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#399487 Evolution Belief Can Lead To Murder

Posted by Jim_Alaska on 22 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

Long before evolution was taught:


 Jas 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.


 Pro 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.


 Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:


The ungodly will always look for excuses, while never admitting that the real reasons for this kind of thing are that mankind is totally depraved with no hope outside of the God they deny. We are not the product of our environment, we are the product of a depraved nature inherited from our father Adam.

#399008 Do You Believe That Divorce And Remarriage Is Acceptable ?

Posted by think again on 13 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Two wrongs don't make a right. While I personally believe that a divorced person is not to remarry, the fact remains that God states that He 'hates divorce'. To divorce the second party would be to do what God hates - again.
The OT law states in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 that a woman was not to return to a former husband if divorced a second time - or even if the second husband dies. I understand that we are not under that law to obey it precisely, but all Scripture is given for our use, and I believe we can glean useful principles thereout.

so you believe that remarriage is not right (committing adultery).

is not living with your second spouse living in adultery? should we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid.

#398996 Husbands And Wives

Posted by wretched on 13 January 2015 - 03:52 PM

It is in human nature to want to marry since the Lord made us. So are all fleshly urges like eating, sleeping, being warm, etc. The entire world (even the worst of pagans) do it naturally and have always. There is nothing Godly or Spirit filled about wanting to marry or being married.


Even though born again married couples are given guidelines nowhere in the NT does God say that saints should marry as a matter of Spiritual growth and certainly not as a matter of living for the Lord - Quite the contrary actually. Jesus said He came to put emnity between husbands and wives, fathers and children, children and parents, etc. I Cor 7 is very clear that all will serve the Lord far more faithfully not married placing all your focus on the Lord and Eternity as opposed to the world and the flesh. It does says however that if you are married, do this and that if you got kids, raise them up for the Lord, etc.


BTW we are way past needing believers to propogate man. The lost propogate fine in the flesh without any regard to God. Also, there is nowhere in the NT where you will find a command or imtimation that we are to multiple on the earth as believers from a bloodline standpoint-quite the opposite.


The NT addresses marriage with rules and guidelines to help stem the tide of "trouble in the flesh" from being married. God knows we can't help ourselves in wanting to be married and most Christians will do it regardless of what the Word says of it.


If you have been around a day you already know this but natural men and most christian men marry for sex or guilt from sex. Women marry for security. Both reasons are fleshly and of the world. Always have been, always will be. And neither reason is honorable or romantic even from a worldly standpoint.


On the divorce issue, the Lord is clear. It is better to stay that way than to remarry. The divorce and now the remarriage is multipying your "trouble in the flesh".  he who loses his life in this world, shall find it.


I have lived all three sides for the Lord (married and divorced and remarried) and have experienced first hand these truths in the Epistles.

#398574 Thou Shalt Not Grow A Beard.......

Posted by ThePilgrim on 07 January 2015 - 07:34 PM

For years I wore just a mustache, then, when working for the prison, I wore a goatee and shaved my head to look tough, cuz I tend to have a babyface. After becoming a pastor, I grew a full beard, my first ever, and later I grew the amish-type, and have kept that since, because my wife likes me to keep my lips clear for her. It seems to do well in this agricultural area.


I'd say, for a pastor, to seek discernment on how best to look for your area. I can see in city areas, where there are more professional types, being clean shaven is more comforting for those in a church, while in more rural areas, facial hair would be more perferable.


I had a froiend, a pastor, who went from San Diego to a remote town in Alaska. he had been a Marine, so always kept his face shaved and hair high and tight. After a year he couldn't figure out why no one attended his church-they were all very friendly with him, but no one went. After prayer and being attentive, it dawned on him that he was the only man there without a beard, so he grew one, and people began to come. They had seen him as an outside, temporary, not a part of the community. When he grew the beard, they began to see him as someone who wanted to be a permanent part, and it made the difference.


So, kind of, When in Rome...

Or maybe that should be, "When in Nome".

#396969 You Know You're Alaskan When...

Posted by Jim_Alaska on 13 December 2014 - 11:44 AM

You design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.
The mosquitoes have landing lights.
You have more miles on your snow blower than on your car.
You have 10 favorite recipes for moose meat.
You thought "Grumpy Old Men" was a documentary.
The hardware store on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.

You live in a house that has no front steps, yet the door is three feet above the ground.
You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
Driving is better in the winter... the potholes get filled with snow.
You think everyone from the city has an accent.
You think sexy lingerie is fleece socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
You owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car.
The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page, but requires 6 pages for sports.
At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.

The most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.
Your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
You think the start of moose season is a national holiday.
You head south to go to your cottage.

You frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck.
You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
The mayor greets you on the street by your first name.
There is only one shopping plaza in town.
The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus.
The major parish fundraiser isn't bingo - its sausage making.
You find -60 a might chilly.
The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.
You attended a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewels and your Sorels.

You can play road hockey on skates.
You can tell the difference between a chipmunk and a squirrel from 300 yards away.
Shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout.
You know the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.

You actually "get" these jokes, and forward them to all your Alaskan friends!!!

#398277 Way Of Life - Joel Hemphill's Denial Of Jesus' Deity

Posted by Jim_Alaska on 31 December 2014 - 12:18 AM

Even the Pharisees knew that only God can forgive sin....Jesus forgave sin:  Mr 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.


 Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.


1Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.


This man is obviousley not saved, so who even cares what he says or thinks.

#397713 ‘Hip’ Church Gives Biblical Christians New Label: ‘Hater’

Posted by HappyChristian on 23 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

Well, I did like your comment.... :ROFL:


Are you sure it's carnal?  Jesus got angry at the wrong usage of His Father's house...I'm not saying knocking someone out is spiritual. But having the desire isn't always wrong - mayhap the way that desire is handled is what indicates spirituality?

#397594 New Booklet Tract: The New Age Implications Of “Jesus Calling”

Posted by John81 on 22 December 2014 - 12:55 PM

Our pastor cautions that when we are witnessing or simply talking with someone about our faith, church, the Bible and such, we should choose our words carefully. He points out many reasons we should be careful to say what the Bible actually says and to speak in a way as if those we are speaking to (unless we know otherwise) have no understanding of the Bible.


It's very easy to say something about the trinity or rapture, for instance, which someone with no Christian background wouldn't have a clue about.


Even when using biblical terms we have to make sure our listener understands the words and terms we use. A person devoid of Christian background may think all sorts of things if we mention sanctification or propitiation without explanation.


Back in university there was one man who was hung up over the idea of Christians talking about not being a part of the world and to be separate from the world and that sort of thing. Not a single Christian had ever explained to him what that meant. He was thinking of the physical world; and naturally the idea that a Christian wasn't a part of the physical world didn't make sense. When I explained to him the spiritual meaning he quickly grasped it and we were able to move on.

#262928 New Name for IFBs

Posted by BroMatt on 09 January 2011 - 09:25 PM

I'm sticking with my guns for "separated" :makmiday:

Seems like separation is a thing of the past in Independent Baptist Churches. Anyways, I really do not think the name is a big deal, I think our reputation with the lost in our community is the bigger deal at hand.

Very good and true, but our reputation has been further tarnished by the continual association of "fundamentalist" with those who are evil and dangerous. For some, simply hearing that word causes their defenses to go up and their ears to close to us.

However, for those in our community who we interact, they should be able to see Christ in us and know that at least when it comes to us, the evil associated with "fundamentalist" doesn't describe us.

I'm sure it is different in certain areas of the country, but the people in my city do not categorize us by the label 'Fundamentalist", they more know us by what they have seen from our members. It is like the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Our community is watching our actions not what we call ourself. If we throw out fundamental, why are we keeping Baptist?

#262927 New Name for IFBs

Posted by MatthewDiscipleOfGod on 09 January 2011 - 09:08 PM

I have no problems calling myself an Independent Fundamental Separatist Baptist. Just calling yourself a Christian will get some people to hate you. We need to stop worrying so much what others think and more about what God thinks. Otherwise you'll end up like one of those many Baptist churches that take Baptist out of their name so they don't "offend".

#262898 New Name for IFBs

Posted by Wilchbla on 09 January 2011 - 05:17 AM

No matter what term you come up to explain fundamentalist it will always be turned into a negative meaning by the media.

#396518 Tablets

Posted by No Nicolaitans on 08 December 2014 - 10:45 PM

What's up with all the heresy from those who don't know how to rightly divide a tablet?  :nuts:

#395943 God's Will Was Done.

Posted by Invicta on 04 December 2014 - 03:36 PM

Dan 4:25  That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. 

#395897 God's Will Was Done.

Posted by "I am chief" on 04 December 2014 - 09:02 AM



I cast my ballot according to the rules the Democrats and Republicans have established,

 John, read your constitution, your ballot was cast in accordance with it, not rules established by political parties. Keep voting, it doesn't matter what the "rest vote" only what would glorify our Father which is in heaven.

#395707 Pope Says It Is Wrong To Equate Islam With Violence

Posted by Jim_Alaska on 03 December 2014 - 11:15 AM

I think we can go on in this vein forever. I also think it wrong to continually change the description of what we are to suit the times.

At one time the term Independent Baptist meant something definitive. Then the "fundemental" got added, then the negativitity against that word got perverted. This is a vicious circle.


Until I joined this forum I never heard so much usage of the word "funtamental" as I have since. It would be beneficial to simple state what we are simply, such as "Independent Baptist." If people don't understand it then I can expain it as I always have.


Let's not try to forever comform to what someone thinks would be a better explanation, only to find at a later time that the added words have been perverted and we have to change it again.





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