sometimes the names and places are changed on certain stories, but I just did put it up because I figured was probably reliable considering this TV station referenced another TV station for more details on the story. So, Florida doe has an opt-out on the Pledge?
1 Samuel 8:10-18 So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking for a king from him. He said, These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day. ---ESV
All the Dispensations has this outline which in itself explains something of Dispensational theology.
Dr. Renald Showers wrote: 1 THE SIXTH DISPENSATION 2 Introduction 3 The Dispensation Of Grace 3.1 The Time. 3.2 The Scripture. 3.3 The Ruling Factors. 3.4 The Special Revelation. 3.5 Mankindâs Responsibility. 3.6 Mankindâs Test. 3.7 Mankindâs Failure. 3.8 Mankindâs Judgment.
From the last part, Concluding Considerations Regarding Dispensational Theology, excerpt, "The successive dispensations glorify God in several ways. First, they demonstrate that God is the sovereign Ruler throughout history in spite of Satanâs attempt to overÂthrow that rule and mankindâs rebellion against it. The fact that God can hold mankind responsible to obey His different ways of administering His rule throughout history and can judge mankind for its failures to obey clearly demonstrates that God is sovereign throughout history."
Now, it's understandable no one really wants to spend time on what's wrong, Examining Covenant Theology (Gateway to all 6 parts) though he did an admriable job in these sermons, but like the rest of us he loves what is right so we have this great introduction to Dispensaional theology
Matthew 5:33 âAgain you have heard that it was said to those of old, âYou shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.â 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply âYesâ or âNoâ; anything more than this comes from evil.---ESV
Since we are in the The Sixth Dispensation from which, Dr. Renald Showers-- "This responsibility subjects mankind to the following test: does manÂkind obey God on the fivefold basis of the human conscience, the restraint of lawlessness by the Holy Spirit, human government, promise, and grace? ... Mankind fails the test of the sixth dispensation. The majority of unsaved Jews and Gentiles do not accept the gift of righteousness through faith in Christ. Organized Christendom does not fulfill the Great Commission, maintain a pure memberÂship, discipline unruly members, prevent false teaching from existing within it, and contend earnestly for the true faith...."
For you who don't have an electronic Bible on your device (and that means even smartphone folks And Bible is a good app) You should have the ISBE. If you have put something on your computer, here are some links, http://tinyurl.com/h5jlycx (Allegory) and http://tinyurl.com/hdphmdx (Interpretation) by G. H. Schodde. If memory serves the Lutheran denomination that Dr. Schodde got absorbed by ELCA. Pity. I would imagine that the ELCA was much more conservative years back, and I did know some ELCA members and they didn't strike me as being liberal either politically or theologically -- but anyway, with the ELCA of today, Exposing Hidden Anti-Semitism in the Church, there's not much hidden about their anti-Semitism.
WND wrote: According to the survey itself many are leaving the churches because of the hypocrisy of those attending, including the abuse by those who are supposed to be leading,â he told WND. âThere is so much friendly fire within the churches and among the different denominations it is unbelievable! How can the church be a light to the nations when giving hope to the world when they are no different than the world?
Hopefully, someone mentioned this article--it's a good one
Observer, to go into somewhat more detail, 'The Oxford English Dictionary defines a theological dispensation as " a stage in a progressive revelation, expressly adapted to the needs of a particular nation or period of time . . . also, the age or period during which a system has prevailed."' excerpt from, What Is Dispensationalism?
Also look at Law of First Reference Fallacy (The whole article that it comes from, looks pretty good ). This from a thinking Charismatic site (Makes one think of the term "Oxymoron" also) but he has many articles that make good sense, and he isn't superficial anyway.
Allegory and Interpretation are the full entries in the International Bible Stardard Encyclopedia of G. H. Schodde. Most fundamentalist Christians would have few problems with Dr. Shodde's commentaries, though one has to remember while a conservative, he was also a Luthern, which may have colored some of his ideas. I have not seen all of his works.
Well, I have finished putting an overview or summary to each of the Examining Covenant Theology (Gateway to all 6 Parts). A very interesting series of sermons by Renald Showers right here on SermonAudio. Since each part is just 15 minutes long, they are in bite-size pieces of what might be a 90 minute sermon. Dr. Showers did a series of written articles on Dispensational Theology, which I will be looking at in the future, so stay tuned for that!
G. H. Schodde wrote: ...The Protestant church, beginning with Luther, has at all times rejected this allegorizing and adhered to the safe and sane principle, practiced by Christ and the entire New Testament, namely, Sensum ne inferas, sed efferas ("Do not carry a meaning into (the Scriptures) but draw it out of (the Scriptures)"). It is true that the older Protestant theology still adheres to a sensus mysticus in the Scriptures, but by this it means those passages in which the sense is conveyed not per verba (through words), but per res verbis descriptas ("through things described by means of words"), as e.g. in the parable and the type.
In homiletics allegorizing is applied to the method which draws spiritual truths from common historical statements, as e.g. when the healing of a leper by Christ is made the basis of an exposition of the healing of the soul by the Saviour. Naturally this is not interpretation in the exegetical sense.
Because, Mike, we are a secular state not a theocracy. If all of the people under his command were Christians no problem. I would suppose if all the people under his command were Mormons, he could have the Book of Mormon on his desk, etc. Since there are quite a few Mormons in the military, this would be a more likely happening than the a Qur'an sitting on a desk.
By the way, if it is the Bible and in a military establishment, it had better have such verses as:
Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, âI am a warrior.â---ESV
rather than verses about turning the other cheek.
In this particular case it's a moot point since the officer decided to quite the practice of the Bible display.
G. H. Schodde wrote: ...Referred specifically to the sacred Scriptures, the science of interpretation is generally known as hermeneutics, while the practical application of the principles of this science is exegesis. In nearly all cases, interpretation has in mind the thoughts of another, and then, further, these thoughts expressed in another language than that of the interpreter. In this sense it is used in Biblical research. A person has interpreted the thoughts of another when he has in his own mind a correct reproduction or photograph of the thought as it was conceived in the mind of the original writer or speaker. It is accordingly a purely reproductive process, involving no originality of thought on the part of the interpreter. If the latter adds anything of his own it is eisegesis and not exegesis. The moment the Bible student has in his own mind what was in the mind of the author or authors of the Biblical books when these were written, he has interpreted the thought of the Scriptures.....
Schodde A Lutheran theologian of the late 19th Century in his commentary on Interpretation in the ISBE. How times have changed, and not for the better
Louis Sperry Chafer wrote: ESCHATALOGICAL ERROR -- A phenomenon exists, namely, that men who are conscientious and meticulous to observe the exact teaching of Scripture, the ruin of the race through Adam's sin, the Deity and Saviourhood of Christ, are found introducing methods of spiritualizing and vamping the clear declarations of the Bible in the one field of Eschatology.
The cause is not difficult to identify. When one is bound to a man-made covenant theory there is no room within that assumption for a restoration of Israel, that nation with all her earthly covenants and glory having been merged into the Church. There is but one logical consummation in that advanced by Whitby with all its reckless disregard for the Biblical testimony, namely, that a hypothetical grace covenant will eventuate in a transformed social order, and not by the power of the returning Messiah but by the preaching of the gospel.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson wrote: Specifically, when Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it used the term 'sex' as a biological category, The federal government is now attempting to unlawfully redefine the regulation so that 'sex' includes one's gender identity.
I am rather surprised by Google speech recognition. I'm also surprised by my non-recognition of when it makes an error in doing so. What I was trying to say is that SA had a good choice in sources since there is no obnoxious advertisement surrounding the article. Now I hope I'm reading this correctly. No telling how it's going to come out.
As I said this was not a win for anybody. the officer didn't put the Bible back on his desk. I would also say what if he was a Muslim? would we be appreciative of a Quran sitting open on an officer's desk?