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    Bible, Family, Church, Evangelism, Rifle and pistol target shooting, 4 wheel'n, fishing, hunting, Ohio State Football watch'n.
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    Saved by grace through faith Nov. 9, 1980 Tabernacle Baptist Church, Va. Bch., Va., Rodney Bell Pastor.

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  1. I would like to go in cooler weather.
  2. HOW TO BRING MEN TO CHRIST BY R. A. TORREY Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1893 by Fleming H. Revell Company In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington D. C. (2017) The Project Gutenberg EBook of How to bring men to Christ, by R. A. Torrey, May 1, 2016, from www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/ [EBook #51931] Distractions to sharing the Gospel did not have as many means in the late 1800s as we do today but, I think the book is as valid today as it was when published. Read the entire book and especially Chapter 13. CHAPTER XIII. THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT I. What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? 2. It is an operation of The Holy Spirit separate from His regenerating work."
  3. I have an Uncle who passed away as a Roman Catholic. He was living a very great distance from me and I had no means to go see him. When he was nearing death I drafted a letter to him explaining God's simple plan of salvation. I addressed the envelope and attached the stamp but never had peace about sending it. I carried that letter for many years, in my Bible, finally I got rid of it. Praise God for His forgiveness, praise Jesus Christ for His gift of salvation to me. Praise God that He allows us to pass by trials and go on to great service for His glory. Its now some 30 years later. Every opportunity to share the truth of Jesus Christ with family I take it. I think God used this incident in my life to embolden me to share the Gospel with other family. God isn't finished with me yet and He has work for me to do. In the case of my Uncle, I wasn't prepared. I was and am saved, no doubt, but there was something preventing me. I had no enduement of power from the Holy Spirit for this particular task. You know how Paul, in Acts 16:6-9 , was prevented from going into Asia by the Holy Spirit, but was sent into Europe instead. Because of this, the Gospel traveled into Europe and across the ocean to you and I. Paul, as prepared as He was by our Lord Jesus Christ; would have failed to spread the Gospel without the Holy Spirit. I don't know that you weren't totally prepared. I don't know that you were prevented by the Holy Spirit. I do know that God loves you and has something specially prepared for you when you are ready. God knows when we are ready.
  4. I thought Samsung just came out with a new one...these things are changing almost minute by minute. I really thought I would find a salute to the cell phone in your post. But really, the thought never crossed my mind before how the complexity of the cell and it's functions never change.
  5. Hi Jacquelin. I've never met a pastor who had enough folks involved in the ministry at a local church. I see you've selected IFB in your profile. Have you been saved very long? How long have you been at your local church? Hi samuel1980, According to the Bible faith comes from hearing the word of God. Do you have a local church, preferably a local Independent Baptist Church? If you don't know about a local church then you may have to tell us where you live so we can help you find one.
  6. I'll be praying.
  7. "we do not know for sure when the church actually was finished" Don't you mean... We do not know when the church actually will be finished, so, onward Christian Soldier.
  8. Have you looked at the OT references to God's Word (particularly with reference to Christ) and then looked at Jesus Christ's confirmation (by use) of these OT scriptures? I do not believe God's own Son would allow the kind of misrepresentation you are saying would be objected to by non-believers. What it comes down to in your particular case is scripture in the NT... Faith... Hebrews 11:6 . God would not leave us without truth about Himself... Isaiah 40:8 and 1 Peter 1:24 . Finally our Lord's testimony Matthew 24:35 . John 5:39 "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." We know that Christ confirmed the OT by quotation on so many occasions and we know the OT was preserved by the Jews. You may never be able to convince a willful nonbeliever so leave them with something like Torrey recommended... "Give a pointed passage of scripture and let it talk for itself and then allow them time to reflect upon it. Mark 16:16 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Prov. 29:1 “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.""
  9. I like everything you put forward as proof. I just wanted to mention if God wanted to use the Roman Church for preservation of His word He could.
  10. Baptists except science just not the mythology (i.e. warm little pond and matter without energy) kind. God gives wisdom to men for His own glory not to men to advance their own glory. For example God giving medical knowledge to men is a science we can accept. Sadly, too many give the doctor or surgeon the praise belonging to God.
  11. God can use all kinds of reprobates and/or heathens to do His will and/or preserve His word. Throughout both the Old and New Testament men like Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod, and the Roman Pilate were used by God to carry out His will. Some of them attempted to wipe out the history of God, His Word, and even His people. Because of Rome men were driven into hiding in caves and remote desert places where the ancient manuscripts of both OT and NT were preserved. So, even the Roman Church was used to carry the scriptures through the wilderness of time where she thought no one but her would be allowed to read and interpret. However, the contrivances and "devices of the crafty" can be and were disappointed by God's will. The Emperor-Priests of Rome had no idea how the truth would spread and lead to Bibles published in the tongues of every nation. 2 Peter 1:20 "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation."
  12. This one... http://old.paulann.org/ because it emerged to http://paulann.org/aboutourchurch/ they've taken down the old sign that used to say 'Paulann Baptist'. They are the definition of emergent church. I felt a little strange calling them out but I think a warning is due.
  13. Coniferous Rex! What else
  14. Welcome aboard. As long as you're sincere and I'll trust you for that. I think you'll receive reasonable responses based on God's Word alone.
  15. Hey I have a dying coniferous in front of my house.