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Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: proxy elders - interim leaders in the absence of elders
Replies: 5
Views: 3377

elders desparately needed

I will offer you some thoughts, though nothing original. 1. God’s plan is for elders to lead the church and have the authority to do so. Deacons are to be appointed. 2. There is no other plan outlined to govern the church. 3. All organizations must have some way to govern the activities of that org...
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: proxy elders - interim leaders in the absence of elders
Replies: 5
Views: 3377

proxy elders - interim leaders in the absence of elders

I have been searching for information regarding the organization of the church when it comes to making decisions that helps or affects the church. I understand the subject on the way it should be governed or the fact that God established a guideline for elders to do so. My question is when there is ...
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Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: need some comforting Bible verses
Replies: 3
Views: 2974

Re: favorite verses of comfort

Wow - I've not started looking at all this yet - but Thanks so much. I know it will be helpfully for me.

Need to go for now - I can't say thanks enough.
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Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: starting to read my Bible again - where should I start?
Replies: 3
Views: 3092

thanks!

Hi, Just a quick note to say "Thanks". You should really be a teacher. The way you explain things -it's just so great. The summary really helped. I was going to start with Genesis. Yes, the reading can be hard to understand and it's good to know the translated versions are as accurate as possible fo...
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: starting to read my Bible again - where should I start?
Replies: 3
Views: 3092

starting to read my Bible again - where should I start?

Hi, I want to start reading the Bible again and maybe this is a good start. http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/readingplans/comprehensive.php or http://dailybiblereading.us/ If you know of something like this or better, please let me know. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. Th...
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: need some comforting Bible verses
Replies: 3
Views: 2974

need some comforting Bible verses

I have recently lost some dear loved ones. When you have some time, perhaps you could pass along some scriptures - that would be a comfort to me - that would be helpful to a fellow believer.
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Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:27 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: 18673

Excellent Video inspired by a little boy's question ! Where's the line to see Jesus ?

http://wheresthelinetoseejesus.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=160 A little boy asked,Where's the line to see Jesus ? Songs by Paul Wilbur Messianic Jew Rabbi Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) John 1:49 King of Israel ! These are some of Paul's new songs from "Desert Rain" The words...
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Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:34 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: 18673

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

Shalom, Was a busy day .After running around then preparing dinner and getting ready for the Sabbath tomorrow. Having guests at 5:00 P.M. this evening well yes It has been busy.Oh in the middle of all this two Mormon Boys knocked at our door.My Husband invited them in .These boys saw our 5 ft Flag ...
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Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:32 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: 18673

Shalom to you and your Family

Shalom m273p15c, Yes I as well have been very busy .We went to the MJAA in Ohio. We saw Paul wilbur live again.The Messianic Worship Music and Song was great and we now have his new CD Desert Rain. Many song that really move people.The Lyrics are wonderful. http://www.wilburministries.com/ The Diam...
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Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: resource recommendations regarding music in the Bible
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

resource recommendations regarding music in the Bible

Hello, I love your site and it will be hugely helpful as I plan a series of 10 study devotionals. My daughter and I will take an educational and performing trip with her Christian school through Prague, Salzburg, and Dresden Germany. The student musicians will benefit from master classes and I would...
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Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

FW: baptism

Dear Brother, I asked a couple of questions to a TV preacher, I would appreciate your comments on them in your next reply. Thank You GOD BLESS Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:00:02 -0700 Subject: RE: baptism To: email From: Another Web-Site email, Thank you for writing. The following is Andrew's commentar...
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Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Binding "non-cooperation" on institutionally minded brethren
Replies: 1
Views: 1896

what do you mean by "non-cooperation"?

First, what do you mean by "non-cooperation"? Do you mean that churches should not cooperate with one another in the work of the church? Tell me a little bit more details. Second, would you try to bind this doctrine upon me? I don't mind giving second thoughts to other things. Believe me I am always...
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Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Is giving a mandated act of worship?
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Is giving a mandated act of worship?

I have a friend who I am studying with- she believes giving as an act of worship is not a command necessarily to be followed. She believes giving is commanded but as far as on the first day of the week that is just an expedient way to give. She contends 1Cor. 16 was written specifically to them unti...
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Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

RE: love

Dear Brother,

Did you give up on me?

GOD BLESS
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

RE: love

Dear Brother, Let me say upfront that I appreciate your time and effort in answering my emails. I have asked questions of other ministers and they pretty much refuse to even give me the time of day. The video I asked you to watch explains most of my concerns about eternal security and it touches on ...
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

RE: love

Dear Brother,

I was not sure if you were planning to answer my last email, if you do answer it would you please watch this video on eternal security first and reply to it. It only lasts 28 minutes.

http://www.touchinglives.org/multimedia ... howVid=305

GOD BLESS
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Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

RE: love

Dear Brother, God took the justice which we deserved and placed it upon Jesus Christ, then showed US mercy, grace and LOVE. Should WE not show and have that same mercy, grace and LOVE on our fellow Christians? YOU [YOUR SECT OF THE CoC] WILL NOT EVEN SHOW OR HAVE MERCY,GRACE AND LOVE ON A SISTER CON...
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Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

RE: love

Dear Brother, Let me grant for sake of argument that you are 100% correct on all points in your last email. I admit I am STUPID when it comes to understanding the Bible and the "hermeneutics" God has designed???? in how we are to interpret Scripture. CAN I STILL HAVE A SAVING RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIS...
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

RE: love

Dear Brother, James3:1-2 says "Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check." I do not claim ...
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Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

love

Dear Brother, Thank you for the reply to my inquiry of the Woods-Cogdill debate. You probably look forward to people asking you questions when they throw you slow softballs like I did on the topic of "COMMON SENSE"! Do you obey 1Cor11:34 which says "If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so tha...
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Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Grace-Unity, Ketcherside, Cogdill-Woods debate, and Eternal Security
Replies: 31
Views: 14276

Cogdill Woods debate

It seems like COMMON SENSE is left out of many matters involving the church. I listened to Cogdill's 1st affirmative on the third night and was quite amazed at Cogdill saying that it was not unusual for Christians on his side to have disagreements among themselves. If they can have disagreements and...
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Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:41 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: 18673

Word meanings

Where did the word " Church " come from ?? I thought this was an interesting article thought I would share with you.
Have a great day !

http://ecclesia.org/truth/ekklesia.html
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Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:59 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: 18673

Rabbi, You are the Son of G-D and King of Israel ! John 1:49

I just wanted to say thank you for your time and comments.We Journey each day to gain more insight about Rabbi Yeshua the Messiah Son of G-D and King of Israel. John 1:49
Take a look at the 1st Century Church of Christ in Jerusalem Israel.

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Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:42 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: 18673

Re: Bible Music NOT the corrupt view of B.Stone & A.Campbell

I am using the term Jewish New testament or Jewish Covenant because it is Jer.31:31 This has not changed just because many jews have not accepted it. No we cannot and must not Judahise the N.T which means try to impose or try and say Gentiles must become Jews.You being a Gentile have been grafted in...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:27 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: 18673

Following the O.T. This COVENANT to us was just a shadow of things to come to us Jews Jer.31:31 HEBREWS a letter to the Messianic Jews, James as well to the Jews!

What do we do with the first covenant ? I am a Messianic Jew. Even with in our ranks people do different things. Yeshua is the fullfillment of everything and the New Covenant is a continuation of the Old. Remember knothing to do with the Gentiles yet.We follow Gods diet but animal sacrifices are no...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:35 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: 18673

Re: Bible Music NOT the corrupt view of B.Stone & A.Campbell

Yeshua was killed during Passover week not the Pagan Ishtar-Easter date on the Roman Calander and spring -Equniox. He was raised on First fruits. He is Messiah our High priest our Yom Yippur he conqured death when he walked out of the tomb.Prier to that he was under the law of Moshe-Moses The New C...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:59 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: 18673

Learn the Jewish Roots of the Christian faith,,It all started with a Jewish Rabbi and 12 Jewish followers ,,,Greeks and Romans took the Church over what went Wrong ?

And in a short span of time 300 years the Church was Killing Jews,,What went wrong ? Read this book and our hands are stained with blood two books every Christian should read,,It will change your life ! You will cry many tears. After reading these books please read "Christianity is Jewish" an excel...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:49 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: 18673

Re: Bible Music NOT the corrupt view of B.Stone & A.Campbell

My Standard is the Holy Bible the tanach and the Ha Brit hadasha Old and New Testament. Our English rendition NKJV is ok with a few exceptions KJV Easter -Ishtar pagan ! Luke 24:1 Jacob(James0 2:2 meeting is used because the Biblical word Synagogue must have sounded to Jewish.One does not have to le...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: How to reach a Calvinist?
Replies: 4
Views: 3015

Re: Calvinism

Shalom ! After reading your response to me I appload your openess ,I as you, want only the truth. I have had bad experence with close minded members of the C of C so your outlook is refreshing.I do believe that the land contract and covenant by G-d to israel is binding todat and forever do to Scrip...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:21 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: 18673

Re: Bible Music NOT the corrupt view of B.Stone & A.Campbell

Really when you have time I would covet your view on each subject.I want truth anything else is a waste of our time. before Calvin was born there was no Calvinistic teaching.before Stone and Campbell the modern day C of C did not exist.If you say you are the C of C at the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecos...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:59 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: 18673

Bible Music NOT the corrupt view of B.Stone & A.Campbell

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph...
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: How to reach a Calvinist?
Replies: 4
Views: 3015

How to reach a Calvinist?

First thank you for your excellent teaching on Calvinism.I have found that many churches have at their core teaching and belief is calvinism.So I want to learn why anyone would beliee this.I have asked many of my friends who attend the Presbyterian and Reformed churches do they believe in Calvinism ...
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Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: How to reach a Calvinist?
Replies: 4
Views: 3015

Calvanism

I seem to be meeting people who attend churches that have their origen from John Calvin. These people have been telling me the Once saved always save teaching.I am aware this started in the15th century by John Calvin how do we teach that this is not what the Bible teaches ? Who do I share with these...
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Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism, Afterlife, Cult Mindset, and Religious Decline
Replies: 3
Views: 3261

Re: Thanks & Questions!

m273p15c....Thanks so much. I will need time to digest all this & wrap my brain around it, but I sincerely thank you for taking the time to sharpen my faith. it is good to be able to ask these things & allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate my understanding to truth. My Pastor & I have been talking a l...
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Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism, Afterlife, Cult Mindset, and Religious Decline
Replies: 3
Views: 3261

Calvinism, Afterlife, Cult Mindset, and Religious Decline

I am so thankful to find your sight. So simple to understand & helpful. I am a Youth Pastor & am seriously just begining to understand the tenets of Calvanism. before I took the position, there was a very inteelgent young man (one of the teen leaders) who was openly Calvanistic & had influenced many...
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Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: The Influence of Questionable Music and Lyrics
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

The Influence of Questionable Music and Lyrics

So I recently became christian again, but I have a question on how God views music and different types. I've never heard of it being a sin to listen to certain songs, but I am curious. I love a few songs just because of how they sound, but the lyrics are what make me wonder. Below are listed some so...
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Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: The Importance of the Baptizer - What if he apostatizes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

The Importance of the Baptizer - What if he apostatizes?

Question: If I was baptize by a pastor whom I later recognize or see with evidences that GOD did not choose to preach the Gospel of Our Lord, JESUS CHRIST, the Gospel that this pastor is preaching, he is not really live by. Will it affect me who was baptized by that kind of pastor?
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Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: congregational voting
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

RE: congregational voting.

Hello,

Thank you so much, I really appreciate the thorough response!! God bless you and your ministry and I will be in touch in the days ahead...
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Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: congregational voting
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

church voting...

I submitted an email a few days ago and I m not sure if you received it. I wanted to know your view on congregational voting, and church boards and if there are any places to find the history of these practices. I cant locate any good resources yet, and do not understand the democratic approach to c...
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Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental music was commanded under the Law of Moses? Where?
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

question

I still don't understand how instruments were part of the law, can you explain that a little more to me? sorry...=D
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Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Instrumental music was commanded under the Law of Moses? Where?
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Instrumental music was commanded under the Law of Moses? Where?

you said that to introduce instruments a commandment from God was required as we see in II Chronicles 29:20-30, but where does it says that the lord authorized the use of instruments on II chronicles 16:1-42 ?
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Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: congregational voting
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

congregational voting

Hello, I am searching the scriptures for clarity concerning congregational voting on leadership and other directive issues for the life of a church as well as who the "board" is in a church. I have always been of the persuasion that elders and deacons would make up a board, but have seen sometimes t...
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: I enjoyed your article on femailes in church leadership
Replies: 1
Views: 1853

I enjoyed your article on femailes in church leadership

I enjoyed your article on females in leadership . I understand that women were not to lead men or teach according to scripture God's word. However how do u explain to other women that are in leadership, when they see names in the bible like Deborah the prophetess, Miriam the prophetess, Anna the pro...
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: typo in article: Elders Bishops and Pastors
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

typo in article: Elders Bishops and Pastors

Typo error in article - Hebrews 13:8 should be Hebrews 13:17.

Love the lay out of your articles and the flow/scriptures, very concise.
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Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvin believed God forced man to sin - Wrong!
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

RE: Wrong

Thank you for your kind and even encouraging words. I don’t consider myself a defender of John Calvin or Classic Calvinism, I was just curious about the original statement made on your website of which now I don’t even recall. So, obviously my interest has run out even before my curiosity was met. S...
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Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvin believed God forced man to sin - Wrong!
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

RE: Wrong

m273p15c, In the interest of accurate information it needs to be said that Calvin as well as Scripture teaches that man has free will, but that will is not beyond the confines of our sovereign God. Your dispute is not with me, or Calvin or even Scripture for that matter, but with God. If your logic ...
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvin believed God forced man to sin - Wrong!
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

Re: Wrong

I think you should elaborate on why such a wrong statement is made in the first place. Calvin did not teach that? But apparently you believe his teaching is contrary to Scripture? Why?

May God help us to have a sincere love of truth,

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Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvin believed God forced man to sin - Wrong!
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

Calvin believed God forced man to sin - Wrong!

"Calvin further reasoned that one of these choices, which God made, is that man would sin. This sin, which God forced man to commit..." This is simply wrong.
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Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism vs. Arminianism - Does any of it really matter?
Replies: 1
Views: 3228

Calvinism vs. Arminianism - Does any of it really matter?

What does it matter whether one believes we are "chosen" or we choose? Ultimately, God is the final judge; He knows our hearts and whether we genuinely accepted Jesus as our Lord & Savior or not. Whether we believe that we are chosen or we choose, does that make a difference how we live out our live...
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Judgement day - fear, insecurity, depression, and assurance
Replies: 1
Views: 2564

Judgement day - fear, insecurity, depression, and assurance

I am so confused about Judgement day. The Bible says we are forgiven if we ask in earnest truly meaning it from out heart & soul & in his HOLY name & our sins are cast as far from the East is to the West...so why do we still have to be judged? Please help me figure this out as I am so very upset & d...