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So there are a number of Baptist Church's that have in effect rejected Believers Baptism. They have adopted age requirements on the person before baptism. Often age would coincide with what is considered to be an adult(16-18). So promote Adult Baptism, thereby going against the very theology of Baptists. Baptists go by scripture "believe and be baptised" no mention of age/adulthood in scripture.
To refuse to give Baptism on the basis of their created restrictions, for those who have...
As I was reading the scriptures the other day I came across an interesting portion and seeing I've been studying what I'll call the weakness of Calvinistic teachings....this one item stood out to me. The story is from Luke 18:9-14
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that...
I recently learned about a course offered at Wheaton College. Their Theories of Origins class is apparently popular and yielding some amazing results (from their perspective). A review, Evolving Thoughts on Origins, was written up the the school newspaper. There's also a description of the class in The American Scientific Affiliation, written by the course authors. Theories of Origins: A Multi- and Interdisciplinary Course for Undergraduates at Wheaton College.
Per the school paper,...
Aug. 2, 2018
ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases “because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a shift in Roman Catholic teaching on the issue.
Francis, who has spoken out against capital punishment before — including in 2015 in an address to Congress — added the change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church — the compendium of Catholic beliefs.
The pontiff, who is the spiritual...
So most would hold that being drunk is sinful but what entails being Drunks? Is being a little tipsy drunkenness? Is having one pint drunkenness as it will have an effect on your decision making and this amount can be enough to be charged with drunk driving (DUI) so legally you would be drunk but is this what the bible is talking about?
I ran up on a quote of Calvin tonight in my reading.
"By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which he determined with himself whatever he wished to happen with regard to every man. All are not created on equal terms, but some are preordained to eternal life, others to eternal damnation; and, accordingly, as each has been created for one or other of these ends, we say that he has been predestinated to life or to death."
John Calvin. Institutes of the Christian Religion, ed....
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
In this text, the sin/τὴν ἁμαρτίαν is singular. Though a few English translations render it "sins" plural, by far most of them translate it singular into English.
What is the significance, if any, of "sin" being singular in this statement? What is "the sin" of the world?
Was talking to a christian I met, and we began discussing origins. He informed me did not believe Genesis was literal, in fact he believed it was all allegory. When asked if Adam and Eve were real people he answered, it's up for debate.
I can deal with some alternative views on origins, even though I disagree. I can get along and fellowship and exercise grace, even though I strongly disagree. Denying the historicity of Adam and Eve, though, is a bit of a stumbling block.
Luk 18:24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!
Luk 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
If Calvinism is true then why would it be difficult for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God?
I'm trying to identify the precise sequence of events from Easter Sunday morning until the risen Lord's last recorded appearance. Any reconstruction of this sequence must solve the apparent inconsistencies outlined in (1)-(4) below. Such a reconstruction is important because some educated academics take offense at these inconsistencies and accordingly reject the Gospel resurrection narrative. I believe in Jesus' bodily resurrection and want to solve these problems as much as I can for...