Lurker wrote: Ok, thanks. I see your perspective now as well. What if Paul was not mistaken when he said he was alive without law and blameless? After all, he didn't admit he was mistaken about these claims. Nor can scripture contradict itself.
On the contrary bro, he did claim to have been mistaken about his former claims. When he was a Pharisee he had a whole list of things he gloried in, genealogy, keeping law faultless, circumcision etc. He later called it all "dung". Now,
Romans 7:9 KJV (9) For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
Did Paul experience a spiritual death when "the commandment came"?
He was born dead.
If people are not born dead, they have no need of the new birth, they already know God, they have no need to be reconciled to God. Now...
Paul says, "I was a good man, I obeyed God perfectly, I was a Benjamite (elect), I was very learned.."
Was he a good man?
People say this sort of thing all the time in testimony: "I was an upright citizen, never killed anyone, went to church, said my prayers, faithful to my wife...."
‚ÄúI‚Äôm not opposed to the Ten Commandments. The first sermon I ever preached was on the Ten Commandments. I just opposed to it being on public property.‚ÄĚ - Prescott
Lisa, I skipped over the article, but read it after noticing your comment. Now, isn't that interesting! Just surprised to see someone in his position being the voice screaming for constitutional justice on this particular matter.
Great Sermon! 1 Cor 1:21 "For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." I am so thankful, and in prayer give thanks, for hearing what the world thinks of as foolishness, but to me, a sinner-saved by grace, it is the power of God.
Thank you Christipher000 if RI, When I was younger I worked in a sporting goods store and sold duck decoys, ammo, shot guns and hunting and fishing licsences , etc to sportsman and hunters alike. But now a days the cost and urbanization has made that hobby or lifestyle very expense and the " passage" from father to son is in many cases a thing of the past. Gun ownership in my family was a rite of passage for boys becoming men. Our country doesn't make boys to men. We just have large grown boys raised by mothers abandoned by fathers, who themselves are big boys wearing baggy shorts and caps worn backwards.
How shall I know where to go to the bathroom? How can I know whether I‚Äôm male or female? Can I trust what my parents told me? How did they know what to put on the birth certificate? Am I male in body but female in mind and soul? Or, how many genders are there to choose from? I was born this way, but I‚Äôm confused! If I marry a woman they call me heterosexual, and if it‚Äôs a man I marry, I‚Äôm gay. If I want more than one wife, I‚Äôll be labelled polygamist. Well, does it make a difference if I marry many women or many men? Am I polygamist either way? But then, is it alright if I then decide I would like to unite with some of each? Now too, what will I be labelled as if I marry my dog, or dogs? There are too many options! Wa-a-ay too many choices and not enough titles. What am I? LGBTIQ‚Ä¶.U? (U ‚Äď unknown or undecided) I think I‚Äôll go back to what is stated on my birth certificate. It feels right! God still makes them like he did in the beginning; male or female. By the grace (and for the glory) of God I am what I am.
Mourner wrote: 1Co 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you,
1Co 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 1Co 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 1Co 14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Joking a bit
"thelo de pantas humas lalein glossais" transliterated Greek above is: 1 cor 14:5a "I would that ye all spake with tongues "
but the basic breakdown is "The British are worried about speaking only English. At the start of a new academic year this week primary schools began to teach mandatory language extras for the first time" etc. ends with the idea "Young people entering the labour market sans skills employers need lose opportunities in the job place and the world."
seems like Spanish should be growing faster than Arabic in the U.S.
btw I always quote 14:8 in reference to praying LOUD enough for people to hear in a public setting.
1Co 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 1Co 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 1Co 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 1Co 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 1Co 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 1Co 14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Thank you! Thank you for uploading your sermons. I've been blessed to hear many of your sermons. My heart is joyful that there are still a few churches (such as yours) that teach the true word of God without twisting it, nor omitting huge chunks of the bible (as the "replacement theologists" do). The fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of wisdom... yes, God is love... but we must BEGIN with the fear of the Lord to ever grow in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord. Amen! Great Sermon!
John UK wrote: Morning bro. I think I see now where you've gone with this. But... Romans 5:12 KJV (12) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Ok, thanks. I see your perspective now as well. What if Paul was not mistaken when he said he was alive without law and blameless? After all, he didn't admit he was mistaken about these claims. Nor can scripture contradict itself.
First, the text states "death" passed on all for "all" had sinned. And "death reigned from Adam to Moses." It does NOT say all were dead. That could not happen until sin was imputed by God by means of the law. For an understanding of that I refer you to 2 Cor 3:7.
I'd like to continue my thoughts but I'm out of time for now. Perhaps what separates us is not so much what the soul being spiritually dead means but when it happens..... at imputation.
For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
For Jews, I believe imputation came when the commandment came, all were blinded.
Dave's not Here wrote: Why not change the definition of what a Bathroom is? That way anyplace to go will be acceptable.
In an assembled group of ministerial students and missionaries those returning were sharing with those purposing to travel internationally the different customs of nations less influenced by the Christianity of the west. Your comment says it is getting so dark that the truth is rising in the east and setting it the west.
May the Lord gather his people east and west by initiating his effectual call or returning to the nations the Light of the World and true peace given only by Jesus Christ; Lord of lords and King of kings, by subduing all his and our enemies with the glorious gospel of the hope of eternal life and true peace on earth, until he comes to judge the quick and the dead at his return.
Los j√≥venes, se enfrentan a entrar al mercado laboral "sin las habilidades que los empleadores necesitan", las empresas, "pierden oportunidades en el extranjero", y el pa√≠s, "pierde pie en el mundo como resultado de no conectar efectivamente con otros pa√≠ses y culturas". "
thoughts wrote: If God had not created death as an inherited sin then the planet would be a little overcrowded by now.
After reading your post and a couple that followed I remembered the word you used 'inherited' and I recall being corrected in a sermon that the word was imputed. Just as Adam's guilt was imputed to his posterity as their Federal head, so Christ as the second Adam imputed his righteousness, not only to cover our imputed guilt and spiritual death in his innocence and life, but our actual sin as well having propitiated God's just and due wrath and imputing his life, grace and power over our remaining corruption even our sanctification as his members, the Father's adopted children who are justified freely by his grace. 1 Peter 1:2-5
I agree, Wayfarer. I have no problem with extremely strict gun control laws with deep background checks, and even psychological evaluations prior to ownership being required. Problem is that we never know what's in someones head or what they're potentially capable of so there will always be risk involved. I think if every single gun owner could be trusted to use gun locks or safes with every weapon, this would cut down on gun related deaths as well. Again, and ad nauseum, but taking away all guns from law abiding citizens will still leave the thugs arsenal intact.
the Counting vs Gematria prompted me to pull out my 'Defender's Study Bible: by ICR founder Henry M. Morris
I found the above link after looking at his appendix 18 that is pretty much the same as the online link.
It is page 1586 of this commentary, and the very last Index: never really focused on it much, but Morris' caution: "Any such "spiritualizing" interpretations, whether based on numerology or typology or anything else, are not sound hermeneutics. Numbers in the Bible should never be used to prove or even to intimate any point of doctrine. The same caution should be observed in connection with any other structural phenomena in the Bible (types, first mentions, etc.)."
seems to be a good stopping point:
I think Hoggard, Kelly etc. tend toward showing divine structure when commenting on this widely noted phenomenon.
That Ivan Panin stuff below is a quantum leap beyond what you could do with the simple software that Pastor Mike uses.
Hoggard says the intricate design of DNA is like that of the Word: don't mess with transhumanism-DNA is finely balanced.
Again another reminder of the great debt owed to Christ for all that he has done and is doing on behalf of his members; visible and invisible.
I can say in hinds sight:
Psalm 32:6-11 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
I was given a Companion Bible years ago with a number of other variously sound books. The Lord taught me what I needed to know and protected me from what I didn't. He still does. How much he does for me! how much I owe in loving response to such mercy and grace!
What a Savior! who pities his sheep, Jehovah Roi. Learned that from CB.