whats in a name wrote: What John's error is to wage a private war against all things Calvinist which he has been doing for years. The method he uses is the insulting term quote "frenchy" More recently he has used the insulting term of quote "ingleesi" of CHS. Why he does this and purports to imply he is a Calvinist, is something only he can explain. But it is not a Christian practice or witness to call people names even dead theologians.
Over the years I have noticed that one person (quite obviously a Presbyterian) has been stalking brother John UK, hounding and badgering him, calling him names like "arminist" etc
This person keeps changing moniker in the hope that he will not be identified, and always attacks maintaining his anonymity.
My guess is that "what's in a name" is this same individual!
You need to get a life, learn some bible, and experience that grace which your mouth is too quick to speak of, but which your heart knows so little of!
Listen to yourself! Many have detected your false humility, but instead of exercising true humility and showing contrition you start hitting out showing how proud you really are.
John for JESUS wrote: If you really believe what you just said then you will no longer quote scripture to prove a point!...
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified..
What "calling" is referred to here?
1 Thess 1.4,5 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost..
A calling that comes with power and the Holy Ghost.
1 Thess 2.13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
A word which works effectually in some but not others?!
2 Tim 1.9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began
A holy calling? According to his own purpose and grace? Given in Christ before the world began?
Christopher000 wrote: Thanks Helps. I tries to search for it myself but the only free, downloadable book I found written by him is "The typology of scripture". I'd def be interested in checking out the one you mentioned.
Christopher000 wrote: ...I just don't know why everything shouldn't be taken as literal to start and work our way down from there to the obvious when apparent. What do I know though...I'll keep reading.
I suggest a read of Patrick Fairbairns book on Prophecy. This will help.
Can't post up link to the free copy today. Maybe sometime over the weekend.
heaping distress upon distres wrote: ....Now the tiny contingent of religious folk likely wish they could voyage home to the relatively light shackels of Great Britain.
What a joke! The Homosexuals have a strangle hold in GB because cleverly they have occupied positions of power in politics and the media. The degree of social engineering we have experienced under the Blair regime and continue to experience under the Cameron regime is unprecedented. This is certainly not the land of religious liberty as Christians are increasingly marginalised and secularism and atheism root themselves into the hearts of the masses. Who in their right mind would want to come here?
sledge-hammer wrote: Church of England 39 Articles X. Of Free Will. XI. Of the Justification of Man. XII. Of Good Works XIII. Of Works before Justification. XVII. Of Predestination and Election. XVIII. Of obtaining eternal Salvation only by the Name of Christ XXII. Of Purgatory XXXI. Of the one Oblation of Christ finished upon the Cross. One can still refer an unconverted Anglican to the above which are far more biblical than some professing Biblicist evangelical churches who sniff around the dung of Romanism. An ecumenist/Anglican is completely disturbed to see those Biblical beliefs were once taught in the CofE. Once they see that, they are more willing to turn to the scripture proofs! Proving from Scripture 'article 11' might save any further reference to those articles! The sledge hammer of God's word is of course the only way to dismantle before seeking to build on the solid Rock!
I would say you cannot have had much to do with Anglicans! The rank and file care as much for the articles as the clergy; in other words not at all.
thanks wrote: Look forward to more 'helps' as the Lord wills, God bless you and thank you for your excellent contributions
Thank you "Thanks".
Brother Alexander also has audios on SA, if you are interested to hear his voice. Just search for his name under speaker names.
I only got to know of him through Stuart Olyott's book on Romans, which I read many years ago, and have searched high and low for anything by him since. What I have found to date is priceless.
I sincerely hope that others will begin to appreciate his ministry again.
I am definitely going back to lurk mode now. I will post occasionally, but I find the engagement here too time consuming.
A blessed Lord's day to you all.
Just saw yours before leaving. You seem incapable of engaging, and appear very arrogant with comments like "Stick to the bible- may I recommend reading it!". I have been studying (not merely reading) my bible now for well over 40 years and so snide comments like that are insulting but not engaging. If this is how you interact, then you will get a reaction which no doubt you will label cyber bullying! A little humility would go a long way.
Lisa wrote: Stick to the bible- may I recommend reading it!
Obviously you don't need teachers because you have already arrived and we can all witness the wealth of wisdom you possess. If only the Lord had known about you before he decided to bestow teachers in His church he might have changed his mind.
You arrogance is quite unbelievable!
If you are so knowledgeable on the Bible why is it that you seem incapable of making a case? Those who make assertions, backed only by proof-texts and don't engage any more than that show that they know nothing. So stop standing on the sideline jeering at things you personally can't agree with. No one cares for your personal opinions!
Reading your posts is painful and the spirit you display is not becoming of a Christian lady.
Lurker wrote: Thanks for that link, Helps. I read the article and found it to be rich in relevant prophetic references shedding greater light than the usual immediate context expositions which can easily be massaged to suit one's presuppositions. Great article on the mark. Thanks.
Lurker, I highly recommend all the writings of Charles D Alexander because I find that he compares Scripture to Scripture and tries never to impose his own understanding on any issue.
Thankfully that website has most of his known writings which are otherwise very difficult to come by. Do check them out.
Lurker wrote: Let every man be a liar but God be true.
Amen and Amen
Lurker wrote: Lisa, Keep posting, dear sister, but be prepared to have your propositions challenged. And if the challenges are biblical and can't be refuted, you should be prepared to face up to the probability that the things that were settled in your mind may be mistaken. There is no shame in being mistaken. The shame is in refusing correction by loving brothers and sisters in Christ. Blessings to you and yours.
Lisa, this is really good advice.
This is a great forum for learning, whether you participate or follow in lurk mode.
Blessings to you.
Observer wrote: The truth really is devastating to the schemes that men devise!
Good post. Thanks.
I am going back to lurk mode.
So thanks to Mike NY, Lisa and Jim for the interaction, and Observer and Lurker for your insights. Blessings to you all.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Helps, first of all for length, I can only refer you to
You can copy and paste all you like Jim.
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
1 Peter 2
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light..
Believing Jews and Gentiles are the new Holy Nation, the Israel of God.
9 And think not to say .., We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Lisa wrote: Have a look at the davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7 Eternal
You asked Lurker a question and he gave you a very clear Scripture verse that says precisely what he maintained.
In response to him you cite a reference and the vaguest comment to refer to the Davidic covenant. This is extremely poor show!
If you are going to make progress on this forum please heed Observer's post of earlier today. Otherwise you will forever be speaking past people.
You might also like to consider our Lord's words that his kingdom is not of this world and the numerous portions of God's word which tell us that under the New Covenant the children of Abraham are those who like him believe and are saved: not the ethnic descendents, even if they could be identified and located!
Dear brother, thank you for your kind words. I believe, as you clearly do, that Scripture interprets Scripture and so working in this fashion is the most obvious method.
Mike wrote: It is asked what makes the difference between one drawn sinner and another. Why does one come and one not?....
It's called willful obstinacy.
I know you are interested in full orbed truth. So consider:
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
If we take the original reading of the Isaiah portion being cited in Acts 28, if it is Isaiah 44.18 given in my Bible as a cross reference, then it reads, "They have not known nor understood : for HE HATH SHUT THEIR EYES that they cannot see; and their hearts that they cannot understand."