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I have a few reasons to leave the SBC now, but I wanted to discuss with you guys and my church leaders whether I should stay or not. Here are my current reasons for wanting to leave, which may expand honestly:
1. The denomination is too "big tent." I now believe that doctrine and moral teaching is of extremely high importance. A significant minority, if not a majority at times, of Southern Baptist churches teach or enforce things I could in no way support. (Charismaticism, a kind of...
I think this is the proper forum for this topic.
Some on the BB think that C.H.S. only made one nod toward the RV and its textual decisions. I am here to set the record straight.
It is true he favored the KJV in may ways over that of the RV, however, in terms of textual choices many times he held to the readings of the RV --not that of the KJV.
"...we desire that the common version may be purged of every blunder of transcribers, or addition of human ignorance, or human knowledge, that so...
Do we bow down enough in church services?
The meaning of the Greek word most commonly translated "worship" (proskuneo) is :
worship or veneration of a divine or supposedly divine object, expressed concretely with falling face down in front of someone (Friberg Lexicon)
This meaning is very clear in many of the uses of the word "worship" (proskuneo) in the Bible. For example:
NIV 1 Corinthians 14:25b So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, "God is really among you!"
This thread is to explore the wrath of God.
Let me start by pointing out that Ephesians 2, 4, 5, 6 all use the word wrath.
For example: 6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
It is not uncommon to read into the word "wrath" terms such as rage, fury, barely or out of controlled anger.
However, that is not (imo) the type of display or the thinking that should be attached to the use of the word...
The Way of the Master Moment episode-When a sinner turns from sin.
How would you respond when a sinner wants to legitimately turn from sin and turn to Christ? Would you lead him/her to a sinners prayer and then assume he/she is saved? Or do you promise them that God has a wonderful plan for their lives?
Recently I was in the Bible belt doing biblical evangelism with a group of like minded WOTM evangelists. I met a woman who I believe was softened by the 10 commandments and wanted to turn...
I believe in Eternal Security. However, I have found a deep problem with Eternal Security of the believer as commonly interpreted.
I believe Eternal Security may be giving many people who aren't Spirit indwelled a ton of false confidence. Like myself and a number of people I know over the years that are all positive we weren't saved and Spirit indwelled until a considerable time after becoming a church-going Christian.
As a result, and also because of the need to understand the bible...
I am a retired police officer. Through the years I have always defended officers. I have always, unconditionally sided with them in their disputes against the public. In one encounter, my perspective has changed 180 degrees. I now fully understand why so many people now hate police. The rotten apples ruin it for the rest of them.
I'm back and my power is now on. I still have lots of cleaning up to do after the hurricane though. As for my previous thread, I do believe now that OSAS does not work with even limited choice. Thus, this is where I currently stand with my own beliefs due to my research of the bible and the need to be logically consistent. Of course, these beliefs still need to go through the crucible and to be honest I am not fully convinced by them:
Although man is fallen, he is not entirely incapacitated...
Now, as we are entering into the end times, the time is short indeed for believers
to become true believers … by starting to obey Jesus’ commandments!
Please also see my first thread, “Have you been deceived by Satan through your church?”
The Holy Spirit, God’s angels, and Satan’s angels (demons) can all speak to us (spiritually),
i.e. they can place thoughts into our minds (but demons cannot read our thoughts).
The Holy Spirit will dwell INSIDE the true (obedient) believer …