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  1. 6 points
    Alan

    Why Don't Baptist Fast

    Quite frankly, the title of this thread is misleading and somewhat deceitful. The title implies that Baptists do not fast and therefore Baptists are not spiritual and do not obey the admonition to fast. This is one of the reasons why I have never commented on this thread the years that I have been on Online Baptist. In other words, the title of this thread already insinuates that "Baptists" do not fast which is an error. Quite a few "Baptists" do fast; they just don't tell everyone about it. Why? The Lord Jesus said, "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, which seest in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18 Normally, when I fast, and I am a Baptist, only my wife knows as she cooks the food I would normally eat and maybe the children. 'nuff said.
  2. 5 points
    PastorMatt

    Jordan & Alicia Kurecki

    It was a joy to have @Jordan Kurecki preach and present his work for us. It was good to to finally meet him after knowing him online for a few years. I want to encourage all you pastors out there to give him a call and have him present his work in your church, you will be blessed. Thank you Brother for coming to our small church and being a help to our people.
  3. 4 points
    Alan

    The beauty of creation

    Houghton Lake is very scenic and is surrounded by forests in north central Michigan. Houghton Lake & Beach Houghton, Michigan
  4. 3 points
    Jim_Alaska

    Pensacola Bible institute

    OK, no mincing words. This reply is aimed at SAB76. The moderators have been fielding complaints from other members about your offensive manner in this thread. Divorce or some other doctrine is not the subject of this particular reply. Offensive language is the subject. Calling other Christians "Pharisaical" is offensive and not Christ like. I gave a warning back a few replies about this sort of thing. Once again you have chosen to ignore a moderator's warning in your reply that was worded in the following manner: "And I will keep stating what I have since the start. This is Pharisaical." If you had read the board rules posted by the owner of this board you would have seen the following: 8. We will not allow the following a) Bashing of other message boards. b) Bashing of your pastor or church. ** Online Baptist is a place for fellowship, disagreements you may have with others should not be handled here. c) Members that come just to argue doctrine instead of fellowship. This is your last warning; if you can participate in discussions civilly and fellowship in a Christian manner, you are welcome here. If you choose to continue as you have, your time here will have come to an end.
  5. 3 points
    I heard the first are actually going to be last so does that mean the one who started this thread is the real winner? lol
  6. 3 points
    Jim_Alaska

    Pensacola Bible institute

    As an administrator I would like to insert a word of caution regarding certain negative replies that have been made in this thread. The word of caution is simply that due to some replies that have been made, the moderators will be keeping a closer eye on this and other threads in an attempt to better moderate our message board and keep posts inoffensive and more "Christ Like". Please consider others when posting and try to do unto them as you would have done unto you, with Christian love and consideration. Thanks folks.
  7. 2 points
    Alan

    The Local Church.

    Brethren, Our next lesson on the local church will be in 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 God bless you all. Alan
  8. 2 points
    No Nicolaitans

    Pensacola Bible institute

    I'm on my phone and can't answer in-depth...sorry. The qualifications apply to a MAN...not a child, adolescent, or teenager (in my opinion). That does away with "at any time". The qualifications also are the traits that he is publicly known by...this goes beyond what the man is now...it covers years. Why? Because of how he is known by those not only in the church...but how he is known by those who are "without". It takes a long time for a man to establish his reputation...especially by those who are "without". I know pastors who are popular in my community, but they don't meet the qualifications that God has ordained. Numerous church splits have resulted from these men...hard feelings and bitterness are the results. Many have adopted false doctrine...but they chalk it up to being persecuted...when neither they (nor the churches that elected them) held them to biblical qualifications.
  9. 2 points
    Alan

    The Local Church.

    1 Thessalonians 2:14, "Followers of Other Good Churches" "For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews." 1 Thessalonians 2:14 The apostle Paul had previously shown how the churches, which were regional, or local, in Judaea, a region of Israel, had suffered intense persecution by their own countrymen. The Thessalonian saints willingly followed the examples of the churches, or assemblies, of the saints in Judaea in following Christ. And, because of their faith in following Christ, and His doctrines, the Thessalonian church was persecuted by their own countrymen. The apostle Paul is very clear in his meaning. The churches in Judaea were separate congregations of believers from the churches in Thessalonica. The two regions, or local areas, were not connected, or governed, in any manner, with any ecclesiastical hierarchy, bishop, Pope, Priest, denomination, or other governmental body. The church, as a body of believers, in Thessalonica willingly made the decision to follow the example of the good churches in Judaea. A true New Testament church does not have any ecclesiastical body over them. All New Testament churches, or assemblies, are independent and make their own decisions in church matters.
  10. 2 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Woah there big boy......The only place I remember John saying anything to do with "low calibre" is: And yet you accuse him of saying: You need to be careful with your accusations, for that is not what John said, nor even what he implied. In fact, almost exactly the opposite. He didn't say they were defiling the church, and he didn't restrict the reason to only divorce - in fact he didn't even designate divorce specifically. And yet you go on a rant about all the other problems with churches today saying that John was ignoring those and suggesting it was ALL ABOUT DIVORCE. In fact, John's statement includes, not excludes all of these things, because it is a general statement. This is very close to a false accusation.
  11. 2 points
    Ukulelemike

    Why Don't Baptist Fast

    I have to say, I appreciate the honesty of those who admit they are too weak to fast. Honesty is a good thing, but it also implies you know you ought to do it, and you know it will bring your walk with Christ somewhere it has never been before. So I ask: Is it worth it to you? Do you want a better relationship? But I also warn you: like anything we do when we seek to grow in Christ, it has its inherent dangers. The last time I fasted, I fasted for a week, because I wanted to gain some wisdom and seek god's will, as well as begin to improve my work as a pastor. Shortly after starting, my wife got sick. They said it was nothing, but a few days later, she went into the emergency room and didn't leave the hospital for 5 months, severely ill, almost dying. Listening to some preaching sermons to try to gains some balance as I reeled over what was happening, a sermon by my old pastor, who himself has done serious fasting, warned that when we fast, we need to keep in mind that things may occur that seem devastating at the moment, but are happening as a response to the fasting done to grow, and that helped immensely, as I fully realized this was god's will for some reason, and that through it all, there would be some spiritual gain. So when you fast, if you're truly looking for spiritual results, things can happen that may seem hard, but remember, a tree only bears more and better fruit when it is properly pruned from time to time. But is it worth it? Absolutely!
  12. 2 points
    To my fossilized way of thinking, mission boards are one step away from an association or convention. I know, I am "old school", but I am not of the school that justifies a mission board's existence with the statement that "Few churches possess the personnel or capability to provide all the services and know-how needed to adequately assist a missionary who has been called to serve in a faraway place." I say this from personal experience where our small (40 member) local church helped and fully supported two of our missionary families to Far East Russia against all odds. I am a believer of and fully convinced that if God calls, He is fully able to supply every need.
  13. 2 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    1 Timothy 3 1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; note 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; note 4 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?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. note 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. I have been rather surprised that people are talking about sin in relation to this passage. Where does it talk about sin? It doesn't. It speaks of qualifications, not sin. Maybe people should consider that rather than talking about this in terms of sin. Sin? Qualifications? What is the difference between them? Interesting study for those who can be bothered and are interested in the biblical truth rather than winning an argument.
  14. 2 points
    Wretched, I agree with your writings on globalism, socialism, leftists, the billionaires and there agenda, etc... except for one point. I do not think, but will not argue the point, that the 'lie' of 2 Thessalonians 2:11 is the lie of "globalism" and all that it entails. It is my firm understanding that the United Nations, the globalists, Socialists, etc... are leading up the one-world government that will be led by the anti-Christ. It is my firm understanding that the events on Genesis 11:1-10, the tower of babel, will be repeated on a world-wide scale with the United Nations, and the globalists, at the head. So, I agree with the article except that I believe the 'lie' is not the globalist movement.
  15. 2 points
    Maybe, maybe not. Rumour has it that the the, Last one to post in this thread wins,' is not in the original Greek. So, it depends one which manuscript you are reading.
  16. 2 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    I gotta say that I am distressed at the broad accusations made by SAB and directed at ANYONE who disagrees with his view..... I find it offensive. And juvenile.
  17. 1 point
    Jordan Kurecki

    Jordan & Alicia Kurecki

    Thank you brother. It was our privilege to be with you folks.
  18. 1 point
    wretched

    PROVEN: Biblical Inerrancy

    Faith comes by hearing His Word friend, never by intellectual exercise or argument. If you are truly serious and truly searching for Him, then do this. BREAD OF LIFE There is no other way nor intellectual reasoning that will prove Him to you beyond all shadow of doubt.
  19. 1 point
    Have some version of the Romans Road as a guideline, especially at first, but know and understand what you are there to say. Realize that it will take time to be fluent in presenting the gospel, and in being able to be interrupted, yet keep your message fluid amidst interruptions. Try to bring them back to what you have predetermined to be a good order of information when they get you off track with side issues, and do all things as gently as possible. It is ok to be direct when necessary. If a mormon tells you that they are good to go, let them know that they are not, and that hell is hot. "Some save with fear". Purposely develop an understanding of what to say to different people. Give some thought, study, and prayer to what you are doing. Most importantly of all points is to make sure that you are not delivering a false gospel of repentance from sin for salvation. God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and God repented of the evil that he said that he would do unto them, and he did it not. Don't make them think that they have to feel bad about their sin to be saved, because the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Give the gospel of being saved by grace through faith, and without works. There is no Billy Baalam Graham changed life gospel that gets anyone saved. Make sure that they understand "everlasting", "eternal", "shall not come into condemnation", and "shall never die". That is the gift of God that they must receive, not a temporary salvation based on your changed life or repentance of sins. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. You can't see their salvation, nor should their salvation produce evidence to you, for them to be saved. Inviting Jesus into their heart is not biblical, so don't use it. Use "believe in thy heart", and "call on the name of the Lord". Make sure that they understand and believe that once they become a child of God, there is nothing that can separate them from the love of God, and although they may be a son or daughter that gets chastened, God will never leave them nor forsake them. Finally, and very importantly, show them the bible verses from the KJV for what you are telling them, because faith commeth by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
  20. 1 point
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    John, Your meaning was clear the first time your made it. SAB76 miss-used your clear meaning. Your second meaning is also very clear and worth repeating. Alan
  21. 1 point
    John Young

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Sentences within a paragraph carry on the same thought. New Paragraphs carry on a related but new thought. 1st paragraph is about Bishops being a reflection of Christ and that their infidelity or loyalty towards Christ and how that carries over to their own wives. Second is about the "Abandonment" argument being a sign of a hard heart and a reason many lack power. The third is my general opinion that GENERAL disregard for the qualification (not just divorce) is the reason our churches lack the power of God. The qualifications for the OFFICE are there for a reason and all I am saying is that churches should strive to get and hold men to the Highest standard of those qualifications that they can for the sanctity of the OFFICE and not make excuses for getting minimally and questionably qualified men for the OFFICE. To make this about us "not forgiving men" or about "how well" God used men in other capacities who were not qualified for this office, is wrong, and are false arguments.
  22. 1 point
    Invicta

    Whats for Supper...

    We rarely have frozen vegetables except peas and broad beans. My mother in law seemed to be allergic to them. We discovered this when shje came to us, whenever we used frozen peas, she went absolutely white and faint. We found the same when we gave her frozen green beans, We went to a wedding and the same thing happened to her and we asked the caterers if there was any frozen veg in the meal and thae said, "The Brussels Sprouts." She was OK with home frozen vegtables. We got out of the habit of bying frozen veg then, I asked my Aunt who worked in the Goverment Scientist, where they test all sorts of food, if there were any aditives they put in green veg, but she said "No. If they did they would have to declare it on the packaging. However when I went on a food hygene course, the instructor said they add a small amount of green dye. She didn't always get things correct though. She said "All French soft cheese is unpastuerised." Which is not true . The vast mahjority of it is pastuerised.
  23. 1 point
    I don't like it when the author is not identified. This makes it up to the administrator to determine which RSS feed to subscribe to and if it is really IFB. The mention of AWANA in this article would lead me to believe that the writer is Southern Baptist, not IFB.
  24. 1 point
    Understood brother! I am not dogmatic trust me, just sounding an alarm to get folks to see through the rhetoric. This new, reprobate "morality" of the left with the fabricated "panic" of climate change are the main candidates I am warning of. Just praying we all keep oil in our lamps and keep this in mind during these perilous days: I Thessalonians 5
  25. 1 point
    The main stream media outlets have shown unprecedented bias towards Trump since 2016 with no sign of slowing down. Quite the contrary, it intensifies daily with no end it seems. What if this unprecedented bias is not some harmless political rivalry or struggle for control? Seems that fact is getting clearer and clearer in the media. Seems like the majority of the world's richest men and their political pawns have embraced open-border global socialism and hate Trump for being the only significant world leader against it. If you pay attention closely to the leftist's narratives it appears that the globalist's-owned media's only real goal is to remove national sovereignty from the public's mindset. Don't be fooled friends, this a battle between one-world government and national sovereignty only. If you decide that you want to see through the rhetoric for the real motivation, it becomes obvious. Realize this now and you will see what is happening much more clearly. In order to win this battle, the left must remove Trump or more specifically, the national sovereignty mindset from the world completely. Quite frankly folks, if you think America will remain a constitutional republic with a shared balance of power after Trump than you have not been paying close attention at all. As it was 2000 years ago, could it be again at the end of the same age? Could God's supposed "people" at this time in history discern the face of the sky but still not discern the signs of the times? Liberalism/socialism/globalism are all synonymous with each other for the first time in history. What if this is the "lie" of 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2? READ IT Prayerfully. Has leftist ideology now come of age as one big LIE called "progressive-ism". Will the left soon label their deluded new "morality" as Christ's teachings? Certainly not the Christ of the Bible but rather their perverted version of a false "christ". Seems they are attempting that more and more so keep your eyes and ears open. This "lie" is evolving towards this daily. Does anyone rational believe that these globalist-owned pundits, corrupted by greed politicians and world leaders actually hate Trump personally? Do they actually believe that Russian meddling gave Trump the election? Of course not, they are merely the puppets of a much bigger picture. What if they have been brainwashed with riches by the principalities of the air who work through the "great men of the earth"? Our Lord calls them, "the rich men", "the mighty men" whom we refer to as globalist billionaires. These billionaires spend hundreds of millions globally to vilify any Bible based or conservative stand, thought or idea using their financial power to ensure every aspect of their lie is propagated throughout the industrialized world. They go to great lengths to hide behind the scenes but every now and then, they are mentioned vaguely. Names like Rothchild, Bezos, Soros and even the Club of Rome, etc. Currently there are over 2200 Billionnaire families on the planet and they own all of it, make no mistake. All banking and all main stream media. News journalism is a thing of the past. A pipe-dream that never truly existed from the start. News in these days however doesn't even pretend to be unbiased. Now it is only narrative being pushed by the owners of the outlets. After realizing the vast majority of American citizens were not fooled by the Mueller hoax, the globalists then ordered the left to switch their narratives against conservatives to white supremacy. This shift was not enough so undoubtedly more removal attempts will continue to come. The left's ideology, "progressive-ism" has been building steam worldwide for over a century but as separate and unrelated (until now) ideologies. Seems revealing that all 3 of these ideologies arose in popularity at the same time as a result of the industrial revolution of the early 1900s. Never before were they so interrelated as one ideology however. 2 Thessalonians 2: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. If this doesn't describe the left then nothing does. Now, think about the term God uses in verse 10 above: with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish. If you live anywhere except under a rock these days, one can easily spot this deceivableness of unrighteousness in every single leftist big name or speaker every time they are in front of a mic or a camera. The democratic political party is the party of the political and moral "left". Its tenants and morality are dictated and controlled by globalist billionaires. The central element of their deception has been to accuse the political right by repetition and without specific evidence, of BEING EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE secretly and overtly. So overtly that they hide in plain sight of their brainwashed minions. First the Russian collusion hoax of which the globalist's media accused Trump of for 3 years without a shred of evidence turns out to be exactly what the left did and is still doing. This latest coup attempt of quid pro quo in dealing with foreign governments is exactly what the left's leadership has always done. The evidence of which is coming out more and more and may burst open soon enough (if AG Barr does not sell out to the deep state's globalist's handlers, that is). Now as mentioned above, they are accusing the right of what they have always been and definitely still are: racists and white supremacists bought and paid for, self-serving, corrupt public officials. The democratic party has always been the political party of slavery, of the confederacy, of the Ku Klux Klan, of Jim Crow, of Bull Connor. Instead of physically forcing "people of color" into slavery or to the back of the bus like they did back then; Satan has now upped their game against the weak-minded common people "of all colors". Seems nearly every leftist run local and state government throughout our country has been riddled with corruption and their own pocket-lining while the actual public they are sworn to serve suffer economically and socially. This is certainly also true at the federal level. Seems every member of the last administration entered office with modest personal wealth but left office gaining multiple millions, even billions in personal assets. Globalist and Chinese pay-offs they desperately want to hide. You see, public office to these types only means their own self-service. They are the ruling class over you and will keep you in slavery. They now use deception, lies, coercion and manipulation with the vast resources of the globalist-owning media. Instead of physical slavery, they now keep their slaves through ideological and emotional slavery. Bribing these deluded minions with the impossible promises of free everything, except free-thought and free-speech. Keeping them oppressed and fully dependent upon the scraps from the left's white, elitist's table (socialism). Satan is a liar and father of it. Seems every globalist's bought and paid for, leftist big name out there tell lies constantly that normal, average Americans know are lies. They delude the commoner leftists with fake "woke" social justice reform and climate change. Delusion is defined as an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder. Not surprisingly but so obviously, they all say the same thing, the same script, scripting by globalist minions. Their plan which is working by the way, is to continue to bombard all media outlets and academia with this 3-fold LIE. Satan knows full well that in order to trick the weak-minded into believing a lie, that lie must be repeated without wavering regardless of facts, historical records, common sense or clear-cut evidence to the contrary. I know that it seems like they have but these leftist politicians have not gone insane. Globalist influence started during JFK's administration and he warned of it just prior to his assassination in 1963. The deep state has been entrenching in every corner of our government since. The term "Deep state" refers to those in government who do not work for the interests of the American people but rather for their globalists "owners", whether identifying themselves as Democrat or Republican, they have sold out. Since the election in 2016 it has become obvious who is part of the globalist deep state and who is not. By enlarge they identify as democrats but not all are. Many hide as self-described republicans. If a cabinet nominee makes it through the senate vetting process easily, you can be assured they are against the American people's interest and will work to subvert Trump's national sovereignty policies until they are discovered. Hence the non-stop turnover within the administration since his inauguration. Is it because Trump is some sent by God savior of the American dream? of course not. It is only because Trump has (so far) refused to sell out the American people to the globalist, one-world government agenda! The current state of politics in America is anything but normal or business as usual. It is divisive by design (divide and conquer), revolutionary (government overthrow or coup has been attempted and continues to be) and violent (violence is encouraged against dissension to the new world order or religion of progressive-ism). ALL of which has been and is being orchestrated by globalist billionaires. The deluded younger generations of the industrialized world seem to buy into this lie so easily but no wonder, they have been indoctrinated through public education into every aspect and nuance of this LIE. Humanistic philosophy, sexual deviancy, transgenderism, dependency on government and the panic over climate change are the tenets of this new religion and our institutions of public education are the temples. This fabricated, anti-Bible religion of progressive ideology has already taken over the last two or three generations through the public education systems of the industrialized world. The faculties of which have increasingly been made up of the "priests" of this new morality (against all that is Bible Based) and have proselytized children and young adults into their "progressive religion" right under our noses. These latest generations are largely reprobate as God describes in Romans, Chap 1. The "Godless" new religion that public education has brainwashed into them has taken strong root and has replaced the God of the Bible completely in their minds. They have been raised by public education to reject the Bible and any Bible-based ideology as racist, homophobic, trans-phobic and xenophobic. Therefore evil and must be done away with. They don’t realize in their folly that they have given themselves over as worshipers of the beast already. A counterfeit morality and a counterfeit "god". Depraved lust, slothfulness, and self-entitlement are the results ensuring that the True God is not retained in their knowledge.......condemning them for eternity. Why are the conservative pundits missing the point of the left's delusion? Because they are dead in trespasses and sins and are incapable of discerning "Truth" themselves. They falsely apply reasoning to the leftists narratives and are left dumbfounded at the rationales behind their delusion. They seem to be waiting for a logical and reasonable argument from the left. The conservative pundits cannot comprehend the gravity of this delusion. They still live under the misconception that government is supposed to balance out ideas through the American people's election results. Those days are obviously gone in America and will never come back. It is the left's way or death very soon. Think this is an over-reaction? Keep reading friends. The leftists protect all their own because they believe the end justifies their means and that any dishonesty, resistance, obstruction, violence, crimes and even self-humiliation committed by them is completely justified as long as their “righteous”, leftist agenda remains fully agreed with and keeps getting promoted. Seems very likely that the climate change/progressive lie will get more and more press, priority and push here in America. It is not going away friends. The sleeping, normal people of the world cannot be bothered with the "lie". They are too busy to care and certainly too busy to do anything about it. This is how and why the LIE has succeeded to become more and more "normal" in the average mindset. We tolerated their fake "new morality" too long and now indifference and inaction by conservatives has allowed reprobate ideology to get a foothold of normalcy in society slowly over the last 100 years. As the end gets nearer the LIE gets pushed on the world more and more by a small minority of globalist billionaires. As verse 11 above clearly states the cause by which the Lord sends strong delusion is that they ALREADY refused the love of the Truth. What if the natural disasters our Lord said would increase as the ends of days get closer propels this strong delusion causing massive worldwide panic and embracing of anyone who may have the answer for the world's salvation. Keep reading...... Now the TRUE fulfillment of 2 Timothy 3: For the first time in history, the following characteristics of human behavior are now mainstream and acceptable if done to advance the left's LIE. They are and will continue to lawlessly replace all Bible-based institutions and our Constitution with their progressive "religion". 2 Timothy 3: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. The Books of 2 Peter and Jude are God's foretelling of the world we live in today. It describes the globalist's progressive-ism and clearly shows us that we are now living in the very last days. Appropriately placed near the Book of Revelation. The left's politicians are blinded by mammon dangled by billionaires and cannot look past their own bellies "as natural brute beasts made to be taken and destroyed by the Lord at His coming". See 2 Peter 2:12 and Jude 1:10. I am not talking several decades friends. What if Trump’s coup, fraudulent defeat in 2020 or assassination is the catalyst to plunge America and the rest of the world into global socialism? He truly is the only hold out of significance. The United Nations (which has been bought and paid for by globalist's since its inception) has passed international laws against national sovereignty already. Any other hold outs are only because of Trump's stand so they will crumble as soon as he is out of the picture. The United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), World Health Organization all press for open borders globally and demonize any world leader who disagrees with them. These global elitists have been secretly influencing the whole world for decades to accept liberal political correctness, border-less nations, defenseless populations, gender-less identities, universal health care and wages? Every aspect of their LIE is in direct rebellion with God's Truth by which every person will be Judged. The goal of the left is a one-world government run by the elite ruling class (under the beast, perhaps?). Oh, the rank and file minions don't understand this. They only understand their brainwashing from media and academia including the false religious of "christianity" thanks to public education- indoctrination and the media. Remember when most Christian denominations use to warn against public schools and TV, even the internet when it became popular? Remember when they used to warn against the very idea of a one-world government as the sign of the beast's coming? Most if not all seem silent now. Well, here we are: Now, most of what identifies as "christian" (even the seemingly elect) seem ready for his mark (open border, socialism). One-world Government vs. National Sovereignty
  26. 1 point
    Invicta

    Church Apps

    Our church has a WhatsApp group which is mainly for prayer requests.
  27. 1 point
    Invicta

    Whats for Supper...

    I had leftover Shepherd's Pie from my daughter's fridge. Kay had a Mozzarella and Red Pepper Parcel from Aldi. Tomorrow for lunch my daughter is doing hosptallity for church. I supplied salmon which I bought last time we went to France, It was raised in Scotland and believe it or not it was considerably cheaper in France than here in UK and food in France has VAT added, but here it doesn't. I am doing the vegetables and allowing for 14 servings.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    John Young

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Wow. It is not Pharisaical to give God our best and to be Qualified. To say that it is Pharisaical to hold men to the NT qualifications of a church office is certainly not right. No one ever said they could not serve or be very valuable to God. Nor that "we are better than they" or that they have no forgiveness. Only that they should not hold on to an office to which they are not qualified.
  30. 1 point
    John Young

    Steven Anderson

    In regards to Brother Anderson, I am neither a supporter or a detractor. I consider him a Christian Brother who holds to errant doctrine. I do not recommend him, his church, or his errant Covenant doctrines to anyone and I think he and his followers should be corrected when they try to promote those doctrines. (My attitude toward recommending him and his camp is the same that I have for Ruckmanites or contemporary Baptist groups). However, I also am not interested in promoting lies about him (or any fellow Christian) and these lies should also be confronted as well. To be sure, many people on either side of this want me to go further than his doctrine and take a stronger stand on him as a person. They want me to either say he is an "unsaved false prophet" and partake in condemning him, beyond what I believe there is actual evidence for, so they can label me friend or foe as well but I'm not really interested in being an enemy to any Christian but instead to correct and help them and if I can, give them the benefit of the doubt.
  31. 1 point
    John Young

    Steven Anderson

    It is precisely because I follow Christ that that I'm speaking out against misrepresentation and false narratives regarding Anderson. If you see this as my defending him, then that is what you chose to see. But if you look closer, and consider what I have been saying all along, then you will see that I have been trying to defend my brothers from getting caught up in believing and sharing lies to "defeat" a errant/false teacher. We should not and cannot overcome lies with lies but rather only with truth.
  32. 1 point
    Update: Spoke with her husband last night, he said there has been some healing, that the area between her stoma and her abdomen, where the leakage into her gut was, has begun to heal and there is now a barrier there, keeping to manure, (as my wife calls it) out of her gut. So a step forward. Thanks for prayer and keep it going!
  33. 1 point
    Just a bit over a year ago, my wife and I celebrated her year since she almost died, and spent 5 months in the hospital for a very serious health conditions. The prayers of the saints all over did mighty things, and my wife is still here, getting stronger each day as she continues in recovery. That being said, I have recently met another pastor, by phone, whose wife had suffered something similar, though lighter, and had to have a temporary ostomy. When the time came to have her bowel reconnected, apparently it failed, and flooded her abdomen with a great amount of stool and infected blood, which caused serious sepsis. This is virtually identical to what happened to my wife initially, which is why I am bringing this up. His wife has subsequently had to be given a long incision in her abdomen to do cleanings, (like my wife did), and there is great concern over whether she will survive this. The reason I keep mentioning my wife is because it is so similar to what she endured, yet through prayer, faith, and capable doctors, she survived what even her surgeon didn't expect her to survive, and knowing this, I believe this dear pastor's wife can, as well. So I would lift her and her husband up in prayer for this-if the Lord allows her to live, it will be a long journey. His church is soon having a special meeting for a couple days, and I know they are still having it, but I know this will affect him. So please lift them up in prayer for mercy, healing and grace. I am thankful that my wife and I are able to use the great hardship we went through to be a help to them in this time, having person experience with it from many perspectives. Thanks all.
  34. 1 point
    I don't believe Biblical modesty changes. Some pants are modest, some are immodest. Some skirts/dresses are modest, some are immodest. What I think changes is our acceptability to certain things. Culture will always change, but sin will always be sin.
  35. 1 point
    DaveW

    The beauty of creation

    My wife and I went for a drive in the country the other day to a place called Dwellingup, stopped and had lunch near the river, and saw these couple of guys. No Idea what the first guy is as I am not a birdwatcher (after some searching it is a Scarlet Robin), but everyone here knows what the other one is: a Kookaburra. They are a kind of kingfisher, but have a distinctive call, which sounds a little bit like maniacal laughter when they get really into it. They are not a cautious bird at all, well known for stealing food from the tables while people are eating there. In fact, one of them flew right in between my wife and I facing each other at the table. He didn't get our food though, because we were quick enough.....
  36. 1 point
    Rebecca

    The beauty of creation

    My phone camera didn't do justice to the beautiful sunset last night! I turned to the left to get a view of the fading light in the clouds, and now you can see the pineapple field. There are pineapples in the top photo as well, but the lighting is too dark over the fields.
  37. 1 point
    DaveW

    The beauty of creation

    Having a short break away for the week, in a house in the South West of Western Australia - mid winter here, so a light rain, around 18° C, so cool but perfect for sitting on the verandah, and retreating to the wood fire when it cools more. (I hope the short video works) 20190724_090703.mp4
  38. 1 point
    Alan

    The beauty of creation

    During a trip to the Taipei Zoo, (in Taipei, Taiwan, the Republic of China), we had the opportunity to see a Panda Bear. As my wife said, "My aren't they adorable!"
  39. 1 point
    Jerry

    Sabbath Worship?

    Pentecost was always on a Sunday. It was the 50th day after a particular sabbath (after the sabbath of Passover week) - 1 day (which makes it Sunday - the first day of the week) plus seven weeks (49 days).
  40. 1 point
    IFB churches are independent. They hold to clear cut provable doctrines from the Bible so that would be their regulating authority. Aside from pastors discussing doctrine and having simulare views there really is no set document.
  41. 1 point
    Invicta

    A look at "this generation"...

    None so blind as those who will not see. The great tribulation was the 3½ years from AD 66-70, when there was no tribulation ""such as" that. If Jesus had meant any generation other than the one he was speaking to, he would have said "that generation".
  42. 1 point
    AdamL

    Witnessing to Mormons

    Please pray for people lost and deceived by the Mormon cult. My wife and I just finished witnessing to 3 mormons, 2 are their female missionaries and the other was a male member of their congregation they brought along with them. My wife and I met with the 2 girls last week as well. During the conversation we had the girls were getting noticably upset when I would ask them to show me what they believed in the Scriptures. When a topic would come up and I would turn and read a passage from Scripture they would recoil from it. The guy they brought with them, who was a former missionary, said he would like to talk again but the girls said they did not think they could talk to us anymore. Most people do not waste their time with Mormons. My grandfather was LDS and died believing he was off to become a god of his own planet. I know first hand the destruction their cult can cause. They are lost souls that need Jesus Christ.
  43. 1 point
    Salyan

    Steven Anderson

    Can you please show some respect for our beliefs already? You are a guest on this site. You aren’t required to agree with it (Re KJV), but you could be a bit more polite and stop throwing your “KJV myth” comments everywhere you possibly can.
  44. 1 point
    I personally never understood the Sunday morning only Christian (not talking about our elderly and those who really can't make it out at night for legitimate reasons). In the world we live in, I need to be in church as much as possible. I need to hear the preaching of God's Word constantly in my life. I need the fellowship. We get so entangled with the affairs of this world, that God and His church seems to be something we fit into our schedule rather than work everything around God and His church.
  45. 1 point
    Ahhh, but generally speaking this issue is not about attendance and the recognition of its importance. Rather, this issue is about commitment to the priority of the Lord in an individual's life. Generally you will find that those who are Sunday morning only attenders also have the Lord and His Word at a lower level of priority in their daily lives, and have the world and its "things" at a higher level of priority. In such cases, the attendance issue will not change until the priority of heart changes. This is the FOUNDATIONAL issue - the priority of their hearts. (Note: Sometimes the numbers difference is contributed by a ministry program difference, such as a bus ministry on Sunday morning, but not for the other services. Also, sometimes the Wednesday night lack is contributed by a work schedule difference, such as 2nd shift workers that are not affected on the weekends.)
  46. 1 point
    Ukulelemike

    Good Sunday School Materials

    I am working on training a young man in my church to teaching; I learned to teach and prepare lessons, and later sermons, through using a good book of prepared Adult Sunday school lessons, and teaching through them, so this is what I desire to do. However, it has been such a long time since I used that sort of thing that I'm not sure where to look for something good. Years back we used Regular Baptist Press, but they are not so good now. Any suggestions?
  47. 1 point
    swathdiver

    Matthew 12:40

    Almost five years and folks are still focusing on what people believe and think and not what the bible teaches. A thorough study of the scriptures teaches that Christ died on a Wednesday and was in the tomb 3 full days and nights and emerged on Sunday. The door to the tomb shut at exactly 6pm on Wednesday, making that Thursday and opened on Saturday at 6pm making that Sunday.
  48. 1 point
    Concerning John 16:13-15 John 16:13-15 serves as a unit of information concerning the work of the indwelling Holy Spirit in guiding believers “into all truth.” The primary point of the passage is presented with the opening statement of John 16:13 – “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.” Herein we learn the following: 1. The timing for the Holy Spirit’s guiding work – “Howbeit when he . . . is come.” This would refer to the sending forth of the Holy Spirit to permanently indwell New Testament believers, which began on the Day of Pentecost. 2. The character of the Holy Spirit’s guiding work – “the Spirit of truth.” 3. The need for the Holy Spirit’s guiding work – “he will guide.” 4. The recipients of the Holy Spirit’s guiding work – “you.” This would be a direct reference unto the apostles as believers, and thus would have application unto all New Testament believers, since we are all now indwelt by the Holy Spirit. 5. The content of the Holy Spirit’s guiding work – “into all truth.” The entire rest of the passage then serves as an explanation for this primary point. Specifically it serves as an explanation concerning the work of the Holy Spirit in guiding us “into all truth.” Even so, from this point the passage begins to employ the two verbs “speak” and “shew” a number of times. The first part of this explanation encompasses the compound statement – “For he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak.” This statement begins with the explanatory conjunction “for” in order to indicate that it is an explanation. Furthermore, this compound statement employs the adversative conjunction “but” in order to indicate that it expresses two contrasting truths. The first of these truths is that “he [the Spirit of truth] shall not speak of himself.” Herein the preposition "of" is not employed to indicate the content of which (or, about which) the Holy Spirit will not speak, but is employed to indicate the source out of which (or, from which) the Holy Spirit will not speak. Even so, when the Spirit of truth guides us “into all truth,” He will not speak out of Himself as the authority for that truth which He speaks. Indeed, this understanding is substantiated by the contrasting truth concerning the source of authority out of which He will speak forth – “But whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak.” When the Spirit of truth guides us “into all truth,” He will only speak forth that which He hears from another. Yet that draws forth the question – Who is this other One from whom the Spirit of truth will hear, and thereby speak? The answer to that question is revealed in John 16:14-15. However, before that answer is revealed, a statement is made concerning the content which the Spirit of truth will speak – “And he will shew you things to come.” Thus some of the “all truth” into which the Spirit of truth will guide us will be prophetic utterances concerning the future. Then John 16:14 provides the answer to our above question -- Who is the One from whom the Spirit of truth will hear, and thereby speak? “He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” In this statement our Lord Jesus Christ begins by declaring that the Spirit of truth will glorify Him, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Certainly, this could be taken to mean that the Holy Spirit will glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by speaking specifically about the Lord Jesus Christ. However, such is not the explanation that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself gives for the declaration that the Holy Spirit will glorify Him. Rather, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself gives the explanation – “For he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” Herein the explanatory conjunction “for” specifically indicates that this statement is the divine explanation for the previous statement. So then, does this explanation focus upon the content about which the Spirit of truth will speak and by which He will glorify the Lord Jesus Christ? No, it does not. Rather, this explanation focuses upon the source from which the Spirit of truth will receive the truth to be revealed unto us. Specifically, the Holy Spirit shall receive that truth of and from the Lord Jesus Christ, and such is the very truth that the Holy Spirit shall show unto us believers. So then, the Spirit of truth will glorify the Lord Jesus Christ specifically by submitting Himself under the Lord’s authority so as to receive His message directly from the Lord Jesus Christ and so as to show forth only that message which the Lord Jesus Christ gives for Him to speak. The Lord Jesus Christ is the One from whom, and the only One from whom the Spirit of truth will hear, and thereby speak. Yet this appears to exclude God the Father from the process. Therefore, our Lord Jesus Christ adds a further explanation in John 16:15 – “All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” Herein the Lord Jesus Christ indicates that He Himself has equal ownership in all that God the Father owns. As such, when the Holy Spirit receives and takes the message of truth directly from the Lord Jesus Christ, He is receiving and taking God the Father’s message also, since God the Father’s message and the Lord Jesus Christ’s message are the exact same message of truth to be delivered unto us.
  49. 1 point
    John81

    Why Don't Baptist Fast

    Who said Baptists don't fast? As with many things, teaching and practice regarding fasting differs from one Baptist church to another, and from one Baptists to another. Properly (biblically) done, fasting can be a wonderful tool.
  50. -1 points
    robycop3

    Steven Anderson

    Well, actually, I'm an advanced member. And I politely ask for respect for MY beliefs, one of which is that the doctrine of KJVO is a myth.
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