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General / Persecuted Saints
« on: May 27, 2018, 05:32:52 PM »
We know Christians are suffering persecution in many parts of the world, but they rarely make the main media.

I have just been reading in the Evangelical Times of US Evangelical Pastor Andrew Brunson, imprisoned in a Turkish jail. 

We sometimes go to France and when there we try to visit France, where there is a small Bible Baptist Church.  The pastor is an American missionary pastor and is
severely disabled.  He is aged over 70, but won't retire until  his health prevents his continuing or there is someone to replace him.  His main ministry is to refugees from central African where there are many wars, ethnic cleansing and religious persecution.  There is a refugee centre nearby where most of his small congregation live. 

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General / Should we remember the Reformation?
« on: October 31, 2017, 05:17:02 AM »
Many Baptists say we should remember the reformation, others say we should not.

Our friend a Baptist minister in Wick, Scotland, was preaching in our church last Lord's Day.  He mentioned Luther discovering the doctrine of justification by faith, and then gave a powerful gospel message in the evening on Justification by Faith.

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

He has invited all the ministers in the town of Wick, to come to a discussion on the Reformation this evening. 


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Bible Discussion / Re: Baptist Distinctives
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:15:03 PM »
Both the Baptist Churches in our town are in Churches together.   They both have lent courses each year.

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Bible Discussion / Re: Matthew 24
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:10:54 PM »
It applies to the church in so far as it was they who were told to flee when they saw Jerusalem surrounded by armies.

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General / Re: Brexit!
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:06:24 PM »
If they succeed it will get us out from under the thumb of the Catholic nations

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General / Re: Europe
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:59:00 PM »
Yes I voted to leave,  Mainly because of Europe courts overriding our courts.  Henry VIII got us out from that.  Our treacherous politicians recently have undone his good work

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General / Re: 2017 a new year
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:53:24 PM »
My friend was inducted as pastor of a small baptist church in Wick, earlier this year.  About as for mortha as you can get in Scotland before falling into the sea.

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Bible Discussion / Missionary friend
« on: October 07, 2015, 06:10:54 PM »
We have a friend who is a missionary in Manila, Philippines.  He and his Filipino wife came to Scotland to have their daughter's adoption recognized in the UK.  He was offered three possible temporary pastorates by Grace Baptist Mission but when he arrived two had already called pastors which left the third, Wick. Wick is about as far north in mainland Scotland that you can get without falling into the sea. Wick was the last place he wanted to go to. It is a small mission Baptist Church with five elderly members, mainly women but they are interested in gospel outreach.  In September they returned to Manila and Gilbert has asked the church there to release him to take up the pastorate in Wick.  God works in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.

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Bible Discussion / Re: Matthew 24
« on: October 03, 2015, 12:54:38 PM »
There were other questions and other answers but they were slightly 'Off Topic' as we would say on forums.  The question and answer was in  response to the original statement.

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Bible Discussion / Matthew 24
« on: October 03, 2015, 12:52:04 PM »
Matthew 24 is a continuation of Matthew 23 where Jesus pronounced woe upon the scribes and pharisees.

Matt 23:29  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30  And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31  Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32  Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33  Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34   Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36  Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39  For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


Notice that he said all the judgments for the sins of those who killed the prophets would fall on those who would fill up the sins of their fathers by murdering the sinless Son of God.  Their house, the temple would be left desolate.

Having said that, Jesus and his disciples went outside and the disciples admired the stones of the temple.  Jesus then made a statement:
Matt 24:2  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
 It must have seemed a shocking statement to the disciples, so they asked a question:
3  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?
To which Jesus gave an answer:
34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

A statement, a question, an answer.  Agreeing perfectly with the previous judgment pronounced in Matt 23. 35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. and "36  Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation."

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General / Re: Europe
« on: September 24, 2015, 10:38:30 AM »
Germany has said she has open borders so the migrants flocked there. Now she says the other EU countries have to take a quota. Eastern EU countries that lived under Turkish rule till the beginning of the 20th century don't want a lot of Muslims coming in, they had enough of that.  But the EU is the Fourth Reich and Germany as the head (she always was from the time of Charlemagne) of the Reich will probably force it through.
The problem is, that since they heard that Germany welcomed them, they want to g
o to Germany. When iterviewed in the past many migrants said the wanted to go to England.  Now they say they want to go to Germany because they want a welcome.  They don't want to be shared out amongst other countries.

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Questions for Futurists / Re: I never saw an answer.
« on: September 21, 2015, 03:29:10 PM »
Not a spurious question at all.  However like the Brethren who invented the theory, it seems you don't have an answer only to repeat the teaching that has been drummed into you.

Your signature says that the tribulation comes before the rapture but I see nothing in the bible to even suggest that. 

Pre tribulation rapturists tell me that
Matt 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

refers to the rapture, but that is after the tribulation.

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General / Re: Windows 10
« on: September 20, 2015, 05:21:40 PM »
I have a Samsung mobile phone and also a tablet running Android and I got an email suggesting I checked my Google Dashboard.  The first thing I noticed was that it said Trip to France August 31 to Sept 5.    It was nearly correct, I was there till Sept 7th.  It showed me in Cergy Pontoise Aug 31 and Sept 1st.  Then it shows me in Soissons till Sept 5th, but not only id Soissons but in the Campanile Hotel in Soissons.  We then moved to Laon for two days but I could not have used my phone of tablet there so it didn't pick that up.  When I looked further on one day it seemed to show me wandering around my garden.  One thing it got wrong is that it showed me in a cinema in Herne Bay.  I have never been in a cinema in Herne Bay although the location is a 100 yards or so from a Morrisons supermarket we park at when visiting the street market.  It says "Only you can view this"  But I wonder.

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General / Europe
« on: September 18, 2015, 07:28:08 PM »
Europe is facing an invasion. Thousands of migrants are pouring in.  17,000 have entered Croatia in the last 36 hours.  No one seems to have a solution but it seems the more that are accepted encourages more to come.  Some, think we should take them all but we are an overcrowded island already.  No one seems to know how to deal with the situation. 

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General / Re: Windows 10
« on: September 13, 2015, 05:35:50 PM »
I took the plunge and installed it the other day and it's running very well, quite stable. the only issue was updating my printer drivers to windows 10.

I don't think I have had any issues with Win 10.  My printer drivers worked OK.

I did read that MS can use it to spy on you.

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