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Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by theefaith, May 18, 2021.

  1. Wrangler

    Wrangler Well-Known Member

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    The husband has authority over the wife per Scripture. The RCC denomination has no scriptural authority.
     
  2. theefaith

    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    to say the church usurpes Christ’s authority is ridiculous
    Christ alone is God!
    Christ alone is savior!
    Christ alone is Lord!

    His work of redemption (teaching & baptizing) must continue thru the whole world and thru all ages, He ascended to heaven, He does not accomplish this directly, so how except thru His apostles and His church is it going to be done!

    Undeniable scripture!

    Jesus Christ continues HIS ministry in His new covenant church thru Peter, the apostles, and their successors with the same mission, power, and authority!
    Mt 16:18 Mt 28:19 Acts 1:17 acts 8:31 & 35 acts 9:4 Lk 10:16 Jn 8:32 Jn 13:20 Jn 15:5 Jn 16:13 Jn 20:21-22 eph 2:20 acts 2:42 1 Tim 3:15
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    yes as head of the family
    But they are equal persons
    Male and female He created them
     
  4. theefaith

    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    Acts 11:26
    And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

    Key verse

    Ephesians 5:24
    Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,

    1 Timothy 3:15
    But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in thehouse of God, which is the church of theliving God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

    Hebrews 2:12
    Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
     
  5. CadyandZoe

    CadyandZoe Well-Known Member

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    I just read a paper in which the author was making a distinction between two classes of evil people. There are sinners who don't believe the gospel and believe that Christians are nothing more ignorant hicks. There are other types of sinners that are actively and aggressively hostile to God, seeking out believers in order to do them harm. I fear we are living during a time when the second category is on the rise.
     
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    CadyandZoe Well-Known Member

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    You know what I mean don't you?
     
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    CadyandZoe Well-Known Member

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    Silly women? What is the source of your attitude brother?
     
  8. Randy Kluth

    Randy Kluth Well-Known Member

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    I have no interest in perpetuating an ad hominem-laced discussion. And I have no inherent hostility to the one with whom I'm having this discussion. I just wish to set the record straight, because some untruths are being told about me.

    1) I do not hold to "Mariolatry" in any way whatsoever. That is slander.

    2) I do not believe the Scriptures are "set in stone," but am happy with the set we have. The development of canon was not a predictable "rollout," and took place through careful consideration.

    3) I do not believe Jude specifically cited the book of Enoch, but only a known quotation from Enoch, which could have been recorded in other sources--not just the book of Enoch. Jude was sanctioning a single quotation that can be read in 1 Enoch. This does not prove or disprove that Jude was citing the book of Enoch. He was focusing attention not on any source or book providing the quotation, but only on the quotation of Enoch itself.

    4) I don't fully understand what "Baptism for the Dead" was in ancient times. But I do understand the commonly-held notion that it was a non-Christian ritual that Paul used to show the general belief that people survive death. It was not a practice that Paul was recommending to Christians--he was only trying to prove there was a common belief in the afterlife. Citing a non-Christian practice does not constitute recognition, by Paul, of the practice a something Christians should do. Neither should reference to a quote from Enoch be misconstrued as acceptance of any non-Christian book that quotes that source.
     
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  9. CadyandZoe

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    I know. This is the first true thing you have said. This has always been the nature of the Catholic church. It's all about control and power. Why? Fear of men rather than fear of God.
    That's what I said. Consider the following verses.

    Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

    Take note of the fact that Paul includes himself in his warning. In Paul's view, the gospel has primacy even over the messenger, even over himself. Paul is NOT the authority, the gospel itself is the authority. The gospel Paul preached is preeminent and more important than Paul himself, according to his own words.

    Luke 19:39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

    God can make stones give his message. The stones are not preeminent. The message is preeminent.
     
  10. theefaith

    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    The holy church does not usurp Christ’s authority, the holy church establishes it throughout the whole world, and thru all time!

    The holy apostles do not usurp Christ’s kingdom, the apostles administer the kingdom for Christ who ascended to heaven!

    Ephesians 3:21
    Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

    Ephesians 5:24
    Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ...


    What authority does Christ have?
    What power does Christ have?
    What mission / ministry does Christ have?

    Peter, the apostles and their successors have the same authority, power, and mission! Jn 20:21 as my father sent me, even so send I you!
     
  11. CadyandZoe

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    Sure, the Spirit sent Philipp to explain Isaiah to him. Surely you aren't saying this story became the raison d'etre for the Catholic Church? That's a huge stretch.
    Baptism wasn't new. It was a common practice around the world. Everyone knew about it.

    Since you aren't a Christian, I can understand why you might not be aware of the fact that Jesus Christ is our savior; not the scriptures; not the church; not the apostles. Or did you forget?
     
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    Sorry, he is the final priest as Paul clearly teaches. They don't teach Hebrews in catechism?
     
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    It occurred to me : the roster of "the Bible" shifted quite a bit for quite a while. During any of those iterations, you'd be arguing "No, these are the Word of God--you can't change them!" and I'd be arguing "Well I think there're writings outside of these that are authoritative."
    LOL History would be on my side--and you'd be arguing against your present self which defends the latest roster.
     
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    Wrangler Well-Known Member

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    You forgot the biggie ... Christ alone is the head of man!
     
  15. Wrangler

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    Yes, period. Thank you. This is in stark contrast to the RCC denomination, which has no authority.

    Yes, men and women equally share in the saving grace of Christ but only one has Scriptural authority over the other. Stop confusing the subject of authority with anything else.
     
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    If the RCC would come to grips with reality on this one point, there would be a lot more harmony in Christendom. The holy church does usurp Christ’s authority and the Great Schism and Protestant Reformation are great reactions to that usurpation.

    Compare and contrast how the Apostles handled the controversy of circumcision with how the RCC unilaterally added the filioque.
     
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    Thanks....I hope your move was a success and keep me honest as you always do at at times....;)
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    no
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    feminism and woman’s lib is from communism even in the communists manifesto

    women don’t lead and must be kept to n their place

    Genesis 3:16
    Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

    wrangler agrees I’m sure
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    there is only one savior yes but the church is necessary for salvation

    1 Corinthians 12:13
    For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    Galatians 3:27
    For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.


    1 Pet 3:20
    Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

    21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us!
    (Ark of Noah a type of the church, member of Christ and his church and salvation by baptism!)
    (Outside the ark all died and outside the church there is no salvation!)
    The holy church founded by Christ is the ark of salvation!
     
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