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Ukulelemike

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#395633 Pope Says It Is Wrong To Equate Islam With Violence

Posted by Ukulelemike on 02 December 2014 - 06:14 PM

Words have meanings, definitions, and when those definitions are valid, there is no reason to abandon them, just because they are tainted by the world.

 

The term Fundamentalist refers to someone who holds to the fundamentals, or the basics, the foundations, of their beliefs, (in a religious sense). Thus, a fundamentalist Muslim would, indeed, be someone who believes in killing those who won't convert, because that is an Islamic fundamental. Their 'prophet,' so-called, practiced it.

 

An Fundamentalist Mormon is someone who would hold to the polygamy of their founder, Joseph Smith, who declared it to be an everlasting covenant between themselves and their god. It would be proper.

 

Westboro is NOT a fundamentalist group, and their preaching and activities declare such. Timothy McVeigh wasn't a fundamentalist, nor was David Koresh, or Jim Jones, despite what the media says.

 

Neither I, nor my faith, will be decided by what the media says. Seriously, the term 'Christian" has a negative connotation to it for many-shall we cease using that term? Being a 'separatist' is negatively viewed by many, but I will still stand and declare myself such. 

 

I am an Independent Fundamental Baptist Christian, because I believe those terms describe my faith and my stand. And I must admit, it makes me wonder why some say they're IFB, if they have repudiated the "F".

 

As far as the Pope's climate, its no different than the 'climate' they have been seeking to make since the Vatican II in the 1960's, and became ecumenical. The problem is, they aren't giving the gospel to anyone, and they still clearly maintain that there is no salvation outside of the Roman Catholic church. So, it hasn't changed at all-they will make small concessions to get others to step under their umbrella, as they have done for 2,000 years, but ultimately, those will have to join the RCC, not the other way around. It is a false peace, a false reaching out, being performed by a Jesuit, THE Jesuit. And a Jesuit always has the mother church as their sole thought behind everything they do. DON'T doubt me on this.




#395541 God The Father?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 02 December 2014 - 09:28 AM

1Peter 4:12-19

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."




#395413 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by Ukulelemike on 01 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

Where does the scripture mention microchips.  The sign was in the right hand and the forehead.

 

Re 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

 

The mark is the sign of the cross given to RCs by the priest on their forehead with his right hand and used by RCs with their right hand when the "cross" themselves.  Without this mark none could buy or sell under the papal antichrist.

Actually, one hint that the microchip may be the mark, or a precursor to it, is that it was found during trials that the most efficient way to power the tiny lithium battery in the chip was through frequent temperature fluctuations. It happens to be that the most efficient part of the human body with those fluctuations, is the back of the hand, and the forehead. This comes by one of the primary designers of the chip, Dr. Carl Sanders, now actually an IFB evangelist and repentant for his part in the invention of what he believes may be the mark of the beast.

 

Now, I also know that I am probably in the minority in this as well, but I don't believe the Pope will be the antichrist, or that the RCC will be the one-world religion. Now, I DO believe the one world religion will probably use the RCC as at least one of the foundations of it, since they are so historically welcoming to about anything as long as they can 'christianize' it. And I believe the Pope MIGHT be false prophet, seeing as he already is.




#395140 Mcdonald’S In A Church

Posted by Ukulelemike on 28 November 2014 - 10:22 PM

Is this any different than the churches (some IFB) who have coffee houses in their churches? I have seen some with their own cafe, where they sell coffee, some even with Starbucks in them.

 

Besides, everyone knows, if you're going to have ANY kind of food place in your church, it should be Dunkin' Donuts. After all, baptise means to submerge, or dunk, so they COULD be called Baptist Donuts.




#394827 ...honour The King,

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 November 2014 - 06:26 PM

I like Burger King! He's my second favorite king, next to the King of Kings. Then comes the King of Cartoons.




#394819 Things We Can't Do Without

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 November 2014 - 06:08 PM

Coffee and Pizza. Meal of eternity!  Manna from heaven, and a side of mud!




#394816 God The Father?

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

So is everyone else, including those that don't believe LOL

I just find it amazing how we all give Him the glory in hindsight. It is our decisions and actions that get us into touble and then get us out of trouble (or keep us in trouble LOL) And yes it is being honest. I am not going to pretend I like Him when I can't stand Him any more. But then you lot wouldn't understand a crisis of faith if it came and slapped you in the face - you're all perfect little IFB's. Take a look arround you. Our "Father" gave this world to the devil and us with it. We are all "Job's" in one form or another being punished for our faith while He sits back in silence and enjoys the show. Reality TV at it's best

I suspect more of us understand trials of faith better than you might think; this is one of the reasons the Lord places us into churches-for fellowship with those who can help us, having been through what we have.

 

I have stood and defiantly shaken my fist at God, (so to speak) and told him, (literally and outloud) "I don't want this any more! If this is what my life is going to be, I don't want it and I don't want you!" Or something to that effect. And two weeks later, I fell to my knees and repented in tears, knowing that I could no more reject Him, than I could reject reality. Praise God, He knows our hearts and our pains and doesn't hold against us our times of weakness.

 

Jeremiah said, "Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay." This is just what I went through-I didn't want Him anymore, but His word, His very presence, was like a flame within me that I could not deny. I 'felt' Him more in my pain-filled rebellion, than I often do when things are well, so to speak.

 

So yeah, I know trials of faith.  God didn't give the world to the devil: Adam did, and then Jesus took it back on Calvary. Satan may be the prince of the power of the air, and we may have to deal with him, but God is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Satan will have his day, but he will also have his day of judgment, and will be cast down forever to the lake of fire, and it will be his end.

 

But we who are the Lord's will shine forever in His presence. 

 

You must remember, my brother, that the Lord has never promised us peace and good times here on earth in this life. In fact, He has promised us tribulation and trouble. See the troubles those most faithful to Him while He was in the flesh, endured: all but John died a martyr's death, as have many since. But is this God NOT taking care of His own? Certainly not, because this world, this life, is but for a moment compared to what is yet to come, and you live with one foot here, and one in eternity-to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

 

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."  1Pet 4:12, 13  The fiery trial which IS to try you. Its promised. But glory over it, because Jesus so sufferred for us! For you! The blood of His saints is precious in the eyes of God, and we will receive reward.

 

Don't lose faith, brother. Let the Lord lead you through your crisis-He is there with you, no doubt. And He will bring you through. No doubt.




#394794 Thank You

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 November 2014 - 01:46 PM

Sure they do:

 

They thank Darwin for enlightening them with evolution

 

They thank Margaret Sanger for bringing them freedom to kill their unborn children

 

They thank Marx for introducing their favorite Ten Planks

 

They thank Muslims for their religion of great peace, which, if everyone just accepted it, they would stop being butchered.

 

They thank Obama for their new neighbors that he just made legal, as well as their patron saint, NIMBY, who will keep them living somewhere else.




#394793 Way Of Life - Frank Garlock's Warning Against Vocal Sliding

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 November 2014 - 01:40 PM

Totally agree with you, Mike, but I have to admit it's a whole lot easier to listen to the words if the voice is pleasant...I've sat through some specials where the singer(s) couldn't carry a tune in a bucket making it very painful to listen even though the words were great.

Yes, there's definitely a fine line to be drawn here. Even in the OT, it was those skilled in making music that played at the temple, while the entire congregation sang together in praise. In my church, my wife and I are it, which is why we don't do much special music: it seems like "the Pastor Mike Show", and I try to stay away from that.




#394754 ...honour The King,

Posted by Ukulelemike on 26 November 2014 - 10:03 AM

England was very much the governing authority in America as they were in their other colonies. The main difference is that England was much more generous in her ruling of the American colonies than her other colonies. This is why even at the height of the movement for American independence, no more than a third of the population supported the effort. Fully a third of the population was openly Loyalists, with the other third vainly trying to play neutral.

 

If one follows the history of the American colonial period it's one of a people (many) with a rebellious spirit intent upon doing what they thought right in their own eyes. Unlike the whitewashed history often put forth, early America was awash in sin, not a bastion of a great Christian society trying to live in accord with Scripture.

True. In fact, as I recall, for a long time, Franklin was a loyalist and even when he turned, he was at odds with his son, who remained a loyalist. And yes, I agree that the US was never a bastion of goldy perfection, nor has it been.  In fact, I believe that, in many ways, that freedom of religion has actually been a bad thing, because, though we certainly wan6ed freedom to worship the Lord according to our soul's dicates, and didn't want the government to tell us what we can and can't do in that arena, yet not having to fight and strive for it has caused great error and falsehoods, as well as a general malaise in regards to things Christian. We invented the Laodician church, in bulk form, in many ways, and have spread its wickedness through the world.




#394677 ...honour The King,

Posted by Ukulelemike on 25 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

Yeah, not appropriate. The Bible is clear that we are to submit to the powers that be, which are ordained of God. Doesn't mean we accept or follow after ,sin and wrong illegal behavior, but insofar as we are not dishonoring or disobeying God or the law, we should submit.

 

Granted, with this President, not much legal to follow after, but we should still be praying for his wisdom and blessings. God will use Obama to do His perfect will, even as He used Pharaoh unwillingly. 

 

I have had, for some time, a theory that all men have free will, until such time as they decide to seek temporal power. Once they gain such power, governor or President or whatever, then they don't have the same will the did before, because the Bible says "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will." (Prov 21:1). Its true that Obama is not a king, per se, but he does, undoubtably, have great temporal power in the world, and as such, I believe would fall under the same as the king in this verse.

  So if God turns his heart whithersoever He will, that tells me that temporal rulers don't have the same free will as most men do, because God uses such to accomplish His will in the world scene, bringing about the expected end.

 

So, we may not like what Obama does, but the Lord is still using him to perform His will.




#394650 Things We Can't Do Without

Posted by Ukulelemike on 25 November 2014 - 03:35 PM

...And pizza...we can't do without pizza.

 

 

Marriage supper of the Lamb?   Yup, pizza.




#394649 The Grand Jury

Posted by Ukulelemike on 25 November 2014 - 03:31 PM

I suspect they came ready to riot either way the jury went:

 

As it was, they riot because there's no justice

 

If he was found liable and was to go to trial, they would have rioted, because it proved there was racism.

 

There was no good decision from a damage-contrl point of view, just the right thing.

 

Concerning the article, for someone who seems to know a bit about grand jury and court proceedings, he's either ignoring or ignorant concerning the fact the regular court hearings routinely ignore and reject a lot of testimonies and witnesses, and often, innocent people have gone to prison because it was expedient for them to suffer instead of someone else. Had this gone to a standard, open jury trial, he could never have gotten a fair trial, because it would have been a media circus and he would have been found guilty. And good luck finding an unbiased jury.

 

Of course, HAD it gone to trial, and HAD he been found innocent, in an open, transparent proceeding, people would still insist it was unfair and rigged, like in Florida with the guy there, whose name has escaped me for a moment. And of course, no mention now of the Federal Government's DOJ involvement, that they found the same outcome-no words from Eric Holder, because of course, even though he's a raging liberal, they will excoriate him as an Uncle Tom.

 

No, no outcome would have been good enough-they came to be angry, to riot, to destroy, and nothing would have stopped it.

 

By the way, have you heard now that its the police's fault for all the damage, because "they let the city burn" because they weren't violent enough in stopping the rioters? Again, catch-22, darned if they stopped them, darned if they didn't. Pardon my potty mouth.




#394632 Way Of Life - Hating The Rapture

Posted by Ukulelemike on 25 November 2014 - 10:07 AM

Ah, typology, I like that subject. Let's look at typology in the light of the tribulation

 

Noah and the flood:  God's wrath fell on the earth and its inhabitants with the great flood to destroy all life off the earth. But Noah found grace in God's eyes, and He spared him and his family, along with some animals. But He didn't remove Noah completely from the tribulation of that time, instead, he lifted him to ride it out safely atop the judgment.

 

Lot was the one righteous man in Sodom, and we may presume Gomorrah and the other three cities of the plains destroyed by God. But the Lord, in preserving Lot, didn't remove him from all tribulation, but allowed him to escape the wrath of God, and remove to another place. yet he still had to endure loss and still had trouble associated with it.

 

Of course, we see Enoch, who walked with God, and was not, for the Lord took him. This removeal in itself, as a type of the catching away, doesn't seem to be at all related to missing tribulation or trouble, just a removal, so is it typology for the catching up? Same with Elijah being taken up, no trouble related to it, just a removal.  

 

Understand, I am not assuming that you use these particular events as typology for the tribulation and catching up, but these are some that are typically used, and the more I consider them, the less they seem to promise a catching away from the time of tribulation, and more a promise to preserve us and protect us, to cause us to ride above the storms of God's judgments against the wicked, while still present to witness them.

 

But this is how I understand them.  It was mentioned above the idea that God would teach His people differently-of course, like the one who mentioned it, I don't believe He does, I think we too often look at scripture according to our thoughts and yes, whether we want to admit it or not, we have all been influenced in some manner from a teacher or preacher; not that we're parrots or sheep, (though we are sheep, but not in that way), but surely its impossible NOT to be influenced by men we respect for their wisdom and understanding. Not sure what we can do about that-unless we altogether reject any human teachers and preachers, but to do so would be against the word of God, and those types ALWAYS fall into weird error.  

 

Fortunately, I don't see the subject of rapture, (yes, I said it) timing as fundamental, as important to one's faith or salvation, nor even something that, depending on what we believe, would reject the direct teachings of Christ, except for those who believe there will be no catching up. I believe we all agree that it will happen, and it will happen when the Lord deems it is time to happen, and I suspect there is not one of us here that would not be willing to repent and seek forgiveness if they are found wrong on the day of judgment.




#394594 Way Of Life - Hating The Rapture

Posted by Ukulelemike on 24 November 2014 - 07:45 PM

I believe the center of Revelation prophecy is, indeed, Israel-the nations that stand against her are also in some view, though for wrath. And while certainly the entire globe will be involved in some manner, and by the end, will all be standing against Israel, either directly or in conviction, there is no need to focus on any of them.

 

That's why I have no issue with believing that believers will endure till just before the wrath-because, even though the prophecy is primarily about Israel, and events surrounding her, there are still other nations present. Just because its not about the church, doesn't mean the church will be gone, or believers will be gone. God's focus is His focus, but it doesn't mean everyone else must be gone for Him to focus on a certain group. For 2000 years the focus has been the churches, but Israelites are still here.  Before that, Israel was the focus, but there were other nations around, too.






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