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So admit it, it's a favorite issue to debate.
Being called a "dispy" in another thread sure brought back the old days, and it made me think, well, there's nothing for it but to start another thread examining the Rapture and when it is going to take place.
So I will just state that the Pre-Tribulational Rapture is the only view that leaves Scripture intact (meaning we don't have to spiritualize Scripture away) and doesn't leave one trying to work out the problems that a Mid or Post view...
Loved with an Everlasting Love by John Gill
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee... - Jeremiah 31:3
God's love to His elect is not of yesterday; it does not begin with their love to Him, We love Him, because He first loved us. It was bore in His heart towards them long before they were delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son. It does...
The KJV is translated from the Received Text. Modern Bibles not translated from the Critical Text are translated from the Majority Texts. GES prefers the Majority Text. I think I'm correct.
Which text is correct? Free Grace theology seems to require a rendering different then "whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood". Jesus said, "he that believeth on me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation." I think I'm quoting it right. How much do we...
In another thread, RevMitchell asked a very good question that really made me think.
The question in reference to Romans 7 and “free will”…
Are the unregenerate able to do anything that is “good”?
The “good” mentioned in Romans 7 is the OT Law, and the inability to do “good”, in context, is keeping OT Law.
Upon reflection upon this question, I remembered Paul had written that Gentiles keep at least some aspects of the OT Law.
Is this a “good” that God finds acceptable?
peace to you
Hi guys, wanted to run this thread (for the umpteenth time) again because we have a lot of new members who may have some useful input on this subject.
I take the position that men did not begin to be born again until Pentecost, when men began receiving the Life (Eternal Life) that Christ came to bestow upon men.
Keep in mind that I am not saying men were not filled with the Spirit, which is God's Spirit empowering the faithful for ministries such as Prophet, Priest, King, and Warrior. Men...
Opening Post Part One
I am posting this here because I want anyone to be able to join in on the conversation regardless of denomination.
Most are aware of the division between Catholics and Protestants (as well as Evangelicals) and the many various divisions in the latter two. The latter view the former to have fallen into error and departed from a Biblical basis for numerous Doctrine and practices. So much so, in fact that a "Reformation" became necessary to restore the Body to sound...
On another thread @Eternally Grateful brought up (as a side comment) the wages of sin and (I take it) Adam's sin and the direct consequences.
I think this could be a good discussion. I do not hold that this death (in Genesis) is a spiritual death but a physical one. That said, there was also a spiritual death in that Adam was separated from God.
Genesis 3:17–24 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I...
I would say virtually everyone on this board would agree that doctrines such as the Virgin Birth, the sinless life of Christ, his death and Resurrection and his coming again
A friend of mine, Dr L. Duane Brown once explained that doctrines are like a Dartboard.
The Red in the middle would be non-negotiable major doctrines Such as listed in the first paragraph.
then each outlying circle would have less important.
So which circle would you put different doctrines in?
There are only two (that I know of) views regarding the composition of man. God created man with a body, soul, and spirit or God created man with a body and a soul/spirit (soul and spirit, in the sense of natural man, being the same).
I lean towards the former - that God created Adam with a human body, a human soul, and a human spirit.
But I do not know that I can articulate the differences between soul and spirit in this sense.
What are your thoughts?