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  1. John81 added a post in a topic The Judgment of Babylon   

    Please site the Scripture referring to 23% of Jews.
  2. John81 added a post in a topic The Judgment of Babylon   

    Have you considers all the places Scripture calls land of the north?
  3. John81 added a post in a topic Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Exodus 9:7
    And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
  4. John81 added a post in a topic Defective Orthodoxy   

    Actual Holy Ghost revivals are typically preceded by prayer warriors who have engaged in consistent, persevering prayer for such over months or years.
    What passes for revival meetings in American churches is actually no more than an evangelistic service. For the most part we are far too busy or lazy to do what would be needed for God to send forth actual revival.
  5. John81 added a post in a topic The 7th Shemita is here   

    I've heard it preached the verse in Amos is referring to the time (about 400 years) between the end of the Old Covenant and what we know as the New Covenant.
    For 400 years there was no new revelation from God. God sent forth no prophets. Then John the Baptist, the voice of one crying in the wilderness arrived. Until John, there had been four centuries of famine of hearing the Word of God.
  6. John81 added a post in a topic Gas Prices   

    Our gas prices still haven't dropped to where they were before the Indiana problem, but they have dropped a little since that problem first shot the prices up.
  7. John81 added a post in a topic Source of Doctrine   

    Over the years since our pastor came to this church one of his rules has been, if talking about something done in the church and the only reason anyone can give for it is "because we've always done it that way", it's time to actually look at the matter and give proper consideration as to whether it's really something they should continue with (after finding a solid reason for doing so!) or if it's something that can be changed or dropped (whether because it's simply unhelpful, not beneficial, or is outright contrary to some aspect of Scripture).
  8. John81 added a post in a topic The Judgment of Babylon   

    The teaching of the rebuilding of Babylon was very popular for a time when Saddam Husein was in power and trying to rebuild Babylon. Many prophecy preachers were pointing to Saddam and his attempts to rebuild Babylon as proof of Bible prophecy being fulfilled. Some even predicted a resurrection of a Babylonian Empire under Saddam.
    The President Bush the Second decided to do away with Saddam, Iraq fell apart, Babylon was left in the dust, and those prophecy preachers had to come up with some new stories to tell and force into some Bible prophecy of their choosing.
  9. John81 added a post in a topic Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Exodus 9:3
    Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
  10. John81 added a post in a topic Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Exodus 9:1
    Then the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
  11. John81 added a post in a topic Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Exodus 8:31
    And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
  12. John81 added a post in a topic Titus   

    "Thus saith the Lord", with regard to the 2nd point is "husband of one wife". By itself, that's clear, but add in "can't be divorced or married to a divorced woman" and now we've added to the "thus saith the Lord".
    That is very different from the issue of women being accepted as pastors since Scripture is totally clear pastors are to be men: "Thus saith the Lord" using male pronouns and referring to the pastor as being a husband.
    As to the other issues mentioned, the Lord didn't give us a list of qualifications for music or Bible versions/translations, those are matters we must address through other biblical means.
    One of the major problems with regards to many pastors today is the lack of calling. If a man isn't called of God to be a pastor, then he shouldn't be a pastor. Yet many men (and now women) go into the pastorate for reasons other than being called of God. Some because they see it as an easy career choice; some think it's a way for them to "do good", others for various reasons. Only men called of God to be a pastor can serve properly as a pastor.
    Then, somewhat coupled with the above, is the problem with the schools prospective pastors attend which are filled with unsaved teachers and professors that confuse and corrupt the minds of future pastors.
  13. John81 added a post in a topic The 7th Shemita is here   

    I've actually watched the news since I was a young child and there is nothing radically different going on today that wasn't going on in the late 60s, the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s.
    My assurance comes from being in Christ, not what is or isn't on the TV news.
  14. John81 added a post in a topic Titus   

    We can move on to other points if there is nothing in the qualifications for pastor that speak to divorce. There are other points that need discussion too and I'll read through the list again later. I only posted on #2 because that was the first one I came to with a question.
  15. John81 added a post in a topic Titus   

    That still doesn't touch on the actual point of divorce and the listed pastoral qualifications.
    Paul doesn't say if unsaved Fred and unsaved Stacy get married at 18, Fred gets born again at 19, still unsaved Stacy wants nothing to do with Christ or a Christ follower so she divorces now saved Fred, a couple years later saved Fred feels called to be a pastor, prepares for this, marries a saved woman, so now he can't be a pastor.