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    Salyan reacted to HappyChristian in England/Wales   
    We have a friend who was a missionary to Wales for 10 years. Early on in his ministry, he actually worked at gaining a Welsh accent. One day as he was street preaching, somebody yelled at him, "Go home to Ireland."   
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    Salyan reacted to No Nicolaitans in England/Wales   
    I've been around here for years, but your accent doesn't seem English to me. :D
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    Salyan got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in The Never Ending Story...   
    The end!
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    Salyan reacted to No Nicolaitans in "Ban The Person Above You" Game   
    Ban Rosie for not knowing that Salyan's post says...
    至少你听从了 - At least you obey
    gwahardd dim nicolaitans - prohibit no nicolaitans
    لأنه عيد الشكر - because it's Thanksgiving.
    Uhmmm...now that I think about it, ban Salyan, because that doesn't make a lick of sense. LOLOLOL!
    Edited to add: Okay...now I get it...
    Prohibit (Ban) No Nicolaitans, because it's Thanksgiving.
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    Salyan got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in "Ban The Person Above You" Game   
    至少你听从了
    gwahardd dim nicolaitans
    لأنه عيد الشكر
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    Salyan reacted to Rosie in "Ban The Person Above You" Game   
    Ban Salyan for talking to intelligently that I had a hard time catching what she said
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    Salyan got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in "Ban The Person Above You" Game   
    Ban NoNic for continuing to utilize the English language despite declaring himself an American with no affiliation to that language and refusing to honor the grammatical guidelines thereof. He is therefore and forthwith  banned from any further utilization of the English language… or of this thread, for that matter.  
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    Salyan got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in "Ban The Person Above You" Game   
    Ban Jim for misunderstanding my intentions. :P
     
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    Salyan reacted to DaveW in My pics thread - and right or left side.....   
    Sorry - the middle bit of the country does not have great mobile signal....
    Sunrise east of Madura pass.
    Hmm... photo is sideways - will see what I can do about it when I can get my pooter online. Phone in the car just west of Poochera is no plave to play with this.

     

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    Salyan got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Is a home church a biblical church?   
    There are some really good points in this thread. I would hold to the view that a church must be properly organized, with a pastor and membership, and as long as it is such, it really doesn't matter where they meet. A 'home church' of the kind where a father is having devotions with his family in their house is not a proper Church.
    I could see the first NT churches meeting in houses because they didn't have anywhere else to meet, at first, much like some churches nowadays.
    In the Canadian/American culture, a church that meets only in a home is not necessarily taken seriously by the community at large, and may be looked on with suspicion by possible visitors. Even a storefront/meeting room location isn't great (although a lot of our IFB churches meet here by necessity). Rightly or wrongly, a church is not seen to be legitimate unless it meets in a designated 'church building'.
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    Salyan reacted to Jim_Alaska in New Forum Area?   
    My personal opinion is that forums tend to get bogged down with different forums for each subject. Just looking through the forums list on the main page gets tiresome. This is just one reason I use the "unread content" feature, because it lets me see at a glance what I have not read and what is new content without scrolling  down a whole page of different forums.
    Forums like the lounge allow for many different subjects in just one forum.
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    Salyan got a reaction from Alan in So today is my 10 year anniversary...   
    ...of being on Online Baptist! Wow. Funny how an online forum can become such an integral part of one's life, and people you've never met can seem like old friends. (Look at me being all sentimental... ) In honor of the occasion, I've decided to do a 'Best (and Worst) of OB' list:
    1.  The time Alimantado mimicked JerryNumbers' username and started offering up JerryNumbers' vegetables! And JerryNumbers thought he'd been hacked! And Kitagirl banned Carl!I was up watching the drama unfold and laughed till I cried....
    2. Coming back to OB after a hiatus and wondering why Carl was talking like he was saved now... and finding out he was. 
    3. Meeting HappyChristian in real life!
    4. Becoming a moderator and learning to patiently (and, er, not-so-patiently) deal with drama.
    5. Being accused of committing treason in the 'Count to 50' thread. So much for the Commonwealth.
    6. Losing Annie...
    7. Samer and Rachel
    8. Finding connections to people and places I know in real life (sometimes that almost got me into trouble!)
    9. John81 and his 66,000 posts 
    10. Winning an OB mug!
    ...and if you understand all those references, you've been around for a while, too!

    Anyone else have anything they'd like to add to the 'Best of' list?
     
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    Salyan got a reaction from Alan in So today is my 10 year anniversary...   
    ...of being on Online Baptist! Wow. Funny how an online forum can become such an integral part of one's life, and people you've never met can seem like old friends. (Look at me being all sentimental... ) In honor of the occasion, I've decided to do a 'Best (and Worst) of OB' list:
    1.  The time Alimantado mimicked JerryNumbers' username and started offering up JerryNumbers' vegetables! And JerryNumbers thought he'd been hacked! And Kitagirl banned Carl!I was up watching the drama unfold and laughed till I cried....
    2. Coming back to OB after a hiatus and wondering why Carl was talking like he was saved now... and finding out he was. 
    3. Meeting HappyChristian in real life!
    4. Becoming a moderator and learning to patiently (and, er, not-so-patiently) deal with drama.
    5. Being accused of committing treason in the 'Count to 50' thread. So much for the Commonwealth.
    6. Losing Annie...
    7. Samer and Rachel
    8. Finding connections to people and places I know in real life (sometimes that almost got me into trouble!)
    9. John81 and his 66,000 posts 
    10. Winning an OB mug!
    ...and if you understand all those references, you've been around for a while, too!

    Anyone else have anything they'd like to add to the 'Best of' list?
     
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    Salyan got a reaction from HappyChristian in Is A Mohawk Sin?   
     That's a rather nice example of affirming the consequent there, sly one. ..  too bad that happens to be a formal fallacy. 
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    Salyan got a reaction from OLD fashioned preacher in Does Anybody Have Any Music Videos That You Care To Share?   
    https://youtu.be/OTsswEoohrg
    This isn't anything fancy, but here're a couple hymns played on the old reed (pump) organ at the Fort. 
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    Salyan got a reaction from OLD fashioned preacher in Does Anybody Have Any Music Videos That You Care To Share?   
    https://youtu.be/OTsswEoohrg
    This isn't anything fancy, but here're a couple hymns played on the old reed (pump) organ at the Fort. 
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    Salyan got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Last one to post in this thread wins   
    Rydych chi'n ddoniol!
    Nos da...
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    Salyan reacted to RSS Robot in Praying for Flood Victims and For “the Light of the Glorious Gospel” to Shine Unto Them   
    Praying for Flood Victims and For “the Light of the Glorious Gospel” to Shine Unto Them
    As we remember  and pray for the flood victims in Texas, let us pray that many who do not know Him will turn their eyes and hearts toward the Lord, finding lasting comfort and His salvation through Jesus Christ. While great numbers of people throughout the world are spiritually blind, it is our prayer that […]
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    Salyan got a reaction from DaveW in Last one to post in this thread wins   
    Ha… How about that… In China they really must walk on their heads. And Australia too, for that matter...
    Now if I could only dig a hole deep enough, I could see it. ;-)
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    Salyan reacted to Alimantado in Requirements for Pastors   
    At least pastors are allowed unruly pets.
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    Salyan got a reaction from HappyChristian in Question about looking for a local church...   
    I agree with the point on churches that start out 'wrong', or adopt wrong practices, can become 'good' again. The past history of a church is less important than where it currently stands (although that history might give some good context - a long-standing sympathy with Reformed doctrine, over-leniency with church membership, etc.)  I disagree with the idea of a pastor needing to have more than one child - but I'll take that to another thread. ;)
    Last night, I was reading the account from Jonathan Goforth on the revival in Korea in the early 1900's. He told of an incident in Korea where a rural man visited a city during the revival, heard the Gospel preaching and obtained a Bible. He took that Bible back to the county with him, and read it to his friends, until about 50 of these rural people believed (the story doesn't say when exactly the first man got saved). They understood from the Scriptures that they should be baptized, and part of a church body, but they weren't sure how to go about it (seeing as there was no missionary, pastor, or even original evangelist). After reading and praying extensively, they came to the conclusion that they should all go home and have a bath, and then meet back and start a church. :D 
    That method of church planting is not one we would plan to follow, and most of our churches would probably rebaptize those folks 'in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit' if they came to their fellowship, but I hardly think God was displeased with the honest attempt of these folk to obey the Scripture they best they knew how.
     
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    Salyan got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Requirements for Pastors   
    This is an offshoot of the thread on Looking for a Local Church. I wanted to respond to the comment on pastors/children without taking that thread off-topic.
    I disagree with the view that a pastor must have more than one child to be legitimate. He could have no children at all and be legitimate. I believe the passage is speaking more to a leader's need to correctly train and lead whatever family God may give him. To make it say anything else puts a burden on people that they have no control over (what if there are medical reasons preventing children? or children die?).
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    Salyan got a reaction from HappyChristian in Question about looking for a local church...   
    I agree with the point on churches that start out 'wrong', or adopt wrong practices, can become 'good' again. The past history of a church is less important than where it currently stands (although that history might give some good context - a long-standing sympathy with Reformed doctrine, over-leniency with church membership, etc.)  I disagree with the idea of a pastor needing to have more than one child - but I'll take that to another thread. ;)
    Last night, I was reading the account from Jonathan Goforth on the revival in Korea in the early 1900's. He told of an incident in Korea where a rural man visited a city during the revival, heard the Gospel preaching and obtained a Bible. He took that Bible back to the county with him, and read it to his friends, until about 50 of these rural people believed (the story doesn't say when exactly the first man got saved). They understood from the Scriptures that they should be baptized, and part of a church body, but they weren't sure how to go about it (seeing as there was no missionary, pastor, or even original evangelist). After reading and praying extensively, they came to the conclusion that they should all go home and have a bath, and then meet back and start a church. :D 
    That method of church planting is not one we would plan to follow, and most of our churches would probably rebaptize those folks 'in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit' if they came to their fellowship, but I hardly think God was displeased with the honest attempt of these folk to obey the Scripture they best they knew how.
     
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    Salyan got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Requirements for Pastors   
    This is an offshoot of the thread on Looking for a Local Church. I wanted to respond to the comment on pastors/children without taking that thread off-topic.
    I disagree with the view that a pastor must have more than one child to be legitimate. He could have no children at all and be legitimate. I believe the passage is speaking more to a leader's need to correctly train and lead whatever family God may give him. To make it say anything else puts a burden on people that they have no control over (what if there are medical reasons preventing children? or children die?).
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    Salyan got a reaction from HappyChristian in Question about looking for a local church...   
    I agree with the point on churches that start out 'wrong', or adopt wrong practices, can become 'good' again. The past history of a church is less important than where it currently stands (although that history might give some good context - a long-standing sympathy with Reformed doctrine, over-leniency with church membership, etc.)  I disagree with the idea of a pastor needing to have more than one child - but I'll take that to another thread. ;)
    Last night, I was reading the account from Jonathan Goforth on the revival in Korea in the early 1900's. He told of an incident in Korea where a rural man visited a city during the revival, heard the Gospel preaching and obtained a Bible. He took that Bible back to the county with him, and read it to his friends, until about 50 of these rural people believed (the story doesn't say when exactly the first man got saved). They understood from the Scriptures that they should be baptized, and part of a church body, but they weren't sure how to go about it (seeing as there was no missionary, pastor, or even original evangelist). After reading and praying extensively, they came to the conclusion that they should all go home and have a bath, and then meet back and start a church. :D 
    That method of church planting is not one we would plan to follow, and most of our churches would probably rebaptize those folks 'in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit' if they came to their fellowship, but I hardly think God was displeased with the honest attempt of these folk to obey the Scripture they best they knew how.
     
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