I was saved on May 11, 1986 at the Berean Baptist Church. I am a sign artist/graphics designer by trade. http://www.webbsignworks.com. My family and I play acoustic gospel music and raise sheep on our farm in NW Florida.
Group*Independent Fundamental Baptist
Member TitleHe shall feed his flock like a shepherd....
When our first son was born, I named him Joshua and a lady at our church, upon hearing this, said "you named him the same as Jesus in the OT". I didn't argue with her but I was thinking "no, I named him Joshua". If the Lord had wanted the King James translators to call the OT person "Jesus", or the Lord, "Joshua". I believe it would be in there . No, I don't believe it's right to name your kid "Jesus", I don't care it you do pronounce it 'Hay soos". I think the highly exalted "name which is above every name" is holy and belongs to the King of Glory.
Phil;ippians 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
One of the weaknesses within the SBC is it's inability to get member churches to comply with the stated positions of the SBC. There is also a problem in dealing with churches which reach a point they should be ejected from the SBC.
This is one of the areas the SBC should attempt to address and correct, at least to the point where they establish a set of foundational principles that must be adhered to by churches within the SBC and if a member church violates one (or more) of those foundational principles they should receive a personal visit from the president and a couple others (or a small group established to deal with such) which can speak to the leader(s) of the violating church and attempt to help them see biblical reason and make correction. If the church refuses to restore biblical correctness in line with the foundational principles they should be quickly expelled.Our
That's because individual SBC's are really autonomous.
This is one of the areas the SBC should attempt to address and correct, at least to the point where they establish a set of foundational principles that must be adhered to by churches within the SBC
Then it would be more like organized religion...more like Catholicism.
Our daughter cooks, makes jewelry, tends to her flower garden, makes 'scrapbooks', wears dresses, goes to the beauty parlour, plays with babies, wears ear rings, and acts like a lady. Both of our boys love to bowhunt, gun-hunt, bowfish, frog gig, alligator hunt, skin snakes, drive pickup trucks, operate power tools, cut wood, and do the 'man stuff'...and they wear britches but no ear rings *** Kids need a mama to learn the girly stuff and daddy to teach the man stuff. And when you have a sissy dad who won't lead (or who isn't around) or a mom who 'wears the britches', it's a recipe for trouble any way you look at it.
***not saying those are the only 'man things' but you know what I mean.
I left a church, three years ago, where the pastor had been reciting, almost word for word, the sermons of John Piper, When I confronted him, he scolded me, accusing me of accusing him of 'stealing sermons' when that wasn't my contention at all , He denied being Calvinist while defending Piper, but I read on his blog later where he admitted delving into Calvinism. Our church had a mentality that speaking against or even disagreeing with, a pastor was 'touching God's anointed" but falsely accusing a layman was OK. So, the question I would have, as a member of an actual church, not just an internet forum, is: Would my church permit someone like Covenanter, Invicta, or Genevan to preach behind it's pulpit or teach a Sunday School class?
Selective prophecies ! They did receive the land, & defiled it as Scripture records.
How about Gen. 12:3 or Micah 2:1-7 or Hosea 6:6 quoted by the Lord in Mat. 9:13 Mark 12:9 ????
Have the commandments been repealed in Israel, so that stealing is now OK? Have the rulers of Israel now recognised their Messiah, & are they beginning to implement Isa. 11:9-10 ? Is the Gospel now closed to the Gentiles? Has the middle wall of partition been re-erected? Eph. 2:13-22 The continuing practise of injustice will not endear them them to the LORD, nor is it evidence of the LORD's favour.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 1:3
Covenanter, I was saved back on May 11, 1986 but have sinned a good many times since then. You have too. God Almighty made a covenant with his people Israel as a BLESSING to all of us; Jew and Gentile alike, and He has not forsaken them. Remember the 'six day war'? I believe God did that too.....and I read something in my KJB about the mighty King of Glory, the Lord of hosts, the Lord Jesus wiping out all those who come to destroy Israel. God is not finished with them. The land of Israel, as defined in the Word of God, still belongs to them 'forever', I believe the Bible says.
Hated my time in Fla but Pensacola is not a good representation of Fla (nor is Miami, Orlando, Tampa, etc). To visit the Real Fla go to Two Egg, Chipley, Jay, Perry, Walnut Hill, Ebro, Graceville, etc.
We live near Wausau but my business/office is near Chipley and we have a Chipley address. I sometimes sell my sheep at Graceville and my MIL lives near Jay. A really big "city" for us is Panama City or Dothan, AL. We are from some of the original "Florida Crackers". My great great great grandpa fought for the confederacy and lost two of his three sons in the war. One died in battle at Chickamauga and the other died in a prison camp. When the war was over, my 3xgreat grandpa became a Baptist preacher. The story is told that my 2x great grandpa Bauldin, the only son he had left, hid in a well to avoid conscription; he was said to be14 at the time. They have Grandpa Bauldin's log house at a museum in Panama City....