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MatthewDiscipleOfGod

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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in SureWord   
    Frist, this is a false statement.  In the New Testament our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles attributed the perfection and inerrancy of divine inspiration to the Old Testament Scriptures, although they did NOT possess the original manuscripts thereof, but only copies of those original manuscripts (which is the whole point in the doctrine of preservation).
    Second, in my posting above I did not speak a single word about any given translation or about the practice of translation in general.  I spoke only about the DOCTRINE of preservation.  So again I ask the question -- Does God's Holy Word teach a DOCTRINE of preservation?  (At this point your answer appears to me to be a negative; but you have not directly answered the question itself, so maybe my conclusion concerning your position thereof is wrong.)
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in SureWord   
    So then, by the "experience" of textual criticism you do indeed deny the DOCTRINE of preservation.  Here is the question -- Does God's Holy Word teach a doctrine of preservation?  If it does, then we move to the next question -- What precisely are the details of that doctrine as taught by God's Holy Word?  
    IF we actually hold that God's Own Word is the only and final authority for our doctrine and behavior, then we should ALWAYS BEGIN with the doctrinal truth and details that it teaches, BEFORE we take any view of man's experiences, philosophies, ideas, or structures.
    (Yet, Brother DaChaser,
    You continue to reveal that your own authority for doctrine is NOT God's Word itself, but is the "historical Creeds and Confessions" of man.)
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Alan in SureWord   
    DaChaser,
    That statement is just not true. The mistakes, additions, words taken away, in all of the translations from Westcott and Hort to the New King James Version are full of MAJOR ERRORS.
    The problems with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus manuscripts are also full of MAJOR ERRORS.
    Alan
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to SureWord in SureWord   
    Which "Church'? Because of know of many churches that claim the KJV is inerrant, some claim that the Textus Receptus is inerrant, etc.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to SureWord in SureWord   
    The historical creeds of the Catholic and High Anglican churches? You mean those kind of historical creeds? Because I've seen the "creeds" of many churches that do and I'd take their creed over the creed of the stuffed robes you mention, any day.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Ukulelemike in Separation over doctrine.   
    When dealing with the difference between 'God sovereignly decided, before the foundations of time, who would be saved and who would go to hell', and then commands them ALL to be saved or go to hell' as opposed to 'whosoever will', THAT is doctrine-in fact, it covers a few doctrines, like the sufficiency of the sacrifice of Christ, whether man has free will to choose to follow or reject, and such. That is doctrine.
     
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Alan in The Local Church.   
    The Local Church
    I Timothy 3:15, “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
    The “house of God” that Paul is referring to the local assembly of the believers. The Apostle Paul is admonishing Timothy to behave himself in the local assembly of believers; the church. The local church was an assembly in an area of a community. It was the visible assembly of the saints in the New Testament. The church may be in a house, a rented building, or a building that was bought for the purpose of the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    In 1 and 2 Timothy Paul the Apostle give Timothy, and every saint in the New Testament, instructions “how” to behave himself in the local assembly of believers in the church.
    This behavior includes the following two offices in the local church:
     
    1. The qualifications of the pastor, or bishop, in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, and called an elder in 1 Timothy 5:17. These qualifications are for the pastor of the local church.
    2. The qualifications of the deacon and his wife, 1 Timothy 3:8-13. These qualifications are for the deacon(s) of the local church.
    The local churches were Independent in Authority and Fellowship
    Colossians 4:15 and 16, “Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the
    Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.”
     
    Nymphas had a church in his house. This assembly was local in scope, visible, and limited in authority,
    There was another church, or another visible assembly of believers, in Laodicea. Paul admonished the two assemblies to share in the reading of the Epistle of Colossians. There were no "bishops," or denominational
    headquarters, over the two assemblies.
    Denominations & the so-called “Universal” Church
     
    There are no denominations in the New Testament. All of the denominations, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, etc… have a starting point in history, a leader, and a religious hierarchy that is
    unknown in the New Testament scriptures.
     
    There is no “universal church” in the New Testament. There is a “General Assembly,” in heaven of all the saints, “But ye come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
    innumerable company of angels. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.” Hebrews 12:22 and 23
     
    All of the assemblies mentioned in the New Testament are visible, local and independent. The Apostle Paul gave detailed instructions for the qualifications of the pastor and the deacon as the visible head of the local
    church. 
     
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to NGABOADRIAN in Faithful Baptist College?   
    For I'm also a student of this college. Actually I'm in the Fourth Year of my Bachelor's Degree in Theology. The courses are very good and I highly recommend them to any Christian who want have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures. This is especially useful to people who are called in ministry. Pastor Warners teachings and lesson notes are more practical than theoretical. On the case of being a Brider or Not, it requires someone to take a closer look at the lesson notes in Year Three about prophecy - Studies in the Book of Revelation.
    God Bless You.
    Adrian From Uganda
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in The Bible Only?   
    A prOBlem I had as a younger Christian was using Bible commentaries a lot. I found myself taking on the theology of the commentators which I later found out was not Biblical. We need to use extreme caution when using anything other than the Bible. For example many "Church Fathers" where nothing more than Roman Catholic heretics.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to DaveW in A clear verse teaching a universal understanding of the word "church".   
    Words are important.
    The proper use of words is important.
    Many people use the words "Church " in a lazy, thoughtless way.
    We ought to use words in a Biblical way.
    The word "Church" is used wrongly, poorly, and unbiblically by many, which leads to an unbiblical understanding of Biblical passages and concepts, and it makes room for false doctrines.
    The problem becomes clearer when we consider Acts 2 (and other passages). If we lazily use the word "Church" in an unbiblical universal way, then we allow those who teach baptismal regeneration space to play around with such passages, for example. Sometimes seemingly simple things can have heavier doctrinal consequences. 
    The word "Church" has been used by many in just such a lazy, unbiblical way on this site.
    Semantics? Maybe I guess, but accuracy of terms is not unimportant. 
    If I have made people consider their use of this word, and caused people to at least be more careful with it, then I am satisfied.
    Remember also that this is a discussion forum, and this has in general been a good discussion.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to DaveW in A clear verse teaching a universal understanding of the word "church".   
    There is such a thing as the church in concept.
    The common illustration used is: The car has changed the way we live."
    Which individual car are we talking about? No individual car, of course.
    But is it talking about a universal car then? Well, that is plainly ridiculous.
    It is talking about the car as a concept.
    So also is the case with your reference - no individual church, nor a universal church, but the church in concept.
    And I am absolutely not a brider.
    Should we avoid biblical concepts for fear of being pulled into some group or other? In fact, my purpose here is to get people to study rather than accept what they are told.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Alan in E-book "What About Steve anderson?' by David Cloud   
    David Cloud has a very good book (I am attaching the E-book from David Cloud's website), concerning the beliefs of Pastor Steven Anderson: https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/downloads/What_About_Steven_Anderson.pdf
    Brother Cloud goes into some detail concerning Anderson's heretical beliefs concerning numerous important subjects in our age (to name a few): Repentance, Quick Prayerism, the Nation of Israel, Replacement Theology, the Coming of Christ for the church (the rapture), and others. Brother Cloud handles the issues involved in a scholarly manner, without rancor, and with a good spirit. 
    Brother Cloud points out that some of the brethren in independent Baptist churches are being swayed by his beliefs.
    I would recommend all of the brethren to read David Cloud's book,"What About Steven Anderson."
    Alan
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to 1611mac in E-book "What About Steve anderson?' by David Cloud   
    If you prefer downloads (pdf, mobi, epub) please visit this page: 
    https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/what_about_steven_anderson.php
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to DaveW in Why is Steven Anderson hated?   
    I want to turn this around and ask instead 
    " Why does Steven Anderson hate so many good independent baptist preachers?"
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Joshua Agan in Why is Steven Anderson hated?   
    Are all of these bible words? Is this how Jesus approached sinners?
    When someone posted this video on Facebook, Anderson himself commented "I hate them even more than that video can express."
    Love thy neighbor
    Love thy enemy
    Jesus directly commanded "Love others even as I have loved you." So who are we COMMANDED to hate? And who do not fall under these categories to love?
    Anderson is a deceiver.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to DaveW in Why is Steven Anderson hated?   
    Yep, that really shows His love for the lost, that you spoke of in your opening post..........
    You really should be careful about blindly following a man - any man........
    You totally ignore any kind of criticism against him, accuse us of "hating him", which isn't true - many of here warn against him, but that is not the same as hating.
    Hating is what he preaches in that video posted - and notably without any Scripture references in that portion - I don't know about the rest of the "message".
    Hating is what moves him to viciously attack with false accusations against other Independent Baptist Preachers.
    The Bible is absolutely plain that homosexuality is sinful, but it is also plain that like any other, those sinners need to trust Christ for salvation, and repent of that sin - and the other sins in their life.
    And before you attack me for "adding repentance to salvation" or some other rubbish, note the order I stated it in......
     
    There is a clear difference between what he does, which is full of hateful speech and could easily be characterised as brawling speech, and what someone like Lighthouse trails or David Cloud does.
    They warn with evidence and proof against false teachers wherever they find them, but this guy rants with hateful speech.
     
    There is nothing of humility about him. There is nothing of the love of God about him.
    And his "love for the lost" only extends as far as what he deems to be the "worthy lost" - he condemns those he considers to be unworthy with the utmost hatred - as displayed in that video.
    Is he all bad? No, I have his video defending the KJV - it is largely a good production, with good information.
    But his bad doctrinal positions are well known.
    His love for attention and controversy are well known.
    The disconnect between his claims of people saved, and ANY level of like fruit points to deceitfulness. (20,000 'saved' over who knows how long, and a church of easily less than 100 if you examine that video above.) Even if these people had gone to different churches rather than to his, there should be a boom in church attendance in the region, and there just isn't.
    Just be careful about putting any man on a pedestal - and this man is rightly to be criticised.
     
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod got a reaction from DaveW in Why is Steven Anderson hated?   
    I and many don't hate Anderson but are not afraid to rebuke his false teachings. Anderson teaches homosexuals can't repent and be saved. This is contrary to the Bible (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). He denies things such as the Holocaust. His followers use profanity on a regular basis when someone disagrees with Anderson. Anderson gets into petty fights with people such as Sam Gipp. Anderson needs a good dose of Matthew 5:9-12, Matthew 5:38-48 and Galatians 5:22-24. They may say they save 100 per week but where is the fruit? In the Bible converts were added to the church. Saying a prayer doesn't save anyone if there is no belief in the words of that prayer.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod got a reaction from wretched in Why is Steven Anderson hated?   
    I and many don't hate Anderson but are not afraid to rebuke his false teachings. Anderson teaches homosexuals can't repent and be saved. This is contrary to the Bible (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). He denies things such as the Holocaust. His followers use profanity on a regular basis when someone disagrees with Anderson. Anderson gets into petty fights with people such as Sam Gipp. Anderson needs a good dose of Matthew 5:9-12, Matthew 5:38-48 and Galatians 5:22-24. They may say they save 100 per week but where is the fruit? In the Bible converts were added to the church. Saying a prayer doesn't save anyone if there is no belief in the words of that prayer.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to DaveW in How to Understand Revelation and Daniel   
    Celina, I would counsel you to ignore pretty much anything Invicta says about prophecy.
    His position on such matters is certainly not Baptist, and it is also not Biblical.
    He will lead into false interpretive practices, and therefore to false conclusions.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod got a reaction from swathdiver in Accurate Bible translations   
    The King James Bible is the perfect word of God in English. Every other English translation I have ever seen takes away, adds and/or changes words. There are many helps out there if you are have difficulties with some of the words. Also, most people read their Bibles too fast anyways, so having to take time to read it is a good thing.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to swathdiver in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    People of little faith!  God said he would preserve His Word and he does not need Riplinger, Ruckman, Anderson, or anyone else to keep it in front of the saints for Him!
     
    There is no alternative, one either hold God's preserved word in their hands or a counterfeit. 
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:Pushing the Edge on Dress Standards   
    Although it is possible that I do not agree with Brother Cloud on the matter of pants-wear for women, I do believe that this article is a very worthy read.
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod got a reaction from HappyChristian in Non Protestant Baptists   
    Those are some good materials you mention. I own them all. :)
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod reacted to HappyChristian in Non Protestant Baptists   
    James Bellar did a stellar job of recording the history of Baptists here in America in America in Crimson Red. It is available via Amazon. He wrote a number of other books re: Baptists as well. You could probably do a search of his name on Amazon for other books. He went to be with the Lord  a few years back so is not, of course, writing any more. I can't find the site where his other books were available. Most likely with him gone they didn't keep it up.  He had a workbook that was college level that had to do with the history of Baptists.
    Also, check out Shiloh Films. It is a local church filming ministry. They are creating films that are designed to teach the history of Baptists in America - and it's very interesting to see how the Baptists influenced our founding.  The pastor of the church there is Mac Woody. If you contact him, he might be able to help with your quest.
    I found the workbook: http://books.fundamentalbaptistbooks.com/index.php?act=cart-productdetail&pid=1&ProductID=17564
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    MatthewDiscipleOfGod got a reaction from Alan in The Trail of Blood   
    I attend this school. They pastor in charge started a church plant in Texas. The church is still in Washington. I love taking the classes and it is a very Biblical sound school.
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