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Brother Stafford

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    Brother Stafford reacted to Miss Daisy in Why The Hypocrisy?   
    Oh, I'm glad I'm not the reason. I got to agree with you, we've lost quite a few good members lately. But added more Calvinists who just agree with each other. Maybe you could start an only IFB forum? Don't leave we need your knowledge and input!
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    Brother Stafford reacted to Jordan Kurecki in Why The Hypocrisy?   
    Why is that we fundamentalists reject CCM because it uses the Rock and Roll beat, yet we embrace Southern Gospel and other styles that use the same exact Piano Rhythms that were used in Ragtime, Swing and other early genres from the early 1900s.
     
    Do a study on the history of the musical genres of Ragtime, Blues, Honkey Tonk, and Boogie Woogie.
     
    I really am tired of this hypocrisy, you either must accept all genres as being valid, or you must reject all these other genres that borrow the worlds bar scene rhythms.
     
    does 50 years passing by somehow make these genres and styles that were used to promote filth somehow make these now sanctified?
     
    after studying and praying about music I've come to the conclusion that it's the rhythm of all these genres that connects them to immorality. 
     
    Our young people and others are going to see through this hypocrisy and this is going to cause us to lose any right we have to preach against CCM.
     
    You cannot preach against CCM and yet embrace Southern Gospel without being a hypocrite, and don't think just because the Southern Gospel you listen to doesn't have a drum beat and your ok, Even most of the Southern Gospel songs that don't have drums in them at all still have Ragtime Piano Rhythm. 
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from wretched in Early church eternal security   
    One thing I do avoid is referring to the Greek and Hebrew.  I have heard many people say, "A little Greek is a dangerous thing."  I am confident that the translators of the King James Bible had a far greater understanding of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic (and many other languages) than anyone alive today.  I don't think that looking up a bit of Greek or even studying it for a few years of college, prepares one for attempting to dissect the scriptures.  I do not believe the KJV to be inspired as the original texts were, but I do believe that God worked directly with the men who created the KJV.  I trust God's guidance through those men enough to not need to refer to the original languages.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Early church eternal security   
    Yes I do.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Proof of the shrinking American brain.   
    While I was watching brother Kurecki's video about abortion, he mentioned (and rebuked) the overly used pro-life argument: "It's a woman's right to choose what to do with her body."  When I heard that, a verse immediately popped into my head:
    (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? {20} For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s."
    As Christians, our bodies are not our own.  Neither a man, nor a woman, has the right to do with their bodies as they please, because we are told that we are not our own.  So, women, not only do you not have the right to kill the lives that are growing within your bodies, you most definitely do not even have the right to choose what you do with your own bodies because, "ye are not your own."  Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost that God purchased through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ.
    I used to engage in fornication, alcohol abuse, drug abuse and have had many tattoos put on my arms.  I no longer engage in any of those things (and I keep my arms covered) because, not only are those things sinful, but I do not have the right to do those things to a body that does not belong to me.  If God chooses to cause a life to grow within the belly of a woman, it is His business.  If that child lives or dies, or if the mother lives or dies, it is God's business.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from BabeinChrist in Proof of the shrinking American brain.   
    Saved, It is s simple question.  No, I have not read the articles.  I do not believe that I should be asked to read a number of lengthy articles in order to receive an answer to a simple yes or no question.  Since you cannot seem to grant such a simple and honest request, which I believe I have done in a very kind manner, without putting words into your mouth as of yet, I can only assume that you are not answering because you believe that women should, indeed, have the legal right to terminate the lives of their unborn children.  You must have some special circumstances or special justifications for believing so and you may be refusing to answer the question because you believe the answer, in the affirmative, to be complicated.
    If I read your previous posts correctly, you have only recently been baptized and, I assume, that you are a fairly new Christian (please correct me if I am wrong).  I believe that we should allow newer Christians to find their bearings and to give time to the Holy Spirit to convict them of sinful and evil thoughts and practices.  I still love you as a sister in Christ, but if you do, in fact, believe there are acceptable reasons for ending the life of an unborn child, I must inform you that you are wrong.  This is not opinion, this is fact.
    Before God even created us in the womb, He knew us.  So, when a woman becomes pregnant, the being that is growing inside of her, however small and undefined, does, indeed possess a soul. God does not create a new living thing within the body of a woman and then, sometime later, put a soul into it.
    (Jeremiah 1:5) "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."
    Please read and consider what God says about causing a woman to lose her child.
    (Exodus 21:22-25) "¶ If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. {23} And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, {24} Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, {25} Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe."
    It is at least worthy of punishment and, at most, worthy of death.  There are some subjects that are open for discussion and debate and about which we, as Christians, can hold different opinions, but the subject of abortion is not one of them.  Even in the case of saving a mother's life, it is not acceptable.
    Consider this:  Say that a mother and a baby are riding in a hot air balloon.  All of a sudden, one of the ropes, that holds the basket to the balloon, snaps, but the basket is still held secure.  Now another rope snaps.  Now another.  Now there is one rope left and the mother knows that the basket will definitely not hold the weight of both her and her child.  If you were that mother, would you throw your child out of the basket in the hope that it would save your own life?  Or would you leave your child in the basket and allow yourself to fall to a certain death; hoping the basket would hold your child?
    We are all going to die.  It's just a matter of when and how.  Dying while in the process of giving birth to a child is just one of countless ways we can die, and, I would argue, a noble way.  However, allowing a doctor to end your child's life, just so you can have a few more years or decades to live, is possibly the most selfish and despicable thing a woman could possibly do, second only to "terminating" their child for convenience or for maintaining financial comfort.
    In the case of rape, it is still evil.  The act of rape does not invalidate the life that God chose to create.  Remember, even though we may not understand everything He does, God intentionally created a life to come about as a result of that rape.  A child conceived by rape didn't somehow slip past God; He created it intentionally and to "terminate" it is to tell God that He was wrong, that He made a mistake and that the gift that He gave you is worthy of being destroyed and thrown into a dumpster.
    In the case of birth defects, it is still evil.  Remember remember remember... God created that life on purpose.  If He wants a child to be born with Downe's Syndrome or AIDS or with no legs or without working lungs, or whether or not it lives or dies, that is God's business.  He has His reasons and we have no right to second guess His decisions.  
    Talk to some abortion survivors.  Talk to some mothers who ignored the doctors and gave birth to perfectly healthy babies and survived giving birth just fine.  Doctors can be and are wrong very often.  Risk or no risk, healthy or disabled, a long life or a short one, abortion is always sinful and evil.  
    As I have said before, I love you in Christ, but, my dear sister, abortion is an abominable evil.
     
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from Invicta in The Trail of Blood   
    I'm more of a hold it in your hand, real paper book kind of fellow.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from Invicta in The Trail of Blood   
    I'm more of a hold it in your hand, real paper book kind of fellow.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from Ronda in Making America Great Again   
    That is quite precisely the point; they are specifically forbidden to preach the Gospel to the people they are being paid to help.  So, to answer your questions, Yes, they need the Gospel like anyone else, but no, it would not be beneficial to the refugees since they would not be getting the Gospel.  The "churches" that are being paid to house them and keep silent about the Gospel are whoring themselves to the U.S. government.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from John Young in Stop Lying About It!   
     
     
    Just adding my opinion here.   Unless profanity has been used, I'm not a big fan of editing posts to remove things to which people have taken offense.  I much prefer clarification, retraction and apology and leaving the original posts the way they were.   Returning to past posts to remove content disrupts continuity and makes it difficult for others to follow.  Also, I believe it is a good example to others to leave the original content and apologize/clarify/retract in a later post.  This allows others to see how appropriate and courteous resolution is to be conducted.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The Mysteries of Life and the Questions They Pose   
    Why do they call them apartments when they're all stuck together?
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:Feedback From “A Plea to the Clark Family” and “A Plea to Southern Gospel Fans”   
    Amen!
    The negative response above pretty much sums up the rest of the negative responses, even though the others wax on, ad infinitum, and in a way that warrants censorship of foul language, about how much deeply seated hatred they have for Brother Cloud; but out of their superior righteousness and love for Christ.
    I find it very telling when opponents launch vile, hateful and profane rants when a calm, collected and respectful response would suffice.  
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in The Mysteries of Life and the Questions They Pose   
    Why do they call them apartments when they're all stuck together?
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from swathdiver in Way of Life:Feedback From “A Plea to the Clark Family” and “A Plea to Southern Gospel Fans”   
    Amen!
    The negative response above pretty much sums up the rest of the negative responses, even though the others wax on, ad infinitum, and in a way that warrants censorship of foul language, about how much deeply seated hatred they have for Brother Cloud; but out of their superior righteousness and love for Christ.
    I find it very telling when opponents launch vile, hateful and profane rants when a calm, collected and respectful response would suffice.  
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    Brother Stafford reacted to swathdiver in Firearms   
    I was referring to the style, the numbers change depending on the material used and whether it's chambered just for .38 Special or for .357 Magnum as well.  
    At the range those are intended to be used for, .38 Special would be enough for me.  Those little J-Frames become uncomfortable after a while of shooting.
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    Brother Stafford reacted to Orval in Best Perennial Veggies and Fruits   
    Hello brother, If you are planting asparagus seeds you want to plant your trays this month.  If you are going to use sprouts plant in Early May.  Typically you would not harvest your bed for 3 years.  You can also plant lettuce with your asparagus and harvest the lettuce in year one.  I am not sure about the berries other than watching you tube.  lol
       
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    Brother Stafford reacted to DaveW in Firearms thread.   
    What does that even mean???????
     
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    Brother Stafford reacted to swathdiver in Woodworking   
    I enjoy working with wood as well.  Have both power tools and old school hand tools.  I'd like to become more proficient with both and switch completely to the latter as my health and strength returns.  Bought my first two box planes, one I'll use in building a pair of bookcases which will be assembled without any screws save for some finishing nails on the back to secure the wainscoting back board.  
    I'd like to give each of my children and my wife a hope (blanket) chest made in the old ways well.  I've been switching from screws to cut nails on some projects, they look so cool but I reckon none would look even better!
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from wretched in Early church eternal security   
    There are early writings; there are many of them in the King James Bible and the fragments that make up the texts from which the KJV was derived.  
    John 3:16 John 6:37 John 10:27-29 2 Corinthians 1:22 1 John 5:13 And most clearly: Romans 8:38-39 Correct me if I am wrong, but you don't seem to be considering the KJV, and its sources, valid historical writings.  
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from wretched in Early church eternal security   
    One thing I do avoid is referring to the Greek and Hebrew.  I have heard many people say, "A little Greek is a dangerous thing."  I am confident that the translators of the King James Bible had a far greater understanding of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic (and many other languages) than anyone alive today.  I don't think that looking up a bit of Greek or even studying it for a few years of college, prepares one for attempting to dissect the scriptures.  I do not believe the KJV to be inspired as the original texts were, but I do believe that God worked directly with the men who created the KJV.  I trust God's guidance through those men enough to not need to refer to the original languages.
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from wretched in Early church eternal security   
    There are early writings; there are many of them in the King James Bible and the fragments that make up the texts from which the KJV was derived.  
    John 3:16 John 6:37 John 10:27-29 2 Corinthians 1:22 1 John 5:13 And most clearly: Romans 8:38-39 Correct me if I am wrong, but you don't seem to be considering the KJV, and its sources, valid historical writings.  
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    Brother Stafford got a reaction from 1Timothy115 in Beauty and the Beast (2017)   
    I am sure you are all aware that a new version of the disgusting story of Beauty and the Beast has been released.  Aside from it being a love story, involving bestiality and magic, being marketed toward children, it now, reportedly, includes a sodomitic subplot.  
    On a hunch, I decided to look up this director, Bill Condon.  Apparently, the director of the latest children's film by Disney is directed by an open and proud sodomite.  I found an interview of him with a sodomite travel magazine called "Passport."  In it, he is asked:
    Passport: What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?
    Condon: "I wish I could say I’m like Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days. So it’s figuring out how to get online."
    Apparently, actor Ian McKellen (also an open and proud sodomite), when staying in hotel rooms, tears out the pages of the Bible that speak against sodomy.  Condon admires this practice and wishes to follow suit, but can't' seem to stay in hotels that have Bibles.
    Take a look at his Wikipedia page and look at the films he has directed and written.  They are filthy murder and horror films and one of them is Kinsey; a film about the man who developed the field of "sexology" and which is pornographic.  I say again, Disney has chosen this vile man to direct a film for children and is bringing his sodomitic views into the world of children.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Condon
    We need to share this information with Christians who are still asleep and still believe that Disney is not dangerous.
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    Brother Stafford reacted to 1611mac in Firearms   
    Wow.. do you have to wear boxing gloves 24/7 too so you can't poke someone in eye?
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    Brother Stafford reacted to 1Timothy115 in Firearms   
    My mother used to have one of those before she had to go into skilled nursing facility.
    But seriously...
    We had a local church men's security meeting not long ago. There were police from two separate cities in our area providing information. He sure woke us up to the drug problem, personal/home security (awareness), and local church facilities security. I asked one of them about those situational training sessions and he said that awareness and a state of alertness are just as good. I'm still interested in attending one of the security/situational training sessions. I have some things to take care of before I can but, I intend to find one  which includes inside building and outside building situations. You should be running scenarios with your wife or spouse in house with weapons
    Also, they said no matter if you carry a weapon or not, you should carry pepper spray. No matter how much target/hunting you do pepper spray can give you the time to either flee the situation or position yourself to meet the continued threat. Further, its great to be familiar with state carry laws if you travel through the states, but have USCCA too.
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    Brother Stafford reacted to heartstrings in Firearms   
    no here. I would like to when I get a round tuit 

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