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Ukulelemike last won the day on December 3 2017

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About Ukulelemike

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    NE California
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    Preaching, drawing, singing, ukulele, goats, herpetoculturism.
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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. Sabbath Worship?

    I agree: there was no "Christian" Sabbath
  2. Sabbath Worship?

    And yet, there are NO references to believers gathering an other day for the purpose of corporate worship. The reference in Acts 20 indicates, in the context, that this was a common thing, to meet and break bread on the first day-Paul happened to be there then, and met with them. And since they met 'to break bread', this more likely refers to the Lord's Supper. Everything about the reference indicates this was an assembly of believers for worship.
  3. Hunting yummy things

    I generally hunt for good burger joints. While I have never hunted, we DO raise and kill our own goats and rabbits and chickens.
  4. The beauty of creation

    They go on that way for quite a ways
  5. The beauty of creation

    This was taken on the trip from Reno to Las Vegas. I love these mountains, they are beautiful examples of how the flood layered the land and moved it all over, pushed up and over as the waters asswaged. Another sight on the trip to Vegas: me posing at the notorious Clown Motel in Tonopah. One day when I have the time I will stop and spend a night.
  6. Is the KJVO "movement" dying?

    I just preached last Sunday, (yesterday) on the subject of contending for the faith, and much of what is being discussed here goes right along with it. Churches are dying, spiritually, because many churches don't contend for the faith. The reason we are told to contend, is because men creep in unawares and begin to change things, turning grace into lasciviousness, which can refer to sexual or spiritual promiscuity-and there is no shortage of either in many churches. The people miss when a wolf enters, wearing the garb of the sheep, and begin to gain trust, then change things. Soon the good IFB, KJV-preaching, God-loving, truth-preaching hymn-singing churches have a plethora of versions, rock and roll "worship" and are bringing any old heretic in who claims Christ, to teach and preach. Contending must be an active, continual thing, with the eye always firmly on the Lord and His perfect word. A church needs to stop depending on the pastor to hold it together, and start demanding he preach truth and stay the course, or toss him and bring in someone who will. Godly preachers need to contend by training up young men and women who will be the next generation, men who will be the next leaders, the next preacher, not toss them off to universities and other churches to be lost from them. No, raise them up in truth and then, when the preacher can no longer do the job, you already know what the next pastor will teach, because they have been raised up and fed on the best home-grown food. It is a constant, continual to fight, against men and devils, to maintain the truth and purity of a local church. And we teach those coming up to fight and contend, as well, so they will teach the next after them, ad so on, til Christ returns.
  7. The beauty of creation

    Not exactly landscape, but a recent trip lent me opportunity to take a picture at a famous site in the Nevada desert, Tonopah's infamous Clown Motel.
  8. The beauty of creation

    Sunset over the Sierras
  9. Evolution Evangelism

    Concerning the portion that I have bolded, the notion of evolution is abhorrent to the beauty of God's creation. It is, in fact, exactly the opposite of God's creation, in that, according to the word of God, and not just Genesis, man, through sin, brought death into the world, while evolution teaches that death brought man into the world. Theistic evolution of any kind would represent the work of a retarded, ignorant god who had to try again and again, using mass death over billions of years to bring about the central aspect of His creation: Man. Simple scholarship shows that Genesis was written with the intent to be taken as history, not allegory, and those who don't see it as such, only do so because they have an axe to against it. BIll Nye, by the way, is an idiot who can't see past his own imagined aptitude enough to see how stupid it is to declare that believing in creation makes you unable to make an effective contribution to modern scientific advancement, all the while ignoring people like Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, or even the modern scientist Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI machine and believer in a literal six-day creation. As for Hamm, I have my own issues about him, but in the area of the creation, he is correct: he just isn't a good debater-I watched their first debate and he ignored a slew of arguments against evolution. I would like to see him debate Kent Hovind on the subject, though while the offer has been made by Hovind, Nye is not interested.
  10. Does Anybody Have Any Music Videos That You Care To Share?

    This is an old one-I have since re-worked the rhythm as I really didn't like how I did it here. But I'm home sick today and not in the voice for something fresh.
  11. A request for rain

    Actually, the farmers hereabouts are pretty good with their work. They do a lot of crop rotation, allowing the fields to rest a year or two, including letting the cattle onto it to eat the leftovers and provide more manure. MAny of them also do great at adding more nutrients than just NPK, (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), especially sine our area is naturally very deficient in copper and selenium. And where we have had fires, we've done some great replanting-recently i drove past an area that was burnt out about 15 years back, and today it has many trees 10-20 feet high and thick, but well-spaced, as well.
  12. Climate change

    Recently read an article on the melting of the so-called permafrost in the arctic, and how terrible it will be as new amounts of carbon are released into the atmosphere, frozen microbes will come to life and kill people, etc. As for the microbes, I suspect this area was frozen around the time of the flood, so any microbes probably aren't harmful. as for the carbon, well, consider this used to be a forested area, like the rest of the earth once was. There may yet be seed from that forest frozen there, which can revive and sprout and thrive, due to the extra carbon released. We may end up with an amazingly fertile area where there was once only ice. I think that's a positive thing. People living there are excited at the possibility of beginning to farm there. I think the benefits will far outweigh the negatives.
  13. A request for rain

    Yes we had a fire from a lightning strike, maybe 1/2 mile from our farm. praise God the wind was blowing it west, while we were north, but it still got pretty close. We were all loaded up, ready to release the animals and lead them to the lake about 1/2 mile the other way at the edge of our property, but the crews and the planes got it out before we had to. burned about 80-100 acres. But yes, fires everywhere, over 600,000 acres in Montana already, a real mess. I don't see these things as any kind of judgment by God, as some do-rather, I see part as the result of the wrong-headed environmentalists not allowing forests to be thinned and undergrowth to be cleaned out, making normal fires much worse, as well as people throwing cigarettes out of cars, and apparently one large fire from someone playing with fireworks. As for the storms, well, it IS storm season and the storms have overall been much less of late, so two storms seems so odd right now.
  14. The Biblical Tithe: Cash or Crops?

    And people sacrificed cattle before the law, as well. The tithing that Abraham did before the law was a voluntary thing, but the tithing we usually point to in scripture for use today is all of the law-had Abraham not given a tithe to Melchesidek, would he have been seen as 'robbing' God? No, he chose to give because he wanted to. Later, however, the Jews are told that they are robbing God of His tithe-thus, it was a mandatory giving of not money, but foodstuffs, even though people gave money for the use of the house of God at the same time, but always freewill offerings. So when a church teaches a tithe today, it is attaching a legality to it that doesn't exist in the churches today; nowhere can an idea of tithing be found anywhere in the New Testament, and in fact, we are specifically told that we don't give out of necessity. "But this I say, He wich soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." (2Cor 9:6,7) NOT of necessity. A tithe imples necessity, demand, law. And I have seen it practiced and taught as such before, many times, that our 10% tithe is expected, and anything about that is an offering. That isn't scripture.
  15. The Biblical Tithe: Cash or Crops?

    I didn't say YOU were silly, I said your assumption is silly, and you did, indeed, make the assumption, though it may not have been intentional, it is how it came across. You said "Don't you non-tithers see the absurdity of not tithing and giving to missions?" so you have said, in effect, if you don't believe in tithing, you don't give, (to you a tithe=giving), and we certainly don't give to missions. And that is completely incorrect, thus, it is silly. And it wasn't your analysis that was silly, it was your accusation that "non-tithers' don't give. Tithing is NOT the only means of giving, even in the OT, regardless of how you feel about it: there were freewill offerings of all sorts: the issue with the tith is that it was NOT freewill, it was mandatory-thus, you believe that tithing is a mandatory giving for all believers, but that is completely false, it is not to be found anywhere in New Testament scripture. And I don't speak this as a moderator, but as a member and a fellow believer. It just isn't there.