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Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 45,847
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Social drinking?

Does that mean if the Bible doesn't specifically prohibit something that as long as I am moderate in doing it it should be OK?
Forum: Deep Waters 09-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,940
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Why all the circles?

Paul gives us the definition of a believer in Romans 10:9-10, "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 45,847
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Social drinking?

What does the Bible say about caffeine? Is there any Scripture that would apply to overindulgence of coffee?
Forum: Sunday School 09-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,461
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: What Does It Take?

Immediately after Pentecost these things were said about believers:
> They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching.
> [They devoted themselves] to the fellowship.
> [They devoted themselves]...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,493
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: The Removal of Romans 14:22

What do you think is the motivation for a pastor to require the members to sign such a paper?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,493
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: The Removal of Romans 14:22

It is true that these two words are often translated offend, or offense. However, according to Vines skandalizo is derived from skandalon and means "to put a snare or stumblingblock in the way".
...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,867
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: It's Never Enough

Sorry - I mistook your reply.

However; your response in this post makes the point. In fact, that is the very point that ultimately drove me from my old denomination.

Many years ago when I...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,493
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: The Removal of Romans 14:22

I think we have bandied about this poor, abused word "offend" entirely too carelessly.

I was once wearing a simple tie pen to keep my tie from getting in the way and a pastor came up to me and...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,867
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: It's Never Enough

based upon what scripture?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,867
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: It's Never Enough

Has anyone considered the point that there is so much dissention, judgmentalism, and divisiveness that comes out of the most conservative element in the body?

There's no getting around it; a...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,867
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: It's Never Enough

That's one side of works based. Another side is "if you don't do these works (standards, obedience to pastor, tithe, etc...) you wn't stay saved, or maybe you weren't ever saved."
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 29,458
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Is baptism essential unto salvation?

Repentance means neither of those things. Repentance is a turnaround. It is changing direction - we were going one way and now we are going the other way. Paul says that godly sorrow brings...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,570
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: "Fifty Years Ago, Tomorrow, July11, 1959..!

Congratulations. You are a most blessed couple and you are certainly a blessing to all those who call Jesus Lord. Thank you for your sincere faith and faithfulness.

PS: not bad tunes. Jim Reeves...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,350
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Any willing to answer my question?

True, but Paul was also under the authority of the apostolic council in Jerusalem, to wit Acts 15




True: but when one joins an organization then that organization becomes the authority to...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-11-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 29,458
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Is baptism essential unto salvation?

I have heard this issue debated for at least 50 years and I can tell you this without question: When we stand before God we'll know the complete answer, and not before.

I am not a scholar. I...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,132
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: The Latest from the "Holiness Police"

Oh, I don't know... I have found it pretty easy to predict people. First, look at who they admire, then look at who they consider their mentor; then look at where they get their spiritual...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 52,283
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Mooney Guns for "Secret" Meeting in Detroit?

I am thankful that the body of Christ is a big tent. Even those brothers and sisters who do not believe that those who are not just like them aren't in the tent, we are there just the same.

Our...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,856
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Holiness and the Facebook Generation

Woaaa.... Look at any woman in pants, or wearing shorts, or a sleeveless shirt or halter top and tell me you can't tell a difference in the sexes... that is a distinciton of the sexes.... (tongue in...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: The Status Quo’s Greatest Fear Realized

The more "conservative" a group becomes the less able they are to tolerate those among who have sincere questions. The results is that some will leave because they can't tolerate the closedness and...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 52,283
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Mooney Guns for "Secret" Meeting in Detroit?

Yes, but Paul didn't offer to do the cutting. and remember, he was addressing the leagalists. today it seems the legalists are the ones with the knife.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,908
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: AFF Press Conference: Timmy Talks

Thank you timmy. I found my self in every question you asked, but I have come to different conclusions. One who claims to be a person of faith that has not asked those same questions is a victim of...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-08-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 52,283
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Mooney Guns for "Secret" Meeting in Detroit?

I am a late comer to this fast moving discussion, but I do have a few things I would like to air out.

I read through enough of the posts on this thread to discover that there are some very serious...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,609
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Conservative Camp Meeting, Ventura, CA.06/22-0

Does all of this mean that the Scots understand this issue better than most?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-01-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,358
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Post-Initial Ecstatic Utterances

speaking of little tricks.... (I'll just hijack this thread a little further"

I was once preaching a series on the 10 commandments. When I got to Adultry I realized I had never preached a whole...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 07-01-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,358
Posted By HopePreacher
Re: Post-Initial Ecstatic Utterances

OK - I'm confused, but what am I confused about?

The neatest thing about getting old, and feeling a little dementia, is that I get to hide my own Easter Eggs.
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