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  1. I prefer to remain cautious in regard to Baptism of the very young, and for all the reasons you stated. It goes even further than what you outlined though. I have first hand knowledge of children being supposedly saved and Baptized as young as five years old. I would never be so adamant as to insist that a five year old was really saved, simply because with God all things are possible. But still I prefer to remain cautious in these situations.
  2. You are playing word games. Your specific statement was: The Book of Revelation is the only book in the NT that mentions repentance of sins. Now you change it to: "the only NT Book that associates repentance with sins directly Jim." The words "mentions" and "associates" are two different words with very different meanings. word games vs Scripture, I'll take Scripture thank you.
  3. OK, do you suppose that the following verse would include "our sins" or "your sins"? Luke 13:5 (KJV) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. I noticed that you did not address where you said: "The Book of Revelation is the only book in the NT that mentions repentance of sins".
  4. "Our Lord never said (to us) to repent of our sins." Matthew 4:17 (KJV) From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. "The Book of Revelation is the only book in the NT that mentions repentance of sins (specific deeds or actions) and is directed to the harlot and those who remain during the tribulation." Mark 6:12 (KJV) And they went out, and preached that men should repent. Wretched, isn't it kind of difficult to make adamant, blanket statements like you did when a simple search of Scripture proves otherwise?
  5. Mr. Hagans, your post is entirely off subject and has nothing what-so-ever to do with fasting. It gives me pause to wonder why you are here and your motive in posting what you did. Is osas your hobby horse subject? It sure seems like it from where I sit. Oh, by the way, is it only Southern Baptists that fall prey to the kind of sins you outlined? Or, is it only Christians in general that fall to them. How come no expose' of all criminal activity in society? Are you aware that this is not a SBC board, but rather an IFB board. Come on, with only two posts to your credit it really looks like you have an agenda or an axe to grind. This is not our first rodeo, we have seen this sort of thing many times here. How about going over to the Introduction forum and telling us a bit about yourself? That is normally the polite thing to do when you join a board as a new member.
  6. Sorry to hear that you were sick Bro. Mike. I hope you are recovering by now.
  7. Since it is the Thanksgiving season our sermon and SS lesson was on thankfulness. This was in the context of the Apostle Paul preaching that we should be thankful in all things, the good as well as the bad. Paul wrote that he was thankful even in his bondage in prison, because he saw it as opportunity. It also included examples of not being thankful, based on the murmuring of Israel in the wilderness, where they chided with Moses saying that it would have been better if they had died in Egypt. Moses, through God, had delivered them from bondage, but they were not thankful for this deliverance, they even wanted to go back into bondage. A Thanksgiving potluck followed the main service. It was a good day to be in The Lord's house.
  8. Glad to have you back online WW. It's been some time since I heard anything from you. I kinda lost track of where you were. Didn't know if you were still in Alaska or had moved somewhere south. I any event, it's good to hear from you and even better to hear the news of the pastorate you accepted. I'll be in prayer for this ministry. Please try to keep us updated on your new ministry and any progress. Six people huh? To me this sounds like a wonderful opportunity to watch God work and reward your efforts. This reminds me of the church I am attending now here in the small town of Yreka, California. When I first found this church there were only six to eight people attending, now we average 40-60 per service.
  9. Alan, as I wrote that testimony I was thinking of adding any pictures. I searched for them for some time so I could include them in that reply, but to no avail. My old computer died about a year ago and I think any pictures I had are still on it. I thought I transferred everything on the old computer, but must have missed some. If I am able to find any pictures of the church they won't be many, but I will revisit this reply and add them. Just don't hold your breath waiting for them, it could be some time before I find them.
  10. What??? No bake sales, rummage sales, yard sales? No begging the community for funds to build a building for the church to meet in? I am a firm believer in a church's members supplying building funds, there is no need, nor is it right to expect the community to provide or asked to provide funds for this. My church in Alaska consisted of about forty people at the time that building a building for the church was necessary. All funds for this purpose came directly from God's people as The Lord put it on their hearts. As a mission church we met in the pastors house. Within two years we had enough money to build a small 24X24 foot building to meet in. In another year this was added on to for SS rooms for the children. Within the next five years we built a decent size church building, added it onto the original 24X24 foot, which then became all SS rooms because we had grown. Our building projects were all paid for by our congregation, we never borrowed a cent for any purpose. All labor was performed by the men of the church, since we had a lot of tradesmen in the membership.
  11. Dealt with NN. Thanks for the report.
  12. Welcome Jim, we are glad to have you with us. Feel free to browse around, there is a lot to read here.
  13. I think that "local" church speaks more to the issue of "Universal" vs "Local, rather than distance. For instance, when I moved to the location I am now in it was mandatory that I live here, I had no choice. But I consider my church membership to be local simply because it is not part of any Universal movement. I drive 1 1/2 hours one way to go to church. There is one church pretty close to me, but it is a community church, which is a denomination and not a valid NT Church.
  14. This thread topic was about effeminate men, it has moved away from that to encompass men in a leadership role, women's place in marriage, clothing, etc. To me being effeminate is not about any of these things. Rather it is more about how a man thinks of himself, his speech being more like a female and even exaggerating the female speech patterns, it also encompasses such things as mannerisms being more female than male.
  15. Good call Salyan, I agree. The OP has had almost seven years to get an answer in agreement with him from at least one person. In seven years he has not, it's enough.

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