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    Alan

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    Pastorj

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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    (Omega)

    Independent Fundamental Baptist


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    DaveW

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  1. 4 points
    Pastorj

    Looking for Likes

    Okay everyone, like this post so I can win the week and month. I am so close :)
  2. 4 points
    DaveW

    Just braggin' a little.

    My wife is a wonderful, lovely, gorgeous, but slightly silly lady. I say slightly silly for the simple reason that you would have to be at the very least slightly silly to put up with me for 29 years, and yet as of tomorrow, it will be 29 years ago that we were married. I love her more now than I did then, and at that time, I didn't think it was possible to love a person more than I loved her. So I am bragging about how wonderful she is, and how amazing she is that she could put up with me for so long.
  3. 4 points
    Pastorj

    Looking for Likes

    So disappointed that I have only 1 like
  4. 4 points
    Alan

    The beauty of creation

    Lunch time guests Conway, Missouri The exact location is a secret!
  5. 4 points
    Pastorj

    Is the KJVO "movement" dying?

    swathdriver - I did not intend to argue about this with you, but this is unfortunately the mentality that has gotten our IFB churches to where they are today. The Holy Spirit would never lead any Christian to a church where there is no preaching,. The vast majority of Christians are not being led by the Holy Spirit, they are being led by their emotions and entertainment value. They go to a church and leave happy so that must mean the Holy Spirit is leading them there. Christians should go to church to be edified, reproved and rebuked by the Word of God. If the Word of God is not preached, all you did was get entertained. My gifts and influence will not change the ways of a "yeller or story teller". I will not refer to them as preachers as they do not "Preach". People need to hold the Pastor to a Biblical level and mandate that he "Preaches". It's a sad state of America that we are missing this in our churches.
  6. 4 points
    DaveW

    Missionary with cancer

    A missionary friend of mine has recently been diagnosed with cancer in his digestive tract. It also looks to have spread to other areas of the abdomen, but I don't know how far. Could still be localised and not throughout his system, but no real way of knowing yet. 10 or so years on the field, children to young adult age, growing church on the field. Faithful man and serving family.
  7. 3 points
    It was taken away because we want you to be more productive with your time :)
  8. 3 points
    DaveW

    Happy new year

    Praying that you all have a safe New Year's Eve, and blessed, God focussed new year and year to come. I will get there before most of you - just over seven hours where I am. But as you head home from Church this evening, remember that there are many who are partying and drinking etc, who do not care for you nor your famly, so drive safe.
  9. 3 points
    DaveW

    Annual Rant about Santa Clause

    Already enough people in the world who class Jesus Christ and God as "Fairly tales like Santa and the Easter bunny". Our kids were always taught that Santa was not real - but they were also taught not to offend other kids who were lied to. It is not their job to correct that misteaching.
  10. 3 points
    Christ mass, even the name is blasphemous. The name shows its papal origin. We are supposed to have left Rome behind.
  11. 3 points
    (Omega)

    Memory trouble

    Please pray for me as I am having trouble recalling certain things to memory or get things mixed up. Sometimes my mind is crystal clear and then there are times when I don't even know what day it is. This one time I went to work on a Saturday thinking it was Friday. I appreciate all the prayers.
  12. 3 points
    Pastorj

    Cutting Children off

    This is tough, but I would agree to cut them off with the understanding that you explain to them why. That you love and forgive them. That when they repent, your home will be opened back up to them. Understand that Repentance is not just an apology. There has to be action and that would include restoration, unless you choose to forgive the debt of the thefts - Which I would only do if they truly repent. Pray daily for them and also search yourself for unconfessed sin. You may need to repent also (Don't know the circumstances). I would highly recommend Biblical counseling with your pastor. Hope that helps. PastorJ
  13. 3 points
    Alan

    Merry Christmas!

    All of us are glad to hear that your son was able to make it to your house for Christmas.
  14. 3 points
    HappyChristian

    Merry Christmas!

    Our son is here!
  15. 3 points
    I find this interesting, especially in North Carolina (Virginia native here). However, imagine our surprise to find a real, bible-preaching, bible-believing, soulwinning church in "sin city" of all places. My husband and I left the "hippy-skippy" feel-good, NIV (among others) using "megachurch". The Lord led my husband to think about where we attend church right at a year ago now. A year ago, we were still pretty lost, not connected to a community, spiritually comatose. One year later, we are connected, spiritually alive, my husband is saved. Don't ever doubt what God can do...ever! If someone had told me this would happen, I'd have told them they were clear out of their minds.
  16. 3 points
    Invicta

    Shallow Christmas Carols

    Our preacher last Sunday chose "There was no room at Bethlehem" but our pianist didn't manage it too well, our reserve pianist was feeding her Baby at the time, The preacher said he didn't know it, but chose it because he liked the words.No one else seemed to know it, although I am sure we sang it last year or the year before. So we ended up reading the words. One verse says "But there was room at Calvary" There Was No Room in Bethlehem There was no room in Bethlehem for him who left his throne to seek the lost at countless cost and make their griefs his own: but there was room at Calvary upon a cross of shame for him to die, uplifted high, and bear the sinner's blame. There was no room in Bethlehem, and in the world today man will not give him room to live but bids him turn away; but there is room at Calvary, and there he stands to give a home to all who heed his call and look to him and live. There was no room in Bethlehem for Christ, the Prince of heaven come down to earth in human birth that man might be forgiven: but there is room at Calvary for sinners to abide, and all who come will find a home in Jesus crucified.
  17. 3 points
    Rosie

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all of you and a blessed New Year
  18. 3 points
    What joy! Three of our grandsons were saved today! The two oldest boys (15 and 17 yrs old) are both special needs boys, and that just goes to show how powerful God's love and His truths are and how they can pierce through and not be hindered by those special needs! The youngest is almost 12 yrs old and he was the first of the three to ask the Saviour to save him. "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth" (Luke 15:7). What glorious answers to this grandma's countless prayers! I'm rejoicing with tears of praise, and ever grateful in prayer! Yes, praise God from Whom all blessings flow! I can't help but to add... What an unspeakably joyous thing it was to hear the oldest young man ask Jesus to save him! To be told that his countenance was one of peace and serenity surely wrought the instant longing to join the very angels in Heaven and burst out in joyful song! Glory to God in the highest for all three of my grandsons accepting the gift of salvation! Praise the Lord for my grandsons' momma who led them to Him...and their daddy for also teaching them and desiring that they be saved! In the quietness of your heart, if you will sweetly still yourself...you shall hear the RE-JOY-SING (JOY AGAIN and AGAIN!!!) in Heaven over these 3 precious young men!
  19. 3 points
    WellWithMySoul

    The beauty of creation

    This is what we call a "pine star". There's a lot of beauty out there!
  20. 3 points
    swathdiver

    Eternal Security vs O.S.A.S

    The lost man delights in sin, the saved man regrets sinning.
  21. 3 points
    Yes ma'am, but I was a little late because I had trouble with my heater and my son was sick. The Pastor seems about my age, or a little younger. It's amazing how Oakland and Alameda are so close to each other and yet they seem like worlds apart. Here is the church's website: http://www.hbcalameda.org/home.html I look forward to going there again next week.
  22. 3 points
    One thing of which to be aware: most Calvinists (or those who follow reformed doctrine) are against the idea of OSAS for simply because: they do not believe in an individual's free will acceptance of Christ as Savior. They believe that the elect must persevere in order to prove out that they are, indeed, part of the elect. And, should they "unpersevere" (stray away from the paths of righteousness), that is proof of never having been part of the elect to begin with. We are indeed always saved, once we are truly saved. However, there is an easy believism that has permeated Christianity that causes problems. One of those problems is false profession. Another is false security. Salvation is simple. It truly is. But it does involve repentance, which far too many people have popularized now as a "work" and therefore cannot be part of salvation. The fine line is that many of those who pray a prayer are trusting in that prayer, rather than the person of Christ. Assurance comes from the fact that they prayed. And as they continue in life, regardless of what they become involved in, they look back to that prayer and assure themselves (or their family assures themselves) that "once saved, always saved." Two examples that my husband and I just discussed come to mind. We know two young men who we watched grow up...both of them made professions as children. And, boy, did they know scripture! And yet...they are both homosexual and proud of it. They are both "married" and successful. No hint of any conviction, no "doubts" that they are indeed saved, because "once saved, always saved." Now, I know folks might say that we cannot judge the heart, so maybe they are. I'm sorry, but that's not what the Bible teaches. The Bible does NOT teach that anyone will LOSE their salvation. But it DOES teach that there are false professors. "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." A corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit - we have an apple tree that has been dying for a while. The fruit has not been very good at all. This is true of people as well. We are all corrupt until we are truly saved. If we make a profession, but our fruit is corrupt, we are not saved. That does NOT mean a saved person will never sin. It DOES mean that a saved person will be convicted because he or she is indwelt by Almighty God, and God is, upon salvation, working to form us to the image of His Son. God is not going to allow His child to live in continual, habitual abomination. Now, let me again say that once we are saved, we are always saved. But the term has become a mantra for those who want to convince themselves that they can willfully and continually sin and be saved - and no conviction of sin, no consequence of that continual, willful sin. There is a balance - once we are saved, we are saved. We are still in our physical bodies, and so there will be sin. But a truly born-again believer will be convicted - and if the person doesn't respond to the conviction, spiritual spanking will follow somehow (else, the Bible says, we are not His children). If none of the happens, the person was never truly saved. Salvation was not lost, it was never had to begin with. I am not averse to using the phrase "once saved, always saved," because once a person is saved, it is for always. Eternal security. Phew - just some really quick thoughts this morning. I hope it makes sense...and if there is anyone out there who can explain it better, please jump in.
  23. 2 points
    (Omega)

    Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    I don't understand how anyone can be a Preterist. Preterism means "already happened", while historicism means "representing historical events." And these false teachers such as Mauro are teaching that the events in Revelation have already occurred, or to symbolize nearly all of it. I have heard some ridiculous theories trying to link Revelation up to middle ages events et al. What the two definitely have in common is being wrong on the face of it. Clearly, there has been no mark of the beast, no global control by Antichrist, none of the trumpet or bowl judgments, no two witnesses, no rebuilt temple, no 144,000, . . . one could go on at length. The only way that a person could accept any of the false systems of prophetic interpretation is by failing to believe that Revelation and the rest of scripture means what it says. Thanks for sharing your notes and observations, Alan. God Bless, Daniel
  24. 2 points
    Brian Smedley

    Hello

    Hi, my name is Brian Smedley and I want to say without Christ I am nothing . Through the Lord Jesus Christ do I have righteousness, not my righteousness, but his. I am presented to God through Jesus blood that flowed at Calvary for my sins and all of mankind's. John 3:16. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him would not perish, but have everlasting life.
  25. 2 points
    Alan

    Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Brethren, Besides my books, I have a list of five different preterist forums, and or web sites, that I gather information from. Within the ranks of preterism, both William Hendriksen and Philip Mauro are considered preterist. Within those five preterist sites, and books on preterism, you will find out that that Preterism is a form of Historicism. At the beginning of Phillip Mauro's ministry, he was a dispensational in belief. But, he changed radically and became an ardent preterist. Two things: 1. Dave is correct. There are different dispensations in the scriptures and not a new doctrine. I want to thank Dave for bringing this to our attention. 2. Phillip Mauro openly departed from the faith. "They went out from us, but they were not of us: for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." 1 John 2:19 Daniel, Thank you for your thoughts on prophecy. The next lesson will be uploaded soon. Alan
  26. 2 points
    DaveW

    Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Oh so he was around in the 3rd century when people were discussing dispensation, was he?????
  27. 2 points
    Pastorj

    Looking for Likes

    Keep it up, I am almost in 1st place :)
  28. 2 points
    Alan

    Looking for Likes

    I "like" it when a person pulls our their hair! The "hair pulling out" avatar has got to be the coolest avatar in the selection; except the "standing behind the wall" avatar. Hmmm Anybody else got a favorite avatar?
  29. 2 points
    Rosie

    "Ban The Person Above You" Game

    Ban NN and Omega for being such babys over a tooth ache....lol
  30. 2 points
    Alan

    Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Daniel, Welcome back! Your post was quite lengthly. I will need to copy and paste the entire post and answer most of it later. Right now I will try and answer the first question now. It is very apparent to me that the Judgment Seat of Christ is for the judging of the church saints for rewards or lack of rewards: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 The timing of the Judgment Seat of Christ will be when the Lord Jesus comes for the church: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Paul made it very clear that the church age saints will meet the Lord in the air and the Lord Jesus made it very clear, Revelation 22:12 that He will bring His rewards with Him. And, Revelation 4:4 makes is very clear that the the crowns are already worn. So, the believers are judged, and rewarded, immediately after the rapture in the air. Alan
  31. 2 points
    (Omega), I have found the problem and corrected it. You should now be able to reply in the forums.
  32. 2 points
    Alan

    Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    As most a-millennialism teachers, and the preterist, use most of the same scriptures to teach a, "General Resurrection and General Judgment," we will take note in this Overview that Larkin teaches the correct interpretation of the scripture that the a-millenialist incorrectly uses. For example. Hendriksen used 2 Corinthians 5:10 as a proof text that, "The dead are judged in accordance with their works, Matt. 25:31 ff.; Rom. 14:10; II Cor. 5:10." In this last lesson, Larkin shows that only the believers are judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ as mentioned by Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:10, and by way of context, Romans 14:10 "But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we all shall all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ." Romans 14:10 The apostle Paul is very clear, only brothers in Christ will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ. For Hendriksen, or any other a-millennialist, or preterist, to say that all the dead will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ is incorrect.
  33. 2 points
    Alan

    Merry Christmas!

    My prayer for all of you. May the Lord bless all of you during this Christmas season. May the Lord give all of you a blessed time with your loved ones. May the Lord bless your churches with a loving spirit this Christmas season. May the Lord bless the churches with souls entering church to find hope during this Christmas season. May the Lord protect you as you drive seeing loved ones. May the Lord give all of us a love for the Lord Jesus as we remember His birth and leaving Heaven to this world of woe, that we may enjoy the blessings of heaven for eternity. Alan Brethren, Feel free to post you favorite Christmas music. Feel free to express your joy of the season. Feel free to share your blessings of the season. Feel free to share any photos of the season. Feel free to express your thanks for the Lord Jesus leaving the realms of glory, and with a humble birth, become the Son of Man. Enjoy the music! Alan
  34. 2 points
    Rosie

    Merry Christmas!

    this is Joshua I have been praying for him since he went into the service and will continue
  35. 2 points
    Alan

    Merry Christmas!

    One of my favorite Christmas verses. "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21
  36. 2 points
    DaveW

    Is the KJVO "movement" dying?

    You keep saying that "IFB churches are dying". I know there are churches closing and opening all the time, but the reason some IFB churches are dying is more often than not laziness on the part of Pastors, or scandal of some sort. But in reality, IFB churches are not dying. Not generally. In fact, in my area we are seeing more and more people turn from rock n roll compromise churches and looking for KJV, Bible preaching, hymn singing churches. I guess I just don't agree with the generalisation.....
  37. 2 points
    Invicta

    Merry Christmas!

    My wife looking at the TV listings for today, said "The Archbishop of Canterbury is giving his new year message today, it will be ever so profound, it is all of five minutes." I said "It doesn't matter how long it is, it will be only political." So it was. If he was to call the nation to repentance, I suppose that would cause a storm.
  38. 2 points
    Understand that I'm Southern born and Southern bred --- and when I die I'll be Southern dead!! BUT, far too many Southern IB preachers are cotton candy preachers -- all fluff, no substance. Southern folk (as a whole) like it that way, unfortunately. Most campmeetings will have messages that the other preachers can shout about. Am I against shouting? Not when it's real. Does shouting make the service more (or less) real? No. Is "putting on the dog" carnal? Yep! There used to be a good campmeeting in Boomer, N.C. but, alas, it is no more.
  39. 2 points
    My wife and the family we're staying with are teaching each other different things in the kitchen. They have taught her how to make gallo pinto, she taught true Southern fried chicken. She's learning how to make tortillas from scratch, Monday she will teach them to make biscuits from scratch. This is a VERY Catholic family, please pray we have an open door for effective witness in spite of the language difficulty.
  40. 2 points
    swathdiver

    Cutting Children off

    Your children are selfish, depraved, hell-bound heathens who serve their father, the devil. It is wise to protect yourself from them by separating from them. Lay down the ground rules for fellowship, if you want any, and stick to them. My wife and I are going through something similar with our oldest daughter and I will not allow her sins to become mine/ours. We still have two daughters to raise for the Lord. Despite all that we've taught her, as imperfect as we did, she has still chosen the world and rejected the Lord in action but honors him with her lips which is to mock the Lord. It is a very difficult time for my wife and I now because there is a baby on the way and if we're to honor the Lord and keep ourselves from getting fouled in her sins, we must separate from her to a point. I hate what's happening to us because of their sins. I look around and know that we're not alone; the devil is after every one of these kids' soul. I keep hearing that verse, that promise from Proverbs: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6 I'm also keenly aware of the price King David paid for his sins against the Lord and fear for them.
  41. 2 points
    We made a personal choice years ago to not celebrate "Christmas" or any other "holiday". There is no biblical command to celebrate anything other than the first day of the week commemorating the day of His resurrection. I just wish I could convince my pastor...I did some research on the history of "Christmas" and the traditions, like the tree...it's not good. I'm of the opinion that there's no point in fighting it, let folks do as they please...we have to all act according to our conscience and conviction.
  42. 2 points
    DaveW

    Speaking in tongues

    Absolutely true. 1 Cor 13 is so badly misused on this matter. I will only add that Acts 2 says those one whom the cloven tongues appeared began to speak with other tongues as the spirit gave utterance, and then lists a great number of languages that were heard, not just Greek and Hebrew...... But all KNOWN and recognised languages that were understood ny the hearers - as you rightly point out. And how often is the wealth and health gospel associated with false tongue speaking?????? Problem is that when people think "Christian" they often think either of Catholic or Charismaniac, and we all get tarred with the same brush.
  43. 2 points
    Pastorj

    Cutting Children off

    I would encourage you to seek counsel of your Pastor. It is hard when your children behave like this, but it is important that we keep ourselves right with God and not allow bitterness to take control.
  44. 2 points
    Invicta

    Merry Christmas!

    We went to our service yesterday, we had 60 or more at the service compared with our usual Sunday service of 22-30. Many were those we see only once a year, but one man who goes to our lunch club has told me for years that he would like to come to our church but works at the cricket club on Sundays, He came for the first time two Sundays ago for our Carol service and again last Sunday and again yesterday. Another of our lunch club attenders came for the first time and brought her daughter and son in law who were visiting her. We went over to our daughter immediately after the service. They had beef and all sorts of vegetables, with an apple flan which they brought back from a visit to France on Friday.
  45. 2 points
    Ban Rosie, because I'm glad to have been such a blessing to you. While I'm at it, here's a stocking-stuffer for you...
  46. 2 points
    (Omega)

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 2018. May God bless you all, brothers and sisters in Christ.
  47. 2 points
    HappyChristian

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to everyone from the DePriest household. We are excited as we have our first Christmas service with my hubs as pastor - we are praying for 25 in attendance. And we are having a party on Saturday. And we are suspicious that our son is going to surprise us with a visit. May God bless each of you in the coming new year as well.
  48. 2 points
    heartstrings

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas and God's blessings to you too Brother Alan.
  49. 2 points
    Alan

    Hey, it's Alan's Birthday

    I am not sure what to say. Thank you.
  50. 1 point
    Alan

    Help Needed in Winning Souls

    Very good question Steve. A testimony, in soul-winning efforts, is a personal story of how the Lord Jesus convicted a person of their sins, realized their need of salvation from an eternity in hell, they then trusted in the Lord Jesus as their own Saviour, and then they relate their experience to others in an effort to see other people turn from their sins and trust in Christ as their Saviour. Normally, when a person wants to see other people saved, they get involved with the visitation time at the church. As a small word of my testimony. After I trusted in Christ as my Saviour (in January 1972, after reading a gospel tract and John 3:16, I believed in Christ as my Saviour), I felt the need to go to church (I was raised in a non-church, non-Christian, and atheistic household). A friend of mine, through his testimony as a Christian, led me to a church (a southern Baptist Church I found out later), and I started to grow as a Christian. At church I discovered that they had a time of visitation where they went out and visited homes, and passed out tracts, in an effort to see other people saved. As time progressed, and I visited people, I was able to share my personal testimony with other people. Steve, I would suggest that you get involved in a local independent, fundamental, Baptist church, and start going out visiting with the pastor. At this time, I would not suggest that you write a biography. As time progresses, and you learn from the pastor, and you have a solid testimony of salvation, ask the pastor how you can be a better witness in other areas. Alan
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