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  1. The Bible is not open to personal interpretation 2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
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  2. I'd like to see churches focus on worship & praise of God. We get enough politix in the rest of our lives.
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  3. Jerry

    A Word Fitly Spoken

    I know I am not where I once was in regards to writing devotionals and studies - but I am still studying, and sharing different word studies to encourage and exhort the believers around me. Tonight, the Lord impressed upon me to turn that into a ministry and use what He is teaching me now, even if it is somewhat different than what I used to write. Proverbs 25:11 says, A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. I can go through my emails and texts to my friends sent out in the last few months and see what apples of gold I can share with my brothers and sisters here on these boards. If I post a date with a word study, it is mostly a gauge for me to know when I originally sent it out - then I am reminded of when in my life the Lord emphasized those devotional thoughts on my heart and mind. Please feel free to interact with the word studies posted, give me your feedback, and I trust the Lord Jesus Christ will bless you and He has blessed me in studying His Word and digging a little deeper as I walk with Him. Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. The Greek word for uttermost is panteles. The root word pan means “all, every.” Teles and the word Jesus used in John 19:30 for “It is finished” come from the same root word meaning “(to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state).” Just as everything needed to save us was done at Calvary (ie. by our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, shedding His blood, bearing our sins and suffering God’s wrath in our place) - It is finished! - even so, will all be done in and through us (the process of calling us, justifying us, sanctifying us, glorifying us - in fact, every single thing that our Lord promises to do for us in regards to our salvation) will be done by Jesus. Just as He finished the work of dying for our sins on Calvary, even so will He do all things needed to make us fit to dwell eternally with Him - from the guttermost to the uttermost, as they say. Jerry Bouey July 31/2021.
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  4. Does it affect anything, ever, in the Kingdom of Heaven ? What do you think, or why is it serious at all for followers of Jesus ? Many thousands, even millions of dollars more is spent willy nilly every year for decades now, "defending" murderers, rapists, terrorists, in the so-called 'legal system' of the untied states. Many millions or maybe billions of dollars are spent by every administration for the last 4 or more decades as far as I know, on performing abortions, and perhaps billions more on the care required by those who were tricked into getting an abortion by the enemy of Christ and people of the usa. So why should anyone at all even think for one second about what you claim is a "serious subject" ? When so many other things desperately more serious are happening EVERY DAY !?
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  5. A good soldier (in God's Kingdom, in Christ Jesus) does not get entangled in the affairs of this world.
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  6. This quote is NOT out of context. Here Jesus, God The Son, explicitly calls John, "The Baptist". This is why I said he was named The Baptist by God; not out of context at all. John was his name, Baptist was his title, making him the first Baptist. That made all that he baptized Baptists also. This is NOT my interpretation, it is exactly what the Inspired Scripture says, word for word. not hard to understand if you can read. So, according to your most recent reply you would rather trust Christian "traditions" rather than Inspired Scripture.
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  7. On the other side you have those that read the King James Bible all the time, but also they read a lost man made books, and they follow it. Like the lost Jehovah witness. Be carful not to become a fanatic of false teachings. I read the KJB in English and the Reina Valera Bible en Español for I am Spanish.
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  8. If you are a member of a sound, Bible believing church, this inquiry is addressed to you. We know without asking that modernistic pastors or cult leaders are “evil men and seducers.” (11 Tim. 3:13). We’re asking this question because in every good church there are a number of critics who feel their pastor, no matter how faithful, is a lemon and should leave soon. Why is it? Well, first of all “Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called: but God bath chosen the foolish . .. the weak . . . the base … and the despised, hath God chosen . . . ” (I Cor. 1:26-28). This passage discusses preachers and it is clear there are few supermen in God’s ministry. The critics feel their pastor is “below average.” So was Moses, who was “very meek” (no personality), Numbers 12:3; and the Apostle Paul who was “less than the least of all the saints” (no prestige), Eph. 3:8. The God of grace usually chooses humble men “that no flesh should glory in his presence” but rather “glory in the Lord”. (I Cor. 1:29-31). The root of criticism is usually PRIDE which is hindering blessing and causing trouble for “only by pride cometh contention.” (Proverbs 13:10). If your pastor exalts Christ as God and Saviour and preaches Bible-centered messages then he is definitely the kind of a pastor God wants in your church and he deserves your hearty support and cooperation. “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their works sake, And be at peace among yourselves.” (I Thes. 5:12-13). Remember that a pastor is not the church’s hired man, paid to please the members — rather an “overseer” appointed by the Holy Spirit (Acts 20:28) and Christ’s “gift” to each local church, “for the perfecting of the saints to do the work of the ministry.” (Eph. 4:11,12). Concerning faithful pastors, God commands: “Obey them that have rule over you, and submit yourselves; for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” (Heb. 13:17). Don’t demand too many visible results for your pastor’s calling is to faithfully sow and water the seed of God’s Word and the Lord “gives the increase” (I Cor. 3:5-10) which may or may not be visible to your eyes. May we express appreciation to the many consecrated church members who prayerfully support and encourage their pastor in these difficult days. When the critics also develop a Scriptural attitude toward the pastor we predict that the church will enjoy many new blessings and greater progress; the pastor’s efforts will bear more fruit and everyone’s soul will be filled. What kind of a pastor do you have? You probably have the very one God wants you to have the very best man for your particular church to fulfill God’s purpose there at this time! By L.E.A. _______________________ Tract # D-513 Order From: TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 1911 34th St., E. L. Bynum, Pastor P.O. Box 3100, Lubbock, Texas 79452
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  9. A man and his wife visit a church to hear the service, he said it was very boring to his wife. During the service the preacher announced that there will be a meeting of the board after service in the back of the church. So the man visiting went after the service went to the back of the church. The pastor said welcome may I help you? The man visiting said, is this the meeting of the boring service
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  10. Concerning the burden of the thread discussion itself - There is no doubt that Biblical love is a central theme of Biblical doctrine and godliness. However, the problem arises when we follow an unbiblical, worldly idea of love, rather than a Biblical, godly idea of love. Biblical, godly love does NOT accept the sinner WITH his sin. Rather, Biblical, godly love seeks to reach the sinner in his sin and to draw that sinner unto the Savior who will DELIVER the sinner FROM his sin. In relation to sin, Biblical, godly love is a delivering and transforming love; it is not an accepting and enabling love.
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  11. There is no doubt different gospels in the scripture but only one gospel we preach now, i.e. the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and simple faith in him. Refusal to recognize and delineate the differences between these gospels will lead to heresies in this dispensation of the grace of God. Acts 2:38 is NOT the gospel we preach today no matter how much you use the "original languages" or Baptist doctrine to wrest the verse.
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  12. Andersonites aren't Dispensationalist (They teach a type of Reformed Covenant Theology) nor do they believe in multiple Gospels for salvation (they teach faith in Christ alone).
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  13. John was named The Baptist, by God before he ever baptized anyone. He was not named such because of what he did. Regarding Jan Hus and his unfortunate life and demise, he was never a Baptist by any stretch of the imagination.
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  14. I can't reply to this myself. I am an Independent Baptist, so I don't visit "Protestant Churches".
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