Jordan Kurecki

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About Jordan Kurecki

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    Only a sinner saved by grace
  • Birthday 03/11/1992
  • Bio I was raised in a broken home, I never really went to churches at all growing up except for maybe 5 or 6 times at random churches when I was younger, I became hopelessly addicted to drugs in my teen years, My life was falling apart, I was miserable and without hope in this world, then I started going to a Baptist church with a friend, I heard the Gospel and I repented of my sins and turned to Jesus Christ to save me, My life has been incredible since the Lord came into my life. I go to Fairhaven Baptist College

    You can hear my testimony here:

    http://jordankurecki.sermon.tv/

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: Chicago
  • Interests Reading the scriptures, listening to sacred music, door to door evangelism, handing out gospel tracts, preaching,teaching others the word of God.
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Free Will   

    http://www.cbctinleypark.org/assets/calvinism.pdf
     
    Allow me to highlight some things:
    BIBLICISM
    Depraved Yet Conscientious
    R esponding Atonement
    E lection Mutual
    S ufficient Grace
    S anctification Positional and Progressive
    "Grace to save and keep the believer is often resisted, but it is sufficient to save and to keep the saved believer."
    "DEPRAVED YET CONSCIENTIOUS Sinners are spiritually dead in sins yet morally conscious of God’s righteousness. "
    "RESISTIBLE GRACE We have already established that the grace of salvation that appears to all men is indeed resistible. But it is not sufficient in the line of thinking of the Arminian to leave it at that. For to be consistent they would believe that God’s grace were totally resistable by the free will of man at any time and in any situation, which is sometimes true and sometimes false. If that were entirely true than how could God say to the apostle Paul in II Corinthians 12:9, My grace is sufficient for thee? Or in II Corinthians 9:8, And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work. Philippians 2:13 says It is God that worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Jude 24 says, Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. What Arminians fail to believe is that God is able to take dominion over what He has purchased and apply sustaining grace and preservation, even when the saved don’t feel like it or will it. If a saved man never in this life commits adultery, murder or blasphemy, is it not because of the grace of God? Are there not times when we would give in to the flesh, but God provides a way to escape and directs our feet away from the path of sin? So, on one hand, it is possible according to Hebrews 12:15, to fail of the grace of God. That is, fail to, by faith, appropriate the grace of God. And then on the other hand there are times when God by taking dominion and by His sustaining grace upholds us even when we would not appropriate His grace. Peter failed of the grace of God not to deny the Lord as Christ foretold, yet in his despair God’s sustaining grace prevented him "
    "CONDITIONAL ELECTION When Arminians speak of Conditional Election they emphasize the free will of man. God has given to man a free will to choose salvation, but here, with this first point of Arminianism, we must recognize an unscriptural extreme and avoid it. To the Arminian, the free will of man means that man can choose salvation at any time, and over and over, and can choose to reject it any time, and over and over. Is that scriptural? Absolutely not! The Bible is clear that there is a time to get saved. There is a window of oppor- tunity to choose salvation and to reject it. The window may close and the opportunities no longer come. Hebrews 3:15 says, Today if ye hear his voice, harden not your hearts... This implies that God expects immediate repentance, without delay, when the Gospel is made known and His Spirit is convicting and drawing. II Corinthians 6:2, says, Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. In the Old Testament Isaiah 55:6 says, Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. This implies that there may come a time when, if one ignores or rejects the opportunity to be saved, it may pass them by. Then, when they would like to seek the Lord, they will not find Him or call upon Him and He will not hear. The writer of Proverbs supports this in Proverbs 1:24,26,28, Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand and no man regarded; I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. Similarly, God said to Noah in Genesis 6:3, …My spirit shall not always strive with man… The fact of scripture is that according to Romans 2:4 …the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance. According to John 1:9, Christ is the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. According to John 12:32 since Jesus was lifted up he will draw all men unto Himself. According to Romans 8:30, God calls them that are justified. We dare not ignore that in order to be saved we must choose to repent and believe the gospel when God the Father is calling, God the Son is drawing and God "
     
    "TOTAL DEPRAVITY Anyone who would deny the doctrine of hamartiology, the sinfulness of man, would indeed be a heretic because the scripture is clear on the sinfulness of man. Romans 5:12 says, by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Psalm 51:5 says, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Romans 3:23 says, For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Ephesians 2:1 says, And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. We have inherited a sin nature passed down to us through our fathers going back to Adam. That sin nature is active in every one of us moving us to think sinfully and act sinfully. We are indeed dead spiritually and need to be made alive spiritually by the miracle of the new birth. Biblicists point out, however, that Calvinists view total depravity as total inability to an extent of minimizing or even ignoring the conscience. They believe that man is so depraved that he possesses and practices every evil throughout his life and has no knowledge or comprehension of righteousness or right living. Now we know that any righteous deed done outside of the power of God through salvation is filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6), because no righteous act can bring us to God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight Romans 3:20. However, God has created every man with a conscience. Romans 1:19,20 says, Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Many men reveal the truth that they were made in the likeness and image of God by living their entire lives according to certain conscientious convictions. There are people who their entire lives detest certain sins and never come close to desiring them or practicing them and yet they are lost in their sins. Romans 3:10 says, As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one."
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    I think Free Will is kind of like a goldfish in a bowl, God sets the limits and boundaries of our bowl, and we have freedom to make choices within the bowl we have been placed.
    While I believe mankind is wicked and corrupt, I also believe that God's grace is sufficient to help us. 
  2. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Bible-believing Politician?   


     
    Ted. Cruz us thth best candidate hands down
  3. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic What kind of ground am i?   

    get k9 web browser, it's a free filter, and have someone else you trust set up the username/password.
    If you have a smart phone, You might want to consider getting rid of it and going to a more basic phone. 
     
    Proverbs 23:1-3
  4. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Insects and the Flood   

    sadly no
    Micro evolution is seen in the finches. 
    Each organism has a limited ability to adapt and change. 
  5. Jordan Kurecki added a topic in Creation / Evolution   

    Insects and the Flood
    I was thinking about something that bothered my last night.
    Some of you may have heard about how the Bombadeer beetle, or other creatures with unique characteristics that refute evolutionary process, for example the long neck of the giraffe:
    It is my understanding that the giraffe has two different organs in it's neck, 1 to keep blood in the brain, and another to keep blood from flowing into the brain, these two organs must both be present in order for the giraffe not to die when raising and lowering it's head. therefore the 2 organs and the neck of the giraffe must "evolve" at the same time. I have often heard this used to debunk darwinian evolution.
     
    1. where did the multitude of insects we get come from if the flood destroyed everything.
    2. if Noah only took 2 of every kind of animal, how in the world do we end up with a giraffe with a long neck and all these other complex creatures, especially knowing the limits of micro evolution? 
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  6. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Picture of your Bible.   

    yeah i had the wide margin without the center columns, but it was just a bit too big for me... the one with center columns is actually smaller believe it or not... lol
  7. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Picture of your Bible.   

    Top Grain Cowhide Leather, Wide Margins, 8.5 font, Red Letter. 
     
    I compulsively write and highlight in my bible
     
    I love it, only wish it didn't have the center columns.
     


  8. Jordan Kurecki added a topic in Prayer Requests   

    My Dad and Grandma need salvation.
    My Dad texted me today, he's coming to hear me preach Sunday night, and so is my grandma, they are both lost.
    Please will you beg God to save their souls?
     
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  9. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Writing a commentary   

    I can only praise the Lord and give him the glory for giving me the wisdom to understand this fantastic book. All I can say is God caused me to dig into it so much, and God made it so real to me that I have to have an outlet for it!
    Jesus is so wonderful.
  10. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Writing a commentary   

    Here is a preview:
     
    Song of Solomon 1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
     
    We see here, that this is not only a song, but it is the song OF SONGS. This is similar to idea of the Hebrew idiom “Holy of Holies” or the most holy place. What could be a greater song than the song one sings from a heart that has had sin cleansed from it by the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ? Consider some other scriptures:
     
    Psalm 33:1-3 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
     
    Psalm 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
     
    Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
     
    What a Song the believer who is in communion with the Lord Jesus Christ has! We have much to sing about as believers: forgiveness of sins! A promised state of future glorification! Access to the throne of grace by prayer! The list could go on and on. As believers we have so much to sing about, and we should be a singing people. I would encourage you to make it a habit of singing hymns to the Lord often. The singing of songs to the Lord is something that every believer has the privilege and command of doing. I cannot tell how many times my own weary heart was lifted to the heavenlies by the singing of some familiar hymn.
     
    Ephesians_5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
    Colossians_3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
     
    Contrast the song we as believers have with the songs of the world. This world has nothing to sing about except that which is vain and meaningless. They sing of their lust, and their sensuality, and they seem to have so much enjoyment. It is interesting to note the placement of Song of Solomon in our bibles as being right after Ecclesiastes. Consider Ecclesiastes 2:1-11:
    I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life. I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits: I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees: I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me: I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
    See also Psalm 73.
     
    The unbelievers live in their idolatry, their fornication, their deceit, and they have their fill of the sinful pleasures of this world, and they sing about it too, but all that they have leaves them empty and unsatisfied, and eventually drags their soul to hell. My friend, you who were once in bondage to sin, with no help in this world, are redeemed! Do you remember that pains of sin? Do you remember the darkness that filled your soul? The anxiety? The fear of hell? You are now saved! Jesus has deliverd you! You are now no longer under condemnation! Surely we who have riches in Christ have a far better reason to sing! So sing to the Lord and worship God in song dear believer! 
  11. Jordan Kurecki added a topic in Prayer Requests   

    Writing a commentary
    Well I have had it in my heart for a while to write a commentary/exposition on Song of Solomon.
    I spent an hour on it tonight, I got the introduction and up to 1:2 done. It is going to take me quite a while.
    I ask that you pray that God would bless this work, I have no idea why God put it in my heart to write this, and it is my hope to maybe get in into print or even e-book format. I just want people to be pointed to Jesus Christ by this!
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  12. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic for those who are married   

    Well I hope you will all pray for me, I am 23 years old, God's called me to preach, and I am in the process of getting my training/education for the future, I go to Fairhaven Baptist College.
     
    This is something I struggle with and something that I'm having to daily yield to the Lord, I got saved when I was 19 and I grew up in public school and was a drug addict and a fornicator, needless to say, there are some doors that cannot be closed once they are opened, and there is definately a void that's there
    Like I said i'm having to daily yield this area to the Lord, the temptation is to worry and try to manipulate people and circumstances around me to try and get married, but I want God's perfect will. I am reminded of the words to a hymn: "trusting Jesus that is all."
     
     
  13. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic Prayer Needed for Me   

    Where in Chicago are you located?
  14. Jordan Kurecki added an answer to a question Sunday School Teacher   

    Ever wondered about people who die and never hear the gospel? What happens to them?
    Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 
    Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 
    Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 
    Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 
    Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 
    Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    Notice here that God and his power are CLEARLY SEEN,BEING UNDERSTOOD, by the things that are made (Creation).

    So God and his existence are clearly seen by looking at creation, for example the complexity of life, the vastness of the universe, the amazing laws of nature, these all point to an omnipotent God in the same way a 2014 Camaro point to that manufacturer.

    This is called General Revelation, and it is the first revelation God gives to a man.

    Everyone knows this at some point, the passage say that when they knew God they glorified him not as God, so they rejected God, usually because of the responsibility to him that this would bring, it's easier to deny God than to be responsible to him for out actions, because of this denial they end up in a downward spiral in all sorts of wicked depraved sins, and they usually end up in false religions as well, the passage talks about exchanging the truth of God into a lie, basically people create their own concept of God that does not exist, Pantheism and Polytheism are a good example of this.

    Another revelation of God is the conscience:
    Rom 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 
    Rom 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another

    everyone knows deep down inside that lying, murder, stealing, etc are wrong, and this is written on man's heart in his conscience.
    The point i am making is if a person refuses to accept the revelation of Creation, and the Revelation of Conscience, then God is not obligated to give the revelation of Christ, this is completely just and fair.If a person is not willing to learn simply addition and subtraction then it is not unjust for the teacher to be unwilling to teach him calculus.

    God sends missionaries when he knows there are people who will be receptive.he is all knowing and knows who will accept his gift of eternal life.
    People do not deserve to go to heaven because of sin, it is completely just for God to send anyone to hell,without them ever hearing the gospel, because all have sinned and chosen to do wrong in life. this includes people in foreign lands, When God allows sinners to have a chance to hear the gospel, that is called grace, because they do not deserve the chance, But I do believe that if there is anyone who would be willing to get saved, God will in fact allow them to hear the message somehow, the bible says that God is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.", the bible also says that he wills all men to come the knowledge of the truth and wills all men to be saved. Jesus also said that if he be lifted up (referring to the cross) that he will draw all men to himself; this shows that to some degree, God draws all men to Christ, to the degree that a person is willing to let God draw him, he will draw them.

    Consider this passage from the bible:
    Act 8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 
    Act 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 
    Act 8:28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 
    Act 8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 
    Act 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 
    Act 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 
    Act 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 
    Act 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 
    Act 8:34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 
    Act 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 
    Act 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 
    Act 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 
    Act 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 
    Act 8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

    Notice here is Eunuch reading the old testament scripture who is clearly searching for the truth, so God sends him somebody to explain to him about Jesus.
    Consider another example:

    Act 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 
    Act 16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

    Hope this helps you to understand.
  15. Jordan Kurecki added a post in a topic I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.   

    Paul said WE must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.. He's writing to the Corinthian Church made up of believers, so he is talking about WE all as in We THE CHURCH! plus in that judgment Paul said the persons who's works are burnt up will HE HIMSELF BE SAVED!