I Am Begotten of God

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  1. Nagor

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    I am begotten of God.
    Can you believe it?
    If not, why not?
     
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    "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son…."

    Are you He?
     
  3. Scarlett O.

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    Stephen, you are only "begotten" (born again) of God as in you and every other Christian is adopted by God. (Ephesians 1:5)

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    So you absolutely positively undeniably knowingly that this is a man you are willfully addressing here. Right?
     
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    You are the one that said you knew it was a sin for a woman to be teaching and usurping authority over a man, and you would not do that if you knew it was a man.

    That was you was it not?
     
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    It looks to me like you got your hand caught in the cookie jar this time without an alibi.
     
  7. Darrell C

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    That the New Birth is a New Covenant reality is evident in Scripture. That it was foretold can be seen here:


    Ezekiel 36:22-27

    King James Version (KJV)

    22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

    23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

    24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

    25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

    26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

    27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.



    The relationship between the "new creature" and the indwelling of God is inseparable. One cannot be born again and not indwelt, and vice versa.

    As seen above there is a changing of the believer accompanied by the indwelling of God. To start the conversation I would direct your attention to the Day of Ascension:


    Acts 1:4-8

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    4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

    5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

    7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

    8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.



    It is evident in the disciples' question their understanding was still temporal, expectant of the promised temporal Kingdom God promised. At this point they are not yet Baptized with the Holy Ghost. While some of our brethren consider this Baptism as empowerment, it can be seen that the empowering takes place after the actual Baptism, which results we see in Acts.

    A quote from a member of the thread link:



    It is not deception, merely the very Word of God:


    Titus 3:4-5

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    4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

    5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;



    The New Birth is not a future event as glorification is, it is a reality for every believer that has turned to Christ in faith.



    The reason why even a born again believer may not believe it is likely due to (1) a proclivity for making Scripture fit their own theology or (2) simple ignorance.

    The Good News is that men can be saved...despite the understanding of the believer. Let's face it, most, if not all of us are born again as babes in understanding, not well-rounded theologians. As we grow we better understand that which has taken place in our lives, and this through diligent study and familiarity with both God and His Word as a whole. It is typical to adopt the theology of the groups we are saved through, however, as we grow we must determine whether our allegiance will submit to the God Who saved us, or the group we were saved through. Most, if obedient to God, will adopt a Biblical view and sometimes depart from the group they were saved through.

    More Good News is that ignorance does not preclude salvation. God can, and will, save men despite their tendency to do that which is right in their own eyes.


    God bless.
     
  8. Darrell C

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    This is not a formal setting in which a woman cannot voice her view, but a public setting.

    In such a setting I for one am all for anyone, male or female, defending the faith.


    God bless.
     
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    Do you agree with the intent of the OP? And why do you embolden your speech as the OP does?


    God bless.
     
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    That's why you have no power and authority. Just powerless opinions with no authority.
     
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    If an atheist were to ask you if God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son for it...why is He going to destroy it with fire and brimstone?

    What answer would you give them?
     
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    I agree, I have no power and authority, which relieves me of the necessity to exert it, lol.

    However, I would suggest to you that the Word of God has both, and it is in that which I base my "opinions" on.

    I now grant you permission to address my opinions.

    ;)

    God bless.
     
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    If you don't mind me fielding this one:

    First, I would make sure the atheist understood the Biblical use of the word world, which does not refer to Creation but to the human population.

    Secondly, I would correct him on thinking the Lord is going to destroy the Creation with fire and brimstone, seeing that upon the arrival of Christ in His Second Coming that He will establish an earthly Kingdom (promised to the world in the Old Testament) that will exist for one thousand years, and then shall this present Creation pass out of existence...


    Revelation 20:11

    King James Version (KJV)

    11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.


    Revelation 21

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    21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.



    ...so their fears are unfounded.

    Third, while the present creation will undergo great upheaval and tribulation in the Tribulation, what should be feared is entering into that period apart from relationship with Christ, though the good news is that the Good News will be effective in that period, and unbelievers will have a chance to repent and be saved, though there is a good chance they will die during that time.

    Fourth, I would try my best to make him/her understand that salvation through Christ is not a guarantee that physical death will not result, as history and the teaching of our Lord makes it clear that tribulation is guaranteed while we (the saved) are in this present creation. God did not send His Son to prevent physical death, but to prevent eternal separation, which is the Second Death.

    Lastly, I would inquire to the background of the atheist's understanding of the Word of God. Oftentimes atheists are raised in either Christian or religious families, and oftentimes their theology is an admixture of their parents beliefs and that which they want to believe and that which they refuse to believe. Seldom are atheists willing to reveal that background due to the conflict among the many denominations, and the one thing they fear the greatest, in my personal opinion, is to be shown that their beliefs, or rather, the beliefs they reject...

    ...have no Biblical Basis.

    Much like correlating salvation offered to the world through Christ Jesus with the physical creation, and thus having a false premise as a platform for their objections.


    God bless.
     
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    In keeping with the OP...


    1 Peter 1

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    1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

    2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

    5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.



    Peter does not seem to think the New Birth is a future event in the lives of those who clearly are saved. We are born again unto a living hope by the Resurrection of Christ. We are kept by the power of God through faith. The salvation ready to be revealed is of course that aspect of our salvation which we still await, to wit...the redemption of our bodies.


    18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

    19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

    20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

    21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

    22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

    23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.



    Peter does not mince words but speaks clearly concerning the New Birth.


    God bless.
     
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    Darrell, you are a calm, peaceful, rational, and gentle person. Are you sure you're on the right forum? :laugh:
     
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    You should see me in 5 o-clock traffic.

    ;)

    BaptistBoard is one of the very first forums I found on the net and holds a special place in my heart. I come back occasionally to see who the Calv/Arm dispute has been settled for, lol.


    God bless.
     
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    I was adopted by God, and received the new birth, but only Jesus ever was/is eternally begotten of the father!
     
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    Were you a child of the devil, when you say God adopted you?

    Simple yes or no will be suffice.
     
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    The Sons/Children of God, whom Christ Loved and died for, though they are born sinners, they are never the children of the devil, for there is no redemption provided for them !
     
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    Were you adopted by God like he said he was?

    A simple yes or no will be suffice.
     

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