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Does the NT church include OT saints? My grandfather thought so. His position was historic premil. I followed my grandfather in this until I applied to my mission board in 1977, and had to write that I disagreed with their doctrinal statement where it said, "The church as peculiar to the age of grace." At the candidate committee, my friend said I came out after 2 hours, white as a sheet and sweating profusely. His interview only took ten minutes! So, they encouraged me to study out...
I am starting this thread because the previous once was locked before I could respond...
@JonShaff posted this...
Quoted by @JonShaff
Once again, you are conflating Faith.
Faith/Believe in John 20:31 is a Verb
Faith in Galatians 5:22 is a Noun
I agree with you. Faith is a noun and believe/belief/believing is a verb. Those who have faith exercise(put faith into action, which by definition, is a verb) their belief. You will not believe in anything you do not have faith in.
This is in the news with Brett Kavanaugh. He denies, and the woman looks to be a very unreliable witness. I tend to believe the story is not true. If it were, it would have come out earlier.
But the irony is, I would still support him, even if he groped a woman as a teenager. The idea that a man's life is disqualified for something he did drunk as a teen is just amazing to me.
Where did this thinking come from? Surely most Christians understand the foolishness of such an idea? Or...
Something has bothered me quite a bit that happens in our church. People come and people go. In talking to the ones that "go" a central theme seems to be "we were out a couple weeks due to sickness(etc.) and no one in leadership ever asked about us." "Now a year later, no one in leadership has ever asked about us."
So, in another thread, @1689Dave submitted that "that which is perfect..." is the Bible. And because he believes that Paul is referencing the bible, that is his conclusion: Perfect = Bible. Yes, we know the Bible is complete/perfect. But the Question remains, however, is that what Paul is referencing here? Could it be Christ, the eternal state, God's Love, the complete state of glorified man, etc?
Regardless of whether you are cessationist, how do we breakdown Paul's intended meaning of...
Born of God: Getting John 1:11-13 Right!
Instead, it is quite obvious from this context that the three points the apostle John lists here are in reference to the misconceptions of what Israelites perceived as their given covenantal “RIGHTS”as direct descendants of Abraham:
not of blood = being a descendant or blood relative of Abraham (Rom. 9:7)
nor of the will of the flesh = being one who “pursued” or “ran after” the law so as to merit righteousness (Rom. 9:31)
nor of the will of man...
Has anyone heard that the SBC will not allow persons attending CBF associated churches to teach at SBC seminaries? I heard that the other day and just wondered whether it's correct. I'm not making any value statement here. Just asking for information.
Thinkingstuff said: Based on your questions it seems you want to jump topics once again!
The topic has been salvation ever since I asked the question about......wait for it....Salvation.
Thinkingstuff said: Your initial question was a simple one. "Can a Catholic tell me how to be saved" I answered that question directly and simply. "Yes believe on the Lord Jesus and do what he says."
Thinkingstuff said: You then say "that is not good enough" Totally, disregarding whether the statement...
On the 'Would you Stay? 3' thread, @Davyboy wrote:
2nd – “All” in the Greek is PASA, and it actually means “Every”. In the Bible, when Scripture is used in the singular it refers to an individual passage or book, not the whole Bible. So this means every passage of Scripture is useful. Thus, the erroneous Protestant reading of “pasa graphe” would mean every single passage of Scripture is exclusive. This would also mean Christians could not only use “sola Matthew,” or “sola Mark,” but could...