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Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
The phrase for study in this verse is "justified by faith." Now the Greek word translated "justified" is also translated by some versions as "declared righteous." And the word certainly has both meanings within its semantic range. However if God is causing the righteousness, the word should be translated as made righteous or justified, rather than "declared righteous." A perusal of the...
“The Christians of Carthage have an excellent name for the sacraments, when they say that baptism is nothing else than "salvation," and the sacrament of the body of Christ nothing else than "life." Whence, however, was this derived, but from that primitive, as I suppose, and apostolic tradition, by which the Churches of Christ maintain it to be an inherent principle, that without baptism and partaking of the supper of the Lord it is impossible for any man to attain either to the kingdom of...
Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Luke 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
What do these verses teach about burial?
Note: This thread is not about types of burial, how burial was done in the past or is done today, how burial should or should not be done today, or any other such subjects. It is a discussion of what these specific passages teach about the subject.
From another thread:
... certain things we come to believe as Christians will be that which God judges our actions upon. ... and they violate that belief, then it will of course be sin for that individual. Even if it wasn't something specifically noted as sin in Scripture, either explicitly or implicitly. .... (bold my emphasis)
For example - if I believed (and usually based on what a Baptist preacher told us in the past) that - for example - it is a sin to take a...
This is an open conversation about believer's in Christ....should they or should they not be cremated?
I personally believe Disciples of Christ are never to be cremated, since it was a pagan way of burial because it was a "symbol" of being "purified" for eternal rest......
What are your thoughts?
The Lord bless you.....
In His Love....
I’m sure this question has been answered but I haven’t found it yet. I have a couple more I may ask as well.
“Apoc” = Apocalypse
In the Rapture you go to heaven without dying. How can this be?
Enoch and Elijah are usually thought to be the Two Witnesses (Apoc 11:3-12) that return during the Tribulation because they didn’t die when they left this world. Many theologians believed you have to die in order to go to heaven as we think of heaven (Aquinas, STh., III q.49 a.5 ad...
Good In Bad People?
Are all sinners really “bad” people who can do no “good” towards the Lord, because of their “depraved natures”? Are we to understand passages like Psalm 14:1, “There is no one who does good” (Romans 3:12), literally true of every single human being? In this same Psalm, verse 3 says, “All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one”, this cannot mean “every single human being”, as when this was written, many followed the...
So your saying that there is saved and extra saved.
Spiritual Truth and Doctrine
Paul is saying we are saved by Christ's life, in Romans 5:10 as he said we are saved by hope in Romans 8:24. He is talking about assurance, as I paraphrased in an earlier post in the cited thread: If His death saved us from wrath, how much more are we secured by His life.
But salvation from sin—salvation from wrath—is accomplished by His death. His blood quenched God's wrath. We are born of...
I would like the Disciples of the Lord, who are His "Spiritual" children, state in what affairs of life should we be concerned with?
Should Disciples of Christ serve in the worldly Military?
Should Disciples of Christ serve in ANY Governmental office or service?
Should Disciples of Christ concern themselves with "Public protesting" against evil?
Should Disciples of Christ be concerned with voting?
These are just a few one needs to consider. What are the Lord's and the...