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Pastor Scott Markle

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    A bit of grace folks?

    Hmmm. Well, I was saved . . . By receiving the Lord Jesus Christ through believing on His name. John 1:12 -- "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."
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    Ages Digital Library software.

    Some years ago I also acquired Ages Software material (approximately 16 different disks worth). However, it is my understanding (although not with 100% certainty) that Ages Software went out of business a few years back.
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    THE DANGER OF STANDARDS

    In a fairly foundational sense, we either choose the discipline of standards for living or the desire of selfishness for living.
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    Is the KJVO "movement" dying?

    Since Brother Alan specifically mentioned me, I will present the information for the website of the church over which the Holy Spirit has called me to pastor. To be clear - I pastor a small country church in a small village within the Thumb area of Michigan, nothing of popular importance. www.melvinbaptistchurch.com (Note: I struggled a bit with presenting this information because I do not desire to push myself forward in any manner. Please receive this information in the spirit with which it was delivered.)
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    1 Peter 2:17-24 emphasis vs. 19

    Having been engaged in a thorough line-by-line study of 1 Peter over the past number of years (for a monthly men's Bible study) - First, I would contend that 1 Peter 2:17 is the conclusion for the context of 1 Peter 2:13-17, concerning the our godly relationship toward ungodly government and society. Second, I would contend that 1 Peter 2:18 then begins the paragraph of 1 Peter 2:18-25. Third, I would contend that 1 Peter 2:18 provides specific instruction concerning a specific relationship (servants toward masters), but that 1 Peter 2:19-20 provides the GENERAL principle of godliness upon which the specific instruction of verse 18 is founded. Fourth, I would contend that 1 Peter 2:21-25 provides the primary example of godliness (in our Lord Jesus Christ) concerning the GENERAL principle of 1 Peter 2:19-20. Fifth, I would contend that 1 Peter 3:1-12 provides further specific instructions concerning further specific relationships (wives toward husbands, husbands toward wives, believers toward one another), with those instructions all being founded upon the same GENERAL principle of 1 Peter 2:19-20. (Note: This is grammatically signaled by the word "likewise" at the beginning of verse 1, the word "likewise" at the beginning of verse 7, and the word "finally" at the beginning of verse 8.) So, in more specific answer to your question - YES, I would contend that the GENERAL principle of godliness in 1 Peter 2:19-20 can and should be applied unto ALL human relationships.
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    Biblical Way to Get Out of Jury Duty

    Indeed, THAT I understand.
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    Biblical Way to Get Out of Jury Duty

    This raises a series of questions for me: 1. In this world, what group of people possess the greatest standard of righteousness for true justice? Answer - The faithful servants of the Lord. 2. In this world, what group of people possess the greatest wisdom concerning righteousness and justice? Answer - The faithful servants of the Lord. 3. In this world, what group of people serve as spiritual salt to combat the moral corruption of this world? Answer - The faithful servants of the Lord. 4. In this world, what group of people serve as spiritual light to combat the moral darkness of this world? Answer - The faithful servants of the Lord. If this is all true, why do faithful servants of the Lord work so hard to get out of jury duty (a duty and privilege of citizenship in this country that is not found in most other systems of government)? Do we really want the lost, immoral, unrighteous, foolish individuals of this world being the greatest influence upon our system of justice?
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    Saved in 3 tenses?

    Sister Rose, I still need to provide a corrective concerning the meaning of "spirit." However, before I do that, I wish to consider the meaning of faith is relation to the matter of the believer's security. Concerning the doctrine of the believer's security, those who hold to "eternal security" generally place their focus of faith upon the faithfulness of the GODHEAD. Whereas those who deny (or doubt) the position of "eternal security" generally place their focus upon the faithfulness of the individual believer. Now, the faithfulness of the Godhead is eternally unfailing; therefore, those who place their focus of faith therein find a sure and steadfast foundation for their assurance of security. However, the faithfulness of us believers is ever inconsistent; therefore, those who place their focus therein either begin to think more highly of their faithfulness than they ought to think, or begin to develop a growing uncertainty concerning their security. As such, those who hold to "eternal security" believe in salvation by God's grace through faith in Christ alone, and believe in security by God's own faithfulness and power alone. However, those who deny (or doubt) the position of "eternal security" may believe in salvation by God's grace through faith in Christ alone, but then believe in security through the believer's efforts of faithfulness. I myself definitely hold to "eternal security." Every passage within the New Testament wherein I see it taught focuses my faith, not upon my faithfulness (or lack thereof), but upon the eternally unfailing faithfulness of the Lord my God and Savior. I believe with conviction that as a believer in Christ I am eternally secure because HE is eternally faithful. Even if I fall away into a lifestyle wherein I no longer believe, "yet he abideth faithful: he CANNOT deny himself." (See 2 Timothy 2:13) Now, if God's Word really does provide us a promise (or promises) of our security, then it is our responsibility to believe the promise of God. In accord with the definition of faith in Hebrews 11:13, it is our responsibility to see afar off the fulfillment of that promise, to be persuaded concerning the fulfillment of that promise, to embrace the fulfillment of that promise, and to live our lives daily in accord with the reality of that promise. Yet that raises the question -- Does God's Word really provide us with a promise of the believer's security? The difficulty in answering this question is that the words "secure" or "security" are never used within the King James translation of the New Testament in relation to the believer's future. So then, we must ask -- What is the meaning of "the believer's security," and does God's Word make promise concerning this meaning simply with different terminology? Now, I do have an answer concerning this question. However, before I provide it, I would ask you, Sister Rose, to consider and communicate your understanding concerning the MEANING of the believer's security. What do YOU think it means?
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    Does 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 teach the sign gifts have ceased?

    Well, I would also contend that the same spiritual gift may be given to different individuals at different levels of strength, and that multiple spiritual gifts may be given to the same individual with a mixture of different levels of strength for each gift (which I reference as an individual's "gift-mix").
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    Does 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 teach the sign gifts have ceased?

    Actually, for most of the spiritual gifts, there is an element wherein all believers might engage the ability somewhat. However, those who possess that area of spiritual gift, when filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit for its usage, will have a special strength of ability in that area.
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    Reprobates & Salvation

    For now I will go with what the clear teaching of the KJV Bible says in English within Romans 1:26-32. If God was referring to the sodomite in this passage, I image he would of put sodomite in Romans 1:26-32. LOL (Since HE did not put that word there, I suppose that I am not required to view the reprobate mind as applying to the sodomite then, right?) Indeed, I desire to follow only the clear teachings of Scripture.
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    Reprobates & Salvation

    Indeed, Brother Kurecki, Brother Yabruf's first argument against a consideration of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 in this discussion is that within the King James translation of the New Testament it does not mention "homosexual" or "sodomite." IF that is a valid argument to invalidate a consideration of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, then consistency in the usage of that argument would also mean that ANY and ALL verses within the King James translation of the New Testament are invalidated for this discussion, because NONE of them mention "homosexual" or "sodomite." More specifically this would include Romans 1:26-32 in relation to the reprobate mind (as referenced in Romans 1:28). Within the King James translation this passage does not mention "homosexual" or "sodomite;" thus if the argument is valid, this passage is also invalidated for the discussion. Now, I myself do NOT believe that these passages should be invalidated from the discussion. Rather, I believe that the argument itself is an INVALID ARGUMENT. While none of these passages mention "homosexual" or "sodomite" within the King James translation, Romans 1:26-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, and 1 Timothy 1:8-11 all provide a description of homosexual/sodomite behavior. Therefore, I would contend that all of these passages are indeed valid for the discussion. _______________________________________ To illustrate my point in the first paragraph above, allow me to use Brother Yabruf's own phrasing, as follows:
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    Does 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 teach the sign gifts have ceased?

    Maybe they were seeing what they claimed to see - a mighty demon. However, any answer that I give is somewhat conjecture, since I myself do not possess all of the evidence, and am bound in such cases by the word of man.
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    Reprobates & Salvation

    Indeed, yet NO SINGLE VERSE throughout the King James translation of the New Testament mentions "homosexual" or "sodomite."
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    Does 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 teach the sign gifts have ceased?

    Well, to some extent I also can discern if someone is filled with the Spirit and with the spirit of truth, or not. However, I cannot do so according to some "automatic, supernatural" ability. Rather, I can discern if someone is filled with the spirit based upon whether their behavior is in accord with the fruit of the spirit or in accord with the works of the flesh. (See Galatians 5:13-26) Furthermore, I can discern if someone is filled with the spirit of truth or the spirit of error based upon whether their message/doctrine is in accord with the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the doctrine which is according to godliness, or is in accord with worldly philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men and the rudiments of the world. (See 1 Timothy 5: 3-5 & Colossians 2:8)
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