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by JSM17
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Woman teaching high school age boys?
Replies: 4
Views: 11661

Re: Woman teaching high school age boys?

As a side note... years ago, I taught my little brother how to be a song leader. My dad doesn't have a musical bone in his entire body. I have a music degree. We were raised in a tiny church and needed a good song leader, so I taught him how. Is it wrong for a young man to learn from his older sist...
by JSM17
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Important, What should be done?
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Re: Important, What should be done?

Hello, Since my first post almost Nine hundred people have viewed my statement about my situation. Some may think it is un wise of me to publicly declare the things that have happened, but they serve to teach others, and so that God will get His glory. For the purpose of clarity I would like to spea...
by JSM17
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

Holy Spirit issue

Here are a few questions that I have wondered about in connection to the Holy Spirit. How does the Spirit dwell within the church today? What is the gift of the Holy Spirit in acts 2:38? If we have not received the Spirit today are we orphaned? Does a dwelling of the Spirit within the christian toda...
by JSM17
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Important, What should be done?
Replies: 2
Views: 3200

Important, What should be done?

If a faithful Christian finds out his wife has met someone on line and is having sexual converstions and exchanging nude pictures of each other and she refuses to stop and is in many ways forcing the husband to have to live with this, what is a faithful christian to do? What is a man to do when it h...
by JSM17
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

I have listened to Brother Waldron's lessons. I enjoyed them. I look forward to this discussion in the future.
by JSM17
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: ONE TRUE CHURCH
Replies: 1
Views: 2043

ONE TRUE CHURCH

This very statement offends many. There is not one peron out there that belongs to any group that proclaims to be in Christ that does not think they are of the one true church. So in light of that thought who is really in the one true church. Did Christ pray for all those who think and believe diffe...
by JSM17
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Debate coming soon!
Replies: 1
Views: 2619

Debate coming soon!

In light of a debate coming soon on the "Nature of man" I am hoping that an advocate of Original sin would put forth their strongest points from scripture.
by JSM17
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: What makes baptism a non- essential or a secondary issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 2646

What makes baptism a non- essential or a secondary issue?

In past years many discussions have led of course to the topic of baptism. Where in N.T. scripture does it teach that baptism is a non-essential or a secondary issue?
by JSM17
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

It seems that the study of the Holy Spirit is a dead issue. Any time you go to a sight or forum and try to discuss this issue it becomes taboo. I dare to say that we a searching for truth but only the truth that we know and not the truth that we may have yet to understand. "Let us reason" through th...
by JSM17
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

2.) No. I don't mind if people are religious as long as they don't get me involved and don't get the schools teaching their holy book. Being religious is completely fine and for all i know helps people get along with their lives, it is just unfortunate that they get involved so much with other peop...
by JSM17
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

1.) Scientists have conducted experiments with same environmental conditions of the earth when they believe life started that show that amino acids, the building blocks of life, where created in the water over a short period of time. Miller’s experiment Stanley Miller's aim was to demonstrate by me...
by JSM17
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

Evolutionists cannot point to any transitional fossils! This is not just an old argument, it is one that has not been answered. Living things have fantastically intricate features—at the anatomical, cellular, and molecular levels—that could not function if they were any less complex or sophisticated...
by JSM17
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

Websters dictionary Atheist Function: noun : the belief that there is no God - athe·ist /-th-st/ noun - athe·is·tic /-th-is-tik/ adjective Main Entry: ag·nos·tic Pronunciation: ag-näs-tik, g- Function: noun Etymology: from Greek agnstos "unknown," from a- "not" and gnstos "known" : a person who beli...
by JSM17
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

No one has the answer to this problem including you or me. Atheists can't give an answer because they don't know. The human mind might not be capable of knowing the answer. I guess this would make us all agnostics not athiests. Because none of us can know how life began. Logic tells us that anythin...
by JSM17
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

Nice try, but I don't think so. Good dodge from answering the question. Do you know anything about DNA? DNA is a code , a language which has design which goes beyond a simple pattern which you can find in chaos. There is not design in chaos. DNA was enough for Dr. Anthony Flew to recognize intellige...
by JSM17
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

• Element common to both watches and life is language • The essential distinction between pattern and design is language • Fundamental Property of all Designs: Idea precedes Implementation • Idea must be represented by language • All language comes from a mind Life is preceded by DNA, and a watch is...
by JSM17
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Evidence of design in the human body
Replies: 18
Views: 16581

Proof that DNA was designed by a mind: (1) DNA is not merely a molecule with a pattern; it is a code, a language, and an information storage mechanism. (2) All codes we know the origin of are created by a conscious mind. (3) Therefore DNA was designed by a mind, and language and information are proo...
by JSM17
Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Birth control, contraception , and abortions
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Psalms 139:13 — "Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb." Jeremiah 1:5 — "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." Job 33:4 — "For the spirit of God has made me, the breath of the almighty keeps me alive." Psalms 139:15 — "When I was made in secret, when I was fa...
by JSM17
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Presidential Voting and The Christian
Replies: 8
Views: 7928

I will put my hope in the LORD and will do those things He has told me to do, the government is not my worry, GOD'S judgment is! Issues that concern God are MORAL. We are all responsible for our own actions, I do not speak for the country, I do not speak for other Christians. I do not waste my time ...
by JSM17
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Birth control, contraception , and abortions
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Abortion is murder I think we are all understanding about that. Sex outside of marriage is a sin as well. So if are talking about contraception for the married couple then that is another issue. There is a difference between termination and preventive measures. Did God tell us to be fruitful and mul...
by JSM17
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Woman teaching high school age boys?
Replies: 4
Views: 11661

Acts 18:24-28 Now a certain Jew named Apollos , born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures , came to Ephesus.25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the bapti...
by JSM17
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Presidential Voting and The Christian
Replies: 8
Views: 7928

Aside from conspiracy theories and assumtions we can walk away from any choice feeling justified as long as we put God first! Agreed that we do not choose the lesser of two evils. If a two canidates are for killing babies then I vote for no one. As for overturner a prior law, I do believe that is in...
by JSM17
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bill Maher's question
Replies: 2
Views: 3324

This question has been posed for years. Really when it comes down to the core facts concerning this question, we ask "Is GOD really in control, does He have a plan, is Satan part of His plan?" I would say YES! When we think about Job, even when we think about the garden did Satan have free reign ove...
by JSM17
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: what is the difference between salvation and eternal life?
Replies: 2
Views: 5380

what is the difference between salvation and eternal life?

What is the difference between being saved from our past sins and the hope for eternal salvation? Are they one in the same? Some say that one can receive forgiveness of sins yet it is not the same as receiving the blessing of eternal life. The eternal life is HOPED for , not yet received. If we rece...
by JSM17
Sat May 03, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Re-baptism
Replies: 2
Views: 4147

If a person, that is a repentant, confessing sinner is baptized into Christ scripturally, then there is no reason for him or her to be rebaptized by a "Church of Christ" person. We are not baptized into the building per say, but into Christ. By saying that one must be re-baptized in and by the churc...
by JSM17
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

Since there is ample proof of the Spirit dwelling in us through the Scriptures, I believe the burden of proof and explanation lies on that of the literalist to explain and defend how the Spirit dwells in us literally and apart from the Word. If God chooses to act in a way that transcends what He ha...
by JSM17
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

Luke 3:15,16 15 Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not,16 John answered, saying to all,"I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you w...
by JSM17
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

I will be happy to discuss this further, but I really need someone to define technically how the Spirit could even dwell in us, because it does not logically make sense to me. I think really need someone to describe the manifestation, benefits, symptoms, or features of this literal indwelling. Sinc...
by JSM17
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit ... Word Only?
Replies: 9
Views: 13537

I am certain from scripture that the H.S. never indwells apart from the word, but some have proclaimed that the HS dwells in conjunction with the word. I Guess the dividing line for many is to whether it is an actual, literal indwelling. As you have in Gal. 5 the Spirit leads us, many say it is thro...
by JSM17
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Praying for wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 4639

Praying for wisdom

James 1:5 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. NKJV I have been studying the book of James for about a month now. It has taken me a month just to get through the first chapter. I am amazed at how much there i...
by JSM17
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Death, spiritual or physical?
Replies: 10
Views: 11197

Darrell you said something to me that I have pondered for sometime and have yet to find sufficient scripture for, this to me does not mean it is not true, it is just that I struggle with anything that is yet to be proven to me scripturally. Here is what you said: The person has to be aware of their ...
by JSM17
Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Repentance and Adulterous Relationships
Replies: 14
Views: 22075

Divorce and remarriage have become common as civil law allows no-fault divorce. A husband or wife may dissolve a marriage for almost any grounds and remarry, regardless of the will of their spouse. The result is that many people marry without considering the teaching of the Bible. Is fornication (or...
by JSM17
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: The Guilty Party & Remarriage
Replies: 3
Views: 5871

It is important to take what any man says pertaining to any subject in accordance with the scriptures. A lot of opinions may be trown around, but this does not obligate us to follow them. We should follow God and not man. There are very few reasons for divorce scripturally, Jesus said that originall...
by JSM17
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Death, spiritual or physical?
Replies: 10
Views: 11197

So are we born with this nature? Is this spiritual death imputed onto us in birth or when we sin? If the death is spiritual that is passed on to all men when does this occur?

If we are dead spiritual through Adam, what happens if we die in that position?
by JSM17
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: What is difference between sanctification and justification?
Replies: 1
Views: 4244

What is difference between sanctification and justification?

What is the true teaching (biblical) on sanctification and what is the difference between sanctification and justification?

I have looked into commentaries and word helps, but it is very unclear to me what the scripture teaches about these issues.
Thanks.
by JSM17
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Death, spiritual or physical?
Replies: 10
Views: 11197

I look forward to it! I have been studying calvinism for about two months. I have been in discussion with many who hold to this teaching. I have gone back and looked at Augustine and palagious (sp), Then I look at Arminious and of course Calvin. I do not think that any of these views are fully bibli...
by JSM17
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Death, spiritual or physical?
Replies: 10
Views: 11197

If it is indeed spiritual within the context of those two verses then I walk away thinking that all are spiritually dead in Adam. When did this happen , at birth or when we sin. How does the spiritual deadness of Adam get passed to me? How did the spiritual death pass on to all men? I see that "All ...
by JSM17
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Death, spiritual or physical?
Replies: 10
Views: 11197

Death, spiritual or physical?

Rom 5:12
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned --
NKJV
1 Cor 15:22
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
NKJV

Is it spiritual or physical death that passed on to all men?
by JSM17
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: What was in the cup?
Replies: 1
Views: 4061

What was in the cup?

Matt 26:42 "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done." NKJV There are many ideas and thoughts about what was in the cup. I have my own ideas according to the O.T. of the cup. But some teach that it was a cup of fear, trembling, sorrow, pain, martyerdom. ...
by JSM17
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Salvation before faith?
Replies: 1
Views: 4106

Salvation before faith?

I am not sure if anyone has ever noticed this, but by implication the hard core Calvinist (strong five pointer) must believe that when God bestows his irresistable grace upon the totally depraved elected human being he is saved before faith has occured. One is regenerated by the Spirit before faith ...
by JSM17
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: About Entertainment
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

I have lately asked myself the question "Would I sit down with Jesus and watch this. I have tried to apply this to other situations in my Chrisitan life. I do not force this idea on anyone else, but I really think that T.V. is a waste of time. If we are going to be involved in watching it, then let ...
by JSM17
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Some have been saying that fasting is commanded
Replies: 1
Views: 3503

Some have been saying that fasting is commanded

Some scriptures seem to imply that we are to fast, yet scripture is not very clear about fasting to the point of being able to obey it. What are your thought on it. What should we teach in regards to these ideas? Am I to fast and how do I do it? If not how do I go about telling other about what scri...
by JSM17
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Deaconess
Replies: 1
Views: 4449

Deaconess

I just recently stumbled upon a web site for the church that had in their line up "Deaconesses" I asked them about it and this was their response: Our brother Paul (the apostle) referred to Phoebe (sp) in Romans 16, the word he chose to refer to her is the female for of the same word as its male cou...
by JSM17
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Children of Wrath?
Replies: 7
Views: 9783

I have been for the last week been listening to lecture by Theological seminaries about Calvinism and even have visted a few Baptist churches having discussions with their leaders. Many good points are made, which moves me to study more to make sure that I am in the right. I do not doubt my position...
by JSM17
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Children of Wrath?
Replies: 7
Views: 9783

I did not realize that the word could be used in two different aspects, I will look at the articles and your thoughts on Gal.2:15 are well taken. I will post once I have read the articles and look into this a little more. Thank you very much.
by JSM17
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Children of Wrath?
Replies: 7
Views: 9783

Children of Wrath?

Eph 2:3 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath , just as the others NKJV I compared this with passages like Gal. 2:15, I will not assume what some proclaim it to mean, but ...
by JSM17
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: DEFINITE ARTICLE EPHESIANS 2:8 TRANSLATORS BIAS
Replies: 6
Views: 11204

Thank you sir for your input and your time to look over these things, I agree that the D.A. is not always needed or merited in every instance. Sometimes it should be merited and it is not, I have other scriptures that I am looking into, but this one struck me because of its common use against certai...
by JSM17
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: DEFINITE ARTICLE EPHESIANS 2:8 TRANSLATORS BIAS
Replies: 6
Views: 11204

There does not need to be agreement in gender between the two nouns, "gift" and "faith," in order for the "gift" to be "faith." Nouns never change gender to agree with other nouns. However, agreement in gender is necessary between a pronoun and its antecedent. The demonstrative pronoun will change i...
by JSM17
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: DEFINITE ARTICLE EPHESIANS 2:8 TRANSLATORS BIAS
Replies: 6
Views: 11204

DEFINITE ARTICLE EPHESIANS 2:8 TRANSLATORS BIAS

For years the religious world has been looking at Ephesians 2:8 wrong. It has been used for years to uphold this idea of salvation by our own subjective faith alone. Well just within the last year and a half, I along with another gentleman have been discovering for ourselves the world of untranslate...
by JSM17
Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: drinking wine?
Replies: 20
Views: 26768

I believe there are two possible ways to stop the e-mails, you can go to your profile and click "no" on the preference section that says to notify you when there is a response. I am not sure whether the bottom of the "post a reply" also gives you the option of notification of reply. Hope that helps.