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Oldtimer

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  1. I'm sad to say that It took me a while to realize these channels are just as worldly as the news media. They are modern day Horts, Westcotts, and Darwins, promoting their secular views. Views that often challenge the very existance of God, done with as much guile as the serpent in the garden.
  2. Growning in our spiritual life isn't always easy, regardless of our circumstances. Granted, some surroundings are better than others. Attending a local church for worship. study, and fellowship are a big help. As is finding your own "closet" for prayer and study. A quiet place to talk to God. Whether it's under a tree in the backyard, in your car (parked) listening to hymns, or at a desk in your bedroom. Find your special place (closet). If you haven't already read the Bible from cover to cover, now is a good time to do it. Here's the tool that I used to read it on line. This works well be
  3. Here's the Calvery Baptist Church's "King James Bible Declaration" which pretty much sums up why independent fundamental Baptist churches use the KJB. http://www.olneycalvarybaptist.com/index.php?p=1_34_King-James-Bible-... They also have this page, which goes into more depth. Why We use the KJB. http://www.olneycalvarybaptist.com/index.php?p=1_22_Why-We-Use-KJV This is one of the most detailed sites that I've found for comparisons of the KJB and other versions. http://brandplucked.webs.com/articles.htm Even more information: Fighting Back - Scroll down to the 10 reasons: http://www.av16
  4. I did a quick search and didn't find anything that appeared to be applicable. Often the exact title of a sermon is needed to locate it, if it's in an on-line database. You may want to try different combinations of keywords, just be prepared to look over a number of sermons to find the one that's applicable. Sorry, I couldn't be of more help. Perhaps someone else will have more success in leading you to the man's name.
  5. Jerry, I agree and disagree with you, at the same time. Jesus plainly tells us that even He doesn't know when the Father will bring this world to an end. Anyone who claims they know the date is a false prophet, whether they truly believe what they're saying or someone with an agenda. Be it "control" over people or to make a buck. Christ could come with this morning's sunrise or with one a thousand years, from now. That said, scriptures also tell us to watch for His coming and be prepared. Matthew 24: 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if
  6. That's the point. There are inactive people that we definitely DO NOT want to remove from our membership roll. That's what I meant about being a sticky situation. We have to do more than simply state that all inactive members will be removed after x timeframe, as that's not the case. And, yes, depending on the individual circumstances, we are "taking the church" to them in various ways. Visits, prepared meals, thinking of you & birthday cards, phone calls, copy of the bulletin mailed each week, copy of the worship service on CD, etc. These folks aren't forgotten as their ability to be a
  7. Or, some who want their membership to remain at our church while they routinely attend/support another one nearby. That church doesn't have a cemetery. Ours does and gives free burial spaces to members. It's a sticky situation for the by-laws committee, as we also have elderly members in assisted living arrangements who cannot be active in the church.
  8. Uhmmm..... Old Fashioned Old Regular Oldtimer Is it a conincidence that all us "old" folks are posting in a row? Nope! Just 2 or 3 gathering in His name.
  9. Reading these posts & verses as a "devotional", this morning. What wonderful thoughts to "ponder" early on Sunday morning before going to church to worship our Lord in fellowship with others. Have a conviction that these scriptures and praise will be with me today, much like an old hymn that keeps coming to mind throughout the day.
  10. Invicta, here it's also I practice medicine. I'd like to advise you that I can't offer any advice. I ain't got no problems wid dem spell'in faults lotts uh folks has wid dese new fangled tiping contrapsions. I's mo inter rested wid what deys thinking dan what deys fingers are a doing. BTW, I've adopted the English version of Saviour.
  11. IMHO, you've nailed it to the front door. "It actually goes much beyond politics, it goes to the core of truth and the fact most don't care or prefer to accept the lie" OR have never heard the truth, as it should be spoken. As old as I am, I only realized recently that I need to remove the term "good luck" from my speech. And, I must admit that it is a struggle. Heard it used by others all my life and thought nothing of it or about it. Same thing with the word coincidence. "Oh it was just a coincidence that abc and xyz happened at the same time." One other example of never hearing the tru
  12. IMHO, you've nailed it to the front door. "It actually goes much beyond politics, it goes to the core of truth and the fact most don't care or prefer to accept the lie" OR have never heard the truth, as it should be spoken. As old as I am, I only realized recently that I need to remove the term "good luck" from my speech. And, I must admit that it is a struggle. Heard it used by others all my life and thought nothing of it or about it. Same thing with the word coincidence. "Oh it was just a coincidence that abc and xyz happened at the same time." One other example of never hearing the tr
  13. Doesn't matter to me if he was or wasn't. Likely he was attending at the same time, as it should be easy to prove if he's lying. I hadn't seen the article before, but fully agree with it. I'm old enough to have seen how this country has changed over the last 40-50 years. Suffered the consequences of the dismantling of the economic engine when jobs for the average Joe went overseas. Born of depression era parents, have watched the switch from self-sufficiency and independence to reliance on the government to supply every need for those who'll kiss the hand of the ones who feed them. Graduat
  14. John, it's because we're slowly, but surely, being taught to be politically correct, at satan's direction. We shouldn't upset anyone by stating loudly and clearly that abortion is murder. We should be tolerant of other's beliefs. Tolerate is a code word for condone. If we don't condone, we are cast as hate mongers, racists, and a host of other negative labels that the "world" is applying to us. And the most frightening label to many is some form of committing "hate crimes". Even by verbally rejecting the actions of others. Thus, the freedom to speak out is being erroded on all fronts. TV p
  15. He's not dumb based on the display of his "stuff" at WalMart. Was looking for a box of greeting cards when I ran across a whole section devoted to his expensive, vanilla, "inspirational" products. After a couple of minutes looking at his self promotion, moved on to look elsewhere.
  16. Our church provides a meeting place for a troop of Girl Scouts, the organization that provides leadership training for young girls. GS Pledge and GS Law: http://gstroop680.org/pledge.htm These girls have a great deal of learning/changing to do in order to live up to the law they pledge to uphold. Spare the rod and spoil the child is highly evident during and after these meetings. From what I see in society today, you couldn't pay me enough to teach school these days. When I grew up spanking was common. Parents, grandparents, aunts, teachers, etc. had full authority to swat a bottom when a c
  17. Thanks, Jerry. I'm kinda old fashioned in some ways. Usually have a half dozen pens lying around to make notes on paper. Found that I don't like to borrow books from other folks. I have to hide the pens to keep from underlining, drawing stars and writing "the Bible doesn't say that!" in the margins.
  18. Jerry, thanks for the link. Especially since it led to "the rest of the story" that I spent some time reading this morning. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/BTP/Dr_Max_Younce/Invitation/toc.htm Planning to revisit when I have more time and will probably print out the pdf. It isn't a coincidence that I read this, this morning. Briefly.... Yesterday, I had a conversation with a man seeking answers and expressing doubts. Our conversation was interrupted, and I'm sure it will be resumed later. During this pause, how to respond to him is embedded in what I read this morning. Thank you.
  19. Not only for the main worship service. To see people open their Bibles during Sunday school and Wednesday Bible studies, too. We have one lady who likes to "play" with her electronic device during those times. I don't know what it is except it's an earlier version, according to her. From observing her, it appears to be distracting to her, as well as those around her. That's why I used the term "play" with it. She can't be concentrating on the message, with all the "clicking" she's doing. As to carrying a Bible, I frequently do, these days. Especially when I know I'm going to be sitting for
  20. Thanks, all, for posting the links in this thread. I've just added them to my bookmarks and will re-visit as time permits. There's much to be studied there. Just wish there were more hours in the day.
  21. Born of depression era parents, grew up on a small share-cropper farm, without modern conveniences. When I married at age 21, my parents still didn't have running water or an indoor toilet. Remember well when electricity came to our farm. Prior to that Mama cooked on a wood cookstove and we ate supper by oil lamp light. That was back in the early 50's. Remember that specifically because to hear the news, we'd go outside and listen to the radio in Dad's 1950 model car. Since I've been old enough to be "aware", I've watched the change in society with the implementation of "social programs". IM
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