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About DaveW

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  1. This again. This has been clearly covered in this site that you constant accusation of "brethren teaching" are false. These trachings were around long before the brethren existed, and you know it. Stop with the lying accusations.
  2. John, if I can intercept these questions: Your first is not well worded - to include "body" in this is strange, because at conception a body becomes alive. So "No" would be the answer to that particualr aspect of the question. Also, the way you have worded it sounds like the way calvinists use the term "dead" when talking about being dead in sin - it implies "total depravity", which I know that Pastor Markle does not hold to. You might want to figure out a better way to ask that question, because I don't think you mean either of these things the way I am reading them. Of course it may just be me reading it wrong. Your second is actually the point that Pastor Markle is addressing with this thread, but he is doing so by building a structured argument, meaning that he has to establish certain things along the way. If you give him time to build his structure, I think this will be answered. Just my thoughts. Dave.
  3. Actually, I think it is Chinese, but it is set to Aussie because that is where I am searching from. You should be able to set it to USA somewhere on the site....... maybe...... I was just trying to show that there are cheaper alternatives - but keep in mind that cheap can also sometimes be nasty. $250 is steep for a service that they should provide, but a $50 version might do the job.
  4. Rosie, I did a quick search on "mobile booster" and came up with this: http://www.dx.com/p/gsm-wcdma-2g-3g-4g-cell-phone-signal-booster-repeater-amplifier-w-0-6-lcd-eu-plug-399843?tc=AUD&gclid=CjwKEAjw1qHABRDU9qaXs4rtiS0SJADNzJisy1J4iWBF-p5vkys5TvwteV2R75MpwVGInGYX657lUhoC4Grw_wcB#.WAlZ4HQZ6BZ I have no idea if the unit is ok for the US or if this shop is reliable, but $46 Australian is about $30US. They are available for much less than $250.
  5. Sitting down at Pop's block (bush block on the banks of an estuary) with a nice fire going and no marshmallows. The girls decided to see what it cinnamon donuts are like toasted over the fire. Gotta tell you folks - it is totally amazing. Do yourself a favour next time you go camping - take some cinnamon donuts and toast them over the fire...... Yummy, yummy, yummy.
  6. Talk to your neighbors about everyone who has poor coverage sending them an email or letter. Maybe if there are enough letters they will do something?
  7. Interestingly, many years ago I had someone try to justify long hair on men "because Jesus had long hair because he was a Nazarite". He based that on: Mat 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. He was a little dismayed when I pointed out that Jesus was a NazaRENE not a Nazarite. He didn't realise there was a difference until I showed him the actual passage he was referring to showed that a NazaRENE is someone from Nazareth. ........... He never did argue with me about long hair again. We discussed plenty of other things, but never that again.
  8. Well the passage does indicate that in normal instances it was temporary - it speaks of the end. Num 6:13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: I don't think there is another biblically recorded instance of a lifelong nazarite vow, although some do suggest John the Baptist.
  9. Numbers ch 6 details the rules for a Nazarite, and the Nazarite vow was normally a temporary thing, with the head shaven at the conclusion of the vow, and that hair offered to God. This is an exception to the rule, and in some ways akin to a fast - temporary and for a purpose. Note: Samson was an unusual case in being a Nazarite from the womb.
  10. Rubbish - your reference to my pastoring was offensive in the highest, was a deliberate personal attack, and is only another example of your disregard for anyone who disagrees with you and your disresoect for this board and the moderators. And after saying you were done with the personal attacks you immediately launch a personal attack - that is a lie right there, and not the first. And now saying it was genuine concern is rubbish - absolute rubbish - you are trying to weasel your way out of trouble, just like a child who says "I was only joking". You are constantly offensive, constantly presenting false doctrine, and constantly trying to throw doubt on God's Word, and constantly slagging off at one or the other of the members here, and directly disrespecting the forum rules and the moderators.
  11. Well, aside from the offensive crack about me being a Pastor - which by the way you said you would stop, but it wouldn't be the first lie you have told on this forum - the passage actually makes no reference to when these rewards are given. But it doesn't preclude heavenly rewards except in your mind. Secondly, you present a straw man argument here because it is only you who is talking about heavenly rewards only. And your discourse in this reply shows Wretched's assessment to be entirely correct.
  12. I look forward to the continued discussion, as this is a matter for which I struggle to reconcile the various truths involved. I think there is no doubt that there is only one way of salvation - through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ by grace. There is also no doubt that "ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God" - there is simply no "loophole" in that statement or truth. There is also no doubt in my mind that all are sinners by birth, from Adam and because of his sin. This is somewhat proven by: Psalms 58:3 (3) The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Any parent knows this to be true - a baby lies all the time - they cry as though there is something wrong, but they only want a cuddle. And we oblige them of course because they are beautiful, but there wasn't actually anything wrong. And they don't have to be taught that - they do it because they are sinners. But there is also no doubt that David believed he and the child would dwell in the same place: 2 Samuel 12:21-23 (21) Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. (22) And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live? (23) But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. I know some think this is just the grave that David is talking about but I don't buy that - that would not be a comfort to him, but to see his child with the Lord would definitely be a comfort. And of course the various verses that NN posted also indicate likewise. NOW THEN, how these two sets of seemingly opposing truths fit together I do not know nor understand, but I somehow feel that God's grace and mercy is involved........ As I said, I look forward to the discussion, but I doubt that I will take further part - I will read with interest...... (And Mike - I feel that your post against Pastor Markle was bordeline offensive.....)
  13. White coat hypertension - blood pressure rises fue to anxiety associated with the test itself. It is a common thing actually. Good to hear all is going well.
  14. Matthew 6 1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. You either obtain a reward or not based upon the way you give to the Lord. You either obtain a reward or not based on how you pray. If these things are done to be seen of men then you get no reward from God, but if you do them so only God sees them God will reward you. So in other words, God judges a man's motives and rewards that man according to his motives. And this is not with regard to salvation for two reasons: first, if it is then this is works salvation, which of course is entirely unbiblical, and; second, because Matthew 5 1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Indicates that Jesus was talking to his disciples - in other words, saved people. This clearly talking about rewards for saved people according to their works, but not for salvation.
  15. Agreed, but I feel that in this case Wretched needed to be defended. Done on this now.