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I've heard this term used down through my 55+ years as a Baptist, but I've never really seen actually are ]THE Tests of Fellowship clearly defined so as to determine what precisely they are among ALL saved people, nor what precisely they aren't. Is there such a definitive list of these "TESTS"?? OTOH, is this phrase merely subject to one's "private interpretation(s)? If it's the latter, are they some collection(s) of dogmas passed down throughout ALL generations since the NT have ceased?...
Do ALL reformed people believe the aborted babies and miscarried babies spend an eternity burning in hell?
Or is this just a hyper-Calvinist belief.
I do not intend to post again in this thread - I am only extremely curious. And I am not looking for the comments or opinion of the non-reformed.
If non-Cals wish to respond, here the currently active link for that thread. Do the aborted and babies that die . . . | Baptist Christian Forums (baptistboard.com)
The mark of the beast will be literal, most likely some sorta microchip. After all how could something symbolis allow people to conduct business?
Some make the ridiculous argument that MCs aren't mentioned in Scripture. GOD KNOWS THAT, & He knew that MCs would be here in the then-future, so He simply called them "marks". (Just as Jesus, knowing what meteors are, said the stars shall fall. He wanted to use language that had meaning to His audience/readership of that time.)
The tech for...
Been reading a story about a Dr’s transition from a believer of God to an intimate relation with Jesus. Story has been very interesting as I could follow his “thoughts & feelings” through most of his journey. He experienced much of what we read in scripture re: awe, fear, & loss of composure when meeting Holiness face-to-face!!
HOWEVER, I just read where he had been to a healing service for his son, & when he talked to the “healer” & his son was prayed for, he was “slain in the spirit” &...
This is from a closed thread - but interesting subject:
1) Is the church a building or is the church a body of believers??
2) If the church is a body of believers, then the building can be used for a variety of things, to include things with leading the lost to Christ.
3) If the building is the church, do the lost really belong there?
(This is is an article I wrote last January in my own Preterist group. I thought it would be worth posting here as well. The position I have taken here has made me persona non grata in some Preterists groups but I believe it is biblically sound. I think that both futurists and "mainstream" preterism have overlooked these four unities, resulting in unscriptural eschatologies in both camps.
A part of my reason for posting this here is to show that there are preterists like myself who believe...
“Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε ὁ μονογενὴς θεὸς ὁ ὢν είς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο” (John 1:18)
“God no one has seen at any time the Unique God Who is in the bosom of the Father He has revealed Him”
Firstly, this reading with “θεὸς” (God), instead of “υιος” (Son), is the oldest, and has wider textual evidence. Of the Greek manuscripts, we have: The Codices P66 (about 200 A.D.), P75 (early 3rd cent.), Sinaticus (4th), Vaticanus (4th), Ephraemi (5th). Earlier than this, we have...
Ever since I've joined the BB there have been many ongoing questions and this is one of them... I am very familiar with all viewpoints but I come from a group of Baptist... Old Line/Old School Sovereign Grace Primitives, that view the Thousand Year Reign of Jesus Christ either metaphorical or symbolic... Not a literal reign as some do, later on... In my belief Christ is reigning now and is our mediator, sitting next to his Father in Heaven... So this is a few of my questions?
1. The Godhead...