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  1. Jim_Alaska

    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.
  4. Jim_Alaska

    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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    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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    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.
  9. Jim_Alaska

    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.
  10. Jim_Alaska

    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.
  12. Jim_Alaska

    Emerging Church

    At the risk of sounding totally ignorant I would like to ask specifically what the words "emerging church" means. I keep reading these words and nobody actually explains exactly what it is.
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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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    Unable to post

    Thanks BroMatt, I'll remember that after this. If you like I can start making sure IFB members are also added the the members. It seems a bit strange that no IFB members have said anything about this in all this time.
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    Unable to post

    Thanks BroMatt, very timely. What was it, anything I could have fixed?
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    Unable to post

    I checked your account and everything seems to be correct. I logged in as you and you are right, there is no way to reply when I see the forums as you do. I am sorry that I don't have the tools to dig into this further, perhaps when BroMatt sees this he can find out what is wrong.
  17. Jim_Alaska

    Unable to post

    There is no probation period. But, if you try to post in the IFB only forums, we have to manually approve you for them. I manually approved you the other day when we messaged. You should have no trouble now and if you do please let me know and I'll look into it.
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    Unable To Edit Signature

    Welcome back OFIB Preacher. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen. In the resulting drop box choose: "Account Settings". You can edit your signature there under the link that says "signature"
  19. Jim_Alaska

    Is the KJVO "movement" dying?

    Thank you for mentioning Rodgers Baptist Church bro. Alan. This was the sending church for the mission work in Alaska that became the church I was saved in. I have always wondered why this church and its pastor have not got more mention on Online Baptist. They are a well known church and responsible for many missionary plantings. The late bro. James Dearmore was a missionary to Africa out of this church for many productive years, he was also a dear, personal friend of mine.
  20. Jim_Alaska

    New to the forum

    Welcome brother. We look forward to hearing more about you as well as your chosen mission field and burden for it.
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    Whats for Supper...

    Yesterday I made something I have never made myself before, fish chowder. I am originally from Gloucester, Mass. and both fish and clam chowder are a staple there since this is a fishing village dating from the 1600's. I said this to say that because of my roots in a fishing culture, I am well aware of what constitutes a good chowder. For a first try mine turned out well, although not exactly the best I have eaten. I will modify the recipe for this chowder and see if it can be improved upon. Chowders are one of those dishes that improve with time to sit and cool before reheating. My wife and I reheated the chowder later in the day and it was decidedly better than at first. So we intend to have it again this evening, I made enough for at least two meals. I expect it to be even better today than yesterday. Stay tuned for results. Chowders are best served with either oyster crackers or a hard bread like French or Italian bread. I had neither, but will pick up some hard bread today after church for dinner tonight. some restaurants serve chowder n a "bread bowl", which is a round hard bread that has been hollowed out to make an actual bowl. It is wonderful because you can eat the whole thing; bowl included.
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    Just wondering ...............

    Yes, I call the old wooden ones "ordinary crutches." Those are what I meant, the newer aluminum ones are just that....newer. The main point being that the ordinary ones fit under the arms and are much more cumbersome than the newer Canadian Crutches.
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    Just wondering ...............

    Invicta, I called them "ordinary crutches" because I thought most people would know what they are. They are also called "under arm crutches".
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    Just wondering ...............

    These crutches were a lot less cumbersome to use than regular crutches. Much easier to go up and down stairs with too. I had seen them before, but never knew what they were called.
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    Just wondering ...............

    If I remember correctly it was around the second week of November Swath.