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Everything posted by Jim_Alaska

  1. Thank you for that clarification Jerry. I am a real stickler when it comes to people defining "church". Especially when they try to define it as "the church" and include all believers as "the church". Thanks again, may God richly bless you as you serve Him, Jim
  2. Brother Jerry, you have done a wonderful short study on this subject. It is very edifying with one exception in my eyes. You say this in number five: "The Holy Spirit resides within every born-again believer and every born-again believer makes up the church." While the Holy Spirit does reside in every believer, you can only say that "every born-again believer makes up the church" if you hold to a Universal Church position.
  3. Over time I have found that many times there is an earlier, as well as a later, fulfillment for some prophesies.
  4. It's a really old joke. Been going around church circles for years.
  5. Thank you for this update Brother Dave. I will certainly add her to my daily prayer list.
  6. The writer of this hymn, Horatio Spafford, composed this out of a heart of sorrow for the loss if his child at sea and a heart of thankful assurance that his soul was destined for heaven, even in the midst of this great loss.
  7. Well done on your part Bro. Matt, thank you for all that you do.
  8. While it is true that members cannot delete, they can update or modify. Two options for this are: 1. use the quote option and add or subtract what you want to edit or modify. 2. use the reply option and edit or modify. In both cases it would be wise and prudent to add text saying what you are doing, so people don't get confused. Of course the old post will still be there, but if you make it clear that you are editing or modifying it, there should be no confusion.
  9. Tonight I did my Shrimp Stir Fry, easily enough left over for another meal. Yay!
  10. Hugh, you are seriously confused and also confuse others with what you try to say. Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven, it doesn't matter which; Israel does not "become" either.
  11. That is like saying it is okay to go to a barroom to preach. Scripture says to not cast our pearls before swine. Wrong is wrong, and if you associate with wrong you are wrong.
  12. Believe what you will, I can edit any time, even weeks later.
  13. I don't think anyone has said or indicated that baptism was unnecessary or meaningless.
  14. This verse has nothing to do with baptism at all. I am afraid that you are so confused by what you believe or have been taught that neither you, or anyone replying to you, can reply without confusion. Israel does not become The Kingdom of God, as you indicated above. You waffle hopefully between water baptism and what you call national baptism, of which there is no such thing. This thread has become hopelessly mired down in confusion.How about we try this: Does a person have to be baptized to be saved? A simple yes or no will suffice, no more confusion.
  15. People were created to be a social species, taking away their ability to socialize with others creates great harm to both society as well as individuals. Distancing ourselves from others creates fear and anxiety, which in turn helps those that seek to control us, to more easily control us through fear.
  16. When you press "edit", the window that opens is the edit window, you simply put your cursor where you want to change something and change it. The board software does not limit your ability to edit, I do it all the time, as others do also.
  17. Hugh, they were not baptized to be saved, they were baptized because they were saved. Please notice that the preaching of John said, "repent and be baptized". The result of his preaching was all those that did repent, which incidentally were the same people that Jesus chose to form His church. But the point you are missing is that no one in the Bible, in any age, had to be baptized to be saved, whether they were individuals or as a nation. I don't know where you learned this stuff, but it is not Baptist at all and certainly not Scriptural. You can't just say "stuff" and make it up as you go. No Scripture teaches baptism for salvation. Salvation is completely by Grace, through Faith, with nothing added or subtracted.
  18. OK Hugh, show me scripture that says that Israel has to be baptized to be saved as a nation for the Kingdom of Heaven.
  19. So then, by saying that "The Nation of Israel didn’t crucify Jesus Christ and reject him yet", are you then saying that after this happened people had to be baptized to be saved?
  20. I am missing your point Hugh, is there one?
  21. Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
  22. Like I said, I am no fan of Joe Biden. But the indication in the original post made it look like he "shut down" something that was up and running, it also indicated that this would cause gas prices to rise. It had not been built, he did not shut down an existing pipeline, he pulled the plug on a "permit".
  23. I was referring to the "other posts" that the article mentioned. But yours was along the same lines, probably because you bought into the same kind of misinformation. It is easy to check these things out before buying in to things posted on the Internet.
  24. The one in Alaska was supposed to be a natural gas pipeline, not oil. I lived there through the whole existing Alaska Pipeline construction and after. The proposed gas pipeline has been held up for more than twenty years. No construction has ever been done on it.
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