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  1. Yea, this should be fun. Who doesn't like free gift cards?
  2. BELLEVIEW, Fla. A 30 year old Youth Pastor has been arrested for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15 year old girl. Christopher Patrick, a youth pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Belleview, Fla was arrested on Tuesday morning, Feb 12 after the authorities were alerted by teen parents of the youth group. Patrick denied knowing anything about text messages when arrested and instead requested a lawyer. Authorities was able to retrieve text messages from his phone including ones Patrick telling the victim to deny everything to the church and authorities. He also told the victim to tell investigators that she changed the name on the text message to make it look like it was him. It seems that the victim still had feelings for Patrick as she did not fully cooperate with police in this matter. According to the detectives’ report, two other teens looked at the victims phone and found sexual texts. One of the teens recognized the number sending the text messages as belonging to Patrick.The teen knew the number because Patrick, the youth pastor, would pick her and others up and drive them to church. The teen said it was the same number she used to communicate with Patrick. Patrick has been charged with obscene communication using a computer, soliciting and luring a child, and cruelty towards a child by transmitting harmful information to a minor. Patrick, who has served at Grace for a year, was born in Florida, is married and has two children.Christopher Patrick has been released on a $4,000 bond.
  3. PastorMatt

    The Moment.

    Lol, I know the feeling. Got to have my coffee in the morning.
  4. Online Baptist turned 17 today. We are so thankful for each of you that are part of Online Baptist, and as a thank you and for a little fun for our birthday month, we are having a contest. The winner of this contest will relieve a $25 Amazon or Visa gift card. Rules of the contest are simple...the last one to post in the following thread below in the month of February 2019 will win. That means the last one to post in that thread on February 28 before the clock hits midnight will win, and you can't post back to back. We will be going with the time of the server that Online Baptist is hosted on, so watch the boards the correct time zone. Here is the thread for the contest. Anyone can win except me. Long time member or a new member, makes no difference as long as you are the last one to post in that thread in the month of February 2019
  5. Westboro Baptist Church is planning on picketing the Oscars on Feb 24 in Los Angeles California. Westboro Baptist Church has claimed that they have protested 63,540 events during a stretch of 1443 weeks. Westboro is know to picked events such as American soldier funerals, weddings, high schools, sporting events, and many other public events. They are known for their hate speech and crude methods of protesting. Megan Phelps-Roper, the granddaughter of the founder of Westboro Baptist Church has since left the church and made these comments after leaving. Since leaving the church, Megan has become an activist for civil discourse and public speaking, traveling to many colleges across the country. It is unknown the purpose or the plan of the protest at the Oscars. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
  6. Good point. I'll need the $25 million in order to pay for the money transfer. I promise I'll pay the $25 back after I get the $25 million.
  7. $25.5 million. It's got to be at least a billion for me to reply. Lol
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  10. I personally have never come across anyone that calls themselves Baptist that believes in reincarnation. I'm curious if this something you have come across, I'm asking because I'm wondering what scripture would be used to support it.
  11. I've seen may Christians divided on this topic, Should a person who is suffering from a terminal illness be able to end their own life? Should they be able to end their own life of pain and suffering? Please give me your thoughts on this along with Bible verses and/or Biblic principals. I'll give my thoughts later.
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  13. Thank you. Please continue to keep us updated so we can keep praying for Randy. I'm not sure what I can do, but if we can do something, please let me know.
  14. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/79101-thomas-nelson-faces-15m-in-fraud-breach-of-contract-lawsuit.html "Thomas Nelson, a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP), faces more than $15 million in damages owed to a printing company after a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee found it liable for breach of contract and fraud."
  15. I did actually ask you to address the verses and tell me why you think the verse says you can lose your salvation. You make the implication of what the verse says, I'm asking you to explain why you believe what you believe.
  16. Welcome to Online Baptist, I'm looking forward to reading your posts. Hope you find your time here enjoyable and uplifting.
  17. It's great having you here. An ovation goes out to the Mods here that do a great job moderating the site to keep it safe.
  18. While I would word this welcome letter differently, I do think some of our churches should be more welcoming of others. While our church welcomes all, we do not change our preaching based on who is there. The Word of God will make some feel uncomfortable because of their lifestyle, but welcomed because they are loved. The Word of God changes lives. We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too. If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!
  19. Kinda sappy, but got my wife a heart shaped pizza tonight before church.
  20. It's no doubt that mobile is the future. Stats on Online Baptist shows that our users are now evenly divided in between desktop and mobile. If you read the subject line, you may be wondering, what in the world is PWA? In short it stands for Progressive Web App. Pretty much Progressive web applications are web applications that load like regular web pages or websites but can offer the user functionality such as working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access traditionally available only to native applications. Still reading this? Good. What this means is simply that we have partially enabled PWA on this website. Pretty much what you can do right now is when browsing Online Baptist on your phone (Android) you can click the settings button in Chrome and then Click "Add to Home Screen". What that will allow you to do is add a shortcut on your phone as an icon and browse Online Baptist as a web application. It still is a work in progress and hopefully by the end of this year I will have it converted into an apk so that it can be downloaded from the Google play store. Just keeping you updated on the progress of Online Baptist. Thank you for being part of this community.
  21. We as Independent Baptist, do not have any diocese that is led by anyone outside of that local church. Each local Independent Baptist church is exactly that, Independent. And in general, Baptists do not allow same sex marriages as it goes against what Scripture teaches. We love the people and would love to see them come to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior but have to stick with what Scripture teaches and this area is sin.
  22. I did not read the article, but I know that I have a God that is bigger than anything on this earth including diseases. If this article is true, it should not come as a shock to us because that's my God.

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