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'Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
The word 'keep' (H6942), used in Exodus 20:8 (above) is defined as :-
H6942 ( קָדַשׁ ) - qâdash
A primitive root; 'to be'
(causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally)
Scriptural usage: - appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow,
(be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly.)
* In this case the word 'keep' is used in regard to the consecration of a day, dedicating it, setting it apart for the Lord, isn't it?
* Not as in the case of Ephesians 4:3, 'Endeavouring to keep (G5033) the unity of...
Age of Earth/Mankind Bible Study Thread - Sacred Chronology
Adam (Genesis 1:26-31, 2:7,8,15-25) is the 'first man' (1 Corinthians 15:45,47; Luk 3:38), who was 'made' 'in the beginning' (Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6), and he was made in the 6th day before the 7th Day (Mark 2:27). 'All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years' (Genesis 5:5). We do not know the exact age when Adam had Cain and Abel, but we are given the age of Adam when he had Seth, being at 130 years old (Genesis 5:3) who came after Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:25).
Beginning with Adam, using AM (Anno Mundi; Latin for Year of the World):
0000 - 0000 - Adam (930) + 130 (Seth; Gen. 5:4; Luk 3:38) + 800 (died; Gen 5:4)
0000 - ???? -...
One of the great challenges as a Protestant is to know and understand how we came to be. The Reformation is our roots in history, but the Bible is our root in theology. Simply put, to be Protestant means you leave the man-made teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and look towards Scripture as your authority for faith and practice.
Why do I make this point when talking about the Early Church Fathers (ECF)? It is simple. Catholics tend to put an inordinate amount of weight and authority in the ECF. They do this to the point of elevating their writings to the level of Scripture. However, they will tell you that they do not do this. Yet, when shown their interpretation is incorrect Biblically, they will say, “But Origen said…” or “But...
Do you think the songs we sing in church mean much in the way we think about Christianity?
This is a small excerpt from a book none of you will probably ever read:
The whole rise of Western Civilization — science and technology, medicine, the arts, constitutionalism, the jury system, free enterprise, literacy, increasing productivity, a rising standard of living, the high status of women — is attributable to one major fact: the West has been transformed by Christianity. True, the transformation is not yet complete. There are many battles ahead. But the point is that, even in what is still largely an early Christian civilization, God has showered us with blessings.
Many Christians do not realize it, but the Hope is...
I will give my interpretation first, and open the thread for comments, questions and/or competing interpretations. All are free to respond.
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are...
Been studying “the doctrine of Christ” and the word “if”. Countless times that “if” is debated in “if you abide” “if you continue” “if you endure” “if you keep the sayings of this book” ...the problem with the “if” is there is a separation of whatsoever is born of God which the word says endures, fails not, but overcomes the world, even your faith. That which is born of God remains. “if” is whispered and it is manifested which side of that if one is of...flesh or Spirit. Flesh rears up and takes that “if” as it is something man does to maintain the “if”. Spirit asserts and proves that “if“ is something God does and nowhere does God say what He performs doesn’t abide. What does that have to do with the...
I have some Catholic friends that agree with primary doctrines of Christian Churches here in the US. Our disagreements are on secondary doctrines which doesn't bother me. If they want to wear long robes in church or swing containers of incense up and down the aisles, or wear big cross symbols on their chest, so be it. As long as their sole belief and faith are in Jesus Christ and do not become a stumbling block for new christians. These same friends do not agree wholeheartedly on everything that goes on at the Vatican.
So my question is, coming from a non Catholic background, do some Catholics really support the Vatican and the Pope trying to bring together Christians + Islam, THE CHRISLAM MOVEMENT ? Or is this just the Radical...
I told @Steve Owen that I would explain my view of the Atonement. I did not have a chance until now. Below is outlined my view. I know @Steve Owen , @Enoch111 , and certainly @David Taylor (probably a few more) take issue with my position but at least you can see where I do stand (we've been caught up in what I do not believe that I have not articulated what I do believe).
I believe that Christ suffered and died by the will and predetermined plan of God by the hands of wicked men for our sins in order to redeem (or purchase) us and deliver us from the bondage of the powers of sin and death that had enslaved us and that it is through Christ we escape the wrath to...
The pastor in our bible study remarked that we're called to forgive any offense, yet the following two verses seem to contradict one another and I wondered how others converged the two verses. The one verse does call us to forgive all offenses, yet the verse in Luke calls us to rebuke and seems to make forgiveness conditional upon whether someone repents or not.
“But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
“Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”