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I was asked in another thread how any Christian could not support the death penalty. I decided to explain my view here instead of derailing the thread.
I supported the death penalty most of my adult life. I changed my mind after studying scripture carefully in light of the execution in Texas of Carla Faye Tucker in 2000.
Many find support for the death penalty in Gen. 9. Any man that sheds blood shall have his blood shed by man (or words to that effect). The passage is viewed as an...
There is a mantra here among some (most) who post here that God makes no difference in how he deals with men from one age to the next but every thing is a constant with him, they contend, from the beginning of creation to the eternal state. This op will take issue with that mindset and will prove it is false.
The problem is they do not accept the biblical teaching of "ages." But, that is an argument for a different thread.
I will launch my argument by quoting some false assumptions by a...
1) But by the Spirit we earnestly anticipate the righteousness for which by faith we hope, 6) because in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor the want of it has validity, but faith working through love. 7) You were running well -- who stopped you from obeying the truth? 8) It was certainly not any prompting from him who called you!
9) A little yeast works through the whole lump of dough. 10) The Lord makes me certain that you will see the truth of this. The one who has gotten you all mixed...
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made (constituted) sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made (constituted) righteous.” Romans 5:19 (KJV 1900)
What most do not understand is that Christ saves believers through His shed blood and his imputed righteousness. Our works are wood, hay, and stubble that cannot save. If improved on, they merit a better resurrection. But even then, believers remain saved by Christ’s imputed righteousness, even if all their petty works are...
A non-Baptist gent asked me to start this thread about the millenium here, as I started one onder Baptist discussions, which, as a non-Baptist, he couldn't reply to. So, here we go:
The coming millenium is confirmed by the following Scriptures:
Rev. 20: 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had...
Typically the common ground is the written word of God. Typically points of disagreement are interpretations.
Multiple points of disagreement regarding just one issue results in arguing in circles.
There are some points of disagreement where no agreement seems possible.
Sometimes it is just one individuals view. Sometimes its a group view.
Here is the question one needs to ask one's self: Can I give a clear Biblical reason of what I think I believe? What should be the common ground...
I have been pastor at our church about 18 months now
Our church needs to make a very important decision
We currently own a building - mortgage is paid off - thus the only bills are
the electricity and water.
The Auditorium can hold about 200, but is unusable in the winter as there is no heat.
That could be from Oct-Apr.
We have services in the basement - which can comfortably hold about 50 but we could
squeeze in 75
Currently we have about 10 in attendance per week
Our building has not...
It is commonly given as 3.0.
Actually calculates to 3.10.
There are two Bible references for this. But the one I remember is using 22/7ths. 1 Kings 7:23. (23 minus the 1 of 1 Kings is 22 is how I remember the reference.)
1 Kings 7:23-26.
". . . And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing...