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by larry
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: who are the three men meeting Abraham in Genesis 18:1-10?
Replies: 0
Views: 5663

Re: who are the three men meeting Abraham in Genesis 18:1-10?

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your question. An understanding held by a lot of Bible students is that the three men mentioned in Genesis 18:1-10 are three angels. However, another view which I believe is more logical is that one of the three men was the pre-incarnate Christ and th...
by larry
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: upon what day of the week did Jesus die?
Replies: 0
Views: 9006

RE: day Jesus died

I am glad to hear you agree that the Law of Moses was for the Jews and not us Gentiles. That is what I would expect to hear from a Bible student. I do not count myself a scholar either. I am far from that. I just study and do my best to understand what God wants me to do and teach. In answer to you...
by larry
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: upon what day of the week did Jesus die?
Replies: 0
Views: 9006

RE: day Jesus died

I do appreciate your emphasis on being sure there is scriptural support what one teaches. I agree with that 100%. However, a review of the article written by Mr. Barnett shows he included 16 scriptural references covering 38 verses, and the article was short. So, it does appear to me to be much mor...
by larry
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: upon what day of the week did Jesus die?
Replies: 0
Views: 9006

RE: day Jesus died

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your question. The best way I know to answer your question is to quote from an article by Maurice Barnett in The Preceptor which is as follows. The statement of Jesus was that He would be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” This p...
by larry
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Can Lord's Supper be observed in evening? By women?
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

RE: The Lord's Supper

I think you have the correct approach to interpreting the Scriptures. I am thankful to be of some help.

Larry
by larry
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Can Lord's Supper be observed in evening? By women?
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

RE: The Lord's Supper

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your good questions. I will try to give you a scriptural response. 1. Regarding whether there is a particular time of day to observe the Lord’s Supper, first let us look at the larger picture. Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper when He and the apostle...
by larry
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Can women speak in Bible study or the assembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

RE: Bible Study

You are welcome. Glad to be of help.
by larry
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Can women speak in Bible study or the assembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

RE: Bible Study

Yes, women may speak in Bible classes whenever they are conducted. Yes, there is a difference in the Bible classes and assembly/worship services. In I Cor. 11:18, the Bible speaks of them coming together as a church. “For first of all, when you come together as a church…”. Then in I Cor. 14 Paul gi...
by larry
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Evangelist - What about Phillip?
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

RE: Evangelist

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your comments. We are thankful you took the time to review the article you referenced. I will try to provide some additional information. There was no special reason for not mentioning Phillip. We try to cover the topic under consideration adequately,...
by larry
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: HOW TO BE A GOOD EVANGELIST AS A WOMAN
Replies: 0
Views: 4401

RE: HOW TO BE A GOOD EVANGELIST AS A WOMAN

Thanks for this email and for the later email yesterday morning in which you completed Lesson #1 of the online Bible correspondence course. I am thankful for your interest in spiritual things. You are to be commended for your zeal to spread the gospel and for your passion for Christ. I am sure a si...
by larry
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Music in Worship?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

RE: Music

I thought our last two exchanges ended this discussion. But, I am sort of glad you sent this one today. ... You say, I've provided Scripture. I took the time to go back over all exchanges and count the Scriptural references and verses we each provided. You have given 10 references covering 12 verse...
by larry
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Music in Worship?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

RE: Music

I can empathize with your situation. I used to be a member of a denominational church, and like you, I couldnt provide Scripture for my practices. It was frustrating. However, unlike you, I decided to study the Bible and do only what I could find within its pages. You are choosing just to lash out....
by larry
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Music in Worship?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

RE: Music

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and all is well with your family. See my comments below. Larry Greetings my friend, The point I was trying to make is that while we may state our opinions, ultimately what matters is what the Bible teaches. Thus, emphasis should be on the Scriptures. Does the Scrip...
by larry
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Music in Worship?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

RE: Music

Thanks for your response. I appreciate you taking the time to write. You are a busy man I am sure. I will answer your comments as best I can. See my comments in red below. Greetings my friend, If you don't want to recognize or understand anything I'm saying, and you don't ask that I see your point ...
by larry
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Music in Worship?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

RE: Music

Thanks for your email regarding our discussion. As you say, we do have differences of opinion about this matter. I would prefer not to agree with your opinion and I dont ask you to agree with my opinion. I am only interested in what the Bible teaches. One of the deficiencies in your email is the la...
by larry
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Music in Worship?
Replies: 11
Views: 3930

RE: Music

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your comments regarding instrumental music in worship. I will make some brief remarks in response to your email. I realize that opposing the use of instruments in worship is not popular today since most churches use them. The question as far as we are...
by larry
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Question on swearing and using the Lords name in vain
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

RE: Question on swearing and using the Lords name in vain

I am glad you are pleased. Good luck with the teaching.
by larry
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Question on swearing and using the Lords name in vain
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

RE: Question on swearing and using the Lords name in vain

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your question. I will try to give you a Bible based answer. When we consider how Jesus interacted with people while on earth, it seems to me He would encourage you to continue visiting with your friend, especially since she has requested you do so. I ...
by larry
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Contra verse Mathew 19:5-6.
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

RE: Contra verse Mathew 19:5-6.

Thanks for your question about forgiveness. I assume you are asking about forgiveness in connection with adultery. Christians are to be a forgiving people. In fact, unless they are forgiving they wont be forgiven by a forgiving God. Jesus makes that clear in Mt. 6:14-15, For if you forgive men thei...
by larry
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Contra verse Mathew 19:5-6.
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

RE: Contra verse Mathew 19:5-6.

Actually, the answer to both of your questions could be—yes. Matt. 19:9 reads as follows: “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.” Jesus is saying that if a man’s wif...
by larry
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: do we know when God will return?
Replies: 2
Views: 3688

Re: do we know when God will return?

Today's respondent to my article of May 18, 2011 has misapplied Scripture. The Bibical quote in the reply is from Jeremiah 31:31-34. These passages are not revelant to the point I was making. Jeremiah is referring to the new covenant as compared to the old covenant, the Law of Moses. Under the Law o...
by larry
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: RE: Church Autonomy
Replies: 2
Views: 5048

RE: Church Autonomy

Thanks for visiting our website another time with more questions. I will try to give you a Bible answer. Regarding the autonomy of the church, let me provide some information for your consideration. First of all, Christ is the head of the church as Eph. 1:20-23 points out. Christ said in Mt. 16:18 H...
by larry
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Praying to the Father - or to Jesus?
Replies: 0
Views: 6789

RE: Praying to the Father

It appears from several good English translations that I Jn. 5:20 is referring to Christ in answer to your first question. As to your second question, there are varying opinions. Of course, Jesus Himself taught us to pray to the Father ( Mt. 6:8-15 ). There are many passages that teach us to pray to...
by larry
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Baptism in the name of Jesus - or Father, Son, and Holy Ghos
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Baptism in Whose Name

Thank you for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your question. This is a common question asked by others. I have provided an answer, and I hope this satisfactorily answers your question. But, if you have something further to ask, please let me know. Baptism in Whose Name A question often arises a...
by larry
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: can I call my earthly dad, "Father"?
Replies: 0
Views: 7089

RE: Father

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your question. I will try to answer your question in a serious manner. We need to consider the context of Matt. 23. Jesus was addressing problems that existed among the scribes and Pharisees, the spiritual leaders of the Jews at that time. Therefore, w...
by larry
Wed May 25, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: attitudes to communion
Replies: 0
Views: 4796

RE: attitudes to communion

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and for your question. I assume you have read the material on the web site and I will not repeat what is written there. Let me get to your specific question. First of all, the Bible doesn’t address directly the question of who is to partake of the Lord’s Suppe...
by larry
Sun May 22, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how did Camping arrive at the May 21, 2011 date for the end
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

false prophets

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and the question. They reached their conclusion through a misuse of the Bible. The Bible clearly says in Matt. 24:36:42, Mk. 13:32 and I Thess. 5:1-3 that no one knows when the Lord will return. Since May 21 has passed and we are all still here, those folks ar...
by larry
Wed May 18, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: do we know when God will return?
Replies: 2
Views: 3688

RE: judment Day

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org and your comment. Yes, the Bible teaches in Matt. 24:36-44 and I Thess. 5:1-3 that the Lord will return at a time which no one knows. Do you have any questions you would like to ask?

Sincerely,

Larry
by larry
Sat May 07, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Should Christians date or have unsaved friends?
Replies: 1
Views: 6903

CHRISTIANS DATING AND HAVING UNSAVED FRIENDS

In response to the question regarding Christians dating and having unsaved friends, I will first focus on dating. The Bible does not directly speak about this issue. However, there are some principles it teaches that helps us reach conclusions regarding this matter. The decision as to who to date is...
by larry
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: What is difference between sanctification and justification?
Replies: 1
Views: 4121

SANCTIFICATION AND JUSTIFICATION (What is the difference?)

There does not seem to be much practical difference between sanctification and justification as they are used in the Bible. A review of Webster’s New World Dictionary, W.E. Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words and the New Bible Dictionary, reveals the following: Sanctification — to set apart as ...
by larry
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: what is the difference between salvation and eternal life?
Replies: 2
Views: 5203

Re: what is the difference between salvation and eternal lif

There is a difference between the salvation from our past sins and eternal life even though they are related. One must receive the forgiveness from one's sins to have a hope of eternal life. One's past sins are forgiven when we obey the gospel of Christ (Rom. 1:16). What does the gospel of Christ te...
by larry
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: What makes baptism a non- essential or a secondary issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 2548

Re: What makes baptism a non- essential or a secondary issue

My response is that baptism is not a non-essential or a secondary issue. While it is true we are saved by the blood of Christ (Rom. 5:9; Eph. 1:7), the question arises as to how the blood of Christ is contacted. Romans 6:1-11 shows that the blood of Christ is contacted in our being baptized. There a...
by larry
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: deacons without elders
Replies: 1
Views: 2478

Re: deacons without elders

First of all, the Bible does not address the issue of whether there can be deacons in a church where no elders have been appointed. The qualifications for deacons are given in I Tim. 3:8-13. It is stated in verse 13, "For those who serve well as deacons..." So, deacons are servants as are the elders...
by larry
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: who wrote the Old Testament?
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Re: who wrote the Old Testament?

You requested it not be a simple answer so I will try to provide some details. Of course, all scripture is given by the inspiration of God (II Tim. 3:16), but he used a lot of different men to write the various books. The first five books of the O.T., Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteron...
by larry
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Is giving a mandated act of worship?
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

RE: giving

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. I will try to provide you some information I hope will be useful to you in your studies with your friend. If I understand correctly, your friend believes giving is taught in the Scriptures, but her issue is "when should the giving occur?" That is a question t...
by larry
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: The Importance of the Baptizer - What if he apostatizes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Rebuking An Elder In The Church

Let me apologize for taking two weeks to respond to your question, but I have been unusually busy and am out of town as I write this. Regarding elders, we are told in Acts 14:23 that Paul appointed them in every church where he traveled. Their qualifications are listed in I Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5...
by larry
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: The Importance of the Baptizer - What if he apostatizes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

RE: The Importance of Baptism

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. I will be pleased to answer your question. The Bible does not put emphasis on who does the baptizing. The main consideration is the reason one is baptized. If the person doing the baptizing, and especially the person being baptized, understands why one needs ...
by larry
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: congregational voting
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

two response

Dear email, As soon I as sent the below email to you, I noted that may colleague who lives in another state had responded to you while I was writing my response. I guess we both immediately tried to answer when we received your second email. I don't think that has ever happened before. In any event,...
by larry
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: congregational voting
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

RE: church voting...

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. We did receive your earlier email, but the press of other business sometimes delays our ability to respond in a timely manner. There is nothing in the New Testament about churches voting to solve problems or make decisions. God's plan is for each local church...
by larry
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Genesis 3:1 - nature and form of "The Beast", or serpent
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

RE: Genesis 3:1/The Beast

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. I am sending you a rather long quote from an article by Martin Pickup in the August 2003 edition of Biblical Insights. I hope it will be helpful. “The New Testament identifies the serpent of Genesis 3 with Satan, a rebellious angel of God and the accuser and ...
by larry
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Is Tithing Applicable in New Testament?
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

RE: Tithing

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. I will try to answer your question. Yes, God's people under the Law of Moses were taught to tithe. There are numerous scriptures that mention tithing. However, as we look at the New Testament and the law of Christ, we do not read anything about tithing. We ar...
by larry
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: how do we know that we have eternal life?
Replies: 0
Views: 5703

how do we know that we have eternal life?

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. Sorry for the delay in responding. We can know we have eternal life. We just have to do what the Bible says. Jesus said we are to love God with all our heart and our neighbor as ourself ( Mt. 22:36-40 ). Jesus said if we love Him, we will keep His commandment...
by larry
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Will the Earth last forever? God's purpose for the earth?
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

RE: What is God's Purpose for the Earth?

Dear email, Thanks for your thoughtful response. You make a good point. Yes, within the context of that verse the earth will last longer than a generation. In fact, it will last longer than many generations. Generations will come and go and the earth will continue on much, much longer. But, there w...
by larry
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Will the Earth last forever? God's purpose for the earth?
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

RE: What is God's Purpose for the Earth?

Dear email, No the earth will not last forever as you evidently think the word “forever” means. The word forever is not used in the Bible to always mean never ending. The Pulpit Commentary says about Eccl. 1:4, the following: “The term “forever” does not necessarily imply eternity, but often denote...
by larry
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Will the Earth last forever? God's purpose for the earth?
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

Re: What is God's Purpose for the Earth?

Dear email, Thanks for your response. You make some good points, but I believe you fail to prove your main point. I have most of the translations you mention, but the ones most scholars consider to be the best are the King James, The New King James, The Revised Standard, The American Standard, The ...
by larry
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Will the Earth last forever? God's purpose for the earth?
Replies: 7
Views: 4280

Re: What is God's Purpose for the Earth?

I didn't have much to discuss with you on Christians and war. However, on this subject you couldn't be further from the truth. You say that the Bible does not teach that this earth will be destroyed. No, it clearly teaches this earth will be destroyed. In II Peter 3:10-12 we read, “But the day of t...
by larry
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Should Christians fight national wars?
Replies: 3
Views: 2396

Re: Wars

Dear email,

There are several arguments that are made to answer your comments. But since I am not one to advocate that Christians fight in wars, I will not make the arguments. We can put this issue to rest.

Larry
by larry
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Should Christians fight national wars?
Replies: 3
Views: 2396

Re: Wars

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. I will make a few comments regarding your questions. You have asked a question that has been written about and discussed many times. Based on the scriptures you have cited, you have reached the obvious answer. Just reading those scriptures would lead one to c...
by larry
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Re: is this false teaching and doctrine
Replies: 1
Views: 1835

Re: is this false teaching and doctrine

Thanks for visiting insearchoftruth.org. I will offer a few comments on your question. I can appreciate visiting a church where things don’t seem to go as would seem normal. The apostle Paul said the church at Corinth had some problems along these lines. When we read I Cor. 14, we see there was some...
by larry
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: Placing of fellowship at a local church, evening observance
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Numbers 9, II Chronicles 30, and the Lord's Supper

Numbers 9 and II Chronicles 30 are both talking about observing the Passover. The Passover was instituted as part of the law of Moses so the children of Israel would remember they had been delivered from captivity in Egypt and all their children has been spared when the Lord killed all the firstborn...