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  1. Mega churches, which I do not prefer attending, are struggling I believe. Let's change it to love offerings. Should it be the member fault, that a church income need to be 0ver 25.000 dollar a week? There are churches that care more for their own income needs, then its members needs. They are telling members to give no matter what, Is this God's plan? This does not change my open view of this post, tithe or to give love offering, same thing.
  2. I believe Yes, if you are still at work and getting paid. No, if you are not working, lost your job, or getting unemployment. God does not need to test every single person for their faithfulness, especially during these trouble times. What is your opinion?
  3. This is a example on how we serve the Lord. This is not thought in this manner in the bible. We humans need to see things to get the picture. If you see the stripes, you understand what I'm talking about. You and I can full man, but not God, so we remove are invisible stripes. You are serving were you at, not only Baptist can lead a lost soul to Christ.
  4. This message still applies today, by Pastor Dr. Hans Nikoley Pastor Many people have asked for a copy of the outline or the sermon tape of the message preached here at PRBC on February 23, 1997, entitled Seven Things Wrecking America. II Cron. 36:11-16, Prov. 14:34 Illus: What God loves & hates Prov. 6:16-19. God promotes a nation, man, church; and He puts it down when He is displeased with it. It is usually wrong living by the Christian that degrades a nation to the point of decay. Story: Zedekiah is Judahs last King before the captivity vs. 11-14. Nebuchadnezzar this time does not knock, but pushes over the wall of Jerusalem & destroys the city and takes Judah into captivity. All in God providence. God had a two-fold purpose for Judah. They rejected the Prophets, and were living on borrowed time. It makes we wonder if we are living on borrowed time here in America. How much longer will God put up with our sin? For the nation of Judah, their time had come. There is a time when a nation reached that point. I wonder how close our nation is? For 490 years Israel had not observed the sabbatical years as commanded in Lev. 25:1-5. The land was to rest every 7 years. They did not because of their greed. So God took them for 70 years to let the land rest. 490 divided by 7 is 70. Time stops when you are out of the will of God. Nothing much is said about the 70 years under Babylon. SEVEN THINGS ARE WRECKING AMERICA IN THE 90 s. 1. POLITICS WITHOUT PRINCIPLES. We have always had impure men in politics. There never has been a time when politicians were perfect but we are to work toward that end. We dont expect politicians to be any more perfect than any of the rest of us. However, I believe right living promotes a nation to great-ness. The U.S. is great, because it was good in the past. A few years ago the Gallup Poll indicated we had 75 million people who claimed to be born-again Christians. Politicians are using the terms to get elected. These days they appeal to the far-right. Yet they criticize them. Mr. Clinton carries his Bible around every Sunday, yet fails to obey its principles regarding homosexuality, abortion, etc. What really concerns me is that Washington consumes more liquor per capita, than any other city. What we need in America today is some Nathans who will point their finger in the king face and say, Thou art the man. I am not saying that some of us preachers dont need the same. We need some John the Baptist who, at the risk of their own neck will accuse the king if he is immoral. We need some men of God who will not compromise and are not interested in popularity, but who are interested in pleasing God, honoring Christ, and winning their cities at any price for the Lord. 2. PLEASURE WITHOUT CONVICTION We licensed liquor during the Roosevelt Administration and have been pickled in alcohol ever since. Laziness is a major problem in America. More days off, more holidays, shorter work week, etc. are all a part of a crumbling society. Hollywood and TV are doing a very good job at having us accept the abnormal for normal, the perverted as good, etc. Right now, over 70% of TV programs, prime time, use profanity and sex. If you watch and listen to something long enough you will become brainwashed yourself. Some people even stay home on Sunday morning to see TV evangelists, etc. Lester Roloff called the networks the sewer lines of ABC, NBC and CBS, piped right into our homes. Listen: Dope, liquor, cigarettes, rock music, pornography, dirty movies all come from the same cesspool, HELL. 3. KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT CHARACTER. A. You cannot have knowledge without discipline. B. The humanistic religion is taught in our schools. C. Communism is no longer bad, just another way. Dr. Bob Jones Sr. Used to say, You can hire brains but you can buy character. Character is that something built into a man by the Holy Ghost through faithfulness to the Word of God, and obeying its commands. A great preacher used to say, Mushrooms spring up overnight but oak trees require a life time. A nation without character goes into captivity by default. As we increase in knowledge we must increase in character. Did you hear about the latest study: They just found out that Phonics are beneficial for a childs reading. Wow! Someone said, When you educate unregenerate men you just teach them how to sin better, that all. Education without sanctification is abomination. Education is not enough.What is wrecking America? Today we have educators who believe murder (abortion) is OK, that homosexuality is a lifestyle and a matter of choice, etc. Listen, according to Romans chapter one; depravity leads to a reprobate mind. We see in Chronicles as well as entire OT that there was a general decline in Israel & Judah. However, there were about five periods of Revival, Renewal & Reformation: A. Under Asa: Return and obedience to The Word of God. B. Under Jehosophat: Return & obedience to …. C. Under Joash: Return & obedience to …… D. Under Hezekiah: Return & obedience …… E. Under Josiah: Return & obedience to …… In each instance Return & obedience to The Word of God. Which always led to repentance of the people & at least a temporary Renewal and Reformation of the nation. GLORY TO GOD! We will have to look at the other Four another time: 1. BUSINESS WITHOUT ETHICS. 2. SCIENCE WITHOUT GOD. 3. CHURCHES WITHOUT EVANGELISM. 4. WORSHIP WITHOUT SACRIFICE. By Dr. Hans Nikoley
  5. Make sure that you are in the right Baptist church first... Southern Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.sbc.net/knowjesus/theplan.asp How to Become A Christian If it is your sincere desire to receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then talk to God from your heart: Here’s a Suggested Prayer: “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life.” Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.imb.org/core/story.asp?storyID=3840&LanguageID=1709 Position Paper Concerning The IMB Guideline On Baptism As a true follower of Christ, one must receive baptism in its proper orderâafter salvation (Acts 2:41-42, 8:35-39, 9:18, 16:30-33). Southern Baptists have always understood the Bible to teach that baptism is not a part of salvation, but subsequent to it (Luke 23:42-43; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:21-22, 10:9-10, 11:5-6; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:12-13). Southern Baptist churches teach that baptism is purely emblematic in nature and not essential to salvation. The 1963 statement clarified Baptist beliefs about baptism further, stating âBeing a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.â International Mission Board A Southern Baptist Convention entity Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.sbc.org/resolutions/amResolution.asp?ID=965 Be it further RESOLVED, That we affirm our belief in the biblical truth that all who are saved are sealed by the Holy Spirit and will never fall away from the state of grace; Free Will Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.nafwb.org/?q=knowjesus Do you know Jesus? If not, why not? It is the most important relationship you can have. Why not trust Christ and ask Him for forgiveness. The following steps to salvation are taken directly from the Word of God: 1. Admit your sin. As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10). 2. Acknowledge the penalty for sin. For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a). 3. Believe that Jesus death and resurrection paid the penalty for your sin. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23b) 4. Ask God to forgive your sin. If thou shalt confess thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9, 10). 5. Acknowledge Christ as the Lord of your life. But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12). Perhaps you would like to pray the following simple prayer. You don’t need fancy words, just an honest and open heart. Pray something like this: Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. But I also believe You died for my sin, and through faith in Your death and resurrection I can be forgiven. I confess my sin and ask You to become my Savior and Lord from this day forward. Thank you for saving me. Amen. Quotes copied & pasted from: www.firstfwb.org/beliefs Salvation – Man receives pardon and forgiveness for his sins when he admits to God that he is a sinner, when in godly sorrow he turns from them and trusts in the work of Christ as redemption for his sin. This acceptance of God’s great salvation involves belief in Christ’s death on the cross as man’s substitute and the fact of God’s raising Him from the dead as predicted. It is a salvation by grace alone and not of works. Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fwbcsavannah.com/Our Beliefs on Baptism.html WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BAPTISM? A. Perhaps it would be better to begin by mentioning what baptism does not do: 1. Baptism doesn’t take away sin and save. a. Titus 3:5 b. Baptism is a righteous work. Its something we ought to do after we have been saved; but it isn’t something we do to secure salvation. Sometimes the language of Acts 2:38 confuses people on this matter. a. Note the words,Repent, and be baptized, everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ FOR remission of sins. b. The word or in Acts 2:38 in the original language is the word, It means, because. c. Peter is not teaching that you should be baptized to remit sins, but rather, because your sins have been remitted, you ought to be baptized. d. The command to repent precedes the command to be baptized. (Repentance brings salvation) Lets look at a practical illustration from everyday life. a. Close the window; its cold outside wouldn’t mean that closing the window makes it cold outside, but because it is already cold outside someone has given the order to close the window. b. When Peter said, Be baptized…for remission of sins, he was saying you need to be baptized because your sins are remitted already! c. Don’t ever forget that salvation is the gift of God (Romans 6:23). Therefore we cannot earn it by being baptized. North American Baptist Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.nabconference.org/about-us/our-beliefs 5. We believe salvation is redemption by Christ of the whole person from sin and death (II Timothy 1:9-10; I Thessalonians 5:23). It is offered as a free gift by God to all and must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (I Timothy 2:4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 20:21). An individual is united to Christ by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:27). As a child of God, the believer is acquitted of all guilt and brought into a new relationship of peace (Romans 5:1). Christians grow as the Holy Spirit enables them to understand and obey the Word of God (II Peter 3:18; Ephesians 4:15; I Thessalonians 3:12). 6. We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members (Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 12:4-5). Christians are commanded to be baptized upon profession of faith and to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world (Acts 2:41-42, 47; Luke 24:45-48). General Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://clintongeneralbaptist.org/tp40/page.asp?ID=161139 First General Baptist Church Clinton, Arkansas IV. SALVATION We believe that salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification, and redemption) has been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession) of Jesus Christ, and that this salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. VIII. ORDINANCES We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only. Missionary Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://missionarybaptistchurches.com/beliefs.html Salvation Statement In order to obtain true salvation there first must be a sense of trouble, conviction, and condemnation set up by God in the heart of the unsaved person. They must pray and seek God and repent of their sins until they know for themselves that God has forgiven and saved them. Man does not convict them and man cannot tell them when God forgives and saves them. God is all powerful and can save the soul of one seeking Him any place, any time when God’s conditions are met. However, we give opportunity for those desiring to seek and find God to come to the front for prayer. The pew sitting in the front facing the congregation is referred to as the “mourner’s bench”. When God saves the individual, the individual knows, without anyone telling them – including the preacher, loved ones, or any friend. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with it’s effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is a prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s supper. Primitive Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.primitive-baptist.com/articles-of-faith.htm We believe that the Elect were chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, and predestinated them to be conformed to the image of Christ. We believe that the Saints shall persevere in grace and never finally fall away. We believe that Baptism and the Lords supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ; that true believers are the only Subject, & that Baptism by Immersion is the Gospel mode. Quotes copied & pasted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primitive_Baptist#Doctrinal_beliefs Baptism: Mainstream Primitive Baptists practice Baptism by immersion, sometimes referred to as believers Baptism.Baptism must only be performed by an ordained minister, and is the ordinance by which a person becomes a member of a Primitive Baptist Church. Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.pb.org/abstract.html IV) Irresistible Grace – All of the elect will be quickened by the Spirit of God at some point in their natural lives. VI) Direct Operation of the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit accomplishes the new birth by direct operation upon the heart, and therefore works independently of all agency of man, including the gospel as preached by man. Independent Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://independent-baptists.org/article11.html Gods Simple Plan of Salvation Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior. In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed:God be merciful to me a sinner. Just pray: Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. Baptist Bible Fellowship Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.bbfi.org/index.php/about-us/articles-of-faith XI. Of Justification We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, His righteousness is imputed unto us. XII. Of Repentance And Faith We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior. Independent fundamental Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.ifbweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=8 What WE BELIEVE That all we must do in order to receive this free gift is call upon His name, for Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; that whosever (meaning you and I) calleth upon His name shall not die, but have everlasting life. This is how simple it is: Only your decision to accept Jesus as your savior (turn to God) will save you. Trust Christ. Turn to God. Accept Jesus as your savior. Turn away from sin. Confess to everyone that you’ve accepted Jesus, not in words or deeds, but truly accepted Him. If you’ve trusted in Christ as your saviour, then I’m happy and excited for you. Please feel free to email us and let us know of your decision! BUT, it doesn’t stop there. Now that you’re a new creature in Christ, there are some ways to help you grow spiritually. 1. SHARE with others the commitment you’ve made. 2. Be baptized. Baptism acts as a public profession of your decision, is an act of obedience, and identifies you with Christ. Conservative Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.cbamerica.org/cba_Resources/Doctrinal_Statement.php Salvation We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Jesus Christ on the cross, is eternally secured by the Holy Spirit, and is received by faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual. We further believe salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social concern. The Church We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have been immersed upon a credible confession of faith and have associated themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, and for service. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and the mutual submission of believers to each other in love. Landmark Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.landmarkbaptistchurch.org/gospel.php 3. Trusting Won’t you make that decision to trust him right now? If you have made that decision, you may want to pray to God to thank him for the gift of eternal life that he has provided for you. But remember that you are saved by trusting in the gospel, not by saying a prayer. God is concerned with the condition of your heart, not some words that you recite. If you want to thank God for this gift, but aren’t really sure how to pray to him, you can use the following as a guide. LORD, I know that I am a sinner. I know that, as a sinner, I deserve death. And I know that I cannot earn eternal life or work my way to heaven. But I believe that You died for my sins on the cross and paid my debt so that I can have eternal life as a free gift. I believe that you rose from the dead for my justification. I have decided to trust in you as my Savior and receive that gift. Thank you for dying for me and for your free gift of eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen. If you have placed your trust in the gospel, you are now eternally saved. Nothing can change that. Regular Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.garbc.org/?page_id=31 VIII. Salvation We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. XV. Baptism and the Lords Supper We believe that Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our identification with the crucified, buried and risen Savior, through Whom we died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is to be performed under the authority of the local church; and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership. Seventh Day Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.seventhdaybaptist.org/content/salvation A Typical Prayer Of Surrender Lord, I confess to you that I am a sinner in need of your salvation. I be-lieve that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. So I ask you to forgive me of my sin. Lord, I want to repent by turning away from the sin in my life and turn to-ward you as my Savior. Lord, I want to surrender my life to you and ask you to make me the kind of person that you want me to be. I want to live my life for you. Lord, give me your Holy Spirit so that I can have the power I need to live a life that will be pleasing to you. I thank you that I am now your child. In Jesus’ name I thank and praise you, Amen. Sovereign Grace Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: www.sgba.net/information/statement_of_faith.php V. The Way of Salvation We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of God’s grace The salvation of God is therefore not merely made possible, but is actually procured, through Christ’s vicarious death, for all who believe savingly in Him. XV. Christian Baptism We believe that the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Christ; in the name of the Father, and Son and Holy Spirit; to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that baptism is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation, and to the Lord’s Supper. National Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.nationalbaptist.com/about-us/what-we-believe.html IV. THE WAY OF SALVATION. We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace V. JUSTIFICATION. We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin VI. THE FREENESS OF SALVATION. We believe that the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth XIV. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER. We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper. Old Time Missionary Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://oldtimemb.com/ourbeliefs.html We believe that salvation comes by faith through the grace of God and requires the hearing of the preached word, the inspiration and calling by the Holy Spirit and that it takes place not only in the mind, but most of all in the heart. Believing in your mind is insufficient as the demons also believed, and trembled. The word of God convicts us all who believe and is our strength through this life and into eternal life. [Then they give their source of authority] Pendleton Manual 1867 http://www.archive.org/stream/churchmanualdesi00pend#page/n1/mode/2up (p. 11) Regeneration is the spiritual process by which we become new creatures in Christ are born again born of the Spirit born of God quickened together with Christ renewed after the image of God, etc., & This being the case, regeneration does not occur in baptism. (p. 13) There is an actual, a real remission of sins when we believe in Christ there is a declarative, formal, symbolic remission in baptism. Full Gospel Baptist Church (Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fullgospelbaptist.org ) FULL GOSPEL DISTINCTIVES VIII. We believe in Jesus Christ as the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, who brings men and women at salvation into relationship with Himself and His Body, the Church. We further believe that it is the baptism of the Holy Ghost that places one into the Body of Christ. All Believers have been baptized by Christ with the Holy Ghost XIII. We believe all Believers are baptized with the Holy Ghost and all Believers should be filled with the Holy Ghost Compendium on Distinctives VIII and X A) Being filled with the Holy Ghost may and should occur subsequent to salvation in obedience to biblical exhortation. B) The baptism of the Holy Ghost occurs once and for all at salvation. C) Being filled with the Holy Ghost should not only be a continuous reality, but an ongoing characteristic of the believers consecrated holiness D) We believe in speaking in tongues, as our heavenly language, that builds us up in our most holy faith. Tongues is an indicator, not a qualifier. [Note: No mention is made of water baptism, only baptism of the Holy Ghost.] NARY BAPTIST CHURCH Evangelical Baptist Church Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.ebcct.org/beliefs.html SECTION X – GRACE IN THE NEW CREATION WE BELIEVE (a) that in order to be saved sinners must be born again (b) that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; (c) that it is instantaneous and not a process; (d) that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; (e) that the new creation is wrought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, not by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with Divine truth so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; (f) that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life. SECTION XII JUSTIFICATION WE BELIEVE that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; (a) that Justification includes the pardon of sin and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; (b) that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemers blood is His righteousness imputed unto us. SECTION XIII – REPENTANCE AND FAITH WE BELIEVE that repentance and faith are (a) solemn obligations and (b) also inseparable graces (c) wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God (d) thereby being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy, (e) at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior. SECTION XV – BAPTISM AND THE LORDS SUPPER WE BELIEVE that Christian Baptism is (a) the believes immersion in water (b) into the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost; (c) to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; (d) that in the scriptural order baptism precedes the privileges of church membership and is the public recognition of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Six-Principle Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://spbaptists.info/articles/fundamentals10.html Fundamentals of the Faith Baptism, though not essential to salvation, is absolutely essential to Christian obedience and to the declaration of those great truths which Baptism alone symbolizes and declares. Our Denomination and Its Distinguishing Traits Quotes copied & pasted from: http://spbaptists.info/synopsis.html Our denomination, Six-Principle Baptists, sometimes referred to as the Old or General Six-Principle Baptists, traces its origin in America to the ministry of Roger Williams in the 1600’s. Reformed Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://faithreformedbaptist.org/?page_id=127 Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling 1. Those whom God hath predestinated unto life, he is pleased in his appointed, and accepted time, effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ Chapter 11: Of Justification 1. Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies, not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous 2. Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification 4. God did from all eternity decree to justify all the elect, and Christ did in the fullness of time die for their sins 5. God continues to forgive the sins of those that are justified, and although they can never fall from the state of justification Chapter 14: Of Saving Faith 1. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts Chapter 17: Of The Perseverance of the Saints 1. Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election Cooperative Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.cbfonline.org A Look at Todays Baptist Beliefs The Baptist denomination is part of the protestant church that believes that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior and that salvation (being saved) is through faith in Jesus Christ alone. They believe that baptisms should be given to adult believers who can rightly take that choice, unlike other Christian denominations that baptize children. They believe it is a symbol and a sacrament but baptism is not necessary for a soul to be saved. Baptist BMA (Baptist Missionary Association of America) Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fortworthbaptistchurch.org/Visitors/BMAADoctrine.asp Doctrinal Statement of the Baptist Missionary Association of America B. The Way of Salvation–Salvation is based wholly on the grace of God apart from works (Titus 3:5; Eph. 2:9). Anyone who will exercise repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved (Acts 16:30-32; Luke 24:47; Rom. 10:17). D. The Ordinances of the Church–Her two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer as a confession of his faith in Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4) and is prerequisite to church membership and participation in the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41, 42). 1. We believe in the premillennial return of Christ to earth, after which He shall reign in peace upon the earth for a thousand years (Rev. 20:4-6). 2. We believe the Scriptures to teach two resurrections: the first of the righteous at Christ’s coming; the second of the wicked at the close of the thousand-year reign (I Thess. 4:13-17; Rev. 20:6, 12- 15). Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fortworthbaptistchurch.org/Visitors/Salvation.asp “What must I do to be saved?” How do you ask Jesus for the Salvation which He offers? Simply say in your own words something like this: “Jesus, I am a sinner. I need your cleansing and your forgiveness. I believe that your are the Son of God and that you died to save me from my sins. I believe you are alive today and are waiting for me to be saved. Jesus will you now wash my heart and cleanse me from sin as I accept you as the Lord of my life?” Separate Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.separatebaptist.org/index.php?page=ourbeliefs Articles of Doctrine Article 4 We believe that salvation, regeneration, sanctification, justification and redemption are through faith in the life, death and resurrection, ascension and intercession of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Article 8 We believe that Baptism, the Lord’s Supper and feet washing are ordained of Christ appointed in the Church and none, but true believers, are proper subjects, and that immersion is the Gospel mode of baptism. Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.separatebaptist.org/index.php?page=symbolsummary Summary That whosoever will believe in God, Son and Holy Spirit, and that Christ was crucified and He is our salvation and being Baptized with the Holy spirit, believing in the word the eternal truth can be saved, we will have eternal life. American Baptist Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.abaptist.org/whatmustido.html What Must I Do To Be Saved? I. RECOGNIZE THAT FACT THAT YOU ARE LOST. II. RECOGNIZE THAT JESUS DIED AS YOUR SUBSTITUTE. III. REPENT TOWARD GOD, WITH GENUINE SORROW FOR THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER. IV. ASK GOD TO SAVE YOU, TO FORGIVE YOUR SIN FOR JESUS’ SAKE, AND TRUST (BELIEVE) WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT HE WILL. Fundamental Baptist Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fbfi.org/constitution-aboutus-84 Article III – Statement of Faith Section 6. Salvation: We believe in the salvation of sinners through Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, Who is the only Savior of men by virtue of His shed blood, i.e., His substitutionary death for sinners. We believe that salvation is completely dependent on the grace of God, is a free gift of God that man cannot earn or merit in any way, and is appropriated by repentance and faith in the person and cross work of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We hold that in salvation the believer is called, regenerated, Spirit baptized into union with Christ, justified, (including the forgiveness of sin and restoration to favor with God through the merit or righteousness of Christ), adopted, sanctified, and glorified. We believe that God secures and guarantees the final salvation of every true believer, and that the genuine believer will continue in his faith and show evidence of his faith in Christ until he meets the Lord. We believe all the elect of God, once saved, are kept by Gods power and are secure in Christ forever. Section 10. The Ordinances: We believe there are two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper… Baptism is a prerequisite to church membership. World Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.wbfi.net/statement.htm STATEMENT OF FAITH Section 12. Of Repentance and Faith We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger, helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour. Section 14. Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost with the authority of the local church to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s Supper. Section 18. Of the Resurrection and Return of Christ and Related Events “That the Lord shall give unto Him the throne of His Father David;” and that “Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet.” KJV Bible Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.kjvbible.com/agreement-of-belief Agreement of Belief The Baptist churches listed in the KJVBible Baptist Church Directory are believed to concur with this brief agreement of belief. The Bible We believe the AV 1611 King James Bible to be the perfect and infallible word of God. Salvation We believe a man is secured in his salvation eternally and unconditionally in this age at the moment he believes. The Ordinances We believe that believers should be immersed in water after being saved. Future Things We believe in a pre-millennial, pre-tribulational translation or rapture of the Church. We believe in the restoration of an earthly kingdom to Israel and a literal Millennial reign of Christ upon earth. Pentecostal Free Will Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.pfwb.org/missionstatement.htm OUR BELIEFS We believe that the saved should receive WATER BAPTISM, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, as a testimony to the world that he has accepted Christ as Savior and Lord. We believe that the PENTECOSTAL BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AN ENDUEMENT OF POWER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CLEAN HEARTS, and the initial evidence of the reception of this experience is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. We believe in DIVINE HEALING as provided in the Atonement. We believe in the SACRAMENT OF THE LORD´S SUPPER as commemorating Christ’s death and anticipating His Second Coming. And feet washing. We believe in the PERSONAL, PRE-MILLENIAL, SECOND COMING OF CHRIST; first, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to meet Him in the air; second, to reign with His saints on earth a thousand years. Welcoming & Affirming Baptists Quotes copied & pasted from: http://wabaptists.org Who We Are The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) is an organization of churches willing to go on record as welcoming and affirming all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity, and who have joined together to advocate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within Baptist communities of faith.
  6. Was this woman's dream of God, or of Satan?   🤔

    Matt.27

    1. [19] When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

     

  7. Nowhere in the Scripture are believers commanded to figure out the date of Christ’s return. In fact, there is a great deal of Scriptural warning against date setting. Matt. 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matt. 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matt. 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. I Thess. 5:1-2 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. The Scripture teaches that we should be ready at anytime for the return of Christ. Nevertheless, many religious leaders claim to have discovered hidden codes in the Scripture, special methods of interpretation or revelation from God that allows them to determine the time of Christ’s return. DATE SETTERS OF THE PAST Prov. 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. In 365 A.D. Hillary of Potiers concluded that the Bible taught that Christ must return before 400A.D. In 236 A.D. early church father Hippolytus concluded that the return of Christ in 500 A.D. was taught in the Scriptures. Lactantus (250-330 A.D.) echoed this teaching as did a historical writer Julius Africanus. In 1179, John Toledo determined that Christ was returning in 1186. In 1147, Gerard of Pochide declared that he had found evidence of a 1306 return of Christ in Scripture. In 1190, Joachim of France taught that the return of Christ must take place before 1205. Pope Innocent III declared that Christ must return in 1284. German preacher Militz of Kromerig declared that the Bible taught that Christ must return between 1365 and 1367. In the 1520’s German preacher Melchoir Huffman taught that Christ must return in 1533. Michael Stiefel, an early German Lutheran preacher, claimed to have discovered the return of Christ in the Bible. He announced that Christ would return at 8:00 a.m. on October 19, 1533. He was rejected by Luther. A crowd gathered at the appointed time in Lachau, Germany. In 1490, Christopher Columbus wrote that Christ must return in 1672. The Fifth Monarchy men announced that they would begin the millennium and cause the return of Christ in the 1660’s. Baptist preacher, Benjamin Keach announced that Christ would return in 1689. German Lutheran preacher Alsted predicted the return of Christ in 1694. Johann Philipp Petri (1718-1792) taught that Christ must return around 1847. James Purves (1734-1795) wrote that Christ must return in 1766. Christopher Huffman preached that Christ must return in 1826. William Cunningham preached that Christ must return in 1839. John Wesley, founder of Methodism, preached that God must return in 1836. John Albrect Bengel (1687-1752) also interpreted the Bible as prophesying an 1836 return of Christ. Theologians named Ellicott and Cumming predicte The followers of William Irving (Catholic Apostolic Church) offered several conclusions as to the time of the return of Christ. First, 1835, then 1838, then 1864, then 1866. A once flourishing religious movement then died. Daniel Wilson, Archbishop of Calcutta, promised that the return of Christ must take place within 14 years of 1847. English preacher, Thomas Parker, concluded that the return of Christ must take place in 1859. William Miller, the inspiration for the Seventh Day Adventist Movement, preached that the Bible taught March 21, 1843 return of Christ. Disappointed followers were assured that October 22, 1844 would be the time. American preachers Brewer and Decker taught an 1867 return of Christ. Class Epps, a Russian preacher taught that Christ must return between March 8, 1889 and March 8, 1891. Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, predicted an 1890 return of Christ. He claimed that he heard the voice of God declaring the date. In 1902, 1600 Russians called Dukhobers waited in the nude for Christ to return to a rural Canadian village. There were a number of cases of frostbite. Charles Taze Russell, founder of Jehovah’s Witness movement, taught that his study of the Bible revealed that Christ would return in 1910. Then 1914. Then 1929. A preacher named Guiness wrote that 1923 was the year. In 1860, Piazzi Smith, Royal Astronomer of Scotland, wrote that the Great Pyramid of Egypt revealed that Christ would return in 1960. In the 1930’s, Australian preacher Leonard Sale Harrison, toured the U.S. preaching that Christ must return in 1940-1941. Radio preacher Herbert W. Armstrong taught that his Bible study revealed the return of Christ in 1936. In 1937, he announced that 1972 was the real date. This was later changed to 1979. Moses David Berg, founder of the Children of God cult, prophesied the return of Christ in 1973. Baptist Evangelist Art Wilson preached for years that Christ must return in 1974. In 1957, British teacher Adam Rutherford published 1500 pages (4 volumes) on the relationship between the Bible and the Great Pyramid of Egypt. His research concluded that Christ must return in 1978 or 1979. In the late 1970’s, con artist John Todd preaching a 1981 return of Christ in many Pentecostal and Baptist churches. Arnold Murray founder of the Shepherd’s Chapel radio church, predicted a 1980 return of Christ. In 1987, Edgar Whisenant published, “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988.” Thousands of copies were mailed free of charge to churches. He concluded that Christ must return between September 11-12-13. He followed this with a book “Why Christ Must Return in 1989.” This time the return of Christ was forecast between September 11-13 in 1989. T.V. preacher Jack Van Impe has suggested a 1976 return for Christ, then 2000, now 2010. A Korean Pentecostal preacher, Lee Jang Rim, promoted the idea that Christ would return at 10:00 a.m. October 28, 1992. In the 1500’s Mother Shipton, a mystic promoted heavily by James Dobson, predicted a 1991 return of Christ. Pentecostal preacher Dorothy Miller taught a September 28, 1992 return of Christ. Warren Jeff, of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ, taught that Christ must return between 1993 and 1997. The he declared April 6, 2005 as the date for Christ’s return. He now suggests 2010. Pentecostal preacher Benny Hinn predicted a 1993 return of Christ. In 1992, prominent radio preacher Harold Camping published “1994”. He taught that the Old Testament offerings predicted that Christ would return in 1994, between September 5 and September 27. He has more recently published “Time Has an End: A Biblical History of the World 11,013 B.C. – 2011 A.D. Pastor John Hinkle also concluded that the Bible taught that Christ would return in 1994 A. D. The Seventeenth Week Newsletter predicted a 1997 return of Christ because of the Hale-Bopp Comet. Pentecostal preacher Tracy Peterson, prophesied the return of Christ on May 8, 1999. God’s Salvation Church promised that Christ would return in 1999 in Texas. Gulham Cooper prophesied the return of Christ on January 1, 2000. Charismatic writer, Rebecca Harrison, promised a May 17, 2000 return of Christ. Charismatic preacher, Dan Millar declared September 21, 2000 to be the day. Jim Searey, a Presbyterian preacher, declared that Christ would return in October 2000. He also declared that Prince Charles was the Antichrist. He was influenced by the book “The Anti-christ and a Cup of Tea” by Jim Cohen. The Lord’s Witnesses, a split off the Jehovah’s Witnesses, declared that Christ would return in October 2000. They later changed this to a date in 2001 then another date in 2001. They now promise the Lord’s return in 2008. Pentecostal preacher, Marilyn Agee, first prophesied the return of Christ on May ­ 22, 1999. She then changed the date to June 11, then June 20, then July 9 then August 20. She now predicts the return of Christ in 2006. Stuart Cobbs predicted an October 5, 2005 return of Christ. CONCLUSION These date setters all have one thing in common – they were all wrong! The literal interpretation of Scripture would prevent Bible students from making such mistakes. After his two embarrassing failures, Edgar Whisenant wrote “I guess God doesn’t always do think the way man thinks He will”. Amen! The internet abounds with prophecies about the return of Christ in 2006. Also in 2007, 2008, 2009 and especially 2010. I would not at all be surprised if Christ returns during that time frame. But if He does, it won’t have anything to do with the calculations of any man or woman. Deut. 29:29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. If Christ had wanted us to know the date of His return, He would have told us clearly in the Scripture. By: Dr. Phil Stringer
  8. That Democrat debate last night was crazy. Its good to watch all parties, not just yours.  🤪

  9. When was the last time you remember, quoting or saying this verse?  😇

     

    Jas.4     [15] For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

     

  10. I agree with you Sir, but it does happens. I don't think pastors are doing this all the time, but some do it for more backup. to push the message out. Like for tithing, or building fund, and growth.
  11. I am not picking on anyone or am I hiding anything here. I openly mention my website http://thegloryland.com on my home page. You can join all my messages if it can be done, past and present. I never mention names to my post, of pastors or members, churches by name doing wrong. The truth does hurt, but you are correct, I did mention the world, that is in correct. I meant many people. The are many false teachers out there, even in the IBC. Why not alert other to keep your eyes open. If I say lets build are church far away, on a island to our self. Would you not blow the Wiesel?
  12. I know that some of my post can be sensitive, but Christians need to speak and preach freely. This is where the Evangelist comes into play. Where pastors cannot, or are afraid to talk about, this is called weakness. I told my wife, if I die, she can get remarried. If she cares or want to, our wife are just like are kids, they are not ours. Wife's are a gift from God. There are no wedding reunions, or sex in heaven. A man in heaven, once married for 60 years ran into to his wife he had on the earth, in heaven. She said, my love to him, he said to her. Our contract said to death do us part, our earthly contract is over... smile
  13. My post are not weird, ask any single pastor or wife. Some pastors might get jealous just thinking about it. Don’t worry be happy. : )

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