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    Brother Rick got a reaction from Joseph Redgate in 95 Theses Against Dispensationalism   
    Don't you mean Chicken Little?

    Of course, if you are actually referring to licking fried chicken, I, as an Independent Baptist, would agree whole heartedly that licking chicken is good for all saints regardless of the views on eschatology.
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from Montanabeliever in Thy Kingdom Come: The Promise Of The King   
    Hey guys!  Check out the trailer for my new book!
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqOtsavXOBI&feature=youtu.be
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    Brother Rick reacted to Musician4God1611 in What are you currently reading?   
    If you're finished with Pilgrims Progress you should get John Bunyan's Book entitled The Holy War. It is an excellent read!
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from JimsHelpmeet in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    I still think cookies are better than cake. 
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from JimsHelpmeet in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    Oh my goodness this is insane.
     
    For crying out loud we are not all the same.  A husband is not a wife and a wife is not a husband anymore than a truck and trailer are the same.  You can have an old 1950s pickup with a beautiful 2013 fully-loaded trailer - but one is built to LEAD and the other is NOT, regardless of how shiny the metal on the outside happens to be.
     
    The Bible says that the wife is supposed to submit to the husband like the church is supposed to submit to Christ.  What is so hard about understanding this?  Why is this conversation going so long? 
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from HappyChristian in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    I still think cookies are better than cake. 
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    Brother Rick reacted to wretched in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    I think the point you are missing Blue is that you are giving secular reasoning as the basis to obey Scripture in your post. The cart before the horse as it were. Your reasoning is that God has it in His Word because it will do us harm when the TRUTH is, it does us harm because we are not obeying what is in His Word.
     
    God says don't get drunk whether it harms others or not
    God says don't fornicate whether it harms others or not
    God says for the wife to be a keeper at home whether it harms others or not.
     
    We are to obey God's word to the letter whether it makes cultural/secular sense or not.
     
    Your personal mantra is inspiring. My personal mantra is to sin like a dog slurpin his own vomit all day, every day but I want to obey Christ and love my neighbor as myself.
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    Brother Rick reacted to HappyChristian in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    On that score, my hubby would agree. 
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    Brother Rick reacted to 282Mikado in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    So what do the following verses (also written by Paul) mean?:
     
    Ephesians 5:23-24 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
     
    1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
     
    To me this seems to say that the authority over every man is Christ and we are to submit to His authority. (That is wise council.) Likewise, the head, or authority, over the woman is the man. That seems pretty clear in these verses.
     
    Also:
     
    1 Timothy 2:11-15 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
     
    How can the woman usurp the authority over the man if the man has no authority to usurp?
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    Brother Rick reacted to ASongOfDegrees in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    My brother has a friend who is supporting his whole family working as a pizza delivery man. He has a bunch of kids too. I can't remember the exact number but it's over five.
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    Brother Rick reacted to Kitagrl in If You Had An Opportunity, Who Here Would You Like To Meet?   
    Ohhhh no.   This girl doesn't do buffets.  Nope.  My kids whine and complain, but no buffets.  Period.  haha.  (Well once in awhile Daddy takes them if Mommy isn't around!)
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from 282Mikado in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    A:   The Bible states clearly in the New Testament that a wife is to be in subjection and submission to her husband.  He is to be in submission to God and to be the head of the home, she is to be under his authority. 
     
    Nothing new.
     
     
    B:   I'll repeat again the three scenarios that always ring true when there is an able-bodied husband at home and the mother (not a woman without kids) is working outside the home:
     
    1) They'd rather have more income than have a mother at home with the children.

    2) They do not want to lower their standard of living in order to have a mother at home with the children.

    3) The husband is unwilling to get a second job in order to meet the needs of the family.
     
    (As previously stated, I'm not very sympathetic to people's stories because we lived it and I worked three jobs to keep my wife at home with the kids.)
     
     
    C:   Whenever these conversations come up, people always make them situational and not biblical.  Then the situations always fall into 1, 2, or 3 under point B.  Never is a biblical case made for leaving childen in the hands of other people to raise.  Still waiting for a biblical case.
     
     
    D:   Should anyone think that I'm a sexist and not entitled to these opinions, I'd remind you that my wife wrote the book, not me.  It originally was a blog of hers that I suggested she turn into a book. She is waaaaay stronger on this stuff than me.  If were gonna talk biblical finances I bring her into the room, if we gonna talk escatology - then I come in. 
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    Brother Rick reacted to Moved_On in Poll: Mr. & Mrs. Ukemike Or Mr. & Mrs. C.h. Spurgeon?   
    OK, I noticed some uncanny similarities between these pillars in the faith, but I just can’t decide who the better looking couple is?
     

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    Brother Rick reacted to Dr James Ach in Can You Explain This?   
    MY RESPONSES TO THE RED WILL BE IN GREEN.
    My original writing is in blocked gray (or gray boxes), Covenanter's Response is in RED, and my response to his response, is in green.
     
    Dr James Ach, on 13 May 2013 - 10:41 PM, said:
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    Brother Rick reacted to Dr James Ach in Can You Explain This?   
    The issue of the date of Revelation has been covered on this site ad nauseum:
     

     

     

     

     
    But since the issue has been raised again, I will post the response I gave to this from our website:
     
     
    The Date of the Book of Revelation
    Of the many objections I have against the 3 views, the early dating of the book of Revelation seems to me a blatantly dishonest and inconsistent interpretation of history and the Bible’s internal evidence for a late date (i.e. AD 95). Preterists such as Hank Haneggraff cherry-pick historians in that the “early fathers” are useful in supporting some of their apologetic claims for the validity of the Bible and early developed doctrines, but disgard them as reliable when their writings are in contradistinction to their eschatology.
    If Revelation was written after AD 70, that destroys all eschatological views that view Daniels 70th week, Jesus Olivet discourse in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, and Revelation 1-19 as having been fulfilled in AD 70 and demonstrates that all of Revelation is yet future.
    Evidence For the Late Date of  Revelation
    *Iraneus (AD 120-202)who was a disciple of Polycarp who was a disciple of John. Iraneus holds that John wrote Revelation during the end of the reign of Domitian who did not begin his reign until 81 AD and was killed in AD 96.
    *Clement of Alexandria (AD 150-215), Tertullian (AD 160-220), Victorinus (AD 304), Eusibius (AD 260-340), Jerome (AD 340-419).
    Although these men were not always doctrinally correct, their citations of John writing Revelation while on the Isle of Patmos under Domitians reign is a matter of recorded history not doctrinal exegesis.
    *The Laodiceans are prospersous in Rev 3:17. Laodecea was destroyed by an earthquake in AD 61, it is highly unlikely that they recovered to such economic prosperity in only 9 years.
    *The church of Smyrna was not in existence prior to AD 70. It is only mentioned by John in Rev 1:11 and 2:8.
    The Prophecies of Daniel and Revelation Were Not Fulfilled in AD 70
    Preterists in particular lay heavy emphasis on the term “shortly come to pass” in Matthew 24 and Revelation 1:1 that shows the events described by Christ and John would have an immediate fulfillment. However, they are inconsistent in their application of these passages as Revelation 22:6, the counterpart to Rev 1:1 also states that the events the 3 views DO believe are yet future will also come to pass shortly. Furthermore, Paul states in Romans 16 that Satan would be bruised under our feet “shortly”. That has obviously not occurred. Therefore “shortly” is clearly not used to define an immediate fulfillment, at least from man’s perspective, but is a statement of an expecation of immanency.
    Much of the futurist view and those who hold to a future fulfillment of Daniel’s 70th week are objected to by the other views as being fulfilled in Titus. It is almost a blasphemous interpretation of Daniel 9:26-27 where the text is clear that the “prince to come” is referring to the antichrist, and not Jesus (Not only is this fact clear in the text of Daniel 9, but also in Daniel 11:16-32). The other views attempt to squeeze Jesus baptism (which is not mentioned in Daniel), His ministry and crucifixion all in the final week of Daniel. However, Daniel makes it clear that the Messiah is “cut off” (crucified) BEFORE the one week is confirmed.
    The other views attempt to allegorize the text claiming that Jesus rendered the oblations and sacrifices ineffective instead of as the text says, the prince would cause to cease. It is clear that the oblations and sacrifices did not cease until 40 years after Christ ascended, but their interpretation would require them to have ceased at Christ’s crucifixion if said event was the culmination of Daniel’s 70th week.
    The other views point to the Olivet discourse where Jesus states “when ye see the armies compass Jerusalem about, flee into the mountains”. That never occured in AD 70. Titus surrounded Jerusalem and nobody was permitted exit from the city. What did happen in AD 70 after Titus regrouped was that the Jews were scattered throughout the world (“The Diaspora”), that is not quite the same as fleeing to the mountains “where the woman hath a place prepared of God that they shoud feed her a thousand two hundred and threescore days” Rev 12:6.
    Other events that never occurred are as follows:
    *Jesus never returned to the earth in VISIBLE fashion. Rev 1:7 (“every eye shall see him”).
    *Nobody was subjected to the mark of the beast, or the number of his name. Although the other views attempt to ascribe this to Nero, 2 Thess makes it clear that the antichrist is destroyed by the brightness of Jesus’ coming, Nero committed suicide. Nero could only be considered a type of antichrist, but does not meet the requirements to be THE antichrist of Revelation 13, and Nero never had an image made that was to be worshipped and given life to (Rev 13:15). There is no historical evidence that anyone under Nero or Titus was prevented from buying or selling unless they had the mark of the beast or the number of his name, and there is no evidence that anyone was martyred because of rejecting such (Rev 15:1-3).
    *The mount of olives did not split in two. Zechariah 14:4. Also, Revelation 6:14-15 states that every mountain and island were moved out of their places, and the heaven departed as a scroll.
    *The Euphrates river was not dried up. Rev 9:14-15, Rev 16:12
    *The number of the armies in Rev 9:16 (200 million) far exceeds any amount of any army in existence at the time of Nero. Even today, the only army that could possibly fit that number would be China which fits Daniel and Revelation’s claim that this army comes from the East. This also brings up another fact that the armies gathered against Israel partly come from the East, Rome is WEST of Jerusalem. Therefore Titus and Nero could not possibly have fulfilled Daniel or Revelation.
    *In AD 70, only ONE army attacked Jerusalem (Rome). Scripture indicates that God gathers ALL NATIONS against Jerusalem. Zech 12:3, 14:2.
    *The amount of the world’s population that is killed by the judgments never occurred in AD 70. Rev 6:8, Rev 8:11, Rev 9:15-20.
    *The amount of physical destruction to the earth never occurred in AD 70. Rev 8:8-12.
    Not only did these events not occur in AD 70, they have never occurred at any time since then. Historicists and some Covenanters attempt to explain they gradually occurred  through out history, but that is not only a gross interpretation of Scripture, but it defies all of the timelines given in Revelation that make it clear all of these events occur within a 7 year period. Rev 8:1, 11:3, 12:6, 14; 13:5.
    There are many more examples, but these should be enough to prove that the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation (among others) were not fulfilled in AD 70, nor at any other time in history to date.
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    Brother Rick reacted to Miss Daisy in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    The BIBLICAL  hierarchy however is very specific. God-Man-Woman-children. If everyone knows their role as designed by God it just works better. That's great that yours works, but maybe it would work even better under the Biblical hierarchy. Marriage is always a partnership but someone has to be able to have the final authority. BIBLICALLY, it's the man over a woman. Lots of children turn out just fine with working mothers but I'd be willing to bet dollars to donuts they'd have turned out even better if their mother was home with them! Statistically speaking the proof is everywhere! Less divorce, less adultery, better time and money management, children with less behavioral problems, better grades, better kids, the list goes on and on!
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from Miss Daisy in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    A:   The Bible states clearly in the New Testament that a wife is to be in subjection and submission to her husband.  He is to be in submission to God and to be the head of the home, she is to be under his authority. 
     
    Nothing new.
     
     
    B:   I'll repeat again the three scenarios that always ring true when there is an able-bodied husband at home and the mother (not a woman without kids) is working outside the home:
     
    1) They'd rather have more income than have a mother at home with the children.

    2) They do not want to lower their standard of living in order to have a mother at home with the children.

    3) The husband is unwilling to get a second job in order to meet the needs of the family.
     
    (As previously stated, I'm not very sympathetic to people's stories because we lived it and I worked three jobs to keep my wife at home with the kids.)
     
     
    C:   Whenever these conversations come up, people always make them situational and not biblical.  Then the situations always fall into 1, 2, or 3 under point B.  Never is a biblical case made for leaving childen in the hands of other people to raise.  Still waiting for a biblical case.
     
     
    D:   Should anyone think that I'm a sexist and not entitled to these opinions, I'd remind you that my wife wrote the book, not me.  It originally was a blog of hers that I suggested she turn into a book. She is waaaaay stronger on this stuff than me.  If were gonna talk biblical finances I bring her into the room, if we gonna talk escatology - then I come in. 
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from Miss Daisy in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    I don't think there's anything biblically off about that at all. 
     
    Notice I said "I've never run into a case where a mother..."  as in a mother with kids at home.  I don't think there's anything unbiblical with a WOMAN working outside of the home so long as she is still operating under the authority of her husband - it's when kids are neglected because the MOTHER is not a keeper AT home. 
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from ASongOfDegrees in If You Had An Opportunity, Who Here Would You Like To Meet?   
    I don't really want to meet any of you.  I kinda like the whole long distance ambiguity thing.
     
    Just kidding.
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    Brother Rick got a reaction from ASongOfDegrees in Politically Incorrect Topic In My Wife's Free Book   
    I don't think there's anything biblically off about that at all. 
     
    Notice I said "I've never run into a case where a mother..."  as in a mother with kids at home.  I don't think there's anything unbiblical with a WOMAN working outside of the home so long as she is still operating under the authority of her husband - it's when kids are neglected because the MOTHER is not a keeper AT home. 
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    Brother Rick reacted to irishman in Patch The Pirate Goes Contemporary (With The Blessings Of Majesty Music)   
    Ron Hamilton (Patch the Pirate) brought the house down a few years ago at Pastors school with the song "Bow the Knee",  The place went wild and the Lord was glorified.  I don't know if he has changed, but I have 10 of his old "Patch the Pirate tapes (Cassettes) and my kids were nearly raised on his skits and songs.  They taught the kids character, which no other singers seem to be doing, and always uplifted the Lord in them.  I still listen to his cd that contains Bow the knee, and many other good songs. 
     
    Whether he has changed or not, I do not know, haven't paid much attention lately.
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    Brother Rick reacted to Ukulelemike in Patch The Pirate Goes Contemporary (With The Blessings Of Majesty Music)   
    From Ron's testimony: he was diagnosed with eye cancer, and lost his eye as a result. Thus, he wore a patch. At some point, a child asked him if he was a pirate, to which he quickly replied, "Yes, I'm Patch the Pirate.". From this was born the idea, and the character. Used to be very good stuff, even though yes, I agree that a pirate may not be the best idea, but hey, he had the patch and was able to use it in a children's ministry. Sadly the music has begun to slip for a while now, even Ron's stuff, as well as music from Majesty in general.
    So, not saying right or wrong, it just worked out that way.
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    Brother Rick reacted to Moved_On in Patch The Pirate Goes Contemporary (With The Blessings Of Majesty Music)   
    Matt,
     
    I've never liked the "pirate" thing myself. However, Brother Hamilton has a testimony that helped me to ease up some on that. The larger issue raised in this post would be publishing material with counterfeit scripture. I plan to look into that.
     
    Similarly, every church I've been to has a significant percentage of the believers that put up Christmas trees, do the Easter egg thing, dress up for sinister holidays, watch abominable films, dress like the world, talk like the world, listen to the world's music etc. etc. I don't like any of it but I gave up those battles because their not mine.  I just have to make sure my home is clean.
     
    I've known people that have taken their family out of church over these issues and now they do little for Christ because they're not involved in a fruit-bearing ministry. Years later their children haven't been under good preaching, don't know the Sunday school songs, have a critical spirit toward the church, etc.
     
    The bottom line is that you're going to give account for you.
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    Brother Rick reacted to 282Mikado in Anniversary   
    One of the blessings of growing older as a Christian is you get to look back over the years and see just where God has shaped events in your life for the good. I made some pretty stupid decisions in my younger years, but as I reflect I see just how God maneuvered things in such a way (even when I was not walking with Him) that led me directly to the wife He wanted me to have. How happy I am that I heeded his guidance, especially during those dark times, and waited for God's help meet for me.
     
    Today we celebrate 25 years together as man and wife and I cannot think of anyone else that I would rather spend or share my time with. She is my best friend, my confidant, and I am truly only half a person when she is not with me. Thank you God for loving me so much to bless me with such a wonderful woman.

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