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About Ukulelemike

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: NE California
  • Interests Preaching, drawing, singing, ukulele, goats, herpetoculturism.
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  • Bio 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. Okay so I am all for expository preaching, but there is certainly a place for topic-driven preaching. Isn't that also called 'exhortive' preaching? Like exhortation? Jesus told lots of 'stories', also called parables, to give his doctrine life and context-so why is that wrong today? Not saying it is okay to just give a couple verses then launch off into the deep of stories and nothing else-I remember having the opportunity to hear one of the "Old-Time' preachers, (his name escapes me at the moment), at a conference, and all it turned out to be was a bunch of old man stories that had no point to the lesson and scripture. It was sad-I don't doubt his power earlier in life, but he was just a kindly old man who no longer really preached. THAT was sad. But, certainly, as long as it remains biblical, there is nothing wrong with using modern parables and stories, and preaching by topic, as well as expository preaching. Paul preached subjects, Jesus, Peter and others did, too.
  2. Technically, a cubit is the length from the tip of the longest finger to the end of the elbow, so I guess it would change from person to person, though eventually it was standardized at appx 18". But if, like some suppose, Noah and his sons were much taller, due to a longer lifespan, who knows WHAT their cubit might have been! What is the cubit of someone 7' tall? 8'? What would a cubit have been for Goliath at 9'9"?
  3. Scientific Facts in the Bible.

    I have hemochromatosis, basically the production of too much blood and iron. Currently, as long as I have my blood taken every three months I am fine, but I know people who have to have a pint removed on a weekly basis. I found out I had it when I began having pretty sever chest pains, and of course at my age I was worried I was having small heart attacks. It only affected me when I was walking, like a normal pace, and stopped when I walked slower. When my wife and I spoke to a friend in the medical field, she asked if I regularly gave blood, and I said I did, but I had missed two cycles due to work. She said go immediately and give a pint, so I did, and I swear to you all, when I walked out of the blood mobile I felt ten years younger and 50 pounds lighter! So while I haven't had an actual medical diagnosis, by experience I know this is what it is, so I get the blood drawn every cycle and am fine. SO I guess I have bloodletting performed on me, in a sense. No leeches, please.
  4. I saw from the dimensions that they used the Egyptian cubit to measure it, and not the Hebrew cubit. If the 'ark' found in Turkey, which the Turkish government has officially endorsed as the Ark, is really it, as I understand, it does fit those dimensions, at least length and width, height being difficult to tell since it is collapsed.
  5. Neither Wine nor Strong Drink

    NO Christians aren't Nazarites, however, we ARE priests, and according to the Lord, priests were forbidden to drink while in their duties as priests, because alcohol and strong drink would pervert judgment. And since we are always on duty, in season and out of season, we should find that same prohibition for the same reason. Alcohol still perverts judgment, so being NT priests, we need to remain sober and ready at all times to preach the gospel.
  6. Creation or not?

    Wow. I'm 52 and was taught evolution the whole way through. Wish I'd has the knowledge I have now; as it was, I assimilated the information but still believed in creation, (as much as I knew about it), and later as I began to consider such things in retrospect, it took some time for me to get straightened out. This is one of the reasons I am still a big Kent Hovind supporter, because even though he has a few weird things going on, (which he admits are just personal and in no way makes a complete endorsement of them), he creation teachings are still second to none in making it easily understandable and common sense. I have since discovered some other good creation teachers; one is even a 7th day Adventist, and if you steer clear of his SDA stuff, his creation teachings are spot-on, (though I would only recommend him for the advanced believer who can discern, just in case), as well as some David Cloud stuff.
  7. Witnessing to a Mormon friend

    Calvary Chapel, just for general info for those who don't know, they grew out of the Jesus People hippy movement, where hippies were encouraged to come, never change, and use the same music they played for fun and entertainment, but to make changes to make it 'for Jesus'. They are the birthing place of the Contemporary Christian Music movement. One of the early leaders was one Lonnie Frisbee, a hippy who's testimony of salvation was meeting Jesus while high on LSD, baptized himself, and began travelling around telling other hippies about Jesus, getting stoned for Him and baptizing them. He later fell deeply into homosexuality and was removed from his position as a leader. So needless to say, Calvary Chapel has some serious issues from its foundation, which was not in Christ, but drugs and worldliness. As for witnessing to your Mormon friend, it can be tough since his family are Mormon, so it will give him a natural desire to seek into where his family is. However, it really all depends on whether or not your friend is really seeking truth, or just seeking reformation. People who are really looking for the truth will hear the truth and nothing else will satisfy them. I saw that with my wife who spent years seeking the true God, with nothing personally to go on, and went through many different 'spiritual' practices, mostly New Age, but was never satisfied until she was led to the Lord by a friend, but that took a while, as she had a lot of garbage to remove. And even then she began as a Pentecostal and really liked their spirit of prayerfulness, but thought their teachings were light and frivolous, until, by her own admission, she heard me preach as an IFB and knew this was where she belonged. We married much later after that, so it wasn't that she was swayed by my personal awesomeness, (lol).
  8. The 7th Shemita is here

    Not sure what you mean by "this way". I tried going back through posts to decipher it, but not seeing it well enough to understand it.
  9. The 7th Shemita is here

    Nebuchadnezzar, Balaam, Pharaoh, (a few of them), Darius, God has spoken to those who were not His children, many times, sometimes directly, sometimes through His prophets.
  10. Reference Bibles

    So does the Bible, itself.
  11. You gotta say this for many of the Catholic/Catholic Lite religions-they have some great hats!
  12. Reference Bibles

    No use for the Scofiield-any Bible commentary that beings by pushing the Gap Theory can just go downhill from there.
  13. Do You Believe There Was Not Rain Before The Flood Of Noah?

    Yes I watched a video that showed it, but I can't find it anymore-not sure what that might say, but if he was not honest about it, as some have charged him, I don't see him doing a larger one. It was back in the 90's when I saw it. It was the first I'd ever seen on Creation Science and on the Paluxy footprints.
  14. UK Votes Out

    Well, what happened in Britain is a bit different than what happened here in the US: the EU is a voluntary coalition of NATIONS, who really should have the right to be in or out as they choose, as they are, at the end of the day, individual nations, whereas in the States, these are not, nor were meant to be, individual nations, but UNITED states, under a single overall federal government. Of course we can argue all day as to what the real reasons were for separating, if it was legal or not, how much slavery had to do with it ultimately, but we were never meant to be separate nations, so there was a little more at stake here. Also history tells us that had the US become two countries, it would have so weakened us that both sides would have been quickly invaded and destroyed, which is why the Catholics and others were on the side of the South and their separation-because there would no longer be a United States-then had they attacked one side or the other, they would have probably gotten assistance from the other, which would then be attacked as well. The US isn't near to what it once was, but the destruction of the country would have been much quicker and would have never been more than South America, a bunch of small individual third-world countries. Or such is how I see it.
  15. Hello everyone

    Hi, Lily Rose, welcome back, and Hello Jason, welcome aboard and welcome to Fundamentalism. You have a good goal, but prepare for the battle!