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A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a book entitled "75 Questions Your Instructors Pray You will Never Ask," Mostly, the whole thing was dismissed as beneath the dignity of a "true Christian" to bother to respond to. (I also felt this way...… UNTIL I actually tried to answer some of them.)
I am posting just the questions (none of the book's answers) here to see if any of you run across the same dilemmas I did in trying to HONESTLY defend many of my doctrinal positions in replying to these questions.
1. Didn't God Hate the Unborn Infant Esau?
2. Could Pharaoh Have Repented?
To those of you who are on the older side.. ( or younger)
Do any of you find yourself shaking your head within yourselves when you hear 'christians' feely using bad language!
I know the churches of Mars Hill used to use the F word in their preaching...I heard some tapes. But I know it has stopped now.
What is this thing that - 'We must fit into the world and talk in langue that they understand and use? ' !!
I just can't see Jesus , Paul, Peter and the rest using the F-word in their preaching.
So WHY now????
Are You Saved Because You Believe OR Do You Believe Because You Are Saved?
This was a similar question to what Dave_L posted on his Profile page. This is posted with his permission.
Would any like to chime in?
Keep it umm, err, civil
something really BIG is happening in the Middle East. According to Billy, a massive, multi-billion dollar vein of gold has been discovered in Israel and the Jewish people believe it was sent by God to allow them to build their Third Temple—RIGHT NOW! The Blueprints for the Temple are complete. The artifacts are 99% ready. Animal sacrifices have already begun. The Sanhedrin is ready to go with a carefully selected High Priest. The Temple Veil is being sewn as we speak! Temple fever has officially hit Israel! Isaiah chapter 45 speaks of a king called Cyrus, a man used by the Lord to allow the Jews to return to Israel and rebuild their Temple. His face is stamped on a new, Israeli silver shekel along with the President of the United States...
We see this verse in Daniel 9:27 (KJV)
"27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
Christ refers to it in Matthew 24:15(KJV)
"15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand"
The Jewish Rabbis have pushed the view that it was when in 167 B.C. a Greek ruler by the name of Antiochus Epiphanies set up an altar to Zeus...
There is no salvation without believing God. When Adam and Eve were in the garden, their sin was not believing God when He said not to eat of the tree. Satan told them that it was to their benefit to eat of the tree. Who did they believe, God or Satan?
When the Jews got to the gateway city of the promised land EX. 23:20-28, God told them to go into the city and He would drive the people there out with Hornets. Did they believe God and go in? No they sent in spies to check it out and they said they could not go in. Who did they believe, man or God? God made them wander in the wilderness for 40 years.
Jesus came into Israel with signs and wonders showing He was sent from God. Did the nation of Israel believe Him or did they...
Greetings all, and blessings in Christ!
This is a continuation thread from one I started recently on the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. In it, there was the suggestion that the servant of the Lord could be given over to "tormentors" if he refused to walk in forgiveness. Arguments were presented that these tormentors could not be demons since it would insinuate that a servant of God could be cast into Hell and thus lose his salvation.
I have a follow up question: What was the Lord telling His disciples in this passage then? The reference here is even more suggestive of eternal torment, should they disobey Him and turn to using their spiritual authority to abuse His church:
45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his...
Many don't understand this verse from Matthew 24 ,most just focus on the
Matthew 24:38 "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,"
People have been doing that since forever,so what you must ask yourself is what was different
For that we must go to Genesis 6
Genesis 6:1 "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,"
Genesis 6:2 "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
The "sons of God" are angelic beings, or angels, and their offspring are called "the Nephilim". These...
The Father’s word and grace saved me
The basis of this discussion and Bible Study is John 6:36 – 6:58
There are other verses for this subject although I chose this portion of scripture because it captures more of the essence of how one is saved and what it means to be ‘in Christ,' which really means to be and being baptized 'in Christ.' It apparently seems to be a mystery or an issue of confusion to many folks.
This portion of scripture also illustrates that the Father had everything to do with my transformation into Christ’ spirit as I now eat and drink him or his spirit, moment to moment. We are intertwined as one spirit.
Yes, Jesus is the object and the way of salvation although if the Father did not provide his...