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  1. This past Sunday evening I presented a message from Matthew 24:4-14 entitled, "Expect These Things." The theme of the message was that we New Testament believers should expect certain things to occur throughout this time of the church age. In Matthew 24:4-14 our Lord provided a prophetic utterance concerning things that SHALL occur. He was not speaking concerning the future Tribulation Period, for He does not speak concerning that until Matthew 24:15. Rather, He was speaking concerning the time period in which we are at the very present -- the time period of the New Testament church. What
    6 points
  2. God Would Have ALL Men to be Saved!! 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. == A stake in the false teaching Calvinism's heart!
    5 points
  3. PastorMatt

    Job Interview

    Praying for you my friend.
    4 points
  4. Alan

    Revelation Bible Study.

    Ezekiel 45:8, “The Prince” Introduction During the 1,000-year reign of the Lord Jesus as prophesied in Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” The “Government” is to rule and reign as “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” over all of the nations of the world as prophesied by the prophet Zechariah. “And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” (Zec
    4 points
  5. Jeff, May I remind you of the rules, which every forum board has, which a person should have read before posting. Rule # 3 plainly states, " 3. Feel free to quote the Bible, if you do we ask that you use the KJV. This is done to avoid confusion. The Administrators and Moderators of this site believe that the KJV is Gods preserved Word for the English speaking people, and we ask that you respect that and use the KJV when quoting scripture." When I first read your post the scriptures that you quoted were confusing, and still are, so, I knew that they were not from the KJV Bible bu
    4 points
  6. Konstantin, while much of the things you post are veritable gobbelty-gook, because you patch together bits and pieces of verses and phrases that often have nothing to do with each other, so as to make your case seem biblical, yet it borders on, if not being outright, heresy. You create doctrines out of patchwork, then declare this to be truth. Your understanding of scripture is severely flawed. I don't know who taught you to rightly divide scripture this way, but you need to read and understand scripture according to context. Your verse given above has nothing to do with salvation by gra
    4 points
  7. Paul covers this issue quite competently and clearly, in Romans 7: "What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death." The highlighted area seems quite clear to me: The only was so
    4 points
  8. SureWord

    Job Interview

    So recently I've lost both my driving jobs; one because they canceled all the bus trips due to coronavirus and the other because I failed my yearly CDL physical due to my Type II diabetes. I have an interview this Friday for a really good job that came "out of the blue" totally surprising me. Without God the deck would be stacked against me in getting it but maybe ya'll can petition the Almighty on my behalf. Thanks.
    3 points
  9. Alan

    Job Interview

    A lot of folks have lost jobs due to the pandemic; so do not get despondent. I will be praying for you and your job interview this morning. May God bless you in your search for a job.
    3 points
  10. Brother MBKJPreacher, I recognize that your primary theme throughout this thread discussion concerns the matter of repentance for salvation. However, since I entered this thread discussion on the matter of "loving sin" after the moment of salvation/regeneration, I wish to present some further explanation concerning my understanding thereof. I do this partially because some define the repentance necessary for salvation (yes, I do believe that it is necessary) in such a manner that it mandates certain behavior after salvation/regeneration, or else they claim that genuine repentance never
    3 points
  11. With all humble honesty, there are STILL some sins at some times that I love, even after being a child of God for 34 years. The reason -- because I still retain the inner motivations of my selfish, sinful "flesh." In fact, there is NO good thing, no, not even the smallest speck, in my selfish, sinful "flesh;" and thus my selfish, sinful "flesh" ALWAYS loves sin and hates godliness.
    3 points
  12. When I got saved I still loved sin. I felt bad about it and knew it was wrong, but honestly I still enjoyed it and desired it. God has gradually helped me grow and my desires have changed. If a person is in Christ they are a new creature. How can a person have new desires in order to become a new creature to receive new desires???
    3 points
  13. I understand your point, but do not agree. I believe that it was better for the translators to choose an English word (since one was available) which would encompass both meanings, even as the Greek and Hebrews words respectively encompass both meanings. In this manner they could stay closer to the Holy Spirit inspired original, and would allow the reader the opportunity to discern the meaning through the context, even as would have been required in the original. By employing the word "hell" for most of the translational cases, they accomplished just this objective. Thank you for your integ
    3 points
  14. Brother Dave, I do agree that Matthew 24:15 speaks concerning the middle of the Tribulation Period (as per Daniel 9:27, as well as Revelation 12-13). However, I believe that the parallel passage to Matthew 24:4-14 is Luke 21:8-24; and in Luke 21:24 our Lord declared, "And they [the Israelites] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." Now, I believe that "the times of the Gentiles" are primarily encompassed by the church age (as per Romans 11:25-27).
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  15. Using my Bible program I count 54 instances that specifically mention hell in the KJV. When someone writes that a word, such as hell, has been "erroneously translated", my mind puts them in the category of KJV translation correctors. It has always amazed me that there are people who have the audacity to presume to "correct" or "know better" than the original translators.The usual result of this kind of thinking ends in the numerous "versions" published in an effort to correct The KJV, which needs no correction.
    3 points
  16. OlBrotherDC

    Hello Everyone

    I am happy to be here with you all. I am an Independent Fundamental Baptist from Texas. I am currently attending an Independent Baptist Bible College. I am King James Only, Dispensational, and not a Calvinist. I look forward to learning from some of the older and more seasoned members on the site. Thanks, DC
    3 points
  17. Rebecca

    The beauty of creation

    My church group went up into the mountains yesterday for a time of relaxation and fellowship. It was very enjoyable, although the road leading up into the mountain was a bit heart stopping! haha! The locals didn't want me to drive my car up past a certain point (their reason was funny - boars attack small cars! the real reason was my car was too low to the ground and would bottom out) so I had to pile into the pastors suv with his family the rest of the way up. Once on top of the mountain, the views were spectacular, my photos don't do it justice. view from the top mount
    3 points
  18. context, context, context... I am no grammarian, but context rules. This is especially important when there is a "qualifier" pertaining to the word "all", or any other word for that matter. Using common sense as well as the English language we understand, would you say that the word "all" in the following verse only applies to a select few or a class, or does it mean "all", as is stated? "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2Pet 3:9)
    3 points
  19. I love the way that The Holy Spirit, anticipating things such as Calvinism, has carefully inserted the word "all" in so many Scriptures. One has to be willfully blind to not see that "all" means "all".
    3 points
  20. Here is some more: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. " (Matt 23:37) Here we see God's will, that He could gather Jerusalem together to Himself, yet their will, to reject Him, prevailed, and therefore, their house was left to them desolate. Man's will prevailed over God's will. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slac
    3 points
  21. "For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. " (1Cor 11:23-16) Okay, scripture clearly sho
    3 points
  22. But where there is no law, or understanding of sin and punishment, there is no imputing of sin. All are fallen, but until sin is willingly committed, it is not imputed. That is exactly what Paul was saying in Rom 7.
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  23. You can say that as you like, but that is certainly adding to what scripture says. It says just what it says, we need not add man made philosophy to it. They are not elect in Christ, they are in innocence, where there is no law, and sin is not accounted.
    3 points
  24. Pastor Scott Markle

    SureWord

    Frist, this is a false statement. In the New Testament our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles attributed the perfection and inerrancy of divine inspiration to the Old Testament Scriptures, although they did NOT possess the original manuscripts thereof, but only copies of those original manuscripts (which is the whole point in the doctrine of preservation). Second, in my posting above I did not speak a single word about any given translation or about the practice of translation in general. I spoke only about the DOCTRINE of preservation. So again I ask the question -- Does God's Holy Wo
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  25. So then, by the "experience" of textual criticism you do indeed deny the DOCTRINE of preservation. Here is the question -- Does God's Holy Word teach a doctrine of preservation? If it does, then we move to the next question -- What precisely are the details of that doctrine as taught by God's Holy Word? IF we actually hold that God's Own Word is the only and final authority for our doctrine and behavior, then we should ALWAYS BEGIN with the doctrinal truth and details that it teaches, BEFORE we take any view of man's experiences, philosophies, ideas, or structures. (Yet, Brother
    3 points
  26. Alan

    SureWord

    DaChaser, That statement is just not true. The mistakes, additions, words taken away, in all of the translations from Westcott and Hort to the New King James Version are full of MAJOR ERRORS. The problems with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus manuscripts are also full of MAJOR ERRORS. Alan
    3 points
  27. Sigh! Please consider the title of this thread, and ALL of my posts! Godly counsel for the heart is what I've been seeking; WISE counsel! Thank you to SureWord for your last post...I appreciate that you shared your own personal experience. It is time now for this thread to close. In a previous post I expressed that this matter has since been dealt with. One last request that I have is Proverbs 18:13 - "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him".
    3 points
  28. Pastor Scott Markle

    SureWord

    If you mean the original manuscripts themselves, then this statement denies the Doctrine of Preservation.
    3 points
  29. My wife and I had two still-born daughters and I know they are in heaven! Calvinism is pure evil!!! It is from the pit of hell!!!
    3 points
  30. Konstantin and Everyone else, I agree with you. NASA, in a public statement, will probably never confirm, or even able to deny, the our Universe has a shell of water surrounding it, 'as a molten looking glasse' even if they found out it was true and accurate. Yes, you correct, the vast majority of NASA employees do not believe the Bible. If you study my lessons carefully, I never stated in any of my studies that a NASA spokesperson proved the accuracy of the Bible through their research or instrument analysis. I used the instrument analysis to make my decision whether or not the rese
    3 points
  31. Uh Oh! I just took the cognitive test, failed, could not sign my name properly, could not remember the few numbers in order, saw four animals instead of three (I was sure there was a mouse in that diagram), got the hands on the clock wrong, got mad at the psychologist, could not draw a straight line,and now they are kicking me out of the my retirement home. But, that is ok with me, they took my drivers license away last year and I could not remember how to walk back back to the retirement home anyway! Oh well, back to the basement!
    2 points
  32. In looking through my resource material I cam across this article from the US Census that I thought might give a good addition to your local church thread. I will include more as I search for material. Bureau of Census for 1926 United States Department of Commerce "It is a distinct principle with Baptists that they acknowledge no human founder, recognize no human authority, and subscribe to no human creed. For all these things, Baptists of every name and order go back to the New Testament. And while no competent Baptist historian assumes to be able to trace a succession of Baptist ch
    2 points
  33. Yea, I live in Hartford county and I can get to Hartford in about 20 minutes.....Let me tell you, it is much worse now. Please be praying for the city of Hartford as their is no Bible believing church in the city. A city of 125,000 (people keep moving out in droves) and no good church.
    2 points
  34. NY and NJ both placed sick patients in Nursing homes causing a very high death rate in those states. In NY alone over 4,000 sick people were placed in nursing homes. Notice that both states have very liberal governors that blame their problems on Trump.
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  35. Please consider that the Holy Spirit is here to reprove (convict) the world of sin, of righteousness and of Judgment. When those who have ears to hear are convicted and believe they are in fact repenting, as in having a change of heart about sin; about God's Righteousness and about Judgment to come.
    2 points
  36. Teach them what scripture says about the end, then tell them that, regardless of it, our commands have never changed, we still work to give the gospel til Jesus comes.
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  37. No sir, I would hold that the shed blood and sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY propitiation acceptable in the sight of the Lord God for any sinner to be saved in any time. Yet my belief system would also acknowledge that in the viewpoint of the Lord God our Lord Jesus Christ is "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (See Revelation 13:8)
    2 points
  38. Like I said above; KJV Translation Correctors.
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  39. I agree SureWord. Luke 23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Ephesians 4:10 He that desc
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  40. I highly doubt it. If anything Curtis Hutson leaned towards "easy believism" for a lack of a better term.
    2 points
  41. The power of eternal salvation is the same throughout all time -- God's grace. The avenue of eternal salvation is the same throughout all time -- The Messiah/Christ of God and His work. The means of eternal salvation is the same throughout all time -- Faith in God and in His Messiah/Christ. The detailed information in the message unto eternal salvation has developed over time -- As God has progressively revealed more. The blessings of eternal salvation are the same throughout all time -- Forgiveness, Justification, Imputation, etc. The fact that Abraham did not believe in the deat
    2 points
  42. OlBrotherDC

    Salvation Before Christ?

    I would also like to take a second to say, even though we disagree on some things, I really appreciate everyone taking the time to have this conversation. I hope God blesses you.
    2 points
  43. John Young

    Salvation Before Christ?

    You are moving the focus of faith off of Christ and onto his acts. This is called "moving the goal post". We are not saved "by our faith in the death, burial, and resurrection" but rather by our faith in Christ. The acts of Christ in HIS Death Burial and Resurrection provided the way of salvation but knowledge of those facts does not save. Rather, our faith is IN CHRIST places is into HIM and only then do we become partakers in His salvation. OT believers IN CHRIST receive the same Blessings without full knowledge of HIS acts to provide that salvation, just as much as do we NT believers who ha
    2 points
  44. Brethren, I would like to remind all of us of some of the rules here on Online Baptist. As the 'author' of the 'Revelation Bible Study' thread I am going to try and enforce these rules on my thread the way I interpret them. Rule # 1: "Do not promote your own site." I consider those individuals who post lengthy, or partial, studies from their own website, or a different forum, a violation of this rule. Rule # 2: Do not post Spam a) Spam includes advertisements, content deemed inappropriate or illegal, flooding of the boards, double posts, and posts that are po
    2 points
  45. Jeff, We appreciate your comments. On Online Baptist, for several reasons, we only use the Authorized Version of the Bible, more commonly named the King James Version, in order to stop confusion. Could you please use only the KJV when quoting the Bible? Thanks! Alan
    2 points
  46. Again outsourcing your sense-making to men instead of Scripture! I don't care what those men said. What does the plain reading of Scripture say? And yes those men were heretics! If they preached and taught Calvinism, which they did, they are heretics because Calvinism is a false gospel of works. None of the five points of the TULIP are supported by Scripture!
    2 points
  47. Romans 5:18 -- "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." Indeed, I must agree that "ALL men" are under judgment to condemnation (yea, condemned already), not due to their own sin, but due to Adam's sin. However, the very same statement of God's Holy Word ALSO declares that "the free gift" of salvation has come upon (is available to) "ALL men" as well. Now, if contextually the "all men" phrase in the first half of the verse refers to every single human in
    2 points
  48. Matthew 5:1-2 -- "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying . . ." Grammatically, the antecedent for the pronoun "them" in Matthew 5:2 is "his disciples" from Matthew 5:1. The "multitudes" were indeed present, as per the opening line of Matthew 5:1; and the Pharisees MAY have been present among those "multitudes." However, the PRIMARY audience for our Lord's teaching in Matthew 5-7 was the "them" of "his disciples." Then in Matthew 5:11 our Lord Jesus Christ first begins
    2 points
  49. God created some to go to Hell for His "glory" and we can't accept that because "God's ways are higher than our ways". (even though Genesis chapter 3 says we have "knowledge of good and evil"). Hey, even LOST people know that's evil.
    2 points
  50. Thank you Jim. The more I studied the measurements in the vision of Ezekiel, and other items, it became to dawn on me the magnitude of the vision. The King James Version translators were entirely correct in putting the word reed, in italics, in Ezekiel 45:1, and the NKJV translators made a MAJOR, and a significant, error in putting the word 'cubit.' As I pointed out, the error is irreconcilable with the measurements given by Ezekiel in the vision. It is a fraud of immense magnitude for the Nelson Publishing Company, and others, to declare that the NKJV is a 'fifth edition' of the KJV.
    2 points
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