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In a recently-closed thread, we were having a discussion about the authority of Scripture. I still maintain that Scripture is the HIGHEST authority in all matters of faith/worship. It's the "Constitution" of Christianity. While JESUS added to Scripture, He always went by it. As he said at His baptism, "I must do all that is good."
Thus, I maintain there's simply NO authority on earth higher than Scripture in all matters of Christian faith/worship, and ALL our intel about God comes from...
One determiner of how Calvinistic a Bible translation is would be to see how many times it uses some form of the word sovereign (ty, or ly). ( I realize that occasionally it refers to earthly kings.)
KJV : 0
WEB : 1
CEB : 2
Phillips : 3
ESV : 4
NKJV : 5
CSB and HCSB : 6
NASB : 8
LEB : 11
ISV : 15
EXB : 25
MESSAGE : 38
NLT : 291
NIV : 297
NET : 368
Isn't it surprising that the so-called Calvinistic ESV came...
In a previous thread the discussion ran for 165 posts in just 2 days. The thread was closed before I could contribute. Here's my contribution -
Gen 18:19 “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
The Passover celebrations were family centred, although they were annual. They prefigured the Lord's Supper....
Liginour Ministries recently did a bible poll survey, and on one of their questions got the following results!
Jesus was the first and greatest Creation of God, and result was that 78 % of the Evangelicals agreed with that, and 73 % of that group saw it strongly!
The Apostle Paul wrote the Corinthian church saying, ". . . And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, [even] as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? . . ." -- 1 Corinthians 3:1-3.
Now the writer to the Hebrews wrote, "....
" I have no reason to think that the translators of the original KJV had any motive but to provide the most truthful translation/interpretation they possibly could. If factual evidence exists proving otherwise, please provide it.
According a consistent application of the same measures/standards that KJV-only advocates use to claim other Bible translators' bias or to question other translators' motives, I think that there would be factual evidence of Church of England bias in the 1611...
I am seeking for clarity from those are consider themselves KJV, and who not:
What is your understanding the KJVO position, can you define what you think it is, and what reasons do KJVO have that causes them to hold to the position.
I am seeking to understand what people's understanding of the position is and if it lines up with my understanding of the position and my own reasons for holding to it.
This is not a thread to debate the KJVO position, but for others to explain their...
So the text book answer is "mercy is God not punishing us as our sins deserve, and grace is God blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it. Mercy is deliverance from judgment. Grace is extending kindness to the unworthy."
Thus Mercy and Grace are two distinct and separate attributes. An act is either Mercy or Grace but it cannot be both.
However is mercy not a part of grace? for grace is extending mercy to the unworthy. mercy is a specific type of grace. all mercy is grace but...
A Baptist church which cannot 'project' or 'merge' its sovereignty into a 'general body' of any kindThe CHURCHES THAT JESUS BUILT are Baptist Believing churches
and are each A Baptist church which cannot 'project' or 'merge' its sovereignty
into a 'general body' of any kind, nor 'delegate' its powers.
There is not and cannot be a 'Baptist' 'federal body'." - BHC