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    OFIB Preacher reacted to DaveW in Happy New Year.   
    First up - Australia is a huge place and I am on the opposite coast to Queensland. Only about 4000km between us. 😂
    However, I do know the name. I don't know the man, but I do know the name and the church. I have some friends in the general area.
    I was in Queensland earlier this year for some fellowship meetings, but brother Hyland was not there.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Baptist_Bible_Believer in Where are you going to Church?   
    On April 27, 2013 you wrote this, OFIB Preacher

    Well, we’re gonna try this and hope it works. I’ll have more to say (maybe), if/when I figure this out! LOL! In the meantime, please check out http://www.thegladtidingsbroadcast.sermon.tv, for some great preaching and mine too!

    Well, here we are about to begin 2019 and you are still going strong. Looks like the Lord was in it!
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to trapperhoney in Where are you going to Church?   
    Georges Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, WV. Pastor James Hill.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Jim_Alaska in Where are you going to Church?   
    Country Baptist Church, Yreka, California
    Pastor Justin Brown
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Alan in Where are you going to Church?   
    Victory Baptist Church, Hua Lien, Taiwan, Republic of China. Sherry and I are the founding missionaries (pastor): http://taiwanvbc.com/
    For six months now, our Assistant Pastor, Job Gwoh, as been the acting pastor.  
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Alan in Happy New Year.   
    Happy New Year!
    Or, as we say in Chinese;  新年快樂!
    For you Westerners, this is the year 2019.
    For us in China, or rather Taiwan (the communist government on mainland China, is now using the Gregorian, or Western, calendar), it is the Chinese Year 107. Today's date, at least on Taiwan, is: 107年01月01日。
    Oh !!! I forgot one minor detail. The Chinese New Year, which changes year by year, does not actually start this year until February 2nd.
    So, if all that I have said is a little confusing, don't worry, the Lord is not confused at all. God knows exactly what date it is and exactly when He will accomplish His will in all things. "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." Galatians 4:4 & 5
    Oh! One last thought,  I feel sorry for those who set dates for the Second Coming of Christ! Whose calendar do you use? Jewish? European? Gregorian? Chinese? Chaldean?
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Alan in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    This is entirely correct.
    The qualifications for a man to enter the ministry, to be the pastor in a local, New Testament, church is clearly listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:10 All (all as in every one to the last man) of the men (and women), in the Charismatic churches, the Catholic church, the Reformed Churches, (including Reformed Baptist), are not qualified according 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-10
    I do find fault with this thread as it seems that only the KJVO churches (and pastors), are at some fault. I did check out the forum, Baptist Board, that was referenced too. The members there disparage the KJV at will, use a variety of translations, and attend a variety of non-IFB churches. As usual, most of the non-KJV folks lash out at some fallen "leader," and use him to disparage KJV and Independent Baptist churches. The usual leaders are listed, Hyles, Anderson and Ruckman. And, the usual problems found in some of the IFB churches are listed. From a few pages that I read in the 'Baptist Board,' nobody made one critical remark about a non-KJVO individual. Interesting isn't it? All of the critical remarks were directed to KJVO men. 
    The churches that are KJVO are about the only men, and churches, in our age that are even qualified to be in the ministry. 
    As far as I am concerned, the whole issue is way out of proportion, led by (and fueled by), denominationalism, disgruntled saints, internet theologians, and internet forums. It almost seems that every time a pastor does preach on a 'hobby horse' he is food for the fodder and the congregation forgets the good that that pastor has done. If a pastor in a IFB church does not fit the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-10 then he should be put out of the ministry. If he does met the qualifications, than pray harder for him when he errors, preaches too many hobby horses, talks about tithing too much for your stomach, or some other subject you disagree with him. The average IFB pastor has enemies galore who non-stop abuse him verbally on every occasion. Why add to his sorrows?
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to swathdiver in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"  
    It was not the Lord's main plan that people come to "church" to get saved as it is with the rock-n-rollers.  Most folks get saved outside of a New Testament church and then get baptized and join a NT church to get discipled.  
    An unprepared heart will reject the pants and rock-n-roll sermon but a regenerated heart will listen and search the scriptures.
    By and large we cannot change the law of entropy, that everything is winding down and getting worse with time.  Generally speaking, a local church becomes more liberal as it ages until it ceases to be a NT church; of the kind that Christ built and died for during his earthly ministry.  
    Women from three and four generations previous to me would have never contemplated dressing like a man while ladies today make all manner of excuses to do so.  Same with their coverings.  Our pioneering forefathers cleared a forest and made a homestead from its trees with hand tools, while living without air-conditioning or vacations to Disneyland, while fighting off murderous indians, wild animals and disease.  Most of us today, myself included, lack a constitution 1/10 as strong as what they possessed.
    The Lord Jesus promised that his churches will prevail against the gates of hell.  Lord willing, I shall always be a member of one until he calls me home.    
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Jim_Alaska in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    You have not offended me Bro. Adam. The exception I took was with the phrase "Movement", which is in widespread use today by many
    As to your question regarding how we go about getting out of the mess that has been created, I would offer a solution that has been with us from the beginning. This consists of not allowing ourselves or our church members to be influenced by forces outside of our local assemblies.
    Install men of God in our local churches that are sound in the faith and conform to the biblical qualifications for pastors which say that pastors should be "apt to teach". By educating our future leaders in the local assembly we circumvent the process of our future leaders being influenced by so-called "movements", colleges and opinions of popular men, rather than The truth once delivered to the saints.
    I know this is unpopular and some may even think it impractical and perhaps even impossible. But this is the biblical example and not above the power of God to accomplish in our churches if we really want it.
    I was very fortunate in being able to be educated by an old school Baptist missionary pastor who was not only "apt to teach", by was on a scale of actually being a bible scholar. Even his sermons could be and were used by him as a teaching tool.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Jim_Alaska in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    I do not consider the KJV an "issue" at all unless my individual church decides to use something else in place of it. It only becomes an "issue" among those of "like faith and order" when they look outside of each local church and see other versions being used.
    I also take exception to the idea that IFB is a "movement". Each local assembly is Independent, therefore cannot be considered a "movement." "Movements" come about when God's people look outside of their local assemblies and follow men because of their "strong personalities."
    Once God's people start down this road it is only a small step in the direction of conventions and associations. The word "Independent" means exactly what is says, independent from any outside influence or control. Once we depart from this simple definition we are setting ourselves up for problems. Scripture records that the churches we read about in the Bible were independent; this is not a name, it is a definition that denotes the stand each church takes for the truth regarding any outside control.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to swathdiver in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    People of little faith!  God said he would preserve His Word and he does not need Riplinger, Ruckman, Anderson, or anyone else to keep it in front of the saints for Him!
    There is no alternative, one either hold God's preserved word in their hands or a counterfeit. 
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to DaveW in Unable To Edit Signature   
    I just love those old technical terms. 😂
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Baptist_Bible_Believer in The Newness Of Salvation   
    Oh, you sure are right! I don't even know where I got that from either. I see you are from McHenry. So am I, just a state apart.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to DaveW in Happy New Year.   
    From Western Australia, where it will be the New Year in about another hour and a half, I would like to wish you all a God honouring and biblically "successful" year to come.
    1Co_10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
    Jos_1:8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
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    OFIB Preacher got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Unable To Edit Signature   
    In the words of an old friend from back when I worked in radio, it worky!  Thanks so much!
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Baptist_Bible_Believer in The Newness Of Salvation   
    Here is a list that I had in school.

    33 things that accompany salvation . . .

    1)  Forgiven
    2)  Child of God
    3)  Having access to God
    4)  Reconciled
    5)  Justified
    6)  Place "in Christ" 
    7)  Acceptable to God
    8]  Heavenly citizenship
    9)  Of the family and household of God
    10)  An heavenly association
    11)  Within the "much more" care of God
    12)  Glorified
    13)  In the fellowship of the saints
    14)  On the rock, Christ Jesus
    15)  A part in the eternal plan of God
    16)  Redeemed 
    17)  A living relationship with God
    18)  Free from the law
    19)  Adoption
    20) Brought near
    21)  Delivered from the power of darkness
    22)  Entrance into a new kingdom
    23)  A gift from God the Father to Christ
    24)  Circumcised in Christ
    25)  Members of a royal and holy priesthood
    26)  A chosen generation, a holy nation, a peculiar people
    27)  His inheritance
    28)  The inheritance of the saints
    29)  Light in the Lord
    30)  United to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    31)  Blessed with the first-fruits of the Spirit
    32)  Complete in Him
    33)  Possessing every spiritual blessing 
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Jim_Alaska in Unable To Edit Signature   
    Welcome back OFIB Preacher.
    Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen.
    In the resulting drop box choose: "Account Settings". 
    You can edit your signature there under the link that says "signature"
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to PastorMatt in Unable to post   
    With the way some software works, prayer is the only thing that works. 😂
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Ukulelemike in Just got saved a few weeks ago, but...   
    An important question to ask first is, Are you sure you were saved? How were you saved? Be sure this isn't just a phase in your religion du jour. I am not meaning to be mean or cause you to doubt, but there are many, many who believe themselves saved, that are trusting something wrong-a prayer, a baptism, a priest or pastor-how do you KNOW you're saved?
    My wife's journey to Christ was similar to yours: raised by a former Catholic/atheist, she went through many areas of the New Age, studied with JW's, and was eventually born again, though she started off as a Pentecostal-she left them when she saw they really didn't follow the Bible too well, relied more on emotion. But when she was saved, there was definite fruit in that the Lord began to convict her about some things: for instance, Halloween had been her favorite holiday, but once saved, she saw clearly with wickedness of it and it was one of the first things to go in her life.   I see you are convicted about the smoking and that's good-don't get discouraged-years of smoking have taken a toll on your flesh, and while the spirit may be right now, you still have to deal with the sinful flesh. Keep praying, give it over to God-as one preacher I once heard said, you need to amputate it-not just back off, but get them out, away, don't buy them, remove yourself from being around people who smoke, change the habits that you associate with them. And above all, remember to deal with it as a sin, not just a bad habit. Repent of it, lay them smokes on the altar at your church and let God have them.  
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to John Young in Just got saved a few weeks ago, but...   
    When I was a little kid I thought all sins and bad habits would stop once I got saved (including wetting the bed). Alas, faith in Christ did not stop my bad habits but it did put in me the Holy Ghost who gave in my heart the desire to stop them. Over time I got over some (including the one above!) but I am still working on many. Faith in Christ revived your spirit and saved your soul from Hell but does not automatically remove all the sin and bad habits from your flesh. For the things flesh related they will need to be washed though meditating and practicing the word of God. Your flesh will always be corrupt until you receive your glorified bod. Until then all you can do is keep it under control. You can't save it.

    Romans 7:14-25:

    14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
    21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to TRKJVlover in Praise God for finding this site   
    Just wanted to praise God for finding this site one thing I love about KJVO is if it in the Bible I don't have to worry about them telling me it not in my Bible.
    l really hate when discussing a verse like I John 5:7 about the Blessed Trinity knowing if they have a NIV or NASB I have to more than likely argue for a majority of that verse that has been remove from their versions.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to DaveW in Reminder to members here.   
    Remind people to introduce themselves.
    The general flow of things on this forum is that false teachers either do not introduce themselves at all, or at best in a very limited way.
    Press them for a testimony of salvation and for a clear statement of association - which church do they go to? At the very least what group the church they go to belongs to.
    It is entirely reasonable to ask, but history tells us that the false teachers refuse.
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to Dr James Ach in Would All New People On Ob Please Introduce...   
    Some of the arguments I've seen are silly. Some that I have seen are worthy. Some of them I've been the dummy But for the most part, the arguments I have seen on here are NOTHING compared to some of the vitriol I have seen on other forums...BAPTIST forums. 
    I have had my share of disagreements with others on here. I have had some sharp disagreements with John81, JerryNumbers, Ukelelemike, Heartstrings, but  as a viscous watchdog that bites back, I would defend those brothers in a heartbeat against any outsider that enters this forum with an agenda against King James Only Bible believing fundamental Baptists. There's quite a bit of good iron sharpening here (Prov 27:17) even though sometimes it can get a little out of hand.
    "And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus" Acts 15:39 and then later Paul said, "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry." 1 Tim 4:11
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    OFIB Preacher got a reaction from Bro K in Would All New People On Ob Please Introduce...   
    Very true, very true.  Just kind of a shock when you haven't been somewhere for a while, you come back and from the surface, looks like there's been a changing of the guard, or at least, a letting down of it, but anyway.  WOW, what a run-on sentence!
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    OFIB Preacher reacted to candlelight in Would All New People On Ob Please Introduce...   
    Don't let those bad apples spoil it for you, OFIBP.  There are "bad apples" all over the world in every Christian denomination.  Such is life.

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