John81

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
     
  8. John81 added a post in a topic Titus   

    Regarding point #2, where does it say anything about divorce with regards to the husband of one wife aspect?
  9. John81 added a post in a topic Free Will   

    These questions all hinge on the meaning of predestination in Scripture.
    Did God look ahead and see what everyone would do and how everything would go and then use that foreknowledge to set up His plans; or did God specifically predestine all, or at least some things in order to have His will done?
    We read in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Do all things work together for good on their own or does God direct this to be the case?
  10. John81 added a post in a topic Hello   

    Howdy!
  11. John81 added a post in a topic Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Exodus 8:29
    And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.
  12. John81 added a post in a topic Gas Prices   

    Our shot up because of that refinery problem in Indiana. They say that problem has been fixed and other refineries have picked up the slack. They also say our gas prices should go back down now but they are only creeping down. When they went up the shot up at 50 to 80 cent jumps. Coming down it's only a few cents here and there.
  13. John81 added a post in a topic Snub Him Or Not   

    I'm not an "anything Israel does is okay" person, but in the case of that war it was the Palestinians who started it, they who refused to stop, they who chose to base their attacks from schools and other civilian locations, they who refuse to use the billions of dollars they receive in aid to tend to the important infrastructure needs.
    Israel is doing nothing America or England hasn't done countless times over the years and still does today.
    I've seen no evidence of Israeli war crimes in that war.
  14. John81 added a post in a topic Free Will   

    What about John 17?
  15. John81 added a post in a topic Snub Him Or Not   

    What war crimes?