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  1. There is a guest book on the funeral home website for people to leave thoughts, stories, memories an condolences about Dr. Ruckman for his family. Please, If you post there be kind as it is for good memories for his family to cherish. He was not a perfect man and he taught several things I do not agree with but he was God's man, who was faithful to his calling, and our brother in Christ. http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=peter-ruckman&pid=179724493
  2. SOME FINAL WORDS ON DR. RUCKMAN . . . ~ James L. Melton Over the past few days, many of us have grown contemplative and have taken time to express our gratitude for the righteous warrior who fought so long and valiantly among us and was then called home to glory. If the following words appear too lofty and exaggerated, it is only to those who never knew him, never understood him or his calling, and never had their lives totally transformed by his instruction. Peter Sturges Ruckman stood as a righteous giant among men and a choice instrument in the hand of God. His enduring devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ through the better part of seven decades saved sinners and strengthened saints by the thousands. In addition to being a beloved patriarch to his family and a faithful pastor to his church, to hungry Bible-believers the world over, Peter S. Ruckman was a Spirit-gifted preacher of God’s word, a theological genius, a master teacher, an accomplished artist, an exhaustive author, a champion of truth and a fearsome warrior. Dr. Ruckman was put here to be a rock-solid leader for serious Christian soldiers, and we are exceptionally blessed and honored to have been counted worthy to receive his instruction. By the grace and goodness of God, much has been entrusted to us, so much shall be required of us. Doc’s war has ended, but we remain on the battlefield, and the hottest battles lie just ahead. May we renew our commitments to our Saviour, gain a fresh new zeal and vision, and then press onward. Bro. Ruckman fought the good fight and finished his course. By the grace of God, we must do the same. “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.” (II Sam. 10:12)
  3. "A message from Jack T. Chick about the passing of his good friend and KJV Bible defender, Dr. Peter S. Ruckman" ~Rick Eme John 15:13 I am in mourning over the loss of a dear friend. Fox Television cannot stop talking about a supposedly brilliant man formerly known as Prince. But one of the great generals of the 20th and 21st centuries died the same day, and there isn't a peep from the media. We had many things in common. Both of us were sign painters. Both of us were illustrators. And both of us were saved within a year of each other. We were on two sides of the continent, winning souls in different ways, but with faith in the same God and the same King James Bible. And both of us are hated by the same Christian leaders! On the other hand, how could I have bonded with a guy with such a high IQ? But God used both of us in our different ways. God used him as a brilliant man, and me as an average cartoonist, both with a heart for the lost. Right now, I imagine Pete's enemies are happy. Rome is certainly happy. The critics against the King James Bible are happy. But I'm not happy. He was one of a kind. There are so many former students who have gone out into the mission field, who are grateful for Pete's encouragement and teaching, who are taking risks all over the world because of the investment Pete made in their lives, and the burden for the lost he shared with them. But I am sure they are still heavy-hearted about his leaving them. You know, Pete always advertised three Chick tracts in every issue of the Bible Believers Bulletin. I never asked for it, but Pete always put them in. He was always encouraging to me, too, selling our tracts and books in his Bible Baptist Bookstore. Pete has gone on to his reward, and I remain. But I will never forget Dr. Peter S. Ruckman. And no matter your opinion of him, you can't say you didn't know where he stood, for the Lord and for the King James Bible. Your brother in Christ, Jack T. Chick
  4. The funeral will be this Tuesday at his church. http://store.kjv1611.org/funeral-information/
  5. Dr. Peter S. Ruckman past away today. Dr. Peter S. Ruckman (November 19, 1921 -April 21, 2016) received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama and finished his formal education with six years of training at Bob Jones University (four full years and two accelerated summer sessions), completing requirements for the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree. Reading at a rate of seven hundred words per minute, Dr. Ruckman had managed to read about 6,500 books before receiving his doctorate at an average of a book each day. Dr. Ruckman stands for the absolute authority of the Authorized Version and offers no apology to any recognized scholar anywhere for his stand. In addition to preaching the gospel and teaching the Bible, Dr. Ruckman has produced a comprehensive collection of apologetic and polemic literature and resources supporting the authority of the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures. http://store.kjv1611.org/funeral-information/
  6. Praying that God would soon provide a good house for us near our church in our price range. The distance makes it difficult to minister to the area properly but the prices are so high that even if we got a mortgage they would be difficult for us to afford and those we can afford are quickly bought up by investors. If everyone could help pray that God will provide it for us, we would be very grateful!
  7. Believing is the point of salvation and that saving faith is always coupled with a call upon the Lord for salvation. Just as a man cannot "say a prayer" to be saved he cannot "believe" and keep silent. Either by calling on the Lord for it, asking for it, acknowledging it, being led in it, or etc. It makes little difference exactly how it is said but that one does call. Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Matthew 7:7-9 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groaning swhich cannot be uttered.
  8. It is clear to me that Luke is alluding and contrasting the Resurrection in Acts 12. By this time, the Passover is no longer about OT Passover for the Christian. It would be quite silly of them to simply celebrate the Passover and just ignore all of the Easter events of the week or to keep quiet about the fact this was the time of year the Christ was crucified and rose again. Acts 12 is about Herod, the Jewish leader, trying to vex the church and please the Jews during a time very important to everyone. The best way to please the Jews that is to stifle the church's resurrection event and to keep the events limited strictly to those of the OT Passover. Acts 4:1-2 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, 2 being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. I've taken the liberty of copying Acts 12 below and noted in red how I think the passage events compare to the events of Christ's resurrection. Note the intents of Herod's actions at the beginning then notice how God turned it around. Acts12: Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) Jesus also was taken during this time. Pilate found no fault in Jesus but because he wanted to pacify the Jews he allowed Jesus to be taken and killed. Herod captured James during the days of bread and killed him. Rather than kill Peter whom he captured, soon after, he decides to keep him until "after Easter". Not to be put to death, but to be brought forth to the people. Matthew 27:16-20 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Jesus was put in a tomb guarded by soldiers with the command to guard the tomb until AFTER the third day. Matthew 27:62-66 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch. 5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: Up to this point Herod thought he was in control of everything happening to Peter..... but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. 6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. The Angel of the lord rolled the stone away from the tomb of Jesus and the Angel of the Lord freed Peter by opening the doors. Peter rose while it was dark the same day he was to have been brought forth and Jesus also rose before the dawning of the day. 12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. 14 And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. 15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. 16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. 17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place. Jesus too had women bare the message after the resurrection. At first they thought Jesus was a spirit as well. Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. Luke 24:21-23 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23 and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter. 19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. The Roman soldiers could not keep Jesus as well and were paid off. It seems that Herod did not feel like paying these soldiers...... Matthew 28:11-15 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13 saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. And he went down from Judæa to Cæsarea, and there abode. 20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king’s country. 21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. Here we see Herod is struck down....24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. This shows that the Word of God, Jesus Christ, prevailed over Herod. In this battle for the people. 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.
  9. Hi, Heir of Salvation. I fixed your post for you...... It must have been something of an issue if the translators found it fitting to change every Pascha to Passover EXCEPT for Acts 12:4. Its clear they knew the meaning of all three words and chose to use the English Chrsitain Pascha, Easter, rather than use the Jew's Pascha, Passover. Simply put, none of the other Paschas in the bible meant Easter except for Acts 12:4.
  10. Basically, to simplify, before the NT the Greek/Hebrew Pascha meant the time when the lamb was slain, blood was posted, and the children left Egypt. In today, in English, this is our word Passover. AFTER the resurrection Pascha was no longer about the Passover lamb but the risen Christ and Acts 12:4 shows the tipping point, if you will, between the Church and the Jewish concepts and emphasis of Pascha. Pascha in all languages NOW does not mean OT Passover but it means NT Easter. It is now a Christian word for a christian event. In Greek they had to say "the Jews Pascha" in order to distinguish Passover from Easter. (type "Passover" into the English to Greek translator and the Greek words "jewwish pascha" is what you will get.) Today, if the Greeks want to speak of OT Pascha they can say "pass over" and it would be more accurate then just using Pascha but that would have to be up to the Greeks to figure out. As for English speakers we already have our two words to differentiate between the OT and NT events.
  11. In Greek, Pascha refers to all the events which surround the holiday, regardless of wither the events are OT or NT, Jewish or Christian. However, in English we make a distinction between the OT events, calling those "Passover events" and the NT events calling those "Easter events". This is why the book of John, the oldest gospel, would sometimes say "the Jew's Pascha" (in reference to Passover) to make sure the readers did not confuse it with the Christian's Pascha, which we in English now call Easter. Luke is writing to Theophilus about the Christian events of Pascha in Acts 12 so the English word Easter has to be used to make that distinction clear in English. Herod and the Jews wanted to destroy the people's faith in the Christian events of Pasha. That is why they wanted to wait until "after Easter" because of the main event of the Christian Pascha, the resurrection, occurred the first day after the week and was considered the main part of pascha by the church. So if Herod (and by default, the Jewish leadership) still had Peter "after Easter" then it would be a sever blow to the people's faith in the Christian church. If Herod was simply waiting until "after Passover" (only after the Jewish feast events) there would really be no real reason to show Peter to the people.
  12. I suppose Easter in Acts 12:4 is important to me personally for a few reasons. Whither or not it is important to others I suppose is up to others. Below are some of my reasons for spending time on the issue. It may seem rehashed but I figured I would post anyway. (It can't hurt right?) I. The word Easter shows the accuracy, precision, care and consideration of all the scriptures the translators took when they translated a word into English from the other languages. The English word Easter used to be how they always translated Pascha/Pesach into English but it was not an accurate translation because it did not mean Passover of the OT. Historically, originally the weeks events were defined by the Passover and had OT perspective on events, but by the time English people needed a bible, that same week in Christianity had a NT perspective and was defined by the resurrection and christian events and was called Easter week. Same week but with a different focus. Tyndale's creation of the English word "Passover" was more accurate and restored the focus of Pascha back to the OT event. So the translators switched to the more accurate Passover except for Acts 12:4 because the context of scripture demanded "pascha" have a more Christian meaning then OT Passover could give it. Easter is a closely related event in the Passover week but was an event that did not exist until the resurrection. After resurrection it became part of Passover for the Christian Jew. The "People" in Acts 12 knew very well that Christ rose the first day after Passover and the context demanded that this Pascha included the resurrection event. The translators could not translate Pascha to "resurrection of Christ" because that is not what Pascha meant. Nor could they simply have the "Passover of the Jews" but they could use Easter, which is "Passover of the Christian" and which had its focus on Christ's resurrection. II. The Pagan Myth compromises the integrity of Christian scholarship and research practices. The myth states that "Pascha is translated Easter instead of Passover in Acts 12:4 because it is a reference to Herod's worship of the pagan goddess Ishtar." This statement is wrong on many levels. A. It uses vague connections prove its claims on the text: 1. It links Easter to Ishtar by the way of the anglo-saxon goddess Eostre. The problem here is that there is only one source for the existence of Eostre. The 8th century historian St. Bede was researching the etymology of the April month "Ēosturmōnaþ" and stated there used to be a goddess Eostre of the dawn by which the Saxons used to worship in April but that could not be confirmed because the practice had died out before the 8th century and no one worshiped her anymore. Many scholars think Bede made her up in order to justify the name of the month. The month may not have been named after a goddess at all but simply met "dawn month" to signify the end of winter. The only link Easter has with the goddess here is the root word meaning of "dawn" which in is self has no religious meaning. By the time they started translating greek and latin into other bibles the word Easter practically had no connection in the mind of any translator or reader to a supposed goddess. 2. It claims pascha here was pagan and did not have anything to do with Passover. The idea that Pascha can be used to refer to pagan worship is just plain wrong. Biblicly it always refers to anything dealing with the Passover time. Not once has it been used in reference to a pagan event. If the translators meant it in this way we could safely say that they were wrong and stupid about the context of scripture, or just plain lying. Practically all professonal translators today agree this Pascha must be translated in light of the Passover. 3. It claims Herod was pagan and worshiped Ishtar. There is no evidence anywhere that Herod was pagan. This connection is made simply by the claim that "Herod was an Edomite and the Edomits worshiped Ishtar." This claim goes directly against known History. The fact is that Herod was a third generation proselyte to the Jewish faith and his ruling family always tried not to appear as foreign rulers. Herod Agrippa was actually loved by the Jews and went to great lengths to take part in all Jewish activities and particularly avoided anything that might offend them. The whole reason for his actions in Acts 12 was to please the Jews, to prove the new Christian church to be wrong, and to restore faith in the Jewish religion in the eyes of the people. There is no way he would compromise all that, particularly in the middle of Passover, in order to worship a highly unpopular pagan goddess of the hated pagan neighboring nations. B. The main purpose of the Myth was created to cause doubt: 1. In the Roman Catholic church. The main purpose of the Babylon books was to show how Satan is perpetuating a counterfeit human religion which existed from the start of Babylon even until now in the RCC. In the process of they endeavor they touched on many things including Easter in which they linked to this Babylon religion. In order to make the link they started with the English word and automatically linked it with Eostre and the RCC without even considering its etymology or history. (http://www.biblebelievers.com/babylon/sect32.htm). They did this to create doubt in the False practices of the RCC but what the myth actually does is create doubt in their main body of work. 2. It created doubt in the work of the KJV translators. Hislop states "Every one knows that the name "Easter," used in our translation of Acts 12:4, refers not to any Christian festival, but to the Jewish Passover. This is one of the few places in our version where the translators show an undue bias." Implying that the translators deliberately mistranslated the word and that they were trying to promote a Pagan holiday of the RCC. Today many KJV activist ignorantly repeat and modify the Myth in order to say the translators were correct in translating pascha as Easter because it actually was referring to pagan Herod's holiday! Rather then creating confidence in the KJV or the KJVO people who use this argument it actually creates doubt in their overall efforts. 3. It gives fodder to atheist and conspiracy theorist to mock Christianity. Easter is the time to focus on the resurrection and is often the only time many will darken the doors of any church. Rather then create confidence in the resurrection the Myth switched the focus every Easter onto how Christianity is deceptively causing their adherents to ignorantly worship the pagan goddess Ishtar. The Myth does not prove or create confidence in anything. Its only purpose is to doubt in the mind of the reader. as to the verasity of Easter and of the resurrection itself. I could go on but I won't. Needless to say its important to me because I love truth and do not want to be propagating false information and bad research. Even if it seems to (at first) support my cause. Romans 6:1-2a What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.
  13. Pascha in no way could possibly mean a pagan holiday in Acts 12:4 or anywhere else because it is the same word used for the Passover week in the NT. So wither it was translated Passover or to Easter in the English it is connected with the Jewish and the Christian events and in no way pagan. The people who make a pagan connection to Pascha are mistaken and need to take the time to properly study the etymology and history. Contextually Easter of Acts 12:4 can only be referring to a Passover event. It cannot at all support the pagan myth. This AIG article is pretty good at showing the origins of the pagan myth and I highly recommend reading it: https://answersingenesis.org/holidays/easter/is-the-name-easter-of-pagan-origin/ Easter here was not referring to the feast itself but to the Christian observance at the end of the feast. Easter is the English word which was originally used for translating all instances of Greek and Hebrew words in the bible regardless of what it referred contextually, but after Tyndale created the specialized English word Passover, the Greek and Hebrew were changed to more accuratly translate the word into english. It was translated to Passover for the feast and Easter was retained in Acts 12:4 For the Christian observance which occurred just after the end of the Passover week. Matthew 26:2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. Luke 22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. Acts 12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter [after Pascha] to bring him forth to the people.
  14. Good point Brother Kurecki, I think I can work in a short explanation before the repent paragraph about how sin cut us off from the Spirit of God and keeps us from God and that nothing can restore us except faith in Christ who was our sin payment through his death burial and resurrection. I would like to mention the shed blood as well....The difficulty is that there is only so much space on a flyer!
  15. "So I am going to go off the Bible, KJV, period, and make my arguments based therein." Brother, little if anything which you stated about Easter is based on the context of Scripture, history, or etymology. The sources your position comes from was based on shoddy research, questionable sources, and connections made mostly on feelings of the authors who were overzealous to find anything disparaging the Pagan Roman Catholic church that they were willing to sacrifice a Perfectly good Christian word coined by the Early Christians to describe the most important event in human history.
  16. Easter in Acts 12 is not a reference to Herod's Holy day. It was a reference to the Resurrection of Christ which the church was going to celebrate after Passover. Harod was going to hold Peter until the Christian celebration of Christ's resurrection because he wanted to vex the church and please the Jews. On the day of Christ's resurrection, Easter, he was going to bring him forth probably as a mockery. A sort of Anti-resurrection.But instead the guards lost Peter just as they lost Christ. Also on Easter day Harod dies and "the word of God grew and multiplied." Easter is an English Saxon word which means "the sun rise in the East" and is from an older Christian church word "Pesach" (hebrew p "esach") which was always used to refer to the morning Christ arose. The confusion over the word is from when the bible writers transliterated the Hebrew concept "Passover" into Greek. The Greeks did not have a word for Passover so the christian writers transliterated the Hebrew word "pesach" into "pascha" to refer both to the Hebrew Passover and to the Christian resurrection as it was the closet equivalent concept and occurred ruffly at the same time. The concept for the resurrection came first to Greek then the concept for Passover came second and for the Christian the Passover culminated with the Resurrection of Christ our Passover Lamb so in time the Passover became simnomenus with the Easter event. Where as the word "pesach" (east dawn/morning) originally only referred to the resurrection event commonly today became the word for the whole Passover holiday week. Both concepts Passover and Easter were introduced in Greek writing by Christians who taught Christ resurrection as being the main event and the Passover that was merely the starting of that event. Later Wycliffe created the word "Passover" to distinguish it from Easter so that he could use "Passover" instead of the Easter which had not yet happened in the OT. That's essentially what the article bares out but in more detail.
  17. I think most of us agree that Easter is the correct word in Acts 12:4 but for different reasons. Take a look at the myths that people present and also see what I believe is the correct view in the article in the link: Easter has always been a Christian word for the Resurrection of Christ; http://www.kjvtoday.com/home/easter-or-passover-in-acts-124
  18. By now you may have heard about Kyle Odom. He is the man that tried to kill Pastor Tim Remington of "The Alter Church" up here in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, this last Saturday, March 5th, and then flying to Washington DC to warn the President of the Martians hiding among us. Its my opinion that after reading his letter to KHQ, the local news station, that this guy was possessed/opressed by devils and over time increasingly manipulated by them. Here is the link to the letter: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/khq/ODOMDOCS.pdf I could not help but have the opinion that from his own words he most likely was progressively being oppressed/possessed by devils which started at his meditation "experience" and which eventually pushed him to his mental delusions. He did not personally believe in God or the spiritual world so the only way he could rationalized it was to call "them" martians who "telepathically" communicated only to him. He could not believe they were in his head so he projected "them" on to others around him. His own spirit seeking help directed him to The Alter Church but "they" kept him from getting spiritual help there. Kyle was clearly a smart and rational man trying to make sense of what was happening to him but when one who is not born again spiritually, with the spirit of Christ in themselves, they will never be mentally prepared to deal with the wiles of an all too real devil. Now that he is in custody I'll be praying that Kyle gets the Spiritual and mental help that he needs to be freed from "them". (Romans 8, Ephesians 6:10-20, Mark 5:1-20)
  19. Truth be told it has mostly been people like Trump who have been the "power behind the curtain". The only reason he and people like him do anything is to bluster their business. In the past he has supported whomever was good for him. Presently that is himself as the contestant of the ultimate reality show and Trump advertising/propaganda campaign. If people were voting their Christian principles they would not be voting for Trump in the primaries. Don't vote for Trump as if he was already the nominee but vote for a righteous principled constitutionalist like Cruz instead. Afterwards, when the true nominee of the people is selected, (be it Cruz or Trump) then we can worry about "beating Hilary".
  20. Not a problem Ronda. I agree with you. Kasich is not the best option but in comparison with the candidates that is just my personal ranking if I had to vote for some one other then Cruz. I personally liked Huckabee but now that he is out I'll settle for Cruz.
  21. I may eventually. but as it stands now my choice is Cruz. Second would be Kasich mainly because he knows how to run a state. Third would be Rubio. If they all drop out I may look into a third party candidate as a protest vote even though I know they will not win. I doubt I can in good conscience vote Trump even though he would be a better choice over Hilary or Sanders for our country.
  22. John Kasich seems to have composed himself fairly well. At least the few times I have noticed him anyway.
  23. I'm pretty sure Trump will do well with the democrat voters in the overall election. I think the only reason Hillary is doing so well is because she is going up against a socialist whom many democrats won't vote for and on the flip side Bernie seems to be doing well only because many democrats don't want Hillary. There was a token third democrat candidate, O' something or another that may have had a chance but the media ignored him to the point of censor. I'm not surprised most people in both parties will vote for him. The only thing I was really surprised with was how well he did with "men of God" early on and even now. I thought Cruz or Huckabee would do much better with them even though they would do much worse with democrats then Trump would. I would argue that Cruz and Rubio are constitutionally qualified but its not really a point I care to argue.

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You can contact us using the following link. Contact Us or for questions regarding this website please contact @pastormatt or email James Foley at jfoley@sisqtel.net

Android App

Online Baptist has a custom App for all android users. You can download it from the Google Play store or click the following icon.

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