Thomas 15 ...posted this in another thread.This can be helpful and constructive. A cut and paste response from a reformer, puritan, or any other source is offered to open up the understanding of scripture. Thank you for being accurate Thomas. That helps in any discussion. If you feel that is the case.....it is at that point that you can question, study , or examine ,that verse offering what you see or do not see in it. The discussion can work through that issue...or come to an impasse. At least then both sides know what the others are thinking. others reading the interaction can think along and observe the interaction,and see who is making biblical progress. , Thomas....It could be that, or...it could be that The verse or argument being offered has already been gone over dozens of times. Have you ever talked to someone and their main question is...where did Cain get His wife? You answer it, but do not need to dwell on it for hours. . Again....perhaps the cut and paste is meant to add to the discussion, by adding to the flow of the discussion.As time permits I will demonstrate that later on.....in the other thread for example, the article by Ernie Resinger...had many helpful questions, it framed out the issue, then showed the error, then showed biblical truth. Thomas...in the other thread you mentioned how those who use catechisms,confessions etc...do not use Holy Writ. You say it again here: This I believe is a common mistake.I posted chapter 1 of the 1689 confession in the other thread. It is primary in teaching that scripture alone is the rule for us, the only rule. Then they use the scripture to stand where they stand. I would believe that more if and when I see people respond to a link or article ..biblically. I am not trying to fool anyone...why would you suggest such? Thomas ...I type very slow and poorly...I never learned to type.it has taken me 45 minutes to start this thread and get to this point. To cut and paste saves me much time..I still have to go at least 450 miles today, give or take a few:thumbs: If you notice....I try to post some with much scripture.if someone has time they can profit from it.What i see on here is any post of much length, or a link that requires reading gets avoided ..for several reasons. 1] people might not have time 2] people might not read well 3] people do not know how to use a link properly 4] some have a proud arrogant spirit, thinking that they can learn from no saint from the past 5] some look, cannot answer the link and have already shot their mouth off, so they ignore the link as it has already destroyed their false ideas they have just posted. 6] some are just lazy, do not like to read,they remain out of any meaningful discussion. there are many more reasons I am not that familiar with RC Sproul.I have heard him on radio some and know that many like him.....I look and listen to others who get to the point faster. I am not attempting to "win by default"...win what? I welcome biblical instruction or correction. I do not welcome some of my fan club twisting my words, saying I imply this, or that...and then bring forth garbage out of their own minds and paranoia. What then follows is the inevitable personal attacks, trying to bait me, or others,[this happens to Luke 2427 alot] trying to catch us in our words. This does not get at truth does it? Most of your comments were interesting and good for discussion.This comment betrays a poor understanding of several areas..... There is a biblical consistency to it that frustrates those who oppose it's truth. ! That is an issue best addressed on a personal level. There are a majority on there that are extremely gifted. I have been instructed, corrected, and edified from my time there. Do i agree with everything I see there???/No. Overall...it is a more knowledgeable board being confessional.the links and discussions are superior to most that I see in here. Some of that is because much twisting of words that happens here...is not allowed. The posters are generally more biblical in their interaction. Here on BB......you need to have your combat gear on and watch your back for the knife coming at you. I see it as a strength because an appeal is made to the scriptures and teaching of scripture, that all agree on.....there is a padeo confession, and the baptist confession.