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    1. Baptist_Bible_Believer

      Baptist_Bible_Believer

      You got rid of a doozie last evening . . . keep up the good work!

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    Saved before the Cross?????

    Great topic and discussion, thanks to all who participate.
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    Holy Spirit baptism

    The Baptism of the Holy Spirit was a one time occurrence promised by Jesus and fulfilled at Pentecost. I do not find any Scripture showing that an individual was ever baptized by The Holy Spirit when they were saved. 1. The promise: Lu 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. 2. The fulfillment: Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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    Looking to convert.

    LookingForTruth I would encourage you to not put too much stock in a name, such as IFB. I have been an Independent Baptist all of my Christian life and never even heard of IFB until I joined this forum. Traditionally most Independent Baptists have always identified themselves as simply that; Independent Baptists.
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    Local Church

    Bro. H My use of the word "church" (singular) is never meant to be understood as more than one church., but rather it is to be understood as either a single church or the church as an institution. A worldly example might go like this: "The car is a wonderful invention." Everyone would understand that I do not mean any one car, but rather the invention of the mechanical thing we call a car. Scripture never uses the word "church" (singular) to mean anything other than a single church or the church as an institution. When Scripture indicates more than one church it always uses the word "churches" (plural) Ac 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. Ac 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. 1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
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    Local Church

    If this were accurate how would anyone obey this command of Jesus that you referenced in your first post? Mt 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. According to your definition of "church", we would have to tell it to all the collective assemblies. Please note that even in your interpretation you use the plural "assembles" in place of the singular, "church". Could it be that Jesus is talking about His church as an institution rather than a universal church?
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    Local Church

    1Cor. 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, Luke 6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles.
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    New to Forum

    Welcome Bro H. How nice to have you with us. Could you tell us a bit about you and your church over in the "Introduction" section? The picture you supplied looks like a beautiful country church.
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    Introduction

    Yes, anyone can make up a story. But, as usual if someone is lying it will come out eventually. You asked: "Also, do you use the Bible as your reference for everything? Even how you manage an online forum? " The answer is that yes, we try. It would be quite hypocritical to run a good religious message board in any other manner. In personal life this is what is expected of a true Christian by our Lord.
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    Like To Do More Than Like

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    Introduction

    I is important to us because we have had numerous people come to this board with nefarious intentions. Many are people that come here with the express intentions of causing trouble or trying to subvert others to their agenda. If you tell us a bit about yourself, like perhaps your salvation testimony and/or the church you are a member of, we may be able to determine if you are who and what you say you are. It is not necessary to give out personal information that may be used to compromise your safety, most everyone online understands this concept. Scripture allows us a certain degree of assurance in matters of accepting people in positions of trust. 1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Thank you for understanding and Welcome to the Online Baptist Forums. We look forward to your participation in our discussions.
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    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Series

    Ok this has gone on long enough. We have rules for posting on these forums, rules that the new people in this thread have obviously not read. Here is the one pertinent to this thread: We will not allow the following c) Members that come just to argue doctrine instead of fellowship. I am locking this thread for the above stated reason. Any further attempt by anyone to start a new thread on the same subject will be cause to ban that person.
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    Whats for Supper...

    Chicken and noodles. The noodles are home made by my wife. She saves and freezes all left over chicken and bones until she has enough to make this dish. The left over chicken and bones are made into a rich broth, then the home made noodles are added. The resulting aroma is almost irresistible as I write this.
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    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Series

    I, for one would rather not dwell on the morbid. I am not denying that things like this happen, but do not see the need to drag them out and examine them as a simple point of interest on a message board. Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
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    Absence of Doctrinal Authority

    Baptism is a church ordinance, it is considered the first step of obedience for the newly saved Christian. But it does not stand alone, any Scriptural responsible church would not Baptize and then just turn the newly saved person loose to be at the mercy of any teaching that happens by. We are responsible to disciple those we Baptize, not just turn them loose. Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 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: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. This can only be accomplished in a local church setting that places the newly saved person in a place of church membership and accountability. To my mind finding a Scriptural New Testament Church should be of utmost importance, this is the only entity that is authorized to Baptize. You can find some so-called church, or pastor to Baptize you, but the real concern should be; is that baptism valid?
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