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  1. PastorMatt

    Job Interview

    Praying for you my friend.
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Jim_Alaska

    The beauty of creation

    My Chinese friend Wu Cheng suffered from respiratory problems. Most of the time he could control it through some sort of meditation he developed himself. But there were times when he was in Alaska that it overcame him and I hauled him into the ER where they were able to get the attack to subside. Unfortunately when his Visa ran out and he had to return to Beijing the smog there was his undoing. Within two weeks of his return he was found dead in his apartment by one of his students. I still, after twenty years feel his loss very deeply, while at the same time rejoicing that in the time I
    2 points
  8. Rebecca

    The beauty of creation

    Smog is an unfortunate side effect of most large cities. I am beyond thankful that I live in a smaller sized city and for the most part the air is clean and I can see the stars at night. Once in awhile we have visitors from the larger cities on the other side of the island and one thing they always comment on, is that they can see the stars at night. Unfortunately I don't have a camera that can take night time or starry night pictures, so here's a photo of the beautiful scenery I get to see when traveling from one city to another, if I choose to drive. If you look closely, you can see th
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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. All these pictures are so beautiful. If you guys ever want to see some great pictures of smog, let me know and I'll take some high quality smog pics.
    2 points
  13. Alan

    The beauty of creation

    On the extreme southern end of Taiwan there is a Kenting National Park and several other parks and scenic areas that a lot of people like to visit due to the beauty of the area. Along the southern coast is "Sail Rock."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail_Rock_(Taiwan) Due to the unique shape of the rock, especially the long 'nose' sticking out, the silhouette reminds the American community of President Richard Nixon. So, may I present unto you: "Nixon's Rock" Photo by Alan
    2 points
  14. I do understand that the word "Protestant" is used as a generic term by many. Personally I object to it simply because it implies that anything not Roman Catholic is Protestant. This is probably true for most, if not all Protestant Christian churches, but is definitely not true for Baptist churches. The world wants to lump Baptists in with Protestants, which they are not and never have been. So, I am very cautious when someone tries to teach that Baptists are Protestants. But I don't want to drag your thread off topic, so I will leave it with these two quotes showing why I object to
    2 points
  15. Because we lead the world in liberty and freedom, and we are willing to take responsibility for your choices. Also because the numbers have been terribly overblown due to a lot of fudging the numbers. What a president does or doesn't do, will have little effect on a virus. It will work its course, no matter what. I happen to believe that I am God's and my day and cause of my death is already written, so no matter what I do, it will not change that. So I use my freedoms, rarely wear a mask, go out and about as I please, while also taking care of my health in a general manner, and trust the Lor
    2 points
  16. I think that you have not provided enough information for us to understand the primary point or contextual purpose of your question. Do I think that such confusion sometimes occurs? Yes. Do I think that such confusion necessarily occurs? No. Do I think that some might accuse others of such confusion, but actually be wrong in their accusation? Yes. Do I think that my "politics" should be completely separated somehow from my Biblical Christianity? NO, GOD FORBID!!!! In fact, I would forcefully contend that my "politics" and my discernment of "politics" should EVER AND ALWAYS be sub
    2 points
  17. 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.
    2 points
  18. Politifact is leftist propoganda. You might as well call it Pravda-fact. The majority of deaths occured because liberal governors placed sick patients into nursing homes as happened to one in New Jersey that my cousin managers. Eighteen residents died because of that decision while 130 of the 135 residents there got sick as well as most of the nurses and staff. Also, if you believe the numbers that came out of China, where the crematoriums could be seen burning via satellite, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. Just be careful not to get shot by a "protestor" while you're t
    2 points
  19. This question is for pastors & preachers. It indeed seems like we are getting close to the end times. Since we have no idea the day nor hour the Lord will return, I'm afraid many in our churches have become lax about this issue. How do you prepare your folks about the end times?
    2 points
  20. 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
  21. If we do not repent of SIN, then what is it that we repent of? Repenting of sin is not a work. John the Baptist's message was "Repent". Matthew 3:2 (KJV) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The message of Jesus was Repent: Mark 1:15 (KJV) And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Luke 13:5 (KJV) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Repent and believe, it is always in this order. Do you really believe that Jesus and John were telling people to work for the
    2 points
  22. Bro. Jim, Yes, this is me. I guess now everyone will know what I look like. I normally have not, since this time, put any videos of myself up on Online Baptist due to a couple of reasons. Due to the seriousness of some of the doctrinal problems within independent Baptist churches I decided to put up this sermon of myself instead of a written sermon. This in one of the English prophecy messages that I did at our church, Victory Baptist Church, in Hua Lien, Taiwan awhile back. We have an American English teacher visiting our Chinese work on Taiwan that was being influenced by Pastor St
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  23. 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.
    2 points
  24. Jim_Alaska

    The Local Church.

    Bro. Alan, since this thread has been ongoing for quite some time I thought it may be helpful for those who were not here when this began to link them back to a reply I made early on. If you remember it was the one where I could not post my lesson because of forum formatting messing up my text. You were able to post it in its entirety and the link to it is HERE.
    1 point
  25. John was named The Baptist, by God before he ever baptized anyone. He was not named such because of what he did. Regarding Jan Hus and his unfortunate life and demise, he was never a Baptist by any stretch of the imagination.
    1 point
  26. 2 Timothy 3:13 -- "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
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  27. Actually the definition you are applying isn't the definition of repentance. The issue is taking the general definition of the Greek word that means "change of mind", equating that definition to simply a turning of the mind, and then applying that definition to the biblical context to claim the English word Repentance as used in the bible just means a mere turning of ones mind. Repentance is not not simply a change of mind about facts and figures or one object to another but also one of changing the heart towards whom one is repenting. I agree with you that repentance in salvation is not
    1 point
  28. Indeed, this is the same as I presented: On the other hand, I accept that my challenge to you was in error; for you do indeed understand the position of the Calvinist. Thus I ask you to forgive the following challenge:
    1 point
  29. I would stick to the Bible yet I do acknowledge that there are some truths and false held by Calvinists and Arminians and whichever is in harmony with the Scriptures that will I hold.
    1 point
  30. Some professor out of Stoney Brook College says Trump has a 91% chance of winning. This is based on some model used to predict these things that has correctly guessed and gotten right five of the last six elections. Not just that but he retroactively applied the model to every election since the beginning and it got all right but two. That being said, I suspect a lot of cheating will be going on including thuggery, intimidation at some polls like what happened at Tulsa Trump rally and voter fraud. Expect illegal/felon/graveyard voter turnout to be high, the hacking of voting computers, h
    1 point
  31. Sadly, the left will win, either with a puppet, empty shell like Biden or through a dark horse yet to be revealed I am thinking. Either a radical VP for Biden or a full replacement for Biden. Leftists politicians don't say and do the things they do because they are nuts. They are the paid actors of globalist billionaires created by free trade with the Chinese Communist Party. This is what the plan-demic and riots are all about. The left will continue pushing for lock-downs and rioting in blue states and neocon red states until they secure massive mail in voter fraud. Not just to stea
    1 point
  32. Biblical Salvation stands alone; there is no such thing as "Lordship Salvation". Biblical salvation has always included repentance. The Scripture I quoted above shows this to be true. Repentance and faith, or belief; always in this order Biblically. As such, it is not a "work", but rather an integral part of salvation.
    1 point
  33. Wrong. Or you misunderstand what I was saying. To repent means to change one's mind, yes-that is what happens at salvation. But action, after salvation, is the fruit, the proof of that repentance. Faith of the heart should always be accompanied by action. Abraham was justified because he believed God, BUT, his works of faith justified him, as well. In faith, his faith declared him righteous, and then his works also declared him righteous-one of the heart, the other of action. In repentance, we repent in faith unto salvation, and when saved, we put that repentance to work. It is not a work for
    1 point
  34. I have not heard anything about this, where did you get this information from?
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  35. Neither Calvinists nor Arminians but Baptist
    1 point
  36. Alan

    Revelation Bible Study.

    By way of remembrance, and for those who missed my study on David as King, Shepherd, and the Prince of the restored nation of Israel, as Ezekiel 37:20-26 also states, during the millennium, here is the link: https://onlinebaptist.com/topic/23615-revelation-bible-study/page/10/
    1 point
  37. Thank you for your response. I do see from Scripture in Luke and Titus that we are be looking for His return. I understand we should not necessarily be concerned, but I do believe since we are to be looking for His coming there needs to be a sense of urgency and some concern about others. Plus, the Bible says no man knows the day or hour, saying soon does not mean anyone knows the day or hour. Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."
    1 point
  38. Alan

    Revelation Bible Study.

    Thank you Jim. I appreciate your comments very much You are entirely correct in that some Baptists are now stating that the 'Prince' is the Lord Jesus. Sad to say, Preterist teachings are now within the ranks of independent, Fundamental, Baptist churches. This is due to several reasons with the primary reason a lack of believing the Bible as it is written, the lack of spiritual discernment, and the lack of correctly dividing the scriptures. Alan Steven Anderson – the ‘Prince’ is Jesus As with standard Preterist teachings, Pastor Steven Anderson does not believe that the pro
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  39. Luke 21:28 (KJV) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 1 Thessalonians 2:19 (KJV) For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? Titus 2:13 (KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; I believe I will continue to look for the return of my Lord and Savior. "What a day that will be, when my Jesus I will see".
    1 point
  40. The big issue with repentance is that it is two-fold in nature: at salvation, we repent in our hearts of SIN, not sins, plural, but sin, the very concept of it. That is part of confession of our sin, which is necessary for salvation, not confessing our sins, plural, because we could never do that; rather, we confess that we are sinners, that we sin, the very fact of it, and so, repent, or turn from that life of sin, in the heart. Once we are saved, then the repentance of sins, plural, the work, begins, as we grow in grace and understanding of what are specifically sins in our lives, and w
    1 point
  41. As the prophet Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Hosea prophesied, one day, the Good Shepherd, the Lord Jesus, will gather the remnant of the Jewish race, back to the land of Israel. The gathering of the nation of Israel, as prophesied by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 24:29-31, will exceed the gathering of the children of Israel by Moses as recorded in the book of Exodus. The gathering of the children of Israel from Egypt by Moses will pale in comparison to the gathering of the children of Israel by the Lord Jesus. I do hope that this message will be a blessing, and an encouragement to
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  42. Bro. Alan, is this sermon yours or by someone else? I ask simply because I do not know what you look like and therefore do not know who the speaker is.
    1 point
  43. An extremely humbling post, it convicted me mightily because it speaks directly to not only me myself, but I am convinced to most Christians if they are honest with themselves. Thank you Bro. Scott for your brutally candid honesty this morning.
    1 point
  44. Thank you Mike. I know I originally said Pastors, but I realized I would also like to hear from others as far as what would you like your Pastor to do to prepare for the end times because we might be living in them. I say this because I know as a Pastor, there are many great Godly folks in our churches that play just as an important role as the Pastor.
    1 point
  45. Jim_Alaska

    Revelation Bible Study.

    Well done Alan. I especially like "The Prince and Preterism" part. It was a great refutation of Preterism. I have also heard some who are not preterists preach that this prince is Jesus. Sadly they, through ignorance and sloppy study habits, take these verses out of context and quickly hurry on in blissful ignorance.
    1 point
  46. 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
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  47. Alan

    Revelation Bible Study.

    The ‘inheritance’ of the land of Israel will be in accordance to the promise given, by God Himself, to Abraham and his seed as recorded in Genesis 12:1-3 and 15:7-21 and re-affirmed through the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 1:25-27, and other Old Testament passages, and set in stone by the Lord Jesus, “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matthew 19:28). The Oblation – An Holy Portion of the Lan
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  48. Alan

    The Local Church.

    Throughout this series of lessons on the local church, it is my contention that a lot of what goes on, including the ordination of men and women that are not qualified, in the denominational headquarters is not, repeat, is not, according to what is written in the New Testament. So, in the sight of God, the ordinations, the baptisms, the methodology, "bishops", false doctrine, religious hierarchy, ecumenism, etc... by the denominational headquarters, are not valid and will not stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
    1 point
  49. Alan

    The Local Church.

    We will be looking at James 2:1-4 in our next lesson.
    1 point
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