Pastor Scott Markle

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About Pastor Scott Markle

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  • Birthday 08/13/1971

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  • Website URL http://www.shepherdingtheflock.com

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  • Location: Melvin, MI
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  • Bio My name is Scott Markle, and I have served the Lord my God and Savior in pastoral ministry since 1992. I have served as the pastor of Melvin Baptist Church, a small country church in the Thumb area of Michigan, since 1998. I have been joyfully married to my beloved wife Kerry since 1993; and we have been blessed of the Lord with two sons, Padraic and Westley.

    My life-verses are Philippians 3:8 and John 15:4-5. "Yea, doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ." "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in, and I in him, the same bringeth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." The burden of my life is to pursue "the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord" and to walk daily abiding in Christ, and Christ in me.

    Concerning all my ministry, it is the burden of my heart to exalt, not myself, but the name of Jesus Christ and the truth of God's Word. It is my burden that Christ must increase, while I must decrease. Therefore, I maintain the policy that my name, as the author of a book, must remain smaller, while the phrase, "For the Glory of the Lord," must stand larger above it. Thus far the Lord our God has graciously allowed me to self-publish two books which can be purchased at my website: "God's Wisdom for Marriage & The Home" and "The Spirit of Revival: A Contrite and Humble Spirit." In addition, I maintain a daily (Monday-Friday) Bible study blog at that website.

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  1. Bible College Fundraiser

    And I do also look forward to seeing you. I am hoping that they will allow me to set up my book table again this year.  If so, you would be able to find me there.
  2. Bible College Fundraiser

    Brother Jordan, I would certainly be willing to come if I received another invite; however, another invite has not been presented.  They probably are hesitant due to the 4.25 hr. distance. On the other hand, at present I AM planning to attend the preaching conference in April.
  3. Bible College Fundraiser

    Brother Jordan, 1.  Can I donate through a phone call to the college? 2.  Would you rather a donation to your bill directly, or a donate to the Volleyball Marathon? (Note: I am considering a $50 donation.)
  4. Bible College Fundraiser

    Jordan, Could you explain what the Volleyball Marathon is about and what the fund raiser is for? I am considering a donate for your sake, but I would desire more information before doing so.
  5. The Kingdom

    Brother "Old-Pilgrim," (If you were to provide your given name, I would use it out of respect for you.) Actually, your position is NOT a valid possibility because the Hebrew grammar will NOT allow for it.  In the Hebrew the adverb that is translated "after that" is DIRECTLY connected to the which FOLLOWS, not to that which precedes.  The King James translators understood this; therefore, they included the semicolon between the word "days" and the word "and" in order to signal this unto the English reader, thereby revealing the end of the first independent clause and the beginning of the second independent clause.  As such, the phrase "after that" is not a modifier that is connected to the first independent clause, but is certainly a modifier that is connected to the second independent clause -- "And also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."  Furthermore, the conclusion of the second independent clause actually DOES reveal the nature of the offspring for "the sons of God" and "the daughters of men."  Indeed, it reveals that their offspring were MEN, indicating that their children "became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."  Yes, they became "mighty men," "men of renown;" yet they were still MEN, not some angel-man hybrid. Even so, as I said before, so say I now again -- It is grammatically invalid to claim from Genesis 6:4 that the “giants” (“n’philiym”) were the offspring of “the sons of God” and “the daughters of men.”
  6. "Mark Them"

    Acts 15:1-2 -- "And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.  When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question." Questions #1 -- In the activity of "no small [that is - a quite large and intense] dissension and disputation," were Paul and Barnabas committing a sin against the Lord God by engaging in this activity? Question #2 -- In the activity of "no small dissension and disputation," were Paul and Barnabas acting contrary to the Lord God's commands of godly love and kindness? Question #3 -- If Paul and Barnabas were not committing a sin against the Lord God by engaging in this activity of "no small dissension and disputation," is this activity one of those in which we are to be following after the apostle Paul's example?
  7. The Forum of brotherly/sisterly love

    Interesting. In the original post of this thread, there was a section which indicated, based upon a specific portion of Scripture (2 John 1:10-11), that there WOULD be at least one doctrinal realm wherein a firm confrontation might be appropriate.  That portion of the original post was as follows: In this posting I quoted a portion of Scripture, and I asked a series of questions.  I made NO accusations.  I specified NO person's name.  I made NO snide remarks.  I employed NO "name-calling."  Yet that posting, containing ONLY a portion of Scripture and series of questions, seems to have created offense and to have moved someone to feel that I was being unkind and unloving. I say again - Interesting.
  8. A Forum Bible Study On 2 & 3 John

    First, I wish to thank Brother Middlebrooks for his contribution to this Bible study question. Second, I wish to present my contribution thereto, as follows: 1.  It is interesting to me that both of the epistles are structured in a similar fashion -- (1) That both begin with an expanded salutation, wherein John closely units the importance of godly love and Biblical truth, (2) That both proceed with two parts to the main message, wherein the first part focuses upon the spiritual positive of godly love for the sake of the truth, and wherein the second part contrasts with the first by presenting a warning against the evils of falsehood (either in doctrine or in practice), (3) That both end with an expression of desire to visit and to "speak face to face." 2.  It is interesting to me that both of the epistles are written to individual believers, not to an entire church, or even to specific church leadership, with 2 John being written to a believing lady (and her children) and with 3 John being written to a believing man.  This appears to emphasize the importance of spiritual character in and of spiritual edification for individual believers, including both women and men. 3.  It is interesting to me how the first half of both epistles emphasizes the tightly joined unity between a walk in Biblical truth and in godly love, thereby revealing that these two spiritually positive characteristics are NOT in contradiction or even competition with one another. 4.  It is interesting to me how the second half of both epistles then emphasizes the importance of separation from falsehood (in either doctrine or practice), thereby revealing that a correct walk in Biblical truth and godly love does NOT contradict Biblical separation, but establishes a spiritual foundation for Biblical separation. __________________________________________________ It is my intention to give a few more days for contributions to the above study question, then to present the next set of Bible study questions on either Thursday or Friday (as the Lord permits).  With the next set of study questions, we will be starting to consider the doctrinal and edificational details of 2 John, section by section and sentence by sentence.
  9. The Forum of brotherly/sisterly love

    In addition, we must also consider the following: Galatians 1:6-9 -- "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Note #1 -- Would some view it as unkind and unloving if we refused to allow someone entrance into our house and even refused to bid them to have a good day?  Would some view it as unkind and unloving if we publicly indicated that someone was accursed?  Would it actually be Biblically unkind and unloving to do these things in obedience unto 2 John 1:10-11 & Galatians 1:6-9. Note #2 -- Have there been any members on this forum who have lately been teaching the doctrine that there is more than one gospel?
  10. The Kingdom

    Brother Young, I thank you for your answer; however, I am still a "little" uncertain of your position.  I know that this may appear to be a repetition of the question that you just answered.  Yet I would ask specifically concerning regeneration for Old Testament believers -- Do you believe, specifically, that Biblical regeneration occurred for Old Testament believers?  Some believe that eternal justification and eternal salvation occurred for Old Testament believers, but that Biblical regeneration itself did not.  Since your answer specified that "salvation is obtained the same way in every age," that is -- "by faith in Christ, the Son of God," I am still a little uncertain of your position specifically concerning regeneration for Old Testament believers. I pray that you will not view me as an annoyance for repeating my question.  I pray that you may understand the reason for my repetition.
  11. Ambassadors for Christ (our "job description")

    Galatians 1:6-9 -- "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Note: I wonder -- Is it unkind and unloving to indicate publicly that some individuals should be viewed as accursed?)
  12. IN THE BEGINNING

    Brother David, I understand, and thank you for the gracious conversation.
  13. IN THE BEGINNING

    1.  First, I would contend that most of the descriptions concerning "the king of Tyrus" could ONLY be true for an angelic being.  Furthermore, I would contend that, yes, Satan does engage in merchandizing and trafficking upon the earth; for he seeks to trade (deceitful) promises for service unto him and unto his ways. 2.  Although the terms "prince" and "king" CAN be used interchangeably, it is NOT NECESSARY that they be used interchangeably; for they also CAN be used to designate and signal two different individuals. 3.  MAYBE because (conjecture due to lack of Biblical information) Satan was serving as the angelic influence (unrighteous) behind the government and society of Tyrus at that time (similar to the unrighteous angelic being who was designated as "the prince of the kingdom of Persia" in Daniel 10:13).
  14. IN THE BEGINNING

    Brother David, Although Ezekiel 28:1-10 concerning "the prince of Tyrus," as per verse 2, who is indeed referenced as "a man." Ezekiel 28:11 begins a lamentation against "the king of Tyrus," who was referenced as "the anointed cherub" in verse 14, who was referenced in verse 15 as an individual who was created "perfect" in his way "till iniquity was found" in him  (which, for humans, could only be said of Adam and Eve), and who was referenced as the "covering cherub" in verse 16.  It appears to me that Ezekiel 28:1-10 & Ezekiel 28:11-19 concern two different individuals.
  15. IN THE BEGINNING

    Brother David, In your studies have you then found another Biblical usage of the word "cherub" wherein it certainly refers to a human individual, and not to an angelic being?  If so, what passage?