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Reformed churches endorse Catholic-Lutheran accord on key Reformation dispute
one of Protestantism’s leading branches has officially said it now agrees with the Vatican on the main issue at the root of its split from the Roman Catholic Church half a millennium ago.
Reformed, Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist leaders look on in St. Mary's City Church in Wittenberg, Germany, as the Rev. Chris Ferguson, World Communion of Reformed Churches general secretary, signs the declaration expressing...
Tell me which of these verses is in the bible and which one is heresy.
A OR B?
10for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
10for with the heart a person believes after being made righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, after salvation.
1 Corinthians 1:21
21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through...
Loyal Opposition at SBC Today is a full, unedited version of Eric Hankins’s keynote address at the annual Connect 316 Banquet held June 13, 2017.
By Traditionalism, I mean the Southern Baptist soteriological tradition of always rejecting some or all of Calvinism going all the way back to 1845.
SBC Voices discussion of the address can be found HERE.
In the topic The Flat Earth myth and the Bible we took a temporary trail of discussion about whether Moses wrote the Pentateuch. I though it might be worthy of its own thread. I'll start.
There are several lines of internal biblical evidence that Moses is the author of the first five books of the Bible. The Pentateuch itself testifies to Moses as its author. The rest of the Old Testament also testifies to Moses as the author of the Pentateuch. Statements in the New Testament confirm Moses...
Colossians 2, the "nailed it to his cross", what was "it"?
In order to find out, we need to look at the context of the passage, and then consider it prayerfully, line upon line:
Colossians 2:1 KJB - For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Colossians 2:2 KJB - That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,...
There is a teaching called Soul Sleep... What is it exactly and is it scriptural?... What happens to the soul according to scripture at the point of each believers death?... I discovered this article that can explain it better than I can because, this is how I believe it and I'm sure there are many on here that see it the same way... At the point of death there is sadness for those loved ones left behind but for believers there is?... I don't want to spoil it, read the article and find...
Where do we go from here? The most prolific poster on parts 7 & 8 posted 1-liners that did not contribute to understanding. We did reply to a number of these in the hope that he & others would read carefully & contribute positively.
However his approach was:
You can have theology given apart from the scriptures, as when I give my viewpoints, it is related th what is in the scriptures, its just that those holding to either pretierism or spirtualozing the scriptures would reject....