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Amanda S. 07-16-2009 08:43 AM

New here & brief intro
 
Hi all! I am looking forward to getting involved in the discussions and getting to know fellow Bible-Believers.

I am a stay at home wife and mom and home-school teacher to our 5 children.
We are Baptist in doctrine and some would consider us "Ruckmanite" in our stand on the Bible. We are trying to live separate from this world and hold to "old fashioned" standards. It concerns and saddens us to see how Christians these days are welcoming the world into their lives with open arms. And for this reason we possibly go too much the opposite direction to avoid this.

My husband is the Assistant Pastor at our Bible Baptist Church. I play the piano to fill a need in the church (not because I am any good!). We are the youth leaders and we both teach Sunday School and Children's Church.

I was raised in an IFB church, went to the church's Christian school, then later was homeschooled. I was saved at the age of 4, rededicated my life at 13 in a revival service preached by Peter Accardi.
I met my husband at the church his Dad pastored. He had just graduated Bob Jones University and was considering Bible school when we met.
Shortly thereafter he moved to Pensacola to attend PBI and learn the Bible under Dr. Ruckman. Having just graduated BJU they were a little suspicious of him thinking he was a spy! LoL But quickly realized he was not. :)
We married after his 2nd yr and I was privileged to attend the church and classes for a couple of years. Being just 18 at the time I only regret that I didn't realize what a blessing that was and took it for granted.

Fast forward 15 years and here we are.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Amanda :)

George 07-16-2009 10:27 AM

Re: " New here & brief intro"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24115)
Hi all! I am looking forward to getting involved in the discussions and getting to know fellow Bible-Believers.

I am a stay at home wife and mom and home-school teacher to our 5 children.
We are Baptist in doctrine and some would consider us "Ruckmanite" in our stand on the Bible. We are trying to live separate from this world and hold to "old fashioned" standards. It concerns and saddens us to see how Christians these days are welcoming the world into their lives with open arms. And for this reason we possibly go too much the opposite direction to avoid this.

My husband is the Assistant Pastor at our Bible Baptist Church. I play the piano to fill a need in the church (not because I am any good!). We are the youth leaders and we both teach Sunday School and Children's Church.

I was raised in an IFB church, went to the church's Christian school, then later was homeschooled. I was saved at the age of 4, rededicated my life at 13 in a revival service preached by Peter Accardi.
I met my husband at the church his Dad pastored. He had just graduated Bob Jones University and was considering Bible school when we met.
Shortly thereafter he moved to Pensacola to attend PBI and learn the Bible under Dr. Ruckman. Having just graduated BJU they were a little suspicious of him thinking he was a spy! LoL But quickly realized he was not. :)
We married after his 2nd yr and I was privileged to attend the church and classes for a couple of years. Being just 18 at the time I only regret that I didn't realize what a blessing that was and took it for granted.

Fast forward 15 years and here we are.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Amanda :)


Aloha sister Amanda,

Welcome on board! :) We are quite an "eclectic" group here, but we appreciate genuine Bible believers (of different "persuasions").

I myself first read some of brother Ruckman's books back in 1968 (back in the "dark ages" :D), and in 1973 we got to see and hear him preach and teach when he came out to the Koolau Baptist Church in Hawaii.

Initially, I spent approximately 500 hours checking out the "Which Bible" issue, after which I became a genuine Bible believer. Fast forward 40 years (and 12,000 -15,000 hours study on the "Which Bible" issue) and I am more convinced of the perfection, inspiration, and Holiness of the King James Bible than ever. {See my Link "Why I believe in the King James Bible: http://av1611.com/forums/showpost.ph...78&postcount=1}

Many of us (some more than others) appreciate brother Ruckman's ministry, but since he is just a man, we do not "idolize" him, nor do we always agree with him on every Scriptural issue. What we do not appreciate is when some of the "brethren" have unduly criticized him; or mis-quoted him; or taken his words out of context (as the "brethren" are known to do every so often).

I have defended brother Ruckman when I believe that he is "right" on a Biblical issue; and where I believe he is "wrong", I will state so (but without animosity or malice).

Anyway - Welcome to the AV1611 Bible Forums. I hope your stay here will be both enjoyable and edifying. :)

PaulB 07-16-2009 10:40 AM

Welcome Amanda
 
Hello Amanda - It is truly a pleasure to hear of such godly couple like yourselves, I wish the church was made up of more of you!

I hope you enjoy your time on the forum and make many new friends.

God bless

PaulB

greenbear 07-16-2009 12:13 PM

Welcome to the forum, Amanda! I have friends who home school their two young boys and I know how busy it keeps them. I admire your faithfulness in homeschooling five children!

May God bless you,

Jennifer

Cloudwalker 07-16-2009 12:33 PM

Welcome to the forum Amanda!

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
~ Jesus Christ {John 15}



God is so Awesome! :amen: :)

peopleoftheway 07-16-2009 01:26 PM

Welcome Sister, may this board edify you and glorify the Saviour through your posts.

Amanda S. 07-16-2009 01:51 PM

Thank you all for the welcomes!

George, I appreciate your stand on the Word of God. I also agree with you regarding idolizing a mere human robed in flesh. He is a phenomenal Bible scholar, but I do not hold him on a pedestal nor would he want us to. I do not agree with everything he says or does, but I respect and love him for what he has taught and done for our family and friends.
There are many men of God that have helped me in my learning of the Bible and surprisingly (and sadly) these men would not ever put themselves in the same room or category with each other.
David Cloud is a man that has greatly helped me in my Christian walk and yet he blasts Doc and vice versa...yet I believe them both to be men of God. Sad, but a bit humerous at the same time!
So looking forward to heaven and the conversation around the Marriage Supper :)

Again, thank you all for the warm welcome :)

Brother Tim 07-16-2009 02:26 PM

Welcome, Sister! :yo:
God bless you and your family as you serve the LORD both at home and church. I am glad to read of a BJU grad whose faith in the Word of God was not diluted.

Jassy 07-16-2009 04:52 PM

Welcome to you Sister Amanda!

I'm happy to have another sister join the forum! I've been here since May, so I am relatively new myself. I have great admiration for those who homeschool their children. I knew a family with 6 children and they homeschooled all of them. They went to a small independent Bible-believing church. Now the oldest daughter is married and has her own little pre-school children. I know she is loving her role as a Mom!

I also know a farm family with 8 children and they homeschool all of their children.

Homeschooling sets such a wonderful example, teaching children from the Word of God, rather than from secular humanistic viewpoints, including the false evolution "science" teachings.

Glad to have you here and I look forward to your posts.

Jassy

Brother-Smith 07-16-2009 09:19 PM

Welcome to you Sister!

This family is growing even since I joined last week.


Blessings to you and your family in the name of Jesus Christ.


Brother-Smith

tonybones2112 07-16-2009 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24115)
Hi all! I am looking forward to getting involved in the discussions and getting to know fellow Bible-Believers.

I am a stay at home wife and mom and home-school teacher to our 5 children.
We are Baptist in doctrine and some would consider us "Ruckmanite" in our stand on the Bible. We are trying to live separate from this world and hold to "old fashioned" standards. It concerns and saddens us to see how Christians these days are welcoming the world into their lives with open arms. And for this reason we possibly go too much the opposite direction to avoid this.

My husband is the Assistant Pastor at our Bible Baptist Church. I play the piano to fill a need in the church (not because I am any good!). We are the youth leaders and we both teach Sunday School and Children's Church.

I was raised in an IFB church, went to the church's Christian school, then later was homeschooled. I was saved at the age of 4, rededicated my life at 13 in a revival service preached by Peter Accardi.
I met my husband at the church his Dad pastored. He had just graduated Bob Jones University and was considering Bible school when we met.
Shortly thereafter he moved to Pensacola to attend PBI and learn the Bible under Dr. Ruckman. Having just graduated BJU they were a little suspicious of him thinking he was a spy! LoL But quickly realized he was not. :)
We married after his 2nd yr and I was privileged to attend the church and classes for a couple of years. Being just 18 at the time I only regret that I didn't realize what a blessing that was and took it for granted.

Fast forward 15 years and here we are.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Amanda :)

Amanda, welcome to the forum.

Grace and peace

Tony

Ripdood 07-17-2009 12:08 AM

Welcome Sister Amanda. This is a great place for fellowship and learning many things.

I also belong to a Conservative Christian group on Yahoo, there is a member there who also has the last name of Schoolfield. Was curious if you are related? I enjoy his posts very much and learn from them.

Amanda S. 07-17-2009 09:20 PM

Thank you all for the welcomes :) I am really enjoying the discussions, I only wish I had more time to get involved!

Bro. Gary my father-in-law is Jim Schoolfield. If that is whom you are speaking of then yes we are related :) There's not many of us!

Ask Mr. Religion 07-17-2009 11:29 PM

Welcome to AV1611 Amanda! Glad you made your way here.

AMR

CKG 07-20-2009 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24115)

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Amanda :)

Hello Amanda

I used to work with your father-in-law when he lived here in the middle Georgia area. He is the one who introduced me to the Bible version issue. He won't respond to any of my emails unless I mention something about college football. :)

Amanda S. 07-20-2009 09:22 AM

That's my father-in-law alright. :) That's all I shall say :D

Great to meet you Craig!!

I am from Macon. Born and raised in Jones County. I met my husband Bobby at Jim's church he pastored in Macon. We married and after he graduated PBI in FL we moved to TN. I'm not very fond of my hometown :) Too hot and humid!

Forrest 07-20-2009 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24115)
Hi all! I am looking forward to getting involved in the discussions and getting to know fellow Bible-Believers.

I am a stay at home wife and mom and home-school teacher to our 5 children.
We are Baptist in doctrine and some would consider us "Ruckmanite" in our stand on the Bible. We are trying to live separate from this world and hold to "old fashioned" standards. It concerns and saddens us to see how Christians these days are welcoming the world into their lives with open arms. And for this reason we possibly go too much the opposite direction to avoid this.

My husband is the Assistant Pastor at our Bible Baptist Church. I play the piano to fill a need in the church (not because I am any good!). We are the youth leaders and we both teach Sunday School and Children's Church.

I was raised in an IFB church, went to the church's Christian school, then later was homeschooled. I was saved at the age of 4, rededicated my life at 13 in a revival service preached by Peter Accardi.
I met my husband at the church his Dad pastored. He had just graduated Bob Jones University and was considering Bible school when we met.
Shortly thereafter he moved to Pensacola to attend PBI and learn the Bible under Dr. Ruckman. Having just graduated BJU they were a little suspicious of him thinking he was a spy! LoL But quickly realized he was not. :)
We married after his 2nd yr and I was privileged to attend the church and classes for a couple of years. Being just 18 at the time I only regret that I didn't realize what a blessing that was and took it for granted.

Fast forward 15 years and here we are.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Amanda :)

Here is my "late" welcome, Sister Amanda. :welcome:

Can I vent some? I can tell already from your post's that you're a high spirited, right is right/wrong is wrong, black is black/white is white, truth motivated, get it right kind of person, right? Me too. And so is my oldest daughter. Through the years God has softened my heart and taught me through trial and testing to speak the truth in love, to not be so harsh with people (and I was), and to stop sizing people up and judging them (and I did). I perceive our temperaments are a lot alike...so there is great potential for some "pride" and "carnality" to rise between us. There is great potential to write things that do not edify, exhort, or admonish. So let's agree right now to always be kind one to another, love one another, and pray for one another. Deal?

On a side note, I sent you a private email the other day informing you that we also home schooled our children. We have three that are grown and all serving the Good Master and one, my sweet little Sarah Beth whom we still home school. Sarah, by the way, was premature, born at 25 weeks and weighed 1 pound and 8 ounces! I also served actively as a Pastor but can no longer minister in that capacity due to secondary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I am in a wheelchair, home bound, and taken care of by my wife who is my primary caregiver. This forum has been a tremendous blessing to me and given me the opportunity to fellowship with other believers and talk about the precious word. It's very special to meet fellow believers all over the world.

Amanda S. 07-20-2009 01:26 PM

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Here is my "late" welcome, Sister Amanda.
Bro. Forrest :) Thank you for the welcome!

Quote:

I can tell already from your post's that you're a high spirited, right is right/wrong is wrong, black is black/white is white, truth motivated, get it right kind of person, right? Me too. And so is my oldest daughter.
Partially true :D And it appears that MY daughter has taken after her mother poor girl :D
I joined this forum with my husband's blessing because it's just not his "thing" to volley back and forth forum style. While he is one of the best Bible teachers I know and will answer my questions, tires easily of endless "hard headed" questioning and what ifs. LoL
The part of your statement that I don't necessarily agree with and hope to provethe opposite is the idea that "I" am right or that because I feel it is right for me that I mandate it for others and I certainly hope that over the years I have learned to love the brethren despite our differences. :)

Quote:

Through the years God has softened my heart and taught me through trial and testing to speak the truth in love, to not be so harsh with people (and I was), and to stop sizing people up and judging them (and I did).
The last 2 years have been very hard for our family...way too long to go into here...but I know for a fact that I have learned this very lesson multiple times over and it certainly has affected me and those I have dealings with.

Quote:

I perceive our temperaments are a lot alike...so there is great potential for some "pride" and "carnality" to rise between us. There is great potential to write things that do not edify, exhort, or admonish. So let's agree right now to always be kind one to another, love one another, and pray for one another. Deal?
Deal :):high5: Feel free to remind me of this deal ;)

Quote:

On a side note, I sent you a private email the other day informing you that we also home schooled our children. We have three that are grown and all serving the Good Master and one, my sweet little Sarah Beth whom we still home school. Sarah, by the way, was premature, born at 25 weeks and weighed 1 pound and 8 ounces! I also served actively as a Pastor but can no longer minister in that capacity due to secondary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I am in a wheelchair, home bound, and taken care of by my wife who is my primary caregiver. This forum has been a tremendous blessing to me and given me the opportunity to fellowship with other believers and talk about the precious word. It's very special to meet fellow believers all over the world.
Bro. I got that message but I do very little with e mail these days (with the invention of FaceBook) that I was neglectful in not answering back. Please forgive me.

I commend you 2 for raising godly children and I only pray that I can say the same in a few years. Sounds as if your youngest has come a long way!

My husband pastored for many years until he resigned trying to do what we thought was the Lord's will...a year later through many bumps...we have found what we feel is the Lord's will. He is currently serving as an assistant pastor and our family feels as if we've come home :)

Brother, I'll remember you and your family in prayer.

Be blessed!

Amanda

Forrest 07-20-2009 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24459)
The part of your statement that I don't necessarily agree with and hope to prove the opposite is the idea that "I" am right or that because I feel it is right for me that I mandate it for others and I certainly hope that over the years I have learned to love the brethren despite our differences. :)

Sister Amanda, I wasn't saying you have ever had the attitude of "I am right" or that you feel it is right for you to mandate that others accept your personal opinion. You've certainly not come across that way to me. What I said and meant was that you seem to have a drive for truth, right versus wrong, and have a desire to get things right. I think those are good qualities and I was complimenting you. I was simply probing to see if my discernment about you is right. You seem to be that type of personality. My wife is like your husband. Although she loves truth, she does not like the intense back and forth stuff that goes on between believers on this forum. Anyway, I was attempting to discover if you are as I observed. I was just trying to get to know you. I think Jassy and Jennifer have the same personalities from what I can tell.

Amanda S. 07-20-2009 03:44 PM

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Sister Amanda, I wasn't saying you have ever had the attitude of "I am right" or that you feel it is right for you to mandate that others accept your personal opinion. You've certainly not come across that way to me. What I said and meant was that you seem to have a drive for truth, right versus wrong, and have a desire to get things right. I think those are good qualities and I was complimenting you. I was simply probing to see if my discernment about you is right. You seem to be that type of personality. My wife is like your husband. Although she loves truth, she does not like the intense back and forth stuff that goes on between believers on this forum. Anyway, I was attempting to discover if you are as I observed. I was just trying to get to know you. I think Jassy and Jennifer have the same personalities from what I can tell.
Brother Forrest thank you for clarifying :) I read "vent" and then the comment and assumed you were suggesting I might be that way. Compliment accepted :D

As to the highlighted quote I am that way, you discerned correctly :) Much to the annoyance of my husband and children at times. LoL
I've heard it said that a perfectionist is one that takes great pains and gives them to everyone else :pound:
I seek to edify and learn and be a blessing here, but I am afraid I tend to be rather simplistic in my thought pattern and sometimes the brethren get so detailed in their presentation that I get lost. So I am sure some will find my discourse too simple, yet I do seek the truth and don't "just" want to accept things because that is just what I've been taught, because I've been taught by various teachers that would disagree on a great many things.

Thank you brother for your comments :)

Shofar 07-25-2009 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24469)
I seek to edify and learn and be a blessing here, but I am afraid I tend to be rather simplistic in my thought pattern and sometimes the brethren get so detailed in their presentation that I get lost. So I am sure some will find my discourse too simple, yet I do seek the truth and don't "just" want to accept things because that is just what I've been taught, because I've been taught by various teachers that would disagree on a great many things.

The Word of God is the testimony of He who shall redeem us from our sins; stand on Him and the LORD Jesus Christ will reveal to you all things. Welcome to the community, Amanda - I am perhaps the latest yet in the giving of greetings, however I can say that this forum community is a good thing and that there is a wealth of insight within its pages - enjoy your stay here. :)

Amanda S. 07-25-2009 10:01 PM

Bro. Shofar,

Thank you for the welcome. :) I am happy to be here, but it does appear that perhaps I am making more enemies than friends.

Billie 07-26-2009 01:53 AM

:welcome: Amanda!:)

So glad you joined this forum also..greeted you over in Cody's forum! This is a great bunch of believers..good fellowship..and we want you to feel at home.

Over in the Bible studies you'll find good teachings..look around the other threads and get to know the ones you are interested in...we look forward to your postings and getting to know you.:)
Blessings sister!

Hayseed 07-26-2009 01:54 AM

Welcome Amanda.
I hope you enjoy this forum when you get a chance in your busy day to get here.

Mrs Hayseed:p

Shofar 07-27-2009 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Amanda S. (Post 24705)
Bro. Shofar,

Thank you for the welcome. :) I am happy to be here, but it does appear that perhaps I am making more enemies than friends.

Hm, the stance of pride perhaps - it can be a trial sometimes, and I notice it in other communities besides this one, but your signature holds a true piece of scripture, one that we all must keep too, even in the heat of intense discussions. It is true that we are all at war, but if caught up in the war, remember the real cause of the war is that which seeks to divide us; a failed battle every time when we call upon the name of our LORD and Savior.

Between us, we be Abraham's seed and forever brethren in Christ Jesus, now and forever as it was in the beginning. :)


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