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#397250 What Does Repentence Mean?

Posted by heartstrings on 17 December 2014 - 06:05 PM

Works will result from true repentance; but repentance can only take place in the heart and only by free will.


Maybe this will explain better: repentance can't happen without turning to Jesus in faith.. I've heard some say that you "Take God's side against yourself".


See Luke 18:13. You will find, in this verse, a man dealing with sin, righteousness and judgment.

#396870 Sheep, Shepherd, Or Wolf?

Posted by heartstrings on 12 December 2014 - 12:23 PM

You're evidently not from a rural area. :)

Here, try this....




Many, many years ago when I was twenty three
I was married to a Wider[widow] who was purty[pretty] as could be
This Wider had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and soon they two were wed

This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
My daughter was my mother cause she was my father's wife
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad

And so became my uncle though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle then that also made him brother
Of the Wider's grown up daughter who of course was my step-mother


I'm my own grampa,
I'm my own grampa
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
I'm my own grampa



My father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my granchild for he was my daughters son
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife she's my grandmother too


I'm my own grampa,
I'm my own grampa
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
I'm my own grampa


Now if my wife is my grandmother then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
For now I have become strangest case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother I'm my own grampa


I'm my own grampa,
I'm my own grampa
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
I'm my own grampa

#396553 Really?

Posted by heartstrings on 09 December 2014 - 11:05 AM

Yes, Dave, we know about the "SR71's", "U2's", satellites, drones, "google earth" and all that stuff. I just don't like the idea of any socio/communist/totalitarians in my government, buddying up with the Russkies, the Chinese or whoever.

#396543 Really?

Posted by heartstrings on 09 December 2014 - 10:22 AM

I think I could speak for a huge number of Americans, as well as myself: We don't want no Russkies flying over our back yards; thank you very much. :knuppel:

Some nitwits in the US Government came up with the brilliant idea; not us.

#396520 Really?

Posted by heartstrings on 08 December 2014 - 11:15 PM

I'm dumbfounded....



#396514 ...honour The King,

Posted by heartstrings on 08 December 2014 - 10:08 PM

Somebody mentioned freewill.


Proverbs 21

1The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.


Methinks verse 1 may be speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ. We all usually do what is right in our own eyes but Jesus is the only King whose heart is completely given over to and controlled by God's will. The only times, I believe, that God would completely control any man's heart is when that person allows himself to be filled with the Holy Spirit.


Proverbs 16:9

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.


God is in control of the "steps" and the outcome and He indeed allows wicked devices to come to pass. But, being Mr. Obama is "a man", it was his heart which devised his own way: It was he alone who decided to do things like voting for "partial birth abortion" when he was a senator, and to continue to support things like Sodomite marriage now.  God allows Mr. Obama freewill just like He does everybody else. \

#394041 David Cloud

Posted by heartstrings on 19 November 2014 - 11:43 AM

Don't good pastors "reprove and rebuke" their people quite often? Didn't Paul do the same to other men of God? Don't those who dish it out need it once in a while too? Doesn't the Bible say something about those who "despise reproof"? And doesn't judgment "begin at the house of God"?

#393975 Matthew 24

Posted by heartstrings on 18 November 2014 - 12:03 AM

He was talking to his disciples privately. The message is inherently for the Jews, but it is a message for all to hear.


All of the signs that Jesus Christ said to watch for didn't happen during the disciples' lives. In fact, some of the disciples died shortly thereafter...Judas Iscariot and James (John's brother). Yes, Judas Iscariot was there during Matthew 24. If the message ONLY applied to the disciples, yet Judas and James died, does that mean Matthew 24 happened BEFORE Judas killed himself? Did Matthew 24 happen BEFORE James was killed by Herod? Or does Jesus' prophecy get "a pass" as far as they are concerned?


The Lord also said that "they" would be delivered up to be afflicted AND killed...and then he goes into a whole other set of signs for "them" to watch for. How could "they" watch for these other signs if they were dead?


He was talking to his disciples privately. The message is inherently for the Jews, but it is a message for all to hear.


Otherwise, when Christ told Nicodemus, "Ye must be born again." (and all that pertains to that), only Nicodemus could be born again since that's whoi Christ was talking to.  :scratchchin:

He was speaking physically to the disciples privately, but I believe it was meant for all disciples (believers) then, and those of the church age. And though he was speaking to Nicodemus alone, it was of course addressed directly to everyone because "ye" is a plural pronoun in the KJB.

#393673 Sheep, Shepherd, Or Wolf?

Posted by heartstrings on 12 November 2014 - 11:51 AM

Oh yes, I forgot to mention; Many wolves use a King James Bible exclusively too. This gives them no merit. Actually it's more deceptive for us and dangerous for them because they are adding to and taking away from God's Word, False witnesses against God is what they are. God hates it and sheep flee from it. Bennie Hinn also uses a King James too as do many of the Pentecostals, in my community, who teach a works salvation out of it. One can "defend" the King James all they want to while not even knowing the God of the King James. His name is Jesus Christ and He is the only Way, the Truth and the Life,

#393671 Sheep, Shepherd, Or Wolf?

Posted by heartstrings on 12 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

According to Ruckman's teaching on abortion, It's not a person "until it breathes" and abortion is justifiable after rape....

**WARNING** Graphic images in this video...I would recommend audio only, and I am not posting this as an endorsement of Kent Hovind


Married 3 times and still "preaching", teaches that one can be saved by works after the rapture, and foul language seems to be OK. It doesn't matter how many "PHD's" a man has; if he teaches heresy, he's a wolf....

#393600 Why King James Only?

Posted by heartstrings on 11 November 2014 - 02:27 PM

I have been following this whole thread from beginning to end. I have refrained from posting numerous times simply because my thoughts and convictions stray from Jordan’s original question.


But now, after much prayer and thought, I feel I must post the burden that The Lord has laid on my heart.


This thread has drifted from the original topic to posts about who follows who; why others are wrong; (Riplinger, Ruckman) and others. And I just keep coming back to the “why” of it all. Let me lay it out plainly since what I have said so far is obscure.


I guess this will come in the form of questions. Why do so many feel the need to read after men or women that they don’t know personally, or who have ministries outside of their own church?


Are your churches so weak that you are not being fed proper spiritual food? The local church is, or should be, the place where we are fed, where we grow in Grace and love toward our God and our brethren. There is no substitute for the local church.


Paul says this about the local church: 1Tim. 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. If we believe God’s inspired Word why do some feel the need to seek it elsewhere? If our churches are what they should be, why waste our time and resources elsewhere?


2Thes. 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.


Now I know that someone will say that they are just defending the KJV. But this issue goes far beyond this concept. There are false teachers and preachers world wide, does that mean we have to address each one? I think not! 2Tim. 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. Simply put; God is able!


I am not saying that these things should not be addressed; they certainly should be as they pertain to our own churches. But why go outside to look for windmills to tilt at? Do we who comprise a local Church of the Living God not have enough to do to keep ourselves pure; preach the Gospel; teach our own people; visit the sick; study; pray?


Brothers and sisters, I will end by encouraging each one to fully support your local church by your attendance, prayers and care one for another. Rebuke false teaching in your midst, but don’t get all caught up in the errors of others. It is not profitable. The local church needs you and all of your heart, mind and soul.


God bless you as you serve Him.

 I think it is necessary that we know what the false doctrines are and who the false teachers are. Paul warned of them and even named names. The 'grievous wolves' can and will, the first chance they get.

#393538 On Slavery

Posted by heartstrings on 10 November 2014 - 09:31 PM

The Constitution and 2nd Amendment are violated daily. Under the 2nd Amendment, the federal government has absolutely no authority to regulate, legislate or in any other way hinder a citizen from having and carrying arms yet there are a myriad of federal laws that violate this.


Depending upon where one wants to buy and own land, there can be many hurdles to such based upon federal, State or local laws. In a nearby small city it's even illegal to do any interior work on a private home without obtaining permission from the city and obtaining (paying for) a permit. Land and homes are confiscated for economic reasons, because of EPA regulations, the endangered species act, etc. Fail to pay property taxes and one quickly discovers they have only been renting the property from the government who seizes the property and sells it.


What we call freedom today our ancestors called slavery and tyranny.

Yes, those things are true.

Vote and pray

2 Chronicles 7:14

#393508 Why King James Only?

Posted by heartstrings on 10 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

Why are you King James only?


I wasn't there when they translated the "Textus Receptus". I don't [personally know the men who translated the 1611 KJB. But I believe that Jesus is The Word of John chapter one, and the King of Glory of Psalm 24, the Shepherd of Psalm 23 and I the powerful Voice of Psalm 29 whose Spirit moved over my heart and shook my wilderness, broke my prideful heart. divided the flames of fire and I have never been the same. He is the Bridegroom of Psalm 19 whose Law is perfect, and His word is PRESERVED the Bible says and  I can testify assuredly. with the officers in John 7:46 who said "never man spake like this man" . Those are just a few of the reasons I believe the King James Bible is the "Very pure" word for my ears.

#393490 On Slavery

Posted by heartstrings on 10 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

 Thank God for our Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. Our fighting men fought and died so we could live in a free country. where you can still own real estate, say what you want, go where you want, own and carry weapons,  go to the Church of your choice, vote, and if you're tired of working for someone else, you can start your own business.. Many people are slaves to alot of things, mostly their/our own sin. But real freedom is found in Jesus Christ, no matter where you are or what your government does. Thank God for America. Thank Him for our troops and our Veterans. We could all be speaking German, Japanese, or Russian, or we could be like those poor folks in North Korea who must worship the "Dear Leader", or suffer being imprisoned in a work camp or executed for things much more trivial than any of the freedoms listed above.

#392301 Paul Chappell - Doctrine Still Matters: What’S Wrong With Hillsong?

Posted by heartstrings on 28 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

Over the years, many have spoken out against Hillsong. The overall assessment I have heard has centered on music issuesspecifically their CCM style. Sometimes we critique an area that may be worthy of attention (after all, music is a powerful, important part of worship and worthy of concern), but we can miss the larger picture and the deeper issues. Thus we condemn a ministry for an expression of a deeper issue rather than identifying and separating from the real issue(s).


Really? Reminds me of a sermon I once heard............ it's "the little foxes that spoil the vines". The major issues should be obvious, but the major issues sneak in after the minor ones become accepted just a little at a time.

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