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News Item7/15/16 5:34 PM
James Thomas | Florida  Find all comments by James Thomas
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Observer wrote:
Connor
This administration is seeking to overturn the Constitution which is the law. Since when do we have to comply with any requirement that is unlawful?
What once was checks and balances for the very purpose of guarding against what is transpiring are now the means by which they are doing it. The 8 lawyers in black robes believe they know best for the 320 million and can "interpret" the constitution. Instead of upholding the law....they write it.

News Item7/14/16 7:17 PM
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Kev wrote:
Don't have a OT inter linear.
www.blueletterbible.org

This site has the OT interlinear among other many resources.


News Item7/14/16 11:13 AM
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John UK wrote:
James Bro, I hardly think God would wait until people could read a new testament before they could understand marriage.
God instituted marriage at creation. It is there we need to look for a definition of marriage. But it is too simple for most folks.
Sorry John....I misunderstood what you were looking for but I now understand from your response.

Brother Lurker's post has been the best response yet to what I believe you are looking for.


News Item7/13/16 6:57 PM
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John UK wrote:
However, I wasn't asking the definition of godly marriage but simply marriage.

But there are countless non-Christians who have remained faithful to their marriage partner.

Can you define marriage from scripture?

Marriage is a covenant. From Scripture we see and understand what a covenant is. I can give you verses but I believe you know them.

As far as the particulars of what a marriage covenant of those who fear God looks like...

Begin in Ephesians 5:21 to the end of the chapter. The details for the husband and the wife are defined. Brother Mike's definition is among them.

....those who do not fear God define marriage how their culture tells them to and they follow it to their own liking.

As far as the ones who remain faithful who are non-Christian....who defines faithful for them? On what foundation? Each create their own standard.

Hope this one is a better help for you.


News Item7/13/16 4:47 PM
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Bro John of UK,
Your question on the unbelievers...

If you do not have the gospel in your heart, I do not see how you can have a Godly marriage.

How can Eph. 5:21 be obeyed by non believers?

But this does provide a wonderful opportunity to present the ONLY foundation in which a Godly marriage can be built.

The purpose of marriage is to conform us to the image of His Son.

The purpose of marriage is to serve....not be served. See the example given by Jesus and the washing of feet.

You cannot learn what unconditional love is by being with someone who meets all of the conditions.

So *when* (not if) strife occurs the believers have God as a foundation to help them through problems...Hence "His Grace is sufficient".
And the problem that was ends up being means for our sanctification.

Unbelievers do not have any of this. Too busy complaining about not being served.

Acts 20:35 sums it up well.

But he wont care if he doesn't know this...

1 John 3:23-24 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.


News Item7/12/16 6:51 PM
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John UK wrote:
It would be helpful if someone could accurately define "marriage", "divorce", and "remarriage".
I know it won't be easy, but may be worth the effort.
Hello Saint John of Wales, Brother Lurker, Brother Observer, Brother Kev and others who are His.

I am glad you asked for how God defines in His Word "marriage".

The essence of what I know to be a Godly marriage can be found in this verse.

Ephesians 5:21 (KJV)
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.


News Item7/4/16 7:23 PM
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Mike wrote:
Can't choose, no will. All choosing done for us, haven't you heard?
Mike...I appreciate your one liners. This one spurred a thought I had while reading Jeremiah. Not intending to kick the same ole can down the road again but curious to your thoughts and the others full of wisdom here.

Choose...
Gen. 2:17
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil... thou shalt surely die.

Choose...
Deut. 30:15
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

and again
Jer. 21:8
8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

Why do they choose death?

Another observation...

Jeremiah 4:23 (KJV)
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Did God turn off the sun in Jer.? Or is the light in Gen.1:1 the same as it is perceived everywhere else in the bible?

Colossians 1:12 (KJV)
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Genesis 1:2
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the fa


News Item6/23/16 8:50 PM
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Chris G P and Mourner

What covenant did God literally break here?

Zechariah 11:10-14 (KJV)
10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

When was it broken?

11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

Here is a clue. Where else do we hear of silver?

12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

Another covenant broken...

Zechariah 11:14 (KJV)
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

A question for any literalist...In John 3:4 Is Nicodemus attempting to understand literally?
Does not Jesus correct him?

Romans 7:14 law is spiritual...

1 Cor. 2:13 not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

1 Cor. 3:1 spiritual meat, drink...

Romans 7:1-3 a literal demonstration we can see...... to describe in 7:4-6 a spiritual reality we cannot see.

Where does the bible say to interpret literally?

God's Blessings to all His saints!


News Item6/1/16 9:40 PM
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Bro. Observer,

My desire is not to take away from the conversation but add another layer to it.

you had said...
1."Original sin is a sin nature that we are born with because Adam's sin is imputed to us."

and also you said...
2."Is their Adamic nature sufficient to damn them to hell even if they never exercise it to sin?"

Now does question 2 contradict statement 1?

Ezekiel 18:20 (KJV)
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die.

If they have Adam's sin imputed....per Ezek 18:20...they die.

But the rest of the verse bears more info...
The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son...

So all inherit Adam’s nature which is the temptation for the soul to act on the works of the law in the flesh(what He did in the garden) ...... but not Adam's sin.

From one generation removed...

Was Cain guilty because of Adam's sin or his own deeds?

We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.
(1 John 3:12 ESV)

I agree with your assessment here....Amen!
Ultimately we all agree that anyone who is saved is saved by the merits of Christ.


News Item6/1/16 8:37 PM
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Hey Brother Observer....here is a bump for you.

Working on a reply for your earlier post.


News Item6/1/16 3:14 PM
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Observer wrote:
Nah ya didn't bro.
Original sin is a sin nature that we are born with because Adam's sin is imputed to us (he was he federal head of the human race). When you say, not imputed sin but actual sin, I have no idea what you mean. Care to explain?
The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. - Ezekiel 18:20

Bro observer. After working through Bro Johns requests could you explain to me how you understand this verse with what you stated above?
Thanks
Will look in later. Busy day.
Blessings to you Brothers in the conversation.


News Item5/29/16 8:18 PM
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Very good comments and observations with which I agree. Have you read the autobiography of George Mueller? It is one of the best testimonies of how God works in our lives.
As far as teachers they are increasing in apostasy but God does provide for those who seek to know His Word. My believe is He is strengthening His Bride in ways that cannot be observed as a whole like Calling those who are untrained in the doctrines of man.
The breakneck speed in which we as a society are traveling now toward the days of Sodom is just unbelievable.
God's blessing to you Brother.

News Item5/25/16 8:03 PM
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John UK wrote:
1.To read the OT in light of the NT is a good plan. But to read the NT and grasp it from the OT is like making the lesser more and the greater less.

2.But regarding [faith (righteousness)] I wonder if you have thought of the answer to this question.

3.Why is it that there is so little faith in them that believe?
Worth pondering, eh?

1. Are you saying the NT is the greater and the OT is the lesser? Not wanting put words into your mouth.

2. Yes I have.

3. It is worth pondering.....what are your thoughts?


News Item5/24/16 9:13 PM
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John UK wrote:
Thank you James my bro. You have restored my faith in you, one who I imagined would never sink to the level of apologetics, in order to convince men of the truth, showing them from scripture the proofs needed to answer their questions, so that they might believe (having been persuaded) and put their trust firstly in God's word and then in God himself through Jesus Christ, who lived and died for them and rose again.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. - Romans 1:16

That is the power.

His truth is throughout His Word......
We can learn more about the NT by referencing the OT. That's what Paul, Peter and the rest "by the Holy Spirit" did throughout their writings with prophecy and fulfillment citations.
Then we have cross references that are there for our benefit. Ones as simple as....
Psalm 106:24. Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not His Word.
Heb 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.


News Item5/24/16 4:42 PM
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Understand that most of what I post to you would not be what I would present to one who is lost in the means of Scripture. You and I know a bit more of the lingo as we have read the bible and they probably have not. The questions people ask are quite a variety so being able to demonstrate where God answers their question in Scripture as opposed to me giving an answer has more power. I can then say that they have heard from God from His Word concerning their question.

News Item5/24/16 3:48 PM
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I can't say that I do brother. Why do you ask?

News Item5/23/16 10:20 PM
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Gal 3:24
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 2:19
For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.

Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law(Gal. 3:10) or by hearing with faith(Acts 15:9)? Gal 3:2

Romans 6:17
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin(Gal. 3:10), but ye have obeyed from the heart(Acts 15:9) that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

..... if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. Rom. 7:7

1 Timothy 1:5
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity(love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1 Timothy 1:14
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

... crucified with Christ....And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me... Gal2:20

faith and love.
Faith is the means to fulfill the Zion covenant (love God, Deut 6:5) and love (the brethren, Lev 19:18) is the means to fulfill the Sinai covenant and both are IN Christ crucified just as Paul wrote...... they are His righteousness imputed to us by promise (Ezek 36:26, Joel 2:28)

Sorry so late Bro.


News Item5/21/16 9:28 PM
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John UK wrote:
BTW James, in my research I have discovered I had slightly misinterpreted the following verse. I wonder what you think of it:
Galatians 3:24 KJV
(24) Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Hey Brother....sorry for the long pause. I have been looking into the verse you presented and will provide some insight when time permits.
I pray you have a Blessed Lord's Day!

News Item5/19/16 10:17 PM
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John UK wrote:
3. James, the problem with this new heart business, is that God does not just plonk a new heart in a rebellious sinner, upon which he suddenly looks around him and says, "Ooer, I think I've just become a Christian."
Conversion stories abound in many different people who will attempt to make sense out of the scriptures by what happened to them. You and I know brother Scriptures are to lead us.

We love because he first loved us. - 1 John 4:19

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. - Jeremiah 31:33


News Item5/19/16 7:08 PM
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John UK wrote:
Bro, let's see now:
1. "Spiritual surgery". The love for God does not come before conviction of sin.
2. "...not the accept Jesus". Well if God is resorting to converting sinners through this sort of preaching, we have to blame ourselves, not God, not Arminists; we are to blame, and we ought to be red-faced about it.
3. James, the problem with this new heart business, is that God does not just plonk a new heart in a rebellious sinner, upon which he suddenly looks around him and says, "Ooer, I think I've just become a Christian."
1.John 4:19 (KJV)
19 We love him, because he first loved us.

2.agreed....it is simply the gospel we need to preach.

3. What about Paul on Damascus Road?

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