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News Item2/17/17 10:52 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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I have not been shown a better definition than when Kosmos appears in the parable of the tares in Matthew 13:36-43 where in verse 38 Jesus said "The field is the world”.

The 'field' being the first earth (footstool) aka the kingdom of heaven ruled by the Jews(Matt.23:1).

Test it out with other Scripture and you will find that there are references to "a people" and not a literal physical field.

1 Chronicles 16:32-33 (KJV)
32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the 'fields' rejoice, and all that is therein.

"fields rejoicing"

1 Chronicles 17:9 (KJV)
9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,

Will plant them....think on these words in conjunction with the parable and 16:32.

I have provided two examples here but there are more for any who desires to peruse facts to form an understanding versus taking a tradition as fact and distort Scripture to fit their own tradition.

His rich blessings to those who are His.


News Item2/5/17 3:33 PM
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Kev wrote:
I was just wondering about this statement above.
When it says "that we may be made perfect" what is it talking about there?
Kev,
I noticed your question and wondering if you have found the biblical definition of "be made perfect" yet in your search?

Could not help but think of these verses when I read your post.

Amo 3:7
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Jhn 6:45
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.

Jhn 16:13
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth..


News Item2/4/17 1:32 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Sometimes the pot needs to be stirred 'just a nobody'.

Its funny I had just recently heard that statement which relates to your moniker.

"Everybody is a somebody and nobody is a nobody."
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I thought that was quite strange myself on the scrub of comments. I need to get one of those scrubbers for real life conversations.

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Well said Lurker...so simple a child could understand.

God's richest blessing to you and the rest here that are His.


News Item2/4/17 12:49 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Perhaps this verse can assist what has already been presented by Bro. Lurker on the topic.

1 Th 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.


News Item1/30/17 8:14 PM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Here is a link to a good collection of different links for bible research I came across that I had to share.

http://www.bible-researcher.com/links02.html


News Item1/30/17 8:37 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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John 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

I appears that this is How and where God will be worshiped.


News Item1/28/17 12:07 PM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Just look for the {removed by moderator alpha or beta} in the post and you might find SteveR. Appears to be a pattern of late.

News Item1/26/17 8:16 AM
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Carl,
Purchase a book titled "Boundaries". It will help you realize the problem and the solution. It is authored by Christians and presents the solutions with Scriptures and is helping me see things that I can control to change similar situations in my life like yours in a loving way. Prayers to you and your family.

News Item1/24/17 4:36 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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The winds of change are blowing.

News Item1/18/17 10:29 PM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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I believe this verse may apply to the subject at hand.

Psa 105:25
He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

Evidently, their heart was opposite of hate before the turning.


News Item1/18/17 10:54 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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S.Taylor wrote:
I'm struck with how quickly our generation becomes bored with technology. We have come to expect something new and exciting every year. Cell phone manufacturers that can't deliver that soon fall by the wayside.
How I understand it is it could be anything from electronics to food.

I see it as The lack of understanding of the discipline of self and control of emotions in order to enjoy the benefits of delayed gratification.


News Item1/18/17 10:32 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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J4J,
Your presentation can be followed and understood but that does not make it the truth. The difference is your demand for a literal interpretation which is in conflict with the attributes of both the Hebrew, Greek and the English which you fail to address.

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The flaw is in your interpretation, not your argumentation.


News Item1/18/17 10:10 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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The original Scriptures were given in Ancient Hebrew which has a unique aspect to it.

It is a picture language in addition to a sound language. A picture(metaphor) and a sound(literal). Ignoring one and not the other in translation can make for grave error....and permit one to control another by that error.

This aspect of picture and sound carries over to English language. Otherwise we would not say sentences, which if interpreted literally make no sense, like "I was threw under the bus".

It paints a picture in the head of the listener from the communicator of what has happened.

Ancient Hebrew word pictures are a part of Gods Scripture by design. William Tyndale saw this relationship between the two languages(Ancient Hebrew and English) and saw to it to help form the very language we speak today.

I share this with any who has a desire to learn as This was shared with me.


News Item1/15/17 1:38 PM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Kev wrote:
I feel the same way that's why I have told Erik many times that I don't mind Presbyterians and have gone to Presbyterian Churches. But what I've seen from many Presbyterians is not this same acceptance and I see some scorn in some I have talked to. Not sure where Erik spoke out against 'pietism' though. God bless Sister Penned.
Hey James thanks for the verses. Hope all has been well with you brother. God bless. Always good to look at the Bible through the lens of the NT and let scripture interpret scripture and give emphasis on apostolic commentary on OT scripture/types and pictures. Word searches are great as you pointed out!
And blessings to you as well Kev!
Good points you have there. Here is a word search I did today. Here are two verses from a great many. Another interesting aspect is that H1697 is a masculine noun.

Pro 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: H1697 but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. H1697

Ecc 8:1
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? H1697 a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.


News Item1/15/17 10:41 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Kev wrote:
If we all just stuck to the clear meaning of what the scripture says there wouldn't be all this division. It's strange how a group can claim 'Sola Scriptura' yet can't back what they do by scripture alone as we have seen many times.
Your comments are spot on Bro.

Many do claim 'Sola Scriptura' but they also carry 'their own' dictionary that defines the terms God spoke which can lead one creating their own cistern(Jer. 2:13 speaks of this very same thing in a metaphoric poetic way.) which demand works for things God never asked for. This happens today.

The 'Old Preacher' sums it up well.

Ecc 12:13
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Gal 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one Word...

LOVE.

The Gospel is the Word...Love.

(Romans 10) Faith by hearing and hearing by 'The WORD'.
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Edit:Great comment Penned...

"Glad to see the comments as well that reflect many are studying the Word themselves."

Reminds me of Isaiah 54:13 and John 6:45


News Item1/15/17 10:06 AM
James Thomas | Fla  Find all comments by James Thomas
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There are infants by age, then there are infants in Christ by being born again who can be 70 years of age. Set aside a literal perspective for just a minute and follow His Word.

Eph. 5:26
That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by 'The Word'...

How is one washed with The Word?

'He' is sanctifying and cleansing.(See Acts 15:9)

John 15:3
Now ye are clean through The Word which I have spoken unto you.

Here is the 'living' water.

Jhn 4:14
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Same living water here.

Rev 21:6
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Jhn 7:38
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

What is this living water?

Jer. 2:13
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

cisterns = traditions of men

Living water is Love.
God is Love.
Love is 'The Word'.


News Item1/14/17 10:51 PM
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Hey Bro. Lurker...hope all is well.

One thing that helped me understand the misunderstanding is learning that
Grace(Zion) and wrath(Sinai) are the antithesis of each other.

In the same manner of speaking the terms peace(Zion) and war(Sinai) as well as plowshare(Zion) and spear(Sinai)....and many others.

Alright....back to the thread.


News Item1/12/17 10:34 PM
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John 15
Now ye are ***clean*** through the Word which I have spoken unto you.

Acts 15:8
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

Act 15:9
And put no difference between us and them, ***purifying*** their hearts by faith.


News Item1/12/17 8:58 PM
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Reading your posts paints the picture of what I remember as well as a child growing up. From playing team sports and playing to win with others to the likes of learning how to craft the best paper airplane over and over like hands-on engineers. Unknowingly we were developing our social skills in the front yard.
Today they are developed in a virtual reality setting of a phone screen.

We made our chili last week when we had winter here in Fla. Prayers for you and all others who are to be in the path of the coming storm.


News Item1/12/17 2:59 PM
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Christopher000 wrote:
The simple answers and truth.
Simple answers is right Bro. Christopher...

A Great conversation....in reading through the thread I came across this verses which,to me, sum up the discussion.

Col 2:7
Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

***abounding in gratitude. Our response to receiving the gift(Eph.2) of Grace and being grateful.

Col 2:8
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the 'tradition of men', after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

*** 'Gift' implies no strings attached.

***Traditions of men teach 'you must do' this or that.

'You must do' versus 'Gift'

'Works+faith'AKA adding to His finished work before the foundation of the world(Heb 4:3,)

versus 'Faith'.

Then furthering the same point with more detail.....

Col 2:20
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

Col 2:21
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Col. 2:22
Which all are to perish with the using) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

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