Sounds to me like those Bishops are doing all they can to keep their little club from being exposed again. I'm assuming this met with the approval of the Pope himself so I really have to wonder if his silence is being forced by some means because I just don't see him being.okay with this otherwise.
Ditto Jim. We know we have God's word, we know it's infallible, it's been preserved in the Holy Bible. Any discoveries are guaranteed to be in harmony with our scripture, else it's authenticity would surely come into question, Ey brother Jim. :-)
Even I can't get to worked up about this one. The Dead Sea Scrolls are more interesting. Exactly why they think all modern Old Testaments depend on this particular translation, the reason isn't really given. Wikipedia has an interesting account of it, however, and it might even be described as a "fun" read. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleppo_Codex (Aleppo Codex).
Highly Instructive Survey The Bible Surveys are invaluable, much better than reading an outline first because Dr Hammond brings in years of experience as both an evangelist and a church historian, adding much relevance to our current times.
I don't understand how or why so many people are against these saints of God. If the Spirit is alive and in them, WHICH HE IS, then it only makes sense that so many people would hate and persecute them for righteousness sake. Blessed are those persecuted for the name of Jesus. This article is just a fruit of their following Christ.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Rick. Excellent development of Moses lifting up the Serpent in the wilderness. Like all "men" who are saved by grace by Our Triune God, you have helped us to see CHRIST in all the scriptures.
sf from tx wrote: Sc, I once had a sodomite complain to me about a restaurant that asked a sodomite couple to leave because that restaurant was for families (meaning children were there) and the owner felt the couples display of affection (one had his hand on the others thigh) was inappropriate. This made the local news. The sodomite, that complained to me, biggest issue was that normal couples could get away with the same display of affection. Personally, I think acts as such should be left behind closed doors. Just drives home the point you're making with double standards. The sodomites are very aware of this and find it hypocritical.
Good point, sf, especially near the end of your comment.
"Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4).
"To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed" (Titus 2:5).
The church of Rome claims apostolic succession from Peter. All succeeding popes, they claim, sit in the seat of Peter and possess his authority granted by Jesus: "feed my sheep" (John 21:17) and the keys of the kingdom of heaven giving authority to bind and loose (Matt 16:19). Hence, the authority to forgive sin which Peter never did.
Indeed, Peter was granted a charge and, along with the rest of the Jews, held the keys for a time. But all that was taken away when the kingdom of God was taken away and given to a people bringing forth the fruit thereof (Matt 21:43); Gentiles.
Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles and to him was committed the gospel of grace (kingdom of God). He preached where Christ had not been named lest he build on another man's foundation (Rom 15:20). That other man was Peter, the apostle to the circumcision, and the other foundation was the Mosaic Law.
Paul preached to the Jews first then the Gentiles. He instructed all to remain in the state of their calling; circumcised or uncircumcised (1 Cor 7:17-20). He also taught the gospel of grace is of no profit to the circumcision (Gal 5:1-6). They are a debtor to do the whole law.
Apostolic succession from Peter has significant baggage that the church of Rome has never taken ownership of.