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Ukulelemike

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#398610 Thou Shalt Not Grow A Beard.......

Posted by Ukulelemike on 08 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

And that is a perfect example of the lack in Biblical discernment among independent fundamental Baptists (even among the leadership thereof) over which my heart is so grieved.  I thought that the "fundamental" word in the title "Independent Fundamental Baptist" was supposed to mean that we are a BIBLICALLY minded people.

Perhaps is speaks more to the (hopefully) few that are leader-oriented, who demand no questioning, and themselves have asked none of those who taught them. Sadly, in every good group of people you get a few who ruin it for the rest.

 

We all know there have been IFB preachers who demand NO ONE ever question what they say, that to do so it akin to questioning God Himself! (Like Catholics). Those types, I suspect, are likey the types that, when they heard their teacher or preacher say it, they were 'encouraged' not to question it, either. So it just becomes gospel truth.

 

This is where the idea of stupid sheep comes from, or evil goats, and many other assumptions that are heard, believed and passed on, no one ever questioning it.

So really it has nothing to do with IFB-these types are in all different denominations-look at Calvin! He accepted NO questioning to what he said, and some paid with their lives. Try questioning Peter Ruckman and you're jack-leg idiot.  Preachers have to remember they are no better than anyone else-we are sheep like all the other sheep, we're just helping guide the rest of the flock.




#398602 Hastening His Coming

Posted by Ukulelemike on 08 January 2015 - 12:08 PM

Keep in mind, it isn't "hastening" His return, but "Hasting". I believe this refers to the desire for His return. that we should, indeed, pray for His coming and desire it greatly. The Bible tells us that there is a crown for those who love His appearing, so it is actually proper obedience to desire His return.




#398572 Thou Shalt Not Grow A Beard.......

Posted by Ukulelemike on 07 January 2015 - 06:58 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...




#398514 Fat In The Sacrifice

Posted by Ukulelemike on 06 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

I inquired of my wife, who is a great resource in such things, having done a lot of study on the subject of the body and fats and diet, etc. She tells me that dietary fat, saturated fat, produced cholesterol for the brain, which is necessary to brain function.  Fat is, to the brain, as blood is to the rest of the body-it keeps it healthy. She says, "Fat is one of the densest nutrients. The blood can carry it. But it is more cherished by the heart and the brain as a nutrient. It breaks down into ketones which is a preferred form of nutrition by the brain.  Rabbit starvation is when folks try to eat lean meat. They can die. that is why they add fat to things like pemmican. The brain is 70% cholesterol. If people replace their animals fats with the polyunsaturates, which are the grain oils, they get cancer." 

 

This is brief, texted by her, but there is more I can get. My point being, dietary saturated fat is very important, but the Lord demanded the majority of it. I am trying to see what would make it like blood, which is the life, and what I am seeing is that, as the blood is to the body, so fat is to the brain-it is the life and health to the brain. So, it belonged to God. Or that's where I am right now. BUt I don't claim to know it, nor that I am right, I am just interested in other thoughts on it.




#398507 Fat In The Sacrifice

Posted by Ukulelemike on 06 January 2015 - 12:11 PM

Actually, fat is quite necessary in the human diet, and is very good for you, despite what nutritionists say. When women, like bodybuilders and fitness-types, don't have enough body fat, they cease menstration, can't have babies, and are generally unhealthy.  Of course, the fat they were to give to God was the fat around the kidneys and probably the fat strap on the belly. If you have butcherd, you know what I'm talking about. We use that to make soap. But there's always some fat marbled into the meat, which can't really be removed, andI would assume the Lord didn't demand they remove every little strip of fat on the meat-it would be pretty impossible. So they were still getting some nutritional saturated fat.

 

As well, a body NEEDS to store some fat, even when nutritional needs are net. Some have certainly more fat than is needed, but any animal that has no fat is usually not very healthy. Some, granted, have naturally less than others-rabbits, for instance, have in the wild almost no fat. Its well known that native americans, when they ate rabbit, always added fat to it, because it was nutritionally incomplete otherwise. This is why buffalo and other game, which naturally had much more fat, were preferred.

 

If fat was bad for you, I wonder, would God, who always demanded the BEST, demand what was the WORST? God never demanded what was bad for one as His portion-always either the best, or the life.  




#398353 17-Year-Old "transgender" Teen Commits Suicide

Posted by Ukulelemike on 01 January 2015 - 11:13 PM

I wonder how it would turn out if a white guy self identified as black? Not too good, I suspect.


#398304 17-Year-Old "transgender" Teen Commits Suicide

Posted by Ukulelemike on 31 December 2014 - 07:37 PM

http://www.usatoday....pes=og.comments

 

I read this article, and I must say, my heart goes out to this boy.

 

Here's a kid, born Joshua, who "self-identified", (fantasized), as a girl, supposedly since he was four. 

 

Of course, society was on his side, as were friends, school, etc. But, he was raised in church, though not sure how much, or what kind, and his parents sought to turn him around, apparently having him see 'Christian" psychologists, (I don't agree with this idea).

 

So, with parents rejecting his fantasy, and the rest of society embracing it and rejecting reality, he chose to commit suicide by walking out in front of a semi. It was not known to be a suicide until the next day when a suicide note came up on his , what, Twitter, I think, or something, preset to open the next day.

 

This boy said he wanted his death to 'mean something', a strike at the heart of intolerance, I suppose, and for civil rights of LGBT's. Sadly, it was a meaningless death, a waste of a life with great potential, except for the poisoning of his mind by a wicked society.

 

No, I don't say anyone else made him walk out in front of that truck-he made the choice, and at 17, he was smart enough to know it was a bad idea. But this is the society he was born to, one that embraces "perception" over reality. At least, in certain cases. I suppose they wouldn't allow me to self-identify as female when I go to the gym showers, right? Or identify as black, color my skin, perm my hair, and insist I am a minority. I suspect I'd get a serious beating for that. But its a sin to today's society to insist your "perception" of reality on someone else's, even though reality is, well, reality. male is male, and no matter how many surgeries and hormone replacements, a man is still a man, even if you remove the stem, and add melons, (sorry). 

 

This kid was messed up, confused, and sadly, society embraced his faulty perception, and called it his own reality, and encouraged his rebellion against his parents, who were the only ones who loved him enough to tell him the truth. Do I blame society? To a point, yes, because to many today, there is no more truth, no more absolutes, no more reality, save for one's personal perception of such-its taught in school, trumpeted by the government and the TV and even 'science'.  What can a parent do anymore against such odds?

 

I pray for the family, left berift of their child, facing a society that is blaming them for being intolerant Christians, when really, if anyone else is to blame outside the boy, it is society. And it makes me sad and makes me sick, and now this boy is in hell.

 

I know he made the choice. I just sorrow over the senseless loss, and him being so deluded by teachers and the president and neighbors who told him it was all fine. Now he has to taste truth, a harsh, eternal reality. Pray for his family.




#398234 Way Of Life - Joel Hemphill's Denial Of Jesus' Deity

Posted by Ukulelemike on 30 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

So basically he is proving that he has never actually been saved, because the doctrine of the Godhead is truly one that must be received through the Spirit of God. This is why groups like the JW's and Mormons reject it, because they can't fathom in their lost minds how Jesus can be man AND God, Lord AND Servant. This is why Paul calls it the mystery of Godliness, that God was manifest in the flesh. And if they can't fathom it, reason it out in their minds, then it must not be true.




#398230 Tablets

Posted by Ukulelemike on 30 December 2014 - 10:25 AM

Good to know!

 

Beyond using a desktop computer I'm not familiar with 21st century tech! I've never had, or had any experience with laptops, tablets, notebooks, smart phones or any of those sort of devises.

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#398191 Rhinoceros Unicornis, Rhinoceros Bicornis

Posted by Ukulelemike on 29 December 2014 - 02:28 PM

Man, you're in the goat business. You should raise some of these; they would probably bring a premium price. ;)

I could use my goats and do the same thing, but it can be hit and miss, and it isn't cheap doing the implanting. Besides, everyone knows what they are, and probably no one would want them, save for maybe as pets by..the...um...rich?

 

Well, maybe I SHOULD consider it!




#398177 How Was Your Christmas?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 29 December 2014 - 09:09 AM

Did 12 hour night shifts- 1st night had 67 patients! (the 24th to the morning of 25th). Feet hurt so bad. slept all day- no time to visit with family. Tried to eat rubbery chicken fried steak- gave to husband- opinion of chix fried steak not improved from this experience. McDonald's breakfast ran through me unabsorbed. 12 hour shifts next 2 nights- exhausted. Finally slept well last day with benadryl. But couldn't quite come out of the grogginess as I didn't get a full 8 hrs.

Ah, that's why you didn't want me to see this post while you put it up: dissing my mama's chicken fried steak, eh?

 

Yeah, she had a rough, very long three days, but I supposed the financial rewards reaped, between overtime all three nights, and one holiday, should about double her pay. The goats will eat well. And I, I will eat rubbery chicken fried steak.




#398134 Tablets

Posted by Ukulelemike on 28 December 2014 - 05:12 PM

How about this RCA 10" which comes with a case and keyboard?

 

http://www.walmart.c...d-Case/38693695

Bought one! I really like it. I use it to do my sermons on, now, so I don't have to print it out and have old sermons laying around. No room to keep them all. Am now working on the recording thing, as I mentioned earlier.

 

I alos like about it, that I can have it with me any time I am out and about, and can work on notes wherever I may be, when something strikes me. Last night I had to pick up a friend at the airport. So I went to town a bit early, went to Starbucks, had an Eggnog Latte and sat and worked on the tablet, on Starbuck's internet dime.




#398131 Preterist

Posted by Ukulelemike on 28 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

So to understand this, all the events of Revelaton took place already, back in roughly 70AD, and we are now in the non-milennial milennial reign of Christ. So, really, we will just go along and one day, BOOM, we all go, judgment, destruction of earth, and that's it? The wrath spoken of in Revelation already occurred, the tribulation is over and done, nothing left except, at some point, the end.




#397707 ‘Hip’ Church Gives Biblical Christians New Label: ‘Hater’

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

That must be it. Thanks! Man, couldn;t get all the way through. I have to repent and admit that, listening to this guy, I kind of want to, well, punch him in his smug, whiney, self-righteous, immature, carnal face. Yeah, this is the face of much of what is called christianity. If someone sees something wrong with their carnal ays, well, get outta the way, old-timer, its OUR time now!  He said "a new light has dawned". A new light? What's wrong with the old light? It hasn't dimmed. But the Bible only mentions one other light. that Satan is transformed into an angel of light. He might need to have his lights checked.




#397627 Santa Claus, Imitation Of Jesus Christ

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 December 2014 - 06:44 PM

My thoughts are, if we are not honoring God when we celebrate His birth on December 25th, whether by prayer or by special services, because it is actually a pagan day , then it is equally wrong for us to worship God any day of the year since all the months on our calendars and the days of the week were all named after pagan gods.

As Christians, we should have the freedom to worship any day of the year, regardless of scorn or ridicule.  Doesn't matter if it is Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, or even Halloween. 

Our attitude of worship should be a daily attitude, every day of the year.

 

*edited to remove inappropriate word.

Thats just silly, because the pagans have nothing to do with the days themselves-some knucklehead just gave them names, which mean nothing.

 

But now consider, say, the seventh-day Sabbath. It was given by God to Israel at Sinai, so it is completely proper for them to celebrate it on the seventh day. As a believer, I could celebrate it, if I chose, and it would be fine, though I have no right to demand it of anyone else, nor does anyone else have the right to denamnd it of me-it was given by God, and I believe that this is an example of what Rom 14 is saying about honoring days or not honoring days.

 

The same would be said about the various feasts. Their origin is of God. Each day of the week is of origin of God, regardless of what someone calls them, the days themselves are given and created by God.

 

Now, when we deal with Christmas, as a feast day, a holiday, whatever you wish to call it, we know it was specifically designed by Rome, whom we should reject, based upon pagan rituals, which we should reject, the day chosen by Rome and attached to specific pagan celebration, for the express purpose of inticing those same pagans to join with them. No other reason. This is a reindeer of a different color from just the days of the week.  This is exactly what the Lord told His people NOT to do, when he told them NOT to learn the ways of the heathen. Mannaseh was judged because he went after the ways of the heathen. israel went into captivity for following the ways of the heathen. nadab and Abihu were probably partially killed for following after the ways of the heathen. Yet now, under grace, we suppose its alright for us to follow after the ways of the heathen, as long as we pretend it is Jesus' birthday?

 

The Lord Jesus gave us a regular celebration that we are to do as a remembrance, a celebration perhaps, of Jesus' death, which we call the Lord's Supper. It is commanded for us to do-as far as how often we do it, the Bible doesn't specify, just, "as often as ye do it," so there seems to be some liberty in this. yet it is given as a remembrance of His death, and of course, we remember at the same His resurrection, through which we are redeemed. We also know WHEN He died and thus, when He was resurrected. The Bible tells us. So it is appropriate we celebrate it. In fact, we do so each First Day, in remembrance of His resurrection the first day, and His meeting with His disciples the same day. BUt history tells us that no true believer in Christ ever celebrated Christmas until some 150-160 years ago. before that real Christians were known for NOT celebrating it.

 

But, as we hear time and again, history means nothing to most Christians any more. We don't know our history, we don't care, it doesn't matter anymore. A sad affair.

 

Jer 6:16  "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."  This is the attitude. No one cares about the old paths-what believers did for 1800 years no longer matters-most are completely unaware because they care so little. We can't ask for the old paths, because we don't know the old paths. Many today are like Israel who say, "We will not walk therein."

 

*Edit: on reading this, I notice I sound kind of angry-I'm not and I apologize if I come across as such. Its not meant to be personal to anyone,  not SFIC or anyone else. Please don't take is as such.






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