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  1. This past Sunday evening I presented a message from Matthew 24:4-14 entitled, "Expect These Things." The theme of the message was that we New Testament believers should expect certain things to occur throughout this time of the church age. In Matthew 24:4-14 our Lord provided a prophetic utterance concerning things that SHALL occur. He was not speaking concerning the future Tribulation Period, for He does not speak concerning that until Matthew 24:15. Rather, He was speaking concerning the time period in which we are at the very present -- the time period of the New Testament church. What
    6 points
  2. God Would Have ALL Men to be Saved!! 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. == A stake in the false teaching Calvinism's heart!
    5 points
  3. PastorMatt

    Job Interview

    Praying for you my friend.
    4 points
  4. Alan

    Revelation Bible Study.

    Ezekiel 45:8, “The Prince” Introduction During the 1,000-year reign of the Lord Jesus as prophesied in Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” The “Government” is to rule and reign as “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” over all of the nations of the world as prophesied by the prophet Zechariah. “And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” (Zec
    4 points
  5. Jeff, May I remind you of the rules, which every forum board has, which a person should have read before posting. Rule # 3 plainly states, " 3. Feel free to quote the Bible, if you do we ask that you use the KJV. This is done to avoid confusion. The Administrators and Moderators of this site believe that the KJV is Gods preserved Word for the English speaking people, and we ask that you respect that and use the KJV when quoting scripture." When I first read your post the scriptures that you quoted were confusing, and still are, so, I knew that they were not from the KJV Bible bu
    4 points
  6. Konstantin, while much of the things you post are veritable gobbelty-gook, because you patch together bits and pieces of verses and phrases that often have nothing to do with each other, so as to make your case seem biblical, yet it borders on, if not being outright, heresy. You create doctrines out of patchwork, then declare this to be truth. Your understanding of scripture is severely flawed. I don't know who taught you to rightly divide scripture this way, but you need to read and understand scripture according to context. Your verse given above has nothing to do with salvation by gra
    4 points
  7. Paul covers this issue quite competently and clearly, in Romans 7: "What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death." The highlighted area seems quite clear to me: The only was so
    4 points
  8. SureWord

    Job Interview

    So recently I've lost both my driving jobs; one because they canceled all the bus trips due to coronavirus and the other because I failed my yearly CDL physical due to my Type II diabetes. I have an interview this Friday for a really good job that came "out of the blue" totally surprising me. Without God the deck would be stacked against me in getting it but maybe ya'll can petition the Almighty on my behalf. Thanks.
    3 points
  9. Alan

    Job Interview

    A lot of folks have lost jobs due to the pandemic; so do not get despondent. I will be praying for you and your job interview this morning. May God bless you in your search for a job.
    3 points
  10. Brother MBKJPreacher, I recognize that your primary theme throughout this thread discussion concerns the matter of repentance for salvation. However, since I entered this thread discussion on the matter of "loving sin" after the moment of salvation/regeneration, I wish to present some further explanation concerning my understanding thereof. I do this partially because some define the repentance necessary for salvation (yes, I do believe that it is necessary) in such a manner that it mandates certain behavior after salvation/regeneration, or else they claim that genuine repentance never
    3 points
  11. With all humble honesty, there are STILL some sins at some times that I love, even after being a child of God for 34 years. The reason -- because I still retain the inner motivations of my selfish, sinful "flesh." In fact, there is NO good thing, no, not even the smallest speck, in my selfish, sinful "flesh;" and thus my selfish, sinful "flesh" ALWAYS loves sin and hates godliness.
    3 points
  12. When I got saved I still loved sin. I felt bad about it and knew it was wrong, but honestly I still enjoyed it and desired it. God has gradually helped me grow and my desires have changed. If a person is in Christ they are a new creature. How can a person have new desires in order to become a new creature to receive new desires???
    3 points
  13. I understand your point, but do not agree. I believe that it was better for the translators to choose an English word (since one was available) which would encompass both meanings, even as the Greek and Hebrews words respectively encompass both meanings. In this manner they could stay closer to the Holy Spirit inspired original, and would allow the reader the opportunity to discern the meaning through the context, even as would have been required in the original. By employing the word "hell" for most of the translational cases, they accomplished just this objective. Thank you for your integ
    3 points
  14. Brother Dave, I do agree that Matthew 24:15 speaks concerning the middle of the Tribulation Period (as per Daniel 9:27, as well as Revelation 12-13). However, I believe that the parallel passage to Matthew 24:4-14 is Luke 21:8-24; and in Luke 21:24 our Lord declared, "And they [the Israelites] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." Now, I believe that "the times of the Gentiles" are primarily encompassed by the church age (as per Romans 11:25-27).
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  15. Using my Bible program I count 54 instances that specifically mention hell in the KJV. When someone writes that a word, such as hell, has been "erroneously translated", my mind puts them in the category of KJV translation correctors. It has always amazed me that there are people who have the audacity to presume to "correct" or "know better" than the original translators.The usual result of this kind of thinking ends in the numerous "versions" published in an effort to correct The KJV, which needs no correction.
    3 points
  16. OlBrotherDC

    Hello Everyone

    I am happy to be here with you all. I am an Independent Fundamental Baptist from Texas. I am currently attending an Independent Baptist Bible College. I am King James Only, Dispensational, and not a Calvinist. I look forward to learning from some of the older and more seasoned members on the site. Thanks, DC
    3 points
  17. Critical Truths About The Scriptures Everyone Should Know Introduction This message is entitled "Critical Truths About the Scriptures Everyone Should Know." These critical truths will be taught through an historical drama told from the Old Testament. The main characters of our historical drama are little known or not known at all. Allow me to introduce them to you. First, there is the prophet Jeremiah. He is sometimes called “the weeping prophet” because of his tears that he shed over the city of Jerusalem and its citizens. As a prophet of God, Jeremiah experienced very little
    3 points
  18. Rebecca

    The beauty of creation

    My church group went up into the mountains yesterday for a time of relaxation and fellowship. It was very enjoyable, although the road leading up into the mountain was a bit heart stopping! haha! The locals didn't want me to drive my car up past a certain point (their reason was funny - boars attack small cars! the real reason was my car was too low to the ground and would bottom out) so I had to pile into the pastors suv with his family the rest of the way up. Once on top of the mountain, the views were spectacular, my photos don't do it justice. view from the top mount
    3 points
  19. context, context, context... I am no grammarian, but context rules. This is especially important when there is a "qualifier" pertaining to the word "all", or any other word for that matter. Using common sense as well as the English language we understand, would you say that the word "all" in the following verse only applies to a select few or a class, or does it mean "all", as is stated? "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2Pet 3:9)
    3 points
  20. I love the way that The Holy Spirit, anticipating things such as Calvinism, has carefully inserted the word "all" in so many Scriptures. One has to be willfully blind to not see that "all" means "all".
    3 points
  21. Here is some more: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. " (Matt 23:37) Here we see God's will, that He could gather Jerusalem together to Himself, yet their will, to reject Him, prevailed, and therefore, their house was left to them desolate. Man's will prevailed over God's will. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slac
    3 points
  22. "For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. " (1Cor 11:23-16) Okay, scripture clearly sho
    3 points
  23. But where there is no law, or understanding of sin and punishment, there is no imputing of sin. All are fallen, but until sin is willingly committed, it is not imputed. That is exactly what Paul was saying in Rom 7.
    3 points
  24. You can say that as you like, but that is certainly adding to what scripture says. It says just what it says, we need not add man made philosophy to it. They are not elect in Christ, they are in innocence, where there is no law, and sin is not accounted.
    3 points
  25. Pastor Scott Markle

    SureWord

    Frist, this is a false statement. In the New Testament our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles attributed the perfection and inerrancy of divine inspiration to the Old Testament Scriptures, although they did NOT possess the original manuscripts thereof, but only copies of those original manuscripts (which is the whole point in the doctrine of preservation). Second, in my posting above I did not speak a single word about any given translation or about the practice of translation in general. I spoke only about the DOCTRINE of preservation. So again I ask the question -- Does God's Holy Wo
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  26. So then, by the "experience" of textual criticism you do indeed deny the DOCTRINE of preservation. Here is the question -- Does God's Holy Word teach a doctrine of preservation? If it does, then we move to the next question -- What precisely are the details of that doctrine as taught by God's Holy Word? IF we actually hold that God's Own Word is the only and final authority for our doctrine and behavior, then we should ALWAYS BEGIN with the doctrinal truth and details that it teaches, BEFORE we take any view of man's experiences, philosophies, ideas, or structures. (Yet, Brother
    3 points
  27. Alan

    SureWord

    DaChaser, That statement is just not true. The mistakes, additions, words taken away, in all of the translations from Westcott and Hort to the New King James Version are full of MAJOR ERRORS. The problems with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus manuscripts are also full of MAJOR ERRORS. Alan
    3 points
  28. Sigh! Please consider the title of this thread, and ALL of my posts! Godly counsel for the heart is what I've been seeking; WISE counsel! Thank you to SureWord for your last post...I appreciate that you shared your own personal experience. It is time now for this thread to close. In a previous post I expressed that this matter has since been dealt with. One last request that I have is Proverbs 18:13 - "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him".
    3 points
  29. Pastor Scott Markle

    SureWord

    If you mean the original manuscripts themselves, then this statement denies the Doctrine of Preservation.
    3 points
  30. My wife and I had two still-born daughters and I know they are in heaven! Calvinism is pure evil!!! It is from the pit of hell!!!
    3 points
  31. Konstantin and Everyone else, I agree with you. NASA, in a public statement, will probably never confirm, or even able to deny, the our Universe has a shell of water surrounding it, 'as a molten looking glasse' even if they found out it was true and accurate. Yes, you correct, the vast majority of NASA employees do not believe the Bible. If you study my lessons carefully, I never stated in any of my studies that a NASA spokesperson proved the accuracy of the Bible through their research or instrument analysis. I used the instrument analysis to make my decision whether or not the rese
    3 points
  32. Rebecca

    The beauty of creation

    Smog is an unfortunate side effect of most large cities. I am beyond thankful that I live in a smaller sized city and for the most part the air is clean and I can see the stars at night. Once in awhile we have visitors from the larger cities on the other side of the island and one thing they always comment on, is that they can see the stars at night. Unfortunately I don't have a camera that can take night time or starry night pictures, so here's a photo of the beautiful scenery I get to see when traveling from one city to another, if I choose to drive. If you look closely, you can see th
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  33. Uh Oh! I just took the cognitive test, failed, could not sign my name properly, could not remember the few numbers in order, saw four animals instead of three (I was sure there was a mouse in that diagram), got the hands on the clock wrong, got mad at the psychologist, could not draw a straight line,and now they are kicking me out of the my retirement home. But, that is ok with me, they took my drivers license away last year and I could not remember how to walk back back to the retirement home anyway! Oh well, back to the basement!
    2 points
  34. Alan

    The beauty of creation

    On the extreme southern end of Taiwan there is a Kenting National Park and several other parks and scenic areas that a lot of people like to visit due to the beauty of the area. Along the southern coast is "Sail Rock."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail_Rock_(Taiwan) Due to the unique shape of the rock, especially the long 'nose' sticking out, the silhouette reminds the American community of President Richard Nixon. So, may I present unto you: "Nixon's Rock" Photo by Alan
    2 points
  35. Because we lead the world in liberty and freedom, and we are willing to take responsibility for your choices. Also because the numbers have been terribly overblown due to a lot of fudging the numbers. What a president does or doesn't do, will have little effect on a virus. It will work its course, no matter what. I happen to believe that I am God's and my day and cause of my death is already written, so no matter what I do, it will not change that. So I use my freedoms, rarely wear a mask, go out and about as I please, while also taking care of my health in a general manner, and trust the Lor
    2 points
  36. I think that you have not provided enough information for us to understand the primary point or contextual purpose of your question. Do I think that such confusion sometimes occurs? Yes. Do I think that such confusion necessarily occurs? No. Do I think that some might accuse others of such confusion, but actually be wrong in their accusation? Yes. Do I think that my "politics" should be completely separated somehow from my Biblical Christianity? NO, GOD FORBID!!!! In fact, I would forcefully contend that my "politics" and my discernment of "politics" should EVER AND ALWAYS be sub
    2 points
  37. Politifact is leftist propoganda. You might as well call it Pravda-fact. The majority of deaths occured because liberal governors placed sick patients into nursing homes as happened to one in New Jersey that my cousin managers. Eighteen residents died because of that decision while 130 of the 135 residents there got sick as well as most of the nurses and staff. Also, if you believe the numbers that came out of China, where the crematoriums could be seen burning via satellite, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. Just be careful not to get shot by a "protestor" while you're t
    2 points
  38. Bro. Jim, Yes, this is me. I guess now everyone will know what I look like. I normally have not, since this time, put any videos of myself up on Online Baptist due to a couple of reasons. Due to the seriousness of some of the doctrinal problems within independent Baptist churches I decided to put up this sermon of myself instead of a written sermon. This in one of the English prophecy messages that I did at our church, Victory Baptist Church, in Hua Lien, Taiwan awhile back. We have an American English teacher visiting our Chinese work on Taiwan that was being influenced by Pastor St
    2 points
  39. Brother DC, Although you presented this question to Brother DaChaser (whom I believe admits to being a Calvinist), and not to myself, since you and I have engaged in discussion already on the matter in this thread, I wish to answer from my perspective -- The word "saved" most basically means "to be delivered from some trouble." In relation to eternal salvation, the word "saved" would include two aspects, one a "legal" aspect, and the other a "literal" aspect. 1. Legally, to be delivered/saved from the condemnation of one's sinfulness, and thus to be delivered from the eternal
    2 points
  40. This question requires a discussion of sheol/hades and what happened following the crucifixion. [Sorry of this post seems long; trust me, I'm condensing to get to this....] Prior to the crucifixion, sheol (Heb word from OT)/hades (Greek word, equivalent to sheol from NT) was the place of the departed. Jesus describes this place with a great gulf fixed between the righteous ("Paradise") and wicked side ("Hell") in the story of Lazarus in Luke 16. Immediately following the crucifixion, Jesus went into sheol and "lead captivity captive" (Eph 4:8-10). This is when Jesus took "Paradis
    2 points
  41. According to the conversation with the thief on the cross he went to Paradise. 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in
    2 points
  42. John Young

    Salvation Before Christ?

    You are moving the focus of faith off of Christ and onto his acts. This is called "moving the goal post". We are not saved "by our faith in the death, burial, and resurrection" but rather by our faith in Christ. The acts of Christ in HIS Death Burial and Resurrection provided the way of salvation but knowledge of those facts does not save. Rather, our faith is IN CHRIST places is into HIM and only then do we become partakers in His salvation. OT believers IN CHRIST receive the same Blessings without full knowledge of HIS acts to provide that salvation, just as much as do we NT believers who ha
    2 points
  43. PastorMatt

    Upgraded the Software

    This morning we upgraded the software for Online Baptist, so things look a little different around here. Please let me know of you run into any trouble.
    2 points
  44. You're agrument is truth based on tradition. That's the same approach the Roman Catholic Church takes. Because they were allegedly first means they are the most scriptural or "the one true church" when it only means they have been pulling the wool over everyone's eyes the longest. Sola scripture.
    2 points
  45. Jeff, We appreciate your comments. On Online Baptist, for several reasons, we only use the Authorized Version of the Bible, more commonly named the King James Version, in order to stop confusion. Could you please use only the KJV when quoting the Bible? Thanks! Alan
    2 points
  46. In verse 6 & 7 the prophet Ezekiel continues his description of the land for the whole house of Israel and then for the prince, “And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel. And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the eas
    2 points
  47. Matthew 5:1-2 -- "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying . . ." Grammatically, the antecedent for the pronoun "them" in Matthew 5:2 is "his disciples" from Matthew 5:1. The "multitudes" were indeed present, as per the opening line of Matthew 5:1; and the Pharisees MAY have been present among those "multitudes." However, the PRIMARY audience for our Lord's teaching in Matthew 5-7 was the "them" of "his disciples." Then in Matthew 5:11 our Lord Jesus Christ first begins
    2 points
  48. The eternal salvation of the soul, whether before the Law of Moses, during the Law of Moses, under Grace in the Church Age, during the 7-year Tribulation period, and in the 1,000-year regn of Christ on the earth, is through the imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul, throughout the book of Romans, yea, even in a correct understanding of the book of James, states, "Even as David also describeth of the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works." Romans 4:6. As taught in the Law of Moses, the Sermon on the Mount, during the 1,000-ye
    2 points
  49. Start your own thread.
    2 points
  50. Brethren, On my lesson, "The Earth is Round," based on Isaiah 40:22, posted on October 30, 2015, found on page 1 of this thread, I neglected to mention the first person, Ferdinand Magellan, whose voyage around the world, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the world is round and thus confirmed the words of the prophet Isaiah. Here is the information on Magellan I will be adding. Alan Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan, 1480?-1521), was a Portuguese navigator who commanded of the first expedition that sailed around the world. Due to the deterioation of his rela
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