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  1. Now, don't get me wrong here - I am not disagreeing with your general points, but to answer this specific question: 1Ti 3:4-5 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (5) (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) I know this is specific to Pastors, but it makes that point that a man should "rule his house well". This is talking about rank and position - the Man is the "ruler" or "leader" of his house. Before I get a big backlash and a pummelling from all and sundry, this general issue is one that I have long been concerned about - so many men do not how to "rule their house well" in a genuinely Biblical sense. It is not for a man to a totalitarian ruler, and a man certainly doesn't rule alone - He is after all part of "one flesh" formed at marriage. And a man should always remember that he rules his house in (Biblical) love. And I also agree with you that there seems to be a huge "Man bashing" sentiment going around in certain preaching. Without a doubt, there needs to be BIBLICAL teaching on marriage relationships and family relationships, and much of what is passed off as "Family teaching" and "Marriage teaching" is not very biblical at all.
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  2. Eventually, at least the panhandle. Was in briefly North FL earlier (saw Heartstrings as we passed through)
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  3. Indeed, Brother "1Timothy115," Even for myself, who is somewhat driven by personality and ability to study diligently, I find that the battle against true Bible study rages daily; and I must confess that I fail therein all too often, and thereby commit sin against my precious Lord and Savior.
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  4. 2bLikeJesus

    Huntsville, AL

    After Huntsville, we will go to Georgia for a couple of days, then South Carolina, then head up the Eastern seaboard to New Jersey, Washington DC, New York, and surrounding area, then head back west along I-90 to Coeur d' Alene, ID and Spokane where my family is. HUGE road trip that we have set aside 6 weeks to complete.
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  5. AdamL

    Jacksonville Florida

    If things change or someone else is looking Victory Baptist Church is a great church that has a fantastic school. My children used to attend there and we loved it. They are on the Northside of Jacksonville.
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  6. I live near Jacksonville and am a member of a church in Jacksonville. My church is Heavenly Heights Baptist Church. I know a few folks that go to West Shores Baptist. I knew they had recently gotten a new pastor but I know nothing about him. If someone is looking for a church in the Jacksonville area feel free to let me know. My church Heavenly Heights is a great church and our Pastor really loves and cares for people and desperately wants to see souls saved.
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  7. Individuals. ( James 1:14) But the church can put safeguards in place. First admit that all men (and women) are sexual beings. Stop isolating pastors and preachers from the congregation by considering them to be "God's annointed"(because all saved individuals are anointed)and quit fearing to question them or hold them accountable. Trust no man. Let all pastors, preachers and any other church leaders know this and make it known publicly that you require leaders to have someone with them at all times when with a member of the opposite sex. And, really, stop the "counseling" stuff with females. If a female needs counseling, set her up to meet with a Godly older woman (Titus 2:3-5) As far as the congregation goes, stop teaching that men are to be "leaders" in the home. They're not. The Bible uses words like "rule", "head", "authority" for men and the home and by trying to be "politically correct" you're just conforming to the world. The Bible calls BOTH the husband and the wife to be, effectively, leaders. Why? Because if the wife is failing spiritually, the husband can "win" her by loving and honoring her and, likewise, if the husband is doing poorly spiritually the wife can bring him back in line by "submitting" and living Godly before him. (1 Peter 3:1-7) Teach the women to honor and respect their husbands and, back to the sexual thing, teach BOTH husband and wife that temptation can be averted/controlled by not "defrauding". (1 Corinthians 7:1-5} 1 Corintians 7: 1Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. Some like to let the men have it with both barrels on Father's Day; but I dare them to try preaching things like "submission", "authority", "rule" and "reverence" on Mother's Day. That would certainly be a shake-up. Actually, you SHOULD honor the Mothers on Mother's Day AND the Fathers on Father's day. There are around 150 other Sundays, Sunday nights and Wednesday nights during the year to do the other and when Paul did it, he spoke to BOTH at the same time and by doing that, Paul let us know that we're all in this thing together!. What can happen if we could do that simple thing and quit putting the men, the patriarchs of the home, down like the WORLD does? We can see wives respecting their husbands more and husbands loving their wives more and we can see LESS temptation happening in our churches. Just by simply doing it the Bible way, we can see a lot less homes and lives destroyed.
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