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  1. To my fossilized way of thinking, mission boards are one step away from an association or convention. I know, I am "old school", but I am not of the school that justifies a mission board's existence with the statement that "Few churches possess the personnel or capability to provide all the services and know-how needed to adequately assist a missionary who has been called to serve in a faraway place." I say this from personal experience where our small (40 member) local church helped and fully supported two of our missionary families to Far East Russia against all odds. I am a believer of and fully convinced that if God calls, He is fully able to supply every need.
  2. I don't like it when the author is not identified. This makes it up to the administrator to determine which RSS feed to subscribe to and if it is really IFB. The mention of AWANA in this article would lead me to believe that the writer is Southern Baptist, not IFB.
  3. Being originally from the oldest fishing port in the nation, I feel that I must say that HC's recipe sounds like a perfect one for completely destroying a good fish dinner. (Although I really do understand that it was perfect for Randy's needs.)
  4. As an administrator I would like to insert a word of caution regarding certain negative replies that have been made in this thread. The word of caution is simply that due to some replies that have been made, the moderators will be keeping a closer eye on this and other threads in an attempt to better moderate our message board and keep posts inoffensive and more "Christ Like". Please consider others when posting and try to do unto them as you would have done unto you, with Christian love and consideration. Thanks folks.
  5. In my limited experience I have not seen one, I see many with websites, but no apps. Now the JW's have extensive apps for their people.
  6. I love Rib Eye Steak, but unfortunately here in the US it is much too expensive for me. It is funny you mentioned it today, because just yesterday I was looking at a package of three in the store. The price was $30 U.S. To me ten dollars per steak is way out of line.
  7. As of today I am revisiting this subject with the mods. in the moderator's forum. I hope to have more information when BroMatt sees it.
  8. Bro. John, I did not respond to this post back in September simply because I am not seeing four actual returns of Christ. I have always thought of the second coming of Christ in two separate phases; the first is at the Rapture where we meet Him in the air. The second is after Armageddon, when His feet actually stand on the ground of the mountain. I do not think of this as two separate returns but rather one return in two parts. So this still leaves me wondering if perhaps instead of the word "returns", you may have meant "happenings" when He returns? Perhaps you might elaborate more on the terminology you used so I can get un-confused.
  9. Thank you for your thoughts on this Bro. Scott. The situation you outline is one that I had not taken into consideration and would indeed be a determining factor. I will add the need for a pastor for this church to my prayer list.
  10. When I saw this post it generated a question in my mind. The question is one of finances and pastor salary. Two of the things bro. Alan mentioned is that there were no doctrinal or financial problems. In light of this I was wondering why this church couldn't or wouldn't support a pastor. My first thought was a doctrinal one: Has the church not been taught the basics that would include these Scriptures? 1 Corinthians 9:14 (KJV) Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. Luke 10:7 (KJV) And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 1 Timothy 5:18 (KJV) For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. My second thought went to the financial ability of the members to support a pastor. If, out of the 25 solid saints there were only 15 that drew wages, and assuming that of those 15 they all only made $20,000 per year, that adds up to $2,000 in offerings each, per year. This times 15 totals $30,000. Now granted, there must be other church expenses, but the figure of an annual income of $20,000 per person is on the extremely low side. Most people generate an income far in excess of this. I know I am only guessing here and mean no disrespect to the church, but it would seem to me that this church could afford to support a pastor in some fashion, even if only a minimal amount. I have had some experience in this matter when my first missionary pastor was asked to leave his secular job and allow the church to support him. Once again, I mean no disrespect neither do I ask these things to cause any controversy, I am simply curious about what could be seen as a discrepancy between what was said about doctrinal and financial issues and what might be reality. Please don't take offense at what I have written, after all, it is really none of my business, but simply curiosity on my part.
  11. 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
  12. And another one bites the dust. It just amazes m that there are people like this that will continually register on forums that they know will not put up with their foolishness. Life for a contrarian such as this fellow must be extremely stressful and depressing.
  13. Jim_Alaska

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    Hello and welcome Sean. I hope you enjoy your time here with us.

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