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  1. Kubel has done a great job for this missionary. Lots of folks I know have logged on to it, said it looks great and I can even load pictures any time I want (which for me is a huge breakthrough for this computer illiterate!). Definitely a recommend for shoe string budget missionaries. :frog Thanks and God bless, Calvary
  2. Is there a way to know how many responses a link gets? God bless, Calvary
  3. That would be my concern. What changes? Are they spelling, typos or are they textual? Type face, spelling updates don't make me lose any sleep, but the trick is to make changes and maintain its KJB status, and that is slight of hand. The NKJV did the same thing, trying to maintain that it was in the lineage of the KJB while it was translated from Zane Hodges' Majority text not the ecclectic Erasmus' text (on the whole). When a publisher says he's making changes we need to see if there is a list of said changes and compare spiritual things with spiritual. God bless, Calvary
  4. So how do I put the banner of my web site on the bulliten board? Or do I just put a link? I don't want one itsy bitsy one, I want it to be read by whoever opens that page. I am soooo ignorant about tech stuff. Help! God bless, Calvary
  5. Yeah, bee hives. I have 20 bee hives. Any bee keepers here? God bless, Calvary
  6. Rom 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, WHICH WE PREACH; Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved THROUGH FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit THROUGH FAITH. Jerry I hate to tell you this, you sound exactly like a Cambellite I debated for some time and those verses were his basis for a works salvation. I'll tell you what. I never heard of Jesus or Heaven or Hell or anything else that had to do with the Bible until I was 28 years old. So I didn't have to "change my mind about Jesus" since I didn't have any mind about him. I wasn't trying to get to heaven or hell as far as that was concerned. But I heard the gospel. I responded to it and I believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. He died for my sins, and I through faith accepted that fact and therby was given eternal life. I didn't have to stop smoking to get saved. I stopped smoking because I was saved. I didn't have to stop cussing to get saved. I stopped because I did get saved. Just like the Bible says. Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, AFTER THAT YOU HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Obeying the gospel is trusting the finished work of Christ. Now its funny that you want repentance to be a non action, but repentance is a change of behaviour, not just in the mind which will produce a change of behaviour. In fact true Biblical repentance involves the will of man, the emotions (the heart) and the intellect. Repentance is dependent upon all three of these before it will be true Biblical repentance. Repentance is produced by God as a divine gift to man. We don't muster it up and then expect the Lord to act upon our changed lives. 2 Timothy 2:25 - IF GOD PERADVENTURE WILL GIVE THEM REPENTANCE. When Jonah preached the word of truth what happened? The Ninivites heard the word, they believed the word, THEN they turned to God. Repentance was and is a fruit of the gospel message. It does not begin with man. The word repentance is found a mere 5 times in the Pauline epistles. Romans 2 is directed to the Jew. Romans 11 as well. 2 Corinthians 7 (twice) is directed to an already saved individual. And 2 Timothy is a hope it will happen. Paul did not require repentance prior to salvation. He knew that it was a gift of God to a man who believes the gospel. Faith and repentance are not two intertwined doctrines. One is not dependent upon the other. Hmm, this repentance that I read about on this board sounds more like a works plus faith setup. Although you will of course insist that it is not. A few posts ago more than one poerson talked about what they did to get saved. Now, as I suspected the back peddle is on. Your own words were, I stopped rebelling against God and stopped breaking his laws. Oh brother! I bow out with grace on this thread. It will do no good to continue belaboring the point. And I never doubted your salvation. I just doubt you understand the ramifications of what you said. God bless. Calvary.
  7. Well, I was wondering about a response. I guess I'll stand corrected by your silence. God bless, Calvary
  8. Well I will look at the answers and reply. But I was referring to what is now obvious of a post I made that wasn't allowed to stand. Jerry, your opinion of Romans 10 is just that. To flatly and dogmatically claim an exclusive understanding of that pasage to the exlusion of any other is fairly presumptious brother. As far as "again" I can't recall ever posting on this topic before. However I'll take a gander, though I imagine you'll back peddle. Most of you should. Jerry you stated: Am I to understand that when you repented of "breaking God's laws" that you began then to keep them? On the basis of no longer breaking the laws of God did He grant you salvation? I am not trying to be rude or sarcastic, I am in all honesty asking you to look at what you're saying and tell me if I am coming to the wrong conclusions. Did you stop going your "own way" and thereby recieve God's grace based upon that action you took? Obedience is the opposite of rebellion. Am I therefore to conclude that by your obedience to God He saved you. Again, I am not trying to bait you as much as I am asking you Jerry if I am wrong in coming to these conclusion based upon what you posted. Those are your words. Are you therefore telling me that based upon what you did, plus your faith you got saved? Listen, yoou and most everyone here would run off a 7th Day Adventist, a Catholic and any Church of Christ memeber for holding to that same position. And rightly so. I wouldn't hold to any position no matter who's it was if I was wrong. Repentance is not conditional for salvation, belief is. You believed that Christ was your solution to your sin problem. Whether or not you think you turned from law breaking (which in and of itself is a laugh as we all continue to break God's laws) is irrevelant. You could turn from law breaking all you like (and I'm not even sure what that could entail to be honest) the Lord did not save you because you stopped being rebellious. He saved you the moment you believed. Period. And easy beleivism has nothing to do with it, I am with you on that methodology being straight from the pit of hell. Stop blaspheming, stop being drunk, stop murdering, stop the sorcery, stop being involved in the occult, leave your false religion (does that mean the Catholic who gets saved can't really be saved unless they leave their church?)stop having dead works... I pray that I am not the only one reading this thread that sees the problems with that statement. Open up your eyes beloved. Christ saved you simply because you believed He could. And He did. Period. Looking back on my statements of confessing Christ before men, I agree I should re word it better. I don't think I was making myself clear. Jerry you are right, if I made you think that witnessing was contingent for salvation then I was wrong in the way I expressed myself. But what I did say about Romans 10 and also the passage in Luke and Peter will stand up. That is confession TO men about God. Though I apologize if I made it sound that our salvation is dependent upon that action. It is not. And neither was stopping drinking or fornicating or any other sin you might have dropped. God bless, Calvary
  9. :roll: I guess it didn't matter what I said anyways. God bless, Calvary.
  10. What was it exactly that you repented of in order to be saved? What is it exactly that you need to repent of today? Two questions that I have yet to hear folks answer honestly in a discussion about repentance and its role in the life of the believer. God bless, Calvary
  11. Col 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; The only conditions that were met for the sinner to recieve pardon from the Lord were met by Him. Forgiveness is unconditional. There are no strings, no tricks and no conditions. The Bible says that Christ died for us 1. WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS. 2. UNGODLY. 3. ENEMIES. 4. UNCLEAN. 5. HAVING OUR UNDERSTANDING DARKENED. 6. CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE. 7. WALKING ACCORDING TO THE POWER OF THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD. 8. DEAD IN SINS. 9. VAIN. 10.WRETCHED. I guess we get the picture. Repentance is a lifetime process. I never stop repenting. I met no conditions whatsoever to be saved. Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; We would cry aloud against a cult that would place requirements upon the grace of God, yet in our zeal to fend off what we call easy believism we play another extremism and insist upon a sinner meeting certain requirements other than that of simply being a sinner. It is a free gift. Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. What was it exactly that you repented of to be saved? What is it exactly that you need to repent of today? C'mon brethren, repentance is not a one time event. As Christians we need to repent (probably on a daily basis) over and over again. 2Co 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Heb 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. God bless, Calvary
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