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Brother Stafford

Independent Fundamental Baptist
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Brother Stafford last won the day on September 9 2018

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About Brother Stafford

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/01/1900

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Michigan
  • Denomination
    Independent Fundamental Baptist
  • IFB?
    Yes

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  1. Hello again, Brandon. The study of the end times is called "eschatology," and is a very interesting thing to study, but there are many opposing views out there that can be confusing or even overwhelming to the believer who is just becoming acquainted with the subject. Many hundreds (if not thousands) of books have been written on the subject; some containing good teaching and others containing very false teachings. What I recommend to everyone, when they are curious about scriptural things, is to first read those parts of the Bible yourself, several times and see what you can unde
  2. A moth walks into a doctor's office: Doctor: "What seems to be the problem?" Moth: "Well, Doctor, I'm feeling a bit depressed. My daughter has been getting very poor grades in school, my son has dropped out of school, my wife has come down with the flu and I lost my job." Doctor: "My goodness, sir, that is quite a bit to deal with. I can understand why you are feeling down, but I'm a general practitioner. It sounds like you need a doctor who is a psychologist." Moth: "I thought of that, but I figured I'd come and see you." Doctor: "Why is that?" Moth: "Your
  3. The other day, a friend of mine told me that he had been reading Descartes and asked me, "Do I exist or not?" So I asked him, "Who wants to know?"
  4. I revisited the original thread on this subject and found that it is now "closed to further replies," so I thought I would continue it here. I was hoping to get more input on the subject, as I am still finding conflicting information. Explanations for both views - pastors being required to be married and pastors not being required to be married - have persuasive arguments. I am interested in hearing from more of the pastors on this issue. Additionally, I am interested in hearing about how a never-been-married man might engage in or participate in preaching/teaching in his church,
  5. I accidentally did a workout that was meant for children. Now I'm really sore in my head, shoulders, knees and toes... knees and toes.
  6. That's not the case. I only have LCBP bibles, purchased from LCBP with their logo and information on the title page. All of theirs say "Church" on the base of the spine.
  7. I have just started receiving promotional emails from "Church Bible Publishers" (CBP). They had a promotion, recently, that said that for every bible a customer purchases, they will donate a bible to someone who needs it; or something like that. I was going to purchase a few of the same item number that I have already purchased from "Local Church Bible Publishers" (LCBP), thinking that they were the same ministry. However, when I searched for the item number (on the sticker in the front of my bible), it didn't show any results. I thought this very odd. Their website also looked very diff
  8. Hello again Brother Stafford

    Thank you for the courage, to take a stand in defense of God’s Word, with  your recent post!  In these last days, this is the area of our faith, that is going to be under attack more and more.

    And by the way, concerning the argument put forth against you like this....
    “God's promise to preserve his word does not promise a perfect translation to every language and people group,...”
    ... I think these arguments are called, “straw men”!

    Don’t let them bother you at all.

    Keep fighting the good fight!

     

  9. I thought I would stop and say goodbye. I have decided to stop using the internet, with the exception of posting my restoration videos. Since they are hardly viewed, I may eventually just remove those as well. I find the negatives of internet use to outweigh the positives and I believe that it will get worse in the future. Inappropriate ads have even appeared a few times now on this forum, even though I have ad blockers installed. I have grown tired of trying to safeguard against the dangers of malware, adult content and protecting my privacy. I also find that there are no news sour
  10. I agree with the fact that God never promised every person have a perfect copy of God's word in their own language. I think you're reading things into my original post that I did not write.
  11. I have been re-reading "Bible Wines" by William Patton (pub. 1871). It is an absolutely wonderful explanation of the use of the word wine in scripture. He explains the difference between alcoholic wine and nonalcoholic wine. That is a subject for another thread. However, on page 46 (of the paperback), he states, (All caps is in the original test by the author) He expresses such things in a few other places as well. I actually felt my heart sink when I read this. His writings are so well done that it boggles my mind that such a learned man could make such a basic mistake. Inde
  12. Sorry, it still reads exactly like the Buddhist proverbs I used to memorize when I was a Buddhist. Lessons on karma were taught like that as well.
  13. Unfortunately, I had to get a smartphone about 7 years ago. The salesperson went over all of the bells and whistles for about 45 minutes and then asked me if I had any questions. I said, "Yeah. How do you make a phone call?" There's a great book by Nicholas Carr called, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains." He talks bout how technology is changing the way that we process information, how we communicate with each other and things of that sort. Neil Postman has also written about the dangers of technology and its effects. They have plenty of videos talking about th
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