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Brother Stafford

Independent Fundamental Baptist
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Mnemonic techniques not only help me with memorization of information, but have been helping to return my memory to being closer to the sharpness of my youth. I belong to a mnemonics forum that has an enormous amount of helpful information and techniques. https://artofmemory.com/
  9. I was wondering if it might be a good idea to create another area specifically for people to discuss and debunk passages of scripture that many perceive as contradictions in the Bible. It could also be a place to compare how the modern versions change or omit verses that do cause contradictions and difficulties in those versions. I was thinking of just creating a thread for such discussions, but thought that the thread might get confusing, especially for guests or newcomers. Examples would be: Did Elhanan kill Goliath or the brother of Goliath? 2 Samuel 21:19 (KJV vs. NASB, ESV, N
  10. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2) "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. {2} Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you." (Psalms 12:6-7) "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. {7} Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generatio
  11. Years ago, when I was still a musician, a friend of mine and I used to write songs together. I stopped eating meat and we decided to write a song about vegetables. I said potato, but he said potahto,. I said tomato, but he said tomahto. We decided to just call the whole thing off.
  12. Note to self: If you're going to hold the cap to the superglue in your mouth, make sure it's dry first.
  13. Hello Brandon, I used to have doubts about God's existence too. The thing that used to bring me back was thinking that, if God didn't exist, then that means that all of the wonder and complexity of life and the universe had to have happened by countless unplanned mistakes, and that seemed absolutely impossible to me. So, I thought that God exists because it's not possible for Him not to exist. The Bible tells us who God is, how He made things, how we broke from His original plan, the consequences of that and how He fixes the problem for us. Christianity is the only religion that s
  14. There is a park, by my home, that I frequent. I drive there almost every day for an hour or so, to read and pray. Today, as I was driving to my usual spot, I saw that the entire park was empty, with the exception of a father and his young son. It was a beautiful day and they were sitting, side by side, on a bench next to a baseball diamond and their heads were bowed. I thought to myself, "How nice to see such a thing. It looks as if they are having a heart to heart or, possibly, even praying together." Then, as I drove past them, I looked over and saw that they were both looking down
  15. I don't get why the letter r comes into YoustRianity and MestRianity. We are not a part of ChristRianity. Should it not be Youstianity?
  16. It's only been achieved by one person that I know of. I can speak from experience that God can use such things for His glory. Only six years ago, I considered myself a Christian, but I wasn't IFB then and I still used an NASB and scoffed at the KJVO crowd. I was very involved in worldly music and it was an idol to me. I was a performing musician, owned a business making musical instruments and had a day job in the operations department at Guitar Center. Long story short, there was an incident with a loud amplifier while at work at GC and I sustained permanent hearing damage to
  17. I certainly meant no disrespect, nor did I mean it to be a jab at anyone. I was just sharing a bit of scripture that I thought fit. I apologize if it was the wrong thing to do. Please, stay with us. This really is a helpful place.
  18. Like many people, I read a chapter of proverbs every day. Today's is interesting: "As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion." (Proverbs 11:22)
  19. The first of his books I would recommend for a church library is probably the Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity. The second would be The Discipling Church: The Church That Will Stand Until Christ Comes.
  20. I highly recommend Way of Life Literature. Brother David Cloud has written many, many books and they are priced very reasonably. He is an IFB preacher and missionary to Nepal. If you are not familiar with him, I cannot recommend him highly enough.
  21. Yes. That is exactly what I am saying. We're not actually a church. We're just using that as a front to push Ovaltine.
  22. If a woman was dressed as you described, either myself or someone else given the task (preferably another woman), would speak to her in the same manner as if she entered in a bikini or her undergarments and tell her that we would love to have her attend our services but that she needs to wear something more appropriate. If she doesn't understand what that means, the person speaking with her would give her examples of what would be acceptable. We would make sure to repeat that we are looking forward to fellowshipping with her (or him). This would be done with kindness. If they are offen
  23. I don't know what else to say. That attitude is unscriptural, ungodly and completely lacking in compassion. I'm done here.
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