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by will
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Ezra and King Cyrus's Edict-Artifact on Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 11022

Ezra and King Cyrus's Edict-Artifact on Tour

In case any of you are close. A great opportunity: http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/exhibits-events/cyrus-cylinder-begins-american-tour/ "The Book of Ezra begins by telling of an edict of King Cyrus of Persia that permitted the Jewish exiles in Babylonia (which Cyrus had just conquered) to go up ...
by will
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: W. Curtis Porter debate books
Replies: 0
Views: 6924

W. Curtis Porter debate books

FWIW, Here is my search results of the TruthBooks Website re "W. Curtis Porter". In the following list: - I have up till now focused primarily on acquiring copies of the Porter debates. - Of the debates listed, I am not sure if I can recall that I have the two re Benevolence issues. - The Porter - M...
by will
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Recent Sabbatarian Debate
Replies: 0
Views: 5522

Recent Sabbatarian Debate

A televised debate took place on Tuesday February 19, 2013 in Hickory, NC on WHKY. Stan Adams, preacher for the Newton church of Christ debated Robert Ross of the Merry St. Church of God (7th Day) Nashville, TN. This debate was not open to the public; rather, it was conducted live in the studio. Mr...
by will
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: church history chart
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

more church history chart

More info on still more mat'l. BTW, in further research on Burton Barber's chart and the free download offered by Charles Dailey, I came across a link that contains a number of older book, charts, lessons, etc. on the Northwest College of the Bible web site: http://ncbible.info/MoodRes/Library.html ...
by will
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: church history chart
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

church history chart

Could be good Info for file. I have seen charts like these, maybe even this one, used most effectively in personal home Bible study(s). I did a Google search, and found the chart here: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/20914924/The-Church-Historically-Traced Just an FYI, in order to download it, you have ...
by will
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Serious Research - Role of minister/evangelist
Replies: 4
Views: 3923

Re: Serious Research - Role of minister/evangelist

Some thoughts re discussion: Evangelists - Grk word study (Euangelistes) embodies word 'angel' meaning messenger, one sent (see Vines, Thayer) Is a "Work", II Tm 4:5 the evangelist's 'work' is a ministry, II Tm 4:5 It incorporates 'study, proper handling' of the word of God, II Tm 2:15 He is a fight...
by will
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: The role of Deacons versus Elders
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Some Thoughts on Role of Deacons

m273p15c, FWIW, In a study a long time ago ( :) !), I recall running across the idea that the 3 Qualifications for the 7 servants of Acts 6 could easily be seen as a 'top level, superset' ( my words) of the Deacons Qualifications of I Tim 3. That is, each if the I Tim qualifications for deacons fits...
by will
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Collection of info about Judas Iscariot
Replies: 0
Views: 5283

Collection of info about Judas Iscariot

This makes for some good insight and an interesting read! I have accumulated the replies I received about whether Judas was a Galilean or of Judea. If you would like the info I will send it to anyone who writes. I have put it together. I really appreciated all the replies I received (about a dozen)....
by will
Thu May 31, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: answering skeptic's argument against the existence of God
Replies: 1
Views: 784

answering skeptic's argument against the existence of God

Thought you might find this interesting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I imagine most of us have heard the argument against the existence of God in a fashion similar to what I give below which is from a skeptic's website. I would appreciate any feedback on this argument. What are the fallacies in such an...
by will
Sun May 06, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: extent of discipline for the lost sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 4899

extent of discipline for the lost sheep

The following is an old story. Some challenge its authenticity. I am not a shepherd and have no first hand knowledge. However, the story is told in many places as fact. The one reference that seems to be first hand that I have at this point is the following: Roy Gustafson, who has led many parties t...
by will
Sun May 06, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: One of My Favorite Writers for Notable Quotes
Replies: 0
Views: 6099

One of My Favorite Writers for Notable Quotes

These are some quotes by one man that I believe are good, many are full of uncommon wisdom. Likely they can be found useful to help say well some point of issue for deeper consideration. Some remind me of Mark Twain / CS Lewis, etc. Some I recognize as having myself used before without knowing where...
by will
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Holding to your principles 100% of the time
Replies: 0
Views: 5735

Holding to your principles 100% of the time

This month, from Keith Sharp's issue of "Meditate on these Things: June 2011": Quoting Clayton M. Christensen, Rhodes Scholar and Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in Reader’s Digest, Feb 2011 — One of his major points is " how to live a life of integrity ." He goes...
by will
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Merism, an interesting figure of speech
Replies: 0
Views: 7266

Merism, an interesting figure of speech

Merism: "a merism, a literary device in which two items are named to refer to the entire class of items" To me, this seems similar to synedoche (i.e., a part to refer to the whole as 'head of cattle' to refer to every cow in a herd). Some likely Biblical examples of merisms are: "hairs of head numb...
by will
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Opening Closed Minds
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

Opening Closed Minds

I found this URL via M Barnett website. Both are very good regarding studying with Jehovah's Witnesses. I think you need this article's insight prior to a study!

http://www.freeminds.org/psychology/cul ... -mind.html
by will
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: proxy elders - interim leaders in the absence of elders
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

book recommendations

In reviewing H.E. Phillips Book, I find useful mat'l to consider on Question #45, pg 292; Scripturally Unorganized churches , etc on pg 3, 4; & Info on Pg 12. Also, M.E. Patton Q&A Pg 115-116 (Especially last Paragraph on pg 116)
by will
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "A stiff apology is a second insult."
Replies: 0
Views: 5796

"A stiff apology is a second insult."

"A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt." Gilbert K. Chesterton With My inserted comments: "A stiff (i.e., reluctantly extended, or extracted via duress vs voluntary and grac...
by will
Sat May 22, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Matthew 18 - who are the "witnesses"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1912

A Few Comments re a few passages:

just a few further thoughts: Gal 6:1 "If a brother be overtaken".. seems to me to deal not with the brother who has sinned personally against "You" in a direct way; but rather to the brother who has been overtaken in a generally publicly known manner in matters of weakness such as referred to by con...
by will
Wed May 19, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Matthew 18 - who are the "witnesses"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1912

Matthew 18 - who are the "witnesses"?

This is an article I have kept around for a while. It seemed to me to have value and expresses a Bible truth we all need to understand. I think this can have bearing on the Matt 18 Topic and the difficulty of resolving differences where there are no witnesses to the sin -- but only to an accusation ...
by will
Sun May 02, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: meaning of Proverbs 24:27
Replies: 0
Views: 5614

meaning of Proverbs 24:27

The Prov. 24:27 Passage, I believe the key word is "forethought"! Related passages would be Pr 6:6-8; 22:3 (RV); and even Lk 12:33 & 14:28. How is FORETHOUGHT a central part or theme of the Prov. 24:27 passage? If one has acquired a plot of land (in whatever way) and it is to provide for both a home...
by will
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Should a Christian Marry Outside the Faith?
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Ken Leach's response - matter of priorities, not marriage

Thanks for your post. On the subject... from Ken Leach (Arizona). ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Ken Leach To: peruchurchofchrist.com Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 8:50:15 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: Re: Believers Marrying Unbelievers Using a "why would God . . . ?" argument is not ...
by will
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Should a Christian Marry Outside the Faith?
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

[BOL] Believers Marrying Unbelievers

Here is a question raised about believers marrying unbelievers: -----Original Message----- From: brethren_online@yahoogroups.com To: BOL <brethren_online@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Mon, Mar 22, 2010 7:08 pm Subject: [BOL] Believers Marrying Unbelievers Brethren, I preached a sermon yesterday on believer...
by will
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Passover week & unleavened bread used in Lord's Supper
Replies: 20
Views: 7905

Lord's Supper: It's a Sabbatarian Appproach

I believe this is a discussion with a Sabbatarian. I think he will eventually attempt to switch the argument / discussion to the Sabbath Day and a Passover Observance (i.e., Annual) of the Lord's Supper.The discussion on the elements is 'bait'. If it is of any use, I would begin with Curtis Porter's...
by will
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why a Study of False Doctrines
Replies: 0
Views: 5563

Why a Study of False Doctrines

I found this quote to be interesting and revealing. It is from the new Watchman mag article posted today by Stan Cox. I think it puts together some pretty good points re why we need to study and be informed and have our 'defenses' ready - our 'radar' UP!! Note the use of the word "Sophistry" - while...
by will
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: historically, churches of Christ predate Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 5754

historically, churches of Christ predate Campbell

I found this quote interesting and maybe one to file. -----Original Message----- From: Jeffrey W. Hamilton <minister@lavistachurchofchrist.org> To: Brethren Online <brethren_online@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Sat, Oct 17, 2009 11:28 am Subject: [BOL] Source for Quote So many asked for the source if someo...
by will
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Article to file re "Failure of Psychics"
Replies: 0
Views: 5203

Article to file re "Failure of Psychics"

Jaycee Dugard Abduction Case Highlights Failure of Psychics

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/200 ... ofpsychics


by will
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: A quote on fellowship and division
Replies: 0
Views: 5220

A quote on fellowship and division

"Am I not destroying my enemies, when I make friends of them?" -- Abraham Lincoln
by will
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Fasciniating: Does Sun Affect Atomic Half-Lives?
Replies: 0
Views: 5213

Fasciniating: Does Sun Affect Atomic Half-Lives?

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2009/07/04/news-to-note-07042009 6. And Don’t Miss . . . “Radioactivity decreases predictably over time. That’s why we can tell the age of rocks, fossils, and prehistoric artifacts by the activity of radioactive atoms within them, and why nuclear waste becom...
by will
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: [biblelist] Selecting a Quality Made Bible
Replies: 0
Views: 6903

[biblelist] Selecting a Quality Made Bible

-----Original Message----- From: Wayne Goforth <wgoforth@sbcglobal.net> To: Bible List <biblelist@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Thu, Jul 2, 2009 9:16 pm Subject: [biblelist] Selecting a Quality Made Bible Tips in Searching for a Quality made Bible The past week I have been searching for a new Bible. I'm re...
by will
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Why does the atheist hate God?
Replies: 0
Views: 4939

Why does the atheist hate God?

I highly commend reading these two articles in order and just putting 2 & 2 together. The second article has a somewhat 'suggestive' title but it is not at all along the lines of what the title might suggest. It's actually a discussion after a debate on evidences for belief in God. I think there is ...
by will
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: adultery is a legal reason for divorce in Alabama
Replies: 0
Views: 5080

adultery is a legal reason for divorce in Alabama

http://www.divorcemag.com/AL/faq/grounds.html May not be real, but I Googled 'divorce statistics' an found the above site. I found #2 interesting. We often hear a divorce (in civil legal terms) cannot be granted for adultery. Alabama Divorce Law What are the grounds for divorce in Alabama? Accordin...
by will
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: modern day apostles
Replies: 6
Views: 5677

Re: modern day apostles

Just a point of interest on this topic: when I met with the Mormon 'elders' on Fri Nite, 7 Nov, they made a 'new' point to me - at least as far as I was concerned, one I had not heard before. My rebuttal did not change - just their justification was a new one. In many prior studies the Mormons have ...
by will
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Should a Christian Marry Outside the Faith?
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Should a Christian Marry Outside the Faith?

Found this today. Don't always agree with Wayne Jackson , but I found this an amazing coincidence of thinking. Thought it might be helpful to study.

http://www.christiancourier.com/article ... _the_faith
by will
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Are Lutherans generally not Calvinistic?
Replies: 5
Views: 2105

Re: Are Lutherans generally not Calvinistic?

I did a Google on "Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod". Their website and Wikip. are interesting. They don't go as far w/ this as one might think. Very denom mindset and a lot of R.C trappings, etc.. BTW he says, "Division, though tragic, is necessary in our fallen world in order to preserve the truth ...
by will
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Bible Students vs Muslim History
Replies: 0
Views: 4930

Bible Students vs Muslim History

This is an article to read, appreciate and file. The author takes on a popular Muslim revisionist view of Muslim Civilization / accomplishments.

http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articl ... 9E1D83A58C
by will
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Jesus statement, "Why has thou forsaken me?"
Replies: 6
Views: 6991

I likewise appreciate your reply. I don't know about you, but my responses and their timeliness are often constrained by time that may be available to me after church, family, and job responsibilties - any delay in responding from time to time is not due to any hesitancy or lack of desire to respond...
by will
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Jesus statement, "Why has thou forsaken me?"
Replies: 6
Views: 6991

Thank you for your response and your comments on the [ISOT] article concerning Jesus's statement on the cross ( Matthew 27:46 ), "Why has thou forsaken me?", the following observations are tendered for your consideration. First, I want to express my appreciation for your consideration of the ISOT ar...
by will
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Do we have prophets today?
Replies: 2
Views: 8753

we do have prophets today - just not living ones...

I would be inclined to home the correspondent in on the key word, "living" [/b]. In a sense we have prophets today, just as we in a sense have apostles today ( Luke 22:14, 30; Matthew 19:27-28 - note the durative ongoing nature of "will sit ... and judging" , coinciding with Christ's reign ). They s...
by will
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: alleged discrepancies of the Bible
Replies: 9
Views: 15619

Contradiction in John 19:14 with other Gospel accounts

This is not a contradiction , but a matter of semantics. John 19:14 regarding the "Preparation of the Passover" does not signify that the Passover had not yet come or the Passover Supper not yet eaten. John does not so much seem to contradict Matthew and Mark as he would seem to contradict himself g...
by will
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: alleged discrepancies of the Bible
Replies: 9
Views: 15619

Contradiction In Parable of Mustard Seeds

There is no contradiction, only a perceived one. One has to use care to establish context limitations on a 'open ended text / phrase'. For example, the phrase "all things" (e.g/, Acts 4:32b ) as used in many passages must not be interpreted in an unlimited fashion but in a limited fashion as determi...
by will
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Use of Euphemisms
Replies: 2
Views: 8600

Use of Euphemisms

To all my brethren and religious friends. I notice in our conversations and even in some recent emails circulating among us that there is the use of euphemistic expressions, e.g., 'Jeez' (as in - "Jeez Another Virus"). Please be aware that this is the world's way of taking the Lord's name in vain in...
by will
Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Capital punishment
Replies: 2
Views: 8553

I believe the querist's concerns should be approached foremost with respect for the scriptures and what they have to say on the subject of 'Capital Punishment'. I would begin by stating that what I mean and what most others mean by 'capital punishment' is that there are some crimes deemed by society...
by will
Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Moral Standing of a Deity
Replies: 6
Views: 14248

"The Moral Standing of a Diety"

The 22 July writer from Georgia identifies Sir Bertrand Russell as a theological philosopher. . The truth is Russell was a British philosopher, logician, and mathematician of uncanny brilliance of intellect, wit, and observational powers. He was not likely considered a theological philosopher. , as ...
by will
Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Study #8 - baptism, works, and grace?
Replies: 14
Views: 26589

Study #8 - baptism, works, and grace?

I do find this statement " To this one requirement no other obligation may be added without violence to the Scriptures and total disruption of the essential doctrine of salvation by grace alone" deserving of some response along the lines of this: First, there is NO violence done to scripture where o...
by will
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Readings / Concepts of church Unity
Replies: 0
Views: 6053

Readings / Concepts of church Unity

A Suggested Reading on Topics / Concepts of church Unity I find this article in the WSJ Editorial page on 07/15/05 to be very insightful on the subject of views on religious unity w/ in and between the Roman and the Greek Orthodox Catholic churches. I leave it up to the reader to note areas of corr...
by will
Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Jesus was just "a god" (John 1:1-3; 10:31-35)
Replies: 2
Views: 6297

I haven't time to do this justice tonite, but, regarding your correspondent's response, I think he's either deceiving himself or trying to pull the wool over our eyes. After, mentioning various txlations, he seems to be injecting JW views of the text into the argument and not truly relying on reliab...
by will
Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: women serving in the church in "deacon" teams?
Replies: 7
Views: 10956

Obviously, the church is not scripturally organized wi/ only one elder. They need to set this in order w/ scripturally sound preaching and obedience to it. If this is not done and the problem recognized/ dealt with then all other issues are moot! The appt of 'teams' of any composition should be don...
by will
Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: drinking wine?
Replies: 20
Views: 25175

I am mailing you two useful reference paperbacks on subject of Bible Wines And Laws Of Fermentation, etc.,. Perhaps they will arrive by end of the week and be useful in future studies. Regarding this question, the material should help. To wit: The material provides bibliographed source quotes on: Ho...
by will
Fri May 21, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: One Cup? One Loaf? The Lord's Supper
Replies: 11
Views: 13949

Don't care for some of Wayne's stuff on 'fermented wine", but found this might be useful.

http://www.christiancourier.com/questio ... leCups.htm
by will
Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:31 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Clarification on Communion (Lord's Supper) - not commanded?
Replies: 19
Views: 25353

Some thoughts( Several, but not all, used when I presided at the Table Sunday A.M. 23, Nov.): 1) Ref Mt 26:29,; Mark 14: 25; Lk 22:18 and the gospels use of ..."Drink until..". Clearly, Jesus had in mind a definite, foreseeable time( in the kingdom as we learn later) when it would be "drunk again" a...