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  1. If you prefer downloads (pdf, mobi, epub) please visit this page: https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/what_about_steven_anderson.php
  2. Exclusively "Local Church Only"

    Agree... I confess I am very opinionated on the subject because I was a member of a church that was pretty "normal" (please just accept that term) then the pastor made a very sharp turn suddenly to being "Local Church Only" in the extreme. And you will just have to trust me that it was extreme. And please do trust that I know what the Bible teaches about the church (the pillar and ground of the truth), but I do believe that people can sit at home, read their Bible, and be taught truth by the Holy Spirit. Not everything HAS to occur in the church setting.... You doing OK Bro. Jim? Been a while since we've talked. I'm very very busy and I find it difficult to post on the forum but I do watch..... :)
  3. Exclusively "Local Church Only"

    I did say "It would really be nice to have all this work in the local church".... I agree with you that God's plan for this time is to work through the local church. My point was merely that God, can, however, work in other ways should He so choose. I personally believe He could raise up a group of people to properly establish (plant) a church. But the group I refer to say "No, only another church can plant a church. Only a church has the authority." But I say, God has the ultimate authority and if He wants to raise up a church to answer the prayer of a group of fervently praying people so they can establish a Biblical church then He can do that. The group I refer to would say no. If it doesn't come from a local church it has no authority and is illegitimate. I had someone tell me once that all truth comes through the local church and he said that people studying on their own outside of the church was "dangerous." That scares me.
  4. Billy Graham

    Well, I think anyone would agree that we all rejoice about the "good" done in his ministry... In my mind that is a given... But his teaching has not changed. False doctrine is to be rebuked. If I spouted false doctrine here you would rebuke me... you wouldn't ask how many people have been saved as a result of my preaching Christ. And then, even at that, you'd have to decide how many "salvations" it takes to "qualify" for non-rebuke. We have too many compromising pragmatists!
  5. Billy Graham

    And why is a preacher responsible for only the words he speaks in the pulpit?
  6. Billy Graham

    John, since it seems that there is no reason to believe what anyone says you might as well not reply to posts as I have no reason to believe that you believe what you say. Have a good day my friend.
  7. Billy Graham

    Below is from the book two posts above. That is not compromise? If not... please tell me what it is. That is merely one example of many many many. In 1993, Graham repeated this doctrine in an interview with David Frost. “And I think there is that hunger for God and people are living as best they know how according to the light that they have. Well, I think they’re in a separate category than people like Hitler and people who have just defied God, and shaken their fists at God. … I would say that God, being a God of mercy, we have to rest it right there, and say that God is a God of mercy and love, and how it happens, we don’t know” (The Charlotte Observer, Feb. 16, 1993).
  8. Billy Graham

    Other plain facts.. People Have Been led, Are Being led, and Will Be led into ecumenism by Billy Grahams own ecumenism... That is also fact. Ditto on his False Gospel teaching also...
  9. Billy Graham

    Free eBook... Billy Graham's Sad Disobedience.... available in pdf, mobi (Kindle) and ePub formats. Web page: https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/billy_grahams_disobedience.php Direct pdf link: http://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/downloads/Billy_Grahams_Sad_Disobedience.pdf
  10. Please give the benefit of doubt here. They are most likely saying that they are keeping the lost low so that you may buy for yourself to give away. "Our Booklets are desinged to give away" they say.... not for them to give away to you. They say as much as 50% off (at quantities) so that makes less than a dollar each. You can't print much these days for less. I'm a little sensitive about this because I know for a fact that some ministries price and sell items below their cost (to produce them) just to get the info out there, yet some people still think they should give the stuff away for free. I know a ministry that produces a book for new believers and sells it for cost. Why? The author wants people to have and read the book. Yet, people often complain when it is excluded from site wide sales. So please don't be bugged.... give them the benefit of the doubt unless facts prove otherwise... (I don't know them personally... I'm just sayin'....)
  11. Paul Chappell - Hello world!

    Perhaps his staff made a mistake when testing something new.... Some people don't realize some services are setup to generate automatic RSS...
  12. Abram's Obedience Test

    All link you to the original, this one at ICR.org. The report from this feed was written by Henry Morris III. The only ones that are "broken" (Link doesn't work) seem to always come from Lighthouse Trails Research and you can most usually find the report there with a simple search. Or better yet... you can subscribe to their RSS with your own Reader and everything will work (at least it does for me). RSS is a great tool for keeping up....
  13. There is a what could be called a "Local Church Only" view amongst some churches/pastors. (I welcome better terminology here if it exists.) Make no mistake, I am a local church. I believe all the "widely accepted" things the Bible teaches on the local church (1Ti 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.) I know some who take "Local Church" to a higher degree, so to speak (again, I welcome better terminology.) Typical teaching for these would be: - ALL truth is found ONLY in the local church (thus, the local church is the ONLY legitimate teacher of Scripture) - No education is to occur outside their own local church. (Members cannot attend any educational system even of another like minded local church. - Baptism is done under the authority of EACH local church (re-baptize upon membership change.) - All missionaries should be trained and sent from their local church. - A new church can only be "birthed" by a "mother" church, yet, I've been told "first hand" by some who teach this that they don't believe a church needs to be able to "trace" its history from church to churc. This seems contradictory to me. I am not asking for debate. My interest is in learning more about how "widespread" this teaching is, and, having a general open discussion. I feel stronger about some of these concepts than others. Some are easier to consider than others (based on scripture.) It would really be nice to have all this work in the local church... but I'm thinking of the difficulty of a local church of a dozen people sending out a missionaries and or training any young person. Not every church can have a Bible Institute, etc. Discussion?