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    TheSword

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    Pastor Scott Markle

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  1. 1 Corinthians 7 25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. 26I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. 27Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. 28But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. Whatever you do, consider and remember the underlined part.
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  2. Hello friends, a few weeks ago on a Sunday Night, I was privileged to preach message on "Cleaving to God". I was extremely discouraged before preaching the message, and did not think it was going to go well, but about halfway through I could feel the Holy Spirit of God come upon me in a very unique way, I hope you will take some time to listen to this message, and I pray that the Holy Spirit of God will touch your heart in the same way he did to me. It's a little slow, but at around 36 minutes I could sense in a real way that the Holy Spirit began taking control of me and speaking, I do not
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  3. Excellent posts from Pastor Markle! I've taken much heat over the years for discussing that very issue. Leadership, which Scripture calls men to, is the key issue. Another factor which has led to complacency has been the ease of life in America and the dominance (until our lifetimes) of secular Christianity in America. This all made for ease of living and ease of conscience as many lose interest in God when everything seems to be so good in their lives and why bother evangelizing when most folks call themselves Christian and share a similar public persona (again, until changes in our lifetime)
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  4. An argument certainly could be made to that effect; however, I myself would probably be more likely to make the argument that the decline among men as spiritual leaders is what allowed the feminist movement to acquire greater strength.
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  5. The Lord our God has placed the responsibility of spiritual leadership for individual homes and individual churches upon the shoulders of the men. Even so, the men are responsible to lead and to teach their respective wives and children, as well as to influence their churches, in the truth of God's Holy Word. However, the majority of the men are no longer diligent students of God's Holy Word and are no longer walking after God's Holy Spirit (but after their own selfish flesh); therefore, they cannot lead and teach as they ought. Sad to say, but this is even true within the pastoral leadersh
    2 points
  6. TheSword

    Theology Proper

    Trying to decide which one start with is always somewhat of a conundrum. Just like your husband, I intended to do Bibliology in the next section instead of moving on to Christ and the Holy Spirit as most systematic theologies do. Part of where many people fail is in not giving the Bible enough weight and precedence in developing their theologies and as a result they always end up with an inferior product. I think that is exactly why UM and John91 expressed their concerns over it above. Part of the fundamental aspect of what is missing from most systematic theologies I have seen is the lack of
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  7. Hello Natalia! Welcome to the group. I understand your desire to have a loving, godly family. My parents had a loving, godly marriage. From the time I was just a few weeks old they started taking me to church. As I grew my Mother was diligent about teaching me the Bible at home. God and the Bible were central in our family. At the age of six I felt the calling of the Lord and gave my life to Him. I made my profession public at my home church and followed two weeks later in baptism by immersion. From that time my dearest desire was to serve God however He wanted me to. For many years
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  8. Hello Natalia, I see you responded to Ukulelemike's second sentence but not his first (which I would consider the more important one.) The first thread you started, I deleted because I had the impression it was just a spam thread. With the second thread standing open and responded to, you now have a chance to prove me wrong (which I would not object to.) So, you said you're a child of God -- wonderful! In that case I'm sure you would not object to giving us the blessing of hearing when you became one and how it came about.
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  9. Welcome, Natalia. So, can you tell us about your salvation experience? As for seeking a godly husband, first I recommend you reject the dating sites-they are junk and its a worldly way to meet a spouse. Are you in a good church? That is where I would begin my search-get involved in your church and wait for the Lord to bring someone to you. I met my wife in my church, in a little town of 800 people.
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  10. hello everyone my name is Natalia, am single and am looking for a Christian and God fearing man because am a child of God, i have tried some dating sites but i don't know if its proper to say their names because i didn't have a good experience there, i actually met someone but he is against my beliefs, he smokes and drink too much, i tried to change him but guess he couldn't give up those things for me, he choose them over me. feel free to contact me if you are interested age does not matter to me as far as am happy, here is my email:natalia.martinez97@yahoo.com and my skype: natalia.dovey als
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  11. TheSword

    Theology Proper

    Given the lack of a reliable systematic theology from a fundamental perspective (of which has come up several times on this forum as well), largely because the people who are capable of writing one are wholly engaged in other ministry or are unwilling to commit themselves to do so, I've decided to explore undertaking the task to write one. It's sure to be an extremely long (years if not decades) and arduous process. I'm of the mind that a good systematic theology should start with Theology Proper (Doctrine of God). Unfortunately it's probably my least favorite one to develop, but it is critica
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  12. thank you, gentlemen! this will give me something to discuss with my husband when he comes back from his trip. I know from the woman's perspective, if you believe women are to be submissive in the home and the church you are looked on as a traitor to your sex. We have gotten ourselves into quite a spot.
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  13. Speaking of missionaries but not in foreign countries. I became disabled in 98. Shortly after that God called me to be a missionary. I surrendered after about 5 minutes... Since then God has brought women into my life for me to minister to.. I am living with a woman who lost her husband. 6 years ago and needs someone to help her through life... she is saved, goes to church faithfully, and is a member of the choir. we do devotions together every day.... be patient Maggie you gave excellent advice...
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  14. "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." - 2 Timothy 4:3-4 "Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are
    1 point
  15. swathdiver

    Theology Proper

    Consider the table of contents in the book, "A Systematic Study of Bible Doctrine" by Thomas Paul Simmons.
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  16. TheSword

    Theology Proper

    Yeah, it's the reason there is a dearth of fundamental literature in general. Truly, it's kind of a great problem to have because it means people are wholly given to the work of God. Right now I am not engaged in full-time ministry and so this will be my main project until I get established in a ministry in my new church and then I suppose will become my "leisure" activity. Agreed. I think I will actually address this thoroughly in both Theology Proper and Soteriology (salvation) when it comes time to work through the whole Calvinism thing. Haha, I certainly appreciate your cooperation.
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  17. TheSword

    Theology Proper

    I 100% agree with this and it is my intent. What I mean by incorporating philosophy into it would be taking the biblical claims about God to their logical ends to extrapolate and explain how those qualities and facts affect both our relation to Him and how it relates to other doctrines. Additionally, when building a systematic theology from the bottom-up, there must be some amount of reasoning for things such as the existence of God, otherwise it will be circular reasoning. Rest assured that it will be minimal and still supported by biblical evidence and principle on every point.
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  18. Rosie

    want a family of my own

    welcome Natalie.. I am a senior and have never been married. When I first got saved 31 years ago I went to every special meeting in all of the IFB Churches in my area thinking God would provide a husband for me but it never happened.. so after several years I gave up looking... here I've been saved 31 years...oops I told my age.... and am still single. I believe with all of my heart at this point in time God wants me single.. I would love to have a daughter of my own but God didn't agree... I have 5 brothers.... wait upon Him.. Don't make a mistake that you will regret later
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  19. John81

    Theology Proper

    I see this as a very important point. Stick to what Scripture actually deals with and says, not speculations of what we (or others) might think certain things may mean or not. One of the main problems with many Christian writings along the lines proposed is the constant interjection of the authors speculations and guesses. Even worse when the author puts forth the speculations and guesses of those he disagrees with and then proceeds to offer his own speculations and guesses as an alternative. Recently I began reading an article online in which the author began by stating his intent to only s
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  20. natalia

    want a family of my own

    Thanks for your words of advice, and as for those dating sites i have separated myself from them, because it is a threat to my christian life
    1 point
  21. October 06, 2015William Tyndale and The English BibleIf you read the Bible in English, you owe a debt of gratitude to William Tyndale. Today marks the anniversary of Tyndale’s execution at the stake for the “crime” of translating the Bible into English: The “father of the English Bible” was apparently born in a hamlet near the Welsh border about 1490. He arrived at Oxford with a gift for languages and began studying the writings of the greatest linguist in the world, Erasmus. He poured over Erasmus’ Greek New Testament and other writings, and he soon began lecturing from them. The Bible was st
    1 point
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