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George Clark Rankin tells it best... In which he starts out in a Calvinistic church...
"Grandfather was kind to me and considerate of me, yet he was strict with me. I worked along with him in the field when the weather was agreeable and when it was inclement I helped him in his hatter's shop, for the Civil War was in progress and he had returned at odd times to hatmaking. It was my business in the shop to stretch foxskins and coonskins across a wood-horse and with a knife, made for that...
When I was studying Romans I noticed that in chapters 1-11 whenever the word "love" is used it is referring to God's love for us (with one exception). In chapters 12-16, "love" is always used to refer to the love we have or should have for other people. So, I thought that one way to sum up the message of Romans is:
1 John 4:11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
I wrote more about this in a blog post here.
Let me know what you think.
Grace and Peace,...
Are any of you familiar with:
The Holy Bible: a Purified Translation. The New Testament. Glenside, PA: The Lorine L. Reynolds Foundation, 2000
I received this New Testament free in the mail several years ago – wondered what it was, kind of glanced at it and then stuck it away on a shelf. Out of curiosity I have recently pulled it out and started looking at it. It is particularly the work of Stephen Mills Reynolds and Charles Butler, and possibly others. (Reynolds served in some capacity on...
I have just yesterday found out that "the Bible Answer Man", Hank Hanegraaff has left Evangelical Christianity, and converted to the Greek Orthodox church last month.I understand that others have also done this. From a search on the Internet, it seems that this denomination's teaching on salvation, is not what the Bible teaches. Why would any person do this?
Several here on the BB, especially Iconoclast, have touted David Chilton's books as unanswerable. My first thread in answering this unanswerable "theologian" (with mail order degrees) was to show that he had no training in Greek. With this thread I'll show his weird hermeneutics. Folks, if your hermeneutics are messed up, everything you say about the Bible is suspect. In his classic work, Bernard Ramm calls hermeneutics "one of the most important members of the theological sciences"...
This is a very serious question, so your proper exegesis of the passages, or just general teachings that you know would be appreciated.
I'll cite two places; One Jesus says to His disciples in Matthew 6:26, Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
He talks about the lilies, how beautiful they are dressed, then makes a similar comparison.
The message is clear, 1. Do not worry...
Riverside church says it will offer sanctuary to immigrants at risk of deportation – Press Enterprise
I used to work a mere two blocks away from this church. It is one of Riversides oldest churches, and its building is a historical site.
The reason for this OP, is to secure your opinion of their open invitation to illegal residents in an effort to shield these people from deportation. This is a church that is as far left as possible, because they also open their doors to the LGBTQ...
I have sent letters to Jewish temples before only to be ignored. So I got a better idea and that is to build a relationship through email, and usually emails are not ignored. But I am not all that familiar with Judaism. What type of questions should I ask them? How should I engage them with the gospel? I could pull out my copy of More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell but I seriously doubt they would read the book, or engage in the evidences presented.
As we have recently had a new thread which brings this subject up again, and expectedly with the same contentions, I am posting this new poll about your views on the subject. Law and Grace are capitalized as properly naming the 'system' of right standing with God we are 'under.'
Most christians teach against obeyin the Father. This is a great heresy that has eternal consequences.
Num 15:29 ‘For him who does whatever by mistake there is one Torah, both for him who is native among the children of Yisra’ĕl and for the stranger who sojourns in their midst.
Num 15:30 ‘But the being who does whatever defiantly, whether he is native or a stranger, he reviles יהוה, and that being shall be cut off from among his people.
Num 15:31 ‘Because he has despised the word of...