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    Disciple.Luke reacted to PastorMatt in Whay about the exceiting new developments about Islam/Quran and Muhhamed?   
    @Disciple.Luke Thanks for bringing this thread back to my attention. I'll re-watch this later today. 
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to PastorMatt in Whay about the exceiting new developments about Islam/Quran and Muhhamed?   
    I have not heard anything about this, where did you get this information from?
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to SureWord in "Good" Friday?   
    Today's the Shabbat. Shouldn't you be at the synagogue?
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to DaveW in "Good" Friday?   
    The only thing that can be said for certain is that the tomb was empty when the ladies arrived at the tomb before dawn.
    The actual time of the resurrection is not precisely defined, only the time that the tomb was found open.
    I might suggest though that Wednesday, Thursday,  or Friday for the burial, is not as important as the fact that the tomb is indeed empty.
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    Disciple.Luke got a reaction from BrotherTony in Another Gospel   
    Among all the different groups claiming they are Christian it's hard for me to think of any group who teaches and believes a false Gospel more than the Jehovah's witnesses. They burden the rank and file with hours of meetings, door to door ministry, and publications to study for the Sunday meetings. They also  lead the way in denying Jesus bodily resurrection by teaching that his earthly body was "dissolved" in the tomb and was recreated into the "spirit creature"  and Angel Micheal. Ive attended their form of Easter celebration simply called the memorial a few times. During the memorial the bread and glass of wine is passed around but only the 144,000 are supposed to partake. Since those anointed 144,000 have mostly died off the emblems get passed from one person to another and no one partakes. I can not think of any religious observance that I would classify more readily as a "black mass"  than the JW memorial. The millions of people who participate and just pass the bread and wine on are symbolically rejecting Christ and his command to remember him.
    I also wanted to respond to where you mentioned that the LDS believe Jesus was resurrected as an angel. I don't believe that is accurate. In LDS theology Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament and God of this Earth, and after his ressurection he resides on plant Kolob in glorified human body ruling with Heavenly Father called Elohim by LDS. Actual Adam was said to be the Archangel Micheal before "Elohim" sent him to earth to populate the world with Eve. I can only assume they believe Adam became Micheal again after his earthly death.
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    Disciple.Luke got a reaction from SureWord in Which hymns do you believe contain bad theology   
    I always get lost in  theological thought when I hear Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus. Not because I believe it contains bad doctrine, but because I feel like it could give the impression to a non believer that Jesus shed blood is the single focal point for salvation.  
    While Jesus blood was precious and necessary to the plan of redemption the shed blood was only a part of the overall atonement for our sins. I have always understood that when Jesus blood is mentioned in the bible in a redeeming manner it is pointing ultimately to the death of Jesus physical body. 
    When I hear "Nothing But the blood" my mind goes to Old Testament sacrifices where the animals cause of death was blood loss. When Jesus paid the final sacrifice his blood was shed but his death wasn't from bleeding out since Jesus apparently voluntary ended his life by commiting his Spirit to the Father. It is also my understanding that the cause of death from crucifixion was a result of asphyxiation not bleeding to death.
    But like I said...I don't believe the hymn contains false doctrine because it's true the blood of Jesus saved us. In the same way when someone says we are saved by "the cross". That is also true that the crucified Lord is our savior, but we arent saved by the actual wood beams that formed the cross which held the Godman. The cross was only an instrument used to try to make his death come at the hands of  Pharisees, Sadducees, and Rome but they failed and  voluntarily gave up his physical life to atone for the sin of Adam. 
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to SureWord in Another Gospel   
    "Another gospel" in the context Paul used it was the Judaizers adding working to salvation and trying to bring believers back under the law. This could apply to the papacy also.
    In Corinthians the "other gospel" was that Jesus didn't bodily rise from the dead so that would "not God but a good teacher" scenario you hear in liberal churches.
    The LDS church checks both boxes though they have Jesus rising from the dead he is an angel in their teachings.
    Also, false gospels can be brought by an angel according to Paul. That would check another box with the Mormons as they have an angel bringing "another gospel" to Joe Smith.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to SureWord in Church history book   
    Trail of Blood is Baptist Brider nonsense. 
    Ryan Reeves on YouTube has some good stuff though he is a Neo-Evangelical but he stays pretty much unbiased.
     
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to BrotherTony in Church history book   
    When I was involved with the "Landmarker" sect of Baptists, we were told to read the "Trail of Blood," but I couldn't agree with a lot of stuff that sect was pushing through it's use of the book. I have NEVER been a Landmarker, nor will I ever be. As far as church history goes, there are many good books on it. I'm sure that many of the pastors on this site could give a list. Check some of the IFB colleges...they have a lot of books on church history!
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to Alan in False Religions and False Bibles: The Quran   
    As I stated in the original post; eventually, most false religions will supplant the preserved word of God, the Bible, for their own set of scriptures.
    Here is another example:
    The Jehovah's Witnesses reject the AV, the KJV of 1611, and supplant it with the, "New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures," in order to keep their members from the truth. And, as usual in every false Bible, in the Title Page, of the, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures," we read these words designed to deceive, "Rendered from the Original Languages by the New World Bible Translation Committee - Revised 1984."  1
    As a word of testimony, early on in my Christian walk in life, after reading the Good News Bible in the Air Force (courtesy of the U. S. Air Force Chapel Ministry), and the NASV from a friend, I learned how to read the Title Page and Foreward very carefully and I found out that almost all of the new versions say the same thing but use some different wording. In my learning, all of the versions from the RV of 1881 are designed to deceive the reader from learning the truth of doctrines of the scriptures.
    1  Watch Tower and Tract Society, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, (Brooklyn, NY: Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, 1961,1981, 1984), Title Page.
     
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to SureWord in Can religious co-exist side-by-side?   
    Despite their claims of only one Quran there are 20 different Arabic versions and seven versions mentioned in the Hadith. This is in Arabic. But apparently, today's Arabic is not quite the same Arabic as Mohammad would have spoken (he was illiterate). Just like today's Greek is not the same as New Testament Greek.
    Sadly, as far as English versions of the Bible there's probably over 300 now, that's including paraphrases and ones not in print anymore. I have a list of nearly 250 versions/paraphrases from 1900 to 2000. So I assume at least 50 more have been churned out since then. $$$ From what I've read about American copyright law is there has to be at least 10,000 changes to the English text for it to qualify as a new version of the bible.
    No wonder nobody believes the bible anymore. Scholars have made a farce out of it.
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    Disciple.Luke got a reaction from Alan in False Religions and False Bibles: The Quran   
    It has been my opinion for several years that Joseph Smith had some knowledge of Islam because of the similarities.
    Like you mentioned above - They say the Bible is corrupted and must be understood through a “new” scripture. They both talked about angels coming to them about the new scriptures they were to write, and both engaged  polygamy, etc. 
     
    im sure Joseph found a book or heard about the Mohammed and I Islam and turned it into a Christian form. Obviously Joseph copied several groups like the baptism view of the Stone Campbell movement, and freemasonry for the temple concept. So I definitely think he  copied some of Islam in his “church”.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to DaChaser in Can religious co-exist side-by-side?   
    You are correct, but believe its in the Hadith, as Muslims see the Koran and hadith as equally valid to them!
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to DaveW in Jehovah's Witness   
    I did wonder what their apparent beauty or otherwise had to do with anything.
    I sure hope looks are not a part of pleasing God because I fear that I am not too easy on the eyes myself........
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to weary warrior in Sola Scriptura   
    No longer than I've been back on the forum, it's become very clear to me that no one can show you anything. Even from clear scripture. Your posts are written in such a way that you make a statement, then ask who dares disagree with you. Then refuse to consider the other side of any topic. Its pointless. You teach nothing, encourage no one and refuse to learn. Just always stirring things up.
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    Disciple.Luke got a reaction from PastorMatt in 3 times forward   
    Good question. 
     
    As far as the scriptures go, I can not think of a verse that specifies forwards or backwards, so I will answer based on my personal opinion.
    It seems like to me that the symbolism in New Testament of dying and rebirth brings to mind one being laid in their deathbed on their back, and then raising back up to life. That makes more sense to me but I’m certainly not saying other immersions aren’t valid.
    In Rabbinc Judaism (whose roots go back to the Pharisees) when someone converts they have to go the a Mikveh (like a small indoor pool filled with rain water) and I believe they enter the water and dip themselves under and up three times.
    I personally have never seen a Baptist Baptism done leaning forward, but that doesn’t mean it’s not practiced.
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    Disciple.Luke got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in 3 times forward   
    Good question. 
     
    As far as the scriptures go, I can not think of a verse that specifies forwards or backwards, so I will answer based on my personal opinion.
    It seems like to me that the symbolism in New Testament of dying and rebirth brings to mind one being laid in their deathbed on their back, and then raising back up to life. That makes more sense to me but I’m certainly not saying other immersions aren’t valid.
    In Rabbinc Judaism (whose roots go back to the Pharisees) when someone converts they have to go the a Mikveh (like a small indoor pool filled with rain water) and I believe they enter the water and dip themselves under and up three times.
    I personally have never seen a Baptist Baptism done leaning forward, but that doesn’t mean it’s not practiced.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to Salyan in Amish?   
    Do the Amish live simply because they believe it will somehow work towards their salvation, or because they are choosing to eschew the temptations of the world? There's nothing wrong with the second option (albeit one can probably eschew temptation while still utilizing some modern conveniences). It's not really a spiritual issue - after all, there's no Scriptural support for not living simply either.  The statement that 'knowledge shall increase' is merely a statement of fact, not direction for living. 
     
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to John Young in Steven Anderson   
    It is precisely because I follow Christ that that I'm speaking out against misrepresentation and false narratives regarding Anderson. If you see this as my defending him, then that is what you chose to see. But if you look closer, and consider what I have been saying all along, then you will see that I have been trying to defend my brothers from getting caught up in believing and sharing lies to "defeat" a errant/false teacher. We should not and cannot overcome lies with lies but rather only with truth.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to DaveW in Steven Anderson   
    That is not the point.
    To Claim "advanced member status" when you haven't been active on the site for TEN YEARS, whilst being correct on the technicality of the statistics, is in reality borderline deceitful.
    And the fact that you refer to Slayan as a gentleman only serves to prove the point.
    The fact is that you noticed your status comment and have tried to use it to give your position more weight, but Salyan is a senior member of the forum, a moderator, and a woman, none of which you realised, which proves that you are not in fact an advanced member IN REALITY.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to Alan in Pastor / Church Planter / Soul Winner Needed: Fulton, MI   
    Thanks for the information.
    I would like to add that that the folks at Maranatha Bible Baptist Church are friendly, love the Lord, and would be behind the man of God who would accept the position of pastor both in prayers, encouragement, and support.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to Roselove in Repentance unto Salvation vs discipleship   
    I really appreciate your encouragement and sharing your sympathy towards my mental struggles. That’s very kind, hardly anyone is willing to discuss those things, so, thank you! 
    I am also encouraged by your thoughts on the matter that I wrote about, I’m going to add those points to my notes! 
    Doubts can be very hard to share, I hate telling everyone my struggles, I just get so upset. I’m a very sensitive person, I’ve always been. 
     I do have to trust that I’m saved. I believe/accept the Gospel and have called on the LORD to save me. I need to remember this! God gets the glory and longs for our fellowship, so I don’t think He would make it difficult! If someone wants Him, then He’s right there!
    Thank you, I appreciate your take on this matter! It is helpful! I will keep this in mind!
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    Disciple.Luke got a reaction from Roselove in Repentance unto Salvation vs discipleship   
    I’m sorry to hear about your mental health struggles. I’ve had chronic depression and anxiety since I was very young, so I sympathize with you.
    First I want to say that you a correct about the steps to salvation - Accept. Believe. Receive.. We can only accept Gods Grace, we cant earn it or manipulate its effectiveness by religious knowledge that would develope  a  “disciple heart”. 
    I personally feel like you are expecting too much from yourself too soon. I’m guessing that the majority of people who come to salvation still have some doubt or feelings that they aren’t trusting enough like you. Your salvation isn’t dependent on your own feelings or doubt..salvation is from God alone. Your salvation was sealed when by FAITH you accepted Jesus sacrifice for you. 
    In my own personal experience, there was no immediate change in my life. In fact it was almost three years after that I finally started to bear fruit and become more bold about my salvation. We are all in the process of learning to trust him more, and gradual sanctification.
    I notice you keep mentioning “feelings”, and that is concerning. You have to realize that your own person doubts and feelings have no effect one way or another on if you are saved. God saves..all we can do is accept.
    Lastly I would like to address what you think God is “saying” to you. From the way it’s worded I have the impression that you believe God is speaking to you audibly or mentally. This my personal belief about that. 1. It’s my understanding that God no longer speaks to us in the way you are explaining. I believe that since Jesus was the “Word” that means his teachings are the voice of God. Today God still speaks to us through the Bible that was God breathed and preserved so we can hear his voice today. So if you are hearing doubtful voices then my guess it is either your own feelings and insecurities coming to the surface, or it could be Satan attacking you because you are a daughter of God now.
    Take your time. Stay in the WORD because it is God speaking to you. Surround yourself with Christian friends. Don’t be embarrassed about doubt, we all have it at one time or another. Go talk to your Pastor about your concerns. He is there to help reconcile these type of things.
    Good luck.
    - In Christ
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to John Young in Steven Anderson   
    In regards to Brother Anderson, I am neither a supporter or a detractor. I consider him a Christian Brother who holds to errant doctrine. I do not recommend him, his church, or his errant Covenant doctrines to anyone and I think he and his followers should be corrected when they try to promote those doctrines. (My attitude toward recommending him and his camp is the same that I have for Ruckmanites or contemporary Baptist groups). However, I also am not interested in promoting lies about him (or any fellow Christian) and these lies should also be confronted as well.

    To be sure, many people on either side of this want me to go further than his doctrine and take a stronger stand on him as a person. They want me to either say he is an "unsaved false prophet" and partake in condemning him, beyond what I believe there is actual evidence for, so they can label me friend or foe as well but I'm not really interested in being an enemy to any Christian but instead to correct and help them and if I can, give them the benefit of the doubt.
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    Disciple.Luke reacted to John Young in Authoritative Sources on positions taken by Independent Fundamental Baptist Pastors/Churches   
    IFB churches are independent. They hold to clear cut provable doctrines from the Bible so that would be their regulating authority. Aside from pastors discussing doctrine and having simulare views there really is no set document. 
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