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DaveW

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  1. Ok then..... I will go first. 2Ti 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. A Pastor should teach faithful men to teach men. This is of course referring to the things of doctrine and salvation. Could we refer to this as "discipleship". A pastor should disciple men to be faithful teachers of God's Word.
  2. I don't want this to be an argument, nor for people to attack other people over this subject, but it does come up occasionally about the duties of a Pastor. I wonder if people would post up one Biblical task of a Pastor per post. There are so many things that people expect a Pastor to do in the course of his "duties", but not all of them are actually biblically commanded. Some of them are good things, some of them really good things, but some of them are not. And there are some things that Pastors do today that are things that EVERY Christian should do, not specifically the Pastor (So of course the Pastor should ALSO do them). So then...… what I am proposing is a list of Biblically supported duties of the Pastor. If you do not have a solid scripture to go along with it, then it shouldn't be posted here. Maybe another thread with good, but not commanded Pastoral duties? Or how about Posting the COMMANDED duties in normal black text, but the "good but not commanded" duties in say blue (this is actually "Dark Cyan")? This is to try to outline those actual commanded duties, as distinct from the many expected duties of a Pastor. For instance, Is it actually commanded that a Pastor perform funerals? I am NOT SUGGESTING that Pastors stop doing all these other things, just trying to compile a list of "Commanded" duties, and Good duties, for the sake of comparison. Final point: By "Commanded" I suggest that we include things done by example as well as actual command - but that things that have no biblical support be included in the "other" list. I could of course do this by myself, but I thought it would be a good discussion thread.
  3. Every single forum I have ever joined has had a policy of "introduce yourself" before you get stuck into the discussions. In some, it is actually necessary to have an introduction post before you can post in any other section. Is this possible with this forum software? I understand that this is something brother Matt will probably have to address personally, but maybe a bit of discussion about it? Introductions are kinda important I think. And of course it may not even be possible under this platform, so it might all be moot.
  4. Can not one member discuss a matter with another? If I see someone attacking a friend of mine, I think I am absolutely to come to their defence. And again, if you genuinely believed that you would not be answering this post, but leaving it to the moderators to handle...…. This is simply a mechanism to shut me up. But I will defend when it is necessary, and I will question when it is necessary. If you are so concerned with rules and regulations of the board, you would have read them before you started posting and you would have done the polite thing and introduced yourself in the intro section. By the way, you may not be intending to come across in this manner, but you are presenting as angry. It can very hard to interpret "feeling" and emotion in written form, but this is the way you are "coming across" - as angry and aggressive. This may not be your intent, but it the way it appears.
  5. Okay, but that doesn't really answer the question. What is your position on the nation of Israel in God's future plan? Are you of the opinion that the nation of Israel has been forsaken in favour of "Spiritual Israel", and therefore God will have nothing further to do with the nation of Israel?
  6. Why so angry? You yourself denoted the topic of your post to be relating to churches when you introduced that into the opening statements of your paragraphs. And by the way, I was not accusing, just pointing out the facts of the matter. Secondly, this is no way trolling, but defending someone whom you attacked unjustly. Hypocrital to defend someone unjustly attacked in the place they were attacked? no way. If you genuinely believed that, you would not have answered this in this thread...... And I am not a moderator...….. Finally - answering a post directly is not off topic...... Why so angry all the time? This doesn't have to be as unpleasant as you are making it.
  7. But the Bible makes a difference between spiritual Israel and physical Israel. Often people who use your phrasing are doing so to indicate that God has forsaken Israel and replaced them with Christianty. What is your position on this?
  8. Actually the first two paragraphs of your post start with this statement..... Your post is ABSOLUTELY about churches.... And you should not go around accusing people of trolling when you know nothing about them. By the way, would you like to go to the intro section and introduce yourself properly there?
  9. If a plethora of people independently identify you as a preterist, then maybe it is not I that is ignorant but you.... Maybe, just maybe, your position and description of that position is far closer to the preterist that you would like to believe. And as for your LIE about your position predating others.... I have quoted historical information (proving your previous statement a lie), that shows that both these other positions were discussed as early as the third century. That only gives you two centuries to play with and there are no writers discussing these issues prior to this that still exist. Then of course there is the FACT that much of the book of Revelation HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN HISTORY unless you seriously degrade the events. You are a liar, and that has been proven time and time again, in your false representation of history, in your false representation of your position, in your claim to be Baptist, and in your false claims about me.....
  10. I think you are winning so far......... Oops.
  11. Umm - that's a lie....... I have plenty of historical material. In fact I have listed people who prove you make up history, and referenced information that proves you make up history. What I have said is that it doesn't matter as much what people believe historically - what matters is the Bible - and you neo-preterist position is not biblical and never has been.
  12. This is such a stupid statement......... Do you drive on the wrong side of the road because the majority must be wrong? Do you believe 1 + 1 doesn't equal 2 because the majority must be wrong. Something is wrong because it is wrong regardless of how many people believe not because of how many people believe it......
  13. Why would I read a guy whose description is as follows: "Immanuel Velikovsky was a Russian independent scholar who wrote a number of books reinterpreting the events of ancient history, in particular the US bestseller Worlds in Collision published in 1950." And he was a psychiatrist...... Why would any Christian put any store in a worldly psychiatrist who is known for REINTERPRETING history?????? Let that sink in for a moment folks and then realise that this is the calibre of source that this guy is referencing when he makes these "intelligent sounding" statements. 2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: I know where I put my trust, and it is not in a worldly wise man known for rewriting history......
  14. And can I also point out that aside from trying to demean me personally, you still have not used any Scriptural evidence nor even relevant scripture reference, nor in fact have you provided any OTHER evidence apart from telling me to go read stuff. But what you are ignorant of is that I DO READ and have read other stuff aside from the Bible, but I DON'T READ crackpot historical rewrites who promote all sorts of unbiblical theories. And I can spell - aside from phone spelling mistakes caused by big fingers on small buttons and autocorrect. You constantly make statements with no evidence that are non-biblical and sometimes anti-biblical and often even historically wrong and sometimes quite oddball, and then you demean me for not reading your wonky sources which you only reveal when pressed......
  15. This says enough to get warning bells ringing...... "Todd White Todd was a drug addict and atheist for 22 years—when in 2004—he was radically set free! Todd believes that redemption and righteousness are the foundational keys for living life as a new creation in Christ. Todd’s foremost desire is to see the Holy Spirit flowing through believers everywhere that they go–at work, school, grocery stores, malls, gas stations, and more. Todd’s true joy is being able to reproduce a 24/7 kingdom lifestyle in every believer. His heart is to activate people in the simplicity of who they really are and confront the barriers that hold them back from being who God created them to be. No one is excluded!" Cut and paste from his website. No mention as to how "he was radically set free", his foremost desire is not to see people saved as per the Great Commission but "to see the Holy Spirit flowing through believers", and then of course wanting to promote a "Kingdom lifestyle"...... nuff said..... Looking further..... he has dance classes......
  16. Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Rom 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; Rom 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; So are the non-Judah Israelies not included anywhere in this? Once again we find that the Bible disagrees with your spoutings.
  17. I never disagreed that the earth 's rotation was affected, but it was not a "wobble". Nothing mentioned indicates a wobble. It mentions a specifically defined rotation event. It nowhere mentions any after effects of this rotation, not for 15 years, not for 15 minutes. It doesn't mention a change to the calendar because of it. Your whole post has nothing to do with the verses you posted - I suspect you where hoping no one would bother to look them up. And again, as Jerry just said - I believe the Scripture rather than the musings of some unbelieving writer writing history for their own ends. As to "banging my head against Uluru.... that is just an offensive personal attack meant to demean me personally in the hope that people will ignore the lack of anything Biblical in your answer as they laugh at me. Shame on you.
  18. Proof please? Any evidence to substantiate these claims...…. Preferably Biblical evidence... that's kinda important to me and a few others on this site. Isa 38:8 KJV (8) Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down. 2Ki 20:11 KJV (11) And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz. I see no mention of a "wobble" in either of those passages, nor do I see mention of balls of fire. In fact, the ten degrees backwards is associated with the healing of Hezekiah, and according to those Biblical passages has nothing to do with fireballs, Mars, or Venus. And it would seem that Hezekiah was an Israelite, not a Persian, so why bring them into it????? Isa 25:4-5 KJV (4) For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. (5) Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low. Isa 29:5 KJV (5) Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. If the Persians had some "terrible ones" that were associated with fireballs, then I would suggest that they were TOTALLY DIFFERENT to the "terrible ones" mentioned in these passages. Where do you get this stuff from? Do you just make it up? Because it certainly doesn't seem to be very biblical. And by the way, I don't know where you get this "Unnatural fear of Mars and Venus" from - the Romans worshipped them as gods, the Greeks also, although they had other names for them, and the Norse also - different names again. But Venus especially was not feared, being the goddess of love and all that...…... Your made up stuff doesn't even make sense outside of the Bible let alone within it.....
  19. Thanks for pointing out that context is important, including the context of the OP. Sometimes people forget that.
  20. Yep, I agree Jim, but it still burdens me.
  21. Miss Daisy, not judging, seeking answers. Brother Matt actually mentioned your points of the elderly or unwell, and although I did not mention it in my post I am fully aware of these matters. But it doesn't address those who choose not to attend. These are the ones I was speaking of. Those whose vision does not do well at night, those whose health drops with the cold night air.... these are legitimate reasons. But there are many who choose not to attend for the sake of their own convenience. And of course, as some mentioned, it is because they love the Lord less than whatever keeps them away, but that doesn't address the question. How does one help those who CHOOSE not to attend the other services to love the Lord enough to change that?
  22. Are you suggesting that people SHOULD quote heretics?
  23. I can't find your post to see what sort of judgement you are referring to?

  24. I think in some respects it is even worse today with the interwebs.... People can look up and find out about the person and follow them into whatever their heresy is..... In times past the person would often just remain a name and nothing more.

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