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  1. It's not what we think but what the Bible says. The Bible says that "God so loved the world" not some of the world. The Bible says that "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked". The Bible says that "God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance". The Bible documents that people can hear the Gospel, be convicted, and then reject it of their own free will. And God has documented that He loves people who He knows will reject Him. I can give you more but I'm kind of busy right now.
  2. A preacher friend of mine says it's pretty prevalent in Black churches.
  3. Luke 18:13 King James Version (KJV) 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. Sin Righteousness Judgement You must deal with "sin, rigteousness and judgement". You must turn to God from your sin, knowing that God is going to judge you in Hell and that you DESERVE it. . I've heard it put like "taking God's side against yourself".
  4. .......and why specially "prepare" a great fish to swallow him if it was just going to swallow and kill him like "great fish" normally do?
  5. Now this is a head scratcher. I always notice the Biblical content of songs, don't you? This Bluegrass album, by Daily and Vincent was playing at the house yesterday and this one was on it. Now I've heard many times of the false doctrine of getting to Heaven by your "deeds measuring up". But why in the world would anyone want a "place on Calvary"? Jesus took your place on Calvary! It appears that whoever wrote this song has no idea what salvation is about. "A Place On Calvary" Lower my body And lift my soul And tell me to come on home have Let me leave this world of sin 'Cause heaven is were I want to roam tI'll bow my head Raise my hands oGet down on my knees I just beg and pray that I someday Will have a place on Calvary Now we've all been blessed by the grace of god And his spirit within us lives But still we ask for other things And still our god forgives But lord, there's just a one more thing A personal favor for me I just want to suggest To make a request For a place on Calvary Lower my body And lift my soul And tell me to come on home Let me leave this world of sin 'Cause heaven is were I want to roam I'll bow my head Raise my hands Get down on my knees I just beg and pray that I someday Will have a place on Calvary Now the good book tells us how it was More than many years ago And I've read every word In black and red But still I have to know If all my deeds on earth won't measure up Will my soul still be set free? Ah, if I deserve though I don't deserve Lower my body And lift my soul And tell me to come on home Let me leave this world of sin 'Cause heaven is were I want to roam I'll bow my head Raise my hands Get down on my knees I just beg and pray that I someday Will have a place on Calvary I just beg and pray that I someday Will have a place on Calvary Calvary Calvary Calvary Calvary Calvary
  6. Have you believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to save your wicked soul from God's judgement in Hell and, been indwelled with the Holy Spirit? If so, you cannot be lost: ever. Please read the following verse carefully. John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. #1. If you possess(hath) everlasting life....it's "everlasting" #2. "Shall not" means "condemnation" is never going to happen. There are other verses but this one should be sufficient for now.
  7. 14For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. 15But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. 16For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? It doesn't exactly say "freed to remarry" does it?
  8. I have come to agree with that assessment, but what concerns me now is the situation developing in the State of Virginia: why has President Trump not weighed in on this? Or at least made a statement about it?
  9. Never, ever be alone with the opposite sex or someone else's children/grandchildren. That way you are far less likely to be falsely accused. And never leave your kids alone with someone else, even a preacher or deacon: If a preacher or deacon is what he ought to be, he will insist on that as well. Our church always has two attendants in the nursery, and "children's church" at all times.
  10. I've heard it so many times that it's considered"fornication" only premarital or during the "betrothal" period. But I know of three (3) families, baptists, in which the husband went to prison for molesting the children. If that isn't "fornication" I don't know what is. It would be so with an offending wife as well.. The Bible says ''except it be for fornication'';' otherwise, marriage is always holy and legitimate.
  11. He certainly did! Baby Christians have to be admonished, rebuked, chastened and corrected because we all do dumb stuff, just like Brother Simon. As a personal testimony, I myself did not repent of a list of sins, or any specific sin that I recall. I DID repent of being what I was: a low-down sinner. Repentence, in salvation, is simply turning to Jesus from sin and self. Not a step one, step two, step three thing. At least it was for me.
  12. Sometime back i joined the masons, now I've moved to a higher degree > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > stone masons that is.
  13. Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. If you ain't a "sheep", Jesus didn't give His life for you and you ain't one of "His people".
  14. Jesus said that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is the "blasphemy of the Holy Ghost". So to say that homosexuals or effeminates cannot be saved is quite frankly a lie of the Devil. The Bible plainly mentions "abusers of themselves with mankind" and (speaking to Christians) says "and such were some of you". Now a Homosexual or effeminate who has blasphemed the Holy Ghost; that is, of course, a different story, they sin their "day of grace" away as anyone else doing the same. As to a "reprobate mind", this is a morally corrupt mind. But God does not "make" a person think, say or do wicked things. People cultivate that stuff themselves. When God stops pleading with one's heart, He then "leaves them to their own devices" so to speak. That is what "giving them over to a reprobate mind" means.
  15. My youngest grandson. 2. loves to play with trucks like that.
  16. Several of our church members are armed every service. We also have some former military and law enforcement members.
  17. Wait a minute. God didn't "make them that way". The Bible says God "gave them up" unto vile affections and "gave them up" to uncleanness. They were the ones who made themselves that way. Sinners can reach a point where God "gives them up" BECAUSE....they didn't like to retain God in their knowledge. In other words, one can keep on rejecting God until the Holy Ghost stops pleading with their heart,. But I don't see what you're getting at here. We have no way of knowing which homosexuals, or "trannys' God has "given up", so, from our perspective they have a soul that can still be saved.
  18. You said it better than I could. There's nothing morally or Biblical wrong with presenting the Word of God in a "soft spoken" manner. by a more refined "city guy" type man. I've heard great Bible preachers expound the scriptures that way. As well there's nothing wrong with a "rough", country backwoods "tough" man or "former marine" type either; I've heard great preaching from them too. Where either goes wrong is when pride or scorn rear their ugly heads up and, unfortunately, I've seen that from both "types".. Not good. Rebuke (in love) when it's needed, but just don't forget that God commands us to "exhort" too.
  19. I can't recall being in a church where an "effeminate man" preached from the pulpit. I have heard some relatively soft-spoken ones, I suppose, but wouldn't label them effeminate. The original poster seems to be trying to convey that if a man doesn't yell from the pulpit, he isn't being manly. If so, I disagree. But I just haven't been around any sissy preachers to be able to relate to this topic. Maybe Joel Osteen is like this? But even false teachers, get all red-faced, run the pews, pound the pulpit and scream. Some are pretty tough guys!
  20. Great! That's the way it should be. Of course; some things should not be elaborated on, from the pulpit, any more than the Bible does. But such things, and others, need to be taught. That's why I believe, passages like Titus chapter 2 are there. Older, Godly, "sober minded" men in the churches are to teach young men how to behave and how to treat their wives and families, and the Godly older ladies are to do the same. It's Biblical and necessary. My wife and I presently attend a Sunday School class where a younger man than myself, with his wife beside him, teaches the class. His wife is a good lady, and I appreciate her very much, but she corrects her husband from time to time and then starts teaching herself. Nothing wrong with what she says (except when she corrects her husband) but I just can't see how that could be what God would want for a Sunday School class. I believe the old grey-haired men, who have some of the hard knocks of "life" under their belt should be teaching the younger men the things young men need to hear and the older ladies should be teaching the young ladies for the same reasons. But with the opposite sex in a class, some things that need to be taught, cannot be. Or shouldn't be. Am I making sense?

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