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My pastor asked me my opinion on a possible change in pew Bibles and an official recongnition of a standard translation for reading from the pulpit. We currently use the NIV (1984). Pastor received a MacArthur SB in the ESV from his wife for Christmas and has used it since while preaching. Some in the assembly are asking to update the NIV to either the NIV 2011 or the ESV.
My thoughts are as follows:
1. There really isn't enough of a difference between the NIV 1984 and 2011 to justify...
God warns us in many scriptures that we can lose our salvation.
These scriptures show us plainly and simply that God can cut us off.
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
19 You will say then, "Branches were broken...
What is the order in salvation of regeneration and faith. Please use Scripture to defend your view. Here is the explanations of what I believe the different views are.
Regeneration chronologically precedes faith.
A person can be regeneration but not have faith for some period of time.
Regeneration logically precedes faith but not chronologically.
while they happen at the same time, logically regeneration precedes faith.
Regeneration and faith happen at the same time.
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it...
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