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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in The Local Church.   
    1 Thessalonians 2:14, "Followers of Other Good Churches"
    "For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews." 1 Thessalonians 2:14

    The apostle Paul had previously shown how the churches, which were regional, or local, in Judaea, a region of Israel, had suffered intense persecution by their own countrymen. The Thessalonian saints willingly followed the examples of the churches, or assemblies, of the saints in Judaea in following Christ. And, because of their faith in following Christ, and His doctrines, the Thessalonian church was persecuted by their own countrymen.

    The apostle Paul is very clear in his meaning. The churches in Judaea were separate congregations of believers from the churches in Thessalonica. The two regions, or local areas, were not connected, or governed, in any manner, with any ecclesiastical hierarchy, bishop, Pope, Priest, denomination, or other governmental body.

    The church, as a body of believers,  in Thessalonica willingly made the decision to  follow the example of the good churches in Judaea.

    A true New Testament church does not have any ecclesiastical body over them. All New Testament churches, or assemblies, are independent and make their own decisions in church matters.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Pensacola Bible institute   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from HappyChristian in Pensacola Bible institute   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from DaveW in Pensacola Bible institute   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from DaveW in “Move Forward” or “Stand Still”—Which is it?   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from John Young in “Move Forward” or “Stand Still”—Which is it?   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in “Move Forward” or “Stand Still”—Which is it?   
    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.  🤨
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in One World Government vs. National Sovereignty   
    Wretched,
    I agree with your writings on globalism, socialism, leftists, the billionaires and there agenda, etc... except for one point. I do not think, but will not argue the point, that the 'lie' of 2 Thessalonians 2:11 is the lie of "globalism" and all that it entails.
    It is my firm understanding that the United Nations, the globalists, Socialists, etc... are leading up the one-world government that will be led by the anti-Christ.
    It is my firm understanding that the events on Genesis 11:1-10, the tower of babel, will be repeated on a world-wide scale with the United Nations, and the globalists, at the head.
    So, I agree with the article except that I believe the 'lie' is not the globalist movement.
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in Why Don't Baptist Fast   
    Quite frankly, the title of this thread is misleading and somewhat deceitful. The title implies that Baptists do not fast and therefore Baptists are not spiritual and do not obey the admonition to fast. This is one of the reasons why I have never commented on this thread the years that I have been on Online Baptist. In other words, the title of this thread already insinuates that "Baptists" do not fast which is an error.
    Quite a few "Baptists" do fast; they just don't tell everyone about it.
    Why? The Lord Jesus said, "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, which seest in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18
    Normally, when I fast, and I am a Baptist, only my wife knows as she cooks the food I would normally eat and maybe the children.
    'nuff said.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Last one to post in this thread wins   
    😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to John Young in Last one to post in this thread wins   
    I heard the first are actually going to be last so does that mean the one who started this thread is the real winner? lol
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from John Young in Pensacola Bible institute   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from HappyChristian in Pensacola Bible institute   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Pensacola Bible institute   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to PastorMatt in Introductions   
    I'm heading out to preach at Vision Baptist College tomorrow, when I get back I'll see what I can do. Thank you.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Introductions   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Introductions   
    The short answer is yes, it is possible with the programming this board runs under. The board owner sets all board parameters when he sets up his board. If BroMatt has chosen to not implement this feature he may have a good reason for it, or he may have simply not thought of it as important at that time.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to DaveW in Steven Anderson   
    Why even bother?
    This guy is clearly a false teacher, and no Bible lover should have anything to do with him.
    I don't know why you insist on defending a man who is so clearly a bad testimony for the Lord, and who is so clearly a false teacher, and so clearly a hateful man.
    Anything that he gets right you can find with teachers who don't have his false teaching.
    In my opinion, anyone who is so prominent as a teacher online and promotes themselves as such is unbiblical - IF he is a pastor (regardless of what he calls himself), he should concern himself with the flock to which the Lord has given him.
    NO MAN is Pastor to the world. God gives pastors to individual churches, not to the "whole world".......
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Ukulelemike in Pastor's Wife in dire health-need prayer   
    Update: Spoke with her husband last night, he said there has been some healing, that the area between her stoma and her abdomen, where the leakage into her gut was, has begun to heal and there is now a barrier there, keeping to manure, (as my wife calls it) out of her gut. So a step forward. Thanks for prayer and keep it going!
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Ukulelemike in Pastor's Wife in dire health-need prayer   
    Just a bit over a year ago, my wife and I celebrated her year since she almost died, and spent 5 months in the hospital for a very serious health conditions. The prayers of the saints all over did mighty things, and my wife is still here, getting stronger each day as she continues in recovery.
    That being said, I have recently met another pastor, by phone, whose wife had suffered something similar, though lighter, and had to have a temporary ostomy. When the time came to have her bowel reconnected, apparently it failed, and flooded her abdomen with a great amount of stool and infected blood, which caused serious sepsis. This is virtually identical to what happened to my wife initially, which is why I am bringing this up. His wife has subsequently had to be given a long incision in her abdomen to do cleanings, (like my wife did), and there is great concern over whether she will survive this. The reason I keep mentioning my wife is because it is so similar to what she endured, yet through prayer, faith, and capable doctors, she survived what even her surgeon didn't expect her to survive, and knowing this, I believe this dear pastor's wife can, as well. 
    So I would lift her and her husband up in prayer for this-if the Lord allows her to live, it will be a long journey. His church is soon having a special meeting for a couple days, and I know they are still having it, but I know this will affect him. So please lift them up in prayer for mercy, healing and grace. I am thankful that my wife and I are able to use the great hardship we went through to be a help to them in this time, having person experience with it from many perspectives.  Thanks all. 
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in Introductions   
    If the mods do decide on some sort of introduction, it would help all of us if we had more than a brief introduction.
    In other words, some introductions are maybe a sentence or two in length, with no  real testimony, no real church affiliation, a very broad statement of salvation, work in the church, etc...
    Some of the introductions are so generic, short, broad in scope and meaning that they are almost useless in letting us know who we are dealing with.
    Maybe the mods can suggest in some way a paragraph on salvation, church affiliation, whether or not the individual is in the ministry, etc...
    Also, as with the last two individuals, in the last two weeks, they joined and immediately they got into a very controversial subject and we really do not know much of their background. It is obvious to me that the last two individuals joined Online Baptist knowing what we believed and came just to cause trouble and stir us up. I suspect they are laughing behind our backs and enjoying the fireworks that they cause.
    And, probably, except for one or two instances, the malcontents are not even taking the time to get to know us, be friendly to us, or have some fellowship. 
     
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Church needs a pastor.   
    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.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to No Nicolaitans in Offline King James Bible Search - August Update   
    Clayton,
    If you see this, and if I may ask...
    Why have you included the Apocrypha in the latest version of your offline Bible?
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in Pastoring involves?   
    2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in The Local Church.   
    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.

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