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#350322 Hair And Cover

Posted by bzmomo7 on 18 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

No, I just live in a state where men and women are different.

Well, enjoy it.  I see people who go to store in their pajamas, and men and women often dress gender neutral.  Men wear pink and purple proudly (not just the ones who are....full of "pride") Where women are just as tattooed as the men are (that is saying something in itself--arms, neck, face....it seems anything goes)  both genders wear the most outlandish adornments on their faces, I refuse to call it jewelry, and where people who are full-figured can confuse just about anyone when the women do not wear make-up, have a tapered man's haircut or butch, and men look as if they need a woman's garment on top more than some women do.  This, of course, is not everyone, but it isn't rare either.  It confuses my 5yr. old terribly.  I can say without a doubt, that I so much appreciate it when men who have long hair have the consideration to wear a beard. 




#348585 What Does It Mean To Repent And Be Saved?

Posted by Auburn88 on 04 November 2013 - 09:31 AM

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To Finneyists, to repent and be saved means to repeat a canned prayer to "accept Jesus into your heart". 

 

On the other hand, those of us who hold to Biblical, Reformed theology, believe it means that the Holy Spirit, by a process called conviction, makes us aware of our sin, our enmity with  God, and our need for a Savior and then, by a process called regeneration, gives us the ability to turn from our sin, to embrace God, His laws, His will, and receive Christ and His atonement on our behalf as payment for our sin, by which we are forgiven by God, reconciled to God, and adopted as sons of God.

 

But you feel free to go ahead and do it your little way. We think it's cute.




#348519 Baptist Fundamentalism And Kjvo

Posted by JerryNumbers on 03 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

What if the KJV could be carefully and accurately translated into proper modern English, ensuring that all specifics were met, (ie, not using the genereic 'you' or 'your', regardless of whther the priginal was plural or singular, one of the greatest errors al the 'modern' versions have in common). I believe it could be done, though to make the necessary updates could make it clunky, due to a lack of modern-day equivilents to some words, which is why the KJV is still the most accurate, as well as the most beautiful to read.

 

It needs no translation into modern English, each person that holds the KJV in their hands is holding the Word. Translators would mess it up.




#348146 Presenting The Gospel

Posted by John81 on 31 October 2013 - 06:33 AM

Whoa Whoa Whoa there John 81, only speak for yourself. "We"? You have a frog in your pocket?

Is it not true we sometimes see this among our own? I know some Baptists today who remind me of the old men I knew as a child (Baptist and Methodist) who always walked around with a scowl on their face, always seemed very stern, never cracked a smile, were quick to speak unkindly because of their judgment another was wrong, rarely said anything uplifting or kind.

 

Thankfully I don't see near as many of that sort these days, but there are still some. Even so, there are yet many more who are quick to speak in a condemning manner, of which I admit I've been guilty of that before myself.

 

For whatever reason, we Baptists, especially us Baptist men, tend to leave out the love and grace that should be behind all we say and do.




#345982 Churches That Are Against Having Drums In The Music...

Posted by Ukulelemike on 08 October 2013 - 02:52 PM

This whole thing leads to what I see as a larger issue: Should music play such a large role in the church as it does?

 

I am not even talking just about the contemporary rock n roll churches but even the good IFB churches, where they have a huge orchestra and choir, and 5 or six songs are 'performed' as well as four or five hymns.

 

When I read anything in the Bible related specifically to the activities of/in the assembly, I see music virtualy absent. I see preach, teach, reprove, reuke, exhort, doctrine, prophecy, prayer. !&2 Timothy and 1Cor are great places to find direction for the church, as well as Acts, for examples of practices. Where is the music?

 

I see we are to speak to one another and ourselves and the Lord with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs-doesn't even say to sing. Two of these could be purely personal, and the other, either among the assembly, or not.

 

So, very little about music, and virtually nothing about music as a part of corporate worship and praise in the church. And yet, it seems to be a major function of the churches anymore, sometimes even to overshadowing the preaching and teaching, which are the absoute primary activity of the churches. Today, we have fifth-Sunday-sings, Christmas and Easter contatas of all music and maybe a little play with it. The church my wife and I attended on our honeymoon had about 40 minutes of music and 15 minutes of preaching and announcements. Very poor percentages.

 

So again, this is my question: Should we even have much music at all in the church? Where is its biblical, NT basis? Sure, lots in the OT Temple worship, but almost nothing in the NT.




#344994 Pray For Our Little Church

Posted by Steve Schwenke on 28 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

THings can be done cheaply if we just work at it a little bit.  This idea that is prevalent in the big IFB colleges and churches that we must have the BEST is not Scriptural.  We are to be wise stewards of what God gives us, and we are to keep our priorities straight.  Being respectable and presentable is one thing, and people can sense when a person or church is doing the best they can with a little bit of money.  A respectable person (or church) does not necessitate WEALTH.  A poor person can be respectable and presentable by simply being CLEAN and appropriate, and polite, and considerate.  So can a church.

Our focus should not be on buildings as much as it should be on souls and missions. 

Presentable? yes

Respectable? (i.e. clean, tidy, etc.) Yes

Functional? Yes

Extravagant? No

 

As for myself, I have lived on a "shoe-string" budget for so long, that the thought of dumping tons of money into a building is nauseating.  There are good deals out there, and the Lord can provide what is functional and necessary at a good price, if only we would just ASK Him for it! 

Right now, we are leasing a storefront right smack-dab in the middle of town, in a respectable neighborhood, on a busy street, in a strip-mall that everyone recognizes, and in a place that is very easy to give directions to - just 1 mile south of the Interstate that runs through town - all for the low price of LESS THAN $700/month. 

When we were looking for a place to lease, everything else was running 2-3 times that amount, even just across the street!  The Lord led me to that place, and we are still there 5 years later.  It has served us well, and we are extremely thankful and satisfied with it.

 

The Lord can supply for us....and we don't have to waste an excessive amount of money on a building that will eventually burn anyway!

 

In Christ,




#345515 "neandertal Man"

Posted by heartstrings on 03 October 2013 - 11:48 PM

This is the meaning of Genesis 6

 

There were big, fierce warriors in the earth in those days; and  in conformity with that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

 

It was a time of great violence and the "sons of God" raised huge families/tribes, which became very powerful forces just like the giants. They were conforming to the world. The "sons of God's" names are listed in Genesis chapter 5.




#345375 Government Shuts Down, Nation Descends Into Riots, Looting And Cannibalism

Posted by ThePilgrim on 02 October 2013 - 01:52 PM

I do agree that the situation with our government is serious.  However I am not referring to the latest so-called crisis.  The serious problem with government is they have no respect or fear of either man nor God.  They do whatever feels right to them whether it is right in God's eyes or not, and if they don't care what God thinks it is certainly an error to think that they care what you or I think.  

You are right they do need our prayers that they might begin to fear God and thereby be enabled to do right.  

With the laws they pass they rob from the people, they cheat the people, they use our children too fight and die in unnecessary wars.  

What this country needs right now is not another politician or a man on a white horse but a Jeremiah.

 

God bless,

Larry




#344912 All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit

Posted by JerryNumbers on 27 September 2013 - 04:54 PM

HappyChristian, I really don't care what you do, it's not really my business.  I just express what I see as truth, and can't believe that others cannot grasp it.  I'll go on thinking my way, and you go on thinking your way, and we can both live "happily ever after"

 

I know I have proved Him many times, and found Him faithful to deliver me from some dangerous situations, and He will again.

 

The thing is, Marty, In the Christians community if one agrees with you, that applaud you, yet if they disagree with you, they'll show no respect, likely put you down.

 

I read an article about attending church is more important than football. It seems many professing Christian fathers & mothers totally disagree & called the writer of the article all kinds of different unkindly names. Some saying the coach cares more for their children than the pastor, besides, one father stated with my son playing football that will teach him to be a man, they don't teach that in churches.

 

Remember, the real he-man will pack a big gun, shoot first, them ask questions, & nearly everyone loves the real he-man, they've learned to love & respect him thanks to Hollywood.




#344736 All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit

Posted by Zed on 25 September 2013 - 10:00 AM

I wouldn't say that you let someone do horrible things to your family. If someone wanted to harm my sisters or someone close to me, I would try to defend them. I'd just do so without a gun, and not with the intention of killing them.

 

The thing that rings warning bells for me is the attitude I see towards guns... I find it quite off-putting.

 

Also, the OP seems to be talking about getting a gun to defend yourself from threats caused by your teaching. That does not seem like an attitude found in the Bible, as others have already pointed out.




#344641 King James Was Not Such A Good Man...

Posted by wretched on 24 September 2013 - 10:54 AM

I certainly think so (saved that is, no "break"?). King David would not have appeared as a man of faith many times but look how he was used of God.

King James commissioned both the KJV and Jamestown settlement at roughly the same time. Some believe he had a vision of both the same night (who knows) but it would not surprise me.

 

Any documents or books you read by men particularly on Christian history, have been vulnerable to revisionist attack, change and redirection over the centuries. Place zero faith in any of them. Only God's Words are pure and undefiled.




#344108 Questions About Promises

Posted by swathdiver on 18 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

Once saved always saved.  There is a repentance unto salvation and a repentance for remission of sins.

 

The first acknowledges sin for what it is, crimes against God, the latter is done to continue in fellowship with God.




#343738 A Medley Of Praise

Posted by Covenanter on 15 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

“Because He lives”…
“I can face tomorrow;”

 

I believe this was written in 1971 after the turmoil of the Vietnam war when the Gaithers were expecting a baby.

 

"How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!"

 

That newborn baby is now 42.

 

Our children were born between 1963 & 1973. Our grandchildren are still coming. God knows what he is doing in this evil world, & he blesses us with precious children. We can trust him, because our Jesus lives.




#343006 Are Christians That Drink Wine Not Saved?

Posted by Steve Schwenke on 10 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well, being that Jesus made wine for the weddings guests as his first miracle....

 

And that he drank and served it at the Last Supper...

I would encourage you to get a concordance and check every last reference to the word "wine" in your KJV Bible - you will be surprised at how many different ways the word "wine" is used.  When I did this, I came up with 8 different categories of how the word "wine" is used in the Bible. 

Further, when you add "strong drink" into the study, I do not see how it is possible that our Lord and Saviour either made alcohol, served alcohol, or drank alcohol. 

The best references for my conclusion are Prov. 23, Hab. 2:15, Prov. 20:1, for starters.

 

Do the study - it will help you.




#342870 All Preachers Should Have A Conceal Weapon Permit

Posted by John81 on 09 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

Psalm 91, as well as other precious promises from Scripture, makes it clear the Lord is more than able to protect our pastors, churches and ourselves.

 

I've read enough cases of the Lord protecting His own to know He is faithful and trustworthy. The Lord's angels had no problem dealing with an entire city of homosexuals when they rescued Lot.






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