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  1. Aaaw, Ian. I will keep you son and this whole situation in prayer, as well.
  2. Yes, that is so right Ukelelemike. However, the majority of people hear the name Judas and automatically associate it with the Judas who betrayed Christ not Jesus' brother. So true about the Hebrew version of Jesus, being Joshua. I know an Orthodox Jewish man who's Hebrew name is Joshua. I told him years ago that it is Hebrew for Jesus. It feel on deaf ears, though.
  3. No way, Dave! I couldn't tell. Anyway, I love the Aussies. I have said since OBama has been in office, that the "Land Down Under" is not going to be Down Under very much longer. Aussies are tough people. My SIL doesn't take any garbage, and she has always kept her Aussie roots.
  4. That is why you are a mod on OB, HC. It is to encourage the IFB churches in the rest of the country and world that are in dire straights. H-E-L-P.
  5. When I worked in the inner city, I heard every name imaginable. Jesus and Judas were among them. I can't understand why any couple (or parent) would name their child, "Jesus" the Name above all Names. Also, Judas is questionable, as many people would associate it with the Judas who betrayed Christ. Also, I have heard the name, Jezebel as well.
  6. Dave, could what you wrote have something to do with Australia being a penal colony, at one time? My former sister in law, was raised in Geelong, Australia until she was twelve. Her mother moved her two children to the USA, per the request of her mother. My SIL's dad threw her mom out a glass door. He was an abusive drunk, who ended up having five marriages. After my SIL divorced my brother, she married another drunk. After the divorce, I asked her if she could see the pattern of marrying drunks, as my brother is also a drunk. She answered, "yes." Anyway, she is getting married again, to a man in Australia, she dated before she married my brother. Australia has always been her home, not the USA. She has taken more trips to her homeland than I can count. This man is also divorced, with four children. I pray that an IFB missionary will lead her and her new family to Christ. Do you know of any IFB churches in Geelong, Dave? BTW, my nephew and my niece have no desire to move to Australia with their mom. It is quite sad. Thankfully, in the midst of my brother's prOBlems with alcohol, he has always been a good dad. His children are very attached to him. My niece is living with us, as I speak.
  7. Amen, Paid4. After all, marriage was the first institution that God created. Satan despises that most of all.
  8. I am patiently waiting for you to start that thread, Jeffrey. I have no idea what kind of IFB church you went to for all those years. I doesn't sound like my church, though. It doesn't sound like the IFB church I went to for four years, and it doesn't sound like the one God will be placing us in a year or so. I hear so much teaching on Jesus in my IFB church on His compassion, mercy and grace it is unreal. I wouldn't go to church if I didn't hear about Him. God is, once again, building up my church. People are coming to services. My pastor is a very merciful man of God. When we left our other IFB church, came back to our IFB church as visitors, I had a bad fall on the floor of my bedroom. My husband and I were rushing to get somewhere. I put on a new pair of shoes, and the wood from the heel of the shoe, hit the hard wood floor (I had washed the floor the day before, so it was still slippery) and I went down. I had a compound fracture in my shoulder. I dislocated it, and broke a good sized bone off. My husband called EMS, because I couldn't make it, without going directly into the hospital without waiting. Anyway, just as they gave me a shot of Morphine, my pastor (who wasn't even my pastor at the time) came in my hospital room. He drove 40 minutes across town to tend to me. I cried so much, b/c he took the time out of his hectic day to come and visit me. I felt like God had walked into the room. That is how special it felt to me. If that isn't showing Jesus's love, compassion, mercy and grace, I don't know what is. I also received a card from the church with a scripture in it, on healing. I forget the scripture, but I remember it was from the Book of Jeremiah. I cried tears of happiness when I read that card. Again, showing the love of Jesus. My church also prayed for me as I went through rehab for my shoulder. It was a long process. If you can, please private message me the IFB church that you used to attend. That is, if they have a website. I would like to look it over. It sounds like you have been burned, and burned badly. Just remember what I said about there never being a perfect church. Man is not perfect, therefore His church isn't going to be perfect. Also, stay away from things on OB if they make you upset. If you don't like talking about prophecy, then don't take about it. Don't even read it, in fact. I caution you about Calvinism. I know you are just getting you feet wet. However, I believe you are walking down a road of confusion. Try to remember the good things about you IFB church, too. I am sure you can remember some things, if you don't harden your heart. Pray for those people who upset you. You may find that your anger will cease, b/c you have prayed for them. "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." ~ Matthew 5:44 Last but not least. Never say never. I remember, saying at a ladies' Bible study years back, that I would never leave my IFB church. Shortly thereafter, we left and went to the other IFB church. Thankfully, we did too. My mother prOBably would have never got saved had we not attended that church. She was already being grounded in God's word, but it was through that church she was saved. My husband also attended the Bible Institute for three years there. He will finish when we move down the south eastern, OH as that church also has a Bible Institute.
  9. Sounds even better, NN. I have heard the same thing about the Qur'an. The RCC created Islam, so it is possible.
  10. I wouldn't say that, Jeffrey. You are very intelligent. If you could get over your beef with the IFB church you attended for years, you would be quite valuable to IFB's everywhere. Do you think I like everything that my pastor preaches on Sunday? No, I don't. However, I know it comes from the KJV. It's called conviction. When he preaches, he also gives his opinion, at times. Do I always agree with him? No, I don't. However, there is no perfect church. You won't find one anywhere on God's earth. People are not perfect, so how can a church be perfect? Why not look for another IFB church to attend, rather than go down the road you are going? It pains me to see IFB's leaving the faith b/c of something that affected you on a personal basis. Whatever that was. You have too much to offer, and have invested too much time in the IFB to take the road you are taking now. We are in need of more warriors that bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. You won't find that knowledge in a Modern Version. You will find deluded thinking. The truth is in the KJV and IFB's still hold to the KJV. You have no prOBlem understanding it. You have proved that time and time again. Why not use it, instead of using sloppy seconds?
  11. You were so busy with school, Brother Garry. You couldn't cook the way you should have all the time, because of the demands of school. Quick meals, were all you could do. I know what you mean about being angry with one self, though. I get angry when I overload on junk, at times, and not stay focused on nutritious foods. It is a never ending battle to to keep our bodies in shape. Coming from the RCC, we didn't have fellowship like IFB's. We have a fellowship luncheon at the end of every month, when a missionary preaches. Also, my husband eats like a horse. It is hard to balance out a diet. I feel your pain, brother.
  12. Below is the article from Wescott and Hort's own words, Jeffrey. TELLING QUOTATIONS FROM WESTCOTT AND HORT Concerning the Deity of Christ: "He never speaks of Himself directly as God, but the aim of His revelation was to lead men to see God in Him." (Westcott, The Gospel According to St. John, p. 297). "(John) does not expressly affirm the identification of the Word with Jesus Christ." (Westcott, Ibid., p. 16). Concerning the Scriptures: "I reject the infallibility of Holy Scriptures overwhelmingly." (Westcott, The Life and Letters of Brook Foss Westcott, Vol. I, p.207). "Our Bible as well as our Faith is a mere compromise." (Westcott, On the Canon of the New Testament, p. vii). "Evangelicals seem to me perverted. . .There are, I fear, still more serious differences between us on the subject of authority, especially the authority of the Bible." (Hort, The Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Vol. I, p.400) Concerning Hell: "(Hell is) not the place of punishment of the guilty, (it is) the common abode of departed spirits. (Westcott, Historic Faith, pp.77-78). "We have no sure knowledge of future punishment, and the word eternal has a far higher meaning." (Hort, Life and Letters, Vol. I, p.149). Concerning Creation: "No one now, I suppose, holds that the first three chapters of Genesis, for example, give a literal history. I could never understand how anyone reading them with open eyes could think they did." (Westcott, cited from Which Bible?, p. 191). "But the book which has most engaged me is Darwin. Whatever may be thought of it, it is a book that one is proud to be contemporary with..... My feeling is strong that the theory is unanswerable." (Hort, cited from Which Bible?, p. 189) Concerning the Atonement: "I think I mentioned to you before Campbell's book on the Atonement, which is invaluable as far as it goes;but unluckily he knows nothing except Protestant theology." (Hort, Life and Letters, Vol. I, p. 322) "The popular doctrine of substitution is an immoral and material counterfeit...nothing can be moreunscriptural than the the limiting of Christ's bearing our sins and sufferings to His death; but indeed that is only one aspect of an almost universal heresy." (Hort to Westcott, Life and Letters, Vol. I, p. 430) "I confess I have no repugnance to the primitive doctrine of a ransom paid to Satan. I can see no other possible form in which the doctrine of a ransom is at all tenable; anything is better than the doctrine of a ransom to the father." (Hort, The First Epistle of St. Peter 1:1-2:17, p. 77). Concerning Man: "It is of course true that we can only know God through human forms, but then I think the whole Bible echoes the language of Genesis 1:27 and so assures us that human forms are divine forms." (Hort to Westcott, August 14, 1860) "Protestants (must) unlearn the crazy horror of the idea of Priesthood." (Hort, Life and Letters, Volume II, pp. 49-51) Concerning Roman Catholicism: "I wish I could see to what forgotten truth Mariolatry (the worship of the Virgin Mary) bears witness." (Westcott, Ibid. ) "I have been persuaded for many years that Mary-Worship and Jesus-Worship have very much in common." (Hort, Life and Letters, Volume II, pp. 49-51) "The pure Romanish view seems to be nearer, and more likely to lead to the truth than the Evangelical." (Hort, Life and Letters, Vol. I, p. 77) "I agree with you in thinking it a pity that Maurice verbally repudiates purgatory . . . the idea of purgation, cleansing by fire, seems to me inseparable from what the Bible teaches us of the Divine chastisements." (Hort, Life and Letters, Vol. II, pp. 336,337)
  13. Yes, this is true Paid4; however, I agree with Brother Garry. Satan is the prOBlem and he is destroying families day in and day out. Why should a pastor's family be any different?
  14. I agree, Ukelelemike. My first pastor never allowed clapping after a specials, but his son does. My husband and I don't clap, but say "Amen." I suppose it is up to each individual person. We recognize our Veterans and had flowers for Mother's Day. Yesterday, my pastor didn't give anything out for Father's Day b/c he said, he didn't think the men would mind. I don't care if I get flower's on Mother's Day; however, my hubby built me a nice planter to put them in. There were leftovers, so my pastor's wife told me to take them, otherwise they would go to waste. My hubby also made his mother a smaller wooden planter. My son also gave me a bouquet of roses on Mother's Day with a beautiful card. His also gave his grandma (my hubby's mom some - with a card) and white roses to put on my mother's grave. It was my first Mother's Day w/o her. Her 84th birthday would have been the next day.
  15. Okay. I agree with EK. I think this should be reserved to "pastor's only" and yes, SFIC - you are still a pastor. My first pastor is an evangelist now, but I still call him Pastor ________. After the discussion is finished, will BroMatt and the mods open it up for others to view?
  16. I figured that out, Jeffrey. When I witness to someone, I will give them the verse from the KJV. Yes, of course! "God's word, never returns void."
  17. No. I had already stated that we don't have the "originals" Jeffrey. Hey, knock your self out using the MV's that take out the deity of Jesus Christ, with missing scriptures. Just leave people in a state of confusion, brother. I don't know how you can't possibly think that our Bibles haven't been dumbed down. Just as English goes downhill, so do the MV's, as they are a product of the dumbing down of our English language. The newest Bible out there is one that appeases sodomites; however, it will leave them in their sin and a lost state, sending them to an eternity of hell. Still not reading Wescott and Hort's own words in the article?
  18. It boils down to making people feel special, Ukelelemike. LOL
  19. I read the chapter in context, Jeffrey. Yes, HC it is about "being reconciled to God"... however, it does go on to talk about Biblical separation. I used the KJV to determine the meaning, Jeffrey. God's word, alone. I read it with my mind, and it spoke to my heart. Also, what you could have done was given me the scripture verse, so that I didn't have to look it up in my concordance. You just left a scripture w/o putting down where the verse was in the Bible. I should have asked you what it meant, as you haven't even looked at or responded to the article on Wescott and Hort. Maybe you don't want to gain insight into these men, b/c they would have to make you look at how corrupt the MV's are. "Ye are not straightened in us, but ye are straightened in us, but ye are straightened in your own bowels. 13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" ~ II Corinthians 6:14
  20. Absolutely, I will keep this man in prayer, John. A couple of years ago, a wonderful IFB pastor's wife, cheated on him (and no, TGL it wasn't with a woman ). He stepped down from the pulpit b/c of this. It is so disheartening to hear situations like this. *sigh*
  21. Thanks, HC. The Muslims I have left on my Facebook Timeline are atheist or agnostic. Many young Muslims are, in middle eastern countries. I had to un-friend a Shi'ite from Iran, awhile ago, b/c he wouldn't co-operate with a secular Jew who runs Haaretz News in Israel. All that he needed to do, was give his opinion on Iran and the conflict with the "Palestianians" so it could be printed in Haaretz. He refused to co-operate. This sounds like an excellent book to read, while I am still living in north eastern, OH. Muslims are everywhere here and need the gospel. The charismatics are witnessing to them all the time. Why aren't more IFB's on the field witnessing to them? We have God's perfect word, but many times limit it to our churches, not in our communities.

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