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Pastor Scott Markle

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About Pastor Scott Markle

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  • Birthday 08/13/1971

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    Melvin, MI
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    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 three books and a three booklets, as well as to produce a line of Scripture memory cards, which all can be purchased at my website: www.shepherdingtheflock.com. In addition, I maintain a monthly Bible study blog at that website.

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  1. Does 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 teach the sign gifts have ceased?

    Brother Jordan, At the present I am still planning, as time will permit, to respond unto your original posting (as per your private request). However, at present I am not planning to deal with the "can" or the "worms" that have already occurred.
  2. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    No problem. I was seeking to present a fact with neutrality, although I myself was not and am not neutral about that fact. Was seeking for people to think about the matter -- IF the Book of Enoch is an original source, or is one of the original sources, for a given position, what does that indicate about that given position?
  3. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Oh, Brother Kurecki, I myself do NOT give the Book of Enoch any favorable weight at all. If anything, this particular "evidence" for one side of the debate actually influences my perspective more negatively against that side.
  4. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Well hey, I just learned today that the Book of Enoch provides strong statements concerning the idea that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 were indeed unrighteous angelic beings. I wonder if that influences anyone's beliefs one way or the other on this matter.
  5. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Sure, Aaron, I would think that you could cut and paste the question here - if it relates to the subject at hand.
  6. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Brother Weary Warrior, I "liked" your posting above especially for this comment of conclusion. Such we certainly need. Now, I will acknowledge (as per your "shallow" Bible study comment in an even earlier posting) that I have engaged in very little actual Bible study IN THIS THREAD discussion on the subject. However, it is rare for anyone to accuse me of shallow Bible study in my actual, personal studies. In fact, when I actually post my studies, it is much more often for others to accuse me of being too detailed, too thorough, too extensive, too educated, too informational, etc. However, as far as actually engaging with such detail and depth in this actual thread discussion, I simply am not certain that I have the time do so adequately.
  7. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Sorry, I messed up on the post above. Agreed. Agreed. Agreed. And that relationship is grammatically indicated by the phrase, "and also after that." Disagreed. "After that" certainly CAN mean "at a later time," it is just necessary to understand what is the correct antecedent for the pronoun "that" in order to understand correctly "after" (at a later time than) WHAT. Actually, the phrase "and also after that" precisely communicates two connection to the statement before it. First, the phrase "and also" indicates that the following information occurred in addition to the preceding information ALSO during the same general time period "in those days." Second, the phrase "after that" indicates that the event of following information occurred AFTER the event of the preceding information ALSO within that same general time period of "those days." As such, the event of the following information CANNOT be the cause for the event of the preceding information. It is grammatically possible that the event of the preceding information MAY have been the cause of the event of the following information, but it is NOT grammatically possible for the event of the following information to be the cause for the event of the preceding information. Indeed, even your claim for "after that" to mean "as a result of" or "because of" indicates the ORDER of the events -- first, the event of the giants, second, the event of the mighty men.
  8. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

  9. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Well, dear brother, I for one CANNOT forgive your audacity in "re-wording Scripture." Furthermore, the entire rest of your argument thereafter is founded upon your willingness to so reword Scripture. As such, I am compelled to reject it.
  10. Saved in 3 tenses?

    Sister Rose, I certainly understood that you were not being rude, and that you were only seeking to clear up some confusion. As far as the time and efforts spent in order to answer your questions (even if they may be "a lot"), in many ways teaching God's truth and answering spiritual questions is the very calling of the Lord our God upon my life. In many ways such is the very reason that I exist upon this earth. As long as I can find the time and ability, I shall ever be glad to help in this manner.
  11. Saved in 3 tenses?

    Sister Rose, I praise the Lord that He has used my for your help and edification. Concerning your question concerning the Old Testament, I believe that I am scheduled to handle the parable of the prodigal son next. Then we can move to your question concerning the Old Testament. Now, early in this thread discussion, I presented a posting concerning the teaching of eternal security from John 6:35-40 and its application unto you personally. It was at that point wherein you presented the article as casting some doubt that John 6:35-40 actually teaches the doctrine of eternal security. Having now given my thorough review of that article, wherein I demonstrated various errors in that article, I wish to repeat my posting from John 6:35-40 for the encouragement of your assurance in your own eternal security, as follows:
  12. Saved in 3 tenses?

    Sister Rose, First, Brother Kurecki is a friend of mine. Second, what he presented was NOT intended to contradict my explanation, but was intended as a further help to it. It is always difficult when an article includes Greek or Hebrew information. I myself have some training in those languages, and can usually follow what is going on, as well as wherein errors might be being made. However, it is difficult to then explain this information unto an audience that may have little or no understanding of those Languages.
  13. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Brother Wretched, That was certainly an interesting thought. It is a completely new thought for me, since I had never encountered it before. Thus I have indeed given it some thoughtful consideration. At the present time, however, I would lean away from that understanding, since everything else within the immediate context of Genesis 6:1-4 seems to be focused upon mankind, not animal kind.
  14. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    Based upon the grammatical construction of Genesis 6:4, I am convinced that the giants and the mighty men are NOT the same group of people.
  15. Who are the “sons of God” in Genesis 6?

    I have full assurance of conviction that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 are NOT angelic beings.