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    No Nicolaitans reacted to (Omega) in If You're New Here Please Read   
    And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:13)
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to (Omega) in If You're New Here Please Read   
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9,10)
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to (Omega) in If You're New Here Please Read   
    Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (1 Peter 3:11,12)
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from Invicta in Nervous while praying in public   
    We always pray in public. Not only do we pray, but we all hold hands (on top of the table) while praying.
    Yes, there is the nervous factor; in which, you wonder what people are thinking or if they are staring. However, we (as a family) nor I (if I'm alone) have ever been openly ridiculed or mocked to my knowledge. We have experienced people commending us on a few occasions though.
    If the day comes; in which, people start openly opposing our praying, that will be nothing compared to the persecution that many Christians have suffered...and others in many countries suffer today.
    So no, I don't think there's anything wrong with you...it's just one part of the spiritual warfare that we fight and the struggle we all have between our flesh and spirit.
    I used to be more "concerned" about how others viewed our praying in the past than I am now. Now it hardly enters my mind. I guess my faith, thankfulness, and desire to please the Lord are what makes the difference in my life. I want to please him...not them. ;)
    Also, you don't have to pray for 10 minutes at 10,000 decibels either. We say a short but heartfelt prayer of thanks. :)
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from Invicta in Nervous while praying in public   
    We always pray in public. Not only do we pray, but we all hold hands (on top of the table) while praying.
    Yes, there is the nervous factor; in which, you wonder what people are thinking or if they are staring. However, we (as a family) nor I (if I'm alone) have ever been openly ridiculed or mocked to my knowledge. We have experienced people commending us on a few occasions though.
    If the day comes; in which, people start openly opposing our praying, that will be nothing compared to the persecution that many Christians have suffered...and others in many countries suffer today.
    So no, I don't think there's anything wrong with you...it's just one part of the spiritual warfare that we fight and the struggle we all have between our flesh and spirit.
    I used to be more "concerned" about how others viewed our praying in the past than I am now. Now it hardly enters my mind. I guess my faith, thankfulness, and desire to please the Lord are what makes the difference in my life. I want to please him...not them. ;)
    Also, you don't have to pray for 10 minutes at 10,000 decibels either. We say a short but heartfelt prayer of thanks. :)
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to (Omega) in If You're New Here Please Read   
    Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. (Matthew 14:33)
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to BroMatt in Browsers indicate site not secure... (?)   
    I'm now getting around to answer these questions.
    The main Online Baptist site is indeed http instead of https, but you will notice that when you login that the login page is https. It is not needed when browsing, but login information is encrypted
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to Alan in humor   
    Taiwan is being invaded by Giant Rabbits!
    Or
    The Rabbits Grow big in Taiwan!
     

     
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to DaveW in Australia votes on derestricting marriage   
    Currently marriage in Australia is defined as between a man and a woman.
    There is about to be a "Postal Plebiscite" to decide if ti stays that way.
    This is going to happen basically because the current ruling party wanted a compulsory attendance plebiscite (referendum basically), but couldn't get enough votes in the parliament to do so.
    The main opposition parties want a vote in parliament by the representatives. Remember that I am not talking about the US, but Australia, and a true plebiscite vote is not only legal, but the highest expression of democracy available in Australia, where each and every eligible person can vote on a particular issue.
    As a result, the government will do a postal vote on the matter.
     
    Now then - the reason the opposition parties wanted a parliamentary vote only is that it is easier to convince, bribe, bully, otherwise influence, a small number of politicians than it is to get the whole of the Australian public to follow their line.
    In a full vote, the majority of Australians will probably vote against the change.
    In fact, the majority of Australians don't really care either way whether there is "marriage equality" as they put it, but if you tell them they have to vote one way or the other, the likelihood is that that indifferent majority will vote against - simply because Australians don't like being told what to do.........
    But in a postal vote, that indifferent majority will "forget" to vote - this makes it almost as bad as a parliamentary vote, because you can be sure that those wanting the change will be out in force, and making sure that everyone on their side votes at least once....... (One vote is all that's allowed by the way, but we all know...)
    I would like to ask that people pray for Australia over the next month or so about this issue.
    I believe that the postal vote material will begin to arrive around the middle of September, but I am not sure when the votes have to be returned by.
     
    To put a little perspective, there are already civil unions available to ANY couple, which give full legal recognition to those couples which is recognised at all levels of government and law, so all that is really being sought is the right to call them "Marriages".
    I have done some research, and even the world does not have a recognised beginning to marriage, and cannot therefore trace it back to any secular beginning.
    The Bible however states that God is the author of marriage, and as such God should be able to define what marriage is - and has:
    Matthew 19:4-6
    (4)  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
    (5)  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
    (6)  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
     
    Please pray that this change does not come in - it will gain nothing for those couples, but will open the door to the total destruction of the biblical family, and in fact, may very possible destroy free speech in Australia, and take away the freedom to preach the Bible.
    It has become plain to me that this is not about marriage and rights, but it is an attack on God's Word, and on the freedom to proclaim the Gospel.
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to Invicta in Way of Life:Friday Church News Notes   
    Our eldest daughter used to keep stick insects, but one of our cats ate them.
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from swathdiver in GAYRIGHTS   
    If you want to have the opportunity to discuss something here, you need to stop using foul "text-language". You may not understand or agree with it, but I'm actually trying to help you.
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to (Omega) in If You're New Here Please Read   
    They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:5,6)
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from faith12777 in Faithful Baptist college   
    Friend, I don't know where you stand on the issue of "Baptist Briderism", but I can tell you are excited about the opportunity that the college offers. 
    Don't let anything that has transpired here squelch your enthusiasm for deeper study. My "acquaintance" was well grounded in God's word; therefore, he could separate the good from the bad as far as the courses' contents (which I don't personally recommend).
     I can certainly understand the draw of a free College; however, there is no Bible college (that I'm aware of) that I agree with 100%.
    Would I recommend Faithful Baptist College? No.
    I have a degree from a similar institution (it wasn't free, but it was affordable); in that, it was distance learning. I didn't agree with everything I learned there either. What I learned was this...I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know from my own personal study...except for the things I didn't agree with. 
    Be careful and be wise in your exploration of things like this, but don't let any "bad news" curb your enthusiasm for learning. Nothing...and I repeat...NOTHING...can take the place of personal Bible study with the Holy Spirit's direction. While today's churches may want a pastor (or staff member) who has a degree, that's just the world's influence on the church in my opinion. I'm not ashamed to admit that I got my degree because I felt it was needed in today's "church society". Too many churches have succumbed to worldly influences in demanding such things as this. I don't think the apostles had a college degree , but they had something better...personal teaching from God himself. We have the same opportunity today through the Holy Spirit. I have a degree, but it's inside of the same envelope that I received it in years ago. 
    If you want to pursue a degree, then I think that's admirable...just don't let getting a degree be your end-goal. My beliefs are what I've learned from my own personal study...not from what my college studies taught me. Your end-goal should be to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that is best done through the teaching of the Holy Spirit.
    Others may disagree with my stance on this, so take what I've said as such. This is my own personal input based on years of my own personal experience. Your experience (and other's) may differ. I just gave this as food for thought.
    May the Lord bless you as you seek to serve him.
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to faith12777 in Faithful Baptist college   
    Amen 
    Amen to both of you
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to HappyChristian in Faithful Baptist college   
    Thank you for getting the thread back on topic, No Ni. 
    Now let's stay there.
     
     
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from faith12777 in Faithful Baptist college   
    Friend, I don't know where you stand on the issue of "Baptist Briderism", but I can tell you are excited about the opportunity that the college offers. 
    Don't let anything that has transpired here squelch your enthusiasm for deeper study. My "acquaintance" was well grounded in God's word; therefore, he could separate the good from the bad as far as the courses' contents (which I don't personally recommend).
     I can certainly understand the draw of a free College; however, there is no Bible college (that I'm aware of) that I agree with 100%.
    Would I recommend Faithful Baptist College? No.
    I have a degree from a similar institution (it wasn't free, but it was affordable); in that, it was distance learning. I didn't agree with everything I learned there either. What I learned was this...I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know from my own personal study...except for the things I didn't agree with. 
    Be careful and be wise in your exploration of things like this, but don't let any "bad news" curb your enthusiasm for learning. Nothing...and I repeat...NOTHING...can take the place of personal Bible study with the Holy Spirit's direction. While today's churches may want a pastor (or staff member) who has a degree, that's just the world's influence on the church in my opinion. I'm not ashamed to admit that I got my degree because I felt it was needed in today's "church society". Too many churches have succumbed to worldly influences in demanding such things as this. I don't think the apostles had a college degree , but they had something better...personal teaching from God himself. We have the same opportunity today through the Holy Spirit. I have a degree, but it's inside of the same envelope that I received it in years ago. 
    If you want to pursue a degree, then I think that's admirable...just don't let getting a degree be your end-goal. My beliefs are what I've learned from my own personal study...not from what my college studies taught me. Your end-goal should be to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that is best done through the teaching of the Holy Spirit.
    Others may disagree with my stance on this, so take what I've said as such. This is my own personal input based on years of my own personal experience. Your experience (and other's) may differ. I just gave this as food for thought.
    May the Lord bless you as you seek to serve him.
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to HappyChristian in Faithful Baptist college   
    Thanks, No Ni - his verbal assurance to you pretty much says it all, eh?
    SFIC, thanks for posting those - I did glance through the statement of faith but missed the part re: his definition of open baptism. And the excerpt from his article makes it clear as well.
    BaptistJon - it does sound like semantics when that is the only quote used. But if you read the other quotes, it becomes clear that the pastor at least is a brider. Not to mention his verbal assurance to No Nicolaitans.
     
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to Invicta in New Phone   
    My wife uses an old Nokia phone.  I have bought her a pay as you go sim. I top her up with £10 every few months, say 6 to 12 months or so.but she forgets to charge it and it switches off and she then mostly forgets to switch it on so I can rarely call her. 
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from HappyChristian in Faithful Baptist college   
    To make a long story short, the pastor eventually told me that he was. I also was told by an acquaintance (who graduated from the college and was pursuing his Master's there) that they were Briders. My acquaintance wasn't a Brider, but he enjoyed the classes.
    Based upon my own personal knowledge and interaction with the pastor, I will retract my previous statement of "They are Briders", and I'll amend it as...
    The pastor is a Brider.
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to heartstrings in New Phone   
    Mine is supposed to be a "Tracphone" but my service is Net10. I don't know what all that means but just taking my Wife's word for it. I recently had her upgrade it to a better plan so I could access the Internet, use apps and all that, so she got me a SmartPhone. I haven't figured this thing out yet so I guess it's smarter than I am.  SmartWater didn't help me either
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to Rosie in Last one to post in this thread wins   
    Good morning everyone
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    No Nicolaitans reacted to heartstrings in Why were they chosen above all other?   
    Why were they chosen? To bless us all.
     
    Genesis 22
    15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from LindaR in Faithful Baptist college   
    They are Briders.
    Edited to add: I haven't taken their courses, so I can't speak as to whether the courses reflect Briderism.
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    No Nicolaitans got a reaction from heartstrings in Hey truck drivers...   
    My route to (and from) work takes me through an interstate exit...and you know what's on interstate exits...we have a truck stop and four convenience stores/gas stations (all big enough to handle trucks).
    It's almost a given that one is going to pull out in traffic every time...but they seem to always target me. 
    I'm a bit understanding of it during the hours when there's more traffic coming through, but at night...when I'm the only car coming through...and it can plainly be seen that there's no car behind me? Happens all the time. Is it really going to mess their log book up to wait a few seconds to let me pass by first? 
    I respect truck drivers for the job they do, but I don't respect how they do the job at times.
    Easiest way to fix it is for me to take a different route...it's a little further in mileage, but at least I won't be bamboozled by the truckers...who apparently have all conspired together...
    Breaker 1/9, Breaker 1/9, come back. khhk.
    Go ahead. khhk.
    Hey. khhk. Just for future reference, if you're ever leaving the truck stop or one of the gas stations on exit 5, make sure to pull out in front of that guy driving a tan 1998 Ford Escort ZX2. khhk. You'll know him at night, because he's the only guy coming through. khhk. And his right headlight is dimmer than the left headlight. khhk.
    10-4! khhk.

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    No Nicolaitans reacted to (Omega) in If You're New Here Please Read   
    Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. (Nehemiah 9:6)
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