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#264971 What is a Ruckmanite

Posted by heartstrings on 14 February 2011 - 02:00 PM

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Listen to the doctrine,
does it uplift the speaker, or uplift Jesus? John 7:17

Try the Spirit
1 John 4:1-6 Beloved, believe not every spirit.............
You see, a MAN can say anything with his mouth..... for example; Benny Hinn even has the plan of salvation on his webpage.
But what does the SPIRIT behind the man say? Does it really lift up Jesus or deny him?

Inspect the fruit and observe the nature.
The tree can look good, but when the fruit comes out, it is what it is. And it can look exactly like a sheep, but sooner or later, the wolf is going to reveal his true nature, and that won't be a pretty sight. Matthew 7:15-20

#263558 The Invisible Church?

Posted by heartstrings on 19 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

How many wives will Christ have?

#259664 Dating My Daughter

Posted by heartstrings on 30 November 2010 - 01:40 PM

So you are all saying that rule applies now that your children have reached 21 years of age? Sorry, but at 21 they are now adults and you are overstepping your God given mandate.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD......

The Word of God gives no age limit to a child obeying and honouring their parents; it simply says:
Children obey your parents..........Ephesians 6:1, Colossians 3:20
Honour thy father and mother.......Ephesians 6:2

I see nothing in the Word of God about "18" "21" or any age limit for that matter. Our daughter is 24 and I can tell you that I would not trade her for any other daughter as she is a godly young lady and does not rebel against our authority. She is being courted by our Pastor's son and she honours her mother and i very much.

#258623 The "sons of God"

Posted by heartstrings on 15 November 2010 - 02:06 PM

Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. 14.............that I may................ lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16)

1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold[b], I lay in Sion a chief corner stone
, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

Notice God does not ask Job if Job existed when the foundations or the cornerstone were laid; He asks
"where wast thou?" And God does not operate within the confines of time. Many things are spoken of in the Bible in the past tense when they really have not happened yet. Just an observation since this physical planet is a sphere, with a molten core and does not have a physical "cornerstone". I don't think it's speaking of planet earth; I think it's speaking of laying the cornerstone in Zion...the Lord Jesus Christ ; because when that happens in the future, Job WILL be there and "all the sons of God" (beleivers) will be there. Take it or leave it. It's just a theory. :twocents:

#258504 The "sons of God"

Posted by heartstrings on 14 November 2010 - 02:20 AM

Genesis 5 gives the geneaology of the named individuals in the very lineage of Jesus Christ. Two of these individuals(Enoch and Noah) are described as "walking with God". A person who "walks with God" is someone who is led by the Spirit of God. Romans 8:14. Now read John chapter 1 about the "Word" being "in the beginning". Also read in Genesis chapter 4 about "men began to call upon the name of the Lord" Then read John 1:12. Put that all together comparing scripture with scripture and you should be able to see that the named individuals in Genesis 5 were believers who called upon the name of the Lord (John 1:12) and therefore they were sons of God.

The first part of Genesis six, then, describes what was going on "in those days" and Jesus also tells what was going on as well: They were "marrying and giving in marriage" Matthew 24:38. The "sons of God"(beleivers) were marrying wives..plural.......Now notice that Genesis 6 merely makes a statement "there were Giants". This is nothing supernatural; they were simply tall people. Remember this was written by Moses tot he children of Israel who also encountered Giants AFTER the flood. Genesis 6 does NOT say that these "Giants" were the offspring of the "sons of God"... It does not.
Back to what I was saying; these beleivers married wives, lived for hundreds of years, no doubt living until their own progeny had spanned several generations. Imagine bouncing your great, great, great, great, great, great.................grandchildren on your knee.
Now zero in on just one of these beleivers; the last living the year the flood came. His name was Methuselah and he lived 969 years. The Bible seems to indicate that these named beleivers were polygamists. Genesis 6:2 and Matthew 24:38 But even If Methuselah had only married just one wife, his progeny would have multipled into a NATION before the end of his lifetime. Being the patriarch of a huge nation, Methuselah would have been a very "renowned" and powerful man indeed and his huge clan would have been a force to be reckoned with during a time of "violence"....just like the Giants who were also living "in those days".

Now notice that one of these "sons of God", Noah, is "perfect in his generations". To get the proper useage of this word, look at the first part of Genesis 5....What were the Generations of Noah? They were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Noah being a preacher BTW, was the "Husband of one wife", his wife was no doubt a beleiver (he was not unequally yoked with an unbeleiver). and he begat all his children by that one wife. Noah was not caught up in the "marrying and giving in marriage". He was absolutely perfect in how he "generated". The "sons of God", therefore, were simply beleivers and most of these were yoking up with the World....but two of them(Noah and Enoch) did not. :twocents:

#257224 American Revolution: Biblical or Not?

Posted by heartstrings on 26 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

Abraham seceded from Ur of the Chaldees. Israel seceded from Egypt. Technically, you could contradict that but, the fact is, they picked up and left. Some Europeans left their homelands to worship freely in a new territitory that might have been claimed by England, but really belonged to the Indians. Over time, these folks began to develop a separate identity from their former countrymen in England, Germany, Holland etc. King George was a tyrant, my friends, pure and simple. We all look with disgust at a men like Hitler, Mao, or Saddam Hussein and call those dictators but, back in King George's time, they would have just been a considered typical kings. The "Revolutionary War" wasn't a revolution at all; it was a struggle for independence by people who had already left "sovereign countries" to start new lives in an occupied territory which was in the process of being taken away from its former inhabitants.

#256642 Repentance as a wordly pastime

Posted by heartstrings on 18 October 2010 - 04:58 PM

Why do you keep saying "Godly sorrow works revenge"? That's not biblical.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

You are only hurting yourself by accusing me of promoting a false gospel. Repentence is biblical. I keep telling you that repentence is not something you DO...it is something you believe.

True Faith is only made possible by God
God has given to every man the measure of faith...Romans 12:3
Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God... Romans 10:17

There is nothing to boast about, sir. God sent His only son to die, be buried, and rise again. It is the finished work of Calvary that saves sinners. You are a sinner, I am a sinner, we are all sinners. There is NOTHING good in any of us. The only thing we are required to do is believe on God's son, to save us from our sin. "Believing" is not a work. But you must either choose or reject the Lord Jesus Christ, in your heart, to do so. Do you not understand?

#256524 Repentance as a wordly pastime

Posted by heartstrings on 16 October 2010 - 02:02 PM

Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Sir, the devils believe in the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, the second coming, they really beleive. They know their fate in Hell. But there is one difference; They will never trust Jesus as their only hope. Benny Hinn has the plan of salvation given on his website, sir, complete with King James Bible references. Do you think Benny is saved? We You see...you can believe there IS a Jesus all you want to, but until you are willing to admit you are wrong, God is right, and give your heart to Him, you will die and bust Hell wide open. In order to be saved, there must be something to be saved FROM. And that something is your dirty rotten sin nature. If you simply beleive Jesus exists but think that you are reallya good person, and that your good works are sufficient, you haven't really beleived on Jesus. You are not born again. You are like the ones in verses 22 and 23. Like I said, rpentence is BELIEVENG, you are a sinner, deserving punishment,and simply turning to Jesus, putting your trust in Him. It is not a "work" it is a beleif in the heart. It's not "confessing" all your sins, although some may do that. If I had to confess all mys sins to get saved, I would be old and grey before I finished. Repentence is also an on going process in the life of a beleiver.

#256030 Tools for the married woman

Posted by heartstrings on 11 October 2010 - 09:30 PM

Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

#254496 Article on "Once Saved, Always Saved!"

Posted by heartstrings on 20 September 2010 - 02:40 PM

Romans 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Not only that but God is my Father...and I am His son....
When my earthly father begat me, I inherited his likeness, his characteristics, his nature, his wealth, his name, and there is nothing which can change the fact that I am his biological son. I will always be his son. It's the same with my Heavenly Father. When He begets you, you are His son and nothing you can do will change that.

When a person shows no signs of change after being "born again" do you just assume they didn't have saving faith? Or, do you accept their salvation based on their moment of possible belief?

Like John 81 says, the only way I can assume another person is saved is by seeing a change in their life, or the fruit of the Spirit working and bearing witness to me.
I can see a change in their life, but I can't see into their heart; only God can do that. But I can be certain of my own salvation because I was there when Jesus came into my heart, and I know what He did for me. The people in the church house could hear me tearfully cry out "Jesus!" as I hurried to the altar, but only He and I knew that He filled me with His Spirit. So really, they had to see a change in my life as well.

I guess we both agree then that a change of some magnitude must take place. Without change, I fear for that soul hanging on by a "prayer" .... it's never just a prayer alone, but the repentance that leads to the prayer. Without repentance I can't see genuine salvation. One must see the error in their ways and want to change.

I guess that is where I bunt heads with some of the eternal security folks. They look at the Bible and see an absolute moment of rebirth. A date. A time. I don't disagree that it's faith alone that saves, but the Bible shows many times where head knowledge won't get you far. It's a genuine moment of rebirth where one sees the need to trust Christ alone and nothing else. And at that moment the insides are changed and the child of God starts a journey along with the Holy Spirit. That child will never be separated from God. But, I see an earthly hand reaching our for a gift with a stipulation attached. God says to love him and keep his commandments and that faith without works is dead. If someone seeks God and starts the walk but then suddenly stops and has zero works and zero love for God I believe the Bible says they are still lost. Some say they had no saving faith, but it's not about a moment of salvation but about a beginning that must grow.

Some are strong in their faith and they grew from being a babe in Christ. Others just seem to stagnate. I fear for the unchanged "Christian" because I believe God reached out, He saved them, and then they rejected him in their infant state. They didn't build on a rock. They were seed on bad soil. I don't know how long God gives the babe in Christ, but if they don't start to grow I fear for them. I believe the speck of saving faith is small, just so one trust Christ alone and what he did on the Cross. But, how can one expect eternal life if they don't trust Christ anymore? Bible says they are dead, and dead means no life at all. Maybe they are weak, and still trust Christ, and maybe they are dead and don't want Christ. What about those moments of life? Was that nothing at all or maybe God turning the key and starting the journey. They didn't grow, they didn't care, they died, they gave God back his gift and said I don't really want it after all.

Am I the judge? No. But the Bible says faith without works is dead. That should fear people. Those hanging on by a prayer don't fear, they just accept they are helpless humans and that God made this magical way to heaven. They assume Christ is their advocate even as they reject him. They say he saved them on such and such a date. How foolish. They have no moment when they trusted him as their savior, they just have a date then when acquired head knowledge.

Not sure my stand is clear.

On a Sunday morning, May 11, 1986 in the Berean Baptist Church, about 3 or 4 pews back, on the left side of the auditorium, Jesus came into my heart when I beleived and called on His name right after the preacher had preached a sermon entitled "The Lord is my Shepherd". This is what the Bible says happened......

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

So, 24 years ago I heard the Word and the moment I believed on Jesus I was a possessor of everlasting life, passed from death unto life, with a promise that I would never go to Hell. Please read this verse.......

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Now read the next verse........

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Did you catch that? God says that He "Knoweth them that are His", but in the future when He puts those in the Lake of Fire He won't say "I used to know you"; No, He will say to all of them "I never knew you.

#254370 Article on "Once Saved, Always Saved!"

Posted by heartstrings on 18 September 2010 - 03:38 PM

Yes, the word "altar" occurs 378 times in the KJB. But the New Testament "altar" is not a physical thing where animals are sacrificed; instead, it can be the point at which believers present themselves as a living sacrifice to God. It is a "place" of giving; the giving of gifts of praise to God or the giving of love to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Hebrews 13:10-16
Our church has no physical piece of furniture called an "altar" but that is what we call the place where we kneel at the front. I should have just said "when I came forward" or something like that. But anyway....I was saved before I left the pew.

#252720 Do Wives Have To Love Their Husbands?

Posted by heartstrings on 01 September 2010 - 11:42 AM

Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. When describing the life of the virtuous woman, why does it say that her "husband is known in the gates"? It says that because the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 is a woman who builds her husband up instead of tearing him down. No other person has such power as a man's wife. She can make him or break him, so to speak. Now read one of the things that happens to this woman because of such virtuous conduct.......
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Proverbs 31 shows a family whose members who encourage and thereby bulid each other up. Showing appreciation makes the other person want to do even better and it shows that you really love them: It really does glorify God.....

16But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

17Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

18When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

19Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

20Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

21These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

A biting, slandering tongue is a destroyer.... But real reverence. and real, sincere, honest praise encourages people and it shows them that you really love them. It says "I appreciate you...you are valuable to me". Just start by praising your husband; brag on him; build him up and encourage him. As mentioned earlier; don't question him when he has to correct the kids; As long as he's not abusing them, that's what he's supposed to do. Your kids know if you respect him or not. Be an example. If you continue to reverence him and make every effort to honor him, and praise him for his achievements, it can make a huge difference in your home. Do that, and pretty soon, you'll hear him and the kids praising you too.

#252222 Do Wives Have To Love Their Husbands?

Posted by heartstrings on 27 August 2010 - 02:11 PM

Titus 2:3-5 . . The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Seems to me, that if God wants a woman to be taught to do something, He wants her to do it. That's not rocket science.
And a woman, who truly is in love with her husband WILL reverence him. In fact, she will honour and obey him. This is not subservience; it is simply God's order of authority. A wife who loves and reverences her husband and submits to his headship can have everything she wants out of life; authority, wealth, peace, happiness, love and honour. She can even be an entrepreneur. You can read about her life in Proverbs 31. I'm married to such a wife, BTW.

If a wife cannot bring herself to submit to her husband; that is no excuse for him; he is still responsible for the Godly order of his family. Jerry #s, I would have to say your uncle didn't "man up" and take the lead in his home. And Cliff; if you look and and lust after other women, you don't love your wife.

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