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  1. I do not like the statement that "preaching the Gospel, by itself, will not save America". Yes it will "save" America. And that is what we are to be concerned with. The salvation of Americans through the Gospel. If the people are "saved" through the Gospel, the country will follow. The problem is not America. The problem is the preaching of this watered down gospel that is not having true converts. What did the Apostles concern themselves with, preaching the Gospel. If it worked for them, it will work for us. If it is not working for us, then "we" are the problem. The Holy Spirit is
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  2. Soj

    Tattoos

    I don't believe there's any Biblical support for a Christian getting a tattoo, and if I was going to give a Christian advice from the Bible about why not to get one I'd use the following verses: Note the words "your bodies", and "be not conformed to this world". Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and per
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  3. I agree. It is not Obama's fault our kids aren't in church. It is not the gas prices fault, nor the government,nor the sodomites fault. Christians are so entangled with the cares of this world that their own family members are possibly going to die and spend eternity in hell, and yet their focus is everywhere but their family or friends or co-workers. The last couple Wed. night prayer meetings at our church has proved this. The men break away from the women to pray. We go downstairs in the sunday school room and the women have the auditorium. The conversation in our prayer group has
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  4. I am not looking for my peace in anything on this earth. I don't see the church sitting idly by while the world becomes worse and worse. I see the church getting entangled with the things of this earth and putting its focus where it shouldn't be in the first place. That is not sitting idly by, that is doing something it shouldn't. Proverbs 24:19 tells us not to fret because of evil men, but how many "Christians" are fretting because Obama might want their guns? How many "Christians" are fretting because sodomites want equality in marriage? We read God's Word but don't want to obey but th
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  5. I'll carry the cross Christ gave me but, I won't hang myself on it waiting for Jesus Christ to return. I'll possess the land and be thankful for it with diligence. I can chew gum and walk at the same time.
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  6. DaveW

    False Teachers

    I quite clearly stated that I have read at least two of his messages where he went through the five points of tulip. I do not try to portray him as not a calvinist. He called himself one, preached on at least two occasions that I am personally familiar with the five.points of calvinism. From his other preaching he would have been called by some in his day an Arminian for preaching that man had a free will part in salvation - which he also preached, and in fact far more often than he preached the five points of Calvin. My opinion is that if the controversy did not "force" people to one sid
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  7. 2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. Mt 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Mr 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. I do not care for the man, & all of his worldly political talk, about the cares of this life, this worl
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  8. Fixation

    So What Do Y'all Think?

    The first thing a Christian should be concerned with is preparing themselves for their Lord's return, then preparing everyone else. Why should it matter if we are a Christian living in America, or Saudi Arabia? All over the world, brothers and sisters in Christ are living in what could adequately be called appalling conditions. They have no freedoms, are living in hiding from their government, and have only what God provides them to live off of. Yet time and again when I hear missionary reports from these areas, they are filled with how much joy the people have to be able to go to Heaven when
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  9. John81

    So What Do Y'all Think?

    I've been where you are today. Coming to accept the biblical view of this absolutely didn't come easy for me. I was of the "America, love it or leave it" sort; a warhawk, some who I used to work with called me "nuke 'em". I was a big fan of Reagan, loved Rush when he first came on the scene, spent countless hours reading conservative books, magazines and articles. I wasn't looking to change my views in this area, it just happened as I was spending some serious time in the Word and prayer. The Holy Ghost convicted me, opened my eyes to Scripture I had skimmed over or failed to pay proper at
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  10. Guest

    So What Do Y'all Think?

    John, you are my brother in Christ. This is just going to have to be something we disagree about.
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  11. God destroyed those wicked rulers (who served his purpose) with other wicked rulers. Some of those conquering rulers were more wicked than the previous. God has not stopped using men to carry out and perform his will regarding the land and nations he provides to them. Christ never took away the responsibility of Christians to till and care for the land he gives us. In the case of the United States our responsibility is still to "dress" this nation; it just requires a different type of hoe, shovel, and dressing. I'm thankful to God for this nation and I will by God's grace show thankfulness to
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  12. Romans 13:1-4 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (2) Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. (3) For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: (4) For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is th
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  13. I hear many Christians say, in this world the lost will not prosper, the only ones that will prosper & have in this world is those that walk with God. When I hear this I think of an old hymn, Farther Along, that expounds Bible truths. Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder Why it should be thus all the day long; While there are others living about us, Never molested, though in the wrong. Farther along we'll know more about it, Farther along we'll understand why; Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine, We'll understand it all by and by. Sometimes I wonder why I must suffer
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  14. The child of God that's truly going about the work that God has given that person is not setting idle doing nothing. Yet if they've gone past, beyond, the work that God has given them, they're not trusting & obeying. Remember, Jesus was the one that set the example for us to follow. Joh 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
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  15. Ukulelemike

    False Teachers

    It seems, then, that the question is not just, what makes one a false teacher, but rather, at what point do we mark and avoid them? I am curious: How many of us here, who are pastors, have not come to a better understanding of some doctrine, and had to change what we were teaching, from what we taught when first in the pulpit? Do we ALL have such perfect undersdtanding that we have never been in error, and had to, under later study, conclude we were wrong and had to correct our teachings? Perhaps I am in the minority in this, but there have been a couple areas that, as a new pastor, I tagh
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  16. Respectfully Rob, if the Church is reaching people in this country where is the evidence? More moral corruptness now than ever? More homosexuals? More greed? More people as evidenced in this very forum teaching liberal theology than ever. Less people attending churches than ever in the past. More liberal churches than ever. The point I am attempting to make is the point you made. People are trying to change this world in every way possible but by Scripture.
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  17. John81

    So What Do Y'all Think?

    Absolutely!!! The "Christian Right" loves to denounce the liberals for their use of politics yet they themselves forsake the way God put forth to live, instead they look to politics. The "social gospel" is often rightly denounced yet the "conservative Christians" practice their own brand of "social gospel". Christ and Christ alone is the answer. Just as the Apostles and early Christians didn't entangle themselves in the world, didn't look to poltiical solutions, didn't look to "social activism", but put their full lives into wholly following Christ and living by His commands,so should
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  18. Amen, Brother "Soj." The godly husband does indeed need to fulfill his God-ordained role of headship in his relationship with his wife. Yet the husband needs to understand that according to the standard of God's Word, headship is not to be defined primarily as a position of selfish privilege, but as a position of service responsibility. Indeed, there is a great burden of responsibility in Biblical headship; and the godly husband must faithfully and fervently shoulder this burden. He must not neglect this burden of responsibility or leave it for his wife to carry. Now, this burden o
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  19. A fresh cup of coffee with my daily Bible reading.
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  20. Interesting stuff. Some think I get too political because I happen to see prophecy beginning to reveal itself in the current events. Really, more than anything, my dear wife is to blame for awakening me to many of the realities of today. I was a military man, who went to a miltary church for many years, and was very patriotic. Not so much, nowadays. But its interesting: not long back we went around concerning things like taxes, I believe, as well as marriage licenses. In those, the points I was trying to make was a warning of the slow encroachment of the government into all aspects of our
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  21. I used to look at it from a different perspective until I started discussing it on this board and began studying it for myself. I used to think that God simply "knows the future" and I had no problem believing that. But it's more than that: Now I know, by the Word of God, that God is already IN the future. The Bible says that he "inhabiteth eternity" and the Lord Jesus Himself said "Before Abraham WAS...I AM". Jesus not only FILLS the last corner of the Universe and beyond, but He fills all of TIME and beyond. He is limitless....and so is His salvation. God does know who will be saved and who
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  22. Ukulelemike

    False Teachers

    Isn't Calvinist salvation basically, you're saved before you're regenerated, or vice-versa? Something like that? You can only accept faith in Christ through the Spirit, and so you need to be indwelled by the Spirit, first, THEN embrace faith and be saved? Something weird like that, I think. Endwelled, then saved. Or maybe I'm totally off the deep end, here. Quote If it was Christ's intention to save all men, how deplorably has he been disappointed, for we have His own testimony that there is a lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, and into that pit of woe have been cast some o
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  23. America is purging Christianity from all her institutions while at the same time helping set up Islamic states throughout the world. There will be a pay day down the road. And the reprobates left behind from this purging won't even understand why it's happening.
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  24. Friday Church News Vol 14, Issue 8 is available as a pdf download on our FCNN download page Articles found in this issue are: • Northland's Continued Embrace of the Emerging Church • Rock's Theme Song: Young, Wild, and Free • Muslim Tries to Assassinate the Founder of Denmarks Free Press Society • NBC News Reporter Stops Cruise Passenger from Quoting Bible • "Mother" and "Father" to be Scrapped from Scottish Law to Accommodate Same Sex "Marriage" • Obama's Justice Department Opposes Homeschooling Family • Major Islamic School Su
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  25. My wonderful hubby. :wub:
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