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    Re-introducing myself

    Hello everyone. I feel the need to re-introduce myself since I have not been around for the last 2 years. As you might imagine, a lot has changed but the biggest change would be I got married to an unbelievable woman! I was celibate for 19 years out of personal conviction because of a divorce, but with the death of my previous spouse I was released from my bonds. I met Miss. Laurel Carpenter who is a widow of Pastor Alan Carpenter. See had been a widow for 3 years. We were wed on June 24, 2016 so we are approaching our 2nd anniversary. I still live in Roseburg, OR and attend the same church I have been attending for 16 years now. I have 5 children (2 with the Lord) and now 6 grandchildren! Laurel has 2 children (both adopted) and 5 grandchildren. Laurel has been a Christian School Teacher/Administrator for 36 years now. BA in Christian Education from Bob Jones University and then a Masters in Education for Southern Alabama University. I went to Bible college at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College (now Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK) but only for 2 years from 1980 - 1982. My salvation testimony should still be on this site someplace unless you have deleted posts that are several years old. I am staunchly KJV bible only and live a life of biblical separation from the world in all areas of my life, to include dress, music, speech and abstaining from even the appearance of evil. I am glad to still see familiar names here! 2bLikeJesus In His will. By His power. For His glory.
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    Heading off to the airport to go pick up my wife. Man did I miss her.
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    Pastor Shiflett took the video down. Here is what he tweeted.
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    If the guest speaker uses the phrase "touch not God's anointed", and/or mentions in a mocking tone others who have disagreed with them in the past, your going to them in private may seem well received and amiable, but you could be mocked or even 'rebuked' from the pulpit later, maybe even by name (if you aren't present); your going to them privately to save them any embarrassment, will not matter as "Matthew 18" won't be considered because it's all about their ego I guess. But that should be no deterrent. Right is still right.
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    Heartstrings stated, "Bruce Jenner, the once mighty athlete is now "Kaitlin Jenner" wearing a dress". Why? Because wearing a dress clearly pertains unto a woman, which Bruce Jenner and other transvestites, effeminate, and gay people understand more than it seems many Christians. You don't find those that are trying to look like women wearing blue jeans for some reason. Deuteronomy 22:5 King James Version (KJV) 5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God. The issue is clear and the clothing can even differ in many cultures, but in EVERY culture and time there is always a clear difference between what is considered women and men clothing. For me, if I can't tell from 200 yards away whether someone is male or female by what they are wearing, then the line has already been crossed. If I have to look and examine closely parts of a persons body that I should not be resting my eyes on just to determine whether it is a man or a woman in those pants, then it is clearly clothing that pertains unto a man. The strongest word God uses when listing anything as a sin is "abomination". I try to steer very clear of even approaching anything called an abomination by God. 2bLikeJesus In His will. By His power. For His glory.
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    It took a lot of courage and conviction for Bro. Stacey to go public with this information. Now it remains to be seen what will come of this sad situation. As Independent Baptists this situation needs to be dealt with in a responsible Scriptural manner. The institutions involved need to step up to the plate and do the right thing. This is especially needful in light of their standing among Independent Baptists as leaders among IFB churches and members nationwide. My heart and prayers go out to Bro. Stacey for taking the stand that he took and reinforcing the integrity of Biblical precepts.
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    I have gotten to know Cameron Giovanellit the last couple of years, and It saddens me to hear this. If found to be true, I hope the proper action is taken. Pray for the young lady(s) as they seem to be the forgotten ones in stories like this. I have no sympathy for adults who take advantage of young boys and girls. As a pastor, I understand the importance of our church keeping their eyes on Jesus and not on me or any other preacher. I normally do not like starting topics like this because they sicken me, but I'm not going to sit back and act like its not going on. BTW: @HappyChristian You remember Denny Patterson? He was in college the same year that my wife and I were.
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    Pastor Scott Markle

    Saved in 3 tenses?

    Indeed, 1 John 2:18-23 declares, "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." First, there is no indication herein that these individuals departed from the FAITH. Rather, there is only an indication that they departed from the CONGREGATION of believers. Second, this passage reveals that they departed from the congregation of believers specifically because they had never been a true part of that congregation through faith. These "departers" were antichrists, who denied that "Jesus is the Christ." As such, they were NEVER believers in Christ, and thereby NEVER had a saving relationship with the Son or the Father. In fact, they were NEVER in the faith itself at all. Being in the congregation of believers has to do with one's relationship to the believers, and believers CAN be fooled for a time. However, being in the faith has to do with one's relation to God the Son and God the Father, and they can NEVER be fooled. These antichrists were indeed in the congregation of believers, but they were NEVER in the faith. They did indeed depart from the congregation of believers; but they NEVER departed from the faith because they were NEVER in the faith to begin with. Ok, I had a few moments for a quick post. I intend to deal with the question concerning believers departing from the faith and the question concerning a seared conscience in a future posting.
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    Well, let's see. We have a country where it's been fashionable to "come out of the closet" and proudly proclaim that you're "gay" for a few decades now. But just 5 decades ago, when I was learning to read, Janet, Mark and Spot had a "gay" old time and it meant they were "happy". Now, Girls are going out, hunting bears with bows and arrows, fighting in combat and boys are now dainty little sissies. We DISHONOUR and emasculate our men, deeming them worthless buffoons, take away the things associated with manhood and give them to the women. How did we get here? Little baby steps. For one thing, we gave them our clothes. Women began dressing like men a loooong time ago and now the men have relented, we have little left. Bruce Jenner, the once mighty athlete is now "Kaitlin Jenner" wearing a dress.. Y'all do what you want, as for me and my house, my wife and daughter wear dresses and and are not the least bit interested in deer hunting.
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    "There were no allegations of wrongdoing of any nature that involved the ministries of North Valley Baptist Church or Golden State Baptist College." Maybe not, and maybe he's not guilty, but what about the practice of putting men up on a pedestal and neglecting to, or being afraid to, hold them accountable?
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    Welcome New Members from this Week

    I would like to welcome our new members this week. Please take the time to introduce yourself and let us know who you are. We are looking forward to future discussions with you. God Bless. @dvsurvivor @HeatherLynn @amirzamani @HeatherLMD0906
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    RSS Robot

    Memory and the Holy Spirit

    “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26) John wrote his detailed discourses of Jesus (almost half of the verses in John’s gospel consist of His words) approximately 50 years after Christ spoke them, y... More...View the full article
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    Yes. Between Rochester and Syracuse. Just north of Canandaigua Lake. Good to meet you. No. Just north of Canandaigua Lake. Amen. I guess I'm a Prince but not charming. Thanks Alan.
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    Have talked to my hubs about this. Such a sin-sickness going around. I know it's because people are not giving themselves to Christ wholly. But, ick. Just ick. How can someone justify abusing these people who trust them. I just can't wrap my head around it. No wonder Jesus asked if He would find faith on the earth when He returns.
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    We had this happen just recently. An otherwise very good Pastor that I would consider IFB in every other way has fallen into the error that the "church" has replaced the "jewish nation" and all the promises given to the Jews for all eternity have now been stripped from the Jews and given instead to the church. I simply pointed out to the pastor that while most in his congregation are rock solid on the correct doctrine concerning this, we have many "baby Christians" and new members who may be confused and within 2 weeks we had a very thorough message solidifying the correct doctrine. I recommend going to your Pastor.
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    Hunting yummy things

    I have a 6mm Remington I have owned for more years than I care to say. Wonderful caliber for medium size game, flat shooting and great velocity.
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    The following is from the new book Jews in Fighter Jets: Israel Past, Present, and Future , available from Way of Life Literature in print and eBook editions. In ancient times, the land of Israel was heavily forested. The Bible is a clear witness to this. In Joshua’s day, the hills in Israel’s heartland (the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh) were called “the wood country” because of the forests (Joshua 17:15, 18). Absalom was killed in the forest of Ephraim (2 Sa. 18:6, 8). Apparently it was an oak forest, because his head was caught in the branches of a “great oak” (2 Sa. 18:9). The Gibeonites were made hewers of wood for the tribes of Israel, which would indicate that there were plenty of trees (Joshua 9:21, 23, 27). There was a forest east of Bethel in Bethaven (1 Sa. 14:25). There was a forest in ... Read More View the full article
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    Welcome aboard! I am also in the PNW though probably south of you. I am in Roseburg, OR. I stepped away about 2 years ago and just coming back. 2bLikeJesus
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    What would be right is to address the allegations and if needed apologize.
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    God's Sovereignty

    The devotion by Dr. Morris was a blessing to my heart. Dr. Morris stated, "With our very limited knowledge of God’s purposes and our very short-range view of eternal priorities, we are ill-equipped to prejudge His ways with us."
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    I’ve done quite a bit of looking at the passage on my own. I lean heavily towards the position that the “that which is perfect” is the completed canon of scripture. However I am not 100% convinced of this position based on vs 12, particularly the second part of that verse. Correct me if I am wrong, but revelation was completed in AD 90, years after Paul’s martyrdom? 1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV [12] For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. It doesn’t really make sense to me that Paul says that “THEN” he shall know AS HE IS KNOWN. If this passage is talking about the completed canon why does Paul say then he would be known, wouldn’t he be in heaven already where the completed canon on earth is somewhat irrelevant? I would also note that I cannot find a single commentator that is not modern, who says the “that which is perfect” is the word of God. Gill, Barnes, Clarke, Wesley, and Matthew Henry all say it refers to something else, many of them say it refers to the eternal state where knowledge is complete. This seems to fit more with vs 12.
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    Sorry, Brother Kurecki, I have been traveling a bit over the last few weeks; and the rest of my time has been quite ministry and family busy. I will try to get another posting out this afternoon; but likely it will only cover the questions from 1 Corinthians 13:8, as per my posting above. On the other hand, (without seeking to be "abrasive") maybe the Lord intended for you to focus upon your own study of the passage in order to teach the class, rather than to depend overmuch upon me. Certainly I am willing to be of help, but ever remember the need for personal study. In any case, let me see what I can do this afternoon.
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    Modesty is the key to clothing and both Men and Women fail in this area far too often, even in church. I am amazed at the clothes Christians wear. The short shorts, the low necklines, tight clothes, etc.
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    If it is minor, I would probably let it slide. If it is major, I'd probably talk to the pastor. If it is monumental, I'd probably stand up in the middle of the sermon and walk out in complete disagreement. Monumental error is if the preacher says Jesus Christ is not God.
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    Joe Coley


    Personally, I like the free meal Baptist!!!!!