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In the second chapter of the epistle to the Romans Paul reveals that a man can theoretically obtain eternal life by his "deeds" or by his "works":
"But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious,...
While reading online early this morning, I came across a writing in which a person rejected Paul’s authority and as a result any words by Paul in the Bible.
He held the extreme Pelagius view that he was good enough to keep the law and didn’t need Christ.
He used the testimony of the Gospels to show that even Christ taught he was not God and that salvation was a free choice of whether a person was going to keep the law or not.
What caught my interest was his attempt to support...
Psa. 53:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
Ps 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
I just read a 24 page report published by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW).
"The 2011 NIV makes several noteworthy improvements over the 1984 NIV and the 2005 TNIV, including 933 improvements in accuracy in translating gender language in places where CBMW had criticized the TNIV in 2002 and 2005. And the entire translation process was carried on in a commendable spirit of transparency and openness, for which Zondervan and the NIV's Committee on Bible...
I called Hank Hanegraaf a few days ago and asked a question. According to him a demon cannot touch, make noises in our realm, cause physical harm, or do anything to a believer or unbeliever. I ordered his book on Spiritual Warfare The Covering and await its arrival. In my library I have a Erwin Lutzer book on this topic, a David jeremiah book on Angels, and a Warren Wiersbe book. I am gonna search them tonight for this answer. But if anyone has one please let me know.
I heard of a man...
Some say that God does not love sinners but hates them. However when I read the Bible I read that God hates the sinners sin, and what they have become, but does not desire anyone to perish but all to come to repentance (2 Pet 3:9).
Calvinist and Reformed that take the scripture out of context argue that God does not love everyman and woman alive, but hates many. I find that message contrary to what scripture teaches. What do you say?
Know that we cannot lose our salvation, but in a practical sense, do they experience ANY spiritual effects here and now?
Does that apply to Christians or to unsaved?
What does the Bible mean by that phrasing?