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  2. President Trump's trusted medical advisor knew this was coming in 2017 The Mueller Hoax failed, The Quid pro quo hoax/impeachment failed: Is COVID-19 the back up plan to remove Trump and the National sovereignty mindset from the world? Is it the last resort of the original Insurance Policy communicated by the FBI in 2016? Coincidence? Was it just an "educated" guess? He seemed pretty authoritative in the statement but then caught himself and walked it back speaking of diseases during every presidency in general. I wonder, was he "educated" by his deep state colleagues? More from this "expert" Delusion increases, keep your eyes open
  3. You don't provide any evidence that any baptists use obelisks on their grave, or for any other of your allegations. Also, Have you ever been to St Paul's Cathedral in London?
  4. No. You should first consider the origin of such information and the reasons of those who are telling you these things and try their hearts. God has made it clear that you can tell a tree by it's outward fruit and not some shadowy or mystical information or conspiratorial connections of symbols. If you want to know who a person is look at their clear and open teachings, actions, and practices. Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Deuteronomy 30:11-15 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; Romans 10:8-10 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
  5. Are many churches, including the Baptist church, really just Roman Catholic? I read that many churches are just watered down Christianity created by Roman Catholics and Freemasons (who I've read may be Roman Catholics, I'm not sure about that though). Many churches such as the Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons and Christadelphians had founders and leaders who have obelisks or pyramids as gravestones. Why would Christians have Egyptian obelisks or pyramids as gravestones? Doesn't the obelisk represent Baal and doesn't Egypt represent the evil world? Apparently many Baptist leaders have obelisks on their graves. The Roman Catholic church uses these symbols, the pyramid with the capstone, the obelisk and even the Freemason symbol is even on the ceiling in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
  6. Thank you for your fine, detailed, study on John 6:11 and the accuracy of the KJV text and the erroneous newer versions. Again, the newer versions are not accurate in any sense of the word.
  7. John 6:11 KJB - “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed TO THE DISCIPLES, AND THE DISCIPLES to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.” ESV (NASB, NIV, NET, Jehovah Witness NWT, Catholic Douay, St. Joseph NAB, New Jerusalem bible) - “Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted.” All of the other passages found in the synoptic gospels show that Jesus first gave the loaves of bread to the DISCIPLES and they, in turn, distributed to the multitude of people. Matthew 14:19 - “And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves TO HIS DISCIPLES, AND THE DISCIPLES to the multitude.” Mark 6:41 - “And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and GAVE THEM TO THE DISCIPLES TO SET BEFORE THEM; and the two fishes divided he among them all.” Luke 9:16 - “Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and GAVE TO THE DISCIPLES TO SET BEFORE THE MULTITUDE.” In John 6:11 the traditional reading of the Reformation bibles in all languages is that Jesus distributed “TO THE DISCIPLES, AND THE DISCIPLES” to them that were set down” (τοις μαθηταις οι δε μαθηται) This is the reading found not only in the Majority of all remaining manuscripts but also in Sinaiticus correction, D, Theta, Psi, f13, the Old Latin b, e and j. P66, P75, Vaticanus, A and a few others omit the words “to the disciples, and the disciples”. Wilbur Pickering says that 97% of the Greek manuscripts read like the King James Bible does and that the omission of the words is just a case of what is called “homoioarcton” or “same beginning”. What most likely happened is that the eyes of some scribe skipped from the word “the” (τοις) to the next word “the” (τοις), and thus the words were accidentally omitted, and then others copied from this deficient manuscript. You can see how this could easily happen by looking at the Greek text which reads: “διεδωκεν τοις μαθηταις οι δε μαθηται τοις ανακειμενοις” “He distributed TO THE disciples and the disciples TO THE ones that were set down.” Agreeing with the reading found in the King James Bible are Tyndale 1524, Coverdale 1535, the Great Bible 1540, Matthew’s bible 1549, the Bishops’ bible 1568, the Geneva bible 1587, Beza’s N.T. 1599, Wesley’s N.T. 1755, Worsley N.T. 1770, Haweis N.T. 1795, Young’s 1898, the NKJV 1982, The Amplified Bible 1987, The World English Bible, The Majority Text Version (Esposito), The Koster Scriptures 1998 - “and having given thanks He distributed them to the taught ones, and the taught ones to those, sitting down", . Complete Apostle’s bible 2005, Jubilee Bible 2010, New Heart English bible 2010, The Hebrew Names Bible 2014 - “he distributed to the talmidim, and the talmidim to those who were sitting down”, Wilbur Pickering New Testament, the Modern English Version 2014, the New Matthew Bible 2016 and The Passion 2017. Foreign Language Bibles = KJB Reading like the KJB with “to the disciples, and the disciples” are the Spanish Sagradas Escrituras 1569, Cipriano de Valera 1602 and the Reina Valera 1960-1995, the Italian Diodati 1649 and the New Diodati 1991 - “li distribuì a’ discepoli”, the French Martin Bible 1744 and the French Ostervald 1996 and the French Louis Segond 2007 - “il les distribua aux disciples”, the Portuguese A Biblia Sagrada and the Portuguese Almeida Corrigida - “discpulos, e os discpulos”, The Russian Synodal Version - “ученикам, а ученики”, Luther’s German bible 1545 and the German Schlachter Bible 2000 - “den Jüngern aus, die Jünger aber denen”, the Hungarian Karoli Bible - “adta a tanítványoknak, a tanítványok”, The Polish Gdansk Bible 2013 - “rozdał uczniom, a uczniowie siedzącym”, and The Romanian Cornilescu bible 2014 - “le-a împărţit ucenicilor, iar ucenicii le-au împărţit celor ce şedeau jos”. The Modern Greek Translation - “Και ελαβεν ο Ιησους τους αρτους και ευχαριστησας διεμοιρασεν εις τους μαθητας, οι δε μαθηται εις τους καθημενους· ομοιως και εκ των οψαριων οσον ηθελον.” And The Modern Hebrew Bible - ויקח ישוע את ככרות הלחם ויברך ויתן לתלמידיו והתלמידים אל המסבים וככה גם מן הדגים כאות נפשם׃ Once again it comes down to the difference between the Reformation Bibles versus the Vatican Versions that nobody seriously believes are the inerrant words of God.
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  9. Even if one holds to a "tithe principle", $0 x 10% = $0. So, at $0 you've still tithed. Offerings and alms - there's another story. If the Lord leads - it doesn't matter what financial wisdom dictates (just like pre-COVID or mid-employment times) This post is intended to approach from the side of any who may hold to a NT "tithe" in an effort to avoid the thread from being sidetracked into a tithe fight.
  10. If you’re like me, your schedule for this week looks nothing like what you envisioned it would four weeks ago. Not only is my daily or weekly schedule changed, but my calendar is upended due to COVID-19. Some of the changes have been hard. I miss seeing my grandchildren. Even drive-by, window visits aren’t enough. And I miss our church family. While I’m thankful for technology and the ability to do fully live-streamed services and daily prayer times, I deeply miss the face-to-face fellowship of in-person assemblies, opportunities to minister through hospital visits, and a hundred other daily aspects of ministry that pastors think about. Others are facing difficult changes as well. Some in our church family are working long shifts as nurses, doctors, or first responders. Some are retail workers daily unsure if they are coming into contact with the virus. Some have been laid off. But in spite of the challenges and difficulties we are facing, we have an opportunity as well. And that opportunity is two-fold: trust God and seize the moment. God Meant It unto Good For any Christian who loves the Lord and His local church, the inability to gather right now due to social distancing guidelines is difficult. Some may even see it as a satanic attack on the church. But there is another way to look at it, and that is to see it filtered through the sovereignty of God. Think of the Old Testament Joseph. Surely it was a series of evil impulses that prompted his brothers to sell him into foreign slavery and then convince their father that he was dead. Yet God used even this for great good. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.—Genesis 50:20 Joseph’s story, in fact, is something of an Old Testament example of the realities of Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.—Romans 8:28 I think back to my most recent book, Outsiders, and some of what God did in individual’s lives through times of epidemic. John Wycliffe was an unsaved student at Oxford when the Black Plague began spreading through England. Many biographers trace his conversion to Christ to the thoughts awakened in his heart during this time. George Müller started the orphanages which proved God’s faithfulness to answer prayer after cholera swept Bristol, England, leaving hundreds of children without parents and destitute. It’s easy for us to look back and see God’s sovereignty in the past…after we see the good that God brought through a trial. But you and I have been given the privilege of trusting God in the present tense. Today. Before we see the good. I don’t know what all God may be doing through this season, but I have no doubt that He is at work. What Can You Do Now? Besides trusting God, the other opportunity we have right now is to seize the moment. Rather than lamenting what we cannot do, let’s look for what we can do. To once again look to history, think of some of the amazing gifts to us that have come out of the most unlikely circumstances: The apostle John wrote Revelation while exiled on the island of Patmos. The apostle Paul wrote many of the epistles while under Roman imprisonment. John Bunyan (also featured in Outsiders) wrote Pilgrims Progress from a jail cell in England. Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity while forced to leave Cambridge because of the black plague. He also developed principles of calculus and theories on optics. This time was so productive to him, in fact, that he later called it his “year of wonders.” This isn’t to say that the isolation or social distancing of COVID-19 will be wasted for you if a great creative wonder doesn’t come of it. God gives us all different opportunities and different gifts. But the time will be wasted if you don’t use it. Perhaps the best way to seize the moment is to ask yourself, “What can I do right now?” Perhaps the best way to seize the moment is to ask yourself, What can I do right now? Click To Tweet You can pray. You can encourage others. You can spend quality time with those who share your roof. You can study God’s Word, perhaps in ways you have wanted to for a long time. You can take up a project or field of study that has interested you. You can give, learn, grow. I don’t know specifically what opportunities are in front of you, but I encourage you to seize the moment. Sometime in the future, COVID-19 will be in the past. Do something now that will make you look back at it as a moment of opportunity. Sometime in the future, COVID-19 will be in the past. Do something now that will make you look back at it as a moment of opportunity. Click To Tweet View the full article
  11. Alan

    Social Distancing

    OK, if you must know the truth , I was joking.
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  13. Salyan

    Social Distancing

    Tell me you’re joking...
  14. We're slowly upgrading our system as we get money for better live streaming. Quality is not the best, I'm praying for a tech guy to join to do this for us. https://www.facebook.com/pg/HighpointBaptistChurch/videos/?ref=page_internal & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_rQRNH0iHUiDrMuSLQvXTg/videos
  15. I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard Zoom is pretty good.
  16. One of My favorite Preachers Pastor Phil Lydick of Bible Baptist Church, in Spokane Valley, WA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/biblebaptistchurchsv/posts/?ref=page_internal My sending Pastor Steven Zantjer of Green Meadow Bible Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, MI. They don't live stream but they upload a day later after personal information is edited out of the recording. Some good special singing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuftG-mE0HPfnEQ7CoBWMNA I also like Pastor James Knox of THE BIBLE Baptist church in Deland, FL. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZPl1MeGSxe2ocXZPgbsfw One other one to recommend is Pastor Bob Gray II of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Longview, TX: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOSWjezO3uPo8jAuTRKzOQ/featured
  17. The founder of Church Bible Publishers , Dennis Deneau, was originally part of LCBP, but he left. I contacted the Pastor of the church that is responsible for LCBP and was told they let Dennis go over multiple accusations of misconduct with women. Dennis then went and started church bible publishers. Dennis and his son claim that the church just wanted control of their ministry. I honestly don’t know who to believe. If it says church on it it is CBP.
  18. I have long disagreed with the view that a divorced man is disqualified to be a pastor. The idea comes from the phrase "The husband of one wife" He is to be the husband of one wife. I get that and I agree with it. However, does that reference divorce? If so, then it must also refence a widower, for in both cases, they are married to only one wife, but they HAD been married to another wife at one time. In the question of divorce, it would be dependent upon, I suppose, the circumstances of the divorce. As Jesus said, fornication, (not adultery), is the acceptable reason for divorce, so in such a case, the man should be free to both remarry and pastor a church. In other cases, we see Paul speak about if a believer is married to an unbeliever, and the unbeliever departs, let them depart, the believer is not under bondage, (bonds of marriage) to them. Therefore, that man should be free to both remarry and be a pastor. After I had accepted the call to preach, but well before I became a pastor, my wife left me, (an unbeliever), not wanting anything to do with that life. I wonder, when God called me, was He surprised that happened? No, He knew, and I believe it was part of that call, because she would not have been conducive to that work. No different than when Ezra commanded the Israelites to divorce the strange women they'd married while in captivity.
  19. Being at work, I don't have it with me, but I preach from a Bible printed through a church ministry, but don't know if it is LCBP or CBP-got it at a conference-very nice Bible, $40, real leather, wide margins, and basic Bible, nothing more. That's why it is my preaching Bible. For study I prefer the New Open Bible, but they don't print it any more, which is weird. The Open Bible is very good, also, though it doesn't have as much study items as the New Open Bible. I have looked at the Evidence Bible, but they stopped printing it, as well, and they sell for like $100+, and I can't afford that. So yes, I have a preaching Bible and a study Bible. AND a car Bible.
  20. Well, I do not believe tithing is a NT principle in the first place, but giving definitely is, so I will approach from that perspective: As far as, should Christians keep giving? Absolutely! As we are prospered, so we ought to give to God's work. Of course, those out of work, on furloughs, laid-off, etc, well, see to your family first; many are out of work so they cannot be expected to continue. Church expenses should be a bit down for buildings, in power usage and without normal activities, but I also know utility companies and mortgage companies are being told to give breaks during this time, as well. This is also a good time for believers to practice helping one another, as those who are still working should help see to the needs of those members who cannot right now. This is also a basic Bible principle. Brethren in need, don't hide your needs from those who are still doing alright-we need to know your plight if we are to help. Brethren who are still working, time to put basic NT tenets to work! Don't be stingy with what God prospers you with.
  21. We do our livestream from our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/414776588896397 Sundays at 11AM, 6pm, and Thursdays at 7PM, all Pacific Standard time. I livestream from my little 20' Aljo camper that has been siting, languishing, looking for a purpose: now it has one, at least for now. I run power to it from my solar array, so I have light and coffee, and my wife joins me there Sunday mornings to do the music, while I have her stay home the others, as it is a small camper.
  22. Since most churches now live stream their services. Go ahead and drop the link below where we can find them in a comment. I'll watch some as I have time, maybe others will as well.
  23. I have just started receiving promotional emails from "Church Bible Publishers" (CBP). They had a promotion, recently, that said that for every bible a customer purchases, they will donate a bible to someone who needs it; or something like that. I was going to purchase a few of the same item number that I have already purchased from "Local Church Bible Publishers" (LCBP), thinking that they were the same ministry. However, when I searched for the item number (on the sticker in the front of my bible), it didn't show any results. I thought this very odd. Their website also looked very different from what I was familiar with. I clicked on the bookmark saved in my favorites and it came up with the bible I was looking for and the website was in the familiar format. After comparing them for a few minutes, I realized that I was dealing with two separate ministries. However, since I had never initiated any contact with CBP, but only with LCBP, the only way that CBP could have gotten my email address was from the customer list of LCBP. Perhaps LCBP gave CBP permission to use their customer list, but that seems a bit unlikely to me. If anyone has any information about this, I would appreciate knowing. If CBP is using LCBP's customer list without their permission, I don't think I want to give them my business or recommend them to others.
  24. Just a little taste of the beauty of rural Missouri. The tree in the background is a, "Flowering Cleveland Pear Tree." The pond is just one of the many thousands that dot the landscape of Missouri.
  25. No sir...nothing was worth seeing here.
  26. It’s hard to believe how much has changed in the three months since we entered 2020 and our church began the theme “Reaching Forth.” The theme phrase comes from Philippians 3:13, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…” But when I chose it back in the summer of 2019, I had no idea how our life routines would be interrupted in the spring of 2020 by COVID-19. Here were are now, many of us under shelter-in-place orders, thinking about “reaching forth”! Let’s remember though that the apostle Paul penned these words while under Roman imprisonment, most likely house arrest. So if you feel that you are under “house arrest,” trapped in your own home, or if you’re wondering how you can make real progress during this period of waiting, I’d like to suggest eight daily activities: Thoughts for Your Daily Schedule: 1. Rise on schedule. Set an alarm, and get up and dressed. It will set the tone for your day. 2. Reach out to God. Study His Word, worship Him, and give thanks for your blessings. 3. Exercise. Take a walk, do an in-home exercise program….keep moving. 4. Work in place. If you’re working from home, finish projects and commitments; stay accountable. If you’re home but not working, choose a project to tackle—perhaps something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time. 5. Reach out to others. Stay in touch with neighbors, the elderly, and your church family. 6. Minister grace to your family. Make this a time when you draw closer to one another, giving one another grace. (I preached on this topic Sunday evening. You can watch or listen to the message here.) 7. Discipline your media impact. Limit your screen time; govern content biblically. If you watch the news all day, you are likely to become anxious and depressed. 8. Rest. Physically, get sleep. Spiritually, rest in the all-wise, all-good sovereignty of God. View the full article
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