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  1. I think you missed my point:
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Just did my first 15 KM ride in 20yrs today through the forests - loved it.
  8. Thanks, still waiting but my trust is the Lord.
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Thanks John - the Psalms are always a blessing when in dire straits.
  15. 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!!
  16. Unfortunately the whole KJV 1611 thing and IFB churches are not very well known in countries outside the USA, especially here in SA. It was only in my 20's that the Lord led my wife and I to a IFB church and they were "hidden" Calvinists. Only later were we led to a bible believing IFB church that gave us a good foundation on sound doctrine and bible study principles. I remember fighting the KJV thing for a while until the Lord convicted me.
  17. I look at it this way. He is our advocate and like any court we can not just approach the judge when ever we feel like it. We must go through our advocate (or lawyer), so it is through our advocate Jesus Christ that we are able to approach the Throne of Grace and freely speak to God. Yet in this world even with a advocate we can not speak to the judge unless he speaks to us first, but because of Christ we can speak to God all the time.
  18. Thanks all, now it's the waiting game, and we all know how trying that can be. But I have peace that God knows what He is doing and this has brought me closer to Him, my wife and my family - so all is good.
  19. To take a quote out of EM Bounds on prayer: "IN any study of the principles, and procedure of prayer, of its activities and enterprises, first place, must, of necessity, be given to faith. It is the initial quality in the heart of any man who essays to talk to the Unseen. He must, out of sheer helplessness, stretch forth hands of faith. He must believe, where he cannot prove. In the ultimate issue, prayer is simply faith, claiming its natural yet marvelous prerogatives-faith taking possession of its illimitable inheritance. True godliness is just as true, steady, and persevering in the realm of faith as it is in the province of prayer. Moreover: when faith ceases to pray, it ceases to live." So of course our faith is important in prayer for without faith we can not please God. My question wasn't about prayer though, it was about approaching God. Is it through our strength, ability and faith that we are able to approach Him, or is it because of Christ and His finished work on the cross that we are able to approach Him with boldness and confidence? Also, the point I was trying to convey was how easily a lot of us who have backgrounds in other bible versions and the doctrine taught by churches and pastors that use those versions can miss a biblical truth because we are conditioned into believing that that is what the verse means so must therefore diligently study the Word and put aside our previous understanding of it.
  20. Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. KJV Eph 3:12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. NASB Eph 3:12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. NIV I would like to point out something I have always believed wrongly - that our confidence and boldness in approaching the throne of grace depends on OUR faith in Christ. Having never really read the verse properly I have always just taken it as how it was taught, even when reading the KJV. Yet you can clearly see in the KJV that this does not depend on our faith, but by the faith OF HIM - the "him" being Jesus Christ. Again in (Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus) we see that it depends on the blood of Jesus and not our faith. And in the below verses we again see that it is because of Jesus and His faith and what He did that we have this great privilege to approach the Throne of Grace and make our petitions before God. Heb 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. What an amazing truth that can set our prayers free and give them wings to know that it is not our feeble faith with all its fears and doubts that allows us the freedom to approach God with our appeals and requests, but rather IT"S ALL ABOUT CHRIST AND WHAT HE DID!!! Not us. Correct me if my understanding of this is wrong.
  21. I don't ever ask for help, but I have been accused of something that I didn't do, a misunderstanding that has become serious. This being Africa I was almost locked up two days before Xmas, which would have ended in my rape or being beaten to an inch of my life in the cells overnight - this is no joke. Pls can all pray that God's will be done in this, whatever His will may be. A note to all men: 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. You never know when something you say or do can be taken the wrong way. Or racial differences cause a misunderstanding. Or when you upset someone and they falsely accuse you. At the moment we believe it is an extortion scam and are hoping that the charges disappear or are dropped. Corruption is rife here. Tim
  22. At this point in time I don't know if I am going to live to see the 1st week of the new year, so starting a church is the least of my priorities right now. Besides, IFB doctrine and KJV only-ism is hardly heard of here and when introduced doesn't often last long - too many greedy charismatics chasing the prosperity gospel.
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