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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by FreeBaptist, May 13, 2019.

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  1. Adonia

    Adonia Well-Known Member
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    Let us continue in the thread "Private Interpretation" which I just created.
     
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    Sounds good. I have to go for now, and I will be back a little later. I am going to go for my weekly bible study with trouble youth at the school. Could be a few hours depending. I will then come back, should there be enough time between then and prayer meeting tonight to spend some time with you today in the thread you created.
     
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    "I was a teenage Arminian Dispensationalist". Think "I was a teenage Werewolf", the 50's horror flick but worse. And then add Pentecostalism to this.

    Today after 40+ years of study I'm the complete opposite. But I still have the same presence of Christ in my heart. Instead of Dispensationalism, I'm Amillennial. Instead of Arminian, I'm Calvinistic holding to the first three of the five points. Instead of Pentecostal I'm a cessationist.
     
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    Yes. I think that is the natural course of biblical study, although I don't attribute everyone's changes to accurate biblical study.

    I don't think any of mine have been major, at least from the way I see it, but sometimes such changes can nevertheless put you out in a lonesome part of the field.

    This topic brought to my mind another question. Rather than distract here, I have started a new thread for it -- Would you like to change your view? "Do you have a belief or practice you might like to change, but the Bible won't let you?"
     
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    And I was a Catholic for 34 years with roots going back to Constantine (in fact my Grandfathers name was Constantine) LoL! That is how deep the connection was.
     
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    I personally find that OLD SCHOOL Primitive Baptists fits my specifications for a religious society. But I did have my reservations at first. They are a religious society that measures everything via scripture. Like why do I need musical instruments when the human voice is enough. Why do I need overeducated seminary students to lead me when regenerated men who study the Bible are often very well educated and willing to offer guidance (in fact nobody ever denied me guidance). They view me as a brethren. My only complaint is there are no PB churches in New Jersey. So what to do?
     
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    I believe pretty much the same as PBs. But view their small numbers as signs of the times. Jesus asked if he would find the faith on earth when he returned.
     
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    And, I was a Baptist for many years who finally studied the early church and Catholic apologetics. I have grown much closer to Christ since my conversion to Catholicism. My wife and I spend time traveling to different historical sites of the Christian faith, so you can call us roamin' catholics!
     
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    They are not small in Texas and Florida. For example:
    www. wintergardenpbc
     
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    1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing... Brother Glen:)
     
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    Rob, if you would, give one example, case in poiint that Enn's uses to demonsstrate what he argues to make his case. Start with one first.

    Thanks.
     
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    Can you give one primary teaching that persuaded you? Thanks.
     
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    Glen, every moment of every day is a prayer. Thanks
     
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    I’m curious about that myself
     
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    There are many reasons why I and other former evangelicals convert to Catholicism. One reason is: Certainty
    To have certainty and knowledge of truth leads many evangelicals to look elsewhere beyond all the doctrinal differences and “choose-your-own-church syndrome” within evangelical churches. I had the desire for certain knowledge, this is something I could not find within evangelical churches. If I were to ask ten evangelicals what their churches teach about marriage and divorce, how many different answers might I get?
     
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    So nine times outa ten when you meet a Catholic priest and explain to him you are having marital problems you get “OK we can explore getting a(1) divorce (2) annulment (3) a package deal on a 3 day/2 night Disney vacation.
     
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    Catholics have clear teaching on marriage and divorce in the CCC which is based on Christ's teachings:
    Catechism of the Catholic Church 1614–1615). Other churches have modified their teachings to accommodate the pro-divorce ethos that dominates modern culture, but the Catholic Church teaches what Jesus taught.
     
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    Well I can only relate what I heard the wife of very famous Christian Evangelical Rev. Billy Graham say... Ruth Graham... She was being interviewed one time and the question was asked her, Sister Graham in your years married to Rev Graham did divorce ever cross your mind?... Without batting an eyes, she said... Murder yes!!!... Divorce NEVER!!!... Brother Glen:)
     
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    Thanks. I guess I need to ask a more specific question. When you were of the Baptist persuasion, what would you have explained to someone who asked, how to know for sure of Heaven and eternal life when one dies?
     
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    Biblical errancy is for me an on going interest, being persuaded of Biblical inerrancy. There are three reasons for Biblical errancy, the reader, issue of translation or a known manuscript variant.
     
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