Text or context?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by billwald, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. billwald

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    From another thread: In order to be able to have a debate there has to be a fundamental principle that we can start from. I believe in interpreting the Bible literally, ALWAYS, unless the writer makes it very clear he is not speaking literally.

    Examples of the writer making it very clear???
     
  2. The Biblicist

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    Here is an example where the writer is making it very clear that justification by faith precedes circumcison:

    Rom. 4:9 ΒΆ Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
    10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
    11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also
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  3. Yeshua1

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    How about this?

    "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19 in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, 20 who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. 21And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you -- not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience -- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him," (1 Pet. 3:18-22, NASB)


    That water baptism corresponds to, points towards what actually saved us, the Ark, which would be Christ!
     

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