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Can A Woman Be A Pastor
  
Trey, preacher and pastor are two different functions. The preacher delivers the sermon, but a pastor teaches the flock.***
1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Rom 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. ***
A helper in Christ Jesus furthers the gospel.


Is Mystery Babylon America
  
Allan/Rhonda: Can you please give me your reasoning for Babylon not being a place?
Rev 17:18 says: And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
I'm not disputing you, just interested in your concept. Thank you.


Wearing Pants To Church
  
In the time of the Old Testament and at the time Christ walked the earth, men wore tunics and cloaks which would look today like a dress and women wore the same type of tunics and cloaks. The scripture is not referring to "dress style" but to a person taking on the mannerisms of the opposite gender.


Your Favorite Bible Verses
  
I've always thought this was so awsome:

Eze 44:28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.


Bouncing Tithe Checks
  
God would not want anyone to write a bad check. Food for thought would be if a person should tithe 10% of a their gross income or their net. If a person finds themselves in tough times, God understands your needs. But if you've got enough to buy a coffee, you've got enough to buy someone else a coffee.


Baptizing Members Only
  
I see many of you agree with my point of view. I view baptizism as a personal statement you make between yourself and God. It is not a committment to a particular church building and its congregation. You go under the water to die to your sins and emerge with a new beginning of Christian belief. All who request baptizism should be welcome. It is not a church congregation that should determine if a person is worthy/ready of baptizisim, that should be between the individual and God. God knows their heart better than any congregation.


Should Babies Be Christened
  
Timothy, I agree. I christened my 2 children more for me as a committment to God that I would raise them in the faith. But my oldest just had herself baptised a few years back - by her choice. That's the reward of the parent, that they make the choice when they are old enough to understand the significance of it.


Is Mystery Babylon America
  
I think it is possible that the US is MYSTERY BABYLON. The US has been greatly blessed since its foundation. But Europe held on to its Christian beliefs for 2000 years before its churches began to decline. But the US in just over 200 years has become so politically correct, it is allowing Christianity to be degraded. The US is much like the harlot in Hosea.


Can A Woman Be A Pastor
  
Glenn 5/26:
Acts 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, ,,,knowing only the baptism of John.(KJV)
Acts 18:26 ,,, they took him unto [them], and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Romans 16:3 and 1Cr 16:19. Priscilla was a teacher and a teacher is a pastor. I never said she was a bishop. And the term bishop means a overseer or curator, not a teacher.


Which Jesus Is Correct
  
The reason for the different descriptions of Jesus is thus: Mormons believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet and therefore was allowed by Mormans to redefine Jesus. Muslims believe that their theological leaders are prophets and are also allowed to redefine scripture. Main stream Christianity does not acknowledge either as as having authority to define Jesus. Mormons and Muslims have altered the original texts. The original Koran is different than today's Koran.
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.


Can A Woman Be A Pastor
  
Act 18:24-26 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, [and] mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto [them], and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Priscilla was participating in the teaching of Apollos. See also Rom 16:3 and 2Ti 4:19.


Can A Woman Be A Pastor
  
John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

The woman at the well gave her testimony to the village and because of her they believed.

Christ will use whomever He chooses - man or woman. The caution should be: did He call someone to teach or did they just want too so bad that they took it upon themselves.


Miss California Controversy
  
Again there is another person publicly professing Christian values giving Christianity a black eye. It makes me angry that such people do this, are uncovered, and it gives non-Christians fuel to say Christianity is full of hypocrites. Everyone has sinned, but you should not go public as she did, knowing full well that you have a past that can be revealed to the world. She should have said it was her belief that it was wrong and let it go at that. Just like Haggard from Colorado Springs. If you pass yourself off as something you are not, it is sin. Plain and clear. Christ said in Matt 7:23 "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."


Anti-Christ Is Coming
  
Revelation 12 says the antichrist will be cast to earth with his angels. Luke 10 says that he is seen like lightening coming to earth. Nowhere in the Bible is it ever said the antichrist would be born of woman. The antichrist's coming will be spectacular, and that is why so many people will follow him. Hes not on earth yet, only his spirit vexes us on the earth. When we accuse people presently living on earth as being the antichrist, we only play into the antichrist's game of causing division.



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