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What is your view on the EFS position?
Is Christ Subordinate on function only(at incarnation), while maintaining equal value, worth, authority, divine substance, etc...??? Or does this view teach that Christ is a lesser "g"od as some claim? Or is this really just a fight between complinetarians and egalitarians and really have nothing to do with treating the doctrine of the Trinity fairly?
Some Observations On The ‘Eternal Functional Subordination’ Debate
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I know from Amos 3:6 that the Lord is responsible for all the disasters that befall a city. So, I ask what to me seems an obvious question: Why is God bringing so many terrible calamities upon U.S. cities with the weather, and dare I ask, terrorism?
I wanted opinions form others while I ruminate more on my own answer.
Please tell me why NT passages such as these do NOT apply to you?
“… wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to (eternal)
destruction … narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which
leads to (eternal) life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The truth of the narrow way has not at all been taught in its full reality.
There are many NT verses which prove how narrow the way really is!
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter the kingdom...
The two dominant systematic theologies in Christianity are Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology. In another thread, TCassidy said he holds to neither. I have engaged in this discussion before but never on a message board. I would like TCassidy to weigh-in on his view to add clarity to the discussion. In my discussions with those who disavow either Dispensationalism or Covenant Theology, they typically say they hold to an eclectic theological system. They use terms like Christocentric...
I just saw it again: someone accusing others of being Pharisees on the BB. That goes right along with the ubiquitous "legalism" charge (which is almost never really legalism by the theological definition). Really? You have to call someone a legalist or Pharisee to make your point? To me, that just means you're not good with words and have a small vocabulary. Cf: Cyrano's great list of insults in "Cyrano de Bergerac."
So, do you have a pet peeve? (And don't get nasty and name posters,...
Can anyone explain when the tradition of defining "The husband of one wife' (1 Timothy 3:2) as never having been divorced began? Seems only Church fellowship over 50 years of age still try to adhere to that definition, while even the Southern Baptist Association says it's up to the individual Church to use the definition that they prefer.
Appreciate any clarification on this.
About five years ago I was reading through a book in the local public library. I took extensive notes.
It was authored by John Richard Rice --known as John R. Rice. The year of publication was 1958.
On the front cover were these words : The Bible the Word of God, Perfect, Eternal, Unbreakable, Verbally-Inspired. Jesus Pronounced It Infallibly Correct. Our Translations Reliable. Christianity Stands or Falls With The Bible.
My first impression was that this book needed lots of editing. There...
OK, I am stepping into this debate.
I cannot fathom how certain bible verses on predestination and election can coexist with other bible verses about God wanting everyone saved. Yet they are there regardless of what I think.
My first thought is that God can have it both ways: yes there is predestination but somehow He wants all saved, but that seems nonsensical to me on fundamental levels. Of course, it might be I cannot fathom the mind of God. I am a worm, a slug to God after all....
I guess I approach this from an old fashioned Baptist perspective. The NT does not give a formula, or precise instructions on baptism; but, we Baptists historically have gone by example, believers baptism by immersion as we read the NT. If I transfer the same reasoning to the Lord's Supper, I come to the conclusion for myself, that red wine is the biblical example, but the question of the bread, I go with leavened bread. I researched and it seems that only the RC and old Lutherans are...