John Young

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John Young last won the day on June 25 2016

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  1. That is why I open carry my regular size black bible and dress like a preacher!
  2. Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
  3. It seems to me that of the two arguments in process here both sides are contending for the same thing. One side contending for the necessity of planting and watering the seed which is our job and the other side contending the increase is wholly of God. Lest's be careful not to talk past each other in trying to understand different parts of the same process. Ultimately, the reward goes to the ones who are obeying the commands rather than those who understand them the best (though perfect understanding is always helpful when doing the work). A perfect example of our heavenly partnership is the example of Cornelius. Though we are called to give the gospel to all people, there are those to whom God has a particular desier to save and draws the soul winner to. Those who are lost but are of a contrite and humble spirit. Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. We see in the life of Cornelius that he was without Christ but "a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway." (Acts 10:2) Therefor God divinely orchestrated the meeting with Peter so that Cornelius could receive the Gospel. The neat thing is that though Peter had to present the Gospel, it was said "While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word." (Acts 10:44). It is great relief to my heart that though I must be a faithful witness of the Gospel it is still God that does the humbling, the convicting, and the drawing. "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." (Acts 10:34)
  4. I say that all the time! lol :)
  5. I agree, some door knock for door knocking sake and could care less about the known wishes of an area. If I know the door should not be knocked, we mail them our information and ask if we can stop by. The goal of door knocking is not to knock the door but to make sure that every person in our area of influence has the opportunity to hear the gospel and knows that our church is there for them if they should ever need us.
  6. Four hundred years and counting and the King James Bible is still the most trusted, reliable, and unchanging English translation. Even today, after all that time, any English speaker can, with little effort, understand it and use it for their faith and practice. Today's "scholars" treat God's word and work like cars and computer programs, outdated after two years and always having bugs and needing recalls. I don't need to know were it was 400+ years ago nor do I need to waste God's time looking for the latest and greatest. As one lady, Sweet Brown (of internet repute), was noted as saying; "Ain't nobody got time for that!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUv5sOaStnU)
  7. When I first joined, the forum had a glitch that would delete my whole post if I took to long in writing. So I tend to write my longer post in my OpenOffice word editor, save them, and then copy them over. Now I guess "Administrator Error" is another reason to continue the practice! lol :)
  8. In my opinion every topic thread post from us Christian brothers and sisters aught to be so edifying that a lost person would want Christ and the non-Independent Baptist person would want to join our churches. But, alas, that is not the nature of internet forums.
  9. What I mean is when you all go to present the gospel, Do you use your regular Bible or do you have anything in particular that you use to help in your soul winning efforts? Just curious as to what everyone uses.
  10. Well, obviously! "Smile face"
  11. What soul winning Bible do you use and why?
  12. I have not read this particular book yet but it is available online to read here: http://www.baptists.net/history/category/compendium-of-baptist-history/ Chapters 1-9 are on the first section the others can be found by selecting "older post" at the bottom of the page
  13. Its not about throwing verses out or private interpretations. As many have pointed out: 1. There are more than 12 apostles. 2. Only 13 were called Apostles by Jesus. 1 being removed. 3. The others were apostles of the church. 4. There are only 12 Apostolic foundations and only 12 Apostles of the Lamb. 5. Jesus is an Apostle of God (only 1), Matthias is an apostle of the church for the twelfth position among them, as are any other added "aposles". 6. Paul is Jesus's twelfth Apostle, appointed by Jesus and not the church. If Peter and the church had not appointed a substitute (when they were not asked to do so) by casting lots for one of only two options, then there would be no doubt as to who the new 12th Apostle of Christ was.
  14. Unfortunately this is FAKE NEWS. "Times.com.mx" is not a real news site (if you notice they do not have a page on who they are or located) and this story is completely fake. the picture is from a 2009 story about Najibullah Zazi, an Al-Qaeda operative, who was arrested on for his conspiracy to blow up the NY subway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najibullah_Zazi. There is no such person as Rasheed Muhammad known to be associated with ISIS. As much as I would love to have real good news start rolling in, we need to be careful about the sites from were we get our news and the stories we see. Just because they are what we want to hear does not mean we should believe them.
  15. Jesus, by Name, was ordained as God's Apostle. Jesus only ordained 13 Apostles, which by His mouth expelled Judas from the office as the son of Perdition and then by His mouth later ordained Paul. The NT Jerusalem Church ordained Apostles to fulfill particular head offices. They were Apostles ordained of the Church and not of Christ directly. Their offices were also limited in scope and authority by the Jerusalem Church. Christ did appoint other seventy also but they were not called apostles nor by name and "the twelve" were always noted separately. We all can agree that Mathias was given Judas's office by the CHURCH but the Lamb called Paul by name, not Matthias or any other. Revelation says the twelve are the LAMB's apostles not the church's. These twelve are unique to Christ alone. Regardless of who else is called an apostle, even by the Jerusalem church. Notice here in Paul's letters he makes it clear that he is an Apostle appointed by Christ and when speaking about the foundations he does not distance his Apostleship at all. 2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. 12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. 13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong. Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:.....2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 for through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.