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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 want a family of my own   

    Welcome, Natalia. So, can you tell us about your salvation experience? 
    As for seeking a godly husband, first I recommend you reject the dating sites-they are junk and its a worldly way to meet a spouse. Are you in a good church? That is where I would begin my search-get involved in your church and wait for the Lord to bring someone to you. I met my wife in my church, in a little town of 800 people.
  2. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic What is the real crisis in the E.U. and who is behind it all?   

    **Simple: people are scared to death to be called 'conspiracy theorists', so they don't dare admit what their eyes tell them is the truth. Even I, who know what's going on, in my heart, I have a hard time really accepting it, that MY OWN GOVERNMENT has gone so bad, so completely EVIL, as to work against their own country, and that those who claim to be of the opposite thought, refuse to do a thing about it, for fear of being called names. This is why Trump is so popular today-he isn't afraid to be called names, or to call manes right back. He may not be right, and he may not be the right candidate, but people are so sick of wimpy conservatives that anyone bold will do.
  3. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Whats for Supper...   

    Think probably a cheeseburger. My wife made me two double cheeseburgers, but it was WAY too much and I went to bed uncomfortable. So maybe one tonight. Maybe with some chips on the side.
  4. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic family trip   

    Prayed. have a good time!
  5. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Prayer for my Father   

    Thanks you again to all the prayers offered up for our family. An update:
        I put out today for some more prayer to some friends concerning getting my mother to Louisiana. After about 1/2 hour, a dear friend emailed me back and told me he had sent all we needed, plus another $500, to our account. Bless God, that's a big hurdle cleared!  Thanks again for all the prayers and care.
  6. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Whale fossil recently found on a mountain in Califorinia...and the spin begins.   

    I actually tried an experiment in fossilization, as I have heard, under the rich conditions, it doesn't really take too long.
    About 7 years back I had a big goat buck die suddenly. So I quickly dig a hole right where he was and poured a bunch of water into it, so it was all mud. And we have a lot of minerals in our soil, which will help. The I pushed the buck in so he was in the mud, then poured water, sand and mud over him for a few feet, so he was completely encased in mud for a couple feet, then buried him the rest of the way. I did this in the buck pen so the other bucks could walk over the spot and really pack it down. Now, we wait. I haven't decided how long I need to wait, but eventually I will dig him up and see if any fossilization occurred.
  7. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic After the Tribulation   

    Anyways, it's not my intention to fight, understand. I don't see this as such a huge issue it needs to be fought over. However, since we are having a nice and respectful conversation on it, I do enjoy that. So thanks for the exercise. I don't expect to change your mind, and since I am coming from a position where I WAS there, so far I haven't heard too many arguments that I wasn't persuaded away from. But I also leave room to know that I am FAR from perfect in my knowledge, and personally, if things come down in our lifetimes, I'd much prefer to be wrong if it meant missing the whole mess.
  8. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic Whale fossil recently found on a mountain in Califorinia...and the spin begins.   

    Indeed, John-They see: Whale fossil on mountain. They immediately think, 'How can we explain how it got here by purely natural means?' There is no consideration of any other possibility. Of course, I'd say that's the same with a dyed in the wool creationist as well. we see the fossils and say "Flood, probably". BUt many scientists became creationists because they saw how silly many of their ideas were, how impossible by evolutionary and naturalistic means things could be as they are, and saw a perfect fit in the biblical account. 
  9. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic After the Tribulation   

    I don't like Scofield, primarily because he promoted the Gap Theory, which I don't see as having any sort of biblical basis.  But that's a whole different kettle of fish.
    Alan, I ask you to take it easy in your remarks of accusing another of being blind or anti-Semitic or conceited, et al. If you want to hash something out with him, do it privately-in the forums we seek to keep even our disagreements civil-you've been around long enough to know how quickly things can get out of hand.  Thank you.
  10. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic After the Tribulation   

    There are a couple reasons I will respectfully disagree.
    1: Different things are described as being taken, in different terms. 
    2: the term "Ripe" in the two contexts are from two different Greek words, one of which can NOT refer to the grapes.
    (I know everyone hates going to the 'Greek', but it CAN be helpful at times.) Notice how the two items being reaped are described:
          Rev 14:15,16"And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped." 
         Rev 14:18,19 "And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."
      Okay, in 15 & 16, we see the "harvest" of the earth was 'ripe", and it was 'reaped".    In 18&19, we see it is "grapes" he is to "gather" the "cluster on the vine", because the "grapes are fully ripe"   first, a reaping of the harvest which was ripe, (and for those unfamiliar with farm work, to 'reap' means to both cut and gather up the harvest), and we have a gathering in of the cluster of the vine. There is a difference at play here, and the terminology declares it, as does the different meanings of the word "ripe' in both contexts.
    Again, I know we declare we don't need the Greek, but as has been discussed in other posts, it can be a help sometimes. They were both translated as "ripe" and I don't dispute that, BUT the way they the ripeness is defined is telling.  In the first case, it is the Greek word "xērainō", which means, per Strong's:
    to make dry, dry up, wither
    to become dry, to be dry, be withered a: of plants;  b. of the ripening of crops;  c. of fluid;  d.of the members of the body.So, it DOES mean ripe, but specifically dried, like ripe crops. Like wheat. And remember how God's people are described in Matthew? As wheat, as opposed to chaff? When wheat is ripe, it is known to be so because it dries up and turns brown and hard.   So first, a ripe, dry harvest.    Then, the word ripe in 18 is the Greek "akmazō" meaning, in Strong's, To flourish, to come to maturity. This is the only time it is used in scripture, by the way.
    SO we have a REAPING of a RIPE, DRY product, BY Jesus Christ, with no word of what He does with it, THEN we have a GATHERING of the RIPE, FLOURISHING GRAPE VINE, (not very dry, I think), which is gathered by an angel, and then cast into the winepress of God's wrath, so clearly, these represent the lost.  Very clearly two different events, close in time, one after the other, but two different people, one reaps something dry, one gathers grapes from the vine.
    This fits perfectly with they way I understand it to be: Jesus has just gathered his people, like wheat, (Matt 13), the so-called rapture, and the lost are represented by the grapes, which begins the falling of God's wrath. 
  11. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic HELP! - Early Church beliefs on Salvation   

    The red dots indicate godly movements, the black, those of man.
  12. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic I'm going to have fun in this class   

    What the first church in Jerusalem did was a matter on need in the immediate context. 3,000 had just been saved, many of them from other nations, and now they were staying in Jerusalem to learn. So a whole bunch of people with nothing needed to be cared for. Thus, the believers who could help, did so. This was not to be the permanent arrangement, however, in that Jesus had told them they would be witnesses in all the earth-so the intention was for them to learn, then move about and spread the gospel all over. So it was for then. Many others like to point to the first church and say THIS is how we should be living now, it was the arrangement the Lord intended, but in spreading out, we somehow lost something. No, the spread was commanded, such that, because they initially didn't, the Lord sent a persecution against them in Jerusalem to cause them to flee, and thus, the word was spread.
  13. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic HELP! - Early Church beliefs on Salvation   

    There is an excellent book called the Trail of Blood, a short history of the Baptists. Included in the book is a timeline that outlines the true churches and their beginnings from the false churches.

  14. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic After the Tribulation   

    This is referencing His return for His people, the same thing referenced in 1Thes 4, the rapture. See, the Thessalonian church was afraid the rapture had already occurred and the tribulation had begun, but Paul first assured them of the reality of the rapture, then told them they didn't need to fear, because, though His coming would be as a thief, they would not be caught unawares because they were children of the day-they KNEW He was coming. If it is referencing His return at the end of the tribulation as King, (Rev 19), then there's no point mentioning it because in that case, whether pre-trib or pre-wrath, we will already be with Him and return with Him in glory. So it makes no sense to tell them that they won't be caught unaware, because they, we, will be WITH Him when He returns. We will return with Him.
  15. Ukulelemike added a post in a topic After the Tribulation   

    1Thes 5: "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
    Clearly, it is absolutely scriptural. We are not children of darkness, but of light.
    As for pre-trib 'experts', no, they actually read a lot into things that aren't there. For instance, time and again I read how 1Thes 4 is 'proof' for a pre-trib rapture, and I say, No, it is proof of a rapture-but nothing about timing. I see Rev 14 ignored time and again, while it is the ONLY clear scripture that shows Jesus actually reaping from the earth.
    As for the seals, these are not events in the timeline, as it were, but more of a preview of coming attractions, unless there is a wrath poured out at the beginning, and one at the end-two wraths? No, I believe the seals are an overview of what is about to happen, and the events actually begin at the trumpets.