Many people do not have access to a local rightly divided Bible church (ain’t many out there) and many men who would be pastors are equally lacking, for all sorts of reasons, people to reach. Grace Country Bible Church is a small gathering of people and we, especially me, would love to be able to reach people we would not ordinarily have the opportunity to meet. What a wonderful tool then could a Biblically informative blog on the world wide web become! I believe that same tool would be quite useless if it were not backed up with a concerned pair of ears behind it. A pair of ears (with hopefully a mind in between…) which were genuinely concerned with the condition of people’s eternal souls.
God wants all people to be saved by His grace and to learn the truth behind that saving grace (1 Timothy 2:3-4). This is what He communicated to our Apostle Paul. As a saved Christian myself, and one who understands the Bible rightly divided between the things of Israel and the things of the body of Christ; this understanding makes Paul my pattern (1 Timothy 1:16) as Paul followed Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). Paul had a remarkably heavy heart for the lost and, consequently, through my own understanding of the nature of the price our Creator paid to redeem us back to Himself, as Paul explains in his 13 epistles, I too feel an enormous weight of responsibility to my Creator to inform people of what has been done on their behalf.
I would consider it an honor to the faithful cross-work of our Creator to speak with you should you desire someone to speak with. I do not pretend to have all the answers to all the worlds myriad problems; no… I believe I have the only answer to the worlds seemingly insurmountable difficulties; the full assurance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ of the King James Bible rightly divided, in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:2-3). There is nothing which could possibly compare.
Allow me to share an analogy with you about the world and our place in it (which you, if you are here, very likely intuitively understand already). The world moves along its own course as a freight train moves along its fixed track. That train has a tremendous amount of stored kinetic energy behind it as a great physical mass in motion. As that train gathers momentum, the direction that great mass moves becomes that much more difficult to alter or even slow down. If our world were that freight train, it is clear that our train is moving more and more rapidly; and if we have any logical foresight or even gut instinct at all, it is clear that our train is headed for a rather sheer drop-off in the (likely) not too distant future. The tracks do come to an eventual end as the Bible clearly demonstrates.
There is not a thing I (or you) can do to stop, slow or even alter that trains course. That is not my function as Christ’s ambassador. The world, led by the god of this world (satan), has its mind made up. It is moving along its chosen path. The tracks have been laid down. My function is to help you find the trains exit; and make no mistake, it is your choice either to ride or to get off. Gods just wrath has been temporarily postponed in favor of this dispensation of free grace. He is not imputing the worlds trespasses unto it (2 Corinthians 5:19). This means He is allowing the world to do whatever the world wants; consequences postponed. He is going to allow that train to careen directly off the cliff it is headed for (believing it can somehow right itself by itself); when He has already made Perfect Provision for your (and anyone’s) exit. That is forgiveness of human sin in Christ… the psychology of the world be damned. The psychology of the world says be “self actualized” when God our Creator says be “Christ actualized”. I myself listened to the world for almost 48 years, searching for the ever important, ever elusive “self” to “actualize”; even taking the same study up in college back in the 80’s. It is all vanity… Ecclesiastes 1. Praise Him that salvation has nothing to do with self (else all will fail) and everything to do with Him!
Colossians 2:8-13… “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you ALL trespasses;”
If you desire any help at all in finding that exit, please email me (Ted Lindblad III) at firstname.lastname@example.org as, more than anything, I’d like to help you, whomever you are, wherever you are, in your search. You may also call me at 508-446-7103.
While the world is a tremendously fearful, dark, ugly and ultimately deadly place to those who are paying any attention at all; to those who look beyond the smoke and mirrors, the bread and circuses of modern life; such is not an issue for the man dead in Christ and risen with Him by Whom all things consist (Colossians 1:17). Christ has triumphed over the power of satan, the god of this world moving along the course of this world (Ephesians 2:2), whose very power is death itself; on your behalf. There is no reason to fear anything in this world. The saved man has overcome the world by way of Christ.
I look forward to communicating with you. Allow this to be your open invitation… 🙂
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Pastor, I believe God sets up and takes down Princes, Potentates and Presidents. He always works his will even through the machinations of foolish men who think they control events. I hope you and your flock will resist Satan in the coming elections and vote for the obviously better “man”. God bless you and your service to our God and Savior.
The address below sets forth an excellent argument for the “lessor of 2 evils”; a regrettable term.
Thank you for reading and commenting Mr. Adams.
“Pastor, I believe God sets up and takes down Princes, Potentates and Presidents.”
While He once did and will someday again, He is doing no such thing in this dispensation of grace (see What Mystery? for more on dispensational theology). He has given mankind up completely, Jew and Gentile alike, to our own wicked, evil hearts and minds (Rom 1:18-32). He then provided an escape for all men from the eventual righteous judgement of such blatant disregard. The atoning death, burial and resurrection of Himself in the form of Christ for those who trust in the same for salvation (1 Cor 15:1-4).
Romans 3:26… “To declare, I say, at this time HIS righteousness: that HE might be just, AND the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
“He always works his will even through the machinations of foolish men who think they control events.”
His will for “individual men” in this dispensation (not nations, as He does not recognize the nation of Israel today, why would He recognize America, as if He ever did…?) is exceedingly simple; that they all get saved by His freely offered grace and to come unto the knowledge of the truth of all the remarkable, identity altering blessings that salvation entails.
1 Tim 2:3-4… “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
“I hope you and your flock will resist Satan in the coming elections and vote for the obviously better “man”.”
Studying and learning rightly divided scriptural truth (not voting in American elections) is the only resistance to a being that has the world convinced that he is “god” and men are “good”. It is satan who keeps men’s minds focused on such worldly things. Neither “man” (Trump, Klinton) is any good at all. I personally want neither. I make my thoughts known but do not instruct my “flock”; what they do in this existence is between them and God. (The people I study the Bible with are not sheep either. Lost sheep are from the house of Israel and we’re not them – Mat 10:6, 15:24. Nor is Christ my Shepherd, He is my Head and my Savior. There is a stunning difference.)
A simple question if you will… does voting FOR the lesser of two evils advance evil in any way? An honest assessment of the question begs the logical answer; yes it does. If one is voting FOR evil, no matter how much “less” said evil may “appear” to be, the slow steady march of evil continues unabated. The progress of evil may or may not be altered, such is debatable only in hindsight. The fact is, Trump “may” indeed be worse than Klinton for many reasons. He may act as a false kind of balm to soothe the minds of some voters back into a state of passive acceptance of what is to come. Trump voters (whom I personally prefer greatly to Klinton voters) will give up their liberties, not for Klinton but they will for Trump as they did for Bush (can you say “patriot” act?). Perhaps the powers that be will use a Trump presidency to deal the final crushing blow to our nations currency (a mathematical inevitability) in order to “finally and firmly” ensconce in the minds of already brainwashed voters that Trump’s brand of politics is truly the wrong way to go. That collectivism is in fact the answer… Perhaps a Klinton presidency is what is needed to finally cause the right people to say ENOUGH? Only time will tell.
There is however, in my not so humble opinion, a candidate worthy of support out there. His name is Darrell Castle. See http://www.castle2016.com
The quoted authors very popular, highly charged and very emotional appeal is the root cause that has driven the country to where it is today. Castle certainly will not win if people do not vote for him, that much is true. There is a false left/right paradigm our “keepers” want us trapped in, however. Though they look and speak differently (red shirts vs. blue) and beat each other up publicly, it is only political theater. They all play for the same team. R’s and D’s. Trump and Klinton are on the same fed.gov team. fed.gov is the solution to our problems for each candidate. Republicans have been lying to us for a century or more. If you honestly believe Trump is different, then vote for him. I do not. I believe he is as big, if not a bigger liar than most. He just knows how to play himself very well to the situation at hand.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me for the third time? Nope.
I’ve seen it clearly; clearly not many others have. Castle deserves my vote and he will get it no matter his chances of winning. Neither Trump nor Klinton deserve my vote, therefore neither will get it. It is this kind of thinking which should drive Americas conscience, not “our crappy team must win” in order that “their crappy team loses”. There are equally as many out there who believe “their crappy team must win” so that “our crappy team loses”. What are WE ALL left with? Crap! It is a dialectic construct designed to divide and conquer America. “They” use politics, race, class, religion, anything at all. ”They” have pitted NOT “us against them” but “we against we”. Guess what… we all lose. We are hopelessly divided. Americans will likely one day soon wind up once again fighting other Americans. Our keepers have already won; unless we break free from their created constructs.
I have very little hope that we will as yours is the same argument that has been made for the past hundred years and our keepers have only gotten stronger while the people have grown dumb through .gov schools, complacent through entertainment, apathetic with drugs, brainwashed by media, and enslaved by the ever burgeoning police state we live in. Trump will support the same in his own “R” way. Klinton will support the same in her own “D” way. I do not support it in any way. fed.gov no longer has my consent to govern me in the ways it does. It no longer represents me.
I desire a return to the rule of constitutional law equally applied to every and all citizens of these un-united states in order to re-unite them. Nothing else will do. The only candidate I can find that will even begin to speak about our real problems (actual national sovereignty – banning the UN from our shores, and fiat money – ending the Federal Reserve Bank) is Darrell Castle. It is you and the author you quote should vote for the same while trying to convince everyone you know to follow your lead.
Many will say, “a vote for Castle is a vote against Trump and for Klinton.” And for the other side the same is accurate.
Neither are the least bit “fundamentally” true, but again, clearly popular emotional sentiments and therefore “practically” true. A vote FOR Castle is a vote AGAINST Trump AND Klinton. What a shame more will not do the same and really “take back America” from those who stole it out from under us! A little over 1/3’rd will do for the popular vote anyway. Who knows what “the electors” will decide? Things are likely already decided…
Many will say, “we are voting for the Dems to load the Supreme Court with 4 or 5 left wing Justices which spells doom for America.”
And what have the R’s have done for the Supreme Court? They are just better liars, which again, in my not so humble opinion, makes them even more dangerous (covertly, subtly mischievous) than the overt maliciousness of the D’s. The SC is a farce already, not bound by law but granted the ability to create law by judicial fiat by those who control fed.gov and that ain’t you and me no more. (We don’t even autopsy the ones that die strangely.) Nor is it the President. It is an international cabal of financial terrorists which control all governments including our own. America is doomed (read, divided) as is the rest of the world. Read the garbage in your children’s and grandchildren’s textbooks. Saving America starts with educating ourselves enough to educate our own kids and/or grandkids in Truth. Understanding actual truth starts with admitting we have been wrong about a whole bunch of things like God, ourselves and our country. Few are willing to go that route.
Many will say, “the Primaries are over, the choice is only Trump or Klinton.”
Again, totally misleading. The R and D primaries are over. In reality (if only people could understand such) we are not bound to vote for only an R or a D. The political theatrics of the primaries are designed to cause the American people to believe that they ONLY have 2 choices! That is a lie and one that works VERY well for the powers that be simply because so many believe it. It is a lie that media.gov are 100% behind. IF people believe that ONLY an R or D can win, THEN only an R or D will win. It is a self fulfilling prophesy. Just look around at the past century as clearly that’s what people believe. What direction has the country been traveling? Straight down. Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result. Americans have been voting en mass in this way for a century. Wake up…! Peoples beliefs need to change. Solution… stop believing that only an R or D can win and start voting otherwise. Work to convince others of the same.
Break free! Spit on them. Remove your consent. That’s what liberty and freedom are about… not who they tell you you can and can’t vote for; no matter how well they dress those choices up for you, they are still NOT YOUR choices. Or perhaps they are? There are plenty of people who actually want a Trump presidency and just as many who actively want a Klinton presidency, rather than holding ones nose and voting for the “lesser of 2 evils”; as if that were somehow a move in the right direction. Not me.
With all that said… it is not our votes that count but who counts the votes. This fed.gov is so far down the toilet there is nothing they will not stoop to. Fake “terrorist” attacks (9/11, Boston bombing, Sandy Hook, etc.) and more. It is an absolute pit of evil intent. It is the absolute worse of money loving, power hungry humanity itself. The only way you will “know” who “wins” the “election” is because all the TV stations (owned by 6 globalist corporations who very carefully craft their messages) will tell you who “won”. Do you get to count the votes in your town? Me neither. We just believe what we hear on the “news” stations… The same that brought you the 15 year anniversary coverage of absolute 9/11 garbage. At least I’ll know FOR SURE that I did the right thing in the face of it by not standing for any of it.
Darrell Castle is a Bible believer. Perhaps not rightly divided but one can only ask so much… the man has a testimony of salvation. He knows he is a hopeless sinner in need of a Savior. None other can effectively lead others selflessly and leaders must be selfless. Neither Trump or Klinton are even close to understanding such. And Trump says the Bible is his favorite book! Worse than that… people believe him.
Your author writes… “So how does this apply to the looming presidential election and to those many voters reluctant to vote for Donald Trump, a candidate they dislike for whatever reasons, even though in comparison to the outright villainous Hillary Clinton, they regard him as the “lesser of two evils” (but in their eyes, “still evil”)? It would be a grave moral evil not to do everything possible to defeat Clinton,” Brady told me. “What she would do is morally, physically and intellectually evil for our country. In this case,” Brady added – referring to Trump, whom the honored general and war hero sees as a far more worthy choice for president and commander in chief – “I see no ‘lesser evil.’”
The emotionally charged blind (“the most decorated living US military veteran, moral authority, honored general and war hero” as the “song” goes…) lead the emotionally charged blind into continued delusion and destitution.
Ultimately, I too see no “lesser” evil. I try not to be emotional and to recognize emotionally charged motivation when I see it. Your article is purely, massively, emotionally charged. Me, I just see evil. I’ll not vote for it. Listen to this shyster…
“Hit the pause button. Stop and think for a moment about all those American voters out there right now, tormented over which presidential candidate to support: “Oh gosh, I just can’t vote for Trump – he’s rude, crude and egotistical, he used to build casinos and donate to Democrats, I’m not sure if he’s really a deep-down conservative, and he dissed Ted Cruz’s wife. But I also can’t vote for Hillary – she’s a far-left maniac like Obama, as well as a pathological liar and career criminal, and so is her serial sex-predator husband. She would definitely destroy the country. Maybe I could vote for the pro-marijuana Libertarian candidate, or that Evan guy nobody’s heard of, or perhaps the Constitution Party has a principled candidate I could really get behind. Or maybe I should just write in ‘Jesus’ and make a bold statement that way.””
Who does he think he’s talking to? What a moron… Tormented? Not in the least. Make a “statement” writing in Jesus? What an ass… It matters not if Trump is rude, etc. It matters not if Klinton is maniac. They are all that and more and I want neither. Neither are any good. His argument is that one of the two (Trump) MUST be supported and such is true only in as much as people “believe” it to be true. He drinks the poison daily. So too do most others. And for that reason I should go along with them? It is a “grossly immature, cowardly dereliction of duty if I fail to (vote Trump)?” SCREW HIM AND THE HORSE HE RODE IN ON!!! What do you think the Klintonistas are saying to themselves? Exactly the same and they are just as wrong! Divided, we are conquered. Stop believing the manufactured media lie they’ve been selling us for generations! It is this satanically manufactured false division which has destroyed America (and the rest of the world) and it is 100% intentional; closing in on 100% successful as well. Have you explored the Georgia Guidestones yet? Are you aware of satan’s ultimate intent for the world?
To take this argument the final step of the way (here’s where you’ll think I get really weird…!) I am no longer even from this planet. I’m just a visitor here. God has delivered me (present tense) from this present evil world (Gal 1:1-5) and has made me an ambassador of His Son (2 Cor 5:17-21). What happens here is literally of no consequence to my eternal destiny AND my function here as Christ’s ambassador (look up that word in Webster’s dictionary). America will stand or fall. So be it. It is what it is. Man at large has chosen satan’s rule over Gods. What do you honestly expect to happen? My function, and that of every truly saved Christian, is to proclaim the saving gospel of Christ; died for our sin and raised again for our justification; to any and all who will listen, no matter the physical circumstance we find ourselves in. You want something that will really change the world… THERE IT IS! My attention is rightly focused on things above. My ultimate hope is not in Castle, Trump or Klinton… my hope is in Christ alone, and it is a far greater hope of far greater things than most even begin to fathom.
Go ahead and use the line that “I’m too heavenly minded to be any earthly good.” If I am dead to this world, what earthly good can I do EXCEPT to show people the way OUT?
Col 3:1-3… “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Galatians 2:20… “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Make no mistake. If fed.gov under either R’s or D’s bring the physical fight to us, I’ll be right there fighting physically back to the best of my ability, that I may continue to share the gospel of grace and reconciliation entrusted to my care. I have little illusion as to what is on our horizon with either a Trump or Klinton presidency. This train is headed off the cliff at an ever faster pace. Nothing you or I, Trump or Klinton can possibly do will alter this most basic fact. For my money however, Castle is an actual monkey wrench.
“God bless you and your service to our God and Savior.”
Thank you kindly and truly. He has blessed me in unimaginable ways (ways that can only be found in Paul’s epistles), not with physical things having to do with this present evil world, but with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places!
Ephesians 1:3… “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
Are you trusting completely and solely in the finished cross-work of Christ, died in your stead? If so, you are blessed in the same way! God is not interested in your “physical” well being. Nor is He interested in this thing (corporation) we call America. All Christians, all things, eventually fall apart physically in many different ways; some sooner than others. This world is cursed (thankfully, as physical death is the door to new life) by God in Genesis chapter 3. (That curse IS the second law of thermodynamics by the way.) If saved, you have been crucified with Christ; you are already dead to this world. Why even pay attention to mans political theatrics? THAT is exactly what satan would have you to do… mind the things of the earth; not what God would have you mind, heavenly things. To fully resist satan, forget Trump vs. Klinton and get your mind on Gods Word as written in the King James Bible. Read Romans chapters 3 through 8 a few dozen times. Study that which truly matters. Get that information into you. Other things will fall naturally and thankfully away.
2 Timothy 2:15… “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Now the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always by all means.
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Please could you post some of your time line sheets to use to hand out. We are in the UK. Do you know of any grace believers we could make contact.
Your friends in Jesus Christ.
The most extensive list of grace churches that I know is found here…
I’m glad you found us even though we are far apart. Richard Jordan’s church in Chicago sells timeline charts inexpensively. It is called Shorewood Bible Church and is where I get my own supply. If you email me your address in the UK I’d be happy to send you a few to get started with.
Grace and peace to you!
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I read your comments on 30 Blocks of Squalor and was impressed with your thoughtfulness. There is a lot of like mindedness I share in your view of the Lord Jesus and the importance of studying Scripture and fellowship with God through Christ as believers. I’m also a big fan of Paul.
Amen brother Ken, a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I enjoy posting over at The Burning Platform. It’s edgy… and I learn a great deal over there. Perhaps I can help to open an eye or two myself someday!
Grace and peace to you and yours!
“Stucky or Grace Country Preacher might correct you.”
I’m done correcting people. I’m done arguing about religion. Perhaps no one has noticed, but I don’t write religious articles anymore … and I rarely ever make comments about religion.
GCP ruined it all for me. Let him be your expert.””
Yes!!!! Signed White Rationalist
Good evening GCP,
This is motley from TBP.
Having found your website, I will assuredly have to spend a considerable amount of time studying your perspectives.
So I have a couple of questions for you ….
1) I was raised a baptist by two very Godly people. To my own dismay, I strayed from God’s path … for too long of my life. As I found my way back, I started to attend an SDA church. I found the church to be filled with the most passionate and fervent Christians one could ever hope to have fellowship with. However, as I started to devote more time to the studying of God’s Word, I found many theological issues which they embraced which were not scriptural. So I stopped going. I am now looking for a church but am having difficulty finding a church that can fill my needs. I would describe myself as an evangelical fundamentalist. I believe the Bible is to taken literally … period. There is an old hymn which I think describes me to a tee … “Give me that old time religion”. Remember that particular hymn? It would seem to me, the only denomination that could fit ‘ these needs’ would once again be a Baptist denomination. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the matter. I do need fellowship with other Christians. I work in the field of money … which is pretty bleak. Take my word for it.
2) I have spent literally hundreds of hours listening to Chuck Smith and Chuck Missler sermons, etc. Also … Walter Martin. All three individuals are firmly grounded in the Word of God. Just wondering if you have heard of these individuals yourself.
I thank you for your efforts. I’m not quite sure I agree that the latest dispensational era started with Paul but perhaps we can discuss that at some future date …. when I have all my ducks in a line.
In closing, I wanted to comment on your ability to stay cool, level-headed and ‘Christ-like’ after having been bomblasted by some ‘hater’ on TBP. Some of the commenters on TBP seem to excel at trying to get under one’s skin. I have recurrently marvelled how you never/rarely allow yourself to stoop to others’ much lower levels. Just so you know … others are always paying attention … just to see how the Christian reacts or responds. Moroever, its something for me to emulate as I am always striving to be the person Christ desires me to be (it ain’t easy!).
Thanks for …. all you do.
Greetings motley! Thank you for stopping by my church website. Thanks as well for your support and encouragement on TBP. While my skin is fairly thick, things do get a bit cold over there at times and it is refreshing to see fellow believers standing up for the Lord.
You write… “However, as I started to devote more time to the studying of God’s Word, I found many theological issues which they embraced which were not scriptural.”
Well brother, you’re following Gods instructions to us very well. Paul (our apostle) tells us…
2 Tim 2:15… “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
The vast majority of churches out there, regardless of their intention (some good, some evil) fail to “rightly divide” the scriptures. My website is dedicated to explaining exactly what that is. Not that I’m any kind of professional writer; the site is set up as a book would be. Each post, beginning at “What Mystery?” logically follows the next as chapters in a book would. I’ve tried to start out slow, breaking things down into their individual components; those being heaven and earth, for “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” We agree that both are horribly fallen, cursed by sin, the choosing of self over God. Lucifer together with man have done a fine job of messing up the perfection given us…
You write… ” I believe the Bible is to taken literally … period.”
Amen and amen. God is not an idiot. He who spoke the universe into existence can certainly communicate to His creation in any way He chooses.
Heb 1:1-2… “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”
When the author of Hebrews, whomever that was (it was not Paul) wrote those words the “last days” appeared to be upon the earth. He recounts that God spoke to men in different ways; to the author personally in the form of Jesus Christ. To us He speaks through His inspired, preserved written word… the King James Bible in English. Accept no substitute as satan is above all else, subtle.
You write… “There is an old hymn which I think describes me to a tee … “Give me that old time religion”. Remember that particular hymn? It would seem to me, the only denomination that could fit ‘ these needs’ would once again be a Baptist denomination.”
I do remember that one, though it’s been quite some time since I sang it. The more I study, the more scriptural error I find in those old hymns… 😦
My background was methodist (catholic lite) for the majority of my life. I never really believed in God till I was around 30. It was a church split in 2011 that removed me from the methodist church and planted me into a little independent fundamental baptist church. All those years as a methodist I never knew salvation was complete; it was always something a person strived for. Upon death, God would somehow weigh a persons good works against the bad and a decision would be made. It was the baptist church that showed me salvation was complete and for that I’ll be forever grateful to them. That is however where their good doctrine stops. They “rightly divide” just enough to see that salvation is absolute, then they go about combining and blending scriptures that should be left to their target audience. For example; if we believe our Bibles (and we do) who was James writing to?
James 1:1… “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
If we are not members of one of the twelve tribes (we’re not), that letter is addressed to Jewish people. Do you believe the Bible? Jesus said…
Mat 15:24… “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Do you believe the Bible? Jesus just told us the He was not sent BUT unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. That’s not us, is it? Head scratcher, no? This goes on and on and on… until the light goes on and one sees how the Bible is constructed. It is a book of progressive revelation. See the “Bible Chart” page. It has a past (Gen-Acts) a present (Rom-Phi) and a future (Heb-Rev). We live in the present! Yea, it’s that simple… but next to no one sees it. If you were unsaved and all you had near you were small independent baptist churches, I’d send you to one. Other than that, I cannot recommend the baptist denomination. I cannot recommend any organized denomination.
You write… “I do need fellowship with other Christians. I work in the field of money … which is pretty bleak. Take my word for it.”
I hear you loud and clear. When I finally saw right division and had to leave my little baptist church (filled with people I loved) it was very difficult finding common fellowship. Many are HIGHLY opposed to the doctrine I teach. I’ve lost friends… I found a few people online but in the end I began Grace Country Bible Church myself. We are the church…
You write… “I have spent literally hundreds of hours listening to Chuck Smith and Chuck Missler sermons, etc. Also … Walter Martin. All three individuals are firmly grounded in the Word of God. Just wondering if you have heard of these individuals yourself.”
I know them. They are not unintelligent men. They are decent, well intended men. They also are not rightly divided and therefore not firmly grounded in the word. After reading a few “chapters” of my website may I recommend a fellow named Justin Johnson to you? His website is http://www.GraceAmbassadors.com and he’s one of the best (his website is the best organized) teachers out there. He has an EXTENSIVE list of teachings online under the “audio” tab. Listen to every single “chart lesson” you can find from whatever year it was presented. Prepare for the mind to be boggled!
You write… “I thank you for your efforts. I’m not quite sure I agree that the latest dispensational era started with Paul but perhaps we can discuss that at some future date …. when I have all my ducks in a line.”
Do you believe the Bible? If you do, you will soon be faced with some facts that you’ve not heard before. satan hates this above all else because religion is removed when the Bible is studied rightly divided between the mystery revealed to Paul, and prophesy made known since the world began. That which God kept secret was satan’s ultimate undoing AND his ultimate embarrassment.
Col 2:15… “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Thank you very much once again for your very kind words of encouragement. I am always more than happy to speak scripture anytime. You have my email, please feel free to use it and/or my website when ever you like. Open that KJB and study. Give a listen to a few of those chart lessons. Let’s talk again soon! Being the person (saint) Christ has already made us is not easy, that’s for sure. We are still stuck physically in the flesh, but His grace is a very powerful thing when once fully understood.
Grace and peace to you and yours, sir;
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This is Wip/Donkey. I don’t see how else to contact you but here. My email is…
This is public. You should see my email and number on this page.
You certainly ‘walk the talk”.
The recent comment you made to Stuck made me sit up and think. It gave rise to look inward and examine my own heart.
While I bear no malice towards the persona mentioned, there is a question of just how much of a good Samaritan I would be.
As I am sitting here typing, I realize that I am deluding myself. I do bear malice, I despise him. There is history behind my expressions.
However, as I have thought about this, I have become more introspective and am trying to be honest with myself and God. Thus the scriptures and with prayer.
I wanted to express my thanks to you if for no other reason than having made a comment that triggered a question in myself.
I am going to relay an old allegory I heard a long time ago…
There was an old miner traveling across the desert…
He was heading towards the town that he had visited a few years ago,
He was low on supplies and had just finished off the last of his water.
He was hungry, but mostly thirsty and the searing heat and brightness of the sun
both dehydrated him and caused his steps to falter and wander…
As the sun set, his troubles diminished some, but the heat made it uncomfortable to even try to
get a little sleep.
He rose with sunup.
The donkey that had carried his supplies and sometimes even himself, was dead.
He started crawling, all alone and with nothing of any sustenance….
He cursed the sun and his bad fortune and even the donkey.
His progression was slowing.
He could see the town now… it was silent and he didn’t see any horses or people.
The town was dead too. but he continued.
As he entered the central street he saw what he thought was a water pump.
He got up and half walked and half staggered to the pump and fell prostrate before it,
He pumped it, He pumped it some more before he saw a little note, an old and tattered piece of paper and tied with string to the pump spout…
It read, “there is a little jar of water buried just under the pout where the water falls.
It is full of water to prime the pump, The pump has to be primed to work.”
He dug furiously and readily found the water jar, all full of clear cool water.
He licked his chapped lips as he slowly opened the jar.
He could imagine the cool water washing his dried mouth and throat.
He was greedy for it and raised it to his lips.
He knew that if he used the water to prime the pump he could have all of the water he needed.
But if he consumed the water now…
Maybe I should quit visiting the Burning P.
Greetings Ryan. I hear where you’re coming from. Nothing Stucky has ever said to me would cause me to “like” him. He’s a loud and foul mouthed boor… but it seems that he entertains some on TBP. At the end of the day, my feelings toward the man have very little to do with Gods feelings and His offer of grace towards him. I am attracted to TBP because of the content provided and because there are a few commenters there I truly appreciate and learn from. My function there, when I comment, is as an ambassador of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I say what He would want me to say, via our Apostle Paul. I’m glad my comment would cause you to reflect as honestly as you have. Most people lie to themselves continually… it’s what keeps them sane in an insane world. Most people honestly “can’t handle the truth”, to quote a phrase. Give yourself a pat on the back and stick around on TBP, us believers ought to be more bold and proud of Whom we serve, showing a united front and not backing down even in the face of Stucky’s and others insults… 🙂
As your comment here to me demonstrates, one never knows who is paying attention and what someone will gather from what is reflected.
Rom 12:18-21… “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Who knows, perhaps Stucky will get saved someday? The right words in the right order at the right time…
Grace and peace to you and yours!
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Thank you for the reply Pastor.
Heaping coals is easier said than done, as I’m sure you know.
But, I am happy to receive your admonition and thanks for an honest answer.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Yes sir, it is. Takes multiple lifetimes practice and we only get one. Please do keep in touch brother!
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I am the one who asked, “what’s the shop”?
My question 1s not spurious, I am genuinely interested, but didn’t want to elaborate on the burning.
Hi there Ryan! My wife and I run an ice cream shop in our town. Pardon if we are a tad cool toward anonymous posters, no offense meant whatsoever.
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Thanks for answering Pastor.
I thought perhaps it may be some other kind of shop, like a welding/ fabrication/ machining type of operation. That is my livelihood, or used to be, Oh well…
“A tad cool” says the ice cream man. Good one!
No offense taken at all.
I hope you do not take offense at this:
Our ice cream is cool
Hell is hot
Christ is coming
Ready or not
No offense at all brother! Ready or not indeed…
Grace and peace to you and yours!
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Today you came to mind.
I decided to pray for you right now, right now, As in, immediately.
I don’t know why.
So I did.
This was part of my prayer: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Wow, thank you brother!
Hello I saw someone asking for a list of mid acts rd churches. I’ll send you my list and please share as much as possible. I will say it actually needs updating to correct some things, editions/deletions etc, and as soon as that happens I’ll send you the updated version. Thank you
The link does need some updating Sharon. Will be happy to post it as corrections are made.