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Everything posted by Jim_Alaska

  1. Would you two guys be willing to provide Scripture showing that Jews had to be baptized to be saved?
  2. This "baptism" is something quite different from the Holy Ghost empowering the church as an institution. The bible speaks of different kinds of baptisms and for different reasons. Baptism is NEVER a condition for salvation, no matter who it is that is being baptized; speaking of your statement of the Jews being baptized for forgiveness of their sins. Yes, all Israel will be saved, but not by baptism, but by the very same blood as we, the blood of Jesus, when they realize that Jesus really was The Messiah that they had denied.
  3. If I am understanding what you ask, the answer is no. This was the empowering of the church as the institution that Jesus founded. His church has already been empowered on the day of Pentecost to carry out His work and there is no need for further empowering. The was only one day of Pentecost, so only one event is needed. I hope I understood what you were asking.
  4. Just think of a campfire. You look at the fire and it is not even, you see different peaks of fire coming up. That is the "cloven" aspect of what the Scripture calls cloven tongues. So, the picture that Rebecca supplied it probably a pretty close facsimile.
  5. BB, you asked for a source, he gave it in bold-underlined text. It was not hard for me to copy and paste that text into a search engine, brought it right up. You didn't ask for a link, you asked for a source that he already gave in his OP.
  6. Dinner on the hoof and it comes right to you. Harvest time!
  7. My meals have been simplified lately. Due to health issues I am off of all carbs and sugar. So, it's usually just meat or fish and veggies, and most of those are green. I do find that having to do without carbs, I need to eat more of what I am allowed to eat. So, tonight it was three hamburg patties and a package of frozen Asparagus.
  8. Any church business should be presented to the whole congregation before any business meeting concerning it is conducted. It is not fair or ethical for only a few, even if they are staff, to know about and deliberate on things before introducing them to the congregation. In this scenario the few get plenty of time to talk things over, examine them, take and make suggestions and such. Then it is presented to the congregation, to whom this is all brand new and they have no time to even think about it before having to discuss and vote. I am talking about important church business, not something as simple as who is going to bring what to a pot luck. For important church business time should be provided for people to think, discuss, and research any important business. To me, this can be one o the main problems with having things like Deacons and committees and extra staff. Even thought some of these may be needed in a large church, they should not be allowed to "run the show".
  9. Thanks Bro. Matt. I was wondering why it was posted exactly the same in two or three places.
  10. They are an association by their own definition. This is not Independent. Any church that is part of a "movement" or is influenced by anything outside of their own church is NOT Independent. The word, "Independent" automatically separates a church from association or convention churches. Words have meanings, but today many ignore the actual meaning in favor of trying to be something they are not.
  11. CHS lays it all out plain, simple and honest. He doesn't pull any punches in this book, I have always considered it a "must read".
  12. Acts 2:21 (KJV) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 16:30 (KJV) And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Acts 16:31 (KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 4:12 (KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 11:14 (KJV) Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. Acts 15:11 (KJV) But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Romans 5:9 (KJV) Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 10:9 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:13 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Isaiah 45:22 (KJV) Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
  13. Sounds good Bro. Tony. Last night I had two Salami sandwiches; quick and easy and didn't feel like cooking.
  14. Herein lies the danger I am forever warning against: That danger is listening and watching preachers and services from churches other than your own. For proof of the validity of this concern, just consider than this preacher has gone off the tracks and there is no way to tell where or when else he has done so. God put us in a local church for valid reasons, one of those reasons is so that we will not be exposed to things such as this that was posted, and especially from a preacher that is SBC. Many times those that follow these preachers from outside of their own church do not even realize that they are following a man instead of being Spirit led. This makes them susceptible to following false doctrine and error without many times even knowing it. In posting about this issue, I especially noticed that Bro. Tony said this: "I'm seeing quite a bit of this in nearly every sect of the Baptist church". This would indicate to me that Bro. Tony is visiting many other churches, other than his own. But even more disturbing is his indication that he may think that Baptist means universal church. This is what is indicated when someone says, "the Baptist church", in the singular voice, but meaning all churches instead of local churches. When I hear this phrase I always want to ask, "which Baptist church?" Please understand that I am not picking on Bro. Tony here, I am specifically warning against following preachers other than our own and indicating the error of universal church as opposed to local church. Just some thoughts as I read the forum early this morning and saw this post. If I offend anyone including Bro. Tony, please understand that is not my intention, my intention is simply to warn against error and preachers that have the capacity to lead others in their error.
  15. Protein? Quick and easy? Open a can of beans, micro for 3 minutes. There, now you have proteins and quick and easy. There is more about NO cleanup, but I'll save it for another time.
  16. Brother Morales, your font color is very difficult to read and the story you tell is exceptionally long. Other than that, it is interesting, thank you forr it.
  17. Not writing about Mr. Locke, but I thought that the statement you made about what preachers need to focus on needed a response. My response is that this is not what preachers need to focus on; their focus needs to be on feeding their flock, that is their marching orders. John 21:15-17 (KJV) So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. This does not preclude preachers from winning souls for Christ, it is just not to be their main focus.
  18. Yes Jeff, justified means to be saved. Justified means: "declared or made righteous in the sight of God." "a person or persons believed to be worthy, redeemed, or absolved: Good works are logically and morally necessary, for they are nothing more or less than the evidence that one is indeed among the justified."
  19. I am not a big fan of ham, but do like it if it is not too salty. It seems like these days any ham you buy in a market is way too salty. There is no need to inject that much salt in ham. Smoked ham is a bit better, but they still add salt. Lately I have found nice ham slices at Walmart. They are not expensive and good center cut. The only problem is salt. Of course you can never tell how much salt they have until you eat them. So, I buy them once in a while, but don't make it a "must have" for my monthly shopping list. So, last night I made a shrimp stir fry. I always like this and use my own recipe. This is a meal that I make a lot of, volume wise, so I can just reheat it for another meal without going to all the trouble of cooking another night. Very filling and not too expensive. The most cost is the shrimp, but even then it makes for a decent priced meal, especially since I get two meals out of it.
  20. Invicta, I don't know what Pods Liver is, I don't even know what a Pod is. I am so sorry to hear of your experience at the restaurant, it sounds serious. What you were sent sounds like a heart monitor; I had one they gave me once and it records what your heart is doing in a given amount of time and records it for the doctor. This tells them if the problem you have is your heart. You should not wait too long to use it. It is important they they see the records soon so they can deal with any potential problems.
  21. I have always thought that the word "ever", when used after the word "forever" multiple times, was redundant and uncalled for. Forever is just what it says and adding the word "ever" multiple times does not and cannot make the time span longer. As an example, I once heard a preacher say it this way trying to make the point in his sermon: "Forever and ever and ever and ever and ever." To me repeating the word "ever" in no way makes forever a longer time period; you are only repeating the word "ever", which is not a length of time. But that's just me being "picky".
  22. England must be quite different in what is offered in markets. here I have never even seen lambs liver for sale. I'll bet it is good. I do chicken liver quite often, but decided to take a break with the claves liver. I do the chicken liver rolled in four and slowly cooked over moderate heat until browned. I like it plain, just like I described with no added onions or gravy.
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