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I have been studying the encounter Moses had with God on Mt. Sinai and receiving the 10 Commandments.
I have learned that the Law of Moses is not the 10 Commandments but are still inspired by God and written by Moses....that God laws are the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20 while Mosaic Law are all other Old Testament laws found in the Torah or Pentateuch books (first five books of the bible).
God's Laws pertain to spiritual
Moses Laws pertain to physical and to Israel.
Jesus was referring to God's Laws not Moses Laws when He said I came not to do away with the law but to fulfill it.
Am I understanding this correctly?
I will tag @ixcn hopefully to catch his attention here.
A quick story: We live with a cemetary behind our property and a farmer's field on one side. My grand-daughter was spending the night. I was doing dinner dishes and she asked me if I was scared living so close to the cemetary. I said no, they are good neighbors. She said, what about the zombies, does that scare you? I laughed and said no, I'm more afraid I will look out my kitchen window and a ufo is goung to be in the field. She laughed and ufos ha.. I laughed and said zombies ha.
( definately a generation gap there)
Now although I'm past this book in my studies, (ezekiel), I can't seem to understand it. Strange both the zombie and ufo analgy comes up in this book. Any insight to chapter 37?
Epi, I didn't find where you started a thread, so I thought you were either busy yesterday evening or you wanted me to begin and choose the "line." ☺
So we have Ezek 21, I am about to unsheath my sword to destroy your people - the Righteous and the wicked alike. Yes I will cut off both the Righteous and the wicked. I will draw my sword against everyone in the land from South to north. Everyone in the world will know that I am the Lord. My sword is in my hand and it will not return to its sheath until it's work is finished.
And just as reading it fills you with awful and confused dread, this follows: Son of man, groan before the people. Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart. When they ask you why you are groaning,...
So I have heard about the Book of Enoch, the Book of Wisdom, and Book of Macabees. They are from the Apocrypha right?
Do those who read this see it as "God breathed?" Like the Bible. Or.does it just provide more wisdom and insight. Do these books add or take away anything from what is in the Bible or just considered different books?
I am leery to read anything apart from the Bible, because I don't want to be lead astray. But where do these books come from if not divinely inspired?
I have read and studied about Bible Canon. But those books that were not included in the Bible, I am just curious if they are worth reading and for what purpose. Is it just for history and inspiration? Or are there different theologies the Bible doesn't...
Just checked in for a second to see if anything looked interesting and check messages.
Found this thread:
Who Started That Lie?
Didn't Paul teach to avoid such discussions? (2 Timothy 2:16-21). I'm not saying it in condemnation of anyone who replied, but I wouldn't even respond. For one I don't even consider it worthy of a response. And this is before even taking in the implications of Paul's command to Timothy.
Anyone have any thoughts?
I have posted this topic here...for reasons that will soon become apparent.
Let me begin by saying that sound doctrine is that which PERMITS us and INFORMS us to be Christ-like in our thoughts and actions. Opinions matter for nothing...unless to take away our potential for entering into Christ and His life, love, joy, and peace.
So then sound doctrine is to be noted by the BEHAVIOUR of the person holding to that doctrine.
Now, we all know this verse...
2 Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.
But everybody thinks that what they believe is both biblical and sound....even when it is proven...
This is very interesting that the Bible references dark clouds or darkness as a hiding place it says in one scripture, His dwelling place in another....who is the Greek and Hebrew expert here that can help explain this.....Thanks....I am studying in the book of Psalm and this really jumped out and I am seeking clarification...thanks.
1The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the distant shores be glad. 2Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice...
So I saw a thread on Christian Forums about this today and looked up what it was.
When I was around 4 years old I had an experience like this where it felt like I was pulled out of my body and was looking down at myself. Is this astral projection?
It is one of those things that sometimes has me doubt what memories are true and what not. I do not think about things anymore, because I have forgiven and moved on, but I think it did sort of trigger this for me. It is something I have often thought about over the years, bit always thought it is what you call dissociation. Is that the same thing as astral projection?
Some use this thinking it brings them closer to God, but reading about it, sounds demonic. In my instance, I am unsure what...
… to have discovered a recently written book concerning the development of Protestantism.
Here is just a tiny excerpt from that book:
THE TRIGGER FOR LUTHER’S REFORM: THE “INDULGENCE” CONTROVERSY
The event that is traditionally held to mark the beginning of the European Reformation, and hence the birth of Protestantism, took place at about midday on October 31, 1517, on the eve of All Souls’ Day. Martin Luther, a lecturer in biblical studies at the recently founded University of Wittenberg, nailed a piece of paper to the main north door of the castle church of that city. The paper fluttered in the wind alongside various other academic and civic notices, probably attracting...
To understand the 27 books of the NT we need to first know who is speaking to who, who is the author and who is the audience.
Gal 2:7-8 Instead, they saw that God had given me the responsibility of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as he had given Peter the responsibility of preaching to the Jews. 8For the same God who worked through Peter as the apostle to the Jews also worked through me as the apostle to the Gentiles.
(Paul/For the body of Christ)
1, 2 Cor
1, 2 Thess