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Jeffrey

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    Jeffrey got a reaction from Leonard Sylvia in In Defense Of Alcohol, God's Blessing To Man   
    Is this what you are going to tell our Lord when you meet Him and have to explain to Him why you said these thing about His saints and Him who partook of His gift
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from Ruth in Ccm Being Used By Temple Baptist Church Powell, Tn (Pastor Clarence Sexton)   
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    So you think "standards are important"? How concerned was Jesus with standards? And what is more important? Standards or The Gospel?
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    Jeffrey reacted to jocuserious in Is A Mohawk Sin?   
    Oy, i need to comment on this thread.
    To those who have stated that a child should only have a high and tight haircut I would like to clarify one thing to you. A high and tight is a military haircut. Men with these haircuts have killed more people in the last 100 years than we have accounted for in all other history. It was originated by the U.S. military during the American Revolution and more formally the Indian wars. Technology had not advanced enough to allow for haircuts constantly and people didn't seem to care until they were being scalped. This new haircut made it very difficult for Native Americans to scalp people while they were still alive. As time progressed the U.S. military adopted this hairstyle originating from that purpose. Armies all over the world have adopted adaptations of this very haircut for their own military. Most notable, the Nazi party.
    Now, I must disagree with about 90% of you who have posted. I do not believe that a Mohawk is inherently a sin. I do, however, believe that judging a person based only on their haircut and not what is in their heart, what they say, and their testimony is a sin. We are warned against these types of judgement throughout all scripture and even Christ dealt with them.
    "Who is that?"
    "He says he's the son of God."
    "Well, he doesn't look like the Son of God! He MUST be blasphemous."
    "But he knows more about the laws than you."
    "Well then, lets shut him up quickly!"
     We, as Christians, are called to be held to a higher standard but we lower ourselves by this constant judgement that really only does one thing... it removed us for the real purpose we are in this world. To Glorify God and spread Scripture. If we want to get into how a fashion statement is going to hurt us as Christians I think that it should start with you first. Those plaid shirts, button up shirts, ties, suits, blouses, boots, jean skirts, stockings, bras, boxers, etc... Those would all have been considered heresy to the pharisees. We are adorning ourselves with patters, colors, excess, etc. Before you comment on the splinter make sure you don't have a log.
    Don't judge people by tattoos, piercings, clothes, or haircuts before hearing their words, speaking to their heart, and listening to their testimony. While I don't see an issue with tattoos, piercings, or haircuts I do believe that modesty is important with Christian lifestyle. Having a tattoo of a naked girl on our forearm seems to very easily be a stumbling block. Lets also consider that that Christian with a naked girl tattoo found Christ after having fallen into depression in his 30's 40's 50's etc. That tattoo, while immodest, is now part of his testimony and you just ignored that person based on their looks being too 'worldly.' This is the biggest hypocrisy I see in today's fundamental churches and one that i take very seriously.
    Now, to the parents of the child. This is your decision. This is not the child's decision and if your child doesn't agree with you than sparing the rod may not be an option but this is a young child who wants something he likes. I do not see an issue with it but you may see an issue with it. 100 years ago marrying someone you loved instead of who your parent's decided was right for you was considered a sin and now we think it's crazy to be any other way. Don't think that because the child wants something it isn't okay for them but don't think it is either.
    Let me ask this. What do you feel about this hairstyle? Have you actually sat down, read Scripture, and prayed about what you felt was the best outcome for this situation?
    If you feel that your child needs to grow up more before making that decision than that is great! Let the child make the decision when YOU feel they are mature enough and spiritual enough to do so. If the child is diabetic and wants a candycane do you allow it? No, because the child would not be mature enough to understand why not.
    Do not, and i repeat, do not make a decision because of what people tell you is right and people tell you is wrong. There is only one thing that can tell you what is right and what is wrong and that is God. If God decides to speak through the voice of a pastor, a friend, a relative, etc then listen but TEST THE SPIRITS and make sure that it is from God and not a Christian who can not come to terms with the fact that we are human. If you make a mistake and change your mind later, so what? We are all sinners and we make unknowing mistakes. That's one of the best things about being a Christian. Even when we try our hardest we still make mistakes and sin unknowingly because we are not perfect but God is so merciful that those don't matter. What matters is our life, our actions, our testimony, and our salvation.
    So, all that said.... To the people who are saying this haircut is a stumbling block to them I say to you:  You are a stumbling block to me for making a haircut a bigger issue than it needs to be. I can forgive that but it's my duty as your brother to let you know that your actions are hurting me and I know I would not be the only one.
    I always felt that when Paul was writing to the different churches the ones who did not nitpick the small things he seemed to call the 'strong' churches. Those who nitpicked the small things, went to court, had prOBlems seemed to be the churches who were weak. These issues were not of the world but their own issues that they forced onto everyone else. Those who focused on God, were not luke-warm, ministered, reprimanded outrageous sins, and forgave those who repented were the strong church and that is the example I am willing to follow.
    Looking at these comments; I'm happy I'm not a member of many of the churches you attend. Let that sink in.
     
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from Covenanter in Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   
    I am reading Calvin because I wanted to read him for myself and draw my own conclusions. Not read articles from other writers and Internet forums and read their conclusions.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from The Glory Land in My Teen Daughter Is Going To Public School Now...   
    Isolation from isn't the answer, Paul said that if we didn't want to be around sinners we would have to leave the world. Paul also instructed us not to eat or drink with "believers" that we're not living right. There is no way around not being around people of this world. I personally beleive it is a sin to hide from the world rather than engage it.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from Covenanter in Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   
    No. God condescends to our intellect. He speaks to us in language and concepts that we can understand.Do you really think in Psalm 18, God literally reached down from heaven in the same sense that you reach down to pick something up? God omnipotent! He could do anything, He is not bound by physicality.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from HappyChristian in God Is So Good...   
    Wow HC, I saw this on the news this weekend! It was very sad seeing their mom being interviewed. Truly heartbreaking. I have two boys around the same age. I couldn't even begin to imagine the pain,....
    God is certainly good, even in times when things look bleakest. Thanks for sharing HC, it lifts my heart now to know this.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from candlelight in Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   
    LOL!!! Whoa! Never noticed that!! Hilarious!!!
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    Jeffrey reacted to Ukulelemike in Reformed Theology Is Replacement Theology   
    The prOBlem here, gentlemen, is our human inability to grasp the nature of God, so we want to make it mean what we want it to mean. Does the Bible say God is Spirit? Absolutely. Does it say He has hands, arms, eyes, etc? Absolutely. Let's leave it at that and accept what the Word says, and when we see Him face to face one day, maybe we will be able to grasp it a little bit better. But to argue over HOW it can be one as well as the other is an effort in futility and serves to become vain jangling, (one of my favorite Bible terms, by the way).
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    Jeffrey reacted to candlelight in Dorightchristians - King James Onlyism Before Peter Ruckman   
    Right.  Hmmm.  I have never heard a Muslim say that before.   

    Your comment about our language being transformed through the years reminds me of Darwin.  You see our Bible as evolving, which I don't.  You have heard it said that God's word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  I don't accept MV's, b/c they are very watered down.  You even said so with the word, gay.  The world has transformed that word from sodomite to gay.  Our language is very dumbed down, and keeps heading that way.  Our Bible has been dumbed down to fit the world.  God isn't supposed to fit the world.      
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from Covenanter in Dorightchristians - King James Onlyism Before Peter Ruckman   
    The Holy Spirit is the saving agent that uses the Scriptures, but without the Holy Spirit, it's all for naught.
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    Jeffrey reacted to Invicta in Do You Know Any White Person Named Jesus?   
    Jesus is Joshua, and I know several of them.
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    Jeffrey reacted to Alimantado in Dorightchristians - King James Onlyism Before Peter Ruckman   
    People can and do hear and respond to the simple Gospel message with a saving faith in Jesus Christ when they've never laid eyes on a copy of the Bible, let alone an AV copy, or are even able to read.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from Arbo in Dorightchristians - King James Onlyism Before Peter Ruckman   
    CL and Luanne,
    Just to clarify, I am not anti- KJV, I more or less have a prOBlem with Peter Ruckman, Sam Gipps of the world. If a brother/sister in Christ wants to use the KJV, great! I also believe that other translations are profitable. That's why I have Augustine's quote in my signature.( BTW . I found that quote in the transcription of the translators of the KJB)
    Out if the 7 Bibles I own at home, 4 of them are KJ, a Scofield, an Open BibLe,Thompson chain reference and a huuuuge Bible that was given to us on my wife's and I wedding day.
    I also own an NIV, ESV and a NLT. At our church we corporately use an ESV, which my old IFB church switched to a few years before I left.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from HappyChristian in Beware!devil At Work   
    no prOBlemo Luanne
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from candlelight in Beware!devil At Work   
    He certainly let the Pharisees have it, didn't He?
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from MountainChristian in Beware!devil At Work   
    I don't know about some, but I never tire of hearing the Gospel. I believe it is the focal point of Scripture, everything that is taught sooner or later points back to Calvary. I need to hear the Gospel preached, I need to constantly remind myself of the Gospel in my life. I need to hear what Jesus did for us on the cross. 
      I think a pastor,(or elder) can preach on a lot of subjects, but invariability, it always comes back to Jesus. It should, because that is the focus of corporate gathering. Maybe if pastors stop "preaching" on pet peeves, Im not saying any of these pastors are doing that,but focus on Jesus and Calvary, the Holy Spirit would be at work in peoples lives, people would change, families would change, communities would change and Jesus would be praised!
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from candlelight in What Will Happen If I Raised My Hands In Your Church?   
    about a third of our church does it during singing, I dont have a prOBlem with it.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from candlelight in Beware!devil At Work   
    I don't know about some, but I never tire of hearing the Gospel. I believe it is the focal point of Scripture, everything that is taught sooner or later points back to Calvary. I need to hear the Gospel preached, I need to constantly remind myself of the Gospel in my life. I need to hear what Jesus did for us on the cross. 
      I think a pastor,(or elder) can preach on a lot of subjects, but invariability, it always comes back to Jesus. It should, because that is the focus of corporate gathering. Maybe if pastors stop "preaching" on pet peeves, Im not saying any of these pastors are doing that,but focus on Jesus and Calvary, the Holy Spirit would be at work in peoples lives, people would change, families would change, communities would change and Jesus would be praised!
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    Jeffrey reacted to Arbo in Bride And Family   
    Ach-  I invite you to show who I have accused in this thread.
     
    A friendly OBservation:  Your rants are starting to betray a personal bitterness on your part. 
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    Jeffrey reacted to candlelight in False Teaching   
    Amen, brother:)

    "A soft answer turneth away wrath:  but grievous words stir up anger." ~ Proverbs 15:1
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    Jeffrey reacted to Standing Firm In Christ in False Teaching   
    Galatians 3 has the answer. Also, 1 Timothy.

    The Law (this would include the Ten Commandments) was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ.

    According to 1 Timothy 1, the law is not for the righteous, but for the ungodly. That said, once we come to Christ, do we need the Law? They that are His have crucified the flesh and the affections thereof. No, no need for the Ten Commandments or any other Mosaic Law if we have truly come to Christ. We have been brought into a new covenant, the old is passed away.

    Our love for Him will cause us to want to avoid coveting, stealing, killing, idolatry, etc., etc..

    Am I saying we are sinless? God forbid! We do still sin from time to time, but when we do we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous. As long as we have our mortal bodies, we will struggle with the flesh just as the Apostle Paul did.

    If we place ourselves under any part of the Mosaic Law, we need to OBserve all 613 statutes and ordinances contained in the Law... or we are cursed according to Galatians 3:10.
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    Jeffrey got a reaction from candlelight in False Teaching   
    That's very Christ-like Miss Daisy, thank you and God bless you
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    Jeffrey reacted to DaveW in We Refuse To Be Enemies - 1500 Fruit Trees Destroyed   
    Always three sides to any story - his side, her side, and the truth.
     
    And no two of those three are the same...........
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    Jeffrey reacted to Genevanpreacher in Original Sin And Pelagianism   
    Not me. I became a believer when I actually 'heard' the Gospel, and it made sense! Jesus Christ is God in human form, and paid my sin debt on the cross.
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