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  1. Whats for Supper...

    I agree HC, meatloaf sandwiches are one of the great things about meatloaf.
  2. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Invicta, Adam's son Seth, looked like Adam, there was a resemblance to his father. Many children look like their parent, this is not a change in man's nature i.e. being created in the image of God. 1Cor 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. Mankind is created in the image of God. Just because a son looks like his father does not mean his nature is changed. Man is not an animal. The birth of Seth was a natural birth, nothing new was created here. Adam was a new creation. Birth and creation are different.
  3. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    I would agree that man's body would, on the surface, and casually looking at the sameness as an animal, seem to be the same. But that is where the "sameness" stops, as you pointed out, man is made in the image of God. We also only have to look as far as the spirit type body that Jesus had after His resurrection: John 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. We see in this one verse alone that Jesus' body has both physical, as well as spiritual aspects to it. And then we are told this: 1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. But he also argues against his own premise of the sameness when he says: “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of MEN, another flesh of BEASTS, another of FISHES, and another of BIRDS." And then there is the observable difference between men and beasts. Man has within him the "awareness" of the spiritual, which no animal possesses. This is true of even the most primitive peoples. God has placed within all mankind the awareness of the spiritual, which no animal possesses. If I am not understanding his comments correctly, please correct me. It's early morning here as I write and my thinking processes are not the best when I first wake up. More coffee will help.
  4. Have you heard this statement?

    Confronting this kind of soul winner is important, but I worry more about the influence she may have on others by taking them soul winning with her.
  5. Have you heard this statement?

    I believe that Life Style evangelism is encapsulated in this that the Apostle Paul said. 1Co 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
  6. Homestead

    This is one of the reasons that America has the republican form of government that it has. Our land belongs to the people, not the government. The government exists to protect the people in all things. Our government acts in an administrative capacity to execute the will of the people through their elected representatives. In this context "homesteading" was originally instituted by our government, at the request of the people as a means of opening up the frontier of our newly formed country as it spread westward. Our administrative government made it possible for people to acquire public land and convert it to private property though a system of homesteading. Certain lands were designated as "open to entry". This made for a system where a person could enter on the public land, physically drive stakes in the ground to define the land they were claiming. Then they were required to "prove up" on the land by building a home, tilling the soil, or creative a commercial site of some sort. Once this was accomplished for a certain number of years, the land was then removed from the status of public land and converted to private property. Homesteading was encouraged from its early inception as people spread westward and even up until present times. When I went to Alaska in 1973 homesteading was still encouraged and acted upon by hardy individuals. So even today there exists people who originally homesteaded their land and actually went through the process that allows them the call their land their own.
  7. Have you heard this statement?

    This is not a made up story, it really happened and I heard the testimony. In our church we have a short time of testimony and praise as part of our service. One Sunday morning a new young lady came to service and gave this testimony. It seems she was a part of a group of twenty "soul winners" that went out soul winning the previous day, a Saturday. Her testimony of praise was that the result of their soul winning efforts resulted in twenty people being "saved". This young lady went on to become a member of our church and is still a very active soul winner. I believe that she is a genuine Christian and very sincere in her beliefs and Christian life. In this context it is amazing to me that someone like this can go on actually believing that their "easy believism" methods result in genuine conversions of the people they witness to. It is even harder to understand how they can hold to this method in light of no fruit of the Spirit, no subsequent Baptism, and no church attendance after the original encounter at the door. I fear for the people that misguided soul winners witness to. These people may well go on in their lost condition and hardened to any subsequent Gospel witness simply because they believe that they have been saved because they repeated a "sinner's prayer." I believe that this sort of door knocking evangelism actually quenches the convicting and saving work of The Holy Spirit and substitutes a man made formula instead.
  8. Activity on Online Baptist

    This month has been especially slow for members posting. It seems like once we eliminated the more controversial members, folks don't have much to post about. Bro. Alan. Your post showed up as a double post. I deleted one of them, but when I did, both of them disappeared. Could you please repost ?
  9. Clarence Larkin - The Spirit World

    Bro. Alan. I am behind you in my reading of Larkin's work. But since you stated that you would like other's comments as thoughts came to them I thought I would make a short comment on something that I have often taken exception with. It has to do with Larkin's observations in his section on the Tri-Unity of God. I speak specifically of his assertion that The Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus. While I do believe that The Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus and that this is a strong proof verse for the argument that there is a Trinity, I take strong exception with Larkin and most others teaching that the "HOLY SPIRIT" was present in the form of a "Dove." Mat 3:16-17. While my views in opposition to this teaching are not something that I would break fellowship over, I do believe that for the sake of clarity and proper "rightly dividing" I have always taken exception to this teaching regarding the form the Holy Spirit took in this Scripture. John clearly says that he saw The Spirit of God "descending like a dove." To me this speaks expressly to the manner in which The Spirit of God descended, not the actual form He descended in. I hope my observation and understanding does not seem too "picky', but this has always been my point of departure with the teaching of most on this subject. It is because of this one verse that we see The Holy Spirit depicted by most teachers and writers as a dove in picture form in their work.
  10. Whats for Supper...

    Probably no one does home made pot pies any more. But every time I think of pot pies I remember my mother making them from scratch. I don't remember the recipe, but can still remember the delicious aroma that wafted through the house when she made these. She used a big green Fiesta bowl; the kind that are antiques any more. She made wonderful pie crust and would make a huge one for the pot pie. There was a coffee mug placed in the bottom of the bowl to support the huge pie crust, so it didn't sink into the liquid and become soggy. Lots of chicken cooked to perfection, along with veggies like potatoes, carrots, onion, celery. And all of the seethed in a wonderful chicken gravy. She then cooked it in the oven until the pie crust turned a light brown color. I sure wish I had her recipe, I miss it. Sorry to be off topic because this is not what I had for dinner last night, but HC, your post got me to thinking about home made pot pies, there is no substitute.
  11. Deeper, Still

    Well done Ben, thanks for posting this.
  12. Whats for Supper...

    Sounds good to me Invicta.
  13. Whats for Supper...

    You spent $40 for a pizza NN????
  14. Whats for Supper...

    Sounds like a great dinner HC....but I have to ask; were the steaks cooked on the outdoor grill?
  15. Whats for Supper...

    Whaaaaat? No meat, that's heresy.