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  1. Act 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. Act 15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; Act 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Act 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? Act 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Act 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence,
  2. Cool Put that way, then yes, obedience would be "evidence of salvation. But unlike some, I do not believe that saved believers who due to circumstances and wrong choices do not live lives of evident works are not saved because some Christians do not see their works. Many "Christians" who have wonderful work filled lives that everyone sees all the time have secret sins that they hide. Rather a fallible believer than a devious one. The problem with not seeing that God deals differently with man at different times (regardless of what term we use to label it) is that false doctrines like "kingdom now" , "Calvinism" , "Lordship salvation" and "repentance based salvation" just to mention a few arise.
  3. Absolute lie! We are saved by grace alone and our works are not evidence of salvation but of our love and obedience to our Lord and Savior.
  4. Question: Why do we have the "Old" Testament and the "New" Testament? The very words describe a difference in God's dealings with man - an "Old" covenant/age/dispensation and a "New" covenant/age/dispensation. Do we now say the KJV is wrong because it differentiates between the old and the new? The very fact that there is a difference between the two shows that God has dealt differently with man on two separate occasions. Are these the only times that God has done this? No, if we "rightly divide" then we see that this is not so. Having being confused by the "obvious" errors in the bible for years, it was only after being taught the doctrine of "dispensation" or "ages" that the "errors" become truths and the Word of God began to fit together as a whole. IMHO ANYTHING and ANY DOCTRINE that takes away from God's grace, God's Word, causes confusion, sows dissent, does not edify the church, does not bring glory to God and caters to the world and the politics thereof is a lie and should be steered clear from! Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, Eph 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Eph 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Eph 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Eph 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ; Eph 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. Eph 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
  5. I would like to thank all for their prayers. Over a month now and nothing, so my lawyer advises that I should not worry as it seems that the police have dropped it as I should have heard something by now. Obviously they had no evidence and the charges were false and seeing that I was prepared to fight they backed off. Me, I believe it's as "simple" as God answering prayers!!
  6. I think you missed my point:
  7. Excellent answer - God always knows the motive behind the motive. I try to always ask myself when buying things is do I really need it more than the poorest person in my church needs help? Can I justify the expense or the need when I KNOW someone needs food, clothes or financial assistance. I know of many Christians that have four cars, but need only one. Have five bedroom houses and only use one bedroom. Go on vacations often, etc, etc, but there are members in their congregation that eat twice a week or are sick and can't afford the hospital, etc. When we realise that everything we have belongs to God then I think most of us would manage our finances, our lives etc better.
  8. possible consideration - He was perfectly sinless yet still in the flesh as a man, after the three days He was resurrected in a new "perfect body. We are born in sin and Jesus had to be born as man to be a acceptable sacrifice for that sin, so HE was perfect, but the body He was born in was not, only after His resurrection was He "completely" perfect - hope I am making sense here. An example of the rapture where we are made perfect with new bodies and complete in Christ.
  9. I agree, war and violence can make the best people (believers included) do the worst things, this doesn't make it right, but unless you have been under fire, seen and done what they have done to stay alive, keep their friends alive and protect your right to sit in safety on a couch and watch CNN, then you have no right to stand in judgment. I find it disturbing how so many in America and the world stand in judgment and condemn the soldiers who live and die for the so called rights of others who have never lifted a finger to defend their own rights, never mind the rights and lives of others. War is ugly and never black and white.
  10. This is the state of my country - Bulls are ritually sacrificed as a national ancestral worship with witchdoctors blessing the ANC and the country while "inter faith" "christian" leaders stand in support. http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2012/01/07/mangaung-anc-centenary-concert-begins http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/ANC-bash-Zuma-performs-symbolic-sacrifice-20120107
  11. I must agree - not much decent on TV these days, stick to the travel channel or documentaries. At least I don't have to pay for the rubbish, part of my lease aggreament.
  12. Just did my first 15 KM ride in 20yrs today through the forests - loved it.
  13. Thanks, still waiting but my trust is the Lord.
  14. LuAnne, I have on one occasion copied a post over to the KJV 1611 forum for another opinion, If that was wrong then I apologize. I do not have a problem with SFIC personally, only when he denounces me do I reply. Maybe my replies are antagonistic at times, but that would reflect his antagonism towards me. My strategy is to not reply to any of his posts anymore as you can see from this thread. If at any time I overstep in any way then please smack me upside the head. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Tim
  15. Just been watching "who wants to be a millionaire? on BBC and couldn't believe that an adult couple didn't know that Jesus was the person who gave the Beatitudes sermon. It just goes to show how we assume that people know some bible, but most don't know any? How sad is that? How does that reflect on us as Christians?
  16. Having read through a few of the posts here, I must agree and disagree. A perfect commentary is impossible to find, a good commentary almost impossible, but a perfect bible however can be found and we all know which one that is. I use the Thompsons chain ref, but even in this one I sometimes find opinions. I was once told by a teacher that the best way to use a commentary is to use it for historical information only and then to compare commentaries, and doctrine must be found in the Word. That we must never take the notes of another at face value without using the Word to confirm it, and then if we do not understand it to pray and ask for wisdom until we understand it. When I first started my doctrinal studies the Gap theory and the Sin of Eve theory and the bloodline of Satan theory was thrown in my face for the first time in my life. I first thought that my teachers believed this to be true and got a bit (VERY) concerned, but with more study it became clear that what they were trying to teach is that even the best bible scholars can use the Word to come up with anything and that it is our responsibility before God to rightly divide (2Tim2:15). We can not say to God one day that we were taught this or that and place the responsibility on another when the responsibility is clearly the individuals. Having not started my christian walk in an IFB church I can categorically state that many "pastors" have no idea how to study the bible nor how to rightly divide and are not always the right person to ask. Many a baptist pastor has told me that the bible has errors - here is SA they are taught that the rapture is unbiblical, that we are now living in the kingdom of God. Those who use bibles with notes and individuals who use the study bibles of supposedly more informed people without confirming with the Word and diligent study are IMHO lazy or have not been taught how to rightly divide. And that is why I believe we have so many factions in the church today that can not agree on anything. In the end we are all individually responsible before God for how we study and interpret His Word, regardless of what version, whose study bible, what church we are in and who we listen to. And i think that when the individual christian realizes this, there own personal walk with God and His Word improves.
  17. One of the biggest problems in the church today is that Christians do not know how to study the Word according to 2Tim 2:15. Pastors don't teach them how, and most pastors don't know how themselves. Met a couple yesterday that have left the church because they are sick of being fleeced!! Too many rely on the pastor to teach them when they should be learning themselves, yet get frustrated when nothing makes sense because they do not have the right foundation to rightly divide. I try to teach these two thing to all "modern" believers I come across. Eternal security. How to rightly divide. It's amazing how many don't know they are eternally saved and how to study the bible without getting confused and dealing with the "supposedly" errors and contradictions their pastors have told them are in the bible because they themselves don't know how to rightly divide.
  18. Again you make assumptions. We were in the church for three years before MAN, NOT GOD, changed things. So yes God did lead us. Both my wife and I were tired of the false doctrines taught in the charismatic churches and had never even heard of KJV IFB churches. I was searching for the truth and GOD LED us to this church, so who are you to judge God's ways? And no, I would not be critical of someone leaving for work - I have yet to find a church that will pay a salary to an unemployed member of the church who has lost there job and must find work anywhere they can. Leaving for more money is different story. That is not true, am just tired of SFIC's comments and false doctrine that he ALWAYS seems to direct to me personally. So my comments towards him reflect the attitude he directs towards me. He is nothing in my life that I should be offended, yet I am not one to sit back and accept bully's.
  19. Once more you have something critical to say about something you know nothing about, making your assumptions concerning people you know nothing about. The churches doctrine was not based on Calvinism, but due to subversive people in the church, false charges were made against the pastor and he was removed and was forced to retire and return to the USA. We had to leave the church as we were not going to be party to their doings. I was a contractor in the building industry - you go where the work is - not everyone is as "blessed" as you seem to profess.
  20. Thanks John - the Psalms are always a blessing when in dire straits.
  21. Thanks John. Yes, the waiting is the worst part, but I have never been closer to God and my wife as I have been during this time - God is great!!
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