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weary warrior

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    weary warrior reacted to heartstrings in Rifle build kit   
    1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from heartstrings in Rifle build kit   
    "Honey, it's an investment. They never go down in value, and are far more financially secure than our inflated, paper currency. I'm just being a good steward, like the Bible commanded me to!"
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Alan in Missionary School   
    My dad was a graduate of BBTI, as are a number of friends of mine, including a young man from our church also going to Africa. I lived there as a kid. Great program. I pray it works out for you according to the Lord's will.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Proof of the shrinking American brain.   
    I was polite. I was courteous. I was gentle even. I was very respectful to a lady, as I was raised. Your response, however, was not in kind. Your triumphant internet numbers are meaningless, as many Alaska Natives are members of various Alaska Native Associations, and billions of dollars of federal welfare is funneled through these entities, not simply through the State. You have no idea whereof you speak. I give you 30 years of personal, upfront experience on the front lines, not anecdotal evidence that I gleaned from a quick google search of the internet.
    I will tear a man up if aroused, but will not engage in contention with a woman. It is not how things are done among my people.
    I bid you "Good Day", Ma'am.
     
     
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    weary warrior got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Origin of Baptist   
    The word “Church” is used 3 different ways in the Bible
     
    EXAMPLE OF 3 CHURCH DEFINITIONS
    “The Noel Family”
    Local – My wife, the children and I. "We are the Noel Family".
    Visible - Dad, Mom, sisters, Uncles, aunts, cousins. All Noels alive, but not all of a local household. "The Noels will have a reunion in Kentucky in Oct."
    Universal - All ancestors from the time of first founding Noel. "The Noel family can be traced back to the 1100's"
    All usages are legitimate and proper, and determined by context. Why is this so hard to understand in the church today?!?
     
    Universal Church – Spiritual - All saints, past, present and future, whose names the Father knows and are written in heaven. – UNDER CHRIST, UNDER NO OFFICE OR MAN ON EARTH.
    Hebrews 12:22-23
    Eph 5:23,25,27,29
    Col 1:18-24
    Revelation 19:7, Revelation 21:9 and (2Corinthians 11:2 – proof text that the bride is the church)
     
    Visible Church made of all saints alive on earth, general reference to believers as a whole.
    1Co 12:13
    1Co 15:9
    Galatians 1:13
    Philippians 3:6
     
    A particular assembly of believers that meet together in one place, such as the churches addressed in the epistles. The word “churches”, plural, appears 36 times.
    Ro 16:5
    Col 4:15
    Acts 13:1
    All three usages exist in scripture to refer to the church, and all three are legitimate, based on scriptural context. If we throw out scriptural doctrine simply because the reprobate misuse it, are we any better than they are? We must stop studying doctrine, and start prayerfully studying the scripture with humility and courage. 
     
     
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Raising Children   
    As the father of seven children, I can't tell you how many good-natured chuckles the original post gave me. 
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    weary warrior got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in When the church started. Pentecost or Israel   
    It was symbolic, 1 Corinthians 11:26. A remembrance of his body that was broken for us. I know full well you do not hold the doctrine of transubstantiation. I think you must be testing me with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
    If, however, we do not believe that the church is his body now on earth, doing the will of the Father, lets just pack it up and go home. We are of all men most miserable and this thing we call "church" would be nothing but man-made, money-making institutions doing charitable work..
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    weary warrior got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in When the church started. Pentecost or Israel   
    To me, it's so very, very simple. The church is the body of Christ. Yes? - Eph 1:22-23
    When Christ was on earth, He walked around in his own body, so that was ... the body of Christ.
    So the church, the body of Christ, did not come to be until Christ and his ... body ... left. Otherwise, there would be two bodies of Christ, and that's just dumb.
    John 14:26
    John 15:26
    John 16:7
    And of course, II Corinthians 5:20-21 and John 14:12 - We the church are here, by the power of His Spirit, in Christ's stead, and we couldn't exist to be in his stead as long as he was still here.
    Don't over think it. It's not rocket science.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from heartstrings in air rifles   
    1000fps is plenty velocity. I've killed big, fat rabbits with one shooting at 880. Sight in the scope, always shoot off of a steady rest, be patient and pick your shots. And happy hunting!
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Pastor Scott Markle in When the church started. Pentecost or Israel   
    I'm not going to fuss with you, Brother, but I disagree with your interpretation of many of these scriptures, as well as the view of the big picture as a whole. It doesn't matter. I posted my belief, and do not feel threatened or take it personal when one disagrees with me. I am content.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from wretched in When the church started. Pentecost or Israel   
    The past tense, yes. But the past tense relative to when John was writing. Well after the resurrection, ascension and day of Pentecost. We are told in Hebrews that the blood of bulls and goats could not take away sin. Only the blood of Christ. The blood of Christ had not been shed yet, so all were still sinners. Yes, righteousness had been imputed unto them because of their belief, (Romans 4:16-22) but they could not enter heaven upon death because their sins were merely temporarily covered, not washed away. Thus the existence of a separate Paradise, or Abraham's bosom. How can you have a church made up of unwashed, unregenerate sinners? How can there be a church pre-crucifixion without the shedding of the blood of Christ? I see nowhere in the Old Testament where there was a regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. It came upon men, and it left men. It enabled them to do the work of God as God determined (Samson and Saul) I have never seen it said that it regenerated them. It could not, for sin still remained. Covered, yes. But not yet removed. I myself have a hard time thinking that men such as Samson and Saul were "regenerated by the Holy Spirit" even though the spirit came upon them. It just doesn't fit.
    Even Abraham and Moses were not allowed into heaven until after the shedding of blood. How in the world does line up with any Biblical definition of the church, the body of Christ? The thief on the cross? "Today thou shalt be with me in paradise". Not heaven. Not the church. Abraham's bosom, the place of rest and waiting until the promised work of the messiah was complete.
    Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 
    In the dispensation of the fullness of time ... all things in Christ ... which was a mystery until revealed to Paul while he was in the desert for 3 years. (Ephesians 3). No shed blood? No remission of sins. No remission of sins? No regeneration. No regeneration? No NT church.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Origin of Baptist   
    If I could like this 3 times, I would do so!
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    weary warrior got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Origin of Baptist   
    The word “Church” is used 3 different ways in the Bible
     
    EXAMPLE OF 3 CHURCH DEFINITIONS
    “The Noel Family”
    Local – My wife, the children and I. "We are the Noel Family".
    Visible - Dad, Mom, sisters, Uncles, aunts, cousins. All Noels alive, but not all of a local household. "The Noels will have a reunion in Kentucky in Oct."
    Universal - All ancestors from the time of first founding Noel. "The Noel family can be traced back to the 1100's"
    All usages are legitimate and proper, and determined by context. Why is this so hard to understand in the church today?!?
     
    Universal Church – Spiritual - All saints, past, present and future, whose names the Father knows and are written in heaven. – UNDER CHRIST, UNDER NO OFFICE OR MAN ON EARTH.
    Hebrews 12:22-23
    Eph 5:23,25,27,29
    Col 1:18-24
    Revelation 19:7, Revelation 21:9 and (2Corinthians 11:2 – proof text that the bride is the church)
     
    Visible Church made of all saints alive on earth, general reference to believers as a whole.
    1Co 12:13
    1Co 15:9
    Galatians 1:13
    Philippians 3:6
     
    A particular assembly of believers that meet together in one place, such as the churches addressed in the epistles. The word “churches”, plural, appears 36 times.
    Ro 16:5
    Col 4:15
    Acts 13:1
    All three usages exist in scripture to refer to the church, and all three are legitimate, based on scriptural context. If we throw out scriptural doctrine simply because the reprobate misuse it, are we any better than they are? We must stop studying doctrine, and start prayerfully studying the scripture with humility and courage. 
     
     
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    weary warrior reacted to No Nicolaitans in Origin of Baptist   
    At the risk of secluding myself from those whom I hold dear on this forum, and at the risk of being labeled a heretic, I am moved to say (and feel I must say) this...
    While I hold firmly to the historical Baptist distinctives, and I will always associate myself as a Baptist...and furthermore, as an Independent Fundamental Baptist, my allegiance isn't to being a Baptist. My allegiance is to Christ.
    History, ecumenism, and modernism have all shown (and proven in my opinion) that alignment with a particular group can have unforeseen consequences. To call one's self a Baptist is no longer adequate in today's world. One must clarify what is meant by being a Baptist. Furthermore, one must clarify what one means by being an Independent Baptist. Even further, one must clarify what one means by being an Independent Fundamental Baptist.
    In all honesty, I don't see how this can be turned around. Is this the fault of being "a Baptist"? Yes and no.
    From what I've seen, men have crept in unawares, and caused both division and derision as to what a Baptist is. I saw on another forum the following..."Are all Baptists Calvinists?"
    Huh?
    Really?
    However, it was a sincere question. The blame lies with those in the past who were ecumenical...those who didn't want to cause trouble...those who didn't want to hurt someone's feelings...those who wanted to be accepted...those who placed ecumenism above doctrine...those who wanted to please men above pleasing God.
    Why did Jesus ask that when he returned, would he find faith on earth? It will be such a mishmash of beliefs that one can't distinguish true faith. People will be beholden to particular systems of belief instead of true belief (faith).
    So...while I may offend some here by these words...yet, I will continue to personally identify myself as an Independent Baptist...I will know that in my heart, soul, and mind...my identity is with Christ and Christ alone.
    I am Baptist by conviction; however, my allegiance is to Christ and Christ alone.
    Perhaps I'm in a bad place in my life right now, but I'm tired of having to explain what I mean by being a Baptist. Even in my own little area, people have different ideas of what a Baptist is. I can explain it, and I can try to proclaim it...but at the end of the conversation, they seemingly still see no difference between a true Baptist and what's known as a Bapticostal in my area (Baptist with Pentecostal influence). Bapticostal is an accepted term here. People believe what they want to believe.
    Like I said, I don't know how it can be turned around. It's almost to the point that I feel that I need to identify myself as something different.
    Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
    I want to hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."...not..."Well done, thou good and faithful Baptist."
    If I've offended anyone or caused anyone to doubt my beliefs; I apologize. I will always be a Baptist; I just don't know what to do with today's circumstances.
     
     
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    weary warrior got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Origin of Baptist   
    The word “Church” is used 3 different ways in the Bible
     
    EXAMPLE OF 3 CHURCH DEFINITIONS
    “The Noel Family”
    Local – My wife, the children and I. "We are the Noel Family".
    Visible - Dad, Mom, sisters, Uncles, aunts, cousins. All Noels alive, but not all of a local household. "The Noels will have a reunion in Kentucky in Oct."
    Universal - All ancestors from the time of first founding Noel. "The Noel family can be traced back to the 1100's"
    All usages are legitimate and proper, and determined by context. Why is this so hard to understand in the church today?!?
     
    Universal Church – Spiritual - All saints, past, present and future, whose names the Father knows and are written in heaven. – UNDER CHRIST, UNDER NO OFFICE OR MAN ON EARTH.
    Hebrews 12:22-23
    Eph 5:23,25,27,29
    Col 1:18-24
    Revelation 19:7, Revelation 21:9 and (2Corinthians 11:2 – proof text that the bride is the church)
     
    Visible Church made of all saints alive on earth, general reference to believers as a whole.
    1Co 12:13
    1Co 15:9
    Galatians 1:13
    Philippians 3:6
     
    A particular assembly of believers that meet together in one place, such as the churches addressed in the epistles. The word “churches”, plural, appears 36 times.
    Ro 16:5
    Col 4:15
    Acts 13:1
    All three usages exist in scripture to refer to the church, and all three are legitimate, based on scriptural context. If we throw out scriptural doctrine simply because the reprobate misuse it, are we any better than they are? We must stop studying doctrine, and start prayerfully studying the scripture with humility and courage. 
     
     
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    weary warrior got a reaction from InSeasonOut in Origin of Baptist   
    I would be curious as to how the incident in Acts chapter 19 fits into this explanation. These 12 men in Ephesus, who were called disciples and were meeting in Christ's name, were also baptized by John the Baptist, making them "Baptists" by your reckoning, as it did Christ. However, when Paul learned they had been baptized by John, he re-baptized them. It is stated clearly in this passage that John's baptism was a "baptism of repentance". If this is the recognized nature of John's baptism, how then did it make Christ a baptist, and no one else? 
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Baptistsenior in Churches   
    Jim, I hope you didn't take that as a poke at you, my friend. I certainly didn't mean it as such. I was just communicating that I'm die-hard truth, morality and service, and when the Baptist church  doesn't fit in those parameters, I'll go with what does, whatever they call themselves. And let's face it, there is a falling away going on in the Baptist church, even among the IFB. If not falling away in doctrine, then often in morality and standards, or in service. We are made up of people too, and are not quarantined from the prophesy regarding the church that Paul warned Timothy about. In the end, we will have to hold to scripture alone, it is all that will stand sure and unshaken.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Joe Coley in In one Word!   
    Repentance. 
    Psalm 126:5-6. There is no joy without tears, and when was the last time you were in a church service where the members were completely broken over their sin, their coldness, their spiritual and intellectual arrogance and the refusal of the Holy Spirit to put His stamp of approval on their "correct" activity?
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Joe Coley in In one Word!   
    Repentance. 
    Psalm 126:5-6. There is no joy without tears, and when was the last time you were in a church service where the members were completely broken over their sin, their coldness, their spiritual and intellectual arrogance and the refusal of the Holy Spirit to put His stamp of approval on their "correct" activity?
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in Churches   
    No WW, I dd not think of it as a poke at me at all. No offence taken Brother.
    When I left Alaska I was forced by circumstances to settle where I am now. There was no Independent Baptist church here, or anywhere within driving distance. I have always been a "church" man and refuse to attend churches outside of Independent Baptist ranks, I also will not settle for Independent Baptists that are in error.
    In Alaska I literally lived two doors from my church, so attendance was a breeze and appreciated. Here I chose to hold services in my home for my wife and I, with a few friends attending also. For nine years we did it this way until an Independent Baptist Pastor was called to a small church in the largest town in our area, which only has a population of 7500.
    When I saw the church sign while in town one day I knocked on the door and spoke with this young pastor. Based on that conversation in which he assured me that they were indeed Independent, I started attending and quickly became a member. I have to drive an hour and a half one way to attend services, but consider it a small price to pay for being able to attend and worship with God's people in a scriptural, truly Independent Baptist Church.
    I said all this because for me there is just no way I would attend a church outside of Independent Baptist ranks, especially if it is a "so-called" church in name only. My convictions on this issue are so strong for me that I would rather hold our own services than to give any sign of credibility to a so-called "church" that I know is something other than the church that Jesus built.
    I do realize that this stand is not one that everyone can take, or should take, but for me it has proved valid and God has blessed. I am able to be used to preach and teach here as God has called me to do. I cannot even imagine being part of a church where I could not be used because of my Baptistic convictions, or having to withhold  the truth of God's word because of differing doctrines.
    So, no offence taken Brother, it is just me being my hard nosed and unbending self and seeking God's will for my life as He reveals it to me.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Raising Children   
    As the father of seven children, I can't tell you how many good-natured chuckles the original post gave me. 
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    weary warrior got a reaction from DaveW in Churches   
    Frankly, there are IFB churches I would never attend either. 
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    weary warrior got a reaction from DaveW in Churches   
    Frankly, there are IFB churches I would never attend either. 
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    weary warrior got a reaction from DaveW in Churches   
    Frankly, there are IFB churches I would never attend either. 
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Raising Children   
    As the father of seven children, I can't tell you how many good-natured chuckles the original post gave me. 
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