Standing Firm In Christ

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About Standing Firm In Christ

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  • Birthday September 09
  • Bio Born in Africa, reborn in prison, dwell in Mississippi, live in Christ

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  • Interests Reading the Word of God, Christians Based Movies, Bluegrass Gospel Music
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. Standing Firm In Christ added an answer to a question: Baptism   

    5.  Jesus told the thief on the cross that he would be in Paradise with Him.  There is no indication that the thief was baptized after believing on Christ.
     
    6.  Colors?
  2. Standing Firm In Christ added an answer to a question: Baptism   

    1.  In every Baptist Church I have ever attended, the process has been the pastor walking into the baptismal basin first, then motioning for the one being baptized to join him in the water.  The pastor introduces the one being baptized to the congregation, telling how the person has professed a trust in Christ.  Then, he immerses the one being baptized in the water, bringing him up quickly.
     
    2.  The reason we do not baptize babies is based on Acts 8, which shows that one who desires the ordinance is baptized.  It also shows that the potential baptizee must believe in Christ.  Philip told the Ethiopian eunuch, "If thou believest, thou mayest".  Belief is a prerequisite.  A baby can neither express the desire, no the faith.  Therefore, we do not baptize babies.
     
    3.  Some may quote texts, some may not.  I have seen Matthew 3 , the text that shows our Lord being baptized , used.  Likewise, I have seen pastors use Romans 6, to show we are buried with Christ in baptqism and raised with Him in newness of life.
     
    4.  We immerse because that is what baptism is.  The word baptize is from the Greek 'baptizo,' which means immerse.  Had God wanted us sprinkled, the Greek 'rhantizo' would have been used in Romans 6 instead of 'baptizo'.
  3. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    Many Catholic Churches use the same Bible we do.  They will even use Romans to show all have sinned and that Jesus died for the sinner.
     
    however, the Jesus they present to the hearer has no brothers and has a mother who is a perpetual virgin.  
     
    Just because one may use the KJV does not necessarily mean they preach the same Jesus as us.  Just as Catholics have their own Jesus, Calvinist's have their own Jesus... A Jesus who saves only those who are elect, a Jesus of their own invention.
  4. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    If they are "soul-winning" by preaching the god they serve; i.e., the god that saves only those who are elect, have they truly won souls for Christ?
    i submit to you that they have not.
  5. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    Sorry Bob, but it is true.  Their doctrines of elaction and predestination prove that.
  6. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    Paul said that God wants all men to be saved.
    Paul said Christ died for all.
     
    the Calvinists claim that God does not want all men saved.
     
    Seems to me that the "vile liars" accusation is totally wasted here and should have been used on another firum than OB.
     
     
  7. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: ...and all this time, I thought David killed Goliath!   

    Many other "Mis"-Translations also have a problem with el-hanan killing the already dead Giant.  RoFL
  8. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Psalm 8:5 Angels   

    אֱלֹהִיםTransliteration: 'elohiym Pronunciation: el·ō·hēm' Part of Speech: masculine nounRoot Word (Etymology): plural of H433Outline of Biblical Usage:(plural)
    rulers, judges
    divine ones
    angels
    gods
    (plural intensive - singular meaning)
    god, goddess
    godlike one
    works or special possessions of God
    the (true) God
    God
    KJV Translation Count:2,606 TotalGod 2346, god 244, judge 5, GOD 1, goddess 2, great 2, mighty 2, angels 1, exceeding 1, God-ward + 04136 1, godly 1
  9. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Please pray for Stoffel family   

    So young ... 33.  An Erin a widow at 32.  I pray she pulls through.  My mother became a widow at 33.  Hard life, especially with children to raise.  
     
    May God strengthen her for the days ahead.
  10. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes sodomite marriage   

    Wouldn't do good to have me on the panel of Justices of the SC.  I'd answer, "It appears to me that God has already decided.  We cannot go against what He instituted a marriage to consist of."
  11. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes sodomite marriage   

    Spoken to Massachusetts Lawyer representing the sodomites.  I applaud Chief Justice Roberts for this statement...

  12. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Prayer for me please   

    Continuing to pray for your sister and Frank.  Praying also for the Lord's strength as they go through this difficult time.
  13. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: The Angel Quilt   

    Today, I received in the mail, a quilt that I had not seen since 1983.  It was given to me that winter by a person who remains anonymous to this day.  And the wierdest part of it all, is the fact that I never saw this person, nor did the person leave any footprints in the snow that had fallen overnight. 

    The quilt was mailed to me after I had left it with friends on whose property I was when I received it.  Let me relate the story as best I remember.  But first, I must make this disclaimer... I do not worship angels, nor do I revere the quilt as being a relic to be seen as something to be idolized. 

    But the origin of the quilt remains a mystery to this day, thirty-two years later.

    I had been traveling with a Southern Gospel group from Clifton, VA called the Kingdom Heirs.  (not the famous group, and this group later changed their name to Restoration after finding that the Kingdom Heirs was already taken)

    Bob, a young man just a few years younger than myself, owned an old Greyhound bus that he had bought from a junkyard in Fredricksburg, VA. We planned on fixing it up for travel.  His mother and step-father already had a bus of their own. 

    Bob and I had been working on his bus trying to get it prepared for group travel and usage.  We had ripped all the seats out except the front eight, and were paneling the inside walls of the bus with wood paneling.  We had worked a long day, and Bob went into the house for the night.  He told me he would leave the door unlocked for me so that when I finished my work, I could go in and find a place to rest.

    I finished my work and went to the front door of the house only to find it locked.  Bob's mother had gotten up in the middle of the night and locked the door.  She did not know I was still outside.

    I returned to the bus and laid on the floor near the Kerosene Heater and fell asleep.  During the night, I awoke freezing!  The kerosene was spent and the fire was gone as well.  I walked to the front door again, hoping the door would be open.  But, it was not.  And so, back to the bus I went.  (at least there, I would be shielded from the winter wind)

    I paced the aisle, trying to keep the blood circulating and to keep somewhat warm.  On my third pass down the aisle, I saw a quilt draped over the back of one of the seats that we had not taken off the bus.  I figured Bob's mother or step-father had came out and left it for me.  I wrapped it around me and laid down and was soon fast asleep again.

    The next morning, I went to the door and it was unlocked.  Bob's mother was in the kitchen cooking.  I thanked her for the quilt and told her I woke up freezing.  She said she had no idea what I was talking aobut.  Her husband also said he didn't know what I was talking about.  I told them I would go get the quilt and bring it in. 

    On the way to the bus, I wondered if I had not just dreamed that I had a quilt.  But, the quilt was still there.  I took it to the house and no one in the house had ever seen it before.  Fae, (Bob's mother) asked all around and no one claimed it as theirs or that they had ever seen it.  She even asked friends who had ever come on the property.  No one knew where it came from.

    And so, Fae always said it was my Angel Quilt.  That God had sent and angel by my way to keep me from freezing that night.  I can come up with no other explanation.

    Here is a song I wrote about that night...

    A Blanket of Mercy
    by Ronald W Robey
    1. The fire had gone out. The bus had grown cold
    I walked back and forth so chilled to the bone
    But God sent an angel, the chill then did flee
    With a blanket of mercy, His love covered me.

    cho: A blanket of mercy, a cover so warm
    He made me to sleep in spite of the storm
    I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night

    2. I saw not the angel, but the proof was right there
    For he left a blanket on the back of a chair
    God is so loving, He cares for His sheep
    He gave me a blanket and caused me to sleep.

    cho: A blanket of mercy, a cover so warm
    He made me to sleep in spite of the storm
    I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night

    cho: A blanket of mercy, a cover so warm
    He made me to sleep in spite of the storm
    I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night

    Tag: I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night
  14. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Genesis 50:9 (KJV) 9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
  15. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Nephew in Motorcycle Accident   

    Update:  Andrew is making progress.  They were able to fix the hole in his lung. The ribs will have to heal over time.  His neck is stabilized in the halo brace, and I was informed that he has been released to go home today.  He will have to be watched though.  But, his father, mother & sister all live at home, so they will be there to care for his needs.  Thanks for the prayers, and please continue to pray that God will heal what needs the most healing... his soul.