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John Young

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John Young last won the day on June 25 2016

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    Spokane Valley, WA
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    Bible Truth, Serving God, Being a Godly Husband.
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  1. Was Simon the Sorcerer saved?

    I had a good time preaching this a few weeks ago. The text says he is a believer but that he desired a power that did not belong to him and was becoming bitter. Its similar to a lot of Christians who want to serve God in certain ways or in a certain office but are not qualified to serve in that way. We get our term Simony (the buying of church offices) because of Simon.
  2. The Sinner's Prayer/ Asking Jesus into your heart

    While "Ask Jesus into your heart" can be considered poor terminology, I do not think it is bad theology. I believe its is based on this passage Galatians 4:6-7 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Giving it this sense that the sinner becomes a Child of God by God sending forth the Spirit into our hearts, it is not wrong, when paired with a clear gospel message, to ask God, in prayer, to give us His Spirit and make us His child.
  3. Activity on Online Baptist

    Same thing here. Its a good problem to have I guess!
  4. Revelation Bible Study.

    I'm still interested in doing one but I doubt it will be any time soon. I currently still have several other projects I'm working on for church that I have to finish before I can get to It. I will also be working on a larger project on "The Word". Basically how God transmits His Word by the Spirit to Spirit filled Men who speak and write it down, and how God preserves it for every generation, and how the devil tries to corrupt the Word, how many modern bible versions ignore how God's proper transmission methods, etc. I may integrate the study on the various terms into that study. The particular study referenced would be how the Bible uses those particular terms rather then how men use them generically.
  5. mental health and other things

    I'm not sure about your medical situation but I know how taxing they can be. Just remember, even with the complicated situations, there are people who care and you are not alone. There are people willing to help and there are programs and alternative ways to get the medical help you need. Even in this forum, what little advice we can give online, we can try to help you work through your situation and options if you need it. God bless!
  6. Browser

    You can try reinstalling it as the download or install may have not completed properly the first time. Just be sure to follow all instructions and not to use your computer or programs for other things as not to interrupt the download and install. If it does not work the second time then you may have other issues that only a computer savvy friend can help with directly.
  7. Daily Genesis

    Scientific facts and the scriptures are allies and go together beautifully. Unproven scientific theories which disregard the proven scriptures can be disregarded for consideration as they are allies of nothing. Facts, whither bible or scientific, should never be subject to theories and whims of man.
  8. Browser

    Chrome or FireFox are the best. I like chrome because it is easy to use and reliable in every thing I do online. FireFox is the best reliable browser if you are concerned with privacy. (google like to spy on you) Chrome link: https://www.google.com/chrome/ FireFox link: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
  9. Daily Genesis

    Not to mention the use of "AND" to start every sentence and clause. Indicating that it is one contentious event with no gaps in time.
  10. Bible College

    What Bible College did you attend? Heartland Baptist Bible College Did you graduate? What was your Major? Yes. Missions at first but switched to Pastoral. What years did you attend? 2002-2008 What did you like best about the college? They were strong on Biblical doctrines, KJV, Baptist Faith, and many of the teachers were long time (current and retired) piratical ministers in their field of teaching. What did you least like about the college? They operate too much like a secular college, over emphasized the one year bible certificate, they started hiring their best graduates just after they graduated and used non-baptist martial for some of the classes (every book except the KJV bible had a disclaimer from the college in it). Would you recommend that school now? Yes. Its still useful for finding a good wife and networking. In your opinion, did the school properly train you for the ministry? In some ways they did but in some practical ways they did not. I personally feel that I would have been better served to learn a trade while training under a local pastor rather than going to a college. As I consider the college format in general, in light of the biblical methods, I do not think its the best way to train men for the ministry.
  11. Accurate Bible translations

    I agree. The NKJV is a far second to the KJV but the notes are pretty much just a running smear campaign to the reader on why the KJV is flawed and they should stop reading their NKJ version and just go out and buy a "superior" version like the ESV. One is hard pressed to actually find a beneficial note in it. There are a few custom "KJV for the 21st century" that are online that attempt to update grammar, spelling, and the occasional word, but I have not found the need to investigate them. I think its better just to stick with the 1769 update of our 1611 KJV and then get a KJV friendly dictionary for the occasional word that you may not understand. Its much more beneficial that we update our personal vocabulary than always be searching for the "latest and greatest" bible.
  12. Where do we draw the line for IFB?

    We're all Independent Churches and Christians. Start using the UCB to describe yourself and encourage your church to uses it. (No one can or is going to stop you) Then see if other churches and people will be "moved" to use the title as well! "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." and all that..... Jul. O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. 40 Rom. [Aside.] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? Jul. ’Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself though, not a Montague. What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part 45 Belonging to a man. O! be some other name: What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, Retain that dear perfection which he owes 50 Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name; And for that name, which is no part of thee, Take all myself. Rom. I take thee at thy word. Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptiz’d; 55 Henceforth I never will be Romeo. Jul. What man art thou, that, thus be-screen’d in night, So stumblest on my counsel? Rom. By a name I know not how to tell thee who I am: 60 My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself, Because it is an enemy to thee: Had I it written, I would tear the word. Jul. My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words Of that tongue’s uttering, yet I know the sound: 65 Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague? Rom. Neither, fair maid, if either thee dislike. Jul. How cam’st thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?
  13. If you have one practical tip you can share

    My advice would be to: Realize that you are not door knocking to "get results" but that you are going in order to give the person an opportunity to hear the Gospel in obedience to the Great Commission. Plant and water whatever ground you find and in due time God will give the increase and build His church. Door knocking is hard and takes resolve because it is the most direct means of informing and calling each individual to make a decision, which most people want to put off and not think about for as long as possible, but the time of "winking" is over and all need to come to grips with the call. That is why we go. Acts 17:30-31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
  14. The Pastor Scott Markle Information Thread

    This may be true. However, It has not yet faced the refiners fire of Pastor Scott Markle.......Perhaps there may be some dross that will need to be scraped away....For example, the printing errors perhaps of #6.... Isaiah 48:6-8 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. 7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them. 8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb. Isaiah 48:9-11 For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. 10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. 11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
  15. The Pastor Scott Markle Information Thread

    Yep. I have experienced this point on the forum and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Yet it makes for a long process when one is eagerly (and genuinely) awaiting the concluding answer......... fun times, No hurry....