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  1. Ronda

    Ronda

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  2. trapperhoney

    trapperhoney

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  3. John81

    John81

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  4. Alan

    Alan

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  1. John81

    The Widow's Mites

    Amen! That is the biblical truth there!! It's sad to hear Baptist preachers sound so much like the prosperity preachers they denounce, when they come before their congregation and tell them they must tithe even if that means they can't pay their bills or shop for groceries. Then they declare God will honor their faithfulness by sending them whatever amount of money they need to pay those bills and buy those groceries. J. Vernon McGee told a good story of the depression days when a well-to-do man was speaking highly of himself for continuing to tithe during the hard times whil
    4 points
  2. Tithing was a Levitical law. We (saved/church/bride) are not under the law but under grace. I come under fire for this belief often, yet I believe that's exactly what the bible teaches. Now that is not to say we shouldn't give to the church. But we are not obligated to a 10% tithe. We should give from a cheerful heart (not grudgingly). I heard one preacher tell his congregation: "If you have unpaid bills, you better not be putting money into the plate". I agree... when bills are manageable then give (willingly) and if you have looming taxes or utility bills needing paid... pay those first. A
    4 points
  3. Ukulelemike

    Hagee's Haggle...

    People are so afraid to judge anything anymore, they don't just lack discernment, they outright refuse and reject it, and so they fall to such men as Hagee or Popoff or any of the great number of charlatans out there, fleecing the flock. Even in the IFB circles, this idea of "don't judge" is gaining ground. It seems the highest of sins anymore to speak out against any pastor's teaching, that to do so, even from scripture, is to stand against God's anointed. I read an article today called "What Christians Can Learn From Piranhas" (http://ministry127.com/christian-living/what-c
    3 points
  4. Ronda

    Hagee's Haggle...

    I agree, Alan. One of the biggest problems (in my opinion) of "churchianity" these days is that few are opening their bibles up and actually reading the words (let alone studying). There are some instances (I've seen) where pastors don't teach the word, and don't admonish their congregation to read the bible. BUT, on the other hand... many times the blame does NOT lay at the door of pastors. I've also seen/heard good pastors teach and preach on the word of God and yet many in the congregation leave their bibles to collect dust throughout the rest of the week. That's certainly not the pasto
    3 points
  5. trapperhoney

    i find it amusing

    Today I drove onto base to collect hubby from work and saw some people out running, but they were running backwards. I had drove on base a couple weeks ago on a very nice day to find 5-7 people running backward around the building. I find it amusing because hubby inadvertently started this. When he was working with recruits he would lead them in physical fitness training, trying to get them ready to pass the physical fitness test before shipping off to boot camp. Most of these kids are involved in no physical activity at all, except that of their thumbs (video games) So leading them in th
    2 points
  6. Just made this one for my 2yo grand daughter's birthday. She will have to grow into it, but her eyes lit up when she saw it. She rode it a little, then got down and petted it. The bronco-buster in the photo is my 7yo grandson.
    2 points
  7. Ronda

    My Blessings

    Beautiful family! Thanks for sharing And thankful also for your family's contribution to our military. (I also have family members currently in all branches of the military as well as many vets in the family). Freedom isn't free. God bless you and yours!
    2 points
  8. Alimantado

    Errors of Calvanism

    In the spirit of getting some more fruitful contributions on this thread: I particularly like this assertion that there are questions of mystery. Trying to comprehend God's plan and will does lead to some tricky philosophical questions, which preachers and theologans have been speaking on and writing about since the early church. I don't know what else the preacher said about the questions listed but I tend to think it's fine to say that they are indeed mysteries--things we may not have satisfactory answers for on this earth. There are examples in God's Word, e.g. Job and Romans,
    2 points
  9. Rebecca

    i find it amusing

    backwards
    2 points
  10. I greatly appreciate your husband's and son's service! I mentioned in another thread that all 4 of our kiddos have served (two still serving), and the Lord has sustained us through 8 deployments between them. I do understand the feelings of being a wife of a military man, and also being a military mom...and so I long to be of encouragement and support to you! Thank you for posting all of the pictures. When praying it helps to have their faces in mind, and makes it more personal. You have a very precious family! Lifting you up in prayer... Merri
    2 points
  11. Sure buddy, easy for you to say. Godzilla never needed a gun unless he was going up against King Kong.
    2 points
  12. It has been said by many that in the story of the widow who put her last two mites in the Temple Treasury was being commended by Jesus after she did so. I am not so sure this was the case. Notice: Mark 12:38-44 And he said unto them in his doctrine, BEWARE OF THE SCRIBES, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: WHICH DEVOUR WIDOWS HOUSES, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people c
    1 point
  13. ..................I want to pet you." She never said that but for a time, as she tried in vain to overtake them, she was holding her tiny palm up in a petting motion. So we got some feed, the tame sheep came near, and we let her pet them.
    1 point
  14. The widow was not tithing. We can know this for several reasons. 1. The Law was still in effect. The Law would not end until Jesus' death on the cross. Ephesians. 2:14-15; Colossians. 2:14 2. The Law said that God's holy tithe was to be agricultural, not monetary. Leviticus 27:30-33 3. Even if the widow had a farm to tithe from, she would not have tithed to the Temple. She would have taken her tithe to the Levites in the farming community instead. Numbers 18:24-28; Nehemiah 10:37-38 4. Only Temple staff tithed to the Temple. Nehemiah 10
    1 point
  15. Give that hippy horse a hair cut! ha ha ha.... j/k. It must be nice to have some talent.
    1 point
  16. When I played high school football I was always one of the slowest during sprints but when it came to the backwards running drills I was usually the fastest. Go figure.
    1 point
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  18. One of the best church sites I've visited. The scripture verses with the accompanying photos, and the wise sayings of some of the great men of God, was encouraging and edifying. I also appreciate the photos of the revival meeting. Thanks for letting us know about the site. After viewing the site I felt that the church, 'Georges Creek Missionary Baptist Church,' was a church worth visiting to all those in the area of the church. Alan
    1 point
  19. WHAT??? I will have to double check that.... okay, the link is fixed
    1 point
  20. Alan

    Hagee's Haggle...

    Ronda, Amen and amen! 2 Timothy 4:3 and 4 is totally applicable to our age. Alan
    1 point
  21. trapperhoney

    My Blessings

    In November there is an important date in our family. It is November 10, the Marine Corps birthday. Hubby is a Marine. He started his military career (though he hates that word) in the Marines in 1985. The Marines did a great deal in shaping him. He had grown up without a father, had to work a huge garden as his single, widowed mother worked long hours in a factory to support her two little boys (born 18 months a part). He grew up in the wilds of PA, close to the Poconos. He enjoyed hunting, helping put food on the table, and eventually went into trapping which he did very well at. But
    1 point
  22. Rosie

    My Blessings

    praying for God's will for him
    1 point
  23. praying this goes well
    1 point
  24. Alimantado

    Errors of Calvanism

    Whatever you meant by detract, that you accused me of improper conduct with my original post is a fact, not an opinion: "Permit me to explain my motives. The method of using one small section of a lesson to throw doubt on the whole lesson is a common practice to detract from the main points. That is a common practice." You're saying my original post was a deliberate smokescreen to stop people from reading the rest of the article. That's completely untrue, but since you don't withrdraw it then that means you stand by it. For any others reading: I've been very happy to
    1 point
  25. Alan

    My Blessings

    Please keep us posted.
    1 point
  26. trapperhoney

    My Blessings

    thank you for your support. up until now he has been in training units, therefore "non-deployable" but he has recently moved into a combat engineer unit (he was cross trained in the reserves but never did the job) and is very likely to be one of the first to be deployed if things with ISIS really heats up.
    1 point
  27. Alan

    My Blessings

    Trapperhoney, The sacrifice of your husband, and the family in support of the husband, towards the freedom of the United States, in war and peace, by his service in the Armed Forces, is appreciated. Alan
    1 point
  28. That works! Finally! Thanks Salyan! I did notice that some of the buttons are shaped like stars...not sure what that means? If anyone isn't sure what to click, this is it...
    1 point
  29. To go to the last unread post, click the round button to the left of the thread title. Title takes you to the top of the thread, round button takes you to your last unread.
    1 point
  30. It looks like, If God doesn't intervene, our grand daughter in the photo will be in a broken home. Our daughter in law is in the process of divorcing our son. She is still living in the house with him until she can find a job and her own place. She filed the papers yesterday. I would appreciate all your prayers.
    1 point
  31. trapperhoney

    My Blessings

    well, he doesn't know. after the first of the year we will probably start him on a locksmithing correspondence course so he can have our lockshop open during the day. I would like him to do something in computers, he is good at what he knows, but he doesn't know a lot.
    1 point
  32. No Nicolaitans

    My Blessings

    Wonderful testimonial! Thank you for sharing it with everyone.
    1 point
  33. I am in the middle of building 2 1911s but the Spirit has nothing to do with it, I just cerakoted both frames and lapped the slides. Nowhere in the NT however BTW: unless you are a Jew and sacrificed a goat today don't bother with the OT references. Jesus cleared all that up in the NT. He and His Apostles in the Epistles taught and demonstrated how we as born again, Spirit indwelt believers are to live in this day and age. Shoot em up, bang bang aint in there anywhere.
    1 point
  34. Alan

    Hagee's Haggle...

    With these reprobates they do not need a scripture reference to fleece the modern Laodicean saint.
    1 point
  35. Ukulelemike

    Hagee's Haggle...

    I think the references can be found in the NHRV, the New Hagee Reprobate Version.
    1 point
  36. No Nicolaitans

    Hagee's Haggle...

    Some of Hagee's "discoveries" of the mystery of the prayer shawl... Moses wore one to his funeral. David wore one when he battled Goliath. Jesus wore one his entire life...from the time he was 13 until his death. The sheet that Peter saw in his dream about the unclean animals wasn't a sheet...it was a prayer shawl. Elijah's mantle that fell to Elisha was a prayer shawl. The head cloth that Jesus folded and set aside in the tomb (after his resurrection) was a prayer shawl. The woman who touched the hem of Jesus garment was touching
    1 point
  37. It was everyone giving, yes. But more was required of the widow than of the others. They gave out of their abundance, she gave all. And yes, He was pointing out that she was being robbed. Mark 12:38-40 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. Jesus was warning of religious leaders who, among other attrocities, w
    1 point
  38. robmac68

    The Widow's Mites

    Seriously?? If such were the case as you pointed out, we would not need the comparison that the "rich cast in much." Many that were rich does not specify they were all lawmakers and scribes. Rich were casting in a lot from their abundance but she cast in more. If Jesus was pointing out they were robbing this poor widow, He would have just pointed out she gave all she had, now she has nothing. He then goes on to point out she gave more than "all" that gave. This was everyone giving, not just scribes and lawmakers. He is pointing out her 100% and "all they" gave less than 100%. This was
    1 point
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