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prophet1

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  1. There were Baptists called Baptists in Holland 100 years before those Reformed Puritans started calling themselves Baptist. Read "On Plymouthe Plantation". Read Armitage's "A History of the Baptists" Two witnesses of the same Baptists in Holland. So, no, we didn't all come from those Calvinists, sorry. Anishinaabe
  2. Would your care for the Brethren be proof? Since this is the measuring stick whereby all men will know that ye are Jesus's disciples?
  3. Ban Rosie for confusing "jealousy" with "envy". Deu 4:24 24 For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. Pro 27:4 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
  4. Whenever the Comic book that you two are co-authoring comes out, it'll be a sure seller.
  5. Just as laughable as the folly you have pointed out, and rightly so, is the folly that suggests that the first resurrection takes place twice. Here in this passage we have 2 clear numerical pronouncements: 1. The thousand years is actually a thousand years, and not a simile for God's patience. 2. The first resurrection takes place before the Mil., and includes those who are martyred during the Trib. So, chronologically, it takes place after the trib., like Jesus told His apostles in Matthew 24. And, numerically, happens once. One resurrection, after the trib Saints are martyred... easy as pie to see. No one else will be rsurrected until after the Mil.: Also a clear statement. Of course, if we call the resurrection of the dead in Christ a "resurrection", than we can cross-reference in study, and understand this. If we call it some made-up extra-biblical term, like "rapture", than we can't, and confusion (which God is not the author of) sets in. Thousand years means thousand years. And God can count to 2 just fine.
  6. You weren't "Takng God's name in vain". "Take" isn't a synonym for "say", in anybody's thesaurus. If The Spirit inwells you, and leads you not to say empty things, than you most assuredly did not take His name in vain. Example: My wife took my name, she is legally known as Mrs. Ramsey. Had she done this, and then gone to another man to provide for her, she would have taken my name in vain. Her vow would be empty meaningless words. So, when a child of "He who sees and provides" says "God isn't enough for me, He can't provide", and steals, or goes to some false idolatry for provision, he has taken the name (Jehovah is the name of God in Exodus) of God in vain. In English, we used to use the term "Providence" a translation of "Jehovah", to describe the Creator. Pro 30:8-9 8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. You weren't "Takng God's name in vain". "Take" isn't a synonym for "say", in anybody's thesaurus. If The Spirit inwells you, and leads you not to say empty things, than you most assuredly did not take His name in vain. Example: My wife took my name, she is legally known as Mrs. Ramsey. Had she done this, and then gone to another man to provide for her, she would have taken my name in vain. Her vow would be empty meaningless words. So, when a child of "He who sees and provides" says "God isn't enough for me, He can't provide", and steals, or goes to some false idolatry for provision, he has taken the name (Jehovah is the name of God in Exodus) of God in vain. In English, we used to use the term "Providence" a translation of "Jehovah", to describe the Creator.
  7. Mat 5:16 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. This also.
  8. Is this thread about "cursing"? Cuz I haven't seen a word about that so far.
  9. The Bible says He leaves the sheep. He willnever leave us or forsake us. So try again.
  10. Where does the Bible say that the 99 are safe? They are in the wilderness, just like the lost one.
  11. One mistake that we in IFB church leadership often make, in my OBservation, is equating 'our sharing the Word with someone' from our understanding, with 'God telling them'. Since we can, and are at times, all capable of mistakes and lying, this is a higher estimation of ourselves than we should have. This is not to say that you are wrong Brother Garry, this was an excellent thread and point. This is simply the other side of this coin, that many times the person who thinks he is rebuking heresy, is actually the heretic. I'm sure there are some on here who would point that finger at me, though I've done nothing but put up Scriptural proof texts for what God's Spirit shows me , and have not once quoted any man. Still, what I say can be wrong...just like anybody else's words. Now, I have to go rewrap my mantle, and prepare my successor.
  12. At least they didn't get stomped, like the NY Giants did.
  13. Mat 24:14 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Rev 14:6-7 6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
  14. The false teaching centers around works-perfection: That we are made perfect by doing a laundry list of requirenents handed to us by the church.
  15. If that Rich young ruler gave all, he woulda went to Hell broke. Jesus wasn't telling him what he had to do to be saved, he was showing him that he wasn't righteous, inspight of his desire to justify himself....always fulfiling the role of stumblingblock.
  16. Sure I've heard it. Gal 3:1-3 1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not OBey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Yes we should do these things, and whatever the Spirit leads us to do. No, we don't lose our reward for skipping door-knocking on Saturday Morning. If we turn back from serving God completely, we don't receive certain crowns. The tail doesn't wag the dog.
  17. That isn't what it meant in 1611. Also, it wasn't what Pez meant, when I bought my Spiderman head dispenser. It meant "giving out".
  18. How would one go about securing permission to eat your clothes?
  19. You just made me miss Coach's green beans!
  20. The OP refers to the specific denomination of English Baptists, Reformed in Theology, famous for the Confessions that Primitive and Reformed Baptists still hail. These were not the first "Baptists", there were Baptists all over Holland a hundred years earlier, called "Baptists". These were the first denominational 'Baptists'. Prior to that, in most places, Baptists were outlaws, and couldn't possibly organize.
  21. There is another side to this. The offended person is one who stumbles over another's liberty. They are the "weaker brother". 2 thoughts: 1. Many, in pride, claim to be "offended" at another's liberty, but the truth is they wouldn't stumble over it, not the kind of stumbling in Scripture. The Law is still a major stumblingstone in Protestantism. The Jews stumbled over it, not realizing Grace, though they were called out from among the Nations to act out the Gospel in a play on a grand scale. So also, there are those who stumble today over the Law, and the teachers lay again the stone. When the teacher is the one claiming that we need to add rules to the Scriptures, because he believes them to be necessary for a walk with God, do we follow him, as the weaker brother, catering to his every whim and fancy? How many actual weaker babes in Christ are offended away from our churches, because one of these pride-filled "mature Christians" tells them everything that they are "offended" at in their life, and that they won't be "right with God until they do things the way the "mature Christian" tells them they have to do them? If the elders in our churches are of full age, having understanding, filled with the Spirit of God, and exercising the gifts He has given the Church through them, they would know better than to try to control another's liberty. Why would we want a weaker brother in any kind of leadership? I remember a teacher at Hyles Anderson College, when I was a student, named Dr.Carl Laurent ,teaching that blue jeans were sinful. He was, of course, a city-boy. Had he ever lived on a farm, or ranch, this folly would never have come up To this day, many HAC grads teach this same nonsense, but can't even explain why, when discussing it . They heard one man say why jeans were offensive, and they just accepted it. Today, they will shun a fellow graduate, a servant of the Lord, for not prohibiting blue jeans. This is one extreme. 2.We should be conscious of new born babes and their weaknesses. A man who just got saved from a drunken lifestyle, may not be able to go to eat with us at a restaurant that serves strong drink, though the stronger brother wouldn't be bothered by it one bit. I taught my kids not to discuss their favorite book, movie, theme park, etc. with new converts, and those yet to be saved. They may see it as an endorsement of their own idea of what that same entertainment means to them. For instance, some Goth teen may be fascinated by any movie that includes the death of the main character, like 'Old Yeller'. They may, from their weaker position, carry on in that false way, believing that their new found Christian aquaintance shares their morbid fascination. They may even be emboldened to try to teach the others around them of their own lusts, feeling now to be a guide into a world that their peers are just viewing from a distance. Better it would be, to guide new converts to sharing their testimony at every opportunity. Talk to them of what they've learned of God. Also , my kids know that if a family doesnt allow their kids to do _____, than they aren't to discuss ______ with them or around them. They are to honor the authority of the other child's parents. Just some OBservations on the issue of personal liberty.
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