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16KJV11

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 07:07:56 AM »
Combs must have left before I arrived in 1990.
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kaba

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 07:22:57 AM »
I refuse to admire anything about this child abuser!  Once in class we were taking a quiz or test, can he came walking up the aisle, someone made the mistake of whispering, combs tore his face off!!! He was abuser!

Norefund

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 07:36:25 AM »
Just to clarify, I did not admire him at all.

I guess the nature of my question is, can you learn something Biblical from even a person as reprehensible as Joe Combs? Hard to swallow, isn't it?

BTW, that "test" pronunciation is floating through my brain now. Thanks for that. :o

 
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kaba

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 09:07:30 AM »
Right now I am having to struggle with admiring anything that came from Hyles, Schaap, or Combs. I just question their integrity. I guess right now I can not overlook what they did or caused! And I want to give them no glory.  I guess I would rather admire "leaders" that have proven themselves to be men of integrity throughout their ministry, Billy Graham being one, my father (he wasn't in the ministry but he loved the Lord!) and my current Pastor, Pastor Blalock.

I am sure I am carrying some bitterness I am re-evaluating anything in my life that had to do with HAC.

16KJV11

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 09:38:09 AM »
Just to clarify, I did not admire him at all.

I guess the nature of my question is, can you learn something Biblical from even a person as reprehensible as Joe Combs? Hard to swallow, isn't it?

BTW, that "test" pronunciation is floating through my brain now. Thanks for that. :o

I assume you have learned from Abraham's life, the lying man who pawned his wife off twice to protect himself.
I assume you have learned from Moses the murderer?
I assume you have learned from David the adulterer and murderer?
I assume you have learned from Solomon the playboy, idolater, etc. etc. etc...

While not in the least justifying Comb's sin (he deserves the key to his cell to be thrown in the midst of the Atlantic), it's amazing how quickly we forget the sins of those we admire most.
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RAIDER

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 09:43:44 AM »
Right now I am having to struggle with admiring anything that came from Hyles, Schaap, or Combs. I just question their integrity. I guess right now I can not overlook what they did or caused! And I want to give them no glory.  I guess I would rather admire "leaders" that have proven themselves to be men of integrity throughout their ministry, Billy Graham being one, my father (he wasn't in the ministry but he loved the Lord!) and my current Pastor, Pastor Blalock.

I am sure I am carrying some bitterness I am re-evaluating anything in my life that had to do with HAC.

I guess it depends on how you define "integrity".

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/billy_graham-unbiblical.htm

kaba

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 10:14:44 AM »
Billy Graham as well as Franklin Graham was not afraid to give the plan of salvation to anyone! You have never heard any scandal about abuse or affairs from Billy Graham. Maybe I am wrong in my definition of integrity, but I feel someone that makes decisions based on Godly morals and standards is someone with integrity. Or a man of character-doing right even if nobody is watching or they are not concerned about getting glory or patting themselves on the back. I don't believe a "Pastor" or man for that matter that has cheated on his wife whether it is a physical affair or a emotional affair is someone of integrity. There are too many unanswered questions about Hyles and his life, Schaap's life speaks for itself! Combs is just plain scum!

myeyesareopen

Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 10:41:13 AM »
What is a New Testament example of someone who lived a 'double life', like the OT men mentioned...you know, the "Do As I Say Not As I Do" types. Don't do the things I've done wrong in my life...but do listen to me when I am speaking the words of the Lord.

Is there anyone like that in the New Testament? Or is Jesus supposed to make a difference in our lives?

When you get right down to it, what do we really learn from some of those OT guys, except "What not to do." They are good examples of flawed persons. Which is of course what each of us is. But once we hit the NT, when the payment is made and grace is unleashed...it's different. In the New Testament you don't have a philanderer with 1000's of wives being held up as someone to listen to but not emulate...it is different, isn't it?

Some people are so hung up on the OT -- using it almost as an excuse to be a rotten Christian (yes, I torture and rape my daughter but hey -- I'm one heckuva Bible teacher so it 'evens out' -- I mean, David murdered someone so I didn't go THAT far!) that they think it is an ok model to follow...

To me, in a rather simplistic overview, the OT is God saying: "Without the Perfect Sacrifice and without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, this is the best you are going to do..." And then in the NT, once the Sacrifice is made and the Spirit indwells, we have access to something they did not have in the OT. So it SHOULD make a difference, and we shouldn't excuse ourselves our sins on an OT standard when the NT standard is what is now in place.

Don't know what I'm trying to say, rambling and musing.

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 10:44:21 AM »
I enjoyed his classes as some of his teaching made you think.  Remember, I said "some".  As we all know, "thinking" at HAC was a no-no.

The two items that stand out in my memory are:

1.  He did not believe in "Paradise" or the split-compartment.

2.  He would threaten that if you ever got kicked out of his classes, you could never graduate as you had to have his classes.

He also had a reputation for not paying his bills.

In his honor, here is a link to his message:     http://www.fileden.com/files/2012/6/20/3318327/How_to_Feel_Close_to_People.mp3     Truly prophetic realizing his current location.

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RAIDER

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Re: Joe Combs and "sheveral vershies"
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 10:56:03 AM »


In his honor, here is a link to his message:     http://www.fileden.com/files/2012/6/20/3318327/How_to_Feel_Close_to_People.mp3     Truly prophetic realizing his current location.

Wow, that brought back some memories.  It's amazing how we can remember illustrations from sermons.  At the 12:22 mark he tells a story that I can remember like it was yesterday.  It's hard to believe what a wicked man he was at the same time he was preaching this message.  Sad!