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by phelps
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: expediency
Replies: 5
Views: 11755

I have often told my parents and my wife my brain acts faster than my mouth or in this case my fingers. You may not be advocating the following idea, but it is common to use "expediency" as a means of "trumping" all other forms of authority. In other words, if one judges something to be "beneficial"...
by phelps
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: expediency
Replies: 5
Views: 11755

Sorry it has taken me so long to write back. Let me clarify something that I wrote. If it is generic then he gives us freedom to follow that command by any means as long as it does not go against any other command he has given. Example. We are all commanded to teach. Men and women. Women can teach c...
by phelps
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: phelps
Replies: 0
Views: 6130

phelps

Where did you grow up? Louisville, Ky How did you come to be interested in spiritual things? I have always been interested in God and his church. I have been a baptized belliver since I was 16. I am now going on 31 Do you have any affiliation to a particular church, person, document, etc.? I am a me...
by phelps
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Implications of Thief on the Cross: Saved by Faith Only?
Replies: 70
Views: 95764

Luke chapter 23 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds des...
by phelps
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Implications of Thief on the Cross: Saved by Faith Only?
Replies: 70
Views: 95764

First off, I am not angry or mad. I understand how it can be frustrating on how the theif being saved is used as faith only. I did not imply that is an acceptable way for us to approach the cross. What I meant to say is that Jesus told the theif he would be in paradise with him. If Jesus wanted to d...
by phelps
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Implications of Thief on the Cross: Saved by Faith Only?
Replies: 70
Views: 95764

you are one angry individual
by phelps
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Implications of Thief on the Cross: Saved by Faith Only?
Replies: 70
Views: 95764

I would like to put my thoughts in. I have not read every post, but I have read enough to add to the confusion. :) Jesus is God. If wants to save someone he can. If he said it then it will happen. Here is the important point I feel we need to make sure of. The new covanent was not in place until the...
by phelps
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: instruments and spirtual music played or sung in the home
Replies: 7
Views: 14504

what i am trying to say is that the greek def of psalmos allows for mechanical instruments. Both greek word psalmos and psallo is used in this passage. In my previous message I felt that it was not forbidden, just not used due to the persecution of the church. It would be the same as a church in Chi...
by phelps
Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: expediency
Replies: 5
Views: 11755

expediency

I have posted a couple of formums with some great feedback and I have felt that what I am trying to look at is things that are expedient and how the church differs in determining what is expedient. I have been studying and have come to understand this. God means what he means. If he says it do it. I...
by phelps
Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: instruments and spirtual music played or sung in the home
Replies: 7
Views: 14504

I hope then you help me with this. for example Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in [b]psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and sp...
by phelps
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: social gospel and fellowship halls
Replies: 2
Views: 7561

social gospel and fellowship halls

I know this is a subject that some are passoniate about. Here are a few questions. Why do you belive that this is wrong or right for the church to be social? Excluding Paul fussing at the Corinthians for abusing the Lord's supper, what makes eating with each other after worshiping wrong? If the chur...
by phelps
Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: instruments and spirtual music played or sung in the home
Replies: 7
Views: 14504

I am adding this because I do not feel by looking at the greek definitions that instrumental music is forbidden. I know that historically the new testament church did not use instrumental music in worship. My studies have lead me to believe that the church did not use such things because it did not ...
by phelps
Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Silence of the scripture
Replies: 3
Views: 9742

Silence of the scripture

Where does silence in scripture forbid certain items that is used by the church to further the spread of the gospel. Examples are youth ministries (with youth ministers), youth rallies, gyms, eating in the building, helping orphanages, music in worship. There is no passage of thou shalt not have, or...
by phelps
Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: division and inference
Replies: 3
Views: 9491

Thank you for your reply. I do not feel I was "jumped on". I feel that my post was more that likely to open ended and was to broad. I feel in order for you to understand my last post I need to explain the reasoning for it. To paint you a picture of myself, I have been worshiping with same congregati...
by phelps
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: division and inference
Replies: 3
Views: 9491

division and inference

I am a member of the church and have been studying God's word. The question I am putting out is the determining of authority. I understand direct commands and apostolic examples. The question I have is the "inference". It seems to me this can be really end up to be only a matter of opinion. Case in ...