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Ukulelemike

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  1. The problem comes, I think, with confusing repentance with the result of repentance, or if you will, repentance of heart with repentance in action. True repentance will come with a change in behavior, the heart action resulting in the change of behavior: heart to works. Now, some things repented of can take time to turn into an action, (ie, addictions, etc). in the case of Nineveh, their repentance, initially, was a changed heart, followed by prayer and fasting with a true intent of heart to change and obey God. Yes, there was a work, but that was a work borne out of repentance of the heart.
  2. So, here is a question I have for consideration. Generally, I understand that all tobacco use is frowned upon by most believers. Yet, there seems to be a historical acceptance for some uses over others, and I am curious to see what others here have to say on the subject. So, clearly, cigarettes, we reject because they are, in general, harmful to the health, with all the garbage and poisons that are added to tobacco in cigarettes, with exception, perhaps, of the "native American" brands, which tend to be pure tobacco, which itself is pretty much harmless. Also, however, cigarettes a
  3. We have become the recipients of the old curse, "May you live in interesting times".
  4. Studied at Loyola University? The Jesuit college? And he is a Baptist? Well, Southern Baptist, I suspect. But with a Catholic bent? Can't trust anyone to be a true follower of Christ, much less a preacher, that sides with the party of infanticide on demand.
  5. On your first point, let me say this: Jn 1:9 "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. " Jn 3:14, 15 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. " Jn 12:32 "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." Jesus lights every man that comes into the world, and from Calvary, He drew ALL men to Himself, giving ALL men the ability to believe on Him unto eternal life. No possibility that Jesus' d
  6. Absolutely, because none of us deserve it. However, He has not, as Calvinism believes and teaches, secured some for salvation and secured some for damnation. Again, if God "commands all men, everywhere to repent", while not allowing a majority to obey that command, then He is, indeed, unjust. To dangle eternal life before those that he has willingly assured cannot have it, would be cruel and wicked. That is not the God I serve. If He tells all men everywhere to repent, He gives all men everywhere the ability to do so.
  7. Well, this is exactly how the majority of Christian history has been for the last 2000 years, and has been continually in some countries. I am sad to suggest that one of the worst things for the church has been freedom of religion, because it has produced some of the worst cults in history, as well as the laziest, most carnal and compromising generation of Christians maybe of all time.
  8. Biblicist. Calvinism and Arminianism have some good points, but are both too filled with man's doctrines that I could accept neither. More philosophy than doctrine.
  9. This is an excellent example of how Calvinism is more human philosophy than doctrine. When the Bible says "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life", it MUSM be ASSUMED that "the world" that God loved only refers to that part destined to salvation, and that 'whosoever believeth' only pertains to whosoever is predestined to salvation. Assumption based on a preconceived idea not to be found in scripture. So everywhere that the entire world is referred to, or whosoever, or any indication that salvat
  10. I am curious if the early church was tempting God to keep them safe when they met, and evangelized while living in an environment when either Jews or Romans might arrest or kill them at any time. I wonder if the Chinese or Middle Eastern believers, who have to meet secretly, in danger of arrest, prison or death, are tempting God for meeting. In fact, we have an excellent 2000 year history of believers choosing to assemble in Jesus' name, and dying for the privilege. Why is this any different? Is God's arm shortened that He cannot save? Can we not say, as Shadrach, Meshach and Abedne
  11. At the risk of sounding flippant over it, bear in mind, even when you get out, (I assume you are where you are because you are living with family) the entire world is just like your living situation. Sometimes the Lord allows us to be in less-than-ideal situations, to strengthen us, to strengthen our faith and trust in Him, and to help you learn to keep a good stand for Him despite your surroundings. Paul preached in many places full of terrible idolatry, like Mars Hill, and it just led him to proclaim Christ all the louder. Second, despite your good intentions, I would say it is wrong fo
  12. Then what else does he mean? Clearly in his own words, he says he was without the law, and that, at some point, the law came, and when that happened, he died. When was Paul/Saul, born under the law, circumcised the 8th day, brought up under the feet of Gamaliel, a Pharisee of the Pharisees, "without the law", except when he could not understand the law, and the consequence of sin? He even clarifies it, by saying that he didn't understand lust, except that the law said 'Thou shalt not covet' How could he not know THAT? Simply, and the only possible answer, is he didn't know when he was too youn
  13. Technically, a prophet was someone who spoke the revelations of God to the people, be it to God's people, or the lost, like Jonah. However, we are not given fresh revelation today, but we HAVE God's revealed word in scripture, to technically, when a preacher stands to speak God's word, he is a prophet. Prophets didn't have to just speak future events, but any of God's word revealed to them. Preachers are being spoken of in 1Cor 14 when it says that the prophets will speak two or three, and the others will judge: these are preachers preaching, and others listening were to judge whether what the
  14. As for the issue of infants, Paul, I believe, made this answer clear, for those who will hear it: Romans 7: 7: What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8: But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 9: For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10: And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
  15. By default, if God chooses who will go to Heaven, then he has also chosen who will go to hell, thus taking the choice out of man's hand.
  16. The night sky from my farm in Herlong, CA. You can see my 69 VW bus there in the lower left.
  17. We livestream our services, even when we are meeting together. We get more online than in person, though I continually stress the need to assemble in person at some point. We actually have folks who stopped attending our church years ago, who are mow regular online, so not sure what that's about, but we pray they will one day all gather together again.
  18. In fact, there are still many American missionaries going forth to the world with the gospel. In fact, I just got a letter from a missionary today, in Thailand, who was telling of the many souls being saved and lives changed, even in the face of great persecution. The door is still open. Unfortunately, today, America is becoming almost a new mission field, as Christ is little preaches in many of our own streets and churches.
  19. I believe the concept of the "universal" church is present in scripture, BUT, I do not believe it will be actually realized until the end, when we are all assembled together under Christ, directly. Since a church must be assembled to BE a church, with order and leadership, the universal church will not fully exist until that time.
  20. I disagree-Trump voters voted in person, I don't think any sat around saying, "Oh my, Daddy Trump said not to vote by mail! Whatever shall I do?? Where is my milquetoast?" https://thenewamerican.com/journalist-repeatedly-claimed-to-destroy-thousands-of-trump-ballots/ https://www.foxnews.com/us/west-virginia-mail-carrier-admits-attempted-election-fraud https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-poll-worker-in-erie-pa-admits-to-throwing-away-over-a-hundred-pro-trump-ballots-on-instagram-video/ https://www.diamondandsilk.com/breaking-two-men-facing-charges-after-allegedly-forging
  21. In large part, I agree. Trump had potential to be much better than either, and in fact, was better, but he kept some of the swamp denizens as advisors, which was a mistake. He DID need good advisors who understood politics better than he did, but he chose some poor ones. I think a second term would have given us a much better Trump.
  22. There has been a conspiracy since the beginning, in the garden of Eden, when Satan began a campaign against the truth of God, and has continued unabated to this day. The Catholics worked hard to keep God's truth from mankind through use of force and fear, and by killing anyone who dared interpret the Bible into the common tongue, or anyone who dared own a copy. When that failed, they sought to murder King James while his authorized edition, the shining star of the English Language, was being produced. When that failed, Satan put it to the hearts of two heretical Anglican priests to produc
  23. https://neonnettle.com/news/13219-fec-chair-drops-the-hammer-the-results-are-illegitimate- For over a month back in the 2000 election, not a single Democrat complained that Gore was demanding recount after recount, and delayed conceding for that time. Not ONE democrat insisted our country would never recover, or that irreparable harm was being done to the democracy, (we aren't a democracy, but that that's a different point). But now, its been barely two weeks and Trump is DESTROYING AMERICA! As for proof, sheesh, I have seen at least 2 videos of poll workers admitting they de
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