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  1. Well, if the church is in the OT like many theologians teach, and the Baptist denomination is the true church the rest of Christians being only guests, then Baptist preachers in the OT had plenty of wives. David, an IFBer, had at least 22 wives and Solomon had 700 plus 300 concubines.
  2. If that is the case then why translate it as "strength" and not "light". Is it because "strength" makes more sense in the verse and this is how the translators were inspired...er...I mean led to translate the word? The root word for the English word "ever" means "vital force" i.e strength.
  3. Yup, I mentioned this before. I don't know how any Christian can take that death jab with a clear conscience but God only knows.
  4. Some scientists are starting to think we were engineered from the apes by another otherworldly race of beings. Perhaps because they were dying out and it was the only was to preserve their seed/genes. They accomplished this through viral coding like they nut cases believe they can do now. The only problem is mutations are always inferior, not superior and can never reproduce.
  5. Well, yeah, of course he is backslidden. Discouragement can do that. I remember reading about Richard Wurmbrand when he was locked away in dark, solitary confinment in a commie prison that he would preach sermons at God and they weren't "God is love" messages either. God understood what was going on with him. Some of the brethren would have been pointing their fingers at him calling him unsaved though.
  6. I don't know, you can hate your earthly father yet love him too. They sometimes go hand in hand. Human emotions are complicated. Sounds like he's discouraged which is Satan's #1 fiery dart for many Christians.
  7. Yes, what your father did was probably the best. I was punted back and forth when each one got tired of me until they eventually punted me out on to the street before I finished high school which I never did finish. Now that they are old and helpless they both expect me to "honor thy father and mother" and want me to be there all the time for them when neither were there when I needed them the most.
  8. Give what you can cheerfully give. Whether 1% or 100%.
  9. I never heard of the White American Baptist denomination before.
  10. I don't think he's gonna run. I think it's just the media fearmongering and whipping up the Left. Trump holding rallies is just because he likes the attention. I wish DeSantis would run but why would anyone want to be POTUS.
  11. My pastor mentions it but the last time I heard a complete sermon on hell was about a year ago in another IFB church I visited.
  12. The "mother of God" title came about from an overreaction to Nestorianism. Sometimes the brethren can be overzealous in fighting against heresy and come up with another heresy to combat it. I've heard Mary the mother of Jesus preached about in IFB sermons but never as a stand-alone sermon. It's usually in context of a sermon about great women of the faith.
  13. Who got to America first? Who really knows but as far as creating settlements I would say Catholics. St. Augustine in Florida is the oldest European settlement in America. There's evidence that the Vikings were here long before that but they may have still been pagan at that time and their settlements didn't survive. Now between Protestant and Baptist that depends on your history of the Baptist Church that you hold to. I'm probably in the minority in saying that the Baptist denomination as we know it in America was not started until Roger Williams but the groundwork was already laid by the Pilgrims, who were not Puritans but Brownists and closer to Baptists in many aspects. Both the Brownists and Puritans came out of the Church of England. The Anabaptists and other Old World/German Baptists would be where the Amish, Conservative Brethren, Mennonites, etc. come from. So the Pilgrims came out of the CoE but laid the groundwork for American Baptist churches which was laid down beforehand by various separatists group back in England. The Baptist denomination was in essence a protest against Protestantism as Lutheranism was a protest against Catholicism.
  14. So does that means the stars fall to earth every 4 to 8 years when there's a new administration? And then they can go back into the heavens if that administration returns?
  15. "What God Hath Wrought" by William P. Grady. Not a history of IFB per se but covers a lot about the history of Baptists in general, including IFB, in the formation of America. There's really not a whole lot written that isn't negative or someone writing about how they escaped the "IFB cult". IFB in it's present form really didn't rise until around the 1920's with the infiltration of churches, particularly Southern Baptist, by progressivism.
  16. When I said "spiritualization" I meant taking the literal meaning and applying it in a non literal way. It's not the best term but it's how it is explained at times. Spiritualizing or allegorizing isn't always wrong but I think in the context of that passage the proper hermeneutics would be a literal reading especially compared to other passages like Matthew 24:29-31.
  17. Quote: " I say more power to you for getting it" That sounded like you were OK with it.
  18. I wouldn't expect anything else from the Papacy. So then to be clear nobody has any problem with aborted fetal tissue being used to make a vaccine?
  19. Looks like Pfizer vaccine is made using aborted fetus cells. I knew this already. All four of the major ones are (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J and Astrazeneca). https://ussanews.com/News1/2021/10/06/veritas-pfizer-whistleblower-shows-company-stifled-discussion-of-fetal-tissue-used-in-the-development-of-covid-vaccine/
  20. Rev. 6 [12] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; [13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. [14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. If you are going to spiritualize the stars in verse 13 to make them angels than to be consistent you need to spiritualize the sun, moon, heaven, mountain and island also but I'm pretty sure they are literal.
  21. There's so many off them out there. Ben Franklin was a member of the Oddfellows. He was also a member of the Hellfire Club which was a pretty wretched affair. I hate it when I find out about these things how a person I admire like Ben Franklin was involved in such a thing. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I was baptized when I was 9 into the Mormon Church and once in a while, not as much as I used too, I hear from them trying to get me back into the cult. They have a lot of bizarre secret rituals and apparently Joseph Smith's father was deep into the Masons.
  22. When my grandfather passed it was revealed he was a Mason and nobody had any inkling that he was. They showed up at his funeral. Even more shocking is my maternal great grandparents were KKK with him being a higher up in the organization and this was in New Jersey not the South. Nobody had any idea except my one uncle and he found out from an outside source. I think for my grandfather it was more about making allies and creating contacts in the business world rather than any plot to subvert the Constitution or take over the nation. It was a good ol' boys club. He loved America, was very patriotic and made a profession of faith in Christ a few years before he died. Like I've said before I think the Masons have become irrelevant and has been replaced by other secret societies that are far more dangerous. These subverters are always one step ahead.
  23. Mitch McTurtle caves again. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/06/mitch-mcconnell-caves-offers-democrats-short-term-debt-fix-amid-standoff/ Even when the GOP is in power they grovel to the Dems.
  24. All the size and distances of the stars are pure assumptions by scientists. They predetermine the sizes, densities, distances etc ahead of time then rig the math to fit their theories. Just as they do with evolution and geology. Though it's true that angels are typified by stars, in the context of this passage it refers to celestrial bodies. And the fact that the passage refers to the sun and moon then it is only logical that stars are the stars we see when we look up into the night sky. We have been indoctrinated from birth with a lot more lies than we can ever imagine. Has anyone ever seen close up images of stars? If you can find an actually picture (since the vast majority are fake being either animations and "artist renderings") they do not resemble the sun. They have a more electrical and translucent appearance like a jelly fish or bacteria. Psalm 148 [3] Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. [4] Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
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