*Independent Fundamental Baptist
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About 2bLikeJesus

  • Rank
    Super Contributor
  • Birthday 02/23/1958

Profile Information

  • Gender Male
  • Location: Roseburg, OR
  • Interests Bible study/discussion, fishing, hunting, hiking, playing games (cards, board, online, or console), and reading.
  • Are you IFB? Yes


  • Bio Saved at age of 17. 4 years U.S. Marine Corps. 2 years of Bible college at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College San Dimas, CA. (now Heartland Baptist College in Oklahoma City) 4 children, one deceased. Unmarried for the last 19 years. Active in ministry as sound/video man, door-to-door soul winning, janitorial, and youth ministry aid.

Recent Profile Visitors

3,395 profile views
  1. Hammered Dulcimer

    Just so long as when you get good and using your Hammered Dulcimer you don't change Ukulelemike to "Hammeredmike".  That name could raise a few eyebrows. 
  2. Any Interest in a Forum Bible Study

    I will commit to the reading schedule as well.  Will we postpone discussion until the completion of the two weeks of reading and study?  Where will the discussion be posted and will the thread be restricted to only those of us who have committed to the study?   Bro. Garry  
  3. Any Interest in a Forum Bible Study

    Very interested Pastor Markle! Bro. Garry
  4. What Ever Happened To Christmas?

    The biggest problem is you haven't a clue what you are talking about.  Maybe a just a small bit of study will show you that Oregon and Israel are almost identical in climate.  In fact there are plants like the "Myrtle Tree" that grow wild in only two places on the planet.  Oregon and Israel. As far as when the 8th course of 24 courses falls is a matter of common knowledge to anyone who knows Jewish history.  A little study outside of your pet hobby horse will do you wonders.  Sorry..I didn't expect you to respond outside of "the widows mites" post.
  5. What Ever Happened To Christmas?

    For those that say that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Dec. 25th entirely because of "pagan" or "RCC" practice there are good scriptural reasons to support the end of December as being an accurate time frame for the birth of Christ.   Luke 1:5 (KJV) 5  There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. This gives us an accurate time stamp.  We know that the time that Zacharias would have been fulfilling his duties in the course of Abia would have been the 8th course, or October by our current calendar.   Luke 1:23-24 (KJV) 23  And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. 24  And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, Elisabeth conceives John at the end of his duties near mid October. Luke 1:26-27 (KJV) 26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. Jesus is conceived of the Holy Ghost in Elisebeths 6th month which puts it anywhere from April 1 through mid April.  If Mary carried Jesus near full term that puts his birth around the end of December first part of January.  A donkey ride into Bethlehem may have mother Mary delivering a bit early, just a thought from the mothers I have talked to.   By these clear time stamps alone there is validation of the end of December (if not exactly Dec.25th) as being a reasonable and even likely time period for the birth of Christ.   Living in Oregon, which has a very large sheep industry, I have talked to many sheep herders and found that sheep tend to conceive around the summer solstice June 21st and with a 5 month gestation, lambing season is in full swing starting end of November through the first few weeks of January.  It is by far their busiest time of year where they are constantly in the fields with the sheep.  Luke 2:8 (KJV) 8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Don't let the fact that Satan is a great counterfeiter and has pagan practices coinciding nicely with this time frame revolving around the Winter Solstice (new light) December 21/22 have you doubting the scriptural basis for Jesus the true Light of the World coming then as well. Bro. Garry In His will.  By His power.  For His glory.  
  6. Seeking a Professional Website Developer

    Thank you Heartstrings. I will contact them in the morning.  A flat rate of $750 per year sounds awesome especially for what they list that it includes.   Bro. Garry
  7. Seeking a professional website developer to create a church website that is capable of posting podcasts of sermons and videos.  Please private message me with recommendations or pricing.  Not seeking a novice.  We will want someone with years of experience making church websites with references and examples of work.   Bro. Garry
  8. Yes, she happened to be blonde.

    This happened yesterday in my speech class.  Unbelievable... I mentioned eating Elk meat in a speech about "eating locavore" and she shouts out in class, I can't believe you would kill an animal just for meat, why can't you get your meat from the grocery store where it comes out of those machines and no animals get hurt"...She was actually serious and wondered why everyone who wasn't blonde was laughing at her.
  9. 51st State?

    Douglas County Oregon would love to do that.  We vote considerably more conservative than the super liberal population bases in Portland/Salem/Eugene and we are beyond sick of it here in Southwest Oregon.
  10. Romney's Out, Who Is In?

    Ouch...I think I will still vote for him.  It's not like an IFB has a chance at the office and SDA while still a false religion is better than the Muslim we have in there now or some of the Mormons trying to get in.
  11. Ham Burger

    We have a member in church named Polly Esther.  Married name, and she said had she known 50 years ago (before the invention of polyester) that her name would become a cheap synthetic fabric she might not have married Mr. Esther!
  12. My College UCC Roseburg, OR

    Thank you Pastor Markle for those scripture cards I bought from your online store.  They have been a great blessing to me during this crisis.  I have been carrying them with me since the tragedy and they have been a comfort to me.
  13. October 06, 2015William Tyndale and The English BibleIf you read the Bible in English, you owe a debt of gratitude to William Tyndale. Today marks the anniversary of Tyndale’s execution at the stake for the “crime” of translating the Bible into English: The “father of the English Bible” was apparently born in a hamlet near the Welsh border about 1490. He arrived at Oxford with a gift for languages and began studying the writings of the greatest linguist in the world, Erasmus. He poured over Erasmus’ Greek New Testament and other writings, and he soon began lecturing from them. The Bible was still virtually unavailable in English, and an idea formed in William Tyndale’s mind. He began proclaiming the value of pure Scripture and of the need to translate it. He was threatened and opposed. “We are better to be without God’s laws than the pope’s,” one man said, voice rising. Tyndale’s reply is among the most famous in church history: “If God spares me, ere many years I will cause a boy that drives the plow to know more of the Scriptures than you do.” He approached the Bishop of London for help in rendering the Bible into English, but was rebuffed. Tyndale nevertheless began working on his project. Finding his life in danger, he fled to the Continent. There he continued translating, smuggling copies of Matthew and Mark back into London. Spies combed Europe for him, and Tyndale played a cloak and dagger game, hiding and running, translating and smuggling. By 1525 complete copies of the New Testament were being secretly read in England. On May 21, 1535 Tyndale was betrayed and seized. He languished in a miserable prison cell. His witness there converted the jailer and his family. On October 6, 1536 he was tied to the stake outside of Brussels, strangled, and burned. He was 42. Tyndale’s final words were, “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” That prayer had already been answered, for King Henry VIII had approved of a new English Bible by Miles Coverdale, Tyndale’s friend. Henry never realized that Coverdale’s Bible was nearly 70 percent Tyndale’s work. In 1604 James I approved a new translation of the Bible into English, and Tyndale’s work became the basis of 90 percent of the King James Version.
  14. My College UCC Roseburg, OR

    First day back to work since the tragedy.  It was a very hard day.  It appears a decision has been made to completely level the building that it occurred in.  No one will ever have a class in that building or the spot of the classroom again.
  15. My College UCC Roseburg, OR

    Please be in prayer for me concerning my deep hurt over the fact that not a single solitary member of my family has reached out to me in any way to see if I am among the dead or injured.  They all know without a doubt that I am a full time student and staff member at UCC.  I didn't really understand the depth of their distancing themselves from me and my God till now, and it is bothering me more than I expected.