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  2. Insects......If only Brother Noah had SWATTED them two mosquitoes.
  3. The Bible says that human government is intended by the Lord as a "terror" to "evil works". Here's to praying for as many Muslims as whosoever will be saved, and our government cracking down on the rest and shipping them back to wherever they came from.
  4. I forgot to add: One might beg the question why Tyre and Sidon, or Sodom will not be excusable on Judgment Day if they were not shown the same degree of miracles that were demonstrated and performed in the sight of the unrepentant cities during the time of Jesus' earthly ministry. Scripture says that unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; anything beyond what God chooses to "reveal" to each man or women would nullify the requirement of "saving faith" (Lk. 12:48). Ignorance of the Truth is not an excuse to justify unbelief, and the greater extent of available information given to the unsaved, the greater the severity and degree of the punishment when retribution is given at the Great White Throne when the "dead" are judged according to the Righteousness of God and Christ (Matt. 10:15; 1:22,24; Mk. 6:11; Heb. 6:4-6; 10:29; Rev. 20:11-15).
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  6. Neato is a robot vacuum cleaner, I ordered one today from Amazon.
  7. Hello Family of God, There will always be a debate as to whether a Genuine Believer can stop believing, or if someone who DOES NOT believe IN THEIR HEART can come to believe at some point in their life. The Bible makes it VERY CLEAR that there is Genuine Belief that can never fall away from TRUE FAITH, and a false belief or unbelief that stems from a hardened heart that will NEVER be persuaded of the Gospel Message and Salvation by Grace through TRUE FAITH. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is [CONDEMNED ALREADY], because he hath [NOT BELIEVED] in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18) The unbeliever is condemned ALREADY because he "hath not believed" (Grk. hoti me pepisteuken) in the name of the Only Begotten Son of God and His Propitiation for our sins. The Greek verb "believed" is in the [perfect tense], which denotes an action of permanency on the one performing the action; this is the irrevocable and unchanging "heart attitude" and sinful action of the unregenerate, or even as a false convert (Matt. 15:24-30; Rom. 8:9; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 5:17,22-23; 1 Jn. 2:5,16,19). It is [permanent] because this unbeliever is ALREADY CONDEMNED (before he/she actually gets sent there) to an Eternal Hell and Lake of Fire according to Jesus's own words, and the Scripture clearly teaches that Eternal Punishment is just that -- ETERNAL, and cannot be escaped once the sentence is given by God Himself and Christ. There is NO denying what the Word of God clearly teaches as shown. "But and [IF THAT EVIL SERVANT SHALL SAY IN HIS HEART], My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:48-51) The parable of the faithful and unfaithful servant gives an illustration of someone who "professes" Jesus as Lord, but in [HIS HEART] reveals an unbelieving attitude that will not be persuaded from that point on; the context also reveals that this servant is [EVIL], and his actions further prove this point (e.g., "he beat his fellow slaves, and he eats and drinks with the drunken"). You either TRULY believe in the Name of the Son of God and the Gospel message, or you DON'T; there is no straddling the fence on this most important issue (cf. Matt. 5:37; Jn. 5:24; 6:51; 14:21; Heb. 11:1; Rev. 21:8). "Ye are of [your FATHER the devil], and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not." (John 8:44-45) When someone is of their "father", it is implied that they have the SAME "nature" as him, and we see Jesus condemning the Pharisees as having the heart attitude of Satan (i.e., "unrepentant, liars, accusatory, etc."). It is crystal clear that Satan will NEVER repent, and even after being imprisoned in the Bottomless pit for 1,000 years, he is more angrier than ever before -- this is NOT remedial (Rev. 20:1-3;7-10). And if someone has the same nature as their Father (e.g., "the devil"), there's no chance in hell that they will ever repent, and granting them "more time" will not cause them to change their minds. The rich man in the parable of the rich man and the beggar did NOT repent, and he had the audacity to ask if Lazarus can cool off his tongue even after all the torment and neglect the rich man had toward him while alive on Earth. "Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because [THEY REPENTED NOT]: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes." (Matthew 11:20-21) "And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet [REPENTED NOT] of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:" (Revelation 9:20) "And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and [THEY REPENTED NOT] to give him glory." (Revelation 16:9) There will come a point in time where one will TRULY Believe in the Gospel Message and be saved, or PERMANENTLY reject it (i.e., "in their hearts"), and no amount of preaching can persuade them otherwise. There is the Eschatological Wrath of God poured out in the Great Tribulation, and there is the Wrath of God in Hell to those who will refuse to repent and turn to God and Christ for the Free Gift of Salvation; and in BOTH cases, these [children] of Satan (cf. Jn. 8:44-45; Col. 3:6) will NOT repent, even when God's Wrath is poured out upon them. This is why the Scriptures warn those who hear the voice of God tugging on their hearts NOT to harden their hearts, because tomorrow is not promised to anyone, and no one should lose this opportunity while there is still chance to avoid Hell and the Eternal Lake of Fire (Matt. 23:33; Jn. 1:23; Rom. 2:5; 2 Cor. 6:12; Eph. 4:18; Heb. 3:7-19; Jas. 4:14). God Bless!
  8. *Light*

    Seventy Times Seven

    "For it is impossible for those who were once [enlightened], and have [tasted of the heavenly gift], and were made [partakers of the Holy Ghost], And have [tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come], If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Hebrews 6:4-6) There will come a point in every person's heart where they will NEVER repent and accept the message of the Gospel, and we see an example of this in the above passage when Jesus condemned the religious hypocrites for accusing Him of working miracles on behalf of Satan. Anyone who is willing to stoop that far shows that their heart may have been hardened; we see a parallel passage in Hebrews 6-46 and 10:26, where all available information is given to where there can be no further proof to convince such people to accept the Gospel message. The Pharisees had: Been Enlightened: (Jesus's fulfillment of the Old Testament through His preaching and teaching. cf. Lk. 4:15-21; Jn. 1:9-10; 8:24) Tasted of the heavenly gift: (Jesus tasted death for every man on the Cross; but this death does NOT continue on to this day as it was accomplished at Calvary). Been Partakers of the Holy Ghost: (The ministry of Jesus through healing, casting out demons, feeding the multitudes miraculously, etc., and then accused Jesus of being possessed by Satan and demons. cf. Matt. 12:22-32). Tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come: (Seen the undeniable miracles through the power and working of the Holy Spirit. cf. Matt. 13:3-9; Jn. 6:60-66; Acts 8:9-24). Such men and women cannot be brought to a state of repentance leading to Salvation if all of the above is rejected; Jesus illustrated this point in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31), where even if someone were to be raised from the dead to warn the unrepentant of the dangers of Hell and the Eternal Lake of Fire, they will not be persuaded (v. 31). These unrepentant sinners will NOT be forgiven even in the age to come because nothing more can convince or persuade them to a state of genuine repentance, and therefore there remains NO more sacrifice for sins if rejected since only Christ can atone for the sins of the World (Matt. 11:21; 12:32; Heb. 6:6; 10:26). "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is [CONDEMNED ALREADY], because he hath [NOT BELIEVED] in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18)
  9. *Light*

    Seventy Times Seven

    Hello Family of God, "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, [UNTIL SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN]." (Matthew 18:21-25) It was taught by the Rabbi's of Jesus's day that forgiveness was to be granted to those seeking forgiveness up to three times; this was taken out of Old Testament Scripture where God had forgiven the enemies of Israel only three times (Amos 1:3,6,9,11,13). Peter was attempting to impress our Lord Jesus Christ by taking it a step further with forgiving those who trespass against us up to seven times; but the Lord, even this was not up to God's standard of forgiveness. We must understand that God is Omniscient, and knows the hearts of every living being with a conscious (1 Sam. 16:7; 1 Kgs. 8:39; 1 Chron. 28:9; Ps. 44:21; 139:13; Prov. 21:2; Jer. 17:9-10; 20:10; Matt. 9:4; Lk. 16:15; Jn. 2:25; Acts 1:24; 15:8; 1 Cor. 4:5; Rev. 2:23). There are certain commands and instructions which come directly from the Lord Himself that no mortal creature can do in like manner: such as shaking the dust of your feet and condemning those who will not receive the Gospel upon their first rejection of it; for there is always the possibility that the Lord will draw such people to Him when the timing is right when the Gospel is ministered to the lost (cf. Isa. 55:11; Matt. 10:11-15; Jn. 6:44; 1 Cor. 3:6-8). "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, [it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, NEITHER IN THE WORLD TO COME]." (Matthew 12:32) Does this mean that the Lord is reluctant to forgive those who know they have sinned against Him, and regardless if they beg for His mercy? Mercy and Forgiveness is granted to all who will "repent" of their sins before God, it is not granted to those who refuse to repent and continually reject the Gospel Message; for what is the point in doing so? What will this accomplish? It will only demonstrate that God is unjust for allowing sin to go unpunished, and we know that cannot be the case since God is the Most Holy and Righteous; He cannot overlook sin, so retribution must be doled out upon unrepentant sinners (cf. Prov. 28:13; Matt. 9:13; Lk. 5:32; 13:3; Acts 3:19; 17:30). God is always willing to forgive those who come to Him in Genuine Repentance and a Broken spirit, and the one who has been forgiven by God will manifest a heart of unlimited forgiveness towards those who have wronged them (Ps. 136; Matt. 6:14-15; 2 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13; Heb. 8:12; 1 Jn. 1:9)."For it is impossible for those who were once [enlightened], and have [tasted of the heavenly gift], and were made [partakers of the Holy Ghost], And have [tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come], If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Hebrews 6:4-6)
  10. Hello Family of God, Some JW's came to my door about 30 minutes ago and invited me to attend their meetings. We engaged in a discussion about the finished. Work of Christ on the Cross. He made an attempt to teach Salvation by works, and after refuting this false teaching with Scripture, he changed his mind, but he remain settled in his denial about the Deity of Christ. His name is Rene, and please pray for me that the Lord will grant him repentance and knowledge of the True Gospel and the True Christ. Please pray that the Devil will NOT snatch away that which is sown in his heart, and he will repent and turn to God and the True Christ for Salvation. God Bless!
  11. Most folks here know of my position regarding allowing our congregations to be influenced by forces outside of our own local church. In this respect I cannot help but think that there could be no NFIB "movement" if the pastors of our local churches were not allowing themselves to be influenced as "followers of men" rather than followers of Jesus. If we are feeding our own flock properly there is no reason for them to look outside of their own local church. If our people are taught properly they will reject error themselves just as a mirror reflects a true image of that which is placed in front of it. The Steven Andersons of this world could have no influence outside of their own congregations without pastors and other church leaders being influenced by them. Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Eph 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. Eph 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Now someone might argue that those who are influenced by the errors of others can in turn influence our members from within our congregations. Again, if we are following Jesus and not men, we will be teaching and preaching truth and correct doctrine. If we are doing this under the leadership of The Holy Spirit, then the truth will prevail and serve to "weed out" possible trouble makers. 1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. It is difficult for some pastors, as well as church members to go through this process, but preaching and adhering to the truth will result in separation, as it should in order to maintain the following verse: Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. What I have said above could be encapsulated in this one verse: Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
  12. This is an expose of what false beliefs can do to a person. Coming out of Orthodoxy has had a really negative influence on my faith. Orthodoxy is full of weird practices, superstitious beliefs and rituals. As a believer in Christ, I struggle daily in renouncing of previous false thoughts. There are various wrong practices in Orthodoxy starting with making the sign of the cross, Mary adulation, using repetitive mantra, eating the 'wafer' and culminating with detailed stuff like not using garments of a deceased person, opening the door 3 times before closing it, not wearing a particular color on a garment, living close to a mountain or sea, Thursday being an evil day and many more weird things. Won't say any more of them cause they get even more bizarre. For me it was easy to give up on wrong beliefs like Mary, repetitions, wafers and all rituals, but the superstitions still bother me. Why I'm wrestling? The mind is a battle, the mind keeps repeating the same nonsense I knew before I believed Christ alone. Mind tells 'do not do this thing today because it's wrong', yet it has no basis in Scripture. Once a person has had false indoctrination all their life, it will result in baggage after converting to Christ. It's a constant attack to fight or ignore these thoughts. The mind won't let a person free, belief settled in upbringing of a person can still affect later. Would say it's better if a person comes to Christ while not experiencing any sort of prior religion. They can accept it more clearly without having to undo damage from past wrong beliefs.
  13. Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Which I do by the way. I rarely speak to anyone about Steven Anderson, but when the subject comes up I will warn. But he has been spoken to by many, both gently and harshly and he refuses any instruction.
  14. The Shack , authored by William Paul Young, is a novel that explores the issue of why God allows pain and evil. It is a fictional account of a man who is bitter against God for allowing his youngest daughter to be murdered and who returns to the scene of the murder, an old shack in the woods, to have a life-changing encounter with God. The “God” that he encounters, though, is not the God of the Bible. Published in 2007, The Shack was Number One on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks. By 2012, it had sold 18 million copies internationally. It is being translated into 30 languages. The movie was released in March 2017, and the power of film has doubtless impelled the novel’s heretical message to an even larger.. Read More View the full article
  15. To be clear, I believe Anderson and those in or friendly to the NIFB need to be called out on their errors in doctrine and practices but that it should not be mixed with unprovable rumors, assumptions about their motives, questioning their salvation, or personal ad hominem attacks to their person. Their error will not go away with sharp rebuke either as it is a doctrinal thing that is causing their errors and not mere disobedience to things they already know to do. The only thing that will work is clear and patient biblical teaching to their questions, regardless of how we are treated in response. 2 Timothy 2:24-26 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
  16. I appreciate your answer. If you will notice my recent studies I have been not attacking Anderson; but, what he believes doctrinally and I have tried to show exactly why he is in error by the scripture. I would like to repeat what I mentioned earlier. Anderson is out to destroy any IFB church he can. In my estimation, because all IFB churches believe in soul-winning, Anderson, and his followers, are using intense soul-winning efforts to infiltrate good churches in an effort to destroy the church from within.
  17. I understand where you are coming from. In my estimation though I see it not as salvation problem but a Doctrinal one. Most of those pastors who are flocking to his group (I believe Anderson himself as well) are saved but had doctrinal questions that they were not getting answered or were given wrong answers by their dispensationalist/IFB teachers. Not getting those answers from main IFB teaching they ended up getting them from other places that had a fundamentally wrong but "simple to understand from the bible" view that skews how they see the scriptures in regards to Israel. Regardless, Whatever opinion one has about the motives of Anderson and company, the only way it will be resolved is to have clear and loving refutation of His errant doctrine. Anything else will just serve to justify what they now believe and are doing to other churches.
  18. John you don't seem to understand the depths of this matter. He absolutely does teach his "soulwinners" a 123 repeat after me, get em to pray and mark it down as a win. First hand remember. And you say that these attacks go on both ways??????? Not really - people like David Cloud present evidence and talk about bad methods and wrong doctrine, not defaming a person's character like Anderson does. And there are the various false doctrines that he holds and expresses -such as a hatred of Israel - have you read and heard some of the thing s that he says about Israel? And what about the foul language -plenty of times he has used questionable language - terms that some would consider foul but others might not (we all need to be careful of such borderline matters), but he is on record using language that should not pass any Christian's lips let alone be used in preaching. If you think all of these clearly demonstrable matters are small issues, then you need to reassess a few things. If even some of them are true - and I have good confidence in all of them - but even if only some of them are true this man is not qualified to be a pastor.
  19. The Lord Jesus said, "The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10 Among his other heretical beliefs, after hearing Pastor Steven Anderson plainly state in the video that he out to "destroy" the Independent Baptist churches I consider him, and his followers, a thief that is out to destroy any IFB he church, pastor or missionary. Pastor Anderson, and his followers, are out to destroy, and try and kill, and steal sheep, of any IFB church they come in contact with. I am not going to debate whether or not he is a cult leader, or the NewIFB is a cult. In my estimation, Anderson is a worse wolf in sheep's clothing than any cult, modernist, or liberal church in the neighbourhood. In my estimation, Anderson, and his followers, are deliberately infiltrating IFB churches in an effort to destroy them.
  20. Have you been directly involved with Steven Anderson? We had a young man who went to the US for the specific reason of joining himself to the ministry "because no one else cares about serving the Lord like they do". (This young man left a great, God serving, soulwinning church by the way. He came back to Australia and came to our church for some months before moving to NSW.) He was with Steven Anderson for 18 months before he left. They ABSOLUTELY 100% do teach them to door to door soulwinning by the 123 method - this is first hand from one who was taught, trained, and participated in their soulwinning program. They can say they don't but this is first hand info brother. They also don't really follow up on them after telling them they should be in church on Sunday. By the way this fits perfectly with their claim to have seen many many thousands saved and yet they have a church which varies between as low as 60 and as high as a couple of hundred. In the 18 months this young man was there they were up and down in numbers like a toy. Partly because Anderson kicks out anyone who challenges him in any way. Again, this is first hand account, not hearsay. And they openly state that homosexuals can't get saved. They may "accidentally witness to mor e homosexuals", but what does that matter, for they are taught that these people are beyond redemption. This is public information. And Anderson and his followers falsely accuse good, hardworking Pastors. I know of a guy in Qjeensland! QUEENSLAND! Half a world away, who was subjected to Anderson attacks. My goodness, this guy is a false teacher, an Israel hater, an attacker of the brethren, and poor testimony of Christ, a user of crass and sometimes foul language, and one who is leading many on a path of at least bad testimony if not false salvation. One day I might even express my real feelings on the matter....
  21. I think you've been mis-informed on what they teach about repentance. Also, as a rule, most do present the Gospel to everyone at the door who is willing to listen, as they believe everyone has the right to hear the gospel even if they won't believe it. They don't believe in making instant judgement call about a person they just met, unless of course that person is in their face about it. Which at that point that person probably isn't interested in hearing gospel anyway. And many of those in the NIFB do realize some are confused victims of that lifestyle indoctrination and not full fledged sodomites. In fact they often say they witness to more homosexuals door to door on accident then most do on purpose. In regards to Repentance, they are opposed to the term "Repent of Sins for salvation" or any variant, as when it is used by Armenians and other protestants, including many reformed Baptist and some independents, does mean stop sinning for salvation (which as we know means to tun back to the law before Christ will save you and to stay obedient to stay saved). They are opposed to any term that makes it seem as if the sinner stoping sin has any part in their salvation, as opposed to placing 100% trust in Christ alone to save and keep them saved. They do realize that the person needs to understand that they are a sinner and needs to turn to Christ in full faith for redemption of their sins (not just say a 123prayer as some claim).
  22. How do they have a right heart for soulwinning when they have the wrong doctrine on who can be saved? They don’t witness to homosexuals, they just flat out condemn them and tell them they are going to hell (which they and every other lost person is going to IF they don’t repent and trust the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work of salvation). Also, they deny the need for repentance - when the Bible teaches repentance AND faith. Repentance is changing your mind about your sin (ie. now believing what God’s Word says about it) and turning your heart from those sins, which will result in a change of conduct if they truly turn to Christ to save them (ie. it’s not reform or turning over a new leaf, it’s hating the sin you once loved and trusting in the Saviour to forgive and cleanse you of those sins).
  23. Last week
  24. Revelation 12:6 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. Israel will flee at the middle of the tribulation.
  25. That would be fine if you desire. If you do, I would probably explain why I think it's not flawed or incorrect. LOL Yes, we should focus on the core errors of their doctrine...but keep in mind: bad doctrine is where EVERY cult that has formed came from.
  26. I may explain later why I think the "cult" narrative is flawed and not correct but rather we should focus on the core errors of their doctrine instead.
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