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  • Birthday 08/14/1963

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  1. wretched added an answer to a question: Determinism   

    ​But they started it.......
    Just kidding brother and you are right, it is so easy to get pulled into these rabbit trails
  2. wretched added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    Very well articulated Sir, thanks
  3. wretched added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    ​I think you may be confused John. There is a difference between members of a solid fundamental soulwinning church with real soulwinning ministries having a twisted confused view and the "church" itself which preaches calvinism. That is why I would like to see the website. I want someone to prove to me that there is a real soulwinning church with the ministries you mention on their website (which all of them do who have these ministries) but also demonstrate a tulip view in their statement of beliefs (which will be on their website). What church with more than 50 people in it would not have a website of some sort in this day and age. Websites are cheap enough for practically anyone to have one.
    You may find a Gospel explanation on their website but that is hardly soulwinning. They think God will mystically lead the elect to their website because they are predestined (not a soulwinning church). You won't find soulwinning visitation, bus ministries, jail and old folks ministries, handicapped and poor ministries.
    My experience is you cannot produce it because that church doesn't exist. IE, you may have met a confused member or two but their Pastor will not support tulip.
    Tulip and real Bible soulwinning never coexist. BTW, Missionaries hardly count the same John, every single cult and false religion has missionaries to spread their filth. Just because they support missions leads one to ask "what kind of missionaries?"
  4. wretched added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    Please post the name and website to this so called soulwinning Calvinist church in your area. In the DC Baltimore area there are plenty of lazy Calvinist groups none of which (and I mean zero) believe in nor do any soulwinning.  Come to think of it, I have never seen one anywhere in the country or the world. You may have the only one where you are so I would love to check them out. If the website demonstrates a soulwinning emphasis at the same time a twisted stance of predestination and election then I will apologize for missing this one and only soulwinning calvinist group in existence.
  5. wretched added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    ​The Lord commanded all believers to go forth and spread the Gospel. Every single born again believer is obligated to do this. It is the only work that pleases God.
    Satan's TULIP was given to lazy and scared men to alleviate their responsibility to do this. Followers of this grossly false satanic idea are therefore useless to God.
    If believers do not go then the lost will not hear, if the lost do not hear, they cannot be saved. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
    God gave all believers the task of spread the Gospel, we spread it and the Spirit will do the rest. There is no other mystical way for man to be saved, it is teamwork between us and the Spirit.
    You go right ahead and keep consoling your sorry selves with this made up TULIP but all you are committing with it is sin.
  6. wretched added a post in a topic: Reverend?   

    ​Agreed, it is offensive. Reverend is a term synonomus with charlatan in the US. It is a worldly religious term invented by that old devil himself. Only religious hirlings apply that term to themselves, similar to priests and "fathers" of popery. Noone truly called of God.
    I call noone good either. We seriously misuse that word if you apply it to any person.
  7. wretched added a post in a topic: Silly Women   

    Bro Mike: That lady you reference does have a legitimate point. Take a look at the passage again carefully in context and go at least one verse past where people normally stop.
    ICor 11:16 "But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God"
    As we men sometimes complain about the clean cut american business culture look as being unScripural but preached about as if a fundamental doctrine, the same applies here. The context is referring to customs and not sin, in fact, it basically gives two options for either sex (bald or long and flowing) seemingly no inbetween. In addition the context reads as if it is dismissive and unimportant regardless how either sex wears their hair.
    Strange that in my experience the woman preachers of the snake oil charismatics all seem to have long flowing hair while the women I see in fundamental churches wear a variety of styles many that could be thought of as short (relatively speaking anyway).
  8. wretched added a post in a topic: Silly Women   

    ​They do that here also!
  9. wretched added a post in a topic: Comment On Current Debate   

    ​Not sure of your points in any of this post friend but thanks for quoting me anyway. The last lines of your post however were simply Markle's refute of the unverified, unreliable reliance preterism has on man's written account of history. No, he certainly does not buy into preterism in any form or fraction of it from what I can tell.
  10. wretched added a post in a topic: Comment On Current Debate   

    Good point Alimantado. I would interject faith in God that His Word is written for all do understand it in context from beginning to end. However the more complex doctrines require grammatical mastery or we run into issues like this.
    Faith is the key. If we believe it is true our only hope to understand it all is mastery of the grammar, word usage and definition after we are born again. The Word makes no reference or footnotes to any "mans" history or books. It is completely independent of all other written materials.
    It stands alone. The problems like preterism are based on misunderstanding of grammatical context and the interjection of 'man's' written perversion of history to prove a false idea.
    I have seen 'mens' interpretation and recording of historical facts throughout my lifetime and of hundreds of example, nothing written soon after those events came close to true in the details. However, God's Word is absolute truth in every jot and tittle.  The original conjurers of preterism placed equal weight of fact on these perverted written records as they do Scripture.
    And lets face it, no one enjoys being wrong especially when they fall on their swords blindly in the defense of a false idea.
  11. wretched added a post in a topic: Comment On Current Debate   

    The Spirit will never change the meaning of English grammatic context to match a reader's inability to comprehend. God has appointed teachers, preachers to instruct those who cannot.
    The Spirit will never change a "yes" to a "no" or a "have" to a "have not" just because we want Him to match a preconceived notion we have bought into. This is the true meaning of "private interpretation". Understand it as it is written or seek the counsel of those that can. Nowhere does God say He will teach us how to read.
    Do not run off with notions invented by those who should have sought a teacher but insisted in the flesh to be someone who understands "differently"
    Seems every tom, dick and harry wants to pronounce themselves as teachers and prophets and preachers when they have no business doing so. Chief of the boat hit the nails on every head in his last post. VERY few are given by God as Pastors, prophets or teachers.
    If you can't figure out what it says yourself, why on earth would you think God wants you to teach it?
  12. wretched added a post in a topic: Comment On Current Debate   

    I have said it before more than once that the entire idea of preterism is based on a lack of reading comprehension.
  13. wretched added a post in a topic: In a Dilemma   

    Recipe for disaster i suspect. In all relationships, the one who shows the least interest is always in control. Even in this post women's lib culture, when women chase men the men tend to start running away faster.
    Back off and let him come to you. If he doesn't then you have your answer. Might seem a hard idea now but will save you pain later.
  14. wretched added a post in a topic: Prayer for me please   

    Safe and fruitful journey brother Jim.
  15. wretched added a post in a topic: Concerning "The Most High" in Daniel 9:24   

    More proof positive that the KJ english context beats the greek guessicon every single time..