PreacherE

*Independent Fundamental Baptist
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  • Birthday 08/12/1982

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Interests Reading, Genealogy, Quantum Physics, Chess, & probably some others don't come to mind right now
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. PreacherE added a post in a topic Any Chess Players?   

    Q-Q5 would have been my move
  2. PreacherE added a post in a topic Which Tax Software Would You Recommend?   

    I have used Turbo Tax every year I've had to file except for two years where I lived in different states.  Those years I had them prepared by a tax professional.  I find Turbo Tax is very easy to use and walks you through step-by-step of entering in your information including things you might not have thought of on your own.
  3. PreacherE added a post in a topic What Version Internet Explorer?   

    Define what you mean by switch between browsers.  You should be able to click the link to bring up whichever browser you want to use.
     
    or,
     
    Are you referring how to set your Default Browser?
  4. PreacherE added a post in a topic What Version Internet Explorer?   

    When you pull up an Internet Explorer and press the Alt key on your keyboard does it show a menu bar at the top?
     
    Inside that Help Menu should be an option for About Internet Explorer.
  5. PreacherE added a post in a topic What Version Internet Explorer?   

    In the Help Menu click on About Internet Explorer.  That will give you your current version.
     
  6. PreacherE added a post in a topic Moments Ago...   

    Praying for her
  7. PreacherE added a post in a topic Contemporary Christian Music And Homosexuality   




    You're exactly right here. I know of a church now that has about a half-dozen people who are big into CCM, modern versions of the Bible, and theological liberalism. This church for over 50 years has stood on the King James Bible holding forth good standards and refusing to give in to worldly compromise, however the current pastor is refusing to take a hard stand against such compromise (I believe because his son is the greatest source of it in the church). Because of this, the church is heading down a slippery slope and I fear within the next generation it will no longer be a lighthouse of God's truth here on this world.
  8. PreacherE added a post in a topic Mark of the Beast?   




    I'm sure, John, that what you mentioned helped it along as far as the secular world is concerned and even to some extent in Christian circles. I would say that those such as Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, and other New Evangelicals are more to blame where Christians are concerned. Because of their willingness to hold hands with the RCC and stand beside them in joint efforts it helped to break down that wall of separation between true Christians and the false religion of Catholicism. Sadly, many churches have followed New Evangelicalism in its compromising path instead of holding true to Bible principles.
  9. PreacherE added a post in a topic Have You Seen This?   




    You really hit the nail on the head with this paragraph. This is something which I'm seeing within our church now. We have a small group of people who are trying to bring Christian rock music into the church by simply toning down the music to it. Along with their Christian rock music they're also trying to bring in liberal theology and modern versions of the Bible such as The Message. What's even more amazing is the apathy that many others in the church have towards such worldly compromise. Most of them act in a manner as though it doesn't matter which way the church goes they're just along for the ride. I find it sad that so few today will really take a stand on the Word of God and the principles found therein.
  10. PreacherE added a sermon entry in PreacherE's Sermons   

    Traded Living Waters For Broken Cisterns
    Jeremiah 2:13




    God had shown His blessings to Israel unlike any other nation at that time. He had called them out of bondage from Egypt. God had parted the Red Sea, led them across dry land, and destroyed the Egyptian army behind them. God then led them through the wilderness for forty years providing their every need as they went. At the end of the forty years God once again parted the waters, this time of the Jordan River, and led them into Canaan land. God gave them the land and drove their enemies from them as they went through the land to possess it.
    While God had blessed them time and time again they had not remained faithful to God. While traveling through the wilderness they had murmured against God numerous times. They had turned from God and refused to put their trust in Him at times. Because of that, an entire generation of Israelites was forced to die in the wilderness due to the judgment of God. After God gave them the land of Canaan the children of Israel time and time again would turn from serving and worshiping God to serve and worship idols and false gods. In doing so they had despised the Word of the Lord and made themselves an abomination in the sight of God. They had traded the living waters of God for the broken cisterns of the world.
    This is something which is still going on with Christians today. God has blessed us beyond measure. While we, in our sins, deserve to spend an eternity in Hell; God chose, in His great love, to provide a way of salvation for us. God did not leave us to find our own way to Him but He has given us His written Word. God has blessed us in so many ways that we could not pen all the things He has done for us.
    While God has blessed His people today more ways than we can count there are still those who stray from God. There are Christians out of church and some in church who refuse to trust God, who refuse to remain faithful to Him, who refuse to follow the Word of God and the will of God. Many of these started out right, they started out on fire for God; yet, something happened along the way to cause them to stumble and stray from God. They have traded the living water of God for the broken cisterns of the world and as a result they are inviting the judgment of God upon their lives.

    1. Traded the living waters of the King James Bible for the broken cisterns of modern versions.
    How sad it is that people within our Independent Baptist churches are turning from the King James Bible. Many of them have sat under good preaching at some time which exposed the dangers of the modern version of the Bible. At one time they themselves stood unashamedly on the King James Bible but somewhere along the way they have let their guard down and now they embrace the modern versions and the liberal theology which accompanies it. No longer do they embrace the infallible, inerrant, preserved Word of God; but, rather, they have fallen for the same lie which the devil gave Eve in Genesis 3:1, “…Yea, hath God said.” The devil has been casting doubt on the true Word of God since the Garden of Eden. All of the modern versions (RSV, ESV, NIV, The Message, and everything else in-between) are just a continuation of the attack of the devil on God’s inspired Word. All of the modern versions are translated from corrupt manuscripts and no Christian, especially those in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches, have any business reading these false bibles.
    Many times those who turn from the King James Bible to follow other version of the Bible do so because they have been listening to those who teach out of these false bibles. They have let down their guard and allowed these hirelings and false teachers to corrupt their way of thinking. They have given the devil an in-road into their life and allowed him to influence their theology. No Christian is strong enough to listen to false teaching from a false bible continually and it not affect them. These so-called preachers may preach some truth and they may have some catchy quotes but we should not be going to the dumpster just to get a couple of bites to chew on. Not when there are plenty of good preachers out there who preach from the King James Bible and are straight down the line in all their theology.
    Let us get back to the living waters of the King James Bible and away from the broken cisterns of the modern versions.

    2. Traded living waters of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for the broken cisterns of contemporary Christian music.
    Some people seem to think that music is neutral or a matter of preference. However, those who study music will tell you that it is not neutral. Even in the Bible we can see that music was not considered neutral. Certain types of music and certain sounds meant and represented certain things. People knew what the music meant by the notes and sounds they heard regardless of the words being said. You can take Biblical words and ideas and put them into song all you want but if you are using the devil’s beat, rhythm, and music with those words then all it does it take something holy and make it unholy. Many of these contemporary Christian musicians are so yoked up with the world that one has to wonder whether they have truly been born again. Many of them have stated publicly that the inspiration for their music comes from wicked, ungodly rock groups (Third Day, Delirious, Casting Crowns, Jars of Clay, MercyMe, P.O.D., Sanctus Real, et. al.). The Bible teaches that you cannot take something as vile and wicked as rock music, throw some watered down Christian lyrics in with it, and expect it to be glorifying to God.
    When people begin to lower the standard of God’s Word, then they will also lower the standard of their music. When they begin to lower the standard of music, then their standard of dress will also be lowered. Eventually, you will reach a point where there are no real standards and everyone is simply doing that which is right in their own eyes. We have seen it happen in the world with the introduction of rock music in the 1950’s and 60’s and we’re seeing it happen more and more in our churches today with the contemporary music that is becoming so prevalent. Music should drive us to become more holy, to become more like Christ; not more and more like the world. It should cause us to become sensitive to the Spirit and not sensualized in our flesh. Sadly, many Christians would rather fulfill the lusts of their flesh then to walk in the Spirit.
    We need to get back to the living waters of Christ-honoring music and away from the broken cisterns of contemporary Christian music.

    Paul warned Timothy that in the last days there would be a growing apostasy and falling away from the faith. We are seeing this happen every day before our very eyes. Christians and even entire churches are trading the living waters of God for the broken cisterns of the world. They are trading the King James Bible and good, Christian music for modern versions and contemporary music. As they turn from God to the world they are throwing standards and personal holiness out the window as well. We need a group of Christians who will stay true to God and will not forsake Him. We need some Christians who will refuse to compromise in their personal walk with God and we definitely need some preachers who will refuse to compromise in their preaching and their stand for the Word of God.

    In Christ,
    PreacherE
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  11. PreacherE added a post in a topic Independent Baptist Music Wars   

    It is sad to see a church head down this direction of compromising with the world and allowing CCM to get a foothold in its services. I know what these families are going through as well in taking a stand and then being blasted from the pulpit for refusing to compromise. I stepped down from a position as choir director because of the direction that the choir/special music was going. We have had people attempting to bring Christian Rock into the church to sing as specials. Keep in mind that our church has always stood against CCM for as long as I have been there, but now there is a certain group within the church that is starting to slowly bring this type of compromise into the church. I have taken a stand both publicly outside of the church against such compromise, I have preached against CCM and worldly compromise from our church's pulpit, and I have spoken to the pastor in private about it beginning to rear its head in the church. Instead of preaching against this type of music the pastor has chosen to make certain comments and digs from the pulpit against those who would take a stand against it. This same group that is attempting to bring CCM into the church and are openly listening to such are also beginning to bring in the modern Bible versions (especially The Message) and liberal preachers (James MacDonald, Tony Evans, T.D. Jakes, Greg Laurie, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, et. al.).

    More than anything it hurts to watch a church which you have given your life and heart to for several years follow this path of compromise. It hurts knowing that you are the only one taking a public stand against this compromise and that the stand one has taken has caused all those who were once close friends to leave you.


    If there is one thing I will preach against all my life, by the grace of God, it will be worldly compromise and the damage it will do to a Christian and a Church.

    In Christ,
    PreacherE
  12. PreacherE added a post in a topic Broken Wrist   

    Praying that she has a speedy recovery
  13. PreacherE added a post in a topic ...and The Hits Keep Coming...   

    Praying that God will give your families grace and comfort in this time.
  14. PreacherE added a post in a topic That’s Not Fair   



    Maybe use Matthew 20 where Jesus told the parable of the workers sent to the vineyard. Those who only worked an hour were paid the same wage as those who had worked the whole day. They definitely didn't think it was fair.

    Just an idea.
  15. PreacherE added a post in a topic While Ruffles Flourish and Bands Play   

    When I read this it immediately brought to mind Psalm 2:1-4

    'Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. '

    The heathen can go ahead and rage against the Lord now but one day they are going to have to stand before Him and what a sad day that will be.