Jump to content

RSS Robot

Advanced Member
  • Content Count

    7,872
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    13

Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Invicta in Faithful Smyrna   
    “And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; . . . I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) . . . . Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer . . . be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:8-10)


    The Lord Jesus recognized this struggling church, which is not mentioned anyw... More...
    View the full article
  2. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Invicta in Permissive Pergamos   
    “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; . . . I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith . . . . But I have a few things against thee.” (Revelation 2:12-14)


    Retaining a clear identity as a church of the Lord Jesus in an evil environment i... More...
    View the full article
  3. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:Friday Church News Notes   
    Friday Church News Notes
    ZUCKERBERG SAYS FACEBOOK THE NEW CHURCH (Friday Church News Notes, July 7, 2017, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says that his social network can offer the same sense of community as church. His new mission statement is “Bring the world closer together.” And the method is networks of online groups that create a sense of community. Currently 100 million people participate in Facebook networks. Community building is one of the many tools that New Age gurus employ to accomplish the goals of finding spiritual… Read More View the full article
  4. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Alan in NEW BOOKLET: THE REFORMATION: A Brief But Important Look (Some Things You Might Not Know)   
    NEW BOOKLET: THE REFORMATION: A Brief But Important Look (Some Things You Might Not Know)
    2017 marks the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation period in history. This year, orthodox, ecumenical, emergent, liberal, and even secular groups will be “honoring” the Reformation. In this new booklet by Roger Oakland, certain aspects of the Reformation will be discussed, aspects you won’t find in these other circles.  THE REFORMATION: A Brief But […]
    The post NEW BOOKLET: THE REFORMATION: A Brief But Important Look (Some Things You Might Not Know) appeared first on .
    View the full article
  5. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:Friday Church News Notes   
    Friday Church News Notes
    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF OFFENSIVE SPEECH (Friday Church News Notes, June 30, 3017, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - In an important decision for freedom of speech, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Americans could trademark names even if they are “offensive” to some. It is yet to be seen, though, if the same liberty will be given for offending homosexuals. “The Court ruled unanimously in favor of an all-Asian rock band that wanted to call itself “The Slants.” The case came before the Court because.… Read More View the full article
  6. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:The Beatles and Contemporary Christian Music   
    The Beatles and Contemporary Christian Music
    When I was saved by God’s grace in 1973, I was saved out of a hippie-druggie background. Rock & roll was my lifestyle and Self was my god.
    I was a teenager when the Beatles burst onto the American scene in 1964. When I came back to the States from Vietnam and was discharged from the Army, I was so full of the rock & roll philosophy that I determined that no one was ever again going to tell me what to do. I grew... Read More View the full article
  7. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Alan in Reminder: What Lighthouse Trails Believes About Israel   
    Reminder: What Lighthouse Trails Believes About Israel
    We have been shocked and utterly dismayed at witnessing a growing distain for Israel and the Jews by those within the evangelical camp. Sadly, we have learned that even some who read Lighthouse Trails fall in this category. That has been surprising to us because we have been very vocal about where our sympathies lie since our […]
    The post Reminder: What Lighthouse Trails Believes About Israel appeared first on .
    View the full article
  8. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:How to Make Wise Decisions in God's Will   
    How to Make Wise Decisions in God's Will
    Many people have spoiled their Christian lives because of bad decisions made apart from God’s will (e.g., wrong job, wrong friends, wrong marriage partner, mistakes in the pursuit of education, mistakes made in moving to another place). And it is not only young people who make unwise decisions; many older and even elderly people have committed this grave mistake. Following are some foundational Bible principles for making wise decisions in God’s will:
    1. Don’t trust your own understanding; trust in the Lord. See Proverbs 3:5; 28:26; Jeremiah 17:9. The individual that trusts his own understanding will make wrong decisions, because of the fallen nature. We must seek God and trust Him explicitly. Even though... Read More View the full article
  9. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:Young People and Separation From the World   
    Young People and Separation From the World
    Separation from the world must be emphasized continually. The world’s pop culture is devouring multitudes of young people in the churches. It is capturing their hearts. The church must deal effectually with the world’s music, social media, video games, dress fashions, friendships, attitude.
    Even if you are saved and are studying the Bible and seeking His will, there are still powerful enemies within and without, and victory requires keen vigilance... Read More View the full article
  10. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:Pushing the Edge on Dress Standards   
    Pushing the Edge on Dress Standards
    In my preaching conferences I have had occasions, sadly, to observe that though a church or Christian school might have pretty good dress standards (written or unwritten) for workers and youth, many of the girls and young women dress immodestly.
    I am not the only one to notice this. One pastor wrote as follows:
    “In 2006, I visited the campus of --------- Christian College and attended a chapel service. I was grieved as I watched the students assemble. Many of the girls were wearing tight, form fitting blouses and skirts. There were a lot of skirts above the knee as well as slits that went above the knee. One pastor friend refers to the slit skirt as ‘peek-a-boo’ skirts. .. Read More View the full article
  11. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:Pushing the Edge on Dress Standards   
    Pushing the Edge on Dress Standards
    In my preaching conferences I have had occasions, sadly, to observe that though a church or Christian school might have pretty good dress standards (written or unwritten) for workers and youth, many of the girls and young women dress immodestly.
    I am not the only one to notice this. One pastor wrote as follows:
    “In 2006, I visited the campus of --------- Christian College and attended a chapel service. I was grieved as I watched the students assemble. Many of the girls were wearing tight, form fitting blouses and skirts. There were a lot of skirts above the knee as well as slits that went above the knee. One pastor friend refers to the slit skirt as ‘peek-a-boo’ skirts. .. Read More View the full article
  12. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Way of Life:When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?   
    When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?
    It has long been claimed by those who interpret prophecy allegorically that the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture is a new doctrine, and since it is allegedly a new doctrine it cannot be a true one.
    Gary DeMar, President American Vision, says: “A majority of prophecy writers and speakers teach that the church will be raptured before a future tribulational period. But did you know that prior to about 1830 no such doctrine existed. No one in all of church history ever taught pretribulational rapture” (cited from.. Read More View the full article
  13. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Way of Life:When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?   
    When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?
    It has long been claimed by those who interpret prophecy allegorically that the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture is a new doctrine, and since it is allegedly a new doctrine it cannot be a true one.
    Gary DeMar, President American Vision, says: “A majority of prophecy writers and speakers teach that the church will be raptured before a future tribulational period. But did you know that prior to about 1830 no such doctrine existed. No one in all of church history ever taught pretribulational rapture” (cited from.. Read More View the full article
  14. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?   
    When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?
    It has long been claimed by those who interpret prophecy allegorically that the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture is a new doctrine, and since it is allegedly a new doctrine it cannot be a true one.
    Gary DeMar, President American Vision, says: “A majority of prophecy writers and speakers teach that the church will be raptured before a future tribulational period. But did you know that prior to about 1830 no such doctrine existed. No one in all of church history ever taught pretribulational rapture” (cited from.. Read More View the full article
  15. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Alan in Sowing Continually   
    “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.” (Ecclesiastes 11:6)


    In the Bible, the common occupation of sowing seed is frequently used as a symbol of witnessing for the Lord. Unlike an actual farmer, however, Christian see... More...
    View the full article
  16. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Joe Coley in Way of Life:When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?   
    When Was the Pre-Tribulation Rapture First Taught?
    It has long been claimed by those who interpret prophecy allegorically that the doctrine of the pre-tribulation Rapture is a new doctrine, and since it is allegedly a new doctrine it cannot be a true one.
    Gary DeMar, President American Vision, says: “A majority of prophecy writers and speakers teach that the church will be raptured before a future tribulational period. But did you know that prior to about 1830 no such doctrine existed. No one in all of church history ever taught pretribulational rapture” (cited from.. Read More View the full article
  17. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:Friday Church News Notes   
    Friday Church News Notes
    50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL’S SIX-DAY WAR (Friday Church News Notes, June 2, 2017, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Next week marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s miraculous Six-day War, in which the tiny nation defeated the military coalition of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq (with Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria contributing troops and arms). Israel was forced into the war by the belligerence of the Muslim nations who vowed to destroy her. Egypt’s president Gamal Abdel Nasser, the leader of the coalition, said, “Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel” (Isi Leibler, The Case For Israel , 1972, p. 60). Israel’s 275,000 troops faced 456,000 enemy troops... Read More View the full article
  18. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Way of Life:15 Bible Reasons a Christian Should Join a Bible-Believing Church   
    15 Bible Reasons a Christian Should Join a Bible-Believing Church
    The following is by the late Dr. Bruce Lackey:
    New Testament Christians joined a local church. The churches had membership lists, either in writing or in memory. Since the Scripture was given for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16), God evidently wants us to follow their example. Although there is no specific verse that says, "Thou shalt join a church," there are fifteen places that either require or teach by example that we should do so.
    (1) THE FIRST CHURCH HAD A MEMBERSHIP. "And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)" (Ac 1:15). This Jerusalem church had a list of about 120 names that made up.. Read More View the full article
  19. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:What if There Is No Strong Church?   
    What if There Is No Strong Church?
    I hear from many people who tell me there is no really sound church in their entire area, and in at least many cases, I know this is true. They can’t find a church that is strong in God’s Word and prayer and holiness and separation from the world and ecclesiastical separation and serious discipleship, a church that isn’t at least dabbling in contemporary music and moving quickly in that direction and thus building bridges to ... Read More View the full article
  20. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Alan in Soldier's Duty   
    “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2:3-4)


    As Paul came to the end of his earthly life, he took great pains to encourage his disciple to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jes... More...
    View the full article
  21. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Alan in Careful for Nothing   
    “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)


    Many of us know those types of precious people who seem to thrive on making sure the details are right. They keep us careful, ensure our safety, and strengthen our plans, and yet that same strength can lead to a... More...
    View the full article
  22. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Way of Life:The Bible and America’s Government   
    The Bible and America’s Government
    The Bible had a powerful influence upon America’s government and founding political documents.The nearly 180 years between the founding of Jamestown Colony (1607) and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution (1788) was an intense experiment in human government , and it was an experiment in which the Bible played a prominent role.
    No other “religion” could have produced America than Bible Christianity. Roman Catholicism never produced anything like America. Hindus and Buddhists never produced anything like America. Atheists never produced anything like America. Islam certainly never produced anything like America. The Quran doesn’t teach freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of speech. It teaches subjugation of the world to Allah by all means. This was evident in Muhammed’s life and in the lives of his most... Read More View the full article
  23. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Ronda in Grammy Blick - Vessels For . . . ?   
    Between 1948 and 1956, about 80 intact manuscript rolls and more than 20,000 fragments were discovered in eleven caves at Qumran, near the Dead Sea. Known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, they preserve parts of every book of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), except for Esther, and represent the earliest existing Hebrew versions. Jars such as this one, also found in a cave near Qumran, were used frequently by the ancient Jews to store manuscript rolls of parchment, papyrus, and copper.
    The King James Version of the Bible was translated from a number of sources, none as old as the Great Isaiah Scroll found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. These scrolls are older than the New Testament, but they do show how carefully the books of the Old Testament were preserved for over two thousand years. We have clay jars and a dry climate to thank for that.
    Simple clay vessels. Seems as though there should be a spiritual thought there, right? Maybe from:

    But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: (Acts 9:15 KJV)

    Here the Lord is speaking to Ananias about Paul. Better than most of us – reminiscent of Samuel – Ananias answered God by saying:

    Behold, I am here, Lord. (Acts 9:10b KJV)

    A lot of biblical characters as well as people today would not recognize the call, much less respond. Most would be fearful – as Ananias was when he heard what he was supposed to do:

    And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, (Acts 9:11 KJV)

    Ananias knew Saul’s reputation – for imprisoning and killing followers of Christ. Men, women, children – any person teaching or believing that Jesus was the son of God, Saul had the authority over their lives.

    But, to God Saul was a chosen vessel, little better than those that kept scrolls safe for two thousand years. It did take Jesus Christ stopping Saul on the road to Damascus to make that vessel fit for God’s work. That message was given hundreds of years before:

    The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. (Jeremiah 18:1-4 KJV)

    Ananias may have known that scripture, but we know for certain Paul did when he wrote:

    Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? (Romans 9:19-21 KJV)

    God created Saul – and recreated him into Paul, a vessel fit to complete the work God had in mind for him.

    Why, then are we - marred as we are by life and things of this world – so loath to allow the Potter to take our lives and make “it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make.” Do we really think we can do the job better than He can? More likeable than He would? Just what vessel do we want to be in the Potter’s hand?View the full article
  24. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Alan in Forsake and Follow   
    “Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.” (Luke 5:10-11)


    Perhaps we take too lightly the fact that the disciples “forsook all, and followed him.” This action involved at least two aspects, the leaving of their former life and the realignment of their loyalty. More...
    View the full article
  25. Thanks
    RSS Robot got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:A Godly Love for Reading and Learning   
    A Godly Love for Reading and Learning
    Churches should challenge the young people to be studious , to be students of the Bible, first, and then students of life in general as God made it. Everything you learn can enrich your life, marriage, and ministry. God made man’s amazing mind, and He did not make it to waste on laziness and vanity.
    Youth is the best time to learn. Your mind is sharper and your memory better than it will ever be. As you get older, you will gradually lose the mental powers of your youth. We teach our young people that everything you learn that is wholesome can enrich your life, ministry, and marriage. Parents and pastors and teachers should have a passion for learning so they can impart this to the youth.
    The English reader has access to the greatest wealth of literature that’s ever been available at any time in history... Read More View the full article

Article Categories

About Us

Since 2001, Online Baptist has been an Independent Baptist website, and we exclusively use the King James Version of the Bible. We pride ourselves on a community that uplifts the Lord.

Contact Us

You can contact us using the following link. Contact Us or for questions regarding this website please contact @pastormatt or email James Foley at jfoley@sisqtel.net

Android App

Online Baptist has a custom App for all android users. You can download it from the Google Play store or click the following icon.

×
×
  • Create New...