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4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
According to these Scriptures, there is One Baptism, and that is being baptized into Christ.
What we call "being baptized in the Holy Spirit" I believe is actually what the Bible calls being filled with the Holy Spirit, which is...
The church, the body of Christ, should not technically call itself a new testament church.
First of all the new testament should be viewed as being distinct from the old and new covenants.
The new covenant was made only with the house of Israel and Judah (Jeremiah 31:31). The new covenant promised Israel and Judah that God will, by His Spirit, write His law in their hearts; by His Spirit, enable them to keep His law, and be a light to the Gentiles (Jeremiah 31:31-34 Ezekiel 36:24-28 Matthew 5:14 Isaiah 60:3). The new covenant will be fulfilled in the future.
The new testament is given to Israel as well. Jesus died and shed his blood to redeem Israel; for the redemption of their transgressions that were under the first testament...
Disclaimer: I have not studied the end times in-depth but God has been slowly opening my eyes to the truth of what is really happening in the world.
I've spoken with friends who are waiting for the temple to rebuilt in fulfillment of prophecy, but just this year I've come across pastors who claim to have been former Zionists, and who believe that Christians loyalty to the nation of Israel is misplaced.
I began wondering if a lot of pastors got it wrong and Christians have been dangerously deceived. Here is an article I read:
Why The Heresy Of Zionism Is So Dangerous To Christians
by David J. Stewart
Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the...
The Signs of the Coming Rapture (catching up of Believers) are here today!! Are you ready to meet Jesus?? Will you meet Jesus as your Lord and Savior OR as your final Judge
not sure where to post this but looking see postings on righteousness
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. i understand what christ is saying .. there is self righteousness and there is true righteousness . in isaiah 64;6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away so we know any thing we do to make us righteous .is like filthy rags which refers to discarded...
This subject came up on the Calvinism thread for some reason although it is not an exclusively Calvinistic doctrine and long predates Calvin himself. I feel the subject deserves more discussion here and therefore have started this thread. I am going to take some time to lay out the Biblical evidence for the doctrine in some depth, and then invite comments.
First, a definition: ‘The doctrine of Penal Substitution states that God gave Himself in the Person of His Son to suffer instead of us the death, punishment and curse due to fallen humanity as the penalty of sin’ (Pierced for our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution by Jeffrey, Ovey and Sach. IVP. ISBN 978-1-84474-178-6).
2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
Paul was made an able minister of the new testament. Paul did not minister the old letter of the law, he ministered the spirit.
The new testament should be viewed as being distinct from the old and new covenants. A covenant is an agreement between two parties. A testament is a...
We have believed it for years, tried living it for years…but hubby and I were talking and at 77 & 82 we find we are no more “dead” than were were in the 60’s 70’s.
I’ve just read a book which really mad me think!!
…I know our old self got 'put on the altar' but it seems that most of us keep crawling on and off!!
Do you know anyone who has no chinks, hooks , or buttons to get pushed that is truly ‘dead’?
I don’t !!
It seems we have failed to really grasp the full message that we already did die IN CHRIST. Rom 6.6
So why the constant effort when We are already dead!! Why do we still keep struggling to kill which God says is DEAD?
It was final, finished, done Rom 6 10-11....
I really like reading the early church fathers. Recently I've been reading Clement...Bishop of Rome and contemporary to John the apostle. He was overseer at Rome from 88 to 99. So we have an opportunity to hear from someone who was near the action of God in the early church.
Here is a portion I thought to share today...2 Clement 7...about running the race. I like the translation below...that of Holmes.
Chap. VII--Competing in the Games
So then, my brothers and sisters, let us compete in the games, realizing that the competition is at hand.While many come to enter the earthly competitions, not all are crowned, but only those who have trained hard and competed well. 2 Let us...