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#254683 Who May Baptize?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 21 September 2010 - 11:59 PM

To sum up, my advice would be 1)to talk again for the pastor, asking for clarification, and 2) find another church to attend if there doesn't appear to be a way of resolving the issue.

I would not ask men permision to baptise someone after God already used me to save them, any more then I'd ask a woman advice on what I should do spiritually, because the bible condemns both.

If you had faith to be led by the Holy Spirit to witness to someone, you have faith to baptise them.

#254680 Who May Baptize?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 21 September 2010 - 11:36 PM

The person that is suppose to baptise is the person that witnessed to that person when Jesus Christ saved them and baptized them with the Holy Spirit. This is the example that the bible gives. That person is the ONLY one that God choose. If He wanted to choose someone else to witness and baptise, he will. And natural preachers save and baptise a lot of people not because they are merchants that beguile actual witnesses to bring them people they can't be used to save themselves, but because God uses them to witness and save people. Ordained by God, and not men.

Its a sin not to baptise them yourself if God choose you to be the witness that saved them. Whether you bring them in front of your brothers and sisters in Christ or act like Philip in Acts is how God directs you in the matter. But God chose you to witness to them when he used you to save them, and to not do what he commanded - to also baptise them, is a sin.

It is specifically this sin that is the initial witchcraft of the Great Whore and all her harlot daughters. As the Roman Catholic catchism says of their baptism, which they put on the forehead of the believer, it leaves an indelible mark. All her harlot daughters practice similiar trade in different degrees.

Baptism was given to the church. Allowing a harlot church to take part in it is commiting fornication.

You just witnessed a miracle, and God saved one of your fellow brothers and sisters. Don't fornicate right after it. Baptise them like the bible says. If anyone wants to witness against God at this point, I have no stomach for it. I will just post the catholic catchism for a warning.

Acts 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

An indelible spiritual mark . . .

1272 Incorporated into Christ by Baptism, the person baptized is configured to Christ. Baptism seals the Christian with the indelible spiritual mark (character) of his belonging to Christ. No sin can erase this mark, even if sin prevents Baptism from bearing the fruits of salvation. 83 Given once for all, Baptism cannot be repeated.

In catholic churches, this is always put on the forehead. In all the other various forms of priestcraft, water baptism and other forms of ritual are also very important. However, real baptists know that all Christians are part of the priesthood of believers, and there is no separation of the laity with priests, or who can witness, give a word, preach, or baptise.

#253513 Pastor weighing plans to burn Qurans amid U.S. warnings

Posted by MaxKennedy on 09 September 2010 - 01:56 AM

Its very interesting that our media and president keeps calling the Muslim religion peaceful, but our troops our in danger because someone somewhere decides to burn Qurans? If it reveals what is actually true, that the muslim religion preaches violence, it is almost worth it for that reason.

Christians saved from the Muslim religion keep on calling it a violent religion but no one listens. Christians saved from Islam could burn copies of that occultic book they were saved from - the Quran, both because they have copies of it already - thereby not supporting the publisher, and as a witness to what they were saved from, entirely with New Testament founding.

And yes, the libertarians were first in line to say they shouldn't be allowed to do that, completely contrary to everything they were claiming just last week. I'd like to see the second paragraph above implemented, because I believe the libertarians might be even more against it. And FYI I don't know for sure the pastors aren't doing it that way.

#253078 Will A Man Rob God?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 04 September 2010 - 01:16 AM

This is why it is important for each and every person who has been adopted into the family of God by faith in the substitutionary blood of Jesus Christ on the cruel cross of Calvary to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Jesus said in John 17 during His prayer to His Father acknowledging all that the Father gave Him these wonderful words that we all need to embrace and realize that He wants us to study diligently; “Sanctify them through Thy Truth; Thy Word is Truth.”

Once we learn that it is God’s Holy Word that sanctifies, that sets us apart from the world, that separates us from false teachings, then we have a responsibility to study that Word and begin to apply its truths to our walk. When we walk according to the Word of God, we will not be so easily swayed

by every wind of doctrine.

Besides the thread itself, I wanted to say - how true it is that God's Holy Word sanctifies us and sets us apart. Amen. God bless you.

#253002 Will A Man Rob God?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 03 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

My experience is God has not blessed my giving whenever I have put it under a law because the law is cursed. I also believe God has been showing me specifically not to be under any type of babylonian captivity.

Some people already know and have taken God's word, and some people are scoffing, but the truth is just what it is.
God loves a cheeful giver, and that is the gospel. Anyone that wants to put themselves or me under bondage of men for their
own private gain, church made politics and witchcraft, I avoid. That particular verse along with some others was given to
me by brothers who loved me many years ago, and its from the Lord who loved us completely:

2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

#252932 Discernment that KJB is the right bible (five points)

Posted by MaxKennedy on 02 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

This is something I wrote the other week after a conversation. It is still rough draft, but I wanted to post points on discernment from the bible that the King James is the only bible in english right now that isn't flawed and is God's Word. There are more that could be added - maybe someone could add them. I have bible verses for each of the five points below (which you'll easily recogonize where I got them) - but just haven't added them yet - which is why its still a rough draft :)

How do you know something is true?

God tells me directly. It is a lot better to ask God then to look at men, and you learn a lot more.
As Christians, we use two things – The word of God – the bible, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit takes from what is Jesus’ and gives it to us. It is God that gives us understanding of his word, because spiritual things are compared spiritually.

There are at least three things that allow us to see which is the right bible and which is not. God preserves his word, and not an jot or tittle will change.
The first way is the number of copies. Even with changes, these are very minor, and it is easy to see that the word still exists, even if physical instances don’t.

The second is comparing bible passages to bible passages. The bible refers and quotes to other passages all over. It is in a sense self-correcting. Both of these ways are carnal or physical ways to know which bible is the true word of God.

The third way is by discernment. Discernment is spiritual discernment, using the word of God in discernment as guided by the Holy Spirit. This is how we determine truth. The Holy Spirit confirms the word in us, and brings it to our mind. Discernment is also a spiritual gift, but all Christians have some sense of discernment operating in them from the Holy Spirit working in them, and confirming the bible. Discernment is for use in our daily lives for everything, and is also to be used to determine the right original bibles and translations.

Here are examples of discernment:

1) The word of God says that his word will be preserved.
Any bible that removes passages means that they are different. Only one can be true, and God will preserve his word. All of the modern translations remove verses, and were made by men who do not think the Word of God has been preserved, but that they are "recreating" it.

2) God will bless his word. And also you will know false prophets by their works, and the bible is God’s word, and it is prophecy.
The texus receptus has been hugely blessed for more than four hundred years, was the bible of the reformation, and all the bibles of the reformation in various languages, and has miracles surrounding it. God has blessed it.

Contrary: 2b) False bibles:
Most of the fruit of the false bibles are manifest after they have been used awhile, and the things they remove has an effect on society and the church. Likewise, swallowing false doctrine or having bible verses changed has an effect on the individual believer. Examples include the NIV – which removed sodomy from its bible with its OT chairman being a homosexual, and 30-40 years later, homosexuality is rampant in society. In a similar fashion, cults make their own translations, such as the Mormons, or the Jehovah’s witnesses.

3) You should keep yourself separate
Many of the bibles have been translated by people who are homosexuals, involved in witchcraft, and who engaged in practices like séances or other occult, new age practices. None of these bibles should be used at all. These people are not even saved and apostates, but as above, can’t even use spiritual discernment if they wanted to, because they aren’t being led by the spirit – but carnal lusts – some of which manifests very plainly in what they try to delete.

4) God is not the author of confusion
God is not the author of confusion. All these bible versions are confusing. But God only gave us one bible. And these is manifest in many ways, from being the only bible all the churches actually used, to not deleting passages from the original but preserving all of God’s word, being blessed by the greatest outpouring of God’s love in history, having godly men produce it who were not obviously apostates or heretics practicing witchcraft or sodomy when you look into it and where not in it for a profit motive but in some cases gave their lives for it. Looking at these things, there is only one bible that meets or passes all criteria, and there are many that fail more than one criterion. God’s word is pure – it doesn’t fail.

5) The Holy Spirit Brings to Remembrance God’s Word
The Holy Spirit brings to remembrance certain bible passages, and would not bring to mind something that is not in the bible. The Holy Spirit would not do such with something that is not God’s word. God preserves his word. My heart leaps for joy when the Holy Spirit confirms the Word in me. These translations are mockers, who think there is no way someone can have the Holy Spirit in them and be saved. We have a testimony in us that is greater than that in the world, and God preserves His word himself. We can know when someone is trying to delete scripture for this reason – because the Holy Spirit uses it.

Attacking the word of God is an attack on faith. It is as much an attack on faith as attacking that the blood of Jesus isn't necessary for salvation. John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. And washing in the blood of the lamb.

People who are not saved ask how can there be so many translations. Which one is true. Don’t you know? People who are not mature have their faith attacked. And yet believing the bible as AN ACT OF FAITH. To give people bible translations that contradict each other is a direct attack on faith. If you have faith, there are plenty of bible passages in the bible that will lead you, by believing them, to the true word of God including these.

1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

#252317 18 Signs that You’re a Fundamentalist Preacher That Might Need to Study More...

Posted by MaxKennedy on 28 August 2010 - 01:23 AM

When I hear a preacher repeat a funny story I heard from another preacher as a personal story - which happens - I want to mentally kick myself and ask why did I donate money to a babylonian church again. Its a bad habit.
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#252279 Is this really church?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 27 August 2010 - 07:03 PM

I agree, I just view the biblical church membership or participation as different from the modern church's concept of membership. Today's concept is more like a club membership rather than the biblical model which is participating in each others' needs like a family.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

#252094 Will A Man Rob God?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 26 August 2010 - 08:43 PM

Actually, a tithe isn't that much money. But we are under grace, not law.
"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity;
for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Putting people under a law is taking away the love and cheerfulness and is not God. As
pointed out earlier, God looks at the heart - the widows mite in example.

I remember when I was around twelve, someone tried the tithe of mint and rue and every
kind of garden herb on me. I looked at the verse, and said there was one problem with
it. "What?" They said. "I'm not a pharesee" I said. I got a good laugh at that from the
crowd - and its a reminder. I've been getting this type of grief in churches for
a long time - and so has every other blood bought believer in Christ, because they
did the same thing to him.

The full verse:
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass
over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

The real problem with verses isn't just the legalistic amount from the old law, its who we're
suppose to pay it to. There are no more priests. We are all the priesthood of believers,
and in Acts the church held everything in common. The intent is not to just "tithe" an
amount to God, but for the individual believer in Christ to give up his right to be a priest
and use it under the direction God gives him. If God gives you direction to give to a local
ministry, then do so. But if He gives you direction to give otherwise, follow God. Thats
the intent of the tithing ideas - to set up a priesthood other than the priesthood of believers.

The other problem with tithing doctrines is the prosperity ministers. They are robbing God.
You can't worship both God and money. While they intently claim that the tithe is from
a harvest of money, my bible says God's harvest is a harvest of souls. They have robbed
God, teaching money and not soul winning.

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