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Recently a thread was closed after certain posters ran up the number of pages in the thread presenting absurd nonsensical arguments, and off topic endless questions. The ploy was once again successful
One poster claimed all the names of everyone start out in the book. and so by inference, the names of the lost are blotted out. No scripture which says, suggests or hints at this ludicrous absurdity were provided.
It was said because the names of the lost were not written in the book since...
Although I am going to use a popular song as a demonstration, this thread is to explore ways the assembly should be aware of “the little foxes.”
When is doctrinal error allowed just because ....?
Here is an example:
“Come behold the wondrous mystery” (Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery Lyrics — MATT PAPA)
Then the song continues as if Christ’s death, resurrection, ascension, and return was a mystery!
Each line starts with “Come behold the wondrous mystery.”
Now, Colossians presents that...
Early in my Christian walk, I understood being drawn to Jesus by the Father as the Grace of God preceding out faith, and then regeneration was the New Birth that logically, not temporally followed our faith. But I understood my faith and my regeration as having occurred similtaneously.
So hearing, drawn, followed by regeneration/faith.
Through listening to and reading people of different persuasions, including Calvinists, and MORE importantly, through growth in reading the scriptures, I...
WHEN DOES GOD SEND PEOPLE STRONG DELUSIONS TO BELIEVE LIES?
Simple OP based on the scriptures that say..
2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-13
, Now we beseech you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him,
, That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
, Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling...
Please answer the question with verses that speak about being "in him" or "in Christ", since we all agree that only scriptures interpret scriptures.
Mat 11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Mat 11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Mat 11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. Mat 11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto...