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“Tell me how man is not totally depraved, and totally unable to believe prior to regeneration in light of these passages: Rom. 8:7; 1 Cor. 2:14, Eph. 2:1; and Col. 1:13. How would you reconcile the Greek work "nekros" in describing the sinners spiritual condition?”
This is a typical off the shelf deflection of truth posited over and over by various Calvinist accolades.
What does “totally depraved” mean according to Calvinism. It means we are in a spiritually dead condition, with dead...
I am a longtime student of history. I have wracked my brain periodically for four years, since becoming a Christian, to understand the End Times prophecies of the bible. I was streaming a sermon on Sunday when I was taught an interesting factoid. To have an understanding of Revelation it is best to use imagery from the Old Testament since the prophecy was written to those familiar with the orally given Old Testament. Another trick is to identify one thing you do get in Revelation's imagery...
Arguments often used for the TR over the Byzantine/Majority text are:
1. The Byz. leaves out stuff.
2. The TR is better doctrinally.
In translating the TR into Japanese (the first ever such translation into modern Japanese), I compared the Robinson/Pierpont Byz. Textform 1st ed. with the TR, often referencing both the Stephanus & Scrivener TR. On this thread I will share the notes on Matthew I made about 15 years ago.
At that time I just had digital copies of the 1st ed. of the Byz., so...
...For he that has entered into His rest, he has also ceased from his own works as God did from His work....
Does this verse explain why we no longer view Saturday as the Sabbath?
The “works” that have ceased are the keeping of OT law, including Sabbath day, as a way of pleasing God.
Peace to you
I presume most or all of us who read this forum do believe there was a great flood. But do we believe everything about it as it is recorded in Genesis? are some of the common ideas assumptions? does believing it simply require blind faith? I will refrain for now from divulging why I am posting this poll at this time and on this forum.
Some KJV-only authors especially appeal to Matthew 4:4 as justification for a KJV-only view and in order to assert that there must be a every-word perfect Bible.
David Sorenson asserted: “If God, from the time of Moses onward, required His people to live by every word which He has uttered in His Word, it therefore follows that God has preserved each and every one of those words” (God’s Perfect Book, p. 85). David Sorenson asked: “How can a just God require us to live by every word He...
Many have argued against perfection, but yet everyone knows that mans carnal imperfection or sin will not be let into heaven. Christ Himself says to be ye perfect as the Father in heaven is perfect.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
and go and sin no more...
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
So how is this 'Gordian Knot' to be resolved?
Regardless of what man wants or chooses, does God have libertarian free will? A will so free He can make judgment calls, change His mind, and identify and pick futures He desires? All within the confines of His character and promises made?
Furthermore, is God someone Whose omniscience does not bind His omnipotence, in that He can do all He pleases without confining Himself to one future from eternity past?
I assume in this analysis that man's choices have no impact on God's choices.
It ie evident from these Bible passages, and others, that what is said of Yahweh in The Bible, is also used for the Lord Jesus Christ. While it is clear that Jesus Christ is a "Distinct" Person to God the Father, He is completley EQUAL to Him in every way. These Scriptures show that Jesus Christ can NEVER be part of the Creation, as some blaspheme in their teachings, as He Himself is YAHWEH, the ETERNAL, UNCREATED, SELF-EXISTENT GOD!
Isaiah 10:21 (Yahweh)
“The remnant will...
I will throw out something for thought.
30 / 33 AD
In 470 BC there was a man living in the Amazon forest and he died. Why did he die?
And Jehovah God layeth a charge on the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat; and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.' Gen 2:16,17
Was he an unknowing Sabbath breaker? Probably. Is that why he died? I don't think so. Was he," Lo,...