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So let’s stop tap dancing BOL...are all these Christians here, just pretending? Are they taking the Eucharist improperly and therefore doomed? And if so in your mind, why do you care what they say about Catholicism? Why are you Hellbent on molesting the Goats?
“Smithers! release the hounds”
Jesus said in Revelations, do the things I hate and I will be to you as a thief. Jesus hated the way of this world. The things that take a man's life, put him in bondage. When we come to Jesus, without proper understanding we hold him imprisioned in darkness, as a thief. And it is also written he was put in prison before he was crucified, like a thief. He also said you did or did not visit me when I was imprisioned, did not feed me , give me to drink, and then again some did.
Penal Substitution Theory is the version of the Latin atonement theory developed during the Reformation, particularly by John Calvin. Some of the language and ideas carry over to other views, but there are distinctions when we consider the context as a whole (it would be an error, for example, to assume that Justin Martyr affirmed the theory as some have tried to claim simply because similar language can be extracted from his works. For example ‘debt of sin’ can point to either the Latin or the classic type of atonement theory.
The issue that I disagree with the Penal Substitution Theory is not that I reject penal and substitutionary aspects of the Atonement. Christ died for us, bore our sins, became a curse for us and by His stripes...
Real Americans Need to Stand up Against the Demon Inspired Dark Evil Haters.
08-04-19, 04:06 PM
Real Americans Need to Stand up Against the Demon Inspired Evil Haters that are shooting and killing and the murder of 60.+ million innocent little babies. We need to seek God. believe, pray, confess and repent and God will heal our nation.
Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before...
You are going to have to read your bible closely to understand you are not of this world. And the harder you try to fit into this world the more it will work against you. You became a stranger and a sojourner the moment you believed. You are going to live in this world because it is the place you will learn Christ, so thoughts of escaping this world go against your father's will. He placed you in the world to bring forth a son/dauther meat for the master's use. Now how we interact with the world is your choice, how you feel led to reach the world or impact the world is a choice based on your creation. Not all are called to missions, not all are called to the five fold ministry, not all will be a soul winner on any scale.
But all are...
In the 8th Century a "heresy" developed within Christianity called Iconoclastism. These people rejected to religious icons (religious images and monuments), which in itself was not a problem. The problem is that these "heretics" or Iconoclasts persecuted those who did not share this belief and sought to destroy images others cherished.
To illistrate, many people will not have a painting representing Christ or a cross on their homes. An Iconoclast believes he has a God given responsibility to remove these things from their neighbors homes.
Iconoclastism has come to extend to beliefs as well. Christian evangelism is sharing the gospel. Iconoclastism is attacking other beliefs and other belief systems.
To illustrate, when Paul was at...
There's a claim by some that we're living in the last days. Those who make this claim also point out that during the last days, the antichrist will insist that those who wish to buy or sell must take his mark, but that hasn't happened. The reason they say it hasn't happened is because they're still buying and selling. Why they presume this to be the case should be obvious, but then hypocrisy and an inability to exercise even rudimentary critical thinking skills are pervasive today; also a sign of the times.
So what is the mark of the beast according to these same people? It's a literal mark, a tattoo, a chip, etc. It might as well be that obvious, but when people have lost their way, and can't see the truth when it's staring them...
The new birth happens through baptism.
Galatians 3:26-27 King James Version (KJV)
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For(BECAUSE) as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ(THE SON OF GOD).
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead: Which is to say, through the faith of the Resurrection, which is the operation(work) of God.
And so being raised with him through baptism the scripture below is applied, that is the day they were begotten of God: Children of the Resurrection: born from the dead.
Acts 13:33 King James Version (KJV)
I was thinking today that we have lots of threads about the bible, verses, etc , what it is and what its not.
We have lots of threads about which doctrine is right and which aren't.
I thought maybe we could post things that have been small ( or large) encounters and moments with God Himself.
The times that God has 'jumped into your life'.
Obviously my first 'God moment' was when The Holy Spirit opened my eyes to see that God Himself sent Jesus at a high price , to bridge the great gap between Him and me.
Like I was standing on one side, and God one the other, and there was no way acrooss the great chasm between ....until Jesus became The Bridge.
Months later I had promised my two toddlers that after a nap I would take...
Matthew 7:22-23 "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
I’ve seen a few interpretations of this passage. I’ve been told that these are Christians who have forfeited their salvation by practicing lawlessness. Others have said that these are people practicing other religions and come to grips with the falseness of their religion. Personally, I believe that these are professing Christians who are under the delusion that they are saved while lacking a faith that...