MS wrote: It smacks of "The New Perspective of Paul" system that seeks to reinterpret the letters of Paul.
Sister, I can't believe someone other than me has studied the New Perspective of Paul. What heresy. It taught there was no salvation by justification through faith, but justification only was available in some covenant way trough church membership. It basically said Luther got it wrong and poisoned the entire world by making them think that the RCC was a works based denomination. It claimed they were not and also the Jews were not.
Connor wrote: I would also say taxpayers should not have to pay for any religion being taught in the schools, like the religion of evolution.
I like your thought and let me add something that might be controversial. There was a time when folks were annoyed because they stopped prayer in schools. To me that was a wonderful thing because I would want no one teaching or praying with my children except me or someone I approved of. In public schools, parents had no way to monitor or influence who taught our kids what or what they prayed for.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Speak anyhow, when arrested, speak to the jailers, send out letters encouraging believers to speak boldly. And when you're killed in jail for Christ, know that this has been the foundation of the first century church. Preach the word, in season and out of season.
Perfectly said! If we love Christ more than we love the world, the world cannot silence us.
I have always thought that if I lived in a Muslim country, my lifespan would be about 1 hour. I would tell those around me that Mohammed was a false prophet who spoke to demons and he was a murdering pedophile. I think that might do it.
And of course, I would tell them about my loving Savior and God and what He did for mankind.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
To say the writings of Paul teach lawlessness, is to say God teaches lawlessness. Besides unlearned false teachers twist and distort all manner of scripture by many different authors (including that of Peter). Like sister B pointed out, 2 Peter 3:15-17 does not bear this interpretation.
From the news: "A lot of the atheists and some of the secular media were claiming for the last couple of years now, that we're using tax-payer money â€¦ to build the ark," Ham said. "Well, the tourism tax incentive didn't even get approved until this past Monday, so it has nothing to do with building the ark. This is a performance-based incentive, and it's only a rebate on the sales taxes paid within the facility once you open, and it's up to a certain maximum over 10 years."
Even with this, the rebate is of sales taxes that wouldn't even exist without the existence of the Ark. The tourism will be nothing but a plus for Kentucky. People eat, they need places to stay, they go to other places to spend their money, etc.
On top of it all, this is a great physical argument against evolutionism. Why did Noah build an Ark? When did the flood happen? How could all those animals fit? What are the results of the flood? People will ask questions. Seeds of truth will be planted. Many churches have watered down the creation account, which has reduced Christian influence in the culture, which in large part is why we are where we are today. Every farmer knows soil needs preparation before seed can take root. That's the purpose of this Ark.
Marcus G wrote: 1. Paul is the ONLY author of Scripture that we are given a warning about (2 Peter 3:15-17) 2. Through his writings, we can be led into lawlessness
1. Sorry, but 2 Peter 3:15-17 does not say or endorse what you convey. Peter is not warning against Paul, rather he is commending him for his rather intricate insight in the topics he wrote about, or probably he is referring to the doctrinal depth one can bring out from his teachings.
2. Sorry, this is not accurate. His writings on the whole, (with the exception of the book of Romans and Hebrews if you believe he is the author of the later) hold a good 30-40% of reminders, commands and instructing guidelines, against a 40-50% of doctrinal content, besides greetings and other particulars. Most of the guidelines he gives, adhere to the eternal moral law of God, though through the new prism of the fulfilled redemption in Christ. Say what the OT states as 'Thou shall...' Paul states as 'this do â€¦ out of love as new creatures in Christ'.
Examples of this could be multiplied, which we will not bother to include now for the sake of avoiding impertinence
Yawner wrote: Blessings to you Rodney and Mike. I make many mistakes and never thought of clickng the "add new comment" button. Sorry. Now you can understand why Jesus had to save me. I do, at times, cause a lot of problems; even though I am saved from the dominating sin nature. Thoughtlessness can be a besetting scourge. I so want the mind of Christ in every area of my actions. The Lord's thoughts are precious toward me and both of you. "Add New Comment." I hope I can remember that next time. Take care.
Thanks for the comeback, Yawner. Appreciated much. Eph 1:2
Speak anyhow, when arrested, speak to the jailers, send out letters encouraging believers to speak boldly. And when you're killed in jail for Christ, know that this has been the foundation of the first century church. Preach the word, in season and out of season.
The cravenness of sin is a roaring lion.If seeks to devour you. Planned Parenthood is the most evil institution since the final solution brought by the Nazi party. Defund this mess and ban the plan b pill it is a cancer causing death camp in a blister pack.
MS: I've listened to the Jason Cooley sermons. It sounds all very straight forward doesn't it! However, he argues against things that are clearly so unbiblical - I don't hold to any of the beliefs he says people do (And don't know any others that do). They are straw man arguments.
G'day Dave. The warning is much appreciated. It's taken me ten years to come to the point I have, and I've tried to be so careful not to follow the wrong path (I've got a wife and eight kids that I don't want to lead astray also)!
Interestingly, Paul is the ONLY author of Scripture that we are given a warning about (2 Peter 3:15-17). Through his writings, we can be led into lawlessness. I have discovered that there is another way to read much of Paul's writings that holds true to *all* of Scripture, rather than just the NT portion.
I know it all sounds a little like heresy, and that's why it's taken so long to work through. The whole Bible fits together so much better.
Dave wrote: Brother Marcus. Gal, col, Romans, these epistles written by Paul, to already saved are stark warnings not to go back to the ways of the law, brother I beg you understand, This term to return to Jewish roots, dangerous business. Not according to me bro, according to Paul the apostle. Lord bless. Dillon did you choose God or did he chose you my brother? Please reply in love not hate, I'm not trying to bring about an argument. Just a question?
Dave Let's see how well you can can defend Sunday as the LORDs Day and present a fine argument to poor beguiled Dylan. Afterwards look up the Daily Mirror article on Wasteland Weekend. It's a celebration of Mad Max movies in a Nevada Desert.
Outsider wrote: Few realize that Jesus was constantly opposed by those that claimed to be of Abraham's seed. He rebuked them more than any other group. Why? Also, he indicated by his question to Nicodemus that this TEACHER should have known of the new birth. Why? The new birth is essential to have a relationship of justification, sanctification, and absolute, future glorification of the people. They hear the Shepherd's voice and are known by him. Others have their ladders leaning against the wrong building. No flesh profits NOTHING. Nada.
A two-part series on the Hebrew Roots Movement is addressed by Jason Cooley here on SA. January 2015.