Well, I hope I'm not repeating somebody else's message, but then I didn't see that many on Luther's Bible anyway, so I might be pretty safe.
Wikipedia wrote: ...A large part of Luther's significance was his influence on the emergence of the German language and national identity. This stemmed predominantly from his translation of the Bible into the vernacular, which was potentially as revolutionary as canon law and the burning of the papal bull. Luther's goal was to equip every German-speaking Christian with the ability to hear the Word of God, and his completing his translation of the Old and New Testaments from Hebrew and Greek into the vernacular by 1534 was one of the most significant acts of the Reformation....
The bad thing is what the IRS said, these people weren't amateurs and apparently they got other information than that to obtain refunds. I don't know if free monitoring of people's credit is good enough.
MichaelJ, I'm going to point out right now that most people digress from the topic, especially if they find a tangent interesting to them. Also this being a Protestant board (It is still that Moderators?) We should be able to put our digs into the main cult that most here consider the biggest, oldest, and baddest, and one that apparently uses the Internet quite effectively. The Romish Church should be fair game anywhere on SA.
So, I'm happy to see Romists on this forum as well, especially polite ones, I have no reason to hold back the truth, since I hadn't baited any specific person to respond to my comment on this thread initially. But a comment in passing to arouse such a response as was brought up by my first comment was an over-reaction on several peoples' part.
I don't complain about people who go off topic, e.g., about Luther's Bible, they were enjoying themselves and I just put up comments appropriate to the thread.
Yes, an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse either manmade or natural, e.g., giant solar flares, if memory serves, can wreck havoc not only with the Internet, but power grids, and I have a feeling that many modern cars would be turned into oversized paper weights too.
Summarizer for Distinctives of Dispensationalism wrote: The two major distinctives of Dispensationalism are the method of hermeneutics used in the reading and studying of the Scriptures and the distinction between Israel and the Church. Approaching the Scriptures using the literal, grammatical, historical interpretation will result in recognizing the differences between Israel and the Church and in particular a futurists view of yet unfulfilled prophecies. The literal interpretation of Scripture will reveal there to be a rapture of the Church before the beginning of the seven year tribulation and the return of Jesus Christ to the earth before the beginning of the one thousand year kingdom over which He will rule and reign. Dispensationalists recognize that as history unfolds there is a progress of revelation given by God to man and that man is held responsible to the revelation that he had at his time in history. Hence, this responsibility has changed as history progressed and revelation increased. Also recognized is that all revelation given by God who is eternal, omniscient, wise, and unchanging does not change over the course of history....
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.---NASB
Albert Barnes wrote: All are on a level; all are saved in the same way; all are entitled to the same privileges. There is no favoritism on account of birth, beauty, or blood. All confess that they are sinners; all are saved by the merits of the same Saviour; all are admitted to the same privileges as children of God. The word "Greek" here is used to denote the Gentiles generally; since the whole world was divided by the Jews into "Jews and Greeks"-- the Greeks being the foreign nation best known to them. The Syriac renders it here "Aramean," using the word to denote the Gentiles generally. The meaning is, that whatever was the birth, or rank, or nation, or colour, or complexion, all under the gospel were on a level. They were admitted to the same privileges, and endowed with the same hopes of eternal life....
MichaelJ. and Moderator Alpha, the RCC might be more open than you are on freedom of speech. The article was on a numbers game. but to make it more interesting I will give you a site reference on what the RCC thinks about about, The [RCC] Church and the Internet, from which
RCC wrote: ...Even when condemning serious abuses, documents of this Pontifical Council for Social Communications have been at pains to make it clear that ‚Äúa merely censorious attitude on the part of the Church...is neither sufficient nor appropriate‚ÄĚ.
Quoting Pope Pius XII's 1957 encyclical letter Miranda Prorsus, the Pastoral Instruction on the Means of Social Communication Communio et Progressio, published in 1971, underlined that point: ‚ÄúThe Church sees these media as ‚Äėgifts of God' which, in accordance with his providential design, unite men in brotherhood and so help them to cooperate with his plan for their salvation‚ÄĚ. This remains our view, and it is the view we take of the Internet....
I would think this is related to the Internet, and should be bland enough to suit everytone's taste--including RCCers?
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: The span of resurrections revealed in Scripture spans from the resurrection of Christ through the resurrection of all unbelievers.
References in Scripture indicate four resurrections in God's plan that will include every single person who has ever existed.
Christ/First fruits - Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20 has occurred.
The second (and next) resurrection will be of Church-age believers at the first stage of His second coming as part of the 'first resurrection' of mankind - 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
The third resurrection will come seven years later at the second stage of His second coming to earth, with the resurrection of the rest of the believers which includes the Old Teatament saints - Daniel 12:1-2 and the Tribulation saints - Revelation 20:4.
Lastly 1000 years later 'comes the end' when the resurrection of all unbelievers will occur - Revelation 20:11-15 when they will face Christ at the Great White Throne judgment for sentencing to eternal hell.
JJ wrote: Very true the division is being caused by the father of lies but see how subtly he (the pope) puts himself inside the house of faith ? this is the same father of lies who has anathematized the true Gospel and killed more Bible believing Christians than all other religions and the pope is the head of this religion. May the living God have mercy on people like myself who were born into this toxic religion and may they find true redemption in Christ Alone by faith alone.
Mike Gendron wrote: One of the greatest dangers to Christianity today is the deliberate suppression of bibli¬≠cal truth for the sake of unity. The danger intensifies as we see many highly visible and influential Christians are jumping on the Vatican‚Äôs ecumenical bandwagon. Instead of warning believers that this false unity is the emergence of the ‚Äúlast days‚ÄĚ apostate church, evangelicals are embracing and applauding those who are engineering it. Instead of obey¬≠ing biblical exhortations and examples...
GSTexas please see the commentary for Galatians 3:16 of JFB, part of which,
JFB wrote: ... promises--plural, because the same promise was often repeated ( Gen 12:3, 7 15:5, 18 17:7 22:18 ), and because it involved many things; earthly blessings to the literal children of Abraham in Canaan, and spiritual and heavenly blessings to his spiritual children; but both promised to Christ,...
JFB again wrote: Eph 2:12 ... ¬† ¬† ¬† covenants of promise‚ÄĒrather, ".¬†.¬†. of the promise," namely, "to thee and thy seed will I give this land" (Ro 9:4,Ga 3:16). The plural implies the several renewals of the covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with the whole people at Sinai [ALFORD]. "The promise" is singular, to signify that the covenant, in reality, and substantially, is one and the same at all times, but only different in its accidents and external circumstances (compare Heb 1:1, "at sundry times and in divers manners").