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Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism and Reformed Theology - A "different gospel"?
Replies: 5
Views: 3973

Re: Calvinism

m273p15c. I see. I think that there two variants on this because James White seems to state that man has no free will whatsoever and God chooses on whomever He chooses. But I understand the deeper assumption. Essentially, the calvinist believes that God can do whatever He wishes and that God imposes...
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Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism and Reformed Theology - A "different gospel"?
Replies: 5
Views: 3973

Re: Calvinism

thank you for encouragement and I agree with you that the scriptures is the truth to set a person free. And coming from love is important as Jesus taught. As I understand Calvinist doctrine, the belief rests on the following points: 1) Man has no free will. 2) After the fall, mankind is totally depr...
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Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism and Reformed Theology - A "different gospel"?
Replies: 5
Views: 3973

Calvinism and Reformed Theology - A "different gospel"?

I have only recently understood what Calvinism is and Reformed theology. Your site has really good information on the problems with Calvinist teachings. Do you think that Calvinist teachings preach a different Gospel? A different Jesus? The more I read about the teachings of Calvinism and its assump...
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Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinistic beliefs re salvation by grace
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Calvinistic beliefs re salvation by grace

Good day! I am hoping that you can help me. You see, I found this really great website (or so I thought?), and in their statement of faith, they say they believe that salvation is strictly by grace, however, when I reviewed their section on Evangelism, I found that they recommended Ray Comfort (who ...
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Genesis 3:1 - nature and form of "The Beast", or serpent
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

Genesis 3:1 - nature and form of "The Beast", or serpent

I have heard it taught, and I am having difficulty with it, that the beast of the field could actually speak or and that it moved about from an upright position as man. Also taught that when cursed by God, that it was not made to move about on its belly but made to walk in the fashion of apes or mon...
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Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: Is Tithing Applicable in New Testament?
Replies: 1
Views: 2041

Is Tithing Applicable in New Testament?

I have a question. Tithing was a common practice in the old testament, and even then people tithed with food and harvests as opposed to money. What is the role of tithing in the context of the new testament and is it still applicable?
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Mon May 17, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism (Reformed Faith) is not logical, and that's OK!?
Replies: 3
Views: 2998

RE:Calvinism/Reformed Faith

Hello Thanks for writing back... Please forgive me for assuming that we were both assuming that scripture is the final authority. I personally take a presuppositional approach to apologetics... The problem with your polemic is that when you quote "Calvinism" you are not quoting and referencing in co...
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Sun May 16, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism (Reformed Faith) is not logical, and that's OK!?
Replies: 3
Views: 2998

Calvinism (Reformed Faith) is not logical, and that's OK!?

Hello I happened to notice your comments about "Why you are not a Calvinist" I appreciate your zeal but my friend, please spend more time in study of the principles of the Reformation. I personally find it a tremendous blessing and comforting to know that God left NOTHING to "chance" or up to ANY pe...
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Tue May 11, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Use of Musical Instruments - how far does silence reach?
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

Use of Musical Instruments - how far does silence reach?

Hi Just read your article that suggests instruments shouldnt be used in Church worship. Well thought out, and helpful for what I was looking into. I am a musican and feel God can use the music I play to help others to sing. One question, you mention as one of the reasons not to have instruments is t...
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Tue May 11, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Last living apostles and prophet? John?
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Re: Apostles

Thank you for all the information it will be a great help. I am sure that you will hear from me again. May God bless you for what you are doing for God's glory.

Thanks
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Tue May 11, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: Last living apostles and prophet? John?
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Last living apostles and prophet? John?

This passed Sunday I mentioned in my message that there were know apostles or prophets today. I said, "John was the last living apostle and prophet" I have always preached that to be an apostle one must be an "eyewitness of the resurrection" what is your comments on this.

Thanks and God Bless!
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Mon May 03, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: The mighty mind of 'The Outstanding Anti-Calvinist'.
Replies: 1
Views: 2008

The mighty mind of 'The Outstanding Anti-Calvinist'.

A poem borrowed: He's looked at Calvin from both sides now, From in and out and still somehow It's [to some] clouds, illusions he recalls; He really does not know Calvin, or himself At all. Let me share a couple thoughts that may allow you to know Calvin, and yourself, a bit better. A good, proper s...
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism in my witnessing group and dishonest sources
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

RE: Calvinism in my witnessing group

m273p15c, Thanks for the response. I do have a question. Many of my friends think this is not a non-essential issue because we "preach the same Gospel." I am trying to tell them that if you change something about God's character you have "another Jesus", and therefore, the Gospel you tell a sinner i...
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Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Calvinism in my witnessing group and dishonest sources
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

Calvinism in my witnessing group and dishonest sources

Hello. Its nice to see a critique of Calvinism on your website. Its becoming more and more difficult to find people who speak out against it. I have a ministry, where we witness to the lost. I am not a Calvinist and for the last year its been bothering me how Calvinistic teachings are creeping into ...
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Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Confused - Are you teaching we can lose our salvation?
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Confused - Are you teaching we can lose our salvation?

As was implied by John, knowing that we have eternal life is closely related to our continued belief in Jesus (I John 5:13); therefore, it is critical that we establish a firm basis for justifying assurance in our own salvation; otherwise, we may truly lose that which we fear to have already lost.(Q...
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Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: forgiveness for teen pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 1682

forgiveness for teen pregnancy

i need prayer again. i found out this week that i'm pregnant, and i need to be uplifted. i am praying for the baby to be ok, and for me to have faith to know it's going to be ok. i'm just scared of losing this baby, i've wanted this for so long. thank you. and by the way, do you know of any website ...
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Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: infant baptism
Replies: 5
Views: 3873

Re: baptism

hehe thnx ..tats gonna take awhile :)
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Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: infant baptism
Replies: 5
Views: 3873

Re: baptism

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Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: forgiveness and overcoming habitual sins
Replies: 5
Views: 3996

Fwd: forgiveness

thank you. i know i still have a ways to go, but this seems to help. i am requesting prayer from everyone i know, but it's embarrassing for me to explain why, so i can't explain this to just anyone. i am trying to get more involved in church and reading so that i will be immersed with god's word in ...
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Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: are elders required in the church?
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: elders in the church

I agree and I do want to find a church that practices what the scripture says I in no way want to or need to put down the c of c or any other church..... we need in church and government to get back to doing the right things in all our areas of life. I do want to continue to search and learn.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: are elders required in the church?
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: elders in the church

I read this article before I emailed you. I graduated from a COC college.. I took Bible every day, I truly believe that Churches need and should have plurality of leadership. I regret having to tell you, but I am somewhat discouraged with what I am seeing with a lot of Churches. I am currently tryin...
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Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: are elders required in the church?
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

are elders required in the church?

I want to learn and relearn Biblical teachings on the need and Biblical reasons why we have elders and if this is a requirement.
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: forgiveness and overcoming habitual sins
Replies: 5
Views: 3996

Re: forgiveness

i'm 20-25.
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: forgiveness and overcoming habitual sins
Replies: 5
Views: 3996

forgiveness and overcoming habitual sins

i feel like i am doomed to hell. i have been raised in a christian environment all my life, and am saved, however i have premarital sex frequently. i have tried to stop, but keep struggling . i may go for a while but then i fall again. i know it's wrong, but i'm really struggling here. i am afraid g...
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: infant baptism
Replies: 5
Views: 3873

infant baptism

is child baptism wrong?
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Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bible Class Idea
Replies: 1
Views: 2828

Bible Class Idea

The study is called "Mark Your Bibles" and you can download the pdf online (free): http://www.padfield.com/acrobat/asher/mark-your-bible.pdf Basically, the way the study works is that it goes through different "why we believe what we believe" topics and it takes you through the Bible, exploring each...
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

God is unexplainable and unsensable. But to get the experience please read the book by Eckhart Tolle "A New Earth". You know that it is experience of God when you experience it, you actually have had that experience already some fleeting moments, lasting microseconds... and most probably you was not...
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

Hi m273p15c, I do indeed understand your point. You believe that God cannot be understood, only felt. I never said anything about feelings at all. Thoughts, feeling - are works of brain & body. The experience of God is another thing. And I say experience because that is the best word I can use for i...
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

I found these scriptures for you from Bible:

"the carnal mind is an enemy of God" (Romans 8:7)

"To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace" (Romans 8:6)

Peace,
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

Hi m273p15c, You would have a point, IF my God was my invention and original conception, or that of some man. Therein lies your assumption. As long as you talk and think aboutGod - it does exist as a concept for you , not orginal - but inherited concept in your head (I assume from from Bible studies...
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

Can you give me a thought which is not an abstraction? Thought is a form, it is finite in order to be comprehensible. God is infinite, can something finite describe something infinite? When I say "ice cream" - is it the same as eating ice cream? No, "ice cream"is an abstraction of a real ice cream, ...
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

God is beyond any thought...and cannot be proved by any thought...

Thought is an abstraction... - God is a reality.

Got it?
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Shalom!

m273p15c, As this is again leading into further discussions of a "cat and mouse" nature, I won't allow my wife to become subject to this debate. We have given you all the resources and links you should need in our previous emails. Now we leave you to further study and revelations. May peace be with ...
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: hi

Thank you for a prompt response, I want to ask you a question : Is desire - a desire if you don't label it "desire"? Or is it something that You are witnessing and labeling "desire" for convenience? Is God a God if you don't label it "God"? Or what is it if you don't give it a certian name...? Is Tr...
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Re: Lord's Supper

Shalom, Haha, this is the "crazy" lady again, :-) .... No offense taken by the way, I am sure we do come off that way in your eyes....in fact, I woke up this morning, not knowing you had emailed again, thinking about the email exchanges and how I didn't feel I really made myself clear. Okay, first l...
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Evidences and Apologetics
Topic: Experiencing God (Buddhism)
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Experiencing God (Buddhism)

Thanks for taking it to online - seeking of truth. The truth is that we are all running from it, trying to 'seek' it or find it some time in the future. To have something we can believe in it. To build yet another mind structure based on things written in bible. How about looking into yourself witho...
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Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Baptism does not SAVE
Replies: 8
Views: 5713

Re: Baptism does not SAVE

m273p15c, as to the examples I listed, emotional or not, the deathbed confession happens all to often...my pastor alone has seen more than his share.. I also believe baptism is important but not for the same reason you do. Go told us to Go Ye Therefore and Baptize...that alone makes it important.. t...
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Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Re: Lord's Supper

m273p15c, My husband is honoring the scripture to wipe the dust of his feet of those who refuse to listen to YHWH's truth, but, as he has shared these emails with me I am going to respond this once and will not go back and forth with you, as it is clear that your desire is to "teach" and not learn....
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Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Re: Lord's Supper

I have only short words for you dearest m273p15c, I am truly sorry for your soul... Keep in mind your proof text, Matthew 5:17-19 . If I can prove that just one command (even one jot or tittle) of the law is done away, what do we know? All is fulfilled! Or, heaven and earth has passed away, which ha...
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Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Baptism does not SAVE
Replies: 8
Views: 5713

Re: Baptism does not SAVE

So does that mean that those who accept Christ (and we know only Gods knows for sure) on their deathbeds are doomed to Hell because they wouldn’t have time to be baptized..? And what about babies that die before they are baptized do they go to hell as well? Let's suppose that a person, under the con...
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Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how do I become an Evangelist, since I am one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Re: Evangelist

I know that I was call by GOD to be a prophet and a minister their is no mistaken in my caiiing think you for your help
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how do I become an Evangelist, since I am one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Re: Evangelist

I was also call to be a minster.
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how do I become an Evangelist, since I am one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Re: Evangelist

I was frist call as and Prophet later not so longer ago I found out that I was also call to be a minster I've been told sence God has call me to do both of these then I'm a evangelist I'm jest trying to work yhing outin my own mine.
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Baptism does not SAVE
Replies: 8
Views: 5713

Re: Baptism does not SAVE

Grace is the unmerited favor of God....its not something we earn, as we cannot ever "earn" anything from God..he gives it to us freely because of his great love for us. Without Faith that God exists, would the saints have been saved..is God going to save anyone who does not believe in him..?.. The S...
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Re: Lord's Supper

Ok m273p15c, I'll play this little game of "hide the truth and seek the false" with you if you so desire. May it all bring praise and glory to God as you discover the truth... 1. I totally agree with your examination that Yeshua's words were indeed qualified, however, I believe you fail to see just ...
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Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Holy Spirit, Apostles, and Miracles
Topic: how do I become an Evangelist, since I am one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

how do I become an Evangelist, since I am one?

How do I go about to become a evangelist do I need to know because I jest found out that I'm one.
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Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Sin and Salvation
Topic: Baptism does not SAVE
Replies: 8
Views: 5713

Baptism does not SAVE

Romans 10:9-10 & 13: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation...For whosoever shall...
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Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Re: Lord's Supper

m273p15c, So sorry I haven't gotten back with you lately! I've been very busy attending to matters of a personal nature. I read your article on "Old and New Testaments" ....what can I say? You are very well deceived! To believe that "Christ" did away with the "Old Testament" is certainly a foolish v...
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Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Hermeneutics and Bible Authority
Topic: Natzarene Jews and Modern Binding of the Old Jewish Covenant
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

Re: Lord's Supper

Brother m273p15c! It will be my pleasure to "change gears" for a while :) It will take me a couple of days to gather some stuff I'd like you to look at... Let's start out with a thought or two...If you'll agree that we are to "...walk as Yeshua walked..." Yeshua was a Jew...(he was NOT a "christian"...
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Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Total inherited depravity
Replies: 3
Views: 2499

Re: Total inherited depravity

I think I am much-much farther away from Calvin than you know ! What brought this on is recent conversations with some Christians that I very much appreciate that were using scripture to support points that from my reading of scripture were way off. Calvin couldn't possibly be absolutely wrong on ab...