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Donald

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  1. Hello everyone I have been away for a while, but I am back and I have a new OP idea, ready to post, but I can’t seem to find anywhere to post it. This site used to have several areas to choose from, for posting new threads. I know this is the wrong format to ask this kind of a question, but I couldn’t find any place else to ask it. Thank you in advance, for your help.
  2. Hello Jordan Kurecki My slant on this subject, is also not one of being anti-commentary, but rather pro-Bible. I recall years ago, while discussing this same issue with someone, they pointed out that the Ethiopian eunuch, when needing help understanding said, “How can I, [understand] except some man should guide me?” Well, this eunuch was unsaved; But when we get saved, God gives us the indwelling Holy Spirit and we no longer “need” man’s help....... “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing
  3. Well said brother Satan(& self), just like every good fisherman, has a tackle box filled with different attacks and temptations, for Christians of every level. This is one of those temptations for the more committed Christian, but yet not so committed to be in their Bible’s every day. One of my personal objectives for years has been, to not have any “preconceived ideas”, that override or twists, God’s Word. Your OP, is talking about the source of all “preconceived ideas”. We are convinced about something(by someone), before we come to the Bible; Then we twist the Scripture to
  4. I am not sure if this response is going to be on-topic with your OP, because I am going to be considering only “Christian denominations”. It seems to be a more pertinent question, as to why all born again believers, do not all hold, identical doctrinal views. I will try to make this as short as possible. In my discussions with other Christians from other Christian denominations over the years I have been asked this question several times. I remember what may be the very first time that I was asked this question as a pastor about 25 years ago. I was at a lumber yard buying some material t
  5. A verse of Scripture, about Donald Trump’s presidency..... Proverbs 28:2 “For the transgression of a land many [are] the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged.” ------------------------ “For the transgression of a land” When a nation sins, by turning away from God, this causes the kind of public disorder that brought our country to the idolatry, profanity and immorality, that we find it in today. ------------------------ “many [are] the princes thereof:” The result of a Godless society, is many will be pretending to be in
  6. Could it be, that the Holy Spirit, put this word into the heart of the translators? And I am not talking about Double Inspiration,
  7. My OP was about the superstitious and extrabiblical celebrations of the so-called Holy week. But it has derailed into an argument about semantics. This is like arguing about that holiday in July. Some people call it “Independence day” while other people call it “the 4th of July”. It doesn’t matter, because it’s the same day. One is more descriptive than the other while the other one is more patriotic. But EVERYBODY knows what you are talking about. The Bottom line, is that THE BIBLE HAS NO MISTAKES!
  8. Over the years, before I started posting here, there was another site(an SBC site), where I would post and find a lot of trouble, because of my views on the KJB. Every year I would post a thread something like this and would be attacked from every corner of the site. I am not allowed on that site any longer, so here is this years observation. (This is an edited copy of one of my posts to that site.) -------------------------------------------------- I have spoken up against “holy week” observances, as a purely “superstitious” practice, disguised as a religious practice in the past and
  9. Hello wretched What I am getting at, is it is impossible to “force anyone to learn”. We can teach, until we are blue in the face(and I do), but it is not up to us, if they learn. As for Acts 11:26, of course it was the disciples at the Church in Antioch, that were being called “Christians”(little Christs), because those members at that Church, that were living for the Lord, looked like Christ. But what about those who were in disobedience to Christ. Even in the best of Churches, there are some who do not live for the Lord, like they should. And finally, the “concept” that I thou
  10. Hello again 1611 Thank you for so quickly responding to my post and for going to the horses mouth with your response. And I am looking forward to scrutinizing his response. But, I needed to quickly respond to the opening premise of his statement. It starts out by saying.... A TRUE BELIEVER IS A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST The reason this is not true, is because Biblical salvation, is by grace through faith and that not of ourselves.. And Jesus repeatedly stated, that we do not become disciples by Grace! Luke 14:26-27 26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mothe
  11. Hello 1611 My attitude about the subject of “Disciples”, has as much to do with the actual definition of the word “disciple” as it does with what the Bible says about it. At the heart of this issue is Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" Years and years ago, I was reading a newsletter, that made the following statement.... “...just as Jesus told us to go forth and make disciples....” The trouble was, I could not remember Jesus ever saying this and the fact is HE DIDN’T say
  12. Things to think about: Philippians 4:6-8 Because Satan is always attacking us, in our minds! =================================================================== V.6 -DON’T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING......BUT PRAY ABOUT IT- Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. =================================================================== V.7 -GOD’S PROMISED RESPONSE...... TO OUR PRAYERS- And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  13. Good morning At 11:30pm last night, I posted this OP and shut down my computer and went to bed. And 5 minutes later, realized that I had dropped the ball. I remembered that someone had shared the Gospel with me. Of course, “sharing the Gospel”, needs to be the main thing taught and drilled into the heads of those who come to Church. In fact, this is why God’s people are targeted by Christian ministry. To bring them to maturity and teach them about their responsibility to Get the message of the Gospel out. ------------------------ Please forgive me, for neglecting to add t
  14. PRAISE THE LORD, I was allowed ot come here and remove my mistake. But I remembered at the moment that I was typing this OP last night(before I posted it), that I felt God removing His peace from my heart and I should have listened..... “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” (Colossians 3:15) ---------- The real message here should be, how we should become more and more sensitive the LORD's voice, even when we are tired.
  15. Hello 1611mac I think I know where you are coming from. Here is my story. I was born again, during lunch at work, in response to a message preached on the radio by Oliver B Green. I had no Church background at all, before that(so I had no teleological baggage to unlearn). Over the next few years, from simply my personal Bible study, I came to this conclusion. The moment that I asked Jesus to save me and was born again, I became a member of “the CHURCH”(or, “the body of Christ”). Then later on, when I joined a Baptist Church by water baptism, I became a member of “a Church”. D
  16. An explanation... ➀All the 1st generation Children of Israel(those Jews who died in the wilderness). God’s people the Jews, came out of Egypt. After they refused to go into the promised land, God kept them in the wilderness for 40 years, until the 1st generation(all those over 20 years old), died. Then the LORD took there Children on into the promised land. Lots of people identify “the promised land” as a type of heaven. That is to say, that those Jews who died in the wilderness and didn’t get to go in, were not saved. But, Hebrews 4: and other places, teach us that the promi
  17. When you start to consider all the “mixed multitude” that will be in heaven, it becomes kind of a “Doctrinal Challenge”, because there are facts that can’t be gotten around. ➀ Every baby that dies, will be in heaven: (Although they will not be part of the Body of Christ, they will be there!) ➁ All Old Testament Saint will be in heaven: (Including people like Noah and his ancestors and Job and his some of his friends and maybe even his children.) ➂ All the 1st generation Children of Israel(those Jews who died in the wilderness). ------------------------ These are just three exam
  18. Alan has asked me to talk about the method that I use to memorize Scripture, or to share a testimony about it; Well I feel like the Lord is leading me to talk more about my motivation, than my method. ------------------------ MY MOTIVATION: So lets talk about the true VALUE, of the things concerning our faith. The fact is, 10 seconds after we arrive into the next life, we are going to realize how much more important Spiritual things were, than physical things. This is really what Scripture memorization is all about: Investing our time and effort into things, that are truly importan
  19. What the Lord showed me, in these two verses this morning! Proverbs 30:5-6 V.5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. V.6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. -------------------------------------------------- -GOD’S VIEW OF A “PURE BIBLE”- Every word of God [is] pure: (One who’s words, are never changed) -------------------------------------------------- -GOD’S BLESSING UPON THOSE WHO TRUST HIS PURE WORD- he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Because trusting in His
  20. Hello Alan Don’t worry a bit about it. Over the last 35 years or so, I have NEVER found any brother or sister, who completely agreed with me 100%, in every Doctrinal area. Which in itself, is rather strange. Because we all read the same Bible and we all have the same Holy Spirit. But the Lord works in and through each of us, in His own unique way, bringing us all to the exact same view of fundamental Doctrines, yet allowing us to see lots of other things in a different light. Have a great day.
  21. Hello Alan I much appreciate your response. And thank you for being so cordial and Christlike. No, my view isn’t Calvinism, because it includes our “free will”, and Calvinism rejects that we have any free will at all. I don’t really know what it is(this is why I love detailed responses like yours). Because they help me get(and keep), my head straight, because your using Scripture, to back up your point. ------------------------ You said...... “It sems to me your interpretation of Titus 2:11, and Romans 10:14 is faulty. Even though all of mankind has the revelation of God thro
  22. Hello Jim The exact extent of our “free will”, when it comes to “seeking the Lord”, is hard to nail down. Because although the Lord is in complete control of our salvation, at some point in our salvation, He can and does, put it into a person's heart, to come to Him(Ruth 1:16).“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, [or] to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people [shall be] my people, and thy God my God:” For sure, Romans 3:11 is true. But the right way to look at this truth, is that “without the LORD”,
  23. Over the last 30 years or so, my study of God’s Word, has brought me to a set of Doctrinal convictions(a few hundred). But the way each of us get there, is important: We need to be careful not to ever come to a Doctrinal conviction, based upon someone’s opinion; But only by our personal study of God’s Word and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. God should give us our convictions, not man. I have said all of this, because I was recently reminded of one of these Doctrinal convictions, that I have taken; And wanted to share how I got there. Over the years the Lord has wonderfully blessed
  24. Like I said....... ➃But the Bible says, that if we strive to please God by honoring Him and being the best Ford we can be, than He could see to it, that we last longer than expected.
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