed from his site......

I don't think "he" can post, and I would assume if he was to "sly post" through his feed they would cut it. Edited by DaveW
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Wow, great article in the original post link! I admin several facebook groups and have recognized similarities in the accounts of people that later ended up being trolls. They often support people like James White and appear to vehemently hate KJO people like Will Kinney. Some people no doubt think I am paranoid but your article definitely supports my contention that these types of accounts are showing up in various social media ... whether given the Jesuit or the Anon label ... the fact is, this is happening actively.

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It was a great article. Why was James Ach banned? Because he called out who was spreading Calvinism and other heresies? And had the knowledge to defend himself and other supporters against the trolls? Not right. He's very knowledgeable and Biblically correct from everything I've read of his. I always appreciated all the work he would put into his replies and they were always scripturally based and quoted.

IMO banning him was a mistake.    

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It was a great article. Why was James Ach banned? Because he called out who was spreading Calvinism and other heresies? And had the knowledge to defend himself and other supporters against the trolls? Not right. He's very knowledgeable and Biblically correct from everything I've read of his. I always appreciated all the work he would put into his replies and they were always scripturally based and quoted.

IMO banning him was a mistake.    

No, that's not why. And it's done, so let's just move on.

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Polite...eh, he gets his digs in too, he just does not have a "loud" personality.

Respectful....eh, he can sling a few names here and there as well as anybody can...but again, he is "nice" so he gets away with it.

But the REAL prOBlem is that he is advancing a false teaching regarding the Bible - he is a preterist, and he is a-millennial.  His abuse of Scripture is nauseating.

 

hmmm...

 

this reminds of Romans 16:17-18 - it is not the "loud OBnoxious" guy that we have to worry about - they are right up front with what they believe. 

The people the Bible warns us about are the ones who TALK NICE - "through good words and fair speeches." 

 

The Bible is to be taught dogmatically and authoritatively.  Further, Pastors - who by definition are shepherds - are to warn their congregation of the wolves who might try to disguise themselves as sheep.  This means the pastor must NAME NAMES, and put that false teaching in full view for what it is.  There is no "nice" way of doing this. 

Unfortunately, carnal Christians who are more concerned about their "feelings" and about being "nice and polite" view the Shepherd who is protecting his sheep from some slick "wolf in sheep's clothing" as antagonistic and mean.  Jesus Christ was mean and rude toward the false teachers of His day, and the Apostle Paul, Peter, and John warned against the false teachers of their day by naming the names, and telling us what that false teaching was. 

 

I say all that to say this - just because Covenanter is "polite and respectful" does not mean he is RIGHT.  I would rather be RIGHT than be "nice and respectful" if I had the choice.  Preferably, we would like to be BOTH "right" AND "nice and respectful."  BUt if I could only have one side of that equation, then I will take the "right" side any day of the week.

 

I do not say this to be antagonistic toward Covenanter; I say it to show that being "nice and respectful" does not go very far for some of us here, when the "nice and respectful" person is teaching something that is false. 

 

When false teaching is pushed for a very long time, despite many reasonable attempts at refuting said teaching, the false teacher, with all of his "niceties and respectfulness" provokes the good teachers to anger.  Then the carnal "feelings" oriented Christian reacts to the TONE of the person, and dismisses them because they were "mean."  They listen to the "nice" person because he is "nice."  They dismiss all of the Scriptural arguments, and make a decision based on a person's personality and tone of voice. 

 

Sad, but true.  It does happen.

 

I am not accusing anyone here of basing their decisions upon anyone's "tone of voice," but we would be naïve to think that it does not happen.

It does - and all too often.

 

 

 

In Christ,

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It "scares" you that  BIble Believing pastor has convictions about Bible Doctrine??? 

What is scary about that?  It should be NORMAL.  Every Bible Believing Baptist Pastor should be loudly proclaiming Bible Doctrine from the pulpit.  It should not be an anomaly, but normative.

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Come on guys... are we really going to start this all over again? Like OFP mentioned earlier, the mods are working through ideas on how best to handle opposing doctrines. It will take a bit of time to get these implemented - please allow us the time to work on them. (And by that I do not mean ask us again tomorrow!) In the meantime, refrain from questioning mod decisions and try to discuss doctrine instead of fellow users. Please.

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Geneva -- down, back, chill, you're pushing. And don't feel a need to come back nor defend yourself.Remembering that you are on an IFB site with primarily KJVO, pre-mil, non-Calv, members and staff should cause you to think twice about your posts -- especially since you've been skating on thin ice this week.

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Geneva -- down, back, chill, you're pushing. And don't feel a need to come back nor defend yourself.Remembering that you are on an IFB site with primarily KJVO, pre-mil, non-Calv, members and staff should cause you to think twice about your posts -- especially since you've been skating on thin ice this week.

 

Taking my skates off. There.

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Ach may have a genuine grievance with the opponents he is writing about, but what is that to do with this forum? I've looked at his blog & web site & my advice is to stay away. It's not edifying.

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"... refrain from questioning mod decisions... " Is that site policy?

from: Online Baptist Rules

8) Be nice to the Moderators
c) We have the right to delete any post or ban any member who we feel is inappropriate for these boards without notice.
d) The mods have the right to lock any topic that they feel is not appropriate for this board.

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