The Sword of the Lord....

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  1. ATeenageChristian

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    What does everyone think of this ministry? I don't like it.

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    Actually, I think you are spouting in the wrong crowd. LOL.

    I got a free subscription and have enjoyed grazing through it. More importantly, though, I sometimes pass interesting things along to my pastor just for his reaction.

    He thanked me profusely for giving it to him. He told me he used to get it when he was a young Christian and he would always read the sermons in it. He said to keep passing them. LOL.
     
  3. Barnabas H.

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    ThankGodForBillyGraham, be careful for you are threading an uncharted territory. Just a little while ago you were asking people to pray for you to be able to make the right decision, to clean up your act, and to get closer to God, yet you refuse to accept a Fundamental Baptist paper such as The Sword of the Lord, which could bring you closer to God? Have discernment young man, and examine (test) the paper as you are commanded to do so in the Bible with the spirits (1 John 4:1). [​IMG]

    [ December 03, 2002, 03:51 PM: Message edited by: Barnabas ]
     
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    Isn't a free subscription still the prize for hitting a 1000 posts. Eek, I'm 60% there. :eek:
     
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    There may be a time limit on it, though.

    Hey, I have a question about it, though. Why do all those churches advertise in this paper?
     
  6. ATeenageChristian

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    Barnabas, question. Why do you always question my beliefs? It seems that you do to me... :(
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThankGodForBillyGraham:
    Barnabas, question. Why do you always question my beliefs? It seems that you do to me... :(<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I can't answer for Barnabas, of course, but we do see a lot of contradictory messages coming from you. You seem to be a bit confused?

    I have a question for you. Have you embarked on a course of reading the Bible cover to cover? I think that could answer a lot of your questions.
     
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    Ok here is my whole belief:

    Ministries:
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    I believe most ministries are in it for the $$$. The BGEA and my church I only trust cause I know where the money is going.

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    I believe every Christian should attend Church every Sunday regardless of weather.
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    Prayer:
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    I believe praying before bedtime is just as good as getting up at 4:00 am to pray.
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    The Holy Bible:
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    I believe the Holy Bible (KJV preferabbly) is 100% accurate.

    There. That is my whole belief system. I am 14 turning on 15 and it might change shortly...
     
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    Hey, ThankYouForBillyGraham;

    You would be wise to receive what people like Barnabas have to ask of you and "require" of you ... it is for your spiritual benefit.
     
  10. Barnabas H.

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    TGFBG, if you re-read my post above you will see that the only question I had for you was if you examined The Sword of the Lord newspaper before condemning it for good. But on another thread I did ask you to read the Bible systematically, from beginning to end, while allowing the Word of God to speak to you, shape you and mold you, as many years ago another young man, David allowed God to do. I also suggested to read some of the Psalms, such as the 119th. There is an immense gold mine in there for anything ailing you. Believe you me, people on BaptistBoard.com are your friends, and you couldn’t have gotten better advise for the problems ailing you, such as you’ve already got from John Wells, Chris Temple, Dr. Griffin, Helen, Joy, KeeperOfMyHome, Joseph Botwinick, The Squire, Adam (flyfree432), SaggyWoman, and many others. I only mentioned the names of Moderators and Administrators of this board, who individually and collectively tried to reach out to you. But as you may have discovered, learning to walk requires the individual’s trust to let the supportive hands go and take an independent step. In the spiritual realm you have to do the same. Your dependency on this group of cyber-space individuals is admirable, but as Adam suggested to you ever so eloquently you have to take the decisive step yourself toward the perfection God desires you to be. And that perfection can be achieved only through the blood of Jesus. Thus when the Father will look upon you, He will not see your shortcomings but the perfection of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – for His blood is covering you from head to toe. This is the way we would like you to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. You only have to allow the Lord to accomplish this in your life and stop wavering as the writer of the Hebrews encourages you to be steadfast: Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised); And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. [Hebrews 10:23-25] [​IMG]
     
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    I personally believe that The Sword of the Lord is the best Christian publication.

    No, I do not agree with everything - but I have yet to see another publication that comes even close.
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThankGodForBillyGraham:


    Ministries:
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    I believe most ministries are in it for the $$$. The BGEA and my church I only trust cause I know where the money is going.
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    I believe that most ministries are in it for the ministry AND every ministry needs money.

    A few days ago, you mentioned starting a newsletter (and a devotional). Were you doing it for the money? I don't think so. Yet, it would take a LOT of money to publish and distribute a newsletter to 10,000 people. How about 100,000? 200,000? 500,000?

    The postage alone on a newsletter with 200,000 subscribers would be around $22,000 per month! (200,000x$0.11). Now add the paper (another $30-40,000), printing (another $50-75,000), etc. and you can easily see that you have 3 options: a.) end the newsletter, b.) charge subscription fee or c.) ask for donations. Most ministries resort to option c.)

    In case of radio, TV ministries, the costs are significantly higher.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I was 14 once, and lived to tell about it. TGFBG, please consider advice from an old preacher (Solomon, in Ecc. 11) <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.

    So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.

    Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach . . "<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
     
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    Dear TGfBG -- 14 going on 15? I guarantee you will change -- significantly -- in the coming years.

    In the meantime, settle down a little and follow the advice you have been given above. We have not all grown ******er with age, you know... some of us have picked up a few things along the way that might be worth paying attention too... [​IMG]
     
  15. Don

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    Having also survived 14, and even 15 and 16 (although God is the only one that knows how I did it--seriously!), I'd suggest that you ask yourself a question:

    Do you dislike the publication because it condemned something you personally like? Or vice versa? In which case, you must ask yourself: Did it dog on something that appeals to my flesh?
     
  16. ATeenageChristian

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    I LOVE IT! :D

    [ December 03, 2002, 04:00 PM: Message edited by: Barnabas ]
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by John 3:16:
    I just don't like it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I would recommend my own personal approach to this problem: Just don't read it.

    I wish all problems were this easy to solve [​IMG]
     
  18. Barnabas H.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by John 3:16:
    I just don't like it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Well, the fact is that you are very young and the Sword of the Lord is published for mature audience. Although it does have a section for youth, concerns of women, essays on music, and other lighter subjects to enjoy. Tell you what Jesse, report back 10 years from now and see what you think about the paper - OK? [​IMG]
     
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    I didn't like it at first, when I was a brandy new christian. I think because it exposed me too much.

    I read some issues lately, & think it is a very good tool for christians to grow in God's grace. I don't think SOTL is in it for the money. Our hurch supports that ministry.

    BTW, I survived 14. Then 24. Then 34.....
     
  20. Kathy

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    Yeah Yeah Yeah...what's this about a subscription after 1000 posts? LoL I'm getting CLOSER!!!! LoL Maybe I'll go and post a bunch of smilies in all different threads...*tee hee*

    Kathy
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