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  1. Ban NoNics for using a word that's above my pay grade...overtime or not.
  2. They are HQ'ed in Conn., so, the local boys set the pace...Pats, RedSox, Yanks, Etc. If you live in fly over country, you have no friend in National Sports Media.
  3. Act 6:3 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. They oversaw the church "business". Hello, $$$.
  4. To 'minister' means to "hand out", or "dispense", by definition. "Serve tables" means "feed people". No where , in Scripture does 'minister' mean anything other than 'meet needs'. The Apostles needed to dispense the necessary Word, so they had the people choose ministers of the collected monies. The whole context is about using what was collected to minister to the physical needs of the Saints. In this case, widows are mentioned, but read the previous chapter. The context is absolutely about distributing the collective monetary holdings.
  5. Act 6:1-6 1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude:and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles:and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. Deacons first chosen, not by church leaders, but by the congregation. Their purpose was to oversee the collected $ for distribution to the needs of the Saints.
  6. Act 2:42-43 42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles 'doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul:and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. So far, the NT church leadership is shared by apostles.
  7. Gen 24:8 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
  8. Jude is telling us to earnestly contend, because we dont know who the false brethren are. Again, what you said here sounds nice, but it isn't Scriptural.
  9. Ban 2b for not digging wells for a living (well doing).
  10. Mat 16:8 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Is it lunchtime yet?
  11. I hope you didn't have to give up Dutch Blitz
  12. Beatiful! I miss it. When I lived in Walla Walla, I went into the Oregon mountains regularly. They are closer than Spokane or Seattle is. There was one place, near the OR/WA border, where the highway comes aroind a curve and WOW!, you are suddenly overlooking a huge valley, with a lake, cattle farm, just green everywhere! If you arent from WallaWalla, you dont know that it is in a desert. So Oregon was the oasis for me.
  13. There are many. Albert has many relatives who have left the Amish Religion. There are many allover. Jack Patterson has reached out to the Amish, helping their wayward kids, and many have been saved. Paul and Mary COBlentz have been converted, and reach their own. What many of us "English" don't know, is that the amish are losing the young adults and children to the decadent American lifestyle. Drug addiction has invaded them, as well. Where sin did abound....God is abounding to them now! It is exciting seeing multitudes of them get saved, and it seems they are almost always Baptist when they do.
  14. That last paragraph sounds good, until you compare it to Scripture. Jud 1:3-4 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. We are also, at times, to share the Word of God contentiously. It flushes out snakes and wolves, who have crept in unawares. This does not include wringing ones hands and complaining that others are allowed to speak, but rather, teaching the basic doctrines over and over. Exortation, Rebuke, and Reproval... all necessary.
  15. We are all priests now, and we will be there. Unless you think our priesthood gets revoked and we return to needing representatives to Jesus, who now physically sits on the throne in Jerusalem? The truth is, there will be no need for sacrifice, the sacrifice has been made. But in Zach's day, no one in Israel could imagine the world without sacrifice, so God included the idea of the priest's portion flesh pots being equal to everyone's pots.... yes a Nation of priests, but not carrying out sacrifice...that is OVER.
  16. Ok, got it. I see it as teaching the opposite of the renewal of sacrifice. I see it as saying that everyone's own pot, in their own house, is now sacred, and everyone a priest, taking his priestly portion from his own pot.
  17. Rev. 6 is the lead up to the Resurrection/Wrath of God, at the end of the tribulation of those who "Would be killed" for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus during the Trib, just as those waiting in Heaven for vengeance were killed. Ezekiel 14 goes no further than the Captivity, that I see. Death = pestilence? Not a "clear" reference by any stretch. What is clear, is the timetable in Rev.5-7.
  18. OBviously, the hereafter events were future then, and (concerning the Man of sin) are future still today. What is just as silly, as trying to pretend that giant locusts roamed the Earth in 70 A.D., stinging people with their scorpion tails, is trying to pretend that God removes the church before the sky rolls up as a scroll. What is just as silly, is the stupidity of mixing prophecy of God's wrath on the followers of antichrist, with the great tribulation of the Saints. What is more than silly, to the point of calling Jesus a liar, is trying to imply that Jesus was misleading the Disciples in Matthew 24, when He told them that His coming would be "after the tribulation". What is silly, is claiming that Jesus was talking to the Nation of Israel, when He privately talked to the Apostles of His Church. Dispensationalists have just as many silly notions as Preterists, Amillenialists, Covenant Theologians, Replacement Theologians, and T.U.L.I.P. Reformers. All of these borrow from Rome. Some via Torrey. Some via Darby Some via Scofield Some via Finney Some via Origen Some via Augustine Some via SBC....since so many IFB came out of the SBC in the post WWII baby boom era And etc. This is why every generation has to prove the Scriptures again. All Satan has to do, to turn away the young adults in our churches, is show them one of our many traditional doctrinal errors. Once they see that the man they've been taught to esteem too highly is a liar, they give up on Baptist, and run out into the Wilderness of Re-emergant RCC Babylonianism.
  19. It is time we had a thread, for reference sake, that posts all things church leadership, from the scripture. Comments are encouraged, because the Word triggers you to speak, ask Saul. So, as best we can in order, here goes every Scriptural instruction, admonition, and example of NT church leadership. Act 1:15-26 15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 17 For he was numbered with us, and had OBtained part of this ministry. 18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein:and his bishoprick let another take. 21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Psa 109:8 8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Here we have 12 officers, or bishops in the beginning of the NT Church. Their office was "Apostle",
  20. Gen 21:20 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
  21. Heb 13:13 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
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