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About Ukulelemike

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  • Birthday November 11
  • 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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  • Gender Male
  • Location: NE California
  • Interests Preaching, drawing, singing, ukulele, goats, herpetoculturism.
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Crazy Week!   

    Thanks, all. She was very happy to be back in church after about three weeks where she just didn't have the strength. And of course, as my wife, its tough to come and be a pillar as a pastor to others when a part of yourself can't be there. Praise God though, through it all I didn't miss a service, and didn't have to neglect her.
    God is truly good.
  2. Ukulelemike added a topic in The Lounge   

    Crazy Week!
    What a week we've had.
      On Monday night, June 30, (my wife's birthday), I was woken up about midnight to her going in to use the restroom. Half-asleep, I watched as she walked unsteadily, stopped at the door to the hall, and fall face first to the ground. I jumped up and called to her, with no response. I lifted her partway and she said calmly, "I chipped a tooth, and I have to poop." (she actually lost the entire front tooth, which is good because its a clean loss, not broken). I helped her up and tried to get her to the bathroom, but she couldn't walk at all, she was totally limp, so I brought her back to the bed, laid some pads under her and told her to do what she needed, as I looked her over and kept her talking to figure out what had happened. Then she began to pour blood, from where I won't say, but the context should tell you. Lots of blood.
    I can't really recount my emotions at that point, it was more like, Just gotta figure out what's happening, and get some help, so I cleaned her up, got her dressed and called 911. Eventually, once I led them in, since we live in the boonies, they got her out, and took her about 3 miles to the small local airport, where she was taken by  helicopter to a Reno hospital.
    Long story short, she had a bleeding duodenum ulcer, about 3.5cm diameter, which had apparetly been bleeding a little and giving her some pain which had kept her pretty sick for a few weeks. We had been to the doctor a couple times but they never found anything, and she had begun to drink aloe vera juice because it eased the pain; problem is, apparently aloe vera is a blood thinner, so it heightened the bleeding and it all let loose at once after building up in her intestines.
    Well, we're home now-she got out Thurday night and we stayed a couple days in town with my parents to be near the hospital, just in case. And today, a good day to come home because it finally cooled off, we came home, and she is almost her old self.
    God is good. Had we not caused the horrible reaction from the aloe vera, she might have continued trying to treat an unknown pain and maybe had worse problems, so all things do work together for good to them that love the Lord.   Now I will be tryig to convince myself of that when the bills for the airlift and hospital stay arrive, since we had no insurance-she had to quit her job about a month ago due to the pain and I haven't been able to get it started with my work. But God is still good.
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  3. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic the Days of Creation   

    It is absolutely contextually in reference to our 24 hour day, because it is the first of seven days given in the context, the foundation upon which they are all based. Regardless of whether the light sources were made or not, the fact that God made the light, which He called day ad separated it from the dark, called Night, tells me that He set the boundaries for the days from the beginning. He didn't need a sun moon or stars yet. Also, in context, He made the plant life before He made the sun, by which the plants grow, and before the bugs, by which the plants are pollenated. So you are suggesting that the plants lived for, who knows HOW long before the sun was there to nourish them and the insects to cause them to reproduce? I am sorry that you can't wrap your head around a God that can created a 24hr day before He creates the sun and moon, but its what the Bible says He did, and I have no problem with it.
  4. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Divorce   

    You love him and he loves you...what's the problem? He's not a believer?
  5. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic U.S and the Prophets   

    Though not the first, nor possibly the last, America certainly shows similarities to Israel: greatly blessed of God at the start, in some cases virtually handed the land by God as He destroyed many of the inhabitants shortly before their arrival here; a desire to follow the Lord in what we did, and then, over time, slowly moving away as each man did according to his own heart. Now we are about where Israel was when the warnings began of coming judgment-though we are in a time of grace, yet judgment will come in God's time. 
  6. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Ye Chosen Seed of Israel's Race........   

    Or., it could be referring to both those redeemed of Israel AND the gentile nations?
  7. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic the Days of Creation   

    Old Pilgrim, again, you're trying to read too much into it. You say it CAN'T be a literal 14-hour, 7-day week. By what basis can you say that? The plain, clear reading insists it must be that.
    What was the light created on day 1? Was it the showing forth of God's light? Maybe, but I don't think so. What did we have present at that point? God, the earth, which was water, or at least, only water showing, and darkness. It has been shown that when water is subjected to certain sound waves, it will produce light. For all we know, the light came from the sound of God's voice, saying "Let there be light", causing the water to literally glow. For God to separate that light, from whatever source, from the dark, and create a day/night cycle, is not problem for a God who can do all else He does. He is a God of order, and the first order of business was to create the basis for time, to which all else of His physical creation would be subject. Not seeing the problem here.
    It really seems like you are fighting and struggling to find some other way to interpret the creation, as though because so many believe it to be literal and a young earth, somehow that means its wrong. Its so simple, so plainly written, that to deny it would mean to stretch.
    I have dealt at length with some gap theorists recently, and what I found to be their main focus was a re-interpretation of a single verse in Hebrews, and insistence that while they consider themselves KJV-only, yet ALL the English translations have gotten two tiny details in gen 1 wrong, and somehow, from these tiny, insignificant examples of what they claim to be wrong in translation, this proves that Lucifer ruled a pre-Adamic world for millions of years, and that his sin brought death into the world, not Adam's.  no real scriptural proof. And you provide no proof for your stand, you just seem like you just...don't want to accept it.
  8. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic There she goes/ Supreme Court ruling   

    Something I brought up in my sermon yesterday, is that, until fairly recently, even many non-Christians tended to have at least a sympathetic view of believers, particularly those being oppressed and persecuted. Just common decency. True, not all, but many.  But now, homosexuality has become the 'cool' thing: many youth play with it, declaring at 12 or 13 that they are gay or lesbian, (more the girls, I think, than the boys), its cool and trendy to 'be gay'. As such, with same-sex 'marriage' not all the rage, and everyone on Facebook changing their avatars to have rainbows on them, its not only trendy and cool, its seen as enlightened and possibly the next step in human evolution. So now, to be a Christians who stands against it, means you are standing against love, against progress, against enlightenment, against all supposed good things that will make society a better place, (they believe), so now, standing against, even persecuting Christians is going to be seen as a great help to society, which cant possibly soar with the majestic New Age eagles if they are being weighed down by the Neandertals (sic) who believe in creation, God, absolute truth and hell.  Who would have thought they could actually make persecution of Christians cool and trendy?  
    Also, prepare to see the new Popester begin a shift of official church position on same sex marriage. 
  9. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic [Video] Addams Family Spoof -The Homeschool Family   

    Brotherly kindness, now, folks. Right is right, wrong is wrong, but brotherly kindness in all-God has called us to peace.
  10. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic the Days of Creation   

    I think far too many way overthink this, trying to see in it what just isn't there.
    The Bible gives us the first day, which consisted of light and dark, and evening and a morning, the first day. That the word 'day', yom in the Hebrew, CAN refer to something other than a literal day, the fact that it is contextually tied to light and dark, and evening and morning, makes it very easily understandable as referring to a literal, 24 hour day, THE FIRST DAY. It could hardly be any plainer, except that man wants so badly to change what it plain. Like, oh, its just TOO plain. 
    So yes, I believe it can be dogmatically held to a literal 6-day, 24 hour interpretation. The very establishment of time, in hours, days, weeks, months and years is founded upon the six-day interpretation, otherwise it is all just man-made and really has no meaning, save for what we choose to make of it. Why do we have a 7-day week, 12 month year? Why not just cut it up some other way? Because its how God created it. 
    As for the vision of evening and morning, I suspect that refers literally to the times the vision was given, not reference to the content of the vision. 
  11. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic The Stars and Bars   

    I agree-we hold so dearly to the temporal symbols of this life and world, things that will really mean absolutely nothing in the world to come. When we stand and have judged what we built on the foundation of Jesus Christ, all the time wasted on temporal, worldly symbols will be burned away as wood, hay and stubble. Anything that can stand above our Christian faith and brotherhood should be done away with, at least in our hearts. I don't even like flags in our church, though being in a rented hall, we have no real choice.
    Just today as the Army depot where I work, I preached the quarterly prayer breakfast; they don't asked often, because I preach, I don't come in and give a feel good homily like most preachers at these things do. Today I preached on 2Chron 7, on praying for the nation, and laid out God's way that we must pray, if we would ask God to bless America. And really, we want God to bless America, but most aren't willing to ask in a way that God will answer. Its just a phrase that, by declaring it, we think it happens.
    I have respect for the American flag, for what it represents, and I treat it respectfully, because its not just cloth, its symbolic of what is good and right about America, or what was and should be. But in the end, America is just another nation that will fall and bow to the Lord Jesus Christ. My citizenship is Heaven first, and that flag is much better. 
  12. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic [Video] Addams Family Spoof -The Homeschool Family   

    Very cool-had to share on Facebook.
  13. Ukulelemike added an answer to a question God's House & dressing right   

    I saw a short video, which was just part of a video, so I don't know who or the circumstances around why this pastor did what he did, but there recently was a pastor of a contemporary church, who did the whole, dress in jeans and a t shirt, and prance around the stage, more like a motivational speaker than a pastor.
    For some reason, he was challenged to put on a suit and tie and preach behind a pulpit, while changing nothing else, so he did. One Sunday he gets up behind the pulpit, in a suit, and preached exactly the same message he preached, same doctrines, same style, but standing behind a pulpit. He said, that day, three deacons left the church, declaring he was preaching heresy, and a fourth left shortly thereafter, and many of his church left quickly, declaring him to have begun to preach false doctrines. Except nothing else had changed.
    The conclusion he came to was that before, they didn't see a preacher or pastor, one with authority, they saw one of them, a guy, a motivational speaker, making suggestions, which they could follow or not. Now he was a preacher, and has, in their eyes, authority, and when he spoke, they heard 'Thus saith the Lord', and their spirits balked against it. They wanted to feel good, not be led by an authority figure.
    So when we dress down, when we try to be a 'speaker' and not a preacher, we lose much. A suit and tie may not be a requirement, but even Jesus wore an outfit recognized by the rough Roman soldiers as being so nice they didn't want to tear it up, and instead cast lots for it. Kind of the suit and tie version of a robe? 
  14. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Holman KJV Bible   

    On Ebay yesterday I came across one of his books, called Hymns to the Gods, which included hymns and poems to such pagan gods as Jupiter. He was definitely not a believer in Christ as his Saviour, though many claim masonry to be Christian. Its actually Luciferian, but one doesn't find that out until reaching the 30th degree.
  15. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Holman KJV Bible   

    Might be worth keeping as an oddity. I suspect not too many Masonic items make it out to the general public. I have tried to get the masonic writings of Albert Pike, but can never seem to succeed on Ebay. I suspect they try to keep them out of people's hands.