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  1. I personally hold to Thursday, but I don't break fellowship with anyone who holds to Friday. Now the Wednesday people, they are another group :). Now if Bro. Matt held to a Friday, then I would have to even break fellowship with the Friday group :) I have for years held to Friday because of the "High Sabbath". I have talked with many Jewish leaders who have told me that there is no Sabbath on any day other than Saturday. But I can't reconcile Friday so I have to hold to Thursday and believe that the historical records are incomplete. Let God be true and every man a liar.
  2. It's a great annual topic. I have been involved in this discussion a number of times. People will hold to Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with fervor. I agree with one poster. The critical aspect is that he died and rose again. The day of passing is a fun topic to discuss. Friday - Accepted day of crucifixion due to having to be in the ground by the Sabbath (6p Friday Night). Problem, difficult to get 3 days and 3 nights without using fancy definitions. Thursday - Fits the 3 days, 3 nights, but would require a "Special" High Sabbath to be on Friday. No gap in between the High and Normal Sabbath would be a reason the women didn't go to the tomb until Sunday. Wednesday - 2nd most accepted day. Allows for a literal 72 hours (3 days and 3 nights). Problem is that 1 Cor. says that he rose "On" the 3rd day. Wednesday also means that the women could have visited the tomb on Friday (No Sabbath). Would require a "High" Sabbath on Thursday. From a high level, that is the arguments.
  3. Possibly. I am considering an opportunity
  4. Anyone in the Jacksonville area know of a good church and Christian school?
  5. The Bible says to take 2 or 3 witnesses when addressing an Elder. The individual involved needs to be there.
  6. Surrender as it is typically preached is a post salvation response. I can receive Christ and repent, without immediately surrendering to God's will for my life. I was saved when I was 10, but surrendered to God's will at 19.
  7. Jim, Take a look at the Hebrew Words for earth. I believe there are more than one, which may bring resolution to this apparent contradiction. I don't have my Hebrew books handy, otherwise I would look. If you have Keil & Delitch commentaries, they are very exhaustive on the Hebrew. Thanks PastorJ
  8. Matt, You are correct about New England, but I will tell you the Bible Belt is dying fast. in a 30 mile radius of my home, there are about 100 Independent Baptist Churches and I would say that 1 or 2 preach the Word of God and neither of them are "Alive' Winston Salem was the same way. Over 100 IFB churches and I can count on 1 hand the number of churches that are not dead. There are more good churches in CT, than there are around me.
  9. Weary Warrior - You are absolutely correct. Churches stopped training young men and started relying on schools like BJU, PCC, Crown and a few others. Though I like these institutions, they do not train young men to pastor churches. The young men come out completely clueless and usually have no basis of the Bible. I encourage young men to go to "Preacher Schools" like New England Baptist College, or other church run schools out there. Independent Baptist Churches need to get back to what made them - The Word of God!
  10. Just curious - Why are you leaving. The Youth Pastor should be the one sent packing if he does not line up with the Pastor.
  11. I had a missionary in Haiti try to tell me that his church of 200 led 17000 people to Christ in one month. I asked if Revival had broken out. His answer was no. There is no way 200 people can lead 17000 people to Christ without impacting the region.
  12. 1 John was written to help Christians who were doubting their salvation. I don't have an issue with helping Christians in times when they are struggling. Here are a couple thoughts 1. Never tell someone they are saved or "Don't you remember when you accepted Christ". If someone is in doubt, I take them through the plan of salvation and I have always had those that were saved tell me that they were saved and just struggling with sin. 2. If someone is in doubt immediately after "Getting saved", then they are still lost. In order to be saved, you must repent and believe in faith. This is where easy believeism really is completely wrong. Quick Prayer or repeat after me prayers are the reason people make professions, but are not saved. 3. Ask people for their testimony frequently. I ask my children for their testimony every now and then. But when they were children, I asked it all the time. It reinforces their Salvation.
  13. Alan is really close - Keep it up!! Not sure when the week ends
  14. Keep it up, I am almost in 1st place :)
  15. So disappointed that I have only 1 like
  16. Okay everyone, like this post so I can win the week and month. I am so close :)
  17. It was taken away because we want you to be more productive with your time :)
  18. swathdriver - I did not intend to argue about this with you, but this is unfortunately the mentality that has gotten our IFB churches to where they are today. The Holy Spirit would never lead any Christian to a church where there is no preaching,. The vast majority of Christians are not being led by the Holy Spirit, they are being led by their emotions and entertainment value. They go to a church and leave happy so that must mean the Holy Spirit is leading them there. Christians should go to church to be edified, reproved and rebuked by the Word of God. If the Word of God is not preached, all you did was get entertained. My gifts and influence will not change the ways of a "yeller or story teller". I will not refer to them as preachers as they do not "Preach". People need to hold the Pastor to a Biblical level and mandate that he "Preaches". It's a sad state of America that we are missing this in our churches.
  19. That was limited to Pastors or those who are in FT ministry. You can always ask the moderator for access. Not sure of the current policy
  20. KJVO - King James Version Only - This position holds to the KJV being the Inspired Word of God, either through Preservation (Biblical) or through re-inspiration (Ruckmanite - Not Biblical) 1. A KJVO individual believes that the KJV is the only version that English speaking individuals should ever use. They reject all modern translations and any future modern translations. 2. Extremists in this position will also say that the KJV should be used to translate the Bible into other languages. 3. Even further to the extreme, there are some in this camp that believe that if you are not saved from a KJV, they you are not saved as the KJV is the only version which is the Word of God and saves people. OKJV - Only King James Version - This position also holds to the KJV being the inspired Word of God, but would completely reject the Ruckmanite position of re-inspiration. 1. The KJV is inspired through Preservation as promised in Scripture. Inspiration was only in the original manuscripts, but the KJV can be considered the "Inspired Word of God" because of Preservation 2. The OKJV individual is open to a future modern translation as long as that translation meets the same criteria of the KJV. (Probably never going to happen, but they are open to it). The reason it won't happen is because those that are qualified to actually do the translation are not willing and those that are willing, are not capable. Though the average KJVO and OKJV are basically the same in their position, the willingness for God to continue his preservation in a new translation is not acceptable to the KJVO group.
  21. DaveW - The topic of this thread is "Is the KJVO Movement dying". Since this is tied to IFB, I have added that I believe IFB churches are dying for a number of reasons. 1. In the Bible belt where there are 100's of churches and unfortunately the vast majority either no longer or never preached the Word of God, I count those dead. They may have lots of people, but when God's Word is not faithfully preached, the church has no value. 2. The majority of churches that do preach the Word of God have no life in them. Though the preaching is good, the people don't care. They don't care about visitors, they don't respond to the preaching, the church is just withering away. In 20 years, everyone will have passed and the church will be gone. Now, I know that is a lot of generalization, but the reality is that the number of good churches has declined significantly in the last 20 years. For every 1 church that opens its doors, 10 churches close and that was in 2007. How do we prevent this from happening 1. Pastors need to stop the entertaining speeches and get back to Preaching the Word of God. It is the Word of God that impacts lives. 2. People need to stop being self centered and start caring about other Christians and the lost. Churches need to get back to being churches instead of being Sunday entertainment.
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