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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Gerhard Ebersoehn, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member

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    Is the Ephesians 4 'list of ones' completing Christian Faith? Or, What is necessary for the life of the Christian Faith? Anything besides the '7 ones'?
     
  2. Darron Steele

    Darron Steele New Member

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    Is there some reason you want to share about why you did not do this by private message?
     
  3. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member

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    Why? It's of interest to all of us. At least it's a question about the Scriptures, and not about some 'movement' of no concern to an understanding of the Scriptures.
     
  4. David Lamb

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    If it is of interest to all of us, why give it a title like "A Question for Sgt Fury"? I nearly missed the whole thread, thinking at first that that it was not meant for me, as I am not a sergeant, and I am not furious :laugh: .
     
  5. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member

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    Whatever, my question is for the person who initially said the 7 ones complete the Christian Faith - or words to that effect; words I gladly endorse. However, is it all? What makes Christianity tick? Is there anything besides the 7 ones?
     
  6. Palatka51

    Palatka51 New Member

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    You need to refresh yourself regarding the rules of these forums. We are not allowed to use a member's name in the thread's title. If it is specific for Sgt Fury then that is what PM is for.
     
  7. Sgt. Fury

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    Would everyone rather that I answer Gerhard via PM?
     
  8. Palatka51

    Palatka51 New Member

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    Your reply would be most welcomed Sgt. SIR!
     
  9. Darron Steele

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    It depends.

    It looks like this thread might have been created to get you `dragged through the mud' for all to see. It has been my experience that unsolicited threads which target an individual with a different view most commonly have that motive.

    My concerns, and possibly those of others, is that this is exactly what is intended. I know that this concern motivated my loaded question in my first post. If you are okay with being set up like it looks, I invite you to answer. On the other hand, if you do not want to be `bulls-eyed' publicly, I would not want you to have to endure that.

    Answer publicly at your own risk. Otherwise, private message a moderator, and this thread will probably disappear.
     
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  10. Sgt. Fury

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    Well, if this is what Darron suspects it might be, so be it. I'm inclined to give people the benefit of the doubt. Then again, I may be naive...

    This won't be filled with Scripture references. It's just something I've come to realize fairly recently, and it may seem a little simplistic, but the more I learn, the more it occurs to me that living the Christian life is basically just treating people right.

    Of course there's resisting temptation, contending for the faith, worship, and all the rest, but it really boils down to the old "Golden Rule".

    The seven "ones" in Eph 4 are the key to making sure we're all enjoying the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace, and without complete agreement on these there will always be religious division. Judging from this thread so far, we might be stuck with it. Too bad.
     
  11. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member

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    GE

    I apologise that I acquainted myself not with the 'rules' that prohibit the use of one's name in the title of a thread. I did it not knowingly or intentionally, or with ulterior motive --- and therefore must remind Darron Steele of another 'Rule', that says, "Thou shalt not accuse falsely."
     
  12. Sgt. Fury

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    No harm done, GE. All is well.
     
  13. Gerhard Ebersoehn

    Gerhard Ebersoehn Active Member

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    Thanks Sarge! Well then, lets get on with it! Are the 'ones' of Ephesians 4 all that is truly necessary for the life of the Church of Christ to go on and "grow with the growth of God"?
     
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