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I just saw it again: someone accusing others of being Pharisees on the BB. That goes right along with the ubiquitous "legalism" charge (which is almost never really legalism by the theological definition). Really? You have to call someone a legalist or Pharisee to make your point? To me, that just means you're not good with words and have a small vocabulary. Cf: Cyrano's great list of insults in "Cyrano de Bergerac."
So, do you have a pet peeve? (And don't get nasty and name posters,...
Can anyone explain when the tradition of defining "The husband of one wife' (1 Timothy 3:2) as never having been divorced began? Seems only Church fellowship over 50 years of age still try to adhere to that definition, while even the Southern Baptist Association says it's up to the individual Church to use the definition that they prefer.
Appreciate any clarification on this.
About five years ago I was reading through a book in the local public library. I took extensive notes.
It was authored by John Richard Rice --known as John R. Rice. The year of publication was 1958.
On the front cover were these words : The Bible the Word of God, Perfect, Eternal, Unbreakable, Verbally-Inspired. Jesus Pronounced It Infallibly Correct. Our Translations Reliable. Christianity Stands or Falls With The Bible.
My first impression was that this book needed lots of editing. There...
OK, I am stepping into this debate.
I cannot fathom how certain bible verses on predestination and election can coexist with other bible verses about God wanting everyone saved. Yet they are there regardless of what I think.
My first thought is that God can have it both ways: yes there is predestination but somehow He wants all saved, but that seems nonsensical to me on fundamental levels. Of course, it might be I cannot fathom the mind of God. I am a worm, a slug to God after all....
I guess I approach this from an old fashioned Baptist perspective. The NT does not give a formula, or precise instructions on baptism; but, we Baptists historically have gone by example, believers baptism by immersion as we read the NT. If I transfer the same reasoning to the Lord's Supper, I come to the conclusion for myself, that red wine is the biblical example, but the question of the bread, I go with leavened bread. I researched and it seems that only the RC and old Lutherans are...
If I may,. I would like to pick up a conversation which was ended in another thread.....
The Greek word is "tasso"
And there is your problem. You can't read Greek. The word is not "tasso."
The word is τεταγμενοι. As you can't read it I will transliterate it for you.
Tetagmenoi. You say "the Jews,after hearing the Gospel preached, rejected So they turned and preached it to the Gentiles." Yes, and "all those appointed to eternal life...
This hypothetical situation is not so hypothetical. It is based on a long-time friend of mine who is living this situation.
A couple moves a few hours away from the church they were members of. The church is too far to attend, so they seek out a new church. After a few weeks visiting churches, they find a church they like and start attending faithfully. In addition to Lord's day worship, they attend Sunday school and mid-week small group. They do everything expected of members, only they...
1. I believe the word of God is always pure - it doesn't need purification. How pure is the word of God? As pure as silver tried seven times in a furnace of fire.
Ps 12:6 The words of the LORD ARE pure words...
- not "will be" pure words after a seven fold purification process.
Ps 119:140 Thy word IS very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
- God's word IS always pure - it is in fact incorruptible (1P 1:22-24).
Pr 30:5 Every word of God IS pure: he is a shield unto them that put...
I am in disagreement with MOST on this board in this topic who are into Pragmatism and think evangelism is all about "results." No evangelism is about obedience to the Lord and trusting him to bring forth the converts. John 6:44 (NIV) 44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day."
John 6:37 (NIV) All that the father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
John 6:65 (NIV) He went on to say,...
I'm curious what your thoughts might be on this article, and the position laid out there in - namely, if you are not being accused of teaching antinomianism and licentiousness, you simply aren't preaching the same gospel that Paul preached....
Lloyd-Jones on The Gospel and the Charge of Antinomianism - Feeding on Christ
I ask because rarely have I heard a presentation of the gospel and come away thinking "wow, he's teaching that people can get saved and live however they want"
I have been...