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by sledford
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: International directory of congregations?
Replies: 1
Views: 2182

International directory of congregations?

I am in search of a directory that has international congregations similar to what is found at bible.ca Specifically I am looking for locations in SE Asia. Does anyone know of such a directory?
by sledford
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: James verses Paul
Replies: 4
Views: 10043

If works help save us then Christ's suffering and death was all in vain. Mel, mind if I ask a question? What do you mean by "help save us"? I'm not sure that's all clear to me what you mean given the comments you make in a short bit later. James says that works perfect our faith. Most of James is a...
by sledford
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

When Trinitarians need to run and MAKE things up to try and support their ideology, it is a sad thing. Tell ya what “Journey,” I suggest you take a journey to your local 2nd grade school and learn the meaning of words. I mean, you write and argue like you are 13 or something. And I’m being generous...
by sledford
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

In total, Jesus is UNIQUE in the human experience being 100% God and 100% flesh as evidenced in John 1: Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (a...
by sledford
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Re: How much do you know?

No, what I propose is more or less "triangulation". Word meanings move about like a waterbug, and sometimes the pond they live in is quite large. Fortunately a historical text has the definitions that the words mean "frozen in time". Your "triangulation" is circular logic in reality as you define w...
by sledford
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 17040

Evidence of design in the human body

JSM17 made an observation in another thread that I wanted to elaborate on. Instead of replying and potentially take that thread off track (it's the one about atheism) I thought I would start a new one. First, let me say that I have been fascinated with the Creation vs Evolution discussion for many y...
by sledford
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Re: How could Man's law Justify perfectly?

I suppose you should know that I believe all our acts are reconciled through Christ's finished work on the Cross, the final judgement being the declaration of who that applies to. I really don't think tense matters. Thank you for stating that and yes, it does help clarify your point of view. With t...
by sledford
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Sorry for the couple of days delay. I wanted to give my reply careful thought to make this as clear as possible. Correct, justification has to do with Judgment. How are we justified before God? In this context Paul speaks of there being no Jew or Greek, male nor female, etc. Not in the context of ou...
by sledford
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Re: As you wish.

To me the problem with your question is in part, it's implications. An approach that erases all race and gender roles is ok, superficially, it's egalitarean. People like it. It seems to be on first reading the most obvious meaning, at least to our culture. Reconcile this with other statements by Pa...
by sledford
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

This one took a markedly bad turn I would rather have not seen happen with some nasty "ad hominem" attacks by a poster that I think is pretty obvious to the casual observer, and does not require much commentary. I did some further reflection and just to make sure no one is confused by who I meant, ...
by sledford
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Re: I have never preached circumcision for salvation.

I'm not aware that I have ever preached or implied a need for circumcision. The closest I would come to it would be that I think racial and religious Hebrews/Israelites need to obey the law, not for salvation, but becasue I believe their (and our) God has asked them to. Thank you for the response. ...
by sledford
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

I'm back from my business travels and catching up with this thread which has had some thorough inter-change which is always good. Especially when the tone remains respectable. :-) Hugh and Lionheart, maybe I missed it somewhere but I didn't see a specific response to my question regarding the need f...
by sledford
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

Well, I was out of the country on business for the past week and was catching up on a few threads. This one took a markedly bad turn I would rather have not seen happen with some nasty "ad hominem" attacks by a poster that I think is pretty obvious to the casual observer, and does not require much c...
by sledford
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Hugh, it's going to take me some time to go through your logic. And on top of that I'm about to leave on a business trip for the next week and will have limited ability to reply. But, I would like to ask one question just to put into practical terms your point of view. Do you believe it is necessary...
by sledford
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

Can I ask a confirmation on what you're saying here? Are you concluding that Jesus is god with a little "g" and not God with a big "G", yes as in Jesus being equal no not equal and of the exact same nature as God the Father, Jehovah? in that he Jesus , is made of spirit stuff ,yes.tho i wonder what...
by sledford
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: no hell? no eternal punishment?
Replies: 33
Views: 42921

again I'm sorry but i seam to be confuse .you might want to restate the question . are you asking for under standing concerning the sheep and the goats ? the separating work has been proceeding for many years. According to God's Word, those who have rejected his Kingdom rule, as well as those who i...
by sledford
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: I would like to follow up with another very simple observation relative to this admonition given by Paul. Is every piece of scripture intended to sat...
by sledford
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legal complications in Polygynous Marriages
Replies: 29
Views: 43388

Re: Jesus, the endorser of lies?

Moses did not originate Polygyny. It predates him and was practiced without negative comment by Jacob and his Grandfather Abraham. It was probably practiced by his Great Grandfather in that Moses marries his half sister Sarah. So you expand the territory of my concession for the sake of the discuss...
by sledford
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legal complications in Polygynous Marriages
Replies: 29
Views: 43388

so what of Ezekiel 23 where God portrays Himself as the husband of two wives? What of the parable of the 10 virgins? 5 were rejected, 5 were kept as brides. Each of these are portrayals of marriage. I'll provide a brief response only because the schedule for the rest of my day is very intense and I...
by sledford
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legal complications in Polygynous Marriages
Replies: 29
Views: 43388

I think what Hugh meant was that Jesus specifically stated the only exception that allowed divorce and eliminated all other reasons. He taught that marriage was intended to be permanent. That is all. This needs an exploration of how "patterns" are used and employed throughout scripture and is the c...
by sledford
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Authority of the Old Testament versus the New Testament
Replies: 30
Views: 82147

Doesn't the New Testament Certify the Old? The New Testament, at a time when there was only the Old to call "Scripture" says "All Scripture is inspired by God" and "Profitable for reproof and teaching". You are summarizing a quote from 2 Tim 3:16: 2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of G...
by sledford
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legal complications in Polygynous Marriages
Replies: 29
Views: 43388

Re: Moses the Corrupt?

As I stated before, Polygyny is not a "Mosaical Pattern". I know you'd like it to be so when you throw Baby Moses into the river to die with all "his laws", Polygyny goes with him, but sorry Sled, it was there before Moses. I will state bluntly then that I am totally confused what the basis of your...
by sledford
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legal complications in Polygynous Marriages
Replies: 29
Views: 43388

Re: Syllogism

Sled, The problem with your analysis has been addressed. You're employing a circular assumption with Matthew 19:6 in which you assume there can be no other "one flesh" relationships. The Syllogism that disproves this works as follows. A.) We know from Genesis 2:24 that you ARE one flesh with your w...
by sledford
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Legal complications in Polygynous Marriages
Replies: 29
Views: 43388

Re: back to the "silence of Scriptures"

I'm really asking about Jesus' example for interpreting Scripture. Would you care to explain how Jesus reasoned from the context of Genesis 2:24 , quoted in Matthew 19:4-5 , to His conclusion found in Matthew 19:6 ? I believe Jesus provides an example as to how one can correctly interpret and reaso...
by sledford
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

(Psalm 82:6) "I myself have said, 'YOU are gods, And all of YOU are sons of the Most High. john 10:34 Jesus answered them: "Is it not written in your Law, 'I said: "YOU are gods"'? 35 If he called 'gods' those against whom the word of God came, and yet the Scripture cannot be nullified, 36 do YOU s...
by sledford
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: no hell? no eternal punishment?
Replies: 33
Views: 42921

the first thing to ask and to call into question is your line of thinking contradict scripture in any way shape or form? for insentience i can show scripture which says the soul dies , that the dead know nothing(psalm 146:4), that it is to be better to be a living dog then to be a dead lion(Ecclesi...
by sledford
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: no hell? no eternal punishment?
Replies: 33
Views: 42921

so you want to believe its not a parable. well then lets look at the ABSURDITIES in this illustration we first read of a rich man clothed in purple and fine linen who lived in magnificence and of a beggar named Lazarus who sat at his gate, full of ulcers, and who craved the crumbs that fell from th...
by sledford
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: The Deity of Jesus and the Trinity
Replies: 44
Views: 55796

so let me get this strate . you dont believe that jesus had a beginning before he was born as a man, is that when you feel he came into being? do you really wish to ignore Colossians 1:15 (American Standard Version) 15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. find that ...
by sledford
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Which translation is the best?
Replies: 7
Views: 12129

You raise a topic that is very near to my heart. I will preface my remarks that I don't think there is a "best" translation that folks should use. But, I do think there are some "better" ones than others which gets to the real heart of the matter: to be a Bible student requires one be also committed...
by sledford
Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Implications of Thief on the Cross: Saved by Faith Only?
Replies: 70
Views: 94103

Like I have said in the first post. Jesus had the ability to save him and did. He has that right to choose. We don't. What ever the bible says saves us, saves us. Period. It is not one alone, but every thing. What good is baptism with out faith, grace, or hope. It is just getting wet. Do we need to...
by sledford
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: BAPTISM:"AN OUTWARD SIGN OF AN INWARD GRACE?"
Replies: 2
Views: 9082

Re: BAPTISM:"AN OUTWARD SIGN OF AN INWARD GRACE?"

It's unclear to me what position you are advocating. So, if you could please restate your position in terms of Affirmative or Negative it would help me out tremendously. Well here it is a chance to shoot holes into the biblical fact that baptism puts one into Christ, into His death burial and resurr...
by sledford
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Was the Lord Jesus bodily resurrected?
Replies: 7
Views: 14828

were ever possible ,i use logic. That is indeed good and I will readily subscribe to your point. But logic also requires harmonization of evidence. If one piece of evidence says something clearly that contradicts a conclusion based on other evidence there are limited choices: a) either the conclusi...
by sledford
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Was the Lord Jesus bodily resurrected?
Replies: 7
Views: 14828

Rather than try to get them to understand something for which they were not yet ready, Jesus merely assured them that he was no ghost or apparition, which he was not, but that it was indeed he; and he did indeed have a fleshly body which he materialized for the occasion. In other words, Jesus was a...
by sledford
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Was the Lord Jesus bodily resurrected?
Replies: 7
Views: 14828

truth, your response has a lot of various thoughts and ideas in it that I frankly don't believe is time to deal with until I ask this one question: How do you resolve your conclusion with the quotation from Luke quoted earlier? The words uttered by Jesus after his resurrection about his body, the ea...
by sledford
Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: James verses Paul
Replies: 4
Views: 10043

There is a key to understanding the difference in the phrase "of the Law". Do a phrase search in your favorite Bible program (which I did for the King James version), and you'll find 36 hits in the New Testament with 17 of those in Romans alone. Just by looking at the list, one has to reach the conc...
by sledford
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: THE CONTEXT OF CORNELIUS
Replies: 79
Views: 105184

Before engaging JSM17 with his latest response I need to wrap up on an item left open with Marc. I don't like leaving mental doors open for too long, or as an old, wiser friend once said, "It just leaves a breezy house." This idea that Marc introduced that the giving of the Holy Spirit is defined in...
by sledford
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: CONFESSION
Replies: 36
Views: 48616

Been on the road and not able to follow up much in the past week. I've stated before that there is much confusion about the Holy Spirit. I want to wrap up on one point with respect to this and how the HS operated in the NT times and the "promise" of the HS that Jesus made before his death, resurrect...
by sledford
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Forgiveness and the Old Law vs New Covenant
Replies: 1
Views: 6203

Forgiveness and the Old Law vs New Covenant

A brief bio statement only to establish context for my question. I am a person that as the saying goes "grew up in the Church". I've heard since I was a kid the statement that the Old Law did not provide forgiveness and that the sins under the Old Law were "rolled forward". But during recent study o...
by sledford
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Implications of Thief on the Cross: Saved by Faith Only?
Replies: 70
Views: 94103

Re: Implications of the thief on the cross, saved by faith o

What did the thiefs' faith profit him? Can faith save him? YES Friend, this is re-hashing covered ground again. This is indeed a restatement of your assertion that started the thread. Can I ask what your thoughts are to my previous question from the text of James especially in light of your persist...
by sledford
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: The use of Kurios in the New World's Tranlation
Replies: 12
Views: 20185

please respect my actions. Friend, the previous poster is not the only one left scratching his head regarding your responses to a relatively simple question. I don't perceive there being any disrespect in the question at all but an inquiry of evidence as the name of this section of the Forums is na...
by sledford
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: In the heat of battle, what should be allowed?
Replies: 3
Views: 8613

Any website that includes Forums has a tall order to fill. And especially when dealing with the Word of God. I don't have any magic or silver bullets. But I'd like to offer my perspective on the basic objectives and purposes for a Forum such as this. The primary objective is to seek, share, and find...
by sledford
Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Does Mark 16:9-20 belong in your Bible?
Replies: 35
Views: 56515

The context of Metzger's comment has to do with the ending of Mark's Gpsel. Seeing you don't like what he wrote you simply reject it. Subjective adjectives such as "like" are rare in my use of language. I "like" my wife and kids and I don't "like" cold weather, but concrete criteria is used in weig...
by sledford
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: THE CONTEXT OF CORNELIUS
Replies: 79
Views: 105184

John 15 - Is speaking about loss of fellowship not loss of salvation. That's convenient, now isn't it? Marc can just say a passage means "this" or "that" and it is so. So "being cast into the fire" as a result of no longer "abiding in me", as Jesus tells them, means "loss of fellowship"? It doesn't...
by sledford
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Does Mark 16:9-20 belong in your Bible?
Replies: 35
Views: 56515

Is there any reason why we are too doubt Metzger here? Has anyone ever refuted him? You defended the manuscripts that were originally cited. Do you agree with what was written Codex W. Is that Scripture? Do you believe the two earliest Greek manuscripts lack them? a) There is no context for Metzger...
by sledford
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: THE CONTEXT OF CORNELIUS
Replies: 79
Views: 105184

Whereas we see in the OT the Spirit "departed" from a person we do not however see it in the New. 1 John 5:6 The Spirit is the truth 2 John 1:2 The truth will abide with us and will be with us forever But we see Jesus saying something quite to the contrary to your conclusion and does not harmonize ...
by sledford
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Does Mark 16:9-20 belong in your Bible?
Replies: 35
Views: 56515

"The earliest Greek, Syriac, Coptic, Armenian and Latin manuscripts end the Gospel of Mark at 16:8" - Bruce Metzger (Christian History Magazine, 9-17-96). Is that to be an "I don't know?" You have stated that your standard is the earliest manuscripts. Where are the manuscripts and their authenticat...
by sledford
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Does Mark 16:9-20 belong in your Bible?
Replies: 35
Views: 56515

Refutation? Do the eaerliest Greek manuscripts contain them? No Do the earliest Armenian manuscripts conain them? No Do the earliest Latin manuscripts contain them? No Do the earliest Coptic manuscripts conatin them? No Does the earliest Syriac manuscript contain them? No Does the earliest known co...
by sledford
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Does Mark 16:9-20 belong in your Bible?
Replies: 35
Views: 56515

The evidence I gave was not refuted. Again, you seek to confuse agreement with refutation, or proof. You don't agree with JSM17 or m273p15c refutation presented but that doesn't mean they didn't do it. The casual reader can see that for themselves in their replies to you. What are you so afraid of ...
by sledford
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: THE CONTEXT OF CORNELIUS
Replies: 79
Views: 105184

The Spirit was not yet given in the sense of permanently indwelling. Ezekiel 36:27 and 2 Corinthians 6:16 I "will" put my Spirit within you....so you will be My people, and I will be your God = I will dwell in them and walk among them and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. What's thi...
by sledford
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: THE CONTEXT OF CORNELIUS
Replies: 79
Views: 105184

Sleddy, .... the Holy Spirit is God (The Trinity). And John 7 says the Spirit was not yet given. Until when Sleddy? When was the Spirit given? So you're saying the Spirit was never "given" before Jesus words? That Jesus was wrong and the Spirit was never "given" before then? Here's two OT passages ...