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Bro Jim

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  1. I know I haven't been around for awhile. I need all the prayers I can get. Got a call a couple of hours ago and have been asked to do the funeral for a 21 yr. old mother and her 2 babies (2 and 4 yrs old) all 3 killed in a car wreck Wed. Pray for the family and pray for me that I will preach the right words and can help the family. Preachers please pray a extra prayer for me please.

  2. Faith and Finance Peace With or Without Prosperity, by Melissa Schworer

    It was an honor to be asked to review this book, I found it to be a great and easy read, not simplistic but easy to follow and understand the message of the book. What a breath of fresh air to find a book on "prosperity" tied to true Biblical principles and what God expects of us and then how we may be blessed by Him for following His principles. I highly recommend this book to every Christian and especially our youth preparing to enter life and marriage.

  3. These are all great comments and i see that everyone seem to agree that it is what works best for an individual as long as the Holy Spirit can work as He desires. I think it was Spurgeon that told his students that they need to be so open to the Holy Spirit that even as they step into the pulpit He should be able to change their message to what He desires.

    What about extemporaneous preaching?

  4. Thanks all for your prayers. We are still after the lost and asking for God's guidance in all that we do. We are preparing to do an Operation 10,000, in the fall.That is to invite 10,000 people to church. Maybe you saw my post on http://bsalt.org/

    Being bi-vocational is not helping the ministry,(though it is putting food in our mouths), my prayer is to get back to full time. One of the reasons I have not been on here is been so busy, coming and going.

    My daughters eyes are, as the doctor says, "They are quiet.", in other words the iritus is not flaring up, but we also have her on methotrexsate (spelling?). So please continue to pray for her health, it affects the ammune system, lowers it.

    Now, we just did a homegrown cd of her and my wife, she sang 11 songs and my wife was her pianist.

    We still covet your prayers, and Rick I pray your book makes it.

  5. We now have a President that wants to make us a Europeon humanistic socialist country and then we have someone who wants to take us into the gutter, if America doesn't wake up and repent of our sins and turn Back to the God of Heaven and Earth, well we aint seen nothing yet.

    God have mercy on us and guide us back to You, 1Peter 4:17 "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"

  6. What doesn't everybody have and egg laying rabbit. NOT NOT NOT.

    Up from the Grave He arose, with a mighty triumph over His foes; He arose the Victor from the dark domain, And He LIVES forever with His Saints to reign, He AROSE, He AROSE, HALLELUJAH!!!!!! CHRIST AROSE!!!!!!

  7. Scripture clearly teaches that we can KNOW we are saved. Any person who is truly born again in Christ is saved forever. They are immediately sealed with the Holy Ghost and the Holy Ghost indwells them.

    No one is saved by water baptism in any way at all.

    Use of musical instruments in church has nothing to do with salvation and such is a matter of liberty and preference within the church.

    Denominations are not sin, even if I, you or others agree or disagree with them. A denomination is simply a name applied to what is supposed to be like-minded churches for the sake of identity.

    The CoC obviously holds to strange traditions which, like the traditions of the Pharisees, adds to the Word of God and the burdens added serve only as stumbling blocks and hindrances.

    I've given fair hearing to your comments in this thread, as well as others, concerning the views of the CoC. I've compared them with Scripture and in several key areas the views of the CoC do not stand.

    amen.gifclapping.gifamen.gif , " Alas and did my Saviour bleed and did my Sovereign die would He devote that sacred Head for such a worm as I." why does man always want to add something he can do to what what Christ Jesus did for us?
  8. Separation is an important part of our Christian walk. Plus it is important what we separate ourselves to, there are many out there that will desire you to follow man and or religion and not the Bible (KJB). We must follow Biblical guidelines for what we are to separate ourselves to. II Cor. 5:17; 6:17.

    Also, caution as to who you separate to, stay with your church and pastor if they are Biblical, don't start listening to the many voices out there, that will claim to have the truth, (Matt. 7:15) that said understand you are asking these questions on a Baptist site so I would think you are looking for Baptist beliefs on this subject. Though the Bible says in many counselors there is safety, (Pro. 11:14), make sure that they are of like faith. If you start listening to many other "faiths", you can become extremely confused.

    If your friend has left the door open to witness to then don't you be the one to close it. Continue to witness as the opportunity arises. What you now do as a Christian will be part of that witness.

  9. Jim,

    First allow me to say that I do not who you and Rick and others have been talking with or seeing because most of what I have heard about the church of Christ members which you have "met and or known" are far off from the people that I know. Now, are there some people who profess to be Christians who believe in things contrary to what the Bible says? Of course. Are there people who profess to be Christian who will treat people undkindly? Sadly, yes. I wish that people understood the harm they do by being unkind. But, most members of the church that I know would either not speak at all for fear of saying something wrong or would be joyful to talk with someone about the word of God. At one time I would have fallen into the first group; now I welcome the opportunity to speak to anyone who is willing to discuss the Word.

    As far as "arguing no matter what scriptures are shown," I could say the same thing for you. I have shown multiple scriptures which clearly contradict many of the things which you are claiming and yet you still refuse to see the truth.

    As to Saylan and others who might wish to understand more about what we believe, I am more than happy to discuss any point with anyone who wishes to know about something. I will answer any question to the best of my ability and when I might not know something I will be more than happy to study further so that I can answer the question. Am I "militant?" Only as far as the Word of God teaches me to be. It teaches me to contend for the faith (Jude 3), to preach the truth in love (Eph 4:15), etc. I will be glad to look at anything anyone has to say but I will not believe it just because it is said. (1 John 4:1)

    All I can do is tell you what I have experienced and dealt with, I asked one lady why she was that way, and she told me her CoC pastor and a visiting evangelist had instructed the people to be that way, using your statement of "contending for the faith", and then I dealt with her pastor in a business setting, (he did not know i had talked to her), and he upon finding out I was a baptist preacher, became very forward with me, and I didn't even bring up religion. Say what you want, I know what I have dealt with and unless you are a different coc333 than was here around about Nov. & Dec. of last year, you can get pretty forward with those of us that are on a a Baptist discussion board. As last time if I remember right, (correct me if I'm wrong) you got so militant with us and our beliefs/tenets/doctrines, that the Mods locked to thread.th_tiphat.gif

  10. Good point, of which I made in a previous post, until a person is saved, a person cannot discerned God's Word.

    1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    That's why you will never get anywhere discussing such issues as most are brining up.

    For the unsaved do not have the Holy Spirit {Holy Ghost} dwelling within them, only the saved.

    1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    The lost person, not having the Holy Spirit dwelling within them, they cannot compare spiritual things.

    Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    The do not have the Holy Ghost that's needed in order to learn about God.

    I've always been amazed at the number of Christians that will argue over and over with lost people Bible doctrine, trying to convince them of Bible truths, they seem to forget, 1st, the person has to be saved before they will ever understand any Bible doctrine.

    That is the reason I refuse to go the message boards of those who believe one is saved differently than we teach and argue Bible doctrine with them. That is the reason when visiting someone at home finding out that they are lost, if they will not let me show them how to be saved, yet they want to argue about the Bible, I quickly and polity leave. For it will go no where.

    Amen, as I go out to speak to others there are those who seem to want to stand a argue scripture, versions and religion, I too do the best I can to walk away without slamming a door shut on the hope that later there maybe someone that can reach them with the truth. The two groups that seem to be the most militant on their beliefs when I knock at their door are some Catholics and coc's and th coc,s seem to be the more militant, even to the point I have had some of them to start hollering at me. There also seems to be two groups of coc's and the one is more militant than the other, to the point of confrontation.

    With coc333, it seems to me that coc333 is from that group, he is going to stand and argue his points no matter what scripture we give him to share our beliefs with him, I have seen, saylan post asking to try to understand what the coc believe and and think he must believe this back and forth is counterproductive to his ability to understand the difference. All I can say is pray and study the word of God, KJB, and look at the what it says as a whole.
  11. coc333 again, yawn.gif, it seems to me you can use the OT when convenient (your reference to Isaiah), and when Paul wrote the book of Romans there were only 5 other NT (he had writen)+/- books written, the Word of God in existence at that time was the OT. Just my twocents.gif

  12. I personally know Brother Steve Sykes and his heart for this country, I believe it is one of the things that the Holy Spirit used to draw us together as friends, and that he is a good old southern boy.

    Check out this website and support it in prayer and any other way you may be able to.th_tiphat.gif


  13. They have to come up with something, they pushed for higher gas mileage which meant less gas tax money. Then they steal the money they collected, and use it for something else just like the S.S. fund. Only place in the world where you can work and be a thief and 50% of those you work for say it is okay, because they benefit from it. They the government, state, fed, county, city, make more off a gallon of gas than do the oil companies. We and or I could rant and rave on and on about this. dry.gifmakmiday.gifbang.gif

  14. Grew up in a SBC background, before they went south (HaHa) away from the true world of God, and into man centered conferences. Played the game and had everyone thinking I was saved until I could get away. Got saved at 28,went back to SBC, and then saw real rejection of Bible doctrine for man's. 27 years ago I found a little IFB church, and fell in love with God, Jesus, and the KJB and been there ever since, and even became the pastor.

  15. Please pray for David. I am so afraid for him. He has fallen back into heavy drinking. He is destroying his health and his relationship with his kids and family. Pray that he sees the truth about what he is doing to himself and stops hanging around the people who encourage him in this lifestyle. Please pray for his salvation and healing of addiction. I pray that God will lead him to somebody who is a good influence that he will actually listen to. He doesn't listen to me or his family.

    Lord God of Heaven hear this request even now, touch the heart of David, in a way that will bring him to you,even now we ask You God to do that which only You can do. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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