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No Nicolaitans

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    Ages Digital Library software.

    From the website... Now compatible with Apple Mac OS X, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit. So...it would appear on the surface that it's not compatible with Windows 10. As you said, it appears as though they haven't maintained it for quite some time. See if one of these helps...but you've already tried compatibility made...which is one of the options. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.howtogeek.com/228689/how-to-make-old-programs-work-on-windows-10/amp/ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15078/windows-make-older-programs-compatible Hope my computer guruism helped... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
  2. Wellllll...another one bites the dust. I was listening to one of the few preachers that I listen to when I listen to preachers that I like to listen to...AND...then he went and just had to say it... The word "superstitious" is a poor translation in Acts 17:22. It actually means "religious". I thought, "Great, there goes another one. My listening choices are getting thinner." When are folks ever going to learn that you can't always apply a modern definition to a word that was penned in the 1600's? Here's the verse... Acts 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. Now, if you remember, these men of Athens...just to make sure they had all the god-bases covered...made an altar "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD". That's pretty extreme, isn't it? Just in case there's a god somewhere that we've missed...LET'S MAKE AN ALTAR FOR HIM TOO! Why...I'd almost call that religious extremism...religious zealotry...etc... Okay...so today, we have our own idea of what "superstitious" means...right? Perhaps that definition could shortly be summarized as being akin to believing in something not based on reason or rational knowledge. Now, a lost atheist would definitely use today's definition in terms of belief in God...but this was Paul speaking...not a lost Atheist. So...what exactly did "superstitious" mean? In other words...what did "superstitious" mean in the 1600's? Let's have a look-see...from Robert Cawdrey's "A Table Alphabetical" of 1604... superstitious, feareful in matters of religion without cause, one giuen to false and vaine religion http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/ret/cawdrey/cawdrey0.html#s Hmmm...looks like the KJB translators nailed it to me... By the way...look at one of the modern-day definitions of "superstitious"... adjective 1. of the nature of, characterized by, or proceeding from superstition : superstitious fears. 2. pertaining to or connected with superstition : superstitious legends. 3. believing in, full of, or influenced by superstition. Oh great...to find it, now we have to look up the meaning of superstition... noun 1. a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence,proceeding, or the like. 2. a system or collection of such beliefs. 3. a custom or act based on such a belief. 4. irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious, especially in connection with religion. 5. any blindly accepted belief or notion. Yep...the KJB translators nailed it. : )
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    Saved in 3 tenses?

    No... (Hebrews 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
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    Hello

    I'm not familiar with "Olam Hamba". A quick internet search returned no results that I could make sense of. I try to love my neighbor as myself and follow the Golden Rule because I've been born again...not in order to be saved. :) However, I often fall short and fail miserably. Fairybird, would you be willing to accept it...if I (or anyone else here on the forum) could show you from God's word...that no one can get to heaven by being...good enough?
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    Refuting a Reasonable Arminian's Arguments Against Calvinism.

    Does man have free-will aside from salvation, or does man have no free-will at all? If man doesn't have free-will at all, then how do we explain the following? (Jeremiah 7:31) And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart. (Jeremiah 19:5) They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: (Jeremiah 32:25) And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech, which I commanded them not, neither came it into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (Hosea 8:4) They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. If man has free-will to sin, then why does he not have free-will to choose Christ? ...and no, I'm not an Arminian...
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    Hello

    That's wonderful that you're nice. I also try to be nice to others and treat them the way that I would like to be treated. Is there a reason that you think being nice to others has a part in your admittance into heaven? That's also wonderful that you want to be with other good people. Myself, I'd much rather spend time with people we consider good. :) However... Are you aware that when compared to God, none of us are good? (Psalm 14:3) They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Psalm 53:3) Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
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    Hello

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. May I ask why you're looking for either a Baptist church or Mennonite church?
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    Regarding the "You got my Vote!" poll...

    Since I was unable to write a response in the "You got my Vote!" poll without actually voting...and I'm not sure that I could have written a response even if I had voted...I've created this new topic instead. In light of the fact that all four of the "You got my Vote!" poll questions revolve around "the commandments/God's commandments/10 Commandments", and in looking at poll question number 4 in particular (since I'm well aware of what Seventh Day Adventists believe the mark of the beast is), I wonder if that poll is actually meant to be a way to put forth Seventh Day Adventist teachings under the guise of an innocent poll. Another thing that I find interesting is that the avatar used by EvangAlived is of a similar type used by the last Seventh Day Adventist (that I recall) who joined this forum. So, though EvangAlived hasn't responded to Alan's assertion of Seventh Day Adventism, and while EvangAlived has purposely not told (when asked) what his "religious affiliation" is, and since he mentioned reading the works of Walter Veith (mixed in with other writers), I can only assume that EvangAlived is a Seventh Day Adventist...or his system of belief is strongly influenced by Seventh Day Adventism.
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    New car!

    Speaking in tongues now, huh? LOLOLOL!
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    Regarding the "You got my Vote!" poll...

    Okay. May I ask another question then? If the mark of the beast is disobedience to God's commandments (particularly attending church on Sunday instead of the Sabbath), and knowing that the word "mark" has a specific meaning; which is, a stamp, an imprinted mark...how can attending church on Sunday (or disobedience to God's commandments) physically be stamped on a person's right hand or on the space between their eyes on their forehead? I break God's commandments and attend church on Sunday. I also work every Saturday...yet I have no such stamp nor imprint in either place. Now, if your answer explains away an actual physical mark, then I ask you not to answer.
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    New car!

    Looks like you got a good deal! :) ...next, you'll be claiming that you drive on the "right" side of the road, but we know that isn't true...
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    New car!

    That's wonderful DaveW! Thank you for sharing the story! ...and yes, I would like to see a picture if it's not too much trouble. :)
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    Regarding the "You got my Vote!" poll...

    EvangAlived, If you read this, and if you would be so kind as to answer...my question is this... Would you say that your hope (and/or goal) in joining and posting on this forum is that... "we all come into the unity of the faith"?
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    The Epistles of Peter & Jude compared.

    Sir, may I ask what your purpose is in bringing out this correlation?
  15. Well, to be honest, I had forgotten about him too. Then it popped into my mind the other day...
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    Farewell, friends

    I use ublock origin. I've tried several ad blockers, and it's the best (in my opinion). I never see ads on any site with it. How you get it depends on your web browser since browsers use different methods for installing add-ons. https://www.ublock.org/ If you're not sure how to install add-ons through your browser's native method, that site should help you get it installed on your browser.
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    Baptist Church Sign Heresies

    Here's just a few heretical "quotes" that I've seen on the signs in front of some of the local Baptist churches in my area... LIVE RIGHT, OR YOU'LL BE LEFT! THE ONLY THING THAT LASTS FOREVER IS GOD'S LOVE DIRECTIONS TO HEAVEN: TURN RIGHT, THEN GO STRAIGHT
  18. Well, September 21st came and went without the signing of the covenant by the 10 nations as foretold by Mr. Jordan. I hope this will be a lesson to him and anyone else who sets dates. No man knows.
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    Legalization of Marijuana

    Among professed "believers" that I'm familiar with, there is a general consensus that since marijuana is natural, then God created it; therefore, there's actually nothing wrong with it. Do people still not understand that after Adam sinned, it also affected what was grown from the ground? I would dare say that the effects of this so-called naturally growing plant are due to the results of sin rather than God's original creation. ...but that's me.
  20. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. When we married, my wife tried to change me, and I tried to change her. To make a long story short, the truth of those verses finally dawned on me. After I gave up my own desires and accepted her for who she was, life was much better. Take it as you will. 😉
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    A Father and Son Moment

    When my wife was pregnant with our son, she had to go to a specialist for "problem births". The reason being...her age. Every time we went...in the waiting room...every one of the "fathers" (who were there) had their heads buried in their phones while the "mothers" sat there with concern on their faces. I never saw one moment of conversation between any of them, nor did I see even one of the "fathers" offering comfort and/or support during their time in the waiting room...but at least they had their smart phone.
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    What would you do?

    I could be wrong, but I don't think the word "discretion" in that verse is referring specifically to a woman's clothing (or lack thereof). The word "discretion" as defined in the 1600s... From Robert Cawdrey's "A Table Alphabeticall"... https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/iemls/work/etexts/caw1604w_removed.htm#d
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    Youstrianity

    Hmmm...I don't know. Kinda sounds like one'a them fancy Calvinistic terms. Nope...nevermind. You're good to go! If you had come up with suprayoustrianityism, then I would be concerned. :)
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    Put Your Bad Jokes Here...

    A photon checks into a hotel... Bellhop: Could I help you with your luggage sir? Photon: No thanks; I'm traveling light!
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    What would you do?

    Please forgive me for what I'm about to say... Folks here know my stance (I think). I see nothing wrong with women wearing pants...if they are modest. Same with dresses. Sometimes, I feel that I'm the only one who draws a parallel between modern-day IFB "rules and regulations" and the Pharisees who placed the emphasis on outward appearance. Whitewashed tombs? Clean the outside of the cup? Christ certainly wasn't in favor of those who "made proselytes". I've said it before. I'm saying it now...and I'll continue saying it... Allow the Holy Spirit to change a person as they grow in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord. When the change comes from him (and within), the change is real. When the change is forced by others...it's not real. It's done to please man. All of this emphasis on forcing a change on the outward appearance usurps what Christ is doing on the inside. Often more than not, it forces people to seek to please man...and often more than not, it leads to man-worship. I would much rather see a lady (who wears pants to church) yearning to know more of Christ...than to see a woman (who wears dresses only) that gives those who don't "measure up" looks of disgust and disdain, because they wear pants ...and the same for men. Preach standards...yes! However, don't force them on people. Allow the Holy Spirit to change them through the preaching of his word. Please?
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