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  1. That sounds good HC. Can it also be done with just the cassava flour? I ask because my diet has also been changed to not allow carbs., but I do not like coconut at all.
  2. OK, no mincing words. This reply is aimed at SAB76. The moderators have been fielding complaints from other members about your offensive manner in this thread. Divorce or some other doctrine is not the subject of this particular reply. Offensive language is the subject. Calling other Christians "Pharisaical" is offensive and not Christ like. I gave a warning back a few replies about this sort of thing. Once again you have chosen to ignore a moderator's warning in your reply that was worded in the following manner: "And I will keep stating what I have since the start. This is Pharisaical." If you had read the board rules posted by the owner of this board you would have seen the following: 8. We will not allow the following a) Bashing of other message boards. b) Bashing of your pastor or church. ** Online Baptist is a place for fellowship, disagreements you may have with others should not be handled here. c) Members that come just to argue doctrine instead of fellowship. This is your last warning; if you can participate in discussions civilly and fellowship in a Christian manner, you are welcome here. If you choose to continue as you have, your time here will have come to an end.
  3. The big surprise will come when the winner finds out just what it is that they have won.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
  15. 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.
  16. Jim_Alaska

    Hello

    Hello and welcome Sean. I hope you enjoy your time here with us.
  17. I can't imagine why you would think you would be there a while. Ya think??????
  18. Thanks Alan, you are right on the money with your observation that any assembly not following the baptism of John the Baptist cannot be a New Testament Church.
  19. I wish I could say that your dinner sounded good, but I can't because I don't know what it is except for the asparagus.
  20. Well done Alan. Acts 1:22 can also be considered as a proof verse for the office of an Apostle. I submit this as an "aside" only, I don't want to take away from your teaching in this verse in reference to baptism, but thought of it as a reminder that there were indeed certain qualifications or the office of an Apostle. Although written specifically to the local church at Thessalonica, this verse also shows and affirms Paul's office of Apostle to the Gentiles.
  21. I read about this some time ago, it is very interesting. I also remember the articles about dinosaur foot prints found in Texas. It is also interesting to think about scientists time table for events like this in regard to when these creatures walked the earth. The prints in Texas were had the distinct impressions of human tracks made in the same dinosaur tracks. That kind of blows evolution scientists ideas that dinosaurs lived long before man evolved.
  22. Go to a Title company and ask these questions of them. They can guide you through the process and will certainly find out who is on both the deed and mortgage. Someone is paying the mortgage and is most likely the responsible party that would be due any overage after any sale is made. You cannot sell without going through either a Realtor or Title company, so it is best to start there. Another thing to think about is that banks do not lend money for mortgages without someone to guarantee the loan, their name, or names will be on record with the county and the bank. The name or names on the record of the deed will be the actual owners of the property. The church business meeting minutes should record vital information in regard what was done in relation to the church property and when it was done. Names of people would also be on the minutes.
  23. A good choice HC. When I was in Alaska I made book shelves that looked just like those, they served very well until I moved.

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