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  • Birthday 12/02/1992

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: Alabama
  • Interests Reading, writing, coffee, sushi, guitar playing, Reformed theology, serving God, serving in local church
  • Are you IFB? No

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  1. What's an IFPMB

      At the same time however, a lot of churches can do that. In my family we were raised IFB, and what we were taught about conversion most of the time was wrong. One of my brothers was a false convert for years, baptized and everything, until he came to me about it, and we went through the Scriptures for the better part of an hour, and prayed, God saved him. Every denomination has their doctrinal mix-ups. Presbyterians (at least the orthodox ones, there are some crazies in there, but there are crazies in IFB as well, to be fair.) do hold an orthodox position of the requirements of salvation, being faith and repentance toward God. The Westminster Confession and Catechism teach it at least.    I was just using Presbyterian as an example, for I know some very Godly Presbyterians. There are also Methodists (we sing a lot of their hymns, after all, don't want to leave them out.) Episcopalians and many people in other denominations that do hold to the essentials of the faith, and that is salvation by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone, though they differ on the grounds of paedobaptism. Are there extremists? Yes. Are there false teachers? Yes. But they are in ever denomination.    It just seems there was a bit of elitism in some of the statements, so I just wanted to provide some food for though.
  2. Best Beverage Ever

    Anyone here like Keurig? They're awesome.
  3. Best Beverage Ever

  4. What's an IFPMB

    Been awhile since I've been here...   But, I was just reading over the old topic, and just kinda wanted to mention that method of Baptism doesn't necessarily prove whether or not one is following Jesus or is converted. The issue of Paedo v. Credo baptism is a matter of theological outlook, and how one views the covenants, not how one views Jesus.    I'm a credobaptist, but a Presbyterian can be just as Christian as I am, even though we disagree, because we're not right in all areas either, and it might be humbling for us to remember that. 
  5. I'm just going to wait for "assault rifle" to be thrown into this story. 
  6. Best Beverage Ever

    You typically want to grab this tin that reads: coffee.    If you carefully follow the instructions below you can succeed in making the most magnificent beverage God gave to us.    You will need:    2-4 scoops, ground black coffee 8-12 oz of cold water.  1 coffee filter 1 coffee pot 1 coffee mug 2 scoops of non-dairy, or a glub of dairy creamer (optional) 1-3 packets of sugar or artificial sweetener (optional)   Just a few more simple steps!     Put the coffee grounds into the coffee filter, if you're making a larger pot, you want at least four scoops. Colombian is the preferred type, but Arabica or any other is perfectly acceptable.    Once the grounds are placed into the coffee filter, and the filter is placed into the basket of the coffee maker, you can apply the water into the machine at the appropriate junction.    The most crucial step is as follows, while most of the steps in this are optional, this one is not. You must locate and activate the power switch on the coffee maker.    The coffee will take a few minutes to brew, and once it is done it is ready to be served in the coffee mug with or without the optional enhancements.    The only step left is to enjoy!
  7. You Ever Feel Like A Theology Jerk?

    In the past few years my understanding of theology and doctrine has shifted massively from what I grew up under due to some studies I have done through the Bible. I let go of Sunday school myths that we may have all heard, and tried to understand what the Bible really said. In this process, I've not always been the nicest person.    I can think when I came to my particular soteriology shift. After dabbling in Finney and semi-Pelagianism for awhile, I came to embrace a view based on what I understand of Scripture that is the total opposite of that. When I did, I was a major jerk. I shoved my theology down anyone who would listen's throat as I read more books and tried to understand as much as I could about the topic. Like any overzealous 18-year-old, I messed up big time, and I regret it so much more than that. I was a theology jerk, and I was tearing down people with something that was supposed to build them up.    You ever feel like this? What's something you've maybe taken too far?    (Or am I just crazy. )
  8. You need to get Online. Just saying.

  9. It's hot. For real.

  10. Norman Geisler Systematic Theology 1 Volume Edition

    You think they might go for that? :biggrin:
  11. Norman Geisler Systematic Theology 1 Volume Edition

    Actually I pre-ordered it. I didn't know it was going to take so long for it to come out, but I saw the announcement early and by pre-ordering I got it cheaper.
  12. needs to finish reading some books. So many books, so little time!