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    Yabruf reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Reprobates & Salvation   
    Brother Jim,
    Yes, I am willing to elaborate a bit more, although I do not have time to do so fully at this very moment.  On the other hand, I do wish to present that this elaboration requires an understanding concerning TWO questions, as follows:
    1.  First, does God's Word teach that some people in some cases can reach a point in life wherein they no longer have any ability to be saved?  (Note: I believe that the answer is -- Yes.)
    2.  Second, IF God's Word does teach this, then in what manner does this truth relate unto the "reprobate mind" of Romans 1:28-32, if it relates unto it at all?
    Now, because the second question is dependent upon the answer for the first question, it will be necessary Biblically to substantiate or deny the answer for the first question BEFORE considering any answer for the second question.
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    Yabruf got a reaction from trapperhoney in Noobie here from AZ   
    Hello, Im Jason from Arizona and I am new to this board.
    I am a former non-denom fun center Christian and have been IFB since April 2015.
    So far Im liking what Im reading here, and its a relief to read the thoughts and opinions of like minded believers.
    Saved and Baptized at around 12 yrs in a local baptist church inspite of my Catholic family.
    Did the repent of your sins Pentecostal thing as a teenager and did the backsliding thing in the military.
    Married with kids and made my way through multiple rock n roll fun centers before finding my roots again in a solid IFB church.
     
     
     
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    Yabruf reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in Reprobates & Salvation   
    For those who may care,
    I also hold to a form of "reprobate doctrine," although I do not generally refer to it in that manner, and although I do not hold to it in the same manner as Mr. Anderson or as Brother Young above.  (Note: Brother Young applies some verses to his "reprobate doctrine" that I most certainly would not - John 8:43-45 being one example.)
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    Yabruf reacted to John Young in Reprobates & Salvation   
    The Reprobate doctrine is certainly not limited to Anderson's Camp in the IFB. I also hold to a reprobate doctrine. Its clear in scripture that there are people who God had stopped dealing with and in full knowledge freely reject God and fully accept the devil as their father. Where most would disagree is in being able to determine who is Reprobate with certainty. Paul appeared outwardly reprobate but obtained mercy because he did not know and many outwardly alternative lifestyles appear reprobate and are on that path to destruction but are actually confused victims of sodomite Reprobates.
    John 6:43-45 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

    Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;... 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;...32 who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
    John 8:43-45 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
    1 Timothy 1:12-13 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
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    Yabruf got a reaction from Alan in Noobie here from AZ   
    Hello, Im Jason from Arizona and I am new to this board.
    I am a former non-denom fun center Christian and have been IFB since April 2015.
    So far Im liking what Im reading here, and its a relief to read the thoughts and opinions of like minded believers.
    Saved and Baptized at around 12 yrs in a local baptist church inspite of my Catholic family.
    Did the repent of your sins Pentecostal thing as a teenager and did the backsliding thing in the military.
    Married with kids and made my way through multiple rock n roll fun centers before finding my roots again in a solid IFB church.
     
     
     
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    Yabruf got a reaction from PastorMatt in Noobie here from AZ   
    Hello, Im Jason from Arizona and I am new to this board.
    I am a former non-denom fun center Christian and have been IFB since April 2015.
    So far Im liking what Im reading here, and its a relief to read the thoughts and opinions of like minded believers.
    Saved and Baptized at around 12 yrs in a local baptist church inspite of my Catholic family.
    Did the repent of your sins Pentecostal thing as a teenager and did the backsliding thing in the military.
    Married with kids and made my way through multiple rock n roll fun centers before finding my roots again in a solid IFB church.
     
     
     
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    Yabruf reacted to irishman in Shame For A Woman To Speak In Church.   
    perhaps the real problem is in desecration the sacred office, which is God's. He appointed men to preach, but He also guards His office, and we are not to desecrate it in any way.
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    Yabruf reacted to Jim_Alaska in THE DANGER OF STANDARDS   
    I do not look at Christianity, or being truly born again as a system of do's and don't's. This is how the unsaved world views Christianity.
    It is not that I don't ever think about rules or laws, but simply that I don't impose them on others because it is not my place to do so; this is the work of the Holy Spirit. I don't use the observance of certain laws in my Christian life a a"badge" of some sort to show others my spirituality.
    But instead, if I am truly born again I will be led of the Spirit of God who is well able to guide my life, thoughts and actions. Thus I have no need to even worry about subjects such as we see in this thread. To me, if I even have to ask myself the question of  what law I am supposed to follow, I am focusing on the wrong thing.
    I guess I just consider subjects such as this as more of a state of mind and heart, rather than a system in and of itself.
     Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 
     18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 
     19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; ............................
    Bro. Scott posted as I was writing this. What he wrote caused me to pause and think. He is of course correct. I just don't think well in the mornings, but do think that what I wrote above is also correct if we are truly led of the Spirit. For it is the Spirit of God that will lead us to walk in the commands, precepts and requirements he outlined.
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    Yabruf reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in THE DANGER OF STANDARDS   
    Here is something else to ponder --
    Is there a New Testament "law" for which the New Testament believer is responsible before the Lord our God?  What I mean is this -- Without considering any part of the Old Testament Scriptures at all, does the New Testament record any number of commands, statutes, precepts, requirements, standards of righteousness and holiness, for the New Testament believer to obey in order to walk aright with the Lord our God?
    (Note: Having actually done a study through the New Testament Scriptures on just the "command statements" of the New Testament, I would contend that there are upwards to 300+ such commands, statutes, precepts, requirements, standards of righteousness and holiness for the New Testament believer to obey in order to walk aright with the Lord our God.)
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    Yabruf reacted to Jordan Kurecki in THE DANGER OF STANDARDS   
    Just because people can act the part on the outside while being dirty on the inside, does not mean that the outside should be dirty if the inside truly is clean. 
    Standards should be a reflection of inner holiness, if someone refuses to watch things certain movies or TV shows because they violate Psalm 101:3 "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes", then that is not an abuse of standards, that is someone seeking in that area of their life to walk in holiness using God's word as their guide. Pastor Markle already pointed at that the law is holy. therefore we should live by the law as a guide and aid to us in reflecting the holy character and nature of God, but not as a means for which to attain salvation. And while yes the Law does not make us holy,  it still, however, is a guide and measuring rod for us. 
    Again though, I will point out that just because some may conform to external rules while neglecting the inside, does not mean that the problem is with having rules and principles from the word of God guiding our lives.
    I believe what you are presenting here is called an "either or" fallacy, whereby you present two options as if they are the only two options. it is a false dichotomy.
    Maybe I am misunderstanding you, but that's what I am seeing.
    Now I will grant to you that I think sometimes IFB do make up their own PERSONAL applications of biblical principles and pass them off as if they were the biblical principle or law itself. 
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    Yabruf reacted to Jim_Alaska in THE DANGER OF STANDARDS   
    Short and to the point, well done Bro. Scott.
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    Yabruf reacted to Pastor Scott Markle in THE DANGER OF STANDARDS   
    Here is something to ponder --
    1.  The character of God's Law is holy.  Thus it is in perfect unity with the perfect holiness of the Lord our God.
    2.  The character of God's Spirit is holy.  Thus he is in perfect unity with the perfect holiness of the Lord our God.
    3.  If by character God's Law directs us in a perfect standard of holiness, and if by character God's Spirit directs us in a perfect standard of holiness, in what manner does God's Law and God's Spirit contradict each other?
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    Yabruf reacted to Keifer in If You're New Here Please Read   
    The Truth

    You cannot be saved by being a 'good person':

    "For by grace are ye saved through faith...Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8a-9 KJV)

    And there are not 'many paths? to God, there's only One:

    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6 KJV)

    The Bible tells us that everyone is a sinner:

    "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23 KJV)

    You must realize that there is a punishment for sin:

    "For the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23a KJV)

    This does not mean only physical death, but also spiritual death:

    "...fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28b KJV)

    Jesus died on the cross for your sins:

    "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8 KJV)

    And then He rose from the dead, conquering death:

    "Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;" (Acts 10:40 KJV)

    Because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, eternal life becomes a free gift from God:

    "...by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." (Romans 5:18b KJV)

    "...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23b KJV)

    But just like any gift, it doesn't become yours until you receive it. To receive God's gift of eternal life, you must call on the name of the Lord:

    "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13 KJV)

    Time is growing short and you should not put off your decision. The Bible tells us:

    "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)" (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV)

    There is no other way to be saved than by Jesus, and there is no better time than now to receive salvation...

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