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John Young

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  1. In a church I helped with here in Michigan considers Pastor and deacon as church offices separately accountable to the congregation. The Pastor was in charge of all things Spiritual and the deacons in all thins material. In particular this was necessary because it was a small church with bi-vocational pastors who often talked the talk but did not have the long term goals of the church in mind and only after they were there for a while would it come out that they weren't planning on growing the church or being there for very long and would only want material control to help themselves to the re
  2. Ezekiel 18:20 is about each person's sin actions during the time of their nation's destruction. Gehazi's punishment was a physical condition past down to his descendants. While things we do can affect those in this life God will judge our souls based on things we personally decide to do and not on what our parents decide. For ever is referring to the leprosery and not to the descendants. It doesn't mean for all eternity he'll have descendants. For all we know he decided not to have anymore descendants. Additionally we know leprosery won't extend into eternity and so it only refers to
  3. It really depends on the audience. If I'm at a street corner preaching mainly to red light traffic and cross walkers then I limit it to gospel verses with small explanations and a plea to believe on Christ, lasting no more than a minute at a time but I'll cycle through several gospel verses and thoughts just in case someone stopes to listen for a few minute. If you know that they'll be in earshot longer than five or ten minutes like a bus stop area or park you can have a more complete plan with themes and if more then 15, as in a college campus, event, fair, etc. where people are not in
  4. Well it was in the name....I'm sure it wouldn't have been as bad if it was called Peacemaker Fundamentalist forums or Grow in Grace, etc. (lol)
  5. Its pretty clear it was just after his baptism that they went full time following Jesus on his three year evangelistic ministry. Some think his ministry was only six months long though, other s claim only a year and a half, so maybe that was what he was thinking but I think for those numbers you really have to mess with the scriptures structure too much.
  6. This short but powerful message of Alan's sums up his life's mission. He lived it to the very end for the Glory of God. Another classic sermon of his was about heaven and the New Jerusalem. He loved the topic and now he is living it. These two messages from Alan will be a blessing to hear. Though he is gone we will meet him again!
  7. Ten Years after the resurrection of Christ we find that the church in Jerusalem is prospering and the Jews are becoming more and more jealous of the popularity of Christ. This was particularly felt during the Passover week (days of unleavened bread), as the Christians focused less on the Exodus aspects of Passover and more on the Christian aspects culminating with Easter (sunrise) morning Resurrection on the first day of the week after. On this tenth anniversary of the crucifixion Herod wanted to please the Jews by harassing the church by taking Apostle James and executing him. Seeing thi
  8. You could always do what the kings did and write your own updated copy.... That way it can be in your very own version of the English language. Deuteronomy 17:18-20 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: 19 and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: 20 that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he t
  9. What would be your alternative solution to update these while retaining their accuracy?
  10. It must be because it also still uses the word besom.....
  11. A good translation from english speaking breathern can come from the KJV into a any native language but a refined accurate and precise translation most likely will have to come from the work of the native breathern themselves. Unless the native Christian equips themselves for the task, they will not have a perfect translation in their own language.
  12. I appreciate your comments and I think they show the right spirit in which most faithful King James Bible users approach the scriptures.
  13. And that's the issue with updating based on archaism. Words and grammar fall in and out of common use. The fact that the King James has been the common bible for over 400 years and has been attributed to being one of the major influence in stabilizing English, means that even if a section of the population feels that portions are out of date, that is only their subjective opinion. Because of its common status and continued influance and role in English psych, everything contained in it, other than spelling changed from 1611, is not archaic. Rather, as part of popular english christian li
  14. It not endless debate. Rather it points to the disconnect with our translation philosophies, as to the primary purpose for the scripters we use.
  15. Okay then....Do you believe they can understand the Spiritual aspects of scripture without the Spirit of Christ?
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