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(Omega) last won the day on February 20

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    Servant of The Lord God Almighty

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    Hey Bro, I've done a lot of praying today and I believe the answer to my prayer is found in your post. You can't change someone's mind if their mind is already made up and don't plan on giving in to the TRUTH. I spent an entire hour or so on a thread where I had my refutations all laid out; but for some reason, it was that thread ALONE that I could not post a reply. I lost all the content I wrote. I can post here and elsewhere; however, I cannot post in the thread that I wanted to. Perhaps it was an epiphany that you wrote what you wrote, and the timing was PERFECT. I want to go home now too, and as a matter of fact. . .I will be going home soon because of my heart (literally). I don't consider this bad news from my physician at all. I am elated that I am going to be with the one I love the most. I agree with your observation that our time is short here on Earth, and there are a lot of souls that need to be ministered to. I am going to use the time I have left to devote all my time to the Lord. Anyway, you keep your head held up high and never lose sight of your calling. Take care bro! Oh...and BTW, I'm going to ban you when we get to Heaven. :) Love you bro, Daniel
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    Cannot reply to posts

    For some mysterious reason, I can no longer reply to some posts. It took me an hour to write what I had to say, and I had thought long and hard about it too. But when I hit the submit button, EVERYTHING disappeared. Interesting... Also, it's funny how I can post here but not in a thread that I intended to post on.
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    Not sure what you're asking here. I have no problem with defending myself from terrorists, demon possessed kids, etc. You're telling me that I insulted you, where? I did NOT say that you should only carry a weapon just because your son attends your school. I said I would defend my son because you had mentioned that YOUR son attends your school. And that gives it all the more reason to be protective -- not that we should be a coward and wait until 17 people dies.
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    Preaching Preference

    There is a monumental difference between Jesus' parables and illustrations than what we find today in most churches; they are full of gibberish and has nothing to do with the truth or spiritual growth.
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    "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN because countless amounts of fruits have gave their lives for the sake of Jam.
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    If You're New Here Please Read

    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. (Revelation 22:17)
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    "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN because pears are yummy.
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    Preaching Preference

    Hi Brother Scott, Thank you for replying back. I just wanted to mention from the outset that I DO believe that Jesus did more TEACHING than PREACHING (Matt.4:23; 5:2;7:28-29; 28:19; 13:37; 4:33; Mk.4:2;34; 6:44; Lk.4:15; 5:3; 8:11; 24:27; Jn.3:2; 7:14;8:2; 2nd Jn.1:9). The issue (and the problem) is the way these words are used in the contemporary church-visible -- not what terms they may correspond to in the Bible. When someone tells me that so and so is going to "preach a sermon", I have a definite expectation because I know what a "sermon" is and also what "preaching" one means. I expect to be harangued for the better part of an hour with rising tones and rhetoric, bombarded by illustrations and "stories", and, in many cases, manipulated emotionally with heavy doses of guilt designed to get me to 1) "join"; 2) give (maybe even tithe); 3) work (at things this church wants done); and 4) "bring" others along to do 1-3 as well. What I DO NOT expect is to be taught anything about the truth resident in the scriptures. On the contrary, I expect to be subjected to a lot of half truths and erroneous "guestimations" of what this "preacher" thinks may be the truth based upon his poor preparation, sloppy approach, and questionable motivations: wanting fame, money and power -- or as he would put it, a larger witness, more resources for the ministry and a greater influence in the community "for Christ". I have read the gospels MANY times -- in Greek as well as in English. What Jesus did was teach the truth. It's OK if one want to call that "preaching", I suppose, but given what "preaching" means in the church-visible today, I think it is insult to attribute that sort of palaver and pusillanimous conduct to our dear Lord. He wielded the sword of the Spirit, the truth of the Word of God, like no other. We are supposed to follow His example. But I find the exact opposite happening in the vast majority of churches today. The only differences between most of them are the ones you note: differences is style. If someone is engaged in pornography, the "style" of it hardly matters since it is wrong whatever the "style". Similarly, if someone is promoting false positions from false motivations and failing entirely in the mandate our Lord has given, the style doesn't matter, nor do the terms with which we may wish to describe what they are doing. The main thing is to stay away from such nonsense and seek instead a place where you can grow up spiritually through the Word of God so as to be able to mature and stand the test then help others do the same. Everything else is a distraction at best and an invitation to a downward spiritual spiral at worst. If I skipped some of your questions, it's because I don't have a definitive answer to them. But I have put it on my "to do" list. God Bless!
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    If You're New Here Please Read

    I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. (Ecclesiastes 3:14)
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    Preaching Preference

    Brother Scott, It is true that some translations do use the word "preach" for some passages in the Mostly "preach" translates kerusso in the NT, meaning more literally "to proclaim as a a herald" -- a proclamation of the truth which is all about substance.The purpose of the local assembly is to learn the truth from someone who is teaching the truth, and to be encouraged by someone -- and by each other -- through the proclamation of the truth. In my observation and experience, sermons are long on stories, illustrations, fancy rhetoric . . . and misinformation in terms of biblical truth. In other words, what passes for "preaching" in the church visible today has nothing to do with the Bible, neither in terms of what is commanded nor in terms of the dissemination of the truth. Interms of "fire and brimstone", this phrase usually means "scaring unbelievers into being saved by threats of hell". I think it is very obvious that this was not our Lord's approach. Not that He didn't mention hell and the consequences of unbelief, but always in a context of teaching the entire realm of biblical truth. I'm not saying that an evangelists shouldn't make the issue of our eternal choice clear to unbelievers -- clearly they should. But what does this have to do with a pastor who is speaking to a congregation of putative believers? If he is threatening hell for sin, he clearly doesn't understand a thing about the Bible nor the truth. Q.E.D God Bless!
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    If You're New Here Please Read

    But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:22,23)
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    "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN because I am ban the man.
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    Preaching Preference

    Now we all know who the best preacher of all time was -- and His name is Jesus. I've studied the red letters of the bible to see how Jesus preached and I would pray that the Holy Spirit would help me to better my understanding of the Words of Jesus. There were times when Jesus got indignant for all the right reasons (Matt. 7:4-5; Lk. 13:3; Mk. 9:43-48; 12:30-31) at the religious leaders as He was preaching. Then there were times when He shared the Love of God to the unregenerate (Matt. 5:44; Jn. 3:16; 13:34; 15:13). I would say that Jesus was a "fire and brimstone" preacher because He mentions the word Hell more than He does Heaven. Jesus preached this way because He wanted to warn His listeners of the consequences of sin, and the Eternal punishment that follows after death. Now I'm not saying that this is the only preaching method we should use; only that this was how Jesus preached. If you have a different method of preaching, then that doesn't necessarily mean you're doing it the wrong way. There are many effective ways to preach, and as long as we preach the Salvation message, then glory to you. God Bless, Daniel
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    Whats for Supper...

    It's duck and a seafood melange of scallops, calamari, jumbo prawns, and fish.