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I am the owner and webmaster for Christforums.com. I am Reformed and Presbyterian belonging to the United Reformed Church of Nampa Idaho.

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  • About Me
    I am the owner and webmaster for Christforums.com. I am Reformed and Presbyterian belonging to the United Reformed Church of Nampa Idaho.
  • Interests
    Theology and outside biblical interests are audiophile.
  • Who am I looking for
    Faithful Christians which take the word of God seriously. I enjoy surrounding myself with such people.
  • Level of Education
    Technical Training
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    Web development.

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  1. It is there but faint. The font color is dark. I'll work on contrasting the icon better:
  2. Biblical marriage is non discriminatory. God welcomes holy matrimony between one man and woman. Any one man and woman may enter. The LGBT doesn't want to marry they want to redefine marriage. Likewise, they want to redefine gender through identity politics. There's equality between men and women but there are distinct gender roles within the framework of the church....
  3. If that's what they're asking for then they don't understand what a right is nor the 1st amendment. A right needs not give a reason or explanation. The state is not the interpreter of scripture. There's nothing stopping others from starting their own book clubs.
  4. I think someone exploited an other's weakness. That is, unrighteousness. I acknowledge what you say but also think someone thinks God takes bribes. What good is my house or money to someone left here behind, that is, being consistent with certain "rapture theology"? 2 Thessalonians says God causes a delusion..... in other words God raises up false prophets and teachers for damning some [followers] in their unrighteousness. It is one of the Scriptures that's ignored but one that should cause not only an examination about who we follow as a flock lead by Pastors and Teachers and a lot of self examination IMO. Ya, when people can't shut up about the News paper and Revelation I tend to distance myself from them.
  5. Why would anyone quit their job and or sell or give away their home because they believed the end was nigh? Really think about that for a moment.
  6. I do not know any Reformed church that doesn't allow either homosexuals or women into the church to attend. But there is a difference between attendees and members. To be a member a person submits to the church and her discipline to be held accountable should they be found delinquent in both life and doctrine. And in order to better serve church members as well as protect the church from frivolous lawsuits some of our church pastors will not marry outside membership. They are not for hire to perform wedding ceremonies. I suspect at the point where a church is challenged and told that they cannot practice the faith according to Scripture is the day that they'll challenge the city or state. The 1st amendment is our right, that means, it does not need to be given a defense or reason but is our right. Unfortunately, the left often attempts to snare a faithful member or body in the legal system. Where they can go bankrupt while a legal case is escalating up to SCOTUS. We've seen it occur in other such ways as the weaponized IRS. Even a Texas city attempted to audit all sermons by a church on the LGBT threatening to pull their tax exempt status unless they complied. As a result churches from across the nation began flooding the Lesbian Mayor with their anti-lgbt lifestyle sermons.
  7. Ya know there's two things I currently don't click with. There are two criticisms from the Conservative party of the Liberal / Dems. One, with the impeachment trial Conservatives are complaining nothing is getting done. Think about that for a moment! Do we want the current Congress writing laws? And two, the Liberal / Dems have removed God from the party. No prayer etc. Good! Again I don't understand the Conservative party's criticism of such action. I'm tired of the Lib / Dems twisting scripture suggesting that God supports the LGBT or abortion etc. Glad they'll no longer be blaspheming God!!!
  8. Wasn't there not long ago a challenge in the PCA on the issue of homosexuality or women in high places? How did that turn out? I can't remember whether I followed up. I just remember it being all over the Reformed news.
  9. @Knotical Drivenfuture meant that women deacons were allowed in his previous church and not current church as a point of clarification.
  10. I'd like to know your church website url to visit. If you feel comfortable enough PM me. Calvinist doesn't equate to Reformed. But Reformed are Calvinist. Reformed encompasses Calvinism and much more theologically. Lots of churches claim to be Reformed until it comes time to "do" Reformed things. Such as church discipline in both life and doctrine as well as baptizing them babies, and men of good standing leading not only the congregation but also in teaching. I'd just like to see the website to see how "apparent" Reformed is in the doctrines that are published online as well as which Confessions of faith etc.
  11. Right, female deacons are a red flag and tip of the ice berg. A series of events leads to that point. I recommend finding a Reformed church of known reputation. Lots of Reformed denominations have church locators so people can locate a church in their area. I recommend finding an OPC, PCA, or URC [in no particular order] all of which are genuine Calvinist.
  12. No more or less than anyone else. God is calling both Jews and Gentiles today from around the entire globe into true Israel the church of Jesus Christ.
  13. If I may suggest, not by my words but by Paul's who rebuked Peter to his face: Galatians 2:11-12 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.[a] 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” Then Paul flows into the next paragraph. What is the truth of the Gospel?: 15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. 17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness[c] were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Our identity is not in our Jewish or Gentile customs, ethnicity, or even nation. Our identity is in Christ Jesus. Don't make the same mistake as Peter which too easily submitted to Jews in opposition. Likewise, don't grant the state of Israel free pass because of their Jewishness and their claims. Hold accountable everything testing every spirit in accordance to the word of God. Purity, we are made clean not by Jewishness but by God. And further note, I'm not suggesting that the church has replaced Israel but what I am suggesting is the church IS Israel and encompasses the entire globe. Israel expands the covenant divide. Paul and both Peter labored greatly building bridges for the migration of the faithful Jews into the New Covenant church. Who established the church? Consider in early chapters of Acts 2 "Who" Peter delivered his message. Note not only who believed but rather who does not believe in the world today. The church [Israel] or the state of Israel?: 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus,[c] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; 26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. 27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ 29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
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