lance.dunlop

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  1. I've heard from an Ex-Muslim who says that Islam is in place of what most people hold to be Rome in eschatology. It holds some interesting points. Either way, I'm not sold on anything yet. Still studying.
  2. I don't think the ordinance can be self-distributed, confessionally, Biblically, or historically. But I'm one who doesn't hold that a person must be a Church member to be baptized, or even to be "clergy" to perform the act of baptism. I'm 28, never been ordained, and I've baptized 4 people in my Church, and I've baptized 7 people in Uganda. If you don't actually have a good Church in the town where you live, where you can at least talk to a Pastor about this, I'm one who believes you could just have an Ethiopian Eunuch baptism. The real issue is being obedient to the command to be baptized.
  3. Sounds great! Find that place, and talk with the Pastor about your situation and go for it. You can be baptized anywhere you want...just look at the Ethiopian Eunuch. But there's something special about having it done with your church family.
  4. I hadn't even noticed that part when I originally read it. JW is a cult. I know it's hard to call them that because of personal reasons. I grew up in that culture, and some of my family is/was stuck in it. It can be hard...but going to God's Word, you see that they have been led astray by wolves. JW doesn't recognize Jesus as God, nor do they recognize the Holy Spirit as God. Their religion has constantly been filled with false prophecies. Most of their main doctrines are false. Aside from Jesus and the Spirit not being God, they believe... Jesus is Michael 144,000 will go to heaven You are saved by the continuation of works They have a head organization "The Watchtower" which believes that new revelation supersedes old revelation They don't believe in the atonement The NWT is purposefully crafted to deceive people from the deity of Jesus The list can go on from here, but these are the big ones. The fact is we should pray for them to come out of the movement. They are being deceived like we once were, and God is good and can save them to the uttermost.
  5. This sounds a lot like me actually. I was also raised a JW, but I was being raised by the other part of my family into the Lutheran church, and I was baptized into a random Methodist congregation when I was young. I personally accept "credo-baptism" as my stance, but I gave it's counterpart a fair shake. I decided to get baptized again when I was 23.
  6. I legitimately am not sure of what's being said here. I'm not sure if you're expanding on something, or if you're contending against something half the time.
  7. You have to be very careful when choosing a Christian Seminary. Many are fallen heads teaching other fallen heads. But given the right one, they are springs of life. Most people should learn on their knees, with consistent study of Scripture.
  8. Praise God that we serve a patient God
  9. I'm getting desperate in looking for work. I've been out of work for a while, but that needs to change. I have some issues with physical limitation due to some injuries in the past. I trust God will provide, but please pray that I will be patient for His timing, and willing to accept any assignment he gives. Thanks, GB.
  10. Romans 12:1-2 ESV "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
  11. Not quite sure what was being said, but Willa was correct. We were saved, once and for all, and are being sanctified as he has made us perfect. Our sins may not be able to separate us from the righteousness of Christ, but they can hinder our sanctification, as well as offend the Spirit of Grace within us. We repent, not for salvation, but for reconciling our friendship, so to speak. Not in a salvific manner, but to repair the damaged relationship with God, so we may continue in His Spirit towards glory. But at no time does His Spirit depart us.
  12. Romans 11:7 "What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the reset were hardened..."
  13. There's not much to the claims of playing stuff backwards. For the most part this stuff is all scare tactics, and actually distracts from the real reason you shouldn't listen to the music...that it doesn't glorify God.
  14. I think that much is evident. Honestly, if it isn't being used to glorify God, that can be said. But there are those forms of entertainment which it is very obvious, and the shows you know are deceptions with the purpose of normalizing sins.
  15. These are always my favorite kinds of testimonies, the ones that reflect the kind of forgiveness He has given us.