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  1. This short but powerful message of Alan's sums up his life's mission. He lived it to the very end for the Glory of God. Another classic sermon of his was about heaven and the New Jerusalem. He loved the topic and now he is living it. These two messages from Alan will be a blessing to hear. Though he is gone we will meet him again!
    8 points
  2. I counted Bro. Alan as a friend. We never met, but did exchange private messages. I always enjoyed his sermons and devotions. His departure seems sudden because he had a stroke. Still praying for his family. When something like this happens on the mission field, there are always complications.
    6 points
  3. I am posting this with permission from the family. One of our members @Alan has gone on to be with the Lord last week. Alan was a great contributor here, and was a blessing and encouragement to many on Online Baptist. Alan will truly be missed on this earth, but he is now with our creator. Please keep the family in your prayers during this time as there are details that need to be worked out. Please feel free to comment below on how Alan was an encouragement and/or blessing to you.
    5 points
  4. Thank you all for praying. For those who don't know, I'm Alan's daughter. This was posted on the facebook page started to keep family and friends informed of the situation: "For all who have been following. Plans have been discussed and settled. We are having a Memorial Service for Maurice Young, Saturday May 15th at 10 am, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Lebanon, Missouri, Pastor Don Ball presiding. There is a luncheon afterwards for family and friends. For some family and friends, we are having graveside services Friday May 14th, at 11:30 in St. Louis. I
    5 points
  5. I counted Brother Alan to be a faithful servant of our Lord and a valued online friend. I thank the Lord for the past number of years wherein I was able to experience Brother Alan's friendship and spiritual edification through Online Baptist. I am certainly praying for his wife and family, concerning comfort in their grief and help with their needs. I will miss him here.
    5 points
  6. Alan has been a blessing to me on many occasions in the past and recently as well, both privately and publicly. His insight will be missed but, the Lord has need of Him.
    5 points
  7. Praying for the family. I remember him and his encouraging words from my previous visits here.
    5 points
  8. Unfortunately, some churches do display this kind of behavior. Like Pastor Markle said, put your trust in God alone and not people. May I ask what hypocrites in the church have to do with your individual relationship with God? Your faith should be in God, not a pastor or people
    4 points
  9. Canada churches seems to be getting hit hard by the government. I'm praying for our friends up North.
    4 points
  10. Exactly. A virus with a (in my county) 99.96% survival rate is not worth the title of ‘pandemic’, no matter how much they try to redefine the word. Also, real pandemics don’t require marketing campaigns.
    4 points
  11. As far as I am aware, it is true that SOME of them did; but NOT necessarily that all of them did. On the other hand, in my own opinion the "church fathers" are NOT a good source of authority for true doctrine. In truth, the ONLY Biblically defined "church fathers" would be the original "apostles and prophets" of the first century church, with our Lord Jesus Christ himself being "the chief corner stone" (as per Ephesians 2:20). In my opinion the rest of the so-called "church fathers" were simply commentators and teachers of their respective time, just as we have in our time; and I believ
    4 points
  12. Thank you, @PastorMatt. Keeping the family in prayer. Even though I didn't always comment on his posts, I admired his obvious love for the Lord and his desire for people to learn the truths of scripture.
    4 points
  13. Wow, that was sudden. Please, Lord, comfort his family.
    4 points
  14. Anyone else ever notice the word "Sovereign" isn't in scripture? Yet the word is bandied about like crazy by Calvinists.
    3 points
  15. The Bible has one...Salvation.
    3 points
  16. I started this last year, finding a verse for each day where the chapter matched the month and the verse matched the day. I've been posting them to my social media accounts, but I thought I could post them here, too. If you want to see the script I created which lists all the verse for the current day go to http://myopenbible.org/_votd.php. I create the images using my site http://mybiblememes.com/
    3 points
  17. This was found to be true here in the Nashville area. Someone was hit by a car and killed near Nashville, and one of the things listed as "cause of death" was the coronavirus. It was horrifying to my wife and me. We also have heard of others who have had family members dying of cancer or a heart attack who have gotten the death certificate stating that the coronavirus is a contributing cause. They are threatening legal action against the county coroner, the doctor and the hospital for allowing this lie to go unchecked. I know here in the Middle Tennessee area, many people refused to wear
    3 points
  18. Well it was in the name....I'm sure it wouldn't have been as bad if it was called Peacemaker Fundamentalist forums or Grow in Grace, etc. (lol)
    3 points
  19. I was very young when my mother and father divorced and was adopted by my mother's second husband. I finally found my biological father way back in the 1980s, and we have stayed in touch. I have witnessed to him and my stepmother several times, but they seem to be dead set against God for many years. Now that my father is dying of emphysema, he is asking questions at times about God, Salvation and forgiveness. I continue to witness to him. He is in stage 4 of the emphysema, and he doesn't have many months or years left. Please pray that he will accept the Lord, and that my stepmother will foll
    3 points
  20. This church is about 30 minutes from us. It is the church that had its pastor jailed for 5 weeks because he couldn’t agree to bail conditions that violated his conscience (ironically, the consequences for his charges would have merited only fines, not imprisonment). Basically, the church chose not to comply with the unscriptural demands of the health services to limit attendance to 15% capacity (which practically means no physical distancing), and they refuse to enforce masking (because it is a personal health decision). The last few weeks, they have had capacity crowds, with more listening fr
    3 points
  21. Sure. For instance, scripture tells us God cannot sin-therefore I limit God on His inability to sin. Since he is, indeed, the very fount and definition of "Good", He could not sin. God has said, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee", therefore I limit God in ever being able to take my salvation away, because to do so would be to forsake and leave me. Therefore He is limited by His own word. As for the other, in obligation, last Sunday I preached that many believers have been taught that if we have enough faith, and ask earnestly enough, God will heal our bodies, however, nowher
    2 points
  22. Rock, country, rap, (and you could probably add any or most types of mainstream music) etc. is the music of this world, appeals to the flesh, has an ungodly origin and beat - and ccm that follows it is just disguised and doesn’t magically become blessed of the Lord because you added Christian lyrics to it. One of the things that really struck me when studying out the issue of ccm about 22-23 years ago was: if the beat/type of music does not matter spiritually, how come every single ccm artist/group that I have ever heard of/studied out has obvious compromise in their lives? Many are covered wi
    2 points
  23. NO!!!!!!! I for one most certainly do NOT!!!!!
    2 points
  24. I was predestined to believe in freewill.
    2 points
  25. https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.young.9465/videos/6092621334097442
    2 points
  26. Here in England meat is expensive, but most vegetables are reasonable. There is much competition in the stores so it keeps the prices down. One of our TV chefs, Jamie Oliver, visited a farm and they said they had to discard about half their crop because they didn't meet supermarket rules carrots and parsnips were either too big or too small or not strait enough. Jamie persuaded one supermarket chain to allow him to expetiment by having a section for "wonky produce" which he sold cheaper. It was a hit and a number of stores do wonky vegetables at a cheaper price. One labels them as "perfect
    2 points
  27. SureWord

    Street Preaching

    We should stick to the gospel, IMO. As far as that old preacher in England the headline said he was arrested for preaching against same sex marriage but they only showed the clip of him being arrested nothing of what he said. Some lady in the crowd says something about him being arrested for preaching Christianity but it was hard to hear all she said also.
    2 points
  28. "I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell." William Booth
    2 points
  29. Yup, we need more people to stand up against this. I was just talking to Pastor Clark of Solid Rock Baptist Church in NJ recently, and he has 5 criminal charges against him for holding services, not to mention the thousands in fines. Another pastor friend of mine in Mass, has been fined multiple times for holding services. At the beginning the police would be out front of his church on their horses trying to intimate those going in to worship. Worcester Pastor Continues To Hold Service After Being Fined Twice – CBS Boston (cbslocal.com) There are at least 20 or more churches I
    2 points
  30. The Lord has been good to me and I have decided after many months (actually since I had a mild virus in Dec. 2019) of observation and attention to outcomes that I will no longer wear the mask and will not consider having the covid-19 vaccine. I'm not tempting the Lord, I praise Him for the health and life I've had to date. I will praise Him eternally if He takes me home tonight.
    2 points
  31. I don't know if I know anyone on this board or not, but I thought I would give it a try to get away from the toxicity of Facebook. I'll tell a little about myself. I was raised as an IFB from the age of nine until I was well into my 30s. My wife and I left the IFB movement after moving here to the Middle Tennessee area. We became members of a local SBC church soon after leaving our last IFB church. I am a lay-preacher, though I haven't preached in over 15 years because of a church split. This was in a small, country SBC church where I was one of the preachers who filled in while the pastor and
    2 points
  32. Welcome aboard. I have an SBC pastor friend in S. Tex. I met on line who I hope to meet personally this year. We both served in the Navy so we kind of hit it off on several points. I can fellowship with folks not called "Baptist" without reservation. After all its all about the relationship with Jesus Christ (shh...don't tell anyone but he was non-denominational) .
    2 points
  33. Once again my dinner was simple; Moose tenderloin steak, pan fried and coleslaw with a home made soup. My soups are ingredient intensive and very filling.
    2 points
  34. I don't mind people pointing out what they believe is errors in the IFB and/or other groups. It just seems that most have an axe to grind and comes across as bitter and hateful. Just my perspective of my time on the FF site.
    2 points
  35. Ewwww, franchise pizza's lol We're all about the mom and pop places here. I just looked it up, we have over 15 pizza restaurants within a mile of my house. All mom and pop restaurants
    2 points
  36. Glad to have you here brother Tony. I'm not worried about the amount of activity here. I'm here to have my iron sharpened in a Biblical way.
    2 points
  37. Doc Flay

    if my people...

    I think we are being judged!
    2 points
  38. Sure, I can do that! Let's just say, that from the early years when I was brought to an IFB church in Pekin, IL and saw all the things that were going on that were not only immoral, but were financially irresponsible and ungodly, I started questioning the "authority" that was over me, ie, my pastor. He was NOT very fond of me. He couldn't back up his opinions with Scripture unless he twisted it to meet his needs. Things were pushed under the rug that were brought to his attention, and, so, from my early experiences, I was not impressed with the IFB, though I stayed with them through college,
    2 points
  39. One of my dearest friends lost her father today. We are rejoicing that he is in Glory, but those of us who have lost our dads know the grief that settles in. I used to spend time at her house during days off from college and grew to dearly love her parents. Her mom is still here, but is not well. I would appreciate prayer for the Hughes family as they begin their journey of grieving. Thank you. It is a wonderful comfort to know he's with the Lord.
    2 points
  40. Yes, I do have that belief; but coupled with it is the fact that in 1Thess. when He comes for us, He in fact "comes". That, to me, is a part of His "coming".
    2 points
  41. I doubt any of our theology on this subject are absolutely correct-the Bible says actually quite a bit, but things like timing, and time periods between events, are very vague. I hold to the post-trib/pre-wrath rapture position, and have quite a few reasons for it, but I'm not dogmatic about it, either, because the Bile doesn't really lay out the timing clearly, so I have never considered it a 'fundamental', timing-wise, nor anything to separate over, though I know some who do separate over the timing of the rapture. By the way, I don't hold to it due to any Anderson teachings, as I have
    2 points
  42. I came too late to know Bro. Alan, but I pray that his family has the comfort of knowing they will one day see him again in glory! To think, he's living in a better place...a far better world than we are living in. I thank the Lord that his earthly struggle is over and he's with the King!
    2 points
  43. Just like anyone else the Church Fathers need to be judged in the light of scripture.
    2 points
  44. Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. Ann Lamott
    2 points
  45. Can I encourage you to look at Scripture for you to get your doctrine? In my personal opinion, the Bible is all that I care about as that is my final authority, not google. Thank you for the links and I appreciate the time you tool to reply. I guess I was more interested in what your thoughts were and not someone else. Let's start with 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. I'm curious to know what event you believe that is referring to, and why. Thank you, I'm currently doing a study on the end times so your input will be greatly appreciated.
    2 points
  46. Thank you for sharing those sermons, they were a blessing.
    2 points
  47. Thank you so much for the information. We'll be praying for you and all these churches in Canada. I cant imagine what it is like. So sad to see this stuff take place all over the world. Protesting in large groups acceptable...church meeting in large groups... illegal.
    2 points
  48. This distinction is critically important Bro. Matt. I have started a series of adult Sunday School lessons at our church that makes this distinction very clear. It is a series on church history in which the main theme is that it is not the name "Baptist" that is important, it is the doctrine. I have never heard this taught in the context of church history. Most try to teach that one can trace an unbroken line of churches or baptisms and trace church history. I don't believe it. But I do believe that we can know a true New testament church by their doctrine, which will be the same doctrine
    2 points
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