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Bro K

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  1. "God did not tell us certain things were an abomination to Him and not give us the information we need to enable us not to do these abominations." Does God hate sin. Is sin not an abomination to God?? Prov 6:16-19 list six things that God specifically tells us He hates. I understand we prioritize(sp) sins; but does God??
  2. Just to make sure I understand; I assume you're not implying to keep all sinners out of our services? For those members who are living/committing sin; the bible gives instructions on how to deal with them. Those who visit/attend on a regular basis; the pastor should talk to them; which may result in asking them not to return.
  3. My suggestion would to give her appropriate bible verses and then pray that the Holy Spirit will use them to touch her heart. Many times I believe that WE try to do the convicting; which can only affect one's mind, instead of their heart. For the most part we do not see the results of the "seed" that has been sown. Keep on...keeping on. God's Word will not return to Him void.
  4. Welcome Aboard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
  5. Are the statements " " above not true. Is it not Christianity to present the plan of salvation to the world.
  6. II Thess 2:1-3 tells us that there "will come a falling away" before the return of Christ. Many believe this can be seen thru the deterioration of society; which is understandable. However, I believe it is more applicable to the Christian Family; since we are the only ones who possess anything to fall away from. As we see these things occur we should surely not like it; HOWEVER, look up our Redeemer draweth nigh(LK 21:28) !!!!!!!!
  7. "As I was typing this, I decided it's best I don't say anything and should just bring it to someone else (the Pastor) that has more tact than I do. But, I'll leave the post intact anyway in case there was any discussion it might generate." Totally agree with your decision to let the Pastor know your concern. For the most part; the fewer people involved is the best way to go!!
  8. This occurred during a revival meeting a few years ago; the phone was in the possession of a visiting preacher. Very embarrassing!!!! Also during the meeting, someone accidentally hit the panic button on their auto key. Satan was determined to disrupt the service. A few weeks ago while in church I couldn't remember if I had turned my phone off; this was on my mind during the service. I struggled with whether to take the phone out and turn it off or just hope it didn't ring. My policy now is to just leave it at home whenever possible. I remember many, many years ago my dad telling me that the worse things to hit this country was TELEVISIONS and TELEPHONES.
  9. In both verse 5 and 11; God states "Thou shalt not".
  10. How about: Deut 22:11 "Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sort, as of woolen and linen together." This was a spiritual picture as were many OT laws. Indeed nearly all if not all of the ceremonial laws were a picture. So many Christians act as if the OT law is worthless today since Christ fulfilled the law(don't know if your of that persuasion or not) but in reality through pictures it gives a detailed account of what God expects from NT believers. The NT truth this particular law is picturing is that Christians should not allow the world to be mixed into their lives. If this verse is a "spiritual picture"; should not verse 5 be also a "spiritual picture"? Or is the entire OT a "spiritual picture"? If the OT was worthless; then God would not have preserved it for us today.
  11. How about: Deut 22:11 "Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sort, as of woolen and linen together." I Cor 11:5 "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven." I Cor 11:15 "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." Is short hair wrong? How short is too short? We should be very careful when we single out one verse to justify our beliefs; Especially from the OT. This is a major technique that cults and false religions use for building their doctrine(s).
  12. Yes...John 3:16 and II Peter 3:9 Ref to II Chronicles 7:14; This is a promise given to Israel and which in-part we can apply to our christian walk. I don't see "will heal their land" as being applicable for today; since we don't have a 'land' here on earth. We should be looking for that city "not made with hands". Another question along this line would be "Will God Love Everybody".
  13. Would she be usurping the authority and/or responsibilities of the husbands whose wives are in the class? I fully support the older(wiser) woman teaching the younger women; but should these teachings be limited to everyday life issues; instead of bibical doctrines.?
  14. Considering I Tim 2:12 and I Cor 14:35; Should a woman teach a women SS Class? I Tim 2:12..."But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor usurp authority over the man, but to be silence." I Cor 14:35..."And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."
  15. "It is St. Paul, mainly, who asserts authority over the many churches, not their own local leadership." I Cor 1: 11-13... This implies that Christ was to be head of their church. I find no verses that shows Paul had authority over the everyday ministry of the local church he help establish. "But it is the persons whom we vest authority in ministering the Word to others that asserts this authority and needs to be held accountable. If each and every church is its own authority, then there is in fact no authority." These sentences seems to contradict each other?? "were under the authority of the leaders of the church in Jerusalem." I haven't seen this in the Bible. How could they exercise authority; if they were not there to know what needed to be done? Question is: Should we be like the catholic church and elect us a leader to whom we would be bound to? I say NO.
  16. I Tim 3:4-5 "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5) (For is a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Surely the implication is that the Pastor must have authority over the church congregation.
  17. The only organization that Jesus gave any authority to was the local church. - AGREE...Was the local church the only christian organization at that time? Any money to be given to God's work is suppose to be through the local church - AGREE...As long as the money is being used for the work of the Lord.
  18. Isn't the work of God supposed to be ordained by, and a ministry of, the local church? If the answer is Yes; does one need the approval of the local church to to the will of God for his life? The "work of God" is not singular; it involves several aspects of christian living and responsibilities that God have given us as individuals. Can a man know what God has placed in the heart of another man?? If I was a Pastor, I would never second-guess God what he has instructed another man to do!
  19. Why did Jesus wait till he was around 30 yrs old before He started his public ministry?
  20. I know nothing of Peter Ruckman. The following deals only with the following scriptures. [[1Ti 3:1 ΒΆ This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sOBer, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 1Ti 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 1Ti 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 1Ti 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.]] Of the above 16 qualifications; does God deem some more important than others (ie; is 'sOBer' more important than 'not a brawler')? Do these qualifications only apply prior to one becoming a pastor; OR do they apply throughout his duties as a Pastor? If during his ministry as a pastor; he fails to be 'patient', does this disqualify him from being a Pastor? What happens if a Pastor's child becomes a drug addict or becomes pregeant? Sometime ago (about 20 yrs) a Pastor told me that these same qualifications for a pastor can be found to be applicable to all God's children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. Glad to have you onboard!!!!!!
  22. I agree. Bro Rick stated: I had a theory, and I was wondering what you guys thought of it. This isn't something I've claimed as being infallible truth, we all get ideas from time to time and this is just one of mine, and I'm not even sold on it. I'm just throwing it out there for discussion. Even if a brother is wrong; we shouldn't condemn him, but help him in his understanding.
  23. Glad to have you aboard. Jump Right In.
  24. View PostBro K, on 09 June 2010 - 03:39 PM, said: Need help in understanding Eph 4: 7-12; the part which states "And he gave some, apostles;" etc I believe that the apostles, prophets, etc were the gifts that God gave to the men. I'm having a discussion with another individual who believes that the apostles, prophets, etc are the receivers of the gifts. Any references will be helpful. This is my First post; so you may have to help me along. Thanks It's both. Let me reword it: I believe that the apostles, prophets,etc, themselves were the gifts that God gave to the men. I'm having a discussion with another individual who believes that gifts were given unto the apostles, prophets, etc to help them in their duties.
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