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  2. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN for having a white heart
  3. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban Rosie for discrimination.
  4. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Chapter 9 The Relation of the Spirit World to the Natural World In this chapter Clarence Larkin explains the relationship, and harmony, of the work of the Lord Jesus in the Old Testament dispensation, and the ministry of the angels. There is no chart for this chapter nor does Larkin refer to another chart in the book. I feel that this chapter has a wealth of spiritual guidance for the saints and will help us understand our relationship with the work of the Lord in our lives for protection, guidance, and instruction. The Fall of the Walls of Jericho in Joshua 6:1-27 The fall of the walls of Jericho by the leadership of Joshua, and the obedience of the armies of Israel, and the long blast of the horns by the priests and the shouting of the people at the proper moment, is a unique story that has not been repeated since that time. Larkin adequately shows that the natural explanations put forth by men, and earthquake, or a “concussion” caused by the shouting, or the blare of the trumpets, at the exact moment of the fall of the walls, are not correct and that only a spiritual explanation is not only logical, and correct, explanation. Larkin explains that Joshua was ordered by, “… the captain of the host of the LORD ...”Joshua 5:14 to follow the plan of battle that was accomplished in Joshua 6:1-27 Due to their complete obedience, the Capitan of the host of the LORD, and the angelic hosts, actually was the cause of the walls of Jericho falling down. Larkin explains (Exodus 3:1-6 along with Joshua 6:15), that the Captain of the Host of the Lord, was the Lord Jesus Christ before His incarnation. Larkin then explains that the situation is the same as the battle at the “Mulberry Trees” with David and the Philistines in 1 Chronicles 14:13-17 The Star of Bethlehem Matthew 2:9 Larkin re-accounts the story of the wise men from “the east” in search of the “King of the Jews,” Matthew 2:1-18 Larkin recounts the various explanations of the star: that it was a special star, or a comet, or a meteor, or a conjunction of three stars or planets. Larkin give a adequate explanation that the motions of the star clearly indicates that it could be none of these natural occurring phenomenons of the natural world. Larkin explains that the 'star' “went before them,” then disappeared, and then “stood” over the house, Luke 2:9 & 10, where the Lord Jesus was then living. Please take careful note. The Lord Jesus was a young child at this time, was not in a stable but in a house. Matthew 2:9-11, “When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Larkin states that the 'star' was an angel who assumed the form of a star. “Star Our of Jacob” Numbers 24:15-17 Larkin references the reader to Numbers 24:15-17 and to Revelation 9:1 The Ministry of Angels Larkin gives an overview of the ministry of angels protecting those who will be heirs of salvation, Hebrews 1:13-14 and the physical protection of the nation of Israel: 2 Kings 19:32-36 Larkin give numerous examples from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation. Here is a list of scriptures that Larkin uses as examples. I will list them according to Larkin's order. Hebrews 1:13-14 Psalm 91:11-12 Genesis 3:24 Genesis 19:1-29 Genesis 28:10-19 1 Kings 19:4-8 2 Kings 6:13-18 2 Kings 19:32-36 Daniel 6:19-22 Matthew 2:13 & 19 Matthew 4:11 Luke 22:43 Acts 5:19; 12:5-10 Acts 27:21-24 Matthew 24:31 Matthew 13:47-50 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 Besides the proceeding thoughts that Larkin brings out, I feel that the last sentence in this chapter will be a spiritual blessing to all of us. Larkin states, “Lastly, as the heavens are peopled with the “Principalities and Powers of Evil,”and Paradise the abode of the “Righteous Dead” is now in the “Third Heaven,” we shall need the convoy of “Good Angels” as a bodyguard to protect us from these evil and malicious Spirits, when at death our Soul takes its flight to Paradise.”i i Larkin, Clarence The Spirit World, (Glenside, PA: Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate), 1921, page 81
  5. Are We Teaching the Bible Well in Our Churches?

    https://www.theologywithoutapology.org/single-post/2017/11/22/IFB-Backwards thought this might be helpful for you Steven.
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  7. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN for having a black heart
  8. If You're New Here Please Read

    O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; (Psalm 107:1,2)
  9. Saved in 3 tenses?

    In his second main point, the author of the article presented the following: (https://edgarsreflections.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/what-did-jesus-mean-by-“i-will-lose-nothing”-in-john-639/amp/) This particular point would appear to be the author's strongest point, since it seems so easy to connect the idea of Jesus' losing nothing in John 6:39 with the idea of Jesus' losing none of them in John 17:12. However, the true strength of this point rises or falls upon the validity of the author's other supporting points. For this very reason, the author begin this point as follows, "Again, let me repeat that John 6:39 refers to the Jewish disciples only of the Lord Jesus when he was here on earth. Therefore, the “losing” here has something to do with them alone. It does not refer to salvation." I myself have three points of conflict with this presentation of the author's second point: In the first place -- As I have previously demonstrated in my previous postings of review concerning the author's article (here and here), I have demonstrated my belief that the author is in error on a number of his supporting points. Furthermore, as I proceed to the third and final point of the author's article I intend to demonstrate additional error in his supporting points. Even so, since the strength of the author's present point rises or falls upon the foundation of his supporting points, I believe that as the points of the author's supporting foundation falls, so this point falls with it. In the second place -- The Greek verb from which the English verb "should lose" in John 6:39 and the English verb "is lost" in John 17:12 are translated is worthy of our notice. This Greek verb is "ἀπόλλυμι" ("apollumi"). This Greek verb is found twelve times in the gospel of John; and on a number of those occasions, it is translated with the English verb "perish." (See John 3:15-16; 10:28) In particular its usage in John 10:28 is of significance for the present consideration. As we have noted in a previously in this series of reviews, the context of John 27-30 also speaks concerning those whom God the Father had given unto God the Son, and applies that truth unto all of the Lord Jesus Christ's sheep. Even so, in John 27:28 our Lord Jesus Christ spoke concerning all of His sheep, whom the God the Father had given unto Him, saying, "And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." Now, herein the phrase, "shall never perish," is translated from the same Greek verb as is found in John 6:39 and John 17:12 concerning those who are not lost. Thus we might consider our Lord's teaching in John 10:28 as follows: "And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never BE LOST, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." Indeed, we might even consider the reason that our Lord reveals by which none of His sheep will ever be lost -- because they cannot be plucked out of His own hand. Yea, none of His sheep will ever be lost specifically because He Himself will never lose any of them. Then in John 10:29 our Lord Jesus Christ added the truth, "My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." So then, none of God the Son's sheep, whom God the Father has given unto Him, can ever be lost, specifically because God the Son AND God the Father will never lost them. It seems to me that the truth concerning never being lost (or, never perishing) is certainly applied within the gospel of John unto more than just the eleven apostles (yea, unto ALL of God the Son's sheep) and is certainly applied unto more than just physical protection (yea, even unto the eternal security of a believer's eternal life). In the third place -- The author of the article seems to assert that our Lord Jesus Christ's statement in John 17:12, "and none of them is lost," had application only unto physical protection. However, this assertion does not follow the whole flow of thought within our Lord's prayer in John 17:11-17. Certainly, the declaration of John 18:8-9 indicates that physical protection was included within that responsibility. Yet the flow of thought in John 17:11-17 does not appear to indicate that physical protection was the exclusive meaning of that responsibility. In John 17:11 our Lord Jesus Christ prayed for God the Father to keep through His own name those whom He had given unto God the Son. Then at the end of John 17:11 our Lord Jesus Christ revealed the purpose for this keeping work of the Father, "that they may be one, as we are." When we consider our Lord Jesus Christ's further prayer for oneness among believers in John 17:20-23, it seems quite clear that this oneness is a spiritual matter, not a physical matter. Now, having prayed in John 17:11 for God the Father to keep the eleven apostles, our Lord Jesus Christ indicated in John 17:12 that already kept them in the Father's name while He was with them in the world. Thus we may understand that the keeping work within the context of these verses is the same work. The keeping work for which our Lord Jesus Christ prayed that the Father would administer unto the eleven was the same keeping work that our Lord Jesus Christ Himself had already administered unto them. Yet the Lord Jesus Christ would be departing from the eleven in order to ascend unto God the Father. As such, He would no longer be present with them in order to administer this keeping work directly. Thus He prayed that God the Father would carry forward that keeping work once after His departure. So then, how did our Lord Jesus Christ describe this keeping work that He had already administered unto the elven, and that He was praying for God the Father to continue administering unto them? First, in John 17:12 our Lord Jesus Christ indicated the nature of this keeping work, stating, "While I was in the world, I kept them IN THY NAME." Second, in John 17:15 our Lord Jesus Christ indicated the protection of this keeping work, praying, "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them FROM THE EVIL." Finally, in John 17:17 our Lord Jesus Christ revealed the means for this keeping work, praying, "Sanctify them THROUGH THY TRUTH: thy word is truth." Even so, from the whole contextual flow of thought in our Lord's prayer, we may understand that the keeping work which He Himself had administered and for which He prayed of the Father was not strictly a physical matter, but was far more so a spiritual matter. In fact, the very statement of exception that our Lord Jesus Christ made concerning Judas Iscariot, "the son of perdition," would also emphasize that this keeping work was a spiritual matter. In John 17:12 our Lord Jesus Christ declared, "Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, except the son of perdition." Herein the clause of exception indicates that "the son of perdition" had indeed already been lost. Yet Judas Iscariot had not come to any physical harm by this point in time. Judas was not physically lost. On the other hand, by this time it was quite certain that Judas was spiritually lost, and that for eternity. So then, even the context of John 17:11-17 does not seem to allow for us to view this keeping work as encompassing only physical protection. Certainly, as I have acknowledged, the declaration of John 18:8-9 indicates that physical protection was included within our Lord Jesus Christ's responsibility of the keeping work. However, that physical protection was not the primary aspect of that keeping work. Rather, spiritual protection was the primary aspect of that keeping work. However, the author of the article presented one more main point in his argument. Therefore, there is yet more for us to consider. Sister Rose, are you following this information thus far; or do you have any questions about this information?
  10. Islam

    Their god cannot be about love because he rewards men by exploiting women and he condones the barbaric killing of innocent people. Islamists concept of their god, is also fatalistic because they think that he predetermines people to paradise or Hell much the same way as the Calvinists' god does.
  11. Islam

    The god of the Quran CANNOT be the one True God, why? By definition, God has to be perfect in every way possible, and that includes PERFECT LOVE. Love is something you direct towards someone else. That is true love (e.g., I love my Father in Heaven). The God of the Quran is ONE person, therefore, he cannot have perfect love because his love is directed towards no one from eternity past. One might argue that his love can be directed towards humans. Since God is Eternal, then His love would have to be eternal. Human beings are "created", and did not exist in eternity past. So unless the god of the Quran had love towards someone in eternity past, he cannot be the true God. I created this thread so my other brothers and sisters in Christ can add to it whenever they feel like. At the same time, let's show the beauty of God's true Love. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) That one word "SO" means more than many think. It doesn't say, "God loved the world", it reads, "God SO loved the world" My friend (who is muslim) keeps having a reoccurring dream where he's flying and trying to fly higher, but he can only go so far, and his strength weakens and he can't fly any higher. I asked God what that meant, and He said "He is so close, and yet so far away". My muslim friend (Hussein) just about loves all people, believes in an Almighty God, keeps the commandments, ...just the wrong God. If he can only see the truth of the Word of God and Salvation by Grace through faith, he can fly as high as he wants, and there are no limits. Muslims need to be shown the love of God. God Bless, Daniel
  12. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    To Invicta, I am very concerned with your teachings, as they can mislead those who are not mature in the Word and drink milk only. I wholeheartedly agree with Bro Jim. Invicta, you're thinking carnally when you misinterpret the word "image". When God shelters us under his wings, does that mean that he has literal wings and they flap? Is Jesus really a door with a knob and hinges? Jim's post make a lot of sense because Adam was actually referred to as "The Son of God". Jesus was the Second Adam, The Sinless Son of God. Sinless means that He was not capable of sinning. Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. (Luke 3:37,38) Adam being referred to as the "Son of God" in the genealogy means that Adam was made in God's image. Adam has a conscious of his existence. An owl doesn't say to itself, "I think, therefore I am". A deer doesn't ponder what happens when it dies? A tiger cannot be guilty of murder if it eats a goat in a prey. Because they are not made in God's image, man is. God "The Father" has no literal image. He is invisible. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Colossians 1:14,15) If Jesus is in the "IMAGE" of the "INVISIBLE" God, how then can the word image be literal? And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. (Revelation 4:3) This is referring to God the Father. The book of Revelation has to be carefully interpreted according to its context. Jasper in those times refers to a crystalline stone, like a Diamond. The more clear and translucent a diamond is, the more costly. It is referring to the absolute purity and holiness of God, and His Majesty and Glory. Also notice that the book of Revelation only mentions ONE throne, but BOTH the Father and the Son is seated on it. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. (Revelation 22:3,4) "The" Throne, which is a definite article -- one throne. The throne which has God and the Lamb (2 people), and it switches to serve HIM in the same verse. HIM is not two, but one, yet two are on the throne. It doesn't say...see THEIR face, it says see HIS face. When you see the face of God in Eternity, it will be the face of Jesus Christ Himself. The Father's Glory will shine through Him, and the Holy Spirit will dwell in us all. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. (Revelation 21:23) Do you see in that verse how they are ONE in absolute essence and Being? Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. (John 14:11) Hope this helps Invicta! God Bless, Daniel
  13. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban Rosie, because today is the so-called "Black Friday", and since it's Black Friday, I can ban Rosie, because it's "Black"...like my heart when it comes to banning people and such.
  14. Whats for Supper...

    Thank you, we did. And it was good to spend time with family. Our son is still in Indiana, but he was able to video call us this evening and we were able to chat a bit. Can't wait til May when he's supposed to be moving up here. Yay! Thanks for the recipe! I'm not sure I'd like chestnuts stuffed in the turkey - I'm not crazy about stuffing from the turkey. Although I would taste it, because I do like chestnuts.
  15. Are We Teaching the Bible Well in Our Churches?

    I had an aunt who was disabled, illiterate and her speech was, I don't know how to explain it, perhaps I should say distorted. But I am sure she was saved. My dad said as his elder sister she brought up the younger ones. He was one of 14 children in a poor part of London. I know some died in infancy, but I have managed to trace 10 of them on family research sites.
  16. "And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise." (Revelation 8:12). This is not the only fearful sight that will occur in the tribulation... in fact, the majority of the scriptural content in that chapter deals with such things. Far too much scripture to quote here. As for "planet x/nibiru" there is no such thing. There a great many wolves in sheep's clothing perpetuating these lies, deceiving the gullible. I agree with many of the brethren (above) in their opinions of those whom have started and continue to perpetuate this nonsense. Two other names come to mind: Paul Begley and Steven DeNoon, both of which produce "shock factor" videos, and are plastered all over social media (sadly). They use scare tactics to promote "survival" products. They prey on those who do not study the Bible, and do not know scripture themselves. So much so that when claim something to be scripturally sound, the gullible and those who do not study scripture themselves, are easily deceived. There is a solution to this... when believers study scripture themselves (as we are told to do; 2 Tim.2:15), know scripture well, then they can readily recognize the false teachers and know to mark and avoid them. Sadly, many professing believers are Biblically illiterate these days... even though there is no excuse for this since there are hundreds of ways to access the KJV Bible... in print form, also free online KJV Bible, and even free lexicons (should person desire to delve deep), Braille, KJV Bible apps, and audio Bibles as well (which are an excellent use of time while doing chores, etc. Listening to the KJV audio Bible). But far too many professing believers want a 5-6 word summary, a 5-10 minute sermon-ette (McChristian drive-thru style). Rather than waste time on the latest theory and falsehood of the day... (such as the "Blood moons", Shmita, Rev.12 sign heresy, L.A.Marzulli's phony fairy, planet x/nibiru, and hundreds of other false teachings that pervert/twist scripture) ... the time would be much better spent in the Bible, in actual scripture, rather than mankind's take, opinion, and perversion of scripture for personal gain. Here is some scripture that may be helpful: "For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." (Rom.16:18) "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them." (Eph.5:6-7) "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." (2 Tim.3:13) " That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive" (Eph.4:14) Maranatha!
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  18. Are We Teaching the Bible Well in Our Churches?

    I third brother Alan's advice. Our church does not have any type of entertainment worship. We just have a Grand Piano, a 1905 Broadwood.. A few years ago we were looking for a pastor and considered an Australian Baptist. He wanted to bring in a 'worship leader' who we suspected would be his wife. The membership rejected him but one single man and two families, totalling 8 members left. It was suspected that our churh may have to close as we only had a small membership. However the Lord has blessed us. While we still are looking for a pastor, we have had three former members who had moved away a number of new members from other churches. One said, "I was starved of teaching there." We have recently had a number of regular ladies from another church, and others not so regular. We also have a couple in our evening service, from a Baptist church about five miles away which doesn't always have an evening service. Our problem is that we have only two young families, and the leaders are knocking on a bit. We pray for more younger people to join us, but most younger people are only interested entertainment type services. We used to have a stand at the freshers week at the local university. We used to get a number of students from the university, but now they ask "What is the worship like?" instead of "What is the preaching like?" The last student we had was a Czech girl who was with us for a couple of years then went to France to study, then came back till she graduated, then left us to go back to Czech to get married. We also get a Lithuanian girl who works on the farms from time to time (she started picking strawberries, but when they found she could speak several languages, they put her in the staff shop) she goes back home when there is no work here. A young man I invited to our Easter service last year has applied for baptism but we have difficulty in deciding if he is saved as he is not good a expressing himself. I believe that the way of salvation is available even to the simplest person who trusts in Jesus. but others think that he should be able to make a full declaration without prompting. I find this one difficult.
  19. Whats for Supper...

    Enjoy your celebration. We know a US missionary pastor in France who tries to introduce thanksgiving to those who attend his church. I receive recipes each day from a French company called Marmiton.Today's email was Menu de thanks giving.It included Dinde farcie accompagnée de marrons. (Turkey stuffed with chestnuts. On their website, if you get the google English translation it says 'Browns" as marron is brown as well as chestnut.)Also, Fête traditionnelle aux USA, Thanksgiving est une fête familiale célébrée le 4ème jeudi de novembre. Mashed Potatoes Comme chez Mamie (like mummy makes) Anyway, enjoy your thanksgiving meal.
  20. Whats for Supper...

    Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the US. We will have the traditional meal: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans and corn, cranberry, rolls. And for dessert pumpkin, apple, and rhubarb pies (not to mention the cookies in the cookie jar). Lots of food, with lots of leftovers for munching over the next few days. And lots of thanks and praise to our God above for all He has given and all the He is. May all who read this (who are in the US) have a wonderful, thankful Thanksgiving.
  21. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN because its Thanksgiving Day and I am just thankful to be banned lol
  22. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban Rosie, because it's Thanksgiving Day, and I'm thankful for banning her.
  23. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN for not realizing we are supposed to ban each other
  24. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban WWMS for banning people.
  25. Are We Teaching the Bible Well in Our Churches?

    Such as church has left her first estate and turned to entertaining goats and has forsaken the sheep. Goats probably run the place and it is no longer a place for sheep. Goats want to be entertained, sheep want to be discipled. Time to find a New Testament church of the kind that Christ built and died for.
  26. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban Rosie because she banned me before I could come in and ban anyone.
  27. Are We Teaching the Bible Well in Our Churches?

    I second brother Alan's advice.
  28. "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN for knowing so much
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