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  1. The apostle Paul was referencing Numbers 25 where disease women form Moab had infiltrated the camp and were intentionally spreading disease and a false sex cult religion. God had promised to protect the people of Israel if they were obedient to his law and covenant but if they partook in the sins of the people around them and rejected his laws then God said they would also partake in their punishments of sexually transmitted disease that had been placed upon the wicked who practiced fornication as a form of worshiping their false Gods. Exodus 15:25-26 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 26 and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. We see the same today. While our particular sexually transmitted viruses we have today are not as bad as the one they experienced we still see that those who sleep around will most likely contract and carry many STDs while those who only have one sexual partner, with their union protected by the marriage covenant, will not have any STD. In this we learn that STDs are a punishment from God upon those who reject his word. We are God's creation so he can do whatever he wants with us. In His creation he set certain things in motion to fulfill certain functions (viruses, bacteria, and other very small creatures, etc) but because of the sinful environment man has created these things can mutate and or get into places that they shouldn't be that can harm us. If we do not follow His warnings then He will allow theses things to harm us as a form consequences of our rebellion and freewill.
  2. When we did the membership at our church plant, in addition to a proper salvation and baptismal testimony we also required them to read and generally agree with our "Articles of faith" and in those areas in which they disagreed on a minor point they had to agree not to go against its teaching. Considering the Great commission is threefold (Salvation, Baptism, Discipleship) potential members were required to agree with the church's method for each.
  3. Because nowhere in the text does it say its referring figuratively to the womb and neither do your referenced verses. It simply is not a metaphorical passage but a describing actual literal actions taken by Christ. Apostle Paul is not making poetry about Christ physical birth but rather contrasting literal actions that Christ took as his Death Burial and Resurrection. As to Psalms 139:15 David is not referring to his formation in the womb but rather to his "substance". His elements in the earth formed by God long before he was conceived that would one day make up his body. Psalm 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. As to Isaiah 51:1 that is a figurative allusion, but not of a womb, but of a rock quarry.
  4. You may be looking at 1 Timothy 3. The assignment is for 2 Timothy 3 2 Timothy 3:10-17 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
  5. To say nothing of the fact that it is literally Christ, God the Son, who took the Book out of God the Father's hand and is opening each of the seals. Also, the fact that much of the Judgement God sent against Israel in their disobedience appeared "man made" but was clearly claimed to be by His determinant will that could be changed. Such as in Ezekiel 21, letting them know the King of Babylon at the crossroads was his doing and what they did next would determine which road God would send him down.
  6. I'm sure that book would be generally good but I have not read it. Also because it comes from "bible.org" it will probably not be using the King James Bible but their version called the "New English Translation" or "NET Bible" as a short name. The "NET bible" is an online "contentiously updated" version of the bible that also cross references many study materials to the bible passage you are reading at the time. Many like it because of the study feature and its ability to quickly be updated to reflect the latest and greatest in scholastic discoveries. The problem with this is that their bible is always changing depending on who is in charge and what the culture pressures them to change at the time. It also becomes too easy to rely on the study material to tell you what the bible says rather than doing the study work yourself. Which may be quicker learning at times but also causes errors of the teacher to be passed down to the student and will be hard to unlearn later when you find the mistake. Modern bible versions encourage the mindset that the "original bible" has been lost so we must "find" and search for older manuscripts that are "closer" to the originals. Therefor, this idea has let to many new bible versions that are contentiously updated and changed. However the bible teaches that God has preserved the bible and has entrusted it to faithful men to pass down to us today and that we will pass it to the next generations (Psalm 12:6-7, 2 Timothy 2:2) . The King James Bible is translated from the faithful text and is considered to be a faithful English translation of what was passed down to us. Therefor our bible does not need to be changed and can be relied on to teach us the truth. As you search online for study material, you will come across generally good teaching materials but if they use a bible different then the King James Bible then you will see that they ultimately do not rely on a faithful bible that was passed down for their teaching but believe the bible and doctrine can be changed based on what men can "discover" from places other than the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible must be the highest authority that changes us and should not be changed by lower authorities (Romans 13:1-2, Psalm 138:2). This goes for the study material we chose to use as well. The best study material will always bring you back to the bible in your study to find your answers. This is why I like the teaching material from www.baptistpublications.org. The book I recommended can be ordered from this link http://www.baptistpublications.org/p/D-ABCB.html I am not sure of how ordering it from China will work but if you are unable to get it then we can look around for an online alternative that might work.
  7. I was able to find a PDF copy of Larkin's Revelation work here for anyone who would like to read it: http://www.earnestlycontendingforthefaith.com/Books/Clarence Larkin/Revelation/ClarenceLarkinTheCompleteBookOfRevelation.pdf This copy probably has a variant page structure then your hard copy as the section on the 24 elders started on page 31 in the PDF.
  8. I have not yet read what Larkin teaches on the 24 elders, so someone can let me know if this lines up with his teachings or not. We do know that they represent the Israel and the Apostles because OLD and NEW Testament saints together make up the New Jerusalem saints. They without us were not made perfect because Christ had not yet redeemed them from Hell until he died, went to Hell for them and brought them to Heaven. They are NOW in Christ just as we are and have all the rewords of a NT believer in addition to those of Israel. The 12 tribe fathers and the 12 apostles of the Lamb (David's Household leaders) were all promised thrones to rule over the twelve tribes of Israel. Daniel 12:11-13 and Job 19:25-27 are not referring to the resurrection specifically (as we all receive our resurrected bodies at the rapture) but more specifically to their inheritance of land on the earth in the Kingdom which happens at the decent of New Jerusalem after the tribulation period. Israel's tribal fathers will rule the world, Jerusalem Apostles will rule the nation of Israel, and Christ will rule Jerusalem. Numbers 1:44 These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers. Numbers 7:2a that the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes of the tribes, and were over them that were numbered... Psalm 122:3-5 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: 4 whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. 5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:7-9 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. 8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. 9 For the Lord’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
  9. I think this is the main reason a lot of theologies get the events of Revelation wrong. Instead of searching the scriptures for specific answers to a difficult passage or term, they appeal to "logic", allegory, some event of history or current event that "seems to fit", or some other arbitrary idea or application. I'm convinced that every term and event presented in Revelation can be found in the OT scriptures and that we do not need to go outside of them in order to discern what is meant in Revelation. Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. Galatians 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:10d for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
  10. I joined in January 13, 2015 but had problems longing in at the time of the study so I was a member but hadn't been able to participate or read it. While I was familiar with Larken's teaching and charts, I left off studying Revelation commentaries until after I was confident of the general order of things from my own study. Particularly when it comes to Revelation, everyone and their dog seems to have an interpretation and news paper in hand and early on in my study it just seemed to confuse the topic. For that reason I didn't even take the Revelation class in college as I didn't want to get caught up in anything that might be wrong. So in looking over the review of his book and charts its nice to see that we are generally on the same track and that it confirms what I have studied on my own. I'm about halfway done reading the study and will let you know if I have any questions.
  11. It can be described well enough to be understood what it is and that it is sinful and why and how the character got involved in it but it not to do so in order to give pleasure or delight from its description. Remember also, even the law of God is pure and holy but to condemn sin it needed to give examples of sin. It is not wrong and it is even helpful sometimes to describe it. Sadly many will take the warning and use it to teach them how to sin. Yet that is not the fault of the Law but the evil manifestation of the Law breaker. Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
  12. That makes sense. I see the events starting in progressive order with the the results of each continuing into the next. The Basic order of events being in four sections, at the end of which is a return for and a judgement. The 7 Churches he admonishes Holy Ghost Filled Saints and prepares them for His inseminate return for them and Judgement in Chapter 4. The 7 Seals is the events preparing the way for His Glory to return and cleanse the Israelite Temple and seal the 144,000 in chapter 7. The 7 Trumpet events are there to prepare the World for the return of the Lamb in Chapter 14 to set up his Earthly Kingdom. Then the 7 vials judging the Wore and preparing for the return of the Word of God and Jerusalem in Chapter 19/21.
  13. Some of the best Fundamental Baptist Bible study material that I know of can be gotten from www.baptistpublications.org . It is a ministry out of Bible Baptist Church of Oak Harbor Washington Pastored by Brother Robert Sargent. They do not have an "online course" but they do have material showing local churches how to start their own Bible Institutes (http://www.baptistpublications.org/INST.html). Their source material is also set up for new believers to be mentored by an older believer in the faith. They have their teaching material organised in three groups "Basic Discipleship" (The ABC's of Christian GROWTH), "Advanced discipleship" (The ABC's of Christian MATURITY) and "Institute curriculum". In all the cost for materials is around $500, which can be bought a little at a time and is well worth the price and will provide many years worth of productive study. The main course descriptions I've posted below form their site shows what is taught and for how much each book is: The ABC's of Christian GROWTH $11.00 (PRODUCT DETAILS: by: Robert J. Sargent. Proven doctrinal and practical lessons to help disciple new Christians and refresh older saints. Suitable for personal study, one-on-one discipleship, group study, all-church series, family devotions, high school devotions, jail ministries, radio ministries -- you name it! It works! Requires students to search the scriptures (AV1611) to find Bible answers. Suitable for adults and youth. Lessons are based on the letters of the alphabet, with two introductory lessons (making 28 lessons in all). A - Assurance; B - Bible; C - Church; D - Daily Walk; E - Enemy (Satan); F - Family; G - God; H - Holy Spirit; I - Immersion; J - Jesus Christ; K - Kinship (Baptist heritage); L - Lord's Supper; M - Missions; N - New Birth; O - Obedience; P - Prayer; Q - Questions often Asked; R - Return of Christ; S - Separation; T - Tithing & Stewardship; U - Unity; V - Victory; W - Witnessing; X - X-Rated for Baptists; Y - Your Church; Z - Zion. THIRD EDITION: Revised 2004. 187 pages. 8½" x 11" spiral bound. The ABC's of Christian MATURITY, Volume 1, $16.00 (PRODUCT DETAILS: by: Robert J. Sargent This Bible-study manual follows the format of the popular ""The ABC's of Christian growth,"" and presents in-depth studies on a wide range of thought-provoking, sometimes controversial, subjects. It is designed to challenge Baptists to get into the Word of God. Suitable for adults and older teens -- a great resource for busy pastors. Two volume set. VOLUME I... A - Apostasy. B - The Bride of Christ. C - The Crucified Life. D - Divorce. E - Education. F - Financial Freedom. G - The Gifts of the Spirit. H - Hell. I - Israel. J - Judging & Discerning. K - The Kingdom of God. L - Liberty, Legalism, & License. M - The Mysteries of God. 204 pages. 8½" x 11" spiral bound. The ABC's of Christian MATURITY, Volume 2, $16.00 (PRODUCT DETAILS by: Robert J. Sargent. This Bible-study manual follows the format of the popular ""The ABC's of Christian Growth,"" and presents in-depth studies on a wide range of thought-provoking, sometimes controversial, subjects. It is designed to challenge Baptists to get into the Word of God. Suitable for adults and older teens - a great resource for busy pastors. Two volume set. VOLUME II ... N - Numerology; O - Offenses & Forgiveness; P - Precepts, Principles, Preferences; Q - Qualifications of Officers; R - Repentance; S - Sin, Suffering, & Sickness; T - The Tabernacle; U - Unseen World; V - Preacher's Vocation; W - Role of Women in Churches; X - Xcuses; Y - Youth; Z - Zeal. 204 pages. 8½" x 11" spiral bound. ENGLISH Bible Institute curriculum. Baptist Doctrine (In 4 volumes, $16 per book) $64.00 ( PRODUCT DETAILS by: Robert J. Sargent. A FOUR volume set of Systematic Theology, arranged under the following sections: 1. An Introduction to Theology. 2. The Doctrine of the Bible (Bibliology). 3. The Doctrine of God (Theology Proper). 4. The Doctrine of Christ (Christology). 5. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology). 6. The Doctrine of Man (Anthropology). 7. The Doctrine of Sin (Harmartiology). 8. The Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology). 9. The Doctrine of the Church (Ecclesiology). 10. The Doctrine of the Unseen World(Angelology). 11. The Doctrine of Last Things (Eschatology). Four volumes, 848 pages. [Revised 2006] 8½" X 11" spiral bound. Based on the Authorized, King James Version and thoroughly Baptist. Because of the amount of material, our recommendation is that the first two books be covered in the student's first year, and the last two books in the second year. THE LECTURE HEADINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS: VOLUME ONE AN INTRODUCTION TO BAPTIST DOCTRINE An Introduction to Baptist Doctrine THE DOCTRINE OF THE SCRIPTURES (BIBLIOLOGY) The Nature of the Bible Revelation and the Bible The Inspiration of the Bible Defined The Inspiration of the Bible Demonstrated The Inspiration of the Bible Defended The Canonization of the Bible The Credibility of the Bible The Authority of the Bible The Preservation of the Bible The Translation of the Bible The Versions of the Bible The Student of the Bible THE DOCTRINE OF GOD (THEOLOGY PROPER) The Concept of God The Existence of God The Essence of God The Nature of God - His Natural Attributes The Nature of God - His Moral Attributes The Sovereignty of God The Names and Title of God VOLUME TWO THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST (CHRISTOLOGY) Introduction to the Doctrine of Christ The Pre-Incarnation of Christ The Incarnation of Christ The Nature of Christ - His Humanity The Nature of Christ - His Deity The Person of Christ The Offices of Christ The Atonement of Christ - Defined The Atonement of Christ - Explained The Atonement of Christ - Applied The Resurrection of Christ The Present Work of Christ The Future Work of Christ THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (PNEUMATOLOGY) The Personality of the Holy Spirit The Deity of the Holy Spirit The Works of the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Baptism The Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit VOLUME THREE THE DOCTRINE OF MAN (ANTHROPOLOGY) The Creation of Man The Nature of Man The Fall of Man THE DOCTRINE OF SIN (HARMARTIOLOGY) The Fact of Sin The Nature of Sin The Effects of Sin THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION (SOTERIOLOGY) Introduction Law and Grace Repentance and Faith Regeneration Justification Adoption Election and Predestination Sanctification Eternal Security Prayer and Fasting VOLUME FOUR THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH (ECCLESIOLOGY) The Biblical Definition of a Church The Church and the Kingdom of God The First New Testament Church The Relationship of Jesus Christ to His Churches The Government of a New Testament Church The Officers of a Church Scriptural Baptism - its Subjects Scriptural Baptism - its Modes Scriptural Baptism - its Symbolism Scriptural Baptism - its Administrator The Lord’s Supper Tithing and Stewardship The Discipline of a Church The Purpose of a Church THE DOCTRINE OF THE UNSEEN WORLD (ANGELOLOGY) The Existence and Nature of Angels The Ministry of Angels The Person and Nature of Satan The Works of Satan Devils or Demons THE DOCTRINE OF LAST THINGS (ESCHATOLOGY) The Course of this Age The Seven Judgments The Two Resurrections The Millennial Kingdom of Christ The Eternal State Old Testament History, $16 (by: the late Dr. Gary S. Prisk. Lecture notes covering the Old Testament in a chronological way from Genesis to Esther (Creation to the Captivity). 255 pages. 8½" × 11" spiral bound. Personal Evangelism, $20, ( Robert J. Sargent. This manual provides an excellent tool for training men for the Baptist ministry. It is a comprehensive study in the theology and methodology of soul winning, emphasizing three important areas of personal evangelism: the message, the motivation, and the mastery of winning precious souls to Jesus Christ. The lectures are: 1. The CALL to Personal Evangelism 2. The REASON for Personal Evangelism 3. The MESSAGE of Personal Evangelism 4. The PROCESS in Personal Evangelism 5. The EXAMPLES of Personal Evangelism 6. The POWER for Personal Evangelism 7. The TECHNIQUES of Personal Evangelism 8. The CHALLENGES in Personal Evangelism 9. The SEQUEL to Personal Evangelism As with all Bible Baptist Church Publications materials, this publication holds the Authorized, King James Version to be the pure, preserved Word of God in the English language, and is Baptist in its doctrinal content. The book includes a Resource CD containing evangelistic Bible studies, and suggested student book reviews and assignments. 216 pages 8½" x 11" spiral bound The Life of Christ, $10 (by: the late Dr. Gary S. Prisk. Lecture notes surveying the four Gospels, designed to give the student a working knowledge of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. 127 pages. 8½" x 11" spiral bound. A recommended adjunct and resource for this course of study is “An Historic Harmony of the Gospels.”) Harmony of the Gospels, $20, (by: Robert J. Sargent. A four-column chronological harmony of the four Gospel accounts of the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, accompanied by maps, chronological notes, and a detailed chart of the “passion week.” Unlike most other harmonies, this volume does not correct the Word of God and it presents a Wednesday crucifixion in accordance with Matthew 12:40. Fully indexed. Great library and study tool. Recommended for use with The Life of Christ course. 220 pages. 8½" × 11" spiral bound.) Life & Labors of Paul the Apostle, $25, (by: Robert J. Sargent. This manual presents a comprehensive study in the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul, including a presentation of the geographical and political background of his day, the chronological and historical account of his life and ministry, and an examination of his sufferings and prayer life. Significant emphasis is placed upon Paul's "missionary methods," comparing and contrasting them which the methods of the 21ST century. 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A Time Line of the Life and Labors of Paul 272 pages 8½" x 11" spiral bound) The New Testament Epistles, Volume 1, $24.00 (by: Robert J. Sargent A New Testament Introduction (The Pauline Epistles) A thorough study of each of the 13 epistles penned by the apostle Paul, under the following heads: Author Writer Addressee Place of Writing Date of Writing Occasion forWriting Canonicity Theme Key Verse Style of the Book Outline of the Book Homiletic & Doctrinal Appeal Problem Texts Exercises Review Questions Includes a thorough Introductory lecture and a Background lecture. Designed for classroom lectures, but also eminently suitable for personal study and as a valuable reference tool. 240 pages, 8½" x 11", spiral bound.) The New Testament Epistles, Volume 2, $24.00 (by: Robert J. Sargent. A New Testament Introduction (Hebrews & the General Epistles) A thorough study of each of last eight epistles contained in the New Testament, under the following heads: Author Writer Addressee Place of Writing Date of Writing Occasion for Writing Canonicity Theme Key Verse Style of the Book Outline of the Book Homiletic & Doctrinal Appeal Problem Texts Exercises Review Questions Designed for classroom lectures, but also eminently suitable for personal study and as a valuable reference tool. 136 pages, 8½" x 11", spiral bound. Expository Bible Teaching, $25 (by: Robert J. Sargent. A comprehensive study in the doctrine of the Scriptures, hermeneutics, synthetic, analytic, and auxiliary Bible study methods, coupled with the history of interpretation, a section on applied teaching and public speaking techniques. 332 pages. 8½" x 11" spiral bound.) Church History, Book 1, $25 (by: Robert J. Sargent. A detailed study of the history of the Baptists from the time of Christ and the apostles to the present day — set against the backdrop of a general ecclesiastical history. Newly revised, with additional information. VOLUME ONE: From the days of the apostles to the end of the Dark Ages • An Introduction to Church History • Christianity in the First Century • Christianity in the Second Century • Christianity in the Third Century • Christianity in the Fourth Century • Christianity in the Fifth Century • Christianity in the Sixth Century • The Growth of the Papacy • Light in the Gloom: The Paulicians • The Golden Years of the Papacy • Medieval Baptist Churches and Groups • The Decline of the Papacy • The Anabaptists, 2014 revised edition 246 pages 8½" x 11" spiral bound) Church History, Book 2, $28 (by: Robert J. Sargent. A detailed study of the history of the Baptists from the time of Christ and the apostles to the present day — set against the backdrop of a general ecclesiastical history. Revised, with additional information and updating into the early-21st century. VOLUME TWO: From the Protestant Reformation to the Present Day • The Protestant Reformation (Part One) — in Europe • The Protestant Reformation (Part Two) — in Great Britain • The Counter-Reformation • The Development of Protestantism • Roman Catholicism in the 17th & 19th Centuries • A General Church History in North America • Baptist History in North America • The Baptist Union in Great Britain • The Ecumenical Movement • Baptists in the 21st Century • National Church Histories (Australasia) 2014 revised edition 325 pages 8½" x 11" spiral bound) Homiletics, $12, (by: the late Dr. Gary S. Prisk. A study in the preparation and delivery of sermons. Instructs the student in expository, topical, and textual sermons.125 pages. 8½" × 11" spiral bound.) Bible Preaching, $15, (By: Robert J. Sargent. A training manual designed to be used by pastors and evangelists to train their men in the science and art of effectual Bible preaching. The book has two main divisions — the Preparation of Sermons (Homiletics) and the Preaching of Sermons (Oratory). The lecture chapters are: · Introduction to Homiletics · Sermon Basics · Sermon Types · Sermon Construction · Sermon Illustrations · The Invitation · Preaching Basics: The Setting · Preaching Basics: The Speaker · Preaching Basics: The Style. Each lecture includes study questions. There is also a preaching evaluation form, and two assignments. 192 pages 8½" X 11" spiral bound) English Bible: Manuscript Evidence, $34, (by: Robert J. Sargent. A comprehensive study in Bible Introduction, tracing the history of the Bible from GOD to MAN — from God's revelation of His eternal Word to the Authorized, King James Version we hold in our hands. This manual was written to help prepare men for the Baptist ministry. It demonstrates why the Authorized, King James Version is the pure, preserved Word of God in the English language from a doctrinal, historical, and textual standpoint. This publication makes good use of charts to help simplify complex facts. It comes complete with study questions and assignments. Three valuable appendices list details of papyrus, uncial, and minuscule manuscripts; the translators of the Authorized, King James Version "Preface to the Readers;" and a list of English translations, versions, and paraphrases, etc. published since 1611. All are placed in .pdf format on a CD-ROM insert to the manual. The 14 lectures are as follows: 1. Revelation. 2. Inspiration. 3. Communication. 4. Canonization. 5. Preservation. 6. Desecration. 7. Emancipation I. 8. Emancipation II. 9. Translation. 10. Coronation. 11. Publication. 12. Discrimination. 13. Proliferation. 14. Altercation. 397 pages + appendix CD. 8½" x 11" spiral bound.) Pastoral Theology, $40 (by: Robert J. Sargent. This manual presents a comprehensive guide to preparing God-called men for the Baptist pastorate. The volume comes complete with study questions and an assignment. It also includes a resource CD-ROM that serves as a companion to the lecture notes. As with all Bible Baptist Church Publications materials, it holds the Authorized, King James Version to be the pure, preserved Word of God in the English language, and is Baptist in its doctrinal content. The lectures are as follows: PART I What a Pastor Is His Mandate His Making His Marks His Manners His Mutualities PART II What a Pastor Does The Pastor as a Messenger The Pastor as a Master The Pastor as a Minister The Pastor as a Militant The Pastor as a Mentor PART III What a Pastor Grapples With His Money His Menaces His Moving 386 pages + Resource CD 8½" x 11" spiral bound) Baptist Polity, $35, (by: Robert J. Sargent. A course of study in applied ecclesiology, presenting principles and practices for 21st-century Baptist churches. Topics include: 1. Baptist Distinctives. 2. The Doctrine of the Church. 3. Baptist Baptism 4. Church Membership. 5. Church Discipline. 6. Church Offices. 7. Ordination. 8. Evangelists. 9. Church Government. 10. Church Autonomy. 11. Comparative Ecclesiastical Government. 12. Church Ordinances. 13. Alien Immersion. 14. The Lord′s Supper. 15. Church Meetings. 16. Church Music. 17. Worship. 18. Church Finances. 19. The Role of Women. 20. Evangelism. 21. Organizing a Church. 466 pages. 8½" × 11" spiral bound. Includes a comprehensive resource appendix on a CD-ROM (adding another 265 pages). Appendix includes a sample set of By-Laws.) Women in Ministry, $20, (By: Vicki L. Sargent. A complete training course, specifically structured to help train and prepare godly women to work alongside their husbands as pastors? wives and/or evangelists? wives. This course has seven chapters: The Role of Women in Baptist Churches. Your Perceived Life. Your Personal Life. Your Family Life. Your Church Life. Your Ministry Life. Your Approved Life. 216 pages. 8½" × 11" spiral bound.)
  14. By "concurrently", Do you mean progressively in order, all at once, or like the first seal happening with the first trumpet, and first vial, etc?
  15. I'm not sure why you keep thinking I'm making excuses. My replies are not excuses or "different stories" but my attempts to explain to you what I wrote. It is not hard to see what I meant. Even if its not to your likening. Obviously we Gentiles never have kept "the Passover" or are we to keep any OT or Jewish tradition. However, to ignore Passover events, and what they were called in the Bible and how they relate to our Easter events, how the Jewish Christians integrated them, especially in this conversation and particularity as to the details of Acts 12 where the only KJV mention of Easter is, is to be a bit thick headed. I've tired to explain what I meant several times but if you want to call my replies excuses or demand that I apologies for some wrong or error on my part, then I can't help you, because what you accuse me of saying I'm clearly not. If I confused or frustrated you in the way I worded my reply to Invicta as they relate to that week then I'm sorry.
  16. I was referring to the events in Jerusalem in Acts 12 where "Easter" refers to Jews vs. the Jewish Christian's events. I did not mean to imply that it was a world wide Christian tradition to keep the week of unleavened bread. Only that the OT Passover was held in the days of unleavened bread and that the Christians hold the Lords supper in place of the ceder or with the supper and then the Easter celebration just after that week, the following Sunday.
  17. We Gentiles don't but the Early Christian JEWS of Jerusalem did in Acts 12. They kept the Passover week as part of their National traditions and celebrated Easter (Resurrection Morning) at the end of those events. Remember Christian Jews were still doing all their national events and traditions, including Paul who kept many feast in Jerusalem and even took a Nazareit vow the whole of his third missionary journey then went to the temple, under the instruction of James and the Church to the temple, with Four other Christian Jewish men to offer up his hair. We Gentile Christians on the other hand only observe the lord's supper in place of the OT Passover and then Easter the following Sunday Morning. Because we are factoring in dates and times in this discussion, the days of unleavened bread do factor into our conversation as relating to the Passover/Lord's supper, Lamb Temple Sacrifice/Christ Sacrifice, then Easter as being Resurrection Morning. For the JEWS it is traditionally all Passover/Pesach week but for the Gentile Christian it is traditionally Easter Week. That is why the Translators translated the Greek "pascha" as Easter in Acts 12:4 because they were telling English speaking Christians that Herod was waiting until after Resurrection Morning and not just the Jewish Passover supper that had already past earlier that week. Acts 18:18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. Acts 18:21 but bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. Acts 21:20-27 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: 21 and they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs. 22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. 23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; 24 them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law. 25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, Acts 24:17-18 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. Easter E'ASTER, noun A festival of the christian church observed in commemoration of our Savior's resurrection. It answers to the pascha or passover of the Hebrews, and most nations still give it this name, pascha, pask, paque. ~ Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition
  18. We also have to know what is Testament, which rules over all mankind and what is a personal or group covenant which rules over only a select group of people. While we can learn what God likes and wants by looking at an individual or group covenant, but we are not obligated to keep a covenant we are not in. The National covenant of Israel also standardized what they were to do in regard to Testament obligations so there is some overlap in laws so their covenant is a good good tool to see what was required of God for the Old Testament as well. Many Nations, though not under the National covenant of Israel, have been blessed by aliening with the laws and structures of Israel so though something bay not be an obligation for us to keep it can make for good practices for society and health as a whole. Today we live in the New Testament because Christ took over Old Testament Melchizedek priesthood, and sacrifices for intersession for mankind, so we do not do any of the Levitical sacrifices, or holy days, or cleansings for physical righteousness (though they are sill good for basic hygiene!).
  19. Are you saying that Jesus' resurrection was on Friday before dark? The Jewish sabbath starts on our Friday night at dusk.
  20. We don't but that's what the Passover week is called in scripture. Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. 2 Chronicles 35:17 And the children of Israel that were present kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days. Ezekiel 45:21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 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. Mark 14:12 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
  21. In the quote his words are in black and mine are in red. Scripture that I reposted is in green. I didn't accuse him of anything.
  22. Israel means "God's Prince" which meant that God gave him power and authority and protection, both in heaven and in Earth, to rule over God's nation of Covenanted people. When Jacob ruled in faith the Bible would call him Israel but when he was fearful or in doubt of God's promises and protection he would be called Jacob in the Bible. Many times His name would alternate from Jacob to Israel in joining chapters. The "Nation of Israel" is more properly called "the Children of Israel" and is in reference to all of those who exited Egypt with Moses (including the mixed multitude that did not come physically from Jacob) and partook of the Israelite Covenant at Mount Sinai. Often when God promises to do something for the the nation of Israel, even when they do not have faith in His promises, then He will refer to the nation as Jacob. The "Israel of God" is in reference to those in the covenant of Israel and are also believers in Christ. The "Israel of God" does not include all believers but only the believers who are also in the "covenant of Israel". Those who do not believe in Christ but were born in the covenant of Israel will be "cut off in Righteousness" when Christ returns to set up the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. I can give a verse study later that shows these things, when I have more time.
  23. Easter is not pagan. It simply means "to rise in the East" and is a early Christian reference to the resurrection morning, which they memorialized at the end of their Passover week. Her is a good link from Brother Will Kinney's website that ducuments the proper meaning of the work and why the pagan myth is in error: https://brandplucked.webs.com/easter.htm?fbclid=IwAR3vdsm5pUf08BLNz8IEoA-pwQDxnsyiZc7tG9M_1FFFFRQb3DAuKoPNxf0
  24. To be clear, I believe Anderson and those in or friendly to the NIFB need to be called out on their errors in doctrine and practices but that it should not be mixed with unprovable rumors, assumptions about their motives, questioning their salvation, or personal ad hominem attacks to their person. Their error will not go away with sharp rebuke either as it is a doctrinal thing that is causing their errors and not mere disobedience to things they already know to do. The only thing that will work is clear and patient biblical teaching to their questions, regardless of how we are treated in response. 2 Timothy 2:24-26 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

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