OLD fashioned preacher

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About OLD fashioned preacher

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  • Birthday July 31

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  • Website URL http://www.biblebaptistgoodland.com

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: under a rock, but crawl out occasionally
  • Interests reading, weapons, playing instruments, livestock
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit

    Even if not used or maintained as a weapon, a pocketknife can get you in trouble if it runs counter to the statutes of a given area. A pocketknife is used to cut open a box in NYC, an officer sees it and demands to see the knife. It has a 3" blade. I don't know about 2015, but in 1990 that knife would land you in jail for a state felony due to a weapons charge. The legal limit was 2 1/2 inches. It doesn't matter that you were from RI and didn't know NYC had such an absurd limit. Some states have tried to outlaw knives that can be opened with one hand claiming that the only use for such an "offensive weapon" is to maim and kill. Hogwash, my father-in-law had to have a single hand operable knife for 20 years of his life due to a stroke. I can't count the # of times I've needed to open one with one hand due to the other hand being too occupied to be helpful
  2. All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit

    I haven't checked lately, but in 2007 the legal limit (in FL) for a concealed blade was 5 inches and no open carrying of swords.
  3. Guy Fawkes Day Nov 5th

    My wife and I celebrate every Nov 5th -------- it's our anniversary.
  4. Hello.

    Greetings ---- I find your email address V-E-R-Y interesting. Mind telling what the significance of wilchbla may be and how you derived such? (You could call me Curious George but my name isn't George)
  5. All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit

    Years ago there was a lady who was a teacher in a Christian School. She was up at the church late one evening when someone rattled the side (North) door to the Learning Center. She hollered out, "Who's there?" Silence. The person now tried the West door, she called out "Who's there?" Silence. Soon she hears the main church door (which she knows is not hard to jimmy) open. She silently waited by the South door leading to the church sanctuary. What she didn't know was on the other side of that door was the pastor (having trouble suppressing his laughter). As the pastor flings the door to the schoolroom open he sees --- the teacher with both hands gripping a baseball bat poised to remove someone's head. She identified the intruder (her pastor), set down the bat and said, "THAT is NOT funny!!"
  6. Clarence Larkin - Revelation

    He wasn't saying don't refute it, he said start a different thread to do so in. You can even tie them together by calling the thread, "Objections to Scofield's notes on Revelation". (unless another mod feels that's objectionable)
  7. want a family of my own

    Hello Natalia, I see you responded to Ukulelemike's second sentence but not his first (which I would consider the more important one.)   The first thread you started, I deleted because I had the impression it was just a spam thread. With the second thread standing open and responded to, you now have a chance to prove me wrong (which I would not object to.)   So, you said you're a child of God -- wonderful! In that case I'm sure you would not object to giving us the blessing of hearing when you became one and how it came about.
  8. Salvation Confusion

    I had someone email me concerning our church. He lives in the next town, just 30 miles away and is looking for a church. He asked about "easy believism" and "repentance". The following was my reply:   Hello, thanks for the e-mail.   I believe the best response to this would be to avoid terminology that may be left with the question of how I may be defining the terms, so…   The Bible declares, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Prov 16:25) and “All we like sheep are gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isa 53:6).   Regardless of how it may manifest itself (baptism, penance, church membership or involvement, good deeds, charity, hoping for the best of intentions to outweigh wrong doing, or just ignoring eternity and taking your chances), the way that seems right to man (and religion) is to manage to win brownie points with God.   The problem with that is that “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10)  Jesus did that which we couldn’t as evidenced by II Cor 5:21 (For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him).   Seeing as how the Bible declares “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph 2:8-9) and “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17); and coupling that with Jesus stating “… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Jn 14:6) and “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (Jn 5:40); it becomes quite apparent that ‘our’ goodness won’t merit eternal life.   So, how do I obtain this “…gift of God…” (Rom 6:23)? Jesus said “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Lk 13:3,5). Repent of what? Give up my sin? Name every sin, forsake it and ask forgiveness of them, one by one? I mean, I believe in God, I’m not an atheist!   The Devil not only believes in God but KNOWS He exist (James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”). We are already on a “spiritual journey” with LOTS of company “… for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:” (Mt 7:13) as we follow that “…way that seemeth right unto…” us. REPENT! “… repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Acts 20:21), “… repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.” (Heb 6:1). STOP, turn from the object of your trust for eternal life unto Christ. The price is paid, the gift is offered, call out to Him and throw yourself upon His mercy and grace.   So if I get them to pray, they are saved? I witnessed to a motel owner in NW FL named Pete. Pete was very willing to “take this Jesus” as he put it. If I had “lead Pete in the sinner’s prayer” he would not be saved. Why not? Pete was a Hindu who was going to (in his own words) “take this Jesus and add him to my other gods” (as he pointed out about a half dozen idols in the motel office).   But if I first show them that Jesus died and rose again and get them to pray? My wife was taught at an early age that Jesus is God, come in flesh, died for sin, was buried, rose the third day and ascended into Heaven. She even had a friend later lead her through a prayer of salvation. 6 years later she got saved. What’s the rest of the story there? She knew that Jesus was the Saviour because she was raised Roman Catholic, she prayed with her friend to get her (the friend) off her back and get the subject changed.   Personally, I don’t have someone “repeat after me, if you mean it with all your heart”. I will ask them to pray aloud so I can pray after they do. Many times they will say they don’t know how to pray or don’t know what to say. I inform them that there are not any “special words” and that prayer is simply talking to God. If they know their need and know what they want, tell the Lord – it’s as simple as telling me, or simpler because He can do it and I can’t. It has resulted in some of the most precious and heartfelt prayers you can hear.   When I got saved, neither giving up sin nor continuing in sin were in my mind – I wanted salvation. I know a man who wouldn’t get saved because he was afraid that the Lord would require him to give up Star Trek, someone must not really believed his soul was more important than this world. When I got saved, I didn’t know the Bible had 66 books or that the first book was named Genesis – but I was shown I could be reconciled to God. When I got saved I knew that I shouldn’t go diving headlong into sin, but I couldn’t have consciously repented of some of them (I knew theft was a sin but had no idea that covetousness was a sin).   Paul described all of this well when he said “… for I know {that ye may know that ye have eternal life} whom I have believed {believe on the Lord Jesus Christ}, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him {his soul, and eternity} against that day.{day of judgement}” (II Tim 1:12)  {italicized, underlined and bracketed additions mine}
  9. After the Tribulation

    Whoa there --- Alan was asked by a moderator to rein it in. He acquiesced. That does NOT leave the floor open for you to pummel. If you want to prove that you have more maturity than a 7 year old girl then you will ALSO tone it down!
  10. I'm going to have fun in this class

    Even with Ananias and Sapphira you find Peter making it clear that their property was THEIRS -- they didn't have to sell it, if they sold it they didn't have to give it all. He said in Acts 5:4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.  This statement to Ananias has to be considered before the one to Sapphira of Act 5:8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. They apparently stated that they would give (x) amount and didn't. Sort of like when @ a meeting when preacher say they (and/or the church) will give (x) amount to (name the cause) and the harsh reality being 50% or less shows up. How many churches would be looking for pastors if the Lord killed off the liars?
  11. HELP! - Early Church beliefs on Salvation

    I don't have time to listen due to having to go to work (won't be back for 15 hours) but I heard the first 17 minutes. In that time, he classified the RCC as the church married to the state (not exact wording but not misrepresenting his statement either), said most Christians don't hold to grace alone for salvation but then placed water baptism in the requirement for "stage one" of salvation while stating it's not "a work" (yet "receiving Christ" he classified as a work).
  12. Absalom-son of King David???

    II Samuel 18-19 (although I recommend reading chapters 13 through 20) Also, if you download e-sword (it's free) you can do a search by single word, combination of words or exact phrases to find passages you are looking for.   (Yes, I'm aware of swordsearcher and blue letter bible but are not as familiar with their use)
  13. After the Tribulation

    Okay, let's try this ONE LAST TIME. You want to fellowship, discuss, etc? Start in the intro area and give your testimony of salvation. I think there is probably a discussion on this that's not locked (if you want to comment on it [after reading it] and can't find it, ask and someone can probably find it for you). You want to come right out of the blocks with "setting everyone straight", your stay is extremely limited in time. Got it?   Is this in retaliation to a pre-wrath position? Nope, it will be the consequences of your approach and attitude if you persist. BTW, FWIW -- one of our mods is pre-wrath (be sure to mention that if you get banned and decide to tirade elsewhere about your treatment here.)
  14. Marching to Zion

    First post? I have a GREAT idea for your second post. Go to 'Forums' - under the 'Welcome To OnlineBaptist' banner find 'Introduce Yourself'. Start a Howdy thread, tell something about yourself such as what makes you think you're going to Heaven, when (and how) you believe you "became" a "Christian" (or, if you're not, why not?).
  15. Late to the Party

    Older brothers are WONDERFUL, I know 'cause I are one (or one - and - a - half if you go by mass)