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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from wretched in When did Grace "Begin"?   
    No, they weren't. They were perhaps protected, but salvation came by Christ and His work on the cross, not before.
    Exactly! Salvation can only be accomplished through the indwelling and sealing of the Holy Ghost, not before. They didn't have it, they weren't saved.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from MatthewDiscipleOfGod in Canon of Scripture.   
    Negative: there is ONE canon, and a whole bunch of false ones. THE canon of scripture ended sometime shortly after 90AD, which is roughly the time John was given the Revelation on Patmos. The canon of scripture was set and accepted by the churches as authentic and complete. 
    The first complete translation into a different language of the entire New Testament was produced somewhere around 125AD, the next around 150AD, so we know the canon was both complete and agreed upon throughout Christendom, if you will, long enough before that for it to be written, by hand, into a different language by that time.  Facts are facts.
    As to the Council of Nicea, they just made a 'formal' agreement as to the finalized canon in the 3rd century, but they had no actual authority to declare anything of the sort-it had already been fully received (hence the name Received Text) by the churches for over 100 years before the council. So they really are of no importance anywhere but in their own minds.
    As for giving a non-confrontational answer, the GOSPEL tends to be confrontational-when giving the gospel, if I discern that they seriously have heard something of these things and are confused, I would give a brief, to the point explanation, if I believe it will help in the gospel presentation. But the difficulty even in that is that, I am not about to try to carry around a library of biblical and historical apologetics while giving the gospel-,ore than likely I might set up an agreeable time to come and explain it further at a later date.
    But I also, in witnessing, don't always expect they will immediately understand the gospel and be ready to be saved right then-witnessing can take time-I don't go for quick prayerism. Too many know little to nothing about anything of scripture and Jesus other than Facebook memes, so I expect to take some time, so we CAN go over such things, but always with the goal being the gospel and salvation.  
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from SureWord in Was the preaching of Jonah for physical salvation only?   
    No one was ever "saved', ie, born again, until after Jesus died for the sin of the world and rose again-if even ONE person could gain eternal life without the sacrifice of Christ, then Jesus did not have to die.  The judgment of Nineveh was a physical judgment, though certainly there was a spiritual aspect, as being wicked, they would go to hell. However, though they repented, all it did was hold off His judgment against the city and its inhabitants. Now, did some perhaps end up in paradise, awaiting Jesus' arrival? Perhaps. But until that time, they were not saved, merely preserved until faith came.
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from John Young in Have we gone too far?   
    The founders, as they met to prepare the Declaration of Independence, would read aloud 2 verses, (probably among others), that laid out, biblically, their beliefs in national liberty, and how they agreed with Christian liberty: Gal 5:1 and 5:13:
    "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. "
    "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. "
    First, we should stand fast and secure in the liberty we gained from an oppressive rule, and work hard not to place ourselves back under that yoke of bondage, and second, to understand that an essential aspect of both nation and Christian liberty is service to one another, and not to think liberty is just about self.  True liberty isn't about individualism, it is about love thy neighbor as thyself, the second of the two greatest commandments of God.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from SureWord in When did Grace "Begin"?   
    These are not grace that brought eternal life. There was not eternal life until the resurrection of Jesus Christ, else Christ need not have died.
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from John Young in When Christ ascended, he first descended into the lower parts of the earth. The question after his resurrection, did the OT saints wait for a while before they proceeded to heaven?   
    You're trying too hard to put physics in here. How it worked out is a mystery to us, because it isn't our business, we had no part nor lot in it. But He did it according to His will and timing just as surely as He has saved us.
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from wretched in Canon of Scripture.   
    Negative: there is ONE canon, and a whole bunch of false ones. THE canon of scripture ended sometime shortly after 90AD, which is roughly the time John was given the Revelation on Patmos. The canon of scripture was set and accepted by the churches as authentic and complete. 
    The first complete translation into a different language of the entire New Testament was produced somewhere around 125AD, the next around 150AD, so we know the canon was both complete and agreed upon throughout Christendom, if you will, long enough before that for it to be written, by hand, into a different language by that time.  Facts are facts.
    As to the Council of Nicea, they just made a 'formal' agreement as to the finalized canon in the 3rd century, but they had no actual authority to declare anything of the sort-it had already been fully received (hence the name Received Text) by the churches for over 100 years before the council. So they really are of no importance anywhere but in their own minds.
    As for giving a non-confrontational answer, the GOSPEL tends to be confrontational-when giving the gospel, if I discern that they seriously have heard something of these things and are confused, I would give a brief, to the point explanation, if I believe it will help in the gospel presentation. But the difficulty even in that is that, I am not about to try to carry around a library of biblical and historical apologetics while giving the gospel-,ore than likely I might set up an agreeable time to come and explain it further at a later date.
    But I also, in witnessing, don't always expect they will immediately understand the gospel and be ready to be saved right then-witnessing can take time-I don't go for quick prayerism. Too many know little to nothing about anything of scripture and Jesus other than Facebook memes, so I expect to take some time, so we CAN go over such things, but always with the goal being the gospel and salvation.  
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Alan in When Christ ascended, he first descended into the lower parts of the earth. The question after his resurrection, did the OT saints wait for a while before they proceeded to heaven?   
    IF Christ first, after His resurrection, had to ascend to offer the final offering for sin before His Father in Heaven, that is when He brought the OT saints with Him. The sacrifice was complete. This didn't take long, by our standards, because he met with His disciples twice more in the day afterward, with the believers going to Emmaus, and that evening with His Apostles in the upper room, when He gave them the Holy Ghost.
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Canon of Scripture.   
    Negative: there is ONE canon, and a whole bunch of false ones. THE canon of scripture ended sometime shortly after 90AD, which is roughly the time John was given the Revelation on Patmos. The canon of scripture was set and accepted by the churches as authentic and complete. 
    The first complete translation into a different language of the entire New Testament was produced somewhere around 125AD, the next around 150AD, so we know the canon was both complete and agreed upon throughout Christendom, if you will, long enough before that for it to be written, by hand, into a different language by that time.  Facts are facts.
    As to the Council of Nicea, they just made a 'formal' agreement as to the finalized canon in the 3rd century, but they had no actual authority to declare anything of the sort-it had already been fully received (hence the name Received Text) by the churches for over 100 years before the council. So they really are of no importance anywhere but in their own minds.
    As for giving a non-confrontational answer, the GOSPEL tends to be confrontational-when giving the gospel, if I discern that they seriously have heard something of these things and are confused, I would give a brief, to the point explanation, if I believe it will help in the gospel presentation. But the difficulty even in that is that, I am not about to try to carry around a library of biblical and historical apologetics while giving the gospel-,ore than likely I might set up an agreeable time to come and explain it further at a later date.
    But I also, in witnessing, don't always expect they will immediately understand the gospel and be ready to be saved right then-witnessing can take time-I don't go for quick prayerism. Too many know little to nothing about anything of scripture and Jesus other than Facebook memes, so I expect to take some time, so we CAN go over such things, but always with the goal being the gospel and salvation.  
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Canon of Scripture.   
    Great Scott! Sure a lot of bantering over NOT the question.
    The question had to do with what our first thought when, while out soulwinning, someone asks about the who and how of the fixing of scripture. 
    My first thought, as mentioned early on, is that this is a question that is meant perhaps to begin an argument, or is there to divert from the gospel.
    Concerning the 'who' and the 'how' of it, if this is what is being sought, Who is the Holy Spirit, because he gave it and how is by the giving of the revelation to the writers to be passed on to the churches. One the Spirit completed the revelatory giving of His word, it was done and done.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Christians and Politics   
    Simple: In a President, we don't support the man, so much as the office. We also trust that, if God ordains the powers that be, then He ordained that gay man to be president, and we trust He has a reason for it. The rules here don't change-remember, those rules were set in scripture when the Caesars were ruling, and they were horrible, wicked men who considered themselves gods; so then the Lord had Paul write to respect those wicked men-how much different is that from today? God ordains the powers. It is kind of like supporting Israel: We don't support all they do and believe, because they are still basically a secular nation, and are still antagonistic to Christ; rather, we support them because the Word tells us to, and in doing so, we are obeying God.
    As well, there is not a list of qualifications for a temporal leader, the way there is for a pastor, in scripture; that is why we can rightly take a stand against a man who is an open, wicked sinner of that sort. We still take a stand against a homosexual becoming President by voting against him-it is our vote that we will need be concerned to give an account for, not for who wins, in such a case. And if he DOES win, then we don't support his wicked lifestyle, any more than we did Clinton's, but we respect the office and the laws of the land, insofar as it doesn't disagree with scripture.
     
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Did Curtis Hutson teach that Repentance is a work like Steven Anderson?   
    I did nothing of the sort. Here is what I posted:
    "The big issue with repentance is that it is two-fold in nature: at salvation, we repent in our hearts of SIN, not sins, plural, but sin, the very concept of it. That is part of confession of our sin, which is necessary for salvation, not confessing our sins, plural, because we could never do that; rather, we confess that we are sinners, that we sin, the very fact of it, and so, repent, or turn from that life of sin, in the heart." 
    Notice AT salvation, we repent, (change our mind) about sin-not SINS, but SIN, the very concept, realizing that I am lost in sin. I need a change of heart about that, and this is repentance which is part of salvation. That is not a work. The work comes AFTER salvation, it is a fruit. 
    So tell me, which part is Lordship salvation?
    "There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."  (Luke 13:1-5)  Seems here that Jesus, in context, is clearly speaking of the necessity or repentance from sin.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Did Curtis Hutson teach that Repentance is a work like Steven Anderson?   
    Wrong. Or you misunderstand what I was saying. To repent means to change one's mind, yes-that is what happens at salvation. But action, after salvation, is the fruit, the proof of that repentance. Faith of the heart should always be accompanied by action. Abraham was justified because he believed God, BUT, his works of faith justified him, as well. In faith, his faith declared him righteous, and then his works also declared him righteous-one of the heart, the other of action. In repentance, we repent in faith unto salvation, and when saved, we put that repentance to work. It is not a work for salvation, but OF salvation.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Trump is single handily destroying the republican Party   
    Because we lead the world in liberty and freedom, and we are willing to take responsibility for your choices. Also because the numbers have been terribly overblown due to a lot of fudging the numbers.  What a president does or doesn't do, will have little effect on a virus. It will work its course, no matter what. I happen to believe that I am God's and my day and cause of my death is already written, so no matter what I do, it will not change that. So I use my freedoms, rarely wear a mask, go out and about as I please, while also taking care of my health in a general manner, and trust the Lord with the results. 
    And for the record, trump didn't lie about the virus, because he couldn't have any idea as to what it would do-he spoke positively, hoping for the best. Again, the CDC has greatly fudged the numbers with dishonest reporting, and utilization of flawed and often tainted tests. 
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from SureWord in Trump is single handily destroying the republican Party   
    Because we lead the world in liberty and freedom, and we are willing to take responsibility for your choices. Also because the numbers have been terribly overblown due to a lot of fudging the numbers.  What a president does or doesn't do, will have little effect on a virus. It will work its course, no matter what. I happen to believe that I am God's and my day and cause of my death is already written, so no matter what I do, it will not change that. So I use my freedoms, rarely wear a mask, go out and about as I please, while also taking care of my health in a general manner, and trust the Lord with the results. 
    And for the record, trump didn't lie about the virus, because he couldn't have any idea as to what it would do-he spoke positively, hoping for the best. Again, the CDC has greatly fudged the numbers with dishonest reporting, and utilization of flawed and often tainted tests. 
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from mbkjpreacher in Did Curtis Hutson teach that Repentance is a work like Steven Anderson?   
    The big issue with repentance is that it is two-fold in nature: at salvation, we repent in our hearts of SIN, not sins, plural, but sin, the very concept of it. That is part of confession of our sin, which is necessary for salvation, not confessing our sins, plural, because we could never do that; rather, we confess that we are sinners, that we sin, the very fact of it, and so, repent, or turn from that life of sin, in the heart.
    Once we are saved, then the repentance of sins, plural, the work, begins, as we grow in grace and understanding of what are specifically sins in our lives, and we turn actively from them to follow the Lord.  As mbkjpreacher said above, in Nineveh, they were repentant in heart, and their actions, the fruit of repentance, then followed. 
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from SureWord in How do you prepare your folks about the end times?   
    Teach them what scripture says about the end, then tell them that, regardless of it, our commands have never changed, we still work to give the gospel til Jesus comes.
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    Ukulelemike reacted to PastorMatt in How do you prepare your folks about the end times?   
    Thank you Mike. I know I originally said Pastors, but I realized I would also like to hear from others as far as what would you like your Pastor to do to prepare for the end times because we might be living in them.
    I say this because I know as a Pastor, there are many great Godly folks in our churches that play just as an important role as the Pastor.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from PastorMatt in How do you prepare your folks about the end times?   
    Teach them what scripture says about the end, then tell them that, regardless of it, our commands have never changed, we still work to give the gospel til Jesus comes.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from OlBrotherDC in Freemasonary in the midst of the brethren   
    There is a man named William Schnobelen, (pronounced "Shneblin"), He was a high-degree Mason in the European rite, which goes to I believe level 99. He was also a practicing witch. He did a lot of very crazy, almost fake-sounding stuff, but he seems extremely sincere-practiced vampirism, and was ordained a black bishop in the Catholic church.  He got out of it all, actually, through joining the Mormons, but as he was seeking truth, he was drawn to the KJB Bible over their other books, and was actually kicked out because it was all he would read and teach from. He got saved and left it all behind.
    Sadly, he seems to have wandered a bit into some error, as he seems to have gone into the Hebrew Roots movement, but I DO believe him to be saved. 
     
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    Ukulelemike reacted to OlBrotherDC in Freemasonary in the midst of the brethren   
    I believe Joseph Smith was a Mason, and was influenced strongly by Masonic ceremonies in creating the “Temple Initiation” in the LDS church. There are hidden camera videos of these initiations on YouTube and they Certainly resemble masonry. There is also a video from a series giving the LDS stance on many topics, one of which is freemasonry, where the church takes the stance that it is “completely compatible with the LDS church, since they believe their is truth everywhere”. 
     
    I considered freemasonry for many years before I was saved. A mason is always on a quest for “more light”. What led me away was Psalm 27:1
    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
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    the key phrase I this situation being, the LORD is MY LIGHT. 
     
    also, the writings from Albert Pike In his book Morals and Dogma about Lucifer pretty much told me all I needed to know, even as a weak Christian doctrinally speaking, I could tell that wasn’t of God. 
     
    I think more preachers should preach against it, in line with Psalm 27 again, don’t be scared of the Masons, your light is brighter. 
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from OlBrotherDC in Baptist Church Sign Heresies   
    I always wanted a sign so I could say, "We put the "Fun" in FUNdamentalism!" ow we don't even have a building of our own. One day....
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from OlBrotherDC in Jesus is NOT the archangel Michael !   
    "To what dignity are the chosen elevated when the brilliant courtiers of heaven become their willing servitors! Into what communion are we raised since we have intercourse with spotless celestials! How well are we defended since all the twenty- thousand chariots of God are armed for our deliverance! To whom do we owe all this? Let the Lord Jesus Christ be for ever endeared to us, for through him we are made to sit in heavenly places far above principalities and powers. He it is whose camp is round about them that fear him; he is the true Michael whose foot is upon the dragon. All hail, Jesus! thou Angel of Jehovah's presence, to thee this family offers its morning vows."  (Evening and Morning Pg 556)
    Kind of sounds like Spurgeon taught Jesus was Michael. 
     
    Or maybe the question is, Did Spurgeon believe and teach that Michael the angel was Jesus Christ?, not an angel at all, but God? Are they one and the same person? Either way, it is incorrect.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from OlBrotherDC in Silly Question: What Exactly are the Benedictines?   
    Aren't Benedictines a sort of a breakfast food, an egg on a muffin with sauce on it?
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from HappyChristian in The Millennium   
    Konstantin, while much of the things you post are veritable gobbelty-gook, because you patch together bits and pieces of verses and phrases that often have nothing to do with each other, so as to make your case seem biblical, yet it borders on, if not being outright, heresy. You create doctrines out of patchwork, then declare this to be truth. Your understanding of scripture is severely flawed. I don't know who taught you to rightly divide scripture this way, but you need to read and understand scripture according to context. 
    Your verse given above has nothing to do with salvation by grace through faith alone-the Lord God called certain people to work with Christ while in His earthly ministry, but now, whosoever will may come to salvation, because Jesus said if He  "be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." (Jn  12:32)  See, that is how you add a reference: it is in exact context to what I am speaking of, and to answer your argument. Jesus draws ALL men to Him from the cross, where He died for the sin of the entire world, while in the verse you gave, that was referring to the time of Jesus' earthly ministry. 
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