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irishman

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    irishman got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Do Methodist belives they can lose salvation?   



    A little extreme aren't we CPR?
    How many of those things you listed are an "abomination"? That is a mighty strong word; if God hates something enough to call it abomination, then He still hates it today! I am saying that, sure there are many things that we do not adhere to today, in the law, but we had better realize that an abomination is still abominable to our Lord; He hasn't changed his mind in the N.T. about hating sin, and it didn't pertain only to Israel if it was abominable. Are you justifying the condoning of homosexuality? it sure sounds like it. Even the N. T. deals with "effeminate" practices (1 Cor. 6:9 for one), but implied in several other places. To condone that which God condemns, especially from an ecclesiastical position is...well you figure it out.

    We have too much of this sham love! We think that if we stand against sin, then we are "hate mongers" and that is exactly what the world wants us to think. Today we can hardly speak against homosexuality, lest we be ostracized at the least, and maybe even incarcerated! Love does the right thing; it obeys Gods Word, and aligns itself with it; love is often different from our meager concept of it. It contains chastisement, grace, judgment, instruction, and the whole realm of Christian graces, and yet we only wish to emphasize the "lovey-dovey" side of it. Sure we should help people, but is that all there is to our Christianity? is that what we were created for? The greatest need that man has is Jesus, and everything else is secondary.
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    irishman got a reaction from Saintnow in Atheist Vs Christian Online Debates Fruitful?   
    I disagree with many of these.  Like Swath said, someone may be following the debate, hanging in the balance, and truth needs to be known.  We ought always to stand for Truth, although others believe they are also standing for Truth, and it seems endless, at least when we stand before God we won't have that to answer to.
     
    1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
    1Pe 3:16  Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
     
    Always be ready/willing to stand for what's right.
     
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    irishman got a reaction from Brother Stafford in Psychiatry And Christianity: Can The Two Mix?   
    There are many types of "mental illness".  I myself (just my opinion through close observation) I believe it is devil possession, or at least devil control.  I have acquaintances that hear voices, and many times they are telling the person to do something contrary to scripture.  One of them is a (so-called) preacher too!  I believe that most mental illness is *devil (demon, if you prefer) oriented, although it appears (to them) as an "angel of light".
     
    That makes "mental illness" a spiritual problem.
     
     
    *(Please consider the word "demon" is not found in the KJB.)
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    irishman got a reaction from Alan in The American Flag   
    I fly the flag every day of the year, just to let people know who's side I'm on!
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    irishman got a reaction from Alan in Presenting The Gospel   
    Define "Gospel".

        A clear presentation of the Gospel is important, it ought to contain several important facts;

    1.  The subject should know that “all people are lost” (Rom. 3:10; 3:23)
        This puts them into a group, and does not single them out accusingly.
        They must realize their need for salvation before they will be saved.

    2.  All people need to be saved. (Rom. 6:23a and 5:12))
        I always have them agree that “no one is perfect”.  I have never had anyone disagree since I used that approach.  They have been offended, however, that I insinuated that they were sinners; generally, people do not think themselves to be too bad.
    Just as wages are paid for a days work, sin has earned a wage--death. (spiritual as well as physical) Explain it to them.

    3  All people are saved the same way. (Rom. 6:23b) (Rom 5;12 could be used here too, you decide.)
        Only Jesus can forgive their sin.  (Explain how He died for them, and took their punishment upon Himself.  Then rose again the third day…etc.) Interject Rom 5:8 in there showing them that Christ died specifically for mankind.  

    4.  YOU can be saved today. (Rom. 10:9,10)
        “Whosoever” includes everyone.  Won’t you call upon Jesus to save you today?  

    There are various salvation plans that are effective.  The main thing is telling them the Gospel.  Some people like to use John 3:16, and other verses, but the result is hopefully salvation.

    A word about repentance: it has been long disputed, (and will no doubt continue to be), whether we should encourage them to repent of their sin before they call upon the Lord for salvation, but at the time they decide to trust Christ as their Savior, they have a change of heart, and that is repentance.  The Gospel is what saves men, and repentance may not be considered the Gospel per se.
     
     
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    irishman got a reaction from Invicta in All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit   
    Swath, I understand where you are coming from, I might do the same thing under the circumstances, but that doesn't make it right.  Wretched's last post should cause us all to think when a man (or woman) stands before the Great White Throne, and judged there, will I be the one that put him/her there?  I know, their sin put them there, but If I killed them, do I stand to be reproached for it?  I think so.
     
    It's easy for the proponents of this thought to pull scriptures out of the air, and give gory, and fantastic details of crimes committed, but what is the chances that any of them would happen to any of us?  I figure that if anything happens to me, the Lord allowed it, and if He allows it, somehow I'll take it..  That is the attitude that got me through many "sticky" situations, one of which I told about in another thread (or maybe it was earlier in this one.
     
    By the Way, "rightly dividing" still leaves much to the person to decide what is rightly divided, and what is not.  I know that's a term you like to use.
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    irishman got a reaction from Saintnow in Atheist Vs Christian Online Debates Fruitful?   
    What would Jesus do?  if the Holy Spirit can use something we say, or give us some sort of influence with them, He can convert them.  I can't believe the people that just give up because "there is no hope" of reaching them.  At one time, there was no hope for me either.
     
    Not many will readily admit that you influenced them for good, but they do have something to think about upon their beds, when alone and all is quiet.  It's like giving out tracts, they may act as if they are offended (and some will be, of course), but many have read the tract later, and given their life to the Lord.  I, for one, will argue or debate, whatever you call it, for the glory of God.  If he has given me a bit of insight, it would be wrong for me to ignore it.
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    irishman got a reaction from Saintnow in Atheist Vs Christian Online Debates Fruitful?   
    I disagree with many of these.  Like Swath said, someone may be following the debate, hanging in the balance, and truth needs to be known.  We ought always to stand for Truth, although others believe they are also standing for Truth, and it seems endless, at least when we stand before God we won't have that to answer to.
     
    1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
    1Pe 3:16  Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
     
    Always be ready/willing to stand for what's right.
     
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    irishman got a reaction from Doc Flay in New Name for IFBs   



    yes, it really doesn't matter. We might use it among ourselves in a reference to where we stand, but once the media and the world in general get hold of it, no name will be considered "honorable"
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    irishman got a reaction from Doc Flay in New Name for IFBs   



    yes, it really doesn't matter. We might use it among ourselves in a reference to where we stand, but once the media and the world in general get hold of it, no name will be considered "honorable"
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Thanks!   
    I would lkke to thank all who have prayed for me for a liver transplant.  The Lord miraculously provide a liver for me, and I am doing well.  I am out of the woods yet, completely, and now have a limited lifestyle, but thank God, I am still kicking!
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    irishman got a reaction from Miss Daisy in Jail ministry   
    We recently had 5 saved at the County Jail, and 1 at the state prison--Praise the Lord! I often hear of one/some being saved in prison.

    I know about "jailhouse religion" and that some think it will help their case, but the Lord knows who is truly saved, and who is not...for that matter, we do not no if the people we write to on this forum are saved, for sure. I only know that I am, and I take your word for it that you are.

    Anyway, maybe a few inmates have begun a new life. I have quit the Jail ministry because of a stand on the KJB, but I still like to keep abreast of it. The "Rock of Ages" prison ministry has missionaries all over, one at our church, and they go to the state prisons, while several of the laymen go to the County Jail; it can be quite a blessing.
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    irishman got a reaction from Joseph Redgate in Jail Ministry   
    Just received an email from the state rep for Michigan prison system.  Here is the important part of it:
     
    In May we had a good month with 51 volunteers helping us in the different facilities in Michigan.  With that many helpers we were able to have 41 services, with 734 inmates attending and 167 saved.  Praise the Lord!
     
     
    Two of our men in our church have volunteered to coordinate two prisons--line up workers, and handle the scheduling.  We praise the Lord for faithful servants.
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    irishman got a reaction from Bro K in More Soul Winning Tips   
    More soul winning tips

    1.  Carry a New Testament
        A New Testament is the best thin to use.  You are not giving them an in-depth Bible study, just leading them to the Lord.
        Many people feel intimidated if you walk up to the door with a big Bible under your arm; they often will not answer if they know what your about.  Some think you ar J.W.’s or Mormon missionaries, and don’t want to deal with it.
        A medium print New Testament that fits inside the pocket of your sport coat (or suit coat) is excellent.

    2.  Always smile!
        A friendly smile can go a long way.  It says “friend”.
        Many times we need to put aside our troubles, and not let them show on our face.

    3.  Learn the Romans road by heart.
        Often we get nervous or even a bit confused if we do cannot qote the verses.

        Highlight the Romans road in you Bible so that you can find it quickly and easily.  This also allows them to read along with you when you lead them to the Lord. (Many markers will bleed through the page of the Bible,; be sure to use a non-bleeding marker.)

    4.  Use their given name, or the name they go by.
        This may not be as important as some of the others, but people like to hear their name spoken when you are speaking to them; don’t over-do it though, this sounds lie a mechanical thing.  If you don’t kn0w the name “sir” or Ma’am” works well to.  

    5.  Be respectful, after all you are on their property.  
        Do not criticize a statue of Mary in their yard, or any other object.  Keep focused on your mission.

    6.  Always be courteous.
        Remember, your are in the sanctity of their home or domain.  People are cautious when we “invade” the privacy of their home.  

    7.  Stay on the subject.
        Often, when leading someone to the Lord, they will ask a lot of questions, I have said at that time, “Mr. _____ that’s a good question and I will get to that in just a moment.”  If you don’t give them a similar answer, you will be chasing “rabbit trails” and may confuse them more when you finally get to ask them if they would like to have heaven as their home, and Christ as their Savior.  Try not to forget to answer their question later though, it was important enough to them to ask about it, and know your Bible so you can give an answer to those that ask of you. (1 Peter 3:15)

    8.  Always leave a tract.
        The tract speaks long after you are gone.  It can be there for others in the household also.
        IMPORTANT:  Always familiarize yourself with the tracts you use.  Many tracts are written for specific doctrines, or teachings that are aside from  salvation.  I have seen tracts against Catholics; against smoking; against cursing, etc.  the tract must fit the occasion.  Some tracts just plainly are no good for soul winning.
     
     
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    irishman got a reaction from HappyChristian in The Tower Of Babel   
    Imust be color blind, but I see people as people, and all need the same Savior.
     
    With that said, I don't know any more than anyone else whether the races originated at Babel, but it sounds reasonable to me.  The Bible makes it clear that God confounded the languages to separate them (so much for unions!) but it would take years for them to discover who spoke one language or another with so many people obviously present.  The color and facial features would make it much easier to identify with those of like tongue.  Just my thoughts on the matter. (I may not be available for replies, so have at it!)
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    irishman reacted to bzmomo7 in Hair And Cover   
    Well, enjoy it.  I see people who go to store in their pajamas, and men and women often dress gender neutral.  Men wear pink and purple proudly (not just the ones who are....full of "pride") Where women are just as tattooed as the men are (that is saying something in itself--arms, neck, face....it seems anything goes)  both genders wear the most outlandish adornments on their faces, I refuse to call it jewelry, and where people who are full-figured can confuse just about anyone when the women do not wear make-up, have a tapered man's haircut or butch, and men look as if they need a woman's garment on top more than some women do.  This, of course, is not everyone, but it isn't rare either.  It confuses my 5yr. old terribly.  I can say without a doubt, that I so much appreciate it when men who have long hair have the consideration to wear a beard. 
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    irishman got a reaction from JerryNumbers in Goodbye   
    I would like to thank Bro. Matt for making this forum, I know it must have been a pain at times.  I will be leaving because of my health, my MELD score went to 16, (15 puts me on the transplant list), and I have to be available 24/7 for calls.  That means my internet has to go (dial-up) unless we decide to get high speed, which isn't likely.
     
    Anyway, I apologize to anyone that I may have offended, and I do pray for everyone on the forum.  It was never my intention at first to offend anyone, but I did get in the flesh a few times. 
     
    Again, thank you Bro. Matt, you have been a blessing to me; thank you for allowing me to post on your forum, I have enjoyed the experience very much, and sincerely hope that someone was helped through it--I know I was!
     
    I will continue to pray for all of you in general, as the Lord lays it on my heart.
    Keep the faith, Jesus is coming again.
    In Christs service,
    Martin Dunn aka Irishman.
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    irishman got a reaction from JerryNumbers in Goodbye   
    I would like to thank Bro. Matt for making this forum, I know it must have been a pain at times.  I will be leaving because of my health, my MELD score went to 16, (15 puts me on the transplant list), and I have to be available 24/7 for calls.  That means my internet has to go (dial-up) unless we decide to get high speed, which isn't likely.
     
    Anyway, I apologize to anyone that I may have offended, and I do pray for everyone on the forum.  It was never my intention at first to offend anyone, but I did get in the flesh a few times. 
     
    Again, thank you Bro. Matt, you have been a blessing to me; thank you for allowing me to post on your forum, I have enjoyed the experience very much, and sincerely hope that someone was helped through it--I know I was!
     
    I will continue to pray for all of you in general, as the Lord lays it on my heart.
    Keep the faith, Jesus is coming again.
    In Christs service,
    Martin Dunn aka Irishman.
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    irishman got a reaction from JerryNumbers in Goodbye   
    I would like to thank Bro. Matt for making this forum, I know it must have been a pain at times.  I will be leaving because of my health, my MELD score went to 16, (15 puts me on the transplant list), and I have to be available 24/7 for calls.  That means my internet has to go (dial-up) unless we decide to get high speed, which isn't likely.
     
    Anyway, I apologize to anyone that I may have offended, and I do pray for everyone on the forum.  It was never my intention at first to offend anyone, but I did get in the flesh a few times. 
     
    Again, thank you Bro. Matt, you have been a blessing to me; thank you for allowing me to post on your forum, I have enjoyed the experience very much, and sincerely hope that someone was helped through it--I know I was!
     
    I will continue to pray for all of you in general, as the Lord lays it on my heart.
    Keep the faith, Jesus is coming again.
    In Christs service,
    Martin Dunn aka Irishman.
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