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  1. 5 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. 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.
  3. 3 points
    PastorMatt

    Introductions

    I'm heading out to preach at Vision Baptist College tomorrow, when I get back I'll see what I can do. Thank you.
  4. 3 points
    PastorMatt

    Introductions

    I do like this idea, and I will look into adding it to this software.
  5. 3 points
    DaveW

    Steven Anderson

    Why even bother? This guy is clearly a false teacher, and no Bible lover should have anything to do with him. I don't know why you insist on defending a man who is so clearly a bad testimony for the Lord, and who is so clearly a false teacher, and so clearly a hateful man. Anything that he gets right you can find with teachers who don't have his false teaching. In my opinion, anyone who is so prominent as a teacher online and promotes themselves as such is unbiblical - IF he is a pastor (regardless of what he calls himself), he should concern himself with the flock to which the Lord has given him. NO MAN is Pastor to the world. God gives pastors to individual churches, not to the "whole world".......
  6. 2 points
    John Young

    Last one to post in this thread wins

    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
  7. 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.
  8. 2 points
    Jordan Kurecki

    Steven Anderson

    Ok....I didn't make it 3 minutes in before Steven Anderson brought out a straw man. That man is not saying that because the Jews are God's chosen people that they are "ok". Who is saying the Jews are "ok" and don't need Christ just because they are Jews? Read Ezekiel 36... God has a plan for the Jews to repent and receive Christ, and God is going to give them a new heart to obey him and bring them back into the land. There are actually a few things I do agree with Steven Anderson. But he does have a lot of false teaching. His Covenant Theology is in error and is refuted by a simple reading of Romans 9-11...
  9. 1 point
  10. 1 point
    Alan

    Last one to post in this thread wins

    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.
  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    Alan

    The Four Returns of Christ.

    Looking forward to that day: especially chapter 20-22.
  13. 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.
  14. 1 point
    No Nicolaitans

    Steven Anderson

    John, I've read your previous statements on this matter. From reading them, I can "somewhat, but very slightly" see what you are saying and what you're trying to convey (though it isn't really that clear). As you said...there are those who frequent Online Baptist. Unfortunately, they may (or may not) have read your other posts nor understood what you were trying to convey. I have to admit...like DaveW...and despite somewhat understanding your position...my overall impression (from what you have posted) has been that you are a supporter of Anderson. It would help if you would give a definitive answer as to whether you view him as someone that you would recommend to others.
  15. 1 point
    Jordan Kurecki

    Steven Anderson

    I understand your point and I agree with it. Some believers in IFB have a bad habit of beating down straw mans and not being honest and factual with their information. However less discerning believers who might be reading this may be caused to stumble because they may view you as defending Steven Anderson. I mean you did post Steven Anderson's video defense of himself and offered no qualifying statements.
  16. 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.
  17. 1 point
    DaveW

    Steven Anderson

    But you don't do that - you defend the man. You like the guy..... You like at least some of his teaching.... You defend the man...... On any level the guy is clearly not qualified to be a pastor, clearly teaches false doctrine, clearly is a bad testimony for the Lord, clearly goes beyond Scripture, clearly does not follow the duties of a Pastor...... etc. You need to stop defending a man who is clearly a heretic. But you can't help yourself - you are a fan..... and no matter how much you deny it, your posts tell a different story. Follow no man - follow only the Lord and His Word.
  18. 1 point
    I found the Apocrypha. Not that I want it. I was mainly interested in the search options mentioned but I have found them now. The little funnel at the top Thank you.
  19. 1 point
    No Nicolaitans

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Okay. Thank you. I understand. However, I hope that you do take into account that the meanings of some English words have changed over time. If you don't want to look at Greek or Hebrew definitions, here's one source that is interesting (and enjoyable) to look over. Robert Cawdrey's "A Table Alphabeticall". It is considered the earliest dictionary...and...it's from the 1600s. It was actually produced a few years before the King James was. Though it's words aren't very large in number, it does give definitions that may have changed over time...especially what some words meant in the 1600s compared to what they mean today. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/etexts/caw1604w_removed.htm I didn't say that I punished my wife. I said that I had to enforce rules. I can't answer for that. You'll need to ask for further clarification from the one who posted it. I will say this though...in my understanding from situations that I'm aware of, the leading cause for why the wife left the husband was due to the husband no longer showing his wife proper love and affection. It wasn't money issues, it wasn't physical abuse, or anything else...it was for a lack of love. I guess God knew what he was talking about when he commanded husbands to love their wives... I'm not saying that is the only cause for why wives leave, but it is a major cause. God allowed divorce for the Israelites because of the hardness of their hearts, but in the beginning, it wasn't so. Now, I'm not claiming that I'm right. I believe I am, but I'm always willing to be wrong. So...this is my view on it... Christ explicitly said in Matthew 19:7-9... 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 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. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. So, according to God, if a man divorces his wife for any reason (other than fornication) and marries another woman, he commits adultery. So, in God's eyes, the husband is bound to his first wife unless the wife committed fornication. Later, Paul addressed the issue in 1 Corinthians 7:15 and added that if an unbelieving spouse departs, the believer isn't under bondage. Therefore, in my understanding, those are the only two biblical reasons for divorce. So, the question arises, can a man pastor who has divorced for biblical reasons? Well, it certainly depends on who you ask. If you ask me, I would say, "No. He shouldn't pastor. Nor should he be a deacon." Yes, God will forgive any sin. Yes, God can still use a man or woman (who is divorced) in mighty ways. However, the qualifications for pastors and deacons are also explicit. They are to be the husband of one wife. If a man is divorced and remarries, he has two wives in God's eyes. The sin may be forgiven, but that doesn't negate the truth that he has two wives. What if he is divorced for one of the two biblical reasons? I would point to the qualifications...the husband of one wife. I know that you don't care for Greek; however, the word "one" in Greek...aside from meaning "one"...also carries the connotation of "first". Now, I've said what I believe about it. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong...but I really don't care to go around and around about it any longer. Take care, and don't work yourself to death.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    Introductions

    As of today I am revisiting this subject with the mods. in the moderator's forum. I hope to have more information when BroMatt sees it.
  23. 1 point
    The Law and the National covenant of Israel was never about giving salvation but about teaching us Sanctification and creating an environment in which it would be harder for sin to take root. Within the Law and the national covenant, sin's evil and destructive influence would be greatly reduced and Holy and helpful influences would increase. Within that environment the goal was preservation of righteousness on earth and the lifting up of and drawing of men to the light of Christ. Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
  24. 1 point
    No Nicolaitans

    Pensacola Bible institute

    My reason for saying that was because I was under the impression that with your emphasis on the word "rule" (in all capital letters), you were looking at ruling as one who is an enforcer of rules and regulations. I never got an impression that you saw it as anything more than that. I would hope that if I found that my wife was doing things that I thought were wrong biblically, I would talk with her and explain why I disagree, and I would assure her that I still love her deeply. I would hope that I would do my best to love her as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. I would continue to care for her, provide for her, and enjoy my life with her. Most importantly, just as each of us do things wrong every day...but Christ is still there...waiting with open arms...I would hope that my prayers and loving guidance would influence her. If so, I would be waiting with open arms. If not, I would still do what I'm supposed to do...love my wife as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. I can't tell you; the Bible doesn't say whether he was or not. All we have is that one window into his and his son's lives. In that one window, he was a wise, kind, caring, and compassionate father. EDITED TO ADD: Regarding my wife...I've told her that if she ever leaves me, I'm going with her.
  25. 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).
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
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