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  1. 4 points
    No Nicolaitans

    Pensacola Bible institute

    I feel that your definition of "rule" denotes only the negative aspects of a ruler. Not all who rule are bad, evil, unfair, or serve their own self-interests... Romans 13:3, Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24 God himself has commanded that the wife be in subjection to her own husband. If you want to know how a husband is to rule over his wife the correct, loving, and godly way, perhaps this will help? Ephesians 5:22-33 To "rule" involves more than laying down the law and enforcing it. It involves taking care of those under you, loving them, tending to their needs, protecting them, nurturing them, guiding them, and much more. So yes indeed...if a husband can't rule his own house well (wife included), how can he take care of the church of God? See...God even says what he meant by "rule" in the same verse... (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
  2. 4 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    1. I never said definitions were unimportant. I implied that definitions need to be correct. 2. The Greek supports the definition of the word. Just like any dictionary gives definitions. 3. Your proposed definition of wife, given with no reference as to its origin, does not align with the official definitions. To be honest, I am not interested in becoming further involved in this discussion, but as you say, definitions are important, but it is also important that they are correct definitions.
  3. 3 points
    1Timothy115

    Pastor's Wednesday Eve. Teaching

    With our prayer meeting on Wednesdays our pastor has been teaching subjects. NT Survey Sermon On The Mount Apologetics and now Psalms 119. Each week a new letter from the Hebrew and the eight accompanying verses. All of these studies have been great. I'm really enjoying this last one. We just completed GIMEL verses 17-24. I'm looking forward to DALETH.
  4. 3 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    It seems to me that much is being made of certain definitions, but those definitions for not appear to be true. For instance, the greek word from which is translated the word "wife" has a primary meaning of "woman", and a secondary of "specifically a wife", which makes the word a descriptive rather than a "title". Secondly, a bishop is absolutely required to rule his house well, the reference to children being an addendum to that, but a wife is absolutely a part of that household. Finally, the rules on divorce must be considered, as Biblically not all divorce is the same. One thing is certain about divorce though: Matt 19:8 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. Hey friend, why don't you pop across to the intro section and introduce yourself properly.
  5. 3 points
    HappyChristian

    Egg in an Egg

    This morning Randy had a boiled egg for breakfast. As he was peeling it, he noticed something hard at the top of it. He took of the very top and saw...a mini egg! In the first picture it looks almost like the yolk is peeking out. But it was no yolk. In the second picture, Randy put the mini egg by the regular egg so a sense of size was given. He took the mini egg to church tonight. In picture 3, one of our members put his finger in the picture for sizing. In the fourth picture, Randy peeled the egg. Yes, indeed - the mini egg had a shell! As you might be able to see, there was no yolk in the mini egg, but it was definitely egg white. Has anyone ever experienced this? A friend linked an article for me to read about this. The link is below, but it's the second title in the article that explains this. Interesting stuff! https://backyardpoultry.iamcountryside.com/eggs-meat/how-a-chicken-lays-an-egg-inside-of-an-egg/?fbclid=IwAR39pR0QzI5nkCUZ5bXXM-xFJKMqGNZopgdWa5lP9XdxZO_MbHhq7-dPmvY
  6. 2 points
    Clayton, If you see this, and if I may ask... Why have you included the Apocrypha in the latest version of your offline Bible?
  7. 2 points
    Jim_Alaska

    Pastoring involves?

    2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
  8. 2 points
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    So, since you consider me more wicked, and ungodly, than Pilate and in your eyes I am a Pharisee. And, you despise me, I will heed the admonition of Solomon, "Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words." Proverbs 23:9
  9. 2 points
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Brethren, My reply to SAB76 is written in red. No matter how a person uses "to" or "of" or uses the word "wife", 1 Timothy 3:4-5 is very clear that a divorced man cannot be the pastor, or bishop, or elder, of a church because if he cannot take care of his own house well than he cannot take care of the church. As a personal note. Throughout my years in the ministry I have noticed that many men, who will not accept being denied being a pastor due to being divorced, will try every reasoning, every excuse, in order to force the interpretation that SAB76 is presenting and will ignore the clear words of 1 Timothy 2:4 & 5," "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) If a man is the pastor of the church and cannot rule one wife well than he does not have the ability, or calling from God as according to the scriptures, to take care of the church of God. Alan
  10. 2 points
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    John, Thank you for your fine interpretation of the office of the bishop, the qualifications of a bishop, or pastor, or elder, of the local church and the responsibility of Paul the Apostle. Excellent exposition and giving the proper scriptural interpretation of 2 Corinthians 11:28 Also, it is a shame in our day and age where the office of the pastor, or bishop, or elder, is not considered a HOLY office and the man who assumes that office should be BLAMELESS in all aspects of the word; including only being married to ONE WIFE (NOT ONE WIFE AT A TIME NEITHER), The scriptures, not quoted by SAB76, that explains very plainly why the bishop should only have one wife (not one wife at a time but only one wife), is clearly brought out by the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 3:4-5, "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) If a man is the pastor of the church and cannot rule one wife well than he does not have the ability, or calling from God as according to the scriptures, to take care of the church of God. Alan
  11. 2 points
    Alan

    Making America Great Again

    President Trump has made some very important, but some low-key, decisions concerning the welfare of Taiwan, the Republic of China, that has kept America free from communist aggression in South East Asia, Democracy in Taiwan, and the Economic welfare of America. Thus, President Trump is a leader, a President, that has America's interest at heart. Below are some excerpts from a recent article in the English newspaper on Taiwan, the Taipei Times, that will give some insight on these low-key decisions that President Trump has made to help America by helping Democratic Taiwan. Ian Easton On Taiwan: Why the US defends Taiwan Mon, Sep 16, 2019 - Page 6 “What is clear is that Trump subsequently signed the landmark Taiwan Travel Act, sent Marines to guard the AIT (the de facto American Embassy in Taipei), and personally approved a historic sale of new F-16 jet fighters to the island. By all accounts, US-Taiwan relations have never been better than they are now, and they are likely to get better still in the years ahead. This has all happened despite a massive Chinese influence and intimidation campaign. What follows are six reasons why any American president should think defending Taiwan is in the best interest of the United States. Note by Alan: I am only going to quote three reasons, Ian Eastons number Second, Third, and Sixth, instead of all six reasons, listed as these three reasons deal directly with the, "Making America Great Again," thread here on Online Baptist. Second, US economic well-being depends on it. According to the Census Bureau’s July 2019 data, Taiwan is currently America’s 10th largest trading partner (ahead of Italy, Vietnam, and Brazil). Taiwan punches above its weight in many spheres of activity. Trade is no exception. This high tech island is critical to the supply chains that power the US economy. Keeping US technology companies like Apple, IBM, and Google in business means keeping Taiwan from being blockaded, bombed, and overrun. Third, it’s about the homeland. Chinese officials have repeatedly threatened to launch nuclear attacks on major US cities in the event of a war over Taiwan. ... Taiwan helps keep the Chinese military boxed in. Sixth, Taiwan is a fellow democracy and, therefore, its survival has intrinsic value.” Below is the full article by Ian Easton in the September 16, 2019 issue of the, "Taipei Times." http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2019/09/16/2003722357
  12. 2 points
    Ukulelemike

    Wife Spanking

    I had forgotten that post altogether, but I am pleased to see that I was the one who locked it down. You're welcome.
  13. 2 points
    I actually think it is a bit of a pity this ended up like this. I genuinely want such people to properly answer the points put to them. It helps me to understand the arguments. Of course this guy was not properly responding in any case, but it is still a pity he decided to force the mods to act. Thanks to the mods for acting appropriately and quickly by the way.
  14. 1 point
    John Young

    The Four Returns of Christ.

    Basic Revelation Outline: The Four Returns of Christ. 1-4 For His Body (Rapture of the Church, 7 Candlesticks) 5-7 For His House (Cleansing the Temple, 7 Seals) 8-14 For His Nation (Saving Sealed Israel, 7 Trumpets) 15-22 For His Kingdom (Judging The World, 7 Vials) Chronology of Revelation is progressive and accumulative in nature.
  15. 1 point
    DaveW

    Introductions

    Every single forum I have ever joined has had a policy of "introduce yourself" before you get stuck into the discussions. In some, it is actually necessary to have an introduction post before you can post in any other section. Is this possible with this forum software? I understand that this is something brother Matt will probably have to address personally, but maybe a bit of discussion about it? Introductions are kinda important I think. And of course it may not even be possible under this platform, so it might all be moot.
  16. 1 point
    John Young

    Pensacola Bible institute

    The reason the Bishop cannot have two wives is because Christ does not have two wives. Nor does he have "one church at a time". He hated it when the Priest of the OT made excuses for their infidelity, so what makes us NT priest think we are any better or that he now thinks it is okay?!! "Abandonment" is also not an excuse as the Hardness of the man's heart toward his wife is why most wives "abandon" their husbands and disqualifies regardless of fault. It is a disqualifier from the office but not from service. If a man can not accept that, then it reveals his hard heart and desire to hold on to power of some-sort. A humble Bishop who has been disqualified has sorrow that he no longer is a symbol and example of Chris's marital relationship and will step down in hopes a better qualified example can fill that role. In particular so that the spirit and power of the office and the Lord's church be not hindered as shown by the rebellious priest in Malachi 2. I personally believe one of the big reasons the modern church is struggling today, and lacks power is because Bishops and churches (even in the IFB types) refuse to disqualify pastors but instead make excuses for their sin and why they are minumily qualified and keep ordaining men of lower and lower caliber in stead of seeking men who are at the strictest example of the qualifications. Ephesians 5:31-33 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Malachi 2 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. 4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. 5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name. 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity. 7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. 8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. 9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. 10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? 11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. 12 The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. 13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand. 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. 15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. 16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. 17 Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
  17. 1 point
    And another one bites the dust. It just amazes m that there are people like this that will continually register on forums that they know will not put up with their foolishness. Life for a contrarian such as this fellow must be extremely stressful and depressing.
  18. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    Pastor's Wednesday Eve. Teaching

    I can't imagine why you would think you would be there a while. Ya think??????
  19. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    The Local Church.

    Thanks Alan, you are right on the money with your observation that any assembly not following the baptism of John the Baptist cannot be a New Testament Church.
  20. 1 point
    Alan

    The Local Church.

    Our next look at the local church in First & Second Thessalonians will be in 1 Thessalonians 2:14. In 1 Thessalonians 2:14 the apostle Paul makes mention of the churches in Judea, so, you may want to review the lesson on Acts 8:1-3 and 9:31, "Persecution Against the Local Church," given on this thread on September 15, 2018. Here is that link:
  21. 1 point
    Alan

    Egg in an Egg

    It's amazing to me what the ladies find in the kitchen!
  22. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    The Local Church.

    Well done Alan. Acts 1:22 can also be considered as a proof verse for the office of an Apostle. I submit this as an "aside" only, I don't want to take away from your teaching in this verse in reference to baptism, but thought of it as a reminder that there were indeed certain qualifications or the office of an Apostle. Although written specifically to the local church at Thessalonica, this verse also shows and affirms Paul's office of Apostle to the Gentiles.
  23. 1 point
    Rebecca

    Egg in an Egg

    I've seen double yolk eggs before, but not when boiling the eggs, yet.
  24. 1 point
    John Young

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Never said that Peter wasn't a bishop of a church. Just that Paul wasn't. As far as we know Peter meets the qualifications (in the strictest sense of them) and in my opinion, I believe he was the pastor of the church in Babylon. Paul on the other and was a missionary Apostle and started many churches but was never ordained a Bishop/pastor/elder of any of them. When they organized he always set a bishop over them that met the strictest sense of the qualifications. Paul never did things that were "passable" but that were beyond reproach so that t the church could not be blamed in any way because of his leadership. 2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
  25. 1 point
    heartstrings

    Egg in an Egg

    Which came first; the egg or the siamese egg?
  26. 1 point
    John Young

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Every church member is subject to the church, including the office of bishop (1 Corinthians 12).The church is Christ's body and for a member to act as if it is greater than the body that it is a part of, by virtue of the office that they hold within it, that would be the error. Romans 12:3-5 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 2 Corinthians 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. A bishop is over one church Apostles shepherded all of the churches and the guided the elders in doctrine. In particular Paul was commissioned oversight of the gentile churches. Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. Acts 15:6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. Acts 16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem. Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 2 Timothy 1:11 whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. Galatians 2:7-9 but contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; 8 (for he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) 9 and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
  27. 1 point
    Alan

    The Four Returns of Christ.

    John said, "How soon: The time is at hand, when the voice like a Trumpet sounds." I like the emphasis on, "The time is at hand." Hopefully today.
  28. 1 point
    John Young

    The Four Returns of Christ.

    Basic details of the Four Returns of Christ in Revelation (Part 1 of 4) The Return For His Body (Chapters 1-4) When: On the Lord's Day Where: In the Spirit (In the Air) How soon: The time is at hand, when the voice like a Trumpet sounds Who is included: Anyone who Hears what the Spirit says Preparation: Angels need to guide their churches and keep them strong, Churches need to listen to the Spirit and fix their problems so they can be proper witnesses, The 7 churches have a special role to get the Book of Revelation out to the other churches. Timeline: The things which are (before the Lord's Day) Notable Persons Places and Things: Angel of Christ, Apostle John, The Spirit, 7 Angels (7 Stars), 7 Churches (7 Candlesticks), Christ (one like unto the Son of man), 24 Elders, 7 Spirits of God (7 lamps of fire), 4 beasts (cherub), The throne room of God.
  29. 1 point
    Ezekiel shows us that the 144,000 are sealed in Jerusalem at the abomination of desolation and that tribal affiliation will be based on what district of Israel they are living in. So not symbolic but literal people living in a literal Israel, in the actual land, sealed by a literal Angel (Ezekiel 9). Additionally Israel is a covenant relationship, not a racial, genetic, or cultural. The only saved Israelites will be part of the "Spiritual Israel". The false Jew will be cut off from the nation and those gentile believers who wish to enter the Israeli covenant must enter by the terms of that covenant, not by mere virtue of believing on Christ alone but must also be circumcised and keep the Passover every year, etc or be cut off from it. (Exodus 12:47-49, Numbers 19:13).
  30. 1 point
    Alan

    The Local Church.

    1 Thessalonians 1:1, “The Church at Thessalonica” “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1:1 Map of Thessalonica (Greece) and Surrounding Area The Map of Thessalonica is the courtesy of: http://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/JBPhillips.htm Also, Wikipedia has a interesting article on the history of Thessalonica. Here is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaloniki The apostle Paul was a missionary. In his second missionary journey, Paul, Silas, and Timothy, travelled to Thessalonica and preached the gospel, Acts 17:1-15. They initially preached the gospel in the local synagogue. The Lord blessed with many Greeks, or Gentiles, being converted. Due to a heart of envy, the missionary group was persecuted and had to leave the area, after three weeks, and they then travelled to Berea and then to Athens. At the end of the book of Thessalonica we read this note. “The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.” Although not considered inspired by God and included in Holy Writ, the note can be assumed as historical truth. “… unto the church of the Thessalonians.” In the brief time that the apostle Paul, Silas, and Timothy were at the city of Thessalonica, and in the time of persecution, the Greeks living there believed the message of salvation. A local church was established. The apostle Paul is clearly referring to one congregation of believers and not to some “Universal Church.” The notion of a “Universal Church” in either First or Second Thessalonians is non existent. The church was a local assembly. No ecclesiastical hierarchy is mentioned, or implied, in either First or Second Thessalonians nor any other portion of scripture. In 1 Thessalonians 1: 6a we read this very important phase concerning our study in the local church, “And ye became followers of us and of the Lord ...” The Thessalonian saints followed the teachings, and godly living of Paul and the other brethren, left their idolatrous practices, learned the doctrines of the scriptures, and became soul-winners. “… followers of us and of the Lord ...” includes the doctrine of the local church. The Lord Jesus is the head of the church: Matthew 16:18, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” There is to be no ecclesiastical authority, or denomination, of any kind to be over the local assembly. Concerning Baptism: Believers only and baptism by immersion only, “Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.” Acts 1:22
  31. 1 point
    Alan

    The Four Returns of Christ.

    Looking forward to a discussion on the Basic Revelation Outline - The Four Returns of Christ.
  32. 1 point
    heartstrings

    Hovind Hypocrisy

    I'll be sure never to "rebuke" you from now on.....
  33. 1 point
    Its sad that you used the moderator's patient grace to your disadvantage.
  34. 1 point
    This kind of behaviour is simply disgusting and should not be heard from anyone calling themselves a Christian.
  35. 1 point
    DaveW

    Hovind Hypocrisy

    This is a disgusting personal attack. I am neither old, nor senile, and you know nothing about me - that is obvious. And you are wrong. If you paid any real attention you would know you are wrong. And the language you use to refer to the forum is also a disrespectful disgrace.
  36. 1 point
    Alan

    Hovind Hypocrisy

    No Nicolaitanes, Online Baptist would not be the same without you. Oh! If you left, where would we find the funnies? Anybody that likes Yosemite Sam has to be a friend that we cannot lose. Alan
  37. 1 point
    heartstrings

    Pastoring involves?

    "Pastor" means "feeder" A feeder is to "oversee". 1 Peter 5 Lead by "ensample" (example). with an exemplary life which includes loving people.. 1 Peter 5 His "feed" should be nothing but the Word of God, clean and unadulterated. He should "disciple" by spending time with people.. He should also be mindful of the temptation to "lord" over others.. Luke 22: 25-27
  38. 1 point
    John Young

    Pastoring involves?

    Its a good topic and one I would probably follow but not one that I would be dogmatic about or really contribute a lot to as being commanded or not commanded or necessary or not necessary. As the command to take the oversight and to "feed the flock" are exceedingly broad and general but direct and encompassing a lot of things that would not necessarily be covered in detail but would make something not mentioned directly necessary as needed for the well-being of that particular flock. Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 1 Peter 5:1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2 feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
  39. 1 point
    Salyan

    The Elect Lady of II John

    Again, I know of no historical precedent that would forbid men speaking/writing to women. If you have evidence for this, I would be interested in seeing it. It is not inappropriate for a man to write a woman (although in some circumstances it may be inadvisable), either now or back then, and it certainly is no evidence of an illicit relationship. That's like teenage foolishness - "They're talking! They must like each other!" Since you seem to be speaking from present day assumptions rather than historical conditions, I would like to clarify that it's just plain rude (and occasionally discriminatory) for a man to refuse to communicate directly with a woman based on her gender. I agree that if there was a husband present, it would be more appropriate to include both of them in the letter; however, if the husband was unsaved, it would make sense why he was excluded. If this was a single lady, she is presumably an adult and capable of monitoring her own behavior and communication without requiring some kind of middleman.
  40. 1 point
    DaveW

    Wife Spanking

    Can you possibly insert a "moderator's statement" at the head of the thread about it not being the view of the board, but a poster who was banned for his unbiblical views? I think I agree that it should stay - it is part of the history.......
  41. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    Dinosaur Footprints Found in Australia

    I read about this some time ago, it is very interesting. I also remember the articles about dinosaur foot prints found in Texas. It is also interesting to think about scientists time table for events like this in regard to when these creatures walked the earth. The prints in Texas were had the distinct impressions of human tracks made in the same dinosaur tracks. That kind of blows evolution scientists ideas that dinosaurs lived long before man evolved.
  42. 1 point
    Invicta

    Whats for Supper...

    Today we had a big lunch with our family. Our son in law, did roast lamb carrots, runner beans and cauliflower.. I did roast potatoes and sweet potatoes, because I have a timer on my oven and can get the cookes at the right time after church, I also did mushrooms and cauliflower cheese for the vegetarians. We had six family and two hospitality guests. For supper I did avacado witn prawns (shrimps) and salad.
  43. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    Introductions

    The short answer is yes, it is possible with the programming this board runs under. The board owner sets all board parameters when he sets up his board. If BroMatt has chosen to not implement this feature he may have a good reason for it, or he may have simply not thought of it as important at that time.
  44. 1 point
    DaveW

    Pastoring involves?

    Ok then..... I will go first. 2Ti 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. A Pastor should teach faithful men to teach men. This is of course referring to the things of doctrine and salvation. Could we refer to this as "discipleship". A pastor should disciple men to be faithful teachers of God's Word.
  45. 1 point
    Roselove

    Prayers for illness

    I have an illness that won’t go away, I would appreciate prayers for healing I would be happy to pray for others, as well
  46. 1 point
    Salyan

    The Ebonics Bible

    Why wouldn’t Americans understand English? I don’t understand the point of this comment. And please don’t mock people’s regional accents.
  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
    Brother Stafford

    Hovind Hypocrisy

    I'm not really a fan of "Creation ministries" anymore. Every one that I know of has made it the primary focus and has spend millions of dollars on, what I believe to be, unnecessary buildings, staff or gimmicks. I don't see any biblical precedent for a creation ministry. We are not called to go forth and disprove evolution or even to attempt prove the existence of God; scripture just assumes it. We are called to spread the Gospel. Giant models of Noah's ark or an infinite number of books refuting evolutionism or even young earth creationism, are a waste of time, money and other resources, in my opinion. I used to be very into that kind of thing, as well as very into apologetics. I used to think, "If I can just make the right argument, then they'll finally understand." What I have found is that the only thing that has ever caught the attention of anyone with whom I have spoken, has been God's word. When you show people irrefutable truths, if it conflicts with their world view, they will defiantly (and usually angrily and awkwardly) reject it outright; even when you can tell that they know they are wrong. They do that with scripture as well, but scripture is the only thing that I have witnessed having any awakening affect on them. When getting into a creation vs evolution discussion with someone, first ask them, "If I can give you compelling evidence that support my views, do you think you would change your mind?" You will find that, more often than not, people will usually say, "No, probably not." That is why I try to stay focused on scripture. When focusing on gimmicks or off-the-cuff logical debate, it is your logic against theirs, and they know that. When you focus on scripture, and especially when you stand next to them and read with them from an open King James Bible, they can still disagree and argue, but they are usually aware that it is not just your logic against theirs any longer, but rather, their logic against God's word. (Romans 10:13-17) "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. {14} How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? {15} And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! {16} But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? {17} So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
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    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.
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