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#380211 John Calvin Had It All Wrong

Posted by Ukulelemike on Today, 11:19 AM

Did Jesus die for the sins of Hitler?  Well, John the Baptist said, of Jesus, "Behold the Lmab of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."


The sin of the world seems like a pretty all-encompassing thing.


Paul, when speaking of the gospel, said, "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures" If this is the gospel, which is preached to the LOST, then the "OUR sins" would be speaking universally.


Jesus Christ died for ALL the sin of ALL the world-He paid for the sin of the entire world, all the lost. Thus, yes, even for Hitler and Jeffery Dahmer and Ted Bundy and Joseph Stalin and Osama Bin Laden, etc, etc.


The question is, Is this to be considered "universal redemption"?   No, redemption is to possess something and then, one day, redeem it to yourself, like buying something on layaway-you can pay for it, but leave it until a convenient time to pick up. It is bought and paid for, your property, but to be redeemed at a later time.  So, Christ paid for the sin of ALL, but not all will be redeemed, because unlike layaway, the product paid for has to be in agreement-they have to accept that payment for themselves. So, some reject that Jesus paid for them, some disbelieve it, some still want to try and pay for themselves.


Salvation is like having a gift for someone-its bought and paid for, and I am holding it in my hand, offering it to them-but that person must reach out and accept the gift, or it does them no good-it is theirs, it is paid for, but not accepted. We MUST accept salvation for the salvation to apply to us.

#380189 Inconceivable! Famous Lookalikes!

Posted by Ukulelemike on Today, 08:19 AM

I noticed this fact last night at church when we were watching a video on the RCC's aggression against the KJV Bible, and every time they showed a picture of Tischendorf, I turned to my wife and said "Inconceivable!". The really funny part is that she thought it was funny every time I said it.


#380107 Way Of Life - Friday Church News Notes, Volume 15, Issue 30

Posted by Ukulelemike on Yesterday, 07:52 PM

There are similar things over here. I read of a woman who is some sort of Wiccan priestess (or whatever they called her) and she's also an ordained minister and pastors a Christian (supposedly anyway) church. The picture which accompanied the article I read showed her covered in tattoos.

Well, golly-gee, lets get our togas and Birkenstocks on and head right over for a service!

#379757 John Calvin Had It All Wrong

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

OFF TOPIC for a moment:


    I notice that, as we have removed those from the forum who clearly stand for false doctrines, LIKE the reformed position, here we are, all of us ultimately in agreement on the subject at hand, and still we are fighting over such things as, 'should we even care what a reformed person believes about his words' and 'does it matter how they define terminology?'.  Are are all of us against the doctrine, all agree it is wrong, but now, we aregue over how we deal with it. That's pretty sad, folks.


  I guess it boils down to, do we want to successfully discuss the subject with a Calvinist or not? If not, that's fine, it doesn't matter how they define terms, let them continue. If you want to discuss it with them, you'd best understand what they mean when they talk, or there's going to be a lot of confusion. 


Like many false groups, Mormons, JW's Catholics, etc, Calvinists change the meanings of biblical terminology to fit their doctrine. Ask a Mormon about gospel, and they will say they believe it. If we don't know that for them, the gospel is all about one's way of life, and not the death for our sins, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we might well go on our merry way thinking they are saved. A good example there is Glenn Beck. So with the Calvinist, if we want to discuss it, we'd best understand what they mean when they speak.


I guess my point it, after reading so much here, we all seem to agree-but we are arguning minute, non-issues about the subject at hand. Are we so desirous to argue that even in agreement we must argue?

#379753 When Is The Church Not The Church?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

Good point uke you are on the right track, but I think your conclusion is wrong.  Because most of what we add to God's words are not of God but men.  should we allow men to help us define who and what we are?  or Should we filter it all through solid Bible first and let God define what we are?

The difficulty is in getting people saved, or getting them in the fellowship.


in fact, there is a pseudo-denomination that only refers to itself as 'the church'. That's great, but what are they? I agree we shouldn't have to add to ourselves a label, but labels have been added since believers were called Nazarenes, or That Way, or Christians. There has always been a need to identify the followers of Christ, and from the ones we see in the Bible, like I have mentioned above, though these were terms given by men, often as an insult, yet they were embraced and used to identify themselves, or for others to identify them. Why should we not? Men don't define us, we define ourselves-I have chosen to be called independent Fundamental Baptist because I believe the terms, while not specifically used in scripture, (except Baptist), they are biblical things.

#379706 When Is The Church Not The Church?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

There are local, new testament churches, to which 98% of the NT references are written, and there is the church, overall, the full body of all believers, (despite how many may argue against that, it IS biblical). 


The building is not the church, though there is nothing wrong with giving a local body a name with 'church' in the title, to identify it as such. There is little difference between the church at Galatia and Bible baptist church of Herlong. We give them more of a name now, because with so many false groups calling themselves churches, we add so we can identify what we are. If I just say the church at Herlong, well, many will ask, Which One? The AOG? The SBC? The BBC? the Catholics? the mormons? We identify further in the name to show the difference. We may hate denominations, but they DO help to identify WHAT we are. Not necessarily a right/wrong issue, but a necessity today.  

#379594 Choosing A Church

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 July 2014 - 09:18 AM

When I moved from my hometown to where I'm at today it took a lot of searching before I found a IFBC  when I found one I did not know it had lost it's pastor and had hired a new one which was part of the new evangelical movement 5 years later the church was destroyed and I was looking for another church  there's a lot of the same church's here and I'm not going to join one just to be in church . I did find one about 35 miles from my house but I have not joined because it's an IBC and they use more then bible ( I'm KJO) and I disagree with some of the doctrines taught . l've tried to be a good witness to a lot of it's members but lately things are getting as I have seen before in my last church and it wont be long and ccm will creeping in the doors .


I was a Youth Pastor for 20 years until God called me into the evangelist ministry and the mission fields for 7 years and now God is calling me back into the youth ministry but this time I will be starting a church with the youth in our town just recently we had our first meeting and had 35 youth attend a lot of them where young adults whom I taught for many years ( how great the rewards ) whom are born again christian's  IFB we don't have a place to meet regular yet but we are seeking God in prayer daily to bless the ministry for His Glory.


We are all called into the ministry and if we can't find a church there is always a need for a new one to be started '' Many times I have taught that On Our Knees God Will Lead "  seeking God Daily in Prayer is our power to do all things in Him for His Glory.

Today Many church's a falling away and It's getting harder to find one that hasn't become worldly and my friend you are in my prayers that God will direct your way to find the right church.



God bless 

Agreed, Brother EK! I always say, if there isn't one nearby, get started on a new one. Even if a person does not believe themself 'called' into ministry, they can always start a work, and pray for a pastor to come to lead. But I have known some outstanding, godly, Spirit-filled pastors who didn't believe they were 'called', they just saw a need and sought to help fulfill it, and the Lord used them mightily. The attitude of "use me" by a Christian can find them in many amazing places and situations they may not feel called to, but the way I see it, God may not have to 'call' if one is ready to go already! He just opens a door, and we are ready to pass through without any more invitation.

#379552 Paradise And Abraham's Bosom

Posted by Ukulelemike on 21 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

I don't see any verse in the Bible that says Lazarus was in Paradise with the rich man crying out for a drop of water.  I see he was in Abram's Bosom, separate from Hell, separate from Paradise .... nothing more, nothing less.

True, the Bible doesn't call it paradise. Agreed. But was this Abraham's Bosom, or Abraham's bosom, not the name of the location, but of the place of comfort, literally, the bosom, or embrace of Abraham. After all, we see it was Abraham speaking on behalf of Lazarus to the rich man. As well, the rich man could see Abraham and Lazarus, and Abraham could see and speak with the rich man, meaning Lazarus could see and hear him, I would assume, a safe assumption.


We DO know wherever it was,it was a place of comfort, a place where Abraham was, a place where the angels took him.


As well, as was mentioned above, the thief on the cros was told by Jesus that he would be with him in paradise that very day, yet Jesus still had to preach to the  lost and fulfill His three days in the grave ebfore he would axscend and complete the sacrifice. So it is safe to again assume that the Paradise jesus spoke of wasn't Heaven, but a temporary place, where the thief met with Jesus, Jesus preached and led them out.


Yes, there is assumptions in all this-its not clearly spelled out in any one verse, but that's how we read and understand the Bible-by taking it as a whole and putting things together when they fit properly and this all fits quite well.


But as always, there's always room for discussion and I don't claim perfect understanding, as I think few here would.

#379547 Paradise And Abraham's Bosom

Posted by Ukulelemike on 21 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

Abraham's Bosom was, actually, ABRAHAM'S BOSOM. in other words, the beggar Lazarus was comforted in the literal bosom, or embrace, of Abraham. Abraham happened to be in Paradise, which was, as has been said before, a separate place from Heaven, as none could yet ascend to Heaven until mankind was redeemed. Jesus went and preached to the spirits in prison, which would be Paradise, because none can go to heaven except they know Christ. Not even Abraham.

 Now, as for Elijah and Enoch, they seem to be different, perhaps a picture of the believers' experience? Both assuemed bodily into Heaven? For what purpose, the Bible doesn't say, and while we can speculate all we like, we'll never know this side of glory, for the hidden things belong to the Lord.

#379384 Anyone Remember When

Posted by Ukulelemike on 17 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

20 years ago it was getting drunk on the holy spirit and the proponents called themselves holy ghost bar tenders.  Now the new generation they are the token the holy spirit and they are the holy ghost dealers.


Bunch of trash

And indeed, they are going further with calling their "church" the crack house, and talking about being holy meth heads and acting like they're snorting from the Bible.


40 years ago, or more, we had the Jesus People movement, now Calvary Chapel, with Lonnie Frisbee, who found Jesus supposedly while on an LSD trip. They gave us the beginnings of the CCM, melding contemporary hippy music slightly altered to be to or about Jesus. That begn the  purposely emulating the world, and some of the worst of the world, by imitating rebellious rock and roll. So of course, once that's mainstream, we need to go further, so we had spirit drunkenness, and uncontrollable laughter. And wicked begets wicked begets wicked, now the youth have gone further, pretending to get high on Jesus, smoking baby Jesus blunts and snorting the word of God like cocaine. Once the floodgates opened with unscriptural activities in the name of Jesus, the flood waters have risen into full-blown gross apostasy.


edited to add: And of course, CCM has moved with it, giving us now 'Christian" death metal and rap and punk and such things, I mean, death metal? Really? Isn't death exactly the opposite of what Christ, who is Life, is all about?  We seve Jesus Christ, the Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, so some have to laugh uncontrollably like idiotic fools and credit the Spirit of God with it. We serve Jesus Christ, who is the Resurrection and the Life and some offer Him death metal music as a sacrifice?  We are told to be "sober, just, holy, temperate," so some have Bible and Brew meetings and act like they are stoned and giggling? 


Satan has really scored some heavy points against the name of Jesus, when this is what the world believes to be the churches.

#379253 Anyone Remember When

Posted by Ukulelemike on 15 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

Some people were talking about those tattoos many women get on their lower backs, often some sort of what they call tribal design. These typically are very low on the back. As they were all offering their opinions on such I mentioned that I don't care for them. Apparently I was the only one who didn't. Suddenly I was an ignorant, intolerant, old white man who shouldn't have any say anyway.


Rather ironic since all there were white, at least two were my age or a bit older, a couple others just a few years younger, the rest in their 20s or 30s. According to them, any negative view of such tattoos automatically meant I was racist (must be since the tattoo design is of non-white tribal design), I'm intolerant (I never said they weren't free to get the things, only that I don't care for them), and naturally since I disagree with them that means I'm the ignorant one, and well accusing anyone of being an "old white man" when they aren't PC is just their natural knee jerk reaction.

Just let them know that they are free to get their tramp stamps if they like, as it will better identify them to others for what they are. That will make you popular.

#379252 What He Said

Posted by Ukulelemike on 15 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

Just wait til BO acts on the border crisis he engineered...especially since those horrible Republicans in the House denied his demand for millions to "take care" of it...

4.2 Billion to be precise, and with no actual plan, just money to fix the problem.

#379227 What He Said

Posted by Ukulelemike on 15 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

The Great Depression opened the door to much of this. During that time of crisis many looked to the government to help them and get their lives back in order. To an extent that's understandable, especially considering even then many folks refused to look for government help and simply did what was necessary to survive even if that surviving was at a very low standard for months or years.


Then, as is typical of government, once they had their nose in they were determined to not only keep it in, but to climb on in and take over. Little by little people got used to government assistance and little by little they added more and then others would become jealous and want something from the government so the government obliged. What better way to help destroy family unity, church/community relations and such.


Now, whether on the so-called Left of Right, there are voters who get some form of government goodies at the expense of tax payers. They may decry some of what others get but they will fight tooth and nail to protect their own and work hard to gain more.


With corporations, farmers, and citizens from virtually every economic level receiving some form of government special goodie, all of which encompasses over half the population, we are not going to see a voting bloc come forth to vote in those who would end all such unconstitutional things.

Well, of course, this was the whole point behind creating the great depression, specifically so that the government could step in and become the granny state. Each and every crisis that ends up with the government in more power over the citizenry are all designed and carefully planned and implemented-the gulf wars, 9-11, as well as the first failed attempt to bring down the towers in the 90"s; Waco, most if not all the big school shootings-because with each evernt, there is a drive by the government to implement more rules and regularions, more power to themselves and less to the citizens.


I realize I sound like a conspiracy nut, but consider how quickly legislation comes about after a big, surprising crisis, whereas it usually takes so long for them to do anything without pressure.

#379222 Incest Next ‘Civil Right’? Judge Reprimanded For Suggesting Incest Is Legal

Posted by Ukulelemike on 15 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

That judge in the picture looks like he has a dead albino possum on his head. But I suspect its a 'Hell Toupee'

#379221 Anyone Remember When

Posted by Ukulelemike on 15 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

Going back to the OP, I remember when I first realized that the professionalism was becoming a thing of the past.


I worked security at a large casino in Reno-no other jobs to be had.  One of the pit bosses, as they are called, who are like managers of each of the gaming areas, called me over, as he had something to show me. Now, these guys were supposed to be the pros-nice suits and ties, well-kept, as it were. So, he looks around and then unbuttons a few buttons on his shirt and shows me his new nipple piercing. Now, I don't knwo why he thought I would be interested in such a thing, but there it was-and we were right in the middle of the pit area, surrounded by players and such. And I thought, "How unprofessional". If he wants to do it, great, go get 'em, but keep it to yourself! 


Now, everything is out there on your sleeve, as it were, for everyone to see. And if you are offended or thing its inappropriate, its YOUR fault.  


Once, at work on the base where I am at now, I went to speak with the base chaplain by invitation. WHile I was waiting for him, the EEO, (Equal Employment Opportunity) lady offerred to let me sit to wait in her office. 

   Now, this lady KNOWS I am there to see the chaplain, and knows as well that I am a pastor. But she asks me, concerning some little statues on her table, "What do you think of my witches? (for so they depicted). And I looked at them and said, "Hm..very wicked.". Well, this wasn't the answer she was looking for apparently and informed me very seriously that I could get into a lot of trouble for being intolerant. and I informed her that my opinion was sought, not offered, and if she wasn't preapred for people to have a different view from hers, not to ask for it. I was polite, not a jerk, but there it was. Honestly, I expected to get a write-up for it, but apparently it made her think, and nothing was ever said about it. But it just goes to show, everyone wants their views to be the only views and heaven help you if you differ from theirs!

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