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Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3873

Re: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms

(I will no longer respond or acknowledge your insults for they are of no value to the truth, although they betray your true Nietzschean standard. Likewise, I will not advise you on this again. I pray you come to give it thought eventually.) the worse liar, I didn't insult you, I depicted your idioc...
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Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3873

Re: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms

You have made too many assumptions about me, my beliefs, the Bible, and Christianity to resolve in one response. Pick your strongest argument, and I'll happily focus on that one thought. maybe the Bible already completely destroyed the ability of your brain to think like normal people. Because I di...
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Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how to be filled by holy spirit and speak in tongues?
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

how to be filled by holy spirit and speak in tongues?

God bless for that am really encouraged ,now again another question arises i am eager to be filled by the holy spirit it has been my prayer but i do ask myself how do i know am filled ,like the day of Pentecost they spoke in tongues can i fast and ask the lord to fill me or already i have him since ...
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Thank you thank you thank you! I stayed up all night reading this!
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Gnosticism's influence on Calvinism?

Thanks for the reply :) Yes it's sad, I noticed too when atheists point out faults in calvinism and attribute the cruelity to God... That they couldn't serve that God. Calvinists usually smile in joy because it fits their doctrine, it "prooves" it. It's sort of a catch 22, make something people woul...
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Thank you thank you thank you! I stayed up all night reading this!
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

The importance of understanding Calvinistic definitions

Inquiry in Reference To: [url=http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/romans_9.html]http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/romans_9.html[/url] Thank you thank you thank you! I stayed up all night reading this! I have been struggling with Romans 9 and that is so true about the definitions of words p...
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Thu May 31, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3873

Re: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms

Thanks for the submission. I glanced over your blog, but I think it - in addition to the example argument you provided - repeatedly make the same mistake. You are trying to show an internal inconsistency of Christianity, which is reasonable and fair, thanks for reading, we suggest you to read every...
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Thu May 31, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: being baptized again
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

being baptized again

praise the Lord,i was baptized when i was a teenager but did not understand the meaning of baptism. its only when i fully dedicated my life to Jesus i understood what it means then i was baptized again now the old nature has gone is there any problem with that? God bless
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Thu May 31, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3873

Disproving creationism/creator/God in layman's terms

Inquiry in Reference To: http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/judgement.html Did you know that praying to an all-knowing and all-powerful God is a logical fallacy by itself. Because if God exists and all-knowing, he wouldn’t need his disciples to remind him about anything which he is supposed to ...
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Wed May 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: formatting and language
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

formatting and language

Inquiry in Reference To: [url=http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/devil_origin.html]http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/devil_origin.html[/url] I liked the article that I read about the origins of Satan, but it seems to take the material so literally, that I feel implored to ask the question...
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Wed May 16, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: conquering difficult topics, overcoming discouraging errors
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

conquering difficult topics, overcoming discouraging errors

Just looked through the passages; they gave me a shot in the arm. A girl messaged me yesterday needing encouragement, I may give her some of these thoughts.
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Tue May 15, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: conquering difficult topics, overcoming discouraging errors
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

conquering difficult topics, overcoming discouraging errors

Thank you so much for all of that material; I can't wait to start digging into it. I really can't express how helpful you've been to me, in the few conversations and e-mails we've exchanged. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the issues I have yet to study in depth, and by all the people who are be...
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Tue May 15, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth
Replies: 0
Views: 5979

on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth

I thought this pic of the day is interesting given the story of Noah and the global flood. Relatively speaking, the Earth we live on today does not have a lot of water on it, as this picture attempts to represent. I think this makes God's destruction by the flood in Genesis 7 ever more remarkable. T...
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Mon May 07, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Worship
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Re: Instrumental Worship

Thanks for your reply. I don't think you have quite caught on to the point I was attempting to make. If I use a variation of your example "Tonight, during the worship service, Tommy read Psalm 150". I would then hear Tommy reading instructions for us to praise Him with trumpets, psaltery, harp, timb...
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Sat May 05, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental Worship
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Instrumental Worship

Inquiry in Reference To: [url=http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/music_arguments.html]http://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/music_arguments.html[/url] In your article answering argum,ents for instrumental worship you appear to have confused the words "psallo" and "psalmos". Your argument is b...
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Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: churches of Christ are charismatic?
Replies: 3
Views: 7571

RE: the church

Thanks for the quick response, I appreciate it. I already belong to a local group of believers but it was just interesting to find another group with similar beliefs. It's hard to find a meeting that doesn't have a pastor that is at the head and participates in the Lord's supper on a weekly basis. I...
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Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: churches of Christ are charismatic?
Replies: 3
Views: 7571

churches of Christ are charismatic?

After reading some articles and posts I noticed that the ideas presented were contrary to almost every church group. I haven't read everything but what I've read concerning the roles of men and women, a plurality of elders, and music I agree completely. Since these are not popular ideas I was wonder...
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Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: RE: Church Autonomy
Replies: 2
Views: 5670

Church Autonomy? Apostles had authority over many churches.

"The church is not entirely autonomous" (Eph. 1:20-23). How then was the first century church autonomous when the had the Apostle as God representative? For instance, 1cor. 16:1 the phrase "given order " directly vilate the autonomy of the church.
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Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Praying to the Father - or to Jesus?
Replies: 0
Views: 7421

Praying to the Father - or to Jesus?

1John 5:20 Whom does this verse refer to? If Jesus Christ, why do we then pray to the Father.
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Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Baptism in the name of Jesus - or Father, Son, and Holy Ghos
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

Baptism in the name of Jesus - or Father, Son, and Holy Ghos

Matth.28:19 But the apostle baptize in the name of Jesus Christ only. Acts 2:38; 19:5; Gal.3:27. But churches today got people baptize into the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Who's example should we follow? Thanks for the previous answer.
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Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Contradiction in the Bible - did they hear or not hear?
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

Contradiction in the Bible - did they hear or not hear?

Acts 9:7 and Acts 22:9 shows contradiction which means that the Bible contradict itself
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Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: what stops me
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

what stops me

i have been a fornicator for years and neva benefited me...i am even now hepatitis b positive.i make my minds sometimes to go to GOd..i go get surrender to Jesus, get baptized and all that..my christian life starts but soon finds maself in fornication again...i have a feeling jesus wudnt accept me a...
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Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: "Soft" Calvinism
Replies: 1
Views: 3094

"Soft" Calvinism

Hello I enjoyed this article and it was well written. I have and had many questions concerning election and the origination of a lot of the definitions some give to scriptural terms like predestination (unconditional) etc. I could ramble about a lot of things but to narrow my thoughts down for right...
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Tue May 31, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: can I call my earthly dad, "Father"?
Replies: 0
Views: 7827

can I call my earthly dad, "Father"?

]I found your article on becoming a preacher and found it pretty interesting. The reason I found it was because I was wondering if I was being called to spread the word of God. I've just been having strong feelings about it lately, though personally, I'm too afraid to preach at a church, too many fe...
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Sat May 21, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: attitudes to communion
Replies: 0
Views: 5250

attitudes to communion

Thank you for your articles about taking a biblical approach to communion. I would like to know where there is a biblical basis for ensuring that non-christians do not take communion or for trying to prevent children from doing so. Do these attitudes have any basis in the Bible or are they merely mi...
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Sat May 21, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how did Camping arrive at the May 21, 2011 date for the end
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

how did Camping arrive at the May 21, 2011 date for the end

so how did those prophecies arrive at the 21st may date?
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Tue May 17, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: do we know when God will return?
Replies: 2
Views: 4194

do we know when God will return?

God says no one is know when i coming
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Sun May 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: "Unfortunately?" Instrumental music is unfortunate?
Replies: 1
Views: 1847

"Unfortunately?" Instrumental music is unfortunate?

In the statement that "music is referenced many times throughout the Scripture," the use of the preceding word "unfortunately" indicates that it's somehow negative for the Bible to reference music. Music, mentioned, as stated, "over 1100 times," is clearly important to the Lord, and thus, of great i...
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Wed May 04, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Jehovah wittness
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: Jehovah wittness

Thank you for your infor. it is interesting,,, are you a Jehovah Witness? If I go to Gen. 1:1, 2, 3, is this called the trinity? 1 in the beginning God= FATHER? GOD THE FATHER? 2 The Spirit of God = the Holy Ghost? GOD THE HOLY GHOST? 3 And God said = is the the Son in John 1:1 called the word? GOD ...
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Tue May 03, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Test of salvation - Confidence and security of the believer
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

Re: Test of salvation

Thank you so much for your words. I have been studying them and reading ever scripture over and over. In Heb 12 when it says God is chastening us, does that mean he allows me to be tempted to make me grow, or does it mean he is chastening me when he makes me feel like I am in hell on earth after rea...
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Sun May 01, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Jesus and God
Topic: Jehovah wittness
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Jehovah wittness

I have had different people from the J.W orgination stop by our house,, I said I will be a J.W IF YOU WILL DO ONE THING FOR ME.. TAKE THE WORD GOD,, IN THE NEW TESTAMENT AND PUT HIS OLD TESTAMENT NAME JEHOVAH IN IT PLACE, BUT THEY NEVER COME BACK, WHY BECAUSE THEN THEY HAVE TO SAY JESUS WAS ALMIGHTY...
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Test of salvation - Confidence and security of the believer
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

Re: Test of salvation

Hi. Thank you again for the verses you sent. I have been studying and thinking for the last few days non stop about them, and if I really do believe Jesus can save me from my sins, not in my sins, if I really believe he can make me righteous. I realize I probably unloaded a LOT more than I should ha...
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Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Test of salvation - Confidence and security of the believer
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

Re: Test of salvation

First, thank you for taking the time to study with me. We have no church of Christ chaplain where I am, and I was beginning to feel very alone in my frustration, because of course if I ask any denominational chaplain about it they would tell me to say the sinners prayer. So, thank you. First, about ...
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Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Test of salvation - Confidence and security of the believer
Replies: 6
Views: 4437

Test of salvation - Confidence and security of the believer

Thank you for your article on being assured of our salvation . I found it because after being baptized for the second time and then struggling with sin for another ten years now I found myself reading 1st John and doubting. I made a list and realized I have the same sins now I had then if not more. ...
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Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Romans 9
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Romans 9

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post your wonderful article on Romans 9. I found it to be very enlightening. I've known that Calvinism was illogical for several years but could never get through Romans 9. Thanks again.
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Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Messianic Jews, Instrumental Music, Replacement Theology, and the Distinction between the 1st and 2nd Covenants to the Hebrews
Replies: 25
Views: 18651

Computer

Shalom, We had a wonderful Sabbath yesterday and met with a group of about 70 and shared the Good News of Messiah.The reason I am writing ,our computer crashed and we lost all data that was saved. If you would be so kind as to re-send your questions .please number them so I can answer them in the l...
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Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Messianic Jews, Instrumental Music, Replacement Theology, and the Distinction between the 1st and 2nd Covenants to the Hebrews
Replies: 25
Views: 18651

Shalom

http://www.kkcj.org/ King of Kings congregation Jerusalem Israel http://www.mjaa.org/site/PageServer MJAA Messianic Organization we belong to .Not connected to any local Assembly. Messianic Congregations are Autonomous .Yeshua the Messiah is the Head of every local Messianic Synagogue ( Assembly-co...
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Messianic Jews, Instrumental Music, Replacement Theology, and the Distinction between the 1st and 2nd Covenants to the Hebrews
Replies: 25
Views: 18651

Re: A Study of the 1st and 2nd Covenants to the Hebrews

Shalom, I also am very busy,as a result ofpeople in different countries discussing issues with me as you, and I, are sharing views. I do not argue Religion I share the good news with love. A Baptist preacher once said to me when we were studying ,that he does not add to nor take from.I replied ,Rea...
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: proof for Mormon apostles
Replies: 1
Views: 2358

proof for Mormon apostles

Thoughts about this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBtE5QbcDbU

Thanks for your insight.
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Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: use of your information
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

use of your information

I compose our church bulletin each week and am looking for articles to include as new topics. Do I need special authorization from anyone to copy the bible lesson and articles for this purpose?

Thank you for your help in this matter.
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Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: form of baptism, significance of the baptizer
Replies: 1
Views: 1867

form of baptism, significance of the baptizer

Hello, I've read thru your article on baptism and have found it to be very helpful. Our family is not affiliated with any church organization right now. As believers, can we be baptized by each other, according to scripture? We were all baptized before by sprinkling but I have recently been convicte...
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Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

Dear Brother, I do not cherish or delight in using this word but I find your position in this discussion quite arrogant, it is COME TO MY UNDERSTANDING ON ALL MATTERS OR YOU ARE IN A LOST STATE! Do you have it ALL right, have you ever changed your position on anything, ARE YOU PERFECT??? You said,"...
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Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

Dear Brother, Let me just get to the essentials, I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I repent of my sins not always perfectly and pray for forgiveness when I sin, I confess Christ and am baptized. Then I follow Romans 12:1 and attempt to offer my body as a living sacrific...
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Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

m273p15c, Do you believe the 1st century Christians viewed the NT writings as legal requirements that had to be followed word for word or more like a letter you would write to a child or a child to a parent out of love & concern? You (as far as I can tell) view the New Covenant as a legal contract b...
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Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

Dear Brother in Christ, You seem to believe that the further to the right you are the better off you are, 2Chron34:2 says "He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.", this says you can go to far to the righ...
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Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

I in no way am " assuming the mantle of Judge" I know there is one Judge and He is Jesus Christ, it is your sect of the CoC who JUDGES everyone on every jot & tittle of every verse! Your sect sends missionaries to the outer parts of the world to convert people from a more liberal sect of the CoC to ...
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Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

Dear Brother, First, I would like to thank you for the time you spent in these disscussions. I am going to keep this fairly brief and to the point. We know each others views fairly well. I believe a person MUST believe Jesus is the Savior of the world, repent of their sins, confess Christ & be bapti...
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Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Thank you for articles on instrumental music
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Thank you for articles on instrumental music

Hi! greetings from norway lately I have been praying for some more wisdom in the music-forms many uses today! I grew up in a wery little brotherhood (lutherans), where we did sing the good old simple songs. the later years I have wondered if there is anything wrong to sing songs for God with a band ...
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14255

RE: love

I got through part of what you sent and became a little overwhelmed so I've taken a few days off from
it. I will finish it one of these days. Are you on Facebook?

GOD BLESS
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: proxy elders - interim leaders in the absence of elders
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Elders

I truly appreciate you taking time to answer my question. Actually based on your answer I can see where both scenarios could be fulfilled being that I understand scenario two and did not do a good job at explaining it to you correctly. Hopefully this explanation can help you see better scenario two,...
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: “IS THE SEED STILL IN THE BARN?”
Replies: 0
Views: 6899

“IS THE SEED STILL IN THE BARN?”

“IS THE SEED STILL IN THE BARN?” by R.J. Evans In a number of ways we are living in a unique time in our history. Modern technology is truly amazing. New discoveries are coming on the scene in medicine, electronics, communications, etc. at a rapid pace, but with all the progress that has occurred, ...