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Ukulelemike

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#392284 Way Of Life - Preacher Says "the Brethren" Are Galled With Brother C...

Posted by Ukulelemike on 28 October 2014 - 09:34 AM

A shame this has to continue this way. I suspect that many who accuse Cloud of pride, get that from such letters as this, when, in order to justify his knowledge in the subject, he tells them his experience and studies and such, which, if it were done any other way, would seem like pride. However, I don't see it that way, I see it as him listing his credentials, much as Paul did when he spoke of his earthly credentials, the stock of benjamin, circumcised the 8th day, etc. he wasnt lifting himself up in these things, but showing that he, of all people, understood the Jews and their religion, so he was the perfect person, as it were, to preach to the Jews.

 

I have some disagreements with David Cloud, but I absolutely agree with his assessment of the musical issues he deals with often, and we have much history and proof in churches who were once solid, but in allowing more and more worldly music in, they have since left IFB and become rock and roll concernt churches that teach false doctrines and licentiousness. Its not like it has never happened. They are allowing fire in their bosom-they will get burned.




#391854 Think Fruit

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

I know, as IFB's we tend to think of fruit almost purely as souls won to Jesus Christ, and to be sure, that IS a fruit, but today, not just among us, but many, fruit is not often enough seen as fruit within one's life and walk-our personal, spiritual growth before the Lord. Yet, a majority of verses concerning fruit are exactly that: growth. Fruits meet, or appropriate, for repentance, a life that shows our repentance, which begins in the heart, and is followed by the walk. The fruit, (mind you, not 'fruits"), of the Spirit-one fruit, numerous aspects of that fruit. And I believe that these aspects are gained, one at a time, by the believer, the more we grow and turn ourselves to the Lord in all aspects of life. Some are harder than others, like, meekness and longsuffering. But they are ALL parts of that one fruit, which shows our growth in the Lord.

 

  This is why Christians show little change in their lives-not taught about the fruit, about the walk. In fact, it is the fruit that many believers are taught to be legalism, the change in the life, both within and without. We are told that we may know others by their fruit, and yes, that takes, BUM-bum-BUUUUM! Judging! And how can we do that, except that the change extends to the outward, despite the naysayers that tell others that they shouldn't be judged by their tattoos and purple mohawks and miniskirts and tank-tops and multiple piercings, that only God can judge because He sees what is in the inside, yet I say, the Lord tells us we may know them by their fruits, and their fruits inside will be seen reflected on the outside.




#391799 Nonhuman "rights" Soon To Be A Reality, I Betcha

Posted by Ukulelemike on 21 October 2014 - 09:29 AM

True. If "Tommy" has the rights to be free, as it were, then maybe he doesn't want to go back to the jungles, maybe he wants to be free in Manhattan, or free to marry a supermodel and live in Rio, and attend the Sundance film festival each year. And of course, who will decide what Tommy's will IS?

 

This 'rights' thing is seriously getting out of hand. With the gay rights, and the children's rights, giving children who can barely wipe their own butts, rights to be treated and make decisions as an adult, this will nicely set up the paedophiles to demand to have sex and marry young children, after their 'partners' have been suitably molested and their wills broken, to agree. When I was a kid, I wanted to get a tattoo of the Incredible Hulk on my chest-I thought that was a great idea! Know why? because I was TEN YEARS OLD and I was stupid, like any ten year old is. They are no more capable of making good decisions than Tommy is of deciding where he wants to be. With rights must come responsibility, and the ability to take responsibility.




#391772 Hillsong’S Brian Houston Won’T Give Position On Same-Sex ‘Marriage': ‘We’...

Posted by Ukulelemike on 20 October 2014 - 05:06 PM

What's irritating is that, as liberal 'pastors' give in and officiate SSM's, I expect the government to step in and declare that there is legal precedence to make ALL pastors and churches do that same. We are seeing clearly that many officials have no problem in making unconstitutional demands of pastors already-so we can expect that to continue.

 

I hope everyone sees that Obama was correct: we are no longer a Christian nation, nor, I suspect, have we been for a long time.




#391766 My Wife's Book

Posted by Ukulelemike on 20 October 2014 - 02:22 PM

Naw. if I want Christian Fiction, I will read me some Joel Osteen or Rick Warren-lol




#391765 Mark Driscoll Resigns From Mars Hill Church For Social Failures – But Media S...

Posted by Ukulelemike on 20 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

Why be shocked that they would not mention his doctrinal errors, when they all agreed with them? Error wasn't why they removed him, rather because of, it seems, becoming somewhat of a dictator to his group. But the doctrines? The doctrines are why so many followed him in the first place-they have no issue with that. 




#391528 Have A Blessed Day

Posted by Ukulelemike on 16 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

I read a post from a lady on Facebook, (I actually dated her in HS), who said that when the 'religion peddlers' come knocking on her door, she will zing them by saying 'Blessed Be', which as many here may know, is the typical Wiccan/witchcraft greeting. She's not really wiccan, but likes to play with it, as so many do.

 

But of course, as she indicated, she figured it would shock them religion peddlers.

 

So, I answered her. I told her, first of all, many who come a-knockin' will have no idea that it is a wiccan blessing, so they'll be pleased you seem to want them to be blessed. Then they will definitely come back! I also told her that, if someone said that to ME, I would respond, " Yes, Blessed Be..Blessed be the name of the LORD!" And then I would give them the gospel.

 

I also had to let them know that when most 'religious people' come to her door, to call them peddlers is not accurate, because peddlers come to sell something, while most door-knockers I know aren't seeking renumeration in trade for what they bring, and I told her, and the rest of her respondents about the FREE gift of salvation.

 

As you can imagine, this generated a lot of responses, but surprisingly, no one was rude about it. And they heard the gospel.

 

So it was fun.

 

Blessed be...the name of the Lord! :amen:




#391527 Sermon Supoenaes

Posted by Ukulelemike on 16 October 2014 - 01:55 PM

They should just all go and preach the sermons for her, personally, one after another. in fact, let's ALL go preach for her! Imagine, a hundred preachers, and lets get a bunch of IFB's to come and preach down heaven, there on the front lawn of her house, in front of city hall, wherever she goes.

 

And we don't just pre4ach on homosexuality-no we get ALL the sins in there, and all the richness and doctrines of the word of God! We'll preach His birth and His death, the gospel and the doctrines of hell and heaven! She wants it? Let's give her ALL of it!

 

WHO'S WITH ME? AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!




#391424 And Ye Shall Be Unto Me A Kingdom Of Priests, And An Holy Nation.

Posted by Ukulelemike on 15 October 2014 - 01:47 PM

OKay, to remain consistent, I am locking this title, as it is promoting the idea of chopping up the New testament scripture in an unbiblical manner.

 

Peter said that both Jews and Gentiles were saved the same way-the same gospel, and all believers, be they initially Jewish or Gentiles-the same gospel saves them all, and they are all gooing to be considered one and the same in the eyes of God-neither Jew nor Gentile, male nor female, in Christ. Yes, in this world, there tend to be differences, but in Christ, in Spirit, in eternity, there is NO difference-all children of God.

 

So I am going to be the bad guy and close it off now, because it is going to gender toward strife between brethren. 




#391280 Way Of Life - The Darwinian Inquisition

Posted by Ukulelemike on 14 October 2014 - 09:06 AM

If evolution is true, shouldn't we be living longer and longer as time goes on?

Also, if we evolved from monkeys and frogs then why are there still monkeys and frogs?

And since there are still monkeys and frogs, why don't any of them change into humans today?

 

Logic always trumps book smarts!!! Besides if you believe any book then you are really putting all your trust in the author of that book to be right. That's why I'll take the KJV Bible for answers to these silly origin questions, because I trust the author!!!

Here is what they will tell you:

 

  "We didn't 'come from monkeys and frogs", rather we all, monkeys, etc, had a common ancestor, and that split up, so to speak, and evolved into monkeys and frogs and humans" The theory changes, and then we are called ignorant for not being able to follow their theory as it continually, well, evoles, because with every new discovery, evolution is found false, so it must be tweaked to try and keep it alive.

 

Recently, I have read how scientists found that the boson higgs particle they so desperately sought with the great hadron collider, and they apparently found, disproves the remote possibility of a 'big bang'. That's exactly what the researchers said, but when I brought it up, I was told that it had nothing at all to do with the big bang and it disproved nothing-even though the scientists said it did. This is why we are not hearing anything more about that.

 

Then scientists came out and said they had proven the expansion of the universe which to them, proved the big bang. Except it ALSO proved the truth of the Bible, which says the Lord stretches out the heavens. Suddenly, those scientists were wrong and it was poo-poo'd.

 

They found vast oceans-worth of water in the earth, encased in a type of mineral, enough water that, they said, if it was all on the surface, would, (surprise!) cover the entire face of the earth, over the mountains. Oh, but this can't have ANYTHING to do with a world-wide flood that covered the mountains and then asswaged back into the earth.

 

Willingly ignorant. More and more, I believe the Lord is allowing secular scientists to find proof positive of His word, and with each discovery,it is ignored or re-interpreted to try and fit their view.




#390934 Questions For Ifb On Several Issues

Posted by Ukulelemike on 12 October 2014 - 03:55 PM

This mod doesn't have the know-how, so I'm off da hook.

 

   In the time I have been here, there have been many discussions on reformed theology, on both sides, ad while it often devolves into fighting and anger, it is usually because sound biblical reasoning is dismissed off-hand for another's views, or a favorite author's arguments are placed above scripture.

 

I don't need to read Calvin's books, or the writings of Arminus to have a good enough understanding of 'Calvinism' or 'Arminianism", to declare it unbiblical. I invite those whould revisit the subject seek back into the archives and go over the various arguments that have been made there.

 

By the way, it would not be reasonable to insist one cannot understand what it is to be IFB unless they read the writings of John R. Rice or David Cloud-you want to understand it? Read the Bible.




#390933 Non Calvinist Based Tract Ministries

Posted by Ukulelemike on 12 October 2014 - 03:47 PM

I generally like to make my own tracts.

 

The one difficulty with tracts, particularly for those of us who don't espouse the "1,2,3, repeat after me" method of quick salvation, is that tracts are, by their very nature, very brief-it isn't as though you can suffuciently explain man's sin and deserving of hell, as well as Jesus' perfect redemption, in a tiny, 200-word tract. I suppose they are really more intended to act as either planting or watering, giving them SOMETHING to either open the door and add to what has been given.

 

So, if a tract has the gospel in it, does that mean its a quick prayer tract? 

 

 


 




#390567 Good Grief

Posted by Ukulelemike on 09 October 2014 - 08:21 AM

This is a good time for churches to look at their tax status. If you are 501C3, its a great time to get out from under that, because with it come the strings whith which the government can have control. That doesn't mean you will pay taxes-the IRC 508C1A defines churches as being naturally tax excepted because they are churches-you dont have to request it or apply for it-churches automatically fall under it.

 

I suspect this who queer marriage issue will end up with tax exempt churches being forced to do weddings, and pastors and staff sent to re-education training, er, I mean, Sensitivity training, if we give the government any foothold into our churches, and that's exactly what 501C3 does.

 

Good Grief, indeed.




#390501 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by Ukulelemike on 08 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

...so I shot him.




#390463 Romans 2:16 Who Does The Judging?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 08 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

This is standard ultra-dispensationalism. Different gospels, different messages, different modes of salvation. Its a mess and so unnecessary.






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