GSMontana wrote: Christopher000 from Rhode Island writes: I miss having serious discussions with long time regular posters who have gone silent due to the nonscense. Me too brother. I hope they return. Things are getting downright stupid here. Clowns to the left of me Jokers to the right Here I am, stuck in the middle with you
Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Christ-
Just popped in to share a praise..our great grandson was born a few days ago on my husbands birthday...
The nonsense concerning politics has really brought the worst out in some who post here...but there are also some who continue to post heresy, coddling of those in rebellion to Gods Word, support of apostate religion, ecumenism, etc....sigh!
Sister ladybug, I am going back into my hibernation mode, but wanted to thank and encourage you, and Frank for your Biblcal stance and staying on track. Some on this forum have been showing their own self-serving agenda and are inventing their own "novel ideas" of what the church should be.No one has the prerogative to fabricate his/her own doctrine. Christ alone is the Great Shepherd and the true church's Head, and only those who recognize His authority and bow to it unconditionally have any right to call themselves Christians.All the rest are tares.
Ladybug, Getting back to your points...a woman who teaches, and preaches is doing what is forbidden by Scripture, she is NOT to assume the part of ruling or lording over the man. When she attempts this she goes out of her proper place, and ventures upon a line of things which is not compatible either with her natural constitution or with her distinctive vocation. And in proof of this, Paul the apostle appeals to the original order and course of things as marking out the great landmarks for ALL TIME and GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS. 1Timothy 2:13-15.
Any 'pastor' who encourages a woman to publicly teach/preach a mixed congregation is not qualified to be a 'pastor', and needs to repent of this sin.
Lurker, Not trying to project myself into this debacle on here, but wanted to encourage you that I too noticed the similar misspelled words and other similarities between the said posters. Time for hibernation for a season for me.
Mr. Bridges stated in one of his books that the little known biblical character of Enoch is an illustration of a godly man. The Bible says little about Enoch, but what it does say helps us understand what godliness is. "He walked with God" Gen. 5:22 "He pleased God" Hebrews 11:5 and in Jude 14-15 he is depicted as deeply concerned about the ungodly society in which he lived. He was, as far as the biblical record shows,an ordinary man. Not a leader like Moses,nor a warrior like David, nor an outstanding goverment official like Daniel, but he was a godly man, who walked with God and pleased God. May God give His children the grace every day to walk with their God and be pleasing in His sight.
Shane wrote: It is a sad thing... When some of God's redeemed people, choose to not defile their conscience by voting for the lesser of two evils, only to be condemned and blamed for the outcome. Condemnation for casting your ballot in the prayer closet? Did God call his chosen people out of Egypt just so they could ask for a king like the other nations have? Well, their King came to them. God the son, in the flesh, and they rejected him. But God's will was accomplished in the death and resurrection of his Son. Even though they cast their vote against him. The point is, God is sovereign over everything, caring for his young, whether they are in Egypt, Babylon, USA, or anywhere else on the earth.
Andrea, Thanks for your reply. There was never any indication in my comments to you that I thought you were less or more Christian than anyone else. I gave Scripture not personal opinion or fancy concerning what you posted about preaching in church at sixteen and in the public square. What you choose to do with those Scriptures is completely up to you. As a mature Christian woman I have done my duty before God and man. Take care.
Sister ladybug, Once again thank you for always being an encouragement. Another quote from A.W. "One breath of Paradise will extinguish all the adverse winds of earth" ... Thanks to you also brother Frank who is a voice of reason among the caviling spirits that are double minded in their ways.
Scripture is clear there are some areas where women are not to serve. 1 Ti. 2:11,12 is the most important statement in the area of leadership roles in the church. Along with 1Cor. 14:33-35 it indicates a universal spiritual principle, that the divine order for women is subordination (not inferiority) to men.
A woman should not enter a sphere of spiritual activity for which by dent of her very creation she is not suited.
@ladybug, Sister, thank you for your encouraging posts. Concerning the other issue that has now arisen; on my part I will let the said poster have the last word and be done, we all know from experience on these forums that some are quite obsessive in this regard.
What a deliberate misrepresentation of my post to Andrea by John Uk. ...
Andrea, I was addressing what you posted concerning your preaching at sixteen in church, and publicly in the town square. Scriptures were given concerning this. What you choose to do in your home is between God and you, I would never presume to interfere in that setting.
Andrea, Lol...I wear makeup, jewelry, and so do all my Christian sisters, and as my husband will testify I have much to say concerning my Lord and His Gospel..just not in corporate gatherings of the worship of God or in public street preaching.
"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say"? Luke 6:46.
Andrea,Athens Greece wrote: Greetings one and all,I preach and I teach without usurping any man's authority.I have a Bible study in my home and I live in the country far from Athens.I first preached in church at the age of sixteen.I would stand in the town square and openly preach Christ to anyone( man or woman) that would listen.
Hello Andrea, The Bible is crystal clear concerning women teachers, preachers, etc. We find in 1 Timothy 2:9-15 and Titus 2:3-5 plus 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, our God ordained role. Gods position for women from the beginning lets us know that we are to be in subjection to man and not allowed to usurp his authority.
As women we have a definite place in reaching others about Christ, but we must not go beyond the bounds which God has placed for our own good. All of Gods best to you.