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As one who has been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, but who did not (physically) continue with the Oneness Pentecostals to be indoctrinated by them, I nevertheless hold to a view of the Godhead that emphasizes His Oneness (although I do not deny the plurality within the Godhead).
I believe that, according to Isaiah 9:6-7, the son that was given shall be given the name of the everlasting Father; and that it is the zeal of the LORD of hosts that shall do this at a specific moment in history; which I believe is yet future (as I write this).
The Father did not vacate eternity when He descended to become the Son,...
Religion is the structure and how the Word is taught as well as what is taught. Spiritual is the intimate connection between God and people through the Word of God. Both are important. Spiritual is felt through the Spirit and feeds the spirit. Religion is what feeds the soul. Spiritual connections are much harder to find I believe, so once you find them and they help you grow more intimately with God, hang on to them!!!!
Hello Family of God,
This message is part two of a discussion regarding the Nature of the Triune God, and the many misinterpretations and fallacious arguments from false religions, occults, false teachers, false prophets, those in academia, and in diverse scholastic fields in the study of religion and Christianity. It is HIGHLY critical that Sacred Scripture MUST be interpreted with Sacred Scripture in order to attain Scriptural Harmony: if the perspicuity of a Biblical text cited is misinterpreted by the speaker, then it forces the interpreter to depart from the doctrinal clarity or teaching being discussed. The biggest threat from the Kingdom of Darkness is found within the church visible; where clandestine messengers of Satan (Grk....
Just compare . . .
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
The writer of Hebrews received his teaching from those who heard Jesus, Paul received his teaching from Jesus.
Not the same man.
I say praise God. These are nothing but islamic terrorists in a position of power. Just because the U.S., just because the Church, cannot no longer do it's job, doesn't mean Israel has to bend to these muslims coming to Israel.
The muslims/arabs have been declared by God, as a wild donkey man, who will always be against every man and every man against him. (Gen. 16:12)
The Church probably no longer beleives this just as she rejects the prophecies of Noah, concerning Shem, Ham, and Japheth. But, just sit back and observe the truth of these prophecies. If you haven't already.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Matthew 5:17-18 KJV
 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Tecarta BibleHave all things been made new for you?
There are some on this board who believe they will replace the decendents of Israel.They claim the promised land and even Jerusalem shall be taken from the decedents of Israel and given to themselves.They believe the saints in the following verse can only be from gentile nations and not decendents of Israel.They even teach that Israel will no longer be a nation.
Revelation 20:9 And they marched across the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them.
This is what God says concerning Jerusalem and the decendents of Israel.
Jeremiah 31:35 NIV:...
In Chapter 1 all of the characteristics below are used to describe Jesus...but when addressing each church separately only 1 characteristic is used in the greeting to the church....and each church received a different one. WHY? Is there any significance to this?
Refer to Revelation 1:11-20
2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
'Behold, I will send My messenger,
.. and he shall prepare the way before me:
.... and the Lord, whom ye seek,
...... shall suddenly come to His temple,
........ even The Messenger of The Covenant,
.......... whom ye delight in:
behold, He shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
.. But who may abide the day of His coming?
.... and who shall stand when He appeareth?
...... for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver:
.. and He shall purify the sons of Levi,
.... and purge them as gold and silver,
...... that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
The ecumenical councils were a series of conferences (major and minor) which include ecclesiastical dignitaries (Bishops) who convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practices in which those entitled to vote represented a whole range of Christian beliefs and churches.
Of course the Catholic Church is going to affirm all of these. But the point of interest is that within the concept of fundamentalism the councils represent one of the unique scenario where Protestants will sometimes recognize significant Christian events outside the Holy Bible. Some Protestant denominations have official statements on this. My interests are the opinions of individuals. Then on the other hand, what category does the first council of...