Pursuit of Truth, So...Peer, who is a supporter of the British Humorist, I mean, Humanist Association and who professes to be a "free thinker" would like to restrict others from the choice of being a Christian? Anyone see the irony here? Does this guy or any other so-called "free thinker" truly have any credibility?
JoJo, you would do well to redirect your anger at dispensationalist to your hatred of the Jewish people. Look in the New Testament at passages like Matthew 2:2,6; Luke 2:32; Acts 11:19; Romans 1:16; 3:1,2; and Romans 9-11 (see 11:18) and note our Lord's attitude toward the children of Israel. You cannot say it was spiritual Israel because in most cases the passages speak of unbelieving (National) Jews. You can't term them judiazers because they are not making an effort to convert Christians to the Jewish religion .
You lump all American churches into one group and obviously ignore many who post here who don't believe in dispensationalism and don't like Jewish persecution of Christians.
To the Maybe poster the correct spelling is missile.
Nicely put,Christopher as was it with Mike. God isn't a killjoy and He cares so much for us. Christopher, you may be the only Christian that your wife will know. No matter what the outcome, if you abide in Christ, you can be sure that the benefits of staying will always outweigh the consequences of leaving. Of course, we don't obey God for the reward but because we love Him. We'll never know what may have happened if we lose heart and run. Keep persevering!
Harrold Lindsell wrote a book many years ago called "The Battle For The Bible" in which he traced the liberalization/downgrade of the major protestant denominations to the new pastors coming out of seminaries which did not teach the inerrancy of the Word of God. We are seeing that fruit!
Francis, the talking "pope" (hoggardism) stated: "Clerics must also apply ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs. ..." If only he would try out the blueprint in the real Bible. Then they wouldn't need "relevant, new" methods. It's really so simplistic: Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
SteveR wrote: Only in dispensationalism is Hitler a man raised for a divine purpose. To authentic Christians, Hitler is just another example of fallen man
I am definitely NOT a Dispy.
Lets have a look at the intricate detail GOD observes : Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
So if the tiny sparrow is considered by GOD then all mankind individually has a part to play in GOD's purpose and design.
Hitler was not allowed by GOD to be completely independent of Omniscience and omnipotence any more than SteveR is.
Your personal image of GOD appears to be human and insignificant as if you don't know HIM that well. HE is the creator of the universe and every detail within it. What happens on earth is either allowed by GOD or ordained by GOD.
WCF 3/1 "God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass"
Rom 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth."
'Do not give them a loaf of bread, covered with an inedible, impenetrable crust, fossilized by three and a half centuries. Give them the Word of God as fresh and warm and clear as the Holy Spirit gave it to the authors of the Bible. . . . For any preacher or theologian who loves God's Word to allow that Word to go on being misunderstood because of the veneration of an archaic, not-understood version of four centuries ago is inexcusable, and almost unconscionable'---Edward H. Palmer
If you want the --real-- KJV you have to get with the Preface, marginal notes, and the apocrypha in it It's not an AV without it. e-Sword should have the 1611 edition, you don't have to worry about bindings and all that sort of thing either.
pennnned wrote: ...maybe because their rabbi said it was ok to target civilians?
were being fired from the UN school location and Israel warned they were going to strike there. You and SteveR need to stop supporting Hamas for causing the death of civilians by firing missals into Israel from sites that have children and other civilians. Their blood lies on the head of the Hamas. Over 2000 missiles fired into Israel in the last 2 weeks targeted at civilian areas but you think Israeli intelligence is flawed as to where they are coming from??? Strat is right, you would change your tune if the missiles were being fired at your house.
Sam gipp covers this stuff pretty well- there's a good sermon called Antioch. As for me and my house we will agree that the kjv is the perfect word of god and cannot be improved upon and needs no criticism ! It's a spiritual thing I guess.