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1 John 2:1-2. 'My little children , these things I write to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.'
I promised on another thread to post something on these verses, so here goes!
The first thing to note is that there is not much 'iffy' about 'if anyone sins.' In 1:10, John has told us that if we say we have not...
I am a single man brought up in a Pentecostal Holiness world. There was a yearly routine that was followed religiously…
1. Mo-Fr – Work hard at some public job
2. Saturday – Go to town Saturday morning and work in the PM
3. Saturday PM – Prayer meetings
4. Sunday – Church AM and a wonderful meal PM
5. Spring – Prepare for a large garden
6. Summer – Garden including putting up hay
7. Fall – Saw trees and prepare firewood for winter
8. Revivals - All through the year.
Not a bad life. I...
In another thread it was stated:
In our big church, we don't have any qualified men willing to be deacons, so we have unqualified ones, new converts or divorced and remarried men . The qualified ones, won't deal with the pastors temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way. We also have grown weary in trying to mature him. It's just easier to watch him cause disaster after disaster and then have to fix them himself. (Usually his wife ends up having to fix them, she is a precious lady) My...
Dr Bob in another thread stated (post # 54
In the Baptist rush away from papacy, bishops, vicars and denominational hierarchy, we jump to the other extreme - rule of the congregation. And this is a type of polity that is fine as long as that is LED by the elders.
Brother, maybe we should start a new thread on this topic. I'm fine to debate the pro/con of pure democracy in a church v elder leadership
A friend of mine (now with the Lord) was a missionary to the Germans -
(He was also my...
According to some people, Christ died to give all a chance of being saved! I do not know that I hate anything more in my soul than to hear that. It makes Jesus Christ so little - that He should do so much, and after all only to get us a chance of being saved. Why, if a man is set up in business, you see how often it happens that he fails in it; and if man cannot manage the paltry things of time and sense without being insolvent, what will he do with eternal realities? And if you come a...
Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God?....Romans 9:20.
The sovereignty of God, in dispensing his grace to whom he pleaseth, and which he oweth to none, ever has been a subject of contention. Unawakened people, with self-righteous hearts, and stubborn free-will pride, rise with indignation of spirit, daringly call in question the ways of God to man, and impiously reply against God, as though he had not an absolute right to do what he will with his own, and confer his favors...
If I had to pick an end time date I would go, word by word, with the scientist, Isaac Newton...
"And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half. " - Daniel 12:7
From a folio cataloged as Yahuda MS 7.3g, f. 13v:
"So then the time times & half a time are 42 months or 1260 days or three years & an half, reckoning...
I’ll start answering tomorrow
Here is my main post that I was going to put on as my OP in the first thread. Some Catholics on this forum will be relieved to read that I accept and am posting this first view. Don’t think I’m contradicting myself with this first view below. What I did was make the case for the second view below in the first thread.
I realize Baptism has been discussed over and over again and I’m sure sometimes you get tired of it. Instead of...
If there is a sin for which one cannot be forgiven, then Christ did not die for their sins, because if He did, that sin would be included. Moreover, people are not condemned for any sin that they do, but because they have never believed on Christ.
Also, if faith is obedience, why is it distinguished from works in James 2? The faith in John 3:16 cannot be the faith in James 2, if faith is obedience. Why does it say faith without works is dead, if faith does not mean to simply believe?