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Praise God!! What an ordeal this has been but God has gone before us and orchestrated it all. She's now in the hospital after having had a gall bladder attack that got her in the ER and she will be having surgery tomorrow. I can't wait to get to the other side of this ordeal.
Specific prayer requests now are that she can sleep well tonight and that she and the surgeons will be touched by God tomorrow. Also pray that she will recover really well even though this will be a pretty big...
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5416470/Fallacies of Logic - An Analysis of ABC’s “20-20”
Exactly what I expected- shoot the messenger instead of dealing with the message.
Closed communion was the predominant Baptist view in America before the SBC was founded. The newly-organized SBC (1845) churches did not just sit down together and say, "let's see, we need to come up with a position on access to the Lord's table. Any suggestions?" It was already the established view among Baptists.
In other words, closed communion was the orthodoxy, open communion was the aberration. These days, it seems to be the other way around.
So I was perusing William...
Present Tense Counters Futurist Argument
John 5 argues for an earlier date of writing
"Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water." - John 5:2-3
Did you ever notice this little description from the Apostle John? "There is in Jerusalem... a pool." "In these lay...sick people."
In both cases John is describing a scene...
While as far back as the mid-1800s, textual critics had a natural sense of the value of the quantity as well as the quality of witnesses to the text, the concept wasn't put on firm mathematical ground until it was faced squarely by Wilber F. Pickering in his book, The Identity of the NT Text (Nelson, 1977/80), in an Appendix C, "The Implications of Statistical Probability...", actually written by Zane/David Hodges. This book is freely available for viewing and download on Pickering's...
God’s Word, the Bible, reveals God by presenting various aspects of God. When we claim such and such is an “attribute” of God, we are claiming such and such is true about God.
We can divide God’s attributes into two general categories, those that show God is different in nature to man, such as being everywhere at the same time, and those that show God is different in range or scope, i.e. bigger, greater, perfect rather than flawed, but man shares or can share to a limited degree in these...
I was both very pleased and somewhat disturbed by the last thread on omniscience.
I was pleased that the VAST majority of BB members believe in the omniscience of God.
I was disturbed that there were two people who literally voted that they do NOT believe that God has always known all there is to ever know about everything.
These people should not speak on theological matters in their church or anywhere. They are a great danger to people with no greater theological understanding than...