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  1. I counted Bro. Alan as a friend. We never met, but did exchange private messages. I always enjoyed his sermons and devotions. His departure seems sudden because he had a stroke. Still praying for his family. When something like this happens on the mission field, there are always complications.
  2. You are right Bro. Mike, I am not large by any means. But it is all belly, chest and sides. Nothing in the legs and arms.
  3. I'm doing the Keto, Bro. Mike. Lost sixteen pounds. It is not a strict Keto, just no sugar, which I don't usually use anyway. Extremely low Carbs though. This is a first for me as far as diets go; I don't usually stick to them well. Another first for me is lots of veggies, I have had a life long hatred of veggies. I am finding that cooking my own recipes makes veggies really good. The only thing I really miss is starchy stuff like rice and noodles or pasta. But I am sticking to it.
  4. I am not a Chick-Fil-A fan, never been to one. But that's OK, I would gladly swap going there for where I actually live, which is more distant that Happy Christian. I live in a small community of 80 people. The nearest Chick-Fil-A to me is 80 miles.
  5. This distinction is critically important Bro. Matt. I have started a series of adult Sunday School lessons at our church that makes this distinction very clear. It is a series on church history in which the main theme is that it is not the name "Baptist" that is important, it is the doctrine. I have never heard this taught in the context of church history. Most try to teach that one can trace an unbroken line of churches or baptisms and trace church history. I don't believe it. But I do believe that we can know a true New testament church by their doctrine, which will be the same doctrine
  6. A study on Job can be a wonderful learning, strengthening and encouragement tool.
  7. This is wonderful, sounds like a move in the right direction in a day when some are dropping the name Baptist. Shame on any who do!
  8. I had a real treat, for me that is. I have not had access to Moose Meat since I lived in Alaska, almost twenty years ago. A friend gave me some Moose and Caribou. So, tonight I had Caribou steak cut in strips and dry dredged in pancake flour with spices. Quick fried in an open pan. Also had asparagus spears steamed. For those who have never had Caribou or Moose, this cooking method and combination is wonderful.
  9. 1 Corinthians 15:22 (KJV) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
  10. The only thing "irresistible" to the Calvinist way if thinking is their tenacity to hold to man's error, rather than the clear teaching of God's Word.
  11. Bro. Alan, I don't have anything to add to that quote and never heard it before. What I wrote, I wrote because I didn't quite know what to think about it and at first glance didn't think I agreed with it. But I deleted that post because what I said didn't really need to be said at all. I thought better of posting it and deleted it.
  12. Very well done Bro. Alan. It was worth waiting for.
  13. OK Alan, the time you posted this was two hours ago; where is the next installment? A whole two hours has gone by .
  14. I thought that THIS might give a real time glimpse of the extent of this line of thought, as well as the hidden aspects regarding how people are manipulated. While this video is extremely informative, it is also quite disturbing. I am so glad that my God is still in charge and has told us to expect things of this nature as a sign of the Last Days. Daniel 12:4 (KJV) But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
  15. Hard to beat boneless rib eye, especially cooked over the grill.
  16. Thanks for the information Invicta. And thanks for reviving this thread, it has been dormant for a long time.
  17. Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
  18. SureWord, "heartstrings" is a Baptist pastor from Florida; so, not a sister, but a brother.
  19. IMHO, I think a lot of misunderstanding comes in because people always want to equate repentance with sin. But the word actually means to "turn". So when we see that God repented in Scriptures such as Jerimiah and Micah, we need to understand that God simply turned from what He was going to do and did it not. In both places He had said He would destroy both Jerusalem and Nineveh; but when they repented with a godly repentance, God also repented, or turned from what He had said He would do and did it not. No sin on God's part at all, he simply changed His mind and turned from His promise t
  20. Thank you once again for this update Bro. Dave. It is always good to know what to pray for, as well as results of answered prayer. It seems from your update that she will be used of The Lord in a mighty way. May God richly bless her as she serves Him.
  21. Thank you for the update on your daughter Bro. Dave. I have had her on my prayer list. I also pray for her safety and ability to adapt to unfamiliar situations. Missionaries typically have a "getting used to it" curve, some are easy and some are kind of difficult. Hers may be a bit on the difficult side considering the remoteness, as well as adapting to native peoples.
  22. It would seen that graduation day has come and those things are no longer needed; but love is now the order of the day. This is what Paul called "a more excellent way". 1Co 12:28 (KJV) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I un
  23. People will be people and some very bigoted. That is not reason to drop the name Baptist. Regardless of what some people may think, the name Baptist is a description of a form of doctrine as well as a hard statement of a church's Polity. Baptists have always been defined by their doctrine, history proves this to be true. Many that have gone before us willingly gave their lives rather than compromise what they believed, or change their doctrinal stance. I, for one, would never discount their blood and abandon the doctrinal stand they gave their all for.
  24. Bro. Mike, I am sorry to say that I think your observation of it giving people an excuse is right on. The pretenders are always on the lookout for an excuse. Your last clause is a concern, but not a worry. Scripture tells us that in the last days there will come a great falling away from the faith. A church full of carnal Christians will never accomplish much; so it may be better if they leave and allow the strong spiritually discerning Christians to remain and carry on the work of The Lord.
  25. Good on him, now at least he will have his say in court and perhaps he is wise enough to include why he will not comply. In the small country town our church is in they mandated that churches not hold services in the beginning, then changed it to allow a certain number of members to attend, but they has to practice social distancing. Some other denominations complied, but we did not. Nothing was actually enforced and it was not law, but a political mandate. We were prepared to go the distance and not comply with any mandate that went against Scripture. My pastor and I conspired that
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