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    Pastor of a small IFBaptist church in NE California, raise goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits. Play ukulele and sing. Sometimes TO my goats.

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  1. I have heard that parable argument on this by those who try to dismiss this because they don't believe in a literal hell. Really, the argument against that is very easy. Consider ALL of Jesus' parables: How many were based on fictional things? Did Jesus tell stories about men from Mars? Did he talk about fairy godmothers and mice making dresses for the princess? No, of course not-all of Jesus' parables were firmly rooted in reality; they involved things that everyone was familiar with: farming, (sowing seeds, harvesting, etc), fishing, and various aspects of the culture that they were all familiar with (mustard seeds, a woman with term pieces of silver, people working the land of others, etc), all of it simple, plain, and most important, firmly based in reality. Personally, I suspect all Jesus' parables were based on actual events that Jesus knew of, and none were simply fictional accounts, but I may be incorrect about that. But it isn't important. What IS, is that they were all based on everyday things everyone was familiar with. So, IF...IF the account of the rich man and Lazarus was, indeed, a parable, that Jesus made up to make a point, if He were to suddenly use as an example something that no one believed in, that everyone knew was a pagan idea and had no basis in their understanding, Jesus would lose all credibility as a man now teaching false, heathen doctrines. He might as well use Star Wars as an example, as anything else, if that were the case. No, every parable Jesus told was based in reality, on what everyone knew and understood, which is why they worked. Therefore, Jesus HAD to be using something they all already knew and understood to be a part of their religion, else He would be seen as a fraud, and indeed, would be. So ultimately, I suppose, it doesn't matter if it was a real actual event (though I believe it was), because every lesson Jesus taught was grounded in reality, in things that existed and all knew about.
  2. Here;s a story on it. They mention that they fingerprint their workers, and do background checks on them, as well as give annual training on what is appropriate. They never mention if they ask if they're saved or not.
  3. once again, the link here circles back on itself
  4. Correct. In fact, despite the claim that the Catholic church is THE original church, it's origins are from about 325AD, and actual Christian churches existed before the RCC began, before the reformation, and after the reformation, and still do. not all non-Catholics came out of the RCC. And considering that the Roman Catholic church calls the eucharist a re-sacrificing of Jesus Christ in an unbloody mannr, THAT would be a sacrifice. It is wrong-the Lord's Supper, as the Bible calls it, (not a holy communion), is merely a remembrance, repesentative of the ONE-TIME death of Jesus Christ for our sin. the Catholic eucharist is an abomination to the Lord.
  5. So, did you child take over this conversation? Because that makes little sense. 1: No one called you a liar, so put on your big boy pants and relax. No one even implied you lied. Suggesting a mild misunderstanding, at most, is far from calling you a liar. 2: No one but you ever mentioned Lutherans, so I don't know what they and their view on an 'altar' have to do with this conversation. 3: an altar, by original definition, IS a place to offer sacrifices. In the Tabernacle and Temple in Jerusalem, they had the brasen altar, to offer burnt sacrifices upon, and the altar of incense, where incense was offered as a sacrifice of a sweet savour, representing the prayers of the saints. While differing kinds of sacrifices were offered, they were still sacrifices. The altar in a church might, in some ways, be likened to the altar of incense, as a place where we offer a sacrifice of prise and worship, even the sacrifice of ourselves as a living sacrifice to the Lord. But again, in many IFB churches, the 'altar' is more often referring to stairs going up to the pulpit area, maybe a single stp, a place to kneel and pray. Because we dont offer an animal doesn't mean it isn't an altar, it just means what we sacrifice is ourselves. 4: again, what is with bringing the Lutherans into this? Are you Lutheran? Why would what they think even matter? Coincidentally, in the NT, there are only two words that are translated 'altar: one of them is only once, which referred to a raised place to offer a sacrifice, and it was referring to the 'altar to the unknown god' Paul spoke of at Mars Hill. otherwise, all of them referred to specifically the brasen altar or the altar of incense in the Temple. So, yes, an altar is to give a sacrifice.
  6. The sun, I believe, qualifies there: Light, heat, and radiation, (Yes, I know heat is a product of radiation, but it puts out other types of radiations that have other effects). We see the light, feel the heat, and experience other effects, neither directly seen nor felt, (Vit D from the sun, etc).
  7. Every IFB church I have been a part of, had an altar call. We don't always, but sometimes. That we call it an altar doesn't mean we worship it, or on it.
  8. Steve Anderson is just a symptom-he comes from a line of IFB's who give IFB a bad name. The Masters and Commanders of their churches who rule with an iron fist, who declare anyone who disagrees with him to be a heretic, anyone in error or misspeaks to be unsaved and hellbound. Hyles, Schaap, Ruckman, Anderson-their errors may differ, but they are cut from the same cloth: trying to be IFB popes of their own little worlds, and declaring all others to be hereticks and ready for the stake.
  9. My old preacher used to say, "You'll never surrender to a call you answer, unless you do it publicly at the altar, thereby making yourself responsible to God AND His people" Too easy to sit in your favorite pew and make a half-hearted 'promise' to do something, and then conveniently forget it or excuse it. When I went forward to an altar, a place of prayer and dedication, where I once and for all offered myself a living sacrifice and dedicated myself to service, I did it before hundreds of other preachers, young and old, and then, my pastor hadme go forward in our own church before all God's people there and publicly proclaim that I had done so. After that, I found it quite difficult to 'reneg' on that. It seemed like everyone knew, or found out. My next pastor, when I moved, kept me moving in that direction: I went, for a year, to another church when I worked at a prison in Nevada, and the pastor there almost forced me to get up and preach (for my first time) one Sunday, then take over the adult Sunday School class. It seemed like it followed me everywhere, which of course, it did, because He was already there. I don't know that I would have taken it so seriously, had I not gone 'to the altar' publicly.
  10. Cold cheese sandwich and an orange.
  11. This can be answered by understanding who 'the nations', (separated as sheep and goats), are. I believe this correlates to Zechariah 14:16- "And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles." Someone, during the 1000 year reign of Christ, will be alive, in the flesh, keeping the feast of Tabernacles-and not all will be saved. These of the nations left from those who attacked Jerusalem, are those who were not part of the military, but lived in those nations, really, ALL nations. And those who remain after Christ returns will be separated, according to how they treated and cared for, and about, the people of God during the tribulation time-those who hated them and were pleased by their tribulation and deaths, will be cast away into hell, the goats. Those who cared, who sought to help, who had compassion on them, even at risk of their own lives, will be allowed to enter into the milennial kingdom, though in the flesh. And assumably they will still have to receive Christ by faith, because their works don't save, just preserves them into the kingdom. Mercy for those who showed mercy.
  12. So, a question to the other mods and admins: Ever tempted to post something here, then close the thread off? Maybe it is time to start a new one?
  13. And the false flag folks are out in force about it, citing an Islamic bomber attack drill a mere 12 days earlier, also in Manchester, with a venuse somewhat similar in layout to the concert hall lobby-ie, a set of stairs about the same style and width. Almost as if to practice. However, I haven't seen enough on it to make a statement one way or another on that front. I DO believe there are false-flag 'attacks', where there is no attack. Still believe Newtown was one, and believe me, it took a lot of convincing. But here, it would make sense to me that an insulted Muslim would blow up a target in the name of Islam, in the same city that dared insult his beloved Islam by suggesting they would blow something up in the name of Islam. Yeah, it's just that weird, isn't it? "You say Muslims are terrorists who blow things up in the name of Allah! Why, I will blow you up in the name of Allah for that great insult! ALLAHU ADMIRAL AKBAR!"
  14. My point exactly. I hope I made that clear-I will have to re-read my post. It appears so.
  15. Well, certainly God CHOSE Israel, in fact, He created Israel, taking a Gentile, Abraham, and declaring him to be the beginning of His own people, which later becamse known as Israel, and even later, Jews, They are only different from gentiles because the Lord declard them to be different by His choosing. However, as we look at that nation, we see clearly that they rejected Him time and again-though it was His spoken will that none perish of Israel, yet time and again, they chose to perish by worshiping false idols and rejecting His graciousness and mercy towards them. The father, their God, sent His Son, Jesus, their Messiah, to them, to begin through them to reconcile to world to Himself, yet as a nation, they rejected Christ, and the gospel went forth from there to all the Gentile nations. So, clearly, God chose them, clearly they rejected Him, many times, and ultimately, while a few will be saved, a remnant, yet it will come when they see Him return and finally understand who He is. So Jesus died for the sin of the entire world, and in fact is the Saviour of all men, but specially of them who believe (1Tim 4:10). He died for all, specially of the elect, but it doesn't change the fact that His sacrifice is efficacious for ALL sin of ALL men of ALL time. He chose us through His foreknowledge (For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren). He knew from the start who would follow, and them He predestinated. As a country, we only elect those who seek to be elected-so God's election does not work outside our will-He knows who will seek to be of the elect, and them He elects.