Praise for the BB

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Brother Bob, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Brother Bob

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    There have been times I have let my angry get the best of me since being on BB. I have even thought of leaving but have toughened my hide and stayed. I have began to realize just how much help being on this board has been to me. As I was preaching today many of the Scriptures that I have been forced to study in order to debate just flowed out of me. My understanding of many Scriptures has increased. I have come to learn more about things I knew about foreknew, election, elect and predestination but had never gotten real deep in the subject. There have been many other things I have been forced to study such as Revelation and the OT. It has increased my knowledge very much. I have been an ordained minister for 34 years and have always pride myself on having studied the Scripture so I could convey a message and support it by Scriptures. Being on here had not changed my beliefs but made me stronger in them that all men have a right to the Tree of Life if they will believe in Jesus Christ. That belief incompasses a lot but I will not go into it, I just wanted you to know I am glad I stayed the course and that I am still with you. I have learned the real purpose of this board. It is not to quarrel with one another but to learn. :praying: peace to all:praying:
     
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  2. Dale-c

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    Hey, Bob, on this we TOTALLY agree!

    I find that I am forced to study when I discuss things that that is ultimately good...

    I still think you are crazy about a few things...but I am sure you feel the same way about me. :)

    God bless!

    DC
     
  3. Rex77

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    I have always said if all saved people agreed with each other about all doctrines there would be much less bible study.

    It appears that we tend to think- All the world is wrong save me and thee,
    and even thee art wrong most of the time.:laugh:
     
  4. lgpruitt

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    Great thread Bro. Bob! Not all of us can agree or interpret the scriptures the same. We all need to be in the Word. I think being on this board makes all of us question, visit scripture, think and rethink things....it keeps us focused. The BB is a learning experience every day. I enjoy being on here and I enjoy reading everyone's thoughts.
    Great thread! It's nice to read praise here!!! :praise:
    :thumbs: :Fish:
     
  5. Mishelly

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    I am new here but I also am liking the BB very much - Great fellowhship & debate

    I still have a lot to learn, as you know from some of my posts :smilewinkgrin:

    Thank you for being part of it :praise:
     
  6. LeBuick

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    I am one who doesn't believe in one interpritation of scripture. I believe the word is a living word by divine design. I realize there are wrong views of scripture but also know there are at times more than one right view.

    I have agreed with many of your beliefs, respected others and disagreed with a few. Thanks for staying and sharing your beliefs, they have helped me grow stronger in the few days I have been here.

    Iron sharpens Iron and I too am preaching from a renewed perspective because of this board.
     
  7. Dale-c

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    I hope I am not being to picky here but as I see it, there is a difference between interpretation and application.

    FOr instance, thou shalt not steal only has one interpretation but can be applied to shoplifting, fraud and a host of other forms of theft.
     
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    Brother Bob,

    You are so right -- Discussions on the BB have sent me digging more than once. I love that feeling.
     
  9. Tom Butler

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    I heartily join with Brother Bob and all of you. My own beliefs are stronger, having tested them against articulate proponents of other views.
     
  10. LeBuick

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    LOL, :thumbs:

    Ok, I guess I left that too open ended. I mean like the calvinist and fundamentalist here read the same passage but draw different understanding. Some say we sinned (past tense) some say we are sinners (present tense). I know I'm not perfect and my thoughts are not always pure.

    For these reasons I try not to assume any concrete conclusions because I believe it leads to spiritual blindness and a one track mind. This was clearly a problem with the Pharisees. The law said don't work on the sabbath but Jesus said give the guy a break, he hasn't walked in 38 years.

    You ever preach a verse oneway this time and a completely different way later on? I have, and I believe they were both correct. It is the living aspect of GODS word.
     
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    The BB has been a blessing to me also.

    My beliefs have been fine tuned and strengthened in some important areas. In other non-essential areas like future events, I realize that much of what I heard down through the years as fact is probably just speculation.
     
  12. Brother Bob

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    Thanks for your posts.
     

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