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1Timothy115

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    1Timothy115 reacted to PastorMatt in Baptist church destroys and kills a child's spirit   
    Unfortunately, some churches do display this kind of behavior. Like Pastor Markle said, put your trust in God alone and not people.
    May I ask what hypocrites in the church have to do with your individual relationship with God? Your faith should be in God, not a pastor or people
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    Different indeed. "Most Americans wouldn’t know how to survive being hindered by illness or disability." This story reminds me of Joni Eareckson Tada. Have you ever heard story of Joni's life or heard her sing, Alone Yet Not Alone? You know her husband had to help her breath so that she could sing that song. There are two ways to come out of disability, either bitterness or beauty. Many Americans are depending on someone other than Jesus Christ.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    “When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.” ~ John Calvin
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Quotations Anyone?   
    Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.
    Ann Lamott
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    "I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell."
    William Booth
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    I have noticed that when I hear something that I should walk away from, if I decide to keep my mouth shut instead of opening it, I don't find my foot in it! 
    Martha Louise Lanius in speaking to a group of ladies at her home church several years ago!
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in if my people...   
    "Our evangelical faith (which I believe to be the true faith of Christ and His apostles) is being attacked these days from many different directions. In the Western world the enemy has forsworn violence. He comes against us no more with sword and fagot; he now comes smiling, bearing gifts. He raises his eyes to heaven and swears that he too believes in the faith of our fathers, but his real purpose is to destroy that faith, or at least to modify it to such an extent that it is no longer the supernatural thing it once was. He comes in the name of philosophy or psychology or anthropology, and with sweet reasonableness urges us to rethink our historic position, to be less rigid, more tolerant, more broadly understanding."
    THE WANING AUTHORITY OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCHES, A.W. Tozer
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Tools and the Bible   
    It is my firm belief that we Christians must use the Bible to evaluate sociological tools and not the other way around.
    It appears that ill-meaning groups would attempt to impose social engineering tools or systems on the Christian's Bible based practice of faith. I believe this effort formed under the administration of the 44th president and continues under the current administration.
    Case in point is critical race theory proponents desiring Christians to evaluate their Biblically held faith practice and doctrines  in light of the new theories of "personal and systemic racism."
     
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    The Lord has been good to me and I have decided after many months (actually since I had a mild virus in Dec. 2019) of observation and attention to outcomes that I will no longer wear the mask and will not consider having the covid-19 vaccine. I'm not tempting the Lord, I praise Him for the health and life I've had to date. I will praise Him eternally if He takes me home tonight.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Hello, I'm BrotherTony   
    Welcome aboard.
    I have an SBC pastor friend in S. Tex. I met on line who I hope to meet personally this year. We both served in the Navy so we kind of hit it off on several points. I can fellowship with folks not called "Baptist" without reservation. After all its all about the relationship with Jesus Christ (shh...don't tell anyone but he was non-denominational) ✝️.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Hello, I'm BrotherTony   
    Welcome aboard.
    I have an SBC pastor friend in S. Tex. I met on line who I hope to meet personally this year. We both served in the Navy so we kind of hit it off on several points. I can fellowship with folks not called "Baptist" without reservation. After all its all about the relationship with Jesus Christ (shh...don't tell anyone but he was non-denominational) ✝️.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from Salyan in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    The Lord has been good to me and I have decided after many months (actually since I had a mild virus in Dec. 2019) of observation and attention to outcomes that I will no longer wear the mask and will not consider having the covid-19 vaccine. I'm not tempting the Lord, I praise Him for the health and life I've had to date. I will praise Him eternally if He takes me home tonight.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    I've got several nieces who are nurses, and a nephew=in-law as well. Two of the nieces who are nurses have had "the virus," but one doctor I know says that it's not a virus at all, but a bacteria that is in the lungs. He used to work for Mayo and did his internship at John Hopkins years ago, and he says that the information that he tried to put out was blocked by the CDC and the NIH, and WHO wasn't too happy with him either. He know several Italian doctors who stopped treating it as a virus and they had their patients recover within 48-72 hours instead of weeks. They still have some residual affects, but they're doing much better than those who have been treated for this as a virus. I'm weighing all the evidence, but I won't post which one I believe it is here. My wife and I believe we had it back in Dec 2019. We had bloodwork done, and the doctors couldn't really describe what they saw. They told us that it wasn't the flu, pneumonia or anything they knew of. They put us on antibiotics and we both were sick for about three weeks (thankfully my wife was off those three weeks for vacation) and recovered well. I know my BIL was just released yesterday from the Order of St. Francis hospital in Peoria, IL and they said he had "Covid Pneumonia"  and that he might need to be on oxygen for a while. He' seems to be doing fine without it. Antibiotics and aspirin.  I hate talking about this thing, but it keeps people in fear, and I hate to see people in fear. Everyone has a set time to die, and they're not going to go before their time unless the Lord decides otherwise.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to jeff_student_of_Jesus in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    I thnk someone told them that they had a virus.  However,  after
    Watching for over a year,  looking for anyone, anywhere, any doctor,  any scientists,  any virologist,
    to show by laboratory proof (medical proof without fraud or quessing)
    that they had any virus at all.   Three times this year alone , on Seniorsonly Club,
    the CDC published that NO ONE in the world has proven it is a virus causing any disease.   (and if anyone could, if anyone had the resources,  they sure would seem to be the ones to prove it or find it somewhere).
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Salyan in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    Exactly. A virus with a (in my county) 99.96% survival rate is not worth the title of ‘pandemic’, no matter how much they try to redefine the word. 😠
    Also, real pandemics don’t require marketing campaigns. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    This was found to be true here in the Nashville area. Someone was hit by a car and killed near Nashville, and one of the things listed as "cause of death" was the coronavirus. It was horrifying to my wife and me. We also have heard of others who have had family members dying of cancer or a heart attack who have gotten the death certificate stating that the coronavirus is a contributing cause. They are threatening legal action against the county coroner, the doctor and the hospital for allowing this lie to go unchecked. 
    I know here in the Middle Tennessee area, many people refused to wear masks and many didn't go along with the "social distancing" guidelines set forth by each county. I have to say that after the first few weeks and seeing all the evidence to the contrary of what Fauci and others were telling us, I threw away my mask. I found that when my wife and I went grocery shopping that many of the stores employees weren't even complying by wearing their mask correctly, and I pointed it out to their manager. He was upset because I wasn't wearing a mask, but he wasn't even wearing HIS mask correctly. I took pictures and sent them to corporate headquarters for the store. I also sent a text saying that I DID NOT wear a mask inside the store, nor would I. If they wanted to escort me out, they could. But, if they did, our business would go elsewhere. 
    Now, I say all that to say this, we have had MANY family members who have had the virus, and all but one recovered. But, the one who didn't recover had been released from the VA in Columbus, OH as clear of the virus, and had two heart attacks two days after he was released and sent home. He had been on a ventilator for a couple of weeks in the VA, but had apparently recovered from the virus. When he was readmitted to the hospital for the region instead of the VA hospital, he was said to have the coronavirus again. I don't see how he could have had it again after being cleared by the VA hospital. They say you can't get it again that quickly. So, either the government has been lying to us all along and have proven that this is about the transfer of wealth and testing the limits of how much power they have over people, or the "pandemic" is true and we're at risk. The recovery rate is much too high for this to be named as a true "pandemic."  People die all the time from the flu, pneumonia, etc. I've tried not to be political about this, but, it boils down to the fact that things like this happened right before or around the time of the Russian Revolution, during or around the time that Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, etc. There's a pattern there, and I'm on who learns better from history than one who trust the government. If they want to be honest, then I will relent. Until then, I can't. I don't feel that there's proof enough to follow those mandates. Most of the police I know won't arrest people for not following the mandates because they know that this is nothing more than a transfer of wealth and power, denigrating the Mom and Pop stores, forcing many out of work and into dependence upon the government for help, and a chance for the government to destroy the centers of worship. Of course, this is my humble opinion, but, I'm still alive, and I've been exposed MANY times, especially since my wife is a front-line worker in logistics. She hasn't gotten it either, though she's been exposed hundreds of times. I can tell you that I won't debate the cause, but I have to say that I will put my faith in God almighty over the word of our government any day.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to jeff_student_of_Jesus in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    A lot of news/ media/ science/ governments/ under control of pharmakeia have published endless body counts - how many died, in each city, country, hospital, from what (what they say),   etc etc etc ....
     
    So ?
     
    Death is not new.
     
    Dying needlessly is not new.
     
    Years ago I read the end of the BOOK.....   billions die.   Billions refuse to stop serving (worshiping) demons.    It's not a "pretty picture", is it ?
     
    A few survive.  A few are saved.  Maybe millions,  maybe even a billion ? .....
    With no worry.  No anxiety.  No fear of death at all. - ready any time to go.
    A few know what to do (it has been this way since Moses and the Israelites were slaves in Egypt,  and likely before then) ....
     
    So , then, what ?   Believe the system that is corrupt ?
     
    Or believe God ?   Trust God ?   YES! HE IS FAITHFUL and TRUE!
    Jesus was sent to heal, to save, those who were lost. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Bible Belt and the Pandemic. Not a smart response.   
    Was one of them killed in a motorcycle accident because of Covid? 
    Don't you understand they are putting Corona Virus on all the death certificates because the hospitals get more federal funding because of this?
    And if what you posted is true NOBODY believes the media anymore because of the incessant lying they do and the hypocrisy of politicians who don't follow their own edicts and made excuses for the riots.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Hello, I'm BrotherTony   
    I don't know if I know anyone on this board or not, but I thought I would give it a try to get away from the toxicity of Facebook. I'll tell a little about myself. I was raised as an IFB from the age of nine until I was well into my 30s. My wife and I left the IFB movement after moving here to the Middle Tennessee area. We became members of a local SBC church soon after leaving our last IFB church. I am a lay-preacher, though I haven't preached in over 15 years because of a church split. This was in a small, country SBC church where I was one of the preachers who filled in while the pastor and/or assistant were doing other thing. After several years of searching for where the Lord wanted us, we were pointed to a small SBC church about seven miles from our home. We have been there since 2016 as members. We also have become involved to some degree with the AFCC (American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches) out of Waxahachie, TX. I attend the Tuesday night men's Bible study there. We have visited the Cowboy Church in the area, and found that I had worked with the Pastor's father until I became disabled in early 2000. Though many believe them to be a "theme church," I have found them to be quite theologically sound and working to spread the Word of God and disciple people. I'm a Christian first, then a Baptist. Blessings.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Hate Crimes Against Asians?   
    I had been using both or all three terms. I have had mixed opinions about what to call it. I also have friends who have adopted Chinese children and attend our church and I would never want to cause an offense. The fact remains, Jesus warned us against offending His children [Mt. 18:6-7] and Paul [Ephesians 4:29] admonished us, as well as James [3:10]. Altogether the principle is layed out in God's word very well. So, I'll take your comments seasoned with God's Word "that 'I ' may grow thereby:" paraphrase of 1 Peter 2:2. Thanks and I hope I have natural immunity to COVID-19. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to PastorMatt in The Rapture in the Bible   
    Thank you Brother, I see no error in how you view the event in 1 Thess., as the terminology is more of a preferential difference.  If I'm going to use the the the words Trinity and Bible (They are not called those names in the Word of God), then I see no reason why I should not use the word Rapture.  I appreciate your explanation.
    I am, I believe that is the clearest answer in Scripture. I'm getting ready to start work now so I really cant explain in detail. Hopefully this weekend. Have a great day. 
    Like was already mentioned earlier, we all have preferences on this subject, to me the important aspect is the fact that He IS coming back like He promised. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to BrotherTony in Hate Crimes Against Asians?   
    I'm in the Middle Tennessee area between Nashville and Chattanooga. I used to say "Wuhan Flu" or the "China Virus" but stopped using those phrases because I have several friends who are Asian, and our barbers both have daughter's they adopted from China years ago who are wonderful young ladies. I wasn't intentionally trying to be offensive, but I'm glad that someone who I know who is Chinese, but whose family has been in this country for hundreds of years, told me that it was somewhat offensive to him and that he believed others I knew would try to blame he and his family for something he had nothing to do with. I've stopped. It was also part of the toxic atmosphere on FB with the supporters of Trump. We, though we didn't find him the particular candidate we wanted to run the country, voted for him anyhow...both times. It was better than the alternative. But, now we HAVE that alternative in office. Anyhow, I digress. The term should be the coronavirus or Covid 19. I have had several relatives who have had it. In fact, my BIL was just released from the hospital in Peoria, IL after having been hospitalized for having the "Covid flu." I truly don't think we need to be protecting another set of American citizens with legislation like this. Pelosi knows it's divisive, but she's doing everything she can to offend the sensibilities of the Conservatives, Christians and moderate independents. May her term be short.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Hate Crimes Against Asians?   
    These hate crime legislations are a slippery slope. They usually are  used to target only one group of people for punishment, infringe on free speech, lead to thought police and the unequal application of justice. 
    That man who shot up those Asian massage parlors should he do more time because he killed some Asians as opposed to killing only whites (he killed both but the Asian casualties were only focused upon)? Did he shoot them because they were Asian? He says that wasn't the reason as did the cops but the media still insists it was. Should it really matter what his reason was or just that he murdered people regardless of race?
    These laws seem to be leading to more "Balkanization" of America.
    Tony Timpa, a white man who had schizophrenia, was choked to death by the police after calling for their help. Dead within 20 minutes after their arrival. He never resisted. He never held a gun to a pregnant woman's belly. He begged for them to stop. The police laughed about it afterwards (you can watch the video on YouTube). No riots, no mention in the media, no arrests, no policemen jailed, not even a loss of a paycheck. Nobody cares. A Bush appointed judge dismissed all charges against the cops. No equal application of the law and that is the danger of hate legislation. They are racist laws.
     
     
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Jim_Alaska in The Rapture in the Bible   
    Yes, I do have that belief; but coupled with it is the fact that in 1Thess. when He comes for us, He in fact "comes". That, to me, is a part of His "coming".
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