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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jerry in Insects and the Flood   
    Micro-evolution, so called, is merely variations within a species. DNA allows for various modifications, and when those modified animals mate, more modifications are possible. There is some mutation possible, as well, though in a wild setting, they are always negative. Like albinism: in pets, various animals, it can be beautiful and make them worth a lot of money, but for many animals, it limits them in the wild. Like snakes, makes them more visible to predators, and to their prey, alike. And for other animals, makes them more light sensitive and tendency to bad eyesight. So generally speaking, mutations are bad, but variations are built-in and nothing wrong with them. That's how I have Boer goats, which are a variety borne out of Nubians, Angoras, and some other goats, a variation. Built into the genetics. Not evolution, just another goat.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jerry in Insects and the Flood   
    Bugs float really well, and since there would have probably been many floating mats and flotsam and jetsam, carcasses and such that bugs would float on and survive on. Noah didn't take any fish, either, he took all that had the breath of life in it's nostrils. Insects breathe through their skin.Also, there were probably numerous living throughout the ark itself, feeding off the droppings of the animals, helping keep it a bit cleaner.
    As for the giraffes, these are the two the Lord brought to the ark. Of course there would be no evolution, but paleontology shows the truth that there was once a much wider variety of animals than we have today-a lot more types of, say elephants, all kinds of weird variations, but we only have two today, the African and the Indian elephants. Again, the flood probably brought that to be the case-since space was limited, only two of most animals were brought a male and female. Maybe the African and Indian are just the two variations we got from the two brought aboard the ark. Same with Giraffes. However, notice all the kinds of sheep and goats and deer-these are all clean animals, so they were brought in sevens, seven males and seven females, so maybe there was a much wider variety brought, and interbreeding would account for all the varieties we see today.
    Raising goats, I know it doesn't take long to get something new. If, say, you had seven male goats and seven female goats. Say, the Lord wanting variety, brings seven variations of females, and seven variations of males. Then they breed, maybe just after the ark closes. Knowing God's plan is to repopulate the earth, and especially wanting many for sacrificial purposes, hence, clean animals, He would probably have blessed the breedings of the goats and they would all take, and all have the maximum number, which seems to be about 5. Gestation is five months, so in five months, you have up to 35 new babies, added to the 14 originals, you get 49 goats. Then, we switch, the males jumping their fences to breed females of a different 'breed'-after say two months of raising their babies. So now, about a month after the Ark has rested, you have another 35 babies, but they have different characteristics, being cross-bred. 84 goats total, from an original 14, and 35 are now slightly different from the originals, so now, you get your males and females running off in small herds, again directed by God's hand, something I don't believe He left to random chance, and now we have numerous different breeds racing off to populate the cleansed earth, and as they go, there might be more variations between them. It would not take long to populate with that sort of thing.
    Now, add to them the sheep, and the cattle and the deer and antelope and the various other 'clean' animals, and you can see where the amazing variations there came from, very quickly, while things like horses and elephants and such, we see much less variation, especially animals that have a long gestation period and only bear one offspring per one or two years, and cannot bear until they are a few years old, as opposed to goats and sheep which technically, can become pregnant at about 6 months, and males can impregnate at about 4 months. Quick and efficient!
    So to sum up-the larger animals had greater variation before the flood, created that way, but it was lost when the flood came, and bugs lust lived on, and from, whatever was floating in the water until the flood waters dropped away.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from OFIB Preacher in Just got saved a few weeks ago, but...   
    An important question to ask first is, Are you sure you were saved? How were you saved? Be sure this isn't just a phase in your religion du jour. I am not meaning to be mean or cause you to doubt, but there are many, many who believe themselves saved, that are trusting something wrong-a prayer, a baptism, a priest or pastor-how do you KNOW you're saved?
    My wife's journey to Christ was similar to yours: raised by a former Catholic/atheist, she went through many areas of the New Age, studied with JW's, and was eventually born again, though she started off as a Pentecostal-she left them when she saw they really didn't follow the Bible too well, relied more on emotion. But when she was saved, there was definite fruit in that the Lord began to convict her about some things: for instance, Halloween had been her favorite holiday, but once saved, she saw clearly with wickedness of it and it was one of the first things to go in her life.   I see you are convicted about the smoking and that's good-don't get discouraged-years of smoking have taken a toll on your flesh, and while the spirit may be right now, you still have to deal with the sinful flesh. Keep praying, give it over to God-as one preacher I once heard said, you need to amputate it-not just back off, but get them out, away, don't buy them, remove yourself from being around people who smoke, change the habits that you associate with them. And above all, remember to deal with it as a sin, not just a bad habit. Repent of it, lay them smokes on the altar at your church and let God have them.  
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Baptistsenior in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    I just preached last Sunday, (yesterday) on the subject of contending for the faith, and much of what is being discussed here goes right along with it.
    Churches are dying, spiritually, because many churches don't contend for the faith. The reason we are told to contend, is because men creep in unawares and begin to change things, turning grace into lasciviousness, which can refer to sexual or spiritual promiscuity-and there is no shortage of either in many churches. The people miss when a wolf enters, wearing the garb of the sheep, and begin to gain trust, then change things. Soon the good IFB, KJV-preaching, God-loving, truth-preaching hymn-singing churches have a plethora of versions, rock and roll "worship" and are bringing any old heretic in who claims Christ, to teach and preach.
    Contending must be an active, continual thing, with the eye always firmly on the Lord and His perfect word. A church needs to stop depending on the pastor to hold it together, and start demanding he preach truth and stay the course, or toss him and bring in someone who will.
    Godly preachers need to contend by training up young men and women who will be the next generation, men who will be the next leaders, the next preacher, not toss them off to universities and other churches to be lost from them. No, raise them up in truth and then, when the preacher can no longer do the job, you already know what the next pastor will teach, because they have been raised up and fed on the best home-grown food. It is a constant, continual to fight, against men and devils, to maintain the truth and purity of a local church. And we teach those coming up to fight and contend, as well, so they will teach the next after them, ad so on, til Christ returns.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in What is preaching   
    I once had a man in our church tell me, shortly after I became the pastor there, "Brother, please don't take offense, but you're really more of a teacher than a preacher."  I told him, "Why would I be offended? I'm here to teach the Bible-that's a big part of what a preacher does. If you aren't learning something, I'm wasting my time."
    A preacher is a teacher, who teaches specifically the things of God. I intermix topical with expository, though for the most part never really thought about it. Why? because some teachings in the Bible are topical and some are expository. Sometimes Jesus or Paul would teach on a single subject for some length, and other times, we see a few things being taught, though often in a single context, which connects them all, and thus, really, is sort of expository topical. I will not do topical if I cannot find sufficient evidence for it, not a verse or two out of context, but numerous places in scripture, old and new testament, sometimes, and all that agree in context.  There's nothing wrong with topical sermons, so long as its actually there, and doctrinally correct.
    By the way, I'm not a particularly dynamic preacher-always wanted to be one of those stomping, spitting, hollering, stalking back and forth-type preachers, but it just wasn't what God gave me, At the first I tried to imitate other preachers I liked, but just couldn't hold to it. So I just teach and don't worry about being anyone else. Seems to work okay.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from HappyChristian in Good Sunday School Materials   
    Thanks-I will have a look.
    Personally I found I learned the best through doing, but others are more 'read it in a book' learners, like my wife, so its an avenue I will explore.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    There was a question asked earlier on concerning the 'sons of God' mentioned twice in Job, those who presented themselves before the Lord, among whom Satan came.
    I have no problem with them being humans. Consider: we know virtually nothing about the formal religion of those who worshiped God before the time of Moses. We know a tiny bit concerning the patriarchs, but we know there was a formal movement, because there were at least two priests of God mentioned, Jethro and Melchezidek. Melchezidek, we know, even Abraham honored. So, if there were priests, there was a priesthood and followers.  we know Job was roughly a contemporary with Abraham, so there was formal worship of God meaning they had traditions and such.
    SO, when we see the sons of God presenting themselves before the Lord, why could this not be seen as those of Israel, who, during the three main feasts, the males were all required to come to Jerusalem to appear before God? Why do we assume they are angels, in Heaven, appearing before the Lord? What purpose would that serve, as the angels are always in Heaven before the Lord already? It would make much more sense if it was a spiritual requirement for the male followers of God to appear before the Lord at a designated time and place as an aspect of worship, as they did in Israel. For all we know, Job was one of those sons of God presenting himself before the Lord. And where God's people gather, is Satan not far behind?
    Speculation? Absolutely-but then, isn't that all we can do with the question at hand?
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from John Young in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    There was a question asked earlier on concerning the 'sons of God' mentioned twice in Job, those who presented themselves before the Lord, among whom Satan came.
    I have no problem with them being humans. Consider: we know virtually nothing about the formal religion of those who worshiped God before the time of Moses. We know a tiny bit concerning the patriarchs, but we know there was a formal movement, because there were at least two priests of God mentioned, Jethro and Melchezidek. Melchezidek, we know, even Abraham honored. So, if there were priests, there was a priesthood and followers.  we know Job was roughly a contemporary with Abraham, so there was formal worship of God meaning they had traditions and such.
    SO, when we see the sons of God presenting themselves before the Lord, why could this not be seen as those of Israel, who, during the three main feasts, the males were all required to come to Jerusalem to appear before God? Why do we assume they are angels, in Heaven, appearing before the Lord? What purpose would that serve, as the angels are always in Heaven before the Lord already? It would make much more sense if it was a spiritual requirement for the male followers of God to appear before the Lord at a designated time and place as an aspect of worship, as they did in Israel. For all we know, Job was one of those sons of God presenting himself before the Lord. And where God's people gather, is Satan not far behind?
    Speculation? Absolutely-but then, isn't that all we can do with the question at hand?
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    I have always thought it possible that everyone was giants then. After all, if one lived over 900 years, what would be the reason we would assume they would stop growing at 16 years or 18 years, like today, with so much shorter a lifespan?  Before the flood everything seems to have been much larger: giant sloths, lizards, snakes, rhinos, elk, etc, including the dinosaurs, all huge! There was greater air pressure and a higher amount of oxygen, by about 50%, and a virtually perfect atmosphere, so why wouldn't they get much bigger?
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from wretched in Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?   
    I have always thought it possible that everyone was giants then. After all, if one lived over 900 years, what would be the reason we would assume they would stop growing at 16 years or 18 years, like today, with so much shorter a lifespan?  Before the flood everything seems to have been much larger: giant sloths, lizards, snakes, rhinos, elk, etc, including the dinosaurs, all huge! There was greater air pressure and a higher amount of oxygen, by about 50%, and a virtually perfect atmosphere, so why wouldn't they get much bigger?
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in The beauty of creation   
    They go on that way for quite a ways
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from swathdiver in Hunting yummy things   
    I generally hunt for good burger joints. While I have never hunted, we DO raise and kill our own goats and rabbits and chickens. 
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Alan in The beauty of creation   
    This was taken on the trip from Reno to Las Vegas. I love these mountains, they are beautiful examples of how the flood layered the land and moved it all over, pushed up and over as the waters asswaged.
    Another sight on the trip to Vegas: me posing at the notorious Clown Motel in Tonopah. One day when I have the time I will stop and spend a night.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from *Light* in The beauty of creation   
    This was taken on the trip from Reno to Las Vegas. I love these mountains, they are beautiful examples of how the flood layered the land and moved it all over, pushed up and over as the waters asswaged.
    Another sight on the trip to Vegas: me posing at the notorious Clown Motel in Tonopah. One day when I have the time I will stop and spend a night.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from wretched in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    I just preached last Sunday, (yesterday) on the subject of contending for the faith, and much of what is being discussed here goes right along with it.
    Churches are dying, spiritually, because many churches don't contend for the faith. The reason we are told to contend, is because men creep in unawares and begin to change things, turning grace into lasciviousness, which can refer to sexual or spiritual promiscuity-and there is no shortage of either in many churches. The people miss when a wolf enters, wearing the garb of the sheep, and begin to gain trust, then change things. Soon the good IFB, KJV-preaching, God-loving, truth-preaching hymn-singing churches have a plethora of versions, rock and roll "worship" and are bringing any old heretic in who claims Christ, to teach and preach.
    Contending must be an active, continual thing, with the eye always firmly on the Lord and His perfect word. A church needs to stop depending on the pastor to hold it together, and start demanding he preach truth and stay the course, or toss him and bring in someone who will.
    Godly preachers need to contend by training up young men and women who will be the next generation, men who will be the next leaders, the next preacher, not toss them off to universities and other churches to be lost from them. No, raise them up in truth and then, when the preacher can no longer do the job, you already know what the next pastor will teach, because they have been raised up and fed on the best home-grown food. It is a constant, continual to fight, against men and devils, to maintain the truth and purity of a local church. And we teach those coming up to fight and contend, as well, so they will teach the next after them, ad so on, til Christ returns.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    I just preached last Sunday, (yesterday) on the subject of contending for the faith, and much of what is being discussed here goes right along with it.
    Churches are dying, spiritually, because many churches don't contend for the faith. The reason we are told to contend, is because men creep in unawares and begin to change things, turning grace into lasciviousness, which can refer to sexual or spiritual promiscuity-and there is no shortage of either in many churches. The people miss when a wolf enters, wearing the garb of the sheep, and begin to gain trust, then change things. Soon the good IFB, KJV-preaching, God-loving, truth-preaching hymn-singing churches have a plethora of versions, rock and roll "worship" and are bringing any old heretic in who claims Christ, to teach and preach.
    Contending must be an active, continual thing, with the eye always firmly on the Lord and His perfect word. A church needs to stop depending on the pastor to hold it together, and start demanding he preach truth and stay the course, or toss him and bring in someone who will.
    Godly preachers need to contend by training up young men and women who will be the next generation, men who will be the next leaders, the next preacher, not toss them off to universities and other churches to be lost from them. No, raise them up in truth and then, when the preacher can no longer do the job, you already know what the next pastor will teach, because they have been raised up and fed on the best home-grown food. It is a constant, continual to fight, against men and devils, to maintain the truth and purity of a local church. And we teach those coming up to fight and contend, as well, so they will teach the next after them, ad so on, til Christ returns.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from *Light* in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    I just preached last Sunday, (yesterday) on the subject of contending for the faith, and much of what is being discussed here goes right along with it.
    Churches are dying, spiritually, because many churches don't contend for the faith. The reason we are told to contend, is because men creep in unawares and begin to change things, turning grace into lasciviousness, which can refer to sexual or spiritual promiscuity-and there is no shortage of either in many churches. The people miss when a wolf enters, wearing the garb of the sheep, and begin to gain trust, then change things. Soon the good IFB, KJV-preaching, God-loving, truth-preaching hymn-singing churches have a plethora of versions, rock and roll "worship" and are bringing any old heretic in who claims Christ, to teach and preach.
    Contending must be an active, continual thing, with the eye always firmly on the Lord and His perfect word. A church needs to stop depending on the pastor to hold it together, and start demanding he preach truth and stay the course, or toss him and bring in someone who will.
    Godly preachers need to contend by training up young men and women who will be the next generation, men who will be the next leaders, the next preacher, not toss them off to universities and other churches to be lost from them. No, raise them up in truth and then, when the preacher can no longer do the job, you already know what the next pastor will teach, because they have been raised up and fed on the best home-grown food. It is a constant, continual to fight, against men and devils, to maintain the truth and purity of a local church. And we teach those coming up to fight and contend, as well, so they will teach the next after them, ad so on, til Christ returns.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from weary warrior in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    I just preached last Sunday, (yesterday) on the subject of contending for the faith, and much of what is being discussed here goes right along with it.
    Churches are dying, spiritually, because many churches don't contend for the faith. The reason we are told to contend, is because men creep in unawares and begin to change things, turning grace into lasciviousness, which can refer to sexual or spiritual promiscuity-and there is no shortage of either in many churches. The people miss when a wolf enters, wearing the garb of the sheep, and begin to gain trust, then change things. Soon the good IFB, KJV-preaching, God-loving, truth-preaching hymn-singing churches have a plethora of versions, rock and roll "worship" and are bringing any old heretic in who claims Christ, to teach and preach.
    Contending must be an active, continual thing, with the eye always firmly on the Lord and His perfect word. A church needs to stop depending on the pastor to hold it together, and start demanding he preach truth and stay the course, or toss him and bring in someone who will.
    Godly preachers need to contend by training up young men and women who will be the next generation, men who will be the next leaders, the next preacher, not toss them off to universities and other churches to be lost from them. No, raise them up in truth and then, when the preacher can no longer do the job, you already know what the next pastor will teach, because they have been raised up and fed on the best home-grown food. It is a constant, continual to fight, against men and devils, to maintain the truth and purity of a local church. And we teach those coming up to fight and contend, as well, so they will teach the next after them, ad so on, til Christ returns.
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    Ukulelemike reacted to wretched in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    Excellent synopsis IMO
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Have you heard this statement?   
    Yes I teach that "Lifestyle Evangelism" is simply making evangelism your lifestyle-showing Christ in all things. That includes active evangelism, but also showing the light of Jesus in your life-otherwise, if you try to actively evangelize, but don't make Christ your life, the active rarely succeeds because people see you for the hypocrite you are, or that you appear to be.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Is the KJVO "movement" dying?   
    Interesting, but flawed overall.
      The Bible itself, (In KJV), declares often that it is preserved, that the words are pure, and that they are the very words of God, breathed by the Holy Ghost to the writers.  So, when one considers that the stated intent of the authors of the revised Greek text, Westcott and Hort, was to produce a Bible never before seen in Heaven or Earth, right there, the KJVO proponents are vindicated. Their sloppy workmanship, based on clearly corrupt texts, one of which may have even been a complete forgery from the 19th century, (Sinaiticus), and their desire to  bring into play certain Catholic doctrines, to which they were partial, makes their work extremely suspect.
    As well, the antiquity of the TR, behind the KJV New testament, and the Masoretic, behind the KJV Old testament, speaks volumes to it's divine preservation. So no, there is AMPLE evidence of the great superiority of the King James over the new corrupt versions.
    Will it be diminished as time passes? Well, possibly, but only because of the increased heresies and compromise within 'churches' the world over, and so-called IFB's who seem to want nothing to do with what it is to BE and IFB. 
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Evolution Evangelism   
    Concerning the portion that I have bolded, the notion of evolution is abhorrent to the beauty of God's creation. It is, in fact, exactly the opposite of God's creation, in that, according to the word of God, and not just Genesis, man, through sin, brought death into the world, while evolution teaches that death brought man into the world.  Theistic evolution of any kind would represent the work of a retarded, ignorant god who had to try again and again, using mass death over billions of years to bring about the central aspect of His creation: Man. Simple scholarship shows that Genesis was written with the intent to be taken as history, not allegory, and those who don't see it as such, only do so because they have an axe to against it.
    BIll Nye, by the way, is an idiot who can't see past his own imagined aptitude enough to see how stupid it is to declare that believing in creation makes you unable to make an effective contribution to modern scientific advancement, all the while ignoring people like Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, or even the modern scientist Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI machine and believer in a literal six-day creation.  As for Hamm, I have my own issues about him, but in the area of the creation, he is correct: he just isn't a good debater-I watched their first debate and he ignored a slew of arguments against evolution. I would like to see him debate Kent Hovind on the subject, though while the offer has been made by Hovind, Nye is not interested.   
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Do you like C.I.Scofield's Study Bible notes?   
    I remember when many considered Scofield to be the epitome of an IFB Bible. I owned one, carried it for years, but I was never one for much reading the margin notes, and in fact, was told to take some of them with a grain of salt. In other words, some are great, others are poor. I understand them to ALL be man's writings. But when the time came that I actually read some, starting right at the beginning, when, in fact, there are far more of his notes than actual scripture, (something that should always be a warning to the reader), I discovered his trying to shoehorn in the gap, and I had enough of it.
    I have been using, since about 2000, a study Bible called the New Open Bible. As terrible as it sounds, (it IS a KJV, by the way), it actually is perhaps one of the best study bibles I have seen. It doesn't push much opinion like the Scofield, rather I like how it gives things like weights, measures and currency values, has a section on Biblical archeological finds that prove out the historicity of the Bible, a good topical index in the front, and such. These things are very helpful in helping make things, well, as much as the word is misused today, relevant, in that, I can explain how much a mite is, or 100 furlongs, or a span, or a talent of gold, or how much a firkin contains. Brings it home for people to grasp better. Sadly, the New Open Bible is not in print anymore for the KJV, though it is for other versions, and the Open Bible, which has much less in it, is also available in KJV. Don't know why they don't print it any more-came and went pretty quickly.
     
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Do you like C.I.Scofield's Study Bible notes?   
    I greatly dislike his teachings on the gap theory. Not sure what else I may dislike as I have not used it since I found that.
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    Ukulelemike got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in The beauty of creation   
    Sunset over the Sierras

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