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1 Jn 2:1-2
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Who is the He here in Vs 2 and how is He the propitiation for our sins ?
The He here is found in Vs 1, Jesus Christ the righteous !
Now its important that He's called Jesus Christ the Righteous
First He's Righteous in...
This is from a closed thread - but interesting subject:
1) Is the church a building or is the church a body of believers??
2) If the church is a body of believers, then the building can be used for a variety of things, to include things with leading the lost to Christ.
3) If the building is the church, do the lost really belong there?
(This is is an article I wrote last January in my own Preterist group. I thought it would be worth posting here as well. The position I have taken here has made me persona non grata in some Preterists groups but I believe it is biblically sound. I think that both futurists and "mainstream" preterism have overlooked these four unities, resulting in unscriptural eschatologies in both camps.
A part of my reason for posting this here is to show that there are preterists like myself who believe...
“Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε ὁ μονογενὴς θεὸς ὁ ὢν είς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο” (John 1:18)
“God no one has seen at any time the Unique God Who is in the bosom of the Father He has revealed Him”
Firstly, this reading with “θεὸς” (God), instead of “υιος” (Son), is the oldest, and has wider textual evidence. Of the Greek manuscripts, we have: The Codices P66 (about 200 A.D.), P75 (early 3rd cent.), Sinaticus (4th), Vaticanus (4th), Ephraemi (5th). Earlier than this, we have...
On another thread, premillennialists were accused of trafficking in fear. I was urged to go get out of my ivory tower and go to Facebook, of all things, to learn the truth. Well, frankly I've never seen any good theology on FB.
At any rate, I also have an in-law who always tries to get me to accept his pre-wrath position. He is worried that I will not be ready for the Tribulation when it comes. He thinks our students will fall apart during the Tribulation because it will catch them by...
My wife and I attended a church nearly 30 years ago that had a pastor who was only 23 years old. The church was growing, and the preacher was dynamic, but some felt that he had little or no business being pastor of the church. He was young, could NOT truly give good guidance on marriage because he had only been married a short time himself, and many felt that he couldn't counsel people who were older than he was effectively. Was this man too young to be the pastor? We moved to a different...
At times it seems much of our theology and discussion centers on doctrines peripheral to God's Kingdom - not that those doctrines are unrelated or unimportant, but that their focus is elsewhere as supporting or micro-teachings. In Scripture Christ preached the "gospel of the Kingdom" and the last thing recorded of Paul in Scripture (by Luke in Acts) is that Paul journey to Rome to proclaim the Kingdom.
Given its vital importance in Scriprure (and our faith), what are your ideas of the...
I have a question about this verse, Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and...