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    heartstrings got a reaction from HappyChristian in ABC's 20/20 Special on Independent, Fundamental Baptists   
    My kids heard the phrase "oral sex" for the first time, from an IFB pulpit.
    Our pastor told us that blacks were meant to be slaves told jokes about blacks from the pulpit.
    A visiting pastor also poked fun at blacks from the pulpit.
    Another pastor, who didn't want his wife to get pregnant, divulged to us, from the pulpit, the gory details of his wife's miscarriage
    There's more but I think that's enough.


    I hear stuff like this all the time. How can one call themselves "preaching the word of God" when what one is saying is opinion and not substantiated or backed up with scripture?

    Ecclesiastes 10:1
    Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: [so doth] a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom [and] honour.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Annie in Temptation of Jesus   
    ....and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.......

    He had a body alright, but unlike us, He didn't have a sin nature. He was "the second man" (1Cor. 15). Not only that, but HIS body, even though it died, never decayed or corrupted, and is still alive today.


    The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. 1 Corinthians 15:47
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    heartstrings got a reaction from HappyChristian in "universal rights of the people"   
    At the last camp meeting, the last speaker, an evangelist, mentioned something i was "guilty" of and I knew that either the Holy Spirit had to have told him to say that or he had been given 'inside information"; and I knew who that someone was. So after the service, I asked him privately* about it. He admitted that he had, in fact, been asked 'to pray about it" but when I asked him twice, point blank, if the Holy Spirit told him to mention it, he could not say. One of the statements he had made was: "Lemme say this right here...Dad, you are raising your children for somebody else". So I asked him if that was always true and pointed out what Paul said in 1 Corinthians chapter 7:6-40. He avoided discussing that and was ready to end the conversation. He later told my pastor on me and I was confronted. He was called and put on speaker phone during the confrontation at which time he accused me of questioning his preaching on two other occasions. I asked him to specify and he named the occasions. Both were untrue.
    #1 The first instance was when he preached on the incident of Naboth's vineyard I had AGREED with him and merely asked him a question after the service.
    #2. The second time he said that I disagreed with him on Calvinsm. But what really happened was that some of the men were discussing Calvinism after a service. I had merely joined in and showed him something I had found in my studies which refuted Calvinism as well.. I did not question his preaching that time either because his message had not even been on Calvinism. So I thought we had been in agreement them as well.

    I am still totally stunned that a man of God would stoop that low, and seemingly trying to inflict as mich damage as possible, resort to false accusations. Does being a "man of God", give one the right to say anything he wants from the pulpit, even attacking people, making unscriptural statements and dareing anyone to question him? Even threatening people with "touch not mine anointed" so they will fear him? Some better wake up and realize that "touching God's anointed" means we better not hurt ANY of God's children...even if we are a preacher.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from HappyChristian in Was Naboth in the right?   
    As a young man, I was walking with my little daughter into a store in our tiny country town when we passed an old gentleman dressed in overalls. He stopped for a second , looked down at my daughter and said. "That's more gold than a mule could pull" and went on his way.
    All of the lands you could acquire, all of the gold you could dig up could not even come close to the value of one of your children. That, is heritage.
    I looked up the name "Naboth" and, from some of the definitions I found, it means "fruits".

    Psalm 127:3
    Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

    4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

    5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

    Surely Naboth knew that real estate is actually worthless. But Naboth fully appreciated that his parents had left that land to him and he in turn was going to leave it to his children. That is a heritage worth dying for.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from HappyChristian in What is a Ruckmanite   
    Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

    2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
    2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

    Listen to the doctrine,
    does it uplift the speaker, or uplift Jesus? John 7:17

    Try the Spirit
    1 John 4:1-6 Beloved, believe not every spirit.............
    You see, a MAN can say anything with his mouth..... for example; Benny Hinn even has the plan of salvation on his webpage.
    But what does the SPIRIT behind the man say? Does it really lift up Jesus or deny him?

    Inspect the fruit and observe the nature.
    The tree can look good, but when the fruit comes out, it is what it is. And it can look exactly like a sheep, but sooner or later, the wolf is going to reveal his true nature, and that won't be a pretty sight. Matthew 7:15-20
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    heartstrings got a reaction from anime4christ in The Invisible Church?   
    Ephesians 5:25
    Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

    How many wives will Christ have?
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    heartstrings got a reaction from irishman in Article on "Once Saved, Always Saved!"   
    Yes, the word "altar" occurs 378 times in the KJB. But the New Testament "altar" is not a physical thing where animals are sacrificed; instead, it can be the point at which believers present themselves as a living sacrifice to God. It is a "place" of giving; the giving of gifts of praise to God or the giving of love to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Hebrews 13:10-16
    Our church has no physical piece of furniture called an "altar" but that is what we call the place where we kneel at the front. I should have just said "when I came forward" or something like that. But anyway....I was saved before I left the pew.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from HappyChristian in Article on "Once Saved, Always Saved!"   
    God'sChild,
    On a Sunday morning, May 11, 1986 in the Berean Baptist Church, about 3 or 4 pews back, on the left side of the auditorium, Jesus came into my heart when I beleived and called on His name right after the preacher had preached a sermon entitled "The Lord is my Shepherd". This is what the Bible says happened......

    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.

    So, 24 years ago I heard the Word and the moment I believed on Jesus I was a possessor of everlasting life, passed from death unto life, with a promise that I would never go to Hell. Please read this verse.......

    2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

    Now read the next verse........

    Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Did you catch that? God says that He "Knoweth them that are His", but in the future when He puts those in the Lake of Fire He won't say "I used to know you"; No, He will say to all of them "I never knew you.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Brother Rick in Do Wives Have To Love Their Husbands?   
    Titus 2:3-5 . . The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

    Seems to me, that if God wants a woman to be taught to do something, He wants her to do it. That's not rocket science.
    And a woman, who truly is in love with her husband WILL reverence him. In fact, she will honour and obey him. This is not subservience; it is simply God's order of authority. A wife who loves and reverences her husband and submits to his headship can have everything she wants out of life; authority, wealth, peace, happiness, love and honour. She can even be an entrepreneur. You can read about her life in Proverbs 31. I'm married to such a wife, BTW.

    If a wife cannot bring herself to submit to her husband; that is no excuse for him; he is still responsible for the Godly order of his family. Jerry #s, I would have to say your uncle didn't "man up" and take the lead in his home. And Cliff; if you look and and lust after other women, you don't love your wife.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Miss Linda in Do Wives Have To Love Their Husbands?   
    Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. When describing the life of the virtuous woman, why does it say that her "husband is known in the gates"? It says that because the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 is a woman who builds her husband up instead of tearing him down. No other person has such power as a man's wife. She can make him or break him, so to speak. Now read one of the things that happens to this woman because of such virtuous conduct.......
    Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    Proverbs 31 shows a family whose members who encourage and thereby bulid each other up. Showing appreciation makes the other person want to do even better and it shows that you really love them: It really does glorify God.....


    16But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

    17Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

    18When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

    19Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

    20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

    21These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

    22Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

    23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.


    A biting, slandering tongue is a destroyer.... But real reverence. and real, sincere, honest praise encourages people and it shows them that you really love them. It says "I appreciate you...you are valuable to me". Just start by praising your husband; brag on him; build him up and encourage him. As mentioned earlier; don't question him when he has to correct the kids; As long as he's not abusing them, that's what he's supposed to do. Your kids know if you respect him or not. Be an example. If you continue to reverence him and make every effort to honor him, and praise him for his achievements, it can make a huge difference in your home. Do that, and pretty soon, you'll hear him and the kids praising you too.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from HappyChristian in Do Wives Have To Love Their Husbands?   
    Titus 2:3-5 . . The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

    Seems to me, that if God wants a woman to be taught to do something, He wants her to do it. That's not rocket science.
    And a woman, who truly is in love with her husband WILL reverence him. In fact, she will honour and obey him. This is not subservience; it is simply God's order of authority. A wife who loves and reverences her husband and submits to his headship can have everything she wants out of life; authority, wealth, peace, happiness, love and honour. She can even be an entrepreneur. You can read about her life in Proverbs 31. I'm married to such a wife, BTW.

    If a wife cannot bring herself to submit to her husband; that is no excuse for him; he is still responsible for the Godly order of his family. Jerry #s, I would have to say your uncle didn't "man up" and take the lead in his home. And Cliff; if you look and and lust after other women, you don't love your wife.

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