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Teachable?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by th1bill, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. th1bill

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    Psa 119:65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
    Psa 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

    Without going to Matthew 7 and committing rape on God's Word by forcing verse one out of it's, not just biblical context but also from it's, local context and it begs an answer to both natural and spiritual men and women.

    When I was saved the same thing happened in my life that every saved man, woman or/and child experienced... the indwelling of the Holy Spirit of God. In verse 66 of Psalm 119 we find the Psalmist praying for God, the Father to teach him Good Judgement, Good Discernment... both mean the same thing.

    Today, with Jesus dispatching the Helper, the Holy Spirit, it is not required for a saint to ask God to receive the Holy Spirit. (John 14:15-17) No Jesus sends Him to those that seek God on the terms He demands. We will not be saved with a haughty, proud spirit for such a man will not submit to the leading authority of any master, let alone The Master that cannot beheld with the natural eye. And if one is unable to fully submit to our Holy Father (Job 22:21 & Heb. 12:9) they cannot possibly be saved.

    But, the faith that saves is a gift from God. (Eph. 2:8) So some were created to go to Hell and a few to go to Heaven? God forbid! No, every word in the scriptures are protected by the Omnipotent Hand of God (Psalm 12:6-7 & Duet. 4:1&2) and such a Guardian will not be overcome. And in Matt. 22:14 we see that all, every man, woman and child are called and in 2Pet. 3:9 we find all of them are called to repent and to be saved but just as the parable of the wide gate and the narrow gate illustrates, most will refuse.

    But what is the point I want to make here? Have you ever made a point, when witnessing, in person or on the World Wide Web, only to be attacked? And then when you go to their Proof Text, you discover the Word of God is being twisted, perverted, raped?

    With Degree in Divinity being so easy to come by and so many, formerly, well founded Institutions of Learning, allowing Left Leaning Teachers to instruct, I fear there will not soon be any limit to Lettered False Teachers and these, tickling the ears of the Lost, I'm certain, there will be no limit to the number of people that will testify, "LORD, LORD, in your name we..." but Jesus will tell every one of them to vacate His presence because He never knew them!

    Remember, winning an argument is never the point of any discussion about the scriptures and if such a conversation reaches an impasse, it is not ungodly to let the conversation be and to pray over that person. Remember, Matthew 7 teaches us to keep the logs out of our eyes and not to allow others to insert new logs as fast as we can rid ourselves of the old.

    May God bless the study of His Word... AMEN!
     
  2. TCassidy

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    Wow! I wish I had known you 45 years ago so you could have directed me to one of those Seminaries where an M.Div. was so easy to come by!

    Mine certainly wasn't. 96 credit hours on top of my 128 credit hour Bachelor of Science degree. And my thesis read like a Russian novel! (And made considerably less sense! :D )
     
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  3. Rob_BW

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    I think Th1bill might be speaking more on the spiritual qualifications piece than just the academic rigor.

    I mean, some of what the secular world would consider the most rigorous universities advertise how they have atheists in their divinity schools.
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  4. th1bill

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    No, I have seen, when I was a Lost Man, ads in the back of magazines and since ads on the Internet where any creep can get a certificate! Meaningless to any real follower of God but then most of the folks in the Church are listed on the Church Roll but they are only in the Church and they have no idea of what being the Church of the Risen Christ means. I believe TCassidy had the correct idea.
     
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