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    1611mac got a reaction from Alan in E-book "What About Steve anderson?' by David Cloud   
    If you prefer downloads (pdf, mobi, epub) please visit this page: 
    https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/what_about_steven_anderson.php
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    1611mac got a reaction from Alan in E-book "What About Steve anderson?' by David Cloud   
    If you prefer downloads (pdf, mobi, epub) please visit this page: 
    https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/what_about_steven_anderson.php
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    1611mac got a reaction from Alan in E-book "What About Steve anderson?' by David Cloud   
    If you prefer downloads (pdf, mobi, epub) please visit this page: 
    https://www.wayoflife.org/free_ebooks/what_about_steven_anderson.php
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    1611mac got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Have you heard this statement?   
    RE: The Gospel is like a firework....
    Ah, there is a 4th of July sermon (for those in the U.S.) there somewhere!
    - The Gospel shatters unbelief.
    - The Gospel explodes when lit (revival)
    - The Gospel lights up the darkness
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    1611mac got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Have you heard this statement?   
    It only takes one drug crazed person and one tick of the clock....   but you are right, the dogs have been worse than the people to date...:)
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    1611mac got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Have you heard this statement?   
    RE: Some may shoot you
    Ha... That is why I carry when I go door to door...  (legally)
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    1611mac got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Have you heard this statement?   
    I go out lot's of Saturday mornings.  You can easily knock on 20 doors and more without anyone even answering.  Then suddenly, one day, you knock on that one door that makes all the difference.  :)   
    "Go ye..."
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    1611mac got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Have you heard this statement?   
    If you mark your Bible do this... As you read through your Bible mark or note each time you come across "I heard," "we heard," and similar phrases used in the context of salvation and similar circumstances.  It will quickly become obvious just how imperative it is to open one's mouth and actively witness.
    Here are just a few examples:
    Jos 2:10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
    Jos 2:11* And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
    Jos 5:1* And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.
    Jos 9:3* And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,
    Jos 9:9* And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,
    Ac 19:5* When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
    Ac 13:48* And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
     
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    1611mac got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Religious groups get $2,050 to settle each immigrant and sign waiver to NOT witness to them   
    Agreed... Current day America is so far gone she couldn't see us waving goodbye if she tried.....
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    1611mac got a reaction from wretched in Faith Alone and Matthew 25   
    Right!  Faith saves and then that faith/salvation will produce works which is the evidence of salvation.  True faith will always produce a change in one's life and that change will be manifest.  
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    1611mac got a reaction from Disciple.Luke in Faith Alone and Matthew 25   
    Hi.. As you begin (or continue) to study your Bible look for "dispensations."  Now... that's a big word but it's pretty simple. The scripture you cite must be studied "in context" and part of the context is the "dispensation" being discussed (Alan does a good job addressing that above).   I think you said you were a new/young Christian over in another thread... Focus on WORDS and their meaning as you study.  I used to teach that CONTEXT was the most important thing in Bible study.  I now teach that it is the 2nd most important thing.  First is WORDS and their meaning.  You can't get the context if you don't know the meaning.  But CONTEXT is right up there in importance. Always, ask: Who, what, when, where, why.  
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    1611mac got a reaction from Disciple.Luke in 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!
     
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    1611mac got a reaction from DaveW in 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...
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    1611mac got a reaction from Disciple.Luke in 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
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    1611mac got a reaction from DaveW in NEW BOOKLET: Ten Vital Things Parents Can Do to Help Children Keep Their Faith   
    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'....)
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    1611mac got a reaction from DaveW in NEW BOOKLET: Ten Vital Things Parents Can Do to Help Children Keep Their Faith   
    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'....)
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    1611mac got a reaction from DaveW in NEW BOOKLET: Ten Vital Things Parents Can Do to Help Children Keep Their Faith   
    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'....)
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    1611mac got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in 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...  
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    1611mac got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Charges Laid Against Osteen, MacArthur, and Warren   
    Butchers normally have very sharp knives but these "butchers" have dull knives!  (I should say "A dull KNIFE"... if you catch the pun.)
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    1611mac got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Charges Laid Against Osteen, MacArthur, and Warren   
    Butchers normally have very sharp knives but these "butchers" have dull knives!  (I should say "A dull KNIFE"... if you catch the pun.)
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    1611mac got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Jesus Died to Repair the Glory of God   
    hummm.. I've never heard the phrase like that.  A quick search:
    1Ti 1:17* Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
    2Ti 2:10* Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
    1Pe 5:10* But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
    Ps 24:7* Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    Ps 24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    Isa 60:19* The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
    Da 7:14* And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
    2Th 1:9* Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
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    1611mac got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Easter's Connections to Roman Catholic Heresy   
    Amen!   How true!
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    1611mac got a reaction from John Young in Way of Life:Biblical Shallowness in the Churches   
    I sometimes think that more attention is paid to "programs" and "slogans" and "family day" instead of spending the time providing Bible education for self (the pastor) and educating and warning the sheep.  
    I once told a pastor that he should login to Facebook only if to see what his people were posting (it was not very honoring stuff). His reply was "Why would I want to do that?  I don't want to get depressed.  I want to be happy."  I wondered at that moment if he was really called to pastor. Why would a shepherd be willing to let his sheep go astray just so he could be "happy" and have it easy???????  Why would a man take the easy way and provide "fluff" SS material instead of finding or developing a good Bible teaching program?  etc......
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    1611mac got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:Biblical Shallowness in the Churches   
    Brother Alan,
    In no way is the list hinting at any type of "fellowship."  Bro. Cloud is not trying to create anything other than a list.   It is simply a church directory which can be used or not used.  I can tell you that he gets a LOT of communication from folks who appreciate the list.   I can also tell you that a LOT of the churches do not conform to his "new" criteria for being listed.  Sadly, he has no one to "research and edit" the list to find those that should be removed.  It's all I can do (due to lack of time) to verify new ones and get them listed (at THEIR request).  
    You say, "I felt that alhough I fill out doctrinal questionnaires from churches, I could not fill out a doctrinal questionnaire from an organization (the O timothy Magazine), that would check out, and either approve or disapprove, a local church."   The questionnaire is not to "approve" or "disapprove" OF any church.  It's simply a tool to help ascertain if the church is appropriate for the goals set for the directory.  And surely you agree he has the freedom to list whomever he wants.  After all, EVERY contact is initiated by the church itself.  They are asking to be listed.  Very similar to an opt-in mail list.  We are happy to remove any church at any time and for any reason.
    You mentioned "filling out a doctrinal questionnaire from an organization." Please note that Way of Life Literature is a local church ministry. It is operated under the direction and authority of Bethel Baptist Church of London, Ontario. Wilbert Unger is founder and pastor of Bethel Baptist. Also please note that Bro. Cloud is a missionary in SE Asia.  See "About" page.
    The directory is a "no win" situation really.  People seem to want it... yet Bro. Cloud doesn't want to send people to churches that use CCM and such.  But there is a flip side too. The churches are "emerging" so quickly!   
    I wouldn't be surprised if the directory is gone in the next few years.....  So no... Bro. Cloud is not trying to "build his own fellowship of churches."  
    You say "I am still not of the opinion of filling out the questionnaire, nor joining the fellowship the Bro. Cloud has started."  That's really good because there is nothing to join!  I wouldn't know what to join you to even if you asked.... A church directory is not a fellowship.
    Please consider: There are like minded churches who would like to be in the directory so that when people are on vacation they can have a 50/50 chance of finding a like minded church to worship in.  That's all the directory is.
    Thanks very much for your thoughts... I do enjoy all the views and discussion here! 
    P.S.  You referenced "O Timothy."  That is simply a monthly publication and you can find free copies HERE. It has nothing to do with the directory.
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    1611mac got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in Way of Life:Biblical Shallowness in the Churches   
    Brother Alan,
    In no way is the list hinting at any type of "fellowship."  Bro. Cloud is not trying to create anything other than a list.   It is simply a church directory which can be used or not used.  I can tell you that he gets a LOT of communication from folks who appreciate the list.   I can also tell you that a LOT of the churches do not conform to his "new" criteria for being listed.  Sadly, he has no one to "research and edit" the list to find those that should be removed.  It's all I can do (due to lack of time) to verify new ones and get them listed (at THEIR request).  
    You say, "I felt that alhough I fill out doctrinal questionnaires from churches, I could not fill out a doctrinal questionnaire from an organization (the O timothy Magazine), that would check out, and either approve or disapprove, a local church."   The questionnaire is not to "approve" or "disapprove" OF any church.  It's simply a tool to help ascertain if the church is appropriate for the goals set for the directory.  And surely you agree he has the freedom to list whomever he wants.  After all, EVERY contact is initiated by the church itself.  They are asking to be listed.  Very similar to an opt-in mail list.  We are happy to remove any church at any time and for any reason.
    You mentioned "filling out a doctrinal questionnaire from an organization." Please note that Way of Life Literature is a local church ministry. It is operated under the direction and authority of Bethel Baptist Church of London, Ontario. Wilbert Unger is founder and pastor of Bethel Baptist. Also please note that Bro. Cloud is a missionary in SE Asia.  See "About" page.
    The directory is a "no win" situation really.  People seem to want it... yet Bro. Cloud doesn't want to send people to churches that use CCM and such.  But there is a flip side too. The churches are "emerging" so quickly!   
    I wouldn't be surprised if the directory is gone in the next few years.....  So no... Bro. Cloud is not trying to "build his own fellowship of churches."  
    You say "I am still not of the opinion of filling out the questionnaire, nor joining the fellowship the Bro. Cloud has started."  That's really good because there is nothing to join!  I wouldn't know what to join you to even if you asked.... A church directory is not a fellowship.
    Please consider: There are like minded churches who would like to be in the directory so that when people are on vacation they can have a 50/50 chance of finding a like minded church to worship in.  That's all the directory is.
    Thanks very much for your thoughts... I do enjoy all the views and discussion here! 
    P.S.  You referenced "O Timothy."  That is simply a monthly publication and you can find free copies HERE. It has nothing to do with the directory.
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