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  1. Jordan Kurecki

    Jordan Kurecki

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  2. Alan

    Alan

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  3. HappyChristian

    HappyChristian

    Lady Administrators


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  4. Pastor Scott Markle

    Pastor Scott Markle

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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  1. 1. Would you be willing to take a donation of books from Pastor Scott Markle. I know him personally, and could talk to him about it. 2. Concerning Sorenson, I do not believe that he is covenant/reformed. Would be interested to learn how you concluded that, and would suggest a recheck of the information.
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  2. The first of his books I would recommend for a church library is probably the Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity. The second would be The Discipling Church: The Church That Will Stand Until Christ Comes.
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  3. We have a candidate coming tomorrow, please pray for wisdom to know if this is the man God wants for our church.
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  4. the following are some excerpts from a lesson I did on how to understand the bible, feel free to comment on them, I will post new points as time goes by: The word study in 2 Timothy 2:15 means to be diligent. The phrase rightly dividing in Greek has the idea of making a straight cut. It seems to give me the idea of precision. We need precision, carefulness, and diligence when interpreting the bible because it is like no other book. 2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy c
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  5. We have a pastor! Thanks to everyone for praying for us.
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  6. That's a good thing to do. My hubs will recommend books for our folks to purchase, and we also hope that mayhap they will purchase copies of what we place in the library so they might have it at home. There are no current plans to have a school, especially since we don't even have children attending church yet, but we do want to have books available for children as well. We have an extensive personal library also, and I can't imagine people not wanting to own books! My niece is like my sister - not a reader, and not very interested in books at all. When I first was able to unpack ma
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  7. I looked at it again - not very well noticed was the "in distinction to" in the midst of the lists. The top of the second list was covenant/reformed and so I didn't look any further. A poorly positioned comparison notation was where I got the idea. Thank you for causing me to look again. Why, yes, I think we would. If you could talk to him, that would be marvelous. (and greatly appreciated!) As to Sorenson - as I mentioned in my reply to Jordan, their listing confused the issue for me. The "in distinction to" in the middle of the two lists (the one Jordan copied, and the one
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  8. Our pastor encourages the members to maintain their own libraries at home. His was almost as large as mine until I got rid of all the secular books I've read over a lifetime! Now he's at about 3,000 volumes and I'm probably 2/3 of that. Our church's Academy has an extensive library for the children though.
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  9. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)
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  10. Yeah Sorenson is NOT covenant theology or reformed. I don’t know where you got that idea...I mean I bought his commentary set when he was at Fairhaven and I have been using it for years, it's the commentary I go to when I DON'T want the reformed perspectives of Gill or Henry. Sorenson and Ironside are my go to commentaries when I am wanting a sound dispensational viewpoint. "The Understanding the Bible (Sorenson) is unique in that it is: Dispensational in theology Pre-Trib Rapture Pre-millennial King James/traditional-text based Baptism by immersion
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  11. Alan

    The Local Church.

    Jim, I appreciate you mentioning Matthew 11:11 and your comments. Alan
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  12. Great minds! I was thinking of the Way of Life Encyclopedia. I'll have to check out the second one. It sounds good.
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  13. I highly recommend Way of Life Literature. Brother David Cloud has written many, many books and they are priced very reasonably. He is an IFB preacher and missionary to Nepal. If you are not familiar with him, I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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  14. I have worked with both electronic and paper - and I really like electronic best. But since we are a small church, it would probably make more sense to go the paper route for now. We have a few readers in the church, so we are hoping that they will frequent the library once it's established. I'm just not thrilled about accessioning everything by hand. LOL But I am stoked about the library, so I'll "suffer" through it. I think the Dewey Decimal System is much easier and more user friendly than the Library of Congress system. I much prefer a system to just grouping as well. In fact, one o
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  15. The pastors want our church library to go electronic – but no one actually wants to sit down and check books out regularly, so it doesn’t really work. We have the old-fashioned library cards and envelopes in each book (and a secure return box, so the books can’t disappear before being rematched with their cards.) We ordered ours from a library supplier. And they are all Dewey Decimalized, because how else would I organize it? Practically, though, simply grouping them by subject and labelling the shelves would probably have been simpler and more user-friendly. I just personally hate lab
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  16. Sorenson's Commentary on the Bible is excellent, from a IFB KJVO perspective... though the entire set is somewhat pricey.. I recommend an English grammar book, American Christians need to understand English to understand their bible! Pastor Markle's book on marriage is a great book also
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  17. The following quote is from D.A. Waite's book "Defending the King James Bible" THREE SUPERIOR KING JAMES OLD TESTAMENT TRANSLATORS. 1. The Accomplishments of Lancelot Andrews. First we will consider the Old Testament translators of the KING JAMES BIBLE and the accomplishments of Dr. Lancelot Andrews. He was the president or director of the Westminster group that translated twelve books altogether, from Genesis to 2 Kings. That was the task of Company One. a. First of all, he acquired most of the modern languages of Europe at the University of Cambridge. He gave himself chiefly to the
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  18. I always ask JWs if they know they have eternal life... I have never had one tell me they do, I always then quote 1 John 5-11-13 and tell them I know that I have eternal life and I then use that to present the Gospel.
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  19. Sister, I am not Brother "Swathdiver" and do not claim to speak on his behalf; however, having followed each part of this thread discussion, I do NOT believe that this comment was directed against you.
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  20. I'm glad you like the photos. They were taken at a small village called Fu Shan, it's in SE Taiwan.
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  21. Indeed, one of the ways in which the light is able to reveal and reprove the darkness is simply by shining faithfully. (See Ephesians 5:8-13)
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  22. I believe that 1 Timothy 2:9-10 is being addressed to believers. Maybe I'm wrong. I've seen church ladies and preacher's daughters, in an IFB church, come in the house of God with cleavage displayed and "slits" way up their thighs and nothing was ever said about it from the pulpit That verse should be preached from the pulpit along with verses to the men. IE "men shouldn't look.....ladies shouldn't solicit looks". Also, back in the Sunday School rooms, Godly ladies should be teaching all the younger lady-believers how to dress and behave, while Godly men teach men how to dress and behave. W
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  23. Excellent lesson Alan. I especially like this part: "Furthermore, the name of the individual who baptized the Lord Jesus was John. The title of John was, “the Baptist.” For a New Testament church who decides to fully follow as a disciple of John, and Jesus Christ, and call them themselves, “the Baptist Church,” is a good statement of where the church stands in relationship with John the Baptist and in doctrinal matters." This is something that most leave out of lessons and even just plain conversation. They never identify a Baptist church, in name, as being identified with John the Baptis
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  24. True, but Salvation is not "Easy". Admitting you are guilty of Sin and worthy of death is one of the most difficult things. It's why only one malefactor got saved.
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  25. Alan

    The Local Church.

    Acts 2:41-47, “The Church at Jerusalem” “Then that that gladly received his word was baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bre
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  26. irishman

    Clothing

    Genesis 3 “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (2:25) “And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” (3:10) In this chapter, and in the last verse of the previous chapter, we see the main reason for clothing. Did you ever wonder why you wear what you wear? Clothing is basically to cover our shame (nakedness). In verse 7 of chapter 3, we see that they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves, because they were naked. They did not know what it meant to be naked before this, and had
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  27. Alan

    The Local Church.

    Acts 16:1-5, “Churches – Established & Increased” Verse 1-6, “Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek. And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained o
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  28. This was spot on Alan. I especially liked the last three paragraphs. This lesson really tore apart the "Universal Church vs Local Church" issue. This is one thing I have always driven home when teaching about the institution named Church. And that is that when Scripture talks about more than one church, it always says "churches", it never lumps them together to indicate them as one Universal church. The word "churches" in these verses positively identifies that the word being in the plural affirms that there was more than one local church. The act of Paul "confirming" the churches is exa
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  29. Alan

    The Local Church.

    Acts 15:41, “Confirming the Churches” “And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.” Acts 15:41 As we study the history of the church in the book of Acts we need to remember a very important fact. Just about everywhere Paul went the unsaved Jews, heretics, and false apostles, verbally attacked him and incited mobs to cause him physical harm and embarrassment. After Paul left the area these religious zealots, false brethren, false apostles, heretics, and even brethren in the pew tried to infiltrate the local assembles and corrupt them with false doctrines. “F
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  30. Missionary David Brainerd (sp?) missionary to the American Indians preached for 10 years before he got his first convert, and that convert was the man that translated for him for 10 years. I go because ALL Christians are COMMANDED to go and preach the gospel. I believe God's purpose is served even with those that slam the door in my face or curse me out. God's justice is validated at the judgement when a lost soul tries to claim, "but no one told me! How was supposed to know?." I believe God will replay all the times He sent someone to share the gospel with them and what they did with it
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