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brosmith

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  1. The OP quoted extensively from "Tomorrow's World" website, speaking positively of their Bible study course and (as far as I could tell) no one had warned this person that "Tomorrow's World" is the outreach "ministry" of a cult that used to be called the Worldwide Church of God (Herbert W Armstrong) and is now known as the Living Church of God. Your "warning" stated This didn't sound like much of a warning to me. So, I felt the need to sound the alarm.
  2. It has been several years since I last posted or commented on these discussion boards. I find it necessary to comment on this discussion because I am troubled by the lack of warning about those who promote false doctrine. The OP (Totoosart) ask about a Bible study course from "Tomorrow's World" and (as far as I can tell) no one warned this person that "Tomorrow's World" is the outreach "ministry" of a cult that used to be called the Worldwide Church of God (Herbert W Armstrong) and is now known as the Living Church of God. It only took me a few moments to discover the truth about "Tomorrow's W
  3. These are courses for Sunday Schools, Bible institutes, and Home Bible studies. Each of these courses is a pdf file on a CD that has unlimited printing privileges (yes, the copyright holder permits this). These are not copies of CDs. The publisher is Bible Baptist Church Publications in Oak Harbor, Washington. ABC's of Christian Growth - $ 73.50 ABC's of Christian Growth - Answer Key - $ 35.00 ABC's of Christian Maturity (2 volumes) - $ 150.00 ABC's of Christian Maturity - Answer Key (2 volumes) - $ 50.00 Premarital Preparation Course - $ 36.00 Commentary - The Book
  4. I am hereby withdrawing from Online Baptist. I will not participate on a forum that allows members (such as kindofblue1977) to promote ungodly and wicked lifestyles. Yes, that is exactly what this member is doing. In the name of tolerance and love, he or she (I am not sure if this member is a man or woman) is promoting homosexualty and lesbianism. I have asked the moderator to delete this thread and have also asked him/her to ban kindofblue1977. Neither one has happened, so (with a heavy heart) I am hereby withdrawing my membership from this board. Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith brosmith@pio
  5. I find the original post to be vile, wicked, and disgusting. I have reported it to the moderators and I hope it will be deleted.
  6. I agree. Years ago I made the mistake of allowing one of our older sons to have a computer in his room with internet access without an online filter. As a result, he became addicted to pornography. I take full responsibility. I was a fool then but it won't ever happen again in our household. We brought the computers out into the open but it took me a few more years after that to finally wake up to the fact that we needed to have an online filter. And yes, we need to teach and guard our children and it must be done diligently. An online filter is like a lock on the front door of your house: it
  7. I am going to say something that may not be popular but it needs to be said. I used to give all kinds of excuses for not having an online filter. About 7 years ago I finally saw how stupid I was. As far as I am concerned if you don't use an online filter then you are inviting the devil and all his satanic forces into your home. I will even go so far as to say that you are a fool. If a certain website gets blocked, so what! There are always workarounds. No filter is perfect but it is better than nothing! Bro Steve Smith brosmith@pioneerbaptist.org
  8. I am using K9 Web Protection right at this very moment. OBviously onlinebaptist.com is not blocked.
  9. Give K9 Web Protection a try. Even us well seasoned adults need protection from the filth of this world. Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith brosmith@pioneerbaptist.org
  10. An online filter would solve most of your prOBlems with porn. We used Covenant Eyes for many years but Covenant Eyes has 2 major flaws: it won't filter https (secure) sites and it won't block Google Images (which is filled with porn). A few months ago we switched to K9 Web Protection and it works great. Best of all, it is free for personal use! I would like to also add this to my reply: I don't believe that children should ever be allowed to access the internet without strict parental control and without an online filter. I also believe that we as adults not only need an onli
  11. My answer comes from the title of this site: Online Baptist An Independent Baptist Community Since 2002! It is stated to be "an independent Baptist community" so my question would be, why has it not remained an independent Baptist community? I just checked my profile. I have been a member of Online Baptist since March 2004 (10 years). In those 10 years I have only posted 444 times. Don't ask me why. I don't know.
  12. I appreciate the review. Sorry to here about your wife's struggles with CCM. We will pray that she gains the victory. I have been told privately by a friend of mine that I should watch my back over some of the things that I said in the book. It seems that I upset a few people because I named specific churches, specific people, and specific incidents. One of those churches is in the town that we live in and it seems that I caused quite a stir in that church. Oh well. That's life. Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith brosmith@pioneerbaptist.org
  13. You are quite welcome. I appreciate your comments.
  14. I am sorry to hear about what you went through. Thank you for your kind words.
  15. Dear Online Baptist family, I was wondering if there would be anyone that would be willing to do a book review for me? My book, The Day the Music Died, is available in PDF format free of charge (no kidding). The link is: www.pioneerbaptist.org/booklet/music.pdf I wrote this book about 3 1/2 years ago and have recently reformatted and expanded it. Some of you have already downloaded it from the Music forum. It is available to anyone who would like a copy. Bound printed copies are available for $15.00 each (with free shipping in the United States - no internat
  16. Returning to the original question that is the topic of this discussion: Can God use a man that drinks wine? To answer the question without skirting the issue at hand, my reply would be: no, he is not fit for the master's use. 2 Timothy 2:21 - "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work."
  17. Returning to the original question that is the topic of this discussion: Can God use a man that drinks wine? To answer the question without skirting the issue at hand, my reply would be: no, he is not fit for the master's use. 2 Timothy 2:21 - "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work."
  18. The printed copies will be made from the updated PDF file. I am self-publishing this book using the comb binding method. The books will be printed as needed, so you will receive a copy of the final draft. I am using a Canon laser printer (model D320) to do the printing. The front cover picture will be printed using gray scale rather than color. It may not be professional but it is high quality printing and binding. Sincerely, Steve Smith brosmith@pioneerbaptist.org
  19. Dear Friends, I have completed the final proofreading of my book. The final draft is now available for downloading: http://www.pioneerbaptist.org/booklet/music.pdf I apologize for the wait and jumping the gun. I should have waited until the proofreading was done before I posted this download. I apologize once again for not making sure that everything is as it should be before making this publicly available. Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith brosmith@pioneerbaptist.org
  20. I wanted to make note that I have uploaded another corrected copy of my book. I have been re-reading it just to be sure everything is ok. I have added a few minor things here and there (they don't change the substance, only strengthen it). If you have already downloaded a copy then feel free to download it again. Just to let you know, I should be done with the final proofreading in a couple of days (that's my plan). I know, I should have thoroughly proofread it before I uploaded it, but oh well. I can't think of everything. Here is the link again: http://www.pioneerbaptist.org/booklet
  21. Please note: I made a minor change to one paragraph in the book. The grammatical construction could have given someone a false impression. I have updated the PDF file, so please download again for the corrected copy. As for the question, how I came up with the title? Yes, it is a takeoff of "American Pie" but only in the illustrative sense. I make note of it in the Foreword of the book. Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith
  22. It has been over 3 years since I originally wrote "The Day the Music Died". I have recently reformatted the book and added more material to it. I am offering it to everyone as a free download. It is in PDF format. If you would like a printed copy then please email me (the cost is $15.00). Link to free book: http://www.pioneerbaptist.org/booklet/music.pdf Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith
  23. Here is my analysis and reply: #1 - Your original post is pompous and arrogant. #2 - We don't drink nor do we dance nor do we tempt others to drink or dance. #3 - Knowing that you do drink and you do dance, we would not invite you to our daughter's wedding. #4 - It would be better if you pursued personal holiness in your life rather than being so obnoxious.
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